- “Eat” the damn Play-doh cookies.
- Slurp the invisible soup.
- Pretend that they’re not causing grievous bodily harm as they “brush” your hair.
- Always be serious when asked what you’d like for dinner, and never say something silly like rabbit soup. Because they will go get their stuffed one off the bed, put it in your best pot, and fill said pot with water. Then place it on your desk.
- Greet their make believe friends and ask how their day was.
- Always kiss the teddy bear goodnight. It has feelings too.
- Always pretend to die when they shoot you.
- If you are having a fake war with them and you shoot them and they say they can’t die because they are invincible, you don’t shoot them again, because they are invincible.
- Yes, their drawing does look like a butterfly, not a bunch of jumbled up lines.
- Them pounding on the piano is the best thing you have ever heard.
no but seriously it’s very important to a child’s development to not be shut down by parents and other caregivers
I’m probably going to get hate for this, but what else is new. Don’t indulge this behavior.
You can do this shit with a kid, but don’t do it blindly. Tell them you are going to play with them, but don’t just let them think that the phone is real. Don’t let them be convinced the teddy bear has feelings. Tell them the fake cookie is fake, but you will pretend to eat it.
Teach kids as young as you can about reality, life, and science. Yell as loud as you want, “BUT THEY ARE CHILDREN AND NEED THE MAGIC AS LONG AS THEY CAN.” It’s BS. You know why? Because as soon as they hit a certain age, people go cold on them, reject them, and tell them to “grow up”.
If you play this fantasy behavior, then (1) you’re either letting them think everything is their way or no way, causing for them to scream and cry when they are 12 and don’t get an iphone 5, or (2) setting them up for deeper depression at 12+ when they get hit with the cold and hard reality that life is not all butterflies and sunshine.
There’s a lot of fucked up shit about what is considered proper with childhood development—because look at how kids turn into teens and adults.
I don’t feel like arguing this, I just wanted to rant like the selfish kid getting the Xbox One instead of PS4.
I think it’s perfectly okay to hate on a female character for getting in the way of “teh yaois”.
But no, like seriously—it’s frustrating as all hell due to current day media. I always see posts talking about how cishet is the mainstream in society’s media (which is true), and people of other sexual orientations wanting [proper] representation in media and entertainment.
I understand hating on a [female] character who is well-rounded and nicely written for being a relationship with a [male] character seems ignorant, because then it shows you can’t appreciate art and good writing.
I don’t always think that is the case as to why some people don’t like a female character who is a love interest of a male character (or vice versa).
For the sake of the argument of fangirls and “teh yaois”, I’ll use the female in a relationship with male example.
It’s frustrating to see/read/whatever about a relationship forming between a male and a female even if the characters are well fleshed out, when you desperately want a character to be something other than straight for once. OR even if the character is bi, and always ends up with a female.
Heterosexuality has been placed as the default setting for media, that it’s irritating when you see two main characters, one male, one female, and you instantly know they are going to end up together, because “that’s just the way things are”.
In mainstream things, a male and male can’t be more than just friends, or a female and a female can’t be more than just friends. If there is a good writer of a show or book (hell—even a song), there is the possibility for relationship conflict to arise as to who the male chooses to be with; and jealousy issues, but it’s /always/ with other female characters.
Now there could be (and usually are), other male characters that have great dynamic personalities and interactions with the main male (again it could be female/female or trans* too), but they won’t ever explore their relationship further in a romantic sense, lest you read fanfiction.
Often times these two friends, or whatever they are, could provide for a better love story than the main cishet couple, but it won’t happen due to society and how they (and sadly most people) want things to be.
So it can get a bit annoying when you see potential for a possible male/male or female/female relationship, but know it will never canonnly happen, and once can start to resent the female love interests.
Now within shipping in itself, when we have all the possible male/male pairings out on the table, it is okay for someone to hate on male X because their ship consist of male A/B together, but if A/X is a popular pairing in the shipping fandom world, people can openly say they resent the A/X couple or even X themselves without getting a wave of flack for it. Yes, I have seen some people get hate for saying they don’t like one side of the male/male character due to shipping reasons, but it’s not nearly as bad as the attacks I’ve seen people get for saying they don’t like a female character for shipping reasons.
Some argue that it’s not okay because some people just don’t want to see het since they just want “eye candy” of two boys together, but I think that just goes right back around to heterosexuality being so mainstream and default in the world even in this aspect. We’re always shown advertisements, signs, and whatnot of a man an woman together, so is it any wonder that people want to, and enjoy, seeing an image of a male and male, female and female, or a form of a trans* couple together?
I know I’ve complained about “this area” before, but holy hell, I think this takes the fucking expired-molding cake. When I speak of “this area” I talk about general north-west NJ and and eastern PA.
It’s full of the dumbest people I’ve ever seen in my pathetic life. It’s not like I’m just saying that because I live here, but because I’ve seriously been to a good amount of places for someone my age.
I’ve lived in two different cities for two years each even.
I want to buy a packer.
oh please tumblr community, tell me you know what that is.
This week, literature lovers were given a number things to eagerly await in the quiet, socially anxious, hermetic silence of their homes. First, it was announced that unpublished writings from the infamous interview shunner and phoney-hater J.D. Salinger will be released…
Half of your article is all right. The other half made me want to bang my head against the wall. I can’t see any similarities between the two other than one was a person who wrote a book everybody misunderstood while another decided to actively manipulate legions of Twi-Hards and create controversy on FF.net in order to platform herself. One had talent and the other is a joke. No, just no.
Bless you. I started to gag so hard when I got to the part about CITR being like FSG, that I thought I was going to painfully throw up my stomach through my nose.
IDK, I really feel like it’s popular to hate on Catcher in the Rye, so people do it … because it’s … popular to do. They already have it in their head that it’s a “stupid and lame” book. Either they think it’s trying too hard, or they hate it because it’s a required reading a lot.
I swear to fuck, go read that book, then look at all these posts about the world and depression here on tumblr, and tell me how they are different.
Maybe the book is written for teens to relate to (or so it was turned into that), and you’re not supposed to like it when you grow up, but do we really … need to compare this to Fifty Shades of Grey.
I’m sure I would make Mister Salinger proud if I were to say something like, “If you hate the book when you grow the fuck up, it probably just means that you became like the people the book was holding its middle finger up to.”
That is, if I were to say something like that.
Fuck all the people who look down on me and disrespect me for not having kids. I have 3 fucking cats. Do you want to tell me it’s not the same?
Their litter pan is super clean, yet they (or one of them) decided to pee on the floor in front of it, and it wasn’t a small puddle…then what looked like, attempted to bury it by digging the litter out from the box, so it made it all chunky and gross to clean up even more.
Next one of them decided to run under my bed and puke all over the place, so I had to get down on the floor in very awkward positions to clean that up.
This is all just within 3 hours, too.
It’s not even the full moon tonight.
Jesus fuck. What the hell is up with them today.
That’s great, but life isn’t a Disney movie.
There’s no such thing as princesses and princes.
It should be required that you let your kids grow up on movies like Hell Raiser and American History X.
Not Disney movies, because you’re only setting them up for disappointment on what life is. People are selfish fucking assholes who won’t do shit for you, and they are incapable of such fictional love.
can we talk about those “boobie” bracelets
they’re annoying and i want to burn them
I agree that breast cancer needs a cure, but so does every other type of cancer. The amount of attention breast cancer gets, compared to what other serious illnesses get, pisses me of. Because YES, we are well aware of it by now.
How can we NOT be aware of it by the amount of advertising and product placement that is made from it? Yeah, a portion of breast cancer “accessories” go to funding, but MOST of the profit goes in the pockets of company putting it out there.
I STILL want to see some heart disease awareness, because that is the number one killer for women, NOT breast cancer…but companies ignore heart disease, because it’s not a “sexy disease”.
Time to turn anon off now and go to bed.
This. This person speaks the truth about this damn documentary. I know I bitched about it before, but the amount if money this fucking documentary has gathered is seriously pissing me off, because there’s so much /more/ out there that could actually use that cash: the homeless, animals, medical funding, charity care (such as for people who can’t afford medication), education funding in poor areas…jfc. And the thing is, you could /still/ make that documentary with even less of a quarter than what it has. I really….really….really hope I get to be one of the artists in the AA they interview. Oh wait, I won’t since I’m not fucking Internet famous enough.
ForeverPandering’s lastest video talks about why Kick starter Documentaries are becoming utter crap (and some other things)
The bronycon documentary is around 3mins,but I suggest you watch the entire thing to get the full point.
Can’t you take a single joke, quote, or statement of sarcasm that someone posts, without pulling out subtext that doesn’t even exist to begin with, in order to turn it into some huge fucking deal about one of the following:
How it’s not PC of being Transgender.
How it’s not PC of the subject of rape.
How it’s not PC of body image.
How it’s not PC of women’s rights.
I swear, I’m all for that stuff too, but I’m getting so fucking sick of seeing people attack some poor person who meant to make a light hearted joke (example of them quoting a line-from-a-movie-that-was-spoken-by-a-5-year-old-in-Kindergarten Cop, “Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina.”), getting attacked, “called out” and yelled at in the mist of 8 paragraphs+, about what is politically correct, right, and fair…when I bet most of the time, the op knows it already themselves.
This is not a dick waving contest.
I guess it’s understandable to look down on their daughter/relative who draws mostly porn for a living, but please stop telling me to my face that what I do is not a real job. Please stop insisting that there’s no possible way I can make money off what I do.
Only my mom knows I draw a lot of porn/fetishes for people (and out of all the them, she is the most “supportive”…for what it’s worth…surprisingly) , but the rest of my family and extended family thinks I just do that kiddy stuff and animals, and I still get the third degree from them.
Most people get low confidence on their art from elitists and assholes online, and while that does play a part in my lack of confidence, most of mine is fueled by my family and other people I know in real life~aka fiance’s family giving me the same shit too…but props to them. They do it behind my back instead to my face.
Even if this is a shoop, it’s still true. This is why I love the city life even more. I grew up in the country, and so I was thrown propaganda all my life that “people in the city are so rude.”
When technically, I found the opposite to be true (going to college in Philadelphia, and then in Toronto…and then with my constant stays in NYC).
People in the city have always been nice to me (yes, you are going to get SOME nasty folks, but you never see them again). If you look lost, someone will stop and help you even if you don’t ask. People DO greet you when you walk in stores, as I’ve been told…again…”Everyone is so rude and horrible there. They don’t even greet you when you go in a restaurant!”
Meanwhile, here in the country, it’s all a bunch of bull-shit.
Everyone knows everyone. Everyone is SO concerned with each other’s lives. At first you may think that its nice of them..that it may mean they care about you, but it’s quite the opposite.
Everyone talks behind your back. Everyone talks about everyone else as long as that person isn’t there. To put it simply: nosy neighbors. Now THAT is rude.
No one EVER felt the need to stop and have a conversation with me as I was going into my apartments while I lived in the city. It’s not being rude, it’s being respectful. Yes, a simple “hi” is fine…but in the country here, it’s a “Hi” and then.the.person.doesn’t.shut.up. They want to know every detail of your day, how your dog is, how your flower pot is doing. Then if you dare show a lack of interest in responding, or asking them the same questions about their life, they peg you as a snob, talk shit about you, and then make your life a living hell.
Go away. I don’t have time to talk with you. I’m not your friend. I HAVE THINGS TO DO.
That’s why people don’t even think about holding mindless conversations in the city, because everyone has their own life, and they understand that.
People simply don’t bother you. There’s so many people in a city, that nothing really comes as a shock if they see someone who dresses different (punk/goth/whatever). They won’t stop and stare, point, or make fun of you. Again, they have BETTER things to do, and they don’t have that ignorance of being uneducated that different types of people exist since there’s so many people to see and experience all day long.
Being in the country? As I dress between goth and “artsty”, I always get stared at, pointed at, laughed at, etc (which also falls under being rude). That NEVER happened while I was living in a city.
End random rant (?)