That was so beautiful
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The insanely talented Oliver Hibert is in the process of designing a Major Arcana based on Pamela Colman Smith’s classic Rider-Waite deck. We would buy a set of these in a heartbeat. We would tear out someone’s heart, time out a beat, and smear it all over our mugs while begging, “OLIVER MAKE US SOME CARDS DUDE PLEASE”
I want to draw but my dad is on a conference call and using the laptop.
A few weeks ago, I went into a fabric store with my mother. I wound up buying a bunch of fabric, even though I don’t sew, because I just couldn’t walk away from it. One of the things I bought was a set of fat quarters that were all shades of brown with polka dots. Sometimes it was the dots that…
Reblogging cuz the reply box didn’t have enough space.
It might be a mom thing, or at least my mom does this too.
She’s probably framing the situation differently. Your framing is that you don’t like green and the quilt is for you so you should have some input into what it looks like. If your friend doesn’t like coconut, it’s generally polite not to get a coconut cake for their birthday party. The emphasis for you is maybe on the mechanical aspects, and you would feel cared for by your mom paying attention to the details that are important to you. (This is valid.)
Her framing might be that she’s offering design advice and she has the skills in this area (and she’s your mother) so you should accept her expertise. If you ask someone for help because they have more experience than you, it’s generally polite to follow their recommendations (especially your mother’s). The emphasis for your mom might be on the relational aspects, and she would feel cared for by you recognizing her authority as a seamstress (and your mother). (This is also valid.)
You FEEL grateful—she’s making you an awesome gift yay—so her complaints of ingratitude are surprising and confusing for you. You’re not being unreasonable, it’s just that the conversation probably carried very different emotional loads for both of you.
I don’t know if that helps.
Hmmm after a second viewing of CA2, I can see why Cas as Winter Soldier to Dean’s Cap makes sense given Goodbye Stranger. I’m just a #SOULMATES guy so I always go right to Swan Song in beat-up-your-loved-ones-because-brainwashing scenarios! That and the hair and physique…
Sam would make a good Falcon in terms of quality of character and relationship to Dean/Cap, but it’s really important to me that Falcon is a Black superhero so I wouldn’t want to make him white in an AU, especially a Supernatural one. :)
(I try really hard to only go in the direction of more women, more people of color, more trans characters, etc, when mapping AUs. Like in my poor neglected Underworld AU, I basically cast ALL the other principal characters besides Sam and Dean’s roles as ladies to make up for replacing the female lead with Castiel.)
And Sam hulking out makes me giggle too. :D
Christian Ranieri was giving a speech in an attempt to advocate for himself at a School Board Meeting when he was cut off.
After being denied his individualized education program and behavior intervention plan for over four weeks, he tried to speak to his teacher about it, was refused the opportunity by the teacher, and when he raised his voice, was suspended for two days.
Here is the speech he attempted to give in its entirety. Please read it, and allow this young person’s voice to be heard. The literal silencing of autistic voices cannot be tolerated!
My name is Christian Ranieri and I am a 9th Grader at Northport High School. You should know that I have a developmental disability called Autism.
I have come a long way in life as I could not talk in the beginning but now I am able to express my message to you in words. When I was 5 I cried a lot and would throw myself on the floor when I got frustrated. I am proud to say that now I can speak clearly and to the best of my ability try to deal with my frustration in words.
I feel like the decision made by the person at Northport High School to suspend me for 2 days was discriminatory on the part that I have Autism and the fact that she thought that what had happened was not a result of my Autism. This whole incident happened when I tried self-advocating for myself after my resource room teacher did not implement my IEP and Behavior Intervention Plan. The day before this alleged incident we had a meeting with my mom, my dad, my resource room teacher, the school psychologist, and my assistant principal. At this meeting I told them that my reward system had not been put in place and I had been in school for almost 1 month.
Ever since the beginning of High school I have had to self-refer myself to the assistant principal’s office because certain teachers would not allow me my accommodated seat on my IEP. In history there have been people who have had to fight for a seat. One that I know of and many of you might know of was named Rosa Parks. At that time, her civil rights did not afford her to sit in the front of a bus. As a result she was arrested for not giving up her seat.
In my case my civil rights give me the opportunity to have a special seat because of my developmental disability and yet I find myself having to fight for it. My parents have explained that you are the ones who decide who manages my IEP, my accommodations, and my behavior intervention plan. The person you chose to do this for me did not do her job and has accused me of intimidating her!
At the beginning of the school year I was excited to go to High School though my mom and dad were a bit nervous about how I would adjust and whether the staff would know how to handle me and my developmental disability. Every day I have a smile on my face because I am excited for a brand new day. Sometimes I can be hard to handle because my brain thinks differently but that does not mean I should be mistreated and dismissed by my teachers. Last May, I participated in my own meeting to describe what I needed to be a successful student at the High School and get my job done with the skills I have. Since then, the office of Developmental disabilities and its Self- Advocacy association has made me Youth Ambassador and has asked me to be a key note (sic) speaker in Albany at the end of October. It makes me very sad that I have come so far and now will have to talk about how my school does not support my plan to succeed. I have spent so much time outside of the classroom trying to explain my accommodations and my plan instead of in my class learning to pass my regents exams.
During the meeting with the person who suspended me, I explained how I tried to talk to the teacher appropriately. I even asked to come outside in the hallway so that I would not disrupt the other students in the classroom. The person who suspended me said she was not aware of that but did not seem to care about what I was saying. She did not seem to care about my IEP or my Behavior Intervention plan and the fact that some teachers were not implementing it. She told me and my parents that at Northport High School what it means to respect adults as my disorder makes it hard for me to understand this I have an intellectual and developmental disability that affects my social thinking. All of this is on my IEP. My parents are always trying to come up with plans for me so that I understand when I should and should not obey adults. Especially, if it can put me in danger. Would all of this be happening to a student with Autism that doesn’t speak?
I feel that because I had to face many injustices, it is time for my voice to be heard. For example, in middle school one of my teachers did not let me use my netbook computer that is on my IEP for test corrections because he said that if I used it would be considered “cheating” so I spent over 2 days writing down the corrections even though I cannot really write well for a long period of time because of my issues, but if you give me my laptop I can get the job done! I want people to know that I deserve respect as much as they do. Not because I have a disability but because I am a human just like them.
After I was suspended I began to cry and my parents decided to go straight to the Superintendent’s office to talk about our situation. We were told she was in a meeting and my parents and I said we would wait for it to be over in the hallway. After a little while, of sitting outside in the hallway, I told my Mom that I felt like we were at a Sit In. Since I love history, I know all about Sit Ins and how they were used as a protest method. A few minutes later, a security man came to us and asked us to leave. So we did. That was last Monday. Up until today she has never met with us.
I am asking you to investigate my situation and remove the suspension from my record as this suspension might ruin my future and I do not want to be seen as a trouble maker (sic). On Friday, during my resource room, one week after the alleged incident I saw the person who suspended me in the room talking with my teacher. I could not even look at her because I feel very angry about being suspended for self-advocating. How is it fair that I get punished and the teachers don’t? Although my parents have told me that I must remain with the same resource room teacher until they can figure a way of getting me out of that classroom, I am here to ask you to please change my situation so I do not have to sit in a room with an adult who thinks that I intimidated her or that I am a trouble maker.
I met with a psychologist at my home and during our conversation I realized that people needed to hear my story and that is why I decided to do this.
The Self-Advocacy Association has taught me one very important thing and that is, “Nothing for me, without me.” Thank you for listening to my story.
This was after he kneeled before me (no kidding).
Story of my awesome day follows soon, and it’s a looong story.
HE KNEELED BEFORE YOU?
JESUS FUCKING SHIT FUCK, TOM.
SOMEONE FIND THAT MAN A DOM.
how can this have like 23.000 reblogs?!? HOW?! Thank you so much guys!
by the way, there’s a video now!
Anyone got any more pictures or videos of this little moment!?
it got better!
thank you ALL for reblogging this baby!