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Wie wir uns verändern

wasunsausmacht:

Nie verstanden, wie sich ein Mensch genau verändert. Es sind keine plötzlichen Momente der Erkenntnis, keine einschneidenden Erlebnisse, es ist die Zeit mit all ihren kleinen Schubsern, die dich Stück für Stück verwandelt. Plötzlich kannst du den Reiz der Bücher, die dir damals direkt ins Herz…

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coryloftis:

WILDSTAR is only a week away!  If you haven’t pre-ordered it yet, get your priorities in order!!  I was lucky enough to have worked on a big chunk of the game, and here are some designs of mine that have been floating around for awhile.  PRE-ORDER! EXILES! 

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thecatdogblog:

Nine years ago, Japanese photographer Miyoko Ihara began snapping pictures of the relationship between her grandmother and her odd-eyed white cat. Miyoko’s grandma Misao found the abandoned cat in a shed on her land and the pair have barely been apart since. Misao named the white cat “Fukumaru” in hope the “God of fuku (good fortune) comes and everything will be smoothed over like maru (circle)”. Fukumaru is always in Misao’s shadow whether she is farming her land, having a bath, eating or sleeping. Now nearly a decade later their friendship and adventures have been documented by Miyoko in a photo book called Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.

from the Telegraph

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humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been trying to change the behavior of addicts my entire life. I actually cofounded a drug and alcohol clinic. But I’ve become convinced that no matter how much you intervene, you can’t change an addict’s behavior. You just have to wait until the addict grows tired of himself.""So you don’t think your clinic helped anyone?""We certainly helped people. But only the ones who came to us on their own accord."

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been trying to change the behavior of addicts my entire life. I actually cofounded a drug and alcohol clinic. But I’ve become convinced that no matter how much you intervene, you can’t change an addict’s behavior. You just have to wait until the addict grows tired of himself."
"So you don’t think your clinic helped anyone?"
"We certainly helped people. But only the ones who came to us on their own accord."

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humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

humansofnewyork:

"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."

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mongolom:

Now reading: Jeff Strand | Gleefully Macabre Tales (2008)

"The most important thing to know about Jeff Strand’s work is that just because it’s funny doesn’t mean it isn’t scary and disturbing. It does those things better than most horror fiction around. The laughs just make it more palatable and much more enjoyable. Most thriller writers use humor as a device to break tension so they can build it back up again. Strand uses humor more subversively. He disarms readers by making them laugh and let their guard down, then hits them in the gut with something really, really nasty so their chuckle of amusement becomes a gasp of horror. His careful structuring makes humor and horror work together and complement each other." – Cemetery Dance

mongolom:

Now reading: Jeff Strand | Gleefully Macabre Tales (2008)

"The most important thing to know about Jeff Strand’s work is that just because it’s funny doesn’t mean it isn’t scary and disturbing. It does those things better than most horror fiction around. The laughs just make it more palatable and much more enjoyable. Most thriller writers use humor as a device to break tension so they can build it back up again. Strand uses humor more subversively. He disarms readers by making them laugh and let their guard down, then hits them in the gut with something really, really nasty so their chuckle of amusement becomes a gasp of horror. His careful structuring makes humor and horror work together and complement each other." – Cemetery Dance