Jan. 25th, 2017

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Forget the ‘lawful, chaotic, neural’ scale of morality. According to the internet, I am memetic evil - I am consistently sorted into Slytherin House or House Lannister.

Whelp. Only one thing for it.
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Imagine Newt and Graves in the au of anything you write on yourself appearing on your soulmate.

Before they meet, Graves spends the better part of his school years/auror training with random scribbles about whatever creature Newt is studying at the time appearing on his arm every other day because Newt had run out of parchment.

After the first few times it happens he writes a shouty message back because whoever you are, I do not need the breeding habits of a Graphorn appearing on my arm in the middle of an exam thank you very much! And getting a very apologetic message/essay in response. Graves ends up interupting them by writing back that it’s fine because it turns out his soulmate rambles when they think they’ve caused offense and he is rapidly running out of arm space.

@aethelar
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tresbellemichelle:

blametheleather:

everybody has that one kink that they will never ever admit to liking and will secretly read every fic ever written about it but will vehemently deny it if you ever mention it

#keep your friends close and your secret and socially unaccepted kinks closer

#there are 4 tiers of kinks  #tier 1: things u can admit to irl friends  #tier 2: things u can admit to on ur public blog  #tier 3: kinks u can talk about on skype in private w ur friends  #tier 4: you open the fics in incognito at 2am before going to bed and nobody can ever know   <– @ssealdog telling it like it is
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The vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Sec of Education was delayed. The hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will now be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 31, according to an advisory from the committee.

And now to act! Billionaire Betsy DeVos is up for confirmation as U.S. Education Secretary, and many, many educators have expressed strongly that she is not qualified to ensure quality education in this country.  She’s corrupt, she’s an explicit opponent of public schools, she’s incapable of answering basic questions about education policy.

Please consider calling one of the following Republican Senators (key in the confirmation vote) to express your opinion on the appointment. At least 3 of these need to be convinced in order to block DeVos’ nomination. Don’t email. Don’t tweet. Don’t complain on Facebook. Call them!

Then, PLEASE SHARE WIDELY:
If you live in one of the states represented below, PLEASE call YOUR Senator, If you don’t, pick one and call him/her:
Susan Collins (ME) 207.622.8414..&..202.224.2523
Lamar Alexander (TN) Fax line to Knoxville office: (865) 545-4252 and Phone line to Knoxville: (865) 545-4253
Lisa Murkowski (AK) 907.586.7277..&..202.224.6665
Johnny Isakson (GA) 770.661.0999..&..202.224.3643
Orrin Hatch (UT) 801.524.4380..&..202.224.5251
Richard Burr (NC) 336.631.5125..&..202.224.3154..&.. 910.251.1058..&..828.350.2437
Michael Enzi (WY) 202.224.3424
Dr. Bill Cassidy (LA) 202.224.5824
Pat Roberts (KS) 202.224.4774
Tim Scott (SC) 202.224.6121
Rand Paul (KY) 202.224.4343
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vanerdsa:

allthecanadianpolitics:

Donald Trump just approved the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline — overturning Obama’s 2015 rejection. [1]

Keystone XL would threaten dozens of rivers with oil spills, and make it virtually impossible for Canada to meet our climate targets. [2]

Today, Trump warned that he plans to “renegotiate the terms” of the project — and the media is already reporting that this could mean higher costs for Canada. [3]

Unbelievably, the Liberal government is giving Trump’s plan the thumbs-up, without any additional review of the changes to the project that Trump negotiates. That gives Trump a blank cheque to change the project terms without our approval [4]

What’s worse, Keystone XL has never faced a serious review in Canada. Harper rubber-stamped the pipeline after a sham process that didn’t even consider climate change.

A project this massive needs a careful and thorough review — especially now that Trump is promising to negotiate changes that could make Keystone even worse for Canada.If enough of us speak out, we can convince the Liberal government to suspend Harper’s approval of Keystone XL, and put the project — including any of Trump’s changes — through a new, credible review process.
Sign the petition now

Sources:

[1] Trump signs Keystone order, wants terms renegotiated (Globe and Mail). http://ift.tt/2j32TCD

[2] Oil sands must remain largely unexploited to meet climate target, study finds (Globe and Mail). http://ift.tt/1yEkRMM

[3-4] See 1 above

Canadians! Here is a tangible thing we can do to block Trump’s administration from overturning all Obama’s work. They have a conservative government, but we don’t. They need our cooperation to finish this pipeline. Let’s make sure it never happens.

Americans please reblog for your Canadian followers! There are more of you than us, so it will help us reach people we normally wouldn’t.
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This morning, Donald Trump signed an executive order clearing the way for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the Keystone XL oil pipelines to move forward.

In North Dakota, the DAPL has been opposed vehemently by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and other Native American groups, as construction will run under Lake Oahe, which the tribes depend on for water reserves. The Obama Administration stopped the project in December, but Trump’s action will start the project back up.

The Keystone XL project was halted by President Obama, as it poses a major threat to the climate. According to the NY Time: the project would carry tar sands crude oil which is difficult to extract and therefore has a detrimental effect to the environment, causing intensive greenhouse gas emissions.

Today we are asking you to donate to the organizations that will attempt to stop these projects via legal action and inform yourselves about the fight ahead. Because Trump signed an executive order, he has bypassed Congress, therefore it is up to the Courts to stop these dangerous actions.

- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has set up a Legal Defense Fund to assist with the costs involved in litigation. Please consider donating to the Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund.

- The American Civil Liberty Union will be dedicating resources to fight the Trump Administration in Court. We strongly urge you to donate even a small amount to the ACLU, or become an annual member by donating $50. The ACLU released a strong statement today denouncing Trump’s actions as a threat to liberty: http://ift.tt/2jZWBmX.
- Sign up to receive updates from NextGen, an initiative set up to stop climate change. Founder Tom Steyer today issued a statement saying: "The pipelines are all risk and no reward, allowing corporate polluters to transport oil through our country to be sold on the global market, while putting our air and water at serious risk.“ You an find out more information about NextGen’s attempts to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline here:  https://nextgenclimate.org/stopping-xl/.

- Educate Yourself - There is an amazing factsheet put together by Jenna Amatulli about the DAPL to provide you more information about that project: http://ift.tt/2j32TT9
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Just be you Just be kind
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vanerdsa:

allthecanadianpolitics:

Donald Trump just approved the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline — overturning Obama’s 2015 rejection. [1]

Keystone XL would threaten dozens of rivers with oil spills, and make it virtually impossible for Canada to meet our climate targets. [2]

Today, Trump warned that he plans to “renegotiate the terms” of the project — and the media is already reporting that this could mean higher costs for Canada. [3]

Unbelievably, the Liberal government is giving Trump’s plan the thumbs-up, without any additional review of the changes to the project that Trump negotiates. That gives Trump a blank cheque to change the project terms without our approval [4]

What’s worse, Keystone XL has never faced a serious review in Canada. Harper rubber-stamped the pipeline after a sham process that didn’t even consider climate change.

A project this massive needs a careful and thorough review — especially now that Trump is promising to negotiate changes that could make Keystone even worse for Canada.If enough of us speak out, we can convince the Liberal government to suspend Harper’s approval of Keystone XL, and put the project — including any of Trump’s changes — through a new, credible review process.
Sign the petition now

Sources:

[1] Trump signs Keystone order, wants terms renegotiated (Globe and Mail). http://ift.tt/2j32TCD

[2] Oil sands must remain largely unexploited to meet climate target, study finds (Globe and Mail). http://ift.tt/1yEkRMM

[3-4] See 1 above

Canadians! Here is a tangible thing we can do to block Trump’s administration from overturning all Obama’s work. They have a conservative government, but we don’t. They need our cooperation to finish this pipeline. Let’s make sure it never happens.

Americans please reblog for your Canadian followers! There are more of you than us, so it will help us reach people we normally wouldn’t.
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obnoxiously-phan:

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mimi-shake-draws:

catchaglimpseofalleble:

clloudy:

flustered-custard:

silentshivers:

every single person who reblogs this

every

single

person.

ALL OF YOU.

no limit, no one skipped. EVERY PERSON WHO REBLOGS THIS.

DON’T ASK WHY, IT’LL MAKE SENSE LATER

WHAT DOES THIS EVEN MEAN

Just wait…it’ll all make sense.

I REBLOG THIS BECAUSE I AM CURIOUS. I AM WAITING

I REBLOGGED AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER

I reblogged as a joke and i swear that it happened five minutes later omg

WHATS GONNA HAPPEN IM CONFUSED

Same

I’m really confused

Me too.
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salon:

Google could launch an effort to keep trolls and bad information at bay, with a program that would rank websites according to veracity, and sort results according to those rankings. Currently, the search engine ranks pages according to popularity, which means that pages containing unsubstantiated celebrity gossip or conspiracy theories, for example, show up very high.

Climate change deniers are freaking out about this.

Fox News is also freaking out about this.

DO IT GOOGLE

DO IT

FUCKING DO IT

DO IT
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And Washington state residents can do something about that immediately

A harmful anti-transgender bill, HB1011, was just pre-filed in the Washington legislature for the 2017 session.

If passed HB1011 would write discrimination into state law by prohibiting transgender people from using the restroom consistent with who they are. This is exactly the kind of law that has put North Carolina in the (negative) national spotlight.

It’s clear anti-transgender forces are more determined than ever to overturn our state’s nondiscrimination protections in 2017, so we need to fight back.

If you live in Washington state, go to the following link and enter some info to find out who your legislators are, and send them an email (there is a form letter provided):  http://ift.tt/2jjzHXN
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Lmao

fuck off, he was saying Nazi slang in front of a camera and Shia attacked him like a hungry dog. It’s amazing how a lack of intelligence can lead people to believe that antifascism is the bad idea.

Chasing Nazis through the streets
SHIA LABEOUF
Shouting at their face
SHIA LABEOUF
Actual activist Shia LaBeouf

Actual JEWISH MAN Shia LaBeouf

what website is this so I know NEVER TO VISIT THAT TRASH SITE EVER AGAIN
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Imagine Bodhi being Force-sensitive
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The Millenial Falcon is my new favourite meme.
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visovari:

Welcome to the space age, ladies and gentlemen

This is really quite a big deal. A tremendous amount of modern research ends up being sold to journals which require unreasonable payments to access it and only pay the original authors a pittance. It’s nice to see an agency like NASA deliberately widebanding its findings.

Not sure if people fully realize just how big of a deal this is. THIS is how science is advanced. Not through biased corporate research, business secrets, marketing, paywalls and patent wars. But through open, uncensored and unrestricted public access to knowledge.

http://ift.tt/2b2689x]

^ There’s the direct link to all the studies.

NASA IS GOOD, NASA IS GREAT

@osunism

NASA is the hero we don’t deserve.

This deserves every reblog.

DOWNLOAD AS MUCH AS YOU CAN bc there’s good reason to believe this isn’t going to stay available.
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bisexualmorgana:

So I found this cool website for learning ancient languages

go wild

holy fuck

I just did a quick perusal of the Coptic resources on this site, and it has all the resources I’ve personally found worthwhile and then some. These are resources that took me months, if not years, to discover and compile. I am thoroughly impressed. The other languages featured on the site are:

Akkadian

Arabic

Aramaic

Church Slavonic

Egyptian (hieroglyphics and Demotic)

Elamite

Ethiopic (Ge’ez)

Etruscan

Gaulish

Georgian

Gothic

Greek

Hebrew

Hittite

Latin

Mayan (various related languages/dialects)

Old Chinese

Old English

Old French

Old Frisian

Old High German

Old Irish

Old Norse

Old Persian

Old Turkic

Sanskrit

Sumerian

Syriac

Ugaritic

For the love of all the gods, if you ever wanted to learn any of these languages, use this site.

*happy shrieking*

What about Sindaran? Or Khudzul? Or other ‘fictional’ languages?
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link to sacred stone camp:  http://ift.tt/2bOPdsDpaypal for sacred stone: sacredstonecamp@gmail.com

link to #nodapl legal defense fund: http://ift.tt/2f8WBfy
paypal for legal defense fund: freshetcollective@gmail.com

link to all other campaigns:  http://ift.tt/2fsqN6W
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cozysoulcrochet:

PSA: if my privileged self ever says anything racist/sexist/ableist/homophobic/transphobic/etc a) I probably didn’t realize it and I duly apologize and b) PLEASE message me to tell me (kindly, preferably)

I am a product of the privileged society I was raised in and that leads to me not knowing the things

Same here. I have to fight against the things that I was raised to spew and consistently check myself to make sure what I am saying isn’t any of the above. Please be kind. I want to learn and am still learning.
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rey-of-luke:

Because it’s that time of year where I descend into Buffy/Bangel(us) hell I now really want a Gramander or Goldgramander Buffy!verse. 

Like I dunno, Newt’s called as the first ever male Slayer (and everyone’s like WTF this idiot’s going to get himself killed did you see the way he was with that minor demon he’s calling it Pickett and lets it ride on his shoulder). And Theseus, who’s a Watcher, petitions to be Newt’s Watcher but gets turned down because the Council are assholes who don’t want any attachment between Watcher and Slayer because they only see the Slayer as a tool to be used for the greater good (I fucking hate those guys; this is literally canon in Buffy) and to ensure that they decide to assign one Percival Graves as his Watcher because “it’s Graves, there’s no way he’ll get attached - does the man even have feelings?”. And Tina’s a Watcher in training who’s mentor is Graves so where he goes, she goes. Also, pretend there’s a Watcher’s Council branch in America…I can’t remember if there is in the show. 

Newt’s not for the whole “slay first, ask questions later” thing ESPECIALLY where minor demons are concerned - they’re not causing harm, why the fuck would I kill them? What is wrong with you people? And so he still has his suitcase (that was expanded by a witch Theseus knew because he knew his younger brother would bring home minor, less-harmful demons…at least, he hoped) but while there’s still magical creatures, they’re seen more as “lesser demons” (Bowtruckles, Occamies, Nifflers, etc).

Anyway, Graves arrives and his eye is probably going to be permanently twitching because holy shit this goes against everything he was taught as a Watcher why is this my life, what did I ever do to you people to get stuck with an idiot.

 So Graves tries (and fails) to change Newt’s view on things and damn it, why does he not mind the fact Newt’s glowing with happiness at having rescued a nest of baby Occamies from being eaten by another demon and is cooing softly at them. Why is he becoming fond of the other man? He’s not supposed to get attached - especially since he’s sure Newt’s going to be the shortest Slayer ever in the history of all Slayers. 

But damn it, he realizes to his horror he’s falling in love with Newt and finds himself going along with him on patrols instead of just staying put and waiting for updates. Like he was taught. Because the thought of Newt getting killed without him there to possibly stop it is unbearable.

And when the Watcher’s Council finds out all hell breaks loose.

So Graves, Newt, and Tina are on the run from the Watcher’s Council (because like hell Graves is going to let them assign some asshole to be Newt’s new Watcher who will probably take extreme measures to “correct” his way of thinking) and end up hiding with Tina’s sister, Queenie, who’s a witch. 

Somewhere along the way Gramander happens, and possibly Goldgramander as well.

Maybe Credence is a half-demon the trio adopts (which puts them under suspicion of the Council)? Which then leads to the Council finding out about Newt and Graves (and Tina, possibly) relationship. Cue the group hiding with Queenie and her powerful coven, idk. 

This is fun - I’ll have to expand this later. 

@aethelar, @hamelin-born, @stylishbutdefinitelyillegal, @kuroinekokun… I don’t know if you guys know anything about Buffy but I know you guys like Gramander (which this practically is despite me trying to turn it into Goldgramander). Though I recommend you ignore this - it’s complete shit and just a bunch of rambling. 

Omg I love Buffy and a demon caretaker for a slayer? Yes! Please more!

Define “more”. I’m bursting with ideas - you’ll have to be more specific. :)

Do you mean more of Newt as a demon caretaker? More in general? More Gramander/Goldgramander?

Newt as a demon caretaker and more gramander!

Theseus is a Watcher, right? Which means Newt knows all about demons and whatnot, especially since the family is hoping Newt will follow in his brother’s footsteps. 

Only when Newt has his first run-in with a minor demon he finds it’s nowhere as dangerous as Theseus made them out to be. It’s tiny, green, and stick-like, and in all honestly…kind of cute. He notices the demon is being picked on by other similar demons and Newt, never being one to stand by while someone got bullied, steps in to stop it. The little demon immediately attaches to Newt and when the man tries to gently set him back on the tree he clings tightly to him. So Newt adopts his fist minor demon: Pickett. 

Pickett is VERY protective of Newt. It may not appear like a Bowtruckle (as Theseus informs Newt Pickett is when he spots the demon clinging to his younger brother for dear life - he doesn’t try to force New to let Pickett go because he knows Newt wouldn’t and it’s not like Pickett’s a Great Demon or anything) can do much but they, in fact, have a slight bit of magic and can be very vicious when they want to be (biting at people’s fingers, etc.) Pickett also rides in Newt’s coat pocket, or on his shoulders usually.

Before being Called, Newt comes across another minor demon: the Niffler. Niffler’s LOVE shiny things and Newt ends up stopping the Niffler from being killed after it steals from the wrong person. Thus the Niffler finds itself becoming fond of the man, even if he DOES force it to give back the things it steals (but Newt always gives it a coin or something in place of it). 

Theseus realizes this is going to become a common occurrence with Newt, and he ends up asking his friend Percival if he knows any witches that would be willing to expand something to hold minor demons. Percival is slightly questioning his friend’s younger brother’s sanity at this point but points Theseus in one Queenie Goldstein’s direction. 

(When Newt, Graves, and Tina are hiding with Queenie, she smiles when she spots the suitcase and fondly tells Newt that she remembers expanding it)

So now Newt has a Bowtruckle and a Niffler that are VERY attached to him. (The Occamies come later, after he saves them from a demon that wants to eat them while on patrol one night).

As Pickett is always found on Newt, he notices everything. Such as when this human starts to take an interest in HIS human (privately he’s dubbed Graves as ‘The Demon-Hating Asshole’). And even if Graves has accepted Newt’s fondness and habit of rescuing demons, the Bowtruckle’s not going to forget their first meeting when Graves picked him off of Newt. That was the first time Pickett had ever bit someone. 

In other words, Pickett Does Not Like Graves. And he makes sure to let the other human know by always ruining any moments the two try to have. The Niffler joins in by stealing any shiny things Graves may own - and hides them deep in it’s nest so Newt won’t find them and force it to give them back.

Newt eventually has a long talk with Pickett that he likes - no, loves - Graves and the man isn’t actually that bad, he just needed to loosen up and realize the Council isn’t always right. Pickett and the Niffler are more tolerant of Graves. 

They only really warm up after he saves Newt’s life. Then they actually start to think he might be worthy of their human. 

@kuroinekokun

This is real A+ stuff right here

@aethelar

@stylishbutdefinitelyillegal
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omg this is a cool question, let me try to recall some of my favs:

per adua ad astra, and all it’s variations (per aspera ad astra, sic itur ad astra, and so on). they’re all various ways of saying “through hardship, you will go the stars”. Idk, ever since I first learned the phrase, it’s always stuck with me as one of the most beautiful expressions.

Veni, vidi, vici- I came, I saw, I conquered. It sounds imposing and powerful and like something i’d have tattoed on myself if i was a battle-scarred warrioress.

semper ad meliora- always towards better things. I like it simply because a) it sounds nice to say (which is a common factor for all my favorite phrases, tbh) and b) it’s inspirational, as cheesy as that seems.

Auribus Teneo Lupum- “I hold the wolf by the ears,” this one is actually an ancient proverb.

bellum se ipsum alet- “war feeds itself”

capax infiniti- “holding infinity”

luctor et emergo- “I struggle and emerge”

dum vivimus, vivamus- “while we live, let us live”

“ita vero” is a phrase I always wish I could have courage to throw out in casual conversation, since it just means “thus indeed” and it’d be hella eloquent to use it while trying to sound smart.

lux aeterna- “eternal light”

nec aspera terrent- “they do not fear the difficulties”

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