get in small groups!

I have a presentation next class and I’m freaking out so here have a Lance doodle
Indivisible: A Practical Guide For Resisting the Trump Agenda
Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen

“Donald Trump is the biggest popular vote loser in history to ever to call himself President-Elect. In spite of the fact that he has no mandate, he will attempt to use his congressional majority to reshape America in his own racist, authoritarian, and corrupt image. If progressives are going to stop this, we must stand indivisibly opposed to Trump and the members of Congress who would do his bidding. Together, we have the power to resist - and we have the power to win.

To this end, the following chapters offer a step-by-step guide for individuals, groups, and organizations looking to replicate the Tea Party’s success in getting Congress to listen to a small, vocal, dedicated group of constituents. The guide is intended to be equally useful for stiffening Democratic spines and weakening pro-Trump Republican resolve.

We know this because we’ve seen it before. The authors of this guide are former congressional staffers who witnessed the rise of the Tea Party. We saw these activists take on a popular president with a mandate for change and a supermajority in Congress. We saw them organize locally and convince their own members of Congress to reject President Obama’s agenda. Their ideas were wrong, cruel, and tinged with racism - and they won.

We believe that protecting our values and neighbors will require mounting a similar resistance to the Trump agenda – but a resistance built on the values of inclusion, tolerance, and fairness. Trump is not popular. He does not have a mandate. He does not have large congressional margins. If a small minority in the Tea Party can stop President Barack Obama, then we the majority can stop a petty tyrant named Trump.”



the dark room, a karaoke lounge open late all days of the week; scout and her group visit frequently (because they’re geeks), tonight the girls sang the yuri on ice theme song 4 times in a row until kai begged them to stop

People who at night replay conversations they had during the day to reflect on them, people who actually arrived at the appointed place 30 minutes early but only show themselves 1 or 2 minutes late, people who take initiative and get in the back when entering onto a small path as a group of three, people who hesitate to call someone they’ve eaten with several times a “friend”: I want you all to stay just the way you are.
—  Fafoo
Some things I am  not telling you

Somebody in a message a while back referred to my “No Spoilers” policy and seeing Seanan McGuire’s post reminded me of it.  I want to clarify–I don’t have a No Spoilers Policy.  I have a Not Telling policy.  

I’m Not Telling what’s in the next book.

I’m Not Telling why something was in the last book.

I am Not Telling what things mean.

I am Not Telling anything I haven’t already put on the page.  

What I hope is  …  I am Not Telling You What to Think.

This isn’t an easy policy to stick to. I’m always tempted to tell people what I think (about anything, really, don’t let me get started) and I do lapse, especially in small group settings that involve too much caffeine or in some cases, alcohol, and some day when readers have had time to make up their own minds, I expect I’ll loosen up about this. (Like Ray Bradbury, in 40 years I am going to tell you that The Thief was really all about the evils of television.)  I don’t have this policy because it’s the moral high ground.  It’s a personal thing.  I like to make up my own mind about what I read– I want to offer my readers the same space.  I never want something I say to get in the way of you creating the story you want in your own head.

Recently, my boyfriend suspected that I was emotionally abused and manipulated as a child. I didn’t believe him at first and was frankly offended that he would suspect that of my parents however, when I started looking into examples of emotional abuse and manipulation I could relate to every. single. point. It really sucks to know that the people who were supposed to love and support me hurt me and screwed me up in such awful ways. It feels horrible but at least my childhood makes sense now.
—  Posted by Anonymous

After thinking about it overnight I’ve concluded that Gem Harvest falls in the incredibly unfortunate position of being an episode written before the US presidential election and airing after it that clearly assumes Trump would get absolutely creamed and people like Andy are a very small powerless group instead of a very large and dangerous one.

74.  There’s a small group in Gryffindor which helps everyone to get over their fears if they ask for their help. They organize meetings where students have to talk about their fears and later every scared Gryff gets a guide (usually someone from year 5+) who goes out with the scared kid and helps them to beat their fear.

Submitted by Anonymous 

The Hybrid- Part 1

Hi, hello, bonjour :)

Part 1 (I was inspired by a request @shadow-cass​ )

Summary: Klaus meets a werewolf he quickly gets attached to.

Words: 4927

Please, note that I am French so there might be some mistakes here and there.

I want to know if you guys like it, please, let me know what you think ;)

Enjoy :)

Originally posted by darksoulandhiddenthoughts

(Takes place in 3x09)

Klaus had been tracking down a pack of werewolves in Oregon. It was the full moon soon so he decided to follow a group of campers deep in the woods. It was night and he was hiding and spying on the werewolves that were getting prepared to turn. He noticed most of them were avoiding a small group that had settled apart from them. This group was composed of four men and only one girl. The young girl was trying not to get in the way, obviously scared of her… what were they? Father, brothers, uncles? He couldn’t tell. But she had bruises all over her naked arms. She was obviously cold and she kept rubbing her arms to get some heat. “Ariel!” the hybrid heard one of the man yelled. The girl jumped, startled and nervous. She rushed to the man who had just called her. He was yelling at her about some food she didn’t take or didn’t prepare like he wanted to. The next thing he did was hitting her. He slapped her so hard she fell on the ground. Every werewolves around saw the scene but didn’t do anything. Klaus wondered why they didn’t help the poor girl that was getting beat up just in front of them. The way she was being treated reminded him of the abuse he used to suffer from his father. He was becoming angrier each time the man laid a hand on her.

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Trolls in the fandom.

I am so tired of that small group trolling the fandom. Their end game getting crammed down everyone’s throats, in the other ships tags, in the Twitter feed today. They have no shame nor common sense. Seriously they are an embarrassment to the entire Sherlock fandom. I don’t see people from the Sherlolly ship doing this. No one from Adlock or Warstan runs around doing it. What is the matter with those people?

anonymous asked:

i hate the fact that something will go horribly wrong at that party,jug deserves nice things. but, on the other hand we'll get some good emotional scenes with him and betty

as sweet and thoughtful as betty is, a party wasn’t a good idea. jughead’s an introvert. i’m thinking maybe she originally planned it as a small party with just their group, but it gets out of hand. it’s sad that he’s likely going to storm out, but i’m also really excited. it sounds like it’s going to be a very emotional episode for them, and having their first fight is going to cement them as a couple. the fact that they work through it and don’t just give up. it shows that they really want to be together and they aren’t just using each other for comfort from their family problems. plus, brian co-wrote the episode and he’s the writer that likes the most bughead tweets on twitter, so i’m expecting great things 

pain in my ass // a.i.

idk know what this is or if I ever posted it but I thought I would just put it up to see if anyone liked it :) 

Saturday’s were usually reserved for the band.

Every Saturday one of the boys would host a small get together at their apartment for the group and a few extra close friends. There was food, alcohol, games, and usually a lot of fun. You’d been hosting these little things ever since you moved in to the little two bedroom apartment with Ashton. He was your friend that you’d met at a party and when Calum left, your lease happened to run out and Ashton offered. So you’d been living with him for two years and you were as close as two peas in a pod. You found it hard to function without talking to him most times and he often felt the same when he would go away on tour. There was this chemistry that you had with him and no one else. You never had that connection with anyone else. Sometimes you’d question if it was a romantic connection, but you always found yourself laughing about the thought of you two together.

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Signs in a Group Chat
  • Aries: gets heated by every small thing
  • Taurus: keeps sending funny pictures and secretly laughing at everything they write
  • Gemini: messing around with the aries's temper by teasing them and tries to get others to join in the "fun"
  • Cancer: trying to emotionally support the sad person and throwing out compliments left and right
  • Leo: has to reply to every single goddamn message, please calm down
  • Virgo: reading every message, but barely(or not at all) replying
  • Libra: being a little flirty
  • Scorpio: keeps accidentally sending sexts and saying "wrong person" or "wrong chat"
  • Sagittarius: keeps making jokes that lightens the mood and makes most people laugh
  • Capricorn: if they're in a mad mood, they're giving off bad vibes and everyone is kind of hinting that they should leave the chat
  • Aquarius: being super cute and happy and positive, giving off some great vibes and making the chat just better to be in
  • Pisces: is barely paying attention, says "lol" a lot to seem like they are part of the chat

anonymous asked:

I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I currently attend an all girls catholic high school & my family is extremely religious, and sadly that comes with some homophobic views. I'm bi(haven't told anyone) & I can't imagine my life without God/the church but when my small group leaders tells me I can't get married as a Catholic because it wouldn't be to a man I feel really defeated & like I need to hide who I am.. What should I do/how can I get what I want both religiously & love wise?

Oh sweetie pie, I am so proud of you for coming out here (even if it’s “just” on Anon, that’s huge!!!). Congratulations <3 <3 <3 In terms of getting what you want both religiously and love wise, I promise it is possible. No, to be honest, it’s not always possible in our specific congregations/parishes/etc, but there are lots of Catholic queers out there (*waves at you* [Catholic and Jewish]). There are a number of Catholic queer churches out there – the interwebs can reveal them to you! – and I promise you are not alone. I know that feeling of defeat and I am so sorry you’re experiencing it: but again, I promise that you aren’t alone. Another wonderful, brave Anon like you asked me about something similar a while ago, and asked me to fic it, so here, maybe it’ll offer you some comfort and warmth, too. Sending you all my love, darling <3 <3 <3 <3