this is Alice in Wonderland
all of these are fuckin weird I want 20 of each
You put together a list of “unusual flowers” that included a garden-variety (har) iris on it but not the naked hanging man orchid? For shame.
Listen, when you use a word of hate ironically — like, and your defense is “I’m not racist, how could you ever think I’m racist??” I want you to imagine owning a gun, but never buying live ammunition. You only purchase blanks. Ok?
And say sometimes when you hang out with your close friends, you take out your gun, which they know contains no live ammunition, and you shoot it at stuff, and you think it’s funny. And maybe the first time you do it, they’re like “Shit. I mean, I know those are blanks, but that’s kind of fucked up,” but your argument is, “But I can’t really hurt anyone! They’re just blanks!” And over time they just get used to it and find it kind of funny. “Oh, that Cliff, sometimes he takes his gun out and shoots some blanks, but he doesn’t really mean anything. It’s just funny! You know how it goes.”
Now, imagine that over time, having received the acceptance for your actions from your friends, you decide you can start firing blanks around people you’ve never met. In mixed company. You’re at a dinner party one night, you’ve had a few, so you go “Hey, wanna see something cool?!” and those who are your friends at the party know what’s coming, so they’re prepared, but then the people who don’t know you, they see you whip out a piece and go “Oh shit, I’m going to die, it’s everything I feared,” but your friends explain to them it’s not a big deal, there’s nothing to be afraid of, “Cliff wouldn’t hurt a fly,” so they eventually, begrudgingly, don’t say anything about it, don’t call you, Cliff, a fucking asshole. “Fine, it’s kind of ridiculous, but whatever.” Something like that.
And then you are at a large public place. A concert, an open mic, where you and your friends are outnumbered by the rest of the audience. And maybe someone pushes you or gives you a hard time, so you decide, just to give the guy a taste of his own medicine, to pull out your gun, and fire some blanks. Give him a real, real visceral jump. And everyone around you feels threatened, unsafe, about to be part of something they were always on some subconscious level afraid would happen, but at the same time hopeful it would never happen because our society’s getting smarter and more considerate of those around them. And then some other people, who after seeing it happen, feel relieved that you were firing blanks, but also feel empowered by your choice to fire a weapon in a public place, and choose to do the same thing.
Do you get it yet?
The fact is that derogatory remarks, whether used sincerely or ironically, and ammunition, whether blank or live, still creates the same environment of discomfort and fear every time it is used. So cut the shit.
- Junot Diaz
WHAT’S GOIN’ ON!
Everyone else can go home
best cosplay of all time
I love that the cheekbones are drawn on her face.
warning: my policy for this blog is to repost this every time it pops up on my dash
can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that every troll cosplayer in this picture is a terezi
How INFJs Can Develop
As with all types, an INFJ can achieve personal growth by developing those functions that are not fully developed, through actions such as involving others in the development of one’s own personal vision or goals, investigating and collating hard facts/data, and learning how to plan and control projects. It is the area of logistics that presents the greatest challenge, and potential for growth, for that doesn’t depend on people’s growth or development and it requires taking a more objective approach than is natural for an INFJ.
A List of Things I Need To Remind Myself
1. I’m human and an emotional one. There’s no need to deny certain emotions because I think they’re beneath me. This includes:
- Being anxious and overwhelmed when I want to be on top of my shit because I usually am. Just because you’ve been traveling doesn’t mean that moving to a different country will be easier. Each time you do this, you displace yourself and start over: new people to meet, new friends to make, new phone cards to purchase. This takes time. So, patience.
- Feeling tired all the time and wanting to go home. You have jetlag. It’s hot. It’s understandable that you crave something predictable, even comfortable (but comfort is insidious).
- Missing him. You consider this a weakness, but it’s okay. It’s okay to miss him even if you two weren’t in love with one another. He wanted you and he sought you out. His familiar presence across the cafe table was always a loyal source of comfort and stability that you don’t have at the moment.
2. Nothing will be as worse as those first two weeks in China where I was hallucinating sounds of home (the gurgle of a nonexistent water cooler, the vague echo of a cheerful, morning shout) and I woke up with a heavy ache every morning.
3. I have a week until my contract starts. Although I have a week to explore the city and hang out with people, I look forward to starting. Routine, schedules and responsibilities make traveling less lonely.
4. Traveling is difficult when I create emotional connections everywhere I go. Leaving people behind is more painful for me than being left behind. But friends, family, loved ones and kaibigans will always be there for you, always, always, always…
5. I’m human and a brave one at that.
(✿ﾉ◡‿◡)ﾉ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ reminder that if u can’t get out of bed today that’s okay and if u feel like crying on public transportation that’s okay and if u got a bad mark on a test that’s okay because there are still so many forests to explore and cities to get lost in and dogs to pet and u are only a small star in a big universe and u are doing so well
Hello! To all my followers anticipating Tension in Three Parts, here’s what’s up:
I’m moving to Singapore tomorrow to start my new job in about a week. Needless to say, I’m going to be extremely busy with jet lag, settling in Singapore, getting visa processed, and then almost immediately starting my teaching/boarding responsibilities.
I was hoping to finish Tension in Three Parts before I left, but personal issues came up that made working on the last part emotionally difficult to write (curse of the INFJ writer). I’ve since worked it out and started working on the chapter, but between packing, spending all my time with family and friends, and preparing for my 2 year teaching/living abroad experience, I’ve been busy.
I’ve (finally) learned not to give myself deadlines when it comes to promising updates since that just puts more pressure on me. What I can promise you is that Tension in Three Parts will be finished. The less I say about when, the better (just like how I suddenly updated Chapter 3, Part 1).
As with all writing endeavors, I thought the last part would only be about 2500 words, but it’s turning out to be 5000 words. And as always, I will be giving you my very best—researched, reflective and revised writing :)