disneycosplayftw:

Ariel and Ursula taken at Awesomecon 2014

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disneycosplayftw:

Ariel and Ursula taken at Awesomecon 2014

musedotmuoffcial:

Things that unite Europe

  • European Union
  • Eurovision

are you kiddin’ me? if the eastern block countries voted wrong it could easily start some kinda war. eurovision is some serious shit. 

Typically other people’s problems seem simpler, uncomplicated and easier to solve than those of one’s own society. In this context, the decontextualized hunger and homelessness in Haiti, Cambodia or Vietnam is an easy moral choice. Unlike the problems of other societies, the failing inner city schools in Chicago or the haplessness of those living on the fringes in Detroit is connected to larger political narratives. In simple terms, the lack of knowledge of other cultures makes them easier to help.

This imagined simplicity of others’ problems presents a contrast to the intangible burdens of post-industrial societies. Western nations are full of well-fed individuals plagued by less explicit hardships such as the disintegration of communities and the fraying of relationships against the possibilities of endless choices. The burdens of manic consumption and unabated careerism are not as easily pitied as crumbling shanties and begging babies. Against this landscape, volunteerism presents an escape, a rare encounter with an authenticity sorely missed, hardship palpably and physically felt — for a small price.

enattendantlesoleil:

saying “that’s how things are” is incredibly useless when talking about social issues because yes, we are aware that that’s how things are, and we don’t like it, that’s the whole point

congratulations on providing no useful input to the conversation

tw: self-harming, negative behaviours

i used to cut. like, a lot. and it was a fucking nightmare to go through. but i stopped. i haven’t done it for over 6 months.

cutting can just feel like a good way to get your adrenaline up, to feel ‘real’ or to feel like you have some control over your body. but ultimately it is a counter-productive way of doing so and can cause a lot of problems both medically (i.e. serious injury, excessive bleeding, muscle breakdown) and mentally (i.e. negative patterns of behaviours, leads to more serious behaviour like suicidal thoughts/tendancies etc.). 

like, genuinely i didn’t stop cutting at first because everything was fine and dandy and i never got depressed, dissociative, manic or anxious anymore. i stopped because i realised that it did so much more harm than good and that is was not a sustainable way of coping. it couldn’t go on. how could i do this for my whole life? 

so you find another way. i drew on myself a lot at first, which helps with the visual representation on your body. i tried to be with people when i was feeling bad, even if we just sat together quietly, or if we were only speaking online/over the phone. i cry. i lay around and feel sorry for myself or i comfort eat a little (i’m not suggesting unhealthy behaviours like binging). 

adrenaline rushes can come from simple things like running around in the rain, jumping into a lake (my personal fave) or cycling really fast down a hill. they’re also a lot more fun!

i have a bunch of piercings and a tattoo (want more) because they help me to take ownership of my body. sometimes just altering your appearance specifically cus you wanna can make you feel more in control of things. 

i sympathise fully with people who self-harm, i really do. and i just hope that they can also find other ways of coping some day. 

cosplayingwhileblack:

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Character: Marceline
Series: Adventure Time

cosplayingwhileblack:

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Character: Marceline

Series: Adventure Time

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