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150 FOLLOWERS EVENT!!!

HOLY MOLY!!! This happened way faster than I thought it would. I decided awhile ago I wanted to do some sort of special event for it, but I had a hard time deciding exactly what to do. Then I thought, well, I wouldn’t even be here without my followers, so why not let them choose!? 

Yes, for this event I will be doing one of my three AU! Wendy’s! The choices are-

PIRATE WENDY!

CAPTAIN WENDY!

OR IMPEL DOWN WENDY!

If you’d like to vote for one, you can either reply to this post with whichever one you’d like to see OR send an ask with which Wendy you’re choosing. EACH PERSON IS ONLY ALLOWED TO SUBMIT ONE REPLY/ASK. To keep anyone from cheating I will very temporarily be disabling anon asks, to avoid any possible spamming.

I’ll be keeping it open until June 24th (This Saturday), so make sure to get your votes in! And thank you all again so much!!!

Every izuocha scene in bnha and other izuocha stuff

Despite this fanbase being so small, they actually have a lot of scenes together… so lemme start from the very beginning

Uraraka stopping Izuku from falling from falling on his face as well as saving from 5-6 seconds of utter embarassment.

Look at how happy he is to talk to a girl, and a cute girl for that matter, and it just so happens that she is actually the first girl Izuku has actually ‘talked’ to. It’s not like Izuku has never spoken to a female in his life before (I mean he has his mom, and I’m sure he’s talked to other girls in his past classes but you get the point), but this was like the first time according to Izuku that he had a real conversation with a girl.

Izuku is a hella nervous for the entrance exam and he sees Uraraka as a source of comfort, well at least someone to talk to for him calm him down a little before Iida stopped him. This isn’t like an actual romantic moment or whatever so don’t hate me for this please, but at least it’s something right?

Izuku saving Uraraka from the robot, this scene is what triggered their friendship. He could have chosen to run away like everyone else did, he had zero points but he still chose to sacrifice his chances of getting into U.A just to save her.

Uraraka going out of her way to beg them to let Izuku at least have some of her points, no normal person would do that… no one would go out of their way to make sure a complete stranger passed, I mean it’s an exam so it’s every man for themselves. And look at how touched Izuku is here… with the kind of shitty people around him (bakugou, his middle school classmates, his middle school teacher, that doctor) he never would’ve imagined anyone going out of their way to do something like this for him. They actually both made an impact on each other after the entrance exam. And I know for a fact that people are gonna argue with this and say that she was just being nice and shit

You’re telling me that you’re just gonna ignore this?!!! He indirectly said this girl was attractive.

Here he is acting like a normal socially awkward teenager who’s too shy to talk to a cute girl, and we’re just gonna ignore this??? I mean he can’t even look her in the eye, doesn’t that mean something?

Uraraka cheering for Izuku in the backgorund…

Uraraka being worried about Izuku’s swollen finger…

Izuku finds Uraraka to be very attractive again, twice.

Izuku blushing like crazy because he’s on the same team with a cute girl who just happens to be his first real friend, who’s a cute girl.

And this is probably the most important moment. Izuku easily accepted the new meaning that Uraraka gave to the the demeaning name Deku. We all know that it’s impossible to change the meaning of the word, especially a word that a lot of people already know the meaning of. I’m sure Izuku knew that. He probably would have accepted the name of it was someone else who changed the meaning but I don’t think he would’ve accepted it as quickly as he did for Uraraka, because it really touched him when she said that.

At first you’d think Izuku just felt super flattered for what Uraraka did to his name, but he took it to heart. Look at him confidently declaring the ‘new meaning of his name’, this surprised Uraraka too because… well she didn’t think he’d take it seriously.

Bakugou has zero chill XD

Izuku treasures the new meaning of his name so much that he even decides to make it his hero name, aka the hero name he’ll be using for the rest of his life, the name that he’ll forever be known as, and the name that sounds so demeaning… good luck with that my son…

Uraraka voting for Izuku knowing fully well that she could have voted for herself, but she voted for Izuku because of her admiration for him.

Uraraka being the only person to notice Izuku wasn’t in his costume. Izuku blushing, or getting excited… or blushing I can’t really explain what was going on here between these two but they were definitely having a moment.

Uraraka teaming up with Izuku when he was all alone which brought Izuku to tears. She teamed up with him because she’s most comfortable with him, they’re both really good friends, and because she admires him so much. Izuku is surprised too, because if she teamed up with anyone else it would give her a better chance for her to win. So once again, Izuku’s touched by Uraraka’s affection towards him.

Uraraka getting jealous of Hatsume because she’s getting all of Izuku’s attention. It’s not like Uraraka wanted to be the center of izuku’s llife 24/7 or anything but how can I say it… it’s kinda annoying to be really good friends with a boy and then some other girl just swoops in from nowhere and grabs his attention, I mean I know I’d feel a little ‘ish’ if that happened to me, because Uraraka was basically like the third wheel throughout the cavalry battle, and no one likes being a third wheel.

Uraraka admiring Izuku’s strategic mind once again, although she mainly said this because she was feeling uneasy.

Izuku knew Uraraka felt uneasy about going against Bakugou, so he went out of his way to make a plan for her to win. It’s funny because this is exactly how Izuku felt before his first fight with Bakugou, and Uraraka was the one comforting him and trying to help him feel better, and now the roles have been reversed. 

Although I’m glad Uraraka rejected his help, because it helped her realize that she couldn’t always rely on others for her success.

Izuku was rooting for her throughout the whole  Kacchako battle (and jeez, have I ever said how much I love Bakugou and Uraraka in this fight) and he was concerned for her safety. Izuku was Uraraka’s motivational drive here, her motivation to win.

Izuku was rooting for her before the match even started, sure he felt nervous but at least he didn’t immediately think he she was gonna lose like EVERYONE else did.

Izuku feeling bad for not being able to do anything for her…

He’s the only one that goes out of his way to check up on her, not even Iida, or Tsuyu.

Izuku saw right through Uraraka and she obviously knew she was lying about being totally fine. He felt guilty that he wasn’t able to do anything to help her win… even though there was really nothing he could do.

Uraraka’s helped Izuku out so many times, so the only thing he wants to do for her, what he needs to do for her is return the favor.

This was part was pretty sweet on both ends.. although I’m still not sure if Bakugou was pissed off at Izuku because he thought he let Uraraka use her quirk carelessly and throw him off guard (gonna wait for the anime to clear that up, afterall this episode is gonna air in about 2 weeks or so…) 

Anyway, Izuku is defending Uraraka here by saying she’s completely capable of devising strategic plans on her own.

Izuku getting super flustered after having a real conversation on a phone with a girl… who just happened to be Uraraka. Uraraka getting teased about being in love…. she could have called Iida too, but she decided to call Izuku instead.

Uraraka using Izuku as a source of motivation, again.

I think we’re all familiar with this scene. This is the moment Uraraka realized that she may in fact have a crush on Izuku.

And this is the moment when she sorta confirmed it, and she even said “probably”

This. This is just adorable.

My buddy @happycloude-91 pointed out in this post. This was probably one of the sweetest things Uraraka’s ever done. She did a little first-aid thing for Izuku to at least try and reduce the pain even though she knew it wouldn’t do much. She didn’t try and stop him and say “there’s no way I’ll let you go! Not with those injuries and blah blah blah”, because she understood the weight of the situtation and she understood Izuku’s feelings, plus Izuku probably wouldn’t have listened to her anyway.

Hell she even tore her shirt in half to help Izuku and seemed like it worked pretty well. We all know that Uraraka doesn’t have a lot of money, and she probably doesn’t have the best clothes either, yet she still sacrificed to help Izuku.

 Hatsume is a trigger to Uraraka’s jealousy, since it mostly pops up when she’s around. Her face here, she obviously doesn’t like what she’s seeing, because not only was Izuku almost explodo-killed, he came chest-to-chest with another girl!

Uraraka getting a little more jealous here because Hatsume’s getting Izuku’s attention, but she mostly feels like she’s getting left behind and she wants to walk side by side with Izuku.

Uraraka’s feelings for Izuku confirmed. The fact that she was thinking about the whole thing with Hatsume all day shows something.

Uraraka noticing and admiring Izuku’s strength again.These pages just say it all…

In the hero license exam, even though ‘Uraraka’ came out of nowhere with absolutely no plan at all, which could have led to her failing right there…

Izuku still jumped in to save her, jeopardizing his own chances of passing the exam.

adding this because the way he carried her was just…PERFECT.

This is probably one of my favorite scenes in this arc. Izuku knew Uraraka wasn’t that careless, he knew that she was much more stronger than that.

This line has a lot of depth in it guys. Izuku knew Uraraka was a lot smarter than to come out without any sort of plan.

Uraraka believing in Izuku’s strength.Uraraka sees Izuku as an image of victory, that’s why she always thinks about him when she’s in a pinch or is she wants to win (let that be a reminder for those who think she’s ‘obsessed’).

Izuku is to Uraraka what Kacchan is to him, an image of victory. (but we don’t go ahead and call Izuku obsessed whenever he thinks about Kacchan, which he does A LOT, do we???) It’s not that she’s obsessed with being like him but she has the same feelings that Izuku has for Kacchan.

Uraraka getting jealous again and contemplating her feelings.

Uraraka’s feelings getting in the way of her focus.

Chapter 109 says it all, at least in Uraraka’s side, she knows that she has feelings for Izuku. I’m not gonna say the word love because this is a fan translation so it’s not 100% accurate, also the word love is pretty strong in Japan, so I think Horikoshi must have used a… how can I say it? a less serious word in the second panel… I could be completely wrong though.

We know that she ‘shut down her feelings’ but that doesn’t mean they’re completely gone right?

Uraraka notices things about Izuku, and you can read all about that in my other buddy @rex101111‘s post here

Also, have I mentioned that they are ALWAYS together??!

And there are a lot more screencaps of them standing together and that includes the panels I used for this post too, but we know that I can’t fit all those screencaps in this post XD

The omake. I can already feel all of the kacchako shippers glaring daggers at me XD.

But anyway, many misinterpret this as a Kacchako scene… but it’s actually not. The reason is because, Uraraka came to talk to Bakugou about Izuku, not her, or heir fight, but Izuku. I know people are gonna be like “she sees through Bakugou!” or “Bakugou called her by her name!”, but let’s be honest, what Uraraka was saying here was: you either make up with Izuku or just stop being mean to him. Overall her primary concern was Izuku, because nobody likes to see their friend/love interest constantly get bullied right?

Another thing is the drama CD 7. The drama CD 7, the drama CD 7, the drama CD!!! I freaking love the drama CD 7, because it is a safe haven for us izuocha  shippers.

  • Izuku and Uraraka eating lunch together, Uraraka teasing Izuku for nerding about heroes… well she didn’t exactly tease him, she giggled and he blushed!
  • Izuku and Uraraka chatting near Izuku’s desk before Bakugou came and interrupted them XD
  • Izuku saved Uraraka from the sludge villain and he happened to hold hands with her for a very long time, and Bakugou himself had to point it out!
  • Izuku stuttering and blushing after he realized just how long he held Uraraka’s hand and how good it felt. Then he starts to remember how he had to do a folk dance with a guy when he was in middle school because there weren’t enough girls… and I love how my son is such a loveable nerd/dork omg XD
  • Uraraka mistook Izuku’s flustered face as some kind of adrenaline rush which was adorable.

There were other good scenes in the drama cd, but these are like the cutest ones, and mind you the drama CD was written by HORIKOSHI KOUHEI!

So it’s technically canon :p

I know I said that the wiki is about 98% accurate, but if people can believe Jirou is a lesbian from reading the wiki then I can believe this right? I know the love is one sided for now, but Izuku has shown a lot of signs in the beginning of the series, he obviously won’t show any now because of where the series is going… but it’s gonna come back…soon.

and one more thing…

WHY THE FUCK DOES THIS TAG EXIST???? THIS IS THE ONLY SHIP IN BNHA THAT I’VE SEEN WITH THIS TAG!

There are only like two posts under this tag and one of them just happens to be someone answering my ask, and if you’re wondering why I like that post if you ever see it, it’s because I like all posts that answer my asks just to let the person know that I’ve seen their answer.

But still it hurts to see this tag ya know?

Anyway @cake-ademia, @zakamore1, @rex101111, @hatefilledpoptarts, @eriboook and my other fellow izuocha shippers even though our fanbase is small, lets not forget the ship that’s CLOSEST to becoming CANON.

anonymous asked:

I lost someone in Manchester, and now seeing events unfold in London is hitting me hard. I am a true, hardcore Corbynista - the person I lost was the son if immigrants - and like, I'm devastated not only for victims/families but also because this will undoubtedly affect how people will vote and the support the us vs. them narrative in terms of immigration etc. My heart is breaking - I thought with Le Pen getting defeated the world was learning, but now I'm not sure.

I’m so sorry for your loss, anon. I (Mod H) live not too far away from Manchester myself, and I know that everyone around here was absolutely devastated when the attack happened. We live in a scary, fucked up world - but it’s important to see these tragedies as just that, not the vile xenophobic propaganda that some people have been spreading.

Stay safe, followers. Take care of yourselves, and each other.

anonymous asked:

What do you think of the recent vote for statehood in Puerto Rico?

You should know better than to ask a Puerto Rican their thoughts about the status of our island, it’s a prickly subject, like religion.

But, since you asked. My opinion aside, just the facts as I see it.

There is not an overwhelming consensus on the island that statehood is the best option, the only reason statehood received 97% of the votes is because only about 20% of eligible voters participated while two political parties (pro-independence and pro-status quo) boycotted this referendum. There is an overwhelming consensus that Puerto Ricans association with the USA is something that is beneficial and should evolve after 100 years of being a colony.

Originally posted by yamileska22

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harumisaylasayaka  asked:

How do I explain to my male friend that men and women still aren't equal?? (Are we equal???)

No, were not equal.

I think a major road block with men is that patriarchy/sexism at worst doesn’t affect them, and at best benefits them. It’s something they have internalized and aren’t really aware of. It’s important for them to remember that if your wondering if women are oppressed, he simply can’t look to his own experience. He has to listen to the group in question. And if you talk to a lot of women, they feel the are oppressed. And we notice it, because it impacts our lives directly. Just point to the fact that so many women can relate. I mean, just take the Womens March as an example.  How is it possible that millions of unrelated women have noticed the same problem, and are negatively effected by it enough to protest with strangers all over the world? That is a very telling sign that its not just personal perception, but a systematic problem that transcends cultures, geography, country, race, ethnicity, etc.

He likely won’t just take your word for it though. Lucky for you, there is plenty of proof out there. Show him statistics on rape/sexual assault, sexual harassment, catcalling, female genital mutilation, female infanticide, lack of reproductive access/healthcare, child brides, prostitution, sex trafficking, objectification in media, unrealistic beauty standards, eating disorders, wage gaps, domestic violence. 

Next, he will probably say that these kinds of problems ‘don’t exist in the first world’ or ‘aren’t as much of a problem anymore’. Tell him that, yes, things have gotten a lot better and there has been progress, but that doesn’t mean the problem is over. (also people act like we got our right to vote and enter the workforce EONS ago when it was only a few decades). Tell him that just because something is illegal or taboo, doesn’t mean it has stopped happening or is not a problem. Tell him how, even now, in our supposedly more ‘advanced and progressive society’ that: 

-1 in 4 women will be raped, most don’t report it and when they do the rapists get off easy( community service, 3 month jail sentence, and my personal favorite: “suspended upon graduation”). Tell him that a few years ago, hundreds of universities were put on federal investigation for violation of title IX (mishandling or suppression of rape allegations).

- human trafficking is alive and well in the West, in industrialized countries, all over the world. Tens of thousands of human trafficking cases are reported each year in the United States. 4 out of five victims are girls, most likely underage. 

-Tell him that media, TV, magazines, etc. reinforces unrealistic beauty ideals for women. The average model (the ‘ideal’ beauty) is 5′9-5′11 and 100-120 lbs (most have dangerous BMI’s and meet criteria for anorexia) while the average American woman is 5′4 140 lbs. Tell him that 42% of 1st-3rd grade girls want to be thinner, 81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat ,35-57% of adolescent girls engage in crash dieting, fasting, self-induced vomiting, diet pills, or laxatives. Eating disorders are on the rise, estimated at about 30 million, but received much less funding (and eating disorders have highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disease).

Illness                                            Prevalence                    NIH Research Funds (2011)
Alzheimer’s Disease                        5.1 million                     $450,000,000
Autism                                            3.6 million                     $160,000,000
Schizophrenia                                3.4 million                     $276,000,000
Eating disorders                             30 million                      $28,000,000


-physically attractive and thinner women make more money and are considered more intelligent.

-1 in 3 (about 30%) of women who have been in relationships will experience some form of sexual or physical violence from a partner. Estimates of non-fatal domestic violence against women range from 1 million to 4 million a year. The most recent report by the US Department of Justice, which found women suffer 805,700 physical injuries at the hands of partners each year, compared to 173,960 men.

-1 in 3 women ages 18-34 have been sexually harassed at work. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing anti-discrimination laws in the US. Almost Three in Ten Cases Before the EEOC Are Sex Discrimination Cases 31

-In the United States in 2010, 1,095 women were killed by husbands or boyfriends, accounting for 37.5% of female murders.

-Women are less likely to be hired or promoted( there have been dozens of studies in multiple fields of different levels that hand out identical resumes that only differ in gender/name). There is sill a wage gap in the united states in most professions. This wage gap is worse for women of color.Women working 41 to 44 hours per week earn 84.6% of what men working similar hours earn; women working more than 60 hours per week earn only 78.3% of what men in the same time category earn (Bureau of Labor Statistics, cited in Hilary M. Lips, “The Gender Wage Gap: Debunking the Rationalizations”). Contrary to this claim, one Harvard University researcher found that men have an average net worth of $26,850, compared to an average of $12,900 for women.

-Women hold just 4 percent of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies. Women make up just 19 percent of the U.S. House of Representatives.. They comprise 20 percent of Senate seats.

-There’s a particularly well-documented gender gap in the treatment of pain. Even though women are more likely to suffer from chronic pain — fibromyalgia, for instance, almost exclusively affects women — they’re less likely than their male counterparts to receive appropriate treatment for it. Multiple studieshave found that medical interventions to manage pain, ranging from knee surgeries to opioid prescriptions, are less likely to be recommended for female patients. This approach toward female patients fits into a long history of attributing women’s behavior to mental health disorders

-Most drugs are clinically tested on male bodies. Androcentric thinking in science sees the male body as default, and the womans reproductive cycle as an ‘extraneous, complicating’ variable. This leaves women bodies to be guinnie pigs in the market. And some drugs, especially psychiatric drugs, have been proven to work differently in women bodies 

-Girls are more vulnerable to incest and child sexual abuse, especially by fathers and step fathers. 

-Womens bodies are constantly trying to be controlled. And most of the people enacting policies and laws are old, white men. They usually have straight up false information about women anatomy and the mechanisms of birth control, abortion, etc. (Lawmaker who called pregnant women a ‘host’ pushes bill requiring fathers to approve abortion, Republican Congressman Todd Akin said Victims Of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Do Not Get Pregnant, Lobbyists claim that IUDs and morning-after pills are more like abortifacients, meaning they kill fertilized embryos)

Things lawmakers have actually said: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”, “Who needs abortion when victims of sexual assault can just get “cleaned out” by a rape kit?”, “abortion is much more serious than rape of children by priests.” x.)

Coverage for birth control is actively opposed

-More than half of states in the US — 26 total — provide “severely restricted access,”. 20 states have bans outlawing specific abortion procedures as early as 12 weeks with no exception to protect a woman’s health. 18 states have state-mandated counseling, which requires telling women who are getting abortions: the ability of a fetus to feel pain, the link between mental health and abortion, require women to get ultrasounds before aborting, etc. 46 states allow individual health care providers to refuse abortion access. 

-Lack of paid maternal leave or support for mothers in the work place. 

-In grade school, teachers are more likely to call on boys in the class room and praise them, give boys more extensive feedback, and use longer wait-time with boys than girls. Research shows that boys are referred for testing for gifted programs twice as often as girls (Orenstein, 1994). Boys are encouraged more than girls to pressure STEM fields. This inequality continues in higher education. Findings suggest that gender and attractiveness may influence the type of authority image that a teacher projects.  This randomized, double-blind study  found that both male and female faculty exhibited a bias against female undergraduate students, evaluating them as less competent, hirable, and qualified, and offering them less funding and mentorship.

-Tell him your specific experiences as a woman. Maybe you’ve been catcalled, mansplained, talked over and interrupted (which studies prove men do more), felt objectified or pressured to conform to beauty ideals.


This list is by no means exhaustive. Tell your male friends that if he thinks sexism is over or a thing of the past, he is willfully ignorant. 

A real piece of work

I had to deal with the most entitled woman I’ve ever had the displeasure of meeting today. I work at a library and we offer conference rooms for meetings and early voting and things like that. People can reserve a room in person or over the phone. This woman called in on a Saturday and said she wanted a room for this coming Wednesday. I didn’t even check the calendar for that day because by policy we need a week’s notice for the room’s use. Period, end of discussion. The soonest she would be able to get a room is next Saturday.

I tell her this in less intense of terms, so she asked about the next Wednesday. For the room she wanted, there was an entire day’s worth of availability. She could book the room for the entire day if she wanted.

Then I ask for her information in order to email her the forms she has to fill out in order to book the room. She gives me her gmail (it was happy[lastname]@gmail.com. So fucking gross) and I tell her that she’s definitely going to get the room, but she’ll receive a phone call by Tuesday (it’s Saturday today) at the latest.

Suddenly, her mind is blown away by the fact that she won’t hear back from us until Tuesday. I tell her that the person who reserves the rooms and contacts her isn’t working until Monday, and that her meeting isn’t the only one that needs to be planned. She’s getting frustrated that she’s not getting what she wants right away, so she says that she’s not getting a logical explanation and wants to talk to the branch manager. I tell her that she’s going to tell her the exact same thing that I did. She says, “That’s not very nice of you.”

I’m not here to be fucking nice, I’m here to do my job and part of that is upholding voted upon policies.

Luckily, the branch manager is out to lunch, so my coworker tells me to send the patron to her.

She took the same tone with my coworker, being a huge bitch and super entitled. She even had my coworker explain again why she wouldn’t hear back from us until Tuesday. She also told her the exact same thing I did.

My coworker looked up her name afterwards and turns out she’s an upper class tennis mother who forces her kids into sports and lives in a too big house and works for the home owners association because she’s lives a sexless life despite having 3-4 kids.

anonymous asked:

Thoughts on Bernie ending up being a brocialist on women's rights after all? :(

i didnt know what this ask was about so i googled it and read this: http://www.npr.org/2017/04/20/524962482/sanders-defends-campaigning-for-anti-abortion-rights-democrat

i’m definitely not one of those people who worships the ground bernie walks on even tho i voted for him in the primaries. it’s frustrating that someone who wants progressive reform in the democratic party is ‘compromising’ with a candidate like that. but then on the other hand, i understand the strategic thinking of how simply increasing the blue in governmental bodies would be a net-positive for women’s rights. i mean, i have pretty far left politics but i vote democrat because I know that will allow my vote to have the greatest impact in promoting a left shift, even if its off from what i ideally want the future to be like. my ideal candidate would believe that abortion should be legal at all stages of pregnancy, but literally no mainstream candidate believes that so i have to compromise because you have to start somewhere. some people don’t think like that wrt to their votes & this debate is rather contentious but this is just what makes sense to me personally.

so. i’m not sure. like it’s not great, but not completely incomprehensible from a practical level. if this was the only option instead of a hell demon republican then, yeah, i guess i get it. but then you have to wonder if bernie would compromise so easily on other issues & if its just women’s rights that can be so easily negotiated away.

anonymous asked:

about the nanalew stuff, obvi i don't agree with her but like also it's kind of ridiculous to say phil ( or anyone ) shouldn't be friends with her bc of her opinions? Like. Isolating people like that, with differing beliefs pretty much guarantees that they'll never change? Cause they'll just surround themselves with ppl who echo what they think. It's good to have ppl in your life who don't agree with you, bc conversations are important. nothing changes with hate/isolation @ ppl like that.

pt 2. like she doesn’t seem to be coming from a place of intentional hate, or malice. Just ignorance. You know? and being “ignorant” isn’t really an awful thing, being unwilling to accept new information is, or different beliefs is. like CIVIL conversations about race/religion/politics is pretty much the only way to solve things. maybe phils a good influence on her? maybe they just talk about anime stuff? whatever it is, having friends/ppl in your life who have different opinions is a good thing

a) Nothing I’m posting about nanalew is about whether or not Phil should be friends with her. I commented once on his behavior when asked, but mostly I’m posting so that fans can be aware of her views and political leanings and decide if they want to support her or not. Independent thought is a good thing. 

b) In general, yes, it’s good to have people in your life that disagree with you and conversations are important. For example, I am a shining beacon of tolerance and always up to discuss why they’re wrong when it comes to friends of mine out there who like certain abhorrent fruit based toppings on pizza. But if the disagreements are along the lines of ‘same sex couples shouldn’t get to call each other husband or wife’ and ‘Christian lives are more valuable and worth saving than Muslim ones’ then you are not obligated to spend your time and energy trying to enlighten them - and chances are, you won’t anyway. Phil can make decisions for himself, he’s an adult. My decision is not to want to humor someone like that. 

c) And speaking of adults: she is not ignorant. She is a twenty seven year old woman who clearly keeps up with world events and views them through the lens of religion and xenophobia. She’s extremely well versed in all the reasons she hates Clinton and Obama and Trudeau, as her tweets reflect, and I think anyone who still won’t speak up against Trump now is pretty firmly set in their opinions.  

There is nothing spectacularly different about her, compared to most other hard conservative leaning Christian white people who preach tolerance face to face while gleefully voting someone’s rights away at their local polling station and sanctimoniously stating that they are a good person because they don’t act on their hateful thoughts and views. You don’t get brownie points for saying the law shouldn’t punish gay people when ultimately you still don’t want them to have equal rights, sorry. 

The only difference here is that in my daily life I’m forced to work with these people and smile at them politely and keep the world turning because you don’t always get a choice about who physically surrounds you. But in some areas of life and especially here in a fandom space, I am allowed to pick who and what I want to spend my time on. I had generally considered myself done with this conversation and with giving her any attention, but since you made some points I wanted to reply to consider this my last statement on it. 

I called out my friends on Facebook today

I try to never get political on here, but as I’m sure many of you know, the first of my rights were taken away yesterday, and I fear it’ll only get worse if I stay quiet.

All my friends and family who voted for Trump, you voted to take my rights away. You voted to allow me to be treated as a lesser human. You don’t support rights for those who are different from you. You’ve never been told that you are less of a person because of who you are. You haven’t been the target of politicians, religion, and hate just because you are something they don’t agree with. You can’t imagine what it feels like to be hated by people who will never meet you, yet firmly believe you shouldn’t exist. You’ve never gotten messages from strangers telling you that your whole identity is a disease.

Say whatever you need to yourself to help you sleep at night, but if you voted for Trump, you’re not an LGBTQ ally, or an ally of mine. When you voted for him, you told the world that it’s okay for racism, misogyny, and hate to exist in the world. And I heard you loud and clear.

To everyone else, don’t let hate become the norm. Don’t allow anyone to be targeted and separated from society. It’s not “them” vs. “us”. We are all human. What makes a society strong, is all the diversity in it. Differences make us unique. Please speak up when you see hate, and actively fight against it. Don’t sit back, because someday it could be you. Don’t let this become the standard.

ok i understand that it wasnt right for daniel to hint about what song he wanted do use, but i dont get how that would be cheating.  people are still going to vote the way that they would originally…

i think they should penalize him, because it only seems right to do that in this sort of situation.  i just really hope that people continue to support him, because he doesnt deserve any hate for this situation.  

our baby boi just needs to recover from the stress and show how talented his and rise up even higher in the rankings :)

i will continue to support you dandan!!!

Your Top Ten Everlark Quotes: Catching Fire

#10:

I look into those blue eyes that no amount of dramatic makeup can make truly deadly and remember how, just a year ago, I was prepared to kill him. Convinced he was trying to kill me. Now everything is reversed. I’m determined to keep him alive, knowing the cost will be my own life, but the part of me that is not so brave as I could wish is glad that it’s Peeta, not Haymitch, beside me. Our hands find each other without further discussion. Of course we will go into this as on.

#9:

When I wake, I have a brief, delicious feeling of happiness that is somehow connected with Peeta.

#8:

Let’s start with something more basic. Isn’t it strange that I know you’d risk your life to save mine…but I don’t know what your favorite color is?” he says. A smile creeps onto my lips. “Green. What’s yours?” “Orange,” he says. “Orange? Like Effie’s hair?” I say. “A bit more muted,” he says. “More like…sunset.”

#7:

Instead of satisfying me, the kisses have the opposite effect, of making my need greater. I thought I was an I expert on hunger, but this is an entirely new kind.

#6:

 “I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now, and live in it forever,” he says… I feel so warm and relaxed and beyond worrying about a future I’ll never have, I just let the word slip out. “Okay.” I can hear the smile in his voice. “Then you’ll allow it?” “I’ll allow it.”

#5:

Peeta walks me down to my room in silence, but before he can say good night, I wrap my arms around him and rest my head against his chest. His hands slide up my back and his cheek leans against my hair.

#4:

So impossibly good. Warmth radiates from the spot where his lips just touch my neck, slowly spreading through the rest of me. It feels so good, so impossibly good, that I know I will not be the first to let go.

#3:

“So, what should we do with our last few days?” “I just want to spend every possibly minute of the rest of my life with you,” Peeta replies. “Come on, then,” I say, pulling him into my room.

#2:

 I just get out one more sentence. “Stay with me.”

#1:

 I realize only person will be damaged beyond repair if Peeta dies. Me. “I do,” I say. “I need you.“

Shocking!!! :)

I think it should be the top Everlark quote of CF. Katniss never wanted to need someone. She was afraid to. Then she realizes she needs him and says it aloud to him. It’s such a powerful moment for the both of them.

Thank you to everyone who sent in votes and quotes! I love hearing from you.

Send in your votes for Mockingjay by next Saturday!!!

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Today is such an important day.
There is no such thing as a ‘wasted vote’, the only waste is not using your ability to vote. Our voices deserve to be heard.
I don’t like to post much about politics as it is a very personal subject to each individual however I really urge anyone/everyone who is eligible to vote to do so. I live in an area where I often feel like my vote is 'wasted’ due to the same party notoriously getting in year after year after year. (Let’s just say that I live in the south east) However today, as I put a cross in the party I believe holds my future at its core, I didn’t feel small and insignificant like I have done in the past, I didn’t feel as if my vote wouldn’t be heard. I never thought I would vote for the party that I did today but over the past few weeks of campaigning, this party has instilled a bit of hope within me that I didn’t think was there. Maybe there is a chance that things can be different, maybe there can be change, however that will only happen if WE stand up for ourselves and vote for the party/local candidates that we believe in, not that we think we 'should’. Yes or electoral system is flawed. Yes we may all only be one vote In a sea of millions, but together our voices can be heard. Together we can stand together.
Political rant over.

some aus
  • I’m a flight attendant and you’re accidentally hitting the call button every 5 minutes so you’re lucky you’re so cute au
  • You’re nonbinary and I didn’t know what that meant until you explained it and now I think I’m nonbinary??? au
  • You’re the one person who can do my elaborate stage makeup so every night you spend half an hour in close proximity to my face and I am Distressed au
  • I look a lot like someone in one of your classes and every other day you come up to me and start talking to me like I’m them au
  • you’re sitting in the booth I always sit in but you refuse to leave and I refuse to let you have it so we end up sharing a booth au
  • we’re both high school teachers and my students ship us but I won’t let them tell you au
  • hi sorry I live below you and I hear your dog running around and barking all the time and– no no it’s fine I was just hoping maybe I could pet it? au
  • we’re parent chaperones on the class field trip to a huge museum and somehow we got separated from the group??? au
  • I keep walking in on you making out with my roommate and I’m uncomfortably into both of you au
  • I put salt in your coffee when you were in the bathroom and you drank it all and that was hardcore want to go out sometime au
  • sorry but this is the silent floor of the library and if you don’t shut up so I can study I will yell at you and get us both kicked out au
  • I need a child’s birthday present? It’s my cousin’s child, I have no idea what they like but I think maybe it’s a girl can you help au
  • you’re the only person on my floor who has a vacuum and I spill things a Lot sorry can I borrow it again au
  • I thought those cookies were for the whole dorm but you needed them for class so now I’m baking a new batch with you au
  • you’re the only other one who voted for my favorite movie on movie night so do you just want to watch it in my room au
And We're Off!

I’ll be posting as I get submissions (a day or two after they are submitted while I get them ready), probably only one a day to start with, depending on the flow. Please remember that I can’t post anything if I don’t have submissions! You might go days between fic, but keep checking back! And remember, you’ll be voting once it’s all over, so keep track of your favorite in each category! And authors, keep sending them in! I’ve seen several of you say you’re getting to work on your contributions–my personal sin at the moment is greed, so indulge me!

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