Walter Bishop: “I wouldn't trade it for the world, you are my favorite thing, Peter, my very favorite thing.”
My name is Tulco Atanvarno (Quenya), from México, 19 years old, born October 29th, with a fandoms, a social issues (of a wannabe social fighter) and a NSFW blog.
NOT A SPOILER FREE BLOG. AND EVEN MORE SO IF IT COMES FROM A BOOK.
There's an about me section now.
Prelude to the Kiss (171)
me and my doomed otps
Willow Smith’s crop top style.
That girl is going to slay the game in a few years, watch. She is going to be the new supermodel.
willow smith has been killin it since she was like 8, she’s so amazing
"and Moriarty is never going to change."
This is my mission.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICA YOU SEXY BEAST.
YOU’RE AMAZING AND I LOVE YOU AND I’M SO SORRY THIS IS LATE BUT HEEEEERE HAVE SOME WAN-KORRA-REFLECTION-HE-LIVES-IN-YOU-IDK EDIT-TYPE-THINGY!
Hope your special day was kick-ass. ;)
Aang love over here: x
a list of things that are taking me forever: this. still wip, gonna have to finish “animating” it and then adjust it so the blobs aren’t moving all at the same time xD;;
The side of Michael Jackson they don’t show you: his ACTUAL RACE.
On 6th February 1984, after winning an unprecedented number of AMA awards Michael spoke to black publication JET magazine about people in his life he was thankful for; Stevie Wonder, who expresses pride of race in his music.
“That’s why I love Stevie Wonder’s album called Songs in The Key of Life… He had a song called Black Man and I just jumped up screaming when I heard that record because he’s showing the world what the Black man has done and what other races have done… He named it Black Man and all these people who have got the album sing it. And that’s the best way to bring about the truth.”
He donates 50mil to black charities yet people call him a black sell out
finally finished! two generations of team avatar! new print for conventions~
the uncropped version here, darn you tumblr
Argentinian President Becomes Godmother To Daughter Of Lesbian Couple, Baptised In Catholic Cathedral
Carina Villaroel and Soledad Ortiz have friends in high places. At least, they do now.
Argentinian tradition dictates that families can invite the country’s president to become godparent to their seventh child. Yup, SEVENTH. In case basic math isn’t your forte, that means having SIX before. And then another one. (You’re welcome. You may now put your calculators away) Not an impossible task, of course, but it does make such a parental privilege a rarely sought one - and one accepted by the President even less frequently.
But after marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples were passed in the South American country in 2010, lesbian couple Villaroel and Ortiz thought they’d contact President Cristina Fernandez to try their luck. They wanted to ‘thank her for the law that gave us rights”. It was a lottery-style gamble of epic proportions, given that they had only conceived one-seventh of the necessary baby quota to warrant such a request. So when Fernandez agreed, the couple were instantly elevated to Cloud 9-levels of elation. But that wasn’t all.
In another progressive turn of events, the ceremony for two-month old Umma Azul signified the first time the child of a same-sex couple was baptised in a Roman Catholic church in the country. Specifically, a cathedral in Cardoba, Argentina’s second-largest city.
"Father Varas told us he had been waiting for a couple like us", Villaroel told Reuters. "And we happened to come and he accepted us. There’s been a real social change for Catholicism to have said ‘yes’ to baptising a child from a lesbian family."
President Fernandez’s breaking of tradition is a milestone of respect for families with same-sex parents. And while it may take the Catholic church some time before it formally approves of gay and lesbian relationships, the baptism of little Umma at least signals a step in the right direction.
Villaroel and Ortiz are now planning a wedding to follow.
what if age of ultron is like introducing wanda and pietro and it’s like
"the maximoff twins are mu[cut to another scene]"
and then later there’s a fighting and someone goes
"oh god she’s a m[LOUD EXPLOSIONS]"
and then in the aftermath someone’s like
"so you guys are [CAR HORN]ts huh?"
and it just keeps going through the whole movie
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'Expertise' as used here almost always requires the acceptance and approval of the Powers That Be - automatically excluding anyone who has knowledge that comes from experience (look, ‘expert’ and ‘experience’ have the same root for a reason), who can’t afford/has no access to traditional institutions through which ‘expertise’ is conferred, whose expertise conflicts with the agenda of those Powers, etc., etc.
The glory of Google and Wikipedia and everything like them is their ability to democratize knowledge. Furthermore, that is precisely what teachers want: to help people learn stuff, whether they normally would or not, whether it’s taught in schools or has been thrown aside for three months of test prep, whether it’s the area someone specializes in or is simply curious about… There’s no reason whatsoever that knowledge has to come from a ‘professional’ rather than some other source; that doesn’t make the knowledge any less potent, or any less true.
There is no division between “students and teachers, knowers and wonderers”. I am a teacher; I am also a student, always, because no matter your knowledge, you can always learn more. ‘Knowers’ v. ‘wonderers’? Really? How do you think people come to know things in the first place? I’m definitely an ‘expert’ on a number of things—an institutionally certified expert, even!—but I still wonder about all those things. Besides, who determines what is ‘knowing’? Plenty of those things I have expertise in are *not* institutionally certified, and that makes my expertise not one whit less.
For instance: I know a shitload more about recovering from traumatic brain events than my neurologist. He knows all about how these things happen in the first place, all the ins and outs and mechanisms; however, when it comes to practical advice for what’s necessary to not continue to fuck yourself up in the weeks afterward, he learns a hell of a lot from me. He’s an MD/PhD, he’s about as ‘expert’ as you can get; but that’s nothing in the face of actual experience. In fact, the main reason I knew he was an infinitely better doctor than the other neurologists I’d seen is because he acknowledged how little he knew about the experience of, say, having your life force drained from you by anti-seizure medication. Despite his honest-to-Dog genius, he does not pretend to all-encompassing expertise, or treat his fount of knowledge as the only valid source - which makes him smarter and more ‘expert’ than anyone who thinks they know it all.
And everyone knows that the only difference between professionals and laymen is that one gets paid for their achievements and the other doesn’t. It’s such a pathetic example, really: ‘laymen’ is a word created to distinguish the people who were not endorsed by the institutional Powers That Be in religious life; the Jesus Christ of the Bible was a layman, and as such was anathema to the institution. Now, we’ve all seen how much we should blindly trust and accept what the Church/etc. tells us, right?
Finally, that bit about “achievement in an area” is utterly nonsensical. Is ‘achievement’ supposed to stand in for ‘experience’—which, as already noted, is never accepted as institutionally valid in conferring ‘expertise’? Does ‘achievement’ mean an official document a la a diploma? How many of the world’s political leaders have degrees in management, policy, diplomacy, etc.? Have they ‘achieved’ less than those who have studied those topics in a fucking ivory tower? To reverse the question, there’s that old saw about how those who can’t do, teach. Now, I think that’s bullshit, because teaching is a fucking skill, and plenty of people who have incredible achievement in an area can’t go into a classroom and convey any of that in a useful way. By the same token, when those people *are* good teachers, do we keep them out of the classroom because their ‘expertise’ comes from experience rather than academic success? Never.
This whole thing is bullshit. All those signal words—expertise, professional, layman, student, teacher, knower, wonderer, achievement—are deliberately misused, ignorant of their actual definitions and meanings, to make a faux-profound statement that has no purpose other than to bitch about how the Powers That Be are no longer as all-important in conferring expertise as they used to be.
You can be an expert without paying for it. That really pisses this person off.
"I worry that in an information-driven age of technological marvels, nobody will treat me like I’m a wizard-priest anymore."
I think this is becoming a sort of under-the-table war. And I’m not really exaggerating. For example, recently various academic groups and journals have been banning their members and editors from having blogs:
“Academic blogging grew from the desire to compensate for people being unable to access academic scholarship,” Saideman told the Guardian. He said academic blogging has become a part of a professor’s job and that it is part of a movement to share scholarship with broader groups of people, including translating it into other languages.
One of his many critiques of the ISA’s proposal is that it further reduces the plurality of voices in scholarship, potentially affecting the number of minorities and women heard in academic discussions. If you’re telling people that the only way to be on editorial teams is by reducing your voice elsewhere, then that’s logically going to reduce the amount of voices out there,” Saideman said.
Aderonke’s family was killed and she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death in Nigeria – because she’s a lesbian. She fled to safety in the UK.
Now, they’re trying to send her back into danger. Aderonke, like dozens of other LGBT asylum-seekers, is stuck in a process that the UK government has already admitted to humiliating and abusing them. It doesn’t work or protect anyone.
But, if thousands of us speak out right now, we could get the Home Office to take the next step and halt the deportations. Will you sign the petition to Home Office Secretary Theresa May now?
Please sign the petition to stop her deportation! 70,792 people have already signed this petition. We’re almost at the goal of 75,000 signatures.