March 11, 2014
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When you are hurting, there will always be people who find a way to make it about themselves. If you break your wrist, they’ll complain about a sprained ankle. If you are sad, they’re sadder. If you’re asking for help, they’ll demand more attention.

Here is a fact: I was in a hospital and sobbing into my palms when a woman approached me and asked why I was making so much noise and I managed to stutter that my best friend shot himself in the head and now he was 100% certified dead and she made this little grunt and had the nerve to tell me, “Well now you made me sad.”

When you get angry, there are going to be people who ask you to shut up and sit down, and they’re not going to do it nicely. Theirs are the faces that turn bright red before you have a chance to finish your sentence. They won’t ask you to explain yourself. They’ll be mad that you’re mad and that will be their whole reason alone.

Here is a fact: I was in an alleyway a few weeks ago, stroking my friend’s back as she vomited fourteen tequila shots. “I hate men,” she wheezed as her sides heaved, “I hate all of them.”

I braided her hair so it wouldn’t get caught in the mess. I didn’t correct her and reply that she does in fact love her father and her little brother too, that there are strangers she has yet to meet that will be better for her than any of her shitty ex-boyfriends, that half of our group of friends identifies as male - I could hear each of her bruises in those words and I didn’t ask her to soften the blow when she was trying to buff them out of her skin. She doesn’t hate all men. She never did.

She had the misfortune to be overheard by a drunk guy in an ill-fitting suit, a boy trying to look like a man and leering down my dress as he stormed towards us. “Fuck you, lady,” he said, “Fuck you. Not all men are evil, you know.”

“Thanks,” I told him dryly, pulling on her hand, trying to get her inside again, “See you.”

He followed us. Wouldn’t stop shouting. How dare she get mad. How dare she was hurting. “It’s hard for me too!” he yowled after us. “With fuckers like you, how’s a guy supposed to live?”

Here’s a fact: my father is Cuban and my genes repeat his. Once one of my teachers looked at my heritage and said, “Your skin doesn’t look dirty enough to be a Mexican.”

When my cheeks grew pink and my tongue dried up, someone else in the classroom stood up. “You can’t say that,” he said, “That’s fucking racist. We could report you for that.”

Our teacher turned vicious. “You wanna fail this class? Go ahead. Report me. I was joking. It’s my word against yours. I hate kids like you. You think you’ve got all the power - you don’t. I do.”

Later that kid and I became close friends and we skipped class to do anything else and the two of us were lying on our backs staring up at the sky and as we talked about that moment, he sighed, “I hate white people.” His girlfriend is white and so is his mom. I reached out until my fingers were resting in the warmth of his palm.

He spoke up each time our teacher said something shitty. He failed the class. I stayed silent. I got the A but I wish that I didn’t.

Here is a fact: I think gender is a social construct and people that want to tell others what defines it just haven’t done their homework. I personally happen to have the luck of the draw and am the same gender as my sex, which basically just means society leaves me alone about this one particular thing.

Until I met Alex, who said he hated cis people. My throat closed up. I’m not good at confrontation. I avoided him because I didn’t want to bother him.

One day I was going on a walk and I found him behind our school, bleeding out of the side of his mouth. The only thing I really know is how to patch people up. He winced when the antibacterial cream went across his new wounds. “I hate cis people,” he said weakly.

I looked at him and pushed his hair back from his head. “I understand why you do.”

Here is a fact: anger is a secondary emotion. Anger is how people stop themselves from hurting. Anger is how people stop themselves by empathizing.

It is easy for the drunken man to be mad at my friend. If he says “Hey, fuck you, lady,” he doesn’t have to worry about what’s so wrong about men.

It’s easy for my teacher to fail the kids who speak up. If we’re just smart-ass students, it’s not his fault we fuck up.

It’s easy for me to hate Alex for labeling me as dangerous when I’ve never hurt someone a day in my life. But I’m safe in my skin and his life is at risk just by going to the bathroom. I understand why he says things like that. I finally do.

There’s a difference between the spread of hatred and the frustration of people who are hurting. The thing is, when you are broken, there will always be someone who says “I’m worse, stop talking.” There will always be people who are mad you’re trying to steal the attention. There will always be people who get mad at the same time as you do - they hate being challenged. It changes the rules.

I say I hate all Mondays but my sister was born on one and she’s the greatest joy I have ever known. I say I hate brown but it’s really just the word and how it turns your mouth down - the colour is my hair and my eyes and my favorite sweater. I say I hate pineapple but I still try it again every Easter, just to see if it stings less this year. It’s okay to be sad when you hear someone generalize a group you’re in. But instead of assuming they’re evil and filled with hatred, maybe ask them why they think that way - who knows, you might just end up with a new and kind friend.

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By telling the oppressed that their anger is unjustified, you allow the oppression to continue. I know it’s hard to stay calm. I know it’s scary. But you’re coming from the safe place and they aren’t. Just please … Try to be more understanding. /// r.i.d (via inkskinned)

EVERYBODY READ THIS. RIGHT NOW.

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Don’t forget the fear. Anger is easier than fear.

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February 18, 2014

welikethem00n:

Dear teenwolf and teenwolfpostproduction:

You like the moon and we like the moon too! We both even celebrate Moonday! You sometimes with moar Teen Wolf, us by making posts about music with a lunary flair! Can we be friendsies?
<3
-we like the m00n editors
ps.  While the above holds, in all seriousness our little Tumblr is trying to raise awareness regarding Lunar Lion, the only university team in the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge. While we like the m00n isn’t officially affiliated with Lunar Lion, it is very near and dear to our hearts and right now Lunar Lion is running a crowd funding campaign. Link to the campaign is here and a bit of a write up from our editors is here
The reason why we are reaching out is because although lunary goodness is what brought the we like the m00n editors together, Teen Wolf is what we initially bonded over (and also why we’d like to be friendsies :D).  We do realize though that this is a crazy long shot* and there’s probably some rules mitigating what you can blog about and reblog regarding crowd funding.  But, we also figured that it’s a shot* worth taking. :)  
Thanks!

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*no wolfsbane bullets were used during the course of said shots
pps. the weird adorable yellow thing is a cartoon representation of a lunar lander based off of some previously release concept art from Lunar Lion. :D

February 15, 2014

welikethem00n:

welikethem00n:

Lunar Lion is one of only eighteen remaining teams.

Lunar Lion is the only university team in the entire competition.

Even without context that all sounds cool, right? Right. So what’s the context?

The Google Lunar XPRIZE

Not heard of GLXP?  It’s one of the Google XPRIZE Foundation’s challenges and in order to win a non-government team has to get to the moon by the end of 2015.

Lunar Lion hails from Penn State and is one of the eighteen remaining teams. It consists primarily of kids without degrees (undergraduates) with side of grad students. Ya know, all of those millennials who’ve been ragged on so hard by the mainstream media as of late.

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With a spot reserved on a rocket and some thrusters test fired, Lunar Lion is well on its way to soaring to the moon. But the biggest challenge for the team remains: funding. Money is such a pesky thing.

And that, our dear fellow Tumblrers, is where we come in. \o/

On January 20th Lunar Lion kicked off its first crowdfunding campaign on RocketHub. The goal is monies. Lots of monies.  Because getting to the moon is totes expensive. Russia, the USA, and now China are the only folks to have done this. (We hear ya. Like wut? Only three?!?)

So obvis, we’re asking for donations here!  The min donation is $10 for a sparkling and fab digital membership. But, if you have the bigger bucks lying around, you could have your name engraved in gold on the lander!!

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Agreed, little dudes.  Agreed.

We understand that money doesn’t grow on trees. (Donate) But don’t you want to be a part of history? Don’t you want to be part of what could be our generation’s Apollo 11 moment?

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The cheapest option by far is reblogging and posting.  Basically getting the word out like we’re doing. (Donate)
And liking.
And sharing.
And tweeting.
And Youtubing.
And Google+ing.
And Instagramming.

Shove this in your friend’s faces!! (Donate) Scream about the moon and maybe do some mooning (totally not endorsed)!! (Donate)

Because STUDENTS are sending a lander to the MOON, which is pretty damn awesome.  And you can help! :D

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As of right now with only 11 days to go the campaign is just 22% funded. :(  Please please please if you’re able, donate! Every little bit helps!  If that isn’t possible though, signal boost this as much as you can!  Lets see if we can get them to at least 50% funded by 12am February 25th! \o/

<3

January 31, 2014

Heya everyone! I know this is last minute, but with RE: Space airing tomorrow night on HitRECord on TV, would folks be down with trying to do a donation bomb to Lunar Lion's crowdfunding campaign?

For those not in the know: Lunar Lion is one of 18 teams remaining (and the only university team) in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. Mostly comprised of students, our team has made an incredible amount of progress towards building and sending a lander to the moon by 2016. I joined the team this last fall (part of why I’ve been so quite on hR…) and it’s been an incredible ride. But, to continue on we need help. Specifically, we need funding and we’re going about it a little differently with the crowdfunding campaign. \o/

If folks don’t want to do this, that’s fine. It’s just a random idea I had and figured it wouldn’t hurt to throw out there. <3

January 26, 2014
Hacking death plague update: A tale of misdiagnosis, a trip to the ER, inhalers, and heart stickers. >_<

On wed I went to urgent care after my night class let out because the hacking death plague ramped up. Due to my chest sounds the doc said he thought I had pneumonia and sent me home with a bottle of antibiotics. Landed in the ER last night because my symptoms got worse again. After they did a ton of tests it was determined that, hey what do you know, it isn’t pneumonia it’s just a really bad case of bronchitis. Am now on two more ‘scripts and am feeling vaguely human now so yey for that. Also, I might be a little bit in love with the inhaler they gave me and I might just have to put little heart stickers all over it…

January 20, 2014

welikethem00n:

Lunar Lion is one of only eighteen remaining teams.

Lunar Lion is the only university team in the entire competition.

Even without context that all sounds cool, right? Right. So what’s the context?

The Google Lunar X PRIZE

Not heard of GLXP?  It’s one of the Google XPRIZE Foundation’s challenges and in order to win a non-government team has to get to the moon by the end of 2015.

Lunar Lion hails from Penn State and is one of the eighteen remaining teams. It consists primarily of kids without degrees (undergraduates) with side of grad students. Ya know, all of those millennials who’ve been ragged on so hard by the mainstream media as of late.

image

With a spot reserved on a rocket and some thrusters test fired, Lunar Lion is well on its way to soaring to the moon. But the biggest challenge for the team remains: funding. Money is such a pesky thing.

And that, our dear fellow Tumblrers, is where we come in. \o/

On January 20th Lunar Lion kicked off its first crowdfunding campaign on RocketHub. The goal is monies. Lots of monies.  Because getting to the moon is totes expensive. Russia, the USA, and now China are the only folks to have done this. (We hear ya. Like wut? Only three?!?)

So obvis, we’re asking for donations here!  The min donation is $10 for a sparkling and fab digital membership. But, if you have the bigger bucks lying around, you could have your name engraved in gold on the lander!!

image

Agreed, little dudes.  Agreed.

We understand that money doesn’t grow on trees. (Donate) But don’t you want to be a part of history? Don’t you want to be part of what could be our generation’s Apollo 11 moment? Ya know, these dudes:

image

The cheapest option by far is reblogging and posting.  Basically getting the word out like we’re doing. (Donate)
And liking.
And sharing.
And tweeting.
And Youtubing.
And Google+ing.
And Instagramming.

Shove this in your friend’s faces!! (Donate) Scream about the moon and maybe do some mooning (totally not endorsed)!! (Donate)

Because STUDENTS (peeps probs around your age) are sending a lander to the MOON, which is pretty damn awesome.  And you can help! :D

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January 17, 2014

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January 17, 2014

welikethem00n:

welikethem00n:

We are part of the universe. I think that’s what it is about space.  I think that’s why people want to be a part of space. I think that every kid that looks up into the sky at night, they don’t look up and think “that’s alien.”

Somewhere deep inside they know that that is home.

Michael Paul
Team Leader of Lunar Lion
Lunar Lion is one of 18 teams remaining (and the only university team) officially competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE.

Now with working video! \o/

December 31, 2013
How to break your late night Manhattan diner waiter

  1. Have your group of fifteen peeps sit in the back room of said diner
  2. Everyone spontaneously start dancing in their seats when a Real Mccoy song comes on 
  3. Have said waiter turn the corner into the back room to give you and your peeps your bill while you are all still dancing in your seats.
  4. Said waiter starts laughing so hard he backs out of the room and has to make at least two attempts to stop laughing before he can come back in
  5. ????
  6. Profit
<3 <3 <3 <3

December 9, 2013

rellac:

 

December 9, 2013
The return of the great two dozen cookies for each firehouse bake!

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Years ago my dear friend, Ravyn, requested that rather than getting her gifts for the holiday season that we do something nice for our local fire departments. Thus started my annual two dozen cookie bake* for each firehouse in my city. The last three years I’ve had to skip because I was either sick as hell, going to be having surgery in the near future, or recovering from surgery. When I realized that this year is the first time in ages that I’m going into the holiday season pretty healthy I decided that bringing back the great cookie tradition was a must. :D

So Ravyn, my dear, happy holidays!  <3



*I do slightly cheat and get pre-mixed cookie dough because my mixer is cheap and would not survive. /sad-trombone

December 9, 2013

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December 2, 2013
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Oh this is just too awesome and pretty for words…

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December 2, 2013

nekocat42:

I do this several times a day

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December 1, 2013
Happy elephants!

Happy elephants!

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