✖「 HERE THERE BE NERDAGE」✖

I apologize upfront for the endless fandom spam.

lamonogatari:

holybikinisbatman:

pragtergeist:

chenyakumo:

nothing i do for the rest of my life will ever top this

SCREAMING

….this is….oddly….good??????????????

i’ve been waiting for this

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— 2 hours ago with 66963 notes

wejumpedoutawindow:

frostbackcat:

karenhallion:

candyviolence:

Now THIS is art.

Have I reblogged this before. I don’t care, How absolutely amazing this is. 

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IT JUST GOT BETTER

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— 15 hours ago with 213757 notes
qhuinn:

connorwalhs:

thebacklot:

How to Get Away with Murder” Gay Sex Scenes Making You Squeamish?
I find myself cringing when his onscreen conquests say things like “he did this thing to my ass that made my eyes water.”
What, did he stick an onion up there or something?
I know many people love the series and I’m probably going to get a lot of pushback on this. I’m not trying to say my gut reaction is the right one. The purpose of this post is just to be honest about it, maybe work out what’s causing my “eww” reaction– and also ask if any of our readers are having a similar response.

Well glad to see you recognize you own internalized homophobia, for me it all sounds as a cry to be accepted, down play gay characters and de sexualize them so they are loved and accepted and our community doesn’t get criticized because this two characters. That’s at least what I got from this piece, that TBH could have been published in a personal blog, not as an article for this one, in my opinion.
But in a show like HTGAWM that not only is starting and establishing characters, traits and personalities, but also has shown us enough of the them to see that EVERYONE screws up, can be unlikeable, cheat, get things by any mean, kill and be as inhumane as one can be, that a gay sex scene treated as ANY other sex scene from every recent series is just laughable, for me at least.
When people think that showing a guy having sex because he has an agenda is worse than showing 4 people burning a body so they get rid of their DNA and protecting a murderer (that’s what it appears to be) then we know that the road ahead is still a long one. 
And on another note, were you as uncomfortable when they showed Michaela riding her boyfriend and then having an orgasm on screen? Or when she threatened to destroy him and his life if he ever made her look bad if he was caught or came out as Gay after they were married? No? Well….
I’m tired of shying away from sex between guys like it’s something to be ashamed of, I am tired of Gay characters that are barely there or used in only some kind of release, comic or dramatic. I am tired of hiding we LGBTQA have sexualities, varied as they are, that we are just there to complement lives and story lines.
A new Show always introduces a very raw material for their characters, because a Show intends to grow the character in front of the Viewer so they sympathize, so they can get a connection with it and identify with their arc and I have no doubts that this is the way they’re doing it in HTGAWM. Even more, the apparent format of the show is to showcase a Character with each episode in different ways. 
Seeing as The Backlot has praised shows with barely there LGBTQA characters and stories that only work for to advance and grow the Heterosexual ones this is a nice breath of fresh air and I feel like this kind of articles makes it harder to see the true representation that we are getting, as minimal as only this show (HTGAWM) doing it.

What the heck, thebacklot? No, seriously.

qhuinn:

connorwalhs:

thebacklot:

How to Get Away with Murder” Gay Sex Scenes Making You Squeamish?

I find myself cringing when his onscreen conquests say things like “he did this thing to my ass that made my eyes water.”

What, did he stick an onion up there or something?

I know many people love the series and I’m probably going to get a lot of pushback on this. I’m not trying to say my gut reaction is the right one. The purpose of this post is just to be honest about it, maybe work out what’s causing my “eww” reaction– and also ask if any of our readers are having a similar response.

Well glad to see you recognize you own internalized homophobia, for me it all sounds as a cry to be accepted, down play gay characters and de sexualize them so they are loved and accepted and our community doesn’t get criticized because this two characters. That’s at least what I got from this piece, that TBH could have been published in a personal blog, not as an article for this one, in my opinion.

But in a show like HTGAWM that not only is starting and establishing characters, traits and personalities, but also has shown us enough of the them to see that EVERYONE screws up, can be unlikeable, cheat, get things by any mean, kill and be as inhumane as one can be, that a gay sex scene treated as ANY other sex scene from every recent series is just laughable, for me at least.

When people think that showing a guy having sex because he has an agenda is worse than showing 4 people burning a body so they get rid of their DNA and protecting a murderer (that’s what it appears to be) then we know that the road ahead is still a long one. 

And on another note, were you as uncomfortable when they showed Michaela riding her boyfriend and then having an orgasm on screen? Or when she threatened to destroy him and his life if he ever made her look bad if he was caught or came out as Gay after they were married? No? Well….

I’m tired of shying away from sex between guys like it’s something to be ashamed of, I am tired of Gay characters that are barely there or used in only some kind of release, comic or dramatic. I am tired of hiding we LGBTQA have sexualities, varied as they are, that we are just there to complement lives and story lines.

A new Show always introduces a very raw material for their characters, because a Show intends to grow the character in front of the Viewer so they sympathize, so they can get a connection with it and identify with their arc and I have no doubts that this is the way they’re doing it in HTGAWM. Even more, the apparent format of the show is to showcase a Character with each episode in different ways. 

Seeing as The Backlot has praised shows with barely there LGBTQA characters and stories that only work for to advance and grow the Heterosexual ones this is a nice breath of fresh air and I feel like this kind of articles makes it harder to see the true representation that we are getting, as minimal as only this show (HTGAWM) doing it.

What the heck, thebacklot? No, seriously.

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— 19 hours ago with 824 notes

longandpointlessurl:

The best way to ruin a dumb protest is to join it badly

(via jaredpadacockslap)

— 20 hours ago with 44399 notes
havocados:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*

havocados:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

*muffled sound of conservatives imploding in the distance*

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— 20 hours ago with 251883 notes

grilgirl:

jackfrostciicle:

azhaela:

penishole:

ifollowbadblogs:

i will never swear again

WHAT

I DONT KNOW WHAT I WAS EXPECTING BUT IT WASNT THAT

THIS IS NEVER NOT FUNNY

ITS BACK !!!!!

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— 1 day ago with 294232 notes