What if our actual lives involve saving the world with our friends and doing really epic stuff
but in this dimension we’re in someone’s high school AU fanfiction or something
im not having nearly enough sex to be in a fanfiction
Thats how you know you arent a main character in the fic
Okay, but if I get to have sex sometimes, but only in the pursuit of ending up with crushing heart break, can I still be the main character? Is this my deep angsty AU? Or…am I just Buffy? Uhoh…I’m alternate universe Buffy…I can never have sex again. Only bad things will happen.
Apparently, I’m in a slice of life anime as written by the world’s biggest nihilist. …Or a Peter Parker AU where he doesn’t have powers and doesn’t live in a big city.
“Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But, …” and then they go on to say, it’s not true, and that, “America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened” by the findings in this, the first-ever comprehensive scientific study of the subject, which shows that there is instead “the nearly total failure of ‘median voter’ and other Majoritarian Electoral Democracy theories [of America]. When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.”
To put it short: The United States is no democracy, but actually an oligarchy.”
If we had a truly independent and adversarial press in my country, this would be a big news story, but they still haven’t found that plane, so … whaddayagonnado right?(via wilwheaton)