that calling women of color exotic is
- fucking racist
- and not a fucking compliment
Anonymous said: do black aboriginal men suffer the same police brutality as black american men?
Yes. Experiences obviously differ in terms of guns as gun laws here very different to America, but Aboriginal men are harassed by the police and police brutality is very common. We still have Aboriginal peoples dying in police custody and incarceration rates are always increasing. A lot of similarities can be drawn between the treatment of Black American peoples and Black Australian peoples by the police.
a really good example of this is the mulrunji case on palm island in 2005-2006 if you want to google it, non-aussies
Is it me or do you level really quick after lvl 50 in Lotro.
for me, 35-50ish was absolutely glacial
It really picks up again after you hit 60, though, basically from Moria onward I’ve pretty well flown through levels, I’m at 92 now
with me, 30-50 was REALLY fast and then 50-60 was slower and it got down to a snail’s pace after that even with VIP EXP bonuses
I will do them all eventually, I promise! right now I am too busy sneezing the contents of my sinuses onto my t-shirt. :(
I’ve been avoiding an anonymous ask in my box today, because some of the details could probably be used to identify one or more specific TMP fans, and while I don’t know who it is, I don’t think that it’s helpful to us as a community to single any person out unless it’s for praise.
The gist was that some people were choosing to support the show one way, and the anonymous commenter did not necessarily agree that they were doing all they could do for the show, and perhaps were cherry-picking participation opportunities for self-promotion.
Well, that’s as may be, but there’s no wrong way to enjoy the show and definitely no wrong way to promote it. We’re a small fanbase, and we can’t fall apart now. We’ve been through the mill this year: threatened with losing this thing we love, and still facing the possibility that this season may not get extended or renewed. We’ve banded together to do a wide variety of promotions, and worked really hard at trying to invite new fans in - so let’s keep it up. Participate any way you can, participate any way you want to, and take the time to appreciate how lucky we are to have this show and this community.
I’ll start the ball rolling by naming someone, and I want YOU, dear fans to reblog this and name someone in the fandom who you are thankful for - and if you can’t or don’t want to then that’s fine too. I appreciate you.
Thank you dagaptoothedbetch for sending me interesting asks about The Mindy Project, which really encourages me to write more!
This gon’ be long…
The thing that I absolutely adore about this fandom is that, as a group, we have created so many different ways to express our
abiding obsession withdeep appreciation for this fantastic show. Some have sacrificed time away from their families to create awesome podcasts (like the adorable mindiansminute and her husband, Marty) while others have poured their hearts into fanfiction. A few have created such a warm Twitter community with their enthusiasm and special Mindian events (like inkasaurus's very fun Pub Night and our 28 Hotel Rooms livetweet). Others choose to abstain from all of it and simply enjoy the show in peace. All of it is appreciated and no matter how somebody chooses to exercise their inner fan, it is MORE than enough. Period.
There are far too many people to thank…and I am shit at matching up Twitter/AO3/Tumblr handles, but everyone has wormed their way into my heart in different ways:
Thank you city-bright, evmlove, hiphopsoulqueen, redglasseslove, alyssahoman, hannhannham, hatfieldvmccoy, evensnarkiersara, aconstipatedmeerkat, tinyfierceandsassy, mindannyforever, ambrosiajones and mindys2ndaccount for always being so funny, supportive and sweet.
Thank you fortlaudertales2720 for your wit, unrelenting humor, and unabashed nerdism, all of which have come together to create a person who is not only one of my favorite Mindians, but one of my favorite people. <3
Thank you singasaranade for your fanvid talent and for naming The Author’s Archive when I simply could not coin the work I wanted to do.
Thank you, beyoncephatthai and mindyprojectlove for being my Breaking Bad Fangirl Guides this summer. Also, BeyoncePhatThai, a special thank you to you for occasionally livetweeting my stories. Hahaha!
Thank you imadandylioness for your trending data and being a fountain of Messina knowledge.
Thank you mindyanddannyfineanddandy for being on the forefront of fanfic promotion (and for writing such beauty).
Thank you jaythenerdkid for always being such a fearless inspiration.
There are others who have been wonderful, but I’m not sure who they are on Tumblr, like slayhiri, alyg8or, myhipsdontlie (all Twitter) and others whose names escape me, but thank you all for being so consistently wonderful.
And lastly, a major thank you to my loves, the-omniscient-narrator, alittlenutjob, jsmapdi, and my stunning writing partner with an ass that doesn’t quit, helenvanpattersonpatton. This fandom may have my hand, but you ladies have my heart eyes. <3 <3 <3 <3
I love this fandom. Every one of you.
I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING SHUT UP
I love how welcoming and enthusiastic this fandom is. Writing for it is a pleasure and watching together is incredibly fun. I’m glad to know all of you, I really am.
If I had to single anyone out, though, it would be alittlenutjob for encouraging me to write more, ambrosiajones and the-omniscient-narrator for our amazing soul-baring DM chats, nakedmonkey for being the first Mindian to welcome me on tumblr, cesays for understanding what it’s like to write British English in an American English fandom, arineat for her enthusiastic newbie liveblogs (and for inviting me to squee about Mindy on The Big 24 this year) and phunkybrewsterspen for always having my back on Twitter. Y’all are amazing and I love you.
arineat said: re: the edit of the paper, it was actually a student who misspelled "privilege", not the professor. They were saying the student was being a fucking asshole, but that the prof loved the paper - particularly that bit that the peer editor shit all over.
ah, this makes a lot more sense!