this smoke detector is nearly out of battery and it’s killing me











tumblr you can keep your glorified nostalgia about the wild thornberries and tony hawk’s pro skater and getting to hold the flea-ridden stuffed lion during the d.a.r.e program and what have you because THIS right here.  now THIS was the essence of the 90s


oh man it took me literally 2 seconds of this video to remember exactly how the rest of it went

I hated this commercial. Turns out I still hate it.


I CAN’T FUCKING STOP LAUGHING its as awful as i remembered it

i cant quite explain this commercial and how it came back to me like

i couldnt remember the exact words by heart but. everything they said chimed in my head like a song i’d heard a long time ago. it was almost rhythmic, buried deep in my memory. it was probably the most bizarre way ive ever remembered something.

I actually remember this. I remember next to nothing about that time period, but I remember this.

oh my god I really do remember every second of this commercial, how often did they play this fucking thing

goddammit. there are some things that should remain forgotten, ok?


(Reblogged from melliferan)


Just because your OC is a PoC doesn’t make you not racist.

Just because your OC is a PoC doesn’t make you not racist.

Just because your OC is a PoC doesn’t make you not racist.

Just because your OC is a PoC doesn’t make you not racist.

And you are not exempt from your shitty, racist comments because of it.

(Reblogged from kralkatorrik)


  • Making you feel like you have no choice
  • Making you feel like contradicting them in anything would hurt them, making you selfish
  • Making you feel guilty in a vague, impossible to articulate way, like your existence is essentially Wrong and has to be redeemed
  • Making you double and triple guess things you think about yourself
  • Making you think “I deserve much worse” as a way to excuse how you’re being treated
  • Making you wonder why caring about someone has to hurt so much

This is far from an exhaustive list but it is a few of the things I see (and have experienced) most often in people who are being manipulated or trapped in abusive relationships of some kind or another.

I wish I had some good catch all advice for what to do if you find yourself in a place like this but all I can think to say is talk to people about it. Reach out to others. It can be scary and it can feel hopeless even when you try, but you do not deserve to be made to feel like that.

And that’s true no matter who they are. No one deserves to make you feel like this. It doesn’t matter how much they hurt or how badly life has treated them, we are all responsible for the hurt we cause others and must be willing to acknowledge that.

(Reblogged from natellite)

Aug. 31 11:22 pm


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"are you a boy or a girl?"


(Reblogged from lgbtlaughs)
Your horny tweets about the leaked nudes of an actress should eventually have to be read aloud as part of your wedding vows.
Peter Schultz (via kohwala)
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*sigh* Okay. *sits down*

I hate the fact that fem!Warden has the option to tell Anora, to her face, that you will continue having an affair with Alistair if they get married. 

She tells you Cailan had a wandering eye but kept things discreet, and only hopes that you don’t embarrass her if Alistair, the man she might marry, decides to do the same.

I can’t. I CANNOT DEAL with this dialogue option. I hate that it exists. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth.


And this is only one of many ways the game lets you humiliate, betray and harm her. All the while it’s hiding behind “twu wub” and “courtly love” (Do some research on that) and “exotic mistress” garbage.

Whoever wrote this sexist trash clearly saw no wrong in humiliating, traumatizing, degrading and harming an innocent woman whose only crime is “being in the way”, wanting to stay alive and free and….loving her father. It’s just a game you say? Well, sure, keep believing that “entertainment” exists in a vacuum and that the obvious bias towards the cishet (In canon) blonde white bastard prince was a coincidence.

Ignorance is bliss, after all.

And before I get jumped: IDGAF what you do in your game. Do whatever the fuck you want. It’s your sandbox, just keep this trash out of mine.

you know what really kills me about all this too, besides the obvious grossness of women going all Maury over a dude?

this is the sort of trash that’s defended as normal and acceptable in this fandom. this is fandom’s vaunted “monogamy”

bragging to a woman about how you’re gonna keep banging her husband whether she likes it or not is acceptable but responsible non-monogamy isn’t

we’re told that cheating w/on and hurting people and breaking commitments to them is fine and we should accept that, but not the idea that consenting adults can actually love more than 1 person at a time and come to an understanding with them where all parties involved are getting their needs met

no, that’s “greedy” and “wanting your cake and eating it too”

this is what i mean when I say monogamy isn’t actually sacrosanct in this game, it’s a complete fucking joke actually, which is why the fact that it’s compulsory is so infuriating

and this particular scenario is even more obnoxious when you consider that the Warden in question might well have had Alistair demanding that she drop Leliana and/or Zevran like a bad habit

the hypocrisy of this is just off the charts on every conceivable level

I couldn’t agree more if I tried.

Add to that the great idea that telling Alistair “Everybody is out for themselves” to instill that mentality to get him to agree with this gross arrangement (Whether he marries Anora or someone else) in the first place and Wynne telling the Warden that “love is ultimately selfish” and it gets a million times worse.

Because apparently selfishness makes great rulers and advocates healthy, loving relationships……with a totally skewed power imbalance sprinkled on top to make it extra obnoxious. Or that, in Anora’s case, a woman who has already been cheated on left and right and who was nearly dropped like an old shoe because she wasn’t a blue blooded baby machine is once more forced into a marriage where she will be humiliated and betrayed because, hey, everyone’s out for themselves, amirite? (Never mind that the “other woman” in question isn’t just someone Anora can handle like Cailan’s mistresses, she is the one who killed her father and doused her in his blood)

But that’s ok whereas polyamory is just about being selfish and greedy? Yeah, I think not.

(Reblogged from drakonlily)



Michael Brown’s dad before the burial. 

The emotion and all of the sweat…. shit is hard to look at, even if its only a picture

I didn’t want to reblog this because it’s hard to look at, but people SHOULD see it.

We SHOULD see a father mourning his teenage son.

We SHOULD see how a killing like Mike’s can take a toll on not only a community, but a family.

It’s as easy for young black men to become martyrs as it is for them to become victims. They can never just be humans. 

We can never just be.

(Reblogged from ohnoproblems)



i’m craving greens so bad


don’t never ever ever mess around with my greens

(Reblogged from glintglimmergleam)

Compilation of facts re Michael Brown


For all you gross cop apologists + people who haven’t been keeping up:

  1. Autopsy showed no sign of struggle. Also, the autopsy showed the bullet wounds on the inside of his arm which means that his arms had to be up.
  2. 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.
  3. Video shows Brown paying at the store.
  4. The only eyewitness who supported the police’s story is fake.
  5. Actual eyewitness accounts of what happened.

Yeah. There was absolutely no reason to kill Michael Brown. What happened was murder, plain and simple.

(Reblogged from reverseracism)




Some harsh but very very true words

When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.

"this is an old image…"

"I’m not happy with that one…"

"this is just a sketch…"

"I did this really quickly…"

"there is better stuff on later pages…"

It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.

But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”

You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.

This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time. 

Be proud.

This is really important.  Eliminate this urge.  Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work.  Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun.  Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.

Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work.  You lose the urge to do it.  You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat.  They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.

Don’t shit-talk yourself.  Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.

Try to love your work.  Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure.  If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.

i used to be super not-confident in my own work.  When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.

(Reblogged from sablealice)
(Reblogged from melliferan)




A Walnut Creek police officer was arrested on suspicion of assault and other charges after allegedly attacking a woman with a baseball bat in Richmond while wearing a mask, police officials said Friday.

Officer Gregory Thompson, 54, of Martinez was off-duty on Aug. 16 when he accosted a woman walking on the 4300 block of Clinton Avenue near busy San Pablo Avenue about 2 a.m., said Richmond police Capt. Bisa French.

The woman said she had run out of gas and was walking when she was confronted by Thompson, who was wearing a mask when he hit her with a baseball bat, French said. Thompson also allegedly used the bat to strike the woman’s car.

Off-Duty Walnut Creek Officer Attacked Woman With Bat While Wearing a Mask

holy fucking shit i live here

thirty year veteran of the force :) 

this is really good timing because my parents have just been explaining to me how silly it is to fear cops because i live in walnut creek! our cops are nice, i have nothing to worry about 

The nice thing about cops (this is sarcasm, btw) is that you literally can have that talk with your parents at any time and cops will fuck up somewhere nearby.

(Reblogged from rabbivole)

While two police officers have their weapons trained on him, Kajieme Powell looks back to see bystanders behind him in the line of fire.
He then walks sideways, stepping over the wall to change the angle of the policemen’s guns.
Kajieme then takes two steps towards the officers when he is shot. 
Kajieme Powell showed more concern for others than the police officers who were sworn to safeguard lives.
(Found on @KaitlenSwag Twitter)


  • While two police officers have their weapons trained on him, Kajieme Powell looks back to see bystanders behind him in the line of fire.
  • He then walks sideways, stepping over the wall to change the angle of the policemen’s guns.
  • Kajieme then takes two steps towards the officers when he is shot. 
  • Kajieme Powell showed more concern for others than the police officers who were sworn to safeguard lives.

(Found on  Twitter)


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