April 24, 2014

geekygothgirl:

total-queer-move:

LOOK. IT’S EVERY SINGLE STEREOTYPE ABOUT MEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS PUT INTO ONE HANDY-DANDY DEMOGRAPHICS SURVEY SO IT CAN BE STATISTICALLY VALIDATED!! [x]

THANKS R/MENSRIGHTS!!

Oh. My. God. I would cry except I’m laughing too damn hard.

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April 24, 2014
smashsurvey:

For two days, we surveyed the fan presence for the narrative podcast Welcome to Night Vale here on tumblr. Commonplace Books’ horror/mystery series follows the broadcasts of Cecil Palmer, a radio host in the town of Night Vale. Cecil’s dynamic with his boyfriend Carlos is a frequent feature on the show and has been a point of contention with homophobic bloggers on the site before, but now it seems WTNV’s diverse cast and progressive stance has attracted a new kind of scumbag attitude. 

So, is the WTNV fandom community racist? 
We asked the tags if they thought the community that formed around Night Vale had turned unwelcoming towards people of color and interpretations of figures on the show as characters of color — and, specifically, if they’d seen accepted white supremacist and overtly racist attitudes in what should be safe fan spaces. For a show as progressive and accepting as Night Vale is, the results were upsetting. 

Out of nearly 300 respondents, just 11% told us they didn’t find the tags or community unwelcoming towards fans or characters of color. Over 89%, on the other hand, said they were uncomfortable with the level of racism in the fandom here on tumblr. In the ‘comments’ section of our survey, one fan said told us “I am actually terrified to do anything about the situation because of the violence that I have seen against fans of color like me.” 
That was one of the more severe of our responses, among others that noted the growing practice of brown face for Carlos cosplayers, and the (creator-condemned) cultural appropriation of war bonnets. 
“Basically, a white person can be as racist as they like and still be afforded respect from the fandom,” one fan who responded with a firm ‘Yes’ said, “but a person of color just by reason of existing and not keeping quiet [in the community] is already in danger of harassment. I speak as a PoC who was sent threats for the high crime of saying how nice it was that one of the characters was (canon-confirmed) black." Unfortunately, that seems to be par for course for tumblr WTNV fans today. 
“I feel like I can’t even talk about my PoCecil headcanons without being jumped!”
Of the small minority that felt the community was completely open and safe for characters of color, our comments section was a little more interesting. The negative voters told us they found those who felt belittled, unwelcome, or unsafe in their community were ‘overreacting’, ‘complaining’, and, one commenter said, ‘trying to push their ideas on everyone.’ So! It sounds like the fandom is completely free of racism apology and respectful of the feelings of their fans of color, right?
If you don’t think so, you’re with the majority of our voters. Other problematic votes in the survey involve those who commented pressing a ‘racist backlash’ towards white fans, who feel victimized and part of a wider changing ‘reverse racist’ movement that persecutes ‘the majority.’ 
If the results of this survey reflect the fanbase of WTNV on tumblr and at large, that’s concerning. As a show with many confirmed characters of color, Welcome to Night Vale has explored issues of race, sexuality and gender. We talk a lot about media not living up to the expectations of its audience — but in the case of WTNV, can the fans of a show fail to live up to the expectations of its creators? 

smashsurvey:

For two days, we surveyed the fan presence for the narrative podcast Welcome to Night Vale here on tumblr. Commonplace Books’ horror/mystery series follows the broadcasts of Cecil Palmer, a radio host in the town of Night Vale. Cecil’s dynamic with his boyfriend Carlos is a frequent feature on the show and has been a point of contention with homophobic bloggers on the site before, but now it seems WTNV’s diverse cast and progressive stance has attracted a new kind of scumbag attitude. 

image

So, is the WTNV fandom community racist? 

We asked the tags if they thought the community that formed around Night Vale had turned unwelcoming towards people of color and interpretations of figures on the show as characters of color — and, specifically, if they’d seen accepted white supremacist and overtly racist attitudes in what should be safe fan spaces. For a show as progressive and accepting as Night Vale is, the results were upsetting. 

Out of nearly 300 respondents, just 11% told us they didn’t find the tags or community unwelcoming towards fans or characters of color. Over 89%, on the other hand, said they were uncomfortable with the level of racism in the fandom here on tumblr. In the ‘comments’ section of our survey, one fan said told us “I am actually terrified to do anything about the situation because of the violence that I have seen against fans of color like me.” 

That was one of the more severe of our responses, among others that noted the growing practice of brown face for Carlos cosplayers, and the (creator-condemned) cultural appropriation of war bonnets. 

“Basically, a white person can be as racist as they like and still be afforded respect from the fandom,” one fan who responded with a firm ‘Yes’ said, “but a person of color just by reason of existing and not keeping quiet [in the community] is already in danger of harassment. I speak as a PoC who was sent threats for the high crime of saying how nice it was that one of the characters was (canon-confirmed) black." Unfortunately, that seems to be par for course for tumblr WTNV fans today. 

“I feel like I can’t even talk about my PoCecil headcanons without being jumped!”

Of the small minority that felt the community was completely open and safe for characters of color, our comments section was a little more interesting. The negative voters told us they found those who felt belittled, unwelcome, or unsafe in their community were ‘overreacting’, ‘complaining’, and, one commenter said, ‘trying to push their ideas on everyone.’ So! It sounds like the fandom is completely free of racism apology and respectful of the feelings of their fans of color, right?

If you don’t think so, you’re with the majority of our voters. Other problematic votes in the survey involve those who commented pressing a ‘racist backlash’ towards white fans, who feel victimized and part of a wider changing ‘reverse racist’ movement that persecutes ‘the majority.’ 

If the results of this survey reflect the fanbase of WTNV on tumblr and at large, that’s concerning. As a show with many confirmed characters of color, Welcome to Night Vale has explored issues of race, sexuality and gender. We talk a lot about media not living up to the expectations of its audience — but in the case of WTNV, can the fans of a show fail to live up to the expectations of its creators? 

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Filed under: wtnv 
April 24, 2014
angryasiangirlsunited:

iseemtobeaverb:

continueplease:

nbcnews:

Teen’s invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds
(Photo: Intel)
Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.
Read the complete story.

Everybody, remember this face.Remember this name.If this becomes a commonly used & highly lauded discovery, at some point a White guy is going to take credit, even if he has to word it like “Improved upon a previous…”No no noFuck that guy.Remember this brown girl.Remeeeemmmmmberrrrr


What about her name? I keep seeing this all over my dashboard, but I’ve never seen it with her name in the actual post and not just in the link.
Eesha Khare. That’s who she is. Not just “Nameless-brown-girl-who-made-something.”

EESHA KHARE KICKING ASS!

angryasiangirlsunited:

iseemtobeaverb:

continueplease:

nbcnews:

Teen’s invention could charge your phone in 20 seconds

(Photo: Intel)

Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.

Read the complete story.

Everybody, remember this face.
Remember this name.
If this becomes a commonly used & highly lauded discovery, at some point a White guy is going to take credit, even if he has to word it like “Improved upon a previous…”
No no no
Fuck that guy.
Remember this brown girl.
Remeeeemmmmmberrrrr

image

What about her name? I keep seeing this all over my dashboard, but I’ve never seen it with her name in the actual post and not just in the link.

Eesha Khare. That’s who she is. Not just “Nameless-brown-girl-who-made-something.”

EESHA KHARE KICKING ASS!

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April 24, 2014

devildoll:

prettiestalpha:

Star Cam Interview

always reblog my favorite Hoechlin hair

(Source: tylerhoechln)

April 24, 2014

sogeeked:

Now you live through the ages
I can feel your pulse in the pages

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Filed under: music 
April 24, 2014

carolinas-dreams:

1hey:

Kiss Me (Cover) | The Fray
Kiss me beneath the milky twilight
Lead me out on the moonlit floor
Lift your open hand
Strike up the band and make the fireflies dance
Silver moon’s sparkling
So kiss Me

I heard the first line and gasped. like for real and now I’m crying

(Source: welcome2muscland, via joffersbaratheon)

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Filed under: music 
April 24, 2014

the only bad thing about working where I work is that the person who’s closest to me in age is… 8 years older than me.

I have nearly no interaction with people my own age OTL

I miss hugging friend randomly

April 24, 2014
Reblog if you dont shave your legs everyday.

my-herbal-journey:

I just want everyone to see how unrealistic some expectations are.

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April 24, 2014

fauvistfly asked: I love the trope of practice kissing. Sterek nervousness!

jerakeenc:

Stiles is home from college for a few days and he’s at Derek’s place, supposedly researching magical amulets, all the while going on and on about this date he has next week, and how he doesn’t even remember how to deal with humans anymore, like, when was his last real, actual kiss? Almost six months ago now and that was just a one-off with Malia while they were pretending to make out in the car while on witch-watch, and how HOW is he supposed to keep up a normal, healthy dating life with so much supernatural crap going on in his life? He has accepted that sex is something that happens to other people but at the very least he should be able to get a kiss or two in between crises and not, you know, FORGET how to do these things. It’s unnatural is what it is. He needs to get a better life. He needs to get better friends. He needs friends who would occasionally kiss him, just to remind him, you know—

And that’s where Derek does that whole sigh-pout-eyeroll thing and says JUST GO AND KISS SOMEONE. GO.

And Stiles is like, I’m not gonna assault people with my bad kissing—

So Derek - long-suffering and a little crazy in the eyes - pulls him up and tugs him close and grabs his face and kisses him.

It’s uncoordinated at first, Stiles looking shocked, eyes open wide, frozen in spot, but Derek never does anything halfheartedly, so he gives it his best go, teasing Stiles’ lips open and slowly coaxing him into the kiss.

And then of course Stiles is ALL IN, climbing Derek like a monkey, toppling them down onto the couch, worming his way into Derek’s lap, arms wrapped around his neck and wow, they are so good at this.

Stiles’ lips feel bruised when Derek finally pulls back. They’re both a little dazed and a lot disheveled, and Stiles thinks he can totally be forgiven for not having any clue what Derek’s talking about when he asks Stiles if that’s enough practicing.

They stare into each other’s eyes for way too long for just friends practicing kissing, and then Stiles is leaning in again, going with his gut, placing a small, lingering kiss on Derek’s lips, almost a question, and when their eyes meet again, Derek kind of looks wrecked and scared, so Stiles rubs the tips of their noses together, like reassurance or an apology or something, and then—and then Derek gets it.

His arms tighten around Stiles’ waist and he maneuvers them on the couch until he has Stiles pinned under him, to which Stiles responds by wrapping his legs around Derek’s waist, pulling him tight against him, and they’re not even kissing yet, just panting into each other’s mouths with anticipation and it’s still the best thing to happen to either of them in ages. Derek’s brain can’t even comprehend what the sex would be like if this is just their first kiss.

"You should maybe call off that date," Derek says against Stiles’ lips.

"Done," Stiles rasps with a shiver and buries his fingers in Derek’s hair.

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Filed under: Sterek 
April 24, 2014

Teen Wolf AU- The Alphas made them do it.

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Filed under: Sterek 
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