not just about cancer

Why People Hate Your Sign

Aries: Make everything a competition and seem to constantly make impulsive decisions even if it puts others at risk.

Taurus: Unbelievably stubborn and think you’re always right. As well as being horribly materialistic.

Gemini: Unfocused and talks too much. Makes a lot of things up, so people never know when you’re being serious. Commitment is a no most of the time.

Cancer: Stereotypically over emotional. Can be childish and immature. As well as victimizing yourself in almost every situation.

Leo: Attention seeking and have very high expectations. Likes to be in control of everything and of course egoistic.

Virgo: Controlling and uptight. Over critical of way too much. And have a tendency of being harsh over little things.

Libra: Can never make a decision. Manipulative and superficial. Sometimes too laid back to the point of not caring.

Scorpio: Petty and vindictive. Overly jealous and possessive. Way too secretive over too many things and manipulative.

Sagittarius: Always bored because you expect too much. Exaggerates everything. Inconsistent with thoughts and things you do.

Capricorn: Selfish and don’t care enough about anything. Obsessed with social status. And almost always pessimistic.

Aquarius: Obsessed with individuality. Don’t pay attention to much because you’re always in dreamland. Stubborn and very unpredictable.

Pisces: Magnet for drama. Don’t stand up for yourself. Rarely know what you want. And sometimes over sensitive.

the signs as things me or my friends have said
  • aries: *loudly in a bad indian accent* "DON'T TOUCH ME, BITCH."
  • taurus: "she's marking us down stop trying to kill yourself."
  • gemini: "you can't join our cult."
  • cancer: "you seem... a little more extra sad than usual."
  • leo: *playing 8-ball* "fuck you and your trick shots."
  • virgo: "you're surprisingly not as sad as usual today!"
  • libra: "fuck you you're supposed to tell me i look good!"
  • scorpio: "beyoncé is my top priority in life."
  • sagittarius: "check out the meme i sent you."
  • capricorn: "have you ever just ate lettuce?"
  • aquarius: "i sexually identify with a trashcan."
  • pisces: "i love dying and death."
who the signs would have most fun with in a relationship

aries: sagittarius

taurus: virgo

gemini: aquarius

cancer: pisces

leo: libra

virgo: taurus

libra: leo

scorpio: capricorn

sagittarius: aries

capricorn: scorpio

aquarius: gemini

pisces: cancer

requested by kandysweet8 :-)

the signs advice when you're having boy troubles
  • *before you've even said anything* "lmao dump him": Capricorn, ARIES, Gemini
  • "you gave a boy??? power to hurt you??? a b o y?": Leo, Libra, SCORPIO
  • "ummm same?? i was just about to come to you???": Cancer, Virgo, PISCES
  • *gives you super deep advice then ends it with "...but idk" so they're not responsible for the outcome*: AQUARIUS, Sagittarius, Taurus
The signs as the types of crushes you'll have
  • Aries: the crush that will turn you into an emotional wreck
  • Taurus: the crush that you know can never work out
  • Cancer: the crush you just want to forget about
  • Gemini: the crush that turns out to be an asshole
  • Leo: the crush you'll have on a celebrity
  • Virgo: the crush that will lead you on
  • Libra: the crush that you'll always have hope for
  • Scorpio: the crush that you'll just wanna make out with all the darn time
  • Sagittarius: the first crush that never fails to make you giggle
  • Capricorn: the crush you'd never ever admit
  • Aquarius: the crush you'll have on your best friend
  • Pisces: the childhood crush

He rips back the shower curtain and Sam jumps under the spray of water, turns to look at him with wide, red eyes, whimpers, “My hair, Dean, my hair,” and holds out a weak hand, wet brown strands all tangled up with his fingers, a hunk that’s too large to ignore.

Dean knows with a sudden, distinct clarity what it feels like to have his heart break.

He reaches into the shower, through the spray to shut off the water. He pulls a towel off the rack, bundles his baby brother up and over the lip of the tub, dries him off slowly, carefully. The towel gets tucked around Sam’s waist, and he wraps Sam’s honeycomb wrists in one hand, draws Sam’s arms up and around his neck, turns around and tugs until Sam gets the message, presses one skinny leg up onto Dean’s flank so Dean can hook a hand underneath. The arms around Dean’s neck tighten enough that he can let go, secure Sam’s other leg up against his side, and he piggybacks his brother across the hall with Sam’s face buried against the back of his neck, water dripping from Sam’s hair under the collar of his shirt.

He leaves his brother on the mattress to wait while he digs out sweatpants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a sweater to go on top of it, bundles Sam up in layers because there’s snow on the ground outside. His own shirt is wet from the shower, but he doesn’t notice until they’re already outside and the cold spreads down his skin like the creeping touch of despair.

Dean only has his learner’s permit, but he’s a good driver, especially with his brother tucked pale and shivering into the passenger seat. Dad’s taken the truck to the shop because even with the extra help he hired on he still has to put in some face time, Mom too taking advantage of Dean’s being out of school to make up for some of the time she’s had to take off work lately, so neither of them are around to hear the distinctive rumble of the Impala’s engine turning over.

He drives them to a strip mall, parks in front of Great Clips, kills the engine. “Come on,” he says to Sam’s careful look, pats his brother on the knee to encourage him.

The shop is empty, mid-afternoon on a weekday, and a woman with a pile of curls on her head is spinning listlessly back and forth in the chair at the front counter, popping her gum. “Hi!” she says brightly. “What can I do for you boys today?”

“How much is it to get your head shaved?”

“Ten bucks.” She pops her gum again. “Which one of you?”

“Both,” Dean answers, and Sam makes a noise that’s basically a squeak (which Dean is totally gonna make fun of him for later), stares wide-eyed with shock.

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Art commissioned from the unfathomably talented @hellhoundsprey.

I’m not going to dispute that a lot of charities are total scams, but some of the charity callout posts I’ve seen circulating on Tumblr lately have revealed some pretty bizarre expectations about how charities operate.

Like, I just ran across one banging on about how a particular cancer research charity was obviously a scam because its public filings revealed that only 65% of the money it took in was ultimately spent on cancer research. I mean, that’s not great, and certainly, some charitable foundations manage to break 90% some years, but research-oriented charities always have higher administrative overhead than those that focus on providing services or performing community outreach - 65% is actually fairly reasonable for a research foundation.

In particular, folks seem to routinely get up in arms about the fact that this or that charity is paying its officers a salary - like, not the amount of the salary, but the fact that there’s a salary at all. I mean, what did you expect? Only the smallest charities can rely entirely on volunteer administrators; any foundation of any significant size has gotta have at least a few full-time organisers onboard, and, well, they’ve gotta eat. If you see a charity whose full-time organisers aren’t drawing salaries, I guarantee you you’re looking at a bunch of trust fund kids - which is not necessarily who you want in charge for some causes, y’know?

I mean, I totally get wanting to make sure your donations are well-spent, but a lot of folks simply don’t have a realistic picture of what’s involved.

my advice to the signs
  • aries: chill out buddy, it's not that important.
  • taurus: don't work yourself to death its ok to slack off once
  • gemini: not everyone will always forgive you for everything!
  • cancer: just talk to people about how you feel, don't let them guess
  • leo: it's not all your fault, don't be so hard on yourself
  • virgo: take a little distance and realize you can't control everything
  • libra: people like you just fine. no need to keep trying to prove yourself
  • scorpio: don't step on other people on the way there. be considerate
  • sagittarius: a little stability is nice if you try it, really!
  • capricorn: you're doing great. it's okay to relax and let loose for a bit.
  • aquarius: try to accept that other people won't always agree with you.
  • pisces: don't lose track of yourself trying to please others.
Personal Ad Bio for Signs in Venus


“I have a strong sense of adventure. I will win you over. I’m self-taught and self-sufficient.”


“I am a dependable guy/gal. My ideal date consists of good food, fine wine, and cuddling up with each other at home.”


“I am fun-loving. My ideal date consists of going to a cafe, taking in a movie, and talking about it.”


“I’m just a regular guy/gal. I’ve built a solid foundation. I’m comfortable and comforting. I care. I stick around. My ideal date consists of eating in, and snuggling up to each other.”


“I’m warm-hearted and fun. I’m funny, and experienced. Let me show you a good time.”


“I will care for you, and do lots of little things for you. I will help you.”


“I’m just a nice guy/gal — some say I’m too nice. I’m romantic and love good conversations. I will please you. All I ask for is fairness.”


“I’m emotional and deep. I’ll be loyal too. I’m looking for commitment. I’ll make you happy in bed.”


“I am fun and funny. I have joie de vivre and I love to laugh. I am open to experience.”


“I have a good job, I invest wisely. I will give you security. I’ll be loyal forever. Marriage and family are important to me.”


“I’m liberal. I’m not possessive. I’m looking for a friend in a lover. I’m unique. Let’s talk and have some fun.”


“I will love you for you. I will accept you. Even if the rest of the world thinks you are unlovable, I will see you for what you really are.”

Zodiac Cancer Love Matches

Aries: Ruled by the Moon, Cancer can often be too sensitive for Aries, taking their comments and actions too seriously. There needs to be give and take on both sides. Taurus: Little by little, these two reveal more of themselves to each other, and can build a deep loving connection. Beauty and the good life – it’s an affair that can go all the way. Gemini: Generally, values are different for these two, which can exclude a passionate lifetime connection. But, if a strong friendship is formed, they can overcome just about anything. Cancer: These two caring Cancers can snuggle up all year long. They love entertaining, setting up home, shopping and anything luxury. An unshakable relationship, there values are aligned,emotional and material security. Leo: This match can work, but not without compromise. Leo is clearly the boss, but Cancer will often have the last say. A sincere love can oversee any challenge. Virgo: When there is love and attraction, this is an extremely solid relationship. Both have strong values and do not take their commitments and responsibilities lightly. Libra: These two can either boost or squash each other. They both have a love for culture and beauty and when their worlds align, it can work. Scorpio: These two water signs talk the same language. Love, passion, and lifestyle. A deep bond of sharing, caring and mutual support. Devoted! Sagittarius: There can be differences, and when the crab is hurt they pull down the shell, sometimes never to come out again. Compromises will need to be made, and a strong friendship is a good foundation. Capricorn: Opposite signs, but both there is understanding and respect. Without too much interference from the other, this is an optimistic match. Aquarius: Cancer feels with their heart and Aquarius thinks with their head. Nothing is impossible, but there are challenges between these two signs. Pisces: Both water signs; there is a natural and beautiful spiritual connection. It’s soul-to-soul love that can last a lifetime.

Source: Harpers Bazaar

Gemini & Cancer
  • Cancer, angry with Gemini: Why did you make me come here while its raining just to tell me you were kidding about having an emergency?!
  • Cancer: Did you know how worried I was?
  • Gemini, stares blankly at her while eating some gummy bears: Yeah, but at least I know you care
  • Cancer, glaring holes into the side of his head:
  • Gemini, smiles at her: Wants some?
What you need to understand about each Sign
  • Aries: You may think nothing you can do will hurt them, but you are dead wrong. Please be careful. They may be powerful, but so are their feelings.
  • Taurus: There's a reason they tend to overindulge that you don't know about, so don't judge them because you don't know their limits the same way they do.
  • Gemini: They're just looking for someone to talk to, not something to talk about.
  • Cancer: Sometimes they're half convinced it's best to retreat into themselves, because the world treats them like their disasters are minuscule things.
  • Leo: They can get discouraged just as simply as they can triumph. Really, their pride is breakable and fragile.
  • Virgo: They aren't trying to be assholes, they just see you making horrible mistakes and want to help you quit while you're ahead.
  • Libra: They will explode on you if you expect too much of them. So don't expect them to wait on you forever, nobody is that simple.
  • Scorpio: You can't always figure out what they're thinking. You may think that you have them simplified, but it's likely that you could not be more off.
  • Sagittarius: Sometimes their excuses aren't just excuses. You should listen, because there's genuine substance in what is happening.
  • Capricorn: When everyone else ran as soon as disaster hit and all they worked to build was torn asunder, they still had themselves, and they haven't forgotten about it.
  • Aquarius: You can't change them. You can't change the way they think. It's disrespectful to even try.
  • Pisces: Not everything is for attention. People are allowed to have feelings. They are allowed to be expressive. In fact, it should be encouraged.

It’s been a year already…

Not a lot has changed, it still hurts to reminded. I think the only thing that has changed about me is that i don’t cry about it anymore, just feel numb, the tears ran out. Yesterday we could still say he was alive this time last year, however this isn’t the case anymore. When I first heard the news I was about to head into my first GCSE exam, I broke down in tears. This was a person who I admired, who I wished to meet one day, gone. Because of cancer… I’ve lost so many people who I care about to cancer, and this just added to the list. My friends comforted me and helped me through that pain, even though it never truly left, they helped me smile again.

Alan work has changed many peoples lives, he was and is peoples inspirations: Matthew lewis said “Alan Rickman told me to do a play, and I did, you can’t say no to Alan Rickman”. 

Daniel Radcliffe said “He would always be at theatre plays I did, it made me feel so proud”.

Tom Felton said “He was amazing to work with, so intimidating, it took me year to work up the courage just to say, Good morning Alan”.

Evanna Lynch said “He gave me the loveliest acting advice I’ve ever gotten, ‘People think that they’re watching this’ he said waving his hand in front of his face, 'but really they’re watching this’ and he pounded his fist on his heart centre.”

Rupert Grint said “I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him on numerous occasions – Even though he has gone – I will always hear his voice”.

Ralph Fiennes said “His spirit and great generosity live on the hearts of everyone who knew him – and of course in his brilliant work. A unique Actor – Funny, acutely perceptive, extraordinarily loyal and giving – Alan cared”.

Emma Thompson said “I couldn’t wait to see what he was going to do with his face next. I consider myself hugely privileged to have worked with him so many times and to have been directed by him.
He was the ultimate ally. In life, art and politics. I trusted him absolutely”.

Thank you Alan Rickman, you won’t be forgotten… RIP

What It’s Really Like To Be Chronically Ill

Lauren Anne

Society’s recent obsession with cancer stories and movies like The Fault in Our Stars made me realize that the average person doesn’t know what it’s really like to be sick. Chronically sick. What it’s like to wake up every morning and know you’re never going to get better. No amount of medicine, doctors, surgeries, and procedures can fix you.

I think the reason why people today love to hear about cancer stories is because they are just that. They are stories. They have a beginning, middle, and an end. While that end may not be a happy one, people are satisfied with closure. But my story doesn’t have an end. And people don’t seem to like stories without an ending.

Being sick isn’t as glamorous as they make it out to be in the movies. And unlike cancer perks, there are no “chronic illness perks.” Except maybe those really good lollipops at the doctor’s office. Those are definitely a perk.

The worst part about being chronically sick isn’t the physical pain, it’s the emotional pain that goes along with it. You reach a point where you can’t hold back the tears any longer and suddenly you’re breaking down in the middle of a doctor’s office. You think you can escape the emotional torture; your disease is purely physical, right?

The worst part is that there is no escape. There is no light at the end of the tunnel. There is no happy ending. There is no way to make the incurable go away. We learn to tolerate the physical pain. You have to. But it’s the overwhelming emotional burden that makes you feel like someone is holding your head down in the water. You can fight it, but you can never overcome that crushing feeling. How are you supposed to get rid of an emotional suffocation when the source of it is never going to go away?

Being sick is being stuck in the eternal clutch of the unknown. Any day anything could go wrong, or at least more wrong than it already has. It’s so hard not to feel anxious or depressed or completely lost when all that lies ahead is a giant question mark. You rarely seem to get answers when you are sick. And when you do, they’re often the answers you wish you hadn’t heard any way.

There’s one thing every single sick person wishes for, but rarely gets. Hope. Hope that one day things will get better. Hope that there will finally be a day when your pain is a zero on that silly little scale. Hope that one day you’ll get a glimpse of normal.

I know technically being sick means my genes suck or my body just plain hates me, but somehow being sick has made me better. I may be biased, but I think that sick people — especially young sick people — are some of the best people you will ever meet. Now don’t get me wrong, healthy people are great too. But when you’re sick, you understand things that other people might take for granted.

You learn to love every good second, every good minute, of any of those few good days you might have. You don’t fear death because you’ve already stared it straight in the face quite a few times. You know it’s not important to dwell on the little things. You have more important things to worry about.

So as many times as I’ve wished to be normal for even just a day, I’ve appreciated my life, both the good and the bad, so much more as a chronically ill young person that I ever could have as a regular teenager.

Being sick makes you strong. Being sick makes you weak. Being sick gives you insight and knowledge about life as it eats away at your own. Being sick is the greatest blessing in disguise. It is so much more than just having an illness. It’s having your entire life be taken out of your control, and fighting to get it back. And that fight will never end.

—  “what it’s really like to be chronically ill” by Lauren Anne

anonymous asked:

Who is Lauren Zuke? Why was she kicked off the team? Why is there drama in the fandom?

this is a conversation that occurred between rebecca sugar and lauren zuke many months ago. hopefully this will shed some light on the situation.

rebecca: (doodling in the back of the writers room)
lauren, in her varsity cheerleading jacket: (slams hands on rebecca’s desk) hiiii trigglypuff :)
rebecca: …hi lauren :|
lauren: what’re you drawing, something about feminism (which is cancer)?
rebecca: i’m just plotting out the 12380th character arc for pearl. in thise one, she cries over rose, endangers steven, and–
lauren: kek….are you KIN with pearl?
lauren: what’s wrong tumblrina…..are you #triggered :) :) :)
rebecca: lauren i know it was you who spraypainted “MAKE LAPIDOT CANON” on my my mom’s car
lauren: anonymous is legion
rebecca: she doesn’t even watch the show and that’s not the direction i want to take it in-
lauren: …whatever kek (goes to the bathroom and frantically checks tumblr to see if she’s been doxxed)

The Signs Started a Fight Club.
  • "Welcome to Fight Club, please don't tell my mom about this": Aries, Cancer, Libra, Sagittarius
  • "THAT JACKASS JUST HIT ME, WHY'D HE HAVE TO DO THAT?": Aquarius, Scorpio, Gemini, Virgo
  • "For an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting everybody's a little feisty": Capricorn, Pisces, Taurus, Leo
The Signs and their Obscure Fandoms

Aries: Saint Seiya

Taurus: doesn’t have one

Gemini: Literally any male K Pop band

Cancer: French musicals

Leo: all their fandoms are mainstream, and if they aren’t they damn well try to make them be

Virgo: German rock bands

Libra: Wes Anderson films

Scorpio: Welcome to Night Vale

Sagittarius: Ratboy Genius

Capricorn: idk probably an obscure anime

Aquarius: Filthy Frank

Pisces: Team Fortress 2


…An aggressive Aries
…A lazy Taurus
…An extroverted Gemini
…A clingy Cancer
…An attention-seeking Leo
…An organized Virgo
…A judgemental Libra
…A “dark” Scorpio
…An optimistic Sagittarius
…A emotionless Capricorn
…An alien-loving Aquarius
…An always crying Pisces