bad historical meme: goldfish swallowing

It’s unclear exactly when the fad of swallowing live goldfish began, but by 1939 it was a national craze. University students competed to become the goldfish-swallowing champion by swallowing dozens of live fish at a time. Animal rights activists, lawmakers, and doctors objected to the fad, citing animal cruelty and risk of gut parasites. The craze ended relatively quickly, but never died out completely - I just Googled “goldfish swallowing” and the second result was for a really unsettling fetish website. 

Who knows, maybe your great-grandparents were into vore?

Stalker/Possessive sentences

For the first installment to this meme, check out Stalker Sentence Starters!

“Wear that outfit I like tonight. You know the one.”
“I never want to see you talking to them again.”
“I can’t stop thinking about you.”
“I’ve tried to move on, to think about someone else, but you’re always on my mind.”
“I’m obsessed with you.”
“You looked so precious in your sleep last night.”
“Don’t look at me like that; like you’re afraid of me.”
“Where were you? You’re thirty minutes late!”
“Tell me where you’re going and how long you’ll be gone.”
“You’re not leaving the house dressed like that.”
“It doesn’t matter where you go. I’ll follow you.”
“I can be everything you need if you’ll just give me a chance.”
“They’re no good for you.”
“I don’t like them. Stay away from them.”
“You’ll realize soon enough that no one appreciates you like I do.”
“I just want you to love me like I love you.”
“Look me in the eyes when I talk to you.”
“I see the way you look at them.”
“I want you to say you love me. Say it and mean it.”
“If you leave me, I don’t know what I’ll do.”
“I’m done hiding in the shadows.”
“We’re going to be together forever. Just you and me.”
“Leave them. Leave them and be with me instead.”
“Every time I see you talking to them, it makes my blood boil.”
“Are you just trying to make me angry?!”
“If you’re on your best behavior, I’ll treat you well.”
“Did you find the gifts I’ve been leaving you?”
“I was in your room last night. You looked so peaceful.”
“I’m sorry I stole your shirt. It still smells like you.”
“No one will ever love you as much as I love you.”
“If I can’t have you, no one can have you.”
“No! Shh, shh, don’t yell!”
“I don’t care what your friends have planned, you’re not leaving the house tonight.”

anonymous asked:

Can't say Cat was out of order though. How would you like it if your husband paraded another woman's child under your nose everyday reminding you of the fact he'd cheated on you and then scared you so much you refuse to talk about his mother. Not saying what Cat did was right, but she didn't abuse him. And Jon had enough love from Ned and his siblings to feel that unwanted. Cat treated Jon better than most women would. He ate and played with her children. Cersei would've killed Robert's bastards

I spent two hours writing a reply to this but then my computer died so you’ll have to have the short version, anon.

I love Cat and have great sympathy for her, however I do think she abused Jon and I deeply resent the implication that I or anyone would do the exact same thing, and I think that saying as much amounts to normalizing abuse by saying that “anyone would do it”.

I also don’t agree that Jon had “enough” love from his father and siblings (what does that even mean? Does a certain amount of love negate abuse? Is there a quota for how much love a child should receive so that we can say ‘oh this child has received enough love, time to dial down the love input’?) so that he didn’t feel unwanted. There are many times in this series where Jon reflects on feelings of being unwanted or out of place in his family, and Cat and specifically how she made him feel features prominently in these thoughts.

I also don’t think “better than most” is a reason to label something as not abuse. I certainly don’t think “well, he could have been murdered” is a reason to label something as not abuse. Just because some hypothetical person may have had it worse does not mean that someone else was not abused or make their hurt any less.

I understand Cat and I feel like she is a victim of the patriarchy and her marriage in a way that both she and a lot of fans don’t really realize because she and Ned love each other, but she had a responsibility towards Jon not just as an authority figure in his life (whether she wanted to be or not) and the responsibility that any adult has to a child. That’s not fair to her but it is even more unfair to Jon, who is not an adult. Jon behaves a lot like an abused child around Cat, he is hyper aware of her and how she feels towards him and wary of what she might do, and hurt by her actions towards him even though he also knows that he can’t expect anything else but hatred from her. Catelyn’s hurt and pain is not and should not be Jon’s burden to bear, but it has become a major part of his identity because that kind of thing can’t not have an effect on a child.

Of course Cat does not live in a vacuum and she is a product of her society, but a lot of abuse happens because of toxic societal norms. That doesn’t mean it’s acceptable or that it’s not abuse.

anonymous asked:

So why do you like bugs so much, Guzma?

Bugs are only the perfect type of pokemon! That’s all there is to it! Nothin’ else at all!

Well okay, theres a little more to it.

Bug types are always seen as the weakest, they get smashed and bashed and stepped on everywhere. But you know what bug types do?

They keep goin’ even though everyone hates them. They do the stomping instead of everyone else!

Bug types are stronger then what anyone thinks, no matter what.

I just noticed something.

Warning: My endlish is so terreble. It’s my first post on english in my whole life.

So, do you remember that Dave had shirt with heart?

And that Bro, is grown up (And also more fucked up and cruel) version of Dirk, who is Prince of Heart? And how he literaly fucking decapitates  Hegemonic Brute, who’s symbol is heart? 

I don’t think that it’s just a coincidence, especially given that bro abused Dave. I don’t know if somebody noticed it, but I have not seen any posts about it.
Madonna Delivers Her Blunt Truth During Fiery, Teary Billboard Women In Music Speech
Madonna -- a global icon who extended her record as the highest-grossing female touring artist of all time in 2016 -- was honored as Woman of the Year at Billboard's Women In Music 2016 event on Friday (Dec. 9).

Madonna, unsurprisingly, stole the show the moment she took the stage. Her weapon? Something you can’t contain, fake, reproduce or put a price on: Blunt, personal truth.

After opening with a joke – “I always feel better with something hard between my legs” Madonna said, straddling the microphone stand – she got candid very quickly.

“I stand before you as a doormat. Oh, I mean, as a female entertainer,” Madonna said. “Thank you for acknowledging my ability to continue my career for 34 years in the face of blatant sexism and misogyny and constant bullying and relentless abuse.”

i was gonna make a post about alistair but i realized it applied to every origins’ romance lmao so.. i think i love origins romances so much because all these people have been abused in the past and are scarred because of it and they?? they talk with you? they open up and they’re vulnerable and they still have so much hope and love in them and they put it into the warden? even if it sucks and its hard and the world is about to end they’re strong enough to overcome their past and fight their demons and thats really important

anonymous asked:

Stop saying neurotypical like it's some kind of fucking insult!!!!! Just because WE ARE NORMAL doesn't mean you get to treat us like shit. Shouldn't you guys be fucking locked up or shocked to shit or something???? Then maybe you could actually function instead of just complaining??? I don't feel sorry for you guys. Get help or something Jesus Christ.

Very disappointed in your work here. First of all, there’s no double-spacing or 1 inch margins, you didn’t use times new roman font, and you don’t have an accurate and descriptive title. You’re off to a poor start and I haven’t even read your work yet!

Structurally you did an OK job articulating and communicating your thoughts (which need a LOT of work, unfortunately), but there are so many run on sentences and that’s really unfortunate! Don’t be afraid to use commas and semicolons to avoid long and messy thoughts! Also, for future reference, you should limit your punctuation to just one unless you’re going for an interrobang.

Tbh I expected better; please try and spend more time on the next assignment. I’m giving you a B-

hey if you're going to talk about how abusive a ship is and how much you hate it SLASH IT OUT!!!!! JFC

if you say “i hate vrisrezi” and ur blog isn’t set as fucking, nsfw or something (i don’t entirely understand how it works) tagging it #vrisrezi hate //// is still going to put it in the tag!

normally i just kind of laugh it off but looking for cute vriska/terezi nonsense and finding “vrisrezi is so abusive and everyone who ships it is fucking delusional” is not really something my survivor ass is in the mood to deal with every other fucking day

if you say vris/rezi or v/ris/rezi it won’t put it in the search and it would make my life much easier thx

Okay, we all agree Johnny Depp is a terrible person. But can we please stop acting as if we hated him and his movies all along? Like? I know so many people, myself included, who went through a Johnny Depp’s movies phase. He did do good movies. He did do some shit movies, esp recently. I still think he’s capable of good acting, and despite the general hatred for him as Grindelwald the few seconds we saw of him in FB—I actually liked.
Which is a conflicting thing to feel. Because it shows that artists one may appreciate, can indeed be terrible people. And that’s a thing to be discussed and analysed.
But I still think we are allowed to enjoy their art while simultaneously judge their actions. Many famous writers for example were awful people, like Goethe or Byron, but I still appreciate their art. I in no way condone their actions. I despise them, and yet. I enjoy their art. And it’s something that makes me think.
If anyone wishes to discuss this respectfully, feel free to send me a message.

Important Message For All Members

Our little nocturnal social club has not been around for very long, but already it has acquired a number of fixtures. We meet almost nightly to watch films, shows, read books, play games, and all beneath the simple rule to be polite. In that safe space, with terribly little moderation by me, people feel free to bare their souls and find solace. They comfort one another, they inspire one another, and they encourage one another. What we express in those encounters are not simply jokes and banter though Vosh’s puns are legendary; what we experience is companionship.

Which is why it pains me to have to address this, but I shall.

In recent days, someone has been targeting some of our members with hateful asks and email messages. What was said does not bear repeating; however, it appears they may have participated in our gatherings enough times to learn certain details, and appear to have a grudge against me and those who follow me specifically.

Let me say this now and say it with absolute accuracy: you are not welcome here.

When I began my writing and my online presence, I did so fully anticipating that I would have to defend myself. I gave over the right to privacy. I accepted the notion that I would confront a vast array of dissent, doubt, and disgust. But if you take issue with the revelations of my materials, or my content, then you may take that up with me directly. Anyone who follows my blog knows that I take my correspondence very seriously. I do not block, I do not censor, and I listen to criticism. If you need a place to lodge your reprehensible and frankly disgusting conduct, you may come out from beneath the cloak of cowardice and confront me directly. Without resorting to stupid and terribly obvious human tantrums, you may call me a liar or a fraud.That is your right. It is an answer I duly transcribe in my notes for my experiment. However yOu have absolutely NO right to target my readers with your filth. They have done nothing to you, and their personal opinions upon whether or not I exist or am simply entertaining to engage, has absolutely nothing to do with you. The lovely thing about my experiment is that I embrace all opinions and my gentle readers enjoy debating the notion. You are simply a bully.

It seems to me you want my attention. You have it.

If this happens again…if any of the members of this club receive negative anonymous asks or emails again, to do with their association with me, I will delete this club. It will change nothing, as I will continue to socialize with the regular friends I have made. What it will ensure is that there will be no new members, and that all of the friends invited to participate will be vetted.

We have one rule. One. Abide by it or get out.