drink up, baby, look at the stars
christy, 24, california
tv addict. optimist. reader. writer. dreamer. barely dignified fangirl. gryffindor forever and always.

some obsessions: harry potter. buffy the vampire slayer. battlestar galactica. one direction. paramore. elliott smith. awesomeness.

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“When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’ It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?”
—Sandi Toksvig (via tomfjord, learninglog) (via triharrytops)
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“Quick story. So, we live in New York City; a liberal bastion. Recently, we sent a correspondent and a producer to a building in this liberal bastion, where we were going to tape an interview. The producer, white, dressed in what can only be described as homeless elf attire and a pretty strong five-o’clock-from-the-previous-week shadow, strode confidently into the building, preceding our humble correspondent, a gentleman of color, dressed resplendently in a tailored suit. Who do you think was stopped? Let me give you a hint: the black guy. And that shit happens all the time. All of it. Race is there and it is a constant. You’re tired of hearing about it? Imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it.”
—Jon Stewart (The Daily Show 8/26)

(Source: iwriteaboutfeminism)

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“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.”
—Roald Dahl (via irefusetobesilenced)
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“it’s hell writing and it’s hell not writing. the only tolerable state is having just written.”
—robert hass (via victoriousvocabulary)
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“If there’s any kind of pressure applied to me, I just, I completely melt”
—Sara Quin x (via outofcontexttnsquotes)
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“Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.”
—Brian Lord.org (via wonderwoundedhearers)

(Source: gypsy-hip)

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“I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.”
—Robin Williams (via the-sweet-isnt-as-sweet)
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I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.

timemachineyeah (via ask-pauli-amorous)

Eat THAT, hormone-snipers!

(via lusillytoo)

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“Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.”
—The Little Prince (via joolabee)

(Source: psych-facts)

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elliottsmithob:

"The more I listen, the more I realize what a complete genius he was. Not to mention a totally beautiful person. He for certain had darkness, but the light he also had shined like a diamond. Elliott told me once that a good song should breathe. It should go in and out. It should have a balance of darkness and light. I understand."

—Mary Lou Lord on Elliott Smith

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