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Why You Really Must Get Behind Hillary, Now

Can we have a word? I continue to hear from many of you who say you won’t vote for Hillary Clinton because, you claim, (1) she’s no better than Donald Trump, or (2) even if she’s better, she’s still corrupt, and you refuse to vote for the “lesser of two evils,” or (3) you don’t want to reward the Democratic Party for corrupt primaries that gave the nomination to Hillary instead of Bernie Sanders.

Please allow me to respond.

(1) Anyone who equates Donald Trump with Hillary Clinton hasn’t been paying attention. Trump is a dangerous, bigoted, narcissistic megalomaniac with fascist tendencies who could wreak huge damage on America and the world. Hillary isn’t perfect but she’s able and experienced. There is simply no comparison.

(2) Even if you see Hillary Clinton as the “lesser of two evils,” the greater of two evils in this case (if you see the choice in these terms) is seriously evil. You’ve probably had occasion in the past to vote for someone who doesn’t meet your ideals, when the alternative is someone who falls much further from those ideals. This doesn’t mean you’ve sold out or compromised your principles. You’ve just been realistic and practical. Realism and practicality are critically important now.

(3) I understand your frustration with the Democratic Party, and your reluctance to “reward” it for its bias against Bernie in the primaries. But anything you do that increases the odds of a Trump presidency isn’t just penalizing the Democratic Party; it’s jeopardizing our future and that of our children and their children. All of us must continue to work hard for a political system responsive to the needs of ordinary Americans. The movement Bernie energized must not and will not end. But Donald Trump, were he to become president, would set back the cause for decades.

There are just over 7 weeks until Election Day. My request to those of you who still don’t want to vote for Hillary Clinton: Please reconsider. It is no exaggeration to say the fate of the nation and the world are at stake.

lbr if erik’s mum was still alive charles would not HESITATE to call her every time erik started something megalomaniacal like

“hello, frau lehnsherr? its charles again…oh not too bad, trapped under a bit of fallen debris but hey, what can you do? and your lovely self?…oh good, good…excellent, I am so pleased that turned out…well you know I absolutely hate to call you at this time of night but erik’s having a bad spell again…yes the debris was him, I’m afraid - oh, he’s looking this way - ERIK! erik darling I’ve got your mother on the line, do you want to-? no? oh dear, he’s shaking his head…well I can have the plane in germany in just a few hours if you’re fit to fly…yes, haha, maybe it WOULD be easier if you just moved over here…well if you want to, I know a fellow who- oh, wait a mo, erik’s lifting the debris and he’s turned the cameras off, looks like he’s changed his mind on today’s ‘kill all humans and take over the world’ plan…well nevermind, thank you anyway love, always a pleasure talking to you…yes, I will make sure he calls you back later…okay? great, okay. auf wiedersehen, bye.”

Kickin’ Rad, Super Bad: Interview With ‘Hiveswap’ UI Artist Veronica Nizama

Homestucks kind of a big deal. Since its beginning in April 2009, it’s had over three and a half hours of animated content, close to eight thousand individual pages, and a word count teetering on a million. When it was announced that there’d be a video game, Hiveswap, the reaction was immense. The game reached its funding goal of $700,000 in just two days, and at the time, was one of the most highly-funded video game projects to come out of that platform with a grand total of $2,485,506.

Despite starting off as a parody of early text adventure games, Homestuck deals with a number of surprisingly mature themes. From alcoholism and sexuality to what it means to be a hero, there’s very little ground the webcomic hasn’t touched. Characters who revolve around these themes, such as the high-class megalomaniac Vriska or the isolated scholar Calliope, are handled with a surprising amount of finesse despite the story’s humble beginnings. Homestuck is a story that’s multi-faceted even at its core, and this is thankfully a quality reflected in What Pumpkin Studios. With a team made up of people from all types of backgrounds, the New York-based studio is surprisingly diverse.

One key member of the development team is Veronica Nizama, user interface designer and texture artist for What Pumpkin Studios. Veronica has a wealth of experience with both mobile and mainstream game development, having worked directly on over forty projects, and has carved a name for herself on the adult comic book scene. I had the chance to sit down with her and discuss her work on Hiveswap, as well as some of her own personal experiences in the industry.

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November 18th 1978: Jonestown Massacre

On this day in 1978, 918 people died in a mass murder-suicide led by Jim Jones of the Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. The self-ordained Christian minister Jones founded the Peoples Temple in Indiana in the 1950s and relocated to California in the 1960s. Here the Temple gained a reputation for charitable works and egalitarianism, and the group’s membership expanded to almost 20,000 by some reports. However concern began to mount as accounts surfaced of how Jones forced his followers out of their belongings and about violence in the community; the group increasingly came to be seen as a cult. In 1977, following this negative media attention, the paranoid Jones relocated with over 1,000 members of the group to the Guyanese jungle in South America to establish a utopian community. However the Jonestown settlement proved far from utopian, with gruelling work regimes and their movements and activities being monitored by armed guards. Jones himself became increasingly unstable and megalomaniacal, comparing himself to Jesus Christ and sitting on a throne. On November 18th some of Jones’s gunmen murdered US Congressman Leo Ryan and several reporters, who had gone to the community to investigate allegations of abuse and people being held against their will. Faced with retribution for the murders, Jones told his followers they would be tortured by soldiers, and ordered them to drink poison-laced punch. The murder-suicide led to the deaths of over 900 people, including almost 300 children who were the first to be fed the deadly concoction. The next day the authorities found hundreds of dead bodies, including Jones who had seemingly shot himself. Until the 9/11 attacks, the Jonestown Massacre marked the single largest loss of American civilian lives in a non-natural disaster.

Hey hello Americans, nobody here in Europe is excusing the co-pilot just for being white. Nobody gives a fuck about his skin colour. Yeah he was depressed, he was a megalomaniac mad guy who killed 149 other people because hanging himself wasn’t enough.
In Europe, we are asking why he was permitted to fly.
Peace.

  • naiive voter:But Trump's so funny!! He tells it like it is and he'd be hilarious as president!
  • apathetic voter:But both parties are the same! voting for one candidate is the same as voting for both, ugh
  • Me:He literally raped his own wife, raped a 13 year old girl, said that laziness is a natural trait in black people, LITERALLY threatened to cause an economic crisis, PRIDES himself for having NO experience in actual governing or politics, is supported by neo-Nazis and the KKK when he doesn't care about it, doesn't care about you or your poor ass because he thinks you're disposable for his own megalomaniac purposes of gaining power like a dictator, and basically wants to legitimize white supremacy in the White House. If you think that he's hilarious or on the same level as any other candidate (hint: he's a fucking billion times worse) you need to seriously re-think those opinions before you fucking vote because i'm not accepting jokes OR lame voter apathy.

Ok but imagine Ramsay Bolton down South/in Dorne/any place that has temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius ffs 

  • Staying in his chambers with all blinds shut, laying all sprawled out on his bed naked and saying that he’s dying.
  • When he sees a fountain he immediately puts his whole fucking head under the water for a solid minute
  • Making Reek fan him.
  • Why the fuck is everything so bright?  Every colour is so saturated??  w h A t  IS  T hiS
  • (Even more) stress eating bc he can’t handle the heat 
  • RAMSAY IN SUMMER CLOTHES??
  • Every time we see him he has a cape and 30 layers so I would love to see how he copes with light shirts and stuff that is more appropriate for high temperatures. 
  • But still refusing to wear anything else than pink and black
  • Dead bodies rot so quickly in hot temperatures wtf?? 
  • But then again, the food is good so he isn’t as angry during dinner time B) 
  • Also, in Dorne he would be so confused about people treating bastards with the respect thEY DESERVE GDI

( @queenmakcr . @gentlestag . @cerseilionesslannister . @iamjoffreybaratheon tagging u guys bc reasons )

“Why, it would take some kind of insane meglomaniacal fiend to take pleasure in wielding the tapestry of creation to focus pure energy into reality through nothing more than my own will, the rush of electricity through my being, the power—my god, the power! It’s the only time I feel aliiiiiiiiive!

—Black Mage, 8-bit Theater

(Oh yeah, she wants me.)

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“I don’t know what is left other than cross-dressing Cas. He’s been crazy, he’s been megalomaniacal, he’s been contrite, he’s been self-loathing, he’s been whimsical, he’s been human, he’s been a leviathan.” ~Misha Collins

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
—  Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
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This is related to my last GW2 post about the leaf wings concept.
Since my revenent called my asura" a flying monkey from Oz" they are a bit on bad terms so it was inevitable that he will burst with jealousy. I created an asura style glider with an active and inactive state. The energy crystals expand to wings and the color is exchangeable. There are also a lot of movable parts but I was too lazy to animate them :P  Maybe the halo part was a bit too much but hey my asura has always been a megalomaniac XD