Fragments of Shadow

Christopher Wilde

doyouwannabthelight:

my nightmares are getting worse and i don’t know what to do…

i wake up either in tears or physically ill or shaken or tense or nervous or…

i want it to be over

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I wish I could do more than sympathize. I’ve had very similar dreams… You should look up Hag Syndrome. Here, from a couple of my ancient live journal posts:

I’ve been having these dreams of an old woman. Her skin is dry and dusty, and precisely the color of mice feet. Her hair is unkempt, long and surprisingly thick for her age. It hangs like sheets of granite, shot through with calcite veins. She sits in a faded burgundy velvet chair, in a dress that is so faded and worn that it has become colorless. She never speaks, or rather, she has not spoken yet. Every dream I’ve had has been pregnant with the waiting. The possibility of speech is almost stifling. Maybe she’ll talk to me soon.”

I’ve mentioned my recurring dreams of the woman before. There is nothing blatantly sinister about her, but she frightens me so much that Kat always wakes me up because I’m hyperventilating. Sometimes she’s an old woman with, as I described before, skin that is precisely the color of mouse feet. Sometimes, like last night, she seems younger, but she’s wearing a veil. She never speaks, but behind the veil, I can hear her breath gurgling like water dribbling over a rocky riverbed. Always, I feel paralyzed. I am aware of her presence, but I can’t even look down to see her. There is a weight like that old painting of the cauchemar, the nightmare beast sitting on the sleeper’s chest. All of the ambient noises in my room, the fan running, the hedgehog going about his nightly shuffling, it’s all gone. The room is completely silent, except for her breathing. All the lights are dark, both the glow of the cable box and the alarm clock on my nightstand, and the ambient light coming from the streetlights outside the window.”

greenstarz:

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greenstarz:

GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!

WHAT YOU WIN:  one The Wicked + The Divine shirt from NYCC 2014
                             Size - Men Large
HOW YOU WIN: You DO NOT have to follow me just like and/or reblog this post. Doing both results in 2 entries.  You need to be 18+ to enter.
HOW I PICK: At the end I will use a random number generator to pick a winner.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW IF YOU WON? I’ll send you a message on tumblr.  You’ll have to respond to me within 24 hours. After 24 hours I will pick someone else. You will have to give me your address so I can mail it to you. I will ship international.
GIVEAWAY ENDS: October 28, 2014.

Women Large giveaway can be found on my tumblr here

(via thewickedandthedivine)

Anonymous asked: Come on man fight club is entertaining as fuck why you gotta hate on everything that glorifies "masculinity."

seriousjones:

i’ll answer this sincerely if you can name even one thing about fight club that wasn’t done better by the nutty professor

Fight club glorifies masculinity like American History X glorifies white supremacy. 

"Jack" nearly self-destructs because he buys into the Alpha Male archetype of Tyler Durden. He only comes to terms with himself when he accepts that he doesn’t need to be that animalistic, hypermasculine version of himself to be fulfilled, or to be with a woman. "The whole story is about a man reaching the point where he can commit to a woman.” - Chuck Palahniuk

themaskednegro:

Fun Fact - when I worked for Howl-O-Scream in a haunted house that had a nightclub theme, this was one of the four songs on the looping soundtrack. For three years I’d stand in a dark corner of a hosptial room covered in blood and guts with a dead body on a stretcher while this song played on a loop and scare countless people who had to walk through my area.

Between scares/when the line would let up the house would collectively fuckin’ just groove because the soundtrack to the house was fuckin’ rad as hell

It’s true. In addition to this song, we had MDFMK’s “Rabble Rouser,” “Setting Sun,” by Chemical Brothers, and more. I miss playing Glowboi.

kissmyasajj:

The episodes we will never get to see….

DARK DISCIPLE

Interesting….

They’re releasing the story as a novel, at least.

(Source: oodlife)

medievalpoc:

theboredgeek:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

One of the people that is trying to get these changes made said the following.

While the narrative may be “historically true,” he argues, “progressives are going to be the heroes in this narrative.”

My response? So fucking what?!?

Actually, people should really read the article you just linked to. It’s basically a retired history teacher who’s apparently *just horrified* that kids might learn how to do research and think critically about American history.

(via wolvensnothere)