1. There are just some things I could never tell you.

    You had my words on a plate and you didn’t read them. And you don’t know how hard it is for me to give someone my words, freely… my raw and drafted words for your eyes, eagerly anticipating the day you’d acknowledge them.

    You said you would but that’s not enough.

    Please understand why I can never be close enough to you, no matter how much I want to. You will never understand.

     

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  3. Feel so overwhelmed lately with the work load..
    Just one thing on top of another. Everything keeps piling up and up and I get it all done only so it piles up again. I don’t know. I love being busy. I love writing, too, but I don’t get much time for it anymore. It’s been a while since I’ve been awake at three in the morning, alone with my thoughts.

    What’s the point of sleeping when I know I’ll probably have another nightmare. Rather be productive and keep busy. I don’t know. Lately I’ve just been going around in circles with what could’ve been, what should’ve been, what it will be.. Maybe I’m just extremely exhausted and irrational but usually thoughts like that - bad thoughts, strange thoughts, unbearable thoughts - slip through my fingers like sand.
    But it seems they’re clinging on to me for some time and I don’t know how to feel about that. Or how to deal with it. Do I confront this or turn a blind eye?

    It’s three in the morning and the sky is beautiful. I love the silence at three. It is like nothing else I’ve ever heard. I can hear everything and nothing all at once. I can hear myself breathe in and exhale out. Sometimes I forget to breathe.

    Three is my time of the night.

     


  4. Here’s a confession: I’m not a great writer. I’m a great rewriter. I think of all of the things that went wrong with us and I think, I could do it so much better this time.
    — Stuck in Love (2012)

    (Source: lightfilledcorners, via black-hell)

     


  5. I love you so much, but this is where I am now, and this is who I am now, and I need you to let me go. As much as I want to, I can’t live in your book anymore.
    — Her (2013)

    (Source: splitterherzen, via mmelancholia)

     

  6. Jimmy Stewart and Ginger Rogers at The Trocadero, 1939.

    (Source: gregorypecks, via lipstickstainedlove)

     

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  9. To all those who don’t think the rape joke was a problem, or rape jokes are a problem.

    I get it, you’re a decent guy. I can even believe it. You’ve never raped anybody. You would NEVER rape anybody. You’re upset that all these feminists are trying to accuse you of doing something or connect you to doing something that, as far as you’re concerned, you’ve never done and would never condone.

    And they’ve told you about triggers, and PTSD, and how one in six women is a survivor, and you get it. You do. But you can’t let every time someone gets all upset get in the way of you having a good time, right?

    So fine. If all those arguments aren’t going anything for you, let me tell you this. And I tell you this because I genuinely believe you mean it when you say you don’t want to hurt anybody, and you don’t see the harm, and that it’s important to you to do your best to be a decent and good person. And I genuinely believe you when you say you would never associate with a rapist and you think rape really is a very bad thing.

    Because this is why I refuse to take rape jokes sitting down-

    6% of college age men, slightly over 1 in 20, will admit to raping someone in anonymous surveys, as long as the word “rape” isn’t used in the description of the act.

    6% of Penny Arcade’s target demographic will admit to actually being rapists when asked.

    A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking that all men are rapists. That’s not true. But do you know who think all men are rapists?

    Rapists do.

    They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes out again and again.

    Virtually all rapists genuinely believe that all men rape, and other men just keep it hushed up better. And more, these people who really are rapists are constantly reaffirmed in their belief about the rest of mankind being rapists like them by things like rape jokes, that dismiss and normalize the idea of rape.

    If one in twenty guys is a real and true rapist, and you have any amount of social activity with other guys like yourself, really cool guy, then it is almost a statistical certainty that one time hanging out with friends and their friends, playing Halo with a bunch of guys online, in a WoW guild, or elsewhere, you were talking to a rapist. Not your fault. You can’t tell a rapist apart any better than anyone else can. It’s not like they announce themselves.

    But, here’s the thing. It’s very likely that in some of these interactions with these guys, at some point or another someone told a rape joke. You, decent guy that you are, understood that they didn’t mean it, and it was just a joke. And so you laughed.

    And, decent guy who would never condone rape, who would step in and stop rape if he saw it, who understands that rape is awful and wrong and bad, when you laughed?

    That rapist who was in the group with you, that rapist thought that you were on his side. That rapist knew that you were a rapist like him. And he felt validated, and he felt he was among his comrades.

    You. The rapist’s comrade.

    And if that doesn’t make you feel sick to your stomach, if that doesn’t make you want to throw up, if that doesn’t disturb you or bother you or make you feel like maybe you should at least consider not participating in that kind of humor anymore…

    Well, maybe you aren’t as opposed to rapists as you claim.

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    Time-Machine (via a comment at shakesville.com)

    THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ.

    EVER.

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    (Source: keylimepie, via fortheuglythings)

     

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