Rule 2: Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then make 11 new ones.
Rule 3: Tag 11 people and link them to your post.
Rule 4: Let them know you have tagged them.
Who is your favourite director? (movies, TV, plays, etc.) The only directors whose names I can reliably remember off the top of my head are Hayao Miyazaki and Joss Whedon so I’m gonna go with them.
What is your favourite children’s book? Corduroy!
As a child, what was the thing you hated to eat most? Broccoli maybe?
Do you still hate it? No, I talked myself into liking it when I was eleven or so.
Who is your favourite protagonist? Oh, that’s a tough one! Most of my favourite characters are sidekicks and/or villains, so no one came to mind immediately. Lee Kang To from Bridal Mask actually fits my favourite character profile to a T and I liked him pretty well once I stopped hating him, so maybe him?
What is your favourite story? (book, movie, show, etc.) Can’t choose.
What fandom do you laugh at most often? Homestucks? Definitely Homestucks. I hear a lot of bad things about them (I mean us) but all of the Homestucks I know are just kind of hilarious and/or intelligent. Some of the best fanfic I’ve ever read is for Homestuck! Also some of the funniest.
What villain do you think is best written/played? Like … ever? Uhhhh … I tend to really like Yoo Seung Ho’s villains. I pick Harry Borrison! He’s got that really cool veneer covering a lot of rage thing going. Also he’s a manipulative little creep and I love it.
What book do you just want to throw across the room? Rainsong by Phyllis A. Whitney, which I just finished reading yestreday (over a year ago), and The Winter People, by the same. Her books are usually okay (well, two out of four so far) but they’re pretty formulaic, which is beginning to be irritating, and in Rainsong she so carefully made character A super suspicious that it was rather too obvious that character B was the one who done it. Then in The Winter People everyone acted as if they had mental blindfolds on,and the heroine was annoying. Also, there were more interesting exchanges between her and a teenaged boy than there were between her and the actual love interest (said boy’s father). Although at least the father didn’t try to kill her. So.
Where do you like to go to be alone? There isn’t anywhere in particular. With this many people in the house if I wanted to be actually alone I would have to rent a cabin in the woods somewhere.
When did you join tumblr? I don’t actually remember but I got a third-birthday email from Tumblr recently so it must have been three years.
This must be the most beautiful DIY tutorial I have ever seen. And it so happens to be in style of this weekend. Found on Ulicam, a very nice blog by Ulrika Kestere, photographer and illustrator. For the whole tutorial and lot’s of inspiration, click here.
Arizona State University’s Barrett the Honors College has been home to professors who sexually harass and sexually abuse students for 15 years; the administration knows and has not only failed to protect students, but has also actively discouraged students from reporting these crimes by denying the existence of rape culture, recommending students recant their reports, and even retaliating against students who pursue justice.
This cannot be allowed to happen. Private and internal investigations have clearly failed, so the public must hold ASU and Barrett accountable for their unacceptable actions. Reblog on tumblr and spread bit.ly/fireasupredators on all your social media.
For more information, read the petition description and visit Sun Devils Against Sexual Assault’s wordpress
Parents are now the primary mode of transportation for teenagers, who are far less likely to walk to school or take the bus than any previous generation. And because most parents work, teens’ mobility and ability to get together casually with friends has been severely limited. Even sneaking out is futile, because there’s nowhere to go. Curfew, trespassing and loitering laws have restricted teens’ presence in public spaces. And even if one teen has been allowed out independently and has the means to do something fun, it’s unlikely her friends will be able to join her.
Given the array of restrictions teens face, it’s not surprising that they have embraced technology with such enthusiasm. The need to hang out, socialize, gossip and flirt hasn’t diminished, even if kids’ ability to get together has….
The irony of our increasing cultural desire to protect kids is that our efforts may be harming them. In an effort to limit the dangers they encounter, we’re not allowing them to develop skills to navigate risk. In our attempts to protect them from harmful people, we’re not allowing them to learn to understand, let alone negotiate, public life. It is not possible to produce an informed citizenry if we do not first let people engage in public.
Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Snape but it was Quirrel Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Draco but it was Ginny Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was was Sirius but it was Wormtail Harry Potter and the Year he thought it was Karkaroff but it was Moody/Crouch Jr Harry Potter and the Year everyone knew it was that B*tch Umbridge Harry Potter and the year it actually did turn out to be Snape Harry Potter and the Year it turned out to be Harry all along.
the box-full-of-stuff next to Canna’s bed was making this really alarming crinkley noise every minute or so, so I went and got her and made her sit down next to it and listen and OF COURSE there’s no more noises. I bet it’s doing this to spite me.
PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY! I don’t know a lot of folks on tumblr & I am in desperate need of donations and support. Anything helps, $$$, thoughts, words, and reblogs!
TW: Abuse, Alcohol,
My name is Suzi Bell, I’m 26 yrs old, passionate about music, art of any kind, and keeping things fun… I was born with Cerebral Palsy and have spent my life reliant on the help and care of my family and friends. I have a walker and a wheelchair (for longer distances or painful days) but my walker is my heart. Her name is Petunia, she’s lime green and zebra print, and without her I would crawl. My condition could definitely be worse, but it’s hard to walk any distance (especially on different terrains), carry things, climb steps, make food, blah blah blah.
I recently discovered that my mother has been lying to me and stole and coerced over $100,000 left to me by my dad and grandmother. This is on top of stealing my car a week after my house burned down, signing my disability benefits to herself, filing for ownership of my graphic design company, and if not physically hurting me, constantly telling me how no one could ever put up with helping me and I’ll never succeed in life. I disagree, but it’s hard to stay positive while only hearing how worthless you are, and having every financial gain I could use to begin a new and self sufficient life taken from me one way or another.
To top it all off my current living situation took a drastic turn for the worse and I will be homeless in 6 days due to an alcoholic housemate who after convincing me to move in, has finally admitted that we are being evicted due to him being VERY behind on rent.
After finding this out I started searching for other living situations and in the process I found out about an apartment complex for folks living with disabilities. I scored an interview and was accepted (!!!) But without a steady income to handle this situation so suddenly.. I might miss the opportunity if I cannot come up with funds to move by next week.
I set up a gofundme as a last ditch attempt to pull myself out of this situation collapsing around me. I know that I am capable of being completely independent. I have finally reached the point where I am asking for help. Please donate if you can. Any help is infinitely appreciated whether it be $$$, a reblog, or just a word of support. I know I’m not alone in this world.. I know I can make it.. I just hope I can prove it.
SIGNAL BOOST: I grew up with this person. Theyre super rad and I’m shocked that all this has been happening to them. Please help if you can.
if you’re ever trying to get to know a person on a date or whatever, find out when they like to get to the airport. i guarantee it speaks volumes about them. some people know they have a flight at eleven and go, “should i go get breakfast beforehand? i have my boarding pass on my phone, right?” others are like, “i have a car coming to get me at 4:30. i don’t know how long it’ll take to check in and walk down two hallways, better give myself six hours. what? dinner the night before? i can’t. i’m in a whole other mindset right now. i have two hard copies of my boarding pass, i emailed it to myself, i have it on my phone, it’s also tattooed to my chest.”
“In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.”—The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)