but it hates people

Trump pledges to fight anti-Semitism despite allegations that his rise helped unleash it

  • Trump issued a forceful condemnation of anti-Semitism on Tuesday during a speech marking Holocaust Remembrance Day.
  • “As president of the United States, I will always stand with the Jewish people,” Trump said at the event, which took place in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C. 
  • “This is my pledge to you: We will confront anti-Semitism.”
  • Trump’s comments come after Jewish groups accused Trump of not speaking out forcefully enough against the wave of anti-Semitic incidents that cropped up in the wake of Trump’s electoral upset. Read more (4/25/17 12:30 PM)

‘it makes me look cooler’ Sirius didn’t know why Remus felt guilty, the full moon was over and he liked the new addition to his eyebrow quite a lot.

I’m feeling no better than I was yesterday, so this is the best I can do right now…I’m sorry

I’ve never had a proper idea for Anti’s Sam, so I just…went with my instincts and he ended up like this…I kind of like it, actually

people freaking out over these out-there theories while sana and yousef are just flirting and a beautiful relationship is blossoming?

maybe this season will be like the San Junipero episode of Black Mirror you know, not everything has to end so badly.

i say just enjoy the content we are actually getting and worry about drama and when it actually starts happening? and no one understands what all the s3 parallels mean yet so…

cause at the moment all i see is a beautiful muslim girl who is the literal sun with a crush on a beautiful muslim boy who encourages her in every way.

anonymous asked:

SOMEBODY fucking said it omfg i thought everybody in the hp fandom were so ignorant about younger voldermort like hate snape all u want be dont come and tell me he's the only horrible character just bc u find the actor hot in the movies

omg yes!!! i feel like the younger version of voldemort is romanticized for that exact reason and in fanon, i think people sometimes forget how horrible he actually was??? like i don’t care if they do that, that’s their own choice but i just hate it when they glorify other problematic characters and then hate on someone else for liking snape???? snape wasn’t a good person, but his character was great: there are so many problematic characters in those books and yet snape is the one blamed for everything??? yeah he made bad choices but so did practically everyone else??? i find it amusing that people are still using the same rhetoric about snape when he wasn’t even the worst character in the books, like hate him all you want, just don’t hate on others for not agreeing with you, that’s all i ask of you

I feel like I’m in a minority when I say I thoroughly enjoyed all games in the series.  Like all have their strengths and weaknesses but like? 

They’re all wonderful and I have fond memories of every single one.

re: defending Paige

omg i’m so glad i found people who FEEL ME you know, i’ve felt this way for YEARS and when i would look online it was always “i hate paige” and “paige is ugly!!” and “paige should die!!!” everywhere :( I’m so glad I made this blog, holy shit, despite all the ugly Emisoffs, there are actual people out there who don’t have their heads up their asses :’)

anonymous asked:

Hey Ryan,I am currently writing a story which has both gay and straight relationships and I want to give importance to each one but even though I fully support LGBT characters and relationships,I am a bit hesitant to go for it if one day I want to publish this work.What do you think?

good question! and i’m glad you came to me instead of someone who would have immediately screeched HOMOPHOBIC GO DIE. because it’s not homophobic to be nervous about it.

here’s the thing: nobody cares anymore.

queer relationships aren’t special or forbidden anymore. no one’s going to pass on your manuscript because you’ve got some gays, or even if you only have gays. some agents (such as the my top pick to represent me) are actually looking for lgbt characters and relationships! so publishing-wise, you have no barriers stopping you from getting there.

the market, however, is a different story.

here on tumblr, ‘the raven cycle,’ ‘the captive prince,’ and ‘all for the game,’ have done very well, and after checking just now, both maggie stiefvater and c.s.pacat have made a killing with a gay relationship (a gay + bi character) and two queer main characters, respectively. maggie’s even getting a TV show! but it’s not often you hear about books with queer mains doing well. i haven’t the slightest as to how c.s. pacat did it. and maggie had a straight main couple.

while the world is growing more accepting of queer relationships, that’s still not the majority of the readership. you’re not going to blow up (if that’s what you want) by having queer mains, or at least, it’s going to be much harder and you’ll have to have a really great strategy to get your book out there.

however! i think you’ve got a great strategy here! with both straight and gay r/s you can reach both sides of your fanbase. you’ll attract the hungry queers without off putting the straights. i would encourage you to explore your gay relationships! it’s not going to stop you from getting published, and you’ve already accounted for ppl that might not bite on a purely gay story.

good luck!