October12014

Messaged all the people I know would enjoy hanging out with me here in STL

Messaged four people.

That’s a sticky situation for a depressed, anxious introvert to get out of, is what I’m starting to realize.

September302014

sithisofficial:

lenasai:

artigosaurus:

queen-of-dork:

i-am-a-cat-eins-zwei-drei:

debisanacronym1:

WHY ARE NONE OF YOU FUCKERS FLIPPING SHIT?!?

NASA HAS DECLARED PLUTO A PLANET AGAIN

IT HAS MOONS!!!!! IT HAS MOONS!!!!!!!

WHAT. WHAT! PLUTO YOU FUCKING DID IT!

VIVA LA PLUTO, YOU DID IT!!!

VIVA LA PLUTO MOTHERFUCKERS!!!!

V I V A L A P L U T O

NASA doesn’t have jurisdiction here. It’s the IAU who declared Pluto not a planet, and they were aware of its moons. It’s not a planet, guys. Why are we still concerned? It’s not like we forgot Pluto’s out there.

(via vocallife)

8AM

I’m beginning to realize just how traumatized my social life is.

And it really does rise all the way to trauma. I keep thinking I’ve realized how bad it is, only then I realize it’s worse.

3AM

I wish that we were at a place culturally where you could inform people of their mental health the way you do physical health.

Like obviously you’d have to not be an idiot about it, but it’d be really nice if “It sounds like you might have the flu!” and “Your pessimism and anxiety might require psychiatric attention” were on equal social footing.

3AM
September292014

princessaeducan:

endless list of favorite video games

Portal 2

"We both said a lot of things that you’re going to regret. But I think we can put our differences behind us. For science. You monster." (x)

(via deusexignis)

4PM

The Light in Her Eyes (2011)

(Source: slumkitty, via lord-kitschener)

September252014

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September242014

Anonymous said: I dislike John Green immensely because he writes angst porn for preteens.

I read all of his books as a junior in college. I had a lot of angst then — still do — was going through a seriously fucked up depressive episode (worse than any previous episode by an order of magnitude). I don’t think the book is angst porn, but I think that’s honestly beside the point:

Why do we mind giving preteens a place to vent those emotions into? Why is it that no one would ever give me crap about crying while reading The Road, but would if they saw me cry over Twilight? What’s wrong with giving teenagers something easier for them to digest — not just dumb teenagers, either. I was not a dumb teenager, but I still read YA fluff in between stuff like Niven’s Ringworld all the time! It’s less focused on narrative and more focused on story; it’s less focused on teaching you how to move through something than presenting an emotional landscape and letting you walk through it. That sounds like a great thing for teenagers, who are different from us primarily because they lack experience!

That experience is what makes YA fluff seem so fluffy to us. It’s why I don’t read much of it anymore — not because I can’t remember what I liked about, say, Sabriel, but I’m not reading any more of that series now as an adult because I’ve read a whole bunch of fantasy and have a lot of experience dealing with the emotions of death and grandeur side-by-side. But teenagers haven’t necessarily; why do we want to demean the spaces created for them? Why do we want to demean authors who want to help out a particularly hard-to-handle, hard-to-understand group of people?

Anyway, it is possible to be completely neutral on John Green and hate his books. So this doesn’t seem like a great argument either.

5AM
incoloure:

about me

Everyone goes up a few numbers once you learn to appreciate their particular build. (This often, though not always, involves large amounts of nudity.)
And do you know how many ugly sticks I’d need to buy to knock you down a 2? I think I might need to ship them through UPS freight!
(I of course walk in the door like, ‘Yeah, I know you think I’m a 6/7 now, but wait til I get cute.’ [By which I really mean, ‘Relax enough to let my femininity shine through.’])

incoloure:

about me

Everyone goes up a few numbers once you learn to appreciate their particular build. (This often, though not always, involves large amounts of nudity.)

And do you know how many ugly sticks I’d need to buy to knock you down a 2? I think I might need to ship them through UPS freight!

(I of course walk in the door like, ‘Yeah, I know you think I’m a 6/7 now, but wait til I get cute.’ [By which I really mean, ‘Relax enough to let my femininity shine through.’])

(via stupendousbadasses)

5AM

The Internet is too quick to hate or love somebody

And leaves little room for anything in between.

I think John Green is a fine example of this. I’m a big fan of both the vlogbrothers, and while I’m not a nerdfighter per se (not an active member of that community), I certainly agree with their philosophy and like most of what they do.

I hear all sorts of good reasons to not like John Green. But I’ve never heard a single convincing argument for hating John Green. They always try and paint him as the holder and a symbol of a particularly gross brand of [insert an issue here], when in point of fact he’s just a really popular guy who’s posted hours of footage onto the Internet. So it’s really easy to take in small chunks of that data without context and not understand that a) he is human and he has grown and knows he needs to keep trying to become a better person b) for those of us who have seen the majority of his and Hank’s videos, we have a lot of perspective with which to judge these guys.

And I think we have a responsibility to be critical. Regardless of what you think of John and Hank, they do have large influence over an oddly cohesive and large group of the denizens of the Internet: nerdfighters in particular should be critical of John (and Hank). They should look at him with the same critical look they encourage everyone to look at the world. Ask questions.

It’s possible to be critical of something you trust. I major in theology because I think it can be better: but I trust that the wisdom theologians have gathered over the years isn’t completely bunk in the modern world.

All of us need to be critical. Then you can open up and say,

"Yes, I love this YouTuber, but that one time in this video when they made that joke about dating young shy people was creepy.”

"I don’t like her much, and some of that is because of the crappy way she dumped her ex; but lately she’s seemed really down, so maybe I need to get over it for a moment."

"I don’t understand this whole transgender thing, and I’m not gonna; but I can at least remember ‘call my grand… daughter, "Alexandra," not "Tim."’"

"Clearly this person is anti-gay marriage, but I’m not gonna blow up on them at work because I’m not going to change his mind while we’re trying to lift boxes; that said, I won’t let him get away with any straight-up homophobia, though."

"How can this person claim to be a feminist and Catholic at the same time? I’m going to write something mean on Tumblr! Wait… claiming Catholic identity and being a lifer aren’t necessarily the same thing. I should ask first."

"Am I being too easy on this author? Yes, what he wrote is awesome, but it definitely supports the patriarchy. Maybe I should only get his books from the library? Idk…"

Be critical. Think.

September232014

justtheladyinblack:

Shout out to all the friends that go with me places because they know it helps my anxiety. You’re the real MVP.

(via whatthefuckwouldkatiedo)

September222014

(Source: amandapanda10, via con-flarnit)

4AM

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4AM
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