slayboybunny:

HAVE YALL TAKEN THE TIME TO APPRECIATE THE AMAZING DUGONG, 
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THE ONLY OTHER NONEXTINCT ANIMAL IN THE SIRENIA AKA SEA COW FAMILY BESIDES MANATEE ?
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it is like a smaller smoother manatee…

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but with a DOLPHIN TAIL,
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and a SPACESHIP VACUUM MOUTH

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DUGONG!!
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College has a way of normalizing my insomnia.

I doubt this is really a good thing. But there IS a place that delivers cookies from 11PM to 3AM. It’s excellent. Sleep is secondary to junk.

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I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”

#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

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Things that happened today:

1. Slept until 11 because I didn’t have class until 2:30. 

2. Was told I have a good German accent in a German class. That’s reassuring.

3. Took a wrong turn on the way back to my dorm somehow, and ended up walking through a nice, quiet neighborhood instead of a crowded campus.

4. Made another friend. My secret? Compliment their hair, ask them if they like tea and Doctor Who, and tell them they’re welcome any time. People love it.

5. Made tea with day-old water. A questionable decision. 

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The best Supreme Court in anybody’s memory. I’m really proud of this Supreme Court. It’s only five to four, and I pray for the health of the five.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking behind what he thought were closed doors at the Koch brothers’ retreat for the ultra-rich. A GOP Senate, he promised, will slash funds to the ACA, Dodd-Frank and the EPA, and block any minimum wage hike

It’s almost like he’s an employee of the Koch brothers

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colourmebaadd:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Tuesday afternoon, Ferguson protesters march in downtown St. Louis, from City Hall to the US Courthouse. 

This is super important

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I woke up early because I thought my first class was at 10.

Early, obviously is around 8:45. My first class is at 11, and I get to eat breakfast now, so who’s complaining?

baeddelbludd:

LIFE HACK: disguise your nervous breakdown as a series of jokes

(Source: autogynephile)

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I am Scottish. I can complain about things,  I can really complain about things now.

(Source: rubyredwisp)

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CAN I JUST POINT OUT

abbyschu:

Eleven called Clara to say goodbye

The Doctor doesn’t like endings

THE DOCTOR DOESNT LIKE ENDINGS

HE’S ACCEPTING THAT HE’S GOING TO CHANGE AND KNOWS THAT CLARA’S GOING TO STRUGGLE WITH THAT

HE’S GIVING HER A GOODBYE SO SHE CAN MOVE ON

MY FEELS

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