canonical grimaces

cinematic death mambo
theparisreview:

“While it may initially strike us as astonishing that a mystic visionary should have more official Twitter pages than Jay-Z, the online world has more in common with medieval Norfolk than you might think … As @tweetyng_teres puts it: ‘dey seyn this creatur cryin / dey haytin.’”
This week’s staff picks, including Margery Kempe’s Twitter presence, Ben Wheatley’s latest film, and experiments with the longue durée.

Shout out to East Anglia.

theparisreview:

“While it may initially strike us as astonishing that a mystic visionary should have more official Twitter pages than Jay-Z, the online world has more in common with medieval Norfolk than you might think … As @tweetyng_teres puts it: ‘dey seyn this creatur cryin / dey haytin.’”

This week’s staff picks, including Margery Kempe’s Twitter presence, Ben Wheatley’s latest film, and experiments with the longue durée.

Shout out to East Anglia.

Anonymous asked: why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

bssyfmm:

thelingerieaddict:

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

Linguistic body slam

Things my english lit degree never taught me

Always frustrated by people who think the English language is static and unchanging, misunderstanding that evolution and adaptation is an inherent part of being a living language. AAVE is not ‘lazy’ English.

feeling weird

is it weird that someone (someone i know, mutual friends on instagram) reposted without context or reference an ig photo i took?

In New Zealand, the first day of Spring is September 1st.

A Year of Free Zines!

antiquatedfuture:

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Want a zine in your mailbox every month for the next year? For free? Then reblog this and enter to win! We’re giving away two year-long memberships to our Fan Club at the end of this month (just because we can).

Some Simple Rules:

-Each reblog counts as one entry. Two winners will be chosen at random.

-You must be following us on Tumblr.

-Three winners will be chosen on August 30th, 2014. Please have your ask box open so we can contact you.

Xo,

Antiquated Future

(via mappingthemoon)

Trying to take a photo that effectively indicated my ‘hell yes I earned it’ attitude. New job in two weeks; one year contract.

Trying to take a photo that effectively indicated my ‘hell yes I earned it’ attitude. New job in two weeks; one year contract.

So tired. Long day.

So tired. Long day.

Wellington Weekend

We escaped the snow in Dunedin for a surprisingly not windy weekend in Wellington. I’m terrible with wanting to share all of the changes that are going on in my life but some things are not meant to be shared immediately on the internet! I’m learning to mostly let go of the internet. I deleted everything but Instagram from my phone, and unliked everything on Facebook not directly linked to a friend or family member. It made me feel slightly righteous and then I realised Facebook was boring now that I wasn’t being marketed to every other minute. Oh well.

diasporadash:

"Healing is a challenge in life. It’s a victim’s sole obligation. By healing, you resist oppression."

-from 5 Broken Cameras

(streaming on NetFlix ya’ll) 

This film was screened last week at the Dunedin Film Society. The film is also available on Youtube in it’s entirety and I highly recommend.

(Source: diasporadash, via calyx)

First post-MA writing deadline. 1000 words. Have I forgotten how to write?
This month has been a big one. I applied for two jobs on the 8th. One closed the same day, and I was called in for skills testing last week and an interview yesterday. The other closed on Monday and received over 500 applicants in the first week alone. Can you guess which one I’m holding out for? My current contract was renewed until the Christmas holidays, so I’ll be employed either way, but I’m yearning for some job security.

The little stress furrow between my brows is slowly fading, so I can tell things are getting better. Things are getting better.

First post-MA writing deadline. 1000 words. Have I forgotten how to write?

This month has been a big one. I applied for two jobs on the 8th. One closed the same day, and I was called in for skills testing last week and an interview yesterday. The other closed on Monday and received over 500 applicants in the first week alone. Can you guess which one I’m holding out for? My current contract was renewed until the Christmas holidays, so I’ll be employed either way, but I’m yearning for some job security.

The little stress furrow between my brows is slowly fading, so I can tell things are getting better. Things are getting better.

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
The “Support Officer Wilson” page url: http://www.gofundme.com/supportofficerwilson
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.

The “Support Officer Wilson” page url: http://www.gofundme.com/supportofficerwilson

This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:

Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

mappingthemoon:

galesofnovember:

neoliberalismkills:

neoliberalismkills:

if you’re interested, this person is trying to organize a food/meal drive for elementery school kids in Ferguson

schools in Ferguson have been closed since Monday and that’s where a LOT of the kids in Ferguson get their food from, to explain how important this is.

Can I ask how/why a random white person on twitter from Raleigh N.C.  is in a position to organize a food drive for a city 1000 miles away from her?  Which she hasn’t done yet (this link is just to her twitter) ? And yet this has several thousand notes?   And it seems to contain wrong information about schools being closed since St. Louis public schools doesn’t even open for another two weeks. 

The St. Louis Food Bank would probably be a good place to contact if you were interested in figuring out ways to help though, I”m not from that area so it’s likely that people who know the community may be better informed about places to reach out to.  Or better informed about whether this is a real pressing community need.  

I MEAN, according to the Ferguson-Florissant School District Student calendar, the first day of school wasn’t even supposed to be until Thursday 8/14 anyway. They announced via their website yesterday that the first day of school will be pushed back to 8/18. So maybe I am being a party-pooper but I just find it somewhat dubious to have some vague, overgeneralized, incorrect information on a fundraiser page when it took me all of 30 seconds to “fact-check.” Like, probably this fundraiser person has good intentions, but WHO KNOWS, also it is very easy for something like this to get thousands of notes and thousands of dollars since it’s a quick feel-good thing for people to do if they feel like they can’t do much to help.

Anyway, I agree with Gales, contacting the St. Louis Food Bank and then donating to them directly, if they really are in need of extra donations right now, would probably be a better method of charitable giving in this case. Fundraiser lady said she’s “partnering with the St Louis Foodbank” anyway so why not cut out all the middle-people and just send a (tax-deductible) donation to the Food Bank directly? You can donate any amount, it is a legitimate organization and not just some person you’ve never met, so presumably there would be more ~accountability~ for what happens to the money? I dunno, I was trying to find stuff on Fundly about what measures are in place to ensure donations get spent on what they say they’re going to, and I couldn’t find much of anything. Fundly itself is a business anyway; they take a 4.9% “platform fee” and a 3% credit card processing fee, sooooo like, just sayin’.