prionailurus:

Well, that’s a profoundly bullshit update to the terms, YouTube. (adblock. adblock and support creators directly) I hope they fuck it up badly enough that they get their asses sued.

“Right to Monetize

You grant to YouTube the right to monetize your Content on the Service (and such monetization may include displaying ads on or within Content or charging users a fee for access). This Agreement does not entitle you to any payments.”

Pisses me off. I intentionally made sure I was opted out of the Partner program back when they offered it to channels my size (I’m not eligible anymore) specifically because I didn’t want anyone to watch ads. I’m not making videos for money, I’m making videos because I want to share things with people.

Now YouTube has decided to add ads… unless if you’re a Partner, where you have a completely different deal and can actually chose things for ads.

Please just adblock the crap out of them. I’m quite aware that YouTube costs a lot of money in terms of bandwidth to run, but they already make hand over fist in money from the large channels, they don’t need to monetize everyone. Hell, I doubt they’d even make more than a few cents over the entire lifetime of my channel; it doesn’t even make sense for them to do this.

evilauthor:

asterismjess:

mariposagal:

courtneycocoa:

rainbow-unicorn-monkeyballs:

basedgodtookmyusername:

“Good cops”

I need this to be watched by the masses.

This is the simplest explination ever and people still don’t wanna hear it.

Close up video of a black man with glasses and a red t-shirt

“I hate when discussing police brutality people like to say ‘but there are good cops too,’ there are good cops too?

Fam, there’s clean water. If I live in a house where the tap water is coming out dirty sometimes I don’t just say ‘well, it’s not always dirty so it’s okay, nothing wrong.’ No! I need to replace the system, I need to examine the system at the source so my water is clean and acting like water every single time.

The idea of a police man is to be good so if he’s not acting like that and if more policeman aren’t acting like that we got a system to examine.
Cause see tap water systems in houses- tap water systems have filters that are supposed to stop, uh, the dirt from coming through, when the water comes out of our sink and into my cup I’m supposed to be able to trust that that water is safe for me to drink on sight, I’m not supposed to have to, to test it at all. Same thing with a police man– I’m supposed to see a man with a badge and trust him on sight and know justice and nothing but pure things is supposed to come from him.

So when there is a possibility of that not being done there’s crap getting through the filter—we gotta fix this filter!
So if that water in my house is coming out dirty sometimes and clean sometimes, when I pour a cup of water I have a reason to be worried until I fix that system, until something changes I have a reason to be nervous when I pour a cup of water from the sink and I look at it am I like ‘is this gonna be a dirty glass of water or is it gonna be clean? Is this gonna be a bad cop or a good cop? ‘I shouldn’t even have to worry about that, I should see a cop and know for a fact that’s gonna be a clean cup of water, everytime I see him.”

@saxifraga-x-urbium transcript!

This is the best explanation I’ve seen on this. I tried to use the bad apple example before and it didn’t work because people don’t realize you’re supposed to destroy bad apples as soon as you find them to prevent spread.

This water explanation is simpler and cleaner. We need to fix the systems and update the filters.

prionailurus:

Necromancy can be done with consent (before AND after death) while a swath of enchantment is explicitly non-consensual.

Necromancers in my D&D setting are some of the most trusted mages in the land, as they provide essential services such as allowing people to speak with their fallen loved ones, investigating crimes, and get very angry when people abuse those gifts. It helps that their patron deity is the Young Goddess, a CG deity of exploration, curiosity, knowledge, and aid.

One of the already-revealed major villains of the campaign is Bertrum (they never found his body), a sociopathic Enchanter who nearly succeeded in charming the city council into killing each other.

prionailurus:

joetrudeau:

childhoodruiner:

at no point during this video did i know what was about to happen next.

“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.“

I feel sick just from *thinking* about how sickly sweet all that shit is.

prionailurus:

justgot1:

ladyprydian:

xdreamingnightmaresx:

kvotheunkvothe:

brodingershat:

That point in a piece of fanfiction where you can tell something embarrassing is about to happen so you start fucking around on tumblr because you’re a huge baby with a crippling overabudance of empathy.

I do this with every media I consume. I pause movies and have to walk around and prepare myself for second-hand embarrassment sometimes.

This is mE

Secondhand embarrassment. I’ve got it. 

I sometimes mute movies or tv shows to avoid it. Especially if I know it’s coming. 

I TOTALLY DO THIS.

this is definitely not exclusive to fanfic, I do this with movies/shows/books regularly (or as regularly as the 2nd hand embarrassment’s on the table, anyway)

Cringe comedy is the worst when it comes to this.

zorimi:

leoriowithaknife:

don’t make me tap the sign…

[Open ID:

Image of the “The Simpsons” meme where the bus driver taps the sign. The bus driver is taping the bottom left of the sign in the both images. The first one reads “Asexuality and aromanticism are inherently queer experiences. Even if an ace person is heteromantic or an aro person is heterosexual, they are still queer by the virtue of their aspec experience.”

The next image says, “Our heteronormative society is both allonormative and amatonormative and, therein, expects all people to experience sexual and romantic attraction exclusively to someone of the ‘opposite’ gender by default. Asexuality and aromanticism undoubtedly queer those rigid standards.”

End Id.]

justanangtsyteenager-deactivate:

omeryotam4:

This week I learned that 2/3 of American teens don’t even know that 6 million Jews were murdered in the holocaust.

This is so shocking to me, as this might be one of the biggest events in human history.

I wanted to share my photos from my trip to Poland, where there used to live the biggest Jewish community, a community that today is nonexistent.

The ‘grave’ of the famous teacher Janusz Korczak, who said he prefers to die with his orphanage children when given a chance to escape the death camp:

A famous synagogue, that is now a museum due to lack of Jewish people that can operate it:

Auschwitz, 2014, after the nazis made sure to hide the existence of the death camp back when they left it:

Real suitcases of Jewish people who got to Auschwitz, most of them probably died in a gas chamber moments after they gave away their belongings:

(At this point we were asked to not take any pictures, so I can’t show you the hair art the nazis made out of Jewish hair)

As part of a ceremony we did, we created a small monument with peace and remembrance in our minds. Mine is a growing tree with roots, to show how we grow using our history as guidance:

Today we have names of 3 million Jews who died in the holocaust, documented by friends and families. The other 3 million are unknown, because there was no one to remember them- their entire family and friends circle died with them.

I have my own family story, and my own grandfather is a holocaust survivor. It’s hard to find Jewish people who don’t have a holocaust story to tell because every single Jewish person has some connection to a descendant of a holocaust survivor, or is himself a descendant of a holocaust survivor.

There are 6 million Jewish people living in Israel today. Around 75 years after the holocaust. You do the math.

Please, remember this event. Please, don’t downplay it. This is not another illuminati conspiracy. This is history, it has evidence, and if we don’t learn from it we will get there again in no time.

Thank you for reading.

The lack of notes is disturbing.

The 2/3rds number is one of those “not telling the truth by telling the strict truth” statistics that people need to watch out about.

The study was specifically asking teens how many people died in the holocaust with a multiple choice answer. Meaning, yes, 2/3rds of teens said a number that wasn’t six million – as in some thought it might have been a bit more, some a bit less, not that 2/3rds of teens didn’t realize that millions died in the holocaust.

The number was more like 30% thought that fewer than two million people had died. Yes, that’s still really concerning and the study had a lot of other concerning statistics in it, but it isn’t 2/3rds of teens don’t think the holocaust wasn’t a big thing. If you had asked me as a young teenager, I probably would have said a number larger than six million too.
Source: The actual study, http://www.claimscon.org/millennial-study/