Writer. Artist. Lindy hopper. Collector of melancholy quotes and pretty people.


You’re going to need it

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African American flappers and Jazz Age women


There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder - it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance iteself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.

I love the Jazz Age. And so much fiction erases us, but we were there leading the way.

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My friends did something awesome!

Hopefully I’ll join them next year as Azula. For now, I was just their handler as so many people took their pictures.





Grand Central, NYC 1929

Its not possible anymore to take such photograph, as the buildings outside block the sun rays.

I think about this at least once a day

We have this picture in our living room


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Anon asked: CT and Maine playing video games because Maine would be so pissed that CT wins literally every game they play

Maine cannot believe the sheer amount of disrespect rn

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Yo! My name is Nikolas A. Draper-Ivey…This is cosplay as Cinematic Miles Morales: The Ultimate Spider Man. This suit was made by 
Jesse Covington ( Writer and Costume Designer) and sewn by Sasha Williams ( Fashion Major graduate). Photos were taken by Pierre BL Brevard I specifically would like to thank Marvel Comics Artist Sara Pichelli for designing this character. I’m also very excited to see Olivier Coipel's work on Spider-Verse!

(Full shoot will be shot in New York itself just in time for NYCC)

These are all beautiful, and some of them look like they could be Alex Ross paintings, love love love these.

Awesome costume! You know, after living in New York for three years, it always hit me that if someone who knew absolutely nothing about Marvel’s history saw the standard canon lineup of heroes today, it wouldn’t make sense to them that all these heroes who are supposed to live in and be from New York would be these white Christian dudes (except Ben Grimm). If Marvel Comics started in 2014 they’d have at least one super hero who’s a Polish Hassid, at least a few Chinese guys, and A SHITLOAD OF DOMINICANS.

I am so here for this. He looks amazing.

Donald Glover Cast as Disney's Ultimate Spider-Man →



aka USM wins my heart forever and ever. there’s a clip at the jump- it’s amazing hear donald’s voice with miles’s face.


OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH M Y GO D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”

#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

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New episode of People of ILHC 2014, starring Beth, Tim, and Meg!

Beth is the best.

~I would compete, but all these peasants wouldn’t know what to do

I am the best Beth, also people who realize I am the best are the other bests.

BETH I MISS YOUR WONDERFUL FACE. Also, your face in the thumbnail image is THE BEST.

Also, Paul, I really like these People of Dance Events videos, I was really happy to see you’re doing them for ILHC! :)

Handwriting meme! I got tagged by a few people and it seemed fun :)

  1. Name
  2. URL
  3. Blog title
  4. Crush
  5. Favorite color
  6. Write something in all caps
  7. Favorite band
  8. Favorite number
  9. Favorite drink

Also, shout out to completelysane. <3

Your mother did not raise you with a wolf in your chest so you could howl over losing a man.

read this on here today and i haven’t stopped thinking about this quote since (via pluiedem)

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