I hated the description of my blog again so I got rid of it. I'm going to make a new description.

Don't care what pronouns you call me, but will defend others' rights to choose pronouns.

I'm an artsy, witchy person, I love cats, I watch sci-fi like Babylon 5 and Star Trek, have some health issues, and blah blah, that's good for now...

 

thesoundofonebrainthinking:

People in Ferguson Still Need Help!

This website contains a wealth of useful information on ways to help the people in Ferguson, how you can organize and participate locally, and helps to spread the word and keep the message strong. 

So, I basically sort of started a fire in the microwave with popcorn, though luckily one that went out very quickly, and it wasn’t even the crap in the bags, but regular popcorn in a special microwave popper. The popper actually melted slightly, even though it’s made for the microwave, because I guess for some reason they didn’t make it to withstand the popcorn catching fire briefly.

I had to take the smoldering mess outside as fast as possible and then puff my inhaler and turn on exhaust fans and wow that was not fun.

Ever notice there are a substantial amount of songs where people refer to each other as hunter and prey?

I didn’t want to hijack that post to say something that is definitely not of earth-shaking importance… so I am remarking separately.

When I read this sentence: “So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando…”

I felt like I must be about a thousand years old. Wow.

blacknoonajade:

karkles-the-adorabloodthirsty:

sonofbaldwin:

I got dressed in my traditional Indian regalia, but there was a man, he was the producer of the whole show. He took that speech away from me and he warned me very sternly. “I’ll give you 60 seconds or less. And if you go over that 60 seconds, I’ll have you arrested. I’ll have you put in handcuffs.”

- Sacheen Littlefeather in Reel Injun (2009), dir. Neil Diamond.

They were MAD, CONFUSED AND PRESSED that Marlon Brando would betray White Supremacy in this way.

To this very day, they are TWISTED over this.

And when Littlefeather got up there and READ THEM FOR FILTH, they GAGGED. For eons.

So I imagine there are people like me out there who’ve never even heard of Marlon Brando and are extremely confused over why this is important.

Marlon Brando was the Don in The Godfather, and in 1973, he was nominated for and won an Academy Award for it. However, he was also a huge Natives rights activist, and boycotted the ceremony because he felt that Hollywood’s depictions of Native Americans in the media led to the Wounded Knee Incident (which I was always taught as “the second massacre at Wounded Knee” but apparently that’s not the real name). He sent Sacheen Littlefeather, an Apache Native rights activist, in his stead. Wikipedia’s article on her explains the rest:

Brando had written a 15-page speech for Littlefeather to give at the ceremony, but when the producer met her backstage he threatened to physically remove her or have her arrested if she spoke on stage for more than 60 seconds.[5] Her on-stage comments were therefore improvised. She then went backstage and read the entire speech to the press. In his autobiography My Word is My BondRoger Moore (who presented the award) claims he took the Oscar home with him and kept it in his possession until it was collected by an armed guard sent by the Academy.

That is what this gifset is about.

You have GOT to read up on this. The Wounded Knee Incident, Marlon Brando and Sacheen Littlefeather, Anna Mae Aquash. ALL OF IT. 

(Source: feu-follet)

So often when I talk to people I feel like their brains and mouths have a broadband connection but my brain is transmitting to my mouth on an old dial up. They get out full sentences, but I say two words, then it’s like buffering, buffering, then I say a couple more, and then I buffer longer, and they just start talking again and for me to say “excuse me, I was talking” takes such effort, I have to just stop.
Sometimes I’ve even managed to get “I was talking”, out, only to get a laughing, ” no you weren’t ” or “you just need to say it faster. Ha ha.”

70,000 year-old African settlement unearthed

archaeologicalnews:

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During ongoing excavations in northern Sudan, Polish archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Poznań, have discovered the remains of a settlement estimated to 70,000 years old. This find, according to the researchers, seems to contradict the previously held belief that…

youpromisedmebroadway:

stand up for girls and women who don’t like to read. stand up for girls and women who can’t read. stand up for girls and women with low IQs. stand up for girls and women who can’t write. stand up for girls and women whose access to education has been prevented. for those with learning disorders. for those who mix up “your” and “you’re” because it’s not that big a fucking deal tumblr. stand up for women who are called ableist slurs for these things and stop implying that the only way to be a feminist icon is by being an intellectual.

fuffuster:

it’s funny how if you’re not straight, the assumption is always that you like men

like

bisexual male: YOU’RE SECRETLY JUST GAY AND WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH MEN

bisexual female: YOU’RE JUST FAKING IT FOR MALE ATTENTION

gay male: YOU’RE ONLY GAY BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T HAVE A GOOD MALE ROLE MODEL IN YOUR LIFE

gay female: YOU’RE ONLY A LESBIAN BECAUSE YOU WERE HURT BY MEN IN THE PAST AND NOW YOU HATE THEM

like did it occur to you at any point that it’s not always about men

kirasunshine:

To all my friends that don’t understand the spoon theory or understand what a Spoonie is! #spoonie #spoonies

kirasunshine:

To all my friends that don’t understand the spoon theory or understand what a Spoonie is! #spoonie #spoonies