so his dark materials are my favourite books ever ever
and I’ve been telling my 12 year old cousin about them because she is a lot like I was when I was that age and reads a lot of the same stuff and I’ve bought/lent her a lot of sci fi/fantasy books I love and read back then
I was planning on…
If they truly aren’t pushy about their faith and accept others who aren’t religious, I don’t believe they would take offense. I’m familiar with these types of families and they tend to be the more rational kinds of religious folks. They are able to recognize fiction for fiction and not get wrapped up in perceived “oppression” of faith. I would go ahead and purchase the books. But if you’re really nervous, I also think it would be perfectly safe to breach the subject with your aunt. Simply ask “if I were to buy the his dark materials books for her, would you feel they were inappropriate?”
I never liked Katniss in the books. She always came off as a whiny brat to me. The movies made her infinitely more sympathetic. The thing I have to remember is the story was written for teens, not those young adults in their 20s who have moved on from the hormonal hell of adolescence. Once I was able to get past that mental block, I was able to really appreciate the full plot. I took it as cautionary tale. America has a growing problem of the have and have nots. That’s why the occupy movement happened. It’s why political candidates are attacked for their privilege and lack of understanding about “the 99%.” If current capitalism is able to continue to run its course unchecked, the middle class will certainly disappear and these fictional, futuristic, dystopian stories will not be so far off from reality.
I hate when the media makes The Hunger Games look like a battle for love. Get your bullshit fantasies away. This is about murder, over powered government, and a girl trying to change the way things are. News flash not every girls fantasy is to find true love.
the irony here is that our media is doing exactly what the Capitol did in the books; downplaying the murder, focusing on the bullshit love story
I swear to god. Every fucking thing Fitz does is stereotypical abusive boyfriend/husband tropes. Command your S.O. ‘s presence and don’t stop the harassment until it happens? Make her feel guilty for her emotions and reactions to YOUR shitty behavior? Manipulate situations and use power status to get what you want no matter how it affects those around you? Yeah. Definitely seems like typical abusive bullshit to me.
Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to…
“I do have another project I want to do, which is a winter game show called “What Time Is It?” where you look out the window and try to guess what time it is and you’re like, “Oh, it’s probably midnight,” but it’s always 5 p.m.”—John Mulaney, ladies and gents. (via fuckyeahjohnmulaney)
I had a dream last night that could easily lend itself to be a supernatural idea.
I was chosen by a mysterious Muslim religious leader while on a school field trip to the Middle East. He said I was destined to join Islam. He “baptized” me (I don’t know the proper term regarding converting to Islam, but a bowl of water was used) and finished the conversion with “you are now blessed by Allah.” When I arose, I suddenly could see ancient, demon-like beings walking amongst the mortal world. It was as if I had one foot in one dimension and the other foot in a different one.
Working a jail has all but erased my already minimal social skills
I just want to take this time and apologize to all friends and acquaintances. I suck at small talk and I will almost always forget to ask you how you’re doing after you ask me. Social interaction is weird for me when it’s not happening through a bulletproof window.