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Zachary Craves Validation
My hobbies include acting more athletic than I am, and pretending to be interesting. Call me Zack. Everyone I like does.

afriblaq:

Mary Turner 1918 Eight Months Pregnant
Mobs lynched Mary Turner on May 17, 1918 in Lowndes County, Georgia because she vowed to have those responsible for killing her husband arrested. Her husband was arrested in connection with the shooting and killing Hampton Smith, a white farmer for whom the couple had worked, and for wounding his wife. Sidney Johnson. a Black man, apparently killed Smith because he was tired of the farmer’s abuse. Unable to find Johnson. the killers lynched eight other Blacks Including Hayes Turner and his wife Mary. The mob hanged Mary by her feet, poured gasoline and oil on her and set fire to her body. One white man sliced her open and Mrs. Turner’s baby tumbled to the ground with a “little cry” and the mob stomped the baby to death and sprayed bullets into Mary Turner. (NAACP: Thirty Years of Lynching in the U.S. 1889-1918 )

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#music
Artist: The Mountain Goats
Track: "Tribe of the Horned Heart"
Plays: 10,213 plays

johndarnielle:

lopeorloafresponse:

The Mountain Goats - Tribe of the Horned Heart - 03.24.12

You knew that they were out there by the signs they left behind

On old abandoned buildings, just some X’s and some lines

Half circles in the concrete, crescents in the snow

You could find the little beacons almost everywhere you’d go

Only people who were sick enough

Knew how to read them right

I got sick when I was seventeen

And I’d hunt down signs all night


You’d listen for the voices in the generator’s hum

Hang out behind the power plant and wait for them to come

Hints about their mission in the rustling of the surf

But no secrets can be kept from you if your faith is strong enough

Only people who’ve been sick too long

Can hold on to the hope

That some friendly ghost is listening to the prayers they learned to say

At the slack end of the rope

I don’t generally reblog my own stuff ‘n’ stuff but I consider this one of my better lyrics and I don’t think it’s widely known because I only played it like twice, so I’m doin the thing I don’t generally do

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#music
Artist: Fall Out Boy; Ke$ha
Track: "The Take Over (We're Gonna Die Young)"
Plays: 256,795 plays

liamdryden:

itsvondell:

aeyelaeyen:

Let me just be straight up and say that this is the tightest shit my ears have ever had the pleasure to experience.

download

My original music: Facebook / Bandcamp

More mash ups: music tag

IM ALL ABOUT IT

I WANT TO DANCE SOMEBODY LET’S DANCE TO THE THING

Anonymous sent:

i'm salutatorian of my class and have to give a speech in two days what should I say please

officialunitedstates:

When the storms come and the volcanoes erupt and the ground shakes and the Earth is covered in destruction do you think there will be any place that will not feel its effects?  Any town on the northern plains of humanity that will not yield to nature, but instead thrive?  A mailman, still making his rounds through the cheerful streets.  A plumber, still fixing the pipes of the many warm homes.  A police officer, directing traffic through the busy main intersection.  A seamstress, mending the clothes of the thankful populace? 

Even among the worst ruin imaginable, there will also be those who pick up the torch of civilization and carry on.  There will always be those among us who strengthen us, carry us, and provide for us.  There will always be champions among fighters, heroes among soldiers, leaders among men. 

There is a road to success and on it lies us all.  Some of us will lead the charge while others will fall behind and be swept away in the wind.  The true task we all face is not how fast we may travel but whether we are traveling.  So push forward, no matter the circumstances, but above all, inspire those around you to do the same.

princessbrat7:

thelittlepetplaycommunity:

wizardbird:

**PLEASE NOTE that this giveaway is for transgender/non-binary individuals only, and that it is not open for cisgender participants! (However, feel free to signal boost for your trans/nb followers!)**

Hello friends!! I am going to be doing a giveaway!! Huzzah!! 

What am I going to give you? WELL, that’s up to you! You will be able to win your choice of:

1) ONE TRI-TOP CHEST BINDER FROM UNDERWORKS, ANY SIZE

2) $25.00 IN MAKE-UP FROM BH COSMETICS

3) $25.00 IN UNDERWEAR FROM AERIE/HIPS & CURVES/ANYWHERE ELSE

I will be choosing FOUR winners overall, and all four can choose which of the following they would like! I know that there are a million factors involved when transitioning, so hopefully this is a tiny step in making you feel more comfortable!

Here are some rules:

  • You must be comfortable giving out an address for shipping purposes.
  • Ask box must be open, or fan mail enabled.
  • Reblogs and likes both count.
  • You do NOT have to be following me, but if you do I’ll add another $10.00 to spend on anything else listed above.
  • I will cover shipping WORLDWIDE, so no worries about where you live!

This giveaway will end on October 3rd, 2014 at 4:00pm EST!!

Good luck! I love you all!

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We don’t tend to reblog give aways here but I know how much binders and make up etc can make a difference for trans and non-binary individuals. So I’m signal boosting this for everyone in case any of our followers need to see this opportunity. -Luna

Signal boost!!!

(Source: tastefullyoffensive)

yellowxperil:

yellowxperil:

mothkult:

yellowxperil:

mothkult:

yellowxperil:

i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.

and read this: "Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist" from Angela Davis’s Women Race and Class

I understand what is said here, and agree. But I think the pictures/gifs used to demonstrate were a bad choice, only one directly points to the “Predator” being a black man. Just an observation.

find out what aave is and come back

Point made, I was just giving an observation. I agree with your post 100% , but I think there are better examples

absolutely there are. but i made this post as a direct response to seeing the first two gifsets go viral around tumblr’s feminist community. i added the third screenshot to further contextualize my point. a lot of feminists i followm reblogged the hell out of the first two, obviously not seeing that they were using racism to fight sexism.

i also still think you’re failing to see that these are GOOD examples. because in neo-liberal media, overt racism isn’t as pervasive as “subtle” racism. so it’s exactly those first two posts that ppl need to be more aware of. because they might not be trained to see the racism in those situations where it’s not blatant. and that’s exactly what happened when those posts went viral.

this post is going around again a little bit so i want to add a thought process i’ve developed since this post’s conception. if you don’t actually think this is a thing (like some of you reblogging this to say black ppl are reaching bc you assumed op, i, was black) keep a notepad with you for a few weeks and write down every time a non-black person slips into aave (in speech, in a text message, on facebook, whatever.) then next to that, write down why. i’ve done this, and the second column never strayed from three overlapping categories:

1) jocose sexual predation (as in the examples above. real life examples: “AY GIRL, lemme holla atcha!” “lemme get cho numba.. ay yo where you goin’?” on someone’s selfie/profile pic: “DAYUM.” “damn ma, you is fiiiiine” “DAT ASS”) verbally, this is, without fail, accompanied by a faked very deep voice. wonder why?

2) jocose aggression/intimidation (real life examples: “you can’t FUCK WIT ME”, “what chu gon do huh? what chu gon do??” “YO FUCK DAT NOISE I AIN’T ABOUT DAT, FUCK DA HATERZ” “WHO IS YOU” “YO ima STOMP that FOOL!” "im finna snatch this bitch weave") these are often accompanied by a deep voice as well, though tonally different

3) being loud [“sassy” also] (real life examples: “MUH FUCKIN HOMIE” “FO REAL DO” “ooo girrrlll!!!” )

so we slip into aave when we’re putting on sexual predation, aggression/intimidation, and loudness. what does that tell us about stereotypes of black americans?

Straight Boys: Why are all the hot girls lesbians?
Lesbians: Why are all the hot girls straight?
Straight Girls: Why are all the hot guys gay?
Gay Guys: Why are all the hot guys straight?
Bisexual People: WHY ARE ALL THE HOT PEOPLE TAKEN?
Pansexual People: everyone is hot what do I do
Asexual People: what

princessbrat7:

thelittlepetplaycommunity:

wizardbird:

**PLEASE NOTE that this giveaway is for transgender/non-binary individuals only, and that it is not open for cisgender participants! (However, feel free to signal boost for your trans/nb followers!)**

Hello friends!! I am going to be doing a giveaway!! Huzzah!! 

What am I going to give you? WELL, that’s up to you! You will be able to win your choice of:

1) ONE TRI-TOP CHEST BINDER FROM UNDERWORKS, ANY SIZE

2) $25.00 IN MAKE-UP FROM BH COSMETICS

3) $25.00 IN UNDERWEAR FROM AERIE/HIPS & CURVES/ANYWHERE ELSE

I will be choosing FOUR winners overall, and all four can choose which of the following they would like! I know that there are a million factors involved when transitioning, so hopefully this is a tiny step in making you feel more comfortable!

Here are some rules:

  • You must be comfortable giving out an address for shipping purposes.
  • Ask box must be open, or fan mail enabled.
  • Reblogs and likes both count.
  • You do NOT have to be following me, but if you do I’ll add another $10.00 to spend on anything else listed above.
  • I will cover shipping WORLDWIDE, so no worries about where you live!

This giveaway will end on October 3rd, 2014 at 4:00pm EST!!

Good luck! I love you all!

image

We don’t tend to reblog give aways here but I know how much binders and make up etc can make a difference for trans and non-binary individuals. So I’m signal boosting this for everyone in case any of our followers need to see this opportunity. -Luna

Signal boost!!!

SPOOPY GHOSTIE GIVEAWAY DETAILS: 

  • You have to REBLOG this image.
  • Likes do not count.
A special prize will be given to those who follow me but you don’t have to follow me to win a ghostie.

I’m going to choose about twenty people randomly out of those who reblog and draw them a ghostie based on their blog. I’ll raise that number if a lot of people reblog. I won’t do this at all unless it gets at least 100 notes.

If you follow me and I draw your name I will draw you a blog ghostie and three ghosties based on any fandom of your choice.

Goodluck everyone! This ends on the 25th of October.

(Source: 565mae10)

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#art

khadds:

artmesohard:

Amazing hyper-realistic silicone sculptures made by British Artist Jamie Salmon.

scary yet amazing 

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#favorite vine

vinebox:

Send this to your crush with no context

(Source: vinebox)

gameandwatch:

this video literally changed my life

princessbrat7:

thelittlepetplaycommunity:

wizardbird:

**PLEASE NOTE that this giveaway is for transgender/non-binary individuals only, and that it is not open for cisgender participants! (However, feel free to signal boost for your trans/nb followers!)**

Hello friends!! I am going to be doing a giveaway!! Huzzah!! 

What am I going to give you? WELL, that’s up to you! You will be able to win your choice of:

1) ONE TRI-TOP CHEST BINDER FROM UNDERWORKS, ANY SIZE

2) $25.00 IN MAKE-UP FROM BH COSMETICS

3) $25.00 IN UNDERWEAR FROM AERIE/HIPS & CURVES/ANYWHERE ELSE

I will be choosing FOUR winners overall, and all four can choose which of the following they would like! I know that there are a million factors involved when transitioning, so hopefully this is a tiny step in making you feel more comfortable!

Here are some rules:

  • You must be comfortable giving out an address for shipping purposes.
  • Ask box must be open, or fan mail enabled.
  • Reblogs and likes both count.
  • You do NOT have to be following me, but if you do I’ll add another $10.00 to spend on anything else listed above.
  • I will cover shipping WORLDWIDE, so no worries about where you live!

This giveaway will end on October 3rd, 2014 at 4:00pm EST!!

Good luck! I love you all!

image

We don’t tend to reblog give aways here but I know how much binders and make up etc can make a difference for trans and non-binary individuals. So I’m signal boosting this for everyone in case any of our followers need to see this opportunity. -Luna

Signal boost!!!