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April 24, 2014   9,071 notes

“ Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery. ”

Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

I have said this a million times. “Write what you know” is bullshit.

LEARN THINGS TO KNOW THAT ARE WORTH WRITING ABOUT.

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April 23, 2014   4,410 notes
rafaadsan:

samiratastic:
Sorry, I have to share the pictures and letters
Children that have spent most or all of their existence in a camp can have so much hope, kindness and intelligence.  















this hatter my heart to pieces. hasbi allah 

rafaadsan:

samiratastic:

Sorry, I have to share the pictures and letters

Children that have spent most or all of their existence in a camp can have so much hope, kindness and intelligence.  

this hatter my heart to pieces. hasbi allah 

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April 23, 2014

Mario’s “Let Me Love You”

April 23, 2014

yeezus-jesus asked: 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 you followed me!!!! Love your blog so much!

aw dude, thanks! That 90210 Luke Perry/Jason Priestley homoerotic thing you posted makes me pretty confident with my follow choice!

April 23, 2014   19 notes

ramblinggirle:

Street artist Hego’s artwork #blackanzac up on the wall at the Aboriginal Housing Company on the Block in Redfern.

The mural of Indigenous serviceman; Mr Alfred Cameron jnr (1890-1949) a descendent of the Temprominjirie and Milmanjirie clans of the Coorong in South Australia that was installed in Redfern on 22 April 2014 on the wall of the Aboriginal Housing Company.

Cameron who was 24 years old when he enlisted in 1914 saw action in the middle east and served in the 1st Light Horse brigade.

Hego was inspired to self fund and erect the mural by hand after reading the poem Black Anzac by Cecil Fisher (1933). Hego says “Indigenous military service for Australia is a story that’s been seriously underrepresented in popular culture and schools. Through Streetart we can help tell this important part of our history and give the acknowledgement and respect they deserve”.

All photos are copyrighted by the photographer Kimberley Low.

You can find out more about the artwork, it’s creation and the artist on instagram by searching for @_hego or #blackanzac.

April 23, 2014   20 notes

aaaw. ‘Mean Girls’ actor comes out to ‘Mean Girls’ character

'There were industry people who had seen me play you in Mean Girls but never seen me read in an audition but still denied me to be seen for 'masculine' roles… Damian, you had ruined my life and I was really pissed at you. I became celibate for a year and a half. I didn’t go to any gay bars, have any flings and I lied to anyone who asked if I was gay. I even brought a girl to the Mean Girls premiere and kissed her on the red carpet, making her my unwitting beard. … I’m not afraid anymore. Of Hollywood, the closet or mean girls. Thank you for that, Damian. (And Tina.) … PS. I hate it when people say I’m ‘too gay to function.’ I know you do, too. Those people are part of the problem. They should refrain from using that phrase. It really is only okay when Janis says it.’

- Daniel Franzese writes a coming out letter to Damian, his Mean Girls character.

April 23, 2014   2 notes

This is the perfect explanation for why George Brandis is wrong for complaining climate deniers aren’t given fair free speech. A little high brow, but still perfect.

April 23, 2014   21 notes
Bette Midler as Mother Earth for Earth Day 1990.
also: current mood.

Bette Midler as Mother Earth for Earth Day 1990.

also: current mood.

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April 23, 2014   43 notes

Is Tony Abbott Americanising Australia?

Or should that be Americanizing?

Is Tony Abbott modelling his plans for Australia on how things work in the United States of America?

He’s stripping away our universal healthcare (eg. $6 GP fee which will likely only increase), appears to want to privatise disability care, wants to deregulate university funding making student fees increase, is getting rid of consumer protections from financial advisers, seems to want to increase our military size and influence.

It’s OK to model your plans on another country, but the problem is - these things are not working well in the United States of America.

Maybe this is a product of the fact Abbott has a lot of ties to American think-tanks etc. Maybe it’s just Abbott embraces neoliberalism and America is the test case of what happens when you really embrace neoliberalism.

NOTE: Please tell me if I’ve missed anything? Any other ways Abbott is USA-ing Australia?

April 23, 2014   12 notes

'They are aghast that Australia has institutionalised mental torture on a massive scale, and facilitates the physical abuse of asylum seekers by sending them to places with inadequate medical facilities and an unacceptable risk of contracting malaria, dengue fever, cholera or infectious diarrhoea. They can’t believe that we do this to pregnant women and newborn babies. But we do.'

- Ben Pynt, an Australian who by day works in gas pipeline construction industry, and by night works with Manus Island, Nauru and Christmas Island detainees to get their formal complaints heard (complaints are taken more seriously if an Australian lodges them).

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