aww Icona Pop’s new video is all about ball culture and it’s really nice
Icona Pop just showed the girls how to successfully appreciate a culture by letting the participants of the culture be the stars and give them the spotlight to tell their stories. And gave them that free national promo by naming names. YES!
this is beautiful. no need to appropriate. just appreciate and promote
This is so lovely.
omg this is great!! i saw icona pop at DC pride and ever since then i’ve been impressed by something about their energy… they give off a vibe that is just so friendly and welcoming. and this is such a lovely piece. i love them!!
notbecauseofvictories#some have entertained angels unawares #but others get this—seraphim crashing on your couch (metaphorically of course; they wouldn’t fit on a sofa) #with their hundred hundred wings beating the air lazily; their beryllium eyes shut #”you should get a place” you may tell them over breakfast. ”not that you aren’t always welcome; but don’t you want somewhere to call your #own?” #but the seraphim merely blinks; eyes sparking; and goes back to coaxing the coffee maker not to burn your morning caffiene high #(they don’t understand property you see; don’t understand the concept of owning a piece of the dust—earth is humanity’s birthright #and all else is god’s) #(…yes even them; their wings; their eyes; the half-burnt coffee on their 7-dimensional tongue) #(you do not need to have a place of your own when you yourself are not your own; silly human) #(so the seraphim keep dragging themselves in at 2am; starlight caught in their feathers and whiskey on their breath; whispering #”are you up? are you up? the kingdom of god is at hand—come and kiss me” #before collapsing back onto the sofa; wings fluttering in the angelic approximation of helpless giggles) #(…it turns out seraphim do indeed fit on the couch; with just enough room for one sleep-deprived human #waiting for the kingdom of god to arrive) #a glory of angels #the city is full of wings
because he was such a fundamentally and wholly good person, i’m sure we’re going to see a lot of mainstream and conservative sources appropriating mandela’s feel-good quotes to show their deference to him in the next few days. and we owe it to mandela’s legacy to not let them get away with that.
never forget that apartheid ended in the fucking nineteen NINETIES and never forget that the people who opposed the ANC’s anti-apartheid mission and who threw him in prison and tried to kill him are still alive and still powerful. never forget that the ANC was closely allied with communist groups in south africa and namibia. never forget that without funding and resources from the CIA and american businesses apartheid would’ve ended much, much sooner. never forget that the ANC was considered a terrorist group by the US until two thousand fucking EIGHT. never forget that the ANC actually WAS a terrorist group at some points in history and that mandela himself condoned the use of violence in response to the severe oppression his people underwent.
do justice to the legacy of your idols by remembering them for who they were, not making them safe for mass consumption
—Robert Brockway, http://www.robertbrockway.net/2013/07/18/its-not-a-game-if-you-cant-lose/ (via pelikinesis)
Behold, the saddest Christmas comic ever created.
WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF IM GONNA CRY AGAIN.
Dear god WHY
More examples of why grumpy old heroes with soft hearts are the best heroes of all.
When someone asks adult male fans to be respectful of the fact that a show is primarily meant for the entertainment and enrichment of young girls and the response is, “No, but you don’t understand, this show is actually high quality,” that’s… pretty revealing.
THANK GOD FOR WHO EVER MADE THIS.
This just became my solution to not caring