If you can’t pull me off my horse when I’m on my way to be sacrificed to pay the tiend to hell and hold onto me when I am in the form of various fearsome and loathsome beasts and then, when I take the form of a burning coal, plunge me into a dark well, thus allowing me to resume my true form and releasing me from the spell, then you don’t deserve me at my best
Kind of ominous sky tonight
#inktober day 14, “overgrown”
Piece of torah for #JewsAgainstICE
So the holiday of Sukkos is upon us, and famously, we call this Zman Simchaseinu, the Time of our Joy. In Ancient Israel, the reason was pretty straightforward. It was, if everything went right, the start of the yearly rains, which, besides being agriculturally essential, were seen as a moment of divine approval, that all the hard work of standing in Judgement and atoning of the high holy days had paid off, and that God was sorta sending down a big thumbs up.
rant-ish, not directed at anyone in particular (drug mention obv, personal)
there is this toxic and dangerous notion that people become junkies out of hedonism or some shit
people become addicted for a lack of fallback strategies, for a lack of support to rely on - real, organic support, not some AA bullshit (I know AA has helped a lot of people, but no offense, it hurt just as many) - and that is why you end up prioritising the drug, because it becomes your only friend
take it from me, I became dependent on amphetamine in my early 20s because it helped me keep my shit together for a while. I freed myself from that and I'm gonna be free from alcoholism too
it's about time to crush that stigma, especially among the Left so I'll talk about it no matter what anyone thinks of me, it's their job to sort out their classist preconceptions, not mine or that of other addicts
and damn it feels good to be out of the closet with this
asking for help, rent, boosts okay
I'm feeling hopeless about keeping my apartment because my roomie screwed me on their share of rent and I'm just not making enough money to cover this place on my own.
Basically I need to come up with $1200 by tomorrow, or at least half of that would let me make a payment plan with the landlord. I had hoped I'd have my back pay from work by now, and if the roomie had paid me their whole share I wouldn't even be asking but I got an impending eviction notice and idk what else to do but ask for help (and panic obviously).
So I mean, I don't really have high hopes about making it in time but if I don't at least ask, then there's no hope at all so, if anybody's got a few bucks to spare, literally any amount helps, if not with keeping me from being evicted, then at least with the cost of having to find some place else to live and moving there.
Have a song that's perfect for a montage of a group of queer teens planning their bank robbery
Also, there is a new blog post about this project the IA has been doing with the government of Bali, preserving and digitizing manuscripts written on palm leaves, including the creation of a Balinese-language font so that local volunteers could transcribe the text, it's really cool http://blog.archive.org/2019/10/09/preserving-balis-cultural-literary-history-through-the-palm-leaf-project/
On the morning when I woke up without you for the first time
I was cold, so I put on a sweater
And I turned up the heat
And the walls began to close in
And I felt so sad and frightened
I practically ran from the living room out into the street
And the wind began to blow and all the trees began to bend
And the world in its cold way started coming alive
And I stood there like a businessman waiting for a train
And I got ready for the future to arrive
"Jack, you have debauched my sloth."
75% sky pictures, 25% flotsam
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