I will never not reblog this, because it just gives me so many feels.
what do you mean drawn better thats the best fucking stickman ive ever seen fuck you
And that’s why I love my characters. I love to see them as real people with feelings and thoughts, which makes me smile everyday. <3
One of our own has taken her own life as a result of cyber bullying and bullying in real life.
Her name was Meegan. She roleplayed Mary Winchester; some of you may have known her as waywardmother. She was lovely, caring, and always had a kind word or an ear to lend to those who needed it,…
Hoping to give new meaning to the term “natural light,” a small group of biotechnology hobbyists and entrepreneurs has started a project to develop plants that glow, potentially leading the way for trees that can replace electric streetlamps and potted flowers luminous enough to read by.
The project, which will use a sophisticated form of genetic engineering called synthetic biology, is attracting attention not only for its audacious goal, but for how it is being carried out.
Rather than being the work of a corporation or an academic laboratory, it will be done by a small group of hobbyist scientists in one of the growing number of communal laboratories springing up around the nation as biotechnology becomes cheap enough to give rise to a do-it-yourself movement.
The project is also being financed in a D.I.Y. sort of way: It has attracted more than $250,000 in pledges from about 4,500 donors in about two weeks on the Web site Kickstarter. (via A Dream of Glowing Trees Is Assailed for Gene-Tinkering - NYTimes.com)
Reblogged before, but worth an update: These guys got more than funded, with still 28 days to go. Not bad for a DIY biotech lab.
Oh science, how did you know I wanted to turn my apartment into Pandora?
There was a party on May 3rd at the University of Southern California with the majority of attendees being African-American and Hispanic USC students. The party was registered with the school, and there was another party directly across the street being attended by mostly Caucasian/White students. Both parties had similar noise levels according to dozens of accounts from both sides (source).
Two cops arrived to the party with the minorities and told them to lower their noise level; the party’s host told the attendees to go inside the house and they resumed the party in there with lower volume. A few minutes later the cops came back and students began leaving, and the cops arrested the host. More and more cops began to arrive and soon a helicopter came. All of this was while the students were filing out and more and more cops entered the home; furthermore, the white party continued across the street and some officers even went there to tell them to stay inside and safe. A white student told reporters that “basically they didn’t stop our party at all. They had no problem with us.” (source).
As the minority students saw all the cops and attempted to leave, some were tased, and some were slammed to the ground and arrested. Many resisted on the grounds that they had no idea why they were being arrested seeing as they were leaving peacefully and were over the drinking age (the party required ID). Even more cops arrived (source)(video).
Later that night at about 4:30am, a resident at the house where the white party was thrown was awoken by thudding. He rose to see two LAPD officers trying to speak to his roommate. They ordered him to wake up everybody in the (co-ed) house and as they did so they stumbled into two female residents shirtless and asleep, and one of the officers simply stared. (source)
The reason that they were in that house was to gather statements about how LAPD acted correctly against the minority students but the students at the white party’s house gave factual statements that did not incriminate the minority students how the officers wanted. They have complained about their home being entered without a warrant in the middle of the night but have yet to hear back.
On Tuesday USC will have an open forum in regards to the racial profiling that happened (at the party and in the past) at the school but that is not enough; this has to be more than a local issue and should be made known nationally. USC has issues with racial profiling and it is time that it stops. Anyone can help by signing this petition and making it big. (Photograph source)
Hello. I’m Kayla. On June 9th, I got in an argument with a member of Westboro Baptist Church outside of my states PrideFest regarding my lesbian mothers. This man (seen in the photograph) made the statement that all homosexuals are child molesters and rapists. I mentioned that both of my mothers have careers that are meant to help children, one is a special education teacher, and the other works at Sexual Assault Treatment Center. Once he heard that my mom works at SATC, he immediately scoffed and said “you’re mother is a whore, a bitch, and she’s the one who puts those kids in a treatment center for raped kids.”
And then that was the moment I decided to dump my entire camelback water bottle onto his head, megaphone, and ridiculously large religious sign.
(End note, the police officer across the street ignored the mans yells, and gave me a thumbs up)
AHAHA THIS IS ME ON MY OWN DASH
oh man this is on tumblr now that makes me happy
YOU GO KAYLA