this is how we know it's not real life

I'm going to be honest

The eddsworld fandom does not deserve new episodes.

Y'all had one warning from Tom, yet your peers still didn’t get the memo. You know why people are so mad?!

The creators don’t want to look up their names and see nsfw gay art with THEIR REAL NAMES on it!

That can cost them their jobs, their social life, their own personal relationships!

You ever thought of that?

We do not deserve new episodes for how the fandom has been acting. It may not been you, but if a handful of people do something, it ruins for the rest of us.

Sorry but that’s the harsh truth and if something doesn’t change RIGHT NOW, eddsworld might as well be on its last line.

Wake up. Your “gay ship” isn’t more important than someone’s life.


If Disney dont renew Girl Meets World, then they have some real explaining to do…
Theres thousands of comments on any GMW related posts saying to save the show
Theres a MASSIVE difference between GMW and the 2nd most popular show in the poll. Over 512k for GMW to 29k for the 2nd most popular show says a lot….

This show is important to every age group. Everyone can learn an important life lesson from this. This isnt a show that tries to make everything funny, this is a show that touches on real life situations and comes up with solutions to help. This is a show that makes people know that being them is the best they can be, and not to change for anyone. I know that it has helped me become a much better person, its helped me understand things more, and how to face the world. I wish to grow up with this show and take more lessons from it.

The fans have spoken. We want GMW season 4. So please, please give us that.

  • What she says: “Yeah, I’m fine.”
  • What she means: “Okay listen, the show Freaks and Geeks was really great, it was funny and well cast and it let you really get to know and love the characters as though they’re your friends too and not just part of some tv series, the show really had some depth to it and the characters went through stuff we can all relate to, it wasn’t just some cliché high school show either, there were cheesy moments but that happens in real life too, the show was way ahead of its time and I can’t believe there’s only 18 episodes, how can you cancel such a great show after only one season?”
Normal Horoscope:

Aries: You cling to something. Let it go. Its weight will only strain you.

Taurus: Take them in your hands and savor the heat.

Gemini: Life has a way of mirroring itself. The end is marked by an image of the beginning. The wheel turns.

Cancer: Think of those important to you. Do you feel how hot that importance burns? Yet we never seem to share its depth. That same flame burns in all of us. You are not unloved.

Leo: Root beer is damn tasty. It used to be made of real roots and it was disgusting. Every draft is better than the last.

Virgo: Make a map of somewhere imaginary. Know it as you do your own home. Once it is there, it will continue to grow.

Libra: Your soul radiates off you like the ripples in a pond. Watch yourself. Your soul shows more than you know.

Scorpio: Terror and love are the same emotion.

Ophiuchus: Do you see the girl with the barbed wire halo? Nobody else does.

Capricorn: The worst thing about our demons is that sometimes we love them.

Aquarius: If honey nut cheerios are gluten free then why are they so good? Stop yourself. Some things need no questioning or explanation. Allow tasty to be tasty.

Pisces: Quit being a wimp and eat her out. Forget about the scales.


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Stiles makes it home.  Mostly.  He has his hand on the knob but then kind of just sinks down to his knees and starfishes face-down over the threshold, half in his apartment and half in the hall.  This feels like as good a place as any to live out the rest of his life, gets a nice draft and everything.

That’s how Scott and Lydia find him when Scott gets home twenty minutes later.

Scott crouches down next to his head and squawks out an alarmed: “Stiles, Jesus, what happened?”

Stiles turns his head so his cheek is pressed flat to the floorboard and he can see Scott’s concerned puppy expression under his fringe.  “I met him.”  It sounds like a death sentence the way he’s said it, all croaky and broken.  In a way, it kind of is so fair play to Stiles.  “I—We talked.  He asked me to come back tomorrow.”  He props himself up with his hands on the floor, halfway to standing but not that invested in it yet.

Scott frowns at him.  “Why do you look like the world just ended then?”  Stiles flops back down unhappily and Scott points a finger in his face.  Literally in his face, cheek depressed under Scott’s fingertip.  He pokes a few more times, says, “Because that all sounds like really good news.”

Stiles shifts his cheek away from Scott, which puts him squashed-nose-down against their floor again.  He blinks into the darkness from his own shadow.  “I’m in love with him,” he mumbles to himself, groans.  “This is so stupid, I know, Lydia, shut up” he points at where she was standing against the doorframe before he returned to his friend the floor and stabs at her with his finger, “—preemptively shut up—but he actually is it.  He’s my person.”  Stiles rolls over like a depressed seal, sits up and digs the heels of his palms into his eyes, making starbursts and orange blobs bloom behind the lids.  “I’m… finished.  I just knew it.  He was sitting there, being all—” Stiles lowers his hands, blinks plaintively up at Scott and Lydia, “you know, with the face and the surliness and I thought, I thought, yeah, this face, this surliness, that’s my new forever.”  He drops back down, floor and spine smushed together again.  “Only it isn’t and I am massively, irreparably fucked because he has a girlfriend.  And even if he wasn’t unobtainable, he’s still unobtainable.  In an ‘I have to invent new words because there aren’t ones that so much as touch him’ kind of way.”

Lydia taps the toe of her high heel into his chest and tells him thoughtfully, “You’re depressing, you know that?”  She carefully sips from the same latte cup she had earlier, purses her lips.  “Also, did you say tomorrow?  Your computer science midterm is tomorrow.”

Stiles pops upright, eyes wide. Nooooo.  That can’t—it isn’t—goddamn it!   “Oh shit.  Shit.  Fuck.  Shit.  I can’t meet him tomorrow.”  His midterm’s not until late evening but he hasn’t even started the studying process yet.  Which consists of downing a bunch of his Adderall pills, holing up in the library, jamming all related information that’ll stick into the folds of his brain where it’ll later leak out to be replaced by song lyrics and Friends quotes, sobbing - bitterly, going to the corner gas station for 5am Red Bulls, an hour or so of unscheduled and repeated cat naps while he slaps himself in the face to try to spark consciousness, drooling, desperate crying, panicked reading and, finally, acceptance that he will not pass.  Until he miraculously does (about an 87% success rate on that).

There was no room for Derek in that.  Derek eclipses everything, even the Friends quotes.  Stiles can’t see him and retain anything to do with computers on the same day.

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so i finally got off my arse to do a follower forever! ive probably forgotten some people bc sideblogs and such but know that i love you all! 

some really important people:
@unchillnursey - my dude, my pal u know how much i love u and u have actually saved my life for real,, its so crazy that we met bc of check please,, like can u even believe it

@omgheckplease - babe ur so lovely and sweet and silly and gorgeous ily 💖 (and ur blogs of course) 

@pandowl - pal you are very very kind and helpful and its nice to know that you are in my corner you know?

@legendarydragondefender - we only started talking recently (my bad) but its really easy to talk to you and very good :))

@adopt-all-the-tadpoles, @androgynousspacemango, @antoinerousssel, @aroaceshitty, @artsyhipsternhlbro, @asexualdex, @asexualnursey, @audiaphilios, @autisticchowder, @autisticzimmboni, @autistic–wellie, @benjji2795, @birlcholtz, @bi-ransom@bittebittle, @biholsom@bittleforpresident, @bisexualjustinoluransi, @bisexual-holster, @bobaphichit, @bootytoohella, @bpdkentparson, @blueeyes-and-hockeysticks@bshittyknights, @caitlnfarmer, @camillacollinsfanclub, @captainmorielly, @catknit7, @checkpleasetae, @chilllaxbro, @chillwhiskey, @chowder-chow, @chowderdefensesquad, @competitivefuckinghorticulture, @dadbob, @dallaseguin, @dayslegend, @demidex, @derek-nursey-nurse@dewrecknurse, @dexnurseyheadcanons, @dexondefense@dexs-freckles, @dexthecryptid, @dexydex, @didjamissme, @dixie-champagne, @drinkity, @ehbittle, @epickegster, @especially-shitty

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I know, I know, but the only thing I can think about when pondering all the BTS stuff about Magnus’ penthouse (besides the fact that they call it a fucking penthouse), is how many fucking couches, sofa’s, one seats, lounging chairs and other seating furniture Magnus has in there.

And Alec and Magnus are going to make out on ALL OF THEM.

Ok so first we have the black couch, which is obviously nr. 1, since it’s both the largest, and Alec has history with it, since he cleaned it once. (Although I think it’s a new one and not the same). Like, obviously half of all make-outs start there.

Then there is the blue one seater, which Alec is very fond of, because of the turquoise shirt Magnus wore so dramatically. Basically, turquoise is Magnus’ color, and Alec can’t resist him when he’s sitting in it. Not the most comfortable seat, but the elbow rests are low enough.

The yellow one is a challenge, because the pillows tend to move. But the arm rests are the perfect width for Magnus’ thighs to fit in next to Alec’s, so perfect for straddling. Once things heat up they need to move though.

There’s not a lot of free wall space in Magnus’ appartment, because he likes to decorate, but those pillars are all they need for their vertical make-outs. Best part is they can stumble from one to another, so it’s easy to switch between who’s pressed against the wall, leg hiked up, kissed breathless.

They tried the table once, but the table cloth was slippery, and butt prints are always a no-go, even if the butt they come from is an extremely attractive one.

Then there is this magical lounge chair. Like, look at it, it’s made for make-outs. Honestly, it’s made for sex. (I’m especially fond of it because it’s right next to the Chess Board, and in the Chess dating fic I’m currently writing they end up making out on the couch, and THIS ONE IS PERFECT.)

Alec’s favorite after the blue one.

Magnus realized Alec’s mission to Make Out On All The Things, and suddenly the furniture moves around! See evidence A), the flashy new red one seater, and the evidence B) the yellow seat that’s moved to join the chess board. I love this because Magnus alters his home according to his mood, and I am so here for it. (Also notice all the pillows which have disappeared for the most part in other shots? I’m thinking those were lost to the floor thanks to two giants trying to fit all their limbs on one piece of furniture).

After a little bit, they’re both kind of ready for a new challenge, cue all the other furniture.

They tried this once, but the seating was horrible so they ended up stumbling against the bookcase and then Magnus’ potions nearly fell. No more make-outs allowed. Alec still kisses Magnus gently on the forehead/cheek/lips when he brings him coffee after pulling an all-nighter in his library.

Their first movie together had a scene in it where someone wiped all stuff from someone’s desk as a romantic gesture. Magnus immediately warned Alec off to never ever do that. The first time Alec uses his desk to sleepily write a fire letter, wearing only one of Magnus’ shirts and his boxers, Magnus kind of gets swept away himself. He seats himself upon the desks, pulls Alec forward by magically moving his chair, and kisses Alec’s breath away.

Only Magnus gets to wipe his desk.

Besides The Mission To Make Out On All The Things, the biggest reason they stick around downstairs a lot, is because the staircase is not made to make out on. Shins, ankles, elbows, shoulders, everything has been bumped into the metal of the staircase at least a dozen times, while they try to make their way upstairs without stopping to kiss.

It’s the bane of Alec’s existence.

(Also, in the background, is that a spare bedroom? It’s not Magnus’ one because no reds, but it does look like a bed?)

And then, last but not least, there’s this one, which is possibly in Magnus’ bedroom, and which is just so soft looking and inviting, like honestly, it’s made for making-out.

Basically, I really love Magnus’ lair, there’s so much nooks and hidden places and so much personality, and I can’t wait for Alec and Magnus to have fun in it. And to write all the fic, because SO MANY POSSIBILITIES.

We take rejection well its life

How american guys take rejection: Fxck you then Ugly @$$ b!tch

How Islander’s take rejection: Baby gyal Mi going to be right here waiting for ya right here til the end of time incase you change ya mind

*doesn’t move from spot*
*makes eye contact so ya know its real*

Top 5 Bias Tag

hiI got tagged by the amazing @jinjins-freckles to do the top 5 bias tag so Thank you❤ 

 1. Park Minhyuk aka Rocky- He has become my ultimate bias (consider I have a blog thats 95% dedicated to him) and guys he is honestly such loveable person he never fails to make me smile and he honestly has a heart of gold, and his dancing and rapping is my life and plus were both 99 liners and only two days apart😉 but I relate to him because we both love to dance and love food, but guys this boy is ethereal like how is he real even when he drinks is so cute, this boi got me whipped and wrapped around his fingers.

Originally posted by astro-moonbinrockytrash

2. Jeon Jeongguk (Jungkook)- My bunny comes second on my list but guys jungkook is such a talented and competitive person I know and he has improve alot since 2013 and he killed me in Not Today MV (check it out its lit, I lowkey want to learn the dance) but he also never fails to make me smile and he works really hard for almost the past 4 years since he started his career with the 6 other members.

Originally posted by rainbowboombox

3. Park Jimin (Mochi, I lowkey almost type Park Mochi instead of Park Jimin)- now this boi doesnt know when to quit it because he be coming back looking even more beautiful but anyways from what I hear and see that this mochi is such a sweetheart, he shows never ending love to not only the other bangtan members but to also A.R.M.Y’s. His smile makes me smile and he can be a 0 to 100 real quick he has grown alot and improved alot since he only trained for only 1 year and debuted and I forever will call him mochi because he is one.

Originally posted by irapjustlikejay-z

4. Amber aka Llama- now everyone must be thinking, Emma why did you put Amber on your list well guys Amber has got me shook and she has been my bias in f(x) since I discovered them over two years ago (possibly two years?? I’m bad at remembering when I found them) and she literally so adorable and talented and she is someone that all of us should look up too because she works hard continuosly just to put her self written songs out there (like shake that brass, beautiful, borders etc..) and after watching some of her ranting monkeys had me dying of laughter.

Originally posted by bunnycooper107

5. last but definitely not least Hansol Vernon Chwe aka Vernon- okay I know you guys will ask me why is vernon 5th on my list well truth be told he may be my bias but I haven’t really been paying much attention to seventeen but I do Check In (see what I did there) at times to see what’s new on their channel and I have been loving their new album but HighLight is just a huge bop but anyways he is a dork but he is also a strong individual because how he had to deal with being taunted, discriminated for being half korean and half caucasian as a kid and he has grown alot and he has shown and spread that you can gain success despite your ethnicity or your parents status.

Originally posted by carol12lopes-blog

Anyways I hope you guys enjoyed me explaining why these five people are my bias and it’s been hard to do this because I have a list to those who I bias but anyways I tag @sanhatation, @tinytaeil, @dontstealjiminsjams, @astro-tastic and @mystic-astro-trash you guys dont have to do this if you dont want to

anonymous asked:

My grandfathers not feeling well. I want to be ready for when the time comes that he we leave his world. What book do I read to teach me how to end suffering? What can I read to help me with the passing of a loved one? Please let me know as soon as possible.

I am sorry your grandfather is not doing well. It’s always tough when a loved one is going through pain. 

One of my favorite books that helped me a little cope with loss is The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron. It is an excellent book and highly recommended.

Death is unavoidable. It is a necessary part of life. But most of us fail to realize its reality, its realness. We go through our life loving and caring for those around us. We watch them age and get sick, and there’s always another day until there isn’t, and we feel our life is crashing down. But in reality we just forget about death and tend to only deal with it when it happens. However, dealing or coping with it only when it happens only causing our suffering to be greater and longer. Instead, we should regularly meditate and contemplate on death.

Meditating on death is a practice since the Buddha’s time. Buddha and his disciples would meditate at graveyards and contemplate on the process of life and death. It helped the disciples realize the stages every living being goes through: birth, age, sickness, and death. Understand and accepting this helps us deal with death when it happens. When we understand and accept it, we suffer less because we know this is inevitable. Regardless of who we are, kings, presidents, monastics, high class, middle class, low class - we all go through the same cycle of birth and death. So don’t try to avoid it, accept it and know that death is not the end. It is only a continuation from one form of life to another.

Smile and be well!   

anonymous asked:

Omg is it true that aaron gets beaten up in prison? I am scared.

Hey there first of all here have a hug, it’s gonna be fine we can get through this together ok?! Well there’s nothing officially confirmed yet, we do know that he’s send down for 12 months tho and he’s going to prison on thursday next week so we’ll see him in prison on friday next week. I mean with the mental state he’s in right now he won’t cope very well. And it seems like they’re doing the prison storyline he might have to deal with things like homophobia in prison (its an actual real life issue they wanna address) so it could be possible he gets hurt inside. I know I feel ya I hurt so much for Aaron he doesn’t deserve this. The only good thing is and I hope its going this way, that people will see how prison affects him and makes him worse, that people see how others are harrassing him and that they’re gonna help him, get him outta there to get proper help. I am really excited for Aaron to get help, to get better, he deserves this so much. It’s gonna be hard to watch but I know its also gonna be great coz Danny will totally rock those scenes and in the end Aaron will get help, will get better and will get out soon so he can go on live his life with his wonderful husband and his little sister in the mill and thats what you should focus on Aaron will get through this and we still will see his pretty face on screen thats something right?! I wouldn’t wanna miss him he’s everything to me ;)

It’s come to my attention that some new sugar babies think that some of the successful sugar babies have it so easy. Never judge a book by its cover. It’s easy to share the great glamour moments we have but even harder to share our mistakes or bad stories. I’d definitely like to say knowing sugar babies in the real world that we have definitely had some lows. I’ll try to post more on how to be safe and mistakes to avoid. I’ll also try to talk about some of my big mistakes as well
Xoxo Gissella

i think people tend to underestimate having online friends sometimes like, i don’t think people who experience what we do will understand how it’ll be. for us whenever we tell other people like ‘yeah we met them through tumblr’ or ‘they’re my tumblr friends’, i always get the feeling that it’ll be frowned upon and it’s sad to say that it’s true.

but what they don’t get is the fact that these are actual people with different lives living in different countries and it fascinates me??? even more when there are people on this site who are willing to be my friend, send me voice messages, send me good morning and good night wishes that not even the people around me within reach will bother doing. and when a mutual turns into something more than a ‘tumblr friend’ where i proudly say ‘that’s my friend’, oh hell no, my heart just-

i don’t think i have expressed how grateful i am to be talking to a lot of people on this site. i don’t deem myself as ‘popular’ or any of that bullshit but to anyone who has sent me a message or even an ask or even fangirled or fanboyed with a split second with me, i am thankful to have that with you.

who else has the chance to say i’ve just finished ranting out to a girl in texas or i have just screamed my lungs through snapchat to a person all the way in california or i finished my three session skype call with someone in singapore or i just had the most motivating thing ever said to me from someone in chile or i have been inspired and been loved by almost people from all over the world and it just constantly blows my mind of how real this all is.

that behind a mere username or a tumblr url, there is someone behind there, who is trying to get by like me. or having it harder than me. or having their semester break and is enjoying life before hell consumes over bc yes college and assignments, the root of all evil. or some are even married but still share the same interests as we do.

and yeah, i know. meeting the wrong people here can be another thing too. like some claiming to be someone they’re not or even online predators but if you find the right people with the right precautions and you find the mix of people who take the time to talk to you, talk to me, someone they’ve never met physically but feels like we have this connection despite just being on the internet?

i’m grateful. so, so grateful. i’ve experienced so much, learnt so much, talked to so many different people and have bonded with so many of you that it blows my mind. i get to learn about how is it like in another country, another state. i have the privilege to talk to people of different ethnicities, cultures, learn a bit more in depth rather than what we see on the surface of the internet. i get to experience real friendship that i can’t explain with words and for that, i’m thankful.

thank you, for anyone, who took the time to talk to me. even if it was just one message or extreme keyboard smashing in the tags when you reblog something from me or an ask every now and then or the first and last time you’ve sent me an ask, i’m thankful.

and i’m happy.

so go and make someone smile today. :-)
because one message, can do that much.

anonymous asked:

Sooo, some seem to be already back in their life rafts paddling back to the sunken ship and its barnacles. How long till they have all regrouped, convinced that there's more to it, that they don't know what's been going on bts etc? How long till we have to get out the violines again to play another swan song?

Are we surprised that ES and the their followers have managed to cling to a raft? No, we’re not surprised. They have three years worth of receipts, breadcrumbs, and conspiracy theories that explain EVERYTHING. Reality is not real, and the only truth to be believed are the words ES make up for their SamCait picture book. Sam and Cait’s words are not to be believed. Nope. Best. Fans. Never.

The next sinking will likely happen at ECCC.

Alice 🐇

loveilikepancake  asked:

Omg, dont you think SEVENTEEN is turning into real life anime characters. They all have fucking razor sharp features, colorful hair/on point hair, and fine ass bodies. They are also super sweet and shit like a lot of high school anime guys. I dont know its really weird. Love ya❤️🍪❤🍪

lmao sometimes it definitely looks like it! 😂 how they’re all real is beyond understanding, yet somehow they are :D and honestly they’re so sweet we’re so spoiled 😭 so lovable ♥ love you too 😘

Admin Scooter

Just a little update on my life

I finally have a small break in between exams. We have a brief holiday period before midterm week. Meaning I’ll have time to actually sit down tonight and do a bit of writing! I took two exams this week. Didn’t do so good on one but did okay on the other. Lost a shoe. I don’t know how. I hope all of you are doing okay, especially with all that has been happening. :)

Musing No.6

Did you see those roots? 
Like matchsticks in a box
Those roots have smited rock
and lived for 10 score years

It’s boughs protect chicks from fears
imagined and real as a sparrowhawk hovers overhead

It’s trunk could make a ship, its bark heal the sick
while branches make bars

But here it clings for dear life on a bank
Does it know how we rely on it?
I hope not

Shaun King And Why We’re So Quick To Believe White Folks

As I write this, activist Shaun King’s name is trending on Twitter…nationwide. If you are unfamiliar, with all the incidents of police brutality plaguing our nation, King has been a voice within the Black Lives Matter movement. And he doesn’t just have swift Twitter fingers, he’s about that work in real life as well.

King was also set to launch a new organization called the Justice Coalition, which seeks to end police brutality in this country by forming policy teams and launching an additional website to tell the true stories of how police brutality effects its victims.

But he’s not trending because of these new initiatives. He’s trending because people want to know if he’s really Black like he claims to be. They want to know if he’s “the next Rachel Dolezal.” And we all know how she dominated the news cycle for a good two weeks.

Breitbart, a right-winged, conservative news aggregation site named after its founder, Andrew Breitbart, alleged that King, who has said  he has a White mother and a Black father, lied about being bi-racial. They believe he lied about his ethnicity to get a scholarship to Morehouse from Oprah Winfrey. They also claim he lied about being in a car accident and being attacked by racists during his high school years in rural Kentucky.

Breitbart said he obtained a copy of his birth certificate that seems to list a White man as his father.

The story blew up from there. You know folks love to have the tea. And in their quest to join the hashtag or unearth a scandal, many never even took the time to consider the source.

As a journalism major we were taught to question everything. When I was interning for a copywriter at MSNBC, she told me, “If your mother tells you she loves you, get a second opinion.” That’s the mindset we were trained to adopt when attempting to process new information.

Today, when I heard that it was Breitbart that was trying to call Shaun King a liar, I immediately doubted the notion. Not so much because I question everything I hear and read. Admittedly, I’ve become more and more lax on that front, but because I know the recent history of the publication.

For those who were paying attention to the news during the summer of 2010, you may remember Breitbart was the same publication that infamously cost Shirley Sherrod her job with the Department of Agriculture.

Breitbart obtained excerpts from a speech Sherrod gave at an NAACP event. The site chopped and screwed the video and painted Sherrod as a racist. When in actuality, her speech warned people not to let their personal prejudices stand in the way of helping someone and developing quality friendships.

But everyone trusted Breitbart. Instead of watching the whole video for themselves, the story spread like wildfire. FoxNews led the way and then a New York CBS affiliate picked it up and then the Atlanta Journal Constitution. By that afternoon, Sherrod received numerous emails from government officials asking her to submit her resignation. The NAACP stepped forward saying they condemned her remarks. And her superiors told her The White House requested that she resign immediately.

And it was all a lie, for nothing. A conservative, White publication said something was true, put up a few video clips and a Black woman, who wasn’t even given the opportunity to tell her side of the story, lost her job because of it.

In all honesty, the Shaun King receipts seem plausible, just like the Sherrod receipts did five years ago. A White man on your birth certificate is pretty convincing.

But Breitbart is something like a MediaTakeout for conservative White folks. The story looks good on the surface, but when you do your own investigation, it’s bullshit. And for whatever reason, their rumors don’t just stir up drama and kick up mess, they cause emotional and psychological damage. Sherrod lost her job and was publicly shamed by her people and the government. At the end of the day everybody looked like fools, had to issue apologies, including The White House, and Breitbart, the site and the man, likely reveled in the exposure and visits to their website.

Judging by the way the story about Shaun King took off, their credibility didn’t even suffer.

And that is the very problem King is fighting against. We talk about Black Lives mattering and having value. But when it’s our word against a White man’s we discover we’re still less credible, inferior.  It’s devastating when people, particularly Black people, are so ready and willing to believe something just because a White man said it.

I know I’ve referenced this before, but the same thing happened when Barack Obama was running for President. Black folks wanted to vote for him but didn’t think he stood a chance of winning. But when he took Iowa, when they saw that White folks were cosigning him, then all of a sudden we felt comfortable to support our own.

Y’all we don’t need the White man’s cosign anymore.

And we need to question the coverage of Black people on all media platforms, particularly when the only time Black people are mentioned is when someone is attempting to discredit us.

By now you might be wondering did Shaun address his racial makeup. He did, via his Twitter page.

Later, another Twitter user posted this picture as a response.


If you can’t tell that that’s a Black man, then I’m going to need you to just click out and have a nice day.

It was a friend of King’s who offered a bit more explanation about his background on Facebook. You can read the whole thing here; and you should, but this part seems to be of particular importance.

And to question his race? Since the third grade, Shaun has had to deal with whispers as to his racial make-up. Whispers that no adult helped him deal with or process. Yes, that includes his mother. Shaun got called “Nigger” just as much, if not more, than myself or any of my black friends and family while growing up in Versailles. Do you think an 8 year old would volunteer for that type of treatment? A funny colored, wavy haired child just trying to navigate life? To have anything from racial slurs to cups full of dip-spit (chewing tobacco) hurled at you from confederate flag covered pick-up trucks? And then 20 years later have some right wing assholes question whether it ever happened and go as far as to call you a fraud and try to de-bunk years of social justice work that you’ve put under your belt? We grew up in a town where white mothers were constantly dis-owned by their families for having relationships and making children with black fathers. Where even into the 2000’s, the racial identities of mix-raced children were a taboo topic. Shaun was a direct victim of that. 20 years later, much progress has been made in my town of Versailles, but we are proving we have much further to go if people from my home town don’t speak the fuck up.

Honestly, at first I was wondering why he didn’t just explain explicitly. But this made it clear for me. He doesn’t owe us his story. He’s not another Rachel Dolezal trying to get shine by identifying with an oppression she willingly adopted. He’s about this life.

And it’s a shame that instead of riding for Shaun like he’s been riding for us, we were quick to start making memes, questioning his work and retweeting a story that was meant to undermine and distract from the very issues that are killing us.

I don’t believe in supporting unscrupulous people simply because they’re Black, but when White folks start going hard against Black revolutionaries, we should question the source, the motives and make sure the receipts check out.

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“Real life is a funny thing, you know. I think most of us fear reaching the end of our life and looking back regretting the moments we didn’t speak up. When we didn’t say ‘I love you’. When we should have said 'I’m sorry’. So there’s a time for silence, and there’s a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, you’ll know it. I don’t think you should wait. I think you should speak now.”

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