Sean Dillon

theonlyspiral:

froborr:

gaeth:

gaeth:

OKAY, GUYS

A lot of you who follow me know the protomen

Which is good

But a lot of you don’t (because you probably follow me for goth reasons or wargaming reasons or whatever-the-fuck-else reasons)

Which is unfortunate

You guys are probably wondering right now:

Also worth noting: As far as I’m concerned, they are the only people allowed to cover Queen.

At all.

Ever.

Their concert at Pax three years ago had me in tears it was so good. I was front row right, and with how wild the stage show was they kept coming over and giving me strange looks. Best night ever.

theonlyspiral:

deathchrist2000:

lydiabutz:

My little cousins hate Deadpool so much I’m so proud

Well I can why: it’s really hard to like someone who is literally Evil Spider-Man!

Yeah, I hate Peter Parker too.

But I like Peter Parker. I will admit that I need to get into Miles’ stuff, but I blame my local library for only having one volume of that series.

trying-to-resonate-concrete:

acciothenoseofvoldemort:

trying-to-resonate-concrete:

Clearly this attempt at trying to understand the Moffat-hate crowd was a mistake. Of the responses I got, I got one person who started by making some comment about “the proper use of the tag” (seriously, who the fuck made you Queen of the Tumblr tag?), and one person who pointed me to some things…

Maybe you’re just not opening your mind enough? I mean if you’re going to disregard anything with gifs (don’t understand why that’s even a problem) then clearly you’re not that interested in what we have to say. I saw your response to that person and all they did was provide their side and you didn’t say “thanks but here’s my reasons why i disagree with you” and instead you acted more (IMHO) condescending toward them

and i still don’t this anti-gifset thing

it honestly felt like you WANTED a reason to not like anyone’s responses

I should clarify that when I say “gifset criticism” I don’t mean “using gifsets to illustrate a point,” I mean taking a scene or line or quote, isolating it from its context, constructing a whole pseudo-narrative around the scene, and then responding to that. That’s a style of criticism that I find invalid, and it’s the one that is most often used by the Moffat-hate crowd (STFU-Moffat is particularly prone to this).

As for whether or not I’m opening my mind enough… I think it’s the other way around actually.

I mean, like I said, I find the Steven Moffat era of Doctor Who to be very feminist and worthy of admiration. As I argued in the post, the story of Amy’s recovery from her sexual assault is, I feel, the best story of sexual assault survival I’ve ever seen on television. I think the fact that he’s the first Doctor Who show-runner to successfully come up with a structure for the Doctor/companion dynamic that doesn’t require the companion to throw their life away (even if temporarily) to travel with the Doctor is absolutely incredible. I think the feint of the Clara mystery - resolved with the revelation that the Doctor was wrong to think of her as a mystery, and that she was in fact just a normal woman who did something incredible - is fantastic. Steven Moffat has written some wonderfully progressive things that are worthy of praise.

And I think ignoring these things and getting hung up on cheap gender jokes and a few nasty scenes from other peoples’ episodes that he missed in editing is closed-minded. I think it comes out of a desire to hate Steven Moffat by any means necessary, and I think people will re-write the actual history of the show to serve that purpose. And that’s not okay. In fact, it’s harmful - in an interview I linked to a few weeks ago, Moffat’s wife (and producer of Sherlock), Sue Vertue, explains that they’ve seen what people say about him and that it distresses her. If you’re going to say nasty things about people to the extent that it causes them stress, you at least owe it to them to give an honest and all-encompassing account of what they’ve done. The Moffat-hate crowd doesn’t.

As for what I said about the person who responded to my post? Their criticism was inept and stuck to the same inaccurate representation of Steven Moffat’s work that is common among Moffat-crit. I stand by that. If I was condescending when I said it, well, shame on me, then. But I’m not going to be disingenuous for the sake of politeness.

I’d love to be able to engage with feminist critics of the Steven Moffat era. But I no longer feel like I can expect a discussion in which both the good and bad of the Moffat era is represented and accounted for, and I feel like the vitriol and the personal attacks against Steven Moffat himself have gotten way out hand. I cannot respect people who are dishonest in the name of feminism, and I cannot respect people who make vitriolic and violent comments about someone with no real major offenses to his name as if that’s at all okay.

teal-deer:

The Satanic Temple follows the tenets of LaVeyan Satanism. Among those tenants are:

  • One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
  • The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forego your own.
  • Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.

This means under no uncertain terms that telling a Satanist woman that she can’t have an abortion is against her religion, as it violates her freedom, does not conform to our best scientific understanding of the world, and violates the idea that her body is inviolable and subject to her will alone. 

What the Temple is saying is that according to their religion, Satanist women do not have to be subjected to state mandated so-called “Informed Consent” materials (really bullying propaganda designed to scare women out of abortions) and that only the woman has the right to decide whether or not she wants an abortion

The website linked above also includes a letter you can print out and hand to your doctor stating that your deeply held religious beliefs mean that your bodily autonomy cannot be violated. 

Here’s an article from The Raw Story about it. 

In short:

thanks satan

joeywaggoner:

Everyone gets to go to a convention except me.

Also, AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH! Daleks have invaded Sesame Street! Everybody run!

lydiabutz:

My little cousins hate Deadpool so much I’m so proud

Well I can why: it’s really hard to like someone who is literally Evil Spider-Man!

kylekallgren:

johnskylar:

sethshead:

dorothyinwonderland:

anonymousatheist420:

Via Atheism 411

I love Scooby Doo!

If Scooby Doo is love, then love is Scooby Doo. Never mind that such inversions are a logical fallacy.

No pants equals yes pants.

We need a better definition of “God” and “existing.” 

kylekallgren:

johnskylar:

sethshead:

dorothyinwonderland:

anonymousatheist420:

Via Atheism 411

I love Scooby Doo!

If Scooby Doo is love, then love is Scooby Doo. Never mind that such inversions are a logical fallacy.

No pants equals yes pants.

We need a better definition of “God” and “existing.” 

philsandifer:

michaelk42:

sunday-suits:

aj-jupiter:

veganshithead:

angryinthebones:

veganshithead:

angryinthebones:

nerd-punx-xvx:

policecars:

Brimfield PD (Ohio) - This is the new puppy at training today….we don’t think the bullet proof vest fits….just yet

Cops need to fuck off with this K-9 shit.Dogs are awesome and sweet, stop turning them into tools of oppression and subjugation.

And especially stop using cruelty and abuse* to do it.
*Often called “training” in the industry.

One of the vet’s offices I worked for was the go-to animal clinic for police dogs in the city where I used to live. Every, single one of those dogs was completely out of control and prone to attacking both humans and pets. Their “training” (which we saw examples of multiple times… it often consisted of slapping the dog or “dominance” bullshit) apparently didn’t include an off switch.
In the 3 years I worked for that particular clinic, we had at least 6 fights between K-9 police and other animals and 2 bites because their handlers insisted they had them under control. After the second (serious) bite, we had to require all K-9 officers to be muzzled upon entering the clinic. 
There were at least 2 handlers who actively encouraged their dogs to bark at the cats boarding there through the glass to the cat room. I had to ask one of them 4 times to stop, and he told me he was “just letting the dog have a little fun” and that “it won’t hurt the fucking cats,” before pouting like a child in the waiting room.
Fuck. All. Cops.

These dogs are a mess from start to finish. They’re intentionally bred to be over-the-top and out of control (people like to call it “drive” but a biological drive is different from being constantly over the stimulus threshold all the time). The training makes it even worse, and what you end up with is a majority of K-9 and military dogs that are completely untrustworthy time bombs.

What makes it almost worse is the department we worked with imported GSD/malinois mixes for 20,000 dollars plus per dog. Then, if that dog didn’t “pass” their abusive, nasty training course, they—get this—gave them away to local families for “protection.”
Talk about time bombs. Shit’s unimaginably irresponsible.

reblogging because i’ve seen this image on my dash a lot lately without the commentary on how fucked up police dogs are. 

My parents gave away their dog to the RCMP after I was born. He tried to kill literally the first cop he saw after training and was shot to death.

And don’t forget that the dogs are trained to “hit” on drugs & etc. whenever the handler wants them to.


Another problem for gauging the reliability of canines is the bias of their handlers. In a 2011 study published in Animal Cognition, the sniffing accuracy of 18 trained dogs was tested over two days. The dogs’ handlers had experience in drug and bomb detection. They were falsely told that the scents of drugs and bombs had been planted in rooms of the church where the test took place and that some of these points were marked by a piece of red paper. Recorders, who weren’t told the purpose of the study followed the dogs to write down where they raised an alert. Out of 144 searches, 123—involving 17 of the 18 dogs—raised a false alert. Most strikingly, the handlers were most likely to claim their dogs picked up a nonexistent scent when they saw a piece of red paper.



The researchers concluded that handlers cue their dogs, deliberately or not, and this affects the animals’ accuracy.


So, you know that thing that happens occasionally where people get a dog to see if they’re responsible enough to have kids?
I’m just saying. Cops are not responsible enough to have society.

philsandifer:

michaelk42:

sunday-suits:

aj-jupiter:

veganshithead:

angryinthebones:

veganshithead:

angryinthebones:

nerd-punx-xvx:

policecars:

Brimfield PD (Ohio) - This is the new puppy at training today….we don’t think the bullet proof vest fits….just yet

Cops need to fuck off with this K-9 shit.
Dogs are awesome and sweet, stop turning them into tools of oppression and subjugation.

And especially stop using cruelty and abuse* to do it.

*Often called “training” in the industry.

One of the vet’s offices I worked for was the go-to animal clinic for police dogs in the city where I used to live. Every, single one of those dogs was completely out of control and prone to attacking both humans and pets. Their “training” (which we saw examples of multiple times… it often consisted of slapping the dog or “dominance” bullshit) apparently didn’t include an off switch.

In the 3 years I worked for that particular clinic, we had at least 6 fights between K-9 police and other animals and 2 bites because their handlers insisted they had them under control. After the second (serious) bite, we had to require all K-9 officers to be muzzled upon entering the clinic. 

There were at least 2 handlers who actively encouraged their dogs to bark at the cats boarding there through the glass to the cat room. I had to ask one of them 4 times to stop, and he told me he was “just letting the dog have a little fun” and that “it won’t hurt the fucking cats,” before pouting like a child in the waiting room.

Fuck. All. Cops.

These dogs are a mess from start to finish. They’re intentionally bred to be over-the-top and out of control (people like to call it “drive” but a biological drive is different from being constantly over the stimulus threshold all the time). The training makes it even worse, and what you end up with is a majority of K-9 and military dogs that are completely untrustworthy time bombs.

What makes it almost worse is the department we worked with imported GSD/malinois mixes for 20,000 dollars plus per dog. Then, if that dog didn’t “pass” their abusive, nasty training course, they—get this—gave them away to local families for “protection.”

Talk about time bombs. Shit’s unimaginably irresponsible.

reblogging because i’ve seen this image on my dash a lot lately without the commentary on how fucked up police dogs are. 

My parents gave away their dog to the RCMP after I was born. He tried to kill literally the first cop he saw after training and was shot to death.

And don’t forget that the dogs are trained to “hit” on drugs & etc. whenever the handler wants them to.

Another problem for gauging the reliability of canines is the bias of their handlers. In a 2011 study published in Animal Cognition, the sniffing accuracy of 18 trained dogs was tested over two days. The dogs’ handlers had experience in drug and bomb detection. They were falsely told that the scents of drugs and bombs had been planted in rooms of the church where the test took place and that some of these points were marked by a piece of red paper. Recorders, who weren’t told the purpose of the study followed the dogs to write down where they raised an alert. Out of 144 searches, 123—involving 17 of the 18 dogs—raised a false alert. Most strikingly, the handlers were most likely to claim their dogs picked up a nonexistent scent when they saw a piece of red paper.

The researchers concluded that handlers cue their dogs, deliberately or not, and this affects the animals’ accuracy.

So, you know that thing that happens occasionally where people get a dog to see if they’re responsible enough to have kids?

I’m just saying. Cops are not responsible enough to have society.

australianpikachu:

all true