ABOUT ME
Neurotic Visionary with Delusional Aspirations. 08/20/1995. Male. Canada. Or am I?

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September 11th 2014 2:58 AM  |  176,708 notes  |  Source  |  Via
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"You have to be odd to be number one."

—  Dr. Seuss (via reveriesofawriter)
September 2nd 2014 11:33 PM  |  4 notes
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"Yes, sure, God could not exist. But then neither could humans. So, if they believed in themselves—the logic must go—why not believe in something that was only a fraction more unlikely?"

—  Matt Haig, The Humans
August 11th 2014 8:16 PM  |  6,427 notes  |  Source  |  Via
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"I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."

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Robin Williams

It’s sad to think that his quote rings truer today, if the speculations about his apparent suicide are true. 

It’s utterly tragic to think he would commit suicide. 

August 8th 2014 9:52 PM  |  1 note
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"Recover. The most human of words, the implication being that healthy normal life is covering something—the violence that is there underneath."

—  Matt Haig, The Humans
July 25th 2014 3:39 PM  |  129 notes
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"Without multilingual sites, the name ‘World Wide Web’ will never be accurate. A Web that is dominated linguistically by English and technologically and culturally by the United States will never reflect the point of view of people in low-income countries."

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Sociology in Our Times

The Web is still only a forum for those with access to the Internet. So as evangelical as the Web is for liberal and diverse speech, the Web is still bound by certain stratifications. 

July 17th 2014 11:38 PM  |  2 notes
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"War had been literally continuous, though strictly speaking it had not always been the same war."

—  George Orwell, 1984
July 10th 2014 11:11 PM  |  1 note
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"'It's just so fucked up. I feel totally alone.'
Sun suddenly shone through the window, oblivious to our mood."

—  Matt Haig, The Humans
July 6th 2014 12:32 AM  |  1 note  |  Source
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"The really big ones are generational. People are strange. On a micro level, everybody likes a new product, a new TV show, new software, a new smartphone. At that micro level, people love change. At the macro level, we hate change. Big, new ideas that challenge preconceptions make people really angry. So it’s young people growing up in the developing world who are going to be the vanguard of something like bitcoin. A young person who’s 16 in a country like Argentina or Mexico, with a shambles of a government and a shambles of a financial system and a terrible currency, who finds out on their smartphone that they can have a currency like bitcoin that lets them transfer money freely and not have it be stolen or inflated away? They’re going to love it, adopt it, and use it. There’s an inevitability to these changes, a generational shift."

—  How long do you think it takes for a truly significant technology to take hold? / Marc Andreessen, co-founder of VC firm Andreessen Horowitz
June 29th 2014 3:41 AM  |  26,237 notes  |  Source  |  Via
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"You keep these kids ignorant and then suddenly they’re in a situation that they don’t even have the words for and they have no idea what to do,” she says. “They’re not taught how to ask for consent, how to give consent, how to revoke consent and stop mid-way through. They don’t know to use protection or to demand it if it’s absent, they don’t know this will spread STIs and pregnancy. They don’t know it’s not supposed to hurt. Can you believe that? So, so, so many people think that sex is supposed to hurt the partner with a vagina when they have sex for the first time. They think that’s just the way it is, that’s just how it goes. *That* is obscene to me. Enforced ignorance that inevitably results in physical and emotional damage, *that’s* obscenity."

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Rich Goldstein asked me what I consider to be obscene in his article on my work, ‘Oh Joy Sex Toy’: The Internet’s Most Radical Sex-Fueled Comic Strip (via erikamoen)

I genuinely believe in sexual monogamy and one partner for life generally in marriage (as an ideal, life is not ideal). But growing up around fundamentalist Christian purity culture I was consistently shocked by people’s sexual ignorance. I was a virgin when I got married, but I had read Master’s and Johnson’s studies before college because they were in my parents library, along with other helpful books. My parents made sure I was sexually educated. I wasn’t afraid of sex and I wasn’t worried about it hurting. I wasn’t worried about my body “belonging” to my husband because I already knew it belonged to me. I knew consent is still important in marriage. I also knew more about STD’s than a lot of the kids i knew in my early 20’s who were sexually active which confused me (“yes I know what pulling out means, seriously you can still catch stuff that way. Look it up.”) I’m going to raise my kids with the same awareness. The thing I find shocking is that that’s abnormal. I really am pretty innocent to a lot of stuff, but understanding anatomical functions and biology seems like it’s also innocent. #perplexedforlife

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People regard taboo topics with ignorance, as if to maintain some deluded concept of innocence, when in fact taboos are merely a dangerous social construct that prevent discourse and will hinder you when you’re confronted by what you’ve made unspeakable before. My rule of thumb is to learn about everything—read about everything. 

June 24th 2014 11:31 PM  |  2 notes
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"We all owe everyone for everything that happens in our lives. But it’s not owing like a debt to one person—it’s really that we owe everyone for everything. Our whole lives can change in an instant—so each person who keeps that from happening, no matter how small a role they play, is also responsible for all of it. Just by giving friendship and love, you keep the people around you from giving up—and each expression of friendship or love may be the one that makes all the difference."

—  Mary Ann Schwalbe, The End of Your Life Book Club