The left is the face I tricked my girlfriend into dating me with. The face on the right is the face she is stuck with.
Sorry babe. You’re dating a freak.
I did the same thing to Zelly
She signed up for
but she got
Taking the Bat’leth out for a spin.
Favorite Latin Quotes.
Ad Astra - To the stars.
Ad Vitam Aeternam - For all time.
Ad Vitam Paramus - We are preparing for life.
Ad Vitam - For life.
Alis grave nil - Nothing is heavy to those who have wings.
Alis volat propris - She flies with her own wings.
Amor ordinem nescit - Love does not know order.
Amor vincit omnia - Love conquers all.
Ars Gratia Artis - Art for art’s sake.
Audax at fidelis - Bold but faithful.
Aude sapere - Dare to know.
Audere est facere - To dare is to do.
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam - Either I will find a way or I will make one.
Bona Fide - In good faith.
Carpe Diem - Seize the day.
Carpe noctem - Seize the night.
Cedo maiori - I yield to a greater person.
Ceteris paribus - All things being equal.
Cogito ergo doleo - I think therefore I am depressed.
Cogito ergo sum - I think therefore I am.
Credo quia absurdum est - I believe it because it is absurd.
Deus vobiscum - God be with you.
Dies irae - Day of wrath; Day of judgement.
Discere docendo - To learn through teaching.
Dum spiramus tuebimur - While we breathe, we shall defend.
Dum spiro, spero - While I breathe, I hope.
Dum vita est, spes est - While there is life, there is hope.
Errare Humanum Est - To err is human.
Esse Scire Facere - To Be, To Know, To Do.
Esse quam videri - To be, rather than to seem.
Facta non verba - Deeds not words.
In Infinitum - To infinity; without end.
In Memoriam - To the memory of.
Luceat lux vestra - Let your light shine.
Luctor et emergo - I struggle and emerge.
Manus in Mano - Hand in hand.
Neutiquam erro - I am not lost.
Non ducor duco - I am not led; I lead.
Non timetis messor - Don’t fear the Reaper.
Nosce te ipsum - Know thyself.
Omnia mutantur, nihil interit - Everything changes, nothing perishes.
Per aspera ad astra - Through hardships to the stars.
Primum est non nocere - First of all, do no harm.
Primus inter pares - First among equals.
Quid me nutruit me destruit - That which nourishes me, also destroys me.
Semper ad meliora - Always towards better things.
Sic itur ad astra - Thus you shall go to the stars.
Temet nosce - Know thyself.
Tempus fugit - Time flies.
Tempus neminem manet - Time waits for no one.
Veni, vidi, vici - I came, I saw, I conquered.
Verba volant, scripta manent - Words fly away, writings remain.
Veritas lux mea - Truth is my light.
Vincit qui se vincit - He conquers who conquers himself.
Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est - Life is more than merely staying alive.
Vive ut vivas - Live so that you may live.
So what? You dont know me…you dont know my story
yes im a cat yes i play video games get over it
Karp’s comment and the multiple faces of black pain
This post is about some of the sneaky, self-righteous, judgmental, demeaning and down right stupid and ignorant comments made by some black people regarding the outrage Karp’s words caused among other black people on this site, proving me once again that if voices are all equal, opinions definitely aren’t.
It is more or less a letter addressed to black Tumblr.
I felt compelled to write this post because I think this issue illustrates what is problematic within most pro-black movements and it can also be applied to some extend to life in general: The total lack of compassion and understanding between people of a same oppressed group - here, black people.
Each of us is walking on a unique path of life with personal motives, hence we all experience blackness and white supremacy with the same individuality we we live our lives. Some of us come from countries where the word ‘colored’ is a slur, others don’t. Some of us come from places where a phenotype defines an identity others don’t. Some of us were born and raised at the heart of white supremacy, others weren’t. Our journeys as black people within white supremacy are so personal that it often happens that, the pains and scars that some of us get on the way, may not be understood and/or shared by other black people. So we all experience our blackness differently and I want to stress this: There is no right or wrong way to live your oppression - obviously as long as you do not actively try to silence, shame, dehumanize or adopt oppressive tactics and behaviours in order to hurt your peers. And this is where the problem lies.
I have been on this site for about a year now and most of the tensions within what I would call ‘Black Tumblr’ takes roots in the fact that most are truly convinced that blackness and black rage/pain are something carved in rock. While like I have said previously, they are NOT things of their own and are inseperable from the heart and soul of those who experience them. Consequently, believing such a fallacy - i.e that blackness is a thing in itself - many NEVER make the effort necessary to relate and/or understand the motives of other black people. This obviously leads them to adopt self-righteous postures that result in them shaming, silencing and hurting their black peers. This is basically all I have seen during all those months spent on this site, people thinking that the way they experince blackness is the only that is and that should be; hence any rage or pain, they can’t relate to or do not understand is illegitimate. They don’t try. Actually no one really tries to understand the other. It is funny because we all have this thing in common, our blackness, but as long as we do not understand that we experience it in unique ways, that commonality would mean nothing. Blackness, black pain and black rage have as many faces as they are black people!!! Damnit!!
So one can imagine my reaction when I saw comments such: “Why are they all up in uproar because of that post, they are ridiculous.”, “I see nothing wrong with what he said, so why don’t they shut up!”, “If this upsets you so much, you just can’t handle the real world, get off Tumblr!!”. This kind of comments were made by self-righteous and imbecile cocks, at the high of their insensitivity, convinced that if something do not shock or hurt them as a black person, it should be the same for every other black person. Henceforth, these comments shame and try to ridicule other black people in the way they experience their blackness.
To some of you, black folks out there who think that Karp’s comment is harmless and feel the need to belittle and laugh at black people considering leaving this platform: You obviously have never woken up to tens of racially abusive messages in your ask box. If you had, you would know that Mr Karp and his minions, do not give a flying fuck and do not consider the use of the n-word hate speech, they may actually threaten to ban your black ass for defending yourself. Mr Karp does not offer support of any kind to black people victim of racism on his fucking website and this is absolutely unacceptable!! Especially when we have psychos like Sophie Von Bayern roaming around, when black women fighting for having their voices heard and respected, are mercilessly harassed and receive death threats almost daily, when aerial views of several bloggers’ houses and their personal information are published without their consent!! People fear for their safety and Karp’s comment is about YOUR safety as a black person on his website too!! You don’t get it?? Fine. But what about you keep your unintelligent verbal vomit to yourself instead of trying to shame and ridicule others??
Basic rule of human decency: NEVER EVER TRY TO BELITTLE, SHAME, MOCK OR RIDICULE THE PAIN AND RAGE OF ANOTHER BLACK PERSON - EVEN IF YOUR BLACK ASS CAN’T RELATE!!!!
I want to hear your opinions on something…
This white girl (who is anti-white… weird, I know) posted this status:
““For the white man to ask the black man if he hates him is just like the rapist asking the raped, or the wolf asking the sheep, ‘Do you hate me?’ The white man is in no moral position to accuse anyone else of hate! “Why, when all of my ancestors are snake-bitten, and I’m snake-bitten, and I warn my children to avoid snakes, what does that snake sound like accusing me of hate-teaching?”
— Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (263)”
I commented on it saying: “that’s actually a really good point, shit.”
Then I thought… That can apply for certain white people, too. I am in no way a racist, I am all for equal rights for all men and women of every race.
Just let me explain… If a man or womans’ family was the victim of a crime perpetrated by a person of colour, and then that man or woman was a victim of a crime perpetrated by a person of colour then that person would probably warn their children about people of colour, right?
It’s like one big vicious cycle. So what do you think of that quote?
Obviously people of colour have been treated as subhumans in the past, and still now, but that logic can apply to anything and everything. I’m not ~*proud*~ of being white… It baffles me that some people take pride in something they had no control over (their race). Like people who post things like “~*black pride*~”. Why would you be proud? We’re all equal. Then I think “wait, I’m a woman, I am seen as subhuman or unequal - but I am proud” (even though I had no control over what sex I’d be born as). I guess I’m just trying to understand this whole concept in more depth.
I also think there’s a big difference between hatred and fear - for example, if I’m walking to my car from work and I see a man or two, I will cross to the other side of the road - purely because they are men and I am afraid of being attacked (isn’t that fucked?). I don’t hate them, I just fear them sometimes.
This little rant thing is going off topic now ahah.
Denbigh is another abandoned asylum in England. It was built in the mid to late 1840s and closed for good in 1995. The land owner has left the building to decay.
See, what happens is that buildings get protected status, but the landowner doesn’t want to use the building as is - or it’s damaged, and the landowner doesn’t want to use the building or take the extra care to have it repaired/rebuilt in the original style & materials as stipulated by the protected status.
For example, the Frank N Furter Mansion from Rocky Horror? When they want to film there, the owner had previously stripped all the lead from the roof in order to try and quicken the building falling apart.