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"One common therapeutic strategy [when working with suicidal patients] is to talk about how much the patient’s parents/friends/girlfriend/pet hamster love them, how heartbroken they would be if they killed themselves. In the absence of better alternatives, I have used this strategy. I have used it very grudgingly, and I’ve always felt dirty afterwards. It always feels like the worst sort of emotional blackmail. Not helping them want to live, just making them feel really guilty about dying. “Sure, you’re a burden if you live, but if you kill yourself, that would make you an even bigger burden!” A++ best psychiatrist.

There is something else I’ve never said, because it’s too deeply tied in with my own politics, and not something I would expect anybody else to understand.

And that is: humans don’t owe society anything. We were here first."

via: awildbear | @brutereason

13 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 214 notes


sorry white people but if you dont support mike brown & the people of fergusons’ protests in 2014 you probably wouldnt have supported abolition in the 1800s or civil rights movements in the 1960s & having the ability to recognize something as morally justified in hindsight something that has already been accepted by the mainstream as morally justified is nice for u but on all practical levels useless to everyone else 

(Source: cabbagefuneral)

via: awildbear | @cabbagefuneral

13 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 15,544 notes


i loooooove personality quizzes and astrology and alignments and personality types because i’m completely obsessed with myself

via: xxmarykinsxx | @finalgrrl

13 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 74,207 notes





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via: marendotkoeller | @chichiwho

13 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 421,100 notes

[Gun noises]

(Source: peterquill)

via: marykatewiles | @peterquill

13 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 77,545 notes

"I get way too sensitive when I get attached to someone. I can detect the slightest change in the tone of their voice, and suddenly I’m spending all day trying to figure out what I did wrong."

— Humans of New York - Amman, Jordan (via 5000letters)

via: clinicallydepressedpug | @5000letters

14 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 135,943 notes


five sets of two hands, fingers spread wide
my best friend lying next to me squeaks out
“never have I ever masturbated”
a chortle and a shrug between the boys as they flick down their obligatory fingers
and I can’t help but feel a twinge in my stomach as my pinky follows suit
the silence in the room is thick and grey and suddenly sliced by
yes really.
have you ever experienced fun?

I pull away a hair caught in my scarlet lipstick
in my reflection I see my table mate from english class
behind me she blinks twice and scoffs
“who are you trying to impress?”
the bathroom door is closed behind her before I can ask
the last time she did something to impress herself.

before a trip to the mall
one of my friends spends two hours
perfecting her bronzer
and choosing the perfect pair of shoes
the other rubs in dry shampoo
and is out the door in less than five minutes
they are two of the most beautiful girls I’ve ever seen.

my father calls me beautiful through a mouthful of popcorn
as I pour a glass of milk to accompany my now third piece of leftover birthday cake
he plants a kiss on my cheek and I grin as I wipe it away.

she asks me what to do to start loving herself
and I send her away to my full length mirror
and demand to only speak to her
when she’s found something to adore
the way I did with my knobby knees
and tiger-striped hips
and big square teeth
fifteen minutes go by
and she finally points to the freckles on her nose
splits into a grin
the one that makes everyone weak in the knees
and I watch the lightbulb go off above her head
as she realizes
it’s never been her job to hate her body

i tell my sister she looks cute today
and the look on her boyfriend’s face
when she blurts out “damn right I do!”
is priceless.

I used to worry that I’d never find someone who loved me at all
and now my biggest fear
is finding someone who can adore me as much as I’ve come to.


— seven thoughts on self love that came to me before I got my driver’s license (llb)

(Source: fadingdreamsonivorykeys)

via: jilli-beans | @fadingdreamsonivorykeys

14 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 33,329 notes

tagged: #note to self #:)




I’m grossed out by the kind of stuff tumblr does to its users over an extended period of time

Grammar and punctuation is completely lost on some people, to the point where their posts are unreadable and irritating

And tumblr fosters and feeds this incredible narcissism and need to impress people- people who don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.



via: jcatgrl | @poopytenthousand-deactivated201

15 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 104,774 notes


Y’all think the way queer people talk about cishets is off putting or mean?
Have you ever listened to a bunch of cishet dudes talk about queer and trans people? It’s fucking horrifying.

via: tentaclehime | @socialistexan

15 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 19,622 notes


These are from a wonderful book called The Art Of Comforting. Check it out and learn how to be better at supporting people going through difficult things.

via: panorama13 | @brutereason

15 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 56,256 notes




oops turns out this is every single person that says this


it’s really easy not to let it happen to you
you just have to remain vigilant
remain vigilant




oops turns out this is every single person that says this


it’s really easy not to let it happen to you

you just have to remain vigilant

remain vigilant

(Source: dakotamcfadzean)

via: edwardspoonhands | @dakotamcfadzean

16 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 31,996 notes

tagged: #!!


do you think sneaking out is ever a problem at hogwarts? like beyond secret passages to hogsmeade for late-night hogsmeade.

imagine there’s this small muggle scottish town not far from hogwarts. just a quick broom hop.

and some especially rambunctious muggleborns start hanging out around there. they sneak out on days no one’s looking for students, quidditch matches and hogsmeade weekends. 

sometimes they go to the little movie theater and the workers are always baffled. this town isn’t exactly a tourist spot, but every so often, a group of kids just show up out of nowhere. there’s a core few, but there’s always at least a couple who watch these movies like they’ve never even heard of the concept of the moving picture before. and they just sit there with their eyes wide and these big smiles. 

and they always go out to eat after, but never to a restaurant, no. they go to the convenience store and wipe out the junk food and candy aisle. and they carry the leftovers like they’re going into hibernation.

sometimes it’s just a couple of them. they sit at the cafe and the waitresses all eavesdrop on them because they say the weirdest things like “it’s so nice to eat without wax dripping on our heads, eh?” or “you look kind of different under electric lighting. i’m not used to it.”

their only friend in town is the guy who works in the music shop. they hardly ever buy anything, but the guy plays the newest music for them whenever they stop in. he fills them in on new albums and singles that just came out. a few girls ask about one tv show. he doesn’t pry, but once one of the teens told him they just “don’t have access to this stuff”

sometimes they just sit in the park all day, drinking soda and eating candy bars, and just read magazines, with more piled around them.

it’s not that they wish they weren’t at hogwarts or that it’s a prison to break out of. sometimes being surrounded by magic can just be too much. they get homesick for a whole other way of life. 

via: jcatgrl | @notaloneintheuniverse

16 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 14,790 notes

tagged: #hp


a lot of people have been made to feel ashamed for thinking sex is gross, or being indifferent to sex, or not being interested in romance. a lot of people have also been made to feel ashamed for having sexual and/or romantic desires at all. these things overlap.

so please, we need to tread lightly when we talk about each other.

it’s a common coping mechanism to make fun of what we perceive as the ‘normal’, but in the realm of sexuality, there are a lot of not-normals, and often there will not be a clear ‘normalcy’ differential between two of us chosen at random.

think before you make jokes, let alone serious statements, and make sure you’re not accidentally echoing an age-old prejudice that has beaten down someone else, just because it isn’t the specific age-old prejudice that beat down you.

via: alittlepurpleelephant | @andromedalogic

16 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 131 notes


If the idea that “they is plural” ever bothers you, just imagine that there’s several of me and we’re all screaming at you to use my correct fucking pronouns

via: genderthief | @tranxious

17 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 5,057 notes


i’m a huge fan of politically incorrect jokes. listen to this absolute classic: “abraham lincoln was never president”!

via: givemesomenasonexyouswine | @purplefridge-archive

17 hours ago on 29 August 2014 with 39,497 notes