when the world is puddle-wonderful

 

naamah-beherit:

avengerwho:

tastefullyoffensive:

Grandma caterpillar putting on lipstick. [via]

took me a minute

yeah, but when it does, you can’t unsee it

naamah-beherit:

avengerwho:

tastefullyoffensive:

Grandma caterpillar putting on lipstick. [via]

took me a minute

yeah, but when it does, you can’t unsee it

middle-earth-and-westeros:

If you’re going to stab someone you have to either say “I am no man.” or “The Lannisters send their regards.” sorry I don’t make the rules.

Or ‘I want my father back you son of a bitch’

Hello foodie blogs who have just followed me! 

JSYK, I’m unlikely to post more recipes. That was a total aberration. You’re welcome to stick around, obviously, but I am likely to be a disappointment. ;)

houseofalexzander:

That scruffy stuff on my face.
Ah yes, my facial hair. I can still remember the horror of having multiple whiskers protrude from my face just a few days after turning fifteen. I wanted it gone forever, immediately! I took pride in my smooth soft skin, I had worked very hard through puberty to make sure I never had one pimple. Not. Even. One.
But biology said fuck your smooth skin! Deal with it.
So, I have been and the conclusion is probably not what you think. I’ve tried waxing, shaving, trimming and so on. On one particular occasion I became so upset with my facial hair that I quite literally plucked every hair from the left side of my face. The only reason I stopped before reaching the right side (besides that awful pain) was because I noticed that the left side where I had been plucking was now starting to swell and go numb. The next day, the left side of my face was red and slightly purple. It appeared as if someone had repeatedly back handed the left side of my face.
So my conclusion? We’ll, I’ve accepted it. I had to ask myself a serious questions that left me heart broken and humiliated… Why do I hate my facial hair? After beating myself over the head with this question I found my answer with a good friend of mine who has struggled with weight gain for a few years.
A while back we were ridding home from the city, her kids were asleep in the back and we began talking about life. In the middle of the conversation she says  “Alex, would you think of me different if I just gave up on trying to loose all this excessive body weight from having the kids?” I thought a moment, I mean really thought about what to say and if I would see her opinions or judgments differently. Then I asked her a question. “Would you think of me different if I stopped fighting with this stupid hair growing out of my face and still wore clothing that the rest of society deemed as feminine?
Together both of us pondered while listening to some music, still on the highway.
Finally, she spoke up and said “you know what, yes! I would see you differently! I would see you, giving a big damn fuck you to society for making you feel as if you aren’t pretty enough to wear a dress or high heels simply because your biology insists on pushing hair out of your face, something you have NO CONTROL OF. You don’t get to choose your body type, you just have to accept it, and if you did that, I think it would be inspirational!”
At this point I’m in tears, because she’s right! So I pull over because I can’t see when I’m crying and she takes over driving.
Back on the road, I said “You know, you’re so right! The only reason I want my facial hair gone is because I want other people to think I’m pretty and that I should belong in a dress or high heels. Facial hair has made me feel that I don’t belong in some of the clothes I wear, but really its not my facial hair, its this idea pressured onto me by todays societal standard that I can’t have both. Its the same thing for you to though! You have been kicking your own ass over the weight you gained after the kids. But why? Because your afraid that others will see you as a bad example for your kids, or that you are lazy! But the truth is, being a single mother with two toddlers is all you can handle right now. You deserve to feel beautiful because you are beautiful! Your weight is a testament to the struggle that you have went through to bring two lives into this world, it should not be seen as a problem! But just like my facial hair, I’ve grown up in a society where its taboo to be scruffy & fabulous! But you know, these are our bodies, this is what they do, this is how they react to our genetic make up, this is how they respond to LIFE! Why should we hate that?”
At this point, she’s in tears now, the kids are waking up, its getting hard for her to see the road too. She pulls off some random exit and I tell her to pull into the first place that serves ice cream.  Got the kids settled momentarily, got the ice cream and then talked a bit more.
At the end of the conversation, we had come to the conclusion that the only reason we see the things we don’t like about ourselves as a problem, is because we are comparing ourselves to a beauty standard that is unattainable for ourselves. Ultimately , fighting a battle that has already been lost.
Some people might not like my facial hair, which is fine. But I have accepted it and I will embrace it. Deal with it.
-Elliott Alexzander

houseofalexzander:

That scruffy stuff on my face.

Ah yes, my facial hair.
I can still remember the horror of having multiple whiskers protrude from my face just a few days after turning fifteen.
I wanted it gone forever, immediately!
I took pride in my smooth soft skin, I had worked very hard through puberty to make sure I never had one pimple.
Not. Even. One.

But biology said fuck your smooth skin!
Deal with it.

So, I have been and the conclusion is probably not what you think.
I’ve tried waxing, shaving, trimming and so on.
On one particular occasion I became so upset with my facial hair that I quite literally plucked every hair from the left side of my face. The only reason I stopped before reaching the right side (besides that awful pain) was because I noticed that the left side where I had been plucking was now starting to swell and go numb. The next day, the left side of my face was red and slightly purple. It appeared as if someone had repeatedly back handed the left side of my face.

So my conclusion?
We’ll, I’ve accepted it.
I had to ask myself a serious questions that left me heart broken and humiliated…
Why do I hate my facial hair?
After beating myself over the head with this question I found my answer with a good friend of mine who has struggled with weight gain for a few years.

A while back we were ridding home from the city, her kids were asleep in the back and we began talking about life.
In the middle of the conversation she says
“Alex, would you think of me different if I just gave up on trying to loose all this excessive body weight from having the kids?”
I thought a moment, I mean really thought about what to say and if I would see her opinions or judgments differently. Then I asked her a question.
“Would you think of me different if I stopped fighting with this stupid hair growing out of my face and still wore clothing that the rest of society deemed as feminine?

Together both of us pondered while listening to some music, still on the highway.

Finally, she spoke up and said “you know what, yes! I would see you differently! I would see you, giving a big damn fuck you to society for making you feel as if you aren’t pretty enough to wear a dress or high heels simply because your biology insists on pushing hair out of your face, something you have NO CONTROL OF. You don’t get to choose your body type, you just have to accept it, and if you did that, I think it would be inspirational!”

At this point I’m in tears, because she’s right!
So I pull over because I can’t see when I’m crying and she takes over driving.

Back on the road, I said “You know, you’re so right! The only reason I want my facial hair gone is because I want other people to think I’m pretty and that I should belong in a dress or high heels. Facial hair has made me feel that I don’t belong in some of the clothes I wear, but really its not my facial hair, its this idea pressured onto me by todays societal standard that I can’t have both. Its the same thing for you to though! You have been kicking your own ass over the weight you gained after the kids. But why? Because your afraid that others will see you as a bad example for your kids, or that you are lazy! But the truth is, being a single mother with two toddlers is all you can handle right now. You deserve to feel beautiful because you are beautiful! Your weight is a testament to the struggle that you have went through to bring two lives into this world, it should not be seen as a problem! But just like my facial hair, I’ve grown up in a society where its taboo to be scruffy & fabulous! But you know, these are our bodies, this is what they do, this is how they react to our genetic make up, this is how they respond to LIFE! Why should we hate that?”

At this point, she’s in tears now, the kids are waking up, its getting hard for her to see the road too. She pulls off some random exit and I tell her to pull into the first place that serves ice cream.
Got the kids settled momentarily, got the ice cream and then talked a bit more.

At the end of the conversation, we had come to the conclusion that the only reason we see the things we don’t like about ourselves as a problem, is because we are comparing ourselves to a beauty standard that is unattainable for ourselves. Ultimately , fighting a battle that has already been lost.

Some people might not like my facial hair, which is fine.
But I have accepted it and I will embrace it.
Deal with it.

-Elliott Alexzander

lollipvps:

The thing is when you’re bisexual, you’re not really surprised when a straight person is biphobic. Sure it sucks and you’re like “well fuck you too dude” to whoever the prick is; but it’s not so astonishing.

Biphobic gay people on the other hand, actually hurt like a motherfucker. Like bro you’re supposed to be on my side??? Like even “my people” can’t accept me?? That hurts so much more than some random dude who expects a threesome.

maxonshreaves:

when your otp is in an intense argument and their faces get closer together but then they stop talking 

and they look at the others’ lips

(Source: makoraa)

If someone comes to you and asks your help, you shall not turn him off with pious words, saying, “Have faith and take your troubles to God!” You shall act as if there were no God, as if there were only one person in all the world who could help this man–only yourself.

Rabbi Moshe Leib of Sassov (via shiraglassman)

You don’t expect to hear a rabbi say “act as if there were no God” and mean not “do whatever you feel like doing” but “recognize that the ultimate responsibility for doing good in the world lies with you.”  I kind of love this.

(via animatedamerican)

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

jadelyn:

buckyoubucky:

"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."

In other other news, we as a society still think the solution to male insecurity is to tell women to stop doing things. Which things? All the things.

FUCK this bullshit.

everythingrhymeswithalcohol:

jadelyn:

buckyoubucky:

"A new study shows that men are threatened by confident women taking pictures of themselves, and call these women stupid, socially inept, and ugly. In other news, the world is round, the sky is blue, and the patriarchy is still shitty."

In other other news, we as a society still think the solution to male insecurity is to tell women to stop doing things. Which things? All the things.

FUCK this bullshit.

(Source: lady-dixon)

I am so heartbroken by the convo I just had with my cuz

karmaplus:

I Asked my 9 year old cousin Emma if she wanted to be on the phone with me when she watched DW tonight. She’s only allowed to stay up late when DW is on - it’s on an hour later here in Denmark, timezones yo. (she has watched all episodes in the past year and I introduced her yay!)

But her response broke my heart:

"no he’s making fun of Clara. She’s not fat, mom says. He’s not nice. I don’t like it anymore."

Her mom then told me Emma had asked her if ‘she was big and had big hips? and if the doctor wouldn’t like her either?’

Her mom said “but the doctor loves Clara!”

she then simply responded “no, that’s not how you treat friends. I would be told off in school if I did that.”

and that’s basically all  have to say. My almost 9 year old’s biggest hero has made her feel fat. Please, Moffat, can’t you write one single episode without making sexist jokes. Please. Please.

Quitting Doctor Who was the best decision