reblog if u hate capitalism but u still want to make money because you need money to survive capitalism lmao i’m sad
On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.
“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march.
“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.
“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”
I feel like I reblog this kind of stuff every single day… Same story, different names. And police always use the same fucking excuses because they’re trained in how to loophole the law.
girl with butter knife in public vs. trained police officer
There is a lot to consider. Think about:
- Where do they come from? What is their origin story? Are they a magical species, or a nonmagical creation? Were they brought to life in a lab? Did they evolve from something we might recognize?
- What is their folklore? If they have been around for a long time, your monsters may be an entrenched part of your world’s folklore and mythology. What are the stories mothers tell their children about these monsters? Are there legends surrounding them?
- Where do they live? If your monster was going to be featured in a zoo, what would they need to be happy? What is their habitat like?
- How intelligent are they? How do they communicate? Do they have a language of their own? Do they have a form of government, or do they work on a pack/hivemind mentality? Do they use a spoken language/vocal cues, body language/visual cues, scent marking/smell cues, etc.?
- What do they eat? How do they get it? Are they hunters, gatherers, foragers, scavengers, etc.?
- How has the monster species changed and evolved since it was first created/discovered? Are there subspecies within the broader classification of [monster]?
- Can they be domesticated? Why/why not? What do humans use them for? Can they be kept as pets, companions, hunting aids, guards, etc.?
- What do they look like? Feathers? Fur? Skin? Scales? Something else? Are there regional/subspecies/other varieties that vary from the “normal” look?
- How does it behave? Does it act differently around humans than it does around animals or other monsters? Is there a family dynamic? What does courting/mating/etc. look like? For that matter…
- What about babies? Do they reproduce quickly with lots of offspring per birth, or do they reproduce slowly?
- How about predators? Are they low on the food chain, or do they rule the roost? How do they fight off/avoid predators?
- How do they get sick? Are they especially immune or susceptible to certain illnesses? Is there a disease that only these monsters can contract? Can it spread to other species?
Check out these other posts around the Tumblsphere:
- Making lore behind fantasy creatures
- Do you have advice for creating breeds for a fictional creature?
- Worldbuilding: Flora & Fauna
- How to build a bird
- Worldbuilding: Deities and other mythologies
- Giant post of recommended reading about folklore, mythology, and occult
- camp half-blood: every year you're with us, we'll give you a bead with a cool design on it that you can wear on an awesome leather necklace we give you! isnt that fun?
- camp jupiter: every year you're with us, we'll burn a line into the sensitive skin on the inside of your forearm. not only will it be excruciatingly painful, but you'll have that shit on you for the rest of your life. welcome to the twelfth legion motherfucker.
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This Halloween, while celebrating the rise of the dead and Samhain, the end of the harvest season, and a night of free candy and imaginative costumes, give someone a scary book to enjoy. It can be a relative, a friend, a special other, a classmate, fellow worker, bus driver, whoever!
Share the spine tingling sensation that Halloween brings through a good scary book and spread the creeping feeling of horror to the readers on this eventful night…they may find themselves afraid to be alone!
For more information about All Hallow’s Read, watch the masterful author Neil Gaiman briefly introduce the event, or go visit their website http://www.allhallowsread.com/ for more information. There are book recommendations for those who can’t decide which book to give away and fun extras including posters and other fun downloads!
Let’s make All Hallow’s Read a new tradition!
Since everyone is shedding light on Sam Pepper for all of his sexual harassment towards women in his videos, I think we need to visit a topic that has never really been fully brought to everyone’s attention. Which is Shane Dawson.
Aside from his obvious blackface: