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2damnfeisty:

rozhanitsa:

2damnfeisty:

Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.

ALL OF THIS

(Source: ageofdesiderata, via bext-k)

Jul
23rd
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I’ve never traveled in packs. I’ve always sort of been on the outside. I’ve always been the stranger. Art works better in places where you are allowed to have your deepest eccentricities come out. You need a really good space for that. Sometimes it’s bars, and sometimes it’s like Trinity Church in Toronto. We played in a burrito restaurant the other night. It was amazing.

Jeff Buckley. (via thebrams)

attn: burrhetorics!

(via jeffbuckleyforever)

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my son is also named bort!

my son is also named bort!

(Source: patrickkingart, via emmalyn)

Jul
17th
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thedavidoreilly:

Some failed mountains :<

Jul
15th
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(Source: rightqueer, via perrywinxxx)

Jul
9th
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To speak for myself, I don’t experience making games as an expression of mastery over a system of code, as a trained programmer might. Instead, it feels like a dialogue or sometimes like a shouting match. I have an idea of what I want to manifest, but getting there requires constant negotiation with an alien structure. This process mirrors the way many trans people talk about our bodies and experiences: wrestling with material conditions to produce something we can work with.

by Merritt Kopas, Trans Women & The New Hypertext | Lambda Literary

a billion thanks to transartorialism who shared this at exactly the opportune moment. we’re considering a research/project group on games for the coming year, and/but also this closing reflection helps me make sense of how it feels to be an amateur in digital composition who can still accomplish awesome things.

and: bodies. perfect. something we can work with.

Jul
8th
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While I’m not sure I would support any kind of mandatory policy on using trigger warnings in courses, what troubles me about this editorial and many other media reports I’ve seen on these issues is a level of condescension towards students based on how “overprotected” they are, or mocking their entitlement to that kind of “over”protection. This kind of response is troubling to me because it does not recognize the ways in which students are working to collaborate and powershare in their education—which seems pretty awesome, and one of the goals of a critical pedagogy.
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aedison:

NOTE: If you don’t understand that this entire post is making fun of people who think trigger warnings are the end of the world, then I don’t know what to say to you.
We open on a dusty, stark landscape. A small town, not much more than a rest stop for travelers to somewhere better. If there even is somewhere better. The one building that doesn’t look like it’s about to fall apart is the Library. It is gleaming, well-maintained, and guarded at all times by heavily armored troops.
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A mother is teaching her daughter to read.
MOTHER: Now remember, Sally, any time you open a book, you gotta read the trigger warning first. SALLY: But the trigger warning is boring, Mommy! I want to get to the good part! MOTHER: Don’t ever let them hear you say that! They could… they could kill you. My little girl. Don’t let them hear you. Okay?
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A teacher is instructing her class.
TEACHER: Okay, everyone, open your books to page TW14. Philip help read out pages 7-14 yesterday, so who wants to go today? STUDENT: When are we going to get to the actual book? STUDENT 2: Yeah, I want to read something real! TEACHER: Come on, class, you know the rules. If you don’t read the warning, you won’t know what’s inside the book. And if you don’t know what’s inside, anything could happen.
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Two old men, former novelists, are getting drunk and grousing at a bar.
CARL: How’d we ever let it get this bad, Gene? GENE: C’mon, you know why. It was the logical conclusion. First, the trigger warnings popped up on the web. “Hey, this post includes discussion of sexual assault.” Then, they put them in a couple books. No big deal, right? Just a few sentences at the start of Huckleberry Finn. “Watch out for the racism!” Surely nobody would object to that. CARL: Yeah(!) GENE: And then, the Trigger War. The librarians and the religious extremists teamed up to form the Content Wardens. And things have never been the same. CARL: You’re right–it was all inevitable. From the first trigger warning posted on a blog, this was where it was all leading. GENE: The logical-fucking-conclusion.
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Our stars, LUKIFER, played by John Cusack and SERENDIFFANY, played by Mila Kunis, are walking through the desert. He strides ahead, purposefully, while she lags behind, calling out to him.
SERENDIFFANY: Why are you looking for this stupid book, anyway? You can get a book at any Library. As long as the Content Wardens don’t shoot you for a micro aggression. LUKIFER: Because this book is special. It’s the one book that they haven’t touched, the one book left in the whole world without a trigger warning. SERENDIFFANY: Are you going to destroy it? LUKIFER: Of course not! I’m going to read it. SERENDIFFANY: But… but anything could be inside! LUKIFER: That’s the point, girl. That’s the damn point.

aedison:

NOTE: If you don’t understand that this entire post is making fun of people who think trigger warnings are the end of the world, then I don’t know what to say to you.

We open on a dusty, stark landscape. A small town, not much more than a rest stop for travelers to somewhere better. If there even is somewhere better. The one building that doesn’t look like it’s about to fall apart is the Library. It is gleaming, well-maintained, and guarded at all times by heavily armored troops.

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A mother is teaching her daughter to read.

MOTHER: Now remember, Sally, any time you open a book, you gotta read the trigger warning first.
SALLY: But the trigger warning is boring, Mommy! I want to get to the good part!
MOTHER: Don’t ever let them hear you say that! They could… they could kill you. My little girl. Don’t let them hear you. Okay?

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A teacher is instructing her class.

TEACHER: Okay, everyone, open your books to page TW14. Philip help read out pages 7-14 yesterday, so who wants to go today?
STUDENT: When are we going to get to the actual book?
STUDENT 2: Yeah, I want to read something real!
TEACHER: Come on, class, you know the rules. If you don’t read the warning, you won’t know what’s inside the book. And if you don’t know what’s inside, anything could happen.

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Two old men, former novelists, are getting drunk and grousing at a bar.

CARL: How’d we ever let it get this bad, Gene?
GENE: C’mon, you know why. It was the logical conclusion. First, the trigger warnings popped up on the web. “Hey, this post includes discussion of sexual assault.” Then, they put them in a couple books. No big deal, right? Just a few sentences at the start of Huckleberry Finn. “Watch out for the racism!” Surely nobody would object to that.
CARL: Yeah(!)
GENE: And then, the Trigger War. The librarians and the religious extremists teamed up to form the Content Wardens. And things have never been the same.
CARL: You’re right–it was all inevitable. From the first trigger warning posted on a blog, this was where it was all leading.
GENE: The logical-fucking-conclusion.

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Our stars, LUKIFER, played by John Cusack and SERENDIFFANY, played by Mila Kunis, are walking through the desert. He strides ahead, purposefully, while she lags behind, calling out to him.

SERENDIFFANY: Why are you looking for this stupid book, anyway? You can get a book at any Library. As long as the Content Wardens don’t shoot you for a micro aggression.
LUKIFER: Because this book is special. It’s the one book that they haven’t touched, the one book left in the whole world without a trigger warning.
SERENDIFFANY: Are you going to destroy it?
LUKIFER: Of course not! I’m going to read it.
SERENDIFFANY: But… but anything could be inside!
LUKIFER: That’s the point, girl. That’s the damn point.

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ladiesagainsthumanity:

RUTH. BADER. GINSBERG. 

via @sethdmichaels

(Source: ihopeyoulikeblackberries, via thefeministpress)

Jul
7th
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mashatupitsyn:

"Everything takes time. I’m starting to think that the only things that keep people going are forgiveness and time.

We are all humiliated.
Forgiveness is not a mark of lost dignity.”

-Jarett Kobek, BTW

(via tirado)

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Of David Foster Wallace he growled, with a wave of his hand, “He has his thing that he does.”
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platinia:


Bottled up emotions.

This is art

platinia:

Bottled up emotions.

This is art

(Source: nyctaeus, via mekhismind)

Jul
4th
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Tempe city code only requires a resident to provide a truthful name, not show identification as the officer demanded from Ore, but no authority has found any misconduct in the arrest by Ferrin.