i dont think goosebumps books ever came into print i think they just mystically appeared in public school libraries one day already in mediocre condition
this sounds like a plot for a goosebumps book about goosebumps books
I can’t figure out a way to stylishly microblog this passage, but I’ve been raving happily about it to my friends for the last week, so I’m going to just post it with my favourite bits bolded. This is from Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, which spent a lot more time…
shit boy its hot as hell out here someone bring me some fuckin lemonade
my favorite thing about the skeleton meme is we’ve all collectively decided on a speech pattern for them without realizing it
Commissioned painting from a month or so ago
Not that I know of! However, I’m gonna start one, right here, right now. I’m sure I’ll miss a few but I’m inviting everyone here to add bands they know. Below are some currently active punk/hardcore/indie/alt bands that are fronted by, or in which half the band is made up of, women of color and/or LGBTQ people of color:
Try The Pie
The Younger Lovers
Permanent Ruin - soundcloud / tumblr
The Mighty Paradocs - facebook // myspace
White Noise Supremacists
Omega Sirius Moon
The Ch’izhii’s « does anyone have any music links?
Kera and the Lesbians
Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries
Destruye Y Huye
Lozen ««< ????
Obama Youth - facebook
Rayos X - last.fm
Tuberculosis - last.fm
Bascom (w folks from sourpatch)
Ephemera «< ????
Bedrooms «< is this riiite??
Blood Horses BATTY
Alyssa of See-Through Girls
Laura of Heavy Bangs
1000 Lights ««???
This Or That
Punk Funk Mob
Wizard Apprentice (formerly fat transfer) (Tumblr) (Soundcloud)
Oxygen Facial FKA Melting Wreck
Beast Nest - Soundcloud / Tumblr
Sangre de Abajo
Centre «< ???
Fanciulla Gentile - Soundcloud / Tumblr
Kai from Self Defense Family (and Bloomer!) ««???
Horregias - soundcloud // tumblr
The Golfas - soundcloud // youtube
The Breathing Light - tumblr // facebook
TV Tramps - facebook
Bat Vomit - Scum Bastard (Youtube)
Dead Rez Reflex
Baby Shampoo «« ????
Its Morning Somewhere Helms Alee
JD’s Revenge «< ??????
Criaturas - bandcamp // soundcloud
Big Joanie - bandcamp // soundcloud
Bushoong « ??
Moor Mother Goddess - soundcloud // bandcamp
Atomic Tan Lines
Bike Crash Ziyoou Vachi (Queen Bee) - youtube ” KUCHISAKE ONNA / 女王蜂 - 口裂け女”
Lior from Gay Panic
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in The Dilapidation - youtube video
Girl in a Coma
Langton Drive - facebook / bandcamp
Virgin Gun Club
how the hell are some of u guys 13/14
when i was that age i was unironically watching shitty amvs on youtube and roleplaying on gaia
BACK IN MY DAY SMUT FICS WERE CALLED LEMONS
BOYXBOY DONT LIKE DONT READ
When I was 13 youtube didn’t exist and you had to download your amvs for eight hours on a dial up modem with a filesharing program and the sound wouldn’t work because the computers would never have the right plugins to read the compression right.
No torrents either, if someone picked up the phone and cut the connection or your uploader signed off you had to start again from scratch.
Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.”
Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets.
Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets.
When she started out, Veronika states,
“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.”
And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”
Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”
You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.
To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/
For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.
For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/
Important in so many ways.
This is amazing and wonderful.
I’ve never been more emotional about any social media post in my entire life
UPDATE: guys Beth Broderick tweeted yesterday that this Salem is THE SAME SALEM!!! He’s 20 years old man!!!! 20!
That Salem is still kicking is all I care about.