i miss you, seattle :’(
tonight i saw the wind rises and i cried.
miyazaki movies make me want to get up and do something in my life, and this one was no different. i’m very happy i got to share the experience of seeing the last miyazaki movie with some very important people to me. and that i will get to do so again very soon, with another very important person!
I’m done. I swear this is it.
JFC I LOVE THAT TWO OF U PRECIOUS BBS SENT ME THIS SEPARATELY
HA!!! this is fucking fantastic.
It’s a very snowy day in much of the USA; I thought I’d share some snaps of our very summery story with you. Bathing suits! Jumping in the lake! Bonfires on the beach!
i am so flipping excited for this
my lovely cousin planned an adventure for us today. got a little lost, and found some crazy mossy trees. finally made it to the trail and everything was amazing. by the time we got to the look out point i had taken so many pictures that my phone died, and i didn’t get any pictures of the spectacular view! whoops.
so glad i got to see/do all this before moving home…
""White feminism" does not mean every white woman, everywhere, who happens to identify as feminist. It also doesn’t mean that every "white feminist" identifies as white. I see "white feminism" as a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist practices. It is the feminism we understand as mainstream; the feminism obsessed with body hair, and high heels and makeup, and changing your married name. It is the feminism you probably first learned. "White feminism" is the feminism that doesn’t understand western privilege, or cultural context. It is the feminism that doesn’t consider race as a factor in the struggle for equality.
White feminism is a set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect women of colour. It is “one size-fits all” feminism, where middle class white women are the mould that others must fit. It is a method of practicing feminism, not an indictment of every individual white feminist, everywhere, always."
did this really need to be explained though?
Oh, I know I have it better than a lot of would-be comics buyers, and that’s what worries me. I’ve had it with the self-appointed gatekeepers in comics.
I have had similar experiences in comic shops- the most memorable were these:
A good comic shop is supposed to make you be excited about comics- make you want more and read more and interact with the community.
There are a few shops around that make you feel truly welcome and comfortable and I am lucky that I have one of those here in Portland- Floating World Comics. If you find a gem of a store like that…hold on to it!
This is a neat thing that happened last week!
Check out http://haterfreewednesdays.tumblr.com- they do a good job of pointing out the shops that make you feel welcome!