MY 5-MIN SCREENPLAY GOT A NINETY I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW SFDJSGDOIJSFOIJSGOIJSDIOSJDGSH
I am also sorry for not being online lately. I think tumblr keeps eating my replies to people because my asks are not reaching others. I am sorry >.< I am working on replies to the asks and requests for drabbles from August :) And some halloween oneshots.
stop scrolling and fucking read my words and reblog this. i don’t care how you do it but fucking share this right now.
i’m going to type like one of those annoying ass people who bold their words and speak in caps too and i hate those people on here but who the fck cares just listen to me.
ISIS is honing in on the kurdish city of kobane (ayn al-arab in arabic), which is right on the border with turkey. over 400,000 kurds have left their native town out of fear. during this whole time, ISIS has been massacring people who are mostly kurds living in the villages around kobane.
young kurdish men are being BEHEADED in the streets. kurdish yezidi and assyrian women and girls are raped, kidnapped, and sold into sex slavery. NOW OTHER FAMILIES ARE ACTUALLY KILLING THEIR YOUNG DAUGHTERS TO PREVENT THIS. GIRLS AS YOUNG AS 8 OR 12 ARE JUMPING OFF CLIFFS TO AVOID THIS LIFE AND YOU’RE IGNORING THIS.
i’m used to this because no one cares about the kurds. no one cares about the minorities of the middle east. it’s been 130 years of genocides after genocides after massacres after village destruction and internal displacements that i’m immune to this but this is just too much. we have our own protection services but we are working on little to no money and weapons from the early 1990s and 2000s. how are we going to protect ourselves from a terrorist group who has millions of dollars to their name and turkey to protect them?
now turkey has been denying they support ISIS in any way possible but how can they not be supporting them when the foreign defense minister pardoned them of their crimes? how can they not be supporting ISIS when they allow future militants from the US and europe to go through its borders and enter syria via secret border holes that are actually facilitated by the turkish military? and then when they are injured they’re rushed off to turkey where they get intensive hospital care in all the border towns, how is that not support?
my question to you is, when will you care? when, after how many weeks of the topic of ISIS being on the news, did you stop caring? was it the moment you heard “another conflict in the middle east”? or are millions of lives at stake just a grain of sand to you while you try to block it all out to focus on stupid ass marvel movies or a movie about a goddamn raccoon?
why have i only seen support for us kurds by warmongers and weird conservatives who think a woman who is putting her life on the line to protect her family and country is the definition of feminism even though she has no choice?
THIS IS REAL AND THIS IS SERIOUS.
if thousands of people can rally together to support palestine in the street, in art, in movies, and on the internet, you can do this, too. don’t be a goddamn hypocrite AND SUBSEQUENTLY SUPPORT A GENOCIDE OF ANCIENT PEOPLE, DUDE.
I started writing fanfiction the way most girls did, by re-inventing themselves.
Mary Sues exist because children who are told they’re nothing want to be everything."
I’m sure many of you have heard of the man who recently ran into the White House grounds and made it into the actual White House, right? Well, look at the following quotes from The Washington Post explaining why the Secret Service didn’t immediately shoot him:
So basically, if a man BREAKING INTO THE WHITE HOUSE doesn’t get shot, as long as he even seems like he’s unarmed (he wasn’t; he was carrying a knife), then how can Officer Wilson justify shooting an unarmed Mike Brown in Ferguson? I mean, if the goddamn Secret Service isn’t trigger-happy with potential assassins of the president, then how can Wilson explain the multiple shots he fired at a helpless black kid?
Those are questions that the Ferguson police force must answer. If deadly force isn’t immediately applicable against someone breaking into one of the most important buildings in the country in order to attack the president, then how is it applicable against an unarmed person just walking down a random public street? Mike Brown wasn’t breaking into anyone’s house, let alone the White House. Mike Brown wasn’t carrying a weapon, unlike the guy who attacked the White House. But Mike Brown still got shot to death. How does this make any sense?
The Ferguson police department sickens me. And this disparity is why.
The SECRET SERVICE doesn’t shoot people unless they’re actively appearing to be a threat.
BASIC-ASS WHITE COPS have got NO EXCUSE.
As much as I think what happened was a indescribable injustice, could we please leave race out of it?
But… it is about race? Believe me, I wish it weren’t, but it is.
The language of the above chart is a little confusing, but what it means is the % of black people killed by police, not the % of people killed by black police. But in case you don’t want to trust just that one report alone about the disproportionate number of black people killed by police, check out this quote from USA Today:
Nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012, according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported to the FBI. […] The reports show that 18% of the blacks killed during those seven years were under age 21, compared to 8.7% of whites.
That’s why a black kid like Michael Brown was more likely to be shot and killed than, say, a white kid. More than twice as likely, in fact. 18% is more than twice of 8.7%.
Need even more proof? Here are some statistics from Mother Jones:
In 2007, ColorLines and the Chicago Reporter investigated fatal police shootings in 10 major cities, and found that there were a disproportionately high number of African Americans among police shooting victims in every one, particularly in New York, San Diego, and Las Vegas.
This handy figure (also from the above article) presents the data from New York, specifically:
And that’s not all. As Mother Jones states:
In Oakland, California, the NAACP reported that out of 45 officer-involved shootings in the city between 2004 and 2008, 37 of those shot were black. None were white. One-third of the shootings resulted in fatalities. Although weapons were not found in 40 percent of cases, the NAACP found, no officers were charged. […] When you look at the racial breakdown of New Yorkers, black people are disproportionately represented among those targeted as criminal shooting suspects, firearms arrestees, and those fired upon or struck by police gunfire.
Want even more numbers from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, itself? Check out how disproportionately high arrest-related deaths were among people of color from 2003-2009:
MORE PEOPLE OF COLOR DIED IN ARREST-RELATED DEATHS THAN WHITE PEOPLE, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THEY WERE MINORITIES.
Basically, despite being minorities, they had the majority of arrest-related deaths. Gettin’ spooked, yet?
That’s why this is a race issue. I mean, I completely understand the fervent desire for it to not be a race issue—most of us want to live in a world without racism—but sadly, it is a race issue. Ain’t no denying that. America still has a long way to go before achieving racial equality.
do you ever look around at the big crowds of people around you and realize everyone has a story and memories and family and troubles and achievements and a first kiss and a broken heart but you’ll never know any of it and every human life is really intricate and expansive but oh they’ve walked into a shop and you’ll never see them again and you’ll never know just what they were thinking
I think about this a lot
There’s a word for this:
How do I English today?? How??
(stares into space trying to remember a word for a definition she should know)
Right, so, first and foremost: y’all should know that this is about as close as I ever get to an angry screed! But it’s an angry screed in the name of positivity, so that’s something, right?
Here’s the deal: today I saw a post—a series of posts, in fact—positing that the overall quality of the work available at the Ao3 was decreasing, and arguing that there had been at one point a mission of “quality control” at that archive (which, for the record, there never was). I am not linking to those posts, because more capable and knowledgeable people than I have already responded to them, and because, at the end of the day, those posts aren’t really what this post is about. The post is about the increase I’ve seen in comments like this, about the folks I see mocking “badfic,” about the sense of betrayal people seem to feel if a piece of fanfiction is not up to their individual standards, about the rather shocking volume of people who seem to have come to the conclusion that fandom exists for their personal pleasure. Which, don’t get me wrong—fandom does exist for the pleasure of fans. But it’s a collective thing, with each individual contributing to the whole, and the degree to which that knowledge seems to have slipped—along with the remembrance of the fact that every handle represents a living, breathing human being whose importance is not hinged on the quality of their fanworks—is starting to freak me out.
And to all newbie writers or artists out there:
If you have courage to post something for the first time, any work at all, and you tried your best on it, put your heart into it… I don’t care if it’s a stick person or a self-insert fic with magical healing sex and Mary Sues galore… you are amazing and brave for posting it. And if anyone ever gives you hate, they are dicks. You are a wonderful and creative human being who took time to share your talent. Life can get tiring, it really can, but that you found some inspiration and nourished it, took time to develop it and share it is truly inspiring. Keep creating. In the times where its hard for other writers to find inspiration, but you keep going, I love you for it.