Not all those who wander are lost

The ramblings of a traveling musician.

prettylittlewitch96:

literallybyronic:

policymic:

Aggressive guy won’t leave you alone? Give them this number (669) 221-6251

A new service is angling to help out women worried about how their rejection will be handled by overly-aggressive gentleman callers. It’s called the Feminist Phone Intervention, and it’s a brilliantly simple trick for socially active.
It works like this: The next time you give a man your number to get him to leave you alone, use this one: (669) 221-6251, courtesy of the folks over Feminist Intervention. When someone calls that number, they’ll reach a computer-recorded message of a bell hooks quotation — so you can “protect your privacy while dropping some feminist knowledge when your unwanted ‘suitor’ calls or texts,” the website explains. It works for texts, too. 
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so useful. spread this shit like wildfire

We shouldn’t need this, but I’m glad we have it

prettylittlewitch96:

literallybyronic:

policymic:

Aggressive guy won’t leave you alone? Give them this number (669) 221-6251

A new service is angling to help out women worried about how their rejection will be handled by overly-aggressive gentleman callers. It’s called the Feminist Phone Intervention, and it’s a brilliantly simple trick for socially active.

It works like this: The next time you give a man your number to get him to leave you alone, use this one: (669) 221-6251, courtesy of the folks over Feminist Intervention. When someone calls that number, they’ll reach a computer-recorded message of a bell hooks quotation — so you can “protect your privacy while dropping some feminist knowledge when your unwanted ‘suitor’ calls or texts,” the website explains. It works for texts, too. 

Read more 

so useful. spread this shit like wildfire

We shouldn’t need this, but I’m glad we have it

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fatmf:

fashionable-gamer:

Ever notice how when justifying a child’s misbehavior no one ever says stuff like “girls will be girls” or “she’s a girl”, but the list of things a “young lady” can’t do is almost endless?

You learn from a young age that masculinity comes with freedom; femininity comes with restrictions.

Whoa

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chaniatreides:

THIS IS THE OTHER PART OF MY LIFE

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from-the-stone-to-the-hallows:

myexistanceisanactofrebellion:



That time that Catwoman angrily stomped on Captain Kirk’s foot

wait a minute… is that Gimli in the background??

It certainly is, with Mary Poppins

Ah, the nerd is strong with this post

from-the-stone-to-the-hallows:

myexistanceisanactofrebellion:

That time that Catwoman angrily stomped on Captain Kirk’s foot

wait a minute… is that Gimli in the background??

It certainly is, with Mary Poppins

Ah, the nerd is strong with this post

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newurbanismfilmfestival:

jedavu:

PROVOCATIVE STREET MESSAGES BY MOBSTER

Street art is starting conversation with your community!

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the-4th-tree:

I never realised you could be in love with a shoe until I went on the Chie Mihara website. (x)

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quentinscutie:

hairy-legs-and-homestuck:

Muggleborns at Hogwarts
(1/?)

I lost my shit at stomp stomp clap

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blue-author:

Oh my gosh, this gets better and better.

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strong-but-breakable:

Kittys are the best thing in the entire world

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skunkbear:

Here’s an Otocolobus manulnature’s Grumpy Cat — discovering a camera trap outside it’s den. Camera traps are used by biologists to lean about rare animals’ behavior, abundance, and health — just by setting up a solar-powered camera with a motion trigger. No physical trapping necessary.

O. manul (also known as Pallas’s cat) is about the size of a house cat, but you’ll notice has round pupils instead of slits. It lives in western China and the steppes of Central Asia.

You’d think that Pallas’s cat would rule the internet by now - but there aren’t too many photos of them because they are both rare and shy. The IUCN lists them as near-threatened. Just another reason to support species conservation!

You can see the whole video — posted Scarce Worldwidehere.

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Anonymous said: What did Dumbledore do that makes him a bad person? It's been a while since I've read the series and I'm curious.

daughterofscotland:

seekingwillow:

acrossthetracksrebounding:

seamaidenly:

apriki:

Dumbledore is literally the scum between my toes

  • LEAVES A 1YO CHILD ON A DOORSTEP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT LIKE ‘OH NVM THEYLL FIND HIM IN THE MORNING LOL’
  • knows good and well how the dursleys are abusing and neglecting harry and just LETS THE SITUATION CONTINUE even though we see in the fifth book that he has the power to stop it (the ‘remember my last letter’). he lets harry be LOCKED UP IN A CUPBOARD and abused for ten years both because of the ””protection”’ privet dr has for harry (don’t worry, it’s only at the cost of his emotional and mental wellbeing, it’s all good) and because he WANTS harry to fall in love with the wizarding world, like voldemort did, like snape did, because it will make him easier to manipulate
  • GROOMS HARRY TO BECOME A PERSON WHO WILL WILLINGLY DIE FOR ””’THE GREATER GOOD””
  • PURPOSEFULLY WITHOLDS INFORMATION FROM HARRY AND KEEPS HIM UNINFORMED SO HE’LL DO WHAT DUMBLEDORE WANTS WHEN DUMBLEDORE WANTS HIM TO DO IT
  • tells harry in ootp that he kept the truth from him because HE ACCIDENTALLY ENDED UP CARING ABOUT HARRY. LIKE OH HERE’S THE KID I’VE BEEN PLANNING TO KILL AND HAVE LET LIVE A MISERABLE LOVELESS LIFE IN ORDER TO RIGHT THE WRONG OF THE OTHER BOY I FEEL LIKE I LET DOWN AND I ACCIDENTALLY REALISED HE’S A HUMAN BEING WELL FUCK
  • told arabella figg she couldn’t be nice to harry when he went to her house? like what the FUCK?
  • after all his lectures and ”’wisdom”’ STILL GOES AFTER THE HALLOWS HIMSELF BECAUSE HE WANTS THE POWER
  • literally told harry the only reason he didn’t make him a prefect was because he didn’t want people to think he ””plays favourites”” like he didn’t last minute give gryffindor the house cup like four fuckin years in a row because of harry
  • KNEW HE WAS GOING TO DIE AND DIDN’T TELL/PREPARE HARRY FOR THE EMOTIONAL DEVASTATION OF LOSING ANOTHER/HIS LAST FATHER FIGURE AND EVEN MADE HARRY WATCH HIM DIE
  • locked sirius up AFTER HE HAD SPENT TWELVE YEARS IN PRISON in the house where he was ABUSED AS A CHILD AND MADE TO FEEL OUTCAST AND UNLOVED and pretty much exacerbated sirius’ arrested development and feeling of worthlessness because he’s dumbledore and dumbledore knows best
  • LET SNAPE TEACH AT HOGWARTS FOR 15+ YEARS DESPITE KNOWING FULL WELL HOW HE TREATED STUDENTS JUST BECAUSE HE WANTED TO KEEP HIM CLOSE
  • HE IS IN A POSITION OF POWER - ARGUABLY THE POSITION OF POWER - AND USES IT TO MANIPULATE AND EMOTIONALLY TRAUMATISE HARRY AND BATTER HIM INTO A WEAPON TO USE AGAINST VOLDEMORT AT THE COST OF HARRY’S FUCKING CHILDHOOD

and this is NEVER ADDRESSED in the books. Dumbledore is never seen as anything but a wise and noble father figure to Harry. HARRY NAMES HIS SON AFTER THIS MAN WHO MANIPULATED HIM AND LITERALLY WALKED HIM INTO THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE. FUCK dumbledore.

  • Lets Sirius Black get away with attempted murder with only detention for punishment
  • Doesn’t know/care that his Defense teacher has Voldemort sticking out the back of his head and is teaching students
  • Does not figure out/care that a bloody fucking basilisk is attacking students, leaves that up to the twelve year-olds instead, nevermind that he’s supposed to be the greatest wizard of the age
  • Sends Ginny Weasley off for a cup of hot chocolate after she’s been posessed by Voldemort for a whole school year (I’m never over the disservice done to Ginny Weasley)
  • Lets a goddamn Squib clean the entire fucking castle and be in charge of discipline against students whom Filch clearly hates (Crying about being able to whip them in Y5? Wishing that he could hang them from the ceiling by their thumbs?) and also has absolutely no way of protecting himself against should a student decide to hex him
  • A shit headmaster, just really. One teacher per subject for hundreds of students? Lets people like Snape near children? Permits all sorts of horrible bullying, and does literally nothing against Umbridge except rescue Trelawney, who’s a crap teacher anyhow. And why is Binns teaching? How does a ghost keep up on recent history or even mark the stinking papers?
  • Sends Hagrid to take baby Harry from the house his parents just died in??? What the hell was happening that he didn’t do it himself?
  • Decides that he, a half-blood wizard who used to genuinely think Muggles were inferior and should be ruled for their own good and whose parents were both magical, is the best person to lead the resistance against pureblood bigotry, a host of pure- and half-blood witches and wizards to accompany him (like, allyship is all well and good but was there a single canonical Muggleborn who wasn’t Lily or Hermione?)
  • Lets a boy he knows to have a Dark Mark attend school and attempt to kill him all year, badly, and with a lot of collateral damage, instead of just doing him the solid of offering him some help
  • Lets Harry languish his fifth year, suffering horribly, instead of arming him with the knowledge and tools he needs. Lets Snape teach Harry Potter Occlumency? REALLY NOW? (And his reasoning’s shit, bc if he was worried that Voldy would tap into Harry’s mind and see stuff why wasn’t he worried that Snape, his beloved spy, would get seen?)

- lets the Weasley twins get away with abduction/ attempted murder (shoving Flint into a cupboard where he’s lost for weeks)
- sends eleven-year-olds into life threatening situations for detention
- makes Filch deal with the Weasley twin’s repeated bullshit large scale vandalism
- doesn’t do anything about the traumatised ghost of a young girl haunting the location of her murder
- allows Hagrid to break dozens of occupational health and safety laws in his classes
- also ‘rescuing’ Trelawney is 100% not because he cares about her as a person - as a medium/seer she is only a resource he can’t let fall into the wrong hands.

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- Speaking of Hagrid; Dumbledore has a history of mismanaging and mistreating isolated young boys with dysfunctional traumatic pasts; Tom Riddle, Hagrid, Snape, Harry, Neville.

- And then when he’s feeling guilty about it, finds ways to keep them near him, as part of his machinations within the wizarding world. (Neville somewhat escapes because as guilty as Dumbledore feels, he just can’t be assed so he passes Neville off to herbology and there Neville gets an actual education).

- KNOWS the position of DADA is cursed, but STILL lets Remus become a teacher, knowing very well what’s likely to happen to fulfill the curse and how it’d further complicate his life.

- And then doesn’t speak up for him.

- Helps foster not just the house rivalry at Hogwarts, but the attitude that ALL Slytherins are EVIL (vile, corrupt, liars, cheats, etc). These are children under his care and he sets them up to be reviled, to end up fighting back and creating a culture of under-age vengeance and violence.

- Oh yeah, does not call for any sort of investigation, or heightened awareness etc when Harry ends up in the Triwizard Tournament, even though it’s all as suspicious as f*ck and could lead to death - AND at that point, he’s the only legally acknowledged guardian underage Harry has.

- Does NOT shut down the school when the Ministry declares freaking DEMENTORS are going to roam the outer grounds of a school for CHILDREN.

- Also does not immediately order every child on grounds to learn how to create a Patronus.

- Does NOT shut down the school when the DEMENTORS cross the boundry lines into the INNER GROUNDS and swarm on the quidditch field - filled with hundreds of innocent children.

- Let Sirius go to Azkaban without a trial
- withheld life-saving information from everyone
- blackmailed Snape (not defending Snape here, just stating a fact) into teaching at Hogwarts when he clearly hated it, and becoming a double agent
- letting CHILDREN fight a fucking war without regard to their safety

codenamealice:

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I’m going to Connecticon tomorrow. A realm more foreign than when I first stepped of the plane in Prague. Wish me luck.

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“So I ask the American commentators, please stop announcing that Landon Donovan is the “all-time U.S. leading goal scorer.” He is not. With 57 international goals, he’s not even in the Top Five.

The all-time U.S. leading goal scorer is Abby Wambach, with 167 goals, followed by Mia Hamm (158), Kristine Lilly (130), Michelle Akers (105) and Tiffeny Milbrett (100). In fact, Abby Wambach is the all-time leading goal scorer in the world, among all soccer players, male or female.”