Sage advice, verbal vomit, and social justice reblogs from your favorite literary teddy bear.

 

rklipman:

superchristina:

shamblescomic:


Panel 1 (Syd is seated in their living room, a remote control in their hand)Syd: Oh cool! Jurassic Park’s on.Syd: I haven’t seen this since I was a kid!
Panel 2 (A close up of Jeff Goldblum. He is surrounded by sparkles)Syd (off frame): Oh no.Syd: Jeff Goldblum is really hot in this.
Panel 3 (Syd looks pale and mortified)Syd: Oh no.
Panel 4 (A dramatic closeup of Syd’s face, showing Jeff Goldblum reflected in their glasses. He is lounging and shirtless.)Syd: Oh no.(end of transcript)

Here is a very relatable comic about that time in everyone’s life when they realise maybe jeff goldblum set the standard for all their partners.
Also; you may have noticed but i’ve gone back and added transcripts to all the comics I’ve posted so far! I hope this makes the comic more accessible, but I’ve never written transcripts before so if you’ve any suggestions for how to improve them please feel free to shoot me an email at bornofthedead (at) gmail (dot) com

IT’S NOT JUST ME

sometimes i feel like the only person on earth who doesn’t want to bang jeff goldblum

Rick, you’re not alone. I also do not want to bang Jeff Goldblum.

rklipman:

superchristina:

shamblescomic:

Panel 1 (Syd is seated in their living room, a remote control in their hand)
Syd: Oh cool! Jurassic Park’s on.
Syd: I haven’t seen this since I was a kid!

Panel 2 (A close up of Jeff Goldblum. He is surrounded by sparkles)
Syd (off frame): Oh no.
Syd: Jeff Goldblum is really hot in this.

Panel 3 (Syd looks pale and mortified)
Syd: Oh no.

Panel 4 (A dramatic closeup of Syd’s face, showing Jeff Goldblum reflected in their glasses. He is lounging and shirtless.)
Syd: Oh no.

(end of transcript)

Here is a very relatable comic about that time in everyone’s life when they realise maybe jeff goldblum set the standard for all their partners.

Also; you may have noticed but i’ve gone back and added transcripts to all the comics I’ve posted so far! I hope this makes the comic more accessible, but I’ve never written transcripts before so if you’ve any suggestions for how to improve them please feel free to shoot me an email at bornofthedead (at) gmail (dot) com

IT’S NOT JUST ME

sometimes i feel like the only person on earth who doesn’t want to bang jeff goldblum

Rick, you’re not alone. I also do not want to bang Jeff Goldblum.

maxkirin:

So, someone wanted some tips on planning/outlining their novel and instead I made this. It kind of happened.

If you’re new to my silliness let me introduce myself.

My name is M. Kirin and I write books. If you’re interested in writer resources, inspiration, and the adventures of a dork, you could do a lot worse than me :3

transtamlen:

reversingyourpolarity:

robothugscomic:

New Comic!

Pronouns, right? Super weird little lexical referents. 

My site moved to a new host, so everything should be better now! Everything -  my site, my comic, my life, my cats, my cooking, my sex. Everything. 

Read the thing people.

the apology thing is really important because the second you do that the mistake becomes about you and your feelings and it becomes my job to console you after having my own feelings hurt.

jizzkin:

straight people on tv show: *literally have sex*

*silence*

gay people on tv show: *exist*

ok.. :\ but… ok like im not homophobic… :\ im ok with gay people but why do you have to shove it in my face… :\

(Source: sadtit)

flowisaconstruct:

mytra-fallen-angel:

boys-and-suicide:

Who can relate with this?

everyone

Worst mistake you can make - invalidating someone’s feelings. They’re real.

flowisaconstruct:

mytra-fallen-angel:

boys-and-suicide:

Who can relate with this?

everyone

Worst mistake you can make - invalidating someone’s feelings. They’re real.

(Source: boys-and-suicide)

ricktransitgloriamundi:

laurendestefano:

roomofmine:

laughterkey:

land-of-propaganda:

3 years in Rikers Island, 2 in solitary confinement, this high school student, NEVER CHARGED, gets released

16-year-old high school sophomore Kalief Browder, of the Bronx, spent nearly three years locked up at the Rikers Jail after he says he was falsely accused of stealing a backpack.  Amazingly, Browder never pleaded guilty, actually refused to plead guilty and requested a trial, even when pressured, but was never convicted and was only offered plea deals while the trial was repeatedly delayed.

Near the end of his time in jail, the judge “offered” to sentence him to time served if a guilty plea was entered, and warned him he could face 15 years in prison if convicted, but Browder still refused to accept the deal.  The only reason Browder was finally released was because his case was dismissed, but the damage had been done.

Browder, a high school student, spent an unbelievable 800 days, or over 2 years, in solitary confinement, which is a common juvenile imprisonment practice that the New York Department of Corrections has now banned after several investigations.

How does a teen end up in jail for 3 years, of which 2 years was spent in solitary confinement, and never be charged with a crime?

Browder’s case highlights several broken mechanisms in the New York legal system that feeds itself to civil liberty abuses on our youth.

  1. The 6th amendment gives us a right to a speedy trial, but in New York they have a “Ready Rule”.  The “Ready Rule” allows the courts to postpone trial dates by offering continuances. The system may give a continuance for 1 week, but logistically it may be 1 month before the trial actually comes to fruition and the still not convicted civilian only gets “credit” for the 1 week, not the actual time they have served.  In Browder’s case, he was given an absolutely ridiculous number of continuances initiated by the prosecution which left him locked up because he could not afford the $3000 bail.
  2. Browder was a high school student and juveniles are supposed to continue their education while behind bars .. except for juveniles that are in solitary confinement.  Guards would place juveniles in solitary and the schooling would stop relinquishing any educational support.
  3. While in solitary, Browder says that guards would routinely refuse to give him his meals.  Hunger is a common complaint by teens that are locked up because of the 12-hour stretch between dinner and breakfast.  Guards would use starve tactics at their discretion for punishment or their own personal enjoyment.  Browder says the worst of his starvations lasted for 4 meals in a row, meaning he was denied breakfast, lunch, dinner and another breakfast.
  4. As it stands, the courts place people in these situations and it is human nature for some to strike a plea deal just to get out of jail.  But Browder did not play into their game and take a plea deal, but maintained his innocence and requested a trial which came at a snail’s pace. This leads one to believe that the courts use this a planned tactic or procedure to play on human nature all in the name of getting convictions.
  5. The issues of using a Public Defender have long been recorded across the country.  In New York, court appointed lawyers make $75 a case.  In order to make money, that PD has to take on huge caseloads which leads to other problems.  Browder, although locked up for nearly three years in Rikers, where his PD was located everyday, never once was visited by his PD or had anyone to advocate his case for him.  This shows a reckless disregard which leads to a vicious cycle of apathy that often leads innocent people to copping pleas or getting longer sentences.

Read more here

He was charged, but never convicted. Per the newyorker:

The next day, he was led into a courtroom, where he learned that he had been charged with robbery, grand larceny, and assault. 

Not trying to imply that in any way makes this better. It’s horrifying from top to bottom.

This should never happen

The justice system in America is embarrassing.

BOOST

epicreads:

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But who cares. No big deal. I want FOUR!

Help! There Was A Gay Wedding! What Do I Do Now?

thatbadadvice:

Emily Post’s Etiquette Daily, 23 July 2014:

Q: My nephew, who is gay, just got married in Massachusetts. do I send a card or a gift or both? How do I acknowledge the event?

Who even knows? Gay people are aliens, their customs may be very different from ours. Better not risk it.

I’m just gonna leave this here:

ricktransitgloriamundi:

careydraws:

I made The Witches’ Daughters for Terrestrial, an anthology of earth-themed fantasy comics edited by Amanda Scurti. You can also read it at its forever home on my portfolio website.

The anthology debuted at SPX 2014, and now you can buy it here! It’s full of lovely comics and illustrations, and I’m very happy to be included in such good company. 

Oh, this is lovely.

The basis of most arguments against trans people is that we are not who we say we are, that we are always and only the gender that we were assigned at birth. And so much of that is about having a sense of certainty around gender, that when you were born with a certain set of genitalia, then that must dictate your entire life, and the reality is that that’s not trueA lot of people are not comfortable with that, because then that means they have to begin to question who they are.- Laverne Cox

(Source: sassyhendrix)