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reading: LoDaD

If You Give a Subjugglator a Shot of Tequila…

cat: cuddly

number: one


theskaldspeaks:

All bird are bird, but some bird more bird than other bird
I love my psychology textbook, you guys.

theskaldspeaks:

All bird are bird, but some bird more bird than other bird

I love my psychology textbook, you guys.

harmonie-des-spheres:

|no song for the choir|
{A mix for Clytemnestra. /listen


one: smoke by daughter - two: no rest for the wicked by lykke li - three: gods and monsters by lana del rey - four: raise hell by brandi carlile - five: thanatos by soap&skin - six: wires by the neighbourhood - seven: bottom of the river by delta rae- eight: the haunted man by bat for lashes - nine: seven devils by florence& the machine - ten: kill the clown by soley - eleven: fallen trees by saint saviour

harmonie-des-spheres:

|no song for the choir|

{A mix for Clytemnestra. /listen

one: smoke by daughter - two: no rest for the wicked by lykke li - three: gods and monsters by lana del rey - four: raise hell by brandi carlile - five: thanatos by soap&skin - six: wires by the neighbourhood - seven: bottom of the river by delta rae- eight: the haunted man by bat for lashes - nine: seven devils by florence& the machine - ten: kill the clown by soley - eleven: fallen trees by saint saviour

roachpatrol:

imagine steve rogers finding out people were saying that girls and women shouldn’t wear captain america merchandise and uploading a youtube video of him that consists of like seven minutes of him reading the stupid comments out loud in silly voices and laughing

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This is how i see next episode of Free! ES
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juriakun:

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missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*

Wow.

SOLARPUNK OH MY GODDDDDD i love it

CURVY ORGANIC LINES, REFLECT NATURE, FLORALS VEGETATION, UGHHHH I WANT IT 

sunflowyr:

Hi! I’m Rae. 

You might know me on tumblr as that chick who went to Haiti with H2H/Random Acts and blogged about it a lot (or the one who wrote that one really long fanfic with the ugly sweaters, or took that dumb pic with Misha in Haiti). If you follow me, you might also know me as a teacher at a nonprofit learning center, and the IT and Social Media person for a nonprofit in Jacmel, Haiti called the Art Creation Foundation for Children. Or maybe you don’t know me at all! Hello to you, tumblr.  

I need your help with something huge.

The Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) is a grassroots, tiny little charity with a tiny little budget that is doing huge things. And by huge I mean “holy sh*t, how do you do that on the budget that you do that, this is amazing.” We’ve got over 100 kids, and they’re all fed three meals a day, get their school tuition + uniforms paid for, medical care, and art instruction as a means to develop autonomy. Their mosaic artwork is featured all over the walls of their city, and their work has been instrumental in making Jacmel a cultural site.

The problem is that we need help on the ground. The dream is real and the goal is possible: we can help these kids accomplish economic self-sustainability and continue to operate a program that makes a real difference. But to do this, we need staff. Our current stretched and small budget doesn’t have the capacity to hire new people, but we desperately need support or the program will flounder. A week or two isn’t going to do it; we need people who can stay at least 6 months to help develop a sustainable curriculum, identify programming challenges and help solve them, and — perhaps most importantly, just interact with kids, and give ‘em some extra love and attention. We need someone who can do all this without the organization paying for it, because the money just isn’t there.

This is where you and I come in.

I am ready and willing to help in any way I can, but I need your help. The trip, all expenses totaled, will cost around $5,000. I’m saving up to defray the cost, but I can’t do it by myself. We’re gonna need tumblr/social media help in a huge way to make this happen.

Here’s how to help:

  • Donate hereDo it! Do the thing! All donations are appreciated, big or small. Anything you can contribute will make a difference.
  • If you want, you can get in on a raffle for Haiti stuff signed by Misha by donating. Every $10 you donate will get you 1 entry into the raffle. Make sure you fill out the raffle form!
  • Commission me for fanfiction. I’ll write anything (within reason) for any of the fandoms I’m familiar with. Contact me on tumblr if you’re interested!
  • Buy a custom necklace! They’re $18 +shipping and the message can say whatever you want. Contact me if interested!
  • Spread the word! Tell your followers, tell your friends, tell everyone you know. There is power in word of mouth. 

Please ask me questions! If I don’t know the answers, I will find them for you. You can contact me on tumblr or at rae.acffc@gmail.com.

Let’s be the change, Tumblr. Let’s make this happen.

bluart106:

Two men dancing, Harlem, 1920s.
According to George Chauncey’s eponymous Gay New York, the Harlem Renaissance of the ’20s provided an opportunity for gay men to create their own social and cultural spaces within the burgeoning nightlife in the neighborhood. 

bluart106:

Two men dancing, Harlem, 1920s.

According to George Chauncey’s eponymous Gay New York, the Harlem Renaissance of the ’20s provided an opportunity for gay men to create their own social and cultural spaces within the burgeoning nightlife in the neighborhood. 

“When I started making those weird voices, a lot of people told me how whack it was,” she says, “‘What the fuck are you doing?’ they’d say. ‘Why do you sound like that? That doesn’t sound sexy to me.’ And then I started saying, Oh, that’s not sexy to you? Good. I’m going to do it more. Maybe I don’t want to be sexy for you today.
- Nicki Minaj (via beepboopboopbeep)
“If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also”
-
Matt 5:39

This specifically refers to a hand striking the side of a person’s face, tells quite a different story when placed in it’s proper historical context. In Jesus’s time, striking someone of a lower class ( a servant) with the back of the hand was used to assert authority and dominance. If the persecuted person “turned the other cheek,” the discipliner was faced with a dilemma. The left hand was used for unclean purposes, so a back-hand strike on the opposite cheek would not be performed. Another alternative would be a slap with the open hand as a challenge or to punch the person, but this was seen as a statement of equality. Thus, by turning the other cheek the persecuted was in effect putting an end to the behavior or if the slapping continued the person would lawfully be deemed equal and have to be released as a servant/slave.   

(via thefullnessofthefaith)

THAT makes a lot more sense, now, thank you. 

(via guardianrock)

I can attest to the original poster’s comments. A few years back I took an intensive seminar on faith-based progressive activism, and we spent an entire unit discussing how many of Jesus’ instructions and stories were performative protests designed to shed light on and ridicule the oppressions of that time period as a way to emphasize the absurdity of the social hierarchy and give people the will and motivation to make changes for a more free and equal society.

For example, the next verse (Matthew 5:40) states “And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.” In that time period, men traditionally wore a shirt and a coat-like garment as their daily wear. To sue someone for their shirt was to put them in their place - suing was generally only performed to take care of outstanding debts, and to be sued for one’s shirt meant that the person was so destitute the only valuable thing they could repay with was their own clothing. However, many cultures at that time (including Hebrew peoples) had prohibitions bordering on taboo against public nudity, so for a sued man to surrender both his shirt and his coat was to turn the system on its head and symbolically state, in a very public forum, that “I have no money with which to repay this person, but they are so insistent on taking advantage of my poverty that I am leaving this hearing buck-ass naked. His greed is the cause of a shameful public spectacle.”

All of a sudden an action of power (suing someone for their shirt) becomes a powerful symbol of subversion and mockery, as the suing patron either accepts the coat (and therefore full responsibility as the cause of the other man’s shameful display) or desperately chases the protester around trying to return his clothes to him, making a fool of himself in front of his peers and the entire gathered community.

Additionally, the next verse (Matthew 5:41; “If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”) was a big middle finger to the Romans who had taken over Judea and were not seen as legitimate authority by the majority of the population there. Roman law stated that a centurion on the march could require a Jew (and possibly other civilians as well, although I don’t remember explicitly) to carry his pack at any time and for any reason for one mile along the road (and because of the importance of the Roman highway system in maintaining rule over the expansive empire, the roads tended to be very well ordered and marked), however hecould not require any service beyond the next mile marker. For a Jewish civilian to carry a centurion’s pack for an entire second mile was a way to subvert the authority of the occupying forces. If the civilian wouldn’t give the pack back at the end of the first mile, the centurion would either have to forcibly take it back or report the civilian to his commanding officer (both of which would result in discipline being taken against the soldier for breaking Roman law) or wait until the civilian volunteered to return the pack, giving the Judean native implicit power over the occupying Roman and completely subverting the power structure of the Empire. Can you imagine how demoralizing that must have been for the highly ordered Roman armies that patrolled the region?

Jesus was a pacifist, but his teachings were in no way passive. There’s a reason he was practically considered a terrorist by the reigning powers, and it wasn’t because he healed the sick and fed the hungry.

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