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What is 50 shades of grey about? And what's so bad about it?

shelbymontanaharris:

dysonrules:

aconissa:

50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.

It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.

While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.

Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it. 

It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.

REBLOG FOREVER.

And people wonder why I hate that book series! Stop popularizing rape culture seriously.

Got this beauty after I got mad at chaining shinies on my X version.  So I switched over to my Y version and got it! Last night I was also hunting and managed to get 3 shiny Clauncher (I’ll post them later in case anyone want to trade for them).  But I’m super happy at how pretty it is and that its a usable nature and that I got it in my last Dive ball.  So pretty!
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Got this beauty after I got mad at chaining shinies on my X version.  So I switched over to my Y version and got it! Last night I was also hunting and managed to get 3 shiny Clauncher (I’ll post them later in case anyone want to trade for them).  But I’m super happy at how pretty it is and that its a usable nature and that I got it in my last Dive ball.  So pretty!
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Got this beauty after I got mad at chaining shinies on my X version.  So I switched over to my Y version and got it! Last night I was also hunting and managed to get 3 shiny Clauncher (I’ll post them later in case anyone want to trade for them).  But I’m super happy at how pretty it is and that its a usable nature and that I got it in my last Dive ball.  So pretty!
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Got this beauty after I got mad at chaining shinies on my X version.  So I switched over to my Y version and got it! Last night I was also hunting and managed to get 3 shiny Clauncher (I’ll post them later in case anyone want to trade for them).  But I’m super happy at how pretty it is and that its a usable nature and that I got it in my last Dive ball.  So pretty!

the-nidoking:

.:THE-NIDOKING’S SHINY POKEMON GIVEAWAY:.
This is a little overdue. It was supposed to be for a 50 follower celebration, but instead it’ll be for 75 followers! I had a few shiny Pokemon I was willing to part with so I figured I’d let some of my followers have them as a thank you!
ALL POKEMON ARE FROM KALOS (Except Giratina of course)
Shiny Giratina (From the distribution event in Sep-Oct of 2013)Shiny HonedgeShiny MeowsticShiny SneaselShiny PumpkabooShiny Ponyta
:RULES:
Since this is to celebrate 75 followers, you have to be following me to be eligible. New followers are more than welcome!
Reblogs and Likes each count as an entry. And I hate to be one of “those people” but please no giveaway accounts. I will check before giving them away.
You’ll obviously need to have a copy of Pokemon X or Y, as well as a 3DS to be able to receive the prizes.
Winners will be chosen 100% at random
The giveaway ends July 21st
First place gets a first pick of 3 PokemonSecond place wins 2 of the remaining PokemonThird place wins whichever is still available
FOR EVERY 500 NOTES THIS POST GETS, I WILL ADD A NEW SHINY! THIS INCLUDES ANOTHER SHINY GIRATINA!
For any questions about the giveaway, my ask box is open so don’t be shy! The-Nidoking
Good luck!
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the-nidoking:

.:THE-NIDOKING’S SHINY POKEMON GIVEAWAY:.
This is a little overdue. It was supposed to be for a 50 follower celebration, but instead it’ll be for 75 followers! I had a few shiny Pokemon I was willing to part with so I figured I’d let some of my followers have them as a thank you!
ALL POKEMON ARE FROM KALOS (Except Giratina of course)
Shiny Giratina (From the distribution event in Sep-Oct of 2013)Shiny HonedgeShiny MeowsticShiny SneaselShiny PumpkabooShiny Ponyta
:RULES:
Since this is to celebrate 75 followers, you have to be following me to be eligible. New followers are more than welcome!
Reblogs and Likes each count as an entry. And I hate to be one of “those people” but please no giveaway accounts. I will check before giving them away.
You’ll obviously need to have a copy of Pokemon X or Y, as well as a 3DS to be able to receive the prizes.
Winners will be chosen 100% at random
The giveaway ends July 21st
First place gets a first pick of 3 PokemonSecond place wins 2 of the remaining PokemonThird place wins whichever is still available
FOR EVERY 500 NOTES THIS POST GETS, I WILL ADD A NEW SHINY! THIS INCLUDES ANOTHER SHINY GIRATINA!
For any questions about the giveaway, my ask box is open so don’t be shy! The-Nidoking
Good luck!
Zoom Info
the-nidoking:

.:THE-NIDOKING’S SHINY POKEMON GIVEAWAY:.
This is a little overdue. It was supposed to be for a 50 follower celebration, but instead it’ll be for 75 followers! I had a few shiny Pokemon I was willing to part with so I figured I’d let some of my followers have them as a thank you!
ALL POKEMON ARE FROM KALOS (Except Giratina of course)
Shiny Giratina (From the distribution event in Sep-Oct of 2013)Shiny HonedgeShiny MeowsticShiny SneaselShiny PumpkabooShiny Ponyta
:RULES:
Since this is to celebrate 75 followers, you have to be following me to be eligible. New followers are more than welcome!
Reblogs and Likes each count as an entry. And I hate to be one of “those people” but please no giveaway accounts. I will check before giving them away.
You’ll obviously need to have a copy of Pokemon X or Y, as well as a 3DS to be able to receive the prizes.
Winners will be chosen 100% at random
The giveaway ends July 21st
First place gets a first pick of 3 PokemonSecond place wins 2 of the remaining PokemonThird place wins whichever is still available
FOR EVERY 500 NOTES THIS POST GETS, I WILL ADD A NEW SHINY! THIS INCLUDES ANOTHER SHINY GIRATINA!
For any questions about the giveaway, my ask box is open so don’t be shy! The-Nidoking
Good luck!
Zoom Info
the-nidoking:

.:THE-NIDOKING’S SHINY POKEMON GIVEAWAY:.
This is a little overdue. It was supposed to be for a 50 follower celebration, but instead it’ll be for 75 followers! I had a few shiny Pokemon I was willing to part with so I figured I’d let some of my followers have them as a thank you!
ALL POKEMON ARE FROM KALOS (Except Giratina of course)
Shiny Giratina (From the distribution event in Sep-Oct of 2013)Shiny HonedgeShiny MeowsticShiny SneaselShiny PumpkabooShiny Ponyta
:RULES:
Since this is to celebrate 75 followers, you have to be following me to be eligible. New followers are more than welcome!
Reblogs and Likes each count as an entry. And I hate to be one of “those people” but please no giveaway accounts. I will check before giving them away.
You’ll obviously need to have a copy of Pokemon X or Y, as well as a 3DS to be able to receive the prizes.
Winners will be chosen 100% at random
The giveaway ends July 21st
First place gets a first pick of 3 PokemonSecond place wins 2 of the remaining PokemonThird place wins whichever is still available
FOR EVERY 500 NOTES THIS POST GETS, I WILL ADD A NEW SHINY! THIS INCLUDES ANOTHER SHINY GIRATINA!
For any questions about the giveaway, my ask box is open so don’t be shy! The-Nidoking
Good luck!
Zoom Info
the-nidoking:

.:THE-NIDOKING’S SHINY POKEMON GIVEAWAY:.
This is a little overdue. It was supposed to be for a 50 follower celebration, but instead it’ll be for 75 followers! I had a few shiny Pokemon I was willing to part with so I figured I’d let some of my followers have them as a thank you!
ALL POKEMON ARE FROM KALOS (Except Giratina of course)
Shiny Giratina (From the distribution event in Sep-Oct of 2013)Shiny HonedgeShiny MeowsticShiny SneaselShiny PumpkabooShiny Ponyta
:RULES:
Since this is to celebrate 75 followers, you have to be following me to be eligible. New followers are more than welcome!
Reblogs and Likes each count as an entry. And I hate to be one of “those people” but please no giveaway accounts. I will check before giving them away.
You’ll obviously need to have a copy of Pokemon X or Y, as well as a 3DS to be able to receive the prizes.
Winners will be chosen 100% at random
The giveaway ends July 21st
First place gets a first pick of 3 PokemonSecond place wins 2 of the remaining PokemonThird place wins whichever is still available
FOR EVERY 500 NOTES THIS POST GETS, I WILL ADD A NEW SHINY! THIS INCLUDES ANOTHER SHINY GIRATINA!
For any questions about the giveaway, my ask box is open so don’t be shy! The-Nidoking
Good luck!
Zoom Info
the-nidoking:

.:THE-NIDOKING’S SHINY POKEMON GIVEAWAY:.
This is a little overdue. It was supposed to be for a 50 follower celebration, but instead it’ll be for 75 followers! I had a few shiny Pokemon I was willing to part with so I figured I’d let some of my followers have them as a thank you!
ALL POKEMON ARE FROM KALOS (Except Giratina of course)
Shiny Giratina (From the distribution event in Sep-Oct of 2013)Shiny HonedgeShiny MeowsticShiny SneaselShiny PumpkabooShiny Ponyta
:RULES:
Since this is to celebrate 75 followers, you have to be following me to be eligible. New followers are more than welcome!
Reblogs and Likes each count as an entry. And I hate to be one of “those people” but please no giveaway accounts. I will check before giving them away.
You’ll obviously need to have a copy of Pokemon X or Y, as well as a 3DS to be able to receive the prizes.
Winners will be chosen 100% at random
The giveaway ends July 21st
First place gets a first pick of 3 PokemonSecond place wins 2 of the remaining PokemonThird place wins whichever is still available
FOR EVERY 500 NOTES THIS POST GETS, I WILL ADD A NEW SHINY! THIS INCLUDES ANOTHER SHINY GIRATINA!
For any questions about the giveaway, my ask box is open so don’t be shy! The-Nidoking
Good luck!
Zoom Info
the-nidoking:

.:THE-NIDOKING’S SHINY POKEMON GIVEAWAY:.
This is a little overdue. It was supposed to be for a 50 follower celebration, but instead it’ll be for 75 followers! I had a few shiny Pokemon I was willing to part with so I figured I’d let some of my followers have them as a thank you!
ALL POKEMON ARE FROM KALOS (Except Giratina of course)
Shiny Giratina (From the distribution event in Sep-Oct of 2013)Shiny HonedgeShiny MeowsticShiny SneaselShiny PumpkabooShiny Ponyta
:RULES:
Since this is to celebrate 75 followers, you have to be following me to be eligible. New followers are more than welcome!
Reblogs and Likes each count as an entry. And I hate to be one of “those people” but please no giveaway accounts. I will check before giving them away.
You’ll obviously need to have a copy of Pokemon X or Y, as well as a 3DS to be able to receive the prizes.
Winners will be chosen 100% at random
The giveaway ends July 21st
First place gets a first pick of 3 PokemonSecond place wins 2 of the remaining PokemonThird place wins whichever is still available
FOR EVERY 500 NOTES THIS POST GETS, I WILL ADD A NEW SHINY! THIS INCLUDES ANOTHER SHINY GIRATINA!
For any questions about the giveaway, my ask box is open so don’t be shy! The-Nidoking
Good luck!
Zoom Info

the-nidoking:

.:THE-NIDOKING’S SHINY POKEMON GIVEAWAY:.

This is a little overdue. It was supposed to be for a 50 follower celebration, but instead it’ll be for 75 followers! I had a few shiny Pokemon I was willing to part with so I figured I’d let some of my followers have them as a thank you!

ALL POKEMON ARE FROM KALOS (Except Giratina of course)

Shiny Giratina (From the distribution event in Sep-Oct of 2013)
Shiny Honedge
Shiny Meowstic
Shiny Sneasel
Shiny Pumpkaboo
Shiny Ponyta

:RULES:

  • Since this is to celebrate 75 followers, you have to be following me to be eligible. New followers are more than welcome!
  • Reblogs and Likes each count as an entry. And I hate to be one of “those people” but please no giveaway accounts. I will check before giving them away.
  • You’ll obviously need to have a copy of Pokemon X or Y, as well as a 3DS to be able to receive the prizes.
  • Winners will be chosen 100% at random
  • The giveaway ends July 21st

First place gets a first pick of 3 Pokemon
Second place wins 2 of the remaining Pokemon
Third place wins whichever is still available

FOR EVERY 500 NOTES THIS POST GETS, I WILL ADD A NEW SHINY! THIS INCLUDES ANOTHER SHINY GIRATINA!

For any questions about the giveaway, my ask box is open so don’t be shy! The-Nidoking

Good luck!

haveyousmiledlately:

Hey there! Haven’t posted in a while so I thought I should post some information/statistics for you guys, provided by To Write Love On Here Arms. Reblog please!

I get criticized because of my depression, coping skills, and my scars.  If I had this info at my disposal I would share it more often.  I’m getting the right treatment now but every now and again I cycle back through a phase of depression and self-harm, I hide the self harm from others because I have met very few people in my life that understand that what it does to help me.  I don’t cut anymore (the giant scar of my left arm took care of any future desires to do that) but I do scratch.  I scratch until the area is a bit bloody or until I calm down.  More often that not I calm down and my hands or arms are only a little red.

My whole point of sharing this is to let everyone else know that you can treat these things but people will still have the symptoms and days where they just aren’t feeling well.  It’s alright to go through those bad days, just don’t stay down for so long that you forget what it’s like on the up days.  Life isn’t like a box of chocolates, it’s a roller-coaster with ups, downs, twists, and turns; you just have to hold on.

vambrace:

VAMBRACE’S SUPER SQUID SQUAD SQUIVEAWAY!!

You may have seen these delightful squid pillows before and thought, “I sure would like one of those, but I have no money!” Well I have good news for you! You can win a FREE or DISCOUNTED squid! How you ask? Let me give you some details!

WHAT:

There are three prize packages available!

GRAND PRIZE: One person will win the one-and-only Hodge Q. Podge (picture 1), made from the quilt I fashioned out of leftovers from commissions. You will also receive a lifetime of joy from his cuddles, and my eternal friendship.

If you are chosen as the grand prize winner, you may opt to choose second or third prize instead, and another grand prize winner will be chosen.

SECOND PLACE: One person will win a FREE squid commission of his or her design. You tell me what to make and I’ll make it at no (or at least little) expense to you! It can be any size, any color, anything at all. Doesn’t that sound swell?

If you are chosen as the second prize winner, you may opt to choose third prize instead, and another second prize winner will be chosen.

THIRD PLACE: One person will win 50% OFF the purchase price of ONE squid commission. For a large squid, that’s a savings of $35, and for a small, that’s a savings of $20! PLUS your shipping is paid up to $20! Whoa!

All prizes include $20 worth of free shipping. That is, shipping will be free for US winners, and should an international contestant be chosen, you will receive a $20 discount on shipping. While I’d like to offer shipping worldwide on this giveaway, it’s drastically expensive to mail a giant squid body pillow overseas. But you’re still getting a great deal! For international rates, check here: (click)

HOW:

1: You must be following vambrace.

2: You must reblog the original squid post at least once. You may reblog it as many times as you wish, but that will not affect your chances of winning.

3: You must reblog this giveaway post, and you may like it if you so desire. There is no limit to the times you can reblog it, but please be considerate of your followers. Don’t spam them with giveaway stuff! Each like and reblog will count as one entry in the giveaway. You can set up a queue, make a schedule, reblog in waves, whatever. As far as “giveaway blogs,” I don’t really care. As long as your conscience is clear, I don’t have a problem with who wins.

WHEN:

The giveaway will start July 8, 2014 and will end on August 7, 2014 at midnight (Central Standard Time). Reblogs and likes from 7/8/2014 to 8/7/2014 will act as names in a hat, and three names will be drawn on August 8 before midnight.

Winners will be notified by ask box, so make sure your ask box is open. If the winner chosen does not wish to take the prize package they are drawn for, they may decline, and another name will be drawn.

The winning message will include a promo code, which will be exclusive to you. To accept your prize, you must send the promo code to tentacle.club@gmail.com within 24 hours, along with your shipping information. Once you have accepted your prize, it acts as a ticket which you may use at any time to redeem your prize package. If you win third prize or are outside the US, you may send the remainder of the money via PayPal to redeem your prize.

Winners will not be publicly announced, but I will announce that all the names have been drawn and that giveaway is over. 

That should cover it! If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, you may contact me via tumblr ask box or at tentacle.club@gmail.com.

Best of luck to all of you, and Go Go Squid Squad!!

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