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July 01 2017

mockingbirdie:

do you ever just sit around and think I’m in my twenties.

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m82-barrett:

Lady Aurelia Hammerlock 

You tried to take control
But you couldn’t with a stolen soul
So we’re coming after you tonight
Coming after you tonight
No word he could uphold
Cause the only truth he ever told
Was that there’s far too many ways to die
Far too many ways to die
(Lost in his memories the end in sight)

Fuck I forgot how good the lyrics the dear hunter’s songs have. 

An earlier gem from this song

An imitation of a man he left to die face down in the mud
(Such venom coursing through his veins)

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cgmfindings:

Victorian brass inkstand in the form of a lobster
c. 1900

estelles:

umm i need reassurance that my presence is wanted but i can’t ask for reassurance because that’s really Embarrassing and it wouldn’t feel genuine if i asked for it

June 30 2017

indiandaughter:

i’ll pay you $7 to have a crush on me

digivolvin:

u know i’ve expressed my love for fake married/fake dating many, many times but like. is anything better. is anything better on this earth. does any trope or genre truly care for us quite like this one. let us reflect on a few of the gifts that fake married/dating consistently gives us:

  • character a asks “hey, will you pretend to be my date for a week for [convoluted excuse that could easily be solved without a fake relationship]?” character b, fully convinced of the futility of their DEEP AND UNREQUITED LOVE, figures this’ll be a chance to spend time with them and possibly put their feelings to rest. character b is always wrong & it is always amazing.
  • having to SHARE A LIVING SPACE FOR ARBITRARY FIC REASONS. having to see eachother in their pajamas first thing in the morning, messy haired, drowsy eyed and soft faced. going from “you can have the bathroom first” to brushing their teeth beside eachother and feeling like this closeness has always existed (at the same time, painfully aware that it won’t always). 
  • related to the last one — “”practicing”” their casual touching so that it’s easier when they’re in public. feeling SWOOPS OF ARDOR AND AGONY when they feel the brush of a hand on their neck, or an arm loop around their waist. don’t you love how fake marrieds/dates are always method actors who must FULLY INHABIT their roles. i love it. i live for it. 
  • bed sharing. :^) we all pretend we’re bigger than this but we are not. 
  • “kiss me while everyone’s looking.”
  • the character who wasn’t aware they were in love (maybe always had been) until the fake relationship is in full swing, realizing they have to sort their feelings out before their time together is up. sometimes they succeed and angst is minimal. most of the time they don’t, really.
  • telling eachother “i love you” in public and meaning it, heart aching over it, but bELIEVING THE OTHER 2 BE ACTING. my soul is still 15, this garbage still gets me. u don’t get pining better than this.
  • the days leading up to the end of the arrangement where one of them, still confused and muddy about their Feelings and unsure how to break things off, stiffens to the casual, reflexive touching and puts their walls back up. the other one accepts and respects this as the end of their agreement and squashes back down all the hope they ever had, stuffs it next to the heartbreak they’re ignoring deep in their chest. 
  • when they realize they’re actually fully and enthusiastically mutual about the way they feel and it’s, like, two parts euphoria and one part agony because they just cannOT BELIEVE, the happiness tears them in two. maybe there are weepy or laughing kisses. i don’t know but i’m usually invested like 2000%. i love fake dating/marrieds. 
  • I LOVE EM.

SEND ME AN EMOJI

victoriakindergarten:

👑 - You intimidate me
🌹 - You fascinate me
💙 - I want to be your friend
💚 - You’re one of my best friends
💖 - I have a crush on you
🍦 - Your blog is great
🍰 - I wish we were closer
🍩 - I wish you knew I existed
👡 - You’re pretty
🎀 - You make me smile

💥 - I don’t like you
❌ - You have a bad attitude
🔥 - I wish you would delete

🍉 - I wanna talk to you more
🍒 - I wanna be in your friend group
🍓 - I wanna get to know you better

elizacassan
 
elizacassan  fuck it i’m gonna…
Ah nice idea….idek whats cheap on steam rn but id recc va11halla and dishonored

got dishonored, the other’s on the wishlist <3

i unno yet. some hitman stuff, basically going for the most bang for my buck off my wishlist and go for stuff that’s under like. 5 bucks. 

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funnygamememes:

This is me trying to budget my money

fuck it i’m gonna go buy myself a steam gift card lmao. happy early birthday to me, i’m depressed and going to go splurge on on sale games. 

Need a distraction, and @coffee-and-cogs​ tagged me so why not. 

Name: Leslie

Nickname: Les

Zodiac sign: Cancer

Height: 5′7 

Orientation: I still go by lesbian even though i’m NB? idk. I like girls. (usually my best buds but. you know)

Ethnicity: White.

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Favourite fruit:  Watermelon, peach, strawberries, lemons

Favourite season: Winter. I like the snow, I like the cold. Then spring cause plants. 

Favourite book series: I haven’t read any series in a while, and my tastes are far different from when I was a kid… maybe Tamora Pierce’s Protector of The Small series?

Favourite flower: Poppies, Roses, and Carnations

Favourite scent: Rain on sand, Petrichor, and Lemon

Favourite colour: Orange! 

Favourite animals: Cats, Crows, Swallows, Magpies, Blue Jays, Red Wing Blackbirds, Cardinals, Sparrows, Crabs, Horseshoe Crabs

Coffee, tea or cocoa: Tea and Cocoa

Average sleep hours: About nine hours inter spaced with periods of waking up. 

Cat or dog person: Cats, I’ve had bad experiences with dogs, and I only trust about one dog, one of my oldest friend’s pup, Scout. I love the look of dogs! Like huskies and corgis are really cute to look at, but I can’t handle dogs.

Favourite fictional characters: I can give you a good smattering. Zelos (Tales of Symphonia,) Francis, Eliza (DXHR,) GLADoS (Portal,) SHODAN (System Shock,) Angel, Gaige, Fiona, Claptrap (Borderlands,) Maxwell, Wendy, Walani, (Don’t Starve,) Rival Silver (Pokemon). I like brilliant ladies who may or may not be AIs some of which who hate people, and sarcastic idiots.

Number of blankets you sleep with: Two, both quilts I’ve been given as gifts. 

Dream trip: Does a long journey to see all of my friends in person count? 

Blog created: Um, well first blog (which I only moved my name cause of reasons) was made freshman year of HS so about six years ago? 

Number of followers: 248? 

Tag: @lavender-soul if she wants to? if anyone else does go ahead, I just do these for fun anyway.

June 28 2017

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hamletmachine:

Motorcycle lesbians  ♀ ♀

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teaganwhite:

“The Cup Of His Murders Is Flowing Over And In His Coat Shall Be Many Curses”, 12"x16", gouache and watercolor on paper. Come see these rabbit buddies and more paintings by me, Erica Williams, Cate Andrews, Alison George, and Jen Lobo, TONIGHT at Nucleus Portland, 5-8PM

I Don't Know How To Explain To You That You Should Care About Other People

seriouslyamerica:

Personally, I’m happy to pay an extra 4.3% for my fast food burger if it means the person making it for me can afford to feed their own family. If you aren’t willing to fork over an extra 17 cents for a Big Mac, you’re a fundamentally different person than I am.

I’m perfectly content to pay taxes that go toward public schools, even though I’m childless and intend to stay that way, because all children deserve a quality, free education. If this seems unfair or unreasonable to you, we are never going to see eye to eye.

If I have to pay a little more with each paycheck to ensure my fellow Americans can access health care? SIGN ME UP. Poverty should not be a death sentence in the richest country in the world. If you’re okay with thousands of people dying of treatable diseases just so the wealthiest among us can hoard still more wealth, there is a divide between our worldviews that can never be breached.

June 27 2017

kyrie-eleeson:

borrowedbookshelf:

allthecanadianpolitics:

pom-seedss:

beachdeath:

i worry that the way we talk about stonewall decontextualizes the event itself - that saying “the first pride was a riot” implicitly disconnects the raid on stonewall from the fact that similar raids on gay bars had been happening for decades prior, and that lgbt activists had been actively resisting police violence all the while, at the risk of their lives and livelihoods and reputations.

police oppression of gay people did not begin in 1969, and gay resistance to police oppression did not begin with the stonewall riots. that’s not to minimize the extreme importance of stonewall, of course, or the indelible contributions to our history and safety that were made by activists like sylvia rivera and marsha p. johnson and miss major griffin-gracy and stormé delarverie. but they were standing on the shoulders of decades and decades of leaders and activists who had come before them, who had fought and died and endured total brutality at the hands of homophobic police.

gay bars, as much as they were allowed to exist in the decades prior to stonewall, were persistently targeted by undercover police officers and by violent raids. in los angeles, from the mid-1940s onward, the LAPD employed out-of-work actors to pretend to be gay and infiltrate these spaces, solicit men for sex, and then book them on charges of public indecency.

the police department would give these officers quotas to meet on a weekly basis - round up and jail a certain number of homosexuals, or else. frequently, they would arrest men simply for appearing gay, or for having the bad luck to walk through a park or use a bathroom known as a gay cruising spot. this policy was a cash cow like none other, because these men would always plead guilty, would always agree to pay hefty fines in order to settle the matter and keep it quiet and avoid having their reputations ruined.

and the police would stop at nothing to bully people into pleading guilty. it was commonplace for police to handcuff their charges, shove them into the backseat of their cruisers, and then drive in circles for hours, looping to the outskirts and back, intimidating and harassing them all the way. by the time they finally pulled up at the police station and booked their charges, they would be so shaken by the abuse they’d just experienced that they’d plead guilty without a second thought, cough up whatever money they could spare in order to go free. 

in less extreme cases, police officers would simply verbally abuse the men they’d arrested, but just as often, the officers would physically beat, sexually abuse, or rape these men. oftentimes, the sexual abuse and rape would be part of the arrest itself - an officer would solicit sex from a man, the man would turn him down, and the officer would force him into sex anyway and then report that the man had initiated it.

like, this was daily fucking life for lgbt people for decades before stonewall. and fledgling gay activists fought it with everything they had, early. in 1952, the los angeles mattachine society established the Citizens Committee to Outlaw Police Entrapment after one of their founders, dale jennings, was stalked home by an officer, sexually assaulted in his own bedroom, and then booked for public indecency. rather than simply plead guilty, jennings chose to contest the charges and take them to trial - a totally unprecedented move - with the aid of socialist lawyer george shibley. and the jury voted 11-1 for acquittal, and he walked free. in 1952. seventeen years before stonewall.

but this shit kept happening, everywhere, for decades - new york city didn’t end its policy of police entrapment of lgbt citizens until the mid-1970s. and all the while, there was organized resistance. all the while, organizations like the mattachine society and street transvestite action revolutionaries fought back. 

it’s super, super convenient for heterosexual society to claim that there was just one inciting incident, and one moment of spontaneous, courageous resistance, that sparked the gay rights movement as we know it today. but we can’t fall into that trap. there were decades of brutal, violent police oppression, and there were decades of structured, well-organized resistance to that oppression. 

for a long time, the gay struggle against police violence was the only fight there was. in the late 1940s, at the dawn of formal organization, nobody was agitating for their right to live openly as gay or avoid employment discrimination or get married or adopt children. the movement emerged in opposition to the systematized detainment and torture and rape of gay people by police. 

and that is why lgbt people don’t owe the police shit, and why any police department with the audacity to demand time and space in a pride parade needs to be met with loud, unequivocal resistance. not because of one raid or one riot, but because of decades and decades of unapologetic brutality.

@allthecanadianpolitics Relevant to the recent Toronto Pride discussions. If people think this was exclusively a US problem, they are sorely mistaken about Canadian history.

Good information. Thank you.

Adding onto this, around the same time Stonewall was going on all of this was also going on in Canada:

What the ‘lavender scare’ tells us about Pride and its future

Also:

How 1981 Toronto bathhouse raids galvanized gay community

Also:

Canada ‘poured thousands and thousands’ into ‘fruit machine’ — a wildly unsuccessful attempt at gaydar

Also:

How Canada tried to purge its queers

If any one is looking for a more in depth read about state violence against queer people in Canada, I recommend The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation by Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile.

“From the 1950s to the late 1990s, agents of the state spied on, interrogated, and harassed gays and lesbians in Canada, employing social ideologies and other practices to construct their target – people who deviated from the so-called norm – as threats to society and enemies of the state.

Reconstructed from official security regime documents released through the Access to Information Act and interviews with gays, lesbians, civil servants, and high-ranking officials, The Canadian War on Queers offers a passionate, personalized account of a national security campaign that violated people’s civil rights and freedoms in an attempt to regulate their sexual practices. Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile disclose not only the acts of state repression that accompanied the Canadian war on queers but also forms of resistance that raise questions about just whose security was being protected and about national security as an ideological practice. “ (Source)

Also the Gay archives in Quebec is a group trying to create a gay history so we know our roots in Quebec.

And the exposition “Revolution” at the Museum of fine arts has a section dedicated to the riots of lgbtqa activists and the decriminalization of homosexuality by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau government.

And let’s not forget that just before the Montreal Olympics they arrested 200gays to “clean the city” before the event…

http://www.fugues.com/246467-article-il-y-a-40-ans-200-gais-etaient-emprisonnes-avant-les-jo-de-montreal.html

beachdeath:

i worry that the way we talk about stonewall decontextualizes the event itself - that saying “the first pride was a riot” implicitly disconnects the raid on stonewall from the fact that similar raids on gay bars had been happening for decades prior, and that lgbt activists had been actively resisting police violence all the while, at the risk of their lives and livelihoods and reputations.

police oppression of gay people did not begin in 1969, and gay resistance to police oppression did not begin with the stonewall riots. that’s not to minimize the extreme importance of stonewall, of course, or the indelible contributions to our history and safety that were made by activists like sylvia rivera and marsha p. johnson and miss major griffin-gracy and stormé delarverie. but they were standing on the shoulders of decades and decades of leaders and activists who had come before them, who had fought and died and endured total brutality at the hands of homophobic police.

gay bars, as much as they were allowed to exist in the decades prior to stonewall, were persistently targeted by undercover police officers and by violent raids. in los angeles, from the mid-1940s onward, the LAPD employed out-of-work actors to pretend to be gay and infiltrate these spaces, solicit men for sex, and then book them on charges of public indecency.

the police department would give these officers quotas to meet on a weekly basis - round up and jail a certain number of homosexuals, or else. frequently, they would arrest men simply for appearing gay, or for having the bad luck to walk through a park or use a bathroom known as a gay cruising spot. this policy was a cash cow like none other, because these men would always plead guilty, would always agree to pay hefty fines in order to settle the matter and keep it quiet and avoid having their reputations ruined.

and the police would stop at nothing to bully people into pleading guilty. it was commonplace for police to handcuff their charges, shove them into the backseat of their cruisers, and then drive in circles for hours, looping to the outskirts and back, intimidating and harassing them all the way. by the time they finally pulled up at the police station and booked their charges, they would be so shaken by the abuse they’d just experienced that they’d plead guilty without a second thought, cough up whatever money they could spare in order to go free. 

in less extreme cases, police officers would simply verbally abuse the men they’d arrested, but just as often, the officers would physically beat, sexually abuse, or rape these men. oftentimes, the sexual abuse and rape would be part of the arrest itself - an officer would solicit sex from a man, the man would turn him down, and the officer would force him into sex anyway and then report that the man had initiated it.

like, this was daily fucking life for lgbt people for decades before stonewall. and fledgling gay activists fought it with everything they had, early. in 1952, the los angeles mattachine society established the Citizens Committee to Outlaw Police Entrapment after one of their founders, dale jennings, was stalked home by an officer, sexually assaulted in his own bedroom, and then booked for public indecency. rather than simply plead guilty, jennings chose to contest the charges and take them to trial - a totally unprecedented move - with the aid of socialist lawyer george shibley. and the jury voted 11-1 for acquittal, and he walked free. in 1952. seventeen years before stonewall.

but this shit kept happening, everywhere, for decades - new york city didn’t end its policy of police entrapment of lgbt citizens until the mid-1970s. and all the while, there was organized resistance. all the while, organizations like the mattachine society and street transvestite action revolutionaries fought back. 

it’s super, super convenient for heterosexual society to claim that there was just one inciting incident, and one moment of spontaneous, courageous resistance, that sparked the gay rights movement as we know it today. but we can’t fall into that trap. there were decades of brutal, violent police oppression, and there were decades of structured, well-organized resistance to that oppression. 

for a long time, the gay struggle against police violence was the only fight there was. in the late 1940s, at the dawn of formal organization, nobody was agitating for their right to live openly as gay or avoid employment discrimination or get married or adopt children. the movement emerged in opposition to the systematized detainment and torture and rape of gay people by police. 

and that is why lgbt people don’t owe the police shit, and why any police department with the audacity to demand time and space in a pride parade needs to be met with loud, unequivocal resistance. not because of one raid or one riot, but because of decades and decades of unapologetic brutality.

farmerthespian:

me: im a hermit!!! a big ol introvert!!!!!!

my mental illness: nah man your peers fucked you up in your youth and hermitness has become a coping mechanism, you actually crave constant interaction with the people you love

me (alone in my field):

fuck

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