Kara. Student, aspiring hippy & teenage ne'er-do-well. She/her pronouns. I like cats, feminism, photography, autumn colors, kale, ironic slang, ancient history, queer representation in the media, dinosaurs, art activism, and probably you!

"He lit a cigarette. His glass of whiskey lit a cigarette. “I can only truly love my dead best friend,” he said, “but not in a gay way. Women wouldn’t understand. They’re too gay.” Both of the cigarettes agreed."
—from Mallory Ortberg’s hilarious “Male Novelist Jokes.” (via coketalk)

    (Source: adventurecomics)

      filed under: about me,

      littlewadoo:

      Can someone put Simon in a blanket fort please thank you.

        angle-of-depression:

        nothingcorporate:

        opinions on abortions are kinda like nipples

        everyone has them but women’s are a little bit more relevant 

        But all you ever see are men’s

        (Source: uncooler)

          "

          And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

          The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

          "
          —Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

            blueflight:

            [AGGRESSIVELY APOLOGIZES FOR BEING A BAD FRIEND AND AN UNPLEASANT PERSON TO BE AROUND]

              maarnayeri:

              Let us be vividly clear about this.

              What the New York Times did to Michael Brown today was not merely slander. It wasn’t a case of a lack of journalistic integrity.

              Highlighting that a black teenager was “no angel” on the day he is being laid to rest after being hunted and killed by racist vigilante forces is not an unfortunate coincidence.

              The New York Times deliberately played into an archaic American tradition in devaluing both the merit of black life and the tragedy of black death.

              They chose the day of his funeral, as his family, friends and activists everywhere have to grapple with a human being lost to pontificate about how he was “no angel”. Michael Brown was many things to many people; a son, a brother, a cousin, a nephew and another black causality of murderous police institutions and today, amidst all the racist violence he, his loved ones and community have had to endure, he was going to finally receive the respect and moment of honor he deserved and NYT decided today, of all days, to tune in their audience onto wholly irrelevant facts about his life - that in turn, transform the very injustice surrounding his death and the following police violence that plagued Ferguson into a national panel about whether or not his death is actually worth mourning and their language suggested that to them, it indeed is not.

              This was hardly an accident or mistake. This is the perpetual hostility that is met against black life in America. The consensus is that black people deserve no respect and for black life to be legitimized and honored, we must meet a list of prerequisites. Subsequently, if black people aren’t valued, neither are our deaths understood as tragic or murders seen as criminal action.

              This has been the atmosphere of America since its inception and much has not improved.

                (Source: mancandykings)

                  221btimelordette:

                  I was initially planning on being a casual fan, but then I thought, why not just let it consume my soul instead? 

                  image

                    filed under: in the flesh,

                    arabellesicardi:

                    Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

                    Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

                    Character assassination much. 

                      skippercifer:

Crowley strikes again.

                      skippercifer:

                      Crowley strikes again.

                        braiker:

                        bethrevis:

                        US Constitution, First Amendment: The right to assemble, to have free speech, to have freedom of the press.

                        Ferguson Police: Kicks out media and limits protestors to a “First Amendment Area”image

                        funny, i thought the WHOLE COUNTRY was a first amendment area. silly me. 

                          alafiyatried:

                          mrnargalicious:

                          tibby-wynter:

                          fartgallery:

                          i bet dragons would probably think it’s really cool that we produce water in our mouths

                          image

                          That last image is too adorable to not reblog.

                          this is the cutest

                            the only difference between me three years ago and me now is that now a couple of my favorite pairings are actually canon queers

                              kierennwalkerr:

                              In the Flesh + Real World Issues

                                CREDIT