i wonder how many people did

I went to the protest in The Common tonight and I had to leave.

I could not be in an environment full of third-party voters, where I saw Jill Stein signs and where speakers chanted about Bernie Sanders (who TOLD YOU this was not the time for a protest vote), on this night. We chanted for women’s bodies, for LGBTQIA+ rights, for black, brown, immigrant, native, and muslim lives, and, above all else, FUCK Donald Trump.

But to have the audacity, this night, to go off on the Democratic party? How am I supposed to stand in a group of people and wonder how many of them voted third party, or simply didn’t vote?

I want more than anything to be protesting, but I can’t, in good conscience, protest with people who did not vote for Hillary Clinton. Because if you didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, you are ACTIVELY COMPLICIT in the next four years, and there is NO WAY around that.

From this post

To the 5% of people in Arizona who voted 3rd party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 11 electoral votes that would have gone to her.

To the 3% of people in Florida who voted 3rd party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 29 electoral votes that would have gone to her.

To the 5.5% of people in Michigan who voted 3rd party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 16 electoral votes that would have gone to her.

To the 5% of people in New Hampshire who voted 3rd party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 4 electoral votes that would have gone to her.

To the 3.3% of people in Pennsylvania who voted 3rd party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 20 electoral votes that would have gone to her.

To the 5.7% of people in Wisconsin who voted 3rd party- if you had voted for Hillary, that’s 10 electoral votes that would have gone to her.

Total, that is 90 electoral votes. 

Fucking THINK about that. 

Think about that in the coming months before you DARE open your mouth about some DNC conspiracy to elect Hillary Clinton and suppress your voices using the fear of a Trump presidency. Shut the FUCK up. Because your voices could have been just as loud under President Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Because this protest? This anti-establishment, anti-two-party-system, pro-minimum-wage-raise protest? It could be happening in a country where my right and humanity, and the rights and humanity of others, are not actively, presently, in VERY REAL danger.

I have no doubt that this protest was scheduled, by the Boston Socialist Alternative, REGARDLESS of the winner of this election.

Hillary would’ve been elected right now, at this very moment, if instead of you protesting your vote, you had just voted for her. 90 electoral votes. She would EASILY be President.

You KNEW 3rd party candidates didn’t stand a chance. You were told. But instead, you had to vote for them anyways.

And I cannot, in good conscience, be around that tonight.

If you didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton, you have NO GROUND TO STAND ON for the next four years. You are COMPLICIT.

so i just watched the video the leafs put out about violence against women and homophobia.
i watched it twice.
to say i am shell shocked is the most base description of my emotions right now.
i spent just about ten minutes crying and am still tearing up occasionally.
do you all know how many people follow the leafs? whether theyre on tumblr or not, whether its a casual following or an obsessive following, do you all know HOW MANY PEOPLE this video could reach?
that’s millions of people watching a video of two of their alternate captains, a star defenseman, and a man whose literal job it is to fight on ice, shouting down violence against women. pledging to empower the women in their lives. casually (it was only mentioned once, by morgan rielly) but firmly shutting down homophobia. promising to stand with us as allies.
hockey is a lot of things for a lot of people on this site. for me it’s always been a safe place, discourse and occasional toxicity aside.
nothing has ever made me feel more grateful, or more validated in my chosen safe space, than this video. and maybe thats dramatic. maybe thats stupid. but my team, and one of my role models, just showed that they are, without a doubt, on my side, and as much in my corner as i am in theirs.
and that? that means everything to me.

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Game Aesthetics: Nick (Left 4 Dead 2)

a year of writing in 2016

This is everything I’ve written this year in the Haikyuu!! fandom! I can’t believe how wonderful a ride this has been, I have met so many wonderful people and have somehow managed to write 419,270 words over a course of 42 works! Over 50% rarepairs! Thank you so much to everyone who reads, comments, leaves kudos or just enjoys my fics; you’re keeping me writing! Comparing my old stuff to more recent work makes me so proud as I feel like I can really see growth. Here is my Haikyuu!! fanfiction masterpost!


SERIES

When Colours Mix -  204k words

- Beam Me Up, Hajime! - E. IwaOi, main focus. 186k words. Incomplete, ch. 96/100

- I’m Not Good With People… - E. KenLev. 17k words Incomplete.

RAREPAIRS

Bokuto/Akaashi/Kuroo/Tsukishima

First Snowfall T. 2.6k words.

Together, We’re Infinite M. 9k words.

The Schedule M. 2.1k words.

Volleybeer E. 3.5k words.

What Matters Most E. 14.5k words.

Terushima/Daichi

Sometimes You’ve Gotta Fall Before You Can Fly - M. 52k words.

The Cure For Sleeplessness - T. 2k words.

Are You Serious? - T. 1k words.

Hold Each Other - G. 1.5k words.

Everything is Grey - M. 3.5k words.

The Bento - T. 657 words.

Who Do You Love. M. 1.2k words.

Kyoutani/Terushima

Youth - M. 6.5k words.

Blackout - T. 1.2k words.

Miscellaneous Rarepairs

Is It Wrong? - M. IwaOiKage. 5.5k words.

Too Close - G. IwaOiKage. 2k words. 

Inked - G. KageTsuki. 2.8k words.

Escape from the Rain - E. BokuTsuki. 2.4k words.

More Interesting than Calculus - E. BokuTsuki. 1k words.

Stronger, Smarter… and more Sexually Attractive. M. IwaOiTeru. 1.2k words.

That Was Sick - E. IwaOiTeru. 2k words.

Learning to Fly - T. IwaTeru. 13.5k words.

Words Are Hard - G. IwaKyou. 1.6k words.

IWAOI

You’re My Ace - IwaOi. 16.5k words.

- Five Reasons Why. G. 13k words.

- Happy Birthday, Hajime. G. 1.3k words.

- My Favourite Constellation. G. 1k words.

- Strength and Loyalty. G. 1.3k words.

IwaOi Oneshots

First Christmas. M. 3.7k words.

It’s Just Us. G. 2.1k words.

It’s… Something. M. 2k words.

Snow Day. T. 1k words.

Trying to Find A Balance. G. 1k words.

Tuesdays. T. 867 words.

We Made It - G. 1.3k words.

We’re Better Together. M. 2.5k words.

OTHER MISC

Enough is Enough - E. KyouHaba. 4.2k words.

Light The Sky - G. KenHina. 1.6k words.

Pushing Buttons - M. BoKuroo. 560 words.

Drabble Collection

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Shelagh in labour (6.8)

Patrick paces anxiously outside the room listening to Shelagh struggling with her pains.

Sister Julienne suggests Shelagh tries singing to help her

Shelagh: So many songs seem to belong to the woman I was before.  Shelagh the religious sister.  Shelagh who thought she’d never have a child.

Sister Julienne:  And you still are all of these people.  Every woman alive is the sum of all she ever did and felt and was.

Shelagh begins to sing and it is a love song, so Patrick sings his response.  Shelagh smiles knowing he is there for her.

Patrick (singing): …Just how wonderful you are and why I’m so in love with you.

Shelagh:  I’d like him to come in now.  We can’t be just like any other couple because we’re us.

This world is so beautiful. Did you know that? Did you know how wonderful existence is? We took burning gas in the night sky that we didn’t understand and we turned them into maps. We turned them into stories and journeys and made them human. We made them ours, but we still revere them like gods. And people dream of touching them. I dream of touching them.

And the ocean is beautiful. The ocean is old as fuck and like so many other people in this world I am completely in love with it. I am in love with the ocean, and I know next to nothing about it. I dream of the ocean. And I dream of the clouds. And I dream of how flowers grow where there was once death and war. I dream of the stars. I dream of our world.

I know nothing about the universe, and it’s terrifying, and endless, and immortal, and so very beautiful and I am so very I’m love with it.

Today marks exactly one year since I started this blog and wow dang how time flies!! To celebrate, I did a redraw of the very first drawing I posted!

Creating this blog was a big deal for me. I spent over two years previously being so ashamed of my skill level I didn’t show anyone anything I made. So I was BEYOND nervous about putting my work out there, but I’m so glad I got over myself and did it. I’ve progressed so much, met so many amazing people, and the TF fandom has been wonderful to get into!

So thanks to everyone for all the support and kind comments this past year! It’s helped me more than you can imagine!

12x07 Coda fic

(AO3)

“Well we didn’t catch Lucifer but we saved the crowd so I’m going to call it a win.” Dean announces.

Cas doesn’t agree.

“I wouldn’t. Vince Vincente is dead.” Neither does Sam apparently.

“We never even hoped to save him. And yes I know, the third album.”

“No, he was still a person. And he meant something to a lot of people. And Lucifer just took all of that and just twisted it up and snuffed it out. Lucifer was bad enough when he had a plan, a motive.”

Cas wonders if Lucifer ever had a plan. From the little he has seen of him, Lucifer has only ever behaved like a spoiled child acting up, desperately seeking their Father’s attention.

Well his brother did get the attention, which is more than he ever got from their mutual parent.

“I mean, how many people died tonight?” Sam continues, “Them, this? It’s all on us. We let him out. We’re not winning. We’re just losing slowly.”

Sam is right. They are losing. Because of him.

“And we will stop him. We will.” The determination is Dean’s eyes is painful to see. “It’s what we do man.”

There’s a silence after that, all of them turning to look at the chaotic scene behind them. Cas feels the heaviness in him grow. He wants to leave, to get away from Dean and Sam and Crowley, to drive his stolen truck into the night and not have to think for a while.

“Well I’ve done enough charitable work today.” Crowley rasps, “I’ll see you later, Feathers.”

He vanishes and Cas turns to leave as well.

“Cas wait.” Dean grabs his arm and tosses his keys to Sam. “I need to talk to you.”

Sam raises his eyebrows but says nothing, heading toward the Impala. Dean waits till Sam has driven off before walking briskly away from the ambulances, dragging him into an alleyway a little distance away. It’s dank and dark and smells of rotting garbage. Cas finds himself staring at the graffiti on the walls.

“Talk to me.” Dean says gruffly. “Something’s off about you.”

Cas trains his eyes on his shoes. The floor is littered with cigarette butts and used condoms. It’s vaguely disgusting.

“Cas?”

“I’m fine.”

“No you’re not.”

“What do you want me to say, Dean?” He’s getting more frustrated by the minute. “I failed again. Like I always do. More people have died because I let Lucifer out of the cage.” He can feel his voice rise higher. “And for what? Because I was stupid enough to take a chance I had no business at all taking, considering everything I’ve done before. Everything I touch turns into ash. Every decision I’ve taken has been a bad one in hindsight. I’ve killed hundreds of people and angels, each time believing I was doing the right thing. I belong nowhere. My siblings hate me, my Father has never even registered my presence, the Devil is loose upon the earth because of what I did.”

“Cas-”

“Enough.” he says and stomps off, but Dean grabs at him again and drags him back, shoving him back into the wall. Dean looks angry too.

“Listen to me.” Dean says, but Cas shuts his eyes and turns his face away.

I know what a weak, duty-bound, pleasure-less dullard you are.

“Cas this is not on you. We let him out. We needed him to defeat Amara. Chuck wouldn’t have been able to— We needed all the help we could get.”

His Father. The Father in whose kitchen he had been ripped to shreds by archangels, the Father who he had searched fruitlessly for months, the Father he had prayed to and longed for every moment of his long life. The Father who didn’t even acknowledge him in the end. Because he had only eyes for Lucifer.

He finally apologized for abandoning me.

He needed MY help… and he’d say anything to get it.

His Father had not needed Cas’s help. Unbidden, Ambriel’s words come to him.

I look good in a trench coat too, and we’re both expendable.

Cas bites his lip and shrinks into the wall, away from Dean’s touch.  

“We’ll fix this Cas, I promise.”    

I’ve heard the stories. You help. But Sam and Dean Winchester are the real heroes.

“Cas?” Dean sounds pained, his voice soft. “Look at me, man.”

Cas forces himself to open his eyes. Dean looks worried, his green eyes dull.

“Look.” Dean whispers, “I know, better than anyone, what it feels like to know you’ve fucked up.”

He raises his palms and carefully holds Cas’s face between them.

“But we’re family, Cas. We’re there for each other. You stood by me and Sam when no one, not even God bothered to. You’ve always taken the fall for the mistakes we both made. So you made a couple of your own. It doesn’t make you a monster, Cas.”

Dean steps forward a little more. His lips brush gently against Cas’s own, soft and inviting. Cas shudders into the kiss as Dean wraps his arms around his shoulders.

“I’m here, Cas.” Dean says into his mouth, “Trust me.”

“I do.” Cas whispers back, wrapping his own arms around Dean’s leather clad waist. “I always do. You’re the only one I can.”

Dean’s arms tighten around him as they deepen the kiss.

He doesn’t really believe the pretty platitudes Dean is spouting at him, but he can’t stop himself from reaching for them like a man dying of thirst. Cas lets himself be distracted by the scent of Dean, the feel of his soft lips, the warmth of his hands. Momentarily, it’s a reprieve he’s too weak to resist.

So sure, maybe we’re not super important, but we do the job. You know… I think there’s nobility in that.

That would be enough he thinks, the last coherent thought he gets as Dean begins to suck at his neck, his knee bumping against Cas’s, his warm hands slipping under Cas’s coat.

That would be enough.    


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Tokyo Ghoul Valentines Cards [PART 4 / ?]

[PART 1]  HERE  

[PART 2]  HERE

[PART 3]  HERE

Confession:  I knew that at the end of Trespasser there’s a decision to disband or keep the Inquisition so when I started playing it I was sure my Inquisition will be kept but at the end I changed my mind and disbanded it. I believe that the game was supposed to make me feel like it was the right choice but at the same time I’m still thinking about it and wonder if that was the right decision. I wonder how many people did the same thing as me.

SOO IT IS I THE GIRL WHO WAS 100% SURE SHE WAS GONNA DIE. But thank you for the advice! As obvious from my vacant expression I was still totally freaking out but he was so nice! Poor guy had a cold though look at his lil’ sick looking nose :( Im still awed by how genuine & humble this guy is like his mother raised him so well it is ridiculous. But I DIDNT DIE SO YAYYAY 😌

Awwwwwwwww, this is wonderful! See? Not as scary as it seems. You did good! ;)

Yeah, I thought he sounded hoarse already. Poor guy. How many people are already bringing him tea and honey? Lol.

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Spotted on the steps of the Met: An S and B power struggle. Did S think she could waltz home and things would be just as they were? Did B think S would go down without a fight? Or can these two hotties work it out? There’s nothing Gossip Girl likes more than a good catfight. And this could be a classic.

nightfostered  asked:

Hi! I was wondering how you did the animated links for your navigation? I've seen a lot of people doing them lately but I haven't been able to locate a tutorial anywhere. (Your base code is gorgeous, by the way!)

I hope you don’t mind me answering this publicly, since I received several questions about this and it looks like many people are interested in this effect.

I’m going to explain to my best ability how to achieve an animation effect like this. ( Please excuse the low quality of the gif, the programme I use to make these isn’t working so well these days, for some reason. )

First and foremost, I insist that you READ THIS TUTORIAL PAGE. I’m sure there are others like this too, but this is the page I used when I first decided that I wanted to learn how to animate objects and symbols. It’s not the fanciest tutorial out there, but it explains everything very well. And in a very simple manner, which is always a good thing for CSS newbies.

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i was just watching gossip girl and I couldn’t help but think what if simon did something like that? it would be so funny like it wouldn’t be malicious or exposing people’s secrets, it would just end up being like a fan update blog like he’d post a picture of izzy, alec and jace on the rare night that they’re at pandemonium with the caption “rumour has it that the hottest siblings in NYC are partying it up in one of the city’s finest nightclubs. wonder how many hearts they’ll break tonight? xoxo” or a picture of magnus and luke with clary on a mission like “C, L and M working together? now this is the beginning of a dream team. xoxo” and it’s stupid and not even interesting gossip but for some reason his blog becomes really popular and downworlders love it, all of them gossiping about who’s behind it. simon only gets found out by magnus and alec when the three of them are at the loft one day and alec and magnus are staring all lovingly at each other and simon can’t help but take a photo but he accidentally uploads the photo to his blog and freezes when magnus’ phone pings with a notification and turns to look at simon with a smirk on his face “so you’re the downworlder’s version of gossip girl, huh?” and y'all know that magnus gets involved then, causing the website to become even more popular when a collage of photos are posted of raphael in different jackets with a caption along the lines of “a different jacket for each day? my my, have we just discovered the head of the new york clan’s kink? xoxo” or when alec sends a photo of jace looking like he’s just got out of bed, hair sticking in all different directions with his eyes half closed to magnus and he giggles and posts it “looks like even golden boy has his rough days, wonder how many hours it’ll take to fix that birds nest on his head? xoxo”. the others find out eventually, izzy and clary finding the whole thing amusing, Luke just shaking his head but still can’t help the smile on his face, jace complaining everytime magnus posts an unflattering photo of him “seriously magnus, everytime!”. (they’re quickly able to distinguish which posts are made by simon and which are made by magnus)

you-dropped-your-forgiveness: I agree with the OP of certain points.  The show really did alienate the fans the movies and books.  Saying otherwise is a lie. I get why that happened of course. No SoTL rights will do that.  I have to wonder how different the show would be if they had been all clear for all rights.

You know, though, as a book and movie fan, I take exception to the idea that it’s a foregone conclusion that the show alienated fans of the books and movies. I think that’s another one of those things that has been repeated on Tumblr so many times that people think it’s true. I mean, surely some fans were alienated by it–there always are–but just as surely, some fans, such as @existingcharactersdiehorribly and myself, who have been book and film fans for literally decades, were actually drawn back into the franchise because of the show, after being alienated by the cash grabs that were Hannibal Rising and to some extent Red Dragon (speaking for myself there). I know it seems impossible for the Tumblr hive-mind to believe, but there are people out there who have been people who have been fans of Will Graham longer than others have been fans of Hannibal Lecter, and longer than Clarice Starling has even existed.

What I’ve seen in the Tumblr discourse has repeatedly assumed that fans of the books/films = fans of SOTL and Hannibal (and perhaps Hannibal Rising), and furthermore that fans of the books/films are also Clannibal shippers. Those are the people who voice their opinions around here and, it’s become shorthand to differentiate between the groups of “TV show fans” and “book/film fans” because it’s a little less ship-war-ish (which is a no-no) than Clanniballers and Hannigrammers. 

But that does not fairly represent book and film fans. There are film and book fans who ship Hannigram. There are film and book fans who don’t, but still love the show. There are film and book fans I get every year in my Horror and Suspense class (not a lot, but a few), and they don’t have that notion that the TV show is heresy. Most of them like it. Most of my students like it in general, even though we watch SOTL first, or they’ve all the films already.

This notion that the TV show didn’t honor the original works in the opinion of the book and film fans is a few people claiming to speak for a whole, when they just don’t

And if I really had to go back to what are the majority of book and film fans really doing–well, the majority I’ve seen never gave the show a chance at all. Because Anthony Hopkins is their Hannibal Lecter, and that’s the end of the story for them. 

So yeah, those fans were alienated. But there was precious little the show could do to alleviate that. And we’d all be pretty naive to think that we aren’t largely hiding a ship war between the lines when we talk about book and film fans being alienated from the TV show, when it comes to the conversation on Tumblr. 

Have a Small ink doodle I did during what remaining time I had during study hall✨ Tikkis reminding you all of how absolutely beautiful you are. Yes, YOU!You are unbelievably beautiful, dont let others tell you otherwise. I’ve met so many people who think so little of themselves, and they are actually amazing and wonderful people. So, smile! Because you look absolutely gorgeous when you do💜💜
((Yes It’s cheesy but it’s true, And I want you guys to believe your beautiful, because that’s what you are 💜)) Side note, my parents took my art tablet so I can’t finish my Halloween sketch comic j was doing *cries* Well, at least I can maybe brush up on my awful traditional art skills ;w;

lazarusquince  asked:

I was wondering if you have any thoughts on how Lily could have fallen in love with the boy who so brutally tormented her best friend. Because even she had to admit that it wasn't equal, it was always four on one. (then again, how many people on this site still think it's a rivalry?) Although, actually, I wonder if she did it at first to punish him for joining the equivalent of the KKK. There's the rub--he joined a terrorist group bent on killing her, she went out with his abuser.

I think logically, it’s one of three options (or a combination thereof).

  1. Lily was relatively unaware of the extent of James’ bullying of Severus.
  2. Lily was not as attached to Severus by the end as she led him to believe.
  3. Lily subscribed to the notion of ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’.

Personally, I lean strongly towards the first one.  

We know that Lily was aware of James’ general behaviour, but I think there’s a specificity to the bullying of Severus which sets it apart to his random hexing of other kids; the Marauders target Severus because “he exists” and he’s a “special case”.  

Logically, James can’t have behaved in the same way to others - least, not to such an extreme - else it wouldn’t just be Severus bemoaning his behaviour during Harry’s years.

I also think that Severus’ background is important; he’s hardly likely to labour the point with Lily, as although he didn’t want her to be drawn into James’ circle, he wouldn’t want her to perceive him as a victim, or as someone who was weak.

So I rather happily go along with the idea that James was just a bit of an arrogant prat to 99% of people, but mercilessly bullied Severus…and Lily was unaware of just how continual and extreme the situation was, and just assumed it was the same as his behaviour towards the 99% (which is what she would’ve witnessed in Gryffindor Tower, and perhaps as a prefect).

The second option saddens me a lot more, and draws its weight from their conversation following the werewolf incident.  Lily reassures Severus verbally that they’re best friends - but he’s the one who presses the point and asks her for reassurance.

But Lily’s reaction in that scene, for me, is barely that of a friend, and most certainly not a best friend.  She’s already decided that Severus was in the wrong, and instead of asking for his side of the story, or asking whether he’s ok, she believes James’ story, and somewhat berates him for his behaviour.

And that sort of ties in to the first point, really.  If Lily really knew what James et al did to Severus, then she wouldn’t believe that James had saved him without something else being awry.

However, I can quite understand that, at this point in time, Severus has become a difficult and unappealing friend for her to have - she’s a popular, Dark Magic hating, Muggleborn Gryffindor, and he’s an unpopular, Dark Magic lover, supposed wannabe Death Eater Slytherin.  …but something doesn’t add up - based on that conversation, they are most certainly not best friends.

And the third one?  Well, I think the point is that the James Lily falls in love with is not exactly the face that James shows to Severus.  I think the key factor is that James’ treatment of Severus was seemingly an outlier; it doesn’t make it better, or right - just it explains why Severus utterly despises even the mere memory of the man, whilst everyone else thinks James was a jolly good chap, if a bit high spirited.

Any friendship breaking up hurts - we know Lily decided it was best to end things entirely as opposed to forgiving Severus, but it doesn’t mean that it didn’t upset her.  Love and hate are close emotions; rarely does someone go from being someone’s best friend to being instantly indifferent.

For Severus’ part, I think he didn’t have any other options - he appeared relatively friendless, and was already one foot down the Death Eater road.  Without Lily to hold him back, or for him to feel guilty or shamed, I am certain he threw himself down the road of anger, Dark Magic and wannabe-Death-Eater alliances.

…and that would’ve proven to Lily that she made the right choice - that Severus was just a wannabe-Death-Eater and really wasn’t worth her time and headspace.  

Compare that to James - who has now calmed down, has seemingly grown up and matured, and has stopped hexing people (apart from Severus, but Lily doesn’t know that).  She clearly found him attractive, and James would’ve been intent on wooing her.

I think sometimes people find a perverse satisfaction in finding out the ‘truth’ about someone, when they’ve been led to believe they’re very different.  In a weird way, Lily discovering that Severus’ enemy is actually a really lovely bloke further reinforces that her decision to drop Severus was correct.

I have to admit, it’s the thing I struggle with most in the series, because I find it incomprehensible that I could find it in myself to date my best friend’s bully - even if our friendship ended sourly.  Even people who I was best friends with and now I’m not, or ex-partners…I cannot even begin to fathom loving someone who could behave so reprehensibly to another person.

So that’s why I always come back to the first thing; I think Lily - if we are to believe that Lily was the lovely, caring person that we’re led to believe in canon - has to have been unaware of just what was going on between Severus and James.

The 2Ps when their family is visiting
  • 2P!America: ok sup but when are you leaving
  • 2P!China: heyyyy, it's been so long since i last saw you! *leaves*
  • 2P!England: I got you a gift, and you a gift, oh and a gift for you too!
  • 2P!France: .......did you bring me anything
  • 2P!Russia: i have a headache already
  • 2P!Italy: if you ask me about school or my social life i will slit your throat open
  • 2P!Germany: HEY FAM WHAT'S GOOD????
  • 2P!Japan: ...., i completely forgot i have a thing to do. *locks self in bedroom*
  • 2P!Canada: hey kid, get me a beer
  • 2P!Romano: Eeeiii, I'm so happy to see... sOME of you!!
  • 2P!Austria: sO MANY WONDERFUL PEOPLE IN THE SAME PLACE
  • 2P!Prussia: hi hello i love you how have you been??? i've missed you so much *hugs hugs hugs*

emoreggiemantle  asked:

Hi :) I'm just wondering do you have any advice for someone who may want to be a TV show writer someday? What did you major in? How did you make it to where you are?

Sure! I went to an MFA program in Film Production. It’s not necessary to go to grad school, I know many people who studied film or writing in undergrad, and many who are self-taught. The important thing is to write a lot and be open to feedback and seek out ways to learn more and improve. For me, that was grad school, but it doesn’t have to be.

Make a lot of friends in the industry. Read their scripts in exchange for them reading your scripts. Join a lot of writers’ groups. Get drinks after work. Eventually someone will read your script and love it and give it to someone who wants to rep you or hire you or help you. Don’t stop writing.

Basically, work hard, be nice, make friends, and stay curious. You can do it!

I watch a lot of documentaries. I think they are incredible tools for learning and increasing our awareness of important issues. The power of an interesting documentary is that it can open our minds to new possibilities and deepen our understanding of the world.

On this list of mind expanding documentaries you will find different viewpoints, controversial opinions and even contradictory ideas. Critical thinking is recommended. I’m not a big fan of conspiracy documentaries but I do like films that challenge consensus reality and provoke us to question the everyday ideas, opinions and practices we usually take for granted.

Watching documentaries is one of my favorite methods of self-education. If I find a documentary inspiring, I usually spend more time researching the different ideas and interesting people interviewed in the film. I hope you find these documentaries as enlightening as I did!

[1] Life In The Biosphere

Explore the wonder and interconnectedness of the biosphere through the magic of technology.

Home
How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth
The Magical Forest
Ants: Nature’s Secret Power
Mt. Everest: How It Was Made
Mariana’s Trench: The Deepest Spot On Earth
Natural World: The Andes
Shining Mountains: The Rockies
Grand Canyon: How It Was Made
The Intelligence of Plants

[2] Creativity and Design:Advertisements

Learn about all the amazing things that people create with their imaginations.

Everything Is A Remix
The Creative Brain: How Insight Works
Design: The New Business
PressPausePlay: Art and Creativity in the Digital Age
Infamy: A Graffiti Documentary
Influencers: How Trends and Creativity Become Contagious
RIP: A Remix Manifesto
Design: e² – Sustainable Architecture
The Genius Of Design

[3] The Education Industrial Complex:

The modern school where young minds are moulded into standardized citizens by the state.

The College Conspiracy
Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk
The Forbidden Education
Default: The Student Loan Documentary
College Inc.
Education For A Sustainable Future
Networked Society: The Future of Learning
The Ultimate History Lesson With John Taylor Gatto
The Education System in Communist China
The War On Kids

[4] The Digital Revolution:

The Internet is now the driving force behind change and innovation in the world.

The Age of Big Data
Resonance: Beings of Frequency
Life In A Day
Networked Society: On The Brink
Us Now: Social Media and Mass Collaboration
WikiRebels: The WikiLeaks Story
The Virtual Revolution: The Cost of Free
How Hackers Changed the World

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[5] A New Civilization:

We are at the dawn of a new golden age of human inventiveness.

THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take?
Zeitgeist III: Moving Forward
Paradise or Oblivion
2012: Time For Change
The Crisis of Civilization
The Collective Evolution II
The Quickening: Awakening As One
2012 Crossing Over: A New Beginning
Collapse
The Awakening

[6] Politics:

Explore the politics of power and control and how it affects your life.

Owned and Operated
UnGrip
The Power Principle
The True Story of Che Guevara
Earth Days
Capitalism Is The Crisis
WikiLeaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower
The Putin System
The War On Democracy
Rise Like Lions: Occupy Wall Street and the Seeds of Revolution

[7] Biographies of Genius:

The biographies of modern geniuses who pushed humanity forward.

Isaac Newton: The Last Magician
The Unlimited Energy of Nikola Tesla
The Missing Secrets Of Nikola Tesla
Richard Feynman: No Ordinary Genius
How Albert Einstein’s Brain Worked
The Extraordinary Genius of Albert Einstein
Leonardo Da Vinci: The Man Who Wanted to Know Everything

[8] War:

War is history’s oldest racket for stealing from the powerless and redistributing resources to the powerful.

Psywar: The Real Battlefield Is Your Mind
The Secret History of 9/11
Robot Armies in the Future
The Never Ending War in Afghanistan
Shadow Company: Mercenaries In The Modern World
Why We Fight
The Fog Of War
The Oil Factor: Behind The War On Terror

[9] Economics:

Learn about the financial system works and how people and societies are enslaved through debt.

The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of The World
The One Percent
Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street
The Last Days Of Lehman Brothers
The Four Horsemen
Inside Job: The Biggest Robbery In Human History
Capitalism A Love Story
Money and Life

[10] Digital Entrepreneurship:

Profiles of the entrepreneurs who used technology to change the world.

The Life Of A Young Entrepreneur
Profile: Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Profile: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg
Starting-Up in America
Steve Jobs: One Last Thing
Steve Jobs: The Billion Dollar Hippy
Elon Musk: Risk Takers
The Story of Twitter

[11] Sports:

Watch the inspiring stories of amazing athletes.

Fearless: The Jeb Corliss Story
Carts of Darkness
Usain Bolt: The World’s Fastest Man
Wayne Gretzky: The Life and Times
Mike Tyson: Beyond the Glory
Birdmen
The Legacy Of Michael Jordan
We Ride: The Story of Snowboarding

[12] Technology:

Find out more about the impact of exponential growth and the approaching Singularity.

Ray Kurzweil: The Transcendent Man
How Robots Will Change the World
Human 2.0
Trance-Formation: The Future of Humanity
The Venus Project: Future By Design
Bionics, Transhumanism And The End Of Evolution
The Singularity Is Near
Car Technology Of The Future

[13] Origins of Religion:

Explore the original religious experience of mankind at the dawn of civilization.

Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within
Manifesting the Mind: Footprints of the Shaman
Ancient Egypt and The Alternative Story of Mankind’s Origins
The Hidden Knowledge of the Supernatural
Re-Awaken: Open Your Heart, Expand Your Mind
Shamans of the Amazon
The Root of All Evil: The God Delusion
Ancient Knowledge
The Naked Truth
Before Babel: In Search of the First Language

[14] Western Religion:

The fascinating history of the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Secret Quest: The Path of the Christian Gnostics
The Secret Gate of Eden
Forbidden Knowledge: Lost Secrets of the Bible
Banned From The Bible: Secrets Of The Apostles
The Road To Armageddon
Muhammad: The Legacy of a Prophet
A Complete History of God
Gnosis: The Untold History of the Bible

[15] Eastern Religion:

Expand your mind by also studying the entirely different religious worldviews of the East.

Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds
The Life Of The Buddha
The Seven Wonders of the Buddhist World
Mysteries of the Cosmic OM: Ancient Vedic Science
Where Science and Buddhism Meet
The Yogis of Tibet
Taj Mahal: Secrets To Blow Your Mind
Light at the Edge of the World: Tibetan Science of the Mind
Myths of Mankind: The Mahabharata
Ayurveda: The Art of Being

[16] Consciousness:

Learn about the basic unity of existence and the miracle of consciousness.

Athene’s Theory of Everything
Theory of Everything: GOD, Devils, Dimensions, Dragons & The Illusion of Reality
The God Within: Physics, Cosmology and Consciousness
5 Gateways: The Five Key Expansions of Consciousness
Return to the Source: Philosophy and The Matrix
The Holographic Universe
DMT: The Spirit Molecule
Kymatica
Neuroplasticity: The Brain That Changes Itself

[17] Mysteries:

Indiana Jones-style explorations into the unsolved mysteries of the past.

Alchemy: Sacred Secrets Revealed
The Day Before Disclosure
The Pyramid Code
The Secret Design of the Egyptian Pyramids
Decoding the Past: Secrets of the Dollar Bill
Origins of the Da Vinci Code
Forbidden Knowledge: Ancient Medical Secrets
Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings: The New Atlantis
Secrets in Plain Sight

[18] Mass Culture:

Learn about how our thoughts and opinions are influenced by mass culture.

The Century of the Self
All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace
The Power Of Nightmares
Starsuckers: A Culture Obsessed By Celebrity
Human Resources: Social Engineering in the 20th Century
Obey: The Death of the Liberal Class
Motivational Guru: The Story of Tony Robbins
Bob Marley: Freedom Road
Radiant City

[19] Corporate Media:

Discover how the mass media and advertisers channel our irrational impulses.

Weapons of Mass Deceptions
Secrets of the Superbrands
Orwell Rolls in his Grave
The Esoteric Agenda
Propaganda
The Myth of the Liberal Media: The Propaganda Model of News
Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media
Symbolism in Logos: Subliminal Messages or Ancient Archetypes
Edward Snowden: A Truth Unveiled
Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism

[20] Art and Literature:

Explore the lives of famous artists and how art opens people’s minds.

Cosm: Alex Gray’s Visionary Art
Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop
New Art and the Young Artists Behind It
Salvador Dali: A Master of the Modern Era
The Day Pictures Were Born
Off-Book: Digital Age Creativity
This Is Modern Art

[21] Health:

Explore issues in health, how our bodies work and the incredible power of our brains.

The Human Brain
The Truth About Vitamins
How To Live To 101
America’s Obesity Epidemic
The War On Health
The Beautiful Truth
Food Inc.
The Truth About Food
The Living Matrix

[22] Drugs:

Documentaries on the effect of drugs — legal and illegal — on the body and mind.

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High
The Drugging Of Our Children
How Marijuana Affects Your Health
Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging
Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis
LSD: The Beyond Within
The War on Drugs: The Prison Industrial Complex
Are Illegal Drugs More Dangerous Than Legal Drugs?
The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
Run From The Cure: The Rick Simpson Story

[23] Environment:

Thought-provoking documentaries on the environmental movement and the growing threats to our biosphere.

Earthlings
Blue Gold: World Water Wars
Shift: Beyond the Numbers of the Climate Crisis
All Things Are Connected
The Fight For Amazonia
Flow: For Love Of Water
Here Comes the Sun
The World According To Monsanto
The Story of Stuff

[24] Cosmos:

Expand your mind by exploring our indescribably large and beautiful Cosmos.

The Search for Planets Similar to Earth
Cosmic Journeys : The Largest Black Holes in the Universe
The Mystery of the Milky Way
Fractals: The Hidden Dimension
Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking: The Story of Everything
Pioneer Science: Discovering Deep Space
Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
The Strangest Things In The Universe

[25] Science:

The history of scientific discovery and how scientific instruments expand our perception.

The Complete History of Science
Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell
Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Time
Quantum Mechanics: Fabric of the Cosmos
The Light Fantastic
DNA: The Secret of Life
Parallel Universes, Alternative Timelines & Multiverse
What Is The Higgs Boson?
Infinity

[26] Evolution:

The story of our evolution and the emergence of self-aware human beings.

The Origin of Life
Homo Sapiens: The Birth of Humanity
Beyond Me
The Global Brain
Metanoia: A New Vision of Nature
Birth Of A New Humanity
Samsara
Ape Man: Adventures in Human Evolution
The Incredible Human Journey
The Human Family Tree

[27] Psychology and The Brain:

New research is shining a spotlight on how we can improve our brains.

How Smart Can We Get?
The Science of Lust
The Secret You
What Are Dreams?
A Virus Called Fear
Beyond Thought (Awareness Itself)
The Human Brain
Superconscious Mind: How To Double Your Brain’s Performance
How Does Your Memory Work?
Secrets of the Mind

[28] Modern History:

The story of the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the modern world.

History of the World in Two Hours
The Industrial Revolution
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
The French Revolution
Big Sugar
The American Revolution

[29] Pre-Modern History:

The story of the Americas and European history in the pre-modern world.

Socrates, Aristotle and Plato
The Medici: The Most Influencial Family In The World
A History of Celtic Britain
The Crusades: Victory and Defeat
The Vikings: Voyage To America
Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution

[30] Current Events:

Become more informed about current events that are shaping the world.

Syria: The Reckoning
Empire: Putin’s Russia
The New Arms Race
The Killing of Yasser Arafat
Egypt In Crisis
Inside Obama’s Presidency
The Untouchables: How Obama Protected Wall Street
Behind The Rhetoric: The Real Iran
A History of the Middle East since WWII
Climate Wars

[31] Ancient Civilizations:

Fascination explorations into the ancient civilizations of our past.

The Persian Empire : Most Mysterious Civilization in the Ancient World
What The Ancients Did For Us
What the Ancients Knew
Egypt: Beyond the Pyramids
Secrets of the Ancient Empires
Graham Hancock’s Quest For The Lost Civilization
Atlantis: The Lost Continent
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

I hope you enjoy watching some of these mind expanding documentaries! If you have a personal favorite, please share it with everyone in the comments.

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