A Less Than Orthodox Mormon

Not perfect. Just honest.

September 30, 2014 8:12 pm

siriusblaque:

narcissa malfoy was probably the most powerful occlumens in hogwarts history and nobody knew

she literally stood up to lord voldemort and lied that harry potter was dead and i don’t know about you but if i were an evil ruler i would probably want to triple-check that my nemesis was, you know, actually deceased

voldemort had actual doubts about snape

narcissa swans on by without a whisper, without a second glance

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8:11 pm

theslinkylizard:

myblackeyeddemon:

theslinkylizard:

Baby got a bath today~

How did you get a dinosaur

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This is my child! Please ask your parents about the dino and the egg!!!

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7:02 pm 6:58 pm

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Best Tumblr Responses 

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6:54 pm

spcsnaptags:

wolvensnothere:

kurtiswiebe:

This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 

Yup.

So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

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6:53 pm

millennialau:

Rev Sekou kneeled between protesters and police and prayed, then was thrown into a police vehicle with blood smears all inside of it.

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6:52 pm

markdoesstuff:

multitudes-inside:

natawhat:

cornerof5thandvermouth:

babygoatsandfriends:

Koalas having an argument.

if you have never heard a koala noise before, here is yr chance

they sound like fuzzy bike horns

I laughed so hard I literally started crying

i wasn’t ready

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6:44 pm
springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books
One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

springwise:

This ring lets blind people read non-Braille books

One of the problems with Braille is that it’s typically printed in specialist books aside from the copies created for sighted people, meaning that those with sight difficulties can’t borrow their friends’ books and need to seek out the bookstores and libraries that cater for them. In the past, we’ve seen projects such as Thailand’sMr. Light and Mr. Dark — which uses special typography to enable the blind and non-blind to read the same book. Now the FingerReader initiative from MIT provides visually impaired readers with a wearable ring that can scan written text and read it out loud. READ MORE…

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6:40 pm
4gifs:

If you stop, you die

4gifs:

If you stop, you die

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6:39 pm 6:36 pm




THE GUY BEING A SPIDER IN THE BACK THOUGH


This is at least the third time I’ve reblogged this and I’m not sorry


THE GUY BEING A SPIDER IN THE BACK THOUGH

This is at least the third time I’ve reblogged this and I’m not sorry

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6:35 pm

dermythosdessisyphos:

wewillavenge-it:

nickiminiall:

isn’t it weird that we pay money to see other human beings?

Are you talking about prostitution, the movies, or airplane tickets?

glasses

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6:35 pm

so I got a message on my facebook the other night from one of my female friends telling me “omg im so scared right now” and “im in such an awkward situation” …i asked her what was wrong and she told me she would tell me later that things were ok at the moment. this morning she messages me and this is an edited screen cap of the some of the convo. i posted this to my facebook (with her permission) with the following subtext "so i know alot of you like to deny rape culture is a thing and that there is nothing in our society that just happens to be conducive to and permeate rape and rapist mentalities …then mayb you should try explaining how something like this happened. and note this is the most common rape scenario (i.e. someone the victim knows and trusts). and as she later told me "if it werent for reading other people dealing with stuff like this i probably wouldnt have known what to do". because really. when someone you know and trust and are friends with starts randomly doing this to you… you get scared, nervous, confused and in most cases it makes you freeze up and not know what to do. also note this potential rapist blames her for #1 Not knowing why he (her friend) would want to hang out with her drinking (cus hey friends dont do that right?) and #2 blamed her for wearing shorts and demanded she change because it was making it hard for him to control himself…….i wonder where he would have gotten those ideas from …certainly not from society which keeps spewing those notions ….oh wait a minute…

so I got a message on my facebook the other night from one of my female friends telling me “omg im so scared right now” and “im in such an awkward situation” …i asked her what was wrong and she told me she would tell me later that things were ok at the moment. this morning she messages me and this is an edited screen cap of the some of the convo. i posted this to my facebook (with her permission) with the following subtext 
"so i know alot of you like to deny rape culture is a thing and that there is nothing in our society that just happens to be conducive to and permeate rape and rapist mentalities …then mayb you should try explaining how something like this happened. and note this is the most common rape scenario (i.e. someone the victim knows and trusts). and as she later told me "if it werent for reading other people dealing with stuff like this i probably wouldnt have known what to do". because really. when someone you know and trust and are friends with starts randomly doing this to you… you get scared, nervous, confused and in most cases it makes you freeze up and not know what to do. also note this potential rapist blames her for #1 Not knowing why he (her friend) would want to hang out with her drinking (cus hey friends dont do that right?) and #2 blamed her for wearing shorts and demanded she change because it was making it hard for him to control himself…….i wonder where he would have gotten those ideas from …certainly not from society which keeps spewing those notions ….oh wait a minute…

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