Sarah Manning + outfits in Natural Selection

jean-luc-gohard:

castiels-weenie:

jean-luc-gohard:

What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he doesn’t have any additional expenses. This is a reward. He’s getting a $250,000 reward for murdering an unarmed black kid.

HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN. HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE. SELF DEFESE.

None of this is true. This is how good the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign has been. Not one sentence here is accurate. Let’s break this down:

  1. "HE HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL." Michael Brown’s autopsy showed no sign of struggle.The picture of the CT scan that’s being passed around to show that Wilson had an orbital blowout fracture is actually from 2008 from the University of Iowa, and a right-wing pundit photoshopped out the date and hospital info.
  2. "MIKE REACHED FOR HIS GUN." Officer Wilson’s story is that the first shot that went off was an accidental discharge while they were fighting over the gun. However. there was no gunpowder residue on Mike Brown, meaning that he was absolutely not holding the gun when it went off and furthermore that he was not even that close. He was fired on from a distance.
  3. "HIS FRIEND THAT WAS WITH HIM EVEN ADMITTED THAT HE LIED ABOUT THE COP JUST RANDOMLY SHOOTING HIM AND CONFIRMED THAT THEY ROBBED THE STORE." This is actually a compound lie, which is kind of impressive. His friend, Dorian Johnson, did not say that. His lawyer said they were together in the convenience store, the police said there was a robbery, and the media put those two statements next to each other to imply a statement was made that never was. Johnson isn’t being charged with anything because the Ferguson PD “determined he committed no crime." The Ferguson PD also admitted Officer Wilson didn’t know about the scuffle at the convenience store before he stopped Brown and Johnson. You may be wondering why I say scuffle instead of robbery. That’s because there wasn’t one: the owners of the store didn’t call the police and video shows Brown paying for the cigarillos! The clerk confronted Brown about reaching across the counter instead of waiting for him to hand over the cigarillos, he put his hand on Brown, and Brown pushed him. Yes, he pushed him too hard, but the clerk apparently didn’t care enough to call the police. The police were called by another customer in the store, who apparently didn’t know what was actually happening.
  4. "SELF DEFESE." The autopsy shows that he was shot on the inside of his arm, meaning his hands were up, and the top of his head, meaning that, since Brown was 6’4”, either he was on his knees or the officer was 8’ tall. The officer was not 8’ tall.

The evidence clearly shows that Officer Wilson, who had no idea of the not-actually-a-robbery, executed the unarmed Mike Brown while he was on his knees with his hands in the air. Just like all of the eyewitnesses said (except for “Josie,” who turned out not to be real).

But the Ferguson PD’s already tainted public opinion. They’ve spread so many lies so effectively that no amount of evidence will bring justice. Your ignorance here is proof of just how effective it’s been.

burdge:

gold and silver

#fanart   #harry potter  
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punkrockremus:

sirius and james being facebook married

aud-works:

ron, harry & hermione!

i like to imagine that after the war ends & everything gets cleaned up, the three of them get a flat together while they recuperate & try to figure out where to go from there.  and they all have a tough time of it at first, but eventually they create someplace all of them can call home.

cosplayingwhileblack:

intergalacticafro:

"Are you sure that’s a real spell?" said the girl. "Well, it’s not very good, is it? I’ve tried a few simple spells just for practice and it’s all worked for me. Nobody in my family’s magic at all, it was ever such a surprise when I got my letter, but I was ever so pleased, of course, I mean, it’s the very best school of witchcraft there is, I’ve heard—I’ve learned all our course books by heart, of course, I just hope it will be enough—I’m Hermione Granger, by the way, who are you?”

having grown up with the HP series, i have said on multiple occasions that i am hermione granger. it’s no coincidence that we’ve never been in the same room, and i too am a magical bossy know-it-all with big hair who’s smart in school.

but now…now it’s OFFICIAL. and here are the pics to prove it~

photos taken/edited by ArtsyRaccoon, it was my first time working with her and she did an AMAZING job and was so sweet, please go check her out ;-;

more photos from this shoot HERE

SUBMISSION

angrybrasileira asked: I think something to keep in mind too is just because white people don't consider something racist doesn't mean it's not. I understand a lot of people have strong feelings about Taylor and don't want to think of her as having made a racially insensitive mistake but she did. The outfit, what honestly seems like a mockery of black women, it's offensive. It follows a long line of white pop stars appropriating black culture. But I do think she'll own up to it and do better if brought to herattention

hermionejg:

I’m going to copy and paste the rest of your asks in here: 

"I see a lot of people saying she had good intentions and was trying to make a point. But Lily Allen also had good intentions and was trying to make a point re: objectification of women in videos and in the process objectified women in her videos. Obviously, not the exact same. In Taylor’s the twerking women wearing the most exaggerated “ghetto woman” costumes weren’t the center of the video. That being said the macro argument is the same - good intentions, trying to make a point (about her lack of dance skills). But I just can’t see how people can condemn countless others and yet try to think of every excuse under the sun to justify Taylor’s use of black women’s bodies in that specific part of her video. I understand being passionate about an artist and not wanting to see that they have made a mistake but isn’t it ultimately harmful? To me it seems to send mix signals to girls who are being told cultural appropriation is bad but Taylor’s is okay. It is still appropriation of a style and even if it served to make a point it’s still offensive and harmful. Especially given that the hypersexualization and “ghetto-ization” of black women have long been used to paint them as impure and justify the violation of their bodies. That it inherently criminalizes them as prostitutes. Obviously Taylor isn’t being malicious in her depiction of black women but like you said, her video does not exist in a vacuum. She is still part of the problem and I just see a lot of white women on this site hesitant to just say “she made a racially insensitive mistake, I hope she acknowledges it and does better in the future. In the meantime I will (im)patiently wait for the release of 1989.” I hope this didn’t come off too strongly, as someone who is mixed with a black mom who enjoys twerking I just care a lot about the lack of nuance when it comes to the representation of black women.

MY RESPONSE:

I think Lily Allen did a much worse job of it and her video’s message was weird (as was her defence of that video — and to be fair, I was really hesitant at first to criticise the video on the level I should have because Lily Allen was such a strong figure for me personally when I was younger. It took a little time and reading but I got there). I agree that we shouldn’t say Taylor’s cultural appropriation is okay, I agree that it is ultimately harmful, but I think in order to totally understand how cultural appropriation works  and to teach us all to notice it and be aware of it so that we can better check ourselves on it, we cannot end the conversation with the declaration of a video’s racial insensitivity or appropriation and instead must continue that conversation so we notice as many aspects as possible of that cultural product and how it functions.

Basically, I think you and I are largely on the same page, angrybrasileira.

spenceromg:

like yeah cool we follow each other but when are we gonna date

narcolepticnarcissus:

For anyone who doesn’t know who Michael Brown is or what’s been going on in Ferguson

If there’s anything I missed or anything that is incorrect please let me know and I’ll change it or add it

bagelbrother:

someone was like hey do a flower beard thing and i was like okay

#people  

now i want fic in which he’s dating a slytherin girl who kinda scares him, & the thought of what j&s would say if they found out scares him even more, but he keeps secretly dating her anyway & that’s how he learns to be so good at hiding things

ahhh cool idea. i so rarely find fics where they actually explore peter’s move to voldemort’s side and everything (but to be fair that’s probably because i read r/s more than general marauders fics). damn, now i really want this too.

yay! congrats!

thank you!!!

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