Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.
The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard
work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles. We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.

D. H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley’s Lover


Monday First Lines | Every Monday, we offer the opening sentences of a Penguin Classic to start the week. In honor of Banned Book Week, here are the first lines of Lawrence’s classic, declared obscene upon publication in 1928 and finally legalized as the result of R v. Penguin Books Ltd. in 1960.

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Intersectionality

Intersectionality. Because it’s one fight- and our enemies are legion, but so are we. Because the meek shall inherit the earth: and, well, looks like it’s time for probate. Because your struggles are mine; and because my struggles are your’s too. Because there is only one right, and infinite wrongs. Because I can’t stand silent in te face of oppression and injustice. Because the stakes are high: it’s a struggle for survival, life and death, and survival is a basic human right. Because I believe in humanity. Because pretending injustice isn’t happening doesn’t make it go away…

liftedandgiftedd:

cooasswhiteboiii47:

thekingofhorror:

robemmy:

Hypocrisy

So fucking powerful.

can’t get over this

every fucking time..

Part of it is because a lot of the people walking by are poor, and we are already helping each other the best we can.

Point taken though. There is an alwful lot of hypocrites- NYC cares more about property than people, for sure.

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…And we talk it out. Lately, I’ve had Roy Thomas come in, and he sits and makes notes while we discuss it. Then he types them up, which gives us a written synopsis. Originally — I have a little tape recorder — I had tried taping it, but then I found no one on staff has time to listen to the tape again later. But this way he makes notes, types it quickly, I get a carbon, the artist gets a carbon … so we don’t have to worry that we’ll forget what we’ve said. Then the artist goes home … or wherever he goes … and he draws the thing out, brings it back, and I put the copy in after he’s drawn the story based on the plot I’ve given him. Now this varies with the different artists. Some artists, of course, need a more detailed plot than others. Some artists, such as Jack Kirby, need no plot at all. I mean I’ll just say to Jack, ‘Let’s make the next villain be Dr. Doom’ … or I may not even say that. He may tell me. And then he goes home and does it. He’s good at plots. I’m sure he’s a thousand times better than I. He just about makes up the plots for these stories. All I do is a little editing … I may tell him he’s gone too far in one direction or another. Of course, occasionally I’ll give him a plot, but we’re practically both the writers on the things.
Stan Lee, 1968 (via comicbookartwork)

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scrollboss:

The newness is on! Crap, there’s almost too much newness! Look at all that new stuff and exclamation points! Look closely at that Final Fight background, because that isn’t from the game. I’m not typing all that crap out, and there’s even more (backgrounds, mini-logos, etc.), so go check out the update post. I’m gonna go somewhere and pass out. Pass out from newness.

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oupacademic:

How did mathematical physicist John Nicholson’s “completely wrong” theories lead to incredible advances in science?
Gif via giphy.com

Like every philosophers…

oupacademic:

How did mathematical physicist John Nicholson’s “completely wrong” theories lead to incredible advances in science?

Gif via giphy.com

Like every philosophers…

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Who cares if you can find yourself in media? I’m a genius (top 1% of the top 1 %), and I’m not a physicist and I’d never join MENSA. I’m a real one, like Hawkings level, I’m never represented in media and I doubt I even could be. Stop looking for role models…they can’t help “you…”

memeguy-com:

Some signs exist because theyre practical Others have a hell of a story behind them

memeguy-com:

Some signs exist because theyre practical Others have a hell of a story behind them

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