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Long ago, in ancient times, our ancestors spoke of a TV show called “Steven Universe”. Though it disappeared from this world, they prophesied that, one day, it would return to Thursday nights on Cartoon Network. Hark, the stars have aligned, and the loyal see that glorious time is upon us! Steven has returned, as voiced in ancient song, to separate the faithful from the unbelievers and usher in a glorious new age of consistent, weekly new episodes at a reliable 6:30 pm timeslot!!
So new episodes start this Thursday, y’all should go watch.
COACH PROMO BY PAUL VILLECO!!!
THIS THURSDAY! 6:30!!!!!! GARNET AND AMETHYST WILL FUSE! CAN YOU HANDLE IT?!?!? …CAN THEY?!?!?
Do not miss this one in HD cause the color in this jam is off the CHARTS!
Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.
Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.
I have never been arrested.
I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.
I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.
When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.
So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.
When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.
And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.
It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.
But here’s the thing:
This happened. This is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.
And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.
So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all, no one’s shooting at your kids.
Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.
So I never posted my finished Garnet cosplay. Sowwy~ I get so excited during cons, I never really take formal pictures.
I think this video might interest you guys.
4 days ago, Olivia Olson confirmed that Marceline and Bonnibel have dated before. The reason it has been confirmed is because the new Adventure Time book coming out soon may have details on their relationship, and their relationship obviously can’t be aired on TV because some states of America (and countries in the world) are against same-sex marriage and relationships.
But yeah, they have indeed dated before.
Can we also talk about official Bubbline art drawn by Natasha Allgeri, former character designer and story board artist for Adventure Time, and now Showrunner of Bee and Puppy Cat!?
Back at it at the krispy kreme
Hi. :D You’re too kind! I’m soo flattered.
That comic is just one page, so sorry… I drew the comic as a study.
My arts are only in Tumblr. I don’t have personal site and creative activity.
That comic is just one page, but your message makes me happy, so I have drawn for you the rest of the story. They are okay.
Thanks for the message! :D
An AU set in a gold mine in Australia.
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with astronauts being miners
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Ruth Padel argues that good zoos, such as London Zoo, are not about entertainment but conservation
This is so perfectly written. I love it. There are SO many good zoos out there, but they get the same bad rap as the bad zoos. You know all those really scary photos of animals living under human care where they can’t reach their food? Have no water? Live in grey concrete blocks with nothing else behind steel bars? They’re most likely not good zoos and shouldn’t be supported! Also, don’t ever tell me that an animal “looks sad.” That’s anthropomorphic and one of the first things that we as zookeepers learn NOT to do when working with animals. It helps us better understand that individual species behavior. If you don’t support the GOOD zoos, you’re not supporting the animals that are suffering out in the wild due to human selfishness. And the nature-deficit disorder? IT’S SO REAL YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW.
As an educated and trained zookeeper I agree one hundred percent with this. Zoos are very important for several reasons. Along with conservation, research and education are also very important tasks for zoos. Entertainment and recreation should always have lower priority if the zoo is serious.
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Quality role model Stan Pines