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the next time someone tells me
depression is a learned behavior
i am letting you know right now
that it’s not going to end well.
webster’s definition of learned behavior:
“the actions or reactions of a person or animal
in response to external or internal stimuli,
usually as a result of a reward
so tell me, please, at what point
were we ever rewarded for wanting to kill ourselves?
go on, tell me how cutting is for attention
when most of us kids wear long sleeves through
eighty degree weather just to avoid confrontation,
tell me about how it’s a secret we’re painting on our
skin when we’ve learned how many marks we can make and
how often before it really starts showing, when we’ve tattooed
the softest places of us because they’re the best hidden – go on,
tell me about how we’re rewarded for not being able to
get out of bed by that little voice that’s fucking pounding away
inside of our heads and screaming about how we’re pieces
of shit for being a burden on everyone,
tell me how it’s a reward
that schools and friends and family don’t see
“god help me” as a legitimate excuse
so you end up with eighteen days of homework you just don’t have the energy to do, tell me how we’re really
conditioned into this behavior when instead we’re punished for
it at every turn with “get over it, all kids feel bummed,” really, please
talk to me about how kids these days just don’t understand the
reality of the situation as if we’ve been blind our whole lives and
you’re privy to some deeper secret than we’ll ever hope to achieve – hey,
maybe you know where our retirement money is going, maybe
you can tell the kids who never got to go to art class to work out their problems because creativity as an outlet wasn’t important
enough for the budget - go on, tell those kids that they’re just faking their sorrow, hey while you’re at it,
maybe you can tell the preschoolers i teach
“in twelve years at graduation all your hard work is going to mean nothing,” i mean
you’re literally ripping any source of purpose from our lives
and then blaming us for the apathy and the desire to run away
into the woods and stop existing, you’re taping smiles to our
faces and thinking that it’s a medical solution instead of
a cosmetic placeholder, but i mean, go on,
tell the parents of dead kids that
you taught them to kill themselves, please. i want you
to stand up with me and explain to any sixteen year old
honors student who is shrinking in size and crying at night
that she’s starving herself because
she’s too just stupid to shake her classical conditioning off
instead of the chemical imbalance that’s tipping her brain
from a well-oiled machine into a gaping wound, go on, look
her in the eyes and say, “you learned to be like this,” despite
the doctors and the hospital trips and the medication her
family is paying for out of pocket
but i guess it’s learned behavior alright.
we’ve seen the world
and it’s too big to fight.
You cannot tell someone “just be alright.” || r.i.d (inkskinned)
so I started reading a clockwork orange (and for those that don’t know, it has a bunch of weird words so there are glossaries of the ones you need to know) and I came across something interesting
therefor bro named this bastard
and I think that is the best thing ever
YOU GOTTA FIGHT………….FOR YOUR RIGHT…………….to have basic reproductive rights and control over your body there is no punchline here it is literally 2013 and white republican men are still breaking rules so that you can’t own your vagina.
This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry.
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
HumanStuck AU in which Calliope has acute leukaemia, and Roxy volunteers to help with younger patients.
Or something along those lines.
I’m on a major homestuck trip right now, so to all those followers who know nothing about homestuck - I am really sorry. I’m not sure how long it will be till I move on from this phase. Possibly never.
Anyway yes sickstuck? Cancerstuck? Hospitalstuck. Idk.
i really want to write this now
just imagine roxy trying to READ though. but this is really really cute ;- ;
I can see the way she talks being a speech impediment rather a drinking thing. And Calliope is helping her to get over by asking her to read to her when she volunteers, and Roxy thinks its just because Calliope wants the company. And Roxy keeps trying to convince Calli that just because she’s sick that doesn’t mean she isn’t beautiful.
And as they get closer Calli just get’s sicker and sicker and Roxy slowly get’s over her speech impediment until she gets a call from the nurses late one night and tell her it’s time (because Calli doesn’t have any family other than an asshat brother who never comes to see her.)
And she just holds Calli’s hand and reads one of her favorite princess story (sleeping beauty or snow white) until Calli asks her if she falls asleep will a prince come and wake her up and Roxy tells her someone would have to be blind not to kiss awake someone as beautiful as her and Calli just smiles and closes her eyes and Roxy knows she’s gone but she won’t leave or let go of her hand until the nurses force her to so the doctor could take her away.
oh my god ;A; WHY
i reblog this thinking it’s cute and then it shows up on my dash agaIN WITH THAT WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT
OH MY GOD MY HEART. WHY.
MY HEART HURTS NOW ;A;
no why would you do this to my heart
no matter how old I get
I will always be at least slightly convinced that I’m capable of hurting a stuffed animal’s feelings
what this made me realise is that helen’s certainty implies that dash and violet were both showing signs of their powers as infants and that is the funniest thing i have ever thought of in my life because one has super speed and one turns invisible can you picture first-time parents trying to deal with a baby that sometimes fucking disappears