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I like that library books have secret lives. All those hands that have held them. All those eyes that have read them.
― Neela Vaswani, “Same Sun Here” (via leftinalibrarybook)

vegasmo:

funckyp:

Questions Vegans Are Tired of Answering

This is a video of someone reading my inbox…

upallnightogetloki:

i-was-a-dragon:

candycoatedracism:

An angsty post about cultural appropriation towards pagans

No it is not.  Not even close.  

Up top: The Ouija board is a board game that was invented in 1890, not a religious or cultural matter of any kind.  It is so new, that it is actually currently patented by Hasbro, which is why most versions you see don’t actually say Ouija on them.  The mystical history of the ouija board was pretty much invented out of whole cloth by its creators, and even if they were true, their version of events is actually cultural appropriation from the chinese, so no, there is literally nothing that a white pagan could legitimately be upset about in the use of the Ouija board in jewelry and nailart.  

The five-pointed-star is a symbol that has been so widely used in history, it’s current ‘wicca’ meaning is actually the odd man out, here.  Using it as a protective symbol is within it’s historical uses, and if it were in fact being misused in these images it is not being used in a way that is causing you harm.  

But the biggest difference is that the pictures on the bottom?  They’re part of an ongoing problem in american culture.  Seeing a pagan symbol used in a way you don’t agree with may be upsetting, but native people are so marginalized and fetishized that some people believe they are imaginary.  Native women suffer outrageous statistics or rape, violence, and murder.  The projected lifespan of a native person is drastically shorter than that of a white person due to outside factors.  Asian women in the US are seen as a fetish and ‘geisha dolls’, while the men are considered a joke.  Blacks in the US are unjustly incarcerated, murdered with impunity, and suffer levels of violence and discrimination I’m only just beginning to understand.

So unless the Ouija board and Supernatural are causing genocide and rape, do not compare the two.  It’s okay to be upset about something, but do not claim that misplaced anger is even close to the legitimate anger the bottom images should cause.

That rebuttal was on point

13thcat:

vivisec:

theslowestdrawfag:

imagineyourotp:

 Imagine your OTP slow-dancing to a  love song, with Person A quietly singing the words in  Person B’s ear.

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imagine this happening during the apocalypse and they both know they’re going to die soon

THAT LAST ONE IS NOT NECESSARY YOU DEMON

We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work.

Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.

More on sleep here.

(via explore-blog)

I’ve really got to start getting more rest…

(via sugahwaatah)

aquestforpeace:

gnomees:

halfpintofhope:

byzantienne:

roachpatrol:

chekhovandowl:

soylentvanilla:

eversolewd:

girlwithalessonplan:

windycitylibrarian:

Don’t let that image fool you. Click on the video; you won’t regret it.

(You’ll probably also shed a few tears at the end.)

AHHHHHHHHH.  So good!

See this, THIS is how adult education and illiteracy should be in real life.
People being kind, supportive, encouraging, not mocking because you took a little longer to learn something.
I’m sorry I get really emotional about people learning and education and I’m crying really hard right now because I really wish this was a commercial for a adult education network/organization that was becoming mainstream and commonplace and celebrated and not about alcohol

This is a beautiful commercial. Even though it is a commercial for alcohol, it hands down beats the usual marketing devices for such products.

this is fucking fantastic

I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING

you know I used to be a person who did not cry at things?

NOT TRUE ANYMORE.

jeez. watch this.

This is stunning!

One of the best things I’ve seen in a long while.  Well done.

This is so cute omfg (TW: alcohol).
aaronfunandmental uniquelynonexistent
How do dick pics make u feel?
Anonymous

onehundredyearsof-frozenyoghurt:

marchoftigers:

afro-rabbit:

Gettin sick of that false equality mindset that’s flying around.

Finally, a comic I’d get behind!

there it is

veganmovement2012:

Hemp vs. Cotton

veganmovement2012:

Hemp vs. Cotton