September 21, 2014
real-faker:

fishnetandfundip:

captainjaneways-bitch:

rainbowshooterunicornsummoner:

An explanation of what radians measure: the angle in terms of the radius curved around the circle.

holy fucking shit, my entire education has just clicked.

I love seeing things click for other people (especially in math). That instant exhilaration is the reason math and science are fun for me.

Reblogging this because using animation as a teaching tool = fuckin boss

This is pretty rad

real-faker:

fishnetandfundip:

captainjaneways-bitch:

rainbowshooterunicornsummoner:

An explanation of what radians measure: the angle in terms of the radius curved around the circle.

holy fucking shit, my entire education has just clicked.

I love seeing things click for other people (especially in math). That instant exhilaration is the reason math and science are fun for me.

Reblogging this because using animation as a teaching tool = fuckin boss

This is pretty rad

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September 21, 2014

habibichic:

*aging comedian voice* iced coffee?? whats next iced chicken??? i remember when i was young now it seems like so long ago no one pays attention to people my age i’m scared of dying soon also i’m a little racist

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September 21, 2014
lovelynobody00:

rizplease:



cryptaniac:



batromance:



how many times have this two broken up seriously











omg bruce, you are the dramatic teenage girl in this relationship

lovelynobody00:

rizplease:

cryptaniac:

batromance:

how many times have this two broken up seriously

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omg bruce, you are the dramatic teenage girl in this relationship

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September 21, 2014
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I’m not even sure Wizard society as a whole see mental disorders as a health problem — they seem to act as if mental problems are a moral weakness.

It does seem that way, doesn’t it? The general attitude of the Order seems to be, “Oh, there’s nothing wrong with Sirius, he’s just being a jerk.” Dumbledore’s remarks at the end about how Sirius was “too old and too clever” to be bothered by Snape’s verbal attacks comfirm that. The implication is that if Sirius didn’t behave sensibly, it was his own damn fault. But I think expecting Sirius to behave sensibly under the circumstances was like expecting a man with two broken legs to get up and walk. It just wasn’t going to happen.

Given the way Wizarding social attitudes seem to lag behind Muggle ones, I think Sirius found himself in the same situation that a lot of shell-shocked soldiers found themselves in during the early days of WWI: people who hadn’t been through the same experience didn’t believe that all these soldiers were really sick — they were just weak, or cowardly, and trying to get out of fighting.

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September 21, 2014

arineat:

shinibunny:

darren-freakin-criss:

takealookatyourlife:

heroicallyfound:

svetlana-del-rey:

Was she going to slap you because you never in any way made him gay in the actual books, taking zero risks/doing absolutely nothing for gay characters in literature, and only announcing your “authorial intent” afterwards for a cheap shot at looking like an ~ally~

^^^

Gay people are just normal people. We are not told about any of the Hogwarts professors love lives, other than Snape, and it would be completely out of character for Dumbledore to walk around telling everyone about his sexuality.

Did you want her to make him dress in glittery platform boots, a crop top, and decorate his office in rainbow flags to make it more obvious for you? Would that be enough of a stereotype to appease you people? Or what? Please tell me. I’d like to know how you think a gay character is supposed to be portrayed.

And did you miss the Grindelwald chapters in the ‘actual books’? Or was that also not obvious enough for you? Did Dumbledore need to whisper “always” wistfully in order for you to connect that he had romantic feelings for Grindelwald? Maybe you are American and need them to gaze longingly into each others eyes with awkward close ups of their fingers almost grazing each other that Hollywood thinks means ‘true love’. 

It didn’t fit into his relationship to Harry to ever say “I’m gay”, and so it was not stated explicitly (you might have noticed the book was told from Harry Potter’s perspective).

The point is though, that he is a homosexual, well respected, powerful, and very loved wizard- and his sexuality doesn’t matter because no one else thinks it matters. a.k.a. no one care that he loves men, and that is wonderful. 

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What she said^

Except that this “revelation after the fact” always smacked to me of wanting cookies for representation that DIDN’T HAPPEN.

Representation needs to be real and explicit. It doesn’t have to take over everything and it should never be the CENTRAL characteristic of a character, but if you’re representing a group of people, it can’t just be vaguely hinted at. It has to be stated, not implied so slightly that you have to squint to see it!

If JKR wanted cookies for providing representation, she had multiple chances to do it within the books. And it didn’t have to be with Dumbledore (because I agree that in books from Harry’s POV, it would come across as inappropriate to have the headmaster discussing his sexuality with him). It didn’t have to be with Dumbles. It could have been with any of the multitude of side-characters she wrote into the books. A side note about a lesbian couple going to Yule ball together, or Dean/Seamus could have been a thing. Or Ginny could have dated Dean and then broke up with him and dated a girl for a while. And these things aren’t necessarily something that would have had to take up SO MUCH time or space in the books. With a simple insertion of one or two lines throughout the ENTIRE SERIES, JKR could have had actual, tangible representation and it would have been awesome.

Stating after the fact that ‘Dumbles was totes gay, btw, where are my props’ was just pointless and kind of fucking insulting to the MOGII fans of the books.

And you know what, maybe she wasn’t looking for props when she revealed that, maybe it was an offhand sort of comment and she didn’t think about it while writing the books, but I’m sick of people saying “OMG SHE WAS AMAZING BC SHE ABSENTLY DECIDED DUMBLES WAS GAY” like it’s a crumb we should be grateful for. There are many things JKR did that were great, but this is not one of them and knowing she intended him to be gay - knowing we ALMOST had a chance for representation - it makes it even worse than if he’d be straight all along, imo.

September 21, 2014

socialjusticekoolaid:

Can’t stop, won’t stop: Protesters in Ferguson rally again, seeking justice for Mike Brown. More than a month and a half after his death, his killer, Darren Wilson, is still a free man. (Pt 2) 

Because it wouldn’t be a protest in Ferguson without fuckery from the police. A driver plowed his car through protesters, grazing several and running over a young boys foot. Beyond taking several hours to transport the boy to the hospital, they took even longer to arrest the motorist. Who did they not wait long to arrest? Two of the protesters who had been documenting the altercation for the world to see. If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention. #staywoke #farfromover #nojusticenopeace

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September 21, 2014
so-so-gender-fly:

Can we all please stop sensationalizing transgender people…specifically, trans women? Phrases like, “used to be a man” are so overly simplistic and reinforce the notion that trans women are lying or being disingenuous. How about, “The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America is a Trans Woman….HOORAY!”
Your desire to sell magazines does not trump the safety and advocacy that trans women so desparately deserve. While this is a wonderful circumstance, it is hardly representative of the lives of most trans women in this country. When we attempt to celebrate a white, upper class, trans woman with unhealthy phrases like this, we will only find ourselves doing damage to the ones down here with the rest of the us. Or the ones we keep below us.   

so-so-gender-fly:

Can we all please stop sensationalizing transgender people…specifically, trans women? Phrases like, “used to be a man” are so overly simplistic and reinforce the notion that trans women are lying or being disingenuous. How about, “The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America is a Trans Woman….HOORAY!”

Your desire to sell magazines does not trump the safety and advocacy that trans women so desparately deserve. While this is a wonderful circumstance, it is hardly representative of the lives of most trans women in this country. When we attempt to celebrate a white, upper class, trans woman with unhealthy phrases like this, we will only find ourselves doing damage to the ones down here with the rest of the us. Or the ones we keep below us.   

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September 21, 2014

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September 21, 2014

vaganja:

atira-patrice:

thahalfrican:

postracialcomments:

The bodies of two Tampa teenagers were discovered Thursday morning on a roadside in Duval County.
Angelia Mangum, 19, and Tjhisha Ball, 18, were found about 1 a.m., according to law enforcement. A witness told Jacksonville news station WJAX the teenagers were bound with zip ties and lying on top of one another.
"Two witnesses were driving by and they saw bodies and they called 911," Sgt. T.K. Waters told news station WJXT.
Officers were dispatched to Sisson Drive, near the intersection of Main Street North and Clark Road.
Investigators suspect foul play and are trying to determine the causes of death.
"They were in an area where they would have been noticed, so I think it was fairly recently since they’d been left there,” Waters also told WJXT.
A medical examiner has taken the bodies to determine the cause of death.
"I just don’t understand what happened," Ball’s sister, Crystal Moore, said.
According to Moore, both women had been living in the Jacksonville area off and on for approximately a year and a half.
"I feel like sometimes that I failed," Ball’s mother, Jerlean Moore, said. "What could I have done? What could I have taught her better? It hurts…it really hurts."
It’s a pain that’s only worsened by the fact that no one has been caught.

:(

jesus..

let’s care just as much about black girls being murdered as we do about black boys. signal boost.

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September 21, 2014

astrodidact:

Teenager from India invents device that can convert breath to speech

A high school student from India has invented a device that can convert a person’s breath into speech, to give millions of people around the world suffering from speech impediment a ‘voice’ for the first time.

Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has developed a new technology called ‘TALK’, which is a cheap and portable device to help people who are physically incapable of speaking express themselves. Right now, 1.4 percent of the world’s population has very limited or no speech, due to conditions such as Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), locked-in syndrome (LIS), Encephalopathy (SEM), Parkinson’s disease, and paralysis.

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141509-26176.html

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