“At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.”—Caitlin Moran (via scatteredandshining)
"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.
reblogging for that metaphor I like that metaphor.
How excited is everyone?!? Less than two hours away now!!!
Just to give everyone a heads-up…we have temporarily disabled our “ASK” feature. It will be turned back on once both of us admins have seen the new episode. This is to prevent either of us from being spoiled.
It’s odd, because for the first hour, I thought, man, Bane is just not working. What’s wrong here? He just isn’t coming across as dangerous or motivated. He was a little bit baffling in every scene except possibly the opener, and I was starting to prepare for disappointment.
I absolutely love the Secret Six comic As a matter of fact…anything Gail Simone writes I swear by.
It has been one year since I first discovered tumblr. This place and all of you mean a great deal to me, and I wanted to find a fun way of saying “thanks”. So, I’m doing a little giveaway of—what else?—DA2 goodies.
“Chris Rock seems to have tweeted up a bit of controversy over the July 4th holiday. The comedian, whose latest project is executive producing ‘Totally Biased’ with W. Kamau Bell for FX, ruffled more than a few feathers after sending out this message to his followers: “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.””—Chris Rock ‘White People’s Day’ July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy (via tballardbrown)
“When people didn’t rally around Dead Prez, I knew the black hip-hop audience had become far less politicized. I just don’t know if Americans give a damn about anything past a shopping mall. And that’s all Americans on all levels. I can’t expect rappers to be politicized when Americans are not socially motivated enough to care about their own lives and public policy as much as they were even 20 years ago. But I’m compelled to make the music I make regardless.”—Killer Mike talks about the evolution of hip-hop’s relationship with politics in our latest feature interview. (via pitchfork)