safer world for everyone

new au idea, needs a home:

2006: dean winchester serves his country in afghanistan. before he even really understands what being a soldier means, just a load of daddy issues and an attitude problem, he works on a fuel convoy in the triangle of death, and like so many veterans in the middle east he gets an up close and personal view of what it means to be dependent on foreign oil. when he gets home, he uses that smart engineering brain of his to get into tech development for clean energy. sam is all bleeding heart about it, but to dean it’s a continuation of the public service that encouraged him to put on the uniform in the first place. it’s making the world a better place - cleaner and safer for everyone else after him. he can’t even fucking recycle his plastic mountain dew bottles but he is completely dedicated to finding alternative energy solutions.

enter stage left………… hippie!conservationist!cas

anonymous asked:

you keep talking about how democrats need to stop waiting for the perfect candidate otherwise they will keep ending up on the "wrong side of election results" but would you rather be on the right side of history even if it means being on the wrong side of elections

You don’t get to achieve the important things that put you on the right side of history if you are always on the wrong side of election results. In this country, with the system of government that our Founders created after declaring independence on this very day 241 years ago, you have to actually win elections to get things done, to protect people’s rights, and to make sure that those accomplishments survive which help more Americans live better lives for as long as possible while making the world a safer place for everyone.

We can’t achieve our goals with protest votes in every election. That’s why Republicans currently control the White House, the Supreme Court, the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, the majority of state legislatures, and a majority of Governor’s seats. Because….wait for it….Elections. Have. Consequences.

Characters aren’t very dynamic if they don’t have something to chase after. This guide discusses the difference between motivation and goals and why it’s important for a character to have both, plus tips on how motivation and goals can interact to create plot, conflict, and character development. It also includes a list of 19 possible motivations and 100 possible goals. The theory behind this is based on various writing guides I’ve read over the years, my own thoughts, and some stuff pulled from the Enneagram personality typing system. I’m not an expert of writing theory so feel free to take this with a grain of salt.

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On community fracturing

It seems like there’s two frameworks for what the queer community is and how it functions: the oppression model and the possibility model.

The oppression model says people are queer because they are oppressed for certain behaviors and that oppression takes a certain form. It says that the queer community was formed specifically to respond to a certain form of oppression. The activism in this model tends to focus on specific actions to benefit specific groups, which means that priorities must be made for who is prioritized over whom.

Under this model, you need receipts to prove that you belong. There is gatekeeping because the main function is to separate the oppressed from the oppressors and give the oppressed resources to fight the oppressors, as well as to provide spaces entirely free of out-group members. It empowers those who are best represented to act as gatekeepers, deciding who does and doesn’t belong. This provides what I am sure is a profound sense of safety to in-group members. It also means that those who cannot produce those receipts – including many gnc, m-spec, and a-spec people – are entirely excluded.

The possibility model says that people are queer because they embrace gender and interpersonal structures that run counter to the mainstream. Under this model, the boundaries of the community are nebulous and include people who aren’t necessarily directly harmed but who feel a disconnect and conflict between their internal sense of who they are and what society dictates as proper self-expression and behavior. 

Under this model, receipts are not required, just a sense that your personal identity runs counter to what the mainstream accepts and acknowledges. There is activism under this model, but the activism tends to focus on changing the culture to make room for all possibilities, not on championing for one specific group or another. Gatekeeping cannot coexist with this model, because of the nebulous and ever-changing nature of self-definition.

Clearly, I favor the latter model. But the point of this post isn’t to raise one above another. It’s to point out that the fracturing of the queer community seems to come down to which model an individual has accepted. Which is why arguments on one side often fall on deaf ears on the other side. We literally don’t want the same things.

I honestly don’t know how to bridge this divide, but I imagine it has to do with pulling back from these intra-community flights to figure out what we are actually trying to accomplish. If your goal is to make a safe place for lesbians, for example, it makes sense to exclude non-lesbians. And it may also make sense to define what a lesbian is, so that it is easier to make that determination. But if you’re looking to actually achieve cultural acceptance for non-straight individuals, I cannot understand how it benefits anyone to keep throwing different groups under the bus.

I’m trans. During the gay marriage fight, I was told time and time again that this had to come first, before the community addressed my issues. Well, we have gay marriage now. And what did it do for the trans community? It redirected queerphobes’ energy onto us, in the form of bathroom bills. Conservatives know they can’t challenge gay marriage anymore, so they’re going after more vulnerable parts of the community.

Except that these groups hate all queer people, not just trans people. And when gay people tacitly allow the rest of the community to be demonized, that is creating space to maintain hatred for the whole community. Because queerphobes don’t care how someone identifies. They hate anyone that is non-straight. So saying that it’s ok to hate certain parts of the community is really just maintaining hatred for the whole of the community.

So what are you trying to accomplish? A temporary sense of safety that only encompasses those who can and will provide receipts for others – information nobody should ever have to divulge – or a true cultural change that will make the world safer for everyone, not just those who belong to the in-group?

This is an important time. We need to come together to push for full equality – and maybe it’s just me, but I don’t know how we can do that when we’re still distracted by who is and is not allowed to belong.

Because I’ve known a lot of straight people. Even some who could claim queerness if they wanted to. But guess what? People don’t do that. Maybe online, because you can be anyone online, but not in the real world. Who is going to increase their chances of death if they don’t have to?

So maybe we can shift our energy from hypothetical out-group members infiltrating our groups – as if allies weren’t allowed anyway – and focus on, you know, not dying.

[ And no, I will not stop using “queer”. I’ve been using it for two decades without issue and I’m not going to stop just because it’s suddenly considered a slur. If you don’t like that word, there are many many extensions out there to prevent you from ever seeing it. ]

Join My Side - Avengers/Ultron oneshot

Fandom: the Avengers: Age of Ultron
Warning: Creepy Ultron, fight scene
Summary: Ultron is fascinated by you and wants you, but the Avengers won’t have it. Inspired by this imagine X

Another random unexpected oneshot, I hope you’ll enjoy! :D

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anonymous asked:

I read your post about anon hate, and you know what? Here's some anon love, you deserve it man you've probably had a rough time due to some buttmunches and honestly? I know that feeling mate. People are unreasonably cruel in this world, and have always have been but hopefully the world we are working on will be better and safer for everyone. I hope you have a wonderful day and that it's pretty nice, maybe your favorite animal will do something cute or something too. Good luck out there!

This is actually so genuinely kind and sweet? Thank you so much for this and I hope you have a fantastic day!

The Hunter of Hogwarts

A Supernatural/Harry Potter crossover

Pairing: Draco x reader

Summary: Reader is Dean and Sam Winchester’s little sister who gets a letter from some school called Hogwarts around the beginning of season 2 of Supernatural. (The years don’t exactly line up, but this is fan fiction, so it’s ok. ;))

Word Count: 2041

Warnings: car accident, character death, John Winchester being himself, Dean is a jerk in part of it, blood, injury, I think that’s it

A/N: In honor of reaching 200 followers, here is the much requested second part of Draco Malfoy Prompt #22. Well, it’s sort of a part two. This part is like a prequel, so if you haven’t read that prompt yet, you don’t have to read that first. You can read this first or that, it doesn’t really matter to me. There is gonna be one more part between this one and the prompt chronologically.

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You sat in the back seat of the Impala behind Sam, who was driving and arguing with your dad about why Sam hadn’t killed him while the demon that had killed Mary was possessing him. You were trying to clean Dean up. You were hurt a bit, but not nearly as bad as Dean was. 

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Prohibit the purchase of acid to those without a licence

This is the most horrible thing ever but it’s time to make a change. Sign the petition: here to help other victims like Resham Khan and to make our world safer.

Thank you everyone. Lots of love x

my SoSu x Danse headcanon:  that a while after Blind Betrayal, SoSu finally works up the nerve to enter his private quarters on the Prydwen, she looks around, picking up random items, wondering what he thought or what he used them for.  She tried to picture him in that room, doing normal everyday things - repairing his gun, polishing a small piece of armor, reading some old classic novel, maybe dreaming a safer world for everyone, or maybe unable to sleep due to his ptsd and staring up at the ceiling while listing things he should do come the morning.  

Weary and sad, she sits on his bed and tries to imagine him there with her.  She lays back and tries to find his scent on the mattress.  It’s so unfair.  Everything Danse has done for the BoS, all the lives he’s saved, all the times he risked his life for his comrades and friends, means nothing now.  She aches for him.  Even for herself, with all the monumental changes and choices she’s had to face since awakening in this brave new world, just when she thought maybe she had found solid ground again, it changed in an instant.  Again.  She cries herself to sleep on Danse’s old bed, then come morning, she gathers a few small things for Danse, takes one last look, and closes the door for good.  She belonged with Danse, and he wasn’t welcome here anymore.

@mushroomhobbit replied to your post :Civil War AU where Steve and Tony are happily…

Tony actually told Steve that he could help Bucky get into therapy in the movie… :(

He did. 

Tony was more than ready to help Bucky out and find a cure for his brainwashing, he was more than ready to make sure that Bucky was kept safe and that the government wouldn’t hurt him. Tony tried so hard to do the right thing because he knew that even if they didn’t sign the Accords at the point, they were going to have deal with it in the future but on more terrible consequences. 

Tony was just trying to make sure that the world would be safer for everyone and that also meant Bucky as well. 

Now everything hurts. ;-;

swaglordyoongi  asked:

How would BTS react to meeting their online gf in real life for the first time? ;o; Thank yeww ~(^з^)-♡

wow so cute! also love your url and icon! <3 <3

Seokjin

He would be nervous but he’d hide it well. He’d barely talk about it with any of the guys. Only Namjoon would know at first that you were even coming into town. Everyone else would find out the day of when he was already gone to pick you up at the airport. It probably wasn’t the best idea but it’s what normal boyfriends did and your relationship wasn’t exactly normal up to this point. He brought you flowers and tried to not draw attention to himself. Once you were in sight he would start feeling the nerves more and he’d try not to trip over his own words as he spoke to you. He’d just take your hand after giving you the flowers and try to make small talk until you were out of the airport and more comfortable around each other. 

Originally posted by daesbulge

Yoongi

He was nervous as hell and he was mad at himself for it. You’d talked on the phone and video chatted all the time, it wouldn’t be so different in person. Conversation wouldn’t be awkward would it? He wanted to pick you up at the airport but you told him he would just cause a mob. And you guys didn’t need pictures of the two of you together plastered everywhere. Were you even coming to see him? What if you never got on the plane? He’d keep on with the self doubt until the moment you showed up at the dorm where he had been pacing in the living room and chased all the other guys away. When you finally came face to face it would be a lot of shy smiles stolen glances until you got used to no screen between you two.

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Namjoon

He couldn’t stop fidgeting on his way over to see you. He had a gift he was bringing with and he hoped you would like it. Though that was the least of his worries. He hoped that he would be as eloquent as he was on video chat and phone calls. He hoped that you didn’t think he was so different in person. Once he was let into the building you were staying at it took him a minute before he knocked on your door. When you opened it and came face to face with each other he greeted you with a wide smile before shoving the present at you. He was off to a great start.

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Hoseok

He would not shut up for the few days leading up to meeting you. The other guys were already sick of you and Hoseok being a couple because he just would never shut his mouth. The day you were coming in they’d all hide out from him while he took an hour longer then usual to get ready. He’d be early to the place where you were going to meet up. When he saw you he’d just laugh the entire time and give you a huge hug. He wouldn’t let things get awkward and it would be like you’d always just been dating like a regular couple.  

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Jimin

He knew that there was a cafe in the city that you wanted to try really badly and you didn’t want him to come to the airport so he suggested to meet there. He got there early and waited around for you outside. His eyes darted everywhere, waiting to see you in person. He was worried that you’d see him first and have second thoughts or something. He heard his name being called and saw you rushing toward him. He wrapped his arms around you as you launched yourself at him and lifted you off your feet. 

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Taehyung

He wanted to pick you up as soon as you got into town but you convinced him that it would be safer for everyone in the world for you to meet him at the dorm instead. He asked you to at least text when you got to the building. He then ran out into the hall and waited for the elevator. As soon as you stepped foot in the hall you were pulled into his arms and being hugged to death. “Jagi I’m so happy to see you in person!” He wasn’t going to let you go the entire time you were visiting.

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Jungkook

He was more excited then nervous. He had a bunch of activities planned for the two of you. You were finally going to get to do everything you talked about doing with each other in person. Lotte World, shopping in Hongdae and the best bbq place he’s eaten in the city… He couldn’t wait to show you all of it. At the sound of the bell to the dorm rang he ran to the door and flung it open. “Jagi!” He smiled and picked you up and carried you into the apartment. The city could wait for now.

Originally posted by poongpoong-ah

I’m so shocked, guys, I’m terrified and scared and outraged, I feel cold in my stomach, feel heavy in my lungs.I want to tell you that i’m with you and i’m so sorry.

I live in the country where no one except for trumps was in power for a long long time, hell, our whole State Duma is a bunch of trumps, and I live in this hell, where women are less educated, underpaid, are expected to do all the household chores and be happy abt it as it’s our LIFE PURPOSE, and NOT TO WANT BABY in our society for women is something alike madness and is severely frowned upon. We are judged all the time, we are lesser people, we are drowning in this toxic rape culture, the domestic violence statistic is heartbreaking, LGBT rights are not even an issue (yall know abt anti-LGBT russian laws), anti-abortion law is upon us, we have 456(!!) professions women are lot allowed to do BY LAW, bec they can AFFECT OUR ABILITY TO GIVE BIRTH(??!!!). Sexism, homophobia and racism are in bloom, and all this is served as traditional values and ways of the true Christian. 

I’m sick of this to my guts, and I wish none of this for you. But I know that our situations are different. Your society is so much stronger and united and awake. I know that it looks bad and will be very hard, but you have each other and you’ll stand up for yourselves and the ones you love and you’ll make them listen to you and you’ll fight back. I believe in you so much, and my friends do believe in you too. Fight for your rights, for your freedom. You all gave me so much hope, so much happiness, so much faith in a better world and better society, but it wasn’t your politics only, it was you all, people. Brave people who want to do this world a better and safer place for everyone. My heart is with you in these awful times.

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Conchita Wurst is the 2014 Eurovision winner. I am SO PROUD AND HAPPY!

This is such an AMAZING moment. Against recent anti-LGBT happenings, Europe stood in support of diversity. Diversity won tonight. Equality won tonight. LOVE WON TONIGHT!!!

Conchita was assigned male at birth, but identifies as gender neutral (gender non-binary) and uses female pronouns. Europe has witnessed and fallen in love with Conchita and her gender non-conformity.

I am proud to be androgynous. I am proud of us androgynes, trans, gender non-binary and other individuals. We are so brave and amazing!

We are NOT freaks. We are NOT weird. We exist. And now we are becoming more and more supported and understood.

Thank you Conchita, and thank you Europe. We are making the world a better and safer place for EVERYONE!!!

As Conchita Wurst said in her winner’s speech: “We are unity, we are unstoppable!” ❤

Join me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IvanFahy

(Photo: Conchita Wurst and I - Ivan Fahy)

So, I saw a post today. The OP posited that Ben was the new Zuko, only for rebloggers to jump and say that, no, Ben was not the new Zuko, that Finn was the new Zuko, and that if Ben was anyone, he was the new Azula. I… disagree, strongly, but in the interest of allowing those who do believe this to ignore it if they so wish, and more importantly, of not potentially introducing undue amounts of drama to the OP’s dashboard, here I am, vague-blogging. If those who do believe that Finn = Zuko and Ben = Azula find this post and wish to discuss it with me, I will be more than happy to do so then. For now, I present my points.

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it sort of horrifies me that coulson made the decision to erase everyone’s identities without asking them

like even skye thought it was extreme

and she’s done it before to herself so she knows the ramifications of it

hydra didn’t make them disappear in the eyes of the world, coulson did

and it might make everyone safer but stripping people of their identities is not okay

Holtzmann is here, she's queer, she's an engineer

Let’s talk about the closeting of Jillian Holtzmann: Holtzy is here and she is queer. If you didn’t read this character as such, and you’re offended by my suggesting it at all because reading into queerness where it might not be is inherently, as an act itself, offensive, I ask why? Could it be that we live in a world where it is safer to assume everyone is straight because to be gay, dancing in a gay nightclub, is still a dangerous thing, and to choose to be seen while queer is inherently a rebellious and willful act of daring to live and be visible in such a world?

And let’s be real about that decision to closet Holtzmann: the studios made it and it was all about dollar bills ya’ll. Director Paul Feig recently said Jillian is a pansexual portrayed by a lesbian actress, but the studios wouldn’t let the character be out. I am not surprised. At 32, Kate McKinnon is the youngest of the cast (Wiig is 42, McCarthy is 44, and Jones is 48). Having the youngest character be visibly queer, portrayed not even by a bisexual, but by a lesbian, when the movie was already getting so much hate from men, is a business decision on behalf of the studios. And that business decision tells women that our ability to commodify our sexual availability is our only currency. This is why that slo-mo scene where Holtzmann, dressed in coveralls, pulls out sidearms she designed and built herself, and slays ghosts while the Ghostbsusters theme plays in the background makes so many of us tear up: Jillian Holtzmann got be portrayed as brilliant and talented without needing to be sexualized. But we still live in a culture where it was more important to maintain the illusion that Holtzmann is straight enough to be screwed by a dude, than to allow her rainbow flag fly. (See brilliantly placed Screw U necklace.)

You might be tempted to say: “Well, her being pansexual or lesbian would not have contributed to the plot.” And for a second I want to agree with you–it’s that second where I want to believe that someone’s sexuality isn’t relevant to their perceived brilliance. But the question becomes: if someone’s sexuality doesn’t matter, why not let her be openly queer then? Erin was openly straight(ish) fawning over Kevin.

Because the world is a dangerous place. Holtzmann can’t be gunned down for being queer because she’s fictional. But the film absolutely can be metaphorically gunned down–have you seen the way haters were tanking the film’s ratings on IMDB and other review sites before it was even released? And how about on Twitter (tweeting pics of the movie opening to empty theaters)?

This is why representation matters. Until we live in a world where we are all free, none of us are.

It’s my hope that by the next film, the world will be safe enough for Holtzmann to proclaim: “I’m here, I’m queer, I’m an engineer, get over it.”

Originally posted by lillolajane

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and where I was blessed to be born in the right country with a supportive family and supportive friends, so many out there aren’t.

In fact in 77 countries all over the world it is illegal by law to take part in anything related to same-sex actions. Because not everyone can understand that all forms of love are equal.

Even in countries where same-sex couples are free to live their lives, it doesn’t mean their lives are easy.

Too many lgbtq+ are abused by their family, thrown onto the streets, abandoned like unwanted animals. Mocked and bullied at school by people they thought were their friends once.

A child’s parent should never be its biggest bully, a child’s home should always be its safest heaven.
People shouldn’t have to hide behind a fake relationship who they really are, or part-take in bulling just so they don’t get bullied themselves.

So support your child in whom they chose to love or be, support your brother, your sister, your uncle, your aunt, or maybe your father or mother. Support your best friend, your colleague at work, the new kid in the football team. Show them they don’t have to hide, show them they can count on you. That you will accept them for who they are without judgement.

Together WE can make a difference, WE can make this world a safer place for everyone. So lets stand up, join forces and fight! For a better world, and equal world and world build on Love and Freedom for all!

“You’re too sensitive” “You’re being too politically correct” “Lighten up” “It’s just a joke” “You don’t have to bring social justice into everything”

all statements made when people value their own comfort over examining and fixing issues of sexism, racism, homophobia, transmisogyny, and so on. If a person is explaining an issue in something you’ve said, it is not “just their opinion”. They are not trying to make you feel guilty (that’s on you). They are trying to make the world a safer place for everyone, and if you find yourself uncomfortable with that, you need to put on your big kid pants and take some time to really re-evaluate yourself and your actions. Better to admit your flaws and work toward fixing them, than make excuses for your participation in these systems of oppression.