April172014
9AM

pleasedonotclimbontheolmechead:

Tonight’s been a weird night for me. In all honesty, it’s probably been one of the scariest nights of my life. I have a handicapped sister and she was missing for about 6 hours, she thankfully got home fine with only her purse missing, but over the course of that six hours my entire family and I went through what I can only describe as absolute dread. All we could think about was what horrible things could be happening to her.  

At one point my parents went out to go search for her and I needed to stay home in case she found her way home or called the house. I wasn’t happy about it, the thought that someone might be out there hurting or abusing my sister was killing me, and the fact that I had to stay home instead of helping to search for her made me feel even worse. So, I did what most people do in times of crisis, I looked for that one thing that takes your mind off of the rest of the world. Everyone has one, whether it’s a show, a band, a movie, or a game. And mine just so happens to be superhero comics.

So, I sat there reading stories about costumed heroes standing up for truth, justice, and all that is right, hoping that it would block out all of the fearful thoughts floating through my head. I was re-reading All-Star Superman when I got to this sequence. It was then that I realized what makes superheroes truly special. It isn’t the spectacular battles, or colorful costumes, or the amazing powers. It’s the idea that there are people out there who will always fight for what they believe is right, who will go out of there way to help someone in need regardless of what happens to them. At the end of the day the appeal is the heroism, selflessness, and just plain goodness. Aspects that are sorely missing in most other forms of media.  They’re a reminder that while at times the world might feel like a terrifying evil place, there’s always someone out there doing good and you shouldn’t focus so much on the bad and they’re something that I’m glad I had tonight.  ”It’s never as bad as it seems” 

April82014

pleasedonotclimbontheolmechead:

causally:

YOU WANNA GO *gives you flowers* ON A DATE

You seriously couldn’t come up with anything less cliche than flowers? I’m sorry but I only go out with innovators and free thinkers. Next time try to be a little more avant-garde. 

YOU WANNA GO *gives you hope* ON A DATE

(Source: causally-archive)

March232014

pleasedonotclimbontheolmechead:

C’est la vie.

Say the old folks

March72014
celebrate-the-magic:

Can we make this the most reblogged picture on Tumblr

celebrate-the-magic:

Can we make this the most reblogged picture on Tumblr

(via edwardspoonhands)

February282014
georgetakei:

Please. Someone make this happen. Please. http://ift.tt/1pE5oFL

There is a book along these lines called “The Year of Living Biblically” by A.J. Jacobs.
The problem with the premise is not all of the rules are applicable anymore. For instance, you can’t make sacrifices at the temple if there is a mosque where the temple should be. Making animal sacrifices isn’t a problem anymore though since the situation has changed since the laws were set down. Since everyone agrees we shouldn’t follow all the rules, the contention lays in which rules we do follow.

georgetakei:

Please. Someone make this happen. Please. http://ift.tt/1pE5oFL

There is a book along these lines called “The Year of Living Biblically” by A.J. Jacobs.

The problem with the premise is not all of the rules are applicable anymore. For instance, you can’t make sacrifices at the temple if there is a mosque where the temple should be. Making animal sacrifices isn’t a problem anymore though since the situation has changed since the laws were set down. Since everyone agrees we shouldn’t follow all the rules, the contention lays in which rules we do follow.

(via bestnatesmithever)

February272014
thingsweforget:

#thingsweforget #quotes

I started so I would be in a behavior trap and by the time I lost momentum it would be long enough for the sunk cost fallacy to take in effect so I wouldn’t want to stop.

thingsweforget:

#thingsweforget #quotes

I started so I would be in a behavior trap and by the time I lost momentum it would be long enough for the sunk cost fallacy to take in effect so I wouldn’t want to stop.

February202014

wilwheaton:

keepcalmandsuperwholock:

uctwerkeley:

slimewizard:

never not reblog

And then there’s good ol’ America

This actually makes me so angry. The truth is right here and people see it and brush it aside. We really could make things better. But no, America apparently wants to suck forever.

You know, America, if we spent some money investing in education instead of making sure the ultra-rich were even more ultra-rich, we could *actually* be the exceptional nation that we pretend to be.

February162014

My brother in-law is allergic to raspberries, so eating a box of chocolates is basicly Russian Roulette.

February102014
edwardspoonhands:

This is The Name of The Wind. Buy it.
The Name of The Wind is my book suggestion of the year. I read it about six months ago and I’m still thinking about it. It is the best book I have read in years, fantasy or otherwise. 
The Name of The Wind needs to be the next book you read. And the next book after that, I can guarantee, will be the second in the Kingkiller Chronicles “The Wise Man’s Fear.”
I am a Harry Potter fan, you probably are a Harry Potter fan as well. But, in the years since you read Harry Potter, you’ve grown up a bit. This is the book that Harry Potter fans have been looking for. It’s not a book for Harry Potter fans…it’s just a book that I think people who loved Harry Potter and are now in their 20s or 30s would REALLY REALLY ENJOY.
I bought this book because I was in the book store and I tweeted “BOOK SUGGESTIONS PLEASE” and about 12 people suggested it. I am so thankful to those 12 people. 
The world is so deep, the stakes are so high, the characters so real, the mysteries so magical, the magic so mysterious, the plot so twisty…every day you haven’t read it is a day in your life that could be better. 
I do not take this review lightly…buy this book. Buy it now. On Amazon or, preferably, at your local book store.
If you love The Name of The Wind, reblog.

Welcome to the fandom Hank.

edwardspoonhands:

This is The Name of The Wind. Buy it.

The Name of The Wind is my book suggestion of the year. I read it about six months ago and I’m still thinking about it. It is the best book I have read in years, fantasy or otherwise. 

The Name of The Wind needs to be the next book you read. And the next book after that, I can guarantee, will be the second in the Kingkiller Chronicles “The Wise Man’s Fear.”

I am a Harry Potter fan, you probably are a Harry Potter fan as well. But, in the years since you read Harry Potter, you’ve grown up a bit. This is the book that Harry Potter fans have been looking for. It’s not a book for Harry Potter fans…it’s just a book that I think people who loved Harry Potter and are now in their 20s or 30s would REALLY REALLY ENJOY.

I bought this book because I was in the book store and I tweeted “BOOK SUGGESTIONS PLEASE” and about 12 people suggested it. I am so thankful to those 12 people. 

The world is so deep, the stakes are so high, the characters so real, the mysteries so magical, the magic so mysterious, the plot so twisty…every day you haven’t read it is a day in your life that could be better. 

I do not take this review lightly…buy this book. Buy it now. On Amazon or, preferably, at your local book store.

If you love The Name of The Wind, reblog.

Welcome to the fandom Hank.

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