things I want to do when school ends and I have time/energy again:
-finish reading Inside Scientology
-finish reading Urban Tantra
-clean my room
-give away unnecessary clothing and books
-exercise more often
-learn how to contour my face
-have movie marathons with friends
“Some days there’s nothing for it but to go back to bed, but mostly I try to put a face on and turn the day around. I try to remember we all have those moments - even people you admire.”—Dita Von Teese (via stfumadison)
I am a true Jungian introvert, which means that I get my psychological/mental energy from alone time and I expend it when I interact socially.
This semester has involved a LOT of group work, and will continue to do so. Setting aside my anxieties around things like forming groups and talking to strangers (which is a whole ‘nother can of worms), the amount of interacting I’ve been doing has been totally exhausting me. I come home from school every night feeling drained, and basically spend the night zombified in front of the TV until I fall asleep. On the weekends, I nap as often as time allows.
It’s not that I don’t like the people I’m working with. They’re all totally lovely and I always have fun working with them, even when the actual work is annoying or tedious. But I am just not cut out to act gregarious and outgoing.
I’m really looking forward to next semester when I’ll get to go back to writing independently, for the most part.
i hate the neologism “partner” for “person i’m dating”. i have no intention of being a cowboy and nobody will ever be a cowboy to me.
speak for yourself, slim. some of us cowpoke are lookin’ for the right partner to call our own… [twangs acoustic guitar softly as i stare towards the twinkling night sky] don’t see many of them stars where you’re from, eh, city boy? nah. didn’t think so.
“Partner” is my word of choice because boyfriend/girlfriend is a bit infantilizing and trivializing IMO.
“Ellen Page said she’d been scared to reveal her truth, and in response way too many people responded with, ”In other news, the sky is blue.” The fact that so many felt comfortable being that rude to someone who’d just publicly shared a private struggle speaks volumes about how important they consider the issues of gay women to be. We should be wary of these people. People like them are why so many believe this country is post-racial or post-feminist when this country is racist as fuck and hates women.”—From A Tale Of Two Ellens | Autostraddle (via exceedinglytoosmall)
“Feminism will have achieved something huge when one artist isn’t expected to stand in for every young woman everywhere. We will be on the cusp of something magical when women are actually permitted to be artists, to create fiction, to make mistakes, to grow up, to be flawed and human in public. If there’s one thing about the phenomenon of Girls that does speak to a universal female experience, it’s the spectacle of being crushed by impossibly high expectations.
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only once has an openly queer actor been nominated for an oscar
however, 22 straight actors have received oscar nominations for playing queer characters
This post is problematic, don’t bisexual people count?
Here’s a short list in no particular order of actors who openly admitted multi-sexual attraction, regardless of the terms they used to describe their sexuality
Marlene Dietrich - Nominated 1931
Marlon Brando - Won 1955/1973 (8 nominations)
Anna Paquin - Won 1994
Angelina Jolie - Won 2000/2014 (3 nominations)
Jodie Foster - Won 1989/1992 (4 nominations) [ed note: lesbian don’t count as queer either?]
Ian McKellen - Nominated as a gay man in a gay role 1999, also 2002 (I’m assuming this is the one you were referencing)
Please don’t erase bisexual people when you talk about “queer actors”
The more I see this post, the deeper it cuts. So I took a few moments to google “Openly Bisexual Academy Award Winners” and there are LOTS, these are just a few of the biggest names among the actor category. When talking about queer issues, I often see ‘queer’ defined by the LG, Please don’t forget about the B, And don’t erase the T entirely
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