"We are reading our shows like novels now, even when they don’t deserve it. And, as with novels, the endings matter; it’s highly possible for a show to unravel the long pleasure of the journey with a clumsy third act."
“You make the best of your identity—what else can you do?—and to abandon that can feel not only difficult but wrong. Long after it should.”
1.) I need this book 2.) I’m totally going to start using that line from To Kill a Mockingbird
John Everett Millais, Ophelia (1851) / Vampire Weekend, Step (2013)
Who’s excited for our Helen Oyeyemi party on March 7th?
Obviously I am! Join us if you can, and either way read this book.
"It’s several servings of face."
Why let your bones limit what your face can be?? Also, infinity snake poop reference FTW.
Image Caption: "A Frenchwoman, Jeanne de Clisson, became a pirate in the 1300’s to revenge her husbands death, who was beheaded for treason. She sold her family’s land to buy 3 ships and painted them black with red sails. for the next 13 years, she went on a pirating binge, targeting King Philip VI’s ships and personally beheaded the French Noblemen she captured with an axe.”
Another day, another kick ass woman from history who is sadly lacking her own movie franchise.
but nah, women never did anything interesting or exciting in the Old Days
There can never be enough stories about lady pirates! Different era, but this reminds me of CINNAMON AND GUNPOWDER and its kick ass female pirate heroine.
so tightly wrapped we never see our spools.
We saw them, clear as skeletons, that time.
What’s wrong? What’s right? To live was right. To know
that you could take the heart and eat it raw.
|—||Beth Ann Fennelly “Madame L. Describes the Siege of Paris” (x)|
For those of you who criticize Janelle’s signature monochromatic look.
From her speech on “Black Girls Rock”:
“When I started my music career, I was a maid. I used to clean houses. My mother was a proud janitor. My stepfather, who raised me like his very own, worked at the post office and my father was a trashman. They all wore uniforms and that’s why I stand here today, in my black and white, and I wear my uniform to honor them.
This is a reminder that I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today, I wear my uniform proudly as a Cover Girl. I want to be clear, young girls, I didn’t have to change who I was to become a Cover Girl. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.
Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.” - Janelle Monáe