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A third of my heart belongs to MUSIC and LITERATURE. Favorite quote curtesy of Mr. Nye "Strongly encourage you never to use the word “bore” or “boring.” It says a lot about a person. It’s hard for me to imagine being “bored,” ever. The world is so exciting and fascinating, yes?"

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“Day of the Dead draws near (November 1st for the deceased children and November 2nd for deceased adults), an opportunity for us to nourish and be nourished by our spirit allies, our family members who have crossed over. Just the opposite of Halloween, Day of the Dead is a day to remember our connections to the other side. These spirits are not ghouls come to frighten us, but ancestors who guide and protect us.”

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videodante:

Read them all here, I felt like this should be remembered somewhere because it’s really good.

YOO. 

If you try to tell me the Hunger Games isn’t good enough to go toe-to-toe with shit like 1984, Lord of the Flies, and Farenheit 451 then we are gonna have to throw the fuck down

All of this is an awesome read

And maybe I’ll have to actually read the Hunger Games now…

OKAY AND ANOTHER THING CUZ I’M STILL EXCITED about the hunger games is how much of it is about exploitation and denial of agency, how katniss’s body is absolutely a microcosm of her cause and her nation. it’s about the exploitation of resources, about control, control, control, of image, of options.

katnis is handled—she fights for her very most basic right to live and keep alive her family like the starved districts she comes from and so she accepts—has to accept— the role the capitol and later the rebellion itself lays out for her. step here. shoot this. sacrifice that. obey. and smile! and as she’s dragged through her paces so too is the exploited underclass, step for step…. and critics don’t notice, critics dismiss it, as we dismiss women and we dismiss girls.

we’re complicit in the exploitation of women. we’re complicit in the exploitation of the working class, in the consumption of cheap labor, in the consumption of bodies. these are comfortable narratives, lies we’re happy to buy— the author wrote for tv. she knows what sells and why, and she rips it all up and shows you how it works from the awful bleeding underside and still to promote the movie girls are sold capitol makeup. 

katniss’s world, her whole story, is a brutally direct allegory of the society in which collins wrote her books.

what a kick in the teeth. 

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“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”

—   Lady Gaga (via psych-facts)

fluidginger:

I will love these forever

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Anonymous said: Aggressive. Loves being in long relationships. Likes to give a good fight. Fight for what they want. Can be annoying at times, but for the love of attention. Extremely outgoing. Loves to help people in times of need. Good kisser. Good personality. Stubborn. A caring person. They can be self-centered and if they want something they will do anything to get it. They love to sleep and can be lazy. One of a kind. Not one to mess with. Are the most attractive people on earth!

feminismandpugsarelife:

This is a list of leo characteristics. It totally is. Clipboard content approved.

Yaaassss Leos rock ❤️ totally me

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kqedscience:

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Such a rad video. I loved the macro shot of the baby popping out of the pounch.

fuckyeahsexualhealth:

The sale of sex toys and vibrators is banned in Alabama and Mississippi.

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kawaiilluminatii:

dasfreefree:

i couldn’t make this up even if i tried

kawaiilluminatii:

dasfreefree:

i couldn’t make this up even if i tried

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danception:

My teacher had this on her desk and I  just

danception:

My teacher had this on her desk and I just

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Anonymous said: Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

“A male author can write about unlikable male characters. They’re called anti-heroes and it’s called a novel.”

—   Gillian Flynn on people calling her writing misogynistic in Glamour magazine, the October 2014 issue. The level of sass and taking no shit from both her and Rosamund Pike-who Flynn interviews in this article-is strong and gives me life. (via samishoward)

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“Many women, I think, resist feminism because it is an agony to be fully conscious of the brutal misogyny which permeates culture, society, and all personal relationships.”

—   Andrea Dworkin, Our Blood: Prophecies and Discourses on Sexual Politics  (via justgoodvibes)

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Anonymous said: john lennon syndrome?

neptunain:

john lennon syndrome is when a dumbass thinks they’re concerned about peace and social issues and believe they are in touch with nature when in reality they just say the n word, smoke weed, throw a bunch of hindu and buddhist imagery together and call it “inner peace,” and don’t shower. you probably know a lot of these people

2oppositesidesof1coin:

Because old literature jokes are the best

2oppositesidesof1coin:

Because old literature jokes are the best

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