"I’m learning to be more careful with my words. Words that seem meaningless at the time can end up having a lot of power. Seeds that you didn’t even intend to plant can fall off you and start growing in people."
Real illness is rarely like that. Sometimes even successful treatment doesn’t cure you; it just makes life go from ‘Star Wars Episode I-level awful’ to ‘Star Wars Episode III-level bearable.’ Sometimes illness doesn’t teach you anything, or make you a better person. But because so many of us rely on the quick and/or life-affirming versions of illness we’ve seen on television and in movies, we tend to discourage real-life experiences when they don’t match up. Cancer sufferers discover that people don’t want to listen when they express understandable feelings of anger or depression, because everyone expects people with cancer to be strong and courageous so that we can repeat their uplifting stories in email forwards. People who are sick for years might find that friends who were understanding at first gradually start to drift away, as if they’re thinking, ‘Didn’t you have surgery already once? Isn’t that story arc over yet? For God’s sake why aren’t you doing a fun run?’
5 Things I Didn’t Know About Health Care Until I Got Sick (Cracked) - C. Coville (via blue-author)
YEP. Injuries, disease, and illness - “what doesn’t kill you… sometimes, just wrecks you”. For some things, you just get to hold on and that’s about it.
(via bankuei)vaspider , among others.
Zachary Levi and the Nerd Machine family need your help to fund Nerd HQ 2014! Nerd HQ is a free experience for fans during the weekend of SDCC to test out the newest video games, gadgets, and tech, as well as give fans the opportunity to attend celebrity conversation panels (which Zac livestreams), photo-ops and signing-ops. In addition, funds raised during this event are contributed to the charity, Operation Smile.
Typically, they fund the event solely through Sponsorships, but last year it didn’t work out and essentially almost ended Nerd HQ. If you can spare $5 to this campaign that would be amazing, but if not, then don’t worry at all. You can show your support by spreading the word for this wonderful cause :D
#look at him though #he’s so fucking sincere #he SINCERELY wants everyone to have a fantastic life #and he sincerely DOES appreciate everyone #he’s one of a kind #and I love that there’s no gift for contributions #and his explanation that he wants all donors on the same level #he appreciates us all equally whether we give $5 or $500000 #that’s such a rare and beautiful thing to hear from someone asking for donations
Daughter of a gun (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?
*puts on obnoxious historian hat*
there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!!
like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)
there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop
so you know who takes over??? the first mate???
she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.
at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.
there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.
(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)
We need links!
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark
Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett
Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling
Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence
Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly
There need to be more books/movies/tv shows about these ladies!
I hate when these politicians think that their speaking for the people. I cant stand when dumbass americans feeds into their bullshit.
Like son, there were days when the school lunch was the only thing we ate all day.
I literally think you have no soul if you don’t care about feeding children.
Paul Ryan doesn’t have a soul. It is known..
Always reblog David Bowie
He reminds me of the babe
The babe with the power.
the power of voodoo
Remind me of the babe
this happens on every single Labyrinth post i swear to god
INFMETRY star projector.
I really genuinely want this.
Oh, this is cool, but I bet it’s one of those insanely expensive things I’ll never be able to have in a million years.
Some assembly required, but it looks fun to assemble. AND THOSE RESULTS HOLY CRAP
Yep, added to my wishlist, for sure!
$22?!? I know what I want for Christmas this year…