Heteronormativity isn’t just about the presumption that everyone is heterosexual. The expectation that boys woo girls feeds into your mind the expectation that relationships are necessary for fulfilment, and you are less than if you are not having particular kinds of sex with a particular, and a particular kind of, person at particular intervals. It’s about what Lauren Berlant calls the love plot, in which love is produced as a generic text enabling society to interpret your life as following certain conventions. It’s not about what you want, it’s about what you’re supposed to want. You’re not encouraged to think about what you want in relationships, if anything, so much as you are encouraged to fit a script. Heteronormativity messes things up for everyone, straight people included.

theheatofthesouth:

Suddenly you’re 21 and you’re screaming along in your car to all the songs you used to listen to when you were sad in middle school and everything is different but everything is good

I used to post plenty of text posts, mainly my thoughts and opinions about things.This stopped a couple of years ago and I never got too much into it for various reasons, mainly judgement from some people whose judgement I no longer care for. It’s a shame because I’ve come into many insights, developed plenty of thoughts and opinions over those years and I feel weird not sharing them because they’re so integral. I think I should start sharing them again.

Not being honest with yourself is one of the worst things you can do. It’s okay if you aren’t honest to other people but when you do it to yourself, you’re only doing yourself a disservice. If you can’t be honest to yourself about how you think, how you feel, how can you be honest to anyone else? 

When did loving yourself become so rare, that it’s revolutionary to do so?
— (160/365) by (DS)

complicatedverbosity:

complicatedverbosity:

catharticheart:

I made you whisper the ecstasy created by my fingers
while your hand made my mouth whimper.
Silent, tasteful and sincere.
My loneliness shouldn’t be embedded in your exterior
and yours shouldn’t be drowned in the beer

I always wanted to know what it was like
to converse with your soul
because it seemed so beautiful, so gentle
To settle with a few minutes of light entanglement
feels like a disservice of my entire being

Cast away in my mind, this ever living image
of the memory I wished I threw away
for if I ever come across you
I will approach you
and fight all of my will to apologise

So to the unborn conversations,
to the spark that flared up, only for a second
to my thoughts that give me mental convulsions
and the lonely side of me, injected into this poem,
consider this the bashing of my ego.

complicatedverbosity:

catharticheart:

I made you whisper the ecstasy created by my fingers
while your hand made my mouth whimper.
Silent, tasteful and sincere.
My loneliness shouldn’t be embedded in your exterior
and yours shouldn’t be drowned in the beer

I always wanted to know what it was like
to converse with your soul
because it seemed so beautiful, so gentle
To settle with a few minutes of light entanglement
feels like a disservice of my entire being

Cast away in my mind, this ever living image
of the memory I wished I threw away
for if I ever come across you
I will approach you
and fight all of my will to apologise

catharticheart:

I made you whisper the ecstasy created by my fingers
while your hand made my mouth whimper.
Silent, tasteful and sincere.
My loneliness shouldn’t be embedded in your exterior
and yours shouldn’t be drowned in the beer

I always wanted to know what it was like
to converse with your soul
because it seemed so beautiful, so gentle
To settle with a few minutes of light entanglement
feels like a disservice of my entire being

What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

wocinsolidarity:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

PLEASE SHARE!!! EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON.

One of the most annoying things about this site isn’t that people spout so much shit, it’s that they spout shit in such a way that everyone eats it up.

I could apply this to so many things on this website that I wouldn’t even know where to begin. I swear the more I use tumblr,the more I despise it.

Thankfully I like the people that I follow and my newsfeed isn’t filled with bullshit 98% of the time

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jasonfnsaint:

Smashing Pumpkins
1979
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
Morphine city slipping dues down to see
That we don’t even care as restless as we are
We feel the pull in the land of a thousand guilts
And poured cement, lamented and assured
To the lights and towns below
Faster than the speed of sound
Faster than we thought we’d go, beneath the sound of hope

(Source: frenchtwist)