survival legacy

One of the challenges that we have in America is that America is a society based on conquest, not on survival. It is a society, by and large, based on the concept that there is always a West, always a frontier. There will always be someplace to go. We don’t necessarily have to give thanks for where we are because we’re moving. That’s what has happened in this America, is this conceptual framework—there is always going to be someplace we can go or something else we can buy….

You cannot make an argument to me that the United States is sustainable, because there is no way that a society that causes so much extinction—an industrial society that caused the extinction of over two thousand nations of indigenous people—is sustainable…. A society that causes so much extinction is not a society that is nourishing.
—  Winona LaDuke, “Honor the Earth: Our Native American Legacy” in The Winona LaDuke Reader: A Collection of Essential Writings (2002, p. 180)
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favorite characters » Richard “Dick” Gansey III + dark vs light

“Listening to him tell the story now, it was clear to Adam that Glendower was more than a historical figure to Gansey. He was everything Gansey wished he could be: wise and brave, sure of his path, touched by the supernatural, respected by all, survived by his legacy.”

Since Through Imperal Eyes aproaches and everybody is fearing for Fulcrum’s life:

Why I think killing of Agent Kallus would be a bad decision:

- The fulcrum storyline despite forming part for the main plot is not something people are invested in, they’re invested in Kallus redemption, but that cannot happen if he dies at Through Imperial Eyes.

- His death would serve little purpose, Star Wars Rebels is not a series that is trying to show us the casualties of a war: the clone war is long gone, and the galactic civil war hasn’t properly begun yet. In this series almost every death of a named character serves a purpose: move forward the plot (i.e.: Tua), finishing or starting a character arc (i.e.: the Grand Inquisitor) or to help set up another character ( i.e.: Dath Vader assassination of Tua or Thrawn putting Mr.Sumar in the sabotaged bike). At this point of his storyline Kallus’ death would only give pointless drama.

- It would cut many possible story lines about Kallus life and his character evolution as defector of the empire. Sabine is also a defector but this face of her hasn’t been touched (at least not yet), and to my knowledge the only other defector of relative importance is Bodhi, and his position in the Empire isn’t one that could allow extensive look into what is to work for the Empire and dealing with what one has done.

- The only reason I can find for Kallus’ death is as an ironic reflection of Tua’s attempt of defecting and how he had a hand on her “execution”(because at the end this is what it was).

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Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.

If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself — but first she has to make it there, alive.

- Highly recommended for anybody looking for diverse science-fiction. The author herself describes this as “Afrofuturism” - the latest novella in the series is out soon and you can download this one for just $2.99 right now!

The Raven Cycle Series: Richard “Dick” Gansey III [INFJ]

UNOFFICIAL TYPING by CuriousCarson

Introverted Intuition (Ni): Gansey has a singled minded vision: to find Glendower. This goal overlays his perceptions of everything. It can make him blind to alternatives or other problems. He turns every idea, every occurrence, toward the future, usually with a positive outlook. Everything relates to his goal, which to Gansey is an abstract, mystical vision. “[Glendower] was everything Gansey wished he could be: wise and brave, sure of his path, touched by the supernatural, respected by all, survived by his legacy.”

Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Several characters have noted that there are different versions of Gansey. His behavior easily adapts to the situation and who he’s with. It is natural for him to play the part, to be polite, charming, in-control. He can even be manipulative, like when he convinces the guidance counselor to keep Ronan enrolled, although he doesn’t like to be.  He is used to solving problems with charm. Although he’s amiable and could be quite popular, he chooses to focus on a small group of friends (like many auxiliary Fe users). He is a loyal, peacemaking, compassionate friend, and he often puts other’s needs before his own. “[Gansey] gave himself over to feeling sorry for himself, that he should have so many friends and yet feel so very alone. He felt it fell to him to comfort them, but never the other way around.” Gansey himself notes he can’t be as independent as Adam or Ronan (both Fi-users), says “he never seemed able to walk away from them” and “Adam was so very real and true in a way that Gansey couldn’t ever seem to be.”

Introverted Thinking (Ti): Gansey Ti makes him curious. It drives him to understand everything of interest to him, regardless of practical use. He enjoys research and analyzing ideas. His logic balances his emotions. On several occasions he is willing to pause the search for Glendower if he perceives it as unsafe or knows logically there is a more pressing issue. He “could trot out logic on a nice little leash, wearing a smart plaid jacket, when [he] wanted to.”

Extroverted Sensing (Se): Gansey likes nice things, and takes special pride in some of his possessions: his car, the warehouse, his journal. But in each case the idea, the personal symbolism of the things, outweighs their practical value. He is often so lost in his own mind, he is detached from the physical world. He can sometimes be senselessly reckless. “There were many different versions of Gensey, but this… was the Gansey who bought the camaro, the Gansey who asked Ronan to teach him to fight, the Gansey who contained every wild spark so that it wouldn’t show up in the other versions.”

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.

If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself - but first she has to make it there, alive.

Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8, 1974, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her children’s book Long Juju Man (Macmillan, 2009) won the 2007-08 Macmillan Writer’s Prize for Africa, and her adult novel Who Fears Death (DAW, 2010) was a Tiptree Honor Book. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Chicago State University.

Binti will be released on September 22, 2015. Order here.

Translation of Original Sin Saga: Complete Edition Crossfade

Big thank you to michelemalebranche​ for assisting with translations!!

Introduction (Prophet Marry-Go-Round):

Inheriting the civilization and legacy of the previous period, the Magic Kingdom Levianta was prosperous enough to rule the world. Alice Merry-Go-Round was the ruler of Levianta, and also a prophet.

There were few who knew of the details to how she became Queen. However, the amount of doubters was nearly non-existent.

It would be troublesome to ask “But why?”
So all that can be said is "That’s just how it is.”

Eve Zvezda/Moonlit: 

  • “Witch of Nemu: Eve”
  • “Planned 「MA」”
  • “Queen of the Glass”

Adam Moonlit:

  • “The Scientist Who Survived: Adam”
  • “Dark Legacy「Sin」”
  • “Senate”

Meta Salmhofer:

  • “The Fugitive: Meta”
  • “ghoul child”
  • “Apocalypse”

Elluka Chirclatia with text behind her, some words obscured:

  • … Able to remove the gene of evil intentions (Malice/her)… 
  • … Candidate for Seventh Project 「Ma」 …
  • … (Clock)worker was XXX (「her」)but…
  •  … Music boxes artisan XXX for livelihood…  
  • … In touch with Held… Rumors…
  •  … (Nothing?) outside the Magic Kingdom…

Irina Clockworker with text streaming across, tiny and fast paced:

  • The common name for Hereditary Evil Raisers is 「her」. 
  • The God world 「second period」is said to have perished because of it, the presence of it now ruining the current world. 
  • It is difficult to achieve, but it is possible for a priestess from Lightwatch to remove the “malice” gene from someone. 
  • Many who have 「her」are 「ghoul children」. 
  • The original 「ghoul child」is the current world’s oldest 「her」.

End of Introduction:

Seven sins were released into the world by someone who meddled with the forbidden fruits. This is the story of the very beginning.

  • Who is the snake?

And then the crossfade begins.

WOW MY DUMB ASS FORGOT I’D READ ENDERS GAME

TRY ENDERS GAME IT GOOD idk about any of the follow up books yet…
Dune is fucking dry as hell but it’s good, got a nice audiobook

One book I have saved up to read/listen to is uuuh Binti

“Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.

If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself - but first she has to make it there, alive.”

AAAND the Martian I’m part way thru…the dude is a hoot

GM Legacy Initial Thoughts

my thoughts while watching this episode: 

- ok but this episode just started and Riley’s already killing me looking like the precious bean she is aWH

- why is Lucas so monotoned lmao 

- oh he’s doing it on purpose 

- ok but lucas is my new favorite character

- LMAO HIS SPEECH IS SO FUNNY

- how can you not see that amazing connection Lucas and Riley have?? she wasn’t even there when he wrote the speech and she already knew what he was going to say smh @ lm shippers

- their friendship will probably be affected by this

- CAN HE JUST CHOOSE
- farkle is such an adorable human being + needs to be protected at all costs

- @ Topanga um?? ok?? but riley is your daughter? and she’s your actual spawn why are you not focusing on how she feels why are you more attatched to maya hart than your daughter what is this-

- auggie’s the least problematic character in this entire show + I love him for it

- where’s zay 2k16

- THE ROOFTOP SCENE IS THE BEST SCENE NO ONE WILL EVER CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE WHEN ZAY’S LIKE OH IS IT ME OR FARKLE JNDEBHDB

- yAY COREY’S FOLLOWING THEM TO HIGH SCHOOL

- Lucas just admit you’re in love w/ Riley this is tiring 

- ok but correct me if I’m wrong but whenn has there ever been actual plot development for lucaya there has been like what two scenes maybe why are the writer’s springing lucaya out of nowhere

- lowkey want lucaya and rucas to have private talks by themselves so that they can discuss where they stand with each other

- RUCAS IS SO REAL

- RUCAS

- HOLY EKFN IFEIOWQ

- YEAH I STILL LIKE HIM YES RILEY IWQKJED

- fuck you Michael jacobs that resolved aBSOLUTELY NOTHING SMH 

What will our survival legacy be?

For a few months now, I’ve been traveling in numerous, old industrialized areas and have realized that many of us are sheltered from seeing the environmental devastation of industrialized lands.  Who is left to live with the destruction but those not having enough money to move away … and living creatures that don’t know they need to migrate.

Day after day, I’ve seen, smelled and experienced pollution and the grief of realizing how much nature has been destroyed in these places.

It occurred to me that what I’m seeing is man’s “survival legacy” on the planet.  It’s a survival legacy that is rooted and grounded in monetary greed.  Leading (forcing) the way are the rich who only seek to get more rich.  It’s a survival legacy that has put the value of money above all other life forms who share this planet with humans.

The two photos below are from a river bank – long ago a beautiful place thriving with all things natural.  The destruction you see goes on for miles … and miles … and miles.  What about the river – once living, clean water for all?  What about the old growth trees that used to be there?  What about the bears and mountain lions who used to live “with” this land?  What about the Native peoples who lived in harmony with nature here?

It’s so important to stop and reflect on the original state of the land you find yourself looking at … to understand what is gone and that what we see with our eyes is not “normal.”  We must try to create a sustainable survival legacy … one that respects all other life forms sharing this planet with us.

Ask The Creator how you can help.

“Listening to him tell the story now, it was clear to Adam that Glendower was more than a historical figure to Gansey. He was everything Gansey wished he could be: wise and brave, sure of his path, touched by the supernatural, respected by all, survived by his legacy.”

-  Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys

The Raven King

Ronan (x)

Blue (x)

Adam (x)

Noah (x)

submission #190  from

All that your ancestors had to go through for you to be here.. and you doubt yourself? How dare you. You come from a legacy of survival that is to never be questioned.