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Ask Me Shit

1:What color are your socks?
2:Have you ever lied about your age? Why?
3:What is something you regret in the past month?
4:Do you believe in love at first sight?
5:When was the last time you wrote someone a letter on paper?
6:How old were you when you first learned how to ride a bike? Who taught you?
7:Do you get along with your parents? Why or why not?
8:What’s your favorite season?
9:Do you currently like someone?
10:Have you ever used an Ouija board?
11:What’s the last song you sang?
12:What’s your favorite scent?
13:What’s your favorite urban legend?
14:What’s a bad habit that you have?
15:What’s a strange habit that you have?
16:What’s the first instrument that you learned to play?
17:How would you describe your ‘type?’
18:Would you rather stay in or go out?
19:What was the last thing you said to your mom?
20:Do you want to get married someday?
21:Have you ever snuck out?
22:Can you sing well?
23:What’s an embarrassing thing that happened this week?
24:When was the last time you went sledding?
25:Have you ever/do you liked someone you know you can never be with?
26:Do people often mispronounce your name?
27:Would you like to live in another country?
28:Do you like to watch ghost-hunting shows?
29:Who was the last person you said you loved to?
30:What’s something you’d like to be better at?
31:Have you ever stayed up to talk to someone who was sad?
32:What was the last thing you cooked?
33:Do you think you would make a good parent?
34:Do you have trouble sleeping at night?
35:Where is your best friend right now?
36:How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
37:How late do you usually stay up at night?
38:When was the last time you cried and why?
39:Have you ever won a contest?
40:Can you draw well?
41:Would you ever date someone you met on Tumblr/the internet?
42:What was the last thing you ate?
43:Do you think you’re/you’d make a good boyfriend/girlfriend?
44:Have you ever had a near-death experience?
45:What do you think people think of you?
46:What is your middle name and do you like it?
47:Are you close with either of your parents?
48:Do you like yourself?
49:State five facts about your appearance –
50:State five facts about your personality

Montana: Clear water and mountains near Saint Mary

We’ve been to 49 U.S. states so far, and this July, we’ll be visiting Hawaii to finish the list with number 50. In honor of our trip, we’ll be posting a photo from every state in the days leading up to our last state!

50 States Most Haunted

Each state in the USA has it’s own tales of haunted hotels, houses, and various other places. But each state has what is considered their “most haunted” spot. What is your state’s most haunted place?

1. Alabama - Sloss Furnaces (Birmingham)
2. Alaska - UAA’s Wendy Williamson Auditorium (Anchorage)
3. Arizona - Bird Cage Theater (Tombstone)
4. Arkansas - The Crescent Hotel (Eureka Springs)
5. California - Alcatraz Island (San Francisco)
6. Colorado - The Stanley Hotel (Estes Park)
7. Connecticut - Seaside Sanatorium (Waterford)
8. Delaware - Fort Delaware (Pea Patch Island)
9. Florida - Florida Theatre (Jacksonville)
10. Georgia - Kennesaw House (Marietta)
11. Hawaii - ‘lolani Place (Honolulu)
12. Idaho - Old Idaho State Penitentiary (Boise)
13.  Illinois - Congress Plaza Hotel (Chicago)
14. Indiana - French Lick Springs Hotel (French Lick)
15. Iowa - Villisca Ax Murder House (Villisca)
16. Kansas - The Sallie House (Atchison)
17. Kentucky - Waverly Hills Sanatorium (Louisville)
18. Louisiana - The Myrtles Plantation (St. Francisville)
19. Maine - Wood Island Lighthouse (Wood Island)
20. Maryland - Antietam Battlefield (Sharpsburg)
21. Massachusetts - The Lizzie Borden House (Fall River)
22. Michigan - Henderson Castle (Kalamazoo)
23. Minnesota - Forepaugh’s Restaurant (St. Paul)
24. Mississippi - Cedar Grove Mansion (Vicksburg)
25. Missouri - Lemp Mansion (St. Louis)
26. Montana - The University of Montana (Missoula)
27. Nebraska - Nebraska State Capitol (Lincoln)
28. Nevada - Virginia City
29. New Hampshire - Pine Hill Cemetery (Hollis)
30. New Jersey - Seabrook-Wilson House (Port Monmouth)
31. New Mexico - Highway 666
32. New York - The Amityville Horror House (Amityville)
33. North Carolina - Brown Mountain Lights (Burke and Caldwell Counties)
34. North Dakota - Liberty Memorial Building (Bismarck)
35. Ohio - The Ridges (Athens)
36. Oklahoma - Skirvin Hotel (Oklahoma City)
37. Oregon - McMenamin’s White Eagle Saloon (Portland)
38. Pennsylvania - Gettysburg Battlefields (Gettysburg)
39. Rhode Island - The Ladd School (Exeter)
40. South Carolina - Old Charleston Jail (Charleston)
41. South Dakota - Bullock Hotel (Deadwood)
42. Tennessee - Loretta Lynn Plantation House (Hurricane Mills)
43. Texas - The Alamo (San Antonio)
44. Utah - Westminster College (Salt Lake City)
45. Vermont - The University of Vermont (Burlington)
46. Virginia - Ferry Plantation House (Virginia Beach)
47. Washington - The Palace Hotel (Port Townshend)
48. West Virginia - West Virginia State Penitentiary (Moundsville)
49. Wisconsin - Summerwind Mansion (West Bay Lake)
50. Wyoming - Wyoming Frontier Prison (Rawlins)

Cult leader Charles Manson died age 83 last month. But here are 8 Convicted Killers Who Are Still Alive Pt. 2. Clockwise beginning at the top left:

Lyle and Erik Menendez: 

Brothers Erik and Lyle Menendez were aged just 18 and 21 (respectively) when they shot dead their parents Jose and Kitty with a 12-gauge shotgun. The brothers were not initially suspects, instead spending several months living in luxury, travelling around the world as far as the Caribbean and the United Kingdom.

However, after they were arrested, the media flocked to their trial in 1993. Broadcast on nationwide television, their defence attorney Leslie Abramson argued that the brothers were driven to commit their murders as a result of suffering a lifetime of heinous sexual abuse carried out by Jose and Kitty.

After their first trial ended with two deadlocked juries, the boys were retried and found guilty of two counts of first degree murder. Although they were spared the death penalty, they were sentenced to life in prison without parole in July 1996.

They remain alive in separate prisons today and have both since married in prison. Lyle is imprisoned in Mule Creek California State Prison age 49 and Erik is imprisoned in Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility age 47.

Port Arthur Mass Shooter, Martin Bryant:

Martin Bryant was 29 years old when he told a neighbour he would “do something that will make everyone remember” him. What Bryant did was indeed remembered: the Port Arthur massacre of 1996 in which 35 people were killed.

Bryant’s first victims were bed and breakfast owners David and Sally Martin. Bryant fatally shot them both before heading to the tourist site of Port Arthur. Bryant entered the cafe at the site, and after ordering and eating a meal he proceeded to open fire on civilians with a semi-automatic rifle.

Bryant killed 35 people in the deadliest mass shooting in Australia’s history. The massacre ended after a day long hostage stand off between Bryant and police. Bryant was found guilty and sentenced to over 1,000 years in prison. After attempting suicide in March 2007, Bryant was moved to the maximum security Risdon Prison where he remains age 50.

Rose West:

Alongside her husband Fred, serial killer Rose West killed at least 10 people between 1971 and 1987. Fred and Rose tortured, raped and killed young girls in their home in Devon, England. One of their murder victims was their own 16 year old daughter Heather. Heather’s younger brother (also Rose and Fred’s son) described seeing Rose kick her daughter to death.

Before their trial, Rose’s husband Fred committed suicide in prison in 1995. Rose West was found guilty later that year and was sentenced to a whole life tariff meaning she will never be released from prison.

Rose West is only the second woman in British history to be sentenced to a whole life tariff, after moors murderer Myra Hindley. She is no longer appealing her conviction or sentence and remains alive in prison age 64.

Unabomber Ted Kaczynski:

Theodore John Kaczynski killed three and injured 23 in a bombing campaign between 1978 and 1995. Kaczynski cited the erasure of civil liberties and human rights by modern technology as the reason for his terrorist campaign. Kaczynski killed computer store owner Hugh Scrutton, advertising executive Thomas Mosser and timber industry lobbyist Gilbert Murray.

Kaczynski agreed to a plea deal in 1998, seeing him sentenced to eight life sentences without the possibility of parole. He remains imprisoned in ADX Florence, Colorado age 75.

Atlanta Child Killer, Wayne Williams:

Wayne Williams is a serial killer who killed at least 25 young men and boys in Atlanta, Georgia between 1979 and 1981. Williams killed his victims with a variety of methods, but what united them was that they were entirely young black males.

Williams was found guilty of just two counts of murder in 1982. Despite still maintaining his innocence and filing for a (rejected) retrial in 2004, Williams remains alive in prison age 59.

Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka:

Married couple Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka killed at least three young girls between 1990 and 1992. One of the girls was Homolka’s little sister Tammy who was just 15 when she was raped and killed by the couple. The couple also murdered schoolgirls Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French. The couple also raped at least 13 young girls during the same time period.

After a trial which included videotapes made of the torment endured by the girls and detailed testimony by Homolka, Paul Bernardo was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder in 1995. He remains in prison today age 53 in the Millhaven Institution.

Karla Homolka however was released from prison in 2005 after just a twelve year sentence. She gained an early release by striking a deal with prosecutors (dubbed by press as a “Deal with the Devil” during the trial of Bernardo. At age 47 serial child killer Karla Homolka has remarried, had three children and frequently volunteers at an elementary school.

Indiana: Fall on the Indiana University campus in Bloomington

We’ve been to 49 U.S. states so far, and this July, we’ll be visiting Hawaii to finish the list with number 50. In honor of our trip, we’ll be posting a photo from every state in the days leading up to our last state!

Washington: Waterfall in Mount Rainier National Park

We’ve been to 49 U.S. states so far, and this July, we’ll be visiting Hawaii to finish the list with number 50. In honor of our trip, we’ll be posting a photo from every state in the days leading up to our last state!

Flu Epidemic 😷

So if you live in the States, you probably already know about the flu epidemic. It has spread to 49 states and it’s the worst breakout America has seen in 10 years. Where I live, the hospitals are getting full really quickly and many have died already. Across the nation, 20 children have died the last I heard due to the flu. I know you hear it a lot but please wash your hands and sanitize them whenever you can! If you’re sick, seek proper treatment and try not to infect others, especially by going to school or work or something! Go get a flu shot if you haven’t done so already! I have been sick these last two days but I don’t think it’s the flu but I’ll be going to the doctor if I feel worse. Last time I had the flu, I had a sinus infection with it and I was sick for over a month. Stay warm and healthy this season, lovelies ❤️

Originally posted by the-rain-keeps-us-alive

States

I played that game they play on Friends where you try to write down all 50 states from memory today because the episode was playing on Netflix and I wanted to try it. I got 49 states and completely forgot that Delaware existed. I finished watching the Friends episode and Delaware is the state that Ross couldn’t remember haha 😂

It’s long run Sunday. 16 miles at 6:50 was the goal, but I just could not get out of warmup pace at the beginning. I stopped for a few seconds at mile 4 to sip some water and debate what I wanted to do.

I decided to keep going to the 8-mile mark and see how I felt then. At that point I could either continue two more miles to finish the loop or turn around and do the whole 16.

I eventually ran miles 7 and 8 at a decent speed and figured I’d give the full distance a go. Somehow I started hitting pace on the way back. I’m not sure if it was mental or physical, but I was suddenly in a better state.

57:49 (7:13) for the first half and 54:57 on the way back (6:52) for an overall average of 7:03. I’ll take it. Could have gone a lot worse, and the toughness I pulled out of my ass today will help me on marathon morning.

message to 49 states

please kick ohio out of the union. we’re worthless terrible people. we smell bad and we have no morals. if ohioans move to your states we will make them stinky and full of vice. build a wall around ohio and remove us from the united states. thank you

ENTP Teacher Quotes

*announcements start* “great we have to deal with this crap again.”
“So it looks like I’m in trouble with the district, and they didn’t tell me who put me there, so I won’t out anyone…
But I know who you are and I’m so angry right now.”
“Homework isn’t a grade this is bs I’m not going to be one of those feely teachers who passes a kid who got an F on every test but had the sense to copy his friends homework.”
“Most people get more conservative as they grow up. I’m still the hippy liberal I was in the 70’s.”
“Don’t think I’m picking on you, or that you’re special. I pick on everyone.”
“Well I had been planning to teach some damn statistics today but apparently the district is requiring I give a syllabus.”
“Seriously. Nobody knows the answer. This was the first question on last nights homework, do I need to spell it out? Are you all bored? Tired? I swear today’s school system has created chronic sleep deprivation in teenagers. They’ve done the studies, it’s proven! If I were in charge of all this crap, school would start at 9, homework wouldn’t count as a grade, and teachers would actually be allowed to teach uninterrupted for once.”
“You got a problem with this? Blame the district, fight the man.”
“When I was your age, I hated teachers, I hated school, and I hated homework. I still do. Now I’m just forced to push their agenda for a paycheck.”
“You guys can complain about the way I teach all you want, but do it to my face. Not the office, not your buddies, not your parents. Me. You know why? That way I can actually help you. Also, I’m good at getting parents to see my side. Maybe they’ll still be angry with me, but they’ll be twice as angry with you by the time I’m done.”
“I’m not going to call your mommy if you mess up in my class. I’m going to talk to you. You’re an adult, and mom probably didn’t even take statistics.”
“The way I see it, the whole set up for the higher math department is screwed. I’ve tried to offer up better ways every year. I found over my time teaching that they just don’t care.”
“The district doesn’t care if you actually show up and learn. They care that you show up and earn them money on your attendance. That’s why I used to buy pizza for one whole week of no absences or tardies, but of course, the board decided that outside pizza was taking away too much money for lunch sales in the school, so guess what neither you nor me can do now? Sorry, you’re all stuck eating the school’s cardboard if you want pizza. The good news is, it’s easier to smuggle in candy.”
“You guys think I have my wife braid my beard and put these crappy beads on it because I wanna feel pretty? No, I do it because it grabs your attention!”
“You all will learn in this class that you don’t have to worry too badly about Trump becoming president. It’s all just badly done statistics. Hopefully.”
Naturally a bit paraphrased here and there. I almost forgot he was an ENTP when I answered one of my previous asks. I don’t know how, he’s essentially every ENTP stereotype you can think of.

Today has almost been a year since the largest mass shooting and LGBT hate crime in the United States, where they lost 49 mostly Latin people to hate, showing us that acceptance is still hard to find in today’s world. Since then, we saw Chechnya open gay concentration camps, and rounding up people in their homes and on the streets. This as well as many other things, is a reminder that Pride isn’t “just a party”, that it’s not “unnecessary” and how absurd it is that it makes some wonder why “there isn’t a Straight Pride?”

Pride is and has always been necessary from the day it got created. Many years ago, but not as long as we’d like to think, trans women of color led the riots at Stonewall, the uprising that led to an organized global LGBT movement and origin of the pride parade, 1969. Stonewall proves to us that police doesn’t deserve automatic respect, that we should question authority and demand equality. We still have a very long way to go in this, as police brutality is still way too frequent and justice nowhere to find in it.

LGBT history, as well as non-white history, has always been full of deliberate, planned violence. We don’t have to go back far at all, as we know that the aids virus could have been fought early on, but that Ronald Reagen deliberately decided to ignore it because he and many believed it only targeted queer people, labeling it the “gay plague, epidemic sweeping” and “God’s punishment”, even though the majority of cases in the 80s for France and Belgium among other countries when the outbreak was drastically spreading, were heterosexuals, and it had long been a problem in Africa, spread through predominantly heterosexual sex. Scientists exposed the media over and over of their discriminatory bias, yet they still continued villainizing queer people. (“Maybe the Lord brought down the plague because illicit sex is against the Ten Commandments.” US President Ronald Reagan, 1989.) It’s important to recognize how bigotry isn’t just something you’ll “live through” until it’s over/someone else gets elected. Many didn’t live through it at all. He’s responsible for aids to grow from 41 cases in 1981 to over 70 million today while the CDC was constantly denied funding. He kept trying to deny them more his entire presidency, and refused to even talk about aids out loud for the first seven years of his presidency. When he did, 59,572 AIDS cases had already been reported and 27,909 of those women and men had died.

If we go back further in time, we can look at all the people that were saved from the concentration camps after the Second World War. Yet the queer prisoners weren’t freed at all, but simply moved from the camps to prisons, spending the last of their short lives there.

If we look at today, violence done to queer people is still high, as well as suicide rates. There is youth that still gets kicked out of their own homes by their guardians. There are still places in the world where you will receive systematic violence or execution for being openly LGBT. Many LGBT traces are written out of our history books, and even though media representation is rising, it is mostly through villains, the laughing stock, or death.

As a wlw myself, I am paying my respect and gratitude to all those who have fought for my rights and those we lost to hate. Oppression and hate has been on the rise once again in many forms.
My cause isn’t just my cause and your cause isn’t just yours, we are facing the same evil in different wrapping and I will always fight against oppression. Withdrawing yourself from the cause, or dividing within your community, plays right into their cards. Racists have no place in the LGBT community, ableists, misogynists, TERFs, biphobics, acephobics, alt-right, islamophobia, antisemitism has no place here. You either fight for everyone, or for no one but yourself. That’s what this is about. I usually never write anything even half this long on here, and thanks if you read all of it.

So this tattoo as a special mention goes out to Willem Arondéus, who was openly gay in a time when you shouldn’t be, who together with his group of resistance during WW2 hid Jewish people and forged their documents, bombed the Amsterdam public records office causing them to not be able to track or find any Jewish people. Who was caught and whose lasts words were “let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards”.

Stand up to oppression, stand up to hate.

I swear to God, Alabama, if you choose alleged!child!rapist!Moore over fucking!defender!of!children!Jones I will erase you from my fucking memory. 49 states and not ONE more.

New Hampshire: Fog in the White Mountains

We’ve been to 49 U.S. states so far, and this July, we’ll be visiting Hawaii to finish the list with number 50. In honor of our trip, we’ll be posting a photo from every state in the days leading up to our last state!