Regrets by : Lang Leav

Timing is irrelevant when two people are meant for each other. It's what I once believed.

But we met during a time when I was such a mess, when I still had so much to figure out. How could I have known how crucial every word, every action was or how losing you would be something I would always regret?

If only you could have met me now, how different it would be. How much I have changed. How I have grown. I learned so much from all the mistakes I made with you. I just wish I had made them with someone else.”

excerpt : Hers

Some people call her mad. Some other calls her enraged. Few call her passionate. Her mom thinks she is just a slut, while she herself prefers the word ‘boundless’. She hates being tied. She hates being confined. She hates limits, so, she crosses every border. She erases every lines, because, she hates being incapable. The world is one giant playground for her, minus any rules and regulation. Anything that restraint doesn’t have a room in her already packed mind. Rulebooks are a waste of paper and guidelines shrinkage the fun. Life is about being exist. Being exist is about being alive. True meaning of life is never a suffering. It is always about enjoyment for her. Even though life frequently makes her suffer, she chooses to believe that she enjoys the pain till’ every tiny facet of it. That this is not a suffering, but a choice. A choice that she gladly enjoys. A pain isn’t painful until you choose to believe so.
She was watching a huge spider in the corner of her room. A stark lit…

Ulasan Kritis : Political Islam in the Middle East oleh Are Knudsen

Oleh             : Raditya Putranti Darningtyas Mata Kuliah : Gerakan Politik Timur Tengah

            Are Knudsen dalam tulisannya yang berjudul Political Islam in the Middle East berupaya memberi gambaran umum mengenai latar belakang munculnya gerakan politik Islam di Timur Tengah, perkembangan debat seputar isu-isu spesifik dalam dinamika kiprah gerakan politik Islam, dan pemaparan beberapa konsep dominan dalam gerakan politik Islam seperti jihad dan kompatibilitas konsep politik Islam dan demokrasi Barat.  Knudsen memaparkan tiga ciri gerakan Islam yaitu; (a) ketika sekelompok orang mengidentifikasi diri mereka sebagai bagian dari gerakan Islam; (b) mereka mencita-citakan berdirinya negara Islam yang berjalan sesuai dengan syariah; (c) mereka mengorganisir diri mereka untuk melaksanakan berbagai usaha dalam rangka mencapai cita-cita diatas. Ciri-ciri ini kemudian di kelompokkan oleh Sami Zubada menjadi tiga jenis tipologi gerakan politik Islam yaitu; (a) Islam Konservatif yang menng…

A Critical Review : Post-Colonial Critics on Liberal Feminism

By : Raditya Putranti Darningtyas
Department of International Relations Universitas Gadjah Mada
Gender and Politics
Midterm Assignment ______________________________________________________________________________
INTRODUCTION During the past few decades, feminist theory with its multiple branches has attempted massive deconstruction and attacks against several established notions in social science including order in society, ideology, and culture. At the heart of these attacks lay protest against distribution of power that have, by tradition, favored men at the expense of women. From the furious assertion that rape and other type of sexual harassment should not be tolerated as mere consequences of unfortunate episode, to the complex theories of postmodernism that discards the very concept of differences as inherently oppressive, these protests have provoked many challenges to all traditional conception of order as inherently androcentric. At its first emergence in the 19th and early 20th c…


do you remember,
that time you cut me open?
i was bloodied forearms down
with nothing but sharpened teeth.

do you remember,
that time you roll me over?
i was bruised, legs wide apart
with nothing but worn out guilt.

do a number on me, darling
do me a favor!
Me kissing the ground you stepped on,
was not overwrought.
Its called dedication
a battered seduction.

Yogyakarta April 14th 2017 8 : 14 PM

**Picture belongs to my absolute favorite Norwegian singer, Aurora.

Mired Down

By : Raditya Darningtyas

Why clipping your wings shut when you could have soared the sky? Why clamming up when you could have swum to the sun? I was scared honey, I strayed from the path I was never a sucker for lust, I stopped longing for love. I was a glimmer of dark, Slithering out of His womb.
Yogyakarta, April 13th 2017 1.35 AM

**Artwork's credit goes to its artist

Carrick by Raditya Putranti Darningtyas

Disclaimer : I wrote this when i was 17 years old. Yeah i just wanna put it out there.

Rowena Jade Sanders       : March 3rd 1996 Carrick Keenan Ford        : August 18th 1995

Saturday, February 23rd 2013  00.14 AM “Thanks for being here tonight..” Carrick moved his thumb along my jawline. “I know you would come.” He said each word like he meant it with every  parts of his soul. “Once again i must say thanks..” I could see the glint of street lamps on his deep and dark coal eyes. I could even see the reflection of my own face there. His eyes were like those deep lakes during midnight with a very little light around it but many stars in the sky reflected on its surface. I really hoped i could be one of those stars in his eyes.             I wanted to bring my self to say that he didint have to say that since we were bestfriend and such. All kind of things which i could use to lie at that moment. But i just couldnt bring myself to say it. Not even to open my lips. I was just there. Laid und…