adjudicators

By popular demand (lol), more Mark being a public nuisance, a follow up to this and this XDD. Tunon be like, Fatebinder, I beg of you, go and find that missing shackle mentioned in the developer’s notes, and chain him up somewhere. 

The Fatebinder goes and finds it and immediately chains Mark permanently in the court room, byeeee :’)

Also, currently drawing something fun with Ashe XD

See more of my Tyranny fanart here

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The whole damn system is guilty.


“…it feels terrible to have to depend on a system that you know is illegitimate to adjudicate your “worth.” It really does. The criminal punishment system has ALWAYS been a tool in this country for enforcing and maintaining white supremacy. Yet that ‘analysis’ goes out the window as we are compelled by some to ‘celebrate’ charges and to ‘canonize’ public officials who under the rules of said system are SUPPOSED to prosecute killer cops.”
- Mariame Kaba, “Some Thoughts on the Run” 

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Student Accused of Rape By ‘Mattress Girl’ Sues Columbia U., Publishes Dozens of Damning Texts

Paul Nungesser, the Columbia University student accused of raping fellow student Emma Sulkowicz, is now suing the university for doing nothing to stop Sulkowicz’s harassment campaign against him, which he claims “effectively destroyed” his college experience, reputation, and future career prospects.

His lawsuit contains a wealth of new information about the contested sexual assault, including dozens of messages establishing Sulkowicz’s sexual “yearning” for Nungesser, which she sent to him both before and after the alleged incident. (Full text of the lawsuit here, courtesy of KC Johnson.)

Sulkowicz and Nungesser initially became friends at Columbia, developing an intimate relationship that involved several sexual encounters and frequent discussions of sex and relationships. Eventually, she accused him of choking, attacking, and anally raping her. Nungesser was cleared by Columbia’s sexual assault adjudication process (the police later declined to pursue charges, citing a lack of probable suspicion), which prompted Sulkowicz to go public with her claims and start carrying her mattress everywhere she went as a form of protest against what she viewed as a miscarriage of justice. She became something of a spokesperson for rape victims, and was even invited to attend the State of the Union address with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York).

There were reasons to doubt Sulkowicz’s claims. Reason contributor Cathy Young outlined some of them in a detailed piece for The Daily Beast. Perhaps most damning for Sulkowicz’s credibility are friendly messages she sent him, and continued to send, even after he allegedly raped her.

Now there are more reasons. Many more. The lawsuit contains additional correspondence unreported thus far—much of it crude, although relevant to the incident. Sulkowicz broached several sexual topics with Nungesser: she talked to him about whether her boyfriend was using protection (with her, and with the other women he was sleeping with at the time), she asked Nungesser whether he was dating or sleeping with anyone, and she implied an interest in anal sex (she texted him “fuck me in the butt”). After Nungesser and Sulkowicz began sleeping together, the lawsuit asserts that Sulkowicz “asked Paul to engage in anal sex with her.”

None of that proves one way or another whether Sulkowicz consented to sex on the evening that he allegedly raped her, of course. It’s possible that Sulkowicz withdrew her consent and Nungesser continued—in brutal, violent fashion. But taken together, the messages she continued to send him even after he allegedly attacked her—as well as some of her demonstrably false assertions, including that she never brought up anal sex with him—certainly look bad for her.

But Nungesser’s lawsuit isn’t against Sulkowicz—it’s against the university, for first failing to protect him from her smear campaign, and then turning “into an active supporter” of it. (The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow explains why Nungesser isn’t suing Sulkowicz here.) Of particular importance is the fact that Sulkowicz transformed her rape allegation and subsequent activist efforts into an art project for Columbia course credit. Jon Kessler, the university professor who signed off on the “Mattress Project,” is one of the defendants, along with Columbia President Lee Bollinger, the trustees, and the university itself.

According to the lawsuit:

As a result of Defendants’ actions, Paul’s entire social and academic experience at Columbia has suffered tremendously. In adherence to Columbia’s Confidentiality Policy, he did not discuss any of the investigations with any of his classmates. Yet Emma did the exact opposite, gaining support from classmates, professors, the administration, and President Bollinger. Emma has not faced any consequences for breaching the confidentiality policy.

Silenced, and also enduring suspensions and increasing ostracism from his two main social activities (ADP and the Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (“COOP”)), Paul’s social life crumbled to the point of isolation. Even after being cleared of the outrageous allegation, no serious attempt was ever made by the university to rehabilitate him within those groups. Day-to-day life is unbearably stressful, as Emma and her mattress parade around campus each and every day.

Due to this ostracism, and threats to Paul’s physical safety, University resources such as dorms, libraries, dining halls, and the gym are not reasonably available for Paul’s access. Even attending classes has become problematic, as he has endured harassment and has had his photo taken against his will while in class.

The ordeal has certainly made life a living hell for Nungesser; whether that entitles him to any relief from Columbia, I can’t say.

I can say that those in the media who uncritically re-reported Sulkowicz’s claims and gave credence to her antics should be feeling rather ashamed of themselves. With each new development, this story begins to look more and more like a Rolling Stone job.

The 10 states of being a musician
  1. i am crying all my tears out into a flowing river of darkness
  2. I really should be practicing but I’m not
  3. I AM GENIUS INCARNATE I CAN DO ANYTHING
  4. is it my instrument or am I just a really bad musician?
  5. no. i can’t perform for you because i left my skills in the car. bye
  6. EVERYONE ELSE IS BETTER THAN ME!!!! EVEN THAT 9-YEAR OLD ON YOUTUBE!!!!!!!
  7. Theory = death.
  8. I am better than other people yay for me
  9. what is this odd contraption that I see before me I haven’t practiced in 3 weeks how do I operate my instrument
  10. having musician nightmare. I AM PERFORMING BUT I PLAYED SO MANY WRONG NOTES AND THE ADJUDICATORS ARE LISZTZARDS (sorry I had to) THAT WILL DEVOUR ME IF I PLAY BAD

So this one time when my sister was about 8, this really awful adjudicator wrote nothing except “I hope you never plan on becoming a musician” on the sheet.

Now she’s finishing second year university as a violin major at her top choice conservatory after touring France as a soloist with orchestra.

just saying.

THIS IS TO THE FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

Again almost on the eve of the 7th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, we must stand united together, as the one voice in the strong defense of our Idol.

Most of you probably have heard about sick revelations published on some website, but purposely I’m not going to mention the page name and url - out of respect for the MJ that they deliberately trampled.

Stop this lies and hate, we demand truth! We’re tired of injustice, but we never stop fighting for Michael.

We believe in his innocence, which was adjudicated by an independent court. Not guilty on all charges - this was the final sentence and no one can tell us that it could be otherwise.  All persons (including tabloids, media and internet) who spread false information, try to deny a final court judgment of 2005. And this is the real scandal that returns like a boomerang for 11 years. The worst part is that Michael died in 2009 can not contradict whole lies. We the fans do it for him now.

We don’t agree to hurting us with the lies, we don’t let to hurt Michael’s children and rest of the family! We want the truth on the lips of the world not the fake. Remember that he is, he always was innocent!

Please share this immediately. Show your love and support for Michael Jackson, cause he always stand for the right side.

“THE ONLY THING I CARE ABOUT IS THAT PEOPLE STOP THINKING THAT I DID SOMETHING WRONG. I LOVE THE KIDS AND DISGUSTING LIES ALMOST KILLED ME. WHEN I DIE, ALL THE MONEY I HAVE WILL GO TO MY CHILDREN AND OTHER CHILDREN IN THE WORLD.” - Michael Jackson

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Tyranny, a new isometric RPG by Obsidian, has been announced yesterday! It’s a dark setting in which the evil has won and you, the player, are working for the bad guys.

You are the judge and executioner of Kyros’ law, acting under the watchful eye of the Overlords Archon of Justice, Tunon the Adjudicator. Your words shape the lives of thousands. Will you use that power to bring justice and inspire loyalty? Or will you bring fear and cruelty to the beaten people of the Tiers?

Find out more about the game on Tyranny’s site!

alternate election ideas

1. put all the candidates in a room with a very wise old owl. the owl will sit on the shoulder of whomever the owl deems fit for office. everybody will trust the owl’s decision

2. who can hold their breath the longest? i’m talking, like, in the whole world. everybody has to try all at once and whoever wins, wherever they are, becomes the new leader of everything

3. a series of complex puzzles and riddles that the candidates must solve. no outplayed riddles, no old puzzles. everything must be new. the puzzle adjudicators must come up with a whole new set of puzzles for every election. the puzzle adjudicators are decided by a very wise old owl

4. the candidates all stand in a row and say, in total honesty and sincerity, precisely how they feel about Weekend at Bernie’s 2. they have five minutes.

5. just elect the owl

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A world-record stampede of origami elephants has descended on the Bronx Zoo, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about poaching.

The collection of 78,564 broke the Guinness World Record for the largest display of origami elephants. People from all 50 states and 40 other countries responded to the zoo’s call to send in origami elephants, Guinness World Records said in its announcement.

It added that the diverse participants included a “a 109-year-old woman, students from a school of the deaf, as well as participants from Iran, Kazakhstan and Egypt.”

The colorful folded creations filled rows of walls as a Guinness record adjudicator assessed the record attempt on Thursday.

Bronx Zoo Breaks World Record For Largest Display Of Origami Elephants

Photos: Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

Mythal and the Dwarves

For my own reference/convenience, and for anyone who’s interested, I’ve compiled all the codex entries I can remember that reference the Evanuris/Mythal and the dwarves. What’s most interesting to me is how it ultimately culminates in Mythal placing all her hopes on a descendant of the dwarves, in the form of Morrigan. Is it some form of apology for her actions, an attempt to undo what she did to the Titans, or simply another step in a long-reaching plan enacted over millenia?

Spoilers for DA:I, The Descent, and Trespasser ahead. And if there are any interesting details I’ve missed, please share!

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Gag Pages for SNK Volume 19

[translation: @yusenki​] 
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Disclaimer: This is only a gag series and is not relevant to the original story plot.

2-heads tall character (titan) ate the bully (Jean)!!!

Armin: ARGH!!!
Titan: *Munches* Why are you so loud?
Titan: This is your wish, right?

Titan: Rest assured, I am not a pet or a human.
Armin: Aa…
Armin: aaa…
Titan: There is no law that adjudicates me. Also, they won’t accuse you just because you’re my friend.
Titan: Anyway, Jean went missing right?
Titan: Into my “4 Dimensional (Stomach) Pocket”.
Armin: Ah…
Armin: Aha…ha…

He grants my wish with a mysterious pocket *.
*Note: Doraemon song lyric.

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Tyranny by Obsidian Entertainment

You are a Fatebinder  
You are the judge and executioner of Kyros’ law, acting under the watchful eye of the Overlords Archon of Justice, Tunon the Adjudicator. Your words shape the lives of thousands. Will you use that power to bring justice and inspire loyalty? Or will you bring fear and cruelty to the beaten people of the Tiers?

Tyranny is released now!! Get your game on Steam or GoG. Have fun!

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REPORT: Native American Girls Have Highest Rate of Incarceration
By Derrick Broze, April 3 2016. New statistics show that American Indian and Native Alaskan girls account for a disproportionate amount of the population in the juvenile justice system.

According to the  U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, American Indian and Native Alaskan girls are nearly five times more likely than white girls to be confined to a juvenile detention facility, the highest rate of incarceration of any ethnic group. 

PewTrusts reports:

Native girls are 40 percent more likely than white girls to be referred to a juvenile court for delinquency; 50 percent more likely to be detained; and 20 percent more likely to be adjudicated, according to the Office of Juvenile Justice. They are also more likely to face harsher sentences for the same offenses, said Joshua Rovner of The Sentencing Project.

Pew also reports that American Indian girls have the highest rates of commitment to juvenile facilities in Wyoming (1,302 per 100,000), followed by Iowa (860), South Dakota (656), Oregon (568) and North Dakota (535). Although the numbers show that Native boys greatly outnumber girls in juvenile facilities, the differences between Native boys and non-Native boys are not as large as those between Native girls and non-Native girls.