A few words
"When we describe the Moon as dead, we are describing the deadness in ourselves. When we find space so hideously void, we are describing our own unbearable emptiness."
"Is the meaning of life defined by its duration? Or does life have a purpose so large that it doesn't have to be prolonged at any cost to preserve its meaning?"
"Living is not good, but living well. The wise man, therefore, lives as well as he should, not as long as he can... He will always think of life in terms of quality not quantity... Dying early or late is of no relevance, dying well or ill is... even if it is true that while there is life there is hope, life is not to be bought at any cost."
"People will tell you nothing matters, the whole world's about to end soon anyway. Those people are looking at life the wrong way. I mean, things don't need to last forever to be perfect."
"All Bette's stories have happy endings. That's because she knows where to stop. She's realized the real problem with stories — if you keep them going long enough, they always end in death."
―The Sandman: Preludes & Nocturnes
“The road now stretched across open country, and it occurred to me - not by way of protest, not as a symbol, or anything like that, but merely as a novel experience - that since I had disregarded all laws of humanity, I might as well disregard the rules of traffic. So I crossed to the left side of the highway and checked the feeling, and the feeling was good. It was a pleasant diaphragmal melting, with elements of diffused tactility, all this enhanced by the thought that nothing could be nearer to the elimination of basic physical laws than deliberately driving on the wrong site of the road.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Think about it
Kill that boredom!
Binder Paper Comics
Web Comics and Such
A Distant Soil (Some nudity)
The Adventures of Gyno-Star (Some explicit stuff)
Blue Milk Special
Cigarro & Cerveja
Cyanide and Happiness
dead winter (has some explicit stuff)
Devilbear: The Grimoires of Bearalzebub (PG-13?)
Eat That Toast!
Ectopiary (Some nudity)
The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon
For Lack of a Better Comic
Girls with Slingshots (some explicit stuff...?)
Hark! A Vagrant
Head Doctor Productions
The Intrepid Girlbot
The Last Halloween
Last Train to Old Town
The League of Evil Genius
Legend of Bill
Living With Insanity (some nudity)
Love Me Nice
Married to the Sea
The Moon Prince
Moth (Some nudity)
The Non-Adventures of Wonderella
Political Cartoonists Index
Poorly Drawn Lines
Robbie and Bobby
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Scenes from a Multiverse
The Secret Knots
Stand Still. Stay Silent
Strong Female Protagonist
The Super Fogeys
Tales of Pylea
Three Word Phrase (some nudity)
Tiny Kitten Teeth
Toothpaste for Dinner
Trying Human (Some nudity)
Two Guys and Guy
Yellow Peril (PG-13)
Infrequently/No Longer Updating Web Comics
The Abominable Charles Christopher
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
The Adventures of Ellie Connelly
Bag of Toast
Bear in Mind
The Book of Biff
Chain Bear (Some explicit stuff)
Daisy is Dead
Edmund Finney's Quest to Find the Meaning of Life
A Fine Example
Finn and Charlie are HITCHED
Hello with Cheese
Kyle & Atticus
Lesbian Pirates from Outer Space
Letters to a Wild Boar
Lovecraft is Missing
Meat and Plastic
The Nerds of Paradise
No Reason Comics
One Swoop Fell
Pictures for Sad Children
A Redtail's Dream
Roy's Boys (PG 13?)
Run Freak Run
The Super Gay Adventures of Ross Boston
YU + ME
Pure Flash Awesomeness
Die Anstalt : Toy Psychiatry
Clients from Hell
Creatures in My Head
Damn You Auto Correct!
Jhonen Vasquez's site
Overheard in New York
Passive Aggressive Notes
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sometimes people say things that they mean to be reassuring, but really they just come off as offensive and inconsiderate.
How often are we friends with people merely because we get along with them? Or is that significant, rather than trivial?
Friday, March 18, 2011
There's a play going on at my high school tonight. I watched the first half of it, but did not at all feel like seeing the rest, so my dad gave me his house key and I walked home.
About halfway back, a white car drove by me, and some (presumably high school) boys yelled out "SKANK! HO! SLUT!" I just kept walking (kind of fast, because I was cold), so they stopped the car by the curb on the opposite side of the street and opened and slammed the doors. I'm assuming it was meant to scare me or something... Not sure what exactly they were going for. Was I supposed to think they were going to come after me?
In any case, they drove ahead of me, and were a ways down the street when I got to the crosswalk at the intersection. After crossing, I saw that they had turned around, and were making a right turn at the corner where I was walking.
I looked at them, and one of the boys thought it would be appropriate to scream "AAAAOOOOO!"
The whole time, I had to force myself not to laugh. Cars make people feel anonymous and powerful in relation to pedestrians and cyclists. Kind of like... the internet, actually. I wouldn't be surprised if those guys also enjoyed trolling.
In other news, I got a dress today! And it's not black! Perhaps I will post a picture later. Kind of tired right now. Also, I think Angie butt-dialed me about half an hour ago. My phone rang, and I picked up and said hello, but all I heard was "you can order anything you want..." and "I thought it was a four course meal?"
I wasn't sure if she was just preoccupied but had called me on purpose, so I said "hello?" a few more times before hanging up.
That's my two amusing events of the day!
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I hope I'm not signing up for suicide by taking eight courses (21.5 credits, which is the maximum allowed unless you petition for more) next quarter.
Granted, three of them are PE, and one is Literary Magazine, so I'll only have four actual academic classes... With all the free time I have now though, I figured I could do it and still get As...
Worst comes to worst, I have a lot of options if I want to drop something. :P
Okay, essay links [DP]
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I have a few essays which I can post, but you probably don't want to read all of them, so I'll let you pick which ones you want me to put up. I'll probably paste them into a private entry or something once the couple of you who expressed interest tell me which ones you'd like to read.
Intro to Poetry essays:
An Abnormal Mouse: What I think of "The Red Wheelbarrow".
Remembrance: Explication of the W.B. Yeats poem "When You Are Old".
On the Playground: Explication of the Langston Hughes poem "Evil".
Driving Contemplations: Semi-explication of Robert Creeley's "I Know a Man".
The Greek Achievement essays:
Aesthetic Expression in Ancient Greece: How a piece of artwork from Ancient Greece relates to the values of the time
Love Makes the World Go Round: Discussion of Socrates's speech from Plato's Symposium.
(I don't recommend the latter two, but I figured I'd let you guys decide)
Man, today sucks.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I did not finish my essay the night before it was due this time! No, I finished it the night before the night before it was due!
Oh ho ho, look at me, being all fancy.
Only two more papers to write this week. BOOOOO
Also I guess I should study for my Psych final, which will be in essay format I think. Yuck. He might make it a take-home exam, though, so we'll see how that goes. If he doesn't, I'm guessing a lot of people in the class will fail, unless he curves it wildly again.
Is anybody interested in reading my essays?
And finals are coming up soon...
Friday, March 11, 2011
I had a dream last night that started out as a bit of an adventure/quest, but then Bill Pullman came after me with an iron and it became scary.
Last night I stayed up until 4 watching the report on the Japan tsunami, so I was pretty tired today... and we went to the bank to ask them why they've been putting $30 charges on my account every month since November. They told us they'll only give back $90, but I guess it's better than nothing...
My mom got mad at me because she misunderstood me and somehow thought I was trying to make her do all the housework... or something like that... She often gives me talks about how she's always cleaning everything and nobody else ever helps her, and how I never do enough to clean, and she has to ask me to do stuff all the time... I don't know how many of these lectures I've been through, but she obviously has never heard that nagging people only makes them more resistant to what you want them to do. (It doesn't help that when I've already done my chores, she'll come over and pester me to do them because she doesn't notice that I'm done)
I'm wondering if my friendships are stagnating. Alice has been venting to me a lot about her school situation, and although I understand that she's distressed, it's making me feel like she just refuses to look at it from any other perspectives. She's been angry about everything, and says she's wasted part of her life.
I guess it strikes me as a bit odd that she alternates between thinking her time is invaluable to wanting to end her life... But then again, she's always fluctuating between extremes.
Earlier I was trying to take a nap to make up for my lack of sleep, and she texted me and told me she was feeling all kinds of horrible, so I got up and turned on my computer and signed onto AIM. She described her day, and how she had reacted badly to some teasing in her art class, and then told me she'd be right back... Twenty minutes, maybe half an hour later, she said "sorry, I have to go. Bye."
Hahahahaha, this is the worst album cover:
Different topic, couple o' pictures [2P]
Friday, March 11, 2011
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