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May you live in boring times. Like, the dullest times ever. May you drink cups of tea watching clouds of ambient sheep float across pastoral landscapes awash with pale sunlight. The pears in the orchard are slowly ripening. You haven’t watched the news in seven years.
nothing compares to the calendar on this site. flat fuck friday. the halloween post that always shows up mid july. you see four anime girls and immediately know what day of the week it is. on the ides of march we all wake up and clown on some guy who got stabbed two thousand years ago. last week we celebrated down with cis day. I can’t wait for ever given and nov 5th anniversary memes. anyways have a lovely neil banging out the tunes day
You want relatively healthy? You want tasty? You wanna stain your mouth and part of your kitchen red to really confuse/frighten the people around you? Then have I got the recipe for you!
a bowl with a tight closing lid
a spoon, maybe even two, or an eating/stirring stick, I won’t judge
measuring implements, even if it’s just Your Heart™
a corporeal body (sorry ghosts, phantoms, and shadow people, I’m still working on how to adapt the recipe for you)
½ cup rolled or quick cook oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
½ teaspoon milled flax seed
½ scoop vanilla protein powder (chocolate would work well too, but I only had vanilla so shut up about it!)
2 tsp - 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
¾ cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any milk/milk substitute)
Splash vanilla extract
2 tsp - 1 Tbsp honey/maple syrup/agave nectar/liquid sweetener (I happened to have a sugar free mocha syrup that I added)
½ cup pureed, canned beets
A couple drops red food coloring
Mix dry ingredients together well in your bowl
I drained and then blended a can of sliced beets and used about half of it, mixing with the liquid ingredients
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STIR THE SHIT OUT OF IT… like, really get fucking down in there to get ALL THE DRY mixed in with the wet, I swear to god I’m sitting here fucking irate looking at the dry shit at the bottom of my bowl while I type this for you during breakfast. Don’t be me, mumbling obscenities into a bowl at your desk at 9am over some dry shit that didn’t want to blend in like it’s fucking supposed to! GOD!
Put lid on and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight or for the week maybe even stir that shit again in the middle, the motherfucker
Oh? Oh you don’t have all that bougie shit in your pantry? Even though I got this all from Aldi, but it was, like, right after the second stimulus check so I had a little extra money to splurge on healthy trendy shit? Don’t worry, I got you!
Basic Bitch(affectionate) version:
½ cup rolled or quick cook oats
2tsp - 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
pinch of salt
½ cup milk or substitute
splash of vanilla
½ cup pureed, canned beets (or fresh grated if you like the crunch chunky bits, you do you, man)
2tsp - 1 Tbsp liquid sweetener of choice
There. Happy now? I know I sure the fuck am. And I really do hope you are too. I added a tablespoon of whipped cream cheese spread to my bowl of this yummy concoction and *chef’s kiss*
So go out there, nourish your body as well as your mind and soul, and know that I love you very much, you beautiful bitches!
I hate being asked what my goal in life is…. like.. idk…?? I want to have my own kitchen… and I want to know every poem by heart… and uhh.. I want to be kissed in the rain … etc etc .. my heart is very little and I dont want it to break
The white saviour complex has become very prominent during the ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations and debates about social inequality that have been taking place since May last year. “A white person who acts to support non-white people in a context that can be seen as self-serving” is what a White Savior Complex is known as.
Many white people have used the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as other social justice movements, to make themselves look good on social media by sharing aesthetic infographics or performative black squares. When they have never had true, real-life discussions with their peers about race and their white privilege, this becomes proof of white-saviorism.
When people go on “mission trips” under the illusion of helping others, but actually exploit innocent children for social media gratification, this is a prime example of the white saviour complex.
However, this is a concept that has been around for a long time; in Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, a black man is wrongfully accused of rape. Rather than focusing on the Black man’s frustrations and concerns, the novel focuses on the white “hero” who defends him in court.
Tiktok is just one of the platforms where white “activists” will claim to care about racial inequality in exchange for likes and views. Rather than amplify black voices, they always talk over us. While Tiktok is a biased app that only features white creators on the For You page, it is no coincidence that the majority of videos about the Black Lives Matter movement are created by the same white creators. Trends on TikTok have gotten to the point that people are proudly wearing blackface or competing in makeup competitions: What most users don’t realise is that they can’t be self-proclaimed activists and allies.
Allyship requires more than posting a black square or wearing makeup; it also entails standing by your Black friends as they face bigotry, and racism on the daily, and learning about white privilege and other racial issues.
We are surrounded by users who are turning BLM into an aesthetic, built by “alternative girls” who pretend to be leftists because they support the movement.
Innocent Black people are being killed left and right on a day to day basis while privileged white people turn it into cute cartoons to fit their feed aesthetic. Images like the one above are extremely aggravating. Since they are unaffected by the movement, they feel free to turn it into an aesthetic that only benefits them and is detrimental to Black people.
An “ally” who makes the movement they’re fighting for all about them is another trait of a white saviour. I constantly see posts like this on people’s instagram stories and it is extremely agravating.
The post basically states that while black people are strong for going through what we go through, white people are stronger for speaking up about it. This post exemplifies how white people have been focusing on themselves rather than amplifying Black voices in the Black Lives Matter movement. We are stronger for going through everything we do and being resilient, not because you stood by us in times of injustice.
While it’s important to discuss the flaws in modern activism, I believe it’s also important to discuss how allies should act. Consider your intentions before you post anything. Are you sharing this because you like the infographic’s theme and think it will make you seem “woke,” or because you really care about educating others and spreading awareness? Instead of centering yourself in the movement by prioritising your own interests, focus your energy and allyship on amplifying the voices of Black people.
Sonic or Hello Kitty’s whitewashed depictions of brutality often promote performative and nonproductive activism. Rather than confronting the reality of global crises. Below are Examples of what i mean. BLM is NOT an aesthetic, it is a reality EVERY POC has to live everyday. People should look for other ways to develop their activist identity rather than just creating or sharing so–called “woke” and “radical” memes. You should educate friends and family, no matter how uncomfortable the conversation is. You should Look for ways to educate YOURSELF as an ally first. These “Memes” Will not end racism, Educating People Will.
Anastasia wasn’t a Disney movie. Saying it is now, simply because Disney bought Fox, is creatively anachronistic. Don Bluth didn’t fight in the animation trenches and escape the clutches of The Mouse to have his work artistically misattributed. I’m not dying on this hill. I’m defending this hill. I’m killing on this hill.
Fuck Disney they legit tried so hard to kill this movie
Did you ever just feel so lucky for knowing someone you met online? Like.. I was one click away from not following you. I was one second away from never even knowing of your existence. I would never have been this happy.
Her name is Katalin Karikó. Hungarian. Daughter of a butcher. Her thesis work became the basis of the mRNA vaccine technology. Read the article here .
Dr. Kariko’s struggles to stay afloat in academia have a familiar ring to scientists. She needed grants to pursue ideas that seemed wild and fanciful. She did not get them, even as more mundane research was rewarded.
“When your idea is against the conventional wisdom that makes sense to the star chamber, it is very hard to break out,” said Dr. David Langer, a neurosurgeon who has worked with Dr. Kariko.
so much for capitalism fueling innovation. Dr.Kariko barely managed to stay in academia through connections with other scientists - imagine all the other scientists who had incredible ideas and were pushed out because of lack of funding. corporate markets should not be dictating research, pursuit of knowledge belongs to the people.
being a brown girl and growing up w white friends was so painful, when i have a daughter im going to do everything i can to make sure she grows up with other brown girls
there’s so much shame and humiliation in being a brown teenager surrounded by white girls. when i went through puberty it wasnt same as my friends
like they just…..grew, they got breasts and hips and kept it moving. i got facial hair before any of the boys we knew. my body hair was (and is still) dark, thick, prominent and all over.
my closest friend saw my pubic hair in the girls changing room and told the entire school about it. someone asked me if i was secretly a man. i went home that day, my 12th birthday, and held back tears as my family cut my cake. i leaned too far over my work in art class causing my shirt to hitch up and my back to be exposed, i didn’t notice until the laughter of the group of boys behind me was loud enough.
there’s so much shame in being brown and having body hair. there’s so much self-hatred towards the natural state of our bodies. so when i see white women (whose bodies mine has always been dichotomised against) partaking in body hair activism that doesn’t acknowledge this, when i see those tiny tufts of wispy thin blonde armpit hair dyed bright pastel colours, i feel no empowerment and no liberation - just the pain i’ve always felt within my own natural body.
i screenshotted this cos the actual comment they made is like 800+ words but imagine seeing a post by a brown girl for other girls of colour who struggle w body hair and thinking ah yes this is the perfect place for me to interject my congealed mayonnaise opinion that op is totally wrong about her own lived experience
i’m not black. not every black girl has “dark” skin. people with deeper skintones - black or not - have darker hair to match you racist dumb ass. be QUIET for two seconds. white people are banned from doing anything but reblog or like this post from this moment on, commenting rights have been revoked and you have not-your-everday-geek to blame
Literally almost every comment is white people going “yeah I’m blonde buuuuuut…” or “I’m white and I blah blah blah “ like damn nobody cares wtf y’all look like, for once stop talking over WOC!!! Not every narrative is yours to interject// claim!!!
this image is so dramatic but every single time it makes me laugh because it looks like hawkeye and BJ took an edible and it hit hawkeye way harder and now BJ needs to keep it together enough to make sure hawkeye is okay while hes catatonic but its going very poorly on BJ’s end also