negativity isn't the way to go

anonymous asked:

I like when you talk about eating death and pick on people about climate change. Makes me laugh when you guys spend all day taking photos thinking you saving animals. When you're not. You're mearly not consuming them. Eating plastic wrapped vegan food uses as much water and resources, yet isn't talked about. Maybe because it's damage you can't see and doesn't fit your agendas.

Normally I wouldn’t answer such a negative message but in this case I think for a fair few people it may look like what we do isn’t effective because you see a certain aesthetic on social media and not the actual impact. I’m going to tell you that not all vegans or movers and shakers look or live or act the way that you may associate with being influential. For starters you don’t know any of us personally. I have seen first hand the amount of lives that Bonny has changed. She cannot go out in public without being recognized. 99% of the people that stop her on the street tell her how much she has changed their lives and made them go vegan. Not to mention the hundreds of messages she gets a day. I don’t even have a fraction of the following Bonny has, yet I get messages every day from people as well. What we have found is that presenting veganism as an appealing way of life is the most effective. Most people these days are learning about veganism through social media. It is the most powerful tool for our generation and for engaging directly with people. Most find transitioning to veganism to be a very a huge step. If we went fully into every issue, we’d struggle to engage people.
You are also assuming that other causes aren’t as important to us because we aren’t posting about them. Why is it the responsibility of the vegan to make sure every world issue is addressed? Of course we can bring awareness to a host of issues but generally as people wake up, they themselves will become interested in more aspects of saving the planet and can further educate themselves. Also different people stand stronger for different causes. I have friends that stand extremely strong for ethical fashion, more so than veganism. I have friends that stand stronger for women’s rights and equality, over veganism. It doesn’t mean veganism isn’t still important to them. Just because we may not post about waste or plastic does not mean it isn’t an issue that is important to us. We have just chosen to put our main focus into not eating animals and the impact that consuming them has on our planet. At the end of the day we all want to make change and create a better future for our planet.
I think it’d be more beneficial for you to not spend your time attacking myself or my friends for falling short (in your opinion) on certain issues and instead use your energy to bring awareness to the issues you feel strongly about. 

anonymous asked:

I am sorry for being negative. But how do you keep going ? The way things are going it's unlikely we will get to see better days in our lifetime. Isn't it just easier to give up and suffer. How long is life anyway ?!

#LAVENDER sisterhood answer:

Oh you hit it on the nail.  

Most of you, will do exactly that - capitulate. 

It’s exactly what happened this last election.  My generation just gave up.  Be thankful for what you got.  Constantly giving in just to avoid chronic anger & frustration.

BUT that’s exactly the hole patriarchy has had women in since the caveman days.  

I was crushed election night.  I saw patriarchy win again and we women really did rally our best.  I am 50, I knew that nite I was going to be like Susan B Anthony and die never seeing my dreams come true.  

Everyone does realize she died believing she was a loser?  

And I’m sure you can also come up with numerous womanist who died before they knew how much they contributed to your advancement.

You are entertaining that benevolent patriarchy is OK and not stepford wives or handmaidens.   We are already in handmaiden territory.  I live in the South, my local ER hospital tv is always fixed on fox news.  Every bar has fox news on it. 

I walked my dog yesterday and a neighbor was blaring Rush Limbaugh on his radio & could hear it 4 houses away.

Sign up for hulu free for a month and watch The Handmaiden Tale & The Brainwashing of my Father.

53% of women have done just that - given up.  The month after the election I went thru severe “what’s the point” just give up and accept your fate. 

Until my therapist said, “Melissa who else is going to educate all those other women.” 

If you wake up angry everyday then eventually you have to come to the conclusion, YOU ARE A REBEL.  

When I give up and just submit, my depression rises, my addictions get worse, I hate life.  So you can try it ….

or you accept that YOU ARE A REBEL and will die a REBEL satisfied that you were always on the right side and didn’t betry your fellow generational women for your own gains.    Sucking up to the power structure.

Now that may mean you lose jobs, and never marry, accept a less financial position even though you have more education, but I die internally and want to commit suicide when I capitulate.  I hate myself. 

and that’s why every day I try to start all of us off with first breathing exercises and then either Nina Simone’s Feeling Good or now it’s Beyonce’s Freedom. 

I do know this ….

The battle against patriarchy - racism & sexism has been in control since the beginning of time –   

BUT YOU WILL LIVE TO SEE THIS REVERSED FOR THE FIRST TIME

for the numerous women who died throughout history, raped, trafficked, killed for turning down a male’s advancements ….

YOU CAN’T STOP & Just give up. 

anonymous asked:

I hope this isn't offensive, but I was recently talking to someone who said that the word "pagan" is derogatory. is there any truth to this? I never thought of pagan as being negative or hurtful in any way. thank you for your time <3

I don’t believe you’re being offensive at all. I have also heard some people say that.

First off, I apologize for not giving you a simple yes/no answer. In order to understand what “Pagan” means, we have to go back pretty far into history. Plus, this is an area I know an uncanny amount about, ever since I took that Paganism & Early Christianity class I always knew that would come in handy someday. So, sit back, get comfy, and enjoy another round of Yunan’s Deluge of History Facts™.

To begin, let’s define Paganism. Paganism does not stand for one religion but many, and is an umbrella term used similarly to the way we use Judeo-Christian. These religions are normally polytheistic, flexible, open, and nature-focused–just to name a few qualities.

Back when Pagan religions were the majority, there was no name for them. It was universally understood that there are many Gods, and that nature should be respected. Based on what little texts we recovered from those periods, Gods were often defined by the region their worshippers lived in. This is why we know many pantheons as “Greek Gods” or “Germanic Gods”, since the region was the only way to differentiate these respective religions. 

In 380, the Edict of Thessalonica established Rome as an official Christian state. Historians estimate that less than 40% of the Roman population was Christian at the time that Edict of Thessalonica passed. This is mainly due to a method of conversion called the “top-down effect”, where the rulers of a kingdom are converted, and slowly the court and the population follow after. However, these noblemen were mainly in cities and less than 10% of the population. The elite didn’t outlaw paganism (yet), but they did restrict pagan worship and put their effort into converting the population.

Around the 400s, Chrisitan writers began coining the Latin word paganus, which I can roughly translate as “countrymen”, or “of the countryside”. Remember that the top-down effect focused on converting Romans in the elite. During this time, Rome underwent rapid urbanization, so most of its higher classes were in the cities. As a result, In Roman society city folk were seen as “enlightened” and “progressive”, whereas those in the rural ares who mostly worshipped the indigenous Pagan religion were suggested to be “backwards” or “uncivilized”. Thus, Christian writers at the time used the word “pagan” to reference the people in rural areas who still practiced their old religion.

I also want to add that the conversation of Europe took hundreds of years, until roughly 1500. When the Church began sending out friars and preachers to scope out heresy in rural areas, you better believe that the word “pagan” was use a lot, and not in a very nice tone.

But to get back on track: All Pagan religions were simply dubbed “Paganism” until the 20th century, when the Neo-Pagan movement arose. Then, people found a need to distinguish the different Pagan religions. This is where we’ve seen the rise of terms like Kemeticism, Hellenism, and even Wicca (whose practitioners were originally called “witches”, but later their faith was given a name). I believe the reason many websites and articles simply say “Paganism” because Paganism is an ancient, common, and easily understandable term for most audiences.

That begin explained—Is “pagan” a derogatory term? In its original conception, yes, it was. Is it derogatory now? I personally believe, no. Although the Romans aimed to move away from the countryside and into cities, nowadays people are aiming to move away from urbanization and back towards nature. As John Muir said, “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity … and that mountain parks are useful not only for the foundations of timber … but the foundations of life.”

Pagans take great pride in their name. And despite centuries of submission of these religions, I see no reason to see it otherwise.

anonymous asked:

hey! I ship deancas so much and would love if it went canon, but I've always been under the impression that it won't go canon simply because of the way Jensen tends to respond to destiel Qs at cons. he either avoids, says that it doesn't exist, etc... I know Jensen isn't a writer but would he really speak this way about a storyline that he knew they were heading toward? I don't mean to be negative, sorry :( any thoughts?

1. if its endgame its a massive plot spoiler and it is clearly in their interest to not comment or nay say. like wtf kind of spoiler alert is it if they’re like ohh well maaaaybe. 

2. Jensen and Misha act it. its on purpose. as this post so eloquently puts it, there’s no chemistry between dean and jimmy, may I add cas and moc!dean, dean and casifer, dean and crazy!cas. zero chemistry. none.

3. I’ve already answered a more deep post about Jensen and Destiel here so I’ll just link it cos honestly I don’t mind but I prefer to dwell on and write extensively on the positive narrative stuff rather than actor/ tptb speculation.

4. Jensen is hilarious and a giant contradiction of a man. I think he’s pretty ok with it.

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anonymous asked:

Sorry to bother you but I'm inexperienced with spirit work and I thought you might be able to help if it isn't trouble. Recently I have been experiencing a negative presence in my bedroom but nowhere else in my house. I often get nightmares there and it is different from my experience of negative energy. I haven't summoned or worked with spirits at all but I can't help but think it might be one. Can you think of any way to banish it (or help with nightmares) or if it could be a spirit at all?

Take as much bay leaf as you can. If you have access to a bay tree get a small bag of it; if not you will have to go to the Jewish or Mexican section of your local market and get several little baggies of bay leaf. If you have the funds order a large quantity of them online; I like Mountain Rose Herbs, where you can get 8oz of bay leaf for $11 (think family sized Doritos bag). Actually this would likely save you as opposed to going to the market. Do what you can!

Talk to the spirit of Bay Laurel through the bay leaf you hold in your hand. If you have trouble imagining a two-way conversation, instead sort of just “pray” to the spirit of the plant. Ask it to use its famed powers of cleansing and protection to chase negative energy out of your room. 

When you are ready, SEAL the doorway to the rest of your house and open a window so the spirit can escape. Make sure no wards are keeping it trapped in.

Optimally you can burn a large quantity (5 leafs or so) to really smoke out your room and chase that asshole outta there. If this is not possible, hang as much as you can from your ceiling light or in the center of your room. If this is not possible, place a large quantity in the center of your floor. Place more leafs in every corner and along walls, including closets. Just line the heckaroonie out of that place with bay leaf.

At this point if you have charcoal disks and access to herbs, burn purifying and protective ones such as rosemary, lavender (especially hearing my Lavender plant calling to be included in this spell), rue, cinnamon, and cloves. If you do not have access to this, go straight to the next step.

Put some salt water in a bottle of filtered water and bless it in the fastest easiest way you know possible (optimally prep this before you even begin). Spray down your room with the water bottle chanting GET OUT YOU ASSHOLE, GET THE FUCK OUTTA MY ROOM, I’M DONE WITH YOU AND YOUR SNEAKY-ASSHOLE WAYS, FUCK YOUUUUUUU. Also if possible flip hip off, like this:

Repeat your chants until you are feeling much better and until even your subconscious mind is totally assured the spirit is gone for good.

No spray bottle? No problem, use a bowl and dip your fingers in. Flick the water around.

Now, place a line of bay leaf across your window or wherever the spirit exited and pick up the line that sealed your room off from the rest of the house. The banishing is complete.

Finish by picking up the bay leaf (leave it down as long as possible but pick up as soon as you must). Spray around something good smelling like Febreze. Invite nature in through your open window. Turn on some good music; relax. Feel at home in your reclaimed space.

anonymous asked:

Oh fuck me, it never even occurred to me that the writers might force Emma to ask Regina to be a bridesmaid. Oh fuckity fuck, I will lose my shit if they do something like that. it's bad enough CS's wedding isn't even focused on them, but if they try to force more Emma/Regina I think I'll finally go insane. -M

Well, they found a way to get every other member of the family involved in the wedding. Given how much they like to pretend that Emma and Regina are “friends” I absolutely would not put it past them.

Again, this wedding isn’t about the lost boy and the lost girl who finally found True Love together. No, it’s about the ungrateful assholes who beg Emma to save them every five minutes.

it’s tempting to be overly defensive to try to make 2017 a good year but don’t. allow healthy conversation and stay open. you’re still not perfect. you can mess up and so can other people. just because it doesn’t make you feel good doesn’t mean it’s negativity.

Symbiotic Relationships With Poison Types

Originally posted by daysrunaway

Getting rid of negative energy can be hard. For me personally, I find myself always trying to destroy it, usually through visualizing it being burnt up in the magma core of the Earth. Everyone has their methods, but sometimes we end up putting the negative energy into places where it can still “leak” back out. Even if we destroy it completely, which can be a good and cathartic solution, I’ve got an idea for ways to put that negative energy to use.

If we imagine negative energy as trash, poison, sludge, etc, clogging up our mind and body, and find a way to “clean” it all up, get it in one place, and get it out of us, instead of destroying it, why not feed it to a Poison type? By turning the negative energy into garbage/poison.

Remember some Poison types will want these energies in a different form. Grimer and Trubbish might like trash and poison, but Ekans or Zubat might not know what to do with a bunch of trash. Zubat might even prefer “blood” (I’m not for or against blood offerings, but “blood” can be substituted for a lot of other things). Heck, sometimes they just want a Poképuff. It’s up to you to research the specific Pokémon and how they interact with poison, and the individual you’re working with to see what they like. But I just want to throw it out there that some Poison types (and you!) will really benefit from this transfer of negative energy.

(There are Ghost types that feed on negative energy too, but in my opinion the process is going to look different. A post for another time.)

If you want to work with a Poison type, consider the ways that the both of you can help each other out! They offer a place for your negative emotions to go where they can’t get back to you, as well as their protection and guidance as a Pokémon companion, and you offer them gross gunk clogging up your soul. Of course, since you’re not feeling bad all the time, sometimes the trash in your garbage can works fine too. ;)

tips for the signs: going back to school
  • Aries: pay attention!!! listen to your teachers!!! I know I know I know it's really difficult and annoying and boring but just do, it'll pay off massively in the long run.
  • Taurus: try out new ways of learning / revising, the originality will help things lodge in your brain. don't get too stuck in your way my pet.
  • Gemini: yesss I know sometimes the teacher is wrong or annoying but it's okay, don't let it bother you so much you get into trouble. work hard and you'll do well okay?
  • Cancer: please don't get too overwhelmed socially! people are stupid sometimes, you're still lovely <3 focus on what is important to YOU & YOUR LIFE.
  • Leo: even if things seem easy now, that may not last. put the work in now and you can't go wrong. as much fun as parties are schoolwork is the priority right now sadly :/
  • Virgo: don't stress too much. you're smart & lovely & you're going to do really well so don't let school affect your emotional health negatively. remember to relax.
  • Libra: sweetheart you don't have to be perfect, and you will never be. Do what's important to you, you don't have to spend all your time helping others. good luck!!
  • Scorpio: it's all to easy to retreat into yourself. make sure you're engaging with the world in whatever way it is that you prefer. this year's going to be okay.
  • Sagittarius: yesss i know you're going to hate this but please please please do your homework. and don't skive. maybe school isn't right for you but you've got to deal for now.
  • Capricorn: try to be open-minded!!! don't do what you think others want you to do, life isn't about 'success' v 'failure'. make sure you're not putting too much on your plate.
  • Aquarius: you are lovely and smart and funny but you are not perfect and you are going to have to do some work. school's boring but it's necessary. don't look down on it.
  • Pisces: it's all too easy to get lost in a dream, then real life comes crashing in. do a bit of work every day, but make time for what you enjoy too - i love you <3

cherhomme  asked:

I know you're not a fan of this otherkin stuff and neither am I, I'm not really 100% all in. None the less you shouldn't be going out of your way to repost negative posts and pictures that devalue another human or partial human (whatever they believe) just because you're not on board with it. If I said to you that homosexuality isn't a thing I believe in and it is something I can't "agree" with then you'd be having a fucking heart attack. So calm your shit and make the world more positive.

I’d be having a fucking heart attack because homosexuality isn’t some trend that began with teenagers on tumblr so they can have a cute title in their bio that isn’t ‘privileged white teenager’. 

The problem I have with otherkin isn’t so much that they think they’re dragons or whatever it is they want to be at that time, even though that is beyond stupid if you aren’t 6 years old, in my opinion. It’s more so the toxic way they treat and approach minorities that really do not need to be stigmatised any further. Specifically with the way they claim being anti-otherkin = transphobic and the way they group themselves with the LGBT community in general. Or the countless amounts of otherkin that self-diagnose themselves with physical and mental illnesses for what, exactly? Mental illness is a serious problem that should be taken seriously and these assholes are completely vilifying that. 

A culture that is based around making themselves minorities to feel special whilst simultaneously discrediting and belittling minorities that are going to great lengths to be taken seriously/treated equally in society/trying to not be killed for being part of said minorities - is a pretty shit culture to support. Supporting that kind of blatant asshattery will not make the world more positive, buddy.

I’m sure I’m not the only one still crying rivers of tears after the finale but I thought now would be a perfect time to keep the fandom together by having a Lincoln Campbell Appreciation Week!

What is Lincoln Campbell Appreciation Week?

Lincoln Campbell Appreciation Week is an event created to celebrate and show our love for our favorite SHIELD pikachu.

The Days!

Lincoln Campbell week will run from June 13th until June 19th.

  • June 13th: Favorite Episode
  • June 14th: Favorite Quote
  • June 15th: Favorite Scene
  • June 16th: Favorite Character Trait / Trope
  • June 17th: Favorite Outfit
  • June 18th: Favorite Use of Power
  • June 19th: Free Day (Whatever you like)

The Rules

  • Remember to tag all posts with #lincolncampbellweek (within the first five (5) tags, otherwise it won’t show up in the tags page)
  • Be sure to keep it positive! This week is about celebrating Lincoln and his fandom, any harmful or negative posts will be ignored.
  • Feel free to create whatever you like in order to participate, i.e. gifsets, graphics, fan art, fanfiction, etc.
  • Be respectful and do not repost other peoples work.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask.

anonymous asked:

A source close to his legal team?? Isn't it illegal to give out this sort of information. Isn't a rep supposed to do this shit??

Louis’ rep has been in a cryptogenic freeze since July 14th, 2015.

Anyway, it doesn’t matter because the source is full of shit. There are no actual legal negotiations going on about this real or fake child. Hopefully they’re just setting up the way out of this - Briana is asking for too much money, Louis wants a paternity test, and the results come back negative.

anonymous asked:

Sorry for all the drama going on, but I've just noticed that you often use cis as a negative word to call someone, or that's at least how I experience your tone. Would you please stop? I don't go around calling you or other trans people for a trans in a negative way. We're all people here, I'm a person and you're a person. Being cis isn't a bad thing?

can someone come collect their crying child

hayvaypay  asked:

I'm seeing a ton of negative fan encounters with 5sos all over my dash... Please tell me they're all lies/fabricated in some way? I can't deal

I’ve never met them before but I do know that most of these ‘negative’ fan encounters are possibly misinterpreted by the person. I know that I have this image in my head of what I want to happen when I meet them and I know it’s not going to happen or play out in that way. We all have images of what we want to happen when we meet them and 99.9% of the time that image isn’t going to happen. We probably expect our fave to instantly fall in love with us and the boys to instantly become your new best friend and that isn’t how it works. The guys are going to have off days (as they should since they work like fucking dogs) and Calum is shy so its like people instantly think he’s rude if he doesn’t acknowledge you or tell you he loves you back. I’m the exact same way. What would you do if strangers constantly prowled around you and shouted how much they want you to fuck them? They do so much for us and it should really only matter about the music. We shouldn’t be keen on investing in what they do on their time off or who they do (if they do). They already let us in and tell us how much they love us, that should be enough. The boys don’t owe us soundcheck passes or the selfies they give, they don’t owe us anything but they do. That’s what should matter. 

anonymous asked:

Can you explain why SJWs (I am determined to reclaim the term, damnit, fuck the SQW) are always arguing with shitty people who don't matter? I'm honestly having to unfollow SO many people because, as much as I love their politics and their thoughts, they're constantly getting into long drawn out battles with random haters and I just..? I don't want a proverbial war on my dash. Why do so many SJW bloggers keep getting involved in these verbal brawls? It isn't even good for their mental health.

I can’t speak for everyone, so I’ll try and speak for myself when I have been drawn into these.

You rarely think you will change their mind, that’s fairly naive, but sometimes it is too upsetting to just let this shit go unchallenged. Sometimes these arguments are bad for your mental health, but sometimes so is ignoring them. Seeing that negativity and never combating it can be draining in its own way.

Sometimes I use these people purely add illustration, to show how negative, twisted, hateful and skewed their arguments are.

People have their reasons. I personally try not to judge because some people need it and I’m not the arbiter of their mental health, though I will say that NO ONE is obligated to argue or get invested or anxious and ignoring and blocking people is a valid response.