i live for the applause, applause, applause
live for the way that you cheer and scream for me
the applause, applause, applause
This is something that slips past the Western viewers- it looks like it’s reaching out for Chihiro, in a malicious way, to the Western viewers. It’s what I thought growing up.
However, now, that I know that it’s a way of signalling for someone to ‘Come here!’ in Japan, the scene takes on a whole new meaning.
That spirit knows that if Chihiro doesn’t eat the food, she will disappear. And it knows if it offers the food, she cannot be cursed as a gluttonous pig because it wouldn’t have been stolen.
Just a unique take when you have all of the context.
Raise your hand if you’ve joined a fandom because you saw it on Tumblr.
Raise your hand if you’ve completely avoided things because of the fandom you saw on tumblr
Raise your hand if you know enough about a fandom to be in it because of tumblr, but haven’t actually watched the show/read the book/etc.
I hope you guys appreciate how long it takes to edit light reflection out of cascade pictures, I can’t imagine how long it took Xmag to make them in the first place.
Anyways these are transparent you should use them for your blogs and stuff.
One of our favorite games to play at the store with our managers is “dead lizard”.
The chinese water dragons, when calm, allow themselves to be laid on their back and will just lie there very still.
So when it happens, we call a manager over in a worried tone and go, “Look what happened!! :(“
As the manager starts to worry, we flip the dragon back over, he wakes up and he gives this face like “‘sup?”
This is very much a stress response, and has nothing to do with relaxing.
This is the same response I got while wiping GUSHING PUSS out of a water dragons heavily infected bleeding eye socket.
Closed eyes, frozen posture. This is passive appeasement. He/she is sending you signals (in water dragon body language) that it doesn’t want to fight you (even though you are the aggressor in the situation) and to please leave it alone.
also worth noting that since CWDs don’t have diaphragms, when turned on their backs their internal organs put pressure on their lungs and they suffocate. THAT is why they go into a “trance” when you put them on their backs.
i’ve seen dozens of ignorant people doing this and i always need to say something. this lizard is passing out from lack of air, as well as trying to be as inoffensive as possible.
reptile behavior is almost NEVER what you think it is because they are not mammals and do not act like mammals!
GUYS YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW WONDERFUL THIS IS
Parkinson’s is a degenerative disease and while it’s progress can be slowed down, it currently doesn’t have a cure. People suffering from Parkinson’s will experience a gradual loss of coordination and ability to perform even the most basic of every day tasks, including feeding themselves.
This fucking spoon is HUGEfor them. Look at that gif of the man just trying to eat with the regular spoon and compare it to the liftware device. It’s NOT just a spoon, by the way, it comes with a fork as well, for example.
I found the website for the project where you can purchase a spoon for someone you know/love and even possibly donate money to help someone out who can’t afford it themselves right: HERE.
At the very least, please spread this for all the people who have Parkinson’s or loved ones with Parkinson’s.
You’ll help them take part of their life back.
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKING OUT THE ABOVE INFORMATION AND JUST REBLOGGING THE PICTURE. IF YOU CAN REBLOG THE PICTURE, YOU CAN REBLOG THE LINK TO ACTUALLY HELP PEOPLE. THANKS.
Heeyyy, this has gone around a time or two before but let’s get it going again. They’re doing “March Match,” so if you’ve got a few bucks around donate. This is the coolest damned thing.
One of the awesome things about this is you can see with the stabilized spoon part of the gif that he is already chewing on food so it’s not his first mouthful and it doesn’t take 50 million tries to get the food from plate to mouth and that’s just awesome
A Civil War Hits London, This Shocking One Second a Day Video Shows How it Destroys a Little Girl’s Life
The most important reason why we need the word “cis” in our lexicon is because it tells the thousands of young trans people out there right now who are struggling with their sense of identity, some of whom do not even realise yet that that is what they are doing, that there is something that you can be that is not what you were told you could be.
I did not know the word “cis” when I was 8 years old, imitating the handwriting of the girls in my class. I did not possess this language when I was 15, and attempting to put on makeup in secret without the guidance of my mother or my aunts, and copying the clothing styles of the girls in my high school. I did not have this language when I was 24, with hair down to my waist, wearing my girlfriend’s clothes to work. I did not have this language at 33 years old, before I proposed to my wife, or at 37, when we decided to have a child before we got any older.
I didn’t even know this language at 40, when I finally understood that the days of my life were not going to be many more in number if I did not attempt to find out if the feelings I had been feeling all my life would lead me to a better life.
But I certainly knew the word “transsexual”. I knew the words, “Renée Richards” and “Wendy Carlos”. I knew the word “freak”. I knew the word “mutilation”. I knew the words “liver damage”. I knew the words “shorter life span”. I knew the words “no children”. I knew the word “faggot”.
We need the word “cis”, because those children need to know that their choices aren’t limited, not anymore. Those children need to know that the alternative to “man” isn’t “freak” and the alternative to “woman” isn’t “abomination”. Those children need to know that “abnormal” means “statisically fewer in number”, not “unnatural”.
We need the word “cis”, because all the children of this Earth need to know that “cis” is just one thing you can be, and not what you necessarily are.
|—||Gemma Seymour, 6 March 2013 (via gcvsa)|
having a friend over and not having anything fun to do
literally nothing ever sounds like a better option than sleep. there are so many books to read, projects to start, stuff to draw, chores to do, people to meet, hobbies to learn, recipes to cook, i could teach myself mandarin fuckin chinese, but i’d rather be unconscious