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Watched Batman & Bill last night, a documentary about the attempts of Marc Tyler Nobleman to find an heir of Bill Finger who can push DC Comics to finally give Bill creator credit on Batman stories.

My favorite thing about it is that it would’ve been fairly easy to find Bill’s granddaughter, Athena Finger, who had kept her maiden name and who had a MySpace page on which her dog Bruce Wayne was prominently displayed.

But Nobleman never thought to look for a granddaughter, because he was convinced Bill’s only son, Fred Finger, had been gay.

He wasn’t. According to Fred’s ex-wife, he was bisexual.

And so instead Nobleman ended up going through a laborious process to hunt down Bill’s ex-wife’s cousins, who told him of Athena’s existence once he finally found them.

Anyway, Athena eventually ended up successfully getting the credit changed. 

And she almost didn’t, because of bisexual erasure.

Don’t let anyone tell you queer studies doesn’t have practical applications, kids.

Laundry Mishap || M

►Character: Vixx’s Ravi || You

►Summary:  Guess what a laundry mishap can do; When a handsome, musician named Wonshik lives next door

►Genre: Smut;

►Word Count: 4 639

This was requested by anon long time ago

Your teeth dig into your lower lips, too tight that you might draw blood any second. Fidgeting in your seat, you set your glare on your spinning clothes in the washing machine in front of you. “Don’t be mad at the machine, it’s innocent.” You flinched when the throaty voice startled you, pulling you back to earth. Glancing to your right where a lean figure with hair dark as midnight sat with an amused smirk plastered on his face, it’s your neighbour, Wonshik. You live in the apartment complex with this hot neighbour of yours and currently, both of you were in the laundry room and the reason why you’re glaring daggers at the only washing machine that’s operating at the mean time is because in there is your clothes, along with Wonshiks. Earlier, you decided to do the laundry late at night since there’s no one usually doing the laundry at this hour so it’s gonna be empty. Being a klutz you are, you didn’t check the washer if it’s empty or not. Loading your laundry basket empty, you started the machine when Wonshik entered, a detergent bottle in the other hand, staring at you and the machine. You flinched once again when the machine produced a loud ding, signaling that it has finished its duty. Jumping to your feet, you quickly unload the tangled, wet clothes into a basket. Wonshik chuckled. You felt your cheek burnt, a blush spread to your ears. “I’m so sorry..” Wonshik clucked his tongue. “I said it’s okay, everybody makes mistakes.” You bite your lips again. He crouched down on the opposite side of the basket, starting to separate his clothes. Mimicking his action, you quickly detangle the wet fabrics. Wonshik stole a glance at you, his lips still twitched with a small smirk. You were cursing at yourself in your head, your heart was pounding hastily in your chest.

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I’m not stating my personal opinion on Taylor’s sexuality, however nobody can deny that the specific “relationships” that she has, whether real or not, appear to be completely crafted to suit her marketing technique. 10 years ago when she was basically unknown on global scale, she “dated” guys like Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner who were trending massively within the age demographic of her target audience. This was up until the end of 2009 when after the incident with Kanye West she had been branded with her stereotype of being a sweet, innocent “girl next door”. She then seemed to move on to two notorious “bad boy heartbreakers” John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal - possibly, in my opinion to remove the “virginal” brand that had been placed on her and make her look more mature. She then dated Conor Kennedy who, being a Kennedy, fits in with the aesthetic she was going for during the red era. Soon after she dated Harry Styles which is a PR dream that is self-explanatory in that he was a member of the biggest boy band at the time. They would be a power couple. The interesting part is, after that she apparently did not date for two years. Her team were aware that the remarks from the media regarding her “boy crazy” personality would be damaging, and were, and laid off any further planned relationships. Possibly other than that, there was no men in the industry eager to “date” her due to the negative press. Fast forward to 2015, her new album was a massive hit but the stereotype of “watch out, she’ll write a song about you!” Had not completely been forgotten and so she finds Calvin Harris, someone who was not yet a household name in the US and was aware dating Taylor Swift, especially at that time, would be extremely advantageous for his career. Except Taylor can’t be seen to have another “3 month”, entire album producing,relationship and so they date for over a year. She then dates Tom Hiddleston, again, another British guy who wants to fully break in to the industry in the US. In my opinion, Taylor was trying to go for the “I don’t care anymore” attitude along with not wanting to be seen as the heartbroken sweetheart after being “dumped” by Calvin Harris. It also plays well with the Kanye West frenzy over that summer as an excuse to not comment - she was jetting off with her new beau. This lasted for the usual 3 months and appeared to back-fire massively, (unless this was her plan all along?) I was surprised to see she was announcing another relationship after Hiddleswift was such a disaster, however this is quite obviously PR given the timing of the relationship - “the real deal” “dating for 8 months” - are the best excuse to explain any love songs on the new album. It avoids the embarrassment of people assuming they are about exes. And according to a source, Taylor and Joe have known each other for a long time despite the fact he is basically unheard of. Even in the U.K. Not to forget how difficult it would be to maintain a secret relationship and write, record and plan an album release within that time. If this is a real relationship and they are in love then I’m happy for her, but from someone who studied marketing and who works in business where marketing is an aspect of my job, I have always found it fascinating the standard of her PR team and her own marketing tactics are second to none. Because even though I love her, Taylor Swift is a brand. She is the business that is to be marketed. Either way, good on her.

The Illuminati in the World of  Deus Ex

Since it seems that most people here on Tumblr only played the Adam-centric games of the series, I decided to write a little post about the Illuminati, its structure and key-members. This post is more like a little overview for you guys, since  HR/MD only offer little info about them, and I won’t go very deep into detail. (Edit to myself: I lied.)

Officially, the Illumanti were founded by Adam Weishaupt in 1776, his goal was to create a new society, a “New Order” that is lead by individuals that are called “The Enlightened (Illuminati is the plural of the Latin word Illuminatus, meaning  “enlightened”). This might be a reference to either Plato’s concept of the “Just State”, a society that is ruled by all knowing “Philosopher Kings” who were born to full-fill this rule and reign over the others. Another possible reference might be Thomas Hobbes’ theory of the Leviathan, a state that is ruled by a chosen “Sovereign” that can be either a single individual or a group of people acting as one where the rest of the citizens have no rights.

Those Individuals are defined as perfect beings, ahead of the rest of humanity and are in harmony with mind and body. To achieve this, there are certain requirements to be chosen as a suitable initiate, and every member has to go through certain ranks involving taking certain classes and undergoing tests. There is not much known about this besides the few references Stanton Dowd makes in Deus Ex 1, saying Bob Page never made it past the rank of “Master of Tyre” since did not participate in mandatory yoga lessons. In additions to this he mentions a special form of meditation that should lift the spirit and mind to a higher level.  

Furthermore, although the official foundation is dated to 1776, many patters and structures can be traced back to the Knight Templar during the Crusades (also stated by Dowd). So over the time, the Illuminati also “adopted” several other orders/organizations to their cause, utilizing them for special tasks. Besides the Templars, who function as the Order’s financial arm since they control most of the banks around the world, they also incorporated Majestic 12 in 1969, after the USAF closed down Project Blue Book and the organization was shut down as well. Since then, MJ12 operates as the Illumianti’s scientific and militaristic arm.

In general, you can say that the Illuminati don’t know any restrictions when it comes to achieving their goal, they are all about control, but ultimately they do one thing: They influence, they direct, they never act out directly and they think in very long term plans. They have boxes stacked into boxes, a machinery that works for them while keeping the puppet-masters in the shadows. They are not just a group of “evil rich people wanting to dominate the world”, they do not just simply beat up or kill people just because they want to. Everything they do is for the greater cause, and they don’t like loose ends. When someone is in their way, they make sure to completely destroy this person forever. Either through assassination (and they don’t back off from killing members of the Order for “The Greater Plan” as they wanted to assassinate Taggart to further fuel the Anti-Aug Debate) or through complete destruction of  one’s existence. They would never just leave a “warning” or harm someone out of fun or cruelty. The Illuminati are, in their core, completely finalistic and dedicated to their cause.

Now, after the fundamentals are clear, let’s take a short look at the members of the Council of Five, the ruling top with the highest ranked members of the order. The Philosophers Kings or the Sovereigns, if you want to see them that way.

Lucius DeBeers is the head of the Order, the only with the highest rank, the “Supreme Enlightened”. His background and true age are unknown since he keeps himself artificially alive, but it’s known he was already in charge back in the 1960s, as he ordered the assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963. So pretty much everything we know about the actions of the Illuminati can be traced back to him. It’s clear that he seems to be obsessed with power, he refuses to give up his position as leader to his protége Morgan Everett and seeks a way to achieve immortality. He seems himself as the perfect being Weishaupt was talking about. In 2052, he is in a somewhat frozen state to halt his ageing, but he is still kept conscious to able to advice Everett who assumed the position of the Leader after Lucius was put into this state. 

Morgan Everett is the Second-In-Command and leader of Majestic 12. It is implied that he was born into the Illuminati, as he states he had close ties to the Templars in his childhood, saying “I once knelt in this chapel for communion, with two Rockefellers and a Rothschild. Since the time of the Crusades every leader in finance has prayed for the continued stability of Templar banks, founded on gold.”. During the events of Human Revolution and Mankind Divided, he is the CEO of the Picus Group, and thereby controlling the world’s media and news. He did not found it, it was Sir Martin Darrow (Hugh Darrow’s father) in 1985 -  it is unknown how Everett got into this position and what happened to Martin. Furthermore, Everett is in charge of various AI projects involving E.L.I.Z.A. and Morpheus (referred to as “M Initiative” in HR & MD)  together with his protégé Bob Page to control and monitor the public. In 2052, he took up the position as the Supreme Enlightened and controls the remnants of the Order after MJ12 nearly destroyed them during the 2030s. Although he is the acting leader, he keeps his former mentor in a state that allows him to still give advice and actively lying about the fact that Lucius could “be brought back to live” and using him as a tool. It is assumed that Morgan grew bitter about Lucius withholding him the possibility of becoming the Supreme Enlightened and now abuses his power over him. 

Stanton Dowd is the leader of the Knights Templar in 2029 and in control of most of the Illuminati’s finances and the world’s banks and therefore putting financial pressure on opposing parties. Although the Templar’s base is located in Paris, it is stated that Dowd is unable to leave New York City due to unknown reasons. According to Deus Ex 1, he was also born into the Order as his family had ties for generations. Little is known about the man, but it’s implied that he is a rather traditional man since he is the only one ever talking about the existing ranks and rituals and around the events of Mankind Divided, he led the Templar to a very powerful and controlling position. This concerns Beth DuClare who states she had to leave her home-town Paris because “Dowd’s Templar minions are the reason I stay away from Paris these days. I smell them on everything when I go back to the château. They act like they own  the city.” (quote from Black Light) and leading to the suspicion Dowd might try to overthrow Lucius and take over himself.  In 2052 Stanton is a poor man after MJ12 taking over the Knight Templars and destroying his finances and he is infected with the Grey Death. Besides his knowledge, he has nothing and is forced into hiding - powerless and defenceless.

Elizabeth DuClare, often only called “Beth”, is  millionaire philanthropist and leader of the World Health Organization in 2027 and 2029. Just like the previous members she was born into a very old and wealthy family tied to the Illuminati. This is why she claims it was her birthright to be “Queen of this World.” And again, little is known about the woman besides her public role. In 2027 she controls the distribution of the manipulated TYM chip that would later cause the Aug Incident, and in 2029 she works with DeBeers on several projects. Among them: Black Helix and The D Project. Her exact position/rank is unknown, but it is implied in Black Light that she might be the “true” Second-in-Command since she has a very close relationship with DeBeers and because of their collaborations. In addition to this it is implied that she is a highly skilled manipulator, especially regarding men, and it is implied she uses sex and “love” to achieve her goals. The groomed the carrier of  Philip Riley Mead, Florida’s Governor in 2027 and future President of the United States (2052), has a confirmed sexual relationship with Morgan Everett, is rumoured to be the mistress of the President of France Alain Bourges-Maunoury and talks derogatory about emotions like love and affection. She was assassinated by Majestic 12 prior to the events of Deus Ex 1. She has a daughter named Nicolette DuClare whose father is unknown and it is suspected that Nicolette is in fact a cosmetically altered clone. 

There is little to say about Volkard Rand, since he is only appears in Mankind Divided and the only thing we know about him is that he is a member of the Council of Five in 2029 and that he puts pressure on the UN council to pass the Human Restoration act. A very popular fan-theory sees him as the elusive Janus, leader of the Juggernaut Collective that was somewhat confirmed by the “Prima Game Guide” by accident.  But this is all speculation.

Robert “Bob” Page is not directly a member of Council of Five during the events of HR and MD, but has a high enough position to participate in most of their meetings. He is the protégé of Morgan Everett, who recruited him at some point before 2016 and due to his influence the young man managed to have an unusual career and rise up faster than he should (stated by Stanton Dowd). Page is the CEO of VersaLife (founded 1975), a pharmaceutical giant he acquired in 2016 and a subordinate to his company Page Industries, a venture capital/tech firm. He is the second leader of MJ12 alongside his mentor and is in charge of the Tyrants in Human Revolution (Codename Black, also referred to as “Commander” in The Fall) and overthrows the Illuminati during the 2030s in a Coup d'état, and takes over completely. In 2052, he is the richest and most powerful man in the world while still having an extremely positive public image, as people see him as generous, a philanthropist and he pretends to donate to good causes. He tries to become the “true Supreme Enlightened” by merging with the AI Helios. 

All of these character summaries are kept short and only mention the most important things, there is much more to tell but this should be enough to give a general overview about the canon information regarding the Illuminati. If you got any questions of wish that I got deeper into certain things, please let me know. 

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Apparently as of this post Crunchyroll is currently hacked right now (this is from the German website but apparently the US site is affected as well) and it’s hit with a really nasty thing so it’s really, really best that you don’t visit the website right now until there’s confirmation that it’s okay.

According to the replies, the real culprit is a program called CrunchyViewer.exe that according to sources who know a lot more about computers than I know is downloaded if you click anywhere on the site.

So yeah, don’t go there right now.

@takashi0 a boost?

EDIT: It’s safe now it seems.

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anonymous asked:

I want to know your theory on JFK's assassination! I wrote a 20 p research paper on the CIA in the 20th Century and I have a hunch they did take part in the assassination along with others ofc

OKAY. So the Soviets and Cubans were working together on a nuclear weapons programme and the soviets were installing nuclear weapons in Cuba and these were pointed at the US. Many of the higher ups in US government were looking for a reason to invade Cuba and overthrow or kill Fidel Castro. Kennedy however, was more diplomatic than this. He employed a naval blockade around Cuba until they withdrew these weapons. Whilst this is regarded now as a positive thing and people will generally agree that Kennedy’s approach did avoid World War 3, at the time, there was talk by the CIA and FBI that this was a sign of weakness. And it was after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion which Kennedy also didn’t support, and also had people calling him weak for. The CIA also had many operations attempting to assassinate Castro, the most famous of which is Operation Mongoose, which obviously failed, and again, Kennedy didn’t support.

So Kennedy is getting in the way of the CIA carrying out the things they want to do in Cuba. And Cuba is working alongside the Soviets who are the biggest enemy of the US in 1962. On the radar of both the US and the Soviets is this guy Oswald. Now he has been quite vocal about his dislike of Kennedy and of America, and his desire to become a citizen of the Soviet Union. He sought multiple times to be given a visa into Russia and at one point after being declined, he attempted suicide in a Russian hotel. He was then moved to a bigger hotel and kept there where it’s believed the KGB surveilled him. Then, in September of ‘63, Oswald is in Mexico City where he meets with the KGB in a location that is almost entirely surrounded by CIA safehouses and surveillance locations, meaning the CIA would have been able to see or hear what was happening at that meeting. 8 weeks later JFK is killed.

He’s supposedly shot from behind, but it appears more like the bullet entered from the front of his skull, which would mean that where Oswald was positioned wouldn’t line up. My theory is this. The CIA work alongside the KGB in setting up the assassination. They need a fall guy, and Oswald has made it very clear that his alliance is with the Soviets and he hates Kennedy. He would be happy to go down in history as the man that killed JFK. However when it’s done, they know they can’t leave Oswald alive, it’s too much of a risk having a loose end like that. Especially one that’s as much of a loose canon as Oswald was who was reportedly “prone to psychological meltdowns” according to an ex-KGB agent who met with him in Mexico City. So they get Jack Ruby to shoot him 2 days later. Jack Ruby who conveniently dies before he can go to court to appeal his sentence of the death penalty.

On top of this, the CIA were told not to answer any questions about Oswald “on the record”, which, why would that be a necessary precaution if there was nothing incriminating to say? And also there’s a woman called Silvia Duran who was arrested as a Key Witness to the assassination the next day, the 23rd of November, and the CIA never spoke to her. They never got a testimony from her. In the 2 million documents that are currently declassified on this case, not one of them includes a testimony from her. And she’s still alive and living in Mexico but refuses to talk. In fact when ex CIA agent Bob Baer tried talking to her, she first refused to open the door saying “she didn’t have time to talk” and later, after agreeing to meet with him, did a runner before he arrived.


Listen. The CIA were involved. In the orchestration and the cover up.

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Joss Whedon is a hypocritical feminist according to Ex-Wife

how larry broke up according to ex larries:

one direction: *goes on hiatus*

harry, a day later: louis i think we should break up :/

louis: oh :/ can i ask why?

harry: well the past 6 years with you have been great, but now that the band is on a break i think i’m gonna start seeing kendall now and also im gonna become more famous than you soon so i just really cant be seen with you anymore cause now im an asshole who hates the fans and i only care about myself

louis: wow well if thats really how u feel harry than i guess we should break up

harry: oh and one more thing,

louis: ??????

harry: have fun with babygate and eleanor lmao peace out ✌️

anonymous asked:

ppl r saying that hyungwon has been describing his ideal type according to his ex-gf????? What do u think

even if he did..so?? of course he’d describe her, he was dating her lmao tf else they want him to describe. donald duck?

Birthday Ideas for Wiccans!

Hello! I’m new to Wicca and still have a lot to learn, but I’ve been researching vigorously and identified heavily with the religion, philosophy, and practice. It has quite literally changed my life. I’ve only been researching it and practicing it for a week, but I already have reached a point where I am the most motivated and inspired that I have ever been in my life. 

That being said, in my BOS, I have written down an idea I wanted to share, of things a Wiccan might do on their day of birth. I couldn’t find much solid information about any traditional things one might do on their birthday, and I know every Wiccan practices differently, so I thought I’d share the things I came up with, based on what I’ve learned so far. So these are some things a Wiccan might do to celebrate their day of birth!

  • Having a certain number of candles on your altar to signify your age.
  • Decorating with colors that are associated with your astrological sign. (Ex: according to what I’ve learned, being a Sagittarius, my colors would be deep shades of blue and purple.)
  • Making cakes using your favorite ingredients, and using charms related to joy and gratitude on the cakes to consume yourself or share with your loved ones.
  • Honoring symbols and deities (such as the Horned God) that resemble life, death, and the circle of life, to show your gratitude (Ex. leaving offerings on your altar, wearing symbols of the tree of life, etc.)
  • Visiting places that have special meaning to you within nature, to spend time alone (meditation) or with loved ones (celebration) Places such as your favorite tree, creek, beach, etc.
  • Treating yourself to that new divinations tool or crystal you’ve been eyeing. 
  • Performing any spells or rituals related to rebirth.
  • Placing heirlooms and mementos on your altar, that honor the family which came before you.
  • Using your favorite incense, regardless of the season.
  • Using and decorating with items related to your day of birth, such as your birth flower, tree, stone or animal, or using any of these such items that, while not related to your birth, are incredibly special and connected with you.
  • Take time to meditate on or use practices relating to reincarnation 

Those are all the ideas I have so far. I hope these are interesting or useful to anyone looking for ideas on how to celebrate their wondrous day of birth!