Anonymous said: Asexuality in a fic would be a non-fic. It would be boring and cold.

euclase2:

Then you’re a shitty writer, aren’t you?

And I’m actually not human. I’m a Chrysler with emotions.

"How do you bring a Black child into a world that plots their destruction before they leave the womb? How do you explain to a Black child that their life is a crime, that they will be hated for existing? How do you weight your own love heavily enough to stand up to every force that tells a Black child they are unlovable by definition? How do you bring a Black child into this world?"

ethiopienne (@ethiopiennesays

Wish I knew the answer…34, Black woman, not a mom, partially because of this. Talk to Black mothers all of the time about this. Hear many Black people’s fear about this. *sigh*

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flash-thunder:

Women make up 45% of the gaming community and 0% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest games of the year.

"Yes, but that’s still a minority! If more women played video games, there would be more reason to have female protagonists!"

Men make up 35% of the cinema audience and 84% of the protagonists of the 25 biggest movies of the year.

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coolvintagesoul:

I hope this sinks in your hearts.

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teleos:

Happiness is a warm baby rosy boa, still sleepy from basking, snuggled up in your hand.

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sun-thief-rai:

No words. She was also with Talib who was told by police to keep his hands up or they’ll blow his brains out. And some resident protestors are exhausted with everything and saying that street medics told them they’re experiencing a subcategory of PTSD.

So.

Yeah.

I’m weary.

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mohala-sumiko:

this morning, police raided Greater St. Mark school/church in Ferguson, MO (formerly called St. Sebastian’s Parish).

community members had been using it as a safe space and staging area. police claim that the church is violating housing codes by sheltering protesters, even though the pastor has said it isn’t true.

please please please boost this. help these organizers recover the supplies they lost, and share just how fucking far these cops will sink to make the people of Ferguson suffer.

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postcardsfromspace:

According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.

I have never been arrested.

I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.

I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.

When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.

So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.

When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.

And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.

It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.

But here’s the thing:

This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.

And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.

So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all,  no one’s shooting at your kids.

Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.

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2damnfeisty:

"14-year-old Parkview High School Freshman, Caleb Christian was concerned about the number of incidents of police abuse in the news.  Still, he knew there were many good police officers in various communities, but had no way of figuring out which communities were highly rated and which were not.  

So, together with his two older sisters: Parkview High School senior Ima Christian, and Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology sophomore, Asha Christian, they founded a mobile app development company– Pinetart Inc., under which they created a mobile app called Five-O.

Five-O, allows citizens to enter the details of every interaction with a police officer.  It also allows them to rate that officer in terms of courtesy and professionalism and provides the ability to enter a short description of what transpired.  These details are captured for every county in the United States. Citizen race and age information data is also captured.

Additionally, Five-O allows citizens to store the details of each encounter with law enforcement; this provides convenient access to critical information needed for legal action or commendation.”

Read more here. [x]

Black Excellence

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misspiggy385:

HELLO FANBOYS & GIRLS! And Happy 100 days to DA:I!

Today is the day my friends and as promised, it is the official start to my follower giveaway. Creating this blog has been an amazing experience for me. You all have been super awesome and supportive and it would feel extraordinarily selfish of me, if i did not show my appreciation. Thank you.

So now that I have thoroughly embarrassed myself, lets move on to the fun stuff!

My Aimo Sketch Card :D
My aimosketchcard :D

FOR THE WIN:

  • HOW TO ENTER: It’s simple, reblog and/or like this post! You are all allowed ONE REBLOG and ONE LIKE, so you can potentially get your name into the drawing/raffle twice. You are of course, welcome to reblog as many times as you like. But after the first reblog it will not add to your winning odds.
  • There will be 3 winners and each will receive 1 completely custom, Aimo Sketch Card with the DA:I character(s) of your choice!

RULES:

  • This giveaway is for followers only!
  • New followers are welcome, however do keep in mind, if you follow just for the contest and then leave I won’t hold it against you. But if you follow, win and leave, that would be INSANELY rude and since I will be in communication with you, I will remember it for future giveaways. "Don’t mess with the bull, man. You’ll get the horns".  
  • NO GIVEAWAY OR SIDE-BLOGS, I will be checking
  • Your ask box/fan mail has to be OPEN! If you are a winner and receive a message from me, you will have 48 HOURS to respond. If I hear nothing from you, I will draw another name.
  • When I contact you, I will fill you in on everything you will need to get your custom artwork started (In terms of what sort of info you will need to provide for your artwork, characters, layout, clothing, etc). After that, I will put you in touch with Aimo Sketch Artist, momochanners, and she will be working with you directly.
  • Please read Aimo’s Commission Info. I will be covering the cost of the art and shipping but it is still important that you understand the process, so you will have an idea of what to expect.
  • There will only be THREE WINNERS
  • Giveaway ends on August 20, 2014, at midnight

This is it folks! There is 90 days left to DA:I’s release and you officially only have 24 hours left to enter for your chance to win a custom aimosketchcard. Remember, you must like and/or reblog this post no later than August 20th @ midnight EST (SEE ABOVE FOR RULES). The 3 winners will be notified ASAP and will be announced by noon (EST), August 21st. Good luck to you all and thank you. You are all total bad asses! :D

-Your NerdWorthy Mod, MissPiggy385

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candidinatlanta:

"As the protesters marched through the streets, it began to storm. Every time the thunder crashed, the protesters would cheer louder and louder. It seemed as if mother nature herself were cheering them on."

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Tags: ferguson

platonicplant:

ma11ory:

hello-imaliveandwandwell:

hiroshimalated:

Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!

good to know

my brother is a police officer and these are all v true and things he made sure i knew but also remember the police can lie lie lie. the best thing, as mentioned, is to yell “i do not consent” repeatedly and hope someone will hear and act as an eyewitness for you

this is super important and we need to circulate this especially with the upcoming chicago raid ?? we need to do everything we can to protect possible victims of police brutality and hate crimes. it is not okay to break the law that goes for the people being arrested and the people arresting. stay safe.

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bossuary:

Some of the Dragon Age: Inquisition origin stories.

(for each race the only difference in the language is between the melee and mage classes)

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent
8. So please - don’t get it twisted

odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow

1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black

2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black

3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

8. So please - don’t get it twisted

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amphetameme:

there is no femshep, there is only the real shepherd and the fake man shepherd that bad hetboy nerds play

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