1. 23:21 28th Dec 2012

    Notes: 7

    Reblogged from leahclaire

    Tags: musicfiona apple

    chanemilie:

    Howl, owwww!!

    Fiona Apple - Werewolf

    I could liken you to a werewolf 
    The way you left me for dead
    But I admit that I provided a full mon

    'Cause in the end I'm a sensible girl
    I know the fiction of the fix

    Nothin’ wrong when a song ends in a minor key

     
  2. if you two had a love child, it would be unique. and unique’s grandparents would be andre leon talley and beyonce, because only the best will do for unique. yes, fools, it’s real chinchilla! unless you’re planning on splattering it with paint. then it’s fake.

    (Source: cassiejuly)

     
  3. 22:06

    Notes: 54

    Reblogged from singforfood

    Tags: lgbtthe trevor projectkaty perry

    My email to The Trevor Project

    singforfood:

    To whom it may concern:

    I first heard of the Trevor Project in the fall of 2010.  My college roommate attempted suicide, partially because of his sexual identity in early September.  Then, the string of high profile teen suicides began.  The weight of those events actually convinced me to come out to my family and to start living my life out in the open to set a positive example and create a kinder world for the LGBT youth who would come after me.

    As someone who stands behind the mission of the Trevor Project wholeheartedly, having referred many friends to its resources and donated money, I was appalled by the choice of Katy Perry as the 2012 Trevor Hero Award recipient.  She got her big break was by exploiting the gay community through faux-lesbianism aimed at making herself more alluring to straight men with “I Kissed a Girl”.  On the same album, she recorded the song “Ur So Gay” in which she used gay stereotypes to insult an ex-boyfriend, going so far as to include the phrase “I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf”.  As an LGBT youth suicide prevention group, how in the world can you justify bestowing the title of “hero” on someone who actually ADVOCATED LGBT SUICIDE???  When pressed about these things, she has never admitted that what she did negatively affected the LGBT community.

    I think The Trevor Project owes a lot of people a very big explanation as to why this woman was chosen for this award and honored with such fanfare.  Beyond explanation, I believe that the organization owes the entire LGBT community an apology for compromising its values to allow someone with such an atrocious track record as an ally to be given such an award over all the other equality activists, some of whom actually belong to the LGBT community.

    Sincerely (but disappointedly) yours,

    —Joshua Bishop

    I am very proud to be your friend, Josh. 

     
  4. 22:48 3rd Dec 2012

    Notes: 16441

    Reblogged from yayponies

    yayponies:

stackedcrooked:

kaliem:


The Trevor Project has given an award to Katy Perry. Yes, you read that correctly. The Trevor Project, the organization whose aim is to prevent LGBTQ youth suicide, is giving an award to Katy Perry to honor her for “inspiring LGBTQ youth to find their spark through her video ‘Firework’” and ”increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community.”
I wonder which acts of visibility and understanding they’re referring to exactly. Was it the time she made heaps of money for celebrating the stereotype that girls kissing girls is an act done for attention? You know, the song Kathleen Hanna called “straight-up offensive,” P!nk said “trivializes lesbianism” and Beth Ditto noted was indicative of Perry ”just riding on the backs of our culture, without having to pay any of the dues and not being actually lesbian or anything at all”?
Or was it the time she peppered a song with effeminate gay male stereotypes so she could insult an ex-boyfriend, equating queerness with negativity and encouraging bullying against gay people? Did the fact that she opened that song with the lines “I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf /While jacking off listening to Mozart” really seal the deal for a LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group?
Maybe it was the time she talked about looking like a “tranny” in Rolling Stone? Or when she mocked trans* people on twitter, inspiring a condemnation from GLAAD? Those don’t seem like moments when queer visibility was improved, nor were they stellar examples of helping other to “understand” our community any better. Those seem like moments when some homophobia slipped through the cracks, and no one listened when queers called it out. After all, Perry herself has declared that “certain parts of the world — especially in the U.S. — are just dying to be offended” and that it “won’t change how I express myself as an artist.”
Being pissed off at Katy Perry isn’t anything new for the queer community, which is why it seems strange for us to be giving her some kind of award, although it’s certainly not the first time we’ve been baffled by Perry’s inclusion and celebration in a queer space. In 2008, Perry made the cover of the OUT 100, earning the coveted honor of “Musician of the Year,” inspiring lesbian entertainment blogger Dorothy Snarker to ask OUT, “What the fuck? Katy Perry? Katy fucking Perry? This is a joke, right? What you meant to do was pick an actual lesbian to pose amid the gay men, right? Right?”

Autostraddle pretty much nails it with this article.

And here’s the thing: To the best of my knowledge, she has never once apologized or admitted any wrong doing. If she’d even once acknowledged that she’s said shitty, hurtful, homophobic and transphobic things and encouraged shitty, hurtful, homophobic and transphobic stereotypes and is sorry about that and has learned from it? I would have less of a problem with this. I would still find it shitty that she’s being glorified as some Super Ally for the queer community, but I would at least respect her more as a person. 

Why I didn’t go this year.

I find Katy Perry odious on basically every level. 

    yayponies:

    stackedcrooked:

    kaliem:

    The Trevor Project has given an award to Katy Perry. Yes, you read that correctly. The Trevor Project, the organization whose aim is to prevent LGBTQ youth suicide, is giving an award to Katy Perry to honor her for “inspiring LGBTQ youth to find their spark through her video ‘Firework’” and ”increasing visibility and understanding of the LGBTQ community.”

    I wonder which acts of visibility and understanding they’re referring to exactly. Was it the time she made heaps of money for celebrating the stereotype that girls kissing girls is an act done for attention? You know, the song Kathleen Hanna called “straight-up offensive,” P!nk said “trivializes lesbianism” and Beth Ditto noted was indicative of Perry ”just riding on the backs of our culture, without having to pay any of the dues and not being actually lesbian or anything at all”?

    Or was it the time she peppered a song with effeminate gay male stereotypes so she could insult an ex-boyfriend, equating queerness with negativity and encouraging bullying against gay people? Did the fact that she opened that song with the lines “I hope you hang yourself with your H&M scarf /While jacking off listening to Mozart” really seal the deal for a LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group?

    Maybe it was the time she talked about looking like a “tranny” in Rolling Stone? Or when she mocked trans* people on twitter, inspiring a condemnation from GLAAD? Those don’t seem like moments when queer visibility was improved, nor were they stellar examples of helping other to “understand” our community any better. Those seem like moments when some homophobia slipped through the cracks, and no one listened when queers called it out. After all, Perry herself has declared that “certain parts of the world — especially in the U.S. — are just dying to be offended” and that it “won’t change how I express myself as an artist.”

    Being pissed off at Katy Perry isn’t anything new for the queer community, which is why it seems strange for us to be giving her some kind of award, although it’s certainly not the first time we’ve been baffled by Perry’s inclusion and celebration in a queer space. In 2008, Perry made the cover of the OUT 100, earning the coveted honor of “Musician of the Year,” inspiring lesbian entertainment blogger Dorothy Snarker to ask OUT, “What the fuck? Katy Perry? Katy fucking Perry? This is a joke, right? What you meant to do was pick an actual lesbian to pose amid the gay men, right? Right?”

    Autostraddle pretty much nails it with this article.

    And here’s the thing: To the best of my knowledge, she has never once apologized or admitted any wrong doing. If she’d even once acknowledged that she’s said shitty, hurtful, homophobic and transphobic things and encouraged shitty, hurtful, homophobic and transphobic stereotypes and is sorry about that and has learned from it? I would have less of a problem with this. I would still find it shitty that she’s being glorified as some Super Ally for the queer community, but I would at least respect her more as a person. 

    Why I didn’t go this year.

    I find Katy Perry odious on basically every level. 

     
  5. 22:06

    Notes: 282

    Reblogged from dcwomenkickingass

    Karen Berger Leaving DC Comics

    dcwomenkickingass:

    The woman responsible for a majority of the quality product that has emerged out of DC Comics over the past 25 years is leaving the company. DC today announced that Karen Berger who once ruled over the most respected imprint in comics, Vertigo, and who brought Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Peter Milligan and many others into the DC fold, will leave as of March.

    Sadly, it wasn’t a surprise. Over the past three years DC has slowly dismantled the much respected imprint. When DC Entertainment was announced, Berger, was left out of the senior ranks. Later when Bob Harras was named as editor-in-chief, a position many believed Berger should have had, she and Vertigo were reorganized to report into him. Long running books wrapped up. Slowly the Vertigo characters drifted back into DC proper. In March, cooincidentally when Berger leaves, will see a title starring John Constantine start in the new 52 replacing the long running title Hellblazer title with the same character. 

    The titles that emerged under Berger’s hand at Vertigo will stand the test of time as some of the best of comics - V for Vendetta, Sandman, 100 Bullets, Animal Man, Y: The Last Man, Fables, Scalped, DMZ and many others.

    Berger got her start at DC working for Paul Levitz and soon moved on to editing Wonder Woman and later introduced Amethyst.

    Berger stood out as one of the few women working in a male dominated field. And a woman who saw the potential that comics had to move from the habits it had fallen into to ignoring women. Here she is writing about bringing in more female readers in Wonder Woman #2 twenty-five years ago:

    Sigh.

    Certainly Berger did much to point to those encouraging things. She was responsible for The Sandman series which brought a whole new generation of women into comics. She would later oversee DC’s failed Minx initiative. 

    Berger also saw many female creators in her line, Jill Thompson, Amy Reeder, Pia Guerra and Becky Cloonan to name just a few. 

    DC will be lesser without her but I don’t think this is the last we’ll see of Berger. One of the few women name to a Power List published last month, she holds a virtual rolodex of the world’s best comic writers most, I will guess, who will be happy to work for her again. 

    I can’t wait to see what she comes up with.

     
  6. Plays: 50,367

    Seriously, I think he just knocked it out of the fucking park.

    (Source: andershummel)

     
  7. NIGHTMARE CITY, POPULATION: ME

    NIGHTMARE CITY, POPULATION: ME

     
  8. singforfood:

Cracked.com’s analysis of the target audience for the Sweeney Todd movie.

    singforfood:

    Cracked.com’s analysis of the target audience for the Sweeney Todd movie.

    (Source: duderonymusbosch)

     
  9. closer-each-day:

goodnightvenom:

shallowjokesandbrokenthoughts:


The educational system in one image.

Ahh this is clever.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend the rest of its life thinking it’s an idiot.” -Albert Einstein

Perfect timing. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.

Oh my god this is so horribly true.

    closer-each-day:

    goodnightvenom:

    shallowjokesandbrokenthoughts:

    The educational system in one image.

    Ahh this is clever.

    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will spend the rest of its life thinking it’s an idiot.” -Albert Einstein

    Perfect timing. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT.

    Oh my god this is so horribly true.

     
  10. (Source: chriscolfernews)

     
  11. 19:58

    Notes: 1091

    Reblogged from dejavrooom

    Tags: tiny animals tiny animals

    magicalnaturetour:

 Adorable Baby Chameleons by The Chameleon Farm :)

    magicalnaturetour:

    Adorable Baby Chameleons by The Chameleon Farm :)

     
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  13. 19:54

    Notes: 45073

    Reblogged from chanelleberlin

    Tags: skulls

    Crystal skull carved out of a single piece of Amethyst. 

    (Source: s-t-o-k-e-n-s)

     
  14. 19:52

    Notes: 135467

    Reblogged from loveyourchaos

    Tags: balletbodies

     
  15. 16:56

    Notes: 307002

    Reblogged from loveyourchaos

    Tags: tiny animals tiny animals

    Piggy Gets Warm Bath [x]

    (Source: jiminthetardis)