are you loathsome tonight?

Interior of Cardiff Castle, Wales


Interior of Cardiff Castle, Wales

2 hours agoautumnalbanesminarachelle 143 notes

Watching baseball with The Lads and they keep trying to explain things to me and I get none of it but a lot of the players are really hot

3 hours ago 3 notes
my appearance has been really weird lately because i look like a horrible goblin without makeup but it only takes like 1 minute for me to look fine as opposed to all the times im like ‘yeah this is good but not full power’ for 20 minutes but yeah anyway, look at me probably not being a goblin and about to go out

my appearance has been really weird lately because i look like a horrible goblin without makeup but it only takes like 1 minute for me to look fine as opposed to all the times im like ‘yeah this is good but not full power’ for 20 minutes but yeah anyway, look at me probably not being a goblin and about to go out

5 hours ago 8 notes#what a beautiful face i have found in this place

reversecentaur replied to your post: does anyone know the secret to degende…

get the us facebook and set your gender as whatever and your pronouns to neutral. that’s what i’ve done. hoping it comes to uk facebook at some point.

??? man it’s so weird they haven’t implemented it in uk english

do gender neutral pronouns only exist in US english? thank you anyway i am now more “gender nonconforming” on facebook than i was previously 

6 hours ago 6 notes#reversecentaur #replies

god bless my mother for exposing me to so much disco/hi-NRG and synthpop in my youth that from an early age i ended up with the excellent musical tastes of a charismatic gay male enfant terrible from the 1980s without any of the considerable difficulty or effort involved in actually being one 

6 hours ago 5 notes

there’s a pet shop boys b-side called ‘sexy northerner,’ pet shop boys confirmed for scoring the soundtrack to my entire life 

6 hours ago 6 notes


A loop after a loop. Hour after hour my madness becomes crochet. Life and art are inseparable. The movies I watch while crocheting influence my work, and my work dictates the films I select. I crochet everything that enters my space. Sometimes it’s a text message, a medical report, found objects. There is the unraveling, the ephemeral part of my work that never lets me forget about the limited life of the art object and art concept.” - Olek


"I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone"


Crocheted installation

7 hours agoseppincraftandmemory 11,398 notes#art

i can’t tell if there being not insignificant amounts of foodfight porn that one can assume was drawn without irony out there makes me very proud or very disappointed 

it absolutely should not exist and makes perfect sense that it exists simultaneously

7 hours ago 3 notes

i hate the association of zionism with judaism because i hate the anti-semitism that it generates but i also hate the association of zionism with judaism because it is such a flagrant misinterpretation or even just disregard for pretty much all of jewish teaching thinking of zionists when you think of jews is like thinking of westboro when you think of christians

9 hours ago 3 notes#except unfortunately there's a lot more

We came back to Gaza one year ago because my mother was extremely ill (totally blind because of diabetes), and with the Rafah border consistently closed it’s impossible to get someone in her condition to Cairo, let alone to Germany.

Since our return, my children are constantly asking questions. Why don’t kids in Gaza have playgrounds? Why do children play in crowded streets? Why don’t their peers have enough food? It breaks my heart to answer these questions, but at least I know how.

Since the war [latest Israeli assault] started, though, I’m stumped more and more often — and the questions are multiplying. What is happening, Mom? Why are they killing children? (Three of their young second young cousins — Ibrahim, Eman, and Asem — died, along with a pregnant woman and four other children, when Israel fired missiles at their multi-family apartment building. No military target was identified.) Will we die, too? Why do they hate us? Don’t they have children?

Am I supposed to tell them that, yes, we could die at any time from an incoming shell? Surely, I shouldn’t tell them about 19 children of the Abu Jamei family who were killed when a missile fired at one person struck them all as they broke the Ramadan fast one recent evening. How can I explain that, yes, the soldiers who have killed so many children often have children of their own? How can I persuade them that fireworks in Germany signify joy and celebration, while “fireworks” in Gaza cause death?

The most painful question they’ve asked me is a response to our neurotic nighttime habits. One night, I make all three sleep in the same bedroom with us, hoping to increase the odds they’ll survive if a shell hits one of the empty rooms in our house. But then the next night, I’ll separate them, thinking that if I divide my children they won’t all die in an attack. (Unless we’re hit by a half-ton bomb, rather than artillery shell, in which case we’ll all be killed, anyway.)

These are the painful contortions I’d wish on no mother anywhere. Yet mothers throughout Gaza make these decisions every night — and live with the consequences of one ill-fated move. But how am I supposed to answer when Maryam asks, “Why do we sleep somewhere different each night?”

My children, as with all children in Gaza, will need therapy following this carnage. Most, of course, will not receive it. They will enter adulthood remembering these days and the soldiers, F-16s and drones that were heedless of their nighttime cries and terror. Their mothers and fathers — unable to guard their children from these horrors — will need psychological help. And grandparents may have it worse of all, since the midnight terror this month feels terribly like the nights nearly seven decades ago when they were expelled from their homes in what became Israel, never to return.


Wejdan Abu Shammala, “The awful decisions I’ve made to protect my Palestinian children

The Washington Post op-ed. July 30th, 2014.

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11 hours agoquomsstandwithpalestine 636 notes