Quinquilharias

The box of random things in the attic

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In some ways, keeping a diary like my old Livejournal account was interesting and insightful, but in others, it is hauntingly sad.

Take this quote from December 28th 2010, roughly a week before my diagnosis.

But for some reason I felt some awkward chest pain and when we got back to my grandma’s house, I fell asleep. When I woke up I felt like crap and suddenly started crying for no reason.

I feel better now, but it was weird.

There was no way I could have known, of course… but what a chilling foreshadowing.

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Criticisms about representations of gender (or race and other diversity) are often countered in fandom by sociological or scientific analyses attempting to explain why the inequality happens according to the internal logic of the fictional world. As though there is any real reason that anything happens in a story except that someone chose to write it that way.

Fiction is not Darwinian: It contains no impartial process of evolution that dispassionately produces the events of a fictional universe. Fiction is miraculously, fundamentally Creationist. When we make worlds, we become gods. And gods are responsible for the things they create, particularly when they create them in their own image.

Laura Hudson writes about the shotage of women characters in Star Wars fore Wired.com in her article "Leia is not enough:  Star Wars and the woman problem in Hollywood."

"Science fiction in particular has always offered a vision of the world not myopically limited by the world as it exists, but liberated by the power of imagination. Perhaps more than any genre of storytelling, it has no excuse to exclude women for so-called practical reasons — especially when it has every reason to imagine a world where they are just as heroic, exceptional, and well-represented as men."

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thepeoplesrecord:

Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and brought their desks with them.
Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, blocking traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District offices.
Organizers say the number represents the count of students who drop out of district schools each week.
Protesters want a student voice on the school board, and more funding for English language learners, foster children and low income students.
District officials declined comment on the protest.
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thepeoplesrecord:

Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and brought their desks with them.

Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, blocking traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District offices.

Organizers say the number represents the count of students who drop out of district schools each week.

Protesters want a student voice on the school board, and more funding for English language learners, foster children and low income students.

District officials declined comment on the protest.

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mmm well if you want we can like hang out for a bit on friday? i mean if that doesnt count as weekend idk. if not this week then def next weekend since ill probably be coming down from exams and super grumpy and need fun stuff in my life

well, on friday im going with my dad to san francisco, but we’re driving so we can leave any time. but of course we don’t wanna go too late cause it’s a long drive, so even if we do meet its gonna be very short ;3;

but yeah i’d love to hang out the weekend after! 

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kaikainagrif asked: heyy just a heads up you should blacklist 'glitchy things' because im gonna tag them for you <: <33

yayy, thank you <333

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