wilwheaton:

kuribohkun:

sherlockocity:

Muggleborn students at Hogwarts (part 1/?)

This is beautiful.

Forever reblog because this is fucking wonderful.

bigbigtruck:

theamazingindi:

tombstone-hero:

Please Share This

Thousands of Tumblr users have been misled by a post suggesting that an unidentified elementary school girl was battered and sexually assaulted by her classmates only to have authorities excuse it as “rough housing”. This story is awful and provokes anger amongst its readers, as it should. However it’s a LIE

This article smelled “off” when I read it because it clearly stated that the mother withheld her daughter’s name to save her from humiliation. Which made the photo of the girl seem off. Why hide her name if you’ll show her face? That’s because this isn’t an article on CNN like the post suggests and that little girl isn’t a sexual assault victim. You’re looking at a photo of Makayla McEvoy. She was 7 when this photo was taken in 2012 after she survived a Kangaroo attack.

Little miss McEvoy is an Australian animal attack survivor. She is NOT an American rape victim from Georgia (thank God)

The artificial news story was fabricated by a Tumblr user called dropmycumberbritches (who now goes by vegetableighs since handing the account off to someone else to avoid heat) After posting the artificial story to raise awareness to Rape Culture, the Tumblr user then celebrated and sang their own praise. Luckily another Tumble user, untrue-posts, found the article, did some digging and reblogged the initial post with the real info.

However, the original post is still picking up speed and is sitting comfortably at 20k+ posts. Please, spread this news and let everyone know that there is not a Georgian rape victim going uncared for. Instead, there’s a poor Australian girl who was attacked by a Kangaroo in 2012 who recovered, only to have her face used for some else’s agenda.

please reblog, several people posted this story and it’s fucking horrible someone would use this as a prop.

Just a reminder that folks on this site can make up whateverthefuck and people will believe and spread it. Sometimes it’s a story about a made up kid, and sometimes it’s dangerous lies about real people. 

Check sources, y’all.

drtanner:

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

As I understand this ruling, it means that businesses now have to pay extra to ISPs to have access to their websites through that ISP provided at a reasonable speed. If you don’t pay, users’ access to your website will be slowed to a crawl - so independent people and small businesses can forget about getting onto that high speed access tier. 
This means that the American internet is going to be firmly under the control of those who have the most money. You’ll only get to see the content of those who can pay the ISPs to provide access at a reasonable speed. This means that you can expect to see skewed representation of just about everything, with those bigger businesses who can afford to pay ISPs a premium for access deciding what you can and cannot read, view and consume on the internet.
This is not something that we have in the UK. Our ISPs compete with each other to provide higher speeds, better services and lower prices, but because there’s a monopoly in the US of a few ISPs who provide services, they can afford to do this to you. You can’t go anywhere else, after all.
Everyone in the US needs to sign that petition, call their representatives, write angry letters and do whatever you can to tell your government that this ruling is Not Okay.

drtanner:

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

-Morgan

P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

As I understand this ruling, it means that businesses now have to pay extra to ISPs to have access to their websites through that ISP provided at a reasonable speed. If you don’t pay, users’ access to your website will be slowed to a crawl - so independent people and small businesses can forget about getting onto that high speed access tier. 

This means that the American internet is going to be firmly under the control of those who have the most money. You’ll only get to see the content of those who can pay the ISPs to provide access at a reasonable speed. This means that you can expect to see skewed representation of just about everything, with those bigger businesses who can afford to pay ISPs a premium for access deciding what you can and cannot read, view and consume on the internet.

This is not something that we have in the UK. Our ISPs compete with each other to provide higher speeds, better services and lower prices, but because there’s a monopoly in the US of a few ISPs who provide services, they can afford to do this to you. You can’t go anywhere else, after all.

Everyone in the US needs to sign that petition, call their representatives, write angry letters and do whatever you can to tell your government that this ruling is Not Okay.

jessfink:

spikedrewthis:

The Smut Peddler 2014 PDF is now available to non-Kickstarter backers!
Thanks so much for your patience and support, everyone!

AAh! Smut Peddler PDFs are now on sale to everyone!! You can check out my 20 page story, I’m so proud to be in this book. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

jessfink:

spikedrewthis:

The Smut Peddler 2014 PDF is now available to non-Kickstarter backers!

Thanks so much for your patience and support, everyone!

AAh! Smut Peddler PDFs are now on sale to everyone!! You can check out my 20 page story, I’m so proud to be in this book.

coelasquid:

dirtybrian:

thewitchylibrarian:

dirtybrian:

mattachinereview:


biyuti:


girljanitor:


dumbthingswhitepplsay:


popca:


dolgematki:


nativevoice:


“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99” 
IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.
A case of ginger ale: $82.
Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.
Read more: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20120608/inuit-food-prices-protest-120608/#ixzz1xKWAJkGe


Holy hell.


WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.


ughhslfkajsdlf gross gross gross
64.99?????


These people are starving for a reason.
Conservationists
have been starving
these people
to death for years.


Reblogging for the extra articles. 
Also… I might show up to this protest and support them. 


Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this!  This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.


This is really fucking important.
This is why I don’t respect anyone who blindly supports the anti-sealing protestors. Because for a lot of people, it’s the only affordable option.
It’s not just Iqaluit. In Nain, Labrador this problem has been going on for ages and nobody does anything about it. $47 for a ham and $17 for a block of cheese. In Rigolet, Labrador, a loaf of bread costs $7. Here’s another picture of an Iqaluit food price changing before your very eyes.
The NNCP is starving people, reducing their food choices, and keeping people on EI poor. This is so, so wrong.

How can we help? I joined the group and checked out the website, but I didn’t see anything that can be actively done (other than raising awareness, which, of course, is great).

Excellent question! If you read through the group (which is here, for anyone who missed it), there are people talking about some ways to help.
Look at the latest news on the Feeding My Family website to see what the priorities are and how you might be able to help.
If you’re Canadian, call your local MP and ask to discuss this issue and express your concern.
Look up ways to support putting pressure onto airlines to charge fair rates (a $1000 plane ticket should be from one coast to the other, not a few hundred miles).
Research and learn what you can about food sustainability. For a start, how about learning square foot/metre (French intensive) gardening or container gardening and starting to practice it yourself? Share these techniques with friends and family. Get good at it so you can teach them to others who have poor food security in your own area.
For the love of God, stop signing “anti-sealing”/”anti-hunting” petitions and supporting Greenpeace’s actions without understanding the complicated, nuanced situation in the North.
Watch the FB group, because people there mention direct donations and ways to help the organizations actually on the ground there.
For example, one person is starting up a donation project/fundraiser.
Look at what organizations like FoodShare are doing and support them.
There is so much to be done. Sharing news articles and stories, lists of resources, donation and fundraising pages, and knowledge about food security is critical, but there’s a lot more work of all sorts.

Things that (usually white) folks who consider themselves fair and educated and liberal in big southern cities say about hunting under the impression that they understand the situation in the North that never fail to make me bristle;
"I’m against seal hunting but it’s okay if they’re Inuit" Inuit are not the only Native group in Canada that traditionally hunts seals and to suggest only people registered with the government as Inuit should be able to hunt them is terribly racist and exclusionary to other nations that overlap many of the same territories, such as Dene (who have had a history of being excluded from legislation written to benefit Inuit, this was a big discussion that happened when Nunavut was formed) and some Cree bands, among others. That aside, even just suggesting that only native people with government treaty status should be allowed to hunt raises issues dating back to several decades ago when Canada had terribly racist and sexist laws on the books that stripped native women who married white men of their treaty status and banned their children from having their status recognized, as well as force natives who wanted to vote in federal elections to renounce their status. These laws were not amended until 1985 and people were allowed to reapply for treaty status, but the paperwork is a nightmare and many people didn’t bother. As a result, the North is full of people without treaty status who have just as much native heritage and were raised with as much of the culture as people who do, but nothing can really be done about it. As one of my friends put it “I’ve got the skin colour I just don’t have the number to go with it.” It’s a very complicated issue.
"Inuit who make seal clothing for themselves are okay, the problem is non-natives who buy seal products" Inuit and other native people are modern human beings with modern human interests and hobbies, they often sell goods to people outside of their communities to earn money for purchasing things they would like to own. The romantic idea people in cities get of Northerners living off the land to fulfill their every need is, frankly, false and patronizing as all get out. Yes, it’s true their priority is feeding and clothing their families, but in some communities selling goods to companies who deal in distributing authentic northern crafts is one of the only forms of infrastructure available, and dissuading the purchase of those goods by non-natives is harmful to their business. Just this whole “seal = bad” idea conservationists have pushed so hard has done irreparable damage to people’s livelihoods without really doing all that much good for the environment. At the very least, selling furs can allow hunters to break even on their hunting trips and raise the funds to continue hunting for food without losing money. It’s important to know where your skins are coming from and in many cases you can ask the retailer, but suggesting natives should not be able to sell merchandise outside of their communities is not the answer.
"If it’s so bad why don’t they just move somewhere with more jobs and cheaper produce" There are so many things wrong with this line of reasoning you could write a university thesis on how ignorant it is and if someone honestly asks this you basically know you can stop talking to them.

coelasquid:

dirtybrian:

thewitchylibrarian:

dirtybrian:

mattachinereview:

biyuti:

girljanitor:

dumbthingswhitepplsay:

popca:

dolgematki:

nativevoice:

“Stop sending expired food”….”fried chicken 64.99” 

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A head of cabbage for $20. Fifteen bucks for a small bag of apples.

A case of ginger ale: $82.

Fed up and frustrated by sky-high food prices and concerned over widespread hunger in their communities, thousands of Inuit have spent weeks posting pictures and price tags from their local grocery stores to a Facebook site called Feed My Family.

Holy hell.

WHAT IN THE FUCK? This shit is not okay.

ughhslfkajsdlf gross gross gross

64.99?????


These people are starving for a reason.

Conservationists

have been starving

these people

to death for years.

Reblogging for the extra articles. 

Also… I might show up to this protest and support them. 

Pay attention to this stuff, please, followers who haven’t heard about this!  This kind of thing is completely erased in news media.

This is really fucking important.

This is why I don’t respect anyone who blindly supports the anti-sealing protestors. Because for a lot of people, it’s the only affordable option.

It’s not just Iqaluit. In Nain, Labrador this problem has been going on for ages and nobody does anything about it. $47 for a ham and $17 for a block of cheese. In Rigolet, Labrador, a loaf of bread costs $7. Here’s another picture of an Iqaluit food price changing before your very eyes.

The NNCP is starving people, reducing their food choices, and keeping people on EI poor. This is so, so wrong.

How can we help? I joined the group and checked out the website, but I didn’t see anything that can be actively done (other than raising awareness, which, of course, is great).

Excellent question! If you read through the group (which is here, for anyone who missed it), there are people talking about some ways to help.

  • Look at the latest news on the Feeding My Family website to see what the priorities are and how you might be able to help.
  • If you’re Canadian, call your local MP and ask to discuss this issue and express your concern.
  • Look up ways to support putting pressure onto airlines to charge fair rates (a $1000 plane ticket should be from one coast to the other, not a few hundred miles).
  • Research and learn what you can about food sustainability. For a start, how about learning square foot/metre (French intensive) gardening or container gardening and starting to practice it yourself? Share these techniques with friends and family. Get good at it so you can teach them to others who have poor food security in your own area.
  • For the love of God, stop signing “anti-sealing”/”anti-hunting” petitions and supporting Greenpeace’s actions without understanding the complicated, nuanced situation in the North.
  • Watch the FB group, because people there mention direct donations and ways to help the organizations actually on the ground there.
  • For example, one person is starting up a donation project/fundraiser.
  • Look at what organizations like FoodShare are doing and support them.

There is so much to be done. Sharing news articles and stories, lists of resources, donation and fundraising pages, and knowledge about food security is critical, but there’s a lot more work of all sorts.

Things that (usually white) folks who consider themselves fair and educated and liberal in big southern cities say about hunting under the impression that they understand the situation in the North that never fail to make me bristle;

  • "I’m against seal hunting but it’s okay if they’re Inuit" Inuit are not the only Native group in Canada that traditionally hunts seals and to suggest only people registered with the government as Inuit should be able to hunt them is terribly racist and exclusionary to other nations that overlap many of the same territories, such as Dene (who have had a history of being excluded from legislation written to benefit Inuit, this was a big discussion that happened when Nunavut was formed) and some Cree bands, among others. That aside, even just suggesting that only native people with government treaty status should be allowed to hunt raises issues dating back to several decades ago when Canada had terribly racist and sexist laws on the books that stripped native women who married white men of their treaty status and banned their children from having their status recognized, as well as force natives who wanted to vote in federal elections to renounce their status. These laws were not amended until 1985 and people were allowed to reapply for treaty status, but the paperwork is a nightmare and many people didn’t bother. As a result, the North is full of people without treaty status who have just as much native heritage and were raised with as much of the culture as people who do, but nothing can really be done about it. As one of my friends put it “I’ve got the skin colour I just don’t have the number to go with it.” It’s a very complicated issue.
  • "Inuit who make seal clothing for themselves are okay, the problem is non-natives who buy seal products" Inuit and other native people are modern human beings with modern human interests and hobbies, they often sell goods to people outside of their communities to earn money for purchasing things they would like to own. The romantic idea people in cities get of Northerners living off the land to fulfill their every need is, frankly, false and patronizing as all get out. Yes, it’s true their priority is feeding and clothing their families, but in some communities selling goods to companies who deal in distributing authentic northern crafts is one of the only forms of infrastructure available, and dissuading the purchase of those goods by non-natives is harmful to their business. Just this whole “seal = bad” idea conservationists have pushed so hard has done irreparable damage to people’s livelihoods without really doing all that much good for the environment. At the very least, selling furs can allow hunters to break even on their hunting trips and raise the funds to continue hunting for food without losing money. It’s important to know where your skins are coming from and in many cases you can ask the retailer, but suggesting natives should not be able to sell merchandise outside of their communities is not the answer.
  • "If it’s so bad why don’t they just move somewhere with more jobs and cheaper produce" There are so many things wrong with this line of reasoning you could write a university thesis on how ignorant it is and if someone honestly asks this you basically know you can stop talking to them.

geekearth:

More Frank Cho - Black Widow

This makes sense: a woman finishing a beat down is cold with no bra

kateordie:

-teesa-:

9.2.14

I legitimately love this woman

Manara’s anatomy is not perfect, far from it. Karine’s anatomy is not as good. On her Manara correction, Spider-Woman’s right arm on the left of the composition is just hilariously bad. The Greg Land correction is much worse. But as Heidi notes that NOT the point. The real question is if Marvel can only market comic books to straight middle aged men or if they can expand to other folks too.

I’d love to see a Becky Cloonan cover for Spider-Woman. Her anatomy isn’t perfect either, but her drawings are so entertaining and charming that I don’t care. If we applied the “perfect anatomy” standard to Becky then she’d be kicked out of comics, as would I.

Anatomy is only one tool in art and it’s not the most important.

Pro artist Gene Ha. (via comicbookwomen)
tastefullyoffensive:

[maximumble]
eschergirls:

whiterosebrian submitted:



A friend gave me a batch of trade paperback comics that he had read earlier.  Unfortunately, in my blunt opinion, they were all mediocre.  When reading through E.V.E. Proto Mecha, though, my mind eventually went to your blog.  Hence this scand scans of the cover.  I have other scans too, but for whatever reason I couldn’t insert a full photo set.   

+1 for her turning her head towards us rather than swiveling her waist.

Too bad about her vacuum sealed butt and random boob though.  Presuming this will be corrected in the later Mecha lines.



She’s pissed because she has an uber wedgie and doesn’t have time to pick it out during the firefight.

eschergirls:

submitted:

A friend gave me a batch of trade paperback comics that he had read earlier.  Unfortunately, in my blunt opinion, they were all mediocre.  When reading through E.V.E. Proto Mecha, though, my mind eventually went to your blog.  Hence this scand scans of the cover.  I have other scans too, but for whatever reason I couldn’t insert a full photo set.   
+1 for her turning her head towards us rather than swiveling her waist.
Too bad about her vacuum sealed butt and random boob though.  Presuming this will be corrected in the later Mecha lines.

She’s pissed because she has an uber wedgie and doesn’t have time to pick it out during the firefight.