It’s kind-of ironic that when the ‘Harry Potter’ books were being published, people were getting terrified that the books would encourage young people to start doing witchcraft and Satan-worship, and make us into awful people that would despise polite society.  

If anything, the books made us do the opposite. The ‘Harry Potter’ books encouraged us to stand up for oppressed minorities, to question the establishment and to not blindly trust media organisations. 

We understand that an authority is not perfect in everything it does, because we read how much Fudge and Scrimgeour messed things up with the Ministry. We know that media will always have an agenda, and often that it does not reflect reality, because we saw how the Daily Prophet altered news stories and took the Ministry line on things. We know that we must stand up for oppressed minorities, as we saw how house-elves, magical creatures, and muggle-borns were treated in the wizarding world. 

We were with them with they found the stone, discovered the chamber and freed the prisoner. We were there in the Tri-wizard tournament, there in the department of mysteries and there learning about the half-blood prince. We were there at the battle of Hogwarts, when all seemed lost but hope survived and saved the day. 

We were there, and we continue to be there. The wizarding world might have been saved, but our world still needs saving.

anonymous asked:

Comfort Woman, or Comfort Whore since you're so ignorant to the abusive and atrocious history that forced Japanese sex slaves went through, I am happy to see your real colors: a Weeaboo slut whose only purpose online is to pleasure grown, disgusting perverts on the internet. I like your content because you told awesome stories on YouTube, but your behavior online including legitimizing the KKG as the KKK is enough for me to bring hell to you. When I'm on the top, I'm legalizing and doing it. OK?

Yo um—
I said I hated the KKK? They’re awful people. I hate racist extremism. I’ve ALWAYS held that stance no matter what
I have literally no idea what you’re going on about

bunnymajo replied to your post “RE: Choromatsu Discourse s2 ep3”

Bless you! Not only for putting into words why this scene isn’t so bad but also for reminding me why Choro is my favorite in the 1st place (it’s been awhile since I’ve seen the 1st season tbh so I forget the more nuanced scenes). If anyone gives me shit for liking Choro I’m just going to send them to this. Thank you

@bunnymajo You’re welcome!! ♥ This had been swirling around in my head since I learned of the discourse last night and like, it’s super ridiculous to me that the discourse has gotten so bad I see people feeling awful for liking Choromatsu and that’s super fucked up to me when the reality is that all the Matsunos are guilty of being shitheads in their own way. I want Choromatsu fans to continue to be proud of stanning for him, he may not be my fave but I still adore him for even his flaws, and I can absolutely have no problem objectively picking apart these shitty arguments if it makes people feel better and even reaffirm their love for him.

Ireland vs Storm Ophelia

Okay so thought I’d let you tumblr guys know some stuff/warnings about Storm Ophelia

  • It’s due to hit Monday 16th (aka tomorrow). Apparently Kerry will face it around 6am.
  • There is a red weather warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford.
  • The rest of the country has an Orange weather warning but that can probably change so be aware
  • There is a high chance of power cuts so remember to get lots of bottled water, torches, candles etc.
  • Charge your phone to 100% and if there are power outages DO NOT use your phone in case you need it for an emergency. Read a book instead or something.
  • In case of floods protect all important documents and stuff. Put all valuable items in high presses.
  • Stock up on food too (Last time we had a storm this bad we forgot to buy food for the house and it was awful)
  • For people who have anxiety about the storm remember that this is only temporary weather and do whatever you can to keep yourself calm. Whether that is reading, drawing or keeping yourself busy by cleaning the house. The storm won’t last forever and I promise you’ll be safe.
  • Check whether or not your school/work has been cancelled to avoid any unnecessary travel

Okay that’s all I can think of at the moment but if anyone wants to add anything to the list feel free to write away. Stay safe Xx

That new Animal Crackers movie looks awful. The whole “people don’t come to the circus to see acrobats and magicians! They want animals!! That’s what the true meaning of the circus is all about!!!” is legit the worst dang thing I’ve ever seen as a plot for a movie.

Circuses are animal welfare disasters. Even if all the animals in the film are some dad transformed by magic crackers, it sends an awful message :/

On a part of all transgender people, I would like to say a few thing:

  1. Just because we’re friends, that doesn’t mean you have any, any, excuse to be transphobic or make transphobic jokes. Just because I like you doesn’t mean you can use me as a free pass for your disgusting jokes. I’m a transgender boy, not an emotionless robot.
  2. Transgender woman and men are more than a fetish. We are more than your fantasy. We are more than your porn preferences. We are not your sick idea of a living kink.
  3. If you’re going to write about trans people, DO YOUR FUCKING RESEARCH!!! Starting T doesn’t mean you are automatically fully biologically male. Dysphoria is fucking awful. People who are meant to support us can just make us a joke. Bullying is real and scary.
  4. Mental illness and being LGBT are not the same thing.
  5. No LGBT person in popular media represent us all. We’re all unique and different, because we’re all fucking human??
  6. No, my name is not a nickname. It is my name. Whether it is my birth name or not is irrelevant.
  7. Teachers, you can be the most supportive and amazing people ever and I’d like to take a second to thank my English teacher for being so supportive.
  8. Stop using us as jokes. Like, I really fucking hate it. Just don’t.
  9. We’re normal! We’re nothing scary, we’re not going to attack you for being cis, and we don’t want anything more than your support and love!
  10. Teach your kids or siblings or parents or whoever these rules. They’re simple, easy, and can make a trans person’s day when you follow them!

Sorry for being so angry. I’m just sick of people calling me a lesbian.

There’s been a mass shooting in Las Vegas and over 50 are dead as of 6:40 a.m.

It dethroned the Pulse attack for the worst mass shooting on American soil.

This is awful.

People who just wanted to have a good time at a concert had their happiness stripped away by a fucking monster.

As a person who lives close to Orlando and was impacted by the Pulse attack, I send my condolences to Las Vegas.

If they are requesting blood donations, please donate!

Over 200+ are injured as of 6:40 a.m. and we need all the supplies we can get!

Update at 9:20 a.m.: Please don’t talk about politics right now (just my opinion).

People are dead and injured and politics is the last thing that should be on someone’s mind. The best thing to do right now is help out and donate.

Update at 9:55: The injured toll has risen to 400+

I’m watching my local news station and they interviewed the suspect’s brother. He doesn’t know why his brother did this. He has a very distraught and traumatized expression.

He stated he had no radical political or religious affiliation and that he was a pretty chill guy.

Update at 10:07: Unfortunately will not be updating any further due to sickness and a headache.

As I said before, I send my condolences to everyone in Las Vegas right now, coming from someone who was personally impacted by the Pulse nightclub shooting. I’m sorry to those who were affected by this traumatizing situation.

This issue is a big thing I have seen on the Internet and I have commented on before, but it really saddens me to see how obvious it has become with the release of Hiveswap. Nowadays, a new Big Thing pops up, the Fandom starts getting big, and people enjoy it and praise it to high heaven. Then, suddenly, the Fandom gets so big you see it constantly around, so people not interested in it grow to resent it.

Then, as with everything unpopular, a toxic side of the Fandom begins to take root, and people who genuinely enjoyed it start to see the ‘bad’ of the content they enjoyed, and bandwagon with the people that didn’t have any interest to begin with. This collective of people bashing the new Big Thing will group up the young and harmless part of the Fandom that’s just too ‘cringey’ for their tastes and the Bad Side of the Fandom as if they were the same thing, and act as if it’s the only thing that exists about it.

Suddenly the Big Thing is popular because it’s popular to bash on it and hate on it, which discourages the Good Side of the Fandom and only strengthens the Bad Side, while drawing more people to this collective bashing on it, until the Fandom has been reduced to a shadow of its former glory and all there’s left is Memes about ‘how bad this Fandom was’. Then, if someone still stuck through and enjoys the content, is seen as some sort of ancient, long lost nerd, everyone else has moved on to new Media, but they stuck with this AWFUL thing that used to be Big? Lol, how funny, how dumb!

And yet people keep coming back to ‘Classics’, games, books, movies, that were made 10, 20, 30 years ago, and put them as the pinnacle of EVERYTHING and if you haven’t seen it you’re like, committing a god damn crime.

People on the Internet act like there’s absolutely no piece of media that can last for longer than a few months at best, and are quick to abandon the boat when toxicity starts to show up instead of, you know, FIGHTING back against the awful people and drawing the line? Some will argue we just live in a time where popularity is fleeting, but if you ask someone what their favorite game is, and it was produced less than 3 years ago, they will be looked at like they’re some sort of monster.

Internet Culture right now doesn’t want to consider anything as something that could be relevant or a ‘Classic’ in a few years, even when for some people they may be as good or better than things they consider a ‘Classic’ or a ‘Staple’ of something. And inadvertently or not, they will look for any excuse to bash down and insult actually good things and things that have had a good impact on people based on an old side of the Fandom that may not even exist anymore. Ruining it for potential newcomers, shaming old fans.

Grow up, ignore things you don’t enjoy, and let people enjoy whatever they want as long as they aren’t being dicks about it. And when they’re being dicks about it? Then call them out. Don’t just go like “LUL THE FANDOM IS TOXIC”. Address the issues. Make the Fandom a better place. Otherwise you’re contributing to the problem more than a bunch of toxic assholes ever could.

How to learn astrology; read as many books as available to you

Watch people, talk to people, love people, be in awe of people

Watch Disney movies through the eyes of mythology, read fairytales and biographies see everyone as a god and goddess, fall asleep contemplating the cosmos

Listen to people. Understand them. See their solar system come to life. Attend the daily classes the universe has written and follow its lesson plan. See the unity in everyone, worship their spirit and story

You don’t have to sympathize with a character for it to be necessarily a good character nor do they have to be a morally good person for you to like them as a character. Instead good characters are characters you can cognitively empathize with - understand why they do the things they do. 

You can still like a movie/show/book with characters who are complete dregs on society because the writers or actors portray the character in a way where you recognize their humanity (as there are people out there who share traits with those types of characters). That doesn’t mean you’re problematic or condone any of their actions.

I feel like a good number of people on here don’t know how to distinguish between having empathy (not emotional) and sympathy for a character like that. 

My dear lgbt+ kids, 

Some lgbt+ people are bad people - and that says absolutely nothing about you or the lgbt+ community in general. 

In my home country, there’s a female politician who is living with her girlfriend. And she’s not a good politician. She’s racist. She’s ableist. She is part of a political party that’s pretty homophobic. (No, I don’t know why, either. Maybe her racism made her blind to what her very own party stands for. But I digress.) 

And guess what? Women who love women are still amazing people. 

She does not represent us. 

The argument “But there are awful lgbt+ people, do they deserve rights, too?!” is pure nonsense. Those people are awful because they’re awful, not because they’re lgbt+. 

She’s awful because she hates and harms black and disabled people -  that has nothing to do with the fact that she happens to love women. She and her partner still deserve lgbt+ rights because they’re basic human rights for all people, not just good people.  

Using lgbt+ people who hold offensive views or have done horrible things as an excuse to not support lgbt+ rights is nonsense and a bad tactic to cover up lgbt+-phobia. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom

“I look back and think, Thank God people were such dicks to me at school, because it taught me an awful lot about people. As soon as the girls arrived — and I was not popular — all the cool guys would tell them I was a knob. All the girls turned on me and then all the guys who were my friends went for the girls. I had a handful of friends but it really surprised me. I was like, ‘Wow, you totally turned on me to be cool, in front of those girls’.” 

tumblr is like. such a mess but its gotten to the point where i dont really want to leave this site anymore. i just wanna watch it slowly fold in on itself. i wanna watch it burn. i wanna see the awful discourse play out. i want to see how awful people on this site are. i feel like tumblr is a building on fire and i used to want to call for help to put it out but now ive just pulled up a lawnchair and im sipping on some Coca-Cola™ through a bendy straw watching the flames flicker and consume all