About -Veribatim

My passion is writing (blogging, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, novels). I own a web design company and actively engaged in the political scene. My reading tastes are incredibly eclectic: distopian fiction, science, science fiction, politics, history, classics, fantasy and humor, just to name a few.

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  • -Veribatim shared from John Dies at the End by David Wong
    “Every living being has but one need: power. Power over other living things. You need it to grow, to eat, to reproduce. And cruelty is the ultimate expression of power. To impose needless, extreme suffering and humiliation on another. It is the purest demonstration of strength.
    Note: I love the poli-philosophical spasms in this book.
  • -Veribatim shared from John Dies at the End by David Wong
    When a man plans, a woman laughs.
    Note: Truth.
  • -Veribatim shared from John Dies at the End by David Wong
    “Ma’am,” I said, “if your dog was dabbling in the occult while you had her it’s best you tell us now. We’re experts.
  • -Veribatim shared from John Dies at the End by David Wong
    They say Los Angeles is like The Wizard of Oz. One minute it’s small-town monochrome neighborhoods and then boom—all of a sudden you’re in a sprawling Technicolor freak show, dense with midgets. Unfortunately, this story does not take place in Los Angeles.
  • -Veribatim shared from Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning) by Henry Jenkins, Margaret Weigel, Ravi Purushotma, Katie Clinton, Alice J. Robison
    Teachers in business classes often ask students to make imaginary investments in the stock market and then monitor actual business reports to track the rise and fall of their "holdings." This well-established classroom practice mirrors what youths do when they form fantasy sports leagues, tracking the performance of players on the sports page to score their results and engaging in imaginary trades to enhance their team's overallstandings. Both of these practices share movement between imaginary scenarios (pretend investments or teams) and real-world data. The simulated activities introduce them...
    Note: The case for fantasy football in education?