Eunice. Sociology Major. Communications & Media Studies Minor. Frequent Daydreamer.
My depository of thoughts, musings, interests, rants, likes, dislikes, adventures, food, anime/manga, BBC-related stuff, period drama, history tidbits, feminism, pop culture, book recommendations, sociological deconstructions, etc.
What I'm Watching Fall 2013:
Revenge, The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey, Bob's Burgers, Beauty and the Beast, Sleepy Hollow, The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Awkward, Arrow, Super Fun Night, The Originals, American Horror Story: Coven, Elementary, Parks and Recreation, Scandal, Reign, The Carrie Diaries, The Legend of Korra
Everyone who reblogs this will get the title of a book to read based on their bio/posts.
Everyone. I mean it.
THIS IS THE BEST POST
I HAVE EVER SEEN
they really do mean everyone
A crash course on non-disney films and studios (sequels not included; list is not exhaustive)
Toco The Cat And His Human: Growing Up Together
A tabby cat and her little human both turned two this year. They have been growing up together since birth. The two share a very special friendship and are completely inseparable. The parents have documented their special bond on instagram. It’s evident that kitty loves his little human and the little girl adores her furry best friend.
Via Love Meow
DONT WORRY I’LL JUST BE OVER HERE IN A CORNER SCREAMING
OMG THEY’RE LIKE SIBLINGS!
Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
I am unexpectedly weepy looking at this.
gosh that’s… moving in a really gentle kind of “mother your inner child” way…
It’s so good that I ALMOST SCROLLED PAST IT because I assumed they were just regular pictures
As a kid i was always really drawn to Mandela because he was a complex and real person who fought for justice with an unadulterated commitment. I remember learning about the ANC and being so captivated by their methods against brutality to overcome the racism endemic in South Africa that that’s where i think my desire for justice stemmed from. These movements, like the ANC, brought us to where we are today, historically. They were the ones with courage to point the finger at institutions, at capitalists and imperialists alike, demonstrating that we, as a people, demand for a better future.
Mandela was on the US terrorist list until 1994, the year he became President of South Africa. I find this tragically beautiful because it reminds of me of the very ethos of “one man’s terrorist is another’s man’s freedom fighter.” We live in a world where we think we know things, where we’re okay with the norms of society and we vilify those who want justice, the Chelsea Mannings, the Julian Assanges and the Nelson Mandelas, but they are the ones who are fighting for the world we want to live, the world which is fair and just, for all, not just those with power and money. They are the ones with courage.
I think the best way to remember Mandela’s brilliant and crucial message is to fight, to challenge, and to never stop wanting, and demanding, for a better world.
Nelson Mandela was a freedom fighter and I really hope they don’t push that warm and fluffy non-violence shit with him because they JUST got him off the terrorism watch list in 2008.
maybe instead of complaining “not all men are like that”
you should be saying “too many men are like that”
because when you say not all men are like that what you’re telling us is that you care more about your feelings than you do about our safety
and that’s some shit right there
His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
Don’t fucking let them.
Never forget that you are the protagonist of your own story
and the antagonist of someone else’s!
And a possible love interest in some other peoples! 0u0
This might just be the single most inspiration thing I have ever seen on the internet.
You are also a supporting character to a lots of people’s stories. You might even be the kind stranger who unintentionally turns someone’s life around for the better.