my piece for the @notyourpuppetsfanzine!!! I was sort of inspired by not only the bubble, but my own childhood/younger teen years/general time period of when I was in a uh, bad situation. I tended to “escape from reality” (gravity falls pun intended haha) by daydreaming, doing art, and coming up with stories. I thought about how I’d kind of feel when you wrap yourself up in that fun, fake world, and it just makes the real world and the reality of your situation feel worse. I mean yeah it’s nice to have an escape, just everything feels dull in comparison until you get a real escape and the world becomes as bright as your fantasies. anyway, this project was really such an amazing thing to work on- really, I can’t put into words how much it means to me, not only seeing it complete but by seeing the heartfelt response to it. I never thought people could care that much, but I guess people surprise you in the best ways sometimes. <3
abuse is addictive due to brain’s hormonal response to extreme stimuli and it’s still not the victim’s fault if they crave abuse or feel restless and anxious without it, it does not mean they wanted it or deserved it, they’ve been hurt so much their brain is damaged by it, nobody on this planet consents to brain damage or wants to cope with feeling absolutely dreadful all the time and craving pain so much while feeling guilty and ashamed for feeling it, it takes ages to stabilize and have your brain hormones regulated properly again but it can and will happen so just keep hanging in there, you are healing all the time no matter what you do
I’m calling shit on all the time abusive
parents say “How old are you? How do you not know this? ” when they
haven’t even fucking tried to actually show you or teach you like a fucking
human being because no, you assholes, information you’ve been withholding from
me does not pop up inside of my head with every new birthday, if you thought I
was old enough to know something how about you fucking sat me down and
explained it like a fucking person, instead of acting like I should know it from thin air when it’s your fucking job to teach me, why the fuck do you act like your job
is to humiliate and shame me for not knowing shit you haven’t ever told me, or
you actively made sure i was too busy processing trauma to ever fucking pick up
on it. The fact that I don’t know that shit is on you, and not me, you should
be fucking ashamed of failing to give me any useful information on life, giving
me bunch of completely wrong, worthless and manipulative info, and withholding
anything I could actually use. Do you think a good parent forces their child to
grovel and clasp at any bit of information and knowledge in life completely on
their own, without any guidance, help, explanations or patience? Do you think a
good parent humiliates their child for not having information they were never
given access to? No they fucking don’t and if you really wanted me to know
something you’d tell me and not act like I’m a fucking idiot because you think
life is a competition in making others feel stupid so you’d feel better about
It’s summer vacation season and many families will be lucky enough to be heading off for at least a few days. At least half of parents say quality time together is the most important reason to take a family vacation, according to a national survey by the rental car company Alamo.
Still, there will inevitably be downtime: at airports, on planes, trains or in the backseat. So one new travel necessity is a tablet or smartphone loaded up for the kids with an extra charger or battery.
In an ideal world, our kids’ screen time won’t be a bleeping, blooping, brain-rotting distraction, but a creative and fun, even educational diversion. So NPR Ed reached out to some experts for recommendations and guidelines on helping pick the best apps, for backseat time or any time.
Title: July Third Author: redneterp Rating: General Audiences Warnings: None Apply Completed: Yes Word count: 2148 Summary: In
which a certain Canadian hockey robot visits a Georgia boy, pies are baked
(naturally!), declarations are made, and MamaBittle is Awesome.
memorable line: “Yeah, but I can’t kiss my boyfriend over
Skype, now can I?”