imprisoning-communities

anonymous asked:

How do you feel about Otayuri being given much more of a leg to stand on with the Welcome to the Madness short? I know how you feel about the pairing, but how do you feel about it heading toward canon?

I mean, no.

15 year old just meets someone who has seen him as a goal for the past few years. Doesn’t know or remember him but is willing to try a friendship for once.

Otabek might admire Yurio but he’s remembered Yurio over years and years and probably idolized him somewhat. Wants to be friends with the kid.

Yurio literally saw Victor and Yuuri doing something extra and because he likes attention and doesn’t like being beaten, he wanted to be even more EXTRA. How much more can you get after doing a same sex ice dance? Strip free of your clothes with the help of a friend.

We already knew that Yurio’s EX program was going to be wild because it’s his chance to do what he wants for once. But the comic literally shows him wanting to outdo Victuuri in someway.

It’s really no ‘proof’ in my eyes.

People are always going, ‘well Victor fell in love within hours’, and perhaps he did, but it took him 4 months to see Yuuri again. 

{Personally I think Victor was crushing on Yuuri because I don’t believe in love at first sight. That’s a bunch of BS. I think he was amazed by how Yuuri was acting and his temperament, and found himself interested because Yuuri is fun. Not that he did anything about that interest for months.}

It wasn’t suddenly 3 days later where the two are pushed into a relationship by viewers simply because they shook hands and said they’re friends now. And not even then were they something. It took 8 months after meeting again for anything truly romantic to really happen between them, with in depth discussions about love and feelings to get to where they are.

I don’t like pushing an emotionally stunted kid into sexual or romantic relationships when he hasn’t even had a friend before. This kid can’t even handle basic kindness very well and people think that he’s just a natural at relationships? Oh he who never had a friend before and couldn’t understand why Yuuko was so nice to him? Why the Katsukis were so kind?

Also, again, I view him as Aro and Ace, so it bothers me even further for him to be pushed into sexual situations by fans whom I’ve had to block extensively. Like, can’t he have a friend for a bit before he’s forced into a relationship that would have Otabek doing community service and paying massive fines?

People mistake Age of Consent. Because 16 year olds in Russia can consent to sex, they think it means that it’s legal for anyone to have sex with a 16 year old. That is not the case in fact. Otabek is 18+ and that makes him no longer a minor. People over 18 getting caught in sexual acts with minors, even if the minor can consent by law, can be imprisoned, fined, forced into community service, or placed on probation. Laws get even murkier if it’s a resident of another country.

Basically, I don’t ship it for various reasons. I don’t see anything as a reason to ship it either. Hell, I didn’t even start shipping Victuuri until episode 7 when Yuuri burst into tears and explained his feelings. It was Victor’s worry and attempts to help that made me ship it, and when they kissed, then I was on with it.

I wasn’t suddenly going ‘omg they’re perfect for each other!’ when Victor showed up in Hasetsu. I needed proof that they would even make a good couple to begin with.

So anyway, I honestly don’t see anything relatively ship worthy in the recent releases. Especially since everyone is going on about how ‘gay’ it obviously is and I’m over here like, I did stuff worse than that all the time with my friend Jai and we aren’t into each other. 


Also, if I start getting whining Otayuri lovers who complain about my opinions, y’all will be told to fuck off and will probably be blocked. I didn’t order anyone on how to ship their shit, I’m explaining why the hell I don’t ship it and why I don’t see it as something to be shipped anyway. If you can’t handle opinions, why bother with the internet at all?

anonymous asked:

hey kiddo do you have any recent ish marvey fic recs? ive lit read everything twice im dying im experiencing drought fic wise

Hey! Oh, I feel kinda bad now because I have to admit that I’ve been rather remiss of late in that I haven’t been reading a great deal of Marvey fic the past little while (which is grossly unfair to all the extremely talented Marvey writers out there, I know).

But I have read ‘Chocolate’ by @writing2reachyou (with contributions by @sairyn-noc) which revolves around Mike exploring his submissive side and while I’m not hugely into d/s fics this one definitely captures the imagination as we get a real insight into Mike’s mindset. http://archiveofourown.org/works/7526629/chapters/17109355

Or for something fluffier, but still with a dash of angst, I absolutely love ‘Bayu Bayushki Bayu’, also by @writing2reachyou. It features an imprisoned Mike communicating with Harvey via letters and a radio phone-in show and I love it! http://archiveofourown.org/works/6882250/chapters/15700540

Then there’s ‘Message in a Bottle’ by @sairyn-noc (writing under the name Sairyn on AO3), an angsty, just want to bash their heads together fic where Harvey is pining for an oblivious Mike. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10790781/chapters/23934609

Also, 'A Condition of Happiness’ by @eadunne2 which is adorable, fluffy goodness. https://archiveofourown.org/works/10606785

And last, but definitely never least, @loyalty2waystreet has just finished her collection of mini fics (all collected under the banner of 'Millie’s Mini Marvey Musings’ on AO3) and I can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’re looking for sweet, funny, feelgood fics that will leave you with a smile on your face and a warm, fuzzy feeling all over, they’re for you. http://archiveofourown.org/works/10559610/chapters/24735378

I have no idea if those links will work, I’m afraid, because I’m not the most technologically adept person in the world, but all the fics mentioned are on AO3. And if anyone else out there wants to jump in with some recs, please do. I hope you find something you’ll enjoy among this little lot, dear anon. Thanks for the ask, I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful.😘

ETA - ooh, ooh, ooh! Come back, I have another one, nonnie! I can’t believe I almost forgot to include 'Contact High’ by @queerbuffy (writing under the name transboysora on AO3)! I came up with the title ffs! How could I forget that one?! Anyway, go read it! It’s smoking hot (pun fully intended!).😉 https://archiveofourown.org/works/10897791

And @littlepinkpencil has started writing drabbles again! Yay! Check out her earlier ones if you haven’t already. http://archiveofourown.org/works/9280469/chapters/21131885

World War II AU - Ben Organa Solo

BEN ORGANA SOLO was born in Paris, France in the year 1917 to Jewish parents, Han Solo and Leia Organa Skywalker.

As a child, Ben was quiet and timid. He spent most of his time reading books in the loft above his mother’s bookstore or pottering around in the gardens with his uncle, Luke. His favourites were books about the arts and history, such as Munch and Van Gogh because despite his unstable relationship with his parents he found he related to the artist’s suffering. He also loved school, having many stories to tell about his grandfather who served in the great war. However, he didn’t have many friends and so his childhood was lonely and reserved to his studies until his sister Rey was born in 1923.

When he hit his teenage years Ben was put in the class of a man named Snoke. He was also Jewish and had served in the war alongside Ben’s grandfather. Because of this he told Ben many tales about how good Anakin had been before his death (KIA) and this later lead to Ben becoming hostile towards his father who didn’t join the war, instead becoming a cigarette smuggler. Snoke would later groom Ben into joining the army prior to the Fall of France in 1940.

When the Nazis invaded France and began to imprison the Jewish community, Leia and Han told Ben to get Rey as far away from France as possible. Ben didn’t want to leave his parents, not knowing what was going to happen to them if he left. After staying in France for a few days he found that escaping became his only option and he left with his sister to England where he joined the British army.

He was put under charge of General Hux just after he joined at the age of 23. He almost immediately found himself attracted to the young General, after realising that he was gay as a teenager. Rey is the only person he’s ever told, though some other soldiers do catch on to his attempts with the General and he suffers some cruelty because of this.

|Au Tag|

Imagine that, instead of imprisonment on Asgard, Loki must do community service in New York to make amends.  Though deprived of the sceptre, he is permitted to use magic; after all, there’s Chitauri cadavers and fallen masonry everywhere. But, while magic makes clearing up much faster, it leaves Loki with many hours of community service to fulfil.

You are his long-suffering community service officer so it’s your job to find him useful chores to do. The tasks are menial and dull and Loki is often tempted to speed them up with magic. He also likes to do things his way.  The others in the group resent him at first because of what he did to their city, but soon they find they can rely on him to keep things interesting.

After a day of painting the lines on the roads, the island of Manhattan wakes one morning to the traffic chaos because Loki finished the job in the night by magic and was rather creative. After that the team are put a simpler painting job - Brooklyn Bridge -, until it’s suddenly found finished, in an eye-catching shade of green.

Loki is just too efficient at litter collection. He puts a homing spell on trash so that it migrates naturally to the dump.  But people keep getting hit by flying candy wrappers, and professional litter collectors are up in arms that he’s stealing their work.

Finally, you decide to put him on a really disgusting job: dredging the lake in Central Park.  But by the morning of the second day all the sludge has gone from the lake.  It’s later found piled up at the foot of Stark Tower. So you put him on shovelling it out… manually, no magic allowed.  You are most surprised and heartened when the rest of the team muck in to help him.

5. Struggle

Disclaimer: Fairy Tail and all of its characters belong to Hiro Mashima.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful and fair princess. She had hair that shone like gold, and her eyes were the color of melted chocolate. Her skin was as soft as lily petals. The princess was currently sitting in a cubicle typing away on her computer. While she is beautiful, currently she’s a bit frazzled. Her hair was pulled from her face into a messy, tangled bun held together by a couple of pens. A half eaten lunch sat forgotten on the corner of her desk next to a stale cup of coffee. Our princess was Lucy Heartfilia.

Lucy was a hard working accountant for one of the largest companies in all of Fiore, Era Incorporated. She worked hard at her job. Many days staying late into the night. Tonight was one of those nights. The clock ticked close to midnight as she sent her last email. Business had picked up for the company which meant more overtime for her. The pay was good, but Lucy would love a day where she got home at a decent hour.

The blonde gathered up her purse and flicked of the lamp on her desk casting shadows everywhere. The nightly cleaning crew was even gone. She hit the button on the elevator to go down to the ground floor. As she waited, Lucy looked out the window with a smile gracing her features.

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Nothing about doing, glorifying or promoting drugs is cool. Being a drug addict isn’t cool… It’s sad, lonely, and full of darkness. Drugs destroy communities and imprison individuals. People need to stop treating drugs like it’s this thing people do casually every now and then without any side effects or long term dependency. Live your life the way you choose to, but don’t drag people down with you.

ACTION

#SelmaSoundOff is an action intended to engage audiences of “Selma” with the demands and beliefs of the #Ferguson/#BlackLivesMatter movement. 

#SelmaSoundOff is a three-part action-

1) Die-In: we ask that ALL die-ins happen outside of “Selma” showings. The intention is not to disrupt the movie itself. Die-ins can happen before and/or after showings. Please plan your action based on the showing times at the theatre of your choosing.

2) During your die-in (4.5 minutes): we ask that you read either the demands and beliefs from TheDemands.org or FergusonAction.com. These demands are below.

3) After your die-in: we ask that you distribute to as many as possible either the demands and beliefs from TheDemands.org or FergusonAction.com

This is a simple action, but if done around the country we believe we can have a great impact on the awareness and discussion that this audience has and the sharing of proper information about the direction, demands, and goals of this movement. 

-Charles Wade (@akacharleswade) / (@ophelporhush) operationhelporhush.org

FOR READING AND DISTRIBUTION AT YOUR #SELMASOUNDOFF ACTION:

Full Demands @ TheDemands.org

Michael Brown Jr. was murdered on August 9, 2014.

This movement began as a response to his murder, highlighting the systemic and structural racism that allowed impunity for Darren Wilson.

These are our beliefs and our demands.

DEMAND #1 – POLITICAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE DEATH OF MICHAEL BROWN, JR.

We believe that Michael Brown, Jr. was murdered and that the political structures and representatives in Missouri must be held accountable for their responses, or lack thereof, to his murder.

DEMAND #2 – SPECIAL PROSECUTOR FOR ALL DEADLY FORCE CASES

We believe that a special prosecutor must be appointed in every incident that involves an officer’s use of deadly force.

DEMAND #3 – POLICE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR USE OF DEADLY FORCE

We believe that officers should be accountable for the use of deadly force in every encounter.

DEMAND #4 – END OVERPOLICING AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POVERTY

We believe that Missouri has a history and current practice of using fines and fees in structurally and systemically racist ways that disproportionately impact the poor and pushes people further into poverty.

DEMAND #5 – REPRESENTATIVE POLICE FORCE AND INTENTIONAL OFFICER TRAINING

We believe that a police force should be representative of those citizens that it is designed to service and protect. We also believe that police officers should be adequately and intentionally trained to perform his/her duties.

DEMAND #6 – END FUNDING FOR DISCRIMINATORY POLICE FORCES

We believe that any police department that engages in racially discriminatory profiling should not receive state or federal funding until corrective actions supported by the United States Department of Justice are implemented.

DEMAND #7 – TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION ON STRUCTURAL AND SYSTEMIC INEQUALITIES IN MISSOURI

We believe that an independent commission is necessary to be appointed in consultation with the United States Department of Justice to study and make recommendations related to remedies of civil rights violations in Missouri.

DEMAND #8 – THE RIGHT TO PROTEST

We believe in the right to protest and the government’s responsibility to honor and protect this right.

DEMAND #9 – PASS THE NATIONAL “END RACIAL PROFILING” LEGISLATION

We believe that the United States Congress must pass the “End Racial Profiling” legislation (H. 2851, S. 1038) introduced by Congressman John Conyers.

Full Demands @ FergusonAction.com

OUR VISION FOR A NEW AMERICA

WE WANT JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN. WE WANT FREEDOM FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

We Want an End to all Forms of Discrimination and the Full Recognition of our Human Rights

We Want An Immediate End To Police Brutality And the Murder Of Black, Brown & All Oppressed People

We Want Full Employment For Our People

We Want Decent Housing Fit For The Shelter Of Human Beings

We Want an End to the School to Prison Pipeline & Quality Education for All

We Want Freedom from Mass Incarceration and an End to the Prison Industrial Complex

-NATIONAL DEMANDS

1)The De-militarization of Local Law Enforcement across the country

2) A Comprehensive Review of systemic abuses by local police departments, including the publication of data relating to racially biased policing, and the development of best practices.

3) Repurposing of law enforcement funds to support community based alternatives to incarceration and the conditioning of DOJ funding on the ending of discriminatory policing and the adoption of DOJ best practices.

4) A Congressional Hearing investigating the criminalization of communities of color, racial profiling, police abuses and torture by law enforcement

5) Support the Passage of the End Racial Profiling Act

6) The Obama Administration develops, legislates and enacts a National Plan of Action for Racial Justice

The increasing criminalization of black men has meant that, as a group, black men are stigmatized. Many people assume, even as Jesse Jackson has recently admitted, that young black men are “trouble.” This image was exploited by the first George Bush in 1988, when he used the infamous “Willie Horton” ads in his election campaign for U.S. president. At that time, there had already been some state-level efforts made toward imposing mandatory sentencing, but once Bush Sr. was in office, he promptly proposed some of the harshest penalties for nonviolent crime in the nation’s history. These new penalties were aimed at enforcing federal drug-trafficking laws, thus criminalizing even more black men and reinforcing an image that helped solidify the stereotype. The social concept of the “dangerous young black man,” so deeply ingrained in our nation’s consciousness, continues to fuel punitive politics (Bontrager, Bales, and Chiricos 2005; Chiricos, Welch, and Gertz 2004). It helps explain why young black men without criminal records find it harder to get entry-level employment than do young white men with criminal records (Pager 2007).
—  Todd R. Clear, Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse