and I saw a beast ascending from the Sea
(Just my little contribution to the fandom’s ongoing dialogue on Monster’s many, many themes. Keep up the good work, everyone!)
I was prompted to write this after reading some people’s post-series impressions of Monster. When criticizing the characters, I’ve read many people say Johan had “no motive” and that he was the arbitrary “absolute bad” to counter Tenma’s “absolute good.” But there IS a method to his madness and a reason why he became the way he is, and it can be uncovered by answering one question: why did Johan grow up to be an indisputably bad person, whereas Nina grew up to be a fairly normal, successful young woman? Moreover, this question helps in answering THE driving question of the series: why do people become ‘monsters’? Do all people have equal potential to become monsters (are all lives equal?), or are certain individuals much more susceptible to it than others?
The Best of Andrew Garfield in → THE SOCIAL NETWORK (part one)
bilingual my ass. you’re either heterolingual or homolingual93736282994949262648400274% done with you tumblr
oh my god i’m fucking sick of this generation’s mentality that your sadness is beautiful and somebody will fix you and all this fucking john green shit nobody will find you in a bookstore reading bukowski and want to lie with you and nobody will kiss your scars and you will not be like effie and freddie you’ve got to be your own fucking hero and surround yourself with positivity
The Most Astounding Fact- Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Thought something a bit positive was in order
It’s old, but it’s gold; Tim Minchin’s beat poem Storm is one of my favourite things on the internet and is definitely worth 10 minutes of your time.
“Three years ago I met the photographer Volker Steger for the first time. He prepared one of the ‘secret’ rooms in the Inselhalle in Lindau. Huge white sheets of paper and wax crayons lay around. You would not have guessed, that what happend there, was high art with simple means.
It was the 60ths Nobel Laureate Meeting which due to the 50th anniversary and interdisciplinarity of the meeting was attended by 59 Nobel Laureates. Volker Steger invited plenty of them to a photo shooting. Not telling them, what he was going to do. Once they were in the room he lifted his secret: They should sketch their Nobel findings. Afterwards he will make a picture of them with their works of art.
“All the laureates I met for a photo shoot were quite surprised by my exceptional request, because I did not inform them beforehand. The idea was to get something spontaneous, not a scientific “paper” intended for publication in a journal“, Volker Steger discribes in the artbook that gives more insights about the series. And he succeeded with his intuition using the moment of surprise as Sir Timothy Hunt, Nobel Laureate in physiology or medicine 2001, reports: „One of the many engagements in Lindau was a mysterious photo session, to which I gave little or no thought before-hand. After all, lots of people take photographs of Nobel Laureates – it comes with the territory. This one proved to be rather different, however, and much more professional than usual….”
You might scroll through the artbook “Sketches of Science“, which is available as pdf. But if you prefer seeing the pictures in high resolution and original you may now plan a trip to the Mainau Castle at Lake Constance, the home of the Bernadotte family in Germany, which is fairly close to Lindau. The exhibition presents 50 of the images of Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine presenting their paintings” (read more).
(Source: Lindau Nobel Online Community)