Person: What do you see yourself as in 10 years?
Me: Alone and struggling to maintain a job. Harassing others and turning to alcohol in an attempt to avoid the reality of my situation.
We like to call that “your twenties.” You’re not alone.
Who wants to walk me through solving this system?
x^2 + y^2 = 1600
(x-24)^2 + (y+38)^2 = 1600
They both equal the same thing. So, you know, do this:
x^2 + y^2 = (x-24)^2 + (y+38)^2
Your squared terms drop out and you get
0= -48x + 24^2 +76y +38^2
And that’s a line, so, you know, solve for Y in terms of X then plug back into the equation of your choice and solve for X. Then plug that term in and solve for Y.
Found this in a bathroom at my college. A lot of guys had eating disorders in football and wrestling at my school and even in the rec league. I remember guys taking laxatives before weigh ins even.
Male eating disorder awareness ~
Wrestling is infamous for that kind of shit. It’s one of the reasons my brother left the sport— his coaches were ENCOURAGING him to engage in unsafe behavior.
I’ve seen a lot of it the other way round, especially in rugby, I know several men who were encouraged to go to unsafe measures to gain weight.
Yes. ^^^ The masculinization of eating disorders. I knew some wrestling guys back in high school - it became this competition as to who could lose then keep of their weight the best. The guys would have competitions to see who could go the longest without eating, and if you lost, of course, you were a “pussy”
Thankfully a suspension went on while they reviewed these practices that were of course encouraged by the coaches.
It should also be noted that there are plenty of men and boys who suffer from eating disorders that aren’t doing it to make weight or other appropriately “masculine” reasons, too. Like, I respect this poster and what it’s trying to convey, but it’s still contributing to the gendered view of eating disorders.
Anonymous asked: When can we expect to see the next multiple warheads issues?
It’s gonna be part of a larger thing that isn’t announced yet.
Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you. Tag [ten] friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them.
1. Crooked by Tom and Laura McNeal
2. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
3. In My Hands by Irene Gut Opdyke
4. What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones
5. On Killing by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman
6. That Summer by Sarah Dessen
7. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
8. Avi by Sharon Creech
9. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
10. The Most Evil Men and Women in History by Miranda Twiss
I have…varied taste in books. Have at it, if you wish.
Almost missed this since denyinghipster hashtagged instead of tagged! I suppose I’ve got some answers for this, but no numbers because anything that looks like a ranking is for chumps.
Paper Towns - John Green (fishingboatproceeds)
Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns - Andrea Gibson (andrewgibby)
Spiking the Sucker Punch - Robbie Q Telfer (jackassgardener)
American Gods - Neil Gaiman (neil-gaiman)
All Star Superman - Frank Quitely/Jamie Grant/Grant Morrison
Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman - Richard Feynman
High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
King City - Brandon Graham (royalboiler)
Solanin - Inio Asano
edit: looking at it again, that’s pretty diverse in content. 3 comics (1 superhero, one slice of life manga about twentysomething ennui, one sci-fi character driven spy story overflowing with puns), 2 books of poetry (both from Write Bloody, no surprise), 1 memoir (Feynman), two genre-less novels, a YA mystery novel, and a post-modern fantasy roadtrip ragnarok book. I’m pretty pleased by this, though Asano and Gibson are the only ones who aren’t straight white dudes :-/
We need more voices in science
to step up in defiance for those characters
that get erased from our stories; accolades and glories granted to counterparts
as though we didn’t have the smarts to achieve
the impossible, believe in the improbable
and create the unthinkable.
It’s unthinkable to me that our hindsight is so blinded.
Turning the cheek too many times makes me think you’re shaking your head:
no, no, no.
"Hey - you look good in that dress today."
Pay no mind to the mess that comment made
of my self-confidence. It seems pretty obvious
the words they think are innocuous are noxious,
breeding doubt and insecurity, feeding bouts of fury in me
as I hear the same phrases repeated to the women in my classes,
our lab mates and the masses of budding genius minds
that yearn to focus on their hypotheses and methods
but instead they’re distracted by those words left unretracted:
"you look good in that dress today."
If you tell her that she’s pretty before you tell her that she’s smart,
don’t be startled when she starts to parcel out and pull apart
her individuality. Trading physics books for glossy magazines.
Instead of figuring fifty ways to solve differentials she’s counting up
fifty ways to potentially please her partner,
wondering - is this what is appealing? this feeling of cheapening my intelligence
because we’re terrified to be marginalized for tying to have it all,
all the while face burning, yearning tears not to drip drop while your stomach flip flops
at being called out for a love of learning.
Just between us, from one woman to another
it’ll take a while to recover while we wonder without ignorance
why there are so many instances of being told to be a mother
before we’re told to be discoverers.
And I hope in twenty years or maybe less
we’ll be blessed with plenty of reassurances that our work
is recognized for its significance, and the difference is
we’ll be standing up for our accomplishments - not alone but with accomplices within our fields.
And it won’t be such a novelty to be so proudly standing up for our beliefs
and our discoveries.
We need more voices in science, and not those that just say, hey-
You look good in that dress today.
There’s some really nice music in this—and of course a message worth sharing.
In the latest issue of Poets & Writers, Steve Almond contends that young writers have a Problem of Entitlement (he claims it’s “A Question of Respect”), and despite the title of his arti…
Sometimes I write about things that aren’t comics, though you could probably extrapolate most of these thoughts to comics as well without any trouble.
I would like to think that people can pick up books like Batman Incorporated or The Multiversity and see their own lives reflected. But I’d always caveat that with the need for us to see more diverse writers and artists, because that’s when I think the walls will really come down. As a straight [white guy from Scotland] I can only do so much, and I find even sometimes when you do this, you do get accused of tokenism or pandering. I don’t mind it. I can put up with that, but I’d rather see a genuine spread of writers and artists creating this material.
I’m pretty convinced we don’t have an intelligent designer if there isn’t some universal law that I be prohibited from listening to these mixes. Brain’s been in a weird place lately (six months is “lately” in the grand scheme of things, yeah?) and these are managing to be both familiar and unnerving, which is a strange kind of comforting, I suppose.
Ah, this is about right to replace that dumb text post. If it weren’t for work and illness and not having someone to go with me, I’d have been at this concert.
It’s been a night of whiskey and feelings.