Nostalgia Drive

I shout at the Universe and it whispers back. This blog is about Life, the Universe, and Everything, including (not limited to) rambles on art, literature, language, fantasy, comics, movies, anime and manga.


I had a dream last night that Jesus finally resurrected and when white people found out he wasn’t white they arrested him for 2000 something years of tax evasion  

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Language and Your Brain

For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages.

By Voxy.

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An Indian woman, a Japanese woman, and a Syrian woman, all training to be doctors at Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia, 1880s. (Image courtesy Legacy Center, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, Philadelphia, PA. Image #p0103) (x)

The Indian woman, Dr. Anandi Gopal Joshi, was the first Indian woman to earn a degree in Western medicine, and also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.

The Japanese woman, Dr. Kei Okami, was the first Japanese woman to obtain a degree in Western Medicine.

The Syrian woman is Dr. Sabat Islambooly.  Her name is spelled incorrectly on that photograph. 

For those interested, here’s more information on other women of color who attended and graduated from Women’s Medical College of Philadelphia in the past, with a focus on the Japanese-American women they accepted during the US WW2 internment of Japanese-Americans.

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I’ve thinking lately that I’ve been getting pretty sick of hearing the anti-Global Warming argument. It’s not even a joke anymore.

As I understand it, the actual, practical effects of Global Warming are more extreme storms. Both summer and winter are worse than usual. So it’s been extra cold and stormy this year? Well, that’s my point.

Also, you know what? Regardless of whether Global Warming is real or not, we should be trying to take steps to consume less energy and clean up our undesirable exhausts, and take advantage of renewable energy. Just because you don’t believe the situation is all that dire doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still support green methods and so on.

There’s really no need to argue so hard against it when the actions that will be taken by believing that it is real will benefit people.

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porcelain bust by Ah Xian.

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Cousins cousins cousins

Oh Powers in a bucket, I just made a connection (and once again I’m drowning in feels)

When were the two times Atlantis has been mentioned in canon?

DW: Discussing with Ed its destruction as a result of the failed Twelvesong

TWD: The Transcendent Pig telling Kit, “The last time someone asked me a question phrased that way (…) Atlantis sank.”

What if it was the same question as Kit’s?

How can I save her?


So you’re saying… Perhaps someone tried to save the Silent One before? And the answer (which was of course not to let the Silent One go through with her part) led to a failed Song and therefore Atlantis sank? Is that it?

But “her” must refer to two people. (When Kit asked the question originally, he was referring both to Nita and to her mother at once. The universe favors the young for their uneven grasp of Speech plurals. The Transcendent Pig said something like that.)

I don’t think we can make assumptions yet. :-/

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Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.

He proceeded to show it to us in class.

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