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#silence
madilaus · 2 hours ago
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I'd rather be silent, I'd rather stay alone.
For being lonely alone gives you an excuse for desolation. It's more reasonable than being with people and feel the same - or worse. There's freedom of thought, no judgement.
Sometimes silence is a better companion than anyone else.
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milduty · 3 hours ago
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#What is meant by the term “Political Correctness”? It became a well known phrase throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, mainly in a derogatory term to describe phrases to describe (usually) minority groups were now deemed to be “offensive”. It was often used in the context “political correctness gone mad!”. Many saw it as a restriction on freedoms of speech and a way of forcing viewpoints on others.
Yet, despite this, is it forcing change or was it part of the change? To take an example, the British sitcom “Only Fools and Horses” frequently made jokes at the expense of ethnic minorities or homosexuals. At the time, this was seen as harmless, however looking at them in today’s more multicultural world you can see how these jokes were offensive to these groups. It isn’t forcing viewpoints to state that describing homosexuals as being “funny” would be very offensive to a homosexual.
However, is cowering to political correctness now the easy choice with the least amount of aggravation? I would like to use the example of the late Sir Roger Scruton and the aftermath of his interview with the New Statesman magazine (Cameron’s resignation was the death knell of the Conservative Party”). In this interview, Sir Roger was misquoted by the interviewer to an extent where it implied he had said some derogatory words to describe, amongst others, the Chinese. There was a great fallout and controversy from this, and the then Conservative government immediately dismissed him from the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful commission. The response from the government as soon as a decision had to be made after a controversial comment was to sack the individual. Yet, once the full transcript was found and released, this backed Sir Roger’s view that he had not said any derogatory against any people, but their governments, with the quotations manipulated. The New Statesman magazine issued an apology. 
I use this example as the government chose the easy option to sack Sir Roger, rather than the more difficult (politically and maybe socially) of reviewing all the evidence and asking for the full transcript before making the decision. Does this mean that in future it is best to sack and move on rather than investigate and action? 
I think it is crucial to touch the subject of “Political Correctness” when we speak about freedom of expression simply because it is becoming a very popular choice of opinion. You can agree, disagree or stay neutral. Why does remaining neutral is seen as the tastiest bit of cake ? Because you can’t offend anyone and neutrality will never be confronted.
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unoraalgiornoalmeno · 4 hours ago
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“I like the dark part of the night, after midnight and before four-thirty, when it’s hollow, when ceilings are harder and farther away. Then I can breathe, and can think while others are sleeping, in a way can stop time, can have it so – this has always been my dream – so that while everyone else is frozen, I can work busily about them, doing whatever it is that needs to be done, like the elves who make the shoes while children sleep.
- Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
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cherryredlips · 4 hours ago
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The English Teacher
In this poem I pay my tribute to the woman who inspired my interest in poetry my former English teacher Elizabeth Dowling. Not only did she fire me with a passion to read it she also encouraged me to write my own truth in my own words. So if any of you are looking for reasons as I am as lippy as I am all I can say is blame Mrs Dowling and that’s why I’ve given it the title The English Teacher I…
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The Lost Character Designs: Silence
This is very sketchy, but I think I’ve captured how I want Silence to look pretty well!!
I know my handwriting is a bit hard to read, and this needs a bit of a transcript, so that’s under the cut, with the taglist!!
In order of left to right, top to bottom:
1. The design page is titled “Silence” in the top center, with an @alittlewarlord tag beneath it in a lighter gray. There are six blobs of color next to the title, corresponding to the shades of blue, cream, yellow, and brown used in the character’s design.
2. Two silhouettes, one of an “average” human teenager, standing with one hip cocked slightly. The other is a silhouette of Silence, standing with her arms crossed and one knee jutting out. She has three pairs of translucent elytra on her back.
3. A drawing of the right forearm and hand, which is in a gradient from a yellowish cream by the elbow, and a bright, glowing yellow at the tips of the fingers. There are a few teal-blue scales jutting out from the form of the arm, the most of which are on the back of the arm. The fingertips end in small, blue, hooked claws, and the pads of the fingers have velcro-like hooks on them. The arm appears to have light reflecting off of it, revealing many various-sized smooth scales.
4. Below the arm is a diagram of Silence’s face in a profile. She has yellow-cream skin, no nose, a small mouth, and three pairs of horn or claw-like protrusions on her jaw. The top of her head has a sharp formation of medium-blue chitin that lays over her forehead and dark blue antennae that look like hair.
a. The first is labeled “Calm”, and her antennae fall like long hair, with glowing yellow bulbs at the end of each strand.
b. The second is labelled “Mildly Agitated”, and shows the antennae beginning to float and whip around her head.
c. The final is labelled “Angry”, and shows the antennae spinning wildly around her head. Below the diagrams, it reads “Antennae emoting corresponds to heart rate.”
5. The original concept for Silence’s head, where the antennae meet and merge into a lighter blue cap on her head. The bulbs at the ends of her antennae are visibly glowing in this version of her. The chitin outgrowth is missing.
6. A fullbody sketch of Silence wielding a spear and flying, as if on attack. Her antennae are floating and spinning, indicating anger. She is shown to have dragonfly-like elytra, and some spots of natural chitin armor along her thighs, calves, shoulders, and chest. It is noted that no armor develops in areas that would chafe.
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The Lost Taglist (ask to be +/-): @writeblrfantasy ; @yejidoesthings ; @absolute-nonsense-scribblings ; @pagesofcursive ; @written-jubilation14 ; @starlitesymphony ; @lanawritesalittle
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maryam86 · 5 hours ago
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“ Silence : is the only way the universe could pay its respect to the sound of a heart falling apart. ”
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maincharacterswrld · 5 hours ago
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It's just easier being silent these days
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umor-nero · 6 hours ago
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i dream of a distant world, which is dark and silent and covered with stars
that smells like rain
i only see a few distant lights and i know i am alone but i smile, finally in peace
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beforevenice · 6 hours ago
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A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
// Leopold Stokowski
(in the library of San Giovanni Evangelista Abbey, Parma, Italy)
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timeisnow-news · 6 hours ago
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Night curfew in Kota from 8 a.m.: shops are closed from 7 p.m., police also explain, silence in the markets
Night curfew in Kota from 8 a.m.: shops are closed from 7 p.m., police also explain, silence in the markets
Are you troubled by the announcements? Install the Dainik Bhaskar app for ad-free news quota5 hours ago Shops began to close in the city at 7 p.m. The nighttime curfew began at 8 a.m. on Saturday after the increased Corona infection in the district. Shops began to close in the city at 7 p.m. Police personnel also announced the microphone and called on traders to close stores. The police…
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poeravadetahiti · 7 hours ago
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#april #goodmornning #champagnegold #wish #piece #ohmygoodness #sunrise #silence #power #smile #sakura #poeravadetahiti #windsurf #sup #trx #kamakura #holiday #severnesails #starboard #enjoy #sea #future #haveagoodweekend #dream #peacockgreen #anniversary #spring #11 #excellent #pink https://www.instagram.com/p/CNf7LwRgbil/?igshid=9v291wwx2k8p
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feutoimefeu-film · 7 hours ago
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Limons (2009-14)
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jaunnews · 7 hours ago
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EC bans entry of politicians in Cooch Behar for next 72 hours; extends silence period for 5th phase
EC bans entry of politicians in Cooch Behar for next 72 hours; extends silence period for 5th phase
India oi-Madhuri Adnal | Published: Saturday, April 10, 2021, 22:15 [IST] New Delhi, Apr 10: The Election Commission on Saturday put in place certain restrictions, including extending the “silence period” from 48 hours to 72 hours, for the fifth phase of polling West Bengal after violence in Cooch Behar district. It also barred the entry of politicians in Cooch Behar district for the next 72…
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khelkhabr · 8 hours ago
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Turkish soccer fans boo moment of silence for Paris attacks victims
Turkish soccer fans boo moment of silence for Paris attacks victims
Turkish soccer fans boo moment of silence for Paris attacks victims – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Several Turkish soccer fans booed a moment of silence honoring the victims of the Paris terror attacks. CBSN’s Anne-Marie Green and Elaine Quijano take a look at the video. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source…
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sk-lumen · 8 hours ago
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When you stop chasing, stop running around in circles in this labyrinth of life, when you actually pause to listen to your surroundings, you will find that it is quiet. Not a pressing, unsettling quiet; but a soulful silence that envelops you like an embrace. It is the silence that says, you are one with all and everything is one, you have been here since the beginning of time and will continue to exist until the end of time. No matter what has happened, no matter what will happen, everything is well always and forever. Everything is temporary and eternal at the same time. And that’s the magic of it.
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minoo-javan · 8 hours ago
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our tongues losing words
beneath the silent fall
of blossom
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daspill · 9 hours ago
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Kesha finally breaks her silence on that awkward encounter with Jerry Seinfeld
Kesha finally breaks her silence on that awkward encounter with Jerry Seinfeld
Kesha has finally reacted to her viral encounter with Jerry Seinfeld. In a video shared to her TikTok account on Friday, the 34-year-old singer addressed the awkward moment when she tried to hug the Seinfeld star nearly four years ago. Kesha got snubbed by comedian Jerry Seinfeld back in 2017. (YouTube) READ MORE: The surprising arrest story behind Kesha’s sequinned pants To refresh your memory:…
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