Many powerful photographs have been made in the aftermath of the devastating collapse of a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh. But one photo, by Bangladeshi photographer Taslima Akhter, has emerged as the most heart wrenching, capturing an entire country’s grief in a single image.
So, you’re a teacher at a school where mutant kids can learn to control their powers. What tricks do you use to keep your powers under control?
I don’t. I have a special pair of glasses that does it for me.
Without them, I am helpless and blind.
Well, designing them must have taken considerable ingenui—
I didn’t design them. The Professor did.
Oh. Well, that was kind of him. He also asked you to lead his team of mutant superheroes, the X-men, from their inception. What qualities led him to trust you to lead at such a young age?
I am a natural leader.
Er, yes. How so?
I am very good at leadership.
But what aspects of leadership?
The part where I am the leader of the team.
Do you still have the same thoughts/interests/hobbies/dreams as your 12 year old self?
Think back to when you were twelve. Imagine having a conversation with that person. On level terms. Your twelve year old self, and your now-self. Terrifying, isn’t it? Not only were you likely a little snotty dolt, you can’t hate that person, as you are, well, them. Jeremiah McDonald decided to see what would happen if such a meeting were to occur. A tape taken twenty years ago was dusted off, and thrown up on the television. The result is a ludicrous conversation with himself that pits an older, more bitter and whiskey-drinking man against his youthful, Dr. Who-loving predecessor. (via Man talks to his 12 year old self [Video])
Tidy up your room
Life is like your own room. When you leave it running on autopilot for awhile, you will suddenly realise it got very messy and uncomfortable. Then you need to use super-hyper-duper alot of effort to snap out of yourself and go about tidying it up again.. So in the process of tidying, you need to decide which are some of the stuff that you will need to discard, which to put at a convenient place as those stuff will be used most often, and which to hide in some dark corners..
Need to get into my ‘Make it happen’ mode. Watch out, Earthlings..