am i banned from the fandom

This photo is going around on the internet right now, like some cheap meme with the caption “Here’s a photo for all those upset about the Muslim ban.“ I was compelled to write a response. I know this is a tumblr for Pokemon GO and I’ve tried my best for these months to keep posting fun things about this fandom but I cannot stay silent. I am sorry for the deviation from the norm you have all come to expect from me, but this I cannot abide. This is my message:

My father worked at the World Trade Centers from 1998-2001. He survived that day because he took me to school that morning when I was in my third or fourth day of 6th grade. This isn’t about my father, though, because he can tell his story in his own way when he feels it is appropriate. I will explain my own story.

I had been pulled out of class that morning. They didn’t tell me what had happened, just assuring my 11 year old self that my father was okay and that there was a fire at the World Trade Centers. I know they were lying. They couldn’t put me in touch with my father. I knew something was wrong. I knew about the 1993 bombings. I often wondered what would happen in the towers fell on the city, looking down on it from above, if such an attack were to happen again.

Sitting in the principals office I was filled with anger, sadness, disgust, loneliness, despair, anxiety, depression and chaos. My father might have been dead, killed by terrorist from a land I knew nothing about. I sat in that office for 45 minutes thinking nothing but that.

Then my mom came to get me. She told me my father was okay. Then I saw him. He was crying. We hugged. I told him that as long as he was okay I was okay. That made everything okay.

I had every right to be upset and vindictive against the muslim community because of the acts of an element of radical extremists attempting to murder my father. In fact some of my peers actually encouraged me to fill my hear with hate and anger, to put aside my childish wonder of the world and build walls in my heart to separate me from the muslim faith as a whole. The propaganda on television and the fact we were entering into two wars as retribution for September Eleventh didn’t help.

But I couldn’t do it. Something inside of me wanted to answer the burning question of “why?”. So I did some research in the middle school computer lab and very quickly found my answer. There is a large contingent of radical terrorists, of every nation and faith, that are drawn to the cause because they have no other options. I read that a suicide bomber in Iraq was paid $20,000 to carry out his attack. This money was needed for his family to pay for shelter, electricity, food, water, security and heat. The basic essentials that allow us to be human and not think with hate and sadness but rather with compassion and understanding. The people in Afghanistan, in the mountainous regions, join extremist groups because they have no resources to sustain their life.

That was when I learned about the concept of ‘sustainability’. The Brundtland Report in 1987 defined sustainability loosely as any action that leaves the world in a better or same state as the way you came into it. I decided at that point, as a 12 year old, to not fight the extremists with a gun, but rather to help get the muslim community the essentials they need so they never have to feel like terrorism is the only way to support themselves, their family or have their message heard.

Islamic extremists tried to kill my family. I do not hate the muslim community. I am a vocal opponent of the muslim ban, registry or oppression. All people no matter what race, creed, nationality, faith, background, color, gender, sex, identification, whatever deserve to be treated as human beings. Because thats what we all are when you get down to it. We are humans, of many glorious and wonderful backgrounds and interests, that should work together rather than divide ourselves. We are one species no matter what you look like or sound like. The blood that runs through my veins runs through the veins of the man in Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Somalia, France, Russia, China, North Korea, everywhere.

We are a nation that has a proud history of accepting people of all backgrounds. I am German. If this ideology had been pervasive in the 1930-40s then wouldn’t I have been held accountable for the actions of the Nazi’s in the same way that people of the muslim faith are persecuted for the actions of the extremists? I have muslim friends. If I can not hate them, can you try to exercise a little empathy for the innocent people caught up in this?

I will leave you with a couple of quotes for thought:

“In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose the path of social justice…the path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.” - Franklin Roosevelt

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” - Statue of Liberty

Love always. Reject hate. Be compassionate. Be empathetic. Love thy neighbor. Protect the innocent. Fight for the oppressed. Crush evil. Be vigilant. Be strong. Be good.

I love you all. Remember that, always.

- T 


HELLO EVERYONE

So, my birthday is coming up and I wanna do something to celebrate it here! Since school just started where I am and I have been banned from my laptop during school days unless it’s for homework, I’ve decided to post this a few days early. So tada! Here it is.

To join:

blacklist “#alyssa’s bday” if you don’t wanna see this

**formats are under the cut

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

I was taken aback by how quickly the CG June 4th concert tickets got sold out. Same as the first CG concert. Agree that Darren is extremely popular and it shouldn't be that surprising but it still bothered me. More my instincts than anything else and also cause of what I heard last time, that Darren's team and his beard were trying to keep CC shippers out and fill up the venue with chillarrens and friends. And that only they were given whatever it was that enabled them to purchase ... (1)

…to purchase the tickets first. I am a longtime CC shipper and you may call me biased and I won’t be offended by that. After the Teragram concert, I am looking at all the IG stories and pictures from the concert, the tweets of miarren intimate moments and all the posted videos (thank you btw as we couldn’t wait to see them) and reviews and stories of the evening… I barely recognize any names. If anything, the ones I did are M’s friends (from her past) or known chillarren shippers. …(2)

Considering how long I have been in the fandom, how come I saw just one CC shipper posting. Does that mean, the CC fandom was again barred / banned from the concert and only the ingenious ones who managed to slip through, got in? Was it more important to have Darren sing PPG as opposed to I don’t mind? Does it mean that even the teenaged CC shippers are not welcome at D’s concerts as they won’t be screaming and crying for Darren, hoping to date him/be next beard? Great job Darren’s team! …(3)

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Hi Anon, thanks for bearing with me and re-sending part 2 multiple times. So very strange.

Anyhow, I think I already wrote about my experience with the NYC show, which was a lot smaller.  Tickets were to go on sale with a password at 12:00. I did not get mine until approximately 12:18 and by the time I was able to log on, tickets were sold out.  It is my understanding that the password was circulating in the world prior to 12:18. And yes, I suspect that a first round of “PR compliant” fans were given the password in advance to ensure they were present. And there is no question that venue was filled with beard friendly fans. None.  It was very reminiscent of the pop-up piano bar event prior to Elsie. Another event where M was prominently on display, one had to “win” tickets to attend, and looking at the pics, the M stans were all in attendance.  The thing about these type of events where people “win” tickets or a password is needed, it is very easy to manipulate who actually gets the tickets.

However, I won’t go so far as to say CC fans are barred, I think that would be too hard to control.  They would have to have a separate list of “undesirable” emails. And I think that is way beyond Ricky’s extremely limited abilities. But I do believe other fans are given major advantages.

And  it gets really old.  Darren has a ton of fans and its frustrating that Ricky has to continuously favor the same group repeatedly. And its not just events. I have seen fan pics with said fans on the stage at Hedwig. I did not see that from any other Darren fan who is not kissing ass to get favors.  

I honestly do not know on the LA show. I think it took a little longer to sell out (a few hours). It is a bigger venue (I want to say 4x the size, 250 at Mercury Lounge and maybe 1000 in Telegram??? Too lazy to look that up). I know specifically of two CC people present.  And while I wasn’t paying close attention, I was curious, and I am fairly certain the password was sent timely.

But again, no question that venue was filled to the max with M friendly fans who could be counted on to report her every move. 

And on Sunday the strategy was as transparent as ever. They had the fans there early.  M “causally” walked passed them multiple times with her “equipment.”  Fans were able to catch a glimpse of the “director’s notes” and even get a photo of said notes.  And fans were inside reporting about how hard she was “working.”  Some fans even apparently saw M&D with their arms around each other as well. Conveniently, that was another moment where every camera must have broke because I have yet to see one photo or video of this “tender moment.” (not saying it did not happen, we all know this was a PR set up but the lack of photos is telling).

This strategy however, again, just highlights the truth. If M&D were in an actual relationship, it would be wholly and completely unnecessary to stack a venue or event with her fans to spread the news that she is present. None.  Because they wouldn’t have to work to sell the relationship. The genuineness would sell itself.  But as this is the most purely executed bearding relationship in bearding history, Ricky needs all the help he can get.

I will disagree on one thing. While absolutely no question, there was a time when this was about selling Darren as a straight man. These past few events are about selling M and getting her exposure and publicity.  The job she was given on Sunday- that was a huge, huge pay out. Intended to build her resume and make her look legitimate as opposed to her true persona- the lazy, spoiled, self-entitled brat that has not had an actual job aside from trailing after Darren in years. And even the ones she had were token positions handed to her because of her association with Darren and the need to keep up appearances. 

 And they needed people in attendance to both get the word out that she was actually “working” for once in her life and to document, that yes she was even “working hard!!!”

On the songs, not sure what possessed him to reprise the second worst song in his repertoire. But I am guessing that was not a choice. And while I am sad he teased but did not sing I Don’t Mind, I am cool with it if he reserves it for a time that is stunt and PR free.  And we did get 2 Darren songs (Day the Dance is Over and Foolish Thing) that are about his actual relationship. 

I honestly have no complaint about the performances on the stage. It is the circus that surrounds it that has me constantly shaking my head.

Y’all cannot leave this frog thing alone, can you

It’s a real simple rule, you guys. No. FROGS. (or frog accessories)

Violators will be disliked, personally, by me. Further violations will result in a permenant ban from the Homosuck fandom, of which I am an admin

trash-bag-of-sins  asked:

Wait wait wait wait what did you get banned from for being a Frans shipper? Which I also am to btw

Uhh.. yeah that was before.. Normally I don’t age Frisk as a kid.. because y’know they don’t have actual age??  so I age them up?? and I defended it on a big undertale fb group because someone made an art to make fun with frans. I’ve been liking the group so much because I’ve been posting art there..

and then I was banned because the admins think I was a pedophile. :c

it kinda hurts and i kinda want to left the fandom but then suddenly my rant comic post got a lot of support by the fandom and so i still stayed.. yeah

that was before.. don’t worry too much about it~

anonymous asked:

Omg these sound so cute! 4, 5, 15 (if that's not too many) for Ozqrow, I'm assuming (unless you have a different OTP then that's totally fine). Thanks 💙

I have several OTPs in several fandoms, anon, but I am always up for ozqrow because those old dorks are the best <3

4. Who has a vast knowledge about random facts? Ozpin has an absolutely disgusting amount of knowledge on trivial and stupid things inherited down from all the people who’ve held the power of the Wizard… which makes him stupidly good at Trivial Pursuit. Nobody will play games like that with him because his prior lives are basically cheating. (Qrow used to take him to trivia night at the local bar until Ozpin got banned for being too damned good at it.)

On the plus side, he’s great for coming up with the dumbest facts ever. *3AM* “….Qrow, did you know slugs have four noses?” “FOR THE LOVE OF DUST, OZ, GO TO SLEEP

5. Who likes to clean? NEITHER. Qrow’s lazy and Ozpin’s so busy he’ll forget unless he cleans things right that second. Qrow pays Ruby and Yang to clean his apartment when they’re on break. Ozpin has a maid service courtesy of Beacon. 

tl;dr lazy old men are lazy and can’t clean for shit

15. Who is the competitive one? Qrow usually is, because he’s got a ~reputation~ to uphold… until a few too many quips about Ozpin’s age come out, and then, well, it’s a no-holds-barred competition between the two. Said competitions may be vertical or horizontal in nature. *cough*

and maybe i want to see the old guys shirtless and sparring against each other BUT HEY

Something has to be done

This situation is intolerable.

Left down.

Both back up.

Left down.

Both back up again.

Right down.

This cannot be an accident. As of the latest batch of Frankenstein’s experiments, M-21′s shirt has clearly attained sentience, and is struggling to escape its confinement and fate of complete destruction before our very eyes.

This article of clothing has done nothing to deserve death. It must be rescued.

Save innocent fabric from annihilation. Ban M-21 from wearing shirts.

Originally posted by marnimum

Wow, here’s someone with lots of free time that could really use a dictionary.  😂 😂 Can you imagine being like this? Good lord.

Just because we don’t want people to write some things in OUR event doesn’t mean they’re not allowed to like said things. We’re not telling anyone they can’t ship or like what they want, we just don’t want to see such things in OUR event, simply because it makes us, as well as a lot of others, uncomfortable. If you’re not happy, organize your own event! Although I am guessing you belong to the side of the fandom that tried that and you’re salty it didn’t happen. :)

Besides, no one is forcing you to look at anything our writers will produce, or even participate. I suppose they’re all nazis as well, since literally none of them had an issue with these topics being banned? Like I’ve seen a lot of people from your side of the fandom say, just block/blacklist this blog and move on.

Also, ship incest all you want, but at least try not to call people who are uncomfortable with it ~nazis~ because it makes them uncomfortable for VERY valid reasons?? But why don’t you come off anon so we can discuss it, eh, instead of being a petty coward?

Man, you REALLY need a reality check, and a chill pill or two.