I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with which ‘Escape’ is now so often used. Why should a man be scorned if, finding himself in prison, he tries to get out and go home? Or if he cannot do so, he thinks and talks about other topics than jailers and prison-walls?
The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it’s over.
To me, Fearless is not the absense of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. To me, Fearless is having fears. Fearless is having doubts. Lots of them. To me, Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death.

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Reader, it’s Jane Eyre - Crash Course Literature 207

In which John Green teaches you about Charlotte Brontë’s classic coming of age novel, Jane Eyre. Look, we don’t like to make judgement values here, but Jane Eyre is awesome. By which we mean the book is great, and the character is amazing. When Jane Eyre was published in 1847, it was a huge hit. It really hit the controversial balance beautifully, being edgy enough to make news, but still mainstream enough to be widely popular. It was sort of like the Fight Club of it’s day, but not quite as testosterone-fueled. You’ll learn a little about the story, learn about Jane as a feminist heroine, and even get some critical analysis on how Bertha might just be a dark mirror that acts out Jane’s emotional reactions.

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"Life Lessons From Princesses" - will be available on select merchandise at WonderGround Gallery beginning Saturday February 1st 2014. I’ll be at the gallery February 1st and 2nd from 2-5 PM both days. Come by and say hello. I’ll also be debuting the latest Hipster Mickey piece - “Castle Coffee Break” featuring Hipster Minnie and a tribute to it’s a small world.
WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney District® at the Disneyland® Resort.

jerrodmaruyama:

"Life Lessons From Princesses" - will be available on select merchandise at WonderGround Gallery beginning Saturday February 1st 2014. I’ll be at the gallery February 1st and 2nd from 2-5 PM both days. Come by and say hello. I’ll also be debuting the latest Hipster Mickey piece - “Castle Coffee Break” featuring Hipster Minnie and a tribute to it’s a small world.

WonderGround Gallery is located in the Downtown Disney District® at the Disneyland® Resort.

Thomas Edison’s last words were ‘It’s very beautiful over there’. I don’t know where there is, but I believe it’s somewhere, and I hope it’s beautiful.
I went to church with my family tonight and the pastor said something that I think every Christian should hear
Pastor:Now, according to a few passages in the bible, homosexuality is a sin.
Couple of older males in the audience:Amen!
Pastor:Now, wait, I'm not finished.
Pastor:You know what else the bible defines as a sin? Divorce.
-uncomfortable silence-
Pastor:There are countless passages that talk about how divorce is wrong, and that there are consequences to getting a divorce, such as the wife should be stoned.
Pastor:Yet, I witnessed a divorce just this morning. And I gotta tell you, it was heartbreaking, but I definitely didn't attempt to throw rocks at the wife, even though she was the one who filed for divorce.
Pastor:We choose to overlook the consequences of divorce because time has proven that they're inhumane and cruel.
Pastor:The bible doesn't say anything about the consequences of a homosexual lifestyle. Yet, we seem to be spearheading a campaign to ruin the lives of people we don't even know.
-the pastor shifts a few notes around-
Pastor:The bible states to love thy neighbor. That's it. There are no other rules or restrictions to that passage.
Pastor:So, we as a church family have to support equality with a smile on our face. THAT is the true Christian way.