at least it has some meaning

Homelessness as it exists in cities just isn’t an issue in small towns. If you lose your housing in a small town there’s a good chance you have friends and family there who can at least give you a place to crash. So when you hear people talking about the homeless, you either think they must be lazy fuck-ups who need to get a grip on their bootstraps, or they just need to walk over to the local church for some charitable aid to help them get a grip on those bootstraps.

In cities, homeless people exist in population sizes bigger than most rural towns – Los Angeles has an estimated 47,000 people with no place to go. New York City has over 60,000, and that’s lowballing it. That means if you took the entire population of South Dakota’s capital city and cloned them three times, they would still be outnumbered by New York City’s homeless population.

Did you know most homeless rely on hospital emergency rooms for care? Simply giving them a place to live cuts down on health problems and visits to the ER – ultimately saving taxpayers money, instead of having to pay more to watch people die on the streets. So it’s not just a case of bleeding heart liberals, wanting to save the world … it’s just as much a case of, “This person keeps crapping on my doorstep. I’d like this to stop. And also, instead of using my tax dollars to pay for a $20,000 surgery, how about we spend a fraction of that amount on basic preventative care?”

6 Ways Big Cities Turn You Liberal: A Convert’s Perspective

anonymous asked:

Cas and Crowley have an interesting dynamic, even apart from anything to do with Dean. I think a part of Crowley actually does like him or care about him, and at least admires him on some level. I think he has been or is envious of certain things about Cas (again, even apart from Dean). I think this last ep will begin a slow, gradual change in Cas's attitude towards Crowley, as Crowley has proven he does actually care about what happens to Cas on some level.

I think so too. I mean, even Dean can’t deny his gratitude toward Crowley for his actions in 12.12.

Crowley could’ve just sneaked off with the Lance while everyone else huddled around to watch Cas die.

That lance was arguably the most powerful weapon on the planet (aside from any lingering Hands of God, but they were only good for one use, and the Lance could potentially slay armies…), AND CROWLEY BROKE IT IN HALF TO SAVE CAS.

He wasn’t even SURE it would work. I mean… look at his face here: 

And here:

And the way Dean realizes what Crowley’s done here: 

He’s shocked. He knows what Crowley just gave up. On the off chance it MIGHT save Cas… Crowley just shrugs and offers a weak little “The magic’s in the craftsmanship” in explanation.

Sort of a Hail Mary play on Crowley’s part, and he wasn’t even sure it would work, and yet destroyed the most powerful weapon on the planet when he’d had a chance to grab it and run.

I keep thinking there’s some reference to be made here, but my mind is already drowning in references, and I can’t seem to pin it down, some time in the past when Dean’s made a Hail Mary play like this that seemed just too ridiculous to work, but ended up saving the day… 

…are we finally going to get some answers about Weiss?

But that doesn’t mean she likes it or that she would have chosen to do this otherwise. Uhm.

…I think he just broke Blake with that question.

Yeah…

Interesting how Oobleck is dismantling the lies everyone has told themselves or at least making them think about it. I’m hoping he actually builds them back up or things are going to get ugly.

Top story today on Least Surprising News - The ship Sam/Cait has been sunk.  Again.  Yes, not the first sinking but a definite one. Again.  Many don’t believe the S/C actually exists but is a ghost story since it has been reportedly sunk so many times.  The conspiracy theories abound regarding this ship based on a mysterious group known as TPTB as some kind of all powerful force that alters reality for it’s own strange desires.  Apparently the ship hit a kaleberg while being bombarded with loaves of whole foods, I mean whole wheat bread.  Most were surprised by the sinking since the kaleberg was spotted well in advance and the crew had ample warning.  

Among the celebrities lost in the wreckage was Mr. Forehead in Paris along with his wife Mrs Cait in mask in Paris.  Also Miss Too Short in Islay, Mr. and Mrs. Fistbump, Mr. CR Silhouette NYE, Dr. SM times Matter and Mr an Mrs. Lives Together. The entire cargo of lemons with faces, celebratory macaroons and raw banoffee pie were lost as well.  Tune in tomorrow for news on any survivors.

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Thank you so much to the wonderful person who sent Mortimer this cute little bed! Of course, it will be as messy as him within 24 hours but at least I can wash that once a day. I try not to give Mortimer a bath more than once a week (which is still really too much), but baby wipes just don’t take of the mess he manages to make.

For all of you that don’t know Mortimer is a lethal white guinea pig. That means he is blind, deaf, only has one tooth and has some neurological issues. He does quite well though and 95% of the time feeds himself critical care and baby food. The other 5% we syringe feed him. He makes himself, his cage, and his buddy Quincy super messy though. Sometimes he even gives me messy baby food kisses. I just wish he could be convinced to not walk through his food. Oh well. #guineapig #pleasefortheloveofgodnomoreconcerntrolls #giraffe #thankyou

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emrys-knight  asked:

Hi! So you said in your favorite whump scenario that it rarely happened... but that means it has happened at least once! I'm begging you. Please tell me where that's happened. It sounds like a dream scenario and I need this in my life. Thank you!

Hi! It has happened… maybe not EXACTLY like that but close enough! Here goes…

Homeland: season 5 episode 4
Quinn gets shot in the stomach and he spends the next few episodes doing almost exactly what I explained. Literally some of the bestest whump ever.

Frontier: season 1 episode 5 (and 6).
In episode 5, Harp gets tortured and stabbed in the stomach. He spends the next episode trying to continue with what needs to be done, but he can hardly breathe or walk, nevermind fight. Doesn’t mean he doesn’t try, though. My favorite whump ever.

Taboo: season 1 episode 3.
In the previous episode, Delaney was stabbed in the stomach. He spends most (but not all) of episode 3 groaning and having to hold onto things to stop himself from collapsing. It’s glorious.

Quantico: season 1 episode 8.
Booth is shot in the stomach in the previous episode. In this one, he has field surgery performed on him… and I don’t think he stands straight even once in the entire episode.

Bones: season 11 episode 1.
Booth was shot in the stomach in the previous episode. He spends this episode bleeding out, performing impromptu procedures on himself, and basically being unable to stand up. Lovely.

Emerald City: season 1 episode 1 (and 2).
Lucas has been stabbed in the stomach. He limps when he walks and struggles to keep up with Dorothy. His wound is infected and starts bleeding again, so he spends most of episode 2 collapsing and needing help from Dorothy to walk.

There are a few more shows, but I’ll post a list of them sometime soon; thank you for the idea! Go forth and watch hot men suffer. Enjoy ;)

If you like, scroll through my blog where there are more detailed explanations of the whump in some of the episodes I mentioned above. Thank you for reading my post!

trilarkabeth  asked:

🔥Zoro !

Alright here we go. Look, I dunno what it is about beast/demon analogies that people find so hot when it comes to this guy, but imo people could really do with chilling the fuck out with that stuff. I’m so tired of Zoro being portrayed as this emotionally void douchecanoe who ~only comes alive during battle~ and seems to Hate or at least be constantly Annoyed by everyone around him. I’m tired of him being portrayed as rude and completely insensitive when he’s?? not??? and no, I don’t mean that in some hehe he’s just being all ~tsundere~ way, I mean he has literally been shown to be polite and kind without the Asshole Facade. I’m tired of people downplaying not only his kindness, but also his intelligence and insight. I’m also tired of people only focusing on his legendary sense of direction when they want to point out his dorky side, sometimes blowing it up to the point where it’s not even funny anymore.

And I don’t even want to talk about people’s sexual headcanons with this man, my opinions are so unpopular it’s hilarious.

…I wonder if that’s what Roman and the others want, I mean they could leave all the “disposable” White Fang recruits there, wait until Ironwood attacks the hideout with everything he has and using the distraction they execute whatever evil plan they have.

There’s definitely some tension there!

…wasn’t Ironwood an Atlas general? Does that mean there’s something else that ties Ironwood to Vale or at least to Ozpin?

At least Ozpin is being smart about this.

  • What she says: i'm fine
  • What she means: Isn't it really interesting how the Kane Chronicles, the only series that Rick wrote that features *only* PoC main characters and in fact barely has white characters at all, is also his least popular, most ignored and forgotten series? Why is it that everyone ignores this series and when they don't they often whitewash the characters Or ignore their heritage? Please give the Kane Chronicles more love, it certainly deserves it, and not only because of the incredibly diverse cast of characters, but because of the terrific story and world.

anonymous asked:

I have feeling about that moment too and it's basically just because that means they at some point had at least one conversation about grounder culture. They were probably together, just the two of them relaxing, and Lexa just told Clarke more about her people and culture just because.

(x)

YES EXACTLY! This has happened before in the show. When they were lying in bed together and Clarke got curious about Lexa’s tattoo she says “You told me there were nine novitiates at your conclave.

That’s something personal to share. So they talked, and not just about politics and things troubling them. Lexa told Clarke about her culture, about herself. It’s very likely that Clarke did the same: maybe she told Lexa about what it was like living in space, about how they ended up being sent to the Ground, maybe she told her about her father.

They shared things in quiet, private moments, and it kills me that we never got to see those scenes, but at least I can unleash all my feels through headcanons lol

Listen, Hillary was never my dream. She is problematic and her political history is a concern. But, at least she has a political history. At least she has experience. At least she is eloquent and educated.

Being in the field I’m in, studying what I study, loud and racist men like Donald Trump terrify me. History has been littered with men who wanted to “make their country great again” by any means possible–men who picked on minorities, women, and those with disablilities.

Loud men who bang their fists and yell into their microphones scare me. A society that would elect an individual like this scares me.

So, if by some terrible twist of fate that this bigot wins, I urge people to be the good in the world. I urge you to protect your neighbors, not just yourself. I urge you to take a good look at your privilege.

Now, we wait.

okay but guys julie andem never does anything without a reason

skam doesn’t have lenghty episodes or long seasons (well maybe except for some eps in season 2) and every moment has a meaning and is important, so you have to pay attention to everything 

so why would vilde continuously ask noora if she’s a lesbian/has a girlfriend (later noora says why do gay people assume everyone is gay too meaning eskild but you could totally transfer it to vilde), make out with eva (twice okay twice) and later talk about that the feelings that arose (feelings!!!!) don’t necessarily mean she’s a lesbian…why would she let vilde bring up that theme 24/7 if it doesn’t mean anything….??? noora didn’t turn out to be a lesbian (sadly) so it doesn’t rly make sense bc julie andem doesn’t waste screen time for nothing

my point is: vilde is a lesbian

hey. i don’t mean to be that girl but my family’s going through some pretty rough financial problems, as am i individually. and most of my family are Jehovah’s Witnesses meaning they don’t really celebrate Christmas. so this holiday season is gonna be pretty dry since all of my paychecks so far have gone towards fixing my broken car and student loans. i won’t really be getting presents this year so if the holiday spirit has overcome you and you want to share the love you can always check out my Amazon wishlist! or donate directly to help pay off these bills or so i can at least get my mom and sister a decent present, even if it’s late 😅

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To all my followers who voted Trump or 3rd Party

This is for you. I know at least some of you did. This is going on all my blogs meaning that 70 000 people are going to see this.

You made your point. Never Hillary had nothing to do with Hillary. You meant Never A Woman.

Because say what you will about Hillary, never in the history of the United States has one candidate been so heinously under qualified. Hillary Clinton had problems but all it takes to vote for her is an IQ over 40

Maybe I don’t get a say in this. You all know I’m not American. I’m just a little terrified Canadian girl.

But maybe this election goes out to every person who said “we don’t need feminism anymore”.

Yes we do. Now more than ever. A known (child) rapist, tax evader, and hateful bigot is now in charge of one of the Superpowers of the new world. If that doesn’t terrify you, well, my bet is you’re a straight white male.

We are all in danger now.

And here’s the truth. All my Trump supporting or 3rd party voters, I want you to unfollow me right now.

I truly hope bad things happen to you as are going to happen to the women, poc (particularly woc), and lgbt citizens of the world now that Trump is president.

But the difference between you and me?

I would never vote to make bad things happen to you. I would never endanger you like that.

The Dungeon Clock

So, here it is.

The Dungeon Clock starts at 0. Every two turns you check for random encounters: roll a d12, and if the result is less than or equal to the number on the Dungeon Clock, a random encounter happens and the clock resets to 0. If the result is higher than the number on the Dungeon Clock, there’s no random encounter and the Dungeon Clock ticks forward by 1.

Here’s the thing: you always check for random encounters before ticking the clock forward. This might feel nonsensical, since the clock starts at 0, but there’s a method to this madness. It means that if the group has just had a random encounter there will be at least a short stretch of time between their last random encounter and the last, so your group has at least some respite between encounters.

Ultimately though it means that at some point the characters are guaranteed to have an encounter, no matter what they do.

Some further thoughts:

  • You might want to tie the ticking of the clock to the actions taken by the group in some way. Moving around stealthily and not dallying might stop the clock from ticking forward altogether. Making a lot of noise might trigger a check for a random encounter out of turn: in this case, check for random encounters as normal and if no such encounter happens tick the clock forward as normal.
  • How do preset encounters in the dungeon interact with the Dungeon Clock? You might choose to reset the Dungeon Clock after any encounter, even ones that were not triggered by a random encounter check, or you might not. I’m personally unsure which would be the better approach. Playtesting is needed.
  • Under this system, in comparison to the normal Basic D&D method, there’s a lesser chance of a random encounter during turns 2 and 4. By turn 6 in the dungeon the chance is just the same as in Basic D&D, after which it will begin to increase in increments of 1/12.
  • Going back to the idea of tying the clock into actions taken by the players, the clock might be best used in a situation where you want to give the players a feeling of tension, like when they are trying to sneak around undetected. A random encounter does not immediately mean combat: just because monsters are encountered does not mean they immediately notice the characters, meaning they have a last chance at evasion. Since a random encounter was rolled anyway, the clock will reset to 0 if the characters manage to evade the encounter.
  • You should probably use some physical representation to keep track of the Dungeon Clock. Hey, a d12 has numbers from 1 to 12!
Victuuri thoughts after ep 9:

While I feel that they definitely have an established relationship in some more-intimate-than-we-see-onscreen capacity, I think it’s also clear that neither of them have given it an official label and I have a feeling that there is at least one important factor where they are on totally different pages:

The thing is, while it’s clear that they both feel equally strongly for each other, I feel like Yuuri STILL doubts that he has any hold on Victor after he stops skating competitively or “needing” Victor to coach him.. He’s mentioned this a lot in previous episodes, even quite recently.

Whereas Victor clearly sounds like he’d love to stay with Yuuri regardless of coaching, and has no actual plans to leave (I mean even if Yuuri retires from competitive skating he would still skate in some capacity so they would still share that).** 

Am I the only one who felt like Yuuri’s tears after Victor’s “I hope you never retire” weren’t quite happiness, but sadness because he has secretly decided to retire after this season but he still believes that Victor’s attachment to him depends on their coach/student relationship, so him saying “let’s win the Grand Prix together” is actually him saying “I’ll make the most of this while I still have you with me”.

Basically: I REALLY THINK YUURI STILL BELIEVES HE WILL HAVE TO GIVE UP VICTOR AT THE END OF THE SHOW. 

So I think before the end we will deal with that as well. (and I will probably cry again because I’m a loser ;_;)

**(Also, this might just be me being weird… but It almost felt to me like, before Yuuri asked him to stay as his coach, that Victor may have been thinking something completely different from what Yuuri came up with. Like: “I want to support you as myself, but I don’t know what else I can give you as a coach” and was about to suggest stepping down as his coach to just support him as a partner/boyfriend or something and offer to stay with him regardless of whether he was coaching him. Am I crazy? idk. Well, he didn’t say anything so we’ll never know, In any case I have a feeling this is something they will deal with eventually…)

Have a terrible, quickly drawn and badly colored sketch of these two goofy dads !

This has been in my folders incomplete for weeks so I just wanted to get it out which means it’s super sketchy with close but not quite right colors 

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: that one scene in ghostbusters where dr. shmartin chreist walks into the lab has really got me fucked up because here are these four women, experts in there respective fields, busy actualizing things that they have researched and theorized about for literally years, and suddenly, uh-oh, here comes a MAN (wearing some really cool accessories don't get me wrong) who, without even calling ahead or making an appointment, thinks it is okay to show up and begin verbally attacking these four women (at least three of whom have advanced degrees) based on their appearance and their presumed financial means, let alone their actual scientific research. if Dr. Erin Gilbert were dr. Aaron Gilbert instead, you bet your sweet lil behind that bill murray would have damn sure called ahead