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    How to talk to a “Gamer”

    Consider asking the Gamer about their “Specs”, which is short for spectres. Gamers enjoy passing the time by discussing the various ghosts trapped within their “gaming” contraptions. At this point, they will begin rattling off a long list of entirely meaningless numbers, letters, and phrases. This should give you enough time to prepare your sedative.

    delighted to let you all know this works like a dream

    imagine having to travel the world with your little sister and two twelve year olds who are all extremely powerful, traumatized, and stubborn, and you have very tangible goals with real stakes but to get them to do anything you have to know how to apply a very delicate touch. and you have to do that for months with absolutely no one to vent to. the fact that sokka didn’t lose every single shred of sanity he had is a testament to his fortitude and strength of character. im just saying.

    and then the second you’re about to spend a nice, romantic evening with your awesome girlfriend who is your peer, zuko fucking barges in and demands you describe to him in vivid detail how your mother was murdered. like that won’t kill the mood. smh

    everyone always goes on about how katara had to grow up too fast and was so motherly for being a very young teenager and that kind of thing has real psychological consequences but like also: goddamn, sokka was a fifteen year old boy who had the care and feeding of three deeply wounded kids who each had the capacity to kill him on accident, plus zuko. water tribe culture might have some rigid, sexist bullshit to get past, but holy shit does it apparently raise good boys. 

    Tumblr is so interesting in terms of its role in pop culture and human consciousness, because we just don’t...have celebrity accounts to follow. almost no famous person uses tumblr as part of their public presentation. (If they do, apparently no one cares enough about them to put them on my dash practically ever.) Likewise, the “big” tumblr accounts got to where they are purely because of the stuff they post on tumblr and not because they are well known elsewhere.

    HOWEVER (and here’s the bizarre thing) if you get a popular post on tumblr, it’s basically a permanent fixture of Internet culture. Get a funny textpost past 50k notes and it’s common knowledge among young internet users, and can be found reposted to Instagram, Reddit, Facebook, and random clickbait websites.

    The half life of a Tumblr shitpost is longer than that of carbon-14. Tumblr produces a wildly disproportionate amount of original internet text-based content. There are funny tweets, but none of them really end up pop-cultural juggernauts like Randy Your Sticks or None Pizza with Left Beef.

    Tumblr is the O- blood type of the internet.

    <>Here’s some fun facts about one of my favorite stories being told in Hamilton: this is Ariana Debose, who plays a special role within the ensemble known as The Bullet. She’s killed for suspected espionage right after You’ll Be Back, and is the first one to die (not counting Hamilton’s mother or cousin who hangs himself).

    After this moment, she becomes an omen of death. At the beginning of Stay Alive, she carries a shot that narrowly avoids hitting Hamilton. In Yorktown, she helps Laurens kill a redcoat, shakes his hand, then Laurens is the next to die. In I Know Him, she’s the one bringing the message to King George about John Adams and symbolically heralding the impending doom of Hamilton’s political career. During Blow Us All Away, she’s the one who tells Phillip where to find George Eacker, (and flirts with him! Phillip is literally flirting with death!) then Phillip is the next to die. In Your Obedient Servent, she brings the desk on stage and hands Burr the quill to write the first of several letters that will eventually lead to Alexander Hamilton’s death. During the final duel, she again catches a bullet (fired by Burr), and if you watch her, she gets closer and closer to hitting Hamilton while he’s doing his soliloquy until Eliza pops onto stage. At this point, The Bullet is stopped by other members of the ensemble, the time freeze is abandoned, and we all know what happens‬ next. (soure: JC Payne)

    “I was a police officer for nearly ten years and I was a bastard. We all were.

    “This essay has been kicking around in my head for years now and I’ve never felt confident enough to write it. It’s a time in my life I’m ashamed of. It’s a time that I hurt people and, through inaction, allowed others to be hurt. It’s a time that I acted as a violent agent of capitalism and white supremacy. Under the guise of public safety, I personally ruined people’s lives but in so doing, made the public no safer… so did the family members and close friends of mine who also bore the badge alongside me.

    “But enough is enough.

    “The reforms aren’t working. Incrementalism isn’t happening. Unarmed Black, indigenous, and people of color are being killed by cops in the streets and the police are savagely attacking the people protesting these murders.

    “American policing is a thick blue tumor strangling the life from our communities and if you don’t believe it when the poor and the marginalized say it, if you don’t believe it when you see cops across the country shooting journalists with less-lethal bullets and caustic chemicals, maybe you’ll believe it when you hear it straight from the pig’s mouth.”

    Read the full article <>here.

    Via medium.com

    read this read this read this read this read this read this read this

    Read this. In its entirety.

    please read this article. and share it with your dumbass facebook relatives who always want to “see both sides”, because here it is straight from a pig’s mouth

    A Very Good Read for those of us wondering “what could cause those human beings to behave like they do” in this current situation. For both those of us from outside the US and those not familiar with the culture and inner workings of the violent US Police system. The author also lists various ways to improve the situation. Please read. 

    Friendly reminder that fashion rules aren’t real, you can mix as many patterns as you want, your metals don’t have to match, you can wear boots or sneakers with dresses, clothes don’t have gender, trends are fleeting, if you’re comfortable in an outfit then it does fit your body type, every single one of your material possessions will rot into dust someday and so will you, it literally does not matter what cloth you drape your living flesh in, you are going to die and there is so escape. If you feel good in something just put it on, take a deep breath and have some tea or something.

    mix decades too! what are they gonna do, throw you in fashion jail??