.hold.her.like.murder.

Aug 21

kuailongkit:

I love rereading Tamora Pierce’s books. You want to know why? Because of characters like Lalasa, who starts out TERRIFIED of men, terrified of learning how to defend herself, terrified of basically EVERYTHING other than the gentler animals, and she ends the series as a renown seamstress and a volunteer teacher to pass on what Kel taught her about self defense. Like, how awesome is that? And she’s just a MINOR CHARACTER. 

Aug 20
prattical:

same

prattical:

same

Aug 18

quote

When you are 13 years old,
the heat will be turned up too high
and the stars will not be in your favor.
You will hide behind a bookcase
with your family and everything left behind.
You will pour an ocean into a diary.
When they find you, you will be nothing
but a spark above a burning bush,
still, tell them
Despite everything, I really believe people are good at heart.

When you are 14,
a voice will call you to greatness.
When the doubters call you crazy, do not listen.
They don’t know the sound
of their own God’s whisper. Use your armor,
use your sword, use your two good hands.
Do not let their doubting
drown out the sound of your own heartbeat.
You are the Maid of Untamed Patriotism.
Born to lead armies into victory and unite a nation
like a broken heart.

When you are 15, you will be punished
for learning too proudly. A man
will climb onto your school bus and insist
your sisters name you enemy.
When you do not hide,
he will point his gun at your temple
and fire three times. Three years later,
in an ocean of words, with no apologies,
you will stand before the leaders of the world
and tell them your country is burning.

When you are 16 years old,
you will invent science fiction.
The story of a man named Frankenstein
and his creation. Soon after you will learn
that little girls with big ideas are more terrifying
than monsters, but don’t worry.
You will be remembered long after
they have put down their torches.

When you are 17 years old,
you will strike out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig
one right after the other.
Men will be afraid of the lightening
in your fingertips. A few days later
you will be fired from the major leagues
because “Girls are too delicate to play baseball”

You will turn 18 with a baby on your back
leading Lewis and Clark
across North America.

You will turn 18 
and become queen of the Nile.

You will turn 18 
and bring justice to journalism.

You are now 18, standing on the precipice,
trembling before your own greatness.

This is your call to leap.

There will always being those
who say you are too young and delicate
to make anything happen for yourself.
They don’t see the part of you that smolders.
Don’t let their doubting drown out the sound
of your own heartbeat.

You are the first drop of a hurricane.
Your bravery builds beyond you. You are needed
by all the little girls still living in secret,
writing oceans made of monsters and
throwing like lightening.

You don’t need to grow up to find greatness.
You are stronger than the world has ever believed you to be.
The world laid out before you to set on fire.
All you have to do
is burn.

Aug 18
faunprincess:

leftwiththetide:

youreinmydreamsnow:

this is so awesome.

And everyone hates cops. We have good ones out there… Just sayin.

This is so sweet. He by no means was responsible to help but as a compassionate human he did. Things like this make me realize maybe the world isn’t to damaged.

faunprincess:

leftwiththetide:

youreinmydreamsnow:

this is so awesome.

And everyone hates cops. We have good ones out there… Just sayin.

This is so sweet. He by no means was responsible to help but as a compassionate human he did. Things like this make me realize maybe the world isn’t to damaged.

Aug 18
companioncube0:

I was at Walgreens buying my brother a birthday card. An elderly woman was also in the aisle. She said “can you believe they have wedding cards for two men and look even two women!”
[screams internally]
But she then said “I’ve seen so many changes in my 80 years, it’s wonderful how things are moving forward.”
[internal tears of joy]
She then mentioned that she didn’t know any gay people but that everyone should be treated like they would want to be treated. I smiled and said “you know one now” and pointed at myself. She smiled, patted my shoulder and said “now I do”.

companioncube0:

I was at Walgreens buying my brother a birthday card. An elderly woman was also in the aisle. She said “can you believe they have wedding cards for two men and look even two women!”

[screams internally]

But she then said “I’ve seen so many changes in my 80 years, it’s wonderful how things are moving forward.”

[internal tears of joy]

She then mentioned that she didn’t know any gay people but that everyone should be treated like they would want to be treated. I smiled and said “you know one now” and pointed at myself. She smiled, patted my shoulder and said “now I do”.

Aug 18
ebunnies:

my friend’s little brother lays it down

ebunnies:

my friend’s little brother lays it down

Aug 18

quote I crave touch, yet I flinch every time someone is close enough.

I have become rather fearful I suppose.  (via dollpoetry)
Aug 18
Aug 16

effiestrinkets:

RDJ takes the ALS ice bucket challenge. [x]

Aug 16

gothiccharmschool:

her parents lock her in her room, so she takes to summoning demons for company

I love everything about this. EVERYTHING.