No matter how much you shame and scare them, women will still come for abortions. Pretty recently I had this young woman, 15 maybe, and we did the procedure. I said, ‘Your uterus is empty, the procedure is over. I have to go check to make sure we got everything,’ and I left the room to examine the tissue. Then I came back and told her, ‘Everything’s fine, your uterus is healthy.’ And she said, ‘So … when are you going to use the steel ball?’ I picked my jaw up off the floor and said, ‘Steel ball?’ She said, ‘Well, I went to the crisis pregnancy center and they told me you’re going to put a steel ball that’s covered with sharp blades into my uterus and twirl it around.’ And this kid still came! I was thinking, How did you ever make yourself walk in the office believing I was going to do that?
—  Dr. Suzanne Poppema, share hear experience of being an abortion provider. Seven abortion providers told their stories to New York Magazine


November 21, 2014 by Caitlin

When I dream there are shadows,

abundant in dim external corridors

and my mother is making butternut squash soup.

My mood is detectable

but only when I am laughing

in the steam the hot springs exude,

and only when I am bathed in silver moon beams.

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Police Shot 12-Year-Old Girl To Death While Evicting Her Family From Their Home

Police just shot and killed a 12-year-old girl in Duncannon, Pennsylvania as they were in the process of evicting her family from their home.

Local WHTM reports that the girl’s family members identified her as Susquenita Middle School student Ciara Meyer.

She was described by her uncle as a “wonderful girl, full of life.”

The local news source, The Sentinel reported further that Pennsylvania State Constable Clarke Steele was the one who had gone to the apartment on Tuesday. He said he was there to enforce an eviction order for the family.

He claims that Ciara Meyer’s father, Don Meyer, pointed a .223 caliber rifle at his chest. That remains unconfirmed as of now.

Police are saying that Steele fired at Meyer, but the bullet went through Don Meyer’s arm and then hit in Ciara Meyer, who was to the side and behind him.

Ciara was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her father was flown to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Neighbors say Ciara was a “very kind, sweet kid. Here’s a little girl that doesn’t even have a chance to grow up and live her life, and all because of this senseless act. It’s horrible, absolutely heartbreaking.”

Condolences to a family.

That’s awful. Can our police do anything without shooting?? This was just eviction - cops didn’t have to fire! When a child dies it is the most terrifying. Children are not to blame for troubles of adults. Every time you think that police cannot decay worse - they do something to prove they really can! The state should limit the authority of police to shoot! This is VITAL DEMAND. Clark Steele should not escape responsibility.


Spent today cooped up in a hotel room in Cologne. I was able to see a doctor and even though I have a pretty severely inflamed larynx he thinks if I keep to my prescribed regiment and get tons of rest I should be able to ease my way back into singing. I apologize to everyone in Tilburg who came out to see us with Steel Panther tonight. I went against doctors orders last night in Paris and gave it my all to sing and woke up this morning paying the price. On the plus side my Christian Bale “Batman” impression has never been better haha! Anyway in all seriousness I apologize for the show cancellation and I promise we will make it up to you! As of right now I intend on playing tomorrow here in Germany but I will definitely need some vocal assistance from the BVB Army! 😊 #theblackmass #theshatteredthroat http://ift.tt/1EnNwDg

Captain America ruined Superman for me

So I started this right after Captain America: The Winter Soldier came out earlier this month then got busy with a real-world thing and didn’t finish it. But now it is finished and even though the …

The article resonates strongly with me. I have been a fan of Superman since I was 5 years old. Superman was what first got me into comics and I was SO excited when I heard the franchise was getting a reboot. 

It’s been a year since Man of Steel was released in the UK and I’m STILL angry about how Wrong it was. God, they could have done such great things with it but no

Anyway, this article highlights nicely why I came out of Man of Steel feeling angry but went to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier multiple times at the cinema and am now counting down the days to the blu-ray release so I can watch it again


The most terrifying moment of the day came during Ser Gregor’s second joust, when his lance rode up and struck a young knight from the Vale under the gorget with such force that it drove through his throat, killing him instantly. The youth fell not ten feet from where Sansa was seated. The point of Ser Gregor’s lance had snapped off in his neck, and his life’s blood flowed out in slow pulses, each weaker than the one before. His armor was shiny new; a bright streak of fire ran down his outstretched arm, as the steel caught the light. Then the sun went behind a cloud, and it was gone. His cloak was blue, the color of the sky on a clear summer’s day, trimmed with a border of crescent moons, but as his blood seeped into it, the cloth darkened and the moons turned red, one by one.

Jeyne Poole wept so hysterically that Septa Mordane finally took her off to regain her composure, but Sansa sat with her hands folded in her lap, watching with a strange fascination. She had never seen a man die before. She ought to be crying too, she thought, but the tears would not come. Perhaps she had used up all her tears for Lady and Bran. It would be different if it had been Jory or Ser Rodrik or Father, she told herself. The young knight in the blue cloak was nothing to her, some stranger from the Vale of Arryn whose name she had forgotten as soon as she heard it. And now the world would forget his name too, Sansa realized; there would be no songs sung for him. That was sad.


Hello again, GyJo fans! Guess what? Submissions for the LESSON 5 FANBOOK (title pending) are open! A grand total of (up to) 24 artists will be featured in this book. If you’re interested in submitting a contribution, please follow these guidelines.

  • Follow THIS LINK and follow the instructions to download a size template for your submission. Please be aware of all boundaries therein, and make sure no important features (text, your signature, etc) is located outside the designated PRINTING SAFE ZONE. If you want to include a bleed, that is fine and recommended (see bullet 5). DPI is set to 300 in CYMK mode. It is recommended that you save your image in two files: a .psd with layers as well as a flattened version (.tif or .jpg)!
  • This is a GyJo fanbook. Other characters may be featured in your work, but please keep Gyro and Johnny center stage!
  • NO R-18 ART! As much as I love a saucy GyJo piece, this is an all ages book. Lovey-dovey, not hot and smutty! A little risque is okay, though. PG-13 at max!
  • Sadly, these are only one page pieces. No two-page spreads, please!
  • ANY CONTRIBUTION CAN BE CONSIDERED FOR COVER. I will go over the submissions and choose which one would be the best cover piece, and approach the artist about how they feel about this. They are, of course, free to decline. This is why it is recommended that bleeds are included in your works, though, as a cover piece will need a bleed. The cover piece will be edited (with artist permission and input of course), but the original version will be in the book as well (this is why the artist limit is still 24).
  • PLEASE SEND ALL SUBMISSIONS TO heylinsart@gmail.com. Any questions about the project can be sent to my email or to lesson5fanbook.tumblr.com, depending on the level of privacy you desire!

If we reach more than 24 contributors, then the works will be curated by myself. 

Any artist that is accepted into the physical book will receive one free copy of the completed book. There will be a bonus mini-print (drawn by yours truly!) given to the first 30 buyers of the booklet. If money allows, this print will be given to contributors as well. Sadly, at this time, I can not promise that.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS SEPTEMBER 1ST. If you have any questions or think I should clarify something, please don’t hesitate to ask. Happy drawing!


A hundred days and a hundred nights he laboured on the third blade, and as it glowed white-hot in the sacred fires, he summoned his wife. ‘Nissa Nissa’ he said to her, for that was her name, ‘bare your breast, and know that I love you best of all that is in this world.’ She did this thing, why I cannot say, and Azor Ahai thrust the smoking sword through her living heart. It is said that her cry of anguish and ecstasy left a crack across the face of the moon, but her blood and her soul and her strength and her courage all went into the steel. Such is the tale of the forging of Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes.


‘Nissa Nissa’ he said to her, for that was her name, 'bare your breast, and know that I love you best of all that is in this world.’ She did this thing, why I cannot say, and Azor Ahai thrust the smoking sword through her living heart. It is said that her cry of anguish and ecstasy left a crack across the face of the moon, but her blood and her soul and her strength and her courage all went into the steel. Such is the tale of the forging of Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes.



Ok, so I went to visit one of my convention buddies in Wisconsin last week (hence why I was gone), and she had me watch RWBY for the first time.

And then this happened~~

That’s pretty much the basic formula, if you were wondering. Thing I like + Symbols or some other kind of thing I can engrave = Sweet finger swag for you! And yes, I do mean YOU! My rings come in US sizes 3-16 to accommodate fans of all sizes. Size should NEVER be a barrier to looking awesome! 💖

These rings are stainless steel and hand engraved by me with each girl’s symbol. Stainless steel is naturally silver, so the colored bands are anodized, which is an electrochemical process that changes the color of the steel. A plain engraving will be naturally silver since it scrapes off that top layer of anodization, but I can add color to that engraving by using an alcohol-based ink. Using both colored bands and different inks, I came up with some designs that reflected the characters’ color schemes. The symbols are all 100% engraved by hand, no stamping or tracing.

For Ruby, I chose a rose gold band and red ink.

For Weiss, I chose a silver band and either white pearl or a blue-grey pearl ink. It’s a little hard to see since it’s rather pale, so I can darken that up for you. I think her symbol would also look nice in red.

For Blake, I chose a black band and purple ink. Have I mentioned how much I love those gradient tights she wears? :D

For Yang, I chose a gold band and either black or orange ink. Her symbol might also look nice in brown or even red.

I’ve also included a black band option for each girl, with red ink for Ruby, white pearl ink for Weiss, and yellow ink for Yang. You can also get the rings without the ink, as shown in photo 3. Since these rings are totally custom, I can do any band color or ink color you’d like, as well as symbols for other characters or even your OC~