Headcanon that Mirror Kirk doesn’t use the angonizer on Spock because his Vulcan mind can shut off pain (not bc he cares about Spock or anything), so he makes Spock resume his duties wearing this instead :’)
Date a girl who doesn’t show up in mirrors. As there is no reflection to block her when she touches the glass, there is nothing stopping her from passing through them to a reversed world. However, the further she goes from the mirror of origin, the less symmetrical our two worlds seem.
And do you know why they call me that? Because some of them, they think it’s funny to have their little sleepovers, and go to the bathroom, and say my name five times in the mirror. They find it less funny when I actually show up and feed their lungs to the family dog… Arf!“”
PSA: Just because you’ve suffered more hardships than a person does not give you to right to dismiss their problems and say “I’ve had worse.” and “You know, that was nothing compared to…..” Their experience does not make it any less painful to them than yours. Not only that, you will also prevent them from reaching out to people when they are dealing with severe problems and force them to deal with their difficulties without the support of others. No one’s emotions are ‘superior’ to others; all of our emotions have equal priority. And remember that crying never makes you weak.
Kara was wearing her
favorite sweater and her favorite skirt, and she had checked her hair
and makeup in the mirror no less than four times. It was a big
night… her first Christmas with Lena, and Alex’s first Christmas
with Maggie. While it wasn’t Christmas yet, the four of them were
getting together to watch Christmas movies at Kara’s place… and
though she couldn’t quite say why, she was nervous.
Before she could
worry much more, the doorbell rang. Before she answered it, she
zipped through the kitchen and grabbed one of the gingerbread girls
she had spent the afternoon baking, and she gulped it down quickly
before opening the door to find Alex and Maggie waiting.
“Bloody Mary, that’s it. And do you know why they call me that? Because some of them, they think it’s funny to have their little sleepovers, and go to the bathroom, and say my name five times in the mirror. They find it less funny when I actually show up and feed their lungs to the family dog… woof!”
“I feel like I’m never going to change.” Chloe looked at herself in the mirror, only leaving it when she grew too disgusted by the person that stared back. “I feel like I’m never going to change,” she repeated, rooting around in her drawers for a pair of scissors.
When she found the scissors, her hand gripped them tightly and she walked back to the mirror, swallowing. In less than a minute, Chloe’s long hair fell to the floor, and what was left on her head was choppy, uneven, and… different.
She felt like a large weight was lifted from her, and looking back at the mirror, she said, with a renewed determination, “I am going to change for the better.”
there was a point in my life where i knew that i only liked women and i couldn’t even say “i’m a lesbian” to myself when i knew i was alone. i couldn’t make eye contact with myself in the mirror, much less admit it to anyone else, because i was afraid to. if you want to label yourself as a lesbian but are scared to, i hope one day you can find comfort in this label like i have. it can be a slow and agonizing process sometimes but i want you to know that there is nothing gross about loving women and wanting to prioritize women and i’m rooting for you
ELI5: Why do we recognize that mirrors are "silver" when they appear to be the exact same color as what they are reflecting?
Not all mirrors are perfectly reflective, and things can be done to a mirror to make it less reflective (like fogging, smudging, etc).
If you look at something like the side of a butter knife, you can see that it has a color, despite also reflecting the world around it. If you polish the side of that knife enough, eventually you’d get a usable mirror.
Common household mirrors are a thin layout of silver on the back of a pane of glass, so their color when less than perfectly reflective is the same as the color of unpolished silver.
As had been pointed out, modern mirrors use aluminum, since it is almost as good but a lot cheaper. Still, the language evolved in a time when aluminum was less common.
Do you know why they call me Bloody Mary? because some of them, they think it’s funny to have their little sleepovers and go into their little bathrooms and say my name five times in the mirror. they find it less funny when I actually show up and feed their lungs to the family dog.