listen I’m actually kind of terrified of ghosts but for Holtzmann I’d do my best 🚫👻

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anonymous asked:

You are purposefully being thick now. Yes people do it with straight characters, because guess what, THATS THE MAJORITY OF CHARACTERS! When you're changing a characters gender/sexuality you don't take from minorities! That's the point I was making! I'm not saying anything is wrong with bi people, I'm saying don't take from the limited gay pool. Why are they open to interpretation? You see Undyne refereed to as she and go, well she's a girl. You see Chara/Frisk refereed to as they and go 'not nb'

I…was being sarcastic with the bi thingy. As a LGBT person myself I am not obsessed over these topics, I just let people be. 

 As I said, there will be no way to agree on this. People see Chara and Frisk as blank slate characters, up to interpretations for the lack of information or ambiguous information presented in game. 

That’s the point I was trying to make, having a different points of view doesn’t mean that they’re”taking your representaiton away”, no one is hurting you, no one is doing this with the intention of putting you down.

Heck, my Chara and Frisk on this blog are non binary and use both gender neutral and male pronouns for that reason, so you can be satisfied, I have done this for you.. Sorry if my jokes are bad to the point that it hurts you or that my sense of humor is too dark for you, or sorry for having a different opinion.?

No one should attack people with opposite views on the matter. That’s the point I was trying to make, because to some, Frisk and Chara ARE meant to be interpreted  due to the ambiguity. And the best thing to drop this…delicate subject is to just respect other’s opinions.  This goes for both sides, mind you.



Originally posted by zorosama


Oh I loved Gone with the Wind, I absolutely did. But really I loved Scarlett O’Hara, because, specifically, she is a bitch. She does things her own way and everybody’s terrified of her, but she lives like a fucking survivor. And everyone wants to be that. It’s that moral ambiguity which I think is truer to life. That sometimes we can be a little bit mean.

character: *uses she/her pronouns*

people: ah yes a female :)

character: *uses he/him pronouns*

people: a good boy :)

character: *uses they/them pronouns*


nb community: what a lovely nonbinary character-


Visual identification guide to Les Amis de l’ABC from the Dallas production

Or something like that…

This is in preparation for the group watch on Saturday!

This production has eight Amis and six of them are named or recognizable: Enjolras, Combeferre, Courfeyrac, Feuilly, Joly, Grantaire. The other two are ambiguous.

First, some promo pictures because they’re nicer looking [source]

Starting with a wide shot. Here’s (nearly) everybody in their barricade outfits.

For the record, I blame @shellcollector for “Jean Kevin”.

Another promo pic with a better view of Courf’s barricade look.

Another promo pic, Enjolras and Marius pre-barricade (note the different clothes)… I didn’t bother to label them sorry :p Enjolras is the one with the leather jacket.

One more promo pic

Under the cut I have lots of screencaps which aren’t as pretty as the promo pics but should be helpful:

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(Image caption: When the two eyes of the observer are presented with fast flickering chromatic gratings in orthogonal orientations, his conscious perception stays constant as a uniform yellow disc, while the early visual area resolves the invisible conflict through binocular rivalry. Credit: IBP)

Human Early Visual Cortex Subconsciously Resolves Invisible Conflicts

Our visual system is constantly bombarded with complex optical information. The input information is often insufficient or ambiguous, leading to potentially conflicting interpretations about the structure of the physical world. The human brain has amazing computational powers to resolve these ambiguities and generate a coherent perception almost instantly. As a way to understand how our brain works, scientists have been fascinated about how the human brain achieves this goal.

When two different images are separately presented to the matching retinal locations of the two eyes, instead of seeing a mixed image, normal observers perceive a spontaneous alternation between the two eyes’ images. This striking visual phenomenon, called binocular rivalry, has been used as a powerful tool by cognitive neuroscientists to study the brain mechanisms that resolve ambiguities to generate conscious perception. This is because in binocular rivalry, conscious experience changes while physical stimuli remain constant.

For the brain to engage the conflict resolution mechanism, an intuitive assumption is that the brain first “detects” the conflict. A central question is whether the conflict needs to be consciously detected for it to be resolved. In the case of binocular rivalry, in which the conflict exists between the two eyes, the question becomes whether binocular rivalry requires conscious awareness of the conflicting information between the two eyes. This is the question investigated in a study jointly conducted by Dr. Zhang Peng and Dr. HE Sheng’s research groups, including graduate student Zou Jinyou, from the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, published online at PNAS on June 27, 2016. The research question is straightforward: If the conflicting features of the two eyes’ images were invisible, leading to identical perceptual interpretations, would rivalry competition still occur?

The researchers used red-green chromatic gratings, presented in orthogonal orientations to the two eyes, thus producing interocular conflicts. However, the red-green stripes were rendered invisible by counterphase flickering of the pattern at 30 Hz. At this flickering rate, the red-green fused and both gratings were perceived as an identical uniform yellow disc. Although these stripes were invisible, researchers demonstrated that the orientation information was processed in the early visual cortex, but was not available to the parietal and frontal cortical areas.

In a series of creatively designed behavioral experiments, researchers revealed that although perceptually there was no difference between the two eyes’ images, the invisible orientation conflict between the two eyes indeed induced rivalry competitions. An invisible grating to one eye produced rivalry competition with a low contrast visible grating presented to the other eye. Switching from a uniform field to a perceptually matched invisible grating, all without observers noticing any change, produced interocular suppression at approximately 200 ms after the onset of the invisible grating. Furthermore, experiments using briefly presented monocular probes revealed evidence for sustained rivalry competition between two invisible gratings during continuous presentations.

These findings show that the human brain initiates mechanisms, presumably in the sensory cortex with minimal involvement of the fronto-parietal cortex, to resolve conflicting information in visual input even when the conflicting information is not consciously perceived. Researchers conclude that visual competition could occur without conscious representation of the conflicting visual inputs. This forms an interesting and important contrast with early findings made by the same group, i.e., that focused attention is required for conflict resolution in the brain.


I lie awake, the bitter taste of failure hanging in the air,

a sickly scent, rotting oranges or burning flesh, sweetness distracting,

I can no longer tell what is real and what purpose I have,

it all seems mundane, robotic, devoid of any wonder,

Jesus Christ, I long, beg to have that curious, innocent wonder of my youth,

it was stolen from me as surely as the money is stolen from my paycheck,

clink-clink, cha-ching, another day manning the register, a cog,

every coin clattering a piece of my spirit that has died,

oh sure that tv is a good deal, the lie escapes my lips a dozen times.

My life was once enriched by the stories found in games, manga and anime,

they are dull blips on my radar now, I cannot find the effort to enjoy them,

perhaps I grow too attached to the characters who are like me,

and when they die it is like I have died, they fall like me,

though they find a bottom to the pit and bounce back,

I have been falling so long I can’t remember when it started,

I only know the empty feeling of certain calamity,

each failure, betrayal, or loss threatening to be the final blow,

could I really piece my heart together one more time?

I hope, pray for those hands of my dreams running over me,

arms embracing me with total acceptance and protecting me,

it’s a folly I know, laugh and berate, i am too tired to care,

the only thing I look forward to each day is the thought,

maybe I won’t awaken in the morning, I’ll go somewhere ethereal,

reality is never so kind, instead I awaken to knees that barely bend,

hips that hurt when I move, a back that can no longer support me,

some days its hard keep from vomiting when I look in the mirror,

wishes are just the spirit pissing in the wind,

futility is my night time lullaby, amplifying the dread and anxiety,

one more day one Earth could break me, how close is the thread to breaking?

Loneliness sets in and while I can hear my love scream to me,

it’s already too late.

Press Release—Georg Baselitz at Gagosian West 21st Street, NYC

August 23, 2016

This idea of “looking toward the future” is nonsense. I realized that simply going backwards is better. You stand in the rear of the train—looking at the tracks flying back below—or you stand at the stern of a boat and look back—looking back at what’s gone.
—Georg Baselitz

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present “Jumping Over My Shadow,” an exhibition of new paintings, drawings, and monumental sculpture by Georg Baselitz.

In 1969, seeking to free painting from the constraint of immediate comparison to reality, Baselitz began inverting his subjects. He painted portraits and landscapes upside-down, creating compositions that appear at first as abstractions, but slowly resolve as representational works. More than four decades later, he continues to subvert the painted subject—now seeking atmospheric effects that impart to the viewer the sensation of peering through a vaporous void to discover ambiguous bodies within.

Baselitz’s work confronts the very limits of color, material, and composition. This, combined with his compulsive reference to self, produces an ever-expanding body of work in dialogue with precedents, including his own. Throughout his career, Baselitz has unceasingly revisited particular motifs. This consistent subject matter forms an anchor within a turbulent progression of painterly experimentation. “Jumping Over My Shadow” presents paintings and drawings that focus on the human body yet make that body difficult to approach or perceive. This set of elusive self-portraits includes several unseen works that Baselitz made after the Avignon paintings, a series of eight towering vertical canvases, each containing a single visceral figure, which were featured in the 2015 Biennale di Venezia.


anonymous asked:

Like many 20-somethings, I often find myself lost in a sea of relative values and moral ambiguity. Every night questions like "what truly makes us happy?" and "what is the true meaning of success/fulfillment?" keep me awake. How much of what am I and what I stand for is inherited from the people I grew up with or the social constructs I live in, and which ones are authentically mine? I guess my question is: What is true value? What is Truth? How do I stay in touch with the things that are real?

This is an amazing question and really set me to thinking. Surprisingly the answers to these questions are not that complex. 

Truth is that which is true in all times, in all societies and all cultures. Truth is not relative. Only truth with the small “t” is relative.

Success is nothing more than accomplishing what you choose to accomplish.

Fulfillment does not always come from success. This is because ego always moves the goal posts. Once one goal is achieved a new goal is set. So, true fulfillment comes from serenity and serenity comes from acceptance.

We stay in touch with “what is real” by practicing love, generosity, forgiveness and compassion. If we do these things our path will always be true.

anonymous asked:

Alright can you clear up some confusion?? You said: ((Sunnis and Shias believe Jesus (a.s) is alive, however, some Ibadhis believe Jesus (a.s) experienced death, albeit not at the cross, but during his ascension to heaven, he didn’t die a physical death, but him leaving Earth for heaven is considered a “worldy death”. Christ will not come back as a savior,...)) and as i was looking this up on wikipedia. A comparison chart had this for all 3:Jesus did not die on the cross, but ascended to heaven.

Same thing with his “resurrection” and “second coming”, all 3 fractions had the same views. (btw if anon is bothering u i could turn it off) 

Definitely, remember one thing - because we’re pretty much a mysterious group to outsiders, people do not know much about us, and because of that, the Wiki articles are pretty spurious and ambiguous because most of them are assumptions by unreliable sources, such as Ibadhis being descendent of the extremist Khawarij sect, or that we never invoke God’s blessings upon Uthman (r.a.a) and Ali (r.a.a) when we do. It’s far more complicated than that and a simple comparison chart does not cover details about Ibadhism. This is why your teachers tell you to use scholarly/academic sources and not Wiki articles when you write an assignment or dissertation.

But yeah, to answer your question, we Muslims all agree that Jesus (a.s) didn’t die on the cross at the hands of the Romans. However, Ibadis believe that while Jesus (a.s) didn’t die, he experienced a “worldly/material death” when God rose him up to Heaven, not a physical or biological death (note that the sources do not say “worldly death”, I just say that, because it makes sense given those events). As for the ressurection of Christ, we do not share that view with Christians. Nevertheless, I will go ahead and say that this type of information would’ve been vital to non-Ibadis, because it changes a fundamental approach to Christ in Mainstream Islam that is imperative for someone who’d approach Ibadhism from other groups who maintain that he [Jesus(a.s)] is alive. So the view I hold to this is somewhat sceptical, and I will consult my Mentor about it, however, in the preface of the source I used, Ibadi scholars all unequivocally agreed that this is the Theological view they held, but given that this is information is overlooked in many sources is odd, but I do believe that such a view is secondary and not fundamental, imo.

The source I used for this is assertion can be found in
Al-Ibādiya: History, Methodology and Principles. by Zakariyya al-Muharrmi.
Academic articles on Ibadi studies. by Al-Muatasim Said Saif Al-Mawaali. (Oman, Muscat 2016)

anonymous asked:

im sorry if this has been asked before, but i was wondering who your favorite christian writers are? ive been looking for some but its hard to find some that arent likely to have occasional homophobia, transphobia, sexism, etc.

Hi there, what a fun question! Both Quinn and I (Avery) have some writers for you. I’ll include links to times the writers have mentioned LGBT+ topics so you can see their stance, though note that none of them speak exclusively about these topics. 

Two of Quinn’s favorites are Nadia Bolz-Weber and Rachel Held Evans, both of whom are very awesome. She also likes C.S. Lewis. 

  • Here is a link to a video Nadia made with her LGBT+ parishioners called “I Am the Church.” I highly recommend watching, it’s only five minutes. 
  • Rachel Held Evan’s view is a little more ambiguous; I can find pieces from past years where she states she hasn’t decided her stance; this is the most recent piece I can find on her stance. 
  • C.S. Lewis’s view seems progressive for his day – not by our standards, but he rarely talks about the issue so you don’t have to be too worried about stumbling across anything hurtful. 

I’ve only read one of her books (An Altar in the World), but I’m a fan of Barbara Brown Taylor. And I’m so glad you sent this ask because I googled her stance and the first thing to come up was this awesome piece

To be honest, I haven’t read any one writer extensively enough to recommend any more. I’m sure that’ll change as I go through seminary, so I might update this someday!

If anyone has some favorite Christian writers who don’t profess any homophobic/transphobic views, please share! 

I love how Tsubaki’s name is so fucking ambiguous like… Kuro’s name is ‘sleepy ash’ like yeah… That’s a thing that correlates w him (ash though?????) Lily’s name is All Of Love, that makes sense because he gets ALL of the love bc he’s lust blah blah… But Tsubaki’s name is just 'Who Is Coming?’

What??? Who IS coming?? Is it Tsubaki? Who is asking the question? AHHHHH

anonymous asked:

Have you ever read Drop Dead Gorgeous and Underwater Light ? They're my favorite fics and they're BRILLIANT if you haven't you should read them. And thanks for the list I asked for, and sorry for the violent ask about REVOLVEVLOVER but I was in pain

I’ve read Underwater Light before- it’s very cute! I haven’t read Drop Dead Gorgeous because veela fics/bond fics really aren’t my thing. I’m glad you liked it though! :)

And it’s okay about your ask, but I’m not going to post it, just in case it triggers anyone. I’m sorry the ending of REVOLVEVLOVER by firethesound and zeitgeistic upset you! Personally, I love ambiguous endings- I think it’s such a brave creative choice, and I like that the power to decide what comes next lies with the readers. It makes fics stronger, imo, especially ones in which it would have seemed a bit inauthentic to wrap everything up neatly and give them a happy ending. So to me, the ending makes me like it even more! Although really, I love that entire fic- it’s so remarkably beautiful and emotionally gripping. Gah, I want to reread it now, REVOLVEVLOVER is such a fave!