26 8 / 2014

kellysue:

larime:

I have to admit, I’m frustrated. Sales on the book continue to drop and there doesn’t seem to be much I can do to stop it. I’ve tried everything I can.

I got a big-name voice actor to do my trailer.

I got national news coverage.

I switched…

26 8 / 2014

jetpackexhaust:

Anyone who thinks women are ruining gaming is ruining gaming.

25 8 / 2014

Anonymous said: The third oldest question in the universe: who are you? And the 516th oldest question in the universe: favorite superhero(ine)?

I wonder what the first two oldest questions are…?

Who I am is a human lady named Jean. I’m 26 and I live in the California Bay Area. I consume vast amounts of all media and I’m into progressive politics. I’m a full-time student at the moment, but that should be done in a few months. I’m studying to be a preschool teacher and an early interventionist. I’m passionate about education, and my goal is to promote accessible, equitable, and inclusive education for all children. I do have work experience in this field, and I’m stoked to get back into it. Before falling in love with early childhood education, I wanted to be a writer. Lately I’ve been trying to psych myself up to get back into it, but I have a habit of discouraging myself, so it’s been hard. I’m obsessed with food and my favorite video game series are SMT: Persona, Pokémon, and Silent Hill.

Your second question is a lot harder! I think I’d have to say Kate Bishop. I love her attitude, her skill, and the way she handles her relationships. I also really identify with her story and her personality. Love that girl. But she’s not technically a superhero because she doesn’t have powers, so… in case that’s your definition… all the X-ladies. I’ve been obsessed with them since I was 7. I tried to choose a particular one for less than ten seconds before realizing I couldn’t.

25 8 / 2014

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If you google ‘Eric Garner’ I guarantee you that almost every article by major media outlets will list some or all of the following: Garner’s height, weight, his (alleged) past criminal history, and that the police supposedly thought he was “illegally” selling cigarettes. And all this information will be in the first few paragraphs.

Here’s what most corporate news outlets won’t make so readily available (you may have to dig for it): precisely how many officers ganged up on Garner, their complete police histories, any crimes they may have committed in their personal lives, and not even the names of all the involved officers are listed. And you may or may not have read that Garner clearly said he couldn’t breathe at least six times, and that multiple witnesses said Garner had just arrived on scene and broken up an altercation.

The media is hardly objective and they begin covering for the police and victimizing the victim very early on. These lopsided “facts” and seemingly minor omissions is only the beginning. Wait until it goes to court. Then you won’t believe how much news outlets, the police and defense attorneys will demonize Mr. Garner.

Unless you’re Black. Then this is an all too familiar pattern.

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From Emmett Till to Rodney King to The Central Park Five to Oscar Grant to Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell to Trayvon Martin to Renisha McBride to Jonathan Ferrell to Jordan Davis to Eric Garner and so very many others…even though we’re always unarmed, there is never a shortage of disproportionately White juries eager to conclude that the act of merely existing while Black is always sufficient justification for inflicting brutality, imprisonment or murder onto any unfamiliar Black bodies

Seems like it’s always the same old song and dance whenever Black people seek justice from the system made to imprison us: Criminalizing BlacknessWhite people may commit crimes, but Black people are always viewed as criminals.

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And now Mike Brown’s character is being smeared by the media as well. Please don’t buy into it.

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25 8 / 2014

21 8 / 2014

socialjusticekoolaid:

What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

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21 8 / 2014

My brave boy taking a stand against the dreaded dustbuster!

21 8 / 2014

shutupimscrolling:

welcome to tumblr

shutupimscrolling:

welcome to tumblr

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19 8 / 2014

theorlandojones:

This is a very serious disease* so I gladly accept the “bucket challenge”

*My heart goes out to all those who struggle with ALS but I am, of course, talking about the disease of apathy.  If (and hopefully when) Michael Brown’s killer is brought to justice and convicted of 1st degree murder, it still won’t prevent this from happening again. We cannot accept this as the status quo. We MUST continue the fight at the ballot box, in the media and by working to create systemic change. I’m not naive to the dirty politics (redistricting, voter ID requirements, etc) that will try to prevent us from our goal. But I refuse to give up hope. My “bullet bucket challenge” is not about pointing fingers and it’s not about being angry. Every shell casing in that bucket represents the life of someone who fought and died in the goal for civil rights and human dignity. As a member of law enforcement (yes I really am a reserve sheriff) I will not stand idly by while others violate civil and human rights under the cover of authority and I will insist that other good cops rise to the same standard as well. As a black man I will demand more from myself and my community. I will not allow outsiders to co-opt our struggle in order to commit violence in our name. I’m channeling my outrage into action so I no longer feel powerless. It’s not about black or white. It’s not about rich or poor. It’s about us vs. them. There are more of us — from all races, genders and identities — then there will ever be of them. And we will be victorious”

"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality"

Join me.

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17 8 / 2014

basketc8se:

tbh a lot of jokes on tumblr that start out funny get rly annoying after a while but none pizza with left beef hasn’t gotten any less funny in like two years and I’m not sure why

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