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aliciagaler:

Flowering cacti and succulents at the Barbican in June. 
Prints available from Triangle Store.

aliciagaler:

Flowering cacti and succulents at the Barbican in June. 

Prints available from Triangle Store.

aliciagaler:

Crazy Pattern of today.

aliciagaler:

Crazy Pattern of today.

The poet and professor James Galvin, during a graduate school seminar he was teaching, once said something along the lines of: “You could burn every copy of your favorite poem, and it would still exist.” It terrified me at first—that if that happened, it would be difficult to reproduce an accurate version of the exact piece. That we would lose so much. Imagine “Prufrock,” or “One Art,” just—gone. But what’s stayed with me about that notion is this: the poem would still exist, because it would have already begun the work it was meant to do inside of me, that it was meant to do in the world—like a virus, both good and bad. Is it helpful or harmful when a thing becomes only a souvenir?

i’ve been wanting dogs to walk on two legs my whole life and now there’s a bunch of viral videos of dogs walking on two legs

All of this is typical girl-fear. Once you realize that The Exorcist is, essentially, the story of a 12-year-old who starts cussing, masturbating, and disobeying her mother—in other words, going through puberty—it becomes apparent to the feminist-minded viewer why two adult men are called in to slap her around for much of the third act. People are convinced that something spooky is going on with girls; that, once they reach a certain age, they lose their adorable innocence and start tapping into something powerful and forbidden. Little girls are sugar and spice, but women are just plain scary. And the moment a girl becomes a woman is the moment you fear her most. Which explains why the culture keeps telling this story.

Rookie, The Season of the Witch

For readings on the correlation in horror between puberty and the monstrous, see:

(via bluntlyblue)

i took a whole class on horror film tropes, the girl reaching puberty as horror monster is super common. then i think in the eighties the queer teen reaching puberty/coming out became the new horror monster

it was a good class

a new exciting thing that is happening is that i can drink two beers and feel warmly buzzed now

a new sad thing that is happening is that i moved to baton rouge and i don’t have very many friends here, and of the friends i do have, none are women 

keithkelly:

Read more at:
Louisiana Loses Its Boot
The boot-shaped state isn’t shaped like a boot anymore. That’s why we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking, disappearing place.

keithkelly:

Read more at:

Louisiana Loses Its Boot

The boot-shaped state isn’t shaped like a boot anymore. That’s why we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking, disappearing place.

berlin1991:

this is what my wedding dress will look like tbh

berlin1991:

this is what my wedding dress will look like tbh