❝ I am not Mike Brown. I am white. I am middle class. I am female. I am small. I am not considered a threat. When police see me they see someone who looks like them. They see their mothers, their daughters, their sisters, themselves. I am not at risk of being shot by police for existing while black. I am not at risk of being shot while unarmed. I am not at risk of being shot while armed with nothing more than a BB gun. I am not at risk of being shot for reaching for my wallet. I am privileged.
But I am outraged. And if you aren’t outraged, then you aren’t paying attention. This is America in 2014. This is our reality. It’s so easy to get jaded and to ignore these atrocities, to act like this doesn’t affect us. It’s so easy to get apathetic. In the past it was the youth who protested. Where is the rage of the youth? Where is our rage?
Like I said, I am not Mike Brown. But I am outraged. ❞
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♥ 44461 — 40 minutes ago on 21 Aug 2014 — via arobucky (source)

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

♥ 9745 — 44 minutes ago on 21 Aug 2014 — via centrumlumina (source)
#ideas  

1x01/1x12

♥ 75 — 50 minutes ago on 21 Aug 2014 — via zataraszatanna (source)
#leverage  
I’m going to be a college junior

I’m going to be a college junior

♥ 1 — 55 minutes ago on 21 Aug 2014

repulsor:

Seemed like a good idea at the time.

♥ 1118 — 2 hours ago on 21 Aug 2014 — via arobucky (source)
Episode 2: Chapter One

plotbunnypodcast:

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Episode 2 of the podcast! Here Kara tries to muddle through the podcasting world alone and introduces you to OneLook’s Reverse Dictionary and refreshes your memory for the writing prompt of the month. 

♥ 2 — 4 hours ago on 21 Aug 2014 — via plotbunnypodcast

plotbunnypodcast:

August Writing Challenge: 

Reintroduce us to a character we may already know! Fill in gaps in backstory, create an alternate origin, show a first impression from a new perspective, etc., 

500 words or less 
Submit in our blog submit box or send us an email at theplotbunnysubmissions@gmail.com

Happy writing!

♥ 9 — 6 hours ago on 21 Aug 2014 — via plotbunnypodcast

shorthairedsif:

remember that time the mcu had a complex, multi-faceted, morally ambiguous poc character steeped in social allegory and the fandom reduced him to ‘motherfucker’ jokes and pulp fiction references

♥ 3436 — 6 hours ago on 21 Aug 2014 — via conjure-at-your-own-risk (source)

Commissioned by the talented artist nymre 
She does amazing art and was the one who created this modern Zuko and Katara for me. 
PLEASE DO NOT REPOST THIS ART

Commissioned by the talented artist  

She does amazing art and was the one who created this modern Zuko and Katara for me. 

PLEASE DO NOT REPOST THIS ART

♥ 15719 — 6 hours ago on 21 Aug 2014 — via alaktarr (source)
#a:tla  #zutara