anonymous asked:

I grew up in a small town. Always had tonnes of friends & had the same friends from 4-18. I wasn't in the real popular group at HS but was liked by everyone. I used to have my nose stuck in a book always . Not a math or biology book. Those teenage romance novel ones. Sweet valley high etc lol people including my friends used to tell me I was too much of a dreamer. That I was out of touch with reality & at 16 my horrible Guidance Counsellor in school told me I needed to accept the fact....

2/2… that I was going to marry young, have children & at the most I’d get a job being a receptionist somewhere. That’s what most girls in our town did including my obviously bitter lol Guidance Counsellor. But I kept my dreams close to my heart and kept my nose in my books. Ignored the teasing & lectures. I’m now 36. I’ve achieved every dream I’ve had as a child. I moved 2000 miles to California & write romance mystery novels for a living. I’m successful. Be yourself VG- it pays off :))


You are my shero, anon.  <3

Elizabeth Banks called back to Donald Trump’s RNC entrance as she took the stage at the DNC.

Banks went on to mock the Republican National Convention, comparing it to her role in The Hunger Games.

“Some of you know me from The Hunger Games, in which I play Effie Trinket — a cruel, out-of-touch reality TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia,” she said. “So when I tuned in to Cleveland last week, I was like, ‘Hey, that’s my act.’”

Some of you know me from The Hunger Games, in which I play Effie Trinket — a cruel, out-of-touch reality TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia. So when I tuned into Cleveland last week, I was like, ‘Hey, that’s my act.’"
—  Elizabeth Banks channels The Hunger Games to mock Donald Trump at the DNC
fuck entitled people

A while back I was watching some videos on youtube about raising the minimum wage (something that should totally be done) and I came across a fox news segment where they talked about a chain in new york city that got rid of tipping entirely and started paying all their workers a living wage instead. And in this segment the lovely fox new hosts showed just how out of touch they are with reality (especially considering most fox news hosts make at least a couple hundred thousand dollars per year). But the male host was talk about how he likes to “impress” the waitresses by “slapping down a fat 5 dollar bill” and they were all joking about how they like to tempt wait staff into working faster/harder by waving around money or some shit. And it just goes to show that people like them literally think us workers should be begging at their feet for tips and it’s so gross. They were all saying how they didn’t want wait staff to get living wages because it’ll make them “lazy” and because without tips they won’t get to show off how much money they have or something and it’s just so gross!!! Stop treating us like dogs who are going to do tricks in order to get a treat we’re people with lives and bills and families that we’re trying to support and you having acting like we deserve to live in poverty because you think we’ll “become lazy” if we’re paid a fair wage is disgusting! 


“Those who were less valiant in the pre-existence…are known to us as the negroes.”

“Negroes in this life are denied the priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty.”

- MoMo Super-Apostle Bruce R. McConkie

Horne, Dennis B. (2000). Bruce R. McConkie: Highlights From His Life & Teachings. Eborn Books. ISBN 1-890718-01-7.

Tell me that I’m not the only one who loses their self in fantasy. Like I create pinterest boards on how I think my life would be in the marauders era. It’s not just “Oh let’s go talk about the marauders and their peers!”. Me it’s like “Let’s think in extensive detail about all the marauders,Lilly, and I forming a study group.”.

A Grounding Exercise

Ever felt light-headed? Felt as if you were here but weren’t?

Things feel unreal, yet you know it IS real and happening!?

Finding difficulty concentrating and being present in the moment?

If you allow yourself to bring yourself back in time when you received devastating news of your loved one’s death, or when you won a prize you least expected to win in a lucky draw! 

Either of the two, and any personal experiences that you have had that brings you to experience the extremes of the emotional spectrum can bring you off center, in their various ways. For example, ruminating thoughts where the memory and feelings are on a repeat and playback. Well, if it’s a good and wonderful event, it will be more than pleasant to be having the memory playing on loop. However, something unpleasant like losing your wallet or suffering a heartbreak, wouldn’t be very pleasant to live with if you couldn’t help the playback looping, won’t you agree?

Anyway, to the ‘exercise’.

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Fear mongering towards South American countries by the ~first world happen all the fucking time. It’s not fucking funny. People joke about taking a million shots for malaria before visiting fucking São Paulo, SÃO PAULO. I’ve seen people joking about bringing iodine to purify our water so it’s potable and to triple bag on condoms if they fuck a brazilian. It’s disgusting. There are real human beings living here, your precious white ass will be covered in a fucking bubble by the government so you don’t spread bad press back in your fear mongering country, meanwhile poor people suffer in line at hospitals and have their children born with microcephaly. It’s not only not funny, but it’s really really insensitive and extremely out of touch with reality.

Some of you know me from The Hunger Games, in which I play Effie Trinket, a cruel, out-of-touch reality-TV star who wears insane wigs while delivering long-winded speeches to a violent dystopia. So when I tuned into Cleveland last week, I was like, ‘Uh, hey, that’s my act.’
—  Elizabeth Banks at the Democratic National Convention

i dont even have an eloquent way to say this i’m just gonna be blunt how out of touch with reality does ace tumblr gotta be to think words like cishet and sga are slurs but not q*eer like holy shit

the only way i get thru life is:

  • alcohol (in moderation, but a lot of moderation (drugs to a lesser degree))
  • being surrounded by artists/designers/musicians because they’re usually out of touch with mainstream/reality (i showed my bf chewbacca mom (he’d never heard of her) and we watched the video & didn’t laugh or understand how she accumulated 400k in prizes & reveled in the confusion tbh)
  • memes
  • pretending i don’t know who doesn’t like me
  • being appreciative of my depth of knowledge and intellectualism but also nurturing my superficial side because honestly “ignorance is bliss” and no truer words have been spoken

anonymous asked:

I just unfollowed someone who reblogged (with commentary agreeing) a post that claimed that LGBT was the extent of the acronym, that aces shouldn't call themselves LGBT unless they are also one of those letters, and that letting aces use LGBT resources takes them away from "purely" LGBT folks who need them more since aces are not oppressed by the system. Maybe it's less obvious, but as far as i can tell, most of our media landscape contains microagressions against us aces. I still feel sick.

I use the block function liberally and it’s great! Discoursers are completely out of touch with reality. Most LGBT organizations and communities in the real world are starting to welcome ace spectrum people, and all the LGBT people I’ve met IRL are super accepting of aces, aros, nonbinary people, etc. as being under the LGBT umbrella. Discoursers are fighting a very futile and losing battle so just ignore them.