this is my associate

like, i get the desire that people have to want things like scars & stretchmarks & imperfections to be beautified and aestheticized in the same way that features which conform do. i get the need to want to see yourself romanticized in that way, to want to switch the language and the way people visualize imperfections.

but like, sometimes i really don’t understand the point of doing all that. because these things just exist at the end of the day, & i just want them to exist without adding or negating my value as a human being. i don’t even want 80000 aesthetic pictures of my acne scars or armpit hair, i just want them to exist and for people to treat me like a human being, and not like some kind of eldritch horror OR as some kind of epic symbol against beauty standards. i just wanna exist and for these things to just be treated as what they are–a consequence of living a life and nothing else. 

and i think it’s deeply misguided sometimes to act as if the only way to counter negative shit from some of the narrow beauty standards that exist is to run in the total opposite direction, rather than learning to come to terms with the fact that yeah, some things aren’t pretty, but that doesn’t mean they’re ugly, that just means that they are and they exist and don’t have an inherent value, and more importantly, don’t have any sort of bearing on your own worth as a person either.

underrated Iconic™ six of crows/crooked kingdom moments
  • inej simultaneously choking tante heleen and stealing her priceless diamonds like a bamf
  • kaz’s ‘embarrassed teenage boy’ act in front of smeets (i was laughign so hard)
  • “pay someone to pay someone to pay someone to burn your kruge”
  • that time kaz and wylan chemically burned a hole in the ceiling and dropped into the middle of van eck’s dinner party
  • matthias grumbling “i. should. let. you. die.” while trying to restart kaz’s heart; nina giving kaz mouth-to-mouth resuscitation 
  • kaz staying conscious even though a prison guard shoved his bare fingers in his mouth (!!!)
  • Wyvil
  • inej breaking van eck’s nose SHE DID THAT
  • JESPER’S SHOT @ KUWEI!! MY HEART WAS IN MY THROAT WHY DOES NO ONE TALK ABOUT THIS 
  • kaz complaining nonstop bc alys van eck Wont ShuT UP
  • nina f-bombing @ matthias
  • child kaz f-bombing @ the man who wont let him see mr. hertzoon
  • “you’re too broke to buy waffles” 
  • llewelyn
  • KAZ’S IDIOTIC SMILE WHEN HE SEES INEJ JESPER AND WYLAN THUNDERING FROM THE ICE COURT IN A TANK DRAGGING THE ‘STRYMAKT FJERDAN’ BANNER HONESTLY DOES IT GET ANY BETTER
  • nina’s pregnant woman charade 
  • “i will turn your teeth inside out” “that’s physically impossible”
  • WYLAN’S DRUNK FJERDAN NATIONAL ANTHEM
  • wylan “im not a thief” van eck: offended @ “you think like a lockpick”; one (1) book later wylan has a scheming face and a “very passable imitation of kaz’s glare”
  • “if you ever cared about me at all, don’t follow.” Kaz Why Are You Like This Kaz
  • damage
10

I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory,
Is this where it gets me? In space, 60000 feet above the Earth…

Modern AU featuring TJeffs as local human disaster, Jmads as #givemeabreak2k17 and A.Ham as your obedient gremlin

[Someone actually did this]

something that people really dont understand about ADHD is that we dont “jump from one idea to the next”

we have very fast, very associative minds that connect ideas. we have a train of thought, it just goes WAY faster than yours!

example: im thinking about dogs. that makes me think of pitbulls, which makes me think of an animal planet show i enjoy. the show connects to tv in general, which makes me think of my favorite cartoon. i associate my favorite cartoon with art and animation, and i wind up thinking about shading techniques.


TL;DR: having ADHD is kinda like playing a lifelong game of 7 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

at hunk & lance’s 5th grade graduation every kid had to get up and say what their favorite school memory was. hunk’s was “my favorite moment was when i met lance” and lance’s was “my favorite moment was when i met hunk” and while each of them was speaking the other was in the corner dabbing. 

Lance: no, all you gotta do is go up to the guy and tell him you like him

Keith: okay, so like this: i like you.

Lance: exactly! now just go tell him!

Keith: i like you

Lance: yeah, just like that, now go tell him

Keith: i just did

Lance: but it’s just me here

Keith:

ice ice paladin‧₊˚

4

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

happy birthday to a special bean!

2

i feel like i owe the Foxes at least one group drawing considering i read all the books in like 3 days…

every time I see Dipper I think of a cat

6

What can a female character do without being criticized mercilessly? [insp.]