Stand where you are, look around, and list whatever liquidy thing is closest to you. This is now your fanfic lube.
Water is actually an improvement. One swallow before that it would have been Greek grappa.
It’s a good thing I just finished the coffee, but still have some water in my glass.
half water half vinegar oh nooooooo
Honey. Uh, NO.
Plain yogurt… Which isn’t the worst, I guess?
Water. It works over other…things… that have been used.
HOT SAUCE D: D: D: D:
Hand lotion. That was surprisingly normal? And certainly less dangerous than other things.
i paid $150 for this textbook
Better than 50 Shades of Grey.
Ok before I realized this was about an octopus…..that was the most terrifyingly disturbing thing I had ever read.
I STARTED LAUGHING WHEN THE MAN HAD FIVE ARMS AND HAVEN’T STOPPED YET
my blog is too much randomized anger and roaring here is octopus sex
Ah tumblr. Where you come for the Marvel gifs and stay for the hot octopus sex.
pmmm + textposts
And does not know the dust left in the bore
Once made the table integral and good;
And suddenly the crystal hits the floor.
Electrons find their paths in subtle ways,
A massless eddy in a trail of smoke;
The names of lovers, light of other days
Perhaps you will not miss them. That’s the joke.
The universe winds down. That’s how it’s made.
But memory is everything to lose;
Although some of the colors have to fade,
Do not believe you’ll get the chance to choose.
Regret, by definition, comes too late;
Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.
- Misato: Asuka you are GROUNDED you cannot take Unit 02 out to get burgers.
- Misato: Asuka
- Misato: Asuka get out of Jet Alone
If everything I’ve heard about it is true, I may not be back here for a while.
So, here are the latest fruits of my Steam shopping:
- FTL and its soundtrack
- The entire Red Faction series. If you’re interested, now’s the time. It’s on sale for literally a tenth the regular price.
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:
- You do not respect their rights as an individual.
- You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
- 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.
FIRST OF ALL: HOW DARE YOU
THIS IS NOT OK
YOU ARE FUCKING GROUNDED YOUNG LADY
The one great thing our generation is gifted with is that even once we’ve finished our period of institutional education (after high school, college, or university) we still have pretty easy access to current educational tools and information.
Our parents finished their education and generally they just moved into their lives as adulthood without any easy way of re-checking the information they learned as a child to see if anything they take to be common knowledge has changed. Even if they wanted to find out, like, hey, does the periodic table still look the same? Does the model of the solar system still look the same? Does our understanding of human nutrition still work the same way? it would have been harder for them to seek out this knowledge. It would have been much more time consuming, and they’d just think, well, since I don’t need this information to do my job / live my life, I shouldn’t bother.
But today, almost instantly, we can find out what the major changes to the period table have been in the past 20 years. New elements that have been added, atomic weights that have changed. We know that there are only 8 planets and 1 sun considered to be in our solar system, and that we have 5 currently recognized dwarf planets like Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake, and Eris. We can find out that the Harvard School of Public Health now recognizes that cow’s milk is not the best source of calcium, and that retinol (vitamin A) which is often fortified in cow’s milk can actually play a part in weakening your bones, not strengthening them.
We have new problems too, like the fact that the internet is so vast and frequently filled with incorrect knowledge, we have to sort through it sometimes at great lengths to find anything resembling the truth, and we can only sort through it using our best judgement. But thanks to the internet and quicker access to information, we’ll never have to stop learning.
dont take your finger off the Z button and scream
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