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midget-ackerman  asked:

For your consideration. <3 Paladin Overwatch Mains: Lance: Obviously Widowmaker/Hanzo/Ana, gotta live up to being team sharpshooter, but will play McCree. Hunk: Luci-oh-oh-oh! Also has a lot of hours on Reaper and it scares the hell out of everyone. Shiro: Doomfist, hahaha, he's hilarious guys. Also likes Soldier: 76, the nerd. Pidge: Sombra, fucking duh. Also quite a bit of Tracer, and even Roadhog Keith: Genji and Zarya. Hes that kinda player. Will sometimes play Mercy if there are no healers.

But Keith is the No mercy Mercy. Like those plays of the game where Mercy wipes out an entire team? Keith.

Also Lance inspires fear whenever McCree’s ‘High Noon’ is heard. Because he’s coming for you.

Shiro unironically likes that Grillmaster 76 skin and uses it constantly.

Pidge ‘boops’ all the time. Has though about growing her nails like Sombra.

Hunk is having a great time as Lucio until you piss him off, then he switches to Reaper and…well…you ‘die Die DIE’

ID #29989

Name: Alfio
Age: 16
Country: Italy

Heyo! I hope you’re having a good day.
My name is Alfio, but you can call me by my second name, Emanuel, if you prefer. I live in Venice, that wet city in northern Italy, even though I’m half French and follow a French culture within my family.
My interests include, but are not limited to: ice & inline skating, music and journalism. My strongest passion, however, is maths. I’m willing to tell you more about this in the future, if you are curious.
I’m a master procrastinator. I get lost in the Internet almost every day; and the few days I don’t I’m either super busy or else daydreaming and crushing on people I’m too shy to talk to. I have a weakness for genuine smiles.

My ideal penpal is a young and characteristic individual who has some kind of strong interest or talent in addition to an accepting and open mindset. I’m looking for both debates and simple chatter. I may transform into a rant machine sometimes, and I sincerely ask you to forgive me in advance.

I’m hyper enthusiastic about snail mail.

Preferences: I would be honored to talk to anybody whose age lies between 14 and 20; just be respectful and have an open mind!

ID #40063

Name: Ayla

Age: 16

Country: Canada

I like Harry Potter, Marvel movies, fantasy books, Sherlock, Doctor Who, WtNV, and bands like P!ATD,FOB, MCR, and Louden Swain. I’m just starting out on tumblr, and I’m interested in having internet friends.

Preferences:  15-19 year old are preferred :)

23 Things That Aren’t Writing

There are a lot of things that writers pretend count as “writing.” Sorry, but I’m here to rip off the veil and expose the truth. There are things that are NOT writing and are likely holding you back from finishing your book (or even starting it):

1. Answering email.

2. Reading books written by other writers.

3. Watching TV shows and movies related to your current project.

4. Facebook/twitter/instagram/tumblr.

5. Laundry (even though you may need clean clothes to write in).

6. Getting a snack to help you write.

7. Doing online “research” all day long.

8. Trying out recipes that might be used by characters in your book.

9. Making outfits that might be worn by characters in your book.

10. Imagining the fanfic that might be written about characters in your book.

11. Planning out your imaginary book tour.

12. Rereading fan mail from your last book.

13. Trolling the internet for bad reviews of your last book.

14. Writing your own outtakes.

15. Planning out how you will spend the millions of dollars in advance you will get from your next book.

16. Thinking about how many books in this series you could write.

17. Writing a fake author bio for the pseudonym you intend to use next.

18. Playing an RPG you’ve invented from your book.

19. Taking an on-line poll to decide what should happen next in your book.

20. Plinking out theme songs for each chapter of your book on the keyboard you keep near your computer for just such a purpose.

21. Making lists of character names for your next project.

22. Inventing a new language for your elves to speak.

23. Writing epic songs and poetry that will never appear on paper.

I am not saying there is anything wrong with doing any of these things. They are fun! I’ve done plenty of them, especially the imagining the crowds of roaring fans at my next book’s movie premier. It can be really useful to keep yourself interested in writing and having fun with the writing. But just be aware that there is a line between things that are actually getting words down and things that aren’t.

You’ll notice I didn’t include things like “staring off into space while sitting at the keyboard,” because I think, strangely enough, that this IS part of the writing process for almost all writers. But if you’re distracting yourself from the hard work of writing, you’re avoiding doing the work of getting the words on the page. What you’re basically doing is trying to keep from doing it wrong, because as soon as you start writing, you’re going to have to accept that you haven’t done it right, and that’s the most painful thing of all.

What dating Yoongi (Suga) would be like:

– “Infires.”

– He’s always throwing out random curse words and it’s like, “Yoongi, chill.”

– “Fuck it, I don’t give a shit!”

– “I just asked you to pick up the living room.”

– He’s such a passionate person about anything and everything which also translates as he’s stubborn and anal as hell.

– Trying to keep up with his actively changing hair colors like one day it’s pink the next it’s blonde and you feel like you’ve got whiplash at this point.

– “No one can tell it’s blonde!” He says as the stylist puts down the temporary black hair spray paint and you’re just like, “Yoongi your roots are blonde”

– But no one really saw it so you’ve gotta give him credit.

– His lovely rose colored hair.

– His teeny tiny lisp. 

– Eyes, Nose, Lips all the time.

– Using that one time the others did his make up as black mail.

– Also his predebut audition video he’s busy trying to erase from the internet. But somehow it keeps ending back up on their twitter and he’s yelling at his members but your ass giggling in the back ground.

– Him comparing his love to you to the love he has for his long ass weird neck pillow.

– Yoongi’s talent with basket ball but also the fact that he’s afraid of like everything and half a princess.

– He’s obsessed with you calling him oppa and it’s gross so you’re just like no

– He’s always reenacting his double windmill move that he came up with on AHL and trying to break dance and he almost kills himself like ten times.

– His advanced English skills such as “I’m rich, so expensive glasses” & “I have chain” & “3 dollar”

– His attitude is real 24/7.

– Jungkook’s always yelling about something and Yoongi’s got his underwear on again.

– He’s extremely specific about his work.

– Yoongi hates being distracted from his producing but you’re always locking doors and taking off your shorts and sliding into his lap.

– He always pretends to be mad when you do these things while he’s working but you know he’s faking it by the way he’s biting his lips and gripping onto your hips for dear life. 

– Jin’s always giving you disappointed looks because you let Yoongi wear his favorite tattered t-shirt to practice and it’s embarrassing him but you know that he loves that shirt so you’re just like ((((-:

– There’s notebooks absolutely everywhere in your apartment. Even when you go on your phone your notes are open with lines of lyrics and you’re just like ????

– Making short jokes whenever he can’t reach something like, “You need me to reach that for you?” 

– He’s sensitive about his height so he just stares at you with this look of turmoil and you’re like “Yoongi no” 

– He spends all his time at the studio or at home bent over this desk until he’s just sitting in the seat with his hands knotted up in his hair and he looks on the brink of tears.

– You know that he’s dedicated his entire being to this and it’s just painful to see him this way. 

– Night time is just a time for soft spoken words and cups of hot chocolate until you convince him to come to bed.

– He’s not that talkative until someone gets him going. However, with you, it’s like he never stops and you don’t really mind. He with his soft baby lisp that you all notice but never say anything because you know he’s self conscious about it. He loves to do lame couple shit and be with you all the time because he’s just got this connection with you that he’s in love with.

ID #73468

Name: Laura, but I go by Logan
Age: 15
Country: France

Hi! My name is Logan and I’m a nonbinary 15 year old from Brazil! I live in France because I moved when I was younger. Because of my gender, I’d prefer to be referred to as they/them, please.
I have a few internet friends but I would love to meet someone new who would exchange letters with me, preferably in English, but I also speak Portuguese, French and Italian if necessary. I hope to make a close friend with whom I can have a great relationship !

Preferences: Preferably someone between the ages of 14 and 18, any country, gender, religion, sexuality, it really doesn’t matter to me

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June 22 2016 - A group of pro-choice activists used a drone to deliver abortion pills to Northern Ireland this week. Two women took the abortion pills that were delivered. The drone took off from Omeath, Ireland, near the border of Northern Ireland, and landed on the other side of the border.

It was carrying the drugs Mifepristone and Misoprostol, which can be used up to nine weeks into a pregnancy. Nearly all forms of abortion are illegal in Northern Ireland, with offenders facing a maximum sentence of life in prison. This year, a 21-year-old woman was given a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to purchasing abortion pills online because she couldn’t afford to travel to England to have the procedure.

The organizations behind this week’s stunt said they carried it out as an “act of solidarity” with women in Northern Ireland who are facing prosecution for having an abortion, and as a demonstration that the country’s laws can be easily circumvented with pills ordered online . “Restrictive abortion laws will not keep women from accessing abortion pills, by ship, by mail, through the internet, drone or RC speedboat,” said Dr. Rebecca Gomperts of Women on Waves, one of the rights groups that organized the drone flight. Women on Waves staged a similar stunt last year, using a drone to deliver abortion pills to Poland. [video]/[article]

anonymous asked:

I think you're great. I don't understand anonymous hate and I definitely don't understand hating someone for something as innocent as liking certain things. Life is too short to be an asshole, my dudes. Grow up and get over it. How boring must their lives be with only one interest (aside from sending out hate mail to strangers on the internet, of course)? ANYHOW I enjoy you and appreciate the content (no matter what it is) that you put out. I hope you feel a bit better &at peace w this shit soon

yeah, who knew a silly fandom tumblr could make so many people upset for posting things……….that they like

but all day my inbox has been filling with lovely messages like this so clearly the hateful anons are outnumbered.

I appreciate you and your kindness a lot <3

LISTEN HERE TUMBLR

YOU FUCKERS NEED TO SERIOUSLY STOP GANGING UP ON AND BULLYING PEOPLE FOR THEIR MISTAKES.

You do realize that a lot of people on this website are rather young and/or aren’t educated about the conduct and vocabulary we use online. People slip up, people are ignorant; it’s a problem. But when someone fucks up the default attitude of this website is to scream and yell and demonize the person. You throw around fancy words that you don’t fully understand. You call people rape apologists, scum, abuser, transphobic, racist, etc etc etc. And you base this off of one post the person made on their blog. 

Yes there are a many problematic issues and bloggers on this website. But bullying them off of the internet will not solve this problem. Oh yes and then you will say that it isn’t “bullying” to call out someone’s problematic behavior. Well it is when your actions invite people to judge a blogger based upon one action in which they know neither the context of the situation nor the person who committed the act. 

We should be educating our friends. Not sending them hateful messages demeaning them for their mistakes. Yes it’s easy to hate someone for the mistakes they have made. When people are insensitive to the the people affected by social issues such as the lgbtgia community, rape victims, people of color, women, and more, we as a tumblr community feel motivated to protect these people whom suffer so much daily in real life. But these well intended thoughts often turn into misguided social justice. When you send someone hate do you even know the person? Backstory does not excuse action but have you ever considered what the person went through to become the person they are? Perhaps the person was raised in a community where they were not exposed to racism and are unaware that they may be using slurs or derogatory language. That’s why we educate people. If you aggressively move to shame the person and force them off of the internet they will only see the experience as painful and hateful instead of positively learning from their mistakes and trying to change. In certain situations these people fall into depression and some try to commit suicide. But how would we even know? They’ve been bullied off of their blogs. People are so wrapped around their aggressive misguided social justice that they don’t realize the damage that they have caused. 

You want to stand up for social justice? That’s great! Go out in the real world and do something. Educate people patiently. Do that instead of staying on your computers and throwing hate at someone you don’t even know for a situation you don’t fully understand. Do not justify your actions by saying you are doing thing by spreading awareness of an abuser and that they deserve the hate they get. You are bullying under the facade of social justice. 

Also, if you feel that this has nothing to do with you, and that you aren’t the ones starting posts calling out people or sending anon hate, you’re wrong. Every ‘like’ you give, every 'reblog’ you make is another incentive to the person who enjoys this type of internet aggression. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. We’ve all been ignorant at some point in our lives and many of us still are. People please be kind to one another. Stop it with the 'us’ and 'them’. If we really want to make a difference in this community then we have to do it together. 

tl:dr- stop being fucking assholes and jumping onto the bandwagon of misguided social justice. If you want to make people change you educate them not bully them off the internet. 

kylux pop update!

oh my gosh there are a lot of you beautiful people out here! hello and thank you SO MUCH for spreading the word. i seriously adore you all.

i promised an update “in a couple of days” and i swear i’m going to be better about timing once this actually starts. :D

the update is this: i’ve had a couple of asks to clarify what exactly will be eligible for the @kyluxpop, and how much you’re actually committing to if you choose to participate. i’ve also been considering the idea of prizes, because i really think it would be awesome to be able to give people a little something for participation. so i’ve got an amazing artist working on some art for me, and the plan is this.

1. at the beginning of the pop i will put up all the challenge topics so you can make sure your ideas don’t overlap unless you want them to.

2. every week i will post a detailed prompt, which will be reblogged a couple of times throughout the week at various times of day to ensure everyone sees it.

3. responding to that week’s prompt will earn you a digital badge, as follows:

mitaka: top of your class, lieutenant! at least 100 words but less than 1000.
tarkin: old-fashioned and hardass. exactly one hundred words. i will check.
vader: UNLIMITED MIDICHLORIANS. at least 1000 words.
yoda: words in an interesting order you must put. write a poem, any form, any length.
r2-d2: audio and video. take a photo of something, or assemble some pictures into a moodboard, or throw together a fanmix.
palpatine: DRAW AN ART. because drawing is some next-level sorcery.

you may do as many or as few of these as you like. do all of them every week if you want. all pop participants will also get a kylux pop 2017 digital badge featuring our beloved space jerks.

i would desperately love to send physical stickers to every one of you - but i have crunched the numbers every way i can and i simply can’t afford it. this is already going to cost me a few hundred dollars. so at the end of the pop, whenever i decide that is (yes i’ll tell you in advance), i will go through the weekly roundups to get a list of everyone who contributed to each topic, and any work you earned a digital badge for will get you one entry into a random draw to receive a physical sticker. so one vader entry in week one, plus a yoda and an artoo in week three and a tarkin in weeks four, six and eight will get you in six different draws. i will mail these anywhere in the world but you will have to be okay with giving a rando from the internet your mailing address. if you win a draw and don’t want the stickers let me know and i will redo the draw.

sounds good? sounds good to me.

and here are the rules and faq if you want to have another look at those.

schedule post coming soon. 

buzzfeed.com
This Teenage Artist Was Bullied Off Of Tumblr After Making A Webcomic About White Privilege

After death threats and hate mail forced her on a hiatus from the internet, the artist behind the white privilege comic talks about her anxiety and keeping it together.

And sometimes white people get mad at other white people. 

The comic in question no longer lives on her Tumblr page, but you can find a reprint of it (with full credit and her permission) here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/aaronc13/this-comic-perfectly-explains-what-white-privilege-is

My heart goes out to this young woman, and I hope that she eventually feels comfortable enough to come back to Tumblr, as she’s a smart and gifted artist. 

Her tumblr, if you want to follow it, is http://jamietheignorantamerican.tumblr.com/

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Submission: They’re backpedalling. Mentions of Briana being part of the ownership, then living on his own with staff and girlfriends (or boyfriend), then back pedals again, to say they don’t care about his sexuality, etc. I don’t know what to make of this.


“They’re” not doing anything. Yolanda doesn’t actually know anything other than the fact that Louis purchased the house. Her entire original post about it was bullshit aside from the fact that he bought it. What she says doesn’t matter…she was literally spewing bullshit about how Danielle, Briana, Freddie, and Louis were living in the house together. Do you think that was true? No fucking way. She was also pulling stuff (and she does it again in this article) from the Daily Mail and other random places from the Internet. My bet is that she found out he bought the house from whatever source she had and filled in the rest with her own speculation based on media coverage (e.g. the reports that he was purchasing a house for Briana and the baby, the reports about his and Danielle’s relationship).

The takeaways here are not anything Yolanda has to say about Louis’ personal life because she doesn’t know shit aside from him having purchased this house (which a few fandom people apparently figured out independently, so there’s that). The takeaways are simply that 1) Louis purchased this house, and 2) Variety just reported on it (citing Yolanda’s post from February). Please just ignore whatever Yolanda is saying because she doesn’t know anything about why Louis purchased the house or who is living there…that’s clear from reading her posts. Also, for the love of god, WHY IS ANYONE EMAILING HER AND COMMENTING? People need to not do that.

conspiracyofcrows  asked:

I want to remind everyone in the United States that lenses bought anywhere except an optometrist's office are ILLEGAL. Contacts are considered prescription medical devices, and buying them from overseas is not permitted under the current US legal code. On top of that circle lenses are AWFUL for your eyes. I used circle lenses, and now have permanent protein deposits on my eyes from lack of oxygen circulation, and even worse can happen. A costume is not worth your eyesight!

Not quite, or at least not stated by the sources I can find. If anyone has more recent or contradictory sources please send them my way! 

With a valid contact lens prescription, it is possible to purchase your contact lenses from stores, the Internet, over the phone or by mail. [source]

Will I get in legal trouble if I buy contact lenses without a copy of my prescription?
You won’t break any laws, but the company is selling you a prescription device as if it were an over-the-counter device. In legal terms, this misbrands the device. The company is also violating FTC regulations by selling you contact lenses without having your prescription. For more information, see the The Contact Lens Rule: A Guide for Prescribers and Sellers.
[source]


The Contact Lens Rule requires prescribers to give patients a copy of their contact lens prescriptions at the end of a contact lens fitting, even if the patient doesn’t ask for it. A patient who wants to buy contact lenses from another seller then may give the prescription to that seller. If a consumer doesn’t give his prescription to that seller, the seller must verify the prescription before selling the lenses. [source]

Anyone selling you contact lenses must get your prescription and verify it with your doctor. They should request not only the prescription, but the name of your doctor and their phone number. If they don’t ask for this information they are breaking federal law and could be selling you illegal contact lenses. [Source]

While it isn’t illegal to purchase from other sellers, as long as they are selling FDA approved lenses and requesting a prescription, it is important to make sure that you are purchasing from a reputable seller. Buying through an optometrist helps you with this! If you plan to purchase online, make sure you are aware of the risks and that you are purchasing quality lenses from reputable sources that request a prescription. 

There is one circle lens brand that is approved by the US FDA, which is GEO brand lenses. Other brands are not FDA approved. You also need to be careful of fake lenses that pretend to be GEO lenses, learn how to spot fakes to avoid risky bootleg lenses.

You can definitely cause damage to your eyes when it comes to contacts, so it’s really important to get informed and know the risks before purchasing a pair. Make informed decisions, because you only get one pair of eyes!

(Also heads up to my Canadian friends, Canada plans to get stricter on their contact lens regulations by next summer)

‘Reblog or your dad will die’ type posts I understand are like mocking those chain mail threats from the early internet days but they’re still kinda fucked up I don’t think you should make them bc they make people with anxiety and other stuff feel like shit