i obviously have no idea

A guide to being a vocal citizen

For people wondering how to take action post-election of a racist demagogue (pulled from Twitter and cleaned up):

Make a spreadsheet or a file for your representatives with names, addresses to their offices, phone numbers, and contact forms. Put everyone there. Make a note in your calendar app to check in on issues once a month.

Pay attention to news. If you get angry, upset, or worried, seek support from friends but ALSO shoot these reps an email, too. Be courteous but firm and blunt. It’s a numbers game. Often we remain invisible because we don’t go to events and rallies and can’t be physically present. But we can attach our names to emails, we can write letters, we can be vocal. We don’t have to be invisible.

You can do this with your national reps, state reps, and local reps. If someone reps you anywhere, note them. Open a line and revisit it. It’s hard work and slow. One email at a time. One letter at a time. One call at a time. Emails are easy these days, so splurge every few months on a stamp and send a letter if you can. Put your humanity in front of these people. Flout it. Some won’t care, but others will. Change ONE mind and results can cascade.

Rural areas are bubbles full of bigotry and now it’s newly revealed. But we white people who live here have the clout and power! We can speak up when our reps say terrible things, and do terrible things, and vote terrible ways. We can go “I am disappointed in you.” It’s work, but as we’ve seen the last six months, it’s time for us to do that work. If someone goes “who are your reps” you gotta know. If you don’t know and you’re mad about this election, it’s time to create that file and keep it with you and use it.

The time for social media rants only is over. Or, do those, but maybe pull those threads out into a paragraph and send them to your reps. And don’t ONLY email or contact when things go badly. Also reach out when things go right. Even if they voted AGAINST something. Treat them like you would want to be treated if you were wrong or mistaken. But we’ve gotta reach out and let them know we’re here.

Anyway, I know this is hard work. If you need help collecting your reps, give me a ping via DM and I’ll help you get started.

That time Abby unintentionally asked out Erin
  • Holtzmann: We're dating.
  • Erin and Abby at the same time: No / Yes
  • Abby: What? I am too dating Holtzmann.
  • Erin: No, you're not.
  • Abby: Yes, we are!
  • Erin: You're not actually 'dating'. You never kiss or go on dates.
  • Abby: Says who? And since when do you have to kiss to be dating?
  • Erin: Because that's what dating means! Otherwise, it's just friendship.
  • Abby: Not true!
  • Erin: Oh, okay, so are we dating then? Because our relationship looks just the same as yours and Holtz's.
  • Abby: Yeah! If you want to say we're dating, then we're dating. Be my girlfriend too.
  • Erin: ... what
  • Abby: ... what
  • Holtzmann: I thought you two were already dating.

anonymous asked:

U don't actually think the next video is a coming out video right? I mean im sure its not. he's made it pretty clear that it's not something he would do as he doesn't like labeling and has a very specific content standard that a coming out video wouldn't fit at all on his main channel. even if he were to it would be really out of character for him to talk about the video in that tone on a liveshow. Just saying this cause people seem to be freaking out and i can see it getting out of hand.

i’m not serious about the coming out video because obviously i have no idea what he has planned next for his channel and i know it would be somewhat out of character considering the fact that he’s talked about wanting to maintain a consistent style of content and also the fact that he tends to shy away from labels, but i think his word choice was very interesting and it has a lot of controversial potential. he actually said something very similar about the 7sc video before the app was released. he mentioned that it was a “big announcement” and that it was “a long time coming,” much like what he said about his idea today in the liveshow

“i have an idea for a danisnotonfire video, um, which might be a long time coming… especially for the people that watched me- i don’t know” here he insinuates that the idea is something that has been expected or wanted for a very long time especially by the people who have been watching him for a very long time. (i’m actually not sure whether he said “me” or “the” at the very end, it almost sounds like he could’ve said “the” but he cut himself off so i don’t know what he was referring to, which is disappointing considering it could’ve given the sentence an entirely different meaning)

he also states, “i don’t know if i’m ready… it’s a big deal, but also not” and i think he means that the importance of the video will be subjective. it could be a big deal for some, or it could be completely expected for others. he could’ve meant that the overall concept is generally seen as a big deal, but if you’ve been paying close attention to him and his content then it may not come as much of a shock

Percico fam at Disneyland!

idk i was just remembering the last time i went to any disneyland and then this happened

Got7 Masterlist

Mark

Jaebum

Jackson

Jinyoung

Youngjae

Bambam

Yugyeom

Ships

5 things you JUST DON'T DO to people with glasses

1) “wow you look so much better with your glasses off!” just. please don’t.
2) take their glasses off their face and refuse to give them back. it isn’t quirky or funny, it’s really, really annoying.
3) “oh you got new glasses? i don’t like them.” you obviously have no idea a: how much those cost (hint: a lot, unless they were free w/ insurance) or b: how long whoever you’re dissing probably spent picking those out.
4) “how many fingers am i holding up???!?” i will break in to wherever you are and flip you off.
5) poke the lenses of their glasses. does this REALLY need an explanation?

OTP Idea #50

Your OTP sleeping next to each other, but the only way Person B will fall asleep is once they know that Person A is safe and sleeping peacefully. Bonus points if the the rising and falling of Person A’s chest while asleep calms Person B because they can tell that Person A is at peace.