“My cousin Helen, who is in her 90s now, was in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. She and a bunch of the girls in the ghetto had to do sewing each day. And if you were found with a book, it was an automatic death penalty. She had gotten hold of a copy of ‘Gone With the Wind’, and she would take three or four hours out of her sleeping time each night to read. And then, during the hour or so when they were sewing the next day, she would tell them all the story. These girls were risking certain death for a story. And when she told me that story herself, it actually made what I do feel more important. Because giving people stories is not a luxury. It’s actually one of the things that you live and die for.” —Neil Gaiman (via rookiemag)
This is the text conversation that my father and I just had.
- Daddy: I hope you didn't plan on going to school on Wednesday.
- Me: Well I kind of did. Why?
- Daddy: I found the pod racing game for the Nintendo 64 and I feel as though I need to kick your ass across the sands of Tatooine.
- Me: Nothing important is happening at school on Wednesday so we'll see about that.
- Daddy: May the force be with you.
i might make soup tomorrow and eat nothing but pig.
so instead of studying for finals...
I have been spending my time today watching 24 and planning how I’m going to propose to my girlfriend…in 2 years…she will be blown away <3
- The Doctor: I know you're team players and everything, but she'll definitely kill at least the first three of you.
- River: Oh the first seven, easily.
- The Doctor: Seven. Really?
- River: Oh, eight for you, honey.
- The Doctor: Stop it.
- River: Make me.
- The Doctor: Yeah well, maybe I will.
In Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope, Admiral Motti goes as far as to tell Darth Vadar “Don't try to frighten us with your sorcerer's ways, Lord Vader. Your sad devotion to that ancient religion has not helped you conjure up the stolen data tapes or given you clairvoyance enough to find the Rebels' hidden fort-“ His lack of faith in the Force is unnerving to Vadar who actually posses immense power, which he then uses to Force Choke Motti. In this era of the Star Wars universe there are very few people left with faith in the Force and those who have no faith in the Force laugh and slander those who do. The Jedi order had long since been dead (although it had only been roughly nineteen years, it was still called an ancient religion). In reality the Force was real and it was very powerful. This is a good example of what it is to be a Christian in the world today. We know the Truth about the immense power of Christ, His power and love beyond our wildest dreams, but those who do not believe the Truth, think of us as fools and slander our beliefs. Now we won’t go as far as to choke them out (most of the time) but because of our faith in the Truth of Christ we can rest assured that we are not the fools and that when our Savior comes back, like Luke in Star Wars, that the world will be amazed.
Once i saw where it was going, I was like