"But there was nothing about the little, low-rambling, more or less identical homes of Northumberland Estates to interest or to haunt, no chance of loot that would be any more than the ordinary, waking-world kind the cops hauled you in for taking; no small immunities, no possibilities for hidden life or otherworldly presence; no trees, secret routes, shortcuts, culverts, thickets that could be made hollow in the middle – everything in the place was right out in the open, everything could be seen at a glance; and behind it, under it, around the corners of its houses and down the safe, gentle curves of its streets, you came back, you kept coming back, to nothing; nothing but the cheerless earth."
Thomas Pynchon, "The Secret Integration"

This is Ian Mathers' Tumblr. I live in Canada. I've written about music and other things for Stylus, Dusted, PopMatters, Resident Advisor, the Village Voice, and a few other places. Hi.

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huntokar:

badscienceshenanigans:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

nantli-miquitzlin:

zarabithia:

ericscissorhands:

“A villain is just a victim whose story hasn’t been told.”

Why is this one of the things recommended for me on my dash.

There’s so much wrong with this.

1. The quote is bullshit, and indicative of everything terrible about our society, which constantly puts the pain of the abuser above those they abuse. 

2 It also grossly furthers the idea that all victims are potential abusers. Which has real life ramifications, because this is actually something that survivors of child abuse fear and one of the reasons they do not always come forward.

3. Bucky has no goddamn business being in this set. He wasn’t a villain. He actually was a victim.

4. We saw Anakin’s story. We KNOW his story. Cool story, bro, but you still murdered children. You are not now and never shall be a fucking victim, but those babies were, so fuck you and fuck your defenders and especially fuck anyone who would think that you are a goddamn victim.

5. We know Magneto’s story intimately. It has been told often. He was a victim once. And then he decided that Genocide was okay. 

6.  Fuck Fake White Khan and we do in fact know Real Khan’s story. He did think he was a victim, but no, he was not. He was a complicated and amazing villain that went against the typical type of POC villains that we get - he was brilliant and clever and not just a “thug.” But he was not a victim (no, not even after the neighboring planet went boom.) 

7. We know Loki’s story too. It’s one of a whiny spoiled brat who keeps trying to commit genocide. 

tldr: Bucky has no business being in this set. The rest of these people are murderous terrible people. They are not victims, though some of them were once. 

I waited to reblog this, specifically for someone to express this^^. tumblr delivered.

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Generational cycle of violence = made up by abusers to get people to overlook their bullshit. It’s validated social science. Sorry not sorry.

[Source: Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft, therapist and US’s foremost rehabilitator of abusive men.]

Expanding on the above, the myth of the Generational Cycle of Abuse started because someone decided the best way to determine if talented emotional manipulators were abused was to just ask them if they had a tragic backstory they wanted us to know. As soon as people realized they needed to be hooked up to lie detectors for this the levels of past abuse among abusers fell to background noise

femtoxic:

-imaginarythoughts-:

land-of-propaganda:

Shaun King exposes Ferguson PD lie about distance from SUV

Click here to watch the video

This needs to be brought to attention IMMEDIATELY!!!!!

I don’t even understand what they’re expecting anymore. if they can lie to us to our face and us KNOW the truth, what power do we have , then?

This is just me spitballing, but what do you think Shaun King could do with a MacArthur Genius Grant or equivalent? Because I’m sure his operating budget is a lot less than that, and this is top fucking notch investigative journalism. This is what journalism is supposed to look like.

mrblacklauren:

Artist In Residence, No. 13

Cy Twombly, Rome, 1966

'I think space is for paintings, for looking at paintings. Paintings 'hold' in that kind of rectilinear space, which contains the energy of the works…'

Photographed by Horst P. Horst for Vogue.

For swooncityyy

(Source: guildhall)

swooncityyy:

let me tell you about my belated yay new job dinner at la cubana here in toronto:

  • love the (you can’t super see it here) dusty mint and red design and the legit havana in the 50s style typeface choices. the design overall is sick.
  • we each had a guava fizz and difficult decisions to make.
  • we started with habanero glazed fried squid and chorizo empanada.
  • i had this guava bbq short rib medianoche with amazing crispy onions and red cabbage slaw that made me believe in love.
  • there was also another medianoche, yuca frita, and arroz con frijoles.
  • we finished with chocolate natilla (like my abuela makes) and amazing mini donuts. Ian and I LOVED the douchebag two tables over who asked if these donuts would be like Tim Hortons donuts because I quote “he’s Canadian, man, so he doesn’t want any weird donuts.” Hot damn are you in the wrong place, bro.

There were actually a number of, like, visibly affluent douchey older white men. They all had smug, punchable faces. But it’s Roncy, what are you gonna do?

The food though, Anaïs can attest that it was legit. There are about six other things on the menu I need to try (next time I’m getting the pineapple glazed pork belly medianoche), and that natilla is instantly one of my favourite desserts ever. We both have to get up early tomorrow, so this dinner basically was our whole Friday night.

khealywu:

aspiringpolymath:

bunnyfood:

(via lawebloca:via:youtube)

Well this might be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

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khealywu:

aspiringpolymath:

bunnyfood:

(via lawebloca:via:youtube)

Well this might be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

HELLO HAVE YOU HEARD THE GOOD WORD ABOUT OUR LORD & SAVIOR MOLOCH THE OWL HEADED GOD OF CHILD SACRIFICE?

And the work week comes to an end! Would you like to subscribe to the little guy’s pamphlet? JOIN US.