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Feb 9

Hello All

I have created a new blog. heliotropebouquet.tumblr.com

I will be deleting this one in a week or two. please follow my new blog if you want to keep following me.

Feb 9

cosbyykidd:

saturnsorbit:

ddaughter:

i think its dumb if drug dealers get sentenced to longer in prison than rapists?? like people ask for drugs but no one asks for rape???

Drug dealers are incarcerated for trying to out-hustle the government. When it comes to rape, it’s no skin off their back, so they don’t care.

Just shows you how fucked up and selfish our government and judicial system truly is

My nigga you better fucking preach.

I also find it funny that drug users often end up with longer sentences than dealers. Like wouldn’t it make more sense to incarcerate the dealers and send the users to mandatory rehab?

Feb 8
iamabenedictscumbercookie:

WE NEED THIS BLOODY SERIES!

I read something somewhere from Steven Moffat where he said that Benedict, Martin and himself are all busy with other full time projects (Dr who, the hobbit, other feature films etc) and they all care too much about the quality of the show to just whip off another series for the fans and that’s why they are forcing the fans to wait. Which though it upsets me that I have to wait two years for the next series it’s actually pretty considerate.

iamabenedictscumbercookie:

WE NEED THIS BLOODY SERIES!

I read something somewhere from Steven Moffat where he said that Benedict, Martin and himself are all busy with other full time projects (Dr who, the hobbit, other feature films etc) and they all care too much about the quality of the show to just whip off another series for the fans and that’s why they are forcing the fans to wait. Which though it upsets me that I have to wait two years for the next series it’s actually pretty considerate.

Feb 7

I keep reading about this Nye vs Ham science vs creationism debate and find it funny that everyone seems to fall into either extreme. You can either believe in god or in science because if you believe in god science is obviously wrong and if science is right then there’s obviously no such thing as god. Can’t you believe in both? I do. I know that the earth is older than the bible says because science has proved that but that doesn’t mean god doesn’t exist. Just because the creation story is just a story doesn’t mean my entire religion is a sham.

Feb 7

I hate the "adoption instead" argument against abortion. It's a solution to parenthood, not pregnancy, and also, there's no guarantee your child once adopted will have a good life, especially in foster care. And it's already a tossup if your baby is born healthy and white, blonde and blue-eyed. God help you if they're disabled, of color, etc. It's so sad that that's the way the pattern works, and I wish the anti-choicers could remember that the system's not free of racism or ableism.

Anonymous

mariposa-enchantress:

This.

I’m not trying to diminish the fact that there are major flaws nay problems in the adoption and foster systems. But do you really believe that not having a perfect life or having to grow up in foster care is worse than not having a life at all?
(Real question, not a judgement)

Feb 7

Cis isn't an acronym. It's short for cisgendered. Which means someone who identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth.

Anonymous

Hmm that’s interesting. I didn’t know there was a name for that. I just always thought that gender was based on your biologically assigned genitalia and transgender was someone who felt biology assigned them the wrong parts. There’s evidently much more to it then that. Thanks for the info!

Feb 6

What does CIS stand for?

Especially when referring to gender equality issues. I tried googling it but none of the results made sense to me.

Feb 6

Five episodes into season 7 and I’m really missing Cas

Stupid f I king leviathans

Feb 5

knowledgeequalsblackpower:

bankuei:

babybutta:

brainflavoredzombiesnacks:

evangelworldorder:

Insane people get angry about a Coke ad in which the American national anthem is sung in different languages. Apparently you’re only allowed to be American if you speak English.
Link to the ad if you haven’t seen it.

sigh…

This is it… this is the world I live in… fml

I never knew a woman wrote the song, I never knew a queer woman wrote that song.

When folks wanna pull out “being oversensitive” about media representation, just remember all the people who got upset to see non-white people singing a song praising the US in an act of raw capitalism…

OMG. HOW CAN YOU VOTE FOR THESE PEOPLE!??????????? HOW STUPID CAN YOU BE???? These people need to be eradicated from the Earth. 

I love how the one guy is all the song is about unity how could they make it about other cultures and gay people?” Like do you hear yourself? Your words are one big contradiction. Coke got it right in my opinion.

(Source: sandandglass)

Feb 4
kamen-rider-rahbito:

meezdeez7:

knightofsuperior:

josukehigashikata:

fashinpirate:

im hollerin

Miyazaki: The Problem With The Anime Industry Is It’s Full of People Who Actually Buy the Content They Consume

 #I’M REALLY TORN ABOUT THIS #I LOVE MIYAZAKI AND THE THINGS HE MAKES #BUT NOW I FEEL COMPLETELY INSULTED BY A PERSON I LOOK UP TO #ALSO HE IMPLIES MASTURBATION IS AS BAD AS WAR????? #WTF MIYAZAKI WHO ARE YOU #I HATE SEEING THE PERSON BEHIND THE CREATIONS SOMETIMES #THIS IS HORRIBLE AND I WISH I DIDN’T SEE IT #IT’S JUST LIKE HORRIBLESUBS AND THE SHITTY THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT THE FANS WHO WATCH THE SHOWS THEY FANSUB #JFC FUCK THE WORLD 
Methinks Miyazaki has spent a little too much time going bar hopping with Hideki Anno

He’s the new Alan Moore. Was only a matter of time.

IN WHICH I WRITE A VERY LONG POST ABOUT WHY MIYAZAKI IS NOT WRONG AND I APPARENTLY CAN’T INSERT A READ MORE BREAK SO SUCK IT IN THAT REGARD TOO, I GUESS
tl;dr:
If you unironically call yourself an otaku, you’re lumping yourself in with some of the least-respected members of society in Japan, and you shouldn’t be surprised/outraged when a well-respected member of Japanese society looks down on you.
The things otaku like are off-putting, and because the anime industry makes most of their money from otaku, the anime industry in general is off-putting.
The anime industry should probably be restructured so that otaku have less power to decide what gets animated, otherwise the anime industry will collapse because NOBODY LIKES IT.
Gimme your lunch money, nerds.
Uh, he never implied masturbation is as bad as war. He’s being a cranky old man, as cranky old men are wont to do. The author of the article just listed those things as additional things Miyazaki doesn’t like.
And something you people really, really, REALLY need to understand is that "otaku" is not a term of endearment in Japan the way “nerd” has become so in the West. If I were to speculate, I’d say it has a lot to do with cultural values - here, we place a lot of value and pride in our individual identities, but that just is not the case in Japan. They, and the East Asian countries in general, place a lot of value in working to improve the collective. Being an otaku implies a lot of the things you’d think being the classical “nerd” implies - living in your mother’s basement, spending all your time watching anime/slacking off, and being a general drain on society. While that’s not “accepted” in the West per se, it is not directly contradictory to every cultural value we have. We’re just expressing our identities when we do those kinds of things. In Japan, they are the antithesis of a praiseworthy member of society.When the anime industry is, in Miyazaki’s mind, full of these kinds of people, who seal themselves off in insular groups and jack off to 2D waifus all day in between drawing said 2D waifus, that is a real problem.
Frankly, when I look at the entire catalogue of anime titles released over the past 5 years, I see what he means. Who the fuck is going to buy OreImo except lolicon siscon hentai otaku? Who the fuck is going to buy K-On! except ronery NEETs? I LOVE the Monogatari Series - but who the fuck is going to buy that shit except social rejects? 
Real-life people do not act like the people in those shows.Real people do not say to their friends/rivals in love “hey, let’s take a shower together while I fondle your tits.” Real sisters do not fall in love with their oniichan desu~s after many sessions of counseling. I love the tsundere archetype, but a real-life tsundere is someone that nobody wants to be around because they treat other people like shit.
I probably should devote an entire paragraph to lolis. (Most) people do not sexualize little girls, and in fact find the sexualization of of little girls to be repulsive. Why, then, are there so many lolis in anime? Because lolis represent a lot of things that a lot of men find desirable in women - innocence, petite bodies, cuteness in general. But for whatever reason, it has become not only okay, but the norm for anime to have prepubescent girls in compromising sexual positions. If you like flat chests - fine. If you like inexperienced girls - fine. If you like cute things - fine. Mashing all of those things together on a 12-year-old and slapping a bikini on her to appeal to otaku with those preferences? Most people will say that is fucked up. 
Fanservice is off-putting to a lot of people. Incest is off-putting to a lot of people. Lolis are off-putting to a lot of people. Unbelievable characters and character interactions are off-putting to a lot of people. But those things are things that self-proclaimed otaku audiences embrace, so that’s what the Miyazaki-proclaimed otaku in the industry draw. Because animation studios make so little money off of anything but DVD and merchandise sales, and otaku are the only people who buy that stuff, the anime industry of late has become inbred and stale at best, and offensive and pedophilic at worst.
Miyazaki is well-loved, both in the West and in the East. But he is not well-loved because his works are made for otaku. I’ve never seen anything he’s made, but the sense I get is that he’s loved in the mainstream because he tells stories that resonate with a hell of a lot of people. The problem he sees in the anime industry is that their works tend only to resonate with otaku, and otaku are not acceptable members of society in Japan. From what I’ve seen of what’s been released and been popular the past few years, I cannot blame him for thinking the way he does.


I can understand his point a little. Especially about the observing people part. Amazing artists observe life in order to recreate it. However about the war and masturbation thing I don’t think he meant masturbation is as bad as war but that war is like masturbation in the way that it’s only purpose is self fulfillment. That’s just my take anyway

kamen-rider-rahbito:

meezdeez7:

knightofsuperior:

josukehigashikata:

fashinpirate:

im hollerin

Miyazaki: The Problem With The Anime Industry Is It’s Full of People Who Actually Buy the Content They Consume

 #I’M REALLY TORN ABOUT THIS #I LOVE MIYAZAKI AND THE THINGS HE MAKES #BUT NOW I FEEL COMPLETELY INSULTED BY A PERSON I LOOK UP TO #ALSO HE IMPLIES MASTURBATION IS AS BAD AS WAR????? #WTF MIYAZAKI WHO ARE YOU #I HATE SEEING THE PERSON BEHIND THE CREATIONS SOMETIMES #THIS IS HORRIBLE AND I WISH I DIDN’T SEE IT #IT’S JUST LIKE HORRIBLESUBS AND THE SHITTY THINGS THEY SAY ABOUT THE FANS WHO WATCH THE SHOWS THEY FANSUB #JFC FUCK THE WORLD 

Methinks Miyazaki has spent a little too much time going bar hopping with Hideki Anno

He’s the new Alan Moore. Was only a matter of time.

IN WHICH I WRITE A VERY LONG POST ABOUT WHY MIYAZAKI IS NOT WRONG AND I APPARENTLY CAN’T INSERT A READ MORE BREAK SO SUCK IT IN THAT REGARD TOO, I GUESS

tl;dr:

  • If you unironically call yourself an otaku, you’re lumping yourself in with some of the least-respected members of society in Japan, and you shouldn’t be surprised/outraged when a well-respected member of Japanese society looks down on you.
  • The things otaku like are off-putting, and because the anime industry makes most of their money from otaku, the anime industry in general is off-putting.
  • The anime industry should probably be restructured so that otaku have less power to decide what gets animated, otherwise the anime industry will collapse because NOBODY LIKES IT.
  • Gimme your lunch money, nerds.

Uh, he never implied masturbation is as bad as war. He’s being a cranky old man, as cranky old men are wont to do. The author of the article just listed those things as additional things Miyazaki doesn’t like.

And something you people really, really, REALLY need to understand is that "otaku" is not a term of endearment in Japan the way “nerd” has become so in the West. If I were to speculate, I’d say it has a lot to do with cultural values - here, we place a lot of value and pride in our individual identities, but that just is not the case in Japan. They, and the East Asian countries in general, place a lot of value in working to improve the collective. Being an otaku implies a lot of the things you’d think being the classical “nerd” implies - living in your mother’s basement, spending all your time watching anime/slacking off, and being a general drain on society. While that’s not “accepted” in the West per se, it is not directly contradictory to every cultural value we have. We’re just expressing our identities when we do those kinds of things. In Japan, they are the antithesis of a praiseworthy member of society.When the anime industry is, in Miyazaki’s mind, full of these kinds of people, who seal themselves off in insular groups and jack off to 2D waifus all day in between drawing said 2D waifus, that is a real problem.

Frankly, when I look at the entire catalogue of anime titles released over the past 5 years, I see what he means. Who the fuck is going to buy OreImo except lolicon siscon hentai otaku? Who the fuck is going to buy K-On! except ronery NEETs? I LOVE the Monogatari Series - but who the fuck is going to buy that shit except social rejects? 

Real-life people do not act like the people in those shows.Real people do not say to their friends/rivals in love “hey, let’s take a shower together while I fondle your tits.” Real sisters do not fall in love with their oniichan desu~s after many sessions of counseling. I love the tsundere archetype, but a real-life tsundere is someone that nobody wants to be around because they treat other people like shit.

I probably should devote an entire paragraph to lolis. (Most) people do not sexualize little girls, and in fact find the sexualization of of little girls to be repulsive. Why, then, are there so many lolis in anime? Because lolis represent a lot of things that a lot of men find desirable in women - innocence, petite bodies, cuteness in general. But for whatever reason, it has become not only okay, but the norm for anime to have prepubescent girls in compromising sexual positions. If you like flat chests - fine. If you like inexperienced girls - fine. If you like cute things - fine. Mashing all of those things together on a 12-year-old and slapping a bikini on her to appeal to otaku with those preferences? Most people will say that is fucked up. 

Fanservice is off-putting to a lot of people. Incest is off-putting to a lot of people. Lolis are off-putting to a lot of people. Unbelievable characters and character interactions are off-putting to a lot of people. But those things are things that self-proclaimed otaku audiences embrace, so that’s what the Miyazaki-proclaimed otaku in the industry draw. Because animation studios make so little money off of anything but DVD and merchandise sales, and otaku are the only people who buy that stuff, the anime industry of late has become inbred and stale at best, and offensive and pedophilic at worst.

Miyazaki is well-loved, both in the West and in the East. But he is not well-loved because his works are made for otaku. I’ve never seen anything he’s made, but the sense I get is that he’s loved in the mainstream because he tells stories that resonate with a hell of a lot of people. The problem he sees in the anime industry is that their works tend only to resonate with otaku, and otaku are not acceptable members of society in Japan. From what I’ve seen of what’s been released and been popular the past few years, I cannot blame him for thinking the way he does.

I can understand his point a little. Especially about the observing people part. Amazing artists observe life in order to recreate it.
However about the war and masturbation thing I don’t think he meant masturbation is as bad as war but that war is like masturbation in the way that it’s only purpose is self fulfillment.
That’s just my take anyway

(Source: arabellesicardi)

Feb 4

Okay..

mommajediandherpadawan:

how many of you want to see the tattoo I am going to get? :) 

(This has to reach so many notes before I reveal. Let’s go with 25 notes.)

:) I partially think it won’t.

Feb 3

I think tumblr unfollowed me from you?

oh no! well you didnt miss much. unless you got unfollowed from my mommy blog too, I posted a few interesting things there. lacecurtainbaby.

Feb 3
partyatpeytonplace:

What it includes:   💋 A boppy pillow. Comes with a pink cover but also has a jungle cover.
💋 2 fisher price Laugh and Learn: Love to play puppies.
💋 2 ct. Johnson & Johnson baby powder.
💋 Rubber ducks!
💋 Assorted baby wash cloths!
Rules: 
💕You must be following me. This contest is for my followers!
💕You must reblog to enter! If you like it as well, you’re just improving your chances!
💕Ends March 1st.
💕We like to help those in need out. So if you tell us why you need it, it could sway your chances.
💕Winner will randomly be chosen by my fiancé. He’s going to go through and read some of the reblogs and decide who the winner is!
💕Enjoy and make sure you pay it forward.
💕 Doesn’t matter where you live, we will ship.

partyatpeytonplace:

What it includes:
💋 A boppy pillow. Comes with a pink cover but also has a jungle cover.

💋 2 fisher price Laugh and Learn: Love to play puppies.

💋 2 ct. Johnson & Johnson baby powder.

💋 Rubber ducks!

💋 Assorted baby wash cloths!


Rules:

💕You must be following me. This contest is for my followers!

💕You must reblog to enter! If you like it as well, you’re just improving your chances!

💕Ends March 1st.

💕We like to help those in need out. So if you tell us why you need it, it could sway your chances.

💕Winner will randomly be chosen by my fiancé. He’s going to go through and read some of the reblogs and decide who the winner is!

💕Enjoy and make sure you pay it forward.

💕 Doesn’t matter where you live, we will ship.

Feb 3

smile-tohidethe-tears:

herekumsfaberrittana:

Disliking someone who is black does not make you racist

Disliking someone because they are black makes you racist

Disliking someone who is gay does not make you homophobic

Disliking someone because they are gay makes you homophobic

Disliking someone who is a woman does not make you sexist

Disliking someone because they are a woman makes you sexist

EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS

(Source: cosimaniehuas)

Feb 3
  • Nail polish on my fingernails: *chips off when I sneeze*
  • Nail polish on my toenails: *survives a nuclear war*