Styrofoam. Wishes.

"You remember when, we were way back then. You held the world inside your hands..." ♪♫ Switchfoot ♫♪

thequeen117:

acquaintedwithrask:

unlockaflockofwords:

xcuteikinz:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

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Explanation for puzzled USians: in the UK ‘spastic’ was used as a normal informal medical term for cerebral palsy, giving rise, for example, to the charity ‘The Spastic Society’. However, ‘spastic’ then came to be used as an ableist insult in precisely the same way that ‘retarded’ is used in the US, to the point that it was dropped entirely as a neutral term. (20 years ago The Spastic Society changed their name to SCOPE, reflecting the fact that the term had been entirely co-opted as a slur.)

as a US person I can confirm that I never knew this was a slur, and Weird Al did a great job recognizing and apologizing for his ignorance.

Gonna have to edit that out of my vocabulary from now on. It is good to know.
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thequeen117:

acquaintedwithrask:

unlockaflockofwords:

xcuteikinz:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.

If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.

Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.

And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

^^^^^

Explanation for puzzled USians: in the UK ‘spastic’ was used as a normal informal medical term for cerebral palsy, giving rise, for example, to the charity ‘The Spastic Society’. However, ‘spastic’ then came to be used as an ableist insult in precisely the same way that ‘retarded’ is used in the US, to the point that it was dropped entirely as a neutral term. (20 years ago The Spastic Society changed their name to SCOPE, reflecting the fact that the term had been entirely co-opted as a slur.)

as a US person I can confirm that I never knew this was a slur, and Weird Al did a great job recognizing and apologizing for his ignorance.

Gonna have to edit that out of my vocabulary from now on. It is good to know.

fandomsandfeminism:

kellerprocess:

transschmuck:

i am tired of queer headcanons.

and maybe it’s because i’m self-hating or an assimilationist or i don’t understand the true queer struggle, but i am tired of queer headcanons. 

"amab transfeminine asexual neville falls in love with bisexual polyamorous agender luna" and want to scream. because i don’t care, i don’t care. the experiences of my queerness is not summed up by series of labels that i recite to myself in a mirror. labels are important, yes. but labels mean nothing when they are not attached to something. i want to scream.

tell me about amab transfeminine asexual neville.

tell me about how she grew up in a house alone with a grandmother who was distant and could not see her true potential and could not see her. tell me about how she snuck into her grandmother’s closet and tried on her hat with the vulture on the top and the emerald green coat because that was what she had. and then tell me about how she forced the image of her worst enemy into those clothes for the sake of humor and everyone laughed, everyone laughed, and tell me about how she wondered if that’s what she looked like.

tell me about how she fell in love with a person before she could fall in love with her body. tell me about luna whose father supports them to the ends of the earth but wonders what their mother would think.

tell me about how they found love in a twin sized bed when they held each other, just held each other, and stars broke open for them. and how they were so in love and so afraid and so real and yet not real. maybe they live happily ever after and maybe they dont but they triumph and they travail and it is happy and sad and so fucking gorgeous.

tell me about trans man remus who names himself remus lupin. remus lupin. because fuck you i’m trans and fuck you i’m a werewolf and fuck you. FUCK. YOU. tell me about the scars on his chest that he made himself and tell me about how he found the word transgender in a book for the fist time when he was 14 and how he wrote that word on his mirror and then smashed that mirror with a rock. tell me about how he hoped he could find himself in that word and how he found nothing but an empty promise about how that word could make him feel more real. tell me about his smile.

look, i know that people love their queer headcanons and that’s great and fun and whatever, but ”amab transfeminine asexual neville falls in love with bisexual polyamorous agender luna” doesn’t really do all that much for me.

straight people don’t get “straight cis man ron falls in love with straight cis woman hermione,” they get epics about fighting evil and fighting each other and drinking tea at hagrid’s.

 the experiences of my life are great and vast and i have triumphed and i have travailed and i have been happy and angry and sad and i have broken open stars.

so help me god if that is summarized by “bisexual genderqueer transboy ari falls in love with label label name.”

Don’t stop reading after the first paragraph, folks. Keep reading!

YES.

v0nvamp:

6 favorite selfies, and I’m wearing my housecoat in 3 of them

exemplaryetoile:

confessionsofamichaelstipe:

THIS IS WHAT A WORLD LEADER LOOKS LIKE.  
DESMOND TUTU, I OFFICIALLY LOVE YOU.
      -MICHAEL STIPE  

"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," Archbishop Tutu said at the launch of the Free and Equal campaign in Cape Town.
"I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this."
Archbishop Tutu said the campaign against homophobia was similar to the campaign waged against racism in South Africa.
"I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level," he added.
[source: BBC News]

exemplaryetoile:

confessionsofamichaelstipe:

THIS IS WHAT A WORLD LEADER LOOKS LIKE.  

DESMOND TUTU, I OFFICIALLY LOVE YOU.

      -MICHAEL STIPE  

"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," Archbishop Tutu said at the launch of the Free and Equal campaign in Cape Town.

"I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this."

Archbishop Tutu said the campaign against homophobia was similar to the campaign waged against racism in South Africa.

"I am as passionate about this campaign as I ever was about apartheid. For me, it is at the same level," he added.

[source: BBC News]

stuartsometimes:

I warned you
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stuartsometimes:

I warned you

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I was thinking about the best day of my life, and what it would be, and the day I kept coming back to was the day I met by best friend from elementary school, the first day I started school in Uganda.

Idk why, exactly, but this seems important

tojisuzuhara:

he is a true inspiration to us all 

tojisuzuhara:

he is a true inspiration to us all 

teresashortcake:

diggly:

HALF CINEMA CHEERED AND THE OTHER HALF WERE REALLY CONFUSED WHY WE WERE CHEERING

totally cheered.

(Source: imsirius)

Anonymous sent: Black is beautiful. White is beautiful and every other color in between is also beautiful. :)

odinsblog:

afrogrrrlxvx:

jayjsupremacy:

lookatthewords:

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I dunnoooo I think you already know that “White is beautiful” don’t you?

Or will it shatter your beauty if I recognize mine?

WELL DAMN

Perfect.

Straight up dedicating this post to allergictofeeling who so exemplifies this post by reblogging a post about Nicki Minaj  image then tagged it “no need to play the race card

please keep your self centered ignorance, micro-agressions and derailing all to yourself

theory-of-beauty:

aobaslutygaki:

Friendly reminder Gou has only been in High School for one year— and Rin and Sousuke have been out of contact for 5 years. 

Friendly reminder that Sousuke stayed in touch with Rin’s sister, even when Rin wasn’t speaking to him.  

FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT SOUSUKE IS A GOOD GUY.

I REALLY LIKE THIS

Friendly reminder that Sousuke has been in high school for at least three years? but yeah, I guess that still means he’s been in contact with Gou more recently than Rin

dat-soldier:

officialunitedstates:

I want to be the first person on the moon to shoot a sniper rifle at earth and hit a wasp nest.  my whole life so far is leading up to that moment

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sixpenceee:

blackgeologist:

sixpenceee:

sweet-king-bitch:

(So I thought this would be an interesting story for sixpenceee.)

Eight families in San Clemente have been targeted in a disturbing pattern under investigation by authorities: porcelain dolls have been left at their homes resembling young girls who live there.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the disturbing discoveries and just released images of two of the dolls. The department initially said only four families were targeted.  

Source: [x]

That’s hella creepy

I saw this on the news today. They caught the lady. She went to their church and said she was leaving the dolls because she favored the girls at the house.

Well that’s a sweet ending to something that could’ve gone horribly 

(Source: ladiesagainsthumanity)

Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.
When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages.

François Arnaud, for Interview Magazine (via unmaiden)

(Source: iraplastic)