Not a drawing but I made this cow
This is absolutely stunning. You’re so talented. I honestly can’t believe a human person could make such a perfect baby.
What if instead of having kids run the mile and timing it, instead we very regularly had them run until they are winded, and measured how far they could run at what speed before they were tired, and only they got to know their results, and this was done freeform so kids weren’t directly competing, and then they could constantly try to beat their own score, and there’s no minimum distance or speed you have to hit to be considered successful, instead you just get rewarded for improving.
And we need to teach kids HOW to run, I was forced to run every day during high school (and once a week every year before high school which I’m sure didn’t help) bc our schedule had us in every class every day, and my hips are permanently damaged bc I was an overweight teenager who hadn’t been taught proper running techniques and was forced to run without proper shoes bc I was poor
Yes!!! Literally I cannot remember a single moment in gym that was ever dedicated to, like, teaching proper form or anything. They just pointed at a track or piece of equipment and said “go”, then berated you for being bad at it.
And proper shoes are SO IMPORTANT. My mom is looking at a grand total of 48 weeks off of her feet entirely, like unable to walk, in the coming year or two (24 weeks for the first foot, then 24 for the second) because she needs to have major surgeries on her Achilles tendons because she wasn’t wearing enough fucking arch support her whole life. Good shoes MATTER. Bad shoes can literally disable you.
Looking back I am appalled that I was allowed to show up for gym with fucking converse or whatever formless flat shoes I had and told to just run, like what the fuck.
its yellow you are all wrong i have decided just now
hey op, what does this say?
nice try but i’m not colorblind it says 71
Am I tripping?
Is that not 71?
You’re slightly colorblind, that is 74 and the color of the car is orange.
world heritage post
the concept and idea of “you can always start trying to be a better person” is extremely important to me both in media and irl and i continue to be deeply deeply disturbed by the trend on this site pushing that these ideas in media are bad writing or even morally reprehensible
because theyd rather someone stay terrible or just straight up die than become a better person
from a compassionate point of view it’s deeply distressing
and from a pragmatic point of view it’s outright frustrating
it’s fucked up.
What is the most important step a man can take?
I think part of the pushback about this is the idea that, to “redeem” bad people, their victims must first forgive them for unforgivable acts.
This is false. No one is obligated to forgive you. You can learn from your mistakes and become the best, kindest person on earth, and the people you’ve hurt still won’t forgive you, and you’ll have to accept that. And that doesn’t mean you aren’t allowed to grow. Because we aren’t just “pure” or “sinful”, we’re complex.
there is not a single role chris pratt does that jack black couldn’t do better
at the people saying jack black couldn’t play star lord: why? no really, go ahead and tell me. I think I know the answer but I want to hear you say it.
Everyone on the notes has galaxy brain energy
how to dress for your shape: are you human-shaped? play up your natural sex appeal by wearing whatever the fuck you want
Life Tip: As the weather gets warmer, continue to wear whatever the fuck you want. Flaunt everything or keep it cool under cover. Dress to make yourself feel rad.
how to get a bikini body:
put a bikini on your body
Want to look great naked? Take all your clothes off.
I love how this post is both body positive and gender neutral.
I feel like so many (especially young) people here on tumblr were beaten over the head again and again with “believe the victims, stop asking them to prove their victimhood” and instead of understanding that this means “don’t dogpile victims because you like the abuser” instead took it to the no-nuance end of the pool and turned it into “if you hear something bad about someone don’t go looking for sources or context” and those are not the same things
You should look at sources. Always. Taking a moment to say “wait, who said that? what happened?” isn’t victim blaming, it isn’t siding with an abuser, its taking a step back to understand a whole picture, in its context.
When you do this,
- you are actually a better ally than just knee-jerk, superficial, performative support.
- you can approach with nuance.
- you can avoid speaking over them, and learn how to be a better, more supportive ally.
- you can avoid repeating old claims that have already been either addressed or disproven.
- you can avoid propaganda and disinformation, which not only serves to undermine whoever its about, but it undermines everyone else.
This post is about political disinformation, but when people get away with making false allegations about abuse or racism or homophobia or any other gross behavior it undermines the positions of actual victims because people who are prone to bad faith can say “ah, that was a scam, victims are scammers”. When you make false claims about politicians, you undermine the political process and allow people who are prone to bad faith to say “see I don’t need to participate”.
I know we hate checking facts and sources here on the internet, but that’s the whole point of the internet. Information is available, and you should be checking your sources before you make claims about people.
repeat after me:
- even if i don’t like my body today i will take care of it
- even if i don’t like myself today i will still be patient and kind with myself
- even if i do not love myself i will still take care of and be kind to myself, despite not wanting to
One of the biggest power moves I have here in the midwest when someone is being racist, sexist, homophobic is that I tell them that I’ll pray for them so that god can grace them with empathy, or that “I feel sorry the devil has made his home in your heart” cause you have not felt joy until you’ve flipped the script on a suburban house mom or an old racist white man. The joy of watching their face in shock and confusion while they’re called out in Christian Standards the same way they try to cover for their homophobia is amazing. 100% suggest it, at the very least it gets them to shut the fuck up.
Good Christian Hacks, an open-ended series
Works wonders in the South, too.
And if they start to stutter and quote some cherry-picked Bible verse at you, come back at them with “yes, even the Devil can quote scripture, but that doesn’t mean he understands it. I’ll pray for God to grant you understanding in the fullness of His word.”
Hm I’m heading to Tennessee for a wedding this summer, I’ll keep this in mind!
“I was on a strict diet during Episode VIII, and she was like, ‘Kid, get into that fridge and take some chocolate bars. I have many there.’ And I did,” he recalls. “I failed my diet because Carrie Fisher told me to. And it [felt] great.”
-John Boyega on Carrie Fisher
This is the Carrie Fisher post of body positivity reblog for a chocolate bar from her fridge
I personally wanna see less ‘you are not a burden/it’s not work to love you’ and more ‘you are worth the work it takes to love you.’ I KNOW I’m a burden sometimes. that isn’t such a terrible thing! humans are strong. we can carry burdens. and it is work for me to be there for my friends, but it’s work I’m willing to do.
we need to acknowledge this because pretending love isn’t work will never make people like me feel less guilty for accepting love. we need to talk about it so people don’t feel bad for having boundaries and not always being up to do the work. we need to accept it so we can properly appreciate what others do for us and what we’re doing for them.
yes it does take work to love you. but guess what? you still deserve love, and you deserve people who are willing to do the work to love you. it doesn’t make you bad. all love take work. and everyone is worth it.
“I am, somehow, less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain than in the near certainty that people of equal talent have lived and died in cotton fields and sweatshops.”
-Stephen Jay Gould.
This quote is great because so was Einstein himself! He never saw himself as a genius, as a mind like no other. He saw himself as a guy who studied alot and he was very dedicated to give that opportunity to others. He also spoke very openly against racism and was one of the few professors that thought black people at the time. Here are some great pictures of him in 1946
Adding onto this: I really recommend Einstein’s short, entry-level essay “Why Socialism?”, found here. It’s ~10 min read and it does a great job of explaining the crux of socialism.
Here are some of his major points:
- The individual and society form a symbiotic relationship. A healthy individual needs a healthy society and a healthy society needs healthy individuals.
- Capitalism undermines democracy by concentrating wealth into the hands of an economic elite, which in turn funds a political elite to represent its interests in government. The ultra-rich also control the media and educational systems to manipulate public opinion and prevent free thought. (Here Einstein is pre-empting Noam Chomsky and Ed Herman’s propaganda model).
- Capitalism’s profit motive entails human needs going unmet to satisfy human greed.
- The “worst evil” of capitalism is the crippling of individuals, which begins in school where an exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student.
- A transition to socialism is necessary to overcome these problems, and is in fact imperative to avert constant warfare and ecological catastrophe. We need a fully democratic society where society’s productive capacity is not concentrated into the hands of a few, but owned by workers and society itself.
Please do not ignore one of the bedrock reasons why Einstein identified with black people in America: Einstein was a German Jew. Check those dates. He fled the Nazis.
Jesus was relaxing in Heaven when he noticed a familiar looking old man
Wondering if the old man was His father Joseph, Jesus asked him, “Did you, by any chance, ever have a son?”
“Yes,” said the old man, “but he wasn’t my biological son. He was born by a miracle, by the intervention of a magical being from the heavens.”
“Very interesting,” said Jesus. “Did this boy ever have to fight temptation?”
“Oh, yes, many times,” answered the old man. “But he eventually won. Unfortunately, he heroically died at one point, but he came back to life shortly afterwards.”
Jesus couldn’t believe it. Could this actually be His father?
“One last question,” He said. “Were you a carpenter?”
“Why yes,” replied the old man. “Yes I was.”
Jesus rubbed His eyes and said, “Dad?”
The old man rubbed his eyes and said, “Pinocchio?”
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Carlos, circa year 2: i’m a bit worried about wearing the tie-dye labcoat to work today, y'know? I don’t want to come off as unprofessional :(
Cecil, dressed like if Cruella Deville got slam dunked into a dusty goodwill donation bin then put in a blender: yeah I feel you there babe