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Hey, White America, You Need To Hear What These Ferguson Kids Have To Say

In a new video from social justice-oriented T-shirt company FCKH8, several Ferguson children lampoon the excuses white people give to avoid getting involved in ending discrimination in America and deliver a call to action to stomp out racism.

Watch the full video and see these kids explain how racism is still a huge part of even getting an interview for a job.



I’d like to issue out a challenge, something both fun and enlightening. I want to prompt the people in two of the fandoms I’m writing for who read and don’t write. I challenge you to try your hand in writing a short fic based on a prompt I personally give you.

You’ll go through the same process we do when writing and publishing the fic, and waiting and hoping for reader feedback/response. But also you’ll have fun with it and make something great - and who knows, may you’ll find you’re good at creative writing. (Or confirm that you actually do suck. Just kidding!)


  • Oliver x Felicity
  • Jake x Amy

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olicityislove2014 asked:

Hi Jen, Your responses are always on point when it comes to Olicity so I just had a question about the new spoiler that's out about how Tommy and Moira died knowing Oliver was the arrow. Than a question was asked about Laurel dying now that she knows he's the arrow and Stephen answered the question. What do u make of his response?


lol…I just watched that. Good timing! 

Fan: ”So the question is that… Tommy died when he knew that you where the Arrow and then Moira too. So Laurel knows now. Will she die too?”

Stephen: ”Not everybody that knows dies. That’s always a huge consideration for Oliver. It’s one of the main reasons why he is somewhat stunted romantically. It’s one of the main reasons why when people find out he’s so…unhappy. Unless he tells them electively, which happens all the time. Proximity to The Arrow equals danger. So Laurel as a result of knowing of what she knows and as a result of things that happen in the earlier parts of this season finds herself in much more danger than she did in previous years.

Well, nothing makes me happier than when Captain Amell supports one of my theories. My theory is that Oliver is going to break up with Felicity and stay away from Felicity because of the potential danger. I think Felicity is really injured in the premiere, enough to scare Oliver, and so he’s going to shut down any relationship possibilities with her. Not because he doesn’t love her, but because he DOES love her. He won’t allow his love to endanger her.

Sigh. Let’s take a moment to swoon. 


Okay? Done? Now let’s take a moment to be pissed OFF because who is Oliver to make decisions for Felicity? 


See why that’s a great story line? You see both sides. Can’t wait. 

So everything Stephen says in the beginning of that statement is just confirmation of what I explained above.

But that’s not the interesting part. THIS was the interesting part:

and as a result of things that happen in the earlier parts of this season 

Obviously, Laurel knowing Oliver’s secret puts her in more danger. Also, she’ll be joining Team Arrow which logically results in higher exposure to danger. We all can pretty much guess that.


So Stephen’s statement wasn’t all that spoilery until he slipped in "things that happen in the earlier parts of the season.

Things…leads one to ask what things? Something happens to Laurel that increases her exposure to danger BESIDES just her knowledge of Oliver’s identity. Something is specifically going on with LAUREL that increases the danger in her life.

Black. Canary.

But Stephen makes the point that it’s earlier in the season. Well, Laurel isn’t going to come out of the gate as Black Canary this season. It’s a process.  So something happens to Laurel that triggers the Black Canary journey for S3. Things that happen…

Sara dies.

It’s always been my assumption/theory that Sara’s death will be the catalyst for Laurel to become Black Canary. It will be Laurel’s way of honoring Sara. Given Guggenheim’s description of Laurel’s identity crisis this season is Am I Laurel Lance or am I my sister? I think bolsters my theory.

And I think Stephen’s statement did too. But still…it’s just a theory.

But I’m gonna start saying Hail Mary’s for Sara.





I made a political cartoon for English class about issues in school

It focuses on how teens are expected to make career defining choices with barely any experience, and also how parents often take so much authority that their child’s decision is not actually their own

If this gets some notes then I’ll make a colored version

thank fucking you. this defines me a few years ago really accurately


story time! At college some of us were talking about tattoos we want. Our teacher said “you don’t want to get a tattoo at eighteen because you might change your mind.” I said “I had to decide my entire career path when I was fourteen when I chose my GCSEs. I think I can decide on a bird on my wrist at eighteen.”

~ Mulan


Between the cleft and the lip of the caldera, the whole side of the volcano was carpeted in flowers.  Even in the moonlight he could distinguish those bright colors- violets and blues, dark greens and lavender, bright reds and violent oranges.  He stared, uncomprehending.

It was impossible.

"They’re called ephemerals," Anna said, speaking into that perfect silence. "Their seeds- hundreds of thousands of tiny seeds- lay in the dry earth for years.  And then, when finally the rains come, they blossom.  For a single day- for one single night- they bloom. "

-Atrus and Anna, The Book of Atrus

photography by Guy Tal


Love is…

Love is passion. Obsession. Someone you can’t live without, find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How to find him? Forget your head, and listen to your heart. Cause the truth is, there’s no sense living you life without this. To make the journey  and not fall deeply in love, you haven’t lived a life at all. But you have to try. Cause you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived.  - WILLIAM PARRISH -  Meet Joe Black (1998).

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