1. Don’t try to piss quietly. Nobody in a public restroom thinks you’re knitting in your stall. They came to piss, just like you. And if you have to take a dump, do it. Get over your fear of public toilets. It’ll make life a lot easier.
2. Masturbate. Masturbate a lot. Talk about it with your friends. You’ve got the right to make yourself feel good and brag about it just like all the boys with extra large kleenex packages on their desks.
3. If you want the large fries, get the large fries. Hunger and appetite are nothing to be ashamed of, just human. Don’t ever feel guilty for eating in front of others. You need to nourish your body to stay alive. We all do.
4. Laugh as loud as you have to, no matter if you snort or gasp or literally scream.
5. Fart when you have to.
6. Always remember you weren’t born to visually please others. Forget the phrase “what if they think it’s ugly”. If you think it’s lovely, it is lovely. You wanna wear it, wear it!
7. Speak your mind! You can learn to do so without insulting others or shoving your opinion down other people’s throats.
Seven Simple Ways To Free Yourself, from girl to girl
Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.
To anyone who is part of the LGBT+ community, you are amazing, you are loved and one day you’ll be accepted in every corner of the world. Keep fighting for what’s right. Keep being proud of who you are. You are all beautiful humans, please never be ashamed of who you are. I hope you’re all having a wonderful pride month. Love you all.
You know, looking back at these latest episodes it really strikes me as amazing that I didn’t realize that Steven was an empath before.
Steven is sympathetic, that’s not something we ever doubted for a moment. We always knew he could understand the feelings of others better than almost anyone else around, even if he didn’t understand the situation or circumstances, but there’s a difference between between sympathy and empathy, at least when we’re discussing psychic powers.
Sympathy is a mundane thing. One can understand, relate to and predict the emotions of others because you know them or care about them even if you don’t really know them or even like them.
Empathy on the other hand (the psychic power, not the emotion) is supernatural. It’s the low-key telepathic ability to pick up and process the emotions of others, even if you don’t sympathize with them or even know that they’re present. It’s why Steven and Steven alone felt Blue Diamond’s sorrow before he even knew she was there.
It’s been hinted at before that Steven’s ability to connect to other people went above and beyond the mundane. Remember in Gem Drill when Steven freaked out because he subconsciously felt the Cluster’s pain and fear? Remember how he knew they didn’t want to form but he didn’t understand how?
The interesting thing is that being a hybrid whose mind is in his brain and not in his gem, Steven can’t really process these feelings directly, and as a result will do things like pass out or start crying without even noticing that he’s feeling these things. Rose on the other hand seemed to experience things more directly
Garnet: Steven, your mother had healing tears that flowed from her gem. She felt real love for those around her. She felt real sorrow when they were hurt.
In retrospect, being an empath seems to be a necessary secondary power for Rose Quartz to have. If your ability to heal others requires you to cry over them, you had better hope you can literally feel their pain
This is a bit off track since I’m doing a character exposition, but given how important being a kind of telepath is to rose’s most major abilities, I think it’s safe to say that Steven’s other psychic powers like dreamwalking and body snatching did originally belong to Rose Quartz (hence, Pink Diamond couldn’t have stolen Rose’s body. if it happened, it was the other way around).
Knowing the extent of their empathy, I have to wonder whether Stevonnie – being as powerful as a true rose quartz – would be able to act as a reverse-empath and force their emotions and fusion hallucinations in the heads of their opponents
Anyway, getting back to Rose and Empathy, this is getting a bit interesting, because despite all of the emotions rose could feel, it’s been all but explicitly stated that Rose was incapable of romantic love. The entire plot of We Need To Talk was that Rose loved Greg and Pearl but wasn’t in love with them. She had no idea what being in love felt like, and as a result couldn’t understand the pain either of them felt when she Greg realized he was just a fling to her or when she cheated on Pearl with all those men she sang about in Mr. Greg
Rose is aromantic (or at least I think that’s the right term). For whatever reason, she can’t “learn how to love like you,” and thus is unable to either sympathize or empathize with that emotion. For humans this is nothing to be ashamed of (though we make a habit of being ashamed anyway), but for Rose Quartzes, who are engineered with the supernatural ability to share emotions directly, this is for all intents and purposes a major functional defect.
I’m not sure I have anything else I want to say about this, I just thought it’s really interesting and organizes Steven and Rose’s powers a lot more neatly than they were before.
If nobody has heard yet, people have started badmouthing Lauren Zuke because they wanted to write Lapis and Peridot as a couple and apparently that “wasn’t what Rebecca wanted to happen”?
You know what Rebecca would want to happen? For her writers to have fun, pitch ideas about what they would like to write about, and most of all she wouldn’t want them to be harassed over such a stupid problem as a shipping war.
Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against Amedot, I think it’s pretty cute, but seriously get a grip. If you want to draw shipping art? Fine. go ahead. If it’s not canon who cares? It doesn’t change the original show in any way at all so all of the people hating on non canon art can stop that as well, it’s not needed.
Edit: Just read some of the comments on Zuke’s post. Anyone who sent hate should be ashamed of yourselves. Putting fictional characters over showing decency to another human being is absolutely disgusting.
crying does not make you weak. crying does not make you immature. crying does not make you ‘a baby’ or a child.
crying is just a release of emotions after they get too overwhelming. sometimes it is better to cry than to force your feelings down and bottle them up. crying is not a bad thing, it is a human thing. don’t feel ashamed for doing it.
anyway so @dadvans heard me foolishly say the words “dog groomer AU” so for my sins
Makka on Pearl is the most exclusive shop for grooming dogs in Portland like you walk past it and you lose $50 from your purse just by being blessed to see such beautiful dogs
Victor grooms for all the dogs in serious competition, like, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski are like You can tell when Victor Nikiforov shaped a poodle!!!!
Vicchan’s is in a kind of shitty place in St John’s, but word is your dog walks out ten years younger and more well behaved and also it is the only place to get Phichit Pieces, which may actually be crack cocaine for dogs
someone accidentally ate a Phichit Piece for a human cookie and ever since then a small, half-ashamed crowd of people actually buy them for themselves because they’re human safe and also super tasty what the fuck
Yuri walks past Makka on Pearl every few weeks when he’s taking Vicchan on the bus because Vicchan is actually his anxiety dog
everything’s so shiny. and glossy. and professional
Yuri has a shitty blow dryer and a third hand stand that a German Shepherd tried to eat
Sometimes he see the van and is super envious. Mobile Makka on Pearl: Fetching Grooming for You
he wants to get Vicchan groomed there but he’s always wearing walking clothes and Victor is always wearing a perfect apron and perfect shirts rolled up his perfect forearms, and Makkachin is always there with perfect curls and a bowtie on his collar
Vicchan eats bows
sigh, thinks Yuri
who is that cute boy with that cute toy poodle with the cute teddy bear cut, thinks Victor, what a pair of adorable cuties, I want to kiss them both
not in the same way
Victor does free grooming for shelters (not just dog shelters, but grooming for like, low income people and homeless people with dogs) and stuff every month, which is how they actually eventually meet beyond Yuri’s fervid dreams
GROOMING BENEFIT FOR THE OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY!!!! say the flier. With Makka on Pearl and Vicchan’s!!!!!! Also Yurio!!! on Cats Grooming, and the creator of Phichit Pieces!!!!
Phichit what the fuck, says Yuri, staring bleakly at the posters
shhhhh think of the foster puppies, says Phichit, also I changed your shirt size on your registration
to an xl? says yuri
to an XXS replies Phichit, you’re welcome
yuri is going to die
Victor walks in and the cute boy with the cute toy poodle is dressed in a tight hot pink t-shirt and skinny jeans and cooing at a bichon
Victor has definitely suddenly found religion and it’s called The Cutest Boy in the World has the World’s Cutest Butt, I’d Like to Thank God and Also Jesus, but Especially This Boy’s Mother
also what the fuck his apron says Vicchan’s wait THAT’S Vicchan’s owner? holy fuck they did someone’s Westie for them and it was perfect
welp. Victor will have to marry him so they don’t compete for customers
and they all live happily ever after
except Victor “accidentally” shrinks all of Yuri’s L shirts and replaces them with XS copies and shrinks all his jeans into skinnies
For me they are the most introverted out of the six so i think they could totally get along out of “you dont annoy me as much as your siblings” cause they know how to mind their own business. Dont really see it as romantic, but if they were i dont think it would last long, in my opinion they are not as complementary as Bubbles/Brick. But i love the idea of them interacting, understanding each other when they are done with their bothers/sisters and talking about cars, of course.
When applied to a family, the gaslight treatment is a special form of dysfunction. It happens when you, a child, receive messages or encounter experiences within the family which are deeply contradictory.
Messages which are opposing and conflicting; experiences which can’t both be true. When you can’t make sense of something, it’s natural to apply the only possible answer:
“Something is wrong with me.”
Today, scores of children are growing up under a gaslight of their own. And scores of adults are living their lives baffled by what went on in their families, having grown up thinking that they, not their families, are crazy.
I have seen gas-lighting cause personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and a host of other lifelong struggles. Receiving contradictory messages that don’t make sense can shake the very ground that a child walks on.
Remember when painful emotions like fear, anger, and hate were seen as natural and as the appropriate reactions to bad things? Yeah, me neither. Because apparently at some point in cultural history there came along some Yoda-people, who started to shame these emotions as sins, and on the other hand you got Sith-people, who instrumentalised them as weapons to corrupt people.
No one ever tells you “I hope you’re very angry, because this is outrageous.” You get told to be strong, to see the positive, to be brave. They shove “light and love” down your throat and no one ever even acknowledges that maybe your negative reaction is healthy and sane.
So you start feeling guilty and ashamed for natural things, for being human; you repress them, until they eat you up alive. And the best thing is that when you’ve turned into a monster, they’ll say: “Oh, there wasn’t enough love and light in them.
I MOTHAF*CKING DARE YALL HURT JIMIN OR ANY OF THE OTHER MEMBERS!!! OR ANY IDOL LIKE SERIOUSLY!!! some of you NEED Help !!! How could you Send death threats to some innocent human being ???!? Im just saying !! I F*CKING DARE YOU TRY TO RUIN THIS TOUR FOR THEM I DARE YOU!!! YOU COWARDS!!! You are a disgrace to the human race and should be ashamed of yourself