courfeyclause:

wings-for-castiel:

headmeetsdesk:

radioactivemoose:

so for some reason hershey’s thinks that golden apples would be great to sell as valentine’s candy

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so i got one and wrote this on top:

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and left it on a table in the studio

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less than five minutes later people were fighting about it

my plan has thus far been a success

I love you

you do realize this is how the trojan war started right

this is definitely how the college au of the iliad starts

(via hellagayyylmao)

Selfie cause my hair looks decent today, for once lol

Selfie cause my hair looks decent today, for once lol

positivebeatsthenegative:

cardiocutie:

Guys you don’t understand how awesome this is. This pattern happens everywhere. It happens on flowers and pinecones absolutely vegetables, it happens all around you. If you don’t think that’s like the realist shit ever i don’t understand you.It’s insane how the universe is literally full of beauty to the point that we can’t even see some of it. Beautiful down to the way it moves.

this is so cool

This and Fibonacci Spirals  and Phi are like my favorite things. Like, the Universe is so fucking intricate! And we’re just here, a mish-mosh of people with all different beliefs about how this science/math/magic/miracle of life managed to happen and how the Universe as we know it even came to exist! And sometimes I think about it and it’s so overwhelming and we’re so tiny and asymmetrical and everything else is so detailed and perfect and beautiful! The worst (or maybe best?) part is, I can’t figure out if that brings meaning to our lives, or reminds us of how incredibly meaningless we all are.

positivebeatsthenegative:

cardiocutie:

Guys you don’t understand how awesome this is. This pattern happens everywhere. It happens on flowers and pinecones absolutely vegetables, it happens all around you. If you don’t think that’s like the realist shit ever i don’t understand you.It’s insane how the universe is literally full of beauty to the point that we can’t even see some of it. Beautiful down to the way it moves.

this is so cool

This and Fibonacci Spirals  and Phi are like my favorite things. Like, the Universe is so fucking intricate! And we’re just here, a mish-mosh of people with all different beliefs about how this science/math/magic/miracle of life managed to happen and how the Universe as we know it even came to exist! And sometimes I think about it and it’s so overwhelming and we’re so tiny and asymmetrical and everything else is so detailed and perfect and beautiful! The worst (or maybe best?) part is, I can’t figure out if that brings meaning to our lives, or reminds us of how incredibly meaningless we all are.

(via if-you-yell-ill-cry)

separate-ways-worlds-apart asked:

I'm not trying to be rude or anything but why is "people of color" okay and "colored people" not? I'm really confused about that since I don't really see the difference.

oh-snap-pro-choice:

separate-ways-worlds-apart:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

Not to be rude but can people start googling?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6132672.stm


WHO, WHAT, WHY?

A regular feature in the BBC News Magazine - aiming to answer some of the questions behind the headlines

"The term was common parlance in the 1960s, but its origins are the problem, says Mr Agbetu. It comes from the ideology of racism, that white people are white, and everyone else is somehow other coloured. It fails to recognise that everyone has an ethnicity and is an inadequate "one-size-fits all" description.

Nor was it a term chosen by those it refers to, but instead imposed by the wider - and white - society.”

-Ash

Okay I can see why it’s an offensive term, that it’s an umbrella term and everything but what’s the difference between people of color and colored people.
I’m seriously not trying to argue at all I’m just curious as to what is considered okay to say and what’s not.
Sorry if this irritates you, maybe I shouldn’t ask you seem to be annoyed enough.

It’s fine to ask for clarification but its the third time I’ve been asked why coloured is offensive, so it gets tedious explaining. You’re fine.


People of colour doesn’t apply that white is the default and everything else is ‘other’. It’s a termed made and used by PoC, for PoC, without anyone else telling us that yeah this is what you are.


-Ash

On an elementary level, I can understand the confusion, because the phrases consist of basically the same words, just rearranged. But only on an elementary level. Language doesn’t exist in some vacuum, consisting only of dictionary definitions and without any historical or societal context.

I’m white, so I could be entirely wrong here, and my opinion on the subject doesn’t really matter as much, but as far as I know, the actual words themselves aren’t offensive. It’s the centuries of oppression that lead to the creation of that phrase, the historical use of it as a demeaning title, the underlying connotations, and the ignorance towards/disregard for that historical context, that offends people. 

More importantly, if the majority of a population finds a word offensive, and you don’t enjoy offending people, is it really that hard to just not to use the word? I can understand being curious about why it’s offensive, but even if you never find a satisfying explanation, I hope you’ll accept that people are, in fact, offended by it.