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You cannot care about posterity. You have no idea about it. Posterity is literally a dead man’s game.

Kieron Gillen.

(Someone do a t-shirt with this on the back and “Nostalgia is an emotion for people with no future” on the front)

[Don’t know why tumblr has stopped crediting stuff when you reblog, but the above is Miles, not me.]

I really love Kieron’s comic writing, but his writing about writing is sometimes even more valuable to me. (And I’ll take one of of those t-shirts in black, please.)


I like this quote because it addresses something that makes sense to me: certain things might become more “dated” more easily, but everything is ultimately going to be dated to the time it was created in solely by existing.

(via wolvensnothere)


Meanwhile, my logical thought process is saying, “You know, the idea of ‘Posterity’ is absurd and nostalgia is often really gross.”

The past is a country of narcissism, unfettered by compassion. The future is one we are responsible for creating, and where we will be judged without our input. Neither is a reason for choosing stasis in the now.

(Source: sleepssundays)


Remembering LGBT Hispanic Victims of Murder/Police Brutality

Lawrence “Larry” Fobes King, 15 (California) - Transgender Student Murdered By Their 14-Year-Old Classmate After Giving The Classmate A Valentine, The Murderer Used The So-Called “Gay Panic” Defense To Justify His Killing, The Killer Was Sentenced To 21 Years in Prison

Larry King of Oxnard, California, was a gay or bisexual[9] 15-year-old eighth-grade student who was shot to death at his school on 12 February 2008. He wore gender variantclothes, jewelry and make-up[10] and had come out as gay at school.[10] King was bullied and teased by his fellow students due to his effeminacy and openness about being gay, having come out at ten-years-old and while in the third grade.[9] On the morning of 12 February, Lawrence was in the school’s computer lab with 24 other students. Fellow student, fourteen-year-old Brandon McInerney was witnessed repeatedly looking at King during the class. At 8:15 a.m, McInerney shot King twice in the head using a handgun.[11] King was declared brain dead the next day but kept on a ventilator to preserve his organs for donation.[10] Prosecutors charged McInerney as an adult with murder as a premeditated hate crime and gun possession.[10] The crime was reputed to be the most high-profile hate crime case of 2008. Newsweek described it as “the most prominent gay-bias crime since the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard”, bringing attention to issues of gun violence as well as gender expression and sexual identity of teenagers. On 21 November 2011 McInerney pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and use of a firearm. He will receive 21 years behind bars, with no credit given for time served prior to the trial and no credit will be given for good behavior. He will initially serve his sentence in a juvenile facility and then be transferred to prison upon turning 18.[9] [Wikipedia]


Anonymous said: u should totally draw some poc!hermione bein cute man. like readin in her books or tryin 2 tame her wild hair or having to put up with ron and harry.

hermione bein cute and multitasking while she gets dressed or s/t woo

So, serious question, because for some reason, I can’t actually recall if the books SPECIFY that Hermione *is* white/Anglo, but do they?

Cuz, ya know: “pale” and “pink” can be used as a adjective for anyone if you’re talking about shock or blushing. Dark skin can go pale, dark skin can go pink, relative to the normal, healthy appearance of it.

But as far as physical characteristics go: bushy brown hair, brown eyes, and large front teeth don’t precisely scream a particular race to me.

Just throwing that out there.

A Future Worth Thinking About: "On The Invisible Architecture of Bias" (Audio)


For the daywalkers.

Also, please note that when I say culture, or “society,” in this piece, I mean to indicate Western and especially US American society. The intricacies of HOW bias gets reinforced within other cultures and societies may be similar, but will have important variations to which we should pay especial attention.





It’s On Us: 

To RECOGNIZE that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.

To IDENTIFY situations in which sexual assault may occur.

To INTERVENE in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.

To CREATE an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

It’s On Us

Not Alone

Or, yanno: It could fucking be ON US to teach age-appropriate boundaries and how not to violate them, teach WHAT rape is through actual examples and not just “Don’t rape, no means no, rape is a man engaging in forcible sex, (grrrrrr) and it’s wrong.” Since there are about a million permutations of rape and sexual assault (incl Street Harassment) that have been normalized. Pick-up Artists TEACH HOW TO RAPE VIA COERCION FFS, and if we teach everyone what RAPE IS, that it’s not just men, and that everyone has a right to their own physical boundaries at any age, and how not to violate them, we can stop people from normalizing sexual assault in their own heads. But, that would mean admitting that we do normalize rape and that rape culture exists, and RAINN told the White House that it doesn’t, so we’re doing this instead.

Of course we are.

Yes, bystander intervention can stop someone from being raped, but it doesn’t put the responsibility on the rapist, but on the bystander.

And how many bystanders will even recognize that something is horribly wrong without thorough training?

Fair points, but I’m hazy on what you’d regard as age-appropriate boundaries given the varieties in ages of consent worldwide. Would you mind unpacking that?

I wasn’t talking about age of sexual consent. Because THAT HAS NO BEARING AT ALL unless you’re discussing the legal definitions of pedophilia, hebephilia, or statutory rape and in all of those, consent doesn’t obviate the crime because being below the age of consent means it cannot be legally given to an adult. I was talking about a curriculum of age-appropriate boundaries such as: not making a child hug a relative, teaching respect for bodily autonomy, like if they hate blue socks, not making them wear blue socks. Not requiring a child to eat liver without consent, or not teaching them that you can be coerced as a parent, if they whine about not getting a toy, they’re allowed to be disappointed but not to keep begging until a parent gives in. Teaching them not to BE bribed by adults, too, since that’s frequently a tactic pedophiles use. None of this, “Grandma will give you a sweet if you give her a kiss.”

Teaching children that their bodies are their own, and to respect that in others as well as to demand respect for it. And introducing the varieties of conduct that they may encounter as they get older, as age-appropriate and using age-appropriate language.

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