we can do what we want to

“Human rights are not something you have to apply for.”

Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Statement by all Nominated Directors, 2017

On behalf of all nominees, we would like to express our unanimous and emphatic disapproval of the climate of fanaticism and nationalism we see today in the U.S. and in so many other countries, in parts of the population and, most unfortunately of all, among leading politicians.

The fear generated by dividing us into genders, colors, religions and sexualities as a means to justify violence destroys the things that we depend on – not only as artists but as humans: the diversity of cultures, the chance to be enriched by something seemingly “foreign” and the belief that human encounters can change us for the better. These divisive walls prevent people from experiencing something simple but fundamental: from discovering that we are all not so different.

So we’ve asked ourselves: What can cinema do? Although we don`t want to overestimate the power of movies, we do believe that no other medium can offer such deep insight into other people’s circumstances and transform feelings of unfamiliarity into curiosity, empathy and compassion – even for those we have been told are our enemies.

Regardless of who wins the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film on Sunday, we refuse to think in terms of borders. We believe there is no best country, best gender, best religion or best color. We want this award to stand as a symbol of the unity between nations and the freedom of the arts.

Human rights are not something you have to apply for. They simply exist – for everybody. For this reason, we dedicate this award to all the people, artists, journalists and activists who are working to foster unity and understanding, and who uphold freedom of expression and human dignity – values whose protection is now more important than ever. By dedicating the Oscar to them, we wish to express to them our deep respect and solidarity.

Martin Zandvliet – Land of mine ( Denmark )
Hannes Holm – A man called Ove ( Sweden )
Asghar Farhadi – The Salesman ( Iran )
Maren Ade – Toni Erdmann ( Germany )
Martin Butler, Bentley Dean – Tanna ( Australia )

why the fuck give bigoted anons attention on your blog when you can just debunk their bullshit in a post without ever giving them your platform to voice their bullshit. 

Thats what they want. They want you to spread their lies, cause it doesn’t matter how many times you disprove their shit, if their voice gets out and you accidentally spread it, people will still remember the willfully ignorant bullshit. 

I know we occasionally do it, but I think we need to stop responding to hateful anons entirely, and just block their asses. And then write pieces against their shit. I really think we do, this is your blog, these are your platforms, these are your voices, you don’t have to give them attention in your space. 

They WANT you to answer to their bigotry, if you’re being spammed with hate, they want that hate to be seen by other people, it ain’t just about you, they want to harm the communities you’re apart of too. 

Now of course yall can do whatever you want, but imo … block em, they’re trash using you to spread their shit because you’re more important than them lmao.

anonymous asked:

My boyfriend told me he needs a few days bc he's never dated a "girl like me" before bc I have mental illnesses and now he's leaving me on read and we meet up between classes and I don't know if he'll want to see me tomorrow or not and we've only been officially dating for a month but been a thing for almost 3 and I'm devastated. I'm in pieces and I don't know what to do.

Oh I’m so sorry. I know you really like this person but you deserve so much better than someone who leaves you on seen. Communication is so important in a relationship!! I hope you guys can talk things out but if you can’t then know that there’s someone out there who will accept and love everything about you and will be willing to work through obstacles with you.


trans/gnc folks have needed support since the moment we’ve existed, not solely in light of tragedy. while solidarity via social media is important & necessary, are you asking yourself what you can do to *tangibly* support the trans/gnc youth in our communities? because that is how you fight back, by quite literally caring & nurturing, so that we may be strong enough to live another day in a world that doesn’t want us to, to speak in a world that seeks to silence us. support: to bear all or part of the weight of; to hold up, to give assistance to-especially financially***** -maya monès (br0nz3_g0dd3ss)

pics by @mayamchenry

anonymous asked:

Hi Thank you for your post on the imposter syndrome! I actually want to study Computer science but I got scared and studied Network tech instead, not I really want to get back into computer science but I am still scared. Can you give some tips on overcoming it? Also what got you into computer science? why do you like it? how did you learn to like it? how did you know it was what you wanted? I am discouraged because I think I can't do it since I am a girl.


I’m happy my posts help people, that’s why I make them. :) As for your problem:

Don’t let our sexist society prevent you from doing what you love! They are wrong and it’s awful that girls and women are made to feel this way. The best thing we can do, in my opinion, is to show them that YES WE CAN do all these things. Yes we can become computer scientists, engineers, physicists, everything men say that women can’t do. Fuck them, what do they know?

That being said, I know it’s not as easy as flipping a switch to actually go through with it. So I think it’s important to ask yourself these questions:

  • Why are you afraid?
  • Are you afraid of what people might think if you fail?
  • Are you afraid of what you yourself would think if you failed?
  • Are you afraid of how people will treat you because you’re a girl?
  • What is the worst thing that could happen and why?

I think the answers will get you a whole lot closer to what you need to do to make yourself feel better about this. Regarding the different treatment, I can only really speak from my experience but I very rarely felt that people treated me like I couldn’t do things because I’m female. The professors never implied things like that girls are less intelligent/less capable of logical thinking/too emotional or anything. I rarely heard it from my classmates and then it was never an open “Girls can’t do this” but more general sexist remarks that you’ll find anywhere (sadly). I heard from a friend, though, that at her uni she’s the only engineering student in her year and her professors do say things like this so I’d say it depends. But please, don’t let this stop you from doing it in the first place! It’s okay to be angry and sad at this, it’s okay to go home or go to a bathroom and cry, as long as you come back out and do your best. It’s hard, but it’ll be worth it when you achieve your goals.

About my love for computer science: I was always interested in computers. My mom was tech-savvy and taught us how to be, too. I started opening up computers to get out the hard drive or CD drive when I was in my early teens (although I don’t know a lot about hardware, really). I guess I never questioned that women can do all this because of my mom. My interest led me to experimenting with HTML and CSS (later), which led me to taking computer science classes in school which absolutely rocked - I was lucky to have a great female teacher, though. I just really, really liked programming and analytical thinking.

When I was finished with school I sat down to think about what I wanted to study. I weighed my options and ultimately decided to go with English and computer science, because I loved both. I didn’t know if it was the right thing for me, I just kinda went with the flow. I haven’t regretted it, though. Computer science encompasses so much, but I especially love the beauty of good code - when things seem to magically fit, when a simple solution is so elegant and so functional and so cleanly coded that you can’t help but admire whoever built it. I love understanding complex things, algorithms, architectures, because it makes me feel smart and because I can then use them to make more beautiful code. I love how you can learn one principle in one course and then see it used over and over in completely different areas of computer science because it is so useful and universal that it applies all over the place.

No, I didn’t like all my courses. Some where hard as hell and I’m sometimes amazed that I passed those, but in retrospect they’ve taught me a lot (looking at you, robotics and advanced graph algorithms…). Man, the amount of time I spent on my friend’s couch pulling my hair and cursing my professors… But, still, everywhere I looked the same principles where used, even if only in small parts. It was still all logical. So yeah, eventually I knew I wanted to keep doing that, keep making beautiful software, in a way striving for perfection. And yeah, I know it’s not always possible, and I’m also so lazy, but the satisfaction when you found the freaking bug and your code runs and it works is just so amazing. I had to grin so hard a few days ago when I got the Javascript program to do what I wanted (I think I actually pumped my fist into the air) - it was so good.

So I’m sorry if this post doesn’t help you all that much, I generally have a lot of self-esteem, especially about being intelligent (enough), so please just send me another ask if you need more help. You can also message me or write to me off anon so I can reply privately if you’d like that. Just remember that being a girl/woman hasn’t stopped me or my friends from studying computer science and getting degrees and loving it all. If you want to do it, you can. If you fail, you try something else.

What is happening in the HTGAWM fandom?!?!

Don’t defend Laurel for telling Connor to kill himself

and don’t act like Connor is innocent because telling someone to just abort their child is probably just as bad to be honest 

They both fucked up big time and said things that should not have been said!! Don’t baby either of them! Accept that what they BOTH did was wrong!

AND the other thing is people being all like Laurel didn’t know Wes! They weren’t even together that long..like NO NOO She is absolutely right to be upset with Annalise’s plan. It’s just fucked up what she wants to do to Wes and Laurel has every right to be against that! 

and can I just add that everybody’s acting was just off the charts and they the deserve all the awards!

anonymous asked:

Is it if these anons never had to lie or deny something to protect themselves? Well because I already did, and when I don't want someone to invade my privacy I will attack and I will deny it as well. I believe everyone does it. They should be very frustrated by you and other blogs not easily give up on their beliefs and fight for them. Good job, girl, and we're stronger together, that's what they're afraid of.

THIS, a thousand times this.

I’m sure everyone can remember back to being a kid and lying to protect themselves when there was something they did that they didn’t want an adult to know about.

As adults, we’ve had to do it with work, with life and with children.  Abusive relationships, personal and professional bankruptcies, job loss, pregnancy, physical illness, mental illness and personal problems are all such common examples, even though I’ve had a bunch of anons saying that there’s never any situation where anyone would lie in protection.  Then, if that’s their opinion, they’ve had an easy life.  Because sometimes, there are things you really don’t want others to know about yourself and telling people to back off isn’t enough. It’s known as a “protective lie” in some professions.

I don’t plan to give up my stand on Gillovny and I know my friends aren’t, either. There are at least a dozen of us who aren’t going anywhere, and I think for certain people, we’re a dozen too many (and I’m sure there are more).  Because others can’t control us (you should see my messages that give it a try, though), that’s alarming to them.  Oh, well.

Thank you so much for this!!!  


Luai: [softly, reproachfully] Kaofthe, it is a pretty ship, but it can’t be used while we fight a war. And we are still at war. You have more cause than most to want the Dusks dead, no?

Kao: [sighing] we don’t want them dead, we want to restore peace. While Mussi is off gallivanting their time away, we have no choice but to kill the other Dusks. And who knows where they stand on this, anyway. Perhaps they knew what Oaheu did. Perhaps they supported it.

Luai: [miserably] Not Mussi. They wouldn’t know. They always wanted the best for our people.

Kao: [snapping] And where are they now? Do you see them sailing back to take control of their family?

Kaofthe: Our dear Midnight girl is right [gestures to Luai]. Mussi wouldn’t have known about Oaheu. None of us did. Chill, brother.

secret moriel?

Since this topic came up recently… and I wrote a thing… (and since I said that the idea should be a separate post) I wanted to talk about Mor & Az potentially having a secret relationship in the current timeline. Because I’m actually not that into it.

I can understand the draw - we want them to be together so much that we are willing to take anything at this point. And I can see how this would be something that it seems like Az might do. Being all secretive and spy-like. But it’s not really what Mor would do. Not when she has worked really hard to live her life as she pleases.

There aren’t really any good reasons for them to need to hide a relationship, to me. None that would make sense for them to keep it from their best friends, who are essentially family.

Also, the idea that they need to hide their relationship to spare the feelings of Rhys and Cassian would make those two (R&C) very, very emotionally immature. If that were the case, which I don’t think it is. Like they wouldn’t be able to handle the idea of their friends being together and happy? Yeah they had some drama, but that was forever ago; and let’s be honest, it is nothing like the other traumas they have experienced in their lives. And them hiding this relationship from their friends seems more hurtful than sharing it with them and creating temporary drama.

(But Leslie, you just wrote the thing… yeah, well, I also wrote malide, but I’m not too invested in that, either.)

What I do think is possible is that they have been together in the past. They still care for each other deeply. And they will be together again. Maybe they put things on hold for various reasons that we can’t know (right now, at least), but… there is no way in hell that they have not talked about what they feel for each other. It would just be unrealistic. Especially since I’ve been having some Azriel Thoughts and I think it would be very unlike him and Mor to pretend they don’t have all the Feelings for each other. If we know anything about them, we know that they are capable of handling traumatic and challenging situations, and surviving. They know how to deal with their emotions, so I don’t see them brushing them off or repressing this.

With all that said… if they do have a Secret Thing going on, I wouldn’t mind. It might make me sad that I will never get to see the moment when it starts (or starts again, as it were), I will basically be happy with any canon moriel interaction, smooches, sex, whatever.

Just My Opinion: Let’s be cool :)

I have not said a word since this whole Malec drama occurred, but can I just say all this negativity is not good if we want a third season, and I want a third season do you? Can we all agree that some tv shows have that one season where it’s like eh, fucked up or you don’t even don’t know what’s happening anymore. For those who watch Pretty Little Liars; do you guys remember how everyone ranted about CeCe being A and there was a lot of people saying they wouldn’t watch the show again, They wasted their time, that it didn’t make sense, etc. Or Like I remember the first season of One Tree Hill it took me so long to get passed the first season cause I found it bleh, It was good but it needed more, I thought it got way better seasons 5-9. So my point to this is that some seasons just suck or They’re sort of bearable, but we have to give them a chance and see where things go. Watch Malec surprise us 2B they’ll be making out ( without getting interrupted) Things are gonna become super steamy and intense for them and they are so gonna fall in love ( I mean they are already, but when they say it I’ll die.)  I apologize if i spoiled Pretty Little Liars for some of you. 

Hearts For Sean ❤


I wanted to take a moment to say a huge thank you to all who liked, reblogged, and participated in the #HeartsForSean Project.

After seeing the damage the media had caused to the community, all the negativity that suddenly surfaced, and the absence of Jack, @pastelmoon101​ messaged me late at night wanting to do something to fix it. We didn’t know what to do but something needed to be done and quickly. There was this fire in our hearts that desperately wanted to sweep away all the negative and hateful posts that didn’t use to exist in the Jacksepticeye tag. So why not a make a hashtag? Something where people can express their love and kindness about the community? 

We both didn’t know if it would work but we wanted to give it a try, to bring back that positive light that Jack has given us everyday. If it could bring a smile to anyone’s face and give them a breath of fresh air, it would have been a success in our hearts.

The call to action post hadn’t been up for an hour and it was already heading towards 400 notes, which is insanity for a small idea. Love was overflowing as the first couple of people began to post in the hashtag, then a couple more, then several. People also shared the hashtag over to Twitter and Instagram! Over 100 people posted using the hashtag (not including other social media sites). Even well known blogs in the community jumped on board (which we are truly grateful for). Videos, art, and even gifs were made all to celebrate the compassion this community has and to send Jack the warmest well wishes. 

Thank you to everyone who thought this would make a difference because holy crap did it ever! Thank you for sending us kind messages and for making the process incredible the whole way through. This community is so special and it speaks a lot about the individuals involved here. You all made a difference and helped keep everyone smiling despite everything that was going on. Thank you for turning an idea that two fans thought up into an unforgettable adventure. <3

And @therealjacksepticeye​, thank you for spreading joy to each of our hearts. You’re such an inspiring person and push us to more loving and caring each day. The community is so proud of you; we all hope you’re doing better and wish nothing but more success for you as you continue to grow. We’ll always have your back! 

*And to anyone who still wants to participate, please do! Any more posts are always welcome! <3*

TCC isn't going to rest till you stop I4C

Hey guys so the previous imagines4columbiners made a new account called imagines4columbiners2 and if she comes across my blog and sees this, all we are asking is for you to just stop drawing pornographic pictures of the victims, writing rape imagines, and doing other shit that is a disrespect. The victims were real people like you. How would you feel if someone out there was drawing one of your family members if they died in a school shooting giving head to the school shooter that killed them? You aren’t getting the point of what we are trying to tell you, are you? Yes it maybe your blog and you can put whatever you want on it but seriously have some consideration and respect for the family and friends of the victims. You can either surrender your blog and stop writing rape imagines and drawing dead pornographic school shooters and apologize for all the rude shit or just quit for good. We won’t stop trying to get your blog deleted until you stop all the disrespectful shit you are doing.

just-french-me-up  asked:

19, for the question thing? :3

 Since we couldn’t decide for which ask you wanted, we went and did both. You’re welcome ~ 

19. Princess, Fairy, Mermaid, or Unicorn?

Jehan : … can I be all of them?

Monty ; I think you already are, you know?

Jehan : thank you~ and you ? What do you prefer ?

Monty : can’t I be a vampire?

Jehan : no-no-no ! It’s fairy, princess, unicorn or mermaid. I think you’d be a pretty mermaid~

Monty : vampire mermaid?

Jehan : imagine, enticing all those sailors with your beautiful face and charming smile…

Monty : and then eating them alive?

Jehan : eat their hearts, yes

Monty : so I’m a mermaid, with seashells in my hair and a long black tail? Charming indeed… 

Jehan : ooooh, I want to see that

Monty : and you’re my sparkling fairy, because fairies can be terrifying… A pretty fire-haired fairy with wings sharp as glass and fangs…

Jehan : I like that~


19. Going to a club full of people for the whole night together or going to the empty beach alone for the whole day together?

Jehan : the beach ! The beach ! Totally the beach !

Monty : …the beach…where it’s windy, wet, cold and sand gets everywhere…

Jehan : just you, me, the sea, the white sand, the wind…. Everything is pure and fresh, everything is so strong….

Monty : and sea, salt and leather make such perfect partners…

Jehan : maybe if you’d wear something else..

Monty : …….what…?

Jehan : nothing. I understand you’d prefer the club, then ?

Monty : No, wait, what exactly do you think I should wear? 

Jehan : at the beach ? Something…. not leathery ?

Monty : I think Babet said something like that once… And he tried to get me to wear his cotton polo shirt…..

Jehan : I want to see you in a polo shirt !

Monty : oh dear god no…

hassan0022  asked:

Ok, but what if you don't have friends on Tumblr (or in real life)? (I'm actually both, I don't friends at all)

((That depends on you! Do you want friends? Or do you prefer just talking to people sometimes? Either one is perfectly acceptable, and figuring out what you want from your relationships with others can go a long way in helping you achieve it <3

Keep reading

general psa that the Doctor can sometimes get unapologetically excited about things including muses and other people and I feel the need to stress that while we’re that excited, you aren’t actually obliged to do anything about it. Take breaks as needed. Look after yourself and  write what you want to, or nothing at all. We will still be just as excited about you and your muse when you come back. I promise. 

Sega Rally 2 - Arcade rally at its finest

Damn, it is hard to do a photo on an old CRT tv. 

Who haven’t seen the Sega Rally in arcades? This game was one of the most popular arcade racers and if you wanted to play it at home you’d have to get either Sega Saturn for the original one or Sega Dreamcast for Sega Rally 2. While Saturn’s version is faithfull to the arcade one, Sega Rally 2 on the Dreamcast has much more offer than on the arcade. 

What does the Sega Rally 2 championship have to offer? First, we have a traditional arcade mode, where we can either race in a championship, where we have to complete a single lap on four tracks, or a practice mode, where we have to complete three laps of a selected track. Just like in the arcades, in championship mode you have very little time and completing even a second track may not be to obvious at first. You have to be really good if you want to complete everything not to mention getting the first place. Practice mode os for those who like to master a single track. Every standard and unlocked car is available here. Going for the best time and constantly short time at later levels make the arcade mode an exciting experience with a lot of replay value.

The main mode of the game is 10 year championship, where you participate in series of races, similar to those from arcade mode, in order to get a first place and unlock a new car. Difficulty here is tuned down, so getting a first place is a lot easier than in the arcade mode. 10 year championship also feature much more tracks. Sometimes you ride the same track but with different surfaces than previously, which is a neat idea to keep following years interesting. Here, you can also change setting of selected car depending on your preferences or a track you are about to tackle. You can change suspension, brakes, steering and even choose between traditional Sega Rally’s 4 gear transmition or a car specific realistic one.The mode feels like a typical “campaing” for a racing game.
The last mode for a single player is a Time attack mode, which is self-explanatory. You can choose any track you want and any car’s settings you want. Since I love beating records I see myself spending a lot of time here, since the number of tracks isn’t overwhelming and the game seems very good for beating times.
I should mention something about driving itself. It is far from simulation. More drifty style and surface has big incluence on your driving so you will quickly notice a jump from tarmac to gravel or from snow to ice. I think, Sega Rally 2 nailed with gameplay, giving us simple driving style, interesting tracks with multiple surfaces and exciting modes. Dreamcast’s controller does a perfect job in this game. You really need to correctly manipulate analog stick and triggers if you want the best times. Those things provide tons of replayability.

Sega Rally 2 has also a “Car profile” feature where you can listen about a history of the selected car. A voice could a little more alive and it is a main reason why I don’t care about this too much. Those things are spoken in a quite dull way. Like most of lectures.

Let’s talk about graphic and music. Graphically this game looks nice but while it targets 60fps it rarely keeps it for a longer than 10 seconds. When I see what was done with Daytona 2001 I am pretty sure it was possible with Sega Rally 2 for the Dreamcast as well. Music is a fucking mix of everything. From rock riffs to euro beat. I am sure you’ll find some catchy tunes. If you don’t like something, that’s ok because your co-driver is the main thing you’ll listen to. Speaking of him/her (yes you can set a female one, which sounds terrible), your co-driver gives information about a track in a very simplified way. In real rallys I can’t understand a shit from their gibberish, while Sega made it iconic for Sega Rally to make it simplified like “easy right, long medium left” etc. I must admit, it helps a lot.

Sega Rally 2 Championship is simply the essential game for the Sega Dreamcast. It is good to have it in your collection, since I am sure you will come back to this game multiple times due to its replay value and focus on beating times. I highly recommend picking one up, because it is still cheap. Be carefull though. Some people tend to overprice it! I really regret that sega abandoned their best racing games. However, Daytona 3 came out recently so while there is no hope for Dreamcast 2, there is hope for more Sega’s racing games in the future.

I actually love when the littlest one has days off from school, even if it’s many days in a row, even if it means longer work hours. She’s my sidekick. We go through our day like a team. She helps me fold laundry, and wash dishes, and carry things back to her house from the grocery store. We sing and dance and read and snuggle. We talk about what sounds letter makes and what certain words mean. We count everything. We do little science experiments; lately she’s very interested in cause and effect, if and then. She tells me “I love you so much” and “I missed you so much.” Truthfully, this is the only age when I can imagine wanting my own children. If they stayed 1.5, 2, or 3 forever, I’d have a dozen.

anonymous asked:

a-h-s-imagines is getting tons of cruel hate to the point where I'm worried about if they'd do something extreme... I don't know what to do!!! I'm honestly terrified!!!

Send your support and anyone who can do so. Hate is a disgusting thing and a lot of people are vulnerable and it can seriously affect them @a-h-s-imagines we care. We want to help and support you. You do not deserve what you’re receiving and I hope you’ll be okay xx

To all creators and well anyone.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry if you feel this way. I’m sorry if there is doubt.

If you’re not a fan of reading cause I ramble you may just wanna go down to the last two or three passages.

We do create in hopes others can enjoy what is made. Some even get caught up in creating what others want they forget or fear to make something they want for fear of others turning their backs on their blogs or content.

Yes a blog may eventually stop. Some believe because of age, or marriage and relationships. Or just stop cause they tire of it. If you stopped because you decide to have a life off of Tumblr then I can always hope we see your again in the future.

But you should not stop creating because of others. Yes getting a like ore reblog is nice. It shows creators their work has been seen. Maybe even seeing other blogs with higher numbers makes creators strive to create so they can get even a fraction of those numbers. But I feel that is not a good reason to create…

A piece could’ve been made for a selfish reason. You never want to look back on something you made and think.
“Oh I remember making this to get notes.”
You’ll begin to dislike that piece. Maybe even resent the time you poor into it. I never want that for a creator…

You can stick to a fanbase if that is what you enjoy. You can go original and just draw. Stories can end for the simplest reasons but that shouldn’t mean you stop creating. You should do what you want because you love it. Create because that piece helps you smile or vent or just help show your thoughts and feelings. You should never let “notes” get in the way of that.

Cause no matter what, you have even one follower? Then your creation is seen.

Now let’s go to the touchy subject of “notes”. Everyone knows this. Some may forget or not wish to accept it. But it’s there so gonna be blunt. We as creators or rebloggers are not entitled to notes.