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wcreaf:

So I just found out that in the current Batman Beyond comics there’s a character called Jake Chill, Great-Grand Nephew of the man who murdered Batman’s parents. Take a wild guess what his contribution to the Beyond universe is:

Yup, he killed Terry, the new Batman’s, dad. That’s just such an insanely bad fanfic idea that I’m not really shocked current DC editorial went for it. Thing is who killed Warren McGinnis wasn’t a big mystery, it was said in the second episode of the show, then Terry killed the guy 5 minutes later. He was just some dude who worked for Powers, not related to any other previous Bat-character.

Now everything must be connected. There are no coincidences, only the pattern of trite and terrible storytelling.

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nygma619:

queenofhalloweendom:

thepeoplesrecord:

Cash raised for killer Mo. cop now surpasses Brown donations
August 24, 2014

Online fundraisers for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson surpassed the amount of money raised for Michael Brown’s family as the officer’s supporters gathered at an afternoon rally Saturday.

Supporters of Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., came toBarney’s Sports Pub in south St. Louis.

"Many of us have received death threats toward ourselves and our families," said one speaker, wearing sunglasses, paint beneath her eyes and a baseball cap. "We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear … If you support Darren Wilson, make your voices heard."

She refused to give the media her name, saying “You want my name? I am Darren Wilson. We are Darren Wilson.

The media has shown a strong bias against Wilson supporters, the speaker said, drawing loud applause from the crowd.

"We share the united belief that officer Wilson’s actions on Aug. 9 were warranted and justified and he has our unwavering support," the woman said.

A crowd-funding page created for Wilson raised $235,010 from 5,902 people before organizers stopped accepting donations Friday after surpassing their goal of $100,000 in four days. The group then opened a new fundraising page, which already has more than $104,000.

This amount surpasses the more than $214,000 raised in support of the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. According to the page, which was set up by Brown family lawyer Benjamin Crump, “the funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.”

The Support Darren Wilson group, which has more than 58,000 likes on Facebook, encouraged supporters who could not attend the rally to “blow up some Twitter accounts” with photos of supporters and the hashtag #‎iamdarrenwilson.

Source

Disheartening (though unsurprising) and thoroughly disgusting! 

I am seriously disgusted. I had to cut ties with someone who supports this trash. In my eyes, anyone who supports him is a huge racist. Period.

Well I guess that makes the family that might unconditionally love him racist then. You know, people that had no control over his actions. So should we condemn all of them just for being a part of the family of an alleged cop killer?

how about we condemn them for trying to make their white cop killer the victim instead of the murdered black kid.

guilty or not, they’re not allowed to support him unconditionally why?

how about we condemn them for not showing even an ounce of sympathy towards the family whose son just DIED BECAUSE OF THEIR FUCKED UP RELATIVE?

Can you actually account for these people not showing an ounce of sympathy, or are we dense enough to think people can’t have sympathy for both sides for different reasons?

fucking white people. all of you are the fucking same. make excuses for your scum and then wonder why you’re called racists.

So let me get this straight? You write off a race of people as “all of us being like this”, and yet you have the NERVE to call me (or anyone for that matter) racist?

because you would rather defend a murder than his victim just because his victim is black. fuck you you disgusting piece of shit.

I’m not declaring either party innocent or guilty.  Why? I feel we don’t have enough facts to know the whole story, or in this case enough of the story. Too many he said/she said’s in this case.

What I do feel comfortable in saying is that I don’t care for how the police nor the rioters are conducting themselves during these times. 

queenofhalloweendom:

thepeoplesrecord:

Cash raised for killer Mo. cop now surpasses Brown donations
August 24, 2014

Online fundraisers for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson surpassed the amount of money raised for Michael Brown’s family as the officer’s supporters gathered at an afternoon rally Saturday.

Supporters of Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., came toBarney’s Sports Pub in south St. Louis.

"Many of us have received death threats toward ourselves and our families," said one speaker, wearing sunglasses, paint beneath her eyes and a baseball cap. "We will not hide. We will no longer live in fear … If you support Darren Wilson, make your voices heard."

She refused to give the media her name, saying “You want my name? I am Darren Wilson. We are Darren Wilson.

The media has shown a strong bias against Wilson supporters, the speaker said, drawing loud applause from the crowd.

"We share the united belief that officer Wilson’s actions on Aug. 9 were warranted and justified and he has our unwavering support," the woman said.

A crowd-funding page created for Wilson raised $235,010 from 5,902 people before organizers stopped accepting donations Friday after surpassing their goal of $100,000 in four days. The group then opened a new fundraising page, which already has more than $104,000.

This amount surpasses the more than $214,000 raised in support of the Michael Brown Memorial Fund. According to the page, which was set up by Brown family lawyer Benjamin Crump, “the funds will assist his family with costs that they will acquire as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf.”

The Support Darren Wilson group, which has more than 58,000 likes on Facebook, encouraged supporters who could not attend the rally to “blow up some Twitter accounts” with photos of supporters and the hashtag #‎iamdarrenwilson.

Source

Disheartening (though unsurprising) and thoroughly disgusting! 

I am seriously disgusted. I had to cut ties with someone who supports this trash. In my eyes, anyone who supports him is a huge racist. Period.

Well I guess that makes the family that might unconditionally love him racist then. You know, people that had no control over his actions. So should we condemn all of them just for being a part of the family of an alleged cop killer?

Why do you dislike LOK so much? jw! I mean, I have my minor issues with the show but it's nice to hear things from a different perspective(:
Anonymous
What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

notalexgao:

puuresu:

notalexgao:

notalexgao:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (EDIT: i’ve discovered that the Brown family wishes for any and all photos of Michael lying in the streets to be removed. please respect this and do so)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

It’s ranting time. 

1. Why would the fact that the police not reveal the officer’s name seem outrageous to you? No matter how stacked the evidence seems, there’s a principle to stand by - that people are innocent until proven guilty. If the man’s name is released, you can be 100% sure that people will attack him in his home and hurt his family. It’s simple - just because the entire world has written him off as one doesn’t mean his family’s safety can be jeopardized without any conclusive proof. Statements like “omg they didn’t release his name what injustice” serve only to rile up people and cause outrage over the most normal and inconsequential things. To sum it up in one word, sensationalism.

2. “The police didn’t wanna hear it, they only listened to the police account, etc”

Here, lets just put in some more one sided sensationalism. Let’s demonize the police some more! No. According to police spokesman Brian Schellman, "We have reached out to him and looked for him on numerous occasions. We’ve also contacted his friends," he said. "We reached out to his attorney’s office, we put a call in to his attorney, and we’re waiting on a return phone call."

Daily RFT asked Schellman to clarify whether or not they’d actually been to Johnson’s house to try to find him, and he affirmed that officers had.

"We’ve been unsuccessful," he said.  So at this point, it’s a policeman’s word against the word of the attorney. Both sides obviously have goals they want to achieve. The police spokesman wants to make the police look better. The lawyer wants to make money off of this and win his case. Obviously there are going to be two sides. But deliberately ignoring one so you can put on an extra “the police don’t care” spin to things? By the way, it’s not like police haven’t interviewed any eyewitnesses at all. Cherrypicking examples like this further clouds the issue and there’s that word again - sensationalism.

3. “There are rumors Brown attacked first, Brown was struggling for the police officer’s gun, but they’ve been debunked.”

No. They have not been debunked by any measure. The only things everybody agrees on are that Brown wasn’t armed, he was shot in the chest and back (definitely while running away, may have been shot at point blank too). If by debunked you mean “eyewitnesses have said otherwise,” eyewitnesses are hella unreliable. Like, super super super unreliable. Just read about eyewitness unreliability. Obviously there’s so much prejudice too involved in any eyewitness account, especially in a racially charged case like this in which the entire community and every person you know will be against you if you say otherwise.

I’m not saying that the officer was innocent or that the eyewitnesses were wrong. But I am saying don’t treat their testimony as gospel, especially with so much community pressure to treat this a certain way By the way, if you claim that the eyewitness accounts are very similar, detail how. None of the eyewitnesses agree on anything but whether or not he was armed and the fact that he did run away. They differ in whether or not he got shot point blank, how many shots were fired, what was said, whether the officer grabbed Brown or not, you know - the important things. But no, put it under the same blanket so its easy to ignore the other side and form an irrational judgment. 

4. “Protest was peaceful, then evil policemen came and did bad things to us!11!1!! We were just peacefully protesting!”

I have no doubts that peaceful protests happened. But you fail to tell all your followers that arson and looting happened before all this martial law bullshit happened (thanks, Patriot Act). And nobody is to blame for arson and looting except a community that cannot control itself. But no, paint it in a way which puts arson and looting as a RESULT of police response, and you have more angry uninformed people.

5. Why the fuck do people care now? Why does this stuff have to escalate to violence for anybody to give a shit? Does nobody care about the Koch brothers trying to buy out minority groups? Does nobody care about the absolute shitstorm going on in Gaza, in Iraq? Does nobody care about the fact that America pretty much funded ISIS, Al-Qaeda, created the Taliban, and is fucking up the lives of people there on a much larger scale than what’s happening in Ferguson? Did nobody notice the death of Eric Gartner a few weeks ago, which undisputably (with video proof, folks!) happened as a result of brutal police action? Has the public recently cared about any racial tensions (which have been publicly known since Rodney King) despite them being worse than ever? Nobody’s making tumblr posts, no hashtags are trending for those things, it’s not _sensational_ enough, there’s no violence, villain, drama, or outrage, so the media doesn’t say shit and the people don’t want to hear shit! And when people have their foregone conclusions, create biased posts/essays/articles to send out to a public hungry for outrage, this kind of sensational uninformed bullshit is perpetuated. 

/end rant that nobody will see

TL;DR Stop presenting your foregone conclusions acting like it’s a factual account to hundreds of thousands. I agree with the stuff about amendments and media rights. But a lot of things you say are one-sided and reveal that you’ve not only chosen a side you think is guilty, you’ve also chosen a side that you’re trying to paint as needlessly evil and outrageous. 

Hm. so there’s a point. It’s indeed a biased view of what’s happening in Ferguson but was there really no other option but to fire at LEAST 6 slugs into this boy? Is it really possible that the bullet to the head (which was likely to be the last shot, according to the NY times article about his autopsy) was necessary? Dont try to say that we are paying TOO much attention to this. That’s like saying “why are you raising money for ALS and hyping it up with this certain event when there is other research to be done and other illnesses in the world!”

So I admit that I’m not the most well-read person. Feel free to inform but don’t shame people for trying to pay attention to what’s happening over there!

mainly mad that only one side is being presented. do not take a stance on officer’s innocence or not. Criticizing bias is the intention.

Also this was supposed to be directed at the original poster of that thing but i dunno how to reblog from the source so I guess it seemed like this was towards you?. Do not mean to shame people for trying to pay attention, but I guess I am criticizing that person for providing an irresponsible and pretty biased narrative as truth. 

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I don’t see how Nova fits in there, since that show isn’t really “about smart people” so much as it is about science in general. Now if Frasier was in its spot THEN I could agree with that.

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I don’t see how Nova fits in there, since that show isn’t really “about smart people” so much as it is about science in general. Now if Frasier was in its spot THEN I could agree with that.

What are your thoughts on Book's 3 storyline so far?
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conmakorra:

I’ve only watched the first episode, which was so completely horrible I can’t find it in my to watch more. But I have been reading up on what’s happening and I just can’t stop facepalming. I feel like Sokka when he was stuck with those hippies

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Just the entire idea of Airbenders appearing out of nowhere is completely moronic. It craps all over the loss that Aang experienced in the cheapest way possible. And Tenzin has become a moral relativist who doesn’t give a flying crap that people are suffering from the Spirits Korra let loose on the world. He’s just glad that there are more airbenders. And he’s just cheerleading Korra which is frustrating.

The entire concept of the “Red Lotus” had me nearly break my computer. That’s one of the absolute dumbest fanficy ideas I’ve ever heard. And if this was such a serious group THEN WHY HAVEN’T WE HEARD OF THEM BEFORE?! Everything I’ve read about the Earth Queen is just downright insulting to my intelligence.

In short, I think this is probably the dumbest season yet in terms of storyline.

-coolman229

gregxb:

This has been a tough week. We lost good people, tragic things have happened in the midwest and around the world. Emotions are running high, harsh words have been spoken. God knows I’ve been awful during this as well. But, as hippie-dippy as this might sound, and this is me hoping to take my own advise as well, we all (me especially) need to step back, stop and think, and just be good to one another. I think if this week reminded us of anything, life is just too short.

JW thing? What are you talking about?
Anonymous

chaotic-melody:

gregxb:

chaotic-melody:

gregxb:

chaotic-melody:

There was special radio play done by Greg Weisman at a convention that was a crossover of his 3 shows, Gargoyles, Young Justice, and Spectacular Spiderman. During it, Artemis, longtime in-show girlfriend of Kid Flash in Young Justice, mentions an important spoiler character only known as JW. The fandom jumped on it, assuming it was Kid Flash’s child, Jai West from the comics. However, Jai is the child of a different woman Linda Park-West. This has some gross connotations, because both Artemis and Linda are Asian, but Artemis is Vietnamese and Linda is Korean (i think) and it suggests that two asian girls are interchangeable, and Kid Flash died in the final episode, which would leave Artemis a single mother at 21. Gross. 

So everyone got pissed or really excited. However, no one seemed to actually watch the damn thing, because it turned out that the radio play takes place the day after the end of season 2, meaning that there is no way Artemis and Kid Flash could have conceived a child and that she could have carried and birthed it in under a week. 

So now you know. I’m tagging this to finally put this massive awful thing to rest for the entire damn fandom, and to remind people to check sources and such before jumping to conclusions. 

Yeah, I was in the thing, and I have the script. No where does it say it takes place the day after season two.

It doesn’t say specifically say “one day later” but it says at the 2:54-2:57 mark, that it takes place on July 5th. The final scene in Season 2 takes place on July 4. We know it happens the same year because Static mentions in the play that he is 15, and  according to Greg, Static had turned 15 before the start of season 2. Artemis/Tigress also called him a newbie.

Unless there is something in the script that is not what we heard during this video or I missed something major, because it was a very long video and it is a possibility, we must use logic and draw the conclusion the it must have taken place the July 5, 2016, aka the day after season 2 ends. Since you have the script, and you do have direct information that I could be mistaken or have missed, by all means, please tell me. And yes, it does not say exactly “This play is set the day after season 2 ends!” but that does not mean we can’t use the information we have and the current extensive timeline and info Mr. Weisman has supplied for us. 

I admit I could be mistaken, but I did double check all of this information so I would not be misleading. 

If J.W. is who we think it is, I would assume this Radio Play takes place a year later.

Yes, but the point is, there is evidence that is pointing to it not being a year later. Namely Virgil miraculously turning 15 two years in a row. It would be illogical to base our entire timeline on the theory that JW is Jai West. 

I think I have an idea on who J.W. might be:

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JERICHO: aka Joseph Wilson, the second son of Slade Wilson. We know that Artemis spent SOME time in the proximity of Slade Wilson in Season 2. We also know that Slade at the end of season 2 was captured along with other members. It’s possible that Slade had custody or was looking after Joseph Wilson and Artemis might have took him in. Of course for that to happen certain scenarios (such as Adeline Kane NOT having custody, Joseph having no immediate family.) would have to take place before that, but I think those scenarios are entirely within the realm of possibility.

At least it’s one of the scenarios that seems the most probable imo, given everything we know.

Thoughts?

gregxb:

elventhespian:

Soooo, how do we take this Teen Titans crossover episode and the Blu-Ray announcement… and communicate to Cartoon Network that we want it back in the form of SEASON 3?

By supporting the Blu-ray release and the crossover episode, demonstrating that there is a demand in the form of the language Warner’s speaks… dollars.

This isn’t rocket science.