Random Space of Randomness
There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.
Raymond Chandler (via nonisland)
wilwheaton:

So, according to Twitter, this trending topic is entirely okay, but #fuckyouwashington isn’t.
To recap: violence against women? Yeah, we’re fine with that. Anger at the political establishment? Not so much.

wilwheaton:

So, according to Twitter, this trending topic is entirely okay, but #fuckyouwashington isn’t.

To recap: violence against women? Yeah, we’re fine with that. Anger at the political establishment? Not so much.

lordroccogreyforge:

Steampunk stargate atlantis.

lordroccogreyforge:

Steampunk stargate atlantis.

A Rant:

nonisland:

on the subject of that “The Problem(s) with Fan Fiction” article.  Because I was unable to respond to it without swearing, it’s behind a “read more”; if that bothers you than please don’t click.  This is a point-by-point breakdown and I will assume you’ve read the original article.

Also, before we get started, I would like to add to my Rules of the Internet for When I Am Overlady: any article on a cultural phenomenon which includes any variant of the phrases “I’m sure there are good [whatever], but I’ve never read/seen any” or “I’m sure there are women who [whatever], but I’ve never met any” is to be killed on the edit desk.  A revision once good whatevers or women who whatever have been found and interviewed, and their viewpoints incorporated into the piece, may, however, be permitted.

Anyway, onwards!

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euclase:

I’m sorry you’re embarrassed or offended.

I know how we might fix it.

Give us a television show with real gay characters who are not a joke, who are allowed to be in love, who are allowed to kiss as much as straight characters without it being “a big deal” or “sexually suggestive,” who aren’t…

A single rape joke does not exist in a void. It exists in a culture rife with jokes that treat as a punchline a heinous, terrifying crime that leaves most of its survivors forever changed in some material way. It exists in a culture in which millions and millions of women, men, and children will be victimized by perpetrators of sexual violence, many of them multiple times. It exists in a culture in which rape not being treated as seriously as it ought means that vanishingly few survivors of sexual violence see real justice, leaving their assaulters free to create even more survivors. It exists in a culture in which rape is not primarily committed by swarthy strangers lurking in dark alleyways and jumping out of bushes, but primarily by people one knows, who nonetheless fail, as a result of some combination of innate corruption and socialization in a culture that disdains consent and autonomy, to view their victims as human beings deserving of basic dignity.
Shakesville slamming us with truthverse.  (via catladysoul)
hazeiru:

MA HIRO-SAN!! #YAOI

hazeiru:

MA HIRO-SAN!! #YAOI