Hi, I saw your donation drive on AO3, and I'm wondering what the money is for, exactly? $70,000 seems like a /lot/ of money. Is there somewhere I can see a list of intended purposes? Thank you!
70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.
I find it amazing that people think that’s a lot of money to ask. It’s incredibly expensive to fund such heavily used and non ad supported websites, and that before anyone even gets paid for their work. I am definitely donating what I can to this drive, and I hope if you have a few dollars spare and benefit from Archive of Our Own, or any of their projects you will consider donating as well.
#I forgot this happened
OKAY BUT WHY THE FUCK DOES MOVIE GINNY HAVE TO FUCKING ASK HER BROTHERS WHO KRUM IS AT THE WORLD CUP
THE GIRL IS A QUIDDITCH ACE WHO GOES ON TO PLAY FOR THE HOLYHEAD HARPIES AND BECOME A QUIDDITCH REPORTER
BESIDES WHICH SHE LIVES WITH RON WHO HAS A MASSIVE MAN CRUSH ON KRUM
THERE IS NOT A CHANCE IN HELL GINNY WEASLEY DOESN’T KNOW WHO KRUM IS
but yeah sure let’s have the girls ask dumb questions that were Harry’s lines in the book whatever
"When people talk about how words reinforce the binary it is ONLY ever in regards to bisexuality. I have been to many LGBT spaces where this has come up. “We need to drop the B”
or in a personal context “Oh I don’t use bisexual because it reinforces the binary.”
You know what never ever comes up after? How words like “gay”
are also reinforcing a gender binary. Nobody ever says “We need to change our name from “The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force to something more inclusive because gay and lesbian reinforce the gender binary”
or “I don’t call myself a lesbian because it isn’t trans inclusive”
That is how I know this is just biphobia masquerading as “inclusive language”
. Only bisexuals have to change, only our words are bad. Even though the bisexual community defines itself
as “attraction to same/different genders or more than one gender”
this binary, cis only men and women definition biphobia is constantly imposed from outside the community by cis people doing it in the name of people like me."
TL;DR — EVERYONE should just go see Pride again
I want to go to the movies, but the problem is there are like 12 movies out I feel COMPELLED to see, but like no movies I WANT to see
Like, I couldn’t help but read Gone Girl even though I mostly hated it and I feel sort of the same magnetic draw to the movie
And I’m going to see Book of Life even though I’m pretty sure it’s going to suck
And I kind of want to see The Judge because it was filmed where I work but it looks really stupid
And Birdman looks fantastic and I should definitely see it but no part of me really wants see it
And, okay, I do super want to see Haider like for real, but it’s only playing at the shittiest theatre in Massachusetts, I want a theatre with like ice cream bars or wine or something
And Dear White People and The Tale of Princess Kaguya aren’t playing ANYWHERE and The Princess Bride is sold out plus I saw it in theatres like two months ago
So basically I guess I’m going to go see Pride again.
#sean penn is nightmare garbage
June 1987, Madonna was rushed to the Cedars Sinai hospital for an X-ray after her then-husband—Sean Penn hit her across the head with a baseball bat. At the time, they had been having a heart-to-heart talk about reconciling.
Madonna did not make an official complaint because Penn was about to serve a short jail term for attacking a film extra and violating the probation he’d been given for punching a fan. It was a decision she would come to regret. In the late afternoon of December 28, 1988, Penn scaled the wall surrounding the Malibu house and found Madonna alone in the master bedroom.
According to a report filed by Madonna with the Malibu sheriff’s office, the two began to quarrel. Penn told her he owned her “lock, stock and barrel”. When she told him she was leaving the house, he tried to bind her hands with an electric cord. Screaming and afraid, Madonna fled from the bedroom. Penn chased her into the living room, caught her and bound her to a chair with heavy twine. Then he threatened to shave her hair. Penn was “drinking liquor straight from the bottle” and the abuse went on for nine hours, during which he smacked and forced Madonna to perform a “degrading sex act” on him.
He went out to buy more alcohol, leaving Madonna bound and gagged. Some hours later, he returned and continued his attacks, then finally untied her. Madonna then fled the house and ran to her car. Penn ran after her and was banging on the windows of her Thunderbird while she spoke to police on her mobile phone. Fifteen minutes later, she staggered into the sheriff’s office.
Wow. I had no idea this had ever happened. Makes me look at Sean Penn a lot differently, even if he’s a more stable less ABSOLUTELY TERRIFYING person now…
Friendly reminder that Sean Penn and other abusive white celebrities are not demonized the way that Chris Brown is and when Rihanna said she still loved Chris Brown people were ready to hang her. But Madonna gets all the sympathy in the world.
For the bold. Madonna was bound and tortured for nine hours by Sean Penn. Not a peep to the media.
Wowwww I literally never knew about this :(
Why do we still give Sean Penn Oscars and shit? This is the question I still ask myself on a daily basis.
#i should be sleeping
I’m ill-advisedly listening to the This American American Life episode on “Coincidences” while trying to fall asleep, and it reminded me of my favorite recent confluence of soundtrack and real life, which is that as the flight attendants announced our descent on my flight from Cuba to Miami, the Mountain Goats came on my iPod singing
“My love is like a Cuban plane
My love is like a Cuban plane flying from Havana
Up the Florida coast to the ‘Glades
I don’t get super worked up about coincidence (like, I was listening to the Mountain Goats and a third of the songs I have by them are about Florida so there was a decent chance of at least slightly thematically relevant lyrics) but I find it very satisfying when music and life line up