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My Own Ghost
The Ghost, who appeared as a young girl, ran freely about the clearing, unmindful of the unyielding blades of grass that threatened her pale feet at each step, freezing at random intervals to stare at some motion or shape or creature that had caught her attention. She chattered on, exclaiming at each new thing that came into her sight.
"Oh! Look! That tree the one right over there with the roots and the knots and the cloud above it the one with all the whorls and spirals they almost look like but wait, the cloud's drifting, now it looks more likeoh, can you see these flowers? The colours I wonder why those colours? Are there bees here to cross-pollinate and do they have stings or is there an entirely different method of pollination and wouldn't the whole place be covered in flowers if nothing ever dies so is there never anything new or do plants die Oh, look, there's another man over there, he's talking to someone, I wonder who, he
Cthulhu and Heaven
On the bus ride to Heaven (that is a weird phrase to type), Lewis is told by a fellow bus rider (whom Lewis calls the Intelligent Man) that all the houses he saw in Hell were imaginary, and didn't keep out the rain or anything. When Lewis asks what the point is of an imaginary house, the man replies: "Safety at least, the feeling of safety." Lewis sensibly asks: "And what protection could an imaginary house give if there was any danger?"
Imagination is no defense against reality. Believing you have a gun is no use against a wild boar, and wishing for an umbrella is no use against the rain. The dangers that the Intelligent Man is worried about, while only hinted at in The Great Divorce, would likely not bother themselves about any imaginary houses. This is part of the point in the anecdote, that people use imagination to guard against reality but it will do no good.
However, reading this anecdote, my mind was sent off in a different direction than imagination versus reality
Logic and Theology
What part does logic play in theology?
Logic is the attempt to lay out the fundamental rules of the universe, not those which God laid down, e.g. physics and chemistry, but rather the rules by which even God must play, because it is literally impossible to go against them; there is no way to contradict them. Although perhaps it is a mistake to say that God must follow logic. Rather, logic follows God in the same sense that goodness and love do; they are a part of Him and proceed from Him, neither separate from Him nor containing Him.
In any case, logic then reveals to us a part of God. It is a way for us to understand Him without any interpretation difficulties. Of course, it gives us a rather abstract picture, telling us that He cannot create both an unstoppable force and an immovable object, rather than telling us why He created us or what He would think of gun control. Logic does not pretend to reveal God's thoughts; what it does instead is display a framework within which God's tho
Morgana smiled into the moonlight as she listened to Merlin settle on the grass beside her.
"It's a long time since I've seen you so happy," he mused.
"What's left to worry about?" she replied softly. "It's all over and done with, now."
He hummed in agreement.
"Camelot will, for good or ill, carry on without us. It'll have to. Everyone else is dead: Arthur, Morgause, Gwen " She paused. "I am sorry about Gwaine. He didn't deserve that."
Merlin did not reply.
"What's there left to fight about?" she continued. "Camelot will fall, no matter what you do. Arthur will return, no matter what I do."
They sat in silence, pondering.
Then he grinned --- his proper fool's grin that she hadn't seen since she'd begun to smirk. He sprang to his feet, and with a flash of his eyes changed his torn clothing to a silver tunic, with that ridiculous manservant's cap and (of course) a blue neckerchief. The result was quite motley.
He bowed graciously, and proffered his hand. "My lady
Justice and Power in the Warren Court
Justice for the Country, Power to the Court
The first Supreme Court, nicknamed the Marshall Court for Chief Justice John Marshall, is rather famed, thanks to its lasting effect on American history. The Marshall Court truly established the judicial branch as one to be contended with. Few Supreme Courts that followed embarked upon the same path. Some courts remained in the background, and some went along with the policies of the rest of the government, but some courts took stands on what they understood as hallowed ground and defended the principles of the Constitution. Led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Warren Court was a court that followed the Marshall Court's lead, taking the controversies and turning them into historical precedent and social progress. The Warren court had a huge impact on history through various cases, such as: Brown v. Board of Education, which started the ball rolling in desegregation; Baker v. Carr, which upheld the democratic principles of the C
Success And Failure For Upton Sinclair
The Jungle: Success or Failure for Upton Sinclair
The first decade of the 1900's saw many reforms come about that had been strived for and dreamed of for many years: referendums, secret ballots, and a president supportive of unions, to name a few achievements. Of course, the reformers of this time did not achieve so much by resting on the work of bygone activists. One of the foremost reformers and one of the most renowned was Upton Sinclair, an American novelist and muckraker. Sinclair's foremost novel was entitled The Jungle, a mixture of fact and fiction that aimed not to excel in literary style but rather to prompt reform. In his auxiliary goals of spurring economic reform, Upton Sinclair succeeded with The Jungle (mostly through federal legislation), though politically he saw only marginal gains and in his primary aim of social reform Sinclair did not have any effect save in the long-term.
Upton Sinclair was a socialist and a progressive, and for
Rireinutire OutlineName: Rireinutire
Native Name: Rireinutire
Native Short Name: Rireinutire
A Priori or Posteriori?: A priori.
Isolate or in a Family?: Yes. The only living language of the Remuhipe family.
How Many Numbers?: 2.
Which Numbers?: Singular and plural. Although they are only marked in personal pronouns.
Native Script: Syllabary.
Romanised?: Yes, for galactic use. Native speakers use the syllabary.
Script "Depth": Shallow. The syllabary is not only very phonemic, it is featural.
Predominant Affix Type: Suffix.
Variable or Absolute Suffixes?: Absolute. Affixes are basically invariant.
Morphosyntactic Alignment: Nominative-accusative.
Primary Word Order: Subject-object-verb.
Alternate Word Order: Variable; words can be moved to end of sentence for emphasis.
Head Position: Head final.
Language Type: Agglutinating.
Secondary Type: Fusional.
TV Reviews - Teen Titans GO!
Teen Titans Go
If there's one thing I learned is that the word “Spinoff” is a double edged sword. On one hand it can be a treat to the fans of original piggy backing off an already successful product. Or it can be a blatant cash in job for series that's been off the air for a while and is SO BAD that it has the fans clamoring for DVDs and digital re-releases of the original. Just guess what camp Teen Titans GO! Is in......?
Characters – Full stop I have to dwell on how much they fuck up Cyborg and Beast Boy. In the original Cyborg was the techie trying to keep the tower standing, fixing equipment, and overall just keeping everything in ship shape. He's also a personal favorite character because he's a half man half machine trying to sort out a world he feels he can't fit into. Beast Boy was a likable character who had his own episodes where he'd take responsibility. The comic relief that is actually more helpful than annoying. We get.....barely any of that in th
A very small dictionary of little to-no-maturityA
Agliockinsplarf: (noun, verb)
1. A bitter rounded gourd, with a rough texture and smells of coleslaw
2. The act of rubbing potato peels in someone's face
e.g: to agliockinsplarf.
1. To worry, to pity
1. A rare crocodile found in south east Asia
1. A comfortable toilet seat
1. To laugh like Mr. Krabs
1. An accordion that is sick with the flu
1. Releasing a smelly gaseous cloud of methane through a sphincter while also making a funny noise
Balls!: (noun, shout )
1. A bunch of sphere like things
2. The noise you yell when someone kills you online if your a scrub or get kicked in the scrotum
Bamboozled: (adjective, noun)
1. To be hurt, emotionally
2. A person who sucks at super smash bros because Yoshi's the best I don't care what you say!
1. A species of fan-boy, usually shipping there own characters with someone els
Arcane Treatise 277Malachite Custard with Bronze Mirepoix
3 cups fresh or defrosted frozen peas
1 large potato, peeled
12 large leaves perilla
2 cups sherry
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon miso paste
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 sour cream
1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped garlic
1 cup freshly squeezed carrot juice
2/3 cup diced carrots
2/3 cup diced celery
2/3 cup diced onion
1 tablespoon black vinegar
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1) Grease 6 ramekins, then press one perilla leaf into the bottom of each. Reserve. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine one cup water with sherry and miso in a large saucepan over high heat. Place peas into a colander or wire strainer. Once saucepot is boiling, blanche peas for one minute, remove, and drain well before rinsing under a stream of cold water. Reduce heat under saucepan to low, then cook potato, covered, until fork tender. R
Human Studies HW #4The assignment was to go and blend in with the tourists. He knew that he had to start socializing eventually, and he would need to talk when he needed help. Besides, he would have to leave the Refuge eventually. So this assignment... was mostly to help him.
Benny watched some of the other people from the refuge begin to blend, looking more like they belonged with the tourists. He looked back at the camp before looking at the group, making his way over shyly. To others, this assignment was easy. Benny saw it as a test. He wanted to flee right now, but bounding away would turn a few heads and put the camp at risk.
The deer eventually made it into the group of unrecognizable faces, saying "sorry" when he bumped into someone or pushed them aside like his grandpa taught him to. He soon found his way through to a part that looked out to the national park, looking out at the beauty of the park. He wanted to live in some place like this, even if it wasn't possible to it. It was better than a c
Wilderness Survival HW #1 Okay, so the Doc said we have to make a compass out of all of this... Leo thought to himself, looking at the materials he collected in class, trying to think of how to make it work. The question was WHY would he need this later in his life? Its not like he knows which way is North and all that.
He muttered to himself, stabbing the paper clip into the top of the cork and looking the needle to where it was in a loose yet mobile position. He put the magnet in the water and then dropped the cork into the water, only to watch it sink and the "compass" to not work. "What the... This is supposed to work. Let's try that again..."
Trying again, he rearranged the set up: paperclip stabbed through the middle of the cork and the top of the cup, placing the needle on it and hold the magnet under the cup. Again, the needle only moved when the magnet was turned, which ended up in annoying the dog-bird-human recombinant, causing him to try again. It was the same set up, but put the magnet in
Arcane Treatise 276Zuccotto
1/2 cup passionfruit juice
1 tablespoon almond extract
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 pounds pound cake, sliced
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups heavy cream, whipped
1/2 pound dark or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup crushed nuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk chocolate morsels
1) Line a 2.5 pint bundt cake mold with plastic wrap. Mix the juices, and extract together in a small mixing bowl. Dip the cake slices into the bowl, then line the bundt mold with the moistened slices, using about a total of 3/4ths of the slices to cover the entire inside. Place the mold in the freezer for fifteen minutes.
2) Place nuts in a skillet warmed over high heat. Toss the nuts with brown sugar and cinnamon until the nuts become fragrant. Turn off the heat, then reserve the nuts.
3) Fold the powdered sugar and the nuts into the heavy cream in a large mixing bowl. Take the
Il Trionfo della Vita 1Veloce come spirito sollecito al suo compito
di gloria e bene, il Sole all'improvviso
sorse gioioso nel suo splendore, e la maschera
delle tenebre cadde dalla Terra ridesta -
i limpidi altari delle nevi sui monti
s'accesero sulle nubi scarlatte, e alla nascita
della luce, s'innalzò la preghiera del mare
a cui gli uccelli intonarono il canto mattutino.
Tutti i fiori dei campi e dei boschi che schiudono
le palpebre tremanti al bacio del giorno,
dondolando i turiboli nell'aria,
accesi del nuovo raggio con l'incenso d'oriente,
arsero lenti senza consumarsi, profondendo
i loro sospiri odorosi nell'aria radiosa;
e, in successione dovuta, il continente,
l'isola, il mare e ogni cosa che in loro assume
la forma e la tempra dell'impronta mortale,
si destano al sorgere del Padre Sole, per portare
la loro parte di fatica ch'egli da tempo immemore
aveva fatta sua e poi impose su di loro:
ma non su di me che pensieri segreti
avevano tenuto sveglio come le stelle che ingemmano
il cono della nott
Fate/rant: The new ufotable anime routes announcedWords cannot describe how much fangasming I'm doing right now...
Unlimited FUCKING Blade Works
UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS
It was UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS!!!!!
The least likely scenario happened!!!!
One year thinking they would give UBW the short end of the stick... One entire fucking year...
But no!!!! UBW gets the big reward!!!!!!
HELL FUCKING YES!!!!!
Though sucks for Seibah-fans that Fate isn't getting shit with this new anime... My condolences. Now let me fangasm again.
HF is getting a movie, so while it will be butchered, at least it will have prettier animation to go with it. Though ufotable already did 8 KnK movies, so by now they're probably experienced enough so as to not fuck this up like DEEN did with UBW. Nevertheless, HF is the longest route so there will inevitably be something missing. Let's just hope that they'll go for blockbuster-length, like 2:30 hours... That would be nice (though knowing anime in general this would be unlikely...)
Liberty. Freedom. America.
Every candidate in every political party will use those words, trying to make you believe that their party is the patriotic choice (and therefore the only choice).
I will not.
I will not tell you that, if you are a true American, our party is the only option. I will not say that a vote for me is a vote for George Washington, or Abraham Lincoln, or Chuck Norris. I will definitely not state that to vote for my opponents is to vote for Communists or Nazis. I will not say any of that, however true it may be.
I will, however, tell you what a vote for me does mean.
It means minimum taxes and maximum protection of your privacy.
It means minimum gun control regulations and maximum liberty.
It means a free market for business. It means letting states try out education ideas and not forcing the federal government's ridiculous tests on all kids. It means protecting doctors from lawsuits when they were just trying to save a life.
The poster you see here says that
Volpi.You will find that the story you tell
is very rarely your own. In Lucca,
even the smallest pebbles
breathe in the warm sunlight.
Knotted stones and cobbled roads
beat out a paper-dry heartbeat heat
my city breathes in and out,
inhales sparrow air.
It's writing a story.
You are the pen.
You will find that in Lucca
the daisy chains forge fire
in side streets and back alleys.
Teenagers intertwine. Tell me,
odd flower, are you still closed?
Here we are colored wax;
the heat of the city melts us.
We run into each other, rhapsody
of pigments. Operas are our specialties.
Open up; feel the reds.
If not, try and see them. There is a place
of deep knife marks, a street
long as midnight
you may learn something there.
Valentina's voice glimmers like red wine.
You may enjoy intoxications. Still,
know alcohol has no story
and will swallow your own.
Find the sign with the wolf on it.
You'll know the place. Epiphanies ring true as church-bells.
Lucca still guides the wanderers
to well sp
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