Wednesday, July 30, 2014
bygone-age:

lyonsheart:

A: an uplifting song
B: a song to listen to before you go to sleep
C: a song from a soundtrack
D: a song that reminds me of a fictional character
E: a song by a band I’ve seen live
F: a song that I’ve used as a ringtone at some point
G: a song to party your butts off to
H: a song that reminds me of my childhood
I: a song that gives me butterflies
J: a song by the beatles
K: a song I know all the lyrics to
L: an instrumental song
M: a song that hasn’t got a video but I wish it had
N: a song by a band I want to see live
O: a melancholic song
P: a song that I’d recommend you based on your blog
Q: a song to drive to
R: a song that I’ve listened to lots of times recently
S: a song by a band of your choice
T: a lovesong
U: a song that reminds me of a fictional pairing
V: a non-english song
W: a song with an amazing music video
X: a cover
Y: a song I’d send to my crush (imaginary, if you don’t have one)
Z: a randomly chosen song

This seems like fun!

bygone-age:

lyonsheart:

  • A: an uplifting song
  • B: a song to listen to before you go to sleep
  • C: a song from a soundtrack
  • D: a song that reminds me of a fictional character
  • E: a song by a band I’ve seen live
  • F: a song that I’ve used as a ringtone at some point
  • G: a song to party your butts off to
  • H: a song that reminds me of my childhood
  • I: a song that gives me butterflies
  • J: a song by the beatles
  • K: a song I know all the lyrics to
  • L: an instrumental song
  • M: a song that hasn’t got a video but I wish it had
  • N: a song by a band I want to see live
  • O: a melancholic song
  • P: a song that I’d recommend you based on your blog
  • Q: a song to drive to
  • R: a song that I’ve listened to lots of times recently
  • S: a song by a band of your choice
  • T: a lovesong
  • U: a song that reminds me of a fictional pairing
  • V: a non-english song
  • W: a song with an amazing music video
  • X: a cover
  • Y: a song I’d send to my crush (imaginary, if you don’t have one)
  • Z: a randomly chosen song

This seems like fun!

aminaabramovic:

Literally every problem in my life can be solved with money

selflubricatinganus:

marvel idea: give black widow a female love interest. me. hire me to kiss scarlett johansson.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
tastefullyoffensive:

Yer a hazard, Harry! [ferribitch]

tastefullyoffensive:

Yer a hazard, Harry! [ferribitch]

"Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

etherealzephyr:

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Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

Part of me is really excited to see that the original post got 200 notes because holy crap 200 notes, and part of me is really saddened that something so negative has resonated with so many people.

sourcedumal:

knitmeapony:

"Is there a problem with my burger?"

This is pretty much all I know about True Blood and I haven’t watched the show because I don’t want to taint perfection with reality.

Yaaaaaaasssss Lafayette!

(Source: petervquill)

fyeahlilbit3point0:

So let’s do that “Guess my 10 favorite characters” thing but with my 10 LEAST favorites!

spicy-vagina-tacos:

supernaturalbadwolf:

spicy-vagina-tacos:

its-the-dead-hipster:

spicy-vagina-tacos:

I met Luke skywalker today (: I love Star Trek!

Dumb bitch

Don’t be rude….. Why can’t I be a Trekkie and proud? “Falcon Punch!!!” Amiright?

Just incase this isn’t a joke. Harrison Ford played Han Solo in Star wars

No sweetie……. You’re confused…….. You’re thinking about Yoda from Star Fox (:

spicy-vagina-tacos:

supernaturalbadwolf:

spicy-vagina-tacos:

its-the-dead-hipster:

spicy-vagina-tacos:

I met Luke skywalker today (: I love Star Trek!

Dumb bitch

Don’t be rude….. Why can’t I be a Trekkie and proud? “Falcon Punch!!!” Amiright?

Just incase this isn’t a joke. Harrison Ford played Han Solo in Star wars

No sweetie……. You’re confused…….. You’re thinking about Yoda from Star Fox (:

rockstarsushiman:

Yes I am an expert on Greek mythology I have read a Percy Jackson book

(Source: locomortor-mortis)

deardeerling:

in west narnia born and raisedthrough the wardrobe was where i spent most of my days

deardeerling:

in west narnia born and raised
through the wardrobe was where i spent most of my days

(Source: areyoutoonenough)

youredarrenfreakingpotter:

My dad would tell me that when we were little and people would say to him “wow, four daughters, that’s a lot of weddings to pay for” (because traditionally the bride’s family would pay for the wedding), my dad would respond with “well, we’re hoping at least one of them will be gay so we can split the cost with the other bride’s family”
He said people never knew how to respond

emmyblotnick:

Either this family has no idea how green screen souvenir photos work or they know EXACTLY how they work.

emmyblotnick:

Either this family has no idea how green screen souvenir photos work or they know EXACTLY how they work.

parkingstrange:

coldheartwarmblood:

utopiacontent:

Everything you wanted to know about transgender people but were afraid to ask.

this is a very good guide!!!!!!!!!!

Terms can be very confusing, so it’s helpful to share guides like these often. :)

I want to print out hundreds of these and release them like confetti from a plane.