Hey y'all, look at the icon I got from Marius on flight rising. I've been feeling very bluyjay lately and got an icon to match!
on the US Supreme Court ruling on DACAzylphide -
i know the supreme court decision on DACA is likely to be overshadowed by their decision on gay and transgender rights, but i think it's really important to talk about this since it affects me personally.
i've kept my head down and tried not to draw any attention to myself about this, but you know what? fuck it.
for anyone who doesn't know, DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) is an obama-era executive order program that allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to america as children to legally work, get social security numbers, and just live without fear of deportation. approximately 650,000 people, including myself, are part of this program. it started in 2012 and trump tried to rescind it in 2017. this caused a whole slew of legal battles, after which it was kicked off to the supreme court.
now i hate that i even have to say this in the first place, but myself and other DACA recepients, as well as those who were ineligible to apply for DACA (you have to pass a strict background check and fit into a very specific set of criteria to be eligible), are american in every aspect except legal. we grew up here, went to school here, said that cult-y pledge of allegiance for however many years we were in school. we are your neighbors, your friends, your classmates, your co-workers. thousands of us are out there on the front lines fighting covid-19 right now. we don't fit into the cultures of wherever we came from, hell, some of us don't even speak the language of our "native" country.
and yet, the president of the united states of america went up there on his podium and told us that we should have our ability to work taken away, that we should be allowed to be deported on the whims of ICE. let me be clear - we had to submit a lot of information to get DACA, including our current residential address and our biometrics. ICE has that information and could get us whenever the fuck they wanted, if DACA got repealed.
now, he might have said that he was rescinding the program so it would force congress to pass more permanent legislation for undocumented immigrants, but there's no guarantee that congress would do that. they'll probably just sit there and do nothing, which is exactly what happened 2012 when obama tried to pass the dream act.
from september 2017 to june 2020, a period of almost three years, me and the 650,000 other DACA recipients were wondering if we would be at risk of losing everything.
thankfully, the justices ruled in our favor (and just barely, at that).
but just because we won this battle doesn't mean that everything is fine and dandy now. the supreme court said that trump was not allowed to rescind the program based on the justifications he gave, however, he is allowed to try again, with better justifications, which is exactly what he's going to do if he gets re-elected. he says he wants immigration reform, but it'll be his kind immigration reform, you know, the kind that places travel bans on people from the middle east? it won't be immigration reform that helps people in my position.
DACA doesn't provide us with a path to citizenship, just says we're allowed to work and not be deported, as long as we don't commit any crimes (not to mention it costs $495 every two years to apply, and you don't get that back if they reject you). people who are ineligible for DACA are still fucked. we're still living in legal limbo, with no status to speak of.
i know most of this site is european, but for the americans out there, we need your support. get involved and get voting, if you can. but most importantly, remember that we are among you. we may lower our heads and hide, try to become so integrated in american society that we are rendered invisible, but we are here.
The violence and oppression black people face is absolutely unacceptable. It is vital to support current protests and work to combat anti-blackness in ourselves and our communities. Black lives matter should not be a controversal statement.
some tips for the donation videos!
For anybody celebrating the start of Pride Month tomorrowcoffee -
Please, don't forget our roots.
Marsha P. Johnson was a black trans woman who fought for our freedom to live. We must stand with #blacklivesmatter and protesters just like they did with us. Even if you can't protest or donate, stay vocal, stay loud, and condem bigotry.
Nothing will change if we don't.
^^^^ This is exactly why I am going to make a post here every day with a story of an LGBTQ+ activist, Marsha being one of them and explaining their story and missions in full. I want to educate others about what or fellow memebers have gone through and what impact they have made.
My focus is on stories of activists who have been murdered and I have found many people who I have never heard of before which is sad. I am wondering how many of you would have heard their names before my posts.
The stories I have chosen come from multiple countries and some where just being gay is a crime. They are sad and some very horrific but I want to be able to show you their faces and to tell their story. I want people to continue their fight so that in the future we can all live freely without any fear. I won't stop until everyone in every country can live openly as a memeber of the LGBTQ+ community without the fear of being arrested or killed.
I want to educate everyone. Not just those in our community. Everyone should know of the horrors we have gone through for CENTURIES and hopefully will help to make a change. Allies are so important for not just our movement but for all minorities. You don't have to go to protests or make speeches to be an ally. Something as simple as showing your support both on and offline helps.
If you see someone getting harrased for any reason, be it the colour of their skin, religion, sexuality, gender identiy or otherwise then step up and say something. It takes just one person to make a change. If just one person stands up then it might give others the confidence to also step up and help. We work best in a group and if it's just one harrasser, facing a group of people will more than likely make them stand down.
Remember folks, power in numbers!
Passing of the Shield - Digital Oil Painting
Happy Memorial Day, here’s our new captain in red, white, and blue! This palette was actually sampled from the colors of the planet Pluto, which I thought were really pretty.
1) Martha Wells comes to mind first, because reading the Cloud Road books changed the way I thought about worldbuilding in fantasy in a major way.
2) So I have never finished a full length/novel sized writing project.
3) I do put some reseach into my stories, but I tend to write in detail about things I already know, than go out of my way to become an expert in something I'm otherwise not interested in?
writing ask gamecrownedwithwisteria -
👀 are there any authors with a writing style that you like/admire/love/see as life goals/deeply envy? if so, what about them do you like?
👍 what are your favorite things to write?
👎 what do you hate trying to write?
💖 do you have a favorite work you’ve ever written, finished or not? what do you like the most about it?
💞 on a scale of 1 to 10, how much romance do you tend to put in your works?
☕ is there anything in particular you like to snack on/drink while writing?
⌛ how long does it take you to finish a writing project?
✂ how heavily do you edit your writing?
✏ do you write by hand, or do you type everything?
📃 do you prefer to write fic or completely original works? do you tend to write one more than the other?
📓 do you have multiple ongoing projects, or do you work on only one at a time until that one is finished and move on to the next?
💫 have you ever learned a skill just because you were writing about it?
💭 do you daydream about your writing projects? or do you only think about them when you sit down to work on them?
💬 do you like it when people want to talk about/know more about your writing?
📚 do you put a lot of research into your writing? if so, what topic have you researched the most just for a writing project before?
🎶 do you listen to music when you write? if so, do you think that what you listen to influences your writing, or not?
🎧 have you ever gotten a story idea just from listening to music before?
🌙 do you write better at night or during the day?
☔ what, in your opinion, is optimal writing conditions? (weather, temperature, location to write at, etc)
💧 on a scale of 1 to 10, how much angst and/or hurt/comfort do you tend to put into your works?
❓ have you ever had a story suddenly jump tracks and completely veer off into a direction you weren’t expecting, even though you’re the one who’s writing it?
📜 how long do your stories tend to be? what’s the shortest and the longest stories you’ve ever written?
💣 on a scale of 1 to 10, how much action would you say you tend to put into your works?
👻 do you like writing paranormal/horror?
🐦 do you plan all of your story first, then write it, or do you just jump right in and wing it?
👤 how many original characters do you have? do you have designs for all of them (written counts!)? have they changed significantly since you first made them?
tumblr shadowbanned my account for no reason. just testing how this site works, been looking for some alternatives haha
Behold, the brainchild of our Discord server: Hayds and Des in the Kith x Versace collection. Okay, it's all Versace. I won't be painting fabric patterns for a while after this 😔😔😔
I also added a closer look at the details that took me roughly 3 hours to draw and paint :'> CSP pls give us a liquify tool I don't wanna wrestle with the mesh transform tool and its 10 lattice points anymore
Des belongs to my pal @/BalarAkunama on Twitter
Ooooof, please no writing burnout
i wanna at least get to the middle of this draft sometime soon?
And speaking of writing, I'm almost at 10k for this month! Only 20k more to go!
[droplet] one click reblog for waterfallsentiniel -
(it's okay if i whatever this, right?)
i'm living in a world of agony right now, with tumblr having pushed out its new beta layout hence disabling my one-click reblog function from xkit, so i'm back here for a bit. i'm here to announce that it's been about a year since i've made this chrome extension and for some reason it still works.
like, i'm happy, y'all. i don't have to do much to update this.
i wanna share this with people because goddamn i can't live a life without one-click reblog i swear! convenience has got me weak. anyway here take this.
it's an unpublished extension so you gotta have chrome developer mode on for this. head to chrome://extensions (or brave, if you're on brave like me) and just load the folder you unpacked from the .rar.
same general set of steps, although there's no developer mode to toggle on or off; head to your addons and load that xpi file into your browser
boom. one click reblog.
im lazy, so i haven't bugtested anything, and it's been over a year since i've read that code so it's probably stale by now. but hey! it works! and that's what i care about.
one click reblogs.
If only I wasn't mostly only mobile. But this is awesome