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thepeoplesrecord:

Cash raised for killer Mo. cop now surpasses Brown donations
August 24, 2014

Online fundraisers for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson surpassed the amount of money raised for Michael Brown’s family as the officer’s supporters gathered at an afternoon rally Saturday.

Supporters of Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., came toBarney’s Sports Pub in south St. Louis.

"Many of us have received death threats toward ourselves and our families," said one speaker, wearing sunglasses, paint beneath her eyes and a baseball cap. "We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear … If you support Darren Wilson, make your voices heard."

She refused to give the media her name, saying “You want my name? I am Darren Wilson. We are Darren Wilson.

The media has shown a strong bias against Wilson supporters, the speaker said, drawing loud applause from the crowd.

"We share the united belief that officer Wilson’s actions on Aug. 9 were warranted and justified and he has our unwavering support," the woman said.

A crowd-funding page created for Wilson raised $235,010 from 5,902 people before organizers stopped accepting donations Friday after surpassing their goal of $100,000 in four days. The group then opened a new fundraising page, which already has more than $104,000.

This amount surpasses the more than $214,000 raised in support of the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. According to the page, which was set up by Brown family lawyer Benjamin Crump, “the funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.”

The Support Darren Wilson group, which has more than 58,000 likes on Facebook, encouraged supporters who could not attend the rally to “blow up some Twitter accounts” with photos of supporters and the hashtag #‎iamdarrenwilson.

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Disheartening (though unsurprising) and thoroughly disgusting! 

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hwills456:

luvellah:

von—gelmini:

clannyphantom:

ponywindything:

thatradicalnotion:

Lisa Simpson at Stuff-n-Hug

This really says a LOT

simpsons is so next level

I took my girls shopping for some summer clothes Saturday. T-shirts, jeans, shorts. They both love Marvel and superheroes and transformers and Hogwarts and stuff like that. Not so much pink and pretty stuff. They’ve both grown so much that this was the first time we were shopping in the grown up women’s section. Boring selections when it comes to t-shirts. Flowers and zebras and butterflies.

But what was making it near impossible was that all the t-shirts, the few they kinda-sorta liked, had either low/wide cut necklines or were extremely tailored for nipped in waists with little cap sleeves and short hemlines. Showing way too much skin for their ages as far as we all were concerned. So we headed over to the men’s section. A whole WALL full of properly cut tees with great designs on them!

They ran over and started hunting up things they liked. Two women were stocking shelves. 

"You know these are MEN’S shirts."

"The girl’s section is over there."

"There’s not gonna be any Princesses over here, darlin’."

"These shirts are for the boys."

"This isn’t going to fit you right, honey."

I ignored the first time one of them said anything. Just told the girls what sizes they needed to look for and that they could each pick five shirts. But the women kept interrupting me. I tried to stay polite. “Yes, I know this is the men’s department.” But they kept making comments.

Finally I was getting mad. I told them we didn’t need any help. My girls were allowed to wear whatever they liked and they didn’t like the shirt designs in the women’s section and I didn’t like how low the necklines were.

Instead of just noticing that I was getting fed up with their “help”, they started arguing with me! One of them told my oldest, who is conventionally cute and skinny and starting to fill out (but still only 12), that “Oh that’s just because he’s your daddy. He doesn’t understand that a girl wants to show off for the boys!”

That was the last straw. I’m afraid I totally lost my temper. I told them (amongst a few other choice words) that they’d better walk away and come back to finish restocking the shelves once we’d left the area or I’d get the manager.

I try hard not to be rude to sales people and people in the service industry. That’s a difficult and thankless job. But for fuck’s sake! The first few comments were bad enough, but trying to undermine my moral authority with my kids? All in the name of  gender and sexuality policing. They couldn’t get past the idea that my girls might prefer t-shirts that had “boy” designs on them and that didn’t hyper-sexualize them. The idea was abhorrent to them and they had to interfere and then KEEP interfering.

Once our sales “help” was gone, the girls found a bunch of shirts. Captain America, Minecraft, Doctor Who, Batman, Avengers. All the stuff they’re into. I mean, they also like MLP and Littlest Pet Shop and soft fluffy stuffed animals and Monster High dolls. We hit the toy section too for some of that stuff cos they brought their saved-up allowances with them. 

At least we didn’t get any “help” in the shoe section. They’d’ve had a cow again cos while the youngest found a cute pair of pink and purple sneakers, I ‘let’ the oldest go to the men’s section and find a cool pair of dark blue and grey ones. (and omg their feet are huge! youngest wears a women’s size 9.5 and oldest wars a men’s 8. FFS, I wear a men’s 8.5. Their feet are almost as big as mine! How’d that happen?)

I hate this gender policing shit and won’t put up with it at all. I always feel for kids whose parents enforce this shit. I see it at stores when a girl or boy strays outside the lines, too often the parents are the one who pull them back into their place and it makes me sad.

Like, their friends who are boys, when they’re over at our house, they sit there and play with the girl toys as much as the boy toys. One of the boys loves playing LPS with my youngest, making up stories and stuff. The first time I walked out into the playroom and saw, he got so nervous and tried to say that he was just doing it to be nice to her. I told him that it was fine. He could play with whatever he wanted to and I wouldn’t tell anyone. Word got around to the other boys I guess cos now they all play whatever and don’t stop if I “catch” them.

I get shit from my mom about it too. I’m trying to make them into little boys. I shouldn’t have bought them trucks and toy swords when they were little. The oldest needs to learn to start wearing dresses now not just blue jeans. Why did I ‘let’ her get her hair cut short? I need to put the youngest on a diet and make her wear training bras. Why do I let them play with boys? etc etc etc. 

*eyeroll.gif*

I just find it so hard to believe that it’s the 21st century and people are still getting their knickers in a twist over this kind of thing.

^^^^ This man deserves a dad of the year award. ^^^^

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osusexual:

2srooky:

cactiofficial:

I’ve never met cr1tikal but I trust him.

I feel if I was in any horror situation I would be so safe and calm because with any other person they would be screaming and crying but if he and I were trapped in a building surrounded by ravenous mutants he would just be deadpan like “they are so rude I can’t believe this. Let’s blow this Popsicle stand.”

"You’ve gotta be stirring my pasta"

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fuckingconversations:

syntheticmomma:

lupusadlunam:

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. 

HEY FUN FACT: pole dancing is known as something strippers do because strippers invented it. And that’s okay! It’s okay to have respect for strippers and the hard work they put into what they do! Let’s stop trying to take the stripper part out of pole dancing so upperclass white girls can do it without being ~stigmatized~ because god forbid women be sexual.

Except strippers DEFINITELY DID NOT invent pole dancing. 
Pole dancing goes waaaay back, like, 500 years ago to the Indian sport of Mallakhamb, which is SUPER BADASS AND YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT. 
The Chinese pole, originating in India, uses two poles on which men would perform “gravity defying tricks” as they leap from pole to pole, at approximately twenty feet in the air.
In the 1920s, traveling circuses and sideshows would utilize pole dancing with a pole in the middle of a tent. Eventually the pole dancing moved from tents to bars, and combined with burlesque dance.
So yes - People took pole dancing and made it sexual on purpose. 
Can people make it not sexual again? Maybe. It’s super badass, super pretty and I fully support anyone who wants to pursue pole dancing as an athletic (or sexual) activity. 
Can we take the ‘stripper’ part out of it? No - it’s part of the history now. That’d be like trying to take the Italian influence out of glassblowing. 
Can we make it less stigmatized by trying to promote its use in non-sexualized or public-friendly ways? Hell yeah~ 

fuckingconversations:

syntheticmomma:

lupusadlunam:

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. 

HEY FUN FACT: pole dancing is known as something strippers do because strippers invented it. And that’s okay! It’s okay to have respect for strippers and the hard work they put into what they do! Let’s stop trying to take the stripper part out of pole dancing so upperclass white girls can do it without being ~stigmatized~ because god forbid women be sexual.

Except strippers DEFINITELY DID NOT invent pole dancing. 

Pole dancing goes waaaay back, like, 500 years ago to the Indian sport of Mallakhamb, which is SUPER BADASS AND YOU SHOULD CHECK IT OUT. 

The Chinese pole, originating in India, uses two poles on which men would perform “gravity defying tricks” as they leap from pole to pole, at approximately twenty feet in the air.

In the 1920s, traveling circuses and sideshows would utilize pole dancing with a pole in the middle of a tent. Eventually the pole dancing moved from tents to bars, and combined with burlesque dance.

So yes - People took pole dancing and made it sexual on purpose. 

Can people make it not sexual again? Maybe. It’s super badass, super pretty and I fully support anyone who wants to pursue pole dancing as an athletic (or sexual) activity. 

Can we take the ‘stripper’ part out of it? No - it’s part of the history now. That’d be like trying to take the Italian influence out of glassblowing. 

Can we make it less stigmatized by trying to promote its use in non-sexualized or public-friendly ways? Hell yeah~ 

mythsofunova

full-time-burrito asked:

Oh hello I'm that person who drew the genderbent burritos in the livestream I'm starting a nuzlocke and I was wondering if you have any tips?

nuzlockeboutthatkid answered:

( Hm… well, it depends on what you mean by “tip”. Tips about making a comic or tips about writing a story and fleshing out a world? I’ll try my best, either way!

Tips on actually nuzlocking:

- When you’re playing, make sure you write down events you find important. Don’t write down every single dialogue you encounter, or every single random encounter you fight while grinding.

- Write the important battles down, move by move. This can be different for every person, but it helps me to get a scene of the battle in my head.

- Have two different documents. I have one labeled “Game Notes”, for just writing down what’s happening in-game, and one labeled “Game Outline”, where I write the actual story based on in-game events.

- HAVE AT LEAST A FAINT IDEA OF HOW THE STORY’S GOING TO PROGRESS. I can’t stress this enough. If you have no idea what’s going to happen, you may accidentally end up writing yourself into a wall.

Tips on writing a story/building a world:

- This honestly isn’t my strong point, so don’t quote me on these.

- First, ask very broad questions about your world. Type of government, daily life, education, ect. After that, ask more nitpicky questions, like about mega evolutions, why certain pokemon can’t evolve in certain regions, morality of battle, mortality rates of pokemon that regularly battle.

- Write your beginning. After that, write your ending. Don’t focus on the body yet, have a firm idea of how this story’s going to end. many authors have this problem, and end up writing a really bad ending to their story. Answer all the questions, make sure all loose ends are tied up, make the readers feel like they deserved this ending. After that, fill in the middle!

- Research a ton!! Especially if you have characters with mental disorders, diseases, sexuality/gender identity you have no experience with, ect. Seriously, one of the worst things (in my opinion) an author can do is attempt to write a complex character only to have them fall flat because they are not portrayed realistically.

- Find inspiration for your world based on what your genre is. Trying for a Victorian era nuzlocke? Read stories about or from the Victorian era! Trying to be more modern? Find stories acclaimed with great modern worldbuilding.

Illustrating a comic:

- Find a height and width you’re comfortable with. I used to make the comics 950 x 4000—5000, but I didn’t like the way they looked, so I changed it up and now each page is 760 x 7000ish. Or, if you prefer, you can do more “comic book page” style and go for 900 x 1200, a more square-like layout.

- Draw your characters many, many times before they’re introduced in the comic. This is based on personal experience. I definitely did not do this, and now I’m stuck with the fact that the first few pages are very inconsistent, because I still wasn’t entirely sure how to draw my own characters!

- Set up your own little personal goals and deadlines. Get the whole sketch done by XX, get all the lineart done by XX, color by XX. You’ll get into a swing eventually, and making each page will become less of a hassle.

- Don’t finish each panel by itself. Sketch everything all at once, line everything all at once, ect. because otherwise, each panel will look noticeably inconsistent.

- Don’t wait until you’re “good enough” to make a comic. If I thought this way, I would’ve never started!

- Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get tons of watchers. If you are truly working your hardest and putting all your effort into it, people will notice and will read your comic.

I think that’s all I’ve got for now. Hope I could help! )

mewitti
mewitti:

frooting:

this little pose-helper is an awesome reference… I’VE BEEN DOODLING ON THIS THING ALL NIGHT, and for me (someone who can’t think up her own poses to save her life) it’s a glorious tool — it even has a save option so you can pop that shit right into photoshop and use it as a rough copy for your lineart. i don’t know who sent me this or why, but BLESS.

Well, this is incredibly useful and also addicting

mewitti:

frooting:

this little pose-helper is an awesome reference… I’VE BEEN DOODLING ON THIS THING ALL NIGHT, and for me (someone who can’t think up her own poses to save her life) it’s a glorious tool — it even has a save option so you can pop that shit right into photoshop and use it as a rough copy for your lineart. i don’t know who sent me this or why, but BLESS.

Well, this is incredibly useful and also addicting