A PSA to the Voltron Fandom:

Since a lot of you don’t seem to get this, as an Eastern Asian, I’m going to lay it out for you.

Being pale skinned does not mean you’re white.

Saying a character is pale skinned is not “erasing their ethnicity”

(Anyways ethnicity is more than just a skin color so…)

And POC is not a scale.

You are not more POC for being dark skinned.

You are more oppressed for being dark skinned.

You are not less POC for being light skinned.

You are less oppressed for being light skinned.

You all take the definition way too seriously.

POC is a group of people, one you all clearly don’t understand.

A diagram, for those who do not understand:

(Note: This is true for the most part, although the individuals ethnicity/etc. may cause oppression to vary)

Important Notes:

  • Pale Skin =/= White
  • Pale Skin = Favoritism

Using this you this equation you can clearly figure out why ships between two pale skinned characters would be more popular.

This is not to say pale skinned poc do not face oppression, however, for the most part, it is to a much lesser extent.

Anyways if you’re white and think you are “defending” us, please stop, you’re colorism is showing, and don’t you dare even compare our oppression to what some other people face.

-Mod Nyma

I apologize for the potato quality of this but I grabbed a cell phone pic as quickly as I could.
This is the breakdown of hate crimes that have happened since November 8th of this year, in Drumpfland.
Please note that Jewish people are still the most targeted religious group (not to make light of the spike in Islamophobic hate crimes, obviously, because the attacks on Muslims are repulsive). I see little to no one outside of the Jewish community talking about the spike of Antisemitic hate crime, and we need to be included in your social justice narratives. We need your support and we need your help.
CNN is literally running banners debating if Jews are people are not. We have people soon to be in positions of power in the government who hate Jews and think Hitler was right. We have people coming in who are literally Nazis and Jewish lives are at risk, and no one but Jews seem to care.
I’ve been afraid for most my life that camps would come to America and my family would once again be murdered en masse by a fascist government, and that has a dangerously increasing likelihood every single day. I don’t want to be right, but I fear that I am.

making gif-graphics is harder than making plain gifs and many times i would just make plain gifs just to keep this blog running with original content from me but then i look at my url and its like telling me make those manganime graphics come on and i just had to live up for it right and just look at that icon i chose as if saitama is like waiting for forever for me to make something  -_-

NOTE: this is completely canon and contradicts most things with the series. after reading how vicky holmes said that she knew family trees would be really…..screwed up and stuff and that she wanted to actually leave it to fan interpretation about relations, i wanted to do just that!!

this is completely fanon and this is just me noting what relations i would have preferred over the ones we got, so ages and bloodlines are obviously mixed here.

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Since the office gave me a new laptop, I would have to surrender my old one. Oh yes, but to be honest, it gives me this sting of nostalgia as I start to delete unnecessary files, check and transfer some, and most of all, clean some notes. Yes, my laptop’s notes are some of the most important parts of my day or something like that. I keep them into notes so that whenever I am having a bad day, I can just browse through them and feel somehow good.

And down to the last 2 notes, I saw these two stickers at the bottom of all the other stickers. 

“I love you.”

“Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.”

— Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

Do you remember them? They are still too vivid to forget. It was a hot day and I was on my way to an early meeting. We had the chance to share a good breakfast first. I was taking a bath and you were browsing through my laptop. While I was about to present, your sticker flashed through the screen and everyone saw it. I can’t think of any other way but to smile. It’s sweet for me. 

Danielewski’s quote about passion - to suffer. We were having some crazy bad times, some wild swings left and right, punches and blood, alcohol and cigarette, overdose and cuts. And I have realized - how will you know if you really love someone? To suffer. An emotion correlated with love, with caring, with the willingness to bleed and to get hurt and to die a thousand times just to keep something that gives you joy intact.

And I transfer all my files to my new laptop, I would have to say to these notes. The pixels and bytes might be gone but you will always have a special space here. So long. Until we meet again. Perhaps, in another life. 

I believe in the concept of a multiverse wherein we are living a thousand million lives with a thousand million probabilities but eventually, we will always fall for each other in whatever life, in whatever form. I will always find you.

please note my cat’s second most distinctive feature! ear nips! she most likely got them when she was an outdoor cat, which is also when she got shot. her most distinctive feature is her extremely loud voice. also the fact that she got shot and lived

how does my post have 4000+ notes i didnt think there were even that many discoursers lmao… i think the most interesting part is that like 90% of the notes are reblogs of the original post or reblogs criticizing aces who commented on it. probably half of the reblogs have “thank you” or “i didnt know how to say this” in the tags. the 10% that are aces are all fucking wild and parasite off of each other while the vast majority of notes is spread around tumblr, not just discourse areas which i think is really interesting

fantastic; a collection of short poems - part two

s t r a n g e:
by a stroke of luck,
he stayed on at Hogawarts.
a wonderful seven years,
before he realised that he had to go out
to face the world.
he knew where he wanted to go.
but first,
he had two years,
two long, hard years
of nothing but paperwork
boredom clouding the days.
then he moved.
he was doing what he had wanted to do;
what he always knew he had wanted to do.
he moved up,
up the corporal ladder,
and then he was being offered
the chance of a lifetime.
how could he resist?
he agreed,
took the plunge,
bravely, happily,
bursting with anticipation
and left.
for his dream,
for something better.
{note: this is based on the most recent update of the Wikia, where it is stated that Newt was never expelled from Hogwarts. this information was retrieved on the seventh of December.}

g o l d:
she really didn’t know what possessed her.
when she saw the poor boy,
she knew she had to do something.
and so
the small whisk of colour
that had been woven into her life
was gone.
just like that.
and whenever
whenever she wanted to cry
and scream at herself
his eyes floated back into her mind.
the childlike hope
the calm that settled
in the depths.
and she would smile,
continuing with whatever she was doing.
she knew she didn’t doubt for a moment
whether what she did
was right or wrong.
maybe she saw a little of herself
and her sister in him.
lost children
in the big, big world.  

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life update

[ I think the most important thing to note right now is that I’m still alive, which is the most basic life update I can give, I guess?

Anyway, things are pretty hectic in meatspace for me as I’m sure some of you guys have noticed via my continually extended absence(s). For those who weren’t aware I was promoted to assistant manager at my job, so that came with extended hours, and now we’re in the Christmas countdown rush (it’s retail so I doubt I need to say more) so being around is quite a bit harder.

As for more recent news, I went through a rough patch with some overdue homework, a bad work schedule, sudden sickness, and then a few weeks ago I managed to hit a deer with my car on the way to work. I’m doing okay now and I just got my car back from the shop, thankfully, so that chapter is at the very least closed. It was a close call and we were afraid the insurance company was going to total it, but they paid off the repairs after all and my little Focus is back in business.

I’m still in school but I am very close to being done; I’m in my second to last class before graduation. I would have been done sooner but I had a pretty Bad Time that I don’t care to elaborate on and had to withdraw from a class that I will be retaking next semester. Things are smoothing out a bit as of late, though, so it’s just a matter of staying on top of my homework. (Never mind the fact that I’m writing this post instead of doing homework. Don’t follow my lead, kids.)

Living situation still isn’t the best, but it’s gotten a little better thanks to my work schedule keeping me out of the house. I am currently looking at apartments and a second job to pay for said apartments. We’ll see how that turns out.

On the mental wellbeing front I am doing far better than I have in the past; I’m learning a lot more about privacy and moderation, though, so I won’t say much more than that. Rest assured that I’m doing okay and I am taking good care of myself - or, as good as I can, given the circumstances.

Staying away from DARP’s been a good time for me to reflect on past behaviors and suffice to say I’m going to re-approach my place in this community from a more casual and hopefully saner standpoint. Unfortunately that means I will be making some changes to my availability for RP - namely, I’m going to be incredibly selective and less interested in stretching myself thin in the name of gaining popularity. I just want to have fun; if it stops being fun, then it’s time to take a break. Simple enough.

Right now I’ve got a lot of obligations to worry about aside from work and school; I’m woefully behind on art commissions to the point that it’s unacceptable. I’ll be revisiting those soon, I hope, because it’s important that I follow through on those things above all else. Hopefully this is a good chance for me to get it together.

Anyway, all that being said, I hope I can return in some capacity, even if it’s just to pop my head in every few weeks and reply to two or three threads. I miss this blog, and I miss you guys. And even if it doesn’t work out in the end and I have to leave for good, I figure that’s okay, because it doesn’t change the fact that I had a good time here. Hopefully I can make it last a little longer. ]

highkey want a boy who’s taller than me and has messy hair and nice eyebrows and is strong enough to lift me and carry me when I’m tired and is intelligent and can carry smart conversations and calls me beautiful and treats me right in front of his friends

I will forever want justice for every female character who was demonized by fandom because their canon ties to a male character was deemed a threat to a popular slash pairing. 


get to know me meme - [½] ships: rupphire (garnet)

↳  Go ahead and try to hit me if you’re able. Can’t you see that my relationship is stable? I can see you hate the way we intermingle. But I think you’re just mad ‘cause you’re single.


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