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breelandwalker:

eldritchlunch:

grilledcheese4evr:

PRO TIP: watching “how it’s made” is SUCH a good way to combat an anxiety attack! There’s soothing music, a soothing narrator who’s intonation never changes (narrators never yell or change their speaking pace), it’s engaging enough to keep you occupied but doesn’t force you to think too hard!

also sometimes the narrator makes bad puns

Archive of How It’s Made Episodes on Project Free TV

sunrisedahlia:

So I found this (seemingly old) website that list science fiction works which deal with feminist themes

I’ll have to go through those lists sometimes, cause I’ve been looking for some sci-fi to read which deals with social issues

sydney kittening’s top 5 geeky books (in no particular order)

kittening:

  1. little brother by cory doctorow - it’s about a teenage hacker and his group of badass friends who try to overthrow the government and it’s cool as hell. i’ve read this book at least five times just because i thoroughly enjoy the experience of reading it. awesome book.
  2. ready player one by ernest cline - set in the year 2044 where everyone is continually hooked up into a virtual reality videogame and then the creator of the game puts a virtual scavenger hunt into the game that promises immense money and power to whoever finds the final prize. if you like video games you will love this book, there are references EVERYWHERE to classic games. plus it’s just a fun book. you will feel like a geek but in a good way.
  3. game of thrones series by george r.r. martin - yes, i did read every single one of these books. yes, they were all awesome. if you like the show, not reading the books is basically blasphemy. there are a fair amount of smaller storylines and minor characters in the books that didn’t make it into the show, and i think it’s interesting to note those discrepancies. i was initially worried about the length of these books but honestly they are super quick reads. the story is amazing and martin writes beautifully. you won’t be disappointed.
  4. john dies at the end by david wong - they made a movie out of this but it sucks, just read the book, trust me. anyway this book is about a world where a drug called soy sauce begins to make the rounds - except it gives the users a window into another dimension where terrible beings and forces from that dimension can fuck with them. this book is absolutely ridiculous but so much fun to read - i’d definitely take this one to the beach. the pages fly by because the plot is just so downright absurd that you can’t help but love it.
  5. the secret history by donna tartt - this is a different kind of geeky: a classics kind of geeky. i was given this book as a high school graduation present from my latin teacher and i’m so glad i was. it’s a super intriguing mystery about a bunch of students at a new england liberal arts college who connect with each other through their latin class and under the influence of their eccentric classics professor. basically they do some fucked up shit. it’s not the best book in the world (it was tartt’s first novel) but it’s a super good beach read as well, just because the plot grips you almost immediately. kinda dark, but in a cool philosophical way.

hope this helps some people!! if you ever want book recommendations or want me to review a book or anything please let me know because i honestly love doing that kinda stuff!! :)

Disability in Kidlit seeks disabled reviewers

cisphobeofficial:

disabilityinkidlit:

Disability in Kidlit publishes reviews of recent MG & YA novels featuring prominent disabled characters. Our reviews discuss both the technical and cultural accuracy of the disability portrayed and any stereotypes, tropes, implications, et cetera. What’s important: all reviews are done by people who share the disability under discussion—or at least a similar one. (See here for details.)

And there are a lot of books with disabled characters we’d love to see reviewed! We’re reaching out to the glory that is Tumblr to help us share this request for review submissions.

The catch: we’re run on a volunteer basis and don’t have the funds to purchase copies for our reviewers. We’ll do our best to help—we have some connections to authors/publishers and will happily reach out to them for you—but we mostly rely on our reviewers to purchase or borrow their own copies. The books we can provide with certainty are italicized.

We welcome reviews of any recent middle grade/young adult book by a major publisher, but here’s a list of books we’d particularly like to see reviewed:

ALBINISM
Akata Witch
Golden Boy
The Tragedy Paper

AMPUTATION
The Drowned Cities (hand, acquired)
The Fault in our Stars (secondary character; below the knee, acquired)
Otherbound (below the knee, acquired)
The Running Dream (below the knee, acquired)

AUTISM
Colin Fischer
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Harmonic Feedback
Rogue
Rules (secondary character)

BIPOLAR DISORDER
Bleeding Violet
Crazy
The Unquiet

BLINDNESS
Blind Spot
Girl, Stolen
She Is Not Invisible

CEREBRAL PALSY
Out of My Mind (MC uses a wheelchair and learns to communicate via assistive tech)
Say What You Will (MC uses a walker and computerized voice box)
Summer on the Short Bus (secondary characters)

DEAFNESS
The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin (MC uses sign language)
El Deafo (MC uses hearing aid)
Five Flavors of Dumb (MC uses sign language) 
Invincible Summer (secondary character; uses sign language)
Wonderstruck (one MC is deaf in one ear, other MC is completely deaf) 

DOWN SYNDROME
Dead Ends
Summer on the Short Bus
(secondary characters)

EPILEPSY
100 Sideways Miles

LIMPS and related
The Beginning of Everything (shattered knee)
The Demon’s Lexicon trilogy (secondary character; acquired limp)
Handbook for Dragon Slayers (MC has clubfoot)

MUTENESS
Otherbound (MC communicates via sign language)

OCD
Ball Don’t Lie
Don’t Touch
OCD, the Dude, and Me
OCD Love Story
Say What You Will

PTSD
The Mara Dyer trilogy
Something Like Normal
Speak

SCHIZOPHRENIA
Freaks Like Us

TERMINAL ILLNESS
Before I Die (leukemia)
The Fault in our Stars (thyroid cancer with metastasis forming in her lungs)
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (secondary character; leukemia)
Side Effects May Vary (leukemia)

WHEELCHAIR USERS
(not including those already listed in other categories)
Knife (secondary character)
Rules (secondary character)


Please contact us at disabilityinkidlit@gmail.com if you’re interested in submitting a review or if you have any questions. We’d love to hear from you!

Also, if you’re the author and can provide a review copy of any of the above books, contact us so we can update the list—and thank you!

If I could take the liberty of adding to the list

BLINDNESS

Things Not Seen

militaryfit-bombshell:

Super Silky Summer Legs
Next time you are feeling down, about to binge, going on a date, or just need to pamper yourself, do this. I just did it and I can not stop rubbing my legs together. It feels like I paid for that over expensive pedicure at the salon.
Ingredients
1 1/4 C Sugar (Yup, plain, good-ol’ white sugar)
1/2 C Oil (I used olive oil, but you can use any oil, coconut oil, baby oil, canola oil)
3 tablespoons Citrus (Lime or lemon)
1-2 Razors
Mix everything together in a bowl.
Soak your legs in the tub for 5 minutes.
Shave your legs.
Rub some of this mixture all over your legs. The sugar will help rub off all dirt and dead skin. Rub, rub. Feels like a mini massage.
Rinse it all off, shave again. I would use one razor per leg if you have two. You will be rinsing this razor a lot. I was GROSSED out by the amount of dead skin I was “shaving” off. It was insane! Trust me, you’ll see.
Rub your legs again! Second coat of wax, oh yeah.
Rinse off! You can use a mild soap to help get some of the oil off.
Lotion your legs up, and feel the silkiness!
Now this isn’t just geared to ladies…. guys, if you want to get lucky, I suggest you offer to rub your ladies’ feet with this mix too. It feels awesome, and when you get lucky, you will be thanking me that her rough grandma feet aren’t cutting your legs, if ya know what I’m saying… hahaha.
I have silky arm pits too!!
Try it, I swear, You will want everyone to touch your legs.

militaryfit-bombshell:

Super Silky Summer Legs

Next time you are feeling down, about to binge, going on a date, or just need to pamper yourself, do this. I just did it and I can not stop rubbing my legs together. It feels like I paid for that over expensive pedicure at the salon.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 C Sugar (Yup, plain, good-ol’ white sugar)
  • 1/2 C Oil (I used olive oil, but you can use any oil, coconut oil, baby oil, canola oil)
  • 3 tablespoons Citrus (Lime or lemon)
  • 1-2 Razors
  1. Mix everything together in a bowl.
  2. Soak your legs in the tub for 5 minutes.
  3. Shave your legs.
  4. Rub some of this mixture all over your legs. The sugar will help rub off all dirt and dead skin. Rub, rub. Feels like a mini massage.
  5. Rinse it all off, shave again. I would use one razor per leg if you have two. You will be rinsing this razor a lot. I was GROSSED out by the amount of dead skin I was “shaving” off. It was insane! Trust me, you’ll see.
  6. Rub your legs again! Second coat of wax, oh yeah.
  7. Rinse off! You can use a mild soap to help get some of the oil off.
  8. Lotion your legs up, and feel the silkiness!

Now this isn’t just geared to ladies…. guys, if you want to get lucky, I suggest you offer to rub your ladies’ feet with this mix too. It feels awesome, and when you get lucky, you will be thanking me that her rough grandma feet aren’t cutting your legs, if ya know what I’m saying… hahaha.

I have silky arm pits too!!

Try it, I swear, You will want everyone to touch your legs.

ska-itlyn:

So with the tour going on you could say I’ve gone a little… batty.
I needed a new flag. Also I’m totally in love with the shirt I got from the show I went to, so I made a shirt for my mayor to wear also.

I also decided to include my version of the rashguards, belt included. I made mine a while ago. I’ve seen some of you post your own (in fact, whoever did the Aqualady dress, I’ve got that one saved!) but decided to pitch in my two cents.

jisatsusakuru:

gehayi:

rhaithe:

typingfrantically:

Let me talk to you about books.
Specifically, one book. This book.
This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.
This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.
This book debunks such myths as:
Boys are better at math than girls
Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
And many other such myths.
Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 
Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
Experiences of trans people, both through interviews and empirical studies.
AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.
Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

So adding this to my to-read list.

And it’s currently available on Kindle for $3.34.

alphaalberto we need to read this.

jisatsusakuru:

gehayi:

rhaithe:

typingfrantically:

Let me talk to you about books.

Specifically, one book. This book.

This book should be a best seller. This book should be required reading for graduating from high school. Before you get that diploma, you read this book.

This book deals with debunking “Neurosexism,” which is a very fancy term for all of that evolutionary psychology bullshit that people spill about those “brain differences” between boys and girls.

This book debunks such myths as:

  • Boys are better at math than girls
  • Women make crappy lawyers/business CEOs/etc, as their brains are not cut out for aggression.
  • Men make crappy counselors/primary school teachers/primary parents/etc, as their brains are not cut out for empathy.
  • MEN ARE BUILT FOR GOING OUT AND HUNTING WHILE WOMEN ARE BUILT FOR STAYING HOME AND BABYMAKING IT’S NOT SEXISM IT’S JUST BIOLOGY
  • And many other such myths.

Furthermore, this book covers topics such as: 

  • Neurosexism and gender perceptions in multiple races (as this is not a singularly white experience, just as the western world isn’t a singularly white experience)
  • Sex discrimination in the workplace, and how women are (or, more often, are not) allowed to behave
  • How science is used (badly) to support many of these claims
  • Experiences of trans people, both through interviews and empirical studies.

AND FINALLY - It is all brilliantly researched, cited, compiled - and it’s easy to read! Cordelia Fine actually manages to be funny while writing this, which I think is important, because it makes all of this information infinitely accessible.

Delusions of Gender has reinforced what Oberlin taught me: The gender binary is stupid and arbitrary, and dangerous. And it is a self-perpetuating bias that needs to be addressed to be overcome.

So adding this to my to-read list.

And it’s currently available on Kindle for $3.34.

alphaalberto we need to read this.

a-sefardita:

chirikli:

ashkenazi-autie:

thearcanetheory:

biggadjeworld:

stardusted:

Movies you should watch: Arranged (2009). Find it on Hulu!

Synopsis: Rochel is an Orthodox Jew, and Nasira a Muslim of Syrian origin. They are both young teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. They also have something else in common—they are going though the process of arranged marriages through their respective religions and traditional customs. With both family pressure on the one hand, and the rejection of traditional values by the outside world on the other, Rochel and Nasira will have to rely on each other and their friendship to pull through this difficult time of their lives, striving to be strong women in charge of their own happiness, while keeping their deep religious and cultural convictions.

This movie is soo good! You should definitely watch it if you haven’t already, it’s lovely.

kajsfhldskfhakdjfkbh 
I know what I’m doing after class tomorrow.. 

THIS MOVIE IS PERFECT

I truly cannot recommend it enough, and omg Nasira is a perfect human being, and the actress who plays Rochel gets down SO MANY OF THE TICS of movement and gestures and everything that codes an ultra-Orthodox American Jewish woman. PERFECTION.

I WANT TO WATCH THIS!

This is one of my favorite movies. It’s also on Netflix!

But not on Canadian Netflix :(

luchabat:

I was playin Animal Crossing while watching today’s episode of The Aquabats Super Show. And thus, these were born. For the Anti-Negativity Helmet, you might have to edit the skin colors near the front if you’re tanned.

tangled-rose:

blackpoemusic:

readabookson:

The Trouble Between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement

https://anonfiles.com/file/877975186837dbbbcd57d841ffe5c26e

Segregated Sisterhood: Racism Politics American Feminism

https://anonfiles.com/file/bbe6cc9f05335a8144fa0be2098a06e8

Black Sexual Politics: African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism

https://anonfiles.com/file/6923ebcd172d45425d86da18c1926644

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

https://anonfiles.com/file/b4994a81e4c9747e42e1d5209e206dae

Ain’t I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism

https://anonfiles.com/file/81b95aa8e335602d1627e178361c8a72

Feminism Is For Everybody: Passionate Politics

https://anonfiles.com/file/5a31a895c6f4d226dd0ef07f88c8cbfd

The Womanist Reader: The First Quarter Century of Womanist Thought

https://anonfiles.com/file/dd9f429a320aab3076764568ae9be545

Black Feminist Voices in Politics

https://anonfiles.com/file/fb475479b90b47a6eebaf426840c9a29

Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968–1980

https://anonfiles.com/file/22aa61fc8933bb1dd59539d6a2662720

Reblogging for future reference

theblackgrlcoalition:

BOOKS FOCUSING ON BLACK GIRLHOOD (list mostly curated by Preta)  

  • BLACK GIRLHOOD CELEBRATION(Ruth Nicole Brown)
  • HOME GIRL MAKE SOME NOISE(Gwendolyn Pough)
  • CHECK IT WHILE I WRECK IT(Gwendolyn Pough)
  • HEAR OUR TRUTHS(Ruth Nicole Brown)
  • WISH TO LIVE(Ruth Nicole Brown)

i’ll add more later when i’m…you know, done reading them. 

KILLJOYS MASTER POST

parachemical:

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by Gerard Way, Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan

(click on the issue for all the pages or click on the numbers for different sections)

Issue 00 [1]

Issue 01 [1] [2] [3]

Issue 02 [1] [2] [3]

Issue 03 [1] [2] [3]

Issue 04 [1] [2] [3]

Issue 05 [1] [2] [3]

Please reblog this if you’re reading them!

elrics:





FLAPJACK MASTERPOST(Contains Links to Animated Show)





Season 1: Episode 1 ⋅ Episode 2 ⋅ Episode 3 ⋅ Episode 4 ⋅ Episode 5 ⋅ Episode 6 ⋅ Episode 7 ⋅ Episode 8 ⋅ Episode 9 ⋅ Episode 10 ⋅ Episode 11 ⋅ Episode 12 ⋅ Episode 13 ⋅ Episode 14 ⋅ Episode 15 ⋅ Episode 16 ⋅ Episode 17 ⋅ Episode 18 ⋅ Episode 19 ⋅ Episode 20
Season 2: Episode 1 ⋅ Episode 2 ⋅ Episode 3 ⋅ Episode 4 ⋅ Episode 5 ⋅ Episode 6 ⋅ Episode 7 ⋅ Episode 8 ⋅ Episode 9 ⋅ Episode 10 ⋅ Episode 11 ⋅ Episode 12 ⋅ Episode 13 ⋅ Episode 14 ⋅ Episode 15 ⋅ Episode 16 ⋅ Episode 17 ⋅ Episode 18 ⋅ Episode 19 ⋅ Episode 20Season 3: Episode 1 ⋅ Episode 2 ⋅ Episode 3 ⋅ Episode 4 ⋅ Episode 5 ⋅ Episode 6 

All of the episodes were downloaded from iTunes, so that means this is the best quality you’re going to get. Enjoy!

elrics:

FLAPJACK MASTERPOST
(Contains Links to Animated Show)

All of the episodes were downloaded from iTunes, so that means this is the best quality you’re going to get. Enjoy!