- You said: What if [series] is actually just a delusion and [character] has been in an insane asylum this whole time?
- I heard: Please stitch the sleeve-holes and neck-hole shut on every shirt I own and every replacement shirt I buy. I want pillowcases instead of shirts. Please make all of my shirts unwearable indefinitely, no matter how many times I undo your stitching.
“ The US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division confirmed in January 2014 that it has opened up an investigation into whether Connecticut judges are unfairly singling out and punishing disabled litigants caught in the State’s divorce courts. The announcement came in response to parents who complained that if the family courts even suspected a family member suffered from an impairment, judges denied them equal access to due process, took away their children, and imposed outrageous costs and fees on their families that drove them into bankruptcy and financial ruin.
Wow. The depth of ableism in the Connecticut courts is astounding. And I say that as someone who is not easily astounded by ableism.
(via disabilityhistory)Reblogged from disabilityhistory March 11th, 2014 32 notes #ableism
Reblogged from thebeatleswereterrible March 11th, 2014 11,131 notes #ableism #economic inequality #class warfare
"It’s the social economic version of “just stop being depressed”"
thats exactly what bothers me about “forget money follow your dreams” like lol ok poor people just stop being poor and do things start a business
just acknowledge we live in a capitalist society and that following a dream isn’t achievable for everyone like. be real. i’m a positive person but i’m not full of illusions about how things work.
Why don’t you take him for a walk? Crash a prom or something.
yeahbeeswax: #watson invite me to the prom #i want to be your date #please watson #you look so beautiful in this carolina herrera dress #i know it was expensive #let me make your night worthy of the dress #watson watson watson
(via intergalacticafro)Reblogged from brittanas March 11th, 2014 4,601 notes #elementary
“ When we took Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” into a maximum security woman’s prison on the West Side… there’s a scene there where a young woman is told by a very powerful official that “If you sleep with me, I will pardon your brother. And if you don’t sleep with me, I’ll execute him.” And he leaves the stage. And this character, Isabel, turned out to the audience and said: “To whom should I complain?” And a woman in the audience shouted: “The Police!” And then she looked right at that woman and said: “If I did relate this, who would believe me?” And the woman answered back, “No one, girl.” And it was astonishing because not only was it an amazing sense of connection between the audience and the actress, but you also realized that this was a kind of an historical lesson in theater reception. That’s what must have happened at The Globe. These soliloquies were not simply monologues that people spoke, they were call and response to the audience. And you realized that vibrancy, that that sense of connectedness is not only what makes theater great in prisons, it’s what makes theater great, period.
(via into-the-weeds)Reblogged from neverwasastoryofmorewhoa March 11th, 2014 3,872 notes #Oskar Eustis #Shakespeare #representation in media
Oh yeah, Benji's getting a radio station — but Daniel (who worked for a San Francisco radio station, according to The Vampire Companion, and Interview with the Vampire.) is gonna get saddled with Ambiguous Disorder, and probably be sidelined. I wanna be an optimist about his future story lines, convince to be one?
Reblogged from cloudsinvenice March 11th, 2014 6 notes #The Vampire Chronicles
Yeah, that’s one of the reasons the Benji thing stings - if anybody was going to be doing a vampire radio station, you’d want it to be Daniel. Idk, maybe Daniel mentors Benji into it, because if you’re going to have a vampire kid running around, it’s better for them to be occupied… though frankly I could cope a lot better with Benji at this point if he was going to be some kind of adult in a child’s body rather than Creepily Racist Funny Kid Sidekick Insert. Ack, god, I just want Benji offstage. If he could just be overheard occasionally on the radio, fine. You know, if he has to be in the book at all.
Daniel, though: if we’re talking about what I really want, I’d like to see some kind of reconciliation with Armand. Or at the very least, for Daniel to have a life and be portrayed as something other than Marius’s latest caretaking project. I mean, I’ve got no problem reading him in Blood and Gold as having fallen into a mutually beneficial arrangement while he gets his head together (i.e. Marius is exaggerating his dependency, spinning the odd near miss with the sun into Daniel being incapable of functioning independently), but that shouldn’t be where his story ends.
I’d like to see his relationships with other characters, like Jesse (fanon often has them being buddies, which I can see since they got turned during the same bizarre situation with Akasha, and they’re Americans of the same generation so have some fundamental things in common that wouldn’t necessarily be true for any two other members of the coven) and Louis (how’d they get over the whole interview thing, finally?) and especially, Lestat. I ship the fuck out of Daniel/Lestat. I know I won’t get it, but I can dream. At the very least, they should have the kind of easygoing friendship that they rarely seem to get with anyone else in canon.
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Also it kills me to think that Daniel would get over Armand that easily considering?? At least show us he hates him if it’s nothing positive! Even Armand who turned Daniel after declaring he’d never make a fledgling? I was so disappointed with what we got in TVA. I need reasons for their split. I need Louis feeling perhaps guilty for turning Daniel down the path for vampirism. I need Daniel having more importance as a character. )
"He was tall. Said he was a researcher. That he was happy. Well, he didn’t say but he looked happy. Your aunt saw him too, and from what Gwen told me she wanted to punch him. She didn’t though, and apparently they had a talk. Gwen thinks she heard your aunt crying, but that’s probably just Gwen. MJ saw him too.
Your aunt is doing well. The Captain says hi, and I think Mr. Stark was trying to but Director Chang called him for a meeting. Gwen misses you. Flash called your aunt last week to say sorry. He said he knows it doesn’t mean much and she almost hung up on him. But you know, he’s sorry.
I never saw your face when you were alive, but this Peter Parker looked like you but with a broader face. I think that’s because of age.
Your aunt asks you to say hello to your uncle.”
(via rainbowrites)Reblogged from harkbus March 11th, 2014 372 notes #Spiderman #Miles Morales #Peter Parker
So I learned from my friend that coconut water can be used as an emergency blood transfusion, and of course my first thought was “So, can a vampire drink coconut water?”
and of course we had this idea of these tropical vampires being horrified when these old world vampires come and are still drinking blood like some sort of monster.
(it’s probably not safe but the vampire image is hilarious)
Unless the coconut has been damaged, it is likely sterile. There is a single documented case where coconut water has been used as an intravenous hydration fluid when where medical saline was unavailable.
It does also say that it could cause elevated levels of calcium and potassium, but, y’know, if you’re desperate and lacking for medical supplies but have a lot of coconuts, it could save your life!
Whether it would actually be useful to vampires depends entirely on what the vampires get out of blood. Coconut water is more like saline solution or pure plasma, since it doesn’t have red blood cells in it. (Or platelets or white blood cells or anything else that’s supposed to be in blood instead of in coconuts, but at least for humans red blood cells are the most immediately important ones since they carry oxygen.) That might not be good enough, although if they’re the type of vampire who can’t eat or drink anything except blood it might be similar enough not to set off the reaction at least. And if the vampires drain something more metaphysical through the blood and the actual red liquid is just its medium - like World of Darkness vampires with Vitae, for instance - then they’re SOL unless coconut trees also contain the same kind of harvestable vital essence. Which would be weird. Not out of the question, but weird.
(via rukafais)Reblogged from darkwater-smidge March 11th, 2014 16,092 notes #Vampires reflect their media