Construct of Conscience

brutereason:

These are from a wonderful book called The Art Of Comforting. Check it out and learn how to be better at supporting people going through difficult things.

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dxisybuchanan:

just a reminder that some of the most positive people are the ones that have faced true negativity.

and a few more:

(none of the pictures or gifs are mine)

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helenofdestroy:

Grüner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, AustriaIn the winter you’ll find crisp, tranquil grasslands and lake that is only about 3 to 6 feet deep.  However, during the spring, when the temperature rises and the snow melts, the basin of land below the mountains fills with water. The lake reaches its maximum depth of around 40 feet from mid-May to June and is claimed to look the most beautiful at this time.

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yakfrost:

yakfrost:

yakfrost:

Help Me Stay in University!
I always feel guilty coming to tumblr for help, but with the advice of a few close friends, I decided to make this post.

I’m a University student, recently accepted into a program that will benefit me greatly in the future for my career goals - I aim to be an early childhood educator for special needs students after growing up with an autistic younger brother.
However, my father cut me off financially because he is homophobic. He is unwilling to pay off the rest of my tuition for the last semester because I am attracted to the same sex. Even with financial aid from the state, unfortunately, I still owe my school about $2000.
I would need to pay the rest of this money before the end of August, otherwise my admission into the University will be terminated.
While I am able to pay $200 with my savings, the remaining amount still needs to be compensated. I work 8 hours a week on minimum wage and my mother cannot support me due to her own financial obligations to my other siblings who aren’t adults.
Please, please, please - if you could donate to my cause, that would mean the world to me. I’d be forever grateful for any amount donated, whatever the amount. If you cannot donate, please signal boost this. I find it difficult asking strangers for help, again, but at the moment I am desperate to continue working towards my dream and my goals.
I also offer artistic compensation for certain donated amounts. My gofundme is here -  more information about my situation has been provided there in length. Along with this I am also offering commissions, so if you are interested, please contact me via the tumblr messaging system!
If you’d rather donate to me via paypal (which I highly prefer since gofundme does charge its fees) or some other convenience, that’s fine as well. My contact and paypal email is yakfrosty@gmail.com.


Wow guys, I’m in awe. collectively just in the first day I’ve raised $358 for my cause, and I’m in tears right now because i’m really, incredibly thankful to those few that contributed to this fund.
I really really appreciate everyone who has signal boosted so far and I am especially grateful to those that donated money - you all know who you are, and I’m indebted to you.
However, I still have a long way to go, and would appreciate any further signal boosting of my issue at hand. Thank you so much!

Update #2: 
Gofundme always charges processing fees (7.9% plus $.30 per donation) so that the site can make money, of course, so I added an extra hundred for the goal in case my goal is actually reached in the alotted time period I have left. I’m not trying to scam people out of an extra hundred dollars, in case you were wondering.
As far as money goes I’ve raised $530, including paypal money sent to me and the gofundme amount that I’ve already raised.
I’d like to thank everyone again for being so generous and helping me out in a time of need. Hopefully I will reach my goal in time!! 8)

yakfrost:

yakfrost:

yakfrost:

Help Me Stay in University!

I always feel guilty coming to tumblr for help, but with the advice of a few close friends, I decided to make this post.

I’m a University student, recently accepted into a program that will benefit me greatly in the future for my career goals - I aim to be an early childhood educator for special needs students after growing up with an autistic younger brother.

However, my father cut me off financially because he is homophobic. He is unwilling to pay off the rest of my tuition for the last semester because I am attracted to the same sex. Even with financial aid from the state, unfortunately, I still owe my school about $2000.

I would need to pay the rest of this money before the end of August, otherwise my admission into the University will be terminated.

While I am able to pay $200 with my savings, the remaining amount still needs to be compensated. I work 8 hours a week on minimum wage and my mother cannot support me due to her own financial obligations to my other siblings who aren’t adults.

Please, please, please - if you could donate to my cause, that would mean the world to me. I’d be forever grateful for any amount donated, whatever the amount. If you cannot donate, please signal boost this. I find it difficult asking strangers for help, again, but at the moment I am desperate to continue working towards my dream and my goals.

I also offer artistic compensation for certain donated amounts. My gofundme is here -  more information about my situation has been provided there in length. Along with this I am also offering commissions, so if you are interested, please contact me via the tumblr messaging system!

If you’d rather donate to me via paypal (which I highly prefer since gofundme does charge its fees) or some other convenience, that’s fine as well. My contact and paypal email is yakfrosty@gmail.com.

Wow guys, I’m in awe. collectively just in the first day I’ve raised $358 for my cause, and I’m in tears right now because i’m really, incredibly thankful to those few that contributed to this fund.

I really really appreciate everyone who has signal boosted so far and I am especially grateful to those that donated money - you all know who you are, and I’m indebted to you.

However, I still have a long way to go, and would appreciate any further signal boosting of my issue at hand. Thank you so much!

Update #2:

Gofundme always charges processing fees (7.9% plus $.30 per donation) so that the site can make money, of course, so I added an extra hundred for the goal in case my goal is actually reached in the alotted time period I have left. I’m not trying to scam people out of an extra hundred dollars, in case you were wondering.

As far as money goes I’ve raised $530, including paypal money sent to me and the gofundme amount that I’ve already raised.

I’d like to thank everyone again for being so generous and helping me out in a time of need. Hopefully I will reach my goal in time!! 8)

(via yakfrost)

septembriseur:

stillazarafteralltheseyears:

You know what I find truly remarkable about this scene? Is not just that she JUMPS OFF A SPEEDING ALIEN VEHICLE HUNDREDS OF FEET ABOVE THE GROUND but that she knows the EXACT MOMENT to make the jump to not only hit the roof (which, at that height and speed is an incredibly small target) but to hit it at a point where she isn’t going to a) immediately crash into a wall or b) be carried by her momentum over the other side and down a gazillion stories to the ground.

Natasha had to calculate IN HER HEAD IN THE MIDDLE OF A BATTLE the velocity of the alien vehicle, the size of Stark Tower’s roof, how high she was above it (so she wasn’t so high she’d be killed just by the fall to the roof), how long it would take her to make the jump successfully, what position to hit the roof in to minimize the physical damage, possibly even half a dozen other things. A miscalculation either way—too soon or too late—would’ve killed her.

Yeah, when she describes someone genius-level smart in CA:TWS as “slightly smarter than her but only slightly,” she’s NOT KIDDING. Natasha is probably either just as or very nearly as smart as Bruce or Tony or Jane or Betty, her training just meant those smarts were put to use in a different way. And that it’s something she’s trained to manipulate people’s expectations of, just like with her sex. IMO, if Natasha asks to have something explained, it’s not because she doesn’t understand, it’s because she doesn’t want the person she’s asking to KNOW she understands. Because her stock in trade is getting people to underestimate her and then using that against them. And this scene is the proof. Because when no one is watching, she is BRILLIANT.

I think it’s really important to point this out and talk about the gendering of intelligence in the Marvel universe as a whole. There are very few Marvel female heroes who are presented as Geniuses in that classic high IQ/seven doctorates/can solve any problem/slightly insane way. In fact, the only major character who springs immediately to my mind is Valeria Richards, and she’s a child. 

In part, this is probably due to the fact that this kind of intelligence is not considered an attractive female trait, and the primary purpose of most female characters is to be attractive to men. But I think this gifset & commentary highlight another reason: because many female characters would have to be Geniuses (in that way that signifies possession of the quality that IQ tests are supposed to, but don’t necessarily, measure) to do what they do, but the ways in which they exhibit that Genius do not fit within the traditional (masculine) understanding. For instance, Natasha proved herself at a very young age to be someone who was capable of phenomenally rapid problem-solving, skill-adoption, and general learning. That’s how she survived. Where Tony Stark and Reed Richards et al received doctorates, the prize for her intelligence was staying alive. 

I think that the same is true of other female superheroes. I’m thinking also of Storm, who canonically is multilingual, a gifted and expert thief, and whose mutant power seems to include an incredibly complex insight into the mechanism of weather patterns. (She, like Natasha, is also adept at rapid problem-solving.) And Maya Lopez has the ability to learn almost any skill to perfection simply by seeing it demonstrated— I can’t remember what this is termed in the comics, but in real life it would certainly be labeled genius.

So why is the super-intelligence of these women not acknowledged? I think we all know the answer to that.

(Source: momopuff, via msaether)

awkwardnarturtle:

i-mahu:

There’s two types of anger one is dry and the other wet and basically wet anger is when your eyes water and your voice shakes and I hate that cause I feel weak when I’m crying while angry I like dry anger when your face is like stone and your voice is sharp I guess wet anger shows that you care too much and dry anger means you’re done.

This is the best description ever

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“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our life.”
— Unknown  (via elige)

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“I’m an adult, but not like a real adult”
— anyone between the ages of 18 and 25 (via prettyboystyles)

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catinthefedora:

izzysfood:

katwaterflame:

josiephone:

Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees.STOP. STOP NOW.DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees.I swear people don’t even think this stuff out. Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive. Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you?So now.Support beekeepers.Support bees.buzz.

I had to reblog just for “DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?" because it made me realize that some people really don’t!

Super important!

Also, if you have plant/pollen allergies, local honey will help reduce your reaction.

catinthefedora:

izzysfood:

katwaterflame:

josiephone:

Apparently some vegans are telling people not to eat honey to support bees.

STOP. STOP NOW.
DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?

Buy honey (local if possible) -> support beekeepers -> support bees.

I swear people don’t even think this stuff out. 
Beekeepers provide bees with an environment in which they can live, and are encouraged to thrive. Bees then have a big huge giant person who can deal with any threats to the hive. 
Yes, honey is a winter food supply for bees, but beekeepers (unless they’re dicks, in which case they’d be shooting themselves in the foot) will NEVER take too much honey from a hive, and will always ensure that bees have enough food. Think about it, you’re not going to starve a source of income/hobby, are you?

So now.
Support beekeepers.
Support bees.

buzz.

I had to reblog just for “DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW BEES WORK?" because it made me realize that some people really don’t!

Super important!

Also, if you have plant/pollen allergies, local honey will help reduce your reaction.

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pervocracy:

hauntedmarch:

scarlettrouillard:

This is really important to me.  I just got out of an abusive relationship, and I hope that no one ever has to feel like I did.

I don’t do sex, and I don’t do abuse. But this seems important, spread this yea?

I have really complicated feelings about this kind of thing.  Because it’s a good cursory guide, but…

BDSM and abuse can co-exist.  It’s not a “one or the other” sort of question.  Someone can (this is not theoretical, I’ve seen it) respect limits in scenes but fly into unpredictable rages outside them.  Or they can bully people into “consenting” to play with them.  Or they can hide their abuse in BDSM trappings and language and say “BDSM is not abuse” because hey, there was black leather involved.

The graphic seems to invite that kind of inverse logic: that something is BDSM therefore it is caring and consensual, rather than something is caring and consensual therefore it is good BDSM.

Certainly BDSM isn’t inherently abusive, but it can get tangled up with abuse in ways that are hard to plot on a two-column chart.

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