March222014
March92014
rumpenstiltzkin:

Character belongs to and commissioned by Mandi.
Going to be open for commissions all month out, heres a link for more info  :)

I am slowly commissioning this wonderful person to create all the characters i have in my head. She’s fantastic to work with, and just look at how that braid turned out!

rumpenstiltzkin:

Character belongs to and commissioned by Mandi.

Going to be open for commissions all month out, heres a link for more info  :)

I am slowly commissioning this wonderful person to create all the characters i have in my head. She’s fantastic to work with, and just look at how that braid turned out!

February122014

tagged by empresstheodoras! These are cool questions, Kylie :)

1. what would your words of advice be if you could talk to yourself right before you entered high school?

My younger self had issues with trying too hard, so I would have told her to not take history if she didn’t like it, and to not worry about staying in stressful advanced classes just to be with her friends. I enjoyed a lot of those classes, but I can think of a few where my time could have been better spent.

2. what’s your favorite type of weather?

I have an exact answer for this. My favorite weather is when it’s freezing cold outside, but super sunny right after a rain storm.

3. how do you make your favorite meal?

This may not be my favorite meal, but it’s my go-to meal when I don’t have a lot of time and I want something tasty. I take some spiral noodles, a can of tuna, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and Italian seasoning. Mix it all together and you’ve got a healthy and refreshing meal that’s super quick to make!

4. who was the biggest inspiration to you at the hardest time in your life?

The hardest time in my life was during college, where I had some issues with a bad relationship. My younger sister was a big part of how I got through it. We never got along when we were kids, mainly because my sister struggled heavily with her sexuality and gender and took it out on the rest of us. Our extended family always belittled her, and she dropped out of high school because the bullying was so bad. I tried to help but she didn’t want it, so we fought. By the time this guy came around, my sister had sorted herself out and was making a lot of changes in her life. She was getting her GED, making supportive friends, and got a job. I really admired how she was able to persevere though all the crap she dealt with, and we started talking. We had actual conversations, we apologized to each other, and we understood each other. Getting to know the positive person my sister had grown into really changed my mood. That guy didn’t matter so much when I had a new great friend. I like how much we talk now, and I am so happy we don’t fight anymore. She’s still a big inspiration to me because she’s been so strong. I hope I’m helping her as much as she helped me.

5. when did you realize you loved to do your current favorite thing?

An elementary school friend and I used to play imaginary games where we would insert ourselves into various fantasy worlds, like Harry Potter and Narnia. We would  imagine how the story would change if we were part of it. I wrote all these ‘adventures’ down and we would come back to it each time we hung out and add more to the story. As we got older, my friend took it in the direction of tabletop RPGs, but I turned it into an avid love for writing. Now I write my own stories using my own characters, and I try to write at least once a day. 

6. which hobby do you wish you could learn?

I’ve always wanted to learn knitting or crocheting. I know how to do needlework, and I can sew on a button if it falls off, but knitting seems like a lot of fun!

7. who’s your favorite fictional lady?

Currently, Leslie Knope tops my list for best-written female character on TV. She is so positive and enthusiastic and she isn’t afraid to feel what she feels! I relate to her a lot and I draw inspiration from the fact that, even though it took her a while to accomplish her dreams she fought for what she wanted and keeps fighting for it. I also have much love for Nymphadora Tonks because she was a young lady with a kick-ass job and it really stuck with me that she could change her face but kept it how she liked it. Daine from the Tamora Pierce gets an honorable mention because she could talk to animals and that was super cool!

8. talk about your mom

My mom is a nematologist, and she works with a lot of cool scientist ladies! All her coworkers say she is the most genuine person they have ever met, as she says what she thinks and doesn’t let a lot of things bother her. “Don’t worry, be happy” is her life motto. She was one of the founders and volunteers for the Girl’s Science Club at my elementary school, and I was so bummed when they paired me with some other mom (it was a rule that you couldn’t work with your own mom)! Sewing is a four letter word to her and I had to learn a lot of feminine things like how to shave and what make up to use by myself. She taught me not to get too hung up on female beauty, and she turned 46 five years in a row because she didn’t want to be 50. Currently, she runs my dad’s business (he claims it’s his business but really he just works for mom) while maintaining her full time job. She doesn’t get along with her sisters due to childhood drama and she regrets it, so she constantly encourages me and my sisters to get along. She is such a wonderful lady, and I wish everyone could know her and love her like I do.

9. which childhood pet had the biggest impact on you?

I had a German Sheppard named Jasmine when I was three years old. She was the most mild mannered dog you could ask for and she was so attached to me that I could take her on a walk without a leash and never once worry she would run off. Even though she was the family dog, I fed her, brushed her, walked her, and taught her tricks. She taught me about love and responsibility, and she lived to be 14 years old before developing a tumor in her snout. Her loss really helped me come to terms with death, way more than all three grandparent deaths I had experienced before then.

10. where is your favorite place to just be?

This would have to be the beach. I live in the Pacific North West, so the beaches are cold, but I still love them. On a warm day I could stand for hours ankle deep in the water, letting the waves sink my feet lower and lower into the sand. If it’s cold, I like to find a piece of driftwood to sit on and stare out to the ocean. I can think very clearly when I’m at the beach. The white noise of the water and wind blocks out any of the other people, and it’s very peaceful.

February62014

janetmock:

Janet Mock returns to Piers Morgan Live. (x)

My people are everything. Thank you for supporting me tonight. I exist among giants. I love you all. 

(Source: brownbodied, via markdoesstuff)

February32014
7AM
February12014

punkasslouis:

do you ever see an opinion that’s so terrible that you actually feel bad for that person’s brain

(via scribblenauts)

10PM
dontneedfeminism:

orderedrandomness:

disneyvillainsforjustice:

dontneedfeminism:

sadpie:

animegirls4life:

abbiegoth:

Dear everybody who thinks it’s okay to make fun of people solely because they are white, straight, male, or ‘cis’…

LMAO

No seriously, this is getting ridiculous. I’m not going to compare the lives of a straight, white, male to a trans poc, because obviously it’s not the same. But saying “yo fuckers, all cis people are disgusting. You all make me sick” and laughing at anyone who responds in opposition by calling them ignorant and cursing them into the sun is just wrong. Fuck you. I’m done playing nice. I know what you’ve been through isn’t right. I’m aware that you’ve been through shit, and I think the people who treated you that way are disgusting and are hopefully a dying breed - because I am so fucking done with all this bullshit. People are people. I’m not going deny things like white privilege and the matriarchy, because these things exist, and the world isn’t a perfect little blue sphere. 
HOW FUCKING EVER
Your personal mistreatment does to justify you being able to mistreat others. Not people who don’t have any hard feelings towards you. Not people you do and continue to group with those you’d class with those undesirable members of society. Not me. 
I’m on tumblr like the rest of you, because it’s addictive, fun, and filled with cats. So fuck you. I’m done being told I’m a shit face for being straight or white. I have never fucking insulted anyone because of their race, or sexual orientation. There are people out there worthy of your hate, and you’re targeting those who are easy because we won’t retaliate. 
Know that I’m done. Not because of who you are, but because of what you’re doing. 
You’re not a social justice blogger. You’re just another online bully.

Boom.



Um, no? No boom. You’re all just proving the point that a decent amount of white, straight, male, and cis people definitely need some things explained to them, and that they are quite unwilling to listen unless they’re shouted at.

I’m not going to apologize for the fact that I don’t think this man

has any kind of privilege over this woman

Because that’s basically what the concept of “privilege” comes down to. The idea that the homeless man has privilege because he’s white and male (possibly straight/cis), while Michelle Obama has none. It’s ridiculous.

Like, it seriously isn’t about you and rarely have I seen a white person being “abused” out of the blue. I am a straight, white, and cis, and when someone calls me out, it’s because I said something problematic. I come from a privileged worldview and sometimes my thoughts aren’t considerate to that of a life I have never experienced. It’s a constant learning experience. 

9 year old boy bullied to death for being white.
Orphanage denied donations for being “too white”.
Your idea of “privilege” completely contradicts reality. You’re not going to just be handed shit on a silver platter because you’re straight, white or cis.

Those “aggressive” minorities explaining why your comment was inappropriate are minorities who have had it with bullshit from those with privilege, those who acknowledge that privilege and those who don’t. When those same minorities are complaining about white, straight, male, or cis people, they are making GENERALIZATIONS about a system of oppression and about people who are too stuck on their hurt feelings to realize the privilege they have. If you haven’t made those comments, then don’t take it personally. Don’t point out that you “aren’t like that.” They don’t mean you. When you make comments about how different you are from all the other people with privilege, THEN you can take it personally because you’ve become exactly what they were complaining about.

So I’m guessing the fact that white men have the 2nd highest completed suicide rate is just people being “stuck on their hurt feelings” then?
And people saying shit like “die cis scum” or “kill all men” are not talking about “systems of oppression”. Blogs like fuckyeahdeadcrackers are not talking about “systems of oppression”.

And your concept of privilege is largely flawed. It’s not a matter of every straight, cis, white men having so much more than every minority. It’s not that I will get everything I’ve ever wanted handed to me on a silver platter. It’s the fact that, statistically, it is more difficult for minorities to get the same opportunities as straight, cis, white men.
And if you think a “minority” can only be a gay, trans*, POC, or a woman, then you’re more wrong than I thought. Don’t exclude people with disabilities, or neuroatypical people, or the elderly, or people with weight issues.
Frankly, your example of a WOC in a position of power over a homeless man is ridiculous. Homelessness is an economic issue that largely affects minorities more than heteronormative white men. I’ll use your city of Portland, OR as an example: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/article/451470
More than half of the homelessness population is disabled, either mentally or physically. In two years, the number of homeless women increased 22% and 41% of homeless women were victims of domestic violence. POC homelessness rose by 38% in that same time. Compared with the general white population, a larger percent of the total black people in your area are homeless.
That’s just where you live.
The headlines you chose about abuse towards white people were very misleading. I’m not saying it was excusable that the boy killed himself—or unavoidable, as the school was clearly notified of the bullying—but the link you chose made it sound like he was murdered. The orphanage headline doesn’t mention that the companies not giving money were at the discretion of a South African government act designed to distribute wealth to POC. The donor companies were earning points, and probably some sort of profit, for the amount of POC they sponsored. I highly doubt their decision to withdraw funding had much to do with spiting the white children in that orphanage.
As for the suicide rates you mentioned, no, I’m not saying all those men are stuck on their hurt feelings. In fact, that point just furthers what I’m trying to say. Suicide is a very serious deal, and in many instances suicide stems from a place of exclusion and discrimination. Some of those suicides could be attributed to a trans* woman not able to handle the harassment she received on a daily basis for dressing the way she felt comfortable, or a gay man tired of dealing with the homophobic remarks of his father, or a neuroatypical man who couldn’t afford his medicine, or a veteran unable to hold a steady job because of his severe PTSD. The fact that they were white males does not mean they weren’t a minority of some sort.
The extremist, in fact, are talking about systems of oppression. Again, it’s a built up hatred, a way of coping with a lack of social power or standing. Until their comments and non-illegal actions can affect a heteronormative white man’s ability to get a job, or marry the person they love, or wear the clothes they want, they can do nothing but hurt a privileged ego.  

dontneedfeminism:

orderedrandomness:

disneyvillainsforjustice:

dontneedfeminism:

sadpie:

animegirls4life:

abbiegoth:

Dear everybody who thinks it’s okay to make fun of people solely because they are white, straight, male, or ‘cis’…

LMAO

No seriously, this is getting ridiculous. I’m not going to compare the lives of a straight, white, male to a trans poc, because obviously it’s not the same. But saying “yo fuckers, all cis people are disgusting. You all make me sick” and laughing at anyone who responds in opposition by calling them ignorant and cursing them into the sun is just wrong. Fuck you. I’m done playing nice. I know what you’ve been through isn’t right. I’m aware that you’ve been through shit, and I think the people who treated you that way are disgusting and are hopefully a dying breed - because I am so fucking done with all this bullshit. People are people. I’m not going deny things like white privilege and the matriarchy, because these things exist, and the world isn’t a perfect little blue sphere. 

HOW FUCKING EVER

Your personal mistreatment does to justify you being able to mistreat others. Not people who don’t have any hard feelings towards you. Not people you do and continue to group with those you’d class with those undesirable members of society. Not me. 

I’m on tumblr like the rest of you, because it’s addictive, fun, and filled with cats. So fuck you. I’m done being told I’m a shit face for being straight or white. I have never fucking insulted anyone because of their race, or sexual orientation. There are people out there worthy of your hate, and you’re targeting those who are easy because we won’t retaliate. 

Know that I’m done. Not because of who you are, but because of what you’re doing. 

You’re not a social justice blogger. You’re just another online bully.

Boom.

Um, no? No boom. You’re all just proving the point that a decent amount of white, straight, male, and cis people definitely need some things explained to them, and that they are quite unwilling to listen unless they’re shouted at.

I’m not going to apologize for the fact that I don’t think this man

has any kind of privilege over this woman

Because that’s basically what the concept of “privilege” comes down to. The idea that the homeless man has privilege because he’s white and male (possibly straight/cis), while Michelle Obama has none. It’s ridiculous.

Like, it seriously isn’t about you and rarely have I seen a white person being “abused” out of the blue. I am a straight, white, and cis, and when someone calls me out, it’s because I said something problematic. I come from a privileged worldview and sometimes my thoughts aren’t considerate to that of a life I have never experienced. It’s a constant learning experience. 

9 year old boy bullied to death for being white.

Orphanage denied donations for being “too white”.

Your idea of “privilege” completely contradicts reality. You’re not going to just be handed shit on a silver platter because you’re straight, white or cis.

Those “aggressive” minorities explaining why your comment was inappropriate are minorities who have had it with bullshit from those with privilege, those who acknowledge that privilege and those who don’t. When those same minorities are complaining about white, straight, male, or cis people, they are making GENERALIZATIONS about a system of oppression and about people who are too stuck on their hurt feelings to realize the privilege they have. If you haven’t made those comments, then don’t take it personally. Don’t point out that you “aren’t like that.” They don’t mean you. When you make comments about how different you are from all the other people with privilege, THEN you can take it personally because you’ve become exactly what they were complaining about.

So I’m guessing the fact that white men have the 2nd highest completed suicide rate is just people being “stuck on their hurt feelings” then?

And people saying shit like “die cis scum” or “kill all men” are not talking about “systems of oppression”. Blogs like fuckyeahdeadcrackers are not talking about “systems of oppression”.

And your concept of privilege is largely flawed. It’s not a matter of every straight, cis, white men having so much more than every minority. It’s not that I will get everything I’ve ever wanted handed to me on a silver platter. It’s the fact that, statistically, it is more difficult for minorities to get the same opportunities as straight, cis, white men.

And if you think a “minority” can only be a gay, trans*, POC, or a woman, then you’re more wrong than I thought. Don’t exclude people with disabilities, or neuroatypical people, or the elderly, or people with weight issues.

Frankly, your example of a WOC in a position of power over a homeless man is ridiculous. Homelessness is an economic issue that largely affects minorities more than heteronormative white men. I’ll use your city of Portland, OR as an example: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/article/451470

More than half of the homelessness population is disabled, either mentally or physically. In two years, the number of homeless women increased 22% and 41% of homeless women were victims of domestic violence. POC homelessness rose by 38% in that same time. Compared with the general white population, a larger percent of the total black people in your area are homeless.

That’s just where you live.

The headlines you chose about abuse towards white people were very misleading. I’m not saying it was excusable that the boy killed himself—or unavoidable, as the school was clearly notified of the bullying—but the link you chose made it sound like he was murdered. The orphanage headline doesn’t mention that the companies not giving money were at the discretion of a South African government act designed to distribute wealth to POC. The donor companies were earning points, and probably some sort of profit, for the amount of POC they sponsored. I highly doubt their decision to withdraw funding had much to do with spiting the white children in that orphanage.

As for the suicide rates you mentioned, no, I’m not saying all those men are stuck on their hurt feelings. In fact, that point just furthers what I’m trying to say. Suicide is a very serious deal, and in many instances suicide stems from a place of exclusion and discrimination. Some of those suicides could be attributed to a trans* woman not able to handle the harassment she received on a daily basis for dressing the way she felt comfortable, or a gay man tired of dealing with the homophobic remarks of his father, or a neuroatypical man who couldn’t afford his medicine, or a veteran unable to hold a steady job because of his severe PTSD. The fact that they were white males does not mean they weren’t a minority of some sort.

The extremist, in fact, are talking about systems of oppression. Again, it’s a built up hatred, a way of coping with a lack of social power or standing. Until their comments and non-illegal actions can affect a heteronormative white man’s ability to get a job, or marry the person they love, or wear the clothes they want, they can do nothing but hurt a privileged ego.  

5PM

queerabed:

an abridged list of things that jkr should actually regret about the hp series, feel free to add ur own

  • albus severus potter’s name
  • no queer representation / outing dumbledore after the series was over and expecting that to be enough
  • attempting to make snape a sympathetic character and erasing the awful things he did in the name of ‘true love’
  • ginny and mrs weasley slut shaming fleur
  • remus and tonks’ relationship and not acknowledging the questionable/gross way that they got together
  • villainizing all slytherins
  • letting s.p.e.w. and hermione’s white savior complex go unexamined
  • using white people or magical creatures as metaphors for racism and other real world issues in general
  • lyncanthropy being an allegory for hiv/aids / erasing the queer history associated w/ hiv/aids
  • enforcing the belief that the only way to have a happy ending in life is to be straight, married, and have 2.5 kids
  • the entire epilogue

(Source: lupinely, via ladyremus)

4PM
disneyvillainsforjustice:

dontneedfeminism:

sadpie:

animegirls4life:

abbiegoth:

Dear everybody who thinks it’s okay to make fun of people solely because they are white, straight, male, or ‘cis’…

LMAO

No seriously, this is getting ridiculous. I’m not going to compare the lives of a straight, white, male to a trans poc, because obviously it’s not the same. But saying “yo fuckers, all cis people are disgusting. You all make me sick” and laughing at anyone who responds in opposition by calling them ignorant and cursing them into the sun is just wrong. Fuck you. I’m done playing nice. I know what you’ve been through isn’t right. I’m aware that you’ve been through shit, and I think the people who treated you that way are disgusting and are hopefully a dying breed - because I am so fucking done with all this bullshit. People are people. I’m not going deny things like white privilege and the matriarchy, because these things exist, and the world isn’t a perfect little blue sphere. 
HOW FUCKING EVER
Your personal mistreatment does to justify you being able to mistreat others. Not people who don’t have any hard feelings towards you. Not people you do and continue to group with those you’d class with those undesirable members of society. Not me. 
I’m on tumblr like the rest of you, because it’s addictive, fun, and filled with cats. So fuck you. I’m done being told I’m a shit face for being straight or white. I have never fucking insulted anyone because of their race, or sexual orientation. There are people out there worthy of your hate, and you’re targeting those who are easy because we won’t retaliate. 
Know that I’m done. Not because of who you are, but because of what you’re doing. 
You’re not a social justice blogger. You’re just another online bully.

Boom.



Um, no? No boom. You’re all just proving the point that a decent amount of white, straight, male, and cis people definitely need some things explained to them, and that they are quite unwilling to listen unless they’re shouted at.
Like, it seriously isn’t about you and rarely have I seen a white person being “abused” out of the blue. I am a straight, white, and cis, and when someone calls me out, it’s because I said something problematic. I come from a privileged worldview and sometimes my thoughts aren’t considerate to that of a life I have never experienced. It’s a constant learning experience. 
Those “aggressive” minorities explaining why your comment was inappropriate are minorities who have had it with bullshit from those with privilege, those who acknowledge that privilege and those who don’t. When those same minorities are complaining about white, straight, male, or cis people, they are making GENERALIZATIONS about a system of oppression and about people who are too stuck on their hurt feelings to realize the privilege they have. If you haven’t made those comments, then don’t take it personally. Don’t point out that you “aren’t like that.” They don’t mean you. When you make comments about how different you are from all the other people with privilege, THEN you can take it personally because you’ve become exactly what they were complaining about.

disneyvillainsforjustice:

dontneedfeminism:

sadpie:

animegirls4life:

abbiegoth:

Dear everybody who thinks it’s okay to make fun of people solely because they are white, straight, male, or ‘cis’…

LMAO

No seriously, this is getting ridiculous. I’m not going to compare the lives of a straight, white, male to a trans poc, because obviously it’s not the same. But saying “yo fuckers, all cis people are disgusting. You all make me sick” and laughing at anyone who responds in opposition by calling them ignorant and cursing them into the sun is just wrong. Fuck you. I’m done playing nice. I know what you’ve been through isn’t right. I’m aware that you’ve been through shit, and I think the people who treated you that way are disgusting and are hopefully a dying breed - because I am so fucking done with all this bullshit. People are people. I’m not going deny things like white privilege and the matriarchy, because these things exist, and the world isn’t a perfect little blue sphere. 

HOW FUCKING EVER

Your personal mistreatment does to justify you being able to mistreat others. Not people who don’t have any hard feelings towards you. Not people you do and continue to group with those you’d class with those undesirable members of society. Not me. 

I’m on tumblr like the rest of you, because it’s addictive, fun, and filled with cats. So fuck you. I’m done being told I’m a shit face for being straight or white. I have never fucking insulted anyone because of their race, or sexual orientation. There are people out there worthy of your hate, and you’re targeting those who are easy because we won’t retaliate. 

Know that I’m done. Not because of who you are, but because of what you’re doing. 

You’re not a social justice blogger. You’re just another online bully.

Boom.

Um, no? No boom. You’re all just proving the point that a decent amount of white, straight, male, and cis people definitely need some things explained to them, and that they are quite unwilling to listen unless they’re shouted at.

Like, it seriously isn’t about you and rarely have I seen a white person being “abused” out of the blue. I am a straight, white, and cis, and when someone calls me out, it’s because I said something problematic. I come from a privileged worldview and sometimes my thoughts aren’t considerate to that of a life I have never experienced. It’s a constant learning experience. 

Those “aggressive” minorities explaining why your comment was inappropriate are minorities who have had it with bullshit from those with privilege, those who acknowledge that privilege and those who don’t. When those same minorities are complaining about white, straight, male, or cis people, they are making GENERALIZATIONS about a system of oppression and about people who are too stuck on their hurt feelings to realize the privilege they have. If you haven’t made those comments, then don’t take it personally. Don’t point out that you “aren’t like that.” They don’t mean you. When you make comments about how different you are from all the other people with privilege, THEN you can take it personally because you’ve become exactly what they were complaining about.

(via theimpossiblegirlwhocan)

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