The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth
Name
Gwen
Title
SHSL Nerd
Hey! I'm Gwen! I like music, anime, video games, books, TV shows & sometimes y.  It's a BS letter-- is it a vowel, is it a consonant? You're Italian, so your last name has gotta end in a vowell; DelgadO, CastilucciO, pizzA... It says "This is who I am." (// you might notice I also like Jersey Boys...) But in all seriousness, I try to be as friendly as possible; and if you need something tagged, PLEASE let me know!
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stop-chicken-nugget-abuse:

nevvzealand:

happy birthday someone

I like reblogging this becaUSE WHAT IF YOU SAW THIS ON YOUR BIRTHDAY HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE

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Anonymous
"It's a metaphor" I have no doubt that you completely understand and stand by this statement that the act of putting an unlit cigarette in Augustus Waters' mouth is in fact a metaphor. But for some folks, we don't see it asa metaphor, we see it as situational irony, or a simple statement. Please explain how it is a metaphor.

fishingboatproceeds:

Well, a character in a novel saying that something is a metaphor is not the same thing as the author of the novel saying that it’s a metaphor. Gus’s intellectual grasp often exceeds his reach (he calls a monologue a soliloquy, and misuses quite a few of the bigger words in his vocabulary). But I do think the cigarette is a metaphor, albeit a different one for us than it is for him.

Gus’s idea is that the cigarette is a metaphor for illness, and he keeps it unlit and in his mouth as an expression of his power over illness. “You put the killing thing between your teeth but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.” Gus’s thinking here is that HE has the power. This is why he tends to use the cigarette when he’s feeling nervous or powerless. (He’s also using the most famous commercially available carcinogen to make this statement, so obviously there’s a connection there in his mind: Humans can prevent cancer by not smoking; cancer is something we can have power over; your job is not to give cancer the power to kill you; etc.) 

But of course Gus is wrong about all of this, or at least almost all of it. You may have SOME control over whether you die of cancer (you can choose not to smoke), but in most cases humans don’t have control over illness. “You don’t give it the power to do its killing” imagines more agency over illness than we actually have, because in the end much of the fault is in the stars, not in ourselves. So to us, the unlit cigarette is a metaphor for our false perception of control, and our urgent need to feel in control. It’s no coincidence, then, that when Gus’s life is spiraling out of control and he finds himself powerless before fate, he tries (and fails) to buy cigarettes.

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jaclcfrost:

"i forget that people aren’t their icons sometimes" i forget that i’m not my icon sometimes too

Write 10 facts about yourself and pass this on to 10 of your favorite followers!

Omg thank you so much!! ^_^

1. I have been productive & done a lot of household chores today

2. My favorite book is Going Postal by Terry Prachett

3. My favorite book at the moment is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 

4. I got the Bakuman manga from my library today & so far I am enjoying it immensely

5. I own a ukulele & maybe one day I will upload me singing something with it

6. I have absolutely no plans for the next week 

7. (I’m running out of ideas…) Ummm I have a problem closing drawers; i never really do this EVER and it drives my poor mother insane

8. The only thing I did to help with the summer play at my school was to a) prime some boards, b) paint a table, c) spend several hours hot gluing Christmas/fairy lights to some back drops to make stars

9. As soon as I got the DVD last week, I watched Hetalia s4 in almost one whole sitting 

10. I went to Warped Tour last Tuesday— HOLY CRAP i haven’t posted aNY OF THE PICTURES OR STORIES FROM THAT DAY TO TUMBLR WHAT THE HECK THANK U FOR REMINDING ME

badathlete:

Do you ever listen to middle aged people talk…they are the fakest of the fake

myselfisme:

Don’t Say “That’s So Gay” Campaign (Wanda Sykes) [ x ]

How about a round of applause.

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AAAAND WE’RE BACK
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Officially my blog is down until i figure out what went wrong with the editing—
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rydenthatdick:

he finally did it

rydenthatdick:

he finally did it

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