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here’s the second of the two commissions i asked the amazing awesome talented superstar inspiration man @earthprincewu to do for me!!! it’s my very first D&D oc, Gaktial!!! 

she’s a half-orc barbarian with a love for gold and for doing things her way, blunt but loyal to a fault. she looks so adorable and amazing and beautiful and everything i wanted in his style!!! i love her expressions too because she’d def do those!!!! and i love how everything is honestly!!!!! thank you thank you thank you toby so so much for the two lovely pieces!!!!!!!!!

While we’re on the subject of boycotting movies for shitty people starring/being involved…

- The Lego Movie and Fury Road were produced by Steve Mnuchin, huge Trump supporter during the campaign and now his Treasury Secretary.

- ScarJo is an even bigger and more vocal Zionist than Gal.

- Most of these movies have at least SOME funding from the US military, which is every bit as fascist and imperialistic as the IDF, and many have to have pro-military themes.

- RDJ blamed his liberalism on being a Drug Addict

- Chris Pratt thinks White Men are now underreprsented and basically oppressed and should “take back” their dominance

- Ben Affleck routinely defends his brother, Casey, who is a sexual abuser

- Adam Driver is a huge fundraiser for the Marines, which has done way more damage than the IDF could dream of

I could go on.

Unless y'all are going to boycott these movies, too, I’m going to wonder, out loud, what what makes this one so different.

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The Dates 2 Kickstarter is live!

Dates is an anthology of queer historical fiction. Last year, we Kickstarted Volume 1, bringing to life a 176 page love letter to queer history. This year we’re back again with even more amazing stories from even more spectacular creators!

Dates 2 is 260+ pages of comics, illustrations, and prose, all full of queer characters from throughout time and across the world. All the comics are finished, and all that’s left to do is raise the money to finish paying our artists and print Dates 2 as a beautiful perfect-bound paperback book, complete with color comic covers and illustrations. You can go back and get raucous in a bar during Hammurabi’s reign, or join a women’s boxing group in the early 1900s as they go ten rounds with the patriarchy. And best of all? There are no tragic endings.

Check out the Kickstarter page for more information, previews, and the great rewards you can get for supporting the campaign. You can also find process work and previews right here at our blog, or at our twitter or facebook page. Even if aren’t able to back the project, a reblog or share can make a real difference.

Thank you SO MUCH!

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Trump gets standing ovation for promising to pass a law already on the books

  • President Donald Trump promised supporters at a campaign rally in Iowa Wednesday night that he would “very shortly” pass a law that would ban immigrants from receiving welfare benefits for “at least five years.”
  • The problem? That’s already the law.
  • “Most qualified aliens entering the country on or after enactment are banned from receiving Federal means-tested public benefits for a period of five years beginning on the date of the alien’s entry with a qualified alien status,” according to rules for receiving benefits such as Medicaid, coverage under the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits — better known as food stamps.
  • That law has been on the books for more than 20 years, applying to immigrants who entered the United States after Aug. 22, 1996. Read more. (6/22/17, 9:21 AM)
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Why did I became a super popular meme in US presidential campaign?
1) I live and work in Belgium.
2) I work in my own tattoo shop.
3) I don’t give a flying fuck about US politics.
4) In the case I’d had to express an opinion, I’d say that Donald Trump is a nazi

… so, I have a job, Trump is indeed a racist, and the media that support his campaign all lie.

AND if you’re a US citizen, are poor or middleclass, you need to be a fucking idiot to believe that a billionaire will solve your problems. Billionaires will never solve your problems, they ARE the problem.

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– Rouslan Toumaniantz

There is a Transgender woman running in the 2017 provincial election in BC, Canada.

I just thought I should bring this to tumblr’s attention. Transgender activists rarely have the opportunity to run for political office, but Morgane Oger just became the official party nominee in a riding in Vancouver, for one of the two large political parties in the province of British Columbia.

To my knowledge a transgender person has never successfully been elected as a MLA (member of legislative assembly) in Canada.

Morgane Oger is running for the BC New Democratic Party (NDP) in the Vancouver riding of Vancouver-False Creek. She’s running against Sam Sullivan (one of Vancouver’s former mayors), who belongs to the BC Liberal Party.

The BC NDP = Centre-Left Party.

The BC Liberals = Centre-Right Party.

If you want to know more about the political views of the BC NDP (because most people vote on policy not the person as much), you can read more here. They’re a social democratic party (similar in views to people like Bernie Sanders with support for expansion of public services and social justice).

If you want to support her campaign, you can sign up here, and there is an option to say that you’re interested in volunteering or donating to her campaign.

The election isn’t until next May, but I thought I’d spread the word about it now.

Trump says protesters at his rallies violate his First Amendment rights. Wait, what?

  • Lawyers for Trump on Thursday filed a motion in court that claims anti-Trump protesters during the campaign had “no right” to demonstrate, arguing that they violated Trump’s First Amendment rights.
  • The filing stems from a lawsuit from three protesters, who said they were injured by Trump supporters at a Louisville, Kentucky, campaign rally in March 2016, after Trump instructed the crowd to “get ‘em out of here!”
  • On Thursday, Trump’s lawyers argued that those protesters “obviously interfered with the Trump campaign’s First Amendment right” because they were “vigorously expressing their disdain for Mr. Trump.” Read more (4/21/17 10:30 AM)

I’ve gotten word of a petition being circulated to request of the CW and Calista that she return to Supergirl.

I have some thoughts about this:

This is actually not something I’m comfortable asking of the CW or Calista.

What people aren’t seeming to understand is that this was Calista’s decision. She was not fired by the CW and they did not part on bad terms.  She is an L.A. based performer and she chose, for a number of personal reasons, not to make the move to Vancouver.  You must remember she has a child, husband and life in L.A. and her decision to remain there was personal.  Reasons we are not entitled to know.  

This is not something we get to ask or demand of her or the network.  It is disrespectful to ask a performer to do something just because the fans want it. She is a human, with a life.  I miss Cat too, and I will celebrate if and when she does make the decision to come back, on her terms. But I have too much respect for Calista as a professional to support a campaign to demand she return to the show.  

Now, if someone ends up organizing a “we love and miss you Cat Grant” or “three cheers for Calista” campaign on Twitter, I will absolutely support that, so long as it isn’t couched in a demand for her return.  

Calista Flockhart is known for being a very private person, especially when it comes to social media.  Proceed with caution.

  • Disney: might cancel gmw
  • Gmw Fandom: makes twitter campaign's about renewing gmw and saving the show trending multiple times
  • Disney: uses gmw fandom for publicity by posting about gmw on their social medias to bait us with hope even though they intend to cancel the show
  • Gmw Fandom: fills comment section up with the save gmw campaign
  • Disney: calls MJ and tells him about the cancelation and plan to tell everyone in possibly a few days...
  • MJ: beats them to the news and alerts everyone immediately the show is over while dissing Disney
  • Gmw fandom: starts arranging a Netflix campaign and start to call them that night
  • Disney: posts a half assed goodbye to gmw announcement on instagram
  • Gmw fandom: fills up the comment section telling Disney how exactly stupid they are for canceling their best show
  • Rowan Blanchard: the star of gmw disses Disney in her rant/goodbye about the show angering Rowan supporters
  • Disney: the next day they accidently like a tweet saying that Disney are idiots
  • Gmw: literally gets nominated for two awards
  • Gmw fandom: now expanding to Hulu
  • Gmw fandom: live chatting and calling Netflix 24/7 to the point where they make a tweet about it and get two articles written about the campaign
  • Disney: posts a picture of gmw reminding everyone the show has been canceled
  • MJ: is a genius and the picture that Disney posted is from World Meets Girl which is an one hour special that literally shows just how STUPID Disney is for cancelling gmw and Disney is airing it on their own channel
  • Gmw fandom: continues campaign
  • YouTubers: start making videos about the news and Netflix alerting the YouTube fandom about what's going on
  • The Writers: show that they are all for gmw changing networks and support the campaign without even saying it.
  • Netflix: has been getting requests all around the world and the representatives think we might actually have a real shot at this
  • Disney: tries to post something
  • Gmw fandom: floods them in all social media begging them to hand over gmw rights
  • I'm crying
  • @netflix @hulu plz save this show
Eleanor’s Introduction (Then & Now)

Today marks 5 years since the very official Twitter Welcome Committee made everyone aware of who Eleanor Calder was on Twitter and what her role was going to be going forward. 

So Eleanor had been on Twitter for over a month on 17 March 2012 and had tweeted herself 260 times, but that didn’t stop everyone under the sun affiliated with Louis from “welcoming” her to Twitter. This was, miraculously, the day before she flew into NYC to spend the week with Louis. Even MORE stunning: it was the same week Up All Night was released in America and the summer headlining tour was announced and tickets went on sale.

It should be noted, this all began 30 minutes before the signing in Somerdale, NJ began (read: the exact time when the Twitter and Tumblr fandoms were most active waiting for pictures/fan reports).

  • Eleanor begins to tweet her own update accounts and 1D Fans around 1:30 pm EST ( x
  • Dan tweets Eleanor “The lady that doesn’t tweet is now on Twitter! Hiya lovely how are you? Xx” to which Eleanor replies “I am indeed! Hello! I’m very well thank you :) how are you? Receovered from your lads holiday?! Haha x" 
  • 17: Woody Darling, Jay’s best friend, then tweets Eleanor for the first time 3 minutes later ”@amassive1Dfan no @eleanorJCalder and @DaniellePeazer had their own party #nottobeseenwiththeoldies x" ( x )
  • 17: About 45 minutes later, George, Woody’s son, tweets Eleanor for the first time “glad to see you have joined the revolution ell, hope you are ok :)” to which Eleanor replies “Georgeee! I’m fine thank you babe :) I recognise your picture, is that from new year?! Xx” ( x )
  • 17: George replies to Eleanor “I am glad to hear it :) yes it is - it was such a good night! Hope all is well and you’re behaving yourself! Haha x” to which Eleanor replies “I’m always on my best behaviour! Hope your thumb has fixed itself! See you soon xx” ( x )
  • 17: Eleanor begins to call out fake twitter accounts ( x
  • 17: Louis tweets Eleanor directly for the first time at 7:24PM “Miss you ! X” ( x ) 17: Eleanor responds to Louis’ tweet 10 minutes later “Miss you too, got your biscuits! X” ( x
  • 18: Louis finally follows Eleanor on Twitter ( x )
  • 18: Eleanor wakes up, tweets a fan ( x )
  • 18: Em, Eleanor’s cousin and a 1D fan, tweets her for the first time “You have so many followers already, lordy Lord!xx” to which Eleanor replies “Crazy!! Xx” ( x )
  • 18: To make sure she authenticates who Em is, Eleanor tweets her 6 minutes later “Don’t forget it’s Grandma’s birthday today toooo! Xx” ( x )
  • 18: Danielle (Liam’s then girlfriend) tweets Eleanor like Eleanor just got a twitter account yesterday “Really happy to have @EleanorJCalder join the Twitter World! I can now tweet about our antics and tag her in it! Xx” to which Eleanor replies “Woohoooo! :) #coffeeeverywhere xx” ( x
  • 18: Danielle tweets “@Real_Liam_Payne has said he’s not going to follow @EleanorJCalder unless we can get #therewasacrazymoose trending….let’s gooo! Xx” ( x
  • 18: Eleanor follows @DeleanorArmy ( x
  • 18: Eleanor arrives in NYC around 7PM local time

So Louis didn’t follow Eleanor UNTIL EVERYONE HE KNEW WELCOMED HER TO TWITTER. 

They coordinated this effort around a fan signing event, the album release in the U.S., and the announcement of the summer tour. 

They used 3 of the 9 perception management strategies:

  1. Credibility – Employ actors and organizations that will lend authenticity to the campaign
  2. Multichannel support – Supporters of the campaign should come from multiple levels – personal, professional, public, private, etc.
  3. Coordination – The flow of information should be centralized at the top of a chain of command

And nearly 5 years later, this is very much like how they reintroduced Eleanor to the current scenario. In both cases she was:

  1. She was waiting in the wings to be introduced to the fans when the timing was right
  2. She was authenticated by accounts known to be “official” by fans
  3. She participated just enough to lend credibility to the authentication
  4. Recap stories were written about her and Louis’ “relationship” to date to remind fans of who she was and why she was important

Their tactics this time around aren’t quite as overt as asking fans to trend something stupid to get Liam to follow her (*cringe*), but they had Louis’ sisters accounts like pictures hours after the official Danielle and Louis breakup confirmation in the Sun. They have public “friends” following Eleanor update accounts (James Arthur) and James Corden following Eleanor on Twitter. 

It’s all the same pieces working in the same way to create a story that, on the surface, seems plausible, but in reality is just smoke and mirror social media activity to give the press enough to write a story. 

I know this isn’t anything knew, but the date reminded me of just how coordinated both of these little campaigns were and how easily they promoted the agendas of 1DHQ both times. 

(And, sadly, I don’t think they went to the same effort again  to pull the rug out from under Elounor after 4-6 weeks. I think this will last several months). 

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51% YES; 
Morgana? Surely Morgana. The Avalon paper was created just after the Great War but It came into pre-eminence during the Thatcher years and the Brixton riots in 1981. It was the first right-wing paper to stand beside the then prime minister and to provide a predominantly elite class audience a moral sense of supremacy. The paper was run by Uther Pendragon, the son of the founder, for 50 years before his stroke in 2011 when his daughter, Morgana Pendragon, took over the over all running of the paper. In the coming years she would make big changes, much to her father’s rage, appealing to a far more left audience. The biggest test came when Morgana created a department to report magical affairs. Unconventionally the paper had gone all it’s years without mentioning a single magical event, despite the evidence it denied it’s existence. Now, Morgana had hired a man long suspected of having magic himself, Emrys Myrddin (nicknamed Merlin) to run the department. 

It came as a shock to everybody when upon Uther’s death in early 2016 he handed over the running of the company to his son, Arthur Pendragon. Many suspected it was in anger of the leftist turn the paper was taking. The paper had been doing it’s best in years under Morgana and the people were skeptical to see what Arthur would bring. Arthur worked part time for the paper as a sports reporter but had only sat in with his father and sister at few executive meetings. His days spent mostly lounging in his office or having a strange obsession in teasing Merlin and his nights spent drinking and enjoying London’s night scene. Being in the headlines of more papers than creating them. He was young and his real passions lay with writing but he was stubborn and didn’t want to disappoint his father, even after his father’s death. 

The biggest trial came during the 2016 referendum. The country had been divided. The people who did not understand magic feared it and those with magic wanted to be recognised. After a series of protests, which due to some turned into violent riots from the magic community, in an attempt to be heard was misinterpreted as an attack, a proposal was put forward to ban magic being used in public. And, a register was proposed for those with magic or related to those with magic. The executives and editors were divided, the paper was historically right wing and Arthur wanted to honour his father’s wishes but was democratic and allowed a vote on what side the paper would support.  After an impassioned speech by the social affairs editor, Gwen Leodegrance, the paper came out in support of the NO campaign. The country voted yes, by a small yet significant margin.  

So a few years ago I was at the Calgary Expo this was when Jared had launched his first AKF t-shirt campaign I was in line to get Stephen Amell’s autograph, he noticed my shirt and he asked me to take a few steps back because he wanted to see it.  I couldn’t say no and did as he asked I blurted out “Jared is amazing guy” and this fond look entered his eyes as a soft smile appeared on his face as he answered, “Yeah he is.” 

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If you could please read this it would mean a lot to me. I’m not that good with words but this is an issue I feel strongly about so if you could reblog this it would be greatly appreciated.

A few days ago I emailed CW regarding their erasure of Jughead’s asexuality. I don’t watch or care about Riverdale but I care about representation and I find this blatant aphobia really disgusting.

It’s been a week and they haven’t responded (I’m not sure if I expected them to) but that kinda suggests that they don’t consider what they’ve done to be an issue and they don’t think our opinions about their show are valid.

I’ve explained things slightly better in the email below but please reblog this!!! I’m hoping that if enough people reblog this then CW will realise that’s it’s not ok to make an LGBT+ character straight and that aces matter and people aren’t happy about what CW has done!! even if you don’t watch riverdale or if you’re not ace just please reblog this!

please reblog. I really need your support to show that aces are valid and erasing canon sexualities isn’t ok.