Accidental Blasphemy

The woods are lovely
dark and deep

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strawberrypatty:

ladiesofsherlock:

The September/October Challenge for Ladies of Sherlock is School Days! Draw, write, manip the ladies of Sherlock in school. 

This challenge is open to any sort of creative endeavour: drawings, writing, vids, craft, anything you can think of that’s creative.
It can be JUST one of the ladies in question, it can be several of them or it can be one of the ladies with one of the guys. However, focus MUST be on a female character.
All female characters from Sherlock are welcome, both major and minor.
Artwork and fic can be adult rated, however please tag appropriately with NWS and/or NSFW.
Crossovers are welcome, as long as one of the ladies of Sherlock is the focus.
Rule 63— otherwise known as Femlock— does NOT count as a Lady of Sherlock.
Any age is acceptable for the women of Sherlock being in scool. Primary, secondary, university… They can even be going back to school in the present day!
There is NO LIMIT to the number of submissions you can make.
This challenge is open from September 1st to October 31st.
To post your fill, post it in your blog with the tag “#ladiesofsherlock” in the first five tags or send us your post ID through our ask.(Challenge artwork by artbylexie. Used with permission)


New Ladies of Sherlock. You should all do a thing.


I’m totally doing this….

strawberrypatty:

ladiesofsherlock:

The September/October Challenge for Ladies of Sherlock is School Days! Draw, write, manip the ladies of Sherlock in school. 

  • This challenge is open to any sort of creative endeavour: drawings, writing, vids, craft, anything you can think of that’s creative.
  • It can be JUST one of the ladies in question, it can be several of them or it can be one of the ladies with one of the guys. However, focus MUST be on a female character.
  • All female characters from Sherlock are welcome, both major and minor.
  • Artwork and fic can be adult rated, however please tag appropriately with NWS and/or NSFW.
  • Crossovers are welcome, as long as one of the ladies of Sherlock is the focus.
  • Rule 63— otherwise known as Femlock— does NOT count as a Lady of Sherlock.
  • Any age is acceptable for the women of Sherlock being in scool. Primary, secondary, university… They can even be going back to school in the present day!
  • There is NO LIMIT to the number of submissions you can make.
  • This challenge is open from September 1st to October 31st.

To post your fill, post it in your blog with the tag “#ladiesofsherlock” in the first five tags or send us your post ID through our ask.

(Challenge artwork by artbylexie. Used with permission)

New Ladies of Sherlock. You should all do a thing.

I’m totally doing this….

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madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.


Thanks for straightening this out- these “less than 27%” stuff was kind of bothering me- I knew it must be incorrect =)

madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

Thanks for straightening this out- these “less than 27%” stuff was kind of bothering me- I knew it must be incorrect =)

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disclaimer- political posts

I usually like to keep my blog away from the radioactive-level of instability that is the subject of politics because, well, this just isn’t a political blog- plus, I noticed that politics can bring out the worst in people (myself included), forcing each other further apart rather than uniting us in our desire to better the country/the world. 

But I guess it’s inevitable that I’ll post political stuff every now and then, so just keep in mind my personal disclaimer:

  1. Let’s discuss rather than fight/argue.
  2. I totally respect your different, unique opinion/perspective.
  3. I may play devil’s advocate, but I’ll try to let you know when I’m doing so.
  4. I enjoy hearing and discussing the other side of a topic (even if it’s contrary to my “side”)
  5. Please respect my own different, unique opinion/perspective.
  6. My own views/beliefs/rants are NEVER a personal attack on any individual, race, association, country, etc.
  7. I love you all, no matter our differences!

There will still be a minimal amount of political posts on this blog. (However, I certainly won’t reject all political questions/discussions, etc.)

I am more than happy to discuss something and/or exchange ideas and perspectives- I find it really fascinating, educational, and eye-opening. I think looking at things a different way, even if you aren’t adopting that view, helps one develop his/her own identity as well as become a better person =)

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beemill:

kim-jong-chill:

i’m just going to leave this here

america can’t come to terms that they’re biggest human rights violators in the entire world.

This- to me- is such bull shit. I’m not saying that Michael Brown’s murder isn’t a horrible violation of human rights. It was a horrific crime that needs to be handled by bringing certain parties to justice- even then the terrible void in Brown’s family’s hearts can’t be filled. Their loved one is dead, no one can bring him back.

But “biggest human rights violators”? Are you fucking kidding me? I take no hesitation in saying our country is far from perfect, but we have been human rights advocatesfor decades. We may be the biggest, most persistent advocates for human rights.

We Americans take things for granted just like most human beings- we even take it for granted that when American society is outraged, the country, the government, the media ACTUALLY LISTENS. It does take a while, but they listen. THAT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN A LOT OF THE WORLD GETS.

No way is it perfect- and we still need to do a HELL of a lot better- but it is just plain ignorant to act like the U.S. is some Third-Reich-esque country. 

My aunt lived in Korea most of her life. She watched people die almost everyday- gunned down by “police” or beat to death by one of their own countrymen- she herself was sold by her stepmother to a man who beat and raped her mercilessly for nine years. (I am not criticizing the country of Korea, just hear me out.)

When my aunt came to America, one of the first things she experienced was prejudice. Someone made a racial slur about her beautiful Asian eyes. She reacted the way she would have in Korea- just ignore it and keep walking; so she left the cafe she was in.

Three people chased after her, one of them the cafe’s manager. She was scared she was going to be further harassed, but the strangers apologized to her for the jackass’s actions, expressed their outrage at the racist guy’s attitude. The manager said he banned the mean dude from the cafe because “no one deserved that treatment”.

My aunt tells this story through heartfelt tears. She always told me that it was then that she knew America was her second home. Never before had she seen people “so worried for a nobody, a stranger, a foreigner like me”.

She still loves Korea and raises her children to be proud of their Korean heritage, but she loves America too because "atrocities happen everywhere no matter what, but in the U.S.A., there is always outrage over the atrocities” and a “demand for change that is not ignored”. 

She and I believe that it is not the lack of atrocities that make a paradise (that’s just never going to happen), but rather it is the way a society REACTS to atrocities that show whether it is progressing, bettering itself or not. 

Forgive my language, but STOP YOUR DAMN WHINING. How does this kind of talk- America is the “biggest human rights violators in the entire world”- how does this help bring justice for Michael Brown and the many other victims like him?

What will help the U.S. progress away from racism, what will honor Michael Brown and not let his death be in vain is if WE, AS CITIZENS OF THE WORLD and citizens of our respective countries, decide to express our righteous outrage for the wrongful deaths/murders/rapes in the world/our country. 

IF WE SIT ON OUR ASSES AND WHINE ABOUT HOW HORRIBLE OUR COUNTRY AND/OR WORLD IS, WE ARE NOT MAKING CHANGE. 

Please, DO SOMETHING- like those courageous and noble people who protected stores in Ferguson from being looted even after the police were treating black people and protesters terribly- even after the fucking mayor seemed to turn on his people. 

No matter your country, no matter your race, do something about the atrocities. Demand change, protest peacefully, and express the need for justice and equality. 

So many countries (including the U.S.) have many, many advantages- but there are still many faults. Instead of sitting back as one of the rare, entitled human beings and bitching, WORK ON A WAY TO CHANGE YOUR COUNTRY AND THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THE BETTER. 



I guess the bottom line is this: there are way too many people who have died a painful, unjust death and NOBODY GAVE A SHIT. Too many people have been tortured and no one was outraged. No one was their advocates. It was all swept under the rug or even more tragic- no one cared.

But here in the U.S. (and quite a few other countries), that is not the case: we speak up for the “little guy” or the underdog, we are outraged by injustice and racism. We are advocates for people like Michael Brown.

DO NOT allow Michael Brown’s death to be in vain. Let it be the catalyst for a great change in the world. WE CAN DO IT!

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romanticizing-death:

bahboh:

one thing i love about college is that everyone is so exhausted that nobody judges anyone for sleeping anywhere like

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just rest your eyesimage

get comfy

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we’re all in  this together

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you are safe here

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it will be ok

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This is by far the cutest college post I have ever seen

I asked my RA why they got rid of the one tub in our whole dorm building and she said because too many people kept accidentally falling asleep in the bath and almost drowning. She was not kidding.

(Source: bepeu, via the-vulcan-in-the-tardis)

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