Happy Birthday Sylvia Plath! Read 21 of the Author’s Most Profound, Sincere & Intense Quotes

Born today in 1932, Sylvia Plath was one of the most renowned and influential poets, novelists, and short story writers of the 20th century. Born in Boston, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. Credited for advancing the genre of confessional poetry, Plath’s hard-hitting prose is known for its honesty, rawness and sincerity. e encourage everyone to take a peek inside one of the most intense minds of literature.

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anonymous asked:

"No thank you. I have to go" DEAN'S FACE AFTER HE SAYS THAT HE LOOKS SO DISSAPOINTED LIKE "Why didn't you call me a sweet pet name Cas ;_;? 'No thank you sweethrart'? Anything?"

I thought it was Dean feeling upset Cas decided to up and leave, again. I mean, they can never get any quality time together! There’s always a fire to put out. 

The myopic focus on Donald Trump’s rightwing and racist rhetoric cannot, in and of itself, undo the sense of disappointment and cynicism black millennials feel toward the Democratic party. As for the Clinton supporters who suggest that Trump represents a unique threat to free speech – do they believe that Trump will execute an executive order banning protests? Will he mobilize the military to stop demonstrations? Because this generation has already endured a violent crackdown on the Occupy encampments in the winter and spring of 2012 coordinated by Barack Obama’s FBI.

Black millennials who have taken up the cause of Black Lives Matter have already endured teargas, live ammunition, dogs, false arrest, military tanks, police beatings, fees, fines, prison time, jail, surveillance, infiltration and harassment. All with a black president at the helm. […] The insistence that things will simply get worse under Trump as the motivation to vote for Clinton is to gloss over, if not ignore, the deep and profound ways that young people are already suffering. Yes, life can always get worse, but this narrow fixation ignores the more pressing question: how do things get better?
Dark Room Meditation For Accessing Higher Dimensions

Dark Room Meditation/Therapy for DMT production is a practice that has been used for thousands of years by sages endeavoring to unlock the great mystery to life.

Looking for a drug-free, quick-fix, to having the most profound spiritual experiences available to man? Ever heard of dark room therapy or, as they call it in Thailand, dark room enlightenment?

This is an ancient practice where an initiate secludes oneself in pitch black darkness for up to fifteen days, in complete silence.

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anonymous asked:

I'm no shipper but this - "I think the single occurance that created @SamHeughan is probably more than I could ask for in one lifetime" - who in the right of mind with another SO would say something so profound, poetic, and full of love about their co-star? Than again, Cait goes on a denial spree like no other. Come on woman, own your man like you do your feminism!

Oh anon, come over here and let me hug you! There is no one who is that big of a doormat to let their gorgeous, ex-super model SO talk about her co-stars ass and that he’s a gift from god, and be completely ok with it. Claim your man Cait! You can do it!

anonymous asked:

Um okay but road trip reylo

okay so here’s the deal: never commit to someone you haven’t taken a road trip with. it will teach you whether or not you can live with each other and how you deal with crises and whether your ideas about shit like money and time and sleep and food mesh, which is super important. i went on a small road trip to Disneyland with my roommate before we actually found a place together, and i 100% recommend this vetting process.

having said that….these two would probably be the kind who did NOT want to go on a road trip together (like maybe they were both driving somewhere for the holidays from college and only agreed because it’s cost-effective?) and would begin this journey bickering like the most bitter of enemies over the smallest shit.
i’d like to think that they accidentally happen upon all the ways they agree with each other on what might be trivialities, but make up a lot of day-to-day life, and they can’t agree on a radio station, but her frugality and his practicality mix well, and Kylo makes Rey stop at stupid tourist places because she obviously wants to see them, but won’t say so, while Rey forces Kylo to call it a night before it gets ridiculously late and he sleeps a lot better under orders from her than he would if he’d stopped when he’d thought maybe just maybe he could push himself a bit farther before pulling in to a hotel.

there would definitely be bed-sharing at some point because (i am a slut for it) there’s only one room available and it’s not like they planned ahead and can complain about a lack of rooms when they were playing it by ear for where to stop for the night.
Kylo tries real hard to fit himself into approximately three inches of bed, but it completely fails. Rey, on the other hand, is worried she somehow offends (does she smell? is she so annoying he’s physically repulsed??) and keeps to her own unsuccessful three inches of bed. They have a gulf between them when they go to sleep, but they wake up in each others’ space and Rey clings when Kylo tries to move, so he freezes. They get a later start than usual because he’s terrified to wake her up and get punched for touching her, and it’s a much more tense…and then much more interesting trip from there on.


When you are alone with yourself all the time, with no one but yourself. You begin to go deeper and deeper into yourself until you loose yourself. It’s a perverse contradiction. It’s like your ego begins to disintegrate until you have no ego. Not in the sense that you become humble or gain some kind of perspective, but that you literally loose your sense of self. And I’m not sure if anyone, unless they have gone through it can truely understand how profound that loss is. It’s like the psychic glue that binds your whole notion of existence is gone and you become unglued. I think therefore I am, I think too much therefore I am not. I am not therefore I am nothing therefore I am dead and if I am dead then why I am still so goddamn lonely?

as animals, we walk the earth. as bearers of divine essence, we are among the stars. as human beings, we are caught in the middle, seeking to reconcile the paradox of how to make our way upon earth while striving for something more permanent and more profound.

You’ll slip. You’ll make the same mistakes. But will you turn back to Him? There is a profound strength in that. Traveling the same road over and over again. Looking at your surroundings and thinking to yourself, I’ve been here before. It’s tiring, being brought down and having to rebuild. Not everyone rebuilds. It takes a tremendous amount of humility to get down on your knees, to pick those pieces up and put them together again. 

But every time you do, you’re stronger, though you may not realize it. You’re willing to fight a battle you thought you won and that’s humbling. You’re admitting that you’re falliable. That takes strength. You’re willing to keep fighting, and you’re enduring.

There’s an irony in asking for forgiveness. The doubt that lingers in our minds. Will He accept me? But we turn back to Him because He put that inside of us. We didn’t come to terms with that guilt by ourselves. He is with you. He is right there. And you’re not rebuilding on your own. 


I know I’ve said a lot of angry things tonight and I can’t guarantee that’s over. It comes from a place of profound hurt. At age 43 should I care this much about a relationship involving people I don’t know? Perhaps.

But I want you to look at this photo set and really observe them. Regardless of current gossip that Gillian has been “quietly dating” a guy that looks like Mr Bean for “several months”, I still refuse to believe that Gillovny was NOT real at some point. My best guess is that from 2012 and 2013 (maybe casually) they got involved and it got more serious in 2015 onward. I truly believe that. They’ve never looked as happy as they did (with anyone) than they did with each other in the last few years. And I don’t think they were acting. There was a tremendous amount of love, attraction, and joy between them.

But it was complicated: the long distance, their kids and the inability to move secondary to their kids, legitimate trust issues on both their parts (Gillian especially since she observed David’s behavior at it’s worse in the 90’s) and a lot of water under the bridge. Not to mention the fact that they had to keep their relationship secret, which is not only difficult, but hurtful to the other person. I’d be pretty upset if I were Gillian.

My position is that they were together and ended things this summer. Hence the Chewie’s EX girlfriend and that she tweeted that she had another boyfriend (with the dog). My feeling is that they decided to end things, but she may have been the catalyst because of a) him cheating, b) inability to commit, c) long distance or D) they just weren’t working as a couple. And there was a certain amount of anger there w the ex GF thing and flaunting her new boyfriend, which suggests she was angry and hurt by how things ended.

I’ve never been a Gillian, David, or Gillovny apologist. I’ve never drunk the Gillovny kool aid until recently (watching their con appearances, BTS, press, and the amount of time they spent together in the last year). But we can’t deny her ex GF tweets and changing her ENTIRE BLOG NAME to reflect her change in status.

I know these two people love each other because we’ve all seen it, we’ve felt it and journalists have written about their relationship.

This isn’t fucking exciting news that should be celebrated by fringe obstreperous blogs (who think Gillian is attracted to them because they’re delusional). This is shitty news for a lot of folks: people who were/are excited by season 11 (complete with CGI so they don’t need to be in the same place) because CC is a third rate fucking hack who will shit all over our TV screens as per usual without the Gillovny chemistry) And if Gillian is not so quietly dating Mr Bean, there’s one less draw for viewers who followed the show partly for that reason. I can attest that if I saw a repeat of Kimmel while they were dating others I would throw up.

My true hurt for them is profound and I’ve gotten some distance, unlike other blogs. And it still kills me.

Yeah, I’m the asshole who cared too much about two actors. But we do have left? A likely shit show for season 11 and actors who play up their relationship because they can.

I’ve cried. I feel sick. And it’s my own fault for giving a fuck in the first place. I won’t make that mistake again.

anonymous asked:

Hey I saw some mbti post and I wanted to hear your opinion! 😊 I saw a few posts on mbti+dangan ronpa and almost all gave smthing different for Ko but I think infj suits him more? Because he shares traits with infj. But enfp suits him too... so idk. Sorry if you don't want to be asked on smthing like this, it's ok if u don't reply! 😀

!!! No, thanks for the ask, I love talking about this stuff even if I’m not very knowledgeable, haha.

I tend to view Ko as an ENFP; imo the description for ENFP Suits him very well;

The theme for ENFPs is inspiration, both of themselves and others.

Talents lie in grasping profound significance, revealing truths, and motivating others.

Very perceptive of others’ hidden motives and purposes.

Interested in everything about individuals and their stories as long as they are genuine.

Contagious enthusiasm for “causes” that further good and develop latent potential and the same zeal for disclosing dishonesty and inauthenticity.

Frequently moved to enthusiastically communicate their “message.”

I mean, that’s pretty Ko, no?

INFJ is as such;

The INFJ theme is foresight.

Use their insights to deal with complexity in issues and people, often with a strong sense of “knowing” before others know themselves.

Talents lie in developing and guiding people.

Trust their inspirations and visions, using them to help others.

Thrive on helping others resolve deep personal and ethical dilemmas.

Private and complex, they bring a quiet enthusiasm and industry to projects that are part of their vision.

While some of these points fit Ko, I think ENFP fits him more? Also, ENFPs are EXTREMELY moralistic when it comes to their own personal morals. You can be best friends with an ENFP for months, but if you say one thing that goes against their important moral belief, it’s probably you can kiss that friendship goodbye. (This has happened to me, lololol)

And this is what happens in Chapter 3 with Tsumiki and Ko; he got along alright with her before, but once she did something he thought was out of despair, he didn’t care about her reasons or circumstances, he found her crime utterly unforgiveable even when he didn’t know any of the details.

Plus, this also happens in Chapter 5 with Ko and the others. For gods sake, he loved Hinata, but when he found out he was part of Ultimate Despair, he started treated him like dirt and plotted to have him and the others all killed. (Of course, he hesitates, and just like with Maizono in DR1, this hesitation is his downfall, in the end.)
Mormon Church Comes Out Against LGBT Conversion Therapy in New Website
The site "Mormon and Gay" stresses understanding and tolerance of the LGBT communty, even as many of the church's official policies remain the same.

The Mormon Church is launching a new website intended to soften the religion’s tone toward its LGBT members following a recent policy that branded married same-sex couples as “apostates.”

Mormon and Gay, an official website sponsored through the Church of Latter-Day Saints, stresses tolerance and understand of what the church calls “same-sex attraction,” as the church has historically refused to recognize that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender as a fixed orientation or identity. The site’s front page banner stresses its new message: “God Loveth His Children.”

The changes in the church’s rhetoric are small but profound.

“Many people pray for years and do all they can to be obedient in an effort to reduce same-sex attraction, yet find they are still attracted to the same sex,” the website reads. “A change in attraction should not be expected or demanded as an outcome by parents or leaders.”

This statement is a reference to conversion therapy, the widely condemned practice of seeking to “change” the sexuality or gender identity of LGBT youth.

In 2009, the American Psychological Association advised mental health practitioners and to avoid telling clients that they can change their sexual orientation through therapy or other treatments.” “There is insufficient evidence to support the use of psychological interventions to change sexual orientation,” the APA added. “Scientifically rigorous older studies in this area found that sexual orientation was unlikely to change due to efforts designed for this purpose.”

The LDS Church spoke out against conversion therapy for the first time in March.

“The Church denounces any therapy that subjects an individual to abusive practices,” said Eric Hawkins, who serves as the spokesperson for the Mormon Church, in a statement. “We hope those who experience the complex realities of same-sex attraction find compassion and understanding from family members, professional counselors and church members.”

“It’s a nice counter to the ‘You can pray the gay away,’” Erika Munson, co-founder of Mormons Building Bridges, a support group for LGBT Mormons and their allies, told The Associated Press. “You hear that less and less in Mormonism but it’s still a big part of our culture.”

Through testimonials, the new website preaches that being LGBT isn’t a choice.

“I now speak directly to church members who experience same-sex attraction or identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual,” L. Whitney Clayton, an elder in the church, said in a video posted to the site. “We want you to know we love you. You are welcome. We want you to be part of our congregations.”

The tweaks to the religion’s official rhetoric, however, do not include changes in its doctrinal policy. Being LGBT is still considered a “sin” in the Mormon Church.

The Church has not stated how the call for inclusion and acceptance will extend to its controversial decision to bar anyone in a legally recognized same-sex union from participating in services. The policy, instituted in November 2015, also states that the children of married gay couples are blocked from baptism until they turn 18. In order to receive the blessing of Christ, children must “specifically [disavow] the practice of same-gender cohabitation and marriage.”

This conservative shift was a shock to many after years of increasing cooperation between the Mormon church and the LGBT community following the passage of Proposition 8 in 2008. The Church of Latter-Day Saints was instrumental in the repeal of same-sex marriage in California, funding the effort to overturn it at the ballot box.

That led to a great deal of soul-searching in the LDS Church, as well as the historic passage of employment nondiscrimination laws in Utah.

In 2015, Church leaders worked with LGBT rights groups to pass a bill preventing LGBT workers from being fired on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. That legislation, widely known as the “Utah Compromise,” passed by a wide margin in both the House and Senate, given the thumbs up by a combined vote of 88 to 15.

Clayton hopes that in amending the continued rift between these two groups, the website will prove a step in the right direction. In recent years, church attendance has continued to drop — especially among LGBT congregants. In a 2016 survey from John Dehlin of the Mormon Stories podcast, he found that two-thirds of LGBT respondents had left the Mormon church. Those who stayed experienced evelated rates of depression.

“We hope it will help people minister to one another,” Clayton said. “That it will increase love, that it will help increase hope.”


I saw the love of my life kelli o’hara in concert tonight and cried for basically the entire concert and the entire 1.5 hour ride home and it’s 1:38 am and I’m still crying and I don’t forsee a time when I stop crying but ANYWAY kelli is so important to me for a lot of reasons and she is the kindest most gracious angel and she put on SUCH a wonderful show with a beautiful selection of music including THIS SONG which is one of my fave songs from one of my fave shows and ok something I really love about kelli is how deeply she engages with the world and how much passion and love she has for literally everything like she just finds poetry and inspiration and joy in the most simple things and exudes that energy on stage and in the stories she tells and music she sings and that’s one of the reasons I feel so connected to her like I feel like we both have the same insatiable affection for everything around us and profound gratitude for our journeys ANYWAY after she sang this gorgeous gorgeous song she was like “this song is a reminder to me to never let go of something that feels meaningful to you" which is like my personal mantra so it made me really emotional to hear her say it and I’m just so happy I was able to go tonight honestly things have been really tough lately but this was really really wonderful and also her hair looked so good I cried about it

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  1. I have a crippling phobia of flies that sends me into fits and even panic attacks when one (even a smol one) is in the room.
  2. My unhealthy affection for late-nights and cigarettes is practically straight out of a gritty noir novel.
  3. I confidently believe I’m Sylvanas’s biggest fan.
  4. Although I know nothing about the technicalities and logistics of them, I have a profound interest and affection for robots and AIs.
  5. I kiss my snake after I take her out of her tank and before I put her back in because she is a good noodle.

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Viewpoint: Building Anti-Imperialist Solidarity in the United States
By News Ghana

Talk by Abayomi Azakiwe at the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) U.S. Chapter national conference, on October 22, 2016, in Chicago.

There is a fundamental weakness in the peoples’ movement in the United States, and that is the necessity for anti-imperialist internationalism.

The struggles against racism, national oppression and class exploitation cannot be separated from the need to end Washington’s and Wall Street’s interference in the internal affairs of most states throughout the world.

In order to win recognition in these monumental struggles it is heavily dependent upon the degree to which we can create widespread awareness of the plight of the people of color communities and the working class in general. There are efforts underway to achieve these objectives although much more work has to be done.

Perhaps the most profound crisis today of displacement is starkly revealed by the migration from North Africa into Southern Europe. This movement of dislocated persons has been documented by the United Nations Refugee Agency as the largest since the conclusion of World War II. There are 60 to 75 million people who have been internally and externally displaced in the modern world.

These forced removals stem directly from the foreign policy imperatives of war and economic exploitation engineered by Washington and Wall Street. The interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Haiti, Libya, Yemen and Somalia are fueling underdevelopment and balkanization.

Many of these wars remain largely hidden from people in the U.S. Much of the social impact of these wars of regime-change and genocide are being manifested inside these geo-political regions and in Southern, Central and Eastern Europe.