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July 31st, 2013

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July 31st, 2013

emmastraub: (via Stephen King’s Family Business -…



emmastraub:

(via Stephen King’s Family Business - NYTimes.com)

A wonderful, vivid family portrait of the King family.

Stephen King literally pretty much saved my life. I had been sick for over a year, unable to work (plus the crash killed freelancing for the most part right then) about to lose my apartment, on all kinds of assistance, and after I got a small grant from the Writer’s Guild Emergency Fund, they suggested I apply to his foundation, which I did —it’s specifically forartists and writers with catastrophic health setbacks, I think he set it up after his accident. I was packing to go who knows where, possibly to live with Colleen’s parents (this was seriously discussed as an option which is semi hilarious now, although now that they live on the Cape I totally would!), and they called to say I had gotten the maximum amount. What was incredibly kind was their support of me as a writer, they had clearly read everything I sent, and they kept saying they wanted to get me back on my feet so I could keep contributing and I just like died crying. Of course now I don’t write for a living! But I will again at some point, and I try to remember Kara’s encouraging (slightly hyperbolic) note:


the most important thing you are doing (well, to me) is showing people that there is this way. its super-feminist. it gets other people through the day. its important to your tumblr followers and random people you know and marie calloway! etc.


Anyway. I will always support Mr. King!* And trust, I realize that, as bad as it was, and as bad as other times have been I was waaaay ahead of so many people in terms of ability to navigate SNAP benefits and all those kinds of bureaucracies, and am so lucky to have a background that looks good on paper to grant-type people.

*Even though Salem’s Lot scared me so much when I was young I didn’t sleep the entire time I was reading it. I had snuck it out of the books in the main part of the house, and just the cover was terrifying.

I would hide it under my bed and just lie there in fright. But like I said, I’m cool with him now.

July 30th, 2013

bagofshit: more medicine I make dreams come true!



bagofshit:

more medicine

I make dreams come true!

July 30th, 2013

zayntreehill: :( I love the immediate fan callout of sexism that’s happening all over.

zayntreehill:

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I love the immediate fan callout of sexism that’s happening all over.

July 30th, 2013

"Heteronormativity isn’t just about the presumption that everyone is heterosexual. The expectation…"

“Heteronormativity isn’t just about the presumption that everyone is heterosexual. The expectation that boys woo girls feeds into your mind the expectation that relationships are necessary for fulfilment, and you are less than if you are not having particular kinds of sex with a particular, and a particular kind of, person at particular intervals. It’s about what Lauren Berlant calls the love plot, in which love is produced as a generic text enabling society to interpret your life as following certain conventions. It’s not about what you want, it’s about what you’re supposed to want. You’re not encouraged to think about what you want in relationships, if anything, so much as you are encouraged to fit a script. Heteronormativity messes things up for everyone, straight people included.”

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Tossing the script of desire | Zero at the Bone (via brute-reason)

Have I already reblogged this? Don’t know don’t care.via queercore

(via materialworld)

TL;DR I’ll always feel empty on the inside cuz America.

(via blackraincloud)

DTRB

July 29th, 2013

“Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested,…

"Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life."
                                                                             —Charles de Gaulle

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July 29th, 2013

pussy-strut: wandatinasky: you guys ever think about how kathy acker is named kathy acker and…

pussy-strut:

wandatinasky:

you guys ever think about how kathy acker is named kathy acker and cathy from Cathy says “ack" and how “ack ack ack ack" is a great urinals song that the minutemen also covered?
we’re through the looking glass here, people

i don’t think ive ever thought about anything besides this

July 29th, 2013

yes.



yes.

July 28th, 2013

blackfashion: Tamu McPherson pairs plaids topped with playful…



blackfashion:

Tamu McPherson pairs plaids topped with playful orange.

July 28th, 2013

p: i read the wikipedia page for orcas today……orcas are buckwild

p: i read the wikipedia page for orcas today......orcas are buckwild
p: they eat deer sometimes
p: what more can i say
b: he was boy, she ate a deer
b: can i make it any more obvious
p: he was a punk, she was a whale
p: what more can i say
b: he wanted her, she'd never tell secretly she wanted to eat him as well
b: all of her friends they turned up their nose they had a problem with eating dirty clothes
p: he was a skater boy, she said i'm a fucking orca, he wasn't good enough to eat
p: now he's a superstar, living on his guitar, she's gonna fucking eat him though