Having a hard time not showing my Sterek love for the gifs tonight.
that’s almost too cruel
I had to do this once with Privateer II: The Darkening. It gained a bit when he said “I bet you didn’t play it through, I bet somebody just told you how…” and I was able to smile gently and say “God, possibly, since I wrote the game.” And plainly the Deity was with me that day, as I happened to be carrying docs from my UK agent (who’d done the deal) that showed not only that I was the writer, but the five-figure sum I had been paid. …It was a happy day for me. Not so much for him. I’d never had a referent for the word “slink” for a full grown male before. As in “slink away in utter dejection.” I smiled for at least three days without stopping. And am smiling now… I had completely forgotten about this.
Reblogging because “I beat the game” is fantastic, but “I wrote the damn thing” is even better.
I’m not a gamer but I’ll always reblog these.
Vicious. I love it.
Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.
Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.
"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"
"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”
I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!
The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.
reblogging for more top commentary
They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.
The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.
DEAN DOESN’T NEED A ROLL CALL TO GET CAS TO SAY HIS NAME
every time i see this on my dash, i always loose it at “DEEEEAAAAANNN”
I laugh for 5 minutes then reblog it
For the fans who’s time, effort, and passion for the show was ridiculed by Jeff Davis and the cast by reading their fanfics, mocking their hard work and love for the characters they portray, it’s time we say enough.
For the fan who asked the cast…
- Episode 6: Orphaned
Scott is forced into helping a dangerous enemy; Derek and Malia track an old ally.
- Episode 7: Weaponized
The school is overtaken by a mysterious outbreak.
- Episode 8: Time of Death
Scott embarks on a dangerous plan to draw out The Benefactor; Malia confronts her past.
- Episode 9: Perishable
Scott and Liam are targeted by an assassin during the lacrosse team’s annual bonfire; Lydia discovers a family secret.
- Episode 10: Monstrous
Scott and Kira must protect Satomi’s pack from assassins; Stiles and Malia learn the origins of The Dead Pool.
- Episode 11: A Promise to the Dead
Scott and his Pack begin a dangerous battle against an old enemy.
so what are the odds that gerard isn’t the old enemy funding the HIT LIST?
OF COURSE IT ISN’T GERARD!!! It’s his identical, coincidentally also terminally cancerous & dying UNCLE’S WIFE’S BROTHER TWICE REMOVED, (wait for it)
Q:Do still watch TW?
No, I don’t. The only thing I’ve been watching recently are the ratings and yes, I will be the one to say that I cheer each week when I see how low they are.
I’m a fan of the first two seasons. I am a fan of most of the characters and I am a fan of some of the actors’ talents.
I’m not a fan of being used, abused and treated like dirt. I’m not a fan of being mocked, made fun of and judged by people who know nothing about us as a fandom, that of Teen Wolf as a whole and of Sterek specifically. I’m not a fan of broken storylines, lack of continuity, raging consent issues, mistreatment of women and POC actors and characters or tired, overused and predictable plotlines. I’m not a fan of arrogant and butthurt writers that can’t handle criticism about literally anything.
And as I’ve said before, I’m not leaving fandom, not really. Today I reached the point where I had to blacklist “teen wolf”, at least for a while, because I feel so let down by so many aspects of the show, the cast, the crew and some of the fans.
But I whitelisted the things and characters that I like and will continue to blog about them. I still read fanfiction (BECAUSE FANFICTION IS A GLORIOUS AND WONDERFUL THING AND JEFF WISHES HE WAS ON OUR LEVEL) and have been writing when inspiration strikes me (I have like 10 WIPS rn).
One year ago I was so happy. I was the fixer, every issue on the show and said by TPTB, I had an answer for. I worked so hard to spin everything into something positive because I was so truly filled with hope, trust and belief.
Today I am not any of those things. I am angry, disappointed and let down. And the fact that I have changed is a direct result to the treatment this community has received by TPTB. They created what I am today. This is their fault.
I am a bitter Teen Wolf fan and as much as I clung to that word just a few weeks ago, I think as of right now, the word “fan” only applies loosely in my case.
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MTV again trying to erase Sterek and to be honest I have had enough of this.
Yesterday the Sterek Campaign won the Feat of the Year in the Fandom Awards at SDCC, and yet no where in the articles out today and the announcement yesterday the charity is mentioned.
Even worse, Posey the actor who…
All my feelings are expressed in this post. Tyler Heochlin was RIGHT NEXT TO YOU, HE IS THE ACTOR FOR HALF OF THE SHIP AND YOU ACCEPT THE AWARD?!?! AND NOW THE STEREK BLACKLISTING?!