a sunny summer day or, ok, an august night anyway

I was tagged for a 10-song shuffle by coolest-ever gals rebelarian & (new! friend!) barnowl-nightkiller. Music library shufflin’ approaches: 

1. Hurry Up Let’s Go - Shout Out Louds
2. It Takes Time - The Stills
3. Dilapidated Heart - Hayden
4. You Can’t Hold the Hand of a Rock and Roll Man - Okkervil River
5. Heart Attack - One Direction
6. People Got a Lot of Nerve - Neko Case
7. Everyone’s Rooting For You - Sondre Lerche
8. Too Many Flowers - Shotgun Jimmie
9. Prairie Girl - Rah Rah
10. Nassau Coliseum - Lifter Puller  

That turned out not as embarrassingly as it could have (why yes I DID just say 1D wasn’t embarrassing). Shameful gender balance, though. ALSO: it gave me an Okkervil song from which to pull a lyric with an eerie appropriateness! All my favourite things.

I tag you, reviewtimes, iiwaslike, kristealeevesjamesbrotheridge, & shelterfromthesmoke. (Apologies if you’ve already been tagged; I’m not caught up on my feed.)

untrustyou:

Anna Ladd
Things I Told the Internet, But Didn’t Tell My Mom

untrustyou:

Anna Ladd

Things I Told the Internet, But Didn’t Tell My Mom

(via meghantopus)

officer-meekins:

Bird Music

(Source: 69kmh, via ussawesome)

Nice thoughts challenge

rebelarian tagged me in this thing that I am going to do now. Good timing friend, I am having a bummer day due to this garbage broken week.

NICE THOUGHTS CHALLENGE. Once you get this you have to say 5 nice things about yourself publicly and then send this to 10 of your favorite followers.

1. I laugh easy and often and have the worst-but-best cackle some of those times.
2. I care very very much about my family and my friends and try very hard to let them know that often.
3. I can sing a nice lil voice noise, I’ve been told
4. I like to think, though it could be not the case, that I am an ok person to talk to about life and the world being trash sometimes
5. I make good faces and I think they must be funny because Jim and my sister laugh at them.

jamesbrotheridge:

rhiannonward and I think about this jessethorn tweet a lot.

jamesbrotheridge:

rhiannonward and I think about this jessethorn tweet a lot.

"Tsunayoshi duly set about authoring his Edict for Loving All Living Things. Dogs were henceforth to be addressed as O-inu sama (Honourable Mr. Dog) and accorded burial rites matching their station."

— Stephen Mansfield. Tokyo: A Cultural History. (via jamesbrotheridge)

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I don’t know what asshole invented the idea that teenage girls are the cause for all evil, but I really hope that person never has to raise one. I don’t want him to see her dissolve in his fingers as society tells her to eat less, be thinner, be the damsel in distress, be something for a man to fix, be different but not too different, be special but never ever a special snowflake - I don’t want him to watch as she realizes that no matter what she loves, she’ll be made fun of for it. She can simply like her coffee from Starbucks and suddenly she’s vapid and thinks herself poetic. She’ll want to play video games but be called a fake nerd, particularly if she poses in any remotely flirtatious way because for some reason despite the entire community playing games with poorly dressed women they still hate it when a real girl wears less clothing, she will be seen as trespassing in a specifically male space - but when she falls in love with a female-based television show for children, she’ll watch as men step on themselves to sexualize it. If she wants old-fashion romance she’s seen as being naive but at the same time is told to keep herself ‘pure’ for some dude that might not hurt her. If she admits to being anything, she makes herself a target. She will be told her worth is based on how much a man values her. She might love to cook but she’ll hate being asked to stay in the kitchen, she might love to read but get told she’s too introverted by half the population and ‘not that special’ by the other. If she loves to go out and party, she’s ‘just another college co-ed,’ if she loves to spend her friday nights watching anime, she’s a shut-in. God forbid she be proud of something: the words “I’m different from other girls” are a death sentence because we live in a society that doesn’t want to see women like that, a society that doesn’t like the idea maybe we all are actually different and not carbon copies of each other, maybe we all would like to feel unique and loved and worth knowing - maybe the real problem is that she will be raised to believe being a girl means silicone and photoshop and dying as a way to move forwards a plot - and she doesn’t want to be seen as that. When she says “I’m not like other girls,” she means she’s not like the girls she sees on tv, these invented two-dimensional creatures that say one line and then get chased down by monsters.

She can try all she likes. She’ll be shut down at every single fucking turn. What she doesn’t know is that they’re getting her ready for when she’s grown up because she’ll be so used to being stepped on she’ll just give up. Why respect women when you don’t even respect little girls?

And when she is burning up, when she mentions that her insides are volcanoes and her skin is too thin to contain them: she will be told she is hysterical, that she’s doing it for attention.

I don’t want him to watch as she shuts down, as she learns to live as a paradox, I don’t want him to see her rip herself to shreds in order to be perfect, I don’t want him to realize that there’s no way she’ll get help because she’s only doing what she’s told.

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Teenage girls aren’t the downfall of society, society is the downfall of teenage girls. /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

(via inkdot)

All of Leslie’s compliments to Ann

(Source: adumbscotts, via barnowl-nightkiller)

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"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

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— Libby Anne (via awelltraveledwoman)

(Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry, via idolatrine)

Went directly from the airport to the ball park to catch a Felix start. Worth dragging our luggage around and checking it for two bucks a piece at a merch trailer. We stayed for 12 innings and watched the Mariners finish it up in the 14th from our hotel bed.

Went directly from the airport to the ball park to catch a Felix start. Worth dragging our luggage around and checking it for two bucks a piece at a merch trailer. We stayed for 12 innings and watched the Mariners finish it up in the 14th from our hotel bed.