come one people this is wonderful

British family's perspective of inauguration on Sky News
  • Dad: *mumbling swear words a lot*
  • Me *mocking Trump*: I, orange Dorito...
  • Me *sees Bernie Sanders*: BERNIEEEEEEE YASSSSS
  • Mum (referring to Trump): Where is the shooter?
  • Mum: I wonder if one of the waiters is the shooter
  • Me: I bet Melania will kill him
  • Mum: *gasp* MABYE SHE IS THE SHOOTER
  • Dad: When does the war start?
  • Sky News woman refers to this as the apocalypse
  • Sky News woman saying how the security is very secure so a "scene" won't happen and sounds very sad about it
  • Mum *sees Obama leaving on a plane*: No, don't goooooo. Come backkk
  • Me *sees Trump supporters*: woah, look at all the white people
A few moments ago, Donald Trump was sworn in as our 45th president. It is for many of us a moment we still have not been able to process. It comes with a host of emotions including, for many, revulsion, dread, and outright fear, as well as some fundamental questions about what this means for our country, and how ordinary citizens can and should respond.
So if you’ll permit, I’d like to share some thoughts, first on those questions we have. Here’s one I’ve been pondering: As Trump announced his advisors and cabinet nominees, most reasonable people began wondering outright: “Why is he appointing people who are clearly unready and unable to lead us?“ There’s a climate denier in charge of the EPA, a neurosurgeon inexplicably tapped for Housing, an bumbling Texan who campaigned to get rid of the Energy Department now named to head it (though he doesn’t even understand its solemn purpose)–the list goes on and on.
I don’t for a minute think even the Trump transition team honestly believes these are the best and brightest folks. But I do worry that they will serve a far darker purpose—to cause us to lose utter faith in government.
Top Trump strategist Steve Bannon, the banner bearer for the alt-right, does not even hide his plans. In fact, he speaks fondly of darkness as tool. That’s how confident he is that it will work. For if they can sever the bonds of trust between the people and their government, if civic disengagement becomes the norm, then nothing will stop men like him from achieving everything they want. They already have begun this effectively with the “truth” and the press: If they spread enough fake news and propaganda, if the citizenry cannot tell fact from fiction, or more importantly does not care to discern the difference, then anything is fair game. That is how lies become fact.
And so it is with governance. If we cannot distinguish competent governance from poor, if it’s just a complete disaster by all counts everywhere, then the people will begin to despair, and ultimately they will ready to be led by literally anyone. This means we must do two things.
First, we must remind ourselves that good government is a good thing. It is something that helps everyone, all of us. Without that belief, we are lost. And so we must find faith again in government, hard as that presently sounds.
Second, to help achieve this, we must raise up and support our best leaders, from those who toil for us at the local level, to the women and men of principle and grit in Washington. If we turn upon them, too, again we will be lost. We cannot allow the worst excesses and failures to define our expectations.
Now, a few thoughts on what many of us are feeling. When you feel anger, disgust, or fear from the latest piece of horrible news out of Washington, or feel shame or dismay at a 3am tweet from our new president, don’t dwell on that thing clouding your spirit. That is what they want. That is in fact their tactic, a textbook manipulation, hoping you will take the bait. So while it is perfectly fine to feel a moment of pain, take it instead as a welcome reminder and ask yourself this: What does it actually mean that I feel this dread? What does it mean that I feel so angry?
The answer may surprise you and lend some comfort. It means that you are a good person. It means that you care about your fellow citizens, and this country, and what we stand for. It means you are paying attention and can recognize the threat we are under. Let your feelings reinforce and remind you of your own core values. Let each reaffirmation make you stronger.
It is axiomatic that nothing worth fighting for has been won without a fight. So while it may feel as if the Ministry has fallen and Death Eaters are now in charge, that should serve as the strongest of reasons to double down on our convictions and principles. No one said the Resistance would be easy. And so, everyone, now it begins. Wands up.
—  George Takei (via Facebook)

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm sad because yesterday I tried to come out to one of my closest friends, I really adore him and I wanted to share the fact I like girls too because of a question he asked me but really I couldn't do it. I have the feeling I am faking the whole thing and that one day I'll be straight again, he's gay so I know he'll accept me for sure but I feel like I'm doing that for attention and I'm not lgbtqia enough, like I'm disrespecting him and the community

You are not faking. People who wonder if they’re faking? Aren’t.

And even if it turns out you were wrong, or if you do change, then it wasn’t bad. You chose a label that fit for you when it fit. People change. Sexuality is fluid.

But trust yourself to know that you belong in this community. That’s the key part.

Wishing best of luck to you.


MH

turchinorain  asked:

Question for ya, I saw you noticed you reblog some things about describing skin color in writing and I noticed that a don't is comparing dark/deep skin to food. I was wondering what's wrong with that? Chocolate is amazing and sexy, who wouldn't want to be compared to it?

Thanks for the ask! I was super interested in this, because, even as a person of color, so many of the writings that I enjoy have been written by White Americans and Europeans. As such the descriptions of people of color (if any), are usually shallow. As a result, some of my attempts have come up short as well.

The short answer falls into two BIG points (I’m sure there are more, but these ones stuck out to me):

A) Fetishizing.

As a woman of color married to a white person, I have been endearingly called by food-based nicknames in the past six or so years of our relationship. “Cocoa Puff” is a favorite of mine, because I’m a little “coocoo” and I have a puffy afro. Its a cute name. But when my husband’s family “lovingly” say, “He loves his dark chocolate! or "He likes his women like he likes his coffee!” the endearing nature is gone. Why? Simply put, it makes one person lower than another. The difference between predator and prey, is that one hunts and EATS the other. The food is seen as weaker and “less than” the eater.

As I said, this one doesnt bother me as much. Its a quick go to, which brings me to my next point…

B) Its Unoriginal.

How many words describe brown skin that aren’t food based? There are actually a lot. Russet, Tawny, Golden…the list goes on. Reducing someone’s skin color to food is easy because its something most people are familiar with. It doesnt take as much imagination, and doesnt require as much research. Because, even within a single ethnicity, there are different shades of skin tones and varieties, not to mention multiracial/multiethnic peoples which can come in any number of colors and skin tones.

My suggestion, take a look at a color thesaurus. I saw my first one on Pinterest and again on Tumblr. Its extremely helpful. Also, the blog @writingwithcolor has a more extensive list as to why this is a harmful trend.

Thanks again!

goaskalicewonderland  asked:

Not really an ask, just wanted to tell you I adore your page and the way you interact with everyone. Even when some one is nasty to you, you respond with kindness and facts. Keep up the wonderful work you do 😊

Thank you! I really do try to talk to everyone, even if they’re rude or purposely aggressive…even if I sit on it a few days to think about how I want to answer.

People who are so aggressive are doing it to get a rise out of you. They’re use people coming back after them. But it doesn’t do any good to respond with the same anger. It’s not helping anything and I don’t think it inspires anyone.

A few moments ago, Donald Trump was sworn in as our 45th president. It is for many of us a moment we still have not been able to process. It comes with a host of emotions including, for many, revulsion, dread, and outright fear, as well as some fundamental questions about what this means for our country, and how ordinary citizens can and should respond.

So if you’ll permit, I’d like to share some thoughts, first on those questions we have. Here’s one I’ve been pondering: As Trump announced his advisors and cabinet nominees, most reasonable people began wondering outright: “Why is he appointing people who are clearly unready and unable to lead us?“ There’s a climate denier in charge of the EPA, a neurosurgeon inexplicably tapped for Housing, an bumbling Texan who campaigned to get rid of the Energy Department now named to head it (though he doesn’t even understand its solemn purpose)–the list goes on and on.

I don’t for a minute think even the Trump transition team honestly believes these are the best and brightest folks. But I do worry that they will serve a far darker purpose—to cause us to lose utter faith in government.

Top Trump strategist Steve Bannon, the banner bearer for the alt-right, does not even hide his plans. In fact, he speaks fondly of darkness as tool. That’s how confident he is that it will work. For if they can sever the bonds of trust between the people and their government, if civic disengagement becomes the norm, then nothing will stop men like him from achieving everything they want. They already have begun this effectively with the “truth” and the press: If they spread enough fake news and propaganda, if the citizenry cannot tell fact from fiction, or more importantly does not care to discern the difference, then anything is fair game. That is how lies become fact.

And so it is with governance. If we cannot distinguish competent governance from poor, if it’s just a complete disaster by all counts everywhere, then the people will begin to despair, and ultimately they will ready to be led by literally anyone. This means we must do two things.

First, we must remind ourselves that good government is a good thing. It is something that helps everyone, all of us. Without that belief, we are lost. And so we must find faith again in government, hard as that presently sounds.

Second, to help achieve this, we must raise up and support our best leaders, from those who toil for us at the local level, to the women and men of principle and grit in Washington. If we turn upon them, too, again we will be lost. We cannot allow the worst excesses and failures to define our expectations.

Now, a few thoughts on what many of us are feeling. When you feel anger, disgust, or fear from the latest piece of horrible news out of Washington, or feel shame or dismay at a 3am tweet from our new president, don’t dwell on that thing clouding your spirit. That is what they want. That is in fact their tactic, a textbook manipulation, hoping you will take the bait. So while it is perfectly fine to feel a moment of pain, take it instead as a welcome reminder and ask yourself this: What does it actually mean that I feel this dread? What does it mean that I feel so angry?

The answer may surprise you and lend some comfort. It means that you are a good person. It means that you care about your fellow citizens, and this country, and what we stand for. It means you are paying attention and can recognize the threat we are under. Let your feelings reinforce and remind you of your own core values. Let each reaffirmation make you stronger.

It is axiomatic that nothing worth fighting for has been won without a fight. So while it may feel as if the Ministry has fallen and Death Eaters are now in charge, that should serve as the strongest of reasons to double down on our convictions and principles. No one said the Resistance would be easy. And so, everyone, now it begins. Wands up.

listen… harry potter is the most savage person in the entire series like this kid decimates people with one comeback can you imagine james potter would have been so proud like

  • “they stuff people’s heads down the toilet the first day at stonewall. want to come upstairs and practice?” "no, thanks. the poor toilet’s never had anything as horrible as your head down it – it might be sick.” fucking eleven year old harry!! already a lil mini savage!!!!!
  • “listening to the news! again?“ "well, it changes every day, you see” my boy!!! mouthing off to the dursleys!! who gives a fuck?? not harry potter
  • “’congratulations, harry! i wonder if you could give me a quick word? how you felt facing that dragon? how do you feel now about the fairness of the scoring?’ ‘yeah, you can have a word,’ said harry savagely. ‘goodbye!’” holy fuck!! when harry potter literally does not give a shit anymore and jk rowling knows it and literally!!! canonically!!! makes him a savage harry is literally savage it says it right there in the goblet of fire
  • "it’s time you learned some respect!” “it’s time you earned it.” mouthing off to the minister of magic damn harry authority who????? what??? respecting your elders??? harry doesn’t give a shit!!!!
  • “sure you can manage that broom, potter? got plenty of special features, hasn’t it? shame it doesn’t come with a parachute - in case you get too near a dementor.“  "pity you can’t attach an extra arm to yours, malfoy, then it could catch the snitch for you.” oh shit!!!! legit how many times do u think malfoy literally cried to his dad because harry burned him!!!! where’s the aloe vera!!!!
  • "yes, sir." "there’s no need to call me ‘sir’ professor.” oh fucking shit!!!! did you think i was gonna forget this!!! the holy grail of harry being savage as fuck oh my god!!!! james potter is fucking cheering in heaven!!!! he made a cake to commemorate this moment!!!! three years later lily’s chillin and james comes up and he’s like “holy fuck lil remember that one time harry was like ‘no need to call me sir professor’ and snape like flipped shit!!! that was fucking awesome” and lily is like “shut the fuck up we get it your son is a savage”

Dear you,
You are going to make it through this.
I know it feels like you can’t do this anymore. I know that your lungs burn every time you inhale, the painful reminder you are alive, and I know you want to stop breathing more than you want to see the sunsets you used to love. I know looking at certain people hurts your soul more than your own existence, and the thought of them leaving destroys you even though you know it’s inevitable. I know.
I know the stars that once instilled wonder in your mind have stopped shining, that you can no longer find joy in the simple beauties of this earth.
But one day, you’ll be able to see the stars again.
One day, you’ll breathe in hope and never lose it again.
Keep going.
That day will come.
Keep going.
Keep going.
Keep going.
Shit People Say After You Tell Them Your Sign
  • *actual events by actual people
  • Aries: "Damn that explains your muscles"
  • "No wonder you have a temper hahahhhaa ok don't hit me"
  • "But you don't like sports????"
  • Taurus: "Okay nice so are you hungry now?"
  • "But you can't even decide what shoes to wear today wut"
  • "but you're always too lazy to argue COME ON FIGHT ME"
  • Gemini: "Lmao you two-faced hoe what did I tell you"
  • "Okay but if like you have a pair of gemini twins...would they both have one face each or four"
  • "You're loyal for one OR ARE YOU hmmmmm"
  • Cancer: "I've never seen you cry though"
  • "Stay away from me I might get cancer"
  • Leo: "YOUR HAIR IS WOW NO WONDER"
  • "You're not even selfish thoughhhhh"
  • "That's why you a thot"
  • Virgo: "But you never study wut"
  • "You don't even clean your room this is a lie"
  • "So are you a eternally a virgin or"
  • Libra: "This is why you can't decide on what to eat. Like, ever."
  • "What happens if two libras go on a date omfg how to you choose where to go fuck this is giving ME a headache"
  • "I don't care if you flirt with everyone don't steal my gurl fam"
  • Scorpio: "But you're so nice"
  • "Is this why you're always dressed like you're going to a funeral ahaaa- okay sorry"
  • "That explains your horrifying tweet damn"
  • Sagittarius: "Stop liking every girl you meet man you're more of a hoe than libra"
  • "But you're scared of heights"
  • "But you don't even go out of your room what do you mean adventure is this a sick joke"
  • Capricorn: "But you is the biggest party peep I know"
  • "no wonder you do so well without studying fuck you"
  • "is this why you never find dates"
  • Aquarius: "....so what does your sign do"
  • "Aren't you basically Sagittarius? What's the difference"
  • "...okay nice"
  • Pisces: "isn't that why you're so adorable awwwWWW"
  • "so are you and cancer like. TItanic buddies"
  • "Wow all my pisces friends are art people how are you good at science"

The name Hitler does not offend a black South African because Hitler is not the worst thing a black South African can imagine. Every country thinks their history is the most important, and that’s especially true in the West. But if black South Africans could go back in time and kill one person, Cecil Rhodes would come up before Hitler. If people in the Congo could go back in time and kill one person, Belgium’s King Leopold would come way before Hitler. If Native Americans could go back in time and kill one person, it would probably be Christopher Columbus or Andrew Jackson.

I often meet people in the West who insist that the Holocaust was the worst atrocity in human history, without question. Yes, it was horrific. But I often wonder, with African atrocities like in the Congo, how horrific were they? The thing Africans don’t have that Jewish people do have is documentation. The Nazis kept meticulous records, took pictures, made films. And that’s really what it comes down to. Holocaust victims count because Hitler counted them. Six million people killed. We can all look at that number and be rightly horrified. But when you read through the history of atrocities against Africans, there are no numbers, only guesses. It’s harder to be horrified by a guess. When Portugal and Belgium were plundering Angola and the Congo, they weren’t counting the black people they slaughtered. How many black people died harvesting rubber in the Congo? In the gold and diamond mines of the Transvaal?

So in Europe and America, yes, Hitler is the Greatest Madman in History. In Africa he’s just another strongman from the history books.

—  Trevor Noah, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
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The liontari from the Rainbow Sphere Worlds are here! Welcome them properly, show your respect and don’t try to resist when they come to devour you. This group is a small one - even less than a dozen, however, they could still swallow and digest all the people of your town for about a week. Well, of course I asked them to be nice and quiet… I wonder if they will care to listen.

If you want to be devoured by a certain liontari be quick to make your order. Otherwise your favourite one will soon hide to make a trap for someone else!

Here: https://www.etsy.com/ru/shop/DemiurgusDreams?ref=listing-shop2-all-items-count&section_id=19231402

i don’t know. 
there’s just something funny about the way we were always drawn to each other, even in the end. you became cold like i’d always been and this time i was the one unable to delete a number or stop sending so many goddamn emails.
losing: it was easy with everyone else. the thing is, i loved you, and ive only ever been able to practice the kind of dangerous, unconditional love that people say just aint there anymore. i didnt realize that you would never have it in you to stand anywhere but behind me. never in front. never beside. i understand now: this was always how it was going to end.
—  you never loved anyone enough to take a bullet for them but i was wondering if the reason you stayed for so long was that you knew i wouldn’t move if i saw one coming
Actual Johnlock Fanservice

Oh, how I’d love a mini-episode a week after The Final Problem airs where it’s just those two solving crimes together, established relationship, and their cases are plot lines derived from our fanfiction.

“Come, John! The Game is ON. I laid out your outfit!”
***cut to John in their room holding up a deep V-neck Tee***
“Sherlock, I am NOT wearing this, I don’t care if this is what people wear nowadays.”
“But it’s FOR A CASE.”

“Come, John!  Dame Gwendolyn Mulberry hid the stolen pearls in the fake treasure chest in the bottom of her fish tank. I’m going to distract the woman while you retrieve the jewels.”
“You are not the one that gets to distract her.”
“But I’m the charming one!”
“EXACTLY.”

“John, while you have many wonderful attributes there are some matters on which you are not an expert, therefore I must consult someone who is. This is just work, remember. Nothing personal.”
***Sherlock sends text***
“Fine, okay. Who are you texting?”
***orgasm text alert***
***John sees red***
***Sherlock smiles sheepishly***

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Whenever someone tries to use the oppression olympics to shut down your activism, send them a link to this excellent video by Riley J. Dennis <3. Oh and here’s a note too from the editors of Everyday Feminism:

Ever come across a conversation about a social justice issue and wondered: “Don’t you have more important issues to worry about?”

You’re sure not the only one – but before you join the crowd of people asking this question, check out what Riley J. Dennis has to say about it.

Riley gets this question often, and she has a really good point about what you’re missing if you’re demanding to know why someone who cares about one issue isn’t focusing on other important ones.

Activists are really tired of this question – so let’s settle this once and for all.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!

this year, my christmas ereri was much simpler than last one but i hope it still looks good =w=

i hope you all have wonderful holidays, even if you don’t celebrate it. 2016 is coming to an end (fucking finally) so let’s forget our problems for one night and enjoy the happy spirit going around!!

special thanks to @gootbuttheichou @connaweir @pureren @crying-abt-fictional-people @rchanscandy @hana-tox @raryu for being incredible cuties who made my 2016 much better with their kind presence

and a SPECIAL SUPER THANKS to @jedierenjaeger and @baegerbombtastic for being the BEST friends anyone could ask for. i don’t know where i’d be without you <3

AND thanks to ALL my followers for continuing supporting my dumb art TwT i love you all

Fun Fact: 5 year old Kyoya tripped over himself to show off how much he knew about oranges. In the manga, he literally made an enemy (Kuze) because he could not resit being an attention seeking know-it-all in front of all his class. This benefited him in no way. In fact it obviously made him worse off.

When Kyoya was a kid he was young and earnest and desperate to prove how smart he was and be validated (I wonder where that comes from, almost as if, he felt insecure, like he was comparing himself to older siblings or something…hmmm)

Kyoya wasn’t born the Shadow King/Demon Lord. Somewhere along the way he broke the five year old who just wanted people to pay attention to him and had no tact. He broke the five year old who wasn’t good enough. He broken himself down until none of that weakness was left, until he could live and breath the shadows. And then he built himself a new persona, one that was entirely fake, and strong.

Daily hit of feels:

Even if it’s just for a split second while Newt is standing and waiting for death to come, Tina getting the good memories taken from her, he’s just paralyzed with literal fear.

His creatures… Oh… The loves of his life are never going to see him again. They’re going to wonder why… Why he left them, why he never came back and why he let them be taken away by such uncaring people. 

They’re going to wonder why he never said goodbye, or at least tried to. They’ll all be wondering where he went and why they weren’t going with him.

Newt looks down. His last memory, his last thought— was one of absolute, sheer sadness because he couldn’t protect and save his creatures like he promised.