I’m here to be an ethereal being born of the light spectrum, and eat noodles.
And I’m all out of noodles. (Please give me noodles)

electraschasauce:

raventhefox:

I managed to do something awful to my back yesterday, not sure what, and now bending my spine kills. Also, Phelan’s motorcycle got stolen last night. What else can go wrong today?

On the bright side, you get paid today.
And also, I’ll bring my vape pen to work today, and if you come a few hours early and visit me across the street, we can get stoned. :3<3

That sounds magical, but with all the errands Phelan and I have to do today, I’m not sure if it’s possible.
My weekend starts tomorrow though!

shitrichcollegekidssay:

"We shouldn’t be so hard on the businessman, but instead respect him for the fact that he possesses the better genes. That’s why poor people are poor, because their genes are not as good."

-Junior Mathematics Major submitted by E

I managed to do something awful to my back yesterday, not sure what, and now bending my spine kills. Also, Phelan’s motorcycle got stolen last night. What else can go wrong today?

shitrichcollegekidssay:

"Women should just learn to stop sending their nudes to untrustworthy boyfriends if they don’t want them posted all over the Internet [instead of men just not breaking the law by posting those pictures in the first place]."

-Junior psychology major submitted by 

bocchan:

karhide:

windandsalt:

friarpark

#this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy

okay, story time: i’m a resident actor a children’s theatre company, and we just did peter pan. i was cast as peter because i’m the only one who looks young enough to play the part; but aside from looking young, i look nothing like peter pan. he’s this little white boy with reddish brown hair and i’m an arab/hispanic queer with black hair and freckles. 

our company has a really devoted following, and these kids are reeeally young. after every show, we do autographs as the characters and have to keep up the act, because to a lot of these really young kids, we are who we pretend to be on stage. that terrified me. i’ve done autograph sessions in-character before, but never as such a well-loved character. who, again, is white. i was worried about what children might say.

over the course of the production, we must have performed for close to 500 kids, between the shows we did for families and the shows we did for school field trips.

and i distinctly remember one little white girl who came up to me with a DVD copy of disney’s peter pan, and she had this adorable tinkerbell dress on, and she just stared at me wide-eyed and after a while she said “i have all your movies!!”

first of all, if you don’t think that’s the cutest thing ever, please leave.

and when i asked her what she wanted me to sign, she handed me her DVD and said “by your face.” and she points right at this little white redheaded peter pan with pointy ears who is clearly not me, as if she can’t tell the difference… or she can, and she doesn’t care. similar things happened with different children, but it never lost its charm for me. on the contrary, it really warmed my heart.

by that same token there were many children of color who were affected by seeing a brown peter pan. a lot of them (usually older children) and/or their parents ask me how i got into acting, and if i had any advice for how to get into it. it meant a lot to me that there’s this whole generation of children of color who are going to pursue the arts, because even though i live in a very diverse area, our theatre landscape is still very whitewashed.

anyway, what i’m trying to say isn’t just that representation matters, which it does. what i’m also trying to say is that one less white face in the crowd isn’t going to hurt anyone. i feel like i’ve heard time and again that white people can only identify with white characters, and the whole point of my story is that that’s obviously not true. that kind of behavior, where people only empathize with characters who look like them, has to be taught. and that kind of behavior is racism.

bolding is mine, because that last bit really knocked it out of the park for me

meladoodle:

breakdalaw95:

dinofarts:

TODAY IN BIOLOGY CLASS WE LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU MOW THE GRASS THE BLADES RELEASE A CHEMICAL THAT MAKES THAT GLORIOUS SMELL BUT THE REASON WHY THEY RELEASE THE CHEMICAL IS TO WARN OTHER GRASS BLADES OF DANGER SO WHEN WE SMELL THE FRESHLY CUT GRASS SMELL IT’S NOT JUST A GOOD SMELL IT’S THE SMELL OF THE BLOOD AND SCREAMS FOR HELP OF THOUSANDS OF GRASS BLADES

wat is the grass supposed to do about it

oh yes grass run for your lives

"Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages."

Angela Davis  (via checkprivilege)

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Truth. This is exactly what they WANT to happen.

(via unite4humanity)