"Qu’est-ce qui nous sauvera ? La foi ? Je ne veux pas avoir la foi, et je ne tiens pas à être sauvé."

— Jules Renard, Journal (via sdbeauvoir)

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lgbtqblogs:

Ugandan Pride festival takes place in Entebbe

Just days after the Uganda’s Constitutional Court struck down the country’s notorious anti-gay law – which threatened gay people with life imprisonment – jubilant LGBT citizens have been celebrating with a gay Pride parade on a beach in the lakeside town of Entebbe – about 25 miles from capital city, Kampala.

A local Ugandan gay activist, Moses Kimbugwe, told a local news service that around 200 people were expected to attend the event – taking place today. It’s the country’s third annual Pride, following the country’s first event in 2012.

Those attending have been publishing photos of the event on Twitter. Understandably, given the intense homophobia in Ugandan society, many of those attending have worn masks to protect their identity.

One of those attending, Dr Frank Mugisha, posted that the event – which has received official police clearance to proceed – was ‘going well’, alongside a beaming picture of himself and others. The official Twitter account at @PrideUganda posted further pictures, saying that the day had been blessed with ‘perfect weather’. Follow #UGPridepostAHA for more updates.

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windypoplarsroom:

Alfred De Dreux
"Pug Dog in an Armchair"

windypoplarsroom:

Alfred De Dreux

"Pug Dog in an Armchair"

19th Century Author Biographies book cover series by Hilary Gaby

Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, & Mark Twain
 
The concept for this biographical book cover series was centered around the author’s place of origin, and features elements that directly reference those places. A papercraft technique was used to create a three dimensional landscape scene which would enforce the idea of the author’s setting and help achieve a sense of cohesiveness through out the series.
I chose to incorporate fences and other small icons to depict the author’s life and to help illustrate what kind of environment these literary legends were exposed to and how that had direct influence on  some of the most famous stories in history.

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rosalarian:

greenonthursdays:

huffingtonpost:

WHY THIS WOMAN WOULD RATHER READ HARRY POTTER EROTICA THAN WATCH PORN

When spoken word artist Brenna Twohy tells you that she is an unabashed devotee of all things “Potterotica” — erotic fiction based in the magical universe of Harry Potter — your response probably shouldn’t be that her taste is “unrealistic.” 

Watch her full monologue here. 

(Source: National Poetry Slam uploaded by Button Poetry)

I’m happy to be getting to the point where I don’t have to feel weird about enjoying fanfiction, or having written a bunch of it. Partly it’s that the fandom experience has become more broadly shared. Partly it’s that I stopped giving a shit.

And as for why I like the porny sort of fanfiction, see above. She says it better.

I like sex with context. I like sex when it involves fully fleshed out characters. I like the backstories. I like feeling like these people do other things when they aren’t having sex.

warblebee:

Oops, I design-raged.

Poster mock-up from here.

Edit: Though I wasn’t explicitly thinking of it at the time, it occurred to me after the fact that the tagline “Women Are Not Outside for Your Entertainment" almost certainly came to my mind because of Tatyana Fazlalizadeh’s awesome Stop Telling Women to Smile campaign. Credit where credit is due!

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"Again and again, I have to insist that feminist solidarity rooted in a commitment to progressive politics must include a space for rigorous critique, for dissent, or we are doomed to reproduce in progressive communities the very forms of domination we seek to oppose."

bell hooks, Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations, 1994, p. 67 (via feministquotes)

"Being white means never having to think about it."

James Baldwin (via intellocgent)

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windypoplarsroom:

Charles Warren Eaton
“Moonlight on the Bruges Canal”

windypoplarsroom:

Charles Warren Eaton

Moonlight on the Bruges Canal”