wintergrey:

Reminder that Ferguson is a food desert and school is canceled. People’s movement is restricted. The work of the St Louis Food Bank is vital right now. Help if you can. (x)

STL FOOD BANK

(via dinosexual)


Necklaces by RubyRobinBoutique.

Necklaces by RubyRobinBoutique.

Necklaces by RubyRobinBoutique.

Necklaces by RubyRobinBoutique.

Necklaces by RubyRobinBoutique.

Necklaces by RubyRobinBoutique.

Necklaces by RubyRobinBoutique.

Necklaces by RubyRobinBoutique.

Necklaces by RubyRobinBoutique.

edwardian-time-machine:

London, 1916 - “The war gave women a rare chance to show their equal worth in highly responsible jobs such as guard seen here. As soon as the war finished these jobs became for “men only” once more”

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(via triflesandparsnips)

genderqueerbarnes:

lokilaufeysgirl:

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.


#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

it’s not wrong, she just didn’t have time in the books to expand on every little corner of the magical universe- they’re still amazing books, we’re just acknowledging how risk and diverse her world is and lamenting the fact that she didn’t choose to expand it because it didn’t really fit in with Harry’s story. It was “eurocentric” I don’t know, maybe because J.K. Rowling lives in Europe, and it’s easy for her to write in Europe, and it made sense for her to. It wasn’t a waste, it was her telling a beautiful and amazing story, and part of her gift to us was a world that we can expand on, but acknowledging things like- multi-cultural or worldwide magical schools. 

It makes sense that the books take place in Europe but the books only talk about Europe as if that is the only place with magic. THAT is what people are talking about when they talk about Eurocentrism. There was no allusion to schools or great magical feats outside of Europe. THAT is Eurocentrism, not the fact that they took place in Europe, but that that was all that was mentioned or cared about. And yes that is bad, it’s easily remedied, and it is a waste that it was so limited. Like the triwizard tournament could have been between Hogwarts, a school from China and then a school from one of the many African countries or from Peru or Mexico or just literally anywhere else but it was Hogwarts and two other European schools. That is Eurocentrism and that is a huge waste of potential.
I love the HP series and will love it till i’m dead and cold in the ground, but there is a lot of criticism that can EASILY be made about it, and the limited world view is one of them.
genderqueerbarnes:

lokilaufeysgirl:

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.


#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

it’s not wrong, she just didn’t have time in the books to expand on every little corner of the magical universe- they’re still amazing books, we’re just acknowledging how risk and diverse her world is and lamenting the fact that she didn’t choose to expand it because it didn’t really fit in with Harry’s story. It was “eurocentric” I don’t know, maybe because J.K. Rowling lives in Europe, and it’s easy for her to write in Europe, and it made sense for her to. It wasn’t a waste, it was her telling a beautiful and amazing story, and part of her gift to us was a world that we can expand on, but acknowledging things like- multi-cultural or worldwide magical schools. 

It makes sense that the books take place in Europe but the books only talk about Europe as if that is the only place with magic. THAT is what people are talking about when they talk about Eurocentrism. There was no allusion to schools or great magical feats outside of Europe. THAT is Eurocentrism, not the fact that they took place in Europe, but that that was all that was mentioned or cared about. And yes that is bad, it’s easily remedied, and it is a waste that it was so limited. Like the triwizard tournament could have been between Hogwarts, a school from China and then a school from one of the many African countries or from Peru or Mexico or just literally anywhere else but it was Hogwarts and two other European schools. That is Eurocentrism and that is a huge waste of potential.
I love the HP series and will love it till i’m dead and cold in the ground, but there is a lot of criticism that can EASILY be made about it, and the limited world view is one of them.
genderqueerbarnes:

lokilaufeysgirl:

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.


#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

it’s not wrong, she just didn’t have time in the books to expand on every little corner of the magical universe- they’re still amazing books, we’re just acknowledging how risk and diverse her world is and lamenting the fact that she didn’t choose to expand it because it didn’t really fit in with Harry’s story. It was “eurocentric” I don’t know, maybe because J.K. Rowling lives in Europe, and it’s easy for her to write in Europe, and it made sense for her to. It wasn’t a waste, it was her telling a beautiful and amazing story, and part of her gift to us was a world that we can expand on, but acknowledging things like- multi-cultural or worldwide magical schools. 

It makes sense that the books take place in Europe but the books only talk about Europe as if that is the only place with magic. THAT is what people are talking about when they talk about Eurocentrism. There was no allusion to schools or great magical feats outside of Europe. THAT is Eurocentrism, not the fact that they took place in Europe, but that that was all that was mentioned or cared about. And yes that is bad, it’s easily remedied, and it is a waste that it was so limited. Like the triwizard tournament could have been between Hogwarts, a school from China and then a school from one of the many African countries or from Peru or Mexico or just literally anywhere else but it was Hogwarts and two other European schools. That is Eurocentrism and that is a huge waste of potential.
I love the HP series and will love it till i’m dead and cold in the ground, but there is a lot of criticism that can EASILY be made about it, and the limited world view is one of them.
genderqueerbarnes:

lokilaufeysgirl:

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.


#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

it’s not wrong, she just didn’t have time in the books to expand on every little corner of the magical universe- they’re still amazing books, we’re just acknowledging how risk and diverse her world is and lamenting the fact that she didn’t choose to expand it because it didn’t really fit in with Harry’s story. It was “eurocentric” I don’t know, maybe because J.K. Rowling lives in Europe, and it’s easy for her to write in Europe, and it made sense for her to. It wasn’t a waste, it was her telling a beautiful and amazing story, and part of her gift to us was a world that we can expand on, but acknowledging things like- multi-cultural or worldwide magical schools. 

It makes sense that the books take place in Europe but the books only talk about Europe as if that is the only place with magic. THAT is what people are talking about when they talk about Eurocentrism. There was no allusion to schools or great magical feats outside of Europe. THAT is Eurocentrism, not the fact that they took place in Europe, but that that was all that was mentioned or cared about. And yes that is bad, it’s easily remedied, and it is a waste that it was so limited. Like the triwizard tournament could have been between Hogwarts, a school from China and then a school from one of the many African countries or from Peru or Mexico or just literally anywhere else but it was Hogwarts and two other European schools. That is Eurocentrism and that is a huge waste of potential.
I love the HP series and will love it till i’m dead and cold in the ground, but there is a lot of criticism that can EASILY be made about it, and the limited world view is one of them.
genderqueerbarnes:

lokilaufeysgirl:

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.


#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

it’s not wrong, she just didn’t have time in the books to expand on every little corner of the magical universe- they’re still amazing books, we’re just acknowledging how risk and diverse her world is and lamenting the fact that she didn’t choose to expand it because it didn’t really fit in with Harry’s story. It was “eurocentric” I don’t know, maybe because J.K. Rowling lives in Europe, and it’s easy for her to write in Europe, and it made sense for her to. It wasn’t a waste, it was her telling a beautiful and amazing story, and part of her gift to us was a world that we can expand on, but acknowledging things like- multi-cultural or worldwide magical schools. 

It makes sense that the books take place in Europe but the books only talk about Europe as if that is the only place with magic. THAT is what people are talking about when they talk about Eurocentrism. There was no allusion to schools or great magical feats outside of Europe. THAT is Eurocentrism, not the fact that they took place in Europe, but that that was all that was mentioned or cared about. And yes that is bad, it’s easily remedied, and it is a waste that it was so limited. Like the triwizard tournament could have been between Hogwarts, a school from China and then a school from one of the many African countries or from Peru or Mexico or just literally anywhere else but it was Hogwarts and two other European schools. That is Eurocentrism and that is a huge waste of potential.
I love the HP series and will love it till i’m dead and cold in the ground, but there is a lot of criticism that can EASILY be made about it, and the limited world view is one of them.
genderqueerbarnes:

lokilaufeysgirl:

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.


#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

it’s not wrong, she just didn’t have time in the books to expand on every little corner of the magical universe- they’re still amazing books, we’re just acknowledging how risk and diverse her world is and lamenting the fact that she didn’t choose to expand it because it didn’t really fit in with Harry’s story. It was “eurocentric” I don’t know, maybe because J.K. Rowling lives in Europe, and it’s easy for her to write in Europe, and it made sense for her to. It wasn’t a waste, it was her telling a beautiful and amazing story, and part of her gift to us was a world that we can expand on, but acknowledging things like- multi-cultural or worldwide magical schools. 

It makes sense that the books take place in Europe but the books only talk about Europe as if that is the only place with magic. THAT is what people are talking about when they talk about Eurocentrism. There was no allusion to schools or great magical feats outside of Europe. THAT is Eurocentrism, not the fact that they took place in Europe, but that that was all that was mentioned or cared about. And yes that is bad, it’s easily remedied, and it is a waste that it was so limited. Like the triwizard tournament could have been between Hogwarts, a school from China and then a school from one of the many African countries or from Peru or Mexico or just literally anywhere else but it was Hogwarts and two other European schools. That is Eurocentrism and that is a huge waste of potential.
I love the HP series and will love it till i’m dead and cold in the ground, but there is a lot of criticism that can EASILY be made about it, and the limited world view is one of them.
genderqueerbarnes:

lokilaufeysgirl:

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.


#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

it’s not wrong, she just didn’t have time in the books to expand on every little corner of the magical universe- they’re still amazing books, we’re just acknowledging how risk and diverse her world is and lamenting the fact that she didn’t choose to expand it because it didn’t really fit in with Harry’s story. It was “eurocentric” I don’t know, maybe because J.K. Rowling lives in Europe, and it’s easy for her to write in Europe, and it made sense for her to. It wasn’t a waste, it was her telling a beautiful and amazing story, and part of her gift to us was a world that we can expand on, but acknowledging things like- multi-cultural or worldwide magical schools. 

It makes sense that the books take place in Europe but the books only talk about Europe as if that is the only place with magic. THAT is what people are talking about when they talk about Eurocentrism. There was no allusion to schools or great magical feats outside of Europe. THAT is Eurocentrism, not the fact that they took place in Europe, but that that was all that was mentioned or cared about. And yes that is bad, it’s easily remedied, and it is a waste that it was so limited. Like the triwizard tournament could have been between Hogwarts, a school from China and then a school from one of the many African countries or from Peru or Mexico or just literally anywhere else but it was Hogwarts and two other European schools. That is Eurocentrism and that is a huge waste of potential.
I love the HP series and will love it till i’m dead and cold in the ground, but there is a lot of criticism that can EASILY be made about it, and the limited world view is one of them.
genderqueerbarnes:

lokilaufeysgirl:

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.


#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

it’s not wrong, she just didn’t have time in the books to expand on every little corner of the magical universe- they’re still amazing books, we’re just acknowledging how risk and diverse her world is and lamenting the fact that she didn’t choose to expand it because it didn’t really fit in with Harry’s story. It was “eurocentric” I don’t know, maybe because J.K. Rowling lives in Europe, and it’s easy for her to write in Europe, and it made sense for her to. It wasn’t a waste, it was her telling a beautiful and amazing story, and part of her gift to us was a world that we can expand on, but acknowledging things like- multi-cultural or worldwide magical schools. 

It makes sense that the books take place in Europe but the books only talk about Europe as if that is the only place with magic. THAT is what people are talking about when they talk about Eurocentrism. There was no allusion to schools or great magical feats outside of Europe. THAT is Eurocentrism, not the fact that they took place in Europe, but that that was all that was mentioned or cared about. And yes that is bad, it’s easily remedied, and it is a waste that it was so limited. Like the triwizard tournament could have been between Hogwarts, a school from China and then a school from one of the many African countries or from Peru or Mexico or just literally anywhere else but it was Hogwarts and two other European schools. That is Eurocentrism and that is a huge waste of potential.
I love the HP series and will love it till i’m dead and cold in the ground, but there is a lot of criticism that can EASILY be made about it, and the limited world view is one of them.

genderqueerbarnes:

lokilaufeysgirl:

nearlybecamehistoric:

deusexignis:

iridium-flames:

vixsubridens:

asheathes:

WIZARDING SCHOOLS AROUND THE WORLD: CHINA

Located in deep in the Guilin mountains, shrouded in mist and frequented by dragons that live in the multitude of winding rivers, the students of the Chinese Institute of Magic don their colourful wizarding garbs every September 1st for their return to school whereupon they are treated to spectacular opening festivities involving, but not limited to: choreographed martial arts performances from their combat professors, an assortment of acrobatic wonders, and “Mystery Mooncakes” specially made for the mid-autumn festival.

#BUT WAIT #HOUSES BASED ON THE ORIGINAL FOUR #THE TIGER THE DRAGON THE PHOENIX THE TORTOISE

#just imagine how powerful their magic is though #they’ve been developing it for almost 2000 years longer than western magic imagine how refined and beautiful

#harry potter being eurocentric was such a fuckin’ waste

#my favourite thing is how those of us who have grow up with harry potter are now saying “no that’s not enough” and are expanding the universe #like we’re all critically looking at the books and realizing everything that’s wrong with them and fixing it ourselves #and idk i think that’s amazing

it’s not wrong, she just didn’t have time in the books to expand on every little corner of the magical universe- they’re still amazing books, we’re just acknowledging how risk and diverse her world is and lamenting the fact that she didn’t choose to expand it because it didn’t really fit in with Harry’s story. It was “eurocentric” I don’t know, maybe because J.K. Rowling lives in Europe, and it’s easy for her to write in Europe, and it made sense for her to. It wasn’t a waste, it was her telling a beautiful and amazing story, and part of her gift to us was a world that we can expand on, but acknowledging things like- multi-cultural or worldwide magical schools. 

It makes sense that the books take place in Europe but the books only talk about Europe as if that is the only place with magic. THAT is what people are talking about when they talk about Eurocentrism. There was no allusion to schools or great magical feats outside of Europe. THAT is Eurocentrism, not the fact that they took place in Europe, but that that was all that was mentioned or cared about. And yes that is bad, it’s easily remedied, and it is a waste that it was so limited. Like the triwizard tournament could have been between Hogwarts, a school from China and then a school from one of the many African countries or from Peru or Mexico or just literally anywhere else but it was Hogwarts and two other European schools. That is Eurocentrism and that is a huge waste of potential.

I love the HP series and will love it till i’m dead and cold in the ground, but there is a lot of criticism that can EASILY be made about it, and the limited world view is one of them.

(via triflesandparsnips)

mufasamonsta:

tahthetrickster:

i really like looking at google image searches for “firemen rescuing cats” or something because you get super cute pictures like

image

image

image

image

AND THEN THERE’S THIS ONE

image

"THAT’S RIGHT TWAS I that set the house ablaze!!!”

(via birdschoolforbirds)

marauders4evr:

Wow, so I cannot draw.
That’s alright though. I’m more of a writer. And I have a story to tell.
I have always been disabled. However, up until eight years ago, I could still walk, run, skip, jump, etc. In November 2006, I had a surgery that left me almost paralyzed. I could walk short distances but had to spend the rest of my time in a wheelchair. I was scared and confused. I didn’t know what to do. One day, I turned on the small television in my hospital room and realized that there was an Avatar marathon on. Now, you must understand. I’ve watched Avatar since I was in the fourth grade – when the very first episode came out! So I sat back and eagerly watched the marathon, whispering the dialogue and humming along to the music. When The Northern Air Temple came on, I sat in stunned silence. I had forgotten all about Teo! Here was an epic, well-written, character who just so happened to be disabled! Even better, he was a character who didn’t let his disability define him! By the time I reached The Blind Bandit, I was grinning from ear-to-ear as I watched Toph take down the group of wrestlers.
Toph and Teo are two of the best characters with disabilities that I’ve ever seen. Both are shown to have their limitations. Nevertheless, they’re both mentally, emotionally, and physically strong! And most importantly, they overcome their limitations! Teo can still fly around with the rest of his friends and is able to protect his home when the time comes. Toph is still able to travel around with the Avatar and has proven herself to be an excellent fighter and the greatest earthbender in the world! 
To me, it was as if these fictional characters were saying, “You can do this! Don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise. What do they know!?”
And eight years later, it seem that the tables have turned.
A large part of the Avatar fandom seems to be taking the news that Korra’s in a wheelchair very badly. I’ve seen so many depressing and nasty comments. Many people are wondering how the Avatar can still fight and keep balance while being in a wheelchair.
And every time I see someone comment about how Korra “can’t do this” I just smile and think, “Yes, she can.”
marauders4evr:

Wow, so I cannot draw.
That’s alright though. I’m more of a writer. And I have a story to tell.
I have always been disabled. However, up until eight years ago, I could still walk, run, skip, jump, etc. In November 2006, I had a surgery that left me almost paralyzed. I could walk short distances but had to spend the rest of my time in a wheelchair. I was scared and confused. I didn’t know what to do. One day, I turned on the small television in my hospital room and realized that there was an Avatar marathon on. Now, you must understand. I’ve watched Avatar since I was in the fourth grade – when the very first episode came out! So I sat back and eagerly watched the marathon, whispering the dialogue and humming along to the music. When The Northern Air Temple came on, I sat in stunned silence. I had forgotten all about Teo! Here was an epic, well-written, character who just so happened to be disabled! Even better, he was a character who didn’t let his disability define him! By the time I reached The Blind Bandit, I was grinning from ear-to-ear as I watched Toph take down the group of wrestlers.
Toph and Teo are two of the best characters with disabilities that I’ve ever seen. Both are shown to have their limitations. Nevertheless, they’re both mentally, emotionally, and physically strong! And most importantly, they overcome their limitations! Teo can still fly around with the rest of his friends and is able to protect his home when the time comes. Toph is still able to travel around with the Avatar and has proven herself to be an excellent fighter and the greatest earthbender in the world! 
To me, it was as if these fictional characters were saying, “You can do this! Don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise. What do they know!?”
And eight years later, it seem that the tables have turned.
A large part of the Avatar fandom seems to be taking the news that Korra’s in a wheelchair very badly. I’ve seen so many depressing and nasty comments. Many people are wondering how the Avatar can still fight and keep balance while being in a wheelchair.
And every time I see someone comment about how Korra “can’t do this” I just smile and think, “Yes, she can.”

marauders4evr:

Wow, so I cannot draw.

That’s alright though. I’m more of a writer. And I have a story to tell.

I have always been disabled. However, up until eight years ago, I could still walk, run, skip, jump, etc. In November 2006, I had a surgery that left me almost paralyzed. I could walk short distances but had to spend the rest of my time in a wheelchair. I was scared and confused. I didn’t know what to do. One day, I turned on the small television in my hospital room and realized that there was an Avatar marathon on. Now, you must understand. I’ve watched Avatar since I was in the fourth grade – when the very first episode came out! So I sat back and eagerly watched the marathon, whispering the dialogue and humming along to the music. When The Northern Air Temple came on, I sat in stunned silence. I had forgotten all about Teo! Here was an epic, well-written, character who just so happened to be disabled! Even better, he was a character who didn’t let his disability define him! By the time I reached The Blind Bandit, I was grinning from ear-to-ear as I watched Toph take down the group of wrestlers.

Toph and Teo are two of the best characters with disabilities that I’ve ever seen. Both are shown to have their limitations. Nevertheless, they’re both mentally, emotionally, and physically strong! And most importantly, they overcome their limitations! Teo can still fly around with the rest of his friends and is able to protect his home when the time comes. Toph is still able to travel around with the Avatar and has proven herself to be an excellent fighter and the greatest earthbender in the world!

To me, it was as if these fictional characters were saying, “You can do this! Don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise. What do they know!?”

And eight years later, it seem that the tables have turned.

A large part of the Avatar fandom seems to be taking the news that Korra’s in a wheelchair very badly. I’ve seen so many depressing and nasty comments. Many people are wondering how the Avatar can still fight and keep balance while being in a wheelchair.

And every time I see someone comment about how Korra “can’t do this” I just smile and think, “Yes, she can.”

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"All I did — what I did was — was release the videotape to you, because I had to," Jackson told reporters on Aug. 15 when asked why he released the robbery footage. "I’d been sitting on it, but I — too many people put in a [Freedom of Information Act] request for that thing, and I had to release that tape to you."
Writing for The Blot, Matthew Keys reports that the police department did not receive any specific requests for the videotape.
"A review of open records requests sent to the Ferguson Police Department found that no news organization, reporter or individual specifically sought the release of the surveillance tape before police distributed it on Aug. 15," Keys writes.
Journalist Andrew Perez also said that he has tried to get the documents to show who sent FOIA requests for the recording.
"I requested all requests for the videotape too, and they produced a ton of docs but no requests for the tape," Perez tweeted.
Perez also tweeted that, when asked, Ferguson Police spokesperson Tim Zoll couldn’t think of any specific requests for the tape.

Your daily reminder the Ferguson Police Department participated in a large-scale conspiracy to slander and demonize Michael Brown, while protecting his murderer, fellow officer Darren Wilson. How and why anyone could still be defending these armed thugs is beyond me. #staywoke #farfromover 
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"All I did — what I did was — was release the videotape to you, because I had to," Jackson told reporters on Aug. 15 when asked why he released the robbery footage. "I’d been sitting on it, but I — too many people put in a [Freedom of Information Act] request for that thing, and I had to release that tape to you."
Writing for The Blot, Matthew Keys reports that the police department did not receive any specific requests for the videotape.
"A review of open records requests sent to the Ferguson Police Department found that no news organization, reporter or individual specifically sought the release of the surveillance tape before police distributed it on Aug. 15," Keys writes.
Journalist Andrew Perez also said that he has tried to get the documents to show who sent FOIA requests for the recording.
"I requested all requests for the videotape too, and they produced a ton of docs but no requests for the tape," Perez tweeted.
Perez also tweeted that, when asked, Ferguson Police spokesperson Tim Zoll couldn’t think of any specific requests for the tape.

Your daily reminder the Ferguson Police Department participated in a large-scale conspiracy to slander and demonize Michael Brown, while protecting his murderer, fellow officer Darren Wilson. How and why anyone could still be defending these armed thugs is beyond me. #staywoke #farfromover 

socialjusticekoolaid:

"All I did — what I did was — was release the videotape to you, because I had to," Jackson told reporters on Aug. 15 when asked why he released the robbery footage. "I’d been sitting on it, but I — too many people put in a [Freedom of Information Act] request for that thing, and I had to release that tape to you."

Writing for The Blot, Matthew Keys reports that the police department did not receive any specific requests for the videotape.

"A review of open records requests sent to the Ferguson Police Department found that no news organization, reporter or individual specifically sought the release of the surveillance tape before police distributed it on Aug. 15," Keys writes.

Journalist Andrew Perez also said that he has tried to get the documents to show who sent FOIA requests for the recording.

"I requested all requests for the videotape too, and they produced a ton of docs but no requests for the tape," Perez tweeted.

Perez also tweeted that, when asked, Ferguson Police spokesperson Tim Zoll couldn’t think of any specific requests for the tape.

Your daily reminder the Ferguson Police Department participated in a large-scale conspiracy to slander and demonize Michael Brown, while protecting his murderer, fellow officer Darren Wilson. How and why anyone could still be defending these armed thugs is beyond me. #staywoke #farfromover 

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