1000 Grains of Sand

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magneito:

the coolest part of harry potter to me is that the wizarding world is a really neat example of how innovation is born from necessity, and how a lack of necessity will ultimately stunt a society by hundreds of years of advances

jibblyuniverse:

Conceal, Don’t Feel

wordmage-girl:

Rethinking my latest Emelan ‘verse read and- Daja.

black and a woman and gay

tall and broad shouldered and flat chested

ridiculed and scolded by her family for her interest in smithing

cast out and denied acknowledgement of her existence by her people after her whole family died in a terrible accident that left her stranded for days

hated by racists and ignorants for being part of the people who cast her out

afraid to forget her culture and insisting on honoring her religion and family while embracing her love of smithing and craftsmanship

stopping an enormous uncontrollable forest fire as a thirteen year old to save a huge group of the people who cast her out and regard her as cursed and dirty and not even alive

using her new magic that is physically a part of her to do something good and having it backfire in her face and being betrayed by someone she trusted and admired

taking pity on the man who betrayed her and murdered so many and making his death painless

creating things like prosthetic legs and hearing aids along with art

finding love and discovering her sexuality and leaving the woman she loves behind because of principle and morals and how much she loves her foster-siblings

Daja Kisubo, the woman whose heart is strong and bright and as big as her whole body

lackofa:

sarah-j-partington:

ANIMATIC!

dat animatic tho

lackofa:

sarah-j-partington:

ANIMATIC!

dat animatic tho

- Joss Whedon

(Source: rufustfirefly)

underhuntressmoon:

jemmasimmns:

one difference between cats and dogs is that dogs do absolutely nothing to mask their clinginess while cats pretend it’s a coincidence they’re in the same room as you 97% of the time

"The fact I am laying on your face means nothing"

brsis:

achievementhugger:

thebabbagepatch:

ilacktact:

mycosmicreality:

adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket
http://goo.gl/WwvECT
Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.



Let me tell you guys a story. In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business. 35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms. 
But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG. In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings. 
But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:
How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.
On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%
Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.
Your move, America.

in 1987 a lone gunman killed 16 people, wounded 15 and then committed suicide. within six months the uk government passed an amendment to the firearms act effectively outlawing all high calibre, high frequency, high capacity rifles and shotguns.
in 1996 another lone gunman killed 16 children and their teacher, and then committed suicide. again within six months the uk government outlawed all handguns. special dispensation had to be issued in order to hold shooting competition as part of the 2012 olympic games, and british hopefuls had to train overseas.
you can legally own certain types of shotgun, .22 calibre rifles over a certain barrel length, and antiques. that’s it.
in the nigh-on twenty years since the uk has had one mass shooting. one. and we’re down to about 30 gun-related deaths annually.
there is not one example of gun control laws reducing mass shootings and gun-related homicide. there are dozens. it literally works every time. the usa is the anomaly not because it didn’t work but because it hasn’t tried.

brsis:

achievementhugger:

thebabbagepatch:

ilacktact:

mycosmicreality:

adeyami:

US students will be able to shield themselves during school shootings with the latest in body armour, the Bodyguard Blanket

http://goo.gl/WwvECT

Are fucking kidding me? I have been sitting at home and constantly watching the news after the events of yesterday. For those of you who are wondering, I am a junior at REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL! I was there when the shooter kept running in the halls trying to open the doors and get in. I was there in the dark praying and crying while my librarian kept saying ” they’ll have to kill me before they touch my kids” I have known her for three years, her determination to keep us safe broke her heart. Seeing this, that little children need protection in school. Are we sending kids to a battlefield? I have three little brothers ranging from 5-10, and still people have the nerve to speak about the second amendment? Really? I can’t even type anymore. I’m so disgusted and frustrated. When will you realize that it’s important to have gun control? When a shooter is pointing a gun at your child? Is that when you’ll realize that guns aren’t something to be kept around. People say it’s a free country but honesty, this country is more oppressed and diseased than any other country.

Show me ONE instance where gun control and gun free zones prevented school shootings.

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Let me tell you guys a story.
In 1996, in a little town in Australia called Port Arthur, a gunman killed 35 and injured 23. This place was a tourist attraction, with plenty of visitors and locals going about their business. 
35 people died.That’s 35 marriages, anniversaries, birthdays or uni degrees. 35 people left Port Arthur in body bags.
At the time, we had a pretty conservative government, and the Prime Minister at the time (in hindsight) was kind of a dick. But within two weeks of the shooting, Howard instituted a massive reform and buyback of all firearms. 

But it must be a statistical flaw, you say, there weren’t that many massacres before 1996, right? No, WRONG. 
In the eighteen years leading up to Port Arthur, there had been 13 mass shootings. 

But April, you ask, this couldn’t possibly have worked could it? Wouldn’t it only have reduced the mass shootings? WRONG.
Since 1996, there have been ZERO mass shootings. That’s right, ZERO. FUCKING ZILCH. There have been scattered homicides, however:

How many schools have been raided and children murdered? NONE.
How many film buffs have been murdered in their seats? NONE.
How many innocent lives have been lost to the barrel of a gun? NONE.

On top of this, homicides involving the use of guns, and youth suicide involving the use of guns has declined dramatically, by up to 60%

Australia, however much the environment tries to kill you, is a safe haven, and you can walk the streets with 99% assurance that you won’t fall victim to a drive by shooting.

Your move, America.

in 1987 a lone gunman killed 16 people, wounded 15 and then committed suicide. within six months the uk government passed an amendment to the firearms act effectively outlawing all high calibre, high frequency, high capacity rifles and shotguns.

in 1996 another lone gunman killed 16 children and their teacher, and then committed suicide. again within six months the uk government outlawed all handguns. special dispensation had to be issued in order to hold shooting competition as part of the 2012 olympic games, and british hopefuls had to train overseas.

you can legally own certain types of shotgun, .22 calibre rifles over a certain barrel length, and antiques. that’s it.

in the nigh-on twenty years since the uk has had one mass shooting. one. and we’re down to about 30 gun-related deaths annually.

there is not one example of gun control laws reducing mass shootings and gun-related homicide. there are dozens. it literally works every time. the usa is the anomaly not because it didn’t work but because it hasn’t tried.

thecatholicbadwolf-whowaited:

ink-its-art:

1kidsentertainment:

sempiternal-memory:

voiceofnature:

So I dyed my cats pink with leftover beet water. No regrets! <3 :D I had to wash them because of some oil spill they had gotten into, and chose to use the beet water, which is perfectly safe. I had no idea it would really make them this pink. 

I bet this poor person has gotten plenty of hate filled messages from people that didn’t read the caption and think she used real hair dye.

COTTON CANDY KITTY

OMG SO FLUFFY 

Majestic pink kitty

thecatholicbadwolf-whowaited:

ink-its-art:

1kidsentertainment:

sempiternal-memory:

voiceofnature:

So I dyed my cats pink with leftover beet water. No regrets! <3 :D
I had to wash them because of some oil spill they had gotten into, and chose to use the beet water, which is perfectly safe. I had no idea it would really make them this pink.

I bet this poor person has gotten plenty of hate filled messages from people that didn’t read the caption and think she used real hair dye.

COTTON CANDY KITTY

OMG SO FLUFFY 

Majestic pink kitty

idontlikeyourcat:

BROTP alert.

anarchacannibalism:

syntheticbaeddel:

disaffected-dyke:

misskatonik:

"your full name without an E,F,R,S,K,I,M,L,C,A,Y,N"

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vot tbd

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(Source: alwaysblind)

sexhaver:

check out this dude on the facebook page for my LGS getting mad about communists on a card spoiler post

makanidotdot:

got a request for hobo toph and opal, i’d been wanting to draw zhaofu toph and young opal so i did.  She’s telling opal about her old nonbender friend’s cool sword, and probably ruining something of Su’s to momentarily recreate it.

also did a age thing for my version of toph, kind of just to make sure I knew how I was getting from point A to point B.     also UGH GOD I GUESS I GOTTA GET ALL MY OLD TOPH STUFF OUT NOW BEFORE ITS’ NON CANON IN LIKE 3 WEEKS ALSO I REALLY AFRAID FOR TOPH LIKE OK AIWEI IS THE ONE WHO TOLD THE STORY ABOUT WHERE SHE WAS AND SHE IS PROBABLY THE ONLY OTHER ‘TRUTHSEER’ SO WHAT IF SHE’S NOT PARTY HOBO TOPH WHAT IF SHE’S CAPTIVE OR DOING SOMETHING NOT GOOD OR ????????????????? ok anyway

and little more rendered versions of the sisters idk what else i would post it with

girls-youvegotanotherone:

(Source: celaborn)

missellacronin:

Goals

(Source: the-narddog)

paradisdesbilles:

favourite tropes + SETTING UPDATE

Adaptations of old stories will frequently move them closer to the production in time and/or space, even if the original is only a couple of decades old.

Distinct from Recycled IN SPACE in that the purpose is to make the story more familiar and accessible, whereas that trope is often based around transplanting a story into a less familiar setting. Also, by its nature, a Setting Update is typically made long after the original, whereas a Recycled Premise is usually a Me Too made to cash in on hot demand. Sometimes, especially with the more radical changes, it can be a genuinely clever analogy.