southpawscopic:

I tend to assume everyone kinda has similar (liberal) values to mine? I guess that’s also because I spend a lot of time on tumblr and my friends have similar values. And y’know, being from New York.

So I’m being my chatty, awkward, friendly self while hostessing at the restaurant today and these two older people asked if we have a senior citizen’s discount and I asked if they have an AARP card and they were all, “OH NO! We’d NEVER do that! They’re anti-gun!!” Acting like- oh gasp shock! Anti-gun is the worst thing ever!

Like. I’m p sure AARP is just a great way to get discounts and stuff- you’re really making a big deal out of this. 

And then this younger guy came up and I commented on his left-handedness and we had a good chat about how awesome lefties are and he’s all, “And so many Presidents were left-handed too! It’s just too bad about the left-handed loser we have in office and what he’s done to the country.” D: D: D:

IS THIS A CONSERVATIVE AREA AND I’M JUST NOT AWARE??

I can’t remember, which area are you in? I just remember it was somewhere near San Diego.

But yeah SoCal has some really conservative areas - Orange County (the area a bit south of LA) is the most notorious, but San Diego definitely has it’s share of conservatives. It’s also right near a major military base (camp pendleton), which increases the pro-gun and generally conservative attitudes. It can change a lot depending on the city or even the neighborhood though.

California has a reputation for being “ultra-liberal” but that mostly comes from the greater SF Bay area and to some extent LA; most of the inland/central valley areas and some of the places like orange county are fairly conservative (they just get outnumbered by us liberal hippies from the densely populated cities in overall statewide elections).

Like, for reference here’s the county-by county results from the 2012 presidential election from wikipeida:

That little red pocket on the southern california coast is Orange County, and you’re probably in that light blue area in the bottom left (San Diego County). So like, it’s still overall more liberally leaning, but only slightly. There’s still a lot of conservative folks (especially compared to say, ultra-liberal San Francisco, which is what a lot of people think of when they think of california politics.)

pepperandpals:

thepacificparrotlet:

Roxy decided that she needed to be in the photo

This makes me laugh so hard. Like a photobombing bird torpedo.

pepperandpals:

thepacificparrotlet:

Roxy decided that she needed to be in the photo

This makes me laugh so hard. Like a photobombing bird torpedo.

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hackedmotionsensors:

48 “character” drawings based off cuttlefish. 48 more to go hahaaa

Oh no better reblog this to be safe

Oh no better reblog this to be safe

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littlepaperfrogs: sorry, that reblobbing thing was me - i have trouble keeping track of things i see when I'm on tumblr on my phone , so if i want to go back to something later (like to remember to send an ask or leave a comment) i put it there until i can get home and have an actual keyboard. I've deleted that post if that helps?

fralusans-ana-marein:

aaah, that makes it better — it just sounds super-creepy when phrased the way it is

haha yeah i didn’t really think about that when i made it, but it kind of does make me sound like a huge creeper….I’ve added a bit to the description to try and clear it up, sorry for weirding you out like that!

erikkwakkel:

Selfie of drunk medieval decorator
This is an unusual image, in more than one sense of the word: it is a rare example of a selfie made by a person who decorated medieval books; and he is drinking on the job. Check out other selfies from medieval times - and the story behind them - in my new blog post: Medieval Selfies.
Pic: Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod. mus. I 2 65 (dated 1512).

erikkwakkel:

Selfie of drunk medieval decorator

This is an unusual image, in more than one sense of the word: it is a rare example of a selfie made by a person who decorated medieval books; and he is drinking on the job. Check out other selfies from medieval times - and the story behind them - in my new blog post: Medieval Selfies.

Pic: Stuttgart, Württembergische Landesbibliothek, Cod. mus. I 2 65 (dated 1512).

zachafalse:

elderdi0medes:

”The size of your clenched fist is approximately the same size as your heart.”

So remember kids. Semes don’t just have yaoi hands; They’ve got yaoi hearts as well. 

IM CRYING

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Anonymous: Hey :) My internet access is volatile as hell so I try to download fic and read it offline through Adobe but my eyesight is horrible and the tiny font from an iPhone is not helping the horrible eyesight. Do you mind recommending an app for fic that has the magical abilities of changing to gigantic font size please? I already tried Pocket but it eats space. Thank you :D

pangeasplits:

hi! ah man i feel ya on the eyesight thing, i had to invest in my first pair of glasses earlier this year to stop myself from feeling like shriveling away every time i looked at a computer screen haha

that being said, while I do have an iphone too, I don’t use any apps to read fics on it. :S I usually just leave the fic open in the browser (safari), which works even if I don’t have internet service (I read a bunch of fics on the plane to ike’s, for example, and I just made sure to open them all up in tabs before turning on airplane mode for takeoff, haha). as for the small font, I cope by either turning my phone sideways which usually serves to enlarge the image a little, or I just use my fingers (wonk) to zoom in on the page.

sorry I’m not much help! any of my followers have any suggestions/recommendations?

If you are reading fic on ao3, you can download them as epubs and read them in the default apple ios bookshelf app that comes preinstalled. And it let’s you adjust font size!

pomegranateandivy:

I am going to print this out, laminate it, and keep it with my gloves and spade.

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nobodysuspectsthebutterfly:

mrv3000:

ophelia-tagloff:

kestrel337:

Just imagine the Avengers going to Ikea, and Thor is the only one who can pronounce the name of anything. 

This is disproportionately hilarious to me.

#COME LET US ASSEMBLE THE LÖVBACKEN

Avengers Assemble! (Ikea)
(by emirentia)

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southpawscopic:

epochryphal answered your question “How can I make a career out of LGBTQ activism? Serious question,…”

a loooot of places pretty much only hire from volunteers / people they know already, alas

I knoooow, that’s the problem. :/ I can’t afford to just- volunteer right now. Especially since the Pride Center here is like- a 30 minute drive away. Which is fine if I’m getting paid, but not if I’m not.

Advice I’ve heard is to get experience/skills in a profession that’s useful for nonprofits (events planning, fundraising, business development, community organizing, statistical analysis, social media, marketing whatever) by working at just any random company for a few years. Once you have career experience and a reputation it’ll be easier to try and get a position - most nonprofits have more volunteers than they need for basic entry level gruntwork, but for skilled positions they need people with proven experience (and will be more willing to pay someone).

Working elsewhere for a while also gives you a stable enough financial base that you can start volunteering and making those connections you need to actually get and LGBT activist job. Also, it can help to look at other types of [less glamorous?] nonprofit and activist groups, esp. if they can pay you, so you can again have that experience base to later make it actual LGBT groups.

It may be slow and frustrating, but sometimes putting aside a goal for now will make it much easier to attain in the future. (Or at least, I hope that it will because this is basically my plan…)

life-of-a-latin-student:

Alternate title for Homer’s Iliad?

Of Mycenaean Men

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outofcontextdnd:

For the fiftieth time this night, no, you cannot roll Use Rope to create a boat. And no, I will not accept Rope as a new Wizard or Cleric domain. - Me, the DM, after my party discovers the “Use Rope” skill.

Oh man that was my favorite skill.

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