NM's Tumblelog

Apr 06

lorelei-l asked: Hi Amanda! I've read several times that you think Tumblr is dying. I was wondering what's make you think that ? Thank you! Much Love. Xx

amandapalmer:

perksofbeingthewinchesters:

amandapalmer:

that mostly comes from watching my own statistics decrease here and increase on other social platforms, coupled with anecdotal evidence from other artists/people not loving the “addicted to outrage” tone that frequently happens here. it seems people are quietly slipping away because of the noise. I plan to stay. but it’s depressing.

"Addicted to outrage". I’ve never heard Tumblr more adequately described.

you can thank neil gaiman for that one. i stole it.

Apr 03

lordbyron44:

carrie whittaker (by jim.rowbotham)

lordbyron44:

carrie whittaker (by jim.rowbotham)

[video]

happysmileyginger:


Do you wanna build a snowman?

happysmileyginger:

Do you wanna build a snowman?

(via happy-not-happy)

Apr 02

(Source: death-by-elocution)

Apr 01

New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero -

yahoofinance:

Following up from this reblog earlier in the week, here’s an article from The Baltimore Sun that highlights a potential solution to the rampant textbook inflation lunacy.

More from The Sun:

Unlike electronic versions of textbooks sold by publishers, open-source textbooks are made up of materials gathered from various sources and are not protected by copyright. They are often designed to be interactive, with links to source material and multimedia elements. The materials are licensed openly, so anyone with an Internet connection can access them.

A pilot program, which the university system estimates is saving 1,100 students a combined $130,000, is the latest in a shift on the nation’s campuses toward digital learning. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California State University system and the Washington State college system are among those that have built libraries of free online course materials in recent years.

Definitely hop over to The Sun & read the full post: New strategy would drop textbook costs to zero (Baltimore Sun)

(Source: emergentfutures)

Mar 23

“Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we’re so deeply interconnected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act.” — Ram Dass (via thecalminside)

Mar 19

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Mar 11

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Feb 27

(Source: ivicus, via smokieh)

Feb 25

(Source: kushandwizdom, via belivein)

Feb 20

“How do they do it, the ones who make love
without love? Beautiful as dancers,
gliding over each other like ice-skaters
over the ice, fingers hooked
inside each other’s bodies, […]
How do they come to the
come to the—-come to the—-God—-come to the
still waters, and not love
the one who came there with them, light
rising slowly as steam off their joined
skin? These are the true religious,
the purists, the pros, the ones who will not
accept a false Messiah, love the
priest instead of the God. They do not
mistake the lover for their own pleasure,
they are like great runners: they know they are alone
with the road surface, the cold, the wind, […]
—just factors, like the partner
in the bed, and not the truth, which is the
single body alone in the universe
against its own best time.” — Sharon Olds, from “Sex Without Love,” in The Dead and the Living (Alfred A. Knopf, 1993)

(Source: apoetreflects)

Feb 15

BREAKING: HRC congratulates Ellen Page on her brave decision to live openly and authentically -

humanrightscampaign:

Tonight actress Ellen Page came out as lesbian from the stage of HRC’s inaugural “Time to THRIVE” Conference. HRC congratulates Page on her brave decision to live openly and authentically.

Perhaps best known for her roles in movies like Juno,Inception and X-Men, Page’s indomitable spirit sets…

Feb 01

Important Security Update for Yahoo Mail Users -

yahoo:

Security attacks are unfortunately becoming a more regular occurrence. Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts. Upon discovery, we took immediate action to protect our users, prompting them to reset passwords on impacted accounts.

Based on…

Jan 29

fish-boned:

shickalenia:

dduane:

thesuitsofwoah:

that’s almost too cruelalmost

I had to do this once with Privateer II: The Darkening. It gained a bit when he said “I bet you didn’t play it through, I bet somebody just told you how…” and I was able to smile gently and say “God, possibly, since I wrote the game.” And plainly the Deity was with me that day, as I happened to be carrying docs from my UK agent (who’d done the deal) that showed not only that I was the writer, but the five-figure sum I had been paid. …It was a happy day for me. Not so much for him. I’d never had a referent for the word “slink” for a full grown male before. As in “slink away in utter dejection.” I smiled for at least three days without stopping. And am smiling now… I had completely forgotten about this.

Reblogging because “I beat the game” is fantastic, but “I wrote the damn thing” is even better.

I’m not a gamer but I’ll always reblog these.

fish-boned:

shickalenia:

dduane:

thesuitsofwoah:

that’s almost too cruel
almost

I had to do this once with Privateer II: The Darkening. It gained a bit when he said “I bet you didn’t play it through, I bet somebody just told you how…” and I was able to smile gently and say “God, possibly, since I wrote the game.” And plainly the Deity was with me that day, as I happened to be carrying docs from my UK agent (who’d done the deal) that showed not only that I was the writer, but the five-figure sum I had been paid. …It was a happy day for me. Not so much for him. I’d never had a referent for the word “slink” for a full grown male before. As in “slink away in utter dejection.” I smiled for at least three days without stopping. And am smiling now… I had completely forgotten about this.

Reblogging because “I beat the game” is fantastic, but “I wrote the damn thing” is even better.

I’m not a gamer but I’ll always reblog these.

(Source: maxofs2d, via sergris)