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VarietyShow

Pleased to meet you. You can call me Variety. This tumblr is a miscellaneous jumble of things, including lots of art and fandom ramblings. For more about me and what you can expect me to post, see this post
I also have a fanfic tag and a TF2 side-blog.
And, of course, feel free to ask me anything.
AIM: ladygyr (All lowercase.) Steam: VarietyShow
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I love video games and cultural criticism.

Currently full of spoilers for Fire Emblem: Awakening. The tag for it is "Roan and the Emblem Enigmas".

Posts tagged petition:

darthellie:

Russia is trying to make it illegal for “any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in public about being gay, lesbian, bi or transgender - labelling it “homosexual propaganda”.”

(via saffronsugar)

fille-lioncelle:

shaddicted:

ceilingtheo:

Most of the anti-ACTA petitions I’ve seen so far I’ve been a little dubious of, but I’ve just found out Access Now are running one. Access Now campaign on internet freedom issues all over the world, and they’re one of the three main organisations where I do most of my slacktivism, so I’m pleased to know they’re doing something about ACTA. If you care about internet freedom and you aren’t already familiar with Access Now, you should definitely consider following their work.
Anyway: ANTI-ACTA PETITION. GO SIGN.

This is even worse than SOPA. Also it’s in Europe. PLEASE SIGN AND SPREAD THE WORD. SOPA is dead. We can do this with ACTA too.
More info: http://gamzeemakara.tumblr.com/post/16168274010/more-people-need-to-know-about-acta-so-here-we

YOU CAN SIGN THIS FROM ANY COUNTRY - NOT JUST INSIDE THE EU - SO GET TO IT!

fille-lioncelle:

shaddicted:

ceilingtheo:

Most of the anti-ACTA petitions I’ve seen so far I’ve been a little dubious of, but I’ve just found out Access Now are running one. Access Now campaign on internet freedom issues all over the world, and they’re one of the three main organisations where I do most of my slacktivism, so I’m pleased to know they’re doing something about ACTA. If you care about internet freedom and you aren’t already familiar with Access Now, you should definitely consider following their work.

Anyway: ANTI-ACTA PETITION. GO SIGN.

This is even worse than SOPA. Also it’s in Europe. PLEASE SIGN AND SPREAD THE WORD. SOPA is dead. We can do this with ACTA too.

More info: http://gamzeemakara.tumblr.com/post/16168274010/more-people-need-to-know-about-acta-so-here-we

YOU CAN SIGN THIS FROM ANY COUNTRY - NOT JUST INSIDE THE EU - SO GET TO IT!

(Source: raccootles, via saffronsugar)

looneylolita:


Nigeria is already an incredibly dangerous place to be lesbian, gay, bi or trans. This piece of legislation will only further push the Nigerian LGBT community deep underground.
Nigeria’s president recently posted on his Facebook page: “When I assumed the mantle of leadership of Nigeria … one of my personal decisions was to prioritize education (being a teacher myself) and the welfare of the Nigerian people (health, the economy and energy security).”  
That’s an irony in itself, for this terrible, bigoted bill threatens to set Nigeria back - especially in regards to health and HIV/AIDS. By further criminalizing homosexuality, Nigeria’s effort to control its HIV/AIDS pandemic - one of the most dire in the world - is under serious threat.
Our friend Ife and dozens of other Nigerian activists will deliver this letter directly to the Nigerian government next week - at a major UN meeting in New York City. Ife and his friends ARE NOT ILLEGAL. 

Our friends in Nigeria need our help by Monday to fight a anti-gay law. Add your voice now:
www.allout.org/nigeria / PLEASE SIGN AND REBLOG!

looneylolita:


Nigeria is already an incredibly dangerous place to be lesbian, gay, bi or trans. This piece of legislation will only further push the Nigerian LGBT community deep underground.

Nigeria’s president recently posted on his Facebook page: “When I assumed the mantle of leadership of Nigeria … one of my personal decisions was to prioritize education (being a teacher myself) and the welfare of the Nigerian people (health, the economy and energy security).”  

That’s an irony in itself, for this terrible, bigoted bill threatens to set Nigeria back - especially in regards to health and HIV/AIDS. By further criminalizing homosexuality, Nigeria’s effort to control its HIV/AIDS pandemic - one of the most dire in the world - is under serious threat.

Our friend Ife and dozens of other Nigerian activists will deliver this letter directly to the Nigerian government next week - at a major UN meeting in New York City. Ife and his friends ARE NOT ILLEGAL. 

Our friends in Nigeria need our help by Monday to fight a anti-gay law. Add your voice now:

www.allout.org/nigeria / PLEASE SIGN AND REBLOG!

(via saffronsugar)

Petition: An apology for and the deletion of the “No Light, No Light” video

roachpatrol:

belldam:

Sign here

As a fan of Florence + The Machine, I think this is really important. I only watched the video after seeing arguments about it here on tumblr and was honestly not prepared for the levels of racism I found in the video. 

In the video, Florence is being chased by a white man in blackface, a symbol of darkness and evil. At several points, he is shown piercing a voodoo doll, in a flawed and corrupted vision of the voodoo religion. At the end of the video, Florence is saved when she tumbles off of a building and falls into a cathedral, at the feet of a group of young, white boys dressed as priests. 

There really is no question that this is blackface. And even if it weren’t, it still plays into tropes casting black men as evil, and white, Christian men as the saviors of white, Christian women. The video is appalling and inexcusable, please sign the petition to let the band and producers know that we will not tolerate this. 

This has been one of my favorite songs for weeks for the utterly gorgeous passion and beauty of it— and the music video made me sick. It’s not clever and it’s sure as hell not harmless, and any resonance the demonic blackface and the little doll manages to strike up from the audience arises explicitly from misuse of foul and ancient colonialist tropes. It’s not just racist, it’s lazy and racist, which makes it doubly inexcusable for a piece of art. 

I’m not one of those people that think you get to opt out of being a decent human being because you’re An Artist. If anything, your ability to communicate in larger ways, to a larger audience, only increases your responsibility to being mindful of what comes out of your mouth, and your hands, and your heart. If balancing your drive to create with your obligation not to be a complete asshole is actually tough for you, then maybe you should do a little actual soul-searching, instead of singing about God and looking anguished on top of tall buildings while reinforcing, again, the hoary old bit of collective lunacy that black dudes are scary demons out to hurt normal white people. 

This song is beautiful and I love it. This video is crap both ethically and aesthetically.

Sign the petition. 

Political leaders in St. Petersburg are about to vote on law that will make it illegal for any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in public about being gay, lesbian or transgender. The ruling party led by President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin could make millions of people invisible with the stroke of a pen.

Human rights defenders around the country are doing everything they can to stop it. They are risking their freedom to organize flashmobs and protests, but they are afraid that it won’t be enough.

Right now, the world needs to speak up and tell Russian authorities to drop the bill. Join this call to leaders around the world to reach out to their counterparts in the Russian government - and ask them to reject this discriminatory and anti-democratic law.

(Source: podling, via lgbtlaughs)

absenteelee:

maid-en-china:

guavi:

My father, Dr. Zhicheng Hu, is an award-winning Chinese-American engineer whose work focuses on automobile emission control; he is listed as an inventor of 48 US, European and World patents. In November 2008, the Tianjin Police detained him while he was on a business trip to China after a competitor in Dagang-District, Tianjin, China accused him of “stealing technology.” In April 2010, Tianjin City Prosecutor’s office and Tianjin Court jointly withdrew the case against him and my father was freed without charge after 17 months of detention. Despite this, Tianjin City Police has continued the border control that prevents him from coming home to the United States. My father has been separated from our family for almost three years due to this incident; he recently underwent major surgery to fix an injury that occurred to him during his detention.

“I was sixteen when we first learned of my father’s detainment. My world has changed a lot since then. My younger brother has been forced to grow up without a father for the past three years. My mother spent all of her energy trying to bring my father home and the stress has had a devastating effect on her health. We have tried many options, to no avail. Please, sign the petition and help us convince the Tianjin city government to lift the border control and let my Dad come home! Thank you!”

My very close friend is going through so much pain and all she wants is to be reunited with her father again. Please help Dr. Hu return home by signing the petition at Change.org and by spreading the news.

Thank you!

http://yuumei.deviantart.com/art/Father-264884676 If you don’t understand how bad this is, read this comic. Thank you.

(via funismajin)

saffronsugar:

albinwonderland:

min-that:

If you can, please sign this petition so that Cartoon Network can see the support behind the recent Adventure Time episode!! It would mean a lot if you signed and/or reblogged! Thank you so much.

Let’s do this. 

GO GO GO

(Source: predicamint)

saffronsugar:

albinwonderland:

elliottmarshal:

800 signatures strong so far! But our goal is 5000 so we’ve got a ways to go yet! 

This coming September DC Comics will cut their number of women on creative teams from 16 to 2. Dan DiDio doesn’t know who he should have hired, so sign this and help him out!

Sign and reblog guys! Together we have a huge influence!

Female comic artists please sign! We need to show these guys who’s boss!

1% is a ridiculous figure. I mean, look at that list of talented comic artists, eh? The ones I can recognise are all frikin’ amazing.

(Source: giventhereboot)

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