the aleph.

"It's in the cellar under the dining room," he went on, so overcome by his worries now that he forgot to be pompous. "It's mine -- mine. I discovered it when I was a child, all by myself. The cellar stairway is so steep that my aunt and uncle forbade my using it, but I'd heard someone say there was a world down there. I found out later they meant an old-fashioned globe of the world, but at the time I thought they were referring to the world itself. One day when no one was home I started down in secret, but I stumbled and fell. When I opened my eyes, I saw the Aleph."

"The Aleph?" I repeated.

"Yes, the only place on earth where all places are -- seen from every angle, each standing clear, without any confusion or blending. I kept the discovery to myself and went back every chance I got. As a child, I did not foresee that this privilege was granted me so that later I could write the poem. Zunino and Zungri will not strip me of what's mine -- no, and a thousand times no! Legal code in hand, Doctor Zunni will prove that my Aleph is inalienable."
Mar 3 '14

isaia:

tempest-lavalle:

This movie speaks to me so much because of so many reasons

Selena was big during a time in my life when I was just discovering who I was, and I was just beginning to figure out the sort of music that I liked. I was still in Elementary school when she came on the scene, and I’d just started Junior High when she was killed (The movie came out in late 1996 I think…). I remember much of the coverage for it fairly vividly, and to this day I listen to her music and to this day it still affects me on a very emotional level.

I am from Texas, so the Tejano community here is pretty damn big. For those unfamiliar with the Tejano scene, I want to paint you a picture:

Tejano is a type of music that is predominantly led, sang, produced, and run by men. It was very difficult for a female singer to make it as a Tejano singer. Much less a half Mexican Tejano female singer.(Edit: Full mexican, but she spanish was her second language and she was raised in Texas. My bad)

Selena not only changed how Tejano music sounded, she became as big if not BIGGER than most of the male Tejano singers of her day. AND WHAT’S MORE! She made it mainstream! She single handedly was able to cross over from Tejano into American pop music! THAT IS UNHEARD OF AND THE FACT THAT SHE WAS A FEMALE MADE IT GROUNDBREAKING.

This scene? Right here? From the movie? Shows not only her Mexican fans, but her fans from the white community as well. SHE WAS POPULAR IN BOTH EVEN BEFORE HER ENGLISH ALBUM. As far as I know (and correct me if I’m wrong please) no one has been able to do this SINCE her. And certainly not to the same degree she did.

If she had lived, I have no doubt she’d have been J-Lo before J-Lo.

Sorry, end rant.

I have a lot of feelings about this woman.

(Also, if you haven’t heard her music, please go listen to it. It’s fantastic)

Me and Tasha have a lot of Selena feelings 

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Jan 20 '14
thunderboltjackson:

stiltsforshorttempers:

If I didn’t already have toe tattoos„ does anybody want me to stick and poke this into their toes (or somewhere else)? 

Yes please. Come to AZ and do this for me.

thunderboltjackson - these are sweet. i would do these along with the Phoenician aleph tattoo i’m getting (x)

thunderboltjackson:

stiltsforshorttempers:

If I didn’t already have toe tattoos„ does anybody want me to stick and poke this into their toes (or somewhere else)? 

Yes please. Come to AZ and do this for me.

thunderboltjackson - these are sweet. i would do these along with the Phoenician aleph tattoo i’m getting (x)

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Jan 12 '14

I’m live-tweeting the Golden Globes!

Hey ya’ll i’m live-tweeting the Golden Globes tonight via the Gozamos twitter account and you should follow me because I’m hilarious, beautiful and clever. @ gozamos  @ ilenethealeph

Nov 7 '13

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Oct 22 '13

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Jun 17 '13

ccosettefauchelevent:

ugh so heads up to anyone who goes to see This Is The End: it’s pretty much a two-hour rape and violence-against-women joke. Explanation under the cut, massive TW for rape and violence.

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Least surprising thing, EVER. As if I needed more reasons to never want to see that movie.

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May 22 '13
Wild boar meatballs, pork belly and scallops burger, bison burger, and some truffle & parmesan fries from #Plz-ñ

Wild boar meatballs, pork belly and scallops burger, bison burger, and some truffle & parmesan fries from #Plz-ñ

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May 11 '13
Fuck these #homophobes in front of the Western Springs Fire Department (at Western Springs Fire Dept Station 2)

Fuck these #homophobes in front of the Western Springs Fire Department (at Western Springs Fire Dept Station 2)

Tags: homophobes

Apr 30 '13

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Apr 16 '13
many-lives:

This is why it’s so funny/tragic when people degrade Kim Kardashian for the fact that she made a sex tape, calling her a worthless slut, gold-digging whore etc (literally everyone ever’s reaction when someone mentions Kim Kardashian. Congratuations, you’re so original! And such a charming person!)
Like.. she doesn’t care. She was horny and she felt like it. What other reason does someone need to make a sex tape with their boyfriend? The fact that he was then evil enough to completely violate her privacy and release the tape without her permission is his bad. That’s on him. He’s a cunt, as is any man who publicizes naked photos and video footage of women against their will. Also a criminal.
And it was one of the most shattering things that can happen to a woman. If someone released a video of me then god, I’d be heartbroken. I’d have crawled under a rock and never come out again. But she recovered and then made a hugely successful career for herself, her mother and all four of her sisters, and… people portray that as a bad thing? “Her whole family is only famous for her sex tape!!!” Yep, and? Go on, keep calling her a pointless whore. She can’t hear you over her multiple successful businesses, tv shows, endorsement deals and the guaranteed-safe futures of herself and her entire family.

This.

many-lives:

This is why it’s so funny/tragic when people degrade Kim Kardashian for the fact that she made a sex tape, calling her a worthless slut, gold-digging whore etc (literally everyone ever’s reaction when someone mentions Kim Kardashian. Congratuations, you’re so original! And such a charming person!)

Like.. she doesn’t care. She was horny and she felt like it. What other reason does someone need to make a sex tape with their boyfriend? The fact that he was then evil enough to completely violate her privacy and release the tape without her permission is his bad. That’s on him. He’s a cunt, as is any man who publicizes naked photos and video footage of women against their will. Also a criminal.

And it was one of the most shattering things that can happen to a woman. If someone released a video of me then god, I’d be heartbroken. I’d have crawled under a rock and never come out again. But she recovered and then made a hugely successful career for herself, her mother and all four of her sisters, and… people portray that as a bad thing? “Her whole family is only famous for her sex tape!!!” Yep, and? Go on, keep calling her a pointless whore. She can’t hear you over her multiple successful businesses, tv shows, endorsement deals and the guaranteed-safe futures of herself and her entire family.

This.

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Apr 9 '13

#1435

thisiswhiteprivilege:

White privilege is not having to worry about wanting more people of your race on TV but being incredibly paranoid about racial stereotypes/distasteful jokes/a bastardization of your culture or history/etc. when they do put someone of your race on TV. 

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Mar 20 '13

thebeatlesordie:

What do you do when you have a cardboard cutout of a Beatle? Certainly not just leave it standing there!…A day in the life of my George Harrison cardboard cutout. 

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Mar 17 '13

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Mar 8 '13
vicemag:

NYC Cops Will Arrest You for Carrying Condoms
The woman asked Officer Hill why he was stopping her. 
She wore jean shorts and a tight red shirt and had stood outdoors for half an hour. She’d had a conversation with a passing man. When Officer Hill searched her bag, he found a condom and $1.25.
He arrested her for “loitering for the purpose of prostitution.” On the supporting deposition, he filled in the blanks for what she was wearing and how many condoms she had.
When I read over the deposition in the PROS Network’s Public Health Crisis (PDF), a study of how the NYPD arrests folks for carrying condoms, I thought of all the tight shirts I’d worn while idling outside on delicious spring days. I thought, She sounds like me. She sounds like my friends.
The NYPD will arrest you for carrying condoms, but that depends entirely on who you are. If you’re a middle-class white girl like me, you’re probably safe. But say you’re a sex worker or a queer kid kicked out of your home. Say you’re a  trans woman out for dinner with your boyfriend. Maybe you’ve been arrested as a sex worker before. Maybe some quota-filling cop thinks you look like a whore.
Then you’re not safe at all.
Like most laughably cruel tricks of the justice system, you probably wouldn’t know that you could be arrested for carrying condoms until it happened to you. Monica Gonzalez is a nurse and a grandmother. In 2008, Officer Sean Spencer arrested her for prostitution while she was on the way to the ER with an asthma attack. The condom he found on her turned out to be imaginary. Gonzalez sued the city after the charges were dropped. But if the condom were real, why should she have even been arrested at all?
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Disgusting “police work”. 

vicemag:

NYC Cops Will Arrest You for Carrying Condoms

The woman asked Officer Hill why he was stopping her. 

She wore jean shorts and a tight red shirt and had stood outdoors for half an hour. She’d had a conversation with a passing man. When Officer Hill searched her bag, he found a condom and $1.25.

He arrested her for “loitering for the purpose of prostitution.” On the supporting deposition, he filled in the blanks for what she was wearing and how many condoms she had.

When I read over the deposition in the PROS Network’s Public Health Crisis (PDF), a study of how the NYPD arrests folks for carrying condoms, I thought of all the tight shirts I’d worn while idling outside on delicious spring days. I thought, She sounds like me. She sounds like my friends.

The NYPD will arrest you for carrying condoms, but that depends entirely on who you are. If you’re a middle-class white girl like me, you’re probably safe. But say you’re a sex worker or a queer kid kicked out of your home. Say you’re a  trans woman out for dinner with your boyfriend. Maybe you’ve been arrested as a sex worker before. Maybe some quota-filling cop thinks you look like a whore.

Then you’re not safe at all.

Like most laughably cruel tricks of the justice system, you probably wouldn’t know that you could be arrested for carrying condoms until it happened to you. Monica Gonzalez is a nurse and a grandmother. In 2008, Officer Sean Spencer arrested her for prostitution while she was on the way to the ER with an asthma attack. The condom he found on her turned out to be imaginary. Gonzalez sued the city after the charges were dropped. But if the condom were real, why should she have even been arrested at all?

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Disgusting “police work”. 

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Mar 3 '13

15 Amazing Overlooked Books For POC, Queer Folks, and Queer POCs

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