"Lock yourself inside a book, it’s the greatest freedom you will ever know."

||  Maza-Dohta (via maza-dohta)

"Fandom, after all, is born of a balance between fascination and frustration: if media content didn’t fascinate us, there would be no desire to engage with it; but if it didn’t frustrate us on some level, there would be no drive to rewrite or remake it."

Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture, 2006. (via hatteress)

"No, but I really love you. I love pencils you have sucked and thrown away twenty years ago; I love your eyebrows and your ancestry and everything about you. Just eat your food and let me love you, don’t speak."

Dylan Moran

"Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed."

Alice Walker (Living By The Word)

"People who read books in public places are regarded with suspicion because they appear self-sufficient. When you seem self-sufficient, other people think that you think you’re better than them, and they get resentful."

Jessica Zafra, Chicken Pox for the Soul

"There is an incredible loss. There is profound grief. And there is, in the end, after a long time and more work that you ever thought possible; a time when it gets easier. There is, in the end, the letting go."

Marya Hornbache, Wasted

"A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms."

from Zen Shin Talks   (via nofatnowhip)

"

I.
I like to talk about love as if
I once sensed its touch, as if
I remember the tickling.

II.
I like to talk about you as if
I once kissed your lips, as if
I know the taste by heart.

"

Mellifluous & Gargalesthesian, I. II.

"…and the air
Was like the air after a fire, or the air before a storm,
Ungodly still, but full of dark shapes turning."

The Dragon, Brigit Pegeen Kelly (via korroh)

"

When did we become so small and so apologetic? Why do we apologize for our humanity? Love what you love, and make no apologies. This is your identity. The most horrendous suspensions of freedom are self-imposed. We imprison ourselves daily, hourly.

We have one life, one shot at all the glorious things of life, and we walk about constricted, apologetic, afraid. We have so little time; we have so little space upon which to spread our love and our talents and our kindness. Run toward life fulsomely and freely.

It runs from us so quickly, like a frightened dog or youth or daylight. Chase it and care for it.

Of course art should be about something big. Something terribly big must be at stake. I don’t see this anymore. Our art is becoming terribly polite and apologetic, much like us. It slinks away like a sagging breast, empty of milk or promise or comfort.

We need to get very fervent again. We need to get jacked up.

"

Tennessee Williams (via commovente)

A message from Anonymous


people think you are beautiful just because you have green eyes? fake colored/dyed hair and are "light skinned" ? what shallow thinking! no wonder the world is in chaos these days. You're not even the best example of a "south asian" girl- at least not physically. People need to stop obsessing over light skin, light eyes and light hair. That doesn't make a person beautiful, a lot of white chicks and light skinned girls are absolutely awful at heart

beautifulsouthasianbrides:

I don’t think people think I’m beautiful because I have light eyes and light skin and dyed hair. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Now let me start off with there is no best example of a South Asian woman. South Asian woman come in all shades and colours. You can just base it off by saying there’s one shade of colour that’s the perfect example. It’s quite rude for you to even message me this way. A lot of Caucasian people are nice too you can’t just say all Caucasian people are awful at heart. What kind of a chicken headed judgement is that? Let me start of by showing you the various shades present in South Asia

This is a Sri Lankan girl from Sri Lanka 

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This is a Nepali

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This is a Kashmiri girl

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This is a South Indian girl from 

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 Malala Yousafzai A Pakistani girl that resides near the Swat district in Pakistan, almost close to Afghanistan

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This is an Afghan Girl from Afghanistan 

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Rajasthani girl from West India

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A Punjabii boy and girl from Punjab located in North India

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This is a Bengali girl from Bangladesh

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So basically you can’t say South Asia is made of one colour because shades are always going to vary. There is no one perfect colour that makes up South Asian people and not a single person of South Asian descent who can be the “perfect” example.

pixalry:

Middle Earth Travel Posters - Created by The Green Dragon Inn

Prints are available for sale on Etsy.

emphasisonthehomo:

Queer subtext in media is nice and all, but have you considered:

  • Including actual queer characters instead of vague metaphors for queer characters.

green-tea-rex:

It’s 1am so I’m sorry for the people who won’t see this. But if you want confidence and don’t know how to get it, a really good way is to be confident in other people. When you walk into Starbucks, think, “damn, that barista’s hair is da bomb!” Or when you go to school, think, “my teacher is rocking that skirt!” When you start seeing everyone as being beautiful, at some point you realize that you’re everyone too.

iwillartforyou:

I made a Welcome to Night Vale Dress! <3