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shortly after the murder of freddie gray in baltimore baltimore schools organized a write-in for poems addressing it. sometimes i return to this powerful poem written for this. #VerseThursday
I feel most colored when
by Jaida Griffin (grade 11)

I feel most colored when the pen bursts. When spurts of pigment mark my palms I see that brown and blue is not a combination so common as black and blue.

Black by culture, brown in color, I find there are blue veins in my wrists.

I will be beaten black and blue later on tonight, by a man in black and blue.

Let’s not talk about white as if it’s not the issue because half of the officers were black, right? I feel colored.

I feel most colored as I sit here eating this strawberry, wondering if it’s the same red as the blood that will likely be shed tonight.

Tonight I feel most colored.

Every night, through, I feel colored,
As the beautiful blackness of the sky gets no attention,
Only the moon and stars.

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ANNOUNCING "SKATEGIRL DESTROYS THE UNIVERSE", A GAME COMING SOON FOR VR PLATFORMS!

"SKATEGIRL" IS A PUZZLE PLATFORMER, LITERALLY. THE GAME IS PLAYED ON JIGSAW-PUZZLE LEVEL FRAGMENTS YOU CAN GRAB AND MOVE AROUND WITH YOUR HANDS IN VR TO REARRANGE THE LEVEL GEOMETRY AS YOU LIKE.

IN ORDER TO WIN THE GAME YOU MUST FIRST CREATE IT.

THE GAME FEATURES ART DESIGN BY TYPHAINE URO AND MUSIC BY ISAAC SHANKLER.

MORE INFORMATION AT mermaid.industries

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Tropical Rain Forest #308471
Black Russian #090119

(Contrast ratio: 4.5:1 | AA)

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It doesn't take too long of a perusal down any history book to see that any attempts to clamp down on pornography end up affecting any people who end up outside the range of allowed normalcy - queers, racial minorities, disabled folks, whatever. Often that's the actual goal!

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A small crop of this months wallpaper up on my patreon. if you like my comics and illustrations or just cats and mechs specifically this is a great way to support my ongoing stuff. patreon.com/timecowboy

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