Mocktagon
agoodcartoon:

peakcapitolism:

dogbosser:

agoodcartoon:

graceland1962:

agoodcartoon:

Seeing as how supporting democrats has done little to improve the lives of black people in America, the obvious answer is that they would be better served by voting for republicahaaah hahahah ahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahahaaahahahah ahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahaha *wipes tear from eye, catches breath* bwaaahahahahahahah haaa haaahhhhahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahaha

Exactly, so vote Libertarian

 stop my sides still hurt from that first outburst of laughter i can’t take any more

It takes a special kind of dishonesty to act like libertarian groups have done anything but cast people from Ferguson in an awful racist light

I’ve seen a lot of people say that the people of Ferguson should just go out and vote to fix all of this, and then say with disdain that those idiots in Ferguson won’t remember this in a few years and will stop voting again.aaaaAHHHHHH

 now to be fair to republicans they also piss and moan when the black population of ferguson actually do get registered to vote so at least they’re consistent about being human garbage

It’s worth noting that municipal elections in Ferguson, MO are held only in April of odd-numbered years—tactics that have precipitously, and arguably deliberately, suppressed voter turnout to ridiculously low levels—frequently sub-10%.
It’s also worth noting that a) the municipal elections don’t list party affiliation (another tactic that tends to suppress voter turnout), but that also b) the current Mayor is a Republican based on donations and former political affiliations, as are the majority of the City Council.

agoodcartoon:

peakcapitolism:

dogbosser:

agoodcartoon:

graceland1962:

agoodcartoon:

Seeing as how supporting democrats has done little to improve the lives of black people in America, the obvious answer is that they would be better served by voting for republicahaaah hahahah ahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahahaaahahahah ahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahaha

*wipes tear from eye, catches breath*

bwaaahahahahahahah haaa haaahhhhahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahahaahahahahah haaa hahahaha

Exactly, so vote Libertarian


stop my sides still hurt from that first outburst of laughter i can’t take any more

It takes a special kind of dishonesty to act like libertarian groups have done anything but cast people from Ferguson in an awful racist light

I’ve seen a lot of people say that the people of Ferguson should just go out and vote to fix all of this, and then say with disdain that those idiots in Ferguson won’t remember this in a few years and will stop voting again.

aaaaAHHHHHH


now to be fair to republicans they also piss and moan when the black population of ferguson actually do get registered to vote so at least they’re consistent about being human garbage

It’s worth noting that municipal elections in Ferguson, MO are held only in April of odd-numbered years—tactics that have precipitously, and arguably deliberately, suppressed voter turnout to ridiculously low levels—frequently sub-10%.

It’s also worth noting that a) the municipal elections don’t list party affiliation (another tactic that tends to suppress voter turnout), but that also b) the current Mayor is a Republican based on donations and former political affiliations, as are the majority of the City Council.

shubbabang:

describing what its like to live in northern Illinois to people

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CHICAGO, CORN, MEH

Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’.
Terry Pratchett (via beornwulf)
The kid in Ferguson robbed a store. The cop noticed he matched suspect description and confronted him. The kid rushed the cop, and the cop shot him- normal, procedural action. And not all of the protestors are peaceful. This isn't cops vs. the town. Yes, it's awful and yes there's alleged brutality, but the coverage on tumblr has been awful and biased
Anonymous

trinandtonic:

gaytectives:

Legit the only reason people give a shit about ferguson is because a white cop shot a black kid. White cops can shoot white people and black cops can shoot black people, but the second a white shoots a black, it’s an uproar. THATS why racism remains an issue

This is it kids, the day has come. The day I meet the biggest idiot alive.

Have you been paying literally any attention? Like, not even to start with your horribly bigoted and anti black racist comments in these asks, but “the kid” who was extrajudicially executed by a police officer had a name. His name was Michael Brown, and the pig who killed him was Darren Wilson. 

Here’s a video account by Michael Brown’s friend, the young man who was walking with Michael when the execution happened.

His account stated that Michael was shot several times and that he got down on his knees and put his hands up when Wilson started pursuing him. Michael’s autopsies fit the account.

Several other eyewitness accounts say THE EXACT SAME THING.

Michael was 6’4” and the only possible way that he could have been shot in the top of his head and have the bullet exit out the back of his neck is if he were kneeling.

And whether or not Michael stole anything (which, I believe, was debunked, but I may be wrong), Darren Wilson did not know that Michael was supposedly tied to a robbery.

Not even to mention that petty theft is in no way punishable with unlawful execution.

Feguson, Missouri is in a police state. 75% of Ferguson is a black population and almost none of the police force has black officers. The police are terrorising Ferguson. They have removed their IDs and badges, which is LITERALLY illegal. They shot peaceful protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets, and wooden pellets. I don’t think I have any links for this one, but they’ve repeatedly, pointlessly, and unlawfully arrested reporters in the area. 

They’ve also threatened to shoot the Ferguson livestream operator. They have spent days trying to get the protesters to turn off their phones and stop uploading to media what they’re doing.

And you want to know the real reason people are making a big deal about, in your words, “a white shooting a black”? 

Because it happens all the fucking time.

I am a white person, so while it is not my place to stand up and talk about anti black racism, it’s pretty clear that you’re a goddamn idiot and you need to stay in your fucking lane.

Racism continues to be an issue because of bigoted dumbarses like you.

stay in your fucking lane

itswalky:

Dumbing of Age: we can ship it

siphersaysstuff:

ineffably-crowley:

myotpisgay:

ninjaboots:

gayyourlifemustbe:

cloakstone69:

president-vanellope:

wake up america

this is to educate my non-American followers. This really is how the US sees itself. (and yes, 95% of the time, Florida = WHAT?!)

In Florida the more North you go, the more “South” you get 

In Florida the central part pretends to be the south, the western part pretends to be the northeast and the south pretends to be the west I’m not even fucking kidding you 

… Please tell me you guys are kidding.  

Florida is like it’s own country I swear

As a half-time Floridian, I attest to this dialogue.

Fairly sure California should be its own What?.

To anyone who thinks the US should be divided into quadrants:

Ever looked at a topographical map?

"Actually more like this" lines up pretty close with major geographical boundaries.

Florida’s still inexplicable, though.

underscorex:

“This elevator is now the most deadly entity in the game”

— The GM, after an elevator kills 11 characters. 

At that point, depending on the genre of the campaign, I’d definitely find a way to make The Elevator a recurring foe. The vengeful ghost of an elevator operator who was crushed in a horrible accident, or the spirit of Elisha Otis, or gremlins, or something.

World of Warcraft had several “unofficial” elevator bosses—places in dungeons where an elevator on the way to the next boss was as likely to kill people as a boss was.

By the third expansion, some dungeons had encounters built into their elevators, with loot and everything. They were often some of the most memorable in the game, with some fun and unique mechanics.

I kinda miss that.

Is it pointless to look into movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Guardians of the Galaxy as works of art worthy of being studied since their ultimate goal is to sell toys and cynically play of nostalgia or hype for a know property or is their artist merit to be gained out of studying these works?

kylekallgren:

You’re assuming that art has to do something special to be considered “ART.” Like there was something special that a chair had to do before it could be considered “CHAIR.” No.

It doesn’t. Art is art. It can be studied as art.

Don’t be a snob.

Releasing Depression Quest on Steam Today

ohdeargodbees:

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After a long uphill battle since getting Greenlit in January, Depression Quest was planned to, and approved for, launch on Steam today. Literally minutes after we got the notification, beloved actor Robin Williams was found dead from a suspected suicide after a long struggle with depression. We were all ready to hit the big red button the minute that the news broke.

So now I’m left with the question - do we launch, or not? I turned to twitter and my most trusted friends for advice because I can see going a few different ways. It’s not an easy decision.

The game is available for free online using a pay what you want model including absolutely nothing, with a portion of the proceeds going to charity to combat the stigma and culture of silence around this debilitating disease. A question that held up the porting process on Steam was the question of how to implement pay-what-you-want in a backend that doesn’t support it. The two ways we could ape it would be in app purchases (microtransactions) or through providing DLC that had different payment tiers. Both of these seemed suboptimal. The microtransactions require getting a secure server that I don’t have the money to maintain while praying that those who have already been very vocal about wanting to destroy both myself and my work wouldn’t be able to take it down, in addition to adding in ugly interface elements that hurt the design of the game. So that’s not really an option. The problem with adding in DLC with nothing that really offers much to the player is that is a good way to breed misunderstandings, and I don’t think it would be ethical to charge someone knowing that there’s a percentage of people who would feel ripped off or misled. I don’t want to take that chance.

So then the choice becomes do we charge or not? Many people were pushing me to charge, citing the help we could offer charities and the value of getting paid for your hard work and taking that money and making more things that could help people.

But none of that felt right. When making something you have to ask yourself what’s the spirit of the thing you’ve made. Why have you made this particular thing? And with Depression Quest, the answer has always been clear as day.

Depression Quest has always been an attempt to make a tool to help people understand depression and reach out to others living with the reality of this disease.

There is no way, in my mind, to ethically put something intended to be a tool for helping people behind a paywall. None.

This was the same guiding principle behind putting the game back on Greenlight after withdrawing initially due to threats and harassment. It’s a really really fucking hard thing to accept - that you have made something that can help someone else, especially when you yourself suffer from depression and have a very hard time accepting that you could do anything for anyone and aren’t totally worthless. But I’ve heard from too many people, heard too many stories from you wonderful fucking people, to ignore that. I love all of you too much to discount your lived experiences, so I accept that the game can help people seek help. Someone getting help or even feeling understood when they feel like an alien on their own planet is too rare of a thing to gamble with, too important to flinch from because you’re worried what people will think of you or say to you.

Similarly, that is why today leaves me conflicted. Majorly, massively conflicted. The last thing I want for the game is for the launch to seem opportunistic or like it is capitalizing on a massive tragedy like we’ve seen today. So again, I’ve turned to you. I’ve thought through a number of possible scenarios, and I feel like I have a responsibility to release today. I know there may be a worst case of people assuming the launch somehow is trying to capitalize on tragedy. However, I would rather have those people hate me than the people who are currently quietly suffering with this illness sit at their dinner tables tonight and hear the discussion of today’s news, hear people not understand how someone who had so much could kill themselves, and lack a resource they could have needed right then to point to and say “this is why”. I’d rather have people flood my inbox with threats again and call me a monster if it means that one person who was shocked by today’s news and maybe thinking of trying to reach out and get help could use this tool I’ve made to take the vitally important first steps towards clawing their way out of the hell that is this disease.

I feel like I have a responsibility to those who could be helped. Depression Quest was never ever meant to be just a game, and it has definitely done more than a traditional game might. I get regular emails from therapists who use it with their patients and families of depression sufferers to build a dialog and a bridge to understanding. It’s been used in classroom settings, people have played it with their parents and significant others to start showing them things they had a hard time verbalizing. Not taking those stories and those people seriously and accepting the role that this game was able to play in their own massive undertakings of self care would be disrespecting those people’s struggles. And I can’t do that.

There’s something here that people who don’t live with depression might not understand. When you suffer from this, the small windows of opportunity you have that you feel like you have the energy to and self-worth enough to try and take steps to change things, to want something more than feeling like you barely have your head above water, those chances and that motivation is fucking *rare*. I can’t in good conscience hold back offering someone something that could help them start making real changes in their life or even just offer a temporary relief or better understanding for the sake of reducing the risk of offending people or hurting my own reputation. If I was sitting down across a table from someone who asked me “how could you release the day Robin Williams took his own life” I would know how I could answer. I’d know why I did it, even if I felt conflicted about doing it. But if I sat down across from someone who asked “How could you hold back on releasing this game when I needed it” I would feel ashamed.

So I am launching the game. Quietly. I will not be promoting it until a respectful time later. But I want it to be out there and available in all the ways I can make it be available so that if someone needs it, they have it. After agonizing over it and asking the general public, they’ve overwhelmingly responded with pleas to release it. Especially among depression sufferers.

I never feel like I know what I’m doing, and like all I can ever do is do what feels right after consulting with people for outside perspective. This isn’t an easy choice, but I think it’s the right one.

Please, please, please take care of yourselves. Tell the people in your life you love them. Don’t stop pushing for more understanding and better care of those battling mental illness.

The game is available for free/pay what you want in the following places:

Web version is here at www.depressionquest.com

Itch.io downloadable version is here at http://the-quinnspiracy.itch.io/depressionquest

Steam version available at http://store.steampowered.com/app/270170

I love you all.