SOPA not delayed, being pushed by Judiciary Committee despite Congress being out for the holidays.
YouThinkYouKnowMe: i just got back from the hospital seeing eric. he isnt talking. he...
i just got back from the hospital seeing eric. he isnt talking. he just sits there. he hasnt said a word to anyone beside the doctor. he is pale and always crying. its like he isnt my brtoher anymore. he gets to come home in a little while. i have to go clean his room. the blood is still on his sheets and wall. i cant get the picture of what he looked like out of my head. i had to gold him while we waited for the ambulence to get here. he was shaking and not making sense. he was cold. i hope whoever said those mean things to eric gets hit by a bus or something. he didnt deserve this.
I’m so stunned by the undiluted cruelty sitting in that ask box that I’m kind of hard pressed to think of a coherent reply. I’ll do my best, though.
Eric, I will keep you in my thoughts and I hope you get the chance to read all the thousands of well wishes that this mess is accruing, and that they lift your spirits even a little bit. I will not be surprised if you swear off Tumblr forever after all of that, but should you ever need to talk for any reason about anything, my ask box is always open, as are the ones of all the awesome, friendly people noting this along. I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan, but I do like Jane Yolen’s Wizard’s Hall (and you like kittens!), so I’m sure we can find a few things in common. ;) No Tumblr, no problem; I’ve got a ton of different accounts on other sites under the same username. Pick whichever tickles your fancy.
Eric’s sibling, you are a strong, caring person who did the best you could in a scary and beyond stressful situation. Kudos to you. I hesitate to say that things are going to get better right away - but whether they do or don’t (and I hope they do), hold onto that strength and that caring. They’re infinitely valuable. :) And don’t forget that you can talk to the awesome people here too, if you need to.
Last part of the inkdump - comics! The first one was inked primarily with my medium nib dip pen, and it gave me plenty of hell for it. I also forgot that I’d sprayed that page with hairspray to protect the pencil, since I’d figured I’d never ink it, which made it almost impossible to erase. Um. (I also did this on a bunch of the other pages, which you can probably tell from the scans.)
The second one I didn’t ink at all. It’s a stupid little pass-the-comic game my friends and I play while waiting for food at restaurants. Basically each of us takes a turn drawing a panel until we think it’s finished.
Bonus points to those who get the ghost reference!
Should math be taught in schools???
Haha, perfect. 8D
Also, I just saw that evolution video this is referring to for the first time. I mean, seriously? I…I didn’t even know evolution wasn’t taught in schools in the USA. And, there is actually a question whether it should be taught? I just can’t wrap my head around this.
Seriously, someone explain this to me.
Everything about this is beautiful.
Forget math, Miss Vermont wins for wearing a plaid shirt and hipster glasses.
Also, guys, c’mon, Croatia’s laughing at you and your lack of evolution teachings. Go petition those school boards. (Or whatever you have to do.)
Perhaps the Church of England will give you cake (or tea
or death) as a reward:
My work here is done.
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Mississippi Republicans were asked whether interracial marriage should be legal. In 2011.
Can we just translate “Not Sure” into “Illegal, but we are aware enough to know that this is an unpopular opinion.”.
I posted this info on facebook, and a friend of mine from MS jumped in about how he’s not surprised, MS is that racist in places, But “the black on white racism” is a really big deal too. SO I ATE HIS FACE
HOW CAN THERE BE A NOT SURE
WHAT IS THIS QUESTION EVEN ANYWAY
I JUST… CAPSLOCK
In conclusion: My thoughts on this poll summed up in .gif:
This Might Not End Well of the Day: France’s controversial ban on full-face veils went into effect on Monday, making the public wearing of burqas and niqabs subject to a fine of 150 euros ($217) and a citizenship course. Individuals charged with forcing women to wear full-face veils could receive a much larger fine and potential jail time.
A leaflet informing police how to implement the law said it did not apply to private homes, hotel rooms, private office spaces, car interiors, and mosques, and that officers could not remove a veil by force, but would only be allowed to warn law breakers that they could be brought to a police station.
According to reports, despite being home to Western Europe’s largest Muslim minority, France has only about 2,000 women who wear full-face veils on a regular basis, and critics believe President Nicolas Sarkozy is “play[ing] up the Muslim question because he is an unpopular president in need of an easy vote-winner.”
In related news, 59 people participating in a banned protest to protest the ban were arrested on Saturday by French police.
“a citizenship course”
A CITIZENSHIP COURSE.
I was better off not knowing these existed.
What does that even mean. What are yorkies
You should bring a camera in next time, buy a whole handful, then snap a picture of the cashier’s face when s/he rings them up.
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