this was either a great marketing ploy or a fabulous accident
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my actual otp: my dad x my mom
Why do people act like being a vampire is so fucking great. You can’t eat garlic bread so what’s the point
have i ever mentioned how much i love this comic
#as requested by specialhell #I have no regrets #and no apology to make for that last one #If you have more throw them in!! #dorothy l sayers #pacific rim #if you’re wondering about their piloting backstory I’d say peter was basically LETS GET IN THE GIANT ROBOT #but Harriet was all ‘um my last copilot bailed out on me mid drift and I had to run solo combat for 27 goddamn minutes and these scars ache when it rains #so I see your point but no thanks’ #but they keep having these conversations full of non sequiturs and finishing each other’s sentences anyway #and peter’s just like BUT MY DARLING WE ARE DRIFT COMPATIBLE LIKE THE KIND THAT CAN BE SEEN FROM SPACE #and Harriet’s like yep that’s the point - you’d have a ringside seat to my brain mess and vice versa #two sets of exposed nerves would just make a scary seasick drift and nope nope and nope #but we all know where this is going #if you guessed killing monsters and blasting Bach in the connpod you’d be right
Forgiveness - Do We Know What We're Doing? -
Our lives are deeply connected—we are never uninvolved in the lives of others. What I have done and what I have not done both effect the lives of the whole world. A child dies on the other side of the world. I may have had no direct hand in the death, and yet I cannot excuse myself as if I have no share in what happens everywhere. The world is as we make it.
High school, it seems, has changed. It has become competitive. Young men and women — 13 to 18 years old — must work more or less tirelessly to ensure their spot at a college deemed worthy to them and their families. So rather than living their adolescent lives — lives brimming with desires and vitality, with vim, vigor, and brewing lust — these kids are working at old age homes, cramming for tests, popping Adderall just to make the literal and proverbial grade. And for what? So they can go to a school that puts them in debt for the rest of their lives. School has become a great vehicle of capitalism: it quashes the revolution implicit in adolescence while simultaneously fomenting perpetual indebtedness. — Daniel Coffeen (via crocettis)
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"Children are required to be in school, where their freedom is greatly restricted, far more than most adults would tolerate in their workplaces. In recent decades we’ve been compelling them to spend ever more time in this kind of setting, and there’s strong evidence that this is causing psychological damage to many of them. And as scientists have investigated how children naturally learn, they’ve realized that kids do so most deeply and fully, and with greatest enthusiasm, in conditions that are almost opposite to those of school….
Most people assume that the basic design of today’s schools emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Schools as we know them today are a product of history, not research.
Research has shown that people of all ages learn best when they are self-motivated, pursuing answers to questions that reflect their personal interests and achieving goals that they’ve set for themselves. Under such conditions, learning is usually joyful.
The evidence for all of this is obvious to anyone who’s watched a child grow from infancy to school age. Through their own efforts, children figure out how to walk, run, jump, and climb. They learn from scratch their native language, and with that, they learn to assert their will, argue, amuse, annoy, befriend, charm, and ask questions.
They do all of this before anyone, in any systematic way, tries to teach them anything.
This amazing drive and capacity to learn does not turn itself off when children reach five or six. But we turn it off with our coercive system of schooling.”
The fruit of the Eucharist is the participation of the body and blood of Christ. There is no sentence of Holy Scripture which saith that we cannot by this sacrament be made partakers of his body and blood except they be first contained in the sacrament, or the sacrament converted into them. “This is my body,” and “this is my blood,” being words of promise, sith we all agree that by the sacrament Christ doth really and truly in us perform his promise, why do we vainly trouble ourselves with so fierce contentions whether by consubstantiation, or else by transubstantiation the sacrament itself be first possessed with Christ, or no? A thing which no way can either further or hinder us howsoever it stand, because our participation of Christ in this sacrament dependeth on the co-operation of his omnipotent power which maketh it his body and blood to us, whether with change or without alteration of the element such as they imagine we need not greatly to care nor inquire. — Richard Hooker on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, from his Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (Book V.67.6)