I’ve pretty much got all of my shit booked for my trip to the US in October now (I just finished my visa waiver) and I’m so excited! The one part I’m really nervous about is that I will be going off on my own for two days to Disneyworld and Universal (Harry Potter!), and I don’t have anyone to go to the parks with.
I’m pretty introverted at times and I don’t mind being alone, but I don’t know how I will feel going to the parks on my own and having to experience everything without other people to be excited with. I know I could probably create a meetup or something but I’d be worried that I’d end up with a creeper or someone who doesn’t to go on the rides that I want to or something awful like that. Disney and Harry Potter are two big parts of my childhood and I’m worried that my trip won’t live up to my expectations ;-;
“She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening. She has the mysterious solitude of ambiguous states; she hovers in a no-man’s land between life and death, sleeping and waking.”—Angela Carter, “The Lady of the House of Love” (via words-and-coffee)
Yesterday a 17 year female, who attends Lancaster High School in California, was beaten by a football player, on school grounds, for being gay. After receiving over a dozen blows to her jaw, head, eye and head, all he received was a 5 day suspension by the Lancaster School District. She suffered from a fractured jaw and multiple concussions to the head and the Deputy Sheriff advised her mother to re-think her wanting to file charges against the football player because her daughter pushed him back. The school ended up documenting "assault" charges on the victims school file, NOT the football players!!! To make things worse, the Deputy Sheriff warned the victim, by saying, "Just so you know, if you file charges against him, I'm taking his side." We're attempting to raise awareness and bring this story to light because Lancaster High School is trying to sweep this "Hate Crime" under the rug!
“…there were glass rubies in her head for eyes and her ferocious teeth, made of mother o’pearl, were always on show, for she had a permanent smile? Her beautiful hands seemed more like weapons because her nails were so long, her clothes were dyed a purple the colour of blood in a love suicide - not so much a cunningly simulated woman, as a monstrous goddess, at once preposterous and magnificent, who transcended the notion that she was dependent on his hands.”—Angela Carter, The Loves of Lady Purple (via kellylugosisdead)
Because I’m going to be going on holiday for all of October to the US (I get home on the 26th) I’ve decided I’m not going to throw a party for my birthday in September because I’m trying to save as much money as I can.
Insteaaaad, I think I am going to have a Halloween party in my backyard once I get back on the 31st. We don’t celebrate the holiday in Australia but I really love it, so when I do go to the US I’m going to buy disgusting amounts of halloween decor. I’ve never been to the states before so I’m pretty clueless, but I think I’m going to try to go to the Pottery Barn, Michaels and Williams-Sonoma. I’m probably going to have to send a lot of stuff home.
AAAND, when I get back home my godmothers son-in-law has offered to teach me how to carve pumpkins (I want to try and make a couple for the party) so I will have to buy a carving kit too! ;w;
Hello! My name is Lilac, and I’m a 21 year old nerd from Perth, Australia. I am mostly here to reblog pretty pictures and to geek out about cosplay and Jojo’s, but I also really like to chat with people around the world☝ ՞ਊ ՞)☝
At the moment I have just finished a Bachelors of Psychology, and I have begun studying a Masters of Sexology. At the moment though I am taking a semester off (because university work is sucking my soul) so I can travel to the US during October for NYCC. I haven’t been to the states before and we don’t have Halloween in Australia, so I am super excited.
In my spare time I also like to collect Goosebump books, Pierrot clowns, and deer figures. I also collect Garbage Pail Kid cards, and medical oddities. I also like body modification – I’m going to be getting my ears pointed by Samppa Von Cyborg early next year.
“I can’t accept that. I can’t accept that there was only one black woman in the entire film, who delivered one line and who we never saw again. I can’t accept that the bad guys were Asian and that although in China, Lucy’s roommate says, “I mean, who speaks Chinese? I don’t speak Chinese!” I can’t accept that in Hercules, which I also saw this weekend, there were no people of color except for Dwayne Johnson himself and his mixed-race wife, whose skin was almost alabaster. I can’t accept that she got maybe two lines and was then murdered. I can’t accept that the “primitive tribe” in Hercules consisted of dark-haired men painted heavily, blackish green, to give their skin (head-to-toe) a darker appearance, so the audience could easily differentiate between good and bad guys by the white vs. dark skin. I can’t accept that during the previews, Exodus: Gods and Kings, a story about Moses leading the Israelite slaves out of Egypt, where not a single person of color is represented, casts Sigourney Weaver and Joel Edgerton to play Egyptians. I can’t accept that in the preview for Kingsman: The Secret Service, which takes place in London, features a cast of white boys and not a single person of Indian descent, which make up the largest non-white ethnic group in London. I can’t accept that in stories about the end of the world and the apocalypse, that somehow only white people survive. I can’t accept that while my daily life is filled with black and brown women, they are completely absent, erased, when I look at a TV or movie screen.”—Olivia Cole - Lucy: Why I’m Tired of Seeing White People on the Big Screen (via albinwonderland)