just curious; does the homophobic agenda of urbance disturb you in the least? i've been reading up on tumblr and their kickstarter about it and the 'evil queer overseers who try to keep the good straights down' just seems like something our culture (black culture especially) is trying to get away from, not encourage.
Homophobic agenda? I find the plot premise of the show leaves much to be desired, but I don’t see enough black x black relationships (cishet, let alone queer) positively depicted in the media. Not to say that I’m prioritizing the agenda of heteronormativity, but like, for once, black people in love and not just an interracial thing because two black people involved is just too much blackness for comfort???
When my head is too full of static, I’ll put a guard on my electric clipper and take it to skin. My scalp, newly bared of the buffer that was my hair, then transmits and receives stray frequencies with greater clarity.
Sometimes it hits me during passively voyeuristic moments, like I honestly still can’t look at my reflection in a public washroom especially when other people are checking their makeup or are otherwise present, but I’m going to see a movie tomorrow so one step at a time, really.
“…although it is customary to think of plants on one side of the oxygen and nitrogen cycles as being sessile, and of animals on the other side as being motile, this is not a biological imperative. There are animals that are sessile for all or most of their lives (such as corals), and there are plants (such as tumbleweeds, and venus fly traps) that exhibit more mobility than is customarily associated with plants. On a slowly rotating planet, for example, it might be adaptive for photosynthesis to be performed by “plants” that can move to remain in the light, like Earth’s sunflowers; whereas non-photosynthetic “animals”, much like Earth’s fungi, might have a lesser need to move from place to place on their own. This would be a mirror image of Earth’s ecology.”
— Cool speculative fiction on Wikipedia
this is so cool!
one of the stories i’m trying to get published rn is about aliens who are sentient plants that grow in the ground & build up stores of essential substances (minerals & shit) until they have enough for a lifetime and then break off and go look for fertile ground to have sex with
OMG where can I read this (publication date pending)
I would highly advise reading this story in The Cyborg Handbook called Digital Pistil by Lois H. Gresh. It is about the “low-level” sentience of a bred-for-commodity house plant told through its highly eroticized/grotesque hormonal desires.
I wake up today after a very arduous work week, expecting to enjoy a quiet and meditative breakfast of chocolate brioche and earl grey tea to myself, and then suddenly there are 10 unexpected visitors in this house.
You have so much charisma. I really admire you, you're so freakin cool, I have a bit of a crush on you and your posts speak to me. I really like your prose, too. Thank you for being you, you wonderful person.
After a week of feeling insensate and cog-like, this set me alight. Thank you, Grey_Head. You are a human who has transcribed your kindness to me. Sometimes I meditate on the quintessential simplicity of that gesture and the biochemical minutia of my body is altered.