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semen stained sheets smell sickly sweet
Jul 21
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(Source: judocalamar, via margann)

Jul 15
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paulftompkins:

This was quite a journey! I spent the better part of a day going back and forth with a guy that I was not entirely sure was for real at first, then I absolutely got fooled, and then I realized I got fooled. It was fun. The guy said some LEGITIMATELY funny stuff when he was “in character.” And it all ended in a way that I felt good about.

It’s pretty much all laid out in the screencaps, But let me elaborate here:

HEY YOUNG MEN! I know it seems like women complain a lot about how they are represented in media, including fiction, and how it seems like they want entertainment tailored specifically to them, and how they seem to want ALL of pop culture to be politically correct or feminist-ized or whatever it is you think they want, but really, what’s happening is that women are tired of seeing garbage women characters in most of our entertainment. And they’re wondering, Would it really be so much trouble to make more realized female characters? You could still have all your CGI and action and science fiction and drama and swords and stuff, but the female characters could be a little more fleshed out and interesting. And the entertainment would still be good and would, in fact, be better.

Guys, instead of  thinking, “Hey, not everything has to be politicized,” try thinking, “I wonder what it would be like for me if the situation were reversed, and how I’d feel if in the vast majority of the entertainment I consumed, the male characters were few and far between and then mostly used as talking props & plot devices. I wonder if I’d get kinda tired of that and occasionally I’d say something, even a little joke, just to ease the annoyance a little.”

Fellows. Listen to the women in your lives. Ask them questions. It will change your perspective for the better. Years ago, I got into a brief argument with two female friends of mine about a movie— it does not even matter which movie— that they viewed as sexist and I did not. I couldn;t even fathom how they could see it that way. I tried to argue that it was not sexist. In recounting our discussion to another party, it was pointed out to me that they might have a different viewpoint based on their life experiences, and that it was not for me to tell them that their interpretation was incorrect. And that I was probably getting defensive about it because if the movie was sexist, it followed that my liking it would make me appear sexist. And that’s when I realized that none of this was about me, and maybe I should shut up and listen and try to understand. And also to be more aware of things like this and develop not just my sympathy, but my empathy.

I will only ever be able to empathize so much with women, because my experience as a white male in America is vastly different from that of anyone who is not that. But I can relate to:

  • not being taken seriously
  • not being listened to
  • being dismissed
  • being condescended to
  • having something explained to me that I already understand

And I having had those experiences, I am now more inclined to TRY to understand where someone is coming from if they are telling me they are having a similar experience with our culture.

So guys: just try. You don’t even really have to dig that deep. Think about your own experiences as a person, then apply that to someone else. It gets easier the more you do it, and it makes your life better.

Anyway, I hear Dawn of The Planet of The Apes is pretty good! 

Jun 24
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5centsapound:

The Prestige of Terror is the title of a pamphlet written by the Egyptian Surrealist George Henein and published in Cairo, in French, several days after the dropping of the atomic bomb. It was not a thesis so much as a manifesto, in which he re-affirms his distaste for fascism, describes this moment in history as the worst day in the career of humanity, in which the ally’s have come to resemble their antagonists. Henein despised the politics of compromise, ‘The Lesser Evil’ as he called it. The Prestige of Terror was a rejection of racism and murder as a justification to win a democratic war. 

August 8, 1945
This is not a thesis. Because a thesis should be written not only with sang-froid and all the usual literary precautions, but also requires an accumulation of references and general statistical data to which I am loathe to sacrifice the reaction of disgust and fury that dictates this text to me. On top of which, the former audience for theses, now deserting all prolonged reflection, wallows in the reading of the many copies of “Digests” in circulation and the stories of intrigue, whether sentimental, diplomatic or criminal, that the press, worn-out by all sorts of ignominy, serves it each morning with breakfast.

This is not a thesis and will not be satisfied with being simply a protest. This is ambitious. This needs to provoke men asleep in lies; to give a sense, a target and a lasting impact to the disgust of an hour, the nausea of an instant. The values that presided over our idea of life and which looked after for us, here and there, those small islands of hope and intervals of dignity, are being methodically wrecked by events at which, to make matters worse, we are invited to watch our victory, to salute the eternal destruction of a dragon eternally reborn. 

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Images from an exhibition presented by
Adam Broomberg
 & Oliver Chanarin

May 12
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coketalk:

These nails are in honor of Hatefuck Tuesday.

coketalk:

These nails are in honor of Hatefuck Tuesday.

Apr 22
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truthfulfolk:

YEG sunset.

truthfulfolk:

YEG sunset.

Apr 08
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beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.
-Kate

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.

-Kate

Mar 22
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GENERAL CHANG #painting #acrylic #yegarts #startrek #christopherplummer #colour #klingon #theundiscoveredcountry #generalchang

GENERAL CHANG #painting #acrylic #yegarts #startrek #christopherplummer #colour #klingon #theundiscoveredcountry #generalchang

Mar 21
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YOLANDI #yolandi #yolandivisser #dieantwoord #zef #acrylic #fauvism #postimpressionism #painting #yeg #yegarts

YOLANDI #yolandi #yolandivisser #dieantwoord #zef #acrylic #fauvism #postimpressionism #painting #yeg #yegarts

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LATCHO DROM CASSETTE! Listen/purchase: Latcho Drom by Latcho Drom

DIY #cassette #cassetteculture #diyordie #yegmusic #posthardcore

Mar 20
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Matt Smith #doctorwho #nofilter #painting #realism #eleventhdoctor #acrylic #yeg #yegarts

Matt Smith #doctorwho #nofilter #painting #realism #eleventhdoctor #acrylic #yeg #yegarts

Mar 19
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William S Burroughs #williamburroughs #acrylic #painting #postimpressionism #nakedlunch #nofilter #yeg #yegarts #citiesoftherednight

William S Burroughs #williamburroughs #acrylic #painting #postimpressionism #nakedlunch #nofilter #yeg #yegarts #citiesoftherednight

Mar 18
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Bob Ross #nofilter #painting #acrylic #postimpressionism #colour #bobross #2014 #yeg #yegarts #paint #realism #thejoyofpainting #PBS

Bob Ross #nofilter #painting #acrylic #postimpressionism #colour #bobross #2014 #yeg #yegarts #paint #realism #thejoyofpainting #PBS

Mar 17
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Come to BOHEMIA on FRIDAY MARCH 21, and one of these beauties could be yours. All loving cut, folded, & hand numbered by yours truly. #latchodrom #cassetteculture #analog #enlighteneddespotism #diy #diyordie #yeg #alberta #posthardcore #mathrock #indie #wintercore #bohemia #edmonton

Come to BOHEMIA on FRIDAY MARCH 21, and one of these beauties could be yours. All loving cut, folded, & hand numbered by yours truly. #latchodrom #cassetteculture #analog #enlighteneddespotism #diy #diyordie #yeg #alberta #posthardcore #mathrock #indie #wintercore #bohemia #edmonton