iliyon

ABJECTION // SUBLIMATION \\ TRANSCENDENCE
If you have a crush on me, anonymously tell me why.

myunspokenlifestory:

(platonic crushes/ blog crushes etc. totally count)

Please do

Jul 27 2014
Portal 2: The Cold Boot

Jul 27 2014 - #portal

itsybitsytardis:

You are the night for which I have to howl.

Jul 27 2014 - #art
A researcher tells the following story about her own experience of discovering the seriousness with which young children take gender stereotypes. While interviewing 3 to 6 year olds about their career aspirations, she asked each of them what they would want to be when they grew up if they were members of the opposite sex. Their responses showed that not only did most of the children choose careers that fit the stereotypes of the other gender but also that their perceptions of the limitations imposed by gender were sometimes quite extreme. One little girl confided with a sigh that her true ambition was to fly like a bird, but she could never do it because she was not a boy! One little boy put his hands on his head, sighed deeply, and said helplessly that if he were a girl he would have to grow up and be nothing (Beuf, 1974 as cited by Lips, 2008, p. 401).

holy fucking shit i just

that last line

(via ireandmaliss)

Jul 27 2014 - #feminism

king-hardy:

On this list are the few, the proud. These are people I’ve become very close to and cherish very much. I’ve done follow forevers previously that were miles long, but I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet… In honor of reaching 450 followers, I’m dedicating this to my favorites:

tomhardies, brassknuckled, smutkhaleesi, thundershieldhero, hotkniife, emaginarium, naturehomie, nosferatoos, indifferentblackman, butcherofblavikenrps, buttkkake, mortem3rs, hooking, anywhere-is-better-than-here, forrestbondurant, dan-and-his-hormones, mantaray17, manbearsealionhero,benblalock, lilbookofkell, popraaqs, loblahh, prismacolor-pussy, righteouskillsociety, pmbrlys, everyone-was-kung-fu-fighting, jaifkncourtney, dicktouching, kickrocksandcoffee, aeroplanehotel, rerrede, thatfrenchhelper, imgoingtodrinkmymugoftea, smamsys, doravvinifredread, apple-cheeked-goon, heathledger, aliyaayila, thiseveningsun, tommyconlonmma, lolahardy, kstewrpc, holtbying, tohnystarks, dream-5tream, asshatry, justalilbitlippy, betweenheadphonesandheart, notmykingdom, laughdancelive, viktorkrumov, saturnineaqua, shackleboltrps, dazeebean, ariantourage, unconventionalmuslim, disturbererofthepeace, johncumberbabewatson, k-a-i-r-o-s, pudgefairy, riversidebluues, marlenamouse, akinsmansomethingaboutthatchin, smeldwrites, meeghanory, manicpixiedream, coldwriter, cantstopthefeels, hardyness, y-nad, whalewhopper, charwrites

Oops…maybe not as short as I had hoped. But if you aren’t listed don’t take it personally, there’s either a possibility I missed someone or we aren’t too close. I’ve mainly listed people here that have been through thick and thin with me, good times and bad times, or the ones that stuck around this blog long enough to put up with all the crap I’ve put them through. This is just a round of appreciation, a shout-out to the dedicated and the ones that make good company on tumblr and this website a truly enjoyable place…

I cherish you, I cherish you, I cherish you.

I also dedicate this to Jennifer formerly ‘surfingwhisky’ who I would follow to the ends of the earth and back even with her tumblr deleted. Chances are she’ll never read this, but if there is one person from tumblr I’d meet in a heartbeat, it’s her.

And to all my followers not on this list…I hope to get to know you better. You’re the ones that make being here a joy, and I can’t thank you enough for keeping up.

With all my love,

Iman

Jul 26 2014 - #sweet validation

(Source: justinripley)

Jul 26 2014 - #true detective#hehehe

(Source: gifsploitation)

Jul 26 2014 - #film#about
orchidwrites replied to your post: “so… i have a degree…”:
That’s the sort of thing you shout into the sky.

I HAAAAAAVEEEEE A DEEEEEEEGREEEEEEE!!!

Jul 26 2014 - #orchidwrites

so…

i have a degree…

Jul 26 2014

My mother once told me that trauma is like Lord of the Rings. You go through this crazy, life-altering thing that almost kills you (like say having to drop the one ring into Mount Doom), and that thing by definition cannot possibly be understood by someone who hasn’t gone through it. They can sympathize sure, but they’ll never really know, and more than likely they’ll expect you to move on from the thing fairly quickly. And they can’t be blamed, people are just like that, but that’s not how it works.

Some lucky people are like Sam. They can go straight home, get married, have a whole bunch of curly headed Hobbit babies and pick up their gardening right where they left off, content to forget the whole thing and live out their days in peace. Lots of people however, are like Frodo, and they don’t come home the same person they were when they left, and everything is more horrible and more hard then it ever was before. The old wounds sting and the ghost of the weight of the one ring still weighs heavy on their minds, and they don’t fit in at home anymore, so they get on boats go sailing away to the Undying West to look for the sort of peace that can only come from within. Frodos can’t cope, and most of us are Frodos when we start out.

But if we move past the urge to hide or lash out, my mother always told me, we can become Pippin and Merry. They never ignored what had happened to them, but they were malleable and receptive to change. They became civic leaders and great storytellers; they we able to turn all that fear and anger and grief into narratives that others could delight in and learn from, and they used the skills they had learned in battle to protect their homeland. They were fortified by what had happened to them, they wore it like armor and used it to their advantage.

It is our trauma that turns us into guardians, my mother told me, it is suffering that strengthens our skin and softens our hearts, and if we learn to live with the ghosts of what had been done to us, we just may be able to save others from the same fate.

S.T.Gibson  (via modernhepburn)

First time I’ve ever heard the advice, “be more like Pippin.”

(via padnick)

LotR was meant as an analogy for what it was like to go through war and come home, so this metaphor was absolutely intentional on the author’s part.

(via vampmissedith)

(Source: sarahtaylorgibson)

Jul 26 2014 - #lotr
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