“It’s a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.”—Emiya Kiritsugu, because his chain smoking is the last thing that’s killing him Fate/Zero (via incorrectfatequotes)
Caster:But you look an awful lot like the girl under whose banners I fought and therefore you are definitely her despite all of your adamant protests you must be having some kind of serious mental shortage but that's okay Jeanne I have a cunning plan I will kill lots and lots of people until you come to your senses and remember me!
The first character I first fell in love with: The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: The character everyone else loves that I don’t: The character I love that everyone else hates: The character I used to love but don’t any longer: The character I would totally smooch: The character I’d want to be like: The character I’d slap: A pairing that I love: A pairing that I despise:
(It turns out that kindle.amazon.com sucks at rendering highlighting conversations, because it removes all newlines. Which is a pity because I really like dialogues, and also because Cormac McCarthy doesn’t use quotation marks or dialogue tags.)
“You know when you enter a Starbucks store, it’s usually always displayed in some posters there, their message which is: Yes, our cappuccino is more expensive than others, but - and then comes the story - we give one percent of all our income to some Guatemala children to keep them healthy. For the water supply for some Sahara farmers, or to save the forests, to enable organic growing coffee…whatever, whatever. Now, I admire the ingeniosity of this solution. In the old days of pure simple consumerism you bought a product and then you felt bad. My god, I’m just a consumerist while people are starving in Africa. So the idea was you had to do something to counteract your pure destructive consumerism. For example, I don’t know, you contribute to charity and so on. What Starbucks enables you is to be a consumerist and to be a consumerist without any bad conscience because the price for the countermeasure - for fighting consumerism - is already included into the price of a commodity. Like you pay a little bit more and you are not just a consumerist but you also do your duty towards environment - the poor, starving people in Africa and so on and so on. It’s, I think, the ultimate form of consumerism.”—Slavoj Zizek (via blackestdespondency)
Courtney Milan’s latest book, The Suffragette Scandal (WHICH IS EXCELLENT YOU SHOULD READ IT NOW) is set in the 1880s and involves a newspaper staffed by and written for women. To lend her publication credibility, the editor hired a Real Live Man to write a satirical advice column.
So I’m watching Fate/Zero and all I can say is…wow, Tohsaka makes bad decisions.
First he lets one daughter get adopted by a man who implants magic flesh-eating worm larvae in her, and then he gives guardianship of the other daughter to the man who is, at the very moment, planning to kill him.
Nice job breaking it, non-hero.
edit: also the daughter’s mother is still alive??? shouldn’t she get guardianship?