If I were a historical figure, I'd most likely be Percy Shelley, in that allowing me to do things and interact with people was probably a bad idea.

Potential followers should be aware: I once rewrote Hamlet with strippers. You have been warned.

Call me Cat.

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flightcub:

when you tell someone “i won’t use they as a singular pronoun for you because i care about grammar,” make sure you don’t leave off the “…more than i care about our friendship” part


Anonymous said: Can we pretty please have more wacky internship stories? (I live in a town with no such opportunities and am living vicariously through you)

lol, i’ve worked there three days so far and it’s mostly been “painstakingly making transcripts of film, painstakingly entering names into contact spreadsheets, occasionally take photos of things”

though there was a great moment today when my boss and his bff leaned against a table holding their paper cups full of wine (THE CLASSY NONPROFIT LIFE) and his bff was like “there are way too many white people here” and my boss was like “i know right” and then they both looked at me and my boss’s bff was like “well, you hired her” and i did jazz hands

given that my goal for this internship is basically “discover whether legal is encrypting their emails, and if not, MAKE THEM ENCRYPT THEIR EMAILS” i am not sure if many wacky stories are yet to come

but i will KEEP YOU ALL UPDATED


to give you an idea of what my internship is like, here are some real quotes that my real boss said today

"we’re going to an office party! there will be liquor! i am not going to be your babysitter."

"we’re not paying you anything, please have some more food.”

"but why do people from new jersey need civil liberties”

"let’s do something SALACIOUS. wait, fuck, we’ll get arrested if we smoke pot."

"i have definitely stayed in relationships longer than i should have because their apartments had air conditioning."

"we should have an aclu EROTICA SOCIETY."

i am increasingly suspecting that this entire internship is a massive illusion


raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.


marilynhanson:

this means so much to me. so much

12 hours ago / 30,671 notes via softshinythings (© marilynhanson)
#harry potter   #i'm CRYING   #he spends his ENTIRE CHILDHOOD being constantly told that he doesn't belong   #that he's useless and pointless and doesn't fit   #don't ask questions; don't take up space; fold yourself into a cupboard; make no noise and pretend you're not there   #and then hagrid comes and gives him what every misfit kid ever dreams of:   #a changeling fantasy   #you don't belong here because you belong somewhere else   #somewhere bright and brilliant and strange   #you get to run away you get to escape   #and when harry looks in the mirror of erised what does he see   #not just his mum and dad (fuck the movies)   #but his family   #his whole family; uncles and aunts and grandparents and cousins   #a world where he belongs; a world with a space already carved out for him   #not just because he's a member of their family   #but because he's a wizard!!   #and out of all the weird details we're inundated with in book 1   #chocolate frogs; every flavor beans; the put-outer; wizard chess   #there's the watch! the watch is there too! dumbledore has one   #and harry may have spent six years at hogwarts already   #but he spent eleven as a lost lonely outcast little boy   #who thought he was going to get his head flushed down the toilet for the rest of his life   #and to have people tell him; over and over again   #not just 'we love you'   #not just 'you're our family'   #but 'you're a wizard harry'   #you have a family   #you have a history   #you belong here and you will always always belong  

biruskis:

If the Winter Soldier was responsible for the Kennedy assassination and Magneto tried to STOP the Kennedy assassination then that must mean somehow Magneto lost a fight to a guy wITH AN ENTirE ARm MADE OF METAL


bobbycaputo:

Incredible Images Capture WWII New York

World War II transformed New York City.

A new exhibit presented by the New-York Historical Society, “WWII & NYC: Photography and Propaganda,” tells that story. Drawn from a vast collection of historical images, including many from U.S. Navy archives, the exhibit shows how the war touched every aspect of life.

“It attempts to create a better sense of what ‘total war’ meant to New Yorkers, whether they were working at the Navy Yards or just going about their daily lives,” said the historical society’s Chelsea Frosini.

Among the most dramatic changes to the city during wartime was an explosion of production and movement. According to the society, 63 million tons of supplies and more than 3 million men shipped out from New York Harbor, and at the height of the war, a ship left every 15 minutes. The Brooklyn Navy Yard doubled its size and employed 70,000 people, including many women; it became the largest shipbuilding facility in the country at the time.

“It had the shipping and railroad infrastructure to really be the Army and Navy’s warehouse for sending troops, ships, planes, guns, bombs, toilet paper, thumb tacks—whatever they needed—to Europe,” said Mike Thornton, a research associate at the New-York Historical Society. “We sent it all. The port has never been that busy since.”


t-sawickis:

Even the people in Ferguson are supporting us!

People from all of the world are banding together and supporting each other in times of need, and this makes me hopeful for the future.


iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters are angry about these strange negotiations to release protesters. What kind of practice is this?

September 28th




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