October222014

politicalhexkitten:

Tbh money would solve all of my problems right now like I could move out and pay for school and take care of my mental health and overall I would just be happy and in a better place so I get really annoyed when people are like “money can’t make you happy” uh you obviously never experienced financial instability and dependence so please shut the fuck up you pretentious shit.

(via kenmasanxieties)

hm yes 

10AM

get to know me meme: [4/5] favorite movies » atlantis: the lost empire

"Of course, it’s been my experience, when you hit bottom, the only place left to go is up." 

(via wizzard890)

10AM

Vopnvæðing lögreglu

Allt í lagi.

Fylgi mér einhverjir íslendingar vil ég benda á að lögreglan á höfuðborgasvæðinu hefur fengið að “gjöf”/keypt 150-200 hríðskotabyssur frá Norðmönnum og er verið að ræða um að þær verði lögreglumönnum aðgengilegar.

Ég get ekki ímyndað mér að þetta sé góð hugmynd, enda byssueign á Íslandi lág og ekki virðist vera nein þörf á slíkri yfirgengilegri vopnvæðingu. Eins og hefur sést á þeim löndum þar sem vopnvæðing er mikil (ég er ekki beint að tala um Bandaríkin en jú, ég er að tala um Bandaríkin) virðist vopnuð lögregla skapa miklu fleiri vandamál heldur en hún leysir. Auk þess treysti ég ekki íslenskri lögreglu (eða nokkri lögreglu) fyrir slíkum vopnum og aðgengi að þeim. Það er ástæða fyrir því að skilgreint er á milli “hers” og “lögregluembættis”.

Komin er af stað undirskriftalisti um að setja málið fyrir þjóðaratkvæðagreiðslu.

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rincewindsapprentice:

Some people love to shut down people who talk about trans and intersex issues by saying that they’re “only 1% of the population” and thus can be ignored since they “aren’t statistically significant enough.”

By that logic, we can now systematically ignore:

  • Redheads
  • The entire state of Rhode Island
  • Anyone who makes over $500,000 a year
  • Pacific Islanders
  • Australia

(via chekhovandowl)

October212014
4PM

whowasntthere:

championofazura:

Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales. 

Women, traumatize others. You are a dragon. You are a wolf. You are a bump in the night. You are the last thing they see in the darkness. You are all of these things and more, you are the heart of their fucking nightmares.

(Source: sapphiology, via seiya234)

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wtfeveridgaf:

jumpingbutnotforjoy:

Goth

Out of every pun and play on words I’ve seen on this site, this is the one that makes me so unreasonably angry.

wtfeveridgaf:

jumpingbutnotforjoy:

Goth

Out of every pun and play on words I’ve seen on this site, this is the one that makes me so unreasonably angry.

(Source: lysergicyugen, via kenmasanxieties)

4PM

justsayins:

idyllspace:

theubergrump:

I keep seeing stuff about Lord of the Flies going around

Obviously, the individual experiences of the people making the posts - re: teachers, lessons, the way they were forced to study the book - aren’t up for debate

but like, I feel that people might not have the whole story here and as someone who knows far too much about literature, I wanted to talk about it a little

Sir William Golding wrote Lord of the Flies in response to an earlier novel called The Coral Island. In The Coral Island, a small group of upper-class British boys from a boarding school get stranded on an island and have an absolutely wonderful time. They look back on it as a fond adventure, where they had a little vacation, invented things, and generally made their well-bred high society English parents proud.

Sir William Golding read that novel and was disgusted by the way that R. M. Ballantyne used the plot as a huge essay on the superior intellect and higher morality of English folk (read: white people). The boys in The Coral Island eventually have to seek the aid of Christian missionaries (who are there to convert the local Polynesian populace) to save them from the natives who are written as raping pillaging amoral cannibals.

Sir William Golding set out to write a more realistic novel, by the way, using the same names for his main characters as Ballantyne did (although Golding’s characters are slightly younger). So, all the posts about Lord of the Flies showing the “human condition” insofar as it pertains to young middle-class British boys who grew up in a boarding house in the middle of the Cold War are correct. But I get the feeling that most people don’t realize that was the point of the novel.

Lord of the Flies was meant as a huge “fuck you” to the ingrained belief that English people are the most noble and wise of all people and thus incapable of descending into savagery. I doubt it was ever meant to be a sweeping generalized metaphor for the universal savage nature of humanity, and shame on the teachers who force that interpretation on their students.

So, really, Golding essentially created a transformative works remix of The Coral Island because it made him so angry.

So you know what would have been super cool? If I’d actually been taught this part in school.

10AM

nicedildo:

halfrican—queen:

kkristoff:

cold-never-bothered-me-anyways:

Arabian Little Red Riding Hood with a red hijab

A Japanese Snow White with her coveted pale skin and shiny black hair

Mexican Cinderella with colorful Mexican glass blown slippers

Greek Beauty and the Beast where Beast is a minotaur

Culture-bent fairy tales that keep key canonical characteristics

GIVE ME THESE I M M E D I A T E L Y

Afro-Caribbean Rapunzel with 75-ft-long dreads.

(Source: spookymoonwitch, via kenmasanxieties)

10AM

rebelwithoutabroom:

Harry Potter AU in which Remus Lupin doesn’t leave Hogwarts after Snape tells everyone he’s a werewolf

instead, he fucking stays where he belongs

and, as the howlers start coming, insults exploding at the teacher’s table every morning like clockwork, the students take notice. They see Lupin’s face, and he’s not even angry, he looks fucking resigned to it, like he deserves it.

So, the students take matters into their own hands. 

"You’re the best teacher EVER" is heard on a Monday morning, followed by a “We really like your classes” on Tuesday and “Thanks for being such a cool guy. AND FOR THE CHOCOLATES” on Wednesday.

by Friday, things have escalated to the point that you can’t  go ten minutes without a howler bursting and showering Lupin in compliments.

(It’s a whole month before the fateful “YOU HAVE A VERY CUTE ASS, 10/10 WOULD BANG! ” and the subsequent banning of all howlers for the teachers.

Snape has never looked more constipated in his life.)

(via potterheadcanon)

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  • mercutio: i can see what's happening
  • benvolio: what?
  • mercutio: and they don't have a clue!
  • benvolio: stop
  • mercutio: they'll fall in love and here's the bottom line -- our trio's down to two
  • benvolio: people are dying
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