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February 15 2017

w4eg
21:48
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July 10 2015

05:10

OMG.

I just made you up to hurt myself

Nine Inch Nails: Only

Tags: Religion, Schmerz, Wahnsinn

July 09 2015

05:09

Wochenendsetzen.

Electronic bicycles loaded on the back of a car, really?

Tags: Fahrrad, Fail, Faulheit

July 08 2015

w4eg
21:59
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w4eg
21:53
1624 3b74
05:08

Matching wests.

Zutritt für Minderjährige nur mit Wollmacht Ihrer Großeltern.

Tags: Kinder, Kleider, Sprache

July 07 2015

05:07

THP 2.0.

Na, schon eingezogen?

Tags: Familie, Geburtstag, Pläne

July 06 2015

w4eg
20:22
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Reposted fromknallfred knallfred vialeckere leckere
20:14
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dinosaurstalking:

jelzar:

vivlio:

o m g

There are no words ….

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i die

w4eg
20:09
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w4eg
20:08
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w4eg
20:05
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w4eg
20:04

theubergrump:

I keep seeing stuff about Lord of the Flies going around

Obviously, the individual experiences of the people making the posts - re: teachers, lessons, the way they were forced to study the book - aren’t up for debate

but like, I feel that people might not have the whole story here and as someone who knows far too much about literature, I wanted to talk about it a little

Sir William Golding wrote Lord of the Flies in response to an earlier novel called The Coral Island. In The Coral Island, a small group of upper-class British boys from a boarding school get stranded on an island and have an absolutely wonderful time. They look back on it as a fond adventure, where they had a little vacation, invented things, and generally made their well-bred high society English parents proud.

Sir William Golding read that novel and was disgusted by the way that R. M. Ballantyne used the plot as a huge essay on the superior intellect and higher morality of English folk (read: white people). The boys in The Coral Island eventually have to seek the aid of Christian missionaries (who are there to convert the local Polynesian populace) to save them from the natives who are written as raping pillaging amoral cannibals.

Sir William Golding set out to write a more realistic novel, by the way, using the same names for his main characters as Ballantyne did (although Golding’s characters are slightly younger). So, all the posts about Lord of the Flies showing the “human condition” insofar as it pertains to young middle-class British boys who grew up in a boarding house in the middle of the Cold War are correct. But I get the feeling that most people don’t realize that was the point of the novel.

Lord of the Flies was meant as a huge “fuck you” to the ingrained belief that English people are the most noble and wise of all people and thus incapable of descending into savagery. I doubt it was ever meant to be a sweeping generalized metaphor for the universal savage nature of humanity, and shame on the teachers who force that interpretation on their students.

Green Sky Over Me
Reposted fromlordminx lordminx viamanxx manxx
20:01
05:06

Hitzemoral.

Ja, ich bin manchmal neidisch was andere alles so an- und ausziehen können und dürfen.

Tags: Kleider, Normativität, Stil

July 05 2015

05:05

Sonntagspause.

Heute hitzefrei.

Tags: Sonne, Urlaub, Wetter

July 04 2015

05:04

Mathemachtik.

Once you found the math in a thing, you knew everything about it, and you could manipulate it to your heart's content with nothing more than a pencil and a napkin.

Neal Stephenson: Cryptonomicon

Tags: Kryptographie, Macht, Mathematik

July 03 2015

w4eg
21:55
0526 8c84
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w4eg
21:52
w4eg
21:51
0528 2d57
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