Do not fall in love
With people like me.
people like me
will love you so hard
that you turn into stone
into a statue where people
come to marvel at how long
it must have taken to carve
that faraway look into your eyes
Do not fall in love with people like me
we will take you to
museums and parks
and kiss you in every beautiful
place so that you can
never go back to them
without tasting us
like blood in your mouth
Do not come any closer.
people like me
when our time is up
we will splatter loss
all over your walls
in angry colors
that make you wish
your doorway never
learned our name
do not fall in love
with people like me.
with the lonely ones
we will forget our own names
if it means learning yours
we will make you think
hurricanes are gentle
that pain is a gift
you will get lost
in the desperation
in the longing for something
that is always reaching
but never able to hold
do not fall in love
with people like me.
we will destroy your
we will throw apologies at you
that shatter on the floor
and cut your feet
we will never learn
how to be soft
we will leave.
we always do.
Upside-Down Ads Reveal The Subtlety Of Depression
Singapore-based suicide prevention organisation Samaritans of Singapore recently ran a series of ads which cleverly uses ambigrams to highlight the difficulty in understanding and identifying depression. The print ads feature images showing a positive message.
However, when the ad is inverted, a sadder, more depressing message is revealed.
The advertisement’s tagline “The signs are there if you read them” is printed upside-down so that readers will know to flip the ads over.
It also reinforces the message that it is easy to miss the warning signs of depression.
It’s hilarious that non-Americans on Tumblr are all like “OMG DENNY’S TUMBLR MAKES ME WISH I LIVED IN AMERICA SO I COULD EAT THERE,” while us Americans will literally only eat at Dennys if it’s 3 in the morning and we’ve lost control of our life.
The Answer Man is an urban legend about a game that is played by kids in Japan. They say the game can invoke an evil spirit that will answer any question given to it.
- Ten people who each own a cell phoneStep 1: Gather ten people in a loose circle. Each person must have the cell phone number of the person to their left.Step 2: On the count of three, each person presses the call button to contact the person on their leftStep 3: Everyone puts their phone to their ear and listens
Because everyone is calling each other at the same time, all of the phones should be busy and nobody should receive an answer.However, one person will find that their call is mysteriously answered and they will hear a voice on the other end of the line.This is the Answer Man.When you are on the phone with the Answer Man, you can ask him anything. He will answer whatever questions you choose to ask him. However, after he gives you your answer, he will have a question for you. They say that if you answer his questions incorrectly or are unable to give an answer, a large gnarled hand will appear from the phone and tear off a piece of your body.
OH MY GODthat comment made me lose all seriousness for this
Alright, since it’s June 19th, I guess I should acknowledge this video.
“Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” has gotten a lot of attention on this website for simply being fucking terrifying, but most people don’t seem to realize that it has far deeper implications.
The entire video is based around the idea that the education system is set up to tell children to be creative, as long as they are creative in the right way. The notebook is the teacher to the puppets, the children.
The notebook tells the children to look at the clouds, but they don’t see anything until he raises a monocle; I.E., they can only see new concepts through the teacher’s eyes. As soon as one of the children gains enough initiative to act on their own by painting a clown, the teacher immediately stops everything to shut him down. The teacher tells them to write out a “creative color,” but the color green wasn’t on the color wheel he showed them. When one of the children came up with the idea for green, he got angry at him. Finally, things start falling apart, and we see the Hollywood production in the background, representing the idea that, beyond the pleasant facade, there is something far more sinister happening in the shadows.
The notebook ends by saying “Now let’s all agree to never be creative again.” He is blaming the children’s acceptance of creativity for the chaos that just happened. The notebook installs the idea in the children’s heads that creativity is good, but only when it’s certain kinds of approved creativity. We tell our children, who are so eager to learn, that they can be who they want to be and do what they want to do- but only so long as they don’t think outside the box.
The video, surreal as it may seem, is an observation of a double-standard that ruins children’s intellectual and creative growth.
Reblogging this again. Because I don’t know how well I might have emphasized this last time, but I we literally watched this in my film class elective, called “Beyond the Frame: Understanding Narrative in Lens-Based and Visual Media”. At an accredited private art college. This is some Fine-ass Art right here.
Amsterdam is turning rainbow for a visit of the Russian president Putin. The council of the city of Amsterdam has decided to hang out the gay pride flag on all council owned buildings and offices, in protest to Russia’s new anti-gay law.
pretty sure Amsterdam is now the sass capital of the world
“this leaves men confused and unable to pigeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is… take you seriously.”