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July 17 2017




Toni Morrison always talks about how she started writing books during this period when black men were writing screw-the-white-man books and how they were, in a way, obsessed with the white gaze. They were actually craving for this gaze. I remember during the discussion with Junot Diaz where she said about Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man - “invisible to whom? not to me.” And there is something about that…like I admire her because she seems to believe deeply, in a way that is so natural, that her gaze is more important than any other gaze (esp. white, patriarchal). Not to me, like I see you and it’s enough and it shouldn’t matter that other can see you. Others whose gaze has been deemed more significant, more concrete than mine and yours. And I’ve been thinking about it in terms of my writings lately. I write a lot about black women, about me (both being dense and immense subjects to write about.) Most of my writing about black women can be reduced to “no one cares about black women” “here are the many ways black women are invisible and erased.” I write a lot the global lack of curiosity people have about black women. By people I talk about non black women and maybe I shouldn’t care about it. Maybe I shouldn’t care about other people not caring about me, maybe I should feel like my own curiosity for myself is enough even if it feels lonely. And it’s true that black women interest, curiosity and concern for themselves and other black women is enough. It’s enough and it’s a lot. It links us to the rest of the world. I shouldn’t denigrate it, and I mostly don’t. I’ve always felt and thought that validation and affirmation from other black women were the most important things. But anyway I and we shouldn’t denigrate it, it’s enough. The gaze and the curiosity of a black woman for you is important and it makes you exist fully in the world. The gaze of a black woman is a restructuring force, gathers all the fragmented parts of your self and put them in order. It’s enough. 

The gaze of a black woman is a restructuring force…

That interview and discussion completely shifted the way I write tbh. She doesn’t write for white consumption and it’s like amazing how your writing shifts when you stop craving the white gaze.

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The potato has been genetically modified ever since scientists realized they could fight back blight that caused the Irish potato famine

ALL citrus fruits are GMO hybrids of the pomelo, mandarin, and citron- the only 3 original citrus. 

Most people have no idea what they’re talking about when they say they’re against GMO’s. No idea. 

We need to get around to realizing that genetic modification isnt contamination, or carcinogenic chemicals, or sludge, or evil godless mutations. They aren’t horrifying and they’re grown natural just like everything else. 

“i don’t buy anything with gmos,” said the woman walking her purebred pug






encouraging people to fact check would involve:

  • giving resources like websites that help fact checking,
  • giving instructions on how to fact check information they see on tumblr themselves
  • giving tips for spotting false information
  • giving a list of unreliable sources and satiricle websites that make joke articles (like the onion)
  • kindly pointing out false information without mocking people or calling them names

encouraging fact checking is not:

  • “lol tumblr would believe it if you told them that someone wrote gullbile on the ceiling above their head”
  • “lol this is what happens on a website that thinks school is oppressive”
  • “lol tumblr is so *insert ableist term here*”

Snopes is probably your best source for internet rumors and here’s a list of fake news sites

Most folks know that Fox News is not reliable despite, somehow, being a genuine news broadcaster but I’m always seeing The Daily Mail articles being passed around so keep in mind that TDM is just as bad as Fox News. 

When it comes to science news try to avoid general news, they usually either get it completely wrong or are very misleading. Try to find the journal it was originally published in or, at least, somewhere with the abstract. Science Direct, the U.S. National Library of Medicine, and the Wiley Online Library are good databases.

When you see social media screencaps make sure a link is included, if there’s no link try to find the source for yourself and if you can’t find it than don’t put any stock in it. It’s incredibly easy to falsify facebook, twitter, and even tumblr posts. 

To add,  here are Six Easy Ways to Tell If That Viral Story Is a Hoax 

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The @randygdub quote he is referring to is this prediction back in November

It’s like the Democrats like losing.

I freaking called it.  They’ve been paying attention and are prepared to throw “expendable” minorities to the wolves so they can appeal to the right.  I knew this was going to happen.  It also explains why they’ve been so silent about certain issues.  They never learn.  They’ll keep trying to use minorities as chess pieces and put us at risk, THIS is why you don’t trust liberals who talk about “reaching out” to white supremacists.  

July 16 2017

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No. He has the face of a friend.

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accurate depiction of peanuts attacking me with their cuteness

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Hidden Figures (2016) dir. Theodore Melfi


the rosaline + benvolio chase scene was rlly satisfying cause for the first time ever we get to see a pissed off woman in a period gown fuckin bolting through the streets while easily keeping up with and sometimes passing the dude not wearing sixty pounds of clothing and jewelry 

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“People work backwards from identity to policy positions” is an essential truth that shows why so much political analysis falls flat. I’ve heard multiple ex-Republicans say that the main reason conservatives deny climate change is because liberals care about it. It’s an issue pushed by effete Hollywood leftists and college hippies, so they’re against it because it makes you a real American to be against those people. 

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Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.


P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more


As I understand this ruling, it means that businesses now have to pay extra to ISPs to have access to their websites through that ISP provided at a reasonable speed. If you don’t pay, users’ access to your website will be slowed to a crawl - so independent people and small businesses can forget about getting onto that high speed access tier. 

This means that the American internet is going to be firmly under the control of those who have the most money. You’ll only get to see the content of those who can pay the ISPs to provide access at a reasonable speed. This means that you can expect to see skewed representation of just about everything, with those bigger businesses who can afford to pay ISPs a premium for access deciding what you can and cannot read, view and consume on the internet.

This is not something that we have in the UK. Our ISPs compete with each other to provide higher speeds, better services and lower prices, but because there’s a monopoly in the US of a few ISPs who provide services, they can afford to do this to you. You can’t go anywhere else, after all.

Everyone in the US needs to sign that petition, call their representatives, write angry letters and do whatever you can to tell your government that this ruling is Not Okay.

Maybe you guys are sick of this post but It’s really important to freelance artists and pretty much everyone who uses the internet, so here it is again.  \o0o/

trump era is gonna be hell

i dont want to pay for my memes.


@deadcatwithaflamethrower @poplitealqueen @phosphorescent-naidheachd @obaewankenope @shetanshadowwolf @dreamsofaini @shadow-spires @the-last-hair-bender Signal boost please? And sign the petition those who can?
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July 15 2017

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Rosaline Capulet + Making Escalus Jealous

ssc modern au


- Rosaline ‘DUMP HIM’ Capulet

- The Boys all hanging out at Romeo’s cos he’s That Rich Friend who decides to fly the whole squad to vegas on a bet

- Escalus is that dude who wears a suit to classes and pretends to have his life together but you find crying outside the club at 3am

- snapchat stories that start in gardens or trendy bars and end at A&E

- Romeo sneaking up to Juliet’s room via a rusty fire escape and breaking his ankle falling from it while trying to be impressive

- mercutio, watching from the alley below: PARKOUR!

- Ben, filming it all: should we post this before or after we take him to hospital

- Ros going to uni and rolling her eyes at everything that comes out of male students mouths and being like ‘excuse you I wasn’t fucking done talking’ whenever someone tries to interrupt her in seminars

- the boys gc name gets changed at least twice a day but the girl’s has been ‘at least we’re not montagues’ for 4 years until Juliet Does The Thing

- highlights of the boys gc names: ‘go hard or go capulet’ ‘verona’s angels’ ‘compulsory heterosexual romeo montague and the bi wonders’ ‘world famous s(ass)’ ‘whats longer our dicks or mercutios hair?’ ‘romeo’s dramatic wangsting support group’ ‘ben’s bitches’ ‘2/3 TraITOrs foR CApulETs’

- girl’s nights involving sleepovers and doing each others hair ft Isabella’s huge crush on Ros that everyone but Ros knows about

- excessively elaborate plans to break Juliet out of ‘Fort Capulet’

- getting like 100 snaps everytime Merc & Ben are plastered 

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“It’s just an oasis. A beautiful,… exciting,… romantic,…. oasis.”

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But Perralta doesn’t really get it, though.  That’s the part that really drives this scene home for me.  Perralta listens to this story and still lionizes that bigoted old reporter, because he’s not ready to hear the truth, that his hero is scum.   Perralta can shrug off this story and keep going, as he does, because that is what white privilege means: it means being able to listen politely and leave the racist experience.  Holt’s entire life is a racist experience.  

Perralta’s one of the Good Ones, but it’s not until Brogan actually calls his captain a “homo” in front of him that Perralta realizes and reacts.   Holt’s sharing his own story is not enough — Perralta needs to see bigotry in action before he recognizes it as real.  And isn’t that how our relationships with liberal white people always go?  They get it, but they don’t really get it.

 Brooklyn Nine Nine is a ludicrous comedy, but its emotional beats and complex relationshps are more honest and realistic than most dramas airing right now.

I love this show.

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Velocity 🌡🌡🌡

Nude sunbather injured in Townsville after eagle mistakes his testicles for turtle eggs


This entire article is one of the most comically stereotypical Australia Is A Bizarre, Burning Hellscape Filled With Deadpan Humour And Dangerous Wildlife things that I’ve ever read in real life, and even despite my sympathy for the victim, I cannot stop laughing.

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