1. Had this conversation with someone right before reading the manifesto.

    Cos she’s been somewhat openly hinting to me about a r/s. But we’re not compatible at all in the long term in my opinion. So I’ve been trying to get her to see her guy friend as a potential.

    All she replied was: I like guys like you, he’s too boring and nice.

    I’m just thinking he sacrificed a lot of his time for you and you can’t even deign to consider him.

    Sad la these guys can empower themselves just by adjusting their mindset and interactions. Craziness is doing the same things over again expecting a different results.

    1. Guys like Rodger needs to stop thinking girls should like them for who they are. Or feel entitled to access to sex. That’s being self-absorbed and a mere unhelpful pity party.

    2. Rodger’s thinking was stupid but not misogynist. Misogyny is the hatred of women by virtue of gender alone. Rodger targeted his victims based upon his hatred of men who could get the women he couldn’t, and women cos he can’t get them.

    (He’s very well articulated and based upon he’s reasoning, he’s motive was envy and sexual frustration driven and not misogynist in nature. So feminazis can stop using him as fodder against misogyny [which is real and wrong, just not in this case].)

     
  2. Reading the manifesto of Elliot Rodger. I can’t but feel sad and angry at his thought processes.

    He’s no doubt an ISFP. A natural introvert, his actions guided by his value system (though quite misguided it is). And his innate ability to circumspect and psychoanalyse himself.

    The biggest flaw is his sense of entitlement. He believes everyone else is getting girls, and therefore he should also. And he internalised his failure in this aspect and equated to him being a failure.

    It is very similar to Hitler, except their drives were very different. Hitler’s was work, his was sex.

    I don’t kid, the problems they faced are important. One is bread and butter, the other is procreation and bodily pleasure, and by extension, social status (Rodger keeps harping on that in the 141 pages).

    But there always solutions to these problems.

    The sad thing is how they externalise: They have failed in some aspect of life, but it’s not their fault. It’s everyone else’s. If not for everyone, they would be perfect (as how he refers to himself as “the ultimate gentlemen”).

     
  3. 01:59 3rd May 2014

    Notes: 55198

    Reblogged from silver-lining-dreams

    writingadvice1:

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  4. The early Muslims, especially Aisha, were extremely blunt in their description of physical attributes and sexual activities. They had none of the shame and discomfort that modern Muslims have about these issues, because they were not subjected to British colonial brainwashing. Many Muslims today, especially those from Indian subcontinental and Arab backgrounds, are the product of several centuries of Victorian cultural conditioning left over by the British.

    During the Indian Raj, the British colonizers were horrified by how blunt the Islamic texts were about sexuality — there were popular “sex manuals” disseminated by the ulema (religious scholars) to give practical advice to husbands and wives about how to please each other, all based on hadith (oral traditions) of our Holy Prophet (pbuh). The Victorian British, who were raised to believe that sex even between married people was shameful and unspiritual, forced Indian Muslim scholars to retranslate these Arabic texts into Urdu using euphemisms that were acceptable to the colonialists. The result has been two centuries of Muslims believing that discussions of the human body and genitals as well as open talk about sex is uncultured, when in truth Muslims never had such taboos.

    In the hadiths, Aisha was very blunt about how the Prophet (pbuh) liked to have sex. In the hadiths she said that he even enjoyed what we would call “French kissing” — that he used to suck on her tongue. “French kissing” was as such promulgated by early Muslims as a Sunnah (an example of the Prophet to be emulated).

    All of this may shock you, but I would urge you to go back and read the hadiths for yourself, and you will see that blunt discussion of sex and physical body parts has always been a part of Islam.

    — 

    Kamran Pasha (via tmihijabi)

    When colonialism has even reached the bedrooms.

    (via theblackdalia)

     
  5. So hard not to look back

     
  6. 10:35 18th Apr 2014

    Notes: 383812

    Reblogged from thundermoth

    owlgoggles20:

astutes:

A clock that writes the time.

This is so unnecessary I’ll take 20

    owlgoggles20:

    astutes:

    A clock that writes the time.

    This is so unnecessary I’ll take 20

    (Source: astutes)

     
  7. 10:32

    Notes: 313817

    Reblogged from thundermoth

    image: Download

    diloolie:

thepsychobrentt:

HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?
Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar. Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.
Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.
At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon. Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it. Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.
The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.
Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness. And this is the purpose of human life.

…I’d just play in the balloon room. >3>

    diloolie:

    thepsychobrentt:

    HOW CAN WE BE HAPPY ?

    Once a group of 50 people was attending a seminar.
    Suddenly the speaker stopped and decided to do a group activity. He started giving each one a balloon. Each one was asked to write his/her name on it using a marker pen. Then all the balloons were collected and put in another room.

    Now these delegates were let in that room and asked to find the balloon which had their name written, within 5 minutes. Everyone was frantically searching for their name, colliding with each other, pushing around others and there was utter chaos.

    At the end of 5 minutes no one could find their own balloon.
    Now each one was asked to randomly collect a balloon and give it to the person whose name was written on it.
    Within minutes everyone had their own balloon.

    The speaker began— exactly this is happening in our lives. Everyone is frantically looking for happiness all around, not knowing where it is.

    Our happiness lies in the happiness of other people. Give them their happiness; you will get your own happiness.
    And this is the purpose of human life.

    …I’d just play in the balloon room. >3>

     
  8. 10:31

    Notes: 9778

    Reblogged from thundermoth

    mrjakeparker:

    Just felt like someone needed to read this today.

    If you want a print version for your bookshelf it’s in my short story collection The Antler Boy and Other Stories.

     
  9. 10:29

    Notes: 284718

    Reblogged from thundermoth

    I’ve stored and cracked more nuts than anyone, I am THE Nutcracker of nutcrackers!

    (Source: earloffabulousness)

     
  10. 17:37 16th Apr 2014

    Notes: 464352

    Reblogged from silver-lining-dreams

    image: Download

    rosydrops:

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how to remove a splinter


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    (Source: opulentes)

     
  11. 02:17 7th Apr 2014

    Notes: 147499

    Reblogged from thundermoth

    mildlyamused:

oh man wouldn’t it be GREAT if Hollywood gave Medusa the movie treatment and showed her as the tragic wronged hero she was? Just chillin’ out as a just a ordinary woman until Poseidon raped her in Athena’s temple and instead of being like “DUDE UNCLE NO WTF ARE YOU DOING?!” and smiting him, Athena punished the victim and turned her into a monster with snakes for hair…only wait Athena isn’t an idiot and how could she even punish the god of the sea? But she could give Medusa the power to make sure no man ever laid a goddamn finger on her again. Until Perseus traipsed in and fucked it all up. Way to go idiot. I bet if you’d just asked nicely she might have turned shit to stone for you.

    mildlyamused:

    oh man wouldn’t it be GREAT if Hollywood gave Medusa the movie treatment and showed her as the tragic wronged hero she was? Just chillin’ out as a just a ordinary woman until Poseidon raped her in Athena’s temple and instead of being like “DUDE UNCLE NO WTF ARE YOU DOING?!” and smiting him, Athena punished the victim and turned her into a monster with snakes for hair…only wait Athena isn’t an idiot and how could she even punish the god of the sea? But she could give Medusa the power to make sure no man ever laid a goddamn finger on her again. Until Perseus traipsed in and fucked it all up. Way to go idiot. I bet if you’d just asked nicely she might have turned shit to stone for you.

    (Source: moseisleywelcomingcommittee)

     
  12. 02:16

    Notes: 306195

    Reblogged from thundermoth

    There are poems
    inside of you
    that paper can’t
    handle.
    — (via asdfghjkllove)

    (Source: rustyvoices)

     
  13. 02:15

    Notes: 339540

    Reblogged from silver-lining-dreams

    whyusosirius:

    thesirjordan:

    Julie Andrews on how she got the part in Mary Poppins.

    WE’LL WAIT

    when walt fucking disney waits for you then you are the absolute queen of everything

    (Source: lejazzhot)

     
  14. My best friends in the cg I miss a lot for the past year without them.

    Now I’ve got to look for my new Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

    But I wish to keep my old ones.

    Can I do that.

    INFP.

     
  15. Going thru my old stuff and saw one of the cards for my 21st.

    I’m a stupid guy.