Seeking Distraction

actualjainasolo:

darshanapathak:

Raise your hand if you’re straddling the line between crippling anxiety and not giving any fucks about anything

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"Some things you can fix, and some things you can’t. And I just think it is a shame to walk away from the things you can."
— Dana Reinhardt, How to Build a House (via crookedhill)

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magnumtb5:

japanu:

itsstuckyinmyhead:

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i’m sorry i could not not

This is why I love Tumblr.

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magpiedminx:

allkillernofiller:

real talk how often are you meant to change your bra

Daily. You should put on a clean bra when you get dressed post sleeping.

BUT you can wear that bra again 2 or 3 more times before you have to wash it, so long as it’s not stinky. Just not on consecutive days, or you’ll wear out the elastic faster.

donotlookatthedogpark:

Fall and winter are really bad seasons for me. As a child, 90% of the traumatic things that happened to me happened during those months. The last few years, it hasn’t hit me as hard.

Why?

I was using drugs. It was easier than feeling.

I got clean in August. I can feel the anxiety and anger coming on like they always do. I feel like I’m going to go to a dark place this year, and I’m scared. I’m scared. I’m anxious. I’m angry. But I’m hopeful. I know I can make it through, but I would appreciate your help.

The link leads to my askbox. I turned on anon for this, even though I really didn’t want to. All I’m asking for is this: if you see this, leave me a message. Something positive. If you had a good day, tell me about it. If you heard about something cute, let me know. If you have a message of hope, an inspirational song, or experience with any kind of struggles, share it with me. Please. And reblog this. Because I’m going to need a lot of help to make it through this year. I really don’t want to get a Clean for Eternity coin before I get a one year key tag. I really don’t want to end up horribly depressed and suicidal.

Please.

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door-maker-guy said: About the free drinks gifset - to what degree does that even happen in real life? Do people really cruise bars expecting someone else to buy their drinks? (Sorry if I come off as naive, I'm not much of a bar hopper).

Neither am I, and I don’t really hang out with that crowd. I think the scene is in there because it’s so unexpected and weird. The humor is in her turning an interaction that treats her as a commodity on its head. Because most women wouldn’t do that, it’s funny that she does.

And I note that, in the gifset, she’s only doing it to demonstrate. I don’t know what the context is, or what led up to her declaring that, but she’s not doing it for gain. She’s making a larger point.

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I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t afraid of sharks. I’ve heard hella people say that Jaws made people afraid of sharks, and that’s probably true—but I’m sure it also has something to do with how sharks TOTALLY FUCK YOU UP FOREVER AND MAKE YOUR BODY LOOK LIKE SPAGHETTI BARF if they get their jaws around you.

Sharks are scary in a primal, universal way, so nobody is going to give you the business for being afraid of sharks. If you’re in the water and you see a shark and you flip the fuck out like you for real saw a ghost, nobody is going to tell you you’re overreacting. If anything they’re probably going to be the Shaggy to your Scooby-Doo. Sharks are fucking terrifying. Sharks, on average, kill five people a year.

Now, I understand the urge to say “not all men” when someone points out the violence and oppression men routinely level against women. I know how unfair it feels to see your entire gender impugned because of the evil, disgusting actions of a few of its members. After a lifetime of respecting physical boundaries and being shy and pleasant and nice, you’re lumped in with a bunch of rapists and misogynists and miscreants and monsters just because you also have a penis—a penis YOU didn’t force on anyone, you would like to point out.

I understand the urge because I used to indulge the urge. I used to say “not all men” when someone would complain about the way society treated women. If you’re presently the type of person who still needs to point out “not all men”? I get it, I really do, but get this: NO FUCKING DOY.

Of course not all men, you yutz. The fuck is someone supposed to do? Type “men (except Seth, who is cool)” when they’re talking about trends? Or even just “men, but not ALL men” every single time, like some kind of waffling dingus? Why, because it might hurt your feelings if they don’t? Are you afraid someone will read that women have a fear of men because of personal experiences and then go, “Wait a minute, a man somewhere raped a woman, THAT MEANS SETH IS A RAPIST.” NO SETH, NOBODY IS DOING THAT, NOW ALSO GET THIS:

One in five women have REPORTED being the victim of sexual assault, and it’s important to note the word “report,” because there are people who don’t report. One in five. Women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends every day. Women are killed simply because they’re women, and at a rate that is so fucking disgusting and horrifying and unfathomable that if Steven Spielberg made a dramatic black-and-white movie about it, that movie would immediately win every Oscar forever.

The problem is real, women are sharing their experiences, and you think it’s important to point out that it isn’t all men, that it’s a small percentage committing these atrocities. One in five women report being sexually assaulted and you would have the world believe that it’s all being done by 12 MEGARAPISTS, traveling from town to town, raping and assaulting, while the other 3.5 billion men on Earth act chill. Your mother or your sister or your girlfriend or your wife or your daughter or your best friend, or more than likely a combination of those people, has been fucking raped—and you’re afraid of sharks.

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magpiedminx:

teamrocketing:

role model

No, she’s really not.

She’s a user.

No matter the gender, using people to give you stuff purely to get them to give you stuff is bad.

Okay, so there’s a few things going on in this gifset. One of them is weaponized femininity, which, yeah, annoying. Another one is the social contract which implies she owes him something in exchange for his drink. She doesn’t. Yeah, she’s taking advantage of a system, but all he’s out is a few bucks. This system is very often used to justify harassment, stalking, and sexual crimes against women: he bought her something, so she “owes” him something.

What should she have given him in exchange for the drink? Five minutes’ conversation? A dance? A kiss?

The humor in the clip is in her subverting a system so often used to screw women over. She’s taking the power out of his hands with a brazen exploitation of a social contract that says men buy their way into a woman’s good graces with a drink. In truth, women aren’t vending machines you feed kindness into until sex falls out. This nicely illustrates the concept.

It actually takes a fair bit of internalized misogyny to blame her for exploiting a system she had no part in setting up.

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giandujakiss:

hotsytotsy:

carryonmy-assbutt:

mpreg-tony:

uncontrollablyspooky:

I PHYSICALLY CAN’T NOT REBLOG THIS WHEN IT COMES UP ON MY DASH
IT’S TOO COOL

It’s called Winterguard. It’s a sport. Those girls are marching band color-guard girls during the summer touring season, and during the winter they compete against other color-guard teams to music. Costumes, props, mats, everything has to be carried onto the gym floor and then taken back away and counts as part of your performance time. 
So when Family Guy or other popular media makes fun of color-guard girls, it pisses me off. We are not rejected cheerleaders. We are what you see above. We kick ass. We spin rifles and flags and sabers. 

YOU GO GIRLS!!!

My biggest regret was not trying out for Color/Winterguard.

are we sure this isn’t xena versus the amazon queen?


My younger sister was in this. To this day, she can’t pick up anything vaguely rifle-shaped in an idle moment without spinning it. It’s impressive.

giandujakiss:

hotsytotsy:

carryonmy-assbutt:

mpreg-tony:

uncontrollablyspooky:

I PHYSICALLY CAN’T NOT REBLOG THIS WHEN IT COMES UP ON MY DASH

IT’S TOO COOL

It’s called Winterguard. It’s a sport. Those girls are marching band color-guard girls during the summer touring season, and during the winter they compete against other color-guard teams to music. Costumes, props, mats, everything has to be carried onto the gym floor and then taken back away and counts as part of your performance time. 

So when Family Guy or other popular media makes fun of color-guard girls, it pisses me off. We are not rejected cheerleaders. We are what you see above. We kick ass. We spin rifles and flags and sabers. 

YOU GO GIRLS!!!

My biggest regret was not trying out for Color/Winterguard.

are we sure this isn’t xena versus the amazon queen?

My younger sister was in this. To this day, she can’t pick up anything vaguely rifle-shaped in an idle moment without spinning it. It’s impressive.

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abbygubler:

repeat after me:

there are white people suffering in the world

but the white people who are suffering are not suffering because they are white

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aconitum-napellus:

aspiegurl:

omg its me

This is my life, encapsulated by a talking parrot.

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