This is satisfying to me.
the tiny men are free at last!
Metroid’s Samus Aran is a Transgender Woman. Deal With It. | The Mary Sue
history, gaming, metroid, transgender, and perspective
1 day ago
I get both sides of this. I grew up with Samus as a role model, so part of me feels like people saying she is trans takes that away from me... but then I realize that I already grew up and that transgender people need role models more than I do. The only transgender character around when I was a kid was Birdo.
- Journalist Spends Four Years Traversing India to Document Crumbling Subterranean Stepwells Before they Disappear | Colossal tagged: history, stepwells, india, ruins, and architecture 2 days ago
Oliver Sacks said he benefited from LSD. It's not pseudoscience. - Vox
drugs, hallucinogens, lsd, mushrooms, psilocybin, therapy, oliver_sacks, and psychiatry
2 days ago
"In basic terms, the potential benefit of psychedelics is that they give you perspective — about other people, ego, life, death, and so on. That's part of the benefit Sacks communicated: LSD allowed him to see how the mind works, and what some of his patients complained about. Other hallucinogenic drugs, like psilocybin from magic mushrooms, can produce similar outcomes."
A New Look at Kowloon Walled City, the Internet's Favorite Cyberpunk Slum | Motherboard
kowloon_walled_city, cyberpunk, dystopic, china, slums, william_gibson, ghost_in_the_shell, history, cities, drugs, and triad
2 days ago
"The lack of outside support meant the Walled City was built on itself largely by itself, with commerce and industry mixed into itself as produced by a self-sufficient population. This idea, that an entire city could be built in three dimensions to support itself—imagine, say, a dentist's office squeezed into a dark alley four stories in the air—is likely what sparks the romanticized view of the city, especially after its influence spread into countless seminal sci-fi works, including William Gibson's Bridge trilogy."