*conflicted pansexual noises*

slugbox:

Bought one month after launch, our PS3 died suddenly today of massive internal failure, during an episode of Pokemon XY. Because it has survived so so long, we don’t feel empty. We were so fortunate it lasted so long. It’s statistically ridiculous. But I personally came to terms with the moment long ago, and was ready for it.

Despite appearances, our PS2 still functions. No parent should have to bury their child.

[Help!] The Girl I Like Won’t Respond to My Emails (´・ω・`)

vgperson:

A tale from 2ch of girls, emails, and hamsters. (Posts from the thread-starter are labeled #OP, the people replying to him are labeled #2ch.)

#OP
There’s this girl I’ve had feelings for since high school, and now we’re in college together. We’ll call her Denko.
Once we hit second year, we went out drinking, and I worked up the courage to exchange numbers.
We started out talking often, but she hasn’t answered me in three days now.
I’m getting depressed just thinking that Denko might be sick, or that something happened to her… (´・ω・`)
Please, somebody give me some advice.

#2ch
SHE DOESN’T LIKE YOU.
GIVE IT UP.

Read More

I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”

#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

(via startrekrenegades)

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
So much this…

When I’m at my worst, just being invited to drive with you while you run errands is often enough to keep me from doing a complete downward spiral, but please don’t guilt people for not being able to hang out… It’s the worst feeling of shame for having depression in the first place on top of worrying that you will lose those you love for being a shitty friend.

(via gallifreyglo)

ryoukisarazu:

An assortment of teas I found today at the Asian mart…
POTENT MAN TEA

A Staggering 70% of Female Scientists Are Sexually Harassed While Doing Fieldwork

autostraddle:

A Staggering 70% of Female Scientists Are Sexually Harassed While Doing Fieldwork

image

feature image via National Cancer Intitute, taken by Rhoda Baer

We talk time and time again about the sexism in STEM that keeps women out of top positions and even push them out of the field altogether, and now we have even more data to back that up. A recently published studyreveals another reason why women are continually unrepresented in higher levels of STEM, even if they choose to stay:…

View On WordPress

shinyfabulousdarling:

TA-DAHHHHH! finished majora’s mask. i’ll be putting this up for sale on my etsy shop (along with a bunch of other stuff) really REALLY soon. i’m also thinking of doing some prints of it too if people are interested…

in case you missed out on the progress photos and want to take a look, they’re over here

your-lies-ruin-lives:

abaldwin360:

You have to love how much misinformation the pro-life movement spreads.

THIS IS THE IMAGE I WAS LOOKING FOR RECENTLY THANK YOU!

your-lies-ruin-lives:

abaldwin360:

You have to love how much misinformation the pro-life movement spreads.

THIS IS THE IMAGE I WAS LOOKING FOR RECENTLY THANK YOU!

purplespottedsunnies:

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Australian Tumblr Photoset #13

Want to see more?

American photoset #12 

Hahaha
Haha
Ha


It is nice to live in Australia, I swear…

lesserjoke:

Doctor Who: The Story of Martha

Aug. 27 1:35 pm

justice4mikebrown: