Vitriolic, irritable, turbulent, cruel, fickle, compulsive, sadistic, bombastic, contrary, selfish, crude, wasteful, crass, noncommittal, condescending, perverted, pessimistic, pretentious, dishonest, conceited, opportunistic, possessive, indecisive, irresponsible, hateful, manipulative.

 

Tupac died at 25. If Malcolm X died at 25 he would have been a street hustler named Detroit Red. If Martin Luther King died at 25 he would’ve been known as a local baptist preacher. And if I had died at 25 I would’ve been known as a struggling musician. Only a sliver of my life’s potential.

Quincy Jones (via sunflobrwn)

this is important

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He died when he was beginning to talk more and build something for black people. I mean he was the voice of a generation reaching millions of people. Imagine their fear seeing that man, son of a black panther woman, educated on his people who used his song as a media to TALK. If he would have gone in the political field, he would have been a force to be reckoned with. And they knew that. They fucking knew that. (via whatwhiteswillneverknow)

It seems to me that on one page I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage, and, also, scraps of letters which, though considerably edited, sound to me vaguely familiar. In fact, Mr. Fitzgerald (I believe that is how he spells his name) seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home.

—Zelda Fitzgerald, in a review of her husband’s book in 1922 (via trishahaddad)

Reminder that F. Scott Fitzgerald stole his wife’s writing, many times, while suppressing her works. See “Save Me the Waltz”, which he forced her to revise so that he could use parts of it in his own book “Tender Is the Night”. And which author do we study in school?

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I didn’t know this.

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He also encouraged her to have affairs so he could use that for inspiration, and when she wanted to leave him for a man she fell in love with, he locked her in their house and wouldn’t let her leave.

When she wanted to publish “Save me the Waltz,” Fitzgerald wrote in his diary about DELIBERATELY trying to TRIGGER her schizophrenic episodes and making her incapable of fighting that battle.

And Fitzgerald scholars KNOW all this.  They write articles about how it was all okay because in the end, it inspired Fitzgerald to write Great Literature.

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knife his corpse

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NEVER READ ANY OF HIS BOOKS AGAIN. AND READ HERS INSTEAD. CONSIGN HIM TO OBLIVION.

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Fuck I didn’t know this fuck ugh god why fuck ugh

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Yep. All true. Learned about his trifling ass studying creative writing and English lit. at CSU. Didn’t read ONE of her books on high school, yet we’re taught how amazing and talented he was. Makes me sick. xBx

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Um. I thought it was common knowledge that he was an asshole?

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I knew he was an asshole, but not that bad….

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reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

universalequalityisinevitable:

An undeniably large part of what keeps poverty going is the fact that there are people who think that if they vote with the rich they’ll somehow magically become the rich. The trouble is, rich people don’t vote. They own.

"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." 

(Quote attributed to John Steinbeck but is under dispute. Regardless, it’s still true.)

rpgwizzard:

From the book of Armaments:  And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.

rpgwizzard:

From the book of Armaments:  And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.

Jessica Auer - Meadow (2010-12)

After learning that my name roughly translates as ‘from the meadow’, I embarked on a European journey to investigate the landscape that my name is derived from. ”

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zackfrankphotography:

The National Parks #38: Zion, Utah

Alright, I’ve been putting this off for a while, but here is the last entry in my National Parks series. This is Zion, which I’ve visited in summer and winter. Each season changes the canyon considerably. Trading white for green really alters your perception of the orange and red rocks. Zion is like a smaller, less crowded, and more colorful Yosemite. I actually prefer it to Yosemite, but that’s just me.

There are still 22 places left to photograph and add here… it’s just a matter of time.