beautiful human beings list


  • you
  • all of you
  • including you
  • and of course you
  • no I haven’t forgotten you
  • yep you
  • stop hiding over there
  • you’re all beautiful


"Just close your eyes, the sun is going down

You’ll be alright, no one can hurt you now

Come morning light, you and I’ll be safe and sound”


what it’s like to be an artist, writer, musician, ….


i would give my left kidney for asexual taystee jefferson.

she’s an extrovert who cares more about her family in all its forms than she is in dating.

none of her flashbacks or current prison drama revolve around fucking.

when poussey kisses her she says she’s “not like that” but cuddling is fine and she obviously enjoys that - why is everyone assuming she means she’s straight?

when she yells at p in the library she never says the issue is that she liked her, it’s that she liked her “like that” and “wanted her to take off her clothes and shit” - those are not the words of someone uncomfortable with a lesbian. those are the words of someone uncomfortable with sex.

she jokes about sex but it’s /always/ a joke. “a nubian king with a nubian thing”? come on. she uses it like a punchline. she uses it like an ace.

can you imagine? if any show were to have some ace representation, i could see it being orange is the new black. and can you imagine it being TAYSTEE? the fan favorite, loud and happy and dancing - sings like an angel, stings like a bee - can you imagine? taystee saying, “no, i’m asexual. not like a fucking plant, like a person. i just don’t like it.” can you IMAGINE? allosexual people being forced to see an ace character who wasn’t a novelty or a joke or treated like it was a disorder? can you imagine allosexual people actually /hearing/ the word asexual on one of the most popular tv shows that exists right now? can you even imagine?


If someone says “I love u” and you say “I love u 2” back, make sure you add “no Bono” so they know you mean that you love them too, not just the legendary Irish rock band U2

An article about how the queen hates selfies popped up on my Twitter feed last week. Granted, this is my fault for following the Daily Mail on Twitter.

The queen admitted “how strange” she found the selfie phenomenon, which can really only be expected for someone who ascended to the throne in 1953. The issue is that this article spawned several others, to the point that I was reading about her comments on CTV.

Monarchies should be irrelevant by now and Queen Elizabeth’s opinion on selfies is typical and benign. But it was a story on several prominent news sites — above stories about the conflict in Gaza, the plight of the Yazidis and U.S. immigration reform. Like the monarchy itself, the Queen’s comments were pointless and took up too much of our time.

This is just another way the monarchy diverts public attention from actual issues, like what a useless institution the monarchy actually is. Abolishing the monarchy usually comes across as a radical stance, but there aren’t a lot of practical reasons to keep it around.

Proponents of monarchies usually insist that the tourist revenue is well worth the expense. These people don’t realize that most tourist revenue is historical. People aren’t going to stop visiting the Tower of London or Hampton Court because we’re not paying to house the Queen’s pack of Welsh corgis. People haven’t stopped going to Versailles and the French finished off their monarchy in 1789. The sale of Windsor crest paper weights or chintzy tea towels with Prince William’s face on them is hardly keeping the British economy afloat.

There’s also the argument that the monarchy acts as a check on the power of the government, but the crown is both neutral and politically ineffectual. If you remember anything from high school social studies, you’ll remember that democratic institutions include a system of checks and balances. It’s not like every country without a monarchy is a dictatorship — the French and the Americans come to mind.

And if those aren’t enough reasons to hate the monarchy, there’s always that time Prince Harry dressed up as a Nazi.

It’s ludicrous that the Queen finds selfies ridiculous when I can go to the UK and purchase mugs with the faces of her inbred overly toothy relatives plastered across them. When I’m finished purchasing these mugs with money that has her face on it, I can ship them to Canada using postage stamps that also have the Queen’s face on them. Even in a different country, she can find money that has her face on it. The only woman on Canadian money is an old lady whose greatest accomplishment is having an uncle that abdicated the throne so he could get a divorce.

Sure, the royal baby looks pretty cute. But the constant photos of him are a lot less adorable when you remember that this baby will grow up in unbelievable wealth based on nothing more than genealogy and an archaic tradition.

Honestly, if prominent political figures are going to start giving their opinions on harmless Internet trends, I’d rather hear from Prime Minister Stephen Harper. His opinion would probably be as dull, but at least he has a real job.

Say what you like about my Instagram account, but at least you can’t purchase a teapot with my face on it. I’m also not making millions of people pay for my extravagant lifestyle on account of tradition and my inbred bloodline. Queen Elizabeth II might hate selfies, but I think millenials are still coming out ahead.

— This week, a brilliantly hilarious friend of mine published this fabulous commentary on the monarchy, selfies, and chintzy tea towels.  (via alisonisthegreateststar)