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I / found m y s e l f \ at the bottom / OF A WELL\ I did not wish upon.

July 30, 2014 at 7:43pm
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Am I frowning or smiling the world may never know

Am I frowning or smiling the world may never know

July 29, 2014 at 4:31pm
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fullcravings:

Crunchy French Toast Bites

fullcravings:

Crunchy French Toast Bites

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4:29pm
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The ad was in a women’s magazine and if I remember correctly, was for a perfume. It featured a white woman lying in bed with a black man. The man’s shirtless back was to the viewer, making only his taut, muscular form and powerful-looking arms and shoulders visible. He was faceless, unidentified. The woman looked sultrily at us from over his mysterious form, satisfaction writ large over her features. She had partaken of whatever delights this man had to offer and was smugly, luxuriantly basking in the afterglow.

The ad copy was, “Take a walk on the wild side.”

My teacher used the ad as an example of how marketers can use certain words and images to convey large amounts of information subtly and effectively. A white woman having sex with a black man? How risqué. The implication: be a little like that woman. Spray on that perfume and feel like the kind of girl who has sex with faceless, muscular black men in ritzy hotel rooms because it’s an adventure, a thrill, a risk, something illicitly pleasurable.

These are the semiotics of race. This is why columnists will trip over themselves not to call Lupita Nyong’o or Angela Basset “beautiful”, choosing instead to use terms that call to mind a kind of savage, animalistic magnetism: fierce, striking, edgy, eye-catching. Words like “pretty” and “beautiful” and “cute” are for white women whose bodies and sexualities are not seen as wild, animal, or untamed. Black men are hulking, threatening, thuggish; white men are charming, sexy heartthrobs with hearts of gold. Brown women are exotic, with their “honey-coloured” skin and their “mystical”, “enchanting” beauty, unlike their white counterparts, who are held up as not only ideal, but knowable and safe. White people are beautiful; non-white people are dangerous.

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"The Semiotics of Race, or: Walks on the Wild Side"

by Aaminah Khan (via Black Girl Dangerous)

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July 28, 2014 at 10:53am
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I’ve concocted a few ideas for a graphic novel series about a hero that shape-shifts into a bear and can communicate and control natural forces and creatures. Now, to figure out what style of art I’d like to incorporate into the mix.

9:41am
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Orientation for my new job is today and I’ve regrettably left my identifying documents in my mother’s car. Simple solution is to let go, not blame myself and realize that I can always drop off said documents tomorrow. It’s much easier said than done and a few drops of panic still rise from the belly of the whale that is my anxiety. 

On a brighter, lighter note: if all goes well, I’ll have a decent salary on which I can buy all the comics I want and also the ability to move out of this wreck of a house sooner than later. Now if only money could buy me a better memory, I’d be all set.

7:56am
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Meeting Ron Swanson was a real pleasure. 

Meeting Ron Swanson was a real pleasure. 

July 24, 2014 at 4:31pm
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July 23, 2014 at 10:13pm
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The most picturesque moments are the ones where you leave the camera in the car and dive head first into adventure. After I doused myself in thirty-five hundred bottles of bug spray and took off my shirt, I was ready to face plant into nature, so to speak. 

The two of us walked the trail, explored rocky slopes and waded in water. I barely recognized the humidity and even trusted the slippery rocks to keep me standing. We found a spot to tuck away and just be. We were welcomed by mossy patches, leaned into one another as I laid reading on a large flat boulder.

A half hour or so into my reading of Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle, a black and blue dragon fly landed on my knee. Its tiny wings fluttered against my tattoo, tapping the beat against each i exist- a reminder. You said it was one of the creatures you had seen mating just moments earlier. I laughed, squirmed a little under the critters tickling feet, and watched as a moment later, it flew away. 

We became friends, all of us: the moss, the rocks, the dirt, the dragonfly, river rapids echoing between my ears. I could have pitched a tent and stayed for days; I settled for a few hours. I could have taken dozens of pictures to help me remember; I thought, why not these words, instead?

4:31pm
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All credit goes to the masterpost…posters. Because they’re great people.
Cheer up and Relax
Fun Stuff
Mental Illness
Self Harm
Films
General Self Help
Everything
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2:32pm
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July 21, 2014 at 4:30pm
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toostoked:

this is it

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2:35pm
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dejametranquilo:

fronttbutts:

Wow I love these pictures

Look at us again.

my friends are literally the cutest humans on the planet yes

dejametranquilo:

fronttbutts:

Wow I love these pictures

Look at us again.

my friends are literally the cutest humans on the planet yes

1:31pm
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intiniermoments:

dearsurvivors:

I love how your heart beats
whenever I hold you.
I love how you think of me
without being told to.
I love the way your kiss
is always heavenly. 
But darlin’ most of all
I love how you love me.

File under: bands that make me cry even when the song is lovely

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1:24pm
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10:40am
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fandomsandfeminism:

saintjason:

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blacksupervillain:

leseanthomas:

It’s like Marvel is really trying to piss people off, lol. 

Source: http://io9.com/marvels-new-captain-america-will-be-black-1606409585

calling it, whoever the new iron man is they won’t be straight. marvel’s tryna go for the trifecta.

Nothing makes me more pleased than Marvel making Marvel fanboys angry about genuinely good and interesting comic choices.

But is it good choices, or is it tokenism? Time will tell.

A minority character being the PROTAGONIST and title character of a work is, by definition, not tokenism. 

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