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Ok, this was so hard. Why 10? Almost impossible.

So, I was scrolling this beautiful thing that is Tumblr and I found out through @sehunsbubbleteabooty that there’s a 10 Current Favorite Songs tag and I was like I NEED TO DO THIS SHIT. So, she politely let me do it, thanks bb MWAH MWAH I’m tagging my all time babies: @chanyeolingss @floralseokjin @tumblingtae @agustd-23 @kimtrain @drquinzelharleen @xjeonscarol and everyone that wants to do this too. MWAH MWAH

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Hillary Clinton’s concession speech – full transcript

“The Democratic presidential nominee concedes the election to Donald Trump, thanking supporters and calling for listeners to ‘have faith in each other’” - The Guardian

i firmly believed that it was leia who proposed to han: five months pregnant, vomiting most mornings, back hurting and shadows thick under her eyes because never mind the child, the fledgling republic will not let her rest and every morning she wakes and wishes her mother was still alive – no, not padme, the other one, the real one, breha who combed her hair and taught her statecraft – because maybe them she could have had someone to explain the whole point of marriage to han, because on corellia marriage is seen as unromantic, a business transaction, and leia wants to scream that is the fucking point! because her parents had an arranged marriage and their union was strong enough to backbone a government. han doesn’t get it. luke doesn’t get it either, because he is still of the childish opinion that love is all you need.

leia is different. pragmatic. a diplomat. marriage is security and strength – not for her, because if it was down to her she would be the wild companion of a smuggler and a jedi, wielding a blaster in one hand and a lightsabre in the other, defeating the darkness wherever she found it. but it isn’t down to her; she has a job to do and the daughter of bail and breha organa has never ever shirked from her duty. the marriage is not for her, or han, or even the child; it is for her senate, her republic, something old to carry into the new. 

she kept a bit of the chain she used to kill jabba, gets it forged into two rings. make an honest woman of me smuggler, she says.

she doesn’t kneel. of course she doesn’t.

Okay so @xxtorchxx did the thing, prompted by @bridgetteirish and @reginalovesemma. I’m just finishing what they started. M’lud.


Alex knows that a cupcake isn’t enough, not for Kara’s appetite or for the level of damage to her feelings. It had been tough to choke back revulsion long enough to pretend that the alien frat boy might be a viable option, but thankfully Kara had been talked off that ‘complicated’ subject pretty quickly. She’d all but chased Alex out of the door before midnight, unheard of for their late night gossip sessions.

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tfw one of the girls you grew up with probably calls Donald Drumpf “daddy” and is the whitest person in the world doesn’t remember anything from her US History class.

(Not censoring names because they are proud of themselves.)

I just feel like all that slow, gradual, painstaking progress we scrimped and saved for over a hundred years was all for nothing. The sense of basic protection is gone.

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community rare pairs month: Abed Nadir and Special Agent Robin Vohlers
Abed: I found the distinction between duck and goose arbitrary.
Agent Vohlers: Couldn’t you just pick the sixth kid every time? That’s what I…would have done.
Abed: I went with four.

you know, sometimes I get offended when my mom calls me “weird” but then again, I have to remind myself that most seventeen year olds don’t listen to Italian singers while doing their homework crying out STAMMI VICINO!! at the top of their lungs  

This kid I went to high school with is a real piece of work

Fetuses aren’t kids, women should always have the right to choose whether or not to terminate their pregnancy, and the man who goes on trial this month for raping a young girl (13/14 years old?) definitely shouldn’t be your ideal candidate if you care about kids yourself you fucking moron

And you better hope trumps healthcare plan includes increased cheap access to birth control methods of you really want abortion rates to stay at a minimum

sapphicstarships  asked:

I absolutely love everything that you've been posting, and bridging the urban-rural divide to help change the ideologies of rural culture is literally what I'm planning my career around trying to do. My focus is very America-centric, but if you're interested, I can definitely recommend some reading material for you! xx

It’s something I have been thinking about for a long time, in explicit terms since our election in July where my home state elected a stain on Australian politics that just won’t quit: first elected in the mid-90s, then it was racist commentary on Indigenous and Asian Australians, then we exiled her from politics but she’s made a comeback, now it’s Islamophobia. But it’s always been something in the back of my mind, the insular nature of the liberal elite.

I’m from a small regional city, I know “those people.” They’re my extended family and people I grew up with. They make lots of spelling mistakes and questionable comments about minorities on my Facebook feed. But the thing is, they’re not write offs or somehow fundamentally different from “us”. They’re actually regular people like you, like me, who happen to live somewhere else and have a different exposure to political issues. Their local economies work differently and the things that concern them are less relevant to people who live in cities. For years they’ve been listening to the only people bothering to speak to them: the right wing media. And so their culture and their world view is different. It’s easier to recognise someone else’s bubble and liberals are so god damn smug about it, but we live in one too. 

Gleefully actually, until we lose an election and then we all come out crowing about racism and sexism and bigotry. 

All this is to say: that sounds super interesting and yes, do share! I think it’s interesting to compare these things between countries, to see what we can learn from each other. (Again, it’s easier to observe than to exist within the system.) Because it seems to be happening all over the world, but the peculiarities of each country or culture emphasise different aspects of the issue.

David Wong on Cracked has been writing a lot of good stuff: How Half Of America Lost Its F**king Mind is actually far more incisive and less facetious than the title suggests. Also this

If you focus on the racism and ignore the economic anxiety, you’re intentionally blinding yourself to much of the problem. It doesn’t matter how much you hate them; their concerns must be heard and addressed or else this will happen again. Or, as someone on Twitter put it, “I’m begging liberal Democrats to discover a tactic other than wealthy celebrities mugging in a camera about how dumb the GOP is.”

The follow up to the quoted tweet:

I don’t know if it’s just that people from cities don’t know what it’s like to drive through those depressed near-ghost towns? But there are lots and lots of parts of this country (and I’m guessing America too) that are a post office and a pub. One street and one dwindling industry, with double figure youth unemployment and nothing that looks like change coming anytime soon. Of course racism and bigotry and “the good old days” rhetoric takes hold in these areas. It’s hard for urbanites to see because it’s so obvious that so many things are better now. But for certain groups in certain areas, they were good old days. You can’t talk about progress without acknowledging that or it doesn’t mean anything to a great big chunk of the voting population. You’re just not speaking their language.

And yet the liberal response to this is “you just can’t talk to some people” and like, yeah!!! You nailed it buddy. We are not talking to “some people”, “those people”, and they’re not effing voting with us. How thoroughly unsurprising. 

(I hope you don’t mind that I published this! I thought other people could jump in if they are also interested.)

autistic skywalker twins :O
  • both have sensitivities to foods. 
    • leia politely declines and asks for alternatives when there are Bad Foods because she’s used to having many options, aside from a few ambassadorial missions where she’s had to eat something she doesn’t like to be polite. she’s very sensory seeking and likes eating spicy stuff and crunchy stuff.
    • luke will eat all of anything he’s given. he doesn’t like a lot of foods but he Has To Eat It. on tatooine, food is a big deal. it costs a lot and takes a lot of time to make and he needs enough calories to be able to work on the moisture farm. no matter what, he’ll eat it the entire plate even if he’s Suffering. he likes milder food, soft bland stuff like rice and pasta and whatever the star wars equivalent of chocolate pudding is
  • leia has so many scripts memorized. it’s a big part of how she’s so good at politics. she has a tendency to lapse into a monotone voice. she’s good at knowing what she wants to say, but she’s more likely to go nonverbal.
  • on the other hand, luke is Too Expressive. he can’t really control his tone/volume of voice and it leads to a lot of Happy Yelling and Stressed Yelling and Angry Yelling and just Plain Ol Fashioned Yelling. he loses words a lot and talks with his hands to help Explain
  • leia’s mastered sarcasm, but she can usually parse it more times than not. 
  • luke tries to do sarcasm, but either people think he’s saying the sarcastic statement in complete earnest seriousness or he’s over-exaggerating to show that He’s Being Sarcastic. he’s good at parsing it if he knows the person well, i.e. leia and han, because he knows their tells
  • luke hates sand like his father before him. he didn’t realize it until he left tatooine, but as soon as he was off the planet for a few days he was like “i don’t feel terrible and overwhelmed??” when he didn’t realize he even felt terrible and overwhelmed. 
  • leia plays with her hair as a stim. she likes to braid it and twirl it around her fingers. she puts her hair up and keeps it tight enough for the pressure to be nice
  • the force both helps them read people. they can kinda get a Vibe of what the person they’re talking to is feeling and it helps a lot.
  • it also helps them block out Bad Sensory Input. it can dull sounds and make the world less bright
  • leia likes wearing heavy clothes and lots of layers. it feels good. Really Good. it feels tight and safe and it’s a good way to keep grounded during the chaos of the senate or the alliance
  • luke does a lot of body stims, he gets bouncy and flappy and likes to spin around. he also stims vocally sometimes, mostly with noises (like in ANH w/ his model ship) and he echoes a lot.
  • leia stims more subtley. bail organa didn’t suppress her stims, he supported her and bought her stim toys, but the people she worked with used to give her Weird Looks until she stopped being so open about her stims. she messes with the hems of her clothing and she sways from side to side and when she’s alone she’ll rock back and forth.

that’s it for now! feel free to add on if you want to!! i love talkin autistic headcanons!

anonymous asked:

Re Hobby Lobby: Maybe not everyone is going to be confrontational about political opinions or social justice issues on Facebook?

I mean, yeah, and that’s why I closed the tab rather than leaving my childhood friend or anyone else a note on Facebook.    

On the other hand, let’s not fuck about.  It’s one thing not to be “confrontational” about “political opinions or social justice issues.”  It’s another to be so insulated from the consequences of government-permitted, religiously-motivated bigotry in your day to day life that you can tune out of “political opinions and social justice issues,” and shop at Hobby Lobby without a twitch of conscience when you have jillions of other options, and then post about it and have every single person who responds be a fellow white, middle-class suburbanites be like lololol coupons make sure to cut them out

Like, I’ve been getting increasingly annoyed at how my liberal, socially conscious group of (almost all white) lady professionals express serious concern about Trump to me, but aren’t writing letters, aren’t picking up the phone, aren’t donating to organizations to fight this, let alone going to protests.  And it’s fucking jarring to be reminded that compared to most of the white suburbanites I grew up with, they’re already pretty fucking political.