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Advice, Charmander, and God: Tweet t Roger DiLuigi III retweeted Wallid Kanaan 00 @Balrog TheMaster Twitch Plays XY was able to successfully Wonder Trade and got an Omanyte called Lady Helix. HOW Misickf71 20,131 Twitch Plays Pokemon 2014-07-27 07:03:23 UTC Stream delay:30s Haloelite2 Thundernind5700 Broadswordnast ar Hquaticsmore5 Dragoonxd aichu Jirachinoe LADY HELIX Lv.1 R240,140 80,150 A 300,234 ??? Omanyte 12/12 DEX NO. НР ATTACK 6 Nanashi yanabiko Me10atta Czarwona.latarni a BX BХ DEFENSE 6 AOEK WATER 293, 124 SP. ATK 7 Rkjhouopc 123 A SP. DEF 6 MOVES LEARNED SPEED 6 Constrict NATURE Mild Withdraw ABILITY Shell Armor None ITEM Od3h03n23s Badges: 0 Last save: 4n ago Last party display update: 42s ago NO W OMRSQ LADY HELD Continue operations? AWA Report Problem atma-starfish: commandtower-solring-go: dpdchxkenpachi: commandtower-solring-go: dpdchxkenpachi: swan2swan: skeletim: precumming: Wtf… holy SHIT Do not doubt a god. I don’t get it The original Twitch plays pokemon was a Twitch based event from a few years back where users of the Twitch Chat could submit button presses based on the layout of an old Game Boy to play Pokemon Red. Eventually they did manage to beat the game. But along the way it had sparked a huge following and somehow developed it’s own lore based on the pokemon caught and the names they were given. However, at Mount Moon, Twitch decided to take the Helix Fossil, an item that could be used to acquire an Omanyte later in the game.  Due to the nature of the system, a lot of the time the character just would walk around in circles for hours on end, and one thing that would happen constantly would be that they would open their item menu and try to ‘use’ the Helix Fossil. Since the item had no function, people adopted the idea that they were ‘consulting’ the Helix Fossil for advice, and that it was their lord and saviour. What makes this Lady Helix so incredible is that, there was an incredibly small chance that they would get to Wonder Trade. And knowing wonder trade, the pokemon you’ll get in return is impossible to predetermine. So for not only them to get an Omanyte, is amazing. But the fact that that Omanyte references explicitly the events of he previous TPP, is nuts  I knew that Twitch plays Pokémon was wild I had no idea that the lore ran this deep. Haha that’s amazing Oh it gets way better. Due to the random arse nicknames the pokemon got, they adopted monikers to go with it. I’ll run through a couple ABBBBBBBK( was the starter pokemon, Charmander and was nicknamed Abby. However was released. JLVWNNOOOO was the player’s Ratata, nicknamed Jay Leno. It was released with Abby, following due to loyalty aaabaaajss was the TPP Pidgeot, the strongest pkemon on the team, and was chosen by the Helix Fossile. It was nicknamed Bird Jesus.  Eevee the false prophet, sent by the Dome Fossil. Evolved into Flareon and was released AATTVVV was the team’s Venomoth, lovingly nicknamed the All Terrain Venomoth. One of the final party. AA-j was the team’s Zapdos, caught with a masterball and was dubbed Battery Jesus. however, he was a false prophet. Only a short time after it’s capture on the 11th day were a great deal of pokemon were released. It did, however, make it to the end of the game. AAAAAAAAAA or also known as The Fonz was also one of the last members in the party. A Nidoking that helped leave the team to victory. I only saw a little bit of the actual stream, but I followed the whole thing. it was amazing.  i want to point out that All Terrain Venomoth was horrendously underleveled and managed to take down one of Lance’s Dragonites
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Family, Friends, and Head: anarchy404x 1d You must understand the weird logic of the left. To them life is priceless and should always be prioritised over property. They would literally let the statue of Liberty burn to save one person. Through inaction let one person starve? You monster, you literally murdered them. Reply Vote tsunderepup: randomslasher: pastel-selkie: lesbianshepard: stupid leftists and their belief in *checks notes* the intrinsic value of human life Reblog if you would burn down the statue of liberty to save a life Here’s the thing, though. If you asked a conservative “Would you let the statue of liberty burn to save one life?” they’d probably scoff and say no, it’s a national landmark, a treasure, a piece of too much historical importance to let it be destroyed for the sake of one measly life.  But if you asked, “Would you let the statue of liberty burn in order to save your child? your spouse? someone you loved a great deal?” the tune abruptly changes. At the very least, there’s a hesitation. Even if they deny it, I’m willing to bet that gun to their head, the answer would be “yes.”   The basic problem here is that people have a hard time seeing outside their own sphere of influence, and empathizing beyond the few people who are right in front of them. You’ve got your immediate family, whom you love; your friends, your acquaintances, maybe to a certain degree the people who share a status with you (your religion, your race, etc.)–but beyond that? People aren’t real. They’re theoretical.  But a national monument? That’s real. It stands for something. The value of a non-realized anonymous life that exists completely outside your sphere of influence is clearly worth less than something that represents freedom and prosperity to a whole nation, right? People who think like this lack the compassion to realize that everyone is in someone’s immediate sphere of influence–that everyone is someone’s lover, or brother, or parent. Everyone means the world to someone. And it’s the absolute height of selfishness to assume that their lives don’t have value just because they don’t mean the world to you.  P.S. I would let the statue of liberty burn to save a pigeon. 

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Best Friend, Detroit, and Life: fragilefox: bemymonument: bemymonument: My best friend had a horrible top surgery experience, and his surgeon doesnrsquo;t seem to care. He is raising money to get a second opinion and (hopefully) another surgery to fix what his first surgeon did. Anyone can look at these pictures and realize that is NOT right. So even if you cannot donate, please reblog and share this. My best friend is entirely broken over this and is strongly fighting a deep depression because of it. He deserves happiness, and was so close to finally reaching it before this happened. I want nothing more than for him to love himself when he sees himself, including with his shirt off. Thank you in advance for taking the time to read, share, and/or donate! http://www.gofundme.com/5s6wm6o PLEASE SHARE, it’s not even just about the money. Eli wants to get the word out and possibly prevent this happening to others! [ID: Two pictures of Eli’s chest post-op. The results are not typical for a transgender mastectomy, as there is no masculinization and the shape of the original chest is visible. it is not typical cancer mastectomy or breast reduction results either; the nipple grafts were done directly on top of the incision site, and the sutures were done poorly. there is a great deal of scarring. end ID] here is the text from the gofundme, with spaces added for accessibility: So as most people know I recently got top surgery on March 13th. I have waited my whole life for this surgery and I couldn’t wait to see the final results. I was supposed to get my surgery done with Dr. Doreen Ganos, a transgender specialized surgeon at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, she was amazing at what she does and had great results. Sadly two weeks before my actual surgery she ended up passing away. I got passed onto a surgeon who was taking over her patients. I met with him and he had nothing but great things to say, one of which was “my goal is to have minimal scarring for you, so when you are on the beach no one will question your chest”. Any trans guy would jump for joy at that remark so I felt very confident still going through with surgery with him. However, the outcome turned out not what I expect nor have I ever seen before, as pictured. The surgeon chose to not use drains after the procedure, he stated that it was not necessary. He also didn’t leave me with any sort of binding after the surgery other than this sticky tape over my chest, that I had to remove myself at home. And when I removed the tape at home after a week post op, I had never been so let down in my entire life. I had no words, other than “what the hell”. I’m not sure what procedure he was trying to do, but clearly if I was on the beach, certainly I would get questioned with my chest. Since March I have been on antibiotics three times due to having infections. Along with having to get a revision that didn’t really do much other than make my chest flatter(which is nice) but still very deformed, as also pictured. I also have been through multiple shirts due to leaking fluid…which could’ve been avoided had he put drains in. It has come to the point that the best surgery of my life has turned out to be the worst thing to happen to me. My mental health has declined severely, and I have come to conclusion that I need to get a second opinion, along with a new surgery to fix this outcome. Another surgery, taking off time from work again, and more medical bills will be very expensive and I cannot afford it myself. So I am reaching out to the public and hopefully me finally sharing my story may help a little, rather than me hiding the severity of it. Any little donation helps or even reading my story and sharing it, I truly am so thankful in advance for anyone and everyone who comes across this page. edit: the surgeon that did this is Dr. Herman Houin at Henry Ford, Fairlane Dearborn location
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Arthur, David Bowie, and Puppies: stoneyboboney tumbl Follow urbanoceanbx hapter 3 1 g car and f you took a couple of David Bowies and stuck one of the David Bowies on the top of the other David Bowie, then attached another David Bowie to the end of each of the arms of the upper of the finst two David Bowies and wrapped the whole business up in a dirty robe you would then have something which didn't exactly look like phn Watson, but which those who knew him would find hauntingly terrible Se clledt He was tall and he grandtheftautosanandreas Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters the-fandoms-are-valentines they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay "He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis." Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you. "He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way of "It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro." "If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly nudityandnerdery And, of course The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't. drinkmasturbatecry the one that will always stay with me is "Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath," i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words marsdaydream I will reblog this every time l see it because these are some of my favorite sentences in the English language ladyscientia Douglas Adams understands me Source:kingwizardandthelizardgizzard #42 #yes this #ahahaha #Douglas Adams 436,335 notes Douglas Adams appreciation post
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David Bowie, Puppies, and Target: ch in fully k tti Chapter 3 1 ng he west ing car and f you took a couple of David Bowies and stuck one of the David Bowies on the top of the other David Bowie, then attached another David Bowie to the end of each of the arms of the upper of the first two David Bowies and wrapped the whole business up in a dirty each robe you would then have something which didn't exactly look like d dream of enly fling the terrible eously. So rminedly ecalled" John Watson, but which those who knew him would find hauntingy amiliar He was tall and he gangled. marsdaydream: drinkmasturbatecry: nudityandnerdery: the-fandoms-are-valentines: grandtheftautosanandreas: Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay “He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.” “Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.” “He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.” “It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.” “If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.” And, of course: “The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.” the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words. I will reblog this every time I see it because these are some of my favorite sentences in the English language.
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Beautiful, Sorry, and Target: Grab a plate and throw it on the ground. -Okay, done Did it break? -Yes Now say sorry to it. -Sorry Did it go back to the way it was before? -No. Do you understand? THEMETAPICTURE.COM kintsukuroi (n.) (v.phr.) "to repair with gold", the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com contranym-xendo: fluffmugger: srsfunny: More Beautiful After Being Broken What this trite imagery misses out on is the fact that kintsukuroi requires a lot of work to repair a piece like that.  It takes a lot of time, a lot of effort, a great deal of investment.  Sometimes parts of the original are damaged beyond repair, and you have to instead painstakingly create entirely new ones.  It’s still not the same.  Maybe it’s something more beautiful. But it’s not the fact that it broke that makes it beautiful. It’s the work put into it.  It’s the fact that people made the effort to salvage it, because it was worth salvaging, because it was important enough to salvage.      It’s the care that makes the beauty.  An apology can’t always fix what has been broken.  That doesn’t mean it’s not irreparable, sometimes you can go on to rebuild and repair.  But it won’t ever be the same as it was again.    I really appreciate this addition because I’ve always hated the “more beautiful for having been broken” thing. Being broken sucks and I hate all those tragic romantic sensitivities that try to make it what it’s not. These pieces are beautiful because they’re repaired with effort put in to making them shine.

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Apparently, Church, and Community: akira @akiratoska 3h 1) 1 am angry that no one outside of Toronto's LGBT+ community is talking about what's happening right now 2) I am angry that the Village, my one safe place, is no longer safe 3) I am angry that queer people are being targeted 4) 1 am afraid for the safety of my drag family 93 t5 11 akira @akiratoska Here is all of the information could find about what is going on in Toronto's Gay Village right now. I will update this thread if I learn anything new, and I will post links to relevant articles below ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION Tess Richey y related) A 22-year-old woman named Tess Richey went missing on Saturday, November 25th. She had been out in the Village with a friend (at the drag bar Crews & Tangos). They left the bar around 1:30 a.m. and met up with an unknown man and woman and hung out r na ban and woman previously Rhy ws a seenbrof days, at least three people (2 women and approached them claiming to be an Uber dri oetederessive, wanting them to get into his car. It's ongoe lat llage area or in the lsabella/Sherbourne area friend at 4 am on Saturday, at which point her friend went home. Around 4 a.m., Richey ordered an Uber but never got in. On Wednesday, November 29th, Richey's dead body was found in the Village aleyway, apparently metres away from the place she was last seen. On Thursday morning, the poice said in a statement that the death was "ndt suspicious:however, an autopsy revealed that the cause of Rochey's death was neck compression, and her death has now been ruled a homicide and is currenty being investigated as such An excerpt from a CTV artdle: "Police have descnibed the "unknown male" last seen with Richey as white and approximately 57 to 6 tal, with a slim build and short, RED/WORD OF MOUTH Other confirmed missing people w other young women/trans peoplelnb peopl a in the past few days, a couple of whom we een any official statements about this; l've o t want to cause more fear than necessary bu Two other women have also recently gone missing around the same area. Joan Lenahan, 33, was last seen in the Jarvis/Queen area on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. Christine Shaheen, 35, was last seen in the Universty Gerrard area on Tuesday, November 28th at 4 pm Gay men going missing from the ChurchWellesley Village In the past few months, at least 11 gay men have gone missing from the Village area Many were men of colour. There has been speculation with in the community of a serial kiler but there's no real information about that. Oficials say that there is a great deal of information which cannot be released in relation to this investigasion The latest news article I could find about this was from August 4, 2017 ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION Tess Richey A 22-year-old woman named Tess Richey went missing on Saturday, November 25th. She had been out in the Village with a friend (at the drag bar Crews & Tangos). They left the bar around 1:30 a.m. and met up with an unknown man and woman and hung out outside of the woman's house on Dundonald street for some time. It is not known whether or not they knew the man and woman previously. Richey was last seen by her friend at 4 a.m. on Saturday, at which point her riend went home. Around 4 a.m., Richey ordered an Uber but never got in On Wednesday, November 29th, Richey's dead body was found in the Village (Church/Wellesley area) in an alleyway, apparently metres away from the place she was last seen. On Thursday morning, the police said in a statement that the death was "not suspicious, however, an autopsy revealed that the cause of Richey's death was neck compression, and her death has now been ruled a homicide and is cutly being investigated as such. An excerpt from a CTV article: "Police have described the "unknown male" last seen with Richey as white and approximately 5'7" to 6' tall, with a slim build and short, light-coloured hair." Other confirmed missing people Two other women have also recently gone missing around the same area. Joan Lenahan, 33, was last seen in the Jarvis/Queen area on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 11:13 a.m. Christine Shaheen, 35, was last seen in the University/Gerrard area on Tuesday, November 28th at 4 p.m. Gay men going missing from the ChurchWellesley Village In the past few months, at least 11 gay men have gone missing from the Village area. Many were men of colour. There has been speculation within the community of a serial killer but there's no real information about that. Officials say that "there is a great deal of information which cannot be released in relation to this investigation". The latest news article I could find about this was from August 4, 2017 Man posing as Uber driver (possibly related) In the past couple of days, at least three people (2 women and 1 man) have said that a man in a black car approached them claiming to be an Uber driver and was "unusually persistent" and aggressive, wanting them to get into his car. It's unclear whether this happened in the Village area or in the Isabella/Sherbourne area. UNCONFIRMEDIRUMOUREDWORD OF MOUTH l've heard that a few other young women/trans people/nb people have also gone missing from the Village area in the past few days, a couple of whom were potentially sex workers. I haven't seen any official statements about this; I've only heard through word of mouth and I don't want to cause more fear than necessary but I figured it's worth mentioning akira akiratoska 2h Replying to @akiratoska Articles about the death of Tess Richey cbc.ca/news/canada/to... ctvnews.ca/canada/toronto.. 6 akira @akiratoska 2h News releases about the two other missing women torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/3 torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/3. 4 akira akiratoska 2h Latest article about gay men having gone missing from the Village torontoist.com/2017/08/growin... 34 4 missfame: https://twitter.com/akiratoska/status/937858659371094016 ‼️ PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS ‼️ STAY INFORMED EVERYONE AND STAY SAFE ‼️
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Cookies, Crime, and Tumblr: How TO TALK TO NAZIS masked-up: yellow-anonymous: masked-up: masked-up: Quick how-to A lot of comments criticising this post have popped up, I realized the problem and I’ve fixed it. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Assault is still a crime. It doesn’t matter if the person being punched is a “”“Nazi”””. What are you talking about???Lets say I can punch one of two people. My first option is this innocent old lady. My second option is this man wearing a flag, a face mask and making a specific gesture with this hand. Can you tell me the big difference between these two people? One of them is innocent and has never harmed anyone, the other is a fascist who supports either mass deporting all Muslims and non-whites, or flat out killing them. One makes cookies and one makes Nazi salutes, one goes to bingo and one went to prison for getting in a street battle in Dover. So it does matter if the person I punch is a Nazi, yes its still assault but its the Why he got punched that makes the difference. I’d never punch an old lady, but I’d very happily deck a fascist or Nazi, because they’re racist they’re nationalist they’re dangerous. It matters a great deal who is punched, and why. Of course if you’re completely against all political violence you’ll never see any punches thrown as good ones, you’ll never see it as a right only a wrong. Despite the consistent examples of violence or the threat of violence working to get rid of fascists and Nazis, because your morals will never allow it. 
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Books, David Bowie, and Puppies: ch in fully k tti Chapter 3 1 ng he west ing car and f you took a couple of David Bowies and stuck one of the David Bowies on the top of the other David Bowie, then attached another David Bowie to the end of each of the arms of the upper of the first two David Bowies and wrapped the whole business up in a dirty each robe you would then have something which didn't exactly look like d dream of enly fling the terrible eously. So rminedly ecalled" John Watson, but which those who knew him would find hauntingy amiliar He was tall and he gangled. aeruh: marsdaydream: drinkmasturbatecry: nudityandnerdery: the-fandoms-are-valentines: grandtheftautosanandreas: Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay “He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.” “Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.” “He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.” “It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.” “If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.” And, of course: “The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.” the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words. I will reblog this every time I see it because these are some of my favorite sentences in the English language. @forest-of-books
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Alive, Being Alone, and Dancing: wordsnwolves: Look at this photo for a minute. Set aside your political leaning or any complaint you have about the choices that various governments in Canada have made lately, and just look at this photo. It’s nearly impossible to imagine it being taken in any other country. Really look at it, because it was iconic the moment it was shot. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Canada’s current prime minister would make an appearance in Toronto at one of the largest gay pride parades in the world - maybe he could have dressed in a natty suit and his signature tan lace-ups, and waved to the crowd while waving the flag. That alone would have been enough to make history, to feed the news cycle and to build the Justin™ brand. Maybe even snag another GQ cover. But, no. Appreciate what is happening in this photo. This G7 leader decided to bare his hairless chest in a salmon-pink shirt, and slip into curvy white jeans (there isn’t a straight guy alive that can pull off white jeans without irony - don’t even bother disagreeing with me), and shake his baby-maker under a high, July sun while being hosed down by a hundred water pistols wielded by all manner of race and colour along the straight, L, G, B, T, and Q spectrum. And in this picture, you can just make out the guy in the hat to the right of Trudeau’s jubilant armpit. He’s a recent émigré to Canada. A 5-foot-1, gay, HIV-positive Syrian refugee, which, if you look it up, is the definition of completely fucked back in his devastated homeland. And yet, there he is, marching and dancing next to the leader of his newly-adopted country, agog in the middle of Yonge Street. Some might say that this is simply a picture of liberalism gone wild, or of biblical deviance, or of political opportunism. Go ahead – knock yourself out. Or, you would be partially correct to see this as a photo of a minority group celebrating a wider acceptance of its claim to humanity. It is that, and a great deal more. To look at this photo and not grasp its significance is to not only succumb to shallow, jaded and isolated thinking, but also to take for granted a level of freedom that is absurdly great in comparison to the utter bleakness in other corners of the world right now. This is a photo that says, “You have the freedom to not only feel love here, but to demonstrate it, celebrate it, sing it and shine it. Don’t squander it.” Theo Ward, July 5, 2016
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Cars, Drunk, and Energy: Ramona Flour@RamonaFlour 14h 1. Being a woman is kind of like being a cyclist in a city where all the cars represent men. Ramona Flour@RamonaFlour 14h 2. You're supposed to be able to share the road equally with cars, but that's not how it works. 70 56 Ramona Flour@RamonaFlour 14h 3. The roads are built for cars and you spend a great deal of physical and mental energy being defensive and trying not to get hurt. 72 50 Ramona Flour@RamonaFlour 14h 4. Some of the cars WANT you to get hurt. They think you don't have any place on the road at all. Ramona Flour@RamonaFlour 14h 5. And if you do get hurt by a car, everyone makes excuses that it's your fault. わ £370 ★51 … cyrreblogs: mekahmagick: kristen-the-rageful: l0kasenna: lunarobverse: A brilliant metaphor 6. Cycle lanes are built just for you, and then the cars drive in those too. 7. And you can’t go out at night because cars will run right over you. 8. You better watch out for the drunk ones 9. Even if you DO use the cycle lane because it is “Safer for you” A lot of times there are obstacles and other things in the way to make it more difficult to navigate. 10. Sometimes cars will honk or swerve at you for their entertainment and the drivers will laugh when you react defensively, because they’re safe in their car and don’t realize how dangerous that looks to you on your bike. 11. Some places have much better cycling lanes than others, which is good for those places! But it doesn’t fix the unequally-shared-road problem and really underlines how cyclist-unfriendly other places are. 12. The Door Zone in general. Will every parked car slam a door open directly into your path as you’re passing? No, of course not. Do you have to watch every parked car for opening doors anyways? Yes! Because even one surprise crash into a suddenly appearing door can lead to injury, sometimes serious, or even death.

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Beautiful, Best Friend, and Bitch: make me a ginny weasley believer I don't understand T washedchicken breenwolf: okay. let me start this story by saying that, when i started reading harry potter, i was eight years old and the year was 1999. the character closest to my age (and, as a bonus: a girl!) was ginny weasley. in the sorcerer’s stone, the most information you get about ginny is her being shy and standing behind her mother’s legs, but i already lived in a world where i was ginny weasley in my head. that was my fantasy as an eight-year-old girl. when i heard about the frist movie being made, i dreamed about being discovered and cast as ginny weasley. that was aLL I WANTED. fast forward. book two is released, and ginny weasley became my favorite character of basically all time. see, people hate ginny. people hate her because, frankly, HARRY-VISION sucks. for four of the first five books, ginny is no more than a peripheral character who harry speaks to only when necessary— hell, even in ginny’s story (chamber of secrets), she is treated as an accessory by harry. she is his best friend’s little sister. she doesn’t matter to him until he looks up one day and sees her as, to put it bluntly, a sexual creature. he has to see ginny making out with guys for him to realize that he’s been thinking (for six damn books) of ginny as being his. people don’t like ginny, in my experience, because they hate harry/ginny. and that’s cool, man. i am WITH YOU SO HARD ON THAT. i HATE harry/ginny. i hate it because it doesn’t make sense; i hate it because it’s easy; i hate it because there’s no chemistry there; i hate it because it’s giving harry literally everything he’s ever wanted without considering ginny as a character and without considering what ginny wants. harry gets ginny because, when he has ginny, he’s finally a weasley like he’s always wanted to be!!!!! he and ginny are essentially ghosts of his parents when it comes to how they look, and they name all of their children after the ghosts from harry’s life! which, eurgh. but none of that is ginny’s fault. see, ginny is my favorite character possibly of all time because people hate her so blindly. because people are so willing to forget what ginny went through— because jkr wrote all of her characters to forget what ginny went through. at age eleven, ginny weasley stood up for harry potter and raised her chin towards draco malfoy in a clear this is my side gesture. at age eleven. and then ginny weasley experienced something horribly, horribly traumatic. she was lonely and in a big new place, where her brothers had their own friends and their own occupations. they played quidditch and hung out with harry potter… and ginny? ginny had nobody. the only person who would talk to her was a diary that was slipped into her things by lucius malfoy— a diary containing the spirit of tom riddle. a diary that she knew she shouldn’t talk to, but she couldn’t help herself. she was eleven years old and lonely, so lonely. and she wanted to be brave like a gryffindor should be, so she didn’t think she could turn to anyone for help. not even when she was blacking out and waking up with actual blood on her hands. she was a scared eleven year old whose body and mind were being TAKEN AWAY FROM HER in a story that is not unlike rape. tom riddle wedged his way inside of her, stripped her of her agency, and fed off of her soul.  until harry potter saved the day, of course. but, after that? what happened to ginny’s story?  it disappeared. it was completely buried by the excitement of sirius black’s escape in the third book. it was never brought up again until order of the phoenix when we get this dialogue: “I didn’t want anyone to talk to me,” said Harry, who was feeling more and more nettled. “Well, that was a bit stupid of you,” said Ginny angrily, “seeing as you don’t know anyone but me who’s been possessed by You-Know-Who, and I can tell you how it feels.” Harry remained quite still as the impact of these words hit him. Then he wheeled round. “I forgot,” he said. “Lucky you,” said Ginny coolly.  so, while the rest of the whole damn world forgot about ginny’s AWFUL past, guess who didn’t? GINNY. for four years she handled that shit— seemingly— all by herself. again, let me emphasize: all by herself. because ginny doesn’t have friends in the harry potter books. she has a connection to the golden trio because her brother is ron, but ginny and hermione do not have a best friends forever attitude. nor do ginny and luna. nor do ginny and neville. you see a few cases of ginny/luna/neville being together because they’re pushed together by their own isolation— by the way none of them really quite belong. ginny is always brave. at eleven she stands up to malfoy. at fourteen, she hits malfoy with a bat-bogey hex and follows harry to the ministry of magic. she fights in all of the hogwarts battles. she never strays from the side of good— but she also never forgets that she has faced tom riddle. in the canon, she has had a more intimate relationship with tom riddle than anyone other than harry. she never lets herself forget that, even when everyone else in her life seems too eager to forget about it and move on.  another thing about ginny: she doesn’t get ‘beautiful’ overnight, which is an argument i hear pretty often. ginny’s ALWAYS pretty— boys start to date her as early as her fourth year, so she’s clearly a desirable girl. ginny exists in this realm between girls like lavender brown (who we get the idea dates frivolously and frequently) and hermione (who winds up in a One True Love storyline with the only ‘maybe’ before that love being victor krum). ginny dates around, finds out what she likes, and has what she likes. she doesn’t apologize for dating, she just dates. she makes out with boys! she acts like a freaking teenager! and that’s okay!!! i am so fucking sick of people bitching about ginny being a “mary sue” because boys like her.  of course, the only times we see ginny are when harry sees her. and once harry has a crush on ginny? he’s a sixteen year old boy— and teenagers with crushes do a great deal of idolizing their crushes. with HARRY-VISION, ginny is beautiful and talented and funny. to harry, there are no flaws to his crush; even the obnoxious/stupid things she’d do would be seen as ‘cute.’ so, of course, coming from harry’s point of view, ginny’s transition from “wallflower, girl with a fannish crush on me” to “stunning, mature girl i want to make my girlfriend” is QUICK and a little (a lot) jarring. but, while JKR did NOT set up harry’s admiration for ginny in the earlier books (a book earlier, harry was kissing cho chang), JKR DID set up ginny weasley— but people had written ginny off so early that the little details about who she was dating, what she was saying, and how she looked were cast away. and now, post-HBP, people are so overcome with their dislike of ginny that they don’t see just how terrific a character she is in the re-reading. ginny’s brave and beautiful; she doesn’t have to choose between being one or the other. but harry, and the readers, only notice that she’s amazing— strong and stubborn and harboring the darkest memories of any of the hogwarts students without batting the slightest eyelash — once harry has a crush on her.  and in the surge of the shittiness that is harry/ginny, ginny takes the hit most frequently. people bitch and moan about “ginny’s my least favorite character” and “ginny sux” and “i hate her” and i just want to shake them and say “give her some goddamn respect; she suffered more than just about ANYONE in that damn series and then everyone who claimed to care about her JUST FORGOT.”  but ginny didn’t forget. she kept her chin up and went on with her life— went on to have the most normal life of all of the teenagers we saw in the harry potter series, really. even though she never let anyone get as close to her as tom riddle ever again— she kept no “best friends” that we know of— ginny fought through and stayed strong, and there is a whole story of recovery and strength that harry wasn’t there to see, so we never got to experience it as readers. but it happened— it HAD to have happened. you don’t just get OVER that (ginny makes it clear that she STILL hasn’t in the quote i listed above). there’s a story there— one that harry never gives a shit about finding out. and i love ginny because of that aspect of her. because she can have this whole, unspoken story that we only get in TINY bits and pieces based on what HARRY sees of her. and fuck the haters, that story is awesome. ginny is a badass motherfucker and she survived tom riddle trying to suck her soul out of her at age eleven. that deserves some god damn respect, ok.
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Alive, Being Alone, and Baked: moxie @Robotmoxie - 5m i cicked on that millennial bill of rights tag and the amount of "trigger warning" jokes by out-of-touch clowns is deplorable moxie @Robotmoxie - 4m like, the people of this generation aren't asking for coddling, a great deal of them have fucking PTSD 2 moxie @Robotmoxie - 4m you wanna know WHY they do? because we've been in a hostile jingoistic wartime environment since the fall of fucking 2001 moxie @Robotmoxie - 3m there is not a young person alive in the united states who has not been bombarded with propaganda for the past 15 years moxie @Robotmoxie - 1m when you come out of that hostile wartime environment and you say "i would like to be warned before confronting my trauma" these jerks laugh moxie @Robotmoxie - 57s they laugh, and they say "suck it up buttercup" and they hate you for being rubbed raw by more than a decade of abuse on a huge social level 2 moxie Following @Robotmoxie that's to say nothing of the personal abuse in the household that takes place by a previous generation that was trained poorly for this 5:29 AM - 4 Feb 2016 moxie @Robotmoxie 26m gen x is where we got latchkey kids. nothing wrong with being a latchkey kid. but by definition they had to figure shit out alone. 3 moxie @Robotmoxie 26m and when your parent raises you with no lessons except frustrated approximations of "what worked on them," they will abuse you moxie @Robotmoxie - 25m that is a large part of where abuse comes from, a parent who has no idea how to behave, but "father knows best" so they make it up moxie @Robotmoxie 24m but i digress, the point is that millennials have endured an absurd avalanche of abuse from an evil nation and from parents with [..] 2 moxie @Robotmoxie - 23m [---] abuse baked into how they raise us. abuse that they think is correct, and morally justified, and satisfying, and "good parenting" moxie @Robotmoxie 22m my own mother finds other parents "weak" when they say they won't physically strike their child, because "how will they learn" moxie @Robotmoxie - 22m did i learn anything? Imao, not from being hit, are you fucking kidding me, the only lesson there is "do right or there will be violence" moxie @Robotmoxie 21m and this is the generation that raises millennials. people want to hurt them from birth. their parents. their nation. their media. moxie @Robotmoxie - 20m so yes, they deserve a god damn trigger warning, because they have ALREADY been through enough. their upbringing has hurt them so much. moxie @Robotmoxie - 20m but more than that, they deserve your respect. they can't buy houses. they can't afford an education. and that's not their fault. they try. moxie @Robotmoxie - 19m they try ANYWAY, even though the last SEVERAL generations have rigged the game against them. what's the alternative? moxie @Robotmoxie - 18m what are they gonna do? huh? stage a walk-out from the entire country and just march to the bottom of the ocean? fuck you moxie @Robotmoxie - 18m they are populating a SCORCHED EARTH and by god they are trying so hard to till the fucking soil anyway. moxie Following @Robotmoxie so here's my #MillennialBillOfRights -Free Education -Free Medical -Trigger warnings for everyone -Grind the rich to make our bread LIKES 4 5:40 AM - 4 Feb 2016 macpye: cockatielcutie: @robotmoxie​ got to talking over on twitter and absolutely killed it with this thread
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