kapllan:

TODAY IS THE DAY TODAY IS THE DAY

IT HAS OFFICIALLY BEEN ONE CENTURY SINCE THE ASSASSINATION OF FRANZ FERDINAND HIS WIFE SOPHIE AND THEIR UNBORN CHILD IN SARAJEVO IN 1914 AT THE HANDS OF GAVRILO PRINCIP/THE BLACK HAND ULTIMATELY TRIGGERING WORLD WAR ONE

LET’S TAKE A PROFOUND MOMENT OF SILENCE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT A LANDMARK TODAY IS

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To those in Philly this weekend

shanology:

A letter to everyone attending Philly Con and meeting Sebastian Stan in the next two days:

First, we are all jealous of you. Enjoy yourselves. Get good pics. Try not to faint.

Second, please behave.

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts on my dash about things people are thinking of saying or doing with Sebastian, and it makes me worried. I live in a place where celeb encounters are not rare, so some tips:

Do not treat him like your friend. Treat him the way your friend would want to be treated by a complete stranger.

What does that mean? Don’t touch him unless he initiates it - a handshake, a hug, an arm around the shoulders, whatever. Don’t tease him. Yeah, he might find it funny being called “Captain Rum”…but he might not. How many times in an hour would you want a complete stranger to remind you of the time you goofed up on national television? How many times before you start to wonder if that’s ALL people remember about you?

Remember this is new to him.

This is Seb’s first major con, to my knowledge, since he became Tumblr Royalty with the release of Winter Soldier. Yep, he’s done Comic Con in the past, but that was with full panels of his costars - this time it’s just him and Anthony Mackie. And he is a Much. Bigger. Deal. in the fandom world now than the last time he did this. We’ve seen in interviews that he’s not totally comfortable anyway with all the attention. It’s got to be overwhelming. So try to keep in mind that he’s not one of the Supernatural cast who’ve been at it for 10 years and are totally comfortable getting down with the fans. If he doesn’t want to participate in whatever idea you had in mind for your photo op, cut him some slack.

Be respectful.

No matter how curious you are, if you’re lucky enough to get time to actually talk to him, don’t ask him about his sexuality. Don’t ask him if the Miss Muffet speech embarrasses him. Son, just don’t.

Basically, if you wouldn’t want some guy on the street to do it to you, don’t do it to Sebastian Stan.

I’m not trying to ruin anyone’s fun, just reminding you that this is a guy who is a human being. Treat him like one, please. I’m hoping to meet him next year at SDCC, so selfishly, I really don’t want the crazier side of the fandom to scare him off of meeting fans before that happens.

Thanks all, and enjoy, you lucky kids!

(via geneey)

heartintow:

A TRANS COLLEGE STUDENT IN A TOXIC ENVIRONMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP. 

One of my close friends named Brent (pictured above, he’s the one with short black hair and glasses) is in an extremely dangerous situation. 

To give you a little background information, Brent’s a transgender individual living with two extremely conservative parents who show zero respect for Brent’s gender identity, preferred pronouns and name, and little sympathy for his overall well-being. We met this fall at Bowling Green State University, and I became one of his close friends over the year. This year has been huge in terms of him coming out as trans and developing confidence in his gender expression. He’s made so much progress and I’m incredibly proud of him, but he’s had major fallbacks in terms of his relationship with his parents. They stopped paying for his schooling for a period of time (which nearly caused him to leave school), have put him through a disgusting amount of emotional abuse because of a past sexual identity and his current gender expression. They don’t believe in gender expression or identity other than the one assigned at birth, and refuse to acknowledge that it’s something that Brent’s been dealing with throughout his entire life. They thoroughly believe being Trans* is a choice, and this is something he has been persuaded to do.  

They believe that the individuals he has befriended at Bowling Green State University have caused this change, and they don’t understand the support he’s received. They don’t believe someone who identifies as trans* can lead a successful life and that this “behavior” shouldn’t be “encouraged”. Because of this, they’re forcing Brent to transfer to another nearby University (University of Toledo) and commute every day, which would be extremely hazardous to Brent’s mental well-being.    

Brent would be completely cut off from those who support him the most, including myself, his girlfriend, and his sports team, and would be completely and utterly at the whim of his parents. His parents have tried seeking therapists to “fix” this issue, and force Brent to present in a way in which goes against his preferred gender expression. 

Understandably, this takes a huge toll on Brent’s mental health. He has already begun falling into a depression because of his current situation, and is a risk to himself in terms of self harm and suicidal thoughts. 

This is our final hope for keeping Brent at Bowling Green State University where he has an overwhelming support system, and is in a  lgbtq+ positive environment. Brent’s girlfriend and myself have set up a indiegogo fundraiser in which we are attempting to raise enough money to pay for this upcoming school year. 

Our goal is roughly $10,000, and literally any possible donation can help Brent continue his college education at the university he’s currently attending. 

If you can’t donate money, which is completely understandable, PLEASE HELP BY REBLOGGING THIS POST. The more we can spread this post around the better and it’s just as important as any donations made. 

I know this post is extremely long, but one of my best friend’s mental sanity is on the line and it’s so important to me at we at least try to raise a little money to help him. This is our last hope and I know I’ve seen tumblr do so many wonderful things. 

Here’s the link where you can donatehttp://igg.me/at/brent-at-bowling-green/x/7677726

Thank you so so much, and please signal boost. 

(via geneey)

societates:

stilettosandbrokenbottlesss:

Dear World,

Serbia has been hit by catastrophic floods. There are many casualties, thousands of people lost their homes and are in urgent need for help.

Your donations can make a great difference. Thank you.

RED CROSS OF SERBIA, DONATIONS- http://bit.ly/1vgOfVF

SERBSFORSERBS, DONATIONS- http://bit.ly/1mEWsPj

Government of Serbia, DONATIONS - http://bit.ly/1ly1nxB

Please help raise awareness. twitter: #serbiafloods

Official FB pabe for more information: HELP FOR SERBIA http://on.fb.me/1sEqzGD

buzzfeed: http://bzfd.it/1lMOPVX

photos: http://www.blic.rs/

guys, please, you dont even understand how emergent the situation is and how much of help these people need. these have been worst floodings in 100 of years here, on balkan. please, try to at least reblog this - someone could help. people are in danger. people are suffering. damage cant even be put in words. not only bosnia and serbia but also north-east of croatia are under water and many villages are cut off the rest of the world. theres no electricity and have been a few death cases confirmed. flood destroyed everything people had - homes, fields, absolutely everything. please, try to donate, try to help.

(Source: facebook.com, via thegeoffhershqueen)

hollsternator23:

weasleypatronus:

ahvahtlom:

felixlovesyou:

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 cares that he loves men, and that is wonderful. 

^ THANK

BOOM

AMEN

YES!!

(Source: cheisenberg, via fangirltothefullest)

teaganvamp:

psych-facts:

Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What are the first three words that you see?

Love/Money and honesty.. Cool.

teaganvamp:

psych-facts:

Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What are the first three words that you see?

Love/Money and honesty.. Cool.

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wetyourselfwithblood:

WHAT A DAY TO BE ALIVE

wetyourselfwithblood:

WHAT A DAY TO BE ALIVE

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burningupasun:

*nervously eyes the HIMYM fandom* *puts out a plate of sympathy cookies and tea* *whispers* I’m so sorry. *backs away very, very slowly*

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tohdaryl:

cuphaz:

cuphaz:

I feel like nobody on Tumblr cares about what happened in Taiwan because we are a small, small country.

Even though I’ve been acting chilled and keeping on my blogging stuffs, I still feel a little bit sad and worried that everyone on Tumblr only knows things happening in big countries. I’ve talked about this on my blog only a few times but nobody really pays attention to what I said. Maybe because I don’t have enough followers, maybe because media doesn’t have enough reports about this thing, maybe because nobody has died in this event so people don’t consider it serious. 

You guys probably think governments which are being harsh to their people are scary, but recently I realized governments which ignore their people are scary too. My country, Taiwan, is trying to pass a Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with Mainland China. The problem is not about this agreement, the problem is that our people have no idea how this agreement work, who is in charge with this agreement and how many professional estimation has been done before the agreement gets signed. We are afraid, because if this agreement has some problems, our economy might collapse and thousands people might lose their jobs and their families. This agreement is too sloppy to be signed. Our people tried to express our worry but the government didn’t give a shit.

So on March 17th, hundreds of college students broke into the Legislature and occupied the building. It has been 6 days since those students are inside the building. They have no resources and everything is in bad condition. The building is surrounded by bunches of police officers. Even though the government promised they wouldn’t attack those students, we have no idea what would happen if those students keep on occupying the building. The leader of the students, Lin and Chen, declare that their purpose is to fight for everyone’s right in a peaceful way. They want the government to accept their 2 simple requests: disapprove the agreement and make a new law making sure the agreement would be deliberated in a reasonable procedure. But after 6 days, the government still doesn’t pay attention to them and resist all their requests. Our president, Mr. Ma, also refuses to meet the students leaders to listen to their demands. Students inside and outside the Legislature have been irritated by the government’s attitude. The situation has gone wild and there are even some violence stuffs happened despite how hard the leaders are trying to handle all over 30 thousands angry students.

I just want more people to know about this. My government doesn’t listen to their people’s voice. We are angry and hopeless. Most of these people are under 25, they are just a group of college students who don’t want to watch their own country being treated unfairly. They have no bids to fight with our government. They have been constantly fighting for 6 days. Their parents can’t even go into the building to meet their beloved children. They are exhausted and frustrated but they still don’t want to give up. You think college students only know partying and skipping classes? No. These young adults are fighting for their won country like real warriors. I don’t understand why nobody cares about their actions. They are brave and strong and they are probably just in your age. They need more attention. Even though you probably can’t do anything for them, but your attention might help them keep going on. And your attention might help them to make our government fear. Government needs to be feared by their people.

PLEASE READ THIS AND REBLOG. Things have been out of control last night. Students and people got beaten up by police. I couldn’t stop crying when I watched the news. There were bloods everywhere and the police were even trying to get the media away so they wouldn’t get to record the violence scene…we really need attention. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! These students are still young and innocent. They just want to protest for the future of the country but they probably not gonna even meet their families anymore. We’ve got enough coldness from our government. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE US.

Hey Tumblr, listen up! Spread this around, do what we can to help those in need for their voices to be heard out there. We’ve done it for Ukraine and Venezuela, and even Australia, when governments turn against their own people with brutality and violence. Let’s do it again! 

Signal boost this muthafucka. 

(via geneey)

teenageblertsag:

WHAT IS HAPPENING ON TEEN WOLF EVERYONE IS FREAKING OUT DID THE WOLF BECOME AN ADULT??????

(Source: teenageshitbeak, via meggannn)