a state of being

Paris mayor denounces black feminist festival because it is “forbidden to white people”

  • In a series of tweets on Sunday, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo condemned a black feminist festival planned for July. The three-day festival, she said, is discriminatory because it is “forbidden to white people,” the Associated Press reported.
  • The Nyansapo Festival, slated for July 28 to 30, aims to “put the accent on how our resistance as an Afro-feminist movement is organized. The festival is organized into distinct spaces: 80% of the venue is reserved for black women only, another section is open to black people of any gender and the third section is open to all. "We aim to build long-term strategies and solidarities, and that is why it is important to meet, to share so we can keep fighting,” its website states.
  • Several anti-racism groups denounced the festival for being discriminatory. The International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism went so far as to say “Rosa Parks would be turning in her grave,” according to the BBC.
  • On Monday morning, Hidalgo tweeted that she had reached a “clear solution” with the organizers. Read More (5/29/17 11:53 AM)
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Sanshi Kuai is a the representative of the Chinese mega state in the Automater Combat Derby. She is by far the most technologically advanced competitor being a combination of robotics and synthetics. While Tao Fai Omni industry moved away from military robotics to full synthetics they are more than willing to remind the world who leads in all fields.

Sanshi is extremely arrogant, more so than any regular competitor. She believes herself to be superior to all others. This temperament is not helped by the fact that she is treated extremely well outside tournaments and allowed almost full autonomy by the Chinese state. On her off time she enjoys Chinese cooking and being a nuisance on social media. Oddly she seems to hold an admiration of sort for Chinese dock workers, who she thinks are hardworking without compare. She is quite a public figure

 Stranger Scrambles Masterpost: (will be updated as more are posted)

Apple Blossom 

This Charming Man

Mike Wheeler knew a lot of things 

When it’s cold I’d like to die 

The Boy Who Was Incredibly Kind

Breathe 

The storm won’t last forever

Radiant 

All thanks to comic books 

We’re going to have so much fun 

Melancholy 

I must 

Logical 

Will was good at hiding 

Slumber 

Suburbia 

It’d never be fair 


The ‘states of being’ series: (will be updated as more are posted)

Jonathan

Steve

Mike

Invasive and Illegal Aquarium plants in the USA, By state.

I saw some people asking about plants, and wanting them shipped to them from an overseas vendor, so I thought it’d be a good idea to post this. 

Make sure the plant you’re buying (given it’s being shipped), is legal in your state! I can’t stress this enough! If customs decides to randomly check your package (and they do do random searches), and finds that you’re buying invasive and/or illegal plants, you’ll get hit with a heavy fine! That’s right, YOU will get fined, not the seller, and your plant will be destroyed!

SUBMERGED/OXYGENATING PLANTS

  • Anacharis (Elodea canadensis) -  AL, CA, CO, CT, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MI, MS, NC, NE, NH, NY, OR, PR, SC, VT, WA, WI
  • Anacharis (Najas) - CA
  • Cabomba (Cabomba Carolinia) - CA, CT, ID, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY, VT, WA, WI

FLOATING POND PLANTS

  • Water Hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) - AL, AR, AZ, CA, LA, FL, PR, MS, NE, SC, TX, WI
  • Water Lettuce (Pistia stratioes) - AL, CA, FL, MS, PR, SC, TX, WI
  • Parrot’s Feather (Myriophyllum aquatica) - AL, CT, ID, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, NE, NH, NY, OR, VT, VA, WA, WI
  • Frogbit (Limnobium spongia) - CA, PR
  • Salvinia (Salvinia spp.) - LA, MI, OR, TX, PR

HARDY WATER LILIES

  • Odorata (Nymphaea odorata) - CA, PR, WA

LOTUS POND PLANTS

  • Lutea (Nelumbo lutea) - CT

PERENNIAL HARDY BOG PLANTS

  • Aquatic For-Get-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpiodes) - CT, MA
  • Aquatic Mint (Mentha aquatica) - ID, MT, NE, WY
  • Bloody Dock (Rumex spp.) - OK
  • Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata variegeta) - City of Chicago
  • Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) - MA
  • Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) - CT, ID, IN, MI, MN, MT, NH, OR, SD, VT, WA, WI
  • Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘aurea’) - MA
  • Pickerel Rush (Pontederia cordata) - CA
  • Variegated Water Celery (Oenanthe javanica) - WI

CATTAILS, REEDS, GRASSES

  • Variegated Giant Reed (Arundo donzx var.) - CA, NE, NV, TX, VA
  • Zebratails (Typha angustifolia Zebratails) - IN, WI
  • Graceful Cattails (Typha laxmanni) - WI
  • Gold Variegated Reed - CT, MA,MI, NC, VT

HARDY AQUATIC IRIS

  • Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) - CA, CT, ID, IL, IN, MA, MT, NH, NY, OR, VT, WA

LILY-LIKE SURFACE PLANTS

  • Floating Hearts (Nymphoides peltata) - CT, CO, FL, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, NY, NC, NE, NH, OR, VT, WI, WA
  • Four Leaf Water Clover (Marsilea mutica) - OK
  • White Snowflake (Nymphoides cristata) - NC, FL

All information is provided by PondPlantsOnline dot com. For more info, visit their site! I chose not to link PPO , because Tumblr tends to hide posts with links in them, and I feel this is vital information.

Drink - Vernon Scenario

admin k: actually like this one sm so hope you guys do too! 

word count: 900+

pairing: vernon x reader 

Originally posted by visual-17

Looking at her, she was so pretty standing there, in her natural state. Being at party likes this, wasn’t something that Vernon was so comfortable with. Sure, he came every once and a while but he’d rather be somewhere, maybe a home, alone with the person that he’s been admiring for the past while.

He wasn’t sure why and what it was about her that he loved so much but he knew that overtime he looked at her, his heart would stop. Vernon was mesmerize by every move she made, even if it wasn’t on him. He was always a witness of her devilish actions of flirting from one guy to another. It was her nature, especially at a party where things can get crazy and out of hand.

It wasn’t her best feature, for her to flirt but he couldn’t help but feel jealous for all the guys she’s been with. Oh how much did he desire to feel her touch, for her hands to run along his chest, gliding up to wrap around his neck just to pull him closer and into a sweet kiss.

How much did he want to capture those sweet, lips of hers that form the most beautiful smile. Vernon wished for her to at least have her glance at him with those sparkling eyes of hers but never did she sneak a glance at him. How would be he know? Mostly because he’d always have his eyes on her, no caring what in the world was happening around him.

She was his main focus and it angered him how he was never the guy that was her target. It really bothered him, making him frustrated as the think about the many people she’s been with. She’s probably hook up with so many people, maybe everyone but him. He found that strange.

How could it be? Vernon knew he wasn’t unattractive, not that he thought of himself as the most attractive guy but…to the most average. Was he not her type? That can’t be…

Something that night made Vernon ticked off more than most days. It could’ve bene the drinks that night or it could’ve been an off day for Vernon, who knows but that night, he got up from where he was to approach her.

Finally, after months now, he’s finally using he courage and anger he’s built to talk to her.

She was laughing so loud but cheerfully that her lovely laugh could be heard over the blasting music in the house. As usual, she was with a few guys, talking and chatting away.

When Vernon stopped right in front of her, it scared her and she froze in her place. It wasn’t the first reaction Vernon wanted her to have of him but he couldn’t change that.

“Drink with me.” He spoke in a commanding voice but also a bit welcoming just to make her feel at ease.

She hesitatingly took the shot glass that he offered her. “Oh come on Y/N, don’t act so scared! It’s literally one shot.” One of the guys she was with joked around.

She smiled and took the shot with him even though he was still glaring at the guys she was wiht. She noticed and immediately grabbed his wrist to pull him away from the guys and to where people were dancing.

He seemed confused but the minute she starts dancing and smiling again, he knew that she was happy to be dancing with him.

Laughing and dancing, the night was better. Afterwards, you both took a break from dancing and drank once again on the couch.

“Thanks.” She said when she takes the cup of beer Vernon offers.

She immediately gulps it down while Vernon sat down beside her and watched her. Why was it that every move she makes just gets him in daze?

She was an aura of beauty and Vernon was so attracted to her. She looked to him, staring at him in question.

“I have a question.” Vernon speaks up, somehow reading her mind.

Her eyes go big for a minute but she answers. “Ask.” Her voice as lovely as her being.

Vernon felt his breath hitch, almost as if it was taken away from her beauty. Trying his best to focus, he regains himself. “Why is it that…your always flirting with some other guy and I mean any other guy except…”

“You?” She finished his question. She looked away, at the people dancing, thinking about the question.

“Unlike the other guys…I actually like you. I get shy…around you.” He furrows his brows but inside he’s denying her confession.

She lets out a small breath and embarrassed smile, looking down at her cup of beer. “Shocker right?”

“It’s…pretty hard to believe, I’ll tell you that.”

“But it’s true, I don’t know what else to say. I really am just trying to have fun at these parties and whenever you’re around, I just…I can’t face you. Until tonight that is.” She looked up at him.

“Kind of pathetic but whatever.” She added.

He still blinked at her blankly, unsure of what to think about it. Vernon still couldn’t believe his crush liked him back.

“Do you know how jealous I got because of you?” 

That night was filled with unexpected outcomes, and one included Vernon leaning in to quickly capture those lips that he’s been wanted to kiss for so long.

It didn’t take a second for her to immediately kiss him back in longing and want for the sweet love that the two of wanted to feel between each other.

{ you are my home }

summary: you are the first lady of the united states. about a year into your husband’s presidency, you face your first assassination attempt.

t/w: none!

a/n: more smfdr! takes place in the same universe as “first and foremost”

also, happy memorial day!

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You knew being First Lady of the United States was a coveted title, but you didn’t think it was so desired that you could be killed for holding it.

You shouldn’t have been surprised. They’d given you all sorts of briefings after Thomas and Aaron were elected into the White House. James and you were also present during these meetings as you were their spouses. Being married to them was almost as dangerous as being them.

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Honestly I understand why people are pissed or upset at Kit…I understand your burned out from doing thrones but sounding bitter about it is like a smack u
In the face to everyone…if he keeps this up and having that “fuck all this” “this is stupid” attitude then hes not gonna have much of a fandom…and the only person he has to blame is himself…

He should just be a good little hunk and keep his mouth shut if he wants stay in his career…I love you Kit…but im giving you tough love right now….

A thought just hit me:

So, for a while now I’ve been wondering if when you ask Kesh why she didn’t leave with the other Krogan, her saying it’s complicated=she’s pregnant, and didn’t want to chance leaving Nexus being a risk to that.

I don’t know if her being pregnant at this point is canonically stated, nor do I know what is Krogan gestation period, but given that by post-game she has the clutch of babies incubating….maybe? If I’m way off and reading into her saying it’s complicated, let me know.

So, that’s been my belief for a while, but here’s the thing that just struck me right now in my 10th game:

Assuming the above is correct, that Kesh is already pregnant when you first meet—when you ask Kesh about the genophage, and she talks about the resistance to it that’s developed, her line “it’s still early, but I think we made a dent”. She’s not just talking about Krogan pregnancies or babies in the abstract. She’s talking about *her own* pregnancy and babies.

She’s not just thinking they made a dent, she’s *hoping* that’s the case.

So now I’m imagining Kesh holding down business on the Nexus, dealing with Spendor’s bullshit, putting up with other annoyances, pretty much representing her clan/Krogan as a whole on the Nexus, worrying about Drack being out there fighting Kett, possibly worrying about or missing Vorn….all while also worrying/hoping her babies don’t fall victim to the genophage and are born alive and healthy.

That’s just making me feel all kinds of emotional right now, and wishing there was an option in the game to just go over and give Kesh the biggest of hugs.

Commissions!

Hi'yall,

As some, of you may know, my therapist took me off work. Despite being able to get state disability that will only be ½ of what I normally make and it can take 3-4 weeks for that to even come. So in order to not have late bills, I need some additional income.

This in mind I’m opening commissions!

Offering fanfiction for:

  • Overwatch
  • World of Warcraft
  • Warhammer 30/40k
  • Harry Potter
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Star Wars
  • Original Stories (your settings etc.)
  • Hamilton
  • Disney (I’m familiar with 90% of their movies and if it is one I’m not I’ll make myself familiar.)
  • Marvel (MCU, these will be on a case to case basis.)

What I will write:

  • Ships of any kind, m/m, m/f, f/f.
  • Vague smut (I’m not good with super explicit so we won’t go there.)
  • AU’s
  • Headcanons
  • X reader

What I won’t write:

  1. Torture
  2. Porn
  3. Incest

Pricing:

  • $2-Headcanons
  • $5- 2 pages
  • $10-5 pages

Anything over 5 pages message me so we can work something out!

All commissions will be completed as quickly as possible. A general rule of thumb less than 1 week unless it is over 5 pages.  Headcanons should be complete in 24 hours or less.

The only payment accepted is Paypal: keamymayloken@yahoo.com

If you are interested: message me via tumblr messenger.

How this will work, I’d write a short draft (I’ll edit to fit what you want) once approved payment in full is due. I’ll finish a story, and do whatever further edits are needed. Headcanons payment is due up front.

I’ll open 4 slots now:

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2.

3.

4.

If you can commission that is awesome if you can’t please reblog! Any and all support is appreciated!

I get really frustrated when I see people erasing the fact that Connor Murphy TRIED. Connor tried to be good. He tried to me nice to Evan. We saw him and his brotherly worry when he read about Zoe in Evan’s note. We see this in the show. Connor wasn’t stable and I know that. He was not in a good place and he wasn’t exactly a great person, but he tried to be. Connor, being in his state, made his view of the world is different. His mental illness caused him to panic, he took anger out on the people around him, and gaining control was hard. I’m not saying his experience was exactly like this, but along with all these things, he tried to be good. Connor Murphy tried to be good. Even though his family didn’t care anymore, even though he had no friends, even if he didn’t have anything, he still tried to be good. And maybe, he could have been. He could have been happy, been friends with Evan, fixed his relationship with Zoe, and maybe with his parents as well, if he got the help he needed. I guess we’ll never know if that would happen. We’ll never know the real Connor.

I get really emotional about this topic. I think you’ve noticed, haha.. I just believe Connor deserved to have help and love and stability. Remember, you will be found..? If only Connor could’ve been found in time.

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In the immediate aftermath of the Oregon school shooting, Chelsea Cooper turned to social media to express concern for her brother.

“Praying for everyone at Reynolds!” she posted on Facebook. “My little brother is still there & I’m freakin out! I hate being states away :-( So stressful!.”

Her brother, Jared Padgett, 15, was a freshman at Reynolds High School in Troutdale. Cooper’s fears about her brother were realized, but likely not in the way she imagined.

Padgett was the shooter who killed another student and apparently took his own life, police said.

Police found the teen’s body in a restroom, law enforcement officials said.

anonymous asked:

Hi i read the page of the book you posted which you called bullshit. I don't necessarily agree with it but i don't really know why, but it may be because i have not done a lot of research on the subject could you please explain your position on it

I have problems with the book in its entirety due to the fact the author wants to paint every single woman who is in a relationship with an inmate with the same brush. Additionally, she seems to think all guys in prison are exactly the same. She states the women are all victims of abuse, looking for the “safety” of being with an inmate. She states that all the women who are with men in prison say that they are innocent and don’t believe their guilt. She states all women who are with men in prison were actively looking to be in a relationship with someone in prison. Absolutely none of those apply to me and I assume it doesn’t apply to plenty of others as well. We’re not individuals to her, just some taboo thing that all think, feel and act the same way. It’s ridiculous.

anonymous asked:

you ARE strong. you're surviving, aren't you?

yes :( i just wanna be able to handle change without letting it destroy me every time. i’m tired of being in a constant state of reconstruction

Despite being a state of the art, self repairing machine, Robot has no idea how to use basic tools. One time when Chicken’s TV was on the fritz Robot grabbed a wrench amd started smashinhit repeatedly into the VCR. Fortunately Steroids was able to intervene before it was too late.

anonymous asked:

"Not really my place to moralize against FGM" you serious? You think it's fucking ok to be ambivalent about something like that??? You might as well say "not really my place to moralize against rape" or anything that's obviously fucking awful

I’m not really being ambivalent, I explicitly stated I wouldn’t want to live in a place where FGM was tolerated and to add onto that if someone tried to implement a pro-FGM law in my state I’d fight against it, but I realize there’s cultural sensitivities and considerations at play which make it slightly more complicated.

The new exclusionist made ace flag:
The purple is a reminder that ace people always steal everything, like resources that are willingly offered to them and that they need, the moon, colours, memes ect.
The blue represents how despite the many personal accounts of what straight people have done to ace people, they’ve never REALLY been hurt by straight people and despite straight people saying that asexual people are not straight, they absolutely MUST be straight because exclusionists make the rules around here obviously.
The horrible orange right next to the blue is another contrasting colour set, meant to represent how horrible and ugly every asexual person certainly is because exclusionists deffinately know us so well!
The tree emojis show the Only Insult Aceys Ever Face: being called a plant. Despite- as stated before- people saying that they’ve faced horrible abuse for being asexual exclusionists know that there is only one thing that asexuals have ever been called in a negative way.

anonymous asked:

Aren't you scared that your work will find you? If you type your name into Google naked pictures come up and even some of your videos.

I’m aware. I have things in place to prevent them from finding me. BUT if they do, I’m willing to take that risk, because it’s a consequence I took into consideration when I started online.

BUT, I’m aware that I’ve given up ever being a school teacher, working for the state, working in politics (though, if Trump is pres, maybe I can be too).