Domain of the King of the Bookcase
student-for-an-anarchist-society:

420anarchoskeleton:

The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943)[8][9][10][11] was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the south-western Soviet Union. Marked by constant close quarters combat and disregard for military and civilian casualties, it is amongst the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. The heavy losses inflicted on the Wehrmacht make it arguably the most strategically decisive battle of the whole war.[12] It was a turning point in the European theatre of World War II–the German forces never regained the initiative in the East and withdrew a vast military force from the West to replace their losses.[1]
The German offensive to capture Stalingrad began in late summer 1942 using the 6th Army and elements of the 4th Panzer Army. The attack was supported by intensive Luftwaffe bombing that reduced much of the city to rubble. The fighting degenerated into building-to-building fighting, and both sides poured reinforcements into the city. By mid-November 1942, the Germans had pushed the Soviet defenders back at great cost into narrow zones generally along the west bank of the Volga River.
On 19 November 1942, the Red Army launched Operation Uranus, a two-pronged attack targeting the weaker Romanian andHungarian forces protecting the German 6th Army’s flanks.[13] The Axis forces on the flanks were overrun and the 6th Army was cut off and surrounded in the Stalingrad area. Adolf Hitler ordered that the army stay in Stalingrad and make no attempt to break out; instead, attempts were made to supply the army by air and to break the encirclement from the outside. Heavy fighting continued for another two months. By the beginning of February 1943, the Axis forces in Stalingrad had exhausted their ammunition and food. The remaining elements of the 6th Army surrendered.[14]:p.932 The battle lasted five months, one week, and three days.

Thats an IS-3 in that picture and those weren’t produced until after the battle of Stalingrad, 1/10 did you even try? If it was a T-34 there then it would be a 10/10 for excellent historical accuracy as it shows accurate soviet unit cohesion, accurate uniforms, and accurate armament.

student-for-an-anarchist-society:

420anarchoskeleton:

The Battle of Stalingrad (23 August 1942 – 2 February 1943)[8][9][10][11] was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in the south-western Soviet Union. Marked by constant close quarters combat and disregard for military and civilian casualties, it is amongst the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare. The heavy losses inflicted on the Wehrmacht make it arguably the most strategically decisive battle of the whole war.[12] It was a turning point in the European theatre of World War II–the German forces never regained the initiative in the East and withdrew a vast military force from the West to replace their losses.[1]

The German offensive to capture Stalingrad began in late summer 1942 using the 6th Army and elements of the 4th Panzer Army. The attack was supported by intensive Luftwaffe bombing that reduced much of the city to rubble. The fighting degenerated into building-to-building fighting, and both sides poured reinforcements into the city. By mid-November 1942, the Germans had pushed the Soviet defenders back at great cost into narrow zones generally along the west bank of the Volga River.

On 19 November 1942, the Red Army launched Operation Uranus, a two-pronged attack targeting the weaker Romanian andHungarian forces protecting the German 6th Army’s flanks.[13] The Axis forces on the flanks were overrun and the 6th Army was cut off and surrounded in the Stalingrad area. Adolf Hitler ordered that the army stay in Stalingrad and make no attempt to break out; instead, attempts were made to supply the army by air and to break the encirclement from the outside. Heavy fighting continued for another two months. By the beginning of February 1943, the Axis forces in Stalingrad had exhausted their ammunition and food. The remaining elements of the 6th Army surrendered.[14]:p.932 The battle lasted five months, one week, and three days.

Thats an IS-3 in that picture and those weren’t produced until after the battle of Stalingrad, 1/10 did you even try? If it was a T-34 there then it would be a 10/10 for excellent historical accuracy as it shows accurate soviet unit cohesion, accurate uniforms, and accurate armament.

erikamoen:

bisexual-books:

All this week we will be highlighting #27BiStories from bisexual Advocate journalist Eliel Cruz with graphics by Trivo Studio 

Part 2 — #27BiStories: When Did You Come Out? What Was The Response Like?

Hoping to shine a light on the myths about the bisexual community — both in and out of lesbian, gay, transgender, and queer spaces — The Advocate has launched a four-part series written from interviews with 27 self-identified bisexuals, all of whom happen to be in relationships. Earlier this week, we asked our sources to confont the biggest misconceptions they face as bisexual people, and today, we’re turning our attention to the “coming out” stories that so often unite members of the LGBT community. 

Do those stories provide the same kind of “we’ve all been there” unity that many in the lesbian, gay, and transgender communities experience when sharing their own coming-outs? Or do bisexual people face ridicule and disbelief from the very people who claim to want to liberate others from the closet? Read on to find out. 

This is #27BiStories. 

Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

At least I knew to expect homophobia when I was in same-sex relationships, I was not prepared at all for the biphobia I’d experience later. Personally, I’ve found the dismissal, accusations, and vitriol I get from the queer side regarding my sexuality to be far, far more hurtful than the harassment and garbage thrown at me I’d get from straight men on the street when I’d walk hand-in-hand with my girlfriend.

You expect it from bigoted strangers, you don’t see it coming from your supposed “community”

I’m was waiting for my first Astronomy lecture to start, but the professor was nowhere to be found.  I tried to instigate mob rule in the lecture hall, but no one was willing to gut a feral pig with me.

Time for me to blog my freshman college experience.  Nothing can possibly go wrong, can it?

culturalappropriationon:

geekykristie:

angelacarterofmars:

Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation

this is actually embarassingly wrong, though. sure, she looks tacky but this is a purely white liberal construct we’re looking at here. generally speaking, people in contemporary japan aren’t going to see something like that as misappropriation, and it hardly makes sense to even try to look at it that way because harajuku is, you know, a shopping district that sells mass produced clothing. maybe this girl is doing something else noxious in the episode, but what’s presented here just isn’t that.

there is of course a line in the sand, and in this case in specific it’s basically between nicki minaj and gwen stefani. nicki was, and maybe still does, calling herself harajuku barbie because she’s drawn a lot of inspiration for her looks from the bright, colourful styles of the district. a district in a wealthy industrialized nation. there’s no real difference between that and calling herself rodeo drive barbie or camden square barbie. gwen stefani, you know, was paying asian women to follow her around like ornaments. that’s a problem.

i get kind of suspicious when people, especially in mainstream tv, overwhelmingly go after “weaboos” as soft targets because it seems like a smokescreen to avoid going after the actually deeply troublesome and normalized acts of commodifying and trivializing marginalized groups.

also, a teacher dragging a teenage girl that hard in front of her entire class is fucked up.

I saw this like seven times yesterday scrolling on my phone and wasn’t about to start on it from there - but yeah pretty much what you said. People are ready to leap on those they perceive as weeaboos but people forget or ignore that Harajuku (and anime) is for sale.

Love of my life Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is the official Ambassador of Kawaii, as in it is a real part of her fashion-fused-musical-career as ordained by the government to promote Japanese kawaii culture and Harajuku fashions to the rest of the world in an effort to bump international attention, tourism, and sales. There are without a doubt social movements/ideas particular to the culture embedded in the different areas of Japanese fashion and act as a response to the culture - but frankly, overall, a lot of Japanese fashion is fashion. It exists for an aesthetic; it exists for expression; it exists for influence and ultimately consumption; and today more than ever it exists for export.

Sitting around and pointing a finger at every Japanese fashion labeling it as deeply intrinsic and important and special and exclusive to the culture is harmful; by doing so you are denying a contemporary creative base the autonomy to evolve and speak for itself. “Japan is a land of tradition” yeah, okay, but it doesn’t live in a fucking vacuum trembling from fear of the peeking gaijin.

What is happening here is a young girl is dressed in a fashion she cannot identify, which can be a case of cultural appropriation when “plagiarizing and/or thieving” is the mode of operation. For example: Someone latching on to a visual they saw while watching a Japanese film/whatever then went on to claim the style as their own creation and started selling it without ever acknowledging their influences or affirming the creatives whose work they are leeching from. Which is of course a lot to assume of a middle schooler to be intentionally doing. 

And that is totally Cory laying the smack down on his own daughter in front of an entire class. Double messed up. 

Bolded for highlight because I know a lot of people won’t read it otherwise.

landofrockandroll:

International Cosplay Day! Featuring myself as Male!Vriska, kingofthebookcase as John, and mystery badass as Jotaro Kujo.

landofrockandroll:

International Cosplay Day! Featuring myself as Male!Vriska, kingofthebookcase as John, and mystery badass as Jotaro Kujo.

sleepysatyr:

hello hi i made the anti choice five nights at freddys post. it currently has over five THOUSAND notes. I was wrong about the desolate hope. here’s a link with a statement from the creator

i never saw this article, but if i knew the post would have gotten this many notes, i would have done better fact checking. i made the post to inform my friends and didn’t think it would even be reblogged

i’m deleting the post and i ask everyone to stop reblogging it, and to inform anyone reblogging it that i was wrong and i would like the post to be deleted.

reblog this if you Want to clear up the matter. i ask you to delete the original post, but if you want to keep me held responsible, that’s cool. 

do-black-people-do-stuff:

glight1994:

icyarguments:

Because why go outside (gasp!) and get involved when you can just like and reblog posts from the comfort of your home.

Because sometimes you’re young, and can’t leave your area, or parents won’t let You get involved. so the only thing you can do is spread the message so someone who can help will see it. 

"Aaaand made a comic to make people feel bad about themselves, when I’m not doing anything either. Gee that was good use of my time." 

Most of the people on this site are underage, not in area where the can protest, or in financial issues where they can’t afford to make the long distance.

The most they can do is reblog info to let people aware of currents events, fundraisers, and how to keep safe.

I mean it’s a lot better than just sitting on your ass and making an “you’re not a real activist comic’ as you contribute nothing to either the ‘real’ or fake activism.

xelyna:

angelacarterofmars:

Girl meets world addresses Cultural appropriation

this is actually embarassingly wrong, though. sure, she looks tacky but this is a purely white liberal construct we’re looking at here. generally speaking, people in contemporary japan aren’t going to see something like that as misappropriation, and it hardly makes sense to even try to look at it that way because harajuku is, you know, a shopping district that sells mass produced clothing. maybe this girl is doing something else noxious in the episode, but what’s presented here just isn’t that.

there is of course a line in the sand, and in this case in specific it’s basically between nicki minaj and gwen stefani. nicki was, and maybe still does, calling herself harajuku barbie because she’s drawn a lot of inspiration for her looks from the bright, colourful styles of the district. a district in a wealthy industrialized nation. there’s no real difference between that and calling herself rodeo drive barbie or camden square barbie. gwen stefani, you know, was paying asian women to follow her around like ornaments. that’s a problem.

i get kind of suspicious when people, especially in mainstream tv, overwhelmingly go after “weaboos” as soft targets because it seems like a smokescreen to avoid going after the actually deeply troublesome and normalized acts of commodifying and trivializing marginalized groups.

also, a teacher dragging a teenage girl that hard in front of her entire class is fucked up.

WTF, saying white people can’t wear “Harajuku” fashion is the same as saying only people from London can wear punk or only people from Hawaii can wear board shorts.

If she was wearing a bad kimono and shitty “geisha” face paint THAT would be cultural appropriation. Modern street style is not some kind of cultural tradition!

princemono:

VERIFIED FUNDRAISERS:

aforementioned #operationhelporhush: the starter’s twitterteepsring shop, amazon wishlist, paypal

and Michael Brown’s Memorial Fund

Feed the Students of Ferguson (source: starter’s twitter St. Louis Foodbank Confirmation)

i have been seeing a lot of different links for different places to donate for bail and legal fees, but i haven’t been able to find anything on whether or not the funds have actually been going towards helping out the people of ferguson so

if you know of any more please add and spread them and if in doubt remember to google first

rufiozuko:

thelonelythrone:

postracialcomments:

CNN’s Jake Tapper Telling the Truth about Ferguson

Jake Tapper exposing the truth! He earned his stripes today.

this is crazy!!!

piddlebucket:

thisiswhiteprivilege:

softboycollective:

TUESDAY 8/19: Ferguson PD presented a table full of fabricated evidence at this morning’s press conference - allegedly seized from protestors and stopped cars. The Colt 45 Molotov with a white bandana was the crowning glory, turns out you can’t even buy glass 40’s in Missouri. Stay classy, FPD

I seriously think white supremacist are coming in the area to frame the protesters, but it could just be the cops

Nah I think that’s exactly what’s going on.

Hey, so I’m going to Buffalo to visit family for a few days, and I’m going to feel weird being away from all my friends from NYCstuck.  Are there any Homestucks in the Buffalo-Toronto area holding meetups in the upcoming week?

wont-take-a-backseat:

lesbian-inthe-tardis:

wtfwhiteppl:

white people stealing hashtags

She’s kind of right though. Why the fuck would you post some of the things you post on a social media website when you know it could get you in trouble?? It’s kind of stupid how this hashtag even exists. “if they gunned me down”?? Seriously. Don’t get fucking “gunned down” then and fucking act right.

your punk ass needs to learn how to stay in your lane if you start talking about shit with no idea about what context this is in. i’m feeling generous so turn on your signal and pull over to the shoulder of the road and let me break this down.
the #iftheygunnedmedown is not about having a “clean” social media profile. it’s about how the media and police jump to justify the murder of innocent black people—think about the images that are circulating right now around Ferguson. They post pictures of Michael Brown where he had the peace sign and wrote that it was a gang sign. They lied and said he stole from a convenience store—the store owners had to come forward and explain that Brown never stole anything! They claim the people protesting in the streets are yelling “Kill the police” when they’re really shouting “No justice, no peace”. They are trying to justify his death by spreading lies instead of admitting that the police officer (who is on paid leave BTW) killed an innocent person. The media is trying to portray Michael Brown as another nameless black thug, the kind that no one should care about to cloak the white supremacy that continues to exist in this country today.
Michael Brown was a good kid. He was going to college. He had friends and family who loved him. And so did the other black people (Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and many other who are too numerous to name—too numerous! I’m not joking. Go look them up) who dared to commit the crime of exist on this earth while black.
That is what this hashtag is about. It’s about the lies people will spread about you to justify your death. If you come in here talking about respectability, I’m going to remind me you that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr marched in a suit, gave a non violent message, and was still portrayed in the media as someone dangerous. They called him a as a rebel-rowser and radical minister who only wanted to cause trouble between the races. 
Don’t tell them to not get gunned down. Tell the people with the guns to not shoot. 

wont-take-a-backseat:

lesbian-inthe-tardis:

wtfwhiteppl:

white people stealing hashtags

She’s kind of right though. Why the fuck would you post some of the things you post on a social media website when you know it could get you in trouble?? It’s kind of stupid how this hashtag even exists. “if they gunned me down”?? Seriously. Don’t get fucking “gunned down” then and fucking act right.

your punk ass needs to learn how to stay in your lane if you start talking about shit with no idea about what context this is in. i’m feeling generous so turn on your signal and pull over to the shoulder of the road and let me break this down.

the #iftheygunnedmedown is not about having a “clean” social media profile. it’s about how the media and police jump to justify the murder of innocent black people—think about the images that are circulating right now around Ferguson. They post pictures of Michael Brown where he had the peace sign and wrote that it was a gang sign. They lied and said he stole from a convenience store—the store owners had to come forward and explain that Brown never stole anything! They claim the people protesting in the streets are yelling “Kill the police” when they’re really shouting “No justice, no peace”. They are trying to justify his death by spreading lies instead of admitting that the police officer (who is on paid leave BTW) killed an innocent person. The media is trying to portray Michael Brown as another nameless black thug, the kind that no one should care about to cloak the white supremacy that continues to exist in this country today.

Michael Brown was a good kid. He was going to college. He had friends and family who loved him. And so did the other black people (Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and many other who are too numerous to name—too numerous! I’m not joking. Go look them up) who dared to commit the crime of exist on this earth while black.

That is what this hashtag is about. It’s about the lies people will spread about you to justify your death. If you come in here talking about respectability, I’m going to remind me you that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr marched in a suit, gave a non violent message, and was still portrayed in the media as someone dangerous. They called him a as a rebel-rowser and radical minister who only wanted to cause trouble between the races.

Don’t tell them to not get gunned down. Tell the people with the guns to not shoot. 

puppetzeldas:

Zelda in jammies and her guardian Impa (*´・v・)