Cities are smells: Acre is the smell of iodine and spices. Haifa is the smell of pine and wrinkled sheets. Moscow is the smell of vodka on ice. Cairo is the smell of mango and ginger. Beirut is the smell of the sun, sea, smoke, and lemons. Paris is the smell of fresh bread, cheese, and derivations of enchantment. Damascus is the smell of jasmine and dried fruit. Tunis is the smell of night musk and salt. Rabat is the smell of henna, incense and honey. A city that cannot be known by its smell is unreliable. Exiles have a shared smell: the smell of longing for something else; a smell that remembers another smell. A painting, nostalgic that guides you, like a worn tourist map, to the smell of the original place. A smell is a memory and a setting sun. Sunset, here, is beauty rebuking the stranger.
But to love the sunset is not, as they say, one of the attributes of exile." — Mahmoud Darwish, In the Presence of Absence (via yesyes)
gender magic though
glamour spells to help you appear as the gender you identify as
sigils on the inside of binders to help conceal
makeup infused with spells
spells put on clothes tho help you appear more masculine/feminine/androgynous/what have you
spells worked into hairstyles
spells worked into jewelry
gender magic yay
Practice with Pronouns is a site that lets you practise subject, object, possessive, and reflexive forms of English third person pronouns. It comes with a few of the most common options, but you can also fill in whatever pronouns you like. Useful for both English learners and people wanting to practise using nonbinary pronouns.
As if it couldn’t get any more delightful, it often uses quotes from Welcome to Night Vale in the practice sentences, which is definitely far more entertaining than See Spot Run. The feedback sentences are also very cute.
(Hm, I’m pretty sure the second blank in that screenshot should have said “xyr”, in retrospect.)
Eirik Johnson - Borderlands
by Agu Lepkie
Nashville, Tennessee UFO Sightings
The photographs which were ttaken Sept 27, 1989, of these UFOs were provided by Commander Graham Bethune of the US Navy. He got them from a friend who wanted to remain anonymous.
His friend, a photographer, captured these photos using a Canon T-90
Fred Sathal Haute Couture Fall 2014
ph. Emma Hartvig
It’s official! President Obama has signed an executive order granting workplace equality to LGBT federal workers. This is a historic day — but we’re not done yet. Next up, let’s enact workplace protections for every LGBT employee, everywhere in the country.
i’m never lost in a character, ever. Everything is absolutely articulated & worked out & there’s no room for error. The only thing there is room for is inspiration in the moment because you’ve done your homework up to that point.