One Big Image Based Existence
(Indeed, an astoundingly small proportion of arguments ‘for free speech’ & ‘against censorship’ or ‘banning’ are, in fact, about free speech, censorship or banning. It is depressing to have to point out, yet again, that there is a distinction between having the legal right to say something & having the moral right not to be held accountable for what you say. Being asked to apologise for saying something unconscionable is not the same as being stripped of the legal right to say it. It’s really not very fucking complicated. Cry Free Speech in such contexts, you are demanding the right to speak any bilge you wish without apology or fear of comeback. You are demanding not legal rights but an end to debate about & criticism of what you say. When did bigotry get so needy? This assertive & idiotic failure to understand that juridical permissibility backed up by the state is not the horizon of politics or morality is absurdly resilient.)
China Mieville, reminding us needy bigots what free speech actually means (via suziedowninthequiet)

Can we talk about how on point this tweet is


Can we talk about how on point this tweet is



please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.

queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.

When women scream you wonder what’s wrong with them. When men yell you get afraid about what they’re going to do.
A girl in my creative writing class said this in response to a story we read about witnessing intimate partner violence and it really fucked with my head because I’ve never, ever, ever, thought of it that way. (via firelorddahlia)



Fuck your house.

OMG I’m dying


Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)


Maori sculpture


Maori sculpture





So one time, at band camp a craft fair, I made 25 of these guys in a fit of excited productivity… and sold a grand total of 2. There have been 23 love mites wallowing away in a rubbermaid container on the top shelf of my closet for the longest time. It’s time they go to some new homes!