"How to deal with writer’s block: ‘I just lower my standards and carry on.’"
William Stafford (via jamesgrantbrown)

grouce:

idk it’d be rad to apply for work in a world that doesn’t sexualize every part of a woman so that i could apply for jobs and not be asked to send them a selfie and if i was ok to wear short skirts and show cleavage and then get told off b/c the selfie doesn’t “show enough” but idk maybe its too much to ask to not be harassed while trying to be alive

Tagged by Lucy (ellenjaye) to do a 5-facts-about-myself post. I feel like I’ve pretty much covered the basics of me in the other 5-facts tagged posts I’ve completed a while ago so I’m basically going to ramble about my thoughts.

  1. I think I’ve gotten angrier this year and that it’s sometimes detrimental to my relationships but in other ways liberating.
  2. I like being angry better than being sad. It’s more constructive. 
  3. I’m really stressed about not having the energy to do everything I need to do this semester in terms of uni work and other projects I’ve taken on because of this chronic sinusitis I have (which triggers my asthma and a whole heap of other things). :(
  4. This year I learnt that there’s nothing I value more in a relationship than honesty AND THAT I FUCKING HATE BEING LIED TO
  5. And that I can’t trust people properly if they’ve lied to me. (Y)

Not sure how many people to tag so I’m tagging five people:

Courtnie (chill22out)

Jakobus (wewanthappinessback)

Frank (willilist)

Louise (c0mbat-wombat)

Neil (great-expectations)

A message from Anonymous
I don't know, I thought it was pretty obvious that Damon Albarn was kidding about it being too hot to record a Blur album and reporters and journalists are just putting that as a headline for sensationalism. The real reason was what was came before the joke, with them being too far away from where they were originally recording at.

:/ I don’t think so tbh. 

"There’s some great tunes on there,” Albarn explained to NME. “[But] there was too much commuting between where we were staying and where we were recording, and it was a bit too hot. I think that’s why we didn’t get it finished.”

I agree the media have sensationalised the heat aspect (for punny headlines like the Guardian’s) but to me it doesn’t seem like Damon’s joking that the heat stopped them. Idk. It just all annoys me anyway, that there’s this constant we-are-we-aren’t thing surrounding Blur’s future and a new album. It’s not fair to fans. They (the members of Blur) may have the luxury to do whatever they want now in terms of side projects and new musical and non-musical ventures, and that’s great for them, but they shouldn’t come out and say things about getting back together when they can’t substantiate it with a release or a tour that they don’t cancel. 

I get that they’re busy and have lives outside of Blur, but that’s when bands call it quits or go on hiatus instead of living in limbo. There are many bands in Blur’s position in terms of age and side projects, but they don’t tantalise fans with “maybe we will, maybe we won’t oh I dunno it was too hot lol” bullshit. It’s annoying, especially that they complain about heat and commuting. Are they that superior now that they need the perfect conditions to record or else it doesn’t happen? How many bands would kill to be able to record in a proper studio overseas? How many bands record albums in super fucked up situations, whether that’s because of commuting, shit weather, fucked up relationships within the band, drugs, alcohol, whatever, you know?

I don’t know, it just doesn’t seem that they WANT to record or tour that bad, that it’s all too much of an effort that they’re doing out of pressure and that’s kind of irritating to me.

By the way, this isn’t a personal attack on you obviously ahaha. Just wanted to rant a bit and you seem vaguely interested. 

revolucionvegana:

I saw something similar to this yesterday. I don’t think people realize how fucked up this is. I see so many parents taking their children for a ride, teaching them their enjoyment is worth more than these animals’ freedom. I was one of those kids. I saw no problem with it because everyone else was doing it. If my parents thought it was ok, then it should be ok, right? 
I’ve heard some of those parents say they feel sorry for those ponies, but “the kid has so much fun”. No wonder people are so incredibly selfish. We raise them to be that way. It’s my fun day. It’s my moment. I deserve to have a good time. Where’s the empathy.
Your own pleasure should never override someone else’s autonomy.

revolucionvegana:

I saw something similar to this yesterday. I don’t think people realize how fucked up this is. I see so many parents taking their children for a ride, teaching them their enjoyment is worth more than these animals’ freedom. I was one of those kids. I saw no problem with it because everyone else was doing it. If my parents thought it was ok, then it should be ok, right? 

I’ve heard some of those parents say they feel sorry for those ponies, but “the kid has so much fun”. No wonder people are so incredibly selfish. We raise them to be that way. It’s my fun day. It’s my moment. I deserve to have a good time. Where’s the empathy.

Your own pleasure should never override someone else’s autonomy.

Heart beats slow
Angus & Julia Stone

angusjuliastone:

Angus and Julia Stone - ‘Heart beats slow' pre-order their album now

freundevonfreunden:

 Spotlight on:  Bulgarian photographer, Zhana Yordanova
"Between void spaces, pushing walls to increase a gap between one thought and another." 
Zhana Yordanova is a bulgarian photographer based in Canary Islands, Spain. Take in her work, as she takes us on fairytale like journeys and excursions throughout the island’s alcoves and beaches. 

freundevonfreunden:

 Spotlight on:  Bulgarian photographer, Zhana Yordanova

"Between void spaces, pushing walls to increase a gap between one thought and another." 

Zhana Yordanova is a bulgarian photographer based in Canary Islands, Spain. Take in her work, as she takes us on fairytale like journeys and excursions throughout the island’s alcoves and beaches. 

Izzy on the Ju Ju Hounds tour in 1992

The Verve photoshoot in Brussels, Belgium. 19 February 1994

The Verve photoshoot in Brussels, Belgium. 19 February 1994

vegan-vulcan:

life hack: prove beyond a doubt that you actually love animals by not using them as fucking vending machines and science experiments and clothing items

trueearthling:

He is not a number - he is a living being

trueearthling:

He is not a number - he is a living being