deathbybeauty97
onemuseleft:

ittlebitz:

starrysleeper:

Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.
There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  
Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.
So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 
Good job Internet.

onemuseleft:

ittlebitz:

starrysleeper:

Wait a minute…

I have been laughing at this for hours now…

So, true story. The woman in this photo is Kendra Kaplan. Her husband was in Iraq for twelve months but the military has this thing called leave. Some of us may recognize the concept from old episodes of Star Trek. In this photo she is five months pregnant after conceiving her second child during her husband’s leave. That envelope in her hand is the ultrasound results. She waited for him to come home to find out if it was a girl or a boy.

There’s been several articles about it.The photo resulted in this woman receiving so much hate mail, from both internet cut-ups and the actual media, that she even took a paternity test and provided proof of her husband’s leave schedule. Her real life friends have stopped talking to her over these rumors.  

Oh, and by the way, that baby bump is a two year old by now. People are still shitting on this woman over a nasty internet meme two years later.

So in short, you’re mocking a faithful wife for something that isn’t any of our damn business anyway and has long since been disproven. 

Good job Internet.

adamwisethegreat

lupinatic:

here-is-the-place:

When people say these books are children’s books, as if to demean them, I balk. These books dealt with themes that adults do not fully understand or wish to. It dealt with racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, prejudice, and general ignorance. These books taught us that it doesn’t matter how you were raised, but that you get to choose to be kind, loyal, brave, and true. They taught us to be strong under the pressures of this world and to hold fast to what we know to be right. These books taught me so much, they changed me as a person. So just because they’re set against a fantastical backdrop with young protagonists does not mean that their value is any less real.

This.

First book: Starts with the double murder of a pair of twenty-one year olds who were much missed and leaving their baby son a war orphan. A child growing up in abusive conditions that would give Cinderella the horrors. Dealing with peers and teachers who are bullies. The fickleness of fame (from the darling of Gryffindor to the outcast.) The idea that there are things worth fighting and dying for, spoken by the child protagonist. Three children promptly acting on that willingness to sacrifice their lives, and two of them getting injured doing so.

Second book: The equivalent of racism with the pro-pureblood attitude. Plot driven by an eleven year old girl being groomed and then used by a charming, handsome older male. The imbalance of power and resultant abuse inherent in slavery. Fraud perpetuated by stealing something very intimate.

Third book: The equivalent of ableism with a decent, kind and competant adult being considered less than human because he has an illness that adversely affects his behaviour at certain times. A justice system that is the opposite of just. Promises of removing an abused child from the abusive environment can’t always be kept. The innocent suffer while the guilty thrive.

Fouth book: More fickleness of fame. The privileged mistreating and undermining the underprivileged because they can. A master punishing a slave for his own misjudgment, and the slave blaming herself. A sports tournament which involves mortal risk being cheered by spectators. A wonderful young man being murdered simply because he was in the way. A young boy being tortured, humilated and nearly murdered.

Fifth book: PTSD in the teenage protagonist. Severe depression in the protagonist’s godfather, triggered by inherited mental health issues and being forced to stay in a house where abuse occured. A bigoted tyrant who lives to crush everyone under her heel, torturing a teenager for telling the truth in the name of the government (and trying to suck his soul out too). The discovery that your idols can have feet of clay after all. An effort to save the life of someone dear and precious actually costing that very same life. The loss of a father-figure and the resultant guilt.

Sixth book: The idea that a soul can be broken beyond repair. Drugs with the potential for date rape are shown as having achieved exactly that in at least one case, resulting in a pregnancy. Well-meaning chauvinism trying to control the love life of a young woman. Internalised prejuidce resulting in refusing the one you love, not out of lack of love but out of fear of tainting them. The mortality of those that seem powerful and larger than life.

Seventh book: Bad situations can get worse, to the point where even the privileged end up suffering and afraid. More internalised prejudice and fear hysterical terror of tainting those you love. Self-sacrifice and the loss of loved ones, EVERYWHERE. Those who are bitter are often so with a reason. The necessity of defeating your inner demons, even though it’s never as cool as it sounds. Don’t underestimate those that are enslaved. Other people’s culture isn’t always like your own. Things often come full circle (war ending with the death of a dearly-loved pair of new parents and their orphaned baby son living with his dead mother’s blood relative instead of his young godfather). Even if ‘all is well’ the world is still imperfect, because it’s full of us brilliant imperfect humans.

So… still think that Harry Potter is a kid’s series with no depth?

badwolfbluebox12

ssweet-dispositionn:

lilith-not-eve:

Marrying young is not the end of my freedom. It means I want to travel and see the world, but with her by my side. It means I still like drinking in bars and dancing in clubs, but stumbling home with her at 2am and eating pizza in our underwear. It means I know that I want to kiss those lips every morning, and every night before bed. If you see marriage as the end of your ‘freedom’, you’re doing it wrong.

Omg

adamwisethegreat

cosplay-refs:

Attack On Titan Cosplay Refs and Help!

Jackets: A short, light brown jacket with patches on the left breast/side of the chest, upper arms and a large one on the back. It has a high collar with lapels and two pockets. And a shoulder strap on each….shoulder. 

Patterns: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Tutorials: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.

Buy Jacket: Survey Corps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17.

Training: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Roses: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Military Police: 1, 2, 3, 4.

All: 1, 2.

Cloaks: Dark green, with the emblem on the back, a hood and a small gold button holding it together. While they are a green as far as I know in the manga and anime, you can buy them in black, purple, red, blue, etc. I will put those in the other section with the hoodies.

Patterns: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Buy: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Patches: Mostly grey and white crest shaped patches. Four different designs and a few different sizes.

Buy: Survery Corps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Training: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Military Police: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Roses: 1, 2, 3, 4

All: 1, 2.

Tutorials: 1, 2

Harness: Hard to describe. It criss crosses across the legs and torso with some parts reinforced with grey leather? It’s mostly brown leather belts.

Tutorials: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Buy; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, more links 12.

Apron: Piece of brown fabric wraped around the waist and upper thighs.

Tutorials: 1, 2, 3.

Buy: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Shirt/Pants: Differs from character to character. But usually a pale colour. Pants are white/cream. No patterns needed. Just either look for those coloured pants/leggings/whatever or make them using existing pants as a base pattern.

Boots: Tall and brown. The front is taller than the back?

Tutorials: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Buy: 1, 2, 3, lots of links 4

Entire Cosplay

Links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, more links 13.

Helpful Sites: 1, 2, 3, about the 3d M Gear 4.

3D Maneuver Gear: I described this in title when i tried to post this the first time but I’m too lazy to do that now. But thats ok, I found someone who already did it.

The Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear (立体機動装置 Rittai kidō sōchi?), also called Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, is a set of gear developed by humans that allows great mobility when facing the Titans in combat. The gear allows the user to fight in a 3D space as opposed to a 2D one. The gear itself takes the form of a body harness that encompasses much of the body below the neck. Although the Gear can grant a skilled user tremendous mobility, it is a demanding art that requires strength, and skill, both of which must be honed through constant practice. Some tools involved in the apparatus include:

  • Handgrips 
  • Piston-shot grapple-hooks
  • Gas powered mechanism
  • Iron Wire Propeller with Plug in Blades

Tutorials: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26.

Buy: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Buy Just The Swords: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Other: Assorted coloured cloaks, hoodies, jackets and coats that appeared in other episodes or chapters and so on.

Other Coloured Cloaks: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Hoodies: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, more links 20.

Other Jackets and Coats: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Pyjamas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Fabric Options: 1, 2, 3, 4.

Assorted Thingys: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2122.

cheeriokitty

greencarnations:

cinematicsymphony:

This is so accurate. At school, we literally have children who will watch our facial expressions to see if them falling is as bad as they think it might be.

CORRECT CHILD INJURY PROCEDURE:

  • do not react. at the most, maybe wince and go “ooooh”
  • go over to the child to assess panic level and severity of injury
  • if they’re like, dying, remain calm, but they’re probably not.
  • look them in the eye and ask, “you okay?” they will nod. possibly all teary-eyed. then ask, “are we gonna need to cut it off?”
  • the child is thrown off. if they giggle, you’re in the money. if they do not, put a bandaid on and do some sympathetic patting. they are probably a little teary. let the sad little bug sit out for a minute. they will quickly get bored.
  • works every time