The point of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 

the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the affects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.

8 hours ago on 21 August 2014  +  75,961 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #ALS  #Ice Bucket Challenge

narcolepticnarcissus:

For anyone who doesn’t know who Michael Brown is or what’s been going on in Ferguson

Edit: I’ll do my best to keep this updated. If there’s anything I missed or anything that is incorrect please let me know and I’ll change it or add it

1 week ago on 14 August 2014  +  40,032 notes via )
tagged as:  #Ferguson  #America  #Michael Brown

feelknower1993:

mediamattersforamerica:

How Fox host Todd Starnes reacts to Obama’s offering condolences to shooting victim Michael Brown’s family on Tuesday.

1 week ago on 14 August 2014  +  35,048 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #Ferguson  #America  #Michael Brown

sunvapor said:  What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

1 week ago on 14 August 2014  +  258,589 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #Ferguson  #America  #Michael Brown

Harry Potter Headcanons That Are Now Actually Canon:  

prongs-and-padfoot:

  • Harry is an Auror
  • Ron was an Auror, but left to help George run Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes
  • Hermione is head of the DMLE
  • Neville married Hannah Abbott, who is applying for the job of Matron at Hogwarts
  • They’re still friends with Victor Krum
  • Ginny is a journalist 
  • Percy is the head of the Department of Magical Transportation
  • Teddy is rebellious and him and Victoire snog, like, all the time
  • Rita Skeeter is still a huge bitch
1 month ago on 9 July 2014  +  26,756 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #Harry Potter  #yes that rita skeeter one

all the Harry Potter stuff on my dash is making me so so happy. please give me more! dump all the Harry Potter things on my dash! x

1 month ago on 9 July 2014  +  0 notes
tagged as:  #Harry Potter  #personal

blonde-bookworm:

Sometimes I forget that not everyone knows everything that ever happened in the Harry Potter Universe.

1 month ago on 9 July 2014  +  39,004 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #Harry Potter

nerdygoddess:

jitterbugjive:

crystalsuicune:

burntlikethesun:

'Steven Moffat to remain Doctor Who showrunner for series 9'

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Well then.

*throws hands up in defeat*

"Sitting here, right now, just before the [series eight] finale shooting block, I’ve figured out the cliffhanger to the penultimate episode of the next series," he wrote.

"And it’s a whopper. Ohh, I don’t think you’ll see this coming!"

Okay I am honestly getting really tired of all these dramatic big epic twists, turns, and finales.
I am actually starting to feel numb to them. Because it’s like he’s trying to make it bigger and bigger and it’s at a point where it’s so ridiculous that I just /DON’T CARE/ at all any more. I just want stuff to be fun and simple again.
I just want Doctor Who.
Please. For the love of god, just give me Doctor Who.
I don’t need these mind boggling thrillers leading to awe inducing super smart finales that take multiple seasons to reach all the time.

^^^^^^^ All of this.

He needs to be stopped.

1 month ago on 29 June 2014  +  10,329 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #Doctor Who  #Steven Moffat  #ugh

why do i suddenly gain motivation to do things when i have to go to bed because i have work in the morning?!

1 month ago on 28 June 2014  +  0 notes
tagged as:  #personal

lokis-army-at-221b:

WHAT DO YOU MEAN JUNE STARTS IN 2 DAYS IT WAS DECEMBER 2 HOURS AGO

2 months ago on 30 May 2014  +  211,404 notes  ( source, via )

oldmangangbang:

"sir we lost the platoon. all our men are gone"

a lone camouflaged fedora is seen in the distance

"not all men" 

2 months ago on 27 May 2014  +  80,931 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #somehow i thought this was taking place on the moon and got rly confused  #yesallwomen  #q

ariellenicd:

He looks so proud

ariellenicd:

He looks so proud

3 months ago on 9 May 2014  +  439,920 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #Gordon Ramsay

dorfs:

Woops my 10 minute study break turned into a whole year

3 months ago on 8 May 2014  +  424,532 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #School  #q

ninxteen:

u know what chad 

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i think you do dance

3 months ago on 8 May 2014  +  65,606 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #High School Musical

fishingboatproceeds:

gregborkman:

It was only posted to John’s Instagram on Saturday but….

The Fault in Our Stars alternate movie poster featuring joshboonemoviesfishingboatproceeds

Credit to visual effects supervisor Jake Braver for photoshopping Josh and me closer together.

3 months ago on 7 May 2014  +  12,365 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #John Green  #The Fault In Our Stars