this is your division

@ American people 

I have a question. 

From where i stand, it seems like in your country, race and identity are manipulated in order to foster division within the working class. Which could explain why America has not transitioned into a social democracy yet, because subjects like socialized healthcare, employment security, public services, ecology etc transcend race and identity, and since they do, they’re not considered a priority contrary to race and identity-related problems. 

Since the working class is divided, since there is a lot of hostility between some of its members, and a hostility that is encouraged by today’s activists of every political leaning, then it can’t unite, can’t define priorities and in fine can’t achieve progress on the social field.

So I was wondering if my perception was correct or not, and I’d be interested to hear about your perception and analyses :)

Friendly reminder that

You aren’t a true ASOUE fan if you:
- Have read all the books
- Have seen the movie/TV show

You’re only a true ASOUE fan if you:
- Have committed arson
- Have a tattoo of an eye on your left ankle
- Are usually in disguise
- Have caused the division of two sides of people, the noble and the villainous, and have thus created a schism that has torn the world apart and caused everyone to question what is ethically right and wrong.

Kirk leans forward to inspect the field closer. His hand hovers inches from the surface and it REACTS, wobbling as if magnetized by his fingertips.

Of course, James “The guy who is half of my impulse control is not around” Kirk touches it. (x)

Let’s continue posting Star Trek: Mirror illustrations! Today it’s Kirk and the mirror

One might ask - why did I make Halka a snow planet if it’s not canon? First, I wanted to throw the crew in the worst conditions in the final scene, and having to spen hours in snow in a thin uniform serves this purpose. Second, all we have in the movies are summers and warm weather - a change of scenery would be interesting to see, plus we have some great locations to film winter. Although I don’t doubt if the Halka scenes were actually filmed they’d be made with fake snow and a green screen lol

…Also it was a chance to design some winter uniforms

Among the many, many reasons I like the idea of Lyra Erso as a rejected Jedi-hopeful relegated to the Jedi Engineering Corps is because it gives her a reason to know Saw Gerrera before the rise of the Empire.

Also, I just like imagining graduate student Lyra being assigned to answer all the inquiry transmissions received by the Corps. Most of them are boring—scientists across the galaxy double-checking their facts, senators or contractors requesting results of geological surveys, the occasional oddball request for treasure maps, or a list of which mineraloids are poisonous if ingested.

But one day, she gets an inquiry from a man on Onderon. And though he’s circumspect about it, it’s very clear to her that he’s talking about making chemical weapons. (The war against the Separatists has been raging for some time now. She’s only surprised it’s taken someone this long to ask.)

She opens a new transmission, and keys out:

Dear Master Gerrera,

Thank you for your inquiry to the Jedi Agricultural Corps, Engineering Division. The official uses of the cyanogen silicate compound known as “Sith’s breath” are limited to the construction of Celegian life support chambers, due to the compound’s extreme toxicity to most carbon-based sentient life. Additionally, the components are difficult to procure, and their synthesization without proper licensure under Galactic Republican Statute 1184.2-4 Aleph constitutes fraudulent business practices and illegal production of a controlled chemical compound.

The Jedi Order must warn you that should you pursue this course of action, it will have no choice but to enforce the law to the fullest extent of its authority.

On an unrelated note, baradium bisulfate is an accessible liquid compound, used frequently in mining. Unlike cyanogen silicate, it does not sublimate at 20°C, but it is highly unstable and a very small amount can do a surprising amount of damage. Several years ago, a careless engineering trainee did not calibrate a suspension field carefully, and leveled a small mountain.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have further questions.

May the Force be with you,
Lyra Inair, Geological Engineer, Jedi AgriCorps 

She expects that to be the last of it, and so she’s extremely surprised when he replies directly. Less surprised when she realizes he’s asking how one goes about constructing a suspension field. Possibly one that would destabilize with some sort of trigger or timer or maybe on impact…?

And they keep—writing one another. Even after she’s moved off the transmissions desk, to actual geological work. Rocks and weapon mechanics turn to small talk, turn to little details of their lives, turn to the Force and the Republic. He talks about his sister, about the warfront; she complains about the internal politics of the Corps and Galen (though he’s not Galen, yet, he’s just the handsome Republican engineer with cheekbones like sheered silicate). They argue theology, and justice, and violence. She cries for him, when his sister dies. They—are friends. 

Saw is the only one she tells, when she decides to turn her back on the Order. She is in love and Galen has friends in Coruscant, a prestigious job with an engineering guild—

Please do not stop writing me, she begs.

I will be here, Saw writes, if you ever need me.

lil-jdoolz  asked:

So I'm finally writing a victuuri fic, a College AU where they're holding a contest where whatever student can raise the most money for charity gets a years supply of mac and cheese and phichit sets yuuri up in a kissing booth and the line for it literally goes several blocks of the campus because everyone is in love w/ Yuuri and would definitely pay $10 to kiss him but I need a name for it? I'm so terrible at naming things and you're my favorite author in this fandom, so any suggestions?

AHHHHH THIS IS LITERALLY SO CUTE??? I love it hahaha,,, I can imagine Victor showing up and slapping down a ridiculous amount of cash and just DARING anyone else to approach the kissing booth.

Omg a name??? I say go for song lyrics haha always a safe bet!! Panic! at the Disco has gorgeous lyrics in every song ever and The 1975 has cute lyrics too!!

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Your 2017 NHL All Star rosters by division!

“The four coaches for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the Minnesota Wild (Central), John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets (Metropolitan) and Peter DeBoer of the San Jose Sharks (Pacific)” -via NHL.com
Dear Trump voters:

“You cant be mean to me for voting trump. You have to respect me. My views DESERVE RESPECT.”

Mutual respect died the moment you decided it was okay to throw nearly every minority in America under the bus.

At this point, it is not the job of these minorities – Muslims, immigrants, LGBT people etc – to close the gap created by this divisive election. That’s your job. You voted for the man who proposes ostracising some of America’s most vulnerable people from society, and as such it is your responsibility (if you wish to see unity in some form) to make that first step. People are scared. They are angry. They just got shat on by an electorate who deems them acceptable casualities in the attainment of a new age of politics. So you can either appreciate and try understanding the very valid fears of minorities all across the globe, or you can stop complaining that we’re angry. A man who led a campaign founded on anti-minority rhetoric just got elected; why the hell would we not be angry?

I think one of the reasons I tend to hate het ships is that they espouse and romanticize social patterns that I find deeply concerning. Like. You’re not supposed to have an adversarial relationship with your partner. You’re not supposed to have a wildly unbalanced division of physical and emotional labor in your household. You’re not supposed to dehumanize each other in service of your fantasies.

Love isn’t supposed to be so. Exhausting and painful and anxiety inducing.

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Dear Candidates for Political Positions in the United States of America, 

There’s a great deal of division in our country on many issues, including your election, but in two days you or your colleagues will be responsible for all of us. At that time we will rely on you to serve us all. Not just your party, or your social circles, not just your fans and family, but your country. 

Abortion is an issue that really polarizes a lot of people. There are millions who’ve experienced them, millions who wish they hadn’t, and millions who are alive today because someone did not seek that option. For all of them though it was a choice. 

We as a species need this choice for a few main reasons. 1) Many of us seek sex for pleasure and not procreation. To have a penis-vagina version of this, there are no 100% effective preventative measures. Abortion is a back-up solution. Similarly to the way you value the choice to “abort” a military mission, many people of this country value the choice to “abort” an outcome of their sexual behavior. 

2) Abortions have existed since we knew ending pregnancy was possible. We’re going to continue to do this until there’s a 100% effective preventative measure. Please ensure there is safe access to this treatment. 

3) You’re looking for ways to spend money wisely: forcing population growth by eliminating access to abortion creates a generation of children, many of whom are unplanned and unprepared for, who require extraordinary and costly social services. 

4) We know from history what a detrimental effect the abolishment of healthcare has on citizens. We don’t want to regress. We want to be better for all of us. 

Sincerely, 

Dr. Lindsey T. Doe, DHS
Clinical Sexologist, US Citizen, and mother of 4 foster children

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Author’s Note: So I have this personal headcanon that Bones loves filthy limericks, but he’s too much of a gentleman to share them unless he’s really, really intoxicated. This, coupled with his horrible flirting in Into Darkness, gave me this fic to share with you. tagging @youre-on-a-starship​ and @outside-the-government​ because they both expressed such interest in the idea.


You’d heard about the legendary shore leave shenanigans of the Enterprise crew, even before you’d been assigned to her. Rumour had it things got absolutely crazy on the first night, and tapered off from there, depending on your division. Operations was rumoured to party the hardest, partly to remind themselves they were alive, you guessed. You’d been told they remembered to toast their absent friends individually every night. Science was the next most likely to go on a prolonged tear, but you didn’t find that difficult to believe. Science held within it the Medical Corp, and you’d never met a nurse who wasn’t just a little bit wild. Additionally, the science labs were full of the kind of equipment that allowed bored officers to brew moonshine. That left Command as the Cinderella squad, destined to leave before the party really got started. But it was a comparative scale, really, and you suspected with a captain like Jim Kirk, the Command division wasn’t going to be leaving the ball before the fun started.

You’d been aboard for about six months when shore leave was announced, and you hoped your liver was up to the task. The gleam in Christine Chapel’s eye suggested it might not be.

“Come on, Doc,” she gestured to you. “We should find out what they’ve been cooking in the back of the lab.”

“I don’t know about this,” you replied, hesitant. She laughed and linked her arm in yours.

“First shore leave is always the worst. Just plan to alternate booze and water, and put a hypo at your bedside. You can step whoever you wake up with through giving it to you,” she winked.

“Whoever I wake up with?” You gaped. You hadn’t been on the ship long enough to make those types of connections.

“Think of it like a rite of passage, Y/N. Eventually, you’ll make a mistake and sleep with someone on this boat. You’re better off doing it sooner than later. And better to do it drunk on shore leave. Because then you can blame not knowing people better, and too much booze,” she explained. You shook your head.

“I don’t know, Chris, that seems pretty calculated.” You couldn’t help but blush just thinking about trying to seduce any of the crew you’ve met so far. There wasn’t really anyone who did anything for you. Well, there was one person. Who was completely off limits.

“You’ll thank me for this wisdom later, Doc.” She winked, and continued to lead you through the maze of the lab until you reached the very back. “Hey, Jameson, what’s cooking back here?”

“Would you believe I’ve managed a completely flavourless 100 proof coming out of the still right now?” Lt. Jameson grinned. “We’ll have to be very careful with it.” She offered a beaker to Christine who took a sip and tipped her head, her eyes wide.

“Oh, wow. That’s smooth,” she breathed, her eyes wide. “Try it, Y/N.” She pressed the beaker into your hand and you gave her a worried look as you tilted the glass to take a sip. It tasted like water, but it burned going down.

“Oh, that’s trouble,” you commented, garnering a laugh from both women. Christine clapped you on the back.

“Stick with me, Doc. I’ll make sure you survive,” she promised.


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What is this observer?

To answer all the questions we have put, we must put yet a further question: what is the thinker? Is the thinker separate from thought? Is the experiencer different from the thing he experiences? Is the observer different from the thing he observes? If the observer is different from the thing he observes, then there will always be division, separation, and therefore conflict. To go beyond this cleavage we must understand what the observer is. Obviously he makes this division. You who are observing make this division, whether it be between you and your wife, or the tree, or anything else. Now what is this observer, or thinker, or experiencer?

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