I'm Cepheus, and this is my blog-box of reblogged stuff! I like to write, work on computer technology, and cook, so you'll see a lot of related things here. "Social Justice" (aka 'bullying') and other forms of hate-spreading will not be found anywhere here, so feel free to make this a haven from the storm. Instead, enjoy this grab bag of pokemon, furries, recipes, advances in science, and animals. As always, feel free to contact me if you'd like to chat, my ask box is always open!

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-Weasyl

 

littlereya:

So I started playing Starcraft today.♥

So reya is good at zerg.
Khemoura was right - the cute one are all secretly badass.

littlereya:

So I started playing Starcraft today.♥

So reya is good at zerg.

Khemoura was right - the cute one are all secretly badass.

lizziecat1279-dragons:

dramarising:

FR ADMINS CAN THE NEXT NEW BREED EAT MEAT PLEASE

or at least

anything but seafood

Dear lord mighty Gladekeeper I have no meat eaters
So many goddamn herbivores

Can’t let my tundras starve though ugh

omnomnomveggies

The Magnolia Sept (Flight Rising)

This one is actually SFW so I can post it here on my SFW blog, lol.

I-I mean, not that I write lewd things for Flight Rising, or anything, what do I look like…?

Anyway, this was a clan description commissioned by Mawgrim, really sweet person that I love working with ♥. They wanted something to spruce up their clan page, and I delivered. I really had a lot of fun with this little landscape scene, the image of a colossal magnolia tree had me captivated and I tried my best to capture that beauty.

They wear it proudly on their page, and I couldn’t be happier ^^

lgbtqblogs:


Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole. . ‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.


These people are in grave danger. They have nothing less than my unwavering support and best wishes.

lgbtqblogs:

Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.

Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.

As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.

The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.

‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.

But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
.
‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.

Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.

These people are in grave danger. They have nothing less than my unwavering support and best wishes.

Anonymous asked
what about Gaza and Ferguson John? do they not deserve your respect? you're such a hypocrite, i's disgusting

yeahwriters:

authorsarahdessen:

fishingboatproceeds:

I think this is a deeply flawed way of looking at the world.

Now, I have talked about Ferguson, and I’ve talked about Gaza. (In fact, I’ve been writing and talking about Israel and Palestine for more than a decade.) But there are many important problems facing the world that I haven’t talked about: I haven’t talked much about the civil war in South Sudan, or the epidemic of suicide among American military personnel, or the persecution of Muslim Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Is that okay? Is it okay for me to talk about, say, racism in football and lowering infant mortality in Ethiopia? Or must we all agree to discuss only  whatever is currently the ascendant news story? Is it disrespectful to Ferguson protesters to talk about continued political oppression in Egypt now that we are no longer reblogging images of the protests in Tahrir Square? I think this is a false choice: If you are talking about Ferguson and I am talking about Ethiopian health care, neither of us is hurting the other.

I think the challenge for activists and philanthropists online is in paying sustained attention, not over days or weeks but over years and decades. And I worry that when we turn our attention constantly from one outrage to another we end up not investing the time and work to facilitate actual change. We say “THE WORLD IS WATCHING,” and it is…until it isn’t. We’ve seen this again and again in Gaza and the West Bank. We’re seeing it in Iran. We’re seeing it in South Sudan. And we’re seeing it in the U.S., from net neutrality to Katrina recovery.

The truth is, these problems are complicated, and when the outrage passes we’re left with big and tangled and nuanced problems. I feel that too often that’s when we stop paying attention, because it gets really hard and there’s always a shiny new problem somewhere else that’s merely outrageous. I hope you’re paying attention to Ferguson in five years, anon, and I hope I am, too. I also hope I’m paying attention to child death in Ethiopia. I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive.

I really don’t want to minimize the effectiveness of online activism, because I know that it works: To use a personal example, I’ve learned a TON from the LGBT+ and sexual assault survivor communities in recent years online. People on tumblr make fun of me for apologizing all the time, but I apologize all the time because I am learning all the time, and every day I’m like, “Oh, man, Current Me has realized that Previous Me was so wrong about this!”

But we can only learn when we can listen. And when you call me a hypocrite for talking about X instead of talking about Y, it makes it really hard to listen.

At times, online discourse to me feels like we just sit in a circle screaming at each other until people get their feelings hurt and withdraw from the conversation, which leaves us with ever-smaller echo chambers, until finally we’re left only with those who entirely agree with us. I don’t think that’s how the overall worldwide level of suck gets decreased.

I might be wrong, of course. I often am. But I think we have to find ways to embrace nuance and complexity online. It’s hard—very, very hard—to make the most generous, most accepting, most forgiving assumptions about others. But I also really do think it’s the best way forward.

I love John Green. 

Dang

The kind of person I aspire to be.

dreamfluxx:

juzzielicious:

I definitely did not buy $50 worth of tea.

Nope.

Definitely.

…should’ve bought the $50 textbook, but, y’know, tea.

You made the smart choice there.

I think you’ll gain more from tea than you will from a textbook.

pigeoninacoffeeshop:

if you were wondering what those birbs were that I posted, you now know

I’m not sure if I want them to be a closed species or not, I just like giving them to my friends, but I’m thinking about selling some designs

read more details here

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.
The “Support Officer Wilson” page url: http://www.gofundme.com/supportofficerwilson
This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:
Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

That would be one hell of a jab. Do it.

kateceratops:

People are giving Wilson money to thank him for killing an unarmed black teenager. Please report this to GoFundMe, as it violates their Terms of Service and they get 5% of the tens of thousands of dollars being donated. Click to report.

The “Support Officer Wilson” page url: http://www.gofundme.com/supportofficerwilson

This is my message, in case you want to copy and paste:

Your Terms of Service prohibit “items that promote… hate, racial intolerance, or the financial exploitation of a crime.” Take a look at the comments that come with the donations on this page and tell me that doesn’t violate your terms. “Support Officer Wilson” is a thin veil for people rewarding Wilson for killing a black kid.

That would be one hell of a jab. Do it.