Transparent is a show that you 10,000% need to be watching if you’re not already, and this scene from the end of episode 7 just made me cry in front of my TV like it was happening in my own life because it was such a beautiful, sensitive, perfectly-acted thing.

I remembered that Simon said possums were not indigenous to New Zealand, that they had been brought here by somebody a long time ago, some European, and since there were no animals here that liked to kill possums, all those unkilled possums had fucked up the whole fucking ecosystem by eating plants, too many plants, by wanting so much, and now there were what? — ten or fifteen possums per person in New Zealand? Something fucked-up like that; and I imagined my dozen fucked-up possums gathered around me, a personal audience, and I wondered which things inside a person might be indigenous or nonindigenous, but it isn’t as easy to trace those kinds of things in a person as it is in a country. I wished that I could point to some colonizer and blame him for everything that was nonindigenous in me, whoever or whatever had fucked my ecosystem, had made me misunderstand myself,—but I couldn’t blame anyone for what was in me, because I am, like everyone, populated entirely by myself…

  

Catherine Lacey, Nobody Is Ever Missing

this book is ruling in a very major way

A Year’s Worth of Books III

For the third year in a row, I am sharing a list and short review of the things I’ve read over the course of the past twelve months!

Per sacred tradition, I’m just writing what I can remember along with what my Goodreads star rating was.

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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:


In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

In the dark of the ocean, some animals have evolved to use bioluminescence as a defense. In the animation above, an ostracod, one of the tiny crustaceans seen flitting near the top of the tank, has just been swallowed by a cardinal fish. When threatened, the ostracod ejects two chemicals, luciferin and luciferase, which, when combined, emit light. Because the glow would draw undesirable attention to the cardinal fish, it spits out the ostracod and the glowing liquid and flees. Check out the full video clip over at BBC News. Other crustaceans, including several species of shrimp, also spit out bioluminescent fluids defensively. (Image credit: BBC, source video; via @amyleerobinson)

Laci Green is so, so, so, so, so important

…But what the word “feminist” does do is acknowledge the very long history of the women’s rights movement. I agree with what [Joss Whedon is] saying: It should just be assumed men and women are equally important and equally capable—but it’s not, and it hasn’t been for thousands of years. So, “feminism” and being a “feminist” is an acknowledgement of that history and the culture we’ve lived in for a long time. It’s a reaction to that, but for me, that’s an important acknowledgement to make.

  This is the first time I have felt warmly about Joseph Gordon Levitt

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acrosstheyumiverse:

YOUR ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BECOMING ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE is out in bookstores October 3 and available for pre-order online where most books are sold. 

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUND | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS 

I am passing through Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Brooklyn, Seattle, Olympia, Portland, Berkeley, Redlands and other cities for the next three months for signings and readings. Would love to see you there. 

Thanks to the universe always for being so magical. 

I love, I love, I love Yumi’s work and I could not order this fast enough.

acrosstheyumiverse:

YOUR ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO BECOMING ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE is out in bookstores October 3 and available for pre-order online where most books are sold. 

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUND | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS 

I am passing through Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Brooklyn, Seattle, Olympia, Portland, Berkeley, Redlands and other cities for the next three months for signings and readings. Would love to see you there. 

Thanks to the universe always for being so magical. 

I love, I love, I love Yumi’s work and I could not order this fast enough.

foxadhd:

Free Dog! Neat! 

This gif is just really beautiful.