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page: dreamsofamadman: somethingaboutdelia: cryingalonewithfrankenstein: This photo always cheers me up a bit. It’s a front-page article from 1955 about Christine Jorgensen, one of the first women to have sex-reassignment surgery. Since the text is a bit small and I couldn’t find a larger copy, here’s what the small blurb says: A World of a Difference George W. Jorgensen, Jr., son of a Bronx carpenter, served in the Army for two years and was given honorable discharge in 1946. Now George is no more. After six operations, Jorgensen’s sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark. Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine (that’s her new name) sent to them recently. This article is 58 years old, and it’s more respectful of Christine’s pronoun choices and name than some publications are today. It makes me happy to see a newspaper be respectful of a trans person’s choice of name and pronouns like that :3 Say it again for the haters in the back who want to keep pretending that trans people, or even treating trans people with respect is even remotely anything new. 😎 It’s worth mentioning, that this was kinda celebrated as a wonder of the atomic age at the time. “Look at the power of our scientists! Look at what we can do!”You know, back when America was trying to be the leader in scientific advancement.
page: dreamsofamadman:

somethingaboutdelia:

cryingalonewithfrankenstein:

This photo always cheers me up a bit. It’s a front-page article from 1955 about Christine Jorgensen, one of the first women to have sex-reassignment surgery.
Since the text is a bit small and I couldn’t find a larger copy, here’s what the small blurb says:
A World of a Difference

George W. Jorgensen, Jr., son of a Bronx carpenter, served in the Army for two years and was given honorable discharge in 1946. Now George is no more. After six operations, Jorgensen’s sex has been changed and today she is a striking woman, working as a photographer in Denmark. Parents were informed of the big change in a letter Christine (that’s her new name) sent to them recently.

This article is 58 years old, and it’s more respectful of Christine’s pronoun choices and name than some publications are today. It makes me happy to see a newspaper be respectful of a trans person’s choice of name and pronouns like that :3

Say it again for the haters in the back who want to keep pretending that trans people, or even treating trans people with respect is even remotely anything new. 😎

It’s worth mentioning, that this was kinda celebrated as a wonder of the atomic age at the time. “Look at the power of our scientists! Look at what we can do!”You know, back when America was trying to be the leader in scientific advancement.

dreamsofamadman: somethingaboutdelia: cryingalonewithfrankenstein: This photo always cheers me up a bit. It’s a front-page article fro...

page: After making the front page of reddit, my wife told me “you’ve had your fun, now cut your hair!”
page: After making the front page of reddit, my wife told me “you’ve had your fun, now cut your hair!”

After making the front page of reddit, my wife told me “you’ve had your fun, now cut your hair!”

page: After making the front page of reddit, my wife told me “you’ve had your fun, now cut your hair!”
page: After making the front page of reddit, my wife told me “you’ve had your fun, now cut your hair!”

After making the front page of reddit, my wife told me “you’ve had your fun, now cut your hair!”

page: I painted the cat goomba from yesterday’s front page on a tiny canvas
page: I painted the cat goomba from yesterday’s front page on a tiny canvas

I painted the cat goomba from yesterday’s front page on a tiny canvas

page: I painted the cat goomba from yesterday’s front page on a tiny canvas
page: I painted the cat goomba from yesterday’s front page on a tiny canvas

I painted the cat goomba from yesterday’s front page on a tiny canvas

page: A murderer. Keep him on the front page until he’s charged. Don’t let this blow over.
page: A murderer. Keep him on the front page until he’s charged. Don’t let this blow over.

A murderer. Keep him on the front page until he’s charged. Don’t let this blow over.

page: This needs to be a 404 error page somewhere.
page: This needs to be a 404 error page somewhere.

This needs to be a 404 error page somewhere.

page: blastedking: [12/47]Take this as a little breather, collect yourself, because the next page is going the be the most silly this thing is gonna get 😬
page: blastedking:

[12/47]Take this as a little breather, collect yourself, because the next page is going the be the most silly this thing is gonna get 😬

blastedking: [12/47]Take this as a little breather, collect yourself, because the next page is going the be the most silly this thing is...

page: This needs to be a 404 error page somewhere.
page: This needs to be a 404 error page somewhere.

This needs to be a 404 error page somewhere.

page: This needs to be a 404 error page somewhere.
page: This needs to be a 404 error page somewhere.

This needs to be a 404 error page somewhere.

page: “Now if you look at the picture on page 8 of your packets…” (via /r/BlackPeopleTwitter)
page: “Now if you look at the picture on page 8 of your packets…” (via /r/BlackPeopleTwitter)

“Now if you look at the picture on page 8 of your packets…” (via /r/BlackPeopleTwitter)

page: “Now if you look at the picture on page 8 of your packets…”
page: “Now if you look at the picture on page 8 of your packets…”

“Now if you look at the picture on page 8 of your packets…”

page: “Now if you look at the picture on page 8 of your packets…” by jamestheman45 MORE MEMES
page: “Now if you look at the picture on page 8 of your packets…” by jamestheman45
MORE MEMES

“Now if you look at the picture on page 8 of your packets…” by jamestheman45 MORE MEMES

page: Front Page or Oblivion?
page: Front Page or Oblivion?

Front Page or Oblivion?

page: [OC] A one page comic about my fight last night
page: [OC] A one page comic about my fight last night

[OC] A one page comic about my fight last night

page: aarontaylorjohnson: A Page of Madness (狂った一頁) 1926 dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa
page: aarontaylorjohnson:

A Page of Madness (狂った一頁) 1926 dir.

Teinosuke Kinugasa

aarontaylorjohnson: A Page of Madness (狂った一頁) 1926 dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa

page: thesassyducks: A duck and a bunny. That is all. (via @thesassyducks instagram page) source: @oniwano_haru
page: thesassyducks:
A duck and a bunny. That is all.
(via @thesassyducks instagram page)
source: @oniwano_haru

thesassyducks: A duck and a bunny. That is all. (via @thesassyducks instagram page) source: @oniwano_haru

page: what a beautiful baby duck 🐥🥰 via @thesassyducks instagram page (go check it out)
page: what a beautiful baby duck 🐥🥰 via @thesassyducks instagram page (go check it out)

what a beautiful baby duck 🐥🥰 via @thesassyducks instagram page (go check it out)

page: LOOK AT THIS DUCKLING DOING A ZOOM(via @thesassyducks​ instagram page) <— go check it out
page: LOOK AT THIS DUCKLING DOING A ZOOM(via @thesassyducks​ instagram page) <— go check it out

LOOK AT THIS DUCKLING DOING A ZOOM(via @thesassyducks​ instagram page) <— go check it out

page: thesassyducks: Ducks who opened the front camera (via @thesassyducks​ instagram page)
page: thesassyducks:
Ducks who opened the front camera
(via @thesassyducks​ instagram page)

thesassyducks: Ducks who opened the front camera (via @thesassyducks​ instagram page)

page: depressed-but-well-dressed-28: neckkiss: via weheartit 💔
page: depressed-but-well-dressed-28:

neckkiss:

via weheartit


💔

depressed-but-well-dressed-28: neckkiss: via weheartit 💔

page: nemfrog:“Tracing of the respiratory curve during a sad depressing thought.” The physiology of faith and fear. 1912. 
page: nemfrog:“Tracing of the respiratory curve during a sad depressing thought.” The physiology of faith and fear. 1912. 

nemfrog:“Tracing of the respiratory curve during a sad depressing thought.” The physiology of faith and fear. 1912. 

page: [OC] First page to comic I’ve been wanting to make for a year or so now. I’m new to comics, but I think this turned out well. What do you guys think?
page: [OC] First page to comic I’ve been wanting to make for a year or so now. I’m new to comics, but I think this turned out well. What do you guys think?

[OC] First page to comic I’ve been wanting to make for a year or so now. I’m new to comics, but I think this turned out well. What do you...

page: clawmarks:Mater amoris et doloris - 1726 - via Internet Archive
page: clawmarks:Mater amoris et doloris - 1726 - via Internet Archive

clawmarks:Mater amoris et doloris - 1726 - via Internet Archive

page: thebellejerk:Elif Batuman on feeling like everyone around you seeming so much more formed and opinionate.
page: thebellejerk:Elif Batuman on feeling like everyone around you seeming so much more formed and opinionate.

thebellejerk:Elif Batuman on feeling like everyone around you seeming so much more formed and opinionate.

page: jareckiworld:Frederick Hutchison Page — Mummy with Toy Gallows  (oil on board, 1964)
page: jareckiworld:Frederick Hutchison Page — Mummy with Toy Gallows  (oil on board, 1964)

jareckiworld:Frederick Hutchison Page — Mummy with Toy Gallows  (oil on board, 1964)

page: gaming: Gaming Spotlight: Gamers vs COVID-19 Gamers vs COVID-19 is a community of virus-killing, society-supporting, game-loving heroes, founded to raise awareness about the importance of social distancing, good hygiene, and positivity in combating the spread of COVID-19. They were founded by a group of anonymous gamers and medical professionals, most of whom work in or adjacent to the esports industry. You can join them by signing the pledge at www.gamersvscovid19.com! Lots of parts of the internet thrive on misinformation—how does this initiative strive to combat that? Our resources are heavily researched, and we rely on citations from institutions such as the US FDA, US CDC, and the WHO. Each of these is referenced on our page, so you don’t need to take our word for it. We also have contributing medical professionals who help to fact check our distributions, but that doesn’t mean we’re giving medical advice.  Of course, when it comes to questions about viruses and disease, we always encourage anybody to go directly to a vetted source of information like those we’ve already mentioned. Besides gaming, what are other ways to practice social distancing? Social distancing is just the act of removing yourself from public spaces as often as possible. For many of us, that means replacing public activities with online gaming, but for you, it might mean reading, playing music, baking, painting, coding, or whatever you love to do from the comfort of your home. We started this movement in part to remind everybody that social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation: we’re all in this together, even when we’re apart. What are other ways we can contribute if we still have to go to work? You can still live by our pledge and help save the world if you go to work! Not everybody has the luxury of being able to totally isolate themselves. Some people have to go to jobs, while others may need to care for relatives or go out for other necessities. Social distancing is the active decision to restrict your time in public spaces to the minimum required amount, which is going to vary from person to person.  What’s important is that you spend every minute you can at home and that you stay home if you’ve felt sick or been in close contact with somebody who has a confirmed case of coronavirus. Even if you feel healthy, give others a gap of at least six feet whenever possible and don’t touch other people physically. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water frequently (especially when exiting or entering a public space), and never touch your face, eyes or mouth with unwashed hands. You can also help amplify the message by not meeting friends in public, sharing the pledge, and shifting in-person meetups to online activities instead. How do you build a community through gaming?  Contrary to old stereotypes, gamers are inherently social. Building a community around an important issue like COVID-19 is just a matter of reaching out and getting help from big amplifiers. Once this message is in front of people, we’ve found gamers eager to join and help. It’s been truly uplifting in a challenging time. The gaming space is supremely lucky to have so many amazing influencers who care deeply about their fans and broader communities. This is an international epidemic, and it’s going to take international cooperation and acts of courage to overcome it. We will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, and every gamer from the biggest pro to the average joe is making an impact by consciously deciding to sign the pledge and change their lifestyles until COVID-19 is controlled. Take the pledge over on the website! In the first few hours, over 10,000 gamers signed up, including the likes of Castro1021, FallenNCS, Sjokz, Nickeh30, Voyboy, JKap415, HungryBox, Goldenboy, Ocelot, G2Pengu, Slasher, SirActionSlacks, Sheever, and too many other gamers to name. We’re excited about every person who comes on and decides this is a movement worth supporting. Social distancing only works if everyone chooses to make a sacrifice for the greater good.
page: gaming:
Gaming Spotlight: Gamers vs COVID-19
Gamers vs COVID-19 is a community of virus-killing, society-supporting, game-loving heroes, founded to raise awareness about the importance of social distancing, good hygiene, and positivity in combating the spread of COVID-19. They were founded by a group of anonymous gamers and medical professionals, most of whom work in or adjacent to the esports industry. You can join them by signing the pledge at www.gamersvscovid19.com!
Lots of parts of the internet thrive on misinformation—how does this initiative strive to combat that?

Our resources are heavily researched, and we rely on citations from institutions such as the US FDA, US CDC, and the WHO. Each of these is referenced on our page, so you don’t need to take our word for it. We also have contributing medical professionals who help to fact check our distributions, but that doesn’t mean we’re giving medical advice. 
Of course, when it comes to questions about viruses and disease, we always encourage anybody to go directly to a vetted source of information like those we’ve already mentioned.
Besides gaming, what are other ways to practice social distancing?
Social distancing is just the act of removing yourself from public spaces as often as possible. For many of us, that means replacing public activities with online gaming, but for you, it might mean reading, playing music, baking, painting, coding, or whatever you love to do from the comfort of your home. We started this movement in part to remind everybody that social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation: we’re all in this together, even when we’re apart.
What are other ways we can contribute if we still have to go to work?
You can still live by our pledge and help save the world if you go to work! Not everybody has the luxury of being able to totally isolate themselves. Some people have to go to jobs, while others may need to care for relatives or go out for other necessities. Social distancing is the active decision to restrict your time in public spaces to the minimum required amount, which is going to vary from person to person. 
What’s important is that you spend every minute you can at home and that you stay home if you’ve felt sick or been in close contact with somebody who has a confirmed case of coronavirus. Even if you feel healthy, give others a gap of at least six feet whenever possible and don’t touch other people physically. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water frequently (especially when exiting or entering a public space), and never touch your face, eyes or mouth with unwashed hands. You can also help amplify the message by not meeting friends in public, sharing the pledge, and shifting in-person meetups to online activities instead.
How do you build a community through gaming? 
Contrary to old stereotypes, gamers are inherently social. Building a community around an important issue like COVID-19 is just a matter of reaching out and getting help from big amplifiers. Once this message is in front of people, we’ve found gamers eager to join and help. It’s been truly uplifting in a challenging time.
The gaming space is supremely lucky to have so many amazing influencers who care deeply about their fans and broader communities. This is an international epidemic, and it’s going to take international cooperation and acts of courage to overcome it. We will do whatever it takes for as long as it takes, and every gamer from the biggest pro to the average joe is making an impact by consciously deciding to sign the pledge and change their lifestyles until COVID-19 is controlled.
Take the pledge over on the website! In the first few hours, over 10,000 gamers signed up, including the likes of Castro1021, FallenNCS, Sjokz, Nickeh30, Voyboy, JKap415, HungryBox, Goldenboy, Ocelot, G2Pengu, Slasher, SirActionSlacks, Sheever, and too many other gamers to name. We’re excited about every person who comes on and decides this is a movement worth supporting. Social distancing only works if everyone chooses to make a sacrifice for the greater good.

gaming: Gaming Spotlight: Gamers vs COVID-19 Gamers vs COVID-19 is a community of virus-killing, society-supporting, game-loving heroes,...

page: Best 404 page I’ve seen
page: Best 404 page I’ve seen

Best 404 page I’ve seen

page: After seeing the front page today, I believe this is appropriate…
page: After seeing the front page today, I believe this is appropriate…

After seeing the front page today, I believe this is appropriate…

page: pieprincess-andthe-fallenangel: westotanu: jeanjauthor: ao3commentoftheday: You’ve heard of lemons and the Citrus Scale? Well, what about KINKTOMATO? KINKTOMATO is an important concept in fandom. It’s a humourous re-spelling of YKINMKATO - Your Kink Is Not My Kink (And That’s OK). This is the idea that if you don’t like a particular kink or ship etc, that’s fine but you don’t need to attack or shame the people who do. Just leave them alone to enjoy their fics and art in peace and ask that they do the same in return.  KINKTOMATO is the “you do you” of fandom. It’s the “whatever floats your boat” of leaving other people alone. It’s an easy and judgement-free way of hoping that your fellow fans enjoy their content as much as you enjoy yours and understanding that different folks like different strokes.  Having preferences is human. Having squicks is totally normal. Everyone has NOTPs or lines they don’t want to cross. But fandom is a large group of diverse people with varying tastes and interests and backgrounds. Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. Ship and let ship. Don’t like? Don’t read. Your kink is not my kink, and that’s okay.  This, writers. And yes, do bring back “squick” because if it makes you go “ew, ick” then that’s a squick, or a hard “uh no NOT for me” it’s a squick.  (Something that’s genuinely triggering will give you symptoms like hyperventillating, shaking hands, cold sweats, nausea, the feeling like you’re gonna faint, etc, but if it just makes you go “ew, ick” and scrunches your face in distaste, then that’s a squick, my friend.) just to add on - KINKTOMATO is not easy, which goes against the usual ‘it’s not hard to just hit the back button’ narrative but I’m gonna say it. most people think they can do this stuff just fine but usually what they’re considering as ‘things they don’t like’ are things they feel neutral about. ‘I’m not really fond of X but it doesn’t make me want to run for the hills if I see it in a fic’ is not ‘oh wow I really REALLY hate that’. it takes conscious effort to be fair about it. you have to resist the urge to be like ‘this is disgusting and I want to yell at someone for subjecting my poor eyeballs to this’. sometimes you gotta leave and do other things for a few days or even weeks just because you read the tags/summary on something and were like ‘oh god nope no ew ew ew’. nobody really enjoys practicing this type of self-discipline. it is sincerely unpleasant to encounter kinks you are repulsed/squicked by. there have been times when i was lax in reading through the tags or when i assumed a tag represented one kind of take on a thing but no actually it was another, way less appealing one, and it’s not a fun time to get that particular cold glass of water thrown onto your soul. be mature and fair about it anyway. resist the urge to be the fandom equivalent of those white suburban moms who yell at underpaid (or volunteer, in this case) cashiers and demand to speak to the manager. ignore the people who will try and appeal to you by telling you that your aversion is a result of some innate Goodness on your part and that people who make things you don’t like are Evil. And friendly reminder that both tumblr and AO3 have ways to filter out unwanted tags so that you can easily go about your day without seeing content for one of your squicks or notps. In fact, I find it good practice to do an AO3 search for all of my favourite ships, filtering out all tags and ships I don’t like, and then saving that page as a bookmark/favourite to make my future fic-browsing easier. That way, I never accidentally come across something that makes me squick. And whenever I come across another ship or tag that I hate, I add that into my ‘excluded tags’ list and resave it. It’s really simple and saves me a lot of pain and effort!
page: pieprincess-andthe-fallenangel:

westotanu:

jeanjauthor:

ao3commentoftheday:

You’ve heard of lemons and the Citrus Scale? Well, what about KINKTOMATO?
KINKTOMATO is an important concept in fandom. It’s a humourous re-spelling of YKINMKATO - Your Kink Is Not My Kink (And That’s OK). This is the idea that if you don’t like a particular kink or ship etc, that’s fine but you don’t need to attack or shame the people who do. Just leave them alone to enjoy their fics and art in peace and ask that they do the same in return. 
KINKTOMATO is the “you do you” of fandom. It’s the “whatever floats your boat” of leaving other people alone. It’s an easy and judgement-free way of hoping that your fellow fans enjoy their content as much as you enjoy yours and understanding that different folks like different strokes. 
Having preferences is human. Having squicks is totally normal. Everyone has NOTPs or lines they don’t want to cross. But fandom is a large group of diverse people with varying tastes and interests and backgrounds. Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. Ship and let ship. Don’t like? Don’t read. Your kink is not my kink, and that’s okay. 

This, writers.
And yes, do bring back “squick” because if it makes you go “ew, ick” then that’s a squick, or a hard “uh no NOT for me” it’s a squick.  (Something that’s genuinely triggering will give you symptoms like hyperventillating, shaking hands, cold sweats, nausea, the feeling like you’re gonna faint, etc, but if it just makes you go “ew, ick” and scrunches your face in distaste, then that’s a squick, my friend.)

just to add on - KINKTOMATO is not easy, which goes against the usual ‘it’s not hard to just hit the back button’ narrative but I’m gonna say it. most people think they can do this stuff just fine but usually what 
they’re considering as ‘things they don’t like’ are things they feel neutral about. ‘I’m not really 
fond of X but it doesn’t make me want to run for the hills if I 
see it in a fic’ is not ‘oh wow I really REALLY hate that’. it takes conscious effort to be fair about it. you have to resist the urge to be like ‘this is disgusting and I want to yell at someone for subjecting my poor eyeballs to this’. sometimes you gotta leave and do other things for a few days or even weeks just because you read the tags/summary on something and were like ‘oh god nope no ew ew ew’. 
nobody really enjoys practicing this type of self-discipline. it is sincerely unpleasant to encounter kinks you are repulsed/squicked by. there have been times when i was lax in reading through the tags or when i assumed a tag represented one kind of take on a thing but no actually it was another, way less appealing one, and it’s not a fun time to get that particular cold glass of water thrown onto your soul. 
be mature and fair about it anyway. resist the urge to be the fandom equivalent of those white suburban moms who yell at underpaid (or volunteer, in this case) cashiers and demand to speak to the manager. ignore the people who will try and appeal to you by telling you that your aversion is a result of some innate Goodness on your part and that people who make things you don’t like are Evil.



And friendly reminder that both tumblr and AO3 have ways to filter out unwanted tags so that you can easily go about your day without seeing content for one of your squicks or notps. In fact, I find it good practice to do an AO3 search for all of my favourite ships, filtering out all tags and ships I don’t like, and then saving that page as a bookmark/favourite to make my future fic-browsing easier. That way, I never accidentally come across something that makes me squick. And whenever I come across another ship or tag that I hate, I add that into my ‘excluded tags’ list and resave it.
It’s really simple and saves me a lot of pain and effort!

pieprincess-andthe-fallenangel: westotanu: jeanjauthor: ao3commentoftheday: You’ve heard of lemons and the Citrus Scale? Well, what a...

page: This got Front Page yesterday. Someone suggested I give this to the meme brokers for investing. via /r/MemeEconomy https://ift.tt/3czk7zA
page: This got Front Page yesterday. Someone suggested I give this to the meme brokers for investing. via /r/MemeEconomy https://ift.tt/3czk7zA

This got Front Page yesterday. Someone suggested I give this to the meme brokers for investing. via /r/MemeEconomy https://ift.tt/3czk7zA

page: straightfacedstrangeness: THEY PUT RYOGA ON THE “YOU’RE READING THE WRONG WAY” PAGE!! I’M C R Y I N G
page: straightfacedstrangeness:

THEY PUT RYOGA ON THE “YOU’RE READING THE WRONG WAY” PAGE!!  I’M C R Y I N G

straightfacedstrangeness: THEY PUT RYOGA ON THE “YOU’RE READING THE WRONG WAY” PAGE!! I’M C R Y I N G

page: When a repost hits the front page
page: When a repost hits the front page

When a repost hits the front page

page: [oc] I started drawing every day this year to improve my sanity and my doodles were just featured on the front page of Bored Panda :)
page: [oc] I started drawing every day this year to improve my sanity and my doodles were just featured on the front page of Bored Panda :)

[oc] I started drawing every day this year to improve my sanity and my doodles were just featured on the front page of Bored Panda :)

page: cyberpunkpyro: Well since the Irish Simpsons Fan page immediately took it down, I’m posting it here instead… bunch of dryshites.
page: cyberpunkpyro:

Well since the Irish Simpsons Fan page immediately took it down, I’m posting it here instead… bunch of dryshites.

cyberpunkpyro: Well since the Irish Simpsons Fan page immediately took it down, I’m posting it here instead… bunch of dryshites.