SEE THE THING IS, he said, BIG GIRLS LEAVE MORE SPACE FOR ME TO GRAB AHOLD OF
i’m not your handlebars
SEE THE THING IS, she said, BIG GIRLS ARE BETTER THAN SKINNY ONES BECAUSE MEN DON’T LIKE BONES
other girls are not graveyards
SEE THE THING IS
a baby girl isn’t beautiful because somebody is gonna hold her
i mean we all wanna be loved but i want her to
a baby girl isn’t beautiful because a man’s fingertips can dig
bruises into her hips, she’s beautiful because
she just is
in nature we don’t say a flower is beautiful
when somebody wants to pick it
in fact we say that nature’s beauty is at the height of purity
when it would destroy you to even touch it
SEE THE THING IS
i would rather be an ocean of danger and deep black and
thick mermaid thighs rather than
a body you want to cruise across
i would rather be the night sky and crush ribs with a suffocating sense that we are all small and purposeless
rather than a landscape of freckles someone happens to think
are akin to constellations
i would rather be storms and lightning and a bright sun rising, i
would rather make you quake in your boots than get your heart
i would rather be beautiful like a cold spring stream:
not beautiful because you said so
but beautiful because
i am me.
I’ve seen a few news stories posted on Tumblr recently, which is fine, obviously. You should post news stories. News stories are important. But a lot of these stories are being taken from the Mail Online, the website of the Daily Mail, which some of you may not realise is a bad thing.
If you’re not familiar with it, the Daily Mail is a UK based newspaper which has done more to spread hate, fear and intolerance than any other mass media outlet I can think of. It’s part of Murdoch’s empire of right wing extremism, and is essentially the UK’s answer to Fox News.
Here’s a few examples of its previous misdemeanours. I’ve tried to avoid linking to the Mail Online itself, so forgive me if some of these links are a little subjective in their commentary.
This is a very short list. I could pull thousands of articles about the dangers of immigration, the rise of Muslim extremism, the “gay agenda” being taught in schools, why women deserve to be raped if they dress provocatively, etc.
The problem with the Daily Mail is that it relies on the left being riled up and angry about their shock-provoking bile, just as much as it relies on the right agreeing with it. They get the large majority of their profits from online clicks, and hey, a click is a click, be it from someone who agrees with their racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic bullshit, or be it from us, who are only there to make ourselves angry. We need to be better than that, and we need to rise above it.
But you will occasionally find yourself accidentally clicking on a link to the Daily Mail from time to time. Links to the website are everywhere, and sometimes they’re innocuous enough, like a plain report of an event. The Daily Mail is a horrible group of people, but it’s a clever one. They know how to get you to click on their links. But there’s a solution.
INSTALL THIS EXTENSION FOR CHROME. It’s called DailyFailBlock, and will block any link to the Mail Online and take you to Google News Search instead, thus depriving the Mail Online of their much needed click-throughs and ad revenue. It also blocks links to the Daily Express, which is just about as bad.
i don’t know what to tell you other than the fact that a giraffe’s heart weighs 22 pounds and that somebody once told me when flies fall in love, their entire brain is rewired to only know loving each other. when one of them dies, their memory becomes blank. i hope you never think about anything as much as i think about waking up next to you during a windstorm at 5 am.
As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.
One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”
Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.