Goodbye Omelas

The revolution will be adorable.

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pipesandspiritsandtolkien asked: You seem to be an amazingly cool person

Thank you. I do try. Wait, no, trying isn’t cool. I don’t try at all.

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amusingmanyourfather asked: whats shakesqueer?

DUDE. DUDE. DUDE. 

So in 2010, Madhavi Menon collected some of the best Shakesperean scholars and queer theorists to do queer readings of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as the sonnets. The result is the first book that formally combines Shakespeare and queer theory. And thus, I found my field.

To be clear, I don’t agree with everything in Shakesqueer, or even necessarily most of it. However, I’m not sure I can overstate the importance of opening this discussion. Queering Shakespeare means a lot to me. Finding ways to read the classics that accommodate non-straight, non-cis, non-reproductive ways of being is, to me, a way of saying we were there- we are there, if you look for us. As queer people, we have a history, a presence in literature. We belong.

(or, in memespeak: im in ur academeez, queerin ur canonz.)

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amusingmanyourfather asked: 1, 10, 14, 29

1. if someone wanted to really understand you, what would they read, watch, and listen to?

Wow. Okay, this is hard. I’ll do the easy part first.

Watch: A familiarity with Criminal Minds and the Disney canon would probably help. Do not neglect the sing-alongs. They taught me to read.

Listen: Nothing in particular comes to mind, except for “Dear Maria, Count Me In” by All Time Low (I am convinced that listening to that song on repeat 800x per day helped me get into the BFA program) and “Mr. Wilmington” by Lucky Boys Confusion.

Read: This is the tricky part. Ender’s Game, all of Tamora Pierce but especially anything involving Tris, at least one Redwall book, The Bluest Eye, Twelfth Night (actually, maybe this goes under watch, because IT IS A PLAY, PEOPLE, though I fell in love with it from reading, so maybe not), Shakesqueer, and The Things They Carried. To start with.

10. do you have a creed?

Not as such, but I am fond of “Love all. Trust few. Do wrong to none,” despite the source.

14. are you a musician?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAno. Well, sometimes when no one else is home, I sing. But, like, NO ONE else. Because I am dreadful.

29. three songs you connect with right now

"Rain King" by Counting Crows
"Silenced by the Night" by Keane
"Candle" by White Tie Affair

Filed under oh god please don't judge my taste in music I KNOW IT'S AWFUL amusingmanyourfather

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100% proven zodiac analyses

aries:
short-tempered kind-hearted babies
taurus:
stubborn knucklehead cuties who are nice to everyone
gemini:
intelligent blabber-mouths w a great sense of humor
cancer:
over-emotional compassionate lil cupcakes
leo:
melodramatic fun-loving fucks
virgo:
creative whiny pissbabies who are intellectually stimulating
libra:
ditsy carefree pacifist qts
scorpio:
intensely emotional secretive bad bitches
sagittarius:
honest philosophical travel-agents who don't give a fuck
capricorn:
organized self-driven sarcastic dickheads
aquarius:
extroverted detached open-minded freaks
pisces:
sensitive lazyasses who are ideological + creatively stimulating

Filed under you say melodramatic fun-loving fuck like it's a *bad* thing Astrology

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Anonymous asked: You ramble. I read. Simple concept. Know that you are loved even when life sucks. Even when you feel lonely. And if nobody makes you feel loved. I love you.

Awwwww, c’mere, you. *cuddles nonnie*

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identity ask

yup-im-a-werewolf:

  1. if someone wanted to really understand you, what would they read, watch, and listen to?
  2. have you ever found a writer who thinks just like you? if so, who?
  3. list your fandoms and one character from each that you identify with.
  4. do you like your name?  is there another name you think would fit you better?
  5. do you think of yourself as a human being or a human doing? do you identify yourself by the things you do?
  6. are you religious/spiritual?
  7. do you care about your ethnicity?
  8. what musical artists have you most felt connected to over your lifetime?
  9. are you an artist?
  10. do you have a creed?
  11. describe your ideal day.
  12. dog person or cat person?
  13. inside or outdoors?
  14. are you a musician?
  15. five most influential books over your lifetime.
  16. if you’d grown up in a different environment, do you think you’d have turned out the same?
  17. would you say your tumblr is a fair representation of the “real you”?
  18. what’s your patronus?
  19. which Harry Potter house would you be in? or are you a muggle?
  20. would you rather be in Middle Earth, Narnia, Hogwarts, or somewhere else?
  21. do you love easily?
  22. list the top five things you spend the most time doing, in order.
  23. how often would you want to see your family every year?
  24. have you ever felt like you had a “mind-meld” with someone?
  25. could you live as a hermit?
  26. how would you describe your gender/sexuality?
  27. do you feel like your outside appearance is a fair representation of the “real you”?
  28. on a scale from 1 to 10, how hard is it for someone to get under your skin?
  29. three songs that you connect with right now.
  30. pick one of your favorite quotes.

(Source: lydiaofthewolves, via imagine-pyropes)

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Fuck family obligations, seriously. I do it because my cousin’s dogs are super neurotic and need someone they know to stay with them, plus she can’t afford a boarding kennel that could handle them safely, so I don’t really have a choice, but fuck, I wish I did.