It’s cool to see a post that isn’t ‘don’t hurt yourself in the first place!!’ but is actually giving you geniune, helpful advice for recovery and caring for yourself
It’s Banned Books Week! Banned Books Week formed in 1982 as an awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read and highlights persecuted authors. As patrons of the arts, President and Mrs. Kennedy invited many artists, authors, and musicians to visit the White House. Take a quick look at two guest lists from a 1962 dinner honoring Nobel Prize winners–it’s a veritable who’s who of authors with banned books! Almost the entire guest list had a banned book at some point in history, including Baldwin, Cummings, Dos Passos, Farrell, Salinger, Sandburg, Sinclair, Steinbeck, Wilder, Miller, Williams, Styron, Capote, Warren, Bellow, McCullers, and Ellison. Are we missing anyone?
(Credit: White House Sanford Fox Files, Box 13/ JFK Library)
a short masterpost of posts about how oppression works and why cisphobia / reverse racism / heterophobia isn’t real. please stop complaining about it now
please tag your snk, snk is an alright series but it makes me really uncomfortable because its creator is a war crime apologist and has trivialized the murder of millions of koreans, chinese, indonesians, filipinos, vietnamese etc and its really disturbing to see literally every day how the snk fandom does not care and is pretending nothing is wrong with that
also id like to apologize for generalizing the snk fandom; i did not intend for this post to gain attention or become a hub for information and therefore let my emotions get a little ahead of me, and it seems that the biggest problem is that most people do not know anything about this
** as far as I know this trivialization would extend (although I’m not sure the SNK creator was explicit about it) to other war crimes (the rape of women and forced sex slavery in above countries, for example).
~*~*~ PSA TO PLS TAG UR SNK JUST TAG SNK OR SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN AND I CAN AVOID IT ALL AND SO CAN OTHERS WHO ARE DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY HIS GROSS STATEMENTS OR ARE JUST UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT. YAY ~*~*~*~
shame is a huge part of loving your country - i quote howard zinn
“While some people think that dissent is unpatriotic, I would argue that dissent is the highest form of patriotism. In fact, if patriotism means being true to the principles for which your country is supposed to stand, then certainly the right to dissent is one of those principles. And if we’re exercising that right to dissent, it’s a patriotic act.”
if you can feel ashamed for what your country has become, than you are true to its original ideals - thus loving your country is all about separating the reality and the ideal
Vertical Garden Beautifully Colors Building in Paris
A novel way to bring more life and color into the “concrete jungles” of the world is to create a vertical garden. I vote that every city street have one to make up for the loss of foliage that big inner cities prevent. It literally causes the building and neighboring areas to come to life.
Patrick Blanc, a French botanist, artist and author, whose book, The Vertical Garden: From Nature to the City, is considered a classic work on the subject, agrees that when it comes to vertical gardens, the challenges are great and the avenues varied. “In nature,” Mr. Blanc said, “plants grow in many different ways, and when it comes to creating vertical gardens, many things are possible. Different people have different approaches.”
Blanc created the vertical garden (featured above) at the intersection of Montorgueil, Reaumur Sebastopol and the Great Boulevards in Paris. As part of a private initiative to make Paris more eco-friendly, he took seven weeks in March and April to plant the seeds, nurturing over 7,600 plants belonging to 237 individual species. The stunning garden covers 250-square meters on the building’s face and quite incredible. The wall will be officially inaugurated during Paris Design Week in September, 2013.
Vertical gardens can evoke anything from a tropical jungle to a Monet landscape. But because gardens were intended to be horizontal, not vertical, and because water, left to its own devices, flows down and not sideways, they are always challenging to maintain.
Back in high school, I was looking up Victorian etiquette for a project, and I stumbled upon this game on a Canadian museum website. You pick a gender and then go through little scenarios where you’re quizzed on the proper Victorian way to act.
It is the greatest thing.
And usually it’s more fun to pick the incorrect answer, because sometimes NINJAS AND ALIENS pop up. I’m not even kidding.
YOU DIDN’T MENTION THE VOICES, OH LORD. IT’S LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN MONTY PYTHON ANIMATION AND WONDERMARK, COMPLETELY ON
CRACKOPIUM WHILE STILL UNFAILINGLY COURTEOUS.
I KEEP LAUGHING UPROARIOUSLY AT MY SCREEN. THIS IS A RIDICULOUS DELIGHT.
This is amazing, oh my god.
I know some people who need to see this.
I will absolutely be playing this.
I found this in Grade 12 after a slight obsession with Oscar Wilde. Needless to say, I’ve never looked back.
Greek Mythology Reworked
She would follow, her dream of love, the dictates of her heart that told her he was her all in all, the only man in all the world for her for love was the master guide. Come what might she would be wild, untrammelled, free.
It’s a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves?
I picture the gods, diddling around on Olympus, wallowing in the nectar and ambrosia and the aroma of burning bones and fat, mischievous as a pack of ten-year-olds with a sick cat to play with and a lot of time on their hands. ‘Which prayer shall we answer today?’ they ask one another. ‘Let’s cast the dice! Hope for this one, despair for that one, and while we’re at it, let’s destroy the life of that woman over there by having sex with her in the form of a crayfish!’ I think they pull a lot of their pranks because they’re bored.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew
Until, from the horizon’s vaulted side,
There shot a golden splendour far and wide,
Spangling those million poutings of the brine
With quivering ore: ‘twas even an awful shine
From the exaltation of Apollo’s bow;
A heavenly beacon in their dreary woe.
“Name one hero who was happy.”
I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason’s children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus’ back.
“You can’t.” He was sitting up now, leaning forward.
“I know. They never let you be famous AND happy.” He lifted an eyebrow. “I’ll tell you a secret.”
“Tell me.” I loved it when he was like this.
“I’m going to be the first.”
what’s making me most irritated about this is that in the pictures from this post, the screenshots are literally from the moment after gaga finished speaking and everyone is waiting for the translator to transcribe back what she said. they’re not fed up with her, they’re not annoyed, they’re literally just waiting.
lady gag can dress like this and not get much flack for it yet Katy Perry wears a Kimono on stage and is deemed a racist…. hmm…at least Katy doesnt make other human beings carry her places, and open car doors for her. Ugh im so tired of this stupid bitch.
Lady Gaga is literally IN Japan on a Japanese music show performing for Japanese fans and chose to incorporate legitimate contemporary Japanese fashion culture into her own style, and the only time she’s had “other human being carry her places” was for performance pieces like the Grammys arrival, where everyone carrying her was a paid dancer.
What Katy Perry did was racist because it blended Chinese, Thai, and Korean elements and called it “Japanese,” perpetuating this idea that all Asian cultures are interchangeable and homogenous, and also due to the fact that the dancers in the performance were in mock-kabuki yellowface makeup and executed choreography that simulated stunted “Japanese walking,” both of which are pretty pervasive and wildly inaccurate racial stereotypes.
Keep those slurs out of your mouth when talking about women and educate yourself about minority representation and cultural diffusion. It will get you far.
NO NO NO NO NO STOP
Lady Gaga in her tweets claimed was attempting to match the “kawaii” styles of Japanese culture, which is fine. You know who does that well? Nicki Minaj. Because when she does “kawaii,” she gets ”kawaii.” The kawaii culture is currently about not just exaggeration as Gaga interprets it, but bright colors,
Not that it’s bad to be immodest, but “kawaii” prides itself on its modest. It prides itself on neatness, while being wild and fun; That’s part of the style.
This is not “kawaii.” It is not neat, and her other pictures show that her “backstage” clothes, ones taken with Kyary are not modest.
This is an extremely bad representation of “kawaii.”
Not only that, it’s ridiculously disrespectful to come in, call yourself “kawaii,” and draw giant “anime” eyes on your face. It feeds into bad stereotypes of “Japanese = anime.”
Hell, even her hair is a giant pile of extensions and Hot Topic hair strands.
You don’t get to throw together a shitty outfit, draw a joke on your face, and say you’re trying to respect another culture.
“You know who does that well? Nicki Minaj.”
“You don’t get to throw together a shitty outfit, draw a joke on your face, and say you’re trying to respect another culture.”
Okay, maybe I described “kawaii” wrong because that’s actually pretty damn great. Thank you.
Yes, ‘cause wearing something ‘kawaii’ to an American television show where there is absolutely no respect for Japanese culture makes so much more sense than wearing something ‘kawaii’ to a Japanese television show.
How about we look at what some of Gaga’s Japanese fans have had to say!
Let’s go tell them how offensive Gaga is being by embracing their culture while in their country. In Gaga’s own words, “I’m always excited to see my fans reinterpret my looks into their own culture so I wanted to do the same for them this time and do a Gaga-Japanese fusion.” So offensive! So much malice behind her respectfully paying homage to her fans and their culture.
I guess it’s more ‘kawaii’ and ‘respectful’ to use Japanese culture as a way to get attention on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards.