loserboyjean:

destroy the idea that big noses are not good noses

(Source: moralandroid)

allthingslinguistic:

Practice with Pronouns is a site that lets you practise subject, object, possessive, and reflexive forms of English third person pronouns. It comes with a few of the most common options, but you can also fill in whatever pronouns you like. Useful for both English learners and people wanting to practise using nonbinary pronouns.  
As if it couldn’t get any more delightful, it often uses quotes from Welcome to Night Vale in the practice sentences, which is definitely far more entertaining than See Spot Run. The feedback sentences are also very cute. 
(Hm, I’m pretty sure the second blank in that screenshot should have said “xyr”, in retrospect.)

allthingslinguistic:

Practice with Pronouns is a site that lets you practise subject, object, possessive, and reflexive forms of English third person pronouns. It comes with a few of the most common options, but you can also fill in whatever pronouns you like. Useful for both English learners and people wanting to practise using nonbinary pronouns.  

As if it couldn’t get any more delightful, it often uses quotes from Welcome to Night Vale in the practice sentences, which is definitely far more entertaining than See Spot Run. The feedback sentences are also very cute. 

(Hm, I’m pretty sure the second blank in that screenshot should have said “xyr”, in retrospect.)

(Source: llanakila)

riot1993:

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

riot1993:

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

(Source: unlucky-artist)

bbcofficial:

islapoldppl:

cantwearhats:

technickel:

b-a-p-ontheblock:

thezefronposter:

effyeahfandoms:

tonystarktrek:

theangelshavetheearhat:

de4ctivate:

this might go over the heads of some of the kids on here. 

did you just

This is the greatest post I have ever seen because it is both a pun and a harsh truth.

IT’S TRANSPARENT

I showed this to my 11 year old brother and asked him if he knew what it was. He looked at it for a few seconds and said
"I dunno. a printer?"
a pRINTER

i’m 15 and i don’t get it

remember drawing on the plastic sheets and then casually smudging everything away aaah memories. 

STOP MAKING ME FEEL OLD INTERNET

Them loud ass flappy ass sheets.

we still use these at my school tho

bbcofficial:

islapoldppl:

cantwearhats:

technickel:

b-a-p-ontheblock:

thezefronposter:

effyeahfandoms:

tonystarktrek:

theangelshavetheearhat:

de4ctivate:

this might go over the heads of some of the kids on here. 

did you just

This is the greatest post I have ever seen because it is both a pun and a harsh truth.

IT’S TRANSPARENT

I showed this to my 11 year old brother and asked him if he knew what it was. He looked at it for a few seconds and said

"I dunno. a printer?"

a pRINTER

i’m 15 and i don’t get it

remember drawing on the plastic sheets and then casually smudging everything away aaah memories. 

STOP MAKING ME FEEL OLD INTERNET

Them loud ass flappy ass sheets.

we still use these at my school tho

(Source: transparent-like-your-balls)

walkingfoxiest:

a post where I explain with images how foxes are the best thing ever, and how if you disagree you are obviously wrong

(Source: )

libutron:

Black Slime Mold
This photo shows the fruiting bodies (sporangia) of the cosmopolitan slim mold species Comatricha nigra growing on dead wood. The fragile sporangia of this species is less than 1 cm tall.
[Protista - Amoebozoa - Myxogastrea - Stemonitales - Stemonitidaceae - Comatricha Preuss 1851 - Comatricha nigra (Pers.) J. Schröt. 1885]
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Juraj Komar | Locality: Piešt̕any, Trnavsky, Slovakia

libutron:

Black Slime Mold

This photo shows the fruiting bodies (sporangia) of the cosmopolitan slim mold species Comatricha nigra growing on dead wood. The fragile sporangia of this species is less than 1 cm tall.

[Protista - Amoebozoa - Myxogastrea - Stemonitales - Stemonitidaceae - Comatricha Preuss 1851 - Comatricha nigra (Pers.) J. Schröt. 1885]

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Juraj Komar | Locality: Piešt̕any, Trnavsky, Slovakia

You are not alone

youneedacat:

realsocialskills:

If you are being hurt by a person, they’re likely trying to convince you that no one else could possibly understand your relationship.

If you’re being hurt by your family, they’re likely trying to convince you that no one else could possibly understand your family.

If you are being hurt by a community, they’re likely trying to convince you that no one from outside the community can possibly understand.

It’s not true. You are not alone. There are others outside your relationship, family, and community, who can relate to what you’re going through and who can help.

Some aspects of your relationship, family, or community are unique. Some of them are probably unusual, positive, and hard for outsiders to understand. But that is not the barrier that those who are hurting you want you to think it is. It is not insurmountable.

People do not have to understand absolutely everything in order to relate to your experiences in important ways.

You can make connections with others, and a lot of things you have experienced will be very, very similar. Some aspects of abuse are universal. Others are very common. (One very common aspect of abuse is that there is often something about the relationship that is positive, unusual, and secret or hard to describe.). 

The people who you can relate to may be very different from you in a lot of ways. They may be a different age, ethnicity, religion, race, gender, or culture than you. Maybe they are disabled and you aren’t. Maybe their disability is different, or more severe, than yours. Maybe the particular horrors they faced took a different shape. That matters, but it’s not the only thing that matters.

It is ok to relate to the experiences of people who are very different from you. It is not appropriation. (It is not ok to pretend that your experiences are identical; but it’s completely possible to relate without doing that.) Don’t let anyone tell you to only listen to people who are just like you. We all need each other.

People may be trying to isolate you, but you are not alone. Other people can and do understand and care about the ways in which you are getting hurt.

youneedacat said:

I think this is one of the most harmful things about the flagrant misuse of the word ‘appropriation’ that I’ve seen flood through tumblr.  Like, “It’s appropriation if you flap your hands and you’re not autistic.”  As if autistic people have a secret cultural patent on hand-flapping.

But seriously — this fear of identifying with each other is toxic.  It’s far more toxic than the occasional overidentification is.  Overidentification can be plenty bad, and I dislike it as much as anyone does.  But.  What I see happening on tumblr and other places that adopt this attitude, is people getting pushed apart.

People getting pushed apart needlessly.  Because people are afraid to identify with each other’s experiences for fear of being ‘appropriative’.  (Which isn’t even what real appropriation looks like.  Real appropriation is horrible and awful and nasty, but it is not the same as identifying with someone different than yourself.  I keep wanting to say, “You’re appropriating the word appropriation.”)

And I think even in activist contexts this gets things screwed up.  It prevents solidarity among people with similar experiences.  It prevents people from different oppressed groups from comparing notes and learning from each other.  Because everyone is so afraid of accidentally stepping on each other’s toes that they won’t get within ten feet of each other, that’s how ridiculous it’s getting.

And yes — it also screws things up in contexts where a person is being abused and needs help but is afraid to identify with the experiences of other people.  I know that’s the main topic.  But I wanted to address it in terms of activism too because there’s a serious parallel thing going on there.

It’s just… it’s all so wrong, and all so toxic, and I can see what made things go bad in this direction, but I can’t see how to fix it.  Other than setting out little packages with bits of truth in them, like I’ve talked about.  Like the original poster did.  Like I’m doing now.  And then people can find the packages and read them and decide for themselves what to think about them.

jaclcfrost:

if people i know online met me in person they’d be surprised by several things like

  • my height
  • my voice
  • exactly how annoying i can be
mostlycatsmostly:

(via Oliver Pietern)
gap-var-ginnunga:

unknownpressures:

cyberalis:

A comic I made to vent.

This is how I feel. Plus an added dose of ‘eat this/do this exercise/think positive/everyone is tired/modern life’.


fuckin’ a

gap-var-ginnunga:

unknownpressures:

cyberalis:

A comic I made to vent.

This is how I feel. Plus an added dose of ‘eat this/do this exercise/think positive/everyone is tired/modern life’.

fuckin’ a