belladonnaq:

belladonnaq:

Summer Giveaway! 

Brand new laptop: Acer Aspire E3-111-C5GL 11.6-inch Laptop (silver)

  • Intel Celeron N2830 2.16 GHz Processor
  • 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 320 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 8.1, 5-hour battery life
  • **If laptop is unavailable/sold out at the end of the giveaway I will find a substitute of equal or greater value

Brand new Nintendo 3DS + One Game of Your Choice (must be available for purchase via Amazon)

  • Features: 3D Depth Slider, Wi-Fi Capability, Nintendo 3DS Sound, Mii Maker, 3D Camera, Front & Rear Camera, Touch Screen
  • Includes: AC Power Adapter, Stylus
  • Wired Connectivity: Wireless

$100 Amazon gift card deliverable via Email

  • Dolla dolla bills ya’ll!

Rules + Info:

  • Will ship to anywhere in the world. Gift card is available immediately via email.
  • This is strictly for my followers
  • I am a Sherlock-centric fanfic+fanart blog. Ye be warned.
  • No giveaway blogs
  • Reblogs and notes count for entry. Two reblogs maximum throughout the giveaway.
  • Three winners will be selected randomly on August 15th, 2014 at 8pm PST. First drawing will be for the laptop, second for the DS and the third for the $100 Amazon gift card.
  • Winner has 72 hours to respond to my Ask before I go to runner up
  • Winner must be willing to give me their name and address
  • Don’t delete the text of this post

I’m not tagging this as a ‘giveaway’ as it hopefully will only travel among my followers and fellow fandom peeps? But who knows ^_^;

Nearly the midway point :3

The US Government: We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of

The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day

The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem

The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free

The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education

The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people

The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job

The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day

Assassin's Creed Unity: *no playable female Assassins*

Male gamers: This is just fine, so shut up! What's important isn't the character's gender, it's the story they are in! Who cares about the characters' genders? Stop trying to ruin other people's fun!

Hyrule Warriors: *10 playable characters, 8 of them are women*

Male gamers: WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!?! There are too many girls in this game! What about us, the male fans? Why the female fans have more options? Women aren't interesting, if you don't include more men in the game then the story will become boring!

missmollypond:

GUYS GUYS GUYS

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WAS LITERALLY WRITTEN BY A FEMALE ROCKET SCIENTIST

SHE’S THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WRITE A MARVEL MOVIE

WHY IS THIS NOT GETTING TALKED ABOUT

busket:

sixpenceee:

God forbid we teach the children psychology !!!

i wish the devil would have taught me all this and i wouldn’t have to pay for college

busket:

sixpenceee:

God forbid we teach the children psychology !!!

i wish the devil would have taught me all this and i wouldn’t have to pay for college

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

 I highly recommend reading the entire article. 
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
0% of protagonists are women of color
0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
1% of protagonists are people with a disability

medievalpoc:

leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:

The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.

I highly recommend reading the entire article.

from the infographic:

Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:

  • only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
  • of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
  • 0% of protagonists are women of color
  • 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
  • 1% of protagonists are people with a disability

This Old Chestnut

medievalpoc:

derpakiine replied to your post: leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc: …

Then everyone start writing your own sci do novels and movie scripts I mean shit it’s just how it turned out it’s not like anyone was trying to be racist

Looks like it’s “I didn’t read the article but I’m still…

The problem is that white people see racism as conscious hate, when racism is bigger than that. Racism is a complex system of social and political levers and pulleys set up generations ago to continue working on the behalf of whites at other people’s expense, whether whites know/like it or not. Racism is an insidious cultural disease. It is so insidious that it doesn’t care if you are a white person who likes black people; it’s still going to find a way to infect how you deal with people who don’t look like you. Yes, racism looks like hate, but hate is just one manifestation. Privilege is another. Access is another. Ignorance is another. Apathy is another. And so on. So while I agree with people who say no one is born racist, it remains a powerful system that we’re immediately born into. It’s like being born into air: you take it in as soon as you breathe. It’s not a cold that you can get over. There is no anti-racist certification class. It’s a set of socioeconomic traps and cultural values that are fired up every time we interact with the world. It is a thing you have to keep scooping out of the boat of your life to keep from drowning in it. I know it’s hard work, but it’s the price you pay for owning everything.

Scott Woods (X)

The quote I used in this post.

(via medievalpoc)

(Source: luvyourselfsomeesteem)

medievalpoc:

[TW: harassment, threats, stalking, violence, slurs, racism]

So, someone decided to post this submission with a link to medievalpoc to a subreddit called “Tumblr In Action” this morning.

I’ve posted about this before.

Let’s stop pretending we have no idea where this comes from:

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And can we stop pretending as if these supposed “rules” actually mean anything, or are ever actually enforced:

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Medievalpoc has received tens of thousands of hits from this particular subreddit from more than 60 separate threads, some of which have hundreds of derogatory comments, using slurs, threats, and racist ‘jokes’.

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And it is somehow a “coincidence” that I have had to speak to police four times and make official reports due to threats, stalking, harassment, and other nastiness? That people have followed me around in person without my knowledge or consent because of this? People have circumvented the “ignore” function by creating accounts just to send racial slurs and threats.

The rest of this is going under a cut, because it is truly horrific. Please proceed with caution.

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Quel surprise, the armpit of the internet, Reddit, blames the harasee for being harassed, instead of the actual perpetrators of said harassment.