"Benioff and Weiss steer... away from the sociological and shifted to the psychological... In sociological storytelling, the characters have personal stories and agency, of course, but those are also greatly shaped by institutions and events around them." https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-real-reason-fans-hate-the-last-season-of-game-of-thrones/
u ever notice how all the game of Thrones character names are almost like regular names:
jon = john
arya = daria
bran = brian
bronn = brian
brienne = brian
daenerys = darnice
melissandre = melissa/andre
tyrion = tyrone
ned = jed
jaime = jamie
catelyn = kathleen
cersei = sissy
jorah = jormo
sansa = santa
sandor = santa
robb = robbb
theon = the onion
joffrey = jeffley
littlefinger = laura ingrahams
gargron = garfield
samwell = sam goody
stannis = janice
jeor = eeyore
varys = daenerys
We've got big news.
After months of work, Tor Browser is now stable on Android.
Tor Browser 8.5 brings the highest degree of privacy and censorship-circumvention available to Android users. https://blog.torproject.org/new-release-tor-browser-85
It was only after Courtney Hering had been working at Kohler Co. for a couple of years that she realized something startling:
Many of her colleagues doing exactly the same work were paid nearly twice as much as she was.
Paper argues that animals have social structures that are sufficiently varied to be justified as separate "cultures"
Seems sensible; to me it points to our speciesist default of wanting to assume the uniqueness of any traits we consider valuable to humans alone.
This pamphlet, 'Too Many of Whom? Too Much of What?' was produced by No One Is Illegal, back in 2010. At the time there were a number of outlets, both mainstream and supposedly ‘radical’ that were pushing the idea that population was one of the main sources of environmental destruction. To confront the argument that controls on migration or on population as a whole was a solution to climate disaster, NOII put together this incredibly well researched, yet relatively easy to read discussion paper.
These arguments have once again began to rear their ugly heads within the environmental movement, and it is important to refute them.
Voting drives are fucking AWESOME. Organize one for communities that are the biggest targets of voter suppression
-Youth vote(18-30 Highschool & College)
-Homeless(most need help getting ID's)
-Low Income communities
-Immigrant communities(Many documented immigrants and 1st gen kids don't know their voting rights and are vulnerable to targeting)
gene wolfe in the streets, clive barker in the sheets
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