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prettyboyshyflizzy:

futuremrsknow-it-all:

reverseracism:

Hoping to get this boosted, because maybe it can save someone from hard times and get them a job at whatever establishment this racist ass manager is at. 

(this was on NYT FB article posting about a (Black) mother Google searching her unborn child’s name to see what connotations and future it could hold for him)

And then you have people justifying this action. But a meritocracy exists right?

But I don’t even know how to pronounce his last name…..

Someone find out where he works so we can can e-mail his Boss and get him fired cause almost every company has a non discrimination policy

mopsthefloors:

i like thinking about animorphs set in modern day because

  • yeerks attempting to pull people into the sharing via social media
  • ax shoplifts an ipad and carries it everywhere with him. he loves it and makes it the most hi tech tablet in the word
  • rachel in modern indie hipster fashion. high waisted shorts, the works
  • cassie is DEFINITELY a social justice blogger
  • ax discovering memes
  • "IM NOT SURE ABOUT THIS MARCO" "DO IT FOR THE VINE AX

OMFG I want this now. Except no, I don’t because I am still NEVER FUCKING OVER RACHEL AND TOBIAS. DON’T YOU LOOK AT ME. Don’t even talk to me.

mrfriendlyfuckinhatestumblaa:

notbecauseofvictories:

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all the ways.

no, literally, all the ways.

Okay, this is the…super extra sparknotes version of my dissertation on Harry Potter and the ways its worldbuilding is just asking to be shaken to pieces. It’s called:

~*Ten Ways To Irreparably Fuck Up a Civilization: A Harry Potter Rant*~

1.) Put the major base of your economic power—such as a national bank—in the hands of a class you are busy oppressing. Because goblins definitely have forgotten centuries of warfare and specicide anti-goblin sentiment and will totally treat your ancestral gold with the fairness and even-handedness it deserves. Ditto with house elves and your children.

2.) Don’t try to understand or theorize about how your power works. Do not inquire as to how a particular measure—spell, hex, or charm—works. Do not try to test its effects. If a spell builds a house, do not attempt to test the durability of the roof—the roof will have come into existence with the necessary durability for roofs. Do not ask why a perfectly ordinary Latinate word and a stick of wood conjures the Platonic Form of a roof. Have no engineers or philosophers. Make sure no one thinks the phrase “hypothesis.” Make sure no one tests theirs.

3.) Make sure the schooling that you do offer is, essentially, a technical school. Make no attempt to teach students how to write, read, do maths, or think critically, even though those skills may be required. Those who do not arrive with such skills must learn them independently, because helping students with learning disabilities or those who come from difficult home lives is for chumps. Also, make sure to sow the seeds of deep social divides that will persist through your population’s adult life.

…there is no alternative.

4.) Don’t have any institutionalized pre-schooling or post-secondary education. Because everyone worth educating has access to tutors, or parents who have the time, energy, and ability to teach. Do not have institutions for further learning, because there is nothing more to learn. Do no try to understand how your power works.

5.) Allow the government to be the single biggest employer. Small businesses may be tolerated, but private chains, corporations, or conglomerates should not be allowed to operate independently. Make sure that your population gets its news from the government. Dissenting voices that cannot be rendered unemployed can be narratively shamed.

6.) …and then have that government rife with corruption and barely representative. The people in power now should be descendant from the people in power then. They should love their own kind. Trial by jury is unnecessary. Elections are unheard of. Influence talks, and money covers a multitude of sins. Nothing says forgiveness like a bag of galleons and an invitation to the Malfoys’.

7.) Don’t innovate. Your mores should be Victorian and your aesthetic Medieval. “Technology” is a broom, a radio, and an hourglass.

8.) Don’t have any contact beyond the incidental with the civilization literally occupying the same space as yours. Particularly if there is significant crossover in population. In fact, make sure those individuals who emigrate from that civilization cannot return, cannot discuss their new country with friends and family, or use their new-found knowledge to help those friends and family. God forbid they try and help that civilization in turn.

Reduce interest in their world to a laughable hobby. You are the only civilization for them now.

9.) Ensure that all those who do not fall within specific parameters are labeled Other and de facto exiled from your civilization. Particularly squibs and werewolves and other species. An accident of birth implies someone isn’t at fault.

10.) Expect people to quietly stand by. Some of them will. Most of them will. But sooner or later you’ll piss one off, and all the ones who have been afraid to speak out will nod, will join in, and the whole affair will come tumbling down around your ears as that one troublemaker screams to the heavens for justice and knowledge and innovation and truth and light and then my dears

then

your civilization is well and truly fucked

Yeah the wizarding wolrd used to make me dream but rereading it now that I’m older, I realize it pretty much sucks. It’s a deeply oppressive society that still lives in the Middle-Ages, they rely on magic to the point that if they were to lose their power, they would just not know how to function, they see Muggles as dumb even though Muggles came up with technology and sciences that allow them to make a lot of solid progress. The wizarding education system sucks and the wizarding world is so self-centered, they just keep to their own microcosm and avoid contacts with Muggles and there isn’t that much contact with others countries except for the Triwizard tornament and the World Cup. Long story short, Muggles ain’t that bad after all. 

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glitterpill:

I really don’t like that I’m doing this. But at this point, I’m never getting out of this house without some help, and I need to be willing to ask for it. 

I don’t know what I’ll do if I don’t get out of here soon.

My good friend Kristen needs a little help. If y’all are willing/able chuck a little her way?

You’ll get some nifty shit out of it if that appeals to your hearts, my darling little mercenaries.

TLDR: Student loans are awful especially when you’re disabled/mentally ill. Being forced to live with your parents is also awful, especially when you’re not Out.

verymilkytea:

whoistorule:

miss america chavez talks to kate bishop the way han solo talks to princess leia why isn’t everyone on board this ship w/ me i don’t understand

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that’s some formative otp shit right there

OMG

America/Kate fiveever.

Hulkling/Wiccan as well.

Team Young Avengers Everybody is Queer forever and ever amen.

This comic remains one of the most important things in my collection. It’s currently on sale at Comixology.

Go. Fucking. Get. It.

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