You are my Lighthouse

and I'm Unpredictable.
DelicateDame

Hey guys :3 My name's Raisa (Ri-ee-za), and I hope you like this blog! I am a die-hard stumbler (stumbleupon, don't knock it till you've tried it) and post things I find interesting or funny. Occasionally you'll get a rant or two, and maybe some funny photos of my friends, but most of the time I'm just chilling and scrolling through my dash.

Panic! At the Disco is also something you'll find on my blog...mainly in my "liked" posts though. So, sorry if you don't like them, but that's something that will not change xD

That being said, feel free to ask me anything, I'm a nice person...I think. :3
Enjoy! <3
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
what about Gaza and Ferguson John? do they not deserve your respect? you're such a hypocrite, i's disgusting
delicatedame delicatedame Said:

fishingboatproceeds:

I think this is a deeply flawed way of looking at the world.

Now, I have talked about Ferguson, and I’ve talked about Gaza. (In fact, I’ve been writing and talking about Israel and Palestine for more than a decade.) But there are many important problems facing the world that I haven’t talked about: I haven’t talked much about the civil war in South Sudan, or the epidemic of suicide among American military personnel, or the persecution of Muslim Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Is that okay? Is it okay for me to talk about, say, racism in football and lowering infant mortality in Ethiopia? Or must we all agree to discuss only  whatever is currently the ascendant news story? Is it disrespectful to Ferguson protesters to talk about continued political oppression in Egypt now that we are no longer reblogging images of the protests in Tahrir Square? I think this is a false choice: If you are talking about Ferguson and I am talking about Ethiopian health care, neither of us is hurting the other.

I think the challenge for activists and philanthropists online is in paying sustained attention, not over days or weeks but over years and decades. And I worry that when we turn our attention constantly from one outrage to another we end up not investing the time and work to facilitate actual change. We say “THE WORLD IS WATCHING,” and it is…until it isn’t. We’ve seen this again and again in Gaza and the West Bank. We’re seeing it in Iran. We’re seeing it in South Sudan. And we’re seeing it in the U.S., from net neutrality to Katrina recovery.

The truth is, these problems are complicated, and when the outrage passes we’re left with big and tangled and nuanced problems. I feel that too often that’s when we stop paying attention, because it gets really hard and there’s always a shiny new problem somewhere else that’s merely outrageous. I hope you’re paying attention to Ferguson in five years, anon, and I hope I am, too. I also hope I’m paying attention to child death in Ethiopia. I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive.

I really don’t want to minimize the effectiveness of online activism, because I know that it works: To use a personal example, I’ve learned a TON from the LGBT+ and sexual assault survivor communities in recent years online. People on tumblr make fun of me for apologizing all the time, but I apologize all the time because I am learning all the time, and every day I’m like, “Oh, man, Current Me has realized that Previous Me was so wrong about this!”

But we can only learn when we can listen. And when you call me a hypocrite for talking about X instead of talking about Y, it makes it really hard to listen.

At times, online discourse to me feels like we just sit in a circle screaming at each other until people get their feelings hurt and withdraw from the conversation, which leaves us with ever-smaller echo chambers, until finally we’re left only with those who entirely agree with us. I don’t think that’s how the overall worldwide level of suck gets decreased.

I might be wrong, of course. I often am. But I think we have to find ways to embrace nuance and complexity online. It’s hard—very, very hard—to make the most generous, most accepting, most forgiving assumptions about others. But I also really do think it’s the best way forward.

highenergyjewtrino:

poryqon:

when you are doing a group activity in class and your teacher puts the smart kid in your group

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When you are doing a group activity in class and you’re the smart kid.

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kingsleyyy:

reblog if this cat is prettier than you

kingsleyyy:

reblog if this cat is prettier than you

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veelatrix:

HP Genderswap: The Big Seven 

Felicity Jones as Harry Potter, Lily Cole as Ron Weasley, Daniel Sharman as Hermione Granger, Saoirse Ronan as Draco Malfoy, Cameron Monaghan as Ginny Weasley, Anna Popplewell as Neville Longbottom, Jamie Campbell Bower as Luna Lovegood

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ben-c:

ifbuteverythought:

vinebox:

My typical school day

As a teacher, I wish one of my students would say this. I would die laughing and then remember I’m supposed to be the adult in the room. 

WHY IS THIS TINY CHILD FUNNIER THAN ME

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draumbouy:

the-porcelain-empress:

White couples that adopt non-white kids

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If you’re getting mad at someone for adopting a parentless child and bringing that child into a loving home because their skin color doesn’t match then you need to take a good hard look at your priorities, evaluate your life, and ask yourself how you sunk this fucking low.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
You do realise he's 40 and you're 14 right?
delicatedame delicatedame Said:

cuddleswithcas:

*Grabs microphone* Ahem, would everyone on tumblr who’s ‘celebrity crush’ is at least 20 years older than them please like/reblog this post? Thank you *drops microphone and walks off stage*

human:

petition to have That’s So Raven added to Netflix 

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staff:

supersmashthestatebros:

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hmmmm yeah, tumblr would celebrate Aviation Day, marking barely over a century of human flight when birds had been flying for millions of years before the Wright brothers. never forget.

Tumblr hereby recognizes the accomplishments of birds. 

notnownicole:

thehollowplaces:

neonblogfreak:

pop-lock-and-dropthepj:

I love that if you look up something on google you usually get really generic photos

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But if you add “tumblr” to your search you get really beautiful, artistic pictures

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Beautiful.

Artistic.

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