“Peter’s not coming, darling.
You can latch the window and take the white ribbons from your hair,
stop sleeping with socks on and packing going-away bags.
Whispering the names of the lost boys will not hasten them to you.
Clapping your hands is no enchantment.
There is magic, though, in lining your eyes,
and spells to be cast in sharpening your tongue.
Come to me, darling, and I’ll show you how queens carry themselves.
I will teach you how to wrangle womanhood and tame it into a lapdog,
to recognize pirates without their hooks and rapier them with words,
to say no to heartless boys who need mothering
and make peace with stern princesses and jealous faeries.
I will help hide away childhood in the gilded cage of your ribs,
where it may blossom and thrive in the wildest part of you.
Here you will never grow old, never die.
Here is your Neverland, laced through your heart like corset strings,
tied up tight into a ribbon no span of years can unravel.”

"To Growing Girls Who Dream of Neverland" by S.T. Gibson
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myvoicemyright:

Acid attack survivors in India model new clothing range for powerful photoshoot

Survivors of acid attacks in India have become the face of a new clothing range designed by a woman who had acid thrown in her face while she was asleep four years ago.Delhi-based designer Rupa and her friends Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal modelled the clothes from her new range, Rupa Designs, for photographer Rahul Saharan.

Rupa suffered extensive injuries when her stepmother threw acid in her face while she was sleeping in 2008.

She was allegedly left without any medical aid for six hours before her uncle found her and transported her to hospital, where she underwent eleven operations and spent three months being cared for.

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leadfeathers:

geekerypokery:

jeremymcbitchin:

Imagine having braces during the apocalypse. no one can take your braces off. And you just have to accept that you’ll have braces forever.

i want a novel focused around a character with braces during the apocalypse and the entire plot of the story revolves around their search for an orthodontist who is still alive and they sort of accidentally save the world in the process

Titled: Brace for It.

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I feel like the most aimless and useless person 99% of the time. I’m tired of feeling like that, but I’m also too bleh to try and see things through that might actually change that. I’m just so bloody tired all the fucking time. 


joshlpadilla: ayothewuisback:

Kanye West - All of the Lights (feat. Rihanna, Elly Jackson of La Roux, Kid Cudi, Fergie, Alicia Keys & Elton John)

[Produced by Kanye West & co-produced by Jeff Bhasker]

Additional vocals: Tony Williams, The-Dream, Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Ryan Leslie, Drake, Alvin Fields & Ken Lewis

In 2010, Kanye West flew various artists out to work on his sixth, now universally acclaimed 5th studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, in Hawaii. One of the songs Kanye started working on early was a song, titled then, as Ghetto University with only Malik Yusef & Elton John. Kanye, at first, didn’t want the song on the album because he “didn’t feel it was good enough.” Malik instilled the idea of a different chorus, that would be then written for Rihanna, and it took off from there.

Kanye had then wrote the remainder of the song with Malik & Elton, and got the brilliant idea to write certain bits of the song for certain artists, which brought him the idea to fly 15 artists out to do each part he had written for the respective artists.

The record centers around one specific bit, and a bit Kanye wanted to make extremely special, and that’s the bridge of the song, the bridge is a duet of Kid Cudi’s bit over Elton John’s piano medley. If you know the bridge, then you know it’s mind-blowing brilliant.

* & if the rumors and stories are true, Kid Cudi’s bridge bit was done in one take. ONE TAKE.

The remainder bits of the song take after back vocal effects and vocal harmonizing by The-Dream, Charlie Wilson, Drake, John Legend, Ryan Leslie, Tony Williams, Alvin Fields & Ken Lewis.

Basis of the record: Rihanna has the chorus, Elly Jackson has the pre-chorus, Kanye has 2 of the 3 verses, Kid Cudi & Elton John’s duet is the centerpiece, Fergie has the third and final verse with a bridge finish break in the beat, and Rihanna & Drake share a brief third break in the song prior to the finale where the remaining vocalists bring us home with the finish providing a second duet by Elton John, but this time, trading vocals with Alicia Keys, and summing up the grand finale by The-Dream.

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silversarcasm:

silversarcasm:

like if you claim to support disabled people you need to be standing up for all disabled people, not just the ones who are useful to a capitalist society, not just the white, cis, het, thin, rich or male ones, not just the ones who aren’t angry, not just those who are conventionally attractive

all fucking disabled people

and this includes addicts, this includes those with personality disorders and those with psychosis, this includes all the disabled folk painted as monsters in the media

this includes the self-diagnosed and the chronically ill, this includes all those who have never and will never work, who are dismissed as ‘low-functioning’ and ‘lazy’

this includes those with obvious physical differences, whose mobility devices you can’t ignore, who’s visible presence in society is frowned upon and seen as an inconvenience, as something to be ashamed of

every disabled life is worth supporting and I want to see more people fucking doing that

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silviya7:

nice characters are good and important and strong

nice characters are not in any way inherently less interesting or complex or cool or badass than asshole characters

nice characters who go through hell and still remain good and kind and compassionate are so so strong

nice characters are not weak or boring or less badass, nice characters are awesome.

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that is our building
and we sell paper

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Roland Garros - 2nd Round: Taylor Townsend, an 18-year-old wild card, upset France’s top seed Alizé Cornet 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

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