I got around to I started to write down a couple books I wanted to read over the break, and I ended up re-putting together and writing out as much as I can remember of my entire reading list… (I only remembered about half…oh well, start over. Suggestions welcome.)
Perks of Being a Wallflower, Maximum Ride, Uglies, and the Inheritance Cycle are all really good. (I also read the Omnivores Dilemma for school. also good.) :D I have the two books you gave me to read. I’m also reading The Neverending Story again (RECOMMENDED), Asylum by Madeleine Roux (also recommended), and Freak Boy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark. :D Let’s see, suggestions…you’ve probably read Coraline. The Other Side of the Island is a good dystopian novel. You’ve probably read The Giver. And A Wrinkle in Time. The Skeleton Creek Series is really good. It’s a thriller/mystery series that’s interactive. As in throughout the book the main character gives you codes to videos online to watch. It’s REALLY COOL. The Glass Castle is a really good memoir. And Watchmen is a really good graphic novel. So is Persepolis. Yay books! I’d also like suggestions…I only have five books…
my social studies teacher once told us “human beings are the most selfish of all. even when someone dies, you shed tears only because they are no more around to provide you with whatever they had been for so long”
and it has been 3 years since she said this and this is still what i think about at night
i find this argument as flawed as the one in which emotions aren’t real because we know they’re caused by chemicals in the brain. on the contrary, emotions are VERY real BECAUSE we know they’re caused by chemicals in the brain. that means that emotions are necessary, they’re adaptive, that we need them to survive. just because you can explain why a thing happens doesn’t make it any less real.
altruism and mourning the dead is much the same. yes, we know WHY we mourn, because we have lost the thing that the person brought to our lives. but that doesn’t make the mourning or the sadness any less real. in fact, it makes it MORE real because we know that it’s a biological imperative for our species. we need each other on a level that is literally written into our dna. altruism, mourning, caring about each other as fellow humans, is so much a part of who we are as human beings that WE COULD NOT SURVIVE WITHOUT IT. it’s a fundamental part of our species, and you can choose to think of it as “selfish” but i choose to think of it as human and beautiful.
Instead of just looking up into the sky, you’re actually gazing down into the infinite cosmic abyss, with only gravity holding you onto the surface of the earth.
My Favorite Albums
↳ Panic!At The Disco “Vices & Virtues”
My Favorite Albums
↳ Florence+the Machine “Ceremonials”
I’m absolutely in love with Kat (Megabee’s) superhero fashion inspiration sketches. She goes into details about what she’s chosen for each superhero inspired outfit (if you click on the links below they go directly to her site to each outfit). Anyways, she’s one of my new favorites, i’m looking forward to more of her sketches. Kid Flash is definitely my favorite.
The Inner Senshi.