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like arianna volchitza who made this great post i’ve read the fab post by mythaelogy and i have nothing to add to it that hasn’t been said regarding the “dangerous teenage girls” trope. i do want to add my apologies for everything i’ve made or reblogged that has played into the problems these lovely ladies have highlighted (primarily my black sisters graphic i think). 

what i would say is that the trope is still fascinating to me, but the idea at its core rather than this nebulous thing it’s become where you can slap some bubblegum and disembodied lips/thighs on a graphic and say it’s part of it. i’ve played into that, i hold myself accountable, i’m very sorry.

anyway i just wanted to write out basically how i interpret this trope and therefore the kind of things you can expect me to create and/or reblog onto this blog.

this post by savs ammapreakers also hits the nail on the head regarding what the trope is supposed to be about! 

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Ever get one of those Facebook friend requests where you alternate between hovering over the “delete request” button and hovering over the “accept” button? I’ve got one of those right now. I honestly don’t know whether accepting it would be the right move or not.

Edit: this post has raised a few questions, and I’ve tagged further analysis with ‘sandra’s signature’ - please please please check that tag before messaging me about this. Thanks!

I am inspecting the Sandra Bland arrest documentation (available to view here) and I actually… think I have found… some fucked up shit…

Here is a sample of Sandra’s signature from every signed page except for page 7:

I underlined strange spelling errors in the paperwork because I’m not familiar with American police policy and was unsure if documentation would be created anew for each inmate. I’ve enlarged her surname in each of these pictures, because this is where I found a discrepancy on page 7:

For reference, page 7 is the female inmate intake form, which is the form in which Sandra states she is not taking any medication:

compared to the unsigned page 2, in which she states she is taking medication:

It’s kind of hard to spot - and to be honest, if I didn’t deal with contracts on a daily basis at my own job, I might not have spotted it - but that B is not the same on this signature. I noticed a difference in the way the base of the letter was formed, and on closer inspection, it’s apparent that it has been formed in an entirely different way to any of the other signatures in the arrest documentation, which is unusual for a signature as the individual generally writes it the same way each time. That’s, y’know, the point of a signature.

I’ve made some comparisons of my own to show exactly how this signature differs from all the others.

Firstly, here are the other signatures again:

And here is the signature on page 1 compared with the signature on page 7:

Here are my own attempts at replicating each letter B. The first B is a copy of the letter as it appears in the image. The second is an exaggerated depiction of the letter to show how the letter was formed. The arrows on each second picture show the direction of the line I was drawing to form the letter in one fluid moment without having to remove my pen from the page (as you would in a signature).

This is a copy of the letter B as it appears in Sandra’s signature on pages 1, 4, 5, 9 and 10:

And this is a copy of the letter B as it appears in the signature on page 7:

This image shows each individual component / pen stroke required in order to form the letter in each signature:

As you can see, the only stroke that these two letters have in common is the first downward stroke. The second stroke takes the letter in an entirely different direction - Sandra usually forms an upward stroke behind the first one, then comes around to form the two curves, then makes an upward stroke to join the B to the next letter. The signature on page 7, after the initial downward stroke, makes a horizontal and upward stroke to form the two curves, then a downward stroke to form the base of the B and join it to the next one. 

This difference cannot be explained due to normal signature variation. No-one’s signature looks exactly the same each time they sign it, but they write it the same way – they make the same fluid movements with the pen. The letters are formed the way they usually write them, and any apparent variation is simply due to circumstance – pen pressure, paper quality, time etc. This signature is not the same signature as the others. There is no reason for Sandra to form her B this way in one signature only. The only conclusion to be drawn here is that Sandra did not sign her name on page 7. 

I also noticed this funky looking area on the very first page (the booking sheet) which definitely looks like the paperwork has been doctored, but without seeing the actual paperwork, it’s hard to speculate whether the actual arrest template has been amended (ie all booking sheets use this edited template and have this unusual area on them) or whether Sandra’s has been doctored after the fact.

I don’t think it’s uncalled for to ask the Waller County Sheriff Department to explain the inaccuracies in this arrest paperwork, and I strongly suggest that people inspect the documentation themselves to see if anything else is amiss – I know literally nothing about the American police system, so I can only spot errors like this. I don’t know if any of the actual information is inaccurate. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if it was.

Edit 25.07.2015: Another reading that has been presented to me of this signature is as follows:

I do not personally agree with this reading, and view it like this:

but it’s important to keep both ideas in mind and rely on fact rather than suspicion, which is why I’m adding this amendment here.

and another boxer!lexa~

I know that elves are the canon shoe-less race, but you know what idea I love?

Barefoot dwarves.

Dwarves walking barefoot in Orzammar because they want to be as connected to the Stone as possible, who take off their shoes so they can actually feel it beneath their feet.

Casteless dwarves that continue this practice so they can be close to the Stone even though the Shaperate tells them they’ve been rejected.

Surface dwarves that have special celebrations where they walk barefoot to remember where they came from and to reconnect with old traditions.

Maybe even some surface dwarves walk barefoot all the time, in an effort to feel some sort of connection to the Stone even when their stone sense is long gone or never existed.

Give me more dwarves that actually care about the Stone and have practices that show it.

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army challenge: 2/4 interactions; bts & sistar

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“Don’t you see, it’s you. You’re the worst mistake I’ve ever made. Falling in love with you ruined everything.”

Which of the Seven Deadly Sins describes you best?

Put your answer in the tags

anonymous asked:

Oh. I have read it all. :( these are all listed as must-read ones over fanlore. And if I try searching over ao3 or ff, I get spirk or past nyota Spock, which I don't want to read. I guess the official novels it is for me now. Thanks. I need to figure out how to ask questions with my own account which I created sometime back and not able to login.

Here are some more obscure ones that I also love and maybe you haven’t found yet:

Fourteen Days of Shitty Coffee by igrockspock which isn’t super heavy on the S/U but what’s there is adorable

For One Last Landing by ignipes which again, isn’t really a romance story but there are some paragraphs that without fail make me melt

The Sum Of Both Of Us by igrockspock which I try to keep my cool about but can’t because I just love it so much

Careless Whisper by Valyria (valinde) which is hilarious and hot and silly and steamy and maybe it’s not supposed to be as funny as I find it, but the end of it always makes me laugh

Stars Clustered Around by Glamaphonic which is a series of drabbles and be still my heart, I could read these all day every day

Lunch and Other Obscenities by Rheanna which only has hints of S/U but the hints are so good and it’s all so cute and Gaila

A Long Way To A Terrible Joke by Glamaphonic which doesn’t even have Uhura in it but Spock the Sassmaster Extraordinaire is out in full force so it doesn’t even matter

A Meditative State by tristesses which is one of my favorite established relationship fics because they’re just so comfortable with each other that I want to smush them (they do plenty of smushing on their own, though, which is just as good)

If You Should Take Me by Sigridhr which rivals Anodyna’s writing for just being beautiful (and the sheer adorableness of it is pretty amazeballs too)

A Highly Logical Cultural Practice by Anodyna (this is like a game of ‘spot the writers psicygni freaks out over) which is, I don’t know, just stupidly good, there aren’t words, go read it if you haven’t

The Virgin by Anodyna which, see above but now Gaila’s in it too!

Vulcans Do Not Lie Usually by bookdragon01 because Spocko thinks his way out of a spot of trouble in the most adorkable way ever

Pathways by Raspberry Girl which I need to reread but I remember loving

And I Love You by Blue Moon 3 because of early morning cuddles and the fact that these two are soulmates for forever and ever

The Logic of Languages by misscam because Nyota’s going to promote him to boyfriend and two years into this fandom and that line still slays me

How to Get the Vulcan You Want in Six Easy Steps by outtabreath in which everyone is silly and the story is just hilarious

Nouvelle Cuisine by Siria which is a fic that I didn’t bookmark in my Rapid Reading Of The Entire Fandom in the summer of 2013 and just rediscovered

Office Hours by MiraMira because he likesss herrrr

Component Parts by rosa_acicularis which I somehow missed in my  Rapid Reading Of The Entire Fandom and just read for the first time a few weeks ago

Logic and Languages by lily_winterwood which is just beautiful and I am such a sucker for these two being friends with each other before they ever kiss

Historical Perspectives on the Changing Politics of a Relationship by carnationsandrobots which, just stab me with a dull spoon right in the heart because Nyota runs over in the rain and he tries to not run after her too and these two are going to be how I die

And finally… Surak and Socrates Want You to Masturbate by Igrockspock which again Uhura doesn’t make an appearance but Spock just loves her so much and Gaila Gaila Gaila

Other than that, I know there are more stories about these two out there, many of which I haven’t read so maybe if any other followers have shoutouts or their own stories they want to add to the list, we could do a reprisal of our most loved fics about our favorite communications officer and the vulcan who adores her?  That said, it’s not the largest fandom and the pace at which new stories are added is unfortunately slow.  I’m hoping the new movie brings about new fans, or that there’s an uptick in participation, though I know that shipping S/U comes with a side serving of wank and ridiculousness that is largely absent in other fandoms and yet seems to plague this one in a way that depressingly enough hasn’t ebbed over the last six years.

That said, who are we to let some crazies on the internet stop us, and this pairing and this fandom is, in my opinion, some of the best of the best and the stories written about these two and the fanarts created are so incredible I’m pretty much never over it.

anonymous asked:

You make me feel bad about myself and want to give up cosplaying.

I don’t want anybody to feel bad about theirself because of my cosplays, I am really sorry but this is not a compliment and makes me feel bad about myself. because of something I enjoy doing someone wants to stop doing the same thing…. nice…..

Don’t give up cosplaying, this isn’t a beauty pageant or somethig. It is about having fun, it is about dressing up as a character you love! Don’t feel bad about yourself just because somebody else is cosplaying. It feels bad for you, because you give up something that you probably enjoy doing, it feels bad for me, because somebody is going to stop doing something they enjoy because of me…. this isn’t turning out nice for anybody……

UPDATE

ALREADY???? and i just posted about wanting karkats! will i get any karkat. let us see.

oh. it’s terezi messaging vriska. *braces for impending rage*

GC: M4YB3 1 C4N F1N4LLY S4Y SOM3 TH1NGS 1 W4NT TO S4Y
GC: TH4T 1 M1GHT NOT H4V3 B33N 4BL3 TO WH3N YOU W3R3 4ROUND

oooh man

oooooooh man

oooooooooooooh man

I hope it’s a burn

GC: DON’T FUCK1NG D4R3 T3LL 4NYON3 1 S41D 1T
GC: BUT 1 LOV3 TH3M 4LL

is this going to hurt?

this is probably going to hurt

GC: M4YB3 TH4T’S WHY…
GC: 1 H4V3 SO MUCH TROUBL3 W1TH TH3 1D34 OF L3TT1NG GO OF YOU
GC: YOU 4R3N’T 4FR41D OF WH4T’S 1NS1D3 YOUR M1ND
GC: YOU 4LW4YS S33M 4T 34S3 W1TH YOUR OWN C4P4C1T13S
GC: 3V3N 1F TH3Y L34D YOU DOWN 4 RO4D OF S3LF D3STRUCT1ON

oh man oh man is she text-message breaking up i hope she is

GC: YOU KN3W 1 D3P3ND3D MOR3 ON YOU TH4N YOU D1D ON M3
GC: 4ND YOU P1TY M3 FOR 1T
GC: 1 M34N, NOT L1K3, M4L1C1OUSLY
GC: YOU PROB4BLY JUST S33 M3 4S 4 B1T TR4G1C
GC: YOU C4N’T H3LP 1T
GC: 4ND 1 DON’T BL4M3 YOU

man she sounds so fucking destroyed ;_; my poor baby…. not to mention this is probably not really true, i mean– vriska probably depended heavily on terezi and made sure terezi was inexorably tied to her, at least until she had another crutch to lean onto. at least that’s my take on things

GC: 1 N3V3R F3LT WHOL3
GC: 1 ST1LL DON’T
GC: 4ND YOU M4D3 1T SO 1 D1DN’T H4V3 TO F4C3 TH4T F33L1NG
GC: FOR 4 WH1L3 4T L34ST
GC: 4ND NOW TH4T 1 TH1NK 1 KNOW TH1S 4BOUT MYS3LF
GC: 1 TH1NK 1 G3T 1T
GC: TH3 F33L1NG W1LL PROB4BLY N3V3R GO 4W4Y
GC: ONLY COV3R3D UP 4T MOST, M4YB3
GC: W3 COULD W1N TH1S F1GHT
GC: CR34T3 4NOTH3R UN1V3RS3
GC: SUCC33D 1N 3V3RY W4Y POSS1BL3
GC: 4ND 1’LL ST1LL F33L 1NCOMPL3T3
GC: V1CTORY WON’T F1X M3
GC: M4YB3 NOTH1NG C4N
GC: M4YB3 TH3R3’S TOO L1TTL3 SUBST4NC3 1NS1D3 M3 TO 3V3N B3 F1X3D

rolls on the floor and cries forever

ssdsdf is she like… intending to die in battle? IT’S THE FEELING I GET

GC: TH3 TH1NGS 1'V3 SUPPOS3DLY DON3
GC: GOOD 4ND B4D, 1N D1FF3R3NT R34L1T13S
GC: TH3 M1ST4K3S 1 M4D3, BUT C4N’T L34RN FROM
GC: B3C4US3 1 C4N’T R3M3MB3R
GC: OR TH3 H3RO1C TH1NGS 1 SUPPOS3DLY D1D
GC: S4CR1F1C3S 1 M4D3
GC: TO S4V3 YOU
GC: TO S4V3 3V3RYBODY
GC: WH1CH T3LL M3 NOTH1NG 4BOUT MYS3LF, 4ND WH4T 1’M R34LLY C4P4BL3 OF
GC: B3C4US3 1 C4N’T R3M3MB3R!

GC: SO 1 JUST K33P WOND3R1NG TO MYS3LF
GC: TH4T M4YB3 1F ONLY 1 COULD JUST R3M3MB3R
GC: 1 WOULDN’T H4V3 TO F33L L1K3 TH1S

SCREECHES FOR A MILLION YEARS

OOH LOOK MAGIC SHINY GLOW

MINDY THING

OH GOD YES AN [S] PAGE GO ON BABY REMEMBER YOU CAN DO IT LET’S DO THE [S] PAGE YEAH!!


AAAAAH IT’S THE VRISKA I LIKE

THIS SONG AAAAAAH

VRISKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WITH PARENTHESISSSSSSSSSS

ASASAASSADFSDUSDFDFSDG

CUTIEEEEEEEEES

MEMORIES OF BABY VRISKA SDFFSDFSSFDSDF

DEAD REZI FDGF

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA OH GOD

IT’S THE GAME OVER CREW

AAAAAAAAAAH

TREASURES

AAAAAAAAH

SEWING!!!!!!

ERUDAAAAAAAANMASD,NDSFSFD

HEY LOOK IT’S THEM

OMG OMG

SO MANY AAAAAAH

DREAMKAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CRIES FOREVER

THEY MEET????

THEY MEEEEETT?????

JHADFDFJKJDFDJ AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

YESSSSSS THEY MEEEEET!!!

THANK YOU HUSSIE

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAH LOOK AAAAAH

WATCHING THE CRACKS????

ARE THEY LIKE STUCK IN THAT SHARD?

SO DID SHE REMEMBER??? DID SHEEEEE

sad that we didn’t meet lava karkat but AAAAAAAH EXCELLENt also this is a terrible place to stop i want more ;_; please hussie can i have some moar

I’ve looked at very few things as longingly as I’ve looked at my bed on the way out the door to work every morning.

some little iruka doodles to help you get through this tiring weekend !!

(Drawn by the ever lovely and incredible ammeja!)