Posted 2 hours ago
mtv:

nominee 5 of 6
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scope out all the other nominees and see who’s in the lead. then watch the mtvU fandom awards on sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv to see which o.g. fandom takes the crown!

mtv:

nominee 5 of 6

like or reblog this post to vote buffy the vampire slayer as best fandom forever!

scope out all the other nominees and see who’s in the lead. then watch the mtvU fandom awards on sunday, july 27 at 8/7c on mtv to see which o.g. fandom takes the crown!

Posted 2 hours ago

victoriousvocabulary:

MOLLIPILOSE

[adjective]

having soft hairs; downy; softness.

Etymology: from Latin mollis, “soft” + pilosus, “hairy”.

[Nancy Chiu]

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Posted 7 hours ago

victoriousvocabulary:

ARBORESCENT

[adjective]

1. having the size, form, or characteristics of a tree; treelike.

2. a term used by the French thinkers Deleuze and Guattari to characterise thinking marked by insistence on totalising principles, binarism and dualism. The term, first used in A Thousand Plateaus (1980) where it was opposed to the rhizome, comes from the way genealogy trees are drawn: unidirectional progress, with no possible retroactivity and continuous binary cuts (thus enforcing a dualist metaphysical conception, criticised by Deleuze).

Etymology: from Latin arborēscēns, present active participle of arborēscō, “become a tree”.

[Gill Rippingale]

Posted 7 hours ago
This makes me upset. I’ve never dealt with cultural appropriation personally until I saw this. This is a traditional Thai Buddhist tattoo that, if done the correct way, is done by a monk.
Now I would understand somewhat if these tattoos meant something mundane like they were a symbol of peace or a phrase, but these tattoos are meant to be a sort of a pact with the higher beings in a sense. You give up a desire that is in your life for a gift such as good luck or strength.
When done by someone who is not a Buddhist monk, to someone who does not make this pact, and to someone who is not seen as worthy to a monk, it is blatantly explained as an act of disrespect and a “magnet” or misfortune and bad luck.
Just because something looks cool to you or you saw a celebrity get one (because I know Angelina Jolie got one traditionally, but she actually went through the process) does NOT mean you can get one. This is a sacred practice in my family’s heritage. It is an honor to get one of these tattoos, not some pattern you can get on your back for the hell of it.

This makes me upset. I’ve never dealt with cultural appropriation personally until I saw this. This is a traditional Thai Buddhist tattoo that, if done the correct way, is done by a monk.

Now I would understand somewhat if these tattoos meant something mundane like they were a symbol of peace or a phrase, but these tattoos are meant to be a sort of a pact with the higher beings in a sense. You give up a desire that is in your life for a gift such as good luck or strength.

When done by someone who is not a Buddhist monk, to someone who does not make this pact, and to someone who is not seen as worthy to a monk, it is blatantly explained as an act of disrespect and a “magnet” or misfortune and bad luck.

Just because something looks cool to you or you saw a celebrity get one (because I know Angelina Jolie got one traditionally, but she actually went through the process) does NOT mean you can get one. This is a sacred practice in my family’s heritage. It is an honor to get one of these tattoos, not some pattern you can get on your back for the hell of it.

Posted 7 hours ago

theycallme-mia:

lunarobverse:

A brilliant metaphor

As basically being a cyclist now. This is a perfect comparison.

Posted 7 hours ago

ashkenazi-autie:

asktheteamofscientists:

scifi-reality:

"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"
"Women have to protect other women"

And that means white women protecting WOC.
Cis women protecting trans women.
Straight women protecting queer women.
Abled women protecting disabled women.
Not just white cishet abled women protecting other white cishet abled women.

Not to mention that the woman in the gif is Angel Haze, a pansexual black indigenous woman  (who has some Native ancestry). 

[angel haze highly values her native ancestry, she’s a member of cherokee nation and taught herself tsalagi, and it’s important that we acknowledge that, esp. considering the lack of native american voice in so much media]

(Source: lanarey)

Posted 7 hours ago

I cut last night. I want to again.