A person entranced by a book simply forgets to breathe. The house can catch alight and a reader deep in a book will not look up until the wallpaper is in flames.
– Mister Pip, by Lloyd Jones.
"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.
you know how there’s always that one couple making out on the platform
ahem ymir and christa
ᶜʰʳᶦˢᵗᵃ ᶦˢ ᵒᶰ ʰᵉʳ ᵗᶦᵖᵗᵒᵉˢ ᶦᶰ ᵒʳᵈᵉʳ ᵗᵒ ᵇᵉ ᵗᵃᶫᶫᵉʳ ᵗʰᵃᶰ ʸᵐᶦʳ
“My superior is a gamer.” Sister Helena Burns said, laughing. “You know you’re a media nun when your superior is a gamer.”
You might not expect nuns to be experts on Twitter, Facebook, and multi-player video games, but Burns defies all expectations. With 13,790 Twitter followers and counting, the Daughter of St. Paul calls herself a “media nun”: A woman religious with a calling to communicate the word of Christ, in any way she can.
And yes, there is a gamer-superior in her convent.
“She has this souped-up computer,” Burns continued. “She gets her own little ministry out there. Once people get to know she’s a nun, they have questions, or they ask for prayers. But you do have to clean up your language when Sister Irene’s out there.”
I imagine Sister Irene sitting in front of a sleek desktop with neon LED backlights, wearing her bright yellow Grado headphones and concentrating intensely on a multi-player RPG. It’s a funny image—there’s such a symbolic disconnect between the stereotypical idea of a nun and a basement-dwelling teenager who loves World of Warcraft. That’s what’s so fascinating about these sisters and their order: They defy stereotypes about who participates in Internet culture, and how.
So how does a nun use social media?
Read more. [Image courtesy of Helena Burns]
There is a Japanese Facebook page dedicated to hamster butts. It’s for promoting a book that is… also dedicated to hamster butts. That’s the book on the bottom there. Hehe. Bottom.