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Elena Ferrante on climate change: ‘I've become obsessive. Black skies terrify me' | Life and style | The Guardian
I repeat to friends and relatives: the sea level is rising, the ice is melting, greenhouse gases are increasing, the atmosphere is warming, and it’s our fault, the fault of the way of life and production imposed on us: it has to be changed immediately. Mainly, though, my lighthearted pleasure in the seasons has disappeared. Now I hate these eternal summers, I’m afraid of the furious heat that starts early and won’t end. And the black skies with the rain cascading down terrify me, making streets into rivers, burying people and things under the mud.
future  ferrante  guardian  climate  change  dread 
11 weeks ago by betajames
In The Dust Of This Planet - Radiolab
via Pocket - In The Dust Of This Planet - Added August 24, 2016 at 06:28PM
IFTTT  Pocket  climate  change  cosmic  dread  dark  nihilism 
january 2017 by haydenlewis
Against Bargaining | Laurie Penny
As I write, fascism is being normalized on every uplit screen and white liberals are turning away to gaze pointedly at their own navels. Asking how much of this is our fault is more comfortable thank asking what the hell we do now, because it’s a question with an easy answer. “All of it was our fault” is the easy answer. It’s the wrong answer, but it’s the easy answer, because if you can persuade yourself that it’s your fault, that means you still have control.

At times of turmoil, your brain plays tricks on you. Normalization is not just a thing people do because they secretly like fascism and want it to win. Well, not all of them. Normalization is also psychic armour. It is a way of making the intolerable tolerable. It is a survival strategy, and like many such strategies, it is largely available to those with least to lose. Most black and LGBT Americans, along with anyone else who grew up feeling unsafe in America, moved through the stages of grief for a culture that cared about their lives long ago. For everyone else, the same grief is sore and shocking, and it’s causing some strange behavior.
election2016  lauriepenny  dread  anxiety  fascism  normalization  toread 
november 2016 by laurenipsum
Writings and Films by P. R. O'Leary » Blog Archive » Hacking the horror RPG Dread
Some alternative rules (And a blood-splattered block tower) for 's highly-original horror RPG !
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april 2016 by colinaut

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