Feb. 2nd, 2017

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We did it again people, reblog to get some divine intervention and never miss a saving throw again

this is the palutena of crits, reblog in the next 30 seconds to roll nat20s without fail forever
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this image fucked me up. it used to be strategy of US military to burn our lodges during the wintertime so our ancestors couldn’t survive. in 1864 they attacked peaceful camps of my ancestors in Colorado, and in one attack alone burned over 70 lodges, which is estimated to be about 10% of the Cheyenne Nation’s housing at the time. i’m the seventh generation born since that attack and now we are seeing lodges burned all over again. 
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amnestyusa:

You have the #Right2Protest but you need to stay safe.
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markruffalo:

Share & call the following Senators and demand they vote NO on Donald Trump’s Swamp Cabinet education pick, Betsy DeVos. #StopDeVos #ShutItDown
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akapearlofagirl:

And we have to learn about it from a British Newspaper.  Had enough yet?

Thank you #theguardian  We love you.

Though recreation on public lands creates $646bn in economic stimulus and 6.1m jobs, Republicans are setting in motion a giveaway of Americans’ birthright 

In the midst of highly publicized steps to dismantle insurance coverage for 32 million people and defund women’s healthcare facilities, Republican lawmakers have quietly laid the foundation to give away Americans’ birthright: 640m acres of national land.

In a single line of changes to the rules for the House of Representatives, Republicans have overwritten the value of federal lands, easing the path to disposing of federal property even if doing so loses money for the government and provides no demonstrable compensation to American citizens…
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No matter what show you’re watching
No matter what fandom you’re in
No matter what characters you ship
No matter who your OTP is
No matter what fanfics you do/read
Let’s just all get along and enjoy the shows
Cause they’re all awesome!!
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***This is an emergency bulletin for everyone in Austin.***

I need as many people who can do this to spread the word to any and all Austin contacts, DO NOT WAIT, tomorrow might be too late. This is from a trusted friend and a member of one of the internal offices of the Texas capital building who holds a significant position in the Texas government ranks. He’s also an LGBT ally.

**************

FYI austin. From a trusted friend. “I heard at a chamber meeting this afternoon that ICE is going to do a door to door round up in Austin Thursday-Sunday. Apparently the White House heard about our Sheriff and is looking to make us an example with a big media blitz. Don’t know all your network connections and wanted to spread the word so organizations can encourage immigrant families to get out of town if possible”

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The above is copy/pasted from a Dallas activist group’s Facebook page. The source has to remain anonymous for their safety but they’ve been verified. 

The following is a local Austin news story with similar corroborating information: http://ift.tt/2jXR7pm

Reblogging per request – normally this would go in RFM, but it’s an immediate potential event, and the “What to do if ICE shows up on your door” infographic is helpful regardless.

@hellonheelys
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Theseus Scamander 

Older boy of the Scamander family. When the Galactic civil
war starts, he enlists immediately because he is driven by the strong sense of
justice and a desire to protect his baby brother. The idea is ridiculous  of course - Newt has been taken by the Jedi
at the age of 3 to be trained in the way of the Force, and no contact with the
family is ever allowed. But Theseus doesn’t care. Not really. He still
remembers fear in his brothers’ sunkissed green eyes, and his arms reaching
back to Theseus, and his own terrible longing, a hole in his chest that never
healed. So he enlists, and does his best, because may be if he kills as many
enemies as he can it will make the galaxy a little safer for his baby brother
hundreds of lightyears away.  

His regimen is ambushed on a barren nameless world and
everyone is killed. Everyone but Theseus. He scrambles back to the base, one
hand on a blaster, the other – pushing his guts back inside. The base is
celebrating the victory, but it tastes like a defeat.

He comes home but there is no home left- his parents died in
an accident, a space battle that has gone horribly wrong. He buries them and
leaves, never looking back. He sets his way to Coruscant, to the jedi temple –
rules or no rules, Newt is the only family he has left, and he is going to find
his baby brother even if the Chancellor himself tries to stop him.

He is too late.

The war is over, the jedi are dead and gone, and the temple
is nothing but a pile of smoldering ruins.

Now, Theseus has only one thing left to live for- revenge.
He sets up a base on the Smugglers run – an asteroid belt deep in the Outer
Territories, and gets a team of misfits just like him, to smuggle, raid and
steal whatever they want from the newly created Empire and the “resistance”
alike. Theseus needs that for his final operation.

His target is Percival Graves, a jedi master who betrayed
his order and turned on his own people, joined the empire and is now enjoying
the luxurious life while other jedi rot in the ground.

Theseus may not be a jedi himself and may not know the way
of the Force, but he knows how to kill people, and he is very, very good at it.

He also has no idea that his brother is still alive.

Newt Scamander

He fights alongside clones and fellow jedi during the war
and almost sees it through, but leaves the Order a year before the massacre
begins. When the price is put on jedi’s head, he disappears, dissolves into the
shadows of remote unsavory worlds, tones down, pretending to be awkward and
unassuming biologist, and finally sets up a base on Kashyyyk (wookies, unlike
people, know how to show gratitude, and even if Newt finds the concept of a “life
debt” disturbing, he is in no position to refuse help).

He spends most of his time helping those in need- humanoids
and non-humanoids alike. When the rebel alliance is formed, Newt finally
realizes he can’t stay out of the fight any longer, not when so many races
across the galaxy are enslaved by the Empire. He contacts the alliance and
takes up a new name- Fulkrum. He spies, gathers intel, sabotages, releases
slaves and prisoners- anything that helps the people and upsets the Empire. His
ability to get the most heavily guarded data and ability to avoid capture even
through a planetary lockdown quickly make him a legend.

A rumor spreads across the Outer Rim that he is so good he
can go in and out of the Hutts palace without guards noticing. The truth is- he
doesn’t have to. After Newt saved Jabba the Hutt’s little son from a deadly
fever, he has a right of passage on all huttese territories.

He is on one of those territories when he hears a desperate
cry for help – another agent, another Fulkrum said they found something of
outmost importance, something that could tip the scale of war, but they lost
their ship and the planet is surrounded by the imperial forces.

Newt doesn’t waste time and goes to help.  

@aethelar
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10 favourite women in history, requested by anonymous
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Mostly, I think they leave him alone. It’s at his own request, really - he understands what his parents did, and he even approves of it - his Dad saved an innocent person’s life from a monster, of course he’s proud of it. But at the same time - his father involving himself in the affairs of the Graves family brought them to Jerry’s attention. And that hurts. He doesn’t blame them, not quite, but there’s always the edge of knowledge - my family died because of yours.

Peter, in the movie, denies knowledge of vampires, despite the fact that he’s built up quite a collection and is perfectly aware of Jerry’s existence - I think he wanted to separate himself from the wizarding world, from magic, from everything that contributed to his family’s death. He isn’t like the Graves, who are trained practically from birth for this. He just - he just wants to be left alone. He doesn’t mind the Graves keeping track and dropping in for a visit once in a while, he certainly doesn’t mind the resources they provide him - texts on vampires, leads on buyers, tips that Uncle Jerry was last seen in such-and-such an area, best to not go vacationing there for a while - but it’s a distant relationship. Sort of like a cousin once removed.

Then, of course, Uncle Jerry bites it, and the Graves family is nun-uh, we’re adopting you. (He’s actually, much to his surprise, rather pleased by that. He missed it more then he realized). They don’t seem to mind his bad habits, they don’t seem to mind his cursing, it’s - a surprise, really, how much he’s not against interacting with the Wizarding World once again.
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aethelar:

Proposed solution to the Percival Graves debate of is Graves alive or has he been killed off screen because everyone involved in producing this shit is a disaster despite the fact that like the entire cast and audience have a collective crush on Colin Farrell and love him to pieces:

I present to you, the Greebo Solution. I’ll hand over to the master wordsmith himself, so as Terry Pratchett puts it:

Greebo’s overall attitude is best described in an allusion to Schrödinger’s cat: Greebo had spent an irritating two minutes in that box. Technically, a cat locked in a box may be alive or it may be dead. You never know until you look. In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious. Shawn dived sideways as Greebo went off like a Claymore mine. “Don’t worry about him,” said Magrat dreamily, as the elf flailed at the maddened cat. “He’s just a big softy.”

And now, fellow Graves followers, kindly picture Graves being neither alive nor dead but instead Bloody Furious, going off like a claymore mine while Newt tells people not to worry about him because he’s just a big softy.

picture it

I take your idea and raise you this 

So basically what you’re saying is that Grindelwald dropped Graves into a vat of radioactive chemicals and thought that would kill him but instead it turned him into a superhero

Because

I can get behind that

It all boils down to this : Throw me to the wolves, and I’ll come back leading the pack.

For example :Grindelwald throws Graves to the wolves (literally) and Graves is tortured, beaten up and turned - but the very first thing he does upon turning into a werewolf is challenging and killing alfa. And comes back leading the pack.

Or - Grindelwald gives Graves to a vampire friend of his- to be a playtoy- and Graves is tortured and molested, but the first thing he does after turning is killing his master (for the first time in millenia of vampire history)

Or- Grindelwald sends Graves into freaking galaxy far far away and Graves comes back with a freaking lightsaber instead of a wand and chops Grindelwald into pieces

Or- Grindelwald simply leaves Graves to starve to death only for Graves to get out the moment he is thin and bony enough for shackles to simply slid off his hands.

Or- Grindelwald curses Graves with some rotting-from-the-inside curse but Graves remembers legends from the Eastern Front and fights it, and turns into a zombie - well, nothing really zombie-like about him other than being super strong, super fast, impervious to avada kedavra and all sorts of weapons and a newfound taste for brain matter. 

Or- Grindelwald sends Graves to the future to “experience the perfect world where Grindelwald won and wizards rule the universe” only for Graves to find the world being as it was 100 years ago, Grindelwald dead and him actually listed as Percival Scamander in a Wizarding World People magazine. So he drags himself back through time to stop Grindelwald AND to find out who the hell this Scamander is and how the hell did he manage to talk Graves into taking his last name. 

No matter what Grindelwald throws at Graves, no matter what torture or wicked spell or curse he employs, Graves doesn’t die- not because he is so strong, not because he is so set to win, but simply because he is too fucking stubborn to let some bleached piece of sh@t to kill him. 

I don’t care what JKR and Co think about real Percival Graves - my Graves is very much alive and I will fight anyone who says otherwise. 

@aethelar

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