kriatyrr:

backyarditarian:

widdershinsgirl:

ohgodhesloose:

cheskamouse:

jasoncanty01:

brightcopperpenny:

superpunch2:

Female pilots edited out of the Star Wars movies.

I saw the tweets about this today, and I was like oh yeah, I remember hearing about that.

And then I saw the pictures and just— wow. What it would have meant to have these women in the movie, all this time. I can’t properly articulate it but it’s hitting me unexpectedly hard.

Wow thats a shame, even a nice old lady too.  These Space Valkyries  should have been left in.

They really should have.

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WHAT.

THE.

FUCK.

I lived, ate, and breathed Star Wars from age 2 until 2005 when RotS finally beat the enthusiasm out of me, and I have NEVER, EVER in all my reading on behind-the-scenes and makings-of heard of these shots. It’s a shame there was no relaunched edit of the original trilogy they could have slipped these in OH FUCKING WAIT THERE’S BEEN LIKE 3 OF THOSE NOW.

Fuck. FUCK. Whoever decided to edit out and bury these needs to french kiss an angle grinder.

I want to see the old lady in the A-Wing. Seriously, it’s like, she’s somebody’s grandma. Some kid in the Outer Rim Territories got greased by the Empire for seeing something she wasn’t supposed to see, and her grandma, the bush pilot, decided “Fuck this, I’m gonna strap on an fighter and make the Empire fucking PAY for the moment it decided to fuck with MY FAMILY.”

DON’T. MESS. WITH. GRANDMA.

These are quickly being put into the “always reblog” category.

Whenever there is a war, there are women who are warriors. Then they get erased from history. Happens in real wars and fictional ones alike.

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 ↑

Seconded as a Canadian in the USA. Guess where the roads and interstates came from? Guess where your drainage infrastructure came from? If you think your minimalist tax dollars should only be spent to end human life then psychopath is a better descriptor for you than American.

tony-the-intelligent-goon:

ashiibaka:

Science.

I can’t tell what my favorite part is, but it’s either

  • scientists wasting budget and time to see if ants count their steps
  • the idea to put ants on stilts
  • there had to be a guy who made ant stilts and put them on the ants
  • confused ants

Looks like desert ants are divergent enough to have evolved a completely different construct for navigation than their forest cousins, showing that region plus time measured in generations does produce adaptions.

(Source: memewhore)

hungrylikethewolfie:

pearlsandserpents:

justalittlelostt:

thechangelingmedusa:

Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

miss-mimibee

holy jesus

Yet again: strippers invented this shit, okay?  The act and art of performing gymnastics on a pole, no; what the vast majority of the Western world thinks of when they think of “pole dancing”, yes; what is pictured directly above, yes.

Stop associating stripping with stigma.  Stop encouraging the belief that something can’t be sexual in origin and still impressive, or that things created by sex workers can’t be art.

Pole dancing is associated with stripping because strippers were the ones who created it.  Full stop.  The end.  And none of that should decrease your admiration for it the single slightest bit.

thebatteur:

once in kindergarten a girl asked me to write “super girl” on her arm since i was the only kid who could write so i wrote “shit” on her arm and i hid under the table for like 30 minutes then the teacher found me and yelled at me then called my parents and my dad laughed so hard he cried

This, right here, is why people who get foreign language tattoos need to at least understand what the word/phase means before the ink is on. If you can’t read it, you should learn it before committing to it.

CollegeHumor explains Net Neutrality

collegehumor:

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I’m Adam.

-And I’m Emily.

We make “funny videos” on the Internet.

-But soon, we might not be able to.

That’s because…

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…net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.

That means that…

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…whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.

But…

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…America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.

If this happens…

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…instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.

Ten years from now…

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…your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.

Now, you might be thinking…

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…isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?

Unfortunately…

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…the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.

So…

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…we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.

In a few months…

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…the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.

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Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/

IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good oldhttp://www.savetheinternet.com/

All GIFS are courtesy of our new friend, RANDY!

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her-royal-punk-rockness:

official-cronusampora:

sevvey6:

colin-emrys-morgan:

I recently went to a con with some friends and you could see these posters all over the expo grounds. I think I speak for everyone when I say that this is a job well done. 

I disagree, I think costumes do equal consent. If a guy goes up to you while you’re wearing a Harley Quinn costume and makes you feel uncomfortable, you automatically have his consent to knock him right in the face with a hammer. I mean, he did willingly walk up to a kickass villain 

I GOT REALLY PISSED AT FIRST
AND THEN I KEPT READING

Oh thank goodness I thought shit was about to get real on this post


While a costume is not consent to be touched, likewise wearing one does not allow one to violate other’s consent. Keeping in mind that, sarcasm and hyperbole aside, the above post is talking about wielding a weapon on someone. The customer service and security are there for a reason, please let’s not start a narrative of violence for violence. Let those who were hired to remove people do their job.
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her-royal-punk-rockness:

official-cronusampora:

sevvey6:

colin-emrys-morgan:

I recently went to a con with some friends and you could see these posters all over the expo grounds. I think I speak for everyone when I say that this is a job well done. 

I disagree, I think costumes do equal consent. If a guy goes up to you while you’re wearing a Harley Quinn costume and makes you feel uncomfortable, you automatically have his consent to knock him right in the face with a hammer. I mean, he did willingly walk up to a kickass villain 

I GOT REALLY PISSED AT FIRST

AND THEN I KEPT READING

Oh thank goodness I thought shit was about to get real on this post

While a costume is not consent to be touched, likewise wearing one does not allow one to violate other’s consent. Keeping in mind that, sarcasm and hyperbole aside, the above post is talking about wielding a weapon on someone. The customer service and security are there for a reason, please let’s not start a narrative of violence for violence. Let those who were hired to remove people do their job.

(Source: jaradpadahecki)

dead-star-residue:

assgod:

wifipasswords:

songofages:

This was ad-libbed by the voice actor, Craig Ferguson and they chose to keep it in because they loved it. Kids won’t get it but adults will be thinking “did he just imply what I think he implied?”

And later the director confirmed it.

DeBlois revealed that, the reason Gobber never got married, is because he is homosexual. This makes him the first homosexual character of the franchise, and even DreamWorks itself.

This is the worst representation I’ve ever seen when will we actually get queer characters without having to deduce it from like 0.3 seconds of screen time and a vague hint

the worst? are we forgetting..  

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Blllllllaaaaaaaa *cries* is real representation really that much to ask for?

Not being on the spectrum, but knowing several people who are, I’m curious about the degree of representation desired. Gobber wasn’t as explicit as Mitch in Paranorman,

But at least he got a popular media hint.

I’ve seen others complain that making a character’s sexuality THE storyline, or THE trait about them that’s important doesn’t do justice, either. Although, fleeting acknowledgement of the orientation in a series where it conveys the strength of connections between characters has been done, as well. Though the series, like Firefly, wasn’t properly introduced to audiences in the USA, and was niche SciFi, without wide appeal. Caprica did this in a network show.

So while representation remains low, the question I must ask is what the proper representation looks like? This culture has trained non-straight people to be afraid of PDAs in general for the backlash that come, but perhaps this would be different if a desensitization program through media was introduced.I think something like that is well overdue.

(Source: starrdork)

http://codingandtea.tumblr.com/post/96704476058/t4coon-codingandtea-i-hear-a-lot-of-people

t4coon:

codingandtea:

I hear a lot of people complaining about the match system on OkCupid, but really for the most part I love it because when it says I am 20% enemies with someone it is usually because they are sexist, racist, and/or homophobic and I am totally okay with ignoring…

Agreed. The acceptable answers section of OKC is there for a reason. It’s not meant as a “perfect answer” and the question/answer system isn’t built to handle sarcasm or hyperbole. When keeping all that in mind, the only people I tend to get along with are 80%+ match and less than 15% enemy.

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

I remember the days when games were about worlds you could explore and about being good, and not about who's got representation and gender this and sexuality that. I miss those days.

captainallegra:

dgaider:

Those days miss you, too. I recently found a yellowed letter under one of the floorboards, and it was addressed to you and signed by those days with a tear-stained kiss of lipstick.

Meanwhile, in the present, those of us who work in the industry and who are—amazingly—able to consider more than one idea at the same time, will continue to create good games about worlds you can explore AND occasionally talk about inclusivity.

If you are feeling compassion fatigue, I think it might be okay to sit out those discussions, at least until you get your strength back. While it will be tough not having you available for close consultation, somehow we will soldier on.

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rollership:

Does anyone think that is justice? he embarrassed the doofus  millitary cops, exposed their ineptitude. So they destroy him. The SWAT industrial complex is the true criminal here. 

so police cant be expected to use their brains before destroying people with no evidence by raiding people based on 0 evidence.

Try not barring everyone whose IQ is too high from the police department.

The police are clearly the terrorists here.

I think there’s a case to be made for procedural reform because these incidents exploit the psyche of law enforcement since 2001. Urgency is likely part of the ploy “I heard them say they were going to drop the bomb tomorrow.” To bypass leaning toward an actual investigation.

Likewise, however, I don’t care who you are, calling in a false report with the intent of invoking police action is no different in intent than a criminal conspirator sending distant acquaintances for dirty work while avoiding consequences themselves for enforcing their own model of who deserves to get punished.

So while this case is a case of the police punishing based on their problem-riddled procedures, this ruling also tells others in favor of the practice that hacking the system and bringing down force on innocent civilians is not acceptable behavior. A statement that I agree with. It short circuits due process by playing on fear, and thus the perp is effectively guilty of “hacking the police”.

(Source: uberhaxorimmortal)

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