Hi, I'm Dominic. I'm nineteen and gay. I like movies and games and books. I'm pretty friendly depending on who you talk to and hope to be a writer someday. If you want to know more, just ask!

 

norsegays:

astrolope:

People being angry about ~dem gays~ on Target’s Facebook.

I just want to give my two cents on this and tell you a story.

A couple weeks ago, I was hired at Target. I have a job at Target. Not a big deal right?

It is a big deal because i’m a transman

It doesn’t take a genius to conclude that it’s hard for me, my brothers, and sisters to get a job. There are legal restraints regarding the job and if you don’t pass, it’s hard to be taken seriously at a job interview.

Right on the application, it asks what your preferred name is. It also asks if there is anything that target should know. I put the fact that I am a transman, expecting not to get a call because usually when you put that down, people will throw out the application. I got TWO interviews.

At the interview, they asked me about it. I told them I am on hormones and they told me that they didn’t care. Not in the sense that they don’t emotionally care, but that it didn’t matter. I was male and that’s all that mattered. They also told me that they give sex same couples benefits in states that do not recognize them as a married couple.

At my job orientation, I was not misgendered once. Even my supervisors who weren’t sure of my gender avoided pronoun use, which I found only happens when you’ve had pronoun training. They gave me a name tag with my preferred name and didn’t ask questions. I felt safe and respected, which is huge for a trans* person.

TLDR: Target is amazing not just for the LGB, but also the T. Shop there for the rest of your life.

ilovepuppies125:

mc-coolin:

sexualanomaly:

dollybopp:

267198:

theswindlr:

Frozen Peas from SuckUK; a fantastic piece of design as metaphor (as well as a super convenient way to make a spherical ice “cube”.

via Gizmodo

If you truly love me you will buy this for me.

moonrisezeeba

ALRIGHT TUMBLR PEOPLE LISTEN UP FOR FUN SCIENCE TIME!

Sphere basically take less energy to form because of SURFACE ENERGY. Sphere have a lower surface area to volume ratio. Because of this, ice sphere melt slower than your usual cubes. This is the reason at fancy fancy bars with those $30+ glass of bourbon or scotch may serve your drink using these instead of normal ice.

thank you nerd

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highmariaa:

Please Read..
 “When my brother Tim was 25, he was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. His crime? Selling pot and LSD to a friend who turned out to be a police informant. Tim had never even been to jail, but now, because of a totally non-violent crime, he has been condemned to die in prison.
Tim is the nicest, most harmless guy you’ll ever meet. 22 years ago, before his arrest, he spent his time following the Grateful Dead, going to concerts and selling fried dough to earn money to buy tickets.
But then a friend of Timmy’s was arrested for marijuana. Rather than face 2 years in prison, that friend asked Tim to sell him pot and LSD, then turned him over to the police.
Tim had two prior non-violent drug arrests, so he received a double life sentence without the possibility of parole because of a mandatory minimum “three strikes” law. Two life sentences. When he had never even been to prison before. Now he’s been in prison for 22 years.”
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highmariaa:

Please Read..


“When my brother Tim was 25, he was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. His crime? Selling pot and LSD to a friend who turned out to be a police informant. Tim had never even been to jail, but now, because of a totally non-violent crime, he has been condemned to die in prison.

Tim is the nicest, most harmless guy you’ll ever meet. 22 years ago, before his arrest, he spent his time following the Grateful Dead, going to concerts and selling fried dough to earn money to buy tickets.

But then a friend of Timmy’s was arrested for marijuana. Rather than face 2 years in prison, that friend asked Tim to sell him pot and LSD, then turned him over to the police.

Tim had two prior non-violent drug arrests, so he received a double life sentence without the possibility of parole because of a mandatory minimum “three strikes” law. Two life sentences. When he had never even been to prison before. Now he’s been in prison for 22 years.”

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Next Ace Attorney game “Dai Gyakuten Saiban” Confirmed for Western Localization
The next addition of the Ace Attorney series, with working title “Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken”, has been confirmed for a western release.
Created by Shu Takumi, Ace Attorney is a series of visual novel adventure games where the protagonist is an up-and-coming lawyer. The first game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, was released in North America for the Nintendo in 2005. It’s noted for its distinctive “anime” style, pun-themed names, and quirky cast of characters.
 The fifth game in the series, 
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, was made available for the Nintendo 3DS via the Nintendo eShop last October. After seeing how much success it has gotten in North America, director of Capcom’s overseas business, Hiroshi Tobisawa, announced that Dai Gyakuten Saiban will indeed be coming over to the West as another Nintendo eShop exclusive.
"The next game is set in 19th century Japan, during the Meiji Era," says Tobisawa. "Although it’s not the sort of setting overseas fans may be familiar with, we are confident that it will be a hit."
Dai Gyakuten Saiban  will be following previous protagonist Phoenix Wright’s ancestor, known as “Ryuunosuke Naruhodou” in Japanese, and is scheduled for a double release in both Japan and in North America in July 2016.



STOP PUTTING THEM ON ESHOP OMG PLEASE I’M DYING.

Next Ace Attorney game “Dai Gyakuten Saiban” Confirmed for Western Localization

The next addition of the Ace Attorney series, with working title “Dai Gyakuten Saiban: Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Bouken”, has been confirmed for a western release.

Created by Shu Takumi, Ace Attorney is a series of visual novel adventure games where the protagonist is an up-and-coming lawyer. The first game, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, was released in North America for the Nintendo in 2005. It’s noted for its distinctive “anime” style, pun-themed names, and quirky cast of characters.

 The fifth game in the series, 
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies, was made available for the Nintendo 3DS via the Nintendo eShop last October. After seeing how much success it has gotten in North America, director of Capcom’s overseas business, Hiroshi Tobisawa, announced that Dai Gyakuten Saiban will indeed be coming over to the West as another Nintendo eShop exclusive.

"The next game is set in 19th century Japan, during the Meiji Era," says Tobisawa. "Although it’s not the sort of setting overseas fans may be familiar with, we are confident that it will be a hit."

Dai Gyakuten Saiban  will be following previous protagonist Phoenix Wright’s ancestor, known as “Ryuunosuke Naruhodou” in Japanese, and is scheduled for a double release in both Japan and in North America in July 2016.

STOP PUTTING THEM ON ESHOP OMG PLEASE I’M DYING.

(Source: gamespot.com)

I’m glad I’m starting to write this story again though because I’m finally able to fashion it to the way I’ve been writing recently and while it’s gonna need editing, it’s far better than ever before. I’m pretty happy how well it’s turning out so far. It was probably good that it’s been festering in my mind for the past four years…

You know, the problem with world-building and coming up with plots for some stories is that after a certain point, it’s just a part of your natural thought patterns. It won’t go away. Not until you finish writing the damn thing, and even then you’re just coming up with more stories to tell in that world.

So plz be careful.

boredomandstuff:

southparksexcanons:

alright, tumblr, i have a juicy new story for you.

heres the story: in lake central high school, in a town very near to mine, former student Mike Doss’s father recently passed away. in order to sustain his family he had to quit school and get a job. he only quit school THIS PAST FEBRUARY.

very recently, Doss killed himself. the students of lake central high school repeatedly asked the staff to have a moment of silence on the morning announcements and were told no every time. so they arranged this VERY PEACEFUL sit-in of about 200 students, shown in the video above, to demand a moment of silence. (another student also committed suicide after this sit in, but there is uncertainty over whether there is a connection between the two deaths.)

the video fluctuates in volume and is often hard to hear, so you may want to turn it up.

it opens with many students yelling for silence so the standing female student can request a moment of silence. not only does the principal shoot her down, he doesnt even acknowledge her, telling her “youre not in charge here, i am” and asking the students coldly to take out their school ids. this causes a little bit of a commotion, but when the principal asks for their attention, they give it.

he then begins to express his “disappointment”, to which another student responds, “yeah, were disappointed in you too”. there is NO VIOLENCE AND NO DISRUPTION from this student. the rest of the students cheer for him, but the principal immediately asks police, who are standing nearby, to ARREST THE STUDENT. the other students are very passive and nonviolent, even moving out of the way of the policemen.

the principal then asks for their attention again - WHICH THEY GIVE - and begins to, and quite condescendingly i might add, tell the students that he thinks theyre here because they think its a JOKE! of course, the students are rightly pissed off about this. one girl even yells, “you would do it for anyone else!”

the video ends with a shot of the policemen DRAGGING the young male student away, and the rest of the sit-in cheering for him for standing his ground.

this article in the northwest indiana times gives a little bit more information about the situation, and also caps a note the principal sent to parents about the suicide/sit-in and how the students “did not handle it properly”. the note reads:

"While I refer to what took place Wednesday as a sit-in, it was an incident that involved many mixed emotions, including my own. There is no easy solution when 200 kids decide to create a sit-in within the middle of the school in order to demonstrate a point of view, while making demands. Options could range from yell (and yell louder), make threats, have police arrest them all, suspend them all … etc., all this while trying to reason with emotional teenagers who have defined a personal purpose, but who also need to get back to class.”

get back to class? GET BACK TO CLASS??? these kids are upset and emotional and you want them to GET BACK TO CLASS?????

and what about the option of, i dont know, actually talking to the human beings in front of you, who are hurt and upset and right in their cause? this man has a bachelors degree from wabash college in english, language arts, and teacher education, a masters degree from indiana university in educational leadership and administration, and has been the dean of students at munster high school and the assistant principal/athletic director at lake central high school before becoming the principal. yet, with all this education, he refuses to acknowledge the situation, even going on to call the sit-in a DISRUPTION!

the note continues,

"We have always practiced a different protocol of acknowledgment for a suicide death, which involves minimal publicity in order to not glorify the suicide.

the reason the school would not give this poor kid an announcement and moment of silence is because THEY DONT WANT TO GLORIFY SUICIDE. if a student dies in a car crash and they make an announcement, that doesnt glorify car crashes, and if a student is murdered and they make an announcement, that doesnt glorify murder. but apparently everyone in the public school system has their head shoved too far up their ass to realize that KIDS DO NOT KILL THEMSELVES FOR THE ATTENTION.

and after all this, the principal has the AUDACITY to say that, even after all these students have been through, they need to “get back to class”.

so, what am i asking from you, tumblr? SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE. you wanna know whats wrong with the american school system? its not the pressure, or the grades, or the college. its refusing to acknowledge that kids are human beings, too, with minds and emotions of their own in the first place.

so please, please, please signal boost. tell everyone you know what happened. its making big news in the area, but thats about it. however, this happens everywhere, all the time, and im about sick of it. people need to know, and this is a giant community.

spread this for mike doss, the other unnamed student, and every other child who has committed suicide and gotten no acknowledgement because the schools “dont want to glorify suicide”. its time to do something about it.

some other articles on the sit-in:

http://www.lakecentralnews.com/news/2014/04/02/student-protest-leads-to-grief-forum-possible-memorial-service/#prettyPhoto

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/indiana&id=9490598

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/26612911-537/sit-in-over-ex-students-suicide-called-disruption.html

Remind me to never read youtube comments again, they just make me angry

Gay Timeline

policeeternity:

  • 1900s-1950s: gays dont exist yet
  • 1960s: the first gays appear, good time for hippys
  • 1970s: gays learn to play music, invent disco
  • 1980s: AIDS happens… big time government fail
  • 1990s: gays start to take stand
  • 2000s: gays achieve equality thru civil unions
  • 2010s: then take it too far with social justioce crap :\