Don’t let them get away with this. Share the tumblr; share the information. If we can’t trust even the state government, let’s go to the federal. JUSTICE FOR MIKE BROWN AND FERGUSON.
why do I feel this level of emotional attachment to a fictional plant
I want a comic book movie with a great female villain
I want a movie with a female hero who doesn’t need to be rescued by her male counterpart
I want a comic book movie where the female hero’s costume isn’t somehow made to be more feminine or sexual
I want a movie where-
I want a comic book movie that gives due recognition to the creators of—
Dredd was a pretty fantastic movie. Excellent birthday present from Karl Urban to me.
Is there anything a natural 20 can’t do?
This is a poster idea I developed to show off the amazingness of tabletop rpgs.
"You attempt to pickpocket the man, but accidentally pull down his pants instead."
"You reach out to push the orc off the bridge, but instead lightly caress his back. He is uncomfortable."
"You try to stab the guard, but you stab your crotch instead. Roll fortitude."
"You say your name is Bob and not Jim. Your lie is misinterpreted and they now believe you are a serial killer."
"You swing your axe, but it slips from your fingers and sails across the room."
"In an attempt to dodge the incoming arrows, you jump into the swarm.”
"You bull rush the enemy but miss and jump off of the cliff."
"You try to land on your feet but you land on your sword instead."
"While providing first aid, your hand slips and you stab him in the heart. He dies instantly."
I CANT BREATHE
We’ve all heard of Betty Boop. But how many of you knew that she was based off of a BLACK woman.
Yes Betty Boop was based off of Ms.Esther Jones known by her stage name “Baby Esther”. She was an African-American singer and entertainer of the 1920’s. Her singing trademark was “Boop oop da doop” hence the name Betty Boop! She performed regularly at the cotton club in Harlem,New York.
The Four Marys: Fleming, Livingston, Seton, and Beaton, ladies-in-waiting to Mary Queen of Scots. Referenced off various court portraits from the 1560s, since there are no existing contemporary portraits of the four, but it was fun to interpret what we know about them. I’ll quote some bits from Fraser:
- Mary Fleming: Descended from the royal Stewarts, like her queen. “As her beauty bloomed, her remarkable combination of looks and vitality made her, in the opinion of Leslie, ‘the flower of the flock’… which the fair Fleming owed perhaps to her share of Stuart blood.” She was nicknamed “La Flaminia” and Thomas Randolph described her as “a Venus for beauty, a Minerva for wit, and a Juno in wealth”.
- Mary Livingston: Nicknamed “Lusty”, she was athletic and lively. As part of John Knox’s efforts to blacken Mary’s court: he wrote of Livingston, “It was weill knawin that schame haistit mariage between Johne Sempill, callit the Danser, and Marie Levingstoune, surnameit the Lustie”. However, Fraser says, she “owed her nickname of the Lusty to her energetic habit of dancing rather than to any raging physical appetites… The truth was that Mary Livingston was a girl of high spirits and exceptional vivacity, two qualities which were scarcely likely to commend her to Knox.”
- Mary Seton: More sober and quiet than the others, Fraser describes her as “The meekest of the four… The only Marie to remain unmarried, and the only one therefore to follow her queen into captivity, Mary Seton had a naturally devout nature, and also a certain amount of pardonable family pride – the Setons being among the grandest of the Scottish court families, and her father and brother in turn playing a leading part as magnates, loyal to the crown.” After the queen’s execution Seton spent the last years of her life in a convent.
- Mary Beaton: Huh, well, we don’t know too much about her life and Fraser doesn’t have too much to say about her, though she calls her “the most classically beautiful of the four”. The description most banded about regarding Beaton is that she was “pretty and plump, with fair hair and dark eyes”. Like the other four Marys she was educated alongside the queen and her handwriting was most similar to the queen’s, and it’s been long speculated that it was Beaton’s hand that wrote the infamous Casket letters that incriminated and discredited Mary, but I think it would be heartbreakingly awful if it were true.
Immaturity has been the keyword of my evening this far. That and kareoke.
I hope the porn blogs following me are learning a lot about social justice
POLICE BRUTALITY/TERRORISM STRIKES AGAIN: Witnesses Say A Utah African-American Man Was Running Away From Police When They Shot & Murdered Him [TW: Racism, Ethnocentrism, White Privilege]
An attorney for the family of the 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by Utah police last week says the evidence suggests he was running away—contradicting earlier reports that he had “lunged” at the police officers.
Darrien Hunt attracted police attention Wednesday morning outside Saratoga Springs when he allegedly began walking around with a samurai sword. His family later described the sword as a “harmless 3-foot souvenir sword with a rounded edge” purchased at a gift shop, the AP reports.
Hunt was reportedly shot at least four times and died on the street outside a Panda Expressrestaurant.
Police initially claimed they shot him after he “brandished the sword and lunged toward the officers with the sword,” Utah County Chief Deputy Attorney Tim Taylor told reporters.
But Hunt’s mother—and some witnesses—say otherwise.
"They killed my son because he’s black. No white boy with a little sword would they shoot while he’s running away," Susan Hunt told the Deseret Times. “Those stupid cops thought they had to murder over a toy. This is my baby. This is my family. And they ruined my family.”
According to the LA Times, there’s evidence that suggests the shooting may not have been warranted:
According to Salt Lake City attorney Randall K. Edwards, an independent autopsy conducted Saturday at the behest of Hunt’s family showed Hunt had been shot “numerous times,” none from the front.
"This is consistent with statements made by witnesses on the scene, who report that Darrien was shot to death while running away from the police," Edwards said in a statement provided to the Los Angeles Times on Sunday. "It would appear difficult, if not impossible, to reconcile these facts with the story released by the Utah County Attorney’s Office that Darrien was lunging toward the officers when he was shot. We continue to hope that a full investigation will reveal the whole truth about this tragedy."
The LA Times does note, however, that Edwards declined to identify the pathologist or provide reporters with a copy of the report.
[image via ABC 4 Utah]
Source: Gabrielle Bluestone for Gawker
You know shit cray when a white mom’s black son can’t even make it to 30.
they don’t care if your mom is white when you look black