is this against the rules

anonymous asked:

is it against the rules to have an antrho snyail? :0 (super cute species btw i love them ;w;)

anthro snyails r totally fine!! i was gonna make an infographic w some more info on anthro snyails, but idk when i’ll get around to it dfbhfjkd for now, here was my Very First snyail snyail sheet with a quick note on anthros:

Also for the record, it’s the shipper that’s made me come close to outright breaking my rule against callout posts so many times, just because they make me SO UNCOMFORTABLE and send me into a goddamn anxiety attack every time I have to see their art (art of AUs they refuse to give me credit for) on other people’s blogs.

anonymous asked:

I kinda share ur love for older men and today I found out that one of my profs (who i find kinda hot) has a reputation for having affairs with students, and like, he’s been making a lot of eye contact with me in class what do I do mum

as your wise mother I’m here to tell you to do nothing and if there’s a rule against what that guy is doing considering his position as professor he should be reported yuck

anonymous asked:

i didnt get the thing with the shoe.... why did he take it

This is a bit complicated so please excuse my probably very lengthy post in advance…

The last scene was a bit ambiguous mostly because of how it ended, Lucifer’s smile, actions and of course the song… By the way, I was a bit disappointed they used that song for that scene but it also made so much sense. 

Let’s begin with the song. Legend by The Score.   I absolutely love that song and I know that @ships-sailing-in-the-night does too. The song basically carries Lucifer’s conviction that the name, the reputation he has set for centuries cannot be changed over his new reality. 

Lucifer is known as the lover, the deal maker, the bad guy but not evil according to him. He is the Punisher, the first rebel, the first Fallen, he is thus the point of reference for every guilty desire humanity may have, going against morality and against the rules of what is safe and simple. 

As Linda noted though in one of Lucifer’s sessions, Lucifer had acted out due to the neglect he felt from his parents and that led to being kicked out. He created, therefore, this invulnerable persona with his newly God-given name… Lucifer. What we usually fail to realise is that Lucifer is exactly who Chloe believes he is. A man with a difficult past who hides behind a persona, drugs, drinking and sex. He abhors being called Samael because along with everything else he is now Lucifer, a self-appointed identity he created away from Dad. Now that identity in S3 crumbles. 

He has no longer his Devil face, he has wings, there is something out there worse than him and he is enjoying playing Monopoly over wine and candies with Cloe and her Spawn? You can see how that has unsettled him when he tries so hard to prove in this season that he has not changed. So he dubs this concern as a worry over his reputation and not his identity but that’s the issue here. Lucifer acted out for centuries but the writers gave us two hints of who he really is when not throwing a tantrum: 

The first was the judge at 3x04 where he admits that all he wants is to reconnect with his wife as she is the only one he can be his true self with. Sex and partying are no longer appealing and the man wants to just play go-fish and reconnect with his ex-wife. The Judge brought forward, in my opinion, Lucifer as an old being who is on the verge of realisation that constant partying and sex is not really him and wants to just have a true connection. Just reverse Go-fish with Monopoly. 

The second is the famous guy in 3x08. He tells upfront that to be with someone who is not pretending was what drew him to Kim. At the same time, we see that everyone in that episode is a pretender and they all find it either exhausting or in the case of the murder… Well, pretending drove him to commit murder. The point of that episode is what followed 3x06′s moral message, all bluffs one day are uncovered and then what?

Additionally to the two hints above we also had one in S2 when Lucifer never joined the Britneys in 2x09 for a Trio (or was it a foursome?) and he felt empty that night in his penthouse although he was never alone… Therefore you can see there is a constant question of who Lucifer is when the acting up stops when the bluff is over… 

And now finally the shoe…. The shoe in Monopoly represents the hard work you have to go through in order to obtain the riches, I can add to this that it also represents for Lucifer the long way he has to go and has already walked to obtain what he wants. 

Lucifer throughout 3x08 repeats over and over again that he is the Top Hat and never the shoe. That’s though the bluff which bursts at the end but Lucifer keeps pretending that it still stands. Lucifer was always the shoe under the disguise of the Top Hat. A disguise so well made and convincing that fooled three dimensions (Heaven, Earth and Hell) that it was actually real. 

In my headcanon, Lucifer wanted to have a night with Trixie and Chloe again so he went to their house and stole the shoe instead of staying. He left without anyone realising he was there much like he always did his entire life. 

So how do I interpret the shoe on the piano at the end of the episode? 

First Lucifer is troubled hence the piano playing… You see he understands that he is the shoe and he has seen the bluff been called off but he refuses to drop the facade. He simply cannot do that so like many others, he keeps trying to convince himself that what he was for centuries still stands and once again he will be what he has externalised for so long. Meaning that he is the Top Hat while he knows very well somewhere deep inside him that he is but a Shoe. 

Annnd I overdid it again…. Sigh…

voltron workplace au

it’s like the office but bad 

  • lance: “hey can i have some water?” shiro: “it’s not water”
    • lance: “ooh, vodka ;) i like your style” shiro: “it’s vinegar” 
    • lance: “what-” shiro: “it’s vinegar
  • lance is the public relations manager 
  • he shows all potential business partners his tattoo that he got at 16 on a dare. it’s a badly drawn melted pizza slice that says ‘sizling!’ underneath. the typo is deliberate 
  • pidge works in IT nobody knows how old she is or how she got this job
  • pidge: “shiro do you dare me to eat these pencil shavings?” shiro: “no”
    • pidge in tears, crunching on pencil shavings: “are you happy now?!!?!” shiro looking into the camera: “….”
  • keith is the receptionist and when people try to talk to him he slowly slides under the desk until he’s out of sight
    • but they can still see the fluffy tuft of hair at the top of his head bouncing as he silent-laughs 
  • shiro: “ok allura from HR is coming today to inspect things. keith get your arm out of the fish tank”
    • keith: “but it feels nice” shiro: “for god’s sake”
  • building security: “mr garrett i’m here to tell you that you parked your car in two parking spots and that’s against the rules” hunk: “shh can you hear that?”
    • security: “…hear what?” hunk: “can you hear how little i care?” 
  • nobody knows pidge works there cos it’s technically illegal but they sometimes see a small green child out of the corner of their eye like an office ghost
  • shiro: “ok team how will we hide pidge when HR visits?” lance looking up at the vents: “i have an idea”
  • lance: “oh hey keith. fancy finding you here” keith: “this is my desk?”
    • lance: “so i was thinking…i mean….are you free on friday? you wanna grab a drink with me?” keith: “but i have drinks at home in my fridge i don’t need any more”
    • lance: -__- 
  • pidge throwing a stapler at the wall: “SOMEBODY BROKE THAT”
  • hunk: “everyone in this office suffers and takes the stairs but i found a secret tunnel on my second day and it takes me only 5 minutes”
    • pidge: “it’s a broken elevator shaft you could die”
    • hunk: “live fast die young bad girls do it well”
  • lance: “i have a date this weekend”
    • lance: “they cancelled” keith lowering the fire extinguisher: “oh that’s ok then”
  • allura: “wow your office is impeccable!” allura opening the fridge door and it breaks and hangs off its hinges: “wow never mind!” 
The rules about responding to call outs aren’t working

Privileged people rarely take the voices of marginalized people seriously. Social justices spaces attempt to fix this with rules about how to respond to when marginalized people tell you that you’ve done something wrong. Like most formal descriptions of social skills, the rules don’t quite match reality. This is causing some problems that I think we could fix with a more honest conversation about how to respond to criticism.

The formal social justice rules say something like this:

  • You should listen to marginalized people.
  • When a marginalized person calls you out, don’t argue.
  • Believe them, apologize, and don’t do it again.
  • When you see others doing what you were called out for doing, call them out.

Those rules are a good approximation of some things, but they don’t actually work. It is impossible to follow them literally, in part because:

  • Marginalized people are not a monolith. 
  • Marginalized people have the same range of opinions as privileged people.
  • When two marginalized people tell you logically incompatible things, it is impossible to act on both sets of instructions.
  • For instance, some women believe that abortion is a human right foundational human right for women. Some women believe that abortion is murder and an attack on women and girls.
  • “Listen to women” doesn’t tell you who to believe, what policy to support, or how to talk about abortion. 
  • For instance, some women believe that religious rules about clothing liberate women from sexual objectification, other women believe that religious rules about clothing sexually objectify women. 
  • “Listen to women” doesn’t tell you what to believe about modesty rules. 
  • Narrowing it to “listen to women of minority faiths” doesn’t help, because women disagree about this within every faith.
  • When “listen to marginalized people” means “adopt a particular position”, marginalized people are treated as rhetorical props rather than real people.
  • Objectifying marginalized people does not create justice.

Since the rule is literally impossible to follow, no one is actually succeeding at following it. What usually ends up happening when people try is that:

  • One opinion gets lifted up as “the position of marginalized people” 
  • Agreeing with that opinion is called “listen to marginalized people”
  • Disagreeing with that opinion is called “talking over marginalized people”
  • Marginalized people who disagree with that opinion are called out by privileged people for “talking over marginalized people”.
  • This results in a lot of fights over who is the true voice of the marginalized people.
  • We need an approach that is more conducive to real listening and learning.

This version of the rule also leaves us open to sabotage:

  • There are a lot of people who don’t want us to be able to talk to each other and build effective coalitions.
  • Some of them are using the language of call-outs to undermine everyone who emerges as an effective progressive leader. 
  • They say that they are marginalized people, and make up lies about leaders.
  • Or they say things that are technically true, but taken out of context in deliberately misleading ways.
  • The rules about shutting up and listening to marginalized people make it very difficult to contradict these lies and distortions. 
  • (Sometimes they really are members of the marginalized groups they claim to speak for. Sometimes they’re outright lying about who they are).
  • (For instance, Russian intelligence agents have used social media to pretend to be marginalized Americans and spread lies about Hillary Clinton.)

The formal rule is also easily exploited by abusive people, along these lines:

  • An abusive person convinces their victim that they are the voice of marginalized people.
  • The abuser uses the rules about “when people tell you that you’re being oppressive, don’t argue” to control the victim.
  • Whenever the victim tries to stand up for themself, the abuser tells the victim that they’re being oppressive.
  • That can be a powerfully effective way to make victims in our communities feel that they have no right to resist abuse. 
  • This can also prevent victims from getting support in basic ways.
  • Abusers can send victims into depression spirals by convincing them that everything that brings them pleasure is oppressive and immoral. 
  • The abuser may also isolate the victim by telling them that it would be oppressive for them to spend time with their friends and family, try to access victim services, or call the police. 
  • The abuser may also separate the victim from their community and natural allies by spreading baseless rumors about their supposed oppressive behavior. (Or threatening to do so).
  • When there are rules against questioning call outs, there are also implicit rules against taking the side of a victim when the abuser uses the language of calling out.
  • Rules that say some people should unconditionally defer to others are always dangerous.

The rule also lacks intersectionality:

  • No one experiences every form of oppression or every form of privilege.
  • Call-outs often involve people who are marginalized in different ways. 
  • Often, both sides in the conflict have a point.
  • For instance, black men have male privilege and white women have white privilege.
  • If a white woman calls a black man out for sexism and he responds by calling her out for racism (or vice versa), “listened to marginalized people” isn’t a very helpful rule because they’re both marginalized.
  • These conversations tend to degenerate into an argument about which form of marginalization is most significant.
  • This prevents people involved from actually listening to each other.
  • In conflicts like this, it’s often the case that both sides have a legitimate point. (In ways that are often not immediately obvious.)
  • We need to be able to work through these conflicts without expecting simplistic rules to resolve them in advance.

This rule also tends to prevent groups centered around one form of marginalized from coming to engage with other forms of marginalization:

  • For instance, in some spaces, racism and sexism are known to be issues, but ableism is not.
  • (This can occur in any combination. Eg: There are also spaces that get ableism and sexism but not racism, and spaces that get economic justice and racism but not antisemitism, or any number of other things.)
  • When disabled people raise the issue of ableism in any context (social justice or otherwise), they’re likely to be shouted down and told that it’s not important.
  • In social justice spaces, this shouting down is often done in the name of “listening to marginalized people”.
  • For instance, disabled people may be told ‘you need to listen to marginalized people and de-center your issues’, carrying the implication that ableism is less important than other forms of oppression.
  • (This happens to *every* marginalized group in some context or other.)
  • If we want real intersectional solidarity, we need to have space for ongoing conflicts that are not simple to resolve.

Tl;dr “Shut up and listen to marginalized people” isn’t quite the right rule, because it objectifies marginalized people, leaves us open to sabotage, enables abuse, and prevents us from working through conflicts in a substantive way. We need to do better by each other, and start listening for real.

Everyone Lived.

Everyone lived. When Harry was born, Lily hardly saw him because Sirius was fitting him into a tiny leather jacket, Remus was reading to him, and James was already trying to sneak him to the Quidditch supply store to get Harry his first toy broom. Christmases were spent with full bellies and rooms stuffed with laughter, and there wasn’t a single person without flushed cheeks from all the wine. Lily’s eyes sparkled, and there was always a joke on the tip of James’ tongue. All Harry knew was love, love, love, from every corner of the universe.

Everyone lived, and every Thursday afternoon, Sirius and Remus took Harry to the “library”, which was the secret word they taught him for the ice cream parlor. With each trip, they ordered the biggest sundae that was offered with three spoons, and Harry always ate nearly all of it. They kept it up until the day Harry asked Lily to take him to the library and, when confronted with the shelves piled high with books, he asked her where they went to order their ice cream.

Remus and Sirius got married when Harry was three, and Harry was the ring bearer. Lily cried the first time she saw him in his tiny dress robes. They were just long enough that he nearly tripped halfway up the aisle. There wasn’t a single pair of dry of eyes in the audience that day.

Everyone lived, and on Harry’s sixth birthday, he celebrated alongside Neville with all their friends and family. James gave Harry his first set of toy Quidditch balls. He, Ron, Neville, Draco, and Ginny all played together until Draco pushed Neville off his broom and into the cake Alice had spent hours working on. Lily tried so hard not to laugh at Neville’s frosting-covered face, but instead she went beet red and gave herself away to everyone.

Draco said he was sorry. He actually meant it.

Everyone lived, and the moms had a Lockhart book club, which consisted of everyone getting wine-drunk and complaining about their husbands together. Draco, Neville, Harry and Ron eavesdropped and reported back to their dads, who were standing around the kitchen armed with beer, about what they did wrong that week. Each of the meetings somehow coincidentally ended with each of the men stopping by to bring their respective wives bouquets of flowers or boxes of chocolate “because they just felt like it.”

Everyone lived, and Draco and Harry were friends, believe it or not. When Narcissa and Lucius had a date night, they dropped Draco off at the Potters. James told them scary stories in the darkness of their blanket tent. Lily used magic to cast shadows all over their living room, and Harry and Draco wouldn’t sleep for the rest of the night. But Lily kissed each of their foreheads and assured them each that everything would be fine, because she and James would never let anything bad happen to either of them.

She meant it.

Draco and Harry stayed up until their eyelids were simply too heavy to bear, but Harry managed to remain awake till Draco was completely asleep before closing his eyes. It was one of the most peaceful things he’d ever seen. He wasn’t exactly sure why he thought that. Not yet, anyways.

Everyone lived. Everyone got a little bit older. The kids all went off to Hogwarts, somehow managing to stuff themselves all into one train compartment, even with Hermione once she joined. Draco and Harry got put into different houses, which was a relief to everyone around them. “they already bickered like a married couple without rooming together,” Ron said when they were first sorted, “I don’t want to think about what we’d have to deal with if they were sharing a dorm.”

The only time Harry and Draco forgot about their friendship was when they played against each other in Quidditch. There were no rules when you needed to be the first one to the snitch.

(I suppose there weren’t any rules when it came to making out with your best friend in an empty corridor after drinking half a bottle of fire whiskey, either.)

Sixth year came with sly glances and brushing fingertips in the hallway; throwing all caution to the wind and risking friendship for feelings Harry and Draco had been denying since they were kids. Ron and Hermione exchanged knowing looks, but no one said a word. Not even when Harry inconspicuously crept out of bed nearly every night at half past two with his Invisibility cloak in tow, not returning until the sun was just peeking out over the mountains, if at all. He looked happier than ever that year, secrets tugging on the corners of his mouth every time he spoke.

Everyone lived, and when Draco and Harry came out to their families their seventh year, everyone groaned. “You owe me ten Galleons,” was the first thing James said to Lucius, and Harry knew then that everything was going to be okay.

Because everyone was here, surrounding him, breathing, alive. They all hugged him and Draco at once, cheeks smooshed together, a mess of laughter and “I love you’s” and kisses on foreheads. They were all connected then, their pulses stitching them together with a bond Harry knew nothing could break.

They all knew hurt; they knew pain and suffering, and they knew loss, but most of all, they knew each other. They knew love, and they knew hope.

As they stood there, a giant amoeba of people from all walks of life, some more challenging than others, Harry let go of the breath he felt as though he had been holding for his entire life.


[Dragons prefer to disguise themselves while dwelling at Human settlements; but the Dragon Lord of Domino boasts his Wings even in Human form, favoring white leather armor which accentuate those magnificent pinions]

“Big Brother, since when did you start permanently wearing those shoulder-strappy-thingys?”

“……My wings feel heavy when I don’t use them”

“Dood you sound like a girl complaining her boobs are too big”



Kaiba(β ver)

davekat au where theyre in college and karkat is the dorm’s unofficial supervisor (technically he doesnt make any official rules, but to go against his rules is to earn a lecture from him, and who wants THAT) who always posts these rules in the lobby. dave manages to find a loophole in every single rule. every. single. one. karkat posts a rule about “NO JACK-O-LANTERNS IN THE DORM THIS YEAR. LAST YEAR WE ALMOST BURNT THE FUCKING PLACE DOWN.” and of course dave makes a gourd-o-lantern instead, so karkat changes the rule to no vegetable lanterns of ANY kind, but dave switches to pumpkin because pumpkins are berries, then karkat changes the r

god over an hour ago this adult posted a video of a grand master mercy to ‘expose her for boosting’ but then went on to harass her the entire video and accuse her of sending nudes. then, he goes on the forums and posts it publicly in general forums for everyone to read. mind you, the girl he’s exposing? is 14. so 1) it’s illegal in some places to record a minor w/ out permission, especially in California.. so… wtf. 2) if there is child pornography (the nudes) involved this needs to be taken to the police and 3) it shouldn’t be posted on the fucking forums.

I’ve reported it twice and yet it’s still fucking up. what the fuck blizzard?? are your mods just dumb or do they not care? the entire video he calls her an ‘autistic cow’, the R word, and keeps accusing her of sending nudes and is totally abusive. he’s fucking 19 and she’s 14 but he posted it on his YT account and is trying to ‘expose her’