jumpingjacktrash:

the-real-seebs:

inklesspen:

the-real-seebs:

… They are indeed not kidding. On the one hand, depressing. On the other hand, major games media covering this stuff and acknowledging that, no, this isn’t “normal”, this is very one-sided.

They closed comments because, guess what, the comments were horrible.

Some friends of mine curated a blog containing the unsolicited messages female gamers would receive just for being female. They regularly got comments from men who had no idea the kind of savagery that’s out there. To be a woman in video games is to be perceived as a threat to be put down and an object to be acquired or destroyed.

Your friends are awesome people, and you can tell ‘em I said so. Not that they have any particular reason to care what I think.

But yeah, I have pointed people to that on a number of occasions.

it’s not enough for me to refrain from harrassing women; all that’s needed for evil to triumph is for good to do nothing. i have to do more than be respectful myself. i won’t team with anyone who talks shit to/about women in a game. i won’t stay in a guild with them. i won’t help them find things, trade with them, or basically give them any positive interaction at all.

i don’t expect that any individual adolescent fucktruck will figure out he’s getting stonewalled for being a sexist little shit and change his ways, but if enough gamers get in the habit of cutting those jerks off, the culture will begin to change.

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rollership:

How Cities Should Be Designed by Mikael Colville-Andersen 

Tags: environment :)

bankuei:

talkdowntowhitepeople:

no you don’t understand how important this is
it’s an Ancient Greek sling bullet and it’s inscribed with the words ΔΕΞΑΙ or “TAKE THAT”
seriously? JFC can you imagine one of your comrades getting hit with one of these and you go to look and then

Bonus fuckery: much later, the Romans recorded that slings were one of the most demoralizing weapons…  The thing is, a number of brain injuries result in brain swelling and death hours after getting hit.
So there you are, marching away from the front lines, and a couple of your fellow soldiers start feeling a little sick, tired, or dizzy.  And then they’re dead.  Just like that. 

bankuei:

talkdowntowhitepeople:

no you don’t understand how important this is

it’s an Ancient Greek sling bullet and it’s inscribed with the words ΔΕΞΑΙ or “TAKE THAT”

seriously? JFC can you imagine one of your comrades getting hit with one of these and you go to look and then

Bonus fuckery: much later, the Romans recorded that slings were one of the most demoralizing weapons…  The thing is, a number of brain injuries result in brain swelling and death hours after getting hit.

So there you are, marching away from the front lines, and a couple of your fellow soldiers start feeling a little sick, tired, or dizzy.  And then they’re dead.  Just like that. 

(Source: theancientworld, via against-stars)

Tags: history

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

crusherccme:

found this gem in the 1996 Cornell Women’s Handbook. it’s what to say when a guy tries to get out of using a condom

(via misandry-mermaid)

toxicrants:

daughterofargus:

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.
That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …
#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing

UK I am disgusted. Fucking abstain? Don’t turn a blind eye to this shit. The moment a Leeds Student is on the downed Malaysian airplane in Ukraine we care about sanctioning Russia but God Forbid we care about the 600 dead people in Palestine.

toxicrants:

daughterofargus:

socialismartnature:

Breaking via ABC News: UN Human Rights Council votes to open inquiry into alleged war crimes in Gaza; U.S. is the ONLY “no” vote.

That’s because the U.S. is a direct accomplice to every war crime that Israel commits.

I’m also intrigued by which countries voted “abstain.” Weird how the EU doesn’t seem to want to get involved …

#israel #Palestine #war crimes #genocide #ethnic cleansing

UK I am disgusted. Fucking abstain? Don’t turn a blind eye to this shit. The moment a Leeds Student is on the downed Malaysian airplane in Ukraine we care about sanctioning Russia but God Forbid we care about the 600 dead people in Palestine.

(Source: twitter.com)

earendil-was-a-mariner:

My milkshakes bring them all and in the darkness bind them. 

(via against-stars)

(Source: bodyrock, via claudiaboleyn)

girlsgetbusyzine:

RESPECT TEENAGE GIRLS

girlsgetbusyzine:

RESPECT TEENAGE GIRLS

(Source: lucyannr, via nacreouslucidity)

ladoddsy:

streetlightarson:

perfectperfidy:

boxlunches:


The Iron Throne as described in the novels, officially endorsed by GRRM on his blog as the most accurate artistic representation thus far. By artist Marc Simonetti.

Oh

What the fuck that isn’t safe

No, it’s not. The histories talk about how the throne is cruel to unworthy kings. Jaime would talk about how Aerys Targaryen would constantly be covered in scabs from sitting on the throne carelessly. 

'No man should sit comfortably upon the throne'
It is meant to be an ugly, monstrous beauty. And several times during the books Joffrey cuts himself on throne.

ladoddsy:

streetlightarson:

perfectperfidy:

boxlunches:

The Iron Throne as described in the novels, officially endorsed by GRRM on his blog as the most accurate artistic representation thus far. By artist Marc Simonetti.

Oh

What the fuck that isn’t safe

No, it’s not. The histories talk about how the throne is cruel to unworthy kings. Jaime would talk about how Aerys Targaryen would constantly be covered in scabs from sitting on the throne carelessly. 

'No man should sit comfortably upon the throne'

It is meant to be an ugly, monstrous beauty. And several times during the books Joffrey cuts himself on throne.

(Source: jinx-effect, via claudiaboleyn)

sansaweek:


I’m glad to introduce you to the upcoming Sansa Stark Appreciation Week! A week for all of her fans to join and honor our dear wolf lady from 25 to 31 August. How? By making a creation each day during a week, all dedicated to Sansa Stark. Any kind of creation is welcomed here: gifs, graphics, fanart, fanmixes and fanfics/drabbles.
These are the prompts for each day, and also the schedule for the week:

Day 1: Favorite quote(s)
Day 2: Favorite trai(s)
Day 3: Favorite season/book
Day 4: Favorite relationship
Day 5: One scene
Day 6: Sansa + color
Day 7: Anything you like!

Remember to tag your work as “sansa appreciation week” within the first five tags, so I can find them and reblog them. Any work in this tag will be published (unless it goes against some of the rules of the blog.)
Here you have some extra information on the week. If you have any doubt, just ask me :)

sansaweek:

I’m glad to introduce you to the upcoming Sansa Stark Appreciation Week! A week for all of her fans to join and honor our dear wolf lady from 25 to 31 August. How? By making a creation each day during a week, all dedicated to Sansa Stark. Any kind of creation is welcomed here: gifs, graphics, fanart, fanmixes and fanfics/drabbles.

These are the prompts for each day, and also the schedule for the week:

Day 1: Favorite quote(s)

Day 2: Favorite trai(s)

Day 3: Favorite season/book

Day 4: Favorite relationship

Day 5: One scene

Day 6: Sansa + color

Day 7: Anything you like!

Remember to tag your work as “sansa appreciation week” within the first five tags, so I can find them and reblog them. Any work in this tag will be published (unless it goes against some of the rules of the blog.)

Here you have some extra information on the week. If you have any doubt, just ask me :)

(via claudiaboleyn)

dickensianwerewolf:

fromonesurvivortoanother:

The whole “earth is round not flat” thing as a major scientific discovery is a very Western-centric thing

Arab and Asian empires had mathematically proven the earth was round way before white people

Arab mathematicians had calculated the circumference of the Earth hundreds of years before Columbus sailed. Even the ancient Greeks knew the world was round and provided their own estimates for size. The real reason nobody except Spain would give Columbus money to go to Asia was because the math had been done and everybody knew the journey from Europe to Asia by sailing west was ridiculously longer than Columbus was claiming. Columbus wasn’t just bad at geography, he also flunked math.

(via claudiaboleyn)

Tags: history

nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

nohnoelle:

How To Train Your Humans

(Source: epic-humor, via nacreouslucidity)

vivapalestine:

"Multiple reports and witnesses have confirmed that almost half of Gaza city is now covered with white phosphorus gas. Mainly Shaja’ya area. This is not the first time Israel uses this brutal and heartless war method which burns the body and produces toxic gases. Incase you didn’t know, white phosphorus gas is illegal in all international war laws, and UN laws. It is a war crime.”
Mohammed Zeyara

vivapalestine:

"Multiple reports and witnesses have confirmed that almost half of Gaza city is now covered with white phosphorus gas. Mainly Shaja’ya area. This is not the first time Israel uses this brutal and heartless war method which burns the body and produces toxic gases. Incase you didn’t know, white phosphorus gas is illegal in all international war laws, and UN laws. It is a war crime.”

Mohammed Zeyara

(via adoseofrevolution)

i might just be going insane but

i am kind of creeped out because when i got home today i saw that one of my drawers was half-open but i don’t think i left it like that when i went out today and i’m afraid someone might have gotten in throught my balcony (i left the door and window slightly open, but with a string making sure they wouldn’t open wide, because of the heat)

my balcony is like kind of a terrace in the way it’s not free-standing but it’s a long stretch of terrace devided into balconies by rails, so it’s only a climbable rail that separates me from my neighbours but they seem like nice people, not creepy people.

and i can’t see anything missing; my keyboard was still there, my laptop was still on my table and none of my jewelry were missing, and i mean those are kind of the most valuable things i own. so i might have just forgotten i opened it earlier, or the drawer was opened by some sort of freak heat thing, or there is some kind of creepy serial killer neighbour who crept into my home only to open that drawer to unsettle me and is going to horribly kill me in my sleep tonight. probably.

thebetterworldfight:

windows-vriska:

the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands

we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her

^^^THIS. 

(via claudiaboleyn)