cosimasratio:

Badass Female Characters - Victoria “Vic” Moretti, Longmire

If I had a dime for every time a man said that to me.

cosimasratio:

Badass Female Characters - Victoria “Vic” Moretti, Longmire

If I had a dime for every time a man said that to me.

chynnaclugstonflores:

Indeed.
zerorymer:

This is also true for many artists.

chynnaclugstonflores:

Indeed.

zerorymer:

This is also true for many artists.

(Source: kpfun)


http://mouthspiders.tumblr.com/post/95963710505/my-feelings-on-animorphs-and-the-casting-choices ↘

captain-habit:

mouthspiders:

my feelings on Animorphs and the casting choices (like anyone actually cares) :
• Jake - looks more like he’s going to murder your family than save the world
• Rachel - not an amazon warrior princess
• Cassie - yes good excellent
• Marco - yes to voice and ‘he grows on you’ for appearance…

Well, great, now I want to watch it.

its…. ok it’s not the worst thing to ever happen to television, but it’s close. it’s nothing at all like the books. it’s what the books would have been if the publishers had realized what KA Applegate was writing (blood gore disembowelment etc) so the show is a fluffier happier version of the books. because oh man the books are so fucking brutal. but the show also suffers from a lack of animals to act, truly horrible alien props, and the fact that after about the fourth episode visser three morphs as a human pretty much permanently.

… I have a lot of animorph feels

punkyfemmedreams:

praduhhh:

thepacificrimjob:

thebookskeeper:

So a friend of mine had the misfortune of dealing with rape culture from a police officer. She gave me the permission to post this on Tumblr so the name of this officer and her story can spread.

So let’s be serious for a second guys please -

Last night around 2 a.m. my friends and I decided to take a drive around Hutchinson island, and when upon returning into Sewall’s Point we made a stop underneath the causeway. We decided to stop, listen to music, and stand outside the car. Not intoxicated, not under any substance abuse, and not in the possession of any weapons - we were having clean wholesome dumb teenage fun. Without doing anything incriminating it still was unfortunately interrupted by Officer Scott Donlon, when he drove around the causeway and approached us with his lights on. We turned down the music and waited for him to approach us outside my friends car. The lights almost made it impossible for us to see his face or communicate with him without holding my arm in front of my face.

He walks up to us and says,

"I sure as hell can’t wait to hear this story."

I took the liberty to talk for my friends, because they were visibly intimidated and frightened by this officer.

I responded,

"Honestly officer, we were on our way to the beach when we decided that it was probably too late and unsafe. We decided on our drive back to stop here and enjoy ourselves. We are good people. None of us are under the influence or intoxicated we are more than willing to take a breathalyzer if you have any suspicion that we are."

That’s when he made the most disturbing comment of all,

"Yeah because running around in your underwear -"

I couldn’t believe it, he decided that my outfit of choice constituted as underwear to him. My floral top that showed my mid-drift and my high-waisted shorts was something he was going to demean and call “underwear”?

I tried my hardest not to be rude to him, but I responded with,

"That’s extremely rude and offensive sir. I don’t think my outfit should be considered underwear."

He continued to walk around my friends car trying to be intimidating and aggressive, so I spoke again:

"Sir, are you detaining us?"

Which he responded, “Yes.”

So I said, “What for?”

"For wearing underwear."

I was fuming. I was disgusted. I was baffled. I couldn’t believe that right before my very eyes rape culture was brought to light by this officer.

Again everyone - Scott Donlon, Officer of Sewall’s Point, who’s name I asked for because I was not going to let this white old privileged male think he could demean the four of us.

Luckily another officer, rolled up to us in the middle of this, he who was much kinder and diffused the situation by saying,

"Do not try him, you need to just give him respect. You could make things so much worse for yourself."

I wanted to say,

"What!? Excuse me? It’s your job to protect us, not to make us feel like our lives are threatened because he decided that he wants to be intimidating?"

Instead I said to the other officer,

"Officer, I mean no offense, and I’m sorry if I upset him, but he told us we were being detained for wearing underwear. Look at the four of us, we may be showing our stomachs, but we’re fully clothed and that’s by no means okay."

He responded,

"Well if he says you’re being detained. You’re being detained."

We were never detained.

It was all an intimidation tactic, and because of course it wasn’t worth the fight, I apologized for MY behavior and for disrespecting HIM. I let him continue to say I was running around in my “underwear.” I continued to let him say, “If I was in a bad mood tonight, I could have got you in so much more trouble.” I continued to let him discriminate my age by saying “I don’t need some 19 year old giving me attitude thinking she knows the law better than me.” I continued to let him completely dominate the situation and degrade us.

I’m not okay with this, I’m not okay with another officer fluffing his ego because he has some fucked up authoritative mentality.

Below I’ll add the photo of the outfit I was wearing, you guys let me know if I missed out on the memo of what defines underwear now.

If you actually took the time to go through my terrible grammar and read all of this ridiculous nonsense - thank you so much thank you thankyoouuu.

If you add his name ( Scott Donlon ) and people reblog with his name then it will show up in google search results as each person reblogging it is technically posting his name with the story on a separate webpage

Scott donlon is horrible

Scott donlon is an abuser of the law

(Source: sandyfeathers)


sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

sunshinychick:

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

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godtie:

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THEN BOY DO I HAVE THE PRODUCT FOR YOU

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WAKE UP AND TAME THAT SHIT WITH YOUR FINGERS. YOURE GOOD TO GO FOR THE DAY FRIEND AND YOUR HAIR WILL LOOK FLAWLESS AND WAVY ALL GODDAMN DAY CONGRATS

BEST PART? THIS SHIT IS LIKE $5.

(THIS COMPANY ALSO MAKES A DAMN GOOD DRY SHAMPOO FOR THE DAYS WHERE YOU JUST DONT WANNA SHOWER BUT YOUR HAIR LOOKS GREASY AS FUCK. THIS COMPANY IS THE SHIT SO FAR AND I WANNA TRY MORE OF THEIR PRODUCTS AND PLAN TO.)


my feelings on Animorphs and the casting choices (like anyone actually cares) :
• Jake - looks more like he’s going to murder your family than save the world
• Rachel - not an amazon warrior princess
• Cassie - yes good excellent
• Marco - yes to voice and ‘he grows on you’ for appearance (still looks too old)
• Tobias - yes good look at your hair what a cutie
• Ax - absolute no at first, then omg how great are you you nerdy weirdo

idk I just write it off as a tragedy of the late 90s to early 00s but here I am still watching it look at me

PJ - successful? /gross sobbing/ no mostly a workaholic. and desperately horribly sad I haven’t published a novel yet… or even finished one.

library-a-go-go - thanks :3 me too tho I mean I’m sure that’s what Tumblr is all about in the end. following people and befriending them without their knowledge. then suddenly you’re mutuals and like a year later you’re almost friends

PJ - successful? /gross sobbing/ no mostly a workaholic. and desperately horribly sad I haven’t published a novel yet… or even finished one.

library-a-go-go - thanks :3 me too tho I mean I’m sure that’s what Tumblr is all about in the end. following people and befriending them without their knowledge. then suddenly you’re mutuals and like a year later you’re almost friends

I saw someone posting earlier that a white jewish actor who i cant remember should have been chosen to play marco because ‘that boris kid was awful’ and just wow yeah way to whitewash a character I mean do you also think cassie should have been white seriously fuck