Purple Socks Lounge

Sep 25

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?""When I got my college degree.""Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?""When I figured out I couldn’t use it."

humansofnewyork:

"Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?"
"When I got my college degree."
"Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?"
"When I figured out I couldn’t use it."

humansofnewyork:

"I’d been studying German for a few years, and I met this woman who gave me the opportunity to go to Germany for a full year. The brochure looked very nice. The program included hikes, volunteer work, singing in church. It was very expensive, but my family thought it would be a great experience for me, so all my relatives chipped in to pay the program fee. I was so excited for months. On the day that I was supposed to leave, I went to the airport, and waited in line to check my baggage. When I got to the front of the line, they told me that my ticket was a forgery. When I tried to call the woman’s phone, it had been disconnected." (Nairobi, Kenya)

humansofnewyork:

"I’d been studying German for a few years, and I met this woman who gave me the opportunity to go to Germany for a full year. The brochure looked very nice. The program included hikes, volunteer work, singing in church. It was very expensive, but my family thought it would be a great experience for me, so all my relatives chipped in to pay the program fee. I was so excited for months. On the day that I was supposed to leave, I went to the airport, and waited in line to check my baggage. When I got to the front of the line, they told me that my ticket was a forgery. When I tried to call the woman’s phone, it had been disconnected." 

(Nairobi, Kenya)

Aug 10

penis-hunger-games:

This guy I like expects blow jobs but doesn’t like giving oral. He won’t do it, so I guess it’s not going to work out.

WOW how can he expect something and not reciprocate…

Opinion: Why Janelle Monae Isn't A Bigger Star Yet -

jlesliemonique:

kingjaffejoffer:

indifferentblackman:

While I somewhat agree, I don’t think I WANT her to be a bigger star. I want more people to appreciate her, sure, but I don’t think she should have to change how she executes her music to get the respect she deserves. Right now she’s in a good place in terms of her creative freedom, fanbase, and overall consistency.

What makes her an amazing artist is how she executes her projects on a conceptual level. Her fans love her because she’s the embodiment of the “Carefree black girl.” She a true artist.

The only way I can really see an alteration of her execution working is if she did some work with Kanye on the next album. He’s just as conceptual as her, and just as, if not, more artistic than her, and has managed to still maintain his star power with everything he does. That bit of refinement she needs to elevate her status isn’t really easy to execute, but I think he’s probably the one who would be able to help her.

Otherwise, she’s good where she is. As long as the label is keeping her fed, and she keeps with this Metropolis AfroFuturist concept, I’ll be here for it.

Nah, she NEEDS to be a bigger star, not because of money or appreciation, but because her music and her message is important. Unlike a lot of other artists Janelle’s mission is much more than music and wanting to make people dance or sing. She’s all about empowerment and equality and making it okay to be “an other”. 

If she were as popular as someone like Rihanna she could do a lot of good. 

She really just has to do a better job of making a few songs that are catchy enough to draw in top 40 radio. That doesn’t mean sell out or make bullshit music. It’s possible. 

I appreciate this a lot.

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So it’s late Saturday Night…early Sunday Morning…and I’ve been drinking. I’ve been drinking… you know the rest. 

How are you guys doing? I haven’t been on here in AGES. And to be honest I don’t know how to use this anymore. How do I find cool people to follow? HELP. 

Nov 30

kyssthis16:

amuzed1:

3ricareyes:

pepsie:

scuttlepig:

The iPhone shivered as her master ran their fingers over her touchscreen. “P-please…” she said softly, her voice wavering. “I’m reaching my limit.” Her master smiled. “You want me to plug you in, right?” The iPhone’s battery icon had been sitting at red for a while now.  She gasped as her master ran their fingers along her lower edge.  “But don’t you think this is more fun?” They were enjoying the absolute power they held over the device. “And I thought you enjoyed the feeling of being filled when you were at your emptiest.” “How did y-you know that?” she stammered.  “…. I’ve read your notes. You really should invest in a secure diary app.”

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Bruh……………………………

kyssthis16:

amuzed1:

3ricareyes:

pepsie:

scuttlepig:

The iPhone shivered as her master ran their fingers over her touchscreen.
“P-please…” she said softly, her voice wavering. “I’m reaching my limit.”
Her master smiled. “You want me to plug you in, right?”
The iPhone’s battery icon had been sitting at red for a while now.
She gasped as her master ran their fingers along her lower edge.
“But don’t you think this is more fun?” They were enjoying the absolute power they held over the device.
“And I thought you enjoyed the feeling of being filled when you were at your emptiest.”
“How did y-you know that?” she stammered.
“…. I’ve read your notes. You really should invest in a secure diary app.”

the fuck just happened

tumblr happened

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Bruh……………………………

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(via digableplanet)

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