birdhero:

i wonder if magic is real, but only in a really mundane way.

when i was little i could almost inerringly switch back to disney channel right as the ads ended when i was channel surfing.

maybe youve never accidentally crushed a ladybug underfoot. maybe your microwave popcorn never burns. maybe you can spin around lots and lots of times before you get dizzy.

is that magic??

honestly im not sure if these are magic or just small, invisible skills. im not sure which i like better.

I have this total skill/instinct to always know when the kettle boils. Like, once we set a reeeaaaaly full kettle and went for a walk and after a bit, I just got this feeling so I said let’s go back, the waters gonna boil. It started whistling about 3 seconds after we walked in the house.

birdhero:

i wonder if magic is real, but only in a really mundane way.

when i was little i could almost inerringly switch back to disney channel right as the ads ended when i was channel surfing.

maybe youve never accidentally crushed a ladybug underfoot. maybe your microwave popcorn never burns. maybe you can spin around lots and lots of times before you get dizzy.

is that magic??

honestly im not sure if these are magic or just small, invisible skills. im not sure which i like better.

humansofpakistan:

Chalo unko yaad karay..
24 years old Fizza Malik Malik, a law graduate from the London School of Law, was among 11 people who were killed during a suicide bombing and firing attack at the Islamabad district courts. (March 3rd 2014)"She did not live long enough to see her licence to practise law arrive in the mail."

humansofpakistan:

Chalo unko yaad karay..

24 years old Fizza Malik Malik, a law graduate from the London School of Law, was among 11 people who were killed during a suicide bombing and firing attack at the Islamabad district courts. (March 3rd 2014)
"She did not live long enough to see her licence to practise law arrive in the mail."

Hi, I saw your donation drive on AO3, and I'm wondering what the money is for, exactly? $70,000 seems like a /lot/ of money. Is there somewhere I can see a list of intended purposes? Thank you!
Anonymous

frost-iron:

januarium:

transformativeworks:

70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.

I find it amazing that people think that’s a lot of money to ask. It’s incredibly expensive to fund such heavily used and non ad supported websites, and that before anyone even gets paid for their work. I am definitely donating what I can to this drive, and I hope if you have a few dollars spare and benefit from Archive of Our Own, or any of their projects you will consider donating as well.

If you would like to donate you can do so here :)

tamorapierce:

totallyamelia:

imightgetcynical:

totallyamelia:

Yeaaaahhh…

Marriage equality is cool and all, but uh…

Trickle down equality, yo!

the next targets.

tamorapierce:

totallyamelia:

imightgetcynical:

totallyamelia:

Yeaaaahhh…

Marriage equality is cool and all, but uh…

Trickle down equality, yo!

the next targets.

Thoughts on Malala winning?
Anonymous

thatsnotwatyourmomsaid:

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conclusion: Malala is amazing and Western civilization has yet again proven to be hypercritical ignorant uncompromising and evil. how very fitting for columbus day.

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

setbabiesonfire:

supersleepyzahra:

muzzzza-udddin:

anothercleverjedimindtrick:

thisiswhiteculture:

specialnights:

A black man rides a bus restricted to whites only, in Durban. In an act of resistance to South Africa’s apartheid policies, 1986.

look at their faces. upset that this black man dared to exist in their space

It’s sad how terrified he looks.

the fear in his eyes man :/ 

not even “their space”. Europeans invaded South Africa, separated Black people from their own country and dared to be aghast at their want to considered humans. This was just 28 years ago, guys!! 

Don’t let the black and white picture fool you. These are recent, even current events.

most if not everyone in this picture is still alive

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

setbabiesonfire:

supersleepyzahra:

muzzzza-udddin:

anothercleverjedimindtrick:

thisiswhiteculture:

specialnights:

A black man rides a bus restricted to whites only, in Durban. In an act of resistance to South Africa’s apartheid policies, 1986.

look at their faces. upset that this black man dared to exist in their space

It’s sad how terrified he looks.

the fear in his eyes man :/ 

not even “their space”. Europeans invaded South Africa, separated Black people from their own country and dared to be aghast at their want to considered humans. This was just 28 years ago, guys!! 

Don’t let the black and white picture fool you. These are recent, even current events.

most if not everyone in this picture is still alive

theblackestwidow:

THIS MAN IS A GIFT

hobgoblinhero:

nellachronism:

naturepunk:

deducecanoe:

funnyordie:

via Official Redskins Name Change

I just reblog this every time I see it.

100% support. 

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GO BONERCATS!

WHAT TEAM?!

BONERCATS!! GETCHA HEAD OUt of my face oh god, oh god no bad kitty!

paainfully:

spyritetechnician:

cattusumbra:

queenmerbabe:

helltothenaw:

paainfully:

I love the earthy colors in this outfit, but I didn’t really have anywhere to wear it so pictures will do.
Also the manager of the local sushi place was so impressed with my shitty japanese that he gave me his number, that made my day lol.

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My reaction and I didn’t even see the gif

OH MY GOD IT’S KHALEESI

Well it’s great that we all had the same reaction.

All 93,000 of you
Bless

queenconsuelabananahammock:

sushiandsavasana:

This says everything.

Don’t it though?

queenconsuelabananahammock:

sushiandsavasana:

This says everything.

Don’t it though?

howling-with-fitness:

impalas-in-pyjamas:

In case you guys didn’t know

I thought that image looked doctored…

her ‘breasts’ are glowing white

howling-with-fitness:

impalas-in-pyjamas:

In case you guys didn’t know

I thought that image looked doctored…

her ‘breasts’ are glowing white

atranspaige:

jawnthebaptiste:

blackboybe:

(video)

Genocide is defined by the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.” 

Let’s not have this be a trend, guys. 

The constant killings of Black people in this country is not a trend. Discrimination and criminalization of the Black body is not a trend.             The systematic elimination of peoples from Africa both in the US and abroad is not a trend. We’re targets and it’s not a trend.

We’re dying and it’s not a trend, it’s the standard.

Fight with us by creating your own #BloodBucketChallenge video. 

Instructions here

Spread the word. Refuse silence. Stand. #WeChargeGenocide

Reblogging to add that the people behind this challenge have specifically asked that no one who isn’t black do this challenge. if you want to support this, they’ve asked that we talk about it, share videos and pictures, tweet, etc., but do
not do this challenge yourself.

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls