I see people reblogging this with “to buy” but this pattern is free??? Someone even asked me “why don’t you charge money for it, it took you forever to put the document together” and I said “Not a lot of people have money and if they have some fabric scraps and a couple of buttons lying around they can make themselves a little mouse friend for free and that might make them happy and that makes me happier than receiving money???” Make yourself a liddol creacher! Heals the Soul!
Thanks for sharing it’s time for me to make like 70!!!!! It’s been months since I’ve picked up a sewing needle but do I care????? No!!!!!!!!!!!
#Thank you VERY much #These mice... my new childen #i haven't picked up a needle in months #more if you're not counting mending #only Making Things #these mice? #amazing#high quality #little creatures to tuck into my bookself
“make yourselves impossible to ignore. 10,000 signatures on twitter is a lot but 10 unique personal emails is enough to derail an entire council session.”
Legit, this works You don’t even have to call people on the phone but if you can It’s also Mad Effective, but even sending half a dozen emails to Assorted people on Assorted comittiees and BAM your agenda is now The Agenda and with the plauge on You don’t actually have to leave your house to go to a city council meeting!
This works for the current Police Brutality Issue, but also for things like: Shitty School board Policies, the abysmal treatment of houseless people, voter acessibility, library funding etc. Basically, google your City/County Offices and Departments and send everyone who looks like they might have a stake in your issue an Email. Be polite, be specific, and be ready to deal with both silence and Reply Emails if they want to follow up with you.
sometimes I hate how much modern clothing is determined to show women’s bodies
like if it’s not skimpy, it’s skin-tight- leggings, skinny jeans, bodycon dresses, etc.
doing historical costuming has made me hyper-aware of just how “on display” my body is when I’m wearing normal modern outfits, and it affects my behavior. don’t bend over to pick things up at work because men will stare at your ass. sit differently so you don’t show stomach rolls. a guy running a pop-up stand next to my shop commented so much on how I had “great legs” that I didn’t wear leggings and skirts- one of my favorite winter outfit combinations -for the rest of the season
there’s a certain freedom in medium-to-long skirts and skirt supports, I find: the freedom to define what people see of my body. men won’t stop being creepy no matter what women wear, but I like that kind of dramatic body re-framing. you don’t get to see my legs and hips, Creepy Guys. you get to see a massive bell skirt, or a bustle, or an upended trumpet flower shape. my body is to be seen only by those I’ve chosen to trust, not the world at large
of course, empowerment is different for different women. some feel comfortable and powerful showing as much of their shape as possible, and I applaud them in doing exactly that. what pisses me off is the pressure from the fashion industry for all of us to be empowered by the same thing…a thing that just so happens to tie in with the diet industry and the cosmetics industry. it’s easier to sell the idea that you have to be hairless and smooth and thin and blemish-free when it’s all on display
sometimes I just wish I could go about in a hoop skirt and a t-shirt that says “fuck off” in delicate script
BEST RESPONSE TO ANY POST OF MINE EVER
Technically unless there’s a dress code for your work or whatever there’s nothing that says you can’t wear a hoop skirt everywhere.
Fight the man.
Wear a hoop skirt if you want.
A quick summary of (one of the reasons) why I wear men’s clothing
[ID: a digital drawing, all blue, of a woman in a hoop skirt with a tshirt that reads “fuck off”. She is carrying a purse, looking at her phone, and has her hair in a bun.]
Men are so “privileged,” that they have less of a chance to win custody of children after a divorce, along with having higher suicide rates, homeless rates, and die at work rates. Yeah…. soooo “privileged”
goody, now let’s do sexual assault, sex trafficking, spousal abuse, and some other handy pink and blue circles
you fucking moron
1- combat deaths exclude women because women in most countries are not allowed to be in combat. therefore most women who die during war are counted as civilian deaths. Women are also more likely to die after a conflict is officially over than during the conflict itself. Please also note that combat deaths comprise 2-29% of total deaths related to wartime (see table 2). Therefore, 71-98% of all wartime deaths happen after the conflict is officially over, typically caused by things like infectious diseases and traffic accidents due to the damage to infrastructure that inevitably follows a war. These deaths are primarily seen in women and children. From the same reference as above:
Effect of Armed Conflict on Life Expectancy - Plümper and Neumayer 2006
In this study, armed conflict was demonstrated to have a statistically significant and adverse
effect on women as measured by the decline in the ratio of female to male life expectancy
(Plümper and Neumayer 2006). Normally women live longer than men in almost all
societies, so a decrease in the gender gap is interpreted as suggesting that the direct and
indirect consequences of conflict combined either kill more women or that the killed women
are younger on average than the men killed. The authors therefore concluded that wars
negatively affected women more than men when taking into account the entire conflict cycle.
So the takeaway is that yes, more men than women die in combat, but this is because in the vast majority of combat zones, even in recent history, women were specifically barred from being considered active combat, making them more likely to be counted among civilian casualties than military casualties. (Civilian casualties comprise approximately 90% of all war time deaths.)
Therefore the graph should look more like this (assuming the highest ratio of military:civilian ratio and extrapolating it onto every single conflict ever AND accepting the numbers given above as accurate):
(please note that the gray above would be mostly female in most conflicts)
3- Child abusers are numerically more likely to be female, but when you consider that 90% of the time, child caregivers are female and only 10% of the time child caregivers are male, the likelihood of an individual female or male to abuse children is tipped in the favor of men: see here for a breakdown of the probabilities. It is p=0.77 for men and p=0.23 for women, making men nearly four times as likely to abuse children they have access to than women. Here is the graph:
Women and families are also the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
6- Suicides. Women attempt suicide more often than men and have higher rates of mental illness. Suicide by definition is self-inflicted harm. To blame women for the actions of men (as many of these graphs actually do) is dishonest.
7- College graduates: Until the mid-20th century most higher education was barred to women. The fact that men earned more college degrees was framed as a justification for how much more intelligent men were than women. Now, of course, that women have more of a chance to earn the same degrees, it is being painted as female privilege. Interesting how it wasn’t male privilege that keeps faculty overwhelmingly white and male. In fact let’s take a look at that:
Bonus: breakdown of faculty by race from the same source
The Alaskan Native and Native American representation in higher learning is so low that it rounds to zero percent. In all my years of lab work, research, symposia, and interviews, I have only met one phd holder in my life who was a Native American.
To get back to the matter at hand, however, it’s interesting how those privileged women are still primarily learning from male faculty. Also interesting is to see how many professors have successfully climbed the tenure track to reach full professor (It is in the link above; I am simply showing the breakdown of all collegiate instructors.)
8- Work place deaths. The professions with the highest workplace death incidence are also the professions where women are either officially or unofficially barred from entry. Logging, working on the oil fields, even being a female truck driver can leave women vulnerable to attack at truck stops from other truck drivers or stopping motorists. However, I will concede that more men die in the workplace than women, so long as those workplaces are legal and aboveboard.
Every single time I say the phrase “I was classically trained in the art of multiple choice tests” everyone in the room who’s not a millennial laughs at my joke while all the other millennials in the room immediately look like they just walked in on a funeral by accident.
teach me please
Why? It has nothing to do with the real world and I’m mad that the school system taught me how to take multiple choice tests rather than write a report for a job or properly research what issues are important when deciding who to vote for in an election. Or like… accurate history. You know. Actual stuff you need to know to be a person.
im currently stuck in the school system and I want cheat codes
Okay, I completely understand wanting to know the actual stuff, I want to know those things too, and those are things im working on learning. but to be able to get to the information that tells me these things I need to survive this hellhole of a system and im bad at tests, which means i dont survive very well.
Read the entire question twice to look for tricky wording. If you’re allowed to write on it circle or underline words like NOT or EXCEPT or other things your brain might skip over. This will make it less likely you’ll skip over them.
Read all the answers before answering. Sometimes the wrong answers are so stupid you don’t even have to work out the problem or try to remember the thing.
If the entire test is about the same subject (Colonial America for example) answers might be found in previous questions. Like question #6 might ask who wrote Common Sense. You might remember that back in question one it said “In Common Sense by Thomas Paine” and there’s your answer. This happens a lot more often than you’d think.
If you don’t know the answer cross out the answers you know are incorrect. If there are four answers but you know one of them is wrong your odds of guessing right just went up from 25% to 33%. If you can eliminate two answers then you have a 50/50 chance of getting it right.
If you can’t eliminate any answers at all guess C. The placement of correct answers isn’t completely random and C is the answer slightly more often than other answers. If you guess randomly your odds of getting the answer right actually goes down.
Read study guides and take practice tests. Actually read them. Especially if they’re written by the same person who wrote the test you’ll be taking. You’ll be more likely to pick up on their quirks and what kind of trick questions they write if you use the study material. You’ll also know what to study and what to leave.
For sections where there’s a list of words you have to match to definitions read the words first. You’re probably more likely to know the definition of a word then the word that goes with a definition. (or time period or math method or whatever). Answer the ones you know and leave the ones you don’t until you’re completely done with that section. Then look at your remaining words and definitions and match them to the ones that sound the least ridiculous.
Don’t take a test on an empty stomach unless you’re fasting for religious reasons. I don’t care if you haven’t eaten breakfast in twenty years. You’re gonna eat something before you take that test.
Remember that taking multiple choice tests is a skill that not everyone is naturally good at and it’s a skill that means absolutely nothing in the real world. So however you do on this test doesn’t dictate your worth as a person.
But what if its math also thank you
These tips apply to every subject on the planet as long as there’s a multiple choice test about it. I passed math because I’m good at taking tests. Not because I know what a variable is.
Do non-americans realize that the United States is literally just a bunch of countries in a trench coat that agreed to be semi-nice to each other in order to sneak into the Big Boy Club? Because let’s be honest that’s just what the USA is
The rest of the world: So… you’re a big country?
The states, standing on each other’s shoulders: Y- yes,,,
I love how everyone who’s reblogged this hasn’t added anything on or tagged anything on it. They’re all just like “Yeah. That’s it. That’s the entire United States summed up in one post-”
absolutely bonkers that my own tags have crossed my dash like this more than fifteen reblogs after i wrote them
I moved to another state. 30 minutes away. My family acts like I betrayed them and can’t understand my life choices. It’s completely different way of life, especially during covid. Completely different country.
every single fucking time one of those articles of “things europeans find weird about america” complains that sales tax isn’t included
states set the sales tax!!! it’s literally different across state lines!!! american retailers can’t add it bc they’d have to account for 50 different prices!!!!!!!
It gets even more insane! California’s clean air standards for cars and other such things are so much higher than everyone else’s! So if a car manufacturer in Detroit wants to sell their damn cars in California, they need to build their cars to California clean air standards. But retooling an assembly line and car design to have some cars meet California clean air standards, while building others to other clean air standards is a lot of work, so car manufacturers all over the country have to build all their cars to California clean air standards.
Which is why California went into an uproar earlier this year when the Federal Government tried to argue that states can’t set their own environmental guidelines! “Fuck you!” says California, “we remember Los Angeles in the 80s, how bad the smog gets, go pollute your own damn air over in your own damn state where there isn’t a thermal inversion layer to trap all the smog down near ground level!”
“But you’re making it soooo haaaaaard to sell our cars everywhere else!” they whine.
“Fuck you!” California shouts. “And while we’re at it, we don’t give a shit what you say, Mister President, we’re gonna open our damn states when we’re good and ready, and our friends Nevada, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington State agree! Also, we’ve decided to legalize weed!”
“But the Federal Government says it’s illegal!” shouts the other states.
“Fuck you, we make the drug laws in our state, and we say toke up!”
“Now, hang on!” shouts the Federal government. “You can legalize weed in your state, but all banks are federal agencies, so if your weed dispensaries set up bank accounts, those accounts have money from illegal practices in it and are subject to seizure by the federal government!”
“FINE!” shouts California. “Hey, weed guys, you can keep selling weed, but you can only deal in cash!”
“How the fuck is that supposed to work!?”
“I DON’T FUCKING KNOW, TAKE IT UP WITH DC!”
“By the way, if you’re gay married elsewhere, we won’t recognize it,” mutters Texas.
I live in Pittsburgh. It is 300 miles away from Philadelphia. If Philadelphia is London, I’m in Newcastle.
We may have the same governor, but we are NOT the same. We don’t talk the same, we don’t eat the same. And there’s a whole lot of people in the middle who are even more different than either of us.
In the 1990s, I moved across the country to California for awhile. Casually mentioned how angry I would get when people claimed my home state was a southern state (NORTHERN state people! It’s the whole reason we exist!!! West Virginia seceded from the frigging south during the Civil War (fuck Mason & Dixon))
My BFF (born & raised in Cal) looked at me as if I were nuts – Wasn’t the civil War like hundreds of years ago? Why did I still care? I gasped as I explained that no, we are still arguing it back East.
Flash forward to her Mom saying (while giving us a car tour of her Tennessee home), “And that left Church tower looks different than the right one because it was bombed by those damn yankees during the War of Northern Agression. **looks at me** No offense honey”. “None taken,” I replied as my BFF just sat there looking flabbergasted.
Is anyone going to mention how we have 50 different sets of rules about who can sell liquor, to the point where in some places liquor stores are known as “state stores”? (Not where I live, though–here, they’re ABC stores!)
Most states have different rules for who can sell wine, beer, and hard liquor. Sometimes you can get beer and wine in the grocery store, sometimes you can’t. Some states make it illegal for the same place that can sell you beer by the case or keg to sell you a six-pack. And some states have a religious exemption that lets minors have communion wine, etc., but some states have criminalized this. It is a WHOLE MESS, fam. It’s wild.
if you dont have me on facebook you are probably not missing out on any posts but the comment section is important too lmao
I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior. I had a real sword with me, too. I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion. Some woman walks by, with her little girl. The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight. But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.” You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?” And the girl looked around and saw me. I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood. So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?” And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating. Like she thinks I’m going to say no. So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her. And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.” I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.
This post was good but then it got better
Okay, this is a slight topic diversion, but in response to the above comment. I’ve volunteered at the CT Ren Faire for years now. For the last 5 or so I’ve worked in the game section, and we have a game similar to the above comment called “Smite the Knight”. I’ve been in the ring before, it’s a ton of fun getting to run around with the kids. The main goal is entertainment. Have a good shtick, keep the crowd engaged, and let the kids have a good time.
In both work and observing, I have learned something about kids. A lot of parents try to get their boys to go fight. Of the young ones that do, they tend to be shy. You get the ones who just swing the boffer swords around with no regard for life, but, mostly, they’re reserved. It’s adorable. I mean, they’re kids.
But the girls. THE GIRLS. Holy crap. I swear, the pinker the dress, the more taffeta and glitter…the more intensity. I remember, the first year I worked there, one girl came in, grabbed the biggest sword she could, and WENT TO TOWN on our knight. Lifted it over head, let out this primal scream and mowed him down. Homeboy is 6′2″, she was FIVE. And once he was in the fetal position (He was fine. It was for show.) on the ground, she stopped, put her foot on his chest, and yelled “I AM A FIERCE PRINCESS!!”. Later in the day when she walked by a couple of us yelled “Ah! It’s the fierce princess!” and she stopped and flexed. It was the best, and I will never forget that girl.
OH MY GOD IT’S BACK YES
This has improved since last I reblogged.
I taught karate for like 5 years, and the girls were always, pound for pound, better than the boys. Even the girls who didn’t really want to do it and were only there because their parents made them were better than like 95% of the boys.
I was playing fiddle at a ren faire, and two little girls were really enjoying our set. After quite some time one of them walked up to me and shyly offered me her star tinsel tiara, because she “didn’t have any money. And this protects you from trolls!” I said “Thanks, that’s really sweet – but what about you? Don’t you need protection from trolls?”
At which point this six-ish-year-old girl whips out her certificate from the axe throwing booth and says “Nah, I’m fine.”
I still have that tinsel tiara. It’s draped over my modem. I figure it’ll protect me from the most trolls that way.
why does it have spikes. fuckers eats grass. the fuck does it have to stop from getting out.
*shrugs* grass can give u papper cuts sometimes
They’re sharp like that so they can be worn away by the constant chewing of tough grasses and plants. This also gives the teeth more surface area for more efficient chewing. These “sharp” grinding teeth are common among herbivores.
ok this is important to me. gaslighting is not a synonym for lying. it’s a type of lying. if someone says to you “the sky is green,” that’s a lie. if you say “the sky is blue” and they respond “no, it’s green, you’re wrong, your eyes are playing tricks on you” THAT’S gaslighting. the crucial requirement is that they try to convince you not only that you are wrong but that you shouldn’t trust your own senses. that you’re imagining something/hallucinating/dreaming. the abuser is trying to make themselves more of an authority on reality than your own mind, often with the goal of making you reliant on them to tell you “truth” from “fiction.”
Hey kids, take it from an old forest hag: it’s totally okay to half-ass your hobbies
… trace that picture for your journal
… like old cars without knowing how to fix them
… watch the movies without reading the comics
… super glue the part of the model
… learn one (1) way to make a braid
… watch how-to videos for every step of the recipe
… google every second word in that article
… use the automatic setting on your camera
And don’t be ashamed. Real life isn’t school. The all or nothing mentality is not healthy. Don’t gate-keep yourself from stuff that might be fun. Shrug, grin, and hold eye contact with a boomer while you do it. It’s good I promise.
I work retail, and have for many years now. I’m not an easily fazed person and have a Talk No Shit, Take No Shit mentality. However, I also have a pretty intense anxiety disorder on top of other mental health issues and when I started 6+ years ago there were some customers who got to me.
So, to all the workers facing Karens and Kens out in the wild, here’s my advice - cry.
If you have the type of relationships with your coworkers and managers that will support you, don’t try to hold it in. Cry like the overworked, underpaid peon you are.
Nothing terrifies an asshole Karen like the indisputable proof that their actions/words are affecting you as a real live person. They feel perfectly entitled to cuss out a cashier over a wrong order/no cash policy/ face mask mandate but when that person starts to cry and asks them why they’d say such mean things? A whole other story, my friend.
There’s no way to make that situation look good to the manager they demanded to speak with, either. My manager literally got a security guard fired for being so verbally abusive he made one of her employees cry.
This strategy has multiple benefits -
1. You’re not standing there trying to pen up your emotions, crying is a great physical release for negative emotions and you may very well feel somewhat better afterwards.
2. The person who precipitated the situation is forced to not only see you as a person with feelings, but also has to confront the fact that their abuse has consequences beyond themselves.
3. It can actually give your higher-ups leverage to address these situations. ‘They yelled at my employee’ is one thing, but 'They yelled at my employee until they were in tears’ is a waaaaay worse offense. A good manager can use that. Hell, it can get a security guard fired!
tl;dr: We live in a capitalist hell but we can work the system and cry at work to shame awful customers
white people have to stop thinking about non white languages like they’re mystical ethnic tongues, getting a tattoo in mandarin or arabic doesn’t make you more spiritual, putting tamil in your old (european) gods aesthetic post is weird, and google translating your poetry into farsi is painful to look at. this is just how we communicate please be normal
also stop thinking about eastern religions as Aesthetic please!! stop treating hinduism and buddhism as if they are in the same category as greek and roman mythology because they are NOT! a few hundred million people actually worship these gods in real life so it just… does not sit right with me when you, a white person, make edits “fancasting” (?????) a random indian guy as X god and call it representation. hinduism and buddhism do NOT belong in your “mythology edits” ESPECIALLY NOT if you’re white! thank you!
“On leaving home I was able to fabricate a new and far more satisfying history.”
“I felt my existence was tainted, in some subtle but essential way.”
“I don’t think I can explain the despair my surroundings inspired in me.”
“The great romantics are often failed classicists.”
“But isn’t it always pain that often makes us most aware of self?”
“All she lacks is a mother’s firm hand, but still, for my money, she’s what you call a bramble rose.”
“It’s beautiful here, but the morning light can make the most vulgar things tolerable.”
“And always, always that same toast. Live forever.”
“She was a living reverie for me: the mere sight of her sparked an almost infinite range of fantasy, from Greek to Gothic, from vulgar to divine.”
“My life, which before had been only solitary and miserable. Became unbearable.”
“Time is something which defies spring and winter, birth and decay, the good and the bad, and absolutely indestructible. Duality ceases to exist; “
“We’d all been really, truly out of our minds. And it may be a superhuman effort to loose oneself so completely, but that’s nothing compared to the effort of getting oneself back again.”
“She was still a girl, a slight lovely girl who ate chocolates, a girl who’s hair smelt like hyacinth and who’s scarves fluttered jauntily in the breeze.”
“We’d done our errands, not to mention an awful lot of cocaine in the parking lot of Burger King.”
“I suppose it would be interesting to say that at this point I felt torn in some way, grappled with the moral implications of each courses available to me. But I don’t recall experiencing anything of a sort.”
“I buried my face in the soft, slightly acrid - smelling flesh of her neck, and rocked back and forth - babbling, mumbling, feeling myself fall down and down, into a half-forgotten life.”
suddenly everyone is hopping on disney’s dick after the launch of disney+. humans as a society need to learn the ultimate truth, piracy.
watchseries.movie DOES NOT update episodes with a few hours of release it DOES NOT have subtitles available with the day and DOES NOT also have movies
Couchtuner is also totally not a great spot for a lot of tv series just so everybody knows they shouldn’t bother to check it out.
Flixtor.to is definitely not my go-to for same day HD uploads of new shows including both Disney+and HBO exclusives
Okay but let’s not sleep on the king of them all, fucking Putlocker has every movie that came out this year and 99% are in HD a week after their release.
If anyone is HYPOTHETICALLY thinking about downloading movies or tv shows I WOULD recommend the use of a vpn so megacorps can’t find you, but that’s fucked up to them and you should totally not do that
Also, when HYPOTHETICALLY using a vpn, make sure the servers you use are not in America (ASSUMING that’s where you live) because if you ALLEGEDLY pirate movies and tv shows illegally, the government can and will go to your HYPOTHETICAL vpn provider and check your downloads there
REBLOGGING THIS SO PEOPLE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT NOT TO DO WHEN STUCK IN QUARANTINE AND BORED OUT OF THEIR MINDS
*releases pack of dads into home depot* go……be free
invasive species encroach on lesbian territory
This is a common misconception because they’re such similar environments, but you should be aware that dads are native to Home Depot, while lesbians are actually native to Lowe’s. At this point, however, both dads and lesbians have made themselves at home in both Home Depot and Lowe’s to the point that trying to separate them back into their original ranges would probably do more harm than good to the delicate ecosystem of large chain hardware stores.
A properly raised and socialized Dad will be perfectly comfortable cohabiting with Lesbians. Its not really “encroaching on another’s territory”. You wouldn’t say that about foxes in a forest that also homes bobcats, would you? No. It’s just two different species that have both evolved to live in similar/the same environment. As long as they recognize each other as equals, Dads and Lesbians are more than capable of cohabitation.
Now, if you were to release a pack of Lumberjacks into a Lowes or Home Depot, that’s where chaos will reign. Being adapted to a far harsher and more demanding environment, the Lumberjacks would simply push Dads and Lesbians both out and also consume far more than a sustainable amount of resources. It would be like releasing bears at a country club.
As a former timber-harvester… I feel this is potentially accurate in theory. But highly improbable in actuality.
Lumberjacks, like most megafauna species generally require more space than the average hardware store, even a big box store could provide. The misconception is that Lumberjacks are a social species because of how they often work and live together.
This is a matter of necessity, not preference, and a survival technique for thriving under the LogBoss.
A “pack” of Lumberjacks, if not under the environmental pressure of a LogBoss will naturally disperse until they each have a wide territory.
Lumberjacks rarely fight for territory.
One on one, a Lumberjack could drive out a Dad or Lesbian, however the latter tend to travel in social packs.
Lumberjacks will passively retreat on the presence of large numbers of people. Kind of like Sasquatch.
Getting a “pack” of Lumberjacks assembled would be hard enough unless they were forced into a Hardware Store by a LogBoss. In that case, they would already be in a heightened and potentially agitated state far above their natural behavior. This artificial scenario can be likened to a circus animal running amok. If it had been in the wild, the incident would not have occurred.
Free-roaming Lumberjacks are the cryptids of the Hardware ecosystem. They are surprisingly quiet and unobtrusive.
Please stop labeling Lumberjacks as dangerous roving social predators. They are intermediate level omnivores and remarkably peaceful unless threatened.
As a hardware store worker I can say that this is all 100% accurate.
now how in the FUCK am i supposed to leave tumblr when a god tier post like THIS is just is just waiting for me daily?!?!?!
Not to get deep on main, but Gen Z? They’re just kids who were forced to grow up.
We’ve grown up in a world post 9/11 and seeing all of the hatred against groups of people who just want to exist in peace. We’ve grown up being told it’s up to us to fix global warming and pollution problems. We’ve grown up in a time of social media and technology where information spreads fast to millions of people. We’ve grown up seeing black people getting killed when a white person wouldn’t in the same situation. We’ve grown up seeing the mess we have to inherit. Seeing the injustice, the prejudice, the hatred, species dying off, glaciers melting, oceans rising, animals with bellies full of plastic. We’ve known that we literally have the planet on our shoulders while older generations keep adding more things for us to fix.
^^^This right here is important. Like imma be serious again for a second. This right here is what people don’t realize. Older generations have the audacity to call us immature and say we don’t know what we’re talking about, but we do. We’ve seen it happen. We’ve learned about it. Sometimes it seems we’re the only ones really trying to do anything about it. And the “it” I’m referring is multiple things such as climate change, racism, homophobia, etc.
“And these kids that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations, they’re quite aware of what they’re going through.” - David Bowie
^In response to this and the people who have reblogged with their own experiences
My dream brain knows how to flip the switch in my head to use telekinesis and it knows exactly how it feels. It’s’s a consistent feeling I’ve had in dreams since I was like 8, my dream brain in my dream body gets a particular sensation in the center of my right hemisphere.
My awake brain, however, continues to be
an absolute humperdink
and refuses to recreate the sensation, so now I have to physically, with my whole body, get up and actually move, literally move 200 pounds of flesh, blood, and bone using
produced by my brain to stimulate nerves to tell muscles to contract and expand multitudinous ways to stand up, keep this mass of mechanical
balanced enough to take steps, ridiculous movements of the lower half of my body to use
to hold one foot in place while the next one goes forward to repeat the same process, again using electricity produced in my cerebrum fueled by
GLUCOSE from FOOD
that I ingested and digested, literally
PLANT and ANIMAL
matter that’s undergone a whole other process that started from
in a giant
mass 93 million miles away, that has gone into my mouth and down my stomach where it was liqeufied by
so that my other organs, these other sacks of fatty and protein tissues, can filter and absorb nutrients and non-nutrients, so that I can stretch out my arm, literally a third limb made of
which both produce blood cells and is made of calcium, which is a fucking
a literal metal, my body is supported on a structure of metal that just fucking grows under layers of skin, just to turn off the light.
And my brain does all that without any actual directed effort from me, but somehow telekinesis is the ridiculous impossibility.
“If you’re not interested in the gritty realism of a story in which your favorite characters could die horribly at any time, it’s because you’re a naive comfort-reader who can’t handle hard-hitting fiction.”
No, friend. I just prefer to read stories featuring characters I find interesting, and if they drop out of the narrative, I no longer find the story compelling.
“The real world features graphic sex and senseless violence! If you can’t handle merciless realism in a piece of writing, you’re kind of a delicate snowflake.”
The real world also contains yeast infections, bowel movements, jury duty, and standstill traffic. A narrative dense with attention to these things is going to lose my interest very quickly. “Realism” is seldom a selling point in fiction.
“If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Over-long, detailed to the point of distraction - and ultimately without a major resolution.”
I swear my cats have developed a division of labour when it comes to pestering me for stuff. One of them only bugs me about empty food bowls, and the other only bugs me about empty water bowls – never vice versa!
I have literally watched the cat who only asks for water run and fetch the other cat so she could give me hell about the food situation.
These costs all vary by hospital, and they’re all massively inflated. They’re part of complex negotiations between the hospital and the insurance company, and they’re a scam.
The hospital puts all these little charges together to “justify” a giant bill. Then they “lower” those costs to what they’ve already agreed on with your insurance company. The insurance company then tells you “look how much we reduced your bill by our negotiating!” and then pays some portion of that bill and passes the rest on to you, depending on your deductibles and so on.
If you have no insurance, you don’t get the benefit of the “negotiated” price - they keep the price that high as part of a deal with insurance companies who are trying to justify why you should pay them so much in premiums every month. If out of pocket patients paid less, nobody would get insurance.
We need price transparency where hospitals have to publish these costs and make them available to everyone. We need to be able to call people out when they charge $20 for a tissue and $30 for a band-aid. We also need to be able to compare prices and choose hospitals that give us the best balance of cost and quality.
We also need to stop acting like giving everyone health insurance is the solution to our broken healthcare system. The insurance companies are the ones who broke it.
If you are facing a big bill after a hospital stay, whether for giving birth or for anything else, here are some ways to reduce that bill.
1. If you have insurance, call them and ask for an explanation of what they didn’t cover. The person will probably not have one for you. Say you are not willing to pay a bill if they can’t explain why you owe it. The insurance company will sometimes re-submit the claim and cover more of your cost.
2. Call the hospital billing department and ask for an itemized bill. This alone may reduce the cost somewhat because they were overcharging you to begin with.
3. When you get the itemized bill, go through it. Highlight any items that seem exceptionally overpriced or even that don’t apply to your visit (a medication you didn’t receive, a procedure that wasn’t done, etc.)
4. Call the hospital billing department back and go through the itemized bill, asking for clarification on all the items you flagged. They may remove items or reduce the cost.
5. Explain that you are unable to pay your bill in full and ask about a settlement or payment options. Sometimes the hospital will be willing to take a significantly lower amount if you can pay all at once, or you can get a payment plan with no interest that is feasible for you.
This is based on how my husband has been fighting medical bills for the last couple of years. He has a chronic illness and has frequent appointments, procedures, tests, etc. He frequently gets large bills and then negotiates them down to much smaller ones, or in some cases has gotten bills dismissed completely.
He says that calling the billing department and the insurance company and simply asking them to explain the charges makes a huge difference every time, because the person on the phone almost never has an explanation for why the bill is so high.
You ARE being overcharged, and you don’t have to just deal with it. You can fight back!
this,,, thank you this is going to be so fucking helpful
did i ever tell u all that when i was 15 i went on a school trip to see romeo and juliet at the globe but my teacher didn’t realise until after he’d booked it that it was a ~sexy~ version with bdsm in it
ok people wanted the whole story here are the most Memorable Moments™️
•the production made a lot of people very very angry and the reviews were calling it ‘a desecration of shakespeare’ , other people said it was akin to vandalism
•a warning letter had to be sent home to parents because it was too late to cancel the booking
•all the teachers there looked like they wanted to die cause we were 13-15 years old lmaoo
•the play opened with really aggressive confetti cannons and in the centre of the stage there was this really muscled guy wearing almost nothing and there were four women in essentially lingerie just.. gyrating over him
•this had nothing to do with the plot by the way it was just there
•we’re only five minutes in and i think the teachers were considering evacuating us
•romeo’s dad is in an inflatable dinosaur costume for an entire scene.. no context was given
•i’ve blocked the actual sex scene out of my memory
•i might have imagined this but in the masked ball scene i swear someone was in full bdsm gear i SWEAR
•mercutio was played by a woman and just started stripping during a monologue which was an Experience
•lots and lots of twerking from background actors
•romeo was just dressed like an emo the whole time
for any doubters here’s an excerpt from an article on it ! by the financial times for some reason