30 7 / 2014

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I <3 all the Marvel Chrises.

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30 7 / 2014

"If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust, the wicked people would have it all their own way: they would never feel afraid, and so they would never alter, but would grow worse and worse. When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should — so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again."

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Dang, this is fierce. Charlotte Bronte was not a pacifist.

(via howtofightloneliness)

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30 7 / 2014

melaniefishbane:

Happy Birthday, Emily Brontë! Born July 30, 1818.

L.M. Montgomery on re-reading Wuthering Heights: “I spent most of the day in bed ill with a bad cold and feeling discouraged. I lay there and looked out of the window on a dreary world of rain and snow. By times I read Wuthering Heights, which was a very poor choice for such a day and such an illness. There is not one agreeable character in the book—no one who seems really sane. Yet it has a wild, indescribably, inescapable charm…” (The Selected Journals, Vol. IV, 259)

L.M. Montgomery on Emily Brontë: (Upon reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s bio of Charlotte Brontë) “Emily Brontë is a mysterious figure. The impression of her left from reading the Life is an unpleasant one…Her genius was greater than Charlotte’s—and even narrower. But the world did not know it when she died. Strange Emily Brontë” (The Selected Journals, Vol. III, 204-205).

(via fyeahgothicromance)

29 7 / 2014

need more feminist murder ballads

(Source: empiricaltruth / ATO Records)

29 7 / 2014

idontlikeyourturtlepuppet:

Tumblr, you’re gonna enjoy this. Hurray for the Riff Raff's Alynda Lee Segarra ( Puerto Rican heritaged, Bronx raised, New Orleans educated) is not only a magnificent musician but more importantly a class human. 'The Body Electric' is her answer to classic murder ballads like Johnny Cash’s Delia’s Gone.

"I just thought maybe it was time a woman sings a song about murder ballads since it’s so often women that are killed in murder ballads." (x)

"This one goes out to all the ladies out there who are tired of feeling afraid." (x)

“I also feel like, first and foremost, I have this feminist lense that I see the world in. And I feel like folk music is so great because it’s a conversation throughout the generations. So I thought it was fairly important for someone like myself to add my voice into these old songs. And also just give these characters a voice, give Delia a voice. And just give these women characters their humanity back." (x)

(Hurray for the Riff Raff also self-identify as a queer band if you need any more encouragement to get on itunes already and support them).

29 7 / 2014

folkinz:

Hurray For The Riff Raff: I Know It’s Wrong (But That’s Alright) 

in love with this.

I need more folk music videos about roller derby girl gangs in my life.

29 7 / 2014

humansofnewyork:

"She was 2 lbs 11 ounces when she was born. We named her after Amelia Earhart, in case she needed to fly away."

humansofnewyork:

"She was 2 lbs 11 ounces when she was born. We named her after Amelia Earhart, in case she needed to fly away."

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29 7 / 2014

The Prairie Schooler’s new Halloween charts look really cool! I want to stitch both of these, though I’m leaning a bit more toward Hocus Pocus.