Psst. Hey. I’m doing that free art raffle thing again. Bust linearts (as usual).
I’ll choose 3 random people. Likes and reblogs count. :>
Please keep your askboxes open so I can notify you~
Keeping this open for 3 more hours for anyone who’s interested. :D
look, I hate Stephanie Meyer as much as the next person, but she is definitely not worse than Ayn Rand.
#one of them wrote several hundred thousand words glorifying the self-pitying struggle of small group of powerful bloodsuckers #the other wrote about vampires
#one of them perverted the idea of eudaimonia to completely strip it of any societal imperatives and ascribed it to the ubermensch #thus ensuring the masturbatory adultation of white male economics majors for generations to come #the other wrote a sort of silly teen romance novel featuring sparkly vampires
(both by notbecauseofvictories)
Okay but I feel this REALLY downplays how harmful the ideas about relationships carried within Twilight are.
I don’t think Meyer is going to have the impact Rand did, but Meyer did cause a genre to boom to the extent of it having a section in bookstores now, most of them having the same creepy-ass stuff in it.
Just because Rand was a bigger shithead, let’s not dismiss how much of a shithead Meyer is.
Okay, my glasses are supposed to come in tomorrow. Fucking finally.
Reminds me that one of the first things I plan on doing when I get home for break is getting a new prescription and new glasses because this three year-old prescription ain’t cuttin it anymore
I might as well get new glasses myself. I need ones where the arms don’t bend outwards because of the shape of my head.
Team Fortress 2, or:
Look how badass our ladies are
favorite team fortress 2 character: miss pauling
miss pauling don’t even need a gun
that’s the power of ms pauling
she kills with BAMF
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
#so my ancestors were swarmed by wasps is that what you’re saying
Anthropologically, that’s likely!