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inquisitorhotpants: burntcopper: futureevilscientist: optimysticals: uovoc: konec0: sleepyferret: shitfacedanon: dat-soldier: sonnetscrewdriver: dat-soldier: did-you-kno: Source back the fuck up There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up. So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him. The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off. Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes. did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out This just keeps getting better I fucking love history. ok but tbh that story misses a lot of the subtlety of the situation like ok so this story is the Romance of Three Kingdoms, and essentially takes place between Zhuge Liang, resident tactician extraordinaire, and Sima Yi… OTHER resident tactician extraordinaire. The two were both regarded as tactical geniuses and recognized the other as their rival. Zhuge Liang had a reputation for ambushing the SHIT out of his opponents and using the environment to his advantage, thus destroying large armies with a small number of men. Sima Yi (who kind of entered the picture later) was a cautious person whose speciality was unravelling his opponent’s plans before they began. So it was natural that the two would butt heads; however, since Sima Yi tended to have more men and resources, he started winning battles against the former. Which, y’know, kinda sucked. On to the actual story: Zhuge Liang is all like “shit i gotta defend this city with like 10 men.” Literally if he fights ANY kind of battle here, he WILL lose; his only option for survival is not to fight. And that’s looking more and more impossible until he hears that his rival is leading the opposing army. And then he gets this brilliant idea. He basically opens all the gates, sends his men out in civilian clothes to sweep the streets, and sits on top of the gate drinking tea and chilling out and basically makes the whole thing out to be a trap When Sima Yi comes he’s all like “yo come on in bro” and Sima Yi is like “yeah he’s never been that obvious about his traps before. this is definitely a bluff” and he’s about to head in when he realizes wait. he knows that i think he’s bluffing. and so he gets it in his head that maybe, just MAYBE, Zhuge Liang has this cunning plan that will wipe out his army - recall that he has a pretty good handle on what his rival is capable of. And after a long period of deliberation (which is just like “he know that I know that he knows that etc.”), being the cautious man he is, SIma Yi eventually decides to turn his entire army around and leave. Zhuge Liang later points out that the plan was based specifically on the fact that he was facing his rival; if it had been anyone else, there’s no way it would have worked. A dumber or less cautious person would have simply charged in and won without breaking a sweat.  and that’s the real genius here: it was a plan formed entirely just to deceive one man, and it worked. Zhuge Liang is the most brilliant, sneaky-ass bastard in history. One time his side’s army was out of arrows, which pretty much meant they were screwed. So Zhuge Liang goes and does the logical thing, which is build a fuck ton of scarecrows and put them all on boats. Then he makes the men hide in the boats and sail them out on the river. Well, that day was super foggy (which Zhuge Liang had predicted. Did I mention he was also a freakishly accurate meteorologist?). So the enemy across the river sees a fleet of boats armed to the teeth with what appears to be half an army of men. They panic! and start firing arrows like crazy.  Zhuge Liang lets this play out for a while, then he’s like, ”Ok guys that’s enough.” They calmly turn the boats around and go back to base, where they dismantle the scarecrows and pull out all the enemy’s arrows. Zhuge Liang is legend. I love this post. It just keeps getting better. Like seriously, I would have adored learning about this in World History. If you want to see this in cinematic glory, watch Red Cliff. Especially since it makes Zhuge Liang look like this: Red Cliff is 50% bloody battles and 50% eye candy and about half of that eye-candy is due to Zhuge Liang I fully support watching Red Cliff; it’s gloriously silly entertainment during the battle scenes. Guess what just got moved to the top of my watch list?? :D : inquisitorhotpants: burntcopper: futureevilscientist: optimysticals: uovoc: konec0: sleepyferret: shitfacedanon: dat-soldier: sonnetscrewdriver: dat-soldier: did-you-kno: Source back the fuck up There’s another story that I like about a Chinese general who had to defend a city with only a handful of soldiers from a huge enemy horde that was in all likelihood going to steamroll the place flat within hours of showing up. So when said horde did arrive, they saw the general sitting outside the city’s open gates, drinking tea. The horde sent a couple of emissaries over to see what was what, and the general greeted them cheerfully and invited them all to come and take tea with him. The horde decided that this was a scenario that had “MASSIVE FUCKING TRAP” written all over it in beautiful calligraphy and promptly fucked off. Whoever that general was, he was clearly the Ancient Chinese equivalent of Sam Vimes. did he just invite us over for tea nah man i’m out This just keeps getting better I fucking love history. ok but tbh that story misses a lot of the subtlety of the situation like ok so this story is the Romance of Three Kingdoms, and essentially takes place between Zhuge Liang, resident tactician extraordinaire, and Sima Yi… OTHER resident tactician extraordinaire. The two were both regarded as tactical geniuses and recognized the other as their rival. Zhuge Liang had a reputation for ambushing the SHIT out of his opponents and using the environment to his advantage, thus destroying large armies with a small number of men. Sima Yi (who kind of entered the picture later) was a cautious person whose speciality was unravelling his opponent’s plans before they began. So it was natural that the two would butt heads; however, since Sima Yi tended to have more men and resources, he started winning battles against the former. Which, y’know, kinda sucked. On to the actual story: Zhuge Liang is all like “shit i gotta defend this city with like 10 men.” Literally if he fights ANY kind of battle here, he WILL lose; his only option for survival is not to fight. And that’s looking more and more impossible until he hears that his rival is leading the opposing army. And then he gets this brilliant idea. He basically opens all the gates, sends his men out in civilian clothes to sweep the streets, and sits on top of the gate drinking tea and chilling out and basically makes the whole thing out to be a trap When Sima Yi comes he’s all like “yo come on in bro” and Sima Yi is like “yeah he’s never been that obvious about his traps before. this is definitely a bluff” and he’s about to head in when he realizes wait. he knows that i think he’s bluffing. and so he gets it in his head that maybe, just MAYBE, Zhuge Liang has this cunning plan that will wipe out his army - recall that he has a pretty good handle on what his rival is capable of. And after a long period of deliberation (which is just like “he know that I know that he knows that etc.”), being the cautious man he is, SIma Yi eventually decides to turn his entire army around and leave. Zhuge Liang later points out that the plan was based specifically on the fact that he was facing his rival; if it had been anyone else, there’s no way it would have worked. A dumber or less cautious person would have simply charged in and won without breaking a sweat.  and that’s the real genius here: it was a plan formed entirely just to deceive one man, and it worked. Zhuge Liang is the most brilliant, sneaky-ass bastard in history. One time his side’s army was out of arrows, which pretty much meant they were screwed. So Zhuge Liang goes and does the logical thing, which is build a fuck ton of scarecrows and put them all on boats. Then he makes the men hide in the boats and sail them out on the river. Well, that day was super foggy (which Zhuge Liang had predicted. Did I mention he was also a freakishly accurate meteorologist?). So the enemy across the river sees a fleet of boats armed to the teeth with what appears to be half an army of men. They panic! and start firing arrows like crazy.  Zhuge Liang lets this play out for a while, then he’s like, ”Ok guys that’s enough.” They calmly turn the boats around and go back to base, where they dismantle the scarecrows and pull out all the enemy’s arrows. Zhuge Liang is legend. I love this post. It just keeps getting better. Like seriously, I would have adored learning about this in World History. If you want to see this in cinematic glory, watch Red Cliff. Especially since it makes Zhuge Liang look like this: Red Cliff is 50% bloody battles and 50% eye candy and about half of that eye-candy is due to Zhuge Liang I fully support watching Red Cliff; it’s gloriously silly entertainment during the battle scenes. Guess what just got moved to the top of my watch list?? :D
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I thought I’d peaked before, but I was so, so wrong… This clearly is the best I’ll ever manage. I can’t ever hope to match it: 12:36 o s O NO Sl A 42% 4 < Jane Ari Pralle Chat Yeter 2u You iked Jane's phota Yetering onu I can't resist a good bad Christmas sweater What should your custom poem be about Ooh surprise me But that could be copy pasted and that's no tun Gimme something suuuuper specific And then I need a format choice toa, between Dr. Seuss poem, Shakespearean sonnet, or something custom Yesterty For the spirit of things, that same Christmas sweater. I think sonnet or Seuss style would be Interesting Sommet, final answer Sonnet Veetery 0PM I enjoy al these amusingly specitic soloctionsl Holiday sweaters. are my shit. Sit tight| Engaging ryicality Should Rudolph pause before a red so fine? Esch every handmade brickline laid with care No sweater on this earth match'd her desigrn, Doff polyester now for wool so fair. Nostalgic evenings end by fire's dance, Unending chest nuts roasting on the flame Doth time unerringly from thus advance? Enmesh fair memries in your fabric's frame. Such understated beauty holds the wreath, Just lookl espy her face for beauty more. And yonder ribbons dance and light bequeath, No trash pullover could so highly soar Each hearth lacks warmth in absence of such heart. Ere onto spring l'd never be apart. Tuday AM That was very well thought out, I really, really liked it Trsday M Haha thankall But just wait until you read the first ietter of each ine in the sonnet Taday SAM Dammit You're too clever Ch if anly it ended there. See the message I sent after your requesta, the one about the amusingly specific selections? Resd the first letter of each word in that sentence Tulay aAM Did not see that one coming Taday AM Oh, it only gets worse. The message after that one, starting with "holiday sweaters". Write down the first letter of each word, but than read it backwards Any other coded messages? Keeps on going fm afraid Check out the sonnet again. Read the first letter of the "second" word in each line Fedau AM Well played (at this point she guessed what's ahead and also did this one) I got that one Unsurprisingly there's also a secret message it you read the first letter of the third word in each ine Probably for good measure you could olso read the first letter of every message i sent "after the sonnet Th SENDNODES NE Sthash especttuy the hmanher Degr I thought I’d peaked before, but I was so, so wrong… This clearly is the best I’ll ever manage. I can’t ever hope to match it
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fandom: 2019’s Top TV Characters While it seems like half of Westeros is on this list, not even the Queen in the North could beat the unlikely pair who came out on top. Crowley | Good Omens Aziraphale | Good Omens Klaus Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Daenerys Targaryen | Game of Thrones Sansa Stark | Game of Thrones Arya Stark | Game of Thrones Jon Snow | Game of Thrones Catra | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Adrien Agreste (Chat Noir) | Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Steve Harrington | Stranger Things Jaime Lannister | Game of Thrones Dean Winchester | Supernatural Adora (She-Ra) | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Pearl | Steven Universe Keith Kogane | Voltron: Legendary Defender Marienette Dupain-Cheng (Ladybug) | Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Pink Diamond | Steven Universe Diego Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Lance McClain | Voltron: Legendary Defender Billy Hargrove | Stranger Things White Diamond | Steven Universe Brienne of Tarth | Game of Thrones Vanya Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Ben Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Blue Diamond | Steven Universe Number Five | The Umbrella Academy Castiel | Supernatural Yellow Diamond | Steven Universe Lena Luthor | Supergirl Sam Winchester | Supernatural Luther Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Peridot | Steven Universe Garnet | Steven Universe Allison Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Kara Danvers | Supergirl Villanelle | Killing Eve Clarke Griffin | The 100 Jake Peralta | Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lapis Lazuli | Steven Universe Bran Stark | Game of Thrones Lucas Lallemant | SKAM France Will Byers | Stranger Things Bellamy Blake | The 100 Matteo Florenzi | Druck Cyrus Goodman | Andi Mack Tyrion Lannister | Game of Thrones Mike Wheeler | Stranger Things TJ Kippen | Andi Mack Cersei Lannister | Game of Thrones  Glimmer | She-Ra and the Princesses of PowerThis list is new. Hooray!: tumblr Year in Review TV Characters 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top TV Characters While it seems like half of Westeros is on this list, not even the Queen in the North could beat the unlikely pair who came out on top. Crowley | Good Omens Aziraphale | Good Omens Klaus Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Daenerys Targaryen | Game of Thrones Sansa Stark | Game of Thrones Arya Stark | Game of Thrones Jon Snow | Game of Thrones Catra | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Adrien Agreste (Chat Noir) | Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Steve Harrington | Stranger Things Jaime Lannister | Game of Thrones Dean Winchester | Supernatural Adora (She-Ra) | She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Pearl | Steven Universe Keith Kogane | Voltron: Legendary Defender Marienette Dupain-Cheng (Ladybug) | Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Pink Diamond | Steven Universe Diego Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Lance McClain | Voltron: Legendary Defender Billy Hargrove | Stranger Things White Diamond | Steven Universe Brienne of Tarth | Game of Thrones Vanya Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Ben Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Blue Diamond | Steven Universe Number Five | The Umbrella Academy Castiel | Supernatural Yellow Diamond | Steven Universe Lena Luthor | Supergirl Sam Winchester | Supernatural Luther Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Peridot | Steven Universe Garnet | Steven Universe Allison Hargreeves | The Umbrella Academy Kara Danvers | Supergirl Villanelle | Killing Eve Clarke Griffin | The 100 Jake Peralta | Brooklyn Nine-Nine Lapis Lazuli | Steven Universe Bran Stark | Game of Thrones Lucas Lallemant | SKAM France Will Byers | Stranger Things Bellamy Blake | The 100 Matteo Florenzi | Druck Cyrus Goodman | Andi Mack Tyrion Lannister | Game of Thrones Mike Wheeler | Stranger Things TJ Kippen | Andi Mack Cersei Lannister | Game of Thrones  Glimmer | She-Ra and the Princesses of PowerThis list is new. Hooray!
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fandom: 2019’s Top Animated TV This list contains DuckTales and Invader Zim, just like a list of 2001’s Top Animated TV Shows would have. Steven Universe +1 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir +1 Voltron: Legendary Defenders −2 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power  Invader Zim +16 Moominvalley Star vs. the Forces of Evil −1 The Dragon Prince −1 Ducktales Young Justice +12 South Park −7 OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes +2 Avatar: The Last Airbender −1 Gravity Falls −6 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Castlevania −3 Adventure Time −12 Villainous −8 Danny Phantom −1 Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure +6 Carmen Sandiego Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart Teen Titans −12 Final Space +3 Trollhunters −10 The Simpsons −7 Rick and Morty −11 Twelve Forever Amphibia BoJack Horseman −13 Steven Universe Future Winx Club The Legend of Korra −8 Phineas and Ferb Love, Death & Robots Over The Garden Wall −8 3Below: Tales of Arcadia   Big Mouth Total Drama The Loud House −16 Kim Possible The Powerpuff Girls −12 Sam and Max Hilda We Bare Bears −16 Transformers: Animated Tuca and Bertie The Amazing World of Gumball Disenchantment Star Wars Rebels −27The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last year.: tumblr Year in Review Animated TV 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top Animated TV This list contains DuckTales and Invader Zim, just like a list of 2001’s Top Animated TV Shows would have. Steven Universe +1 Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir +1 Voltron: Legendary Defenders −2 She-Ra and the Princesses of Power  Invader Zim +16 Moominvalley Star vs. the Forces of Evil −1 The Dragon Prince −1 Ducktales Young Justice +12 South Park −7 OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes +2 Avatar: The Last Airbender −1 Gravity Falls −6 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Castlevania −3 Adventure Time −12 Villainous −8 Danny Phantom −1 Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure +6 Carmen Sandiego Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart Teen Titans −12 Final Space +3 Trollhunters −10 The Simpsons −7 Rick and Morty −11 Twelve Forever Amphibia BoJack Horseman −13 Steven Universe Future Winx Club The Legend of Korra −8 Phineas and Ferb Love, Death & Robots Over The Garden Wall −8 3Below: Tales of Arcadia   Big Mouth Total Drama The Loud House −16 Kim Possible The Powerpuff Girls −12 Sam and Max Hilda We Bare Bears −16 Transformers: Animated Tuca and Bertie The Amazing World of Gumball Disenchantment Star Wars Rebels −27The number in italics indicates how many spots a title moved up or down from the previous year. Bolded titles weren’t on the list last year.
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fandom: 2019’s Top Movie Characters So many superheroes and one very rude clown creature. Tony Stark (Iron Man) | Marvel Peter Parker (Spider-Man) | Marvel Steve Rogers (Captain America) | Marvel Thor Odinson | Marvel Bucky Barnes | Marvel Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) | Marvel Loki Odinson | Marvel Spinel | Steven Universe; The Movie Miles Morales (Spider-Man) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) | Marvel Richie Tozier | IT Batman | DC Eddie Kaspbrak | IT Joker | DC Clint Barton (Hawkeye) | Marvel Bruce Banner (Hulk) | Marvel Thanos | Marvel Pepper Potts | Marvel Peter B Parker (Spider-Man) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Valkyrie | Marvel Sam Wilson (Falcon) | Marvel Dr. Stephen Strange | Marvel Kylo Ren | Star Wars Nebula | Marvel Pennywise | IT Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) | Marvel Morgan Stark | Marvel Gwen Stacy (Spider Gwen) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Quentin Beck (Mysterio) | Marvel Shaggy Rogers | Scooby-Doo Harley Quinn | DC Scott Lang (Ant-Man) | Marvel Nick Fury | Marvel Rey | Star Wars Eddie Brock | Marvel Michael Myers | Halloween Michelle Jones | Marvel Gamora | Marvel Shuri | Marvel Bill Denbrough | IT Beverly Marsh | IT Peni Parker | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Elsa | Frozen Spider Ham | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Ben Hanscom | IT James Rhodes (War Machine) | Marvel Spider Noir | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Mothra | Godzilla: King of the Monsters Okoye | Marvel Mike Hanlon | ITThis list is new. Hooray!: tumblr Year in Review Movie Characters 2019 2019 fandom: 2019’s Top Movie Characters So many superheroes and one very rude clown creature. Tony Stark (Iron Man) | Marvel Peter Parker (Spider-Man) | Marvel Steve Rogers (Captain America) | Marvel Thor Odinson | Marvel Bucky Barnes | Marvel Carol Danvers (Captain Marvel) | Marvel Loki Odinson | Marvel Spinel | Steven Universe; The Movie Miles Morales (Spider-Man) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) | Marvel Richie Tozier | IT Batman | DC Eddie Kaspbrak | IT Joker | DC Clint Barton (Hawkeye) | Marvel Bruce Banner (Hulk) | Marvel Thanos | Marvel Pepper Potts | Marvel Peter B Parker (Spider-Man) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Valkyrie | Marvel Sam Wilson (Falcon) | Marvel Dr. Stephen Strange | Marvel Kylo Ren | Star Wars Nebula | Marvel Pennywise | IT Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch) | Marvel Morgan Stark | Marvel Gwen Stacy (Spider Gwen) | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Quentin Beck (Mysterio) | Marvel Shaggy Rogers | Scooby-Doo Harley Quinn | DC Scott Lang (Ant-Man) | Marvel Nick Fury | Marvel Rey | Star Wars Eddie Brock | Marvel Michael Myers | Halloween Michelle Jones | Marvel Gamora | Marvel Shuri | Marvel Bill Denbrough | IT Beverly Marsh | IT Peni Parker | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Elsa | Frozen Spider Ham | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Ben Hanscom | IT James Rhodes (War Machine) | Marvel Spider Noir | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Mothra | Godzilla: King of the Monsters Okoye | Marvel Mike Hanlon | ITThis list is new. Hooray!
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phoenix-phaedrana: hurtlittleboy: bama-5sos: copperbadge: drgaellon: racethewind10: rowsdower-saves-us: your-uncle-dave: tinyfloatingwhales: kikithegirl: uriesays: clatterbane: haydengise: ultrafacts: groovypirate: bee-the-gatekeeper: chauvinistsushi: bebinn: hellkatsally: ultrafacts: Source  These dudes are fucking legit.  They don’t just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back.  And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they’ve been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, “The kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they’re allowed to be brave.” The source is long, but so, so good. These men and women are available in 36 states, 24 hours a day to stand guard at home, in court, at school, even if the child has a nightmare. Many of them are survivors of childhood abuse as well, and know what it’s like to feel scared and alone. In court that day, the judge asked the boy, “Are you afraid?” No, the boy said. Pipes says the judge seemed surprised, and asked, “Why not?” The boy glanced at Pipes and the other bikers sitting in the front row, two more standing on each side of the courtroom door, and told the judge, “Because my friends are scarier than he is.” Actual tears.. hnngh Show me more of people like this, world. I give up on humans too easily. where do i sign up for this,i want to be in this gang This is fucking amazing. It may be out of character for me to say this but rock on Bikers Against Child Abuse was founded in 1995 by a Native American child psychologist whose ride name is Chief, when he came across a young boy who had been subjected to extreme abuse and was too afraid to leave his house. He called the boy to reach out to him, but the only thing that seemed to interest the child was Chief’s bike. Soon, some 20 bikers went to the boy’s neighborhood and were able to draw him out of his house for the first time in weeks. Chief’s thesis was that a child who has been abused by an adult can benefit psychologically from the presence of even more intimidating adults that they know are on their side. “When we tell a child they don’t have to be afraid, they believe us,” Arizona biker Pipes told azcentral.com. “When we tell them we will be there for them, they believe us.”( Article) More about BACA, from their site My parents are a part of this organization and they are metal af They go on runs to protect the child if they feel even the slightest threatened no matter where. If the child needs them to go on vacation with them, they do. Bikers come from across the nation to watch over and take shifts for these kids. And the best part is once you’re adopted into this family as a BACA kid, you’re always one. Even when you’re 40 and the perp gets released from jail, they’ll come meet with you and find your best options for avoiding the person and maintaining the life you’ve built for yourself. Once a BACA child, always a BACA child. In Florida, there’s 100% rate for identifying the perp based on the child’s testimony. Why? Because BACA stands with the child and supports the child so they feel comfortable enough to point out their attacker. What’s better than a badass biker gang being on your side??? NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST WHO IS A BIKER AND NAMED HIMSELF CHIEF HELL YES I’M HERE FOR THAT AND BIKERS BEING BAD ASS TO PROTECT KIDS. HELL YEAH. it’s back! I will always reblog BACA Damn good people. I know they wouldn’t consider themselves such, but these people are freaking heroes and the world is a better place because of them.  Hey folks, it talks about this in the article but its not mentioned in this post, BACA is a 501 © (3) charity that depends in part on donations to help pay for stuff like gas for their bikes. If you want to help, consider donating.  @copperbadge You like posting about heroes, Sam. Seems like this would be up your alley. I love these folks! I’ve reblogged them before but it’s wonderful to see the donation information has been added.  Always reblog. Keep doing what you’re doing y'all. Guys? This post changed my life. I saw this post. Forever ago. And thought it was only in america… and wished desperately that they could help me. But then I saw it again, during a bad episode, and checked their site. They aren’t just in the USA They’re in Canada as well and probably other countries. I met and talked with a native guy who runs the place near me. His name is Shaman. I got in, and I’m considered a BACA child now. Despite being 17, turning 18 when I talked to them. They spent time with me when my abuser was over, they gave me therapy resources. They give you something called a ‘level 1′ where they go to your house with as many bikers as they can, i shit you not a solid 20-40 bikers came from even out of province, and met me. I got to choose my biker name and I got a vest with patches on it and my name on it. They all hugged a Teddybear before giving it to me, and told me if I ever felt the BACA bear was running out of love, to give them a call and they’d refill it for me, and then I got a ride on one of their bikes. Just a day or so ago I went to an annual party with them and they we ate food one of them cooked and had a lot of laughs.  I’ve never felt as loved as I did being a part of the BACA family. They also gave me dog tags with the names, and phone numbers of my 2 workers.  So I can call them whenever I feel scared.  BACA is an absolutely wonderful group that will do everything in it’s power to help any child whos been abused.  And it doesn’t end when you’re 18 either. As long as you get in contact/get your level 1 before you’re 18? you’re ALWAYS a BACA kid. I’m 18 now and they still invite me to parties, ask me if I’m okay, and are there for me. They’re still trying to find me resources for therapy.  BACA has changed my fucking life.  I hope you all can read this, and reblog it knowing from someone who fucking been with them, that they are absolutely amazing.  This… the fact that this exists makes me so damn happy. : There is a biker gang from Arizona who help keep child abuse victims safe while the child's abuser is prosecuted, including guarding their houses at night person is not yet in jail and attending court with the child, shielding them so they don't have to look at their abuser Ultrafacts.tumblr.com phoenix-phaedrana: hurtlittleboy: bama-5sos: copperbadge: drgaellon: racethewind10: rowsdower-saves-us: your-uncle-dave: tinyfloatingwhales: kikithegirl: uriesays: clatterbane: haydengise: ultrafacts: groovypirate: bee-the-gatekeeper: chauvinistsushi: bebinn: hellkatsally: ultrafacts: Source  These dudes are fucking legit.  They don’t just show up one day in court, either, they actually make friends with the kids and let them know they have a support system and that there are people in the world who care about them and will always have their back.  And less important, but also cool, is that the few times a couple of them have come into my cafe, they’ve been super friendly and polite and when I told one of the guys that I noticed his Bikers Against Child Abuse patch and wanted him to know how awesome I thought he was because of it, he got kind of shy and blushed and said, “The kids are the awesome ones, we just let them know they’re allowed to be brave.” The source is long, but so, so good. These men and women are available in 36 states, 24 hours a day to stand guard at home, in court, at school, even if the child has a nightmare. Many of them are survivors of childhood abuse as well, and know what it’s like to feel scared and alone. In court that day, the judge asked the boy, “Are you afraid?” No, the boy said. Pipes says the judge seemed surprised, and asked, “Why not?” The boy glanced at Pipes and the other bikers sitting in the front row, two more standing on each side of the courtroom door, and told the judge, “Because my friends are scarier than he is.” Actual tears.. hnngh Show me more of people like this, world. I give up on humans too easily. where do i sign up for this,i want to be in this gang This is fucking amazing. It may be out of character for me to say this but rock on Bikers Against Child Abuse was founded in 1995 by a Native American child psychologist whose ride name is Chief, when he came across a young boy who had been subjected to extreme abuse and was too afraid to leave his house. He called the boy to reach out to him, but the only thing that seemed to interest the child was Chief’s bike. Soon, some 20 bikers went to the boy’s neighborhood and were able to draw him out of his house for the first time in weeks. Chief’s thesis was that a child who has been abused by an adult can benefit psychologically from the presence of even more intimidating adults that they know are on their side. “When we tell a child they don’t have to be afraid, they believe us,” Arizona biker Pipes told azcentral.com. “When we tell them we will be there for them, they believe us.”( Article) More about BACA, from their site My parents are a part of this organization and they are metal af They go on runs to protect the child if they feel even the slightest threatened no matter where. If the child needs them to go on vacation with them, they do. Bikers come from across the nation to watch over and take shifts for these kids. And the best part is once you’re adopted into this family as a BACA kid, you’re always one. Even when you’re 40 and the perp gets released from jail, they’ll come meet with you and find your best options for avoiding the person and maintaining the life you’ve built for yourself. Once a BACA child, always a BACA child. In Florida, there’s 100% rate for identifying the perp based on the child’s testimony. Why? Because BACA stands with the child and supports the child so they feel comfortable enough to point out their attacker. What’s better than a badass biker gang being on your side??? NATIVE AMERICAN CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST WHO IS A BIKER AND NAMED HIMSELF CHIEF HELL YES I’M HERE FOR THAT AND BIKERS BEING BAD ASS TO PROTECT KIDS. HELL YEAH. it’s back! I will always reblog BACA Damn good people. I know they wouldn’t consider themselves such, but these people are freaking heroes and the world is a better place because of them.  Hey folks, it talks about this in the article but its not mentioned in this post, BACA is a 501 © (3) charity that depends in part on donations to help pay for stuff like gas for their bikes. If you want to help, consider donating.  @copperbadge You like posting about heroes, Sam. Seems like this would be up your alley. I love these folks! I’ve reblogged them before but it’s wonderful to see the donation information has been added.  Always reblog. Keep doing what you’re doing y'all. Guys? This post changed my life. I saw this post. Forever ago. And thought it was only in america… and wished desperately that they could help me. But then I saw it again, during a bad episode, and checked their site. They aren’t just in the USA They’re in Canada as well and probably other countries. I met and talked with a native guy who runs the place near me. His name is Shaman. I got in, and I’m considered a BACA child now. Despite being 17, turning 18 when I talked to them. They spent time with me when my abuser was over, they gave me therapy resources. They give you something called a ‘level 1′ where they go to your house with as many bikers as they can, i shit you not a solid 20-40 bikers came from even out of province, and met me. I got to choose my biker name and I got a vest with patches on it and my name on it. They all hugged a Teddybear before giving it to me, and told me if I ever felt the BACA bear was running out of love, to give them a call and they’d refill it for me, and then I got a ride on one of their bikes. Just a day or so ago I went to an annual party with them and they we ate food one of them cooked and had a lot of laughs.  I’ve never felt as loved as I did being a part of the BACA family. They also gave me dog tags with the names, and phone numbers of my 2 workers.  So I can call them whenever I feel scared.  BACA is an absolutely wonderful group that will do everything in it’s power to help any child whos been abused.  And it doesn’t end when you’re 18 either. As long as you get in contact/get your level 1 before you’re 18? you’re ALWAYS a BACA kid. I’m 18 now and they still invite me to parties, ask me if I’m okay, and are there for me. They’re still trying to find me resources for therapy.  BACA has changed my fucking life.  I hope you all can read this, and reblog it knowing from someone who fucking been with them, that they are absolutely amazing.  This… the fact that this exists makes me so damn happy.
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