For everyone who donated so generously to the Random Acts Fundraiser for Misha’s birthday: this picture is for you.
When I told Misha about the fundraiser, the amount raised, the number of donors and (most importantly) all the lovely messages that were included along with the donations, he was really and completely floored. A few naughty words were included in his exclamations, (phrases like “holy fucking shit” and “are you fucking serious?” come to mind) and after said profanity he was a bit at a loss for words. The final comment he had on the subject was just how sweet a gift he thought it was; if you can’t read what he wrote on the picture (his handwriting is a bit atrocious, I know) the message is: “thanks for the best 40th b-day present ever.”
Me: *out for dinner with my dad because we were too lazy to cook*
Random Old Lady: *comes up out of no where with the most judgmental look ever* (will also be refereed to as 'ROL')
ROL: Isn't he a little old for you?
Me: Well, considering he's my Dad, I'd say that your a judgmental hag.
Dad: *chokes into his drink*
ROL: You should respect your elders.
Me: You should respect your youth, we're the ones who'll decide on whether or not to pull your cord in like, what? Five weeks?
Dad: *chokes on his drink again*
ROL: *storms off*
Dad: *looks at me with a disapproving look*
Dad: Come on, you and I both know it will be three weeks.
I don’t ship Destiel in the hopes of seeing two men fuck each other in the Impala.
I ship Destiel in the hopes of seeing two men confront their love for each other.
There’s a difference.
The first picture is me and my twinbrother when we were 3 years old. The second picture is me on my brother’s funeral. He was 18 years old and killed himself. I don’t care if this ruins your blog. I want you to reblog this and make a statement.
The first picture is worldfamous. Even Kendall Jenner posted it on her instagram account.We were on the news because no one knew that the picture was 15 years old. But people need to realize that life isn’t as pretty as the picture tells us. Life is cruel. Just like our society. And I’ve lost my best friend because of it. Teenagers are suppose to have fun, instead of thinking about killing themselves.
I hope this will get to Kendall Jenner and she’ll defend my statement. Because no one will probably listen to me…
felicia day is a treasure
In honor of #readwomen2014 – an effort to equalize the gender imbalance in our collective reading habits – here are 14 fantastic, timeless reads by women:
- Annie Dillard on presence over productivity
- Joan Didion on self-respect
- Susan Sontag on photography as aesthetic consumerism and a form of modern violence
- Virginia Woolf on the creative benefits of keeping a diary
- Helen Keller on optimism
- Alexandra Horowitz on the blinders of attention
- Anaïs Nin on why emotional excess is essential to creativity
- Hannah Arendt on how bureaucracy fuels violence
- Jennifer Finney Boylan on what it’s like to be a transgender parent
- Anissa Ramirez on saving science education
- Jeanette Winterson on adoption and how we use storytelling to save ourselves
- Dani Shapiro on the pleasures and perils of the creative life
- Virginia Woolf on how to read a book
- Susan Sontag on literature and freedom
Artwork above by Joanna Walsh