2. coketalk:

    …and an eager nose can smell your own bullshit.

    - CQ

    (Source: instagram.com)

  4. i am in love with Barry. i watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 over and over. it’s one of the few things that make me happy right now

    (Source: cheshirekatforyou)

  5. theuniverseworks:


    By: Pierre Baudin

    (via stardust-seedling)


  6. "There can be no rebirth without a dark night of the soul, a total annihilation of all that you believed in and thought that you were."
    — Hazrat Inayat Khan (via zentaku)

    (via stardust-seedling)

  7. stardust-seedling:

    Fibonacci, the structure of our world.

    (Source: jodeus, via jellyfishtimes)


  9. "Afrofuturism, for me, is about speculating on the potentiality of what is known about technology and physics to create metaphors that allow me to explore an African diasporic past and generate possible narratives for the future…Afrofuturism is also a rumination on memories to which I have no access. My investment in it as a production strategy has run its course; Afrofuturism provides a way to investigate trauma very explicitly. But we only reenact traumas, don’t we? We don’t reenact prom night, or our favorite birthday party. This is a problem—it doesn’t seem to fix things; it amplifies them. There’s gotta be something else, the after-the-trauma."
    — Cauleen Smith, Cauleen Smith by Leslie Hewitt BOMB 116/Summer 2011
    (via shadowstookshape)

    (via afrofuturistaffair)


  10. "

    You may write me down in history
    With your bitter, twisted lies,
    You may trod me in the very dirt
    But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

    Does my sassiness upset you?
    Why are you beset with gloom?
    ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
    Pumping in my living room.

    Just like moons and like suns,
    With the certainty of tides,
    Just like hopes springing high,
    Still I’ll rise.

    Did you want to see me broken?
    Bowed head and lowered eyes?
    Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
    Weakened by my soulful cries?

    Does my haughtiness offend you?
    Don’t you take it awful hard
    ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
    Diggin’ in my own backyard.

    You may shoot me with your words,
    You may cut me with your eyes,
    You may kill me with your hatefulness,
    But still, like air, I’ll rise.

    Does my sexiness upset you?
    Does it come as a surprise
    That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
    At the meeting of my thighs?

    Out of the huts of history’s shame
    I rise
    Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
    I rise
    I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
    Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

    Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
    I rise
    Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
    I rise
    Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
    I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
    I rise
    I rise
    I rise.

    — Maya Angelou, “Still I Rise.” (via lunarfossil)

    (via afrofuturistaffair)

  11. sarahbalakrishnan:

    John Akomfrah vs. John Berger, processes of life and growing. Read alongside each other. 

    (via afrofuturistaffair)

  12. sarahbalakrishnan:

    Sun Ra. History. 

    (via afrofuturistaffair)

  13. thenearsightedmonkey:

    Hot town, summer in the front room

    Marlys, Freddie and Arna

    my childhood

    (via donnerpartyofone)

  14. lordbyronsbloomers:

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2014)

    The year is 1925Fresh out of Hogwarts, Newt Scamander finds himself struggling with the banality of working for the Ministry of Magic. When the United Wizarding Republic invites him to investigate a rogue dragon living in the sewer systems of New York City, however, Newt’s boring life is plunged into chaosNew York City is dark, dirty, and dazzling, but with a little help from Nella Larson and Duke Ellington - the brightest witch and wizard of their age - Newt finally starts to feel that New York is home. Together, the Nella and Duke teach Newt how to do the Charleston, how to buy Butterbeer off the blackmarket, and, of course, how to save New York City from a hoard of angry dragons.

    Newt Scamander - Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

    Nella Larson - Angel Coulby

    Duke Ellington - Gary Carr

    Love this kid’s imagination. 

  15. (Source: politics-war, via pharaohthoth)