“If you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects.”—Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (via maxkirin)
they literally sold a blood-stained-looking sweatshirt with the name of a college that there was a school shooting at
they sold prescription-drug related accessories trying to make it cute
they sold a board game entitled “gettopoly” i should not have to explain why this is bad
they sold a super cissexist card with the T slur on it
they literally sold this shirt
PLEASE STOP SHOPPING AT URBAN OUTFITTERS
I got nothing to say except that what happened at Kent State wasn’t a school shooting.
The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre)occurred at Kent State University in the US city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970.
Some of the students who were shot had been protesting the Cambodian Campaign, which President Richard Nixon announced during a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance.
There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students, and the event further affected public opinion—at an already socially contentious time—over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.
EVANS: I’m not blaming my situation on anybody else. It was my debt.
In an article today on NPR about the repulsive expansion of wage and bank account garnishment as a means of forcing people to pay off debt even when they can’t afford it, they found, as they always do, as sympathetic a figure as possible to be the face of the problem. Reporters perceive that what Americans want to hear is about a hard working down to earth American doing their darnedest to make ends meet but just can’t keep up but isn’t throwing around any blame or looking for excuses or anything like that. Someone who sufficiently humbles himself and abases himself before society declaring that it was all his fault and that he willingly takes his just punishment as decided by the powers that be but just wishes please that things could be just a wee bit easier.
Fuck that. Mr. Evans didn’t crash the economy. Mr. Evans didn’t engage policies to ensure that our “recovery” was as slow and anemic as humanly possible. Mr. Evans didn’t make the cost of college and medical expenses and housing so exorbitant that it’s likely to bankrupt people. Mr. Evans didn’t personally dismantle the social safety net and corrupt our bankruptcy laws to make them nearly useless to the average citizen. Mr. Evans didn’t create predatory lenders who charge sickeningly high interest rates predicated on a single mistake. Mr. Evans didn’t create the deceptive and sneaky tactics that credit card companies use to get default judgments on people who didn’t even know they were supposed to show up in court. Mr. Evans didn’t create a society that shames people for daring to even ask for help or to need to receive assistance of any kind.
All Mr. Evans did was engage in the system exactly the way it was setup for him to engage in and like so many other people out there he was screwed by the system and continues to be screwed by the system over and over again because the system has decided he’s a sucker and they can do whatever the hell they want to him.
Maybe Mr. Evans SHOULD be blaming his situation on somebody else. There’s a lot of people to blame out there. To be sure Mr. Evans shares some of the blame for his own outcomes. But the others are far MORE to blame. The ones who built this system. The ones who continue to profit vastly from it at his expense. So why do we act like every single ill that ever befalls us is solely and completely of our own doing even when there is overwhelming evidence to the contrary right before our eyes?
We need people to stop blaming themselves and start blaming others. If not specific individuals than at least blame the system as a whole. It’s a screwed up deadly cruel and harsh system that certain people deliberately (whether they were fully aware of the inevitable consequences or not) built to make it so. Until we come to true grips with that how the hell are we going to get that system to change?
And by the way, the hidden results of this kind of coverage can be pernicious. It makes anyone who cannot claim with certainty that they were at least as responsible and hard working as Mr. Evans feel even worse about themselves and even less likely to assign blame where blame belongs and to internalize the ills as their own personal failings. When one in ten members of the working populace are having this happen to them it’s NOT a matter of individual error, it’s a matter of severe systemic malfunction that we need to take drastic measures to correct.
7414) Sometimes I wish that upon learning I'm trans certain cis people would talk to me about things not related to trans stuff. I have no issue educating or answering questions but I don't want it to be the only thing you seem to know me for.
tonight on tumblr I’ve liked two posted 8tracks playlists for later listening and I just realized what I want tumblr.com to do
let us create categories for liked posts
I’ve clicked 841 little red hearts all together- and I know most people have clicked a heck of a lot more. There’s no way we’ll find what we want in that tab. So Tumblr needs to let us do something like:
tag posts when we like them (even allowing just one tag would be fine)
add each post to playlist-style lists that we create
sort liked posts into collections similar to Pinterest boards
Really, anything would be better than the tab of 841 liked posts I’ve gathered in linear order over the years.
Probably the only thing I didn’t mention in my addition to the post about Antoinette Tuff is that she is an open person of faith. She credits God with preparing her for the incident with the gunman and with pulling everyone through safely. She is devout. It’s all right there in the things she writes.
I guess I figured I’d been confrontational enough without implying- or outright saying- that Tumblr needs to remember that most Christians are not freakin’ Westboro.
It has been decided that Halloween season officially begins on September 1 and lasts until 11:59 p.m., October 31. There is far too much to see, do, taste, touch, listen to, scare, hide and/or run from to contain within the 31 available days in October.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Evil Supply Company official press release August 30, 2012 at 12:56 PM Central, USA (via evilsupplyco)
2nd annual re-issue: August 31, 2013 at 10:51 AM Central, USA
Yes, he’s really back! It’s been like, 13 years since the groundbreaking ambient electronic pioneer’s last album, but he’s about to release a new one, SYRO, on Warp Records come September 23. And we get to hear the opening track, minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix], right now. I’ve already streamed the brilliant piece of music plenty of times today, and each time I do so, it blows my mind and gives me chills. It also serves as a fantastic palate cleanser after listening through multitudes of tunes from every genre possible throughout my day. If you have any question of whether Aphex Twin is as much of a genius he once was, your answer lies in this track. He is, indeed. The song is drenched in ominous, other worldly atmosphere, and it, like every other track off SYRO, is named after the equipment he utilized for the track. Even with new material, he reminds us easily of how influential he’s been in the scene and on various other artists, producers, and bands.
"No you need *women’s* socks" my mom says about the last goddamn thing in the world that needs to be gendered Like all I was doing was checking the price in case Payless was being weird and pricing men’s socks differently and it turned out /even the sizes were the same/
I’ve taken up wearing men’s socks because they are warm and comfy. They fit just fine. Gendered socks are absurd.
If you’re fed up with your story, write a fanfiction for it. It can be about another character. It can be set before your story. It can be set after it. If you have a massive world that you created, it can be set somewhere completely unrelated, with unrelated characters. Do this so you can remember why you love the story. It’s not just about the one plot that you are writing about now. It’s about the world, the characters, the entire set-up that you’ve created.
A 32-year-old Latina woman was found dead inside her SUV in a convenience store parking lot, where she was trying to get some extra sleep between shifts at her four part-time jobs, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports.
I added the Latina part. I know Maria Fernandes struggle. it is my struggle. it’s probably some of yours too. remember this when folks say working poor don’t work hard enough and that’s why we are poor.