Jess Riva Cooper’s work is inspired by the idea of nature reclaiming abandoned architecture. Check out her “Viral Series” of ceramic busts on Hi-Fructose.


Stephen Kendrick/Alex Kendrick, The Love Dare

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That drunken drowning moment when you aren’t sure whether you’re going to start laughing, crying, or puking.

Men want what they want.

So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.

But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.

It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.

These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.

What Men Want, America Delivers - from the inimitable Roxane Gay (via othersideofthis)

Eloquent feminists make my day.

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Plot twist: The villain kills the main character and his girlfriend levels up her personal character development and takes over as protagonist.

I would read the SHIT out of this.

I would watch the shit out of this.


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#i hate to see him leave but i love to watch him go


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i appreciate that he used a black, lesbian couple and their beautiful black baby to illustrate this point because i am damn tired of neil patrick harris being the face of queer struggle

^^ exactly. It’s important.

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as requested, here are some of the writing/poetry/general lifestyle tips we learned this summer, an artifact extracted from my slam camp ‘13 notebook.


Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.

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Cold coloured night by steinliland on Flickr.