Goodbye Friends it’s been real

Why I am Closing This Account:

I was broached with the request to approve the renewed Terms and Policy. I choose to decline, and will archive and purge my acount accordingly. Here’s why:

I do not agree with your assessment of “Malicious Speech”:
"Malicious Speech. Don’t encourage violence or hatred on the basis of things like race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation. We encourage you to dismantle negative speech through argument rather than censorship. We will, however, remove anything that is overtly malicious."
as I believe it is biased, in that the removal of blogs and/or content is arbitrary and is not subjected to an objective overview by Tumblr Staff. I believe wholeheartedly that Tumblr Staff operates under the policy “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” and I believe that Tumblr staff should not be involved in censorship of ANY kind if it wishes independently minded individuals to utilize its services.

Additionally, your policy against “squatting URLs” is misleading and patently false. I requested that my URL be restored after discovering it was being squatted, and was told that URLs cannot be restored once the user has been banned, and that banning the user was Tumblr Staff’s ONLY way to remove the URL from that user’s possession.

Due to these measures, I have decided that I no longer want to participate in Tumblr’s community and I ask that my blog be archived and, once I have received confirmation of and access to the archival, closed. Thank you for your time.”

If you wish to reach me, please do so at:

crystafalls@gmail.com
facebook.com/strawberrycor

so i’ve been busy moving and dealing with family issues and i thought i’d spend a few minutes checking to see if i really wanted to get back into this whole thing

unfortunately less than five minutes and a few pages into my feed and i realize it’s the same thing over and over and over again. i understand the enjoyment that comes from blogging about opinions and such but after a year of it i realize that i’m literally blogging into a void. i can have my opinions about things but no matter what someone’s going to dissent and not even bother to listen to or assimilate what i think or say- and why should they? i’m just another person with an opinion. so are they. why should mine have more weight than theirs, just because i have the strength of my convictions that my opinion is not wrong, and theirs is?

so i don’t really think i’m coming back. i’ll answer asks on occasion and check my notes, but i can’t really do this anymore. it’s getting quite boring and out of hand and it makes me too vindictive and critical and hasty to assert my thoughts in the real world, and i need to not do that. so good luck friends, find me on facebook or email (a few of you already have one or both) and enjoy whatever catharsis remains from having a tumblr.

social-darwin-awards:

chakrabot:

antarcticanking:

logicgoeshere:

rroserade:

sources: [1] [2] [3] [4]

also an addendum to the hunger games slide, when they put out a casting call for the role of Katniss, they specifically asked for only caucasian actors to audition, which left out any possibility for any amazing PoC actors to have been discovered.

i hope this was informational and i didnt leave anything major out. if anything is wrong or needs to be updated, message me and i’l fix any fallacies!

Katniss isn’t black face. Olive skin isn’t black. Olive skin is skin with a green under tone and can be found in people all over the Mediterranean. (Greeks, Italians, French, Egyptians, Lebonese, Portuguese, etc.) 

Below is a pic of Spanish footballer, Alerto Botia

He is the perfect example of olive skin. You see how his skin has a greenish, slightly yellow hue undertone? That’s olive skin. Not brown in anyway. Nor is it pink like Northern European skin. This tone is found only in people from the Mediterranean or people descended from Mediterranean heritage. 

Stop making Katniss brown. She’s not. And given the area where District 12 is supposedly located, the Appalachians, Katniss is in all likelihood Italian since there was and is a large Italian population in that area.

Also, if you are going by the book, read Mockingjay. When her skin is healing after the war, she states that her own skin is “pale white” against the newly grafted skin. Stop using the book as a fact source if you are going to pick and choice what you are going to follow. That is a falsehood. 

And whiteface is still racist. Regardless of how popular or not popular it’s been through Western history, if you do whiteface with an intent to mock or demean, you are, in fact, doing a shitty thing. And you are acting racistly. 

I… people thought olive skin is dark? I’m so DONE. Google it. Put some thought into the kind of races described as “Olive skinned”. Look that up before you base an argument on it.

HAVE ANY OF YOU EVER SEEN A FUCKING OLIVE

probably where the misconception is coming from. also know as: confirmation bias or wishful thinking.

(Source: lapris)

bigfatbeckoningcat:

itsvondell:

POKEMON ON KOMMAND EVERY DAY in DECEMBER EXTRA XTREME


I’ll just use this handy TEXT POST… as my NEXT POST!
Here’s the days right here:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
favorite bird pokemon
favorite legendary dog (entei, suicune, raikou)
favorite baby pokemon
favorite pokemon to use in battle (assuming you play pokemon currently or remember your favorite from the last time you did — if not, uh, make something else up for the 21st.)
the pokemon you think is the coolest-looking
favorite pokemon design
favorite legendary pokemon
it’s christmas! draw something christmasy. 
favorite pokemon created in some way by humans, in-universe. (it’s the day after christmas! hooray consumerism!)
favorite single-stage pokemon. (one that doesn’t evolve.)
the pokemon you think is cutest (forgive me with these few, I’m running out of ideas)
the pokemon you think is scariest 
the pokemon you think is most badass
save your all-time favorite pokemon for last! draw a cool picture of it.
Veekun and Bulbapedia are some of the most informative resources online if you need to double-check anything.


My slightly altered version to account for fairy type among other things! I moved day 18 to 19 and dropped favorite legendary dog entirely because day 24 has favorite legendary already, which is good enough for me! I may edit/tweak this again after I finish the first 18 types/days.
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
FairyPart two (may edit this half more depending if I get time to do it at all ://P)
favorite bird pokemon
favorite baby pokemon
favorite mega-evolution
favorite “gender unknown egg group” (non legendary) pokemon
favorite legendary pokemon
favorite dual type
favorite shiny pokemon
favorite humanoid pokemon
favorite single-stage pokemon.
the pokemon you think is cutest 
the pokemon you think is scariest 
the pokemon you think is most badass
favorite starter

bigfatbeckoningcat:

itsvondell:

POKEMON ON KOMMAND EVERY DAY in DECEMBER EXTRA XTREME

image

I’ll just use this handy TEXT POST… as my NEXT POST!

Here’s the days right here:

  1. Normal
  2. Fighting
  3. Flying
  4. Poison
  5. Ground
  6. Rock
  7. Bug
  8. Ghost
  9. Steel
  10. Fire
  11. Water
  12. Grass
  13. Electric
  14. Psychic
  15. Ice
  16. Dragon
  17. Dark
  18. favorite bird pokemon
  19. favorite legendary dog (entei, suicune, raikou)
  20. favorite baby pokemon
  21. favorite pokemon to use in battle (assuming you play pokemon currently or remember your favorite from the last time you did — if not, uh, make something else up for the 21st.)
  22. the pokemon you think is the coolest-looking
  23. favorite pokemon design
  24. favorite legendary pokemon
  25. it’s christmas! draw something christmasy. 
  26. favorite pokemon created in some way by humans, in-universe. (it’s the day after christmas! hooray consumerism!)
  27. favorite single-stage pokemon. (one that doesn’t evolve.)
  28. the pokemon you think is cutest (forgive me with these few, I’m running out of ideas)
  29. the pokemon you think is scariest 
  30. the pokemon you think is most badass
  31. save your all-time favorite pokemon for last! draw a cool picture of it.
Veekun and Bulbapedia are some of the most informative resources online if you need to double-check anything.

My slightly altered version to account for fairy type among other things! I moved day 18 to 19 and dropped favorite legendary dog entirely because day 24 has favorite legendary already, which is good enough for me! I may edit/tweak this again after I finish the first 18 types/days.
  1. Normal
  2. Fighting
  3. Flying
  4. Poison
  5. Ground
  6. Rock
  7. Bug
  8. Ghost
  9. Steel
  10. Fire
  11. Water
  12. Grass
  13. Electric
  14. Psychic
  15. Ice
  16. Dragon
  17. Dark
  18. Fairy

    Part two
    (may edit this half more depending if I get time to do it at all ://P)

  19. favorite bird pokemon
  20. favorite baby pokemon
  21. favorite mega-evolution
  22. favorite “gender unknown egg group” (non legendary) pokemon
  23. favorite legendary pokemon
  24. favorite dual type
  25. favorite shiny pokemon
  26. favorite humanoid pokemon
  27. favorite single-stage pokemon.
  28. the pokemon you think is cutest 
  29. the pokemon you think is scariest 
  30. the pokemon you think is most badass
  31. favorite starter

superwholockoffdanganstuck:

conservateriamoderata:

judal-is-my-spirit-animal:

ezios-fine-ass:

superwholockoffdanganstuck:

if you attack social justice warriors on tumblr instead of the neo-nazis on tumblr you have very fucked up morals

It would help if you could distinguish the two

Sometimes it’s difficult to and that’s the scary part.

uhm OP why not both

or why not recognize the neo-nazis are already ignored by the majority of the population because they’re not actively crusading for a fucked up sense of falsely advertised justice

hmm, see this is where i notice something fucked up and usually type a stupid response to it about chicken strips

but this? this is just plain stupid. you really think that social justice warriors are simply just “crusading for a fucked up sense of justice”? that they’re not actively fighting against the oppression they face every fucking day? that we’re just doing it because we think it’s fun?

are you fucking stupid? get the fuck off my post, you are all fucking stupid and know absolutely fucking nothing

i think you are crusading because you are misguided and ignorant and biased, not because you think it’s fun.

you also do a great job of calling people stupid and claiming we know nothing while failing to realize we are all also real life people with real life problems and we recognize there are causes and external factors that affect those problems beyond the recognized norm social justice activists tend to focus on.

so step off and recognize that we’re people and we’re about treating people like people and not like statistics to achieve gold in the oppression olympics

(Source: 107409, via 107409)

anal-warfare:

kickstands-up:

I am sad to have to call many citizens of my country Americans. You don’t even know what that phrase means. You don’t even realize those that are fighting for you to have the right to be an ignorant bitch, while you sit back and desecrate the very flag you swore your allegiance to. Step up,…

Throwing gendered insults at me because I realize that people around the world have just as much a right to live as people born in America? Because I realize the issues being caused globally due to imperialism and people who fell for the recruiting commercials? Because I notice that 315 million people view this flag as something positive, while it means impending death for others who just want to protect their homes, land, and way of life?

How courageous. How very patriotic. Sorry I see people on a global scale, rather than their nationality. You wanna chat more? Hit my ask box up. You don’t have to throw around insults at me and demean women at the same time buddy.

dear kickstands there is a difference between jingoism and patriotism you should look it up

(Source: eleventy-7, via versace-anarchy)

Anonymous said: Snowden releases his documents primarily through The Guardian. And he hasn't released anything that didn't have anything to do with illegal spying. I'm starting to wonder how much you actually know about Snowden.

violentprojectilebile:

proudgayconservative:

He. Stole. Information. That. Would. Cripple. Our. National. Security. And. Intelligence. Operations.

Now he’s holding America hostage with that information. 

He’s a treasonous son of a bitch. 

The US national security is secure. Let me state this outright. You have two land borders, one with an ally so allied that you might as well annex them. You have two Oceans as your other defensive measures, and the worlds most powerful navy, containing more than 50% of the worlds aircraft carriers. Your military spending exceeds that of the next 25 nations combined.

You are a nuclear armed country, with a massive military, who has not had foreign boot on its soil in one hundred years, who has mastered conventional power projection, and has a deeply patriotic citizenship to call upon in a defensive scenario.

You call randomly blowing up buildings in New York Terrorism, but in Pakistan and Iraq it’s collateral damage. You are occupying two countries, have military bases thoughout South America, Africa and the Middle East.

There is not a single country that could bring conventional war to your shores.

You are secure.

Fuck you for thinking that losing some snitches in durkdurkastan and various other places is going to topple the great American nation.

agree with the above, and how do we even absolutely know for a fact that Snowden has this information like didn’t a tabloid expose this first or something

social-darwin-awards:

conservateriamoderata:

chakrabot:

fistopher:

lie-t0-m3:

forever reblog

The Body is a new bra by Victoria’s Secret, and the marketing campaign was centered around the phrase “I Love My Body”.
It wasn’t some heavy-handed body positivity shit that was intended to make you want to buy their product (which is transparently what Dove does), it was an advertising campaign for a new bra called the Body. The two advertisements are not for the same type of thing at all.

Correct. ‘Body’ is a line of products from VS. However ‘Real Beauty’ as a campaign slogan? Sorry, it irks me. I’m super skinny and always have been and i’m tired of not being considered ‘real’.

that awkward moment when you take a pun seriously and base your multi-million dollar ad campaign around it

Both of these sorta send the wrong message.

the Body line is designed to be like a “treat” for your body. It’s not supposed to be pretty or sexy or sparkly or decadent, it’s a simple, comfortable fit that still looks good. that’s what it means by Loving your Body- don’t torture your body with ill-fitting lingerie because it’s “sexy”, love your body and get lingerie that’s comfortable and fits well. also remember, the top image is not an actual marketing image- OP edited out the text. Almost all the marketing images for the Body line says something related to “Perfect Body- Perfect Fit” etc.

(Source: lestatthewolfkiller)

chakrabot:

fistopher:

lie-t0-m3:

forever reblog

The Body is a new bra by Victoria’s Secret, and the marketing campaign was centered around the phrase “I Love My Body”.
It wasn’t some heavy-handed body positivity shit that was intended to make you want to buy their product (which is transparently what Dove does), it was an advertising campaign for a new bra called the Body. The two advertisements are not for the same type of thing at all.

Correct. ‘Body’ is a line of products from VS. However ‘Real Beauty’ as a campaign slogan? Sorry, it irks me. I’m super skinny and always have been and i’m tired of not being considered ‘real’.

that awkward moment when you take a pun seriously and base your multi-million dollar ad campaign around it

(Source: lestatthewolfkiller, via congenitalprogramming)

judal-is-my-spirit-animal:

ezios-fine-ass:

superwholockoffdanganstuck:

if you attack social justice warriors on tumblr instead of the neo-nazis on tumblr you have very fucked up morals

It would help if you could distinguish the two

Sometimes it’s difficult to and that’s the scary part.

uhm OP why not both

or why not recognize the neo-nazis are already ignored by the majority of the population because they’re not actively crusading for a fucked up sense of falsely advertised justice

(Source: 107409, via yarriinwonderland)