Important

phagechildon:

Can we please stop tagging ships into main movie and character tags? All ships please? A lot of people have been begging the Jelsa fandom to stop, including myself, and to be honest, it’s really a general shipping issue. Sure Jelsa is more popular, therefore it spams the tags more, but so does all the other ships involving any character. In the Rise of the Guardians tag, and the rotg tag, I see Jackunzel, Hijack, Jerida, and others, when it shouldn’t be tagged in the Rise of the Guardians tag at all. It’s so hard to see real posts about the movies and characters when it’s spammed with all the ships that exist out there. 

I understand one of the characters is from the movie, but the other isn’t. Believe it or not, there are people who go into that tag JUST to see posts about one of their favorite movies, and don’t want to see ships in it. I know I want to go to the Jack Frost tag to see more Jack, but can’t because it’s full of Jelsa, and other ships. I don’t get to see Jack by himself, with his sister, and fellow guardians. 90% of the posts, probably more, are all ABOUT SHIPPING. Just because Jack is in the picture doesn’t mean you need to tag him. People just want to see Jack!!  And it’s completely disrespectful and inconsiderate to others when people do that. Ships are meant to go in their shipping tags, not character name tags — it’s one of the main reasons why we come up with shipping names! Is the ship “jackunzel” Jack Frost? No. Does it have Jack in it? Yes, but tagging it would be like trying to force your ship onto someone else.

What’s even worse is when people tag their ships with their movies, and even the studio! Once again, people go to the movie tags to see posts about their favorite movies, not love interests. Tagging a Disney character with a Dreamworks character in the Dreamworks tag is really disrespectful in general, mostly because of the history (a guy used to work for Disney, but hated it, so he left and started his own Studio. This studio was thus named Dreamworks).

Most wars and arguments concerning movies and ships originate from tagging a post in the wrong tag, and sometimes I feel like I can’t blame them. Sure they shouldn’t be the bad guy and try to start something. But we should also respect others and their opinions, and not force a ship on someone else. 

Can we please be respectful and only tag ships in their correct tag? 

I’ve had two other rants about this, directed to the Jelsa fandom which can be found HERE and HERE. They’re very beneficial in understanding why this is such a big issue, and below are screenshots of some people’s responses to both rants. I’ve left the usernames out so their identities can remain anonymous. 

These are just some tags people wrote after reblogging. This one was followed up by a few more, and even some messages by indivuals who said they wished people were more consierate and respectful. 

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This comment goes to show just how fans can ruin movies and even make them feel like crap for not liking the same ship. 

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We wouldn’t have this problem, not as much, if people just tagged their posts correctly. There would be less wars and less heated arguments. 

Then there’s the fact that people leave fandoms because of the incorrect tagging, which means less attention to the movies we love, to the movies that need our attention like Rise of the Guardians.

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People are willing to rejoin fandoms if people were actually being respectful enough too

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People are already starting to admit their mistakes, and have even told their stories after reblogging:

Person One:

I’ll admit that when I first started posting things to tumblr I tagged my hijack fanfictions under both the “jack frost” and “hiccup haddock” tags, as well as “how to train your dragon” and “rise of the guardians”—but this was before I really understood how the tagging system works. As soon as I figured it out, I stopped doing that and began properly tagging things as just “hijack”, “hijack fanfiction” and occasionally “frostcup” so that I didn’t clog up the character tags inappropriately.

Not everyone agrees on ships, and you should respect that. By tagging ships under the character tags you are forcing your ships on other people and that’s EXTREMELY disrespectful to the other people on the site as well as the characters themselves.

Please please PLEASE tag things appropriately! :<

Person Two:

I’ll admit that when I first started posting my Hijack fanfictions here on Tumblr, I tagged them in the HTTYD and ROTG tags in hopes of getting more people to read them.  But I learned people outside of the Hijack tags might not want to read it because they don’t like the ship themselves.  So I stopped doing that after awhile out of respect for other people… Can we all just respect one another, please?  I’m REALLY tired of seeing ship wars and movie battles on my dash and in the tags when I just want more gifs of Jack on my blog.

This post applies to ALL movies and ALL fandoms, and ALL SHIPS. 

I’m sorry for such a long post, and I’m sorry if this makes people mad or feel indifferent. But so many people have remained silent for so long, afraid of telling others their opinion because they feared they’d be hated for it. They feared hurting other people’s feelings, and told they were in the wrong. So many people have left fandoms because of shipping posts, of shipping wars that aren’t needed, that aren’t necessary — that are completely avoidable. We’re tired of being silent. 

Please be respectful, because they will be just as respectful back. 

(I’m sorry this isn’t under a readmore, but maybe it’s length will get people’s attention)

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important long post

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not forget Darren Wilson being awarded over $200,000 in fundraiser donations for murdering an unarmed black child
  • Do not forget that this system was not built to defend us, but to control us
  • Do not forget Ferguson 

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ferguson

fyahblaze:

blackfeminism:

ourtimeorg:

If you don’t know who Johnnie Tillmon was, look her up.

Welfare is a Women’s Issue (1972) by Johnnie Tillmon
I’m a woman. I’m a black woman. I’m a poor woman. I’m a fat woman. I’m a middle-aged woman. And I’m on welfare.
In this country, if you’re any one of those things you count less as a human being. If you’re all those things, you don’t count at all. Except as a statistic.
I am 45 years old. I have raised six children. There are millions of statistics like me. Some on welfare. Some not. And some, really poor, who don’t even know they’re entitled to welfare. Not all of them are black. Not at all. In fact, the majority-about two-thirds-of all the poor families in the country are white.
Welfare’s like a traffic accident. It can happen to anybody, but especially it happens to women.
And that’s why welfare is a women’s issue. For a lot of middle-class women in this country, Women’s Liberation is a matter of concern. For women on welfare it’s a matter of survival.
Survival. That’s why we had to go on welfare. And that’s why we can’t get off welfare now. Not us women. Not until we do something about liberating poor women in this country.
Because up until now we’ve been raised to expect to work, all our lives, for nothing. Because we are the worst educated, the least-skilled, and the lowest-paid people there are. Because we have to be almost totally responsible for our children. Because we are regarded by everybody as dependents. That’s why we are on welfare. And that’s why we stay on it.
Welfare is the most prejudiced institution in this country, even more than marriage, which it tries to imitate. Let me explain that a little.
Ninety-nine percent of welfare families are headed by women. There is no man around. In half the states there can’t be men around because A.F.D.C. (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) says if there is an “able-bodied” man around, then you can’t be on welfare. If the kids are going to eat, and the man can’t get a job, then he’s got to go.
Welfare is like a super-sexist marriage. You trade in a man for the man. But you can’t divorce him if he treats you bad. He can divorce you, of course, cut you off anytime he wants. But in that case, he keeps the kids, not you.The man runs everything. In ordinary marriage, sex is supposed to be for your husband. On A.F.D.C., you’re not supposed to have any sex at all. You give up control of your own body. It’s a condition of aid. You may even have to agree to get your tubes tied so you can never have more children just to avoid being cut off welfare.
The man, the welfare system, controls your money. He tells you what to buy, what not to buy, where to buy it, and how much things cost. If things-rent, for instance-really cost more than he says they do, it’s just too bad for you. He’s always right.
That’s why Governor [Ronald] Reagan can get away with slandering welfare recipients, calling them “lazy parasites,” “pigs at the trough,” and such. We’ve been trained to believe that the only reason people are on welfare is because there’s something wrong with their character. If people have “motivation,” if people only want to work, they can, and they will be able to support themselves and their kids in decency.
The truth is a job doesn’t necessarily mean an adequate income. There are some ten million jobs that now pay less than the minimum wage, and if you’re a woman, you’ve got the best chance of getting one. Why would a 45-year-old woman work all day in a laundry ironing shirts at 90-some cents an hour? Because she knows there’s some place lower she could be. She could be on welfare. Society needs women on welfare as “examples” to let every woman, factory workers and housewife workers alike, know what will happen if she lets up, if she’s laid off, if she tries to go it alone without a man. So these ladies stay on their feet or on their knees all their lives instead of asking why they’re only getting 90-some cents an hour, instead of daring to fight and complain.
Maybe we poor welfare women will really liberate women in this country. We’ve already started on our own welfare plan. Along with other welfare recipients, we have organized so we can have some voice. Our group is called the National Welfare Rights Organization (N.W.R.O.). We put together our own welfare plan, called Guaranteed Adequate Income (G.A.I.), which would eliminate sexism from welfare. There would be no “categories”-men, women, children, single, married, kids, no kids-just poor people who need aid. You’d get paid according to need and family size only and that would be upped as the cost of living goes up.
As far as I’m concerned, the ladies of N.W.R.O. are the front-line troops of women’s freedom. Both because we have so few illusions and because our issues are so important to all women-the right to a living wage for women’s work, the right to life itself.

still relevant today

fyahblaze:

blackfeminism:

ourtimeorg:

If you don’t know who Johnnie Tillmon was, look her up.

Welfare is a Women’s Issue (1972) by Johnnie Tillmon

I’m a woman. I’m a black woman. I’m a poor woman. I’m a fat woman. I’m a middle-aged woman. And I’m on welfare.

In this country, if you’re any one of those things you count less as a human being. If you’re all those things, you don’t count at all. Except as a statistic.

I am 45 years old. I have raised six children. There are millions of statistics like me. Some on welfare. Some not. And some, really poor, who don’t even know they’re entitled to welfare. Not all of them are black. Not at all. In fact, the majority-about two-thirds-of all the poor families in the country are white.

Welfare’s like a traffic accident. It can happen to anybody, but especially it happens to women.

And that’s why welfare is a women’s issue. For a lot of middle-class women in this country, Women’s Liberation is a matter of concern. For women on welfare it’s a matter of survival.

Survival. That’s why we had to go on welfare. And that’s why we can’t get off welfare now. Not us women. Not until we do something about liberating poor women in this country.

Because up until now we’ve been raised to expect to work, all our lives, for nothing. Because we are the worst educated, the least-skilled, and the lowest-paid people there are. Because we have to be almost totally responsible for our children. Because we are regarded by everybody as dependents. That’s why we are on welfare. And that’s why we stay on it.

Welfare is the most prejudiced institution in this country, even more than marriage, which it tries to imitate. Let me explain that a little.

Ninety-nine percent of welfare families are headed by women. There is no man around. In half the states there can’t be men around because A.F.D.C. (Aid to Families With Dependent Children) says if there is an “able-bodied” man around, then you can’t be on welfare. If the kids are going to eat, and the man can’t get a job, then he’s got to go.

Welfare is like a super-sexist marriage. You trade in a man for the man. But you can’t divorce him if he treats you bad. He can divorce you, of course, cut you off anytime he wants. But in that case, he keeps the kids, not you.The man runs everything. In ordinary marriage, sex is supposed to be for your husband. On A.F.D.C., you’re not supposed to have any sex at all. You give up control of your own body. It’s a condition of aid. You may even have to agree to get your tubes tied so you can never have more children just to avoid being cut off welfare.

The man, the welfare system, controls your money. He tells you what to buy, what not to buy, where to buy it, and how much things cost. If things-rent, for instance-really cost more than he says they do, it’s just too bad for you. He’s always right.

That’s why Governor [Ronald] Reagan can get away with slandering welfare recipients, calling them “lazy parasites,” “pigs at the trough,” and such. We’ve been trained to believe that the only reason people are on welfare is because there’s something wrong with their character. If people have “motivation,” if people only want to work, they can, and they will be able to support themselves and their kids in decency.

The truth is a job doesn’t necessarily mean an adequate income. There are some ten million jobs that now pay less than the minimum wage, and if you’re a woman, you’ve got the best chance of getting one. Why would a 45-year-old woman work all day in a laundry ironing shirts at 90-some cents an hour? Because she knows there’s some place lower she could be. She could be on welfare. Society needs women on welfare as “examples” to let every woman, factory workers and housewife workers alike, know what will happen if she lets up, if she’s laid off, if she tries to go it alone without a man. So these ladies stay on their feet or on their knees all their lives instead of asking why they’re only getting 90-some cents an hour, instead of daring to fight and complain.

Maybe we poor welfare women will really liberate women in this country. We’ve already started on our own welfare plan. Along with other welfare recipients, we have organized so we can have some voice. Our group is called the National Welfare Rights Organization (N.W.R.O.). We put together our own welfare plan, called Guaranteed Adequate Income (G.A.I.), which would eliminate sexism from welfare. There would be no “categories”-men, women, children, single, married, kids, no kids-just poor people who need aid. You’d get paid according to need and family size only and that would be upped as the cost of living goes up.

As far as I’m concerned, the ladies of N.W.R.O. are the front-line troops of women’s freedom. Both because we have so few illusions and because our issues are so important to all women-the right to a living wage for women’s work, the right to life itself.

still relevant today

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anemia:

SAVE HINSON!!

One of my best friends is in a bit of trouble right now with her snake’s vet bills, if you could help spread the word or donate a bit to help her baby out she would really appreciate it!! 

"Two years ago for my 21st birthday I decided to adopt a rescue snake. As the back story goes he was rescued from a bikie drug bust and I was told that he was abused through malnutrition, lack of heat, physical abuse and mites infestation. I adopted him from a snake catcher who had nursed him to health.

He’s a mix of carpet python and as soon as I met him I knew I wanted to keep him and make sure he would have a nice life. He is cuddly for a snake and he likes to sit on your shoulder and fall asleep. He is gentle and loving and he likes to explore. He also likes to knock all my figurines off the tv cabinet!

Because of the way he was treated growing up his immunity is low and he managed to get a mouth sore that got out of control very quickly. In the past month I have taken him to the doctors on 3 seperate occasions and he is now on his third course of antibiotics. Today the vet told me that he will take a long time to get better and that means fortnightly vet visits for at least the next two months as long as the bacteria doesn’t spread to his jaw. If it does it will be a lot more difficult and expensive to treat and he may not make it.

Naturally I am heartbroken but hopeful. The biggest setback is the money which I do not have a lot of or means of obtaining. Please help me save my baby!”

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princeowl:

reminder that the matrix trilogy was written and directed by a trans woman (lana wachowski) along with her brother

one of the most influential and iconic sci fi movies was created by a trans woman and MORE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS!! lana wachowski is a babe and an inspiration, one of the few female directors in hollywood as well as one of the few transgender people in hollywood. 

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book-worm709:

angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

God bless her

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shanellbklyn:

rtamerica:

Black TV producer on way to Emmys party mistaken for bank robber, handcuffed, held for six hours
An African-American film producer in Beverly Hills for an Emmy pre-party was handcuffed and detained for around six hours on Friday night as police believed he fit the description of a suspect in a nearby bank robbery.
Charles Belk said he left a restaurant alone to refill a parking meter when he was suddenly surrounded by six police cars “handcuffed very tightly, fully searched for weapons, and placed back on the curb,”  he wrote on his Facebook page with an accompanying photo of him sitting on the curb as two police officers stand close by. 

While being black….

shanellbklyn:

rtamerica:

Black TV producer on way to Emmys party mistaken for bank robber, handcuffed, held for six hours

An African-American film producer in Beverly Hills for an Emmy pre-party was handcuffed and detained for around six hours on Friday night as police believed he fit the description of a suspect in a nearby bank robbery.

Charles Belk said he left a restaurant alone to refill a parking meter when he was suddenly surrounded by six police cars “handcuffed very tightly, fully searched for weapons, and placed back on the curb,” he wrote on his Facebook page with an accompanying photo of him sitting on the curb as two police officers stand close by. 

While being black….

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IN NEED OF SERIOUS HELP!!! Please Read and Signal Boost!!!

lopbunnyboy:

So, I know the name of the gofundme page is about moving, but I had very very serious, important, and horribly inconvenient news that is going to change the nature of the donation page.

I just woke up today to a letter from a law office about something that happened a year ago. A year ago I left my job at Little Ceaser’s Pizza because I was getting no hours, and my fiance at the time got fired from his job, so I needed to look for something better. After a month of no replies to job applications, and the threat of losing my apartment, I was desperate.

And as much as I’m ashamed to admit it, I fell prey to a craigslist scam, because I was so scared and so worried and so in need of money. I became just shy of $2000 in debt at the bank I was at. My fiance’s dad was kind enough to pay $1300 of the debt off, and took us down to Alabama with him while I searched for a job there. (Lo and behold we had lost our apartment here in Illinois and had no where else to turn to.)

After a year of hearing nothing, I was hopeful not to hear about the debt again, since I still can’t seem to get a job, and I had paid a large percentage of it off.

But I got a letter from a law office today about the remaining $611.57. I have no job, I’m staying in my grandparent’s apartment with my partner, who barely makes enough money to feed us a month.I have no way of paying back this money on my own. I am in so much need of help, and so I’m going to turn to your help tumblr. I’ve seen you guys help so many people in need, and now its my turn. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DONATE AND SIGNAL BOOST!! Help me out, I’m so scared and worried about this letter. I’m only 19 years old and I don’t want to have debt collectors after me already.

And for those who want something in return, if you donate over $10, email me at wonderfulmikaarts@gmail.com with your name and tumblr url, and I’ll do a FULL COLOUR SKETCH COMMISSION for you over at wonderfulmika, of anything you want. ANYTHING!!!

Thank you tumblr, in advance. I know you won’t let me down. I love you guys. And thanks for all the help! And if anyone has any other way they’d like to help me out, feel free to message me about it!

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