Signed up for a full bike license (the partial ones go up to 250 and 500cc only, which means I can ride any street legal bike).

S, a biker I grew up with who has this enormous sports bike, has picked the Duke 390 for me according to my personality and my needs.

So far I think it’s a great choice and very appropriate for me. I’m very impressed by his choice.


Drowning. Strychnine. Self-cannibalism. Scabs. Scarab beetles. Soul-abortion. God-divorce. Apostasy. Voice box autopsy. Hydrogen peroxide. Why can’t I scour below the pores? Possible cracked scapula. I didn’t dare go to the doctor. The X-ray would show no bones like the mirror confesses no reflection. Broken camera. Slow shutter speed; same photo over and over. Alchemy. Blood. Heart pumping mud. Black magic. Skin turned to stone. Slaughterhouse. Should have known better. Should have known better. Inadequate gravity. The earth cast off its axis; I’m fighting for an atmosphere somewhere in Andromeda.
Deanna Larsen, ”What Rape Is Like” (via stillbirthed)

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tellychan:

justplainsomething:

nakedsasquatch:

lanawhatever:

nakedsasquatch it’s ya man

Okay but seriously folks - as often as I joke about this movie stirs my loins and as weirdly popular as this text post got a while back, I wanna rap with you all about why the George of the Jungle remake is a pretty important piece of cinema.

It’s literally the only movie I can think of that is based completely around the unheard of “FEMALE gaze.” Granted, while I’m a huge movie buff I’ve not seen every movie ever made. But even so, even if there’s another example of the “female gaze” in cinema that has escaped me it’s still damn impressive that a kids movie from 1997 based on a Jay Ward cartoon from the 60’s managed to turn gender representation in media on it’s fucking ass!

First things first, let’s look at our leading lady and love interest - Ursula, played by Leslie Mann.image

Let me just say that while Leslie Mann is adorable and a talented actress, she does look a little less conventional and a little more plain compared to the bombshells that Hollywood likes to churn out. Leslie, in comparison, looks much more like a real women you’d meet on the street. She dresses pretty conservatively and plain throughout the film ; Wearing outfits that are more functional than fashionable for trekking through the jungle, pulling her hair back and so forth. Not that if she was dolled up and more scantily clad it would give her character any less integrity, but can we appreciate how RARE that is in the male dominated industry of film? Just think about all the roads a film about a woman in the jungle COULD have taken but didn’t - no scenes with her clothes strategically ripped or anything! You can say this is a kids movie, intended for children and that’s why the sensuality of the female lead is so downplayed but there are PLENTY of kids movies that handle women in a very objectifying and sexualized manner despite the target audience is pre-pubescent. Like, a disgusting amount. So I don’t think “it’s a kids movie” is why the film doesn’t take ANY, let alone EVERY, opportunity to showcase the main female character’s sex appeal…

…especially considering the sex appeal of the film rests squarely on the well defined shoulders of our male lead, George of the Jungle played by Brendan Fraser in the best god damn shape of his life!

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*Homer Simpson Drooling Noises*

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Whenever members of the reddit community try to compare the sexualization of women in fiction to the design of characters such as Batman and Superman, I always want to just sit them down and show them this movie. Because THIS is what the female sexual fantasy looks like, and Batman and Superman are male power-fantasies. Look at him - his big blue eyes, his soft hair, his lean, chiseled physique built for dexterity rather than power. He’s wild and free, but gentle. It’s like he fell right out of that steamy romance novel your mom tried to hide from you growing up.

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Hell, the whole plot seems to be designed around how damn hot he is! First, for the majority of the film, he wears only a small strip of cloth to cover the dick balls and ass. Everything else is FAIR GAME to drool over for 40 minutes. Then, after he meets Ursula she takes him with her to San Francisco just so we can enjoy him in a well-tailored suit (as seen in the gif set), running around in an open and billowy shirt along side horses while Ursula and all of her friends literally crowd around and make sexual comments about him, and my personal favorite, ditch the loincloth entirely and have him walk around naked while covering his man-bits with various objects while one of Ursula’s very lucky friends oogles him and makes a joke along the lines of “So THAT’S why they call him the ‘KING of the Jungle’…”

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And yes, it’s also a very cute and funny little movie. Out of all the movies based on Jay Ward cartoons, it was the most faithful to the fast-paced humor and wit of the original source material (yes even the new Peabody and Sherman movie which honestly I thought was too cutesy-poo.) But that’s not why this movie is popular with the gay community or why we all became women in 1997. It’s just really cool that there’s a film out there where the sensuality of the female form takes a back seat for the oiled up, chiseled, physique of Brendan Fraser (in his prime that is)image

One thing to add: in the scene mentioned above where the ladies are watching him in the billowy shirt running with the horses, it pans back to about 50 feet away to two guys in suits at this party looking at the women and one of the guys says, “Man, what is it with women and horses?” So not only does this movie highlight the female gaze, but it blatantly points out that western male sensibilities don’t have a clue what actually appeals to women.

Can I just reblog this a thousand times?!

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defenseoftheancients:

maplehoofs:

aquaticspacepussy:

prettygirlwithahandgrenade:

HETEROSEXUALITY IS NOT A HURDLE
OH YEAH
TRY TO GET A DATE WITH LITERALLY ANYONE NORMAL
TRY GOING TO ANY FAMILY EVENT AND HAVING EVERYONE ASK YOU WHY YOU DONT HAVE A BOYFRIEND YET
AND WHEN YOU DO HAVE A BOYFRIEND WHY YOU HAVEN’T GOTTEN MARRIED YET
AND WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED WHY YOU HAVEN’T HAD KIDS YET
once you come out as gay, and people accept it or don’t, THAT IS THE END.  that is the end of the conversation.  YOU LUCKY FUCKERS

Lol that’s right. They either accept you’re gay or not.Or kick you outOr send you to reprogramming campsOr sterilize youOr murder you
Boy us queers got it so easy.

Pro tip: if your comment or post ends with telling an oppressed group they are “so fucking lucky”, delete your post and instead occupy yourself with the no doubt arduous task of removing your head from your own ass.

straight people like “i cant get a sweetheart :(” queer people like “please dont murder me on the street”

defenseoftheancients:

maplehoofs:

aquaticspacepussy:

prettygirlwithahandgrenade:

HETEROSEXUALITY IS NOT A HURDLE

OH YEAH

TRY TO GET A DATE WITH LITERALLY ANYONE NORMAL

TRY GOING TO ANY FAMILY EVENT AND HAVING EVERYONE ASK YOU WHY YOU DONT HAVE A BOYFRIEND YET

AND WHEN YOU DO HAVE A BOYFRIEND WHY YOU HAVEN’T GOTTEN MARRIED YET

AND WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED WHY YOU HAVEN’T HAD KIDS YET

once you come out as gay, and people accept it or don’t, THAT IS THE END.  that is the end of the conversation.  YOU LUCKY FUCKERS

Lol that’s right. They either accept you’re gay or not.
Or kick you out
Or send you to reprogramming camps
Or sterilize you
Or murder you

Boy us queers got it so easy.

Pro tip: if your comment or post ends with telling an oppressed group they are “so fucking lucky”, delete your post and instead occupy yourself with the no doubt arduous task of removing your head from your own ass.

straight people like “i cant get a sweetheart :(” queer people like “please dont murder me on the street”

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perksofbeingaqueermo:

pyrrhiccomedy:

moniquill:

accioharo:

blackandyellowdoodles:

justacynicalirishman:

babyshibe:

doctorgaylove:

thecoppercow:

That Mysterious “S” Thing We Used to Draw (by the1janitor)

We used to draw this as kids and it’s always confused me. It still really bothers me tbh.

This is really creepy tbh.

yeah we used to draw these! around 2002. at the time i was told it was like the slipknot logo but now i know it’s totally not. but we did used to get in trouble for drawing them.

we never got in trouble with them. I had them all over my school planner lol. 

(We did call them ‘super S’) 

There’s this awesome book I read called ‘The People in the Playground’ which concerns the observations of an anthropologist on children’s folklore: the stuff that kids independently teach one another in school yards and playgrounds that has no real connection to adult lore and media. This is a great example of it, as are hand clapping and jump rope verses.


If you can finish the lines “Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack all dressed in black black black…” or ‘Hinky Pinky Ponky, Daddy had a donkey…”or “Miss Suzy had a steamboat…” or “Engine Engine number nine…”

stop and think about where you learned them.


It probably wasn’t from an adult or out of a book or in any formal way. It was from another kid; someone a grade ahead of you or someone’s older sibling or something. Who learned it the same way.

This is CHILD lore. Sometimes a fad will come and go in a single age cohort, sometimes it’ll last for generations. It’s kind of awesome.

The idea of child lore and a distinct child culture is really interesting, especially when you consider that children have a few traditions that go back hundreds of years.

For example: did you ever play “Quaker’s meeting?” Quaker’s meeting has begun, no more laughter, no more fun…that dates back two centuries

And of course there’s “Ring around the rosie,” which goes all the way back to the time of the black plague.

Children pass these things down among themselves as part of a legacy they lack the context to fully understand; but you could say the same thing about most adult traditions. That unbroken chain of shared knowledge connects their play to the play of children from hundreds of years ago, without any adult input or encouragement.

That’s cool.

I have thought about these things kids just seem to all know, with no explanation for why, it’s pretty interesting. 

(via undeadsidhe-inthetardis)


did-you-kno:

Maureen Clemmons used Egypt’s historical clues to form the theory that pyramids were built using kites. To help test it, a team from Caltech raised a 15-foot, 6,900 lb. obelisk using only a kite, pulley system, and support frame. It only took 25 seconds to lift it. Source

did-you-kno:

Maureen Clemmons used Egypt’s historical clues to form the theory that pyramids were built using kites. To help test it, a team from Caltech raised a 15-foot, 6,900 lb. obelisk using only a kite, pulley system, and support frame. It only took 25 seconds to lift it. Source

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mathandmascara:

be-blackstar:

thenobleflesh:

listoflifehacks:

If you like this list of life hacks, follow ListOfLifeHacks for more like it!

LEARN SISTERS AND BROTHERS. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

they said “bra wearer” 

respect, lifehacks. 

you know, I’ve seen this list a bajillion times and never really noticed “bra wearer” before but hella props lifehacks, hella props.

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vulvita:

thewomanfromitaly:

girlpower4everok:

selfloathing—narcissist:

And in 5 years some generic white model will repeat this verbatim and will be praised as a pioneer for advocating Trans models

OH MY GOD DID NAOMI ACTUALLY SAY THIS

Yep! www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpjgpg5As-8

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