more than ten times

I know girls who spill I’m sorry’s from their mouths like they pump blood
to their veins.
Sometimes, I am one.
I know girls who apologize for asking
to go to the bathroom in class,
who apologize for everything
because they feel like they are taking
up more than their fair share of space
on this planet.
Everything starts with an I’m sorry
and ends with one too,
constant bookends that we don’t
even notice anymore.
We delete her apology the way we
delete likes and ums from speech.
I know girls with ten times more apologies
than misdemeanors
and I wonder how often they hear
It’s okay.
You’re more than okay.
—  “I’m sorry” by Claire Luisa

To my future love,

I hope you’re not waiting for me to complete you.

I hope you go to the movies with yourself, cook yourself dinner, and buy yourself flowers.

I hope you don’t get lonely at night when the bed feels far too big and the pillow next to you is empty.

I hope you make silly faces at children and smile at strangers instead of looking at the ground.

I hope you show yourself patience and affection instead of seeking those things from others.

I hope you dance around your kitchen and get so lost in your joy that you burn the food.

I hope you learn to forgive yourself for your flaws and past mistakes.

I hope you love yourself, darling.

And I hope you know I can’t wait to love you ten times more than you possibly could.

—  Z.MLetter #5 to you, wherever you are.  
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#a more profound brond 

Bonus:

Art trade of Achilles and Patroclus for @niarchery! She gave me a few different ideas to choose from, but I knew I wanted to draw her suggestion of Achilles in drag seducing Patroclus. If you haven’t read The Song of Achilles, Achilles has to hide as a woman for a good deal of time until Patroclus comes to rescue him, and while this scene might not be entirely canon, it should be. Hope you enjoy, Nia!

Doctor Who Rewatch(3x13) Last of the Time Lords

Right then! Off we go. The open road. There is a burst of star fire right now off the coast of Meta Sigma Folio. Oh, the sky is like oil on water. Fancy a look? Or back in time. We could, I don’t know. Charles the Second? Henry the Eighth? I know! What about Agatha Christie? I’d love to meet Agatha Christie. Bet she’s brilliant— Okay.
“I just can’t
.”
"Yeah.”
“Spent all these years training to be a doctor, now I’ve got people to look after. They saw half of the planet slaughtered and they’re devastated. I can’t leave them.”
“Of course not. Thank you. Martha Jones, you saved the world.”

“Yes I did. I spent a lot of time with you thinking I was second best, but you know what? I am good. You gonna be alright?”
“Always, yeah.”

  • friend: let's watch a new movie tonight
  • me: here's a better idea
  • me: why don't we watch this movie I like
  • me: I've only seen it 47 times

This is what our Queens are doing to help our people. PLEASE SHARE @blaccbuttafly74 via
Minneapolis, Minnesota superintendent Bernadeia Johnson is making sure that students of color are getting the same treatment as white students when it comes to suspension in their schools. Black children are suspended ten times more than white students and she wants to make sure that changes. In order to do so she has come up with new guidelines for her schools.

Whenever a school in Johnson’s district wants to suspend a student for a non-violent offense they must first bring it to her attention and get her permission to do so before officially suspending the student. She had also put guidelines in earlier this year that suspensions were not allowed for children from pre-kindergarten through first grade. This is a great thing that the superintendent is doing and could have a very positive effect on students of color in these schools. Unfortunately this problem does not just lie in Minnesota. Over-suspension of students of color happens in every state in America.

The guidelines that were set out by Johnson were part of an agreement with the Civil Rights office at the U.S. Department of Education. This agreement states that it is going to increase the staff at public school and increase the student involvement at the schools. They want to give all students a chance to get the best education that they possibly can and have all students treated as equals. Data from a study of schools across the country shows that 20% of black boys are suspended during their school career and 12% of black girls are.

Johnson is setting an example for school districts all over the nation in showing that the suspension rates for students of color are far too high and something needs to be done about it. The preschool to prison pipeline is still a very real thing and so many students are not getting the education that they deserve because they are being unfairly punished. Some students never recover from these punishments and end up feeling like they are already labeled as bad kids, so why not continue with the bad behavior. This lands them in prison at early ages.

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Misha makes one…. fine-apple

Hannibal is ten times more rebellious, more genuinely insightful than any show that HBO, FX, or AMC has put out, and yet NBC let it go due to low viewership, having no concept of its growing cult status and its sterling online reputation. The axing of Hannibal will go down as NBC’s Freaks & Geeks and Firefly all rolled into one, a lasting, shaming indictment of NBC’s programming department and the way success is measured by the numbers in primetime television.
—  Chris Cabin, The Best TV Shows on Amazon Prime Right Now (collider.com, 12 May, 2016)