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(Reblogged from nocheamarga)

ailiathirske:

Oh, something else worth mentioning as a follow-up to the sourcing/credit post from yesterday.

If an artwork you like is from Deviantart, pixiv, or wherever, take thirty seconds to click through the source link and favourite/comment/rate/bookmark to show your appreciation. Notes on tumblr don’t mean squat to artists who aren’t uploading it here personally (or, as is usually the case, don’t even know their work is being uploaded here), but a bookmark on pixiv or a fave on Deviantart is solid proof to them that someone appreciates their hard work! :>

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(Reblogged from azbees)

thatflacachick:

Ten Things I wish the Church Knew About Homosexuality

amicablemontblanc:

arcsupport:

1. If Jesus did not mention a subject, it cannot be essential to his teachings.
2. You are not being persecuted when prevented from persecuting others.
3. Truth isn’t like wine that gets better with age. It’s more like manna you must recognize wherever you are and whoever you are with.
4. You cannot call it “special rights” when someone asks for the same rights you have.
5. It is no longer your personal religious view if you’re bothering someone else.
6. Marriage is a civil ceremony, which means it’s a civil right.
7. If how someone stimulates the pubic nerve has become the needle to your moral compass, you are the one who is lost.
8. To condemn homosexuality, you must use parts of the Bible you don’t yourself obey. Anyone who obeyed every part of Leviticus would rightly be put in prison.
9. If we do not do the right thing in our day, our grandchildren will look at us with same embarrassment we look at racist grandparents.
10. When Jesus forbade judging, that included you.

Jimmyrigby.org

This. So much this.

(Reblogged from nocheamarga)

A Dialogue With My 86-year-old Grandmother About LGBT Rights & Marriage Equality

  • I saw this article:
  • http: //www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/gay-activists-grandparents-marriage-equality_n_1310537.html
  • earlier this afternoon and I got suddenly curious how my 86yo grandmother felt about marriage equality and LGBT rights. Since she's often hilarious, I decided to interview her on the phone and post it here. I put it on speakerphone, recorded it, then transcribed it. She's in Miami, and Cuban-born, so this is translated from Spanish. She's a pretty feisty lady. I want to be her when I grow up. Here's what she said:
  • Me: Grandma, what do you think about this couple in their 90s supporting their gay grandkids in the fight for marriage equality?
  • Grandma: I think it's very nice. You have to support your family, no matter who they are. You can't reject people for things like that.
  • Me: If you had gay or lesbian family, would you do the same?
  • Grandma: I don't know if I could make a video like those people. They speak English.
  • Me: What about in Spanish? Would you make videos supporting marriage equality in Spanish.
  • Grandma: Ay... don't get any ideas. I don't want to make a video.
  • Me: But is it okay if I post this on the Internet? On one of my websites
  • Grandma: Ignorant people might yell at you.
  • Me: Oh, that's okay, I don't mind.
  • Grandma: Yes, you can put what I said on the Internet.
  • Me: Okay. So do you support gay and lesbian people getting married?
  • Grandma: I think gay people should be able to get married. Times have changed. Even my ideas have changed. There used to be a lot of ignorance and rumors about gay people, mostly because they had to live in hiding, you know, you couldn't be yourself out in public like they can be sometimes now. So I think people just made things up. But think gay people should be allowed to live their lives like everyone else.
  • Me: Would you go to a gay wedding?
  • Grandma: Yes, I would. It would probably be more lively than a regular one. I hate weddings. They're so boring.
  • Me: They really are. What do you think about people who protest gay marriage?
  • Grandma: Oh. Idiots.
  • Me: They're wrong?
  • Grandma: Idiots. Dumb people with nothing better to do. Out of all the things to protest. They should be out trying to do some good in the world instead.
  • Me: Do you think you would have felt the same way when you were my age?
  • Grandma: (Pauses) I don't think I gave it any thought. People didn't talk about these things back then. There was a lot of ignorance. Everybody knew gay people, of course, but people didn't talk about it in normal conversation, much less in public like on the news now. I think that's good. Talking is always good. When people know things, they can make up their own minds.I would like to think that maybe with a little information and thinking about it, I would feel the same way.
  • Me: Do you think gay people should be able to adopt kids?
  • Grandma: Of course.
  • Me: As a Christian, what do you think the Bible says about gay people?
  • Grandma: The Bible is very clear that Jesus doesn't care about race or gender or where you came from or anything. He loves everyone.
  • Me: What about the parts of the Bible that says gay people should be stoned to death?
  • Grandma: We don't stone people to death anymore...
  • Me: So you don't think that applies?
  • Grandma: I think God gave us some common sense to be able to figure out what parts were meant for forever, like "don't kill" and "don't steal" and "be good to people," and what parts were just a record of the society people lived in back then. We don't hide women in the dark during their periods anymore, either. Things like that.
  • Me: What about gays in the military? Do you think that should be allowed?
  • Grandma: You know, when I heard President Obama had helped made that legal, I was surprised it already wasn't. If you're willing to pick up a gun and go fight in some war somewhere for my freedom, I'm not willing to do that, so if you are, I don't care if you have a boyfriend or a girlfriend or fifteen cats.
  • Me: Yeah, I think most people supported that one.
  • Grandma: It's like I told you. God gave us common sense for a reason.
  • Me: I know you've had a few close gay male friends. Have you ever had a lesbian friend?
  • Grandma: I did in Cuba. She was my neighbor and she did everyone's hair on the block. You couldn't really tell she was a lesbian, but she told me, after many years of knowing her.
  • Me: What do you mean by "you couldn't tell she was a lesbian?"
  • Grandma: Well, she was very glamorous. She looked like a movie star all the time - that's why she did everyone's hair. Some lesbians, you can tell.
  • Me: In English, they call the ability to tell if someone's gay "gaydar." Like "radar" but for "gay."
  • Grandma: Oh! I think I have that.
  • Me: You think you have good gaydar?
  • Grandma: Well, I was an artist, so I was around a lot of gay men. And I can usually tell, but Paula fooled me.
  • Me: The slang term for lesbians who are very conventionally feminine in English is "lipstick lesbian."
  • Grandma: She did wear lipstick!
  • Me: Do you think a lot of older people think like you do?
  • Grandma: I think so. A lot of older people keep up with the news better than you think. And you get to be my age and you realize a lot of past mistakes in your thinking. You realize that a lot of things you think mattered, really don't. And the people who don't think like that, it's mostly because they don't know any better. But even at my age, people can be taught.
  • Me: Thank you, Pupa.
  • Grandma: You should show me your website when you put this up. I hope a lot of people read it.
(Reblogged from azbees)

jefe-metro:

frostedapples:

elieinverse:

marikukitten:

Nothing.

Squall Leonhart.

Collecting Coins

“I was the one who should have filled your dark soul with light!”

….I’d so say that to Squall.

Weapon: Pandora’s Box

My Partner: Sora

The conflict: Saving the princess

My line when my partner dies: “I will go out there and give them hell, commander.”

….. ALRIGHTY THEN

My weapon: A knife.

My partner: Phoenix Wright

My conflict: Demon invasion

My line when my partner dies: The price of freedom is steep, my friend.

Okay.

My weapon: Nothing

My partner: Lightning Farron

My conflict: Alien invasion

My line when my partner dies: The right to be god is now mine.

OKAY

(Reblogged from yilyil)
(Reblogged from randomwanderings)

brostephh:

I love the internet and if you do too - CLICK HERE TO GET INVOLVED

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(Reblogged from azbees)
nostalgiajunkie:

silvermoon424:

chromaticfun:

10 Myths About Introverts

Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk. This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy. Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude. Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people. On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public. Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone. Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird. Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds. Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.
Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun. Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.
Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts. A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers. That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts. (Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.) Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.
http://www.carlkingdom.com/10-myths-about-introverts

All of this is me, 1000000%!!!

I will reblog this every time I see it, because the myths about introverts need to be dispelled.

nostalgiajunkie:

silvermoon424:

chromaticfun:

10 Myths About Introverts


Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.

Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.

Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.

Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.

Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.

Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.

Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.

Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.

Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.

Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
A world without Introverts would be a world with few scientists, musicians, artists, poets, filmmakers, doctors, mathematicians, writers, and philosophers. That being said, there are still plenty of techniques an Extrovert can learn in order to interact with Introverts. (Yes, I reversed these two terms on purpose to show you how biased our society is.) Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

http://www.carlkingdom.com/10-myths-about-introverts

All of this is me, 1000000%!!!

I will reblog this every time I see it, because the myths about introverts need to be dispelled.

(Reblogged from randomwanderings)

On January 18, Reddit will blacking itself out for 12 hours in protest of SOPA

iheartchaos:

In order to highlight the danger that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would have on the entire internet, on January 18 from 8am EST to 8pm, Reddit will go on a voluntary blackout, replacing its normal content with information on the threat SOPA poses to the internet as we know it.

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(Reblogged from randomwanderings)

I have a friend she’s been fight breast cancer for the past 7 years, and it’s almost gone from treatments, but she’s lost both of her breasts though. She was recently diagnosed with another form of cancer, and her boyfriend gave her and STD.. and on top of all that, her breast cancer is back. She left for Dallas a couple days ago to see a doctor. She comes back next month. She’s been through a lot these past few years, and is to the breaking point. Reblog this to show your support for her. I’ll screenshot it and show it to her when she gets home. Please help support her.. She really needs to know that people do care.

scienceoverfaith:

This isn’t a joke, either. I’d say her name, but my mom said not to say her name for privacy reasons. Please..

(Source: Scienceoverfaith)

(Reblogged from yilyil)