Jan. 14th, 2017

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leodewijs:

I made a SU inspired stained-glass design and collaborated with @stainedglassgeek who made it in an actual stained-glass window! So proud of the result!! :D If you want more geeky stained glass goodness you might want to look at his Etsy. :) http://ift.tt/1TrRLuu

@asparklethatisblue

aaaah :O

ARE YOU SERIOUS

@jen-iii have you seen this yet??

Gorgeous.  Want.

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Today this Stained Glass Jolteon will cross the water to find his new home, wish him and his new owner well!

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i get a lot of questions about what it’s like to live in DC! I keep meaning to make a fun post about it, and this is not that. But I do wish I could communicate to you guys what it is like to live here in the days leading to the inauguration of Donald Trump. 

I have never felt this place thrumming so palpably with shared, invisible disgust and tension. Like, as a person who lived here on 9/11 and during the days of anthrax threats and fighter jets constantly flying overhead and the D.C. sniper, I am truly not exaggerating when I say that the day after election day 2016 was the grimmest I’ve ever felt or seen this place. There were people crying in the streets in 2001, but there was a kind of communion too, a sense of public mourning and catharsis. In November, people cried silently. I have never seen a city that quiet. The streets were like a weird dream. People aren’t sitting on curbs weeping anymore, but right now this city is almost vibrating. 

The first GWB inauguration was fraught. (The second certainly was too, but I wasn’t here.) D.C. residents are super democratic; there were a lot of protests and a lot of anger and sorrow. But Donald Trump is on a whole other level. Not only does he stand against everything that well-meaning people here stand for – mostly the West Wing illusion of creating, from whatever ideological standpoint, A Smarter, More Decent America – but he has been using this city as a metaphorical punching bag for months. If not years. 

Imagine if some dude ran for the mayor of your town by talking about how much your town fucking sucks and is ruining America (while also happily using your town to enrich himself). And then OTHER PEOPLE got to vote for your mayor. AND HE WON!!!! Whether or not you like your town, whether or not you think it’s the greatest place on earth, whether or not you believe it has flaws that should be addressed – you would still probably be like “What the fuck?” And now he is coming to your town in a week, with all the fucking people who hate or at best have no respect for you, and he and they are going to team up with your worst councilmembers (who you ALSO did not vote for) and use your town’s resources to do shitty, stupid, malicious things. You also have to imagine, in this metaphor, that your town has access to nuclear weapons.

In D.C., in my experience, the incumbent president has more influence on the culture and mood of the city than the mayor does. (We’re talking post-Marion Barry here.) For one thing, we are essentially subject to the will of the federal government; not only can we barely make our own laws, since all legislation here must be approved by Congress, but much of our civic funding comes from federal spending bills. For an example, see this article about that time the House voted to strike down a DC law banning discrimination against employees for their reproductive decisions. Would this law have affected Ted Fucking Cruz or his constituents? Of course the fuck not!!! Did he lead the movement to block it because he was so conceeeeeerned about the religious freedommmmmm of the employers of Washingtooooooooon?? Haha, take a guess! (No.) To people like Ted Cruz we are not a city full of people, 50% black, 10% immigrant, a place that needs resources and ingenuity to solve a widening income gap tied closely to race. Instead, we get to be a useful metaphor, a flag to wave at everybody else, and we don’t get a fucking vote in the Senate about it, and we are no longer going to have a President with veto power and our best interests in mind. 

In fact, I feel like a huge hypocrite even using the word “we!” I pay taxes in D.C., but I still vote in Maryland, because if you can – if you want any kind of voice – you have to. As many do, I try to use that privilege to listen to and advocate for D.C. itself. But when I use the word “we,” I am speaking in that sense as an outsider.

Anyway. I am trying to talk about how it feels. Friends who have visited from New York and Los Angeles and New Haven – engaged, hooked-in, progressive activist communities – have noticed that it’s different here. On the bus the other day I made eye contact with a stranger over an overheard comment, and he said quietly “did you watch the press conference?” and I said, “yeah,” and then we just stared at each other with flaming, furious, scared eyes. 

I was talking to @valencing​ about the way this place feels and she said “what you’re describing is the mood of a city that’s just been occupied and the enemy army is moving in.” Obviously I wouldn’t know. But it feels similarly visceral. 

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THIS TOOK FOREVER BUT HERE U GO. Victor and Yuuri doing couples yoga cause why the fuck not.

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My dumb, dumb pokemon trainer for Sun and Moon.

It’s Ulf.

He’s slowly becoming my default game persona. Whoops.

Well here he is with his adorable slowpoke and some stuff that’s happened in his journey. He’s crushed hard on almost every captain and kahuna.

Also if anyone wants to do a trainer art trade, hit me UP!

©J Pawlik @ Patreon | Portfolio | Gender Slices | Dead City | Twitter | Instagram

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Hold on

HOLD THE FUCK UP

LOOK AT IT, LOOK REAL HARD

DO YOU SEE IT???

HOLY SHIT

NO. IT CANT BE

IT IS

DEAR GOD

MY CINNABON BABY IS IN HOGWARTS

I read a theory once that since it is around the time Buckbeak is being sentenced to death, he’s most likely there to fight for him and also probably support Hagrid whom is also a kindred spirit because he knows how hard it is to watch the creatures that you love be despised and persecuted and I’m not okay

I’ve seen this post before but that addition is not okay I’m crying over here.

Now what I’m picturing is Dumbledore floo calling Newt to say “Hold the emergency rescue plan, I’ve got a better idea, imma mess with the time stream and send a pair of thirteen year olds to save him.”

To which Newt says: “Really.”

“Yass really, and they’re going to jailbreak out a convict and save him too it’s all good.”

“… Screw it, sounds good to me. Where should I wait for them? I’ve already set up a temporary habitat for Buckbeak in the case until I can get him somewhere better.”

“No no, don’t you worry about it, the convict guy is going to ride the hippogriff to freedom and somewhere that has tropical birds and it’ll be good.”

“Albus.”

“Or, I thought Buckbeak could live in attic for a bit, I’m sure he’d like that.”

“Albus no.”

“Is that the minister? I think that’s the minister. Time to go and be cryptically and infuriatingly not surprised when our convict escapes. Tata Newt, talk to you later, Fawkes sends his love. Albus out.”

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sixpenceee:

Qian Hongyan was just four when she lost both her legs. A speeding trucker left her for dead as she crossed the main road in her village of Zhuangshang in southern China. 

For nearly two years Qian was immobile as she didn’t even have enough of her body left to sit up in a wheelchair. Doctors said her only hope of being able to move by herself again would be extensive surgery to allow her to be fitted with prosthetic limbs.Her parents couldn’t afford this treatment. 

Qian’s granddad Yuan came up with a simple but effective treatment to get her moving again. He took a basketball the village boys had discarded and cut a hole just big enough for tiny Qian to fit into, padded the inside with stiff floor mats from his car, then propped her up inside. All of a sudden Qian was able to stabilize herself and was able to by move herself by rolling the ball in any direction she wanted. She supported herself using wooden handles. 

From that day on Qian would not be stopped by any obstacle. She went back to school, started to play with her friends again, and started to get back the life of any girl her age. She began professional swimming training in 2007 and defied the odds of her double amputation to become one of the first members of the Yunnan Youth Swimming Club.

She won three gold medals in last year’s Yunnan Para Games and took a gold and two silver medals at the National Swimming Championship for the Disabled (Under 18) in 2009 before continuing impressively at this year’s Para Games.

SOURCE

I should have added this in the original post but after attention in the Chinese press, Qian traveled to Beijing to receive free artificial limbs at the China Rehabilitation Research Center, a center that has been providing help to the disabled in China for over 20 years. At 18 years old she is ready for her full adult prosthetics. 

This is so important.

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animal-factbook:

mother hen sheltered scared kittens from thunderstorm

“They are my daughters now. Good, strong daughters with soft feathers.”

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Majora’s Mask Papercraft

Look at this amazing papercraft!

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Jan. 14th, 2017 12:00 pm
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kitcox:

i think i took this so @kellysue could post it somewhere & then forgot to delete it from my drafts, but it’s not a bad one to cut loose into the wilds of the internet.

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It’s fukubukuro time, 2017 edition! (Yaaays)

The Hawaiian American Japanese market Marukai is gone, largely as they were bought by a company better known for their Mexican markets but they are doing pretty well. 140 of these, and they went quick. Most years, I can get back in line for a second one…no such luck this year.

High points: more energy drinks than I have ever bought in my life. Also, Thunderbirds.

Low points: that has to be the smallest bag of Nishiki rice I have ever seen.

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Statement by Secretary Jeh Johnson Announcing First Round of DHSs Countering Violent Extremism Grants | Homeland Security:

thingsthatmakeyouacey:

From Darakshan Rajan on FB:

“The Department of Homeland Security just announced the first grantees of their Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program. CVE is an institutionalized Islamophobic policy and program that targets Muslim communities punitively and further presents us through the national security paradigm. This program has been seen as an extension of COINTELPRO.

Building up the infrastructure for instituionalized Islamophobia.

Please see below for a few of the awardees.

Under Managing Interventions

- Muslim Public Affairs Council Foundation - $393,800 (Nationwide)

Under Challenging the Narrative

- Unity Productions Foundation - $396,585 (Nationwide)
- Masjid Muhammad, Inc. - $450,000 (Nationwide)
- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - $866,687 (Nationwide)
- Muslim American Leadership Alliance - $40,000 (Nationwide)

Building Capacity

Counter Extremism Project - $298,760 (New York)
Claremont School of Theology - $800,000 (Los Angeles)

Islamophobia pays and these groups will be implementing these programs under the Trump Administration.

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||Vkusno!!|| 

UP NOW FOR PREORDER HERE! Reblogs Appreciated!!

Vkusno!! is a Yuri!!! on ICE Charity Fanzine celebrating the diverse and multi-cultural cast of Yuri!!! on ICE through international cuisine.

It includes 21 unique fullcolor illustrations, 6 of which are done by guest artists. All art features delectable dishes from around the world, and has been and specifically illustrated for the magazine!

All proceeds will go towards Action Against Hunger, a really great charity dedicated to supporting malnourished communities by providing food and introducing more sustainable solutions to hunger. If you want to know more about them, here’s a link to their website.

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28 fullcolor pages | 6.625" x 10.25" | All-new original art

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