I'm just trying to help here

anonymous asked:

hply shit. Chechenya's (an autonomous region of Russia) recently opened concentration camps for LGBT peoples. 100 gay men have been captured and 3+ have died

I don’t even have the words for this.

Human Rights Watch states:

For several weeks now, a brutal campaign against LGBT people has been sweeping through Chechnya. Law enforcement and security agency officials under control of the ruthless head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, have rounded up dozens of men on suspicion of being gay, torturing and humiliating the victims. Some of the men have forcibly disappeared. Others were returned to their families barely alive from beatings. At least three men apparently have died since this brutal campaign began.

This chilling information was first publicised by Novaya Gazeta, a leading independent Russian paper. Their report came out on 1 April, prompting the spokesperson for Chechnya’s Interior Ministry to dismiss it as an “April fools’ joke.” Kadyrov’s press secretary immediately described the report as “absolute lies and disinformation,” contending that there were no gay people in Chechnya and then adding cynically, “If there were such people in Chechnya, law-enforcement agencies wouldn’t need to have anything to do with them because their relatives would send them somewhere from which there is no returning.”

Mass pro-Kadyrov rally organized by Chechen authorities in Grozny in January 2016.

Chechnya’s official news agency, Grozny Info, quoted numerous local commentators bashing Novaya Gazeta and other “enemies” of Chechnya and Russia for supposed attempts to discredit the Chechen people, “foster sodomy,” and undermine “traditional values.”

The information published by Novaya Gazeta is consistent with the reports Human Rights Watch recently received from numerous trusted sources, including sources on the ground. The number of sources and the consistency of the stories leaves us with no doubt that these devastating developments have indeed occurred. LGBT Network in Russia opened a special hotline to provide emergency support to those who find themselves in immediate danger.

The Russian LGBT Network has released a statement with stories about what has happened to some (obviously anonymous) men.

It’s really important to share the Russian LGBT Network’s statement overall:

The Russian LGBT Networks is highly disturbed and concerned about the information on the kidnapping and killing of people in Chechnya because of their sexual orientation. We are also outraged by the reaction of the officials of the Chechen Republic, who in fact justify the killings.  No national and/or religious traditions and norms can justify kidnapping or killing of a human being. Any references to “traditions” to justify kidnappings and killings are amoral and criminal.

The Russian LGBT Network makes every effort to contact the victims and to provide the emergency support. Taking into account the recent statements of the Chechnya officials, we believe that the only thing that can work out is the evacuation. We cooperate closely we the human rights defenders both in Russia and abroad, and ready to evacuate.

On Monday, the Russian LGBT Network will appeal to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation with two claims. The one is the demand to investigate the information on the crimes, published in “Novaya Gazeta”. Another one is the claim to check whether the public statements of the Chechen officials made on April 1 and justifying the killings, contain the elements of the offence.

We are grateful to everyone who contacted us and asked how they can help. What do we need now?

  • Help us to spread the information about the fact that the Russian LGBT Network is ready to evacuate people. Please think for whom this information can be useful. You can spread the information publicly or personally. Everyone who needs help can contact us by email or call the Hotline (8 800 555 73 74). The call is free all over Russia.
  • In accordance with the Russian legislation, every citizen can apply to the Investigative Committee with the demand to investigate the information about the crime published in mass media. We encourage everyone to apply (the template of the claim will be published tomorrow).

We understand that many people want to help those in need. But please remember that any uncoordinated actions can put in additional danger people in need and those who are ready to help. Therefore, we do not recommend to collect the addresses of people who are ready to provide temporarily shelter.

Be aware, that the situation with the human rights in the North Caucasus is truly difficult. Now people’s lives are endangered and the only way to help is the evacuation. The Russian LGBT Network has the necessary resources to evacuate people, there is a team that already makes every effort to safe lives. That is why we ask everyone to share with us the information about people in need and any offers of assistance.

Again, their contact information is here for all Russians, and the number is free to call.

This is very real, modern day evil and this information needs to be shared.

anonymous asked:

any hand drawing tips help i'm dying over here

- fingers consists of three joints

- i usually separate the thumb 

always start off with simple shapes, trying to tackle complex shapes from the start will skew proportions

- to start guideline sketches, i usually make a box for the palm, then drawing the thumb as reference, and then adding the rest of the fingers

FINGER NAILS ARE YOUR FRIEND, DONT BE AFRAID TO DRAW THEM!!! THEY ADD PERSPECTIVE, CHARACTER, AND DEPTH TO YOUR HANDS!!! I LOVE DRAWING FINGER NAILS

GO HAM!!!!!!!!!!!

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GET GOOD AT DRAWING HANDS JUST WATCH MOB PSYCHO 100 HONESTLY LMAO…. even if the hands arent proportional to real life, the movement and gesture can REALLY REALLY HELP

AND DRAWING FROM REFERENCE AND OBSERVATION IS YOUR BEST ADVICE

hopefully this helps anon ^^!!

mayjustbeyou  asked:

Okay I need help. I'm trying to ask out a girl in a cute way and she LOVES sharks. Help me find a cute way to ask her out with shark puns??

EMILIA ARE YOU READY I HAVE SPENT AGES ON THIS. Okay so you need to get deep talking to her and just stop what she is saying and go, “I need to say something, I am not being sharktastic or anything but I think you are fintastic, jawsome even. I would quote a sharkspeare sonnet to you *insert her name here* but I don’t know one off my hammerhead. To be honest I am “basking” in your glory, your looks are killer. Anyway my heart is jaws will you go out with me?” I mean it might be an overload but its worth a shot right?

Cute Gency doodle for stress relief. School’s been a bit tough on me and I’ve been doing commissions to try and keep my parents from having to pay for my bus passes and phone bill, so I basically have no time for myself at all now. I took ten minutes to myself to doodle this to try and relieve some stress and it’s helped thankfully.

Enjoy some random fluff and hand holding, and an ~almost~ smooch. 

Please do not repost, edit or claim as your own. And do not delete the artist comments, thank you!

he did not think this through

I-I… I have felt… 
I’m officaly a huge slut for this show.
And you may see from here who’s my fav… IT’SRADOK?ILOVEHIM. HISBLUSHISMAKINGMESMILE
Also I hc that everyone is gay for Enid… oh wait… that’s canon-

I hope I did well on trying to fit with show’s artstyle. Tbh it’s really funny, cause my artstyle is p similiar so… I hope I fit in?
I still can’t draw K.O. tho

Please help

Okay, so here’s the deal. I have a chronic illness (Hidradenitis Suppurativa) that has kept me from working for a while now. I’m in danger of losing everything. My house. My kids. Everything. I’ve tried getting TANF and food stamps, but, even though I haven’t got a paycheck in two months and even submitted paperwork to show that, I “make too much” to qualify. I try every day, but I am in so much pain that often times I can’t even move.

I am asking for help from people with a lot of trepidation. If you can help with donations, it would be greatly appreciated. I would even write you an spn ficlet if you’d like. I have no other talents or I would take advantage of that. If you can donate via PayPal my email is jaydeamali@gmail.com. If you can’t, please repost this so others can see and decide if they want to help or reblog.

Do I expect people to help, actually no. I don’t. Let’s face it. I’m not in the “in” crowd. Im just someone over here doing his own thing. I just don’t want to lose everything, so I’m asking for help. I have until the 21st to get rent in or they evict. I have until the 23rd to get the electric bill paid. I still have to pay At&T their share for Internet and phones. I have to get my meds to keep my anxiety under control. All in all, I’m about $1,000 short for the month. Anything would help. Even if I can get just one bill paid, it would be a relief.

being an antizionist jew and discussing it on this website is so fucking annoying lmfao bc on the one hand we have zionist jews screaming about how our “internalized antisemitism” etc and on the other and we have non-palestinian goyim who shut us out of any conversation the second we try to shed some light on WHY so many jews (in the west especially) are zionists so that we can perhaps approach them and get underneath all the brainwashing they likely grew up with, and gain their support for our cause

like golly gee i, a jew, sure do love getting shut out of conversations about jewish nationalism by goyim who have no stock in the issue whatsoever other than earning their Good Tumblr Leftist points so they can yell about how antisemitism doesn’t matter because #FREEPALESTINE and really have no clue what the hell they’re even talking about

it’s not hard to tell when someone considers themself an antizionist because they’re truly against nationalism and settler colonialism and are for the liberation of palestinians, and when they’re actually just antisemites or following what they think they should because tumblr says so…this issue is so complex and i’m tired of seeing people discuss it in such a reductive way lol 

when antizionist jews try to explain the reasons why there are so many zionist jews (mostly, brainwashing and antisemitism) LISTEN TO US!!!! tackling these issues is the first step to making an actual change. otherwise your “activism” is performative and helps absolutely nobody.

masterlist

these are all reader-inserts, but you can find non-reader work here

bold titles are favorites

smut marked w/ ** (18+ ONLY)

updated: 5/30/2017

sebastian stan - 

+ hurricane ( 1 ) ( 2 ) ( 3 ) ( final ) **

summary: after a night together with you, an old friend, will sebastian choose you or his long time girlfriend, hannah?

haunted ** 

summary:  you surprise sebastian with a lingerie set, leading to an eventful night together. 

+ bad religion **

summary: you are in love with your co-star, sebastian. but he doesn’t feel the same about you. 

+ ghosts **

summary: this time, sebastian was going to pay. but once again, the tables have turned on you. 

+ wanna be your lover **

summary: while looking for a book in his co-star/best friend’s luggage, he finds something very interesting that may change things for both of you. 

james buchanan barnes - 

+ aftertaste **

summary: it’s bucky’s birthday, and you’re both bound to make this the best sex of your lives. 

+ small bump 

summary:  you’re a couple of months pregnant when bucky comes home drunk after a mission. saying something he regrets, will he lose both of you for good?

sober 

summary: you couldn’t sit here and watch bucky destroy himself, not when you had so much going for you both. 

+ sugar ** 

summary:  an unprovoked feud between you and bucky hits it’s peak, but are there underlying feelings involved?

+ kiss it better **

summary: as bucky’s doctor, you have a certain standard to uphold. but with underlying feelings, that all changes in an instant. 

+ say you love me ( 1 ) ( 2 [coming soon!] )

summary: after finding an injured bucky in an alleyway, you end up with more than you bargained for. 

+ sweet creature

summary: after six years away, bucky is back in town. he just can’t seem to feel at home anymore, until he sees you. 

+ bruises that you left **

summary:  bucky has had his eyes on you since you arrived, but after you kicked his ass in training, he can’t seem to get his mind off of you.  

+ california love ** (coming soon!)

summary: bucky just looks so good in his suit, you can’t wait to get him home

peter quill - 

+ strangers ** (coming soon!)

summary: while trying to help peter get over the emotional distress that came after his father, you may have bitten off more than you can chew

eliasraine  asked:

Tumblr Mom, how do you fight despair? I'm sorry for dumping this on you all of a sudden, it's just that things have sort of come to a head recently and I'm just lost.

I try to laugh. And if I cant find something funny to feel good about, I try to make something amusing for others to enjoy.

Create things, feed yourself, feed others, get help if you need it and reach out to others if you can. If not that’s okay too. Sometimes the only person you can save is yourself.

Acts of self care and finding small moments of joy in a world turned dark by despair, are also acts of rebellion. They are human and necessary. They say to the darkness, I am still here and despite or even to spite you, I am here.

It’s our capacity for love and joy that mark our humanity, not our endurance for suffering. Take some time to breathe. Lie down and regroup, it’ll make it all the better rise up swinging. Whether its a punch or a punchline at the end of it.

Take care friend, I know you know that all things strive, and it’s no mean feat to take light into dark places when everything feels so bleak. But we’re gonna beat this shit. One day at a time if we have to.

3

In this dark time of art block, I bring you…

Baby Reigen

Not even ageswap, just for whatever reason/by some accident he’s a little kid for awhile. Yeah. More to come probably.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm struggling with Simple Prepositions, I din't pass my exam because I got wrong all the prepositions. Do you have any advices? Thank you so so much. Waiting for your kindly reply , Best Regards.

¡Hola!

I thought a lot about your question, and I wish there was a magic rule to get all prepositions right, but unfortunately this is not the case. :(

But I really want to help you so here are some resources and tips. :)

Be flexible

First of all, prepositions don’t have exact translations in English (or other languages), so don’t try to fit a preposition into just 1 or 2-3 translations, or into just one category, because you’ll find surprises that won’t fit in any of those, and you’ll just get more confused and frustrated.
Also, prepositions are not placed everywhere around randomly, so try to see the patterns, the similarities, the differences, make lists, diagrams, drawings, anything that helps you to figure them out better.

General uses of most common prepositions

  • a: objective, goal, indirect object
  • con: with (this is probably the easiest one)
  • de: origin, belonging, ingredient/material
  • desde: origin (focus on distance), from somewhere in place or time until here/now.
  • en: location, transportation, during
  • hasta: to, until (focus on distance), from here/now to somewhere in place or time.
  • hacia: towards, around
  • por: cause, reason, method, way
  • para: purpose, goal

Different prepositions + [place/time]

PLACE

  • Voy México. - I go to Mexico.
  • Voy para México. - I’m on my way to Mexico.
  • Voy hacia México. - I’m going towards Mexico.
  • Voy hasta México. - I go to Mexico. (All the way from here to there)

  • Vengo de Bolivia. - I come from Bolivia.
  • Vengo desde Bolivia. - I come from Bolivia. (All the way from there to here)

  • Vivo en Chile. - I live in Chile.
  • Vivo por el parque. - I live close to the park. (The park is around my house)

TIME
*I made all these examples with hours, but you can use days, weeks, months, years, seasons, daytime, etc.

  • Trabajo a las 8:00 AM. - I work at 8:00 AM
  • Trabajo hasta las 8:00 PM - I work until 8:00 PM

  • Ella llegará por las 5:00. - She’ll arrive around 5:00.
  • Ella llegará para las 5:00. - She’ll arrive around 5:00.
  • Ella llegará hacia las 5:00. - She’ll arrive around 5:00.

    *In this case all these 3 sentences have the same meaning and most of the times can be interchangeable.

  • Practico de 5:00 a 7:00. - I practice from 5:00 to 7:00.
  • Practico desde las 5:00 hasta las 7:00. - I practice from 5:00 until 7:00.
  • Me levanto desde las 6:00. - I get up from 6:00.
  • Me duermo hasta las 11:00. - I go to bed until 11:00.

en + months, seasons, years (not days)

  • Tengo vacaciones en julio. - I’m on vacation in July.
  • Quiero ir en primavera. - I want ton go in the spring.
  • Voy a ir a Argentina en el 2020. - I’m going to Argentina in 2020.

**days: we use “el, los”:
Estoy libre el viernes. - I’m free on Friday.
Tomo clases de piano los miércoles. - I take piano classes on Wednesdays.

Common prepositions

I made a Google document with the most common prepositions and their most common uses, and I also made as many examples as I could so you can see how we use them.

Here’s the document: PREPOSITIONS

Por & Para

For por and para visit my Google document. ↑↑↑

Read a lot

To get used to prepositions you need to use them a lot, and one way to do this is reading. Try to read everything you can in Spanish, from advertising to novels or news, depending on your level. Pay attention to the prepositions, specially to the ones that you find more difficult. Look at the context, and the words before and after each preposition, it will make it easier.

I know it’s difficult to try to understand what you’re reading and try to study the prepositions at the same time, so that’s why I leave you here some webpages where you can read the same articles or stories in Spanish and English. So you don’t have to focus on what is being said, but how prepositions are used.

You can also go to Linguee to search for prepositions in context.

Drill exercises

Do as many exercises as you need to get prepositions right.
Here, I share with you all the preposition exercises I found.

Transitional Phrases

We use Transitional Words or Phrases to link words, sentences or phrases, as therefore, nevertheless and so on.

In Spanish, many of these transitional phrases have prepositions. If you try to translate them literally they probably won’t make sense, so try to learn them just as they are.

Here are some links where you can see these transitional phrases:


I hope this was useful. Remember, the more you use them the easier it will be. :)
¡Buena suerte! Good luck!

wheel of time + @wolfpupy tweets
  • rand al'thor: life is about the journey not the destination, forget about the impact and just enjoy hurtling on fire in a downward trajectory
  • matrim cauthon: if you take a second to think about it, that's one second you have completely wasted
  • perrin aybara: if you underestimate a wolfs ability to wield a weapon just because of a lack of thumbs you will get what you deserve in the end.
  • egwene al'vere: things are going really well for me now that i've changed the meaning of really well to the opposite of what it means in my head.
  • min farshaw: looks like things are always happening once again
  • nynaeve al'meara: i won't do what i'm told, it involves listening to what people tell me
  • moiraine damodred: i did the best i could with the resources i was given, which was nothing
  • faile bashere: stop being so defensive i am just trying to hit you with weapons
  • tuon athaem al'paendrag: who would have thought that 10, 20, even 30 seconds later that the thing you said would still not matter to me, yes time is a cruel mistress
  • elayne trakand: i'm not going to claim that i know everything, i am simply going to act like it
  • aviendha: blood is just nature's red water that flys out when you make a mistake. relax and enjoy the experience for once
  • the dark one: when the sun goes out, the air turns to fire, and the streets run red with blood, i am probably to blame for it
  • asmodean: where people like you see a problem i see opportunity to create worse problems
  • aginor: back in the frankenstein times you could make a monster whenever you wanted, these days you have to have a license or something i guess
  • lanfear: when you get your revenge on someone always immediately hit them with a second revenge, undercuts any counter-revenge or betrayal they have
  • graendal: everyone who died and was killed on my quest to get really good hair and fashion deserved it and i dont care
  • ishamael/moridin: instead of spending all your time trying to make things better and failing you can cut out the middleman and just make things worse
  • the forsaken, generally: i don't want to throw anyone under the bus here unless they are my enemy or betrayer or if it will help me get where i'm going faster

anonymous asked:

Anyone else feel like customer service has ruined their ability to empathize? When I started here 2 years ago if a guest had any minor complaint I'd trip over myself apologizing and trying to make it right but now someone could come through the lobby screaming "HELP OH GOD I'M ON FIRE and I'd just be like "Hmm, that sounds more like a you problem. Shoulda considered that before you combusted. There's no smoking in the lobby, ma'am, take it outside."

Fairy Tale Starters
  • "You're a wolf!"
  • "Here's an apple for you, dear."
  • "I feel like I've slept a hundred years."
  • "I'm just a humble woodsman."
  • "I see you, little princess."
  • "Mother will take good care of you."
  • "You're a fairy?"
  • "There's no such thing as magic."
  • "A talking animal?!"
  • "I need no prince."
  • "You want me to slay a dragon?"
  • "Do not stray from the path."
  • "My stepmother is evil."
  • "I have something you might need..."
  • "Stay on the path."
  • "I just wanted to go to the ball."
  • "I need to breathe."
  • "Hide in here."
  • "You're special..."
  • "I'm going and you can't stop me."
  • "Are you coming with me or not?"
  • "A witch is trying to kill you."
  • "You're the one I've been looking for!"
  • "This place is magical."
  • "I hate this dress."
  • "I will lock you away forever!"
  • "Here there be dragons."
  • "They will be looking for me."
  • "You can't keep me here!"
  • "You look delicious."
  • "Bless you, my child."
  • "Are you a princess?"
  • "I've come to save you."
  • "I don't want your help."
  • "Where are you off to?"
  • "Get away from me!"
  • "Mine now."
  • "Be careful of that."
  • "Are you a prince?"
  • "You'll not win."
  • "I will take all from you."
  • "My parents are gone."
  • "Are you going to eat me?"
  • "I cannot sleep."
  • "You can trust me."
Memory Loss { suffering/responses } ||Starter Sentences||
  • Suffering
  • "Who are you...?"
  • "I'm sorry, who are you again?"
  • "This isn't my house..."
  • "Why would you bring me here? I don't remember this place at all.."
  • "Who are all these people in the [photos/videos]?"
  • "I don't think I can remember.. I'm sorry.."
  • "We aren't [dating/engaged/married]! I don't even KNOW you!"
  • "Well.. well, what if I don't WANT to remember any of this?"
  • "I just wanted to start over.."
  • "Would you just quit trying? I'm a lost cause at this point, don't you think?"
  • "This isn't my child.. I never even HAD a kid.."
  • Responses
  • "Come on, you have to remember your [insert relation here]!"
  • "Okay, knock it off. Quit trying to gain attention, you're being self-centered!"
  • "Okay, so what about this person/place/thing? That has to jog your memory.."
  • "Don't you remember? We've been [dating/engaged/married] for [insert number here] weeks/months/years!"
  • "You really don't remember me, do you?"
  • "I'm sorry, but I don't want to help you remember.. maybe this is for the best.."
  • "Don't worry.. we can start all over. I'm by your side, no matter what."
  • "I can't deal with you not remembering me.. us..."
  • "Do you remember [him/her/them]?"

Part 2 

Ahhh thank you again//// im kinda flattered you would ask me for tips;;;;; Well colouring is really VERSATILE and so many possibilities!!! So there’s no right or wrong way to colour//// Here is just some stuff on how I colour, hope it helps!!!

SOME VAMPIRES GROSSLY MISREPRESENTED BY WOLF PUPY TWEETS
  • i didn't do all the clans because shhh
  • Vampires: daylight savings is dumb as hell, who looks directly at the sun and says i want more of this for later, nobody does it
  • Camarilla: i don't want to throw anyone under the bus here unless they are my enemy or betrayer or if it will help me get where i'm going faster
  • Sabbat: if history has taught us anything i dont plan to learn it
  • Anarchs: if anyone tries to tell you your dreams are unachievable just remember i have crashed my dirt bike into all 7 wonders of the world
  • Inconnu: tired of trying to figure out how to solve problems? try simply ignoring them forever instead
  • Assamites: stop being so defensive i am just trying to hit you with weapons
  • Brujah: i feel like if people respected me for the sheer stupidity of my actions i would get a lot more respect
  • Cappadocians: if anyone needs me i'll be dead in my grave
  • Followers of Set: archaeologists have found hieroglyphs on the wall of a hidden chamber inside king tut's tomb that confirms he was a damn bitch
  • Gangrel: people out of the know refer to death as a 'dirt nap' when in fact you can go to sleep on some dirt any time you want
  • Giovanni: honestly now that i have it this throne of human skulls is crazy uncomfortable to sit on
  • Lasombra: i don't "say what we are all thinking" because my thoughts are always far more important and more interesting than everyone elses
  • Malkavian: being thinking about a lot of things lately and have decided thoughts are a waste of time
  • Nosferatu: in today's and all other time's housing market, a dirt cave is the best place to live
  • Ravnos: jewelry making tip; a simple can of gold spraypaint can turn a chicken nugget into a gold nugget
  • Toreador: yeah i looked both ways before crossing the street, i looked both 'handsome' and 'radiant', too bad i got hit by that car
  • Tremere: unsure of what to study? learn magic spells instead, its easy
  • Tzimisce: problem solving skills are well regarded but where is the respect for the problem creators such as myself
  • Ventrue: "everything isn't always about you" i know that's why i don't care about anything
  • BONUS~ those crazy-ass fishman vampires: no song about living on land is as convincing as 'under the sea' is about living on the ocean floor