radicalbehavior:

Tell me about a time where a white child was killed and black people made a hashtag mocking their death, a Halloween costume mocking their death, or a celebration of their death in any way shape or from. NEVER!!

Black pride has never been about hating white people, but white supremacy has always been about hating black people.

souljaboyemoji:

souljaboyemoji:

ammit420:

*dick hard but i gotta stand up*

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did u kno if u flex any muscle fah 60 seconds ya meat will retreat

I went 20 years w/o knowin my dick gotta cheat code, I needa spread tha good word

Police brutality is happening all the time, has been happening all this time

annalevys:

sciencemyfiction:

And we need to do something about it. 

Attended another rally today, and while I have my qualms about certain participants letting their personal feelings lead them to saying really shitty things about the black women who suffered and organized these rallies while trying to demand more interest from young black men, I want to stress that we are trying to seek justice in Phoenix now, too

Michelle Cusseaux was in the middle of an episode, according to her mother, when she called the emergency line for help. Police were dispatched. When they arrived at her apartment, she told them she did not need their help; they (four officers according to some eyewitness reports, six according to others) forced entry into her home and, seeing that she (a small, 5’7” 140lb older woman about to turn 51) was holding a hammer, one of them— a 19 year veteran, according to the PHX PD who have yet to release said officer’s name— fired on her, fatally. 

THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. This is happening everywhere. This is not a problem unique to the USA, this is not a problem unique to Ferguson, MO, this is not a problem unique to Phoenix, AZ. This is a worldwide epidemic. This is what racism is.

You know what they’re trying to do to this poor old woman? Bring up a criminal background from twenty years ago. 

Being a criminal doesn’t deny you the right to live. Not when you do the crime, and not twenty years later. There is no justification for murder and the end goal we need to see is THIS:

-BAN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT AS AN ACCEPTABLE MEANS OF PUNISHMENT IN THE USA

-DEMILITARIZE THE POLICE

-HOLD THE POLICE ACCOUNTABLE- ALL POLICE ACROSS THE USA SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO WEAR RECORDING EQUIPMENT WHILE ON-DUTY.

An innocent old woman who posed no threat to anyone but herself, who should have been helped to the hospital or to a medical care facility appropriate to her episode, was MURDERED on Thursday night. This is no accident, this is racism. This is ableism. And this is abuse of power. IT HAS TO STOP.

She only should have been hospitalized if she wanted to be hospitalized, if not she should’ve been left alone, but otherwise, yes.

One of the reasons why I don’t like being sick is because I have to play the “Which illness did I get?” game.

A - Common Cold

B - Flu

C - Sinus Infection

D - Allergies

E - Go to Doctor because you don’t even know what the fuck it is.

I also have a shitty immune system so a lot of things can put me out for a week. And since I have a job, that’s not usually a good thing. Especially as a cashier. Who sometimes has to work with food.

Let’s hope this NyQuil can actually do its job long enough that I’m actually stable enough to work tomorrow. Otherwise, I’m SOL.

IMPORTANT POST: PLEASE READ

inyous:

Can we please stop stealing people’s art without their consent?

Especially Japanese artists?

Because believe or not, when you take a dojinka’s art and post it somewhere else without permission, not only will you make them very sad (not to mention angry) when they find out, but you could cause them some serious legal problems as well. 

I am not lying. Artists are in danger of losing everything they have if distribution of their parody work gets out of hand and the original publishing company gets wind of it (and decides to prosecute). Quite a few artists have already had their lives pretty much ruined because of the thoughtless actions of irresponsible western fans.

The reason why the dojinshi industry and sites like pixiv are even allowed to exist is because of the implicit understanding that artists who make parodies will control and limit the circulation of their digital artwork, and that printed dojinshi will only be made available to a limited audience. When you take an artist’s work and upload it somewhere else, you are taking away that control, and putting them at risk

Re-posting art without the artist’s explicit permission is not okay. Adding a source does not get you off the hook either. Neither does not adding a source at all, or saying you don’t know the artist. You took something without permission, and that means you stole it. Reblogging and liking such posts only gives re-posters the incentive to steal even more art - making the situation worse for the artist. For the love of god, have the decency to respect the rights of other human beings.

Still not convinced? Then let me take an example of an artist I’m sure you’re all familiar with: emi (of the 10-RANKAI circle).

Thousands of western fans have constantly been stealing her art for years. As a result, not only she has changed her website url multiple times, but has now renamed her circle in an effort to shake off the so-called fans who keep going against her wishes and stealing her work.

Unfortunately, her new url has already been found, and her gallery has been plundered of its copyrighted content. And it seems that re-posters can’t read, because they clearly don’t heed what she says on her site; in FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, including plain English:

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DO NOT UPLOAD MY FANWORKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, COPY AND REPRODUCE THEM, PUBLISH THEM IN FANZINES WITHOUT PERMISSION.

There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to disrespect the wishes of artists like her in this manner. If this continues, she will no doubt block foreign servers from accessing her site, or perhaps even stop sharing her work with others altogether. I’ve seen this happen to so many other artists who couldn’t take this abuse before. 

But pixiv artists don’t say they don’t allow re-uploads on their profiles.

That’s because it’s already prohibited in the terms of use, and they don’t feel the need to repeat it. You can even find it on the help page:

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This art theft has gotten so fucking bad, a flipping union has been formed to try and protect amateur artists’ rights. I shit you not (and by the way, emi happens to be a member).

But where will I get my fanart?

You’re free to browse artist’s galleries, save art to your hard drive, and enjoy them at your leisure. Just don’t upload the art. It’s not yours. You have no right. 

But I wanna share awesome pixiv art with my friends.

Then link them to it without re-uploading the damn image. It’s not hard.

But I wanna share art on my online communities.

There are many wonderful artists with tumblr accounts. Look for them, enjoy their work, reblog from them. Your support will inspire them to create more, and encourage other artists to come in (I can’t tell you how many times a tumblr artist has said they won’t make art for this fandom because there are too many unscrupulous art thieves in it).

Quite a few Japanese artists are here too (a popular Korean narusasu artist um-mmma gets their art stolen all the time, yet they’re already on tumblr). You could always learn to draw as well. You might turn out to be good at it. It’s fulfilling to make your own fanwork (and it’ll also help you appreciate the feelings of other creators). If you can’t, you can always just ask artists if you can share their stuff. 

But I don’t know Japanese!

Most pixiv artists have a basic grasp of English. Keep your sentences simple and they can manage. You can always make use of Google translate, and you could also use these templates. It’s not hard, and artists really appreciate it. Why give them headaches when you can make their day?

I asked the artist and they refused/I got no reply.

If the artist hasn’t replied, then do not re-post. If they say no, do not re-post. Ever.

Can’t we be more creative as a fandom and not get by through stealing? Is that how we’re going to support our pairing? Through plagiarism? Are we gonna keep appreciating dreadful thief blogs like sasunaruyaoigirl? Are we that desperate to get notes? Are we gonna keep abusing these artist until pixiv blocks out all foreign access? Tbh, our pairing tags are a fucking eyesore, far worse than almost any other Naruto pairing I’ve ever seen. We’re better than this. It’s possible (not to mention easy) to run a fandom blog without snatching art from somebody else.

STILL NOT CONVINCED?

Educate yo’self with these materials (x) (x).

Good night!