Jan. 26th, 2017

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What about an AU where Bodhi is Force sensitive and he left the Empire because the dark side made him uneasy and although he couldn’t understand what is happening to him he felt the pull to the light and the urge to defect and get away from it all?

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This is getting kind of ridiculous.

There are two five leaves in there somewhere 

I lost count

This is the lucky clover bouquet. Reblog for seven days of good luck!

Y’all laugh but I actually end up doing pretty well once I go to work
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Go plant an organic flower native to wherever you are

Leave your “weeds” alone they probably aren’t hurting anything

Stop using/buying Roundup and all other insecticides, herbicides, pesticides. 

If you have a bee problem (which almost never happens) call a local beekeeper! They will remove them safely free of charge

Bumblebees usually nest underground and just wanna be left alone! They won’t hurt you. To prevent destroying their habit during hibernation, avoid mowing yards until April or May. If you do mow, raise the blades to the highest setting

Please save my fat clumsy fuzzy friends I love them and they’re very good pollinators.

oh no!! help my good friends
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Rogue Scientists Race to Save Climate Data from Trump

  AT 10 AM the Saturday before inauguration day, on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania, roughly 60 hackers, scientists, archivists, and librarians were hunched over laptops, drawing flow charts on whiteboards, and shouting opinions on computer scripts across the room. They had hundreds of government web pages and data sets to get through before the end of the day—all strategically chosen from the pages of the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—any of which, they felt, might be deleted, altered, or removed from the public domain by the incoming Trump administration.

  By the end of the day, the group had collectively loaded 3,692 NOAA web pages onto the Internet Archive, and found ways to download 17 particularly hard-to-crack data sets from the EPA, NOAA, and the Department of Energy. Organizers have already laid plans for several more data rescue events in the coming weeks, and a professor from NYU was talking hopefully about hosting one at his university in February. But suddenly, their timeline became more urgent.
  On the day that the Inside EPA report came out, an email from O’Brien popped up on my phone with “Red Fucking Alert” in the subject line.“We’re archiving everything we can.”
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Democrats introduce a bill to prevent Donald Trump from launching a nuclear war

Senator Ed Markey and Rep. Ted Lieu introduced legislation intended to prevent Trump from using nuclear weapons in a first-strike scenario without the explicit approval of Congress on Tuesday.

The legislation is titled the “Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017.“ 

The two legislators issued a press statement on the bill co-signed by William Perry, who served as secretary of defense in former President Bill Clinton’s administration. Read more

It’s terrifying that we need this, and horrifying that this isn’t already in place.
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First they came for the scientists…

And the National Parks Services said, “lol, no” and went rogue and we were all like, “I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool.”
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Donald Trump is now president — here are 8 guides to help you resist his agenda


Written by a group of progressive former congressional staffers, this guide takes the majority of its wisdom from an unlikely source: the Tea Party. “We saw these activists take on a popular president with a mandate for change and a supermajority in Congress,” the former staffers wrote about the Tea Party’s challenge to President Obama starting in 2009, shortly after he took office. “Their ideas were wrong, cruel and tinged with racism — and they won.”

So, taking a page from the Tea Party’s playbook, Indivisible offers practical dos and don'ts for people who want to challenge their elected officials. It urges activists to start and focus their efforts locally, because constituents are the people to whom every elected official is responsible.

Resistance Manual

This is a guide that was put together by Stay Woke — a branch of We, the Protesters, a group led by popular online activists DeRay McKesson and Netta Elzie. It’s a working document that lays out essential readings, issue areas and resources.

“The manual will grow over time as more and more people contribute updates, facts and resources to it,” McKesson wrote in an email announcing the manual’s release. “As such, we encourage you to contribute important information for others to read.”

Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests

The right to peaceful assembly is a universal promise, but certainly not a guarantee. It’s a safe bet to expect civil disobedience to increase during Trump’s presidency. Big and small protests have already been happening in cities across the country, and those demonstrations are likely to get bigger and louder as Trump’s agenda unfolds in earnest. But the specifics of those protests are often hard to gauge. This guide, provided by the American Civil Liberties Union, helps with the nuts and bolts, such as how to secure permits, what restrictions need to be followed on private property and whether protesters have the right to take photos or videos during demonstrations.

Know Your Rights: What to Do if You’re Stopped by Police

Trump has promised to bring back law and order to America’s cities. But for many marginalized communities, that type of speech is just code for allowing law enforcement to wantonly stop, search and possibly arrest black and brown people — concerns for which there’s been plenty of precedent.

This is another guide from the ACLU. This one spells out what you have the right to ask and show police. Note that it’s never a certainty that those rights will be respected by a law enforcement officer during a confrontation, but this guide outlines your rights so you can at least know which of those rights are being violated and what violations to report later on.

Know Your Rights: Transgender People at Work

Trump has repeatedly vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which could have dire consequences for millions of Americans. But transgender communities already felt the brunt of those consequences in December, when a federal judge in Texas halted protections for transgender Americans in Obamacare shortly before they were set to go into effect.

While that’s one tangible effect of a Trump presidency fundamentally altering what’s possible for transgender communities, another will be limiting — or even drawing back — federal protections in housing and employment. Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s pick for attorney general, has a history of anti-LGBTQ sentiment, including his refusal to sign a voluntary nondiscrimination pledge. He also voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would offer federal protection against gender identity discrimination in the workplace. This guide, again from the ACLU, offers general overviews of what employers can and can’t do as it relates to employees’ gender identity.

Digital Security Tips for Protesters

Smartphones have become an indispensable tool for protesters, whether it’s used to document police violence or simply challenge the mainstream media’s narrative of what’s happening on the ground. But technology also leaves protesters vulnerable to government surveillance. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a nonprofit that focuses on civil liberties and technology, and its guide on digital security for protesters is a must-read. From how to send secure messages to friends to instructions for backing up your data and installing apps with strong encryption software, this guide has what protesters will need to make their voices heard.

How to apply for deferred action in the Trump era

It’s unclear what, exactly, will become of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the immigration program he enacted by executive order that helped hundreds of thousands of immigrant young people gain temporary relief from deportation.

Neither Sessions nor Trump’s nominee for secretary of Homeland Security, Gen. John Kelly, would say one way or another in their confirmation hearings that participants in the program would not be targeted by immigration officials. And Trump himself vowed to end the program while he was running for office. But, as of now, the program still exists, and is one of the only forms of protection for immigrant youths. The National Immigration Law Center updated their tips on how to apply shortly after Trump was elected.

“Over 700,000 people so far have opted to apply for and received DACA, and many of them have found better paying jobs, gotten driver’s licenses, and enjoyed other positive benefits,” the group says on its website. “Again, whether to apply for DACA is a personal choice, but here are some of NILC’s post-election recommendations.”

Tips for reporting incidents of Islamophobia

It’s no surprise, given the “build-the-wall-ban-the-Muslims” rhetoric that permeated Trump’s campaign, that hate crimes ticked upward after his election. The Council on American-Islamic Relations has a bunch of resources for people who want to report bias incidents, and also makes it easy to report those incidents so that CAIR can keep count of them.

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USA followers, here is your daily reminder in this time of high political energy that it’s okay to take care of yourself. In fact, you must. Change is made by doing things, not by reading Tumblr posts and reacting to them emotionally. In fact, too much emotion can make us less able to act. So it’s okay to scroll past or blacklist important issues on your dash if you need to save your energy. Below are some tools people have designed to keep you informed and equip you for action without overwhelming you:

Daily Action Items for the Easily Overwhelmed

MyCivicWorkout: Emails you everyday with one thing to do

MegaVote: Emails you what your reps are about to vote on

The 65: We’re His Problem Now: Website with daily action items

Keep America Great With a Thing a Day: Website with daily action items

@call-your-representatives: Tumblr blog for same

Other Solid Resources

Call My Congress.com: A quick lookup to find out who your reps are

Indivisible: A Practical Guide For Resisting the Trump Agenda: Good info about the most effective kinds of civic action

Oh Crap! What Now?: A survival guide for living in Trump’s America

How to call your reps when you have social anxiety: It’s hard, so here’s a helpful, compassionate guide

How to throw a weekly anger party: Make calling your reps a group activity!

Being disabled in activist communities: Someone saying a thing many folks need to hear

News/Info Sources That Don’t Suck

Ballotpedia: The Wikipedia of American politics

Politico: U.S. politics news (read sparingly if you get overwhelmed)

Pro Publica: A nonprofit news outlet that does real investigative reporting

PolitiFact: Kind of a Snopes.com for politics

Remember: put on your own oxygen mask before helping others, y’all.
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Grindelwald isn’t quite done with making Percival Graves suffer. And if the two people Graves cares most about just happen to be the same people who foiled his plans to use the Obscurus boy, well, that’s just an extra bonus. 

…so I’m not sure what this is, a preview or a photo or something, but it looks interesting?
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Because we need to share the good news along with the bad. Don’t let anyone tell you that active resistance doesn’t work.
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that I don’t have time to write. If someone else wants to write it, you have my blessing.

aka, that time Luke traveled back in time to tell Obi-Wan that he had to bang Anakin in order to save the future

it is a nice quiet day in the middle of the Clone Wars. The Team™ has the day off and they are all getting lunch together. Obi-Wan and Padme are chatting mildly about the war and the crazy nice weather Coruscant has been having while Anakin and Ahsoka are in line to get second lunch.

(They eat like hobbits, and it’s not military food hallelujah so they are going to eat their fill, thank you very much)

Then, out of nowhere, Luke Skywalker descends from the heavens in a fabulous outfit, and has a seat at Obi-Wan and Padme’s table.

(No one else around seems to notice this)

He introduces himself as LUKE SKYWALKER, Anakin and Padme’s son, having traveled from the future to bring them a message of warning. The future sucks, he tells them. There’s an evil emperor, and Dad fell to the dark side, and Mom died and Obi-Wan was sad a lot, and Luke was an ORPHAN and basically it was the Darkest Timeline.

but it’s okay now! Because Luke talked to Anakin and Obi-Wan’s ghosts, and they told him how to fix everything and they sent Luke back in time to deliver this message.

“Obi-Wan,” Luke says with 110% seriousness. “You need to have sex with my father.”

what, says Obi-Wan

what, says Padme

Luke takes both of their hands and squeezes them gently. “I know, it sounds weird, but that’s what your ghosts told me. They said there were a lot of unrequited feelings that, if they’d known were requited, would have changed the future”

Obi-Wan looks #offended at the concept that he might ever have a feeling ever

Padme looks…well. She doesn’t look unhappy, I guess

“Basically, Dad had a vision that Mom was going to die and had no one to talk to about it and really freaked out, hence his fall to the darkside.”

Obi-Wan wants to say “I’m fairly certain I can get Anakin to talk to me without sleeping with him” but he doesn’t get the chance to because Luke is Chatty

“Anyway, the point is I’d rather have three parents than zero parents, so fix this pls k bye” and then Luke is gone, and Anakin and Ahsoka are back with their deep fried whatever, and take his seat.

“Are you guys alright? You look like you’ve seen a ghost.” 

To which Obi-Wan responds that he has to go iron his dog, and Padme says that there is a Senate meeting she forgot about so bye, and then suddenly it’s an empty table with only Anakin and Ahsoka there.

They shrug. More deep fried bugs for them, then.
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The Lore-ist 

has detailed if not meticulous notes on the universe they’ve created, down to the food eaten and language quirks, they use mythos and setting to bring it all together

most of the character’s backstories are already loving laid out, though may not be all connected yet. 

Has yet to write a full chapter. (But they’re getting there!)

The Bae

Story is centered around a complex and engaging OC that they’ve spent years developing

said OC has been through A Lot, the love is real, so is the pain

OC may sort of be a loser? ie the story is a character-driven piece where the plot is moved ahead by said character’s bad decisions and questionable habits

The Researcher

akin to the lore-ist but spends more of their time on wikipedia articles jotting down notes and things like how much a watermelon weighs 

Everything from knowing Too Much about child-care to how a body decomposes or flapper chest-binding is on the table, their breadth is large and Should Be Feared

takes a long time to start but make the most of their words, from spot-on sci-fi to history to murder, readers will learn something on the way

The Lemon Flavored Factory

alright take it back now y’all, this writer has written enough smut to make a tom cat blush, they can write other things too, and often well, but there will inevitably be bed-rattling at some point (or car or shower)

either unusually creative or just sticks to classics like Aliens Made Them Do It, neither is necessarily bad but there is oddly little in between

their author’s notes tend to be hilarious or at least very self-aware

The Word Vomit Canoe

action oriented writer who spews out the words before they know what is happening, no plans, no outlines, 10k of the first thing that comes to mind, sometimes things like ‘maybe dragons?’ & they go with it

their strengths are productivity, weaknesses are not knowing what the hell is going on

style is marked by fast-paced tone and downright impressive word count

The Muse

their inspiration doesn’t come as often, but they are always listening for her & redy 2 go

update schedule is…sporadic at best, but makes up for it with long chapters and clean editing

Will write 30 pages in a day and then take a few months off, enjoys one-shots but can do longer works

doesn’t have the best sense of time and when they are in The Zone may forget to eat or shower

The muse

@aethelar I am the last 4 all at once hahaha

The Hot Mess

Best story ideas arrive when writer is in the shower

Most inappropriate story ideas arrive when writer is in a job interview

stories hijack all potential brain processors until writer genuinely cannot function until words are expunged from brain to paper

literal window of approximately 3.2 minutes to get each part of the story down or it evaporates gone forever like the faeries fucking stole the damn thing and the laptop crashed when it hadn’t saved? hahahaha what story even were you writing you have no idea do you

“give me crack” “ok here is gut wrenching angst.”

“Ouch on the angst, can i have some more” “but what about the potential for ridiculous shenanigans in the scenario you gave me”

spelling mistakes
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Mordred – the incestuous bastard of Arthur and Morgan, the Doom of Camalot, a Bastard Bastard if ever there was one – as a foil for Demona.

“Just to establish: Arthur tried to kill me first when I was an infant on the say-so of the wizard who helped Uther Pendragon rape Igraine.  Second, I was raised specifically by my mother to be a weapon against Arthur.  I had all the reasons in the world to hate him with every fiber of my being, and oh how I did.

“And you know what?  I GOT my revenge, for my mother and for every child Arthur killed in his hunt for me, for the sins of his father passed on, for all if it.  All that Arthur Pendragon built, he lost, and off to Avalon he went.  I should have died.  I didn’t.  The last gift Mother ever gave me.  I’ll never see out of this eye again, but I’ve learned to adjust.

“Now… perhaps I could have clung to that anger… I could have let it eat me up from the inside out… but why?  I did what I wanted to do, and there’s this great big world out there.  Even after a thousand years the world STILL manages to surprise me.  Hell, I may never like Arthur, but I’m not even mad at him anymore.  Time really can heal all wounds.”

Mordred spends most of his time just bumming around the world enjoying himself.  He even finds a certain amount of amusement in the thought that, in destroying the Actual Camelot, he helped to turn it into a Shining Ideal that is so much more than it ever actually was.

Considering there was supposed to be a spin-off of Gargoyles about King Arthur bumming around the World, righting wrongs, with Grif (the Griffon gargoyle from England), I could totally see this happening. I could even see Mordred basically taking one look at Demona and MacBeth duking it out over the ages and deciding THAT was a good enough reason to just… get over it.

He would basically be THAT show’s David Xanatos: a foil for characters, but not the “I need to murder my enemies” kind. He’d spend the entire show just fucking with Demona, MacBeth, and Arthur on the sheer principle of it but also keeping it pretty civil.

Hell, make him the head/patron of a huge charitable foundation: Mordred spends all of his money on making the world a better place in a real legitimate way, JUST to fuck with Arthur. “Oh, so you ended a centuries long blood feud between two families? Not bad. Bill Gates and I just helped eliminate hookworm in Africa, improving the lives of over half a billion people. But… good job with that curse thing.”

Mordred probably names the thing after his mother so Arthur has to constantly hear things like the Morgana Foundation’s inner city school lunch program is helping to bring up test scores or how the Morgana Foundation’s relief workers are helping keep Mumbai functioning after that devastating series of earthquakes rocked the region. They were caused by an angry Rakshasa that Arthur defeated, putting an end to the disaster, but only Mordred and Arthur know so…

Sometimes the best revenge you can ever have is simply doing the right thing.

Now, I don’t think he’d go around naming things after his mother – there were a LOT of issues between them thanks to that whole ‘raised to destroy Arthur’ thing.  And for some reason I kinda see people putting all his charitable work down to him trying to annoy Arthur as almost a Berserk Button.

“I’ve been doing this for centuries while I thought Arthur was DEAD.  Can we PLEASE stop ascribing all my motivation to a man I knew for all of twenty years?”

He probably WOULD pick names that are basically in-jokes, though.  Like a foster home named for the boat Arthur sent the babies out on, or organizations named for battles Mordred won.

Also, I can just picture Mordred being very, VERY understanding about why Arthur is absolutely certain that he’s the architect of every Bad Thing Arthur runs in to.

“I’m not going to pretend that it didn’t take me a long time to come to terms with my past.  I am who I am now because I’ve had centuries to change, for the memories to fade.  But for Arthur, it’s been… what?  A year?  Maybe two?  The wounds are still fresh.  Shame finding a therapist who wouldn’t chuck him in the loony bin for the whole ‘King Arthur’ thing is like pulling hen’s teeth.”

Also-also, I can so see Mordred looking at Demona and seeing a LOT of his mother in her.  He is quick to point out that this is NOT a point in Demona’s favor.

Let’s turn the tables a bit: Mordred doesn’t like Arthur for legitimate reasons… but is also secretly doing what he can to keep him out of the loony bin in the small, futile hope that this thing CAN be put to bed someday. Like… he’s being the adult in this situation because despite any issues between them, he’d be happier to have it be over than not. This basically involves lots of anonymous donations and calling in favors.

Worst comes to worst, Mordred is immortal and Arthur isn’t: if the bad blood doesn’t end, he just has to wait for Arthur to end. Until then… why not give Arthur the chance that Demona and MacBeth threw away ages ago? After all, time is on his side.

“He got pinched? How… he had the sword again. Of course he did. Thank you, Miss Nesbit.” Mordred clicks off his office intercom. He swivels in his chair as he takes a drink of scotch, debating internally whether he should just let him rot this time. After a few minutes, he sighs and calls his secretary to make the arrangements to keep him from getting institutionalized again. As much as he didn’t like the man, Arthur wasn’t crazy and didn’t deserve to get sent away… and Mordred wasn’t about to sink to the level of David Xanatos just to get some peace for a few months.

Yessssss, I like this.

Because he really, truly wants it to be over.  He THOUGHT it was for years, and seeing Arthur again, seeing him so RAW, is painful and it makes Mordred sad.  He understands WHY Arthur did what he did, and he’s… not forgiven, exactly, but he DID already get his revenge.

Also, a further amusing thought: Mordred has children.  Grandchildren.  Great-grandchildren.  His relationship with them is a big of a mix bag; he’s never fucked up with them as hard as Morgan and Arthur, he made his own mistakes (”Such is the nature of parenthood, I’ve discovered.”).  And he has a rotating pool of them “keeping an eye on ol’ Grandad, as it were.”

“Use your best discretion, but I’d suggest avoiding interacting with him too much.  He’s got a gift for finding trouble, and I’d hate to have to explain to your mother why my grandson is suddenly short a limb.  The expense account is all set up, and if you need anything the account cannot provide, you have Miss Nesbit’s number.”

Fun fact: Miss Nesbit is a 65 year old grandmother, working as the right hand of an immortal witch king. Mordred hired her (or rather, his “grandfather”) in 1972 and she’s been his secretary ever since. She’s probably been as big a part of his living descendant’s lives as he has and has photos of them alongside her own family. Keeps a loaded gun in her desk drawer. Has used it more than once over the years.

Arthur has seen Mordred doing modern dad/granddad stuff. He’s horribly confused and angry about the fact that Mordred gets “normal” life moments and he doesn’t… and the obvious hasn’t sunk in yet.

Nothing phases Miss Nesbit.  After you’ve had to chase down your boss’s lycanthropic granddaughter across SoHo at three am, nothing CAN.

Mordred was reluctant to introduce Arthur to the family, but Arthur forced his hand… by nearly getting into the pants of one of his great-granddaughters.

And now we’re back into Arthurian Legend territory because half of the trouble he and the Knights of the Round got into involved trying to get into the wrong girl’s pants. THE SERIES WORKS!

Mordred spends a lot of time working very, very hard to keep the cycle from repeating.  He KNOWS the patterns by heart… and he’d really like to avoid a flipper-baby, kplzthanx.

“Look, my side of the family tree is twisted enough.  Do we REALLY wanna go Full Hapsburg here?”

The great-granddaughter in question spends the next hour screaming at Mordred from the shower about how he left out certain Need To Know information when he put her on baby-sitting duty.

“All you said was that he needed watching over!  You NEVER said he was your father!  Unclean, I’m still unclean, why doesn’t this water go hotter?!”

From Arthur’s perspective, this is perfectly fine: after all, cousins got married in his time all the time and she’s several more times removed. It’s little issues like this that keep getting Arthur into trouble with the law.

It doesn’t help when Grif tried to explain to him the current status of the Royal Family of England and how basically every person of royal blood in Europe is related and at least second cousins… and how this wasn’t entirely okay anymore.

And because someone requested more Miss Nesbit: She and Preston Vogel had a fling in the 80′s and the only reason Puck didn’t use her as his model for a perfect servant is because he didn’t realize she was the more dangerous one.

Arthur has so much to learn.

I like to think that Puck dodged a bullet when deciding to base himself on Vogel… literally.  Miss Nesbit would have likely worked out EXACTLY what Puck’s true nature was and would have been having none of that.  It would have been bullets made from blessed iron horseshoes within a week.

@norcumi this seems like entirely your jam XD
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hey all, my partner and I could really use some help for food. we’re both disabled trans women, and I’m physically disabled, bedbound and unable to work. 

we had to use all of her paycheck to cover rent, so literally anything helps

my paypal is paypal.me/lioness90 and my square cash is http://ift.tt/2kxWTy7 

thank you 💜💜💜

Please help these amazing and sweet women, they deserve all of the help in the world
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Raise your hand if you’ve adopted a unappreciated character that the writers clearly didn’t love and decided to love them with all your heart because they deserve more than what they fucking got in canon.

I’m getting a feeling….there’s someone…it rhymes with Paves…..who could it be…:..


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