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omgcheckplease: ★ Notes on Year 4, Comic 26 - Check, Please ★In the summer of 2013, I was fully mourning my completed time as an undergraduate at Yale. One of the college’s traditional songs—which they strategically have students sing during their first weeks as Yalies and then again at the moment we’re conferred our degrees—goes like this:Bright College years, with pleasure rife,The shortest, gladdest years of life;How swiftly are ye gliding by!Oh, why doth time so quickly fly?Et cetera. The first time you sing it, you mumble the words and don’t know a single person around you. The last time you sing it, wearing the mortarboard and gown, you’ve got the lyrics memorized and you’re surrounded by some of the most important people in your life.That summer, with “How bright will seem, through mem’ry’s haze/ Those happy, golden, bygone days!” still ringing in my ears, I started CHECK, PLEASE. The comic’s first panels emerged on an ancient laptop, through a borrowed bamboo tablet, and on a free drawing program called gnu-IMPShop. I had no plan. I wanted to explore my newfound fascination with hockey and share silly cartoons on Tumblr. But unconsciously, I also wanted to pour the nostalgia of those bright college years into the Haus, Faber, Samwell, and Bitty’s story. I wanted to bottle up those moments where we grow and change and fall down and pick ourselves back up. Drawing CHECK, PLEASE was how I revisited those experiences and how I sifted through the bittersweet feeling of concluding something I loved. Perhaps this is why finishing CHECK, PLEASE calls back those same emotions. Just as Bitty would bake affection into a pie, I might have encoded into CHECK, PLEASE the heartfelt fondness I had for my time in college, the love of the friends I made there, and the gratitude I have for my own growth.I have always found it easier to express gratitude face to face. And even though I would not have gotten to meet all of you, the greatest downside of being unable to participate in a book tour is that I can’t say thanks in person. I could write a thousand words, yet they couldn’t replace a high five at a bookstore signing or a handshake at a convention. I could write the blog post to end all blog posts, but it’s not the same as yelling with you about an episode or chatting about a fandom we both happen be in. For me, it’s those moments that somehow equate to my abundant appreciation for you, the reader.I look forward to the day when I can let my actions speak louder than my words!In the meantime: thank you. I am incredibly blessed to get to create a story and then share it. This is all I want to do in life. These characters get to have a readership overflowing with love and enthusiasm for them. This comic, somehow, has found ambassadors. This story gets to be told. Thank you! I’m excited to share with you the unusual, fun, and hopeful narratives I’m working hard to develop.So with that, I’ll sign off on the last blog post! Thank you for reading this comic. Thank you for sharing it with friends. Thank you for caring about Bitty’s story and CHECK, PLEASE.Thank you!John J. Johnson.Just kidding, it’s Ngozi. :^) Tee hee. Bye now!: omgcheckplease: ★ Notes on Year 4, Comic 26 - Check, Please ★In the summer of 2013, I was fully mourning my completed time as an undergraduate at Yale. One of the college’s traditional songs—which they strategically have students sing during their first weeks as Yalies and then again at the moment we’re conferred our degrees—goes like this:Bright College years, with pleasure rife,The shortest, gladdest years of life;How swiftly are ye gliding by!Oh, why doth time so quickly fly?Et cetera. The first time you sing it, you mumble the words and don’t know a single person around you. The last time you sing it, wearing the mortarboard and gown, you’ve got the lyrics memorized and you’re surrounded by some of the most important people in your life.That summer, with “How bright will seem, through mem’ry’s haze/ Those happy, golden, bygone days!” still ringing in my ears, I started CHECK, PLEASE. The comic’s first panels emerged on an ancient laptop, through a borrowed bamboo tablet, and on a free drawing program called gnu-IMPShop. I had no plan. I wanted to explore my newfound fascination with hockey and share silly cartoons on Tumblr. But unconsciously, I also wanted to pour the nostalgia of those bright college years into the Haus, Faber, Samwell, and Bitty’s story. I wanted to bottle up those moments where we grow and change and fall down and pick ourselves back up. Drawing CHECK, PLEASE was how I revisited those experiences and how I sifted through the bittersweet feeling of concluding something I loved. Perhaps this is why finishing CHECK, PLEASE calls back those same emotions. Just as Bitty would bake affection into a pie, I might have encoded into CHECK, PLEASE the heartfelt fondness I had for my time in college, the love of the friends I made there, and the gratitude I have for my own growth.I have always found it easier to express gratitude face to face. And even though I would not have gotten to meet all of you, the greatest downside of being unable to participate in a book tour is that I can’t say thanks in person. I could write a thousand words, yet they couldn’t replace a high five at a bookstore signing or a handshake at a convention. I could write the blog post to end all blog posts, but it’s not the same as yelling with you about an episode or chatting about a fandom we both happen be in. For me, it’s those moments that somehow equate to my abundant appreciation for you, the reader.I look forward to the day when I can let my actions speak louder than my words!In the meantime: thank you. I am incredibly blessed to get to create a story and then share it. This is all I want to do in life. These characters get to have a readership overflowing with love and enthusiasm for them. This comic, somehow, has found ambassadors. This story gets to be told. Thank you! I’m excited to share with you the unusual, fun, and hopeful narratives I’m working hard to develop.So with that, I’ll sign off on the last blog post! Thank you for reading this comic. Thank you for sharing it with friends. Thank you for caring about Bitty’s story and CHECK, PLEASE.Thank you!John J. Johnson.Just kidding, it’s Ngozi. :^) Tee hee. Bye now!

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i-care-bout-things-too: bjork-bork: ohnoagremlin: orphanpupok: blackqueerblog: y’all smell this talent multiple cats played the role of “church” in the film actually! here’s leo getting a touch up JD getting his brows done and Tonic, relaxin between takes! apparently each of them has a special focus, like “run purposefully”, “jump at targets” or “hiss on command” they’re so talented *screams incoherently* C A T : Katie Rife Follow FutureSchlock Re: PET SEMATARY: I just keep thinking about whose job it was on set every day to dirty up the cat. Like, "oh, yeah, I have to go in early tomorrow, I have to rub some Vaseline and coffee grounds on this cat" PET SEMATARY Chavi @ChaviStHill Following Omg this cat is an ACTOR!!! Look at the difference in their eyes!!! Why does this make me so happy??? 772 Katie Rife @FutureSchlock Re: PET SEMATARY: I just keep thinking about whose job it was on set every day to dirty up the cat. Like, "oh, yeah, I have to go in early tomorrow, I have to rub some Vaseline and coffee grounds on this cat Show this thread 12:39 PM - 4 Apr 2019 13,206 Retweets 56,797 Likes (e)乡參0 i-care-bout-things-too: bjork-bork: ohnoagremlin: orphanpupok: blackqueerblog: y’all smell this talent multiple cats played the role of “church” in the film actually! here’s leo getting a touch up JD getting his brows done and Tonic, relaxin between takes! apparently each of them has a special focus, like “run purposefully”, “jump at targets” or “hiss on command” they’re so talented *screams incoherently* C A T
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morphodyke: tranarchist: https://medium.com/@katelynburns/im-a-trans-woman-and-i-don-t-know-how-to-do-this-6958817a29b7 honestly everyone who’s not a trans woman should reblog this because way way too many of you are still falling for this shit. : Cycles ofAbuse TERFs have a system to their abusive cycle.I accounts will gang up on a trans woman, sending insults, poking, prodding They know our triggers by now. Mock our appearance, call us men, demand deep personal recountings of trauma to prove our oppression bonafides. None of it makes a difference. As soon as you say something even remotely useful to these abusers, they screenshot and disseminate it through their network. More prominent TERFs gleefully show off how fucked up these misogynistic, abusive men in dresses really are, which in turn triggers more harassment and abuse to their target and anyone supporting their target. nitially, sm If a transgression is large enough, the large media connected radical feminist accounts get involved. They'll say things like "I'm trying to be open-minded but I just can't ignore the evidence." Except, they're in on the system, This one-sidedness is by design. A design to crush trans women specifically. THat's how you end up with Hadley Freeman consistently writing transmisogynistic hottakes in The Guardian. The left-leaning British press is especially rife with TERFs who masquerade as rogue feminists, willing to speak "the unspeakable". Except, they all write the same things in the same papers. Their views are the most commonly spoken but they insist on gaslighting trans women by pretending to be the threatened truth tellers. I call bullshit. How many of these women make a living by shitting on trans women? How many trans women make a living by being a columnist? The numbers are astounding, and not at all balanced. Don't piss on me and tell me it's raining morphodyke: tranarchist: https://medium.com/@katelynburns/im-a-trans-woman-and-i-don-t-know-how-to-do-this-6958817a29b7 honestly everyone who’s not a trans woman should reblog this because way way too many of you are still falling for this shit.
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morphodyke: tranarchist: https://medium.com/@katelynburns/im-a-trans-woman-and-i-don-t-know-how-to-do-this-6958817a29b7 honestly everyone who’s not a trans woman should reblog this because way way too many of you are still falling for this shit. : Cycles ofAbuse TERFs have a system to their abusive cycle.I accounts will gang up on a trans woman, sending insults, poking, prodding They know our triggers by now. Mock our appearance, call us men, demand deep personal recountings of trauma to prove our oppression bonafides. None of it makes a difference. As soon as you say something even remotely useful to these abusers, they screenshot and disseminate it through their network. More prominent TERFs gleefully show off how fucked up these misogynistic, abusive men in dresses really are, which in turn triggers more harassment and abuse to their target and anyone supporting their target. nitially, sm If a transgression is large enough, the large media connected radical feminist accounts get involved. They'll say things like "I'm trying to be open-minded but I just can't ignore the evidence." Except, they're in on the system, This one-sidedness is by design. A design to crush trans women specifically. THat's how you end up with Hadley Freeman consistently writing transmisogynistic hottakes in The Guardian. The left-leaning British press is especially rife with TERFs who masquerade as rogue feminists, willing to speak "the unspeakable". Except, they all write the same things in the same papers. Their views are the most commonly spoken but they insist on gaslighting trans women by pretending to be the threatened truth tellers. I call bullshit. How many of these women make a living by shitting on trans women? How many trans women make a living by being a columnist? The numbers are astounding, and not at all balanced. Don't piss on me and tell me it's raining morphodyke: tranarchist: https://medium.com/@katelynburns/im-a-trans-woman-and-i-don-t-know-how-to-do-this-6958817a29b7 honestly everyone who’s not a trans woman should reblog this because way way too many of you are still falling for this shit.
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congenitaldisease: Letchworth Village was a psychiatric hospital located in Rockland County, New York. It housed patients ranging from newborn to elderly. It opened in 1911 and was rife with reports of unfair treatment of the patients ranging from patients being unclothed and neglected to reports of rape. In 1996, the psychiatric hospital was closed down and has since fallen to disrepair. To add insult to injury, there are a number of numbered gravestones hidden among the woodland. These unnamed gravestones belong to those who never made it out of Letchworth. After a number of years, a bronze monument was erected at the entrance of the cemetery which lists around 900 names. However, these names are not linked to the plots in which patients were buried but they are believed to be buried in the cemetery somewhere. Some of these people are identified simply as “Baby Girl” or “Baby Boy.” : THOSE WHO SHALL NOT BE FORGOTTEN GIVING NAMES TO SOULS FORGOTTEN NO LONGER congenitaldisease: Letchworth Village was a psychiatric hospital located in Rockland County, New York. It housed patients ranging from newborn to elderly. It opened in 1911 and was rife with reports of unfair treatment of the patients ranging from patients being unclothed and neglected to reports of rape. In 1996, the psychiatric hospital was closed down and has since fallen to disrepair. To add insult to injury, there are a number of numbered gravestones hidden among the woodland. These unnamed gravestones belong to those who never made it out of Letchworth. After a number of years, a bronze monument was erected at the entrance of the cemetery which lists around 900 names. However, these names are not linked to the plots in which patients were buried but they are believed to be buried in the cemetery somewhere. Some of these people are identified simply as “Baby Girl” or “Baby Boy.”

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❗️LINK IN BIO!❗️ Acid attacks have become rife in London and all over the United Kingdom. This year the number of attacks doubled. Too many families and individuals are suffering and falling victim to this grievous and criminal act. On June 21st Resham Khan, pictured above, was driving in a car with her cousin. Out of nowhere they were attacked with acid. They’ll both have scars that will never leave them. Their lives have been changed forever. An attack like this could happen to anyone. It is about time that the law changes for the purchase of corrosive acid - right now anyone can buy it easily from any hardware store. A teenager can easily walk into a store and purchase this lethal substance off the shelf. Corrosive acids like sulphuric acid are very lethal and life damaging substances. You should only be allowed to purchase them with a licence to buy. The person purchasing should go through checks before. Imagine how many attacks would be stopped if there were controls that made it harder to buy, and meant we knew more about people buying it? Acid attacks have become too common, the Home Office needs to do something to bring it under control. It is a disgusting criminal act. We need licensing laws now to deter this from happening. Please sign this petition to convince the Home Office to take action.: UK Parliament: Prohibit the purchase of Acid to those without a licence Sarmad Ismail London, United Kingdom Sign the petition Acid attacks have become rife in ❗️LINK IN BIO!❗️ Acid attacks have become rife in London and all over the United Kingdom. This year the number of attacks doubled. Too many families and individuals are suffering and falling victim to this grievous and criminal act. On June 21st Resham Khan, pictured above, was driving in a car with her cousin. Out of nowhere they were attacked with acid. They’ll both have scars that will never leave them. Their lives have been changed forever. An attack like this could happen to anyone. It is about time that the law changes for the purchase of corrosive acid - right now anyone can buy it easily from any hardware store. A teenager can easily walk into a store and purchase this lethal substance off the shelf. Corrosive acids like sulphuric acid are very lethal and life damaging substances. You should only be allowed to purchase them with a licence to buy. The person purchasing should go through checks before. Imagine how many attacks would be stopped if there were controls that made it harder to buy, and meant we knew more about people buying it? Acid attacks have become too common, the Home Office needs to do something to bring it under control. It is a disgusting criminal act. We need licensing laws now to deter this from happening. Please sign this petition to convince the Home Office to take action.

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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://badscienceshenanigans.tumblr.com/post/149524439577">badscienceshenanigans</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>DRAG THEM NEIL</p> </blockquote> <p>Holy shit, Bro.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="642" data-tumblr-attribution="menamarco:BpFrEEUbX3su0uJEJuNaxw:Zwr0Tx17SHpe3" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc74244eea24da15a0aa5bcf57fdcae0/tumblr_inline_ockjo39iHm1rw09tq_500.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc74244eea24da15a0aa5bcf57fdcae0/tumblr_inline_ockk31aWKa1rw09tq_500.gif" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="642" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc74244eea24da15a0aa5bcf57fdcae0/tumblr_inline_ockjo39iHm1rw09tq_500.gif"/></figure>: Samira Salma @SmirgolBaggins -Follow Neil deGrasse Tyson has decided on this joke This Sexism shall not pass *insert Gandalf's voice* SciencePorn @SciencePorn First woman on the Moon Houston, we have a problem." What? "Never mind" What's the problem? Nothing Please tell uS! "I'm fine" 9:18 p.m. 24 Aug 16 3,771 RETWEETS 6,327 LIKES Neil deGrasse Tyson @DrNeilTyson .@SciencePorn Haha, it's funny because women did all the calculations that actually got men to the moon 1d 1 372734 Neil deGrasse Tyson @DrNeilTyson @SciencePorn It's funny because any show of potential weakness by a woman is savagely pounced on and used against her 1d 198414 Neil deGrasse Tyson @DrNeilTyson .@SciencePorn It's funny because for 20 years, women were rejected out of hand as astronaut candidates 1d 209420 Neil deGrasse Tyson @DrNeilTyson .@SciencePorn It's funny because women in STEM are mocked and abused. Sexual harassment is rife in astronomy grad programs, for example. 1d 205422 Neil deGrasse Tyson @DrNeilTyson .@SciencePorn It's funny because the pursuit of science and knowledge is the greatest, most noble pursuit in human history and yet- 1d 194383 Neil deGrasse Tyson @DrNeilTyson .@SciencePorn -for the vast majority of history, half of our species' minds have been barred from this great adventure. In summary: haha 1d 209 456 <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://badscienceshenanigans.tumblr.com/post/149524439577">badscienceshenanigans</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>DRAG THEM NEIL</p> </blockquote> <p>Holy shit, Bro.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="642" data-tumblr-attribution="menamarco:BpFrEEUbX3su0uJEJuNaxw:Zwr0Tx17SHpe3" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc74244eea24da15a0aa5bcf57fdcae0/tumblr_inline_ockjo39iHm1rw09tq_500.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc74244eea24da15a0aa5bcf57fdcae0/tumblr_inline_ockk31aWKa1rw09tq_500.gif" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="642" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bc74244eea24da15a0aa5bcf57fdcae0/tumblr_inline_ockjo39iHm1rw09tq_500.gif"/></figure>
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<p><a href="http://ouramericanfreedom.tumblr.com/post/111296720156/proudblackconservative-peonymoss" class="tumblr_blog">ouramericanfreedom</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/111294662474/peonymoss-proudblackconservative-true-and-the" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://peonymoss.tumblr.com/post/111291870148/proudblackconservative-true-and-the-realities-of" class="tumblr_blog">peonymoss</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/111281295644/true-and-the-realities-of-prostitution-are-very" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p><blockquote><p>True, and the realities of prostitution are very very grim. Millions of women, children, and some men are bought and sold via human trafficking and abused and raped throughout their “career”. Prostitution is not typically some glamorous, “pretty woman” thing. It is especially degrading to women. Too bad feminists don’t seem to ever want to talk about human trafficking, an issue that actually does disproportionately affect women. They’re too busy glamorizing it, frankly.</p></blockquote> <p>Many years ago, when residents of a certain neighborhood in Washington D.C. got tired of their streets being used as a red-light district, they solved the problem by going after the johns (they’d slap stickers on the cars along the lines of I’M A JOHN</p></blockquote> <p>Yeah. There’s a country in Europe (I want to say Switzerland but I’m probably wrong) that criminalized buying sex, but not selling it. It was super effective. It discouraged the market and the women were given help instead of just thrown in jail.</p></blockquote> <p>I think we should legalize prostitution. Morally precarious? Sure, but I think overall legalization would mostly kill the black market, as it does with all things legalized. I also think that, since we’ve moved as a society to a point where casual sex isn’t demonized as it has been in the past, there would be plenty of men and women who would gladly prostitute themselves. This would allow people who wanted to do it, to do it and it would prevent people who don’t want to do it from being forced to. I posted recently about Rhode Island having legalized prostitution for some time, and during the span in which it was legal, the rate of rapes reported to police went down something like 30%, which I thought was interesting. </p><p>I’m personally not a fan of sex outside of an intimate relationship. I think that it is very irresponsible and that it can lead to personal difficulties for all parties involved. I do see legalization of it having positive consequences, especially for people who choose not to participate in it. Plus, I’m a big proponent of government staying out of every aspect of people’s personal lives, and this would definitely be a step in that direction.</p></blockquote> <p>I would urge you to watch &ldquo;Nefarious: Merchant of Souls&rdquo;. The sad truth is that legalized prostitution is rife with corruption and rape and child slavery. It&rsquo;s nearly impossible to regulate. You know I&rsquo;m not a fan of massive government involvement either, but on the issue of human trafficking, I&rsquo;m afraid it isn&rsquo;t as simple as legalizing it and letting things take their course. Like I said, that documentary I mentioned is really eye opening.</p>: Why do people degrade prostitutes? Like you're paying someone to have sex A with you because you can't get laid, you're the one that degrading 24 1 DAY 1 REPLY SHARE *claps so hard hands start to bleed 4 C) 18h <p><a href="http://ouramericanfreedom.tumblr.com/post/111296720156/proudblackconservative-peonymoss" class="tumblr_blog">ouramericanfreedom</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/111294662474/peonymoss-proudblackconservative-true-and-the" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://peonymoss.tumblr.com/post/111291870148/proudblackconservative-true-and-the-realities-of" class="tumblr_blog">peonymoss</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/111281295644/true-and-the-realities-of-prostitution-are-very" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p><blockquote><p>True, and the realities of prostitution are very very grim. Millions of women, children, and some men are bought and sold via human trafficking and abused and raped throughout their “career”. Prostitution is not typically some glamorous, “pretty woman” thing. It is especially degrading to women. Too bad feminists don’t seem to ever want to talk about human trafficking, an issue that actually does disproportionately affect women. They’re too busy glamorizing it, frankly.</p></blockquote> <p>Many years ago, when residents of a certain neighborhood in Washington D.C. got tired of their streets being used as a red-light district, they solved the problem by going after the johns (they’d slap stickers on the cars along the lines of I’M A JOHN</p></blockquote> <p>Yeah. There’s a country in Europe (I want to say Switzerland but I’m probably wrong) that criminalized buying sex, but not selling it. It was super effective. It discouraged the market and the women were given help instead of just thrown in jail.</p></blockquote> <p>I think we should legalize prostitution. Morally precarious? Sure, but I think overall legalization would mostly kill the black market, as it does with all things legalized. I also think that, since we’ve moved as a society to a point where casual sex isn’t demonized as it has been in the past, there would be plenty of men and women who would gladly prostitute themselves. This would allow people who wanted to do it, to do it and it would prevent people who don’t want to do it from being forced to. I posted recently about Rhode Island having legalized prostitution for some time, and during the span in which it was legal, the rate of rapes reported to police went down something like 30%, which I thought was interesting. </p><p>I’m personally not a fan of sex outside of an intimate relationship. I think that it is very irresponsible and that it can lead to personal difficulties for all parties involved. I do see legalization of it having positive consequences, especially for people who choose not to participate in it. Plus, I’m a big proponent of government staying out of every aspect of people’s personal lives, and this would definitely be a step in that direction.</p></blockquote> <p>I would urge you to watch &ldquo;Nefarious: Merchant of Souls&rdquo;. The sad truth is that legalized prostitution is rife with corruption and rape and child slavery. It&rsquo;s nearly impossible to regulate. You know I&rsquo;m not a fan of massive government involvement either, but on the issue of human trafficking, I&rsquo;m afraid it isn&rsquo;t as simple as legalizing it and letting things take their course. Like I said, that documentary I mentioned is really eye opening.</p>
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