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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN
Welcome back to the OTW’s yearly membership drive, the time of year when we all take a moment to look back at our collective fannish history and do our best to support the organization that has given us Archive of Our Own, Transformative Works and Cultures, Fanlore, and so much more.
It’s also a time to remember that it will cost the OTW will spend $75,000 in 2014 just to replace old servers and expand capacity. All of the OTW’s other projects aside, Archive of Our Own by itself will cost over $155,000 to maintain this year. AO3 is an incredible fandom resource, and as the site has expanded and grown it’s become easy to become accustomed to it being there for us. But any site that has 4,800 page views every minute isn’t going to be cheap to maintain, and right now it’s our turn to give back. (Please check out the OTW’s 2013 annual report, the OTW’s Hardware and Hosting costs, and AO3’s 2013 site stats for more information.)
Other than tumblr, I literally can’t think of a site that I use more frequently and consistently than AO3 — and it’s given to use entirely for free and with no gross advertising.
Even if it’s only $10, PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THE ORGANIZATION FOR TRANSFORMATIVE WORKS TODAY!
I don’t understand american school years what the fuck is a freshman or a sophomore why do you have these words instead of the numbers
what why would you use numbers
so IT FUCKING MAKES SENSE WHAT THE HELL IS A SOFT MOORE OR A FRESH MAN WHY ARE THE MEN FRESH
America makes no sense, as usual.
bless the person that actually made the chart
laughter from France
France what the fuck
nothing i do for the rest of my life will ever top this
Black Teen With White Parents Mistaken For Burglar, Assaulted By Cops In His Own Home
‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ Police pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.
A North Carolina teen was recently assaulted and pepper sprayed by police in his own home, after he was mistaken for a burglar. 18-year-old DeShawn Currie has been living with foster parents Ricky and Stacy Tyler in Wake County, North Carolina for about a year.
The Tylers love DeShawn as their own son and they have taken him into their home, in hopes to provide him the safe and loving environment that he needs to thrive in the most important years of his life.
Unfortunately, some of the Tyler’s neighbors were not familiar with the family dynamics of the home, and decided to call the police to report a burglary when they saw the young man entering his home after school one day. DeShawn did not climb through a window or struggle to get inside, but simply walked through the unlocked door of the home. The only thing that actually made his neighbors suspicious, was the color of his skin.
When police arrived on the scene they treated DeShawn like a criminal without asking any questions.
“They was like, ‘Put your hands on the door, I was like, ‘For what? This is my house.’ I was like, ‘Why are y’all in here?” DeShawn said in an interview.
When DeShawn asked the officers why they were in his home, they pointed at photos of white people hanging on the wall and told him that he was lying.
“I’m feeling comfortable, I had moved into my room, and I’m feeling like I’m loved. And then when they come in and they just profile me and say that I’m not who I am. And that I do not stay here because there was white kids on the wall, that really made me mad,” DeShawn later told reporters.
During the entire altercation, police were shouting profanity at the young man, and pointing multiple guns at his face. When DeShawn stood firm and insisted that he was in fact in his own home, police attacked him with pepper spray.
When Stacy Tyler came home from work she saw her son DeShawn in the driveway being treated by paramedics for the injuries that police had inflicted.
“My 5-year-old last night, she looked at me and said, ‘Mama I don’t understand why they hated our brother, and they had to come in and hurt him,” Stay Tyler told reporters.
“Everything that we’ve worked so hard for in the past years was stripped away yesterday in just a matter of moments,” father Ricky Tyler added.
The police department has defended their actions, saying that that DeShawn did not obey the officer’s orders to the letter, despite the fact that they were intruders in his home and had no right to be there barking orders at him.
Now this is something to bring attention to.
This is disgusting.
Muggleborn students at Hogwarts (part 1/?)
This is beautiful.
Forever reblog because this is fucking wonderful.
Also enchanting Lisa Frank Stickers to come to life because technicolor kitty cats with rainbow paws and a tongue with a star in it is gonna fuck some people up. Same with Pokemon toys.