This is, by far, the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen done with the limited resources provided within Minecraft.
HOLY SHIT THIS IS AMAZING
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 (repealed in 1943) was the only law in US history to deny citizenship or entry based on a specific nationality. However, a son or daughter of a citizen was granted entry regardless of nationality.
US citizens of Chinese descent would leave the country and travel back to China. Upon returning, they would state a marriage and the birth of several sons. Years later, young Chinese men would immigrate to the US, claiming to be the children of those unions. In fact, a substantial number of them were sons “on paper only”, having purchased their identity papers — thus the term “Paper Son”.
have you ever lived in a country that hated and feared your race so much they passed a law banning you
and that law lasted sixty years
Okay you have ten seconds think of an rpg class thats never existed before
Ass devourer, they eat the asses right off of people
What the fuck
OP gave me ten seconds
The immediate reaction of German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.
People often forget that most of the German troops had no idea about what was going on, they weren’t all fanatic Nazis bent on genocide, they were just regular soldiers who answered the call when their country went to war.
Nazi propaganda featured footage of concentration camps with Jewish prisoners looking happy, playing games and all that, when in reality they were being slaughtered. Normal, working-class Germans had no idea what was going in on the concentration camps. Also bear in mind that there were severe penalties for not being a member of the Nazi party.
so my friend was asked to identify doctor who characters
i can’t choose a favorite they are all gems
I’d watch this show until my eyeballs dried out
Yea it’s clearly our “generation that’s making homosexuality a trend.” Seriously, pisses me off when people say that. look at this! It’s always been around, it’s not a trend, it’s real. It’s beautiful.
There’s a long history of lesbian-like activity in the West. In the 19th century US, especially after the Civil War killed off so many young men, middle-class and other genteel girls were encouraged in Boston marriages — relationships with other women of similar educational and class backgrounds. Since women were considered naturally chaste and disinterested in sex, these love affairs were seen as innocent and spiritual. Women’s lives were wholly separate from men’s that young women infrequently had male friends who weren’t considered a marriage prospect. They were encouraged to keep to all-female social circles, and the advent of women’s colleges further encouraged that.
Women were expected to mentor each other, love each other, dance with each other, with the older woman acting as the cavalier, the man in the relationship, protecting and guiding the younger, pursuing her and courting her in ways not unlike how young men would court their brides. But the prevailing cultural wisdom was that these relationships would be limited to kisses and poetry — women were incapable of sexual desire, they tolerated sex in heterosexual marriages because men were sex-driven beasts who demanded it of them. Without a man, it was presumed that these relationships would be chaste, innocent, and wholly emotional.
Lesbian-like behaviour is most tolerated when women are perceived as less sexual than men. Homosexual behaviour becomes threatening when sex is involved — when, in the 1920s, women were seen as able to have sexual drives and the idea of sexually companionable marriages came onto the landscape, Boston marriages suddenly became unnatural and disgusting because they directed women’s sexual interests towards other women instead of to the proper channels: towards men. The flapper was all about the sexually available (to men) young woman. She contributed to the demise of widely accepted lesbian or lesbian-like relationships. As soon as the flapper was capable of wanting sex herself instead of tolerating it from her male partner, lesbian/lesbian-like relationships were threatening, deviant, and ruined young women’s chances to become good wives and mothers.
So remember this as you look at the pre-1920s images. Those women were allowed these passionate loves, even encouraged in them (sometimes after they managed to get a husband, Eleanor Roosevelt in particular), all because the patriarchy was convinced that women weren’t capable of sexual feelings towards one another. As long as women were seen as desexed, as creatures of sentiment and emotion instead of passion and desire, lesbianism wasn’t a threat. The minute women were regarded by patriarchal culture as having a natural sex drive, lesbian-like behaviour became deviant and damning.
We didn’t invent homosexuality in the past 20 or 30 or 50 years. But we continue to labour under the belief and cultural expectation that women’s sexuality is something owed to and owned by men, forever de-legitimising women’s relationships unless men in some way benefit.
If anyone else was curious about the dates of the photographs:
The Pallas´s Cat, also called Manul, is a small wildcat living in the grasslands and steppe of central asia.
It is named after the german naturalist Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the species in 1776.
That is the most expressive and gelatinous cat I have ever seen.
omg its me
i want so badly to ignore this and just get on with my life, considering that i’m in the midst of tour and traveling the US right now, but it’s clear that I can’t escape this. this is a very long post, i am keeping it under a cut.
additionally, at least until tumblr moves on from this, my askbox is off. it is a nightmare. i can’t deal with it right now.
so. I was an invited panelist at Dashcon, and I was on 10 panels over the weekend. my name is mark, I run Mark Reads and Mark Watches, and have been doing so for 5 years next month. (HOLY SHIT THAT IS A LONG TIME.) I have been attending cons for over a decade and been speaking at them as a panelist or a guest since 2011. Including my own tour events outside of cons, I have participated in over 150 “panels,” ranging from 50 minutes to 4 hours. I’m including this upfront because I’ve already been accused of being a 16-year-old nobody who doesn’t know what he’s doing at cons and is ruining fandom. Also, I’m apparently white and straight. ALSO THIS IS A MESS.
Vital takeaway 1: Tumblr (the hivemind) decided to demonise con-going teenage girls, and that’s how we got the overblown saga DASHCON: The Utter Fiasco That Only Tumblr Weeaboos Enjoyed.
Vital takeaway 2: Dashcon had one of the most diverse, well-behaved, thoughtful group of attendees because everyone was from Tumblr and ultimately, Tumblr (the community) is a lot about connecting with other people and finding acceptance.
Neither of these absolve the Dashcon organisers of the planning and budgeting disasters, or of how the mistakes were handled and then disseminated to the public. And, yeah, the ball pit memes are pretty funny. But even with all the damage, Dashcon was still filled with congoers (many of them young and female first-timers) of positive intent and wholesome action. It would be good to remember that.
#nobody wants cumberbatch for doctor strange 2k14
1.) He has the best unimpressed face.
2.) Fabulous distinguished graying, yes.
3.) Sexy and mysterious? Oded Fehr can do sexy and mysterious.
4.) He is Oded Fehr.
BEST OF WOLFPUPY
An exterior wall of Iceland’s Harpa Concert Hall, a steel framework clad with irregularly-shaped glass panels of differing colors - 2011
Because I kept forgetting to post about it, wing tattoo brainstorm and final design for tortillaguy, done mid-May. He was looking for a Hermes-esque ankle tattoo, so I did a bit of research on real and stylised wings and sketched up with the four above (down from eight original doodles). From there, we decided to graft the bottom-left wing onto a tetrahedron. He had the tattoo inked at the beginning of June and will totally show it to you if you ask.
We’re all familiar with the sexy-armor problem, right? You play a game or watch a show or flip through some art, and if there’s a lady in armor, it’s like the least useful suit of protective gear ever conceived of.
(NSFW under the cut)
do yourself a favor and read this
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