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anonymous asked:

Hey, can you not reblog the non HP stuff? Start a personal blog or something, but I didn't follow you for any of the other stuff

then no offence but if you want you can UNFOLLOW us for that?? like… both of the people running this blog have personal blogs, but we reblog things that we think deserve attention (usually to do with fundraising/awareness-raising) from 100,000 people (which is how many followers we have)

like.. no offence but this isn’t a service we provide. you don’t pay us. we can stop posting content whenever we like. i’m not trying to be like “haha you’re lucky you get anything at all” because for reals we really enjoy this blog but we think it is our responsibility to signal boost things that require attention. we’re trying to make the world a slightly better place.

georgiawaves  asked:

I have to confess your blog is really negative, and it's not your fault since it's what people are sending in. So like why can't we confess thing like how much we enjoy the show? Example: I really love how after everything the brother have been through they still are there for each other no matter what! I just wish the fandom was less negative that's all.

You are more than welcome to send in positive confessions about what you like about the show to help combat the negativity you dislike.

We do try to encourage people to think positive, but you’re right that we’re a little bound by what comes into the Inbox.

A lot of the negativity we get is because people don’t want to say they don’t like something and be openly judged for it. There are some bad apples out there who take it upon themselves to police people’s opinions, so our blog acts as a bit of a safe haven from that. The price we pay is just that we sometimes take on a bit of a negative atmosphere in the confessions.

But that’s why we occasionally do things like Positivity Week(s), where we ask people to put their dislikes on hold and talk about what they like about the show. Be sure to look out for one or two during the hiatus this summer :)

That’s the shit part (besides that I may not be able to get a higher salary): the new agency is owned by the same holding company as my current agency, and our layoff paperwork stipulates that we can’t get severance pay if we go to another agency in our holding company (which owns at least 6 of the major ad agencies in NY, including the only other interested agency I’ve talked to, haha).

But if they let me I do plan to finish out my time at the old place because I’ve got hella vacations in May and I crave that lazy downtime.

anonymous asked:

I like how you always make fun of the people that say "if we dont pay taxes what about the ROADS!?" I live in an area with a lot of toll roads. Wouldn't that solve it? Pay for the road you drive on? If you don't drive on it don't pay the toll?

Big government be like “We need taxes to build the roads. But we also need to charge you to drive on the road that was supposedly paid for with taxes. Also we’re going to need to tax your vehicle.”

Also this is an example I use frequently, but there is a road being built that I see on my way to church every Sunday. I’ve been going to the church almost 2 years and I’ve barely seen any progress on this road. Seems like “building the roads” isn’t something that government does terribly effectively anyway.

  • Jay: It occurs to me that since everyone's already thinking it..
  • Erin: Even though we haven't done anything.
  • Jay: We're paying the price for something we didn't get the benefits of.
  • Erin: Benefits. I like how you're thinking.
  • Jay: I'm glad to hear you say that.
  • Erin: But, um, no can do.
  • Jay: No?
  • Erin: See, once you've tapped this, there's no going back.
  • Jay: I'd be spoiled for life.
  • Erin: Yes. Now you're getting it.

im still just equations-lady.png out here trying to figure this out like

them: ugh god stop trying to ruin another pristine fandom with your disgusting opinions

us, repeatedly for years: we would literally pay you to never look at us or talk to us again

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2017 03 – Zen Glen, Indian Land, South Carolina, April 13, 2017

Alt-truth is a lie
It is preferred
by those who
wish it were true.
Too many people
live in an Alt-universe,
one of their own making,
as though it is the real thing,
where climate change doesn’t happen,
and choices don’t have untoward consequences,
and we can make all the money we want
without paying any price,
or creating any resistance,
or worrying about Karma at all.
Alt-truth is a lie
The truth will out.


#magnus bane #looking after the downworld #keeping circle members out of his club #telling warlocks to go into hiding #providing a safe place from valentine #helping them move on after the circle attacks #providing wards for the shadowhunters #making potions #helping the vampires by sending camille to idris #controlling unruly warlocks in his territory  #the high warlock of brooklyn

Empathy isn’t just something that happens to us—a meteor shower of synapses firing across the brain—it’s also a choice we make: to pay attention, to extend ourselves. It’s made of exertion, that dowdier cousin of impulse. Sometimes we care for another because we know we should, or because it’s asked for, but this doesn’t make our caring hollow. The act of choosing simply means we’ve committed ourselves to a set of behaviors greater than the sum of our individual inclinations: I will listen to his sadness, even when I’m deep in my own. To say “going through the motions”—this isn’t reduction so much as acknowledgment of the effort—the labor, the motions, the dance—of getting inside another person’s state of heart or mind. This confession of effort chafes against the notion that empathy should always arise unbidden, that genuine means the same thing as unwilled, that intentionality is the enemy of love. But I believe in intention and I believe in work. I believe in waking up in the middle of the night and packing our bags and leaving our worst selves for our better ones.
—  Leslie Jamison, The Empathy Exams
The American Revolution Be Like

Great Britain *looming threateningly over a fallen rebelling America*Fools who run their mouths oft wind up dead-

*Door slams open*


France and Prussia: SHOW TIME!


Great Britain: oh shit it’s these guys.

*Submission by my one true fan @kittyreaper

a pretty good bad idea (1/?)

pairing: Trini/Kimberly (Power Rangers

words: 2097

summary: With great power comes unexpected and awkward side effects. Also: kissing lessons. (Isn’t that how the saying goes?)

a/n: Guess who saw Power Rangers and is predictable trash? Guess who loves all that trope-y cheesiness? Guess who doesn’t remember how to write, but is doing it anyways? Me me me. Anyways, I tried to bring the cheese, my friends, but I’m just not capable of writing poetry like ‘Are we Power Rangers or are we friends?’. Alas.

AO3 Link here!

WARNING for @smallandsundry : there is KISSING in this fic. (Also, no bear rangers.) Please avert your eyes.

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