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'After what I've been through, don't tell me I'm not autistic'
Louise Kidney burned herself out working for the Government Digital Service, by trying to look like everyone else
By Louise Kidney

(AUTO) I have been through a lot in my life, but I finally understand I am not alone and there are others who see the world like I do.  That makes life just a little bit easier.

anonymous asked:

Does Keith Kogane is gay is the most discussed inthe media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his music career, but his bad rumor.

model!jack & NHL!bitty drabble

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The thing most people didn’t seem to realize, Jack often thought, was that modeling was a physical job.

It wasn’t physical in the same way hockey was, obviously. But modeling required a total control over his body that most people didn’t possess. And Jack had grown up under intense scrutiny, knew how to hold himself to look the thinnest, knew how to school his features so no one knew he was angry or upset. He wasn’t the most outgoing or self-assured guy at his agency, but Jack knew he was a good model. And while it certainly wasn’t the profession he’d dreamt of as a child, he’d really grown to love it. Like with hockey, when Jack went into his focused mode at work, it was like all the noise and fear in his head went silent. Perhaps he’d never achieve anything as earth-shattering as winning the cup, but Jack was content in his life.

Except for now. Jack hated doing public events, even ones for charities like tonight. Though he was almost 30, Jack had the urge to find his mother and hide behind her skirts at the mere thought of making small talk with strangers. But his agent had insisted, networking and public image and blah blah blah, so Jack was here, gripping a tonic water tightly, politely nodding at something some old man was saying. Jack had stopped paying attention a while ago.

“Oh, Jack, honey!”

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Public Shame

As I mentioned, I recently read Jon Ronson’s book “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” and thought it made some very compelling points on the renaissance of public shaming in the age of social media.  I was going to post my highlights, but then I realized I’d highlighted about 30% of the book, so instead:

I wrote down what I thought were some of the key, take-home points the book made, and pulled quotes from the book in no particular order for each of them.  It’s  still a wall of text, but feel free to wade in if you’re interested.

Again, I strongly recommend giving this book a read.

  • Public shaming is often motivated by a belief that one is Doing Good
  • Public shaming is about social conformity
  • Public shaming can make us LESS aware of viewpoints different that our own 
  • Shame works because we are all afraid
  • Shaming others can bring out our own brutality
  • Shame leads to dehumanization and “death of the soul”
  • Shame leads to violence
  • Technology has strange warping effects on how public shaming affects us (and social media shaming can have longer impacts than we expect)
  • There is evidence that “De-shaming” may have more positive outcomes than shaming

quotes from the book supporting each point under the cut. (bolding mine, quotes by paragraph and in no particular order)

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The Rumor Come Out: Does Viktor Nikiforov is Gay?

Viktor Nikiforov is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago.

Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor.

The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his skating career, but his bad rumor.

The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this skater revealed himself as homosexual with Yuuri Katsuki.

Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

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When we’re no longer able to change a situation, we’re challenged to change ourselves.

The Rumor Come Out: Does Jacksepticeye is Anti?

So I saw this @lum1natrix answer this ask and well I had to.

The Rumor Come Out: Does Jacksepticeye is Anti?

Jacksepticeye is Anti is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2016, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his Anti. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his youtube career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this youtuber revealed himself as Antisepticeye. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

When Fandom Fuckery Turns Into Overexposure and How to Fix It

A GRAIN OF SALT. TAKE ONE, PLEASE. These are thoughts I couldn’t put together for an Anon without the help of @hardblazesong’s IMs, and her comprehensive and incredibly written post that can be found here and is a must-read. 

I was asked earlier today (or maybe yesterday, let’s not pretend I suddenly have my shit together) about the birthday pic being a failed attempt at a fix for IG trolling. 

There is such a personal element to all of this for fans and that’s not how we’re all seen to celebrities all of the time. We may be catalogued and grouped into different factions but at the end of the day, we are all part of a dramatic, invasive and entitled burden to Sam and Cait, and dollar signs for the show and it’s network. The public is always, always, always being fed half of the truth and blatant lies, and their collective lack of awareness and blind acceptance is counted on. Celebrity camps don’t handle it well when the public doesn’t buy what they are selling, and their attempts to double down with contingencies are heavy handed and often too late.

Sam and Cait have become overexposed in this fandom. They are the favorite toy being fought over in one giant, fucked up playground and it’s not a good look for anybody, especially because they’ve failed to find consistent footing in how they react and respond to it. I’ve said in a previous post that if they’re hiding a relationship and going public is not an option, then there is little they can do to repackage that, and what they’ve resorted to for their narrative has failed. But the public hates being bombarded with anything that is painfully manufactured and shoved down their throats, which is why so many celebrities who reach DEFCON 1 from a publicity and saturation standpoint take a fucking hint and disappear. It seems counterintuitive to lay low in order to retain exposure, but it’s necessary and it works. (Anne Hathaway around Les Mis Oscar time, anyone?)

So, along that vein, what is the solution to back the lead actors away from a fandom that revolves around them to reset both their reputations and cease being complicit in the fuckmuppetry?

If I were their managers, PR person, go-to friend for advice or the barista who makes their fucking lattes, I would advise them to only use their social media as a one-way street. Promote the show, support their charities, give a little glimpse into their personal (and by that I mean singularly personal) lives. No likes. No drama. No interaction. Hit the reset button, make people pine for the good old days when they actually chatted with fans or made birthday tweets to some random fan’s best friend and let the toxicity disperse as much as it can. That also extends to their co-stars, friends, significant others. All of it needs to stop and everybody needs to be on board. No IG games. No breadcrumbs. No coyness or passive-aggressiveness, no tongue in cheek, no mysteries that require the collective efforts of the Pink Panther, Columbo, Carmen SanDiego, Benson and Stabler, and Inspector Fucking Gadget and all of his go go gadget arm reaches. NOTHING.

Will it fix every issue? No. Will it mend fences, bandage wounds and lower the middle fingers of fans who have decided to write off Sam, Cait or the two of them as a package deal? Hell to every no and a hard fuck to the maybes while we’re at it. But they absolutely cannot continue along this road and not end up rolling this whole fucking thing into the ditch more than they already have an expect to come out unscathed. 

If we’re nothing more than part of the business, then they need a smart business solution to pull themselves out of this PR disaster of a tsunami where the water level just continues to rise.

P.S. This has to do with the business side of celebrity ONLY and is not meant to sound unsympathetic or dismiss the personal nutfuckery anyone has been subject to via trolling, doxxing, threats, dickassery, etc.)

The Rumor Come Out: Does the Joker is Gay?

The Joker is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor.

The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his music career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this singer revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

the truth is out: does light yagami is gay?

Light Yagami is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his music career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this wizard revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

buckle up folks because I can already feel this is going to be a long one.

i think i was very lucky because i was able to experience both community college and university. I was accepted as a Spring Admit at my current university so that means I would enter as an incoming freshman in the Spring Semester instead of the Fall like a typically freshman. Therefore, in the fall, I decided to enroll in my local community college to get a head start on some credits.

Here is my opinion on the pros and cons of both.

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Does Severus Snape is gay?

Severus Snape is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his music career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this wizard revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

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Wait, you actually think the EU is better than the US? I'm from the USA and we're fine, you should visit sometime. I have actual friends from France and Germany that came here for study abroad and want to stay because of how shitty Europe is. I don't think you can compare the the crumbling EU to the U.S.

😑 Thank you but that’s not necessary I actually have been to the US and I actually live in the EU (UK, so soon-to-Brexit but yeah). Just so there are no misunderstandings, this started because I posted something complaining about people- especially Trump supporters- depicting the EU as a total hell hole on the brink of collapse, overrun with refugees, the very fabric of national culture going up in flames. It’s a condescending and insulting caricature, especially coming from people who don’t even live here? It’s not that we don’t have problems- as I readily acknowledged- but the way so many people distort and warp things to fit their narrative. Yeah, there are some people here who agree with Trump, but there are a lot of us who think what he’s saying about Europe is a lot of rubbish too. But we get written off as people embarked on national suicide and ‘political correctness’ huh. 

How the EU as a political institution copes with Brexit and the other challenges remains to be seen. It has areas where improvements are needed. But…that goes for the US as well? That’s my point. There are protests going on about racism and police brutality, against Trump, over the Dakota Pipleline, the country spends way more than healthcare than the rest of the developed world with much poorer results- but does that mean your country is on the brink of total collapse? Because there are loads of areas the EU performs better and if you think we are crumbling what does that make the US? I’m saying that the day-to-day, our quality of life- what things actually are like is nowhere near as uniformly bad or simple as what you think it is. Immigration and terrorism that’s another hot-button issue in the US, isn’t it? The White House appears to be in quite a mess- your VP even had to come here to tell us to disregard what the President said. So, why is the US ‘fine’ and the EU ‘shit’?

And yes, if you so confidently think the US does everything best, you should revisit that. It’s not even that I think the US is a terrible, shitty place. It’s an interesting and dynamic country. I really liked visiting it. It’s on the cutting edge of a lot of areas especially tech companies and producing cultural products. American popular culture is immensely influential. But I can see clear as day there are areas that EU countries tend to do better. I like my free healthcare, for one. I couldn’t believe how much my sister had to pay when she was at Yale because here it is free at the point of need. I like our lower homicide rates. I like the rigorous anti-discrimination laws built into EU directives that have helped give me, as a woman, far more rights in the workplace and if I should choose to have children- a minimum standard of maternity leave. I like our extensive public transport network across Europe. No need for a car.

None of these mean we have zero problems. But I’m tired of people -especially if you’ve never even been here- oversimplifying it. Especially about immigration or the refugees. Because guess what? This isn’t the first rodeo for Europe, when it comes to immigration and refugees. For the UK in particular? Why, a Tory politician called Enoch Powell even gave a very dramatic speech called Rivers of Blood about immigrants from the (non-white) British Commonwealth. That such people would never ever assimilate and completely destroy the UK’s national character. ‘It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre’. He even claims a constituent told him, ‘In this country in 15 or 20 years’ time the black man will have the whip hand over the white man.’

That was in 1968. It’s almost 50 years now. And it was a lot of rubbish and racism. I would know, because I’m from the British Commonwealth myself and I speak English as my first language. No doubt, there were difficulties for many in the first generation. But their kids were born here and it becomes the only country they know. They become British, in their own way. Some even become Mayor of London. And during the Brexit referendum, I found myself beseeched by the Leave campaign to vote Leave, that no, they were not xenophobic- see? They didn’t mind immigrants like me who were ‘British’ enough, that we are different because we integrated after all, why being from the old British Empire must have helped, all those connections to jolly Britain. Just not those Eastern Europeans and Syrian refugees. I couldn’t help but chuckle at the irony.

Integration and all those other challenges aren’t shit that get solved with a snap of the fingers. I don’t know for sure what the future holds for the EU and Europe. But what I know is I’m sick to death of the hysteria. It’s massively over-simplistic, centred around distorting and warping things and is more concerned about scapegoating certain groups of people and scoring political points than offering real solutions. Which, unfortunately, is not only being spread around by the European far right but now also American politicians for their own agenda. 

P.S I think it’s rather quite daring of those French and German friends of yours  to want to exchange their excellent universal healthcare for the US system. 

anonymous asked:

hello rahma! i know you reblogged @mellonjin 's jin call out post and i have a question, you've stated on this blog before (although it might've been removed) that you are currently living within an emotionally abusive state (please deflect and delete this ask if you don't want to talk about i completely understand) but do you believe what mellonjin said abt jin's current mistreatment being emotional abuse?

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The rumor come out: does Teruki Hanazawa is gay?

Teruki Hanazawa is gay is the most discussed in the media in the few years ago. Even it has happened in 2012, but some of the public still curious about what is exactly happening and to be the reason there is a rumor comes out about his gay. At that time he became the massive social networking rumor. The public, especially his fans are shocked. He just came out with his bad rumor which is spread massively. This time is not about his music career, but his bad rumor. The rumor is out of standardize of hoax, according the last reported this singer revealed himself as homosexual. Do you still believe or not, this rumor is really much talked by people even in a person of his fans.

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I just would like to vent my frustration over the loss of both Timeless and Once this week. I feel like I've been punched in the gut. I'm absolutely devastated over timeless. How is it possible that something amazing like timeless gets cancelled but they pick up something like Taken. I mean I know it's a business but I'm angry and bitter.

Like, I am at peace with OUAT ending because it’s an amazing but obviously aging show that has run its natural narrative course and then a bit, had six seasons, and was pretty much at its terminus anyway. In fact, it would be smarter at this point to let canon go gracefully, rather than trying to milk a s7 without its leading lady/emotional center. (And I think they should have planned for six seasons all along and let the fans know in advance that this was the final season so we could prepare/be at peace with it, rather than springing the SURPRISE, THIS IS IT FOR THE SHOW AS YOU KNOW IT! on us a week before the finale – not blaming anyone, but that’s essentially what happened.)

But Timeless??!

It’s a show in its FIRST season, was very well received and reviewed, had an already-devoted fanbase, was an above/average performer once views on all platforms were taken into account (and it had a Timeslot of Death, because really who is still up to watch live at 10pm on a Monday night?) It had a great brot3 (the time team) at its center, and at least three ships that fans loved and which coexisted harmoniously and happily without any hate (Lyatt, Garcy, Riya). It was diverse. It was refreshingly honest. It was fun and didn’t take itself too seriously. It was nowhere near done with the story it had to tell and the opportunities it could explore. In short, IT HAD SO MUCH MORE TO DO.

And NBC canceled it while picking up a cheaper, shittier, in-house production with lower ratings, because… the bottom line, I guess?

If you’re not going to invest in/develop popular shows, even if they start out a little uneven, don’t be surprised when network TV is reduced to (even more of) a barren wasteland that nobody watches, and all the good stuff is only available on premium/paying subscription services. Which obviously is unfair because not everyone can pay to access content, but which has been sort of made the case/forced on the viewing public if network TV can’t move on from its ancient, cumbersome, and not-really-that-informative Nielsen ratings system. Because only a small percentage of the TV-watching population has a box, and because very few people sit down and watch a show live on first airing. In short, the entire model has become obsolete, and good TV is suffering for it.

So basically, the only way this made sense as a business decision was because it was cheaper, in the short term, for NBC to pick up a shittier in-house production. They could absolutely have invested in and grown and expanded Timeless’ already passionate fanbase (I mean, Kripke’s other show is Supernatural, which has been running for 84 years and still has devoted fans… I’m just saying). But nah? There is still a mathematical possibility that somewhere else picks it up, but… yeah, if wishes were horses, and all that.

In short: Fuck ‘em. I hope they step on legos every day for a year.