arcaneimages:

Texas Sportscaster Gives Best Response to Michael Sam’s Coming Out Ever

This great. And from a Texan, no less.

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leeeeeeeeeegooooooooolaaaaaaaaas:

My last two giveaways have been overwhelming successes, and because I’m near my milestone of 10,000 followers, I figured I’d do it all again!
The prizes this time are as follows: 
The One Ring
Replica of Thorin’s Key & Map
The Evenstar Pendant
Sterling Silver Elven Brooch
Thorin’s Dwarven Silver Ring
All are officially licensed products and will be bought from The Noble Collection.
Bonus item:

So here’s how it’s gonna be (AKA The Rules!):
This is a follower appreciation giveaway, so you must be following me! 
No giveaway blogs! (I will check!)
Reblog to your heart’s content! (Just be polite and try not to spam.)
Likes count!
Keep your ask box open so I can contact you with the good news!
The giveaway ends March 1st, 2014! I will select the winner via random number generator.
My last two giveaway winners were located in the UK and the US. I am willing to ship anywhere in the world!
Thanks for following, and good luck!

I’m sure someone I know needs one of these Middle Earth relics.

leeeeeeeeeegooooooooolaaaaaaaaas:

My last two giveaways have been overwhelming successes, and because I’m near my milestone of 10,000 followers, I figured I’d do it all again!

The prizes this time are as follows: 

  • The One Ring
  • Replica of Thorin’s Key & Map
  • The Evenstar Pendant
  • Sterling Silver Elven Brooch
  • Thorin’s Dwarven Silver Ring

All are officially licensed products and will be bought from The Noble Collection.

Bonus item:

photo Untitled-1-3.png

So here’s how it’s gonna be (AKA The Rules!):

  • This is a follower appreciation giveaway, so you must be following me
  • No giveaway blogs! (I will check!)
  • Reblog to your heart’s content! (Just be polite and try not to spam.)
  • Likes count!
  • Keep your ask box open so I can contact you with the good news!

The giveaway ends March 1st, 2014! I will select the winner via random number generator.

My last two giveaway winners were located in the UK and the US. I am willing to ship anywhere in the world!

Thanks for following, and good luck!

I’m sure someone I know needs one of these Middle Earth relics.

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xombiedirge:

Hulk the Pooh Commissions by Charles Paul Wilson III

This is awesome. Looks just like the original Pooh art.

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goodstuffhappenedtoday:

Israeli Women Risk Arrest To Take Palestinian Women To The Beach

NY TIMES
TEL AVIV — Skittish at first, then wide-eyed with delight, the women and girls entered the sea, smiling, splashing and then joining hands, getting knocked over by the waves, throwing back their heads and ultimately laughing with joy.
The women were Palestinians from the southern part of the West Bank, which is landlocked, and Israel does not allow them in. They risked criminal prosecution, along with the dozen Israeli women who took them to the beach. And that, in fact, was part of the point: to protest what they and their hosts consider unjust laws.
In the grinding rut of Israeli-Palestinian relations — no negotiations, mutual recriminations, growing distance and dehumanization — the illicit trip was a rare event that joined the simplest of pleasures with the most complex of politics. It showed why coexistence here is hard, but also why there are, on both sides, people who refuse to give up on it.
“What we are doing here will not change the situation,” said Hanna Rubinstein, who traveled to Tel Aviv from Haifa to take part. “But it is one more activity to oppose the occupation. One day in the future, people will ask, like they did of the Germans: ‘Did you know?’ And I will be able to say, ‘I knew. And I acted.’ ”
Such visits began a year ago as the idea of one Israeli, and have blossomed into a small, determined movement of civil disobedience.
Ilana Hammerman, a writer, translator and editor, had been spending time in the West Bank learning Arabic when a girl there told her she was desperate to get out, even for a day. Ms. Hammerman, 66, a widow with a grown son, decided to smuggle her to the beach. The resulting trip, described in an article she wrote for the weekend magazine of the newspaper Haaretz, prompted other Israeli women to invite her to speak, and led to the creation of a group they call We Will Not Obey. It also led a right-wing organization to report her to the police, who summoned her for questioning.
In a newspaper advertisement, the group of women declared: “We cannot assent to the legality of the Law of Entry into Israel, which allows every Israeli and every Jew to move freely in all regions between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River while depriving Palestinians of this same right. They are not permitted free movement within the occupied territories nor are they allowed into the towns and cities across the green line, where their families, their nation, and their traditions are deeply rooted.
“They and we, all ordinary citizens, took this step with a clear and resolute mind. In this way we were privileged to experience one of the most beautiful and exciting days of our lives, to meet and befriend our brave Palestinian neighbors, and together with them, to be free women, if only for one day.”
The police have questioned 28 Israeli women; their cases are pending. So far, none of the Palestinian women and girls have been caught or questioned by the police.
The beach trip last week followed a pattern: the Palestinian women went in disguise, which meant removing clothes rather than covering up. They sat in the back seats of Israeli cars driven by middle-aged Jewish women and took off headscarves and long gowns. As the cars drove through an Israeli Army checkpoint, everyone just waved.


This is awesome and says a lot about how the average Israeli woman views their government’s ham-fisted treatment of Palestinians.

goodstuffhappenedtoday:

Israeli Women Risk Arrest To Take Palestinian Women To The Beach

NY TIMES

TEL AVIV — Skittish at first, then wide-eyed with delight, the women and girls entered the sea, smiling, splashing and then joining hands, getting knocked over by the waves, throwing back their heads and ultimately laughing with joy.

The women were Palestinians from the southern part of the West Bank, which is landlocked, and Israel does not allow them in. They risked criminal prosecution, along with the dozen Israeli women who took them to the beach. And that, in fact, was part of the point: to protest what they and their hosts consider unjust laws.

In the grinding rut of Israeli-Palestinian relations — no negotiations, mutual recriminations, growing distance and dehumanization — the illicit trip was a rare event that joined the simplest of pleasures with the most complex of politics. It showed why coexistence here is hard, but also why there are, on both sides, people who refuse to give up on it.

“What we are doing here will not change the situation,” said Hanna Rubinstein, who traveled to Tel Aviv from Haifa to take part. “But it is one more activity to oppose the occupation. One day in the future, people will ask, like they did of the Germans: ‘Did you know?’ And I will be able to say, ‘I knew. And I acted.’ ”

Such visits began a year ago as the idea of one Israeli, and have blossomed into a small, determined movement of civil disobedience.

Ilana Hammerman, a writer, translator and editor, had been spending time in the West Bank learning Arabic when a girl there told her she was desperate to get out, even for a day. Ms. Hammerman, 66, a widow with a grown son, decided to smuggle her to the beach. The resulting trip, described in an article she wrote for the weekend magazine of the newspaper Haaretz, prompted other Israeli women to invite her to speak, and led to the creation of a group they call We Will Not Obey. It also led a right-wing organization to report her to the police, who summoned her for questioning.

In a newspaper advertisement, the group of women declared: “We cannot assent to the legality of the Law of Entry into Israel, which allows every Israeli and every Jew to move freely in all regions between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River while depriving Palestinians of this same right. They are not permitted free movement within the occupied territories nor are they allowed into the towns and cities across the green line, where their families, their nation, and their traditions are deeply rooted.

They and we, all ordinary citizens, took this step with a clear and resolute mind. In this way we were privileged to experience one of the most beautiful and exciting days of our lives, to meet and befriend our brave Palestinian neighbors, and together with them, to be free women, if only for one day.

The police have questioned 28 Israeli women; their cases are pending. So far, none of the Palestinian women and girls have been caught or questioned by the police.

The beach trip last week followed a pattern: the Palestinian women went in disguise, which meant removing clothes rather than covering up. They sat in the back seats of Israeli cars driven by middle-aged Jewish women and took off headscarves and long gowns. As the cars drove through an Israeli Army checkpoint, everyone just waved.

This is awesome and says a lot about how the average Israeli woman views their government’s ham-fisted treatment of Palestinians.

(via arcaneimages)

tmirai:

constellation-funk:

careydraws:

Written in the Bones. New comic, written by Christopher M. Jones & illustrated by Carey Pietsch.

I’m hoping to have printed copies of this at MOCCA, ABPCC, and TCAF this spring, and SPX in the fall! More info to come.

Me and Carey worked really hard on this comic; if you got something from it I’d love for you to reblog it, and maybe even buy a copy from Carey when she’s in town or even if she’s not. Thanks so much for reading. 

Oh man that was beautiful and so touching and sad. Gorgeous storytelling.

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geekandsundry:

Yes, you read that right! Win a SIGNED copy of Tsuro of the Seas by reblogging and following Geek & Sundry on Tumblr! (Yes, we’ll check if you did both.)
Dreamed of becoming a pirate captain? Really need Wil Wheaton’s and Kevin Pereira’s signatures for your black magic rituals? REBLOG NOW.
{Deadline is 1/24/14 at 11:59 PM PST}

Do it. Do it now.

geekandsundry:

Yes, you read that right! Win a SIGNED copy of Tsuro of the Seas by reblogging and following Geek & Sundry on Tumblr! (Yes, we’ll check if you did both.)

Dreamed of becoming a pirate captain? Really need Wil Wheaton’s and Kevin Pereira’s signatures for your black magic rituals? REBLOG NOW.

{Deadline is 1/24/14 at 11:59 PM PST}

Do it. Do it now.

raideo:

dogjournal:

PIT BULL COMFORTS SICK DOGS AT THE VET - "Dominic lays with dogs as they come out of surgery, which calms them, making it much easier on the vet techs to handle the dogs as they wake up."

A Pit Bull named Dominic has earned the title of “Denkai Recovery Specialist” at the Denkai Veterinary Care Clinic in Colorado. Staff members noticed that Dominic would go to dogs who are recovering from surgery and cuddle with them. In addition to dogs, he also comforts cats also. Read more from the greeleytribune.com:

Haswell, though, remained a little skeptical. Dominic was cuddling with the new dog because he was cold, she thought.

She changed her mind later that day, when Dominic lay in the middle of a pile of dogs out of surgery and rested his head on their bodies when they cried.

The dog who cried the most got the most cuddle time from Dominic.

And she remembered the way Dominic rested his head on her neck when she had a headache.

Dominic would even cuddle with cats out of surgery, though they weren’t as receptive as the dogs.

What’s more, it made things easier on them. Dogs coming out of surgery could be wild, even aggressive, and bites were a little too common.

But when Dominic lay with them, they woke up calm, rested and happy.

Dominic now seems to understand his job. When a dog is under, Dominic waits at the foot of the door until clinic workers bring the dog out of surgery and set it on Dominic’s pillow, and he immediately goes over to rest with them.

Dominic cries and paces if another dog is crying in the clinic. He even acts irritated when Haswell rubs a dog’s body in an attempt to wake it up, as if Dominic’s saying, “Hey, I got this.”

“I’ve never, ever seen anything like this,” said Floss Blackburn, who has seen a lot as the founder of Denkai. “He’s got such a sweet heart.”

Dominic is a compassionate dog with an important job. Click here for the full story and here for more about the Denkai Veterinary Clinic. (Photos by Dan England)

THE FACE OF AN ANGEL

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raideo:

dogjournal:

PIT BULL COMFORTS SICK DOGS AT THE VET - "Dominic lays with dogs as they come out of surgery, which calms them, making it much easier on the vet techs to handle the dogs as they wake up."

A Pit Bull named Dominic has earned the title of “Denkai Recovery Specialist” at the Denkai Veterinary Care Clinic in Colorado. Staff members noticed that Dominic would go to dogs who are recovering from surgery and cuddle with them. In addition to dogs, he also comforts cats also. Read more from the greeleytribune.com:

Haswell, though, remained a little skeptical. Dominic was cuddling with the new dog because he was cold, she thought.

She changed her mind later that day, when Dominic lay in the middle of a pile of dogs out of surgery and rested his head on their bodies when they cried.

The dog who cried the most got the most cuddle time from Dominic.

And she remembered the way Dominic rested his head on her neck when she had a headache.

Dominic would even cuddle with cats out of surgery, though they weren’t as receptive as the dogs.

What’s more, it made things easier on them. Dogs coming out of surgery could be wild, even aggressive, and bites were a little too common.

But when Dominic lay with them, they woke up calm, rested and happy.

Dominic now seems to understand his job. When a dog is under, Dominic waits at the foot of the door until clinic workers bring the dog out of surgery and set it on Dominic’s pillow, and he immediately goes over to rest with them.

Dominic cries and paces if another dog is crying in the clinic. He even acts irritated when Haswell rubs a dog’s body in an attempt to wake it up, as if Dominic’s saying, “Hey, I got this.”

“I’ve never, ever seen anything like this,” said Floss Blackburn, who has seen a lot as the founder of Denkai. “He’s got such a sweet heart.”

Dominic is a compassionate dog with an important job. Click here for the full story and here for more about the Denkai Veterinary Clinic. (Photos by Dan England)

THE FACE OF AN ANGEL

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bluelightseven:

craftastrophies:

oh my god Nightvale.

Jeez, Night Vale.  
Damn.

bluelightseven:

craftastrophies:

oh my god Nightvale.

Jeez, Night Vale.  

Damn.

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I don’t deserve, but am searching for, redemption

I have done horrible things in this life. Being a drunk and sharting at a bar is not one of them. To quote a friend: “No grown drunken man has not shit his pants.” Heh. No, what I’ve done is far worse. I’ve hit a woman who loved me; I betrayed everything I ever said to her. And I lost the best thing that ever happened to me. I deserve every ounce of hell I suffer because of it and, despite the fact that “God” may forgive me, I cannot and will not forgive myself. I only post this here because it will be well known; no one reads my blog. Darcie, Nikki, Aurora, Erika and Susan. I’m so sorry. I feel the urge to be forgiven but understand that I’m not. There is no excuse. A reason (unmedicataed, bi-polar, drunk) yes, an excuse that exonerates me? No. A most resounding no. I’m sorry.
I’m a huge fan of Wil Wheaton and now I will never be friends with him. Dammit.