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So! I don’t know why Christians (who aren’t going to convert and/or don’t have Jewish family they’re supporting) want to attend high holidays but I’m uncomfortable. I don’t want y'all here. I especially don’t want y'all when you think it’s okay to wear crosses and Jesus shirts and be aggressively clear you’re not Jewish, you’re Christian and this is just a curiousity for you.

anonymous asked:

so I know that loads of the gay cafe discourse comes from a really gross, homophobic place, which is a real shame bc there is an important conversation to be had about creating a variety of more accessible lgbt spaces. A lot of disabled people like me find bars in general quite difficult or totally inaccessible, but still really want to feel like part of the lgbt community

publishing without commentary

So I don’t wanna reblog it because I don’t want to give them a larger platform, but if you see this post going around:

“Riley H” is the person who ran the Arkh Project scam, as well as being a known pedophile apologist, abuser and a general all-around despicable person; if you see this post without commentary, please don’t reblog it

King of Memes

Or, how Tony Found Out About Bucky’s Blog. 


Tony couldn’t seep. Sometimes he managed a few hours if he was tired enough, so usually he went to the gym and worked out until he was exhausted. Tonight, though, he found the gym already occupied: Barnes, with his hair tied up, working steadily at the heavy bag. Normally Tony would make an awkward comment and leave him to it, but instead he just heads for the opposite side of the gym. After setting up at one of the far treadmills, Tony worked his way to a easy run. Barnes was laying his fists rhythmically into the bag, and the quiet thumping was sort of strangely soothing. Between the running and the thumping, Tony slipped into a near-trancelike state.

 And then Barnes let out an ungodly howl, drew back his left fist, and slammed it straight through the heavy bag with a roar of, “DIE A THOUSAND BURNING DEATHS!”

Tony fell off the treadmill, scrambled to his feet, and booked it to the elevator.


kingofmemes posted:

holy shit you guys there was a spider on my punching bag !!! thanks to my many years of combat experience & martial arts training things are okay now

Posted at 4:47 AM, 37294 notes


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could y'all let black men be feminine? please? not even if they’re gay, just like.. let black men wear rompers, skirts, sandals, heels, makeup, glitter, let them contour their fucking cheekbones if they want, why do y'all have to get so negative? straight, gay, bi, pan, demi, trans, whatever let black men wear what they want without your unnecessary commentary, thank you.

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I was recently made aware of this video (via @ghostwheeze​ ‘s blog… thank you!)

edit #2 15/12/2015: the context for this post is that in 2014, while my atheist ass was chilling with my Catholic family, i started thinking about how Christmas, despite being marketed as a non-religious holiday and celebrated in the western world by people of all religions these days, still contains elements that are clearly Christian - the word “Christ” literally being in the name, nativity scenes in Santa parades, songs about the birth of Christ - and wondering if that created any dissonance for non-Christians. i made a flippant post about it which got zero notes.

fast-forward to december 2015, i’ve grudgingly slid into agnosticism over the past year, i find this post in my xmas tag and reblog it, intending to start a conversation with any mutuals online. a few Christian-raised mutuals get the joke and reblog it without commentary. it starts to gather notes and a few people are angry at what they think is a lack of sensitivity towards the fact that Christmas is shoved down everyone’s throats, so i make the first edit (at the end of the post), not realising the original is circulating fast. three days later it has 20k notes and i’m drowning.

this post wasn’t an angry one, it wasn’t mocking or attacking non-Christians. i’m fully aware of Christianity’s frequently violent and hateful history, and the pagan roots of the holiday. i was raised entirely aware of the large gap in what the Catholic Church preaches and what the Catholic Church does, and i have, actually, questioned its teachings for most of my life, identifying as an atheist since i was eight. i haven’t been brainwashed or lied to and i don’t think everyone should have to listen to my “made-up book” (thanks, militant atheist tumblr). i know Santa isn’t in the Bible, thanks for that shocking revelation.

to everyone who took the post in the spirit in which it was intended: thank you for your stories about how you celebrate Christmas, they’re really sweet. i am genuinely happy that Christmas is a holiday celebrated by a wide variety of people for a wide variety of reasons. i’m going to publish the stories i already have, but i can’t guarantee i’ll publish anymore (though this post seems to be slowing down, thank God).

this is the last thing i ever want to say about this, so if i get any more hate about it i’ll just link to this post. merry Christmas everyone, and a happy New Year.


what’s christmas even like in non-christian families? in completely non-religious families? like what do you tell your children? “well, kids, we’re eating a whole lot of food and spending a fuckton of money spoiling you because some other people somewhere believe their holy lord and saviour and the greatest person to walk the earth was born 2000 years ago. here’s a playstation.”


edit: all sarcasm in this post was directed at the commercialisation of this day, which i am fully aware is due to the actions of the race who forced this religion on nearly the whole world in this first place. it wasn’t directed at non-christians and i would genuinely like to know how non-christians who celebrate christmas explain the holiday to their children, if anyone would like to share.

snorlaxlovesme  asked:

okay but can u imagine ronan waking up to a bouquet delivery service making its way down the Barns' mile-long driveway. ronan thinks its adam and gets all excited, and his expression dips into anger/disappointment when its not. "who the hell are you?" "your house is goddamn impossible to find, did you know that?" says flower guy. "google maps was no help. had to call the sender to give me directions over the phone." which does not explain who the hell he is at all "sender??" ronan asks (1)

“right right gimmee a sec” flower guy says, sliding open his back door and rummaging among like A BILLION bouquets and ronan is already combusting bc shit shit shit parrish got him FLOWERS what a sappy piece of shit and the flower guy pulls out a beautifully wrapped bouquet and when ronan looks down in the wrapping its almost all green. there’s moss and small knotted twigs and braided strands of grass and ferns and the only real flowers are a single pink rose and some puffs of baby’s breath and the entire bouquet screams CABESWATER which is the closest way adam parrish would have to say LOVE and ronan is reeling and his heart is pounding and the flower guy’s like “yeah this is definitely the weirdest bouquet ive delivered all day” and then continues to stand there like waiting for ronan to give him a tip or smthing and so ronan (still in a daze) reaches into his wallet and pulls out a random bill (probably like a 50, that rich asshole) and chucks it at the guy and then ronan says something like “get your fucking phone updated” and practically runs inside bc his face is burning. he’s gotta go dream up a vase to put this tiny ecosystem in and then think of the perfect valentine’s day gift for adam, now. 

GOT7 Reaction: You Kissing Them In Front Of The Boys

(I hope this is what you wanted (((: This reaction is very short and to the point, but I hope you enjoy!! <3 Saranghae <3)

Youngjae:

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I feel as if Youngjae would be half into it, and half not. He would love showing off that you were his, and his lips were the only ones that got to touch yours; but he wouldn’t want to show off too much. He would give you a short, sweet kiss and giggle, covering his face as it went red when the boys would lightly tease him about it. You would probably feel a little embarrassed as the boys poked fun at you, sitting next to Youngjae and burying your head sweetly in his shoulder, him quickly becoming your shield.

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Your childhood isn’t as well drawn as you remember it. If you can overlook all the times DBZ has looked wonky, but can’t get over the same thing happening with Dragon Ball Super, then you’re just being a hypocrite. If you’re gonna rag on Super, then you have to accept that Z did the same crap, too.

Update: People that keep reblogging this imageset without my commentary have defeated the purpose of my post in the first place.

@ leftist goyim

it’s possible to recognize that neo nazis target many groups without saying every five seconds, “JEWS AREN’T THE PRIMARY TARGET” because fyi saying that makes you antisemitic 

because yeah actually jews (and Romani people that you also leave out) are the primary target. y’all only pull this shit with us. 

Okay there’s something I wanna clear up on this damn site about YouCaring because people ONLY EVER reblog that one post about how YouCaring is “free” compared to GoFundMe without commentary at all.

YouCaring doesn’t personally take your money, because it doesn’t personally handle your money. YouCaring uses a service called WePay in order to forward the money to your bank account or whatever, and that service itself costs money. So you still lose a portion of the donation, and it’s a flat amount with a more proportionate fee added on top of that.

Here’s a screencap from my emails confirming the donation amount that somebody gave to me. I’m getting $.67 for a $1 donation. That’s almost 40 cents off of the tiny donation amount I’m getting, and that makes a much bigger impact if you were to get tons of tiny donations instead of a few big ones. This isn’t as noticeable as if somebody donates $100, you get maybe $97 of that.

So I’m not saying YouCaring is worse than GoFundMe at all, but people should be aware that it’s not a totally free money-giving service.

10 Books Any Gentleman Should Read

A gentleman is a lot of things, but there is one aspect that is rarely discussed but equally important: being well-read. This not only applies to keeping up to date in a man’s chosen field but also reading for pleasure. I begin the list with 10 essential books for a modern gentleman.


The Odyssey by Homer

The epic journey is a theme close to the essence of manhood, and there is no journey more epic or wrought with trials, revenge, destitution and perseverance than Odysseus’ galumph across the ancient Mediterranean.


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

While The Great Gatsby is a highly specific portrait of American society during the Roaring Twenties, its story is also one that has been told hundreds of times, and is perhaps as old as America itself: a man claws his way from rags to riches, only to find that his wealth cannot afford him the privileges enjoyed by those born into the upper class. 


Death In Venice by Thomas Mann

A repressed homosexual gentleman endures a silent and unrequited passion for a young boy while staying at a Venetian hotel during plague season. Gentlemen will enjoy this famous novella for its lavish descriptions of hotel lobbies, hallways and reception rooms – just the sort of places where gentlemen hang out.


A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust’s sublime portrait of fin-de-siecle Parisian high society; a must for an understanding of the infinitely fine grain of snobbery – also something of a soap opera if you read it fast enough. For those unable to make it through the whole 1,500 pages, the film adaptation by Volker Schlondorff is an acceptable substitution.


Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Few book quotes or titles have penetrated the common vernacular like the phrase ‘Catch-22’, and few books have managed to dance the tightrope of satire, philosophical rambling and comedy quite like Joseph Heller’s masterpiece. If you like to think and laugh at the same time, you are a man who will love ‘Catch-22’.


Ulysses by James Joyce

The tale of two peripatetics: a shabby-genteel supply teacher and an ad’ space salesman wandering the streets of Dublin in the early 1900s. There isn’t a gentleman in this novel – the finest written in the English language ever – and that alone is a good reason for soi-disante ‘gentlemen’ to read it… and marvel.


The Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Steppenwolf begins with a preface narrated by the nephew. The nephew meets Harry Haller, or Steppenwolf, when he rents rooms at the aunt’s boarding house. The nephew dislikes Steppenwolf immediately because he seems shy, unsociable, and snobbish. The nephew admits that he grows to like Steppenwolf after spending time with him and learning about his divided nature. He views Steppenwolf as “a genius of suffering.” The nephew tells the reader that he will present Steppenwolf and his story without any commentary, but he repeatedly interjects “psychological observation[s].” Steppenwolf leaves his manuscript to the nephew, who then publishes it. The text, or “Harry Haller’s Records,” is the result.


The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

In my opinion, one of the best book ever written. You will not want to put this book down even at 1,400+ pages. You’ll see the best and worst sides of a brilliant, cunning man. From rags to riches and back again, it’ll leave you wanting more.


Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman by Jon Krakauer

With a critically-acclaimed movie, multiple books and a Congressional hearing, we all know the story of Pat Tillman as someone who turned down millions of dollars in the NFL to serve his country in Afghanistan.  What makes Krakauer’s account so compelling is that it goes inside the complicated, emotionally charged and sometimes contradictory forces of patriotism, honor, intellectual curiosity and justice that drove Pat Tillman.

The Picture Of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde

Wilde’s book was influenced by Huysmann’s, and despite being a blatant crib and full of purple passages it has become the most influential of modern fairytales, ever alerting us to the price we pay when we pursue style in lieu of substance…