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October 25 2017

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this is it. this is the purest photo in existence. reblog for 100 years of good luck

Reblog for Patrick Stewart

reblog because…. Patrick.   Stewart.   


Forever reblog Sir Patrick Stewart in all his glory

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Texts From Superheroes

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i do think it’s important for lesbians to be able to talk about experiences that are often exclusive to us (for instance, how scary it is so come to terms with the fact that we don’t experience any attraction to men at all), but there is no point in trying to separate ourselves from other wlw. bi/pan women’s contributions to discussions about loving women won’t taint them, only enrich them, and defining bi/pan women by their potential to be attracted to men isn’t radical it’s just misogynistic and biphobic as hell

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Don’t think I won’t. 

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Wasnt expecting that.

me as a roommate

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Where’s that Craigslist post that’s like “ML who wants to be dominated by petit bourgeois anarchist ultraleftists”

this is it I found it and since this came back to me today like a nightmare the rest of you will share in my horror

October 24 2017

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it is SO much easier for teachers to be like “hey we’re going to be talking about *sensitive topic* tomorrow so be prepared” and a student who knows that topic is one of their traumas can mentally prepare themselves, or decide “hey i’d rather not risk having an anxiety attack today, i think i’ll just stay home” instead of springing it on them last second and making a student feel like shit

thats literally all a “trigger warning” is in the context of schools. being like “hey we’re discussing this, take and precautions you need to prepare” not completely banning sensitive material. is it so hard to just try to be sensitive and caring to other people’s needs



one of the more valuable things I’ve learned in life as a survivor of a mentally unstable parent is that it is likely that no one has thought through it as much as you have. 

no, your friend probably has not noticed they cut you off four times in this conversation. 

no, your brother didn’t realize his music was that loud while you were studying. 

no, your bff or S.O. doesn’t remember that you’re on a tight deadline right now.

no, no one else is paying attention to the four power dynamics at play in your friend group right now.  

a habit of abused kids, especially kids with unstable parents, is the tendency to notice every little detail. We magnify small nuances into major things, largely because small nuances quickly became breaking points for parents. Managing moods, reading the room, perceiving danger in the order of words, the shift of body weight….it’s all a natural outgrowth of trying to manage unstable parents from a young age. 

Here’s the thing: most people don’t do that. I’m not saying everyone else is oblivious, I’m saying the over analysis of minor nuances is a habit of abuse. 

I have a rule: I do not respond to subtext. This includes guilt tripping, silent treatments, passive aggressive behavior, etc. I see it. I notice it. I even sometimes have to analyze it and take a deep breath and CHOOSE not to respond. Because whether it’s really there or just me over-reading things that actually don’t mean anything, the habit of lending credence to the part of me that sees danger in the wrong shift of body weight…that’s toxic for me. And dangerous to my relationships. 

The best thing I ever did for myself and my relationships was insist upon frank communication and a categorical denial of subtext. For some people this is a moral stance. For survivors of mentally unstable parents this is a requirement of recovery. 

#I thought I was just observant and everyone else was oblivious or didn’t care enough#abuse mention

I’d like to add a thing inspired by these tags: people care. They all care. They care so much. That feeling is SUCH a common one among survivors of mentally ill parents and abuse survivors. We think people don’t care, that not noticing is a product of not caring because we have been trained in the toxic habit of measuring our worth by how well we manage others. And we imagine that everyone operates that way.

Other people don’t measure their caring that way. Your friends and family and loved ones….they care. Even if they don’t notice every tiny detail. They also don’t know how to read that things are not okay by the shift of your weight or a heavier than usual silence. You have to learn to speak it. I know it’s scary. I know it’s hard. But you have to learn to tell people “I am not okay. I need your help.” And sometimes even then they won’t hear that what you are saying is your world is collapsing. They don’t measure “not okay” on the same scale as you do. 

But they care. Please know that they care. When it feels like they don’t. When it feels like you have to shout to be heard, when your tiny steps, as monumental as they feel to you, don’t bring you close enough and they ask you to leap farther and it’s terrifying. Know that they do that because they care. Because they WANT to hear you. They WANT to know. They care so much. Don’t let the legacy of your trauma, your abuse, your pain rob you of that knowledge. 

Stay strong. Stay soft. 

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It’s weird how cats vary in sizes and colors but still look pretty similar and then there are dogs who can range from “this fuckin close to being a bear” all the way down to “small angry potato”

major cereal subgenres:






  • healthy
  • fake healthy
  • fruit-flavored
  • contains marshmallows and has monster/mythological creature/cryptid as mascot
  • designed to emulate a different breakfast food (e.g. french toast, waffles, cinnamon rolls)
  • variants on cap’n crunch


cheerios are like the archetypal Healthy Cereal, c’mon


now hold on just one moment,


tfw ur trying to write plot but ur brain only provides you with out-of-sequence snippets built on vague ideas and an endless number of potential outcomes that develop and branch out unnaturally over an unspecified timespan


Tumblr Mobile be switching images into other people’s gifsets ,and somehow made this masterpiece

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it’s midnight and this tweet is giving me a heart attack

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Millions of older Americans, too broke to retire, plan to work until they die

Richard Dever had swabbed the campground shower stalls and emptied 20 garbage cans, and now he climbed slowly onto a John Deere mower to cut a couple acres of grass.

“I’m going to work until I die, if I can, because I need the money,” said Dever, 74, who drove 1,400 miles to this Maine campground from his home in Indiana to take a temporary job that pays $10 an hour.

Dever shifted gently in the tractor seat, a rubber cushion carefully positioned to ease the bursitis in his hip — a snapshot of the new reality of old age in America.

People are living longer, more expensive lives, often without much of a safety net. As a result, record numbers of Americans older than 65 are working — now nearly 1 in 5. That proportion has risen steadily over the past decade, and at a far faster rate than any other age group. Today, 9 million senior citizens work, compared with 4 million in 2000.

While some work by choice rather than need, millions of others are entering their golden years with alarmingly fragile finances. Fundamental changes in the U.S. retirement system have shifted responsibility for saving from the employer to the worker, exacerbating the nation’s rich-poor divide. Two recent recessions devastated personal savings. And at a time when 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day, Social Security benefits have lost about a third of their purchasing power since 2000.


Polls show that most older people are more worried about running out of money than dying.

“There is no part of the country where the majority of middle-class older workers have adequate retirement savings to maintain their standard of living in their retirement,” said Teresa Ghilarducci, a labor economist who specializes in retirement security. “People are coming into retirement with a lot more anxiety and a lot less buying power.”

As a result, many older workers are hitting the road as work campers — also called “workampers” — those who shed costly lifestyles, purchase RVs and travel the nation picking up seasonal jobs that typically offer hourly wages and few or no benefits.

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October 23 2017

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Rhac House owner Paul Morlock had his display gecko taken at the Long Island Reptile Expo! Please keep your eyes peeled in case you see someone trying to sell her!! Contact Paul if you have seen her, please!!

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As some of you know, I (Noam) am compiling an anthology of primary sources for LGBTQ Jewish history, to be published in late 2018. The book includes over a hundred texts from Jewish communities around the world, from the time of the Talmud until 1969, aimed at both academics and a general educated audience. Many of the sources have never been published in English.

There is also still room for a few more sources, and I am particularly looking to fill the following gaps (note: all sources must have been written or published prior to 1969):

  • North Africa — texts of any genre (legal, documentary, literary, poetic, etc.)
  • Black Jewish communities (from Ethiopia, or anywhere in the African Diaspora) — any genre
  • Latin America — any genre
  • Yemenite Jews, in or out of Yemen (I have some poetry, but other types of sources would be great)
  • Central Asia and the Persian-speaking world (I have some poetry, but other genres would be great)
  • the English-speaking Jewish world outside of the US and England (Canada, South Africa, Australia/NZ) — any genre
  • documentary sources dealing with female same-sex activity or lesbian experiences/ identities prior to 1900
  • sources of any genre or time-period dealing with female same-sex activity or lesbian experiences/ identities outside of Europe / North America

If you are interested in participating in this project or suggesting sources, please contact me at sienn002@umn.edu. For inquiries about the publication, please contact David Zvi Kalman at depst@sas.upenn.edu or check out the Print-O-Craft site. Thank you!

Image: a collage of pictures, with the words “LGBTQ Jewish History: A Sourcebook” overlaid on top in large white letters. The top left picture is a black and white photo of an activist at a protest, holding a sign reading “Equality” [Leo Skir]. The top right image is a snippet of text, written on a typewriter, reading “They have remained social pariahs unto this - Why is there homosexuality? Because there - Because it is natural. Because it always was / as part of the universe. Because God so wills” [from Allen Bernstein’s “Millions of Queers”]. Underneath is a black and white photo of two women leaning intimately against each other, looking at the camera [Chava Zloczower and her partner Ruth Norlander]. The bottom left has four images: a Persian illuminated manuscript showing a large naked man speaking with a younger man dressed in fine clothing [Sarmad Kashani]; a black and white photo of an older man with a large moustache looking at the camera [Magnus Hirschfeld]; a snippet of a Hebrew manuscript showing the text of the Mishnah that describes the androginos; and a hand-drawn image of two men (one wearing a crown, and the other wearing armor) hugging and looking at each other intimately [David and Jonathan by Simeon Solomon]. The bottom right is a black and white photograph of an androgynous person with short hair looking at the camera while standing in front of a mirror, so that there are two faces looking away from each other; they are wearing a black-and-white checkered jacket with the collar popped against the neck [Claude Cahun].


“America has one wizarding school.” JKR, please. America spans nine time zones and we can’t even agree on whether there should be sugar in tea or what we should call those beverages made from carbonated flavored water.

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