Violet Rose (via c-icatrix)
This is one of my favorite quotes about sexualization/objectification vs autonomy of female bodies bc it’s so succinct
idk I just want to find someone who is proud as fuck to be with me.
DR. DOG - HEART IT RACES
Aubrey Plaza by juco
When I moved back to Texas, I wasn’t feeling so good. Someone anonymously messaged me something sweet during the transitional period where I was moving back (I’d later come to find that person was Cass and it was one of very few anonymous messages he would ever send) and I felt a camaraderie with someone I didn’t know. For months, I ached over my displacement (which, I could argue, was equal parts my fault and the faults of the two people who discarded me) and I was at the lowest point of my life-I cried all the time, I couldn’t handle the financial or familial stress of being home, my whole world seemed shattered.
I met Cass a while back, or noticed him at least, because he had a solid blog and liked TCGS and (on Halloween) I saw his Gene picture and thought he was adorable. And then we talked once a week. And then we talked once a day. and suddenly, out of nowhere, we were talking all the time. And I didn’t know how to be sad anymore because there was this person out in the world who knew how to talk to me about anything. We would spend hours together everyday. We talked about things I did wrong that I wouldn’t tell anyone else. We talked about our past relationships and what we wanted and who we wanted to be. Talking to him made me feel like who I was hoping to be in my life. He let me discuss things that bothered me and always let me vent frustrations with people in the world or street harrassers or how my privilege made me feel guilty for worrying about street harassment when there are so many other issues to worry about.
one night, after a lot of lip biting and second guessing, I told him I loved him.
And I do.
And nothing has ever felt so good.
Deneece is leaving out some things. Because yes, she was having a rough patch and I talked with her through that. But she got through that on her own because life moves on and she’s a smart and talented person who was never going to wind up in east Texas.
We’re also dating because one of the first times we talked she mentioned the movie Taxi and we did a three hour riff on how it’s a cinematic masterpiece. We’re dating because she likes to use the word “paratext” a lot and let’s me make fun of her for being a bit pretentious that way. We’re dating because she likes my belly and I like her whole dumb everything.
Anyways. We laugh a lot and smile a lot and I lived with her for a month and was still super into it.
But in the end we met because she has a thing for the Gene Belcher aesthetic.