I’m doing [DWTS] because I was really scared when they initially asked me and I don’t operate in a place of fear and I had to conquer it.[x]
BIG PHOTOSETS FOREVER FOR THEY ARE MUCH HARDER TO IGNORE / a lot of these don’t have hi-res versions available, but i still want to post them
This was not an exaggeration. The government ignored the issue of HIV/AIDS for years before anything was done. Gay and Queer communities had to form their own clinics because no government agencies cared for them. Back then, being diagnosed was equivalent to a death sentence or extreme debt and poor quality of life/a significantly shortened lifespan.
Things got so desperate that people literally had “Die-Ins”— in contemporary usage this refers to masses of people simulating death in order to protest something (like the War in Iraq). In this case, however, fatally sick people would literally lie down in public places and protest with what little energy they had left until they died. There is some footage of a church Die-In in the documentary Beyond Stonewall. The middle image here of that person’s jacket is not an extreme political statement; it’s what people had to do because they had no other options.
queer politics aren’t all hrc t-shirts and shiny lobbying. So many people have already forgotten this extremely recent history.
I drew this a few years ago. Figured it was time to clean it up a bit and share.
I fixed these up for my Sir last week and presented them to him as an offering. Since my interest in bootblacking started he’d mentioned being interested in getting boots which I would care for, so I thought it would be an appropriate start to fix up a high quality pair someone didn’t want, and to offer them to him already with my effort, intent and devotion rubbed in. Not pictured here are the hunter green paracord laces I swapped in for the fraying cord laces, or the sheen on them after the second coat of Huberd’s.
- If you don’t watch a series entirely you are not a true fan
- If you do watch a series entirely you are not a true fan
You are only a true fan if you:
- are powered by electricity
- have multiple flat blades
- spin around really fast
i got so mad then laughed so hard
BEST GIF USE EVER
no but let’s queer it up, shakespeare edition
- let’s talk about the three witches in macbeth and how they were definitely getting it on in graveyards at midnight
- let’s talk about horatio and hamlet and “good night, sweet prince” and how fucking stupid head over heels in…
Passive Resistance Training, SNCC, Atlanta, GA, 1960, by James Karales, courtesy Duke University Library
people had to be trained to deal wit the evil of white people
I hope this makes it clear to folks that non-violence as expressed during the Civil Rights Movement was not simply a moral or political choice. It was a tactical application as well.
Do y’all think SNCC, SCLC, CORE, MLK, Jr. or anyone else wanted to witness their people being beaten, that they wanted to stay their fists and guns when their CHILDREN were being murdered? If you do, I suggest you go back to history class, because MLK, Medgar Evers, Bayard Rustin, almost any person you can think of who advocated non-violence had armed guards and personnel in place for their and their people’s safety.
Non-violence as a resistance strategy was an attempt at provocation. Recognize that. Recognize that’s why these folks are training. Because they’re performing provocation through passive resistance. By not striking back they were illustrating the madness and vitriol of white supremacy. They were exposing in the most dramatic manner possible the denial of their humanity.
Understand: This was not turn the other cheek, this was looking into the eyes of the Devil and not backing down.
this is a damn good point to counter all the nonviolence moralistic liberal bullshit going on continuously in activist spaces.
Bolded some things.
I’m not even a gamer but I would play this so hard.
and you would get sorted an junk and it would be great
Isn’t this secretly what we all wanted Pottermore to be?
Okay so my mind started rolling with this and omfg okay just hear me out
So like it starts of sort of like Sims and Skyrim, okay. You get your owl and you go do your shopping for stuff for Hogwarts, but you don’t get to see your character just yet. When you get to Hogwarts and your sorting ceremony, you get to customise how they look and what sort of traits they have. After you customise all that, you get sorted via a quiz (sort of like Pottermore) and it rolls with that and you get sorted.
Through the game, you get to study magic (obvious) and you have adventures and stuff where you have to make decisions. These decisions later decide what your Patronus and Animagus will be, as well as what your fear is for you Boggart (though this could also possibly be decided on when you’re making your character idk whatever).
So during the summer holidays, you have adventures in the Muggle world (depending on what your blood status is, which could be decided randomly) if you’re Muggle-born. If you’re Pure-Blooded, you have adventures in the wizarding world. If you’re Half-Blooded, you can do both. But here’s the thing, if you spend more time in the Muggle world, you get more information on going on’s in the Muggle world, and same goes for the Wizarding world if you spend more time in the Wizarding world. And after a period of time, like maybe in your fourth year?, you can get papers and news from whichever world you’re not in most often. And your knowledge of the events of the world, both Wizarding and Muggle alike, can factor into the gameplay somehow.
And then in your Fifth and Seventh years, you have your O.W.L.s and your N.E.W.T.s, and these factor into what career choices you’ll have later on as well. So like if you score high in Herbology and Potions, you’d have career options like Healer, Herbologist, and Potion Master.
AND THEN THE WORLD BECOMES YOURS. YOU CAN CONTINUE RELATIONSHIPS YOU HAD IN HOGWARTS AFTERWARDS, OR YOU CAN MEET NEW PEOPLE, OR WHATEVER. AND THEN IT JUST BECOMES THIS HUGE SANDBOX OF FUN AND WONDERMENT.
YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL MIND
YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!!!
I WOULD PLAY THIS SO HARD
Sims IV: Harry Potter
pocket-alex you need a kickstarter for this
Listen to me, you can’t fix people.
Your love won’t make him stop hating his father
and your devotion won’t cure her of her childhood.
All you can do is be there, violets sprouting out
from your ribs, acceptance on your lips, your own
wounds still bleeding and all you can do is be there
and sometimes that’s enough, sometimes that’s everything.
CRYING ABOUT THE IDEA OF NEWT JUST DECIDING TO DRIFT WITH RANDOM SHIT HE LIKES
TIGERS ARE COOL LET’S DRIFT WITH A TIGER
I LOVE THIS CHEESESTEAK IMA DRIFT WITH IT
CAN YOU DRIFT WITH A BLU-RAY COPY OF “PAPRIKA” LET’S FIND OUT
I Love You Cuz You Make Me Feel Much Better Than I Am
Rating: Mature-ish. Warning for Hannibal being himself in the worst possible way.
Getting Newt to put out is like shooting fish in a barrel. With a nuclear bomb.
Newt’s got Daddy and Mommy issues and probably Uncle, Aunt, and Grandpa issues too, so he’s achingly ready to accept anyone of the right age who will give him even the smallest drop of the attention he craves. It’s obvious too that it’s been so long since anyone touched him that he’d roll over for a dog if it asked him politely enough. (Or a kaiju—probably especially for that, come to think of it.) Worse yet, Newt actually likes the fact that Hannibal is a mobster who could break his neck with one hand, pops a boner every time Hannibal pulls a knife or a gun, and then comes back for seconds. There’s flirting with danger and then there’s deep-throating it before it can even buy you a drink, and Newt’s doing the latter.
The kid thinks he’s got the ‘nads to call Hannibal a one-eyed bitch and get away with it, but really all he’s got is that desperate look Hannibal loves so much. He doesn’t have to work hard with people like Newt, they’ll manipulate themselves for him and all he has to do is sit back and enjoy the ride. Newt won’t expect roses or phonecalls or even to have his dick touched occasionally, he’s far too delighted that anyone wants him at all.
Newt couldn’t survive his way out of a wet paper bag and it’s nothing short of a miracle that he’s lived this long. And Hannibal is nothing if not willing to take advantage of opportunity. So all he has to say is “Babe, I’m pretty sure you were made for me” and Newt is his, his, all his.