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Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!

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  • Question: I suspect you might be getting a lot of asks about this, but fckh8 has just posted some ostensibly pro-pan and pro-ace material on their tumblr. They just reek of damage control. (Interestingly enough, in the ace post the founder admits "Back in August I made an uneducated comment about asexuality not existing." Funny, I thought that was some out-of-line admin who was since fired.) - miniplane
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    stopfckh8:

    posting for the backtracking on the fabled “fired admin”

    Let’s not overlook the fact that the post in question [here] backtracking on this was FROM THE FOUNDER, with language indicating that it was HIM who had posted the garbage about ace people [here].

    Their FOUNDER called asexuality an “emo fad” and slung even more crap at the ace/aro community. 

    Nevermind that it doesn’t matter if you fought for letters in an acronym when you’ve actively disrespected the groups that B and T represent. Nevermind that letters in an acronym don’t mean acceptance by those groups already included (do I need to dig up sources on how much hate bisexual folks get from LG people?) 

    I am so fucking disappointed that a group I once respected has turned out to be such trash. 

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sir-afropunk:

I’m not gonna let y’all sleep on this

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onlinecounsellingcollege:

It is often possible to manage anxiety by actively replacing irrational thoughts with more balanced and reasonable thoughts like the following:

1. I’m going to be OK. Sometimes my feelings are irrational and false. I’m just going to relax and take things easy. Everything is going to be fine.
2. Anxiety may feel bad but it isn’t dangerous. There’s nothing wrong with me. Everything is going to be OK.
3. Feelings come and feelings go. Right now I feel bad but I know this is only temporary. I’ve done it before so I can do it again.
4. This image in my head isn’t reasonable or rational. I need to change my thinking and focus my attention on something that’s healthier, and generally helps me to feel good about myself. For example _____________.
5. I’ve managed to interrupt and change these thoughts before – so I know I can do it again. The more I practise this, the easier it will become. Anxiety is a habit – and it’s a habit that I can break!
6. So what if I anxious. It’s not the end of the world. It’s not going to kill me. I just need to take a few deep breaths and keep going.
7. Just take the next step. Just do the next thing.
8. Even if I have to put up with a period of anxiety, I’ll be glad that I did, and persevered, and succeeded.
9. I can feel anxious and still do a good job. The more I focus on the task at hand, the more my anxiety will ease, then disappear.
10. Anxiety doesn’t have a hold on me. It’s something I’m working on, and changing over time.

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hyaenahart:

Okay so the aro ace spectrum really is a goddamned spectrum and it’s expanding every day it seems like.  Individuals are coming up with new terms to define certain ace or aro attractions and it’s really cool in my opinion!  Like, in contrast to other orientations that define WHO one is attracted to, ace and aro orientations define HOW someone is attracted to (an)other individual(s).

So me personally, I like to deal with things in lists for organisation.  This is why I did the pronoun lists a while back! So I’m doing something similar for all aromantic and asexual identities I know of right now.  I know many people are uncomfortable with automatically group aro and ace orientations together  but they do overlap a lot seeing as they both describe how someone is attracted to others with the difference being sexually vs. romantically.  So hopefully this isn’t a big issue, otherwise I’ll change it up and make two separate posts.

ASEXUALITY SPECTRUM

Asexual: Experiencing no sexual attraction

Demisexual: Experiencing sexual attraction only after a close bond has been formed

Grey-asexual: Experiencing sexual attraction rarely or infrequently

Akoisexual: Experiencing sexual attraction but having the feelings fade after the feelings are reciprocated.  Akoisexual can also be further defined as not caring if the feelings of sexual attraction are reciprocated or not

Reciprosexual: Experiencing sexual attraction only after realising someone is sexually attracted to you

Kalossexual:  Desiring a sexual relationship but never feeling sexual attraction towards anyone.

Requiessexual: limited or no sexual attraction/interest/activity due to some form of emotional exhaustion. Emotional exhaustion may be the result of previous sexual endeavors and past experiences dealing with sexuality, or from something else just as emotionally draining.

AROMANTIC SPECTRUM

Aromantic: Experiencing no romantic attraction

Demiromantic: Experiencing romantic attraction only after a close bond has been formed

Grey-aromantic: Experiencing romantic attraction infrequently

Akoiromantic: Experiencing romantic attraction but having the feelings fade after the feelings are reciprocated. Akoiromantic can also be further defined as not caring if the feelings of romantic attraction are reciprocated or not

Quoiromantic: An attraction to (an)other individual where romantic or platonic attraction is indistinguishable

Reciproromantic: Experiencing romantic attraction only after realising someone is romantic attracted to you

Kalosromantic: desiring a romantic relationship but never feeling romantic attraction towards anyone.

Platoniromantic:  Attraction where an individual feels no distinction between romantic and platonic attraction

Requiesromantic: limited or no romantic attraction/interest/activity due to some form of emotional exhaustion. Emotional exhaustion may be the result of previous romantic endeavors and past experiences dealing with romance, or from something else just as emotionally draining.

NOTES AND CREDIT

-Akoisexual/romantic are better known as lithsexual/romantic.  The two words gained a new prefix proposed by tumblr user cisphobeofficial because the lith- prefix (meaning stone) was found to be appropriative of lesbian culture

-Quoiromantic is also known as wtfromantic but was given a new prefix by tumblr user epocryphal who is a French-Canadian individual and opens it up for usage by everyone who finds it applies to them

-Reciprosexual/romantic were coined by tumblr user knuxouge

-Kalossexual/romantic were coined by tumblr user acelyssie

-Platoniromantic was coined by tumblr user novusnova

-Requissexual/romantic were coined by tumblr user gay4dragons

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truebluemeandyou:

DIY Spell and Potion Book Tutorial from Better After. This is a really good tutorial using plastic toys, a glue gun, cardstock, paper towels etc… This DIY is based on a tutorial by SEEING THINGS - my favorite Halloween Blog that had great printables and tutorials and is now DEAD & GONE. This is why if I see a printable I like, I don’t wait until later to download it.

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glitterdustcyclops:

no but people who don’t like pacific rim because it wasn’t logical or scientifically accurate like

yes

we know

we don’t care

it is an homage to that genre. the original godzilla was a dude clearly in a rubber suit stomping cardboard tokyo and we were supposed to just accept that. pacific rim is a movie where a government council sat around like “what are we gonna do about these giant aliens coming from the ocean?”

"let’s build equally giant robots to punch them in the face"

"yes perfect" and like, that was of course the logical response because it’s friggin cool

mako didn’t use the sword because she had to wait until the perfect cinematic moment to do so

this movie is a love letter to painfully dumb action movies, but it is also one of the smartest movies i’ve ever seen. it’s just telling a story in a different way. instead of having audience vehicle main character explain everything to us, the movie shows you a world and asks you to accept its premise, and then lets you discover the story yourself.

this movie glorifies platonic love and familial bonds, this movie is about how we as people are stronger together, that it’s not one lone hero guy who can save the world, but the unity of all of us. it’s about the sheer unmitigated gall of humanity- “fuck this noise, we’re canceling the apocalypse!” it’s about the stupid dumb loud optimism that looks at the world and wants it to better, demands it be better, and does so with fists of steel.

it’s bombast and noise and i love it to bits so shut up and sit down and let me enjoy my giant robots punching giant monsters in the face okay?

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zwischendenstuehlen:

Well then, let me show you, because that’s what I do for a living.

Right now, it’s this time of the year, and the little ones have just freshly hatched:

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You’ll notice they’re still blind and naked when they hatch. So I make them little coats to keep them warm during their first winter:

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See how they happily line up to put them on:

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See? Better. Now they’re ready to go and explore the world.

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And if they make it through the winter and we take good care of them, they will grow up to be strong and wise like their older fellows:

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So, in case you were ever wondering, now you know.

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Being a sounding board for folks is pretty damn fun when it’s creative stuff. It’s very rewarding because you get to learn about someone else’s process and cool stuff about their current project and they get insights and stuff from questions asked and just being able to talk/write out some stuff to someone and they get all excited and happy and sometimes relieved. Love it. 

Also, it’s time I started writing again, and properly this time. I have lots of ideas and fragments jotted down but haven’t put the effort in to start things rolling. Kinda tired of that now honestly and I also need something to do with my time, so it makes sense. Bedtime for now though.

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sometimes tumblr’s US-centric social justice makes me so fucking frustrated. Right now sweden’s third biggest party are literally neo-nazis and our elections couldn’t even get onto trending tags today, goddamit.

Okay, so the post is gaining notes and people are confused, so to explain what the hell is going on: 

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Swedish elections held were on last Sunday, 14th September. We’ve had a right-leaning government the past eight years and after this there will be a change of power. The new party, Socialdemocrats (S) gained a total of 31% percent. The old party, Moderaterna (M) gained 21%. 

Sverigedemokraterna (SD) gained a total of 12.9%. Their policy is racist, Islamophobic, anti-immigration, anti-refugee, anti-diversity, anti-LGBT+, and anti-feminist. Basically, they tick every box on the douchebag lottery.

If you’re here to argue that they’re ~not actually~ Nazis: 1) Fuck you. 2) Fuck the horse the you rode in on. 3) I hope you get stepped on by a moose, you ignorant asswipe. 

  1.  they literally started as neo nazis. They have used a Neo-Nazi movement as campaign slogans,
  2. party members have assaulted immigrants with iron pipes (tw for racialised violence),
  3. worn Nazi symbols 
  4. supported and helped build Neo-Nazi group SvP.

There’s probably more, but I don’t have links on hand. 

They’ve been having rallies and demonstrations all over Sweden, and people have shown up just to turn their back on them and protest (this post explains it better). 

In the 2010 elections, SD were pretty much considered no better than neo-Nazis and only got 5.7% votes - it put them in 6th place and was just enough to get them into parliament. In the elections before that, they got about 2.9%. In the past four years, they’ve grown exponentially in Sweden.

They’ve also run extremely extensive PR campaigns, appealing to the youth, kicking out members “exposed” of being racist, (note: these members often end up in SvP) and picking up buzzwords from the Socialdemocrats’ ideology. 

29% of votes they gained this year were from swing voters who previously voted M,  and the biggest gain have been in the south, in small towns and the countryside:

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This is not something that’s just going on in Sweden. Europe has seen an influx of extreme-right parties over the last decade or so, often thinly disguised as a party that puts ‘traditional values’ and ‘national interest’ first.

In Greece and Hungary they’ve already been in power. In Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Finland France and UK, extreme-right-wing parties have been voted into the EU. 

Because here’s the thing: we’ve forgotten what it looks like. We’ve gotten to the point where we’ve turned Nazism into a cartoonish lampoon of goose-stepping, uniforms and moral lessons that “we’ll never be like them~”, ignoring the fact nationalism is not as cut-and-dry two ends of an extreme but exists on a scale.

People have been apologising for SD’s actions for a while now because they’re not considered “extremist enough” to be neo-Nazis, because they don’t share the same beliefs, because they’ve “publicly denounced” SvP. 

But the same people still get hurt. Still SD has the institutional and systematic power and privilege to oppress, degrade and humiliate people of colour, which they already have done. Stop making excuses for them. Stop making leeways for right-wing-extremists because that is how they gain tract. 

Please spread this. 

Important to note that they are part of the rising antisemitic right-wing that’s gaining traction in Europe as well, since that was somehow left out of this post. 

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dontneedfeminism:

I made an article inspired by dontneedfeminism. I hope you enjoy it.

Everyone go read this article.

Do it.

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