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    “There is no escape. You can’t be a vagabond and an artist and still be a solid citizen, a wholesome, upstanding man. You want to get drunk, so you have to accept the hangover. You say yes to the sunlight and pure fantasies, so you have to say yes to the filth and the nausea. Everything is within you, gold and mud, happiness and pain, the laughter of childhood and the apprehension of death. Say yes to everything, shirk nothing. Don’t try to lie to yourself.”

    — Hermann Hesse (via funeralfaerie)

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    Reblogged from The Imaginarium Of Jacs Fishburne.
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    April 22, 2014, 3:26am

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    “Do it or don’t. It’s amazing how many things in life are that easy.”

    Henry Rollins

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    Reblogged from The Antidote.
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    April 20, 2014, 5:09pm

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    “Dalle’s second coming suggests an alternative to the popular notion that creative people lose their edge when they find domestic bliss. “When you have a kid, all this stuff from your own childhood starts to come up. It is gnarly. Once, the music and the band were the outlet: now, I’m more equipped to deal with it but I have an endless well of darkness.””

    Brody Dalle: the return

    March 23, 2014, 8:34pm

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    “An artist, like an activist, is expected to financially hobble herself. Purity is as important as survival. There’s a constant criticism for earning “too much.” But as we slash the social safety net, once basic things—a home, college, a dignified old age—become mirages. It’s near impossible to live the average American dream on the average American salary.Not talking about money is a tool of class war. A culture that forbids employees from comparing salaries helps companies pay women and minorities less. Ignoring the mercenary grit behind success leads to quasi-religious abundance gurus claiming you can visualize your way to wealth.”

    Filthy Lucre | VICE

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    January 04, 2014, 6:51pm

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    “The networked character of modern society makes country-specific unrest predictions pointless. There is, in reality, one political entity that matters. Right now it is more unequal than it’s ever been; its core economic model is destroyed; the consent of its citizens to be governed is eroded. It is the world.”

    Where will it kick off next?

    December 29, 2013, 6:51pm

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    “In people who don’t see stress as a health threat, stress does not appear to increase mortality.”

    Rethinking Stress: It Could Save Your Life

    November 16, 2013, 6:51pm

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    I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies. The drones do not fly when the skies are grey.

    Zubair Rehman, 13

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    November 06, 2013, 6:02pm

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    It has been calculated that half the nitrogen atoms in our bodies come from a Haber factory, via its fertilisers and the food nourished by them. As the Canadian scientist Vaclav Smil has put it in his book Enriching the Earth, the Haber-Bosch process “has been of greater fundamental importance to the modern world than the airplane, nuclear energy, spaceflight or television”.

    From fertiliser to Zyklon B: 100 years of the scientific discovery that brought life and death

    November 06, 2013, 6:00pm

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    “By 2020, the labor reduction effect of digitization will cause social unrest and a quest for new economic models in several mature economies. A larger scale version of an “Occupy Wall Street”-type movement will begin by the end of 2014, indicating that social unrest will start to foster political debate.”

    Gartner group IT consultancy recently issued this warning

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    October 24, 2013, 11:08pm

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    “In a recent interview with Kamila Shamsie, Malala reflected on the Talib who shot her: “He was quite young, in his 20s … he was quite young, we may call him a boy.”We might – and allowing him his youth is an act of almost superhuman magnanimity on her part. When she calls him a boy, she’s virtually pardoning him. In contrast, when we now call her a girl we’re simply paying her a compliment.”

    How young heroines helped redefine girlhood as a state of strength

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    October 22, 2013, 6:51pm

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    “Conjure the nouns, alert the secret self, taste the darkness … speak softly, and write any old word that wants to jump out of your nerves onto the page…”

    Ray Bradbury on List-Making

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    October 19, 2013, 6:51pm

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    “Those strange groups of men who feel so disempowered by any mention of feminism reveal themselves time and time again and indeed some of them really are not doing well at all. You see, patriarchy is a system that also oppresses men at the bottom. Or, according to Jung, keeps men unable to fully mature.”

    Suzanne Moore

    September 05, 2013, 7:43pm

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    “Misfits are plagued by procrastination because we have no tolerance for doing things we don’t want to do.”

    Seven Counterintuitive Ways to Be Insanely Productive

    August 27, 2013, 11:08pm

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    “We are reaching the breaking point of the pipe dream of information as oil and the reality of information as air, impossible to control, all around us and shared.”

    Cory Doctorow

    August 25, 2013, 7:43pm

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    “This is a small sampling of the female presence in the realms of science fiction and fantasy. There is most obvious interest, and fanaticism expressed by females across the empire. The following actionable steps can, and should, be taken in the effort to equalize interest and promote phenomenal science fiction imaginings throughout the sector, in the interest of Peace and !Order!:
    Apply depth and true character to female roles.
    Immediately cease and desist acts of sexism and misogyny in science fiction offerings.
    The hiring of prostitutes and strippers to stand around booths at Sci-Fi Conventions to entice skinny drooling dorks to ogle them and buy goods, is hereby BANNED! throughout the empire.
    All students must become familiar with “The Periodic Table of Women in Science Fiction” as a mandatory measure of sanity, and to pass the eighth grade.”

    Do women like science fiction less than men do?

    August 21, 2013, 8:35pm

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