The Pumpkinfest Riot Reeks of White Privilege

jake-like-cake:

ivybradley:

You may have seen #pumpkinfest trending on Twitter last night. My fiancé Bret and I live and work in/near Keene and Bret was in Keene for part of the riot picking up friends who were stuck in town. He showed me some videos he took and I was absolutely disgusted, so I wrote down my thoughts. Sorry…

So much of this is incorrect. Many of the rioters in keene were guests and visitors to the area from other colleges, universities, etc. From a keene state student perspective, I can personally promise you that the Keene State community is ashamed by the actions of those involved. So much so that this morning, Sunday, October 19th, many students participated in a spontaneous city wide clean up as an apology. This clean up was organized through social media and word of mouth in under 10 hours. With remarkable turn out. The fact that you say Keene Staters are gleefully unapologetic is an outrage and completely subjective and incorrect.

Keene state had a very wonderful cleanup this morning. That’s the KSC I can appreciate. Lots of people have been saying that there were people from other colleges and even high school there at the riot. Law enforcement needs to find who they are and give them consequences. There’s a lot of good in KSC. But walking down Grove St on a regular night, it’s easy to see why residents are frustrated with some of the behavior of groups of students that go to KSC. Unfortunately, they continue to give college kids a bad rap.

The Pumpkinfest Riot Reeks of White Privilege

ivybradley:

You may have seen #pumpkinfest trending on Twitter last night. My fiancé Bret and I live and work in/near Keene and Bret was in Keene for part of the riot picking up friends who were stuck in town. He showed me some videos he took and I was absolutely disgusted, so I wrote down my thoughts. Sorry…

 It really does. My husband is a Keene State Alum and we both live in Keene, close enough to campus that our eyes were burning from the tear gas in the air last night from our apartment. It’s seemed like Pumkinfest for the college kids has gotten progressively worse over the last 3 years when it comes to partying. I am sickened by the attitude of some of these kids posting selfies and complaining about police brutality- and further comparing it to Ferguson. This is not Ferguson. This was not a peaceful protest. This was a bunch of drunk, entitled white kids being assholes just to be assholes- rioting for their right to party irresponsibly. I’m sorry but a huge, out of control, drunken party a few blocks away from an event where families and children are is absolutely an appropriate reason for police to step in and take action. My heart goes out to KSC students who were not involved, and for the emergency personnel that worked hard last night trying to calm things down. I fear they may cancel Pumpkinfest for next year- which is a shame because we enjoy costuming downtown. I sincerely hope the college expels every student involved. Last night was very embarrassing for Keene. Even more embarrassing to know we have such stupidity and entitled brats in our town.

I’m not one who gets into the super creepy part of Halloween, but I do like a good ghost story. This one is for the SCBWI October prompt where we were asked to illustrate a Halloween monster with our own spin. Mine is the Headless Horse Kid.

I’m not one who gets into the super creepy part of Halloween, but I do like a good ghost story. This one is for the SCBWI October prompt where we were asked to illustrate a Halloween monster with our own spin. Mine is the Headless Horse Kid.

Latest Video made during the #fursuitfriday tinychat event! Check out our shiny new lights! I’m just being a goofball as always.

Surprised my fiance’s cousin for her birthday party over the summer. She loves dogs and was excited about doing the hula with one! She knew it was me but enjoyed every moment and asked me to bring Halla back next year. #fursuitfriday

Surprised my fiance’s cousin for her birthday party over the summer. She loves dogs and was excited about doing the hula with one! She knew it was me but enjoyed every moment and asked me to bring Halla back next year. #fursuitfriday

Vacuuming the livingroom can be as fun as you make it to be.

…..this might make an awesome gif.

dolphin-rambles asked:

Can I just say thank you for the Asperger's awareness piece you did. I am sure it was unintentional that you used a dolphin as the connecting point and the point of interest, but it resonates a bit too perfectly with me, and it has made me the most elated person right now, and has brought so much joy to my life. Dolphins have always been my interest, and I am glad that I cam across that piece while having a sleepless night and just scrolling through Tumblr. Thank you~

dolphin-rambles:

mommashaus:

You’re welcome and thank you! The little boy in the illustration is inspired by a real life little person that I know who happens to have a deep connection with dolphins and whales. :)

I am glad I am not the only out there. While he might be young, I would still recommend that if possible, show him “Blackfish” if he hasn’t seen it, and do what you can to encourage that exploration. His interest might change, it might not. Being 21 now, I can say that my interest was and has been life long. If there is any resources on dolphins you think he might like, I would be more than happy to link them and recommend them :> 

He’s a little too young for Blackfish right now, and quite a bit young for the internet. If he remains interested, I’m pretty sure he will find that film on his own one day when he is older ;)