7.3.16// Goodbye Huck Finn, Welcome Modernism - currently working on F.S. Fitzgerald “the great Gatsby” -
Next stop in the “waste land”, afternoon tea with Sir T.S.Eliot ( desperately faking British origins)
Not to mention the age differential between Dean and Cas is a hell of a lot more significant. Like, isn’t Cas Dean’s elder by say, a few thousand years?
Didn’t Cas mention something about being present when first fish climbed out of ocean? That is practically prehistoric times. So it’s not even a few thousand years but more like half a billion years. You’d think that people who are so sensitive about the age difference between Dean and waitress would be honest enough to apply the same standards to Dean and Cas, but yeah, they never do that.
Then again, these fans also cheered for bi!Chuck while ignoring the whole creepy aspect of creator having sexual relations with his own creation or children(call me a prude, I just couldn’t stomach that the show went there).So they are at least consistent in their double standards.
In nearly every situation that presents itself, most people ask the question “What’s in it for me?” And so that is their primary filtering. A few humans have grown beyond this attitude, of course, which is encouraging. Yet the masses are still unconscious in many ways. While “What’s in it for me?” is appropriate for certain levels of evolution, it is too restrictive for the higher levels of consciousness presently within your grasp.
I know, I know, it’s kind of out of the blue and a little bit “huh…?”, but bear with me here. This little realization occurred to me some time ago, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since—not least because dealing with my latest chapter really drove their similarities and differences home for me.
“But Alley,” you might say. “They have different personal allegiances and goals, different perceptions of their duties, different reasons for fighting, different opinions on humans, and totally different attitudes towards basically everything. Also, Kazama’s pretty methodical, and Shiranui is basically an agent of chaos. And besides, they hate each other’s guts. How the hell are they at all alike?”
Make no mistake, those are all good and true points. By no means am I saying that they’re twinsies or any such thing; if I did, they’d probably fight over which of them gets to kill me. What I’m saying is more that while their behavior manifests in very different ways, their temperaments are fundamentally very similar, and their circumstances as clan leaders are almost identical.
I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others.
people hate halsey for making human mistakes. as if you haven’t made a low dig at someone online? as if you havent gone off on someone who shit talked you? she’s just a girl in her early ‘20s, learning, growing, and expanding her art. the internet should stop idolizing people to the point that if they show imperfections they’re suddenly a horrible person that deserves hatred and people mocking their medical conditions that affect their fertility. no one deserves that.
I would like to be remembered as someone who accomplished useful deeds, and who was a kind and loving person. I would like to leave the memory of a human being with a correct attitude and who did her best to help others. - Grace Kelly
I’m basically a feminist. I think that women can do anything they decide to do. - Grace Kelly
I’ve worked with many fine actresses. But in my opinion, the best actress I ever worked with was Grace Kelly. Ingrid, Audrey, and Deborah Kerr were splendid, splendid actresses, but Grace was utterly relaxed - the most extraordinary actress ever. Her mind was razor-keen, but she was relaxed while she was doing it. I appreciated that. It’s not an easy profession, despite what most people think. - Cary Grant.
Grace Kelly’s apparent frigidity was like a mountain covered with snow, but that mountain was a volcano. - Alfred Hitchcock
HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACE! (November 12 1929 - September 14 1982)
Andalite creatures live in greater harmony than Earth animals. I thought of the kafit birds, the hoobers, and the djabalas. We practiced morphing these creatures, but caging them, killing them, eating them was unthinkable. We were creatures of the same world.
But as Marco, or perhaps Rachel, had once said: Earth is a tough neighborhood. The competition for survival on Earth is brutal. This is a planet filled with powerful, violent predators. Predators armed with huge teeth, impervious armor, claws that could open an Andalite’s body from end to end.
And yet it is Homo sapiens, with his weak jaw and purely symbolic claws, with his soft, unarmored flesh, who rules.
For millions of years we Andalites have not felt the pressure from other species. With our speed and our tails we are without physical peers on our home world. It is different for humans. There are parts of this planet where even today humans are prey to stronger animals.
Perhaps that explains the odd, disconnected human attitudes toward other Earth species. Some they cherish and pamper. Some they protect. Others they use. Still others are annihilated.
And yet would it not seem that they would eat the animals that threatened humans, and not the utterly inoffensive creatures like cows? We certainly didn’t choose such animals for battle morphs.
Ax, Book #28: The Experiment, pg. 70 (by K.A. Applegate)
While we teach knowledge, we are losing that teaching which is the most important one for human development: the teaching which can only be given by the simple presence of a mature, loving person. In previous epochs of our own culture, or in China and India, the person most highly valued was the person with outstanding spiritual qualities. Even the teacher was not only, or even primarily, a source of information, but their function was to convey certain human attitudes. In contemporary capitalistic society—and the same holds true for Russian Communism—the people suggested for admiration and emulation are everything but bearers of significant spiritual qualities.