so that explains the thing

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Venus: So…

Topaz: Um…So what do you do? I know you’re not in school now…though I used to see you at school before you graduated and uh-

Venus: I work in the bookstore on the wharf. It’s nice, ocean views and so many things to read.

Topaz: Oh, that explains the books! Not that I noticed the books, I mean, I noticed the books, you sure like reading. I noticed you’ve read that one book a lot, is it your favorite what’s it about? I’m sorry, I’m rambling I… uh…

anonymous asked:

hi! could you explain me what is that thing of net neutrality all about? i read a lot on your posts but i feel a bit lost

heyou anon!

Basically the U.S wants to give internet services provides the power to make their customers pay extra for using the service and websites. Soo for example.

Internet, before; Everyone is open to us and can use us anytime! You just have to pay the internet bill and move on!

The FCC; hey so we have a rule and you guys can totally screw up equality and make your customers pay more to get more money in your company - oh yeah did we mention you can block sites and make them pay for those too?

Internet, after; :^) okay so time to exploit this to our advantage and let people that can’t afford it suffer and make their wifi slow unless they pay this extra fee every month, therefore, skyrocketing their internet bill!

And since the FCC voted YES on this it can’t be stopped immediately like back this year in July or in 2015 because let’s say the votes for yes from three people made it move on and 2 other people voted no. So they’re going to go through a process to complete it. Luckily, it takes a while, but our fight isn’t over and there are more sites to visit to tell the FCC no, despite 83% of the country ALREADY saying they didn’t want this.

But yes this is a;; easy and brief way to explain it, I hope it helps o/!

anonymous asked:

Hey! I can't afford to see TLJ any time soon, but I'm really interested in why people are so upset. You seemed like a good source for that sort of material, so if you have a minute could you explain some of the things that happened? (Like the OOC Luke stuff) (and if not that's cool I know it's a bitch to do and I could just wait til someone posts a full synopsis or something)

i haven’t actually seen the movie lol! but based on what everyone’s said i don’t think i’ll be seeing it at all.

basically rey and luke are really out of character, like the first scene is luke throwing away the lightsaber that rey held out to him, which is literally just rian taking a huge shit on the emotional impact of that scene that jj worked to create in vii…like thanks i guess

and rey spends the whole movie giving kylo “another chance,” and there’s a bunch of stuff with them working together in harmony and shit, and that’s like. most of the movie

and then poe and finn are sidelined and their arcs are all about them making brash mistakes and then being punished for making mistakes which is just gross and annoying and generally not handled well. they both get physical abuse for their mistakes which is pretty disgusting. finn is like repeatedly battered in this film and made to look like a total fool when the first movie was about him being strong and courageous and this movie should have been about him exploring and owning that but whatever

that’s all i can think of right now but basically it’s some dumb shit

I want to give a fuller answer to this question, gear the answer towards people who aren’t TERFs, and explain why I’m so hostile about being asked dictionary definitions of things.

In linguistics and semiotics, which I’ll smush together for simplicity, there are three important dimensions to words:

  1. Semantics: what does the word mean? 
  2. Syntactics: how does the word connect to other words?
  3. Pragmatics: who speaks the word, and who are they speaking it for?

The dictionary definition of a word captures its semantics at a single frozen point in time. It also captures some of its syntactics. It has almost nothing to say about pragmatics.

To really understand what people mean when they say a word, especially “big” words like “woman, man, human, life, death, universe, hate, love, race, country, language, money” you have to consider all three aspects and the evolution in time and culture that influenced that word. 

Most of the time, in regular conversation, we just take a leap of faith and believe that we and the other people in the conversation have roughly the same semantics when we use the same word. Sometimes this leap of faith is justified, sometimes it fails spectacularly. But we don’t have a choice. 

Language fights might seem like they’re about semantics on the surface, but they’re not. They’re about pragmatics. At any given moment in time, maybe 50% of a shared language community might have a war against the other 50% over a competing definition of a word or word cluster, and the semantics matter much less than WHY they’re fighting and what’s at stake in the fight when it comes to real live human beings. 

Once one side battles their way to something like 99%, then they’ve won. In that way, the evolution of language is as inexorable as the movement of continental plates.

Fanon Lotor be like

i am not even sorry just take this

Jasper in ¾ of the new episode: what the frick frack diddly dack doggone heck are you doin here my fresh coolcat amigo pal chum friend? it sure is wicked cool beans to have you hangin the chill out with me on this groovy gnarly spooktastic islandtopia

Jasper in that remaining ¼: I am cursed to be confined to this island for the rest of time. Well, that is until my physical body can find peace in the living realm.

Sett på motdemon idag. Vikings take no shit


picture submitted by one of the brave people that today were counter-demonstrating that swedsih nazis were marching outside a synagogue in göteborg. swedish nazis had been allowed to do this march on yom kippur by göteborg city. the counter-demonstrant were there to try to, well not allow nazis hang out right next to a synagogue on yom kippur. and also of course to protest the growth of nazism in current day sweden.

the picture shows one of the counter-demonstrants with a sign that translates to: “vikings against the incorrect abuse of rune letters"

this message references how nazism icongraphy uses several rune letters

@alex-danvers-1 asked for either Kara Danvers or Alex Danvers in either 4 and 7 or 7 and 8 

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that pouty thing™ haechan does when he talks

Title: Bumps and Bruises
Character: Steve Harrington
A/n: I love this fluffy haired man and i think he deserves a lot more than the fandom gives him credit for. (yes he was an ass at first but he had fantastic development) so enjoy some fluff for the fluff boi.

You were sitting up in your bedroom, surrounded by an open box and a couple things of wires tangled nearby while you held an open instruction booklet in your hands. Your dad had surprised you with a new record player since he accidentally broke the other one when he insisted he didn’t need a handyman to fix the crack in your ceiling.

Let’s just say it didn’t end well for him or the old player.

Trouble was, you were on your own for the day and you had no idea how to set it up.

You were just about to plug in the red wire when you heard the doorbell go off.

“Mom probably forgot her wallet again.” You mumbled as you pushed yourself off the ground before heading down the stairs.

You opened your door instead to see Steve Harrington standing there with a large Coke can pressed against his one eye. His hair was all over the place and you could see the cuts on his lip and nose.

“You look awful.” You said, helping inside.

“Well you look wonderful,” He said with a smile before he grimaced in pain. “Thought I’d stop by and say hello.”

You watched him collapse onto your living room sofa. “Here, let me see it.” You told him, moving to stand in front of him.

You went to take the can but Steve moved away. “Steve Harrington, let me see.”

“No, you’re just gonna make it worse, or freak out and yell at me. He complained, shuffling around the couch as you tried to keep him still.

“Make it worse? Don’t be such a baby and give me the can.”

Steve pulled the can down and gave you a deadpanned expression. “Happy?”

Your eyes went wide at the side of the huge cut on his cheek, he had blood all over his face and some messy brusies on his hands.

You gently took the can from him and set it aside. “I’m no medical professional, but I don’t think a lukewarm Coke can is gonna solve your problem.”

You gave him a light tap on the shoulder and gestured for him to stand up. “Come on, I have a first aid kit in the bathroom upstairs,” You told him as you helped him stand. “Besides my mom had the carpet washed and if you get blood on it she’ll kill me, so.”

•~•

“Here, we have to clean you off first,” You told him, turning the bathroom lights on while you had him sit on the edge of the bathtub. “It’ll get infected if you let it go.”

Steve just hummed, only lightly flinching when the rag would graze over the cuts too harshly, to which you would apologize and try to be more gentle.

“Keep this there, I’m gonna see if we have any antibiotic stuff,” You pressed a cold cloth to his cut and placed his hand over it. “Maybe you could explain to me what happened?”

“It’s nothing.” He said, his voice quiet.

“I mean jesus, Steve. You have a huge cut on your face along with a good other number of injuries. That’s not nothing.” You told him while you placed neosporin on clean rag.

“I was just being an asshole and got punched by a kid, it started this big thing and here we are.” He told you, keeping his eyes on his hands.

“Ah, so you deserved it then?” You said with a smile, lightly bopping the end of his nose with your finger.

That caused Steve to laugh a little as he nodded. “Yeah, I did.”

“Hold still now, this is gonna sting.” You warned him, slowly placing the rag over his cut.

Steve let out a low hiss as he jerked away from your hand. “Holy fuck that hurts.”

“Well I told you,” You said with a small tone of amusement in your voice at his reaction. “Stop moving so much, it won’t hurt as badly then.”

“Whatever you say, Hawkeye.” He said while you placed the rag on the cut again.

“There,” You said, removing the rag and placing a large band-aid on the cut. “That’s probably the worst of it.”

You cleaned the rest of his cuts and used the last of your band-aids on him. When you were done he looked slightly less worse than before, but he did look a little funny.

“I think you have a pretty good survival rate,” You told him with a smile as you put your things away in the kit. “I’d keep an eye on them though.”

“Hold up,” Steve said as you were about to leave the bathroom. “Aren’t you going to kiss them better?”

You raised an eyebrow at him. “Really? You want me to kiss it better?”

Steve gave you a dramatic nod like a child would.

You stepped in front of him, placing a kiss over the bandage on his cheek and nose, giving him individual kisses on the cuts on his knuckles. “Better now?”

“You forgot one.” He said cheekily, pointing to the cut on his bottom lip.

You narrowed your eyes at him playfully. “This was your plan all along wasn’t it?”

Steve titled his head and pretended to think for a minute. “Maybe.”

“You’re such a brat.” You told him before you left a small peck on his lips.

When you pulled back Steve’s eyes were still shut then they slowly opened again. “That was a pretty lame kiss, I’ve seen you do better.”

“How would you even-?” You cut yourself off as you shook your head. “You know what don’t answer that, maybe once it heals you’ll get a proper one.”

“Promise?” Steve asked with big, puppy dog eyes as he held out his pinky.

You laughed before you wrapped your pinky around his. “Just ask me nicely.”

okay one last thing before i stop drawing for the day

so i really wanted to make an au for cc and after some thinking i figured i could do a coraline au!! 

basically everything takes place at the camp, max would be like a new camper showing up, nikki is a fucking furry bc i didn’t think anyone else fit very well (i mean heck nikki isn’t a perfect fit but oh well) david and gwen would still be counselors but they would take the role of coraline’s parents y’know?

and daniel and gen/jen? would be like the other parents 

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a quick step by step, tutorial(-ish) video on how I draw curly hair.

Uthman bin Affan reported: 

The Prophet ﷺ said 

The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 4739

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari