31 7 / 2014

imweirdforever:

I can’t stop laughing 😂😂😂😂 This is too funny 😂😂 

Found it on twitter. Probably the best thing so far 😂

imweirdforever:

I can’t stop laughing 😂😂😂😂 This is too funny 😂😂

Found it on twitter. Probably the best thing so far 😂

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31 7 / 2014

  • [drunk joly voice] no ssshhh SSSHHH HE'S GONNA
  • [drunk joly voice] ok go
  • [drunk combeferre voice] theeeeeeeeeeere's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium, and hydrogen and oxygen and nitrogen and rhenium........

31 7 / 2014

infinitefandoms:

strangerinsidethetardis:

fairgroundsoldier:

i love how tumblr is like personally offended by 50 shades of grey

#we all read better fanfiction

#we all WRITE better fanfiction

we all realize what the hell consent vs. abuse is. 

(Source: hannibalitus, via aslanthemouse)

31 7 / 2014

30 7 / 2014

  • 1: follows frodo everywhere
  • 1: gives last of the food they have to frodo despite being hungry himself
  • 1: protects frodo at all costs
  • 1: saves frodo's life countless times
  • 1: willing to go after frodo to mordor
  • 1: GOES with frodo to mordor
  • 1: suspicious of anything and everything that might hurt frodo
  • 1: willing to carry the burden of the ring for frodo
  • 2: leads frodo along some mountains
  • 3: ...
  • 3: im sorry, sam. you cant help me anymore. ill trust this mentally disturbed and previously poisoned by the ring creature thats killed his friend before instead.

30 7 / 2014

pbsnature:

Let’s hear it for beavers! (The full #LeaveItToBeavers episode is available online: http://to.pbs.org/1rGKWUn

pbsnature:

Let’s hear it for beavers! (The full #LeaveItToBeavers episode is available online: http://to.pbs.org/1rGKWUn

30 7 / 2014

loki-of-sassgaard:

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

When I was in middle school, one of my teachers told my mum that she thought I might be struggling with depression, and that she was worried I might be at risk for self harming. My mum said I was too young for that and ignored it.

When I was in high school, my doctor said the same thing to my mum, and gave me a referral to see a therapist. My mum said I was too young, and threw the referral away, and told me that since I was in the drama club, to just act happy.

When I was in college, I told my mum that I couldn’t fucking cope with everything and I didn’t want to be in college. She told me to just grow up.

When I finally snapped and just decided to wander my way down to Vegas, she acted like this was completely out of the blue and couldn’t understand why I would have done such a pointlessly stupid thing.

(via serendipitousramblings)

30 7 / 2014

gallifreyfalls:

Harry Potter spells [Game edition 1]

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30 7 / 2014

neckbearcl:

sexhaver:

okay since yall seem to be incapable of identifying fake sj posts here’s a handy guide:

  1. go to the source of the post
  2. check the tags
  3. if it’s tagged with two thousand variations of “otherkin” and “headspace” and “sj” then it is 100% fake no exceptions and if you reblog it unironically you are a bad person

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30 7 / 2014

sherlock-awa-holmes:

Just to clarify 

sherlock-awa-holmes:

Just to clarify 

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