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Because They Can (Holy trinity x FemReader) fluffy drabble

Originally posted by pewdieberg

(( gif not mine - cutes ))

(A/n): ahhhh kill me

Request:  Request! Fem!Reader is a popular gamer who collabs a lot. After several hate comments about how “a girl can’t play videogames,” her friends Mark, Felix and Jack cheer her up through a Skype call. If you do this request, I would really love it if you’d tag me though I understand if you would prefer not to :D

Warnings: lmao swearing

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“I DON’T UNDERSTAND.”

“JUST GO AROUND THE BEND.”

“THAT’S LIKE THE SKETCHIEST THING I COULD DO.”

Not being able to coordinate yourself, your character ended up going backward by your control. You did not, in anyway, trust the front bend. Regardless of what Felix was trying to tell you.

You ended up dying.

“Oh, for fuck sake.” you grumbled, allowing yourself leeway to fall back in your chair.

“What,” breathed Felix “did I tell you.”

Together, Mark and the Irishman laughed heartily and looked into their set up cameras. You couldn’t help up pout at their joyous outbursts, hearing Felix tune in as well.

“I don’t know!” you began to defend, sitting up right again to reload the game.

“If I were to go down the front bend, I would’ve gotten jumped by 1A. I mean, they have lighter weaponry, but they had more soldiers.”

Beginning to mutter, you finished with “2B had less people so I thought I could just… slip by.”

Mark spit a bit before he laughed again, and said:

“I don’t think that’s how that works, hon.”

You only scoffed and challenged him with a “We’ll see.” before starting up a new map and inducing them to join.

Though the game had already started, and Jack and Felix were continuing commentary; you were slightly distracted by the comments of your stream.

Something’s about girls and games.

“Jack, if you round the corner onnnn…” you drawled for a moment before making up your mind “your second left, there is spare ammo in that wedge.”

“For sure?” confirmed Jack, clicking away at his mouse.

“Yeah, I remember. But, don’t pick up all of it, you won’t have room in your pack left.” you explained further “Utilize the space as much as you can so that you can pick up things like torch batteries. Yes, you will need them in the third map; second half.”

Mark seemed to be confused for a second, peering into his camera lens “Have you played through this before?” he asked.

“No.” you answered “You can just assume, because in that map, the only places to ‘hide’ in are the forest caves. Which are dark.”

Mark and Jack pushed out a chorus of ‘oh’s and thanked you heartily. Felix and yourself laughed, and you allowed yourself to glance at the chat once again.

“Should we take maybe five minutes to read over some things in the chat?” you suggested. The three boys agreed.

“Suuure thing.” sang Sean. Quickly, he leaned back in his chair and stretched himself fully; making inhuman groans with his mouth. You winced quaintly and chuckled.

“Uhhhmmm..” Mark sounded uncomfortable “these aren’t very appropriate.”

You were struck by confusion at first, offering your lens a childish look. You then checked, and read several comments in the below chat.

‘she’s pretty dumb for getting killed so easily lmao’

‘idiot move (Y/n)’

‘why girl’s shouldn’t play video games ^^^ they will get you killed smh’’

‘airheaded bitch wtf’

Well, shit. You wouldn’t have guessed people were still this immature. Have to admit though, you were a little peeved they totally bypassed everything you had just said.

“They mean me…” you mumbled half hearted.

“Yeah,” Felix said, sounding detached “they do.”

The four of you kind of sat in an uneasy silence. The chat slowed, some viewers even slightly apologizing.

Until one:

‘yea and? now get her off the stream ffs’

Ouch.

Mark was the first to admit how rude that was, giving his camera lens an uneasy stare. Jack followed suit with a disapproving look- the kind that tore out the hearts of his viewers.

Felix- well Felix killed it. He went on a lengthy rant about how sexist the comment was and how much of a douche that made them for saying it.

He went full rage.

“Do you want to… continue the stream?” you mumbled, silently hoping they would say no. You were alright, just feeling a little defeated at the moment. You felt as though you couldn’t hold yourself in front of any audience any longer.

“Not really.” said Mark, still glaring at his camera “Not at all…”

“Not anymore, I don’t.” agreed Jack.

The atmosphere hung thickly around the situation. Countless times, viewers that were actually trying to enjoy the stream apologized for the words of the ignorant. You almost felt bad.

But not too bad when you reached up and shut down your stream recording camera.

Felix, Sean and Mark did the same.

Silence. The skype call and webcams remained.

“(Y/n) don’t be sad.” said Felix. He smiled at you.

You managed your own grin and told him you weren’t sad. Afterwards, you thanked him for standing up for you.

“Don’t be a sad pupper.” giggled Mark effortlessly. He was really, heavily worried. Though, the male wasn’t sure it came across in his voice.

“No, no I’m not sad… defeated maybe.” you clarified.

Felix was a little heart broken. You were one of his closest friends, he didn’t need to see- or hear you sound so… deflated.

“Well they are just fucking… fucking dickholes.” he demanded stiffly.

“I swear to god, if any other small brained, chapstick looking mother dickbag says one more thing, I’m moving to America and starting a rally.”

You laughed quietly at the Swede’s declaration “Mother dic-”

“Mother dickbag.”

That made you at least chuckle a little, along side Jack and Mark. You were glad to be charmed by Mark’s deep falsetto of a laugh and Sean’s warm welcoming giggle.

“Hey hey don’t worry, she already lives by me. I’ll punch everyone in the face and then give her a hug.” stated Mark.

“I’ll regulate who can and cannot comment of her videos- only the very best may speak to her.” offered Jack, sounding proud.

You giggled some more, joined by the entire group.

“You guys are like my protection squad…” you uttered, filling with joy at an alarming rate.

“Well I mean,” said Jack.

“If we aren’t-” continued Felix, as he laughed.

“Who will be?” Mark finished, winking into his webcam.

“Only my three knights.”

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(A/n): beauty

I have given up on doing them in order. As long as I get them done so I can allow requests again, I’m fine

anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips on picking a new name? (I'm trans :) )

Oh boy, this is a hard one!

So, a lot of this depends on how much you want to fit in and how much you don’t care.

The first thing I would say is avoid appropriative names. If you are not asian, or do not have asian cultures in your recent family history, avoid asian names, for example. There’s one exception to that, which I will note below.

The reason for avoiding appropriative names is that you cannot be transgender and not be political. Our lives are, unfortunately, inherently political whether we want them to be or not. What you do with that, and what you make of it, is entirely up to you, but I strongly advise taking an active stance against things like appropriation. You don’t have to be an activist, you don’t have to call yourself a feminist if you don’t want, but it will make your life easier if you follow the barest of feminist beliefs. If you want a detailed reason as to why, send me another ask.

How much do you want to fit in? Age appropriateness is something that, in our culture, is very ingrained. It is not an overt system, it is very implicit, but people still pick up on it. If you have a name that isn’t appropriate for your age group, people will notice. For example, if you are noticeably older than Harry Potter series, and your name is Hermione, people are going to notice and ask questions. If you are trying to pass, you do not want to draw attention. But even if you are not trying to pass, people associate that name with a certain age bracket (young millennials and children born to older millennials).

If you lie in the US, the Social Security Administration will let you look at names that were popular when you were born. You can look at the gender that you most closely identify with (man or woman, in this case), and see what common names were in the year you were born.

If you prefer a gender neutral name, you will find those on either list. Start with the top 10 or so, for the year you were born. Then look at the years before and after, to see if there are names. Then bump the list up to 20, and do the same thing.

Make a list of the names that you like the most. Heck, rank all the names if you want. There should be a pretty decent list of names for women, men, or gender neutral names as you prefer.

In my case, I did not choose Samantha in this manner, but I did check to make sure it was close-ish, and it turned out to be popular enough within five years of when I was born. Since people saw me as younger anyhow, it worked out.

If you are transitioning to a masculine appearance you might want to take this into account as well. If you look younger or older than you actually are (and trans men frequently look younger), this can add some of that implicit validity for society.

It may seem like a small thing, but it really does make a difference. One thing you want to look out for is whether or not there is a drastic change in names from year to year on the popular list. If you pick a name that suddenly appears as number 3 and doesn’t appear in the top 50 for the last three or four years, chances are it’s a Hermione situation - something from pop culture. So research that name in the years leading up to it’s popularity to make sure you know the pop-culture reference if there is one. There might be, but if there is someone will eventually pick up on it.

Another great way to pick something is family tradition. In my family there is a tradition of the men passing down middle names. There’s also a tradition of women passing down their middle names. For example, my middle name was my fathers middle name. When I transitioned, I knew that one of the things I wanted to do was continue that tradition - doubly so because my daughter has her mother’s middle name. I wanted my mothers middle name. Bonus for me, it also happened to be my wife’s grandmother’s middle name. That sealed the deal for me. Grandma was a huge supporter of my transition.

One of the things I had to consider then was whether or not my first name sounded good with my middle name. In our society there is thing were we unconsciously respond to names that sound good. Names that have a poetic lilt to them are “nice” names. Of course, this is a very western and very white thing.

If you are POC, you may have other naming conventions I am not aware of, depending on your culture. Also to consider, if you are POC, is whether or not you want a white passing name. Studies have shown that names that are perceived as ethnic get less attention on resumes than white sounding names. It’s a super shitty thing, and honestly whether or not it is appropriate or preferred, well, it really isn’t my place to delve into that. I suggest that if that is a concern, you seek out the QPOC community and talk to them.

The same thing happens for women. If you are transitioning to anything that will be perceived as feminine you may want to consider a name that shortens or has a nickname that is gender neutral. For example Samantha shortens to Sam, which means I can put Sam on my resume and it will not suffer from the initial gender bias on resumes. This was not a direct concern for me, but it was a bonus.

Another way is to name yourself after someone, real or fictional, that you admire. Especially if you are not concerned with fitting in or assimilation. It doesn’t matter if the name is age appropriate or even real if you don’t care. And parents do sometimes name their kids after fictional characters. I didn’t choose Samantha because of a character, but when it came down to sorting out my top pics it certainly didn’t hurt that I associate Samantha with a strong woman.

You can also ask yourself, what would you name your child? If you were to have a child, you make a list of names. So make a list of baby names. Baby name sites have a lot of advice on how to do that. The idea here isn’t that you pick a name for your imaginary child and name yourself that, rather, as you go through the process you will find names that you think suit you better. I know several people who used this method to pick their name.

I’m sure there are other ways, but hopefully that will get you started! Hopefully followers and the community might have some other ideas.

anonymous asked:

Wait how did we find out about master Raymond's descendants? Is this a novella thing? (I normally don't like reading novellas so I'm out of the loop)

Well it’s in part based on what Master Raymond tells Claire, immediately after he heals her in Dragonfly in Amber:

“Why do you call me madonna still?” I asked. My hands rested on the slight concavity of my stomach, gently as though not to disturb the shattering emptiness. “I’ve lost my child.”  

      He looked mildly surprised.  

      “Ah. I did not call you madonna because you were with child, my lady.”  

      “Why, then?” I didn’t really expect him to answer, but he did. Tired and drained as we both were, it was as though we were suspended together in a place where neither time nor consequence existed; there was room for nothing but truth between us.  

      He sighed.  

      “Everyone has a color about them,” he said simply. “All around them, like a cloud. Yours is blue, madonna. Like the Virgin’s cloak. Like my own.”

This alone implies that Claire is related to him somehow - and, of course, that he is a time traveler.

Which Diana Gabaldon has confirmed on her website:

Well, he’s a prehistoric time traveler. I think he came from somewhere about 400 BC or perhaps a bit earlier (not technically “prehistoric,” but they certainly weren’t using written records where he started out), and the 18th century is not his first stop.

He is–or was–a shaman, born with the ability to heal through empathy. He sees auras plainly; those with his power all have the blue light he has–born warriors, on the other hand, are red (so yes, “the red man” is iconic). He has a rather strong aversion to Vikings, owing to events that happened in his own time; hence his nervousness when he sees Jamie. He’s afraid of them, but he also realizes just what a strong life-force they have–that’s why he makes Claire invoke it (using the sexual and emotional link between her and Jamie) to heal her.

His descendants–a few of whom he meets now and then in his travels–have the blue light about them, too; in large degree or small, depending on their talents. So he knows Claire, when he sees her, as one of his great-great, etc. grand-daughters. And Gillian/Geillis is another–you notice she has Claire’s sense of plants, though she tends naturally to poison, rather than medicines.

We’ll see him again–though not in Jamie and Claire’s story, I don’t think. Master Raymond should get his own series of books, eventually.   So in fact, we’ll see Claire, Jamie, and Geillis again, then– but as secondary characters in Master Raymond’s story (you recall, Geillis mentions having met “one other” (time-traveler) in Voyager, but doesn’t tell Claire who it is).

Heaven knows just when we’ll get to that–in about ten years, at this rate–but we will get to it. <grin>

anonymous asked:

at my job we use an ipad as our register and so we can go into the system i guess you call it and adjust things as needed. recently one coworker and i figured out that another coworker is changing her hours to make it look like she's worked more but we don't have physical proof of it so idk how to go about telling my boss about it. we want her fired so bad because she's terrible but i don't want to go in with no solid proof and have it backfire on us any advice on what we should do

Listen up ladies

I find that a lot of us (collectively, our generation and the ones following) tend to neglect our manners. How we act (to others, in high society, in casual settings, over text, etc) is such an important factor, not just in sugaring, but in our lives in general. Please, ladies (because that is what we are, we are ladies first and foremost), keep yourself in check. If you’re dealing with a salty SD, be the bigger person, do not start unnecessary battles, even if he is a jerk. Remember, channel your elegance and manners into everything you do, think before you act on a thought. Here are the four main things I’ve noticed that really, we shouldn’t do:

  • Ignore an SD (salt, splenda, or sugar)
    • Rule of thumb, if he’s not for you, send him a quick text or call him, to thank him (for his money, time, etc) and say goodbye. Simple as that.
  • Start battling it out
    • There is no need to ruin an hour or two of your time, arguing with someone who you will just end up blocking. Be the bigger person, know when to stop.
  • Talk badly about past SD’s/POT’s you’ve met, to a current SD/POT
    • All that displays is your willingness to turn someone’s actions (and perhaps kindness) into a rude retelling.
  • Not show up to a set meeting
    • This is perhaps one of the biggest mistakes an SB can make, this sets root to the idea in an SD’s head that most SB’s are unreliable and flaky. Some sugar’s turn salt due to faults in their previous experiences, eliminate these faults and we’ll have less salts. (theoretically, don’t quote me on this, some men are just plain salty right off the bat!) All you have to do if you can’t show is a tend a text letting him know, simple as that.

anonymous asked:

I'm a black American. And I wanted to know what do you think of the Anti-Asian (ness?) in the black community? I know there's anti blackness across all communities. But I never hear about Anti Asian(ness? Idk what other words to call so I'm so sorry for my ignorance).

Hey there!

Well, you’re the first to ask me this on Tumblr so you get the honors lol. But in all seriousness, this is a very sensitive topic so you will get a long answer. I do acknowledge that I am Asian so I hope that some things I say don’t come off as anti-black and if anything does, I deeply apologize as it’s not my intention. I should also note that I personally don’t use or like the terms “anti-Asian(ness?)” or “anti-Asian racism” as I feel like they both appropriate off anti-blackness and anti-black racism. I just say “racism (or prejudice) against Asians.”


Now, some people will say that prejudice against Asians don’t exist in the Black community but that is absolutely foreign to me. Maybe it may not exist in other parts of the country but where I’m from (I won’t say), there is A LOT of prejudice and microaggressions against Asians that come from the Black community. And I will definitely acknowledge there is anti-blackness in the Asian community as I wrote about it here, here, here, and here. But this ask isn’t about anti-blackness in the Asian community so I will now focus on my own experiences.

For the past 23 years out of my 2X years, I’ve lived almost exclusively among People of Color (Asian, Black, and Latinx) and though I went to a middle school and a college that was predominately white, I only grouped up with fellow students of color. So now you know some of my background, I can say that there is a lot of prejudice and microaggressions against Asians from the Black community, or rather I should say Black individuals. Some personal experiences will be shared:

  • When I was in high school (predominately People of Color), I was “with” a Black girl and Black students were always quick to point out my race, guess what I was, teased her because she liked me then whenever other Asian guys would pass by they would tell her there’s a bunch of Asian dudes for her, or say things like, “(Name) got herself an Asian!” as if I was some object to be “gotten” or something.
  • I clubbed a lot throughout college so I obviously loved clubs with predominately Black people because in my opinion, the music and dancers are just generally better lol. But anyways, there were times when some Black people would say things about Asians and I knew they were talking about us but I just ignored them.
  • A few months ago, I was with my female Asian friends and we were walking to a club then a Black woman made some nasty comments about them. While it wasn’t directed towards me, I felt it and it really bothered me throughout the night.

These were just some experiences of prejudice comments or microaggressions that bothered me personally but now I’ll move on to the more serious matters.

I haven’t kept up with any of these areas as of lately but there were lots of crimes last year where Black people were targeting Asian people.

In Philadelphia:

In Houston:

In Sacramento:

In Fresno:

I can keep going with this but crimes against Asians/Asian Americans are extremely under-reported and the only way you would know is if you kept up with the news and crimes against Asians, have friends and/or family that were targeted, or were targeted yourself:

  • My friend’s grandpa was tied up and robbed.
  • A family friend’s house was robbed but luckily the daughter was home and got the robbers caught.
  • Last month, a family friend’s house was robbed and the son was beaten up badly and had to be hospitalized.
  • My mom was robbed.
  • And much more where this comes from.

The common tactic seems to target Asian business owners, immigrants, elderly, or women because there’s an assumption that Asian people can’t speak English and have a lot of money. Though for some cases this may have been true, it’s still prejudice to apply these stereotypes just because someone is Asian and not only that, but to then act on said stereotypes.

I don’t mean to put any Black people on the spotlight or anything but do you get where I’m coming from? There is a lot of prejudice and microaggressions against Asians among some Black people that is largely ignored or not talked about, at least in some places. Obviously it isn’t systematic or institutionalized like anti-blackness so it isn’t the same but that doesn’t mean prejudice against Asians should be ignored.


But like my mom, we know that not all Black people have prejudice against Asians/Asian Americans and that what some Black individuals do is not reflective of all Black people. Overall, regardless of what I’ve experienced, what I’ve seen, or what my friends and family have experienced, none of this has changed the fact that I want to see all Black people uplifted, empowered, to get justice, to truly be free, and to exist anywhere without facing prejudice or racism by anyone.

And I definitely apologize if anything comes off as being anti-black as it’s not my intentions. Thank you for asking and sorry for the long reply.

Angry Asian Guy

i make jokes about healer mains because i am one and though i’ve played more of ana/luci in specific, i still have a decent amount of time on each class so sure as fuck i’m not some hanji main or widow main or tracer main thinking i know what being a heal main is like even when that is most certainly not the case

but being a heal main means i also get to make fun of tanks and dpses. i see that stupid shit y’all’re doing over there. i see it. you think i can heal that? i can’t heal stupid. why did you charge in? why did you dash/blade in at half hp when i have boost ready and have been calling it repeatedly at you in specific? why did you do that thing you just did, only to die instantly? it’s beyond me. i am going to make fun of you for it on the internet.

When someone asks, "Any volunteers?"

When anyone asks for volunteers, you never raise your hand unless you know what it is you’re volunteering for. Other people are jumping up and down to be called on, but why they would ever volunteer for something when they have no idea what it is? As soon as you volunteer, you’re immediately put under peer pressure to do it, no matter what it turns out to be.

Accent Challenge
Laur ft. Tegan
Accent Challenge

Okay so I was tagged by @harrysmeadow (i think) to do this accent challenge.  Thank you Steph! Also try and ignore the gross sounds I make like swallowing and stuff sorry okay!

  • Your name and username.
  • Where you’re from.
  • Pronounce the following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Pajamas, Caught, Naturally, Aluminium, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, Doorknob, Envelope, GPOY.
  • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
  • What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
  • What do you call gym shoes?
  • What do you call your grandparents?
  • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
  • What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
  • Choose a book and read a passage from it.
  • Do you think you have an accent?
  • Be a wizard or a vampire?
  • Do you know anyone on Tumblr in real life?
  • End audio post by saying any THREE words you want.

Okay so I absolutely love characters who are lil mom friends who hover over injured or sick companions, but

Reluctant worriers have my heart. The characters who express concern with rude statements like “you look like shit.” Characters who will bring food for sad friend and take care of their injured and ill companions and then threaten that if they tell anyone, they’re dead. And when other people in the group see them and say things like “you’ve gone soft.”

Bonus points for:
-being really terrible at taking care of others
-being surprisingly good at taking care of others
-a moment where the other character is so ill that the reluctant caretaker drops all pretenses to panic unashamedly
-calling a better caretaker to ask what they should do
-relying on the sick character to give them instructions until they’re finally so sick that they have to figure it out themselves
-vast under-reactions where they just assume the other character is exaggerating and maybe even makes it worse until they collapse and then the other people in the group are like “you broke him so you FIX HIM”

anonymous asked:

8 and 38? :)

Hey there, anon! Sure thing!

8. Does he know about the baby?
38. If he’s going to treat you like shit I’m going to kick his ass.

Warnings: swearing, protective Avengers, fluff, mild angst (?)

(Bucky x pregnant!Reader)

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

I have crippling depression

Hey friend,

I’m truly sorry that you’re experiencing such a depression. I know life can seem that much more difficult, however, remember that there are so many beautiful things that are present around you at all times. You are a gift to this universe; one that cannot ever be even remotely replicated. Really! There is no one else who has been, is, or will be quite like you, and that’s what makes you so special.

Try to stay positive, friend! You can do it! :) Every morning, give thanks that you were able to wake up and continue to live this beautiful thing called life. Count your blessings, and count them as many times as you need to. Make a list of them. Make a list of every positive trait that makes up who you are, and treasure each and every one of them, friend!

If you ever need anything, I’m always here to talk to. I’m only a single message away.
Please do take care,

Alright, story time.

So this is a lengthy story about multiple events but I’ll try to keep it as straight to the point as I can. I also want to mention that I know that some of my followers know where I go to school, and I’d like to keep names out of this so please respect that if you know who I’m talking about :)

So at my school, each semester we are assigned to an instructor depending on what time/day/level our lessons are. This semester I was assigned to an instructor that we will call “Chris” for now. I already knew that she wasn’t a good instructor, but since I was leasing Scooby, I figured I’d just use each lesson as a free ride time and kinda just do my own thing. From the start, I could tell that the exercises she picked just didn’t fit the horse’s or the riders, and she also had one of those “do it right or get out” attitudes, and loved to make “mexican” jokes and use the R slur. 

Within 8 weeks of the semester, she managed to do the following:

- In the first lesson I passed a slower horse on the quarter line, keeping plenty of room, and she told me if I passed someone again I needed to get off and leave the lesson. Keep in mind that our indoor is MASSIVE and this lesson only has 5 riders in it. You could fit at least 25 horses in there at once. 

- Pedro, our ex-GP level dressage horse who had gotten his hocks injected that day, was feeling his oats and bolting on one of the riders in my lesson. She is a very good rider, but very tiny and Pedro generally just doesn’t give a shit. To solve this, “Chris” decides that the appropriate exercise for this is to do flying changes on the diagonal of our gigantic arena. When Pedro begins to bolt, she screams “float his teeth with that bit! rip his face off!” and then begins to yell at the rider that she isn’t trying and can’t stop the exercise until she gets it right. We are coming on probably the 5th time the rider has tried the exercise and she begins to cry, only for “Chris” to brush it off and dismiss her and call on the next rider. 

- The lesson before mine, which “Chris” also teaches, is a W/T lesson. Because of “Chris’” lack of teaching theory, within two months they have still not learned how to steer. For some reason, “Chris” thinks they are ready to canter a 18″ course. My lesson is warming up at the far end, and are continually PHYSICALLY ran into by their horses. Like, literal collisions. Nothing is addressed, they continue to run around aimlessly over sticks and into each other. 

- In one of our lessons, we only had 4 riders. “Chris” decides that this is the best time for us to practice a 1st Level test. At the same time. With 4 horses that are extremely particular, one kicker, one bolter (mine) and 2 deadheads that can’t keep up. Each horse was practically having a mental breakdown by the end of it. 

- Lastly, the lesson that drew the line, in which we were doing an exercise 2 at a time. Scooby and Pedro, both bay horses were in one group, and Cully and Lucas, two grey horses were in the other group. She decided it would be hilarious to state how she had “kept the whites together, and left the darks separate”. This resulted in the following email. 

After this email, she was removed from our lessons, and is now under review.

tl;dr: my trainer is racist and doesn’t know how to teach a lesson, she made a racist joke and I tattled.

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deltora edit meme- quotes ½

Despair is the enemy. Do not let it defeat you.

I cannot let this quote go by without some comments because a. it’s me, the queen of essays, and b. this quote means more to me than I can even adequately explain 

At some points in my life this quote has become my mantra, something I say over and over again. Do not let it defeat you

It has reminded me that I am not my despair, or my illness. My thoughts are things attacking me, enemies. Sometimes I called my thoughts ‘the Shadow Lord’, pretended there was a Crystal in my house. It helped me understand, know, it was something apart from me. Do not let it defeat you 

It has reminded me that even if I have control over nothing else in my life, not even my own mind and thoughts, I can try to control my despair. I can keep trying to find hope. Do not let it defeat you

It has reminded me that not all monsters can be defeated with swords. But they can be defeated. Do not let it defeat you

The Shadow Lord is never completely vanquished. But it is not it who is ‘the Enemy’. It never was. Lief defeats his true enemy when he chooses to live a happy life. He keeps hope. Deltora keeps hope. They win

anonymous asked:

Are minors legally constituents? (I will be voting in the 2018 midterms but am still 17.) And do you use their full name, or position + last name, or gendered title + last name...? Sorry for the basic questions; I'm autistic and have trouble with social cues.

Minors are totally constituents, especially if you’ll vote next election. Use Senator/Representative Lastname. Figuring out what the barriers to making a call are and asking about them is totally the right thing to do, please don’t apologize!

anonymous asked:

Out of curiosity because Americans have cute weird words, what do you call: 1. The long, thin, frozen sweet things people eat in summer? 2. The items of clothing you wear to swim in? 3. The puffy blanket thing you sleep under?

KP: otterpops, swimsuit, comforter

Shout out to @asexualsanji for doing the best they can in protecting Sanji from the part of the fandom that

-call him a Vinsmoke a.k.a Vinshit(s).

-ship him with the Vinshits.

-are okay with/produce non-con and dubious-con in fan fiction and/or art.

-put him in gross heronomitive stereotypes (when put in a gay ship i.e. the whole top/bottom thing ect).

-like seeing him suffer in general.

Sanji does not deserve the disgusting things the fandom is doing to him.

So if you to think Sanji needs to be protected from these things/fans please consider following this person.

(Asexualsanji I hope you don’t mind I did this but I feel you need more appreciation and recognition for this. Also sorry if there’s anything i missed.)

So, this has been bothering me a lot for a little bit. One thing I’ve noticed lately is that a lot of people will defend themselves when being called out for having posts using slurs on their blog by saying things such as “Well I personally don’t do it, it’s my followers/the people I follow and you can’t blame me for what my followers send to my blog/what ops of posts I reblog say!”.

Here’s the thing: at face value, it seems rather valid. However, once you start to actually look into it, you should realize that you are the sole controller of what is and is not on your blog. Although you may not be saying it yourself, you are contributing to the normalization of that slur. The fact that you still respond to messages or reblog posts containing those slurs, and don’t actively call out those people for using those slurs, is a way of normalizing the use of it.

You absolutely cannot say that you do not condone the use of a specific slur if you are still reblogging posts and responding to people using it and not bringing attention to the fact that the people who are using the slur should not be.

Another thing I have noticed is that these same people will use a variation of the slur to target specific people with it even if that isn’t initially what the slur was used for. For example, I have seen people stating that they find the use of the word r*tard to be unacceptable, yet have no problem referring to Democrats as “libtards”, and saying those people have “little to no brain cells” and are “worthless and stupid”. Now, think as you will about the Democratic Party, but using a slur directed towards mentally disabled people, and changing it to make it about Democrats, is an insult to both mentally disabled people and Democrats alike. It dehumanizes mentally disabled people, as you are associating Democrats to them, and therefore saying that you believe that mentally disabled people are worthless, stupid, and have little to no brain cells. Insulting people of one group by calling them a slur made for another group, even if you change part of the word, is insulting and dehumanizing to both the people being called the slur as well as the people that the slur is originally directed to.

What I am saying here is, you cannot claim to be unsupportive of the use of a slur while still condoning its use and using variations of it when insulting other people. It is hypocritical, and all in all is a false statement for you to make.