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anonymous asked:

Hi I don't have a tumblr, hence the anon, and I really wanna make one to post art...but I'm sorta nervous to. Do you have any tips to get over that fear (or maybe what helped you?) and any other general things to know about posting art online? Oh and your art is just so pretty!!

Hey that’s awesome you wanna start posting! Good news because the best way to stop feeling nervous about sharing art is to just Start Sharing It. Like anything else, the more you do it, the less of an ordeal it becomes. We all have a tendency to overblow things in our head and I’ve been doing it for a while so I can guarantee it’s not nearly as bad as whatever you’re thinking! What’s going to happen is you’re gonna tag your drawing with some stuff, post it, and get some notes. Maybe a few and maybe a lot but that’s usually it! Nothing to worry about :)

PS my best tip is to make sure you tag it so you get some exposure!

i love it when i see news posts from the early 2000s like “wow i can’t believe this is still happening in 2003″ well guess what karen racism is still a thing in 2017 too

washingtonpost.com
Democrats introduce bill to ban anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy nationwide
The Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017 would do nationally what seven states and the District of Columbia have already done.

Earlier this week, Congressional Democrats introduced the Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2017, a bill that would ban anti-LGBTQ conversion therapy nationwide. About 70 members of Congress said they support the bill.

The bill would classify conversion therapy and those practitioners who offer it as fraudulent. As you know, it’s been shown many times that conversion therapy does not work and is actually deeply harmful. 

“The bill is very simple,” Lieu told The Washington Post. “It says it is fraud if you treat someone for a condition that doesn’t exist and there’s no medical condition known as being gay. LGBTQ people were born perfect; there is nothing to treat them for. And by calling this what it should be, which is fraud, it would effectively shut down most of the organizations.”

The Washington Post article linked above provides a really good history of conversion therapy, from its earliest opponents to its documented harmful effects to the politicians who still won’t say whether or not they’d support a ban. Give it a read this morning, and cross your fingers for positive change.

washingtonpost.com
After Trump fired Comey, White House staff scrambled to explain why
"Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off,” Sean Spicer said as he emerged from shadowy bushes on the White House grounds.
By https://www.facebook.com/wpjennajohnson

After Spicer spent several minutes hidden in the bushes behind these sets, Janet Montesi, an executive assistant in the press office, emerged and told reporters that Spicer would answer some questions, as long as he was not filmed doing so. Spicer then emerged.

“Just turn the lights off. Turn the lights off,” he ordered. “We’ll take care of this. … Can you just turn that light off?”

Spicer got his wish and was soon standing in near darkness between two tall hedges, with more than a dozen reporters closely gathered around him.

read this insane article

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Here is something: After two men in the Netherlands were attacked while walking home from a party holding hands, straight Dutch politicians everywhere are showing their solidarity by walking around holding hands. 

The top photo is of Dutch leader of the Democrats 66 party Alexander Pechtold and D66 financial specialist Wouter Koolmees; the second photo is of the men from the Dutch Embassy in London; the bottom photo is of the male staff of the Dutch mission at the United Nations in New York. Cute, gents; I hope you’re also working hard to protect victims of hate crimes, create a culture of inclusivity in your communities, and make sure this doesn’t happen again.

(via the Huffington Post)

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Fifty years ago, it was thought that the New Guniea Highland Wild Dog went extinct in the wild. These two images were recently taken using a scent lure; they show a pregnant female and her two pups.  After an expedition, scientists were able to determine over 100 photographs of “at least 15 wild individuals, including males, females, and pups, thriving in isolation and far from human contact” in only two days of the cameras being up. The only photos taken before this expedition were 2 unconfirmed ones that were taken in 2005 and 2012. 

After confirming via DNA tests, the New Guniea Highland Wild Dog Foundation declared that the canine breed is no longer on the list of extinct species.

animenewsnetwork.com
Hetalia Gets 3rd Stage Musical in July
Previous stage musical ran in Tokyo, Osaka in November

The staff of the stage musical adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya’s Hetalia - Axis Powers manga announced on Tuesday that a third stage musical adaptation is slated for this July.

The musical’s tentative title is Musical Hetalia, with an as-yet-unrevealed subtitle. It will run at the NHK Osaka Hall in Osaka, and at Theatre 1010 in Tokyo.

Further information, such as whom will be reprising their roles from previous musicals, has yet to be released at this time.

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In an apparent act of attempted intimidation, someone in New York chained a massive cross to Gay Street in Greenwich Village, the LGBTQ neighborhood, on Good Friday. Over the next few days the cross moved to different locations, always chained up so nobody could move it. 

New Yorkers responded the way they know best: by drinking champagne and painting the cross in rainbow colors.

“To be honest, I’m a Christian, and the cross means, love, peace and hope. And it was clear the owner of this cross did not share those values,” Gay St. resident Micah Latter, whose gate the cross was first chained to, told HuffPost. “Whatever [this person’s] point, [it] was lost in translation. Their actions were pointless and annoying.” […]

On Sunday, Latter and ten neighbors and friends gathered to paint the cross the colors of the LGBTQ rainbow flag. They drank champagne and changed the locks so the original owner can no longer move it ― they’re now calling it “The Love Cross.” […]

”Neighbors and strangers came together on Gay St., all approaching the meaning of the cross with different personal views, yet we all shared the same love and support for the community that we bonded over,” Latter told HuffPost. “For two hours on a Sunday, it was just random strangers, tourists, straight couples, gay couples, kids and neighbors spreading love, painting rainbows on a cross, getting to know our neighbors, and drinking champagne on Gay St. It was a magical NYC evening!”

This city. (via the Huffington Post)

agirlapencilandaplan  asked:

i was reading the news headlines you posted, and I need clarification. What does "vamping" mean

A stereotypical vamp was a young woman - a siren - who preyed on men (especially rich ones), using sex appeal to get her way, toying with their feelings, bringing men to their downfall - a heart breaker. With great ease she’d steal another girl’s boyfriend or husband away. When she wasn’t stealing husbands: watch out mothers! She might be the ruin of your college aged son. Her morals were lax. She cared more about the chase than actually having the man.

A vamp was usually portrayed as a lithe woman with dark bobbed hair, bright lipstick, plenty of mascara and eye shadow, maybe some rouge… and very little clothing (short skirts or velvet dresses, very thin stockings). She’d stay out all night and drink, smoke, flirt and swear with no qualms. 

Why was she called a vamp? Wicked and beautiful, like a vampire, she usually came out at night and she’d “suck the lifeblood” out of a man before discarding him once she’d had her way.

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Keiynan Lonsdale, who stars in The Flash on The CW, came out as liking girls and guys in a lovely Instagram post a few days ago. He wrote:

I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, & I like guys (yes), I like growing, I like learning, I like who I am and I really like who I’m becoming. Spent way too many years hating myself, thinking I was less valuable because I was different.. which is just untrue. A couple years ago I was able to accept myself, & it saved my life, but now I’ve gotten to a new road block & I feel kind of lost. I gotta take the next step & actually embrace who I am, which is pretty exciting. Not faking shit anymore, not apologising for falling in love with people no matter their gender. I’ve become bored of being insecure, ashamed, scared… no one should feel like that about themselves, especially when there is so much good life to live. Ya know more & more I see so many young people being their best / truest selves, it’s fucking inspiring… so what have I been waiting for!? Who knows. Everyone in their own time. I hope we can all learn to embrace who we are & not judge people who aren’t exactly the same as us. The truth is we are all family, we’re all one. Just love. Keiy. ❤

Welcome to the family, Keiy. ❤ (via the Huffington Post)

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“So, Wall Street Journal, a well known, respected news outlet, posted that I, during the past 6 months, have made 9 videos that have anti-semitic messaging in it […] so basically, they went to the biggest brands that I work with: Disney and YouTube, and they pushed them in the corner and said ‘hey, what do you think about this? Look at this, this is bad!’ Obviously cornering them, forcing them to sever their ties with me…” [x]