Tumblr, you’re gonna enjoy this. Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Lee Segarra ( Puerto Rican heritaged, Bronx raised, New Orleans educated) is not only a magnificent musician but more importantly a class human. 'The Body Electric' is her answer to classic murder ballads like Johnny Cash’s ‘Delia’s Gone’.
"I just thought maybe it was time a woman sings a song about murder ballads since it’s so often women that are killed in murder ballads." (x)
"This one goes out to all the ladies out there who are tired of feeling afraid." (x)“I also feel like, first and foremost, I have this feminist lense that I see the world in. And I feel like folk music is so great because it’s a conversation throughout the generations. So I thought it was fairly important for someone like myself to add my voice into these old songs. And also just give these characters a voice, give Delia a voice. And just give these women characters their humanity back." (x)
(Hurray for the Riff Raff also self-identify as a queer band if you need any more encouragement to get on itunes already and support them).
I’M FUCKING SCREAMING OMGGGGGG THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE 90S TO ROMANTICIZED BY NON-90S KIDS FUCK
I feel like a legend.
THIS MAKES ME FEEL SO FUCKING OLD AND I’M ONLY 29… jesus the 90’s weren’t that awesome.
Okay wow, I think you are romanticizing the 90s and early 2000’s and not coming to terms with the fact that godawful pop music has been around since at least the 80s, at least. No, there was no Justin Bieber but I had classmates fighting over whether Backstreet Boys or N’Sync were better, and I had one friend who actually kissed her poster at night and could not sleep without doing this. When we were 12 she slept over my house and she could not kiss her N’Sync poster and she cried. We had to call her mom, okay. We had. To call. Her mom. And what are you looking at that you think skimpy clothes weren’t in fashion? WE HAD BELLY SHIRTS, HALTER TOPS, AND SHIRTS MADE OF PAPER. THAT’S RIGHT YOU HEARD ME, PAPER. And you know what, having gone to school in the 90s and early 2000s, I can assure you that kids. were. assholes. assholes. total assholes. Kids were assholes to each other, to themselves, to everyone, but ESPECIALLY to the ones who had mohawks and black nail polish and listened to korn and where are these parents who didn’t want to know what their kids were doing. I just.
Tangentially, on the topic of “when not everybody had cell phone or computers and you had to go outside and call round for your friends” and general theme of “kids these days,” I work at a retirement home where the residents text, take calls, and let their cell phones go off during dinner.
DAN: When you do interviews, you’re faced with the choice to either be the most boring person on earth or just get ridiculous things written about you from time to time
JOSH HOROWITZ: Sometimes it might be good to be boring
DAN: It might be but I just get bored of myself
[Happy 25th Birthday Daniel Radcliffe! (23 July 1989)]
I just realized that instead of having to make a peanut butter and jelly (er, raspberry preserves) sandwich every night to pack in my lunch for the next day, I can make several sandwiches at once to use through the week. Maybe those Planet Money podcasts Have been paying off in teaching me about economics and time/money efficiency! I’m so liberated! And also apparently eight years old.
This fall, New York City becomes the first city in the nation to tackle the issue of girls’ self-esteem and body image. Recognizing that girls as young as 6 and 7 are struggling with body image and self-esteem, (over 80% of 10-year-old girls are afraid of being fat and by middle school, 40-70% of girls are dissatisfied with two or more parts of their body), New York City is launching a self-esteem initiative to help girls believe their value comes from their character, skills, and attributes – not appearance.
HOLY SHIT DISABILITY REPRESENTATION IN A MAINSTREAM BODY ACCEPTANCE CAMPAIGN
and girls of color!
the notebook problem: you see a notebook. you want to buy the notebook. but you know you have like TEN OTHER NOTEBOOKS. most which are STILL EMPTY. you don’t need to notebook. you’re probably not gonna use the notebook anyway. what’s the point? DONT BUY THE NOTEBOOK. you buy the notebook.
I’m interested in the distribution of mages at Winding Circle. Briar’s Book identifies Crane specifically as a plant mage, which surprised me — I had previously thought of him (as in, for years and years) as an air mage who took an interest in plants.
if your magecraft…