micdotcom:

15 questions white people will never have to ask themselves

Many white people may never truly understand why incidents like the Michael Brown shooting infuriate blacks and other people of color — even when it’s clear that race plays a large, looming role in how the situation snowballed to the 18-year-old’s death.

This is in part because white people can move through daily life without constantly thinking about how their race will be perceived. Part of having white privilege is the freedom from worrying about racism, a freedom their black counterparts have never known. But it gives black people a unique yet challenging perspective by which they navigate the world. 

African-American scholar W.E.B. DuBois called this “double consciousness,” Follow micdotcom

dead-lifesavver:

im really into olden style shota fashion lately.

apparently my current gaia avatar is worth 377,962,487,407 gold

i went through and added it all up like wtf

v. Shiroko - I'll Follow You Into the Dark
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v. Shiroko - I'll Follow You Into the Dark

decided to cover this song ye (it’s just so pretty)

enjoy my anime trash cover art i put with it because i don’t know what else to put there

original by death cab for cutie!

LOOK AT WHAT I NOTICED ON THE WIKI TODAY

mizoreame00:

I add Ashe Twitter header and icon!

please read here page before you use! :D
http://mizoreame00.tumblr.com/post/87304838246#notes

and If you want an another character whom there is not yet, please tell me it٩(๑òωó๑)۶

My Disney Name Meme: K E N Y A
Second Letter; A Song:
Eye to Eye - A Goofy Movie

i need your help! i really like jade but i can't imagine her being as powerful as john, rose, or dave despite the fact that she's god tier and has the power of the green sun. how do i correct this??? i /know/ she's strong, but i can't imagine her as strong as them ): this is /not/ jade hate to be clear
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the-rogue-0f-light:

Alrighty then FIRST, we need to get you past the adorableness. Because lets face it jade is adorable and sweet and usually those things aren’t often associated with STRONG physically or mentally [which is wrong but hey that is how shit is portrayed a lot by ppl these days and it kinda sticks in your sub-conscious whether you like it or not].image

So we’re gonna start with addressing mental strength.

Other than just being kawaii as fuck, Jade is also metal as fuck. I mean she hollowed out and stuffed her own grandpa once he died because she knew that is the kind of ‘burial’ he would have wanted [“family tradition”], and she was only a little kid.

She pretty much took care of herself for the rest of her life [sure she had an omnipotent dog to help, but she did most of it on her own. It’s not like Becquerel could talk to her. He couldn’t give her advice or help her through tough times with anything other than being there for her. Jade had to tough it out solo or talk to her friends online and that was all she had.]

Then with all the bullying she dealt with from the trolls on a regular basis and Vriska putting her to sleep every 10 minutes for a laugh and all this shit starts to add up. But DESPITE all that, Jade still ends up being a really kind and decent person. She’s also fearless and rad as hell ok.
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And people say ‘oh well she fell apart at the sight of Dave’s dead body she’s a wuss,’ but no one seems to ask WHY.

First of all people shouldn’t act like they wouldn’t flip the fuck out if they saw their friend’s dead body just lying around ok. Second, Jade gets upset because she has empathy and she’s a human being. Because one of her best friends [and one of the only 3 people she has in her life at that time mind you] is dead.

Her breaking down isn’t a sign of weakness it just shows that her friends mean EVERYTHING to her, and the thought of anything happening to them is her worst nightmare. Who wouldn’t fall apart?

Now, addressing physical strength.
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Before we even get into the god tier stuff, we need to talk about Jade’s other abilities. Jade is an expert markswoman and is more than sufficient in hand to hand combat. She is shown to kick ass even without a weapon for quite some time before she gets her superpowers.


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And what does Jade do once she gets those incredible space powers? SHE TRAINS. She wasn’t complacent with being ‘all-powerful.’ She climbed her way up the echeladder until she no longer needed a strife specibus at all. And even though her powers surpass any weapon she could wield, she decided to start training with different weapons just for the hell of it.
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She was confident enough with a sword to challenge Dave to a sparring match. Dave who is supposed to be this great warrior guy, yet he has barely trained at all during his trip. He hasn’t even reached the tier where he no longer needs a strife specibus so it is definitely canon that he’s at a lower level than Jade [even without Jade’s power boost from Bec].


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Jade is so strong because she strives to better herself at every turn. She works hard to be the best she can be in everything she does. Whether that’s science, combat, space powers, or just being friendly, Jade goes all-in.

And to be honest, the only beta kid even remotely close to on par with her at the moment would be John [because of his fight with Bec Noir] and even then he’s still miles behind because of her power-up.

Dave has been pretty slack as far as training goes [i think the sparring thing was only really something he did with Bro, i doubt he’s trained very much on his own as he seems disinterested in it, and now he’s refusing to even use his time powers].

Rose is drunk off her ass and has been probably the most slack of any of them during the 3 year trip on the meteor [although tbh her god tier is more of a support class anyway her powers aren’t meant to be about strength anyway they help to make the team stronger].


And even if Jade’s powers got a downgrade [which, if the green sun is destroyed, is very likely] Jade would still be far more lethal than the other beta kids because Space control is hella dangerous. 

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But with Jade’s personality we only ever got to see the ‘nice side’ of space powers, until now.

One thing you have to understand is that Jade controls Matter:the basic fabric of the universe.
imageShe only uses her powers for good unless she’s being mind-controlled. But if Jade get’s backed into a corner I think we’re in for quite a show.

Because Jade can literally vaporise people, and the only thing stopping her is that kind and loving personality. If Jade were like Aranea or [god forbid] Gamzee, then everyone would have been dead long ago.

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The reason Jade’s powers are so scary because they’re only limited by her creativity and desire for destruction [or lack thereof]. Because if she decided to, she could just destroy anyone or anything in her path. One snap of the fingers and they would be gone. Dust. And if that isn’t pure, raw power, then I don’t know what is.

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i wanna watch tokyo ghoul eventually but i feel bad because the only reason i want to is because of hotter-skrillex

is it anything like tokyo mew mew

methhomework:

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The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)

yuugi:

merps:

fileextension:

here ill post these together!! luv this water brush

Because this didn’t come in my SAI and I bet it didn’t with other people’s, here’s a pack of more textures (including the lava one!!!). Go to your SAI folder and just dump the ones you’d like in the brushtex folder (or w/e you have it called)

hi if you dont trust this brush for some weird reason check this shit out i just slapped it together with 4 colors and 30 seconds

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heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

This fish is an ostracod and the video this gif is from can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/28838200”To demonstrate why organisms are able to generate light, ostracods were put into a tank containing cardinal fish, which eat plankton. When the ostracod is swallowed, it emits a burst of light, making the cardinal fish spit it out.
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Physicist and BBC presenter Helen Czerski said: “It’s like a little fish firework.”

apocalypseparadox:

heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

This fish is an ostracod and the video this gif is from can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/28838200

To demonstrate why organisms are able to generate light, ostracods were put into a tank containing cardinal fish, which eat plankton. 

When the ostracod is swallowed, it emits a burst of light, making the cardinal fish spit it out.

Physicist and BBC presenter Helen Czerski said: “It’s like a little fish firework.”