❂ 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 

Welcome Home

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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dawnawakened:

Jeff Rowland, Snow covers Sandgate (2012)

"I have always been fascinated in two areas of art; the implicit meaning and the inspiration. I was inspired to paint a rain soaked street through films I saw at the cinema. I am always inspired to experience what I am about to paint. I remember Billy Connolly saying that he hated songs about Scotland that were written by men in London: men who had never even seen the Highlands. In other words, if you are going to do something creative, get to the very heart of it first." - Jeff Rowland; Ideas/Inspirations
majiinboo:

ok, but this is me
just-watch-me-hachiko:

rainydayraised:

A girl becomes embarrassed after giving flowers to a female US soldier on duty in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. 16 April 2007

The caption changes so many assumptions
photographyofdavidhanjani:

Lost Signal. Photos & Gif By David Hanjani
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As most of you probably know, someone somewhere dumped a deluge of purported nude photographs of a number of female celebrities online yesterday. The victims include the likes of Kate Upton, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa Palmer. But the focal point for this story has been Hunger Games/American Hustle actress Jennifer Lawrence, since the Oscar winning actress is perhaps the most famous actress on the planet right now. Without going into sordid details ( Justice and Grande have claimed their respective photos are fake, others have confirmed they are real), I’d like to make two very specific points. Ms. Lawrence and the other victims have absolutely nothing to apologize for in terms of the contents of the photos or the nature in which they were leaked. The story itself should not be addressed as if it were a scandal, but rather what it is: A sex crime involving theft of personal property and the exploitation of the female body.

Outlets as mainstream as People and CNN are referring to the photo leak as a “scandal.” All due respect, it’s not a scandal. The actresses and musicians involved did nothing immoral or legally wrong by choosing to take nude pictures of themselves and put them on their personal cell phones. You may argue, without any intended malice, that it may be unwise in this day-and-age to put nude pictures of yourself on a cell phone which can be act and/or stolen. But without discounting that statement, the issue is that these women have the absolute right and privilege to put whatever they want on their cell phones with the expectation that said contents will remain private or exclusive to whomever is permitted to see them just like their male peers. The burden of moral guilt is on the people who stole said property and on those who chose to consume said stolen property for titillation and/or sexual gratification.

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Scott Mendelson (http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2014/09/01/jennifer-lawrence-nude-photo-leak-isnt-a-scandal-its-a-sex-crime/)  (via jlawandcompany)
theentertainingblog:

osadico:

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nevver:

James Baldwin
lupevision:

Ink drawing by Lupe Vasconcelos