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Ask me THINGS!   Hit me with cool stuff   I'm Nathaniel. I'm a Design and Production (fancy way of saying Tech Theater) and Public Advocacy double major at American University, Washington DC. Raver, Cosplayer, MetroCon/DragonCon staffer. Expect to see some rave, the occasional Punk/goth/cybergoth, cosplay, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and many other nerdy things here.
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One manager at the apartment complex where I worked while in college told me, repeatedly, that she knew I was “Okay” because my little Nissan was clean. That I had worn a Jones of New York suit to the interview really sealed the deal. She could call the suit by name because she asked me about the label in the interview. Another hiring manager at my first professional job looked me up and down in the waiting room, cataloging my outfit, and later told me that she had decided I was too classy to be on the call center floor. I was hired as a trainer instead. The difference meant no shift work, greater prestige, better pay and a baseline salary for all my future employment.

I have about a half dozen other stories like this. What is remarkable is not that this happened. There is empirical evidence that women and people of color are judged by appearances differently and more harshly than are white men. What is remarkable is that these gatekeepers told me the story. They wanted me to know how I had properly signaled that I was not a typical black or a typical woman, two identities that in combination are almost always conflated with being poor.

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The Logic of Stupid Poor People

More snippets from this article about why people in poverty buy expensive products that they “can’t afford”. When it comes to upward mobility and standards of living, being able to own and wear status markers makes a HUGE difference.

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definitely important to understand

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schmergo:

o-magine:

schmergo:

Washington, District of Columbia is a much too clunky and unwieldy name for our nation’s capital. Can we just rename it ‘Presidents’ Landing?’

I really love the connotations that go along with this - like “we’re restructuring our government after a Westeros model, what could go wrong?” lol

Now, I go to college in Tenleytown, right near the Maryland border, so I totally relate to the men on the wall trying to keep out the wildlings from the north. And, like Jon Snow, I somehow ended up dating one.

And, as tumblr user nevervana pointed out, we DO have a red castle.

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fabricatedplant:

carrionboy:

tights inspired by various fandoms. what i learned from doing this: masking on illustrator is a real bitch.

fire stock (k project tights) by danf83stock

galaxy stock (wtnv tights) by hameed

desert stock (wtnv tights) by neverfading-stock

cloud stock (wtnv tights) by nataly-stock

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scificity:

Wall-mounted water cooled PC


It’s pretty as all hell, but I fear for the owner. Keeping dust off of components is a really big deal and keeping that dusted seems like effort.

scificity:

Wall-mounted water cooled PC

It’s pretty as all hell, but I fear for the owner. Keeping dust off of components is a really big deal and keeping that dusted seems like effort.

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#Still sexy though 

semi-okayish-vibes:

casualdorkpatrol:

florida-project:

Jazz for Cows

this is the best thing i have ever seen

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT

Jazz for your cow

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straight-as-a-curly-fry:

komlin:

livingonmusicals:

komlin:

livingonmusicals:

komlin:

livingonmusicals:

ok y’all 

how do i ask a boy out 

roses are red
violets are blue
guess what, my bed
has room for two

OH MY GOD NO

twinkle twinkle little star
we can do it in a car

STOP IT

row, row, row your boat
gently down the stream
merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
i can make you scream

I feel like the last one is verging dangerously into serial killer territory

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jeanhorschtein:

Pacific Rim AU where everything is the same except it’s a musical.

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strangeparticles:

'This is our Yorick. He was a Polish composer and pianist called André Tchaikowsky. And when he died, in the early eighties, he bequeathed his head to be used in a production of Hamlet with the Royal Shakepeare Company. He wanted to play Yorick. So here he is. This is André. He was introduced to us by our director Greg on the first day of rehearsals, as the final member of the company. There was a variety of reactions to having a real human head in the production. Some people find it quite difficult. I must say, personally, I was rather excited by it. It's one of the clichés of the play now, an actor holding a skull. And I suppose the trouble with the cliché is that it loses meaning. But if you are presented with an actual person's skull, a real bit of human, then Hamlet's speech about Yorick and about staring at the skull of a man he knew well… it becomes all the more potent when you are aware that you are holding somebody's head quite literally in your hands. There he is. André was there. I feel very pleased to have helped him fulfil his ambition.'

—David Tennant, Shakespeare Uncovered

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inexplicablytolerable:

originalplumbing:

"Everyone who has rallied to get me on this list I love you all. To have a black trans woman at the top of this list if it’s only for today is so major. Keep voting. Voting is open til April 22.” — Laverne Cox via Facebook
Click here to cast your vote in the TIME100 Reader Poll.

omg

inexplicablytolerable:

originalplumbing:

"Everyone who has rallied to get me on this list I love you all. To have a black trans woman at the top of this list if it’s only for today is so major. Keep voting. Voting is open til April 22.” — Laverne Cox via Facebook

Click here to cast your vote in the TIME100 Reader Poll.

omg

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schmergo:

itsamemarielle:

softfae:

be romantic with me, give me roses and hold my hand, but also be Romantic, engage in a distraught duel to the death for my affections on a church spire during a lightning storm

kiss me in the rain but also revolt against the aristocratic social and political norms of the age of enlightenment

write me a love poem but also one about an ancient mariner who has to deal with supernatural ridiculousness because he shot a flippin’ albatross

Go on adventures to new places with me, but also rewrite the rules on what is and isn’t socially acceptable while doing it.

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