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Kevin. 17. Welcome. I'm a Californian/Whovian with an affinity for all things science-y and redolently aromatic. I am also attracted to sounds and the making of sounds, in a generally musical sense. I appreciate cookies and boba milk tea. Key Club is a big part of my life right now, as is surviving physics and everything in between.


you’re walking in the woods

there is no one around

and your phone is dead

out of the corner of your eye you spot him

                                                                                                    shia labeouf

(Source: anti-social-cave)


Wow, so I cannot draw.

That’s alright though. I’m more of a writer. And I have a story to tell.

I have always been disabled. However, up until eight years ago, I could still walk, run, skip, jump, etc. In November 2006, I had a surgery that left me almost paralyzed. I could walk short distances but had to spend the rest of my time in a wheelchair. I was scared and confused. I didn’t know what to do. One day, I turned on the small television in my hospital room and realized that there was an Avatar marathon on. Now, you must understand. I’ve watched Avatar since I was in the fourth grade – when the very first episode came out! So I sat back and eagerly watched the marathon, whispering the dialogue and humming along to the music. When The Northern Air Temple came on, I sat in stunned silence. I had forgotten all about Teo! Here was an epic, well-written, character who just so happened to be disabled! Even better, he was a character who didn’t let his disability define him! By the time I reached The Blind Bandit, I was grinning from ear-to-ear as I watched Toph take down the group of wrestlers.

Toph and Teo are two of the best characters with disabilities that I’ve ever seen. Both are shown to have their limitations. Nevertheless, they’re both mentally, emotionally, and physically strong! And most importantly, they overcome their limitations! Teo can still fly around with the rest of his friends and is able to protect his home when the time comes. Toph is still able to travel around with the Avatar and has proven herself to be an excellent fighter and the greatest earthbender in the world!

To me, it was as if these fictional characters were saying, “You can do this! Don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise. What do they know!?”

And eight years later, it seem that the tables have turned.

A large part of the Avatar fandom seems to be taking the news that Korra’s in a wheelchair very badly. I’ve seen so many depressing and nasty comments. Many people are wondering how the Avatar can still fight and keep balance while being in a wheelchair.

And every time I see someone comment about how Korra “can’t do this” I just smile and think, “Yes, she can.”


It must’ve broken down long ago… Probably a gardener robot. It protected this place even after the people went away.


Magical Paths Begging To Be Walked

Roads and paths pervade our literature, poetry, artwork, linguistic expressions and music. Even photographers can’t keep their eyes (and lenses) off of a beautiful road or path, which is why we collected this list of 28 amazing photos of paths.

Paths like these have a powerful grip on the human imagination – they can bring adventure, promise and change or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing like a walk down a beautiful path to clear your head – or to fill it with ideas!

I’ll leave you with an excellent quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s works while you enjoy these images; “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.

  1. Autumn In The White Carpathians : Janek Sedlar
  2. Rhododendron Laden Path, Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA: Robert Ziegenfuss
  3. Spring In Hallerbos Forest, Belgium: Kilian Schönberger
  4. Autumn Path In Kyoto, Japan: Takahiro Bessho
  5. Autumn Path: Lars Van Der Goor
  6. Bamboo Path In Kyoto, Japan: Yuya Horikawa
  7. Hitachi Seaside Park Path In Japan: nipomen2
  8. Dark Hedges In Ireland: Stephen Emerson
  9. Winter Forest Path, Czech Republic: Jan Machata
  10. Path Under Blooming Trees In Spring: Emanuel Costinas



A boy with his body covered in red paint poses for a portrait during the Santo Domingo festivities in Managua, Nicaragua on Aug. 4, 2014. (Esteban Felix/AP)


A boy with his body covered in red paint poses for a portrait during the Santo Domingo festivities in Managua, Nicaragua on Aug. 4, 2014. (Esteban Felix/AP)

when dr. lewanski walked into physics sporting a red white and blue dodgers tie, carrying an unfurled light-up dodgers banner, i knew that he’d be the right person to ask about tommy lasorda. 

leaving the invitation in my folder and not getting rid of it has been bothering me on a very petty level for literally since school started, and knowing that he’s overjoyed and looking forward to meeting the former manager is one more nice thing i got done today. 

i thought i’d go back home early and take an afternoon nap for once; instead i found myself helping out a group of precalc/calc kids with problems my sophomore year self would’ve easily given up on. amazingly enough, it’s as if the things i never understood back then coalesced in the years since; everything became so clear, so explainable. 

strolling down the halls during sixth, i stopped by to hear mr. mcgill’s always sagely advice: first off, i would never have known to closely look at quality of advising as an important consideration while looking at colleges, had i not asked around and talked to a university student about it (thanks!); i guess i had also completely forgotten about the fact that different places/tracks have a diverse range of gen-ed requirements. something to pay attention if gen-ed requirements potentially take up/away a third of your undergrad education; you go to college to learn what you want to learn, right? (columbia’s core being the possible only outlier here)

gosh it feels so nice to hear “happy birthday,” those words, esp. your entire class wishing you a good day. my chinese teacher casually asked me how old i turned today and i completely stumbled because 1) that tends to happen to me whenever anyone asks me something casually in chinese and 2) i almost legitimately forgot how old i was turning, not just because age is just a number or something, but probably from just wanting to appreciate the day for what it is and maybe even celebrate more than usual. 

i should get in the habit of treating every day as if it’s worthy of birthday-caliber celebration. and also in setting aside more time for myself. (this is the first year i shot birthday pics with off-camera flash; as a result, i now have on hand half-a-dozen potentially embarrassing shots of me and my speedlite in various configurations of facial expression and position.)


Watch the creative stages behind Jonny Duddle’s beautiful new UK cover for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in this exclusive GIF.


Watch the creative stages behind Jonny Duddle’s beautiful new UK cover for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in this exclusive GIF.