September192014

tamorapierce:

ihatecispeople:

if the creator has to say “yeah this one vague line was refering to this character being gay” it doesnt count as representation. if it’s a punchline at the end of the movie, it doesn’t count as representation. if the writer announces it outside the work but never in the work it doesnt fucking count as representation

ouch.

Any tips for how to clarify someone’s asexual in a fantasy setting without them really having a word for it?

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8PM

1. If you don’t like the way he kisses you, you won’t like the way he fucks you. Get up and leave.

2. If he won’t go down on you, but expects you to go down on him, laugh. Get up and leave.

3. If you don’t want to do something and he doesn’t respect that, slap him round the face. Get up and leave.

4. If he isn’t okay with the imperfections on your skin, if he says they turn him off, get up and leave.

5. If you don’t want to shave your legs and he thinks that’s disgusting and refuses to touch them, get up and leave.

6. If he doesn’t see your body as a masterpiece, as a complete work of art, get up and leave.

7. If he makes you feel uncomfortable about any part of your body, get up and leave.

Get up and leave // E.E (via be-fearless-brave-and-kind)

Love this so much

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I needed this post

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7PM
thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

dr-archeville:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

gailsimone:

-inquisitiveginger:

gailsimone:

littlemoongoddess:

ilovebender:

Mind-blowingly FUCKING AWESOME Nebula cosplay
dear lord

GLORIOUS

HOLY CRAP.

So many notes but no credit to the cosplayer! It’s Karin Olava Effects, who is bad ass, by the way.

You’re absolutely right, and thank you for the correction.
Fabtastic job, Karin!

I could easily have believed this was an actual pic of Karen Gillan in the movie costume :D

Whoa!

SO AWESOME <3

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

dr-archeville:

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

gailsimone:

-inquisitiveginger:

gailsimone:

littlemoongoddess:

ilovebender:

Mind-blowingly FUCKING AWESOME Nebula cosplay

dear lord

GLORIOUS

HOLY CRAP.

So many notes but no credit to the cosplayer! It’s Karin Olava Effects, who is bad ass, by the way.

You’re absolutely right, and thank you for the correction.

Fabtastic job, Karin!

I could easily have believed this was an actual pic of Karen Gillan in the movie costume :D

Whoa!

SO AWESOME <3

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5PM

sunshinedorkface:

I have Keratoconus which is a genetic condition that causes the cornea to turn cone shaped. It makes it hard to see, because bright lights form halo effects, obscuring the vision, and making it difficult to read, and in my case, draw. The day before my birthday, I went to a specialist, who gave me three options; Cross linking eye surgery, (which is still considered experimental in the United States, and not covered by insurance) Intact lenses (also not covered by insurance) or complete cornea transplants (Which is covered by insurance, but much riskier than the other two listed). 

Although there is some hope, since the Intacts is currently going through trial runs and studies for it to be approved by most insurances, I will learn by october, if I will be an acceptible participant for the study, and receive the intacts at either a reduced price, or not pay at all.

But, worse case scenerio, I will have to pay $5000-9000 per eye.

I cannot afford that, on my walmart salary. My family is barely skating by with what we have, and we still struggle every month to make ends meet. There is absolutely no way we would be able to pay for this surgery.

And, that really scares me. 

As an artist, and a writer, I depend so much on my eyes. Keratoconus is not curable, and will only worsten, if they go untreated. I NEED this surgery, but I can’t pay for it, with the few hundred bucks I get from putting up with walmart customers.

So, I turn to you, Tumblr. This is very hard for me to do, since I was raised to believe that if someone can work for their money, they very well should, and reserve the free help to the people who truly cannot help themselves. But, if you feel like you can, and want to donate, please feel free to send that money to my Paypal, at maryzolgarcia90@yahoo.com

If you want to help in another way, please spread my Commissioning Info or feel free to commission a piece of artwork from me directly by sending me an ask here, note me at my Dev.artor Email me your information at the same Email stated for my Paypal.

Simply re-blogging this really helps as well.

Thank you for taking your time for reading this out.

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art 

4PM

pantyslime:

protect your real life female friends, all of them, protect your trans girls and your women of color and your queer girls

criticize your female characters, critically think about who created them and why they’re there and don’t be afraid to speak up about how maybe they’re not perfect just because they’re female

not

the other

way

around

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3PM
sciguy:

bleedingxxxhearts:

queenravenclaw:

bleedingxxxhearts:

Got a CaptionCall phone installed yesterday! I don’t use VRS because I’m not fluent in ASL, whenever I use online text services I get hung up on, and I’m really excited about this! I went to my audiologist about a month ago and saw a pamphlet for this, and I asked my audi if I could get one of these, she said yes and called the company for me and filled out the paperwork.
Its amplified so I can sorta hear the other person’s voice, and whatever the other person says is captioned so I can see what they say. The ringer is amplified so I can tell when someone is calling. And its hearing aid compatible. It’s not perfect, but it’s enough so I can make some phone calls by myself. And tonight, for the first time in over 2 years, I was able to have a short conversation with my sister over the phone. Gotta love assistive technology! I can’t wait to use it more. 
 

What a cool phone. At work they really want to get some sort of phone that I could use at work. They want to make our place more accessible. But I don’t know how much longer I’ll be there. Should of been done so long ago.

I really like this phone because the captions are amazing, and they CORRECT THEIR MISTAKES! My sister was talking about shooting an AK-47 for the first time today and the captionist wrote 1847 and I got confused so I had my sister repeat herself and they not only wrote it right the second time, they went back and corrected the first time. If you go onto www.captioncall.com it says how you can go about getting one. Even if you aren’t there much longer, they need to make it more accessible for the time you are there. 

Reblogging for anyone with hearing impairments, because this looks neat!

sciguy:

bleedingxxxhearts:

queenravenclaw:

bleedingxxxhearts:

Got a CaptionCall phone installed yesterday! I don’t use VRS because I’m not fluent in ASL, whenever I use online text services I get hung up on, and I’m really excited about this! I went to my audiologist about a month ago and saw a pamphlet for this, and I asked my audi if I could get one of these, she said yes and called the company for me and filled out the paperwork.

Its amplified so I can sorta hear the other person’s voice, and whatever the other person says is captioned so I can see what they say. The ringer is amplified so I can tell when someone is calling. And its hearing aid compatible. It’s not perfect, but it’s enough so I can make some phone calls by myself. And tonight, for the first time in over 2 years, I was able to have a short conversation with my sister over the phone. Gotta love assistive technology! I can’t wait to use it more. 

 

What a cool phone. At work they really want to get some sort of phone that I could use at work. They want to make our place more accessible. But I don’t know how much longer I’ll be there. Should of been done so long ago.

I really like this phone because the captions are amazing, and they CORRECT THEIR MISTAKES! My sister was talking about shooting an AK-47 for the first time today and the captionist wrote 1847 and I got confused so I had my sister repeat herself and they not only wrote it right the second time, they went back and corrected the first time. If you go onto www.captioncall.com it says how you can go about getting one. Even if you aren’t there much longer, they need to make it more accessible for the time you are there. 

Reblogging for anyone with hearing impairments, because this looks neat!

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2PM
12PM

Someone in a thread over at the Pathfinder RPG pafe said said “These personal issues really distracts from the game. Does anyone remember the days when none of this stuff was a friggin issue and all we had was fun????”

Such a time never existed, and if you think it does it’s because either as a guy you never had to deal with it, or for some reason your experiences were sheltered.

You know what days *I* remember?

I remember being told no matter how well I rolled, my female D&D fighter could not, as a matter of the *rules* be as strong as a man. Another player could decide his 13-year-old boy PC had a 18/00 Strength because he was magically blessed, but as a female character I *couldn’t*.

I remember bringing in a new character and being told they’d pick me up at the next village, and my background would be randomly rolled for. And do you know what was rolled? Harlot. And then I had to see what KIND of harlot. But, I was assured, this was totally fair. Because I might end up being a pimp, which would mean I was a male character.

But no, I was a wanton wench.

I remember not being ABLE to find a figure for a female warrior who didn’t have her tits, ass, thighs, or all of the above exposed. I remember being shown an editorial in Dragon Magazine where Kim Mohan *admitted* that sexualization in female miniatures was a problem, but claimed the Strength cap wasn’t “something any reasonable person could argue with” … AND didn’t offer any suggestions on how to deal with either issue.

I remember being told that since my magic-user’s level title for the next level was “sorcerer,” and not “sorceress,” and there was NO evidence in the rules of female sorcerers, I could NOT gain that level.

These were the people who TAUGHT me to role-play. And yeah that last argument is stupid, but I had NO WAY of knowing that. I mean there were racial caps for classes, and a Strength cap for gender, so why wouldn’t I accept a gender cap for classes?

Those days sucked. Roleplaying was so great a thrill I wanted to do it anyway. It wasn’t until one of the toads I played with physically assaulted me I left that group, because I was young and impressionable and they had LOTS of evidence that was just How the Game Was Played.

Never, EVER think that HOW a company describes things, presents itself, covers issue of gender and sexual orientation in the rules, and comports itself with customers doesn’t have a MAJOR impact on the culture of people playing the game.

TSR, and then WotC, had a LONG history of showing that women are second-class PCs at best, and mostly exist as sex objects to cling to the thighs of Conan-like heroes. Played by Boys. Gary Gygaz once said that women’s Brains are “Wired Differently,” and that’s why they just aren’t interested in rpgs. Of course that attitude impacted how woman were portrayed, and thus how a lot of players and DMs played.

It’s NOT that “All Cheesecake is Bad.” I’m not claiming you can’t have sexy character and nods to pulp – you just have to have them for both genders, and you have to have more than that. You have to show a RANGE of characters, male and female, spellcaster and warrior, preferable in every product but absolutely in the core rules.

Paizo and Pathfinder do a MUCH better job of that than anything WotC did before 5e (and 5e is too new to fairly judge either way). And so yeah, it is NO surprise to me when I can have fun with every Pathfinder group I ever meet, and get inappropriately harassed by about a third of the MTG and D&D groups I encounter.

So yeah, this stuff matters. It has ALWAYS mattered. And we NEED it in order to allow EVERYONE to “all have fun.”

Dungeon Dames (via adventuresinozrpg)

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11AM

greenekangaroo:

mrs-jack-turner:

maskednocturnalvigilantism:

paramaline:

shout out to thorin oakenshield for getting lost in the shire not once, but twice

#not all those who wander are lost #(but some are)

too majestic to ask for directions

Even the ring wraiths asked for directions.

Even the ring wraiths asked for directions 

(Source: boromirs, via chinburd)

10AM
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