The Sandra Bland jury is 80% white.

I live in NYC, a liberal, progressive city familiar with very public police overreach and discrimination.  We seem to regularly pay million dollar settlements to the families of victims murdered by cops (that never go to jail).  If I find eight random white people on the street and ask them about Sandra Bland, at least two of them will say “Well, she should have just put out her cigarette…” or “She disrespected the officer…” or “She had a history of mental illness…” and that’s here, in NYC.

Eight white people in the South?  In Texas? 

The good people of Waller County might as well get their checkbooks ready.  There will be no indictments here, but of course, taxpayers will be forking over a multi-million dollar settlement in a civil suit against the police.

Keep reading

It’s a result of a psychological phenomenon called the ‘mere-exposure’ effect, and it can leave you feeling rejected. Especially when you get ready to go out and you think you’re looking good, then a friend posts a bunch of pictures and you’re like 'Oh shit - WTF?“ and THEN you start to hate your own image because your brain thinks you should look 'better,’ but 'better’ is actually just the 'you’ that you’re more comfortable with because you’ve been exposed to it more.



I don’t really know how to explain what happened here. There was photoshop, some sunday free time, and me having seen peachymints’ too-farkin-adorable dysfunctional swim family AU

First pic is when the kids come home from a fieldtrip at the zoo and Rei is totally fanboying over the butterflies there. Meanwhile, Sousuke gets the Intense Disapproving Look from Haru (Rin’s all like: ‘U ok brah, what’s wrong?’ and Sousuke’s like.. ‘Eh.. just lost my appetite, is all…’)

Second pic is the parents waking them up for school!

Oh my jeebus.. just bury me in this AU.. I’m ready to throw money at some animators to animate episodes of this, because i can’t animate for shizz and neither can i do backgrounds!

in the meantime, ya’ll should also check out peachymints’ art :D it’s super cute and will undoubtedly make anyone’s day!!

I have this client, who came proudly to our office with his design for a website, and wanted us to create it. We didn’t see a problem with the design; it was sound, except for a few minor details, which we explained should be done differently. He accepted and gave us the go-ahead to build it for him.
After a lot of work, we were ready to share a preview of the site with the client.

Client: Yes, this looks great so far.

We get back to working on the site. Tuesday comes around, and we’re working to get the site live by Friday, and the client calls.

Client: Something’s been bothering me about the site.

Me: What’s the problem?
Client: I can’t quite figure it out. Please come down to my office so we can look at it.

The client’s office is about 1.5 hours away, so we head over and meet with him, and together, we eventually make one very minor tweak to the design.

Client: It’s perfect!

We continue to work on the site’s backend, making no further design changes, and we’re still anticipating going live on Friday.

Wednesday morning, I come in to find 36 new emails sent from the client all within one hour, claiming that “his design was ruined” and it wasn’t what he wanted. In the last email, he wrote:

Client: Screw it. I don’t like this whole design. Take it back to the drawing board and do it all over.

Can you imagine if everyone updated social media the way YouTubers update?

“I’m turning on my kitchen faucet guys. I can’t tell you why yet, but you should be geTTING EXCITED!!”

“Okay, I guess the cat’s out of the bag and I’ve **finally** got permission to tell you guys - I’m doing the dishes!!”

“The dishes will be done in ten minutes, get ready”

“Five minutes guys. ARE YOU EXCITED YET??!”

“Okay, dishes are DONE!! Go Go GO! Please RT, fav, follow, call your mom and tell her (she wants to hear from you anyway and you know you don’t call her enough lol jk guys). The DISHES! I still can’t believe it.”

“Alright, now that I’m done talking about me and the DISHES (I know, right?), ILY goodbye, goodnight, don’t forget to reblog too”

Work Work || Closed RP

After weeks of rest, relaxation, and spending time with his family, Aatto was excited to finally go back to work after a little less than a year. He had missed it a lot, and now he and Blue were excitedly getting ready for the day. He had heard from Jack and Hiccup that a few people had heard of him coming back, and we’re hanging around the shop until he did.

“So what do you think, should I dress up a bit for today,” Aatto asked Ice when he got out of the shower.


You and Calum had been dating for a while now, and recently he had started distancing himself - he didn’t hold your hand as often, he didn’t text you good morning and goodnight, he kept spending more and more time with the boys. Eventually you began to think that he was going to break up with you. One day you decided to confront him about it, stating that if he was done with the relationship that he should just stop dragging it out. Calum’s face would instantly soften, his eyes looking at the ground as he scuffed the toe of his shoe against the tiled floor. You waited for a response, cross armed and ready to go fix your broken heart. Finally, though, Calum glanced back up at you, taking a deep breath. “I think I’m in love with you. And it scares the shit out of me. There’s this feeling in my stomach that makes me so nervous but at the same time you make my heart beat faster and my head gets all fuzzy when I think about you. I love you and I just - I don’t know what to do about it.” Your shoulders relaxed as you listened to him, this tall, broad, tough boy with tattoos looked so scared and tiny in front of you, baring his soul. Walking forward you grabbed one of his hands, lacing your fingers through his. “I love you, too. But pushing me away isn’t necessarily going to keep me around,” you laughed, smiling sweetly at Calum. He smiled, too, rubbing at his forehead with his free hand. “Do you, uh, wanna hang out tonight?” he asked. “Maybe I can make up for the way I’ve been acting. And show you how much I love you.” You blushed at his words but nodded, your heart racing at the thought of Calum actually being in love with you. 

How to style your hair like Lucas'

Step 1: if it’s not already, dye your hair yellow

Step 2: start to cry

Step 3: go to your nearest garden store and purchase about 500-1,000 sunflower seeds.

Step 4: I hope you didn’t stop crying because you need to water the sunflowers in your new sunflower garden somehow

Step 5: let the sunflowers grow for a couple of weeks. Make sure they are vibrant and healthy. You should have been crying since step 2. Keep watering with tears. While you wait for your sunflower garden to grow, continue on reading.

Step 6: use the tears that are still coming out to get your hair to stick up in the front and sides, like Lucas’

Step 7: your sunflower garden should be ready. Go stand in the middle of it.

Step 8: when you stand in the middle of your sunflower garden while continuing to cry, your hair will solidify and stay that way for as long as you remain, which hopefully, is longer than your mom and brother.

  • ’ I believe if you were dead the world would be a better place. ’
  • ’ You are not my knight in shining whatever. ’
  • ’ I’m not sure we’re worth fighting for. ’
  • ’ I’m gonna eat candy in the dark and pretend I’m home alone. ’
  • ’ Sometimes it’s actually painful to be around you. ’
  • ’ They say if you talk out loud while you look for something, you find it faster. ’
  • ’ This is your love day. ’
  • ’ I’d lose that crazed smile before you start cramping. ’
  • ’ It’s harder to love someone than walk away from them. ’
  • ’ No, I choose me. ’
  • ’ We’re adults, we’re going to fight. ’
  • ’ Everyone said I was ready. You said I would be okay, so I thought I should just do it and get it over with. But I wasn’t ready for…to be… ’
  • ’ I met a puppy once that was half German Shepherd, half teacup Chihuahua. And all I could think was…how did you happen? ’
  • ’ You should go. Cause I’m about to nut punch you. ’
  • ’ Found it. It’s so old, it’s not even in the computer. ’
  • ’ I wasn’t sure what you’d be in the mood for, so I kind of got everything. Champagne, tequila, pinot noir — pick your poison. ’
  • ’ You are not a person who makes promises he doesn’t keep. ’
  • ‘ I only dance it out when something bad’s happened. ’
  • ‘ People aren’t always who you think they are. You learn to see through it. You learn fast. ’
  • ‘ You’re a surgeon, we make mistakes. We need to be forgiven. ’
  • ‘ You don’t teach by shoving someone else’s face in the dirt. That’s just being mean. And small. ’
  • ‘ Did he say anything to you before you killed him? Can you tell me what his last words were. ’
  • ‘ I’m happy and I never thought I would be again. But I am, and that’s all I need. ’
  • ‘ Aw sweetie, this is about me, this isn’t about you. ’
  • ‘ THIS is what feminism looks like, sir. ’
  • ‘ I think you’ll be a good dad. Your babies will be so foul-mouthed and dirty and cute. ’
  • ‘ I am qualified to tell you how to survive. ’
  • ‘ My husband is dead. Yeah, I’m gonna play that card. ’
  • ‘ Why do people constantly feel the need to kill their arteries. ’
  • ‘ Optimism for the win. ’
  • ‘ I told you to keep that baby in. ’
  • ‘ All my orgasms are gonna be self-made, hand-crafted ones. ’
  • ‘ Just because we can live without something, it doesn’t mean we have to. ’
  • ‘ You want to be a mess, be a mess. I don’t care, I can take it. ’
  • ‘ I just got here. I haven’t had a chance to screw anything up yet. ’
  • ‘ Maybe you’ll get lucky and you’ll snip out the part that makes her kinda bitchy. ’
  • ‘ It’s her song, so get off the stage and let her sing it. ’
  • ‘  I love you in a really really big, pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio over my head outside your window, unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you. ‘
  • ‘ I’m not good at relationships or talking about stupid feelings. ’
  • ‘ I’m still in love with you. I tried not to be, but it didn’t work. ’
  • ‘  You’re my sister, you’re my family, you’re all I’ve got. ‘
  • ‘ Everyone needs help from time to time. Someone to look out for them. Make sure they’re okay. ’
  • ‘ There comes a point when you have to suck it up and stop whining and start living. ‘
  • ‘ You died in my arms. You freakin’ died. ’
  • ‘ That’s where love exists. In delusional fantasies. ’
  • ‘ Ah, tonight I have things planned that don’t include her screaming your name. ’
  • ‘ I take things personally. I get too emotional. ’


“Pregnant, Cas. Yeah,” you nodded. “Are you ok?”

“I’m…more than ok, Y/N. Are you alright? Do you need to go to the doctor? Aren’t there vitamins you should be taking? Do we need to get ready for your water to break?” he asked, standing and walking to your side immediately, concern etched over his face.

“Not quite yet. Sounds like maybe I know about two things more about all this than you,” you laughed, taking his hand. “But we’ll be fine. We’ll figure it out together.”


Read the full story here!

the force awakens
  • finn:oh my god! poe youre alive!
  • poe internally:oh my god is that my jacket hes wearing my jacket when did he get that nevermind who cares he looks GREAT in it oh my god he looks....so good......in my jacket would he look good in my other clothes. fuck now im thinking about him wearing my clothes oh my god hes so cute does he want to go out with me should i ask ohhhhh my god
  • poe, out loud:the ,Jacket


  • you are trying out to figure out a nice way to say “i’m cute & ur trash”
  • you need to get ready to go into the metaphorical coliseum to fight the metaphorical lions of your life
  • you feel unlovable or useless or less than
  • you want to dance around your apartment in a crop top and gross 90s warehouse party leggings
  • you’re trying to find that “Things Are Looking Up! movie montage” soundtrack
  • you live in a society that tries to teach you should look good so that boys will like you, not that you should feel good so that you will like you

look yourself in the mirror. listen to this song in your headphones at a volume that would make your mother say “YOU’RE GONNA GO DEAF LIKE THAT.” look yourself in the eyes. get weird about it. it’s okay to lip-sync a pep talk to yourself in the mirror, who the fuck is gonna know? i’m not gonna tell anybody.

sing this song at yourself until you believe it.

Reaction to the first time meeting EXO <3

I’m just starting >< don’t judge, hope you like it!

Chayeol: “She is so beautiful” *Sexy Chanyeol appears*

Kris: *Doesn’t want to talk, for some reason you made him nervous* “Girls are not my style!! *Five minutes later he is all over you”

Sehun: *Is kind of nervous and starts doing aegyo*

Tao: “Let’s be best friends and buy clothes together! You like gucci right? *Imagine you are baekhyun or kai*

Kai: *Get’s ready and acts super hot* “What’s your name? I’m Kai, we should go out.

Xiumin: *Flirty mode on* “Hey girl I’m Minseok, your future boyfriend”

Baekhyun:*Start to smile at you like crazy, making you laugh and playing with you*

Luhan: “I’m Luhan and you?” *Starts acting like a man and teases you around”

Chen: “Omg have we met before? You are totally my type”

Kyungsoo: “I hope we can be good friends, if you ever need something, don’t hesitate to tell me” *is super nice*

Lay: *Doesn’t know what to do* What’s your lay, I’m name.. girl… hi?”

Suho: “Boys this is Y/N, treat her well” *Starts being shy and giggles like crazy*

I really hope you liked it, please send any request you want ^^

/I don’t own any of the GIFs unless I specify

Three to get ready, and four to go [Dilf!Eren]

so i’m not sure about all this dilf eren madness, but i heard it’s a thing now and i saw this thing by cinnamonskull on my dash. and i couldn’t get this whole scenario out of my head so yeah. why did i do this.


As Levi’s towel-drying his rain-soaked face, Isabel announces that she’s going to take the first shower and leaves for the bathroom. Levi almost protests, not wanting to be left alone with Eren and his skin-tight shirt and fluffy shaken hair, but Isabel insists that she is a girland girls need to take showers first. There’s not much Levi can say after that.

When he hears the door close down the hallway, Levi’s all too aware of the gaze Eren has on him as he finds himself slinking closer and closer to the opposite wall.

“Levi?” Eren calls curiously from across the room, and it startles him.

Levi refuses to look at him and tries to angle his body insuch a way that his current boner isn’t quite visible. He’s about to answer back, but finds that Eren has suddenly crossed the room and sidles closer and closer to him until Levi is not sure what’s going on.

Keep reading

waking up with monsta x: jooheon
  • clings around you like a koala while he sleeps
  • it’s absolutely impossible to untangle yourself from him
  • he likes to sleep in
  • whines when you try to wake him up
  • you leave the room to make coffee
  • and you come back and
  • he’s still in bed
  • so you scream at him to wake up
  • and he falls out of bed
  • and screams back at you telling you you scared him 
  • and sulks for 20 minutes bc he’s sleepy
  • but perks up when you start blasting music
  • twerks around the apartment
  • you record it and post it on snapchat
  • where the rest of mx harass him about it for a week
  • leaves to get things to make breakfast
  • comes back with literally everything but
  • you improvise and come up with something with what you have
  • ah… i’m still hungry, y/n”
  • “maybe you should’ve bought food instead of shoes, jooheon”
  • freestyles an apology to you
  • you try to ignore it but he looks so cute while doing it
  • you get ready to go out for the day
  • tells you how good you look in jeans eight times in a row
  • like really good

  • instead of going out you end up making out all day instead

Originally posted by lostinmonstax


Request: Draco and Reader request? The reader (who is a pureblood Slytherin) is under the impression that Draco is planning on asking her to the Yule Ball, come to find out he asked Pansy at the last minute. So to make Draco jealous, she convinces Harry that they should go together since neither of them can go with the person they wanted. And she neglects to tell Harry who she is hoping to make jealous. Lots of fluff at the end, please and thank you!!


“Draco’s gonna ask me today, I just know it,” you told yourself as you were getting ready that morning.

Draco Malfoy, Slytherin Prince, had been flirting with you nonstop for the past month, and you were sure he would ask you to the Yule Ball. But the ball was in 2 days, so time was running out. But he would ask you today, for sure.

You went down to breakfast and started eating. You noticed Draco approaching you and your heartbeat sped up. This was it.

“Hey Y/N,” he said with an easy smile.

“Hi Draco, how are you?” You returned the smile.

“Great, actually. I’m about to ask Pansy to the ball.”

Your smile faltered a bit but you said, “That’s great…I hope she says yes.”

“Thanks, Y/N!” He then went over to Pansy and you watched as a huge smile covered her face and she stood up to hug him.

You weren’t hungry anymore so you got up to leave. You walked out the doors and accidentally bumped into golden boy Harry Potter. You never had a problem with him like most Slytherins, but you weren’t really friends.

“Oh, sorry Harry,” you said while trying to get away quickly. Of course Harry is too nice, so he tried to strike up a conversation.

“It’s okay! Why are you in such a hurry?”

You had tears in your eyes and you looked down so he wouldn’t see.

“Um no reason,” you responded.

“What’s wrong, Y/N?” He asked.

You sighed and looked up at him. “I was expecting to be asked to the Yule Ball by someone, but they just asked someone else.”

“I’m sorry to hear that! If it makes you feel any better, the girl I asked said no,”

Suddenly you got an idea. “Well, if you want, we could go together?”

There was a moment of silence before Harry responded. “Sure! I’ll meet you outside of Slytherin Dorm at 7:00 on Saturday!”

“Okay! Thanks Harry,” you said with a sad smile and started to walk away.

“Oh and Y/N?” He called after you.

You turned back around.

“Whoever it was that didn’t ask you is really dumb.”

You gave him a real smile. “Thanks Harry. And same goes for the girl who said no to you.”

You turned back around and walked to your dorm. You were going to make Draco jealous no matter what it took.

It was the day of the ball and Harry would be there to meet you in 20 minutes. You finished the last of your makeup and put on your emerald dress.

You went down to the common room and the first people you saw were Draco and Pansy. You rolled your eyes at them acting like a couple and crossed the room.

“Hey, Y/L/N? Do you even have a date?” Pansy taunted.

You cringed at her voice and clenched your hands into fists, but didn’t acknowledge her. The two of you had never gotten along, and this made it even worse.

“Pansy leave her alone,” you heard Draco murmur.

You shook your head and left to wait for Harry.

You were still angry when he arrived and it was very obvious.

“Hey, Y/N!” He called.

“Hi,” you responded shortly.

“What’s wrong?”

“Nothing Harry. Let’s just go, okay?” You said and forced a smile.

The two of you went and you honestly had a good time, even if you were thinking about Draco the whole time. You looked over at him a few times and he looked annoyed and like he wasn’t having fun at all. Towards the end of the night you saw he wasn’t even with Pansy anymore.

The ball ended and you hugged Harry and thanked him for a good night.

“I hope things work out with whoever it was you really wanted to go with,” Harry said.

“And I hope Cho comes to her senses and sees what she’s missing out on,” you replied with a wink.

Harry was about to deny the Cho accusation but before he could you said, “Everyone knows, Harry.”

You both laughed and said goodbye.

You were walking back to your dorm when you heard someone call your name. You turned and it was Draco. You rolled your eyes and kept walking.

“Y/N!” He yelled and ran to catch up with you.

You sighed and looked at him. “What?” You snapped.

“Potter? You really went to the ball with Potter?”

“Yes Draco, I did! Although I don’t know why you seem to care.”

“I care because it’s Potter and you’re a Slytherin!”

“Unlike you, Draco, I don’t care. I have no reason to hate Harry. Now if we’re done.” You turned and were about to walk away but Draco grabbed your arm.

“No, we’re not done, Y/N! How could you go to the ball with him?!”

“It’s really none of your business Draco, but if you must know, I couldn’t go with who I really wanted to go with because he asked a stuck-up bitch to go with him even though he led me on for a month!” You shouted. “How dare you say anything about me going with Harry when you went with Pansy fucking Parkinson.”

“I didn’t want to go with Pansy! My father made me!” Draco responded.

You looked around. “That’s weird because I don’t see your father anywhere around here.”

“Y/N, you of all people know how my father is and that I don’t really have a choice after he tells me to do something.”

He was right, you did know, but you weren’t going to admit that.

“Whatever, Draco. It doesn’t matter,” you said in a calmer tone.

“Yes it does. I’m sorry, Y/N.” He grabbed your hand. “I should have asked you. The whole time all I could pay attention to was how beautiful you looked and how unfair it was that Potter was the one who got to enjoy it. I dislike Pansy almost as much as you, but our parents are friends so I have to act like I don’t. She got pretty mad at me tonight though because I just kept talking about you.” A light blush covered Draco’s cheeks and you gave him a small smile.

“Ah, there’s that smile,” he said. “It’s been too long since I’ve seen it.”

You blushed deep red and Draco laughed and pulled you in for a hug. You rested your head on his chest and couldn’t help the grin on your face.

“Be my girlfriend, Y/N. Please?” He asked.

You looked up at him.

“I suppose…” You joked.

“Wonderful,” he said and leaned down to give you a quick kiss. “I can’t wait for Pansy and my father to find out.”

You laughed.

“Me either, Draco.”

a playlist where the songs (and their messages) get more upbeat as it goes on 

what a catch, donnie - fall out boy // car radio - twenty one pilots // fake your death - my chemical romance // underdog - you me at six // be calm - fun. // everything is alright - motion city soundtrack // c'mon - panic! at the disco (featuring fun.) // i am not a robot - marina and the diamonds // house of gold - twenty one pilots // getting better - the beatles // i’m not down - the clash // move along - the all american rejects // kill your heroes - awolnation // ready to go (get me out of my mind) - panic! at the disco

listen here