if i look like andrew garfield and emulate an arctic monkeys song after i start T, y’all, you’re gonna be dead 

[on playing Spider-Man] “I see it as a massive challenge in many ways. To make it authentic. To make the character live and breathe in a new way. The audience already has a relationship with many different incarnations of the character. I do, as well. I’m probably going to be the guy in the movie theater shouting abuse at myself. But I have to let that go. No turning back. And I wouldn’t want to.”

During office hours, my professor proceeded to literally bow down to my integration of Edward Said and Albert Memmi into my finally paper, and we also mutually agreed that Said’s Orientalism and The Question of Palestine are fantastic books that are a must read, and we also talked about how articulate, accessible writing needs to become the norm in academia. There was also talk of graduate school. Needless to say, I’ve been very pleased with life since. 


“I really want people to like me. I’ve always wanted that. I love art and I try to make people like me through art.”“What kind of art do you do?”“I’m a musician. It’s always been the easiest thing for me. I used to have a really bad speech impediment, so music gave me a way to express myself without saying anything.”
O-funa color 045 (by mentaiko)


you decide how you define your gender and sexual and romantic orientations

you decide which pronouns are right for you

you decide how to present yourself and what to do with your own body

you decide the terms of your relationships with other people and reserve the right to cut them off if they are harmful or invalidating

you decide how you relate to your identities on any given day because these things aren’t always unmalleable

you decide your comfort zone, you decide your limits, you decide how you do you

and forget anyone who tries to tell you otherwise, for real.

(via qfk)


Meike Nixdorf

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(by Fernando Farfán)
♥107 "These contemporary Orientalist attitudes flood the press and the popular mind. Arabs, for example, are thought of as camel-riding, terroristic, hook-nosed, venal lechers whose undeserved wealth is an affront to real civilization. Always there lurks the assumption that although the Western consumer belongs to a numerical minority, he is entitled either to own or to expend (or both) the majority of the world resources. Why? Because he, unlike the Oriental, is a true human being."

— Edward Said, Orientalism

(Source: irwonder)


I’m missing my city tonight, but today I laid in the grass and worked on my iBook for one of my courses and read some Edward Said and watched The Silences of the Palaces (صمت القصور). The blue hour extends now beyond 7:30 PM. I will be leaving and returning. Everything is amazing and renewed.