good morning, here’s your newspaper.
…and a little dance.
omg. im dying.
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- Let’s try and get 100k notes
A review by one of the folks sums it up perfectly:
“What worries me about Yahoo! buying Tumblr is how it would choose to incorporate the website into its email and homepage features. One of the reasons why Tumblr is so unique is because it’s a niche market. By adding more users who don’t fit into this niche, it would make it more difficult for communities to develop within Tumblr, and Tumblr would have to change to accommodate these new users. Tumblr as a website is not the kind that you can sign up for in a day and be on your way. It is a website crafted so that you can immediately post but must spend several weeks, sometimes even months, to build a community. With new users who would not be willing to spend time growing a community, Tumblr would have to be changed, which would alienate its current users. Those users have spent time and effort to make Tumblr what it is today, and they are the ones who spend time on the website daily. A user who is checking onto Tumblr because it’s attached to their homepage is not going to be as strong of a user nor as dedicated. By changing the website to suit this new user, you would lose the strong users while building an undedicated usership.
To any website that would think of buying Tumblr, they must understand that it is a website that cannot be changed to make it more user friendly to a casual blogger. I think that many Tumblr users would be less worried about a buy-out if they were promised that their communities and ways of using Tumblr would not be changed. No one is going to mind Yahoo! buying the website and gaining a few extra million dollars per year from the minimal advertising; what we will be upset with is if a company like Yahoo! then changes the website to increase casual users and decrease dedicated users. Yahoo! would gain nothing by losing this “cool” group of bloggers in an age group they so desperately want to reach, so they must cater to these individuals by leaving the website exactly as is.” - houseoftombombadilAs much as is does sound like a load of bullshit for someone to buy Tumblr, it’s a possibility. I Personally think it should stay independent and I hope David Karp keeps a hold of it like his own child. Or we make enough noise to where such major changes (if bought) will not happen. I would hate to see Tumblr turned into an advertising dump.We’re not a ‘hip fad group’ to be marketed to. I hate the fact that’s all we look like to businesses in the end.
reblogging again for this ^
i need to prove my mom that people on internet are normal people. i will show her this at every 100 notes.
only 187 notes.
It’s actually a good thing that the zombie apocalypse starts in Florida because then the zombies only have one way to go and that’s straight up into trigger happy redneck territory. I give it two weeks before monster trucks and mullets save us.
can we talk about how this is still getting notes
“deal with” is kind of offensive and condescending, but let’s ignore that and address the underlying question.
1. Don’t constantly ask us how we feel about things. When you’re alexithymic, figuring out how you feel about something is hard work and not always possible.
2. If we say we don’t know how we feel, take it at face value. We’re not playing head games with you or being coy. We really don’t know. Like if I asked you “quick, what’s 2345 x 8473.” Off the top of your head, (most of) you have no idea, right? Like that.
3. Respect the fact that people can experience events in ways that don’t revolve around feelings. While you might be emotionally moved by something, an alexithymic person may have been focused more on the practical, sociological, anthropological, historical, religious, mathematical, artistic, technical, mechanical, etc. aspect of the experience. No one way of experiencing an event is superior to another.
4. Don’t shame us for not being able to articulate how we feel. Don’t say things like “use your words” or berate us with epithets like cold, heartless, selfish or unfeeling. Don’t equate alexithymia with an inability to show compassion or sympathy.
5. Be open to tabling a conversation and revisiting it after we’ve had time to think about how we feel. Sometimes we have a delayed emotional reaction or we need time to identify our feelings. It may take hours or days for us to understand what took place during an especially emotional experience.
6. Accept that we’re not always going to be able to read or respond to your emotions in the way you expect. Alexithymia can be expressive (difficulty with our own emotions), receptive (difficulty with the emotions of others) or both. This might mean that we’re not very good at comforting you, have trouble being around you when you’re expressing strong emotions or just don’t recognize what emotion you’re experiencing.
7. Don’t equate alexithymia with having no emotions. What we have is a difficulty with identifying and talking about the emotions that we do have. Sometimes those emotions are hard to identify because they’re muted or jumbled up and sometimes they’re hard to identify because they’re overwhelmingly intense.
8. Finally, recognize that alexithymia is a real impairment. It’s not because we aren’t trying hard enough or we just need to pay better attention to people or stop being so self-absorbed.
adi’s super sexy wolverine creature OC nikolai
here’s a version with more toned down, realistic colors if that’s your jam, baby
dont ask about the apron
sCREAMING BECAUSE HE IS SO FUCKING PERFECT HOLY SHIT
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Statues of Daedric Princes
if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit
just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin
ḱerberos means “spotted”
hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot