Simone | 1990 | USA
I'm a writer, editor, and geek in the Seattle area.
I write about games at Pixelkin, and tweet about games @doomquasar.

Who gives a shit? That doesn’t matter. You don’t need people’s opinions on a fact. You might as well have a poll asking, ‘Which number is bigger? 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’ The debate on climate change should not be whether or not it exists, it’s what we should do about it. There’s a mountain of research on this topic: Global temperatures are rising, heat waves are becoming more common, sea surface temperatures are also rising, glaciers are melting….The only accurate way to report that 1 out of 4 Americans are skeptical of global warming is to say, ‘A poll finds that 1 out of 4 Americans are wrong about something.’
John Oliver, on a gallup poll that says 1 in 4 Americans is skeptical of the effects of climate change even though 97% of scientific papers endorse the position that humans are the cause of global warming. (via northernarrow)

1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.

2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.

3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.

4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.

5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.

Five things I am trying very hard to accept  (via peachringslushie)
thoughtslostandfound:

stunningpicture:

Was taking random pictures of my mother and this came out…pretty terrifying

Omg omg

thoughtslostandfound:

stunningpicture:

Was taking random pictures of my mother and this came out…pretty terrifying

Omg omg

me: /opens up 20k fanfic

computer: /19 min battery remaining

me: 

therealrobinchan33:

sadburbia:

this show is literally the happiest thing on earth

the show isn’t but bmo certainly is

mzminola:

hellboyfriend:

heres the thing: i really, honestly think that if youre an adult and youre going to inform a child that their opinion on something is harmful on tumblr

there is literally no excuse for doing it in the form of a reblog. message them privately if you absolutely feel that it is necessary for you to engage them and that you can conduct yourself in an appropriate and gentle way

i dont think its appropriate to publicly correct a young teenager or pre-teen, especially one who you do not have any kind of a relationship with, especially in a way that shames them and exposes their mistakes to a wider adult audience

like this is honestly the minimum expectation and i thought expecting adults not to gang up on teenagers was setting the bar pretty low but you guys keep doing it over and over again

1. I don’t generally check out an original poster’s blog, even if I’m reblogging from my dash to add a factual correction, or point of contention, or comment that something in the original post (or in someone else’s comment from an earlier reblog) is potentially harmful. When disagreeing with an OP it may be good to double-check, in case they have already added a correction, but I generally don’t check blogs if I see something on my dash. So I tend not to know if an OP is older or younger than me.

2. Even if I do check someone’s blog (such as if I’ve found their post through the tracked tags system) not everyone has their age listed, and while they might mention it occasionally, that’s something their regular followers will know, or someone archive-binging on their posts. Leading to, again, most rebloggers having no clue how old an OP is.

3. Harassing anyone, regardless of age, is usually not a good things to do. Sometimes private messages are an appropriate communication tool, but they can be used just as easily as reblogs or original posts to overwhelm and harass a fellow blogger.

4. Sometimes a post comes around that is months or years old. I reblog with commentary because I want my readers to see my thoughts. Maybe the OP gets the “so-and-so reblogged your post and add…” notice, and checks out what I said, maybe they ignore it. Maybe they have already received a dozen private messages about the matter right after they posted, or when their post gained momentum, and for me to send them another one, no matter how gently worded, would simply be obnoxious.

5. I don’t really have anything else to add at the moment so here is a catterfly:

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I often just make a separate post if I have something to say, unless I want the person I directly reblogged it from, or the OP to see it. That way if my followers care what I have to say they can read it, and I don’t have to worry about it gunking up someone’s original post. ….like this.

There have definitely been a few times where I’ve almost reblogged a really mean smackdown, and then decided to check the OP’s blog first and been like “…nah, this is no good.” I think checking the source is something people should try to do more often if they can.

zuky:

classicladiesofcolor:

Filmmaker, Esther Eng.
Esther Eng was born on September 24, 1914 in San Francisco, California. She was the first female director to direct Chinese-language films in the United States. The majority of Ms. Eng’s films are lost, unfortunately. 

Every single one of Esther Eng’s movies was about women. She was openly lesbian, which did not affect her film-making career because she came from a Chinese opera background in which this was more or less accepted. In the 1950s, she went into the restaurant business and opened five restaurants in Manhattan. She died of cancer at age 55 in 1970. Some highlights of her film-making career:
She directed a film in 1937 called “National Heroine” about a Chinese woman fighter pilot who goes to war against Japan and gives her life for the greater good of her country. This was in 1937, folks, and this pilot wasn’t a co-protagonist, she was the heroine.
Following up on the success of her war movie, Eng totally changed directions and made two Hong Kong films titled "Ten Thousand Lovers" and "Husband and Wife For One Night". I’m not even sure a woman director in Hollywood today could make movies with those titles.
Next she made a film called "Women’s World" consisting of an all-female cast, showcasing women’s success in a variety of different professions.
In 1939, she began distributing her films in Central and South America.
In 1941, she made "Golden Gate Girl" drawn from her experiences as a Chinese American woman in San Francisco.
She made two films in 1949 about inter-cultural and inter-racial relationships: “Too Late For Springtime” was about a Chinese girl’s relationship with a Chinese American GI; and “Mad Love Mad Fire” was a film shot in Hawaii about a mixed race woman and a Chinese sailor.
In April 2013, a documentary about Esther Eng’s life named “Golden Gate Silver Light” premiered at the Hong Kong Film Festival.

zuky:

classicladiesofcolor:

Filmmaker, Esther Eng.

Esther Eng was born on September 24, 1914 in San Francisco, California. She was the first female director to direct Chinese-language films in the United States. The majority of Ms. Eng’s films are lost, unfortunately. 

Every single one of Esther Eng’s movies was about women. She was openly lesbian, which did not affect her film-making career because she came from a Chinese opera background in which this was more or less accepted. In the 1950s, she went into the restaurant business and opened five restaurants in Manhattan. She died of cancer at age 55 in 1970. Some highlights of her film-making career:
  • She directed a film in 1937 called “National Heroine” about a Chinese woman fighter pilot who goes to war against Japan and gives her life for the greater good of her country. This was in 1937, folks, and this pilot wasn’t a co-protagonist, she was the heroine.
  • Following up on the success of her war movie, Eng totally changed directions and made two Hong Kong films titled "Ten Thousand Lovers" and "Husband and Wife For One Night". I’m not even sure a woman director in Hollywood today could make movies with those titles.
  • Next she made a film called "Women’s World" consisting of an all-female cast, showcasing women’s success in a variety of different professions.
  • In 1939, she began distributing her films in Central and South America.
  • In 1941, she made "Golden Gate Girl" drawn from her experiences as a Chinese American woman in San Francisco.
  • She made two films in 1949 about inter-cultural and inter-racial relationships: “Too Late For Springtime” was about a Chinese girl’s relationship with a Chinese American GI; and “Mad Love Mad Fire” was a film shot in Hawaii about a mixed race woman and a Chinese sailor.

In April 2013, a documentary about Esther Eng’s life named “Golden Gate Silver Light” premiered at the Hong Kong Film Festival.

ticklemefreak:

perseverate: an homage

disco (demo) lana del rey | take me with you vast | grandfather clock this will destroy you | colorblind counting crows | child I will hurt you crystal castles | out with a bang lana del rey | opus 23 dustin o’halloran | il secondo giorno [instrumental] air | my weakness moby | red song hey rosetta! | compliments bloc party | I lost something in the hills sibylle baier | opus 36 dustin o’halloran | every time is the last time bloc party

8tracks

vvlin91:


アイシ12周年ありがとう色紙1(x) from Murata Yusuke’s Twitter

I’m in fucking tears this is the most important manga of my life. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since it ended, and 12 years since it began. ;_;
My life will not be the same without Eyeshield 21. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Eyeshield 21. And I can never love another sports series the way I love Eyeshield 21.
I’m a teary mess right now don’t come near.

vvlin91:

アイシ12周年ありがとう色紙1(x) from Murata Yusuke’s Twitter

I’m in fucking tears this is the most important manga of my life. I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since it ended, and 12 years since it began. ;_;

My life will not be the same without Eyeshield 21. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Eyeshield 21. And I can never love another sports series the way I love Eyeshield 21.

I’m a teary mess right now don’t come near.

redbrunja:

mamaliza:

turianbatman:

Do you expect me to talk?
No, Ms. Bond. I expect you to die!

None. None more perfect.

#it took me a minute to figure out what was going on #and then i was like #THIS IS MY EVERYTHING