One of the hardest things about being a poet
is picking up guys, see
you can’t just walk up to someone and say
“hi. I really like something about your ears and I was wondering
what do you think god is made of?”
You can’t just go home with someone and say
“I know you’re trying to get laid, but
I was wondering,
how do you feel about looking at your window
and making up stories for the people who walk by
or laying in your bed and telling me about your childhood,
I know it’s small but I don’t mind you being close to me
I’m not crazy,
yes, I know we just met.”
One of the hardest things about being a poet
is I’ve wrote a million poems about yes.
I have thousands of poems about how I want you
to grab me and kiss me and tell me I’m yours, but
I’ve never written a poem for no.
They tell me I have a way with words, but the truth is,
I’m just reciting the lines and there isn’t a clever metaphor or rhyme
for please get your tongue out of my throat.
I shouldn’t have gone home with you.
There is no play on words
for when you ask me if I want to take this to your room
my voice box becomes as useful as air to a fish
so I nod.
My poems tell me to nod, my outfit tells me to nod, I came home with you,
so I must want to go to your room, right?
The feminist in me is screaming,
my face is screaming,
you ask me if I’m ok
you really are a nice guy
and I just keep nodding
everything is alright.
When you finish,
you kiss me.
Then you look at my eyes for the first time all night
wipe away my tears
ask me if I was crying.
I laugh. Of course not.
The truth is my tongue knows how to give you
exactly what you want but
it doesn’t know how to form the words
“you have the same smile as my ex boyfriend
and fucking you makes me cry.”
I am a poet.
I have millions of words racing through my mind
at 160 mph every second
so I think “no” might have gotten stuck in traffic
somewhere between my mind in my mouth
I thought you would see it in my eyes.
I’m sorry.
I didn’t mean to make you into my monster.
When you kissed me goodbye
I think you could finally taste it on my lips.

"The First Poem for ‘No’" by Lizzy

I decided now was as good a time as any to start posting more of my poetry so, yeah. Whatever.

(via sin-ers)
When you kiss me, the cartoon devil and angel on my shoulders climb into my ears, lick all my neurons, and start fucking on my brain stem.
Static Electricity, Neil Hilborn (via salvia-plath-x)

duderscooter:

"What genre is dethklok"
“Hamburger time metal”

neuromorphogenesis:

Canadian student has “out of body experiences” whenever she wants
After attending a lecture on “out of body experiences,” a 24-year-old student from the University of Ottawa approached her professor saying, “I thought everybody could do that.” She can apparently do this at will — making her the first person with this condition to be studied.
The resulting paper, which now appears in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, describes the condition as something of an illusion, where a person’s ability to track their body’s position in space and time has somehow become externalized. In this extraordinary case, the university student claims she can do this whenever she wants — to induce the feeling that she can experience her body moving outside the boundaries of her physical body, while remaining aware of her unmoving physical body.
So, if you’re a neuroscientist studying this particular person, what do you do? You put her in a brain scanner, of course. Writing in ABC News, Gillian Mohney explains more:

[Claude] Messier and his co-author interviewed the student and had her undergo an MRI to see if her brain activity might shed light on her unusual ability.
Messier said the girl first noticed her ability when she was a child and had a hard time going to sleep during naps. To pass the time she would “float” above her body.
"I feel myself moving, or, more accurately, can make myself feel as if I am moving. I know perfectly well that I am not actually moving," the student told the researchers. "In fact, I am hyper-sensitive to my body at that point, because I am concentrating so hard on the sensation of moving…For example, if I ‘spin’ for long enough, I get dizzy."
Messier said at some point the student’s brain showed similar activity to that of a high-level athlete who can vividly imagine themselves winning a competition. One difference, however, was that her brain activity was focused on one side, and the athletes usually show activity on both brain hemispheres.
Messier said more study was needed, but he said that this discovery could mean many more people have this ability but find it “unremarkable.” The discovery could be similar to how synesthesia, a mix of multiple senses, was discovered in a wider population.
Alternately, the ability could be something that everyone is able to do as an infant or child, but lose as they get older.

Wild stuff. Typically, this condition happens as the result of an injury, psychological illness, lesions on the brain, or from a drug that induces the illusion. The researchers speculate that this ability might be present in infancy but that it’s lost without regular practice. They also hypothesize that it’s more prevalent in young people… and that it’s a skill that might be developed.

neuromorphogenesis:

Canadian student has “out of body experiences” whenever she wants

After attending a lecture on “out of body experiences,” a 24-year-old student from the University of Ottawa approached her professor saying, “I thought everybody could do that.” She can apparently do this at will — making her the first person with this condition to be studied.

The resulting paper, which now appears in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, describes the condition as something of an illusion, where a person’s ability to track their body’s position in space and time has somehow become externalized. In this extraordinary case, the university student claims she can do this whenever she wants — to induce the feeling that she can experience her body moving outside the boundaries of her physical body, while remaining aware of her unmoving physical body.

So, if you’re a neuroscientist studying this particular person, what do you do? You put her in a brain scanner, of course. Writing in ABC News, Gillian Mohney explains more:

[Claude] Messier and his co-author interviewed the student and had her undergo an MRI to see if her brain activity might shed light on her unusual ability.

Messier said the girl first noticed her ability when she was a child and had a hard time going to sleep during naps. To pass the time she would “float” above her body.

"I feel myself moving, or, more accurately, can make myself feel as if I am moving. I know perfectly well that I am not actually moving," the student told the researchers. "In fact, I am hyper-sensitive to my body at that point, because I am concentrating so hard on the sensation of moving…For example, if I ‘spin’ for long enough, I get dizzy."

Messier said at some point the student’s brain showed similar activity to that of a high-level athlete who can vividly imagine themselves winning a competition. One difference, however, was that her brain activity was focused on one side, and the athletes usually show activity on both brain hemispheres.

Messier said more study was needed, but he said that this discovery could mean many more people have this ability but find it “unremarkable.” The discovery could be similar to how synesthesia, a mix of multiple senses, was discovered in a wider population.

Alternately, the ability could be something that everyone is able to do as an infant or child, but lose as they get older.

Wild stuff. Typically, this condition happens as the result of an injury, psychological illness, lesions on the brain, or from a drug that induces the illusion. The researchers speculate that this ability might be present in infancy but that it’s lost without regular practice. They also hypothesize that it’s more prevalent in young people… and that it’s a skill that might be developed.

hana-wa-ano-hi-mita:

liquorice-fingers:

the-unpopular-opinions:

So this obsession with coming off edgy; lets talk about Satanism.

Warning: I exercise my sailor tongue a few times.

Definition time: “symbol” means: “a thing that represents or stands for something else, esp. a material object representing something abstract”.
 What do you want to represent?
Sulphur:

‘Sulphur’ is a symbol that’s used for, well, theatrics. We’re not a stoic (maybe sometimes) group of people, and it doesn’t take a skilled brain to connect the dots: symbols like that cause a stir. Sulphur is related to the imagined smell of hell (fun rhymes to teach your kids) but… Satanists don’t believe in hell! :D Who does? People who probably have incorrect views on what our beliefs are, and will get jumpy when we pull out symbols. It’s not productive, but when you can’t make people change their mind, you might as well play off what they give you.
It’s an inside joke.
It’s a little dorky when non-Satanists use this because…
You think it’s some vital image to represent how satanic you are, when it’s not—you should know this.
Why are you even wearing things you don’t get? Unless sulfur is your favorite symbol (I like it a lot, too) please don’t label it with “Satanism”.
Courteously of the FAQ on the official website: “It is the alchemical symbol for sulphur. The stench produced when this substance burned has long been associated with the infernal regions. Dr. LaVey used it as a spooky decoration and it has no other significance despite some hilarious interpretations by evangelical Christians.”
 “666” also has the same purpose as sulphur, with even less importance. it scares Christians and some of us are that apathetic- end of story. I’m not saying that only Satanist can use these, but it’s kind of like those pervasive/racist/rude/politically incorrect slang names you and your friends give to each other. Any non-Satanist can flash these, but there’s a huge difference between being playful and taking them so seriously that you start shitting bricks.

The inverted cross:

Anyone can tell you WHY this is a big no-no, but for shits and giggles, I will.
This is a Christian symbol. It was used when St. Peter was crucified, and is a testament to his adoration of Christ’s crucifixion. It has nothing to do with Hell, Satan, or anything else ‘demonic’—Satanism isn’t even about demonic happenings, so I want to rip my hair out even more when I see those re-bloged pictures of the evil kittens with the black inverted cross on their forehead tagged, “satanism”, “satanic”, “demonic”, “possessed.”
Christ on a fucking cracker.
Not even close, people.
I know it seems like it would take on the similar meaning of the inverted star, but it does not.
This is the one time that I defend Christian based groups because the way they would feel, is how I feel when the Baphomet is used so lightly as decoration. 

The Sigil Baphomet:

The baphomet is the symbol for Satanism. The Hebrew around the goat on the inner circle translate into “Uroboros”, “Leviathan”; infinity, wholeness. It’s the mythological name of a serpent (which has been used as imagery in the past) eating its own tail. This serpent has been used in many stories and beliefs. Hint: it’s associated with ‘Lucifer’ when he disguised himself to Eve at the Tree of Knowledge. And in Satanism, the idea of being self-sufficient, wise, and understanding of our true nature is what we’re all about. The symbolism for snakes also appears in cultures such as Japan, where it represents, that same, what was defined earlier.  
The Goat of Mendes, The Goat of a Thousand Young, The Black Goat, The Judas Goat, and The Scapegoat, is this famous goat head. Quote from the satanic Bible, “In Satanism the pentagram is also used, but since Satanism represents the carnal instincts of man, or the opposite of spiritual nature, the pentagram is inverted to perfectly accommodate the head of the goat – its horns, representing duality, thrust upwards in defiance; the other three points inverted, or the trinity denied.”
The goat represents “sinful”, animalistic, nature that many groups such as Christianity try to crop us out of; Satanists recognize ourselves as animals.
The pentagon that LaVey was referring to, is a very popular image; a man with his legs and arms spread to create the shape of a star. The top point in that original image represents spirituality, and as Satanists, we naturally invert that due to our opposing beliefs of what it commonly means to be “spiritual” and the guidelines that go along with that..

Take the Sigil of Baphomet seriously.

Before you wear any symbols, please take some time to research.
Before you call yourself something, please take some time to research.
Before you do anything, please take some time to research if you don’t already know.
I know we all have such busy lives, but if you have time to go to the mall, buy a shirt, take a picture, post it online: you have time to research and find out what it means.
I’m getting tired of people misinterpreting it and influencing the misinterpretation of others. Satanism is not a style; it means something. I don’t care how cool the symbols are or how bad-ass it makes you look to display them: stop empty posturing.

And if you are a “Theistic Satanist” don’t use the symbols meant for an Atheist group, and don’t call yourself a Satanist. “Satanism” was a term that Anton LaVey titled his philosophy and when you use that name and link it to the description of someone who believes and worships demons, Satan, and other mythical things, you are pushing the negative stereotype along for the rest of us who do not. (I cross out “theistic” because in Satanism, there is no worship going on. If you worship the devil, you would most likely be “Leviathan”—yes, I mentioned that earlier. Uroboros plays a part in many things, and yes: people do share common ground, but that des not make us the same. Hey I’ve got an idea! Go fucking research.) 
Please find the correct terms for yourself and stop being so thoughtless.
C’mon, you’re on the internet all day googling the answers to your math homework, anyway. Just open another tab. It’s that easy.
I hope everyone’s having a decent fucking day.
Research.


Finally someone is saying it!

This is why I get uncomfortable when I see “satanist” regalia

hana-wa-ano-hi-mita:

liquorice-fingers:

the-unpopular-opinions:

So this obsession with coming off edgy; lets talk about Satanism.

Warning: I exercise my sailor tongue a few times.

Definition time: “symbol” means: “a thing that represents or stands for something else, esp. a material object representing something abstract”.

 What do you want to represent?

Sulphur:

‘Sulphur’ is a symbol that’s used for, well, theatrics. We’re not a stoic (maybe sometimes) group of people, and it doesn’t take a skilled brain to connect the dots: symbols like that cause a stir. Sulphur is related to the imagined smell of hell (fun rhymes to teach your kids) but… Satanists don’t believe in hell! :D Who does? People who probably have incorrect views on what our beliefs are, and will get jumpy when we pull out symbols. It’s not productive, but when you can’t make people change their mind, you might as well play off what they give you.

It’s an inside joke.

It’s a little dorky when non-Satanists use this because…

  1. You think it’s some vital image to represent how satanic you are, when it’s not—you should know this.
  2. Why are you even wearing things you don’t get? Unless sulfur is your favorite symbol (I like it a lot, too) please don’t label it with “Satanism”.

Courteously of the FAQ on the official website: “It is the alchemical symbol for sulphur. The stench produced when this substance burned has long been associated with the infernal regions. Dr. LaVey used it as a spooky decoration and it has no other significance despite some hilarious interpretations by evangelical Christians.”

 “666” also has the same purpose as sulphur, with even less importance. it scares Christians and some of us are that apathetic- end of story. I’m not saying that only Satanist can use these, but it’s kind of like those pervasive/racist/rude/politically incorrect slang names you and your friends give to each other. Any non-Satanist can flash these, but there’s a huge difference between being playful and taking them so seriously that you start shitting bricks.

The inverted cross:

Anyone can tell you WHY this is a big no-no, but for shits and giggles, I will.

This is a Christian symbol. It was used when St. Peter was crucified, and is a testament to his adoration of Christ’s crucifixion. It has nothing to do with Hell, Satan, or anything else ‘demonic’—Satanism isn’t even about demonic happenings, so I want to rip my hair out even more when I see those re-bloged pictures of the evil kittens with the black inverted cross on their forehead tagged, “satanism”, “satanic”, “demonic”, “possessed.”

Christ on a fucking cracker.

Not even close, people.

I know it seems like it would take on the similar meaning of the inverted star, but it does not.

This is the one time that I defend Christian based groups because the way they would feel, is how I feel when the Baphomet is used so lightly as decoration. 

The Sigil Baphomet:

The baphomet is the symbol for Satanism. The Hebrew around the goat on the inner circle translate into “Uroboros”, “Leviathan”; infinity, wholeness. It’s the mythological name of a serpent (which has been used as imagery in the past) eating its own tail. This serpent has been used in many stories and beliefs. Hint: it’s associated with ‘Lucifer’ when he disguised himself to Eve at the Tree of Knowledge. And in Satanism, the idea of being self-sufficient, wise, and understanding of our true nature is what we’re all about. The symbolism for snakes also appears in cultures such as Japan, where it represents, that same, what was defined earlier.  

The Goat of Mendes, The Goat of a Thousand Young, The Black Goat, The Judas Goat, and The Scapegoat, is this famous goat head. Quote from the satanic Bible, “In Satanism the pentagram is also used, but since Satanism represents the carnal instincts of man, or the opposite of spiritual nature, the pentagram is inverted to perfectly accommodate the head of the goat – its horns, representing duality, thrust upwards in defiance; the other three points inverted, or the trinity denied.”

The goat represents “sinful”, animalistic, nature that many groups such as Christianity try to crop us out of; Satanists recognize ourselves as animals.

The pentagon that LaVey was referring to, is a very popular image; a man with his legs and arms spread to create the shape of a star. The top point in that original image represents spirituality, and as Satanists, we naturally invert that due to our opposing beliefs of what it commonly means to be “spiritual” and the guidelines that go along with that..

Take the Sigil of Baphomet seriously.

Before you wear any symbols, please take some time to research.

Before you call yourself something, please take some time to research.

Before you do anything, please take some time to research if you don’t already know.

I know we all have such busy lives, but if you have time to go to the mall, buy a shirt, take a picture, post it online: you have time to research and find out what it means.

I’m getting tired of people misinterpreting it and influencing the misinterpretation of others. Satanism is not a style; it means something. I don’t care how cool the symbols are or how bad-ass it makes you look to display them: stop empty posturing.

And if you are a “Theistic Satanist” don’t use the symbols meant for an Atheist group, and don’t call yourself a Satanist. “Satanism” was a term that Anton LaVey titled his philosophy and when you use that name and link it to the description of someone who believes and worships demons, Satan, and other mythical things, you are pushing the negative stereotype along for the rest of us who do not. (I cross out “theistic” because in Satanism, there is no worship going on. If you worship the devil, you would most likely be “Leviathan”—yes, I mentioned that earlier. Uroboros plays a part in many things, and yes: people do share common ground, but that des not make us the same. Hey I’ve got an idea! Go fucking research.) 

Please find the correct terms for yourself and stop being so thoughtless.

C’mon, you’re on the internet all day googling the answers to your math homework, anyway. Just open another tab. It’s that easy.

I hope everyone’s having a decent fucking day.

Research.

Finally someone is saying it!

This is why I get uncomfortable when I see “satanist” regalia

hotelmario:

yungbiochemist:

Kush entirely too fucking loud

hotelmario:

yungbiochemist:

Kush entirely too fucking loud

You have to keep choosing recovery, over and over and over again. You have to make that choice 5-6 times each day. You have to make that choice even when you really don’t want to. It’s not a single choice, and it’s not easy.
'What It Means To Choose Recovery' (via disgustinghuman)
lovesexdevotion:

That was so beautiful

lovesexdevotion:

That was so beautiful

strugglingtobeheard:

snk-potato-girl:

jake—from—statefarm:

This is a seal with hiccups.  
You’re welcome.



this is so fucking awesome lol, it lands perfectly back on the rock.

strugglingtobeheard:

snk-potato-girl:

jake—from—statefarm:

This is a seal with hiccups.  

You’re welcome.

this is so fucking awesome lol, it lands perfectly back on the rock.

She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you’ll know loss the rest of your life
Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her (via dodson123)

partybarackisinthehousetonight:

a fun thing to do: say “no thanks, i’m a vegetarian” when people hand you their newborn babies