"Now THIS, this is the real Brooklyn.” — Something that various Brooklyn transplants have said to me, with great conviction, about: Bay Ridge, Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Heights, Coney Island, Greenpoint, Kensington, Midwood, Sunset Park. 

I always get really prickly when people talk about New England being “snobby,” liiiike. New Hampshire is so gross. It’s the best state. SO it’s probably actually a really good thing for me to take the Burlington-Amherst-Hartford-NYC nightmare journey once in a while, just to be reminded of New England’s scary dark side. Pearls on the megabus, what are you guys even doing!!

On the Megabus and verrry overwhelmed by love for this terrible city! We just drove by the Met and it made me think of Cher! It feels so good so good so good to be home!

"I am entirely selfish," he said ruefully, "and always hoping that someone will tell me to behave, someone will make herself responsible for me and make me be grown-up."

He is altogether selfish, she thought in some surprise, the only man I have ever sat and talked to alone, and I am impatient; he is simply not very interesting. “Why don’t you grow up by yourself?” she asked him, and wondered how many people—how many women—had already asked him that.

“You’re clever.” And how many times had he answered that way?

This conversation must be largely instinctive, she thought with amusement, and said gently, “You must be a very lonely person.” All I want is to be cherished, she thought, and here I am talking gibberish with a selfish man.
— Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House. Eleanorrrrrrrrrr. (via doskapozora)
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It’s raining in Vermont, and every window in this house faces out onto fields and mountains and so many shades of red and orange and green, and you can tell that there’s something weird going on with me because I’ve listened to this sappy song like a dozen times today. 

One of the best things about being at my parents’ house is that I get to play their piano, and it’s weird, all this memory that I store in my fingers, all these songs by like Mozart and Liszt and the stupid Beatles, that I used to play when I got home from school in Concord and was feeling so strange and so sad. All these songs that still live in my hands, all these songs that light up this weird small part of my brain. It’s dangerous! Everything is so different now, I’m so different now, but try telling that to my muscles! Try telling that to my bones!

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100yearsoflolitude:

Remember when I got drunk on my birthday and fell off some stairs in New Orleans and just about broke my ankle and the had to drive myself all the way back to Austin with that broken ankle alone, because my boyfriend with whom I should have broken up with by then had decided not to come with me? And I couldn’t listen to my own music or podcasts or anything because my phone had gotten lost while I was drunk and falling off of things? And I was so, so sad and so hungover and then somewhere between Baton Rouge and Port Charles I heard this on the radio, and it was the only thing that made me happy?

Honestly the Most Important Song

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The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
 Aries: It might be easy to get stuck inside yourself this week; it might be easy to get lost in your own weird swirling mind. Try to live in the world. Try to spend your days with other people. Try to stay open to all the best surprises. Let your thoughts move in the bright afternoon air. There will be colors in the distance, and at night the stars will shine so strange and far above you. There’s so much more than what you know. There’s so much room to breathe.
 Taurus: This week, things might get so strange inside your head. This week, your dreams might get tangled and your desires might get wild. Your days will be easier if you let this weirdness out your body, out of your brain, out into the world. Let your words get weird, let your voice get loud. Read books you’ve never read. Drive out to places you’ve never seen. Everything will make sense again, and for now it’s a week for turning up your music and telling your truths.
 Gemini: This week, when it’s hard to find north, when it’s hard to find the way home, when it’s hard to remember what you’re doing, try not to worry. Try not to talk yourself in circles. It’s a week for living in your body more than your head. It’s a week for trusting the instincts that live in your stomach, the feelings that live in your shoulders, the wisdom that lives in your skin. You know so much more than you think. You can believe your own self.
 Cancer: This week might feel like a river, this week might feel like the sea, this week might feel like nothing in the whole world is solid. This can be strange and it can be such a gift, if you’re ready for it. Think about motion. Think about waves. Think about all the water in the world and all the water in your body. Let yourself love other people the way they need to be loved. Let yourself bend, let yourself float. Think about how many ways there are to be free.
 Leo: This week, the world might feel chilly or prickly or strange. This week, the days might feel short. This week, you might need to search harder than you think for brightness and softness and love. You can find all the goodness you need, you can find enough warmth to fill your whole city, but you’ll have to work. Clean your kitchen. Eat the foods that make you strong. Let your friends know that you love them. Listen to the music that opens up your whole heart.
 Virgo: This week is for thoughtfulness, this week is for memory, this week is for finding solid ground to stand on. Even when the wind blows, even when the sun sets, you will have your own good thoughts, you will have your own good friends, you will have your own good heart. You don’t have to hide your truest self. You do not have to doubt your capacity for bright wild joy. Read your old diaries. Remember your old dreams. You can come back to yourself.
 Libra: Your whole body might fill up with some wild energy this week; your dreams might fill with such bright bendy colors. You can get unstuck, you can get inspired, you can get moving again. You might not recognize this energy right away, you might not know quite what to do with it. Just try to let it move you. Try to let it brighten your nights. Try to be open to new cities, new people, new roads. You can glow, you can shine, you can light your own way.
 Scorpio: Your language can do funny things, this week. Your language can go so wild. This week, you can talk yourself into anything, you can talk magic into being, you can speak whole worlds into life. Your voice can carry you, it can light up rooms, it can calm storms, it can move whole oceans. Try to be kind, this week when the world bends around you. Try to be generous. Listen to other people. Listen to songs with no words at all.
 Sagittarius: The world might feel unpredictable around you this week, and you might feel unpredictable inside it. You might feel your veins fill up with electricity, you might feel your skin flush with a wild heat. Do whatever you need to do, this week, because nothing in the world can contain you if you decide not to be contained. Nothing in the whole world can dim your bright light. Think of yourself as fire under a dark sky; think of yourself as warmth on a cold night.
 Capricorn: This week, you might feel so acutely, so tenderly, the way the world is spinning, the way it’s moving through the sky. This week, you might feel a new season begin. You might wake up feeling new, feeling bright, feeling strange in your own skin. Try to watch and wait, just for a little bit. You don’t have to rush and you don’t have to worry. Wear your warmest sweaters. Wear the clothes that make you feel strongest. Look at your face in the mirror until you recognize yourself again.
 Aquarius: The space around you might wobble this week; the air might shimmer and the ground might shake. It might feel hard to catch your balance. It might feel hard to see your true self. This wild moving world can be so exhausting, but you’re strong and strange enough to live here. Try not to be afraid. Try just to take such tender care of yourself. Put an extra blanket on your bed. Cook your favorite soup. Call someone who loves you, just to hear their voice.
 Pisces: Your days might be full of motion this week, and they might be full of surprises, and they might be full of wild desires that you hardly recognize, that you can hardly even name. If you search for courage you can find it, and if you search for kindness you can find it, and if you search for joy, your whole life can bloom. Let your life fill with music. Let your life fill with color. You don’t have to settle for anything less than what you need.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Aries: It might be easy to get stuck inside yourself this week; it might be easy to get lost in your own weird swirling mind. Try to live in the world. Try to spend your days with other people. Try to stay open to all the best surprises. Let your thoughts move in the bright afternoon air. There will be colors in the distance, and at night the stars will shine so strange and far above you. There’s so much more than what you know. There’s so much room to breathe.

Taurus: This week, things might get so strange inside your head. This week, your dreams might get tangled and your desires might get wild. Your days will be easier if you let this weirdness out your body, out of your brain, out into the world. Let your words get weird, let your voice get loud. Read books you’ve never read. Drive out to places you’ve never seen. Everything will make sense again, and for now it’s a week for turning up your music and telling your truths.

Gemini: This week, when it’s hard to find north, when it’s hard to find the way home, when it’s hard to remember what you’re doing, try not to worry. Try not to talk yourself in circles. It’s a week for living in your body more than your head. It’s a week for trusting the instincts that live in your stomach, the feelings that live in your shoulders, the wisdom that lives in your skin. You know so much more than you think. You can believe your own self.

Cancer: This week might feel like a river, this week might feel like the sea, this week might feel like nothing in the whole world is solid. This can be strange and it can be such a gift, if you’re ready for it. Think about motion. Think about waves. Think about all the water in the world and all the water in your body. Let yourself love other people the way they need to be loved. Let yourself bend, let yourself float. Think about how many ways there are to be free.

Leo: This week, the world might feel chilly or prickly or strange. This week, the days might feel short. This week, you might need to search harder than you think for brightness and softness and love. You can find all the goodness you need, you can find enough warmth to fill your whole city, but you’ll have to work. Clean your kitchen. Eat the foods that make you strong. Let your friends know that you love them. Listen to the music that opens up your whole heart.

Virgo: This week is for thoughtfulness, this week is for memory, this week is for finding solid ground to stand on. Even when the wind blows, even when the sun sets, you will have your own good thoughts, you will have your own good friends, you will have your own good heart. You don’t have to hide your truest self. You do not have to doubt your capacity for bright wild joy. Read your old diaries. Remember your old dreams. You can come back to yourself.

Libra: Your whole body might fill up with some wild energy this week; your dreams might fill with such bright bendy colors. You can get unstuck, you can get inspired, you can get moving again. You might not recognize this energy right away, you might not know quite what to do with it. Just try to let it move you. Try to let it brighten your nights. Try to be open to new cities, new people, new roads. You can glow, you can shine, you can light your own way.

Scorpio: Your language can do funny things, this week. Your language can go so wild. This week, you can talk yourself into anything, you can talk magic into being, you can speak whole worlds into life. Your voice can carry you, it can light up rooms, it can calm storms, it can move whole oceans. Try to be kind, this week when the world bends around you. Try to be generous. Listen to other people. Listen to songs with no words at all.

Sagittarius: The world might feel unpredictable around you this week, and you might feel unpredictable inside it. You might feel your veins fill up with electricity, you might feel your skin flush with a wild heat. Do whatever you need to do, this week, because nothing in the world can contain you if you decide not to be contained. Nothing in the whole world can dim your bright light. Think of yourself as fire under a dark sky; think of yourself as warmth on a cold night.

Capricorn: This week, you might feel so acutely, so tenderly, the way the world is spinning, the way it’s moving through the sky. This week, you might feel a new season begin. You might wake up feeling new, feeling bright, feeling strange in your own skin. Try to watch and wait, just for a little bit. You don’t have to rush and you don’t have to worry. Wear your warmest sweaters. Wear the clothes that make you feel strongest. Look at your face in the mirror until you recognize yourself again.

Aquarius: The space around you might wobble this week; the air might shimmer and the ground might shake. It might feel hard to catch your balance. It might feel hard to see your true self. This wild moving world can be so exhausting, but you’re strong and strange enough to live here. Try not to be afraid. Try just to take such tender care of yourself. Put an extra blanket on your bed. Cook your favorite soup. Call someone who loves you, just to hear their voice.

Pisces: Your days might be full of motion this week, and they might be full of surprises, and they might be full of wild desires that you hardly recognize, that you can hardly even name. If you search for courage you can find it, and if you search for kindness you can find it, and if you search for joy, your whole life can bloom. Let your life fill with music. Let your life fill with color. You don’t have to settle for anything less than what you need.

Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.

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2 little 2 late, new orleans public library
(lol hey fourpumpkinpatch)

2 little 2 late, new orleans public library

(lol hey fourpumpkinpatch)

no thank u

no thank u

Things (Other?) Feminists Have Called Camille Paglia And Her Work and Things Camille Paglia Has Called (Other?) Feminists And Their Work

100yearsoflolitude:

“a drone in three years”, “just junk – appalling!”, “the repressive, Stalinist style in feminist criticism”, “smug, arrogant”, “painfully limited in processes of thought”, “PC diva”, “Perhaps the most conspicuous target of feminist opprobrium”, “crackpot extremism”, “an apologia for a new post-Cold War fascism”, “patriarchy’s counter-assault on feminism”, “the nipple-pierced person’s Phyllis Schlafly who poses as a sexual renegade but is in fact the most dutiful of patriarchal daughters”, “full of howling intellectual dishonesty”, “Her calling herself a feminist is sort of like a Nazi saying they’re not anti-Semitic.”, “the Stalin of feminism.”, “[Part of] a seemingly endless parade of social critics [who] have achieved celebrity by portraying not sexism but feminism as the problem”, “glorifier of male dominance”, “twit.”

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