Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover


Anyways, I asked that question about music because I was listening to “Ice Cream” by Sarah McLachlan and it made me want to cry all of a sudden.

Also, Mary J. Blige’s duet with Sam Smith of “Stay With Me”. 

A music question for all my followers:

What are your favourite heartbreaking songs?

What songs make you cry? Or at least very emotional?


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There are a million and one ways to make art of paper (as we proved in our paper art post), but there’s one artist who recently caught our eye (again). Yulia Brodskaya, an artist and illustrator born in Moscow, creates stunning works of art using the quilled paper technique.

While quilled paper seems simple at first glance, we’ve never seen someone whose work matches Brodskaya’s in terms of detail, color and expressiveness. This art is create by rolling or bending strips of paper and gluing their side to the surface. This makes them essentially lines, but the paper’s width gives these “lines” a depth that 2d art can lack.

Via: boredpanda


hannah in the s10 sneak peak

I’m surprised that no one in the Welcome to Night Vale tag seems to be talking about the theme of outsider-ness in relation to Carlos



It was such a big deal in “Old Oak Doors” when Carlos was designated as an outsider to Night Vale. 

And now the theme has come up again. Night Vale is not welcoming to outsiders in general. It never was, but it seems to be getting less so. 

And no one is talking about what this could mean for Carlos?

Carlos referred to the desert otherworld as “The most scientifically interesting community” and he said that about Night Vale at one point, so my worry is that he’ll move on from Night Vale. Considering that Night Vale, to us, could honestly be considered a “desert otherworld”…

Carlos will be back at some point. He’s one of the main characters, he’s been there since the beginning. If this were another show, I might be afraid of the writers writing him off, but I seriously doubt that’s going to happen. Everyone loves Carlos and Dylan, and I really have the sense that Fink and Cranor are committed to him as a character. 

Back to my original point: When Steve Carlsburg called Carlos an outsider it was a huge deal. When it turned out that according to the laws of the universe Carlos was not a Night Valeian, there were fans who were upset not just because Carlos could not get back to Night Vale, but also because it meant that Night Vale was not as accepting as they thought it was. 

This is turning into a significant theme, and I’m wondering what peoples’ thoughts are on it. 



So I’ve been thinking about the lines “these masked interlopers wish to sway you with broad toothy smiles, but they are nightmares, Night Vale. They are lies incarnate,” and "The carnival workers smile wider, and wider, and wider, and wider" and it just makes so much sense to me that Night Vale would hate the carnival as much as it does when I think about them.

Like, forget the fear of mind control, forget Cecil’s desire to go to the carnival with Carlos, those lines sound exactly like something that Cecil would have said about StrexCorp. And the last time a group of outsiders came into town with nothing but smiles and seemingly good intentions was StrexCorp so can you imagine how Night Vale must have felt when the carnival came in and seemed to be doing the exact same thing?

For all they knew the carnival was just another company picnic and can you really blame anyone for freaking out when those memories are still pretty fresh?

There’s more I want to say about this, but I’m so tired I can’t get it all out in a way I want (thank you 5 am fire drills) but do you see what I’m saying?

Wide smiles and bright colors have given Night Vale no reason to do anything but chase the people responsible for them out of town.

like, this episode was definitely meant as a reminder that Night Vale is weird and insular and scary, and that Cecil’s perceptions are not always accurate and unbiased. and I’m sure all of that is going to become plot relevant and explored in detail soon enough.

but at the same time YEAH EXACTLY THIS, considering what happened last time a bunch of new people came to town, their reaction makes total sense. A carnival sounds a LOT like a company picnic if you don’t know any better.

The unsettling thing is that the lesson that Cecil and Night Vale have drawn from their experience with Strex is not how to resist oppression, but that outsiders are to be feared. 


After its first few seasons, which were more broadly monster-centered, Supernatural has turned its focus heavenward, to the metaphysical ministries of angels and demons. Now, a show that poaches so liberally from every belief system it’s ever met should be able to have some fun here with sexuality and gender. Angels in much of Christian tradition are ungendered beings of pure spirit, so it would make sense for the show’s angels to routinely transgress gender norms in the human bodies they take on as their vessels. It would be a great way to portray the angels’ non-humanity, showing them unwittingly and uncomprehendingly steamrolling over human gender roles because they simply do not know or care about this petty aspect of human life.

Alas, the show takes the lazy way out, adhering to the most narrowly patriarchal interpretation of angel gender. Most of the important angels are male, the female ones are seductive temptresses, and there’s no crossing or blurring of gender boundaries.


Not Exactly the New ‘Buffy’: The Many Failings Of ‘Supernatural’ [x] by Max Thornton

An excellent, if all too brief, article about SPN’s issues (that does not pretend that Whedon was perfect, above reproach), and one of the few that specifically talk about how ludicrous it is that Angels rigidly adhere to American gender norms.

(via exitpursuedbyasloth)

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Singer would say that that sounds like a great way to end the season. But then what do they do four weeks later?

WtNV prediction


Night Valeans will continue like this, Cecil will continue like this. Their hostility towards outsiders will increase, their xenophobia will intensify.

One day, Carlos will finally, finally come back, but though everything will look the same, it will not be the Night Vale he remembers, it will not be the Cecil he fell in love with. And Carlos too will be run out of town.

Or Cecil will see the error of his ways at that point?