consumptiveness

anonymous asked:

tiny lucio: "I like hockey, really underground techno, and REVOLUTION" tiny lucio: "There is no ethical consumption under late capitalism, but I really want a new laptop." tiny lucio: "Gender is a social construct now watch me do this sick kickflip."

I love tiny lucio with all my heart…… He’s a good kid

anonymous asked:

Why are you such a bitch when replying to your followers? They express their love for you and your conceited ass acts too fucking good for them. You ain't shit sweetheart! Oh and fyi your clothes look like cut up trash bags.

i can appreciate love and also be critical of the things ppl say to me :)

just because you show someone love doesnt mean they have to swallow everything u say even if u offend them. im a human being not a commodity for your consumption. 

if u cant handle that then this isnt the space for you. and i can assure u sending me anon insults isnt gonna change shit or make u feel better about yourself.

also cut up trash bag is actually such a #LOOK so thank you lmfao bye  and good riddance <3

Gavroche was a cat with a sharp, satirical look, as if he intended to recall his namesake in the novel. Smaller than Enjolras, he was endowed with abrupt and comical agility, and in the stead of the puns and argot of the Paris gamin, he indulged in the funniest capers, leaps, and attitudes…
Sometimes he would bring in to his meals, in order to treat them, consumptive friends of his, so starved that every rib in their body showed, having nothing but skin and bones, whom he had picked up in the course of his excursions and wanderings, for he was a kind-hearted fellow… Whenever I saw Gavroche’s companions, I remembered the lettering under one of Gavarni’s drawings: “A nice lot, the friends you are capable of proceeding with!” But after all it was merely a proof of Gavroche’s kindness of heart, for he was quite able to polish off the plateful himself.
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-Theophile Gautier “My Private Menagerie” aka The Best Cat AU

Can we all take a long moment to appreciate Kitty-Gavroche going out to wander the streets and bringing home stray cats to share his meals?


(And then can we take another moment for a mental image of Kitty-Enjolras being shaved like a poodle to enhance his leonine looks. Spoilers, it didn’t work.)

(And then another moment for Kitty-Eponine sitting at dinner table with humans on account of her having better table manners than most kids.)

anonymous asked:

I'm with biostrange tbh, the consumption of Life Is Strange should be limited to the 3% of the population that is non-straight so when the game sales flop we can blame it on the heteropatriarchy

That’s a good point. Then when they start making games without any gay people so the other 97% of the population is allowed to play them we can go back to complaining about how there’s not enough lgbt representation.

Late night before sleep thoughts but that agnes varda quote about seeing a fairly limited number of films when she was young really resonated with me, it really speaks imo about two things, the liberating and equalizing element of internet consumption, meaning that even us without much economic or cultural capital received within primary institutions of family and education have access to a variety of content, but actually my second point invalidates the first from a certain angle, well not invalidates…. it actually makes it more complex, cultural capital shapes taste, it shapes cultural habits, also cultural capital capital facilitates success in educational institutions, cultural capital is often paralel with economic one. In a way it opens a path to certain professions, thats why its wonderful to see when someone from a working class / proletarian background despite the odds manages to enter those professions. But ultimately they have much more to offer with their insight. When youre working class, you acquire certain interests, you are catching up with your bourgeouis peers, but you have a much more valuable perception on politics, taste, and so on. Im rambling. I need to sleep.

I find it really disturbing honestly just like this idea that some level of consumption is at all normal but only for us. Like eg in some countries middle incomes are rising and therefore per capita meat consumption has also risen, with meat production being as resource and energy intensive as it is, and oh, suddenly it’s out of control

The consumption tax… can only be regarded as a payment for permission-to-live. It implies that a man will not be allowed to advance or even sustain his own life unless he pays, off the top, a fee to the State for permission to do so. The consumption tax does not strike me, in its philosophical implications, as one whit more noble, or less presumptuous, than the income tax.

anonymous asked:

i actually really like and admire that dan and phil are so private and if they are dating, they want to keep it private. their relationship is so special to them that they don't want to share it for the internet's obsession or consumption. it means too much to them and it's so special and as much as i would like to know if phan is real, i like that they are keeping it private and just for themselves, they seem really happy

i understand them. things are more special in private.

i think it comes back to how women are always going to be seen as open for consumption for men. like even our sexuality is for their pleasure and nothing more. the idea that i can want to have sex with a girl but still be exclusively available to men. fukt up!

Part of the healing process, is bringing up issues that want to be resolved.

You will be receiving a Reiki attunement. An attunement is a process of empowerment that opens your crown, heart and palm chakras, and connects you to the source of Universal Life Force Energy. It clears, balances and heals energetically, and enables you to bring in Reiki energy.

To assist your attunement process, it is helpful to prepare. You might already be experiencing some clearing and shifting, which can manifest in health, relationships, increased awareness, or other ways. It is good to actively support and work with this process, so the attunement energy can create the greatest benefits for you. Below are some optional steps to consider taking over the next few days before the class. Of course, follow your inner guidance about what works well for you.

1. Eat lightly for a few days prior to the attunement. Avoid red meat (chicken or fish is ok.) Increase your consumption of water, fruits, and vegetables.

2. Minimize your use of coffee and caffeine drinks or stop completely. They create imbalances in the nervous and endocrine systems. Consume no caffeine drinks on the morning of the attunement (decaf is ok.)

3. Consume no alcoholic beverages for at least three days prior to the attunement.

4. Minimize or stop using sweets. Avoid artificial sweeteners.

5. If you smoke cut back and smoke as little as possible on the day of the attunement.

6. Meditate for 15-20 minutes a day the week before the attunement, using a style you are familiar with or simply spend time in silence or being alone.

7. Reduce or eliminate time watching TV, listening to the radio, or the news.

8. Spend time outside. Go for quiet walks, spend time with nature.

9. Give more attention to the subtle impressions and sensations within and around you. Listen with all of your senses.

10. Spend time with yourself. Honor who you are. Take warm baths/showers and relax as much as possible. Listen to relaxing music.

I wish much peace in your Reiki journey.

—  An email I just received
Whole Foods is a point of entry into a new version of American whiteness, one which leans on a pseudo recognition of diversity through sanitized food presentation. It offers a new order of “otherness” in which the other is a pleasant-looking piece of food, totally safe, and with a pedigree. Within the Whole Foods’ bubble we are turned instantly sophisticated, and the store becomes the place where we can self-indulge in notions of cosmopolitan openness to world products and political struggles. To buy an avocado “with a background” ends up, dangerously, filling the space of our urge for political awareness. The store did the math for us, as well as all the thinking, so we can “shop with confidence” and just relax.

The whole process does something rather particular: It creates the illusion of an “independent” understanding within the larger implications of corporate intervention in defining a food’s background. In establishing a perimeter of commercial values based on social responsibility, Whole Foods depoliticizes us. Worse, for those already sinking into the hybrid life of a world without politics, it offers a parachute, a sort of immunity: “I shop here so, by extension, I know a thing or two about social awareness.”

Whole Foods unavoidably widens the gap between people who have everything and people who have nothing: How can super expensive foods that look like an invention of Edward Weston’s camera - that the majority of the world cannot afford, or would laugh about - be synonymous with social responsibility? This is truly a modern enigma.

The recent situation with quinoa, the “hot” and “trendy” new grain that we are suddenly unable to live without - and without which we are suddenly missing essential nutrients to keep us alive - is case in point. Paola Flores, filing for the AP from La Paz, Bolivia, reports that “[t]he scramble to grow more (quinoa) is prompting Bolivian farmers to abandon traditional land management practices, endangering the fragile ecosystem of the arid highlands, agronomists say.” A quinoa emergency, then, at the bulk bins. A separate exposé published in the Guardian goes even further: “[T]here is an unpalatable truth to face for those of us with a bag of quinoa in the larder. The appetite of countries such as ours for this grain has pushed up prices to such an extent that poorer people in Peru and Bolivia, for whom it was once a nourishing staple food, can no longer afford to eat it. Imported junk food is cheaper. In Lima, quinoa now costs more than chicken.” Whether we blame vegans or hipsters or the organic food movement or a lack of appropriate trade regulations, the troubling truth about quinoa represents that repetitive drama between the West and rest in which our voracious consumption depletes yet another land and another people.

Whole Foods widens the gaps, and it does so in the most subtle and displacing manner, giving us an environment (the actually sanitized, spotless physical space) that is the embodiment of an elite (yet perceived as “open,” especially through the chain’s less pricey “360” product line) that finds itself at home within a soulless, sterilized experiences. The notion of gentrification has been surpassed, attaining the space of a perennial state of mind. This is where even an apple turns into an object/jewelry of desire, not of need, or at least of normality. In that sense, Whole Foods is simply the last piece in the long, familiar chain of shifting perceptions in neo-capitalistic societies that exploded after the Second World War, in which the creation and multiplication of desires is central to the self-preservation of the system.
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“Shipwrecked in Whole Foods”

- neoliberal notions of “you are what you consume”

- consumptive whiteness- the notion of the sophisticated white, western consumer