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nezua:

rubyvroom:

Sorry for the extremely lengthy post on your dashes but this is so important

The world is watching, White America.

FIGHT TERRORISM, STOP COPS.

At first I was like lol duh but then shit got scary

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ireallyhatecornnuts:

I’ve got 99 problems and my inability to self motivate is causing every single one of them.

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wolfdiesel:

sizvideos:

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Ladies and Gentlemen, craftsmanship. One of the finest examples of taking pride in what you do, and making absolutely sure no detail is too small.

after gays can marry I wanna marry this desk.  #betterthananightstand

wordsonpagespress:

This is Buddy Wakefield.

You may know him, or know of him—he’s one of slam poetry’s legends, and he pretty much coined the formula we are all, by now, becoming tired of. He’s a talented, kind, intelligent man with a huge heart and way more hope than is safe for a human to have. This is him doing a TEDx talk about how he is the way he is. It’s like a 20-minute long spoken word piece and it’s very hard to take your eyes off of, because that’s just what he does.

A few weeks ago, we at words(on)pages had the pleasure of attending a workshop with this father of contemporary spoken word, and we took notes for you. These are those notes. Happy writing.

Buddy’s #1 piece of advice

  • don’t fake cry—it’s embarrassing.

Buddy on writer’s block

  • it’s a myth rooted in laziness
  • you don’t need to be brilliant every time you sit down to write—just show up every day
  • if you write one sweet little line, find one gem each day for 30 days, you’ve got 30 gems to string together in a poem

Buddy on getting on stage for the first time

  • know you’re going to be nervous
  • know that’s okay
  • false confidence won’t resonate with anyone
  • so be honest
  • (not vocally, necessarily, just honest)
  • (you don’t need to say, “Man I’m so nervous—it’s my first time”)
  • (you just don’t need to pretend you aren’t nervous)
  • allow the feeling to unfold the way it will, not the way you want it to

Buddy’s evolution

  • he was always looking to write himself into the light
  • and that formula became ubiquitous
  • he no longer wanted to be a part of it
  • “fucking the hearts of the judges to get a bastard 10”
  • so he hasn’t written anything to completion since 2011
  • “all my life I’ve been writing my idea self, and only in practice have I gotten closer to being that guy”
  • he bought a house, bought a landscaping company
  • he left the community of tragedy addicts

Buddy on authenticity and fine-tuning

  • “If you’re boring, you’re boring. Badass. Embrace it.”
  • your writing doesn’t have to be for a crowd
  • do not be afraid to rebuild—you have to, if you want to be classic
  • unpack clichés
  • not just clichéd phrases, but clichéd words (eg. “soul, reality, thighs”)
  • read your poem start to finish, and stop as soon as it stops resonating
  • recognize the moment
  • it doesn’t have to be a big word—it could be a conjunction, an article
  • sometimes there is no ending
  • stop looking in extremes
  • stop “purporting heaviness unnecessarily”
  • sometimes there is a feeling you get after doing a poem successful too many times
  • when you get that feeling of insincerity, stop doing it
  • skepticism and cynicism are easy, lazy traits

this video is gold.

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my-h-e-a-r-t-s-not-in-it:

hey sorry im late i didnt want to come

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HAH.  HAH HAHAHA

HAH.  HAH HAHAHA

jumbaco:

if you didnt have an avril lavigne phase youre a liar

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Do not kiss them until they admit they are meat.
Derrick Brown

filson:

"We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known." — Carson McCullers
Photo by Travis Gillett.


know-it-all little shit.

filson:

"We are torn between nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known." — Carson McCullers

Photo by Travis Gillett.

know-it-all little shit.

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coyotelips:

badbilliejean:

dan-and-his-hormones:

Ferguson police are being sued for $40mil, +++ some of the officers are facing individual lawsuits for rights infringement. fucking break those cops. 

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is some of the best news I’ve had in days and I want you to be excited about it too

thank fucking god.

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There are
hundreds of ways to
kneel & kiss
the ground.
[Rumi]


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