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January 31 2018



You’re a time traveler who enjoys visiting and watching important moments in history, sometimes you’ll see a few of yourself who came back to watch the event again. You show up to a seemingly unimportant event, and find hundreds of yourself watching intently.

Scenic Florence.  You’ve been here several times in your time-travelling career, visiting an old friend, maybe, or exploring a new alley, or just enjoying the climate.

Today, though, you decide to take a chair at an outdoor table.  You’ve arrived in a time of some political unrest, but you wouldn’t know it to sit there, eating some fresh bread from a bakery just down the street, absorbed in your own food.  Someone sits down next to you.  You look over.

It’s you, with a faintly confused expression on your face.  You return the expression.

“’s’important,” you say, and shrug.  You look back at the street, and see…

It’s just a murder.  Well, ‘just’ a murder; a man dies, but you’ve seen civilizations come and go, and at this point, not much surprises you.  A man knifes another man in the back, and runs away.  That’s nothing you haven’t seen before.

What does surprise you is that as you look around the street, you see yourself, over and over, some staring at the running man, some at the fallen man, some deadly still, some beginning to follow.  In fact, as you look around, you are the only person on the street.  The bakery still has the same shopkeeper, and one or two people sit in other buildings, but this assassination seems to have cleared the streets.

Well, that or hundreds of copies of the same person was strange enough to clear them.

And then, it’s all over.  You leave, one by one, and then more and more, until it’s just you.

‘But why?’  You ask yourself.  “It’s important.”  That’s what you told yourself just a second ago.  But nothing stood out to you.  Who was the man?  Who were either of the men?

No.  This needs another look.  “It’s important”.

You come back immediately, just a few minutes.  You take a few spots nearby, one across the street, one down the way.  Nothing feels crowded, of course; you’ve gotten very good at spreading yourself out, on the rare occasions when you meet yourself.  Each time, you stare, eyes straining to find out what matters so much about the scene.  Each time, you find nothing.

After an hour of solid watching, you finally give in, and decide that you can’t keep going right now.

You study the assassination, later.  A few notebooks in the area record the details.  Unfortunately, most of them were too busy looking at all of you to notice the assassination until it was already over.  What little you do find tells you that the men were minor nobles, of no great breeding.  They seem to hold little historical significance; no history books of the future even mention them.  

You come back.  Again, and again, and again.

You’re somewhere in the teens when you finally pick a spot next to the one you begin to think of as ‘Epiphany You’.  This is the one that seems to have it finally click.  Midway through the assassination, you gasp, and mouth something, that, on later viewings, you realize is ‘Oh my god’.  (You can’t believe you had to learn lip-reading just to tell what you were saying).  Then, you walk away, purposefully.  You say that you ‘Can’t believe that-!’ and then you’re gone.  You haven’t the foggiest idea when.  You can’t remember seeing a version of yourself like that, so it’s probably not somewhere you’ve already been.  You almost want to interrupt, and ask yourself what you’ve realized, but you already know that you can’t do that.

You spend a few rounds watching Epiphany You, seeing if anything slips.  In vain, of course, you can’t find out what Epiphany You knows until you are Epiphany You.

It’s on your 20-somethingth round, probably about 70 repetitions in, that you finally become the you that says ‘’s’important,’ to your first self.

You watch the scene again, more closely.  You become the followers, the watchers.  You fill out your own ranks, taking up every position, waiting for something to click, waiting to become Epiphany You.  You make almost a hobby of it, checking back every so often.  Every few weeks, every few days.  At least once a year (And it does take years, personally speaking).

Finally, after a particularly harrowing experience in the distant future, you need somewhere familiar.  Someone familiar.  Where better than this, the place you’ve been hundreds of times over.  You walk in, and see the eyes of yourself upon you.  Past yous stare at you.  This is it, you realize.  This is the time.  You need to watch the assassination, this one last time, and whatever clicks, clicks.  But, just at the moment, you aren’t feeling like that.  You just want to enjoy the warm presence and security of your position, away from deadly futures.  You’re alright, for now.  Epiphany You is untouchable, just as the rest of you are, protected by causality. You have a moment to stand here, and think.  It’s the most observed you’ve ever been, and the most secure.  You wouldn’t have felt safe to come here right now if not for your own presence.

You wouldn’t have felt safe to come here right now if not for your own presence.

You wouldn’t have come here right now if not for your own presence.

You wouldn’t have come here if not for your own presence.

‘Oh my god,’ you mouth, and see a few mouths mouth it back, one even smiling from the viewing when you confirmed your suspicions of what you’d said.

The stab.  The escape.

You walk out of the back door of the small room you’re in.  You can feel the fire in your face, and the familiar words rising in your throat.  “I can’t believe that-!

You’re gone.  Anywhere else.  Anywhere quiet.  Anywhere.  Now, though, the sentence finishes itself.  “-that’s why I was there!”

If time had a face…  If time could die, you’d kill it right now.  “That was it!?” You shout at the sky, now in an empty forest, “That was IT!?” 

You fucking hate the bootstraps paradox right now.




in my one original universe dragons are just shitty possums that don’t really do anything, you just find them in your garden or bathtub making this expression

I love it???? beautiful concept.


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Do me a favor and reblog this. Jehovah’s Witnesses are a high control cult most known for their door to door evangelicalism work. Recently, they have been outed for their backward “two witnesses” policy that allows abusers and pedophiles to stay in places of power in their congregation and abuse others.

Do not open your door to them, do not stop at their witnessing carts, do not read their publications, do not interact with them. As well as being complicit in thousands of child abuse cases, they are a cult that uses mind control tactics and fearmongering to keep their members isolated from the rest of the world and reality of what their cult is doing to them. They are dangerous and interacting with them is dangerous.





I know OP personally and they’ve told me a lot about this and i cannot stress enough how serious of a matter this is. please spread awareness about this!!

How 12,000 Tonnes of Dumped Orange Peel Grew Into a Landscape Nobody Expected to Find




An experimental conservation project that was abandoned and almost forgotten about, has ended up producing an amazing ecological win nearly two decades after it was dreamt up.

The plan, which saw a juice company dump 1,000 truckloads of waste orange peel in a barren pasture in Costa Rica back in the mid 1990s, has eventually revitalised the desolate site into a thriving, lush forest.

Continue Reading.

This is the greatest thing I’ve read in a long time and I want this experiment replicated everywhere as soon as possible.

My town would be a good start.








I firmly believe that unless the couple has discussed and agreed to marriage ahead of time, nobody has any business making a surprise public proposal.

Okay except some people want a surprise public proposal. 

Girl my husband took me to Spain and gave me a kinder egg on the beach, the ring was inside the capsule (Lord knows how he did that) if any feminist tried to take that away from me I may cut a bitch. Best surprise of my life.

I wish people were capable of analyzing larger social trends and figuring that a significant number of women end up getting pressured into engagements or marriages they don’t want bc the audience that comes along with a public proposal will think she’s a bitch if she says no - instead of thinking “i liked it when it happened to me, therefore it could never turn out badly for anyone, not ever!!!!”

I think what people are misunderstanding here is that agreeing to marriage ahead of time doesn’t need to be like, asking permission to propose? I surprised my now spouse with a proposal in Disneyland but before that we had several conversations about the future of our relationship, future plans for our retirements and how we’d have to get married eventually for immigration purposes. I didn’t go to her and say “so would you say yeah if I proposed?” or hash out deets ahead of time, but we had enough of a mutual understanding and communicated desire to get married that, although it was a surprise for when and how I proposed, it wasn’t out of left field at all.

This is exactly like conversations about consent, people get up in arms thinking that it means you have to have contracts and serious sit down conversations before doing anything when its REALLY EASY to simply COMMUNICATE with your partner so things like this are done properly, yeesh

“proposal can be a surprise, engagement shouldn’t be“ - saw that somewhere, thought it was the most accurate

not to mention op specifically stated that it was about communication, not “surprise proposals are toxic”

but hey any excuse to bash feminism amirite

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I’m falling into a rabbit hole but Ronald reagan’s liberal daughter wrote a lesbian romance Ebook




the famous mormon ‘gay man but married to a woman and happy’ couple is getting divorced and apologizing for the damage they did 20gayteen is so strong


This is actually a really really important and beautiful and honest post and story. Take the time to read it.

from the article:

One thing that has been interesting to me is how people have reacted when I have told them about our decision to end our marriage and how hard it has been to love Josh with all my heart and to not have him love me back in a romantic way. Almost everyone has said to me, with an air of protective emphasis, “Oh, but Lolly, you deserve to be loved that way! You will find someone else who can love you like that. You deserve to love and be loved in that way!” And I agree with them. The thing that I find interesting is that these are all straight people looking at me, another straight person, and being able to see the injustice of me not experiencing true love. They see that it is wrong that I have never felt that love. They feel it. They can put themselves in my shoes and realize how hard that would be for them. They can see it because it is presented from a straight perspective.

The thing that’s so interesting to me is how few people think of Josh in this way.




reblog if you hate nazis and don’t think they should speak on college campuses

reblog if you hate nazis and don’t think they should speak.

Reblog if you hate nazis.

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The football huddle was first used at a college for the deaf in the 1890s so the players could keep their signing hidden from the opposing teams. Source

January 30 2018

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this is the most sophisticated phishing e-mail I have ever received and if they had sized the logo correctly and actually proofread the fucking thing I probably would’ve clicked that button

actually please reblog this because someone else got it too. do not click on the links in this e-mail if you get one like it, just forward it to spoof@paypal.com and delete it

@clock-heart Hey. I don’t know if you still use PayPal… But still.






Synonyms are weird because if you invite someone to your cottage in the forest that just sounds nice and cozy, but if I invite you to my cabin in the woods you’re going to die.

My favourite is explaining the difference between a butt dial and a booty call

It’s called connotations.

Try this one on for size:

“Forgive me, Father, I have sinned”

“Sorry, Daddy, I’ve been naughty”

great news! Language is now banned

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Pyramid of White Supremacy

In a pyramid, every brick depends on the ones below it for support. If the bricks at the bottom are removed, the whole structure comes tumbling down.

Source: Adapted from Ellen Tuzzolo and Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence’s diagram

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This is the face of a man who knows he just made a bunch of edgy assholes angry and is really satisfied with it  










if your stomach’s sensitive because of anxiety, by all means spread out the food you eat over the course of the day instead of having large meals, just don’t…not eat.  you will go into hypoglycemic shock and that will suck.

By the way, symptoms include:

  • Shakiness.
  • Nervousness or anxiety.
  • Sweating, chills and clamminess.
  • Irritability or impatience.
  • Confusion, including delirium.
  • Rapid/fast heartbeat.
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness.
  • Hunger and nausea.

(because of the nausea, eating might not feel like the thing to do at first.  I’d suggest drinking a coke or something.)

I’ve dealt with sugar crashes before and I’ve collapsed and whited out.  I’ve had friends do it too.  If you think you’re going into hypoglycemic shock, and if there’s anyone else near by, tell them you think it’s happening, even if you’re not prone or it’s never happened before.  If your’e alone, make your way slowly to the kitchen/wherever you have food/drinks.  The standard rule is to take in 15 oz of a sugary drink (orange juice and soda–not diet–are the best) and wait 15 minutes to see if it’s over, then keep doing that until your sugar is stabilized.  Then you can eat.  If you think you’re about to collapse, especially if you start to feel dizzy, sit down and lay down or lean against something.  Don’t risk injury, it’s better to pass out while you’re laying down than it is to collapse and hurt yourself.

*points at this more educated person*

If you are having trouble eating please keep in mind the BRATY diet.  Bananas, Rice, Apple sauce, Toast, and (sometimes) Yogurt. These foods have been shown to be harder to throw up. By no means should this be the primary diet, but this can assist in the between times when it’s harder to keep things down.

this was really helpful

As someone who has a super nervous stomach this is super useful!!

I get this all the time at work particularly, good to know!

Thank you kindly. I have to deal with this every morning for work, and it’s god awful. Haven’t whited out yet, but I’ve been lucky not to. Will definitely keep BRATY in mind.





Look, I get it. I understand if you like the NPCs we play.  I hate having to repeat myself but having a stranger rub up against me being overtly sexual is really fucking uncomfortable.

What’s even more infuriating is it mainly happens when I’m afk.  I’ve come back to people dry humping Julyan/try to initiate ERP without warning, gposing in Magnai’s lap, etc.  We literally got a house so we had a more private area to ourselves but apparently that isn’t a saving grace either.

idk, maybe cause I’m ace as well it just makes me extremely uncomfortable but that’s still a shitty thing to do to someone.

I mean not doing that stuff is basic human decency not to mention its sexual harassment. That behaviour is completely out of line and I’m sorry you have to experience it and continue to. Could you possibly report these people?

OC’s or NPC’s I don’t care. Do not do this to other people. Period.

Yeah, if you want some snaps, come ask! I love getting snaps with people, but uh. Just ask? And no means no.



Wonder Woman was a great movie for equal opportunity eye candy.

Straight guys and gay girls can enjoy gal gadot in armor.

Gay guys and straight girls can enjoy a mostly naked Chris pine

Bi/pan people get to enjoy both

And if you’re ace like me, well. She threw a tank with her bare hands, and that’s as good as it gets

I really like this post.

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4800 players, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony Speedrun

its not even music anymore it’s just a shockwave that kills you instantly

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“He knew that Vin and the others saw him as docile, but compared with other Keepers he was a wild man. “

I’m rereading WoA and all I couldn’t not do this



here is an amusing editorial worrying that the new stormtroopers are too similar to the US military:


“this movie in which heavily armed soldiers destroy a village in the desert may give our heavily armed soldiers who destroy villages in the desert a bad name”

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