“It sounds like the start of a classic Sherlock Holmes story. “The series of incidents set forth in this little volume represent either the most elaborate and ingenious hoax ever played upon the public, or else they constitute an event in human history which may in the future appear to have been epoch-making in its character,” reads the first line of the book.”
“Modern psychology can offer some answers. Studies have shown that many people engage in ‘motivated reasoning’ – picking and choosing the evidence to suit your pre-existing beliefs. What’s more, we all have a ‘bias blind spot’ – the ability to identify the gaps in other people’s logic, but not our own. Crucially, neither intelligence nor education can protect us from this kind of irrational thinking. Indeed, greater brainpower may just make it easier for you to build elaborate arguments to justify your convictions – whether or not they are true. Today, we may not believe in fairies, but like Conan Doyle, we still fall for ‘fake news’ that reinforces our existing prejudices.
Frances may have hit on this in one of her last interviews. “I can’t understand to this day why they were taken in,” she said. “They wanted to be taken in.””
ooc. – I am absolutely stunned & amazed that I have managed to get over 200 + followers over the duration of my stay here in the Tolkien fandom. I started this blog on NOVEMBER ( holy fuck: THREE MONTHS. AHHHHHHHHHH ) with an absolute love for Bard and I know that I have grown as a friend, a writer, a reader, and a fangirl. It’s so amazing. I’m sorry, I can’t believe that so many of you like my portrayal of Bard and that you all consider me such a prolific writer. I’m breathless that you guys still put up with my random reblogs or my angsty threads or my headcanons. Ahhhh, thank you guys. Thank you for helping me grow. Thank you for showing me that there is always a bright side to everything. And thank you for introducing me to the beautiful world of Tolkien. Thank you so, so much.
I know that I may have my ups and downs, but oh my god, you all are there for me & I cannot thank you all enough for thinking this bean was worthy to be followed~ I’ve met so many amazing people and I made so many amazing friends. I am the type of person that tends to flit between fandom to fandom, but I have a feeling deep inside that I am going to stay for quite a while.
I’ve been roleplaying for 2-3 years now, but only have had Bard for three months. And I feel like that there is so much to explore with this dork and only you guys could help me unlock his psyche. Ahhh, i’m getting so senti. please stop me from being such a bean. And oh my god, thank you for making me basically fall in love with Bard? Like honestly, I think I know him better than my own family…. AND thanks for supporting all of my ocs like really, i should calm down with them, but you guys keep on encouraging me to make more… AHH
Honestly, my mind is getting frazzled with writing this. And I’m going to cry because I am so happy for meeting all of you. I really appreciate you all and what you have done for me. I want to thank those who rped with me, those have yet to rp with me, and those beans just watching me from afar, thank you. I appreciate each and every one of you and I really hope that you all are happy and safe in the present and in the future. No matter what happens, I know that we’ll all be friends and that I will always love you guys unconditionally. That being said: Please don’t be afraid to approach me! I am literally the trashiest bean to live and I will probably gush over the dumbest things ever with you. I love you guys so, so much. If you ever feel like nobody in the world loves you, you’re wrong. As long as I live and as long as I am able to write, I will always love you. Believe in who you are and what you stand for. You are absolutely, undoubtedly worth it all. <3333
I wanted to do one of the prompts, because i got unexpectedly busy to the end of the year, but somehow i managed to create 2. //still dunno how.
Prompt #1: No Capes/Masks au where Tim and Jason go to the same college
I finished graduated this summer, so it felt pretty close. One of my fav thing from uni was the Sleeping Crews, where you shot a pic of someone sleeping randomly around the campus between or during classes, and shared it on one of the school’s private social media account. I imagined this would happen in this au Jason being like ‘just one more chapter’ or something…
Red Hood saving Red Robin I’m unable to draw masks and gore yet, but i wanted this to be done badly…
I was tagged by @arishynya, thank you for the tagged! This was super fun!! (And a challenge, cause I would get caught up in drawing and forget that the song was over XD)
Tumblr wouldn’t upload 11 pictures so I’ll probably reblog this with the meme challenge picture, when I get on my computer.
Anyway I choose to do my Dark turtles Au, sorry to those who don’t like the Au but it was so fun to get to draw them again after so long! (And by that I mean get to delve into their story again)
The top pic I may have cheated cause it’s two songs put together, I think, but they are in the same video and that’s what came up first XD
(Also this pic takes place when Mikey is with Splinter after April saves him. Mikey’s looking at an old photo of Miwa and his brothers all together when they where kids. Now Mikey knows that Splinter was telling the truth all a long and Shredder was lying… Also yay, Tang Shen!) ((also I hope that makes sense, cause it makes sense in my head XD one day I’ll post a proper storyline my pics will follow)
Anyway, had super fun! Thanks again for the tag! I might try this again sometime ^^
I’ll tag @millin21, @unwantedsoul4ever, @tmntraphael98@hynmy-tmnt@fandomartist-art@kturtle@harukaze-001@mikibaby94 and I can’t think of who else draws at this moment. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to! I just thought it was fun and I’ve never seen this kinda challenge before so I’m spreading it around ^^
Anyone feel free to do it and tag me so I can see your art!