❂ Courage, Dear Heart ❂
❂ Courage, Dear Heart ❂

"I'm the one who gripped you tight and raised you from perdition."

I'm a dirty liberal regretfully spending a season in the heart of Texas. 

what might you find here, you ask? well. body positivity, LGBTQIA news, general social justice, art, science, photography, poems and quotes, the beach, the moon, wolves and big cats, lyrics, songs, beautiful people, nsfw, the occasional fandom-related post, and random shit i find to be hilarious. 

In other words, a clusterfuck of wonderful.

I have a recovery blog dedicated to healing and coping with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and other mental illness and trauma. it's 

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all of my very favorite funny posts are over at 

this guy

and

It's gotten to the point where my general obsessions have so dominated my dash and my heart that i've made a separate blog. if you're into that sorta thing, it's

Fandom of the Opera

uh, i also write and produce art on an entirely irregular basis.

enter at your own risk.

(wanky)

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"What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy-a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages. There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of the United States, at this very hour."

Frederick Douglass, The Meaning of July Fourth to the Negro, July 5, 1852.

Again, this was part a speech given to a group of the elite of the nation by a freed Black man.

In pre-Civil War America.

And said out loud. To people.

Stones, man.

(via thoughtnami)

winterfellis:

by hugo walker
rad-moon:

henrikay:

Bunker Bay - Western Australia

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fuckingrapeculture:

[Palestinian holds up a poster:YOUTake my waterBurn my olive treesDestroy my houseTake my jobSteal my landImprison my fatherKill my motherBomb my countryStarve us allHumiliate us allBUTI am to blame: I shot a rocket back]
politicaldove:

The photo speaks louder than any caption ever could.
"The first two books are adventure stories, about getting people jazzed for revolution. But the third one changes genres and switches into misery porn. It’s about the consequences and the reality of that revolution.
You wanted a war, dear reader? Here is war, up close and personal. Here is the boredom and the fear and the being locked in a “safe” place with no control. Here is Prim dying pointlessly. Here is PTSD. Here is a brainwashed, weaponized version of your beautiful lover who went off to battle and came back a killer. Here are people, fatuous people but people who cared about you and who just happened to be on the wrong side at the wrong time, people who are beaten and kept in chains by your allies. Here are your friends and peers dying screaming in the stinking dark, literally torn to pieces and devoured alive. Here is the man you thought would be your confidante for life and maybe something more, the blood of your fucking family all over his hands. Here is beaten down exhaustion and despair and confusion. Here is everything you wanted, dear reader. Eat it up. Choke it down. Does any of it seem so necessary now?
And for all that price paid, what changes? The old man is dying anyway, he chokes to death on his own blood laughing at you. The old lady just brings the games back. Everything you fought for, perverted by power-hungry politicians. All that changed was the color of the boot and the neck it pressed down on.
Even after righting THAT final wrong, the only happy ending Katniss gets is that she can tell her kids why mommy wakes up screaming at night.
Yeah, the prose isn’t the best. But damn do I love where Collins took the series. It’s not an adventure series about justified vengeance. It’s about the consequences of violence, and the personal and social toll it takes on everybody. She fashioned an intense anti-war story and suckered the audience into it with her thrilling dystopia tales. What a great trick."
reddit user mr_chip saying it how it is
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"We look up at the same stars, and see such different things."
George R. R. Martin (via seabois)
xysciences:

Wallace-Bolyai-Gerwien theory is the theory that any two polygons are equidecomposable. 
That is that one can be cut into finitely many polygon pieces and be rearranged to obtain the second polygon. 
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