POETRY BOOK: DIS(EASE OF MIND) IS OFFICIALLY ON ETSY!
made by three nonbinary psychotic kids who are really struggling and could really use your financial help, dis(ease of mind) is a book about mental illness and queerness that is now available on etsy for only $15!
with poetry by narcissus (me!!), fancy typography by friday, and a beautiful cover art by nico, dis(ease of mind) is about magic, science, love, struggle, and success, all encapsulated in 15 poems for just 15 dollars! there are even two previews of some of the work above, so if you like this, you’ll love the whole book!!
please, please support us! we hope to make more books in the future, and share our struggles with people who hopefully feel the same way: alone in a world that will always be at war with our minds and our identity.
if you don’t like etsy, or for some reason there is not a copy available, you can always just paypal me 15 dollars at firstname.lastname@example.org!
(final warning: this book does contain themes of medication, suicide, disordered eating, alcohol usage, and a few other intense themes you’d expect from a book on mental illness; please exercise caution if these things trigger you!)
We try to watch films together, and it starts off well, but somehow we always end up out of sync.
i cant tell you how much this cartoon means to me…
this will fix that problem :)
what is the most terrifying creature on this planet?
(if you can’t think of one, may i suggest looking up deep sea creatures?)
It would be harmless to a human (and the pale, slimy fish we see here, which seems to spend its whole life as its symbiote) but the sheer idea of Stygiomedusa gigantea is so powerfully haunting it gives me chills to think about; especially from the perspective of its prey.
What you see here is at least twenty feet in length, and they’re seen so rarely they could easily get bigger. Their red-black coloration makes them invisible in the abyss, and they don’t have any stinging tentacles - only the vast oral arms, which as in other jellies are an extension of the digestive lining.
Prey are simply folded up and smothered in the sheets of tissue, and already begin to digest without even being drawn into the bell.
They’re out there, right now, thousands of miles away in the freezing abyss, billowing like huge, empty cloaks, blind and thoughtless. They don’t need to chase their prey. Helpless little things just find themselves trapped in a sticky, living shadow, wrapping up tighter in the membranous jelly the more they struggle. They digest so slowly that exhaustion or suffocation probably kills them first.
Older guys who make a big deal out of girls turning 18 genuinely terrify me. Like if you’re 35 or some shit and you would totally date or sleep with an 18 year old, you would with a younger girl (maybe even much younger) if it was legal. You don’t care about her emotional maturity or ethical sex or mutual informed consent, you care about not getting in trouble.
this. this is so gross. i can’t believe we live in a world where there was a fucking countdown timer for the olsen twins’ 18th birthday on the internet.
A concerned woman tried to grab the baby, and a police officer slammed the door on her.
LOS ANGELES, CA – Around the block from where Ezell Ford was killed by LAPD, officers from the Newton Division stopped, Brandon Dawson, 26, on Sunday evening. Dawson had just finished his shift as a dental assistant and was picking up his seven-month-old daughter from his grandmother’s house. He was strapping the baby’s carrier into the car when officers stopped Brandon asking why Brandon had parked in the private driveway. Brandon explained that there were no other spaces available and he had just pulled up to pick up his daughter. The police asked for no papers, and told Brandon to put his hands up as they snatched the father’s baby. Soon after, Brandon would be tazered, beaten, and arrested by police on suspicion of assaulting a gang officer from LAPD’s Newton Division, according to Officer Lilliana Preciado. However, Officer Preciado claims not to have any details regarding what led to Dawson’s arrest.
An eyewitness on the scene that asked not to be identified or recorded due to police terrorizing members of low income communities that call for police accountability, watches the confrontation between Daawson and LAPD. A witness who says that after LAPD snatched the baby from Brandon’s arms, an officer began violently shaking the seven-month-old back and forth as if they were intentionally trying to make the baby fly out of the carrier.
“My baby! My baby!” screamed Brandon. LAPD then put the infant on the sidewalk. Alone.//
A concerned woman tried to grab the baby, and a police officer slammed the door on her. Upset, Brandon’s grandmother came and took her grandchild from the sidewalk. Ten cop cars soon pulled up. Police officers piled on top of Brandon, tazering and beating him. A beating that was recorded on video that has yet to be released. Witnesses and angry community members surrounded the officers recording the police. Police told witnesses to stop recording, but community members continued to film the police anyway. Police responded to by taking photos of those recording them. A tactic that police use to intimidate community members with threats of arrest and deportation according to the witness.
Upset, community members gathered calling police out, “He did nothing to nobody.” “They (police) threw his baby.”
The community response was caught on tape by Ceebo Tha Rapper. Ceebo has been organizing the neighborhood and recording music about police brutality ever since the same police department killed his cousin, Ezell Ford. However, as the community filmed, police swiftly formed a line. With hands resting on their guns, officers aggressively push the crowd back in the video as community members remind police, “We’re unarmed.” This incident which began as a traffic stop between 7-8 pm, had 65th & Broadway sealed off and occupied by a small army of LAPD until midnight.
Following Brandon’s arrest, his mother, Linda Washington, was shocked when she received a call from her sister. She had just gotten off the phone with her son. He had called to say goodnight and ask how her day was. “(My) sister called saying I needed to come down because something happened with Brandon and the police.” Mrs. Washington didn’t believe her at first. After all, it was only minutes ago that Brandon was fine and now suddenly, her family was thrust into an emergency.
Given the wrong information several times by police, Mrs. Washington says she had to do a lot of running around just to locate Brandon and his impounded vehicle. Out on $50,000 bail, Brandon is being treated at the hospital. He has injuries and scars on his neck, forehead, and wrist from being beaten by LAPD. To make matters worse, Brandon’s wallet containing $1200 for his rent, was inside his car. Both the wallet and his rent money are now gone. According to witnesses, Brandon’s vehicle was driven away by a police officer, not a tow truck.//
This seems to be about more than a traffic stop, according to Mrs. Washington. One of the officer’s recognized Brandon from two years ago when they had stopped and arrested him in the very same place destroying his pending opportunity to join the marines as an officer on Monday night reminded Brandon: “You thought you were going to the Marines last time.”
This is a young boy with a baby in the car. And it’s obvious, he’s got on work clothes. What harm is he doing?
Washington asked regarding LAPD immediately using force on her son. Residents of Dawson’s grandmother’s building and his Mom all say Dawson is a sweet and hardworking young father. He has nothing to do with gangs or drugs. In fact, the only other problem Brandon has ever had with police, was in the very same place by 65th and Broadway two years ago with the very same notorious Shootin’ Newton Department.
Concerned about the psychological affects police targeting may have, Mrs. Washington remains determined to support her son.
What happens if every time you take two steps forward someone pushes you two steps backward? Once the police come at you, you’re almost tagged… It’s almost as if they intentionally want to get him to the point to get him locked up.
The eyewitness expressed similar sentiments about local police targeting the community:
They’re racist against the black and latino community. They insult us. They humiliate us. They belittle us.
Statistics back up their sentiments regarding police targeting and racist policing.
According to the NAACP:
- African Americans now constitute nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated population
- African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites
- Together, African American and Hispanics comprised 58% of all prisoners in 2008, even though African Americans and Hispanics make up approximately one quarter of the US population
The Newton Police Department has been under fire from community members since August when officers from the department killed unarmed Ezell Ford nine days after they killed unarmed Omar Abrego. Regular demonstrations demanding justice for Ford and Abrego and an end to police brutality have been ongoing, but have yet to be met with any response other than force from the Newton Police Department. All of this of course occurring while those rallying for #FergusonOctober are making it look like there will either be justice against racist killer cops or revolution in America. One more family may be joining the efforts to stop killer cops and end police brutality. Mrs. Washington said her family hopes to attend the October 22nd day of national action against police brutality in Los Angeles.
behold, this actual bag of trash.
[source: metro 15/10/2014]
now with full interview source from vanity fair: [x]
there are people who are praising ahs for being ~inclusive~ b/c they hired a trans woman to play the role of a trans woman in a series titled “freak show” when (a) they were only looking for a man to play this role and (b) she had to audition as a dude to get it. they only got a trans woman to play the role of a trans woman by accident and against their best efforts, you can stop lauding them as progressive for calling us freaks now.
here’s a source
fuckboy was a slur used against gay and trans men but we’ve turned it around to mean shitty cishet white boys who are also coincidentally the enemy in the skeleton war and i think that’s fucking great
FUCKBOY IS NOT NOR HAS IT EVER BEEN A SLUR
FUCKBOY IS A TERM USED IN AAVE (AFRICAN AMERICAN VERNACULAR ENGLISH) TO REFER TO DUDES WHO WERE ASSHOLES
I DON’T WHEN/WHERE/WHY SOME CLUELESS WHITE PERSON DECIDED TO MAKE UP THIS STORY BUT IT IS FUCKING FALSE
i love how literally in the dbt coursebook there’s a page devoted to typical teen behaviours vs behaviours which are cause for concern and under the cause for concern section there’s ‘sexual promiscuity’, and ‘sex with multiple partners’ (it doesn’t even specify at the same time, not that that would be cause for concern either, but it’s fucking ridiculous that having sex with more than one person is a ‘problem behaviour’).
not like bpd is predominantly diagnosed in girls or anything! not like the target demographic for the dbt program is girls 16-19 or anything. not like pathologizing young girls’ sexuality as problematic is absolutely fucking disgusting or anything. not like it’s just another thing for parents/guardians accompanying young girls to their dbt sessions (which is a mandatory part of the program) can shame them for, leading to an unhealthy relationship with sex/sexuality.
love it, love the corrupt institution of psychiatry in which psychiatric care is a secondary priority to upholding institutions of oppression and social bias, love old men dictating which normative behaviours in young girls are ‘self-destructive’ or ‘problem behaviours’ based on outdated but currently perpetuated ideals of purity and self-repression that we only expect from young girls and women!