About Cersei and Jaime

jaimelannister:

racefortheironthrone:

stannisisthefury - so according to Alex Graves (source):

"Well, it becomes consensual by the end, because anything for them ultimately results in a turn-on, especially a power struggle. Nobody really wanted to talk about what was going on…

Absent a real conversation in our society about rape and consent, artistic scenes like this ABSOLUTELY normalize rape. The artistic payoff isn’t fucking worth it.

kookybat:

bless u internet for having this movie in its entirety on you
I skipped around a little and heard “as if I were to stick my floppy disk in your terminal and we were to interface”

what omg

I CANNOT WAIT TO WATCH THIS LATER

kookybat:

bless u internet for having this movie in its entirety on you

I skipped around a little and heard “as if I were to stick my floppy disk in your terminal and we were to interface”

what omg

I CANNOT WAIT TO WATCH THIS LATER

(Source: vhscoverjunkie)

"Prodding poor parents to get even more involved is really just a callous disregard for the fact that parental involvement–while ideal–is a luxury that not all families can afford."

Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC after Tennessee proposed a bill that would take money away from the state’s poorest families if their children fail to make the grade in school. (via msnbc)

(via not-at-the-dinner-table)

tacanderson:

The science of ‘Transcendence’ isn’t just fiction—it’s terrifyingly real

Transcendence is based directly on the principle of singularity, the moment when technology surpasses humanity. In fact, Dr. Caster, the film’s protagonist, even states as much in the trailer, asking an audience to, “Imagine a machine with the full range of human emotion. It’s analytical power will be greater than the collective intelligence of every person in the history of the world. Some scientists refer to this as the singularity. I call it Transcendence.”
Over the years, the biggest proponent of the singularity has been noted author, scientist, and futurist Ray Kurzweil, who freely acknowledges that, “Science fiction is the great opportunity to speculate on what could happen.” Although a notorious eccentric, Kurzweil’s thinking has led to numerous technological innovations over the last few decades. Recently, he partnered with Google (yes, Google) in their efforts towards “using techniques of deep learning to produce an artificial brain.”


This notion of machines surpassing humans is seriously objectifying. Why are we afraid of something being smarter than us? Because, in our own history, the “smart” and well-connected exploit everyone else. We’re afraid that machines will do to us what we do to the poor.

tacanderson:

The science of ‘Transcendence’ isn’t just fiction—it’s terrifyingly real

Transcendence is based directly on the principle of singularity, the moment when technology surpasses humanity. In fact, Dr. Caster, the film’s protagonist, even states as much in the trailer, asking an audience to, “Imagine a machine with the full range of human emotion. It’s analytical power will be greater than the collective intelligence of every person in the history of the world. Some scientists refer to this as the singularity. I call it Transcendence.”

Over the years, the biggest proponent of the singularity has been noted author, scientist, and futurist Ray Kurzweil, who freely acknowledges that, “Science fiction is the great opportunity to speculate on what could happen.” Although a notorious eccentric, Kurzweil’s thinking has led to numerous technological innovations over the last few decades. Recently, he partnered with Google (yes, Google) in their efforts towards “using techniques of deep learning to produce an artificial brain.”

This notion of machines surpassing humans is seriously objectifying.

Why are we afraid of something being smarter than us? Because, in our own history, the “smart” and well-connected exploit everyone else. We’re afraid that machines will do to us what we do to the poor.

(via we-are-star-stuff)

politicalprof:

This photo, of private citizens in a standoff with federal officers in the Cliven Bundy standoff in Nevada, is something of an American political rohrsach test.
—if you see wacko gun nuts threatening federal officers trying to enforce a court order, you’re what known as *right.*
—if you see American patriots standing down a dictatorial government come to crush human freedom, you are what is known as *wrong*. And you are a wackadoo.
Please understand that while those are very technical terms, they are the correct ones in this case.


When do you see American citizens take to the streets with guns in revolution? When the property of cishet white men is threatened. The American Revolution, the Civil War, and this on a smaller scale.

politicalprof:

This photo, of private citizens in a standoff with federal officers in the Cliven Bundy standoff in Nevada, is something of an American political rohrsach test.

—if you see wacko gun nuts threatening federal officers trying to enforce a court order, you’re what known as *right.*

—if you see American patriots standing down a dictatorial government come to crush human freedom, you are what is known as *wrong*. And you are a wackadoo.

Please understand that while those are very technical terms, they are the correct ones in this case.

When do you see American citizens take to the streets with guns in revolution?

When the property of cishet white men is threatened. The American Revolution, the Civil War, and this on a smaller scale.

(via skepticalavenger)

theparisreview:

“Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got.”
Read Zadie Smith’s story from our Spring issue, now available in its entirety online.


L.A. says, “Who are you?”

theparisreview:

“Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got.”

Read Zadie Smith’s story from our Spring issue, now available in its entirety online.

L.A. says, “Who are you?”

(via newsweek)

"Blizzard has created a comparatively safe space in gaming, and that’s worth preserving. It may be telling that it required us to give up almost all avenues of communication when playing against random opponents, but so be it. My long sessions are made more pleasant by the calls of “Well Played,” and “Ooops” that come as I make some good decision and some poor ones, and that’s all I need from my opponents.
 
If it means I don’t have to hear from anyone else, I’ll gladly shut up as well."

Blizzard silenced Hearthstone players, and it made the game amazing (via wilwheaton)

(via wilwheaton)

kateordie Asked:
Girl, you know you're my one true Bubblegum. ~*~

albinwonderland:

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