Mariko • 31 • Cis woman • She/Her pronouns • Half Japanese • Biromantic • Asexual • Bay Area, CA • I play video games • Sometimes I write about stuff
n7positive:

[Caption: Shout-out to all Kaidan and Ashley fans who don’t let their love for one character get in the way of appreciating the other, and who tirelessly keep standing up for and defending them again and again. Just knowing that you guys are out there makes it all worth it. You all rock!]

n7positive:

[Caption: Shout-out to all Kaidan and Ashley fans who don’t let their love for one character get in the way of appreciating the other, and who tirelessly keep standing up for and defending them again and again. Just knowing that you guys are out there makes it all worth it. You all rock!]

reblogged 1 hour ago @ 23 Apr 2014 with 196 notes via/source
one of these dumb fucks had a guy in an elevator ask her for coffe, ( it was at 2 am, but all he did was ask) " i find you interesting and would want to get to know you more, want to come to my room for some coffe?" and when talking about it on her channel se said " guys, dont do that" dont do what? ASK? ASK someone you find interesting out?

scribblingbearcat:

poppypicklesticks:

nineprotons:

calleo:

poppypicklesticks:

I bet he was fat or ugly or both.  Its always rape if an unattractive man asks you out. 

I dunno.

I’d be kind of creeped out if someone I didn’t know asked me, in an elevator, at 2am, if I’d like to come back to their room for coffee.

A less creepy option would have been, “Would you like to get together sometime for coffee?”

If a guy I don’t know, in a hotel elevator, asked me back to his room (even if he said it was “for some coffee”), I would find it creepy and extremely off-putting. 

It isn’t “don’t ask someone you find interesting out”, it’s “don’t ask someone you find interesting and don’t personally know back to your room, whether it’s 2am or 2pm, and especially not in an enclosed space like an elevator”. Do what Calleo said and just ask about getting together for some coffee sometime. Try to do so somewhere she isn’t ‘trapped’ with you. 

I guarantee you if she’d accepted the invitation and she ended up assaulted, many people (including the OP and answerer) would be all, “Well, she shouldn’t have gone back to his room, did she really think he meant just coffee?” Or worse still, “Oh, it’s buyer’s remorse, she regrets it and is crying rape.”

Just because you personally find it creepy or off-putting doesn’t mean it is creepy. and please don’t draw your own conclusions about “rape culture” in an event that didn’t even happen.  It’s really disgusting how some people trivialise rape by turning everything they don’t like into rape or find a way to work it into every conversation about sex.   You have a lot of fucking nerve accusing me of that, you know, especially since I have been sexually assaulted in similar situations to the hypothetical one you described. 

She isn’t the only one, dude. It’s hella creepy to me as well and I don’t think we would be alone there. As for drawing conclusions, I think Nine is just going by the, yknow, innumerable incidents where that HAS actually happened.

The trivializing rape bit makes no sense to me. At all.

I am sorry for what happened to you. That’s awful and horrid. Then again the tone you took with that ask? Didn’t exactly help your case. Especially if that is how it happened to you. Can you blame someone for not wanting anything to do with the exact same situation??

Here’s the thing though. If she HAD gone with him back to his room for coffee and he raped her, these same people would be like “Well, she should have known better than to go to some stranger’s room in the middle of the night.” We literally cannot win with this shit. Either we deserved it for not knowing better or we’re frigid bitches because we put up a guard so we don’t get into bad situations. This is rape culture 101 shit right here.

answered 2 hours ago @ 23 Apr 2014 with 46 notes via/source

dannydevites:

silversarcasm:

When watching a show I don’t think ‘Well politically correctly there should be two more minorities’

I’m thinking ‘This is suffocating, this isn’t what life is like, why do i not exist, why do my friends not exist, what the fuck is with this idealisation of one type of person?’

reblogged 11 hours ago @ 22 Apr 2014 with 18,413 notes via/source

tremblinglakes:

ssoux:

I want to comment on why the Model Minority Myth is bad - not good, not neutral, but nothing other than bad. 

  • Firstly, no racial stereotype is positive. They are reductive and created with the intention to limit one’s humanity. They are caricatures of an entire group of people.
  • The Model Minority Myth was created by white people.
  • It was coined in the 1960’s when the New York Times Newspaper ran stories describing the success of Asian-Americans (I believe specifically Japanese-American and then Chinese American people) in the US despite marginalization(they didn’t want to say racism) basically saying that through cultural influences which promoted strong family values and hard work ethic, Asian Americans were able to “thrive” in the US despite the barriers that were present.
  • This was the 1960’s, an era that included numerous social & political movements not only in the US, but around the world. The Model Minority Myth was created in opposition to those movements, namely the Civil Rights Movement in a manner that proposed Asian Americans, who were/are racial minorities, were doing quite well in spite of the issues that were being highlighted throughout the Civil Rights Movement (a movement largely headed by Black Americans).
  • Not only were white people using Asian Americans as a means for justifying that things were fine the way they were, white people were pitting Asian Americans against other People of Color.
  • The Model Minority Myth contributes to the idea that all Asians are interchangeable. It ignores the differences in histories, economic status, and educational attainment among the people of various ethnicities who are racialized as Asian, collectively and individually. 
  • Statistically, it just isn’t true when you look across the board at various ethnic groups racialized as Asian the level of economic and educational disparity. (For Hmong-American people, the percentage of those living in poverty is 25% & we’re also below in terms of educational attainment and annual median salary)
  • Having been perpetuated, it’s placed unfair expectations/pressures on Asian students academically and contributed to false ideas of our performance making academic aid and support more difficult (in terms of its availability and in asking for it)

not only is it used to pit us against other people of color, but very specifically against black folks, which then has helped to harbor a lot of irreversible or highly ingrained anti-blackness in our community. 

reblogged 11 hours ago @ 22 Apr 2014 with 159 notes via/source

inabasket:

cool it comes with a free refill 

reblogged 11 hours ago @ 22 Apr 2014 with 98,712 notes via/source

taokan:

ADHD!Isabela crossing and recrossing her legs when seated, unable to keep that restless twitch out of her skin.

reblogged 13 hours ago @ 22 Apr 2014 with 45 notes via/source
bizarro-sai:

copperbadge:

thingsfortwwings:

[Image: A screencap from Iron Man of a fragment of code with a progress bar in front of it; the code is reproduced below.]
moviecode:

From: http://deeperdesign.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/is-iron-man-made-of-lego/
I was re-watching Iron Man recently and noticed something interesting.  During Iron Man’s first “boot up sequence”, in the “terrorist” caves of Nowhereistan, some butchered C code is displayed on a faked up laptop screen.
The code displayed on screen, although missing some syntactically important characters such as semi-colons, is actual valid C source code.  So valid in fact that I wondered where it came from.
After a quick Google I found it. This code is in fact as follows:
    send[0] = 0x65;
    send[1] = 1;
    send[2] = 3;
    send[3] = 5;
    send[4] = 7;
    send[5] = 11;

    if (rcx_sendrecv(fd, send, 6, recv, 1, 50, RETRIES, use_comp) != 1) {
	fprintf(stderr, "%s: delete firmware failed\n", progname);
	exit(1);
    }

    /* Start firmware download */
    send[0] = 0x75;
    send[1] = (start >> 0) & 0xff;
    send[2] = (start >> 8) & 0xff;
    send[3] = (cksum >> 0) & 0xff;
    send[4] = (cksum >> 8) & 0xff;
    send[5] = 0;

    if (rcx_sendrecv(fd, send, 6, recv, 2, 50, RETRIES, use_comp) != 2) {
	fprintf(stderr, "%s: start firmware download failed\n", progname);
	exit(1);
    }

    /* Transfer data */
    addr = 0;
    index = 1;
    for (addr = 0, index = 1; addr < len; addr += size, index++) {
The code above comes from a firmware downloader for the RCX (a programmable, microcontroller-based Lego brick), written in 1998 at Stanford University by Kekoa Proudfoot. You can get the full source file here and it is distributed under the Mozilla Public License.  This is the same license used by Firefox and many other Open Source software products.
The sequence in the film in which this code appears suggests that the code is either being downloaded as firmware to the Iron Man suit or being used to upload firmware to an RCX Lego brick that is somehow involved in the operation of Iron Man.
So it appears that Iron Man is either powered by Open Source software or made of Lego.  I’m not sure which is cooler.


I BELIEVE IT CAN BE BOTH

Hey when you’re in a cave with a box of scraps, you make do, right?

bizarro-sai:

copperbadge:

thingsfortwwings:

[Image: A screencap from Iron Man of a fragment of code with a progress bar in front of it; the code is reproduced below.]

moviecode:

From: http://deeperdesign.wordpress.com/2010/02/26/is-iron-man-made-of-lego/

I was re-watching Iron Man recently and noticed something interesting.  During Iron Man’s first “boot up sequence”, in the “terrorist” caves of Nowhereistan, some butchered C code is displayed on a faked up laptop screen.

The code displayed on screen, although missing some syntactically important characters such as semi-colons, is actual valid C source code.  So valid in fact that I wondered where it came from.

After a quick Google I found it. This code is in fact as follows:

    send[0] = 0x65;
    send[1] = 1;
    send[2] = 3;
    send[3] = 5;
    send[4] = 7;
    send[5] = 11;

    if (rcx_sendrecv(fd, send, 6, recv, 1, 50, RETRIES, use_comp) != 1) {
	fprintf(stderr, "%s: delete firmware failed\n", progname);
	exit(1);
    }

    /* Start firmware download */
    send[0] = 0x75;
    send[1] = (start >> 0) & 0xff;
    send[2] = (start >> 8) & 0xff;
    send[3] = (cksum >> 0) & 0xff;
    send[4] = (cksum >> 8) & 0xff;
    send[5] = 0;

    if (rcx_sendrecv(fd, send, 6, recv, 2, 50, RETRIES, use_comp) != 2) {
	fprintf(stderr, "%s: start firmware download failed\n", progname);
	exit(1);
    }

    /* Transfer data */
    addr = 0;
    index = 1;
    for (addr = 0, index = 1; addr < len; addr += size, index++) {

The code above comes from a firmware downloader for the RCX (a programmable, microcontroller-based Lego brick), written in 1998 at Stanford University by Kekoa Proudfoot. You can get the full source file here and it is distributed under the Mozilla Public License.  This is the same license used by Firefox and many other Open Source software products.

The sequence in the film in which this code appears suggests that the code is either being downloaded as firmware to the Iron Man suit or being used to upload firmware to an RCX Lego brick that is somehow involved in the operation of Iron Man.

So it appears that Iron Man is either powered by Open Source software or made of Lego.  I’m not sure which is cooler.

I BELIEVE IT CAN BE BOTH

Hey when you’re in a cave with a box of scraps, you make do, right?

reblogged 13 hours ago @ 22 Apr 2014 with 3,769 notes via/source

cklookshuman:

MASS EFFECT BOMBARDMENT!!! 


Garrus / Krogan By : Meesh
Mordin / Thane By me! 
_____
GARRUS: TEE | TANK | PILLOW
KROGAN: TEE | TANK | PILLOW
_
MORDIN: TEE | POSTER
THANE: TEE | POSTER

reblogged 13 hours ago @ 22 Apr 2014 with 702 notes via/source

polkanots:

brando-calrissiane:

polkanots:

trends women should avoid 2014: men’s opinions 

I’m sorry, but I would have to disagree with you. Our opinions are nothing more than opinions, you have the choice to listen or disregard them. It is always inevitably ones choice to listen to another.

If you would like to retaliate, I would like to hear what you want to say

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reblogged 14 hours ago @ 22 Apr 2014 with 162,189 notes via/source

OK, so after agreeing to nothing, NOW the NDA/TOS stuff comes up.

But that’s so fucking weird.

Why would you make it show up after I agree to nothing???

posted 14 hours ago @ 22 Apr 2014 with 1 note