Last Night in Ferguson (10.21.14): A state senator was arrested (and mama may have been legally packing), one of the lead organizers, nettaaaaaaaa, was roughed up by police, and one of the main sources of footage/live feeds, Rebel Z, was detained in what seems to have been an intimidation and straight up harassment tactic. The police are out of control, and it’s only getting worse. If you think this is over, you need to look again. #staywoke #farfromover
Ferguson is still happening. Are you still paying attention?
hingadora replied to your post “I have a sore throat… I swear, if I get a cold again so soon after…”
silly silly little comic
Ladies, gentlemen, and other gentlepeople: my girlfriend’s ‘silly little comic’
Oh my fucking gods this is perfect
This makes me smile
dragon came from water not fire
woman rebelled to save other woman
other woman didn’t need saving and could hold her own
dragon wasn’t killed
interracial lesbian relationship
there is not one thing about this I don’t like. 10/10 fuck yeah
I just realized that she said she’s studying alternative cures for magical stasis. Magical stasis as in sleeping curses. She is researching how to rescue sleeping princesses without needing a bullshit True Love’s kiss because she knows how shitty it is to sit around waiting for some hero to rescue her.
Perfect comic is perfect
ROB CANTOR HAS ABSOLUTELY EXCEEDED AND SURPASSED ANY AND ALL EXPECTATIONS WITH HIS NEW VIDEO AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER, HOLY SHIT
this is the best thing ive ever seen
Every time I see this I get irrationally angry. Not because of the song, the song is great, but seriously FUCK Shia the Beef. Fuck that guy. Anything he endorses will be tainted to me.
For those of you unsure why, here’s the rundown. Shia theBeef is a plagiarist, and he is unapologetic about this, even mocking any criticism of this directed at him.
He produced a film called Howard Cantour.com that was blatantly plagiarised from a 2007 comic by Daniel Clowes, to the extent that parts of the script were pretty much copy-pasted. Clowes was entirely unaware of this film before it was released, and the work was entirely unattributed. When this was spotted and called out, theBeef threw a gigantic hissy-fit, before eventually apologising. His apology for plagiarism was later discovered to be itself plagiarised.
Some statements he has made since this on the topic:
“What does an artist do – they just point and say look at this.”
“It’s not plagiarism in the digital age – it’s repurposing. ”
"I never asked to be paid and never profited off anyone’s back. Acting is Plagiarism”
(The full interview can be found here, along with links to where theBeef plagiarised each bit from. Read it yourself. It’s jaw-dropping.)
Now my own stance on copyright law is that it’s too restrictive, but theBeef’s actions, to me, prove exactly why copyright law in some form is necessary.
While researching this post to make sure I wasn’t talking out of my arse, I came across this, courtesy of wikipedia:
LaBeouf later tweeted a description of his next project, Daniel Boring (a reference to David Boring, another comic created by Clowes). The description of the project was also taken word-for-word from a description by Clowes of his comic. Clowes’ attorney, Michael Kump, has since sent a cease-and-desist letter to LeBeouf’s attorney, which LaBeouf posted on Twitter.
Words fail me.
In short, fuck that guy. He’s an absolute arse, and is giving a bad name to legitimate copyright campaigners.
I did not know this. Ugh, what an asshole.
I have a sore throat…
I swear, if I get a cold again so soon after the last one I’m gonna go beserk.
I love early Persona 3 Gamefaq forums, because they’re full of thread topics like
- How do bathrooms work?
- Why can’t I scrub the toilet?
- How do I get maid outfits?
- What drinks do I get for the little girl?
- What do vending machines do?
- What happens if I fail my exams?
- How do I become great?
They sound like a group of aliens trying to very slowly piece together human society.
Let me tell you some things.
I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I can tell you how to stop the vast majority of abortion in the world.
First, make knowledge and access to contraception widely available. Start teaching kids before they hit puberty. Teach them about domestic violence and coercion, and teach them not to coerce and rape. Create a strong, loving community where women and girls feel safe and supported in times of need. Because guess what? They aren’t. You know what happens to babies born under such circumstances? They get hurt, unnecessarily. They get sick, unnecessarily. They get removed from parents who love them but who are unprepared for the burden of a child. Resources? Honey, we try. There aren’t enough resources anywhere. There are waiting lists, and promises, and maybes. If the government itself can’t hook people up, what makes you think an impoverished single mom can handle it?
Abolish poverty. Do you have any idea how much childcare costs? Daycare can cost as much or more than monthly rent. They may be inadequately staffed. Getting a private nanny is a nice idea, but they don’t come cheap either. Relatives? Do they own a car? Does the bus run at the right times? Do they have jobs of their own they need to work just to keep the lights on? Are they going to stick around until you get off you convenience store shift at 4 AM? Do they have criminal histories that will make them unsuitable as caregivers when CPS pokes around? You gonna pay for that? Who’s going to pay for that?
End rape. I know your type errs on the side of blaming the woman, but I’ve seen little girls who’ve barely gotten their periods pregnant because somebody thought raping preteens was an awesome idea. You want to put a child through that? Or someone with a mental or physical inability for whom pregnancy would be frightening, painful or even life-threatening? I’ve seen nonverbal kids who had their feet sliced up by caregivers for no fucking reason at all, you think sexual abuse doesn’t happen either?
You say there’s lots of couples who want to adopt. Kiddo, what they want to adopt are healthy white babies, preferably untainted by the wombs and genetics of women with alcohol or drug dependencies. I’ve seen the kids they don’t want, who almost no one wants. You people focus only on the happy pink babies, the gigglers, the ones who grow and grow with no trouble. Those are not the kids who linger in foster care. Those are certainly not the older kids and teenagers who age out of foster care and then are thrown out in the streets, usually with an array of medical and mental health issues. Are they too old to count?
And yeah, I’ve seen the babies, little hand-sized things barely clinging to life. There’s no glory, no wonder there. There is no wonder in a pregnant woman with five dollars to her name, so deep in depression you wonder if she’ll be alive in a week. Therapy costs money. Medicine costs money. Food, clothes, electricity cost money. Government assistance is a pittance; poverty drives women and girls into situations where they are forced to rely on people who abuse them to survive. (I’ve been up in more hospitals than I can count.)
In each and every dark pit of desperation, I have never seen a pro-lifer. I ain’t never seen them babysitting, scrubbing floors, bringing over goods, handing mom $50 bucks a month or driving her to the pediatrician. I ain’t never seen them sitting up for hours with an autistic child who screams and rages so his mother can get some sleep while she rests up from working 14-hour days. I don’t see them fixing leaks in rundown houses or playing with a kid while the police prepare to interview her about her sexual abuse. They’re not paying for the funerals of babies and children who died after birth, when they truly do become independent organisms. And the crazy thing is they think they’ve already done their job, because the child was born!
Aphids give birth, girl. It’s no miracle. You want to speak for the weak? Get off your high horse and get your hands dirty helping the poor, the isolated, the ill and mentally ill women and mothers and their children who already breathe the dirty air. You are doing nothing, absolutely nothing, for children. You don’t have a flea’s comprehension of injustice. You are not doing shit for life until you get in there and fight that darkness. Until you understand that abortion is salvation in a world like ours. Does that sound too hard? Do you really think suffering post-birth is more permissible, less worthy of outrage?
“Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one that can be saved by punishing a woman.
YES ALL OF THIS.
MANDATORY READING FOR EVERYONE!!!