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Recommended Movies #03

Into The Wild (2008)

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, 22 year-old Christopher McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people. Was Christopher McCandless a heroic adventurer or a naïve idealist, a rebellious 1990s Thoreau or another lost American son, a fearless risk-taker or a tragic figure who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature? McCandless’ quest took him from the wheat fields of South Dakota to a renegade trip down the Colorado River to the non-conformists’ refuge of Slab City, California, and beyond. Along the way, he encountered a series of colorful characters at the very edges of American society who shaped his understanding of life and whose lives he, in turn, changed. In the end, he tested himself by heading alone into the wilds of the great North, where everything he had seen and learned and felt came to a head in ways he never could have expected.

Genre: Drama , Action and Adventure
Directed By: Sean Penn
Written By: Sean Penn
Runtime: 2 hr. 28 min

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January 26, 2015
by Bryne Yancey

Emitting an audible air of effortlessness while performing interesting and affecting music is a tightrope many punk bands simply no longer attempt to walk. To many, punk rock is serious business and the music, lyrics and presentation must always reflect that. Punk rock is The Clash shining a light on sociopolitical injustice; it’s Minor Threat’s straight-edge exhortations as gospel; it’s Black Flag’s severe neurosis portrayed in its most primal form. But punk rock is also Ramones and their desperate, palpable desire to become rock stars by writing simplistic pop songs; it’s Misfits’ inherently goofy horror-tinged aesthetic; it’s Descendents extolling the virtues of, among other things, flatulence. Punk rock at its most carefree and perfunctory can evoke an out-of-body feeling in a listener that no other genre can. It’s OK for punk rock to be fun, because the world around us is deadly serious enough as it is.

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I am a white woman. I am standing beside a black woman. We are facing a group of white people who are seated in front of us. We are in their workplace, and have been hired by their employer to lead them in a dialogue about race. The room is filled with tension and charged with hostility. I have just presented a definition of racism that includes the acknowledgment that whites hold social and institutional power over people of color. A white man is pounding his fist on the table. His face is red and he is furious. As he pounds he yells, “White people have been discriminated against for 25 years! A white person can’t get a job anymore!” I look around the room and see 40 employed people, all white. There are no people of color in this workplace. Something is happening here, and it isn’t based in the racial reality of the workplace. I am feeling unnerved by this man’s disconnection with that reality, and his lack of sensitivity to the impact this is having on my cofacilitator, the only person of color in the room. Why is this white man so angry? Why is he being so careless about the impact of his anger? Why are all the other
white people either sitting in silent agreement with him or tuning out? We have, after all, only articulated a definition of racism.
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 This insulated environment of racial protection builds white expectations for racial comfort while at the same time lowering the ability to tolerate racial stress, leading to what I refer to as White Fragility. White Fragility is a state in which even a minimum amount of racial stress becomes intolerable, triggering a range of defensive moves. These moves include the outward display of emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and behaviors such as argumentation, silence, and leaving the stress-inducing situation. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium.

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White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

"The Library of Unrequited Love" by Sophie DivryOne morning a librarian finds a reader who has been locked in overnight.

She starts to talk to him, a one-way conversation that soon gathers pace as an outpouring of frustrations, observations and anguishes. Two things shine through: her shy, unrequited passion for a quiet researcher named Martin, and an ardent and absolute love of books.

A delightful flight of fancy for the lonely bookworm in all of us.

Shoujo Manga

My top 10 must read shoujo:

1. Kimi ni todoke:

2. Ao Haru Ride:

3. Black Bird:

4. Yumemiru Taiyou:

5. Kaichou wa maid-sama:

6. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun:

7. Akagami no shirayukihime:

8. Last Game:

9.Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji:

10. Horimiya: 

Book Stack: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, the orphan Werner grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments, a talent that wins him a place at a brutal academy for Hitler Youth, then a special assignment to track the resistance. More and more aware of the human cost of his intelligence, Werner travels through the heart of the war and, finally, into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.

Like a Good Neighbor - USUK Stories

Amewica asked me about finding a neighbor USUK fic and I discovered that there are tons of them!

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Book Stack: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia showcases an astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.” It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along.

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I seriously recommend reading You You You by isthatyoularry <3 It's one of their older works but it's so funny and fluffy and just amazing :))

Thank you :)

he one where Harry and Louis meet at a club and Louis takes Harry home, only for him to realize that the boy who just made him breakfast half naked is Harry Styles from One Direction.

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