700 points

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jess mariano + smiling/laughing (requested by anonymous) 

#i would like to take a moment to acknowledge how difficult it was to find scenes without rory where he was genuinely smiling #she is his sunshine and light #carry on

anonymous asked:

Hi, regarding that last anon you got: it actually comes from a popular radfem post, how we women are at the mercy of men and can't do anything to protect ourselves but cry and scream *snorts* I'm assuming anon c&p it from the original blog. This is what radfems usually pass as "self defense advice" on this site.

We knew the anon was submitting bait before I answered the question, but thanks for letting me know where it came from. Sadly, that’s a sexist opinion I’ve seen expressed elsewhere, even in the bowls of the martial arts community. For every made up experience, there’s a chance of a real one happening somewhere else. All they did was give me a chance to once again talk about self-defense and debunk sexist attitudes often taken as fact.

Since the post has garnered over 700 notes at this point, I’d say it was worth it and I’m glad my answer resonated with so many people.

It saddens me (though doesn’t surprise me) that this attitude is pushed by women, especially ones who claim to be feminists and straight up weird for someone claiming to be part of the radical feminist strand. They sound like the same group they’re railing against, reinforcing damaging gender stereotypes and societal roles, and telling women they’re helpless.

One of the main reasons I started this blog, oh so many eons ago, was to help debunk the sexism that surrounds the combat arts (more so in fiction than in real life) and use my experiences growing up in martial arts help other young women stretch outside the narrow framework provided for female action heroes. Though the internet has made information on martial arts more readily available than ever before, I know finding easily accessible information on combat is difficult and the best of it is often not designed for neophytes much less someone with no experience in the community. Writers need to understand concepts more than they need a grasp of the technical knowledge, and understanding concepts can be a launch pad into the real thing.

Whether its the written word or visual mediums, entertainment media has the ability to change cultural attitudes. Storytelling are part of the way we communicate and understand the world, both ourselves as individual cultures, express our beliefs, and what we hope to be. Its why representation is important. The more diverse our options, then the more options we have to find ourselves in a world where we don’t always feel like we fit.

There are plenty of qualities defined as “masculine” which aren’t limited to men at all, and reasons why male action heroes resonate deeply with the audience when female heroes don’t which has everything to with story structure but mistaken for gender. Instead of it being treated as a problem with the way stories are told about action girls, it’s mistaken for “well, girls can’t do it.”

That feeds back into real life and into the cycle of abuse. A cycle that is taught, conditioned by society, but treated as “natural”. So when the unthinkable happens, when we create a situation where its inevitable, we blame nature.

Culturally devised “not for you” is a powerful disincentive. It’s more a mental block that exists in our own minds, rather than one which exists in the real world. Learning to climb over the hurdle and lay claim to those parts of ourselves, the ones we feel we’re not supposed to have or out of reach, is by itself groundbreaking. For ourselves, if for anyone else.

We all have the power inside us to lift our chins, look disaster in the eye, and say, “Not me! Not today!”

It might take going out to learn, it might take some encouragement, and time, but there are so many options available if we look for them. It saddens me some radfems on this site are actively promoting the victim narrative and actively discouraging young women from seeking out alternative options, ones which will ultimately empower them.

It’s true that none of us can control the choices others make, even if it’s to harm us. However, we do have power over ourselves. We’re not cast adrift nor left at the mercy of the waves, waiting for someone else to save us. We can’t control if disaster will happen, but we can choose to ready ourselves for it should it come.

Cheesy as it sounds, chasing what we believe is possible will work its way into fact. That’s how humans work. People break through the impossible all the time.

Finding that representation in fiction, imagining it for ourselves as we write it, all of that can make its way back around to seeking those same confident feelings out in the life beyond our imaginations. Dreams often have a way of becoming reality, which really is awesome when you think about it.

The answer should never be, “not me”. It should be, “well, why not me?”

-Michi

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Celebrating my 700th tumblr post with another screenshot of Salvadorable and his cool big sis

Random shitpost headcanons

(BOI ANGST IS OVER IM BRINGING MEMES BACK)

- Travis and Dante got the other members to get into teams and they played online Uno, 7-0, draw until you can play mode. And Dante was a fuck and set it to 700 points. They played for 5 AND A HALF HOURS

- kawaii chan dabs whenever the others ask for sweets. Aphmau does it on purpose so she’ll do it in the cafe. A lot of people dab with kawaii chan

- the entirety of the edge squad has danced to both gandum style and that new song that goes (Doo do do do Doo) (shh idk this meme)

- Ivy, who has 5 years experience and practice in digital editing and art. Took an entire 8 hours out of her life to Photoshop Boltos head on Shrek, Garroths head on Fiona, Kim’s head on donky, And michis head on the dragon. And she did it fucking well.

- gene and Dante are masters in synchronised dabbing

- Travis is a walking shit post generator when he hasn’t slept in four days and is running off the raw power of energy drinks and coffee with crushed caffeine pills as sugar

- honest to god Michi does the “-BODY ONCE TOLD ME!” Everytime someone says “some”

- walking Shit post generator two is Bolto, just Bolto as a person and the ridiculous Shit he will say

- aphmau once said “oh ohh no, I dropped my monster condom that I use for my magnum dong” and everybody just gave her this fucking look. She laughed so hard she almost passed out

- aphmau makes Aaron participate in memes

- Laurence is secretly a meme master and knows every meme in existence

- Whenever Zane dabs everyone has to take a moment to realise that Zane is participating in there memes willingly and enjoying them

- Zane is meme garbage thanks to aphmau and Dante

- aphmau getting Zane to say the magnum dong line and kawaii chan asks to see it. Zane practically chokes on his own spit

- Lucinda gave the rainbow squad meifwa features so they could dance to “nyanyanyanya” (that’s the name of the nyan cat song I shit you not. And it’s made by hutsune miku). The video got over a million views in two days

- Zane plays cat videos and kawaii chan watches them like she’s in a trance because “kitttttyyyyyyyy”

- Silvana is actually up to date on all the memes. And whenever the others dab she just looks at Eric and goes “didn’t that meme die months ago??” And he just shrugs because he doesn’t know shit about memes

- Laurence come out of the closet is still an inside joke meme

- the newest meme is “you two can’t fuck there”. This was in reference to the one time gene and Bolto almost had sex on the coffee table

- walking shitposter Travis has said some great things such as “fuck I dropped will to live.” “I wanna stick my dick in the blender” “do you think a cactus would be happy if I hugged it?” “What if whenever we call a cockroach gross. It tells its friends and sends more cockroaches” “can I fist a book or am I gonna lose my hand?” “Collage is like the biggest fuck you ever because, you pay a shit ton of money for books you never need, for a class you already know everything about, only to get given a peace of paper that’s like “hey fuck you thanks for your money your Just as stupid as when you got here and we taught you nothing besides learning how to drink coffee like its a shot and swallow more caffeine pills then your roommate who may or may not be drunk”“

- Aaron has said some pretty stupid things and aphmau calls him the accidental shitposter of gold

- Garroth and Kim dabbed to complete the ritual of joining the edge squad

Thank you Anaheim Ducks!

Some 16-17 season milestone & highlights

• 4th consecutive 100 pt. season regular season.
• 5th consecutive division championship.
• Patty Eaves reached the 30-goal mark for the 1st time in his NHL career.
• Cogs Iron Man streak.
• Getzy became the 2nd Ducks player to hit 800 NHL points.
• Pears reached 700+ NHL points.
• Coach reached 400+ NHL wins.
• Kes reached 300+ NHL career assists.
• Pears matched the NHL record for most OT goals.
• Monty scored his 1st NHL goal.
• Kerdiles became the 1st OC player to play for. Anaheim.
• We celebrated out 10 year Stanley Cup Anniversary.
• Paul Kariya finally returned to the Honda Center.

LISTEN i just unfollowed 2.8k blogs oh my gOD

anonymous asked:

you and your "group" finally did it for me. finally killed my desire to rp. because why fucking bother. why fucking put yourself out there. why fucking attempt to play with someone who claims to be so open. and they just don't fucking care. hypocrite.

My dude. My friend. Buddy. Pal. Homeskillet.

I have 700 followers. That post about Bastion? I still get roughly 100 notes on it a day, and the Floating Torbjorn one is right behind it. I work 8 hours a day and I have a 2 hour commute, which leaves me with about 4 hours of free time every night. I can barely keep up with the shenanigans going on inside the group. I have a post from Shhhmada from like a month ago that I haven’t gotten to because it needs more time and effort than I have been capable of giving it.

I have no clue who you are. I have no idea how you have tried to engage me or any of my friends. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that, I don’t have the time, the energy, or the ability to keep track of everything going on. I can barely keep track of my own group.

I am sorry I overlooked you. I really, truly am. I worry every day about all the people I might have overlooked, people who think that I don’t care, or that I’m showing favoritism, or like.

Jesus christ, bro. I have 700 followers. At this point, this blog nearly consumes my entire goddamn free time. I took one night off to draw, and I spent the whole time on edge because I worried people were gonna think I was snubbing them. I worry that I got snappy when people started asking about RPing with me.

Actually, I started to think I might have to change my open door policy just because I don’t have time to give everyone the attention they deserve, and I don’t want to snub people.

I understand that it hurts to be left out. Like holy shit, I know that feel. I spent my entire life feeling left out, which is why I want to keep this blog as open as I can. But. I have limitations. As it turns out, I have a lot more limitations than I thought I did when I started this. Like, at best, I was looking for myself and two or three other people to RP with.

And now….  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It is, quite literally, out of my control. So.

I am sorry you are feeling hurt and left out. I am sorry I overlooked you. I know it doesn’t help, but it wasn’t intentional.

And now, I am going to bed, because really, I should have done that three hours ago.

flickr

erm are you famous? by Jonathan Boam
Via Flickr:
have you ever asked that to someone? I have - I was doing a wee at the time as well so that earns me 200 rad points… no the guy was not famous so I was deducted 700 rad points and I got some wee on my shorts as comeuppance. #jonboam #illustration #drawing #characterart #characterdesign

okay NOW i’m going to bed

“Gods you’re lovely.” Nathan gave a little breathless laugh, “I’d almost call you sweet if I didn’t know you better.”

Vlad nipped at the finger that had started to ghost over his lips—entirely proving the other man’s point. “Pardon you, I am a fucking delight. Honey couldn’t be sweeter.”

Nathan merely snorted, running his thumb over one of Vlad’s fangs as one would test the mettle of a blade, deliberately shucking his head back in the process. No one had ever shown an interest with his fangs before, save for a healthy desire to avoid them. He found Nathan’s continued fascination with playing with them to be more than a little flattering but also a tiny bit demeaning. Which of course, was all part of the appeal.

Vlad is 100% salt. He wasn’t going to be, but if he were alive he’d be about to die from dehydration he’s so full of salt. Salt and a wealth of repressed wants and undiscovered kink.

Thank you Anaheim Ducks!

2016-2017 Season highlights {revised}

• 4th consecutive 100 pt. season regular season.
• 5th consecutive division championship.
• Patty Eaves reached the 30-goal mark for the 1st time in his NHL career.
• Cogs Iron Man streak.
• Getzy became the 2nd Ducks player to hit 800 NHL points.
• Pears reached 700+ NHL points.
• Coach reached 400+ NHL wins.
• Kes reached 300+ NHL career assists.
• Pears matched the NHL record for most OT goals.
• Monty scored his 1st NHL goal.
• Kerdiles became the 1st OC player to play for. Anaheim.
• We celebrated out 10 year Stanley Cup Anniversary.
• Paul Kariya finally returned to the Honda Center.
• Kase scoring his 1st NHL and playoff goals.
• Bernier making his 1st NHL playoff start.
• Ryker Kesler stealing the spotlight at the ASG.
• Excorcising the Game 7 demons & FINALLY winning.
• Ritchie scoring 4 goals in his 1st NHL playoffs.
• Pears scoring an OT gwg in each of the three rounds & matching the record for most OT goals.
• COMEBACK ON KATELLA!

musicaltrashgianna  asked:

actually fun fact: I'm a beast at laser tag. last time I went with kal (alyssa) I kicked their asses and won by at least 700 points. So ;)

im really good at hiding and running away from my problems and responsibilities so I feel like that would translate well to laser tag