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No good deed goes unpunished.

rememberyourbones:

This is me:

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I’m the girl who got headbutted. You might recall this incident from a few years back with either a feeling of support and the urge to high-five me, or an intense dislike because I’m mad feminist, hell-bent on making up stories to demonise men. If you are not familiar with the story, I will give you the short version; I saw a man attacking his girlfriend and I stepped in to stop him, resulting in him headbutting me after a lengthly confrontation where he threatened to have me killed. The man was prosecuted. I made a post about it on my personal blog which had about two hundred followers. The post gained a monumental amount of attention, but a couple of months later, someone decided to ‘prove’ that I had made all of it up. I was the centre of an online witch hunt for months. I was threatened, bullied, laughed at and shot down whenever I tried to offer a rebuttal. I wasn’t too bothered, because the man had been sent to prison and I stayed in contact with the young girl who was very grateful that I had stepped in. It didn’t matter to me that a few thousand people thought I had made it up; I knew the truth, the police knew the truth and my friends and family knew the truth. I stopped using my blog and ignored all the mad comments.

But it continued. It snowballed dramatically. Before I go on, I can assure you that this happened. I promise. You can Google my name, Laurie Malyon, and you are one click away from finding numerous articles very clearly stating my attacker’s sentencing.

I’ve put up with comments and threats for almost two years now, and whilst everyone around me tells me to ignore it I can no longer sit back and watch people slander me on the Internet. I realise that I am utterly powerless in changing the opinions of 500, 000 people who are too lazy to spend five seconds doing some research on Google, but I’m going to give it one last go before I stop talking about this godforsaken controversy forever.

I did a good thing. I am proud to say that. I stepped in when many others would not have. It’s very easy to see something like that and pray that someone else stops it so you can remain a bystander, but there was no one else around to stop it when I saw it and I’ll be fucked if I’m ever going to sit by and watch somebody be harmed intentionally at the hands of someone else. I am still in contact with the girl. I see her perhaps once every two months, and she still thanks me every time she sees me. I helped her out of a situation that everyone was too scared to help me out of when I was her age. I stepped the fuck up.

The comments I have received about the situation make me very, very upset. I am a human with real feelings and I can read everything that people write. I’m put to shame on feminism blogs that read the ‘debunking’ post and didn’t think to research it. They say that I’m giving feminism a bad name by lying. They say that I’m an attention whore. They say that I’m an idiot for claiming to have stepped into a domestic situation because that can often make it worse. They ask if I’ve ever even heard of a domestic situation. They tell me I deserve to be in a domestic situation for lying. They say that I’m ugly. They say the amount of makeup I wear in my photos is silly and I look like a slag. Now forgive me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that absolutely negating the entire point of feminism? As a well educated and practising feminist, it is not the comments from men saying that they’ll ‘give me a real black eye’ that upset me, it’s the comments that are hateful and shaming from my fellow sisters.

A lot of people speculate (because I’m a loony feminist) whether or not I’d have stepped in if it were a woman beating a man. Of course I would have. Violence is violence and I completely agree that anyone attacking anyone should be stopped. Twisting it into this and challenging me on it creates even more diversion from the real issue. Why the hell are people trying to pick so many holes in my story? Was it really that difficult to believe that I was a normal girl, on her way to work, who simply stepped in when I saw someone in need? Why have I been questioned and scrutinised for two years? Surely the anger shouldn’t have been directed at me for posting about it, but towards the man who succeeded in assaulting two young women, entirely unprovoked?

I am not taking it any more. I am not remaining silent whilst people call me names and post about how I deserve to die. I am sick to the back teeth of being branded a ‘whore’ by feminists who aren’t really feminists if they’re using a word associated with slut shaming when nothing about my story even mentions anything sexual. I am fed up with being told by men that they’d rape me then give me a black eye with their dicks and how no one would believe me if I tried to get them arrested because I’m that mad man-hating feminist who lied about being headbutted.

I’m trying to undo all the unfair comments with this post. I’m speaking out to the 3.6 million of you who have read about the situation, whether I was portrayed as a do-gooder or a liar. I am asking you to share this so that I can attempt to clear my name. I understand that the post has spread like wildfire throughout the Internet in it’s entirety and that it’s unlikely I will get any kind of redemption from this, but even if this makes 100 people believe me I’ll feel a little happier about the whole situation.

I’d like to thank the masses of you who believed me and who have offered me your kindness and support from the start, and I’d also like to mention that the chap who ‘debunked’ my original post is on my side. He deleted his blog and apologised to me over a year ago. We went out for a burger to talk it over. We cool.

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bonjiro:

HEADCANON TIME~~

It’s actually a legit rambling of headcanon-ish-ness, despite the impression of my doodling above…

Basically, I like to think that Ganondorf’s hatred (and attempted genocide of) the Gorons is personal, and that he and Darunia are quite familiar with, and opposed to, each other.

All the way back to their childhoods, in fact, where dislike came about for petty childlike things that would grow into adult prejudice and active spite.

I love thinking about the history they could have together.

Now, both being the ‘royalty’ of tribes within Hyrule, I figure both of them probably ran across one another at the castle, as both would likely have been required to present themselves to the Hyrulian King. Generally, I figure they both made their first trek to the castle at a young age, dragged out by their guardians/parentals/current leaders of their respective tribes.

So a young Ganondorf with some sisters in tow, and a young Darunia with presumably his father/predecessor standing by, would have crossed paths at some stage. Royal events, yadda yadda.

Now the Gorons and the Gerudo have interesting counterpoints as it stands.

One, an all female race of desert dwellers doing it tough, masters of archery and skilled warriors with a blade, as well as known thieves. Also likely stonemasons, if the Gerudo symbol scattered around Hyrule on giant slabs in game was any hint.

The other, a mountain dwelling male dominated tribe of sumo wrestlers, who eat rocks—including gems and presumably metals as well—who are known for explosives and blacksmithing. It’s fair to say the Gorons were miners, as well.

Now just off that alone, I’d say the two tribes never really got along all that well to begin with. Both seem to be belligerent and headstrong races, very independent, and with obviously clashing social structure/ideals.

During Ocarina of Time, as well, the reaction to the Gerudo mask by Gorons isn’t favourable at ALL. Darunia himself flat out says he HATES them, and granted, that is after Ganondorf pulled the ‘starve them to death’ card, but that still doesn’t explain why he hates all gerudo and not specifically (in reaction to the mask) make a hateful comment about Ganondorf himself.  

The Gerudo don’t seem fond of Gorons either. Realistically, given the Goron basically think nothing more of most jewellery than a snack, I’m sure thieves would steer well clear of them just on that principal alone—the way the Gerudo prize their gems is probably a massive source of friction too, spiritually speaking. It’s entirely possible that the very symbolism of a Goron eating gems like topaz may even be considered blasphemous in their culture.

Couple that together with what we learn in Skyward sword about the desert having been mined, and then the fact that by Ocarina days, the Gorons are notably the only race who seem to be miners of any sort… Chances are, before the unification, the Gorons may have even had a hand in pilfering some of the desert’s buried goods, or trying to.

And I’ll bet they went tooth and nail during the war.

But back on track, a young Ganondorf and Darunia invariably knew each other, and I generally think they’re about the same age.

I wonder if perhaps Darunia, from his patriarchal tribe, viewed Ganondorf’s no doubt androgynous dress sense and general appearance as overtly feminine and mock worthy, or otherwise also tried to impress specifically masculine traits on the other? Darunia, boisterous and unyielding in his opinions, might have even been the first person to openly question Ganondorf’s masculinity, or worth as a male, in a deriding or doubtful fashion. 

Likewise, I think Ganondorf would have been quite snide with Gorons. They aren’t exactly known for their wit, and as a young Prince among thieves, I’m sure Ganondorf was far better studied and more than likely a witty little brat who jumped at the chance to outsmart and humiliate the Goron’s next Patriarch. Especially considering I actually headcanon that Darunia—and most Gorons—are illiterate and can’t read very well, which is why they pass down stories and knowledge orally.

I think a petty little rivalry between them, whenever the two stayed at the castle at the same time, set the ball rolling on their hate. Little tests to prove they were above the other, or better at something, striving to claim themselves and their people superior.

Sumo matches in the courtyard before supper. Their people’s achievements spouted with growing exaggeration in order to seem the more impressive.

Ganondorf can light a magical flame in his hand, can you do that, claybrain? Darunia can bite a rock in two, ha, chip one of your precious teeth did you, ‘princess’?

You’re a liar and a thief. You’re an idiot rolling down hills.

And then the line is overstepped as they get a little older, and they each cross it happily, going from boyish rivalry to early teens with a grudge.

Turns out Darunia likes Topaz as well, and decides one day to take a chunk out of Ganondorf’s head piece.

Ganondorf sets of some ‘special crop’ in a castle wing and frames Darunia for it.

Gorons severely limit trade with Gerudo, and ban the selling of their weaponry to the West without authorisation.

The Gerudo cut the bridge and begin to hoard their sand and terracotta clay, charging premiums to the Gorons for continued supply.

Ganondorf comes asking after the Spiritual stone of fire, as a King, and has not come for the stone but an excuse to act against his old foe.

Darunia formally tells him to fuck off, as a Patriarch, and cuts the last of the ties with the West for good measure.

Ganondorf cuts off their food supply, smug that someone other than the Gerudo will know what it is to suffer starvation.

Darunia is the first to resist the King of Evil’s reign, and for the first time, flounders to respond in their bitter feud. Thanks to all those tales they used to trade, brazenly boasting their tribe’s legends, Ganondorf has just the thing in mind to silence Darunia once and for all and prove who is superior.

Volvagia. 

Jokes on him when Darunia turns out to be a sage, so I guess it all ends in a draw anyway, but this is how I like to picture things between them.

I just love the idea of them having been little shit kids that just wanted to rip each other’s eyes out, as well. 

All of this is so interesting! But the most painful arrow in it is

Darunia literally couldn’t understand Ganondorf’s problems on any level. They don’t suffer any of the misogyny from Hylian standards that the Gerudo do. They don’t need Hylian or human men (when there’s no king) to ensure the survival of their people; they probably reproduce asexually and then adopt each other. They don’t need human-made goods to live; they largely don’t wear ornaments or clothes. They eat rocks, they practically cannot be hungry as long as they can dig into the right hole in the ground.

and in his anger (and it wasn’t right, it was cruel, but perhaps with context we can see his frustration and rage) Ganondorf shared his one reality that might make Darunia understand. How to starve.

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Anonymous asked: hello! can i ask for a tutorail in hands/arms and legs/feet?

zemael:

Hey! Sorry for the late reply, I haven’t really had time to do the tutorial for you! But, I did one today. It’s kinda messy and not 100% anatomically perfect (I do several flaws myself) but I think I made some good points!

  • Arms:

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Arms cannot be done without shoulders, so that’s why I will include them here. To know how one body part works, you need to understand the other parts too. I suggest drawing a stick figure, as shown above. Do it with shoulders and everything - don’t care about anatomy. Really, don’t - go mad! You can figure out how to deal with the anatomy AFTER you have figured how to draw the body freely.

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I imagine most body parts to be shaped as tear drops, as shown above; especially the arms and legs. Draw them above the stick figure - don’t be afraid to overlap the teardrops. In fact, I suggest it! The best way to understand anatomy is to think of it as shapes and doll-parts.

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After you’ve figured that out, do several, VERY tiny, small doodles like these. Go crazy - don’t bother with anatomy just yet. Do them also very quickly and so small you can’t think of the details. Just keep doing this until you sorta understand how arms work. 

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Here is a doodle of a “real” arm, and as you can see, how it’s shaped it resembles the teardrops above. A general rule is to constantly draw the body in curves - male AND female. NEVER draw a single line straight.

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I mentioned before I thought it was important to include shoulders/other body parts to understand another. This is why. The body basically has a “flow” when you move. The red lines clearly shows the flow. This is also how you can create a dynamic pose: think of the flow. The muscles are formed that way to be able to function. Which reminds me, buy some good anatomy books. And I’m talking about more or less MEDICAL anatomy books - you think you won’t need it - but trust me, it’s more useful than you can imagine. I do NOT suggest buying “stylistic” anatomy books, like Christopher Hart (ugh NO), for example, as these can mislead you. Medical anatomy books CANNOT because they MUST be right.

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And for the last part, here’s some “do’s” and “don’ts”. It’s important to remember the muscles between the neck and shoulders. Many, especially when drawing females, forget this. It’s true the most visible it is - the more muscular you will look. But even the most petite people have these. Your neck literally would not function if you didn’t have these supporters. Then, the arms below is just to show why it’s important to draw the body with curves. Many have probably heard “straight lines for males” which is a complete lie. They will look stiff and unnatural. Curves can both empathize muscles AND fat. Heck, even your bones aren’t straight.

  • Legs:

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Legs certainly are the hardest. There’s a good reason for this; because they’re one of our most strongest muscles, and they are more or less dominating when it comes to poses (together with the spine). However, just like with the arms, draw a stick figure. I won’t suggest drawing them completely straight, as you can see here, as it will add weight. Do teardrops shapes. As for the hips - think of them as panties or briefs. This is not a MUST; but it will help; I think!

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And just like the arms, do small doodles. Don’t be serious, play around until you get the idea.

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As you can see, these legs easily can be turned into teardrops even when they’re detailed like this.

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Now, what makes legs/hips interesting is that the way fat gathers there. Although not a must, seeing as we’re all different, females tend to get more fat there than men. Usually, however, it’s not at the SIDE of the hips, but at the thighs, calves and the “love handles”. (Excuse my english, aaah…) Women also tend to have bigger hips, but again, it’s not a must. It’s not uncommon to have small hips, either; or big hips for men, etc.

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Of course, the legs too follow the “flow”!

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Something worth noting is the “Standing point” The standing point is basically a straight line, and the further away you are from the line; the more unbalanced you are. To create a dynamic pose you should avoid that line as much as possible. However, if you want to look balanced/realistic, have the one leg stand there for support. The leg to the left is balanced, as you can see one of the legs is taking all the weight; with other words, it’s the support leg-making it balanced. The legs to the right, however, are likely to fall over if she keeps standing like that! edit: <- that explanation was horrible. Hope you still get it.

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Now for some more do’s and don’ts. I already mentioned the barbie legs, invisible heels and micro-mini crotch in my previous tutorial, but these two are different. I see this mistake a lot; when you sit down, your thighs will become wider because you’re pressing all the fat to the sides. Now, this also depends on how you’re positioning your legs. How much it widens depends on how much fat you have in the first place; but it will always be there.

And then there’s this awkward “thigh gap”. Before I get any haters telling me how I “thin shame”, please, take a seat and read this. Good? Good. How much space you actually have between your thighs depends fully on how you’re standing, bending, angle, body type and everything else. However, the one to the left? Not likely.

  • Hands:

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- Okay, I’m getting really lazy now; so I’ll be quick. Draw a rectangle. Sorta like this; it doesn’t have to be exactly like this - since hands can be shaped VERY differently. Just compare to your friends.

- Draw a little triangle attached to it.

- Now, the fingers! How long they should be and etc doesn’t really matter either. But if you’re unsure, draw them as tear drops, too.

- Now, flesh out the fingers! Starting to look like a hand, sort of.

- Then draw the details and fix things you didn’t like. I really don’t like the way this is drawn but I’m just tired right now.

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Just like the legs/arms, practice by doing that simple figure really quickly.

  • Feet:

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Okay, I’m getting really lazy. Plus, feet are SUPER HARD- I’m just going to say this: think of them as triangles. Overlap them; think of it as 3D!

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Practice practice practice! And medical anatomy books. And photo references. And real-life references!

Hope this helped! \o/ As I said, I’m nowhere near perfect but, ahh, I tried.

Edit: Good damn did I make many typos

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Legend of Zelda ideas free to good home. Wolfos puppies also free to good home?

Some LoZ ideas I had today:

Bulbin highschool AU
(and no they can’t *all* be in the moped/ motorcycle gang. With all the scaffolding, towers and supply lines they build in TP, there’s gotta be bulblin nerds and tinkerers, too. Hacker spaces maybe?. Musical instruments are also canon…Oh man >_>)

Wolfos puppies
(Though I wonder if wolfos are a species that reproduces sexually; they could also be cursed humans (Lost Woods does not like tresspassers), or conjured up creatures. Still. Wolfos puppies! :> )

Bashful/ socially awkward moblin. (Prone to blushing and dwelling on past faux pas)

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whitepeoplesaidwhat:

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

Get this boy to Disney world

whitepeoplesaidwhat:

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

Get this boy to Disney world

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whitesupremacymemes asked: You do realize that it was whites that ended slavery and have invented almost everything, right?

whitepeoplestealingculture:

Black Inventions:

  1. Air conditioning unit

  2. Almanac

  3. Auto cut-off switch

  4. Auto fishing device

  5. Automatic gear shift
  6. Baby buggy (aka stroller)
  7. Bicycle frame
  8. Biscuit cutter
  9. Blood plasma bag
  10. Cellular phone
  11. Chamber commode
  12. Clothes dryer
  13. Curtain rod and curtain rod support
  14. Door knob
  15. Dust pan
  16. Door stop
  17. Egg beater
  18. Electric light bulb
  19. Elevator
  20. Eye protector
  21. Fire escape ladder
  22. Fire extinguisher
  23. Folding bed
  24. Folding chair
  25. Fountain pen
  26. Furniture caster
  27. Gas mask
  28. Golf tee
  29. Guitar
  30. Hair brush
  31. Hand stamp
  32. Horse shoe
  33. Ice cream scooper
  34. Improved sugar making
  35. Insect-destroyer gun
  36. Ironing board
  37. Key chain
  38. Lantern
  39. Lawn mower
  40. Lawn sprinkler
  41. Lemon squeezer
  42. Lock
  43. Lubricating cup
  44. Lunch pail
  45. Mail box
  46. Mop
  47. Motor
  48. Peanut butter
  49. Pencil sharpener
  50. Phone transmitter
  51. Record arm player
  52. Refrigerator
  53. Riding saddles
  54. Rolling pin
  55. Shampoo headrest
  56. Spark plug
  57. Stethoscope
  58. Stove
  59. Straightening comb
  60. Street sweeper
  61. Thermostat control
  62. Traffic light
  63. Tricycle
  64. Typewriter
  65. Jazz (and subgenres)
  66. Hip Hop (and subgenres)
  67. Rock n Roll 
  68. Speech (Africans first to use language)
  69. Writing (before it became more complex in Mesopotamia)
  70. Medicine (Ancient Egypt)
  71. Architecture (Ancient Egypt)
  72. Mathematics (prehistoric)
  73. Mining of minerals
  74. Iron smelting
  75. Religion
  76. Laws
  77. International trade
  78. Philosophy (dates back to before Ancient Egypt was before Ancient Egypt if you know what I mean)
  79. Art (oldest art known is 75,000 years old found in South Africa)

Muslim Inventions:

  1. Hospitals
  2. Surgery
  3. Algebra
  4. Coffee
  5. First to invent a flying machine
  6. University
  7. Optics (eye stuff)
  8. Instruments in music
  9. Toothbrush
  10. Crank connecting rod system
  11. Perfume

Central and South American inventions:

  1. First try at the color television
  2. Ochoaplane, a folding wing airplane
  3. Acceleglove, a glove that can translate sign language into speech
  4. Rocket belt
  5. Air-pressure powered driver for pneumatic ventricular assist device
  6. A method for preforming cable for promoting adhesion to overmolded sensor body for Delphi Technologies Inc
  7. Contraceptive pill
  8. The pen
  9. Discovering mosquitos are cure to yellow fever
  10. One of the world’s earliest submarines
  11. Photographs

Chinese inventions:

  1. Silk fabric
  2. Ink
  3. Irrigation canals
  4. The kite
  5. Poetry
  6. Domestication of rice
  7. Umbrella
  8. Handheld crossbow
  9. Paper
  10. Wheelbarrow
  11. Seismoscope
  12. Abacus
  13. Toilet paper
  14. Porcelain
  15. Gunpowder
  16. Flamethrower
  17. Magnetic compass
  18. Circulation of paper currency (paper money)
  19. Land mines

Sumerian inventions:

  1. First written language
  2. The wheel

Babylonian invention:

  1. Soap

Mesopotamian inventions:

  1. Parasol
  2. Map making
  3. Discovery of alcohol

Middle Eastern inventions (prehistoric):

  1. Food supply
  2. Domestication of the cat and cattle

Judea:

  1. Weaving

Southeast Asian invention (prehistoric):

  1. Domestication of chicken

Syrian invention:

  1. The mirror

Persian inventions:

  1. Ice cream
  2. Windmill
  3. Vertical sails

Indian inventions:

  1. Modern numbering system (also in Arabia)
  2. Chess

Korea

  1. Metal movable type
  2. Ironclad “turtleboat”

Filipino inventions:

  1. Karaoke
  2. Medical incubator
  3. Moon buggy
  4. Erythromycin
  5. Yoyo
  6. Video phone
  7. Computer microchips
  8. Isolated rice breeds
  9. Drug detection
  10. Jeepney (Jeeps)
  11. Patis

Native American inventions:

  1. Maple syrup
  2. Hammock
  3. Lacrosse

Inuit inventions:

  1. Kayak
  2. Parka
  3. Toboggan

Hawaiian invention:

  1. Surfing

Also, whites didn’t end slavery. Abraham Lincoln didn’t care about Black people and slavery until he knew that slavery was a very important economic part of the South, so he threatened to end slavery if they didn’t surrender because then the Confederate states would crumble, which is mostly what happened after they had to surrender. Slavery wasn’t necessary over after the Emancipation Proclamation, either. He only freed the slaves in the South. Sharecropping happened so after, which is basically slavery but only with drowning in debt so the Black families could become dependent on the white folk they’re on the land and work for.

Goodbye honky.

- Jess

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