hello, name's ashley. 21/F/♍/INFJ

this is mainly a fandom blog (homestuck, pmmm, adventure time, sailor moon, final fantasy, game of thrones, pokemon, rooster teeth, and a few others), but i tend to reblog a lot of fashion, music from bands i like, feminist activism, and pretty aesthetics. i'll also write about my chronic pain from time to time but likely nothing too serious. feel free to drop me a line or ask for skype. (◡‿◡✿)

-knight of hope, derse dreamer-

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thevoxbox:

theconcealedweapon:

Abled people complain about disabled people needing accommodations, because “in the real world there are no accommodations”.

But abled people receive accommodations all the time. Cars are an accommodation for those who can’t run a steady speed of 60 mph. Stairs are an accommodation for those who can’t jump from one story to the next. Phones are an accommodation for those who can’t communicate telepathically. Calculators are an accommodation for those who can’t do large math problems in their head. Lights are an accommodation for those who can’t see in the dark. Stoves are an accommodation for those who can’t heat things with their eyes. Clocks are an accommodation for those who can’t tell what time it is just by the position of the sun. Jackets are an accommodation for those who are susceptible to frostbite when it’s cold. 

Abled people receive accommodations all the time, but since it’s considered socially acceptable to need those accommodations, they’re not considered accommodations. But imagine if you lived in a world where you needed those accommodations but most people didn’t. That’s what it feels like to be disabled.

This is an incredibly important post. As one of my favourite professors said, “Technology is not innocent." As in, all technology had to be designed by a human being. And chances are, if that human being had any biases or assumptions that could be translated into the technology they created, they probably wound up in there. Practically everything is designed specifically for abled people. Think about cars, for example. Could you drive a car one-handed? Well, yeah, very likely, but since most people have two hands, they designed the cars to use both hands. Two hands to grip the steering wheel, buttons and levers on both sides of said wheel, etc. There is nothing that says cars are better when you design them for one specific degree of physical wellness, but yet that is exactly how they’re designed.  This extends to virtually everything human-made you see. I do mean everything.

So for the love of heaven, please don’t whine and complain when you see disabled people of any variety getting “special accommodations.” All technological design is purposeful. Every piece of technology you see was designed to accommodate someone. If you’re lucky enough to be accommodated by something’s most common design, don’t be an ass to people who would be better served by an alternate version.

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missespeon:

how is laverne cox behind katy perry like i know beliebers are wild but who is that passionate about katy perry

itsvondell:

laurakvstheworld:

yepperoni:

i think about the 3d printed spider robot dancing to salsa a lot and im not sure if it’s because of the music or if it’s because of the hypnotizing dance moves
most likely both 

this is the best thing ive ever seen in my whole life

indigodreams:

thebeldam:
Kayo Yamaguchi

indigodreams:

thebeldam:

Kayo Yamaguchi

conchitawurst:

neptunain:

we need better sex ed because I know a girl who thought that the female orgasm always involved squirting so she fakes by peeing on guys and this needs to stop

Let her continue

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vwcampervan-aldridge:

Purple Lobelia, Aldridge, England
All Original Photography by http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com

vwcampervan-aldridge:

Purple Lobelia, Aldridge, England

All Original Photography by http://vwcampervan-aldridge.tumblr.com

gaulllimaufry:

feeling kin d a tired lately. , , 

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agameofclothes:

What the Black Pearl, Bellegere Otherys would wear

agameofclothes:

What the Black Pearl, Bellegere Otherys would wear

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maidsofbondstreet:

Kinga Rajzak at Emanuel Ungaro, fall 2009

maidsofbondstreet:

Kinga Rajzak at Emanuel Ungaro, fall 2009

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I wished there would never be a next time. No more people being killed by Sin. No more sendings for Yuna. Everyone stood there watching her. It was strange, and somehow…horrifying. I never wanted to see it again.

I wished there would never be a next time. No more people being killed by Sin. No more sendings for Yuna. Everyone stood there watching her. It was strange, and somehow…horrifying. I never wanted to see it again.