Your name is KIDK MIRAI, although you wonder just how HIGH you even had to BE just to DO something like that.

Your interests include CARTOONS, COMICS, and NOVELS about FICTIONAL SCIENCE and sometimes WIZARDS.

You wield the PENKIND specibus, because you like to WRITE and DRAW a lot, and you like to refer to yourself as the MAGE of LAW, although in reality you are just a garden-variety ATTORNEY.

You are also a HUGE FANGIRL and your BLOG is likely to consist mostly if not entirely of COOL FAN-RELATED NONSENSE. The rest will consist of photos of your various CROCHET projects, because you are obsessed with YARN.

knitmeapony:

Hagrid, more like best person in the entire fucking universe.

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noirandchocolate:

Y’know, I don’t think Terry Pratchett is talked about enough as someone who writes genuinely great female characters. I mean, two of his most well-known protagonists, around whom he’s based several books each, are Esmerelda “Granny” Weatherwax and Tiffany Aching, both of them female and both of them shining examples of what a true “strong female character” can and should be.

Granny is an elderly woman who is easily the most powerful witch on the Discworld, who is capable of varied and strong magic, and who prefers not to use it, instead choosing in most situations to rely on her intuitive understanding of what people are like (she calls it “headology”) to get whatever job needs doing done. She’s been a midwife and a medicine woman, called in at the beginnings and ends of countless lives. She’s saved kingdoms, and she’s saved people. She’s a stone-cold badass. And her biggest fear is that she’s become so powerful she might start using magic for the wrong reasons, to try to control people. She is afraid of what she might become, if she isn’t careful. Granny does all this while being, very obviously, a woman. Pratchett never tries to make her look stronger by having her do “manly” things or act tough in ways traditionally coded masculine. She is feminine through and through, and Pratchett’s books about her celebrate this rather than minimizing it or presenting narratives in which she succeeds “despite” being a woman.

Tiffany Aching on the other hand, starts out her series of books as a little girl and has grown into a teenager. She also has magical talent that’s more than noteworthy, and her series is presented as a coming of age narrative wherein she learns to use magic (and when not to use it) and how to cope with what having these skills and talents means. Tiffany is precocious and very intelligent (she reads dictionaries), and has grown more and more “people-smart” as well. She makes cheese and has defeated fairy queens and elemental beings. She’s had feelings about boys, forged friendships with girls, and has earned the undying loyalty of a band of little blue men in kilts called the Nac Mac Feegle. And Tiffany, like Granny, is female, a girl who is growing into a woman. Pratchett doesn’t write her as “not like the other girls” in the sense of being “not feminine.” Tiffany is learning to do magic and finds herself embroiled in supernatural events, but behind all that she’s a young woman having the kinds of problems young women have. She’s written as a very well-rounded character, and much more likely to save a boy’s life than to need saving. She, too, doesn’t succeed in her ventures “despite” being a girl or even “because” she’s a girl. She definitely is a girl, and that is far from minimized in her stories, but she, like Granny, is written first and foremost as a person.

And those are just two prominent examples of how Terry Pratchett writes wonderful female characters and is generally awesome, the end.

and and and the Tiffany books are a fantastic example of how to write female friendships, especially Hat Full of Sky, because a big part of witchcraft is checking in on other witches and sharing ideas and knowledge and helping people without making a big deal about it, and Tiffany starts out feeling competitive or disdainful towards others because she’s always been different but then some of the best people around her are just relentlessly nice at her and she grows up and learns to rely on and help others in her turn.

and Granny is famously prudish (she’s not naked under her clothes, she’s got three vests on) but Tiffany is used to explore this great awakening of what it is to have crushes on people, and get into trouble with love, and slowly fall for people, and it’s all just great.

…sorry I have a lot of feelings about Pratchett witches.

Reblogging for super added commentary.

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nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair
On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

THIS IS TERRIFYING AND HORRIBLE

to navajos cutting your hair is losing your knowledge..this is some boarding school shit

this is fucking terrible I want to fucking cry, hair is so fucking important. This crosses the line in so many different ways on so many different levels, just thinking about how this probably happens to people all the time makes me so sick.

HI YES HELLO THIS IS MY TOWN. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM SOMEONE WHO IS SEEING THIS HAPPEN PLEASE AND THANK YOU.
The mother of this child told the school how their religion restricted him from cutting his hair. They had paperwork about it (written in blood, if I was told correctly. Interesting right?) And the child was BROUGHT BACK INTO THE SCHOOL AND WAS ALLOWED TO HAVE HIS HAIR HOW HE WAS REQUIRED BY HIS RELIGION.
My school is stupid as hell but they recognize his religious rights so please spread this information from me with this comment. They did not know of his religion on the first day.

Important update, folks!

chainsawmascara:

officialartemis:

coolpizza420:

er-c:

teacakes:

nativeamericannews:

Navajo Kindergartner Sent Home from School, Ordered to Cut His Hair

On Monday, a 5-year-old Native American boy was sent home on his first day of school and ordered to cut his hair short because it allegedly violated district policy, the boy’s mother said.
The child, Malachi Wilson, an enrolled citizen of the Navajo Nation, had been looking forward to his first day of kindergarten at F.J. Young Elementary in Seminole, Texas.

THIS IS TERRIFYING AND HORRIBLE

to navajos cutting your hair is losing your knowledge..this is some boarding school shit

this is fucking terrible I want to fucking cry, hair is so fucking important. This crosses the line in so many different ways on so many different levels, just thinking about how this probably happens to people all the time makes me so sick.

HI YES HELLO THIS IS MY TOWN. IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM SOMEONE WHO IS SEEING THIS HAPPEN PLEASE AND THANK YOU.

The mother of this child told the school how their religion restricted him from cutting his hair. They had paperwork about it (written in blood, if I was told correctly. Interesting right?) And the child was BROUGHT BACK INTO THE SCHOOL AND WAS ALLOWED TO HAVE HIS HAIR HOW HE WAS REQUIRED BY HIS RELIGION.

My school is stupid as hell but they recognize his religious rights so please spread this information from me with this comment. They did not know of his religion on the first day.

Important update, folks!

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I mostly watch the RWBY fandom from afar but most of the time it seems like a pretty chill group full of creative people who don’t start much shipping or headcanon drama

UNTIL JAUNE DOES SOMETHING STUPID.

JAUNE you are TEARING THIS FAMILY APART.

valvala:

magnoliapearl:

whizzbees:


Currently drinking: The best Butterbeer I have ever tasted.



Thank you Esa… I am going to make this…..

im constantly on the lookout for the best butterbeer recipes …

valvala:

magnoliapearl:

whizzbees:

Currently drinking: The best Butterbeer I have ever tasted.

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Thank you Esa… I am going to make this…..

im constantly on the lookout for the best butterbeer recipes …

Y’know, I don’t think Terry Pratchett is talked about enough as someone who writes genuinely great female characters. I mean, two of his most well-known protagonists, around whom he’s based several books each, are Esmerelda “Granny” Weatherwax and Tiffany Aching, both of them female and both of them shining examples of what a true “strong female character” can and should be.

Granny is an elderly woman who is easily the most powerful witch on the Discworld, who is capable of varied and strong magic, and who prefers not to use it, instead choosing in most situations to rely on her intuitive understanding of what people are like (she calls it “headology”) to get whatever job needs doing done. She’s been a midwife and a medicine woman, called in at the beginnings and ends of countless lives. She’s saved kingdoms, and she’s saved people. She’s a stone-cold badass. And her biggest fear is that she’s become so powerful she might start using magic for the wrong reasons, to try to control people. She is afraid of what she might become, if she isn’t careful. Granny does all this while being, very obviously, a woman. Pratchett never tries to make her look stronger by having her do “manly” things or act tough in ways traditionally coded masculine. She is feminine through and through, and Pratchett’s books about her celebrate this rather than minimizing it or presenting narratives in which she succeeds “despite” being a woman.

Tiffany Aching on the other hand, starts out her series of books as a little girl and has grown into a teenager. She also has magical talent that’s more than noteworthy, and her series is presented as a coming of age narrative wherein she learns to use magic (and when not to use it) and how to cope with what having these skills and talents means. Tiffany is precocious and very intelligent (she reads dictionaries), and has grown more and more “people-smart” as well. She makes cheese and has defeated fairy queens and elemental beings. She’s had feelings about boys, forged friendships with girls, and has earned the undying loyalty of a band of little blue men in kilts called the Nac Mac Feegle. And Tiffany, like Granny, is female, a girl who is growing into a woman. Pratchett doesn’t write her as “not like the other girls” in the sense of being “not feminine.” Tiffany is learning to do magic and finds herself embroiled in supernatural events, but behind all that she’s a young woman having the kinds of problems young women have. She’s written as a very well-rounded character, and much more likely to save a boy’s life than to need saving. She, too, doesn’t succeed in her ventures “despite” being a girl or even “because” she’s a girl. She definitely is a girl, and that is far from minimized in her stories, but she, like Granny, is written first and foremost as a person.

And those are just two prominent examples of how Terry Pratchett writes wonderful female characters and is generally awesome, the end.

shatterstag:

honeywellsims4news:

THE SIMS 4 LET’S PLAY SUMMARYLIVESTREAM #3 - LIVE MODE
Live mode Let’s Play hosted by Shannon Copur and Matt Yang. 
In a nut shell, The Sims 4 fails to deliver on all of its promises.  The Sims don’t act appropriately, they’re not smarter, the routing isn’t better and the Sims interactions with each other are flawed. 
There are some positives but they are few and far between all the shoddy gameplay.
REPLAY AVAILABLE HERE
If you’re short on time go ahead and skip forward to 43 minutes in to The Goth family and just watch the last 20 minutes of the broadcast play out.
NOTABLE
The clear plumbobs indicate the Sims are all in the social group.
Sims can sit on the ottoman from all sides.
Museum Venue:  There is absolutely nothing unique or interesting to do or see.
Sims doing push ups in the middle of the bar. Grant told us Sims would act appropriately in venues but that’s obviously not the case.  
Sims change clothes where they’re standing — it’s instant with no attempt at simulation.
Plan A Social Event has goals and medals to be earned. 
No new or unique gameplay to be found.  If it wasn’t for the Main Goal menu with a list of quest objectives reminiscent of an MMO you wouldn’t even know it was a party.
Some of the goals were having Sims listen to music and have drinks together at the same time.  Which are ridiculous goals but, unfortunately, make sense given that the Sims are everywhere reading, playing chess and on the computer — if you want your event to look anything like a party you’ll be working for it.
Even with a Call to Meal option — which was the main goal of the dinner party — Sims did not eat together.  Some ate at the bar, some at the table and some didn’t eat at all.
SHODDYThe game. The Sims 4 fails to deliver on it’s promises and that becomes apparent once the gurus settled into the Goth house for a small amount of time. 
Insane clipping like we’ve come to expect — there’s no point in pointing it out anymore.
Sims are constantly moving and repositioning themselves.  There are so many examples of this I don’t even know where to start.  Whether it’s reading, eating, or having a conversation they do not stay put.
The book jumps out of Mortimer’s hand and just disappears.  And he instantly spins into a new position. [44:00]
Interactions randomly drop out of the queue or Sims just don’t do them.  Watch the romantic interactions snuggle, kiss hands, offer rose etc. [45:00]
The toilet fiasco running through out that ends with Mortimor peeing on the couch because he kept refusing to use a toilet.  They even bought a brand new toilet (remember, there’s no NPC to call) trying to resolve the issue.
Bella finds out she’s pregnant and just stands there lifelessly — no emotions to be found unless you consider moodlets to be emotions.
Sims walk away in the middle of conversations and the Sim carries on talking to themselves.
Sexy Pose.  She poses behind him while he’s on the couch and he reacts.  Sims seem to have no positional awareness at all.  [58:40]
Eating.  Two Sims sit down to eat and one of them gets up from the table in the middle of eating and moves to a random chair (not at the table) to finish eating.  [1:01]
Mortimer continues to refuse to do interactions — like taking a bath — after he peed himself because he, again, wouldn’t use the toilet. Any toilet. [1:03]
And the gurus run down the hour going into build mode since the game was glitching so badly.   This is why there’s no review copies of the game being made available — the game looks to be a mess and not fit for purpose. 
Source: Twitch TV

The more I hear about the crazy bugs the more I’m astounded about it shipping so soon.

I guess I feel better about putting off getting the game for a while now haha, maybe they can patch some of these ridiculous issues

shatterstag:

honeywellsims4news:

THE SIMS 4 LET’S PLAY SUMMARY
LIVESTREAM #3 - LIVE MODE

Live mode Let’s Play hosted by Shannon Copur and Matt Yang. 

In a nut shell, The Sims 4 fails to deliver on all of its promises.  The Sims don’t act appropriately, they’re not smarter, the routing isn’t better and the Sims interactions with each other are flawed. 

There are some positives but they are few and far between all the shoddy gameplay.

REPLAY AVAILABLE HERE

If you’re short on time go ahead and skip forward to 43 minutes in to The Goth family and just watch the last 20 minutes of the broadcast play out.

NOTABLE

  • The clear plumbobs indicate the Sims are all in the social group.
  • Sims can sit on the ottoman from all sides.
  • Museum Venue:  There is absolutely nothing unique or interesting to do or see.
  • Sims doing push ups in the middle of the bar. Grant told us Sims would act appropriately in venues but that’s obviously not the case.  
  • Sims change clothes where they’re standing — it’s instant with no attempt at simulation.

Plan A Social Event has goals and medals to be earned. 

  • No new or unique gameplay to be found.  If it wasn’t for the Main Goal menu with a list of quest objectives reminiscent of an MMO you wouldn’t even know it was a party.
  • Some of the goals were having Sims listen to music and have drinks together at the same time.  Which are ridiculous goals but, unfortunately, make sense given that the Sims are everywhere reading, playing chess and on the computer — if you want your event to look anything like a party you’ll be working for it.
  • Even with a Call to Meal option — which was the main goal of the dinner party — Sims did not eat together.  Some ate at the bar, some at the table and some didn’t eat at all.

SHODDY
The game. The Sims 4 fails to deliver on it’s promises and that becomes apparent once the gurus settled into the Goth house for a small amount of time. 

  • Insane clipping like we’ve come to expect — there’s no point in pointing it out anymore.
  • Sims are constantly moving and repositioning themselves.  There are so many examples of this I don’t even know where to start.  Whether it’s reading, eating, or having a conversation they do not stay put.
  • The book jumps out of Mortimer’s hand and just disappears.  And he instantly spins into a new position. [44:00]
  • Interactions randomly drop out of the queue or Sims just don’t do them.  Watch the romantic interactions snuggle, kiss hands, offer rose etc. [45:00]
  • The toilet fiasco running through out that ends with Mortimor peeing on the couch because he kept refusing to use a toilet.  They even bought a brand new toilet (remember, there’s no NPC to call) trying to resolve the issue.
  • Bella finds out she’s pregnant and just stands there lifelessly — no emotions to be found unless you consider moodlets to be emotions.
  • Sims walk away in the middle of conversations and the Sim carries on talking to themselves.
  • Sexy Pose.  She poses behind him while he’s on the couch and he reacts.  Sims seem to have no positional awareness at all.  [58:40]
  • Eating.  Two Sims sit down to eat and one of them gets up from the table in the middle of eating and moves to a random chair (not at the table) to finish eating.  [1:01]
  • Mortimer continues to refuse to do interactions — like taking a bath — after he peed himself because he, again, wouldn’t use the toilet. Any toilet. [1:03]

And the gurus run down the hour going into build mode since the game was glitching so badly.   This is why there’s no review copies of the game being made available — the game looks to be a mess and not fit for purpose. 

Source: Twitch TV

The more I hear about the crazy bugs the more I’m astounded about it shipping so soon.

I guess I feel better about putting off getting the game for a while now haha, maybe they can patch some of these ridiculous issues

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Miss Piggy stickers

ohlovelypop:

Miss Piggy stickers

sdr2spoilers:

"It’s a promise!" - anime character thats about to fucking die

odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent
8. So please - don’t get it twisted

odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow

1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black

2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black

3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

8. So please - don’t get it twisted