Argentina. 27. Harry Potter. Fanartist. Fanficcer. Writer, Wrocker (or trying to).
shout out to everyone who lives in a country where nobody gives a shit about halloween
Sometimes I remember that the Master telling the Doctor “oh, whatever did you do to your hair?” is canon an I just cannot.
This man is qualified to play as nightwing
This man is qualified to fuck me
WHERE DO I GET ONE. I WANT SEVEN
Doctor + guns
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SMALLVILLEThe longest-running superhero series in television history made its debut back on October 16, 2001, on the WB with 8.4 million viewers.
Either make Naruto hokage or show Kakashi’s face we did not dedicate almost 700 chapters to not see at least one.
I’m not even in this fandom and I feel this text post hard
Hagrid Hagrid Potter, you were named after the onLY GUY IN MY LIFE WHO LOOKED OUT FOR ME WITH ZERO ULTERIOR MOTIVES HE LITERALLY JUST CARED ABOUT ME BECAUSE HE WAS A GENUINELY NICE PERSON AND HE DESERVES SOME RECOGNITION FOR THAT
his name is Rubeus.
What is happening in Mexico?
- How it began
On September 26, students our age (~19-22) were attacked by the local police and gangs in Iguala, Guerrero in Mexico. They were studying to become teachers at Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa. I have read many articles about how the students were in the town to ask for money to help pay tuition, to protest discrimination of rural school teachers, to travel to commemorate another student massacre of 1986, etc., so I am unsure of what is what here. But the students were on the buses and police blocked their way to get the students out. When they did, they opened fire on the students at once. Some students threw rocks back in self-defense, but the students were unarmed. Six people died and 17 were injured. Three students died, a taxi driver, a woman in a taxi, and a football player that was just 15 years old (x). The injured were taken away by an ambulance, local journalists came, etc but it was not over as more men came in plain clothes and rifles (x). These men are apart of Guerreros Unidos and work for the Beltran Leyva cartel. The students were forced into police vans and have since disappeared. 43 students are missing.
Some of the students escaped by hiding in nearby houses. One terrified student tried running away, but he was found later yet with his eyes gouged out and his face completely sliced away to the bone. A YOUNG MAN only 19 years old suffered through this. (As a warning, be aware that there are photos online and that while searching deep through articles and tags, they are present.) A survivor of the attack says this is “symbol of the cartel assassins” (x).
- The Mass Graves
~ More than a week later, on Saturday, authorities found mass graves nearby that has 28 burned remains with the tips (x). We fear that this may be some of the students. We won’t have DNA analysis to confirm anything for another two weeks, if not longer.
MORE mass graves were found yesterday, but it is still unknown about how many remains these graves have (x).
Keep in mind that the CITY MAYOR AND HIS WIFE are on the RUN. No one knows where they are.
We still don’t understand the reason behind this violence. Why kidnap and kill these young men? There are several explanations online, but how do you explain something like this? One story is that the mayer’s wife was giving a speech that day and did not want to be disrupted by the students. Keep in mind that the wife is the head of the city’s family welfare department and also has family connections to cartels (x). There are other alternatives online, but I don’t know. I just don’t.
- You cannot be silent about what is happening in Mexico
You can’t. You just can’t. Social media has a big impact and this story has to spread. In the last 24 hours I have seen an incredible boost in coverage about Ayotzinapa.
On Wednesday, thousands protested the disappearance of the students in Mexico.
Amounting pressure is being put on the Mexican government to find the missing students. There is also added outrage and demand ‘to punish politicians linked to organized crime’. It is no shock when considering the police corruption and brutality in Mexico. As Mexico bleeds, we all bleed.
Americans cannot ignore the violence of drug cartels and place it as just a problem in Mexico. There is too much innocent bloodshed. And because BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars are collected in the United States by Mexican drug cartels, it is a shared responsibility (x). CHILDREN ARE DYING. Do not skim over these articles, do not just read them and do nothing, you have to act and spread the information. Do not be silent. Please, please, please help and pay attention.
- Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held | BBC
- Mexico relatives search for students in Guerrero | BBC
- Mexico missing students: New mass graves found in Iguala | BBC
- There’s little mystery to this mass grave: Mexico’s drug war is killing children | The Guardian
- Are missing students in mass graves found near Iguala, Mexico? | CNN
- Mexico Drug War Fast Facts | CNN
- Iguala, Guerrero, tiene un viernes violento con ataques y muertes | CNN (Español)
- Survivor of Mexico Student Massacre: ‘It Was Terrifying’ | NBC
- Anatomy of a Mexican Student Massacre | The Daily Beast
- The Apparent Massacre of Dozens of Students Exposes the Corruption at the Heart of Mexico | TIME
- 43 Missing Students, 1 Missing Mayor: Of Crime And Collusion In Mexico | NPR
TUMBLR TEXT POSTS (these have better information than I can explain)
- free-clementine | Nobody even cares what’s happening in Mexico.
- thinkmexican | Mexico Takes to the Streets for Students of Ayotzinapa
- animalsandtrees | In Mexico
- riseandshinecourage | Please, stop to read this.
- there are more and more if you just search
If there any corrections that need to be included, please just add them in.
mierda, no sabía nada de esto. No lo vi en ningún diario…
An interesting problem to face as a writer, if you create a character with the explicit purpose of making them represent a vile, unlikeable person with horrible opinions, what responsibility do you have if that character becomes a runaway favourite with exactly the type of person you’re attempting to lampoon? Suddenly your audience is full of these terrible people with terrible opinions, idolizing your terrible character, treating them like a role model, parroting their ignorant speech in everyday conversation, emulating their actions, perpetuating their harmful behaviour in real life, and generally replacing the audience you intended to cultivate with the audience you intended to lampoon. How do you take the reigns back? What responsibility do you have to amend your approach and show that this character is not to be idolized. It’s easy enough to say “the opinions of the writer are not the opinions of the character” and dust off your hands, but what responsibility does the writer have to dissuade fans who DO support the opinions of the character and champion them as validation for their own behaviour?
It’s easy enough to call this a trap of lazy writers, but even highly critically acclaimed work falls victim to it. In an interview I’m having trouble tracking down again, Alan Moore has described running into this sort of problem with Rorschach in Watchmen being celebrated for all the qualities he was attempting to use him to criticize. The folks behind Breaking Bad essentially had to flat out tell audiences “No. Walt is a bad guy” in venues outside of the show to try to stem the tide of people idolizing him. The rebellious, fuck-the-rules renegade going his own way is very appealing to people who feel as though their behaviour has been muzzled by virtue of having to share society with other people who aren’t exactly like them and let them do whatever they want, so naturally they take these characters as heroes and put them on a pedestal.
The cultivation of the fanbase you want to have is something I think about a lot, because if you don’t actively consider this sort of thing you can end up amassing an audience responsible for some pretty reprehensible behaviour and being saddled with their reputation when you face the general public. At the same time there’s such a fine line to walk between making intentionally unlikeable characters CLEARLY a criticism of the sort of behaviour you’re trying to portray in a negative light and making them one dimensional strawmen. I dunno, it’s tough, it’s a line between creativity, storytelling, and social responsibility.
your responsibility as a writer is to tell a story, to the best of your abilities.
everybody else is responsible for their own actions.
Look at this
I’ve never made this connection before…at the beginning of DH Hermione tells Ron and Harry how a wizard who’d split his soul could heal himself, save himself…remorse
Harry James you precious baby
I’ve read this second bit before, the whole try for some remorse thing, and thought it was just a Harry stabbing in the dark, but nO
It was so calculated
He remembered that conversation
actual, possible redemption for Voldemort
he kept that hope, however slim, that Voldemort could be saved
before they cast their final curses, after all that happened, Harry was actually trying to get Voldemort to mend himself back together
Harry james potter you compassionate jerk trying to save your mortal enemy before he utterly and finally destroys himself
This is everything
Yes. Dh2 is the worst film adaptation I can’t.
It’s even better.
Harry went off and monologued to his heart’s content because he knew he had won.
He gave Voldemort the chance to save his soul, to become whole again and maybe be able to pass to whatever afterlife wizards have - but knowing that doing it would kill him anyway.
Voldemort was going to die that day. Harry was just offering him another way to die.
u little badass i love you
I just realised
Steven Moffat, despise his many lesbian(/bi/questioning) female characters, has never actually showed process of two people of the same gender falling in love.
everyone either starts as married or bangs a dude, or both
I think we see Jack falling for the Doctor, but it hasn’t been in the spotlight.
I think it’s a consequence of not having non-straight people as main characters, or at least more than one at the same time.
Dark Eyes 3 is released in November. Pre-order now for just £20!
Wait Molly is not appearing in episodes 3 and 4? T_T
Introduction to Doctor Who 8.08 “Mummy on the Orient Express”
▬ So clearly Clara IS in this episode. I hope she does something worth to be taken to the Orient Express in space. Such as “apologizing" for her overreacting in the last episode!
I didn’t want her back until the finale, but some sort of acknowledgment that she was wrong would be nice.
sadly they’re probably gonna make it like he was in the wrong…
How I feel has nothing to do with it. I immediately sent this message to the NZ police and directly to the FBI and directly to the victims’ assistance counsel who has been keeping me up to date on everything, informing them that you, my stalker, have now broken the terms of your arrest.
The terms, as a refresher, were:
- No using the Internet
- No using post
- No contacting Melissa Anelli or any of her family and friends
- No contacting anyone in North America.
No one but my stalker would have had any information about the severity or lack thereof of her sentence. And after 6.5 years I can spot a sentence she has written from a mile away without reading glasses. I am publishing this so that it is well known that she has broken the terms of her bail. Because the last time I wasn’t silent about one of her messages, it led to her arrest. I don’t want this break of her bail conditions - while awaiting sentencing no less! - to go unnoted.
The Melissa of a year ago would not have published this. But I am so done. I have done everything everyone has asked. I have written the letters to the judges going over the whole thing in excruciating and personally painful detail. I have saved evidence with the organization of a librarian. I have answered every question and waited through every deferment and delay, and I am done just doing what is usually done in these instances. This is endless, and it is harmful, and it must stop, and “getting off lightly” would be a complete travesty. As is the fact that no one is monitoring her well enough to see how she is breaking the terms of her bail, and that no one is convinced she should be incarcerated in some fashion.
You know what I’m not done with, and can’t just decide to be done with? Being a victim. That is up to the people who work for the legal system of New Zealand. My being a victim. Up to them. How I deal with being a victim? Up to me. Whether I am continually victimized? Them.
And maybe making this public will make me less sympathetic to some judge down there and that will lessen her sentence for some completely non-sensical reason, I don’t know. But I am so beyond done with it being everyone else's call.
This is life with a serious stalker. Everyone who is worried about harassment on the Internet needs to see and know and understand this. This goes beyond getting hordes of hateful or threatening YouTube comments: this is about when someone gets in. We are talking about 6.5 years of constant threats and abuse that go offline and into the physical realm, stalking and harassment that touch everyone I know, that has not yet been deterred by TWO ARRESTS and the threat of jail. If you aren’t sure what this post is about, read this for a reminder.
Excuse me. I must now go and undo all of the small victories from the past few months, starting with the allowing of asks.
It was nice there, for a while, feeling normal.
I share this, because this story has been such a horror. 6.5 years. Hundreds—is it thousands? it must be well into the thousands now—of graphic rape and death threats coming from one clearly identified (self-identified, even) person. An FBI investigation. Two arrests. And still, even during sentencing, the stalker tries to taunt Melissa.
This is the reality of online stalking.
Here’s my wish: that this case is a precedent for justice and action taken. If the New Zealand courts fail now, then they really fail. Please share this—because it’s real. I’ve seen this, what’s it’s done to Melissa. I’ve gotten notes from the stalker myself. Press, victim services, whatever you can reach, please reach. Please reblog. This one has to end. They all have to end.