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20. Midwest. Ravenclaw. I like Harry Potter, Doctor Who and its spin-offs, Supernatural, Sherlock, Avatar: The Last Airbender/The Legend of Korra, Glee, The Hunger Games, Teen Wolf, Broadchurch, and Once Upon a Time. My blog doesn't have a specific theme. I blog about all the fandoms above and whatever strikes my fancy. Enjoy! Please note that this is not a spoiler-free blog.

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agradable:

liberal-focus:

cartelgathering:

mylittlerewolution:

Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.

And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:

“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”

To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.

The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.

Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?

Perfect

Didn’t they start making plastic bottles so that they degrade faster?  So then what?  You have a home with huge holes in it?  That suddenly doesn’t work.

Maybe you can just pop a new bottle in when the old one starts disintegrating? 

Probably not, but it’s nice that people are trying to find ways to use all of our waste instead of dumping it into the ocean.

I haven’t heard about those new bottles, but the regular ones take centuries to decompose, so I’m guessing the new ones would still give you generations of use.

(Source: spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com)

bythepainiseeinothers:

thesoftghetto:

racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!

I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.

There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.

Are you for real? Jesus…

sociology 101

cosplaytutorial:

racebentdisney:

amaninyc:

lyrique86:

Let me tell you a story.  Once at a party, I had all the little girls sitting around me and I was asking them about their favorite parts of all the princess movies.  The birthday girl was sitting next to me, and tells me, “Princess, your skin is the same color as mine.”  I smile and agree, and try to move the game along, but she interrupts and says, “Your skin is brown and you’re a princess.  It’s the same color as mine, but you’re a princess.”

“Well, if my skin is brown and your skin is brown, and I’m a princess, then you must be a princess too.” I tell her.  And then I spent the next 10 minutes assuring all the black girls at the party that yes, they have lovely skin and yes, they can be princesses with me.

This happens at most of the parties I go to.  I have had my arm stroked, my hair patted, my skin color commented on more times than I can remember. I am not simply hired out to entertain a bunch of cute little girls dressed in poofy skirts who want to play with a big girl in a poofier skirt.  I am hired out because I am an affirmation. For these little black girls (and boys!  I’ve dazzled a few of them too) Princess Tiana is proof that for once, they can be special BECAUSE of the color of their skin, not IN SPITE OF.

Adding some of her pictures for emphasis.

We’ve featured pictures of this lovely Tiana before, but I wanted to add this post to the blog as well :)

That’s just magical and awesome! :) 

I’m sure kids seeing cosplayers get similar inspiration. That there are princesses and warriors and everything inbetween of all different ages and races out there, and that one day they can be one too. 

(via gurgleroot)

he4vyrain:

lianachan:

beaconsoftomorrow:

bilbos-buttons:

The last thing I’m going to post/reblog about this issue.

If only more people on tumblr actually believed this. Some of them do, but they don’t act like it.

\m/

this is important 

This is why people were still pissed at Steven Moffat when he responded to accusations that he was sexist by saying that he’s sexist against men and women are better in general. He didn’t get it. One of the major points of feminism is that you don’t have to earn your rights by being better according to someone’s standards.

he4vyrain:

lianachan:

beaconsoftomorrow:

bilbos-buttons:

The last thing I’m going to post/reblog about this issue.

If only more people on tumblr actually believed this. Some of them do, but they don’t act like it.

\m/

this is important 

This is why people were still pissed at Steven Moffat when he responded to accusations that he was sexist by saying that he’s sexist against men and women are better in general. He didn’t get it. One of the major points of feminism is that you don’t have to earn your rights by being better according to someone’s standards.

(via thisishowyouwhistledixie)

staff:

Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

But this still means that the little lock icon (HTTPS) we all trusted to keep our passwords, personal emails, and credit cards safe, was actually making all that private information accessible to anyone who knew about the exploit.

This might be a good day to call in sick and take some time to change your passwords everywhere—especially your high-security services like email, file storage, and banking, which may have been compromised by this bug.

You’ll be hearing more in the news over the coming days. Take care.

oh-wikipedia:

championisjustatitle:

ozwinozwald:

inkerdoodle:

When you’re writing aND YOU CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORD

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http://chir.ag/projects/tip-of-my-tongue/

you’re welcome

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*reblogs for later reference*

(Source: fenfeiikou, via devoncarrots)

genderphobia:

i am in love with this

(Source: laxlivelove, via sherlockpoodles)

cognitivedissonance:

natalie-ann:

asmilinggoddess:

thefuuuucomics:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.
that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.
I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!
Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.



#gonna need obamacare to afford treatment for that burn jackass

what the fuck is wrong with Americans who aren’t on board with free healthcare. I’m Canadian and I don’t care that I pay extra taxes so a little boy in Alberta can have open heart surgery, or an elderly man in Nova Scotia can get the heart medication he desperately needs. It’s called taking care of your people. I’m glad I pay so that people can have a good quality of life. It’s called being a decent fucking human being.

This ↑

It blows my mind that people who are against government-run healthcare can’t see how we all benefit from living in a society in which people don’t go bankrupt because of healthcare costs. Guess what? You’ll end up paying for it either way. Better to do it before their lives are ruined and they have to depend on your tax dollars for EVERYTHING.

cognitivedissonance:

natalie-ann:

asmilinggoddess:

thefuuuucomics:

cognitivedissonance:

darthmobius:

cognitivedissonance:

I have bronchitis. Thanks to the ACA, I was able to get medicine for $0. #ThanksObama

LIES.

that came from taxes I paid.

Well, let my know how much I owe you and I’ll drop a few pennies in the mail. War comes from taxes you paid, and I personally dislike the amount I pay going for that… Maybe we should check “yes” or “no” on our 1040 forms this year for allocation of tax dollars.

I’m sorry you think I’m lying, but I’m not. I qualified for the Medicaid expansion under the ACA, which is partially funded through taxpayer revenue. I don’t think the IRS mailed you a letter saying, “Nah nah nah nah naaaaaaah! This year’s tax dollars went to pay for medicine for poor people mwahahaha!” Who knows? Maybe YOUR portion of tax dollars went to a Hellfire missile that took out a village in Afghanistan. Ooh, how exciting for you!

Comfort yourself with that thought as I use my inhaler, which I would not have been able to afford without the ACA.

what the fuck is wrong with Americans who aren’t on board with free healthcare. I’m Canadian and I don’t care that I pay extra taxes so a little boy in Alberta can have open heart surgery, or an elderly man in Nova Scotia can get the heart medication he desperately needs. It’s called taking care of your people. I’m glad I pay so that people can have a good quality of life. It’s called being a decent fucking human being.

This ↑

It blows my mind that people who are against government-run healthcare can’t see how we all benefit from living in a society in which people don’t go bankrupt because of healthcare costs. Guess what? You’ll end up paying for it either way. Better to do it before their lives are ruined and they have to depend on your tax dollars for EVERYTHING.

(via cas-is-an-angel-you-assbutt)

thisisandunie:

badwolflaurel:

pandafreakforlife:

I hate when the media makes The Hunger Games look like a battle for love. Get your bullshit fantasies away. This is about murder, over powered government, and a girl trying to change the way things are. News flash not every girls fantasy is to find true love.

the irony here is that our media is doing exactly what the Capitol did in the books; downplaying the murder, focusing on the bullshit love story

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(via feminist-space)

fishingboatproceeds:

lauriehalseanderson:

Full details about the #Speak4RAINN15 campaign.
Please help rape survivors speak up and heal! Giving $15 will change a life.

If you’re able, I hope you’ll join me in supporting Laurie Halse Anderson’s made-of-awesome #Speak4RAINN15 campaign. Make a donation to RAINN, the U.S.’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, and you can get signed posters/books/etc.
It’s hard to believe that Speak is now fifteen years old. It remains a hugely important book to me both professionally and personally, and this is a great chance to say thanks while also supporting RAINN’s vital work.

fishingboatproceeds:

lauriehalseanderson:

Full details about the #Speak4RAINN15 campaign.

Please help rape survivors speak up and heal! Giving $15 will change a life.

If you’re able, I hope you’ll join me in supporting Laurie Halse Anderson’s made-of-awesome #Speak4RAINN15 campaign. Make a donation to RAINN, the U.S.’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, and you can get signed posters/books/etc.

It’s hard to believe that Speak is now fifteen years old. It remains a hugely important book to me both professionally and personally, and this is a great chance to say thanks while also supporting RAINN’s vital work.

castielcampbell:

castielcampbell:

edgarallanfuck:

highfunctioninghunters:

beautifultwistedsimplicity:

Hey guys. I never thought I’d be doing this but it’s gotten to the point where I’m so desperate for help, and I have seen people raise money on tumblr before. I’m so sorry to subject you to this but it would mean the world to me if you could just read my story.
In the above picture, as you may recognise, is me, with my beautiful sister Skye. This picture was taken last year on a cruise with our grandparents. It was one of the happiest times, just Skye and I with no parents.
When I was 9 my parents divorced. My sister and I lived with my mum and the years that we lived with her we spent fearing for our lives. She had a severe drug addiction and a boyfriend who would abuse us in a number of ways. She was never sober enough to stop it even if it happened before her eyes. She would deny it happened or assure us that he was a nice guy, even after he pushed her down the stairs. She also lives in an area that has been broken into many times and is known for fights, I was once chased down the street by two boys threatening to rape me, and a man who had been stabbed burst through our door in the middle of the night covered in blood and asking for help.  To escape all this, my sister and I moved in with our dad, but things are no better. He is out every night with women and coms home drunk and abusive. He manipulates and humiliates us for our “failures” including not stacking the dishes and not matching the peg colours on the washing. He screams that he hates me because I’m just like my Mum. He has OCD and anger management issues. Furthermore he is stealing money from my sister and I and using it to buy alcohol and cigarettes instead of food. We don’t have enough to eat and when we ask for food he will call us greedy and fat. He is so good at manipulation that nobody we have told, including our grandparents (his parents), believes that this is happening. I am now 18 and can legally move out, however in order to take my sister with me I will need emergency housing that caters for young women and students in need. I have never lived away from home before and do not know of the costs, not to mention the bills and furniture I will need to buy. My sister is 16 and I will need to put her through school while supporting myself at university. I have two options, move out and take my sister to a safe and caring environment, or stay and let her suffer even more abuse. Frankly, I’m terrified. I don’t even know if I’m doing the right thing. All I know is that I want to get away and I have nowhere else to go, and I want to become my sister’s legal guardian and give her a better life. But we need help. Even a few dollars or an old appliance or piece of furniture that you no longer need. Every little thing helps. If you can’t donate, even just knowing there are people out there who support me will help a great deal.
Also reblogging and spreading the word will help greatly, but I ask that you please do not share on facebook as I cannot risk my dad seeing it. This is for the safety of my sister and I.
Here is my GoFundMe link, and once again I’m so sorry.

this girl is top A+ check out her story

Signal boost

It’s not much honey, but i’m send you something

HEY IDIOTS SHE SAID NOT TO SHARE IT ON FUCKING FACE BOOK!! SO STOP SHARING IT ON FACE BOOK!!

castielcampbell:

castielcampbell:

edgarallanfuck:

highfunctioninghunters:

beautifultwistedsimplicity:

Hey guys. I never thought I’d be doing this but it’s gotten to the point where I’m so desperate for help, and I have seen people raise money on tumblr before. I’m so sorry to subject you to this but it would mean the world to me if you could just read my story.

In the above picture, as you may recognise, is me, with my beautiful sister Skye. This picture was taken last year on a cruise with our grandparents. It was one of the happiest times, just Skye and I with no parents.

When I was 9 my parents divorced. My sister and I lived with my mum and the years that we lived with her we spent fearing for our lives. She had a severe drug addiction and a boyfriend who would abuse us in a number of ways. She was never sober enough to stop it even if it happened before her eyes. She would deny it happened or assure us that he was a nice guy, even after he pushed her down the stairs. She also lives in an area that has been broken into many times and is known for fights, I was once chased down the street by two boys threatening to rape me, and a man who had been stabbed burst through our door in the middle of the night covered in blood and asking for help. 

To escape all this, my sister and I moved in with our dad, but things are no better. He is out every night with women and coms home drunk and abusive. He manipulates and humiliates us for our “failures” including not stacking the dishes and not matching the peg colours on the washing. He screams that he hates me because I’m just like my Mum. He has OCD and anger management issues. Furthermore he is stealing money from my sister and I and using it to buy alcohol and cigarettes instead of food. We don’t have enough to eat and when we ask for food he will call us greedy and fat. He is so good at manipulation that nobody we have told, including our grandparents (his parents), believes that this is happening.

I am now 18 and can legally move out, however in order to take my sister with me I will need emergency housing that caters for young women and students in need. I have never lived away from home before and do not know of the costs, not to mention the bills and furniture I will need to buy. My sister is 16 and I will need to put her through school while supporting myself at university. I have two options, move out and take my sister to a safe and caring environment, or stay and let her suffer even more abuse. Frankly, I’m terrified. I don’t even know if I’m doing the right thing. All I know is that I want to get away and I have nowhere else to go, and I want to become my sister’s legal guardian and give her a better life.
But we need help. Even a few dollars or an old appliance or piece of furniture that you no longer need. Every little thing helps. If you can’t donate, even just knowing there are people out there who support me will help a great deal.

Also reblogging and spreading the word will help greatly, but I ask that you please do not share on facebook as I cannot risk my dad seeing it. This is for the safety of my sister and I.

Here is my GoFundMe link, and once again I’m so sorry.

this girl is top A+ check out her story

Signal boost

It’s not much honey, but i’m send you something

HEY IDIOTS SHE SAID NOT TO SHARE IT ON FUCKING FACE BOOK!! SO STOP SHARING IT ON FACE BOOK!!

kedahl:

fishingboatproceeds:

Earlier today I received an email from a high school English teacher in Strasburg, Colorado who plans to teach an elective Young Adult literature course. A group of parents created a petition to “cleanse” the book list, claiming that the majority of the books on the curriculum, “are profane, pornographic, violent, criminal, crass, crude, vile, and will result in the irreparable erosion of my students’ moral character.”

Paper Towns and Looking for Alaska have been targeted in particular, and the press attended the most recent school board meeting. The motion has been tabled for the next meeting at 7:00 pm on April 9th at Strasburg High School: 56729 e. Colorado Ave, Strasburg, CO 80136.

Please join me in emailing letters of support of the teacher at Strasburg who has heroically stood by her curriculum and stood alone at School Board meetings defending the books. It’s important to keep your letter as civil as possible, even if this kind of thing turns you into a giant squid of anger.

Letters should be addressed "To the School Board" and emailed to StrasburgYALiteratureCourse@gmail.com. It would also be a great help to attend the next School Board meeting if you live in the area.

I am extremely grateful to those who have come out in support of my books on the various occasions they have been challenged, who understand that I am not out to corrupt teenagers, and who further understand the importance of reading books critically and thoughtfully as a whole, rather than focusing on individual scenes ripped from their context. Thanks for supporting my books, and thanks for being awesome.

Full proposed curriculum below the jump.

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Those opposing obviously having never read the books on which they’re placing their stamps of disapproval, they should be ashamed of themselves.

No kidding. This is an amazing list!

dayzies-s:

tan-fit-healthy:

letsdeadlyfart:

bluedreamsx:

slaveoftheflesh:

xsorrowxlightx:

trumpetnista:

rarely-pure-never-simple:

thecornercoffeeshoppe:

hickshannary:

small-and-misunderstood:

Saw this somewhere else and felt the need to post it cause no one else ever really tells you this stuff

My mom never really noticed. She noticed when she was breast feeding my little brother and blood started coming out instead of milk. 

My mom said she felt and saw a little lump in the shower. She was lucky enough she found it at stage 2

My mom had a mammogram. The radiologist thought the spots were just regular calcium deposits. 
Turns out it was triple negative breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nods. Mastectomy, radiation and chemo saved her life.
This could SAVE a life.
dont be embarrassed to reblog, this post could be life saving

Signal BOOST and pass it on. I had a breast cancer scare before (luckily it was just scar tissue…) and information like this kept me calm and collected at the doc’s. 

As a cancer patient myself, who found my own cancer through a supposed LARPing injury last year, i know how scary it is and how important it is to catch it early. Please spread this around!

listen to ur boobs

its all in the boobs

hoW MANY TIMES AM I GOING TO REBLOG THIS ! SORRY FOLLOWERS , #sorrynotsorry 

Always reblog! 

REBLOG,THIS COULD SAVE SOMEBODY!!! DONT BE EMBARRASSED!!!
B

dayzies-s:

tan-fit-healthy:

letsdeadlyfart:

bluedreamsx:

slaveoftheflesh:

xsorrowxlightx:

trumpetnista:

rarely-pure-never-simple:

thecornercoffeeshoppe:

hickshannary:

small-and-misunderstood:

Saw this somewhere else and felt the need to post it cause no one else ever really tells you this stuff

My mom never really noticed. She noticed when she was breast feeding my little brother and blood started coming out instead of milk. 

My mom said she felt and saw a little lump in the shower. She was lucky enough she found it at stage 2

My mom had a mammogram. The radiologist thought the spots were just regular calcium deposits. 

Turns out it was triple negative breast cancer that had spread to her lymph nods. Mastectomy, radiation and chemo saved her life.

This could SAVE a life.

dont be embarrassed to reblog, this post could be life saving

Signal BOOST and pass it on. I had a breast cancer scare before (luckily it was just scar tissue…) and information like this kept me calm and collected at the doc’s.

As a cancer patient myself, who found my own cancer through a supposed LARPing injury last year, i know how scary it is and how important it is to catch it early. Please spread this around!

listen to ur boobs

its all in the boobs

hoW MANY TIMES AM I GOING TO REBLOG THIS ! SORRY FOLLOWERS , #sorrynotsorry

Always reblog! 

REBLOG,THIS COULD SAVE SOMEBODY!!! DONT BE EMBARRASSED!!!

B

(via tardisintheparty)

This is my very dear friend Victoria, (aka dawnrorasdiary and sliverofice-inhisheart) who lives in Argentina. Her abusive father kicked our out, and she has no job and nowhere to stay.

PLEASE SPREAD THIS POST LIKE WILDFIRE, AND DONATE WHATEVER YOU CAN

Please, she’s such a beautiful and talented person, and she doesn’t deserve any of the shit she’s gotten. Please, please, please help. 

(Source: guardian-of-a-timelord, via majesticmattsmith)

musicalchaos07:

angryseawitch:

lightsharpnesssong:

dont-be-a-pichu:

femmeboyant:

still upset that the films never acknowledge that Peeta loses a limb in the first arena and goes through the Quarter Quell with a prosthetic leg

or that Katniss has suffered permanent hearing loss in one of her ears and now requires a hearing aid

or, you know, the Avoxes

because, you know, why show disabled people doing things

When you could have a love triangle instead?

(via popstarsuperhero)