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cathlita  asked:

I'm sure you're already aware, but your Clod and the postman story is in Tumblr's Top 2016 Tumblr Gets Deep stories. None of the negative nonsense you received is in the thread shown either, which I think is super :)

OH CLODDAMN, I was wondering why that was getting notes all of a sudden! 

To anyone who is reading this having just seen the post about Clod, here are some important things that he did today:

  • purred until he dribbled, then shook his head and sprayed drool everywhere and looked genuinely proud 
  • rolled off a table
  • ate a bit of lamb with cranberry sauce (that’s not really dramatic at all, but I feel like it merits mentioning)
  • had the 5th treat from his advent calendar and batted it under the oven, then meowed until someone fished it out from underneath, then promptly batted it back under again 

He is such a shit. 

Thank for letting me know! I was 0% aware! 

gravesmistake  asked:

Hey im super new to the fandom but I rly love your blog and I was wondering if you could rec some others?

ahhh, thank you so much ;u; and welcome to the club new friend! i’m assuming, since you came to me, that you’re looking for more fbawtft and/or gradence-friendly blogs to follow then? I don’t know a whole lot but here’s a few i’ve spotted around:

artists:
@ladynorthstar / @greisheb / @crazytom666 / @dakotaliar / @thedesertviking / @mto-art / @winterofherdiscontent / @aukives / @88muneo / @cyy-dark / @livesinsinandmisery / @mamaluciscaelum

gif/edits:
@newtsobscuro@elisebazinga / @elvishflower / @rxven-clxw / @graveboner / @petricoloer / @credencesbarebone / @johnwatsonfalls / @greyjoyvs / @percivxlgrxves

misc:
@percegraves / @yayuijun / @seasons-gredence / @drawsaurus / @imochan / @percivalgravesaurorsquad / @pcrcivalgrvs / @gravebcnes / @lonely-little-credence / @gradenceisreal / @gradence / @fantastic-gays / @2longinshadows / @spygore

there are plentyyyyy more, but those are just the first few that came to my mind. i hope it helps!

16. He Supports Important Issues (20 Reasons Why We All Love Eddie Redmayne)

In today’s world, many celebrities say they support important causes. They’ll donate money or do one little event and think their work is done. But not Eddie. He participates in charity matches and works for promote LGBTQ issues in whatever ways he can.

A wonderful feminist and a proud supporter of anyone and everyone, Eddie is just a genuinely good person. The thing about him is that there isn’t anything really wrong with him. Even when he faced criticism for The Danish Girl and something that was taken out of context, he quickly expressed his sincere apologies and explained what he truly meant.

He tries his hardest to not offend anyone. He goes and makes sure that everyone around him is having the best life they can and he fights for those who need his help. There is just something so refreshing about an actor who, when faced with criticism, apologies no questions asked.

In today’s world, most actors fight or are forced to apologize when they say something wrong. But not Eddie though. He is just so sincere and never wants to offend anyone. He just wants to do amazing work and have people appreciate it and that is something that truly lacks in Hollywood today.

Okay just hear me out:

CADMUS successfully creates a clone of a Super (like they do in Young Justice) only this time instead of using Superman’s DNA they use Kara’s (because you know she’s the one who was actually kidnapped).

but they realize that there isn’t enough Kryptonian DNA to make a complete clone (damn you science) so they substitute the missing genes with human genetics. And because Lillian is a bitch (with a dark sense of humor and irony) she uses Lena’s DNA for the clone. 

So basically what i’m saying is that superboy is created the same way (based on what happened in Young Justice) but instead of Clark and Lex it’s Kara and Lena this time. 

anonymous asked:

Out of all the pocs: Muslims, Arabs, Jews, hindu Indians, Far East Asians, native Americans, Australian aborigines, Maori/Micronesian/Polynesian people, Pacific Islanders (like Hawaii) Hispanic & Latinx people of central & South America, & black people- would you be able to rank from who which ones have been the most oppressed to least? Who wouldYou say has been the most affected by the white trash? Who would you say has been the least affected? Just wondering. If anyone knows ?? Thanks love

hiya. i don’t feel entirely comfortable answering this question.

I’ve learned really quickly that the Internet in general has a tendency to make words seemingly useless. You know, words that had meaning, but don’t seem to mean much of anything anymore. Words like hipster, edgy, SJW, anti-SJW, Nazi, communist, pedophile, etc. You know what all those words have in common? They’ve all become short hand for, “people/things I don’t like,” on the Internet. I mean, this isn’t just a recent phenomenon, anyone in the 50′s who did something someone didn’t like was called a communist to the point where it didn’t really mean anything. I’m just wondering if one day, we’re gonna completely run out of ways to call out genuinely awful people because said genuinely awful people just throw words around till they no longer carry any meaning. @johnnyramonesanticommunistshirt @supermunchor @priceofliberty @officialchristmasfucker I’d like to hear your guys’ opinions. Anyone else wanna send me their opinions as well?

For all of you who are in school, possibly preparing for finals, I have something to tell you.

Having an incompetent teacher/professor is one of the most frustrating things I have ever experienced in my four plus years of college.  Incompetent teachers make you feel like you’re dumb, like you’re not capable of grasping the material in the way you think you should.  And then when midterms and finals roll around, you stare at the test wondering just what the fuck you’re going to do.  You may be prepared to fail, but inside, it’s killing you. 

It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault that they cannot adequately teach the material. It is not your fault that literally anyone else could have made the material make sense. It is not your fault they they are bad teachers. 

If you have a teacher or professor who makes you feel that way, tell someone.  I beg you. Tell your department head if you’re in college, or a guidance counselor or another teacher you trust if you’re in high school.  But please, for the love of all things holy, and for the sake of your education, let someone know.

You are intelligent and capable, and I know you can get through this. Their inability to teach does not determine your ability learn. 

Coming out present?

We received this really sweet message for an aunt who is looking to support her 20 year-old trans niece with a coming out present.

What would you suggest?

“My, now niece, has recently come out as transgender. I would like to do something special for her birthday this year to welcome her afresh to the family as a woman. I know she’d like some make up brushes but I was wondering if anyone had experiences of being welcomed in their new gender and what was really important to you? I am thinking of writing a special card, and just saying how welcome she is, and recommitting to being a great Aunt to her now that she is a niece. I know she’s been struggling with depression and I want her to know how much I love her.”

😭😍💐👏🏽

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In solidarity, I made some Pride crystals. I tried to cover some of the major ones I’ve seen. You’re totally welcome to save the ones I made to your computer for your own personal use, or if you’d like to make your own with your preferred colors and your flag you can download the file from my Gumroad. Just enter a “0″ and you can download it for free and personalize it as much as you like- and feel free to reblog this with your own image + added modifications to anyone else who may want to use them: https://gumroad.com/l/XIuXf

I’m proud to be Bisexual, though it’s only been a handful of years since I came into acceptance of that, and even more recent since I’ve become more open about it. Know that through all the hardship and hopelessness, you matter. You are not broken, you are valued, and you are wonderful.

I reblogged a post of helpful links and sources if you want to help or need support just below this one, and you can always send me an ask if you need. Keep fighting the good fight ❤

EDIT:: Someone informed me that the Intersex flag I made before is not the accepted flag, so I read up and made a new one ❤ I apologize for not doing extensive research and realizing this mistake sooner, I hope the new one is an improvement.
I was going to take the first one I made down, but I also read that there are some members of the Intersex community who feel most comfortable using it. So for now, unless requested otherwise, I’ll leave it up.

[TO EVERYONE IN THE KPOP FANDOM, NO MATTER WHAT GROUP YOU SUPPORT]

To those of you who don’t know what’s going on, I’d like to give a little update. tl;dr at the end. PLEASE READ THAT AT LEAST.

Recently, idol group Monsta X performed a version of Super Junior’s Sorry Sorry in Japan that hadn’t been aired by MBC. They were then scheduled to perform Sorry Sorry with a dance that they choreographed for MBC at the DMC festival, but before they were set to perform, were told that they would no longer be doing so. Without Monsta X’s knowledge, the choreography that THEY created for the dance break was given to other groups, who then performed it.

Wonho, a member of Monsta X, mentioned it on this recent VLIVE of theirs, that they had been watching the performance and realized “Oh, that dance is familiar!” None of the boys were rude about it, they complimented the groups who performed it, even going as far as saying that Monbebes (their fans) who were curious about their stages could watch the other groups and see how they performed it. They were honest with us, and let us know that they just wanted us to be aware that Monsta X performed the original choreography.

Because of this, though, news has spread across portals. Articles have been created, a hashtag has started on twitter “#MBC_범법자” (“#MBC_Offender”) and fans of other groups have even become aware of the situation.

We really need to stand our ground as an entire fandom through this. I’m certain that this hasn’t JUST happened to Monsta X, but has happened to so many before them. If we don’t take a stand, this will continue on, and next time, it could be your favorite group who is treated unfairly and taken advantage of.

I’d like to ask that you spread this around and create awareness about this, no matter what group you support. Monsta X has such a small group of fans, but imagine if this had been done to the group you support. It’s a very frustrating thing, to see these young men who worked so hard be asked to create a dance and have it stolen from them and used elsewhere without credit.

Whether you follow them or not, it took a lot of courage to come out and say something, and we can’t let this be swept under the rug. They made the first step in shedding light on the unfairness, and because of this, we can’t allow them to be ignored. They didn’t do this just for themselves. Them bringing attention to this issue can very well prevent the mistreatment of future groups, big or small, and we should take advantage of this and help stop this.

To help support, what we can do is make use of the hashtag “#MBC_범법자” on twitter and direct it at @withMBC. PLEASE be respectful in what you say, though, and do not speak in a way that could reflect badly on any group. This is the fault of none other than MBC.

Please do not let this be swept under the rug. This isn’t just about one small group—this is so much bigger than what it may seem.


tl;dr: MBC took choreography from Monsta X after refusing to air their performance of the original dance, gave it to other groups to perform, and did not credit Monsta X for the choreography that THEY CREATED. Monsta X has spoken up about this, letting people know, and we, the K-Pop fandom as a whole, should not let this be swept under the rug to prevent the future mistreatment of any and ALL other groups, because this is most likely NOT the first time this has happened. It could have happened to the very group that you support, even.

To help, tweet @withMBC with the hashtag “#MBC_범법자” PLEASE be respectful in what you say, though, and do not speak in a way that could reflect badly on any group. This is the fault of none other than MBC.

Let’s raise awareness to prevent the mistreatment of all groups by big companies.

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You’re unbelievable.
I know.

namjoon is the cutest make sure to tell your friends

harry potter… draco malfoy says in a casual manner, drawling the words and letting it roll around his tongue melodiously. just perfect. it’s only their first year, but somehow draco is intrigued by the boy who lived, not because of his glorious title, but because of him, his scrawny frame, his startling green eyes, his tousled jet black hair, and who could forget his obnoxiously round glasses? yes, draco decides, he’s going to befriend this beautiful bespectacled boy.

scared, potter? draco malfoy, snarky slytherin, challenges gryffindor boy wonder, harry potter. draco knows how pretentious he sounds, yet he just can’t help it. this stupid boy incites a certain strong feeling in him, makes him feel rather… free. merlin knows he feels a particular something for the boy who lived, of all people.

potter, draco malfoy tells crabbe, goyle, and anyone else that has ears, a hint of annoyance and anger seeping through his voice. underneath all of that is the pain. it’s been years, and draco still doesn’t understand. what does weasley and granger have that i don’t? why the hell did it take plotting a bloody murder for stupid potter to notice him?

potter?! draco malfoy whispers harshly, his grey eyes almost softening. almost. he hasn’t seen this bespectacled boy in almost a year, but here he is right now. draco could kiss him, but he can’t show weakness in front of this boy like this. no, he is going to tell his aunt bella that yes, this hideously swollen-faced boy is very obviously his the recklessly brave gryffindor boy, potter. he won’t save this git’s arse—never in a million years. but draco does anyway.

potter. draco malfoy greets, nodding to the other man. it’s years later, years after their hogwarts days. they haven’t seen each other in ages, and they haven’t talked about the day draco saved him and bloody hell, the wizarding world at large. but the black haired man’s genuine smile, one that will forever be etched in his memory, is enough thanks for draco.

harry, draco malfoy gasps in between tender butterfly kisses, his hands tugging gently at the other boy’s raven black hair. draco has always wanted to do that. they’re perfect. it’s perfect. because his beautiful gryffindor boy is here. oh yes, he’s here for him, and it’s the most spectacular moment of draco’s life. draco can finally, finally, call harry potter his harry.

harry potter’s pov

  • Person who doesn't read comics: Batman is so cool. He's such a loner. He doesn't need anyone to get the job done.
  • Me: You know he has like 9 kids, right?
  • Person who doesn't read comics: ...excuse me what?
  • Me: Yeah! Dick, Jason, Babs, Tim, Steph, Cass, Damian, Duke, and Harper.
  • Person who doesn't read comics: ...excuse me...what?
  • Me: I mean, he adopted Dick, Jason, Tim and Cass. Damian is his biological son. He just mentors the rest but they may as well be his babies. And then he has Alfred, and Leslie Thompkins, and quite a few allies he trusts. Superman, Wonder Woman. Batwoman.
  • Person who doesn't read comics: He hates Superman.
  • Me: Hahaha! Dude, they are like best bros. One time they limped through a sewer together after Metallo shot Clark with a Kryptonite bullet, reminiscing about old enemies. It was adorable!
  • Person who doesn't read comics: but-
  • Me: And then there's the squad of lady friends. Catwoman, Zatanna, Talia, Black Canary. I'm probably missing a bunch.
  • Person who doesn't read comics: I-
  • Me: :) :) :) :) :)
  • Person who doesn't read comics: BUT HE'S A LONER!
  • Me: Tell that to Damian. Bruce let him keep a cow in the batcave.
  • Person who doesn't read comics: *bursts into tears*

Hedging–using linguistic devices that reduce the strength of your commitment to a proposition—is often done for purposes of politeness, or in other words to make whatever you’re saying or doing ‘more palatable to the other person’. That’s why we often write something long-winded and tentative like ‘I was just wondering if you’d got my email’ rather than the blunter, slightly accusatory ‘did you get my email?’ Or respond to a caller we don’t know with ‘I think you’ve got the wrong number’ rather than just ‘wrong number!’

This is normal linguistic behaviour, and you might think it’s preferable to showing no consideration for anyone else’s feelings. But people who write opinion pieces on language (or give ‘expert’ advice on language) have got it into their heads that hedging is the enemy of effective communication. According to them, it’s clutter. It’s ‘weak’.  It detracts from your message and undermines your authority. And–not coincidentally–it’s the particular vice of women.

Opinion pieces on this subject invariably feature women who’ve seen the light and repented of their sins. They’ve cut down on ‘just’ and taken ‘sorry‘ in hand. In Molly Worthen’s column there’s another quote from a student who’s trying to cure herself of ‘feel like’: ‘I’ve tried to check myself when I say that. I think it probably demeans the substance of what I’m trying to say.’ […]

It’s this self-indulgent touchy-feeliness that bothers Molly Worthen. She downplays the association with women, saying that men in her classrooms also say ‘I feel like’ all the time. But she continually invokes the opposition between thinking and feeling, reason and emotion, which in western thought, as many feminists have pointed out, is gendered through and through. As Genevieve Lloyd puts it, ‘rationality has been conceived as transcendence of the feminine’.

Worthen’s argument that we’ve become too touchy-feely rests largely on an observation about the contemporary use of words–that ‘feel like’ is now preferred to ‘think’–and on closer inspection this is linguistically naive. The phrase ‘I think’, which she takes to be both completely different from and self-evidently preferable to ‘I feel like’, actually does the same job: it too can be used as a hedge. So can other verbs of knowing or sensing, like ‘believe’, ‘understand’, ‘guess’, ‘imagine’, ‘see’, ‘hear’. We often use them to indicate that something we’re saying might be speculative, provisional, open to doubt or disagreement. (‘She’ll be 90 this year, I believe’. ‘I imagine you’ll want to put this on the agenda’.)  And then there’s ‘seem’, as in ‘it seems to me…’. It may sound a touch more formal, more the sort of thing a middle-aged academic would say, but otherwise, how exactly is prefacing a point with ‘it seems to me’ any different from beginning it with ‘I feel like’?

I suspect Worthen’s preference for ‘think’ reflects the simple idea that the core meaning of ‘think’ is about cognition whereas the core meaning of ‘feel (like)’ is about emotion. At one point she worries that ‘the more common “I feel like” becomes, the less importance we may attach to its literal meaning’. But that ship sailed long ago: when they’re used in the way she’s talking about, the sense-perception verbs ‘feel’, ‘see’ and ‘hear’ are metaphors for more complex cognitive processes. If you tell someone ‘I see what you mean’, you haven’t literally ‘seen’ anything, you have grasped the import of something. Similarly, many uses of ‘feel’ carry little or no trace of either the ‘touch’ or the ’emotion’ senses of the word–they are metaphors for inferring or judging (‘Members of the jury, you may feel that the prosecution’s evidence…’) […]

The alternative explanation—that women use ‘I feel like’ more because it’s a hedge and women hedge more—was not supported by the telephone corpus data, which suggest that men hedge just as much as women, they just use different linguistic forms to do it. For instance, men use ‘I guess’ more often than women. (Though not ‘I think’, where it’s the women who are slightly ahead.)

Most people are small-c conservatives when it comes to language: they rarely hail new usages with delight, and often spend decades denouncing them as abominations. What bothers me about this isn’t the reaction itself, it’s the accompanying tendency to construct elaborate justifications for it. Instead of just saying ‘I find this way of speaking annoying’, pundits insist that it’s a symptom of some larger social disease. Vocal fry is a sign that young women are throwing away all the gains of the last 50 years. ‘I feel like’ threatens the foundations of democracy because it’s ‘a means of avoiding rigorous debate’.

This is overblown nonsense, and it also has the effect of making the most innovative language-users, young people and especially young women, into objects of relentless criticism–and not only of their speech, but sometimes also of their character. Criticism which they internalize, as is illustrated in some of the quotes I’ve reproduced. When young women are worried that the way they express themselves demeans them, when they’re berating themselves for being ‘indulgent verging on narcissistic’, it might be time for the people who write this stuff to consider keeping their opinions to themselves.

—  Debbie Cameron responds to that terrible New York Times opinion piece on “I feel like”. (If you aren’t already following her blog, you should be.)

Anyone who follows me that is going to come out tomorrow, I am so proud of you. Anyone who is going to stay in the closet, I am so proud of you. And anyone who is already out, I am so proud of you. Personally me, I’ll probably wait another year, but I just wish every LGBT person a wonderful day tomorrow, regardless if you come out or not :)