i’ve had the idea to have a school in my town since the beginning of the year and after flip flopping about what rooms to make for quite some time i’ve finally gotten around to finishing it!
that’s gross don’t do that
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.
Many “spider bites” aren’t really spider bites.
It’s very hard to discuss this with people— a couple of my friends have a vivid childhood memory of going to the hospital due to a spider bite, and became very adamant and defensive about the dangers of spiders when I posted an article like this. I don’t mean to belittle their experience, just that it is comparatively quite rare, and rarer than the usual perception.
guys never realize that.
Why play games though? Just come out and say no, don’t seem to hard.
cause the word “no” is not in ya’ll vocabulary.
Who is this ya’ll you speak of?
Honestly flat out saying no can be really scary. A lot of guys will be cool and leave you alone, but there are enough that won’t that I don’t always feel comfortable saying no. You don’t always know how a guy will react. I’ve had enough bad experiences that I always have an excuse or friend because I’m not willing to take that chance. Sometimes “playing games” is keeping myself safe.
That’s absolutely terrible, I know from personal experience I like women to be straight up with me. At the same time I know guys who are so childish and petty.
Childish guys are the easier ones. I’d rather deal with a childish guy that talks shit than a guy that gets violent. Either sucks but its the lesser of two evilswhenwomenrefuseexists for a reason.
Dudes out here are legit KILLING AND MAIMING WOMEN FOR SAYING NO OUTRIGHT and you wondering why we have to ‘play these games?’
I have been verbally harassed and FOLLOWED FOR SIX CITY BLOCKS for not giving a man my number. I thank GOD I wasn’t killed that day.
I kept hearing people complain about this article. Now that I’ve finally read it, I love every single word of it. Finally, someone explained in detail what I’ve been trying to express since fucking 2002.
There is no reason anymore to even have a concept of “gamers.” Playing video games is as normal and crosses as many demographics as watching movies, listening to music or reading books, so why the fuck do so many people not only insist on identifying as “gamers,” but being territorial about it? Territorial enough to get angry when games are critiqued in any way they don’t personally care about, and territorial enough to get angry when an article like this suggests that maybe playing games doesn’t make anyone extra special.
Holy shit these are incredibly believable organisms and completely procedurally generated along with many, many others.
ngl the mild outrage over Caliborn making yaois I’m seeing on my dash feels a little strange to me considering none of it thusfar has been from people who actually write m/m that I know of. I keep my dash pretty slim though (95 blogs and I still have to go 20 pages back every day to catch up) so who knows what I’m missing.
The joke isn’t that Caliborn writes yaois, gosh! The joke is that Caliborn is a BAD WOMAN-HATING FAN, who will do anything and everything possible to cut half of the entire cast out of the picture. :|
He’s not intended to lampoon All Fans…he’s lampooning, along various axes, the specific sort of fan who feels the need to either include girl characters as shrill cardboard cutouts, if they include them at all, or solely as “impediments” when some male characters need some character development or something to overcome in getting together. (Since he’s Caliborn, he does this by killing them outright, but the dismissive, contemptuous spirit is the same.) It’s not that he’s coming up with m/m, and that’s funny, full stop, it’s that he’s bringing all his weird baggage to the table with it!
He’s picked up “the yaois” the same way he’s picked up all his nasty PUA/MRA terminology, which we get a glimpse of at the end of things. He’s engaging in fannish pursuits, but in the spirit of destroying all the girls he resents and elevating the guys he’s attracted to AT THEIR EXPENSE.
That’s what’s funny! That he’s come to this neat, creative endeavor, and entirely poisoned it with how terrible he is. Just like all the rest of his adventures! Everything he does, however familiar or cherished or relatable as a pursuit, HE’S CALIBORN, and will ruin it in his specific, terrible way, that writes himself and his issues in massive print over whatever he comes up with.
Yeah this is absolutely my take on why it’s funny also. You know I’m fed up to my eyeballs with fic where the girls are all vapid bitches who get in the way of the boys’ tender romansu, if they even get to show up in the story at all. Hussie’s always poked fun at fans and characters both who refuse to respect girls, and I’ve always enjoyed that a lot.
Also like, I’ve been wildly exasperated with how every other fanfic on A03 has been about Dave’s sparkling red eyes and sensuously tragic manfeels for like two years now even while I myself have written fic where Dave was an actual literal sexy vampire. I do not mind a bit of teasing about what an irresistible bishie he is at all.
Ultimately I think the way Calliope and Nepeta and Rose and Roxy all write and draw and cosplay and ship and celebrate fandom creativity really balances out Caliborn’s meanspirited garbage, when it comes to the issue of Hussie teasing his fanbase. Like with the issue of Kankri’s condescendingly toxic social justice vs Porrim’s forthright respect and compassion, Hussie’s ultimately taking a swing at humorless, unkind jackasses, and not the areas of activity they operate in.
Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all of these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales.
Women, traumatize others. You are a dragon. You are a wolf. You are a bump in the night. You are the last thing they see in the darkness. You are all of these things and more, you are the heart of their fucking nightmares.
Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke