Was it difficult to decide to change your career path?
Mmm it took a while for me to reconcile the idea of veering off a little but then I took comfort in something that abprofessor told me at some point. That of I want to be a writer, I should learn something other than writing itself. Because then ill have something else to write about. Theoretically, anyone can write. While it takes some skill to write well, you can’t really write anything relevant without knowing more than just theory and style.
You don’t love me. I’m just something you’ve caught! You think I’m some sort of animal you’ve trapped! Marnie (1964)
Photos of New York City’s Most Dangerous Neighborhood
“Bandit’s Roost,” pictured above, was once considered the most dangerous part in all of New York City.
Jacob A. Riis was a police reporter in 1877 and decided to document the people living in New York’s East Side slum district. His book, How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York, was the result of these photographs and was published in 1890.
Head over to Petapixel for more incredible photographs and info on Riis.
Ed note: The story behind the famous lunch atop a skyscraper photograph.
the kryptonian symbol for hope
There are strange likenesses between us, after all. Even you must have noticed. Both half-bloods, orphans, raised by Muggles. Probably the only two Parselmouths to come to Hogwarts since the Great Slytherin himself. We even look something alike … but after all, it was merely a lucky chance that saved you from me.
hey, are you studying sociology!? how is that going? do you like it?
I’m shifting to sociology from creative writing but I’m taking classes under sociology already. It’s mind-blowing, really. I still want to write eventually so it makes for great material. My intro to socio classes is this concept of the sociological imagination, of contextualizing the individual. Kind of like relating biography to history because the idea is that we all function within superstructures, of preconceived notions of the social norm because of institutions that govern the world we live in. It kind of brings to mind the frustration towards social justice blogs, that not everything is a social justice issue. While I agree that not everything is intended to be derogatory or prejudiced, I’ve been learning from my classes that the most mundane things are, in themselves, products of social issues. From why we choose the color pink, down to the sex positions we prefer, to the way we make our coffee. Everything is indicative of culture, and culture is nuanced with sociological factors. Like history, economy, politics. It’s a discipline rather than a science, and apparently it’s a way of looking at things. Not necessarily because you’re taking up the mantle for every cause that comes your way but it’s a means of understanding society, marrying theory and practice. Ideally, this’ll lead to, say, studies for progress and development. No concept is permanent. That the powers of society can be revolutionized by prevalent patterns through time. … In short yes, I’m enjoying it a lot!!! *bow*
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