tagging this because it's important

Some reminders about Dr. King before tomorrow:

  • US government agencies were implicated in the wrongful death lawsuit in a civil trial in 1999 that his family fought for years and which was then buried by the justice department.
  • He spoke out against police brutality, capitalism, and war.
  • He believed that white moderates were and are the greatest threat to civil rights, moreso than any hate group.
  • He was arrested over 10 times.
  • He was considered a dangerous radical by the majority of white Americans. 
  • He refused to condemn rioters, because “a riot is the language of the unheard.”
  • Any white person who voted for Trump who tries to use MLK or his words as a rhtetorical tactic to justify their bigotry and complain about people protesting can personally come to my apartment in the next 24 hours for an ass-kicking.
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If these skins are based off what I think they are, and I know they are.

I GOT SOMETHING TO SAY:

To quote my mother: “This isn’t even a Yoruba Masquerade, They took and Igbo Masquerade and gave him flip flops.”

Masquerades are sacred beings that represents spirits in our culture and they are to be revered and respected. Of course we know that humans are in there but you never see someone putting on the costume right?

To SEE that a human is dressed as a Masquerade breaks the illusion of what they are and is frowned upon.

While my family is Igbo and Akande is Yoruba I spoke to my mothers about if this sort of thing is okay. It’s not. Yoruba people may handle their Masquerades differently than an Igbo person but I showed her these pictures and she said, like i quoted above, that is an Igbo Masquerade.

I have loved the amount of research, time and care that Blizzard has put into Akande but this one of the fears POCs have when other people take on their cultures but i know for Nigeria tbh DO NOT TOUCH OUR SPIRITS. Not only is it bad that they put the costume on him in general but it looks like they mixed up the tribes and that honestly is just as if not more insulting.

Igbo and Yoruba people have enough to deal without their cultures being used interchangeably.

There are an estimated 3000+ tribes in the entire continent of Africa and over 500 in Nigeria, please do not continue this harmful delusion that all Africans are the same, especially when you want to use our cultures for whatever purposes you see fit.

did i ever show you this edit i made

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Ground control to Captain Andor, AKA the Rebelcaptain Astronaut AU no one ever asked me to make

The year is 2032. It’s the end of construction to extend the International Space Station with a top-of-the-line rotating habitat, bringing the old station into the new age of space travel. Captain Cassian Andor has been on a solo mission to the ISS to install the Key To Station Operations, an AI more commonly known as K-2SO, whose job it is to manage the newly expanded station, as well as assist the crew when necessary, enabling the entire station to be run by only one crew-member at a time. 

To put the new features to the test, Cassian is to leave the station in the hands of Jyn Erso, a British astronaut send in from the ESA. She arrives two days before Cassian’s planned departure to earth, and the widely different pair take an immediate dislike to each other.

Unfortunately for them both (or perhaps fortunately), due to a critical error in K’s programming, he accidentally ejects Cassian’s return pod five hours too soon. The capsule is sent floating off into space unmanned, and Cassian is stuck on the ISS with Jyn. His only option is to wait out Jyn’s two-month mission and take the planned descend back down with her. Suddenly, they need to somehow find a way to get along for a total of 64 days.

There’s room enough on the station for them to avoid each other most of the time, but for some reason they never do; instead they get in each other’s space, his hand on her elbow when he drifts by her, her eyes always finding his as the first thing when she enters a room. Cassian isn’t sure when the feel of her loose hair tickling his throat as she floats by stopped bothering him. Sometimes he’s not even sure if it ever really bothered him at all. Jyn doesn’t remember when she started thinking of Cassian’s discarded jackets left in her workspace as an annoyance and started seeing them as signs of the kind of life she tried to leave behind on earth, but now longs for.

Without realising it, they’ve both started closely orbiting each other as surely as the station itself is orbiting the earth.

By day 17, they’ve both privately begun to understand that maybe they aren’t as different from the other as they first thought. By day 34 nothing’s been done about it, but even two people as repressed as Jyn and Cassian will have to snap at some point when pushed together in such close quarters…

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stupid parallels are still parallels 1/?

the classic “double check with the wife that this is okay” before doing The Thing

White Walls

Pairing: Y/N/Ashton

Rating: NC-17

Request: No

Words: 6.000+

Summary: Ashton’s life changed drastically when he was diagnosed with cancer and had to change home out with the hospital. But his source of light and happiness was always found by the new cancer patient Y/N living 13 rooms away from is own. 

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Another thing that’s really important to me:

Rachel Bay Jones is Jewish too!

dailymotion

Alternative scene “Secret Handshake” Ghostbusters 2016

Favorite part: 
Abby [to Erin and Kevin]: “Don’t you already have a boyfriend? Don’t both of you already have a boyfriend, I’m assuming?” 
Erin: I broke up with mine.
Kevin: I’m not sure..


Bonus for Holtzy’s reaction to the ‘handshake from hell’: 
“I’m gonna try to forget by fitting Patty for a proton pack, come on.”

I’ll never get over the fact that Agents of SHIELD could have been revolutionary in the fact that they had the setup for an amazing relationship between two women, who loved each other as friends and could have been so much more, but instead their friendship got thrown away so one of the two girls could “fall in love” with a different male character in a trope/storyline that has been so overdone that I’ve literally seen it 5000 times 

like, I get that people are happy with fitzsimmons, I really do, if I would have been into them from the beginning I would have been happy too 

but honestly? as someone who identifies as a wlw, as someone who absolutely loved the show in the beginning and was active in fandom I’m just tired now 

I’m tired of being disappointed, I’m tired of Jemma’s relationship with other people to fall into the background in favor of her relationship with Fitz, I’m tired of being promised representation only for it to be at the bare minimum and disappear, I’m tired of the people who get their canon ships taking over the skimmons tag with platonic material when it’s a romantic tag, I’m tired of not being in love with this show anymore 

skimmons/bioquake meant the world to me and now I’m just kind of numb and it’s just getting worse as the show moves on, at this point I’m not even sure if I wan’t AoS to get renewed or not

I’m not a hate blog usually if I don’t like something (like Fitz or Fitzsimmons) you just won’t see me posting anything to my dash and since I haven’t been active in AoS lately I completely understand if people who followed me for that content unfollow me now 

I hope this show finds a balance again, I hope that even though skimmons/bioquake will never be canon (I’m sure the people who called us delusional for liking the ship is very happy) that FS doesn’t consume both Jemma and FItz and that they actually have healthy relationships outside of their own, I hope the discourse in this fandom dies down, and I hope that other people who were just as heartbroken as I was, find happiness in other mediums

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stifled emotions on Graham Norton, December 2014

Harry waving rainbow flags, July —October 2015 (showing five shows out of ten: Vancouver  /  Buffalo  /  Montreal  /  Boston  /   Belfast)

Jouta Kujo Week, day 3 : Spending time with family!

kakyoins milf hunting instincts +  jotaro pussy magnet kujos charm = the familys favorite boy  

anonymous asked:

where has louis expressed outright support for the gay community though? agreeing with not differentiating between straight and gay fans is hardly supportive so that doesn't really count and it's the only thing i've seen so far. i'm newish, sorry!

Signing a Rainbow Direction totebag (we know they knew about Rainbow Direction because each of the boys acknowledged it so it wasn’t like he didn’t know what it meant)

and it’s pretty gross to say it doesn’t count. If you’re acknowledging the fact that Louis is harshly closeted and can’t say anything about the subject, him saying anything at all in whatever way he can, /is/ important. So. 

okay but

I don’t Discourse, but I get so angry when people dismiss asexual’s people’s problems as something like “Boohoo, you don’t want to fuck, no one gives a shit”.

But it’s so much more than that. Obviously it’s not homophobia, never was and never will be. It doesn’t even compare, it’s not the same thing at all. 

But there are issues asexual people face like - there is pressure, part of it from society, and a lot of it come for ourselves. And that kind of self-hate and self-loathing and thinking you’re broken and unloveable, developping unhealthy sexual behaviour and self-harm - it’s a thing, it’s definitely a thing, not something 14-year-old kids on tumblr made up for attention. It can really mess you up, mess your relationships up, and people are so afraid to talk about it - I read words of older people - and I don’t mean people my age, I mean people in their 50s, their 60s - probably they don’t even know asexuality is even a thing, they got married and had kids and always felt wrong, because they hate sex and they never wanted it and never felt comfortable around it but they did it, quietly, never said a fucking word, and hated themselves a bit more every single time because they never understood why they felt they were missing what they were always told was supposed to be a fundamental part of themselves. They spent their entire life thinking they were broken.

and. it’s not homophobia, it’s not bigotry from an entire society keeping you from jobs and housing, etc. there’s no stats or anything. And maybe a lot of non-asexual people relate to this self-loathing, too. Things are never completely clear cut - there is always some overlapping. It doesn’t make it any less important. It’s still a thing that most asexual people go through, at least for part of their life, and it can really, really mess someone up. And there’s no need to get into discourse or into any (useless and frankly asinine) comparisons - it just needs to be taken seriously for what it is, because people’s health and happiness are what’s at play and it matters, too.

Talk about it. Please talk about it.

Don’t let Charlottesville be a hot topic for a few days before disappearing from everyone’s minds.

Talk about it. Please talk about it.

Talk about how people were advocating for White Supremacy and Nazism, and how our president refused to condemn them for it. Talk about how peaceful protesters, who were trying to stop this hate fueled march, were injured and killed after a car ran over multiple people. Talk about how Germany, the very place Nazism was founded, has outlawed anything to do with Nazis, but how America, the very country that spent years fighting Nazism, has yet to abolish anything to do with this hateful ideology. Talk about how we’re probably about to go through something big, I don’t know what yet, but something big. Talk about how seventeen year olds, children in the eyes of some, were brave enough to stand up to this hatred. Talk about how people died protecting the rights of others.

Talk about it.

Please.

Don’t let this fade into oblivion.

“If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention” - Heather Heyes, a victim of Charlottesville

hey !!   what about a shout-out to all  of the  non-mutuals.
those of  you who didn’t get  a follow back for whatever reason
but who  still decided to  stick around to  have us on your dash.
we see you over there,  every time you like or reblog our posts
& we always appreciate your support of us, mun & muse alike.

so this one goes out to you    ——because you’re super rad !!

Tano and Kenobi: The Duchess of Mandalore

After an exciting adventure out on the Outer Rim, Ahsoka Tano and Obi-Wan Kenobi return to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant with Master Sifo Dyas. Master Dyas believes the two have some kind of connection to the strange Force event that Ahsoka is convinced is related to Anakin Skywalker’s birth. Back at the Temple, life continued on for our duo but Tano and Kenobi are soon called back into action by the Jedi Council and receive a new mission: Protect the Duchess of Mandalore, Satine Kryze.Previously on Tano and Kenobi…

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Mandalore.

They’re sending us to Mandalore.

Ahsoka felt her mind go blank and the world around her fall away for one brief and blinding moment of panic.

They couldn’t go to Mandalore now! Anakin was out there, somewhere. He needed to be found! He and his mother needed to be freed from slavery and he needed to be brought to the Temple where she and Obi-Wan could protect him from Palpatine and whatever other Sith Lords were running around the galaxy at the moment.

A brief memory flashed through Ahsoka’s mind, one where she, Rex, and Anakin were in a cantina waiting for an informant to make contact, back before the Battle of Mandalore.

“So who are we waiting for, Skyguy?” Ahsoka asked as she sipped at her Tarisian latte. “And when are they getting here?”

“I don’t know,” Anakin shrugged, finishing off his shot of Gingensu cactus liquor. “Obi-Wan just said that they would help us and to treat them as you would have the Duchess.”

“The Duchess?” Ahsoka frowned at that, exchanging a look with Rex. She glanced down at her hands, remembering how distraught Master Obi-Wan had been when he returned to the Temple. “Is he doing all right? I know he and the Duchess were very close.”

Anakin shrugged, his own gaze fixed on a distant point, his brows furrowed and eyes dark. “You know Obi-Wan. He could be bleeding to death and missing a limb and he would still insist that he was fine.”

Rex nodded, tossing back the last of his Dantooine beer. “Cody said the same thing. Said the General hasn’t mentioned it but he’s keeping a close eye on him all the same.”

Ahsoka sighed softly. “This must be so hard for him. To come back to Mandalore to face Maul? After everything that’s happened?”

There was silence between the three of them before Ahsoka spoke up. “How did Obi-Wan meet the Duchess? I don’t think I ever asked before. Do you know, Skyguy?”

“I don’t know much other than what Obi-Wan told me,” Anakin said, ordering a mug of caf. “He and Master Qui-Gon were assigned to protect the Duchess when Obi-Wan was a padawan and it was a year-long mission.”

“Wow!” Ahsoka murmured, almost unable to imagine being in one place for more than six weeks, let alone a year. “So what happened?”

Anakin thanked the bartender and paid for his caf before turning back to Ahsoka and Rex. “The Mandalorian Civil War ended and they went their separate ways.”

A year?

A year? We don’t have a year to spend on Mandalore! We have to find Anakin now!

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How to get to the island - a tutorial in six gifs.

I didn’t want to reblog that long ass post, plus I wanted to give you my own message.

I’ve been there guys and I’ve come out of it. You have so, so much to live for. You have potential, you have talent and you are beautiful. I don’t care if you are fat or skinny, you are beautiful. The chances of being born are not super high. If I get all scientific, there are millions of sperm that try to get the egg. Only one (or two if you’ve got a fraternal twin) will get there. You are here for a reason. You are magnificent. Suicide does not take the pain away, it passes it to someone else.