how do we cope

D23 Live Panel Recap (to the best of my abilities, but I kind of died and went to heaven, so...)

Spoilers, kind of?

A Wrinkle in Time
-Ava DuVernay saying she wanted the cast to reflect the real world
-gorgeous makeup and costumes for Mindy, Oprah and Reese
-Meg being told she has to be a warrior in the teaser
-we all got free posters and Oprah shouted “You get a poster, you get a poster, you all get a poster!”
-CHRIS PINEEEEEE (and Disney openly and willingly congratulating him on Wonder Woman) also he was adorable with Storm

Mary Poppins
-Lin is adorable in the trailer and it just feels so magical and it’s gonna be great
-also Dick van Dyke and Angela Lansbury are in it

-they announced casting and they cast Middle Eastern actors thankfully (correction: the actress who plays Jasmine is actually Indian, sorry for the mistake)

-it is coming. that is all

The Lion King
-they played footage of The Circle of Life and I almost cried

Star Wars
-Rian geeking out
-MARK HAMILL walking out and everyone goes wild, and he’s like ‘Who, me?  Nah…’
-Mark pointing to his eye, drawing a big heart, and then pointing at the entire crowd
-behind the scenes footage
-and I miss Carrie so much

-Kevin Feige and the fact that it’s been almost 10 years of Marvel!
-bringing out almost the entire cast of Infinity Wars (except not Evans, but I can deal)
-like, they brought out Josh Brolin first and then they brought out a round of Avengers actors, and then they were like we need reinforcements
-and they were like how about some Guardians
-and then they Josh was like I’m still feeling pretty cocky
-and Kevin Feige was like, we have a Hulk (cue Ruffalo)
-and then they’re like didn’t you bring a friend from work? (cue Hemsworth)
-and Feige was like it would be so cool if Spider-Man swung by (cue Tom)
-BUT SEBBBBBBB (with his amazing beard)
-and then and then and then RDJ is like where is the footage?
-so they did this gorgeous recap of MCU up till now
-and it ends with the exchange between Tony and Cap on a black screen (“How do we cope?” “Together.” “We’ll lose.” “We’ll do that together too.” (chills))
-there’s literally so much awesomeness I can’t even begin to share it but seriously chills
-The Guardians picking up Thor in outer space
-Doctor Strange conjuring his force portal stepping stone things and Star Lord jumping from stone to stone
-Nat’s blonde!?!?!
-Bucky and T’Challa leading a Wakandan army!?!?
-and this is the part where I died
-because somebody throws something (maybe a spear? I’m not perfect, I couldn’t see 100%)
-and then a figure in the shadow catches it
-that’s right
-and the most important takeaway
-I probably missed stuff
-but I was a little overwhelmed

I got to the convention center last night at 10 pm (panel started at 10:30 am).  I slept on the concrete floor in line (inside, thankfully).  It. Was. All. Worth. It.

Isn’t it lame that we measure animals intelligence by how close they come to human intelligence and human functionality?  

They arent humans, they don’t think, communicate, and socialize the same way we do. 

If we measured human intelligence on how well we can cope in an animal dominated setting we would be considered pretty primitive. “Stupid humans cant even track a deer! They cant dig a den or find which mushrooms are edible. That moose is angry and the human cant even tell!”

as a child, i had this really interesting way of dealing with executive dysfunction:

when i needed to do something but did not get the impulse to actually start, i counted to 20.

and at 20, i did the thing.

i started this in order to get me out of bed in the morning, and after a few weeks it was a reliable source of starting impulses. every time i hit 20, i got started. 

somewhere along the way i stopped doing it, because it was weird and nobody else needed to count in order to do stuff.

it makes me wonder, how many brilliant coping skills do we loose or never develop because we live in a neurotypical world and nobody teaches us these things? because we think they’re weird, because we don’t have words for what we’re doing, because they seem to have no place in this world?


11 year old Muggle borns getting their Hogwarts letter and being all flustered and confused (mostly confused).
They’re reactions would probably be along the lines of:
“Does Hogwarts have free wifi?”
“Does Hogwarts even have wifi?”
“Can I bring the cat?”
“I’m eleven how do they expect us to cope with the fact that we are going to do mag-HOLY FLOWER WE GET WANDS!”
“Why can’t I wear jeans and a T-shirt and be comfortable?”
“Mom how do I get an owl to send a RSVP?”

having to read a post with my own two eyes where an anon asks “is madd legit” made me lose 40 years on my life

Just finished all 4 books of DtoA over the past two weeks, reading during every available moment — while brushing my teeth, while eating lunch at my desk, in line at the grocery store, while stopped at stoplights…

So, question: What’s the Chitaqua SOP for coping (besides rereading, which I already started, while eating lunch (I think; can’t remember, doesn’t matter)? 

Patrol units, any words of wisdom for our newest recruit? Personally your scribe sat vacantly in a sunbeam this morning thinking about Alicia and wondering where to get knife-fighting/dancing lessons. Agincourt: it’s a lifestyle.

Anyway please accept our traditional welcoming gift, this fine thigh-holster!

also the overarching themes of 17776 appear to be “what if humanity had to deal with what we’re doing to the world? what if we had to live in the world we created? no leaving it up to future generations to fix. no escaping to other worlds. just dealing with everything we’ve done. how would we cope? what would we do? what would there be left to do? and after we’ve dealt with that, what is the essential nature and purpose of humanity after all struggle has ceased?”

and along with those themes come themes of environmentalism, critique of capitalism, death’s role in culture, humanity learning to love what they have or what they have had, immortality as something terrifying, play and struggle as a means to give purpose and keep us going, what humanity looks like from an outsider’s perspective given all of the above and how ridiculous and tragic we must seem, etc. etc. etc.

what i’m saying is good shit good shit

Voltron as things said in my AP Language class

Lance: “Wait, so you mean to tell me that Malcom X didn’t create the X-Men?”

Hunk: “What’s a pastiche? Is it a quiche? Or a type of pistachio? Or is it a pistachio flavored quiche? Ooooh that sounds good.”

Keith: “I’m just really upset because [Lance] keeps touching my orange and it’s making me uncomfortable.”

Pidge: “She’s buff, and I’m kinda gay for that.”

Shiro: “How do we cope with denial, kids? WE DON’T!”

Matt: “I swear to god, the only drugs I need nowadays are cartons of ibuprofen because I hate every single one of you and how loud you talk.”

anonymous asked:

I just found out my little sister has thyroid cancer. She's 15. How do I help her cope when we tell her?

Be there for her. Clear out the little things so she doesn’t have to break down crying trying to do the dishes. Tidy up, make her food, get her little gifts if you can afford them. Like one of those premade smoothie things, or chocolate, or lotion. Hug her. 

Also, reach out to organizations that help with childhood cancer. As many as you can. The more the better. Like, I’m pretty sure St. Jude’s treats teenagers. So that’s a start. Reach out for emotional support, financial support, anything and everything. It’ll help.

-Lou the Lobster

How do you cope after a code blue?
  • I had a tough code last night, my first code blue in nursing career of 6 short years.
  • 4 hours and 6 rounds of CPR. The patient's POA finally allowed for DNR and natural death. I cannot forget this patients face as we were intubating them.
  • How do you all cope?

I was checking Google Street View for work and I stumbled across this moment from 2013. 

This is post-Superstorm Sandy. Many were left homeless and the National Guard was deployed to help hand out food and water and necessary supplies. I remember going to a family friend’s house which had had its foundation cracked, and wading chest deep into freezing January sea water to rescue jewelry, heirlooms, photo albums, any piece of her life that we could salvage for her. 

Many still can’t go home. Many businesses are still shuttered. And most people who don’t live on the coasts have forgotten. We haven’t. New Yorkers are islanders, though many don’t realize that about us. We live on a series of islands. Climate change is threatening us. We do not have the luxury of ignoring this, we do not have thousands of miles of coast to spare. I beg you to consider this. 

Today is Earth Day. New York city, one of the wealthiest cities in the world, has not yet recovered from this. How can smaller island nations stand against this? How can poor communities globally cope? How many lives do we have to lose before people take notice? Please, please don’t relegate your environmentalism to one day. Take today to commit yourself or re-commit yourself to fighting climate change. There are billions of people, and billions more not yet born who are relying on you. 



Planning to see the movie featuring a guy with 23 personalities who terrorize 3 girls? Please read this first.

Released today, Grief Diaries: Through the Eyes of DID is a groundbreaking first-person anthology featuring the stories of 17 men and women who live with DID, dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personalities. Each one has faced tremendous challenges since childhood, and yet they bare all in the book to help society understand that people who live with mental illness are so much more than just their diagnosis. One writer is an award-winning musician. One is an artist who has had her work shown in galleries (she illustrated the book’s cover). Two host their own shows on YouTube. Two are published authors, and one is a published poet.

Despite tales that begin with severe childhood trauma, each writer bravely faces deep stigma and controversy to reveal their inner world’s struggles, fears, and hopes—and opens the dialogue to raise awareness about what it’s like to share one body with multiple personalities.

What do the writers have to say?

“I spent my childhood living in fear of my home and fear of the outside world. There was no safe space to exist. The way I survived was by splitting off into different parts.” -CRYSTALIE MATULEWICZ

 #DID #Dissociative #MentalIllness

“It’s horrible knowing that everyone inside me was created during trauma, as a response to trauma, to avoid triggers, or to avoid being affected by triggers. There are parts of me who have only known torture and pain.” –AMANDA LINEBACK

I had to give up my dream because the community that is supposed to be the most understanding is the least accepting of people like us. -CRYSTALIE MATULEWICZ

“I fear being deemed crazy, stupid, weak, incapable, disabled, too much, not enough.” -GAIL BUSWELL

“Most of us are so terrified of the day when we finally learn the truth of it all. How will we cope with that, and what do we do with that sort of information? It’s terrifying. Knowing that our brain separated all of this off for a reason, but we have to remember at least some of it to be able to heal and move forward, is absolutely terrifying.” -KATT HART

“Growing up, I always thought it was normal to lose time or have other people frequently mistake your name.” – ALICIA PETTIS

“I worry that I will be left in a bed somewhere, and no one will understand that there is so much more going on inside me.” -KERRYJANE VOTH

“To me, what is scary about having DID is the horrific amounts of torture I was forced to endure as a small child. It is terrifying to think about being so abused that your brain has to take you away and create someone else in order to endure the abuse. It’s abuse so awful, that it’s like being tortured to death, except you didn’t die physically.” -AMANDA LINEBACK

“I fear failing at therapy. I fear that my therapist will give up, that she will realize that I am too broken to fix. I fear that maybe I really am just crazy. Maybe there is no help for me, for us.” -CRYSTALIE MATULEWICZ

Please help the writers share this groundbreaking book—the first anthology ever written about multiple personalities— and help them get their stories out that they aren’t crazy, fake, or to be feared. Thank you!


  • Me: Basically, I feel like I have a terrible hangover all the time.
  • Friend: So nausea and headache?
  • Me: Yup. All day, every day. Plus fainting, joint pain, etc.
  • Friend: How do you cope with that? You seemed fine every time we hung out.
  • Me: I'm really, really good at hiding it. That's how you cope when you've been sick for so long that nobody wants to hear you talk about it anymore.

Drawing some ugu things for falsehero because we’re both broken souls

if you ever think I’ve moved on from hideyoshi nagachika then you are so wrong