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The boy who laughed at Santa Claus

I have never read a line with more instant self-recognition than "My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations." (John Green, "The Fault In Our Stars")

Also if I ever have a band I want to call it "Suburban Hothouse Flowers" because that's a very apt description of me and of some of my friends, and because it was a beautiful insult hurled at me by my father that I could hardly be hurt by at the time, so lovely and at-first incomprehensible was it.

Please excuse me if most of my leavings on the internet are not as considered as these bits about myself. To put it gently, I become somewhat incoherent and inane when excited or irritated. As many do; I am not exceptional in this way.
Mar 28 '14
teenwolftoday:

tonystaarks:

fostercatsandpanicattacks:

tonystaarks:

sometimenever:

HE’S MEANT TO BE NINETEEN
HAHAHAHA no.

is this script from stiles pov or

Can i just point out “unquestionably handsome”. Not just handsome. But so handsome that no one’s gonna try and say otherwise.

 #also ‘undeniably adult sexuality’.  #WHY IS DEREK SMOLDERING WITH SEXUALITY WHILE TALKING TO TEENAGE BOYS. 

DEREK IS NOT STRAIGHT. I REPEAT NOT STRAIGHT.

teenwolftoday:

tonystaarks:

fostercatsandpanicattacks:

tonystaarks:

sometimenever:

HE’S MEANT TO BE NINETEEN

HAHAHAHA no.

is this script from stiles pov or

Can i just point out “unquestionably handsome”. Not just handsome. But so handsome that no one’s gonna try and say otherwise.

 #also ‘undeniably adult sexuality’.  #WHY IS DEREK SMOLDERING WITH SEXUALITY WHILE TALKING TO TEENAGE BOYS. 

DEREK IS NOT STRAIGHT. I REPEAT NOT STRAIGHT.

Mar 28 '14

this amuses me

(Source: pawprintsandsnowflakes)

Mar 28 '14
Mar 28 '14
apparently this is becoming a porn blog again
…
oh well

apparently this is becoming a porn blog again

oh well

(Source: slideitinme)

Mar 28 '14

queerstiles:

phdinlycanthropy:

Deciding whether or not I want to keep watching Teen Wolf next season is like deciding whether or not to accept that drunk booty call from your ex who is suuuper hot but who never makes you come and also makes you pay for the takeout after

 (via clintbartons)

tbh i mostly only care about the plot so i understand what they’re riffing off of in fic

also i watch for stiles, lydia, derek, danny, deaton, finstock, deputy parrish, and various villains

also greenberg

i fucking love greenberg

Mar 28 '14
Mar 28 '14

Teen Wolf Cast Swearing Reel 

I don’t actually give a shit what they’re talking about although it’s a cute interview topic

but oh my god

they are all so adorable

look at them

l o o k

ps also dylan’s arms, BABY

Mar 28 '14

youw-anchor:

phototaxis:

"Tell me all the bad words you know. Go."

YES

35 seconds of your life.

Mar 28 '14
i thought about reblogging this privately
and then

i thought about reblogging this privately

and then

(Source: 2hot2bstr8)

Mar 27 '14

JEALOUS

(Source: moarrrmagazine)

Mar 27 '14
"Have you ever heard the phrase cockblocking? You know, you’re at a bar, talking to a girl, and what happens? Her less attractive friend comes over and ruins everything. Cockblock. Well I have to tell you something guys: I have been the less attractive friend, and you were NOT cockblocked. I was following orders from my better-looking friend that she did not wanna fuck you. …Girls have two signals for their friends: ‘I’m gonna fuck him’ and ‘HELP.’"

Amy Schumer [x] (via rashaka)

The number of “get me out of here” tactics women have developed and shared to help each other escape from overly-insistent-to-borderline-predatory dudes in public places should probably be enough evidence of the existence of rape culture all on its own.

(via madgastronomer)

YES

(via ellakrystina)

I especially like how, in the majority of cases, you don’t have to verbally communicate what your signals are to other women. I’ve had women I didn’t even know come save me. Literally every woman recognizes the “Dear god, help me” facial expression, and knows exactly what they should do. We don’t get a handbook for this. We don’t have a sit-down nail polish party where we talk about a standardized woman code for preventing creepers. It’s just part of being a woman.

BUT LOL RAPE CULTURE DOESN’T EXIST.

(via eastberlin)

Yup. I’ve definitely taken strangers by the arm and pulled her aside to go, “Oh my GOD it’s you! How ARE YOU?!? It’s been so long!” and then been like “hey I could overhear that guy who wouldn’t leave you alone so I figured I’d give you an out” and then see their VISIBLY RELIEVED expressions. This is part of girl code, because rape culture is that pervasive.

(via thebicker)

I once had a girl sit on my lap and say “hey baby” after she witnessed a guy (who was easily 20+ years older than me) hitting on me and harassing me for my number even after I told him I was taken. After he got up and left she asked if I was okay. I couldn’t thank her enough times, I even bought her a drink.

(via castielsmiles)

When I was 16 years old, I went to a club with my mother to see a band perform. The part of the club where the concert was taking place was too hot and crowded, and I broke away from it before I had a full anxiety attack, though I was still visibly shaken. As I sat down at the bar, with my clearly marked under-18 hand stamp, an older man sat down next to me and started talking about how much nicer concerts were in his home country. He kept trying to offer me drinks, even though I already had a cup of ice. He would not leave me alone, even after I pointed out my hand stamp. Said that he preferred younger girls. I started to panic again.

A woman that was about 6’1” came over, grabbed me, and about screamed, “Girlfriend! I lost you in the crowd! Come on, your dad’s outside to get us!” She dragged me outside of the club, gave me a hug, and left. I ended up ditching my mum and actually calling my dad to pick me up.

Never ignore the ‘please help me’ face, ladies.

(via touchofgrey37)

oh man i can’t help anymore bc now i’m schrödinger’s rapist

well i mean, i can still pay attention with friends of mine

oh wait i think that actually happened on monday, wow, how did i not remember that

Actually I just realized I used to do this for my friends all the time, which is maybe why Monday didn’t stand out. Like, all the time. I don’t have that many friends in the state I’m living in now, but jeez, this was happening in high school. Wow, I would have so much more anxiety and guilt hanging off me if I were straight/primarily interested in dating women. Huge responsibility of male gender privilege + complication of the intricate dance of romantic/sexual interaction = TERRIFYING. Less terrifying than being a straight woman, or even any woman who is in the presence of a man, obviously, and yeah, I remember, and yeah, it’s definitely not happening as much now, but guilt and dread have always been a lot more debilitating to me, specifically me, than fear of danger.

I wouldn’t say I’m lucky not to be a woman, because being a woman isn’t awful, just being treated as women are treated is, but I am lucky (and glad) that fewer people treat me as they treat women compared to before starting T. Not gloating; just recognizing the truth.

Mar 27 '14

actual email i wrote to my mom today; with apologies to allie brosh

SUBJECT: dog hugging application; application to please let oliver hug dogs for money
CONTENT:

Dear Future Mom,

I love dogs
dogs
Dogs are good
My favorate dogs are a border collie an Australian shepard and those ones that are like huge bears.
and also Alsations andhuskeies and great danes and sometimes retrievers.

When I was little I had a stuffed animal dog.
I called her doggie but then Idecided to give her a name and it was Ananda because i think there was a dog in a book named Ananada and he was a follower of buddha and i think the name means something about infitiny too.
(now i have real dogs, theyr names are Arwen ASTON Malloy dignan and claudia. I have a cat too. her name is Tegan like the band)

My stuffed animal dog Doggy was probably a cocker spaneil, which i don’t lik that much in real life. They have wierd drippy eyes and they are always asleep and they don’t look human. She is smaller now than she was when I was little, she probably got washed a lot. I used to sleep with her every night except nights when I was sick. Because i didn’t want her to be burned in a pile of books and clothes if I got Scarlet fever.

Oh that reminds me, you should read this, it is very sweat: http://the-toast.net/2014/03/26/the-velveteen-rabbit/

I dance with dogs sometimes. I think malloy likes it and Claudia does, and maybe Dignan, but rwen prtends to hate it and Aston I can’t remember if he hates it or not. She probably actually likes ti though, just like when I pick her up she looks sad but when I pick Aston up she gets jealous, and how she’s a Drama Queen about every thing. She won’t go hurry up when it’s raining or when it just rained. Actually she will but she looks at you like you betrayed her.

How are you? What is the weather like there? What did you do last weekend? It’s chilly here in the mornings. I don’t like it even though it was probly less cold in the winter and it was warm for a while in Febuary. It’s like the weather can’t make up it’s mind! Last weekend I don’t remember what I did but I slept really well on Saturday which was nice.

Please write back.

Your friend,
Oliver Damascus Finnegan Banana

P.S. Here is the application, will you print it? I would appreciate it. It would be so helphful.

P.P.S.THIS IS I WILL NEVER BE AN ADULT!!!!!!11

Mar 24 '14

Goddammit I had this whole entry almost typed up

Paragraphs and paragraphs

And now it’s gone forever

Ugh

I hate the tumblr app

THIS ALWAYS HAPPENS

Mar 24 '14

thepinkgiftbag asked:

Are there poc from history that weren't slaves or servents? ( I'm sure there were, but were there any well known ones?)

medievalpoc:

I get why you asked this question, and I get why you framed it the way you have. But I want to take this moment to break down what you’re really asking, here. Let’s take your question on a world tour.

Education in the U.S. (and some other places, too), is incredibly Eurocentric, and most people don’t even know the histories of places other than Europe pre-1500s, and America post-1500s.

This leads to the following assumptions that 1. all history occurred in Europe; 2. Europe was always dominant as a “continent” over all other continents; 3. That people we consider white are a world majority.

Here’s a breakdown of the would population by continent. We know that they are far from racially homogenous, but a re-framing is definitely in order.

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Just about 75% of the world’s population lives in Africa and Asia. Notice that’s 60.3% in Asia alone.

As for relative SIZE of continents, a lot of people have really confused ideas about relative sized of continents in relation to each other. A graphic designed by Kai Krause went viral in some parts of the internet a while back, but in case you missed it, here it is:

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Here’s the whole thing, which has the original data input the graphic was made from, as well as this image of Europe superimposed on Africa, true to proportion:

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and this:

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The Peters World Map, introduced in the 70s, generated a lot of controversy because it shows the continents in true area and proportion. It can look oddly “squished” to many people used to a different map:

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Okay, we’ve discussed the size and proportion of land masses that humans occupy, and relative populousness of those land masses. But what about race? Well, in a lot of ways, the way we construct race is by skin color; dark or light. Here’s a (admittedly super generalizing) map of the world’s human population by approximate skin color. But it helps some people to see it [via Encyclopedia Brittanica]:

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Now, the “lightest skin” areas don’t necessarily reflect “white people” as we would think of it. Many East Asians and Indigenous people in the north (Inuit, Saami), have light skin.

There is no way to make an accurate estimate of what percentage of the world’s population now are what race because many, many nations do not take a census that records race. Trying to determine racial demographics from past eras, especially in Medieval or Ancient times when concepts like “white people” did. not. exist. is basically impossible, for all intents and purposes. Some people say that a third of the entire world’s population lived in Europe during say, the Middle Ages…as we can see that doesn’t necessarily mean “white people”. Moreover, what are we basing that on? Do they take Chinese documents into account? What about the documents from the library of Timbuktu, which as far as I know are still being explored, cataloged, and translated?

Let’s revisit the question. "Are there poc from history that weren’t slaves or serv[a]nts?"

Now, let’s flip the question: For the entirety of human history, was the majority of the world’s population subject to a minority of the world’s population?

The answer is, of course, no. The expectation that there would be a finite list of exceptions to enslavement and servitude on the part of ALL people of color for the ENTIRETY of human history is based on our current views of the world, based on what we have been taught, and HOW we have been taught it.

These expectations are shaped by the media we consume and create.

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These expectations are created by an education curricula for history that begins in Europe, a Europe that is supposedly isolated geographically and culturally, despite the fact that it isn’t even separated by water from Asia.

American history begins with “first contact” or “discovery”, with almost no mention of the political or social history of the continent before being “discovered”. The terminology used in most books and documentaries is definitively Eurocentric: “We” discovered “The Other”. We divide time and space into “The Old World” and “The New World.” WHO, exactly, was this “world” NEW to?

What I would *love* to see is an analysis of how many classes that use books that DO cover non-European history, SKIP those histories because “there’s no time”. I am in a rather unique position to witness this, and have come to believe that this is a very common practice in American/U.S. classrooms. Because learning the same five things about the Revolutionary War and World War 2 for six years in a row takes precedence over learning even the most basic facts about anything regarding World History. WHY do we learn the same things over and over? WHY do we know what we know? WHO wrote it down and said this is not just truth, but The Truth?

I’m not asking these questions because I know the answers…I don’t, really. I’m asking them because I want this questioning habit to spread as far as it can. This blog covers only the teeniest, tiniest portion of human history! The focus is incredibly narrow, because I am only one person. But look how much can be amassed in terms of knowledge, in terms of forming new questions, just by ONE person! A whole generation of people are becoming adults right now, and they should be full of questions. Who is going to write the history for the generation after this one? Can you do better?

Can we do better?

I believe with all my heart that we can.

Mar 24 '14

calistablack:

Imagine if Sirius could have raised Harry and when he sent a howler to him in his second year for driving the car to school.

"I’M NOT EVEN MAD, I’M ACTUALLY IMPRESSED. MERLIN’S BLOODY BALLS I’M PROUD."

And Remus in the background “SIRIUS NO.”

YISSSSS