TEAM LEO: laughingmagpie: cottonball: yssadalawa:... →
laughingmagpie: cottonball: yssadalawa: my short story for my fiction class deals with my filipino superheroine who doesn’t wanna be one when her sassy chinese friend and calm black friend try to convince her to join their SUPERHEROINE TEAM. my young adult fiction will never… Most people operate under the assumption that optimistic art can never be “deep” or fully...
ellen and i slowly start to hate this class more...
yssadalawa: Read More There is a significant difference between humanitarian aid and “recolonization,” as you choose to characterize it. Humanitarian aid is meant to provide a basic safety net to regions which cannot provide that safety net themselves. That is, when a water crisis strikes a nation without the infrastructure to provide its people with water from elsewhere —...
well, isn't that embarrassing.: in retrospect, i'm... →
yssadalawa: ree-roy: yssadalawa: I’m sure they’re really excited for this great opportunity, but what does that mean for them creatively? We knew, right from the onset, that ATLA was going to be three books. It had a beginning and an end. They told their story, and they told it well! But then here’s Korra, whose next season is… I agree with you. I’m wondering if they have enough...
Ok can all writers read this please →
Thank you. Dialogue tags are retarded most of the time.
yssadalawa asked: after i watched the finale, i thought, "i wonder what mike thinks about this"
Aang ex machina.
Why theological study is necessary
A recent discussion with a friend gave me an interesting perspective on theology — that for Christians, theology is arguably dangerous and subversive. Scholarly study of the Bible undermines the mandate that the Good Book was divinely inspired and divinely authored. Yet one can’t really understand the Bible without a view on what the ancient Hebrews drew from and changed in the...
You learn something new.: Passion →
aachan: “What’s your passion in life? What drives you?” I can name several things that I am passionate for, but… even at this point in my life, I haven’t thought hard about what drives me to do what I do. What causes me to push my limits, to work even harder. I suppose I admire those who show that… I think a mistake a lot of people make when dealing with questions of passion (or, in a...
luce-felice: Original Short Story Comments: I wish I could add more to it, expand and edit - but I got real close to the largest word limit and I don’t wanna get in trouble for going over. I’d love to know what you guys think of it. ~*~ Read More Hey! Cathy linked me to this so I figured I’d toss in a few of my comments (especially if the assignment’s not due just...
A logical argument against gay marriage →
cottonball: becket: rocielleperez: As written by a gay man. “If gay couples are considered equally eligible for marriage, even though gay relationships do not tend towards child-raising and cannot by definition give a child a mother and a father, the crucial understanding of what marriage is actually mainly for has been discarded. “What that amounts to is the kind of marriage that puts...
As we draw closer to Holy Week, thoughts inevitably turn to the death and resurrection of Christ. Resurrection has been understood as Christ returning, body and soul, from the dead to fulfill the Scripture. But, as always is with the Bible, there’s a ton of important symbolism behind the bodily return of Christ that often gets missed in the priest’s attempt to capture the beauty of...
The Passion, the Cross, and Sin
So I’ve been working my way through the Synoptic Gospels in conjunction with a few texts on Church history! April’s a boatload of fun. On the whole, the notion of sin has been played very loudly when in reference to Christ’s death and resurrection. In Protestant circles, Christ’s death has been so individualized that certain denominations argue that our sins are...
Look, a Ladder!: ooc; because mayo-mun picked a... →
mysticmaya: If 10.05 g of copper metal is heated strongly in air, the sample gains 2.53 g of oxygen in forming an oxide. Determine the empirical formula for this oxide. (Type your answer using the format CO2 for CO2.) Give the empirical formula that corresponds to each of the following molecular formulas…. ALRIGHT MYSTIC MAYA I’M GOING TO TAKE A BREAK FROM JESUS FOR A...
Genesis and the Catholic theology of the body
So I had the urge last night to go find a copy of John Paul II’s seminal Theology of the Body, which despite its importance for the philosophical and theological world, seems to have gone largely overlooked because of its absolutely difficult writing. And believe me, it’s tough. I’ve since downloaded a handful of commentaries to help me out in my reading. John Paul wrote...
The Character of the Divine in Exodus
So, it’s been a long time and a handful of reading since the last time I posted anything not about vegetables. Since then, I’ve worked my way up through the Pentateuch, except for Numbers (which I started last night!). One of the things I found unusual in Exodus, though, was how much the character of God swings between Genesis and the story of Moses. We’ve established through...
[c)athy w/a (c]: OMG i missed adventure time last... →
cottonball: Yeah, so… I’m not even, like, finished catching up on Gressenheller from my outing this past weekend. X’D I’ve got a mad amount of tabs open for stuff I need to reblog. In other news… fruits are essentially the ‘meat’ or ripened ‘body’ part of a seed plant, right? meaning that tomatoes,… Dear girlfriend, Cucumbers are, in the botanical sense, fruits. Therefore pickles are...
Genesis and God's Love
So now that I’ve rambled relatively incoherently on symbolic imagery in Genesis (and there’s still tons more!), I figured my next subject to write too much about would be the Hebrew concept of God’s love. Most of us know the God of the Hebrew Bible by the name he uses in Genesis, YHWH or Yahweh. Traditionally, YHWH is connected to how God addresses himself to Moses in Exodus. ...
Genesis and Biblical Language
So I’ve spent the past few months working my way up through the books of the Old Testament and I feel it’s time to post up some reflections. As a Catholic, my reading of the Hebrew Bible has been about as thorough as the typical churchgoer’s reading of anything in the Bible (read: very little). Where anyone who reads Genesis can easily see a text rife with contradiction, the...
Living in His hands: To those who call themselves... →
saminskip: peacenotwar: How do account for the existence of the human spirit, when the theory of evolution, (which was made popular by an athiest Charles Darwin) leaves no room for such a thing? And also, a secondary question: at which point in the evolutionary process did man take on… Logged on for the first time in forever to provide a perspective: It’s notable that,...
"I'll write it all": dream 1: Where's my guitar... →
I had a dream last night. My guitar had come back from being repaired and I was playing with it (after a good 3-4 weeks of NOT touching it ever since it broke). I was jamming with a friend of mine. She was singing, I was just accompanying. Then I woke up When I awoke, I looked to the corner.. I N C E P T I O N
There were only 24 episodes of the original Jetsons series.
To God, Creator of the world... and Physics
cottonball: feichan: Dear God, After taking this class, I know that only You could ever make up something like Physics in which nonsense (supposedly) make sense. But is it too much for me to say that just because you could, didn’t mean you should. But I guess its for the best so I don’t start floating away anti-gravity style. Anyways, please help me with my exam tomorrow. I’m nervous but I...
Fearless Writer: Now is a quiet time in which I... →
Now is a quiet time in which I can remove myself from an improper situation. I have no academic teaching of, or special dedication to, theology. Five months ago, I began just searching here for like-minded Catholics who also wanted to be involved with Catholic charities. I remember beginning… Ryan, Hopefully you check back to your blog once in awhile and are able to see this — I...
hi i'm cathy duma and i always forget to log off...
it’s because his icon has my face in it.
READ then reblog your opinion
cottonball: jumik: Did you know? -13% of adults in America believe all the Ten Commandments are meaningful and need to be obeyed today -25% if those surveyed said they would abandon their families for 10 million dollars -EVERY day in America more than 2500 children witness the divorce or separation of their parents; approximately 1000 unmarried teens become mothers; 500 adolescents begin to...
dear current girlfriend
my love for you is EXTREME like SPORTS AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
30 day bandwagon :D
Jumping on this bandwagon. Day 01 — Your favorite song Day 02 — Your favorite movie Day 03 — Your favorite television program Day 04 — Your favorite book Day 05 — Your favorite quote Day 06 — Your favorite color(s) Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy Day 08 — A photo that makes you angry/sad Day 09 — A photo you took Day 10 — A photo of you taken over ten years ago Day 11...
EVERYONE'S DOING IT
Holy Week Reflection I- Given that Holy Thursday marks the day of the Last Supper (i’m a bit late teehee), we should, perhaps, reflect on this as a day that exemplifies Christ’s leadership. A key part of the identity of Jesus is His role as a servant; however, He bore the torch for a small generation of people who followed Him and eventually developed one of the largest religions in...
God help me.
My roommate chews with his mouth open as if he’s having a conversation with his food. Full-on jaw-unhinged shit right here. slurpsquirtsquish awful.
Buses: Smelly and TURBOEFFICIENT
Take buses, save the universe.
Get a move on it!
That way you can eat some cheese and get nice and fat for me later :9
Had to do it.
cottonball: “Some people dream of worthy accomplishments while others stay awake and do them.” ..in bed.