Improperly Literate

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Farah has read 3 books toward her goal of 50 books.
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Me Tags Books of 2013
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Lindsay Bottos - The morning after (2013)
thoughts written on the places he touched

3 hours ago boyirl + 173
When I think of all the fanatics who were crucified, and those who were not fanatics, but simple idiots, all slaughtered for the sake of ideas, I begin to draw a smile.
Henry Miller, Black Spring (via talesofpassingtime)
5 hours ago // Henry Miller - Black Spring - book quotes - quotes - life - creativity - talesofpassingtime + 7
7 hours ago // at any given point of the time and day this is all that i'm craving - food - love-food + 15234
19 hours ago // food - body image - self love - weight - hurtedsoulworld + 255
There is a word that is not water,
has nothing to do with heat or light,
is unrelated to any one pain
though the torn body tears itself further
trying to speak it.
Christian Wiman, from “Night’s Thousand Shadows” in Hard Night (Copper Canyon Press, 2005)
20 hours ago // Night’s Thousand Shadows - Christian Wiman - identity - self - water - poetry - literarymiscellany + 91
His sentences are beautiful out of context and doubly beautiful in it. He writes prose the only way it should be written—that is, ecstatically.
John Updike, “Grandmaster Nabokov” in The New Republic (via thepapercowboy)
20 hours ago // Nabokov - vladimir nabokov - Grandmaster Nabokov - John Updike - quotes - on writing - thepapercowboy + 269


Oh lord.

1 day ago // video - representation - media representation - let's get angry - knitmeapony + 124744


””“”“why did you cut your hair?::”“”“”  i cut my hair to piss you off. specifially you, i was thinking of you when i cut my hair. i was thinking that you, specifically, would be interested in what my newly short hair meant to you, specifically.

1 day ago // fuck everyone - text post - short hair - grass10 + 258969
I either eat too much or starve myself. Sleep for 14 hours or have insomniac nights. Fall in love very hard or hate passionately. I don’t know what grey is. I never did.
Alles of niets, altijd. (via sad-babygirl)
1 day ago hazelhirao + 838103
Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk.

Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)


(via troublesmysight)

1 day ago // HOLY SHIT YES I LIKE THIS VERY MUCH - fanfiction - important - quotesofquotes + 11388



thousands of flower petals covering a town, blasted from a neighboring volcano, in Costa Rica.

photographer Nick Meek.



1 day ago // photography - beautiful - flowers - justgo-up + 187327
When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.
1 day ago // representation - social justice - woc - poc - media representation - comic books - superheroes! - rexilla + 49787
1 day ago // rick warren - truth - worshipgifs + 15564

If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.

Or so I thought when I received a press release last week from a climate group announcing that ” scientists say there is a direct link between changing climate and an increase in violence”. What the scientists actually said, in a not-so-newsworthy article in Nature two and a half years ago, is that there is higher conflict in the tropics in El Nino years, and that perhaps this will scale up to make our age of climate change also an era of civil and international conflict.

The message is that ordinary people will behave badly in an era of intensified climate change.

1 day ago // institutional violence - aggression - yEAH MOFO - let's get angry - this is my new social justice tag - + 1210

One Scene Per Episode - Doctor Who.
4x02 “The Fires of Pompeii”.

1 day ago // doctor who - tv show quotes - donna noble - + 553