24 year-old aspiring scientist in Chapel Hill, NC.
psychology/neuroscience, nerdy shit in general, cooking, beer snobbery, political stuff, etc. Also I really like music: last.fm | music tag

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Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit, all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.

Brian Eno, A Year With Swollen Appendices (via fleurlungs)

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Open all night, Marie Hamel

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Bye San Diego. Luckily your airport has pretty supreme beer options, allowing me to anesthetize my already-mounting post-SDCC depression.

Bye San Diego. Luckily your airport has pretty supreme beer options, allowing me to anesthetize my already-mounting post-SDCC depression.

Perception is never purely in the present—it has to draw on experience of the past; this is why Gerald M. Edelman speaks of “the remembered present.” We all have detailed memories of how things have previously looked and sounded, and these memories are recalled and admixed with every new perception. Such perceptions must be especially powerful in a strongly musical person, a habitual concertgoer like Dr. Jorgensen, and imagery is surely recruited to complement one’s perceptions, especially if perceptual input is limited. “Every act of perception,” Edelman writes, “is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.” In this way the brain’s experience and knowledge are called upon, as well as its adaptability and resilience.

— Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia (via neuroexplorations)

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Midnight in San Diego on Saturday of comic con: basically the people watching is unparalleled but it just took me 20 minutes to order a beer.


I honestly saw this as a way of George telling D&D to fuck themselves

Except, after this he basically said “neither, because Robb Stark is not a real person”. He definitely gets in his little jabs at David & Dan and he’s open with his frustrations (like saying they could do a better job of telling his story if they had more episodes) but this conversation in particular was all about how the books and the show are ultimately incommensurable, that’s how he wants to treat it, and that he’s kind of tired of the comparisons. 

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Text Flirting Tip: Don’t reply immediately. Play it cool, wait for a minute, then eventually forget to reply and ruin everything

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—Seven Years


Saosin - Seven Years

this is still the sickest song

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i wonder how many people i’m in the “i’d be down if you asked” zone with

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