the year was 2012

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On Being a Science Writer and Managing a Mental Illness
To be a science writer—to generate creative ideas, meet deadlines, and turn around timely revisions—you have to have a routine. Mine starts with a dose of citalopram, a selective serotonin r…

This is a really important topic worth sharing!  I know that myself and a lot of other people fall into this… I also think it applies to any creative field in the sciences or arts, and not just writing.

“Depression presents challenges for any career, but it poses some particular obstacles for writers. (A 40-year study published in 2012 found that writers are more likely than people in other, less creative occupations to suffer from mental illnesses such as bipolar, depression, and general anxiety disorder.) For one thing, choosing writing as a way of making a living can nurture insecurity and doubt—especially for those, like myself, who are early in their careers. For me, at least, publishing a story is like handing in an exam essay, an invitation for strict judgment by both the intended audience and my peers. And this moment of necessary extroversion, this continual struggle to be recognized or appreciated, is fodder for a mental illness.”

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Inktober 2017 Day 16

Did you know that I have NEVER in all my years of watching TMNT 2012 and writing fanfiction about him, actually DRAWN SPLINTER??

So, this is my first attempt and to be honest I’m actually quite proud of it!

I present to you Master Splinter and Mini Splinter! XD  Enjoy my friends

“I am angry. Gender, as it functions today, is a grave injustice. We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change; but, in addition to being angry, I’m also hopeful. Because I believe deeply in the ability of human beings to make and remake themselves for the better.” (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2012)

Pull the rewind button 50 years, guess what? We were angry. Women have been angry for decades. It’s 2017 and (from a Western Civilization’s point of view) we’ve earned some basic rights through the years. We can vote, we have access to education, we can work, we’re in the government, we’re even in high places. Still, in a changing society, there’s never a warranty for basic rights. And in a period of tension as the one we live in, it’s difficult not to fear. We’re getting back to the streets reclaiming full control of our bodies, of our reproductive rights. Most of these are being dictated from tables composed by men only. We still have to reclaim equal pay for doing the same job. We’re still being raped and harassed. We’re still taught to be quiet about it, about everything. (“Everything’s better now, there’s no reason to protest as you do”). We are still told to “have ambition, but not too much. To be successful but not too successful”. Our achievements still a threat to the men who surround us. (“Feminists are women who are frustrated they can’t get a husband”). We still have to be ashamed of owning our femininity in full, so we can be taken seriously (“You’re such a bitch”). We still have to be ashamed of our sexual desire (“You’re such a slut”). We’re still ashamed of calling ourselves, feminists.

Through the 60’s and 70’s, there were women who weren’t afraid. In the film She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry we get to know the protagonists that lead the second wave of feminism. Kate Millet — the author of the classic Sexual Politics—, Eleanor Holmes Norton — first woman to preside the committee for Equal Opportunities, are some of them. Still, the interesting thing about She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry is that, instead of focusing on a specific character, the director depicts the variety of voices that composed Women’s Lib. It’s not a romanticised version of feminism we see, but a dramatized one. It does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference, and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, focuses on key issues like questioning homogeneous norms for female behavior, sexual assault and abortion. The film also makes the parallel with today’s feminism, depicting the movement as a whole. It’s a good first window for men and women who want to know more about it. A history lesson for those who still think there’s nothing to fight for. A reminder to us, on why we should all be angry (still).

– Rita Matos

anonymous asked:

It's no discrepancy; both vids came out this year. Even the earliest sighting in 2012 was addressed as canon in ADWM. We know the start (Dark's his own person) & the end (Dark possess Mark), but what's the catalyst? There's a theory that claims Mark wasn't murdered in the 1st place, & it was Damien on the floor. Mark in ADWM is an actor so he could be acting as the Mayor. Damien claiming that Mark is in his body is figurative in this theory. This could fix ADWM & WKM. Am I making sense?-Car Anon

Yes, you are! Things are starting to make much more sense to me! That makes what Damien said about Mark walking around in his body, well, make more sense. For some reason I cannot word at the moment, but I really like where your ideas are going. In fact, they’re kind of my favorite right now; I try not to change my mind too often, because I don’t want to seem like I’m into whatever new thing comes my way, but this is a fresh new perspective that I’m digging.

     But you said before you don’t actually have a Tumblr? That’s a shame, because I really like what you’ve contributed so far. - Em

The average ages of kpop boy groups

This is literally a pointless post but I was BORED

  • Super Junior - 31.9
  • Big Bang - 28.7
  • Shinee - 26.2
  • Exo - 25.3
  • BtoB - 25.1
  • Vixx - 25
  • Winner - 24.9
  • BAP 24.4
  • Boyfriend - 23.9
  • Hotshot - 23.9
  • Day6 - 23.8
  • Monsta X - 23.7
  • BTS - 22.8
  • Got7 - 22.3
  • Nu’est - 22.3
  • Pentagon - 21.9
  • iKon - 21.4
  • SF9 - 21.3
  • NCT 127 - 20.8
  • Seventeen - 20.7
  • Astro 20.2
  • Wanna One - 20.15
  • NCT Dream - 17

(average heights) (Girl groups: height, age)

[BREAKING NEWS] NU’EST W ACHIEVE THEIR NO.1 DREAM OF A MUSIC SHOW 1ST WIN 6 YEARS AFTER DEBUT! From almost disbanding to no.1!!

NU’EST W got their 1st Win on M Countdown Today with WHERE YOU AT!! 😭   I’M A PROUD ㄴㅇㅅㅌRN! I’VE PRAYED YRS  FOR THIS I’M CRYING, IM’M SHAKING MY HEART IS BEATING OUT OF MY CHEST

 I EXPECTED A RIVER OF TEARS OF TEARS BUT THE MEMBERS WERE SO SHOCKED, THEY WERE IN AWE, THEY JUST STARTED AT EACH OTHER LOOKING SO CONFUSED! JR WAS SO SHOCKED HIS VOICE WOULDN’T COME OUT!!

ㄴㅇㅅㅌ’s have been dreaming about this 6 yrs. People underestimate how much pain comes from your ult. never ever winning. Groups somehow get 15 wins in a row, don’t you think ㄴㅇㅅㅌ’s sometimes get jealous? We felt miserable knowing 1st win was the members dream since debut they never got. It’s a shame now a members has been taken away. At 16, Minhyun wrote in the fan cafe in 2012 how much he wanted 1st win, so Its sad he can’t share this win he wanted to experience so badly with his family NU’EST, However, that’s why they are now a sub-unit “NU’EST W” so ‘NU’ESTs’ first win will be in 2019 when Minhyun returns. Whenever NU’EST receive success they sacrifice 10x more than anyone else to get it!

BEING ABUSED BY PLEDIS, EXILED IN JAPAN FOR 2 YRS, BEING CALLED FLOPS, SLEPT ON, RUMOURS, REDUCING THEMSELVES TO TRAINEES, BEING ROASTED ALIVE JOINING PD101 AS A CHANCE TO SAVE THEMSELVES FROM DISBANDING, AND GOING THROUGH LIVING HELL IN ORDER TO NOT GIVE UP ON THEIR DREAM HAVE ALL LED TO THIS VERY MOMENT!!

I know Minhyun to watched their 1st Win on T.V and cried, upset he’s not there but so so so proud of his family! 

 Aron cried the SO MUCH. Jackson,Mark and Peniel all hugged him tight when he did! Ren went after Aron to console him! He see’s he is loved too after being left behind, and that leaving his family in the USA at 18 and coming to Korea to live his dream was finally worth it

Baekho was in absolute shock!! None of them believed this was year! He made a wish to the moon in 2012 saying that he doesn’t have any other wish but to get 1st win. I hope he knows his father is looking down on him proudly.

 Ren teared up, consoled Aron, tried to give the mic of JR but he couldnt speak. He looked at the fans which the MASSIVE amount of love in his eyes!! his helpless devotion to loves and the members to finally paying off. Even thought he said he felt like running away he stayed- he now knows he is loved for his talent.

 JR WAS IN SHOCK, CHOKED UP WHEN HE TRIED TO DO A SPEECH, THEY ALL JUST STARED AT EACH OTHER IN AWE FOR 5 MINS! He who at 13 joined a company as their 1st male trainee thinking they’d make his dream come true, but instead exiled into foreign countries, constantly blaming himself for their failure. HE KNOWS he lead NU’EST to victory! After the BRUTAL pain he endured as leader he now knows it wasn’t his fault, and he is loved, cherished and the best leader there ever was. He got his 1st win after 6 years, not only as NU’ESTs leader, but as the Nation’s Leader.

DEAR NU’EST, YOU ALMOST DISBANDED A COUPLE MONTHS AGO, BUT NOW YOU ARE ON TOP AND HAVE GOTTEN YOUR NO.1 DREAM, A 1ST WIN, AS NU’EST W.

JR REN ARON BAEKHO MINHYUN YOU ARE VERY DEFINITION OF TALENT, FAMILY, LOVE AND HARD AND! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR NEVER EVER GIVING UP! I WAITED 6 YEARS FOR THIS AND I’M SO HAPPY I GOT TO SPENT IT WITH YOU.

I WRITE THIS WITH TEARS IN MY EYES.

YOU DESERVE THIS, THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING THE WHOLE WORLD TO NEVER GIVE UP ON THEIR DREAM WITH YOUR REVERSAL STORY. 

After 6 Years, ㄴㅇㅅㅌ we finally did!

NU’EST ARE NOW TRUE REVERSAL ICONS OF KPOP!


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This image is from 2012. The guy is a 62 year old retired intelligence/detective from Taiwan. He took his mom to the hospital in a sling because she’d broken her leg and was not comfortable in a wheelchair (the leg on the left looks awkwardly bent). This image went viral in Taiwan. A few days after that, she passed away. (Source)