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Alright here's the thing

As an biracial female, I have come across my fair share of racism. I am a minority and I know what it’s like to be misrepresented and it’s a thing that really gets under my skin and it really hurts and I know stereotypes can be cemented and I know they’re hard to overcome and deal with.

However.

I think Dirty Laundry is not one of those things, at least not intentionally. I know I can’t determine what a group of people find to be racist but have any of you actually talked to the author and voiced your concerns or are you just crying about it on the Internet because unless you talk to the source, things aren’t going to get fixed. I have looked around on the Internet and I have not found an concrete evidence that lance is Cuban or any specific race at all. Just that he has olive skin.

If the author head cannons him ad Mexican, that’s their choice but you cannot sit and say that the story lacks representation because the author created a character with autism. Everyone is well within character and the author captures the dynamic of a family very well and if you think the writing is bad why not give a constructive critique instead of just bashing it.

There are some stereotypes I’m sure, again, I’m not Hispanic or Spanish or Latino or anything so I can’t judge for you, but honestly this is not a piece of work that I would call intentionally racist in any way and I think you should just let people enjoy it or go to the author and talk to them about your concerns.

inc.com
The 1 Word Millennials Should Stop Using Today

If this is why employers dislike Millennials, then I’m glad they do. I read over this article this morning and it’s content has irritated me so much since reading it that I simply have to respond.

This is an article berating Millennials in the business world for using the word “fair”, arguing that it’s use undermines credibility and illustrates a lack of understanding for how the world really works. And, if we are to be functioning under the same set of assumptions that the author is, we know that things never change, so Millennials need to stop worrying about what is fair, and instead focus only on profit and productivity. Oh yes, this is capitalism at it’s finest. Of course, we all know that Millennials are also “foolishly” supportive of socialism, and our reasoning for doing so is spelled out perfectly in this article.

“Absent the risk of a costly PR disaster or a hefty fine, it is the fiduciary and legal duty of a company’s management utterly exploit and even destroy both human and natural resources, providing it increases shareholder value.”

I can’t think of any better way to state exactly the problem with unrestrained, unrestricted free market capitalism than that. Corporations, and therefore their employees, are expected to seek to a profit regardless of the externalities associated. This makes Millennials the target for valuing fairness and human cost rather than eschewing it for capital gains.

But the article goes on to discuss how Millennials just need to accept the current reality and learn to play the game by the rules previous generations have already set. In fact, those rules are even inclusive of free-rider employees and direct discrimination. According to the author, if someone else does less work than you and receives a higher compensation, that just shows that he understands reality better than you do.

“In the real world, women get paid less than men, women suffer constant sexual harassment, companies discriminate against minorities, and managers extort unpaid overtime from millions of salaried employees.

In the real world, tall men and attractive women make more money on average than their shorter and less attractive counterparts. In the real world, an idea that saves millions of dollars earns its creator a 1% raise.”

Throughout the article, the authors repeats the phrase “It’s not fair, but it’s true” as if that somehow codifies it into an unchangeable fact. You know how you change things over time? By having a large group (say… A generation of people) refuse to continue playing by the current set of rules. The great thing about reality is that it is effected by the choices we make.

The author does briefly admit that perhaps Millennials are so obsessed with fairness because they plan to work it into our national values and laws, but he quickly follows it up by saying that until then, stop using the word “fair”.

Unfortunately the author himself seems to not have an understanding of how reality works. In order for us to achieve our goal of making fairness a common value, we have to continue valuing it and expecting it to be valued by others. Who knows? Maybe after long enough the older generations can learn to accept the reality that Millennials aren’t as interested in exploitation for personal gain as people were in the past.

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“I always felt that with an Antoine Doinel film, Truffaut was taking a vacation, that François could relax when making a Doinel film. All of the language came to him very easily. THE 400 BLOWS I felt was a collage of all his childhood experiences. Every time he felt an Antoine Doinel film was necessary, he`d make one.” Jean-Pierre Léaud on François Truffaut

semi hiatus whhhuh

since i’ll be on a vacation trip from the 29 ‘til the 13, i’m not sure when i’ll be able to update new actual paintings. I’ll probably find time here and there, but i don’t know yet. Thought i’d let you know :’) we’ll be in a house, but meeting friends before soo yep ! i’ll bring my laptop + tablet AND my sketchbook. If you have suggestions on what would make you happy to see on a doodle let me know (not sure if i can grant your wishes, like, i kept around 40 asks in my inbox about drawings i either sorta did / got inspired from and it’s still useful. But. No high hopes. like. idfk. If you want to have MAYBE SOME HALF ASSED DOODLE ….of my ocs too<3<3<3 – i mean, i can work smthn out. probs. maybe. eventually– ) 

i MIIIGHT post pictures of drawings in my insta (mor.ghn) .. and here if my cellphone’s ok with that <D and the 3G. … and the tumblr app.

anonymous asked:

Ack. I'm so shy but I just had to tell you that I adore you. You're my favorite Rick I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. 😍

Aw well thank you my sweet shy little anon. I’ll be sure to keep up those pleasurable standards if you get the urge to come out from behind your curtain. 

Originally posted by geeeja

whilst i do think most of the ‘sapphic/wlw’ stuff is absolutely wonderful and i’m fully in favour of the movement to unify bi/pan girls + lesbians by emphasising our shared experiences, i do think it’s important that we continue to discuss our differences as well, and that we continue to acknowledge the ways in which we can avoid contributing to one another’s struggles.

i do think that bi/pan girls need to further understand and be sympathetic towards the individual struggles that come with being a lesbian (eg. the vitriol directed at us due to our unavailability to men as well as our attraction to girls, the damaging effects of hypervisibility, many other things besides). in turn, i also definitely think lesbians need to further our collective understanding and mindfulness of the issues bi/pan girls specifically face (eg. excessive erasure/exclusion both within lgbt+ communities and in the wider world, atrociously high rates of abuse from partners, many other things besides).

it’s extremely important that we start acknowledging the overlap in our experiences and that we start trying to eradicate the hostile separatism in our communities. but it’s also vital that in doing this we don’t shy away from discussing the ways in which we can further support and understand one another. coming up with unifying terms is a good start but actual work needs to be done and actual dialogue needs to be had (when necessary) if we’re going to make any real, long-term progress here.

tldr; wlw positivity is wonderful and good but ignoring our differing experiences in order to focus solely on our shared ones will not be helpful in the long run, so we need to ensure that we still allow room for dialogue and education surrounding our unique experiences as well

ugh….. i really dislike when people try to do trc and tfc crossovers because “andreil and pynch” are similar because,, they REALLY aren’t…

sure, andrew has SOME similarities in background and characteristics to ronan and neil has SOME similarities in background and characteristics to adam; but their personalities, their interests and interactions, in the end, are VERY dissimilar

like, the people thinking that ronan and andrew would actually engage into a snark battle full of cursing and name calling, its hilarious to me, because:

a) Andrew would not bother. His most proeminent characteristic is his apathy, not his snark or belittleling, he would literally look at a verbally aggressive ronan, not deem him an interesting threat and promptly IGNORE HIM COMPLETELY (esp if he figured this would annoy ronan more than anything he could answer)

b) NEIL on the other hand would elloquently d e s t r o y ronan, bcos, lbr snarky is HIS thing, and andrew might not care, but competitive and terrible temper neil would go for the neck. like ronan can curse and be pretty awful, but neil makes a whole speech, knows all your weaknesses and does not back down

c) which one of them would even force this meeting?? ronan wouldn’t… and unless he knew about their magic and found it interesting enough, andrew wouldn’t also… lbr neil doesn’t care about anybody with exception of the foxes,, and adam would find these people dangerous and not be interested,, wtf


idk what you guys are thinking, but you need to stop destroying characterisation just because these characters are a /little/ alike. they would never interact and if they did, it wouldn’t be a snark battle/prank adventures with andrew-ronan while neil and adam (opiniated and bad tempered) would be watching them helplessly in the back.

also andreil are at college level, while pynch remain mostly in their teens throughout trc (even tho adam is 18 i know),, another reason why andreil wouldn’t bother to interact with pynch…

jane eyre, on helen burns

  • “what a smile! i remember it now, and i know that it was the effluence of fine intellect, of true courage; it lit up her marked lineaments, her sunken gray eye, like a reflection from the aspect of an angel.”
  • “resting my head on helen’s shoulder, i put my arms round her waist; she drew me to her, and we reposed in silence.”
  • “first, they glowed in the bright tint of her cheek, which till this hour i had never seen but pale and bloodless; then they shone in the liquid lustre of her eyes, which had suddenly acquired a beauty more singular than that of miss temple’s – a beauty neither of fine colour nor long eyelash, nor pencilled brow, but of meaning, of movement, of radiance. then her soul sat on her lips, and language flowed, from what source i cannot tell; has a girl of fourteen a heart large enough, vigorous enough to hold the swelling spring of pure, full, fervid eloquence?”

jane eyre, on blanche ingram

  • “blanche was moulded like a dian. i regarded her, of course, with special interest.”
  • “the noble bust, the sloping shoulders, the graceful neck, the dark eyes and black ringlets were all there”
  • “she was the very type of majesty: then she was accomplished, sprightly. most gentlemen would admire her, i thought”

jane eyre, on mary and diana rivers

  • “both were fair complexioned and slenderly made; both possessed faces full of distinction and intelligence.”
  • “diana had a voice toned, to my ear, like the cooing of a dove. she possessed eyes whose gaze i delighted to encounter. her whole face seemed to me full of charm. mary’s countenance was equally intelligent – her features equally pretty”

jane eyre, on rosamond oliver

  • “perfect beauty is a strong expression, but i do not retract or qualify it: as sweet features as ever the temperate clime of albion moulded, as pure hues of rose and lily as ever her humid gales and vapoury skies generated and screened, justified, in this instance, the term. no charm was wanting, no defect was perceptible; the young girl had regular and delicate lineaments; eyes shaped and coloured as we see them in lovely pictures, large, and dark, and full; the long and shadowy eyelash which encircles a fine eye with so soft a fascination; the pencilled brow which gives such clearness; the white, smooth forehead, which adds such repose to the livelier beauties of tint and ray; the cheek oval, fresh, and smooth; the lips, fresh too, ruddy, healthy, sweetly formed; the even and gleaming teeth without flaw; the small dimpled chin; the ornament of rich, plenteous tresses – all advantages, in short, which, combined, realised the ideal of beauty, were fully hers. i wondered, as i looked at this fair creature: i admired her with my whole heart.”

jane eyre, on edward rochester, the “love of her life”

  • “the incident had occurred and was gone for me: it was an incident of no moment, no romance, no interest in a sense”
  • “i knew my traveller, with his broad and jetty eyebrows, his square forehead, made squarer by the horizontal sweep of his black hair. i recognised his decisive nose, more remarkable for character than beauty; his full nostrils, denoting, i thought, choler; his grim mouth, chin, and jaw – yes, all three were very grim, and no mistake.” 
  • ’you examine me, miss eyre,’ said he: ‘do you think me handsome?’ i should, if i had deliberated, have replied to this question by something conventionally vague and polite; but the answer somehow slipped from my tongue before i was aware, ‘no, sir.’
TUMBLR RUNNING ADS??? Just hear me out.

Yoooo. So apparently there’s some rustling going on in the Tumblr community about ads being enabled on tumblr blogs and I wanted to put my 2 cents in. Now if you don’t want ads on your blog, that’s perfectly fine BUT don’t knock others for doing it if they decide to do it in the future. This is part of the partnership program on tumblr that they’re implementing. It’s so people can get paid for using tumblr. You see those ads on youtube videos and other sites? It’s because that’s how a lot of content creators make their money. Do you see how this could be a benefit to artist? Some people need the extra help to support themselves and this partnership when it’s settled in could play a big factor and help people struggle less. And like I said, if you don’t want ads on your tumblr, that’s perfectly fine. BUT DON’T KNOCK OTHER PEOPLE FOR TRY TO PAY A BILL OR 2.


How do I know this? I actually read why ads were being put on tumblrs. It’s literally right next to the switch when you turn ads on and off. Sorry if you don’t like it, but I have friends who put their heart and soul into this platform and I don’t want to see them struggle. If this completely flops, I’ll eat my words but the way it’s looking at the moment, I feel like any big artist looking for extra revenue look into it. Thanks for listening. When more info is provided, I’m sure it will be clear on tumblr’s intentions. 

I was asked why mpr*g was transphobic and i really liked what i wrote but i didn’t want to drag the person into this mess but i still need to let this out because im tired of being treated like shit so this is what i told them privately:


So realistic Trans guys can get pregnant this is a fact of life, some trans guys want to get pregnant thats also a fact of like

A Cis man isnt

So instead of writing about a pregnant trans character people hate trans people so much they made a whole genre dedicated to this ass babies that ignores very real people and erases them

Think about this

3504 fanfics about trans people, this is including the highly likely plausibility of gross fetishisation of trans people might i add but this doesnt seem bad but then we look at the mpr*g tag

Their are 6 times more fanfics on Ao3 dedicated to pregnant cis men then simply trans people (the biggest reason why i hate mpr*g so much) and most of these fics are cishet woman and as i learned through discourse some cis gay men heteorinormatizing normal mlm relatonships

but Ao3 is a host to much better quality and older authors

lets see fanfiction.net

60 under just trans character

as for mpr*g is like 13000 ficsg like wtf

I’m bitter and angry that trans people are being ignored and when i see this i feel so hated by cis people that they had to go out of their way to create ass babies just to avoid talking about people like me that cant leave the house because i am scared of the world and from being killed

Thank you asking that was some quality shit that most people dont bother to do and brush me off as one of those trans people