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gastrogirl:

banana bread chocolate fudge swirled cheesecake jars.
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oeias:

we reblog the clothes we think we deserve

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scripturespice:

martinfreeman:

"why would you make it gay for no reason?"

why am i gay for no reason? what reason do i need to be gay

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sonofbaldwin:

This is the essay I have been waiting, for a very long time, for someone with more insight than I to write.

It is also the essay that I was most frightened to read because as a writer of color, it fills me with unspeakable anxiety and dread to consider how my writing will be received by an industry that, to varying degrees, writing by people of color to be disgusting and regards it with condescension and disdain.

I’ve heard horror stories about how writers of color are browbeaten and bled of their voices and art to make their writing more appealing to white people under the guise of “critique” and “craft.”

I am afraid. Yes, I am scared to death. But I’m going to write anyway.

What Daniel José Older highlights here does not merely apply to the publishing industry; it applies to all forms of media from comic books to television to music to film to whatever else you can think of.

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mswyrr:

Amy Schumer parodies The Newsroom (and general Sorkinisms) feat. Josh Charles…

OH MY GOD

"and i realized: a woman’s life is worth nothing unless she’s making a great man greater"

this is perfect

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parkkennypark:

The Man on the Train
This is an illustration I did for my friend, Dai’s, PhD thesis. A part of his thesis involved a study around how some gay men (particularly those of a minority status) negotiate being gay outside of mainstream gay culture. One story that really stood out to me as being quite unique and touching involved a middle-aged fellow who has never been intimate with another man, doesn’t necessarily identify as being gay, but spends his days knitting baby socks on park benches and on the train as a way to perform his ‘gayness’. As he still lives at home with an extremely conservative family this is essentially the only way he knows to express his sexuality.
Kojima, D. (2014). Migrant intimacies: Mobilities-in-difference and basue tactics in queer Asian diasporas. Anthropologica 56(1), pp.33-44.

parkkennypark:

The Man on the Train

This is an illustration I did for my friend, Dai’s, PhD thesis. A part of his thesis involved a study around how some gay men (particularly those of a minority status) negotiate being gay outside of mainstream gay culture. One story that really stood out to me as being quite unique and touching involved a middle-aged fellow who has never been intimate with another man, doesn’t necessarily identify as being gay, but spends his days knitting baby socks on park benches and on the train as a way to perform his ‘gayness’. As he still lives at home with an extremely conservative family this is essentially the only way he knows to express his sexuality.

Kojima, D. (2014). Migrant intimacies: Mobilities-in-difference and basue tactics in queer Asian diasporas. Anthropologica 56(1), pp.33-44.

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SLA: stray thoughts on Brahms

ocddee:

The more I’ve been reading about Brahms the more I think his music is a fine fit for Hye Won’s personality.

Brahms’ music was not known to be emotionally demonstrative. His music was a throwback to the Classical form and wasn’t considered fashionable at all at the time. His music was a touch mysterious, inscrutable, and he embodied what one biographer calls “pure music, beyond storytelling and beyond autobiography.” 

To me, if Hye Won had a favourite composer, it might be Brahms. I think Brahms would appeal to her intellect and her exacting mind. And I think especially in the years after she had to stop playing aggressively, she’d appreciate the lack of flashiness and excess. 

Brahms the man was very private, shy and developed a reputation for being the grumpy, boorish greybeard. When he met the Schumanns though, he was a young blonde blue-eyed rising star, who it’s not difficult to imagine, was totally enamoured by them. 

He never married, but Clara Schumann was the love of his life. Clara was a superstar, a pianist and a composer, and resented putting her career on hold when she married Richard Schumann. When he tried to kill himself and was committed, she threw herself back into work and that’s when Brahms basically took over managing the household, becoming part of the family.

Brahms and Clara exchanged many letters throughout their forty-year-long relationship and he valued her opinion of his work. We don’t know whether she reciprocated his love because she burned many of those letters (which to me suggests she had something to hide, isn’t it?). In a letter to her daughter, she described their relationship as "the most beautiful mutual understanding of two souls”, which I think says it all.   

The Opus 118, from which the encore that Sun Jae dedicates to Hye Won comes (the No. 2), was Clara’s favourite from among his last piano works. It’s not hard to see why. They are small, contemplative pieces and a touch melancholic. The No 2 is in particular, achingly warm and tender. It was written during his last years as an old man deeply affected by the loss of many of his loved ones. 

Fittingly, she played some of the Op 118 for him the last time they met in her home in 1895, six months before she died. 

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romanceallovertheplace:

A Peter Pan cast where all the lost boys are elderly people though.

"Are you willing to grow up - or are you too afraid to?" quickly becomes "Are you willing to face death - or are you too afraid to?"

Neverland goes from a place between childhood and adulthood to a place between life and death.

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“Contract between Lee Jin-su, hereon referred to as Party A, and Sun Eun-young, hereon referred to as Party B. How many books? About 30? That means 60 years if I write a book every two years. Then we’ll both be over 90. Enough, right? The first book will be published no later than… When would be good? How long will it take for you to settle everything? End of this year? If you tell me to wait longer, I will. Let’s make it end of this year. How about Christmas? Christmas Eve sounds good. The day we’ll meet again with a book will be December 24, 2010. I’m signing it— so, at least, we’ll remain Parties A and B until the day we die. Not bad. […] Let’s shake on it.”

“Contract between Lee Jin-su, hereon referred to as Party A, and Sun Eun-young, hereon referred to as Party B. How many books? About 30? That means 60 years if I write a book every two years. Then we’ll both be over 90. Enough, right? The first book will be published no later than… When would be good? How long will it take for you to settle everything? End of this year? If you tell me to wait longer, I will. Let’s make it end of this year. How about Christmas? Christmas Eve sounds good. The day we’ll meet again with a book will be December 24, 2010. I’m signing it— so, at least, we’ll remain Parties A and B until the day we die. Not bad. […] Let’s shake on it.”

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camiladechelda:

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Her school friends liked to read aloud the romantic parts in their favorite books, swooning over them together every day during lunch. 

i did this exact same thing with all of my friends when i was like, 12!