randomdice:

fatmf:

fashionable-gamer:

Ever notice how when justifying a child’s misbehavior no one ever says stuff like “girls will be girls” or “she’s a girl”, but the list of things a “young lady” can’t do is almost endless?

You learn from a young age that masculinity comes with freedom; femininity comes with restrictions.

Whoa

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calippygian:

plumbat:

captain-rel:

perpugilliam:

lizawithazed:

mechabre:

this is so incredibly important to me holy shit
an article about an agender person’s identity ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WASHINGTON POST
FRONT AND CENTER!!!!!
IM JUST
AGHAFDHF!! SJFGSJS!! JSHFKA!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

this kind of visibility is excellent, but I’m curbing my enthusiasm until I can read the article. :/

Read here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/when-no-gender-fits-a-quest-to-be-seen-as-just-a-person/2014/09/20/1ab21e6e-2c7b-11e4-994d-202962a9150c_story.html :)

I read the whole frigging thing and I loved it. I’m agender and I really appreciate the way this was written. I actually was crying a little by the end.

Everyone should know that this happened, it is kind of a big deal.

I’m so happy about this!!!!

calippygian:

plumbat:

captain-rel:

perpugilliam:

lizawithazed:

mechabre:

this is so incredibly important to me holy shit

an article about an agender person’s identity ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WASHINGTON POST

FRONT AND CENTER!!!!!

IM JUST

AGHAFDHF!! SJFGSJS!! JSHFKA!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME

this kind of visibility is excellent, but I’m curbing my enthusiasm until I can read the article. :/

Read here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/when-no-gender-fits-a-quest-to-be-seen-as-just-a-person/2014/09/20/1ab21e6e-2c7b-11e4-994d-202962a9150c_story.html :)

I read the whole frigging thing and I loved it. I’m agender and I really appreciate the way this was written. I actually was crying a little by the end.

Everyone should know that this happened, it is kind of a big deal.

I’m so happy about this!!!!

pinklikeme:

roachpatrol:

cornflakepizza:

{ this is a skill i’ve been using a lot lately, thought i’d share :) }

     {  Distress Tolerance Skill: Coloring Mandalas

PRE-PREP

     1}   go to www.printmandala.com and print a couple of mandalas that you like. (you can also find some on google images.)
     2}   buy set of colored pencils or markers if you don’t have them. more colors = better
     3}   buy a clipboard if you wanna lie in bed and color.
     4}   set these aside and ready to go so they are easily accessible when you are distressed

HOW TO USE DURING DISTRESS

     1}   choose a mandala from your pre-printed stash
     2}   set a timer (phone is good) for 30 minutes
     3}   color it with ur markers or pencils. i prefer pencils.
     4}   optional: play an audiobook or music while coloring. make sure it’s not sad music.
     5}   when timer goes off, stop coloring. ask yourself, what level is my distress right now? if still high, set timer for another 30 minutes and keep coloring. if tolerable, stop coloring and do thing you want to do.
     6}   repeat as needed until distress is tolerable

WHY IT WORKS

     coloring patterns is distracting enough to pull your attention away from negative thoughts/emotions, but mandalas are also repetitive so you can kind of “zone out” while coloring. it feels good being able to create something and you feel a sense of competency or confidence. there’s no competitive aspect to it so you can just do the activity without having to worry about doing it perfect or right or better than anyone else. it can remind you of a simpler time when all that was expected of you was coloring. :) it is easy and almost everyone can do it.

TIPS

    — stick to the timer. even though you want to keep coloring when it goes off, stop once you finish the segment you’re on and put the pencil down. tell yourself you can come back and finish it after you do the thing you’re putting off.

    — you can do this activity without using a timer, especially if you don’t have anything planned for the rest of the day and aren’t using this to distract from a task :)) 

    — practice coloring during times when you’re not distressed, so that when you need to use this skill it will be easier and more “automatic”. i can’t stress this enough. even though coloring is really simple, it’s much better for the activity to feel familiar so that you can easily use it during distress. so if you can practice it during normal times it’ll help u. think of it as homework if you have to — you are building up a memory muscle.

    — if you feel guilty because you’re “wasting time” doing a “childish activity”, remind urself that ur doing this for your mental health, that this is an established skill recommended by top psychotherapists, and that calming down your distress so you can actually *do* the stuff you’re worried about (rather than procrastinating all day about the thing and not actually doing it) is the opposite of wasting time. remember that practicing this skill even when you’re not distressed is HOMEWORK, not optional time wasting thing. also, taking care of ur mental health is not a frivolous activity. it’s very important and crucial to a happy successful life.

I’d like to add that coloring inside the lines neatly and skillfully is something that impresses the fuck out of most artists. Yes, even professional working artists. I have seen artists genuinely lose their shit with admiration when someone could color inside all the lines (sometimes that artist is me). SO if you’re coloring and thinking ‘this is dumb i’m not an artist i bet an artist would laugh at me’ be assured most artists would actually be hooting enviously at you and then asking to borrow your crayons.

This is so cool.

zanegarrctt:

Karl Urban — Shortland Street

kattybats:

drop-deaddream:

findalittletrouble:

natasha is beating them at strip-chitauri-kill

No, wait, we have to talk about this, because I honestly can’t decide what’s better here. Is it that it’s so toasty outside Clint took off his jacket and Steve felt the need to flash some cleavage? Is it Nat casually gesturing with loaded weaponry while she tells terrible dad jokes? Is it the resigned exasperation on Steve’s face? We just don’t know. 

#This looks like the cover of a reverse harem novel with Nat as the gun-toting and smooth-talking protag

kattybats:

drop-deaddream:

findalittletrouble:

natasha is beating them at strip-chitauri-kill

No, wait, we have to talk about this, because I honestly can’t decide what’s better here. Is it that it’s so toasty outside Clint took off his jacket and Steve felt the need to flash some cleavage? Is it Nat casually gesturing with loaded weaponry while she tells terrible dad jokes? Is it the resigned exasperation on Steve’s face? We just don’t know. 

HOW TO MARKET THE LESS POPULAR CHARACTERS IN YOUR FRANCHISE

scifigrl47:

tehnakki:

allofthefeelings:

DC: casts Jason Momoa as Aquaman (A Q U A M A N), and suddenly people want to see it.

Marvel: casts TWO DIFFERENT WHITE DUDES as versions of Ant-Man. Also Jan is presumably white, not that we could know, because she’s fridged before we even get to her.

There is definitely no lesson to be learned here.

No fucking joke, if Aquaman isn’t my fav character in the DC universe after we get a) SDCC panels featuring Momoa, and b) we get the movie then DC would have SERIOUSLY fucked something up. I’m already planning a genderbent Momoa!Aquaman costume so I can get a photo-op with him!

Ant Man….I am still 100% sure I won’t be seeing in theaters.

Ditto. Not the least bit interested in Ant Man, and my interest in Aquaman went from “the guy who talks to fish? Really?” to “Hey now, this might actually be worth keeping an eye on.” REALLY interested to see who ends up directing and with script credit, but my interest is about one million times greater than it was a week ago. 8)

transformativeworks:

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In march ‘85, a meteorite vanished in the night sky over northwestern Ohio. It was sighted nine months before Anna was born, and she was born in that part of Ohio.

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black-quadrant:

jalexfuck:

no one gives fanfic writers enough credit like can we just slow clap it out for all the writers who can manage to finish a fic or just even start one and have the confidence to put it out there for everyone to see because that shit is pretty hard to do and so is typing it all up and just thinking of the plot and all the little details idk writers are great

THANK YOU.

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isha-privilege:

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Anonymous said: Hi, I saw your donation drive on AO3, and I'm wondering what the money is for, exactly? $70,000 seems like a /lot/ of money. Is there somewhere I can see a list of intended purposes? Thank you!

januarium:

transformativeworks:

70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.

I find it amazing that people think that’s a lot of money to ask. It’s incredibly expensive to fund such heavily used and non ad supported websites, and that before anyone even gets paid for their work. I am definitely donating what I can to this drive, and I hope if you have a few dollars spare and benefit from Archive of Our Own, or any of their projects you will consider donating as well.

juilan:

Because a piece of gum told me to

beastlyart:

tmirai:

yourscientistfriend:

Ferguson vs Pumpkin fest  The media’s treatment of these two events were shameful!

I wasn’t even aware of this Pumpkin Fest shit until I started seeing posts on Tumblr.  This sort of skewed, racist, and prejudiced bias has been in media for the longest and I am not surprised. But besides the obvious prejudice in the media, look at the perspectives of the white people involved in this:
From Huffington Post’s article:

Steven French, 18, who was visiting from Haverhill, Massachusetts, described the chaotic scene to the local paper, The Keene Sentinel, as “wicked.”
"It’s just like a rush. You’re revolting from the cops," he told the paper Saturday night. “It’s a blast to do things that you’re not supposed to do.”
Other young people shouted expletives at police, started fires in the road, pulled down a street sign and apparently tried to flip over a Subaru, the Sentinel said.

White people break shit just because. Not to express anger. Not because of the pent rage born of centuries of prejudice and discrimination. Not as a result of the chaos and fury born from indignant rage and sorrow that the institutions meant to protect them kill, harm, and oppress them. They do it just for funsies and because they can without getting shot at.

Because of arrests (140 last year, the Sentinel reported) and injuries at past festivals, the community has held forums in recent years — inviting police and emergency room doctors as well as residents — to explore ways to mitigate the violence, vandalism and littering that come with the celebration.

When white people party, violence and vandalism are apparently expected. To “mitigate” something means to make it less severe. To reduce it. They don’t want to stop the violence and vandalism. They just want to make it less bad. It’s like a “boys will be boys” rationale. Drunk white people will be drunk white people so what can we do.They are revelers. Party-goers. Students. Never vandals. Looters. Criminals. Thugs.If you think white privilege doesn’t exist, you seriously need to wake the fuck up.


I am genuinely disgusted with my hometown.

beastlyart:

tmirai:

yourscientistfriend:

Ferguson vs Pumpkin fest
The media’s treatment of these two events were shameful!

I wasn’t even aware of this Pumpkin Fest shit until I started seeing posts on Tumblr.  This sort of skewed, racist, and prejudiced bias has been in media for the longest and I am not surprised. But besides the obvious prejudice in the media, look at the perspectives of the white people involved in this:

From Huffington Post’s article:

Steven French, 18, who was visiting from Haverhill, Massachusetts, described the chaotic scene to the local paper, The Keene Sentinel, as “wicked.”

"It’s just like a rush. You’re revolting from the cops," he told the paper Saturday night. “It’s a blast to do things that you’re not supposed to do.”

Other young people shouted expletives at police, started fires in the road, pulled down a street sign and apparently tried to flip over a Subaru, the Sentinel said.

White people break shit just because. Not to express anger. Not because of the pent rage born of centuries of prejudice and discrimination. Not as a result of the chaos and fury born from indignant rage and sorrow that the institutions meant to protect them kill, harm, and oppress them. They do it just for funsies and because they can without getting shot at.

Because of arrests (140 last year, the Sentinel reported) and injuries at past festivals, the community has held forums in recent years — inviting police and emergency room doctors as well as residents — to explore ways to mitigate the violence, vandalism and littering that come with the celebration.

When white people party, violence and vandalism are apparently expected. To “mitigate” something means to make it less severe. To reduce it. They don’t want to stop the violence and vandalism. They just want to make it less bad. It’s like a “boys will be boys” rationale. Drunk white people will be drunk white people so what can we do.They are revelers. Party-goers. Students. Never vandals. Looters. Criminals. Thugs.
If you think white privilege doesn’t exist, you seriously need to wake the fuck up.

I am genuinely disgusted with my hometown.