Marginal Hybrid

Questioning the distinction between narratives and reality.

September 30, 2014   34,363 notes




a new zine called shitty horoscopes that i’ll be premiering this year at the Toronto Queer Zine Fair, among other things! hopefully i’ll make volumes available for online purchase soon. credit where credit is due: this was inspired by the huge number of made-up horoscopes floating around tumblr lately, and angry-poems.

yup, the Libra one is pretty accurate

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#quality strange
September 30, 2014   10,963 notes
#written by the victors #racism #colonialism
September 30, 2014   821 notes

Hey, I wanna get better!” [x]

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#i can't stop empathising with billy kaplan you beautiful queer #let me tell you about my young avengers feelings
September 30, 2014   19,155 notes


Today, Ferguson is prepared to “keep it moving.”

September 28th

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#ferguson #racism #white people literally paying other white people for massacring black people #a dystopian sci-fi novel is where all the things that happen to black people start happing to white people #nothing good can come from this many white people in charge #my one true fandom is the activist residents of ferguson #stay woke
September 30, 2014   40,950 notes


#Simon’s entire existence is a you tried star

wait, no, because this is really important. simon graduated in the top 3% of his medical school class, and he finished his medical internship in eight months, rather than a year. simon was really good at doing one thing, and he got a lot of social approval for his skills and he said FUCK IT ALL an ditched it to rescue his little sister when EVERYONE ELSE WHO EVER LOVED EITHER OF THEM was okay that she might be suffering, and he rescued her and became a wanted felon where he is majorly out of his depth, and barely tolerated socially by a lot of people. like, it’s important to remember that simon made the choice between everything he knew and all that social approval to get river back and spend the rest of his life earning “you tried” stars.

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September 30, 2014   1,254 notes





a big wrinkle licking a smaller wrinkle






a big wrinkle licking a smaller wrinkle

#tidings of comfort and joy #holy fuck look at this little alien cutie
September 30, 2014   105,880 notes

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#holy fuck look at this little alien cutie #tidings of comfort and joy
September 29, 2014   160 notes

Psychologist Carol Dweck conducted a series of studies in the 1980s, looking at how Bright Girls and boys in the fifth grade handled new, difficult and confusing material.

She found that Bright Girls, when given something to learn that was particularly foreign or complex, were quick to give up; the higher the girls’ IQ, the more likely they were to throw in the towel. In fact, the straight-A girls showed the most helpless responses. Bright boys, on the other hand, saw the difficult material as a challenge, and found it energizing. They were more likely to redouble their efforts rather than give up.

…More often than not, Bright Girls believe that their abilities are innate and unchangeable, while bright boys believe that they can develop ability through effort and practice.

…We continue to carry these beliefs, often unconsciously, around with us throughout our lives… Bright Girls grow up to be women who are far too hard on themselves — women who will prematurely conclude that they don’t have what it takes to succeed in a particular arena, and give up way too soon.

…How often have you found yourself avoiding challenges and playing it safe, sticking to goals you knew would be easy for you to reach? Are there things you decided long ago that you could never be good at? Skills you believed you would never possess? If the list is a long one, you were probably one of the Bright Girls — and your belief that you are “stuck” being exactly as you are has done more to determine the course of your life than you probably ever imagined. This would be fine, if your abilities were innate and unchangeable. Only they’re not.

No matter the ability — whether it’s intelligence, creativity, self-control, charm or athleticism — studies show them to be profoundly malleable. When it comes to mastering any skill, your experience, effort and persistence matter a lot.

The Trouble with Bright Girls by Heidi Grant Halvorson

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we need to give female characters more hero arcs, to show girls that they can continue to strive and be better even through adversity.

because don’t for a second think that there’s a coincidence in the fact that boys feel more confident about overcoming strife, when male characters are given vastly disproportionate representation as protagonists undergoing the trials of a hero arc + and when there are so few hero arcs for female characters smart girls (who consume all these narratives so voraciously with their hungry minds) don’t feel the same confidence in their ability to triumph.

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#for more on this read research articles on 'imposter syndrome' and 'stereotype threat' #feminism #sexism #making progress on my phd one shirtless kirk scene at a time
September 29, 2014   2 notes

petition to make my sibling time her end of date make-out sessions to before she opens the door so i don’t sit here awkwardly listening to her make out    :<

eta: she came in, saw me on the couch, then went back to close the door and make out again. i can still hear them.    :<     :<     :<

eta2: unfortunately the sprinkler system command centre is what she’s making out right in front of so switching them on is not an option.

#strained sibling relations
September 29, 2014   24,482 notes


Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th

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#ferguson #written by the victors #white people literally paying other white people for massacring black people #white supremacy #a dystopian sci-fi novel is where all the things that happen to black people start happing to white people #racism