braingremlin:

when you love a song but you listened to it a lot during a really bad time in your life so it reminds you of bad times

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guildwars2:


"Plaza of Melandru" cake by Karien’s Kitchen
This Plaza of Melandru cake was made primarily of white modelling chocolate. The cake itself was a chocolate/caramel marble, filled with dark choc ganache and dulce du leche. The cake was a 2 tier gravity defying design supported by a white chocolate column with tiny vines and leaves handpainted on it. 
I make cakes in my local area in Australia, and my husband and I are big Guild Wars 2 players. We have many local friends who also play, and I made this cake for the birthday of 2 guild members.

[Submitted by karienskitchen]

guildwars2:

"Plaza of Melandru" cake by Karien’s Kitchen

This Plaza of Melandru cake was made primarily of white modelling chocolate. The cake itself was a chocolate/caramel marble, filled with dark choc ganache and dulce du leche. The cake was a 2 tier gravity defying design supported by a white chocolate column with tiny vines and leaves handpainted on it. 

I make cakes in my local area in Australia, and my husband and I are big Guild Wars 2 players. We have many local friends who also play, and I made this cake for the birthday of 2 guild members.

[Submitted by karienskitchen]

madeofpatterns:

slashmarks:

beedibix:

living400lbs:

I think somebody had fun with this wall. 

#jareth put physics back where you found it or so help me

this is a nice wall. I like this wall.

!!!!!!!!!!!

madeofpatterns:

slashmarks:

beedibix:

living400lbs:

I think somebody had fun with this wall. 

this is a nice wall. I like this wall.

!!!!!!!!!!!

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the-snowflake-owl:

endgaem:

poppypicklesticks:

startrekxii:

poppypicklesticks:

nadiezda:

I’ve seen some posts making this guilt trip of how the people who like to dress up as a sugar skull or the Catrina for halloween or whatever is racist and cultural appropriation.

Nah, it’s completely fine, as long as you are not totally ignorant about it or disrespectful.

Sugar skull represents the deceased, in a joyful manner. And the Catrina is just a social critic which became an icon later on for the day of the dead and Mexico. 

It is not offensive to turn this into a costume or an accessory because it already is, so if you want to dress up like sugar skulls on Halloween, do so, but atleast know it’s value.

Be open minded, don’t even hate, and share this rich culture we have with the rest of humanity, chill.

This post is about that eradicating guilt trip and blaming, and turn it into self awareness

I gotta admit, I am hugely inspired by the Day of the Dead, and imagery from it turned up a lot in my art, and tumblr made me stop referencing it for quite some time.

Now I can go back to drawing La Catrina to my heart’s content 

No. That is not how this works.

This whole post is a “I don’t want to upset the whites so here lemme just give the history of this cultural practice and pretend that’s enough education for you to be ‘allowed’ to use this imagery.”

You don’t get to pick and choose who you listen to. There are countless Mexican bloggers and descendants that have tried to preserve their culture in America explaining why white people taking this shit from us is hurtful but OH the one post you happen to agree with is what you’re actually going to listen to?

Fuck you.

"Fuck you!  You don’t get to decide what’s best for Mexico, ONLY I DO!!!!  You don’t get to pick and choose who you listen to!  Now disregard all the Mexicans that say this is fine and only listen to the ones that are offended!!!!"

Fine, but no more European clothing for La Catrina, if you want to play that card.   Unless bustle dresses are somehow sacred ancient Mexican traditions.

By the way,. is this only an issue when whites do it?  Does this mean black and asian people are free to wear sugar skull makeup?   

If I had a dollar for every time an American tried to argue that their opinion mattered more than someone from the country in question, I’d be rich enough to buy all these fuckers their own individual islands.

Its not just white people who silences the actual natives of the traditions in question, girl of Guatemala descent claimed her stance on Dia de los Muertos was more important than mine or the OP’s, despite the fact both the OP and me are Mexicans raised in Mexico. Then the girl claimed Dia de los Muertos is a Latinx holiday, but its not. Dia de los Muertos is Mexican, and you can’t just claim it belongs to the entirety of Latin America. The foundation of Dia de los Muertos is Spanish and Aztec combined, Aztecs are an ancient Mexico indigenous tribe.  

Basically, if anything is cultural appropiation, its claiming Dia de los Muertos belongs to any other place than Mexico, I will share my culture, but please do not claim it as yours when its not. 

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solar-citrus:

You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

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marsmar-lord-of-mars:

Well surprise surprise Tom Preston’s retarded. Why you may ask? Well let’s break down his comic and artist’s description. first the comic itself. 
1. He knows nothing about how and why Vivian James was created
A group called The fine Young Capitalists (TFYC) hosted a charity (for lack of a better term) where women would pitch their ideas for video games, those ideas would be drawn out by concept artists, and then voted on. The winner’s game would be made and the funds would be donated to charity with 8% going to the girl who pitched the winning idea as royalties. 
Zoe Quinn (Yeah, we have to mention her again. Just think of her as the two bullets that started WWI) attempted to vilify the charity in a fit of persecution complex saying it was oppressive to have women give ideas for free. 
Not mentioning that was the extent of their contribution, ideas, not art or coding but being the ideas guy but I digress. She used her connections in gaming journalism to shame TFYC and major gaming journalists sites blindly followed her lead. 
When the Five Guys scandal started (this was before GamerGate was officially a thing), 4Chan’s /v/ caught on to this event when one of the “charity’s” prominent members wrote a comment on Reddit detailing what happened. You can read the comment here: http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/814/183/c06.png
The result is something magical. 4Chan has defeated feminists by being better feminists and thus ultimately discrediting feminists. They funded TFYC’s project and donated enough money that they were allowed to design a character that would appear in the winning game. 
Being smart, they designed a female character that would go against the feminist’s assumptions. Rather than a ditzy bimbo, they created just about the most average girl ever but still one that was easily recognizable: http://www.funnyjunk.com/vivian+james/funny-pictures/5269334
She was a girl. She was a gamer. But she wasn’t a gurl gamer. Her interests were video games. She hated video game journalists. Her shirt was green and purple representing 4chan’s color and she wore a 4 leaf clover on her headband to symbolize 4chan as well. Even her name was video game related. vivian James being a close approximation to vidya gaems, /v/’s terminology for video games. Save for the inevitable porn that was drawn of her later down the line, there was nothing inherently offensive about the character herself save for the people who made her. 
TFYC accepted the character and she became the face of GamerGate, a rebellion of the consumer against the corrupt devs, journalists, and social justice warriors corrupting the industry: http://cdn.themis-media.com/media/global/images/library/deriv/801/801073.jpg
Of course feminists were still mad even though there was nothing offensive about Vivian’s design. They attempted to slam 4chan as pedophiles but that failed to catch wind. They attempted to contact and shame TFYC for accepting money from 4chan, ironic because it was feminists who attempted to destroy the “charity” in the first place. 4Chan funded a project to get women in gaming. Feminists are so hell bent on being victims that they actively attempted to oppress women from getting into gaming. Is there any finer argument that feminism is obsolete in the first world? 
2. Take a look at Dobson’s depiction of her and then take a look at what 4Chan made: http://38.media.tumblr.com/0ba8ae1413ac3cf00a0bb47a7b87a444/tumblr_naqa31NRbj1tvej0ho1_1280.jpg
Dobson has made her shaplier, ditzier, wider eyed, and overall overly feminin. The very thing he criticizes artists hundreds of times better than he is of doing to women he did to a non-sexualized character for the purpose of making his side seem all the more valid. It was a deliberate choice on his part and he should be called out for such crude tactics. To put this in perspective, if 4chan had made a black character, Dobson would have drawn his lips bigger than the 4chan version. Apparently using stereotypical body types for women is only wrong if it’s not Dobson doing it. 
3. GamerGate isn’t sexist. 
In the very least, not in the way people are claiming it is. The members may not all live up to the standards set by First World Feminists and video game journalists but the movement is comprised of people from all walks of life. Outspoken feminists (including Christina Sommers, a Democrat labled as a conservative by journos) to Men Rights Activists. Various shades of philosophies about gender and gender identity can be found in the movement but the reason they all label it as sexist is because none of them subscribe to the extremists version that people like Tom Preston espouse. 
This is largely a problem with a lot of things. People and movements are unfairly labeled as sexist or racist because they wish to argue the point or don’t go all the way with what certain people think should happen. It’s even worse when it comes to history where the most progressive of people would still be vilified as racists or sexists for the crime of being born too early and subscribing to the views of the era. 
The point is when you hear something like a movement about video games being called sexist or misogynistic, take that with a grain of salt. Do your own research or the matter. Look at what they’re saying and maybe browse their forums and ask what it is that they’re against and why they might be called those things. Also look at who’s making the claim. How extreme are their views? dungeons and dragons was labeled as anti-Christian by radical Christians who see persecution everywhere. The film Drive was called anti-semetic…by a jewish man who sees anti semitism everywhere. 
People with extremist philosophies are going to see more persecution of their ideas than people who don’t. That’s just a fact of life so again, I encourage you to do your own research when people start throwing around accusations about these things. Especially when you wouldn’t be able to confirm it yourself upon a quick glance. 
4. Tom’s Joke was poorly worded. When I read “Occu-Lass Thrift, I immediately thought it was a pun on the Oculus Rift. A VR headset whose lead dev sold out to Facebook a few months ago. He really couldn’t figure out a better name to call her? Vivian Jame’s name works because it in of itself is a legitimate name but no one in their right mind would name their kid “Occu-Lass Thrift.” Again, Tom has no idea what Vivian James is and represents. If it weren’t for the girl’s comments, I think everyone would assume he was talking about the VR headset. Speaking of his comments. Let’s get right into that. 
Zoe Quinn’s jilted ex-boyfriend decided to post a rant about her online, accusing her of sleeping with journalists to get good praise on her free web game (accusations that were later found to be untrue). 
The Zoe Post (what Tom’s talking about) was written by Zoe Quinn’s ex boyfriend detailing her abusive and manipulative activities. The post in question left out a lot of information that was later found out by outside research but the gist is that she slept with journalists and game devs in order to promote her game Depression Quest. One of the people she slept with was her boss and another was the judge of an indie game contest that she contended. 
At this point it doesn’t even matter if they had their dicks in her at all. It was found that she has clear undeniable connections to these people and that they have promoted her and her game. This is a prime example of corruption in the video game industry where close ties kills objectivity and these journos report false information to the consumer in order to appease their friends and get more personal benefits from those they promote. 
 The #GamerGate movement was then started with the intention of pointing out issues with “gaming journalism ethics,” but thus far has only really been good at harassing women in the games industry and forcing them (and anyone who supports them) to leave.
Apparently no one has told Tom Preston about the campaign to e-mail the sponsors of these journos and get them to back out.
Nor has anyone told Tom Preston about #NotYourShield, a Twitter campaign encouraging people from all walks of life be it religious, gender based, race based, where you’re from, etc to come out and say they do not approve of these journalists and social justice warriors speaking on their behalf. 
And who would have thought that not one single person has mentioned GamerGate’s constant state of self regulation. You reading me type Zoe Quinn is the most you’ll get with that name because people in an attempt to separate themselves from her but still be able to comment on what’s important (her connections), have begun calling her “Literally Who.” In response to this Zoe has changed her Twitter name to Dr. Literally Who so it seems she’s loving the hate. 
Actually now that I think about it, I’m sure the critics Tom hasn’t blocked have relayed this info to him. I’m willing to bet he just deliberately ignored to so he can make history fit his ideals. Go back to the Ministry of Truth, Dobson. you’re a shit artist and a worse human being. 
When people started to question #GamerGate’s seemingly dubious motives, some 4-channers decided to make a “gamer girl” mascot called Vivian James to prove they weren’t sexist. 
See: Everything I have said previous to this and do refer to the links. The first two are screen caps going over exactly how and why vivian was made. Tom Preston is dead fucking wrong. Objectively wrong. If being wrong could hurt, Tom Preston would have died before he finished that sentence. 
After all… she’s a girl! Girls can’t be sexist, right? So if you’re wondering why there are so many icons of that girl on twitter or DA or whatever… that’s why.
Tom, I took this up with some psychologists and they have all declared you as a pathological liar. Short of the long. Vivian James is the face of the movement along with /V/’s board-tan (the simplistic angry looking bald guy you may see in GG images), real people like Milo, Internet Aristocrat (using his Youtube avatar), JonTron, Christina Sommers, etc. 
Sadly I have a feeling too many people will be coming here, arguing about #GamerGate’s true intentions, bemoaning “Not ALL GamerGate harassed women!” and completely ignoring my brilliant pun for the Occupy Wall Street girl. Bah.
Just do what you always do. block them like a little bitch. It can’t be that what you said was wrong. It can’t be that you’re deliberately misrepresenting the movement. It can’t be that you’re outing yourself once again as a white knight ass who knows absolutely nothing about what he’s talking about but somehow think his farts don’t stink. 
And fuck your little pun. Obviously people are going to ignore your shitty pun because that’s not what this comic is about you shit. Your entire description was about how sexist GG and vivian James are. Your first panel is a complete strawman of the movement. If I drew a picture of pig shitting on Muhammad followed by a second panel with a drawing of a chicken crossing the street, I’d have no right to say “and people are harping on my drawing of Muhammad and completely ignoring my brilliant why did the chicken cross the road joke. Bah.”
fuck you, Dobson. You’re objectively wrong. 
PS: Your girl looks worse than the one Reddit designed for TFYC! 
EDIT: Maybe he’s just mad that this isn’t how she’s usually depicted: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/237/4/c/five_hundred_plus_strawpolls_by_seigaseigas-d7wif0r.png
I went to the EDF and found that they thought the same thing about Dobson’s girl’s name. 

marsmar-lord-of-mars:

Well surprise surprise Tom Preston’s retarded. Why you may ask? Well let’s break down his comic and artist’s description. first the comic itself. 

1. He knows nothing about how and why Vivian James was created

A group called The fine Young Capitalists (TFYC) hosted a charity (for lack of a better term) where women would pitch their ideas for video games, those ideas would be drawn out by concept artists, and then voted on. The winner’s game would be made and the funds would be donated to charity with 8% going to the girl who pitched the winning idea as royalties. 

Zoe Quinn (Yeah, we have to mention her again. Just think of her as the two bullets that started WWI) attempted to vilify the charity in a fit of persecution complex saying it was oppressive to have women give ideas for free. 

Not mentioning that was the extent of their contribution, ideas, not art or coding but being the ideas guy but I digress. She used her connections in gaming journalism to shame TFYC and major gaming journalists sites blindly followed her lead. 

When the Five Guys scandal started (this was before GamerGate was officially a thing), 4Chan’s /v/ caught on to this event when one of the “charity’s” prominent members wrote a comment on Reddit detailing what happened. You can read the comment here: http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/814/183/c06.png

The result is something magical. 4Chan has defeated feminists by being better feminists and thus ultimately discrediting feminists. They funded TFYC’s project and donated enough money that they were allowed to design a character that would appear in the winning game. 

Being smart, they designed a female character that would go against the feminist’s assumptions. Rather than a ditzy bimbo, they created just about the most average girl ever but still one that was easily recognizable: http://www.funnyjunk.com/vivian+james/funny-pictures/5269334

She was a girl. She was a gamer. But she wasn’t a gurl gamer. Her interests were video games. She hated video game journalists. Her shirt was green and purple representing 4chan’s color and she wore a 4 leaf clover on her headband to symbolize 4chan as well. Even her name was video game related. vivian James being a close approximation to vidya gaems, /v/’s terminology for video games. Save for the inevitable porn that was drawn of her later down the line, there was nothing inherently offensive about the character herself save for the people who made her. 

TFYC accepted the character and she became the face of GamerGate, a rebellion of the consumer against the corrupt devs, journalists, and social justice warriors corrupting the industry: http://cdn.themis-media.com/media/global/images/library/deriv/801/801073.jpg

Of course feminists were still mad even though there was nothing offensive about Vivian’s design. They attempted to slam 4chan as pedophiles but that failed to catch wind. They attempted to contact and shame TFYC for accepting money from 4chan, ironic because it was feminists who attempted to destroy the “charity” in the first place. 4Chan funded a project to get women in gaming. Feminists are so hell bent on being victims that they actively attempted to oppress women from getting into gaming. Is there any finer argument that feminism is obsolete in the first world? 

2. Take a look at Dobson’s depiction of her and then take a look at what 4Chan made: http://38.media.tumblr.com/0ba8ae1413ac3cf00a0bb47a7b87a444/tumblr_naqa31NRbj1tvej0ho1_1280.jpg

Dobson has made her shaplier, ditzier, wider eyed, and overall overly feminin. The very thing he criticizes artists hundreds of times better than he is of doing to women he did to a non-sexualized character for the purpose of making his side seem all the more valid. It was a deliberate choice on his part and he should be called out for such crude tactics. To put this in perspective, if 4chan had made a black character, Dobson would have drawn his lips bigger than the 4chan version. Apparently using stereotypical body types for women is only wrong if it’s not Dobson doing it. 

3. GamerGate isn’t sexist. 

In the very least, not in the way people are claiming it is. The members may not all live up to the standards set by First World Feminists and video game journalists but the movement is comprised of people from all walks of life. Outspoken feminists (including Christina Sommers, a Democrat labled as a conservative by journos) to Men Rights Activists. Various shades of philosophies about gender and gender identity can be found in the movement but the reason they all label it as sexist is because none of them subscribe to the extremists version that people like Tom Preston espouse. 

This is largely a problem with a lot of things. People and movements are unfairly labeled as sexist or racist because they wish to argue the point or don’t go all the way with what certain people think should happen. It’s even worse when it comes to history where the most progressive of people would still be vilified as racists or sexists for the crime of being born too early and subscribing to the views of the era. 

The point is when you hear something like a movement about video games being called sexist or misogynistic, take that with a grain of salt. Do your own research or the matter. Look at what they’re saying and maybe browse their forums and ask what it is that they’re against and why they might be called those things. Also look at who’s making the claim. How extreme are their views? dungeons and dragons was labeled as anti-Christian by radical Christians who see persecution everywhere. The film Drive was called anti-semetic…by a jewish man who sees anti semitism everywhere. 

People with extremist philosophies are going to see more persecution of their ideas than people who don’t. That’s just a fact of life so again, I encourage you to do your own research when people start throwing around accusations about these things. Especially when you wouldn’t be able to confirm it yourself upon a quick glance. 

4. Tom’s Joke was poorly worded. When I read “Occu-Lass Thrift, I immediately thought it was a pun on the Oculus Rift. A VR headset whose lead dev sold out to Facebook a few months ago. He really couldn’t figure out a better name to call her? Vivian Jame’s name works because it in of itself is a legitimate name but no one in their right mind would name their kid “Occu-Lass Thrift.” Again, Tom has no idea what Vivian James is and represents. If it weren’t for the girl’s comments, I think everyone would assume he was talking about the VR headset. Speaking of his comments. Let’s get right into that. 

Zoe Quinn’s jilted ex-boyfriend decided to post a rant about her online, accusing her of sleeping with journalists to get good praise on her free web game (accusations that were later found to be untrue). 

The Zoe Post (what Tom’s talking about) was written by Zoe Quinn’s ex boyfriend detailing her abusive and manipulative activities. The post in question left out a lot of information that was later found out by outside research but the gist is that she slept with journalists and game devs in order to promote her game Depression Quest. One of the people she slept with was her boss and another was the judge of an indie game contest that she contended. 

At this point it doesn’t even matter if they had their dicks in her at all. It was found that she has clear undeniable connections to these people and that they have promoted her and her game. This is a prime example of corruption in the video game industry where close ties kills objectivity and these journos report false information to the consumer in order to appease their friends and get more personal benefits from those they promote. 

 The #GamerGate movement was then started with the intention of pointing out issues with “gaming journalism ethics,” but thus far has only really been good at harassing women in the games industry and forcing them (and anyone who supports them) to leave.

Apparently no one has told Tom Preston about the campaign to e-mail the sponsors of these journos and get them to back out.

Nor has anyone told Tom Preston about #NotYourShield, a Twitter campaign encouraging people from all walks of life be it religious, gender based, race based, where you’re from, etc to come out and say they do not approve of these journalists and social justice warriors speaking on their behalf. 

And who would have thought that not one single person has mentioned GamerGate’s constant state of self regulation. You reading me type Zoe Quinn is the most you’ll get with that name because people in an attempt to separate themselves from her but still be able to comment on what’s important (her connections), have begun calling her “Literally Who.” In response to this Zoe has changed her Twitter name to Dr. Literally Who so it seems she’s loving the hate. 

Actually now that I think about it, I’m sure the critics Tom hasn’t blocked have relayed this info to him. I’m willing to bet he just deliberately ignored to so he can make history fit his ideals. Go back to the Ministry of Truth, Dobson. you’re a shit artist and a worse human being. 

When people started to question #GamerGate’s seemingly dubious motives, some 4-channers decided to make a “gamer girl” mascot called Vivian James to prove they weren’t sexist. 

See: Everything I have said previous to this and do refer to the links. The first two are screen caps going over exactly how and why vivian was made. Tom Preston is dead fucking wrong. Objectively wrong. If being wrong could hurt, Tom Preston would have died before he finished that sentence. 

After all… she’s a girl! Girls can’t be sexist, right? So if you’re wondering why there are so many icons of that girl on twitter or DA or whatever… that’s why.

Tom, I took this up with some psychologists and they have all declared you as a pathological liar. Short of the long. Vivian James is the face of the movement along with /V/’s board-tan (the simplistic angry looking bald guy you may see in GG images), real people like Milo, Internet Aristocrat (using his Youtube avatar), JonTron, Christina Sommers, etc. 

Sadly I have a feeling too many people will be coming here, arguing about #GamerGate’s true intentions, bemoaning “Not ALL GamerGate harassed women!” and completely ignoring my brilliant pun for the Occupy Wall Street girl. Bah.

Just do what you always do. block them like a little bitch. It can’t be that what you said was wrong. It can’t be that you’re deliberately misrepresenting the movement. It can’t be that you’re outing yourself once again as a white knight ass who knows absolutely nothing about what he’s talking about but somehow think his farts don’t stink. 

And fuck your little pun. Obviously people are going to ignore your shitty pun because that’s not what this comic is about you shit. Your entire description was about how sexist GG and vivian James are. Your first panel is a complete strawman of the movement. If I drew a picture of pig shitting on Muhammad followed by a second panel with a drawing of a chicken crossing the street, I’d have no right to say “and people are harping on my drawing of Muhammad and completely ignoring my brilliant why did the chicken cross the road joke. Bah.”

fuck you, Dobson. You’re objectively wrong. 

PS: Your girl looks worse than the one Reddit designed for TFYC! 

EDIT: Maybe he’s just mad that this isn’t how she’s usually depicted: http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/i/2014/237/4/c/five_hundred_plus_strawpolls_by_seigaseigas-d7wif0r.png

I went to the EDF and found that they thought the same thing about Dobson’s girl’s name. 

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pvtleonardchurch:

jack-baraatwat:

Being friends with me consists of me sending you bad jokes at 2:47 in the morning

listen up you motherfucker

pvtleonardchurch:

jack-baraatwat:

Being friends with me consists of me sending you bad jokes at 2:47 in the morning

listen up you motherfucker

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hierarchical-aestheticism:

Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

hierarchical-aestheticism:

Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

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socialjusticeprincesses:

thegreatgadfly:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

feminism5ever:

That’s bullshit because white people created the concept of race to marginalize people of color in the very first place. Not seeing race is racist because you’re basically saying “I don’t see you as human unless I remove the race element and I pretend that you are white like me” and that’s fcking disgusting.
There is nothing wrong with using the term “people of color” - people of color use that term to identify with each other because PoC suffer racism at the hands of white people and using PoC as a blanket term helps in discussions about race. 
That being said, literally none of us are saying that all our experiences are the same. What black people experience is very different from what Asian people experience, what Latinx people experience, and so on. And even within those races, there is a huge spectrum of experiences. However, the term PoC is still functional and helpful in a) expressing solidarity and b) dismantling racist structures.
And if anything. white people are the ones who lump all people of color together and don’t understand that there are different ethnicities. Ask any white person and chances are they think all Asian people look the same.


"white people created the concept of race"
Historical ignorance and ironic Eurocentrism at its finest, folks. From the people who brought you “the Greeks just stole Egyptian and Indian thought, and those people are totally all black” and the sequel to “patriarchy,” “kyriarchy.”

Well, according to this article, Asian Americans might as well just be considered whit since they just aren’t suffering quite enough racism at the hands of mean ol’ whitey. Beyond that, no, not all Asian people look the same, and I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase all white people look alike (but of course, one is totally ok to say because it’s not racism, it’s just ‘fighting back’ against people who, chances are, haven’t done anything to you personally, you’re just judging them on the color of thier skin)
Beyond that, the sheer fact that you don’t think that people other than white people are racists to other ‘PoC’ is astounding and I’m quite frankly floored. 
The fact that ‘PoC’ is lumping billions of people into one of two categories regardless of history, ethnicity, or culture is ridiculous. The fact that those lines then have to be ‘blurred’ so that white people have to constantly be the oppressors (i.e. Irish individuals are, to some people, considered ‘PoC’) is sad.
The fact that the term is literally rewording colored people is disgusting because it is reinforcing racism through a rhetoric of us vs them and there can only be an us vs them. Which only reinforces racism. That’s all it does. It alienates people who wish to end racism, and it validates racists opinions. It solves nothing and makes everything worse. There is no dismantling of racist structures, it’s adding iron support beams.
You know what the point of ‘I don’t see race’ is. It means you are a person before you are your race. It’s not, I have to see you as white. It’s you are you and you have your heritage, but you’re my friend before you’re my black friend or my Asian friend. People who say ‘I don’t see race’ for the most part mean, ‘my opinions about you have nothing to do with your race’. 
Which, huh, is kind of the opposite of racism.
Megara

socialjusticeprincesses:

thegreatgadfly:

whitepeoplestealingculture:

feminism5ever:

That’s bullshit because white people created the concept of race to marginalize people of color in the very first place. Not seeing race is racist because you’re basically saying “I don’t see you as human unless I remove the race element and I pretend that you are white like me” and that’s fcking disgusting.

There is nothing wrong with using the term “people of color” - people of color use that term to identify with each other because PoC suffer racism at the hands of white people and using PoC as a blanket term helps in discussions about race. 

That being said, literally none of us are saying that all our experiences are the same. What black people experience is very different from what Asian people experience, what Latinx people experience, and so on. And even within those races, there is a huge spectrum of experiences. However, the term PoC is still functional and helpful in a) expressing solidarity and b) dismantling racist structures.

And if anything. white people are the ones who lump all people of color together and don’t understand that there are different ethnicities. Ask any white person and chances are they think all Asian people look the same.

"white people created the concept of race"

Historical ignorance and ironic Eurocentrism at its finest, folks. From the people who brought you “the Greeks just stole Egyptian and Indian thought, and those people are totally all black” and the sequel to “patriarchy,” “kyriarchy.”

Well, according to this article, Asian Americans might as well just be considered whit since they just aren’t suffering quite enough racism at the hands of mean ol’ whitey. Beyond that, no, not all Asian people look the same, and I cannot tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase all white people look alike (but of course, one is totally ok to say because it’s not racism, it’s just ‘fighting back’ against people who, chances are, haven’t done anything to you personally, you’re just judging them on the color of thier skin)

Beyond that, the sheer fact that you don’t think that people other than white people are racists to other ‘PoC’ is astounding and I’m quite frankly floored. 

The fact that ‘PoC’ is lumping billions of people into one of two categories regardless of history, ethnicity, or culture is ridiculous. The fact that those lines then have to be ‘blurred’ so that white people have to constantly be the oppressors (i.e. Irish individuals are, to some people, considered ‘PoC’) is sad.

The fact that the term is literally rewording colored people is disgusting because it is reinforcing racism through a rhetoric of us vs them and there can only be an us vs them. Which only reinforces racism. That’s all it does. It alienates people who wish to end racism, and it validates racists opinions. It solves nothing and makes everything worse. There is no dismantling of racist structures, it’s adding iron support beams.

You know what the point of ‘I don’t see race’ is. It means you are a person before you are your race. It’s not, I have to see you as white. It’s you are you and you have your heritage, but you’re my friend before you’re my black friend or my Asian friend. People who say ‘I don’t see race’ for the most part mean, ‘my opinions about you have nothing to do with your race’. 

Which, huh, is kind of the opposite of racism.

Megara

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jaclcfrost:

my timing is. not the best

jaclcfrost:

my timing is. not the best

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shahina-art:

Scarlet Briar… we’ve known her as the most evil sylvari in guild wars 2, crazy and willing to destroy anything that gets in her way. Many players dislike her, hate her story and her participation in the living story. Personally however, I think Anet just messed up in the way she was introduced, the pacing of her story and character development and how they kept so much about her in the dark.I feel there is much more going on inside of her mind that many players don’t want to look into. She’s dark, she’s crazy and she has killed many thousands of people. In the end though, she was being corrupted and controlled by Mordremoth. A very sad story really, as she vowed to never be controlled by anyone and was determined to forge her own path independent from The Pale Tree, to discover and learn, to figure out the workings of the eternal alchemy on her own. I like to think that in the end, deep inside she was scared, scared of what had happened to her, what would happen to Tyria. Tormented by her own mind, torn apart by her desires… too lost to look back, a broken child. Art by me, character belongs to ArenaNet.

shahina-art:

Scarlet Briar… we’ve known her as the most evil sylvari in guild wars 2, crazy and willing to destroy anything that gets in her way. Many players dislike her, hate her story and her participation in the living story. Personally however, I think Anet just messed up in the way she was introduced, the pacing of her story and character development and how they kept so much about her in the dark.

I feel there is much more going on inside of her mind that many players don’t want to look into. She’s dark, she’s crazy and she has killed many thousands of people. In the end though, she was being corrupted and controlled by Mordremoth. A very sad story really, as she vowed to never be controlled by anyone and was determined to forge her own path independent from The Pale Tree, to discover and learn, to figure out the workings of the eternal alchemy on her own. I like to think that in the end, deep inside she was scared, scared of what had happened to her, what would happen to Tyria. Tormented by her own mind, torn apart by her desires… too lost to look back, a broken child.

Art by me, character belongs to ArenaNet.

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