talk to the internet

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Someone on twitter tonight very kindly informed me that, waaaaay back once upon a time in 2011, @linmanuel posted his dream cast for a West Wing musical on his now-defunct blog. And since the internet never forgets, I share it with you all now.

I support everything about this casting (Patti LuPone as Marion Coatsworth-Hayes! Audra McDonald as Nancy McNally!) and wish to see it become reality as soon as humanly possible.

Can pro-choice people please start normalizing abortion as an option in non-dire circumstances?

I know that it can be hard when so much of the conversation around this issue centers on whether or not abortion constitutes baby murder, so people always wind up arguing pro-choice with the most extreme examples, circumstances where you can argue that a person would have to be a monster to insist the woman had to carry out the pregnancy.

And I acknowledge that there are also a lot of people who are only pro-choice in the event of those dire circumstances, who only see it as an acceptable option when the situation is extreme. 

But for the people who believe that a person should ALWAYS have the right to dictate what happens to their body, that circumstances are subjective and legally irrelevant, and that a clump of rapidly dividing cells is not more important than the life and livelihood of the fully-formed human being it is growing inside of… 

Can we please start normalizing the idea that teenagers and rape victims are not the only ones who have legitimate reasons to get an abortion?

Alternative, equally legitimate reasons include:

  • they can’t afford to support a(nother) child
  • they can’t provide a safe, stable environment
  • they might want children, but good gods not right now!
  • having a baby would mean derailing their life
  • they just don’t want children (and/or think that bringing a child into a world where they are unwanted would be cruel)
  • pregnancy and childbirth would be psychologically damaging (such as for trans men experiencing body dysphoria)
  • they rely on medication which can’t be taken while pregnant

There are LOTS of reasons why a person might choose to get an abortion (or even just consider it), and from a pro-choice perspective, all of them should be equally valid.

Some dogs are doggos, some are puppers, and others may even be pupperinos. There are corgos and clouds, fluffers and floofs, woofers and boofers. The chunky ones are thicc, and the thin ones are long bois. When they stick out their tongues, they’re doing a mlem, a blep, a blop. They bork. They boof. Once in a while they do each other a frighten. And whether they’re 10/10 or 12/10, they’re all h*ckin’ good boys and girls.

Are you picking up what I’m putting down? If not, you’re probably not fluent in DoggoLingo, a language trend that’s been gaining steam on the Internet in the past few years. The language most often accompanies a picture or a video of a dog and has spread to all major forms of social media. It might even change the way we talk out loud to our beloved canines.

Dogs Are Doggos: An Internet Language Built Around Love For The Puppers

Illustration: Chelsea Beck/NPR

Editor’s note: In honor of National Dog Day, we’re resurfacing this deep dive into DoggoLingo

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before i forget this is the reference I made for the Takubun I did 

(this is embarrassing)

i talked to a friend whos like very out of the realm of the internet and shit and for some reason rick and morty got brought up and she said “it’s very…THAT humor. you know? i don’t get it. there’s no punchlines. just people being shitty and it’s supposed to be funny because you’re smart enough to get a joke without a punchline” and ive been thinking about that for like, days

“I was raised in a very strict family. My mom was like a sergeant. I married way too young. I had no life experience. I was married for twenty-five years and my late husband never let me go anywhere by myself. When he died, I had no idea how to live on my own. For fourteen years I’ve been a widow. And I’ve barely left the house. Recently I met this man on the Internet. We kept exchanging pictures. We kept talking on the phone. But I was too scared to meet. He told me: ‘Put your head up high! You are the boss of your life!’ So today I finally agreed to meet. I tried on five different outfits this morning. After I left the house, I went back once more to change my shoes. I was trembling the whole way on the bus. My stomach felt sick. When I finally saw him, it felt like there was a samba school in my heart. I was sweating. The first thing he did was get me some water. Now we’ve spent the whole day together. I feel so relaxed. I feel free. I feel like we’ve known each other for our entire lives.”

(Salvador, Brazil)

if you’re an fp! here’s some useful phrases to say to ur bpd pal/partner!

+ “i still love and care about you, but at the moment i am angry right now and i’m not talking to you for a certain time period, and i will talk to you again at ________”

+ “i’m going away for a while/i might not have internet connection, so i’m not going to talk to you for [time period], and i want you to know that i’m not ignoring you”

+ “my connection is bad right now, so i might not see your message, but i promise i’m not ignoring you!”

+ “i’m vagueing someone on [blog/site] right now, but i want you to know that it’s not about you”

+ “you’ve done [something they’ve done wrong], and that makes me uncomfortable/that’s not right. i still love you/care about you, but i need you not to do it again because [state a reason why].

+ “if i suddenly go offline, that means i’ve gone to sleep/my internet got cut off, and i wasn’t trying to avoid you”

+ “i’ve made a new friend/met someone new today, but i want you to know that you’re still my [best friend? number one? beloved partner? you can choose!]

+ “daily reminder that i love you and i care about you!”

nikkilbook  asked:

I will be perfectly honest, when I saw the kitty cat comic (say that five times fast), I thought "Oh hey, mini-consolidator. Kitty with integrity and... sepia-toned justice? Maybe?" This is probably because I am so very deep in Undertale and so very not in anything related to Overwatch, but yes. Sepia-toned justice kitty.

Ha! I wondered how many people would think that XD. But really I just wanted to make a cat that was simple yet recognizable. And chimera cats are freakin’ adorbs 

Exhibit A:

Also I felt a kitty with two distinct balanced sides would fit Zenyatta.