Random Musings of a Language Nerd

Does anyone else ever just feel like they will never be good enough, and that they will never make new friends, and that they should just die? 

houseofpinkboombox:

thisisbobbylondon:

In response to anyone who thinks they have an fierce inner black woman in them and is not in fact, a black woman

See the thing about that fire and that “fierceness” is that it’s born out of our oppression, out of always being told that we are ugly, that our bodies are too fat or too muscular, that we don’t have the right kind of hair — and having to deconstruct all those things and tell ourselves that we are beautiful even though society is telling us that we are not.  

That strength is born out of always having to defend ourselves against white supremacy and anti-black-woman-patriachy. From years of not seeing ourselves represented in anything aligned with beauty, of buying products that are made to make us look like not ourselves.

So there is no way you could have an inner black woman in you. You have not experienced our struggle, you don’t know it, you haven’t lived it, and you can’t imagine it. 

See, you can’t sit with us, because we haven’t been able to sit at your table since our existence in this country. And while we were being excluded from your table we made our own, and it is fabulous and fly. And of course you now want to try and have a seat at our table, take our table, use it and ignore all the labor that went into creating THAT table.

But nah, sorry boo boo.

You ain’t never going to be us, you can try to wear your hair like us, you can try to dance like us, talk like us, wish you were us, but know this —

YOU-WILL-NEVER-BE-US

To my fellow whities…. They are not a mood or a prop. Their other humans that don’t have as much privilege as we do.
Stop it.
I feel like black women should start posting shit like “Starbucks and sweat pants my inner white girl is coming out, woot!”

donc-desole:

nerdfaceangst:

nerdfaceangst:

cthulhu:

chairhiro:

feigenbaumsworld:

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Last Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a proposal for new rules that would allow for a “ fast lane” of Internet traffic for content providers who are willing (and able) to pay a fee. [1] The proposal reverses the FCC’s previous commitment to net neutrality and open internet and allows ISP’s like Comcast or Verizon to slow down and censor services that don’t pay the toll.

We have to be totally honest, this situation is seriously grim. But there is still hope. The FCC already knows that the Internet community wants net neutrality, but they think they can put their spin on these new rules and sneak them through. If we can prove them wrong right now with a massive public outcry, we can literally save the Internet once again.

We need to stop the FCC now. Big business groups are already ramping up lobbying efforts with the FCC in swarms since Wednesday’s announcement in support of censoring the open Internet and to ensure this dangerous proposal moves forward. [2]

This is a critical moment. In the last few weeks more than 65,000 people have taken action with us. Can you help us get to 80,000 by the end of the day today?

[1] Gautham Nagesh. “FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules”.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579519963416350296

[2] Edward Wyatt. Edward Wyatt. “Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/business/lobbying-efforts-intensify-after-fcc-tries-3rd-time-on-net-neutrality.html?hpw&rref=politics

 

we’re almost 3/4 of the way there!! c’mon guys, every bit counts!

will it ever stop

fucking signal boost

IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNAL BOOSTING THIS YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.

IF THE U.S. FALLS TO THIS IT WILL OPEN OTHER DANGEROUS DOORS INTERNATIONALLY.

Last one, SIGNAL BOOST!!!

SIIIIIIGGGGGNNAAAAALLLLL BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fucktheflagandfuckyou:

baiovevo:

Oh u love ur mom? Name 3 of her albums

1) I swear to fucking god I have to do everything in this house
2) No it’s okay I’ll do it myself
3) If I have to ask you one more time I’m gonna lose it

Wouldn’t be amazing if there was actually a punk band made entirely of moms and these were the titles of their albums…:)

smartgirlsattheparty:

ivoryathena:

Badass women of the future:

  1. Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
  2. Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16

  3. Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13

  4. Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18

  5. Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10

Love these Smart Girls! 

I love Asia’s outfit. I have a feeling she is going to be a global business leader someday.

pagasaurusrex:

inspirationalwhimsy:

I know it is a no-no to be bleeding while purifying but what if I got a few bandages that have been secured over a few flesh wounds that have dried blood absorbed into them, may I still practice senut? Or must I wait till the wounds have healed?

Basically long story short, I got sensitive skin…

If you’re not currently bleeding, and the injuries are clean and healing, and you feel healthy enough to do senut… then I would wager its okay. :) you can always ask Netjer too and see if They have a response/opinion on the matter.

Hi, I saw this and I was wondering what senut was? Is there a previous post you have about it?

devildoll:

puckling:

I just watched this, hypnotized, for a good minute. 




Omgs. Is this just a gif, or can I find a full video. I really want to see that video.

devildoll:

puckling:

I just watched this, hypnotized, for a good minute. 

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Omgs. Is this just a gif, or can I find a full video. I really want to see that video.

tarotgram:

beccaelainepuddentane:

tarotgram:

A good friend just asked for a reading. I asked her ‘Tarot or Lenormand?’ then I thought, ‘Why not both?! Hell let’s throw in an oracle too!’

I am not familiar with Lenormand? Would you be willing to give a brief explanation?

Lenormand is a card-based system of divination (like tarot) but is read differently than tarot. It only has 36 cards, is more pragmatic than tarot, and the meanings of the cards are very concrete. If you’re coming from a tarot background, this video will explain better than I can!

Thank you so much! That was very educational! :)

tarotgram:

beccaelainepuddentane:

tarotgram:

A good friend just asked for a reading. I asked her ‘Tarot or Lenormand?’ then I thought, ‘Why not both?! Hell let’s throw in an oracle too!’

I am not familiar with Lenormand? Would you be willing to give a brief explanation?

Lenormand is a card-based system of divination (like tarot) but is read differently than tarot. It only has 36 cards, is more pragmatic than tarot, and the meanings of the cards are very concrete. If you’re coming from a tarot background, this video will explain better than I can!

Thank you so much! That was very educational! :)