18 4 / 2014

thehappysorceress:

I may have gone too far this time… by Stephen Byrne

thehappysorceress:

I may have gone too far this time… by Stephen Byrne

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18 4 / 2014



After controversy over lack of ethnic representation, a black woman is crowned Miss Bahia 2013; protests highlight the contradiction of race

22-years old, 5’9” (1.73 m), psychology student Priscilla Cidreira, representing the district of Santa Cruz, in Salvador, Bahia, was crowned Saturday (25) as the most beautiful woman in the state, at an event held at the Sheraton Hotel in Salvador. Elected among 30 candidates, the winner will now compete in the Miss Brazil contest on September 28, in the state of Minas Gerais. The second place went to Miss Luis Eduardo Magalhães with third place going to with Miss Itabuna.
The young woman drew attention for being one of only two black candidates in the contest. The large number of blonde women competing for Miss Bahia sparked controversy on the internet, with protests through social networks and blogs for not representing the profile of the population of Bahia. According to some of the protests that also included online petitions, the state that has a 76.2% black population, should have had more participants of this ethnicity.

 The new Miss Bahia declared at the contest that her big dream is to travel the world. The winner also showed herself to be in tune with her origins, emphasizing among the personalities she admires, two black women: former Miss Universe from Angola Leila Lopes and American first lady, Michelle Obama. (via Black Women of Brazil)

After controversy over lack of ethnic representation, a black woman is crowned Miss Bahia 2013; protests highlight the contradiction of race

22-years old, 5’9” (1.73 m), psychology student Priscilla Cidreira, representing the district of Santa Cruz, in Salvador, Bahia, was crowned Saturday (25) as the most beautiful woman in the state, at an event held at the Sheraton Hotel in Salvador. Elected among 30 candidates, the winner will now compete in the Miss Brazil contest on September 28, in the state of Minas Gerais. The second place went to Miss Luis Eduardo Magalhães with third place going to with Miss Itabuna.

The young woman drew attention for being one of only two black candidates in the contest. The large number of blonde women competing for Miss Bahia sparked controversy on the internet, with protests through social networks and blogs for not representing the profile of the population of Bahia. According to some of the protests that also included online petitions, the state that has a 76.2% black population, should have had more participants of this ethnicity.

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 The new Miss Bahia declared at the contest that her big dream is to travel the world. The winner also showed herself to be in tune with her origins, emphasizing among the personalities she admires, two black women: former Miss Universe from Angola Leila Lopes and American first lady, Michelle Obama. (via Black Women of Brazil)

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18 4 / 2014

lornacrowleys:

protip if a nerd dude tries to give you a pop quiz about the fandom on your shirt/bag/cosplay by asking you to answer a banal and obscure trivia question to prove you’re a Real Gamer, turn the question back on him. ask him about the thematic implications that bit of trivia has on the actual story. ask him about the character development and motivations of the minor characters he’s making you list. ask him if he thinks the major in-universe event he’s testing you on was successful in carrying forward the underlying tone and intent of the work itself. ask him about fucking literary devices. you know that one super tough and intimidating lit teacher everyone encounters at least once in their lifetime? become that teacher. make him sweat. 

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18 4 / 2014

magic-fantasy-life:

tale-as-old-as-disney:

gailsimone:

OH MY GOD.

MY HEART OHMYGAWSH

COSPLAY - DON’T GET BETTER THAN THIS.

magic-fantasy-life:

tale-as-old-as-disney:

gailsimone:

OH MY GOD.

MY HEART OHMYGAWSH

COSPLAY - DON’T GET BETTER THAN THIS.

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18 4 / 2014

dyslexicoedr:

A great comic on Free Speech from XKCD.com Seriously, more people need to understand this about the 1st Amendment. It does indeed mean that I have the right to be offended and to voice that offense directly at your face.

dyslexicoedr:

A great comic on Free Speech from XKCD.com Seriously, more people need to understand this about the 1st Amendment. It does indeed mean that I have the right to be offended and to voice that offense directly at your face.

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18 4 / 2014

cirquedumemzy:

cirquedumemzy:

Hello lovelies.  It’s finally come down to that time where I’m finally ready to take what is for me, the most important life changing step in my transition, which is SRS (Sex Reassignment Surgery) or what is also known as GRS (Genital Reconstruction Surgery).

I’m super excited to finally be able to start planing out this giant leap forward in my life!  My only issue is, like many many Transmen and Women,  scavenging up the funds to have the procedure is quite the struggle.   I don’t want to turn this into a sappy “The Feelz” message so I’ll not go into The Feelz!

I was quoted by Dr Suporn’s clinic 535000 Baht for the procedure, which is roughly $16,600 USD.  Give Forward takes 2.9% for themselves, which apparently can change. The reason I have $24,000 as my funding amount is to cover Airfare, food, and aftercare.

I really don’t like asking for help, but this is super crazy important to me!  Every single donation will help, and I’m also going to be putting money into my own fund as I can. 

Thank you very much for everyone’s support, and please please, spread, tweet, reblog, this! 

Reblogging my own post, because; Why not?

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18 4 / 2014

superlology:

nupinoop296:

post titled “A Supernatural Guide to Angels”:

Lucifer: The only one who was never a douche everyone wants to fuck him or hug him, preferably both

ARE YOU SERIOUS

ARE YOU KIDDING ME

i really hate how people in this effin’ fandom act like Lucifer is cool or nice or some crap. like??? Did you watch the show???

  • He tormented Nick psychologically before appearing to get him to say yes
  • He wanted to destroy the world and kill everybody (that’s a pretty big deal i think???)
  • He killed a ton of people in general
  • He killed Bobby and Cas
  • He beat the crap out of and was going to kill Dean
  • He tormented Sam as well to try and get him to say yes

oh and don’t forget

  • he tortured and raped Sam in the Cage

yeah totally not a douche lol

Yeah but he’s “hot” and “sarcastic” lol that’s all it takes to be a fandom hero who cares about actions when you can adopt the characters’ own views of themselves?

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18 4 / 2014

besieged:

if i had a dollar for every time an adult asked me about college then i’d have enough money to pay for college

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18 4 / 2014

kanayamarryam:

kanayamarryam:

gUYS

update: they are magnetized and have zippers in the back of their heads

kanayamarryam:

kanayamarryam:

gUYS

update: they are magnetized and have zippers in the back of their heads

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18 4 / 2014

totoroteser:

I just sketched this on the coach back but his is norbet my imaginary dragon friend I’ve had since I was 8 and I still don’t forget him say hi to this stupid childhood whim everyone

totoroteser:

I just sketched this on the coach back but his is norbet my imaginary dragon friend I’ve had since I was 8 and I still don’t forget him say hi to this stupid childhood whim everyone

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