Hints and Helps from Marlys!
Jawbreaker - Ache
Just keep reinventing myself.
It’s move or die.
(I change my form)
These days the people I love
are spread so far apart.
(All out of reach)
Not just for those in Detroit, but anywhere where the right to water is being restricted or denied!
hey everyone, this post has only gotten a thousand or so notes and only a single follower of mine has reblogged this from me specifically.
Detroit has been shutting water off for entire neighborhoods regardless of whether people paid bills or not. Even if they didn’t, should that really mean that they should die of thirst? Should there really be a cost to stay alive?
Please, spread this. Link it on other sites so someone down the line who needs this anywhere can take back water, something that should be the right of every human being.
Björk - Venus As A Boy
Gay Pride™ is subordination to the State and Empire.
Gay Pride™ is homage to capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy.
Gay Pride™ is co‐optation of queer radicalism by liberals, Democrats, academics, hipsters, and NGOs.
Gay Pride™ is the eradication of trans bodies and narratives, and queer militancies.
Gay Pride™ is gala events for the elite.
Gay Pride™ is walking past homeless queer youth.
Gay Pride™ is assimilation into straight society.
Gay Pride™ is corporate.
Gay Pride™ is destruction of queer histories of mutual‐aid, resistance, shame, promiscuity, creativity, humor, love, community, brutality, poverty, and disease.
Gay Pride™ is “we’re just like you”.
Gay Pride™ is safe, privileged, accommodationist, vanilla, temporary, and very boring.
Gay Pride™ is to ignore trans women of color being beat by police and murdered by street bigots.
Gay Pride™ is to achieve equality and sameness, to settle and be conditional, to compromise. Nothing more. Always less.
Gay Pride™ is forgetting about those affected by HIV/AIDS.
Gay Pride™ is “straight‐acting”, “masc only”, “promise I’m not that gay tho”, “sry no effeminate guys”, “not into Asians”, “prefer white guys”, “no fatties or trannies”.
Gay Pride™ is gender binary.
Gay Pride™ is on the sidewalk, obeying the police when they say the party is over.
Gay Pride™ is neglecting all of the queer and trans prisoners held captive by the State.
Gay Pride™ is marriage and military.
Gay Pride™ is poor people of color being pushed out of their neighborhoods by a white gay gentry.
Gay Pride™ is refusing to avenge religious fundamentalists who cause young queers to commit suicide.
Gay Pride™ is “things aren’t that bad in Russia.”
Gay Pride™ is being able to participate in the military‐industrial complex, kill and rape people in other countries in the name of “freedom”, yet be fired from a minimum wagejob in the US because of your sexuality and/or gender identity.
Gay Pride™ is giving a shit about corporate media and entertainment.
Gay Pride™ is pretending electoral politics will bring about social change.
Gay Pride™ is a rearranging of the existing social order only to accommodate a few, as opposed to collective liberation and dismantling of oppressive systems.
Gay Pride™ is nationalism.
Gay Pride™ is to water down and tranquilize ‐ to make “normal”.
Gay Pride™ is men and women who arm themselves to kill people who are deemed criminals, deviants, and terrorists by the State.
Gay Pride™ is business casual or muscle tees.
Gay Pride™ is the invisibilization of people of color.
Gay Pride™ is to dismiss queer Palestinians being murdered by the Israeli apartheid state.
Gay Pride™ is gay men being misogynist pigs and committing verbal, physical, and sexual violence against women and it being “okay” since they’re gay.
Gay Pride™ is obscuring histories of Western colonialism and silencing Indigenous voices.
Gay Pride™ is “speak English or go back to your country”.
Gay Pride™ is a mythology and an opiate.
— William Lukas, Artist
The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
Aries: This week you can feel so full of energy, so full of movement. This week you can feel your own bright thoughts busting right through the walls of your skull. This is a week for running and talking and singing, a week for moving however you need, just to relieve some of the pressure inside your own head. You can do so much, this week. You can conduct electricity. You can work magic. Think of yourself like the moon, think of yourself like the tides. Think of all the ways you can share your wild light.
Taurus: This week you’re going to feel so good in the world, so right, so much at ease. This is a week for living in the world, for being with other people, for talking and laughing and listening to everybody’s funny bright stories. You can find so much kindness this week, and you can find so much generosity. Try not to doubt this, try not to worry. Other people can surprise you this week. Other people can sustain you. Other people can give you what you need to keep living.
Gemini: This week, if you need to, you can escape from every hard bad thing in your live. You can escape into books, into dreams, into places far from home, into lives far from your own. This is a week for letting yourself float away from your own heavy sorrows or your own tangled thoughts. You can get some rest, and you can learn so many things about yourself and about the cool green world. Don’t get too far from yourself that you can’t come back, but let yourself wander a little; let yourself dream.
Cancer: The world might wobble underneath your feet this week, and your thoughts might get loopy and weird. Try not to be afraid. Try to relax into everything that’s coming your way. You don’t have to know where you’re going this week, and you don’t have to know what you want. Just try to focus on your own bright heartbeats. Try to focus on the sun coming through your windows. Try to focus on your bravest thoughts. The world can surprise you in bright good ways. The world can lead you to the home you need.
Leo: This week will be all about mornings, all about the sunrise, all about dark skies breaking into light. Everything bad in your life can crack wide open; all the shadows inside your head can melt away, for now. This is so lucky and it’s so good and it’s going to be easier to live than it’s been in a while. You can watch your world brighten, you can dream so big, or you can just let your heart breathe. You can spend your days with your friends, you can spend your days just in love with the world.
Virgo: The world around you might not quite make sense, and your days won’t quite move the way they should, and the ground might feel strange underneath you. This week will be so full of goodness and light, just not the goodness and light you’ve been expecting. Instead you can find something different, brighter, weirder. Don’t hold out for the joys you were waiting for. Try to let your heart open wide to the joys that are showing themselves to you right now, wild and real. Talk to strangers. Drive to places you’ve never been before.
Libra: This is going to be a week for big skies, a week for wide open spaces, a week for wild expansive landscapes in the world and inside your head. You can be a little restless with your days. You can be a little reckless with your love. You can run wild through your dusty afternoons. You can feel desire fill your whole body. Let this restlessness carry you. Let it sustain you through so many hot afternoons. Let it remind you what it’s like to be so brave. Let it remind you how big your world can be.
Scorpio: The air can feel a little thin around you this week, like suddenly anything is possible, like suddenly you can really move. You can get unstuck, you can dream in new colors, you could almost learn to fly. If you need them, you can make big changes this week. You can grow into your truest self. You can surprise everyone you know with how bright you can suddenly shine. Listen to stories that move you. Listen to stories that show you your own self. Listen to stories that take so long to tell.
Sagittarius: If you’ve been struggling, if things have all been a little strange, the pieces are going to fall back into place this week. Your brain can make sense again; your world can become whole. This is a week for live in green summer brightness; this is a week for living in warm summer air. This is a week for seeing yourself in the streets and the clouds and the trees, it’s a week for recognizing your own face in the mirror again. You can return to yourself. You can find your way. You can feel at home.
Capricorn: This week, suddenly, you can find yourself energetic and bright and full of fire. This week, you can believe in yourself, you can believe your own eyes, you can believe in your hands and your skin and your feet. You can be moved by love for your city. You can be moved by faith in your weird thoughts. You can get so much done, if you want, or you can spend your days listening to songs in your backyard and either way it’s going to be so good, it’s going to be important, it’s going to be right.
Aquarius: This week, as the sun rises and sets, as your days get warmer and denser and sweeter, you might wake up and find that suddenly things feel easier, suddenly things make sense. This week you can settle into the life you’ve been building. You can settle in to your own body. Spend your days swimming, spend your days sweating, spend your days eating. Think of all the things your body knows how to do. Think of all the ways you know how to be kind. Think of the shapes of your best dreams.
Pisces: When you walk out your door each morning, you can find new ways to see and new ways to live, if you look. You’ll be able to understand so many strange languages, so many secret codes. Things you’ve been struggling with will give way and become easier, more manageable, small enough to hold in your hand. Write your wishes down on paper and watch them become poetry; watch them become magic. Call your friends and tell them your secrets. Listen to the crickets outside your house at night. Watch the fireflies. Watch the golden moon.
Today’s image was made specially for Madame Clairevoyant by Jen May.
I’ve started copying my Rumblr horoscopes onto my bathroom mirror & leaving them there each week