halloweevee:

imakuni:

halloweevee:

ooj:

for those of you that have never heard of it, StoryCorps is a nonprofit project of sharing and listening to stories from people of all different backgrounds and beliefs in america.  the stories range from a fond conversation between a mother and her adopted queer son to gripping and sincere painful memories of losing loved ones.  possibly my favourite part about the project is how remarkable it feels to really listen to people.  they have a small (but growing!) collection of animated versions of the stories on their youtube, and then the full 50,000+ recordings on their website.

they also have a wonderful 20 minute animated story compilation.

Listening Is an Act of Love

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I can’t endorse storycorps enough. For anyone interested, here are some of my absolute favorites.

The three shown in the images are from their 9/11 series: Always a Family, about a woman who lost her ex-husband in the attacks. John and Joe, about a retired firefighter who lost his two sons on the same day. And She was the One, about a burly Italian man from Brooklyn who met and lost the love of his life. 

Some other favorites:

Facundo the Great  Ramon Sanchez tells the story of Facundo, the only boy at his 1950s school who didn’t get his name changed to be more “American.”

"No More Questions!"  Cheng Wang and his dauther Chen bring his mother Kay in to discuss her amazing life with her before her death.

A Family Man Samuel Black tells the story of his father, who worked long, late hours in Cincinnati to keep his family going. 

The Road Home The son of a local mayor who grew to inherit alcoholism gets saved by a new friend when he realizes he needs to get sober or die.

Sunday at Rocco’s Nicholas Petron tells the story of his Uncle Rocco, and his family who all lived in the same building, and how the “upgrade” of the neighborhood eventually split them apart. 

The Icing on the Cake Connie and Bianca Alvarez, a daughter and mother, talk about Bianca’s struggles immigrating to America from Mexico and how it inspired Connie to do her very best in life.

Danny and Annie An older couple tells their beautiful love story towards the end of Danny’s life.

Q&A Sarah Littman talks with her autistic son, Joshua, and tells him just how much he’s changed her life for the better.

Miss Devine Cousins Cherie and James talk about their Sunday School teacher growing up in Florida.

A Good Man Bryan Wilmoth talks about being excommunicated by his family for being gay, and how he came to be a guardian for his multiple siblings.

Eyes on the Stars Ronald McNair, who died in the Challenger disaster, is honored by his brother with the tale of how Ronald went to a “whites only” library and refused to be denied a book.

To RP Salazar, with Love Ruben P Salazar in Texas gets an email meant for Rachel P Salazar in Thailand. Their love story begins from there.

I’d like to butt in and share one of my favorites; Me & You

yes me and you is so excellent. i only didnt include it bc is sort of mentioned in the title but yes please watch that one.

idunwin:

melanoleuca:

Remember when there was a 7 mile spanking machine on spongebob and no one said anything about it ever

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image bring me the booty

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kittygotwet:

my fave thing in video games is when you just leave a character standing there for a minute and they start looking around or straightening their clothes or stretching it’s just great 

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whatthefuckistevvs:

saccharinescorpion:

lucifer-kit-kat:

I SAW THE BOOK OF LIFE AND GUESS WHAT 

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THIS KID WASNT GENDERED LIKE AT ALL NO ONE SAID THEIR PRONOUNS 

GUESS WHO’S HEADCANNONLY AGENDER/NONBINARY NOW 

from the art book

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sadly not named, but i think it’s interesting that Gutierrez went with a gender-neutral descriptor for them….

Reminder this kid was also like “LA MUERTE IS SOOO PRETTY” and almost inmediately went XIBALBA IS SOOO HANDSOME as well

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s-p-o-o-k-y-sivan:

tyleroakley:

bitchesxbacon:

madibert:

If you pretend like you’re flicking or hitting him as soon as he hits the screen it is so entertaining

I LITERALLY JUST SAT HERE FLICKING MY SCREEN FOR 5 MINUTES.

CAN’T STOP.

WON’T STOP.

s-p-o-o-k-y-sivan:

tyleroakley:

bitchesxbacon:

madibert:

If you pretend like you’re flicking or hitting him as soon as he hits the screen it is so entertaining

I LITERALLY JUST SAT HERE FLICKING MY SCREEN FOR 5 MINUTES.

CAN’T STOP.

WON’T STOP.

(Source: myholelife, via to-broadwaysomeday)

ninetynineno:

sylphoftime:

i think it’s funny how christianity made a big deal about mary being impregnanted by god and everyone was like “oh my god the son of god! we must worship him listen to his great wisdom.” 

meanwhile, if you said god knocked you up in ancient greece they’d just be like “yeah, me too.”

Okay, I laughed.

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hipster-seahorse:

bleachdalilah:

thtwhitegurrl:

slutdust:

I bought my friend an elephant for their room.

They said “Thank you.”

I said “Don’t mention it.”

Is there a joke here that 15 thousand people get but I don’t?

PLEASE EXPLAIN

There’s an elephant in the room

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violencegirl:

aint-got-nothin-at-all:

boobsbirdsbotany:


Real life “Rosie the Riveter” - Tennessee, 1943.
From the Library of Congress collection, 1930’s-1940’s in Color. 

GLORIFY THE SHIT OUT OF THIS IMAGE

!!!!!!!!

Painting a more accurate version of history, one reblog at a time.
When I posted this archival image of a “real life Rosie the Riveter” one year ago, I had no idea it would resonate with so many people. 19K and counting. 

violencegirl:

aint-got-nothin-at-all:

boobsbirdsbotany:

Real life “Rosie the Riveter” - Tennessee, 1943.

From the Library of Congress collection, 1930’s-1940’s in Color

GLORIFY THE SHIT OUT OF THIS IMAGE

!!!!!!!!

Painting a more accurate version of history, one reblog at a time.

When I posted this archival image of a “real life Rosie the Riveter” one year ago, I had no idea it would resonate with so many people. 19K and counting. 

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cinemagorgeous:

Beautiful Dwarven armor designs for the Hobbit films, by Nick Keller.

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fernwah:

this would make everyone shut up 

fernwah:

this would make everyone shut up 

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doctopus:

u kiddin me

doctopus:

u kiddin me

(Source: doctopus, via ruinedchildhood)