It seems that I have now found a good groove for writing papers over time, rather than cramming them all into the two days before they are due. This irritates me that I am only finding this groove now, after 6 and a half years of college, as I am finish up my masters degree. Fuck me sideways.
It's hard hiding pieces of yourself from somebody...
T Minus 2 Months
Less than that, really. 7 years is a long time to think about, when it comes to packing it all up. Not just that, 7 years of friendships I am moving away from, of what have been my entire life for the last 7 years. And, for that matter, leaving behind everyone else I know. I’m excited, but I’m also scared. Its gonna be a long, lonely trip.
justpartoftheuniverse: -TMI is now IDSMOTSYHIAS “I do say, many of the specifics you have inscribed are superfluous” -BRB is now IITDBDNFFMAFTCWOBT “I intend to depart, but do not fret, for my absence from this conversation will only be temporary” -FML is now TCEICMOHCTBD “The conscious experience I call my own has ceased to be desirable” -OMG is now WIHJPCOBEWABE “What I have just...
Where roads are made I lose my way. In the wide water, in the blue sky there...– Rabindranath Tagore (chamomile-andhoney)
ethicallyimmoral asked: perhaps it would be better put:Does a pragmatist disregard all of the impracticalities of philosophy?
Gran put her cup down gently on the table, her expression composed again....– Gran, to Kvothe, The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss Gran, the local town medicine woman and doctor, talking to Kvothe regarding the actions he took in order to save the two kidnapped girls. Her cold analysis helps bring Kvothe some peace for the actions he took and the lives he ended.
ethicallyimmoral asked: would you consider pragmatism a kind of anti-philosophy philosophy?
justpartoftheuniverse replied to your post: Today, for the first time ever, I damn well… that isn’t very amish of you ;) If I wasn’t so damn busy raising a barn right now, I’d be forced to hurt you!
“No, No,” she choked out. “No no no no no.” Her body...– Kvothe, The Wise Man’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss This quote, taken out of context, can be confusing. Here, Kvothe is suffering from nightmares of the first people he murdered in cold blood. He is awakened by one of the shellshocked young girls the people had kidnapped and raped, and he...
The Starfall of my Eyes
I miss the way I used to stare at the sky on a calm day and see nothing but endless possibility. Nowadays, I look to the sky and all I see is time slipping away. When did I lose the eyes which say the wideness of what might be, and become only aware of the moments slipping away? I think that must be why I stare at the stars with such awe. The timeless nature of their beauty is punctuated only...
Do this anonymously or not, I wanna know.
steelrainistakingover: A - I love you B - I hate you C - I love your blog D - You’re pretty E - You’re friendly F - You do not belong here G - I don’t like you H - Deactivate your Tumblr account I - I’m your secret admirer J - I love the way you express yourself K - You’re too boastful L - I miss you M - Stay humble N - You’re too popular O - You are Tumblr Famous P - Awesome...
Argh. I’m writing a paper, and I hit the end of a sentence, and so I typed a period, but a semi-colon kept popping up. I went back and typed it like 4 times before I realized I simply had something on my laptop screen that looked like the top of the semi-colon. Yeah. I’m a genius, I know.
asophisticatedworld-deactivated asked: Have you watched the movie or DVD Waking life?
Today, for the first time ever, I damn well started yelling and screaming at my coworker. I rarely get mad, and damn near ever get physically angry. Today, he pissed me off soooo much, I damn near killed him. Rage. So much rage.
ousia-deactivated20111223 asked: Where are you doing your philosophy MA? I'm going to begin mine in the fall.
My name's Justin.
Nice to meet you!
My name's Justin.
Nice to meet you!
There is no greater joy than soaring high on the wings of your dreams, except...– This quote, at the time I first heard it, absolutely broke my heart. To this day, it still makes me sad every time I see it. I truly, truly, hate the sentiment in it.
Happy? You win. No more “amish”
Anonymous asked: yeah, um, are you amish?
TMI and Truthful Tuesday
So it is TMI Tuesday yet again. Any Takers? I’m make this a double and make it a Truthful Tuesday too. I’ve gained a few new followers recently. Any questions??
I hit 100 Followers this Weekend
You all rock! :-D
Its okay :-) I get it. Really, :-)
Bah, posts will continue when I have regular internet again. Damn storm causing outages of cable for the area. Yay dedicated T1 lines for the school?
Deep philosophical thoughts.
Whenever I see someone wish another person a Happy Bday, I always pronounce it in my head “Bidet.” At that point, I have to wonder, what is it like having a happy bidet? Is a unhappy bidet worse? Would anyone really want anything other than a normal bidet??
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true...– Bertrand Russell (via kari-shma)
Hello new philosophers! An edit.
Okay, I lied. I may or may not have translated two different passages for you. To be fair, lets blame the Mohist canon of writing, who includes three different versions of the same passage, saying the same general thing, in three different damn ways. But still. Confusing shit, yo. Wanna know something funny? Modern translations of the name Mo Tzu / Motse have gone to Mozi. This has sparked...
Hello new philosophers!
Allow me to welcome you and guide you on your journey down the amazing world of Asian Philosophy! Today, Chinese Philosophy and picking a good translation! For this lesson, lets take a look at the writing of Mo Tzu! First Translation: “Mo Tzu said: ‘It is the business of the benevolent man to try to promote what is beneficial to the world and to eliminate what is harmful.’ ...
I really need to work, but I am in WAAYYYYY too good a mood to focus on working. Nuts!
Bah, go away Tornadoes. I don’t have time to hide in the basement and not work.
I think I missed this last week, but why the hell not. TMI Tuesday, folks. Nothing is off limits. Come at me, bro!
30 Day Book Challenge Day 7: Worst Book You've...
Worst book in the last year… I don’t actually have an answer for this question. In the last year, I have been pretty happy with everything I read. If you want a really general answer, I can tell you the books I have enjoyed the least (but that I still enjoyed!) Those would be the the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik. Novik is an excellent writer plagued by exceptionally poor...
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may...
plotweaver: -Jim Henson