this was supposed to be a harmless thing

therapsida replied to your post :

anyway it’s ok if you smoke weed but keep it away…

:( I feel like this ‘you’ is addressed to me as a smoker. i guess it is? i’m not sure how every1 who smokes a certain substance belongs to a class to which we can attribute core attitudes such as inconsiderateness? like sure hyperbole but :/ …..

eh, I don’t mean anyone specifically but cigarette smoke is a serious like real public health problem and yeah I do think anyone who engages with it in public is being inconsiderate, no holds, that seems like the least controversial thing I could say in 2015. it’s also an addiction and everyone I know who smokes doesn’t really have a problem admitting that their addiction is fucked up and hurts people and themselves–are we, like, supposed to act like it’s a chill harmless free choice game?

I object to the idea of cigarette smokers as a “class” but that was very much a way that it was talked about in the 1990s during the first waves of regulation on public smoking. it was pretty common to hear people invoke “second class citizen” to talk about the bans. Here is an example of it in print in a newsletter for a fake consumer agency that was a front for tobacco industry interest groups involved in mass campaigns to invent this exact notion. Here is a draft of a speech by a Winston (RJ Reynolds) representative that says “people [who] choose to smoke are fed up with being treated like second-class citizens. With our help, they’re organizing and fighting back against anti-smoking efforts.” Here is a draft of an actual “smokers’ rights movement” pamphlet to have been distributed by RJ Reynolds, FREE OFFER INSIDE: tired of being treated like a second-class citizen…just because you choose to smoke? 

Even if what Renner and Evans said was supposed to be a joke and meant in a sarcastic harmless way, I think it’s still damaging cause it’s perpetrating slut-shaming culture. It’s not something you joke about.The fact this is seen as a joke shows how much the way women’s sexuality is degraded and that this is seen as a normal thing to do or joke about, is embedded in society.

Dear Abhinav,

I wanted to write letters to you. But I know that in the short time that we have, some of them might never reach all the places they are supposed to go, like in the pockets of an old coat. So I thought I’d write it down now, while the heart is young and the world is harmless. Thank you for today. For the midnight ocean. For the conversation. For the non-conversation. The way we found abandoned boats and sat in them, looking at the floating world, the dumb things we did, like listening to seals overs the pier, and smiling because we had today. I hope you’ll remember today. I hope that when you look back, the lights over your porch are as bright as the deserted pier where we stalled, on a simple Thursday when all the clocks turned the other way.

anonymous asked:

So I know you get harassed about this a lot, and a lot of people make the joke, but can you describe your relationship with Ratchet? I hear people call him your "mama" or your "mother" or stuff like that, but is that really how you two kind of are? Is Ratchet actually in some way like your mom, or is it just a joke people make?

It’s just a joke the anons made up, but honestly, it’s not one I’m interested in fighting. It’s a cute, harmless thing.

And besides. I know what a mentor’s supposed to be like, I know what a human mother’s supposed to be like, and Ratchet’s the closest thing I’ve ever had to either. 

My husband makes me feel so self conscious and unappreciated. It’s truly exhausting. He only points out flaws to me and other people. A seemingly harmless comment about my personality isn’t always so harmless. Why don’t you fucking tell people what you like about me? Instead of complaining about our small apartment, think of how hard I had to work to get that for us. Think of what I’ve given up. Instead of dwelling on what we don’t have, be grateful for maybe having me? Listen to me once in a while. Fucking go one day without interrupting me while I’m talking. It’s supposed to be you and I. Things that don’t really seem like secrets should be more private now. It’s so unnecessary to tell your mom all about our dinner date and literally tell her the price of every single we ordered. I feel no connection to you and only you. Because of you. I want to feel needed again.

This Magnesium expired in April ‘14. We had a small and harmless kitchen fire today, which Matt extinguished with our fire extinguisher. Those things make a mess, and so tonight we’re emptying and scrubbing the entire kitchen. That’s how I found the Magnesium that expired in April ‘14. 

 The ER attending recommended this bottle of Magnesium in August '11. I purchased it at a CVS on the way home and cried with my husband in the store because the Magnesium was supposed to help with the cramping of the miscarriage I was about to have. 

 "You’re not miscarrying yet, but you will.“ Blighted ovum. Nothing alive. Advil, Magnesium, a little wine, wait a week for the body to take care of it. 

That ovum was anything but blighted. That ovum was our daughter, who sleeps in the next room as we clean up the kitchen. She’ll be three on Sunday. Her little brother, who sleeps in his crib beside her bed, was born the month this Magnesium expired. 

This is my misdiagnosed miscarriage Magnesium, and it’s time to throw it away. 

Thank you, fire extinguisher. Thank you, husband who used it. Thank you, doctor, for being wrong in 2011. Thank you, head of the ER who called me to apologize when I wrote a letter months later. My case will be used as an example now, I’m told. OK, back to cleaning.

i dont even kno how most of my ocs came to birth. magic man cody swanson started out as a homestuck fankid for a fanventure that neve launched and i developed him past angry 14 year old with butter in his underwear to average white kid 

ugly dog husband was supposed to be a statement on how everyone will fall head over heels over a manipulative and evil character just because theye acted and look cute but then he also ebcame commentary on how ppl dont do ocs that Do Illegal Things Right in the community ( paticularly cannibals always being played off the hannibal/sweeney todd trope n then talking in public out loud about how much they Love to Eat People ) and hes.. not so impressive

robot oc just existed because i wanted a robot oc. unproblematic fav because i wanted to indulge myself on a harmless character that says scary shit

the twins are there because i wanted to take really cutetalents that i actually know a little bit of shit about ( utaite/vocaloid producer ) and put them into a despair situation and try to wist and see what kind of Evil they can make with themselves

mickey mouse because i wanted another self indulgent oc. seon-hee ALSO for another self indulgen oc

I turned around to face, and shoot a hopefully scathing glare, at the golden haired man peering at me from the video call feed. He ignores it, eyes somewhere else.
“Get rid of the lighter. Use yourself. Fire magic would suit you.”
“What? I-” I click the lighter a bit more, to no avail, and sigh, turning to continue marking the ground instead. “I haven’t… I mean, I know plenty of magic in theory, but I’ve only really practiced the harmless things. Cleaning spells, lifting smaller objects, safety wards-”
“Do you really believe any demon will respect you like this?”
“Why are you antagonizing me so much right now? Do you ‘really believe’ this is a good time?”
“Because you’re asking for it with the ignorance you’re showing. I’ve taught you better than this.”
“You’re not- you can’t just-” I splutter and hiss, then compose myself. “…Who do you think you are, to me? I don’t have to let you in on this kind of thing. I can end the call anytime.”
“We’re friends, Rudy,” Clarey explains in a kind tone, smiling. “That’s why I let you know when you’re making mistakes, and try to correct them- rather than just letting you go through with all these misconceptions, making yourself out to be a pretentious little boy with nothing to back up your claims of worth. It’s because I care.”

i’m going to Fight my own character

anonymous asked:

Many of the young people in our society here in the USA are embracing a dangerous “little fox” or seemingly “little thing” that may seem harmless. The young people are saying that it is a “trendy” thing to do. Many of them are showing off rings attached to their pierced flesh. These are abnormal and unnatural. (found this on bible ref but can't include link) just what i've learned from the Word but interpret as is convenient for your fashion tastes i suppose

that verse makes absolutely no sense in context, nonnie. It’s about guarding the heart and working past mutual insecurities to make a better marriage. i’m pretty sure twisting Scripture to suit your own view is a little more upsetting than making a fashion choice.

once again, jewelry is amoral and nose piercings were used as decorations in Biblical times.

A Little Advice || Druella & Evan || February 20th, 1979

“Vance. Emmeline, her name is. Harmless thing – on the wrong side of the war, but she seems pliable. Shouldn’t be much of a problem for you to handle. And, if her mother is to be believed, a virgin. She didn’t look like she’d been around the block much. She’s perfect, Evan, barely spoke a word while I was there, her mother did all the talking. Cute little thing, too, I suppose.”

The words echoed in his head long after the evening had ended. For two days he buried himself in books and potions, but the truth was that he couldn’t ignore the arrangement. He had to face it whether he wanted to or not. As a Rosier and a pureblood heir it was his duty and he wasn’t one to shirk responsibilities. Not because he cared a great deal or had some higher set of morals but because it worked to his advantage.

Everything in his life had been molded to create the perfect façade. He worked at the ministry not because he needed to but because it helped to mitigate the stigma associated with the supremely wealthy. A pureblood with nothing but time on his hands was an easy target and frequent suspect. Someone that kept their heads down and appeared to work hard though? Even when he’d been kidnapped it had been clear that no one thought anything of him despite his status as a member of the Sacred 28.  

That thought process made it easier to justify a wife since married men were also less likely to attract suspicion, but how did he deal with it? Did affianced women expect to be romanced? It was this question that kept him pacing for much of the morning before he finally decided to call on an expert. “Tolmi.” He waited for the lantern-eyed elf to appear and instructed him to prepare his aunt’s favorite dessert before retreating upstairs to clean himself up.

When he returned he found a small box with the treat inside and nodded grabbing his coat since it was still blistering outside. It didn’t take him long to reach his aunt’s residence, and there he hesitated. Typically he sent a note of warning preferring politeness over just barging in, but he’d forgotten. Hoping the offering (and trouble) would be enough to overlook the lack of manners he sauntered up and knocked firmly at the door, waiting to be greeted and shown in.

anonymous asked:

so wait... it's alright to bash hook fans, but not rumbelle fans? i ship rumbelle, but this isn't ok.

Sorry, I’m a little confused? Are you referring to the “stans” comments in my last couple of posts?

Because to me, personally, a stan is not the same thing as a fan. Being a stan is not supposed to be a good thing. I know a lot people use the word in a different way now, and that’s perfectly fine, but I’m still stuck on the original meaning.

I don’t have anything against fans, Hook fans included. I’m truly sorry if I made anyone who follows me feel bad (I know a lot of you guy are Hook fans).

For me, stans are the bad apples of the fandom. They’re those obnoxious asshats who defend and try to excuse every single bad thing their fave does. They refuse to acknowledge their flaws, except the ~cute, harmless ones. Stans are people who seem to believe fictional characters are more important than real people’s feelings. If you say something bad about their fave, they’ll start frothing at the mouth and will probably insult you and your ancestors, even if what you said was perfectly justified. Stans act like their headcanons are canon, and will treat you like a moron if you disagree. Stans and logic are like this:

All stans annoy me. Hook stans, Rumple stans, Belle stans: I don’t care. When I see someone act like an actual stan, I write them off as an idiot (and then block them, if I’m cranky enough). You can’t have rational conversations with those people. Trust me, there are a few people in the Rumbelle fandom that I’m not super fond of because they’re too… intense (and sometimes downright gross and offensive) for me. The Hook/CS fandom is just a lot more vocal on tumblr, so of course there are more stans to deal with.

TL;DR: If you’re a fan of Hook (or any other character) and you’re not a smug, rude, and completely irrational jerk about it, my posts weren’t about you. Of course you shouldn’t feel bad for liking a character. ♥ Anyway, it would be extremely hypocritical of me. I’ve been fan of characters that were much, much worse than any of the characters on OUAT. I just never stanned for them.

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oddly enough i dont feel comfortable alt/crack shipping michiru and its not even out of some sanctity for canon

I know its a popular fan thing but I guess its cause the idea of massiveflirt/trollmaster - in the general sense, not specific people - Michiru doesnt really click with me? Like it feels a bit congruent with how her upbringing probably emphasizes formality and esp doesn’t mesh with her being awkward socially, except in really harmless situations where she can be playful. I always thought the joke was a contrast to Haruka’s blunt-as-rock behavior (and just a bigger archtype of oujos in comedic situations) that Michiru responses to things are supposed to be more reassuring and enthusiastic but end up coming just as bad because she’s oblivious to a thing (though maybe not all the time, kind of like how the anime sold Siren as a goofy character who still had a capable streak)

Esp since with the senshi, I prefer the idea that a strong innate emotional pull the senshi actually makes her more wary rather than less, and I see her way less comfortable doing that kind of behavior with them until much later

jheszluvs1d asked:

♣️

What is one thing that they find embarrassing?
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She gets pretty embarrassed at herself when she accidentally blurts out certain things that are supposed to be “secret”, but that only usually happens with little harmless secrets.

I can’t believe you lied to your parents
I can’t believe your addiction was more important than I was or will ever be to you
I can’t believe you gave up everything just like breathing
I know I was difficult
I know I wasn’t perfect
But I was always honest
Always
I could have given you everything
But you chose the drug
You say it’s nothing, it’s no big deal
“At least it’s not meth right?”
No
Because that’s what it will be next
You’re blind to it
You think you’re doing harmless recreations
You’re ruining yourself
What happened to my best friend?
When did he lose himself to such a sick thing
When did I stop becoming your everything?
Because as soon as I made you mine
You drifted
As far as you could possibly go
I don’t understand
We were supposed to be forever
No matter what
No matter where
You were ALWAYS there
And you haven’t been for months now
You missed all my important things
Things I begged you to be there for
I don’t know what to do
I’m dying without you
But do I really need you?
Everyone says I’m being stupid
But I can’t understand how you can just throw me away like that
I don’t want to give up.
I want us to work out
I honestly need you
But you clearly don’t need me
I guess there’s truly nothing I can do
We’re at wits end
You’re content in your behaviors
And I’m broken.
Shattered.
I just want you back to normal again.

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