The Day After The Election I Did Not Go Outside by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
BUT for a moment, to drive to the soul food spot on Congress ave. where utensils, large & made for the hands of no one living among us, hang on the walls & where the woman behind
the counter yells out my order before my second foot makes it in the door & where her laugh is like my sister’s or where her laugh is like my mother’s or where her laugh is like my grandmother’s or where her laugh
is like the laugh of a black woman who knows where the devil is hiding & knows how to shake him loose & in the soul food spot there are no devils but there is plenty sin & where you look at the sweet tea & your dentist gets a chill from miles away &
where, if the gossip is good enough, the smoke from the kitchen puffs into black halos & someone ain’t getting the catfish they ordered & where all is forgiven & where forgiveness is always dressed in something fried or sweet & where, around a circle
of spent plates, men with their full bellies & thin gold chains slap cards on a wooden table & where those men ignore the yelling & the marching on the television & where I imagine those men have seen this movie before & know its ending & yet are still
here to watch it again & where the plates rattle when one of the men shows his hand & says his partner ain’t shit & where I laugh because these men could be my father & around the right table, I am everyone’s child & where the stereo is from the 90s & so is everything that crawls out of it
& where Lauryn sings how you gon’ win if you ain’t right within & I am oh, I am right within for this small and shrinking moment. I am right within for this newborn praise, because the rain stopped & the clouds gave way earlier & yes, the darkness arrives sooner now & yes,
the streets were still slick, but on this day, the children were in them, dodging the streetlights on their small bikes & the girls leapt & whipped their long ponytails through the open mouths of two jump ropes & this is the only country they know & it is nothing
to get free when your only country is freedom & so I say, then: make a border around any place you are loved & call it yours. make a border around those who hold you up & build what you must to keep the devils out. I say, then: I know, I know
the burning cannot be unseen & on this night I claimed a new & fleeting empire, governed by soul food & loud black children & no one telling them to be quiet. governed by men who lose card games. governed by men who know they ain’t shit & the women
who know it better but have loved them for too long to stop now. oh country, my new and brief country. how I walk from you full & into the wreckage. how I wish you everywhere now. how I try to taste you in the air instead of blood.
BOOM! Colors. Sapphire, A.K.A- Laughy Sapphy (cause she laughs at your misery and, oh woops! Did she chip your tooth? Didn’t see that coming~). Clearly would be the Jammer with that future vision shizz.
I had a lot of fun with this one! <3 I really wanna draw Ruby as a Blocker. Or a cheerleader from the sidelines. In a biker outfit, holding a sign that proclaims her love for her baby…
Gonna have to sketch that one out real quick before I forget it…
- “white boys be like I’m not gonna even finish my sentence” - ALL of Oscar’s lines. That Stan. That Holmes. - “That clock insulted my fandom” - “Being left haded is a birth defect” - “
- “I have a question! HuuaAAAAAGHH!”
joined the chat and laughed with us. Sorry I saw him in Periscope, that’s one of
my personal highlights.
(-Ford joined too. Bill, Ford and Tad had hilarious conversations about kinks.) - “Goblin lives don’t matter!” - “I love cocaine it’s a magical fruit” - Stan has a better mustache than you!” -”Laughy Laughy Laugh, I’m dead, bye”
-B U I L D A W A L L
and literally all of the other line’s from Oscar -all bisexuals get maces -During the
pause for Steven Universe Ryan died again and the rest sang “All star”…
featuring a kazoo
-at some part everyone just sang “all star all star all star all star” and they
sounded like satan in a blender 2.0 (love you guys)
- also they sang baby got back
-“a woman should not be defined by her man’s Mercedes”
- DOGAN VISITED and chatted with us
- Ryan fandubbed History of Japan
- Judy’s ukulele version of peanut butter jelly
- peridot and lapis fused into dogan
After I read the chapter where it's revealed that Kaneki was abused by his mom, some people were saying that it looked like Kaneki was smiling as he was being beaten but I don't really see it...
I mean I can kinda see it
I mean his lips are curled up in a grin but by no means does it mean that Kaneki is happy in this situation. Kaneki in cannon is someone who both smiles and laughs in nervous and stressful situations. I mean it is a natural thing to me at least because I do the same thing, I laughed whenever I got yelled at or hit by my mother
But Kaneki started smiling when he got caught looking at Rize’s boobs, he smiled when he was late for meeting Shachi’s old subordinates.
Yet, the most canonical example is when Jason tortured him and he started to laugh
I think Kaneki laughing and smiling is a coping Mechanism for what he went through because it makes the situation less stressful as it lowers the chemicals that cause stress in your brain. I think Kaneki did it to keep himself from becoming depressed and keep him sane.