fourtrisly:

the-canadian-government:

whynotstyless:

nappyheadet-ho-ho-hoes:

"wow! who taught you to do your makeup like that?"image

"wow! who taught you how to make that?"

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"wow! who taught you-"

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why do you know so much about sex
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why are you so calm about porn
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Why do you know so much about murdering people
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Why do you want to murder a lot of people

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diggly:

brilliantfantasticgeronimo:

linnealurks:

classic-whovian-spinster-aunt:

clarabosswald:

goodbye i’m gone bye

#perhaps it’s the fact that twelve has a pose all about power and control while clara is all demure #he looks straight into the camera #challenging it #while she smiles sweetly and looks off to the side #one leg bent - one hand on the console #unsteady almost #certainly staged #this just has heteronormative gender roles written all over it #the oncoming patriarchy #is all i can see 
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PRAISE THE TAGS


PRAISE THEM.
And in contrast, observe Rose Tyler, BAMF, in promo stills for Series 1:






Firmly rooted. Looking straight at the camera. NOT smiling.  Even when Nine is guarding her with his body, she’s directly engaging with whatever they’re confronting. And sometimes she’s looking at the viewer, or the action, and Nine is looking at *her*.  She’s a force to be reckoned with. She’s a force to be reckoned with.


#excellent tags are excellent#jfc moffat#twelfth doctor#clara oswald#the oncoming patriarchy#in contrast with#ninth doctor#rose tyler#bamf#i know that’s a lot of pictures#but i kept looking for counterexamples#and there weren’t any#someone who’s got more martha and donna promo pictures handy#should do some examples of their presentation

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/w martha



/w donna




and some more promo pics of rose but hanging out w/ ten:



honestly is rather hard to find promo pics from the 2005/2009(?) years where the doctor and the companion aren’t shown to be in equal footing, the closest i could find to the above situation was this, but it is a) not a very common shot?  i don’t remember eer seeing this particular ver of the promo pic, and b) rose is still showing a very confident stance, even if she’s not directly adressing the viewer like ten.

orrr maybe this one w/ donna? i think this one was used in one of the recent blue ray covers for s4.

ps LET’S NOT FORGET THAT amy promos started like this:

and ended like this:

diggly:

brilliantfantasticgeronimo:

linnealurks:

classic-whovian-spinster-aunt:

clarabosswald:

goodbye i’m gone bye

 

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PRAISE THE TAGS

PRAISE THEM.

And in contrast, observe Rose Tyler, BAMF, in promo stills for Series 1:

Firmly rooted. Looking straight at the camera. NOT smiling.  Even when Nine is guarding her with his body, she’s directly engaging with whatever they’re confronting. And sometimes she’s looking at the viewer, or the action, and Nine is looking at *her*.  She’s a force to be reckoned with. She’s a force to be reckoned with.

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terresdebrume:

Fandom is, essentially, the collective refusal of thousands of people accross the world to be passive about the media they are exposed to.

I just wish people from the outside would realize how great it truly is.

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Why yes, Plus Size Brand, I would love to buy a shapeless white tshirt with some huge lettering and an animal print.
— no plus size person ever (via femmadilemma)
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nhaingen:

for those unexposed this is the default windows 8 splash screen. its really hard to figure out how to change it and its the ugliest picture ever. like this actually makes me physically angry every time i see it which is quite often. i fucking hate that gradient drippy-egg sun thing in the corner, and how its dripping translucent plasma onto some calligraphic black vector lines. i hate the stylized seattle or what the fuck ever thing that is, with these tiny round-edged grey dildo buildings which are like a third the size of those godawful gradient triangle trees. also theres this little thing on the field that looks almost exactly like a tiny water droplet and for weeks i kept thinking it was one and i would try to wipe it off. i want to know who created this, i want to know how much they were paid. i just want to know why

nhaingen:

for those unexposed this is the default windows 8 splash screen. its really hard to figure out how to change it and its the ugliest picture ever. like this actually makes me physically angry every time i see it which is quite often. i fucking hate that gradient drippy-egg sun thing in the corner, and how its dripping translucent plasma onto some calligraphic black vector lines. i hate the stylized seattle or what the fuck ever thing that is, with these tiny round-edged grey dildo buildings which are like a third the size of those godawful gradient triangle trees. also theres this little thing on the field that looks almost exactly like a tiny water droplet and for weeks i kept thinking it was one and i would try to wipe it off. i want to know who created this, i want to know how much they were paid. i just want to know why

Anonymous said: I wanted to share one thing with you, one story about how what you write online flipped my impression of autistic people around. I know a kid with Down's syndrome, and his parents have friends with an autistic kid who is an incredible artist. We were working on a project and they suggested using the kid's paintings. I said 'Awesome, if he wants to, that would be great'. And they said 'Oh, no, he's so autistic, there's no point even asking him, he won't understand.' 1/3

realsocialskills:

dephinia:

youneedacat:

2/3 And I thought, wow, weird, but ok, they know this kid, they deal with developmentally disabled kids every day, they know better. And I didn’t think about it much. But then I read what you wrote about understanding, but not being able to respond. And it blew my mind. I thought of that kid, and how maybe asking him would have made perfect sense, because even if he can’t respond, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t get to be asked,

3/3and it doesn’t mean he doesn’t get to at least know what people want to do with his art. Even if he doesn’t have the capacity to voice his opinion about it. Thanks for writing about the way you do and don’t communicate, and explaining that lack of communication doesn’t equal lack of personhood or awareness. I will know that next time something like this happens, and maybe it will make a difference to the DD person it concerns.

Wow I’m seriously happy that people are asking him.

Something that made me cry, later, when I was capable of crying:

Sometimes I’m incapable of showing a single signal that I am aware of anything.  Nothing.  Not with my eyes, not with anything.

Normally, I’m accustomed to even people who know me, treating me different.  At least, their manner of talking to me and their voice changes, they get nervous.  At most…  I get to learn what they really think of me, because they talk about me as if I’m not even there, including complaining about me in terms that made it 100% clear that they would not say this if they thought I was present there with them.

So I was at AutCom and I’d just given a presentation.  It was super-crowded — the AutCom conference, 3 weddings, and a Bar Mitzvah, going on all at once in this hotel.  I had a killer migraine and I was overloaded and I’d just gotten through my presentation, which I’d given by lying on the floor writhing because I couldn’t get up.  One of those days.  When it was over, a bunch of us autistic people (all nonspeaking normally), all went out into the hall in various stages of shutdown.  Larry Bissonette was pacing.  I was leaning up against a wall and I couldn’t move or even focus my eyes or move my eyes in any way.

I love Sandra Radisch’s writing and I wish I’d had a chance to meet her when either of us was more communicative.  But her staff person came up to me to tell me what my presentation meant to her.  And she did not bat an eyelash, she did not change her way of speaking to me in the slightest, she talked to me as if she was talking to any random person, even though I had no prayer of even blinking my eyes in response to her at that point.

And that meant more to me than you could believe.

If this child gets talked to respectfully and as if people expect him to understand, then he will understand.  He may or may not understand the words.  There is no way of telling even whether a very verbal person understands the words.   He may understand every word said, or none, or it may vary day to day.  

But at minimum, he will understand what it means to be spoken to respectfully — people with receptive language problems tend to do better at picking up on emotional content like that, so if he doesn’t understand the words, he will doubtless understand the intent.  And he will begin to expect to be asked.  He will expect respect.  And when respect is not given, he will react badly.  And that is the beginning of self-advocacy for people with very severe communication impairments.

But he will also possibly remember the first time he was ever asked, for the rest of his life.  When nobody ever asks — it means the world.  It meant the world to me, and I’m nowhere near in the position of being underestimated as thoroughly as this boy is.  Talk to him. Include him.  Ask him things.  Talk even if you expect no response.  It will mean something to him.  It could mean everything to him.

"lack of communication doesn’t equal lack of personhood or awareness. "

^THIS, y’all.

We place so much emphasis on verbal communication that we forget that:

1) loudest does not equal right
2) most articulate/verbose does not equal right
3) there are other ways of communicating
4) which are no less valid
5) if someone has difficulty communicating in a typical or expected way that does not make what she/he wants to communicate invalid or unimportant
6) our lack of capacity to listen/understand does not equal lack of value/importance of the message!!

Listening and awareness are skills that must be practiced and developed as much as talking, and yet we learn so many anti-listening skills. LISTEN.

realsocialskills said:

Yes. And also, if you see others involved in someone’s care write that they “have no communication”, it’s particularly urgent to figure out ways they communicate and document them.

Even if you’re not sure. Even if they’re ambiguous. Document that. Eg “Bob says infrequent and hard to interpret words.” or “Bob waves his hand in response to questions”.

The consequences of being seen as incapable of communication can get really horrible really quickly, so if you’re in a position to counter that, do so.

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okcreepsters:

Racist, homophobic, AND rapey? What a catch!

Alan Tudyk’s and Nathan Fillion’s encounter with Justin Bieber at the Halo 3 release party (x)

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nasa-ismy-truelove:

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

Scientists from MIT Developed a Trillion frames per second slow motion camera that can show light moving through a bottle. Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography - For comparison, the imaging of a bullet captured at this many frames per second would last a year as explained in thepresentation by Professor Ramesh Raskar of MIT.
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^ what you have witnessed above is light travelling in slow motion.

OOOOOOOOOH MY GOD

nasa-ismy-truelove:

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

Scientists from MIT Developed a Trillion frames per second slow motion camera that can show light moving through a bottle. Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography - For comparison, the imaging of a bullet captured at this many frames per second would last a year as explained in thepresentation by Professor Ramesh Raskar of MIT.

[video]

^ what you have witnessed above is light travelling in slow motion.

OOOOOOOOOH MY GOD

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If you’re in the US and ever need help paying for an abortion

fuckyeahfeminists:

Check out this list of abortion funds organized by state

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