lemonsweetie:

Let me tell you a thing, about an amazing man named Patrick Stewart

I went to Comicpalooza this weekend and I was full of nervous energy as I was standing in line to ask Sir Patrick Stewart a question at his panel. I first had to thank him for a speech he had given at amnesty international about domestic violence towards women . I had only seen it a few months ago but I was still dealing with my own personal experience with a similar issue, and I didn’t know what to call it. After seeing Patrick talk so personally about it I finally was able to correctly call it abuse, in my case sexual abuse that was going to quickly turn into physical abuse as well. I didn’t feel guilty or disgusting anymore. I finally didn’t feel responsible for the abuse that was put upon me. I was finally able to start my healing process and to put that part of my life behind me.

After thanking him I asked him “Besides acting, what are you most proud of that you have done in you life (that you are willing to share with us)?”. Sir Patrick told us about how he couldn’t protect his mother from abuse in his household growing up and so in her name works with an organization called Refuge for safe houses for women and children to escape from abusive house holds. Sir Patrick Stewart learned only last year that his father had actually been suffering from PTSD after he returned from the military and was never properly treated. In his father’s name he works with an organization called Combat Stress to help those soldiers who are suffering from PTSD.

They were about to move onto the next question when Sir Patrick looked at me and asked me “My Dear, are you okay?” I said yes, and that I was finally able to move on from that part of my life. He then passionately said that it is never the woman’s fault in domestic violence, and how wrong to think that it ever is. That it is in the power of men to stop violence towards women. The moderator then asked “Do you want a hug?”

Sir Patrick didn’t even hesitate, he smiled, hopped off the stage and came over to embrace me in a hug. Which he held me there for a long while. He told me “You never have to go through that again, you’re safe now.” I couldn’t stop thanking him. His embrace was so warm and genuine. It was two people, two strangers, supporting and giving love. And when we pulled away he looked strait in my eyes, like he was promising that. He told me to take care. And I will.

Sir Patrick Stewart is an absolute roll model for men. He is an amazing man and was so kind and full of heart. I want to let everyone know to please find help if you are in a violent or abusive house hold or relationship. There are organizations and people ready to help. I had countless people after the panel thanking me for sharing the story and asking him those questions. Many said they went through similar things. You are not alone.

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^ Here is the video of my question to Sir Patrick Stewart

Photos by Eugene Lee, Thank you

pleasestopbeingsad:

Street harassment is not a compliment.

pleasestopbeingsad:

Street harassment is not a compliment.

w-a-n-n-a-umqra:

tinnyhouse:

actualvriskaserket:

bloosweater:

teppelin:

sexyspoon:

pyrates:

i think this is how i feel most of the time


i got u balloons

omg you are so cute


i got u a cat


i made you a cake 


i got you ryan gosling

this is why i love tumblr

w-a-n-n-a-umqra:

tinnyhouse:

actualvriskaserket:

bloosweater:

teppelin:

sexyspoon:

pyrates:

i think this is how i feel most of the time

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i got u balloons

omg you are so cute

i got u a cat

i made you a cake 

i got you ryan gosling

this is why i love tumblr

castiel-in-a-sherlocked-tardis:

LIBBY COOPER, YOU’RE A STAR

THis is possibly the cruelest thing the creators of How I met your Mother could have ever done to me

jakethemotherfuckingfox:

letshaveasmile:

I was watching the episode Bad News, which always makes me cry, when I noticed…THE FUCKING NUMBERS

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THEY COUNTED DOWN TO MARSHAL FINDING OUT HIS DAD DIED!!!

NO. Fuck you!

lustyloveylady:

what a beautiful powerful human being

I will always reblog this when it comes up on my dash

laughterkey:

bogleech:

youmightfindyourself:

What happens when you pay two monkeys unequally?

this video is more worth it than you can imagine

Watch this.

“Stand Your Ground” law helps white defendants a lot more than black ones

"A man in Florida shoots a man he finds having sex with his wife, killing him.  A woman in Florida shoots the wall to scare off an abusive husband, harming nobody. Guess which one was acquitted? Guess which one was convicted?"

Unbelievable.

WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR: I keep seeing this annoying bullshit on my dash, and I wonder why the...

wilwheaton:

I keep seeing this annoying bullshit on my dash, and I wonder why the hell I follow a Tumblr that posts annoying bullshit … and then I realize it’s the fucking sponsored posts that I hate.

I’m really hoping missing e will let me block this shit, until I figure out how to get AdBlock to stop…

laughterkey:

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brightcopperpenny:

I made my three-year-old niece her first convention/Halloween costume this year. If you ask her who she is dressed as, she’ll reply, “Tiny Princess Captain America!”

On Halloween, we discovered that if you point to a kid in a Captain America costume and ask her who he’s dressed as, she will also reply, “Tiny Princess Captain America!”

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Attagirl.

ETA: I just added a post about how to make Tiny Princess Captain America

From here on out, Steve shall be known as “Tiny Princess Captain America.” If Tiny Princess Captain America says they’re all Tiny Princess Captain America, who am I to argue?

I adore that little tiara.

This is the most adorable thing. Look at her!

This makes me smile so fucking much.

I picture Tony being more than happy to call Steve “Tiny princess Captain America.” With or without being prompted to do so.

I picture Steve being perfectly okay with it, especially after the day he runs into Tiny Princess Captain America, trick-or-treating in the city along with a bunch of other kids. And she kinda stops in the crowd, and gets this great big smile on her face, and bolts down the sidewalk and up to him, and she just can’t say anything because she’s just in AWE.

So Steve crouches down and says, “You look just like me!”, and she beams even brighter, as if that’s even possible. Then Steve remembers that time Thor told him about how much he loves his little-girl fans, and how when he meets them he lets them “hold” Mjolnir, and also Steve thinks about Thor’s room full of little girl drawings at Stark Tower. (Yes, I *did* just manage to connect this with that Littlest Thor Fangirl post that went around a while ago.) Normally Steven doesn’t get recognized quite like the rest of the Avengers when he’s not in uniform except by elderly folks who remember him from the old days, but since the attack on New York, plenty of younger people and kids spot him on the street out of uniform and know him, just like this little girl.

So Steve asks, “What’s your name?” To which she finally says, “Tiny Princess Captain America!” And he laughs, and then whispers, “I meant your secret identity.” So she tells him, and gives him a big hug, and then runs off to rejoin the other trick-or-treaters.

A week later, she gets a letter in the mail from Stark Tower, and when she opens it she gasps, because it’s a drawing of Captain America and Tiny Princess Captain America fighting bad guys and saving the world together.

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I had to.

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And now, a response from Tiny Princess Captain America, via her mom:

“She was HILARIOUS when I gave her a printout of the fanart. The first thing she asked was, “What am I doing with my elbow?” Then there were more questions such as, “What are we doing?”, “Are the bad guys sort of like pasta?”, “Is he poking me?”, and “Why isn’t he wearing a dress?” This went on for about half an hour. You know how she is. But she absolutely loved it and it is now standing up on her art easel.

“She decided she wanted to draw a picture for the nice person who drew a picture for her. Tiny Princess Captain America is helping Big Tiny Princess Captain America fight the bad guys all around them. They are both holding their shields and TPCA of course has her signature dress of ruffly tiers. Bonus random balloon, too.

“Next up she decided that she wanted to draw TPCA’s friend Tiny Princess Thor, helping Big Tiny Princess Thor fight the bad guys. This time they have some helpers - butterflies, puppies, and ballet dancers.” 

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This is the cutest most heartwarming thing that I have read this year. Oh my god.

I love Tumblr so hard.

laughingsquid:

Star Wars-Themed Crocheted Hats, Mittens, and Lightsabers

Attn. @beccamathilde

Iraqi Birth Defects Worse than Hiroshima

specialedition87:

hipsterlibertarian:

The United States may be finished dropping bombs on Iraq, but Iraqi bodies will be dealing with the consequences for generations to come in the form of birth defects, mysterious illnesses and skyrocketing cancer rates.
Al Jazeera’s Dahr Jamail reports that contamination from U.S. weapons, particularly Depleted Uranium (DU) munitions, has led to an Iraqi health crisis of epic proportions. “[C]hildren being born with two heads, children born with only one eye, multiple tumours, disfiguring facial and body deformities, and complex nervous system problems,” are just some of the congenital birth defects being linked to military-related pollution.

Many of these defects are linked to the use of phosphorus and depleted uranium in US bombs dropped on metropolitan areas. The latter is a “chemically toxic heavy metal produced in nuclear waste, [which] is used in weapons due to its ability to pierce through armor.” It’s extremely hazardous, producing birth defects, cancer, and attacking numerous organs. Because depleted uranium can be so “useful,” however, the governments of the US, UK, France, and Israel have opposed banning or limiting its use in bombs.

The price for this prioritization of convenience over, you know, not mass-torturing huge segments of the civilian population and their unborn children is being paid by the Iraqi people:

Today, 14.7 percent of Fallujah’s babies are born with a birth defect, 14 times the documented rate in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Fallujah’s babies have also experienced heart defects 13 times the European rate and nervous system defects 33 times that of Europe. That comes on top of a 12-fold rise in childhood cancer rates since 2004. Furthermore, the male-to-female birth ratio is now 86 boys for every 100 girls, indicating genetic damage that affects males more than females.

If there remains any doubt about the morality of the invasion of Iraq, it seems to me we can consider that question damningly settled.

NOTE: This link does feature some graphic images (like the one you’ll see above if you’re viewing this post on the dashboard). It also offers a link to see even more disturbing photos — the birth defect shown here are the “milder” ones. Click at your own risk.

Jesus Christ.