The problem with having lesbian moms is you try to be super cool and cut all your hair off and buy a leather jacket and wear boots all the time and then you go to some event in your neighborhood and all these women three times your age start cooing “oh you look JUST like your mother when she was your age, my gosh what a blast from the past, oh I just love your hair”
And let me be very clear, okay: I’ve seen pictures of my mom when she was my age, and she looked cooler than I ever will. My mom had exactly my fashion sense except she was two point five degrees butcher and habitually took over government buildings. My other mom was about six degrees butcher than that, and SHE had a motorcycle. Both of them have been charged with felony arson. I’m the prep member of my family and there’s nothing I can do about it.
Please tell me at some point in your life some dick was like “we’re calling your parents over your behavior” only to have a bigger, more badass version of you come strolling in
Look obviously that happened many many times, usually with misogynist or ableist teachers. But I have a BETTER story than that, which is that when I was in 3rd grade, I went to this tiny alternative hippy school—it was a regular public school, it was just small and staffed/run by hippie communists—and my 3rd grade teacher was a woman who had been in an organization with my mother, and they had done direct action together more than a few times. We’ll call her D.
One day I was sitting in D’s class, eight years old and bored out of my mind, and I scratched my name into the back of my plastic chair with a rock. Was this reasonable behavior? No. Why did I do it? Only the gods can say. I don’t actually remember doing the scratching, I just remember looking at the rock in my hand and my name on the chair and going, “HUH. That’s not good.”
So obviously I got caught, bc I couldn’t reasonably convince anyone that I wasn’t the one who had done it, since it was MY NAME, and as punishment for this act of arbitrary vandalism I was sentenced to recess detention for two weeks. It was October so this included Halloween. Halloween, to be clear, is a high holy day in San Francisco, and I was devastated to miss the informal festivities that would be occurring at recess that day, and I wept and wailed about this at home for some time until my mother decided that this was disproportionate punishment and took it into her own hands to do something about it.
So my mom walks into D’s office on a day when my mother does not have to be at work at a scheduled time, but D has to get her students from the yard in about ten minutes, and my mom sits down and says to her old friend and comrade, “Miranda is really upset about having detention on Halloween.”
And D explains to my mother why the detention was issued, what the circumstances were, and my mother nods, and listens, and doesn’t argue, and doesn’t show any sign of getting up from her chair. And just says again “She’s really upset about having detention on Halloween.”
And D looks at my mother, and she looks at the clock in her office, which is telling her that she has to be on the yard in 2 minutes now, and then looks at my mother again, who shows no sign of having anywhere to be, my mother with whom D has organized and successfully executed multiple sit-ins and takeovers of government & corporate offices, and D says, “Okay, she doesn’t have to have detention on Halloween.”
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reasons why Halloween is the best holiday:
- you are not obligated to visit your relatives
- you are not obligated to get gifts for anybody
- people will give you candy for absolutely no reason other than it’s Halloween
- it’s the only day of the year when it’s socially acceptable to go out in public dressed as a penguin
I finally understand about Americans and Halloween
The math can be misleading.
You’re saving money, not losing it.
People need to understand that their taxes going to pay for their Medicare is so much better than paying taxes and getting no health care.
Imagine never having to worry about medical bills or going bankrupt, losing everything.
Is there a value to that?
oh it totally does, but you can’t hear it because space is a vacuum and sound can’t travel through a vacuum!
and that’s a good thing,
because the roar of the sun would clock in at around 120db heard from earth, about the equivalent to having a train’s horn go off three feet from your face.
constantly. all the time, even at NIGHT. there would be no escape.
this is simply terrifying. how do you erase knowledge please ?
NASA actually recorded the sun, if you want to hear it:
And they recorded the planets too:
so, the sun and the earth sound about how i would’ve expected, and a lot of other planets just make strong wind sounds which is perfectly reasonable but venus sounds like pure dread?!?! WHY IS SATURN SCREAMING?!? pluto isn’t bad and is actually kinda nice but it’s very strange to me too like Why Does It Do That. jupiter is super chill 10/10. pluto and jupiter need to collab i would buy that album
oh, fuck, guys, you know what this means? it means the ancient world was right about the music of the spheres.
i can hear these photos and i don’t like it
how do you manage to make a hotel suite look like a doctor’s office
this makes me feel emotions previously only accessible to prey animals
i watched the defunctland on the failure of the nick hotel and ive never had such a palpable negative reaction to a building interior before. the nick hotel physically repulses me in a deeply primal way
not to highlight the uniquely American horror story that is our education system but we were always AMPED when someone found a bomb threat in the bathroom or w/e bc we got to go outside and hang out for two periods while police searched the school. one time a kid wrote one to get out of a test. looking back that’s a lot to unpack.
it got so out of hand my senior year they started thinking maybe people were doing it just BECAUSE we all got out of class so they started discussing having “bomb threat assignments” for us to do while we were evacuated so bomb threats would be “less fun.”
for the record I don’t think bomb threats are funny I’m just looking back and thinking about how numb students in the US have had to become to threats of violence and terror in order to go about the day in any semblance of normality and it’s looks Bad
When I was in High School (Late 90’s) we had the same thing going on with the bomb threats. They were never serious and no devices of any sort were ever found BUT they did have to evacuate, AND the search took like 2 hours, so if it was less than 2 hours from the end of school they would actually dismiss early.
It hit a point where someone (different person each time) would call in a bomb threat From The Payphone in the Cafeteria every Friday two hours before the end of the day.
They eventually removed the phones.
For the love of god imagine being this fucking insensitive.
Listen lets make things clear IF CITIZENS made this (they didnt lul but lets pretend they did) it wouldnt matter because subways are from privates aka rich people. So like use money for damage wouldnt be a big impact for them.
But the thing is. This person was informed about how harmful this was. And they said “i didnt want to make this as a joke im sorry” and didnt even bother in delete the fucking tweet omg.
The chilean tv is CENSORING in all the world what is happening right now. The info some foreign news have is because chileans using internet not from the official channel news here. And you are here SPREADING LIES?!
The video has over 88k likes and over 19k retweets. You arent being helpful you are acting as a fucking gringo awueonao.
the fight is harder each year.
gotta keep going because nothing ever stops.
you deserve to be new and whole.
Can someone explain what’s happening besides someone being reborn?
In the first comic, which is from the Warrior’s point of view, the Warrior has defeated the Monster, who jeers that there will always be another Monster to fight. The Monster dissolves into mist, leaving another tiny, baby Monster in its place. The Warrior picks up this helpless new baby Monster and carries it away. They will try again and do better this time.
In the second comic, which is from the Monster’s point of view, the Monster says that this has to happen; it can’t come with the Warrior, and there will always be another. It tells the Warrior to use what they have learned to fight. It wants to die knowing that the Warrior has hope for the future. It dissolves into mist, and the exhausted Warrior collapses. The new baby Monster comes and brings the Warrior some water in a leaf. Because we are reading this in the Monster’s voice, we realize that it is a new Monster, but also somehow, magically, the same. We also see that the Monster is not inherently evil. It is only very strong, and inevitable.
The third comic is a dialogue between the Monster and the Warrior. The Warrior is exhausted and horrifically wounded. The Monster is also horribly maimed. They are both dying. The Warrior doesn’t want to fight anymore. The Monster tells them to rest and heal. The Warrior hands over their amulet, and we see the Monster’s paw become a hand just before they both dissolve into mist. It clears, revealing that the Monster has turned into a beautiful humanoid, who says they will take care of the new baby monster the Warrior has turned into. The two have changed roles. The Warrior takes up the former Warrior’s gear and strides into the new year with the new baby Monster riding on their shoulders.
It is a beautiful, ruthless, hopeful metaphor about keeping up the good fight, year after year, even when we are worn down, and how we can still face the new year with hope and light, no matter how painful the last one was, and how it is okay to rest if we can’t fight.
It’s not the new year, but things are so difficult for so many of us right now, and we are so worn down from so many fights on so many fronts, I feel like we could all use this again. Love, rest, fight, love.