Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand,...– J. K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address, June 2008. It’s a brilliant and beautiful speech. Read the whole thing. Or better yet, watch the video they have, so you can hear it in Rowling’s delightfully clear storytelling voice. (via isabelthespy) (via champagnecandy)
In preschool, my teacher said, “If you have two or more of something, you should...– One of my conservative friends on twitter (No, seriously, he actually said this like it was a good thing.) (via robot-heart-politics) Long-held suspicion about most conservatives just being greedy, selfish bastards who throw a hissy fit when it’s not ME ME ME time … confirmed. (via thecurvature) ...
Well, what did she expect, getting drunk like that?” isn’t salt in the wound. It...– On rape and men (Oh yes, I’m going there) [via] (via anthropophagous) (via robot-heart-politics) (via thecurvature) Verdad. (via nezua) Yep.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Vulcan in the grip of Pon Farr...– Musings of a Daydreamer - Pride and Logic: Chapter 1 (I love fandom.) (via sylviasrevenge) OMG. That’s awesome.
I received - some signed and some anonymous - epigrams, epistles, satires,...– Simone de Beauvoir would like you to know that there were nonsensical and mean anonymous comments from strangers before the Internet even existed. (via tigerbeatdown, via gauntlet) (via melissa) (via champagnecandy)
I think I like me the me I can only be when I am with you.– Daily Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson. (via tylerknott) (via kari-shma)
Star Wars/Star Trek Corsets? Why yes, please. →
Where indigenous peoples are fighting to defend... →
writinggirl2writingwoman: indigen: Arizona The Navajo nation is fighting uranium mining through the US courts. Radiation levels are 450 times the normal levels. Other uranium mines are opposed by indigenous groups in Australia, India, Canada, Niger and Botswana. Botswana The Bushmen of the Kalahari desert have been progressively pushed out of their traditional lands by the state to make way...
US Troops to 'Encircle' Iraqi Cities →
nezua: It’s sorta like pulling out…but with a hug that keeps you poised over the target, I guess. Ah, war metaphors.