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Speaking of mobiles I just started setting up my first iPhone eyyyyy

(it’s to replace the ancient flip-phone I had been using that I lost on the first week of school for no discernible reason)

(I mean that seriously I did not lose it on purpose)

yooooooo nice mobile header image :)
dorotheian dorotheian Said:

It’s perfect, isn’t it? Yep, Young Wizards + XxxHolic, that’s me.

I just love the apple-without-a-bite concept so much. It represents so much hope to me, hope for willing courage to make better choices for old problems.

So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.

Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return.

The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)

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At least i am 98% sure that it was this one. professorsparklepants, you and peridexis seem to be sharing the blame here. This was also the day of the birth of #dying rirhait noise, and the YW directory followed not long after.

(Also casual reminder that DD is a troll and everything is emotions.)


A bad day in college still seems to be better than a good day in high school

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Asker hypermanica Asks:
I think you just summarized all my feelings about au levi lol but yeah. it's kinda like when people write eren as angry and violent as he is in canon. and it's like. yes, he's got a short temper, but he hasn't got a thing, y'know, like something to be perpetually angry at like the titans. idk how to word this, i just feel, depending on the circumstances, eren's au character would generally be a bit more mellow?
dorotheian dorotheian Said:


I meant to go to bed but you pointed something out that I really wanted to respond to because I definitely have words for it.

With Eren, the thing is, he has a very intense personality no matter what. He has passion, determination and believes in things like freedom and knowledge and refuses to accept cultural norms that are based in stupidity or harmful beliefs. But that’s going to manifest differently depending on how he grows up, what world he’s born into, etc.

For the anger thing, and this is a rant I have had at many people who don’t get it, Eren’s anger comes from emotional pain. Sure, he has a bit of a temper and no patience for people sometimes, but that has nothing to do with the rage you see in canonverse concerning the titans.

Eren has that level of anger because he’s in pain. He’s traumatized: witnessed his mother brutally killed in front of him and associated blame to himself because he didn’t save her, lived for two years as a starving refugee that was treated like shit by the local military (we all know that brief snippet can’t have been the only incident) and spent three years fighting his ass off to be considered good enough to fight by military officials that largely he thinks are full of shit. The kind of anger he carries is born of extreme emotional damage and an inability to accept the helplessness of his experiences.

As someone who experienced homelessness and starvation in my early teens, I can relate immensely to the vicious, primal sort of survivalist’s anger that Eren carries. When the world makes of you a victim over and over, you either break under the damage or you learn to spit and snarl and hate it for trying to hurt you more than it already has. It’s not a matter of wanting something to change so much as needing it to, with a sickening intensity so vicious that it makes you sick, makes you as much a predator as the sharp-clawed monsters around you that threaten what precious little you have left. Over and over we see Eren screaming not that he hates titans but that he will not let them kill any more people; not that titans are disgusting or that he’s going to be a hero but that he will sacrifice anything in order to be able to to stop them this time.

This got very long but this is where I go with his anger thing in terms of any AU. In a world where things are more manageable, he doesn’t ever reach those levels of unstable fury, but he still has that fire, that intense passion for whatever he believes in. In an AU where he has experienced similar loss and pain and hardship, his anger will be intense and real, but it will trigger and manifest differently based on the scenario.

I have a lot of Eren Jaeger thoughts okay.


LED Lights Are A ‘Transformative Technology’ In The Developing World

When the news broke Tuesday that three scientists whose discoveries made practical household LED lighting possible had won the Nobel Prize in physics, most Americans probably thought of the LED screen in their TV, or perhaps about whether they might finally consider shifting to energy-efficient LED lighting in their homes. (The LED, or light-emitting diode, makes use of treated or coated semiconductors to produce light. Blue LED lighting — the Nobelists’ invention — was the missing ingredient that allowed the creation of LED lamps.)

Less familiar is the illumination revolution LED bulbs have helped set off in the developing world. For a growing proportion of the more than a billion people who live without reliable sources of electricity, LED lights, in tandem with solar panels, have been a godsend.

Nearly 5 percent of Africans without access to electricity, or some 28.5 million people, now use solar-powered LED lights. That’s up from 1 percent five years ago, according to figures released this month by Lighting Africa, a project of the International Finance Corp., the private-sector investment arm of the World Bank. There’s a growing market in South Asia, too.

Worldwide, in the past six months, 2.1 million LED-solar products have been sold to people who are unable to plug in to electrical grids, the IFC says. Sales have been growing at a rate of 150 percent annually for several years — a function of both the demand for lighting and the improved quality of LED lamps.

In the wake of the Nobel nod to LEDs, Goats and Soda talked with Russell Sturm, head of energy access at the International Finance Corp.

Read our interview.

Photo: A woman in Senegal charges her cellphone using a port in her solar-powered LED lantern. (Bruno Déméocq/Courtesy of Lighting Africa)

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very into charts about naps

This is very useful for when I go back to uni.

"No, professor, I was not sleeping, I was taking the NASA nap."

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actually on this topic

manpain is a META concept that exists to discuss FICTIONAL SEXISM. in real life, if you laughed about “someone’s manpain”, you would be a disgusting piece of shit for a human being no matter what your gender was. if you were laughing that someone’s life was destroyed by the death of their mom or their fiancee you would be a fucking shitheel not worth my time, and i would not watch a fucking tv series about you.

Oh god yes.  Are there people who don’t realize this?

The significant difference between fiction and real life is that in real life things just happen, whereas in fiction things only happen because of choices made by the writer/s.

When fancritics talk about manpain, we’re not mocking Bruce Wayne or Dean Winchester for their suffering; we’re mocking the writers for thinking that hurting them is the best way to tell the story, and that killing (usually female) characters they love is the best way to hurt them.

And perhaps more importantly: Killing off female characters is a good way to “hurt” them that won’t actually hurt them or slow them down, it’ll just make them mad.

"Manpain" is not the same thing as "pain felt by men".

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There’s such an important difference between

  • I’m so upset by this character’s death! I loved them so much and it was such an emotionally charged moment! I need a week to compose myself.
  • I’m so upset by this character’s death! I loved them so much and their death was utterly pointless. It was done for unnecessary shock value and the plot will definitely suffer for it. I need a week to stop fuming.

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