May the Fourth Be With You! In honor of Star Wars Day, we are releasing the first set of prompts!
Time to start writing, drawing, vidding, creating! To tide us over until S4’s premiere, let’s create fanworks focused around Kanan and Hera! Remember, whatever your take on the specifics of their relationship, it is legitimate and embraced here. Just make the fanwork focus primarily on these two!
Classic Trope Prompt: Huddling For Warmth Use Tag: #huddling for warmth
AU/Crack Prompt:Going Undercover as [you choose] Feel free to make this as AU/crack-fic-y or as canon-compliant as you prefer. Tag: #undercover
Shippy (or not) Prompt: First Time for [you choose] Tag: #first time
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:
ALL of the prompts can be interpreted as your muse desires: shippy or not, cracky or not, colleagues or more, set in any time period you want (pre-show, S1, etc.).
These prompts are just that - points to jump off from. We encourage you to interpret as you feel moved. Adhere to the spirit/tradition of it or take it in the exact opposite direction.
Use any creative medium you’d like to explore the prompts. This is not just for fics!
We encourage all folks to chime in on brainstorming, cheerleading, and meta’ing. Throw out wacky interpretations or angst or “wouldn’t it be cool if…”
You may submit at any time. Check out the guidelines and watch for a follow-up post for the specifics of submitting. We will begin releasing the submissions from the queue on Friday, May 19, but you can keep going on these prompts longer. Most of all, bring in as many people to as you can find, and HAVE FUN!
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
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Question! Just so you know I am pro-choice if that affects how you answer. I am just wondering why the pro-life movement is so focused on making abortion illegal when we know women will still have them. Why not focus on reducing the number of women who need abortions? Raising awareness for birth control, fixing the foster care system, addressing child abuse and domestic violence and rape which all contribute to why a women may feel abortion is her only choice. Pro choicers would def be on board
Most people who are not in the pro-life movement only really see stereotypes and the extreme fringes. Having been in the pro-life movement for four years now, I’ve seen a very different side of it. The vast majority of pro-life people, especially those active in pro-life organizations, are doing most of what you’re saying.
Almost every pro-lifer would happily vote for a representative who promised to make abortion illegal. That said, we know that our ultimate goal is to make abortion unthinkable. Banning abortion will help, but it won’t be the end of our work. I believe we will abolish abortion in my lifetime, but I hope to live a long life, and I don’t think it’s going to happen tomorrow, this year, or maybe even this decade.
In the meantime, pro-lifers are working to provide for families in need, care for children in the foster care system (I actually know a lot of pro-lifers who have adopted and/or are foster parents), and raise awareness for issues like domestic violence, child abuse, homelessness/poverty, and so on.
Many pro-lifers have issues with most forms of birth control for a few different reasons, but this is actually a matter of controversy in pro-life circles. Most pro-lifers agree that birth control is not the magic solution to the abortion problem, and promote natural family planning (which can be more effective than oral contraceptives or barrier methods) and/or abstinence as an alternative that achieves the same goal of preventing unplanned pregnancies.
We also recognize the need for quality health care for women and families. At the same time that we were calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the wake of the Center for Medical Progress undercover videos, pro-life groups came together to create a directory of community health resources for those who were in need of affordable care or who were worried about losing the non-abortion services they received from Planned Parenthood.
We also have a separate directory for those in crisis pregnancies who need resources and support in order to choose life for their child (There are other national directories, but this is my favorite for ease of access and accuracy of information). Many community pro-life organizations also have their own directories of resources in their area, which are more comprehensive. For instance, here’s the directory for central Texas, where I live. It includes medical resources, counseling and support, housing, and material support. The website also has information for those seeking adoption information, family planning help, miscarriage support, post-abortion support, and general OB/GYN healthcare.
The ideal pro-life world is one where preborn children are treated the same as born children under the law, making it illegal to kill them. In addition, mothers and fathers are supported and encouraged as they care for their children, and they have access to the resources they need. The foster system is streamlined to put children in loving homes faster (either their original home if possible, or with an adoptive family). Young women are given accurate information about their reproductive system, their natural fertility, and the accuracy rate and risks of various pregnancy-prevention options, including science-based natural family planning methods. Those in crisis pregnancies are given accurate information about their pregnancy and their child’s development. They are connected with the support and resources they need whether they choose to parent or to place their child for adoption. They are provided with safe housing and support if they need to leave an abusive or dangerous situation. High schools and colleges have supportive policies in place that help pregnant and parenting students finish their education and pursue their academic and career goals.
We want to create a world where women don’t feel that they need abortion. If we do this in addition to making abortion illegal, we will make abortion an illegal procedure that women don’t need and that everyone knows will kill a human child. This will make abortion unthinkable.
Will it still happen? Of course. Children of all ages are still murdered in this country by various means. We are shocked when this happens, but we know it will happen again, despite the fact that it is illegal. We don’t use this as a reason to legalize the killing of children. Instead, we let it spur us to do more to keep children and families safe.
Well, ain’t this a total shitshow? I mean, I can’t say I expected better from CNN, as they’re objectively one of the least honest, narrative pushing-est, ideologically driven propaganda networks on air.
A lot of people are talking about the fact that CNN blackmailed someone who might be as young as 15, and they did. They threatened to dox him and put his life in danger, because as we’ve seen, CNN has a vested interest in exacerbating and encouraging extremism and violent behavior in their followers. CNN saying “we’ll expose your personal information” is them unsubtly saying “Would be a terrible shame if something terrible happened to you and your family.” And just so we’re clear, their threat came about because the guy who made a silly gif of Donald Trump beating up someone with CNN’s logo imposed over the face.
This is where things have gotten muddled, and I can’t help but wonder if it’s not on purpose, in some small way. Rewind just a few days and remember that the reason that gif started circulating was because it was exposed, beyond any doubt, that CNN had been knowingly fabricating and spreading the Russian Hacking story, and similar stories tying Trump to Putin, in an attempt to sow dissent, create civil unrest, and get Trump removed from office.
To reiterate: CNN got caught admitting they were trying to fuck over the entire country, delegitimize our electoral system, remove a legitimately elected President from power, and spread as much misinformation, lies, and propaganda as possible to rile up and anger the citizens, for ratings.
Having that revealed not only vindicated Donald Trump, but it bolstered everything he’d been saying for the past year about the mainstream media being dishonest and the corruption within journalism. When he and his staff were directly telling people to go watch the undercover video footage of CNN employees admitting they were lying about everything, it was the kick in the dick CNN had earned for all their bullshit.
That is what’s really happening here. Trump retweeting the gif and having a little fun on twitter is the cherry on top, but the actual story is that CNN is about to have their asshole torn wide open by every investigative agency and organization in the country. Them hunting down the maker of the gif is just yet another foolish misstep in a long, long, LONG history of the stupid shit they’ve done.
The blackmail is a big deal on it’s own, but don’t let it distract you from the fact that every time you’ve heard someone blathering on about Russian hacking and collusion and all that shit, it’s been CNN lying through it’s teeth, and now that they’ve been caught admitting it, they should have no credibility left.
Planned Parenthood can attribute a good portion of their boffo baby-killing business to their president since 2006, Cecile Richards. Richards is well on her way to personally matching Hitler’s body count. We’ve done the grim maths so you don’t have to.
Using a conservative estimate of 300,000 abortions a year — or 300 kiloscrapes, using the technical metric measure — Cecile Richards has presided over three million abortions, or three megascrapes in her ten years as president of the organization. This has earned her ‘half Holocaust’ status. Full Holocaust seems eminently reachable given Planned Parenthood’s growing hegemony in the abortion industry.
Planned Parenthood has since 1970 performed 7 million abortions, comfortably surpassing Hitler according to its own annual reports. You have to admire the chutzpah, if you’ll forgive my terminology: Planned Parenthood has amassed a Third Reich-style death count completely legally and while pocketing half a billion dollars a year to do so. But under Richards the numbers have skyrocketed such that in just the last ten years, at least 3 million young lives were ended.
If Cecile stays in her post another decade, she will reach ‘full Hitler,’ by matching the six million deaths of the Holocaust. In fact it’ll probably be sooner than that, given the acceleration in procedures during her reign. The road ahead may be rocky. Besides the undercover videos still being released, some media sources are starting to cover the revolting practices of these sociopathic monsters. Nice normal people, whatever their views on abortion, have no stomach for these unashamed charnel-house activities. And perhaps President Trump will defund them.
Milo Yiannopoulos, Cal Poly: No More Dead Babies