"Cities are endlessly fascinating because each is unique, the product of decades, centuries, or even millennia of historical evolution. As we walk through city streets, we walk through time, encountering the city-building legacy of past generations. Paris, Venice, Rome, New York, Chicago, San Francisco — each has its glories and its failures. In theory, we should be able to learn the lessons of history and build cities that our descendants will admire and wish to preserve."
There’s this installation at the National Museum set in high-ceilinged circular room with oversaturated video of various scenes of city life in Singapore playing on these LED screens that envelop all of the wall space. As soon as you walk into the room, you’re also instantly struck by this piece blasting in the background - I think they were tryna provoke a visceral reaction from visitors, but it was overkill, I felt like personally assaulted by the sensory overstimulation omg. Weeks later this song still haunts me; this song will haunt me til the end of days
never forget last year’s vma’s when grimes and 2chainz had the same pants on
Miley Cyrus won Video of the Year at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, but she didn’t accept the Moonman trophy herself.
Well, I have said this in the past, so I hope I don’t bore you by repeating it, but I think that we live or die under the tyranny of perfection. Socially, we are pushed towards being perfect. Physically, beautiful to conform to standards that are cruel and uncommon, to behave and lead our lives in a certain way, to demonstrate to the world that we are happy and healthy and all full of sunshine. We are told to always smile and never sweat, by multiple commercials of shampoo or beer.
And I feel that the most achievable goal of our lives is to have the freedom that imperfection gives us.
And there is no better patron saint of imperfection than a monster.
We will try really hard to be angels, but I think that a balanced, sane life is to accept the monstrosity in ourselves and others as part of what being human is. Imperfection, the acceptance of imperfection, leads to tolerance and liberates us from social models that I find horrible and oppressive."
but have you considered:
- strong females who don’t denounce femininity or being girly
- strong females who are “like every other girl” bc why the hell not girls are rad
- strong females who tear down the culture of girls hating on other girls
- strong females who are proud to be feminine
- strong females who support and acknowledge trans women
- strong females who understand that being strong isn’t synonymous with manly or with “acting like a man”
1. I can’t believe it’s already been two years since freshman move-in day
2. I can’t believe it’s only been two years since we first met - words can’t describe how much these baes (Sam Sam and Sarah) have come to mean to me in such a short time
3. I am so UNBELIEVABLY lucky to have them in my life and cannot wait to see them irl, rather than just via Skype, next semester
4. Somers 330/331 forever