“Abortion is the only event that modern liberals think too violent and obscene to portray on TV. This is not because they are squeamish or prudish. It is because if people knew what Abortion really looked like, it would destroy their pretence that it is a civilized answer to the problem of what to do about unwanted babies.”—
Peter Hitchens (via tenthousandcubans)
“I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.”—
Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.
You know, funny story: There’s this craft store called Michaels. Look, my sister knits, and she goes to Michaels. So my sister called me and she’s like, “Oh my god, I’m at Michaels, picking up yarn. You have a poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “What?” She’s like, “There’s a poster, there’s a Falcon poster at Michaels.” I’m like, “Holy s**t!” She’s like, “I’m gonna come and pick you up, and we’re gonna see your poster in this store.” So she picks me up and we go to Michaels.
We go in, and I see the poster and I’m like, “Oh, this is….” She’s like, “I know, I know.” I said, “I’m gonna sign these posters.” I was like, “That would be amazing, you buy a poster and it’s like, actually signed by the Falcon.” Like, it would blow my mind. So I go to the front, I buy a Sharpie, I run back to the back of the store. And she’s like, “I’m gonna take a picture of you signing it.”
I’m in this store and I’m signing all the posters. The manager comes out, he’s like, “Hey, whatcha doing?” I was like, “Oh man, I’m signing these posters so when people buy ‘em, they’re signed.” He’s like, “Well, people are not gonna buy ‘em if they’re signed.” And I was like, “No, no, no, it’s cool. I’m pretty sure there won’t be a problem.” And he goes, “Yeah, but it is gonna be a problem, you’re messin’ up my inventory.” And I’m like, “No, my man, trust me. I mean, I’m the Falcon, that’s me!” And he goes, “Yeah, right. You’re gonna buy those posters.” I said, “What?” He’s like, “You’re gonna buy all those posters or I’m gonna call the police.”
He rolls up all the posters and goes to the front of the store. And I had to buy like 60 Falcon posters that I signed in Michaels.” — Anthony Mackie getting in trouble for signing his posters at a Micheals (x)
"There are too many people, including professionals, who think it’s okay to condescend, harass, berate, etc. women in comics simply because they’ve espoused a belief that revolves around women being treated more as equals. I want women and girls to be seen as an equally promising demographic for comics as males; I want major companies with an easy opportunity to reach out to women to not feature art that is disgusting and objectifying; I want women to be hired as much as men to create comics; I want to not know so many people who have been violated in an industry I still love despite it all."
"You need to help lower the price of women doing business in comics and in comics fandom to only the hard work. Not the hard work plus ducking threats online and off of violence, dodging groping, inappropriate advances, joking at the expense of the fat girl, the not “hot” girl, picking up and carrying around the short girl, creepshotting the cosplayer, stalking the professional.
"You know, sexism. Violence. Attacks intended to create doubt and fear."
"People should be allowed to express a dissenting opinion on the internet without being threatened with rape; people should be allowed to have consensual sex without being labeled a whore; people should be allowed to wear whatever they want without being groped or demeaned; people should be allowed to express themselves in ways that do not conform to narrow, antiquated definitions of ‘gender’ without being disrespected or physically attacked. And come on, people. This is obvious stuff."
"This is not women’s problem. This is MEN’S PROBLEM. I know most internet trolls are teenaged boys who don’t know any better, but this is MAN’S THING. This is something you men need to figure out and condemn and deal with. There should be MAN RULES about it, like how you’re not supposed to go into the urinal next to another guy, that kind of thing. Belittling, embarrassing, threatening and shaming women should not be some kind of masculine rite of passage. It should be the opposite of being a real man."
"The problem we’re discussing in our industry is symptomatic of a larger issue. Specifically, we are living in a world that perpetuates and upholds the sub-human treatment of women. And that discrimination — the patriarchal idea that women are not fully human, that we are objects, commodities, property — trickles down and down, into every facet of our lives."
"You may say, ‘I’ve never seen someone make a rape threat online,’ but can you say the same about a rape joke, or a man telling a women she’s being ‘too emotional’ or ‘she needs to get laid?’ My guess is no. And guess what? That’s where it starts. Making someones’ gender an attack point.
"You see it. You know you do. Next time, say something."
#DONT FUCKING TOUCH ME #THE FANTAB FOUR IS GONE #ALLISON IS GONE #AN LYDIA WILL WAKE UP SCREAMING AND CRYING BECAUSE SHE COULDNT SAVE HER #SHE KNEW FOR HOURS THAT ALLISON WAS GOING TO DIE BUT THOUGHT SHE COULD KEEP HER AWAY #SHE THOUGHT SHE COULD SAVE HER #AND NOW HER BEST FRIEND IS DEAD #AND SHE NEVER GOT TO SAY GOODBYE #AND STILES #HE ASKED FOR THEM NOT TO LET ANYONE ELSE GET HURT BECAUSE OF HIM #AND THEN THE NOGISTUNE HAS THE DEMONS KILL ALLISON #HE WILL NEVER STOP FEEING LIKE IT WAS HIS FAULT #AND SCOTT #HIS FIRST LOVE #HIS VERY FIRST LOVE WHO HE DIDNT REALLY THINK WAS OVER #SHES GONE #HE DIDN’T GET TO SEE HOW IT WOULD PLAY OUT #HE DIDNT GET TO SEE IF THEYD END UP TOGETHER #BUT NOW IT DOESNT MATTER #BECAUSE SHE IS GONE #AND SHE DIED IN HIS ARMS #AND THAT WILL SCAR HIM FOREVER #DONT TOUCH ME (via - lydiamartiyn)
Hot Topic is known amongst artist groups as one of the worst offenders of art theft in U.S. retailers. I know artists are important to What Pumpkin, and I’d imagine multiple cases of art theft would be a very big deal. The most well-known of the cases were stolen fan art from independent artists, which is the same demographic the Design Contest was aimed to. I’m an artist myself and I wouldn’t want to support a store that steals from my peers.
The people running Hot Topic have zero respect to artists and to copyright law. They’ve been ripping-off independent artists’ storefronts, and continue do so. The whole company really should have been shut down long ago.
If you support artists, independent, fan artist, or any kind, you should oppose Hot Topic and MSPA’s association with them!
Tell What Pumpkin to kick Hot Topic out of the Design contest RIGHT NOW.
We have so little time left to stop this please tell them that it is completely unacceptable to do any sort of business with petty art thieves.
Even if you don’t know what to say, or if you think it would compromise the contestants; It won’t. Just please voice your thoughts in anyway you can put them. Don’t let Hot Topic get a dime out of Homestuck.
And I might note that it’s worth keeping an eye out to make sure your own work in’t taken advantage of.
ok so imma come out and say this real short and quick
if u like the way someone writes tell them or if you like the way someone looks, talks, tell. them. b.c i can assure you no matter what number of followers they have they will always be astounded that someone actually likes something they do and its nice to get a little appreciation once in a while.
EXCEPT THIS ISNT JUST A FUNNY HAHA SILLY HEADLINE GUYS
this is really important and is a really great program that teaches skills to inmates and allows them to basically receive group therapy while they are simultaneously learning a craft
IT IS ALSO REALLY RADICAL BECAUSE IT BREAKS NOT ONLY THE STEREOTYPE THAT INMATES ARE INCAPABLE OF BEING DECENT HUMAN BEINGS WHO CAN TALK OUT THEIR ISSUES AND HEAL AND BE FUNCTIONING MEMBERS OF SOCIETY BUT IT ALSO SHOWS THAT TRADITIONALLY GENDERED HOBBIES LIKE KNITTING ARENT JUST “FOR WOMEN” AND ARE ENJOYABLE FOR EVERYONE.
here is an from the above article
They started by knitting comfort dolls, which they gave to children removed from their homes because of domestic issues. Then they moved on to hats for kids at the inner-city elementary school many of the prisoners attended, Zwerling says. “If you look at them, they’re covered with tattoos, they’re rough looking, and many of the young guys don’t have all their teeth,” she says. “But it doesn’t feel rough. They’re very respectful and grateful and very happy to knit.”
THEY KNIT COMFORT ITEMS FOR ABUSED KIDS. THEY KNIT HATS FOR INNER-CITY CHILDREN.
this is a good program and i really hope that people actually look into it rather than just posting the headline and a silly image attached ok
original article - x
40 Days of Saints: St Philip Neri
Patron Saint of: Rome, Mandaluyong, US Special Forces, Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, laughter, humor, joy
Who is he? Born 1515, he was the son of a middle class family. When the family wasn’t doing very well financially, St. Philip was sent to live with a rich relative.
When he was 18, he had a conversion experience and decided to devote his time to God. He devoted all his free time to praying, especially after he got distracted all the time in Philosophy.
He eventually was ordained as a priest, and then proceeded to spend all his time trying to reach those that most people wrote off. He worked in the hospitals of the “Incurables”, he spent his nights talking to prostitutes, and he made sure to have a good frame of mind about everything.
He also liked to DO things. Worry about people sinning during Carnival? Let’s take them on a 12 miles hike to a shrine and back! Priest likes to preach on Hell? Why don’t we start talking about Church history instead. And he made sure to keep a sense of humor about his job and himself.
He eventually established the Oratory, which was a kind of central hub for these activities.It had some issues with the surrounding populace, but the idea eventually spread.
He died in 1595
Prayers? Let me get through today, and I shall not fear tomorrow.