TANNER BEDTIME

I forgot to mention earlier that I went down to the new apartment again earlier today so that the gas could get turned on and measured up the rooms so I can figure out how much carpet I’m going to need and how much it’s going to cost, roughly. 

Over Monday and Tuesday it’s going to be a case of bleaching and scrubbing the ever-loving shit out of every surface in that fucking hole because the previous tenants were clearly indoor smokers, but for this weekend I’ve got my time to myself - or as much to myself as I can have it while I’m sharing a house with another person - and all I can really do is rest and try to psych up for going back there.

I’ll probably make an update post to the fundraiser tomorrow evening, too, but in the meantime, I am going to get into the bed.

Goodnight, internet.

I’M GOING TO BED SHORTLY, SO HERE’S YOUR FLIGHT RISING SALES POST.

Petros and Aix are currently on hold for someone who’s interested in buying them, but all of the others are up for grabs. Prices start at 15k, but hagglers are very welcome. Feel free to shoot me a PM or a Crossroads!

View and purchase all dragons from the back of my lair.

Thanks!

isaia:

quadhonks:

I know my crappy pics don’t fully illustrate my point
I’m just sick of going to movies or reading comics and out of the infinite possibilities out there for aliens, male aliens are the only ones who ever have any sort of variety

breathtaking and timeless

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sundye-acnl:

And here we have Tortimer trying to wipe out all the new Mayors

sundye-acnl:

And here we have Tortimer trying to wipe out all the new Mayors

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I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me. Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me.

Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department responds to the police actions happening in Ferguson.

Pretty scary that he doesn’t even recognize that this type of police mentality is a problem.

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I really don’t understand how they expect anyone to respect their authority when they’re now nothing more than a gang of thugs.

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On the one hand, as a customer service person, I can respect that cops have an extraordinarily hard job. They are like customer service people for life itself. They are like every difficult return and shitty sexist remark out there multiplied tenfold. They take all the mickey. They have to fix so much of what isn’t fixable. It would be frustrating. It already is frustrating for me, and I do way less than they do.

But like, when I get angry at customers, the thing is, I can’t then shoot them in the head six times and then get off scot-free because I’m a barista. My every act of force is not justified by citing my duty to uphold my cafe’s rules. I exist under the law, so unfortunately, no shooting, tasing, pepper spraying, or batons are in my nightmare customers’ futures. ‘By any means necessary’ does not apply to me. Even if I’m intimidated or being talked down to. Even if I’m at the end of my rope. 

Kinda sucks that these guys somehow don’t exist under the same laws I do. Seems like a kind of a dangerous fringe benefit.

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ultimateventist:

charlesoberonn:

If something is ‘old as fuck’ then it’s about 1.2 billion years old because that’s when life evolved sexual reproduction.

 

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acupofteaandmore:

if i ever misgender you or use slang (bro, man, gurl, dude) that makes you feel even slightly uncomfortable please tell me because your gender identity and comfort is more important than any word i may use to refer to you

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A QUICK POST ABOUT CULTURAL APPROPRIATION

Since I’m as white as a saucer of milk, I’d like to open this by saying that I am extremely open to correction on this - provided those corrections don’t come from other white people, obviously - but I’m fairly sure, after trying to learn as much as I can about this over the last few years, that I have a pretty good understanding of what cultural appropriation is, and what it isn’t.

What cultural appropriation is is taking elements from a culture other than your own, with a complete disregard for that culture and the people in it, and having them for yourself because you think they’re aesthetically pleasing, or “exotic”, or “cool”, or whatever. For example, wearing Native American headdresses with no regard for what they mean because you think they look cool is cultural appropriation. 

A good metaphor to help people understand this, I find, is the way that a lot of us who have been on the internet for a long time get pretty fed up when we see that the meme we noticed floating around last week has made its way onto t-shirts, stationary and fuck knows what else IRL, and that people are buying and wearing these things around because TROLLFACE IS FUNNY AMIRITE GUISE. The reason it annoys you is because those memes arose from a specific in-joke that your community made amongst themselves, and when a company decides to take that in-joke and slap it on a t-shirt for people who weren’t there for it to buy because they think it’s “funny”, they’re taking you and your community out of the equation and completely sucking the context out of the joke. It’s rather grating to see it happen time and time again every time a meme becomes popular, isn’t it? 

Now imagine that happening to the time-honoured traditions of your culture, the things that make you and your family and your community who you are. Imagine that happening to things that are sacred and special to you. If seeing a company struggling to use the doge meme properly on their website or in their advertising irritates you, try to imagine how it must feel when someone else sees some central element of their culture being tossed around as a fashion statement for profit. 

Gross.

What cultural appropriation isn’t is white people taking part in other cultures and having other people share their culture with them. For example, a Mexican person teaching a white friend about the Day of the Dead so that they can celebrate it together, as in one of the examples in that post that’s going about, isn’t appropriation, because the person to which that culture belongs isn’t being excluded from it. 

I eat a lot of Indian food, and I’ll wager that plenty of you guys eat Chinese, or Thai, or Mexican food, too. That’s not cultural appropriation, either - it’s just a result of cultures coming together and becoming ingrained. In England, we’ve always had lots of people from all over the world coming through over the centuries, and when they’ve come here, they’ve shared their culture with us. We’ve had Chinese and Indian restaurants here, run by Chinese and Indian people, for hundreds of years, so long that it’s become part of our own culture, too. It’s a natural result of diversity and multiculturalism, and that’s a good thing! 

Likewise, white people taking the time to actively learn about other cultures besides their own and learn other languages is also a really good way to experience those cultures without excluding the people those cultures belong to, and I’d heartily encourage everyone to broaden their understanding of other people and other cultures by doing it. The best thing you can do is learn about a culture from the people it belongs to, so if you’re interested in other cultures, that’s the way to go.

That’s my extremely white, extremely English understanding of what cultural appropriation is: taking things from other cultures without understanding or appreciating those things, and excluding the people to whom that culture belongs.

It doesn’t mean that white people aren’t allowed to touch anything that isn’t theirs, it doesn’t mean that non-white cultures need to get put in a little box and hidden away to be kept “safe”. It doesn’t mean that we should all keep ourselves to ourselves and stick to our own cultures and our own kind. 

Because that’s segregation, and that’s the opposite of what you’d ideally be trying to achieve by speaking out about cultural appropriation.

I might be off the mark, and if someone wants to set me straight, I’d really welcome it! I do my best to listen and learn about these things so I can be a pretty okay white person, and the better my understanding of these things is, the easier it’ll be for me to achieve that. 

Have a good night, folks!

'I Will Personally Pay For Every Member Of The Westboro Baptist Church To Fly To Iraq Right Now'

gallifreyanasgardian:

satumitsumi:

nergal-junior:

(To Westboro Baptist Church)

"If you really believe in standing up to those threatening the Christian way of life," Hills said on his UK television program "The Last Leg," "how about putting your money where your mouth is, taking a direct flight to Iraq and picketing the people threatening to behead Christians if they don’t convert?"

Hills then took his suggestion a step further by making a generous offer. “I will personally pay for every member of the Westboro Baptist Church to fly to Iraq right now. I’ll even fly you first class and pay the carbon offset.”

GUYS

THEY ACCEPTED

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He didn’t specify that he would fly them back. Just leave them there.

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thesoftghetto:

frantzofanon:

大家你好!!! check out my new tattoo!! it means “harmony” in english!!! I can’t wait to start showing white people my tattoo and asking them if they can understand it!!! TFW YOLO! (That’s what they say right?)

So much shade I have to get a damn coat..

thesoftghetto:

frantzofanon:

大家你好!!! check out my new tattoo!! it means “harmony” in english!!! I can’t wait to start showing white people my tattoo and asking them if they can understand it!!! TFW YOLO! (That’s what they say right?)

So much shade I have to get a damn coat..

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p0ntmarnasse:

Neil Cicierega seems like a pretty good guy

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Anonymous said: yooo heads up about that photoset with the screencaps you reblogged: those are by and large used to derail genuine discussions about (in this case,) racism and are basically fodder for anti-sj people to just be like "haha look at these ~wacky~ social justice dorks, good thing im sensible and not like them at all" (also be on the look out for strawmen because theres this loud blaring signal going off in the back of my mind indicating some of them are fakes made for stated reasons)

I’m aware of that, Anon, but thanks for pointing it out all the same. It’s definitely something that needs to be made clear!

Unfortunately though, the reason those kind of fakes are taken seriously so often is because many of us actually, genuinely know people who actually, genuinely believe that that’s how social justice works and that they’re fighting the good fight, because they don’t have a fully developed understanding of what social justice and racism and cultural appropriation really are. 

It’s kind of like how American news headlines are getting harder and harder to distinguish from parody because every now and then shit really does go down the pan that badly, you know?

Anonymous said: This whole jontron thing is just absolutely disgusting. he keeps digging a deeper and delete hole for himself and it seems most of his fanbase doesn't even care. he's not even trying anymore either. a role model of his even fucking called him out

yessu: