The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Desiring God

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991277629


Page: 120

View: 9068

Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure. Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we're too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate substitutes for the wonder, beauty, and affection of God. They will rob you, not ravish you. They will numb you, not heal you. They will slaughter you, not save you. Killjoys was written to lead you deeper in love with our God and further into war against your sin. The truths, warnings, and promises in these pages are meant to chart a life-giving path to greater holiness and greater joy.


A Critique of Paternalism

Author: Christopher Snowdon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780255367493

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 1733


Playboys and Killjoys

An Essay on the Theory and Practice of Comedy

Author: Harry Levin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195364309

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

View: 5717

Harry Levin--one of America's major literary critics--offers a brilliant and original study of the whole world of comedy, concentrating on playwrights through the centuries, from Aristophanes and Plautus in classical times to Bernard Shaw and Bertolt Brecht and their recent successors. Viewing the comic repertory as a richly varied yet broadly unified whole, Levin provides a synthesis of theories and practice. Isolating two fundamental aspects of comedy--the ludicrous and irreverent "playboy," whom we laugh with, and the ridiculous and forbidding "killjoy," whom we laugh at--he traces the dialectical interplay of these components throughout history and across various cultures and media. While mainly focusing on the plays and the stage, with discussions of such major dramatists as Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Moli?re, and William Congreve, Levin also includes essays on such related topics as humor, satire, and games.

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Author: Gerard Way,Shaun Simon

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1595824626

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 8629

"Over a decade ago a team of revolutionaries called the Killjoys lost their lives while saving a mysterious young girl from the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries. Today, the Killjoys live on in memory, if not belief, as BLI widens its reach and freedom fades. The Girl, now grown, reemerges and is put in the spotlight as a savior, a role she knows nothing about. But with the new revolution hell bent on body counts, the Girl must look within herself to put an end to BLI once and for all"--

Lustful Feminist Killjoys

Author: Anna Percy,Rebecca Audra Smith

Publisher: Flapjack Press

ISBN: 0993237045

Category: Poetry

Page: 74

View: 6252

"We are killjoys, painting portraits of tulips in full-bodied growth, when you ask to see us naked we hand you an album of flowers." By turns tender and intimate, forthright and unabashed, the lustful feminist killjoys explore inclusivity, equality and identity to combat imposter syndrome and patriarchy. An eloquent collection about desire and loss from the founders of Stirred feminist collective. "This collection is legs open and unapologetic, it's warm and echt, a charming celebration of the female experience." - Keisha Thompson, poet, singer & theatre practitioner "Extraordinary, delicious and passionate. Lustful Feminist Killjoys is a deeply enjoyable collaboration... inviting the reader to re-evaluate their place in the world." - Janet Rogerson, poet "As bracing as a sharp wind on a bright winter's day. Sexy, funny, forceful." - Dr Rebecca Bilkau, poet & playwright "This collection is anything but killjoy. These are poems putting women in art, legend, literature, and life squarely in the female experience instead of the usual male gaze. Sexy, stunning, and perfect. Anna and Rebecca's work here is exhilarating - LFK is a necessary book." - Kate Garrett, writer & editor

True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #3

Author: Gerard Way,Shaun Simon

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 27

View: 7671

The pulse is beating like a cheetah on speed!� No longer content to hide from the prying eyes and lies of BLI, the Girl tries her hand at learning how to fire a ray gun with the help of a former Killjoy, Cherri Cola. But when her vision bends and her mind opens, will the Girl see beyond sight and view more than she can handle? How far can you see when you lose focus? * One of IGN's Most Anticipated Comics of 2013! * From the creator of _The Umbrella Academy_! * Art by 2013 Eisner winner Becky Cloonan!


Author: N.A

Publisher: Delcourt

ISBN: 2756068306

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 1704

Dans un monde post-apocalyptique, régi par un gouvernement qui annihile les masses, un groupe de dissidents décide de se rebeller. Par Gerard Way, le brillant créateur d’Umbrella Academy ! Des années auparavant, un terrible affrontement opposa les Killjoys à la méga corporation B. L. I.. Victorieuse, cette dernière continua d’aliéner les populations. Mais Girl, unique survivante chez les Killjoys, est bien décidée à reprendre le combat et à faire définitivement taire ce sombre pouvoir despotique.

The Bitch Switch

Knowing how to Turn it on and Off

Author: Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth,Omarosa

Publisher: Phoenix Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597775959

Category: Self-Help

Page: 189

View: 5028

Offers advice for women on how to strengthen themselves, from everyday life to the work environment.

Feminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies

Author: Alison Linstead,Nancy Harding,Mary Phillips,Alison Pullen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1786354985

Category: Critical theory

Page: 261

View: 1913

'What is CMS and what is its future?' is a question that has beguiled and frustrated academics within and outside its community. Using ideas from feminist and queer theory, here, authors aim to generate thinking on the future of CMS and ideas of how scholarly communities can engage in working lives differently.


The Curious Book of Business: A Tale of Triumph Over Yes-Men, Cynics, Hedgers, and Other Corporate Killjoys

Author: Matthew Emmens,Beth Kephart

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576755495

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 100

View: 3191

Zenobia is a former industry giant bedeviled by paralyzing hierarchies, grossly inadequate communications, and distrust. It is a broken place, a fortress doomed to collapse upon itself. Enter Moira, a young woman responding to a cryptic help wanted ad that asks her to report to room 133A – but there are no directions, no sign of the room, and nobody seems inclined to help her find it. As she moves through the Zenobian maze, Moira makes some surprising discoveries about the power of teamwork and the qualities that define true leaders. Her story is interwoven with that of a long-time Zenobia employee named Gallagher, who watches and comments as Moira tries to find the ever-elusive room 133A. Zenobia reminds us that imagination is one of the most powerful, and most overlooked, elements of business success. Like Moira, those who succeed see what is not yet there, keep faith in their vision, take risks to achieve it, and inspire others to join them. This unusual book will move readers to take a fresh and fearless look at their own organizations and to remember that leadership is not determined by title or position. Rather, as the want ad Moira answers puts it, “Creative persistence a prerequisite. A desire for the extraordinary an absolute must.”

Living a Feminist Life

Author: Sara Ahmed

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373378

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 4454

In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique—often by naming and calling attention to problems—and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them. Ahmed also provides her most sustained commentary on the figure of the feminist killjoy introduced in her earlier work while showing how feminists create inventive solutions—such as forming support systems—to survive the shattering experiences of facing the walls of racism and sexism. The killjoy survival kit and killjoy manifesto, with which the book concludes, supply practical tools for how to live a feminist life, thereby strengthening the ties between the inventive creation of feminist theory and living a life that sustains it.

Letter 44 Vol. 1

Escape Velocity, Square One Edition

Author: Charles Soule

Publisher: Oni Press

ISBN: 9781620103883

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 8584

The hit series from Charles Soule (Poe Dameron, Daredevil) and Alberto Jiménez Alberquerque (Mystery Girl) is now available for just $10! Newly-elected president Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and a failing health care system. But in a letter penned by the outgoing president, Blades learns the truth that redefines "critical": seven years ago, NASA discovered alien presence in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts was sent to make contact, and they're getting close—assuming they survive the long journey to reach their destination. President Blades has just become the most powerful man on the planet. This planet.

Not Yet Married

The Pursuit of Joy in Singleness and Dating

Author: Marshall Segal

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433555484

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 4642

Life Is Never Mainly About Love and Marriage. So Learn to Live and Date for More. Many of you grew up assuming that marriage would meet all of your needs and unlock God’s purposes for you. But God has far more planned for you than your future marriage. Not Yet Married is not about waiting quietly in the corner of the world for God to bring you “the one,” but about inspiring you to live and date for more now. If you follow Jesus, the search for a spouse is no longer a pursuit of the perfect person, but a pursuit of more of God. He will likely write a love story for you different than the one you would write for yourself, but that’s because he loves you and knows how to write a better story. This book was written to help you find real hope, happiness, and purpose in your not-yet-married life.

Never Settle for Normal

The Proven Path to Significance and Happiness

Author: Jonathan Parnell

Publisher: Multnomah Books

ISBN: 1601429061

Category: RELIGION

Page: 160

View: 7354

We're All Glory-Chasers and Pleasure-Seekers Every human wants to matter and be happy, which is as it should be. God made us to resemble and reflect His worth as we enjoy our true identity in Him. But we too often swap that calling for the trifles of this world, pursuing cheap substitutes to fill the craving of our souls. As Jonathan Parnell puts it, we settle for "stupid normal" over the transcendent, even though this world can never satisfy our hopes and dreams. In Never Settle for Normal Jonathan speaks to the heart of both skeptics and searchers by addressing their deepest longings. With insight and passion, he examines the key tenets of Christian faith--creation, fall, redemption, new creation--and reveals the life-changing glory of the Christian story in a fresh, new light. Discover the personal meaning and gladness you hunger for... and Never Settle for Normal!

Into the Gray

A Original

Author: Margaret Killjoy

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250198178

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1371

"You're using me," I said. "That might be true, but I also love you." One is the Lady of the Waking Waters, an immortal mermaid. The other is a thief, who steals lives until a wish can be fulfilled, and a life-changing choice must be made. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Notes from a Feminist Killjoy

Essays on Everyday Life

Author: Erin Wunker

Publisher: Book Thug

ISBN: 9781771662567

Category: Feminism

Page: 204

View: 339

"Erin Wunker is a feminist killjoy, and she thinks you should be one, too. Following in the tradition of Sara Ahmed (the originator of the concept "feminist killjoy"), Wunker brings memoir, theory, literary criticism, pop culture, and feminist thinking together in this collection of essays that take up Ahmed's project as a multi-faceted lens through which to read the world from a feminist point of view. Neither totemic nor complete, the non-fiction essays that make up Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life attempt to think publicly about why we need feminism, and especially why we need the figure of the feminist killjoy, now. From the complicated practices of being a mother and a feminist, to building friendship amongst women as a community-building and -sustaining project, to writing that addresses rape culture from the Canadian context and beyond, Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life invites the reader into a conversation about gender, feminism, and living in our inequitable world."--


Webster’s Facts and Phrases

Author: Icon Group International

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780546795967


Page: N.A

View: 3467


Not the Life It Seems

The True Lives of My Chemical Romance

Author: Tom Bryant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0306823497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 8751

The definitive biography of emo rock band My Chemical Romance, based on hours of exclusive, unpublished interviews by the journalist who knows them best

The Magician's Land

A Novel

Author: Lev Grossman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101633530

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7350

The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on Syfy #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS The San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • The Christian Science Monitor • AV Club • Buzzfeed • Kirkus • NY 1 • Bustle • The Globe and Mail Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything. The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole. From the Trade Paperback edition.