Good grief, this is an outdated post that I thought wasn’t active and then I...– Second in a series of comments left on my ancient RapeLay post. The first one was, um, not pretty. And I’m not going to share it because it seems that enough of the people on my dashboard have seen so much rape apologism today as to already want to crawl under something and die, without me sharing...
I am really nervous right now. I am totally nervous right now. I really really want to hear from York U ASAP because today is my deadline to respond to McMaster U on whether I’ll be taking up their offer. And to be frank, I don’t really know which one is better to go to?! I have no clue. But I kinda want to go to York U more?! But York hasn’t gotten back to me AT ALL (except on the 12th to tell...
Convicted Rapist Hopes His Victims Will Learn to... →
thecurvature: jhameia: thecurvature: Far more than I’m surprised by his comments, I’m surprised by the fact that the media seems to be almost as appalled as I am. The statement isn’t just printed in the article, it’s featured in quite a few headlines. His words are referred to as “startling” and the “revulsion” of listeners is carefully noted. And while relieved that for once ...
Convicted Rapist Hopes His Victims Will Learn to... →
thecurvature: Far more than I’m surprised by his comments, I’m surprised by the fact that the media seems to be almost as appalled as I am. The statement isn’t just printed in the article, it’s featured in quite a few headlines. His words are referred to as “startling” and the “revulsion” of listeners is carefully noted. And while relieved that for once publications aren’t just parroting...
Human ovulation captured on camera →
(via amandaw) *sits and stares* PEOPLE, THIS HAPPENS IN HUMAN BODIES.
You are more likely to be friends with someone who has more friends than with...– Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do | Psychology Today I’m not going to pretend I understand this bit.
You know what? →
amandaw: I thought my parents were jackasses for doing this, and told them as much, when I was 15. […] Honestly, it is only a white person who can so proudly and easily declare hir race “human.” Because white people ARE “the human race”. That’s exactly what white supremacy argues! That white people are human, and non-white people are something else. The entire reason “human race” resonates so...
Sexist: So I was eating dinner with my boyfriend the other day and I started...– Okay, so I did not mention it before, but this interview at Amanda’s is amazing. And my thoughts on it are threefold: I’m really glad Fucking While Feminist is becoming a hot thing to cover, because I am all about reading and/or writing on these topics, obvs, and I’m not going to do the “writing”...
Live like you're on a golden bridge for 1000...
I keep feeling that "accept", which is a word people use a lot in that context, is exactly the wrong word to use
I mean... are you saying that it's right?
Jaymee: yeah, exactly
i think they more tolerate it
Tariq: what does one mean when one tells another person to "accept" things the way things are?
i get the feeling of
"Just give it up, it wont change and you'll only make yourself more unhappy by thinking about changing things"
Tariq: except that if you think it, and you explore it, the entire premise of existence is pain. it doesn't make the pain and the injustice right.
it means that you can't do anything about it.
Jaymee: oh, shut up, i just came out of 10 years of telling myself that life is pain and suffering
that's one of those things which sickened me about buddhism XD
Tariq: yeah, well, it's not just pain and suffering!
I mean, come on!
if life is all about pain and suffering suicide's a best bet.
Tariq: I mean, this is my upbringing as a Muslim, yeah. you're going to get pain and suffering and injustice.
but then there's pleasure and joy and happiness.
Jaymee: yeah, we dont get that in buddhism
not theravadan buddhism anyway
Tariq: and in any case
there's this metaphor about how life is a golden bridge
for Muslims anyway
a bridge linking the alam azali and alam barzakh
and all the commentators are going, "Oh, life is transition, it isn't permanent."
and I'm like, "HELLO. GOLDEN FUCKING BRIDGE."
Tariq: Yeah, it's not gonna be there forever!
yeah, it's not all fun and games, and you get no rest!
Tariq: HELLO, this is your only chance to make a difference to where you go in the end.
OF MOTHERFUCKIN GOLD
Tariq: DO YOU KNOW HOW VALUABLE IT IS?
in any case.
Jaymee: this is tumblr'd
before you do that
there's another saying from Muhammad
"Live like you will live for a thousand years, worship like you will die tomorrow."
commentators are all "Oh, you know, take it easy with life, worship like a loon."
and I'm like
Tariq: PLEASE IF I KNOW I WAS GONNA LIVE FOR A 1000 YEARS I'M GONNA LIVE LIKE A FUCKING SUPERSTAR
1000 FUCKING YEARS
Tariq: ALSO, LONG-TERM PLANNING WILL BE AWESOME
Jaymee: i thought 'cos you know, if you live 1000 years sure you can make a difference
so live like you can make a difference
YOU'D BE LIKE A MOTHER FUCKING HERO
the Muslims get all these awesome aphorisms
and WE FUCK IT ALL UP
and WE FUCK IT ALL UP
Jaymee: well, not all of you
Tariq: yes well.
I mean granted our metaphysics leaks holes like nobody's business
I mean come on, Neoplatonism? Don't make me laugh, dude!
feel free to strip out the context and tumblr the shit out of this XD
Jaymee: clearly this conversation must become the basis of a Steampunk Nusantara entry
annaoverseas: meloukhia: annaoverseas: Not to mention We have a wine industry thank you very much. This is going to take a post of its own to correct. Let me help you with this: California: Kicked ass in the Judgment of Paris and has been kicking ass ever since. Nova Scotia: Judgment of what? California: 816,000 acres of vineyards. Nova Scotia: 400, soon to be ‘increasing’ to 1,000. ...
meloukhia: annaoverseas: meloukhia: Is this man your Governor? I think not. Please, tell me more about the Nova Scotia wine country! I’m sorry, what’s that? You don’t have one? Too bad. Did you just DISS NOVA SCOTIA using The Govenator? Oh, mel. Oh, mel. This is… this is just unacceptable. Not to mention We have a wine industry thank you very much. This is going to take a post of...
reblog with: PIRATES or NINJAS
annaoverseas: shiyiya: annaoverseas: shiyiya: annaoverseas: shiyiya: isabelthespy: the correct answer, by the way, is MOTHERFUCKING PIRATES, OBVIOUSLY. but if anyone wants to be wrong on the internet, be my guest. PIRATES. And you should go find some music by Alestorm and listen to it RIGHT NOW. SCOTTISH PIRATE METAL. You are a pirate. The pirates who don’t do anything! He’s...
"13 Ways of Looking at Liz Lemon" was going to be... →
isabelthespy: katoleary: (via sadydoyle) This is very, very good and made me realize that, unlike basically everyone I know, I do not at all relate to Liz Lemon, despite that I enjoy a Snuggie and am frequently desirous of cheese. I have more thoughts on this and also as to why the character with whom I continue to identify most is Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, although I think I have...
annaoverseas: shiyiya: kaninchenzero: telegantmess: jadedhippy: stfuconservatives: hortenseg: Sometimes I just want the ghost of Benjamin Franklin to come back and slap the shit out of some of these Congressmen. And when he’s done, he can yell something like, “Don’t ever quote me again, you shit. Oh, you got something to say to me? Email it to me at Nobody Gives A Fuck @ Your...
The absolute most I have ever wanted to kill every...
isabelthespy: - was in eleventh grade, when we were discussing Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy,” which is probably in my top five favorite poems of all time for reasons having nothing to do with poetry and everything to do with my life, and gratitude for a dead woman who would have understood me, or this part of me. The teacher decided to use this poem to discuss the way a poet’s biographical information...
Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the...– - God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, by Kurt Vonnegut I’ve never read the story, but it’s just a great thing to say to babies.
Can We Stop?
meloukhia: Please. Please. PLEASE. Can we STOP referring to conservative opponents of the health insurance bill as “crazy” “loony” “insane” “batshit crazy” etc.? PLEASE? They are extremists. They are bigots. They are assholes. They are frightening. They are wildly inappropriate. They are inflammatory. Hateful. All of these things are true. I have mental illnesses. Many people I know and love...
Dear Phlegm-y Cough
june85: walex: I hate you. You make me want to vomit. You make my eyes turned bright red and water. You make my throat feel like sandpaper. Please never visit me again. Sincerely, Alex ……….Ladies? Avoid Milk, it promotes phlegm. Attempt to drink some coke it might help reduce phlegm. Phlegm is the worst part of being sick. And, of course, DRINK LOTS OF WATER.
I am Irish. I do not celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
sadydoyle: jhameia: Wait, wait, Sady, I do not understand - why should having an identity one identifies strongly with entail actual discrimination? Well, in a perfect world, everybody would be able to identify more or less strongly with Their Stuff as it suits them! Like: I really, really like being a girl. As you may have guessed, being a girl is pretty important to me. I am like 99.9999%...
I am Irish. I do not celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
sadydoyle: So I kind of feel like “Irish,” now and here, in the era of the shittiest bar in town always being an “Irish pub,” and New Age people getting all keen on the Celtic decorations and heavily revised Irish mythology, and people getting Really Super Into Being Irish on St. Patrick’s, is this weird kind of… “minstrelsy” is probably the wrong word, right? But it’s people yearning for an...
… Oppression is the greatest calamity of humanity. It diverts and pollutes...– The Colonizer and the Colonized by Albert Memmi, Preface, 1965
… “The West” separates forms from their performers, converts those forms into...– Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Making Difference (via themerchgirlnet) Reblogging this because I can’t be arsed to keep thumbing through your Tumblr all the time, Tiara. <3 Thanks for posting it in the first place!
Spell your full name without an...
meloukhia: annaoverseas: asezawesome: sarking: schmiss: whatpanama: asiainferno: rat-face: stateyourintentions: allyourworstcritics: suitcasekid: starrryeyed:elated-medicated there were too many! B OV GOV bov gov cool ou butt hahahaha outon obton WO GGTT? J ZBT G [Please refer to me as “ZBT” from now on.] OBH This is sad. I’m just D. I’m also just D. Or...
Best flowchart ever made →
(via meloukhia) That is truly EPIC.
Reminder that we lose an hour of sleep beginning...
annaoverseas: thecurvature: lemdi: oh-theplacesyoullgo: inothernews: Sigh. Murrrr Damnit. I was just getting used to my wake-up time with the sun being out. Why can’t we do the change early enough to not mess up that process? Reblogging both to COMPLAIN and to remind anyone who doesn’t know, because forgetting daylight savings time really SUCKS, and in college I had an experience...
Alice in Wonderland was fun, ya'll!
WHY? 1) Oddly enough, no romance, for a character who’s female and grown-up enough to have one! 2) No icky make-out scenes outta nowhere between characters with zero chemistry despite there being ample opportunity for it! 3) Johnny Depp’s ridiculous dance. I facepalmed. Like, what the hell? 4) Stephen Fry and Alan Rickman. Fine English actors NOT playing villains! 5) Mia Wakowski...
Skater Johnny Weir not invited to participate in... →
abbyjean: Weir won an online poll that asked fans who they wanted to see in the tour, but Stars on Ice seems to have barred him because of his “perceived sexual orientation.” BOOOOOOOOOOOO. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
The Tentacle Monster →
Possible trigger warning. Filled with absurd nonsense, which is extremely funny. Be careful when checking out his other stories.
Whew. Good thing they are casting a white guy for this role. I’m scared of...– Somebody in comments, about the new Arabian Nights movie, which will star some white dude, helping Sinbad and Aladdin rescue Queen Scheherazade. No, I don’t know what sense this makes.
annaoverseas: kaninchenzero: annaoverseas: PLUTO IS STILL A PLANET TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! *pout* I’m going to bed now. It’s a hunk of iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! In an eccentric oooooooooooooooooorbit! Not being a planet doesn’t make it not awesome; it makes it kind of pretty fucking special. :) <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Why you hurt me this way? WHY? ...