purple martian chronicles

I'm Jess.
She/her. Bisexual. Sephardic Jew. Intersectional Feminist. Mad poet. Casual fangirl. Lifestyle blogger. Aries Sun/ Scropio Moon. In a relationship. Lives in Southern California.

I  like elephants, writing, collaging, science fiction, riddles, lucid dreams, Halloween, found art, roller coasters, full moons, themed parties, comic books, sunlandia, paint on skin, whiskey, folklore, bedroom dancing, magical realism, midnight movies, little green men, and making my own luck.

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This is the rape joke:
My best friend was four years old the first time his father came into his room at midnight and tore out his throat. He still has days when I cannot hold him because the memory of a bleeding trachea haunts his doorway. He has not been home for the holidays in many years, but – even now – hands are seen as weapons.

This is the rape joke:
I have been told by more than twenty people that they have been raped. To all of them, I asked where the rapist was. From none of them, I heard ‘jail.’

This is the rape joke:
Once my brother told me that I was so ugly, I would be a virgin forever. Unless someone raped me. But even they wouldn’t come back for seconds.

This is the rape joke:
I believed him.

This is the rape joke:
I now look at every woman on the street and wonder if the space between her legs is a crime scene, surrounded by ripped caution tape. The statistics tell me that this is so common that I will never be in a room that does not contain a survivor. Not even if I am in that room alone.

This is the rape joke:
I was thirteen years old, and he was supposed to be just a friend.

This is the rape joke:
When his older brother came home, the boy pulled away. He wiped the tears from my face and said ‘we should do this again some time.’

This is the rape joke:
When I finally told my parents, they asked what I had been wearing.

This is the rape joke:
I had been wearing my innocence. My trust. I had worn the love I held for humanity and expected to be treated well. I had never been taught that I would be that girl, the one who keeps a mine of secrets between her legs – that girl was the slut. I wasn’t supposed to be breakable.
What had I been wearing? I wore the rape joke, then I became it.

This is the Rape Joke | d.a.s

After Lora Mathis’s poem “the Rape Joke

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Girls, 2014
Personal work

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A Really Easy Chart To Help Americans Understand One Particular ‘Fashion’ Statement

Halloween is right around the corner folks…

Thanks to the OP for this.

Can all the non-native followers please read this immediately, print it out and have your parents sign this, I need this back by the end of the week or you fail this semester and I’ll have to give you in F in this class “How to not be racist against Native Americans”

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i want to see more girl underachievers who are comedically lazy but have a heart of gold and can achieve things they thought they couldn’t when they really try like there are millions of guy characters like this and i can’t think of even one girl

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Some of Gillian Anderson’s favorite memories from the X-Files. 

- Directing “all things”
- Singing Jeremiah Was A Bullfrog to Mulder in Detour.
- Shooting “Triangle”
- Shooting the kiss/bee scene in the movie
- Shooting the scene where Mulder shows Scully how to hit a baseball in “The Unnatural”
- Shooting “Bad Blood” but especially the autopsy scene.
- Shooting the graveside scene in the pilot in forced freezing rain at some ungodly hour in the morning and trying to remember my name let alone whole paragraphs of dialogue.
- Shooting Scully and Mulder’s final kiss scene at the end of “Existence”
- Shooting the dance sequence at the end of “The Post-Modern Prometheus”
- Shooting the scene where Scully’s stomach is pumped with air in an abduction sequence and trying not to reveal that it was actually a pregnant belly being shot. I’ll have to show that scene to Piper one of these years.

*complete list

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Cookies @missingcharlie made on plates @racheltheriviter made. My sisters are amazing.