Each time I’m asked to tell about myself, I find myself starting the same way: “My name is Kelsey and I’m nineteen..”
but what I’d really like to say is:
“My name means island of the ships but once
I found a translation that said I’m a burning shipwreck-
not a burning ship but a ship that has caught fire
after the wreckage and well, I’d say that’s more fitting.”
I’ve learned that people don’t have time for about me’s.
They need two things: a name and an indication you’re someone special.
The doctors, they want facts not details.
“I broke my leg when I was three, it’s a funny story actually-“
The right or the left?
The teachers, they want interests, hobbies.
You’re sad, yes, but what do you like to do?
The adults are a spew of questions.
What school do you go to? What classes are you taking?
What do you plan on becoming? Got a boyfriend?
People my own age are the worst.
“I’m planning on an English degree with a concentration in creative writing.”
Yeah, aren’t we all. So how many times have you, you know,
I’m pulled apart, my interests travelling highway 2
my goals at a stop light at traffic hour,
my medical history on a billboard for the world to see.
But what about me?
Where’s the chance to say,
“I hang on to fistfuls of poetry like loose change in my pockets,
and I keep waiting for the day that the world turns upside down
so I can swim with the stars.
I’m not afraid of darkness, it’s a loneliness I can empathize with it.
It’s the blackholes like cigarette burns inside of me that get troublesome.
I walk through graveyards and read the dashes between years,
each a story I’ll never know. Sometimes I create my own.”
No wonder none of us know who we are anymore."
What do you do when a man is killed in the streets where you live? According to some wonderful humans, you call for the mass slaughter of all those who practice the same religion that the killers may practice!
There was a horrific attack today in Woolwich in southeast London. Two men attacked another man, who is believed to be a soldier, and then beheaded him with a machete. Literally, what the fuck.
It is being called a terrorist attack and it is said that they are Islamic extremists because someone told some guy who told his brother’s uncle who works for the BBC that they heard them shout “Allahu Akbar.” Well, ok. If you insist. Saying these things certainly won’t fan the flames in jolly old England…
Now, if you can take your attention away from the very alarming #BeliebersWantToBeYourSmileJustin hashtag trend, you will see “Allahu Akbar,” “EDL,” “Muslims,” etc. trending. Shit. This can’t be good…
Ah, the English Defense League! I knew they’d show up here. They’d like you all to take to the streets (and take to the streets to look for whom I wonder?). But I mean, who listens to those crazy EDL folks anyway?
Make a stand? Make a stand against WHO?
Hint: They would like you all to take to the streets and attack random people who you think are Muslim.
Hint #2: If you don’t know who is a Muslim, they would like you to assume it’s anyone with skin darker than your own.
Now, usually, I do a good job of picking out the majority of the absolute worst crap I find. But there was just SO MUCH, I had to be a little more picky this time…
I would like to pause for a second here and note that there seems to be a strong hatred for people from Pakistan, whom they call “pakis.” I can’t tell if they are just making the assumption this man is from Pakistan or they seem to think “paki” is a religion or if they think “paki” automatically equals “Muslim” or…wait….WHY AM I EVEN TRYING TO MAKE SENSE OF THEIR LOGIC.
These are some pretty terrible tweets, but if you want to see the REALLY HORRIBLE shit, you’re not going to find it on Twitter. Nope. Because you see, these heroic race crusaders who want to take to the streets and fuck shit up…were frightened of the blowback they were receiving from their racists words and deleted their tweets. But, sadly for them, you can’t run from something once it’s been posted on the internet…
No mass genocide of an entire population because of the actions of few men? WHAT’S WRONG WITH US!
“See I’m not racist! I just want to kick out the terrorists! How do we tell who is a terrorist? Why, that’s easy! We just kick out anyone who doesn’t look like me!”
And, hands down, my absolute favorite tweet of the bunch:
Have you seen Roger Allam in ‘The Tempest?
No, but I’m going to. Can’t wait. His Falstaff was wonderful, but this might be even better…
Have you ever had an awkward encounter with a fan?
How’s life been treating you?
one day I’m going to stop shaving my legs forever and not care at all
What happened to the goose that Martin bought in Uskerty?
It has quite the story to tell the goslings.
Pointed cats are the cutest and one day I will own one
Imagine your OTP getting into a heated argument and person A accidentally confesses their love for person B out of frustration
Things worth noting in the middle of being happy about the same-sex marriage bill: it contains a clause which allows spouses of trans people to veto their obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate (i.e. legal recognition of gender on birth certificate), even if that spouse is abusive. The only way around this is divorce. So if you want to transition and your spouse doesn’t want you to, they can stop you for as long as it takes for you to divorce them, which can take years.
Which same-sex marriage bill? The one that went to the U.S. Supreme Court? One of the state bills that recently passed? That one in the U.K.? Uruguay?
I am having a hell of a time googling up further information on this so if anyone has any links to the bill in question I’d sure be grateful. ’Cause if this is true it seems kind of important for it to be left so un-sourced and vague.
Unsourced because I posted it the second the news broke and had no idea it’d get so far as a text post. There wasn’t any articles existing at the time I posted it, only tweets from people following the debate. ‘Same-sex marriage bill’ is indeed ‘that one in the U.K.’, i.e. the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill, which affects England and Wales.
A blog post from a UK trans politician who knows what she’s on about: http://www.sarahlizzy.com/blog/?p=139
she was a girl
he was a boy
can i make it any more convoluted and unnecessarily complicated
I thought post-exams I’d have more time for books and catching up on TV and stuff but apparently not
I just want to catch up on Elementary because I keep hearing about how perfect Irene is but I haven’t had time yet