A Librarian and Her Rabbits

Bunnies, Books, and Wrangulation

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Anonymous asked: Hi, I saw your donation drive on AO3, and I'm wondering what the money is for, exactly? $70,000 seems like a /lot/ of money. Is there somewhere I can see a list of intended purposes? Thank you!

transformativeworks:

theoreticalconstruct:

transformativeworks:

70,000 USD does seem like a lot, which is why many of our users may be surprised to find out that in 2015, the OTW will need 75,000 USD just to replace old servers and expand capacity! The OTW’s annual budget for 2014 is 221,863.44 USD, and 70% of that goes directly to servers, collation, and staff development for AO3. The remaining 30% of our 2014 budget funds Fanlore, Legal Advocacy, Open Doors, and Transformative Works and Cultures; covers administrative costs; allows for outreach and membership development (such as our thank you gifts and shipping); and provides opportunities for professional development and training for personnel. All of these things help the OTW protect and celebrate fans and fan culture.

I believe it. Still, any chance of a budget for intended use of donations? Transparency is a good thing. ^^ Remember what happened to the GIA back in the day…

We agree that financial transparency is important for anyone who’s being asked for their support. Although near-term expenses are easier for us to be specific about, as we’re already making plans for those purchases, it’s a bit more difficult to be precise for a whole year’s budget. We base these budgets on past expenses that we expect to remain fairly stable or to re-occur with an increase (such as bandwidth costs). For a look at our past budgets and expenses, check out 2013’s Annual Report and last October’s posts on overall expenses and hardware and hosting costs. However some expenses prove to be unexpected (such as a provider significantly hiking prices or early hardware failure) or things we expected to happen didn’t occur or proved not to cost as much as we were projecting. So we want to be cautious about saying any set amount of money will be spent specifically on X and Y when estimating what our costs will be going forward.

What we can say with certainty, and which supporters can read about by comparing budgets from one Annual Report to the next, is that as our projects become more popular and heavily used, our staffing needs and expenses have continued to rise. For that reason, we are projecting that we will need a larger amount of donations during this drive (and future ones) to cover them.

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PSA

minim-calibre:

Insert polite request for people to please be aware that there’s a lot of language used around here, especially in discussions of politics and warfare, that winds up mirroring that of violent antisemites across the world, and ends up making your Jewish friends feel threatened and uncomfortable, which they will tend to not say in public, because they don’t want to be targeted by antisemites themselves.

As I am not Jewish myself, I have the luxury being able to speak about this without that risk, so this is me doing so.

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themixedbagofspooky:

spoopy-len-in-a-dress:

riningear:

doryishness:

displaced-angel:

ryedragon:

inritum:

reblog and make a wish!this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)

OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.
THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.
The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.
AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.
THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.

YOOOOOOO
I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS
LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL
IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS

holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS. 

I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT 

SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP

WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????

ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE

So last time I reblogged this I met Tom Hiddleston within the month…

Let’s try. :D

THIS FUXKING POST IS AMAZING I GOT ACCEPTED INTO ANOTHER UNIVERSITY GOD IT IS OF NO JOKE AHHHHH

ichikonohakko:

elisebrave:

iamsherlokid:

highonvodka:

themixedbagofspooky:

spoopy-len-in-a-dress:

riningear:

doryishness:

displaced-angel:

ryedragon:

inritum:

reblog and make a wish!


this was removed from tumbrl due to “violating one or more of Tumblr’s Community Guidelines”, but since my wish came true the first time, I’m putting it back. :)

OH MY FUCKING GOD, IT’S BACK ON MY DASH.

THIS SHIT WORKS OKAY, I AM DEAD SERIOUS.

The last time I saw this on my dash, I didn’t think it would happen, so jokingly I wished I could go to a fun. concert.

AND GUESS WHAT, I WENT TO A FUCKING FUN. CONCERT.

THIS SHIT WORKS, TRY IT.

YOOOOOOO

I SAW THIS ON MY DASH THE OTHER DAY AND THOUGHT “ITS WORTH A TRY” SO I WISHED I COULD GET A 3DS

LITERALLY LIKE 4 DAYS LATER MY DAD SENT ME A PICTURE OF THE 3DS XL HE BOUGHT FOR ME WHILE I WAS AT SCHOOL

IM STILL FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS

holy fuck, I didn’t expect this to work, I was like psh, whatever it’s just a quick reblog, but I wished my Dad would actually respond back to me AND HE FUCKING DID A FEW DAYS LATER, I GOT A FUCKING TEXT FROM MY DAD TODAY WHO HASN’T SPOKEN OR RESPONDED TO ME IN MONTHS HOLY FUCK WHAT IS THIS MAGIC IT WORKS. 

I WANTED TO SEE MY BOYFRIEND AND I DIDN’T THINK I’D GET DAYS OFF BUT THIS WEEKEND I’M HEADING UP THERE??? THIS IS CRAZY SHIT 

SO LIKE I JOKINGLY WISHED FOR MY OWN LEN KAGAMINE AND THEN LIKE A WEEK LATER I GOT A LEN NENDOROID??? H ELP

WTF OKAY SO THIS SHOT ACTUALLY WORKS BECAUSE WHEN I WISHED, I HAD WISHED MY CRUSH WOULD LIKE ME BACK AND GUESS WHAT? I HAVE A BOYFRIEND NOW. WHAT THE HELLLLL?????

ok I’ve said this before but IM DOING IT AGAIN THE FIRST TIME I SAW THIS, MY WISH DID COME TRUE SO I REBLOGED AGAIN AND SAID IT IN THE TAGS BUT THEN I WISHED FOR SMTH ELSE AND IT LITERALLY LITERALLY HAPPENED LIKE A COUPLE DAYS LATER WHAT THE HELL SO NOW IM WRITING THIS HERE FOR YOU BC I DONT BELIEVE IN THIS CRAP BUT STILL IT’S AN AWFULLY BIG COINCIDENCE

So last time I reblogged this I met Tom Hiddleston within the month…

Let’s try. :D

THIS FUXKING POST IS AMAZING I GOT ACCEPTED INTO ANOTHER UNIVERSITY GOD IT IS OF NO JOKE AHHHHH

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ciggars:

modalitout:

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ruinedxfate:

ham-safar:

Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D

UNBELIEVABLE

EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION

It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands. 

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS

OMYGOD LETS HELP EACH OTHER OUT GUYS

ciggars:

modalitout:

notanothersonglyric:

ruinedxfate:

ruinedxfate:

ham-safar:

Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D

UNBELIEVABLE

EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION

It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands. 

SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS

OMYGOD LETS HELP EACH OTHER OUT GUYS

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mistress-laufeyson:

ramon-salamander:

witchlingfumbles:

GUISE

GUISE

IF YOU HIT “X+C” IT SHUTS OFF EVERY GIF ON YOUR DASH

EVERY SINGLE ONE TURNS TO A LITTLE GREY BOX WITH A LOCK

GUISE

TUMBLR HAS MADE ITSELF SAFE FOR EPILEPTICS

PASS IT ON

I BRING FORTH THIS KNOWLEDGE TO ANY FELLOW TUMBLRITES/SEIZURE-PRONE PEOPLE THAT MAY FOLLOW ME

KINDLY THANK THE OP FOR THIS KNOWLEDGE

I AM A HUMBLE MESSENGER

oh i thought this would be useful for when your parents walk by but ok

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allofthefeelings:

I want Daredevil to do well enough that we do get a Jessica Jones and Luke Cage television shows.

Aren’t those guaranteed? Like, the multiple shows is always part of the deal, regardless of how Daredevil does, but how each individual series does might change the balance of the Defenders make-up?

Well, they mentioned the Jessica Jones series several times at NYCC, so I think we’re safe on that front. I think it’s a case of scheduling the hero with the best name recognition first.

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allofthefeelings:

There are so many different ways to look at the Black Widow YA novel news and I want to delve into ALL OF THEM but thoughts are not. Happening? In coherent ways? But also I don’t want to NOT say anything because then other people will say things and they will be WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING and basically I really should say something but how does brains.

At the moment I’m just hoping this paves the way for Black Widow easy readers. Cause we have Boba Fett easy readers, so being an assassin is not the hurdle one would expect.

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What “Gentile Privilege” Looks Like

feministjewishfangirl:

returnofthejudai:

I think the Romani could probably understand this, as well as other diasporic groups with which I’m not as well acquainted, since their oppressions in many ways mirror anti-semitism. Some of these points will sound generally diasporic and, if so, those points are not intended to exclude other diasporic peoples. Most of these points are targeted at majority ethnicity people in the Western World, most specifically the United States since that’s where I live.

But if I had to explain “gentile privilege,” it would look like this.

Gentile privilege is:

  • Never having to ask “is it safe to call this country home?”
  • Never having to ask “when are they going to turn against us like everyone else did?”
  • Never having to watch the same patterns of oppression occur against your group while haters of your group victim blame you because if it’s been happening for 2000 years there must be a good reason for it
  • Never being constantly judged by the actions of your worst members while the majority culture erases the fact that the members of your group that they like are part of your group
  • Never having to cringe when someone like Bernie Madoff shows up in the news and fearing that you are all going to be blamed and punished for this somehow
  • Never having your ethnically distinct features be the short-hand for evil and ugly in popular culture (applies mostly to Ashkenazim)
  • Never having your very existence erased because your group is supposed to look like one specific subset of your group, a point which the majority culture drives home so sharply that members of that subgroup internalize it and have to deprogram themselves
  • Never having to hear that you don’t look like what you are as if it’s a compliment
  • Never having to debate with people outside your group about who is actually a member of your group as if they have a say in the matter
  • Never having people pretend to be members of your group and try to destroy your culture, religion and ethnicity from within
  • Never having people deny your oppression because you don’t fit into their neatly predetermined categories
  • Never having your group’s success in an industry be treated like an evil conspiracy to keep out people from other groups (see Jews control the Media, Jews control banking, Jews control Hollywood)
  • Never having to constantly negotiate whether or not to ask for Holidays off because “You have too many Holidays and you must be making them up”
  • Never having to spend two to three months every years listening to music, watching tv specials and being bombarded with advertisements related to a holiday you don’t celebrate while occasionally the majority culture will throw you a few nice gestures about a minor holiday they assume is important because it happens around the same time.
  • Never having people steal or redefine your words and then tell you that you’re using your own words incorrectly
  • Never having people use your group’s very name as a slur
  • Never having to work on your sabbath when the majority culture doesn’t have to work on theirs
  • Never having to deal with blue laws that won’t allow you to operate your business on a sunday to protect a sabbath you don’t practice
  • Never having to navigate between your religious and secular obligations since the rest of the world doesn’t recognize your religious obligations as being part of the mainstream culture
  • Never being accused of believing something you don’t by members of the majority society who think they know what you believe because their religion is descended from yours despite 2000 years of divergent theology and despite their group’s oppression of yours for the majority of that span
  • Never hearing people dismiss or deny a genocide that killed millions of your people in living memory
  • Never having people who did not have relatives in that genocide demand that you acknowledge the other victims of that genocide while those people deny that it was actually truly targeting you specifically at all, despite being a clear majority of the victims and having endless screeds, movies and laws created against you 
  • Never having to hear people act like that recent genocide is somehow an isolated incident and ignore the fact that the systemic oppression of your people started long before and has continued ever since and is only getting worse in recent times
  • Never being accused of being exactly like the people who committed the genocide against your people
  • Never having to see people try to reclaim the symbols of the people who committed that genocide against your people despite those people never having owned that symbol in the first place
  • Never having to live with the cognitive dissonance of believing that your people need a safe homeland because of the oppression your people have faced for thousands of years with the recognition that its creation is causing enormous horrors for another people
  • Never having to deal with a near total lack of solidarity when you point out your present-day oppression to people who claim to be interested in “Human Rights” and “Social Justice.”
  • Never having to constantly point out to people that you suffer from the majority of religiously motivated hate crimes in your country because your listeners believe that your oppression isn’t a big deal
  • Never having to remind other oppressed minority groups that the people who hate them hate you too and fearing that you will be accused of being privileged and racist for doing so
  • Never having your concerns about oppression of your group in the diaspora be dismissed because the person is opposed to your ethnic state, not your ethnicity and don’t you know that there’s a difference
  • Never having to watch people from countries that committed acts of expulsion and genocide against your people ignore and deny that they created the millions of refugees who moved to your controversial ethnic state
  • Never having to watch the people who want to end your ethnic state express total apathy for the fates of the members of your ethnicity should that ethnic state be erased, despite their countries’ complicity in causing the conditions that made moving to that state necessary for their survival
  • Never having people outside your group only acknowledge your oppression when a celebrity they don’t like is involved 
  • Never having people outside your group only care about famous members of your group when they find out that they are “othered” in a way other than being a member of your group, despite them having been murdered for being a member of your group
  • Never having people outside your group become dilettantes about a specific part of your religion and only a specific part of your religion that is supposed to only be studied by members of your group who have decades of background in study in the whole of your religion because it’s “mysticism.”
  • Never hearing people from other groups declare that you aren’t your group, they are.
  • Never having people categorize you as a race or religion based solely on which definition will make it easier for them to hate, persecute, erase or appropriate you.
  • Never being accused of stealing other peoples’ children to murder them for religious rituals
  • Never being told that oppression olympics are wrong except when it comes to you

There’s probably a lot more. But I figured this needed to be written. 

the amount of your culture and history that deals with attempted or actual genocide of your group is negligible

publicly belonging to your group is not a health risk

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sassysashabraus:

spoopy-reigisa:

christineisntmean:

ilovecharts:

How much snow it takes to cancel school in the U.S

"Any snow"

Let me explain you a thing. The places where it takes ‘any snow’ they don’t get snow normally. The are not used to driving or have any thing they need also those kids and teachers probably want to go be in the snow.

Making fun of the south isn’t funny for the ‘any snow’ part like… it’s dangerous since they don’t know how to deal with it since snow doesn’t tend to happen down there.
Now, as for South Dakota… my county is in the “12 in” zone and I must say… it takes more than a foot of snow to cancel school here. Apparently we know how to deal with it too well >.>

sassysashabraus:

spoopy-reigisa:

christineisntmean:

ilovecharts:

How much snow it takes to cancel school in the U.S

"Any snow"

Let me explain you a thing. The places where it takes ‘any snow’ they don’t get snow normally. The are not used to driving or have any thing they need also those kids and teachers probably want to go be in the snow.

Making fun of the south isn’t funny for the ‘any snow’ part like… it’s dangerous since they don’t know how to deal with it since snow doesn’t tend to happen down there.

Now, as for South Dakota… my county is in the “12 in” zone and I must say… it takes more than a foot of snow to cancel school here. Apparently we know how to deal with it too well >.>

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hagar-972:

Israeli Jewish privilege: not the privilege of being Jewish Israeli over non-Jewish Israeli, but the privilege of being a Jew in Israel, and not elsewhere.

* The privilege of a native tongue that gives me access to the history and traditions of my people
* The privilege of having the weekend on Fri/Sat
* The privilege of not having laws designed to force Jewish businessowners to operate on Saturday
* The privilege of not having to take personal days off to celebrate my Holidays
* The privilege of not having to choose between missing critical events and missing observances (or secular traditions of a similar weight - USians can think of the supposedly-secular Thanksgivings) because things get scheduled on Holidays
* The privilege of being able to take for granted that kosher food will be available
* The privilege of not being harassed if choosing to eat kosher
* The privilege of living in a country that will never try to outlaw having meat you can eat
* The privilege of not being harassed if wearing visual indicators of being Jewish
* The privilege of not having my country try to outlaw the wearing of visual indicators of being Jewish
* The privilege of living in a country where there isn’t “Jewish” food, there’s the thousand different kinds of cooking traditions people brought from their diasporas, whether German or Moroccan or Persian or Indian or Italian or Polish or Yemenite
* The privilege of living in a country where the plurality of Jewish culture is celebrated, and art (music, literature, whatever else) from Jews of many diasporas is available
* The privilege of living in a country where the notion of “looking like a Jew” is incomprehensible nonsense
* The privilege of knowing that should I be harassed by persons wishing to get me to convert I have a recourse with the police, because unsolicitized attempts at conversion (from any religion to any religion, by the way) are illegal and the police actually cares about that
* Not being exposed to oppressive levels of public observance of Holidays of the religion that invented hate against my people
* Not being derided and potentially attacked for not sharing in said celebrations

The above are privileges. They are things that Jewish people living anywhere but Israel by and large can not expect from their countries. Those are complaints I hear on a daily basis from Diaspora Jews.

How many non-Jewish persons take those freedoms for granted?

Zionism: the belief that the Jewish people have a right to live free of oppression, and the understanding that the only realistic way to achieve that is by Jewish self-definition as a state.

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Trailer | The Librarians | TNT

YESSSSS.

Mate that death ray is blatantly non-fiction and you should be filing using the Dewy system! Somewhere in the 530s maybe? I mean, the mechanics of the death ray would effect the EXACT classification, but as it’s Tesla then maybe 537 for Electricity?

… STOP BEING INEFFICIENT YOU ARE THE WORST AT YOUR JOB.

… so I’m not going to say I would pay money to watch actual librarians watch “The Librarians,” but … no, really, I think I would.

Librarians Watch The Librarians.

This fall on Tumblr.

I actually thought this was a remake of the Australian show called “The Librarians” (available on Hulu Plus) before I watched the trailer. That would be a very different show.
But this looks like pretty much the same basic concept as Warehouse 13.

Nope, this is a series based on the the TNT network’s Librarians movies, starring Noah Wyle.

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