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What venue is this? It looks kinda like the gilman.

unstartling:

you wrote your name on my heart in permanent marker but only let me write on yours in pencil

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officialmillerhighlife:

everchanginghorizon:

Another species to be added to the ever-growing tick-list:

Africa’s Western Black Rhino has been officially declared EXTINCT. Poaching and lack of conservation have led the subspecies of black rhino to extermination, while the Northern White Rhino is ‘teetering on the brink of extinction’.

    Way to go, humanity.

what’s sad is hardly anyone fucking cares or wants to hear about it let alone talk about it
ivegotabanana:

kittiezandtittiez:

Dad’s adopted

Mom’s DNA Game is STRONG. 

charmancler:

i’ve never met nicki minaj but i trust her

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beautifully-recovering:

TWO PRISONERS ESCAPED IN OHIO! ONE OF THOSE PRISONERS WAS TJ LANE  IF YOU DONT KNOW HIM HE WAS THE SHOOTER IN THE CHARDON SCHOOL SHOOTING! PLEASE BE CAREFUL IF YOU LIVE IN OHIO .
PLEASE REBLOG TO LET YOUR OHIO FOLLOWERS KNOW.

arabbara:

R.I.P. The 2976 American people that lost their lives on 9/11 and R.I.P. the 48,644 Afghan and 1,690,903 Iraqi and 35000 Pakistani people that paid the ultimate price for a crime they did not commit

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gorlt:

and, if you can’t get toasted pearl Couscous handpicked and blessed by a Moroccan shaman on the first tuesday of the winter harvest for your Sautéed Escarole then store bought is fine

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callmeoutis:

snoop dogg gives off this vibe that he doesn’t really have a plan but he still knows exactly what he’s doing and like i strive for that

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damecaos:

cassidyskye:

high-freedom:

astrospection:

ATTENTION: SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS RIGHT NOW. THIS IS NOT OK I HAVE FOUR DOGS AND I WOULD KILL THE BASTARD WHO TRIES TO HARM THEM OR ANY OTHER ANIMAL. SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE.

Are you fucking kidding me

what the fuck

ATTENTION: SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS RIGHT NOW. THIS IS NOT OK I HAVE FOUR DOGS AND I WOULD KILL THE BASTARD WHO TRIES TO HARM THEM OR ANY OTHER ANIMAL. SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE.
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alvaroandtheworld:

ultrafacts:

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THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII

No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too.
And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards.
So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks <3

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NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT!
This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!”
All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men)
Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase

Anonymous: what did michael say in that one line in american idiot last night?

cyclogenesis:

Honestly even though I was there I’m still not sure; like I was listening pretty carefully, and the way he pronounced it was so drawn-out and weird that I’m not sure if he said faggot or fuck-up. People are watching the videos and coming up with different answers because it’s literally just difficult to understand what he’s saying. 

But I was listening close because, and I have super thought about this before: I do not have a problem with that lyric. Billie Joe Armstrong is an out bisexual dude. The line is literally “Well maybe I’m the faggot America" followed by "I’m not part of a redneck agenda" and it’s absolutely imperative that you read the line in context of the entire song. It’s not used as a pejorative toward others, it’s literally Billie Joe, an out bisexual who I’m positive has been targeted with that slur reclaiming it as a fucking badge of honor to separate himself from and stand in direct contrast to the American idiots the song is about.   

I mean. Disclaimer: this is 100% my own opinion as a queer person. In high school I used to refer to things I thought were stupid as “gay.” I was aware of my own bisexuality at the time and pretty closeted still. In my senior year someone called me on using that term and I stopped. I was 18. 

Michael Clifford is an 18 year old kid who dyes his hair every color including pink, grew up in a homophobic environment where he and his classmates tossed around slurs casually and where he apparently internalized a lot of fucked up ideas about masculinity. He was the only member of his band to tweet happily about it when gay marriage was legalized when they were over in England. He used to use gay slurs on others and he fucking stopped. If he did indeed sing the line correctly, then that’s an 18 year old dude taking a word that’s used as a weapon (and again, I’m positive it’s one that’s been directed at him) and wearing it now like it’s a goddamned crown. Maybe I’m the faggot America. In the context of the song, that’s sure as hell who you want to be. And if Michael wants to sing it, I honestly have no problem with that.