riseabovedefeat:

huffingtonpost:

DEBI JACKSON, MOTHER OF TRANSGENDER CHILD, GIVES MOVING SPEECH

The best part of the video may be when Jackson addresses the comments she’s heard about her daughter and sets the record straight about statements like you “wanted a girl so you turned your child into one” and “kids have no idea what they want or who they are — my kids wants to be a dog, should I let him?”

So watch the full video to see her answers to those difficult questions here.

Transgender needs more awareness. When are people going to realize you can’t put people into two categories and hope that everyone fits perfectly into one of them. Gender is not so straight forward.

enterprising-gentleman replied to your post: is there a site/blog/whatever keeping …

Googling “celebrity ice bucket challenge” gets you Buzzfeed lists of twenty or thirty at a time, for one thing—although I bet there’s a tumblr for it somewhere too. I just wrote a press release about this today! They’ve raised $33 million so far.

I broke down and googled it anyway, and yeah, I found the same thing XD also a youtube channel that seems to be accumulating them all, which is nice. and I can’t believe how much they’ve raised! my mum and I were talking about it earlier, and we were skeptical about how much of a difference it was making. glad to see we were lowballing!

jenesaispourquoi:

nonnobissolum:

jenesaispourquoi:

nonnobissolum:

coolest thing i discovered today: flies love vinegar? but it also kills them.

for real? maybe i’ll go lay out some vinegar for the infestation in my kitchen…

for real! I poured vinegar, dish soap, and a lil bit of sprite in a bowl. it’s been a few hours and i think i’ve gotten rid of 25-30? it’s a lil gross to see them like *in* the bowl but at least they aren’t flying around my head anymore

that’s amazing, thank you

I constantly forget that everyone doesn’t know this. When my mum and I notice more flies than usual, we get a narrow-necked vase (like the kind built to hold only one flower) and fill it with red wine vinegar. the flies fly in for the vinegar, then can’t figure out how to get out before they drown (or die of what? asphyxiation?). As long as you change the vinegar every couple days, the flies’ll be gone.

nintendotweet:

Pictures of the Mario, Princess Peach, and Yoshi gamecube controllers by PDP

According to Amazon UK, these will be available on November 14 for £20.99 each. 

you know what I really like about Orphan Black?

(I started watching Orphan Black btw)

they create these characters full of potential, that we like or don’t like or don’t know how to feel about

and they _stick_ with them, give them an arc, let them grow and change and learn from their mistakes

it’s not even a matter of continuity, though the show has an excellent track record of that (as far as I can tell so far). it’s treating their characters like real people, treating them with integrity and respect. there are no “bad” characters, just people with different motivations (that may conflict horribly with others, and indeed be objectively horrible). yeah there are antagonists, and yeah people do messed up crap, but they’re still given depth.

CRAP WHAT okay sorry watching the show as I write this

having said all that, I’m certain this show is going to give me an aNEURYSM BECAUSE CHARACTERS KEEP INTERRACTING THAT WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO GODDAMMIT _WHY_

babyfants:

“There are few creatures as sweet as baby elephants, if you ask us. We don’t think we have to argue too hard for such a statement, as long as you have been able to observe elephants in the wild or through wildlife documentaries. Young elephants are constantly getting help from their mother and other family members to be able to deal with all the challenges they face. To control the use of the trunk is no joke for a tiny elephant, but should create a lot of quiet, respectful laughter if you’re lucky enough to be around. A newborn is standing within half an hour of being born, and is stumbling along and falling or tipping over more or less frequently during its first 24 hours. Baby elephants are like wind-up toys and will melt the most cynical heart - if you know that some of your friends know little about elephants PLEASE SHARE so that the melting-process can reach far and wide!”
Via ElephantVoices

babyfants:

There are few creatures as sweet as baby elephants, if you ask us. We don’t think we have to argue too hard for such a statement, as long as you have been able to observe elephants in the wild or through wildlife documentaries. Young elephants are constantly getting help from their mother and other family members to be able to deal with all the challenges they face. To control the use of the trunk is no joke for a tiny elephant, but should create a lot of quiet, respectful laughter if you’re lucky enough to be around.

A newborn is standing within half an hour of being born, and is stumbling along and falling or tipping over more or less frequently during its first 24 hours. Baby elephants are like wind-up toys and will melt the most cynical heart - if you know that some of your friends know little about elephants PLEASE SHARE so that the melting-process can reach far and wide!”

Via ElephantVoices

mrsfallontimberlake:

People talk about how hard long distance relationships are but nobody talks about the struggle of long distance friendships. I would give my left leg right now to just be able to sit in our pjs and watch movies or to just be able to give a big fucking hug. 

thecuriousmachine:

…and then, YW took over my blog and life. Oh well. Not like I was doing anything much with either anyway.

Soooo…dai stiho, cousins! Thank you so much for your help in aiding me in identifying some of the charms on Nita’s bracelet! I took some liberties with mine to start and am still missing her 25-GCT tag, lens charm, a shield spell, the pebble, and her megaphone, but I was pinched for time at Shipwreck Beads today, so here is what I have laid out so far.

From one end to another, starting on the picture in the lower right,) I have:

-Ponch (I knowwwww, but he is so cute!!! Tribute to AWD)

-the key (which needs to be exchanged for a gold one. WHOOPS.)

-a dimensional portal (Tribute to SYWTBAW)

-lightning bolt

-Wizard’s Knot

-the moon (for a kind of speed-dial to meet up with Kit :D )

-a star (might go on Dairine-inspired bracelet later, now for HW)

-bubble (personal air-handling spell)

-cat (for Tualha and AWAB) 

-Filif (with berry eyes I AM SCREAMING I WAS SO EXCITED TO FIND ONE!!!/Tribute to WH)

-Ring (preset transit spell)

-Whale (S’ree, and DW)

-Compass (Just for a directional spell, since it seemed useful.)

-Fish (For Tom and Carl and Nita’s Oracular Gift/ Tribute to WAW)

So that is what is there so far! I know I wanna fiddle with it and finish it soon, but I would like to get nicer rings to hold things on, as these are mostly just there for me to see everything better.

I am thinking of a puzzle piece for AWAL for Darryl, since it is commonly used as a symbol for autism, by my understanding. My cousin Wyatt is autistic, so all of the cars in my large family sport puzzle pieces on the back. 

I am sure you guys are full of great ideas and comments to help me out! 

Any thoughts?

OMG what an absolutely gorgeous bracelet!! I am equal parts jealous and impressed, cousin ^-^ That Filif charm really is perfect…

However, I gotta chime in and say a puzzle piece wouldn’t be a good symbol to represent autism. Here’s two links that explain why (in case it’s not clear from them, the symbol for Autism Speaks is a puzzle piece, which is probably where your family’s came from). I’m not on the spectrum myself (or at least not that I know…), but a huge swath of the Young Wizards fandom is, so I know it’s an issue that means a lot to the autism community in general and this fandom in particular.

Regardless, I can’t wait to see what else you add! Good luck finding a charm similar to Nita’s worldgating one :S seems awfully specific