I love collecting titles and groups because they're things I can actually control in this life.
•11in. cedar, phoenix feather, quite bendy
•no longer left-handed
•Aries •Ram •Fox
the “you live with your parents” insult is really flaccid because a metric shitton of cultures don’t see “leave the house forever” as some grandiose moment of liberation that’s so important to the development of a person that it has to happen as fast as possible. until i came to the USA i didn’t know a single person who was pressured by their parents to leave the house because they’re “too old to stay there” or whatever. in puerto rico it is really common to stay with your parents until they and you are both stable enough that you can leave. whaddaya know, there are cultures that don’t place a stigma on being poor or wanting to care for your family or needing your family to care for you for some other reason.
tbh I never felt weird about living with my parents until a 50-year-old white guy with an Asian wife he likes to brag about and can’t pronounce the name of laughed at me.
I’d… really never had anyone ask me before “when are you going to move out?” Like. Even with white friends or their parents, people would talk about how THEY wanted to move out, but nobody asked me if -I- wanted to move out. And suddenly I’m surrounded by people asking me when I would move out and laughing at me when I said I hadn’t ever thought about it before.
Anyway, I had a really charmed life prior to grad school, but I think it’s also partially a generational thing.
This is a story that isn’t getting the traction in the press that it should. I posted the case about Howard Morgan not long ago here.
Morgan was a veteran police officer in Chicago. He is black. He was shot 28 times by 4 white officers. 21 of those shots were administered to the back of his body. Morgan never fired a weapon, and a witness corroborated that. In fact, one of the officers took Morgan’s weapon away from him. Morgan was acquitted of aggravated discharge of a weapon in 2007.
Some key facts via this online petition
Howard Morgan’s van was crushed and destroyed without notice or cause before any forensic investigation could be done.
The State only produced 3 of the 28 bullets shot into and taken from Howard Morgan’s body, whereby the rest of the 25 bullets could have shown whether or not the police officers who shot Mr. Morgan shot him with his own gun after taking it from him.
Howard Morgan was never tested for gun residue to confirm if he even fired a weapon on the morning in question.
The State never produced the actual bullet proof vest worn by one of the officers who claimed to have allegedly taken a shot directly into the vest on the morning in question. The State only produced a replica.
Despite all this, and the fact that Morgan was earlier acquitted of firing his own weapon, Morgan was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 white officers who shot him 28 times, with 21 of those shots having entry points on the back of his body. How does one not fire a weapon, get shot 28 times by four officers, and then be found guilty of attempted murder? It doesn’t make sense.
Morgan is set to be sentenced in April. More info here.
Since people insist on contacting to tell me “not all cops”, I’ll be reblogging old posts of the most egregious cases of police brutality. This isn’t about individual “nice” cops. This is about a systemic problem. Good cops are forced to tow the line or they will get dealt with. No one is denying that cops have a tough job. Who said they didn’t? Isn’t that what they signed up for? Don’t jump in the lion’s den and then complain about lions.
The case above is about a Black Chicago cop named Howard Morgan. Why his case didn’t gain national attention beats me. He was shot 28 times by fellow officers, and 21 of those shots came from behind. He survived somehow. One officer took his weapon away from him. Black cops are not safe either.
And note this again from atane’s original post:
Despite all this, and the fact that Morgan was earlier acquitted of firing his own weapon, Morgan was found guilty of attempted murder of the 4 white officers who shot him 28 times, with 21 of those shots having entry points on the back of his body. How does one not fire a weapon, get shot 28 times by four officers, and then be found guilty of attempted murder?
The hatred of black people in this country knows no bounds.
CAN I JUST SAY HOW MUCH I ADORE THE DESIGN OF THIS BOOK’S COVER
*frantically checks the also beautifully-designed cover page* ……… MEGA PROPS TO YOU, TAD CARPENTER, YOU BRILLIANT SOUL
Ooooh, cool!! A book about four teenagers with spirit animals!! I wonder which one is the Asian girl’s spirit animal???
To anyone curious how the 50 Shades game is played: It’s a “teeheehee you said sex” version of Apples to Apples for unfulfilled middle-aged women.
Bubble Witch Saga 2 has so many elements that pander to me personally. Witches, ghosts, cauldrons, rainbows, vertical gameplay, smooth animation, and sound effects that, while they’re not great, definitely add to the game instead of subtract.
But OH MY GOD…… WHAT IS UP WITH THIS COLOUR SCHEME? It’s like Lego Friends barfed all over it. You expect me to buy the halloweeny setting with colours like this?!?! The only thing this colour scheme reminds me of is gender segregated marketing!!
And what happened to the witches from the first Bubble Saga game?? I liked them! They made sense thematically because they were the Three Witches, like in Macbeth, and that’s a specific witch trope! What’s happening here with this Monster High reject and her army of little animal friends?! She’s like a Disney Princess polymorphed with Hatsune Miku and then went past the expiration date a little!
I don’t think any of this would bother me if I could get a handle of just what they were going for. Like, if any one human person designed this thinking, Yes, I always wanted a game like this. Finally an aesthetic of flourescent purple and cute critters. Instead it looks like something that mutated from the Girls’ Toys aisle at Target.