“And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.”—Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five (via likeafieldmouse)
the first female chinese immigrant to america was a sixteen-year-old girl who was part of a cultural exhibit where she sat in a life-size diorama and people watched her eat with chopsticks while wearing silk clothes and that’s really all you need to know about the commodification of chinese women
Afong Moy. Her name was Afong Moy. Say the names of people who should be remembered.
It was so frustrating growing up in my hometown because (apart from all the racism and whatnot) there was nothing to do and when you finally found something to do, it inevitably caused outrage when the older generations found out you were doing it. People used to complain constantly that there…
If you wanna date a boy then date a boy who is short, blond and handsome. Date a boy whose actions speak louder than words. Date a boy who’s brave. Date a boy who likes sleeping. Date a boy who would save a kingdom for you. Date a boy who loves horseback riding, and is very skilled with a sword. A boy whose spirit is the same as the legendary Hero’s.
“We’re all lonely for something we don’t know we’re lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we’ve never even met?”—David Foster Wallace (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
“A minute later, a person comes out of the windowed doors, the first person that had come out while we were waiting. The guy is medium height, already has his cigarette and lighter in hand, obviously planning to light up immediately. He’s got a shaved head (quite possibly to conceal the early stages of male pattern baldness) a cow- style nose ring, and wears a wife beater that reveals not only the beginnings of a potbelly, but also a number of tattoos that must have looked really cool in 1991. Everything about him screamed “I was one of Fugazi’s original fans, but never embraced the straight-edge ethic; I am now slowly attempting to attain a modicum of respectability.””—I am reading a 7000-word post from Something Awful user Adaptive Systems that was included in a pdf collection of his posts and this made me laugh out loud. (via powerviolifts)