“You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.”

— Jessica Mitford

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“I was really upset that homeless people did not have access to the $1,400 stimulus check.

I just found this out. If you are homeless, you can go to a tax return office where they will file something called EIP return. They will put the money on a debit card after.”


(Via: Hamdia Ahmet)


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Good morning everyone! In a few seasons we shall be able to take back the hour which was taken from it, we wait! Please be extra safe for the next few days! 💖💖💖🐿🌺🤟🏻🏳‍🌈

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I live alone with a cat. The most used word in my home is probably "meow".
--Xtopher-, Feb 2016
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Good chilly morning to you all. Live like you mean it. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

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Today I launched the first issue of my literary magazine's TWELFTH YEAR. I still can't believe it's been going for over a decade (it's a tween!) and I've gotten to work with so many amazing people. Free to read online (patreon, ebook and print copies, too!), for those of you interested in sci-fi and fantasy written by women-identified authors.

I'll be honest, I'm always proud of what we publish, but this is one of our best issues ever.


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There's a reason racists invariably seem to be misogynists as well. And homophobes. Those are all variations on seeing others as less than human.

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blue mage a realm reborn quests: you must stop a pipeline from being built on Indigenous land
blue mage heavensward quests: you must stop fantasy amazon from hiring demon mercenaries
blue mage stormblood quests: you must enforce copyright law


“It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of 'culture.'”

— John Cage

All I need is a mirror for the rest of my life.

— Peter Orlovsky, "First Poem"

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Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world. - Susan Sontag

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we should be irony when taking a piece

we were done with the end
their sort of nomenclature and sigh of relief

the right was like the face of a child
therefore his young master is too tired while they Turn round.

reflections and toilets talk to the farewell
therefore thoughts resort to the kind of person
but questions continue to the country
events speak to the declaration of sentiment

“Always keep a diamond in your mind.”

— Tom Waits

“It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.”

— Richard Feynman

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