and you don't even understand what they say!

anonymous asked:

Hi Alice, odd question but: Do you believe asexuals belong in the LGBT community? I have a friend who identifies this way, but as a trans girl, I'm struggling to understand how she has to go through the same things as an LGBT person by being asexual. And struggle aside, I don't even see how asexuality is THAT different from heterosexuality, just with more... hesitation!? Maybe this sounds rude, but I know you've written about asexual people etc, and I wondered what you thought. No shade intended

Hi there. I’m glad you reached out to me about this because you must have really upset your friend by saying stuff like this to them.

It’s easy to see why not only cishet people, but also LGBT+ people, think that asexuality is fake. The world is awash with sex and sexual attraction. It’s everywhere. And everyone is supposed to want it and feel it. It’s so extremely normalised that the idea that someone could be literally UNABLE to feel sexual attraction is, to many people, absolutely bizarre and a joke.

Even if you acknowledge that asexuality is real, it’s also easy to see why you would be so quick to reject and get angry at asexual people who call themselves LGBT+. Because asexual people are not like you, are they. Unless they are trans, asexuals don’t have gender troubles, and unless they experience same-gender romantic attraction, asexuals don’t experience same-gender attraction! Lesbian, bi, gay etc people can all be joined together in their experience of same gender attraction, and all trans folks, binary and non binary, can be joined together in their experience of feeing a disconnect from their assigned birth gender.

The result? No one wants asexuals near them. People can’t relate. No one else feels the way asexuals do and people don’t think they should be part of the group. They’re not the same as you.

But oh god, they are not allowed in the cishet club either.

The first thing you need to try and unlearn is that asexuality is in any way similar to heterosexuality. It’s not. It’s so, so fucking not. It’s painful how different it feels to be asexual compared to being heterosexual. Telling an ace person that asexuality isn’t ‘THAT different from heterosexuality’ is about as accurate as saying being gay isn’t ‘THAT different from heterosexuality’. Being asexual means you do not experience sexual attraction, ever. EVER. And while that might seem easy to you, it’s an extremely painful and terrifying thing to learn about yourself, in a world where everyone is expected to have an array of sexual experiences, fall in love, get married, and anyone who doesn’t do that is strange and a freak.

Learning you are asexual can be terrifying. When you realise you’ve never had a crush, when all your friends have had ten each, you are terrified. When you pass the age where people have started dating and having sex and you still feel nothing - NOTHING - you are terrified. When you think about ever falling in love and the idea disgusts you, or you think about falling in love and you crave it, god you CRAVE it, but you know you can’t ever feel that, you are terrified. When you realise you will never be able to enjoy a normal romantic/sexual relationship, the ones full of passion like you see in the movies, and people will reject you because you can’t fancy them in that way, and there’s a higher chance for you than anyone else that you will simply die alone, without love, without children - you are terrified.

You think being ace is the same as heterosexuality? You think it’s an easy thing to learn about yourself? Explain the terror, then. I’m all ears.

The fact you see asexuality as 'hesitation’ is really horrifying to me. Asexuals aren’t attracted to the opposite gender but 'hesitant’ to act on it. Asexuals DO NOT feel attraction. To anyone. It’s not a choice. It’s not a way of life. It’s not the same as celibacy out of choice, or being a 'prude’, or waiting till marriage. It is ingrained in you, just like being gay is, just like being trans is. It is a part of you that no matter how hard you try to will it away, no matter how hard you try to persuade yourself otherwise, you cannot help it. You DO NOT feel attracted to ANYONE.

And in saying all this, I fully acknowledge that asexuals do not experience the extent of oppression that other LGBT+ folks do. There are no laws regarding asexuality. Lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and other LGBT+ folks no doubt experience a higher level and intensity of systematic oppression to asexuals, more frequently go through hard experiences due to their orientation or gender. But since when did being LGBT+ become a competition for 'who’s the most oppressed’? Is that what LGBT+ is? You’re only allowed in the club if you’re 'oppressed enough’? If you’re 'gay enough’? If you’re 'trans enough’?

If you need persuading that asexuals do experience their own form of oppression, though, consider the number of asexuals who are coerced into sex in order to 'fix’ them. Consider the emotional pain that I have already discussed, of feeling that there is something fundamentally wrong and gross about you because you feel attracted to no one. Consider the number of asexuals who are hounded or emotionally abused by their families for failing to find partners. Consider the number of asexuals who force themselves to have sexual experiences, because it is the norm, because they don’t even know what asexuality is, because THEY think that they are just 'hesitant’, despite finding sex disgusting and feeling no desire to do it. Do you really think asexuals are just running around, free and happy and content in who they are? They aren’t. I’m not.

So go ahead. Cast aside asexuals if you want. Call them attention-seeking, call them special snowflakes. Ignore the pain they feel. Make them go through it alone, in pain, terrified of what they are. Why on earth would the LGBT+ community be a place to support people like that!?

Messages like the one you have just sent me gives me further reason to never talk about that part of myself. To just sit and cry about it at home day after day because I do not like myself. Because I feel that nobody will accept me or understand who I am. I could list the number of things people have said to me to discredit and laugh at this part of myself, but it’s people like you who make me embarrassed to talk about it, too scared to own a label and talk about it freely and openly.

I thought, going into this, that the LGBT+ community was one of total respect, understanding, and empathy. I learnt pretty quickly that it is not.

I send love to your asexual friend. I really, really do.

Disclaimer: I am very aware of the nuances of asexuality, of the differences between romantic/aesthetic/sexual attraction, but sadly it seems that many people can’t even grasp the basic concept of asexuality, so I don’t quite think they’re ready for that yet.

  • Non-kpop fan: I don't understand why you're so obsessed with Korean music???? You probably don't even know what they're saying so what's the point in listening to it???
  • Non-kpop fan: *proceeds to listen to Despacito on repeat without understanding a word of Spanish*
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Let’s be real for a moment shall we? The guy on the right eats healthy and works out regularly. The guy on the left does the exact same thing. Social media is a place where we all filter out everything but the best representations of ourselves and share it with others. Because face it we all want others to see us at our very best. What happens though is when you compare yourself to the very best version of someone else it makes it incredibly hard to be happy with any version of yourself. So here’s a comparison of a real world me and a flexed best version of me. Because let’s face it I don’t walk around flexing everywhere I go. I wear comfortable cloths, I lounge around, I like to relax and I certainly don’t always look like the best versions of myself I share from time to time.
Social media plays a major part in body image issues and even I can say I’ve fallen victim to it comparing my progress to someone else’s. There’s a constant pressure to look perfect and it’s a toxic mindset to fall into.
Don’t compare yourself to the person that’s posing in front of the camera and only showing you the very best version of themselves. You have to remind yourself of who you are and what is real.

Things You Can do to Help Disabled People That Don't Cost A Cent
  • Do not talk about an obviously disabled person in front of them as if they can’t hear or understand you.
  • Do not talk to a disabled person’s companion instead of them.  
  • Ask permission before touching people, or their wheelchairs/other equipment. Even if you want to help.
  • Ask disabled people about their lives and really listen to their answers.  (Within reason. Asking people personal questions about their sex lives, for example, is rude unless you are very close to them and they’ve communicated they’re OK with that).
  • Listen to what they say whether they are speaking, writing, typing, using text to speech, using a letterboard, using PECS, gesturing, using sign language, or using any other form of communication.  People who cannot speak can still communicate.
  • Stand up for people you see getting bullied.
  • Understand that disabled people don’t just need friends, they can be friends, too.
  • Every public place does not need to have loud, blaring music and TVs with flashing screens.  
  • If you blog, put bright, flashing images that can trigger seizures under a cut so that people with seizures can avoid looking at them.
  • If a job can possibly be done without a person driving, don’t require candidates to drive/have a driver’s license, and don’t interview candidates and then reject them because they don’t drive.
  • When talking to someone who has trouble speaking or stutters, and takes a long time to speak, wait for them to answer. Don’t keep repeating the question or pressuring them. Yes, if you’re like me and your mind is going really fast and you forget what people are saying if they take too long, it can be hard to be patient.  Do it anyway.
  • If you are talking to a deaf person, make it easier for them to lip-read by facing towards them while looking at them, and not covering your mouth with your hands.
  • If you are talking to someone with hearing impairment or auditory processing disorder, it is more helpful to slow down or rephrase what you’re saying than to just speak more loudly.  
  • Some disabled people have difficulty understanding nonliteral language such as metaphors and idioms (e.g., “a stitch in time saves nine”). If you’re talking to someone like this, try explaining what you mean by these figures of speech, or just not using them.
  • Recognize that failure to make eye contact does not mean someone is lying to you. It may be uncomfortable for them.
  • Recognize that unwillingness to go out to loud, crowded bars does not mean someone isn’t interested in socializing with you.
  • If people have difficulty spelling, or using the appropriate jargon/terminology for your social group, do not assume they’re stupid.  You may need to paraphrase some “jargon” for them.
  • Recognize that a person can need time alone and it doesn’t mean they don’t like you or want to be with you. It’s just something they need so they can function at their best.
  • If a person does not recognize you, do not assume they don’t care about you.  They may be face-blind.
  • If a person does not remember your birthday (or other major names, numbers, or dates) do not assume they don’t care about you. They may simply have a bad memory.
  • Understand that a disabled person’s talents, however esoteric, are real, not unimportant “splinter skills.”
  • Colorblindness affects more than just knowing what color something is.  To a colorblind person, colors that they can’t see will look the same if they have the same degree of lightness/darkness.  That means that to a red-green colorblind person, a red rose on a green background will blend in instead of contrast starkly, and the Chicago CTA El map will be difficult to understand.  Understand that something that stands out to you and seems obvious may literally not be visible to a colorblind person.
  • Accept stimming.
  • Don’t tell them “but you look so normal.” But, if they accomplish something you know they were working really hard to do, it’s great to compliment them on it.
  • Understand that a person can be working incredibly hard to do something and may still not perform as well as you’d like them to, as well as the average person would, or as well as the situation demands.
  • If someone has a major medical problem, disability, or chronic illness, then just eating some special healthy diet or exercising more isn’t going to cure it. It might help, it might hurt, it might do nothing, but they’ve probably heard it before, and it’s none of your business in any case.
  • A person with OCD knows that checking or counting or whatever compulsion they perform won't really prevent disaster from happening, it’s just a compulsion. That doesn’t stop them from feeling the need to do it anyway.  A person with anxiety may know at least some of their fears are irrational or unlikely to occur. That doesn’t stop them from feeling anxious.  A person with trichotillomania may know it hurts them to pull out their hair or pick at their skin, but they have trouble stopping themselves anyway.  A depressed person may know they would feel better if they got out of their house and talked to people, but that doesn’t make them feel any more up to doing those things. A person who hallucinates may know the hallucinations aren’t real, but that doesn’t make them go away or feel less upsetting.  You see the pattern?  You can’t cure people with mental illnesses by telling them they’re being irrational or hurting themselves.  If it were that easy, they’d have cured themselves already.
  • Do not tell a person with ADHD or mental illness that they should not be taking medication.  This is a personal decision. Furthermore, since medications have wide-ranging effects on people’s bodies and minds and often unpleasant side effects, most people taking medications have thought through the issue, done a cost-benefit analysis, and decided that the ability to function better is worth it.  Their decision should be respected.
  • A disabled person with intellectual disability who has the academic or IQ abilities of, say, a seven year old does not actually have the mind of a seven year old. They have different life experiences, needs, stages of life, bodies, and so on.
  • If a disabled person is having a meltdown, they are not angry, they are terrified.  They’re not throwing a tantrum or being aggressive, they have gone into fight or flight. The best thing you can do is remain calm yourself and help them calm down. It may help to keep your distance, keep your voice low and calm, let them retreat to a safe place if they know to do that, or remind them to do so if they don’t.  Reasoning with them won’t work well because they’re unlikely to be able to hear and understand you.  The worst thing you can do is start yelling yourself, threatening them, be violent to them, cut off their escape route, or get right up in their personal space.  

Other ideas?  Please reblog and add more.  The more the merrier.

anonymous asked:

Okay, serious talking now. What would be the worst point in each paladin to attack. We know about Lance's insecurities, but what else? What about the others? I want to read your opinion because you do awsome meta and character analysis.

???????? Wow, thank you ;A; And I’m not sure if I can answer this well for all paladins but I’ll try^^ [tl;dr at the end because this post has gotten really long]


Let’s start with Lance. Lance honestly has many points to attack, which is probably why this fandom is so focused on langst. It’s easy to create content for that because we have so much to work with:

1. his insecurities about his role on the team and in general

I already wrote a lot about it here (and also here a little), desperately trying to figure out how strong these insecurities are but there is no doubt that they exist^^ Surprisingly, they actually seem to be very strong, to the point that fandom only exaggerates them slightly. Lance is just pretty good at hiding them.

2. homesickness

Lance is homesick. Really homesick. He’s homesick to the point that he would leave a party to hang out alone and get lost in his memories:

He is also the one that references his life on Earth the most often. “I missed 14 days for a stomachache in 3rd grade that I never really had”, “That’s the tagline of 6 of my favorite movies” - those are little things, not very important in the overall picture but they prove that he thinks back to his past. 

3. fear of death/unnatural things that are dangerous

Lance isn’t afraid of aliens, that’s not what I mean with it - I’m talking about the episode Crystal Venom where the castle was trying to kill him. Here is an analysis on how deeply that episode really disturbed him. As for his fear of dying - he is the one that has been confronted with death the most of all the paladins (excluding Shiro - but Shiro has lost/repressed lots of his traumatic memories). Here’s proof:

S1E1. He thought Hunk had died in the explosion when they were trying to retrieve the yellow lion. S1E4. The explosion nearly killed him - “you would have died if Hunk and Coran hadn’t gotten a new crystal” (Pidge, S1E6). S1E9. He almost got sucked out of an airlock. S2E2. The snake monster thingy got free of the stone and Lance was in the direct line of fire.

He was the one screaming “we’re gonna die, we’re gonna die!!” in S2E5 when they had to hold the lenses for the wormhole maker. Lance is scared of death not despite but because he knows it the best of all of them. He almost died multiple times and he saw his friends almost dying multiple times (the Hunk thingy I included above, when he saved Coran from the explosion, when he thought he had to save Coran in “Crystal Venom”, when Pidge in the cube episode got shot down and didn’t reply to them). Look at his reaction vs the reaction of the other paladins when they thought Allura had died:

They are all shocked and disbelieving, meanwhile Lance:

He’s neither shocked nor disbelieving, he’s just hurt. One of his deepest fears became reality and there is nothing he could do about it.

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“OH… YOU MEAN THE BOY? HMM…”

“I DON’T THINK SO… AFTER ALL, YOUR PEOPLE TOOK FAMILY FROM ME. I’M RETURNING THE FAVOR~”

“AH, SANS… SO WE MEET AGAIN. I THOUGHT YOU DIDN’T WANT TO SEE ME~ THAT’S WHY YOU TRAPPED ME BACK IN HERE, IS IT NOT?”

“HMM… I WONDER…”

“THIS HUMAN BOY IS HALF OF MY KIND.”

“DOES THAT MAKE YOU… THE FATHER?”

“TELL ME, SANS. HOW IS THAT ESSENCE TREATING YOU?”

“THERE’S STILL MUCH THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE THE TRANSFORMATION’S FULLY COMPLETE”

“AND YOU WILL BECOME JUST…”

“LIKE…”

“ME.”

“LET’S SEE WHAT WE HAVE OF THE ESSENCE SO FAR…”

“WHAT??? THE ESSENCE! IT’S NOTHING BUT A SCAR!”

“WHERE IS IT?”

“DON’T PLAY COY WITH ME! THE ESSENCE I PUT INSIDE YOUR SOUL! WHERE IS IT?!”

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“ANSWER ME!!!”

“AGH, WHAT IS THIS??”

Took me long enough to finish this part xDD

@superyoumna

2D's Secret to happiness
  • Murdoc: You know 2D, I don't understand how you can be so positive and optimistic even after what you've been through. How do you do it?
  • 2D: Well, I'll tell you my secret, Murdoc!
  • 2D: *Inhales*
  • 2D: I lie to myself.
  • Murdoc: Uh...what?
  • 2D: Every morning when I wake up, I say 'Everything is gonna be okay!' but I'm lying. And I don't know how much longer I can do it.
  • Murdoc: O_O...
Things Keith Probably Says to Sick Lance

- “God, Lance. Don’t be so dramatic.”

- “You probably aren’t even that sick.” 

- “Did you steal my blanket, Lance??”

- “What? No! I will not cuddle you! Oh my god, Lance!”

- “LANCE, WHAT THE FUCK?? YOU’RE BURNING UP!!”

- “NO, JESUS, GET INTO BED. WHAT THE FUCK??” 

- “I DON’T UNDERSTAND?? YOU WERE FINE LIKE FIVE SECONDS AGO??”

- “WHY DIDN’T YOU SAY YOU WERE THIS SICK SOONER?” 

- “HOW THE FUCK DID YOU TAKE THAT GALRA OUT WHILE THIS SICK?”

- “Fuck, okay, it’s going to be fine. I can handle this. NO YOU HUSH AND REST, LANCE! I SAID I CAN HANDLE THIS!” 

"MBTI AS THINGS MY FRIENDS HAVE SAID" -an enfp
  • INTJ: "I just signed up for ten clubs... I'm going to be very busy from now on, aren't I?" "I can literally feel the regret coming off of you"
  • INTP: "I was just randomly googling the word "wow" and I found out all about this airline called WOW airlines. *rants for a few minutes then acts like they never ranted*"
  • ENTJ: " I have been taking Muy Thai classes for 20 years-" "ENTJ, you're not even 20." "... The point is this person isn't going to beat me."
  • ENTP: "ARE YOU SURE ABOUT THAT, ENFP? Don't you dare tell me you got it from Wikipedia." "..."
  • INFJ: " Guys, do we have to fight?" "YES!!!" "... *explosion of a thousand suns*"
  • INFP: " Have you ever heard of the ratakuo?" "No...?" "Good because it doesn't exist."
  • ENFJ: "I need another cup of coffee to deal with these people." "Haven't you drunken like 6 cups already?" "And your point is?"
  • ENFP: "I-ay m-aay orrible-hay erson-pay." "What did you just say?" "Nothing~~"
  • ISTJ: " I understand that you are under my general IQ, but please heed the stupidity that escapes your mouth. I don't want to be infected."
  • ISFJ: "I'm sorry those ickle pickles did something like that to you..."
  • ESTJ: "Patricia, I need 2 people on that case stat." "ESTJ, none of us are named Patricia." "Do I look like I care?"
  • ESFJ: "Hi! My name is ESFJ, I enjoy warm hugs, hot coco, and watching mean people being kicked out of the social hierarchy."
  • ISTP: "I managed to play video games 40 hours straight with only one bathroom break." "That's amazing, but sounds absolutely horrible for your body." "It was worth it."
  • ISFP: "I wish that you guys went to my school." "We do." "Ok yeah!!!"
  • ESTP: "I have a whole schedule planned for not sleeping the next 60 hours." "ESTP, no." "ESTP, yes."
  • ESFP: "ME GUSTA BAILAR LA MACARENA!"
the signs as sweet couple things
  • aries: playful bantering, mock insults and teasing that neither of you means
  • taurus: eating each other's food without asking, buying your partner their favorite food for no specific reason
  • gemini: starting to leave your things at each other's places without noticing it
  • cancer: always being there for each other as a shoulder to cry on
  • leo: liking all of each other's selfies, calling your partner when they don't
  • virgo: hating all the same things/people, but hating them together
  • libra: staying up until morning talking to each other about anything and everything
  • scorpio: understanding each other without words, having a connection that runs deeper than what you project on the outside
  • sagittarius: having a million inside jokes and referencing them in public until people think you're both insane
  • capricorn: texting each other at 4am about a random fact or article that excited you -- then going on rants together about how cool it is
  • aquarius: knowing what your partner needs even when they don't say it, taking care of them without being asked
  • pisces: cuddling together on the couch, using each other's shoulders as pillows when you're tired in public

On Ke$ha’s hit 2010 song, Blah Blah Blah, she says “zip your lip like a padlock”. I never even questioned this 7 years ago but I’ve been thinking about it lately. It makes no sense. Padlocks don’t zip. 

anonymous asked:

I really want to come out as nonbinary, but I feel like I'll never have the courage. I've been putting it off for years. I'm sick of hiding my identity from everyone, but the idea of telling even close friends is terrifying. what if they don't understand? what if they're dismissive? i just really don't know how to do this. do you have any advice?

My advice is this: WAIT.
I know, I’m supposed to say Bust that closet door open, be bold, tell the world!
But that doesn’t work for everybody. If you’re terrified, just wait. It’s ok to wait.

What you’re waiting for, is the moment when being closeted and pretending feels LESS SAFE than anything that could happen when you tell people. 💛💛💛💛

  • What the Admins say: i'm fine
  • What the Admins mean: J-hope. Jung Hoseok. Hobi. Your hope. Your Angel. The Eternal Sunshine of the fucking earth. IS LITERALLY such a talented and beautiful person, he works so hard and loves ARMY so much and for him to finally grace us with the blessing of his presence in the vlive bts+ chat after such a long period of us not seeing him on vlive for reasons that SHOULD NOT EVEN HAVE BEEN A THING IN THE FIRST PLACE, and be met with some people commenting for other members AGAIN or flat out saying "why are you here?" or that he should leave BTS is SO FUCKING DISRESPECTFUL, UNCALLED FOR, DISGUSTING, and full offense those people are not fans. I don't care about the bullshit arguments of "i'm allowed to not like every member" cuz fine sure, you're entitled to your wrong opinion and I say it's wrong because literally how does one not enjoy all 7 of them i will never understand, BUT EVEN IF THAT IS THE CASE and you for some reason don't like a member as much, what you don't do is tell them to leave their group??? Who raised you??? Why are you so full of hate and nastiness??? BTS would not be BTS without ALL of the members, no group would be without ALL of their members, they are there for a fucking reason, they have made their work their entire life for a fucking reason and I'm so tired of this bullying. What do you even get out of it? literally what is the point of being so heartless and rude? This should not happen, This is terrible and when cypher pt 5 ends up being about ARMY nobody say nothing to me I s2g.
Matthew Daddario Quotes
  • "We call our shoes ‘sneakers,’ right? But they're not really sneaking."
  • "Can't wait till they invent phones with keyboards."
  • "I don't know this guy. He came to hang out so I complimented his hair."
  • "How many artichokes can you eat in one sitting?"
  • "No, go back to my idea!"
  • "Maybe, they'll throw the books out. Just not follow the books anymore."
  • "Hey guys did everyone floss today? You gotta floss every day. Otherwise, your dentist makes you feel bad."
  • "I play piano but I won't call it a talent."
  • "I'm the funniest person in the cast and that's simply because everybody else is so painfully unfunny."
  • "There is literally no memory left in my phone. I took fourteen thousand blue sky photos and I need all of them."
  • "Send him photos of fried chicken and crab cakes."
  • "I have a dentist appt tomorrow. I'm not gonna brush my teeth tonight. Also not going to shower. This is going to be painful for everyone."
  • "You are not trash, you are lovely!"
  • "Don't sign contracts in your blood. It's usually not required by any reputable party."
  • "He's slippin' out his little tongue eating snail treats off the ground."
  • "I will eat anywhere in the house. I'll eat cheese crackers in bed!"
  • "He looks down and sees this wonderful man. He hops down there and smooches that man right on the face. Right in front of everyone."
  • "...it's not fair that he is more handsome than me!!!"
  • "Don't do the hokey pokey around witches."
  • "They're never gonna release the deleted scenes to you guys because they're racy and inappropriate."
  • "This video is going on social media!"
  • "I'm ashamed to admit I lied about the selfies. The phone is 98% cow pictures and I can't delete them. I need a new phone. Forgive me."
  • "Thank god I started sandpapering my feet when I was four."
  • "Is Alec appreciating at an increased rate because of an increase in demand? Or is it the same rate as before."
  • "Note, some alpaca do not appreciate head pats."
  • "If humans lived in barns, we'd be smelly, too."
  • "Had to delete all my cow photos to make room for selfies, so I will say 'I appreciate you, cows.'"
  • "Wow. It's spelled Gollum. Wow. So disappointed. Hiding my own cell phone for the next two weeks."
  • "You're a little kitty cat. Yummy, yummy, yummy, yummy kitty cat, kitty cat."
  • "Sometimes when I travel between dimensions, I think, man, I should really buy a sailboat."
  • "If I was running for President, my VP would be a well trained golden retriever."
  • "Who's not going to watch Hamlet in space? I mean, Space Hamlet!"
  • "I just think we should all acknowledge what is awesome about Harry!"
  • "I like eating food after dark."
  • "Generally, people avoid kissing their sister in a healthy life."
  • "If you don't like my zebra leggings, it's because you just don't understand zebra leggings."
  • "I think we should provide more showers for cows."
  • "If I'm having a bad day, I eat pizza."
  • "I hope Google uses the same algorithm to encrypt my email as my pocket does to tie knots with my headphones."
  • "I would own a farm. Not like growing crops but maybe have a few animals like cows, and maybe an alpaca or a llama. I would chop wood all day."
  • "Dog. #dog. Dog. Dog."
  • "Had fun tweeting with/at you guys. Phone is about to die. Gonna go get more double-A batteries."
  • "The jackhammer has been joined by his friend, the concrete saw. Rare that you get two music legends right outside your window like this."
  • "Interdimensional cat smuggling is severely punished. But you can make a killing on the black cat market."
  • "You should just give up on me like I did. So done with me right now I can't even."
  • "What am I fan of? No one's ever asked me this before! Oh man."
  • "I don't know why they say that. I think they're poking fun at me."
  • "Congrats. You deserve that sailboat."
  • "I don't know. I don't have any pet peeve. Yapping little dogs, I guess. Buttons that don't go up right."
  • "Donkeys look like rabbit horses."
  • "Everyone is all, 'follow your heart.' If that worked I'd be watching Shadowhunters in my spaceship."
  • "Am I making this up?"
  • "I don't condone it, but I understand it, and therefore, I will not pass judgment on it."
  • "I can eat a pound of pork rinds."
  • "I am your bird king!"
  • "Baby pigs or baby cows? They're both good options."
  • "I have deleted a single photo from my phone. I have room for one selfie. Living on the edge. If it happens, no second chances."
  • "She gets it at a Shadowhunter tailor where we get all our stuff. Are you serious?"
  • "My cell phone is not the most important thing in my life. It just feels that way."
  • "Kill her immediately. Problem solved."
  • "You're not me? Most people aren't, in my experience."
  • "Man I've spent a whole year talking about sailboats and I could have just jumped on this SHIP."
  • "Reminder not to cite 'game of thrones' as my motivation for getting into politics."
  • "To all the people who threaten to punch me in the face... Do I have to be concerned or is that a love thing?"
  • "Put this on?! Fit it on my body?!"
  • "I’m going to shave today. Nobody will recognize me and I’ll have to reintroduce myself to all my friends."
  • "Don't get me started on this question."
  • "Okay, quick question. What does it mean when someone says they are your 'trash?' Asking for a friend..."
  • "Wait, 'SexyBack' is by Justin Timberlake?"
  • "Everyone's smooching everyone and Alec just wants to do his job. That's why he's the best and deserves a big smooch."
  • Sakura: Guys, we're forsaking the group dynamic, okay? And truthfully, Naruto, come on. I mean, nobody wants a wild card, okay? It doesn't make any sense. We don't want a maniac in our group. There's no benefit to it.
  • Naruto: Mm-hmm.
  • Sakura: Uh, I feel like you just agreed with me but you weren't listening to what I was saying.
  • Naruto: Yes... [points to Sasuke]
  • Sasuke: You pointed at me like I said something but I didn't.
  • Naruto: Oh, good.
  • Sasuke: Naruto, having someone making wild decisions that make no sense, that benefits nobody.
  • Naruto: Oh, yes. Right, yes.
  • Sasuke: Is he listen - ?
  • Sakura: He's listening. He's just not understanding.
  • Naruto: Yeah, he doesn't even, like, get us, man. It's...
  • Sasuke: We're talking about you!

sinningsouthafrica  asked:

Hey Camilla, is the reason you are being a little inconsiderate to other people because of the stress from the work you are doing or because of all these stupid asks? I mean, I get the same and while I find the Triggered meme funny, others don't due to their past experiences. I forgive you but in some small ways your reputation is starting to look bad. I hope you can understand.

Lol I’ not being incosiderate. I just don’t care what people think of my sense of humor.

I doubt any of these kids have any sort of ptsd and are just angry that I might offend someone with it you know, classic SJW. Even tho I’ve never made fun of someone with the actual problem.

Is like saying “ugh! I can’t kill this zombie dude! This level is retarded!”

Even if you’re not making fun of people with mental issues and you’re just describing the situation as idiotic or stupid, people will come in like “hurrr slur, hurrr u nazi” so at this point. I’m just not gonna care anymore cus that’s retrded. I have no intentions to start the 4th reich. If people want to think otherwise, go ahead, the mail for complaints is opened: Complaints@Idon'tcare.com

Feel free to type in there, it’s the best chance you have at calling me out for what I say or type and have my actual attention.

Ok but idc what any one says, Richie’s biggest fear was losing Eddie

like clowns might be a thing that creeped him out but the fact that Pennywise showed Eddie while trying to scare Richie and making sure that Richie knew Eddie was by himself

Richie knows how fragile Eddie is and the fact that he couldn’t be there to help/save/comfort (what ever) him when he was so scared was what really got to Richie

sawkinator  asked:

Hey WADTT, I saw your 'I love animals' post and it has me wondering what else to avoid saying/doing in an animal-related job interview? I have an interview late next week for a zoo position and I don't want to do something that might get me disqualified right away (I wouldn't consider myself a bunny-hugger but I don't want to come off as one)

Oooooh this is a good question, and I bet a bunch of other zoo folks will want to weigh in. 

  • Don’t say you’re applying only because you ‘love animals’ or you ‘want to be around exotics’. Communicate that you understand what the realities of the job are and are prepared to do them, even the gross/backbreaking stuff. (This doesn’t mean don’t say you love animals, but frame it as ‘I have always loved animals and that informs my desire to be here because…). 
  • Don’t talk about animal rights - if you’re talking about animal welfare or animal captivity or animal ethics, use those terms. Be specific with your wording on sensitive subjects so you don’t unintentionally use something with a connotation you don’t intend. 
  • Don’t talk about PETA, HSUS, or Sea Shepherd in any positive sense. I know a great educator who almost didn’t get her first internship because she’d mentioned PETA offhandedly. 

Things that aren’t “don’ts”:

  • Have questions prepared. Really think through what you’d like to know about the structure of the area you’re applying to work in, what you’d want to know about the work environment, what their ethos is regarding enrichment, etc. 
  • Use the right words, if you can. If you’ve been following the blog for a while you should absorbed some of the animal management lingo, and that’ll help - coming off as already familiar with the language of the field is important. You can also check out the zoo terminology post to brush up on some of the vocab. There’s no need to drop buzzwords constantly, but you’ll come across as more professional if you refer to ‘shifting’ rather than ‘getting animals to go where people can see them’ and ‘exhibits’ or ‘enclosures’ rather than ‘cages’ or ‘pens’ or ‘yards’. 
  • Familiarize yourself with the facility before the interview. In person, if you can, but if not stalk the website and social media. You want to come across as well-prepared and you want to impress them with the fact that you’ve paid a lot of attention to what the facility you’re applying to join is working on improving and what it is proud of. (This doesn’t mean try to show off that knowledge too much in an interview - but it’ll help you with asking good questions at the end, and it’ll also inform you about what they’re looking for in a good employee who supports their ethos). 
  • Have a good answer prepared for questions both regarding what you think your strengths are and what your weaknesses might be. These are not questions you can think of an answer to on the fly, so prep that ahead of time, and use the weakness questions to identify something you’re actively working on improving - frame your answer to showcase that you’re aware of it and that you are cognizant of how it affects how you work and what you’re doing to get better at it. 

@speciesofleastconcern, @wheremyscalesslither, @zookeeperproblems, @zookeeping, @zookeepingitreal, @anyonewestofbree, @shipshapeseal, @themiddleflipper, can you guys weigh in too? 

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anonymous asked:

What if aliens are even more confused about bicycles than we are? Like, we aren't entirely sure how they work but we just kind of brush that aside and use them anyways, while aliens are running around panicking b/c "holy crap humans are using something that they don't even know how it works but it does and we don't know how it works either what the hell" and they try to study it and they come back with nothing better than "it shouldn't work"

Why would you do this to me? Because now I can’t figure out if the bicycle thing is serious or not and most of what I find online says we do understand, i think, but I can’t tell and I found this which looks like a good discussion but the problem is I never took physics, I took chemistry instead which is not at all useful in situations like this (and, granted, most situations, but possibly also because it was literally my worst subject of all time) and while I am a fairly intelligent person I start seeing all these sciencey physicsy words and it’s like trying to read Japanese katakana–I can sorta understand them separately if I try really hard but mostly they’re strings of characters taunting me and my lack of knowledge that I feel I should know.