And I will use these words for kindling.

Hi, I'm Bailey. I like the Mountain Goats and eating food and reading beautifully strung together words.

"I am not the sea. I am a sunken ship that has drowned in everyone who touched me."

seemenowlovemelater:

this is what I mean by it shouldn’t be any different the other way round

(Source: a-night-in-wonderland)

Everything fell apart in me. How are things with you?
— 出典:Jack Kerouac (via anamorphosis-and-isolate)
I mean, I hope you’re happy,
But the sky is still the sky without you,
And I’m not surprised by that anymore.
— 出典:Caitlyn Siehl, from This is Not a Love Poem (via alonesomes)

(Source: pukesplatter)

For me, motivation is this horrible, scary game where I try to make myself do something while I actively avoid doing it. If I win, I have to do something I don’t want to do. If I lose, I’m one step closer to ruining my entire life.
— 出典:Allie Brosh, Hyperbole and a Half (via quotes-shape-us)

kirstenmakestattoos:

Cute stippled fawn for Jia right under a gorgeous Erik Jacobsen piece! Thanks so much for letting me tattoo you, lady!

nedsseveredhead:

I feel so proud when friends tell me their parents like me. Like damn right they do, I am a delight.

I think a lot of people don’t understand that when we talk about these issues—blackface, rape jokes, the appropriation of marginalized cultures, and so on—we are having an ethical conversation, not a legal one. There is no thought police. No one’s coming to your house and carting you off to Insensitivity Prison. But you, as a person living on this planet, get to make a choice whether you want to hurt people or help people. Whether you want to listen or shut people out. I can’t imagine why you’d choose “defensive shithead” over “nice lady capable of empathy,” but okey dokey.
— 出典:Lindy West (via pyjamaprincess)
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
— 出典:Ray Bradbury
I am trying to see things in perspective. My dog wants a bite of my peanut butter chocolate chip bagel. I know she cannot have this, because chocolate makes dogs very sick. My dog does not understand this. She pouts and wraps herself around my leg like a scarf and purrs and tries to convince me to give her just a tiny bit. When I do not give in, she eventually gives up and lays in the corner, under the piano, drooping and sad. I hope the universe has my best interest in mind like I have my dog’s. When I want something with my whole being, and the universe withholds it from me, I hope the universe thinks to herself: "Silly girl. She thinks this is what she wants, but she does not understand how it will hurt.
— 出典:THEORIES ABOUT THE UNIVERSE by Blythe Baird   (via scumburg)

(Source: blythebrooklyn)

"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

— 出典:Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

(Source: dumbledoresarmy-againstbigotry)

[John Vanderslice] said, “If you think the Internet is making us lonelier, then you were never lonely before 1995.” That’s fucking deep, right? You know what you no longer have to do? Sit in your room with nothing. There is someone, even if it’s just some dude arguing about Alien Vs. Predator, right?
— 出典:John Darnielle, on loneliness in the internet age. [x] (via herminegottlieb)

(Source: zapp645)

cherry-and-also-bomb:

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness" Kurt Vonnegut (at etsy: lemonsaltcrafts)