Nov. 17th, 2016

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stultiloquentia:

I just stumbled into a prime example of a local action I could take that matters right this instant. This afternoon @thedeadparrot tweeted a link to an article about a Boston city councilor who yesterday expressed his desire to make Boston a “sanctuary city” immigrants, i.e. defy Trump & co. by barring local law enforcement from initiating or participating in deportation actions.

I googled the City Council’s phone number, called, and got put through to an aide right away. Here follows an illuminating conversation:

Me: Hi, my name is [Stulti]; I’m a resident of [neighborhood]. I just read in the Herald that Tito Jackson wants to make Boston a sanctuary for immigrants. I’m calling to express my support.
Aide, choking a little: Support??
Me: Yes, I want Boston to do everything possible to protect immigrants, documented or not.
Aide: You’re actually the first person to call in support of that.
Me: Really?Aide: It’s been a rough day.
Me: Oh, jeez. Well, I hope it improves. I feel very strongly about this issue.Aide: Thank you for calling.Me: Thank you. Hang in there. Bye.

Moral of the story: There are legislators out there right now, trying to get the damage control in motion. They’re being harangued by, at a guess, right-wing retirees with nothing better to do. Plug their numbers into your phones and even the score.

If no one on your city council has proposed such a measure, call to suggest it. I’ve been told phoning is best, but if telephones give you hives, send an email.

Ah dang, it didn’t occur to me that I could call in support of good things and that’s also really important. Otherwise they’ll only hear negative feedback about stuff like sanctuary cities and might decide they’re a bad idea. I’m gonna make some calls.
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Celebrating Butch: A Powerful Photo Collection on Female Masculinity

September 19, 2014 by Meg Allen

In a world where gender is a strictly enforced binary of male or female, female masculinity can make lots of people uncomfortable – who then make it uncomfortable and even dangerous for butch individuals to just be themselves.

In spite of the harassment and violence experienced by butch folk, butch is being reclaimed with pride to more accurately describe people who identify and present female masculinity.

BUTCH is a beautiful, intersectional, and eye-opening photo collection by Meg Allen featuring dozens of butch individuals who show the range, fluidity, and subjectivity of female masculinity.

Click through for more photos
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RED, THE BLOOD OF ANGRY MEN

TEA, A DRINK WITH JAM AND BREAD

heLP I DON’T KNOW WHICH TUNE TO SING IT IN

SO LONG, FAREWELL, AUF WEIDERSENG GOOD BYE.

LOOK DOWN, LOOK DOWN, YOU’RE HERE UNTIL YOU DIE.

STOP
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tears: limpid

middle finger: out

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These could all be legit albums

omg i could do this all day

mine was…not as good

i love this New Meme

this is a good meme
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Spent some time today revisiting this series of moths from 2013! All three of them are in one happy print now.
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it’s important to master blood magic and necromancy, so you can make use of the whole body

environmentally sustainable black magic

Remember, Necromancy is really just Advanced Recycling

@theaceofruin
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[Redacted] replied to: Rage Donating 

too many places where money is just being sloshed around with no purpose. create a singular movement with a plan and action towards this and I’ll donate. everything else is essentially feeding the pigeons.

Good idea. Such a helpful suggestion!

You start.

Go ahead. Find the cause you want to give to that you think will do more than “feed pigeons” (good job calling every person in need a pigeon, makes them seem less human so you don’t have to worry when you don’t give). Give to it and publicize it. Come on, let’s see it. Cough up the goods so we can give too.

On the other hand you’re clearly of a morally superior nature and only give to the most pure and efficient of causes, so maybe there isn’t one that will satisfy you. Gosh, I suppose you’ll have to start one yourself. 

Seriously, we’re waiting. We’d love to support the single movement with a plan and action towards this, so saddle up and make it. Get everyone on board. Get it publicized. It’ll take some time, sure, but you sound like you know everything so I’m sure you can accomplish it. 

Meanwhile the pigeon-feeders will serve an immediate need with the money others choose to give them. It’s almost like they’re doing their best and you’re being a lazy, smug asshole about sitting there with your thumb up your ass helping exactly nobody. 

If you’re not going to give and you’re not going to help because you expect a solution to be brought to you on a silver platter so you can deign to bless it with your money, then I cordially invite you to

shut the fuck up and go fuck yourself. 
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Golden Trio all grown up!

Just a little workday hangout with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, inspired by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Has everybody read it yet? Can I start drawing spoilery things??
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ultrafacts:

Whittier, Alaska, is a town of about 200 people, almost all of whom live in a 14-story former Army barracks built in 1956. The building, called Begich Towers, holds a police station, a health clinic, a church, and a laundromat. Its hallways resemble those of a school . One can often find residents shuffling around in slippers and pajamas.

Because the winters are so ferocious, the town’s only playground is indoors.

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This is some dystopian young adult novel bull.

To be fair pretty much all of Alaska is some dystopian young adult novel bull in one way or another. 

I have only been to the outside of Whittier, that one time I took the ferry from Valdez, and it’s grim-looking as hell.

This also neglects to mention that the only ways to reach Whittier are either the aforementioned ferry, bush plane, or a 2.5 mile-long, approximately 15′x15′ tunnel through a mountain that looks like this inside:

The AKDOT website reassures us that “During the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake (the greatest magnitude earthquake ever recorded in North America) the tunnel suffered no significant structural damage and no cave-ins.”

Also please note that though most of the population now lives in the Begich Towers, the townspeople used to reside in the Buckner Building, which is now abandoned and just. Sitting there. Empty. The building that used to be a whole town. Looking super fucking haunted:

“The constant sound of cascading water echoes throughout the complex. Bears have been reported both wandering the upper floors in the spring and hibernating on the lower floors during winter.” 

that last building isn’t abandoned, it literally says the bears live there now.

This is some Metro 2033 shit. I love it.
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lookatthesefreakinghipsters:

Green Day posted this picture on their Facebook page:

Which, given their history of political opinions, makes sense.

But the comments are fucking wild, man.  Like, did these commentators even listen to any of Green Day’s work?

Buddy, you used Green Day as an escape from politics?  I don’t think you understand how that works.

Yes, yes, Green Day should stay out of politics.  They’ve really been known for the quietness on political events (*sarcasm*).

What are Green Day’s music or public statements makes you think they are willing to sit by and let an authoritarian demagogue rise without protesting that?  He hasn’t said “mean things,” he’s a fucking dictator-in-waiting.

But at least some commentators got it:

#KeepPunkPolitical

why do people keep getting surprised when they find politics in contemporary art

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