hey everyone. i, and other students of color, really need your help.
students of color at gonzaga university made the following video wanting to address the harmful microaggressions they face on the gonzaga campus every day.
the response from their community has, unfortunately, been overwhelmingly negative. this was such a brave and meaningful thing for these students to do, and i don’t want their concerns to go unheard and their experience to go unsupported. microaggressions have made myself and others feel alienated from various institutions for too long. students of color should not have to forcefully assimilate to feel like they belong. they need your support, they need proper recognition of their identity and experience.
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT OUT OF YOUR DAY TO THUMBS UP THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE, AND MAYBE LEAVE AN ENCOURAGING COMMENT. college activism is fucking exhausting, and i really don’t want these students to get discouraged.
is it true your dads cancer has developed to stage 4? there's been rumors. if so i'm really sorry and i'll keep him in my thoughts and prayers. your father was the highlight of my childhood and i hope he feels better soon. sorry for prying!
“Friends and supporters,
This is the update I never wanted to write. During moments of distress and heartache, time can become a friend and ease us down the road from our pain. Our hearts become a little lighter and we allow ourselves to hope.
But as many of you know, cancer has its own agenda. Stefan’s post-surgery diagnosis revealed devastating news - his condition has progressed to Stage 4. As his wife Steina said, “life expectancy is significantly impaired.”
Despite the best efforts of his excellent Icelandic medical team, and Stefan’s personal heroism, there is no apparent cure. There are always experimental processes, and they will be woven into the fabric of Stefan’s care if at all possible.
But for now and the immediate future, family and friends are concentrating on being positive, giving Stefan whatever he needs to recover from his most recent surgery, and regain his energy for as long as possible.
He is an extraordinary man - do I need to tell you that? He is moving beyond fear to a courageous and practical frame of mind. He has plans for several projects which I am certain will delight his fans worldwide.
And so I come to the part of this message where I put on my fundraising hat. You have all been so generous and kind these past few months, as our running total will attest. Can you do more?
It’s hard to ask, but that is my job and I’m going to keep asking until people start throwing rocks at me.
I want us to raise a staggering amount so that Stefan will not have to bear the additional worry of his family’s future, at least in the short term.
Thank you for your kindness and your concern for our friend Stefan.
Help spread the word!” - As written by Mark Valenti (who is in charge of the fundraising). The paragraph is copy pasted from the gofundme site that you can find here: https://www.gofundme.com/2tm9tqk
In other words, yes. It has been confirmed that it is terminal. He will not grow to be an old man. There is no way of saying how long he has left and believe me when I say that it’s frustrating for us too. I would prefer to not answer further questions on the matter and while I’m not upset with any of the people who have contacted me or sent asks, I would like to ask you all to contact Mark and watch for updates on gofundme as well as on the facebook site rather than contacting me directly. Thank you all for the kind words.
you know for some reason your Gaster reminds me of Kurosensei from assassination classroom, i really don't know why, but they do, is that intentional or is it just me?
Gaster: And also the culprit who blew up like about 80% of the moon www
Gaster: Now you have a whole year to kill me, your teacher! Okay, I’m dying of laughter because the anime really suits well..! wwwww
Sadly, it wasn’t intentional and you’re not the first to point that out! Somebody on Undertale Amino at the comments of a reblog also said the same thing too, except it was before I created any animation-comics..! X’DD
God look at that quality header. Graphic design is my passion.
Skam is BACK and this time I get to watch from the first clip! Fandom has been in uproar and I have so many feelings and opinions I’ve been coming apart at the seams. A lot of polarising opinions, questions, concerns, outrage. Not to mention the totally anticipated yet still alarming racism and islamophobia considering our main is a POC Muslim girl this time around.
So I thought I’d take the time to collate all my thoughts and feelings into a daily/weekly breakdown for each episode! I try to be as subjective and clear headed as possible while watching this show and take in the messages, lessons and information Julie Andem et al are providing. Forgive me if I happen to project a little or get wild in my enthusiasm as a muslim growing up europe this season is so #relatable I’ve been shook since the second we got the trailer and still in a state of disbelief that this is actually happening. So as someone very invested I thought why not share my two cents with the class.
Disclaimer: Everything here is my personal thoughts and opinions. They do not represent the views of all Muslims or POC. It’s just my own take on the show.
Im gonna try doing this Day by Day depending on the lengths ( this gets wordy I don’t shut up I’m Sorry)
Okay here we are the famous opening scene. In true Skam fashion we see Sana on the train watching the streets of what i assume is Oslo go by, intersped with images relevant to the main themes of this season. Trump, images of war in what could be syria or palestine ( don’t quote me on that I honestly couldn’t tell you which), the hijabi mascot of the women’s march, the french beach hijabi lady indcedent, images of the army and missiles firing. Right off the bat they ain’t fucking around.
The street ad of two women in bikini’s which Robyn sings “All of these girls a mess I’ve seen it all before I’m not impressed” Sana watches all of this impassively, dare I say haughty even. That is until she finds herself staring at a bunch of dudebros have an ab contest in the street. Sana is human and she stares. Robyn insists “None of them make me feel anything” in direct conflict with what we see cause Sana’s expression is intrigued, appreciative even, shes smirking. That is until she startled out of it by the Azaan for Zuhr going off on her phone.
Hello Relatable AF moment #1 ( honestly why am I counting there’s already a million)
My dude, that’s a weighted question, but absolutely I will try! Thank you for trusting me with such a task! So, this got really long (sorry!) but I wrote some shortish descriptions of each character, mostly basic facts/traits with some fandom interpretations sprinkled in because that’s important to understanding the character if you a) want to get involved in the fandom or b) just want to understand how people see the character. I hope this helps you!
Your Basic Batboys Bruce Wayne/Batman: The father of it all. Billionaire. Emotionally traumatized by the murder of his parents when he was 8 and copes by dressing as a bat beating up criminals (no killing rule #1!! and no guns). Usually has a flashy, playboy public persona. Serial adopter, but a distant father. Tries his best. Fandom portrayal is varied, but Batdad being an unconventional yet surprisingly sweet parent is relatively common trope (and a personal favorite)
Alfred Pennyworth: The Wayne’s butler who raised Bruce after his parents die and puts up with all his vigilante shit. Not much is written about his background. Has medical training and seemingly combat training. He’s old but how old?? How does he have all these skills?? No one knows. Everyone respects him, and he’s the true boss. Canon king of sass.
Dick Grayson/Robin/Nightwing: Acrobat. Parents died in a trapeze act that was rigged by Tony Zucco, and Bruce saw himself in him and adopted him and trained him as Robin, eventually helping him to get the justice for his parents killer Bruce himself never had. Member and leader of the Teen Titans. Moved out to Blüdhaven and became Nightwing (who fights with enscrima). 80s Nightwing costume was a mistake. Was a cop, and a secret agent, and also faked his own death once. Canon flirt to the max. Usually super nice, a good leader, everyone likes and respects him. Basically another parent to Damian.
Jason Todd/Robin/Red Hood: Street urchin, canonically stole the tires off the batmobile and called Batman a big boob. Rebellion Angsty Teen™. There was a whole thing where he was looking for him mother, got captured, and got beaten then blown up by the Joker. Got revived and became Red Hood. He and Bruce have lots of issues, some of them over Jason’s use of guns and breaking the no killing rule. Morally gray character. Red Hood costume where the hood had a face was a HUGE mistake. His black hair with a white streak in the middle was not.
Tim Drake/Robin/Red Robin: Stalked Batman and Robin, figured out their identities, and saw that Bruce was too emotionally unstable without a Robin after Jason’s death so he inserted himself as the new Robin. His parents are rich and fairly emotionally distant, and in most stories they die (read Identity Crisis for the tragic death of Jack Drake). Undoubtedly an excellent detective, rivals Batman in intelligence. Fights with a bo staff. Very depressed. Everyone thinks he’s dead but he’s not.
Damian Wayne/Robin: Biological son of Bruce and Talia al Ghul. Raised by the league of assasins and very smart and skilled in hand-to-hand combat and weapons. Maybe 10, grumpy, doesn’t like to admit he needs help or liked people but actually adopts a lot of pets (including Goliath, a giant man bat demon thing). Actually died and came back. Calls Bruce “Father,” most of the fam by their last names, and makes a “tt” sound a lot when he’s exasperated.
Duke Thomas/Lark/Robin: New addition to the fam. Smart guy, first met Bruce after working on Riddler’s challenge to the city. Joker fucked with his parents, and then a lot of stuff went down in foster care and We Are Robin, but long story short he came out and became Lark. Skilled in combat. Just a super heroic and resilient dude (who hopefully will be in more upcoming media).
several people asked for an update on my taking down my 55g sorority and this is their current set up. it’s not ideal(and it’s def temp until i can figure out what to do) but the dividers are siliconed into place and the water level if too low for them to jump. they aren’t showing much interest in one another(each divider is two pieces of craft mesh so im not even entirely sure they can see each other) and seem to appreciate just sort of. their space.
ideally i’d put them each in their own 5g tank, but that’d be way too expensive for me right now and petsmart was having a sale on 20g longs so i did what i could with what i had in an emergency situation. this 20g was going to be my grow out tank for my next batch of fry, but now that the 55g is free i’m going to be using that instead.
I don't know anything about Saint Seiya but all the characters you reblog are ridiculously attractive and I feel like I'm missing out.
Where is the lie?
Well, even if Saint Seiya itself have that pretty art style, so stylized, that makes everyone pretty, I have to admit there are many characters who are the other extreme lol. But I only have eyes for the prettiest Fufufu~ That’s the reasons why you’re watching
ridiculously attractive people in your dash ùwú ♥
But not only the boys, the girls are beautiful too, like these…
If you like pretty guysPeople with long, fluffy and crazy hair Saint Seiya is for you. It’s a serie from the 80′s and the animation it’s not the best but it has some good characters, Greek mythology references, armors everywhere, intense and painful fights and a lot of Drama™
♥ So if you have time and you’re kinda curious I highly recommend it.
But even if you don’t like the old art style from the 80′s serie there are some spin off with art style kinda… new? xD
I’M SO SORRY FOR THIS LONG POST OTL I COULDN’T RESIST
Straw poll: What are YOU going to be doing during long maintenance?
Reblog or reply!
I’m not sure, but I’m probably going to be drawing, watching stuff with my friends, and maybe playing a tiny slice of WoW or Skyrim. Maybe doing a little bit of making floor plans for the house I hope to obtain at Shirogane release at the latest, too… I’ve already made some more specific plans regarding the nature, content, and frequency of the events I want to run, but I’m STILL SHORT A VENUE.
So I have a list of songs that I listen to when I’m really missing my boyfriend and they help me feel better. Some are older because my mom showed me some songs she used to listen to when my dad was gone for the Marines. I thought I’d share because I know how hard it can be to find a good song to cry to on harder nights. Also, some are military related songs and some aren’t but they’re about long distance and work too.
I had no idea how to converse with any of the people I was stood with. We’d all
kind of awkwardly repeated our names to one another as we made our journey to
the bar, but I still couldn’t remember most of them. It just didn’t process.
Curls was getting in the first round, like he had promised, and everyone was
kind of looking around the group as we crowded against the bar like, what the fuck are we doing here? I
didn’t think anyone wanted to continue the session, even if it was with drinks
in our hands.