Thanksgiving is coming!

Wait, hold on, wasn’t this originally the comic about people stealing art and claiming it as their own. 
Did you just copy someone’s artwork and claim it as your own to complain about theft. 
Did you just do that. 

The level of metafuckery right here is incredible





Thanksgiving is coming!

Wait, hold on, wasn’t this originally the comic about people stealing art and claiming it as their own. 

Did you just copy someone’s artwork and claim it as your own to complain about theft. 

Did you just do that. 

The level of metafuckery right here is incredible




I found the best possible use for the slow motion camera on my phone.




Don’t ever tell me that Donna wasn’t an amazing character because she pretty much ended a filibuster while a bunch of Ivy League graduates were scratching there heads wondering what to do.

#*flings confetti* #LET’S TALK ABOUT DONNA MOSS #Donna Moss who’s smart and observant and is quietly filing away everything you say about senate rules for future reference #Donna Moss who is compassionate enough to remember the personal over the political #and consider that there’s a reason besides obstinacy for someone to make noise about something #if you don’t love her I do not fucking trust you

#like why would you not love/like her?#i understand that maybe she’s not everyone’s faves#i can get that far#but actually disliking her or being shitty about people who do call her their fave is so bizarre#not least because she is the sweetest ray of sunshine character what are you doing with your life if you’re using it to hate on donna moss#she’s not divisive or controversial#she’s just fucking brilliant at her job and at being a person#she’s also the most underrated character ever and the idea that she’s supes popular in the fandom is the biggest heap of bullshit#all you have to do is go on ao3 or national library and see where the fics fall#sam is the biggest douchebag in this fucking universe i s2g so don’t even come to me with this ‘donna is so overrated’ bullshit#when sam seaborn has more fic written about him than she does for god’s sake#the two things i’m most capable of in this fandom are celebrating donna and hating sam with the fire of a thousand suns#once upon a time it was indifference but now it’s an intense dislike#idk this took a turn but the point is DONNA IS THE BEST#and i’m glad that all 10 people who agree shout so loud about it#the west wing#donna moss#(i had to listen to all of blurred lines yday don’t mess with me) [notabadday]







Mary Lambert - Secrets 

Yes girl! Love it <3

This song feels like it was written for me. The first line caught my attention IMMEDIATELY because I have Bipolar Disorder, and I actually teared up listening to this up-beat song because I related to it so much! 

y’all don’t understand how much I needed this song this week

i played this for my mom

her comment after the lines

And I’m passive, aggressive
I’m scared of the dark and the dentist
I love my butt and won’t shut up
And I never really grew up

was “I didn’t know you wrote a song”


That first stanza relate-ability feels





Where did this horror movie thing of mummies walking come from was it just some racist weird western notion to further exotify Egypt?? Did anyone actually believe this before The Mummy (the really old version) came out in the 20’s?

Buckle up, y’all, I wrote my thesis on this so I actually know the answer to it. Please take a moment to prepare yourself for white people being even grosser than you thought we were. No, grosser. NO, grosser than that. Okay, you’re ready. 

Of course, many cultures have myths about the dead rising up, but the mummy occupies a really unique place in the Western imagination. As far as we can tell, Western anxieties about Egyptian mummies didn’t appear until until the Early Modern period of European history. During this time, Europeans had some…interesting ideas about medicine. Some of these ideas involved straight-up fucking cannibalism. Yep! Mummy parts were crumbled up and used as tinctures or ingested, most frequently to stanch internal bleeding. It wasn’t until people began to realize that eating other humans might contribute to the spread of disease that the practice died out. It’s very probable that fears & anxieties about Egyptian mummies specifically came from their association with disease.

Egyptian mummies continued to be used as raw material up to and throughout the 19th century; they were used to make paint pigment and paper, and some people claim they were also used as fertilizer and fuel. (The last part is almost certainly not true, because the “fuel” thing comes from a Mark Twain joke that subsequent writers took seriously.) They were also the subject of Pettigrew’s famous mummy demonstrations, in which a greasy amateur scientist and showman unrolled mummies in front of London high society. They were ALSO taken into people’s private homes and treated as curios - having looted artifacts was considered a sign of refinement and good personal curatorship. 

Despite treating mummies as objects and resources, the Victorians must have known on some level that desecrating corpses was not 100% okay, because it’s around this time that we start to see mummy fictions. 

Including Victorian mummy  erotica.

Mummy fictions in the 19th century mostly focused on romantic conquest of the mummy, but there was an element of horror in them too; in these fictions (including ones by Bram Stoker and Arthur Conan Doyle, among others) we see a lot of fear & anxiety about the mystical powers of the mummy, which I’m pretty sure comes from Englishmen feeling vaguely guilty about having dead people in their houses. (Not guilty enough to put them back, though!) EDIT: if you’re wondering where, specifically, the idea of mummies walking is from, it’s from these stories.

As mummy romance fell out of vogue, the accompanying horror element stayed. When the tomb of Tutankhamun was opened in 1922 and a series of unfortunate events conspired to make people believe in a curse, Western anxieties about the mummy skyrocketed, and birthed the mummy-horror tradition we see today.

Of course, all of this history IS absolutely rooted in racism and exotification; as I said in my thesis: 

It is tempting to dismiss the use and abuse of mummified bodies as a quirk of history, an unusual and unrepeatable phase of Western culture. However, to do so would be to dismiss years of imperialism, of colonialist thought, in which people of “the Orient” - a category in which Egypt was definitively included - existed in the Western imagination as curios, commodities, and curiosities, not as human beings.

This concludes the super long answer that no one asked for or wanted. If you take away anything from this, I hope it’s that if you’re European, your great-great-great grandfather was probably a cannibal and your great-grandma was probably into mummy porn. Sweet dreams!

Oh hey, I forgot most people didn’t know this one. Yeah, white folks did some awful, awful stuff with the Egyptian dead. There’s a reason that there’s so few still around, in spite of the popularity of mummification as a funerary practice over centuries of Khemetic civilization.