HELLO YES MY NAME IS DOUG AND I WILL HELP THE NICE SCIENTIST MAN AND PROTECT HIM FROM THE ROCKS IN THIS VAST DESERT YES YES I WILL HELP THE CARLOS
Although it would’ve seemed unbelievable not too long ago that a straight person would risk being mistaken for LGBTQ while on the job market, apparently some straight MBA students these days are being told by their teachers to attend LGBTQ career fairs. According toMatt Kidd, executive director of Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA), anonprofit organization known for hosting the largest annual conference for LGBTQ MBA students, this is an emerging trend at some colleges.
At the 2013 ROMBA conference, only 1 of the 19 student attendees from Rice University was openly gay. Students from the College of William and Mary business school were encouraged to register, but advised to skip the actual conference sessions and only attend the job fair. Overall, 10% of the 1,100 attendees at the 2013 ROMBA conference identified as straight. According to Kidd, LGBTQ students in attendance reported hearing other students say stuff like: “Dude, I’m not gay,” and “There needs to be less focus on gay stuff at this event.”
what if the dark was a conscious being
like every time you’re surrounded in complete darkness it’s just giving you a really big hug
you shouldn’t be afraid of the dark i bet it’s really nice
i just realized that my url kind of makes this a problem
Edward Elric opens a pawn shop called Equivalent Exchange
Could you voice Edgeworth ordering ice cream from an ice cream truck, as hard as it might be for him?
what a turbo nerd
i bet before carlos moved to night vale he used to regularly reinvent really useless household appliances all the time.
like ‘hey check this out it looks like a regular umbrella but it’s also COMPLETELY FIREPROOF’
and everyone would be like ‘carlos why the hell would anyone NEED a fireproof umbrella if it’s already raining seriously stick to science’
but in night vale everyones like ‘aw man this is PERFECT for when it starts raining fire/gasoline/literal death’ and carlos is just like ‘my time has come’
“Harry Potter is symmetrical.”
Not just symmetrical - this is ring composition, favoured by Homer and other good writers. The 4th book is at the centre of the ring.
JK Rowling knows her beans.
Reblogging because I like that phrase a lot.
i love everything about this post
I love how dementors are synonymous to Umbridge. I agree with this completely.
This… is really amazing. I-… wow.
The technical term for this is a chiasm. Props to JK for using a great old storytelling technique.
FUDGE PLACES DEMENTORS AT HOGWARTS
FUDGE PLACES UMBRIDGE AT HOGWARTS
guys remember when Lemony Snicket filled an entire page with evers?
Who cares about the page filled with evers? Lemony Snicket just made two whole pages black.
He don’t give a shit.
And that time he repeated an entire passage about deja vu to give the reader deja vu
What a series of unnecessary events
WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH STRAIGHT BOYS
i am literally shrieking with laughter over this
A client who accidentally CC’d me in an email to his colleague after inquiring about a project. (via clientsfromhell)
What? (via hoganddice)
HOLY FUCKING SHIT TUMBLR ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!?! tumblr, this is why you need to not with your ridiculous recommended blogs bullshit. you put fucking nazis on my dashboard. FUCKING NAZIS ON MY MOTHERFUCKING DASHBOARD. I am beyond livid. staff you need to remove this feature. this is unacceptable.
staff this is not at all acceptable and cannot be allowed to continue. stop this. people are being recommended actual nazi blogs. I personally have been recommended untagged posts about rape threats and posts that contain depictions of graphic violence and mentions of rape, all untagged. people don’t feel safe on tumblr. this is a serious problem and the staff need to fix it.
Blogs I’ve BLOCKED have been “recommended” on my dash I mean come the fuck on
P.S. The real world isn’t going to accommodate you and your “comfort.” When you get off Tumblr, there aren’t any trigger warnings. Wearing a nametag with your “gender identity” on it would be absolutely laughable. You’ll have to learn to be an adult and deal with people without being psychotic and wishing death on them.
Pretty sure foods are required to have allergy warnings and movies/videogames/etc. have ratings complete with specifying if there’s graphic violence or just a couple of curse words…
Hell even on the news they’ll say something if they’re about to show an especially disturbing clip. The news. The thing everyone watches for the purpose of learning about everything that’s happening, including the bad things.
Example: If they’re about to share a 911 call with domestic abuse clearly audible, you’re at least going to hear “This is the call that prompted police to come to the scene”. That is warning enough to make you turn off/mute the tv, or change the channel, or leave the room if you want to. No news station is going to go “There was a domestic dispu—*SUDDEN JUMP TO GRAPHIC VIDEO EVIDENCE COMPLETE WITH VICTIM SCREAMING INTO THE PHONE FOR HELP*”. The station would get in trouble for that. A lot of trouble.
Yeah, there are some things that are hard to avoid, but you know what these “psychotic” people you keep complaining about do? Avoid those things as best as they can. It’s not always easy. That’s part of why people like things like tumblr, BECAUSE things like trigger warnings or at the very least relevant tags that make it possible to take a break from the outside world.
Oh and your gender identity jab. I’m cis so I’ll use my sexuality as an example here. Let’s see. In the “real world”, even saying in passing that a girl is cute is dangerous if I’m not careful about when, where, and who I say it around. I need to nod and smile if a stranger on the bus starts talking about “Oh, you saw the new Captain America movie? Isn’t Chris Evans hot? I bet you wish your boyfriend looked like him, haha!” Saying “Yeah I guess, I’m more attracted to Scarlett Johannson though” could actually end in me being yelled at, hit, stalked, or even murdered. If not by that person, then by someone else on the bus.
Hell, even saying “I don’t have a boyfriend” can piss some people off, because they immediately assume a young woman without a man must be a dyke. So on tumblr, where most people can only type some nasty messages and hope they make me sad, hell fucking yeah I’m going to “flaunt” who I am and make sure I let people know they’re wrong if they assume I’m straight. It’s one of the only places I can do so without having to be scared.
And if I go to the one place I can normally admit I exist without fear only to see people encouraging me to “Shut up and deal with the real world” when I say I’m tired of the real world treating me as subhuman, I might get a little ~psychotic~. Maybe you need to grow up and deal with that.