For once, there’s some good news coming out of Ferguson

sassydrunkcersei:

The Highway Patrol of St. Louis has taken over for the St. Louis PD. Their captain is from Ferguson, and has been marching with the protesters. 

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nidoranduran:

lyraeon:

patrickat:

lyraeon:

Upon second viewing, I have definitely concluded that Guardians of the Galaxy is even better when you imagine it as a tabletop campaign with an increasingly frustrated DM who’s sick of being interrupted.

GM: “Roll 2d10.”
Peter: “Red high. Twelve.”
GM: “You have 12 percent of a plan.”

The entire prison break scene was just Rocket’s player rolling knowledge checks on every turn until something worked.

  • When Drax’s player said, “I go into the phone booth and call Ronan to Knowhere”, the DM stared open-mouthed for a minute, then called break time. The rest of the party was speechless.
  • Pretty much just in general, Drax’s player is one of those people who thinks Chaotic Neutral means “throws self at shit for the lulz” and is really fortunate he didn’t have many other opportunities to derail the campaign.
  • Gamora’s player gets really exasperated by the entirety of the campaign. They rolled a character with a tragic backstory and clear hooks to the villain to expand on, and had no idea that everyone else was going to be so silly. It leads to begging the party to just once execute a normal plan because look at Gamora’s stealth bonus, this min/maxed assassin needs a chance to use her abilities, please.
  • Rocket’s a skill monkey who, if not for Drax’s grand display of idiocy, would have gladly derailed the campaign with absurd plans.
  • Groot was a joke idea someone came up with that people ended up liking too much.
  • Ronan’s confusion when Star Lord began dancing was the DM’s confusion verbatim.
  • The DM now vetoes Chaotic Neutral characters on principle.

When my brother DMs, he institutes a rule where if more than one person laughs at some stupid suggestion from the party, it gets put into play, no rolling necessary.

I really feel like this happened for this movie. :D

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sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

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laughterkey:

latenightseth:

Now that Chris Pratt is finished with Guardians of the Galaxy, he can finally go back to that Andy Dwyer physique.

I feel like this gifset is relevant to many of your interests. 

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divinedorothy:

bisexual means you can only like 2 things i’ve chosen drinking and wizards

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If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
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dvswraatins:

kobriena:

fanarts-of-series:

kobriena:

thesmilingfish:

kobriena:

thesmilingfish:

kobriena:

kobriena:

eboyce12:

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He finally gets him in his bed, but not in a good way.

Tear drop?  What am I missing? 

Oh yeah. Once you see it, you’ll never unsee it. The discussion was overhere.

Thanks.  I keep watching it over and over but I can’t see it.  Whereabouts does it happen on the screen?  Like a picture with an arrow pointing would be helpful.  :)
Also, I’m very new to the fandom, but what was the beef TPTB had with Joe Flanigan?
ETA:  I saw it!  I looked at it tilting my head to the side and didn’t think anything would come of it, and I saw it!  Like John filling up at his bedside isn’t bad enough.  Oh, John.  :(

I’m so glad to spotted it! It’s just another amazing example of those little things that Flanigan brought to the role that we’re just now discovering years after it was on the air.
Regarding Joe vs TPTB.  Joe is outspoken and there was apparently much butting of heads over the years. 
This is from an interview he did at DragonCon in 2009. Keep in mind this was just a year after it was announced that SGA would be cancelled and only eight months after “Enemy at the Gate” aired. Also at this point there were vague promises from the producers that one or two Atlantis movies were in the works. Of course, we have no idea what Joe was really told behind the scenes, but it’s usual form for actors to tow the party line. Joe hasn’t and his career has suffered as a result, which is a massive shame.

DD:  Based on published reports on the internet, you’ve been made to sound as if you’ve spoken out against the new Stargate Universe series.
JF: I have?  I don’t remember ever speaking out against it.  I think the feeling was, from David Hewlett and I, that it was odd to cancel us but yet to spin off a new show at the same time.  I don’t think that anybody is speaking out against Universe at all.  I have absolutely nothing against the new show and I encourage people to judge it on its own.
DD:  So it’s more a case of speaking out as to why Atlantis was canceled.
JF:  I think mostly because David and I haven’t been given a proper explanation and I don’t think anybody has, and I think everybody’s running around wondering if we’re doing the movie or we’re not doing the movie.  I think everybody wants their cake and eat it, too.  I think they want the fan base but they don’t want to necessarily listen to the fan base also.  I’m also a businessman;  if somebody gives me a reason as to why something doesn’t work (…) I’ve been on many shows that were canceled or failed for many reasons and I get it.  I just get it.  We’re just looking for a compelling reason.  We’re confused why—the show was doing so well, and if you look at the DVD sales you’ll know how well the show was doing. Why, if it’s a favorable economic model, why would you change or cancel it?

At a convention in France in 2011 he said:

Joe: I wanted Torri to stay. I made it very clear, and then the producer stopped telling me things… it’s true.

I know it kind of ends up being he said/she said but when Joe talks about what he would have liked to have seen or done in the show, it’s not just about his character but the city and the denizens of the Pegasus galaxy. Even reading the old interviews I find myself nodding along most of the time muttering “Yes, this would have been great” or “Thank goodness we at least got that in fan fiction because it was awesome”. However when I read about what the producers wanted to do (episodes that didn’t get filmed or the abandoned movie) I tend to shudder. I don’t always agree with Joe but I like his vision a lot more.
At a fairly recent convention Joe said that he’d gotten enough money together with a group of venture capitalists to buy Stargate but MGM wouldn’t sell it. Joe might have been blowing smoke, but I do know when MGM went through bankruptcy a few years ago they made sure to hold on to three of their properties - The Hobbit, James Bond and Stargate.
I don’t know. It’s a big mess, but I still hold on to the hope that one day we’ll get our Atlantis movie. And then another series. Because if Trek can do it, so can we.

Thanks for this.  It’s hardly unreasonable wanting to know why they lost their jobs. 
I saw a clip of Joe, whilst shotting season 4, saying Epiphany was so far removed from his initial idea that being credited was weird.  He story was John and Rodney get powers that start to corrupt them.  A take on The Man Who Would Be King, but was told it’d been done on SG1, so no.  There was loads of similar elements between the shows.  I far prefer his original idea.
If they still wanted to go with the moonbase, Sheyla storyline I’m glad they passed, tbh.  The finale was bad enough.  Did anyone like it?

Do you know that in his mind he was playing like he was in love with McKay, in his mind John loved mckay and he played it at some points.
Plus Joe found that mckeller was the worse thing ever and out of the blue. 
He’s totally loved the idea of mcshep and teased David about the fics.
Good man. 

For real?  Nice.  Another reason to love the guy.  Nice to know I’m not imagining seeing those moments.
I like Keller fine, but there was no build up to her and Rodney.  Just one day he decides he loves her.  All tell, no show.  She had chemistry with Jason and practically none with David.  And considering how good David is, I can’t help but think that was deliberate.
Oh, just the thought of Joe teasing David about the fics.  :D

Ohhhhh… [hearteyes]

I know he also fought to try to get Rachel better storylines. (And I believe, more money?)

dvswraatins:

kobriena:

fanarts-of-series:

kobriena:

thesmilingfish:

kobriena:

thesmilingfish:

kobriena:

kobriena:

eboyce12:

Photo by GateWorld

He finally gets him in his bed, but not in a good way.

Tear drop?  What am I missing? 

Oh yeah. Once you see it, you’ll never unsee it. The discussion was overhere.

Thanks.  I keep watching it over and over but I can’t see it.  Whereabouts does it happen on the screen?  Like a picture with an arrow pointing would be helpful.  :)

Also, I’m very new to the fandom, but what was the beef TPTB had with Joe Flanigan?

ETA:  I saw it!  I looked at it tilting my head to the side and didn’t think anything would come of it, and I saw it!  Like John filling up at his bedside isn’t bad enough.  Oh, John.  :(

I’m so glad to spotted it! It’s just another amazing example of those little things that Flanigan brought to the role that we’re just now discovering years after it was on the air.

Regarding Joe vs TPTB.  Joe is outspoken and there was apparently much butting of heads over the years. 

This is from an interview he did at DragonCon in 2009. Keep in mind this was just a year after it was announced that SGA would be cancelled and only eight months after “Enemy at the Gate” aired. Also at this point there were vague promises from the producers that one or two Atlantis movies were in the works. Of course, we have no idea what Joe was really told behind the scenes, but it’s usual form for actors to tow the party line. Joe hasn’t and his career has suffered as a result, which is a massive shame.

DDBased on published reports on the internet, you’ve been made to sound as if you’ve spoken out against the new Stargate Universe series.

JF: I have?  I don’t remember ever speaking out against it.  I think the feeling was, from David Hewlett and I, that it was odd to cancel us but yet to spin off a new show at the same time.  I don’t think that anybody is speaking out against Universe at all.  I have absolutely nothing against the new show and I encourage people to judge it on its own.

DDSo it’s more a case of speaking out as to why Atlantis was canceled.

JF:  I think mostly because David and I haven’t been given a proper explanation and I don’t think anybody has, and I think everybody’s running around wondering if we’re doing the movie or we’re not doing the movie.  I think everybody wants their cake and eat it, too.  I think they want the fan base but they don’t want to necessarily listen to the fan base also.  I’m also a businessman;  if somebody gives me a reason as to why something doesn’t work (…) I’ve been on many shows that were canceled or failed for many reasons and I get it.  I just get it.  We’re just looking for a compelling reason.  We’re confused why—the show was doing so well, and if you look at the DVD sales you’ll know how well the show was doing. Why, if it’s a favorable economic model, why would you change or cancel it?

At a convention in France in 2011 he said:

Joe: I wanted Torri to stay. I made it very clear, and then the producer stopped telling me things… it’s true.

I know it kind of ends up being he said/she said but when Joe talks about what he would have liked to have seen or done in the show, it’s not just about his character but the city and the denizens of the Pegasus galaxy. Even reading the old interviews I find myself nodding along most of the time muttering “Yes, this would have been great” or “Thank goodness we at least got that in fan fiction because it was awesome”. However when I read about what the producers wanted to do (episodes that didn’t get filmed or the abandoned movie) I tend to shudder. I don’t always agree with Joe but I like his vision a lot more.

At a fairly recent convention Joe said that he’d gotten enough money together with a group of venture capitalists to buy Stargate but MGM wouldn’t sell it. Joe might have been blowing smoke, but I do know when MGM went through bankruptcy a few years ago they made sure to hold on to three of their properties - The Hobbit, James Bond and Stargate.

I don’t know. It’s a big mess, but I still hold on to the hope that one day we’ll get our Atlantis movie. And then another series. Because if Trek can do it, so can we.

Thanks for this.  It’s hardly unreasonable wanting to know why they lost their jobs. 

I saw a clip of Joe, whilst shotting season 4, saying Epiphany was so far removed from his initial idea that being credited was weird.  He story was John and Rodney get powers that start to corrupt them.  A take on The Man Who Would Be King, but was told it’d been done on SG1, so no.  There was loads of similar elements between the shows.  I far prefer his original idea.

If they still wanted to go with the moonbase, Sheyla storyline I’m glad they passed, tbh.  The finale was bad enough.  Did anyone like it?

Do you know that in his mind he was playing like he was in love with McKay, in his mind John loved mckay and he played it at some points.

Plus Joe found that mckeller was the worse thing ever and out of the blue. 

He’s totally loved the idea of mcshep and teased David about the fics.

Good man. 

For real?  Nice.  Another reason to love the guy.  Nice to know I’m not imagining seeing those moments.

I like Keller fine, but there was no build up to her and Rodney.  Just one day he decides he loves her.  All tell, no show.  She had chemistry with Jason and practically none with David.  And considering how good David is, I can’t help but think that was deliberate.

Oh, just the thought of Joe teasing David about the fics.  :D

Ohhhhh… [hearteyes]

I know he also fought to try to get Rachel better storylines. (And I believe, more money?)

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littlecatlady:

tastefullyoffensive:

The worst. 

I HATE THIS I HATE THIS WITH ALL OF MY BEING

littlecatlady:

tastefullyoffensive:

The worst. 

I HATE THIS I HATE THIS WITH ALL OF MY BEING

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darksideofthemoon007:

halinacrown:

official-canadianjesus:

roman-sunshine:

Beetles compromise 25% of all animal species. That means 1 in 4 animals is probably a beetle. Is it you? Is it your best friend? How can you be sure?

Ringo could be living in your backyard without you even knowing

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I hAve beeN LAUgHING AT THiS FOR TEN MiNUTES

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submissivederekhale:

I’m not saying Tyler is a pup, but that’s totally what I’m saying :D 

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maryrobinette:

gehayi:

youmightbeamisogynist:

naamahdarling:

mythosidhe:

Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.

This is the thing. Women have been doing awesome shit since there was awesome shit to do, we’ve BEEN THERE, if anyone bothered to look.

Oh, they looked. And then maliciously and willfully erased us from the books to keep anyone else from “getting ideas.”

Hell, the first named author in history? Enheduanna, a Sumerian high priestess, poet and lyricist. She’s known as the Shakespeare of Sumerian literature.

The first American mystery novel was written by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor, as well as the first dime novel, and the first crime novel..

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Crystal and I, we have a lot in common, what kind of clothes we like and what kind of movies we like and how we see the world. We have a very honest relationship with each other, which is what I appreciate with Crystal. To find Crystal in this business is really a blessing, to have somebody that is almost like a sister-like relationship. Even if you don’t talk for a while, you come back together and it’s like you never left.

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cloudsinvenice:

bartonsnethers:

Lucy Liu in the Iron Woman film trilogy

The hero you call Iron Man does not exist. I am Iron Woman.

Back when I was a big fan of the MCU, I recast the white dude heroes as women of color. Someone brought back the Lucy Liu one, and I thought I’d make something a little more polished than the original.

I love this so much! 

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