"Let’s go on a date, Ryuuko!”

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ehryel:

ok so when does the whole lauren/bo thing officially start

Mostly in Season 2 is when them dating actually kicks off

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kelpls:

quick draws for a change of pace

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I don’t understand how I got so many followers. I just don’t. I just blog about nonsense, Teppu, and RWBY occasionally

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ddemotivators:

RPG Groups
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ddemotivators:

RPG Groups

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eatthekidsfirst:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?


I’m done. I’m outta here.

eatthekidsfirst:

antolovich:

thepandabaker:

adeyami:

Land of the free home of the rich

What really scares me is that they all have significantly cheaper health care AND education, which means Americans not only make they least, they pay the most.

…wait, what?

I’m done. I’m outta here.

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Legendary Wolf.

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summerlightning:

yamino:

Kitten rescue was a success!  Ash and I managed to wrangle all of them and spirit them upstairs.

 They were hiding in a bush by a busy road.  I am so, so angry at our neighbor for not spaying his cat.  This is at least the third time since we’ve been here that we’ve had to rescue her kittens.  The little calico is a runt, and she’s absolutely adorable. (And starving. She dove into the food like it was a swimming pool.)

We have so many pets that I know we can’t keep these guys, and it breaks my heart. But we’ll take care of them for a little bit until we take them to a shelter.

Hi everyone,

We’re going to take care of/foster these kittens until we can either find a shelter/rescue to take them or locate homes for them ourselves.  We can’t keep them forever, though, as cute as they are!

If anyone in or around NC (North Carolina) is seriously interested in a sweet, adorable kitten or two, please message me or Elena!  Spread the word!  Let’s get these precious little babies adopted!

<3,
Ash

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oelm:

Garnet’s the strongest gem.  Don’t forget it.

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animedavidbowie:

unrecognizedpotential:

forgottenawesome:

Do You Love Someone With Depression?
If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.
Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.
1. Help them keep clutter at bay.
When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm  environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)
2. Fix them a healthy meal.
Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing them to go deeper into their depression. Help your loved one keep their body healthy, and their mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.
3.Get them outside.
 The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here.  For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.
4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.
If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.
5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.
Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.
6. Hug them.
Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.
7. Laugh with them.
Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of themselves. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.
8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.
Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.
9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.
A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”
10.Remind them why you love them.
Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.
(via The Darling Bakers)

More people need to know this.

This is so incredibly important. I’ve seen people with depression ostracized so many times, and I cannot stress how much it means to each and every person I’ve tried to reach out to after whatever “falling-outs” they’ve had due to depression. Remember to always be compassionate and kind to all friends like this, because you never know what they’re going through.

animedavidbowie:

unrecognizedpotential:

forgottenawesome:

Do You Love Someone With Depression?

If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may not always know how to show them you love them. One day they may seem fine, and the next they are sad, distant and may push you away. It is important that you know that as a person who is close to them and trusted by them, you can help your friend or partner have shorter, less severe bouts of depression. Mental illness is as real as physical illness (it is physical actually, read more about that here) and your partner needs you as much as they would need to be cared for if they had the flu.

Your relationship may seem one-sided during these times, but by helping your partner through a very difficult and painful affliction, you are strengthening your relationship and their mental health in the long term.

1. Help them keep clutter at bay.

When a person begins spiraling into depression, they may feel like they are slowing down while the world around them speeds up. The mail may end up in stacks, dishes can pile up in the sink, laundry may go undone as the depressed person begins to feel more and more overwhelmed by their daily routine and unable to keep up. By giving your partner some extra help sorting mail, washing dishes or using paper plates and keeping chaos in check in general, you’ll be giving them (and yourself) the gift of a calm  environment. (I’m a fan of the minimalist movement because of this, you can read more about that here.)

2. Fix them a healthy meal.

Your partner may do one of two things when they are in a depressed state. They may eat very little, or they may overeat. In either case, they may find that driving through a fast food restaurant or ordering a pizza online is just easier than fixing a meal. Eating like this, or neglecting to eat will only degrade your partner’s health, causing them to go deeper into their depression. Help your loved one keep their body healthy, and their mind will follow. This is a great article that talks about the “Brain Diet” which can help the symptoms of depression, and this article talks about how our modern diet could contribute to the recent rise in depression. Here is a recipe for a trail mix that is quick to make and has mood-boosting properties.

3.Get them outside.

 The benefits of getting outside for a depressed person are huge. And it is possibly the last thing on earth your partner will want to do. Take them to be somewhere in nature. Pack a picnic and lie in the sun, take a leisurely hike or plant a garden. Being barefoot in the dirt, or “earthing” helps ground the body and reverse the effects of living in a world of emf’s, and digging in soil can actually act as an antidepressant, as a strain of bacterium in soil, Mycobacterium vaccae, triggers the release of seratonin, which in turn elevates mood and decreases anxiety. Sunshine increases Vitamin D production which can help alleviate depression. My friend Elizabeth wrote an excellent post about Vitamin D and its link to depression here.  For more information about other sources of Vitamin D, this is a great post as well as this.

4. Ask them to help you understand what they’re feeling.

If your partner is able to articulate what they are going through, it will help them and you better understand what you are dealing with, and may give insight into a plan of action for helping your partner. Also, feeling alone is common for a depressed person and anything that combats that feeling will help alleviate the severity and length of the depression.

5. Encourage them to focus on self-care.

Depressed people often stop taking care of themselves. Showering, getting haircuts, going to the doctor or dentist, it’s all just too hard, and they don’t deserve to be well taken care of anyway in their minds. This can snowball quickly into greater feelings of worthlessness since “Now I’m such a mess, no one could ever love me”. Help your loved one by being proactive. Tell them “I’m going to do the dishes, why don’t you go enjoy a bubble bath?” can give them the permission they won’t give themselves to do something normal, healthy and self-loving.

6. Hug them.

Studies show that a sincere hug that lasts longer than 20 seconds can release feel-good chemicals in the brain and elevate the mood of the giver and receiver. Depressed people often don’t want to be touched, but a sincere hug with no expectation of anything further can give your partner a lift.

7. Laugh with them.

Telling a silly joke, watching a comedy or seeing a stand up comedian will encourage your partner to laugh in spite of themselves. Laughing releases endorphins and studies show can actually counteract symptoms of depression and anxiety.

8. Reassure them that you can handle their feelings.

Your partner may be feeling worthless, angry and even guilty while they are depressed. They may be afraid that they will end up alone because no one will put up with their episodes forever. Reassure them that you are in the relationship for the long haul and they won’t scare you away because they have an illness.

9. Challenge their destructive thoughts.

A depressed person’s mind can be a never-ending loop of painful, destructive thoughts. “I’m unlovable, I’m a failure, I’m ugly, I’m stupid”. Challenge these untruths with the truth. “You’re not unlovable, I love you. You aren’t a failure, here are all the things you’ve accomplished.”

10.Remind them why you love them.

Look at pictures of happy times you’ve had together. Tell them your favorite things about them. Reminisce about your relationship and all the positive things that have happened, and remind your partner that you love them and they will get through this.

(via The Darling Bakers)

More people need to know this.

This is so incredibly important. I’ve seen people with depression ostracized so many times, and I cannot stress how much it means to each and every person I’ve tried to reach out to after whatever “falling-outs” they’ve had due to depression. Remember to always be compassionate and kind to all friends like this, because you never know what they’re going through.

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@2 days ago with 53957 notes

rashkah:

Its not like he got his HAND CUT OFF for saving his friend from getting raped. 

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@3 days ago with 7032 notes

How to Survive as a Black Kid 

tweenagekix:

How to Survive as a Black Kid

 

  • Don’t rely on school books for your education about history; they are heavily edited by European colonialism. Have you ever been taught about the ancient Wagadu Empire? Or the likes of Elijah McCoy?

 

 

  • Be aware there is a whole cityscape of well taught untruths and social constructs designed to block your view and destroy you mentally. You will have to gird your mind with carefully sought out knowledge to keep it fortified.

 

  • One day you may encounter a police officer whose sole aim is to belittle you. Be aware he is driven by great bitterness and life’s sorrows. This particular man was beaten by his father and called a failure since his youth. His wife is having an affair with someone who knows tenderness. Daily, he has to pretend he does not know. The system has allowed him to feel as though he has real power. You are the victim of his delusions. Try not to become too riled.

 

 

  • Don’t feel guilty if you don’t ‘act black’. These narrow paradigms someone has set up of how a typical black person must act and speak are one of the many, many ways to keep you locked up in a box. Yet…

 

  • Don’t feel guilty if you are accused of ‘acting black’ If you are expressing yourself in the essence of where you were raised, the confidence, lingo, mannerisms and intonations. Don’t feel you have to edit yourself for fear of other’s narrow minds and even narrower racial confines. As formerly stated, this term is a myth you learn to bypass. Simply a coin created to shame you whichever side it lands on.

 

 

  • Don’t feel guilty if you fall in love with someone of another race. As long as your admiration stems from a love of the soul’s beauty and not a hatred of blackness, or a fetish or worship of another colour, let love do what it does best –teach you to live outside of all of your ‘Self.’ Though be aware there will be those who’ll label you a “sellout.”

 

  • Teach yourself that hips, full lips, thighs and derriere and kinky hair are a point of beauty, not shame. Whether you have them or not.

 

 

  • Racist comments – let not your heart be perturbed. If someone has a heart and mind so festered, you should not be able to muster enough respect for them that their opinions mean anything to you.

 

  • If you’ve been brought up on ‘gangster’ rap, wean yourself off it. The record companies who pump sewage audibly are happy to have ‘music’ promoting envy, greed and murder, to infiltrate communities and be the backing track to their decay.

 

 

  • Words can be powerful. Words can be used against you. 16th Century words such as ‘blacklisted’ and ‘blackmail’ reinforce ‘black’ as a negative. Equip yourself with words that empower. P.S in China, white is the colour of death. These things are cultural. Cultural things are not concrete. However, they are fascinating. Learning about other cultures will expand your mind outside the small euro-centric vista you’ve been raised to have.

 

  • Understand that people will try to destroy you when they are afraid of your power

 

 

  • Read books. Many books. The right books.

 

  • Remind yourself daily that you as a human being have overwhelming intrinsic beauty and strength

 

 

  • Use your power wisely.

 

  • Use your power wisely

 

  • Use your power wisely

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@5 days ago with 1341 notes

cheezburgah:

hidden-behind-a-mask:

princess-flint:

itsapplauding:

I have reblogged this an innumerable amount of times and I won’t stop. The media spreads this false image to its viewers and we wonder why our self esteem as a whole is so distorted. It’s because the images so constantly shoved down our throats is.

the jennifer lawrence one is crazy omg

I know this is colour and I’ll delete it soon but this goes out to every girl who wishes they could be like the actresses and models they see in magazines. The media is deceiving you and distorting your view on what ‘beautiful’ is. Fuck the media, you’re all gorgeous exactly the way you are and any magazine would be lucky to have you on their cover

fuck

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eyecandyandlust:

eraofeight:

HIS EARS ARE BIGGER THAN HIS WHOLE BODYAAAAAAHHHHsdfsadfsadf

BABY

eyecandyandlust:

eraofeight:

HIS EARS ARE BIGGER THAN HIS WHOLE BODYAAAAAAHHHHsdfsadfsadf

BABY

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