to the other side of the world

anonymous asked:

If Kant literally said it's okay to let someone murder your friend then why does anyone still read his books?

okay. this is a pretty reasonable question when you’re coming at philosophy from a new angle, so im gonna give it a nice detailed response. so, my main point would be one bad idea does not the philosopher discredit. just because something kant said sounds bizarre and useless in the real world, doesn’t mean that all of his ideas are straight garbo. so thats why people still read his books.

secondly, the theory of ethics and the place that this comes from is a very interesting one, and whether or not one agrees, participation with the other side of the argument is something crucial in philosophy - and this tradition of informed engagement with opposing ideals is something to be treasured. we need it now more than ever. the whole system of kantian ethics is fascinating and i wanted so badly for it to work but it just doesnt (if you ask me).

thirdly, ethics isnt all kant wrote about. he wrote a fucking shitton. jesus. theres so much kant about the place. and he has some fuckin brilliant ideas about the nature of metaphysics and the mind dependent world that are so crucial to engage with to broaden one’s understanding of philosophy even if you arent convinced.

finally, although the inquiring murderer is a whacked out and ridiculous example kantian ethics brings with it something completely novel to the field in its hardline logical basis. in the broadstrokes, as a life philosophy its also pretty nice. but, and allow me to reiterate this because its important, disagreeing with an idea or thinking its trash is absolutely no basis for not engaging with one of the greatest minds ever. people still read kant because his writing is intelligent, unique and relevant.

in many disciplines nowadays people have moved away from philosophy’s open dialogue, towards a position of engagement only with the arguments and facts that they already find palatable. like myson (occasional seven sage member/early greek philosopher depending on who you ask) said ‘we should not investigate facts by the light of arguments, but arguments by the light of facts; for the facts were not put together to fit the arguments, but the arguments to fit the facts.’, and i think this extends to investigating arguments in order to see if they measure up to the facts, if in fact it appears at first they dont. could be that you might read it, hear what kant has to say and be convinced. i mean probably not, but you wont know until you engage with it. sorry, this came off super preachy, but this is something im pretty passionate about. basically, read kant because its important. love conor xo

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“I don’t want to know what it’s like to live without you
Don’t want to know the other side of a world without you”

Three generations of Shadowhunters. Three different (fobidden) love stories. Three couples that will stay forever in our hearts.

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COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN! HELP ME GET TO WORLDWIDEWORDS 2017

So my last job kinda dicked me after I left. I worked overtime but they only paid me for about half the work I know I did. I calculated the hours, but while I’m on the other side of the country I can’t physically prove they’ve done me wrong (I’ve tried). That paycheck was supposed to pay for my plane ticket to World Wide Words 2017, the biggest Japanese internet rap festival in the world (also probably the only one, lol).

My friends are waiting for me there- they’re expecting me, and I want to go to them. But I can’t without the money. Even working overtime at my NEW job won’t cover it, and I’ve got less than a month. I need some serious help.

Everyone, please… If you could do me a solid and give this a good ol’ signal boost or shoot me an email, it’d mean the world. I’ve got a deal up there too for if you wanna buy art for a friend. Thanks in advance, everyone.

CONTACT: kcalanii@gmail.com

anonymous asked:

i read an ask you got a while back about how the phases of the moon & when the moon is on the other side of the planet for the moon's eye plan dont make sense. my brother & i always liked to think that Naruto took place in a complete fantasy world like Narnia where the world really is flat and it all just tables off at each end and the moon didn't really exist until the juubi was sealed :P it still leaves a few holes but it makes the world more interesting for us tbh

In which the shinobi world is like Discworld? I could actually see that. xD

anonymous asked:

Is there a kind of synopsis or a summary of what TSC is about?I am kinda new so have little idea.

(Yes there is)

Tobias Kaya doesn’t care about The Savior. He doesn’t care that She’s the Ruler of the realm or that She purified the land, and he certainly doesn’t care that She’s of age to be married. But when competing for Her hand proves to be his last chance to save his family, he’s forced to make The Savior his priority.

Now Tobias is thrown into the Sovereign’s Tournament with nineteen other men, and each of them is fighting—and killing—for the chance to rule at The Savior’s side. Instantly, his world is plagued with violence, treachery, and manipulation, revealing the hidden ugliness of his proud realm. And when his circumstances seem especially dire, he stumbles into an unexpected romance, one that opens him up to unimaginable dangers and darkness.

The door between the living world and the afterlife opens up before Pharma, but before he can walk though, Ambulon and Kaput both run him the fuck over in a mad dash to get through back to the other side.

anonymous asked:

Trolls mohawks have different meanings, the males have a silent batlle of who has the best style, the females decorate themselves with bones and paint, braids are a symbol of wealth, soft hawk (sidecut) means grief, shaved sides are warrior or hunter signs. Etch..

Confirmed to all of this! Different tribes will often have different interpretations, but trolls know enough about each other to understand the context of different styles within their tribe’s unique subculture. 

The Team+Greco-Roman Mythology-  Aaron Hotchner as Atlas, titan bearing the world in his hands

“Unfortunately for you, I’m not a 5-foot-tall 100-pound girl. All your life you’ve gone after victims who couldn’t fight back and the rest of the time you spent looking over your shoulder, worried about the knock on the door, scared that somebody like me would be on the other side waiting to put you away.”

Indefinite hiatus

Hey guys,

I know I’ve made a million posts saying that I’m not gonna be here for a while, but I figured I should write up an actual post for those who actually care, lol. I’m on mobile so I can’t add a read more link so I hope that doesn’t bother anyone.

So I’m not gonna lie, I’m kinda tired of being here. For the past few months, I’ve had the best time and really enjoyed being here because I had people to talk to, but it just seems that the people I used to talk to aren’t really ever online anymore. Which is fine, everybody has their own lives and shit to deal with and I totally understand and relate to that, it also doesn’t help that I’m on the other side of the world so 14 hour timezone differences are a thing.

Another reason I’m just so tired of being here is because half of my dash is filtered out and restricted, which really sucks because pretty much every single blog I used to love to check up on contains “inappropriate content”. I can’t change that, and I’m pretty much locked out of everything until I turn 18 later this year. It’s frustrating checking up on this blog only to see next to nothing load on my dash and to see the majority of posts from my favourite blogs filtered and restricted. There’s nothing I can do about that except wait it out, and I just don’t care enough anymore to do that.

Also, I just don’t have the time to be here anymore like I used to. Most people here don’t really know anything about me, but I’m graduating high school in a few months and I’ve never been more stressed and pressured in my entire life. It’s been really affecting my whole mental and emotional wellbeing and I just don’t feel the same like I used to. I’m not really happy about anything and I just don’t care about a lot of things that aren’t related to school anymore either. I know there are bigger problems in life so mine may seem insignificant, but the education system over here places so much pressure on students and basically teaches them that if you don’t do well in Highschool, then you’re more or less fucked for the rest of your life. They set you up for failure and teach you that how well you do in Highschool defines how you live the rest of your life, and that’s really fucked with my head but there’s nothing I can do about it.

Also, @riley-annette, I know I said to you a few days ago when you reached out to me that I wouldn’t be gone permanently, but I don’t know if I’m able to still keep that promise. I don’t know how long this indefinite hiatus will last but don’t expect me to be here for quite a few months, three at the very minimum. Thank you for reaching out to me when nobody else did, I really love and appreciate you for that, so much.

But yeah that more or less sums it up. I’m not happy anymore and I just don’t want to be here when I know it’ll probably make it worse. I also don’t want to vent my problems out on here (which I just did but I figured if there is anyone who really cares, I owed them this explanation). I totally understand if anyone wants to unfollow me, I hold no grudge against you since it’s my own fault this all happened anyway.

Something else too, I’m not sure if I’ll be using twitter much. I don’t really care for it much anymore either but don’t be totally surprised if you see a few tweets here and there. If anybody really wants to contact me then I’ll be on my other blog @aspectss. I’m always up for a chat so please, if you want to talk to me then please do.

Anyway, thank you all for the fun and enjoyable moments I’ve had on here and to the people I used to speak to but don’t so much anymore, thanks for making my time here worthwhile. I really, really appreciate it. I hope to see everyone again soon, and hopefully when I do come back I’ll be able to see people’s posts again.

i don’t know but one other person in this world who understands how truly excellent titus andronicus is and it’s a persistent thorn in my side. anyway i’m listening to a pot in which to piss and patrick stickles just sang the “I’M AT THE END OF MY ROPE… AND I FEEL… LIKE… SWINGING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” line and i’m transcending

Honestly Ezra really has Aria brain washed

He has been trying so hard to separate Aria from the rest of the girls
From back in high school saying “I need to be the most important person to you”
Then trying to get her to have their wedding just the two of them on the other side of the world when he knows how important her friends are to her

Then saying they lost the right to be called her friends? Seriously when she betrayed them for Ezra who doesn’t deserve being saved

He wants to control her and make her dependent on him by isolating her from her friends

Just like AD did

Which makes me really think he is AD

Themyscira, sex and love

Let’s talk about Themyscira and just how different  their society would be when it comes to sex and love

First of all as we saw there is no taboo on nudity. The naked body is not considered a big thing. Things like scars and skills in battle are quite considered a far sexier thing then nudity could ever be

Second it’s very likely that due to their immortality and isolation from the rest of the world long term romantic relationships live side with with polyamourous ones as well as casual sex

Which brings me to Diana….the only child on the entire island. Literally every single Amazon on the island would have known her since she was a tiny baby,.

Her fighting skills would be decades if not centuries behind the other Amazons, her skin would be flawless and barely have any scars on it and her muscles while adequate were nothing to really write home about. By the standards of Amazonian society she would probably be the least sexually attractive Amazon on the island. So imagine teenage Diana with her hormones raging, reading all night about the pleasure of the flesh and trying cringe worthy attempts to flirt with the other Amazonian warriors. And nothing works so frustrated she puts all her energy into her training until one day years later…she beats Antiope in a training match. The very same night she gets asked out by three Amazonians and suddenly Diana is finally the new hot thing in town and she is loving it

TL;DR: To the outside world Diana is the most attractive woman in the universe in Themyscira she was an awkward skinny nerd who couldn’t get laid for decades

THE WAY THE SIGNS ARE LIKELY TO BREAK SOMEONE'S HEART
  • Aries: Not seeming interested enough in the relationship
  • Taurus: By valuing material things more than the relationship
  • Gemini: Not wanting to deepen the relationship
  • Cancer: By being passive-aggressive and refusing to let things go
  • Leo: By making their significant other believe their Leo love is only with them because they can't stand not being in a relationship
  • Virgo: Through constantly pointing out what's wrong with the relationship, rather than what's going well in it
  • Libra: Seeming to love themself way more than they will ever love their significant other
  • Scorpio: Refusing to open up and let the other person love them completely
  • Sagittarius: Constant uncertainty, leaving their significant other unsure of where their relationship stands
  • Capricorn: Finding work more important than love
  • Aquarius: By always seeming to be in a different world and seeming to lack value towards the relationship
  • Pisces: Acting childish and refusing to take responsibility for what they do wrong