stream of conciousness
"All the jpegs, mpegs, YouTube rips, Wikipedia quotes, and bits from blogs etc that keep gathering together over time until in the end you realize it’s a theme, or a pattern and you’ve been almost unconsciously saving this stuff, because its you. You’ve been assembling yourself out of all this waste – the spoils that are out there on the net.”
The plot of the television show “Avatar: The Last Airbender” centers around a young boy - I can’t remember his name, but it begins with an “A” - in his journey to travel the world and master the elements. Mastering these elements usually involves a fight of some sort with the master of their respective styles. The boy is not alone in his journey, however: he is joined by a girl who specializes in the element of water, and a youth, who, while putting on a show of being mature, tends to fall easily for women, along with his fuzzy animal companions. 
Their journey is not without challenges, however: as the group travels the world they often find themselves in the middle of a city’s conflict, and need to find a peaceful resolution to their problem before continuing on their way. In addition to that, there is an organization which is constantly attempting to capture them that also has plans for conquering the entire world. To conquer the challenges ahead of him, the boy must learn valuable lessons of trust and friendship, and can always depend on his friends to help him if he is in need.

The plot of the television show “Avatar: The Last Airbender” centers around a young boy - I can’t remember his name, but it begins with an “A” - in his journey to travel the world and master the elements. Mastering these elements usually involves a fight of some sort with the master of their respective styles. The boy is not alone in his journey, however: he is joined by a girl who specializes in the element of water, and a youth, who, while putting on a show of being mature, tends to fall easily for women, along with his fuzzy animal companions. 

Their journey is not without challenges, however: as the group travels the world they often find themselves in the middle of a city’s conflict, and need to find a peaceful resolution to their problem before continuing on their way. In addition to that, there is an organization which is constantly attempting to capture them that also has plans for conquering the entire world. To conquer the challenges ahead of him, the boy must learn valuable lessons of trust and friendship, and can always depend on his friends to help him if he is in need.

Why Rape Is Sincerely Hilarious

Every time I try to care about a hot-button issue, the idiocy that comes from both sides makes me so mad I’m just like, “fuck it, I don’t even care anymore”.

I think it’s easier to start small, and focus on my own personal life and making it better for me and those around me, than to try and tackle those larger-than-life issues and try to make sweeping changes for hundreds upon thousands of people at once.

… an old joke about Calvin Coolidge when he was President … The President and Mrs. Coolidge were being shown [separately] around an experimental government farm. When [Mrs. Coolidge] came to the chicken yard she noticed that a rooster was mating very frequently. She asked the attendant how often that happened and was told, “Dozens of times each day.” Mrs. Coolidge said, “Tell that to the President when he comes by.” Upon being told, President asked, “Same hen every time?” The reply was, “Oh, no, Mr. President, a different hen every time.” President: “Tell that to Mrs. Coolidge.”

— Coolidge effect; in biology and psychology, the Coolidge effect is a phenomenon seen in mammalian species whereby males (and to a lesser extent females) exhibit renewed sexual interest if introduced to new receptive sexual partners.

Spicy bean sprout namul. Super cheap and easy to make, plus it goes great with alcohol.

Spicy bean sprout namul. Super cheap and easy to make, plus it goes great with alcohol.


Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger

(Source: boyirl, via golorih)

The task of therapy is not to eliminate suffering but to give a voice to it, to find a form in which it can be expressed. Expression is itself transformation; this is the message that art brings. The therapist then would be an artist of the soul, working with sufferers to enable them to find the proper container for their pain, the form in which it would be embodied.

— Stephen K. Levine

(Source: psychotherapy)

Traditional Japanese dinner (kind of) complete with a shot of my favorite sake.

Traditional Japanese dinner (kind of) complete with a shot of my favorite sake.

Easier said than done

I’ve been noticing lately that the things that annoy me about other people are usually the things that annoy me about myself, for example;

Why can’t people be more patient, safe drivers? (I should be more patient/safe when driving)

Why can’t people be more considerate of other’s feelings? (I should be more considerate of other’s feelings)

Why can’t people learn to communicate more clearly? (I should learn to communicate more clearly)

Point is, it’s easier said than done. It’s easy to point to other people’s mistakes and tell them they need to be better, but it’s harder to admit to, and rectify any mistakes you may be making. So before turning a judgmental eye on others, make sure to look inwards and make sure you’re not making the same mistake.

Funny how something seemingly so insignificant can go on to ruin your day. 

Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro during the filming of Casino, 1995

Martin Scorsese, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro during the filming of Casino, 1995

ほんの些細な決断の違いで私の運命は変わる。日々私は無数の決断を繰り返すのだから、無数の異なる運命が生まれる。無数の私が生まれる。無数の四畳半が生まれる。

eiffeled:

A person’s tumblr tells a lot about them. It shows what kind of images they see in their head, who they love, who they hate, even what they think about other people.

(Source: eiffeled, via sicknesssadismandsadness)

I really enjoyed this.
I should get back into watching good movies.

I really enjoyed this.

I should get back into watching good movies.

predecessors:

Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan at their first official meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The men behind them are their interpreters. November 21, 1985.

predecessors:

Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan at their first official meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. The men behind them are their interpreters. November 21, 1985.