modern-day mother teresa
"Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, "divine portent," itself formed on the root of the verb monere, "to warn." It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, "Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening."
My Words to Victor Frankenstein: by Susan Stryker (via arabellesicardi)
*shows up at cookout*
*fixes a plate*
*backflips home before anyone has the chance to say “america” in my presence*
jessica what the hell does this mean
okay this is important information. the nail-painting emoji (“paint my damn nails”, or pmdn, as it is known) represents an attitude of earned self-satisfaction or self-confidence. one might use it after posting a good selfie or winning an argument. it says “i’m the best, so just paint my damn nails”.
this post compares the original ios pmdn to pale, non-apple imitators which cannot convey the same message. this implies that the “me” in the post truly possesses and is justified in the pmdn attitude, while others can only hopelessly try to imitate the aesthetic
"We youths say ‘like’ all the time because we mistrust reality. It takes a certain commitment to say something ‘is’. Inserting ‘like’ gives you a bit more running room."
James Simon Kunen, The Strawberry Statement (via sixinchvalley)
"Sure, the blokes seem like genuine charmers and the tween screams are ear-splittingly real. But what’s more interesting is everything Spurlock edited out. He doesn’t film the boys within 30 feet of a beer or a girl, and he doesn’t dare broach the idea that half-Pakistani heartthrob Zayn Malik deserves to take a second bow for being the world’s first Tiger Beat Muslim. (And a third bow for patiently enduring accusations that he’s a terrorist.) His story would make a fascinating documentary. Only this time, let Werner Herzog direct it."
LA Weekly review of This Is Us (via jusstzayn)