“Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.”
— Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country (via zakkain)
I like semicolons. They show the difference between a pause and a slightly longer pause.
I’m not being facetious; this is something I genuinely like.
Yes! They are a valuable tool in conveying the varied cadences and complexities of speech.
"Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college."
— Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country
Name one group of oppressed people who were able to end mass genocide and institutional ans systemic oppression by being nice.
show your work
Ghandi? Sort of?
edit: apparently I think Ghandi is the name of a whole group of people.
I can never decide if i adore Wes Anderson’s style or if i am slightly annoyed by it
I feel exactly the same way.
So many earth tones and ’70s throwbacks. So many.
Men had no problem violating women’s bodies while they had on corsets, petticoats and farthingales, so what the fuck makes you think a short skirt has anything to do with it?
Men also have no problem violating women’s bodies while they wear a niqab, hijab and burqa, some of the most covered form of clothing. So basically, what the fuck makes you think clothes have anything to do with it?
I think clothes have a lot to do with it—because as long as there are people who think clothing is the problem (“hurr she was askin fer it”), the system will not change into one that recognizes the ridiculousness of that argument and shuts it down.
Recognizing reality is important: we don’t yet live in a glorious utopia where you can walk down the street in Daisy Dukes without being quote-unquote “asking fer it” . That is still a sequence of events that occurs. And statistically, covering up probably does lower one’s chances of getting assaulted, just like not walking alone in a dark alley would lower my chances of being mugged.
Today, right now—sadly—wearing a short skirt DOES matter, because that’s what a lot of people still think. We need to educate that clothes don’t matter – but until that process is complete, they matter a lot.
(Source: morenamagia, via awfullydull)