If you are a monster, by choice or birth or curse, unleash your poison breath and razor claws.
If you are a monster, by choice or birth or curse, your name is a promise of a fell fate for all your enemies.
If you are a monster, by choice or birth or curse, you will survive the ice, you will build the fire, your wounds will heal, your muscles will grow, your plans will tighten, and you will thrive.
This world is made for monsters.
but the boys who are looking for the sad girls always find me. i’m not a girl anymore and i’m not sad anymore, if you want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say ‘wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’ if you think i’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star, well the sky is vast and have you seen the sky in the morning? have you seen how it looks against the sun? i’ll swallow you whole.
NEED these. Need.
— Alexander McQueen (via nuoire)
oh that is me. to a tee.
I am one of those people. But let me explain something to you. The telephone was an aberation in human development. It was a 70 year or so period where for some reason humans decided it was socially acceptable to ring a loud bell in someone else’s life and they were expected to come running, like dogs. This was the equivalent of thinking it was okay to walk into someone’s living room and start shouting. it was never okay. It’s less okay now. Telephone calls are rude. They are interruptive. Technology has solved this brief aberration in human behavior. We have a thing now called THE TEXT MESSAGE. It is magical, non-intrusive, optional, and, just like human speech originally was meant to be, is turn based and two way. You talk. I talk next. Then you talk. And we do it when it’s convenient for both of us.
Not only do I find the telephone somewhat intrusive, but I find it a really awkward way of communicating with people! I don’t like talking on the phone. I really enjoy spending time with friends, I enjoy chatting online and communicating via email, but the telephone cranks my social awkwardness and inability to deal with prolonged social contact up to the max. I assume what’s going on is that it’s stripping away all the visual/non-verbal social cues, so I have to be a lot more socially “on” than usual, as well as taking away the possibility of built-in breaks to the conversation — when you’re participating in a shared activity (lunch, movies, strolling around and sightseeing, having coffee at home, whatever) you’re not communicating all the time, you’re doing other things as well.
And I agree 100% about the intrusiveness and “talk to me right now!” aspect of calling someone (which is why I don’t like making phone calls; I hate interrupting people). Like the commentary says … it’s not a natural way of communicating. (Which is not to say that “natural = good” and “unnatural = bad”. Arsenic is natural; literacy is not. But gracefully communicating via phone is something we have to specially train our brains to be able to do, with varying degrees of success.)
Not to say I hate phones across the board — well, okay, I do kinda hate phones, but they’re definitely useful for keeping in touch with people far away, and of course they’re great for people who like them! But given the choice, I’d rather stay in touch with my long-distance friends via text-based and online forms of communication, with phone conversations being an occasional thing and reserved for the people I’m most comfortable with. And I’m glad that we have so many more options now for staying in close contact with people, so the phone is optional and can be avoided if you need to.
At this point, the only phone calls I take are those that are scheduled in advance. I dream of the day when I have enough clout and freedom to change my voicemail to “You have reached Gianduja Kiss. Now hang up and send me an email.”
This post just made me abandon a long-dreaded phone call and send an email instead.
blindmouse: #interesting!#I do think talking on the phone can offer something to long-distance relationships (with family/friends/whoever) that text and skype can’t#you can spend hours wandering around the house talking to your mum while you cook dinner etc#and of course sometimes you do need to contact someone IMMEDIATELY and can’t wait to see if they got your text#because your sink is overflowing and on fire#but the notion of casual and professional communication by text-based medium being more considerate and useful is one that#appeals to me *immensely*#there’s still such a strong feeling that the professional grown up thing to do is to just pick up the damn phone#if we really do think that just because it’s what our parents did … then hell yes let’s tear that down
I happily disregard phone calls for as long as possible. That includes voicemail. Least favourite way to communicate…
why do you care if people have tattoos and piercings or if people don’t wanna shave their legs or who people wanna fuck with
literally why do you care what someone else does with their own body if they’re not hurting anyone
it doesn’t affect you and there are a lot better things for you to actually give a fuck about
y’all got to work on your fucks budget, spend your fucks more wisely
ration all y’alls fucks
Ration. All. Y’all’s. Fucks.
I love this woman
— That Could Have Been Me (via namelessin314)