Police officer who pointed his rifle at Ferguson protestors resigns

poorrichardsnews:

It’s gun safety rule number 1: don’t point your gun at anything you’re not ready to shoot holes in. A St. Louis area police officer was reigned in by his bosses after being filmed in Ferguson pointing his rifle at protestors, including the person behind the camera. He can be heard on tape…

funk-dabble:

My favourite part is that the author fails to recognize the irony in saying the Doctor Who fandom is ‘pathetic’ while wasting good opinion space whining about a tv show he doesn’t even watch

funk-dabble:

My favourite part is that the author fails to recognize the irony in saying the Doctor Who fandom is ‘pathetic’ while wasting good opinion space whining about a tv show he doesn’t even watch

So I came across this pencil backpack thing at the store today

payris:

And at first i’m like okay weird placement for the eyes and then I unzip it…

I AM SO HORRIFIED BY THIS

mrssgonnaeffyouup:

Classic Who + Text Posts

That last one gave me a mild wheeze attack… oh god.

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Anonymous Asked:
I want to write a fantasy setting based on Tang Dynasty China. Obviously I should do tons of research, but what other steps would you recommend I take to avoid it becoming racist, orientalist, or appropriative?

writingwithcolor:

Respectful depictions of East Asian historical eras

Keep the word ‘exotic’ out of your world if the characters in-universe wouldn’t find it exotic (e.g. regional accents, food, etc). In fact, I personally wouldn’t use it, since it’s part of othering, which is also something you shouldn’t do.

If the majority of your characters are dark-haired and dark-eyed, for example, there’s no need to comment on someone’s dark hair or eyes when doing descriptions. A great deal of people living in that universe wouldn’t consider the color worth commenting on.

There are other ways to describe people. Use those. (Obviously, there are exceptions to coloring—a good example is the manga Chouka Kou, which takes place in the Tang Dynasty and mentions when a character is blond and blue-eyed, because for them that’s unusual.)

Another example is not describing hanzi or writing as ‘symbols’ or ‘decorations,’ since again, othering. Yes, it looks different, but it’s not there to look pretty or tribal or what-have-you.

Also, read and consume works that take place in the Tang Dynasty to get a feel for what it was like back then, and note how things are written and described, because it’ll usually be done from an insider’s PoV, and that should give you a decent handle on how to go about it.

—mod Jess

A bit on description: I feel as if, if the majority of characters are of similar hair and eye color, it only needs to be noted initially as to give us a sense of what the common people, aka the setting’s “Default” look like.

This was so nicely set-up in The Hunger Games (too bad it was ignored!) and I think it’s a good example:

He could be my brother. Straight black hair, olive skin, we even have the same gray eyes. But we’re not related, at least not closely. Most of the families who work the mines resemble one another this way.

That’s why my mother and Prim, with their light hair and blue eyes, always look out of place. They are.

&

We have that Seam look. Dark straight hair, olive skin, gray eyes.

-The Hunger Games & Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins

—mod Colette

mrs-jack-turner:

maskednocturnalvigilantism:

paramaline:

shout out to thorin oakenshield for getting lost in the shire not once, but twice

#not all those who wander are lost #(but some are)

too majestic to ask for directions

Even the ring wraiths asked for directions.

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carlospalmer:

instead of calling someone a “grammar nazi”, why not try:

  • word nerd
  • syntax whiplash
  • fuckin geek
  • speech preacher
  • punctuate infatuate-er
  • ~Lord English~
  • grAMMAR SLAMMER

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Star Trek Into Darkness

Behind the Scenes: Ship to Ship

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teamdickrats:

stars-will-lead-the-way:

incision:

elizabethii:

The Queen breaking into laughter as She passes Her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, standing outside the Buckingham Palace, 2005

she’s so cute

anytime the queen goes past any of her family she just pisses herself laughing, i love it

HEHEHEHE PHILLIP I’M A STAMP AND YOU’RE NOT

teamdickrats:

stars-will-lead-the-way:

incision:

elizabethii:

The Queen breaking into laughter as She passes Her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, standing outside the Buckingham Palace, 2005

she’s so cute

anytime the queen goes past any of her family she just pisses herself laughing, i love it

HEHEHEHE PHILLIP I’M A STAMP AND YOU’RE NOT

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freelancewriterbarbie:

Typos matter, kids. “She moved away” and “she mooed away” give too very different impressions.

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