someone on the internet is wrong

anonymous asked:

What would you do if you found out your man was wanking to another girl's Instagram photos? :'(

Oh gosh lol. I guess it depends, like if someone was sending him nudes that he was consenting to I’d be pissed and dump his ass (that happened to me once lol). But if it was just a rando internet hottie that he didn’t actually know I wouldn’t be surprised or care all that much tbh, it’s kinda like porn at that point (& nothing wrong with that). If it’s upsetting you to the point where you’re sending Mel anonymous tumblr messages about it then I think you need to start an honest dialogue with your mans. Good luck!

P S FUCKING A

Nobody owns a goddamn faceclaim nor the right to use a specific face claim, popular or unpopular. End of story. If someone wants to use a face, go for it, use it, there is nothing  wrong with that – and if you’re upset that someone is using the same face as you, you’re going to have very slim pickings in the RP community. I don’t care how ‘unpopular’ an FC might be, the only way you can assume that someone ‘stole’ the FC (which isn’t even fucking possible) is if you’re using your personal friend as an FC and have taken all the photos yourself.

It’s the goddamn internet, goddamn fucking roleplay. It’s not that serious, it’s a face.

“if you didn’t discover that label/tumblr/the internet, then you wouldn’t have identified with that bullshit gender.”

no, i wouldn’t have. i would have gone through life thinking something was wrong with me and every time someone uses the wrong pronouns/name, i would have felt like throwing up.

but i did discover that label/tumblr/the internet, and i realised that i wasn’t the only person who felt like this, and that made me feel supported and safe and happy in my own skin.

so kindly fuck off.

On my schedule today was a  pancake tortoise that was coming in because it wasn’t eating. I got all of my examination equipment ready and went into the exam room to get started. A young man was sitting in a chair with a shoebox on his lap. We chatted for a bit and then I started asking him questions about his tortoise.

I found out he had purchased the tortoise from a reptile show 8 years ago and that it lived in a ten gallon aquarium with gravel for substrate. It’s diet consisted of lettuce and carrots. Only. The only water provided was from a spray bottle that was used to mist the cage every other day. There was no heat, UV light, cage decor, hide, nothing. I wrote everything down and asked him for the box.

I opened the box and looked inside and nearly lost my composure. Inside was a stunted, gnarled creature about 4 inches long with a grossly abnormal shell. I took him out and put him on the table and pulled himself across the table bits and pieces of his carapace fell off. I don’t mean the scutes, I mean the actual pieces of bone that make up the shell. You could see his organs through gaps in his ribs.

“I will be right back” I said and grabbed the tortoise and went into the treatment room. I was so angry that my hands were shaking. Calculating some dosages I handed them to my tech and asked her to draw up pain medication and a sedative. “Did he approve this?” she asked.

“No. I don’t care. Please draw it up and give this IM.”

Slowly I walked back into the room. I asked the owner how long the tortoise had been like that. He wasn’t sure. He had just stopped eating a day ago. Up until then it was perfectly healthy.

“Your tortoise has been very poorly taken care of. If he were a dog this would be considered animal abuse. Because he is a reptile I am not very likely to get far with the authorities so I’m gonna make you a deal. You sign him over to me and pay for the examination and you can go.”

He thought about it and told me no, it was his tortoise. I asked why he didn’t take care of it. “I thought I was” was his response.

“Why doesn’t he have any source of heat?”

“I didn’t know they needed it.”

“Why didn’t you give him UV light?”

“I didn’t know they needed it.”

“You are telling me that you never opened a book, magazine, internet care sheet, nothing to find out how to care for a tortoise?”

“Yeah. I just thought I knew.”

We talked some more and I finally convinced him to sign the tortoise over. I went back to check on him and he looked even worse. More of his shell had fallen off. I could see his lungs now. I decided it would be for the best to humanely euthanize him so he wouldn’t suffer anymore.

In this day and age “I didn’t know” is not a valid excuse. You can look up anything on your phone from who invented pizza to where the closest movie theater is. There are literally hundreds of books, websites, and internet forums all about reptile care. You can call any veterinarian before purchasing an animal and ask them about their care and I promise you they will talk to you.

I am no longer going to gently nudge people in the right direction husbandry wise. I will no longer tell them “well, lots of people make that mistake, it’s ok”. I am going to call it like it is and if an animal is suffering they will know it is abuse. There is zero excuse for this.

It is sad that reptiles and other exotics don’t have the “cute” factor other animals do. No one would allow an owner to get away with feeding their dog nothing but potato peelings  because they just “didn’t know” and yet it is perfectly fine to own a reptile and watch it slowly starve to death because someone “didn’t know” it needed to eat insects.

Iguanas that live in cages so small they can’t turn around. Tortoises kept without the proper heat gradient. Monitor lizards over fed until they are morbidly obese and can’t even walk. This is all abuse and it is wrong. Unfortunately reptiles are survivors and they can be dying for YEARS before anything is noticed. Owners confuse being alive with being healthy far too often.

I simply cannot stand by and watch this happen anymore. I allowed myself to be drawn into the “well, exotics are different, people just don’t know” mind set and did lots of hand holding while owners declined or refused my recommendations. From now on I promise I will flat out tell people it is animal cruelty and will have to make a phone call if things don’t change. It will not make me a popular vet nor a rich one but at least I will be able to sleep at night.

My challenge to everyone is that if they notice an animal being abused politely but firmly call the owner out. There is no need to internet shame, threaten violence or bully someone. Simply tell them what they are doing is wrong, their animal is suffering and they need to fix it. There are numerous reliable resources to find the proper information. If they won’t fix it the proper authorities need to be contacted.

your actual internet persona vs your ideal internet persona

The 10th and 11th House are usually where you want to find what you’re like on the Internet. Why? The 10th House is the house of the public and the  world. Your public image is seen through your 10th House. The Internet is your online public image, so therefore, you can find insight to see how people view you online. The 11th House shows how you ideally want to be seen online. The 11th House is naturally ruled by Aquarius, which is a sign associated with technology. The 11th House also rules over friendships and community, and with that, you want to show the best parts of yourself.

Be aware that any dominant elements in your natal chart (dominant planet, sun, moon, and/or dominant house) will also be seen online.

If you have duplicated signs due to interceptions, meaning that you have the same sign ruling both Houses, then this post will not apply for you. Those with duplicated signs in the 10th and 11th House will tend to have an online image that is similar to their ideal image… Or can struggle to identify how they want to establish themselves online. There is a strong emphasis on the duplicated sign when it comes to online affairs.

Aries in the 10th//Taurus in the 11th - You are seen to be assertive, direct, and straightforward online. It’s hard to misunderstand what you’re saying since you’re very straightforward, but you could also be very aggressive. With that in mind, you can participate in a lot of arguments and debates. However, you ideally want to be seen as someone who is calm, steady, and appealing. Sometimes, you can feel that your current online image is too harsh and brash.  You ideally want to be seen as someone who is comforting. You try your best to remain calm and comfortable, but you can be easily affected by what you see on the Internet. It can be hard for you to accept that you’re wrong, for you can be very stubborn online.

Taurus in the 10th//Gemini in the 11th - You generally tend to be well liked on the Internet. With Taurus being a sign ruled by Venus, your blog or social media can be very visually appealing. People tend to come to you for good vibes, and it’s hard to make you angry. However, you can be seen to be shallow, superficial, and maybe unintelligent. People can underestimate you due to this, which is why you want to be seen as someone who is educated online. You want to be seen as a fun, carefree, and talkative individual for you feel that you can be stuck in your comfort zone sometimes. Ultimately, you want to have a worry-free experience on the Internet because not everything should be taken seriously.

Gemini in the 10th//Cancer in the 11th - People look up to you on an intellectual plane when it comes to online matters. You are fun, spontaneous, and hilarious. You may like to post a lot of memes and laugh at a lot of posts. You don’t take things too seriously on the Internet, since it’s all just a bunch of fun for you. However, you may feel that your emotions can be hidden and ideally, you want people to take you seriously when you express your emotions online. Usually, you contribute a logical and rational argument, but you may deeply seek for an emotional understanding. Ultimately, you want other people to see that you have the ability to be someone they can emotionally rely on, even though, you’re seen to be light-hearted person.

Cancer in the 10th//Leo in the 11th - People find you to be a very sweet individual online. You may find that a lot of people come to you for advice. There is a vibe of safety and comfort when people approach you on social media. You may be very emotionally understanding to others, and can give good advice. Generally, you are seen to be sweet, but sometimes, you can find that people take advantage of your sweet nature. You can be passive-aggressive when you don’t get your own way, making you quite moody. There is a part of you that wants to shine above the rest. Due to this lack of respect, you may try to make yourself look respectable online by expressing your creativity and talents. Instead of having to praise and comfort others online, you’d like it if someone praised you.

Leo in the 10th//Virgo in the 11th - When it comes to your online persona, you are seen to be very charismatic. It’s likely that you are very popular on social media, and you can quite a lot of attention. You are quite creative in your online expression. However, through all of this popularity, you may want others to just see you as a normal person. Sometimes people tend to forget that you are just a normal individual and can treat you unfairly due to your popularity. You can also feel impractical for you feel like you can’t apply your creativity to something productive sometimes. Ultimately, you want to have attention that’s genuine and true and to place your creativity into something productive for others.

Virgo in the 10th//Libra in the 11th - With Virgo ruling your 10th House, you tend to have a quieter online image. You tend to be very organized in your online affairs, for you like to keep your blogs and social media to be clean. Any mess or lack of organization can bug you. You are very analytical and helpful to anyone who comes to you for help. However, you can feel very misunderstood because you are someone who tends to criticize others online for their own good. People can find you to be petty and you feel that you aren’t well-liked. You ultimately want others to see you to be someone social and charming. There is a craving for validation from others. You can feel unappealing online, so you also strive to be seen as someone aesthetically pleasing.

Libra in the 10th//Scorpio in the 11th - People tend to see you to be charming, sweet, and social. You usually know the right things to say, and you have the ability to remain neutral and diplomatic with any conflicts. You strongly focus on beauty and you try to make your social media accounts look aesthetically pleasing. However, you tend to focus a lot on people’s interactions online, and people can find you to be a shallow, gossipy person. Due to this, you can feel like you are at a distance from others. The reason why you pay attention to such interactions is because you ultimately want to have intimate relationships online. You want to look good online is because you feel that people won’t tolerate the “ugly” side you don’t want to show yourself. Ultimately, you seek for intimacy and true acceptance online.

Scorpio in the 10th//Sagittarius in the 11th - When you have Scorpio in the 10th House, you will cause extreme reactions from people online. People will either love you, or hate your guts. You tend to not reveal too much of yourself online, only revealing details that will lead to a dead end. You are very particular to who you talk to and who you will be close with. With a lack of information shown, people will usually find you to be either mysterious or intimidating. This lack of understanding hurts you, because there is a fun, dorky side of you, and this is ultimately the side of you that you want to show. You want to be seen has someone optimistic, fun, and exciting, but you feel that showing such a side shows your vulnerability. There is a part of you that wants to let go and just be carefree online.

Sagittarius in the 10th//Capricorn in the 11th - With Sagittarius in the 10th House, you are generally seen to be a very fun and approachable person. While you can be seen to be very funny, you can also be very intelligent and participate in a lot of open-ended discussions. However, you tend to have exaggerating tendencies, which can make you unnecessarily blunt and reckless. Due to this, you can feel out of place online, and with that, you want to be seen as someone important. You ultimately want others to take you seriously. People tend to forget that you have a serious side, and there are times where you want to show it so that people can respect you. You may have many aspirations, but you feel like you can’t quite place them down in a practical way.

Capricorn in the 10th//Aquarius in the 11th - When you have Capricorn ruling the 10th, it is hard for others to put you down. You are the one who tends to sound very serious and mature, and due to this, people respect you and tend to be cautious if they choose to argue with you. However, you ultimately feel like you are blocked in your expression. You are secretly scared of blowing your cover and saying stupid things out of the blue. There are so many things you want to do, but you don’t go out of your way to do it because you feel like it threatens your online image. There is a part of you that wants to stop caring about what’s right and wrong, and just have the freedom to do whatever you want. Instead of being a lone wolf, you want to be seen as someone cooperative, flexible, and well-rounded.

Aquarius in the 10th//Pisces in the 11th - When you have Aquarius in the 10th, your social media accounts are popular in a strange sense. You like to set trends, and you are probably updated on the latest memes. Sometimes you post spontaneously or erratically out of the blue. You don’t have to work very hard to be unique in your online community. Although you have a lot of out-of-the-box ideas, you feel like your online self is lacking in something. You may feel that you lack an emotional, yet creative expression to others. There is a sense of detachment to your image that you want to eliminate, for you ultimately want to be seen as a person who is sweet and compassionate to others.

Pisces in the 10th House//Aries in the 11th House - When you have Pisces in the 10th House, people can struggle to gather a coherent, correct image of you. Due to this, you may feel like you are misunderstood online. However, you are truly seen to be a sweet, compassionate individual. The confusion you feel, however, bothers you and you strive for clarity and to lead. You ideally want to be someone who is seen to be assertive, yet still inspiring to others. With your public image, you want to be understood and inspire others in a clear, straightforward fashion. You have so much creativity, but you feel like you just need a little push to make it come to life.

trimax-na-boken  asked:

But WBC is real with actual documented incidents. What has a real SJW ever actually done besides make stupid people feel uncomfortable on the Internet

There is no such thing as “a real SJW”.  “Social justice warrior” was always a negative label from the beginning, created to designate those that are not representing social justice as it should be (kind of like how the term “weekend warrior” is used to describe someone who’s normally boring from Monday through Friday, but goes out of their way to indulge themselves irresponsibly on the weekends in an attempt to compensate).  Wearing that label unironically is like publicly proclaiming that you’re a bigot.  You’re utilizing the No True Scotsman logical fallacy here.  Also, the fact that you said “make stupid people uncomfortable on the internet” really doesn’t reflect well on you, especially when the majority of anti-SJWs are liberals, LGBTA people, minorities, etc. that are simply “uncomfortable” with how you’re poorly representing what we believe in.  The fact that there even is a divide between people that all desire equality just goes to show that someone is doing it wrong (hint: It’s not the anti-SJWs).  If anything, you’re just showing people exactly the kind of attitude that people hate about SJWs.  It’s the fanaticism.  It’s the extremism.  There are people who simply have faith in a higher power, and then there are people like WBC, who actively use that faith to try to harm others.  This is why they’re really the perfect analogy when discussing what SJWs are to activism.

In any case, are you sure you want me to answer this?  Because I don’t think you’re going to like what you see.

What has tumblr done, you ask?:

    Meanwhile, the sane people of tumblr mocked the shit out of them for intentionally kicking the hornet’s nest, and then whining when they got stung.

    Why?  Because 4chan contributed over $23k to it. 

    I’m sure all of this doesn’t even come CLOSE to what SJWs have done overall.  I could probably spend weeks finding all sorts of bullshit to put on here.  I openly invite others to add onto this, as I’m sure there’s a lot that’s been left out (@takashi0 might have a list on hand).

    This is why people are against “social justice warriors”.  They are NOT representing social justice.  They are NOT supporting equality.  They are only giving liberals, activists, women, minorities, and the LGBTA community a bad name.

    I was curious recently about whether or not William Shakespeare had a cat. There’s no way to really know because we don’t know all that much about him, but I was sure someone had at least, you know, looked at the odds. And I was not wrong! Apparently Shakespeare mentions cats 44 times in his known works, usually referring to them negatively, at least according to the internet. 

    Basically he constantly talked about how terrible cats are, which has led me to conclude that Shakespeare DEFINITELY had a cat, probably like five of them.

    I’m upset right now. I posted this as a comment to the video, but I’m posting it here too. I seriously hope I’m not talking over anyone in the response that I did make. Please let me know. I really am so disappointed with @markiplier, because for preaching respect, he overlooked that there are people who have been disrespected beyond Felix.


    How about you talk to Felix about respect, Mark. Because respect isn’t a one-way street, and he hasn’t done anything to earn that respect from me. Of course everyone deserves the same rights and freedoms, but respect is not a right. Respect is earned. And if Felix wants respect, he needs to be respectful to the people he’s asking to receive respect from - and he’s done the exact opposite.

    “Even if you just boil it down to common human decency … The golden rule still applies. You still need to treat people the way that you want to be treated." 

    Really? Common human decency? Stuff like, maybe, not joking about the genocide of a group of people who have, many times through history, been the targets of hate, and of course, also a genocide.

    Joking about something that has happened to real people who are still alive on this planet. People who were affected, by going through it themselves, or losing family members… That definitely feels like treating other people the way you want to be treated.


    "Felix is not an antisemite, and Felix does not advocate hate." 

    Felix may not be intending to come off as antisemetic. He very well may not wish death onto all Jews, I understand that. However, antisemitism is still a very real problem in the world, and is on a very violent rise.

    Having a platform as big as Felix’s, and then joking about antisemitism does so much harm. It normalizes it. Whether that was the intent or not, that’s exactly what happened. As Felix himself said, "neo-Nazi groups have been referencing [him], have been praising [him], for making these kinds of jokes.” That’s an enormous problem. And yes, he did make a statement to clear up that he does not support these groups, but the problem that he said something that they outright agreed with, that they could use to say “look, someone hugely famous on the internet agrees with us” in the first place is still so wrong.


    “And I’m not even defending the jokes that he made, because even he has apologized for some of the jokes that he did." 

    Yes. He apologized in the most deflective way possible. He said it was about disagreeing with what he said. That’s not the entire picture. No, I don’t think Felix is actually a fascist, or a neo-Nazi, but he (whether or not it was inadvertent at this point really doesn’t matter) made jokes that fed into those ideals. That’s not okay. A half-assed apology that feels a lot like someone saying "I’m sorry you were offended”, which is a shit apology by the way because it doesn’t apologize for their actions at all, is not good enough.


    So yeah, I agree, respect is important. But you can’t tell us to respect someone who has shown blatant disrespect for people himself. Even beyond this one incident, there’s a lot of stuff that’s been said by Felix over the years, for example, the use of slurs against a number of communities, that has outright disrespected those groups. You can’t hold us to this standard of having to show a person respect when he cannot respect us. 

    I started by saying that respect is something earned, and that it’s not a one-way street. I think we may have different definitions of respect, because I agree that all people, regardless of how bad they are, are humans, are equals, deserve the same rights and freedoms as everyone else on the planet. But in my eyes, that’s not respect.

    Respect, to me, is much deeper than that, and very abstract, but essentially, it involves thinking highly of that person and holding them in some esteem. And to do that, to respect someone like that, I need to have that returned in some capacity. I will not respect someone who has shown that he will not show any respect to others who have been harmed or in any way affected by his comments by so much as giving a genuine, not self-serving apology.

    Yes, Felix deserves to be treated like a human being. Yes, there are people who are twisting things he did, such as the whole pointing off camera being turned into him doing a Nazi salute. But what he said was not okay. His apology was self-serving at best, and disingenuous at worst. And while you say you’re not defending the jokes that he made, you’re not condemning them either.

    What Felix did was wrong. I get that you want to support a friend, but what was done was wrong. That can’t be overlooked. And by telling us to simply respect Felix right now overlooks that what he said affected people and takes away those peoples’ voices. That’s not a very respectful thing to do.

    skelo-saurus  asked:

    Yo someone's trying to tell me Hussie is a racist and hates disabled people but has absolutely no evidence. What do I do?

    You gotta decide for yourselves whether people in the year of our lord 2017 should be judged entirely by the words and thoughts and ideas they put out into the world years ago in different life stages. Like. This isn’t a problem that’s going to go away. Increasingly now the history of people’s entire life journey is accessible via some social media snap shot in the wayback machine or some ancient chat log sitting on someone’s hard drive out there. We don’t all start from the same place. A lot of us start from positions of privilege, from systems learned from parents or other family or institutions with power over us that influence our way of thinking when our brains are first developing the capacity for empathy and understanding. 

    And we grow. And we create. And we experience things. And we talk with people. We make friends. We read feedback. We listen to some and we disregard others, and years later, some (but by no means all) of what we disregarded we might think about again and realize was good feedback and helpful advice. 

    Our opinions change. Our understanding of our own privilege changes. Our understanding of media and propaganda and narrative and power structures and justice change. Our biases shift. Our politics change. Our worldviews are shaped by our conversations and our experiences and the things we take to heart and the things we lock outside. 

    Hussie used to interact heavily with the fandom. There is so much text from him out there saved in archives that has been pored over again and again and again by people with axes to grind, people with their own agendas, people who feel wronged and hurt and ignored by someone they maybe once respected and looked up to. 

    Anyone with that much text over that long a period of time has something fucking problematic out there waiting to hang them, I guarantee it. Back in 2012 the r-slur and the a-slur were common slang used by elementary school kids, let alone ppl frequenting the various rancid asscracks of the internet. Then awareness campaigns took root and opinions and language shifted for the better and suddenly a lot of text written without that mindfulness started looking really nasty, didn’t it?

    We as a society are going to have to make some hard decisions in the very near future about how much rope we need when we’re eyeing those gallows for people we feel wronged by. How much someone’s opinion now means when their opinion five years ago might have been the exact opposite. How much good faith to extend to people who grow and change and understand their younger selves had some Bad Opinions about the world, but can’t erase the words they said, and have to live with them for the rest of their lives because people looking for ammunition can find it in ample supply. How much someone’s actions now count for weighed against their words in another fucking life. 

    There are quotes out there where Hussie said some stupid shit. There are a million words of Hussie quotes out there. I don’t know how old you are, but if you’re an adult, I can almost guarantee you that you can go back some number of years and remember a version of you that you’d be terrified of the internet finding today.

    The dude gave us one of the most queer-positive, transformative and engaging pieces of media of all time. It wasn’t perfect and he wasn’t perfect because nothing and no one is. The queer community is always so goddamn hypercritical of its prolific creators, in part because we’re desperate for the things we want and never get and it’s so frustrating to find people who *almost* give you what you want – and god knows the mainstream media isn’t listening, so where else do we have to turn but inward? We’re a stymied, frustrated group desperate for representation on all sorts of underrepresented axes of oppression and no one story is ever going to satisfy everyone. But Homestuck was so big, so expansive and meant so much to so many - of course there’s a lot of bitter disappointment out there. 

    How much rope do we need to hang someone? How much history do we need to build a gallows out of plank by fucking plank to feel morally justified? 

    It’s up to you.

    anonymous asked:

    what did demi do?

    Demi is quite possibly the most problematic and hypocritical celebrity in the music industry. She claims she “invented feminism” and then goes against her word. She publicly bashed Taylor for giving Kesha $250,000 for her trial with Dr Luke. Taylor got nothing but shit for doing that which I do not understand. Demi was soooo upset because Taylor didn’t ~tweet~ about the issue. It’s so disgusting to me how she can claim she’s a feminist and that she cares about these issues when she literally talked shit about someone who ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING TO HELP. I just cannot even fathom that behavior. She’s pretty much saying “Since Taylor ONLY gave Kesha $250,000 without tweeting about it and making a scene, its wrong and she’s a coward since she didn’t SAY anything to the gp.” Since when is composing a tweet more important than trying to fix the problem? And since tweeting and posting on the internet is SO important to Demi, why hasn’t she said anything about Taylor’s SEXUAL ASSAULT trial? She’s martyring herself by saying that “speaking out” is better than donating money. She’s just so hypocritical about it and it’s honestly the most disgusting thing ever. She’s a liar and a hypocrite. The gp gave Taylor SO MUCH SHIT for doing that which I also do not understand because she was extremely generous and did it without being asked out of the purity of her heart.
    Now on another note (not really having to do with Demi specifically but something similar), when the Women’s March happened and Taylor tweeted about how amazing it was, she got even MORE shit for that WHICH AGAIN I DO NOT UNDERSTAND AJDJAKAJF. People said she was a coward and selfish etc because she herself did not attend the march. It’s like, if she doesn’t tweet she gets shit and if she does tweet she gets shit. I just don’t understand the logic there and it gets me pissed off because Taylor is nothing but amazing and generous and trustworthy and idk why the gp wants to make her out to be a coward and a liar.
    So yeah.

    I really wish people on the internet didn’t throw around mental disorder diagnoses without actually understanding them like…mislabeling something on a site like this just misleads a ton of other impressionable ppl, and it’s irritating to see someone wrongly label symptoms or justify a mislabeling with this front of infallible authority when they’re just…wrong haha

    It’s better to be cautious with labeling something a disorder when you don’t actually know if that’s what it is. That includes your favorite character or someone else’s symptoms…like it’s one thing to recommend researching a disorder/asking a professional about it or having a headcanon or something, but just, remember to be humble about it

    INTERNET ALERT!

    Somewhere, someone on the internet is doing and/or saying something someone else on the internet thinks is bad.

    Somewhere, someone has been wronged by someone else, or by some corporation, but that person is NOT PERFECT, and therefore the wrong is somehow not all that bad.

    Somewhere on the internet, agents of power and manipulation are framing issues in ways that make others think that victims are perpetrators, and perpetrators are victims. 

    Somewhere on the internet, lots of people think point #3 never happens to them … even as they reshill the corporate line.

    Somewhere on the internet.

    • Shiro: Where is Keith?
    • Coran: He went out.
    • Shiro: He's grounded.
    • Coran: Are they not supposed to go out when they're grounded?

    tea-and-tipulidae  asked:

    So I don't want to be the client that's like "I know you're the expert that went to school for this, but I read about it on the internet so I know more than you." But I also know that sometimes I've disagreed with a vet on something that I'm PRETTY sure I'm right about (declawing, for example). How do I tell a good vet from a bad one? I go to one now that I think is pretty good, but I just wonder if I only think that because they agree with my preconceptions.

    In medicine there are many shades of gray and multiple ways of doing something. Without the proper training it can be difficult to determine if something is “right” or not and the internet more often than not gets it wrong. Unfortunately now days it is very easy for something to get put up online that spreads and gets taken as gospel when it is far from the truth. I applaud people that take time to read up and learn but it isn’t the same as being trained in that subject. Reading something on the internet does not ever make anyone more knowledgeable than someone that went to school for a specific degree. Ever.

    There a few things to look for though. Does your vet at least offer the very best medicine? That means if your dog is vomiting, a good vet will take a thorough history and suggest blood work or maybe radiographs.

    A good vet always provides pain relief when an animal might be in pain.

    A good vet will recommend testing a lump and not just look at it and say it’s fine. This is often where the internet and reality diverge. To most people the better vet is the one that simply gives medications and doesn’t bother with “expensive testing”, however without knowing what is wrong with your pet they are actually doing harm. Often the cheaper vets are truly not the better ones, they are simply perceived that way.

    Good vets take time to answer questions and make you and your pet feel welcome and cared for. Good vets do this for all of their patients so sometimes will run late  because they are helping a client or have to ask you to email or call in with your other questions so they can move on to the next.

    Good vets will refer you out to a specialist if they know they are not the best person to take care of your pet.

    Good vets recommend preventative medicine like vaccines, fecal tests, annual blood work, etc.

    Good vets truly care about your pet and when they know there is no other option, will suggest euthanasia to end any suffering.

    Good vets don’t provide treatments or advice over the phone or internet without seeing your pet because they know they could do harm.

    Good vets are often the ones that commit suicide because they simply cannot deal with the hatred and vitriol they are all too often treated to. Instead of sacrificing their morals ,they sacrifice themselves.

    pewdiepie did not make a mistake. a mistake would be accidentally calling someone by the wrong name or pronoun. he made a joke and all jokes are intentional. and then he proceeded to upload that joke to the Internet which means he had plenty of opportunity to edit it out. it wasn’t a mistake he literally spew anti semitism for views. he made a mockery of a race of people’s pain and oppression for views. and it’s not even the first time. and then you have @markiplier coming along tellin folks to respect folks for simply existing. like nigga where are you when white folks are shitting on our existence why don’t you run up on them with that rhetoric. tell that shit to FELIX instead of people who have a right to be pissed at his ugly jokes because when he jokes about shit like that he’s pretty much disrespecting people’s existence.

    Cosmicguro’s (very old and very regret filled) Ereri Rec List

    I’ve spent more time reading ereri fics than I have actually watching the show, here are my favorites.

    It’s Fine  This one almost made me cry???? It’s not really even that sad I’m just lame. 

    Isn’t that a cliché for you; the teacher falling in love with the student. I hated myself for it. I hated how I wasn’t just romantically attracted to him anymore, but physically as well. Mornings became awkward for me as I found myself having more cold showers than warm. Though I was ashamed to say sometimes I just didn’t even bother and gave in, imaging his breath on my face and his hand around me as I pumped myself under the sheets. 

    1/1 Chapters, Mature rating. 10173 Words.

    Wayward Wings Really cute and fluffy wing fic. 

    As he straightened up, his wing jerked, and Eren stiffened as he felt it smack into something—or rather, someone.

    “I’m so sorry!” he burst out, but as he whirled around, his wings gave another spasm and hit Corporal Levi in the face. Again. “Sorry!”

    He held his wings stiff against his back, though he could feel them straining to move, as he stared at Corporal Levi.

    Corporal Levi, whose face and hair were now half-covered in mud. Corporal Levi, whose expression hadn’t changed but who was more likely than not livid. Oh.

    1/1 Chapters, Teen and up rating, 2963 Words

    My Home Is Where Your Heart Is Smol Mikasa kills me

    Single father Levi is left scrambling to find an after school daycare for his daughter, Mikasa, when his regular babysitter announces that her husband’s job is being relocated. The only problem - they’re all far more expensive than he can afford.

    The solution to his dilemma comes in the form of a college student, Eren, who will do it for a fraction of the cost - as long as Levi will save him from a steady diet of ramen and pop-tarts by feeding him dinner every night before he leaves.

    11/11 Chapters, Explicit rating,  14683 Words

    Stay For As Long As You Have Time So fluffy and domestic, I love every bit of it. 

    It was on these benches and paths that he spent most of his time, wandering around and letting the wind take him wherever he so chose. Mikasa had always scolded him for doing this; after all, she said, wandering around the school at night wasn’t the safest thing to do. But it was daytime when Eren first saw him, so she had no right to criticize.

    1/1 Chapters, Explicit rating, 12730 Words

    taking flight I’m always a slut for wing fics

    “Touch his wings. I dare you.”

    In which Levi has (really pretty) wings, Jean is an asshole and Eren can’t resist a dare. [Levi/Eren], wingfic AU.

    1/1 Chapters, General rating,  1680 words

    Overdose This one is really hot and the god like au is a nice change from what I usually read. 

    Eren Jaeger was fucked. Ironically in both the figurative and literal sense.
    On the one hand, there was the misfortune of having made a colossally stupid bet with one Jean Kirschtein involving the two of them racing to get laid ASAP. If he failed that, he would be figuratively fucked.
    On the other hand, if he were to succeed in completing the bet, he would be well and truly fucked in the most literal sense of the word.

    7/? Chapters, Explicit rating, 56399 Words

    Here are my absolute favorites out of this list, they are some of the most amazing things I have ever read and they fucked me up emotionally. 

    When I’m No Longer Young And Beautiful This one, this one right here. I have no idea what to say to describe just how amazing this fic is. The mental manipulation in it just fucks me up. 

    Levi never wants Eren to grow up.

    “Let’s see if I can make you pretty again.”

    TW: Pedophilia and slight mental manipulation, and kinda yandere!levi

    1/1 Chapters, Explicit Rating,  2323 Words.

    time after time Cheesy pet shop au? Sign me the fuck up.

    “Who tells someone they look like a cat?”

    “No, I said the cat looked like you,” Eren corrects, looking back to the cat and ignoring Levi’s mounting confusion.

    1/1 Chapters, Not rated, 5003 Words.

    Art of war  Claps hands together This right here is so cute I almost died.

    Noisy neighbors, nursling dinosaurs, satanic box cutters, shitty convenience store management, the word ‘fuck’, hereditary (but not really) homosexuality, beer and ramen, pennies, truckstops, strippers, closets, semi-public defacing, rings, house parties, “recreational” drug use, accidental rendezvous, toxic stew (don’t eat the stew), nice abs, housewives–batteries not included, over-educational movie sessions, copious domesticity, kittens named after landlords, a shit joke at participating locations, and many, many happy endings.
    A modern AU in which Eren moves into the apartment directly above Levi’s.

    11/11 Chapters, Explicit Rating, 52597 Words

    King of Carrot Flowers Yassssssssssssss

    It’s a Sunday. He’s washing his favorite mug and trying not to pay too much attention to the funeral that’s going on across the street.

    (Levi lives across the street from a cemetery and Eren’s father has recently passed away.)

    13/13 Chapters, Mature Rating, 23637 Words

    1994 This is pretty famous in the fandom so you’ve probably heard of it, but it’s really good. 

    Before cell phones. Before the Kardashians. Before internet porn. The year is 1994. Eren, Mikasa, and Armin, poor kids from the wrong side of the tracks, have been transferred with the rest of their neighborhood to the posh, uptown Trost High (Home of the Titans). Mikasa and Armin seem to fit in well enough, but Eren isn’t quite so lucky. Of course, most of this has to do with Eren’s personality. When he accepts a bet to lose his virginity (and actually prove that someone likes him) by the end of the semester, it’s hard for him to deny the improbability of winning. After all, the only one he seems to be talking to these days is the weirdly pretty (and just plain weird) goth working at the donut shop down the street… 

    26/26 Chapters, Explicit, 124249 Words

    half light I’m currently re-reading this one because it’s so amazing. 

    He wouldn’t say that they’re friends, really. They’re not quite just acquaintances either; the more he thinks about it, Eren’s not sure how to describe their relationship. They sort of… tolerate each other, in different ways.

    But yeah, the more he thinks about it (and he does think about it quite often), Eren thinks that he’d like for them to be friends.

    (AU where Eren tries to figure out what you do when friendly feelings turn into something more.)

    22/22 Chapters, Not Rated, 66199 Words.

    Now here comes my all time favorite Ereri fic in the entire world

    Disobey me This fic is so amazingly written, has a fantastic plot and portrays the characters so well. I am so happy I found this fic! If you read it tell her I sent you! :> 

    After countless months of depression from the death of his mother, Eren had decided to start anew. First step was simple, go back to school. Now, normal students would followed the rules and went about their daily school lives in peace but Eren was no ordinary boy. Different than others, he is passionate, courageous, and disobedient, and his English teacher became well aware of that. But there is another side of him that no one, not even Eren himself, is aware of. Everyone has their secrets, and with each confession comes more answers as to what the hell his father did.

    A story about a stubborn young adult, who has an impulsive drive for justice, that gets himself into more trouble than anyone could have ever imagined.

    (That one fic that says it’s a High School AU and ends up having a ridiculous amount of other themes that eventually take over. Also, there is a lot of fluff.)

    19/?  Chapters (On Going), Explicit Rating, 126155 words.

    I can not stress how magnificent this is.

    That’s it for my Ereri Fanfic Rec list. If any of the links do not work then please message me. 

    Dear Tumblr

    I’m going to put this as lightly as I possibly can.

    Steven Universe is a cartoon directed toward children.

    Steven Universe is meant to entertain and teach CHILDREN that just because you’re different, doesn’t mean you’re wrong.

    Steven Universe is supposed to help CHILDREN with problems they might relate to, such as Amethyst’s loneliness or Onion’s state of mind.

    Steven Universe is supposed to teach CHILDREN that hating someone is wrong, no matter how much that person has personally wronged you. I.E: Beach City Drift.

    Steven Universe is supposed to be a heartwarming experience for it’s young audience that I believe will end on the best note possible for the character’s developments.

    Steven Universe is NOT an excuse for you to bully someone over the internet. It’s NOT a place for you to expect an outcome for yourself because YOU are not the writer. It’s NOT something that you should even get REMOTELY angry about because, for some odd reason, you expect these characters that are not of your creation to get in a romantic relationship.

    The fact that some of these characters are voiced by or depicted as women of color (woc), doesn’t mean they ARE. They’re rocks from space. They are literal aliens. ALL of them. And some of YOU just happen to like some of these aliens more than others because they’re “not white.” Literally the only white gem so far is Pearl, and she gets SO much shit for it.

    To everyone that is bullying Lauren Zuke, or Amedot shippers, or just anyone else that doesn’t agree with your views on a FUCKING kids show: congratulations.

    You’ve lost your decency as a human being.

    Listen

    People have self insert x canon characters, be they romantic or platonic. They have them because they are fun and harmless and just really like the character in question. 

    People call those people cringy.

    But some people, like me, have self insert x canon because it helps us cope with trauma.

    When you can have your favorite character love you regardless of your past trauma or self hate, it makes you feel like maybe your not as horrible as you thought you were. They tell you its okay to feel the way you do, that you are not overreacting to the things that traumatise you. They tell you you aren’t your trauma, and if you you can’t find you you are past your trauma that its okay, you have time to figure it out. That, yes what happened was trauma, and no, what happened wasn’t Ok.

    Blogs like the imaginary boyfriend Sans blog, or headcanon blogs, or roleplaying blogs help people deal with trauma and/or mental illness by having someone, even if they are fictional, care and love them when it seems there is no one to turn to.

    Yes, most self shippers are just having fun. They don’t have trauma or mental illness to deal with, and I’m glad that they don’t.

    But some of us use our self ships to cope, and there is nothing wrong with it.

    But people still call us cringy, because our coping mechanisms aren’t what they call normal.

    Would I still ship myself with Ink if I had absolutely no trauma? Yes.

    But it would still be wrong if someone called it “the cancer of the internet" 

    Just something to think about

    Ok to rb