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Rian: an archaeologist and sociocultural historian currently located somewhere in the US. Has a horrifying obsession with comics and scifi, and dabbles in most everything else as well.

Some variety of queer, mostly cis, mostly lady; she/her pronouns preferred.

Warnings: may contain nudity, porn, dangerous feminism, and inconsistent posting.

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08/28, 23 hours ago
Your follower count is what Pokémon you are. What kind of Pokémon are you?

wyvernsdreams:

If your count is higher than 719, then divide by 2 until you reach the first number to land in the 1 - 719 range and round up!

I’m currently a Treecko.

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08/21, 1 week ago
Okay, Mike Brown.

bookshop:

This is the GoFundMe account for the Michael Brown Memorial Fund.

Most of us have followed the terror in Ferguson all week from afar, and I’ve seen Tumblr reblogging and engaging passionately on this platform about the unbelievable police state that’s taking place in Missouri right now.

Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund currently has donations from a grand total of 5,180 people.

That’s less than 1% of the people I’ve seen reblogging posts about Ferguson on this platform alone, much less the millions of people who’ve been glued to this situation across the world.

If you want to make this situation just one iota less horrible for the family of Mike Brown, this is how. GoFundMe lets you choose how much you want to donate. It doesn’t matter how much you contribute. What matters is that you do something, that you add your donation to the people who are supporting this family. We are in the middle of the biggest civil rights moment the U.S. has seen in four decades, and that means something, and it means something that you do more than just sign a Change.org petition or use a Twitter hashtag to express your grief.

We are fighting against an ideology that is so insidious that it has normalized the behavior of cops who shoot unarmed teens and remove their badges and point their guns at civilians and gas 8-year-olds without apology. It has normalized the belief that good true Christian white people should support those cops and support Michael Brown’s killer.

You know how many people have contributed to the Darren Wilson campaign so far? 4200. And they’ve managed to raise $172,000 on the backs of white privilege and black bodies. They believe, in their racism, that justice isn’t justice, but rather a war they have to fucking outspend you on.

And we are letting them.

For the love of god, go donate to Michael Brown’s memorial fund, or to his family’s legal defense fund.

There is nothing more important than this right now, this week. You have one job right now, and it’s to not be a shitface who sits back and does nothing but make sad faces on social media instead of giving whatever you can to make this right. There is nothing more important than this. There is nothing more important than every one of us sacrificing whatever we can spare to help this family, to help this town, to help this country. There is nothing more important than boosting the number of contributors to Michael Brown’s memorial fund from 5,180 donors to 50,000, to 500,000, to 5 million, to 5 billion people who will not let systemic white oppression win out over the moral obligation to seek justice for Michael Brown’s murder.

Show his family they are not alone.

Show the people of Ferguson they are not alone. 

Fucking donate to Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund.

Fucking donate to his family’s Legal Defense Fund.

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08/21, 1 week ago

postracialcomments:

4eversheneneh:

dragonheartedrabbit:

"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."

"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."

"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."

Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.

Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?

"At least one member of the CHICAGO POLICE supports you brother"

This is why, white people

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08/21, 1 week ago

brownfatfemme:

kararikue:

altersociety:

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.

This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:

Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

Reporting this fuck out of this racist shit.

Done. It takes like a minute. Fuck this white asshole and his racists supporters. He shouldn’t profit 200k from killing a black child.

Please boost and report. It really takes only minutes to do. 

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08/18, 1 week ago

buetterfliege:

…so I’ve seen a few quotes going around from popular media related to police brutality - that one by Commander Adama from Battlestar Galactica about separating the police and the military, and another one from The Simpsons with Lisa asking why higher imprisonment rates are seen as a solution to crime rather than combating the underlying social issues and getting shut down

and the quotes are awesome and should be shared, don’t get me wrong

but both of them that I saw were followed by comments remarking on how those predicted this, somehow - how the Simpsons producers understood shit that was happening that no one else did, that, holy shit! The episode of BSG Adama’s quote came from was ten years old!!! that Adama foresaw this exact problem ten years ago!!!

hey guys, look, the issue of police brutality and ideas about social factors underlying attempted prison reform are a hell of a lot older then Ferguson, and a hell of a lot older than The Simpsons

that commentary hit home just as hard in its own time as it does now - the statements those shows are making, they couldn’t have made without basing their commentary on similar problems. most viewers would have caught that commentary, and understood what it was making a statement about. moreover, this isn’t shit that no one is talking about - these things have been part of an active discussion and a running struggle in social activism, in academic debate, and in political movements for a long damn time.

shows like BSG and The Simpsons - science fiction and comedy, notably - are able to make those statements in a widely-viewed and popularly palatable way, and that has incredible value. they’re able to frame the issue in a way that reaches people, in a way that public policy and academia and oppressed social movements often can’t; you make a joke out of it, or stick it in space way in the extremely fictional future, and people are more willing to tune in.

but they were drawing on a long-existing debate, and that also has merit. there are plenty of people who worked and are working in that debate and that struggle, and it just chafes to see multiple people acting like a cartoon did that first.

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08/15, 2 weeks ago

plaidasaurus:

chickenyaoi:

America is some fucked up dystopian shit honestly like how are y’all even surviving? Paying for healthcare? $60,000 on tuition? POC getting shot in Wal-Marts? White men shooting up elementary schools? That’s terrifying I’m worried about all of you

#we’re worried too

08/15, 2 weeks ago

rezondadawn:

Hey I’d like all my followers to check out this link an sign this petition.

If we can tweet an post about racism an police brutality then we sign an actually use our voices to usher in change an reform .

All my black brothers & sisters I urge you to share this !

It could be your brother , uncle , nephew , husband or friend .

https://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct

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08/15, 2 weeks ago

areyoutryingtodeduceme:

breakingnews:

Police fire tear gas at crowds near St. Louis amid unrest over teen’s death

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Police dressed in riot gear fired tear gas and rubber bullets into crowds in Ferguson, Mo., on Monday night as unrest continues over the fatal shooting an unarmed teenager by police.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Riots continued Monday night over the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. (David Carson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

I know it’s been a crazy, emotional day but it is so important to be aware that this is happening right now

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08/15, 2 weeks ago

micdotcom:

Days after Michael Brown’s death, Ferguson looks like a war zone

A vigil held for Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager gunned down by Ferguson, Mo., police on Saturday in disputed circumstances, turned into what the media described as a riot on Monday evening.

But while national coverage has focused on the indisputably counterproductive violence and destruction committed by Ferguson residents during a moment of anguish, videos and photos taken from the scene show local police aggravating the situation as well.

Years of tension have reached a boiling point

08/15, 2 weeks ago

sebsational:

I went on a twitter rant yesterday and I still feel the same way today.  Because of work, I didn’t have time to write the essay on this I think it deserves, and honestly so many more people have already put it out there better than I might (roxanegay for one, but also probably so many others).

This is a complicated issue for me. My brother, a police officer, was in riot gear in Ferguson on Sunday night and Monday morning. I texted him last night and he was geared up again, waiting for the call, cradling my infant niece. I know what’s right here, and it’s justice for this family and this community, and it hurts to know that my own brother—a thinking, reasonable, justice-loving person like me—could be (is?) part of the problem right now.

All I can do is think about this. All I can do is talk about it and hope that it eventually starts to make sense, and that it helps other people to make sense of it too. And I want change, too, but I don’t know what my place in that is yet, and I’m looking for it. And I’m doing my best to listen. For now, maybe that’s my job. Listen, listen, challenge myself and the people around me to really listen, and then listen some more.

I want my black friends, and their kids, to wake up every morning knowing for certain that they matter as much as me and my family. I want them to know this so hard that they don’t even have to think about it anymore, in the same way that I don’t have to think about it and never have. They deserve that, the same privilege as me. And I want them to feel like they can trust the institutions that are ostensibly supposed to serve and protect them (something even I am feeling less and less every day). Everyone deserves this. I think it’s a human right.

Also, these tweets made two pretty racist people on twitter angry so mission accomplished I guess.

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