Sep. 25th, 2014

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“Vimes maintained three trays: In, Out, and Shake It All About; the last one was where he put everything he was too busy, angry, tired, or bewildered to do anything about.”
- footnote in Thud!, by Terry Pratchett, 2005. (via mzminola)
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“You summoned the kraken?” Irving said.!fic, site:archiveofourown, fandom:sleepyhollow, rating:teenandupaudiences, ~author:recrudescence, genre:gen

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[image description: Brittany S. Pierce from Glee looking kickass in a performance, with the colors of the Bisexual Flag on the side.]

This is Bisexual Awareness Week (though tbh, I’d prefer a Bisexual Celebration Week), and today we’re talking about bisexuality in media.  so i’m celebrating Brittany S. Pierce.

Brittany is my favorite Glee character, but it’s not because she’s bi.  Brittany is my fav because she is so many things.

she’s bisexual, and ambitious, and disabled, and hot as hell (i mean look at this pic) and sarcastic, and scared, and loving.  and she loves cats.  Brittany is so many things; she’s a person.  that is why i love Brittany.

bisexual characters in media are really rare, and we need bisexual characters of all types.  this includes characters who are bisexual but have developmental disability and get words mixed up so they don’t describe their sexuality “correctly”.  this includes characters who others have been biphobic towards.  this includes characters who date disabled boys and dance with girl-extras at prom.  this includes characters who spend “an entire year belaboring the nuances of my fluid teen sexuality, and getting caught up in Lord Tubbington’s ponzi schemes.  then for a while, I stopped talking.”

Brittany is really important to me.  because she’s bisexual, because she’s human, because when i turn on the TV and hear her say “I am also a unicorn, maybe a bicorn” i feel like the world has opened up to a new world of possibilities.

so, happy Bisexuality Week to Brittany S. Pierce.  any other feels on this subject are in my brittany is a bicorn tag.

(considering how the spur of the moment Glee post i made for Pride went over: don’t reblog this if you just want to tell me how wrong i am, or how Brittany isn’t actually bi, or isn’t actually disabled, or how Glee and its writers are biphobic, or etc.  this is a post for me, a bisexual person, to celebrate a bisexual character who is really important to me.  if you want to talk shit, do it elsewhere.  otherwise it’s bullying, and i will not accept it.  by the power vested in me as president, you are all fired.)

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blackfemalejesus:

socialjusticekoolaid:

HAPPENING NOW (9.24.14): The situation in Ferguson is escalating quickly. Protests continue, following this morning’s burning of a Mike Brown memorial, and another frustrating Ferguson City Council meeting.Looks like the same “antagonize over de-escalate” tactics are back online. Prayers to all those out in the street of Ferguson right now fighting for their right to exist. #staywoke #farfromover (PT I, PT II, PT III)  

Bringing back the dogs, choppers, charging the crowd, attempting to bottleneck protesters into an area, AND live shots possible fired into the crowd… what the ever-living fuck is Ferguson PD trying to do?! We’re a month and a half into this saga, and they still don’t know how to de-escalate a situation. Pray y’all. That might be all we got right now.

oh my god

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circuitbird:

footstepsinthefrost:

Why is the blame for romanticizing mental illness lodged at teenage girls documenting/trying to cope with their struggles with mental illness and not grown men who make movies about how medication is evil and schizophrenia is magic powers.

I’m just gonna reblog this every time I see it.

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Sarah writes John letters.!fic, site:archiveofourown, fandom:terminator:thesarahconnorchronicles, rating:teenandupaudiences, ~author:such_heights, genre:gen, trope:epistolary!fic, post-canon

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“His username is Patroclus. His password is also Patroclus.”
- Odysseus, on Achilles, Book 7 (via incorrectiliad)
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blacksentai:

White dudes have this thing where they believe your best friend in the world can have opposing political ideas. You’re supposed to be able to have healthy debate and disagreeing shouldn’t harm your friendship.
That’s gross and stupid. Its really easy to say that when all your disagreements are theoretical. Its easy to say when none of the laws passed actually effect your life. Fighting with your best friend about corporate regulations, school charters, educational funding, abortion, health care, voting restrictions, drug laws, taxes and all sorts of stuff is cool and lively because none of it is going to actually leave you in a bad spot.
Its different for the rest of us. I can’t be friends with you if you think I shouldn’t be allowed to vote. We can’t be friends if you think my friends shouldn’t have the ability to designate whatever gender they want and have that be legally recognized. We can’t be friends if you think I don’t deserve health care. Or if you think native children should be ripped away from their cultures and people. We can’t be friends if you think closing down health care clinics in an attempt to end safe legal abortions is a good thing.
All these theoretical political ideas and lively debates effect real people, and I won’t be friends with someone who disagrees with me on them. Because disagreement means you don’t see me or a whole bunch of my friends and family as human beings worthy of rights and respect.

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wildbeardedbrownmanontheinternet:

harrytrumanthehuman:

#the funniest thing about this is that there are 535 people in congress

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Glad You Came - Violin cover by Bryson Andres 

I have a thing for violins…… 

i almost instantly had an eargasm

and i’m not even wearing headphones right now

i want this on my ipod

i want this to play everywhere

i want this to blast from my speakers 

i want my neighbors to scream at me for playing it so damn loud

just

i want this

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quick poll for all the writers in the bar: when you’re writing from a close
third or first person POV, do you find yourself sort of talking yourself
into feeling the emotions and sensations you’re trying to describe?

if not, how do you do it?

is this a thing people do? or am i just strange? i kind of think of it as
‘method writing’ and i’ve certainly found it useful but it’s also kind of
emotionally exhausting at times and really awkward to do when writing
around people, like covertly at work, for example.

so. thing. discuss?

hashtag help me obi wan tumblr you’re my only hope
hashtag writing is hard
hashtag mkp doesn’t write fic

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It’s actually really easy to be good at arguments and debates, especially if you’re in an rp setting and can make shit up. :D Here are some personal tips from me on how to construct an argument. Remember the PEA! Point, evidence, analysis. Before constructing any argument, try to know what your point is. Try to write a topic sentence, as concise as possible, like “The Avengers will kick the X-Men ass in a battle located in New York City”. Evidence! Try to have at least three pieces of evidence possible in order to back up your point, and always analyze this evidence afterwards. “Because The Avengers have Captain America” Evidence! “Who really has a nice ass and no one can beat his ass cause he has the best one, duh!” Analysis! “Because Wolverine will totally help the Avengers. As seen in graphic novel blah blah blah, Wolverine’s loyalty lies with the Avengers and not with the X-Men.” That’s basically how I would do it in any sort of essay writing slash pseudo debate scenario. 

Here are some links to help you with constructing arguments:

Constructing a Logical Argument

5 Ways to Win a Debate

The Best Way to Win an argument

Quick tips to winning debates

Debate tips and tricks

Top 10 tips on winning an argument

How to win Arguments

How to win every argument

How to win an argument

Depending on how you want to play your character, there are a lot of ways to be persuasive. Your character can be more intellectual, coming up with good points to persuade someone to do good. Or, your character can be cunning and achieve it through subtle psychological hints and body language. For example, if you’re drinking with someone, every time that person laugh, by taking a drink you can make them associate the happy and free feeling of being drunk with you. So they naturally listen to you more. Obviously, that’s really sneaky, so it’s up to your character traits on whether that would be included. All persuasive characters have one thing in common and that’s confidence. So as the writer, you have to be confident in what your character’s motivations are. Be sure that you know why your character is persuading someone to do as such. Is it because they always want to be right? Or, is it because they are more manipulative?

Here are some links to help:

Manipulation character tips

The 21 principles of persuasion

How to be persuasive

Principles of persuasion

How to speak with persuasively

How to be persuasive and not get persuaded

And for playing someone more clever than you are, google helps. Really. I’m currently playing an electrical engineer and I have no idea how to even begin. But it’s always about the research. When a specific topic comes up like, building a tiny robot camera, I google how to build a robot camera. It’s legitimately all I do for every character. When I roleplay Hawkeye, I think I had thirty tabs open at one point telling me how to shoot an arrow and how to calculate wind direction affecting said arrow. So you know, bullshit a little bit, and google a little bit. Throw really long words at your roleplayer and it’s all good. 

Here are some links:

Kgillsrpc’ writing a witty character

writing-questions-answered’s how to write a smart character

Forum: how to create a smart character when you yourself aren’t smart

How to write characters that are smarter than you are

Hope that helps!

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OKAY THAT’S ENOUGH, SELF.

STOP TROLLING FOR REACTION GIFS.

THERE IS SUCH A THING AS TOO MANY REACTION GIFS, OKAY, AND YOU ARE
APPROACHING THAT LIMIT.

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Guys, you don’t understand.
It’s the Piano Guys.
DOING “LET IT GO”
AND VIVALDI’S “WINTER”AT THE SAME TIME

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you know, one of the biggest problems i have every time i go see a doctor
about something is that nobody understands what i mean when i describe the
physical sensation of my symptoms

and i don’t know how to fix it. which is really frustrating.

this complaint brought to you by the office of ‘well shit i guess googling
face doesn’t feel real isn’t going to work’ and the society of words i just
made up.
.
hashtag mkp whines a lot

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msmeiriona:

HEY FOLLOWERS:

HAVE YOU EATEN RECENTLY?

ARE YOU HYDRATED?

IS THERE MEDICATION YOU NEED TO TAKE?

HAVE YOU LAUGHED TODAY?

FRIENDLY REMINDER BECAUSE I KNOW I NEED THEM EVERY SO OFTEN.

ALSO HERE HAVE A KITTEN:

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Jack’s own list would be smaller, he thinks. Guys from the street. Atlas. It’s not a bad start. — The Four Horsemen, during and after the events of the movie.!fic, site:archiveofourown, fandom:nowyouseeme, rating:teenandupaudiences, ~author:jonesandashes, genre:gen, genre:episode-tag/missing-scene, genre:character-study, character:jack.wilder

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klaine-is-endgame:

#this is what an otp looks like

#This is what MY otp looks like

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clinttbarton:

lvegotadarkalley:

i love fall colors and fall drinks and fall activities and fall weather and fall clothes but most of all i love fall out boy

#thnks fr th pmpkn spc ltte

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