neil-gaiman:

It’s the Deal of the Day at Audible.com, for just $1.95.

Of course, if you are not in the US, you might have to persuade it that you are by, for example, giving it a US zipcode. Did I say that out loud?

oh neil gaiman you are the best and no you didn’t SAY it you just wrote it ;) so nothing to worry. *goes to buy neverwhere*

Tags: neverwhere

"

We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.

"I don’t want my ears pierced."

"I don’t want any earrings."

The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.

She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”

Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’

We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.

Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’

Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.

Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.

No means no, yeah, right.

Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”

"

from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.

This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.

For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.

When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.

(via k-pagination)

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Anonymous said: Who are you getting your Ferguson information from? I'm having problems verifying what's actually happening!

wearesynchronizednowandforever:

wearesynchronizednowandforever:

That’s actually what’s taking me so long to update some of my posts; not only is the information surfacing slowly about his case specifically, but I make sure to cross reference at least three sources because some people are just blatantly lying to stir shit up.

Also live feeds keep going down and new ones pop back up but I know some of you are sensitive to video, so

Here’s a list of some twitter handles:

Journalists (All of these are either on the ground in Ferguson as I type this or actively covering events in Ferguson, both Brown’s case and the rallies):

Residents/Legislature/Other:

Instagram Accounts: (TW: Some of these accounts feature graphic video or images of Ferguson events)

Tumblr Accounts:

I’m sure I forgot a bunch but here’s a start. I’ll update it periodically and reblog. Some of it is compilations from a bunch of sources, some is original content. Disclaimer: I’m not vouching for any other content on any of these blogs/twitters/instagrams or any that may be posted after this list but as of right now, the information regarding Ferguson and discussions taking place about the rallies/police and Mike Brown’s death seems accurate.

if you want to be included on any of these lists, shoot me a message with your web-address and I’ll check it out

You will find everything I’ve posted under tagged/ferguson, tagged/police-brutality or tagged/michael-brown

updated and combined.

bellegold:

attractive people meme: [7/10] brunettes

so badass in agents of shield i love her.

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poledance-girls:

Poledance Girl  http://poledance-girls.tumblr.com/

guess what I will add to my workout regime - i hate ab stuff but this is much more fun.

poledance-girls:

Poledance Girl http://poledance-girls.tumblr.com/

guess what I will add to my workout regime - i hate ab stuff but this is much more fun.

mskaizer:

natashi-san:

Do you see yourself as the sexy, shirtless type?
[Laughs.] Don’t we all try and think of ourselves like that at some point in time?

The answer is yes Sebastian, yes you are

Is he wearing lipgloss

(Source: fysebastianstan, via lovingmyselfishard)

Tags: comics

tsunderecatnip said: 40 20 and 8 :D

tentaclestestified:

lexisliz:

tentaclestestified:

40.Something weird that you own.

image

probably weird to non-dancers at least?? these are my foot undies, i wear them ‘cause i have very sticky feet & theres too much traction for me to turn properly.  these let me turn with ease while maintaining the tactility + control you get from dancing barefoot

as u can prob see this pair is very worn out & the footpads have all detatched so i actually just ordered new ones yesterday

20.Something important to you.

image

my mum specially picked out these crystals to help with my anxiety & put a protection spell on them to keep me safe i luv her

8.Your face right now.

image

i rly need to dye my fringe again

since i’m pretty new to all this dancing stuff (I’m like: feet? where? head? what? turning?) can you recommend these foot sock thingies? I made some myself but I’d love padded ones too.

aaaah it depends what you need them for…. if you have sticky feet they’re a marvel, but if you hvae slippery feet you want to invest in some rosin instead to help with grip.  (rosin works just as well on bare feet as it does on ballet slippers)

if they sound like what you need though then i’d definitely recommend some… most dance supply stores will probably carry them but i actually just get mine off ebay, the ones i just ordered were around $11 nz, which seems pretty standard.  just search ‘foot undies’ on ebay, there are usually plenty going :) they’re like a little ballet slipper that only covers the ball of your foot.  you can get ones that go over the toe as well, but then you lose a degree of control + the sensation of the floor (if that makes sense)

yeah i’d love some that help me slip/turn when doing spins on the pole and i had trouble finding a word for “kinda half socks that just go round the toes” to type into search engines^^

rosin is such a good idea to get a better grip tho, i maybe get some to put on my ankle.

btw do you share vids of you dancing? because i’d love to see that one time :)

thank youuuu

tsunderecatnip said: 40 20 and 8 :D

tentaclestestified:

40.Something weird that you own.

image

probably weird to non-dancers at least?? these are my foot undies, i wear them ‘cause i have very sticky feet & theres too much traction for me to turn properly.  these let me turn with ease while maintaining the tactility + control you get from dancing barefoot

as u can prob see this pair is very worn out & the footpads have all detatched so i actually just ordered new ones yesterday

20.Something important to you.

image

my mum specially picked out these crystals to help with my anxiety & put a protection spell on them to keep me safe i luv her

8.Your face right now.

image

i rly need to dye my fringe again

since i’m pretty new to all this dancing stuff (I’m like: feet? where? head? what? turning?) can you recommend these foot sock thingies? I made some myself but I’d love padded ones too.

tentaclestestified:

also hey i forgot i took these pics the other day when i was in the studio here i am

[he/him]

how can you stand like this in the left pic i guess i’d break sth o.0 also so good to see your selfies always brightens my day :)