“In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.”—The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)
“I think people would be happier if they admitted things more often. In a sense we are all prisoners of some memory, or fear, or disappointment—we are all defined by something we can’t change.”—Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness (via whyallcaps)
“Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.
When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages.”—François Arnaud, for Interview Magazine (via letters-to-nobody)
“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”—Jim Morrison (via liberatingreality)
“Life is not an easy matter…. You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.”—Leon Trotsky (via feellng)
when my dad was in college he had a friend who told a girl he’d take her on a date unlike any other she’d ever been on and so he took her to the supermarket to watch the lobsters fighting in the lobster tank
whether it’s makeup, a band tshirt, your fandom pins, tattoos, jewelry, your favorite ripped pair of jeans, or something no one else can touch or see like your favorite song repeating like a mantra in your head, the sound of your own heartbeat, or the knowledge that you were brave enough to get out of bed today when everything else inside you said “no”
We in the Korra fandom could use your help. You see, our old pal,
decided to pull its best show,
off TV and move it entirely to digital.
Of course, we all still get to watch it, but that’s not what’s so upsetting.
This show is brilliant
Kick ass female leads:
Feelings like woah
A beautiful plot, amazing characters, gorgeous art and animation with all the old Avatar: The Last Airbender appeal.
So when they take a show like this off the air, they are throwing all of this hard work under the bus.
The writers, animators, creators…the entire team… clearly worked so hard on this season, and I hate seeing it reduced to this
So I was thinking…Maybe this would help.
What if a ton of people tuned in to Nick tomorrow (Friday, 7/25) at 8pm/7c and watched Korra? Turn on your tvs and watch it? Or just turn on to Nick and go do something else! Let’s get the views up through the roof and raise those ratings!
A lot of us have a part of our childhood invested in Avatar the Last Airbender, so let’s help the almighty creators by getting this spinoff the ratings and attention it deserves.