My parents had their own version of it, which was linear; it told a story about me staying up late and reading things and watching things that told me to do something awful, of staring too long at a static screen. It’s because they thought this, and because they maybe still do, that I can’t communicate with them. I can’t explain to them what those nights were like except to say that they gave me a sort of shelter. ‘Shelter from what?’ they would say if I managed to put it to them that plainly, ‘Why did you need shelter?’ Some things are hard to explain to your parents. Some things are hard to explain, period, but your parents especially are never going to understand them.
John Darnielle, Wolf in White Van
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ijust saw an ad for Vanilla Ice Goes Amish on DIY network and i pressed the back of my hand to my forehead like an old-fashioned maiden

maybe i was wrong and causality does not exist?!

rgeck:

skyscomics:

oberlincomicscollective:

Introducing the OCC Zine Subscription Project!

2 - 3 handmade zines, personally delivered to you in a mysterious package once every other week. Each zine is an art object drawn, printed, folded, and stapled by one (or several) members of the Oberlin Comics Collective.

5 dollars for 6 installments.

Subscribe here!

I’m v. v. involved with this! and that’s my lil’ drawing

prouddd

ive never bought anything faster in my lifeeee

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stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Women’s Work: Reimagining “Blue-Collar”

26 images of tenacious, strong female loggers, welders, firefighters, miners and so forth challenging the idea of what we consider “women’s work.”

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Sam Haskins
Magritte Inspired apple series, 1972

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Sam Haskins

Magritte Inspired apple series, 1972

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Happiness for a reason is just another form of misery because the reason can be taken away from us at any time.

Deepak Chopra 

actually they’re not the same because causality exists (i know!!! i am surprised too!!!!) and u r not the affect police deepak!!!

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flower harvest

i told my boss (he is too good for the word ‘boss’ tbh) that i would drive my car until i was dead and then they could bury me in it, and then he gave a lil laugh and made a joke about visitors to my grave sitting shotgun to talk to me!!!! n i said “that would be nice and not weird or creepy” and we both laffed and my <33333 

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look wht my tiny treasure, most cherished angel, bravest black metal baby did to me this time///as if opening the package and reading the note and eating this sacramental bubble gum wasn’t enough, when i turned on the radio they were playing LANDSLIDE

followed by PARTY IN THE USA

and that i why i was crying in the parking lot, officer, what’s youR excuse

Last November the Activist Post ran a story about the propensity of police officers killing civilians. Stated was the following:

"Since 9/11, and the subsequent militarization of the police by the Department of Homeland Security, about 5,000 Americans have been killed by US police officers. The civilian death rate is nearly equal to the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq. In fact, you are 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist.”

That statistic is alarming enough considering if the 4,489 American soldiers killed in combat in Iraq constitute a condition of war, then the killing of 5,000 American civilians by United States police departments ought to be viewed as a war on we the People by our very own government.

…[The fact is] a cop is far more likely… to kill you than you are to kill a cop. Stated another way, when an officer comes into contact with you, you are far less of a threat to them than the perception our culture proliferates. The police are, in fact, more of a threat to YOU.

The idea that police have an incredibly dangerous job is what we Southerners call a tall-tale, a stretch of the truth to bolster an ego unwilling to accept mediocrity. Not to take away from what many fair-minded officers do every day, but as those stubborn things called facts would have it, policing is less dangerous than farming, fishing, logging, and trash collecting, as well as six other professions.  

Now is the time to burst the cop myth and to stop giving them the deference to murder our friends and family in the street.”

— Cops: The Myth of the Most Dangerous Job | AmericaWakieWakie 

(Photo Credit: 08/20/14, Oakland marches in solidarity with Ferguson, MO after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18 yr old Mike Brown | AmericaWakieWakie)

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untrustyou:

Jenn Slade

like i still can’t believe my eyes that this isn’t literally me erika lrb

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austriandominions:

emails w/ fam, cont.

dora for prez

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Played 52 times

there are almost no songs on my summer 2014 playlist (titled, obv, “Raleighlujah”) because my real summer playlist is “car radio”

(and because i do the most purposeful, sustained listening when i am SAD and ALONE~)

and because for once all the things i am listening to fail to settle into a narrative, which, lbr, at this point is a gift

ok, because except for a handful of songs that straight landed on me out of the ether or whatever, all i wake up to is pop country and hymns and mountain goats songs abt places in north carolina, and these are not audible, they are only locations (and like, i can’t even talk about the mtn goats at all for how inextricably time-sensitive that whole realm is. a time capsule)

but i had this one playing in my head with someone else’s words in it, something like “you say you don’t wanna hurt me/but no thanks" and i knew that wasn’t it, &i finally had to check what the words actually said

and what that location is, is also a gift