tinydancerinyourhand:

shamequeen:

kylieriot:

So, one of my best friends is going through a really, really tough time right now. Her father, who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer, just had surgery to remove his tumor. While recovering, he had a massive stroke, and the doctors are saying he might not wake up again. Shonna has spent all…

I think it was Duia that said knowing Shonna is like knowing Jesus—she is a good and generous person and has done so much to support everyone around her from sending bags full of soup to a friend who couldn’t afford food to writing me recommendation letters.  It is cosmically unfair that this is happening to her family.  If you have anything to spare, think about pitching in to help them out.

Shonna was my very first friend I met from the internet. I went to my first Fall Out Boy concert with her in Houston- we agreed to meet up on a LiveJournal community (lol, LJ) and huddled together for hours in the cold, then a few more smooshed against the barricade sweaty and screaming every lyric. I was one of the first friends to meet her oldest son Spencer, who is six years old now and has a baby brother Logan. They are the sweetest little boys who are just blessed with the greatest mother I have ever known. Shonna welcomes everyone into her home with loving arms, delicious food, and the kindest heart.

She has helped me countless times when I needed her, without question, and I want to signal boost this out to anyone who can help her now in her time of need. If you have had the gift of knowing Shonna, or even if you are meeting her now for the first time through those of us whose lives she has touched, I ask that if you can please donate anything that you can spare. Every little bit helps. <3

Let me be brief.

When I was too poor to feed myself and too proud to ask my parents for help, Shonna sent me food from her own kitchen (in another city, might I add) to make sure I was able to eat. I have spent the subsequent years always trying to stay mindful of how important it is to pay that kindness forward.

If there is any amount you can spare to help her out, please do.

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dear john green

I think you’re great.

I read An Abundance of Katherines when my sister was in high school and passed it up to me. Other than being completely hilarious in every way, it also made a big impact on me because of Hassan.

My sister and I, being half-Arab, had never read a book with an Arab main character in it before. (I say ‘main’ meaning not the protagonist, but part of the central cast.) Or an Arab character at all. I laughed every time he called Colin ‘kafir’. I loved that he was a Muslim character who wasn’t defined by his religion. He wasn’t perfect at being a Muslim. He was a person, he was flawed, and he was lazy as shit.

It made such an impact on me that I started to write you an email about it once I discovered Brotherhood 2.0 sometime shortly thereafter. I never ended up sending one, for which I apologize - you deserve to hear these things. I could never get my thoughts in order enough to thank you for what I felt like you’d done for me. So belatedly: thank you.

To be honest, this started as a really angry tirade. I’m angry, and I rarely use Tumblr, because pretty much every time I come back here I’m reminded how BATSHIT CRAZY this place is. On the surface it seems like a fun place where people share the things they love but there’s this horrible underbelly of white people calling other white people racist and appropriative and entitled - and while on very rare occasion these accusations are accurate, they are by and large humorless people who are Missing The Point on a very, very large scale. Hanko De Mayo as cultural appropriation instead of a fucking pun - this kind of virulent insistence that everything is offensive if you look at it the right (wrong) way pains me to the core of my disgusted being. One’s heart being in the right place doesn’t make up for one’s mind and capacity for rational thought being apparently missing.

sound and fury, signifying nothing, blah blah blah.

I recently rewatched all of B2.0 and am in 2012 of a vlogbrothers rewatch(/watch of any videos I missed, having fallen off for some time due to life being what it is). Thanks for being a constant source of amusement and inspiration. I finally started writing the book I’ve been wanting to write for years. I’ll dedicate it in part to you if I ever finish the damn thing.

ps I finally read TFiOS after putting it off because I wasn’t ready for the EMOTIONAL PAINS that the internet promised it would put me through. I cried through about 40% of it, admittedly, but it was good crying, and more importantly, there were scenes where I was weeping openly and then laughing through those tears. Thank you, you magnificent bastard.

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carlosbaila:

Marina Abramovic meets Ulay

“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”

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fishingboatproceeds:

cussyeah-wesanderson:

Submitted by tayoshoes

A painting of one of my favorite scenes in any movie ever.

fishingboatproceeds:

cussyeah-wesanderson:

Submitted by tayoshoes

A painting of one of my favorite scenes in any movie ever.

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Some words of advice to my younger friends out there

The next time you’re in a school admissions office, and they try to get you to sign up for a bunch of different loans, and that sounds fine and your parent who is with you thinks it’s pretty okay and they’re all for seemingly pretty small amounts each so it’s no big deal - I want you to do this.

I want you to look at the admissions counselor, and I want you to ask him or her

Do I look like a ho to you?

And when they adjust their suit and say, excuse me?

I want you to say

Do-I-appear-to-be-a-prostitute?

And when they say, no, of course you don’t, I want you to ask them


Are you a pimp?

And when they appear bewildered, I want you to ask them

Then why are you encouraging me to let people fuck me for money?

BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT’S HAPPENING.

Sincerely,

Someone who took out student loans on her father’s advice and is still getting bills from places she didn’t even fucking know she owed money to six goddamn years later.

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cosmo tip #414

expertcosmotips:

While giving him a hand job, at the point of orgasm, imitate the Mortal Kombat voice over and yell “Finish him!”.

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thedailywhat:

Party Tardis of the Day: It’s boozier on the inside. [reddit]

YES

thedailywhat:

Party Tardis of the Day: It’s boozier on the inside. 

[reddit]

YES

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statedept:

President Barack Obama signs a condolence book after addressing State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 2012. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands at left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


Sometimes I just like to think of what kind of conversations the President and Hildawg have. Like, do they text each other snarky things and cat pictures? In my mind, yes.

statedept:

President Barack Obama signs a condolence book after addressing State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, D.C., Sept. 12, 2012. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands at left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Sometimes I just like to think of what kind of conversations the President and Hildawg have. Like, do they text each other snarky things and cat pictures?

In my mind, yes.

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Coven, have we started our reread yet?

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If you can’t handle me at my Lindsay Lohan then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my Beyoncé
(via littleorphanammo)

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secretsofthezodiac:

(From the Sorting Hat’s song in Philosopher’s Stone)“Or perhaps in SlytherinYou’ll make your real friends,Those cunning folks use any meansTo achieve their ends ” 

secretsofthezodiac:

(From the Sorting Hat’s song in Philosopher’s Stone)
“Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends ” 

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kylieriot:

sharpestrose:


“He was the first man I’d met who wasn’t afraid of me.”
-Hillary Clinton, “When Bill Met Hillary”

Oh my god he looks like two of my ex-boyfriends. -_0

I would.
With both of them.

Me, too, Kylie.

kylieriot:

sharpestrose:

“He was the first man I’d met who wasn’t afraid of me.”

-Hillary Clinton, “When Bill Met Hillary”

Oh my god he looks like two of my ex-boyfriends. -_0

I would.

With both of them.

Me, too, Kylie.

(Source: salon)

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I will fill the house with you, stack you up in every room.

(Source: Spotify)

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