This night is winding down, but time means nothing

 

8/30/2014 - Video

halloweenspooktacular:

What a fantastic collection of vintage Halloween items!

This will be my collection when I’m old and eccentric.

(Source: wolfmansgotnards, via halloween-n-fall)

Apparently you missed the hypocrisy of going through someone else to tell me you wish I would just ask you about something directly.

8/29/2014 - Quote

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?”

(via startrekrenegades)

Oh my gosh, yes.  Even narrowing it down helps; I panic a little bit when someone asks me something really broad like “where should we go for dinner?” but if someone’s like “hey, I feel like getting Indian tonight” or “let’s go someplace in this neighborhood” it is so much easier.

(via orcasoup)

8/29/2014 - Video

wrapyourselfaroundmyfinger:

jonny-poopoo-pants:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological OrderThe most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]

Reblog the fuck out of this

BOOST^^^^^^^

(via t-shirt-scholar)

This is why I don’t want to be your friend anymore, dude.

I tell you exciting news because it’s something I know you’d appreciate, and you turn that into an opportunity to ask me to do more favors for you.  

8/29/2014 - Video

tinyhousedarling:

A 240 Sq Ft NYC Apartment with Library and Laundry in Loft

http://tinyhousetalk.com/nyc-micro-apartment/

ok how is it possible that this place is less than half the size of mine but has twice the kitchen space

(via samanticshift)

8/29/2014 - Video

icehexx:

bri-loves-cats:

ramblingsarcasm:

king-samanthian:

forget-the-maps:

Want

Calvin and Hobbes: the college years

WHAT.

Y’know, I scrolled past this and thought to myself, “yeah, this is pretty cute, but I’m not gonna reblog it.”

Until I saw that last gif.

 SO CUTE

I’ve only seen the first couple of gifs in this series before.  I love how the tiger just walks over the dude on the couch just like a regular housecat would do.

(Source: sizvideos, via theultimatecatblog)

8/28/2014 - Photo

Tiny office dog REALLY wants some of my lunch.

Tiny office dog REALLY wants some of my lunch.

8/28/2014 - Photo

threelittlemonkeybutts:

holybat:

elindigenazi:

otaachimow:


satsekhem:


otaachimow:


cosmicyoruba:


thegoddamazon:


sikssaapo-p:


elindigenazi:


Haha this made me laugh XD


I’m sure they would’ve, if they didn’t decided to abandon colonizing here, but for some reason they just decided to”fuck it” and leave…


Right? Pretty sure the Vikings were conquerors.


Maybe the Vikings were not conquerors as popularly imagined?


lol. okay guys this is what happened.
Erik the Red got kicked out of Iceland cos he killed someone. He wandered over to Greenland and then started trying to convince people to come live with him and they set up this sad little settlement there. Later another dude got blown off course trying to get there and happened to see North America, so he told Erik’s son Leif and Leif went to go check it out, but they didn’t see any people.
A few years later Leif’s brother Thorvald went exploring to try and get some furs and stuff. He found nine indigenous people sleeping under canoes and so what does he do? Yeah he kills eight of them and the ninth one runs off and comes back with a force of very angry Inuit who then killed him. Not exactly a promising start.
Anyway long story short, the Norse did a really crappy job interacting with the indigenous people so the Inuit just beat them back to Greenland and then they were too stubborn to eat fish like the native people instead of trying to raise sheep in Greenland so they either died or moved back to Iceland. 
Basically, it’s not that they were significantly nicer than Columbus, it’s mostly that they happened to piss off the Inuit before they managed to transmit diseases to them. 


This is why I have issues with “American ingenuity” bullshit about how the colonists took over America. No. It was not superior weapons or ingenuity. It was that we wiped out their populations with disease.


I am reblogging just because I never like to miss a chance to remind people that Natives consistently controlled and overwhelmed European forces before they were hit by epidemics. People of the northeast coast kept a very tight leash on Europeans until the early 1600s when disease hit (and Europeans commented that they couldn’t settle there because there were too many people), the Spanish got their butts kicked in Mexico until smallpox ravaged the Triple Alliance, and the majority of the middle part of the continent was entirely dependent on Native whims until the huge epidemic of 1780 (Native domination lasted longer in some areas of course, well into the 1800s, but before the epidemic Europeans didn’t even have a chance). 
I feel very confident saying that if diseases had not affected indigenous Americans, then Europe would not have conquered the continents. 


Reblogging because it is important for people understand the bold. it is true, the Europeans could not have won without the diseases brought to us. The argument saying that they won because they were “advanced” is invalid because not even their weaponry was enough to beat native people. It was their diseases, which they knew, that could potentially decimate our population. So no, Europeans were not more “advanced” they were just filthy, which is the reason why they carried disease in the first place.

In Chile somehow the Mapuche didn’t get weakened by disease, and they never ever let the Spanish alone (In fact, they’re still fighting to this day). The Spanish were so done trying to fight them that at the end they set up the Bío-Bío river as a natural geographical limit, to the North was the Chilean Capitanía, to the South of the river were the Mapuche (Of course, the Spanish would cross the river to steal away people and get them into the Encomienda system because they were and are shit like that).

I’d read somewhere once that we shot their camp leader through the skull with a single arrow.
Idk idk maybe it was both but truth is, yeah, we fought off invaders for centuries.
Now, who DIDN’T we kill? Africans and Asians. Why? BECAUSE THEY CAME TO TRADE PEACEFULLY.
It’s only ever white fuckers that mess shit up.

Oh man, I’m rereading Lies My Teacher Told Me and yeah, something like 90% of the native population on the East Coast got wiped out by disease within a period of about three years, just before the Pilgrims arrived.  Hell, the only reason Squanto was as friendly to that party as he was is that he had been kidnapped as a slave, and when he managed to return to his home village he found he was the only one left alive. 

threelittlemonkeybutts:

holybat:

elindigenazi:

otaachimow:

satsekhem:

otaachimow:

cosmicyoruba:

thegoddamazon:

sikssaapo-p:

elindigenazi:

Haha this made me laugh XD

I’m sure they would’ve, if they didn’t decided to abandon colonizing here, but for some reason they just decided to”fuck it” and leave…

Right? Pretty sure the Vikings were conquerors.

Maybe the Vikings were not conquerors as popularly imagined?

lol. okay guys this is what happened.

Erik the Red got kicked out of Iceland cos he killed someone. He wandered over to Greenland and then started trying to convince people to come live with him and they set up this sad little settlement there. Later another dude got blown off course trying to get there and happened to see North America, so he told Erik’s son Leif and Leif went to go check it out, but they didn’t see any people.

A few years later Leif’s brother Thorvald went exploring to try and get some furs and stuff. He found nine indigenous people sleeping under canoes and so what does he do? Yeah he kills eight of them and the ninth one runs off and comes back with a force of very angry Inuit who then killed him. Not exactly a promising start.

Anyway long story short, the Norse did a really crappy job interacting with the indigenous people so the Inuit just beat them back to Greenland and then they were too stubborn to eat fish like the native people instead of trying to raise sheep in Greenland so they either died or moved back to Iceland. 

Basically, it’s not that they were significantly nicer than Columbus, it’s mostly that they happened to piss off the Inuit before they managed to transmit diseases to them. 

This is why I have issues with “American ingenuity” bullshit about how the colonists took over America. No. It was not superior weapons or ingenuity. It was that we wiped out their populations with disease.

I am reblogging just because I never like to miss a chance to remind people that Natives consistently controlled and overwhelmed European forces before they were hit by epidemics. People of the northeast coast kept a very tight leash on Europeans until the early 1600s when disease hit (and Europeans commented that they couldn’t settle there because there were too many people), the Spanish got their butts kicked in Mexico until smallpox ravaged the Triple Alliance, and the majority of the middle part of the continent was entirely dependent on Native whims until the huge epidemic of 1780 (Native domination lasted longer in some areas of course, well into the 1800s, but before the epidemic Europeans didn’t even have a chance). 

I feel very confident saying that if diseases had not affected indigenous Americans, then Europe would not have conquered the continents. 

Reblogging because it is important for people understand the bold. it is true, the Europeans could not have won without the diseases brought to us. The argument saying that they won because they were “advanced” is invalid because not even their weaponry was enough to beat native people. It was their diseases, which they knew, that could potentially decimate our population. So no, Europeans were not more “advanced” they were just filthy, which is the reason why they carried disease in the first place.

In Chile somehow the Mapuche didn’t get weakened by disease, and they never ever let the Spanish alone (In fact, they’re still fighting to this day). The Spanish were so done trying to fight them that at the end they set up the Bío-Bío river as a natural geographical limit, to the North was the Chilean Capitanía, to the South of the river were the Mapuche (Of course, the Spanish would cross the river to steal away people and get them into the Encomienda system because they were and are shit like that).

I’d read somewhere once that we shot their camp leader through the skull with a single arrow.

Idk idk maybe it was both but truth is, yeah, we fought off invaders for centuries.


Now, who DIDN’T we kill? Africans and Asians. Why? BECAUSE THEY CAME TO TRADE PEACEFULLY.

It’s only ever white fuckers that mess shit up.

Oh man, I’m rereading Lies My Teacher Told Me and yeah, something like 90% of the native population on the East Coast got wiped out by disease within a period of about three years, just before the Pilgrims arrived.  Hell, the only reason Squanto was as friendly to that party as he was is that he had been kidnapped as a slave, and when he managed to return to his home village he found he was the only one left alive. 

(via reverseracism)

autumn-kitty:

There is something about the leaves dying that makes me feel alive. There is something about picking pumpkins that makes me feel thankful. There is something about autumn that makes me feel happy.

(via cozyautumndays)

8/27/2014 - Photo

thekidshouldseethis:

Water Balloons Falling (and Bouncing) in Slow Motion.
Rewatch the video.

This is mesmerizing.

thekidshouldseethis:

Water Balloons Falling (and Bouncing) in Slow Motion.

Rewatch the video.

This is mesmerizing.

8/27/2014 - Photo

bill-holmes:

bill-holmes:

waiting for the bup in the rain


wake me up when septermeber ends

bill-holmes:

bill-holmes:

waiting for the bup in the rain

lmao

wake me up when septermeber ends

(via misandryad)

8/27/2014 - Video

fightingforwhales:

volk-morya:

By Kate Spencer, via Orca Network

this is some cool shit right here

NOPE 

NOPE NOPE NOPE

(via orcasoup)

8/27/2014 - Photo

OH SNAP

OH SNAP

(Source: katara, via rectumofglory)