It’s getting hard to be someone, but it all works out - John Lennon

Pithy snapshots of my brain through captures of tv/film, music, quotes, and other inspirations as I find them.

ABOUT ME: Part-time vidder. Full-time grad student. Lifetime fangirl.

I use my LJ for more lengthy fandom things, reactions, score/picspam metas and the like. My Pinboard keeps all my recs of fic, vids, and meta as I find them. I recently founded THG Music Archive after Hunger Games totally usurped my brain and then said "No, I'm a book, silly. You have to wait to vid all the things you want to vid for at least THREE YEARS." Books are cruel, yo.

 

The Erasure of Maya Angelou’s Sex Work History

In interviews, Dr. Angelou used the term “prostitute” to refer to her previous employment without rancor or shame. She spoke candidly to her family about it. She told her mother, brother, and son she would redact the information from the book, but only if they were uncomfortable with it. She had no issue whatsoever with speaking her truth. So why do we not know about it, save for hushed whispers and the occasional salacious reference in reports about and interviews of her? What’s so wrong with our beloved and lovely Maya Angelou having been a sex worker and brothel manager?

Respectability politics no doubt play a role in the erasure of her history as a sex worker. With a wide brush, details on it have been painted over by those who won’t acknowledge such a thing, brushing past it to talk about her awards and accolades. But she had no problem stating plainly: “There are many ways to prostitute one’s self.”

(Source: knowledgeequalsblackpower)

sweetsamofmine:

It’s so odd to me that these Ghostfacers parallels happened, very clearly showing why Dean was HELLA wrong in what he did at the beginning of this season, but J2 still went with changing lines in the finale and talking in interviews like … Dean wasn’t.. wrong… and that Sam… just didn’t get it????

pretty sure it was dean and j2 that didn’t get it

It’s so clear where the writing is headed except I know it’s gonna be redirected and that’s disappointing. 

​The Two Organizations Trying to Destroy U.S. Science Education

greenthepress:

This is a story that needs to be shared. 

Fossil fuel money backs the Heartland Institute, which has been working to dismantle the teaching of global warming in public schools.

This latest development shows how far they’re willing to go to push their anti-science education agenda. 

http://heyiamnasu.tumblr.com/post/93055611563/ok-so-nerd-hq-mark-sheppard-was-at-his-best-he

heyiamnasu:

Ok so Nerd HQ:

  • Mark Sheppard was at his best. He went to sit in front of fans, and he was so relaxed and fun! :)
  • Awkward fanart question: What was the weirdest one you saw? Mark: picture about Crowley and Cas in a bath, Misha: characters with cat-ears, Jared: he loves fanarts, he has plenty…

Played 53 times

I hate to break it to you, babe
But I’m not drowning
There’s no one here to save

Who cares if you disagree?
You are not me
Who made you king of anything?
So you dare tell me who to be
Who died and made you king of anything?

(Source: scrapbookforsara)

Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can’t forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released.

Natalie Goldberg (via maxkirin)

sinnaonthebarricade:

In Shakespearean we don’t say “I love you” we say “Since my dear soul was mistress of her choice and could of men distinguish, her election hath seal’d thee for herself” which roughly translates to “I trust you completely even though every other person who meant anything to me has betrayed me” and I think that’s really beautiful.

(Source: acedavey)

the-world-is-a-corner:

technicolordreamgoat:

I think Cups!Mashups may just be my new favorite thing ever. Bastille’s “Pompeii” was a perfect song to mix this with, and these ladies blew it out of the water. I think I’m in love <3

I think they broke my brain.