she's here, she's queer, and she's tired now so she's going home
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I love this tweet for a lot of reasons but I especially like that trump is in lowercase bc he don’t deserve even that amount of respect
It’s a breezy summer day and the rustling from the leaves outside sound like whispers from my small apartment. I’m sitting in front of my laptop, silently studying the 1.6 billion faces speaking simultaneously in front of me. It’s Monday, the day of the weekly conference call between all Muslims. We have been required to attend this Skype meeting from the the tender age of fetus, but I had never spoken in one of them before.
That changes today.
“Hey guys, what if…” I start to say.
Nobody hears me, but I refuse to be silent. How could I show my face again on Tumblr if I couldn’t even save my mayonnaise friends from death? How could I expect to earn their respect? Anon was right; why hadn’t I done this before? Thousands of lives had paid the price for my ignorance, but not anymore.
“What if you guys….. stopped killing people.“
1,643,398,023 pairs of eyes are on me. My heart is in my throat as the ISIS leader gives me a blank expression.
A single tear rolls down my cheek. "Please.” I say with a broken voice.
He is moved.
My fingers are almost shaking as I carefully type in the ten digit phone number I have had memorized my entire life. The buttons on my home phone seem to glow a bit more dull, and even the ringing of the phone from the other end seems to be agonized, almost as if the world is telling me to hang up. But I refuse to give up; I can’t let my white lily friends down. Not again.
The phone rings once. Twice. Three times. Still no answer. Just as I am about to hang up, there is a click.
All I can hear is heavy breathing.
“Hello….” I say quietly, my voice shaking. “Is….. Is this Muslim?”
There was a long silence before I heard a voice answer “ya lol”.
“I was thinking………..” I begin cautiously. “Maybe murder is…………bad.”
“Habibi, I…..I don’t understand. What are you trying to say….?” The voice seems shaken.
“What if…….world peace is good and killing people is…………not good”
He lets out an audible gasp. “Are you saying ISIS is…….bad?”
“Maybe death is…….not good.” I continue. My heart is racing. I remind myself that I am saving thousands of lives, and inhale.
The silence from the other end of the line is almost deafening. He seemed to be thinking, as if he had never considered this idea before in his life. Truly I had opened his heart and his mind. This…. This could end terrorism.
“Muslim….Please.” I whisper.
I hear a tear roll down his cheek, with my Muslim Communication Hearing™ and hold my breath as he finally breathes out his next words.
“I hear a tear”
How do you hear a tear?
Ah, you must not be Muslim,
I’m on the fence if this is shitty or not. via Shitty_Car_Mods
do you have any idea how good something has to be for the shitty car mods subreddit to be “on the fence” about it
HOLY FUCK THE FEELS. THE CHILLS.
I’m going to scream this is incredible. I want to know everything about her breakthrough, now.
Really?! People are posting about a BLIND astronomer, and nobody thought to caption these images (all gifs)? Well here I go. (–ACS)
Text: This astrophysicist lost her sight, so she learned to listen to the stars.
Image: Close-up of a woman holding a cane giving a TED talk.
Text: And made a scientific breakthrough.
Image: A brightly flashing star.
Text: As a kid in Puerto Rico, Wanda Diaz-Merced dreamt of being an astronaut
Image: Upwards pan of a city scene with brightly colored buildings
Text: She earned a doctoral degree in astrophysics.
Image: Rotating photo of the Milky Way galaxy
Text: But a long illness let Diaz-Merced blind and threatened her studies.
Image: A hand, with fingers tracing over Braille text.
Text: Determined not to give up, she realized she could turn data points into sound.
Image: Drawing of twinkling stars
Text: Through sonification, Diaz-Merced was able to pursue a career in astrophysics.
Image: Same TED talk, a bit further zoomed out, Diaz-Merced is gesturing as she talks, and has a Mac laptop open on the table in front of her.
Text: By listening to the behavior of stars, she began noticing thigns no one could see, or hear, before.
Image: Time lapse photo of the Milky Way galaxy rotating against a foreground of mountains.
Text: Diaz-Merced linked star formation to gamma ray bursts - a new idea in astrophysics.
Image: Artist’s conception of flying past stars towards a nebula.
Text: Her work has helped astrophysicists consider sound as a new way of analyzing stars.
Image: Same TED talk, now zoomed out to show Diaz-Merced is standing in front of a screen which shows a graphical representation of the sonification, which shows data that is mostly flat (with noise scattering), and one peak towards the right.
Text: “If people with disabilities are allowed into the scientific field, an explosion, a huge titanic burst of knowledge will take place.” –Wanda Diaz-Merced, astrophysicist
Image: Background is another time lapse of the Milky Way, this time against a foreground of plants. The text is superimposed on this image in a way to show that it is a direct quote from Diaz-Merced.
thank you for the descriptions!
content about disabled people should at the very least be accessible to disabled people!
“This is my first cabbage! You know, a lot of times they’re kind of soft, but this one is solid! It’s going to be good eatin’!“
“What are you going to make with it?”
“Well, this one I’m giving to my parents. You have to give the first one away or you just spoil the whole spirit of gardening.”
always reblog cabbage lady
raise the happiness level of your entire dash
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY EVERY TIME I SEE HER!!
Reblog and you’re guaranteed to be successful at whatever you do next!
Hey I really need your help. My friend and I are on the verge of being homeless if we don’t fix our trailer in time for winter.
We really need the help we can do the work ourselves but just lack the funds for the building materials.
Please I just need you to share this and donate if you can. I really really need the help.
hey, if anybody could donate or signal boost this, i’d appreciate it, so would moof
she’s my best friend. i really just want her to be warm and dry and safe this winter.
Guys seriously please help me. I’m not going to get this place liveable by winter at this rate. I’ll be homeless in the cold.
I just need to get some reblogs to get the word out.
You’re all about making the world better so cone on and help me out…
this interracial gay couple who love musicals and storage space is my favorite thing about new york
What part of the sign says they are a gay couple?
sorry honey you’re right, they’re just very close roommates. just 2 bros sharing storage space.
hiddlestown struggles not to say “headcanon” in an interview
this is everything.
even fucking Tom Hiddleston refers to the grandmaster as “Jeff Goldblum.” He didn’t even play a character. Loki just hooked up with Jeff Goldblum.
I also love the fact that the question was ‘was there a pretty woman’ and he responds with ‘yes, it was exactly the same as the film Pretty Woman’.
yall leave kelly clarkson alone