thisiseverydayracism:

The prison-industrial complex is just a myth…right?

thisiseverydayracism:

The prison-industrial complex is just a myth…right?

meserach:

So first up, we’re all agreed that these are the god-to-icon matchups now, right?
I’d had my doubts previously that Tara was really going to be a god as opposed to some sort of pretender, but it seems now from issue #3 and Lucifer’s comments on each that the gods themselves are recognising Tara as one of them (even if they don’t like her much). So while it still feels like there’s some kind of swerve coming with Tara’s divine identity, I’ll accept her pro tem. And the constant snide remarks about her theatricality make sense of the masks, although it’s still a mystery as to /which/ mythological Tara that makes any sense for.
Minerva’s 12? Hahaha. And female, that’s confirmed now, so we’re presently at six ladies (Amaterasu, Lucifer, Sakhmet, Minerva, the Morrigan, Tara) to four men (Inanna, Baal, Woden, Baphomet). I think word of god  is it’s a 7/5 split, so we have one of each gender still to manifest (barring one or more genderfluid gods, anyway).

Reblogging for future reference cause I will forget by the time the next issue is out.

meserach:

So first up, we’re all agreed that these are the god-to-icon matchups now, right?

I’d had my doubts previously that Tara was really going to be a god as opposed to some sort of pretender, but it seems now from issue #3 and Lucifer’s comments on each that the gods themselves are recognising Tara as one of them (even if they don’t like her much). So while it still feels like there’s some kind of swerve coming with Tara’s divine identity, I’ll accept her pro tem. And the constant snide remarks about her theatricality make sense of the masks, although it’s still a mystery as to /which/ mythological Tara that makes any sense for.

Minerva’s 12? Hahaha. And female, that’s confirmed now, so we’re presently at six ladies (Amaterasu, Lucifer, Sakhmet, Minerva, the Morrigan, Tara) to four men (Inanna, Baal, Woden, Baphomet). I think word of god  is it’s a 7/5 split, so we have one of each gender still to manifest (barring one or more genderfluid gods, anyway).

Reblogging for future reference cause I will forget by the time the next issue is out.

softboycollective:

thebluelip-blondie:

my white protesters please remember that you’re rarely at the same risk we are when you stand up for what is right

I’m not gonna stop reblogging these reminders

softboycollective:

thebluelip-blondie:

my white protesters please remember that you’re rarely at the same risk we are when you stand up for what is right

I’m not gonna stop reblogging these reminders

What even? Why does this exist and is it magic or awful or…? Explain yourself, Toronto.

What even? Why does this exist and is it magic or awful or…? Explain yourself, Toronto.

I still don’t really know where to go for food though but I can subsist on shawarma for a few more weeks probably

Ok so my neighbourhood might be totally awesome. 

There’s also a snack stand in the park with cornbread and spanikopita.

Ok so my neighbourhood might be totally awesome.

There’s also a snack stand in the park with cornbread and spanikopita.

steverogersorbust:

i think a part of why i lose my shit every time i’m reminded that zayn malik, mainstream superstar millionaire known by billions all over the world, is half-pakistani (and therefore desi like me) is that outside of my immediate family, i grew up completely immersed in the idea of normalcy equaling whiteness.

everywhere i turned as a child, there were white people. everything i saw as a young girl was not only about white people, but for white people. every dream i dreamed, every hope i fostered in my heart, was represented first to me by white people, in the context of a white person accomplishing that dream, living that hope. i never saw myself represented anywhere except bollywood films, and even there, the heroines were tall, thin, and extremely extremely pale. somewhere along the line, i resigned myself to either buying into a white world or forever living on the outside looking in.

i spent most of my life telling others that i was “white on the inside” as if being brown on the inside would be the height of embarrassment. as if my otheredness was a source of shame. i didn’t pursue pathways because i wasnt brave enough to fight against my mom pointing out that “there are no indian actresses on tv, betiji.” or my friend saying “whoa the main character in your book isn’t white?” and that’s my own fault, but. it’s also evidence of a gap. it’s also evidence of why representation matters.

and so when zain malik, with his dark hair and dark eyes and half-Bradford, half exaggerated desi accent burst into the scene, tweeting about roti and talking about his mum’s samosas, taking pics with his family in their salwar kameezes, requesting suraj hua madham on bbc asia…

it was like tentative spring. and as that same zain malik turned into zayn malik who turned into a MEGAFUCKING POPSTAR THAT EVERYONE KNOWS and adores and thinks is BEAUTIFUL…

well. it was like goddamn summer.

you have to understand. mindy kaling and aziz ansari are amazing. and i love seeing them make it big. but their culture and color is constantly a source of—not shame, but challenge, maybe—for them. they always talk around it, because hollywood likes to exotify. and i know zayn has stepped away from being so public about his culture, his religion. i know he’s had to distance himself from it for the sake of his family not receiving hate, for the sake of his self not being dragged through the mud in the media or by his own fucking racist fans. i know he’s been whitewashed in many ways.

but hearing zayn in the brief beginning of his career be so open about his love of bollywood, speaking urdu, celebrating eid, tweeting about prayer…it was like the sun breaking out of the clouds. it was like i could step out of the shadows and point a finger and be like “HIM! HE’S LIKE ME! YO! LOOK!” in philadelphia, when he answered my soundcheck question it was the most profound moment of my fucking life to hear him say the words “khabhi kushi khabhi ghum” because for the first time, OTHER PEOPLE WERE THE ONES ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN. for two seconds, zayn and i were the only ones in that entire stadium who understood those fucking words. and that means…so much to someone who’s had to conform to make herself understood her whole life.

so i just want to say thank you to him. and to his family, who share tidbits of his life with us in ways that confirm for me that the same kid who is selling out stadiums and living a life i only ever imagined in the recesses of my mind is also the kid who grew up loving amitabh, just like me.

i can finally say that, you know.

just like me.

actually this amazing piece of writing is important and wonderful enough to belong on the mainblog, 1D-ness notwithstanding

1) You know they really wanted the line to be “my fucking birthday”.

2) If I were to explain why all karaoke joints should have microphone stands (and possibly also old-timey microphones) this music video would be reasons 1 to 36 or so.

Like…if I can’t dismissively twirl a mic chord or sassily toss my mic stand around or use it as a prop while dropping to the ground in between verses, then WHAT IS THE DAMN POINT?

When did Aly & AJ get such strong Lana Del Rey vibes? Was it when they turned into 78violet?

Remember when Insomniatic was, against all odds, kind of a perfect pop-rock record?

(Which also somehow managed to include ‘Blush' which is almost uncomfortable in how real it is, and ‘Tears' which has crazy moving harmonies all over the place, so I guess the turn into spaces that code as singer-songwriter isn't really surprising but the flower crowns are a little on the nose is all.)

my-tardis-sense-is-tingling:

These tweets (and one retweet) are from my friend Ryan, a journalist who has been on the ground in Ferguson for the past few days. (His Twitter account is here, and it’s a great source of updates on the situation there   [x]).

I just wanted to remind everybody that while spreading word about Michael Brown’s unjust murder and the horrifying events of the night of August 14, 2014, please do not oversimplify or ignore the complexities of the situation.

Some journalists in the town have been doing what journalists do: focusing on all the negative aspects about the community to try and make it look like a hell-hole in order to sell their own pictures and stories, and basically all many of them want to do is further their own careers. But focusing on all that negativity only paints the picture of one side of the story, ignoring a lot of other important things going on there.

Please do not fall prey to the media’s game. Anger at the actions of the police in Ferguson is totally justified, but in the midst of that we cannot allow the people who are living with the situation every day to be dehumanized. Despite all this tragedy and chaos going on around them, they’re still a community and in many ways they’re pulling through all of it together. They want peace. Anyone looting or burning things down is a very small portion of the community. The whole story is so much bigger.

A story doesn’t need tear gas to be interesting. We need to hear every side of this story, not just the horrific parts.

TL:DR: please don’t fall prey to media attempts to dehumanize and oversimplify the situation in ferguson!!

I don’t even know what is going on in this video but if Ariana is going to be leaving behind the baby Mariah 90’s throwback vibe that I loved and going for 2014 trend-chasing, at least there’s plenty to take in here?

The self-conscious shift towards ‘sexy’ in the single and album art and videos continues to be kind of awkward? The difference between how uncomfortable she scans in the weird posed kind of stilted ‘be sexy’ shots in this video as opposed to the ones where she just gets to be goofy and fight aliens or dance is really stark to me? ‘Problem’ had a similar thing going on.

Lesson: not everything needs to be ‘sexy’. Sometimes you should just make videos like the Spice Girls’ “Say You’ll Be There” instead. Cause seriously, try to tell me that at some point during the development of this video someone involved didn’t watch that classic 30 or 40 times.

screenshotsofdespair:

via bokunokanshou

megaparsecs:

i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

itmakesnosense:

“Not all those who wander are lost.” 

― J.R.R. Tolkien

http://actuallygrimes.tumblr.com/post/94992916264/losing-people-to-drugs-and-alcohol-is-the-worst

actuallygrimes:

losing people to drugs and alcohol is the worst because they destroy any good memories you have of them before forcing you to deal with the empty space they leave behind. also whoever keeps putting the few quotes i said early in my career about drugs back into my wikipedia page is an asshole. I…