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"There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does. " -John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

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slanting:

Smoke (by Zachary Snellenberger)

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chickiephi:

memories/last summer/morning in East (by Lighthouse Keeperess)

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Really, really hoping the opposite.

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Poor folks are regularly ridiculed for using food stamps to buy basically anything (soda, “junk food,” or treats for children). Poor people who buy new shoes must not really be poor. Poor people should stop having children, but we don’t want to pay for their contraception either. If you are not homeless, you are not really poor. If you buy fast food, you aren’t really poor. If you have money to celebrate birthdays/holidays/etc, then you’re not really poor. And so on.


In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep this past September, Rowling touched on her own experience with poverty in Britain and how it informed her writing of The Casual Vacancy. Rowling said: “It’s not my story, but it does address themes, subjects that are very important to me”.
Rowling is well-known for her period of poverty while she was writing the first Harry Potter book as a single mother. This time in Rowling’s life is almost mythical in the media, which likes to toss around stories about her writing the novel on napkins because she couldn’t afford paper. The media has also written that Rowling’s habit of writing in cafes was directly related to her poverty– she was escaping her unheated flat. Rowling has denied such myths, complicating the portait of her time of poverty. Those myths, along with many others, feed our desires for a romantic and extreme form of poverty. But the reality of Rowling’s situation did not fit our poverty narratives. She was a poor single mother from a middle-class family, educated at the University of Exeter, divorced after an unsuccessful marriage in Portugal, and unemployed and on welfare benefits so that she could finish writing a book about a boy wizard. Rowling’s life does not fit into stereotypical poverty narratives, but it is an image of poverty nonetheless.

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Just realized that the song Without a Word was actually written by Birdy and I was so sure it was a cover of some epic song but it’s her epic song and so many people like me probably don’t even know because it’s on an album of covers and I love her so freaking much.

. by Carla F. Andrade

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foxmouth:

Landscapes, 2014 | by Anthony Samaniego

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leeandlow:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

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reverseracism:

thotty-by-nature:

note-a-bear:

blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

wow…..

just…

white folks have some fucking nerve

They just keep on hitting new lows.

Not a historian, but I have heard that one of the reasons the noses were broken off Egyptian statues was to hide their ethnicity and whitewash Egyptian achievements, so yeah, the racism continues hundreds of years later!image

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feferi-captor:

get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.

please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.

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princessbuggie:

really

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plasmatics-life:

Kaiteur Waterfall, Guyana | (by Adi Floyde)

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after-world-chronicles:

You’ve got to fight… For Your right… To Swaaaaaaan Queeeeeen!!! :P

Larry’s such a liar—-
He tells outrageous lies.
He says he’s ninety-nine years old
Instead of only five.
He says he lives up on the moon,
He says that he once flew.
He says he’s really six feet four
Instead of three feet two.
He says he has a billion dollars
‘Stead of just a dime.
He says he rode a dinosaur
Back in some distant time.
He says his mother is the moon
Who taught him magic spells.
He says his father is the wind
That rings the morning bells.
He says he can take stones and rocks
And turn them into gold.
He says he can take burnin’ fire
And turn it freezin’ cold.
He said he’d send me seven elves
To help me with my chores.
But Larry’s such a liar—-
He only sent me four.
Shel Silverstein
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