Posts tagged can i get a fuck yeah?

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teenage witches, gritty fucking dirt poor witches at the bottom of the high school food chain, witches in combat boots, uniform skirts hitched way too high over fishnet tights, witches in political-messaged graphic tees, feminist pins and badges, pierced and tattooed and smoking witches, braless witches, black and red lipstick-wearing witches, dye-haired witches, intersectional all-inclusive radfem witches, socialist, misandrist, queer, punk witches (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

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Tech Writer Clive Thompson: “The world of fanfiction is the most technologically explosive thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

prettyarbitrary:

The leading flank in discovering how to use technology in cool, interesting, thoughtful ways will generally always be the amateurs. […]

I have a whole theory, actually, that the world of fan fiction is the most technologically explosive thing I’ve ever seen in my life. Every single technology that has come along, fan fiction people have come along and colonized it and stress-tested it and found the most amazing things. They were the first people to realize the potential of meta-tagging and bookmarking sites. Like, here’s a link with four tags, and then you go to a fan fiction person, and they have a link, and it has 70 tags. They are pushing this to absolute limit, and they are finding these amazing ways to sort knowledge.

It’s all because they’re passionate and nobody is making any money off of it and they don’t want to make any money off of it. They get some amazing stuff done. If you’re ever wondering about a future technology, just drop what you’re doing and find out what fan fiction people are doing with it. What are fan fiction people doing right now with WhatsApp? I don’t know. But, whatever it is, it’s the future. 

- SXSW Interview: Author Clive Thompson Explains FOMO, the NSA, and His Latest Book, “Smarter Than You Think” (x)

Damn straight.

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Happy Birthday 80th Birthday Gloria Steinem, the Woman Who Put the Wonder Back in Wonder Woman

dcwomenkickingass:

Gloria Steinem is 80 years old today and as one of the architects and leaders of second wave feminism there is much to be thankful to her for. But because this blog focuses on the women of DC Comics, there is another reason to be thankful for her - she is instrumental in making Wonder Woman have a resurgence in popularity in the 70s by putting together a book containing her early strips and, of course, putting her on the first cover of Ms. Magazine.

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She also pushed DC to undo the “New” mod Wonder Woman of the 70s and give Wonder Woman back her powers.

Steinem said about Wonder Woman:

“Looking back now at these Wonder Woman stories from the forties, I am amazed by the strength of their feminist message. Wonder Woman symbolizes many of the values of the women’s culture that feminists are now trying to introduce into the mainstream.”

While Wonder Woman has appeared on Gloria Steinem’s magazine several times in addition to the one above, Gloria has only appeared along with Wonder Woman once in Darwyn Cooke’s The New Frontier Special (with art by J. Bone where Wonder Woman and Canary break up a Playboy club.

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And there at, literally, the end is a bunny who resembles Gloria Steinem who famously went undercover as a Bunny for an Esquire article.

Happy Birthday, Gloria. 

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And thank you.

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When you’re 45th in civil liberties, 19th in economic freedom, and #1 in prisoners per capita, I think it’s officially time to stop bragging about being the “freest country on earth”–and maybe time to start thinking about how to rebuild that image.

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temporarily:

notbecauseofvictories:

rinais replied to your post:
Can we have one in Chicago? Have a stop on the Metro or South Shore that takes wizard kids home? :D

The oldest formal wizarding school is Chicago School for Sorcery, or “Chess,” as the students insist on calling it. Founded by Hermetics and Western Esotericists in the 19th century, Muggles would recognize it as the old Chicago Water Tower.

(When they were designing it, there were a great many arguments over whether the old-style castle structure wouldn’t draw a lot of attention from Muggle passers-by. Finally, the planning committee elicited the help of William Boyington, a squib engineer who agreed to help disguise it as a pump station. They thought themselves very clever for that solution.)

(Also, this is the reason that the water tower was among the only structures spared by the Chicago fire—though initially the professors had cast the spells to protect it from destruction of the students' making.)

In addition to the tower itself, Chess boasts a warren of underground hallways and classrooms—including their crowning achievement, a dining hall and library whose ceilings offer a view of Lake Michigan from below. As for curriculum, they’re a pretty traditionally European wizarding school, though since the 70s there has been significant push to make the curriculum more inclusive, and bring some diversity to the teaching staff.

Students who live within the city limits (or near enough) can take the CTA—the Chartreuse line, whose conductor takes great delight in hopping the tracks and playing chicken with the morning Express lines. Many witches and wizards have lodged complaints. None have been acknowledged.

Students from out of state are free to make use of Amtrak’s Midwest Mongoose line, which has no set route or destination but must be summoned by writing your name, fare, and destination on a piece of paper, stuffing it in a glass bottle, and shattering the bottle on the curbside.

Students always emerge from Union Station bleary-eyed and pale after taking the Midwest Mongoose, mumbling about service advisories.

#there’s another chicago wizarding school in bronzeville on 47th street     #it was founded during the great migration; when CheSS turned away the young black wizards claiming ”over-enrollement”     #and up until about the end of world war II it was considered one of the foremost all-black wizarding schools in the country     #and those are just the formal schools; recognized by the National Council for Magical Education     #as an Irish-American enclave Bridgeport was always home to the Druidic Syncretic tradition; they taught it out of their kitchens     #in church basements     #there’s slavic peganism in polish downtown and the stock yard district     #they say that old town is still saturated with the centuries of magic worked by the Potawatomi Miami and Illinois     #the German Catholics came in with runic magic     #mexican and puerto rican wizards moved into the northern suburbs in the last decade or so—but they say     #that brujeria is quickly becoming one of the most widely-practiced traditions in the city     #SO HEY GUYS DO YOU THINK I’M IN LOVE WITH THIS CITY OR /WHAT/     #harry potter     #rinais     

Excuse me, I just started drooling.

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