Friday, April 18, 2014
I am writing with my burnt hand about the nature of fire. Ingeborg Bachmann (via mythologyofblue)
Thursday, April 17, 2014
i read and reread this book at work today and i would suggest that it’s worth your time.

i read and reread this book at work today and i would suggest that it’s worth your time.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
ghoulnextdoor:

Long time followers know that a year or two ago I started up Skeletor is Love and although I no longer spam you all with it over on this account, it exists as both a tumblr and a facebook page which I maintain regularly and whose fanbase -somehow!- continues to grow.
I’ve probably also told you about my sister - an amazing mental health guidance counselor - who was the inspiration for Skeletor Is Love. Unbeknownst to her at the time!
Well, this year my sister and I are participating as a team (The Twisted Sisters!) for the National Alliance on Mental Illness annual NAMIWalk.  She does it every year, though this will be my first time.  Raising awareness for mental illness is a cause that is very near and dear to both of us, to our family, and, as you can imagine - to Skeletor Is Love.
People reach out to me constantly wanting to donate in some way to Skeletor Is Love; telling me they’ve printed up the images to give as gifts and they want to pay me for it, asking if we were ever going to sell tee shirts because they’d throw money at us if that were the case, all kinds of offers for support.  We are never going to put a donate button on the sites and we are not here to take your money, but if you are serious about wanting to contribute, please consider donating to our team and lending your support to the mental health community.

ghoulnextdoor:

Long time followers know that a year or two ago I started up Skeletor is Love and although I no longer spam you all with it over on this account, it exists as both a tumblr and a facebook page which I maintain regularly and whose fanbase -somehow!- continues to grow.

I’ve probably also told you about my sister - an amazing mental health guidance counselor - who was the inspiration for Skeletor Is Love. Unbeknownst to her at the time!

Well, this year my sister and I are participating as a team (The Twisted Sisters!) for the National Alliance on Mental Illness annual NAMIWalk.  She does it every year, though this will be my first time.  Raising awareness for mental illness is a cause that is very near and dear to both of us, to our family, and, as you can imagine - to Skeletor Is Love.

People reach out to me constantly wanting to donate in some way to Skeletor Is Love; telling me they’ve printed up the images to give as gifts and they want to pay me for it, asking if we were ever going to sell tee shirts because they’d throw money at us if that were the case, all kinds of offers for support.  We are never going to put a donate button on the sites and we are not here to take your money, but if you are serious about wanting to contribute, please consider donating to our team and lending your support to the mental health community.

Monday, April 14, 2014

venusbone:

doskapozora:

Shively makes me think of Plato’s reaction to poets. In “Ion” Plato says poets should be exiled from the city limits. He says it’s because poets cannot be trusted with knowledge, too busy with the occult and fairytales. I’m not convinced though that that’s the only reason, or even the main reason. I think this is an excuse because the real danger poets have posed in every century has been to challenge the power structures of their time.

Plato didn’t just say we poets should be told to shut our mouths, he was saying we should actually be removed from the city entirely. That censorship is severe, making poets a threat to the hypocritical template of democracy right from its very inception over 2,000 years ago. Poets have a history and a birthright to disturb.

Omg stop it! You are not Anna Akhmatova, you’re not Fateme Ekhtesari, you’re not Mahmoud Darwish!! LIKE this is not to say that you have to be at risk of arrest to be writing important poetry, but who are these weirdos, pretending like they are literally going to get sent into exile over their poetry?????

I KNOWWWW. Everything about CA Conrad’s response pissed me off. And like, for someone who has built a career over somatic poetry exercises that attempt to connect environmental context to words and writing, he is being deliberately obtuse. Like, the fucking round table is called “Trigger Warnings in the CREATIVE WRITING CLASSROOM.” That is a substantially different context from say, reading a poem to your friend or, you know, actually writing poetry. And again, for someone who bills himself as a radical fuck-shit-up kind of poet, how can you just miss the OBVIOUS fucking power dynamic between an educator (esp. university professors who are at the center of this debate) and students?

The poetry worlds I’ve seen are so full of this kind of “the poem before all else” horseshit. Not to mention a lot of delusions of grandeur around who the poet “is” and the history of *POOOOOOETRRRYYYY* (whatever the fuck THAT is). Vommmmit

Saturday, April 12, 2014 Friday, April 11, 2014
not really but what if

not really but what if

francesetherealgumm:

fuzzyhorns:

synthcats:

Wendy Carlos plays selections from the soundtracks for Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and A Clockwork Orange. She plays an instrument she helped design called the Circular Controller or “Cir-Con” and remembers Stanley Kubrick.

(Featuring a few of her cats.)

i love this and i love her cats

wendy carlos slays

Thursday, April 10, 2014

francesetherealgumm:

Starship turbulence is my favourite thing ever

queer phenomenology by sara ahmed I’m tellin u

queer phenomenology and / or / by way of michael clark

(Source: 221b-starfleet)