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May 23 2018

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It’s one of those mid August summer nights, it’s the final rounds of edits before the deadline, and she’s the kind of person that sleeps better when she’s touching you in at least three (3) spots.



joe russo saying thor is to blame for the ending of infinity war (just as much as fucking thanos???) because he didnt aim for the head is SO Rich considering he Fucking Wrote It But ALSO bc thor, as ive learned just now by watching a compilation of all his fight scenes on youtube, has historically ALWAYS aimed for the head when dealing with a Threat. so Lads…

Welcome to my TEDx talk: Thor has NEVER done anything wrong Ever in his Life

heres the video for ref: all of thors fight scenes from thor 1 to age of ultron

  • thor 1 (0:04-0:25) thor is fighting some wack ass aliens. hits them in the chest and shoulders mostly. one of the aliens knocks thor down, proves himself to be an Actual Threat and Thor Immediately Aims For The HEAD
  • thor 1 (1:34-2:04) thor fighting a bunch of nerds again, mostly just flipping them over, hes lowkey panicking but still is going easy on them until this dude Drops Thor, declaring himself a threat and Thor Punches Him In The FACE
  • thor 1 (2:40-2:53) this one doesnt really count, he went for the dudes head bc thats where his power was but Regardless He Still Went For The HEAD 

(also to note, loki Stay doing stupid shit in this movie (and also every other movie) but thor Never goes for his head in fights because he recognizes that as a Fatal Blow )

  • thor 2 (8:51-9:08) thor is seen fighting a bunch of losers, flipping them over, hitting them in the chest, etc, but as soon as he gets to the actual villain? Immediate Lightning Bolt To The FACE
  • thor 2 (10:14-10:25) once again hes fighting the actual villain: aims For The HEAD
  • age of ultron (13:44-13:52) when trying to kill ultron. thor aims where? ultrons HEAD

(and theres others in between too im just too tired to list them all.)


and to say he Purposely messed up because he wanted to rub it into thanos face???? since when is thor Petty like that?? in fact I Know he Isnt bc i Just watched the thor 2 scene where he fights the man he thinks killed his brother and isnt Dumb about it. And then with hela in thor 3 (who destroyed his Home, destroyed his hammer and fucked up his eye) , besides a few one liners he doesnt do dumb shit despite dying inside. 

and Joe is over here trying to tell me thor takes the Full Force of A Star almost killing Himself in infinity war just to be Stupid at the end bc he wants to rub it in??? get out

TLDR: thor Would Have Killed Thanos at the end of infinity war if they Wanted him to BUT they Didnt want him to (because they wanted to make a part 2) 

and Now theyre just pointing fingers bc it Doesnt make sense

In Conclusion, russos, Meet Me Outside .

Mansplaining protip:





When a man starts explaining a concept you already told him you understand, instead of saying “I know” over and over until you die, try one of these:

  • Ok, which aspect is confusing you?
  • It seems like you have the basics down; Would you like me to recommend some good articles so you can get a more nuanced understanding?
  • So did you have a specific question, or do you just want a more in depth explanation?


teacher-zone him

My cousin is an asst psych professor. Her new boss brought up how male students sometimes challenge female professors. He asked how she handles that: she says ‘hold on: let me take notes’, grabs a pen & paper, and proceeds to take no notes. If he asks why, she says ‘Tell me something I don’t know & I’ll have something to write’; no student has tried twice. Her boss laughed and asked her to mention it at the next staff meeting.

Well shit

May 22 2018


“Wow,” Derek said flatly. “And it’s not even my birthday.”

“Hey, I can take it back if you don’t want it,” Stiles said. “It’s not like I can’t find any use for it.”

Derek’s fingers tightened around the little wooden wolf. It was cheesy, but also weirdly charming. “Where did you even find it?”

“I blessed it myself,” Stiles said, his chest puffing out with pride. It was adorable. “And my dad made it, so fuck you.”

Derek pulled the little wolf against his chest, away from Stiles’ reaching fingers.

“I guess I’ll keep it then,” he said.

Stiles smiled.

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Molly draw that got a bit lost



so at the bar in which I work, there’s an unofficial rule that all of our door staff must have names that start with D or rhyme with ‘doorman’, which has led to me befriending a trio of six foot four men with beards called Doorman Logan, Doorman Drew, and Doorman Dan. 

now, let me tell you now that Doorman Dan is the absolute love of my life. I don’t care that he’s a decade older than me and has a fiance. you know when someone is so extraordinary or impossible to define that they’re simply referred to as ‘a character’? that’s Doorman Dan. now, before I get into his personality, let’s describe his appearance. imagine the most stereotypical Scandinavian person ever: tall, white-blond, strong-jawed. now, add a heavy South Walian accent and an orange jumper.

that’s Doorman Dan. 

since meeting him last year, I’ve discovered:

  • he once had a dream that he had a tattoo that said ‘shit happens’ on his left arsecheek, so when he woke up he decided he had to fulfil the prophecy and got it tattooed on his arse by a bloke called Junkie Jeff at 9AM
  • he forgot to call his girlfriend for three months while he was in the army, and was completely unaware they had broken up until he wished her a happy Christmas and she responded with ‘what the fuck Dan’
  • accidentally married his army buddy in Vegas for thirty-six hours
  • he saw someone beating up a guy for being gay, and instead of jumping in and fighting back he decided to get absolutely bollock-naked and stand in front of the homophobe until he got freaked out and ran off
  • he has a millionare buddy who rings him up once a month for ‘mystery adventures’, one of which has resulted in Doorman Dan no longer being allowed inside any John Lewis shops
  • he is convinced the love of his life is not his fiancee, but a man named Ned. upon being asked who Ned is, he shrugged and responded with: “I’ll know when I meet him.”
  • he runs an Instagram account dedicated to his pet rabbits and refuses to let people into the bar unless they follow him
  • his fiancee booked a wedding venue before he even proposed. “I don’t even know if I’m invited, truth be told.”
  • when he caught a couple having sex in our loos, he didn’t want to intrude so he just gently knocked on the door and asked if they’d like a snack
  • he has created his own non-alcoholic cocktail called Doorman’s Sunrise because he feels left out being the only person on the dance floor without a drink when he’s patrolling the bar

I could honestly write a ten-season sitcom about him



i don’t know who decided that happy endings were boring but i wanna fight them. happy endings make all the bad shit that characters go through worth it, there’s nothing boring about that.






Learning the Ropes by @purely-a-trashcan is available in a beautiful glossy softcover with THREE count em THREE exclusive bonus chapters and I want YOU to get to hold it in your gorgeous hands! And also read it!

I will select two winners on May 23rd. That way if you don’t win, you can still pre-order before pre-orders close on May 25th.

Okay rule time:

1) You must be okay with giving me your address. I will ship ANYWHERE so don’t worry if you’re international. I got you bb

2) A like = 1 entry. First reblog = 2 entries. Any reblogs after your first will only count as one entry. Don’t spam your followers, kids. I’ll pick the winners by a random number generator.

3) Entries will cut off 11:59 PM MAY 22nd

4) It’s not a rule, nor would it affect your entry, but I would love it if you reblogged and told us your favorite chapter or scene in LtR :D

Thank you and good luck! 

Two days left!!

Last day!!! Ends tonight!!!


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Never ever turn off your phone: rethinking security culture in the era of big data analysis.

Back in the 80′s if you were a pissed off anarchist that wanted to burn down a building, you probably checked your home for listening devices and made a plan. If you were the same kind of pissed off anarchist in the late 90′s, you  turned off your phone and encrypted your online traffic. In the 2020′s we’re gonna have to change our strategies once again. Intelligence gathering has adapted and so we must adapt too.

To get a head start at this, let’s look at how big data analysis is being used. To do this, we’ll need to talk about 3 things: metadata, patterns and networks. Those sound boring and complicated but I’m not a techy and I won’t bore you with tech language, I’ll keep it as easy as I can.

Metadata: In the context of online activity, ‘content’ means ‘the message you send’ and ‘metadata’ means ‘everything other than the content’. So, for example, if you send your friend a text about lunch, the content might be “Let’s go out for lunch” and the metadata might be “Message send at 01/04/2018 11.32 from phone 0478239055 to phone 079726823 using Signal”.

This information is registered by your phone even if the app encrypts your actual message. Your metadata is very badly protected by technology and very badly protected by the law. No matter which country you are in, most of your metadata if freely available to intelligence agencies regardless of whether you are a suspect in anything.

Patterns: Whether you realize it or not, your metadata has a pattern. If you have a daily job you might have a very consistent pattern, if you do not your pattern might be more flexible but you have a pattern. If someone wanted to know the rhythm of your day, they could very easily do so because your pattern is in the metadata.

For example: Maybe you use the wifi at your favourite bar on most Sunday nights until about midnight, you wake up around 10 AM and check your Signal, you use your public transport card to get to class every Monday afternoon and you spend on average 1 hour on Tumblr twice a day. All this is part of your pattern.

Networks: You have online networks. Your facebook friends, the people in your phone adress book, the dropbox you share with coworkers, everyone who bought online tickets to the same punk band you attended, the people using the same wifi points as you. Take your networks, combine them with other people’s networks, and clusters reveal themselves. Your work community, your family, your activist scene, etc.

If you are in an anarchist community that will probably be abundantly clear from all your minor network connections like going to the same band and knowing the same people as other anarchists. Even if you never liked an anarchist facebook page or pressed ‘going’ on an anarchist facebook event, your network is hard to hide.

Now, let’s say you commit a crime,

the kind that would result in some serious research. Let’s say that on Sunday night 3 AM, you are your friends go out and burn down a nazi’s house. It’s obvious that anarchists did it but there are no other clues. You use traditional style security culture: you burn your notes, you are careful not to communicate about your plans near technology and you do not leave physical traces.

But because you commited the crime that night, your metadata will vary strongly from your usual rhythm: you stay at your usual bar until 2 AM to wait for your friends, you do not wake up at 10 AM in the morning so you do not check your Signal or Tumblr until 1 PM. You do not go to class. Your metadata pattern is very different from your usual pattern. The metadata patterns of your friends are different too. If one of you is clumsy, they might generate a super suspicious metadata signal like a phone being switched off at 2.30 AM and activated at 4AM. You wouldn’t be the first.

If I wanted to solve this crime using data analysis, what I would do is:

  • let a piece of software run a pattern analysis of the local anarchist scene to generate the 300 people most connected to the anarchist scene.
  • let a second piece of software analyse the metadata patterns of those 300 people over the last months and identify the biggest metadata variations around Sunday night as well as very suspicious metadata activity
  • Illiminate pattern variations with an obvious cause or an obvious alibi (people who are on vacation, people who are in the hospital, people who lost their job, etc).
  • Do indepth research into the ones that remain.

Which is how, out of a massive amount of people that I couldn’t possible all listen to at the same time, I could quickly identify a few to monitor closely. This is how I could find and catch you.

So, now what?

If traditional security culture doesn’t protect us as well as it used to, how do we adapt? Well, I don’t have all the answers but for a start, I’d say: know your network + know your pattern.

In the case of the crime above: leave the bar at midnight, return home and put your phone on your bedside table. Check the apps you check before going to bed and set your alarm to 10AM. Return to the bar without your phone. Commit the crime. Wake up at 10AM and check your Signal. Drag yourself to class or ask a comrade to make the trip with your travel card and do not use technology in your home while the comrade is taking your travel card to class. Stick to your pattern. Never ever turn off your phone.

You might also be able to manipulate your network but that seems much harder to do. Not having a smartphone and dropping out of all social activity online is  a big commitment. Knowing your data pattern and making sure your data pattern doesn’t look out of the ordinary? Much less commitment.

Some of the old rules will still apply: don’t talk about a crime around devices with microphones, don’t brag after a succesful action, etc. Other rules, like ‘turn off your phone when planning an illegal act’ need to change because their metada looks too out of the ordinary. No one switches off their phone anymore. We look suspicious as fuck when we do.

This is just one idea on how we could update our security culture. There are probably other people with other, better ideas about updating our security culture. If we start the conversation, we may get somewhere.

Finally: we need to keep adapting.

As technology changes, more information is becoming available, including data we have very little control over. Smart-tv’s and ads in public spaces that listen to every word we say and the tone of our voice when we say it are examples. Data analysis projects are currently using license plate reading software on security footage to map the travel patterns of cars. A lot suggests they may soon be ready to do the same with face recognition, at which point the presence of our face in public space becomes part of our metadata. More information means more accurate data analysis. Our metadata may soon be too vast annd too complex to completely map and mirror. Which means we will need to adapt our counter measures if you want to hide something.

How do we keep it all under the radar? I don’t know. But let’s try to figure this shit out. These are some first thoughts about what security culture should look like in the age of modern big data analysis and I’d be very happy for any insights from comrades that have some thoughts on this.

Also: feel free to distribute and rework these words without credit.



The DM: ok guys, this is a serious scene, don’t mess it up

The players:



very hilarious and bold of marvel to expect me to give one single fuck about whether vision lived or died 

wanda: omg if we destroy the stone now vision will die :((


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Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

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I was gonna do the whole nein in a lineup and I still might but uh. not right now. and. I worked hard on Molly’s jacket please appreciate it sob

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Dragon and Flame
For CD Challenge !

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