What I believe

I feel like I’ve been too negative lately. And I think there’s a shortage of liberals clearly saying what they want and believe.

So here’s my manifesto, more or less. The rules for liberalism, as I practice it.

1. The Truth, Above All

If the facts tell you things you don’t want to hear, accept them. If it turns out that liberalism doesn’t work, stop being a liberal.

The truth is the biggest advantage you can ever have in politics over the long term. So don’t lie to yourself or to anyone else.

If you ever find yourself lying for your cause, denying scientific realities or trying to deceive people into supporting you, you’re probably on the wrong side.

2. The Best For Everyone

Every person matters. Don’t write anyone off as morally irrelevant. Foreigners, misfits, vagrants, criminals, political enemies…if you can make their lives better, do so.

This does not mean giving everyone everything they want. Many people want things that will hurt other people. Liberalism demands that you remember that those other people are people, and deserve your protection from the people who want to hurt them.

Remember, we’re all stuck on this world together. 

3. Follow Your Own Rules

Human rights aren’t just for your friends. Laws aren’t just for your enemies.

Liberalism is here to let people of every religion and ideology live together. It’s here to reconcile nearly irreconcilable differences. For this to work at all, you need to obey your own rules even when they’re inconvenient.

Your enemies won’t always do the same for you in return, so make sure your rules aren’t crippling. But follow them. Every person who respects a rule strengthens it.

If you lose an election, and you have at your disposal enough power to overturn the result by force…don’t. Doing so will almost certainly make things worse.

4. Be Pragmatic

Compromises are not to be feared. They’re the way of the world.

Think capitalism is evil? Think taxation is theft? Fair enough. Liberals don’t have to be capitalist or statist. But they do have to respect the limitations of reality.

You do not have the strength to destroy everyone who disagrees with you. You need to be willing to negotiate with your enemies. Sometimes a mutually-acceptable compromise is impossible, sometimes violence is necessary, but always try for a nonviolent solution.

If you have radical ideas, by all means push for them. But don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good, and be very reluctant to kill people. Remember that the future is uncertain, and nothing ever works smoothly on a grand scale.

5. When In Doubt, Be Kind

We all make mistakes. But if you’re humble, considerate, and slow to anger, you’ll screw up less and hurt people less when you do.

Don’t be a doormat. But do be kind, even to your enemies. Give the benefit of the doubt, don’t condemn people casually, and don’t indulge in cruelty.


So like I got to meet Mo Willems today and got his autograph so that’s super cool since I’ve read like all of his books (I work at a children’s library so I read while I shelve them lmao) and his drawing style and story telling has been an inspiration to me since I have really considered trying to be a children’s book illustrator so it was just really cool to meet such a cool guy anyway back to ur scheduled programming

"I won't let you get hurt."  (a Walking Dead drabble, Caryl).

Between seasons 2 and 3.  An AU where Sophia where lived.  Takes place between “Quit touching me.  Your feet are cold."  and "You just wanted them because they light up." 

Daryl teaches Sophia and her mama an important lesson. 

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♥⇢ Ok so I’ve never done one of these and I actually appreciate all of my mutuals… Even if we’ve never actually talked, I want you guys to know that I’m here if you ever need to talk, rant, have me reblog your selfie/edit, anything really (even if it’s not hp!! tag me on your photography!!). Y’all are amazing and I hope you have a lovely 2017!!

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okay so i tried my hand at writing for the first time in Years and idk if it’s any good?? idk its just Neil being introspective more that anything, mostly about andrew,, idk,, pls be nice to me it been so long since ive written 

In his 19 years of life Neil Josten had concerned himself with one thing: survival. He knew the concept like he knew every ugly blemish that marred his torso, like he knew the insistent need to get out of there perpetually lodged in his throat, like he knew the feel of cold steel against warm flesh again again again. That is to say he knew what it meant to survive intimately so. Neil knew how to shoot a man to make him bleed out without fatality and he knew how to kill a man without leaving a trace. The snik of a lock successfully picked, the consuming smoke and fire in his lungs, in his throat, on his tongue, the ricochet of a bullet and the resounding finality of the resultant echo were all sensations Neil had familiarised himself with over the years. Fear was something that had woven itself between Neil’s fingertips, burned behind eyes and weighted down his tongue. Intimacy meant feeling his mother’s heartbeat roaring in his ears on those nights it was too close, it was the back of his mother’s hand and the side of his face when he looked too long, it was Lola’s breath on his neck, hot and heavy.

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Grillby Bonus Boss Fight (Genocide Run) (spoilers!)

I’m surprised I haven’t seen more posts about this fight.  It shouldn’t be that hard to find, since sans flat out tells you where to go.  If you head back to Grillby’s after beating Sans you’ll find him waiting there for you.  And he’s not happy.

The music cuts in here.  Obviously there isn’t a full hidden track–instead, I’m pretty sure what plays is just MEGALOVANIA reversed (NEGALOVANIA?)  You can listen to it here:

The glasses scroll from right to left or left to right, and they get faster each time.

This one gets really tricky, since the bubbles don’t move in straight lines and you can’t stop moving.  It’s not impossible but I’ve never avoided taking damage.

And sometimes he just lets one of these loose.  This one doesn’t look too hard to avoid, and it isn’t at first.  But it can strike in the center or on either side, and he’ll sometimes do it in the middle of the other two attacks.

As you would guess from his defense, one hit is enough to take him down…but he immediately reignites no matter how many times you do.

The only way to make it stick is to make a detour to Hotland first.

If you carry the cup with you into the battle you have a new option in the act menu.

And with that, Grillby is no more.

someone save us from this carpeted bathroom

the signs as glory days promotional singles
  • aries: you gotta not
  • taurus: fu
  • gemini: nothing else matters
  • cancer: touch
  • leo: nobody like you
  • virgo: down & dirty
  • libra: you gotta not
  • scorpio: fu
  • sagittarius: nothing else matters
  • capricorn: touch
  • aquarius: nobody like you
  • pisces: down & dirty