narrative junkie

What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow
Out of this stony rubbish? Son of man,
You cannot say, or guess, for you know only
A heap of broken images, where the sun beats,
And the dead tree gives no shelter, the cricket no relief,
And the dry stone no sound of water. Only
There is shadow under this red rock,
(Come in under the shadow of this red rock),
And I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.

—from The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot (via hermionejg)

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peterpipedher:

Even though the memorial was burnt to a crisp for #MikeBrown, it’s BIGGER & BETTER ! #Ferguson #NoJusticeNoPeace

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ohheyitsripley:

lucrezialoveshercesare:

cultofkimber:

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imsirius:

Your character falls into the “friend zone” - Is this primarily a man’s problem, or are women put in the friend zone as well? x

I never thought I’d like Daniel Radcliffe this much

I literally love Dan Rad.

smart, smart man.

While they were deciding the final name for his film “What If?” (the film he’s being interview about), the name “Friend Zone” was actually put out there, but Daniel was adamantly against it and told them absolutely not, because he can’t stand the concept of the friend zone and thinks it’s just whiny, and not at all what the movie is supposed to really be about. So much respect for this amazing young man <3

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A GENERIC COLLEGE PAPER.


BY JON WU

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Since the beginning of time, bullshit, flowery overgeneralization with at least one thesaurus’d vocabulary word. In addition, irrelevant and misleading personal anecdote. However, oversimplification of first Googled author (citation: p. 37). Thesis statement which doesn’t follow whatsoever from the previous.

Utterly contrived topic sentence revealing pretty much every flaw of structured essay writing. Therefore, supporting sentence invoking source that exists only in the bibliographies of other cited material (pp. arbitrary to arbitrary + 5). Contemplative question? Definitive refutation paraphrased from a blog found at 2AM:

“Massive block text to lend legitimacy to this sorry endeavor.”
— Legitimate-sounding Anglo Saxon name (year between 1859 and 1967)

Obviously, non-sequitur segue. Utter misinterpretation of the only other author researched for this paper. Blind search for evidence reflecting increasing desperation (authors 4, 5, and 6). Moreover, loose observation to try to force coherence. Indeed, an attempt at humor!

Hence, statement violating every principle of syllogism followed by unnecessary semi-colon; forgettable punch line. Open-ended question undoing what little intellectual progress has been made? Filler sentence, which breaks entire flow of argument, specifically designed with maximum complexity in mind so as to solve lingering word minimum concerns.

Unconvincing conclusion statement. Empty belief that prompt has been answered sufficiently and requires no further investigation by anyone, ever. Last sentence, which consumed approximately 95% of the total mental effort dedicated—still reads clunky.

Tezuka, “Self Portrait”

We’ve been talking a lot about differences in sub/dub versions of the same anime, and the extent to which cultural and aesthetic norms and censorship play determine such differences. Here’s an interesting discursus by kingplatypus4th’s ALT CHANNEL comparing two versions of an Astro Boy (2003) episode:

Two of the biggest differences between these two dubs are the soundtracks and screen ratio….

Another big difference are the scenes cut of Astro being emotional or childish. The English dub focuses much more on Astro’s heroism. 

Also early in the dub, they really downplay Dr. Tenma being Astro’s father, instead calling him his, “creator” (you can even see in the video that the clip of Tenma hugging Astro when he is “reborn” is not present in the English dub). Only at the very end of dub does Astro finally call Tenma his father. The death of Tobio is also no where to be seen in the dub. There is also a lot of violence cut.

(Source: dukeanime)