i think we found the opposite of nash greir
I was just a 17-year old kid from the Bronx with dreams of becoming a scientist, and somehow the world’s most famous astronomer found time to invite me to Ithaca in upstate NY and spend a Saturday with him.
I remember that snowy day like it was yesterday. He met me at the bus stop. He showed me his laboratory at Cornell University. Carl reached behind his desk, and inscribed this book (Cosmic Connection) for me:
For Neil Tyson,
With all good wisdom to a future astronomer.
- Carl Sagan
At the end of the day, he drove me back to the bus station. The snow was falling harder. He wrote his phone number, his home phone number, on a scrap of paper. And he said, “If the bus can’t get through, call me. Spend the night at my home, with my family.”
I already knew I wanted to become a scientist, but that afternoon I learned from Carl the kind of person I wanted to become. He reached out to me and to countless others. Inspiring so many of us to study, teach, and do science. Science is a co-operative enterprise, spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch from teacher to student to teacher. A community of minds reaching back from antiquity and forward to the stars."
Neil DeGrasse Tyson, in the most inspiring moment of ‘Cosmos’
Magneto is a fantastic character. His methods for trying to bring about liberation and revolution to help his people and avoid repeating the horrors that he saw in the holocaust, and noble and reasonable.
But he is framed as a villain, because he isn’t nice and sweet like Prof. X, and doesn’t that just say so fucking much right there?
X-Men is a metaphor for marginalized and oppressed people, yet is written very often by white, cis, straight men. And they frame the passive, non-threatening “everyone just get along” Prof X as the hero, and the man who is actually willing to take drastic action to protect the lives and liberty of mutants as the villain.
I side with Magneto.
Interesting take on Magneto, and definitely something that should make him a more sympathetic character. However, I would question just how ‘noble’ his intentions of genocide/slavery of Homo Sapiens are…
I don’t know whether to be concerned or put my phone 5,000 feet away from me.
Aaaaaaand, now, in a late Tron Tuesday post…
WE HAVE CONCEPT ART FROM TRON: EVOLUTION!
These don’t belong to me. These belong to their respective copyright holders (Disney, Monolith Games, etc.). I’m just sharing them.
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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW THE RAIN IS GONE
my uncle had to actually get rid of his geese because they were so aggressive toward my aunt and her dogs. THE DOGS WERE SCARED OF THE GEESE.
really cool art of female characters with unnecessary panty shots
This is definitely a portal to another world
Oh faery pools *wistful sigh*
i will never not reblog this picture, just let that be known. i feel more at home looking at it than not.
I love this
This is so comforting
Because you may have Native blood, but do you have the heart to pump it?
If a person of colour tells you that what you’re wearing is offensive then don’t wear it.
Disclaimer: This comic only applies to those [“you” meaning those who wear headdresses where it does not apply to them or their culture, hense cultural appropriation] or have in some way done offense in the term of cultural appropriation and this post was created specifically for said people in order to perhaps gain a better understanding of why cultural appropriation is offensive to many Native Americans [and to whom it applies within any person of colour] and strictly for educational purposes. This post does not mean to offend those who have done some sort of act of unintentional offense to Native Americans in the past by means of cultural appropriation and presently understand the offense that was made and regret it.
"But do you have the heart to pump it?"