Blackjack Was Here
the eternal battle with internalized misogyny

rubyvroom:

here’s an example of how insidious this is:

If you were one of those young girls who was simultaneously told that she was smart and talented and loveable for being smart and talented but also told that men were smarter and more valuable than women, you might grow up rejecting anything even vaguely feminine because you didn’t want to be mistaken for weak/stupid/ girly, which you know are bad things.

So you might have a whole lot of tastes that you thought were intrinsic to your personality, like hating the color pink, that are really internalized misogyny. You might grow up and discover some girly stuff that is GREAT like Sailor Moon and realize that you don’t actually hate sparkles and flowers and pink after all, and wonder how different you might have been if you hadn’t been taught from an early age that being a girl was distasteful.

For instance.

But who’s honestly told such things? And who honestly BELIEVES it? I mean, people tend to have internal bullshit detectors and that would set it off in anyone with sense.

Seriously, what sort of microcommunities do y’all live in where these things are not only regular but expected? Because in the world I live in, girls—and everyone else—have basic common sense.

ingthing:

beamkatanachronicles:

thepurpleeyedone:

beamkatanachronicles:

thepurpleeyedone:

beamkatanachronicles:

appleseeddrama:

THEY HAVE THE ACE ATTORNEY OFFICIAL MANGA IN MY LAW LIBRARY I AM CRYING.



Your honor, something is amiss here!
As you are probably aware, library materials are labeled with barcodes as well as a number to determine their location on the shelf, as per the Dewey Decimal System. The books just to the left of the manga are labeled, as are the DVDs just in view on the lower shelf. Look even further behind these shelves and you’ll see that even those books are labeled! 
Ladies and gentlemen of the courtroom, I invite you to take a closer look at the volumes that are, allegedly, part of this law library! Something is missing from the spines, isn’t there?

Where are the bar codes?!
This is a blatant contradiction! The OP is lying— these volumes cannot, therefore, be a part of this library at all! I propose that they simply brought these materials in for the sake of the joke!! 


Only focusing on one aspect and not the whole of the issue, are we, Mr. Wright? Typical.

Your honor, if you bring your attention to the books just left of the manga, you’ll notice there’s a book (the second to the left) that also does not have a bar code.

If you examine the picture even closer—particularly the DVDs below—you’ll see that they bear bar codes, but not on the spines. No, they have them on the back and/or front of the DVDs. Of course, this method of labeling and organizing isn’t limited to products of the film industry alone.

Therefore, I’d like to propose that it is entirely possible that the manga books do, in fact, belong to the library!


Wh-WHAAAAT?! You’re kidding!! 
(Shoot, he’s got me there… Better think of something fast! Something about the books that sets them apart from—
…! I’ve got it!)
While that may be true, you’ve also overlooked one critical error: the titles of the books! Whether or not your hypothesis regarding the labeling system is correct, these titles aren’t alphabetized correctly! What kind of self-respecting librarian would misplace such vital books? 
Well, Edgeworth?



While it pains me to have to point out something so obvious, I suppose I’ll make an exception for you, Wright.
Clearly, one look at the titles of the books next to the manga is a tell-all of this certain library’s less-than-stellar organization skills. None of the books are in alphabetical order, I’m afraid.

They could very well be alphabetized by author and not title, but it’s a little difficult to be able to decipher that from this single picture, wouldn’t you say?
Furthermore, the manga books themselves are in numerical order, suggesting some kind of system is in place, albeit not a very good one, if the alphabetizing is off.

At the end of the day, it seems like neither of us can draw a clear conclusion from this evidence alone. Your honor, I strongly suggest a recess in which we could investigate the library itself further.

I see the issue here very clearly.
Due to the uncertain nature of this case, we’ll have to postpone this decision until more decisive evidence can be obtained. The court will now take a 15-minute recess.

(W-wait, but I’m not—)


WAIT!!!

I’ve got some decisive evidence for you, pal!

We investigated further into the photo. Zooming in, you can see a label on the DVD case to the bottom left.

Photo Close-up added to the court record!


As you can see, pal, you can vaguely see the words “Of Toledo Law Library” on the label!

And, considering possibilities of the rest of that label, “University of Toledo" was the first to come to my mind!
A quick search on the University of Toledo’s Online Law Library Database revealed that there ARE the comics pictured in it!
Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations volumes 1-4 and Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney volumes 1-5!

And there’s more! 
The section these comics are filed under is the “Law in Popular Culture" Section, which matches up with the stickers on the rest of the books on that shelf: "Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes & Legal Culture”, “Prime Time Law”, “Lawyers in Your Living Room!" and "Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies”!
Not only is it in the right section, it’s also a documented part of the Law Library’s database!
How’s that for decisive evidence?

ingthing:

beamkatanachronicles:

thepurpleeyedone:

beamkatanachronicles:

thepurpleeyedone:

beamkatanachronicles:

appleseeddrama:

THEY HAVE THE ACE ATTORNEY OFFICIAL MANGA IN MY LAW LIBRARY I AM CRYING.

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Your honor, something is amiss here!

As you are probably aware, library materials are labeled with barcodes as well as a number to determine their location on the shelf, as per the Dewey Decimal System. The books just to the left of the manga are labeled, as are the DVDs just in view on the lower shelf. Look even further behind these shelves and you’ll see that even those books are labeled! 

Ladies and gentlemen of the courtroom, I invite you to take a closer look at the volumes that are, allegedly, part of this law library! Something is missing from the spines, isn’t there?

image

Where are the bar codes?!

This is a blatant contradiction! The OP is lying— these volumes cannot, therefore, be a part of this library at all! I propose that they simply brought these materials in for the sake of the joke!! 

Only focusing on one aspect and not the whole of the issue, are we, Mr. Wright? Typical.

Your honor, if you bring your attention to the books just left of the manga, you’ll notice there’s a book (the second to the left) that also does not have a bar code.

If you examine the picture even closer—particularly the DVDs below—you’ll see that they bear bar codes, but not on the spines. No, they have them on the back and/or front of the DVDs. Of course, this method of labeling and organizing isn’t limited to products of the film industry alone.

Therefore, I’d like to propose that it is entirely possible that the manga books do, in fact, belong to the library!

image

Wh-WHAAAAT?! You’re kidding!! 

image
(Shoot, he’s got me there… Better think of something fast! Something about the books that sets them apart from—

image
…! I’ve got it!)

While that may be true, you’ve also overlooked one critical error: the titles of the books! Whether or not your hypothesis regarding the labeling system is correct, these titles aren’t alphabetized correctly! What kind of self-respecting librarian would misplace such vital books? 

Well, Edgeworth?

While it pains me to have to point out something so obvious, I suppose I’ll make an exception for you, Wright.

Clearly, one look at the titles of the books next to the manga is a tell-all of this certain library’s less-than-stellar organization skills. None of the books are in alphabetical order, I’m afraid.

They could very well be alphabetized by author and not title, but it’s a little difficult to be able to decipher that from this single picture, wouldn’t you say?

Furthermore, the manga books themselves are in numerical order, suggesting some kind of system is in place, albeit not a very good one, if the alphabetizing is off.

At the end of the day, it seems like neither of us can draw a clear conclusion from this evidence alone. Your honor, I strongly suggest a recess in which we could investigate the library itself further.

I see the issue here very clearly.

image
Due to the uncertain nature of this case, we’ll have to postpone this decision until more decisive evidence can be obtained. The court will now take a 15-minute recess.

image

(W-wait, but I’m not—)

image

WAIT!!!

I’ve got some decisive evidence for you, pal!

We investigated further into the photo. Zooming in, you can see a label on the DVD case to the bottom left.

Photo Close-up added to the court record!

As you can see, pal, you can vaguely see the words “Of Toledo Law Library” on the label!

And, considering possibilities of the rest of that label, “University of Toledo" was the first to come to my mind!

A quick search on the University of Toledo’s Online Law Library Database revealed that there ARE the comics pictured in it!

Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations volumes 1-4 and Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney volumes 1-5!

And there’s more! 

The section these comics are filed under is the “Law in Popular Culture" Section, which matches up with the stickers on the rest of the books on that shelf: "Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes & Legal Culture”, “Prime Time Law”, “Lawyers in Your Living Room!" and "Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies”!

Not only is it in the right section, it’s also a documented part of the Law Library’s database!

How’s that for decisive evidence?

noxfae:

the-wolf-and-moon:

How Dark is Your Sky?

On a clear night we’re usually between 5 and 3

I must have at around a 4 as well and we’re in the suburbs near a major shopping center.

noxfae:

the-wolf-and-moon:

How Dark is Your Sky?

On a clear night we’re usually between 5 and 3

I must have at around a 4 as well and we’re in the suburbs near a major shopping center.

singoutstrong:

kingcheddarxvii:

One of my favorite pieces of Nintendo history is the Gulf War Game Boy. It’s pretty well-known among Nintendo fans but hey! It might be news to you!
After a bombing during the Gulf War, the Game Boy’s owner found it almost completely charred and melted in the wreckage of the blast and sent it back to Nintendo. A Nintendo staff member decided to try to plug it in for the heck of it, and it powered on! Once the screen was replaced it worked like a charm.
The Gulf War Game Boy is a testament to the sturdy design and enduring nature of Nintendo’s handhelds, and it’s pretty amazing to see in action. It’s on display at the Nintendo World Store in NYC, where it spends its retirement playing an endless demo of the original Tetris, adored (but not played on) by all who visit the store. Good job lil buddy, you earned it
Sources: 1, 2, 3

I totally saw this when I went to the stor in NYC. It was definitely impressive.

singoutstrong:

kingcheddarxvii:

One of my favorite pieces of Nintendo history is the Gulf War Game Boy. It’s pretty well-known among Nintendo fans but hey! It might be news to you!

After a bombing during the Gulf War, the Game Boy’s owner found it almost completely charred and melted in the wreckage of the blast and sent it back to Nintendo. A Nintendo staff member decided to try to plug it in for the heck of it, and it powered on! Once the screen was replaced it worked like a charm.

The Gulf War Game Boy is a testament to the sturdy design and enduring nature of Nintendo’s handhelds, and it’s pretty amazing to see in action. It’s on display at the Nintendo World Store in NYC, where it spends its retirement playing an endless demo of the original Tetris, adored (but not played on) by all who visit the store. Good job lil buddy, you earned it

Sources: 1, 2, 3

I totally saw this when I went to the stor in NYC. It was definitely impressive.

I finally caught up with the 1990s and watched Good Burger.

That was not what I was expecting. And is it just me or is Ed way autistic? He even talks about how he said his first words when he was six.

"I want to know why I’m on this list with all these ne’er-do-wells. Villainy simply isn’t in my nature."

"Yeah well trying to shanghai a sea God is at least frowned upon."

"I want to know why I’m on this list with all these ne’er-do-wells. Villainy simply isn’t in my nature."

"Yeah well trying to shanghai a sea God is at least frowned upon."

amatsumagatsuchi:

we are dark | 洛こ [pixiv] 

Cyrus turn around and face the damn camera

amatsumagatsuchi:

we are dark | 洛こ [pixiv] 

Cyrus turn around and face the damn camera

I did it, I called a cat rescue about the idea of cat cafes! The receptionist was really excited about the concept and she said she’d get it to her bosses.

catsbeaversandducks:

America’s First Cat Café Opens: Drink Coffee Alongside Adorable Cats

Yesterday, America’s first cat café opened in New York City. Cat lovers, you now have only three more day to sip coffee and eat pastries alongside adorable cats! Purina One teamed up with the North Shore Animal League, the country’s largest no-kill shelter, to create this pop-up café that’s the temporary home to rescue cats. While the concept of a cat café has been around for a while, with Asia and Europe leading the way, this is the first time one has opened in the United States. Two permanent cat cafés are scheduled to open in San Francisco this year.

The concept is simple. Visitors pay an hourly fee or cover charge to sit and lounge with cats. This one, on 168 Bowery, is free. Sixteen cats roam the premises and you’re welcome to pick one up and snuggle with it. If you fall in love with a particular one, you can even adopt it! (Read about each individual cat, here. Looks like “Sushi” is featured in the photo, above.) To get your feline fix, stop by the store from 10a to 7p each day till April 27. If you’d like to learn a little something, you can listen to different cat experts talk about cat health and behavior. The store’s capacity is limited to just 65 people, so you may have to wait in line.

Via My Modern Met

Oh wow. There’s a lot of no-kill shelters here that are usually hard pressed for money. I should call then and suggest this!

archmasterjazzy:

sudenkorento:

greenpoffin:

sudenkorento:

"I think men and women should have the same rights but I am against feminism"

please stop talking

Because if you disagree with them, you better stop talking.

Feminism, everyone.

How can you possibly be against…

You do realize that the best way to combat racism in a system is to be part of that system yourself and make your voice heard, right? That’s the best way to combat all sorts of bigotry, really. When you get down to it, every movement has had those histories because SOCIETY has had those histories.

Also, social issues don’t stop at international borders. People tend to be most concerned with matters in their own countries, but that doesn’t mean that nobody cares about international matters. Here where I live most of the feminist movements are ABOUT foreign issues. This idea that “western” feminists (a term that itself tends to ignore the fact that south and central America as well as Africa are as west as North America and Europe) overlook these things simply isn’t realistic. And yet that we do, we’re faced with accusations of “using the suffering of foreign women to justify American feminism”—there is literally no winning here. People legitimately don’t WANT us to care so that they can accuse us of NOT caring.

As a feminist, I value facts. When someone claiming to be a feminist cites something inaccurate, I correct them. I do that in all aspects of my life, because the truth is the most important thing we as a world have. So to keep hearing that because I consider myself part of an equality movement that I inherently don’t value facts, I get angry, because it’s presuming to know me when it knows nothing.