Stop Censorship Now

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evillordzog:

northstarfan:

iconuk01:

marvel-ladies-of-the-80snuffsaid:

CERISE

Place Of Birth: Shaskofrugnon

Occupation: Law enforcement official of Shi’ar Empire

Group: Formerly of Excalibur,Graces

First Appearance: Excalibur #47 

Powers: Energy Fields. Cerise is able to
generate malleable energy fields of crimson light that grant her the power of flight, the ability to generate concussive blasts, as well as solid energy constructs that she can shape into any form she wills.

I was SO disappointed that, instead of leaving her the mysterious stranded spacewoman from beyond spacetime, the next writer after Alan Davis created her made her a sleeper agent for the already overused sodding Shi’Ar.

The beginning of the end for this poor book. As much as I enjoyed Ellis’ run, Harras’ determination to tie Excalibur back to the main X-Books really killed the unique fun of the title.

This.

For me, the rot started when they unceremoniously lost Brian offscreen, then really set in when they booted Rachel into the future to become Mother Askani and we got Brian back as *spit* Britanic.

Ellis’ run was a brief resurgance of the team’s greatness, even if it did introduce *double spit* Colossus to the roster, but by thetime they gutted the team to give Clairmont his toys back in the main X-Men book, cancelling it was a favour.

My headcanon is still that the Shi’Ar background was some sort of trick. Possibly involving long-range mind control. I really don’t trust the Shi’Ar.

In fact, the story where Cerise was written out may be where I started to really hate them. That was offensive.


Via The Wilderness of Mirrors


iwriteaboutfeminism:

Racists supporting Wilson cause further trauma. 


Via Reverse Racism


evillordzog:

unseenphil:

leafstranger:

jordanwyn:

tenshiko:

allofthefeelings:

agentsofshield:

The countdown to Season 2 begins!

…This is the hook for the season? Really? Not how Skye is improving as an agent, how May is adjusting, how Trip is fitting into the team, how Fitz is recovering and Simmons is coping with it, or even how Coulson is dealing with everything- we’re supposed to care how Ward is doing?

I’m excited about AoS s2, but this is the one part I couldn’t care less about, unless the answer to what he’ll become is “someone who recognizes that part of redemption is putting your own needs below the needs of the people you’ve hurt, even if they aren’t young attractive white men.”

WHY IS HE STILL ON THE SHOW 

I can’t count the ways in which I do not caaaaaaaaaaare what happens to Ward, I wanna know what happens to Antoine Triplett or May or literally anyone else at all.

WHY ARE WE BEING ASKED TO CARE ABOUT THE ACTUAL NAZI. Oh wait I know why.

Do not care about Ward, either. Give me May. Give me Trip (oh god give me Trip). Give me Skye. Anything but Ward’s continued saga of manpain.

Given other casting announcements, my hope is the answer to this question is “The first person Bobbi Morse hits repeatedly in the face with a stick, on camera,  that’s what he’ll become” 

Dead is the only acceptible answer.

How the fuck is he even still on this show? Seriously?

I did not like him being villainized. I liked messed-up but trying Ward at the beginning; I thought he was a not-quite-hero with potential. I think the actor even stopped caring at one point. He once delivered a line with totally the wrong emphasis when trying to exposit, and they left it in.

But given that they went there, and the way they went there, it’s kind of surprising they are trying to bring him back.


Hold up, so how does this work?

slackmistress:

tacoorbeerchallenge:

You find yourself a fucking taco, or a fucking beer, or a fucking taco and a beer, then you eat the fucking taco or drink the fucking beer or eat and drink both the fucking taco and the beer, and then you donate some money to an abortion fund. You fucking film yourself doing this shit and then you send us the fucking video and we put it on the fucking internet.

"BUT BUT BUT WAAAAHHHHH I DON’T KNOW ANY ABORTION FUNDS"

Welp you fucking do now.

"BUT BUT BUT WAAAAAAH I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO SEND MY VIDEO"

Welp you fucking do now.

RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS.

tacoorbeerchallenge.tumblr.com/submit:

Submit Your Video

I mean, or don’t. Maybe you don’t need to show your ass off eating tacos and drinking beer and donating to abortion funds. Shit’s up to you. All I care about is you eat some tasty tacos or drink some tasty beer and give some money to abortion funds. Actually all I really care about is the abortion fund part, I just think you would maybe enjoy eating a taco or drinking a beer, too.

Feel free to submit poetry, photo essays, poorly executed napkin drawings, literary nonfiction or whatever other means by which you would like to tell us about that time you took the #TacoOrBeerChallenge.
Via Leah Claire

Specifically prohibiting a discussion of the scientific process is a recipe for educational chaos. To begin with, it leaves the knowledge the kids will still receive—the things we have learned through science—completely unmoored from any indication of how that knowledge was generated or whether it’s likely to be reliable. The scientific process is also useful in that it can help people understand the world around them and the information they’re bombarded with; it can also help people assess the reliability of various sources of information.

Ohio lawmakers want to ban schools from teaching scientific process | Ars Technica (via jenn2d2) Via Bowties Are Cool

stunningpicture:

Incredible pic of the solar system to scale

Check out the dwarf planets at the end!



(Source: iamdonald)



Kamala Kahn has been working on catchphrases and heroic monologues since before she discovered her inhuman abilities. Her favorite is still “See this fist? This is the biggest fist you’ve ever seen. And this one is even bigger.”


BREAKING: In Ferguson, cops hand out 3 warrants per household every year

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Alex Tabarrok comments on the rather remarkable caseload of Ferguson’s municipal court:

You don’t get $321 in fines and fees and 3 warrants per household from an about-average crime rate. You get numbers like this from bullshit arrests for jaywalking and constant “low level harassment involving traffic stops, court appearances, high fines, and the threat of jail for failure to pay.”

If you have money, for example, you can easily get a speeding ticket converted to a non-moving violation. But if you don’t have money it’s often the start of a downward spiral that is hard to pull out of….If you are arrested and jailed you will probably lose your job and perhaps also your apartment—all because of a speeding ticket.

We’ve all seen a number of stories like this recently, and it prompts a question: why are police departments allowed to fund themselves with ticket revenue in the first place? Or red light camera revenue. Or civil asset forfeiture revenue. Or any other kind of revenue that provides them with an incentive to be as hardass as possible. Am I missing something when I think that this makes no sense at all?

This is sort of a genuine question. I know these policies are common, but where did they come from? Are they deliberate, created by politicians who like the idea of giving their local cops an incentive to get tough? Were they mostly the idea of police departments themselves, who figured the revenue from fines would provide a net boost in their annual funding? Or did they just accrete over time, popping up whenever there was a budget crisis and then never going away?

Does anyone know?

Source: Kevin Drum for Mother Jones

Early on in the protests, I was struck by the story of executing a teenager for jaywalking, and the masked police officers and terroristic overuse of force. They were acting like Kukluxers, I thought.

Since then, my characterization have backed off. The convenience store video gave me an impression of a large and cocky young man who could conceivably have been the exceedingly rare exception—a black kid foolish enough to try and steal a cop’s gun. Still not “likely,” but it’s a big country. It could happen. I have been awaiting further information.

I see this, and wow.

That place was in a race war all this time, I think. Or a racial kleptocracy, anyway.

I’m running some estimates in my head. Between property taxes and and sales taxes, a middle-income family in my hometown might pay almost that much for all local services? That sounds a lot of PD funding per capita. It sounds fishy to me.

Via The Wilderness of Mirrors


teapotsahoy:

desidere:

cbrachyrhynchos:

nineprotons:

notapaladin:

prettylittlerobbers:

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

sign me the fuck up

I want a solarpunk future. *_*

Wow.

SOLARPUNK OH MY GODDDDDD i love it

CURVY ORGANIC LINES, REFLECT NATURE, FLORALS VEGETATION, UGHHHH I WANT IT 

Here for solarpunk


Via Katalinya Palokova

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