and-i-think

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“Trust fall”

Here it is! My small but oh so time consuming Iwaoi comic! As you may notice, I have experimented a bit with lineless art, colors and such. The theme isn’t exactly new for these two, but I felt that I have to start at the basics to get to know them! (I feel like I still have a bit left to a good characterization, but I’ll be getting there.) I hope you like it!

why is every bandcamp boyfriend love song like:
*sample of a voicemail before chords start*
you are the solid ground beneath me and the sky vast up above
you are the air in my lungs and a beautiful dove
you are the 66 text messages i sent you never read
you are the shitty party i went to when i’d rather be home instead
you are the capri sun i stepped on outside my old elementary school
you are the chlorine i got up my nose when i snuck into your neighbors swimming pool

Okay but Vance Joy’s cover of I Know Places seriously showcases just how dynamic and artistic Taylor’s lyrics are. He took a song that is already so different and so magnetic and charismatic, and kept that same character but he did it in a totally different form, made it sound like his own and completely changed up the atmosphere of the song. I just think Taylor’s lyrics extend so far beyond just words and lyrics, they touch a whole other level of artistry that I honestly don’t think has been done before and you can see it so well when an artist like Vance covers her.  

You guys...

This episode was everything we ever wanted… like each time I think damn this is my new fave episode the writers give us something better. 

I’m just.. so overwhelmed with emotion right now. My baby Iris is in the know, and the writers did right by her.  The Joe/Iris scenes and Iris going in on Joe and his overprotective ways, and having Joe acknowledge how strong Iris is and all the Westallen scenes and having Iris be Barry’s anchor and “without you there wouldn’t be The Flash” I’m just..

But can you imagine what season 2 is gonna be like though???

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I found these pics some time earlier and I want to know who this is. I’m not familiar with Korean or Chinese stuff but I’m sure he’s from EXO. Could someone enlighten this noob please

mistystarbright asked:

What's your religion? I've been wondering this since you made an entire film that's sort of dedicated to it.

You know?  I don’t really have an exact answer. 

I was raised in what I call “Sitcom Family Christianity”.  Like, you went to church as a kid, and you wore your “sunday best” on Easter, but you get the feeling that it’s really more about looking good in the community and instilling Christian Values™ in your kids than it is about worship or personal belief.  The Flanders family lives across the street, and they’re devout, upstanding citizens who look forward to going to church every week.  But you’re the Simpson family. 

You might’ve gone to some VBS sessions or a bible camp, and yeah, maybe you could quote John 3:16 if you really had to, but your heart’s not in it.  That’s the sort of thing I’m kinda basing W2H off of; is this super midwestern, almost folk-religion version of Christianity.  It’s this presence that’s always there, beneath the surface, but it’s hard to define.  It’s just part of the culture.  You have these ideas about God and the Devil and Hell, but it’s nothing you’ve read or studied extensively, it’s just something you’ve heard somewhere.

Maybe once every few years, late at night, you’re at the end of your rope and you don’t know where else to turn, so you kind of uncomfortably get down on both knees and pray by your bedside, opening with “I’m not normally a religious man, but…” and closing by stuttering over the “amen”. 

I don’t know.  I think religion is a very personal thing for people, and maybe some people dig the organized religion thing, and they get something out of a community worshiping service, but I think, like… really, religion isn’t something you can teach or force on people; it’s something you need to come to your own conclusions about.  (Shout out to Eastern religions for nailing this on the head.  That’s why I’m not bringing you up, you’re all about self reflection as it stands anyway.  You dudes seem to get it.) 

I don’t think about religion a lot, actually.  But I think if there is some divine being who created life and the universe as we know it, they’re prooooobably not up there fussing over us and trying to regulate our lives; looking down at us–these tiny little specks–and saying “okay, but you guys with the matching dirty bits, you’re not allowed to file joint tax returns.”.  Like… I just don’t see that being likely.  If we were designed intelligently, it was by a being that was enlightened enough to give us free will, haha. 

I’m not sure if that answers your question.  I guess “agnostic” would be the appropriate response here, but I’m not exactly jumping at the chance to label it that either. 

The Machine never had the benefit of going to an ethics class. It probably taught itself ethics along the way and has struggled in making these very difficult decisions. It’s now struggling with the reality that it may have made some mistakes long the way. I think it came back to this moment of fragility and said to Finch “Hey, you made me in the first f***in’ place. If I’ve strayed too far from the mandate then there’s no better judge of that then you. So maybe I shouldn’t make it through this.” And I think the moment we arrived is one where Finch – and I wish these episodes could be an hour long but they can’t – is very much struggling with “Yeah, I’ve had my doubts and yeah you may have lost your way a little bit, but you still deserve to exist.” It’s an argument he makes to Caleb, who made a cameo on this episode, back in “2πR” when he said that it was better to have existed than to not have existed. Right? And the world is definitely a better place with the Machine in it. And that’s the resolution Finch comes to. Now what that’s going to look like next season in terms of Finch having to make some difficult choices as to how he brings the Machine back into the world, that’s a larger question.
—  Jonathan Nolan (x)