Four Seasons Total Landscaping posted this on their official Facebook page and if you didn’t think they knew exactly what they were doing, you will now
Okay, I’m book pushing again, and it’s a book series that I know I’ve pushed before but seriously guys, more people need to read the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. The characters are great, funny, realistic, and memorable, no one is portrayed as infallible, and moral dilemmas are often brought up and reacted to with many people acknowledging that there may not be a perfect solution but accepting that decisions still have to be made.
The pacing is great as well. It gives you action and when it does it moves fast and keeps your attention with great flow and timing, but it slows down enough to also let you catch your breath an build characters or lore. Still the slow parts never seem to drag and you can frequently find yourself just enjoying the slow parts as if you were having a lazy hangout day with friends.
This is one of those fantasy creatures in our world type of series (specifically vampires, werewolves, shape shifters, ghosts, and fae) so if you aren’t into that I can’t promise that this’ll change your mind. However if you’re on the fence or kind of like them (and especially if you really like them) then it’s sure to peak and keep your interest.
Another interesting thing it does is bring up a lot of interesting social and sort of political issues and tackles them in a way that’s both relatable to the reader yet not out of place in the books. It is interesting a head strong woman have to work her way around a mildly patriarchal system trying to both help and work against people who are very set in their ways (this is in part due to some wolf magic stuff and the fact that half the people the main character, Mercy, interacts with are a century or more old). Some of the other issues looked at in this books are people’s reluctancey to change their ways, at what point reasonable awareness becomes prejudice, homophobia, racism, panic attacks, rape, (both female and male and neither of them are treated as a joke or as less significant than the other) and a few others that do work there way seamlessly into the stories we’re given.
To be honest, the book series is great and highly recommended, I can’t think of anything I don’t like about it.
Except Christy, fuck Christy.
are those two dudes from supernatural ok? it’s been like 14 years. there’s high schoolers younger than their contract. i don’t think i’ve ever seen them in any other shows. are they allowed to leave? do they feed them?
when supernatural began airing:
tumblr wouldnt exist for another two years
bush was still president
lost hadn’t aired its second season yet
youtube wasnt even a year old
the #1 song was kanye west - gold digger
ariana grande was 12
taylor swift wasn’t famous yet
paris hilton was at the height of her fame, kim k was not famous yet
This is as jarring as that history post talking about how MLK and Anne Frank were born in the same year only i actually lived through it
That little girl is going places
I know more about economics than AOC and my knowledge on economics is on a high school level. Its actually embarassing how little she knows about this shit.
But hey, expecting a socialist to know about economics is like expecting a fish to know what a desert is.
Much of the ocean is a desert
You know what? Let’s use the allowance example again to make it even clearer.
Let’s pretend we have an allowance tax bracket with a 70% tax on money received after a certain point. To keep things simple, we’ll make the limit $90.
If a kid does chores and earns $10 in allowance, they get $10. They’re not going to be affected by the 70% tax.
If a kid does chores and earns $50, they get $50. They also aren’t in the 70% tax bracket, even though they make five times as much money as the kid making $10.
If a kid does chores and earns $100 in allowance, then they’re in the allowance tax bracket with the 70% tax.
$100 minus $90 is $10. This is the part that’s going to be taxed 70%.
70% of $10 is $7.
So the kid getting $100 in allowance will have $93 after the 70% tax takes its share.
Now, I’d never impose such a thing on actual kids. All of this is a thought exercise.
But if it were real, the kid making $10 and the kid making $50 would probably be kind of mad if the kid getting $93 was bitching about being short $7.
Also AOC majored in economics (actually one of her two majors) so step the FUCK off my congresswoman tyvm
THE ONLY ONE ALLOWED TO SIT THERE SHOULD BE THE ARTIST AND THEN IT SHOULD GO BE IN A MUSEUM.
Hand made crafts should be worshipped for the art they are.
i respect this SOOOOO much more than any iron sword throne chair
This one involves way more stabbing
SHE BOUGHT A PEACOCK
Okay, some fandom history, why show writers and authors say “for legal reasons” the can’t read fan fic.
Back in ancient times in the 1970s there was a show called Star Trek the Animated Series. It was on the air as fandom culture around Star Trek was really taking route and there were many fanzines (things on actual paper that people bought) being published and the first conventions to attend.
David Gerrold was a writer for Star Trek the Animated Series who had also written one of the most famous episodes of the original series The Trouble with Tribbles. While he was around the production office for STtAS he was introduced to a couple of fans who proceeded to tell him all about their ideas for an episode–essentially a sequel to his famous episode–which it so happens he had already written a script for. When that episode aired he received a letter from one of those fans lawyers demanding “credit”. It so happened that he could prove that the episode existed before the meeting but the involvement of lawyers and a threat to sue became widely known.
Marion Zimmer Bradly was, before recent horrifying revelations decades after her death, a titan of fantasy writing. She also welcome fan fiction and published it in anthologies and in a magazine she published. One day she opened a story sent to her and the plot of the story was essentially the plot of a a novel she had nearly finished writing. More than a years worth of her work was now unpublishable because it was provable that she had read this story with this similar plot and she couldn’t prove the work on the novel existed before she saw the story. She stopped publishing anthologies and fan fiction and in particular the MZB story is the one a lot of professional writers know as representative of the dangers of fan fiction.
So when a writer says they can’t read fan fiction for legal reasons it’s that their own lawyers are protecting them from outside lawsuits.
And this is why knowing your fandom history matters.
villains are hard to design. making them ugly is dangerous, depending on what traits you choose to frame as monstrous or undesirable, you could very well end up saying something fatphobic, racist, anti-semitic, etc
but if you make a hot villain then people will get thirsty and demand redemptions and refuse to acknowledge their evil actions, no matter how despicable
Solution: Full body armor and masks. You don’t see people shipping themselves with Sauron!
…………..don’t look up Sauron on AO3
Nothing fails to crack me up like this post - the vain hope that somewhere out there is some awful nasty thing that there is not also a person whose kink that is, the idea that covering something up won’t make people obsessed with finding out what it looks like underneath, the surface level understanding of Sauron and complete lack of knowledge of the Silmarillion and it’s fandom, the fact that Sauron was canonically hot as fuck, the amount of Sauron erotica I have seen, God this post never gets old
The Poster Of The Comment: You don’t see people shipping themselves with Sauron!
The Very Large And Dedicated Community Of Sauronfuckers In The Tolkien Fandom, collectively:
Point. For those who have not read Sillmarilion, Sauron used to look something like this
if i saw a ring of mushrooms i would simply hop in it and chug the first beverage i see
rip to people who don’t want to be wed to the fairy queen but i’m different
all you bitches have the self confidence of gods to assume you’re gonna wed the queen and not be hunted for sport
THIS IS THE SECOND MASSIVE PROTEST IN PERU AND THINGS ARE GETTING WORSE:
- THERE ARE TANKS ON OUR STREETS
- THERE ARE MOUNTED POLICE IN CITIES EVEN THOUGH THEY SAID IT WAS PROHIBITED
- THE POLICE IS NOT ALLOWING PEOPLE TO GO INTO THE TRAIN OR BUSES IF THEY HAVE BANNERS OR ANY KIND OF SIGNAL THAT THEY’RE GOING TO THE PROTEST
- I’VE SEEN AT LEAST TWO VIDEOS OF PEOPLE BEING ARRESTED FOR GLARING AT THE POLICE
- THE EMPLOYEES OF SOME STORES HAVE BEEN ASKED TO HIDE GAS MASK FROM THE COSTUMERS.
WE NEED HELP
SPREAD THE WORD THEY ARE GOING TO KILL US
This is happening right now to our peruvian siblings, please help spread the word!
some eng language articles!
(dated 15 Nov 2020)
(dated 13 Nov 2020)
OP, or other Peruvians, if you know of any reputable organisations or just individuals who have gofundmes, paypal etc. to donate to pls link them!!
I want a relationship like this
The himbo energy here is impeccable
[Transcription: A well-dressed fancy lady and man stand facing each other in an old-fashioned movie*
Woman: “And now you want me to teach you jiu jitsu.”
Man: “If you don’t mind, Miss Plum.”
Plum, loud and excitedly: “IT’LL BE A PLEASURE.”
*She rips his tuxedo jacket off his shoulders, grips him aggressively, and yeets him over her shoulder in a jiu jitsu martial arts fashion*
Man: *Clasping her arms a few seconds later while she looks coyly at him* “Now, let me see. Um. Let me do it to you.”
*He appears very concentrated, the camera shifts to her soft smile and romantic music begins to play, accentuating a mood that he is NOT picking up on*
“Now, let me see first of all I, um,- I pull this down.” *He pulls her cardigan off her shoulders, her collarbone now exposed and she likes it that way, she looks very obviously at his lips, like this lady has absolutely zero chill*
“Now I do this!” *He jilts her shoulders into them so their faces are centimeters away, she looks like she would like to eat his face and he is still very concentrated but in a giddy boy way*
Him: “Then I hold you close!”
Him, confuzzled: “I beg your pardon?”
Plum: “Closer!! Close as you can!” *She is mentally having sex already*
Him: “Oh, yes.” *He searches her eyes for direction*
Him: “Now what do I do?”
*Miss Plum is absolutely beaming*
Plum: “Don’t you know?”
*She wants him to do things to her and he stands there mouth agape. You can see his one braincell struggling visibly in his hollow brain as realization of the century is dangling in front of him. He’s about to realize and then*
Him: “Of course! Now I apply the leverage!” *And he yeets her on to the floor*
*The music swells and fades, telling the audience that this man’s one braincell has failed him. Himbo of the century.*
Reblogging for that amazing transcript
YOU GUYS DIDNT SEE THE BEST PART
They are selling hilarious shirts and all the proceeds go to the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network‼️‼️‼️
Amazing. Truly amazing.
If anyone deserves a raise it’s the employee from four seasons total landscaping who answered the phone and went “yup, we can set up a podium and everything” and just acted like nothing was out of the ordinary.
Also now they’re selling “Make America Rake Again” stickers.
GUYS IT GOT BETTER
I once stayed at a B&B in Scotland that had 3 of these beasts. On the booking form it said “must like dogs”. What it didnt tell you was “you will open the door to your room in the morning and the dog will be looking eye to eye with you”
Say hello to my Eeveelution frozen cocktail menu!
Eevee: cake vodka, Kahlua, Bailey’s, chocolate eclair ice cream bar, chocolate syrup
Vaporeon: rum, Malibu, blue curacao, pineapple juice, Sprite
Jolteon: tequila, red bull, margarita mix, lemon juice, Sprite, salt on the rim
Flareon: fireball whiskey, peach schnapps, iced tea, lemonade, dash of strawberry syrup (for color)
Espeon: strawberry vodka, Hpnotiq Harmonie, Chambord, cranberry juice, Sprite
Umbreon: bourbon, coke, lemon juice, orange juice
Glaceon: rum, blue curacao, peppermint schnapps, lemonade, soda water, sugar on the rim
Leafeon: tequila, peach schnapps, lime juice, ginger ale, mint, honey and a drop of chocolate syrup for decoration
Sylveon: cake vodka, strawberry vodka, Bailey’s, strawberry shortcake ice cream bar, cream, strawberry syrup
fucking oh god
FUCK I WANT
I hope that “between the crematorium and the dildo store” becomes a famous saying for whenever a person has lost in the most pathetic and undignified way possible. Sort of like how we still use the phrase “crossing the Rubicon” two thousand years after the event.
Sounds about white
y’all, the racist restaurants are outing themselves and you’re really going to give them shit about it? this is a perfect list of establishments to run into the ground, and they’re handing it to you free of charge.
conversely, if a space is marked “unsafe” on the app, you know it IS safe for anyone with common human decency and can be happy with your dining experience knowing you will be protected by staff and other patrons if a MAGAsshole wanders into your midst.
Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men by Lundy Bancroft
Someone put in the “Why Does He Do That” quote
Tfw when men do that thing where they pretend they have no control over their temper. LOL It’s so funny like am I supposed to pretend that I don’t know you’re completely self-aware and present during this rage performance. Or should I pretend you’re the tortured hero in a movie, possessed by a series of fabricated flashbacks of the war and your father
I recommend this book so highly, I am literally always telling people to read it. Here is a link to a pdf version of this book. Seriously I think everyone in the world should read this it is the most helpful book I have ever read and honestly changed my life.
Reupload with this link above!! Thank you 🙏
Very good book, please read it, this knowledge is a form of self defence in our currently disgusting world
There continues to be social pressure on women to “make the relationship work” and “find a way to hold the family together,” regardless of abuse. Since so many people accept the misconception that abuse comes from bad relationship dynamics, they see the woman as sharing responsibility equally for “getting things to go better.” Into this context steps the abuser, telling his partner’s friends, “I still really want to work things out, but she isn’t willing to try. I guess it isn’t worth the effort to her. And she’s refusing to look at her part in what went wrong; she puts it all on me.”
What her family and friends may not know is that when an abused woman refuses to “look at her part” in the abuse, she has actually taken a
powerful step out of self-blame and toward emotional recovery. She doesn’t have any responsibility for his actions. Anyone who tries to get her to share responsibility is adopting the abuser’s perspective.
The biggest lie in the “you gotta admit your part in what happened” is not the victim-blaming. That’s there, but of course, it’s very likely the victim did do things that exacerbated the situation. They got angry too. Maybe they yelled or even hit back. And then they get blamed for starting it, or not stopping it, or some bullshit thing like that.
But that really isn’t the core problem with that claim.
The core problem is the assumption: “You joined this relationship and you are OBLIGATED TO MAKE IT LAST FOREVER if you possibly can.”
You’re not. Even if it’s “your fault” that your partner is unhappy, angry, violent. (It’s not your fault.) Even if you “annoy him” with whatever habit you unconsciously do that bugs him. Even if you deliberately annoy him sometimes, because you can, because it’s a form of claiming power, because you’re scared and aching and want to prove to yourself that you control some tiny aspect of your life.
The problem is the implied statement, “You must prove that HE is totally at fault in order to leave the relationship.”
You don’t have to. You can decide, “This is not where I want to be, and it’s not taking me anywhere I want to go, and I’m leaving now.”
And if he - or his allies, because wow you could be amazed at how many people are willing to jump to the defense of an angry man afraid that his partner is going to leave him - tries to tell you, “you messed up too! You have to give him a chance to make it right!”
You can say: “No, I don’t. I don’t want to see his attempts to make it right. I want out of this.”
You don’t owe him “a chance,” not because he is an abuser, but because you don’t owe him. You don’t “owe” anyone a relationship. Ever.
You don’t have to decide he’s totally guilty or you’re totally justified or he has crossed some specific line or you have reached some level of danger or damage in order to say “I’m done with this. I don’t want to do this anymore.”
Actually getting away can be a complicated practical matter. But deciding you want out is something you can do on your own, without any outside input, without anyone to tell you what that means to you. You don’t need anyone else’s consent to decide you’re done with a relationship. Being finished is not a negotiation.
You can decide, “I didn’t bring my best self to this relationship. I bear some of the blame for its failure” - AND STILL LEAVE.