Monthly Archives: June 2014

Ralph Ellison quotes

All quotes in this entry come from here: Ellison, Ralph. Shadow and Act. New York: Vintage Books, 1995. “We [American blacks] know we’re not the creatures which our enemies in the white South would have us be and we know too that neither color nor our civil predicament explain us adequately. Our strength is that […]

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SPT Layzner 1-38 batch (featuring ACR)

Originally posted on /m/subs:
Well, we got there in the end…after 5 years. The ending’s noticeably rushed, but that was beyond the staff’s control, a major sponsor pulled out. If you want to see how the 1999 arc was supposed to go, I recommend the OVAs. For those of you who haven’t heard of…

Quotes from James Baldwin

No quickshot review today, my friends. I’ve gotten to be really, really busy and I haven’t the time even for those sorts of entries. I do have just enough time, however, to share a few good quotes from the book I’m reading this week: James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time. The proper citation for the […]

Random music post

I don’t have any feelings on ZZ Top in particular, but I do love this one song of theirs:     Think I may do more super-quick music posts in the future.

Quick Thoughts on W.E.B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk

As promised, brothers and sisters, here’s my quickshot review of William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (Du-Boys)’s 1903 masterpiece, The Souls of Black Folk. All the page numbers you’ll see come from the 1989 Penguin Edition.The bibliographic citation would be this: Du Bois, W.E.B (Introduction by Donald Gibson, Notes by Monica Elbert). The Souls of Black […]

Mite B Cool

http://io9.com/heres-nasas-new-design-for-a-warp-drive-ship-1588948192   Seems like the warp drive idea is taking off :O We truly are living in interesting times…

Quick Thoughts on Edge of Tomorrow (x-posted)

The other day I went out to see Tom Cruise’s latest offering, Edge of Tomorrow. It was based off of a Japanese book called All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, which, as I mentioned in my last entry, had power armor. I love power armor! While the book hasn’t been delivered yet, I […]

(Very) Quickshot review of Ira Berlin’s Many Thousands Gone

A *very* quickshot review for you guys today. Just finished reading Ira Berlin’s Many Thousands Gone and wanted to give my thoughts on it. Actually, probably a little less than my full thoughts on it. I already read this for a few of my previous classes, but I may have to read it again and […]

Space: (not) the final frontier?

Bonus article for you today, my friends. Check out Dwayne A. Day’s recent offering for the Space Review: Long story short: The thesis is that recent sci-fi movies, particularly <i>Gravity</i>, have portrayed space as a scary, dangerous place rather than full of opportunity. In the author’s view, they emphasize that humans should take care of […]

New friends

Hot damn, yesterday was the hottest-rated EVER for my blog! Got 80+ visitors and nearly 200 views, new records for me! Guess Reddit caught wind of me ;o If you guys are new here, I gotta tell you that this blog isn’t normally about gender stuff. I post more about my fanfiction 😀 I write […]