When you think someone’s talking to you, but they were really talking to someone in the future you’ve never heard of the entire time:
YOU WANNA TALK OLD-SCHOOL WEAPONS? WE GOT THAT SHIT COVERED. DATING BACK TO ANCIENT TIMES (MAY 2009) THE RAZORBACK IS A WEAPON THAT HAS BEEN BASHED OVER AND OVER BY ROUGHLY 200% OF EVERYBODY THAT’S EVERY PLAYED OR HEARD OF TEAM FORTRESS 2. IT’S AN ITEM THAT, WHEN USED AS INTENDED, IS IN FACT COMPLETELY WORTHLESS. HOWEVER, TODAY Y’ALL ARE GOING TO LEARN A FEW QUICK AND EASY STEPS FOR TURNING THE RAZORBACK INTO AN INCREDIBLY EFFECTIVE ANTI-SPY GROUP PROTECTION DEVICE.
THE RAZORBACK’S FUNCTION IS FAIRLY SIMPLE: IT BLOCKS A SINGLE BACKSTAB ATTEMPT AND PREVENTS THE SPY FROM ATTACKING AFTERWARD FOR A SHORT WHILE. UNFORTUNATELY, ONCE IT’S BEEN USED, YOU HAVE TO HEAD BACK TO A RESUPPLY STATION TO GET ANOTHER. NOW, OVERALL THIS SOUNDS LIKE IT’S TERRIBLE ON PAPER AND WORSE IN PRACTICE. I IMAGINE THE IDEA WAS TO GIVE CAMPING SNIPERS A CHANCE TO COUNTER SPIES, AND IT UTTERLY FAILS AT THAT. BUT IF YOU PAIR IT WITH THE HUNTSMAN AND STAND AT THAT REAR OF A GROUP OF TEAMMATES, YOU CAN EFFECTIVELY PROTECT EVERYONE IN FRONT OF YOU FROM SPIES.
YOU’RE USING THE HUNTSMAN BECAUSE IT CHARGES QUICKLY AND YOU DON’T NEED TO SCOPE TO GET A HEADSHOT WITH IT, MAKING IT IDEAL FOR TAKING OUT SPIES. SEE, IF A SPY TRIES TO STAB YOU, YOU’LL HEAR IT AND YOU CAN WHIP AROUND AND ALMOST INSTANTLY DROP THAT FUCKER WITH AN ARROW TO THE HEAD. IF YOU SEE A “TEAMMATE” RUN PAST YOU OR TOWARD YOUR GROUP OF ALLIES, SAME IDEA. PUT AN ARROW IN THAT FUCKER AND IF HE’S A SPY HE’LL DROP LIKE A SACK OF POTATOES BEING TAKEN FROM A STARVING IRISH FAMILY AND TOSSED INTO THE HARBOR.
SINCE HE CAN’T STAB YOU, YOU CAN’T BE THE FIRST LINK OF HIS CHAINSTAB. IF HE TRIES TO STAB YOU, HE’LL BE UNABLE TO ATTACK, LEAVING HIM VULNERABLE TO MURDER. IF HE SHOOTS YOU, YOUR TEAMMATES WILL HEAR AND KILL HIM. IF HE TRIES TO GO PAST YOU, YOU’LL SPYCHECK AND HE’LL DIE. THUS, YOU AND YOUR SQUAD ARE EFFECTIVELY PROTECTED FROM CHAINSTABS. AND THAT, MY FINE FRIENDS, IS WHY EVEN A WEAPON AS SHITTY AS THE RAZORBACK CAN HAVE A PLACE IN ONE OF YOUR LOADOUTS.
James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot:Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.
It’s strange how all of the Outsider’s chosen have names beginning with ‘D’.
Makes you think.
i don’t care if you think it’s “improper first date attire” this suit of armor is enchanted and i’m wearing it
Q: [Your] way to have revenge on a boyfriend who cheated?
A: I should just live happily.
wheres the queen mosquito?? if i beat her ass all the other ones die right?? how many health bars does she have?
"Well, when I was nine years old, Star Trek came on, I looked at it and I went screaming through the house, 'Come here, mum, everybody, come quick, come quick, there's a black lady on television and she ain't no maid!' I knew right then and there I could be anything I wanted to be.”
— Whoopi Goldberg
A most excellent lesson in self-defense à la Agent Gracie Hart.
Friendly reminder that Miss Congeniality featured a practical self-defense lesson in the middle of a Hollywood movie while also dealing with with issues of sexual assault and victim blaming, dismantling the myth that all feminists need to look and act a certain way, featuring women of color in the pageant without it being any kind of issue, and bringing in an awesome female villain because women can be any kind of character thank you very much.
Rock on, Gracie Lou.
Elements of Sex Trafficking
Act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons;
Means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;
Purpose: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or slavery.
- From the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, ratified by 154 countries. (x)
[Highlighted elements of sex trafficking in the porn industry connect with the examples Lubben gives in this specific gifset, other elements do occur in the porn industry as well].
"The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:
A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or
B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” - (x)
… [P]ersons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion. The sex industry has rapidly expanded over the past several decades. It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services. The low status of women in many parts of the world has contributed to a burgeoning of the trafficking industry. -
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA). TVPA combats trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude. It has been reauthorized three times since its initial passage: (x)
THAT IS RAPE
We need to be talking about this and we need to be making sex work safe. No one should be made to feel like this treatment is okay.