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young justice panel thoughts

let me be real about the panel

  • I AM FUCKING PUMPED FOR SPOILER ARROWETTE AND 13
  • i really hope that zee is 13′s mentor bc my girl deserves so much more love
  • that’s if she’s a magic user as in traci thirteen
  • the fact that they said “zatanna and dick were to show you don’t always marry your first love“ really broke my heart but don’t think for a second i’m giving my otp up
  • uh steph/tim/cassie love triangle????? i want it but i don’t
  • WHY DOES KAL HAVE HAIR WHAT EVEN
  • why have the whole jason memorial if y’all aren’t gonna give any jason info???
  • bluepulse is gonna be canon no doubt in my mind pls and thx
  • virgil’s new look is fucking LIT and honestly i can’t wait bc i love him sm
  • still really sad about chalant
  • WALLY WHERE ARE YOU pls greg and brandon save him pls
  • what is up with this new ninja look???? 
  • i bet they’re their own covert team and they’re gonna get wally out of the speedforce pls
  • where’s m’gann???? 
  • ALSO KAREN AND MAL?????
  • and babs
  • kinda hope for wondergun but at the same time cassie and tim
  • GAR YOU’RE SO CUTE ILY
  • is my girl zatanna okay? is she sleeping well? eating? i’m v worried about her
  • WHEN GREG SAID HIS FAVE MOMENT WAS WHEN ZATARA SAVED ZEE BY BECOMING DOCTOR FATE I FUCKING BAWLED DOES HE ENJOY SEEING ME IN FUCKING PAIN
  • where is wally i’m so concerned about my fave speedster
  • HAS ANYONE HEARD FROM ROY? HOW IS LIAN? JADE?
  • lowkey glad they didn’t bring in starfire as much as i love kori i want to see other characters
  • everyone: assumes texas is full of dumbfuck idiots
  • me, tiredly: houston's last mayor was a gay woman and the current mayor is a black single father to a daughter who has taken up the position of first lady and is active in schools educating voting-aged kids about their rights and why voting is important. the city has actively gone against the ban on sanctuary cities issued by the state. one of the first ever transgender justices served in texas, in houston, and she spoke at the women's march which was completely advocated for by the city despite it being organized in a week tops. houston signed off on the american inter-city version of the paris agreement after trump pulled out. during the election, people worked incredibly hard to fight against the state's record of stagnant red-state, and despite the ultimate loss, briefly managed to turn the state blue because the major cities (houston, austin, dallas) all voted blue. the university of houston marched with a float at pride 2017 while protesting racist bills that will result in racial profiling and even started a small protest after the parade. texas has a huge population of hispanic and latinx people both documented and undocumented and our culture is deeply entwined with the fabric of what texas is and no one disputes this, as well as one of the largest populations of vietnamese people outside of vietnam. almost every business in texas has at least one person who is bilingual and works incredibly hard to make businesses accessible for everyone. undocumented immigrants are allowed and encouraged to attend state-funded colleges in texas despite their status through things like the texas DREAM act. houston passed up new york city for the most diverse city in america and its residents work incredibly hard to overcome the bad rep of being a southern state.
  • me: i'm not saying texas is amazing or perfect but there are a lot of good people doing good work here. i could go on and on about the incredible work and progress of some of the individuals and organizations that make me proud to be an adoptive texan. continuing to rag on the south and acting like amazing things like the civil rights movement didn't come from the very place you dump on as a person from the north or even another country shows an incredible lack of nuance as if this entire country isn't a dumpster fire. remember the next time that you want to shit all over the south and it's 'dumb hicks' that donald trump is a business man from new york and that the most radical extremist group in america's history, the KKK, was founded in indiana.

anonymous asked:

White are you so critical of only white women and not white men?

I felt like this questions was coming.

Why am I more critical toward white women? Because here on tumblr, we’ve all collectively called out and agreed that white men are racist, and in society the most racist and oppressive group. There is NO argument when it comes to that and I agree, I am also happy that people, even white men and women alike fully accept that.

But it’s differently for white women.

While I am happy that tumblr is basically the platform for female positivity, there are extreme flaws in that movement.

Flaws that tend to excuse women for the terrible things they do simply because they are women—but not all groups of women, specially white women. Tumblr scrutinizes and is always harsher toward women of color than they are white women, hating on women of color for the same things they love or excuse white women for doing.

Here on tumblr, it is not acknowledged or generally accepted that white women can be racist and oppressive, while in my experiences white girls/women are the most racist group here on tumblr and in fandom. Yet, no body knows this outside of the poc community and when the topic of white women being racist or oppressive is brought up, white girls get upset and try to dissuade the conversation with “all women” or “let’s bring each other up, not tear each other down” bullshit. (Like I cannot count how many exclusively woc posts that white women have derailed and tried to erase a racial issue with “feminism for all”!!)

Tumblr does not scrutinize white women the way it should, because they are women. Yet women of color here are usually brought down, or ignored because of white women. White women are put on pedestals here on tumblr as heads of social justice, but when a woman of color talks to them about social justice issues or attempts to call them out on their racism, then the white girl gets upset and her friends do to.

White women believe they are untouchable when it comes to being racist/oppressive yet they execute some of the most racist tropes I’ve ever seen in fandom and claim they are being revolutionary or progressive. White women also fail to acknowledge or accept that men of color face prejudice and oppression , and they as white women have more freedom and privilege and are not nearly as oppressed as men of color—especially here in America.

Tumblr is filled with privileged, racist white girls who perpetrate their white feminism and think they know equality but they do not. yet, tumblr as a whole accepts the white woman as a sign of feminism, female empowerment and idolizes her; tumblr accepts that white women can do no wrong because they are girls and their feminism/social justice speak for us all.

And when a woman of color dares to speak out, the God help her.

So I will always be critical toward white women because as a black woman, I have only been subjected to racism here on tumblr by privileged white women/girls and I think tumblr needs to realize that while white men are the ultimate oppressors, white woman are not far behind, not at all.

Also anyone can reblog this and if you see it I would encourage you to because this needs to be brought to light!

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Found these at the Dollar Tree and thought I’d just leave it here.

My Self-Care Tarot Cheat Sheet

The use of Tarot and various divination systems has been such a monumental part in my self-care toolkit. Being someone who deals with chronic illnesses, there are days when I don’t have the time nor the energy to lay down a full spread and interpret it for myself. Because of this, I created my Self-Care Tarot Cheat Sheet to use whenever I needed some advice or a starting point in my self-care regimen.  I encourage you to use mine or create your very own self-care guide. If this post has helped you, or you know a friend who may gain help from this post, feel free to share the link to this post, reblog it, or tag them. It would mean a lot to me.

The Major Arcana

  • 0. The Fool: Start a new project.
  • I. Magician: Improve a skill you already have.
  • II. High Priestess: Pay attention to your inner voice.
  • III. Empress: Pamper yourself.
  • IV. Emperor: Start taking control of the chaos in your life.
  • V. Hierophant: Read your favorite book. 
  • VI. Lovers: Watch a romantic comedy. 
  • VII. Chariot: Travel someplace new in town.
  • VIII. Strength: Face your fears.
  • IX. Hermit: Spend some time alone.
  • X. Wheel of Fortune: Take a risk.
  • XI. Justice: Speak your inner truth.
  • XII. Hanged Man: Change your perspective on an unresolved issue.
  • XIII.Death: Declutter. Clear out the old, make room for the new.
  • XIV.Temperance: Find a balance in your life. Also drink some water. 
  • XV.Devil: Do some shadow work. 
  • XVI.Tower: Rebuild from the rubble.
  • XVII.Star: Make a wish for the future.
  • XVIII.Moon: Write a letter to your higher self.
  • XIX.Sun: Be proud of who you are.
  • XX. Judgement: Forgive yourself and your past.
  • XXI. World: Celebrate your successes.

The Minor Arcana

Wands

  • Ace: Search for inspiration in your everyday life.
  • Two: Make a decision to do something small yet worthwhile.
  • Three: Accomplish one small goal.
  • Four: Make an awesome music playlist.
  • Five: Make up or reconnect with an old friend. 
  • Six: Recognize your achievements.
  • Seven: Let go of negative people in your life.
  • Eight: Focus your energy on feeding yourself.
  • Nine: Make room for recovery.
  • Ten: Deal with your stresses through writing.
  • Page: Heed the signs and messages provided.
  • Knight: Go on an adventure.
  • Queen: Accept support from your loved ones.
  • King: Remain motivated by hyping yourself up in the mirror.

Cups

  • Ace: Find what makes you happy.
  • Two: Make sure you are communicating your feelings.
  • Three: Celebrate your friendships.
  • Four: Change up your daily routine.
  • Five: Write down then rip up your past pains and regrets.
  • Six: Reminisce the good memories.   
  • Seven: Consider your options before choosing.
  • Eight: Leave behind your troubles by watching tv even if only for an hour.
  • Nine: Embrace and send out positive vibes.
  • Ten: Appreciate the good in your life.
  • Page: Ground and center yourself.
  • Knight: Create some art.
  • Queen: Take a luxurious bubble bath or long shower.
  • King: Honor your feelings.

Swords

  • Ace: Write down hopes.
  • Two: Meditate.
  • Three: Allow yourself to mourn.
  • Four: Take some time to rest.
  • Five: Walk away from conflicts.
  • Six: Retreat to a safe place like a blanket fort. 
  • Seven: Confront your hidden feelings.
  • Eight: Get out of your comfort zone.
  • Nine: Cry and let it all out.
  • Ten: Go to the doctor or support group.
  • Page: Speak aloud your feelings.
  • Knight: Move forward without fear.
  • Queen: Stop judging yourself harshly.
  • King: Seek unbiased advice from someone you trust.

Pentacles

  • Ace: Create a vision board.
  • Two: Balance your work and personal life.
  • Three: Go to a support group.
  • Four: Make someone else smile.
  • Five: Ask for help.
  • Six: Help someone else in need.
  • Seven: Assess how far you have come this week.
  • Eight: Take a much needed break from social media.
  • Nine: Take a nice walk.
  • Ten: Spend time with your family.
  • Page: Learn something new.
  • Knight: Make plans for the future.
  • Queen: Decorate your room.
  • King: Treat yourself to something nice.

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Title: My Self-Care Tarot Cheat Sheet
Copyright: © Ivan Ambrose 2017
Disclaimer: This is my own personal self-care regimen. I am not a medical professional, nor claim to be, nor do I suggest this post to be used in replace of medical treatment. This is just what helps me and I wanted to share it with others. As with all of my posts and content, this post in no way, shape, or form is intended to tell you how you must go about this topic. The intention of this post is to share my experiences. This isn’t the only way, the absolute right way or the way that you “should” approach this topic. I encourage you to use what you find useful and tweak or dismiss what you do not find useful. I am sure there are various other people in the world who choose to do things differently regarding this topic and that is perfectly okay. I can only speak from personal experience and what has worked for me for countless years. I encourage you to do your own research, to do what you are comfortable with and to tailor any advice provided henceforth to your specific needs and individual situation.
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the black brothers: one too soft, the other too hardened.

regulus is nine when he first hears sirius fighting with their parents, railing against their tyranny and prejudice and cruelty. the shouting and smashing frighten him, chase him deep under his covers where he cries silent steady tears until sirius slips into his room hours later and coaxes regulus out of his cocoon, whispering soothing loving words of comfort and fierce apology.

regulus is eleven when he enters hogwarts, excited and wide-eyed at the enthusiastic crush of fellow students laughing and reuniting. after his mother warns him of mudbloods and father reminds him, toujours pur, sirius wrestles him into a headlock, dragging him into a compartment where there are three joking boys–gryffindors–who embrace and welcome regulus into their midst. when regulus sorts slytherin, he glances over at the sea of red and gold, but sirius looks away disappointed, mouth grim, eyes closed, to the beat of regulus’s sinking heart.

regulus is sixteen when he joins the death eaters, swears allegiance to a charismatic lord and band of idealistic brothers. they speak of purity, of justice, of oppression–all familiar cadences to pureblood son regulus–eliminating blood traitors and rewarding the worthy. he is swept up in visions of glory and familial pride, approving mothers and fathers and brothers.

regulus is eighteen when he stands on the edge of a precipice, hands shaking as he drinks and drinks and drinks, kreacher trembling by his side. there are regrets, so many regrets, and as he takes his last gasp, the horcrux safely stowed away, he can almost glimpse sirius smiling tenderly at him from a distant far-off shore, arms wide open and pride shining in his glance.

the black brothers: one too soft, the other too hardened. regulus and sirius, death eater and marauder, slytherin and gryffindor, blood faithful and blood traitor, weak and strong, strong and weak, soft and hard, hard and soft.

Churches: Please don’t be silent about what’s happening in the world. I don’t believe we’re primarily a political venue, but people come to church for healing and strength and to know The King who’s above all things.  If you’re scared of alienating people, you were never going to please everyone anyway.  Be thoughtful, but please don’t play it safe.  Say something. To say nothing is more harmful than anything.

Those who approach the New Testament solely through English translations face a serious linguistic obstacle to apprehending what these writings say about justice. In most English translations, the word ‘justice’ occurs relatively infrequently. It is no surprise, then, that most English-speaking people think the New Testament does not say much about justice; the Bibles they read do not say much about justice. English translations are in this way different from translations into Latin, French, Spanish, German, Dutch — and for all I know, most languages.


The basic issue is well known among translators and commentators. Plato’s Republic, as we all know, is about justice. The Greek noun in Plato’s text that is standardly translated as 'justice’ is 'dikaiosune;’ the adjective standardly translated as 'just’ is 'dikaios.’ This same dik-stem occurs around three hundred times in the New Testament, in a wide variety of grammatical variants.


To the person who comes to English translations of the New Testament fresh from reading and translating classical Greek, it comes as a surprise to discover that though some of those occurrences are translated with grammatical variants on our word 'just,’ the great bulk of dik-stem words are translated with grammatical variants on our word 'right.’ The noun, for example, is usually translated as 'righteousness,’ not as 'justice.’ In English, we have the word 'just’ and its grammatical variants coming from the Latin iustitia, and the word 'right’ and its grammatical variants coming from the Old English recht. Almost all our translators have decided to translate the great bulk of dik-stem words in the New Testament with grammatical variants on the latter — just the opposite of the decision made by most translators of classical Greek.


I will give just two examples of the point. The fourth of the beatitudes of Jesus, as recorded in the fifth chapter of Matthew, reads, in the New Revised Standard Version, 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.’ The word translated as 'righteousness’ is 'dikaiosune.’ And the eighth beatitude, in the same translation, reads 'Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ The Greek word translated as 'righteousness’ is 'dikaiosune.’ Apparently, the translators were not struck by the oddity of someone being persecuted because he is righteous. My own reading of human affairs is that righteous people are either admired or ignored, not persecuted; people who pursue justice are the ones who get in trouble.


It goes almost without saying that the meaning and connotations of 'righteousness’ are very different in present-day idiomatic English from those of 'justice.’ 'Righteousness’ names primarily if not exclusively a certain trait of personal character. … The word in present-day idiomatic English carries a negative connotation. In everyday speech one seldom any more describes someone as righteous; if one does, the suggestion is that he is self-righteous. 'Justice,’ by contrast, refers to an interpersonal situation; justice is present when persons are related to each other in a certain way.


… When one takes in hand a list of all the occurrences of dik-stem words in the Greek New Testament, and then opens up almost any English translation of the New Testament and reads in one sitting all the translations of these words, a certain pattern emerges: unless the notion of legal judgment is so prominent in the context as virtually to force a translation in terms of justice, the translators will prefer to speak of righteousness.


Why are they so reluctant to have the New Testament writers speak of primary justice? Why do they prefer that the gospel of Jesus Christ be the good news of the righteousness of God rather than the good news of the justice of God? Why do they prefer that Jesus call his followers to righteousness rather than to justice?

—  Nicholas Wolsterstorff
Things The Team Has Heard Over the Psychic Link
  • RA RA RASPUTIN
  • “Oh shit I have homework” 
  • Zatanna spending five minutes trying to figure out how to say a word backwards
  • LOVER OF THE RUSSIAN QUEEN 
  • Way too much information about each other’s kinks
  • Five hours of the Thong Song
  • THERE WAS A CAT THAT REALLY WAS GONE
  • “This is not my bed. I want my bed.” 
  • Wally helping Dick with chemistry homework on a stakeout
  • RA RA RASPUTIN 
  • “Holy shit look at Robin’s ass”
  • Kaldur butchering various slang that Wally convinced him was current
  • RUSSIA’S GREATEST LOVE MACHINE
  • “DOG!” 
  • The world’s first psychic rickroll
  • IT WAS A SHAME HOW HE CARRIED ON