@belanoreyringo said: Things Fall Apart was pivotal in understanding my misconceptions (& blind assumptions) about humans who come from and look other than me. I love that book.

part of me feels like a butt because i could genuinely not tell the time period until the christians came, and even then i was pretty unsure on the whole decade. and century. reading makes your brain so good.

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Hedy Epstein, a 90-year-old Holocaust survivor was arrested on Monday during unrest in Ferguson Epstein, who aided Allied forces in the Nuremberg trials, was placed under arrest “for failing to disperse.” 8 others were also arrested.
"I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was ninety," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re ninety.” Epstein is currently an activist and a vocal supporter of the Free Gaza Movement. 
thaumivore:

finally buckling down on requests aaahaha
this is for tamikasarmy, who asked for platonic dancing w/ cecil and dana!! also bffs totally go galaxy print shopping together
vest and leggings both from whatwouldcecilwear

epwnine:

date a girl who reads. date a girl who reads every book she can get her hands on. who slaughtered a librarian to read those books. date a girl who shoots down helicopters with slingshots and commands an army. wait, did i say date? i meant follow into battle. follow Tamika Flynn into battle.

What is a fandom?
Anonymous

illkim:

Imagine that girl in elementary school that never stopped talking about horses in a class with 1700 other girls who are obsessed with horses in a class about horses

headcanon for cecil. still new listening to the whole podcast, but i like to imagine the creepy messages he delivers at the beginning are said with a genuine smile. you know, it’s just a dose of daily advice for you. carlos was originally the other half of this but he’s doing a terrible brain-to-computer transfer that was driving me maaaaad.

me in samcheongdong
itistimetodisappear:

So just a really quick sketch of what I think old toothless would look like. Someone said on my ask a while ago that toothless’ nubs may one day lead to a bewilderbeast-like mane. They said that the bewilderbeast probably started out with nubs like toothless’. I forgot who said that but it was a great headcanon.
jakewyattriot:

Working the night shift, warmed up with some concept work for a little comic I’d like to make.
I wrote the outline last night.
I’m gonna bug my editor about it on Monday.
I think this should happen.
-Jake
You realize that everything the police are doing in Ferguson is carefully calculated, right? They’re purposely turning peaceful protests into riots. They’re purposely committing violence to incite violence. From saying ‘We won’t be answering 911 calls,’ which is a very clever way to set themselves up to be able to say, ‘We were afraid for our safety - any call could really be an ambush, our lives were in danger’ right down to the camouflage and the military tanks and wearing more body armor than a soldier in a war zone. Its exactly why they’re going for a media blackout - yet allowing certain photos through - they WANT you to see their tanks. They want you to see their riot gear. They WANT you to see a war-zone. They’re trying to sell the world the idea that this community is inherently and constantly a source of violence and turmoil - they want you to think that they [the police] are being attacked daily in a place so vicious they need full body armor. You know why? Because then, at the end of the day, you might just be able to believe the story they’re going to spin. They’re going to tell you that this (white) officer goes to work in this war zone every day - that he spends every working moment in constant fear for his life. They’re going to tell you that Michael Brown attacked this officer. And then they’re going to bring up everything that has happened in the aftermath and try to use it to convince you that he shot that little boy because he was afraid for his life. They’re setting up a defense. You mark my words, they’re trying to set up a defense.

My mom’s take on what’s going on in Ferguson (via actualbanshee)

Your mom isn’t wrong. That’s why it’s so important to keep the signal going. Too many are silenced with lies and fear and if they cannot speak then we have to do it for them.

(via auntpol)