ruth bader ginsburg has died. call your senators and remind them over and over and over again of mitch mcconnell’s own rule to not replace supreme court justices in a presidential election year. call them as many times as it takes until they agree to not fill the seat until 2021.
PARALLELS: lovers and the multiverse theory.credits: 1. gaby dunn; 2. tumblr user @arifables / @okayophelia (deactivated) ; 3. tongari; 4. forugh farrokhzad; 5. an instagram user who deleted their account; 6. dulce maría loynaz; 7. natalie diaz; 8. amal el-mohtar.
theatre discord challenge three: color palettes
come here, brother, let me guess:
it’s the little things you miss.
spring flowers; autumn leaves.
ask me brother and you shall receive.
or maybe these just ain’t enough.
maybe you’re looking for some stronger stuff.
i got a sight for the sorest eye.
when was the last time you saw the sky?
moxy phinx’s sounds of the city (2017)
moxy phinx will entertain herself on rooftop STOP
This is rare confession STOP
With strings STOP
Possible accordion STOP
Bring your balancing stick STOP
(katrina lenk is NOT responsible for moxy phinx)
“’Okay, I trust you. I trust you, human, and now you can come into my octopus world.’ And she’s moving towards me and my natural instinct to gently back away. And then I just wanted to keep still, so I held onto a rock. She just kept coming and then covered my whole hand. I’d been underwater for quite a long time, so I just gently pushed for the surface, thinking she would move off my hand. But she didn’t. She just rode my hand right to the surface. There I was, just staring into the eyes of this incredible creature.”
My Octopus Teacher (2020)
““And I came to believe that good and evil are names for what people do, not for what they are. All we can say is that this is a good deed, because it helps someone or that’s an evil one because it hurts them. People are too complicated to have simple labels.”
— Philip Pullman, The Amber Spyglass
“It’s a question that I’m always reluctant to answer. I’ll tell you why because … When you do interviews with journalists that’s ALWAYS the question they ask. They always say ‘What’s the story with freaky fans that you have? What did they do? What scary things do they say?’ and I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: When it’s a sport and people are fans of a team, they go into the stadiums and they dress up in the colours and everybody accepts it as perfectly normal. But when people are fans of a TV show or a film, they’re somehow described as freaky or suspicious or that there’s something kind of odd about that and I see absolutely no difference in it. In fact, I think our ability to be able to play in adulthood which is something that we do … When children play we let them play and that’s part of life. And the further we go into adulthood, we move so far away from our ability to play and just have fantasy and do stuff that we really enjoy and do it with pride and with passion. So I’m reluctant to say that fans are strange or freaky or anything like that because … You know, from ANY of my experiences with all the people that I met today, on any Cons that I go to, I always meet fantastic people who allow themselves to be vulnerable and to be a little bit fucking weird.”
— Andrew Scott on weird fans (Wales Comic Con 2018)
This is what hozier meant when he says he falls a little bit in love everyday with someone new
I once watched a girl in the produce aisle pick up a bushel of bananas that were precariously perched on the edge and move them farther back and under her breath she said “there you go sweeties - that will be more comfortable” before shuffling off and… I think about her often.
« Silent lovers » is such a sweet way to put it.
@white allies: because i see constant self-deprecation based on your whitness, here’s a detailed explanation of why it’s not helping us (or you).
if you continously go on about how horrible white people are, you may rot your own brain into thinking that these shortcomings are a natural state of being rather than a manufactured supremacist system which is simultaneously widespread, evil, and capable of being dismantled.
recognizing that you have the same human compassion capabilities as everyone else, regardless of how alienated from them you have become, is the first step toward becoming a better person capabable of helping other people (of color).
don’t mirror the way that PoC talk about you as an oppressor class. the context is different, and the mindset that you develop from it is different.
don’t fall into a mindset where you (act as if you) are a morally compromised being for being white. the ultimate end of antiracism is to denaturalize racial hegemony, including virtuous moralization of the “oppressed”
evaluating your engagement in racism & the benefits you receive from white supremacy is only one piece of this process. the other piece is interacting with other people (of color) as if they are indeed the same species as you.
so instead of demoralizing yourself, look at your actions to determine if they are compassionate. academic stuff aside, this is often a good litmus test for racism; even the unintentional you will soon realize was often a failure to conceptualize how your actions would affect others- not a failure by some innate aspect of your race but by the normalized lack of consideration whiteness may afford you
Some people want to ignore your chronic pain after awhile. They want to treat it like an acute injury, old news. But it’s not. It’s your life. So, don’t feel bad asserting yourself when someone tries to ignore the pain you feel. It took me many of years to understand this, but someone erasing your disability is not someone being kind. Or someone complimenting you. At best they are ignorant, at worst they’re a dick. Either way, correct them. Make them see you, see your pain. Even if your disability is invisible to most people, don’t let them take your voice. No, you aren’t lazy because you haven’t been able to leave the house. No, getting a job doesn’t have to be your biggest priority at the moment. You are in this much pain and you are still kind, resilient, and amazing. I think able-bodied people can stand to acknowledge you without ignoring a huge part of your life.