Never Love a Wild Thing

"She walks in beauty, like the night, of cloudless climes and starry skies. And all thats best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes."

I'm a Poet.

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Just because I’m white doesn’t mean I don’t get asked stupid questions about my ethnicity

So, I’m half Greek and half Portuguese. I mostly identify with the Greek side of my heritage, because I am Orthodox, I speak Greek and my mother was born there. I am the President of the Hellenic Student Organization on my campus. I started the organization. Well, since it’s the end of the year, we have to renew our charter with the school. So, I sat for nearly two hours in a small room waiting for my turn. I finally get to go up and discuss my club’s purpose which is to share our Hellenic culture with the campus community. And where they’d asked other clubs questions about their future events and stuff (which I was asked as well), one of the people interviewing me asked me why we hadn’t had a screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding yet. I told her it was because of movie rights issues. But in the back of my mind, as much as I love the film, I think it perpetuates stereotypes of Greeks as loud, obnoxious, superstitious immigrants. One of the other people asked me if we all say “Bundt” like they do in the movie. I joked around saying that some of my members have an accent. But they kept badgering me with stupid questions like “Do you really spit on people?” and only now has it really irked me. So, yeah, rant over. And as much a I have “white privilege” as a European culture, I sometimes have deal with ignorant bullshit, too because I’m still very close to  my cultural roots.

babyminaj:

me talking to the boy i like

babyminaj:

me talking to the boy i like

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What is your country of origin? 
When did the flood waters recede?

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fuckyesbellefrench:

belle being done with your bullshit (◠‿◠✿)

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careful, Belle, your inner Rumple’s showing

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insanity-and-vanity:

“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted. 
Initially, Abramović said viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that… if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances. This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
This is why performance art is important.
So to the parents and every single other person who has ever told someone, “Ignore them they’ll go away,” “You can’t let them know they bothered you,” “They’ll stop if they don’t see you react,” and all that bullshit, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.

insanity-and-vanity:

“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted. 

Initially, Abramović said viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that… if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.

This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances. This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

This is why performance art is important.

So to the parents and every single other person who has ever told someone, “Ignore them they’ll go away,” “You can’t let them know they bothered you,” “They’ll stop if they don’t see you react,” and all that bullshit, I want you to look good and hard at this.

I want you to think about what you said.

What you keep saying.

What you are telling your children.

You are making them powerless.

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son-0f-zeus:

The old town Afionas by Willem Verboom
foodnun:

namelessshameless:

swimminindaprivilege:

Among the stupider things I found while hunting for gifs.
Obviously when you’re not a Vanderbiltian silver fox, the sun just shifts it’s lighting all the time to make you look the exact same in all situations. It’s cosmic affirmative action!
This is a good post by one of the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender on color theory, and how color can look completely different depending on surrounding colors and context. 

Uhh…that last image isn’t from the Aladdin film…It’s from a porn comic. It’s been cropped, in the full image he’s being blown by Hercules. 

tumblr loses again 

foodnun:

namelessshameless:

swimminindaprivilege:

Among the stupider things I found while hunting for gifs.

Obviously when you’re not a Vanderbiltian silver fox, the sun just shifts it’s lighting all the time to make you look the exact same in all situations. It’s cosmic affirmative action!

This is a good post by one of the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender on color theory, and how color can look completely different depending on surrounding colors and context. 

Uhh…that last image isn’t from the Aladdin film…It’s from a porn comic. It’s been cropped, in the full image he’s being blown by Hercules. 

tumblr loses again 

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comedycentral:

Brace yourselves. Peter Dinklage returns to The Daily Show tonight!

comedycentral:

Click here to watch Samantha Bee’s report on Congress’s sexual healthcare double standard from last night’s Daily Show.

this makes me want to punch someone…preferably a member of congress who doesn’t think that contraception should be covered by medicare. 

fairestregal:

Sorry, you were saying, Zelena?

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