Rabid Author

rabidauthor:

Legitimate question:
I love candy skulls and I think they’re beautiful and creative. I know of day de la muerta and some of the history behind it.
Would it be cultural appropriation if I did a candy skull for fun? I’m not talking for a cosplay or convention, just a fun make up…

Good point.
It would say it depends. People surfing or wearing silly little leis doesn’t bother me.
But people mocking Hula or just being generally ignorant of any of our culture does bother me immensely.
I feel for myself there’s usually a line, and I wasn’t sure where candy skulls fell

indw:

And I try to google “L’bouf Stanley movie adaptation” - can’t figure it out.  Add “screenplay by author” - still can’t figure out.

Then I google “black adolescent hero movie” - and the first link is to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Which. Um.  I never did see the movie, but it’s really, really sad that those collection of words doesn’t even turn up a movie with a human in the lead role…

If someone reads this and wants to help me where this movie is from, I’d appreciate it.

Its from Holes

DID SOMEONE SAY REVOLUTION?!?!?!

DID SOMEONE SAY REVOLUTION?!?!?!

brieetlejuice:

feministbatwoman:

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

So, I just want to go into HOW MUCH Columbia and the NYPD has failed, and revictimized, Emma Sulkowitz.

In her school hearing, Sulkowitz ” had to explain to the three administrators on the panel how anal rape worked. She told them she had been hit across the face, choked and pinned down, but, she said, one still seemed confused about how it was possible for someone to penetrate her there without lubricant. Sulkowicz said she had to draw them a diagram.”

"Her best friend was meant to be at the hearing; Sulkowicz had chosen her as her one “supporter.” But her friend was kicked out of that role for talking about the case, according to Sulkowicz, in violation of the university’s confidentiality policy. As punishment, her friend was also put on probation and made to write two reflection papers: one from the perspective of Sulkowicz and another from the accused."

FROM THE PERSPECTIVE
OF HER FRIEND’S RAPIST

- Two other women at Columbia have accused this guy of sexual assault/rape. But he’s been found not responsible in all instances, and is still on campus

- When she went to the police, one officer said: “”You invited him into your room. That’s not the legal definition of rape.”

- Another officer told her friends, who came with her: ““For every single rape I’ve had, I’ve had 20 that are total bull——,” he added. “It’s also my type of job to get to the truth. If that means being harsh about it, that’s what I do.”

And that’s.
Why.
People.
Don’t.
REPORT.

I want to set literally everything on fire.

Fuck that ugh.

Legitimate question:
I love candy skulls and I think they’re beautiful and creative. I know of day de la muerta and some of the history behind it.
Would it be cultural appropriation if I did a candy skull for fun? I’m not talking for a cosplay or convention, just a fun make up that I do for me and put pics up on mah blog.
I’m asking because I don’t want to disrespect anyone and I certainly am not very happy when people dony respect my own Hawaiian culture

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

Shakespeare was queer? I thought he only had affairs with ladies. What dudes did he get it on with?
Anonymous

swanjolras:

OH U SWEET SUMMER CHILD

so remember those sonnets, you know, about one hundred and twenty-six of them, the whole thing about “shall i compare thee to a summer’s day”

written to a hot male earl, dude

in 1640 some asshole named john literally had to change all the pronouns in those 126 sonnets because they were super fuckin queer and he was not comfy with how super fuckin queer they were

also, like, casual elizabethan bisexuality? christopher “they who love not tobacco and boys are fools” marlowe? the venetian “tit bridge”, where prostitutes were commanded by official decree to stand around topless to entice men who were bangin’ too many dudes, because there were so many gay men it was becoming a legitimate social problem?

welcome to the wonderful world of “literally everyone in the past was queer”, friend, enjoy your stay

ill-ary:

'Meet the Generation of Incredible Native American Women Fighting to Preserve Their Culture' via Marie Claire

princelesscomic:

Video games are art

Video games are commercial

Video games are commercial art

Art can be critiqued.

Commercial enterprise can be critiqued.

Commercial art can be critiqued.

Critique can be critiqued.

But when you begin your critique of a female artist or critic with a discussion of who they sleep with

That is not a critique.  That is a personal attack.

Personal attacks are not valid critiques.

This s3lfi3 is purrf3ct :3

This s3lfi3 is purrf3ct :3

kiarasnaps:

Laverne: Nicole, does your belief system now change, in which you now know you don’t need him to be there? 
Nicole: No. I think what happens is it turns into less a conversation about my blackness and more about relating to humanity, because that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re just realizing that people are capable of doing it. We’re underestimating people because people said we weren’t viable. 
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Grandkitt3n, no pails during the sermon!!!

Grandkitt3n, no pails during the sermon!!!

rabidauthor:

Princesses gone wild.

(On Apple Cider)