Full Moon over the Basilica of Don Bosco by Stefano De Rosa

Full Moon over the Basilica of Don Bosco by Stefano De Rosa

Full Moon over the Basilica of Don Bosco by Stefano De Rosa

Full Moon over the Basilica of Don Bosco by Stefano De Rosa

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Q

Anonymous asked:

you are a pretentious prick who is also a transphobic piece of trash, go to hell

A

fishingboatproceeds:

There is so much of this stuff in my ask box, and most of it not even anonymous, but I don’t want to call out any particular user because I know they’ll then get a lot of hateful asks and the cycle will just continue.

First off, there’s a comma splice in your ask. I just have to let you know that, on account of how I’m a pretentious prick.

I hope that I’m not transphobic. I’ve been public and vocal in my support for the rights of trans people for years, and I’ve tried over the years to amplify trans voices, from T Cooper to Stephen Ira Beatty, rather than pretending to be able to speak for them. 

Look, I am a person, and I am not a particularly good one. I am screwed up and make a lot of mistakes. But I am not a piece of trash. I would imagine that you are also screwed up and make a lot of mistakes, but you aren’t a piece of trash either.

But it is still hurtful—very hurtful—to hear people call me a piece of trash. It just makes me sad to hear, the way I think it would make most people sad to hear. The certainty and lack of nuance in that characterization reflects a broader lack of nuance in online discourse these days that just bums me out. 

“I have finally seen the end
And I’m not expecting you to care
But I have finally seen the light
I have finally realized
I need to love”
— "Madness" — Muse
The 2nd Law (2012)
“Counting all different ideas drifting away
Past and present, they don’t matter”
— "1901" — Phoenix
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009)

52projects:

Ode to Late Night French Fries

Thank you late night French Fries
You are sticks of dynamite
Exploding deliciousness down to my core
I should have ordered an extra large

Let the over-oiled smoldering tenderness
of your each and every become one with me
I wish I could throw you into the polar waste
and see my fortress of salt crystals rise and glisten


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“The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.”
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The danger of a single story (via ted)

New York (by SamAlive)

New York (by SamAlive)

New York (by SamAlive)

New York (by SamAlive)

New York (by SamAlive)

New York (by SamAlive)

New York (by SamAlive)

ted:

There’s nothing quite like floating in outer space, says astronaut Chris Hadfield. Until you look down at that giant blue orb housing your entire species and you’re left with the inevitable question: "How will I ever get home???"

image

This is how: By plummeting through the atmosphere squashed…

aquus:

yes i would like to sign up for AP napping

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