in college a teacher explained that criticizing gentrification wasn’t about shaming or blaming the white people that were most likely living in the only apartments they could afford - it was about asking why their living there was inherently valuable. it’s not really about who - it’s about why. why white lives are literally valued more. why is the presence of white people a gentrifying force? what is it about whiteness that elicits immediate value?
And if you look up the stages of gentrification, it usually goes like “artists and teachers and etc move into this neighborhood because its what they can afford” and THEN “developers notice these people and try to capitalize on them.”
pretty shitty how baseline human activities like singing, dancing and making art got turned into skills instead of being seen as behaviors
so now it’s like ‘the point of doing them is to get good at them’ and not ‘this is a thing humans do, the way birds sing and bees make hives’.
What’s sad to me about this is that I’ve noticed a lot of people saying they “can’t” do art, or dance, or sing. That because it’s turned into a profitable vocation, and thus has some implied heirarchy to it (ie: there are ‘master artists’, and ‘professional singers and dancers’), people feel shame for not “living up to unattainable standards,” when in reality, art for humans is very therapeutic and good for the soul.
A hummingbird thought a man’s orange hat was a flower [x]
Iv never seen a hummingbird sit before lol
i wasn’t going to reblog until he sat
He needed to sit to rethink his life’s decisions.
Extremely Pure Content
an activist in austin, tx was shot and killed last night(july, 25th) during a march in solidarity with portland. a man who was running people over and shooting from his car into the crowd shot him while he was defending his wife and others at the protest. his name was Garrett Foster.
the donations have been closed but please continue to spread this article with the video of Whitney. Right-wing(and liberal) media are trying to spread lies about Garrett, saying that he was aggressive towards the car and the shooter killed him in self defense. THESE ARE LIES!
Garrett paid the ultimate price for defending Black Lives. Do not let the media twist this narrative!
Defend the legacy of Garrett Foster! Servant of the people!
don’t donate to those things, it’s a tax write off for massive companies, if they donate x amount something something tax break, so if you pay into that, I’m sure at least 5% doesn’t go to administrative fees, but more than that you’re paying for their tax write off
at least tumblr hot takes are written by an overwhelming majority of just weird nerds and teens who don’t hang out with other gays… on twitter you can stumble upon any unbelievably bad opinion and discover it was written by an nbc showrunner who married the ceo of a startup that converts rental properties into oil wells. like at least nobody here has money or influence
#listen…tumblr is like the great mouse detective/american tail/ratatouille/rescuers rodent microcosm of reality#we live parallel lives but the stakes and consequences are proportionally tiny and sound like angry squeaking to people passing by#like#explain fandom drama to someone who isn’t extremely logged on and all they will precieve is 🐀 ᵐᵉᵉᵖ ᵐᵉᵉᵖ ᵐᵉᵉᵖ ᵐᵉᵉᵖ ᵐᵉᵉᵖ
TIL that on his death bed in 1936, King George’s Dr issued the final notice “The King’s life is moving peacefully towards its close" and then proceeded to inject him with 750mg of morphine and 1000mg of cocaine, enough to kill him twice over.
absolutely LOST in the sauce
mutuals do this
This blog is officially closed as far as I am concerned. I’ve opened two new blogs if you wish to follow them and continue seeing content from me.
^This is my JustWrite blog. It’s a personal blog with a theme in writing (check it out for more info)
^This blog is pretty much the new equivalent of doctorcraiglink. Random crap I found humorous.
Thanks a bunch!
WE HAVE A REPUBLICAN CONGRESS
A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT
POLITICS IS ABOUT TO GET REEEEEEEEEALLY INTERESTING
No it’s about to get really boring. I’ll give you a preview…
Obama: let’s do a thing.
Republicans: we’re going to do this thing
Obama: That’s a bad idea
Republicans: *shut down government*
Special skills: extensive Harry Potter knowledge, can watch an entire TV show in a week, knows words to every Disney song, can form abnormally strong attachments to fictional characters, Microsoft Word
So you mean, able to retain knowledge, has incredible focus and drive, excellent at processing media, remembers obscure details when needed, and has great skill at creating connections with individuals despite minimal interfacing?
And Microsoft Word?
Sexuality does not define sex drive. If a guy tells you they’re gay that doesn’t mean they want to have sex with every male they com in contact with. It means they find males attractive as a straight person finds females attractive. If you’re a guy you don’t have to treat them any differently than you would a girl! You run the same risk of a gay male being attracted to you as a female and yet you probably are still willing to hug a girl. It’s the same with females. DON’T TREAT YOUR LGBT FRIENDS LIKE THEY’RE SEX CRAZED AND LIKE YOU!!! Honestly though. Don’t flatter yourself.
C. C. Jacobs
I’M SO SORRY I JUST COULDN’T STARE AT THIS GIF ANYMORE AND ENDLESSLY HAVE MY DREAMS SHATTERED I HAD TO MAKE THINGS RIGHT
rebageling for people in other timezones who might need some relief too
Bless your soul thank you for this
when a vore fetish has gone too far
finally, the future has arrived
This is terrible
It already happened and he survived, as did the snake, because they pulled him out via cable attached to his suit that triggered the snake to regurgitate but let me repeat myself:
And someone who calls himself a “naturalist” should be ashamed of himself for endangering an animal who is NOT built to swallow something like a human. Not only that but regurgitating a meal is very stressful on a snake! I’m a herpetologal field biologist who does field surveys for clients—and one of our number one rules is never disturb a feeding snake because of the high levels of stress, the loss of important digestive fluids (when you’re a reptile, that’s a big deal), and the loss of all that effort it takes to actually secure a meal. Usually the snake will not feed again immediately after having to regurgitate.
All in all it was very risky, very unfair to the creature and directly impacted its well-being and survival for a stupid publicity stunt.
I urge everyone to not watch this special should it air and please sign this petition to let Discovery know that we don’t want to watch animal abuse.
This is not only animal abuse but it is going to make the general public /more/ afraid of snakes, and make people believe that anacondas /do/ eat people. Which in fact, they’d much rather not. Did you know there’s only /two/ records of anacondas attacking a person? TWO. ONLY TWO.
Don’t let discovery feed people’s fears, it’ll lead to people killing harmless snake species and by watching you’ll only be letting them know it’s ‘okay to harm animals for entertainment.’