Deluxvivens

toniangelougiovannihughes:

Has passed. Another person on twitter said she got the okay from the mother to share the news.

I didn’t know her personally. I just knew the handle from mutual followers. She really seemed like such a vibrant person.

It’s hard to describe the sadness I feel. I’m sad that the world has lost a brilliant Black woman.

R.I.P.

(Reblogged from toniangelougiovannihughes)

alvaroarbehoa:

*watches Jon Stewart’s comments on Ferguson* hey look it’s a white man getting heaps of credit and adulation for saying the exact same shit that black people have been saying for weeks now. how unexpected.

(Reblogged from fyeahcracker)

I really want to know…

shdwdmn666:

Is there anyone out there that is 30 or over? Sometimes I feel like the oldest person here.  If you are 30+ please reblog this.

(Reblogged from randomactsofchaos)

the-goddamazon:

bankuei:

scarlettfallenashes:

Enjoy my day at wizard world Chicago

"Kneel!"

"I thought you’d never ask!"

Fuck Hiddleston. THIS IS TRUE LOKI.

(Reblogged from blue-author)

Theme Tips!

thefrogman:

Some of your blog themes are using ridiculously small font sizes. I often have to zoom to 200% to read things and usually that makes the elements on the page go bonkers. Your super important thoughts just aren’t worth that kind of trouble. 

Lets forget about old farts like me who have a slightly hard time seeing things—there are plenty of folks with vision related disabilities that could benefit from more reasonable font sizes.  

With that in mind, here are some theme tips from your pal, Froggie…

  • Pick a theme that allows you to have —at minimum— a 12pt font. 14pt would be my preferred size. That way, even if someone does need to zoom (Ctrl +/- on your keyboard) they won’t have to zoom quite as much—giving a better chance that the page will retain its design integrity. If you choose a font size of 6, I will hire a monkey to poop inside all your left socks. 
  • Make sure that your font color and background have decent contrast. Light text should be placed on a dark background, dark text on a light background. If you place white text on a super light gray background, I will send a very charming wombat to seduce your lover and snapchat you pictures of their erotic encounters. 
  • Text colors should probably be limited to black, white and gray. Sometimes dark colors with low color saturation are acceptable too. I know you really like neon purple, but some people might stab themselves in the eye. You are endangering their ocular health. You don’t want that kind of guilt hanging on your conscience.  
  • Make sure that your navigation is easy to find and big enough to see even at a glance. Sometimes I feel like I am hunting for Waldo just trying to find a damned “next page” button. It should be under your last post at the bottom of the page. It should have big letters, possibly with an enthusiastic arrow. If I have to scroll the top of your page and use a microscope to find your ‘next’ button… a surly aardvark will steal your tax forms, erase your real name, and replace it with Dildo Baggins. 
  • Make sure your ask, about me, and other buttons of importance are in a logical place and are easily readable. Typically at the top of your sidebar is a great spot.
  • Always double check to make sure your links work as intended. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen silly mistakes like htt://blahblah.tumlr.corn
  • Make sure any clutter on your page is worth it. Every element you put on your page has to be loaded. There are many with slower connections who may have to wait an annoyingly long time for sites to load. It’s possible that your supercool globe with all the flags of people visiting isn’t as necessary as you think. 
  • You might also put a link to your mobile site on your page so people with slow connections can just load the essentials. 
  • Endless scrolling is nice in theory, but it is often very unreliable. Especially when used with 50 to 100 pages. For people with older, slower computers it will crash constantly. And if you are like me, and require a lot of pageviews for business purposes, it can really mess up your site statistics. 
  • Consider avoiding posts with a great deal of blockquotes. Perhaps even edit the post and remove any parts that are irrelevant so that there are as few blockquotes as possible. If you do not, you risk blockquotes shooting off the side of your page and there is absolutely no way to discern what is being said. If you reblog something with 50 or more blockquotes, highly trained ninja raccoons will just judge you silently while twiddling their cute little thumbs. 
  • Lastly, if you have a music player on your blog, please disable autoplay.

I have recently signed a contract with a fire breathing dragon. If you still have autoplay on your blog at midnight, September 1, he will hunt you down. He will summon angry thermite fires from the depths of his bowels. He will look you dead in the eyes—his nostrils flaring with puffs of white hot fire so intense, your skin begins to peel. He will move in closer so you can feel his exhales on your shoulders. They will bead up with sweat with every passing breath.

And when you tell him you think “autoplay is actually pretty neat!”…

His eyes will glow orange, burning your retinas. A great grumble will churn in his stomach as he pushes the flames toward his esophagus. He will open his mouth wide and you will see the blaze gurgling in the back of his throat…

He will then sit you down in a comfy chair and give you a stern talking to about how autoplay sucks total balls. It sucks, like, at least 80 balls. On a 10 ball scale. 

(Reblogged from thefrogman)

turndownfornaps said: Do you or your followers know of any blogs where I can see poc with colorful hair? I want to see what purple or blue hair would look like on someone like me, but all I can find are photos of white people /:

Search on the “afropunk” tag, that may help.

(Reblogged from whitepeoplesaidwhat)

hufflepuffarmy:

thedalekmaster:

shoujo-addict:

T h e  W a l k i n g  D i s n e y

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Damn Mulan.. Guess training to defeat the Huns turned out to be a good lifeplan

This is perfect

This lost me at all the bikinis and bared mid-riffs.

(Reblogged from arse-moriendi)

samanticshift:

petition for everyone to

1) check the source on outlandish stories

2) stop posting screencapped headlines without providing a link

(Reblogged from samanticshift)

your-lies-ruin-lives:

apersnicketylemon:

ancap-dummy:

Liberal: I don’t like Ron Paul; he’s pro-life.

Me: Well that’s just his personal view on the issue; he doesn’t force it on other people. In fact he’s actually voted against bills that were to outlaw abortion on a federal le-

Liberal: Yeah, but he’s pro-life & I don’t like that.

Actually it’s more: I don’t like Ron Paul. He may be politically pro choice, but I can’t get behind his position of cutting funding to already underfunded area’s like the CDC, the FDA, the NIH, the EPA and Mental health and substance abuse programs, as I believe these area’s are extremely important.

I also can’t get behind eliminating medicaid or ALL foreign aid or extending the Bush tax cuts because it applies only to the wealthiest 1% who can, in fact, afford more taxes than the rest of us, as they make so much money they can use it as toilet paper and do not need tax cuts.

I certainly can’t get behind repealing Obamacare, which has so far helped many people with many things and means the average person can go to a doctor on occasion.

Considering his plan to eliminate income tax, I find unbelievable and unrealistic, and forsee only a broken promise. Nice as that would be a ‘small government’ simply isn’t something that can manage a country the size and with the population of the USA and no income tax means no money to run anything. (No matter how much you slash spending, some income is needed, this lack of understanding how this basic concept works worries me greatly.)

Considering my own family is on a National Do Not Call List, I can’t condone his desire to get rid of it because it ‘prohibit’s the market’ nor this apparent notion that my right to privacy in my own home should come after this. I also am for national health systems, so why would I vote for someone with the intent to defederalize the health care system? The same system that’s already trying to charge inflated prices for everything? Additionally I support federal restrictions on the market for many aspects.

Monopolies, for one, were proven to be disastrous for consumers, as one could control the amount of produce and demand increased and prices went up. He’d make it so a monopoly is once more possible. Try to imagine someone currently having a monopoly on say, oil in this day and age.

Now with all this he’s also against crime units dedicated to catching online predators… because ‘that’s the parents responsibility’. Apparently children aren’t that important at all to him then, huh? Because who cares if that child is sexually abused by a grown adult! That’s the PARENT’s responsibility, despite that parent likely having to work a job on account of they can’t afford jack shit thanks to his other policies coming into play.

He’s also pro the personhood status of corporations. A corporation IS NOT a person and I am firmly against this.

He’s also so anti-gun-control that he wants to let guns on airplanes. You picture the resultant scenario there. (FYI even one small hole in an airplane at high altitude is super bad news. Not the explosive decompression you see in movies, no, but it could hurt a lot of people, especially if there are children or infants on board. Or disabled people. Or anyone who doesn’t want to get fucking shot.)

Considering the evidence, gun control DOES in fact reduce mass shooting rates, murder rates, and assault with a deadly weapon rates. The USA: Little to no gun control. Mass shootings every other week.
Canada: Moderate gun control. Last mass shooting was 1999, there is maybe one school shooting per year.
Australia: Lots of gun control. Last mass shooting 2002. Only 5 school shootings in it’s history.

Evidence does show that gun control = less school shootings. Imagine that.

He also, as if none of this was already bad enough, thinks that is someone is being sexually harassed in their job the VICTIM should be punished, not the PERPETRATOR. He thinks the VICTIM should have to find a new job. (In this economy??). He even went so far as to say that if the victim did NOT quit their job then they partially responsible for what was happening to them. (EXCUSE ME???).

He also voted against legistation that prevents descriminatory hiring practices, saying that people should ‘be allowed to associate with anyone they please’. Well, that makes getting a job as a very queer person next to impossible, so if I face sexual harassment now, because it could take months to find a new job I am now apparently at fault and ‘asking for it’ if sexual harassment continues even after I very clearly state that I have no interest and am uncomfortable with the situation. Thanks Ron Paul! Good to know I’m not a complete person in your eyes, even if a corporation is!

He also says ‘rights are individual’ but then supports a ban on queer people adopting unless they are in a ‘perceived as straight’ relationship? Right. That’s not hypocritical (/sarcasm)

He claims to say that people should be allowed to marry anyone and call it anything… yet voted against redefining marriage from ‘one man and one woman’ to ‘two persons’. And he voted against legalizing equal marriage in California. Oh, and he’s also stated he supported the ‘defence of marriage’ act. Again, hypocritical… that or he’s just telling a bold-faced lie with the first sentence.

He also supports the ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy which was a ridiculous policy that allowed for dishonerable discharge based on… loving someone that someone else didn’t agree with.

He also supported the sodomy laws because he thinks there should be no right to privacy… (what??? So small government and stay out of lives… but stay in the bedroom because god forbid people enjoy anal???)

And finally on to your claim that he ‘doesn’t push pro life on to anyone’??? Blatantly false. He introduced the Sanctity of Life Act which would have prohibited abortion except in cases concerning maternal health (that’s forcing it on to everyone… just fyi. In case you were confused by that).

Liberal’s aren’t against him because he’s ‘pro life’. Liberals are against him because he holds clearly opposite views to us, and does, in fact, force those pro life views onto others. I mean the list goes on but this is pretty long and I think you get the idea.

Annnd boom. <3 

(Reblogged from samanticshift)

arodorable:

"They’re too close to be just friends."

Or maybe you’re not close enough with your friends. 

(Reblogged from cease-and-de-cis)
When women get behind something, their sheer numbers and passion force it into the mainstream. That’s why you can name the actor who plays that werewolf kid in “Twilight” and probably sing at least the chorus to one Justin Bieber song. What do tween boys like? I have no clue. Sports? Probably sports.
(Reblogged from moniquill)
(Reblogged from killerville)

Just a little heads up for aspiring public speakers out there!

cuddly-morrigan:

The gender neutral term for “ladies and gentleman” is “distinguished guests”. This has been around since at least the 60s, so no one is going to question your use of it.

Please, please use this along with “ladies and gentlemen” if you aren’t entirely sure of the gender of your audience.

Thank you!

(Reblogged from benndragon)

extendedburning:

godtxt:

please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.

queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.

(Source: angel-scum)

(Reblogged from samanticshift)

jervae:

kendrawcandraw:

Finally done! One of my last projects for my senior portfolio, I drew the top female emcees (at least from late 90s - today) as tarot queens.

\o/

WOAHHHHH. This is too bomb.

(Reblogged from moniquill)