I suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder from my years as a war correspondent. I instantly recognized fellow sufferers of PTSD in prostituted women and girls when I interviewed them in refugee and displacement camps in Latin America, Africa and the Balkans. Prostituted women in and near war zones are as commonplace as corpses. Once a culture descends into the sickness of violence, once a culture allows human beings to become racialized objects of exploitation, there is an explosion of rape and prostitution, along with pornography. War, like neoliberal economics, sees only commodities, not sentient beings with the ability to feel pain and joy. And making war on people, as well as the planet, lies at the heart of neoliberal economics.

somewhatnewtothis asked:

I love the colours you like to use, I instantly recognize your art style, I love the way you do lots of muscle definition on practically everyone you draw, I love the ships you draw and just what you draw in general. I always get really excited when I see Steven Universe stuff drawn by you because I 10000% know I'll enjoy it. It gives me similar feelings to when I watch the actual show. Your art gives me life and you're fucking awesome!


The way tumblr changed how reblogs appear is actually really nice because I can now instantly sort through responses and recognize people by their icons. I actually like this change and it’s pretty much what I’ve wanted since I joined.

I think people are upset about the change because we’re so used to tumblr making unnecessary and stupid changes that it’s legitimately difficult to process the idea that they actually made a good change.

Just My Misfortune - Chapter 9 - Shadowwing94 - Kuroko no Basuke | Kuroko's Basketball [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

You thought I was done didn’t you? :3 Well, this is the surprise! I actually wrote TWO chapters this time!

Chapter title: Memories

Words: 2700+

Pairings for this chapter: Akafuri

 “I looked at you and recognized you instantly. All of our lives flashed through my mind in a split second.”

 Chapter 9

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anonymous asked:

Of all the 922 blogs I follow, yours is the only blog whose url and pic I can instantly recognize as I scroll through my dash. every time i come across a post or reblog by you, i know it's gonna be some good shit - and i have not once been disappointed! and since this is an ask thing, i'll ask a question: there's obviously gonna be a zeref vs. end/natsu fight in the near future, but do you think Lucy will have an impact on the fight also?

uhsHAJJOISJ aww you’re too sweet <3 I just changed my icon to derp Zeref… I love him. 

To answer your question; yes. I think Lucy is going to have quite a significant role in this arc dealing with Zeref. I have so many headcanons for it… but my top one for this situation is Zeref wants to hurt someone who is precious to Natsu; no one is more precious to Natsu than Lucy. I think Zeref is going to use Lucy to get to Natsu to try to transform him into END. Knowing Lucy… she’ll do whatever it takes to get Natsu back to his original self; even if it means sacrificing her own life. 

So yes… I do believe Lucy will be a major impact on the Zeref vs. END! Natsu battle. 

Seeing people who can draw the RWBY characters is so amazing to me like, I can be staring at a screencap an still not draw anything right and ya’ll can whip up a sketch of Ruby in .00025 seconds that I can instantly recognize as her. 

Seriously god bless the fan artists you guys deserve all the love you can get.

neptunesims replied to your post: Can you recognize her? Hint in the tag…

I thought Emma Stone instantly!

whimsy-pix replied to your post: Can you recognize her? Hint in the tag…

Amazing! Didn’t even need the tags. ;)

You don’t even know how happy this made me! I have sims crisis lately so it’s great to know that my sims still can be recognizable :D

Oh, and welcome back, whimsy-pix! Good to see you here!

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anonymous asked:

Do you think Regina or Zelena looks more like Cora? Mother-daughter resemblances are a strange thing on OUAT. Like Emma and Snow look a whole lot alike, but then you have other mother-daughter pairings like Maleficent and Lily, or Colette and Belle, who didn't look much alike. Oh, they shared a few features, but no one would instantly recognize them as being related.

I guess Regina?  Neither Lana nor Bex bears a striking resemblance to Barbara Hershey in the way Emma and Snow do, but I’d say Lana’s facial features are way more similar than Bex’s. If you look at Regina’s parents you can believe that she’s their daughter.  Zelena doesn’t really favor Cora - I guess you could say she takes after her father? Really it’s just the red/reddish hair that ties her to  her mother.  

I read that they wanted Bex and tailored the WWOW role for her.  So I don’t think family resemblance was too high on the list when they cast her - and it’s likely they made the decision to bring OZ to the show and then decided on the infamous ouat “family connection” plot later.

DOn’t even get me started on the Lily thing.  Did they know they wanted the adult actress first and then decided to include a young Lily that resembled Regina for queer baiting purposes - simply not givinging a fuck that she wouldn’t look anything like the adult version? Or did they cast that  beautiful young latina actress and then whitewash the fuck out of her character because they wanted to hire Agnes and don’t care at all about representation or continuity?  I don’t know and don’t really care anymore because either way it’s BULLSHIT. Worst casting fail ever.

Collette and Belle I had no problem with - looking at Belle’s father it’s a believable family. I don’t expect every set of family characters to be as exact as Emma/Snow because not all families have such a strong family resemblance. But you can’t just change a characters race and expect nobody to notice or complain.

ship-picky asked:

Do you believe in love at first sight? I ask for Sometimes reasons.

Absolutely!  I’ve fallen in it twice.  

I swear, there’s this electric rush you get when the person in front of you is going to be in your life for years.  

But since you’re asking for Sometimes reasons, I DON’T think Veronica would believe in it.  

Just got this memoir graphic novel about a girl living in the east bay during the 70s while working as a waitress and going to CCA. I opened it to the first page and instantly recognized the layout of Mama’s Royal Cafe, which I’ve been staring at during my lunch breaks from across the street lately. Reading this instantly makes me think of so many people that I know and who have been in my life.☕️🎨💊🚬

therapyfortravesty asked:

Hello! For the ask: Kiwi, Blueberry, Cherry, and Fig :)

fig:what’s something you like to the point of hating it?Thank you! 

  • kiwi: how do you act when you first meet people?

hunh. I do not think that I have ever quite observed myself from the outside. Lies.  I am good at ascertaining peoples’ basic temperament through observing so I will tailor my response to them often. I tend to be quiet and observant unless I instantly recognize some thread of commonality in which case I am talkative and expressive. I just get a little excited to encounter like minds. Otherwise, yeah. Silent. Watchful. 

  • blueberry: what’s your favorite childhood memory?

I think it’s sitting at the kitchen table by the window drawing. We lived in this one place that had many windows and was across from the ocean. and there was a large hibiscus growing just outside that provided privacy and shade. It was so beautiful there. 

  • cherry: what are you passionate about?

MUSIC, writing, dancing, plants and all things otherlandish, food, colors, textures. Just life. I saw this quote somewhere about squeezing life like it’s a succulent piece of citrus and drinking up the juices. I was fortunate that my parents lived interesting lives when I was small. They lived their lives and included me in them. I got to go to nice restaurants and recitals, museums and they always had on music in the evenings, loudly of all different sorts and interesting friends would come visit and talk. My mother also drew and took pictures and had her own darkroom. And she was very opinionated about things and shared them. 

I love to write and to listen to the same tunes over and over like they’re new and to get a little lost in my own imagination but only insofar as it enriches the outside world as well. I want both of them, not to escape or to deny one or the other.  

  • fig: what’s something you like to the point of hating it?

Hmm. I can get a little obsessive over sweets, like I will occasionally indulge until I am sick of them and loathe the sight of them. But I am not sure that is what you mean. I have dreams about them. 

Writing! Haha. I love/hate writing sometimes and I will push myself until I start to think horrible thoughts like “I am never writing again.” And when the muse is being cruel, I feel like I can’t stop and I will sort of semi wreck myself before seeing sense and taking a break.

*looks up* sheesh. That was probably more than you bargained for. :)