there also might be video evidence

Public Shame

As I mentioned, I recently read Jon Ronson’s book “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed” and thought it made some very compelling points on the renaissance of public shaming in the age of social media.  I was going to post my highlights, but then I realized I’d highlighted about 30% of the book, so instead:

I wrote down what I thought were some of the key, take-home points the book made, and pulled quotes from the book in no particular order for each of them.  It’s  still a wall of text, but feel free to wade in if you’re interested.

Again, I strongly recommend giving this book a read.

  • Public shaming is often motivated by a belief that one is Doing Good
  • Public shaming is about social conformity
  • Public shaming can make us LESS aware of viewpoints different that our own 
  • Shame works because we are all afraid
  • Shaming others can bring out our own brutality
  • Shame leads to dehumanization and “death of the soul”
  • Shame leads to violence
  • Technology has strange warping effects on how public shaming affects us (and social media shaming can have longer impacts than we expect)
  • There is evidence that “De-shaming” may have more positive outcomes than shaming

quotes from the book supporting each point under the cut. (bolding mine, quotes by paragraph and in no particular order)

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EzrA FitzgeralD being A.D. has a beautiful poetry to it. Other than Ali turning out to be A.D. I can not think of a candidate that would satisfy and shock the audience more. Full circle! As Marlene said, ‘The answers lie in 3B’ (Ezra’s apartment).
Btw, this video is not mine and there is a part two to the video with even more compelling evidence to back up this theory.
AND there is actual motive.
Some theorists also point out that Ezria will have a Red Wedding and Ezra might be killed by Wren, possibly.
All in all, if this turned out to be true, 7 years would have been entirely worth it.

anonymous asked:

What are some good columbine documentaries/movies to watch ??? I'm just now finding myself fascinated by all of this

Ah yes, i love this question❤

My personal favourite is Zero Hour:
- It gives huge detail to every moment leading up to the shooting and during, and especially as a beginner i think this is an amazing resource.
- Also Ben Johnson and Josh Young portray Eric and Dylan well in my opinion
-There are real interviews with real students included in the interview, included first hand accounts and confrontation with Eric and Dylan themselves; John Savage, Brooks Brown and The Browns, Aaron Hancey.
- The 2020 interview with Sue Klebold.
- Beautiful interview with one of the mothers of the shooters, Sue Klebold
- Great for a more emotional perspective of the shooting
- You learn a lot about the past of dylan and the reconciliation between Sue and the public after the massacre.
-BBC broadcasting interview
-English version of the 2020 interview practically
-another interview with sue klebold.
As for other documentaries I would just click through the recommended on each of the following.
‘Cleaning Columbine’ on youtube, they post various clips and evidence on the case, i would really recommend
‘Columbine Video Archives’ on youtube, they also post clips and evidence and also theories and debunking videos.
I dont recommend using these as solid information but if you’re interested in the story you might enjoy.
ZERO DAY: (my fave)
-done in the style to represent the videos dylan and Eric made leading up to the shooting.
I personally havent watched this but a lot of people i know enjoyed it so whats the harm in trying it out?
It was pretty good, i liked it and its worth a shot, its got a pretty good rating and its not as heavy as other columbine inspired movies.


I like watching theory videos on this show to help provide ideas of my own, but alot of them are just so Star//co biased they start to get on my nerves.

and i’ve run into a bunch called “Why Sta//rco WILL Happen”, which naturally piss me off because that’s the equivalent of saying: “This is what’s going to happen, and despite many other directions this show could take this is absolutely where it’s going to go and all the rest of you have 0 chance of being canon”

I’m a tomco blog, and even I wouldn’t flipping make a theory literally stating why a ship is guaranteed to be canon because i’m open to other directions and possibilities. Even with evidence, i’d say there might be a chance of a fake-out, or that something could also mean something else.

((Plus pushing your ships on others can kinda rub me the wrong way))

But then again, i think they’re all just click bait titles anyway. -_-

So naturally, i use my photoshop powers to make a parody title i WISH i could find on flipping youtube because there is a strange lack of videos talking about Tomco up there.

(( Yeah i said i’m not big on biased theories, but at least this would add some variety and be unique))

Is it clickbaity enough? XD

Tom and Marco pic by @sir-scandalous

The Dan and Phil Sexuality Post

UGHHHH here we go. 

The Dan and Phil Sexuality Post:

Before I begin, I would just like to state that everything that is about to be explained is my own opinion of the events that have taken place. My knowledge of things comes from my studies at university as well as my own life experiences. Anyone who reads this is welcome to disagree with me. I really have no desire to write posts like this as I feel it causes drama and drama makes me want to vomit and leave the phandom forever – so oh well fuck it – LETS GO.  (please keep an open mind while reading this)

First, I’m going to start with sexuality itself – aside from Dan and Phil. Sexuality is fluid. Meaning it can take many shapes, and can change. Does this mean that someone can change their sexuality? No. It just means that it has the possibility of change – especially during periods of adolescence into adulthood. And that is because, as we discover the world and the people in it, those life experiences not only have an effect on our emotional development, but on our sexual nature.

Adolescence, especially between the ages of 12 – 18, discover sexuality for the first time, and explore that sexuality. Do I like girls? Do I like boys? Do I like both? Do I like neither? Do I like only specific people? How often do I find that I like someone? And how? What is the pattern?

It is not uncommon for people to believe one thing true about themselves while in adolescence while another thing in later their 20’s. This is because the brain is typically fully developed by the age of 25, with the prefrontal cortex (which is responsible for reasoning and decision-making) being the last part of the brain to finish developing.

With this in mind, I proceed on to my second part – which is to bring in Dan and Phil.

Back before Dan started making youtube videos, Phil was the one man show. Back in the day, British youtube Culture was prominently gay or bisexual guys (Or at least those claiming to be such). It was the cool thing, it was the in thing – although people at that time didn’t call it shipping (as it was seen as more of an underground type thing (oh my god…those Harry Potter fan fictions…..) the idea of two men (especially effeminate ones) was highly appealing. On youtube, however, many of the british youtubers were all about the LGBTQ scene. Dan, from what we know of his life before youtube, was not. He was just a regular guy with a girlfriend who mainly watched American youtubers who played Rockband. (As evident if you were around to capture his twitter history before he deleted it. Counterphan has part of the timeline that most people seem to miss and also has it captured how many times he tweeted Phil, the context, everything. She was very through with the pre-youtube context of the situation that K took bits and pieces of to make the PhanDirectory aka: the phan bible).

It was only when Dan broke into you youtube scene and became friends with phil that the flirtiness and claims to bisexuality were made. Before Dan, there was Charlieskies. They too, were full of the cute pictures and the flirting – so much so that people thought (and still think) they were dating. To which Charlie has clarified that they never did and that phil wouldn’t do that .

Back then, when the claims to Bisexuality were made, you can see in the comments that people went along with the idea that Dan and Phil were sort of “made for each other”. Friends of theirs promoted the ship and the idea of bisexualness (mainly because that was the in thing to do – these can be seen in most of comments of the Daily booths.)

It’s possible Dan went along with this just to fit into that community and was also doing it for the attention (after all, he was rewarding people with naked Dailybooths every time he hit a follower milestone – what makes you think he wouldn’t also stoop to changing his sexuality for attention too?) This does seem to fit the claim he made in a live show that all of the answers on his formspring (which is where this claim was made) were “full of lies”. Likewise, he has also stated that he was “immature and attention seeking” when it came to Formspring.

But Ren! Why would Dan want attention that badly?? Don’t you think it’s sort of insulting towards the LGBTQ community to pretend to be something you’re not? Yes- yes I do. It’s not cool. And it’s not right. But when you’re young, and not really thinking about the long term consequences of your actions especially when there is no foresight, those thoughts might not come into effect. I don’t really think Dan had any idea that this would bite him in the ass later on. Additionally, as evident by his DML video, he had no idea that his channel would grow at the rate – or to the size that it did. He’s pretty much become the most popular British youtuber to date. How could he know this back then? The things he was telling people were getting positive attention – why would he not continue?

Even though people say that there was no shipping back then, and that Dan and Phil did not have that many subscribers, this is actually extremely false.

Because some of their friends were already shipping them, poking at it for fun, and the fans seemed to enjoy it – why not make a prank video? YISSS. That must be the answer. (I’m not even going to go into detail about the voldy video. That would make this post too long for my taste and none of you want to be sitting here for days reading it).

The spiral of lies everyone refers to – which Dan has gotten himself stuck up in several times – always seems to be the spiral to cover up phan. However, I am under the impression that the actual spiral of lies that was made comes right down to pretending to be into Phil, and being into guys. If he went back against this – I believe the backlash would be astronomically horrible, which is why it continued for a bit, until 2012 where his channel exploded with subscribers.

Everyone calls 2012 Dan’s Anti-phan phase – mainly because he was so against the idea of phan, and denied it so many times (sometimes in aggressive ways) that it really caused a slight backlash from the fans.

However, this is how I look at it:

By this point, the v-day video had made its return and was spreading throughout the phandom. Because Dan’s audience had grown exponentially by this point, many new people were hearing about it (without context) and harassing Dan about an apparent relationship with Phil. I think at first Dan tried to ignore it, or address it subtley in youtube comments, or liveshows, (as seen in my screenshots and Cori’s videos) but when that didn’t work – the customer service blog was made – which was Dan’s super aggressive way of putting down Phan since he felt people weren’t listening to him.

But Ren – he didn’t have to be so mean! Why would he be so defensive unless it was true???

(RETURN OF THE LEMON SIMILE!) <— Ok ok. Soooooo. If you’ve been following me for a while, you should know that I have a simile to describe this situation at hand. Gather around, *here have a cookie!*, sit and Ren will tell you the simile.

Imagine for moment that you dislike the taste of lemons. You don’t mind if other people like them – it’s just not for you. But image for a split second that people thought you did. At first, it might not seem to bother you. Oh, haha. That’s funny. People think I like lemons. Your friends think this is funny too. So between you and your friends it becomes a slightly inside joke. Sometimes they call you “lemonhead”, sometimes you pretend to almost put a lemon in your ice tea, sometimes you joke that lemons are your favorite fruit. It’s all in good fun. But then, one day, someone comes up to you and asks you if you like lemons. Casually, you just answer “nah.” But the people keep coming. They keep asking you. Over and over again. 3 times a week this happens till it’s almost every day you have at least 1 person coming up to you asking you if you like lemons. By this point, it’s getting frustrating. How can so many people think I might like lemons?? I should stop with the lemon jokes. So you do. But that doesn’t help anything. Eventually, a rumor starts spreading that someone actually SAW you drink lemonade. Now more people than ever are convinced that you love lemons. Out of sheer frustration for the lies you feel are spreading about you (even though in the context of this simile, lemons are NOT that big of a deal) you lash out at people when they ask you about Lemons, thinking this might finally put an end to it. But it doesn’t. People take your hostility towards lemons and say that it’s just you protecting yourself. After all….you would never get so defensive if you didn’t like lemons.

However, what people fail to realize is that when lies are spread – it’s extremely harmful, emotionally, for the person they are about. I don’t blame Dan for getting angry. Nor do I call it his “anti-phan phase”. I just see it as someone being backed into a corner by thousands of people who won’t let shit go.

I think eventually it calmed down a bit though. I think his new step was to ignore it, and pretend like it wasn’t a thing. Which was pretty much most of 2013.

Now that the phandom is fucking ginormous, I think his new tactic has been to appear as relatable as possible. And that relatability extends to joking about guys being attractive that potential people in his audience might find attractive. Do I think he is legit? Absolutely not. Danisnotonfire has turned into an internet persona. We are not looking at the actual Dan Howell – in my opinion. I have strong, STRONG feelings regarding this matter, but for the most part, imo, whatever we see on camera has been carefully calculated for teenage consumption. Which is why I put 0 weight into anything that Dan says now.

Think about this – management has to know that D&P’s sexuality is a big selling point. There’s no way they would let that be revealed – nor the exact status of their relationship. Because either way, there is going to be horrible backlash. If Dan or Phil were to come out and say they were openly Gay or Bisexual (they aren’t gay – they have said this many times. See the videos), or they were to come out and say Phan is real – they would lose thousands of subscribers that are determined to marry them. People would feel betrayed and lied to, and I personally would have lost so much respect for them for lying this entire time.

If they were to come out and say they were heterosexual, or say they have girlfriends, or move apart, or do something that would prove the non-existence of Phan, it would alienate all of the shippers (which takes up a large portion of their audience, and are the most loyal). Many people in the LGBTQ would feel betrayed and people would be very upset and angry.

It’s a rock and a hard place. They dug themselves into a ditch which I don’t think they can get out of for a long time.

Long story short – and I’m so glad this is all over – Do I believe Dan is bisexual? Maybe. I’m not going to discount the theories that people have put into place. They have really thought about those theories and I have no problem admitting that I could be entirely wrong. But I tend to lean more on the side of the heterosexual boat – personally, just based on my own opinions stated in the post above. As far as Phil - I have no idea. I’m going to go with Hetero just based on the things that I have seen thus far. 

This post is not meant to cause drama. It’s merely a place where I can express an opinion. If you agree with me, great! If not, that’s ok too. btw, you guys should really check out the counterphan timeline. 


anonymous asked:

More proof that DnP are moving from the latest gaming vid: "The game that almost got our neighbors to call the police and we're back doing it again because we don't care anymore!" They don't have to care because they're moving?!!

If I see anyone denying that they’re moving after this I swear to fucking god… 

For real though, not only have I seen so many people bluntly deny it without looking at the evidence and hints but they’ve also been really aggressive about it, calling those (us) who can see the move happening in front of their very eyes ‘extra’ and saying that they’re ‘reaching’ among other accusations (much like the debate as to whether Phan is real tbh). Not only is the aggression completely uncalled for, but I’m questioning why they’re denying it as they are. Unlike a lot of theories that circulate in the Phandom this one has sufficient evidence: Dan’s last liveshow (him being on the bed with his phone, his mousepad for his computer apparently running out of energy even though he could just replace the batteries, his bedside drawers being completely empty, and Wirrow’s painting being “relocated”), some of their offhand comments (”life things”, being tired and busy, constant complaints about their apartment and/or its location (such as gas leaks, the neighbours drilling and drunkards in the neighbourhood imitating owls), Phil’s calendar being open to May, and Dan asking us to remind him of the March/April period in about August (he said “in five months’ time” but he said that in a March liveshow so that would mean August)), neither of them doing liveshows for another couple of weeks even though their Australia conventions are already completed and realistically speaking I doubt they’ll spend all that time in Singapore (+ they’re uploading loads of pre-recorded videos), and of course what we can see in videos (Phil’s background in AP videos is noticeably emptier, Phil’s pillow/bedsheets in the gaming room, plus their kitchen was completely empty apart from Easter decorations and the baking equipment/ingredients) being the main factors. If it was just one or two of these instances occurring I might consider it reaching, but it’s too much of a coincidence for all of these to not only be happening in the same few months but also to be escalating in validity and significance as time moves on *cough* May gets closer *cough*. Those who are so insistent that they’re not moving either aren’t looking at all the evidence fairly (listed above for reference) or are telling themselves they aren’t moving for whatever weird reasons they may have (if one of you is doing the latter, just why? It’s not your life, it’s DnP’s, so their choices in life shouldn’t affect you this much).

This is my rant on the topic.

(Also I bet those aren’t the only loud noises they made to piss off the neighbours…)

anonymous asked:

(1/2) How about this- Tsumugi was able to cosplay the characters in the audition videos because at that point, those identities didn't exist anymore and they've become fictional. That might explain why Saihara's name was censored out, because that connects him to a real person. And as for why she didn't cosplay the V3 during the trial to prove their fictional nature, wouldn't that make them cast doubt on the videos' veracity, which Tsumugi wanted them to believe 100%?

It’s definitely a possible theory! But while there’s plenty of evidence to suggest they were kidnapped in the first part of the prologue, I think it’s also true that there’s too much evidence to dismiss all of Tsumugi’s claims entirely. If ndrv3 is a game about separating truth from lies, then that means there has to be at least some truth in her speech in Chapter 6, as well as plenty of lies (and we know for a fact that she was definitely lying about some things, like Momota’s illness).

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anonymous asked:

How can you gather evidence so that when you finally gather up the courage to call CPS you have evidence? My mom has hit me multiple times and both of my parents scream at me constantly and degrade and tease me everyday,and i want to get out so bad but i have no clue how.

Get a video of your parents, specifically physical abuse and the worst of the screaming. That’s what I did but that might be hard for you. I usually cross my arms with the camera part of my phone pointed towards them casually, but you could also put your phone close by and record audio. Also, take as many pictures of your bruises as you can, that’s the biggest thing CPS wants. Go to them while you have bruises. Generally they don’t care if you don’t have a video or bruises. Also be careful with CPS, they can sometimes be unreliable and even cause more problems. You should still call them, but prepare a lie for if they contact your parents.


I’ve been seeing quite a bit posts lately about shipping, whether it’s about asking shippers to tone it down, all the way to shippers that seems to take it up their ass when someone else ships a different ship. 

Like are you for real? I’m sure most people would agree with me when I say shipping is purely imagination? Like I think these two look cute together, or they have great chemistry so I ship them. How does this affect anyone else? 

And for the people that is so overly sensitive about the contents (whether its explicit sex scenes, or abuse, etc.) of these fics, it’s just imaginary jfc. It’s created and it stays in people’s head, that’s all, don’t be such a party pooper. If it’s not for you, move on to the next fic, simple. 

Also I saw a post that day that is asking people to not make proof videos or evidence videos of ships because it’s misleading. BRUH. If you believe those videos in the first place, then you stupid, soz nothing can be done and I’m not even gonna waste more time addressing that. 

Was totally not gonna write about this because I thought no one was taking this seriously but now that I’ve seen so many posts regarding this, might as well drop one and be done with it. 


This angers me so much.

Honestly though, how can you quote unquote “hate” Michael? Just because he dyes his hair and looks reasonably more “punk” than the rest of the band suddenly gives you legitimate a reason to hate a wonderful, considerate, kind person that cares and loves his fans unconditionally? The fact that you say you “hate michael” and then state that the “rest of them” (Cal, Luke, Ash) are “so so cute” implies that you have only simply judged them based on appearance, and not their full beings as a whole, which I believe to be a very poor decision on your part and a demonstration of a total lack of character.

(Let it be clear that you have every right to “hate” someone, but I strongly disagree with putting out such a strong statement based on very faint evidence of any previous knowledge of who they are as a person, other than their basic facial features. (Also, nobody knows Michael better than himself, and he might truly be someone worth “hating” in truth, however, the Michael that he has presented everyone through photographs, videos, tweets, social media; the whole shebang, identifies correctly with my previous statements of being a loving, caring person, and one that should be appreciated by others, and not “hated”.))

Let’s just admire this loveable ball of goofiness, shall we?

Beep, beep, motherfucker, your judgemental opinion is irrelevant 

He’s so adorable

Look at this idiot :-)










I love you

He’s so cuddly and soft too like

This honestly makes me want to cry, the girl didn’t even dm him complaining about how she felt, and he noticed that she was feeling down and took the time out of his day to message her this :’)

What a fucking sweetheart

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I’m not sobbing???

He loves his fans so much too, like:


He’s just so sweet 


So in conclusion, I love Michael a damn lot and I just can’t comprehend why someone couldn’t love this adorable melon head :-)

ok byeee

4th Planned Parenthood shows more price haggling over baby body parts

The damning evidence that massive abortion mill Planned Parenthood is routinely harvesting and selling body parts of aborted babies continues to pile up.  

This new video comes shows the Vice President of Planned Parenthood’s  Rocky Mountain division haggling over pricing and agreeing to crush the skulls of the babies rather than poison them so that the organs will be useful to buyers. 

here’s the video:

Note that the Planned Parenthood VP also admits here that some of the body parts might come from babies who were delivered fully in-tact and possibly alive. They would then tear apart the baby to harvest its organs. 

It looks like these videos are just going to keep on coming until the American people rise up and put a stop to Planned Parenthood’s funding it receives from the Federal Government.  Furthermore, much of the activity described in these videos is illegal, and each and every one of the participants should face charges for the harvest and for-profit sale of human tissue. 

Pluto Continues to Amaze

This dwarf planet sure knows how to get a BIG reaction because we’re stunned by the latest images from our New Horizons spacecraft!

Back on July 14, the spacecraft completed it’s historic Pluto flyby, and is now in an intensive downlink phase. During this time, New Horizons will send us some of the best data and images we’ve seen!

These latest images were taken just 15 minutes after New Horizons’ closest approach to Pluto. The spacecraft looked back toward the sun and captured this near-sunset view. Icy mountains, flat plains and the horizon can all be seen in detail.

When we take a closer look, these features truly begin to stand out. Mountains up to 11,000 feet high are met by flat icy plains that extend out to Pluto’s horizon. There, more than a dozen layers of haze in the dwarf planet’s atmosphere can be seen. It’s almost as if we’re flying over the surface with the New Horizons spacecraft.

Speaking of flyover, this new animation of Pluto has been created from images returned from the spacecraft this month. This view shows us what it might be like to take an aerial tour through Pluto’s thin atmosphere and soar above the surface. 

These images and videos are not only stunning, but also provide us with important information about the dwarf planet. So far, scientists can tell that the weather changes from day to day on Pluto. These images, combined with others that have been downloaded, provide evidence for a remarkably Earth-like “hydrological” cycle on Pluto.

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There’s been a few rumors and posts with misinformation about Inkstand floating around, and we’ve been receiving asks about them, so let’s clear those up.

First, no, Inkstand hasn’t been in development for “years”. We started working on Inkstand at the beginning of November, 2014. Jessica asked me if I’d like to get in as a dev, and I said yes.

All three of us at Inkstand know how to program. Jessica is a web developer and has worked with Sass, CSS, PHP and various other web development technologies for several years. I (Pastry) have worked primarily in desktop applications programming, and I know C#, C and Ruby the best. Alice has worked on applications of this scale in the past, and is the one that’s leading our deployment and software design.

We were told in an ask that the xkit guy might not be the best person to have on our team. The ask said that he was racist, transmisogynistic and ableist. I investigated, and found no evidence for transmisogyny, and found that the racism is his complaining about his country (people had assumed he was American, but is in fact Turkish, so his complaints about Turkey were interpreted as such). We already knew of the issues post-Tumblr Pro (where he reblogged a post making fun of people asking others to tag the tumblr pro video because it contained various triggers). We also understand that he made an apology and we do not wish to hold it against him anyway. Besides that point, we still do not think he would be of much help to us at this time. Xkit is a fantastic program for tumblr, we don’t need anything like it at this time.

On the technical front, we understand that there are a lot of people who want in. We can see the number of emails that we’re getting for the mailing list, and we can see the number of notes and followers we’re getting on this blog. We know that this will be a big thing, and I’ve raised the question of scaling Inkstand to immense numbers. Alice says that if we get too large, we can add more servers to handle the load. We won’t be having a massive crush of users accessing our servers at once. Alpha is going to be run in stages, with batches of 100 emails sent out at a time, as we need more users to test. Our current configuration can handle between 10 and 15 thousand users.

Importing tumblr posts will have more than likely the same load as a single user posting the contents of a blog very quickly. If we find that the load is too much, we can simply delay the posting of each imported post. We’re not working on importing posts yet, and we haven’t even started to design the program to do that.

Video and image hosting will be taken care of off-site so we can cut down on costs and complexity for now. We want to host images on Inkstand eventually, but at the moment, we don’t have the money. Shunting image hosting off-site reduces the load we have to deal with and makes Inkstand cheaper and lighter. Our plan right now is to encourage uploading to imgur first, since they can handle the massive amount of images. When we’re stable, we’ll get a system in place to take image hosting onboard (presumably a CDN), and then we can host images directly from Inkstand.

We aren’t trying to be a scam. We’re trying to avoid being a scam. We’re not going to ask for money until we can build Inkstand to such a degree that it functions.

I know that we’re being slow and we’ve made a lot of promises, but we absolutely plan on delivering. I’m sorry we took so long to address this.

~ Pastry

I could really use some help:

This is donation post and the following paragraphs are basically about how everything is going wrong for me because the universe hates fun. If that’s all you need to know to reblog or help, feel free to skip down to the bold/email. Otherwise, enjoy the lengthy tale of my misery…

As some of you may know, I went on an excursion of sorts lately abroad in Europe. I was not entirely capable of being able to afford it when I left, but my friend agreed to pay for roughly 85% of my costs for the trip I had a regular gig lined up where I could pay anything else it cost me after paying with credit. For a poor black girl, going abroad seemed like the chance of a lifetime, and I couldn’t afford it but I needed to have a positive event in my life.**

Anyhow, long story short, a bunch of unexpected bullshit happened during the trip in Europe and at home, resulting in the trip costing nearly if not actually twice as much. Staying there for the duration of our trip for the scheduled flights was cheaper than it would have been coming home right away.

It also turns out that the job I had lined up is possibly lost, thanks to a miscommunication with the people I was working for about my availability. So now I have no current income, potentially no future income and so much to pay for, including my rent, phone, other debt bills, and now what the trip cost me. I was expecting a sum of money around $1000 from what my mom said about my tax return based on some factors, and it turns out I’m only getting $350, which isn’t even my rent. Most other jobs I can easily secure are in retail, but I have plantar fasciitis so I can’t even stand at work unless I want to have chronic pain in my foot and be bed ridden when not working lmao.

While we were away, we trusted a “friend” to watch our dogs. He fucked up big time, barely coming over (except to have a photo shoot with some random woman in our home without asking) and our subletting guy told us that the dogs were shitting everywhere. We got calls from our neighbor AND our landlord who didn’t even know we were gone, about constant barking because the dogs weren’t attended to and were out all the time and barking at the door.

We had to contact and promise money to friends and family for our dogs to be taken care of, since the asshole we depended on couldn’t do the job. When the dogs came back while we were home, the landlord expressed that he thought we’d gotten rid of them, and made it very clear they need to be quiet from now on. That, among almost always being behind on rent is one of many reasons that our situation living here is precarious and we have to move… which we also cannot afford.

Last but certainly not least, when we returned home after a long emotionally and financially taxing trip, we faced more financial and emotional devastation in learned that the “friend” we trusted with watching the dogs not only didn’t do that, but also robbed us blind, taking the subletter’s two laptops and some money of his, my roommate’s as well as my own harddrive, and my Canon EOS 40D with two of the lenses I had. You know, that camera that I took over 80% of my more elaborate photos with and has been a pivotal tool in my self-discovery in the last four years. My sister and I share another camera, but I still lost one of monetary and EXTREME sentimental value. without video evidence, making a police report is futile.

You might understand how betrayed, hurt and helpless we feel. These types of the things are the very reason I became severely depressed and suicidal, and now that I’m receiving medical help, the outside factors are only getting worse.** I’m at my wit’s end and I don’t know what else to do. I want to give up, but it’s not even an option. I am exhausted and my life is a spiraling crock of shit and I have nothing else but this blog and the nerve to ask the people following it for help.

Please. I don’t know what else to do. I could easily use $20,000 but for the sake of being realistic, my goal here is at least $350. I can take donations thru PayPal.

Bonus points: I am available to sell my writing services for people during research/reflective paper season, though it’s early for that. Ask me about it.

My email is

Thanks for reading/reblogging/helping.

The Lowdown on Lying

Okay, so there’s a lot of what I’m about to lay out that may be contradicted in videos later as these ideas develop and such, but here’s a summary on the character of Lying, particularly as the Witch in the Woods, to slightly head-off any concerns people might have with his depiction and also to add some detail for the fanfic writers and artists to chew on.

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Unwanted House Guest - Part 11: Cards & Sharks

“Full House!” Arnick shouted as he slapped his hand of cards on the table, “Read ‘em and weep, boys!”

The sound of “GAAAAHHHH!!!” echoed from the three other men sitting around the card table.  Cap'N Cuttlefish still couldn’t believe his old eyes.

“Sink Me!  That’s the fifth hand in a row you’ve won, bucko!” Arnick just grinned as he swept the pot his way to add to his ever growing winnings.  “Are you sure you aren’t cheating?!”

A scruffy man with a tricorn pirate hat and wearing a very colorful outfit shook his head. “Worry about your own fortunes, gentlemen.  If he really was cheating, I’d have known it for sure, or my name’s not Captain Jack Dempsey!”

“BLISTERING BLUE BARNICLES, THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!” shouted a taller man wearing a blue turtleneck sweater and wearing a cap similar to Cuttlefish’s.  He slammed his fist down and glared at Arnick who was sitting opposite him at the card table.  “There's NO WAY that freshwater swab is THAT lucky!”

Arnick just gave him a smug look in return, “Sorry Captain Marlin, but you’ll have to get up pretty early in the morning if you hope to beat Captain Arnold Nicholas Swimmer at a game of poker!”

“Why you little…” the burly man was about to step up from his seat when Cuttlefish placed a hand on his shoulder.

“Easy there, Marlin. Don’t want to be starting a scene now, do yah?”

Captain Jack Dempsey interrupted, “Yeah!  That’s my job, savvy?”

Arnick chuckled, “Well Captain, unless you have a few more chips in your pocket, it looks like you’re out of the game for now.  Unless you plan to give up the deed to Haddockspike Hall?”


Captain Marlin just stood up and stormed off fuming.  There went his whiskey money.

After Marlin had walked off, the colorful pirate also stood up.  “Gentleman, it’s been a pleasure, but I’m afraid I really must be off,” the pirate said as he excused himself.

“Ohhh, but it was just getting good, Jack!”

The pirate whipped around and pointed at Arnick, “That's Captain Jack to you, mate.  And while it has been a pleasure, a good pirate also knows when he’s beat.  But just you wait ‘til next time!”

Arnick just smiled back, “Looking forward to it!” Arnick then turned to Cap'N Cuttlefish who was the last player there.  “Well then Cap'n, care to go for another hand?  You never know!  You might just break even tonight!”

The old man shook his head, “Sorry, bucko, but I’m afraid you’re going to have to wake up now.”

Arnick blinked, “Beg your pardon?”

Cuttlefish just motioned around at the tavern they had been sitting in which was adorned with naval memorabilia, “Well isn’t it obvious?  This is all a dream!”

“A dream?”

“Sure!  I mean, you just won five hands of poker, without cheating, against three captains, and two of them don’t even exist!”

Arnick looked a little disappointed, “Oh…”

“Besides, that outburst coming up is going to jolt you upright for sure!”

“What outburst?”

A male voice suddenly shouted,


Arnick’s eyes popped wide open.  Moving only his eyes, he looked around and saw that he was laying on a couch in a room he didn’t recognize.  To his side, two Inklings stood.  One was a boy with pink tentacles and who wore a complete traditional apron and sandal outfit.  He was looking extremely worried.  He was hollering at another Inkling with blue tentacles who…

Oh Dear Cod…” Arnick thought as he immediately shut his eyes again. 

“It was an accident!” Indigo responded.


“I was angry!  I mean two guys in like the span of an hour… My ass isn’t an all you can feel buffet!”


Arnick had no idea why the waitress who had thrashed him within an inch of his life was standing beside him. He guessed that whoever the pink Inkling was, they must be family because he can’t imagine anyone yelling at Indigo like that and living if they weren’t.

“Oh come on, Amaranth!  I used to do that move on you all the time when we were little.”¹


“That was your fault!”


“Yeah!  I told you to stay relaxed and loose and everything would have been fine, but you just had to get all tense.”


Arnick was a bit relieved that Indigo’s brother was apparently taking his side, but as he listened to them argue, his thoughts began to drift to other more important matters. He needed to go find Tetrox and fast before anything else could happen. He also had to think about what to say when he found her.

“Dad is going to be SO PISSED when he hears about this!”

“It’ll be fine!  I already told Dad about it.”


“He won’t sue us.”

“How can you be so sure?!”

“We got video evidence of him pinching me.  I asked Dad to check the security footage a few minutes ago.”

This worried Arnick.  He hadn’t taken much notice of the placement and location of the security cameras in the restaurant.  Depending on the angle of the shot that the camera took, it might look like Arnick really did pinch Indigo.  If that was the case, he wouldn’t be able to leave for a while.  The police would be called in and it would just be an absolute mess.  Before he could think more about it, he heard a small chime.

“And there he is now.  He just texted me,” Indigo said as a matter of fact while pulling her phone out from her apron pocket.  Arnick could hear the sound effects of a standard smart phone, but not the same kind as his iSquid.  It sounded more like an AnemoneDroid.  After a few moments, there was a brief pause of silence.

“Uh oh…” Indigo said quietly.

“Uh oh?” her brother mocked, “What do you mean 'Uh Oh’?  'Uh Oh’ does not sound good, sis!”

“Well… it looks like I owe him an apology when he gets-”

“Let me see that!”

Arnick could hear the smartphone being snatched away by Indigo’s brother.  There was another pause of silence before Arnick heard Amaranth nearly choke on his own spit.

“Oh. My. Cod. We’re. SCREWED!

“Hey, I didn’t see that one coming at all.  If anything, this makes it her fault now, so-”


Arnick knew exactly what he was talking about too.  Sharks tend to make for surprisingly effective lawyers. Ads for Hammerhead,  & Associates: Personal Injury Attorneys can be heard on the radio, seen on TV commercials, and billboards of theirs can be found all over.  They even had a great tag line too.  “Don’t let the legal system feed you to the sharks!  Get the sharks that will fight for you!”  However, Arnick had more important things on his mind at that point and now seemed like a good time to get involved in the conversation.

“I am not feeding you to the sharks,” he said.

Indigo smiled at Amaranth,  “See? It’s all good!  He’s n-” she stopped mid-word as both she and Amaranth looked at Arnick.  Arnick just looked back up at the two of them and then cleared his throat.

“Excuse me, but…”

“I’M VERY SORRY!” Amaranth bowed until he was at a complete 90 degree angle.  “PLEASE DON’T SUE US!”

Arnick sat up still feeling very groggy after having been out of it for who knows how long.  He noticed that Indigo wasn’t even looking at him.  “I’m not going to sue you!  You can stop worrying about that!  Ouch!”  Arnick felt a small tinge of pain in his shoulder which Amaranth quickly picked up on.

“AH!  Do you need anything?!  An ice pack?!  Aspirin?!  Heat Pad?!  Shoulder Sling?!”

“Will you cut that out?  I said not to worry about me suing and you don’t have to worry about me either!  I just need to know where my…” Arnick wasn’t quite sure how to refer to Tetrox after what happened, but there was only one word that stood front and center in his mind, “…friend went.”

Indigo glanced over at him then looked away again.  “Dunno.  She bolted right after she pinned the blame on you.  Not sure where she went.” Indigo then turned to him and for the first time in a while, actually looked him in the eyes, “Although you sure she’s your friend?  After the stunt she just pulled?”

Arnick thought about it for a moment and then decided with a nod of his head, “Yes.  I don’t know why she did that… well, I might have some idea… but I’m determined to find out one way or another.”

Amaranth had returned to looking at Indigo’s phone.  Their Dad had sent Indigo a video clip he had extracted from the security camera in the restaurant.  While looking at the clip, another text from him came in.  The words he had for Indigo were not kind to say the least.  But at that moment, Amaranth remembered something, “Wait… your friend was the Octoling girl, right?”  Arnick nodded in response.  “I remember her now.  I saw her storm out of here heading towards the central plaza when I was coming in.”

“Thank you!”  Arnick knew exactly where to go now.  He quickly moved to stand up, but found he had to take it slower than he had anticipated since his muscles were still extremely sore from the beating he took earlier.  

“Whoa, are you sure you’re ready to move?” asked Amaranth.

“As much as I’d love to stay and listen to siblings squabble, I absolutely must find her!” Arnick slowly stood on wobbly legs, taking care to maintain his balance. Indigo and Amaranth were both somewhat impressed that he was even able to sit up, let alone stand, so quickly.  When Indigo pulled her Indigo Buster on Amaranth years ago, he wasn’t able to walk for a good 48 hours.

Indigo looked puzzled, “Hey, look, I’m sorry for… well… messing you up and all that… but you really should think about just staying put for at least another hour or…”

“Sorry.  No can do,” Arnick responded, “She’s my responsibility and who knows what may happen if I let her out of my sight!”

“Your responsibility?” Indigo echoed.  She gave that particular wording a bit more thought, “Did you knock her up or something?”

Amaranth shot a look directly at his sister, “INDIGO!

Indigo just shrugged, “What?!  You’re responsible for Cerise, right?”

Arnick and Amaranth both spoke at the same time, “Not like that!”  Indigo couldn’t help but give a small chuckle at the coincidence.

Arnick sighed, “If you must know, I’m…” Arnick wasn’t sure what the best words were, but quickly thought of something, “…her tour guide to Booyah Base.  And not only that, I’m also her ride home.  If I don’t find her, then I’d be a very piss poor tour guide, now wouldn’t I?”

“I suppose so…” Indigo said sounding unconvinced, “…but, listen, even if you were responsible for her, you don't have to go after her right away.  Shell, now that I know what kind of squit she just pulled, she’s probably not even worth the trouble.  You should just rest up for a bit and then go looking for her.  I’m sure she’s fi-”

“Thanks, but no thanks.  I appreciate the concern, but I really must be going!” Arnick said firmly, “Whether or not she’s 'worth it’ as you said really doesn’t matter. She’s still my responsibility and nothing less of falling unconscious again is going to stop me from finding her.”

Indigo sighed knowing full well there was no convincing this guy.  “Fine.  But just so you know, by leaving here, you absolve Paradise Reef and its employees from any liability towards any injuries or complications of existing injuries sustained after exiting the facili-”

NOT THE TIME, SIS!” Amaranth hollered back.

Arnick had now gotten to his feet and was ready to head out even if he had to take it one step at a time. As he started heading for the break room door to leave, he then turned to Indigo with a serious look on his face.  “There is one thing…” Arnick had just figured out how to address Tetrox when he found her, “Can I get a box of Takoyaki to go, please?”

Meanwhile, at a trendy head accessory shop in the middle of Booyah Base…

A bell chimed as the door to Cooler Heads opened.  A short and shy Anemone girl with thick glasses and a fluffy head of pink and green hair tendrils looked over to see the customers that had just entered the shop.  “Oh, um… Hello.  W- Welcome to Cooler Heads.  I’m Annie.  How can I-”

“LOSER ALERT!”  Before she could finish her sentence, the clown fish that was living in her hair shouted out at the top of its gills,  “LAME SAUCE DETECTED!”

Tetrox glared at the clown fish that was glaring right back at her.  Ursy, however, just waved at the two, “Hi Annie!  Hi Moe!”

Annie recognized the little Inkling right away, “Ursy!  W- What are you doing here?!”²

“Looking for my sissy,” she said plainly.

“Oh dear… did you get separated from her?”  Ursy solemnly nodded, “Oh… you poor thing…” Annie motioned to the wares in the shop and gave Ursy a smile, “Why don’t you wait here?  I’m sure she’s worried sick, so she’s probably going to come back here looking for you.  You can stay here and play with the hats until then.”

“NO SHE AIN'T” Moe shouted.  It was clear to Tetrox that Moe did not know what an indoor voice was.

Annie looked straight up with as stern a look on her face as she could have, “N-Now Moe… she’s a lost, little Inkling and… and it’d be irresponsible of us t- to not help.”


“S-s-she’s only seven years old!”


“You… You stop that Moe. P-P-Paying customers… are not losers… and n-n-neither… neither are their family members!” Annie was trying to be as firm with Moe as she could.  The clown fish never did have a thing for tact, but she was not going to let him bad mouth little children.


That got Tetrox’s attention, “WHAT did you just call me?”

Annie now turned her head up to look at Tetrox’s face.  She had been so focused on the lost little Inkling that she didn’t even notice who it was that brought Ursy in.


Annie had just thought that a friendly Inkling had found Ursy and helped bring her back here to try and find her sister.  But she was not expecting that the person to bring her here to be an Octoling.  Annie’s face immediately turned flushed and she found herself at a loss for words.

“Well excuse me, small fry, but I’m staying right here!” Tetrox spat back.


“Why should I listen to you?  You was just talking smack about a little girl just a second ago!”


“Big words coming from a teeny tiny fish stick! Yer Mama ever tell you how you got a mouth like a Bigmouth Bass?”


As the two exchanged barbs at one another, Annie became more and more flustered and uncomfortable.  She prayed that something would happen to help ease the tension and soon.  Ursy just looked at them with a confused look on her face, but from where she was standing, it began to look kind of funny.

To Be Continued…

Written by 

Some Squid Named Steve

Art by Oranguin 

¹ Indigo & Amaranth belong to Freddy Fio / Splattoomy

² Ursy belongs to Ask The Little Inkling

NOTE:  Art from Da Bath House will return in the next part!

Previous Parts:

Tammy’s comments: AH! Nice to see Arnick got out just fine. And I knew Moe would shine in this part. Can’t wait to see what happens next.


Starting something here, folks, so strap in! This will be a look into how a fan of BBC Sherlock, who is also a vehement Johnlocker denier, responds to being presented with TJLC evidence (at their own request).

A couple weeks ago I met a friend of a friend who started talking to me about sherlock, and he pretty much led with “I like this adaptation, except for how a lot of fans try to make it out that John and Sherlock are gay for each other”. My friend told him I believe in that, before I could think how to respond myself, and I told him that I was not going to argue about it. He was interested to know if I could provide evidence later via message and boy can I.

So, he’s been polite enough overall, despite having already claimed he doesn’t believe it and that most of the evidence might just be confirmation bias, and so I sent him a bunch of stuff. In addition to the above, I directed him to @skulls-and-tea (and obviously referenced things by the wonderful @inevitably-johnlocked and @loudest-subtext-in-tv), and also recommended a few of the TJLC Explained videos, though I know videos sometimes aren’t as appealing as text to people who aren’t interested the way us fans are.

So let’s see how this goes! In a couple weeks it’ll all be over and the truth will be out there, but for now, here’s a glimpse into possible TJLC belief from a non-believer, or at the very least a chance to see how a non-believer responds to clear evidence.

Sorry if I’ve not done anything justice with my brief explanations to him, please point me in better directions for future messages with him if this is the case! :D


okay so i was watching the stressed out music vid in the car for like the umpteenth time and i just thought about this:

remember in a certain interview when tyler said that they removed the blue from the original tøp logo because ‘blurryface’ only struck him as red?

well, in the stressed out video he was wearing a full black outfit EXCEPT for his beanie, the backpack, and his shoelaces.

let me go a little bit in depth with everything here:

- this might symbolize how blurryface is the voice in his head, doubting everything that he does and just making him insecure about his intentions (hence the first verse that i am evidently too lazy to type out)
- in some parts of the video (where he is in josh’s garage[?] and his room where he sings the chorus), he takes it off, and it may symbolize that those are the rare moments where he momentarily lets go of the doubts and insecurities that he feels, hence the dancing which might also symbolize him feeling free and letting go

- might symbolize the weight that he always has to carry around, the ‘burdens’ and hardships that he has gone through and STILL is going through
- might mean the things that’s giving him worries but he can’t seem to escape, and it always weighs him down
- as previously stated in the beanie theory, this might mean that even though he has gotten rid of ONE aspect of his insecurities, but can never really let go of ALL of them, as he still carries a big part of it with him

- alright, so this one i’m not entirely sure of, but it MIGHT represent tyler’s uncertainty in the past as to where he is really going with his music. like, it might be about his doubts towards whether he’s going to the right path or not. so yeah, these might not even be correct and i might just be delving in a little too deep with the music video, but this is my theory.

The Age of Strife is upon us...

I’m sure most of you are now aware of the recent debate which has been enveloping the 40k fandom and causing a not-inconsiderable amount of friction. The issue in question is a noble one, but also an delicate one; whether females should be of greater prominence in the 40k universe - both in the fluff, and in terms of models. The issue of female Astartes has also arisen, and given the noted contradiction in the fluff this is an issue which is - whichever side one might take - understandably contested.

To clarify (for those maybe new to the franchise) the Adeptus Astartes (or Space Marines) are an collection of human super-soldiers renowned for being all-male; this is because the genetic engineering process the recruits must undergo is only compatible with the male genome. Is it not explicitly evident why this is (i am not familiar with the reason at any rate), except that the Primarchs are semi-clones of the Emperor, utilising his DNA. This has been a fact of 40k lore pretty much since its creation.

The desire to have female marines is completely understandable - equal representation of women within the franchise (and not the half-hearted Sisters of Battle) is desirable to help achieve sexual equality and eliminate misogyny in the fandom IRL - and the effect might spread to other fandoms, such as video games or comic books. It would also give women in the fandom some badass genetically-engineered women to play on the tabletop, as well as any dudes who might want a female marine army. These are all very good things to aspire to.

The problem, however, lies in the fact that this contradicts the lore - in a big way. Any attempt to alter the lore to accommodate “Adepta Astartes” would result in other areas of the lore being severely altered, too (overhaul of Mechanicus and Imperial doctrine, changing of Imperial history, etc.). The 40k fandom are not a bunch who tend to like it when the lore is arbitrarily changed - take the 5th Edition Necron codex, the renaming of the Imperial Guard, or anything written by Matt Ward as examples. While the argument that “it would be for a good cause” might certainly be justified, if the ultimate effect is to have female marines despised for “what they did to the fluff” then nothing has been achieved overall - any benefits to equality that might’ve been gained would be immediately lost to a considerable portion of the fandom holding a grudge against them.

This isn’t limited to female equality - any significant, sudden, illogical changes to any army’s lore (revival of the Necrontyr, completion of Old One-intended Ork evolution, reconciliation of the Dark Eldar into the Craftworld Eldar lifestyle, the return of the Emperor) will inevitably be met with animosity. The desire to keep the Astartes as they are is not sexism; it’s the desire to maintain the elaborately-created story because we love the universe for what it is.

I’m sure i don’t just speak for myself when i say that a more realistic goal might be to highlight the prominence of women in armies which are already stated to have female soldiers. Some armies already do this more than others. These armies include - but are not limited to - the following:

The Imperial Guard
Militarum Tempestus
Chaos Renegades
The Inquisition
Dark Eldar
Adeptus Mechanicus
Sisters of Battle (a given, but they could do with a revamp)
Chaos Space Marines (anything could happen with Chaos, and a Daemon Princess seems very plausible).

Not to mention the increased mention of female members of non-combatant bodies, such as the High Lords of Terra, the Ministorum, the Tau Water Caste, or something.

The crux of my argument is that it’s unwise to change something so fixed when there are many areas of the fandom which would very happily benefit from female characters being present - the inclusion of 2nd Lieutenant Mira in “Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine” was very refreshing, and she was a genuinely likeable and respectable character. The game was better off for her being there, and not as a sex symbol either. This is the sort of gender equality which would be not only canonically-acceptable but actively encouraged within the fandom. If that works well, and if the idea of female marines becomes more cogent, then who knows where one could go after that?

Thanks for reading, i appreciate it. Emperor be with you.