(Bright) Things

Newly, angstily graduated from college. One day I will look back at this blog and edit out all the embarrassing parts.

There will be on-point reblogs relating to identity and gender politics. Other frequent topics include but are not limited to: reproductive rights, movies, awards for movies, seasonal distractions like elections or figure skating, rad gifs, and messages and implications of really important literature like HP and ASOIAF.
Who I Follow

oceanicsteam:

seekingwillow:

priceofliberty:

salon:

Is this a human rights violation?

They’re being forced to risk their lives, so yeah I would say this is a violation of their right to life.

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Everytime I look around, the US Govt, or some part there-of on  State or National level; is finding a way to reintroduce slavery.

They don’t need to reintroduce it, it’s never fully went away, 13th amendment:

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Shit is fucked up and bullshit.

because not enough people have even heard of this shit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Prison_Industries. This is important, you guys. Among lots of other problems with this practice, when citizens and politicians are convinced that prisoners doing un- or under-paid labor is a good thing and beneficial to corps, it lessens the incentive to decrease the U.S. incarceration rate—which is the highest in the world. 

sassycelery:

dere you go

I don’t know why I’m reblogging this. The week I discovered instant brownie in a mug, my life/diet/self-control went to pieces.    

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transcosette:

we as a society need to start talking about abusive friendships, bc those exist and seem to be really common

and most people in them dont know how do deal w the abuse bc its normally emotional abuse which.gets delegitimized, and its a platonic relationship and not a romo or sexual one, so it gets delegitimized for that too

(via songsofwolves)

inksplattersandearlyhours:

I think one of the reasons the Harry Potter Epilogue was so poorly received was because the audience was primarily made up of the Millennial generation.

We’ve walked with Harry, Ron and Hermione, through a world that we thought was great but slowly revealed itself to be the opposite. We unpeeled the layers of corruption within the government, we saw cruelty against minorities grow in the past decades, and had media attack us and had teachers tell us that we ‘must not tell lies’. We got angry and frustrated and, like Harry, Ron and Hermione, had to think of a way to fight back. And them winning? That would have been enough to give us hope and leave us satisfied.

But instead. There was skip scene. And suddenly they were all over 30 and happy with their 2.5 children.

And the Millennials were left flailing in the dust.

Because while we recognised and empathised with everything up to that point. But seeing the Golden Trio financially stable and content and married? That was not something our generation could recognise. Because we have no idea if we’re ever going to be able to reach that stage. Not with the world we’re living in right now.

Having Harry, Ron and Hermione stare off into the distance after the battle and wonder about what the future might be would have stuck with us. Hell, have them move into a shitty flat together and try and sort out their lives would have. Have them with screaming nightmares and failed relationships and trying to get jobs in a society that’s falling apart would have. Have them still trying to fix things in that society would have. Because we known Voldemort was just a symptom of the disease of prejudice the Wizarding World.

But don’t push us off with an ‘all was well’. In a world about magic, JK Rowling finally broke our suspension of disbelief by having them all hit middle-class and middle-age contentment and expecting a fanbase of teenagers to accept it.

Also. Since when was ‘don’t worry kids, you’re going to turn out just like your parents’ ever a happy ending? Does our generation even recognise marriage and money and jobs as the fulfillment of life anymore? Does our generation even recognise the Epilogue’s Golden Trio anymore?

1. It seems kind of unreasonable to expect her to write a book about our future economic struggles when the last book came out like, a year before the global recession hit. 

2. It is the most millennial thing you can do (in accordance to stereotypical perceptions of us) to state things like “Our generation watched cruelty against minorities grow” (yeah, racism was definitely better in the 80s!) and other absurdities that imply that political corruption and classicism and whatever are uniquely understood by our generation. Also, the books are rife with allusions and parallels to 20th-century fascism and you know what the real-life generation did after winning a couple wars and surviving the threat of total annihilation? Moved to the suburbs and had lots of babies.  

(via mightyisobel)

Pro-tip: If you know for a fact that a friend really needs help but are confused as to why they declined your offer of help, it’s probably because they don’t actually believe that you’re willing to go through with your offer or stay aboard once it’s clear that it’ll require more than a modicum of your time or resources. Just try to do something anyway. 

sharpayevons:

"At least you love me." I say to my pet as I hold them against my chest as they try to get away

(via songsofwolves)

Yo, Gilmore Girls was a great source of cultural capital as a teenager. I had never heard of half the movies they riffed on, and I was a cautious reader who stuck to mostly Penguin classics. It was actually through Gilmore Girls that I met my high school literary angst soulmate, Franny and Zooey. 

Who drinks latte and eats pizza at the same time I am disgusted 

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magconslut:

relaapse:

007-reporting:

suicidiallthooughts:

fishsugar:

Different message everytime you drag it 

This is perfect.

This needs to be on everyone’s dash. 

I literally burst out crying

i need this on my blog and i think everyone should have this :)

and here come the tears

holy fuck what is this sorcery

(via cielrouge)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
This is gonna sound so stupid but what is a fuckboy? lol
brightthings brightthings Said:

madamevengeance:

rememberingsuunday:

fuckboy symptoms:

  • timothy over here askin’ for nudes when all u did was say hello
  • connor who won’t calm down with his axe spray tryna infect ya lungs
  • colin adding #420 to his bio when he smoked weed one time
  • gregory mad cause u didn’t blow him after the first date

how to spot a fuckboy:

  • white nike tube socks with his adidas sandals
  • he wants to play 20 questions (!!!!!!!!! do not play !!!!!!!!!!! especially if there’s a “;)” involved)
  • relies on his mom but doesn’t respect women
  • looks like he just read one of jaden smith’s tweets in all of his selfies
  • can’t find the clitoris

fuckboys come in all shapes and sizes and results may vary but when he a fuckboy…he a fuckboy…and u will know

Lol “u will kno”

madamevengeance this post was made for you. 

forreal-tho:

jionttt:

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

princewenyuan:

the funniest thing is that the tattoo actually reads “part of an asshole race”

dying

more accurate is “Member of asshole race”

No chill

(via thewildonion)

Your brain is wired for survival, not happiness. That is why it keeps bringing up negative emotions, past mistakes and worries about the future. Because of this wiring, you can get stuck in repetitive cycles of self-criticism, worry and fear that interfere with your ability to enjoy the present moment.

lancrebitch:

crunchierkatie:

i love seeing girls close ranks when their fella is cheating, instead of defending him and attacking the other girls. like seriously. it warms my cold, cold heart so much. 

i need the rest of this story, where did you put the body

(via cielrouge)

I kind of want to die when I remember that Yuna, Mao, and Tessa/Scott have all retired.