drivers car

To new, inexperienced drivers:

so idk if they teach you this in drivers’ ed class or whatever, but if you see someone in the opposite direction flashing their high beams at you, they’re NOT being a dick. they’re saying, “SLOW DOWN, I just saw a police car back there”.


If I hadn’t known that today, I wouldn’t have noticed the police car hiding in its fox hole and gotten a ticket for going 20 over the speed limit. and I’m glad I don’t have to pay $80 for a dumb mistake!!!

[EDIT!!!] I am in no way advocating people who speed on purpose. you stop that!!! Always try to follow the speed limit! But some people can get a little distracted so it’s nice to have a reminder to check your speed.

Charlottesville: What Happened and What Young People Can Do

Find self-care tips, local protests, and civic action to stand up to white supremacy and domestic terrorism.


Over the weekend, a “Unite the Right” rally of white supremacists and neo-Nazis turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia when a driver plowed his car into a group of counterprotesters, killing one and injuring at least 19 more (via @teenvogue). DoSomething.org stands by its 5.5 million young members in condemning this act of domestic terrorism, along with all the racism, violence, and hatred associated with the rally.

We are inspired by all the courageous young people and community members who stood up for justice, including the University of Virginia students who joined counter-protests beginning on Friday night. When white supremacist hordes marched on their campus, a group of students (via @buzzfeed​) stood up to them with a sign reading “VA Students Against White Supremacy.”


Now it’s up to DoSomething members and young people around the country to unify against bigotry and violence. Looking to get involved? Below, we answer some of your common questions and provide ways to take action.

1. How do I take care of myself?

Sometimes the most revolutionary thing to do in the face of trauma is to practice self-care. Visit DoSomething’s Coping With Discrimination campaign for a self-care guide you can use and share with friends.

2. I want to protest! Any tips?

When major events hit the news, the sense of urgency makes us feel like something needs to happen RIGHT NOW! First, stop, breathe and evaluate what you can do. If protesting feels like the right thing and you’re looking for a local event, visit Indivisible Guide. If you’re going to a protest, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Learn about the organizers
  • Bring a buddy
  • Be familiar with the area
  • Charge your phone
  • Stay hydrated

3. What are other ways I can help (especially if I don’t have money to donate)?

Activism takes many forms, and there are important things you can do right now. Visit:

  • Civil Services: Learn who your members of Congress are and demand that they stand up against hate. 
  • 5 Calls: Find scripts for calling your elected reps to tell them to take action against white supremacy.
  • Campaign Zero: Learn about police reform data and policy change initiatives happening across the United States.
  • Resist Manual: Find resources and tools for local civic action.

Remember, we all have a place in the movement for positive social change. Whether you are learning about these issues for the first time or if you have led several direct actions, every voice counts. DoSomething.org is dedicated to empowering young people to realize their influence in the movement.


DoSomething.org is the largest tech company exclusively for young people and social change. We’re activating 5.5 million young people (in every US area code and in 131 countries!) to make positive change both online and off.

T’s Masterlist of AU Ideas

Need some inspiration for your next fanfic? Here are a list of ideas I’ve compiled to help you get started! There are also a few sub-AUs I included just because :)

BY ERA…

  • 50s AU
  • 80s AU
  • Ancient Egypt AU
  • Medieval AU
  • Regency AU
  • Roaring 20s AU
  • Stone Age AU
  • World War 2 AU

BY GENRE…

  • Apocalypse AU
  • Dystopian AU
  • Fairy Tale AU
    • 12 Dancing Princesses
    • Aladdin
    • Beauty & the Beast
    • Cinderella
    • Little Mermaid
    • Prince & the Pauper
    • Princess & the Frog
    • Princess & the Pea
    • Rapunzel
    • Sleeping Beauty
    • Snow Queen
    • Snow White
  • Horror AU
  • Mafia AU
  • Military AU
  • Musical AU
  • Mystery AU
  • Noir AU
  • Pirate AU
  • Sci-Fi AU
  • Shakespeare AU
  • Superhero AU
  • Supernatural/Paranormal AU
  • Utopian AU
  • Wild West AU

BY COUPLE…

  • Airplane Passengers AU
  • Arranged Marriage AU
  • Artist/Muse AU
  • Author/Publisher AU
  • Body Swap AU
  • Childhood Sweethearts AU
  • Chosen One & Sidekick AU
  • Complete Opposites AU
  • Doctor/Patient AU
  • Hades & Persephone AU
  • Handcuffed Together AU
  • Lab Partners AU
  • Neighbor AU
  • Pen Pals AU
  • Personality Switch AU
  • Rockstar/Groupie AU
  • Roommates AU
  • Soldier/Nurse AU
  • Soulmates AU
  • Teacher/Student AU
  • Tourist/Native AU

BY MOVIE / BOOK / SHOW / GAME / PLAY / BALLET…

BY CHARACTER TYPE…

  • Android AU
  • Archaeologist AU
  • Assassin AU
  • Astronaut AU
  • Celebrity AU
  • Cosplayer AU
  • Criminal AU
  • Dancer AU
  • Demon Slayer AU
  • Disabled AU
  • Double Agent AU
  • Fallen Angel AU
  • Fighter Pilot AU
  • Guardian Angel AU
  • Hacker AU
  • Musician AU
  • Nerd/Geek AU
  • Olympic Athlete AU
  • Photographer AU
  • Private Eye AU
  • Punk AU
  • Race Car Driver AU
  • Royalty AU
  • Tsundere AU
  • Tutor AU
  • Viking AU
  • Yandere AU

BY MYTHOLOGY / LEGENDS / FABLES…

  • Atlantis AU
  • Egyptian Gods AU
  • El Dorado AU
  • Fountain of Youth AU
  • Greek Gods AU
  • King Arthur AU
  • Norse Gods AU
  • Robin Hood AU

BY SUPERNATURAL / PARANORMAL ENTITY…

  • Angel AU
  • Banshee AU
  • Demigod AU
  • Demon AU
  • Genie AU
  • Ghost AU
  • Mermaid AU
  • Siren AU
  • Werewolf AU
  • Vampire AU
  • Zombie AU

BY HOLIDAY…

  • Christmas AU
  • Fourth of July AU
  • Halloween AU
  • Hanukkah AU
  • New Years AU
  • Spring Break AU
  • Thanksgiving AU

MISCELLANEOUS…

  • Backpacking Across Europe AU
  • Battle of the Bands AU
  • Bookshop AU
  • Carnival AU
  • Circus AU
  • Coffeeshop AU
  • College AU
    • “We got paired up for a group project but none of us know what we’re doing”
  • Conspiracy AU
  • Dragons AU
  • Heist AU
  • High School AU
    • Summer School
  • Immortal AU
  • Kidnapped AU
  • Prison AU
  • Reincarnation AU
  • Road Trip AU
  • Seven Deadly Sins AU
  • Summer Camp AU
  • Time Travel AU

FOR HUMOR…

  • “Marry me because my green card expired” AU
  • “Why does by neighbor have to be an aspiring opera singer?” AU
  • “I’m a server and you’re a frequent customer and you flirt with me but YOU NEVER TIP ME, WHAT THE HELL MAN?” AU
  • “I never break the law but I was asked to be part of a massive heist and damn, I really need to pay off my student debt…” AU
  • “I lied and said I could speak a different language to impress my crush but now he wants me to tutor him so I need to become fluent in Mandarin in 3 days HELP” AU
  • “We are fictional characters that know we are fictional characters and so we decided to have a little fun and mess with the author by not following any of the tropes they’re writing” AU

[Updated 5/30/17]