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Architect of My Own Destruction

Fandom lurker, RPer and occasional fic-writer

A forever obsessive architect in training
Jul 28 '14
almeck-reblobs:

tumblingtheology:

Well, that was unexpected.

Pop goes the weasel.

almeck-reblobs:

tumblingtheology:

Well, that was unexpected.

Pop goes the weasel.

(Source: yodiscrepo)

Jul 28 '14

the-stoner-sage:

bluntlyobvious:

simplevikingguy:

earthdad:

princedollyjellyfish:

ohsocialjustice:

A very good way of going about explaining this issue. It’s good to see something positive come from Tumblr.

HOLY SHIT. THIS. THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TELL PEOPLE. SHUT YOUR MOUTH ABOUT MEN VS WOMEN. @_@

this is literally so important

This is the best example and illustration I have yet to find. If more people realized that this is what equality is pushing for then we would be better off.

This post forever!

THIS NEEDS TO BE EXPLAINED TO EVERYONE EVERYWHERE

(Source: slutty-olive-oil)

Jul 28 '14

i feel like shit today so i didnt go to work

Jul 28 '14
stephmufffin:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

I’ve always heard people say “you’re such a spaz” meaning that you’re quirky or random or basically that version of you from seventh grade where you were just really annoying. I didn’t know this. Good to know.

FYI: in the UK ‘spastic’ is a pejorative based on the medical term for disabilities manifesting in muscle tone, particularly cerebral palsy and related conditions. ‘Spaz’ is used mostly as a playground insult and to my knowledge is losing much of it’s bite, but is still offensive and it’s use widely discouraged. In 2003, a BBC survey revealed ‘spastic’ to be the second most offensive slur related to disability (‘retard’ coming in first place).
In medicine, ‘spastic’ is used without pejorative connotations, as its etymology is the latinised greek for ‘drawn in’ or ‘tugging’ and as such may be accurate in describing certain conditions: spasticity.
In other countries, ‘spastic’ may be used as a descriptor for a person presenting with cerebral palsy or similar without stigma attached, though this appears to be polarising depending on the prevalence of American English or British English in that area.

stephmufffin:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.

If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.

Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.

And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

I’ve always heard people say “you’re such a spaz” meaning that you’re quirky or random or basically that version of you from seventh grade where you were just really annoying. I didn’t know this. Good to know.

FYI: in the UK ‘spastic’ is a pejorative based on the medical term for disabilities manifesting in muscle tone, particularly cerebral palsy and related conditions. ‘Spaz’ is used mostly as a playground insult and to my knowledge is losing much of it’s bite, but is still offensive and it’s use widely discouraged. In 2003, a BBC survey revealed ‘spastic’ to be the second most offensive slur related to disability (‘retard’ coming in first place).

In medicine, ‘spastic’ is used without pejorative connotations, as its etymology is the latinised greek for ‘drawn in’ or ‘tugging’ and as such may be accurate in describing certain conditions: spasticity.

In other countries, ‘spastic’ may be used as a descriptor for a person presenting with cerebral palsy or similar without stigma attached, though this appears to be polarising depending on the prevalence of American English or British English in that area.

Jul 27 '14

both my tags are broken so here’s hoping this’ll fix it

Jul 27 '14

This blog is against 50 Shades of Grey and sees it for what it truly is: glorification of abuse on women and literal trash

(Source: thelivelydreamer)

Jul 27 '14

Wines for people who hate wine.

fuckingrecipes:

HAVE YOU BEEN INVITED TO A FANCY-ASS DINNER PARTY? DO YOU THINK WINE TASTES SHITTY AND YOU CAN’T SEE WHY PEOPLE THINK SIPPING NASTY-ASS CRAP IS CLASSY?

WELL PULL UP YOUR BRITCHES, BECAUSE IT’S TIME TO EDUCATE YOUR PEASANT ASS. 

HERE ARE SOME WINES THAT EVEN WINE-HATERS CAN EASILY LEARN TO LOVE! 

THEY’RE MORE FRUITY, LESS FULL OF TANNINS  AND ARE PERFECT FOR EITHER PEOPLE WANTING TO GET INTO NICE WINES, OR WHO HAD BAD EXPERIENCE WITH SHITTY WINE.  

TANNINS: Bitter, and make your mouth feel dry

ACIDS: Sour, and make you salivate

SWEETNESS: Obviously sweet. These three traits are generally determined by the type of grape and how long it was allowed to ripen on the vine before harvesting.

ALCOHOL: Also makes a wine sweeter. Alcohol content for wine usually falls between 5% and 20%

(NOTE: Actual Champagne is a super-specific type of sparkling wine made from the special grapes grown in the Champagne region of France, and underwent a second fermentation to get bubbly as well as adhered to France’s crazy strict regulations. Many people I know will call any sparkling white wine ‘Champagne’ - It has acheived ‘Generic Trademark’ statues, meaning people will use that type of product with the specific brand interchangeably, like ‘Kleenex’ and facial tissues. Unless each bottle costs close to 100$, I highly doubt you’re drinking real Champagne. )

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Moscato: ”Barefoot” brand Pink Moscato is fucking delicious. Tastes a bit like grape, strawberry, peach and red apple had a strange, mildly alcoholic baby. Usually around 5-10% alcohol content.  Works terrific as a Dessert wine, and accents anything ‘Creamy’ really well. Slightly bubbly. #1 recommended wine for newbies. 

Normal Moscato is also delicious as hell, a bit more citrus-y.

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Zinfandel: White Zinfandel especially is super mild in taste, mildly sweet, fruity. (Don’t let the name fool you - it’s colored pink!) It’s the kind of wine that you accidentally gulp down like juice, because it doesn’t kick you in the throat with a strong taste or immediate alcoholic burn. Around 15% alcohol. 

I shit you not, I buy it by the huge-ass jug. As long as you get a good top to reseal it, it’ll last a hella long time after opening. 

Normal Zinfadel is also delicious, but White is definitely an introductory wine. 

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Cava: Spanish Sparkling Wine. Vaguely bubbly, light, Kinda lemony and pear-ish and a little bitter. Don’t expect sweetness. ‘Asda’ brand is excellent, I like it for winter holiday dinners. 

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Prosecco: Basically a poor-man’s Champagne.  It is a wine for any occasion; Dinner, Chillaxing, Sharing with friends, whatever. ~12% alcohol. Mild fruit flavors (Like pear and apricot), and you can also choose whether you want fully-sparkling or partial-sparkling (How much you want it to bubble)

Italians love this shit enough to sell it in cans. 

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Because nothing says ‘Love’ like aluminum containers. 

Unfortunately, it grows stale in the bottle after 2 years or so. Gotta drink it right after buying~

Zonin Asti  NV / 750 ml.

Asti: Sweet!…and sour? Interesting flavor. Not sweet like candy, but…like well-ripened fruit. Good dessert wine. Often has a flowery, nutty kind of smell and a hint of that in the flavor as well. Best served chilled, and NOT AGED. If left in the bottle for more than two years, it deteriorates quickly and loses the nice fruity flavors. Blech. 

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Reisling: This wine is fruity, but highly acidic. It goes well with strongly-spiced and aromatic dishes, like Thai or things with Allspice/Cinnamon.  Excellent taste, but some Aged versions have a faint smell like gasoline, which may turn newbies off.  8-10% Alcohol.

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Muscat: HELLA FUCKING SWEET. Like, kicks you in the throat with sweetness. Definitely a dessert wine. Not something I would drink a glass of, without something to eat between sips. ~15% alcohol.  Alternately, you could pour a bit of Muscat into a stronger, more bitter glass of wine to make a balanced flavor. 

Jul 26 '14
Jul 26 '14

makingyoufeelawkwardsince1985:

nudityandnerdery:

pervocracy:

cleolinda:

cinematicnomad:

apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

I’m in on this feud and I have chosen my side.

MARA WILSON, YOU HAVE MY SWORD.

And my bow.

And my axe.

Jul 26 '14

(Source: mygoodnanny)