July 28, 2014

blaxkdreams:

maleeshda3wa:

yayasmeen:

I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

This deserves at least a thousand notes !!

Yass

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July 28, 2014

patsysvodka:

Women Prefer to Sleep with Boston Bomber over Howard Stern

"I’d have the Boston Bomber in my house, over Howard Stern." 

lmao right now…

In other news, water is wet.

July 28, 2014

Anonymous said: Jahar and Tamerlan are historically Chechen names and then Bella and Ailina aren't. It kind of says something if you consider the fact tam and j were treated better than them. The girls were kind of ostracized compared to the boys

I think it’s not the names that were the reason, it is the culture in general. This photo essay by Diana Markosian reveals the gender inequality in modern-day Chechnya.

July 28, 2014

maxkirin:

Amy Rose asked:

I am working on a story from the perspective of a group of characters trying to overtake their government. They do this through what is basically terrorism. The thing is that I am afraid that people will think I condone these acts… am I overthinking this, or am I right to be worried? 

Hello there, writerly friend~ ♥︎

I touched on this subject a long, long, time ago. But since it was part of a Writing Advice Blitz, I didn’t go very much into depth— so let’s do just that! For this question, though, I think it would be more effective to take it in reverse.

I am going to warn you that I am going to start off by talking about Society, since this is one of those questions that have very little to do with writing— and more with the writer (and the society they live in).

Is it rational to fear what people may think of you based on your writing (and art)?

Society programs people to be afraid of a ton of things. Society tells people that they need to go to college if they want to be happy, and that they need to get married if they want to be happy, and that they need to have children if they want to be happy. Of course, people forget that this example of ‘happiness’ is an illusion. It’s not happiness, it’s acceptance.

And this is the entire basis behind our fears.

The fear of doing anything that is different (such as art) is the fear of proving to the people around us that we are indeed different, and thus we don’t deserve to be accepted. And anyone who has ever been bullied in their lives knows what happens when people who are accepted have fodder to justify being cruel to those who are not.

I think that part of becoming your real self is realizing that you have been programmed, and that the ‘happiness’ that has been taught to you (acceptance) is not true— because you, and only you, can define happiness for yourself.

Now, let’s look at your question again.

Is it rational to fear what people may think of you based on your writing (and art)?

Of course it is. Society programmed you to be afraid of doing anything that is different. Anything that may empower people to hurt you. It’s as rational as being afraid of heights because it reminds your brain that you are not safe, and that a single wrong step can end you.

Just like… writing a story about a group of terrorists may give people plenty of reason to think that you are not a good person—

Except not.  Let me explain.

Should I be afraid that people may assume things about me based on my writing (and art)?

I am going to tell you right now that anyone with enough interest in reading knows pretty darn well that there is a disconnection between the book they are reading and the person who wrote it.

Let me repeat that.

Anyone who would rather read a book is CERTAINLY smart enough to know that words on the page and YOU are two different creatures. It’s as simple as that. Everyone else, the people who don’t read books, don’t matter at all— because they have nothing to do with your line of work. I don’t know anything about being a butcher, but I don’t think it would be wise to assume that just because a person happens to cut meat all day that this makes them more likely to be an axe murderer.

So, no. You should not be afraid of what people will assume of you based on your writing— because I have written some pretty weird stuff, and that doesn’t make me a psycho, it just makes me a writer.

As that old Dr. Seuss line goes:

"Those who matter don’t mind, and those who mind don’t matter."

As a final note, if you are someone who has been shaking their heads the whole time, and you believe that there are things that “Writers should not make books about, especially terrorism” I want to say that I get what you mean. I do. I get it— but your opinion is immediately invalidated (for me) because you would rather live in a world without Les Miserables (which is really, a story about a group of terrorists trying to overthrow their government). And I am sorry but I could not fathom a reality without Les Mis. I can’t. Sorry, it’s just not possible :P

♫ Red, a world about to dawn! Black, the night that ends at last! ♫

Thank you for the question, Amy! And doubly-thank you for pledging to my Patreon page! Thank you for directly supporting me, my books, and the awesome posts that you see on this blog everyday~ ♥︎

Interested in becoming a Patron? Head over to my Patreon Page where you will find information on the sweet perks that can be yours from as little as $1 dollar a month, least of which is my gratitude! ♥︎

Relevant to my situation, too.

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July 28, 2014
polandballcomics:

The Canadian flag
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polandballcomics:

The Canadian flag

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July 28, 2014

Anonymous said: This may be nothing but: I've always found it interesting that Ailina and Bella to my knowledge don't have names with Russian roots in them, but Dzhokar and Tamerlan are extremely Russian names. This along with many things make me believe the boys were favored obviously over the girls

Actually, “Dzhokhar” (Джохар) and “Tamerlan” (Тамерлан) are Chechen male names. “Ailina” and “Bella” do not appear on the corresponding list of Chechen female names.

Interestingly, both “Dzhokhar” and “Tamerlan” are names of heroism in the culture.

The warlord Timur, or Tamerlane, conquered West, South, and Central Asia in the 14th century as the “Sword of Islam.”

Dzhokhar Dudayev was the first president of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria.

July 28, 2014

Anonymous said: What is Jahar's FAVORITE salad dressing?

Didn’t I answer this before?

July 28, 2014
lavittoriadivictoria:

Kefir Blini or Russian Crêpes Последний день масленицы)) ешьте блинчики

lavittoriadivictoria:

Kefir Blini or Russian Crêpes
Последний день масленицы)) ешьте блинчики

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July 28, 2014

Anonymous said: What do you think it says about jahar/what he knew/how he was feeling when he tweeted about the "fake story" of that account on twitter about the bombings? I think that is the most interesting thing ever on his twitter.

dzhoslibrarian:

I agree it’s extremely interesting and it probably gives a hint at what’s to come when evidence is presented at trial.

It shows that he was following at least one story to have come out of the bombing. Which means he probably followed others, too. We will have to wait and see what the forensic data show.

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July 28, 2014

tranblogger:

oh 

why didn’t i watch it earlier?

Your must-watch video of the day.

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