"Monster” is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, “divine portent,” itself formed on the root of the verb monere, “to warn.” It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, “Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening."
"The point of life is getting shit done and being happy."
Beyoncé rapping gives me so much life. Also the part when she says “I want everyone to feel this way” I literally teared up.
"Border violence is part of projecting the invader as outside and other, and functions as a concealment of European invasion. But bringing up the colonial past can also normalise or nativise settler colonisation, and erase Indigenous subjectivity and sovereignty in slogans like ‘we are all boat people’."
this time, I’m gonna keep me all to myself