whorville:

I love how in French you don’t really say eighty. You say quatre-vingts. Which means 4 20s.

Blaze it

gallifreyan-gallimaufry:

leda74:

therothwoman:

beowulfstits-archive:

I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired

i aspire to great things in life

According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.

So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.

actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do

Don’t Donate to Raidensexual

stroggenough:

Alright, I wanted to keep this private. I wanted to keep it under wraps. But I’m done. I’m not going to let this go on, and let them continue taking advantage of people. This is really long. There is a listed summary at the bottom of the page. 

You may have seen around Tumblr someone named raidensexual claiming they need money for food. The story goes that they can’t find a job, and their parents will no longer feed them, so they have taken to Tumblr begging for money and claiming basically daily that they are starving, or that they haven’t eaten anything in many days. They frequently reblog their own requests. 

Now I immediately thought this was fishy, as I usually do. I take all Tumblr requests for money with a hint of salt, and this one seemed a little unbelievable. First red flag is that their parents aren’t allowing them any food, yet not a single comment about her family being abusive. A family that cuts off food is going to have a lot of abusive tendencies but nothing mentioned. Second red flag is the reward. Apparently this person hasn’t eaten in days, but never once considered selling their DS since they offer shiny Pokemon as a thank you to donators. I know when I was short on rent, the DS was one of the first things to go. If I were starving, I wouldn’t hesitate to sell everything up to my car, and in true desperation I would also sell my car. Immediately this seemed suspect. 

So I did further digging. Her donation is through Paypal, which I never trust, since Paypal is not a good third party to go through - it’s better to go through a crowdfunding site focused on fundraisers for immediate needs. They’re nearly as immediate as Paypal and with a more comforting third party. But that could just be not knowing. The BIGGER issue I had was the wishlist. They set up a wishlist which included absolutely NOTHING in terms of necessary food - no inexpensive food, no nutrients. Instead it is a list of very expensive name brand snack foods, usually large packages. If I am STARVING. If I have not eaten in 5 days, as raidensexual claims, then I’m not going to wait to save up $50 for snacks that will be gone in a couple days. I’m not going to buy it off Amazon at all - I’m going to take what money I have and stock pile the most cost friendly food I can find. This is a HUGE indicator of no actual need. On top of that, they happen to have another wishlist full of completely non-essential items - figurines, video games, etc. And people have bought these things for them it sounds like. 

However out of this I noticed where they happened to live - Roseville, CA. This is literally the city adjacent to mine, in fact I travel there frequently, sometimes for work and sometimes to visit the mall (their mall is way better than ours). It’s maybe a 20 minute drive. I decide, at this point, to give the benefit of the doubt. Maybe they can’t find a job. Maybe they are being abused. So I sent an innocuous message first on this account. I didn’t screencap that one, but I went in as sugar sweet as possible, saying I lived nearby and if they wanted I would help them find a job and maybe look over their resume, even including that they could take the address out. 

No response. Nothing public. Nothing private. Not even a “no thank you”. 

So I thought “Well maybe this account seems a little too hostile. I do fight a lot of people here.” So I turned to my art blog, which is pretty much just art. And I tried againimage

 (I blocked out my art blog because frankly, I don’t want hate sent there. And I’m expecting it). 

I’ve checked that blog. I’ve checked it consistently. You can see by the date, I sent this yesterday at 1AM (7/27). It is not 7/28 at 10PM. They have posted, even responded to Asks. Still. No response. Not even a no thank you. It doesn’t make a lot of sense that someone desperate for money and desperate for a job would completely ignore an offer to help from someone who lives in town. I could understand if they were afraid of someone scamming them, but they didn’t give any response at all. It went completely ignored. 

On top of all this, I have gone through their posts asking for money. Now first a lesson: when you block someone on Tumblr, any responses they make to your posts does not show up in the notes. I know this from experience. I was surprised at first when I checked the notes of her posts and found not a single dissenter. No negative comments. On a nearly 8,000 note post. 

This doesn’t happen. Someone somewhere has pointed out something fishy about this. And then on top of THAT raidensexual hasn’t posted a single update about their status. They just keep reposting the same thing - reblogging posts for three days straight about how they haven’t eaten in five days. There is no tracking how much they have received, no evidence they’ve used it on what they said they need it for, no updates whatsoever, and all dissenting opinions seem to randomly disappear. 

This wouldn’t bother me so much except…PEOPLE ARE GIVING THEM MONEY. I can’t claim to know their motivations for doing something like this, all I know is nothing about it makes sense, and all of it points to a scam. As an aside, just to testify further to their pandering behavior, they constantly ask for people to date them and constantly say they get no responses and no attention from it…when they also constantly post asks from people offering dates and offering attention and telling them how beautiful they are. This along with the constant begging for money makes me think this type of behavior is very typical. 

So to summarize:

  • Claims they haven’t eaten in days but haven’t apparently done anything to fix it on their own, such as selling things they don’t need
  • Claim they are basically starving but then asks for Hostess Snacks and $50 grab bags of food with no nutrition and which won’t last more than a day
  • Also continue asking for donations and for people to buy things on a separate wishlist which aren’t necessary
  • Haven’t updated their followers on how much money they’ve received, posted a picture of themself with food, or anything to prove where the money is going
  • Is getting their food from Amazon, requiring delivery, which makes the supposed urgency questionable
  • Has ignored offers to help find the job that they are supposedly desperately looking for, without so much as a “no thank you” 
  • Has in other areas exaggerated a need for something while clearly demonstrating the need is not that great

So I’m making this call out post to warn you and beg people to repost this to keep others from falling for it - DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO RAIDENSEXUAL. I don’t want to hear a sob story about how they’re disabled, or whatever the case may be. A scam is a scam is a scam. They could be a kitten with a peg leg and I would still call it a scam. I repeat, DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO THEM. Unless they step forward with an update, with a reason they’ve ignored offers for help actually SUSTAINING themself, and unless they answer on WHY their wishlist is the way it is, then I have to call that a fake cry for help. Give your money to people who have a true need. 

And in the future raidensexual, if you want money, just ask. There are people on this site who will donate to anything. Look at DashCon for Tyson’s sake. You don’t need to make up a sob story. 

Let me know, again, if you want help finding a job. 

(Please signal boost this. I know there ain’t a lot of you, but I also know none of you put up with this crap.)


wurnbo:

what do u mean we’re not friends, we follow each other

yoshikuroi:

sunshine-and-pie:

ircnpatriot:

as the next season of doctor who approaches its time for me to wrestle with the question

does my faith in peter capaldi outweigh my distrust of steven moffat

I am familiar with that question.

APPARENTLY THEY’RE YELLING AT EACH OTHER ON SET AND THE GENERAL VIBE IS PETER CAPALDI DECLARING THAT HE WILL NOT BE CHASED OFF THIS SHOW

day 33/69 (god bless old me)

Afficher davantage

retro-girl811:

Two-Tone Tulle Cocktail Dresses

crimsonvalet:

i dont think i ever posted these?

oz from pandora hearts c:

vampire-magical-girl:

puella-magi-tomoe-mami:

Original

**faints**

mangabreadroll:

tflatte:

blackbanshee:

fearless-proud-andstrong:

ohhaiimelissa:

kristalbabich:

“It’s Been An Adventure, Mr. Fredricksen.”


“Adventure Is Out There!”

Someone asked me to post these two companion pieces together so it was easier to reblog them.

THIS WAS NOT OKAY

DUG

HE’S STILL WEARING THE ELLIE BADGE

I was just going to scroll past this when I REALISED what it was

adultfcs:

Even if you don’t have photoshop, you can still totally…

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

feferi-captor:

get out your VCR’s it’s time to watch The Prince of Egypt. or you can watch it here.

please don’t watch exodus: gods and kings because it’s icky and racist. you deserve better. you deserve the prince of egypt.

It is safe to say that I will not be going to watch the weird gross whitewashing mess that is Exodous…

waited, and so can he. I waited half my life. She had played the dutiful daughter, the blushing bride, the pliant wife. She had suffered Robert’s drunken groping, Jaime’s jealousy, Renly’s mockery, Varys with his titters, Stannis endlessly grinding his teeth. She had contended with Jon Arryn, Ned Stark, and her vile, treacherous, murderous dwarf brother, all the while promising herself that one day it would be her turn. If Margaery Tyrell thinks to cheat me of my hour in the sun, she had bloody well think again.

thekusabi:

Official Madoka Magica sailor suits

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