The Visual Diary of a Pseudo-Artist and Filmmaker

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wilwheaton:

nerdist:

Apparently my house theme is slowly becoming “Victorian Gentleman Serial Killer”. Bought all of this amazing stuff at The Gold Bug in Pasadena. NOTE: taxidermy monkey is a century old, NOT A NEW ONE. Also his tail looks like a dong.

The only thing that stops Anne and me from buying everything in Gold Bug is that we have stupid bullshit to deal with like “bills” and “food”.

Anyone notice Jim Jim the Dog-Faced Boy?

wilwheaton:

nerdist:

Apparently my house theme is slowly becoming “Victorian Gentleman Serial Killer”. Bought all of this amazing stuff at The Gold Bug in Pasadena. NOTE: taxidermy monkey is a century old, NOT A NEW ONE. Also his tail looks like a dong.

The only thing that stops Anne and me from buying everything in Gold Bug is that we have stupid bullshit to deal with like “bills” and “food”.

Anyone notice Jim Jim the Dog-Faced Boy?

Filed under oddities taxidermy curiosities old-timey oddities X-Files Humbug

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findingbulletville:

In my many travels to off-the-beaten-path cemeteries around the United States, I have never seen a grave quite like this one. The entire thing was made out of iron.   It was definitely smaller, however, the inscription put the person’s life span as 17 years.   This was either a very tiny teenager, or they were a dwarf.  Not sure.    According to some research I did, this type of iron marker was popular during the Victorian period.   The person’s date of death fell within that period.  Of the hundreds of graves at this particular cemetery, this was the only one like this.  

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genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…
"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)
Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.
the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 
the policy revision includes
-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system
-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students
-preferred names/pronouns on all school records
-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them
-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums
—————-
the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 
the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 
these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue
CBC
metro news
global BC
huffington post


I want everyone everywhere to see this. What if alternate pronouns were totally normalized in schools and workplaces? What if these anti-bullying policies were widespread and successfully enforced? What if young people could feel safe and accepted?
What if this spreads to the United States??
(some would groan but many would cheer, and We could all cry BLAME CANADA)

genderpunk-dragon:

bandersnatchery:

"Vancouver School Board Introduces Gender-Neutral Pronouns"

"Students and teachers in Vancouver can now use the gender-neutral pronouns "xe," "xem," and "xyr." The move is designed to accommodate students for whom "he" and "she" does not fit or is deemed inappropriate…

"The newly coined pronouns — xe, xem, and xyr — are pronounced to rhyme with the genderless plurals "they," "them," and "their," and all starting with the "z" sound. So phonetically speaking, they’re pronounced "zey, "zem", and "zare.""

(Source: io9)

Click here to read the full article.

the article doesn’t do the issue justice.

the issue regarded policy change, where the vancouver school board’s (VSB) LGBTQ+ advisory committee re-wrote existing policy to protect staff and students falling on the queer and trans spectrums. 

the policy revision includes

-they/them/their and non-traditional pronouns being recognized by the school system

-required used of preferred names and pronouns by all staff and students

-preferred names/pronouns on all school records

-gender-accesible washrooms and change rooms available to those who require them

-disciplinary action taken against those who act in a discriminatory or hateful manner towards students, staff, and families falling on the queer and trans spectrums

—————-

the consultation was the longest ever done by the VSB, with over 120 speakers spread across 3 meetings. 

the process also resulting in two school board trustees being ejected form their party’s caucus, due their discriminatory actions and arguments. 

these are links to stories by vancouver media about the issue

CBC

metro news

global BC

huffington post

I want everyone everywhere to see this. What if alternate pronouns were totally normalized in schools and workplaces? What if these anti-bullying policies were widespread and successfully enforced? What if young people could feel safe and accepted? What if this spreads to the United States?? (some would groan but many would cheer, and We could all cry BLAME CANADA)

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Filed under fuckyeah gender genderthings respect mogai lgbtq preferred pronouns