Tuesday, April 15, 2014

… That was a space armadillo.



For more information about Autism Acceptance Month, go to http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/

This video was produced in collaboration with We Are St. Elmo’s Fire: http://www.youtube.com/WeAreStElmosFire
Written and directed by Maia Ledesma: http://www.twitter.com/thatmaia
Drawings by Greg Lehner: http://www.twitter.com/GregoryLehner
Editing and animation by Leah Mann: http://www.leahmanncreative.com

"Bright Wish" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Transcript of the text on screen (there is no spoken words):
Listen Up
I am Autistic
And that’s okay. 
I’m a human being just like you.
I have feelings just like you.
I can speak for myself just like you.
What you’ve heard about me is wrong.
No need to fear or pity me.
No one knows me better than me. 
So let’s talk.
Get to know the real me.
You may just learn something. 
April is Autism Acceptance Month. 
[ASAN Logo; Autism Acceptance Month logo]
Acceptance is an action.

Monday, April 14, 2014


Started Enterprise. all the cheesiness. Tyhe opening title sequence is beyond cheesy. Also, is it really needed for us to see greased up T’pol and Tucker in the first episode? 

Yes, of course the 4 children… the Klingon, Ferengi, Vulcan, and the tribble who does not know how to ask.

- Jane over on facebook, RE: The four questions and Star Trek in response to me cracking a joke.

You best hope your bubbe’s had a couple cups before you break out your Klingon. 

Chag pesach Sameach y;all!

OMG About to finish Voyager!

Enterprise is next on the list. 

I know that Endgame has some time-wonkery of some sort. I’m actually nervous that I’ll end up disappointed? :-/ I can’t believe I’ll have finished Voyager already…


A lot of this fandom can’t even muster up a bit of compassion and respect for the QPOC who lend their skills to the creation of the goddamn show.

Jasika Nicole directly addresses the fandom’s gross assertion that her voice is too “soft and gentle” for Dana to be black. Ignored.

Kevin R. Free remarks on the prevalence of white headcanons for his character and has to announce in his blog title that he’s black. Ignored. (I don’t even know that many people who follow him at all.) 

Dylan Marron talks about how personally important it is that Carlos is treated in the narrative as someone worthy of being admired, desired, and loved (especially in terms of his hair being “not white people hair”). Ignored. Whitewashed art and fancasts for Carlos persist. 


[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]



(Source: fuckyeahlavernecox)

I am seeing almost nothing on Tumblr right now on these shooting.




Outside actual news blogs. An actual domestic terrorist attack happens and y’all got your heads up your asses.

An apparent Neo-Nazi (dude yelled “Heil Hitler”) shooting up Jewish Community Centers, and y’all are basically silent? Really? Something can happen on Sherlock or some shit and it floods my dash, but I have to scroll 4 pages just to get info on this?! Y’all are letting me down.

Google is being unhelpful, can I have some more information regarding this?


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Well! Go Neelix!!!!

Save Harry Kim from unwanted advances by getting those advances on yourself in a very much wanted way. Nice.

PROBABLY not so cool that you completed those advances in Tuvok’s quarters though. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014









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(Source: echelondriac)



I was saying don’t give money to a homeless person, someone who might destructively spend it. Instead, donate to a charity/shelter where you can make sure they will spend the money on necessities to support the well-being of the homeless.

Yes, and people were telling you that you don’t understand the realities of being homeless or drug addiction. You’re just repeating learned rhetoric that plays on moral panic and paternalistic feelings of superiority over “the less fortunate”.

Look, if you don’t want to give your money to someone who personally needs help because they might spend it in a way that you disapprove of, that’s your business. You make that call. But even if you turn around and give $5 to a shelter or registered charity, you’re not helping *that person*. So if your inclination was to help that person that you saw, you’re not doing that. If you feel guilty about not having helped that person when you could have, you’re fooling yourself if you think that giving money to some group that will help the homeless in general will absolve you of that guilt.

And above all, you should not be dissuading other people from helping other specific people in need when they’re so inclined. It’s their money. Your belief that you need to protect them from making a mistake and protect the homeless from having money isn’t about morality, it’s about moral superiority.

I mean, think about the implications of what you’re saying. According to your view of the world, the homeless should never have any money. Never. They’ll spend it on drugs and hurt themselves. That’s your logic. That’s your argument. If they have money, they might spend it on drugs, and that’s too big a risk to take.

So, how are homeless people ever going to eat anything that’s not provided by a shelter or similar service? How are they ever going to buy anything? How are they ever going to not be homeless?

You’ve basically created a world where the homeless are a permanent class of dispossessed.

You know what? More than half of office workers drink alcohol or use drugs. Are you telling employers that it’s immoral and irresponsible to pay their workers instead of directly arranging for their necessities?

You are such a hypocrite.