1. persystella:

    hey tumblr!

    i’m working on choosing a college to go to and i was wondering if anyone in the tags could tell me what the queer community is like at your school (i would prefer to have queer people answer my first question but you don’t have to be)

    also, i’d love to hear what it is you like about your school if you want to share! (from anyone attending or that has attended)


    so I go to hampshire.

    I’m really reluctant to call what we have a ‘queer community,’ but I’m reluctant to call anything that, b/c someone being trans or gay or what have you doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll be friends, and all that.

    But it’s…nice. At some point, some queer people at Hampshire built mud houses for themselves. And those people are leaving, and my friends and I, and other people, have built our own houses, the way we want to, growing/abandoning/maintaining the features of what is already there. I fully expect and want what I have built here to fall apart + make way for the needs of others when I leave.

    But what it boils down to is, hampshire will let you find some really cool people and build some really nice community, but you’re going to have to do a bit of legwork yourself, b/c it’s all based on friendship.

    other than that people are generally as supportive and nice as you could hope.


  2. filthkid:


    millions of real existing people fall in love with straight men. what the fuck

    im still thinking about this. they dont just befriend and hang out with straight men, they get emotional about them. they think ‘this person is the best thing that ever happened to me’. i think there was a time when this phenomenon made sense to me but now it does not.

    (via queerpunkhamlet)


  3. I was on snopes and found the page about videos of deaths.

    Read More

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  5. justamerplwithabox:











    Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

    Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

    To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

    On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

    I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

    Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

    The lengths we go for music.

    Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

    One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

    And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

    [stifled giggling]

    [reeeeeeally deep breath]


    The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

    In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

    FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

    This is the best band post 

    Everyone else go home

    Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this


    which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,


    that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

    Who does that?

    This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

    Julius IdontgivaFucik

    More like Julius Fuckit

    (Source: housecatincarnate, via sabrieln7)


  6. does anyone know any pictures of old trans women?

    I see that old trans man circling around tumblr on occasion and like, it makes me realize I never see any old trans women.

    I want to feel like I might actually grow old, y’know?

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  8. methdragon:

    be there or 


    (via waitnoihatethis)


  9. mrcrockers:


    hue jackman


    i showed this to my sister and she slapped me

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  10. acatnamedhercules:







    So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

    holy shit

    ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

    Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

    for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


    this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

    holy shit

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