needs an actual source

People should be very sensitive about the information coming in about Chechnya and understand that a lot more info needs to be recovered about the situation. Read your sources, check where you are getting the info. Remember that not everything a Tumblr post says is 100% verified.

anonymous asked:

I know you didn't say anything about hating vegans or anything but are we actually doing a bad job? like is all of this just a lie and not actually helping the environment or anything :/ because one of the biggest reason for me to go vegan is cause of environmental issues and all

I don’t hate vegans, not the ones that aren’t spreading misinformation or think they are on some sort of moral high ground to everyone else. But I don’t agree with it myself because it is all superficial, without any proper action if I’m being honest.

And when there is action it’s usually targeted at the wrong issue and does more harmful then good. My main issue is that vegans see animals as very individual. They want to save every single cow or pig or chicken without thinking about it rationally or about the horrible impact that would have no important species (species that are actually vital to ecosystems). Veganism fails to see the bigger more important picture. 

“Saving” domesticated farm animals is not important. I’m sorry but it’s just not. Not when it means “saving” these animals will have drastic negative effects. 

I mean there are always ways that agricultural and animal industries can be improved. But just refusing to buy meat or use animal products don’t change anything. And realistically we’re not going to stop eating meat or producing wool ect. You have to understand that and accept it and look at ways to improve those processes not try and shut them down completely.  

And more veganism just means more demand for certain crops, which require more land clearing + more pesticides ect. Veganism is just as bad for the environment and animals as any other diet is. In a capitalist society there really isn’t any ethical consumption.

The world and the environment can’t survive under a capitalist society. Capitalism is what’s stopping us from using green energy solutions or inverting more. Not because these solutions are “expensive” or hard to make or whatever use excuses are being made. It’s because they won’t make as much money as easily. 

Just like buying honey isn’t going to “save the bees” or turning the tap off when you brush your teeth won’t save water. They’re things corporations and company’s push because they’re easy and shift the blame onto consumers and away from them. 

We need to look into real solutions. Realistic solutions that aren’t just superficial I-want-to-feel-good-without-doing-anything-too-hard “solutions” but real ones. And they need to be towards actual important significant issues.  Animals being killed for a source of food or harvesting honey or wool, is not even close to being an issue we should be worried about. 

I’m sorry that you’ve been led to think otherwise, there is alot of misinformation out there and people will lie to get their agenda across. But veganism just doesn’t help the environment. It just doesn’t. 

something that DEFINITELY happened
  • *in the Crucible*
  • Ikora Rey, trying to calm down a kinderguardian: First rule of battle, little Guardian… don’t ever let them know where you are.
  • Cayde-6, running around with a Golden Gun: WHOO-HOO! I’M RIGHT HERE! I’M RIGHT HERE! YOU WANT SOME O’ ME?! YEAH YOU DO! COME ON! COME ON! AAAAAH! Whoo-hoo!
  • Ikora Rey: Course, there’re other schools of thought.
  • Gabriel:
  • Sam: ... why are you being so quiet?
  • Gabriel: I'm pregnant
  • Sam: No, you're not, you're guilty. What did you do?
  • Gabriel: I may
  • Sam: ?
  • Gabriel: have gotten a puppy
  • Sam: what.
  • Gabriel: *brings out weird looking puppy*
  • Sam: is
  • Sam: is that a hellhound?
  • Gabriel: it's a puppy
  • Sam: oh my fucking hell, that's a hellhound. whERE DID YOU FOUND A HELLHOUND?
  • Gabriel: I T ' S A P U P P Y

You know you’re in faaaaaaaaar too deep when you have made a long-ass to-do-list with doodle shitpost ideas, and notes for four different AUs…
This is one of them and I have no fucking idea how to give it a happy ending, but let’s pretend it was just the members of our orchestra being their nerdy selves and musical jokes and everything is cute and nothing hurts…
…Whoops, fail.

The ominous mystery tune is the violin solo in Seventh Wonder’s King of Whitewater :)
And this scene actually deserves far better than quick cel shading blotched on the sketch, but here we are. This is sooo not finished, but I have so many more doodle shitpost WIPs and even more ideas, so I should move on (also clean lineart of musical instruments would be a pain in the ass, so there’s that)

Brain: you could do it in watercolour, it would look 300% better and pretty glorious :)
Me: did I ask for your opinion

Rapunzel: We all know that I cannot spend as much money on ads as the kingdom, but I printed out 10,000 “Don’t” stickers and 10,000 question mark stickers.

Hiccup: Why don’t you just put the “Don’t” in front of “Arrest Flynn Rider”?

[Flyer is shown saying “Arrest Flynn Rider? Don’t”]

Rapunzel: … Yep, that’s a much better idea.

Jack: Can I have these question mark stickers?

Merida: Why?

Jack: I want to put them on stop signs. *grabs stickers and runs*

Rapunzel: JACK NO

hc that nursey and dex are secretly really good at what the other person is majoring in

nursey secretly is a genius and is actually super good at pretty much all STEM subjects, but he grew up reading a lot and while he’s great at all of those typical nerd subjects he’s only really passionate about lit and poetry which is why he chose english as a major

meanwhile dex is actually a literature NERD and he did really fucking well in high school english and he really loves writing, and for the longest time he wanted to pursue that, but because of his upbringing he decided to pursue comp sci as a major. and he isn’t even particularly good at comp sci and engineering and maths??? but he chose a major that was ~practical~ and would give him the most job prospects bc after his childhood in a small town where everyone knew everyone, he wanted out, he wanted to leave, and he knew to do that he needed a steady source of income, had to earn enough money to actually sustain himself.

so on top of nursey being attractive af and kinda annoying, dex kinda resents him for basically going after the future that he really wanted. dex HATES that nursey essentially has everything he wants

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Honestly, being a fic writer sucks. Like, I know I’ve joking talked to @xambedo about how if fandoms were totem poles (probably a super bad analogy, I know) fic writers would be towards the bottom. Not the very bottom, because fics are generally more relevant than AMVs (which are hella awesome and deserve way more recognition because editing videos and matching clips is hard), but certainly not towards the top either.

Some lovely things that come with being a fic writer:

  • Being told you’re not a “real” writer. Because it’s entirely irrelevant that fanfiction has created a new wave of writers and most are entirely self-taught. I learned more writing fics between the ages of 13-18 than I ever did in school, so much so that my Creative Writing professor in collage told me there was “nothing more he could teach me.”
  • Fanfiction, as a whole, has a generally negative connotation. You find any book to movie adaptation that didn’t go well at all and people say it was “written like fanfiction.” Not “bad fanfiction” just “fanfiction. Never mind that there’s so much good fanfiction (some of which being better than the actual source material).
  • Need to pay the bills? Want to try commissions? A patreon? Good luck! 
  • The overall lack of response sucks. Generally speaking, even the most popular writers in fandoms struggle to get their work spread around. On a good day you can get maybe 100-300 notes on a fic (wide range, but that’s exactly how much it varies), and that depends on when you post it, how many times you reblog it yourself, and chance. A lot of people just don’t reblog fics
  • There are no good sites to post fics. is dysfunctional 70% of the time, AO3 is complicated to use and people are even less likely to leave comments there, and Tumblr just isn’t very welcoming to writers (I’ve been told several times that I should just move to a different platform. Jokes on you, even sites dedicated to fic writers absolutely suck. There’s no winning, only exhaustion and resignation.)
  • Reviews/Comments are frustrating as all heck. Either readers don’t review, they leave magnificent comments that touch your soul, or you get twelve reviews telling you to “update” despite the fact that you just did an hour ago. I promise you, fic writers watch their email like a hawk after updating, and the moment they open that first email saying they have a review and see it’s just telling them to update again, they deflate. And it’s not that people don’t have the time or don’t know what to say, they just… don’t want to. 
  • (Sidenote: try bribing your readers sometime, just to see for yourself. If you have a consistent schedule, casually slip in that “hey, if this chapter can hit *insert number slightly higher than the average* reviews, I’ll update *insert earlier date than when you would be updating*.” Like, just try that once. I swear you’ll get least a few more reviews than normal.)

Blahblahblah, I’m whining, if you’re going to reblog this to be a snarky asshole and call fic writers entitled/greedy/etc how about you consider not doing that and maybe just let fic writers be frustrated over things. Writing is hard.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for someone who wants to go vegan??

Yay I’m so glad you are looking into veganism. Veganism is magic.

okay well first

* Get informed! I would recommend watching the wonderful documentaries “earthlings” < this video made me vegan. (Please watch it when you can!!) and “forks over knives” which should be available on Netflix.
These documentaries changed my life.
I say get informed because it’s so important! Knowledge is power. Lots of people don’t fully realize the reality of where your food comes from. Or how harmful it is to your body. Unfortunately many of us have been brought up separating food from the life it once had. That burger was once a cow living and breathing. They had a life, until it was slaughtered to make the burger you are eating. This is my key motivation to being vegan. I have a choice on what I eat every meal of everyday and I make my choice being one that did not cause suffering.

now on to how to make veganism work for you

* Learn how to substitute. Go at your own pace and transition. Start replacing dairy milk with soy/almond milk, meat with tofu or any meat replacements. (Though those can get expensive as well as other replacements: vegan ice-cream, yogurt, cheese) Try including more beans, rice, pasta, potatoes, fruits, and vegetables to your diet :) bananas are super cheap and will become your best friend 🍌

Prepare meals ahead of time and make large quantities of it and store it in the fridge for later.
Make sure you eat enough. Don’t worry about getting enough protein. It’s a myth that you need meat for protein. The best sources of protein are actually plant based.

and lastly

*Stay strong. The first few days might be tough, but it will become easier. It’s actually easier than people think it is. Anything and everything non-vegan can be made vegan :) it tastes better/is better for you, is better for the environment, and better for the animals! It’s seriously the best!
And yes, I go through my day every single day, not craving or missing it, and you will get there too.
Also it’s important to keep the mindset that you can eat meat/consume animal products, but you don’t want to. The difference is that being a vegan is not a sacrifice. It’s not a diet, it’s morals and logic. Animals have just as much of a right to live on the earth with us, and not for us.

I want to address a specific kind of ask we get from time to time at lgunity, which basically boils down to this: “Trans people who pass extremely well exist. This means that sexuality is not based on biological sex.”

This does not disprove our definition of sexuality at all, and that’s what I want to talk about in this post.

Question: If a trans man has a beard and a masculine physique, would a lesbian be attracted to him just because he has a vagina? If a trans woman has breasts, curves, and an overall feminine appearance, would a gay man be attracted to her just because he has a penis?

Short answer: no, it’s very unlikely that in these situations, a lesbian would be attracted to the well-passing trans man or a gay man would be attracted to the well-passing trans woman. After all, the trans people described here have surgically and chemically altered their bodies to emulate the opposite sex. It may not be apparent at all that they are trans.

Of course, it isn’t impossible for it to happen, especially in certain contexts (and keep in mind that these hypotheticals are always given with no context, even though relationships always have a very personal context in our lives). For instance, if a lesbian dated someone who began to identify as a trans man and transition at some point in their relationship, it’s up to them whether their relationship will continue to work. The same goes for a gay man dating someone who transitions.

Question: So if gay people aren’t attracted to the trans people in these scenarios, doesn’t that mean sexuality is based on gender expression instead of sex?

Actually, it doesn’t mean that at all.

First, let’s think about things historically. People who are exclusively same-sex attracted have always existed. They have always been attracted to others based on their biological sex and secondary sex characteristics. Women who only desire other biological women and men who only desire other biological men exist. That’s a fact, and there’s nothing intrinsically immoral about it, as we’ve been trying to make homophobes see for centuries.

Next, please remember that biological sex extends beyond one’s genitals. It’s extremely homophobic and disrespectful to call gay people genital fetishists. It is the entire combination of someone else’s sex characteristics that attracts us to them (and this is just the basis; do not think gay people do not care about personality and compatibility). For this reason, a trans man probably won’t be attractive to lesbians, even if he has a vagina, and the same for trans women with penises in regards to gay men’s attraction.

The kind of arguments presented to us are disingenuous, anyway. This isn’t about individual well-passing trans people. This is about lesbians being told that they consider all trans women as dating options, and gay men being told they cannot rule out any trans man from their dating pool. A pre-op trans woman is supposed to be just as appealing to lesbians as a biological woman. This simply isn’t going to be the case.

Question: Doesn’t this hurt trans people? Why are you contributing to the kind of rhetoric that gets trans people killed?

Let’s be clear here: accusing gay people of being motivating factors in the murder of trans people is fucked up and nonsensical. The reasons that trans people are murdered have a lot in common with why gay people are murdered. Both of our groups are acting in a way that non-gay and non-trans people despise, because we are going against the sex roles we were supposedly born into. Trans people are killed because their gender expression does not match their biological sex. Gay people are killed because we defy gender roles by being attracted to the same sex.

It is cruel, then, to tell us we are contributing to the homophobic and transphobic mindsets that get us both murdered.

Even if every gay person in the world ignored our exclusive same-sex attraction and started dating trans people, even if we agreed wholeheartedly that trans women are exactly the same as biological women and trans men are exactly the same as biological men, trans people would still be murdered. That’s because gay people aren’t the ones oppressing and killing trans people. We have no societal power to create a transphobic instrastructure.

Name the problem: straight, non-trans men who hate anyone who defies sex-based roles, whether through being gay or being trans. Name the problem: a society that privileges people who behave in a gender-conforming, heterosexual manner.

Gay people are not the enemy of trans people. We share a common oppression. Instead of focusing activist efforts on forcing gay people into relationships and sex we don’t want, we need to fight the actual sources of homophobia and transphobia.

anonymous asked:

How much ice would you need to extinguish the sun? (Or is such a feat even possible?)

Such a feat would not be possible, because the Sun isn’t actually burning. When it comes to combustion, you need a fuel source, oxygen, and heat. Water can take away heat, stopping the combustion process. However, combustion isn’t what’s powering the Sun, nuclear fusion is.

The core of our Sun is very hot, and very dense. Because of this, atoms are constantly smashing into each other, and every now and then, they can fuse. Nuclear fusion is when two elements combine into a single, larger element, which gives off energy in the process. Unlike combustion, it would be extremely difficult to stop nuclear fusion in the Sun’s core. If there is a way, I don’t know it.

Actually, because nuclear fusion is mainly fueled by hydrogen and helium, and water has hydrogen in it, any water you throw into the Sun would probably just be giving it more fuel. Although, the effects of this thought experiment go far beyond my understanding of the subject, so I’m not exactly sure what would happen.

Point is, if you hate the Sun that much, it’d be a lot easier to just stay indoors.

  • Morrigan: I see the stories they tell of Grey Warden endurance are not exaggerated.
  • Warden: You're just saying that.
  • Morrigan: Not at all. Legends abound regarding such figures as Garahel, sordid though they may be. The unanswered question, of course, is whether the endurance exists because of the taint within you or because the Grey Wardens are by nature so very... healthy. I enjoy the thought that 'tis a little of both. Natural prowess driven by a darker side.