thetygre:

Yo, but hold up here. You all hear me talking about the inherent horror of immortality all the time (*cough* Utena *cough*), and this is one of those aspects of horror. Because it’s inherently assumed that with eternal life, you get eternal youth, right? So your body stops aging.
But just think about what that actually means. Right now, your body is dying. It’s decaying, rotting around you, in dozens of little ways. For example; you know what itching is? Scratching yourself? That’s your body’s way of clearing irritants from your skin, including dead skin cells. So what if you didn’t have that anymore? What if you never itched again? Because, being eternally young, you don’t decay anymore.
Now imagine being immortal and transferring to mortality. Your body has been still for years, and then suddenly it starts moving. Your bones start to grind up against each other, your eyes start to ache when you strain them, your teeth rot, hair starts pushing up through your scalp. Suddenly, you’re changing; your body is spiraling towards a state where it just won’t work for you anymore, and nothing you do can stop it.
But hey, picture what a person would be like if that all stopped. Could you really say they’ve got the same mind-set as you? Because aging and dying, moving towards death, that’s part of being human. It shapes how we look at the world, what we believe in, what we want to leave behind, what we do today and regret doing yesterday and hope we do tomorrow. I’m not saying getting old and falling apart is some noble burden or anything like that; I’m saying that it’s a fundamental part of being a person. You take that away, and you change someone’s mindset completely.
Now go read and/or watch The Last Unicorn.

thetygre:

Yo, but hold up here. You all hear me talking about the inherent horror of immortality all the time (*cough* Utena *cough*), and this is one of those aspects of horror. Because it’s inherently assumed that with eternal life, you get eternal youth, right? So your body stops aging.

But just think about what that actually means. Right now, your body is dying. It’s decaying, rotting around you, in dozens of little ways. For example; you know what itching is? Scratching yourself? That’s your body’s way of clearing irritants from your skin, including dead skin cells. So what if you didn’t have that anymore? What if you never itched again? Because, being eternally young, you don’t decay anymore.

Now imagine being immortal and transferring to mortality. Your body has been still for years, and then suddenly it starts moving. Your bones start to grind up against each other, your eyes start to ache when you strain them, your teeth rot, hair starts pushing up through your scalp. Suddenly, you’re changing; your body is spiraling towards a state where it just won’t work for you anymore, and nothing you do can stop it.

But hey, picture what a person would be like if that all stopped. Could you really say they’ve got the same mind-set as you? Because aging and dying, moving towards death, that’s part of being human. It shapes how we look at the world, what we believe in, what we want to leave behind, what we do today and regret doing yesterday and hope we do tomorrow. I’m not saying getting old and falling apart is some noble burden or anything like that; I’m saying that it’s a fundamental part of being a person. You take that away, and you change someone’s mindset completely.

Now go read and/or watch The Last Unicorn.

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spcsnaptags:

wolvensnothere:

kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

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queenconsuelabananahammock:

zumainthyfuture:

stunningpicture:

Same Crime

I want that shirt.

He know wassup

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cutevictim:

Jesus was a homeless Palestinian anarchist who held protests at oppressive churches, advocated for universal health care and redistribution of wealth, before being arrested for terrorism, tortured and executed for crimes against the state, now go ahead and explain to me why he’d vote conservative. I’ll wait.

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People always make Juliet out to be dumb in Romeo and Juliet, but I think she at least had some sense where Romeo didn't have much of any

  • Romeo: I was thinking about this chick earlier who I said I was in love with but now I love that girl over there that is very likely to either belong to my family's enemy or be close with my family's enemy as it is their party I am crashing
  • Juliet: I do not like being so young and forced into a relationship with an older man, but oh there's a cute guy more my age over there. And since he's here he must have been invited and is there for a reasonable love match for myself
  • --
  • Romeo: We should kiss right now at this party
  • Juliet: No that is a super dumb idea
  • Romeo: *kisses her anyway*
  • Juliet: That was dumb of you
  • --
  • Romeo: We should get married right now
  • Juliet: We don't know each other. Shouldn't we wait until at least a little time has passed?
  • Romeo: Like tomorrow?
  • Juliet: Sure, fine.
  • --
  • Juliet: We're married now, so we have to try and make things better between our families.
  • Romeo: Right.
  • Romeo: It seems I have killed your cousin and am now exiled.
  • --
  • Juliet: Ok so since Romeo fucked up I'm gonna fix this shit by taking a harmless sleeping liquid. He'll come and get me and we can go away together.
  • Romeo: *immediately kills himself*
  • Juliet: For fucks sake.
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re-the-bear:

satans-advocate:

ultrafacts:

52 years ago, at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, second-in-command Vasilli Arkhipov of the Soviet submarine B-59 refused to agree with his Captain’s order to launch nuclear torpedos against US warships and setting off what might well have been a terminal superpower nuclear war.

The US had been dropping depth charges near the submarine in an attempt to force it to surface, unaware it was carrying nuclear arms. The Soviet officers, who had lost radio contact with Moscow, concluded that World War 3 had begun, and 2 of the officers agreed to ‘blast the warships out of the water’. Arkhipov refused to agree – unanimous consent of 3 officers was required and thanks to him, the world was saved from being scarred badly.

His story is finally being told the BBC is airing a documentary on it.

SourceMore Facts HERE

thinking for yourself.

might just save the god damn world.

The Disney Channel used to air these little shorts about geniuses and historical people. At the end Genie would say, “Great minds don’t think alike. They think for themselves.”

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0-memento-mori-0:

artigosaurus:

queen-of-dork:

i-am-a-cat-eins-zwei-drei:

debisanacronym1:

WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?

NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN

IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!

WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!

VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!

VIVA LA PLUTO FUCK YEAH!!!

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (9.29.14): At around 1:30AM CST, the police have released the unjustly arrested protesters. This is still some of the most ridiculous shit I’ve ever seen, but at least folks are back out and headed home to their families. The struggle continues. No justice, no peace! #staywoke #farfromover (PT I) (PT II) (PT III)

Follow the developments live @ Argus LIVESTREAM.

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derpcakes:

Villains with tragic backstories:

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