It's all meaningless, anyway.

wannabeanimator:

via Kotaku

Yogventures, an ambitious video game project helmed by a group of YouTubers called The Yogscast, raised over $567,000 back in 2012 to make what they called “the game you’ve always wanted.”

Last week, the developers of Yogventures announced that they had cancelled the game, and that backers would not be getting refunds. So what happened? Where did the money go? Let’s break it down.

pervocracy:

Saw the FSoG trailer.  Really not much to comment on besides what I’ve already said about the books, but a few things I noticed:

  • They made Ana rather older-looking in the movie, and Christian younger-looking, than comes across in text.  In text she sounds like a fifteen-year-old who occasionally acts like a ten-year-old, whereas he sounds forty. It doesn’t unfuck his actions if they’re peers, but it softens the creep blow a little bit.
  • It’s subtle without context, but in the elevator scene, you do see her try to push him away. And her expression as he walks into the closing doors is straight out of a horror movie.
  • "I’m not capable of leaving you alone."  Oh, that’s too bad.  Because in my dream version of this trailer, Ana says "I can give you a little help with that" and then there’s a scene where we learn that Ana knows Krav Maga and parkour.
  • That shot where Ana is about to kiss (José?) and Christian runs in and stiff-arms them apart.  I laughed. 
  • Ana has the same sullen-exhausted expression in every shot.  Which is about how I picture her in the book, yeah.
  • There’s that shot again where it looks sexy that his hand is up her skirt, because they cut away before you see her refusing and him threatening and abusing her for refusing.
  • Look at this knot.  This knot is a disgrace.  I’m thinking “actual BDSM consultant” was not a job on this shoot.image
  • Is “ohOhohOhohnNono” like, the theme noise?  Okayyy then.
  • The angle Christian is looking at in the ending graphic is a view you would only get if there were a skyscraper floating in the middle of Puget Sound.
  • The whole thing looks tragically faithful to the book.  Maybe it’ll flop enormously when people realize “hey, sex or no sex, he’s kind of a complete shit to her.”  One can hope.
  • I am very, very sad that we didn’t get a CGI Inner Goddess.

That sullen look looks like a conventionally attractive actress doing the facial relaxation trick that Tilda Swinton does to get Brienne of Tarth’s face, but she’s really not good at doing it AND still making facial expressions. 

How Ableism Creates the Idea of “Special” Needs, and Why It’s Harmful

girljanitor:

I’m a disabled person, and I also work at the Disability Services Office at a college.

Not very long ago, a professor rushed into our office flustered and angry because

1. She had a blind student in her class.

2. She asked us how we planned to communicate graded papers to her student, since her habit was to write corrections on printed papers.

3. To which we replied, “Just send her an email instead of writing your corrections on the printed paper.”

Her response?

How DARE we burden HER with so much extra work? More about how busy she is. More about how that gives an “unfair advantage”. (???) More on how could we possibly expect her to make such a drastic accommodation, which wasn’t fair to her or her other students.

Our response:

How many emails do you think you send to your sighted students every semester? Dozens? Hundreds? How many classes of 25+ students do your teach every semester? How do you communicate with them?

Email.

Email.

This problem was entirely created in this professor’s mind by her own assumption that anything a disabled student could need was unacceptable, and a waste of her time.She returned to our office to complain several times over this.

She threw an actual tantrum over something she did for her non-disabled students every single day without even considering it.

Because “everyone knows” disabled people, whatever we might need, that need is too much. It’s a burden on abled people. It’s “unfair to everyone else (read: non-disabled people).

Many disability activists say things along the lines of “our needs aren’t more, just different”. Well, I have to say that even when are needs are the same, they’re still, apparently “too much”.

The U.S. Black-white wealth gap is larger than in South Africa at the height of apartheid. The statistic is all the more remarkable when considering that South Africa virtually mandated gross inequality by law, while in the U.S. the great chasm exists “within a political economy that is at least nominally democratic” and packed with Black elected officials, including “the sitting head of state.”

Jon Jeter, Black in Obama’s America

“The wealth gap narrowed to a ratio of 7 to 1 in 1995 before ballooning to 22 to 1 following a housing market collapse five years ago.

For every dollar in assets owned by whites in the United States, blacks own less than a nickel, a racial divide that is wider than South Africa’s at any point during the apartheid era.

The median net worth for black households is $4,955, or about 4.5 percent of whites’ median household wealth, which was $110, 729 in 2010, according to Census data. Racial inequality in apartheid South Africa reached its zenith in 1970 when black households’ median net worth represented 6.8 percent of whites’, according to an analysis of government data by Sampie Terreblanche, professor emeritus of economics at Stellenbosch University.”

(via hagereseb)

feelinranty:

nerdloveandlolz:

zenodotus5:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

cognitivedissonance:

womanistgrrrlcollective:

voxapocrypha:

getoutofthewelfaretag:

sassythoughts213:

rottenmeats:

getoutofthewelfaretag:

meghabits:

getoutofthewelfaretag:

sassythoughts213:

No Words Needed

Also, she’s FAKE, or at least highly exaggerated. Like, this isn’t even possible due to federal regulations.

Um… why would it be her fault if her kid’s fathers don’t pay child support? Isn’t that the father’s issue? 

Of course not. She’s A Single Black Mother On Welfare. Everything is her fault.

man like ppl who post these kinda things must not know how impossible it is to make ends meet on that little a month. WOW 1K THATS SO MUCh ahah yeah after rent and bills and daily expenses she must be rollin in that like $5 left over shit man look out 

Welfare is not ment to live off of. It’s help/aid. STOP FORGETTING SHE IS ABLE TO WORK.

IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, then she is in work training for a minimum of 30 hours a week and she has to provide job search logs to her caseworker on the regular.
IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, then she has a 5 year LIFETIME limit of receiving that benefit.
IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, then filing for child support from all the children’s fathers was a requirement for being approved. Meaning, if they’re not paying, that’s on them, not her.
IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, she is still broke as hell. I could barely support myself making $1200/mo, much less 4 other people who would be completely dependent on me.
But considering all of those factors, it’s pretty doubtful that she’s real, as I said in my first reply.

That last comment = Perfection. She’s an imaginary boogeyman of terrified conservatives. The Welfare Queen, was originally invented, whole-cloth, by the Regan administration.
BOOoOOOOOooooo! Teh sexually profligate poors are coming rob you for your tax moneez! They want to live in your neighborhood and get their poor cooties on you!
It’s easier to believe in her as she is presented, than it is to believe that maybe, just maybe, The American Dream (fanfare) doesn’t happen as easily, nor as equally, as we’d like to think.
"It’s not MY fault I can’t get rich! It’s them greedy poors takin’ all my money-taxes!"
Look, there are cheats in every system, public and private. But they are the exception, not the rule. And they are never, ever as egregious as political PR would make them out to be. Unless you’re a major corporation that ca afford hundreds of loophole-seeking lawyers, it’s pretty damn difficult to get away with cheating the government.

Commentary via dynastylnoire

She’s probably not real at all. 1200 is nothing. Then she’s has 4 kids, if they are in day care that is probably all her money.
Look at it like this. Here rent is less than everywhere else, you can get two bedroom for around 600 dollars.
Okay BUT gas and electric still has to be paid.  +235 dollars.
She still has to get groceries. She may be getting food stamps but again she has 4 kids. She probably will run out of food as food stamps have been cut.
Kids need clothes, they out grow shoes, coats, etc.  they break things, they are involved in extra curricular activities. I’m not even going to get into how much getting for kids dressed from walmart alone can cost. If they are in sports or the arts add more money.
Oh and then how is she getting around? I think bus passes here are around 90 dollars for a zone 1 monthly. 25 for a weekly.  She and  Her kids will more than likely need them to get back and forth if she doesn’t have a car.
I have a honda, to fill my gas tank is 35 dollars. I’m a new driver my car insurance is 215 dollars. Does she have a warranty? Add 130 dollars a month. Oh and if she didn’t buy it out right add the car payment 170 every two weeks.
1200 dollars a month for one person goes fast. 
Oh add doctor bills, medicine, co pays, trips to the barber shop, beauty salon,  toys, glasses and braces to that too.
And to be fair, if our tax dollars are keeping her and her family alive we should be glad. You know what’s despicable? Billions of tax dollars  being spent on wars that are killing innocent people world wide. Be enraged about that.

Commentary via WGC

According to Truth-Out in 2012, the average American taxpayer making $50,000 per year paid just $36 towards SNAP, while paying $6,000 a year towards corporate welfare. 
According to Think by The Numbers, About $59 billion (3 percent of the total federal budget) is spent on traditional social welfare programs and $92 billion (5 percent of the federal budget) is spent on corporate subsidies. 
According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, “Nationwide, in any given month, a total of 900,000 veterans nationwide lived in households that relied on SNAP to provide food for their families in 2011”


Oh, look. Facts.

love smackdowns

Can we make actual factual profiles like this about all the rich assholes heading corporations that get huge tax credits? We should start with GE

Also, why does it enter into it that there are four different fathers? If she’d had four kids with the same father, would you care about her well-being more and hate her less? If so, why is that? Just something to think about, in this “post-sexist” world we live in.

Ya suuuuuuure she pays no taxes

feelinranty:

nerdloveandlolz:

zenodotus5:

boygeorgemichaelbluth:

cognitivedissonance:

womanistgrrrlcollective:

voxapocrypha:

getoutofthewelfaretag:

sassythoughts213:

rottenmeats:

getoutofthewelfaretag:

meghabits:

getoutofthewelfaretag:

sassythoughts213:

No Words Needed

Also, she’s FAKE, or at least highly exaggerated. Like, this isn’t even possible due to federal regulations.

Um… why would it be her fault if her kid’s fathers don’t pay child support? Isn’t that the father’s issue? 

Of course not. She’s A Single Black Mother On Welfare. Everything is her fault.

man like ppl who post these kinda things must not know how impossible it is to make ends meet on that little a month. WOW 1K THATS SO MUCh ahah yeah after rent and bills and daily expenses she must be rollin in that like $5 left over shit man look out 

Welfare is not ment to live off of. It’s help/aid. STOP FORGETTING SHE IS ABLE TO WORK.

IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, then she is in work training for a minimum of 30 hours a week and she has to provide job search logs to her caseworker on the regular.

IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, then she has a 5 year LIFETIME limit of receiving that benefit.

IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, then filing for child support from all the children’s fathers was a requirement for being approved. Meaning, if they’re not paying, that’s on them, not her.

IF she is real, and IF she is getting cash assistance, she is still broke as hell. I could barely support myself making $1200/mo, much less 4 other people who would be completely dependent on me.

But considering all of those factors, it’s pretty doubtful that she’s real, as I said in my first reply.

That last comment = Perfection. She’s an imaginary boogeyman of terrified conservatives. The Welfare Queen, was originally invented, whole-cloth, by the Regan administration.

BOOoOOOOOooooo! Teh sexually profligate poors are coming rob you for your tax moneez! They want to live in your neighborhood and get their poor cooties on you!

It’s easier to believe in her as she is presented, than it is to believe that maybe, just maybe, The American Dream (fanfare) doesn’t happen as easily, nor as equally, as we’d like to think.

"It’s not MY fault I can’t get rich! It’s them greedy poors takin’ all my money-taxes!"

Look, there are cheats in every system, public and private. But they are the exception, not the rule. And they are never, ever as egregious as political PR would make them out to be. Unless you’re a major corporation that ca afford hundreds of loophole-seeking lawyers, it’s pretty damn difficult to get away with cheating the government.

Commentary via dynastylnoire

She’s probably not real at all. 1200 is nothing. Then she’s has 4 kids, if they are in day care that is probably all her money.

Look at it like this. Here rent is less than everywhere else, you can get two bedroom for around 600 dollars.

Okay BUT gas and electric still has to be paid.  +235 dollars.

She still has to get groceries. She may be getting food stamps but again she has 4 kids. She probably will run out of food as food stamps have been cut.

Kids need clothes, they out grow shoes, coats, etc.  they break things, they are involved in extra curricular activities. I’m not even going to get into how much getting for kids dressed from walmart alone can cost. If they are in sports or the arts add more money.

Oh and then how is she getting around? I think bus passes here are around 90 dollars for a zone 1 monthly. 25 for a weekly.  She and  Her kids will more than likely need them to get back and forth if she doesn’t have a car.

I have a honda, to fill my gas tank is 35 dollars. I’m a new driver my car insurance is 215 dollars. Does she have a warranty? Add 130 dollars a month. Oh and if she didn’t buy it out right add the car payment 170 every two weeks.

1200 dollars a month for one person goes fast. 

Oh add doctor bills, medicine, co pays, trips to the barber shop, beauty salon,  toys, glasses and braces to that too.

And to be fair, if our tax dollars are keeping her and her family alive we should be glad. You know what’s despicable? Billions of tax dollars  being spent on wars that are killing innocent people world wide. Be enraged about that.

Commentary via WGC

According to Truth-Out in 2012, the average American taxpayer making $50,000 per year paid just $36 towards SNAP, while paying $6,000 a year towards corporate welfare. 

According to Think by The Numbers, About $59 billion (3 percent of the total federal budget) is spent on traditional social welfare programs and $92 billion (5 percent of the federal budget) is spent on corporate subsidies. 

According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, “Nationwide, in any given month, a total of 900,000 veterans nationwide lived in households that relied on SNAP to provide food for their families in 2011”

Oh, look. Facts.

love smackdowns

Can we make actual factual profiles like this about all the rich assholes heading corporations that get huge tax credits? We should start with GE

Also, why does it enter into it that there are four different fathers? If she’d had four kids with the same father, would you care about her well-being more and hate her less? If so, why is that? Just something to think about, in this “post-sexist” world we live in.

Ya suuuuuuure she pays no taxes

hemaoriahau:

reversingyourpolarity:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

iridessence:

chubbycartwheels:

apihtawikosisan:

hemaoriahau:

Tū Te Maungaroa- Kapa Haka Regionals 2014

Always reposting fierce Indigenous women!

Holy shit that’s awesome.

Indigenous women of SIZE.

yoooo

Excuse me, are they fucking holding stakes? Like these women are going to murder a vampire colony in badass fashion and I’m a little frightened. But this is awesome all the same.

@reversingyourpolarity  -They are holding Patu, which is a Māori weapon. 

hemaoriahau:

reversingyourpolarity:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

iridessence:

chubbycartwheels:

apihtawikosisan:

hemaoriahau:

Tū Te Maungaroa- Kapa Haka Regionals 2014

Always reposting fierce Indigenous women!

Holy shit that’s awesome.

Indigenous women of SIZE.

yoooo

Excuse me, are they fucking holding stakes? Like these women are going to murder a vampire colony in badass fashion and I’m a little frightened. But this is awesome all the same.

@reversingyourpolarity  -They are holding Patu, which is a Māori weapon. 

This gets very complicated, very quickly, as soon as the aspiring ally starts navigating through the world and discovers that there is no singular mass of black people, latino folks, or ‘people of color’ to take guidance from, and that people within a single identity not only disagree with each other, but often have directly conflicting desires and politics. This means that one cannot be a white ally, for example, as an identity; one can be an ally to specific people of color in specific situations, but not to people of color as a whole category.
Ain’t No PC Gonna Fix It, Baby: a critique of ally politics (via thaxted)

p-sebae:

kyuofcosmic:

hootbird:

diarrheaworldstarhiphop:

lilaira:

motok-wolf:

why  :c

This is perfection.

FUCK THIS SENSATION

FUCK IT

FUUUUCCKKK

THE WORST

it feels exactly how it looks too lol

Imagine this sensation from your head to your toes on your left side. And it never goes away. It’s just actually become background noise for me. I can’t recall last time I didn’t have this feeling in my limbs.

This is what I have in my shoulder all the time =\ it really sucks, I should probably go see the doc but RSI + bad joints + drawing all the time = yep, there’s your problem.

werewolfetude:

PSA:

Some people have sex and that’s okay

Some people don’t have sex and that’s also okay

but what’s NOT okay is putting fucking ketchup in your god damn mac and cheese

sufferingsappho:

The thing about the whole narrative of “Gay people keep dying because they can’t get married legally so they can’t use their spouses insurance when they get sick”

Like, I can understand how a person would hear that and think “Well, marriage equality would take care of that.” I get it. I really do. 

But the bigger issue here is most definitely that people without insurance are dying from totally preventable illnesses all the time.