Posted 23 hours ago / 1,265 notes #mass effect / Via: aggiepunbot

aggiepunbot:

rowancousland:

unexplained-events:

Dial-up sound (700% slower)

This actually sounds really creepy….

The Reapers have been spying on us all along…

Posted 23 hours ago / 37,237 notes #omfg #star trek / Via: goldenheartedrose

cinquespotted:

jingletribble:

jingletribble:

i’m bored while doing my latin homework i am this close to translating the opening monologue to star trek into classical latin someone stop me quick

caelum. finito terminalis. is cursus est de commissi navistella. sui legatio quintus-annus - munduses ignotus novus exploro. lux nova et cultus novus sequor. cedo audacius quatenus homonis aput iit.

I have a serious problem.

(Source: chharliedayarchive)

Posted 23 hours ago / 282,288 notes #lolwat #babby / Via: releasetheqwacken

seifukucat:

sir could you just calm down for a second

seifukucat:

sir could you just calm down for a second

(Source: appil)

Posted 23 hours ago / 2,169 notes #tom hiddleston #DORK / Via: hiddleston-lover

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Posted 1 day ago / 135,278 notes #lolwat / Via: mutualweirdcalledlove

femme-and-furious:

pelicanchild:

naked fruit

i feel like i wasn’t supposed to see this

femme-and-furious:

pelicanchild:

naked fruit

i feel like i wasn’t supposed to see this

(Source: errrthangvibskov)

Posted 1 day ago / 31,155 notes #skyrim #LMAO / Via: nemo-beatrice
So last night I got drunk and played Skyrim

karlosmadera:

I’m still torn on whether this is the greatest thing I’ve ever done or the stupidest. 

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achievement-hunter:

miggylol:

pumpkin spice candles soon

pumpkin lattes soon

pumpkin everything

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Posted 1 day ago / 170,495 notes #OH MY GOD #babby / Via: apothecary-initiate

apothecary-initiate:

OH HONEY

apothecary-initiate:

OH HONEY

apothecary-initiate:

polllyanna:

"derp/herp derp" is ableist stop fucking using it, it is a term that originated with making fun of kids with down syndrome and being like "ha ha derp face:-P" and it has been used against disabled people for so long after that, please stop using it, get mad at people that do use it, please

Okay, I’m Autistic so I’m insufferably pedantic. I have issues with this.

1) “derp/herp derp” is ableist stop fucking using it, 2) it is a term that originated with making fun of kids with down syndrome and being like “ha ha derp face:-P” 3) and it has been used against disabled people for so long after that, please stop using it, get mad at people that do use it, please

1) No it isn’t, not on its own (compare to the r-slur)
2) NO NO NO NO NO the word originated as the surname of a teacher on South Park who was famous for his unfunny attempts at physical comedy; the teacher was not Disabled nor was he treated as such by the characters; the name originated because the creators thought “derp” was a good onomatopoeia for “I made an embarrassing mistake” (there’s also an urban legend that they got that noise from a scene in a pornographic movie when a performer realizes a sex toy was used by an older woman), completely irrelevant to disability; the “derp face” memes are ableist as FUCK but the word was not created to mock Down syndrome
3) I don’t understand where you’re getting such a heinous use of “derp” against Disabled people (aside from the aforementioned ableist memes, and utterances of “derp” with similar intonation to “durr” or “duh” that are intended to mock ID/DD people); it has never been used by the medical community to deny us ID/DD people rights like the r-slur, d*mb, or id*ot. It does not have that kind of power. I have been hearing that “derp” is ableist for months but have (despite actively searching) never seen anything to demonstrate anything beyond it having some ableist uses. Saying “derp face” to describe a Down syndrome person’s face, or the face of an animal perceived to resemble the face of an ID/DD person? Ableist as fuck. Saying “derp!” when you accidentally trip? Not ableist because you’re using the word as its original meaning: “I’m clumsy and that was embarrassing, not because I’m disabled, but because I’m accident-prone”.

Please do your research and do not spread misinformation. Should we stop saying “derp” in any context? Probably, because of how omnipresent the ableist memes are and how it’s gotten away from its origin; there are plenty of other funny ways to say “whoops, I’m clumsy”. But it is not ableist in and of itself, and the origin was not to mock Disabled people. We don’t have to make shit up in order to get people to have a fuller understanding of ableism, and we lose credibility when this kind of mistake is exposed.

Thank you. This bugs the fuck out of me too.

The word derp itself was NOT originally ableist, though people have said it in ableist ways. Even though I don’t care for the term and agree that it shouldn’t be used, spreading misinformation like this pisses me off.

(Source: autisticlucas)

Complicit Narratives

k-pagination:

Complicit Narratives

 tw: child abuse, ableism, abuse against autistic people, murder mention

“Coping with adult children’s autism, parents may face ‘least bad’ decisions,” an article for the Washington Post is headlined. It offers “reflections” on the case where two autistic twins were locked in a dank, barren basement. The headline says it all. “Least bad decisions” while locking kids in basements.

This justification - the justification to the abuse and neglect of autistic people - cannot occur any more. There cannot be anymore cries of things heard in the article:

"But it’s possible that, in their minds, this was the least bad way to deal with this,” Bucknam says.

And this, and the Washington Post’s article, just cement that, as Ari Ne’eman of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network writes, “there is no crime so depraved that the autism parent community will not defend it, if… committed by a parent against an autistic child.”

But they are still wrong, if they consider that the “least bad way.” What would be the worst choice? Murder? So locking them in a basement seems okay by comparison? The answer is still no, it is not okay.

We’re human. A lack of services does not translate to abuse or murder for thousands of other families who have people in those families with disability, significant or otherwise. I will not deny the inadequate services across the country, but as Julia Bascom (also of ASAN and the Loud Hands Project) writes, “don’t hold those conversations, those desperately needed conversations, in connection to crimes like these. When you do that, you hold us hostage. When you do that, you say “give us more funding—or the kid gets it!”

The time for those discussions is somewhere else, sometime else when we – the disabled – haven’t just been abused or murdered. The topic at hand is not more services, but on the fact that we are human and that alone should dignify respect and human rights. The topic at hand is that this cannot happen anymore. I know I will write more posts like this, because it will happen again, regardless of my and thousands of others’ insistence that it cannot. These types of statistics, where people with disabilities become crime numbers, need to hit zero, and we will not rest in our fight to get to that number.

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The Washington Post is doing people with disabilities a disservice – more than that, it is complicit in constructing a narrative that allows our abuse and murder. Write to them Here to tell them that these narratives are not okay. And for anyone reading – as Julia Bascom wrote in the same post, “Please don’t inadvertently help build a narrative where hurting someone with a significant disability is ever, ever “understandable.”

I personally believe that “progressive” isn’t *what* you ship, it’s *how* you ship it.

saathi1013:

- it’s how you treat those who ship other pairings (or ot3+s) - kindness and thoughtfulness towards your fellow fan is more progressive than ship bashing, anon hate, or other forms of abuse
- it’s how you treat female characters and characters of color while pursuing your ship, even if you think they’re “in the way” of your OTP
- it’s how you treat the existence of bi/pansexuality, asexuality, aromanticism (we fucking count)
- it’s how you treat canonically queer characters
- it’s how you treat trans people/characters/headcanons
- it’s how you depict marginalized perspectives/narratives (falling back on harmful tropes can replicate harm)
- it’s how you treat actual queer people in fandom (if they say something might be problematic, maybe be more thoughtful about it in the future?)
- it’s about how you treat marginalized people/characters/perspectives aside from those listed above (like those with/about mental &/or physical disabilities, etc)
- it’s about who (characters, actors, media producers) you choose to “defend” - against whom or what? - and whose bad behavior you choose to excuse or overlook
- there are probably more bullet points, but this is all I can think of off the top of my head

I think it’s about how you ship, not what you ship.

(Ymmv tho.)

(Source: pegagamer)

Posted 1 day ago / 28,260 notes #lolwat #batman #superman / Via: claracorn

goramu:

when someone with a canon url uses a different character as iconimage

Posted 1 day ago / 19,922 notes #this is pretty cool #queen elizabeth ii / Via: digg

digg:

Watch the Queen of England age through bank notes.

digg:

Watch the Queen of England age through bank notes.

(Source: dollllllface)


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