Fandoms, NYC, Ed Sheeran, cats, and all that jazz.
"Don’t wear a hoodie if you don’t want to be mistaken for a criminal and shot."
"Don’t get drunk at a party if you don’t want to be sexually assaulted."
"Don’t argue with a cop if you don’t want to get killed."
"Don’t walk home by yourself if you don’t want to get raped."
Victim blaming 101: Everyone should live in fear from ever doing anything.
"The thing we need most is security. Without security, nothing works. We are only out here playing chess because right now, in this place, we have a little bit of security. But that’s just for right now— just this moment. In this country things have never been secure for long. In America, there is always security. And that’s why America works."
(Juba, South Sudan)
"Are you ready to tell me what all of this is?"
Darren draws in a breath so deep that Chris can see his nostrils flare with it. He tilts his head to one side and looks down at his empty wine glass. “You’re giving up a whole hell of a lot to be with me. I want to give you every possible thing that I can right now, to try and make up for all the shit I can’t.”