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Jenny. 22. English Lit graduate living in Norwich. Things I love include: feminism, roller derby, music, poetry and owls. My face

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via thefeministkilljoy / 12 hours ago / 11,995 notes
andythenerd:

Two unisex restroom doors, one painted with a unicorn, the other with a unicycle.
Cute as hell.

andythenerd:

Two unisex restroom doors, one painted with a unicorn, the other with a unicycle.

Cute as hell.

via schmetterlinq / 14 hours ago / 13,762 notes
renietan:

wake up america

renietan:

wake up america

Getting ready for my second mixed opener in team Zombieland, we won!!

Getting ready for my second mixed opener in team Zombieland, we won!!

1 day ago / 7 notes
lemontreesoceanbreeze:

Tiny kitty. Tiny pumpkin.

lemontreesoceanbreeze:

Tiny kitty. Tiny pumpkin.

via lauriehalseanderson / 3 days ago / 494 notes
How can I shed the bitterness and cruelty that my life has beaten into me before now? -eytancragg

johndarnielle:

I don’t know your situation and I’m not you and I kinda don’t do advice, because advice is presumptuous! Like there’s general living-life stuff, a lot of which turns out to be really profound but which when I was younger seemed like “shit people tell you just because it’s what they say.” For example: it’s in my nature to get up and start working on stuff. On whatever. Songs, books. Playing video games back when I played video games (I haven’t renounced them but I have lost interest so all I play now is those annoying Facebook games that when you see people’s status saying I JUST ACHIEVED LEVEL ELM IN FOREST SAGA! you judge them. I am he. I am the judged). But then I became a dad, and if me and my little dude are both awake and it’s seven and I see the daylight outside, rain or shine, I think…you need to not be conscripting little dude into your I-tend-to-stay-inside lifestyle, which is a learned behavior anyway. So we get outside. I haven’t run a spreadsheet on this but it feels like to me if I get a walk in with my little dude in the morning, the very worst the day has to offer thereafter pales in comparison to how I started the day, and on lousy days that can be really meaningful to me. Again, I’m not saying “whoever you are, whatever your situation, just take a walk!” That would make me an asshole, saying that. I’m saying “you asked for advice, but I don’t do advice, but I can tell you things I do and if they sound useful to you, they’re things you might try.” 

Mornings when I put off opening the laptop for several hours almost invariably result in better days for me than the ones (usually on the road) when I wake up and PLUG INTO THE FUCKIN MATRIX HERE WE GO and then irritate myself with news of all the terrible people doing and saying terrible things that I can’t do a damn thing about anyway. Do I stay engaged enough with the news cycle to know about what’s going on? Of course; I care. Do I have to know every last hateful thing about all the hateful people? No, of course not - I don’t need all that stuff inside me. I only need to know enough to figure out what positive change I might be able to help effect. 

Again, this isn’t advice. I’m not qualified to give advice. (If I write good songs that help people, that’s rad, but it no more qualifies me to give advice than a good carpenter’s table qualifies him to tell me how to deal with anger.) I’m just reporting what works for me: keep an umbilical connection to the outside world - trees, light, solid ground; avoid obsessive behavior; seek the delightful, shun the hateful. My son taught me this last one. He is a philosopher. 

3 days ago / 553 notes /

artsyartichoke:

No one defines you but you.  

By Artsy Artichoke

via minimal23 / 4 days ago / 22,820 notes
Cup of tea and some Murakami at the Playhouse.

Cup of tea and some Murakami at the Playhouse.

4 days ago / 3 notes
la-ruiva:

me trying to put my life back together

la-ruiva:

me trying to put my life back together

via formerginenthusiast / 5 days ago / 127,787 notes

buffchickpea:

women did not shave their armpits until 1920s and their legs until 1943 and both were the direct result of razor companies producing pictures of hairless women to sell razors.

please stop putting hairless women in historic movies just bc OH NO MEN MIGHT NOT GET A BONER WATCHING OUR MOVIE WE CANT HAVE THAT

via feminisminapapercup / 5 days ago / 34,855 notes
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