cannot have both

U.S. PRESIDENT AND TERRIFYING DERANGED SERIAL KILLER ANDREW JACKSON ENDORSED THE POSTMASTER GENERAL’S IDEA OF LETTING MAIL CARRIERS WITHHOLD AND DISPOSE OF PEOPLE’S PRIVATE MAIL WITHOUT NOTICE IN ORDER TO STOP THE SPREAD OF ANTI-SLAVERY LITERATURE IN THE SOUTH, SO I DON’T WANT TO HEAR HIS NAME AND “FREE SPEECH” IN THE SAME BREATH! EITHER YOU LIKE ANDREW JACKSON OR YOU LIKE FREE SPEECH, THE TWO ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE, YOU CANNOT HAVE BOTH.

anonymous asked:

You need to watch Matt's livestream its on Shumdario News. He mentioned Dom's livestreams and how he keeps talking about Matt. One fact that stood out was when dom said that "Matt is very gentle when he makes love." Matt was like, "Not all of those are true." and he looks at Esther and was like, "Is it true?" and Esther CONFIRMS IT. So Matt is like, "Its true then."

“He’s very gentle when he makes love.” -Dom

Are we going to assume he’s talking about that particular statement? YES WE WILL.

…IS HE SAYING HE’S NOT GENTLE WHEN HE MAKES LOVE?

THANK YOU ESTHER.

So I’m studying Legal Language for my midterm today, and our teacher absolutely freaking loves West’s Business Law, a very handy book that very neatly explains law in an understandable way for us dummies.

So here I am, reading through the Negotiable Instruments part and….

Guys. Guys

One of the authors is absolutely a Dragon Age nerd.

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further proof that livia firth is a gift to this world [x.x.x] - for @hisreindeerjumper

anonymous asked:

How do you combine science and religion? They're basically the opposite. I wish I could without feeling one is a lie.

Ahhhhhhh, nonny, nonny, nonny.

The answer is because, truly, nothing fuels my love for & faith in my religion more than science. And nothing keeps me motivated & driven to keep learning and working in science more than my religion.

I don’t try to analyse my Gods with the scientific method, the same way I don’t try to analyse my experience of being in love. Even if there is specific phenomenology one could identify, neurotransmitters being released, activity in parts of the brain, that’s not what those things are fundamentally about. Science does not hold all the answers to all the facets of the universe or life or the human condition. And a good scientist must always remember the limits of her theory and her experimentation.

But -

On Sunday night I watched David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II and had tears in my eyes at the infinite diversity and beauty of the natural world. Watching thunder clouds rolling over steppes and feeling filled up with love for Sif and Thor. Every sequence of predators chasing down prey resonating so deeply with the part of me that works with the Wild Hunt. And looking at every incredible living thing shown and knowing - that by the wonder of evolution - we are all cousins - all related - our ancestors are the same.

But everything I learn about molecular biology, the incredible, incomprehensible complexity of every cell in every living organism and how they interact - all hewn out of twenty amino acids, coded by four bases, all evolved from a single cell across billions of years - just increases my sense of awe and wonder and faith in the Gods. This is what they gave us.

As does the stunning beauty and elegance of the laws of physics. The wave equation. Dirac’s equation that knew more than he did. The energy-matter equivalence. Quantum-electro-dynamics, which is accurate to a degree equivalent to measuring the distance between New York and Los Angeles to within the breadth of a single hair. The fact that I can look up at the night sky and see light from millions of years ago. 

This is beauty, this is poetry, this is magic, this is where I find my Gods.

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  • Sato Ryuji as Kashuu Kiyomitsu
  • Sakiyama Tsubasa as Ishikirimaru

Not gonna lie, one of the reasons why I was ecstatic that Kiyomitsu and Ishikirimaru were selected to participate in subsequent musical productions of the Musical Touken Ranbu was new idol outfits! xD And look at how gorgeous they both are *_*

Scan credits: aokinsight
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I love how acephobic gatekeepers will go “the split attraction model is problematic and ace people are homophobic for using it!”, then turn around and without missing a beat go “well, you may be asexual, but you’re heteroromantic, so you still count as het”. Like, buddy, either the split attraction model is valid or it isn’t. You cannot have it both ways.

One of the most common things I read about in this fandom is how you shouldn’t put Sansa and Dany against each other because they’re going to be such great friends, just wait and see!! The two queens of Westeros!!! They’re so alike!!!

And I’m sorry, but no.

On the surface both of the characters are very similar. In fact, if I said “she’s been forced into marriage, raped, beaten, and lost almost every single important person to her but came out stronger at the end” you wouldn’t know who I was talking about, because that description does apply to both characters.

Both Sansa and Dany have been forced into marriage(s) against their will; they’ve both been raped by their husbands as well as put into situations where the threat of being raped was very present; they’ve both been beaten and tormented and emotionally manipulated. They’ve both lost so many important friends and family members; experienced more loss than anyone should ever go through.

But what makes them different, why they would never get along; why they would never co-rule or be friends, is how they changed as a result of those experiences and their motivations for continuing on.

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Take a look at your life and see what is holding you back. What are you attached to? What do you think is important in this world? You cannot have both. You cannot mentally be attached to person, place and thing, and awaken at the same time. If you want liberation, you have to pay the price. And the price is letting go, giving it all up, surrendering. Having perfect faith that All is Well. Not trying to interpret what ‘All is Well’ means. Just realize that everything is in its right place, just the way it is. Don’t interpret it. There are no mistakes.
—  Robert Adams
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How to write comics - Story Beats.
From Archie Pals and Gals no.34

1) Start with something that catches the readers eye. Action always helps.

2) Give your audience something to care about. Romance is usually a good hook.

3) Tease your audience, but don’t always give them what they want. Sometimes this happens in a side plot (i.e. the skateboard here). It is normal for your audience to have more information than your characters, it keeps them on their toes. It means that your audience can predict things that your character cannot. It adds a risk factor.

3b) Every action should have a reaction. Stories should never be a matter of “and then this happened…and then that happened… and then this next thing happened…”. It is boring.
Instead consider “This happened BECAUSE that happened, THEREFORE this next thing happens…” Action leads to reaction which drives your story. Keeps your audience interested.

4) Conflict. Conflict is the perl to any good story. It can be emotional or physical. If a character wants something, make it a challenge for them to achieve. Now lets take this to the next level…One character wants one thing, but another character also wants that thing. Queue conflict. Who will win? It’s the classic ‘good vs evil’ trope. Alternatively, maybe one character wants two things and has to chose. Love triangles implicate this tool. “Betty wants Archie, but Veronica also wants archie. “Archie wants both girls but he cannot have both girls.”

5) When you’re comfortable with the simple rules you can get more complicated. What’s better than one love triangle? Two.
“Archie flirts with betty. Veronica is jealous. Veronica now has a crush on a new guy. Archie is jealous. Remember though, clarity is key.” Astory can be as big as you like but always make sure that your audience can still follow the the plot. You’ll risk losing readers if things get too complex.

6)All good conflict must come to the surface eventually. In story writing we sometimes call this “the pay off”, the moment we’ve been waiting for. The big emotional climax of the story. We want to see characters fight for what they want. We want to see them earn it. Now that you’ve prepared the emotional cocktail, let it explode on screen.

6b) Everyone loves a good villain.
Everyone loves a good chase. It all adds suspense, and it’s nice to see familiar characters team up to fight a common enemy. There are LOADS of ways to write a good emotional climax for your story, this is just one example. Always stay creative and keep exploring to find more.

7) Never make a goal easy for your characters. Always give your audience something unexpected. Surprise and wow them, make them laugh, make them cry, and always give them a ride to remember.

8) what goes around comes around. Remember that thing that happened earlier in the story? That thing I’m sure your audience has forgotten by now? Yeah that one, bring it back. Hide it well, then surprise and wow them. This is your magic trick.

9) There is always a new way of writing an old trope. Take inspiration from the things around you and always consider how it could be done differently. If you are writing a mundane scene (i.e. a character traveling from one location to another) consider… can you make a good joke out of it? Can you make them laugh? Can you use the scene to teach them something new about your character? Never waste a moment. Always try new things.

10) Don’t overdo the happy ending. Also, be sure to tie up all your loose ends. Always conclude your story, and sometimes it’s nicer for your audience to end on a mixture of emotions (that’s life). In comedy it’s always a goal to end on a punchline. If you can end your story in a way they didn’t expect, all the better.

I always want to reread tfc but every little detail hits me so damn hard and my very mortal existence transcends to another plane of existence and I’m left there in emotional turmoil about andreil’s journey

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2 times when Even probably took Isak’s hands 

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My kind of aesthetic, Taekook’s body differences. Dem shoulders, peck and arms doe jeon jungkook.