SonKitty
 
Latest updates for http://www.animecentral.net:
I’ve added another image to the Educational Tools album that can be used as a worksheet to have a child practice drawing or coloring shapes or even just doodle around them.
I’ve added some links to articles relevant to feminism and gun control.

Latest updates for http://www.animecentral.net:

I’ve added another image to the Educational Tools album that can be used as a worksheet to have a child practice drawing or coloring shapes or even just doodle around them.

I’ve added some links to articles relevant to feminism and gun control.

Same-sex marriage continues its spread in the U.S. as we now reach 30 states where it is legal with Alaska being the latest to join the ranks.
 Massachusetts Connecticut Iowa Vermont New Hampshire New York Washington DC Washington Maine Maryland Rhode Island Delaware Minnesota California New Jersey Hawaii New Mexico Illinois Pennsylvania Oregon Utah Oklahoma Virginia Wisconsin Indiana Colorado West Virginia North Carolina Nevada Alaska
As a supporter of this movement, I’m happy for such news.
Link to animated version of image: http://i.imgur.com/1EU8mNf.gif

Same-sex marriage continues its spread in the U.S. as we now reach 30 states where it is legal with Alaska being the latest to join the ranks.


Massachusetts
Connecticut
Iowa
Vermont
New Hampshire
New York
Washington DC
Washington
Maine
Maryland
Rhode Island
Delaware
Minnesota
California
New Jersey
Hawaii
New Mexico
Illinois
Pennsylvania
Oregon
Utah
Oklahoma
Virginia
Wisconsin
Indiana
Colorado
West Virginia
North Carolina
Nevada
Alaska

As a supporter of this movement, I’m happy for such news.

Link to animated version of image: http://i.imgur.com/1EU8mNf.gif

bemusedlybespectacled:

liamgalgey:

Mike Wazowski joins the Avengers.

THOR’S HAMMER IS BLOCKING HIS FACE I AM DYING

sonkitty:

Police Chief William McManus is proposing to fine all drivers caught in the act of giving food and/or money to panhandlers in San Antonio, Texas. District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran, who heads the Public Safety Committe, along with Councilman Mike Gallagher like this proposal to criminalize compassionate and charitable acts within our city.

My added comment upong signing noted that I had already emailed my councilman and that I’m quite sure there are better ways of helping those in need than discouraging those generous enough to help those in need.

I am happy to state that I have recently learned this proposal was dropped due to lack of support.

2 year old, Zaya’s choreography to Chandelier by Sia!

Favorite part:

Pia Glenn: A woman doesn’t have to be biologically connected to a man for him to respect her. So when we make that argument, we re-enforce that I need to tell you, “Think about your sister. What if she was your mother?” What if she’s another human being on this earth who deserves your respect - or not to be assaulted - or not to be screamed at on the street?

Well, I just spent the better part of my weekend trying to fix my gallery because I was finally going to work on some stuff for my site. Alas, after marking the gallery topic as resolved for Coppermine (the tool I was using), closing my web host ticket, and working on the very graphics I wanted to upload, I began encountering the same errors.

With that many hours wasted, I just gave up and went over to using a different gallery tool. The developers at Coppermine are great, and the people in the topic were very supportive and helpful so don’t take this as a knock for their tool. I’ve been using it for several years, and there’s just something somewhere that my site disagrees with, and I’ve given up trying to find it.

That said, here is the new gallery: http://www.animecentral.net/gallery3/

I’m not moving all the files over, especially with my tendency to stop working on my site for extended periods of time. I’ve made a Gravity Falls GIFs album and an Educational Tools album.

What am I doing with an Educational Tools album on animecentralnet? Such is what my husband wanted to know so followers may be curious too. I’ve long given up the pretense of my site being anime-related as it’s whatever I feel like personally having there. But to answer why this particular thing, it’s one of the few things I feel I can easily do to contribute to a younger child’s education, by making it available to anyone who finds it. Maybe they’ll print it out. Maybe they’ll save it and go over it with their kids. Maybe a parent or teacher will appreciate it and use it one of those ways (or as a worksheet to practice print handwriting). And if none of those things happen, even I might use it for my own child.

It’s also a part of my own childhood because early memories of my own bedroom included a large light blue alphabet poster with black text that arranged the letters in a similar way.

Between my fangirling and reading and posting and those other things I stated I devote my time to in my life, it’s not much, but it’s something.

angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

People like this, they are my heroes, making the world a better place.

sesamestreet:

Disco Snuffy has entered the building.

sesamestreet:

Disco Snuffy has entered the building.

ppaction:

This generation is the largest and most diverse in recent history, and has the power to move us forward this November. And there’s never been more at stake for the issues that matter to young people: voting rights, education, immigration, the environment, reproductive rights, and beyond.
Elections matter, and if you don’t participate, you can’t complain. Don’t miss out on the chance to stand up for the issues you care about: Register, spread the word, and vote! 
NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org

ppaction:

This generation is the largest and most diverse in recent history, and has the power to move us forward this November. And there’s never been more at stake for the issues that matter to young people: voting rights, education, immigration, the environment, reproductive rights, and beyond.

Elections matter, and if you don’t participate, you can’t complain. Don’t miss out on the chance to stand up for the issues you care about: Register, spread the word, and vote! 

NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org

staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.
The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.
Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.
So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

staff:

Happy National Voter Registration Day, Tumblr.

The number one way of celebrating it? Registering to vote.

Every year, millions of eligible Americans neglect to register, which means that millions of important voices are utterly silent on Election Day. Don’t be one of them. There’s basically a 100% chance that something you care about is on the ballot, something you don’t want to be quiet about.

So be one of the loud ones. Register already. It’s an easy form that you already know all the answers to. No excuses.

Sailor Moon Crystal Episode Links

I’ve updated animecentral.net to have a list of the Sailor Moon Crystal Episodes with links to Crunchyroll:

http://www.animecentral.net/?tag=smc-episode-links

elpatron56:

sonkitty:

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This does not show education because from what I have read of those more knowledgeable about guns, they need to be kept unloaded and locked away when not in use. Their danger needs to be understood, and you do not show that understanding.

Which is the equivalent of “If you…

i.e. whoever told you that was pouting off outdated concepts designed to vilify people you don’t like. “Oh, he doesn’t unload his gun and lock the ammunition in a safe in a separate division of the house? Then he’s irresponsible!” It doesn’t make any sense, but if you make up nonsensical rules to help you judge other people they might catch on.

The person stating so was a gun owner explaining responsible use that people should do in an attempt at civilized discussion on the issue. There are a number of other sources making the same recommendations, such as the government of California and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

[…] openly carrying assault rifles

Restricted in 1934 (basically before was ever issued in any country) and banned in 1986.

Those things are huge monetary investments since they were banned, not worth risking having it taken away considering how NFA items are regulated.

Machine guns were banned in 1986. An assault weapons ban from 1994 expired in 2004. In the video I linked, one of the women explains she has an AR-15, the very same type of assault rifle used by the shooter in Aurora, Colorado. These guns are not banned.

Women Open Carry Guns in Downtown San Antonio

This is how terrifying it is to live in my city, state, and country right now.

Open Carry Texas Women gather in downtown SA

That’s right. A group of women gathered, some with their children, to show off that they can openly carry guns, such as an AR-15, as a demonstration.

"I want to be able to show that women are very capable of handling weapons. We are very capable of protecting ourselves, and we can take this walk and educate the public," said Holly Burditt, OCT Women member.

You think this action convinces me you are capable of handling weapons? It does the opposite! This is not safe and as for its effect on the public, I am absolutely terrified to live in a city that allows this type of thing. This displays all the more reason you shouldn’t have weapons because you do not appear to be a responsible gun user.

This does not show a necessity for safety but rather a great danger.

This does not show education because from what I have read of those more knowledgeable about guns, they need to be kept unloaded and locked away when not in use. Their danger needs to be understood, and you do not show that understanding.

Evidently, our Texas open carry gun law goes as follows: *Long gun, and black powder weapon (including handgun) open carry is not forbidden by law, unless it is done in a manner “calculated to cause alarm.” Open carry of a long gun is generally allowed in rural areas.

I’m going to say I agree with the authors of this article.

Whatever else may be said with them, guns always say, “I can kill.” And the audience always hears, “That gun can kill me with the slightest of its carrier’s effort. My life hangs entirely upon the carrier’s forbearance.”

I’m certainly alarmed. Others have been shot to death by police for less, less being toy guns.

Edit-The few responses to this blog appeared to be hung up on my use of the term “assault rifle,” despite double-checking with someone my usage, so I’ll just say “guns,” for the time being.