hey so my friend from college, natalie has been missing for seven, going on eight days. she was headed to a conference in albany on the 5th of June, but the police report that she never made it there… she has not reached out to anyone, nor has anyone (including her mother) been able to contact her. this was posted on FB like last night, asking people to share. please reblog this and help find natalie. as soon as i get new information i’ll update this post. please boost, y’all, especially if you have friends/live in upstate ny.
please don’t scroll past this. my friend is missing. please reblog. bring natalie home.
edit: y'all please check the notes instead of blindly reblogging–missing persons posts are often updated and if you don’t check the notes you’re just passing on outdated info. my friend was found almost two weeks ago, and is safely home with her family. please just take .05 seconds to check the notes of posts like these so you can pass on accurate info
Aja Naomi King photographed by Nicolas Moore for Marie Claire (May 2017)
Maybe I’m outdated in thinking this, but because I’m a young black woman and don’t see very many being the lead in a film, I have this fear, Will I be working? When I first started in this industry, my goal was to be some best friend. The sidekick. I thought that would be an accomplishment. But seeing people like Viola and Tracee Ellis Ross and Gabrielle Union and Lupita [Nyong'o]—who was two classes behind me at Yale—I can hope for more.
a y a h u a s c a –– for over 5.000 years, indigenous tribes in south america have been brewing and using ayahuasca for rituals. according to mythology, the ayahuasca plant has its origin in the mystical beginning of time, and is sometimes interpreted as the result of the incestuous union between the Sun and his daughter, the first woman. no matter the origin myth, ayahuasca is seen as a vehicle which transports humans to primordial visions and knowledge. in fact, the active hallucinogen in ayahuasca is DMT, the most powerful hallucinogen known to humans, which is released in large amounts at both birth and death.
A PSA: how to protect yourself from the WannaCry virus
You might have heard about it in the news: there is currently a global computer virus pandemic called WannaCry infecting Windows computers and encrypting all their contents so that they’re unusable. Most antivirus programs already have protections against it now, and the latest version of Windows has patched the exploit that it uses to spread, but just to be safe you should probably update Windows and disable the “Server Message Block” file-sharing protocol that it uses to spread.
Just search “Turn Windows features on or off” in the search bar and it should come up with a list of check boxes. Uncheck the box that says “SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support” and click OK. It should then ask you to restart your computer. Do that. Also, run Windows Update and make sure you’re upgraded to the latest version. Again, Microsoft has already patched the flaw, but you need to update to the latest version in order to fix it.
Do this for every Windows computer you own. This is a really, really nasty virus. Stay safe guys.
EDIT: I should probably stress that this should have no impact whatsoever on your computer’s functions. No one uses SMBv1 anymore, mostly because it’s extremely outdated and full of vulnerabilities like the one WannaCry exploits. Deactivating it just means there’s just one less vulnerability. SMBv2 and SMBv3 are pretty important, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t just turn SMBv1 off and leave it that way forever.
UPDATE: A software engineer has figured out how to decrypt some computers affected by WannaCry. Luckily, the virus doesn’t scrub all the evidence of the encryption process, so in theory it’s possible for a program to put the encryption key back together from the evidence it leaves and unscramble the computer. You can find the decryption tool here, and a video on how to use it here (it starts with the command line already open; to open the command line just hit start and then search “cmd”). HOWEVER, it will only work if
1) the computer in question hasn’t been rebooted
2) some other process hasn’t overwritten the part of the memory that the virus used to generate the key
So if you or someone you know has been affected, DO NOT REBOOT THE COMPUTER, and DOWNLOAD AND RUN THE DECRYPTION PROGRAM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If the computer has been rebooted since its infection, the program will not work. If some other process has wiped out the evidence, the program will not work. It’s not a perfect fix, but it’s better than shelling out $300 worth of bitcoin to some malicious hacker group somewhere.
what's the difference between the two aromantic flags (the one in your icon vs. the one with yellow that I used to see a lot a couple years ago)? if you don't want to answer this or don't have the resources to, that's totally fine! :)
Alrighty so history time!
The aromantic flag was originally this flag:
green was the opposite of red, the color of romance, while yellow was meant to represent QPRs, orange for lithros, and black for alloromantics who reject traditional ideas of romance.
the problem was, this flag looked tangentially similar to the Rastafarian flag (above), which is often paired with black. there were also other problems: some aros said they didn’t like it because it was designed by a small group of people, included a stripe for alloromantics (????), didn’t include gray-as and demis, etc. etc.
so this flag was proposed.
dark green for aromantic people, light green for grey-aro people, yellow for lithro people, grey for demiromantic people, and black for WTF romantics. so overall more inclusive and well done as far as color meanings. the problems with this one: some people complained that it looked too close to the Jamacian flag and some neurodivergent people had sensory issues with the color yellow, which made the aro flag completely inaccessible to them. so one last time, the aro flag was adapted to be more accessible and not risk any cultural appropriation issues:
so the color meanings were changed a wee bit as well: with the top two stripes representing the aromantic spectrum, similar as before, the white stripe being non-romantic forms of love or the “platonic” stripe, and then the gray and black representing the sexuality spectrum and that aros have diverse sexualities ranging from ace to allo, because we’re diverse and varying people!
@cameronwhimsy designed both the flag with the yellow stripe and the flag with the white stripe, so please give them credit if you’re attributing flag credit on a wiki or something.
So basically, one was designed specifically to avoid cultural appropriation and be inclusive to people with color sensitivity, and one is slightly outdated. Really, they’re both used frequently, so it’s an easy mistake to make. In my opinion, if you’re doing art of say….a dragon, and you’re using the color scheme, it’s ok to use yellow and orange for accents, but if you’re just making pride edits in general, rule of thumb would probably be to stick to the last one, especially if you’re alloromantic (aros can use whichever one they like as long as they’re aware of the issues).
Hope this helped nonny, this was a longwinded explanation where there really didn’t need to be one but *shrugs* what can you do.
Ways Isak Valtersen is problematic:
- uses Internet Explorer ???
- leaves multiple porn sites open on his phone
- lies very poorly
- doesnt use a phonecase???? On his expensive phone???
- is constantly a cutie patootie and messes with my emotions???
Edit: After months of thought… Theres more
-genuinely enjoys old asf and outdated memes
-prints said memes and puTS THEM ON HIS WALL
-BUYS movies online
I have to admit, I will miss that room. I loved the packed shelf of so many dorky things. But I’m happy for the change. The new room might be even better than the last. I can’t wait for all the great screenshots that are soon to be. Change is a good thing.