Growing Feral


do your eyes ever randomly go out of focus and then you are too lazy to focus them back in and just stare at nothing for a while

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out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery

what fucking kills me is, yeah, maybe we got the trophies, but who gave them out

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

Which is pretty much what mental health practitioners observe happening.

It’s also what I observed happening as a singing teacher: the older kids literally would not believe a positive word I said until I had proved I would tell them they screwed up/had done badly/etc. I did so in as useful a way as possible (“So this passage. We really need to work on this passage. A lot. This passage is not good yet.”), but with almost every adolescent I taught I had to prove I would give them straight-up criticism before they would parse my praise as anything other than meaningless “the grownups always do this” noise.

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please make characters who are addicted to things and don’t magically get better and show that it’s a painful, long struggle and that relapses will happen please represent addicts in your work because it’s so lonely and scary

don’t ignore this please as an 8-year addict i’m so scared and alone and i need this message to be spread.

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I think you’re cute

cute as in I wanna hear what you sound like while experiencing an orgasm

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Have a great day, friends! 

And yes, that is a minecraft poster on the window above my desk. Students love it.

Have a great day, friends!

And yes, that is a minecraft poster on the window above my desk. Students love it.

5 hours ago #nikis fat face #I'm agender and my pronouns are valid #nonbinary
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Carina Nebula
Rosette Nebula
Heart Nebula
Fairy Pillar Nebula
Orion Nebula
Eagle Nebula
Flame Vista Nebula
Crab Nebula

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man selfies are self-care fuck anyone who says you take too many pics of yourself TAKE ALLLLLL THE PICS OF YOURSELF look at yourself and appreciate yourself and love yourself physically too

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and like “noncon/dubcon” and all these bullshit words for rape and other extremely harmful and abusive acts should simply not exist they should not be labeled under “kinks” they shouldn’t be an option on fanfiction websites they should not exist, perpetuating terms…

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I’m real tired of seeing skinny white kids painted as THE AVERAGE QUEER. Like please show me a curvy Indian agender kid from Brooklyn, a hispanic lesbian and her black girlfriend. A trans demisexual dude from Korea. GIVE ME SOMETHING OTHER THAN LANKY PALE PEOPLE WITH COLORFUL HAIR PLEASE GOD.

I will never stop linking to this article: Black People Make Up Largest Share of LGBT Community

Let’s stop pretending otherwise, OK Media?

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man, fuck the dark knight rises.

i know it’s kind of weird that that’s what this photoset makes me think of, but bear with me.

because pacific rim’s defining philosophy was really, really positive, right? it was all about people coming together and helping each other and overcoming adversity—and it got criticized for that. there’s nothing dark or edgy about that message, and lately all movies seem to want to do is be dark and edgy.

so take the dark knight rises, all about moral ambiguity and tortured heroes and blah blah blah, where bruce wayne supposedly pulls a heroic sacrifice only to resurface in the end, alive and well and banging catwoman in florence.

man, that was real selfless of you, bruce. real inspiring.

i guess my point is that i’m sick of faux depth through contrived grittiness in a story that doesn’t even have the balls to commit to its ultimate sacrifice ploy. and it’s not just tdrk, much as i pick on it—it’s all those cynical white guy movies that throw angst and drama at the audience hoping some of it sticks, but still dance around any serious loss and never really go for it.

people died in pacific rim. that surprised me. i was expecting a fun, feel good movie, and it was—but major characters died. as they should have. an optimistic and hopeful movie recognized that sacrifice and death are part of this kind of thing. that’s more than a lot of franchises can say.

i dunno, i found it refreshing that death in pacrim wasn’t cheap or off limits or gratuitous. by the end, most of the pilots are gone. that made the rest of the film so much more heavy. it gave context to a movie about giant robots fighting monsters! it was fucking realistic!!

pacific rim may not be dark or edgy, but it’s still got more balls than half the franchises that are.

I gotta watch this again. 

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shoutout to the individuals who have so much trouble collecting words to talk to someone. shoutout to the individuals who are scared that the words they put are going to be wrong or come off wrong and spend time typing and retyping. shoutout to those who stare at what they have written for an ungodly amount of minutes hoping that everything comes off as it should.

shoutout for anxiously staring down the send button and sending it anyways. because u did it. and it might seem like its not a big deal to some individuals but it can be really hard to socialize. so im so so proud of you for sticking it through.


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getting called cute by someone cuter than you


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