31 8 / 2014

rejoins:

do you ever just “oh shit it’s 3am”

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31 8 / 2014

applecherry108:

A character can still be a great character without being a good person.

In fact, some of the best characters are terrible people.

Because a character’s worth should be based on how complex and interesting they are, not their morality if they were real.

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31 8 / 2014

master-of-sorcere:

onlylolgifs:

kitten wiggles ears while eating

i don’t even care if i reblog this twice a day every single day for the rest of my life

master-of-sorcere:

onlylolgifs:

kitten wiggles ears while eating

i don’t even care if i reblog this twice a day every single day for the rest of my life

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31 8 / 2014

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31 8 / 2014

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As women, when we’re children we’re taught to enter the world with big hearts. Blooming hearts. Hearts bigger than our damn fists. We are taught to forgive - constantly - as opposed to what young boys are taught: Revenge, to get ‘even.’ Our empathy is constantly made appeals to, often demanded for. If we refuse to show kindness, we are reprimanded. We are not good women if we do not crush our bones to make more space for the world, if we do not spread our entire skin over rocks for others to tread on, if we do not kill ourselves in every meaning of the word in the process of making it cozy for everyone else. It is the heat generated by the burning of our bodies with which the world keeps warm. We are taught to sacrifice so much for so little. This is the general principle all over the world.

By the time we are young women, we are tired. Most of us are drained. Some of us enter a lock of silence because of that lethargy. Some of us lash out. When I think of that big, blooming heart we once had, it looks shriveled and worn out now. When I was teaching, I had a young student named Mariam. She was only 11 years old. Some boy pushed her around in class, called her names, broke her spirit for the day. We were sitting under a chestnut tree on a field trip and she asked me if a boy ever hurt me. I told her many did and I destroyed them one by one. I think that’s the first time she ever heard the word ‘destroyed.’ We rarely teach our girls to fight back for the right reasons.

Take up more space as a woman. Take up more time. Take your time. You are taught to hide, censor, move about without messing up decorum for a man’s comfort. Whether it’s said or not, you’re taught balance. Forget that. Displease. Disappoint. Destroy. Be loud, be righteous, be messy. Mess up and it’s fine – you are learning to unlearn. Do not see yourself like glass. Like you could get dirty and clean. You are flesh. You are not constant. You change. Society teaches women to maintain balance and that robs us of our volatility. Our mercurial hearts. Calm and chaos. Love only when needed; preserve otherwise.

Do not be a moth near the light; be the light itself. Do not let a man’s ocean-big ego swallow you up. Know what you want. Ask yourself first. Decide your own pace. Decide your own path. Be cruel when needed. Be gentle only when needed. Collapse and then re-construct. When someone says you are being obscene, say yes I am. When they say you are being wrong, say yes I am. When they say you are being selfish, say yes I am. Why shouldn’t I be? How do you expect a woman to stand on her two feet if you keep striking her at the ankles.

There are multiple lessons we must teach our young girls so that they render themselves their own pillars instead of keeping male approval as the focal point of their lives. It is so important to state your feelings of inconvenience as a woman. We are instructed to tailor ourselves and our discomfort - constantly told that we are ‘whining’ and ‘nagging’ and ‘complaining too much.’ That kind of silence is horribly violent, that kind of insistence upon uniformly nodding in agreement to your own despair, and smiling emptily so no man is ever uncomfortable around us. Male-entitlement dictates a woman’s silence. If we could see the mimetic model of the erasure of a woman’s voice, it would be an incredibly bloody sight.

On a breezy July night, my mother and I were sleeping under the open sky. Before dozing off, I told her that I think there is a special place in heaven where all wounded women bury their broken hearts and their hearts grow into trees that only give fruit to the good and poison to the bad. She smiled and said Ameen. Then she closed her eyes.

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A Woman of War by Mehreen Kasana (via pbnpineapples)

I had no idea you all liked this so much. I’m humbled. Thank you.

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31 8 / 2014

a-spoon-is-born:

If I follow you, yes, I care about your garden, what your cat did today, the jewelry you made, that one friend who said the thing, i like your sense of humor, and also your selfies.

Also, heart.

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31 8 / 2014

15 Days of Fanmixes: Day 9 - for a movie
bonding time - What should you do when your boss is a sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot?  Make some friends and plot his demise, of course.  A mix inspired by the friendship formed between Violet, Doralee, and Judy in 9 to 5.

01. 9 To 5 | Dolly Parton - 9 to 5, yeah, they got you where they want you. there’s a better life and you dream about it, don’t you?  02. Been a Long Day | Rosi Golan - it’s been a long day and all I’ve got to say is make it strong.  03. These Boots Were Made For Walking | Nancy Sinatra -  you keep playin’ where you shouldn’t be playin’ and you keep thinkin’ that you´ll never get burnt. ha! I just found me a brand new box of matches, yeah, and what he know you ain’t had time to learn.  04. Another One Bites the Dust | Queen - there are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man and bring him to the ground. you can beat him, you can cheat him, you can treat him bad and leave him when he’s down. but I’m ready, yes, I’m ready for you. I’m standing on my own two feet. out of the doorway the bullets rip, repeating to the sound of the beat.  05. Terrible Things | April Smith and the Great Picture Show - I know that I’m afflicted but who could have predicted the monster that I’ve become? I keep things carefully covered so no one will discover that I could be the culprit. I’m sorry I can’t help it.  06. We’re Not Gonna Take It | Twisted Sister - oh! you’re so condescending.  your gall is neverending.  we don’t want nothin’, not a thing from you.  your life is trite and jaded, boring and confiscated.  if that’s your best, your best won’t do.  07. Bad Karma | Ida Maria - you better believe in voodoo, babe. I got a long list of your sins. there’s a word you may have heard of called “payback”, and I’m runnin’ out of pins.  08. I Feel Better | Gotye - life sometimes seems to get the best of you, like everything just brings you down. just when you think there’s nothing you can do, a friendly face will bring you around and you’ll feel better.

listen (x) 

15 Days of Fanmixes: Day 9 - for a movie

bonding time - What should you do when your boss is a sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot?  Make some friends and plot his demise, of course.  A mix inspired by the friendship formed between Violet, Doralee, and Judy in 9 to 5.

01. 9 To 5 | Dolly Parton - 9 to 5, yeah, they got you where they want you. there’s a better life and you dream about it, don’t you?  02. Been a Long Day | Rosi Golan - it’s been a long day and all I’ve got to say is make it strong.  03. These Boots Were Made For Walking | Nancy Sinatra -  you keep playin’ where you shouldn’t be playin’ and you keep thinkin’ that you´ll never get burnt. ha! I just found me a brand new box of matches, yeah, and what he know you ain’t had time to learn.  04. Another One Bites the Dust | Queen there are plenty of ways that you can hurt a man and bring him to the ground. you can beat him, you can cheat him, you can treat him bad and leave him when he’s down. but I’m ready, yes, I’m ready for you. I’m standing on my own two feet. out of the doorway the bullets rip, repeating to the sound of the beat.  05. Terrible Things | April Smith and the Great Picture Show - I know that I’m afflicted but who could have predicted the monster that I’ve become? I keep things carefully covered so no one will discover that I could be the culprit. I’m sorry I can’t help it.  06. We’re Not Gonna Take It | Twisted Sister - oh! you’re so condescending.  your gall is neverending.  we don’t want nothin’, not a thing from you.  your life is trite and jaded, boring and confiscated.  if that’s your best, your best won’t do.  07. Bad Karma | Ida Maria - you better believe in voodoo, babe. I got a long list of your sins. there’s a word you may have heard of called “payback”, and I’m runnin’ out of pins.  08. I Feel Better | Gotye - life sometimes seems to get the best of you, like everything just brings you down. just when you think there’s nothing you can do, a friendly face will bring you around and you’ll feel better.

listen (x

31 8 / 2014

Hubble space telescope photos

(Source: hey-biology, via missolitude)

31 8 / 2014

  • 1: This book is ripping my heart out
  • 1: I hate this with a burning passion
  • 1: This is causing me physical pain
  • 1: *continues reading*

31 8 / 2014


Angela Lansbury, 1946

Angela Lansbury, 1946

(Source: bellecs, via witzseeker)