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anonymous asked:

I hate the V/////////tron fandom toooo, I'm glad I'm not alone smh

((The reason why i hate V///oltron was because it was literally EVERYWHERE and it came to the point that it annoyed the shit out of me.

Not only that but people both IRL and Online associated with the fandom broke me emotionally, and it came to the point where I even had to go through THERAPY and the mere MENTION of the fandom brings me into a total breakdown. I was an emotionally unstable piece of shit for 7 FUCKING MONTHS because of those people.

I am STILL trying to find some tolerance for the fandom without finding myself shaking at the stress I got into. but no. SOME people decide to use it as a way to tease me to annoy me just to see my reaction to something that reminds me of how much my fucking life is a mess. Now, I get PISSED when it gets mentioned.

so dont FUCKING EVER bring that shit back up

WE CLEAR?))

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Paterson (2016)

Directed by Jim Jarmusch

Cinematography by Frederick Elmes

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Silence (2016)

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto

Chakras 101

Chakras are energetic centers in the body. Each one is responsible for different areas of our lives. They can become unbalanced by certain emotions and habits.

There are 7 main chakras. Each one has a color associated with it. Focusing on the color or wearing clothes that are the same color can also help you balance it.
So here they are:

1. Root Chakra (Red color) - Located at the base of the spine. When it is balanced, you feel grounded, secure, and safe. If it’s unbalanced, you may begin to feel anxious, fearful, lost in your thoughts, and even dizzy. It gets blocked/unbalanced by fear. Laying on grass, walking on grass, putting hands in the soil, and doing yoga are all great ways to balance it.

2. Sacral Chakra (Orange) - Located two inches below the belly button. When it is balanced, you feel joyful, creative, passionate for life, have balanced relationships, your feelings flow freely, and you go with the flow easily. If it is unbalanced, you might be stiff and unemotional. It gets blocked/unbalanced by guilt. Avoid that feeling at all costs by remembering that you are always doing your best with the information that you have. Dancing, having fun, making time for yourself, and doing what brings you joy are all great ways to balance this chakra.

3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow) - Located about 3 inches above the belly button. When it is balanced, you feel confident and empowered. When it is unbalanced, you may feel insecure, not be able to say no when you want to, follow the crowd, and have very little self-discipline. It gets blocked/unbalanced by shame. To balance this chakra, I recommend consistently asking yourself what you actually want and doing that. Listen to your intuition.

4. Heart Chakra (Green) - Located in the middle of the chest. When it is balanced, you feel love, compassion, and work at creating harmonious relationships. When it is unbalanced, you feel cold and distant. It gets blocked/unbalanced by grief. To balance this chakra, I recommend sending love to yourself and others. You can do so by imagining bright light coming from your heart center and filling and surrounding yourself & them.

5. Throat chakra: (Light Blue) - Located in the throat area. When it is balanced, you have no problems expressing yourself and your words flow freely. When it is unbalanced, you may tend to not speak much and feel afraid to share what you have to say. This chakra gets blocked/unbalanced by telling lies. You’d be surprised how great things turn out when you tell the truth. To balance this chakra, I recommend speaking your truth, sharing what is important to you, and singing (alone if you are shy, haha).

6. Third Eye Chakra (Indigo) - Located between the eyebrows. When it is balanced, you can visualize easily, feel clarity, and have great intuition. When it gets unbalanced, you may feel confused easily, have frequent headaches, not be good at thinking for yourself, and rely on other people’s beliefs. It gets blocked/unbalanced by believing in illusions, such as all that exists is only what your current senses show you. To balance this chakra, begin listening to your intuition and meditate by focusing on the space between your eyebrows.

7. Crown Chakra (Violet) - Located at the top of the head. When it is balanced, you have an open mind, see that anything can be possible, that everything connects, and receive wisdom from various sources (such as spiritual books). When it is unbalanced, you might be rigid in your thinking and have many limiting beliefs. This chakra gets blocked by earthly or ego attachment. The best way to balance this chakra is to meditate. Of course, you can also get some spiritual books like The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and Conversations with God. They can help open the mind.

Try tuning into your body and feeling where there is tension. You may find that it is in one of the chakra locations.

P.S. If your chakra is really unbalanced or blocked, it can also turn into a physical problem such as frequent sore throats (throat chakra) or stomach problems (solar plexus chakra). If you have any physical problems, you can look up which chakras they are associated with online and work on them.

So APPARENTLY I can’t post things I find funny about Hillary Clinton because SOMEHOW by whatever feat of gravity defying logic, it is about this guy.

Listen, Daniel, if I’m going to say something about you, like now, I will announce it.

My blog is not dedicated to you. I don’t like you or hate you enough to spend that much time on you. What I do like and hate enough to blog about are politics, abortion, Hillary Clinton, and racial tensions.

All of which are phenomenally more important than you will ever, ever, ever be in my life.

So if you’re going to take me to court, since you’re feeling so froggy, jump right on that. I would love to see the look on a judge’s face while you try to explain how so many of my political posts and posts about people actually IN my life are SOMEHOW about you.

Otherwise, shut up and play with your own blog.

anonymous asked:

So, what does everyone equip in MMO? Armor, weapons, enchanted items like jewelry?

Yoosung - Paladin

  • Armor - Defender’s Hauberk, a heavy set of armor complete with a giant tower shield. Yoosung looks like he could take a lot of damage! 
  • Weapons - Lion’s Roar, a one-handed sword that is said to only be equippable someone with the brave, true heart of a lion. Yoosung adores it’s lore.
  • Special items of note - Betrothal Necklace, an odd necklace that actually becomes more powerful if you give half of it to another person. He’s been waiting for the right person, okay?

Zen - Bard

  • Armor - Gentleman’s Apparel, a charmingly roguish set complete with a broad-brimmed, feathered hat and knee-high boots. Zen knows how to look stylish! …Though its stats aren’t the best… Good looks are more important than fighting power, right?
  • Weapons - Lyrcia’s Lute, an item gained by befriending Lyrcia, the woman of the lake who is the highest level bard trainer. Befriending her means helping her court the Moonwatcher on the Mountain of Starlight, and Zen loved helping two pixelated gals become the Best of Pals. The instrument is rabbit themed.
  • Special items of note - Ruby Earrings, all in the name of style.

Jaehee - Priest

  • Armor - Cherry Blossom Habit. The primary diety in the fictional world of Mystic Message Online is thematically associated with cherry blossoms, and most priest equipment reflects that. Isn’t it interesting, that the world of MMO worships a thing associated with death and rebirth…?
  • Weapons - Merciful Bludgeon, a frightening, spiked mace with a highly tongue-in-cheek name. Perhaps this is an item that’ll put you out of your mercy.
  • Special items of note - She constantly carries healing items like Panacea and Healing Ointment on her, just in case she needs them. Who’s going to heal the healer if things get bad?

Jumin - Wizard

  • Armor - Dapper Suit, which technically functions as a cloth item, but it looks significantly different than most wizard robes. It’s a very charming, eighteenth-centuryesque set.
  • Weapons - Staff of Fortune, an item that confers a pretty significant luck boost to the player. Jumin finds it very helpful with farming rare items, and luck is a strange stat that has a number of bizarre effects on gameplay. Jumin has the most luck among all of the members of the RFA.
  • Special items of note - Collar of Elizabeth the III, the item that Jumin uses to summon his familiar.

707 - Mechanic

  • Armor -  Augmented Armor, which is a leather set (including a spiffy leather coat and fancy leather hat) that’s covered in various mechanical bits and bobs. It feels like Seven could pull anything out of his coat.
  • Weapons - Snake Eyes, a par of pistols with a devastating accuracy buff. They used to be Rika’s signature item, but near the end of her life, she said she wanted Seven to have them.
  • Special items of note - Mechanic’s Toolbelt, a badass looking accessory that includes pouches for bullets and other miscellaneous items. It increases the character’s storage capacity. 

V -  Ilusionist

  • Armor - Dreamweave Robe, a surprisingly plain garment in the darkness, but when exposed to light, it shimmers with the iridescence of a butterfly wing. It’s an item that’s often considered more worthwhile cosmetically than stats-wise.
  • Weapons - Luminescent Staff, a weapon that Rika initially pitched and helped V design. It’s a reward from a very obscure quest, but of course, V knows exactly how to do it. It’s kind of his key character item, and the thing everyone associates with him. It glows like the sun when he’s casting magic.
  • Special items of note - He still wears a ring that Rika crafted for him…

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  • Armor - The Eyes of Truth, light cloth garment with an eye motif. It seems to be a modified version of the typical Mint Eye garb. Stats - unknown.
  • Weapons - The Auger of Truth, a staff with a  frightening drill-like attachment. It seems very good at conducting explosive magic.
  • Special items of note - He has a never-ending supply of treats for animals.

Vanderwood - Assassin

  • Armor - Willowwatcher Hide, a set of fashionable, black-leather armor that gives the player the ability to completely camouflage themselves for fifteen seconds along with giving a passive boost to agility. One of the things needed to make it drops very rarely from a mini-boss called the Illusion Drake that only spawns in the Lilac Grotto, a strange place full of willow trees that grow purple blossoms.
  • Weapons - Static Shockers, a pair of knives imbued with a powerful electricity enchantment that gives a chance of paralyzing the target with each hit. Often, bosses have enough armor that this is completely ineffective… but it’s a pretty good item for a PKer.
  • Special items of note - They have a glamour effect that removes all blood effects from their daggers. No matter who or how much they attack, their weapons never get dirty.

anonymous asked:

Thanks for your answer to the question on online multiplayer. If you do not mind going further into this, does the money from ps+ or xbox live actually go to servers or game servers to improve things like reliability? Do you feel that paid console online is bad or good for the industry? If I understand you correctly, you state console makers if they go back to making online free those costs would be pushed on to others such as publishers, causing issues. Is that correct?

Does the money from ps+ or xbox live actually go to servers or game servers to improve things like reliability?

XBL and PS+ don’t actually run the game servers. Game servers are handled by the respective game’s publisher. What XBL and PS+ do is provide a platform that handles matchmaking, game invites, digital distribution, financial transaction support, activating and validating software keys, tracking achievements, and providing a messaging service and friends list.

That said, XBL and PS+ have performance indicators that the executives are watching - stats like percentage growth, revenue earned, marketing data, user engagement numbers, and so on. The money they earn through subscriptions and digital sales is, in part, channeled back into the service to continue maintenance and improvement. This means reliability, yes, but also things like better performance or quality of life features.

Do you feel that paid console online is bad or good for the industry?

I don’t think a paid console online platform is necessarily good or bad. It’s just a value proposition - here are a bunch of services that Sony and Microsoft (and soon Nintendo) are offering to you at a given price. You can decide, like me, that the annual cost isn’t worth it and not subscribe to the service. Or you can decide, like many friends of mine, that the value is there, and pay for the service. There are clearly enough people out there that view it as a worthwhile exchange. Who am I to tell them that they shouldn’t?

If console makers go back to making online free, the associated costs would be pushed on to others such as publishers, causing issues… right?

It is certainly one possibility. Other ways could be lowering costs for maintenance or development, selling advertisements, or selling user data to advertisers. Any sort of online gaming platform could do this. In fact, they could be doing any or all of these already and you’d probably never know.


Got a burning question you want answered?

anonymous asked:

I have to come out to 4 parents, and I'm really nervous (even though I'm probably not doing it until college). Even though I know this isn't what the blog's about, do you have any methods to calm the coming out anxiety?

1) First build a reliable circle of friends who you feel safe falling back on, if things ever go sour. This can be in real life, or online associates. It will go a long ways in making you feel less alone.

2) Remind yourself that their approval or acceptance of you is not any hallmark of your personal happiness. You’re graciously giving them information about you, and it’s on them to accept it for what it is.

3) And if things do get rough, that doesn’t mean it’ll stay that way forever! Everyone has the potential to grow and change!

- Fae

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Equifax Lobbied To Kill Rule Protecting Victims Of Data Breaches
The credit reporting company that exposed 143 million people's private data to hackers has lobbied for the right to block consumers from suing.

This is why Equifax has been so apathetic and callous in their response to being hacked and having their customer’s data being used and sold by hackers.

Equifax and Republicans don’t care about protecting customer data. Consumers don’t need protection because Consumers have no rights!  #GOPcomplicit

Federal documents reviewed by International Business Times show that in response to that rule, the Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) — which it is “the trade association which represents Equifax” — pressed regulators to back off the proposed prohibitions, saying the regulations would subject data companies to tough penalties if during a class action suit they were found to have broken the law.

Equifax wants to legalize kill Consumers Rights and Protection

In one section of the , CDIA declares that federal regulators “should exempt from its arbitration rule class action claims against providers of credit monitoring products.” The letter asserted that allowing customers to sue companies “would not serve the public interest or the public good” because it could subject the companies to “extraordinary and draconian civil liability provisions” under current law. In another section of the letter, Equifax’s lobbying group says that a rule blocking companies from forcing their customers to waive class action rights would expose credit agencies “to unmanageable class action liability that could result in full disgorgement of revenues” if companies are found to have illegally harmed their customers.

Equifax has its own swamp and its filled with Republicans

Equifax has delivered more than of campaign cash to Republican lawmakers since the creation of the CFPB in 2010. During that time, congressional Republicans have waged a campaign to weaken the CFPB, culminating in this year’s Republican legislative proposals to and . A top Trump-appointed regulator — former turned Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Norieka — has also.

According to government watchdog , 24 Republican senators co-sponsoring a bill to kill the arbitration rule have, over the course of their political careers, collectively received over $11 million in campaign contributions from commercial banks and over $100 million from the financial sector overall.

A long-time CDIA lobbyist and former top staff member from the Senate Banking Committee, Geoffrey P. Gray, is now lobbying Congress on a Republican bill to repeal post-2008 financial regulations. Federal show that Gray has been working specifically to influence “provisions related to the structure, powers, and funding of the CFPB.”

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Directed by David Yates

Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot

anonymous asked:

Hi reylorobyn2011 <3 I saw your post about Tomb Reyder and I just wanted to say that I'm so sorry that I took down my story without telling anyone... I got doxxed by someone on tumblr and so to protect my RL I deleted everything online associated with my 'iamlokilocked'/'coyoterey' accounts. I am so sorry to have lost all the wonderful comments and support from the Reylo community, I panicked after I was doxxed.

Omg. Well that is totally understandable! I’m sorry that happened to you ❤️ you have quite a few fans of tomb reyder and we just really loved your story. Thank you for reaching out!!!

Character Question of the Day: How does your character act when they haven’t slept in a while? Do they get really cranky? Really loopy? How long are they able to stay up before they crash?

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happy birthday @ohfemslash!!! i hope you have an incredible day and all your wishes come true!♥♥

unpopular opinion of the day: phil is so so guarded on camera always, and that tipsy talk was no different. not at all blaming him for it or finding fault with him, as it is his complete right to hide as much of himself as he wants. but you can tell that he would rather avoid discussing any topic that is even slightly difficult, complicated, or heavy and instead turn it into a funny/cute/quirky scenario that is in keeping with his quirky and cute persona as AmazingPhil. it’s entirely possible that he does this because he never wants his online presence to be associated with any kind of negativity - and he’s expressed that in interviews before. he obviously knows that a large part of his audience will be watching this video even though it’s not on his actual channel, and perhaps he doesn’t want them to find a version of him that feels substantially different. 

but sometimes it is frustrating as a viewer because it is so hard to place any aspect of who phil really is beyond the wonderful creativity and quick thinking that he readily shares with us. it’s almost as though what we know about phil is a series of popular memes and tropes that he sticks to: eats dan’s cereal, loves sugary snacks like pancakes and waffles and marshmallows, enjoys rare animal facts, leaves his socks everywhere and cupboard doors open and gets on dan’s nerves with his clutter, has really weird and seemingly spontaneous interjections in otherwise normal conversations (e.g. i like to eat sushi off of human bodies) etc. etc. but there are times when all of this can start to feel like a carefully controlled and ultimately superficial characterization of a person who so evidently is bursting at the seams with intelligence, compassion, an unbridled creative energy, and even a certain degree of darkness that it sometimes feels like you can only sense in his older videos from 2008/2009. i absolutely thrive off of the chance moments where these complexities still come through and wish there were more instances in which he felt comfortable letting down his guard slightly. ultimately it is selfishness as a viewer, and an interest in knowing more about phil lester the human being as opposed to AmazingPhil the entertainer, that drives these musings, but at the end of the day phil is an enigma to me - one that i highly doubt will become more transparent anytime soon. 

Identity of the African Diaspora: An Evolution of Identifying Terms

The terms used to describe members of the African Diaspora have evolved throughout the last couple of centuries. Identities have taken shape often based on the region in which African descendants currently live. The majority of people, who used to be categorized solely as ‘black’, are in search of a term which identifies them as people who are part of a larger culture and not one that necessarily reflects their race and skin color. 

The modern debate over an identifying name took shape during the African slave trade when the first Africans were shipped to the Americas and the Caribbean. The vast majority of Africans wanted to be referred to as African. However the non-African population referred to Africans either as slaves or free. Thus began the reference to people as an adjective and not a noun. Soon Africans and African descendants rejected the term 'African’ because a negative connotation evolved through the ideas of European descendants. 'African’ came to symbolize a sub-human identity because Africans were seen as 'barbaric’ and 'ape-like’. With the end of the nineteenth century, adjectives started to transform into nouns as identifying terms for African descendants. The term 'Colored’ became customary when describing all people who were 'non-white’. However this was replaced with the term 'Negro’ in the early twentieth century due to the fact that segregation was on a rise and signs above public facilities appeared all over the United States indicating which facility could be used by the 'Colored’ or by the 'Whites’. Segregation fueled racism and the terms, 'Colored’ and 'Negro’, were perceived as racist by the time of the 1950s and 60s’ Civil Rights Movement. Currently the only acceptable use of the term 'Colored’ is in the organizational title of the NAACP (the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). 

In the 1960s many African Americans were rediscovering their African roots. Hairstyles such as the Afro were becoming popular and slogans such as 'Black is Beautiful’ were chanted by many. “Say It Loud: I’m Black and I’m Proud”, was a song by James Brown which demonstrated the rise of 'Black Pride’ in the 1960s. With this rise of Black awareness, the distinction on who was 'Black’ changed. Although 'Black’ still referred to the color of one’s skin, now it referred only to African descendants and no longer encompassed dark-skinned individuals such as Italians or Mexicans. However, this remained problematic because it referred to anyone originating from African descendants, such as people from the Caribbean, even though these possessed a highly distinct culture. Not all African descendants welcomed the surfacing of the term 'Black’ because they felt it was similar to the term 'Negro’ which was now seen as a racist term. But for the most part many accepted the term 'Black’ and it is still considered acceptable in the USA and other parts of the world today. 

The term 'Afro-American’ developed during the rise of hyphenated terms to describe American minority groups in the 1970s and 1980s. Soon the term evolved into 'African-American’ and finally into 'African American’ with it losing the hyphen. The hyphen was removed because many believed that it implied a sub-category. 'African American’ was adopted quickly by many because many African descendants in the USA did not identify themselves as 'Black’. However, this terminology does not satisfy everyone because many also believe that there is nothing African about them. It is now widely accepted as the politically correct terminology for Americans of African descendant although it is understood that one term cannot contain all the information required to accurately represent a population of over forty million people. 

Today, members of the African Diaspora associate themselves with Africa through the terms with which they identify. Many African descendants believe that the usage of 'African’ when being identified is a way of circling back to their roots of Africa which carried a stigma for a long time. When polled by the online Village forum associated with the Blacknet website, 40% of African descendants living in Great Britain wished to be called African British while almost half that number, 24%, wished to be called Black. Many believe that the English language has oppressed African people by constantly using adjectives instead of nouns when referring to an ethnic group. With the desire to be recognized and connected with their heritage and not described according to their skin color, many prefer the reference to Africa when identifying them. 

Afro-Latinos acknowledge their black identity but do not accept it as a means of identification. Although many people would expect Afro-Dominicans to share the same level of identification with blackness as African Americans do, many Afro-Dominicans believe that being black places them into the same social category which African Americans associate with racism and discrimination. Afro-Latinos in the USA also do not identify with the African Americans. For many Afro-Latinos, African American means that someone is born in the USA with African ancestry and not Hispanic heritage. However, the longer an Afro-Latino remains in the USA, the more likely he/she will identify him/herself as being black just like the African American. 

These diversities and complexities pertinent to members of the African Diaspora make it difficult to claim a common identity. Although many share broad similarities, African descendants do not believe these similarities are enough to associate all under the same umbrella. Every region of the world that African descendants live in has unique aspects for understanding the logic behind the terminology desired by them. History, culture, and political institutions have all been factors which have shaped racial identities throughout the world.

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