julie marie





I bought my friend an elephant for their room.

They said “Thank you.”

I said “Don’t mention it.”

Is there a joke here that 15 thousand people get but I don’t?



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1 day ago · 369,878 notes · originally slutdust

Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable."
Sometimes, I Just Don’t Have Time for Individual Fights | this ain’t livin’ (via brutereason)

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I’m killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness."
Bill Watterson (via feellng)
1 day ago · 1,267 notes · originally feellng

Just having a laugh at the graveyard.

Just having a laugh at the graveyard.

Competence is an important issue for INTJs. They have a need to feel they are able to do everything very well and to appear competent to others.

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Fleas always choose the most inopportune moments to jump to your attention.

Fleas always choose the most inopportune moments to jump to your attention.

I tried not to ship it."
— me before becoming shipper trash (via spookiis)

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1 week ago · 14,295 notes · originally spookiis



Gordon Parks - Black Muslim Protest, 1963 (via)

This was 51 years ago. Has anything really changed?



Gordon Parks - Black Muslim Protest, 1963 (via)

This was 51 years ago. Has anything really changed?

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1 week ago · 120 notes · originally bitebackblog



Don’t buy a girl flowers. Flowers die. Buy her a dragon.


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Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can’t forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released."
— Natalie Goldberg (via quotethat)
1 week ago · 5,292 notes · originally quotethat

rosamund pike, photographed by frederic auerback
"i’ve always been an outsider. most actors tend to be.
we can pretend to be a part of the crowd, but we never are.”

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1 week ago · 2,835 notes · originally lastisle

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I just don’t understand where this concept of ‘fake geek girls’ came from. Like, AT ALL.

Cus when I look for fandom related stuff like 90% of the fan art and the fanfiction and the meta, zines, comics, etc. Like 90% of the shit that I’ve seen is created by women & girls.

And all that stuff take’s a lot of work and research and critical analysis and staring at reference photos for hours.

We are literally the most well versed and invested group in the fandom. So, like, What the fuck boys? You mad you can’t keep up?

I saw an argument, and I can’t find it now, but it totally made sense, that there’s a gender split in fandom. Male fandom tends to be a curator fandom; male fandom collects, organizes, and memorizes facts and figures. Male fandom tends to be KEEPERS of the canon; the fandom places great weight on those who have the biggest collection, the deepest knowledge of obscure subjects, the first appearances, creators, character interactions.

Female fandom is creative. Females create fanart, cosplay, fanwritings. Female fandom ALTERS canon, for the simple reason that canon does not serve female fandom. In order for it to fit the ‘outsider’ (female, queer, POC), the canon must be attacked and rebuilt, and that takes creation.

"Male" fandom devalues this contribution to fandom, because it is not the ‘right’ kind of fandom. "Girls only cosplay for attention, they’re not REAL fans!" "Fanfiction is full of stupid Mary Sues, girls only do it so they can make out with the main character!" "I, a male artist, have done this pin-up work and can put it in my portfolio! You, a female artist, have drawn stupid fanart, and it’s not appropriate to use as a professional reference!"

In the mind of people who decry the ‘fake geek girl,’ this fandom is not as worthy. It damages, or in their mind, destroys the canon. What is the point of memorizing every possible romantic entanglement of heterosexual white Danny Rand if someone turns around and creates a fanwork depicting him as a bisexual female of Asian descent (thus subverting Rand’s creepy ‘white savior’ origins)? When Danny Rand becomes Dani Rand, their power is lessened. What is important to them ceases to be the focus of the discussion. Creation and curatorship can work in tandom, but typically, in fandom, they are on opposite poles.

This is not to say that there aren’t brilliant male cosplayers or smashing female trivia experts, this is to say that the need of the individual fan is met with opposing concepts: In order for me to find myself in comics, I need to make that space for myself, and that is a creative force. Het white cis males are more likely to do anything possible to defend and preserve the canon because the canon is built to cater to them.

This is genuinely the best post I have ever read.

Comment bolded by me because effing important that’s why.

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The longer and more carefully we look at a funny story, the sadder it becomes."
Nikolai Gogol (via feellng)
1 week ago · 852 notes · originally feellng

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