Does this mean I can flatter/fancy myself as ECCC’s X-tremely Unofficial Liaison with Brian K. Vaughan/the East Coast —
I’m going to namedrop ECCC with such gusto. (And then maybe actually get there myself.)
These shockingly beautiful women are sitting beside me on my break, dressed exactly the same, with the same hair and make up. Memoirs of a Geisha! Wow. I wonder where they work. #Geisha #Beautiful #London #Twins #Cool 💜
My instagram: gibbstagrams
Please don’t take pictures of asian women and post them on the internet, and call them “geisha”. Please don’t do that. Unless they were full-fledged geisha who have studied and graduated, and you have their explicit permission to take their picture and post it on the internet, don’t.
+ these two people are flight attendants for Singapore Airlines
God my brain could just leak out my ears
Maybe, just maybe Brian K Vaughan? I know his con appearances are rare.
We can definitely try, but like you said he doesn’t do very many con appearances.
norahwinters I’m counting on you @ NYCC to help make this dream a reality
I am going to represent your ECCC interests (and also reiterate my Bradbury question) so hard at BKV. IT’S GONNA BE GREAT
First picture: two shots of my mother 1967-1970 or so.
Second picture: my grandmother. She came here not speaking a word of English, still struggles; I’m learning Spanish to meet her halfway. My cousin leaned over my grandmother, mother, and me sandwiched between them, three generations squeezed onto the couch poring over the photo album — she pointed to my glamorous, brave, superstitious grandmother’s photo here, and said, ‘That looks like you, Jane.’
I felt beautiful as the two women sitting with me.
osbombing replied to your post “Personal, but police-related. [[MOR] Between the race-motivated…”
the fact you are cognizant of all this now makes me suspect you will make the right choices. (I say that without any implication behind what those choices might be — just that your judgement in making them seems thorough, informed, and reasonable)
Thank you so much, Gabbie, for always being so supportive and insightful. The notion that there are more readily ethical and immediate avenues for enacting change has been fluttering around in my head since before I took the test, and it was really just undeniable that I would need to acknowledge this and progress from there, more selflessly.
Personal, but police-related.
The term “tear gas” is a misnomer. For one thing, “tear gas” seems to imply something innocuous— you would think it’s just a chemical that makes you tear up. In fact, tear gas is a dangerous, potentially lethal chemical agent which is outlawed under the Chemical Weapons Convention for use during wartime. As the Omega Research Foundation argues: “Less-lethal weapons are presented as more acceptable alternatives to guns. But these weapons augment rather than replace the more lethal weapons. Euphemistic labels are used to create the impression that these weapons represent soft and gentle forms of control. CS is never referred to by the authorities as vomit gas, in spite of its capacity to cause violent retching.” NGO Physicians for Human Rights believes that “ ‘tear gas’ is a misnomer for a group of poisonous gases which, far from being innocuous, have serious acute and longer-term adverse effects on the health of significant numbers of those exposed.”
—What is tear gas? | Facing Tear Gas (via 1109-83)