Stray Tracks
What Have I Done!?
Clefairy: Real talk. When things are getting bad, why do we call it a "sticky" situation? What is it about sticky things that makes it bad, or vice versa?
Clefairy: #showerthoughts.
Kono: Because we all remember that one time we glued our hand to a sword made of glued together beer cans... and we sorely regret it.
Clefairy: ...
Clefairy: I.. I may be the only one who hasn't done this, but I'm not sure.
Kono: For more beer can swords, read Paper Towns by John Green. Best use of drunk teenagers in a young adult novel, if you ask me.
Hermes: Kono, you now made me want to do this
Clefairy: PAPER TOOOOWNS yas i need to read that
Hermes: What have you done?!
Ink Tracks by cryptated
It seems like the characters that are just supposed to be representations of myself have been relegated to the land of vent art, and as such I never do completed pieces of them anymore. Well, I wanted Inky to use as an avatar on the NaNoWriMo sites, so I had to complete a piece with her.

Ink Tracks by cryptated

It seems like the characters that are just supposed to be representations of myself have been relegated to the land of vent art, and as such I never do completed pieces of them anymore. Well, I wanted Inky to use as an avatar on the NaNoWriMo sites, so I had to complete a piece with her.

kisrah:

More old Subeta screenies. Who’s been around long enough to remember the unlockable avatars?

LOL. Whenever I refer friends to Subeta, I tend to end up telling them “I’ve been on this site since before we had human avatars. Subeta used to have a secret avatar system like Neopets and basically every other pet site at the time. Can’t say I was too pleased with human avatars at first, but I got used to it.” I also tend to give them a few basic clothing items, sometimes including a few themed to that specific friends tastes. Having the right wearables makes a big difference in whether human avatars are likable or make a suitable representation of yourself.

That plays into my general opinion of “human avatar” systems for any site, as well. It is really hard to do it well and get it to a point where the variety of hairstyles, clothes, etc. is actually interesting to play with. I have seen a lot of sites do them badly in more recent years, including sites that otherwise have good graphics. It took a few years for Subeta’s human avatars to develop to a point that I no longer considered them eyesores. So props to Subeta for putting the effort into making it work, and as for everyone else… Please, please, please only implement a human avatar system if you have the time and resources to make it good. This is a make or break issue in whether I will play your site at all! I don’t want to be represented by something I can’t stand seeing.

pettyartist:

sleepingwithpiercethemice:

serotonical:

How to break out of a zip-tie- potentially life-saving information

You guys, please share it. You never know when someone is going to need this information.

PLEASE reblog this— zipties are one of the most common ways of binding a person upon kidnapping because they are cheap and hard to break.

Knowing things like this puts you one step closer to freedom if, heaven forbid, you fall into a situation where you need to use this information.

secxndary:

okay so uhhhm, i know most of you will think this is just for attention, well it’s really not, i’m honestly so serious about this guys..
The past few months have been very tough for me & my sister, so we’ve decided to get together and do this for my mum, the texts above are my sister & my mum, my dad not long ago passed away due to severe damage to his lungs, mainly caused from smoking, yet my mum still smokes, and it brings me to tears, honest to god..
all I’m asking for is for you guys to get this to 30,000+ notes, whether that’s by reblogging or liking, it wouldn’t only help me out, it would save my mum from a lot of future problems which would mean the world to me, because she’s my world right now, I love my mum.
if you can help, then thank you. You’re basically saving a life, and making another’s happier, which is lovely, I couldn’t ask for more, I’ve always asked her to stop, and she’s always said no, this is my ONLY chance, and you can help out, please.
~also if you have time, can you please check out my blog & maybe follow.~

secxndary:

okay so uhhhm, i know most of you will think this is just for attention, well it’s really not, i’m honestly so serious about this guys..

The past few months have been very tough for me & my sister, so we’ve decided to get together and do this for my mum, the texts above are my sister & my mum, my dad not long ago passed away due to severe damage to his lungs, mainly caused from smoking, yet my mum still smokes, and it brings me to tears, honest to god..

all I’m asking for is for you guys to get this to 30,000+ notes, whether that’s by reblogging or liking, it wouldn’t only help me out, it would save my mum from a lot of future problems which would mean the world to me, because she’s my world right now, I love my mum.

if you can help, then thank you. You’re basically saving a life, and making another’s happier, which is lovely, I couldn’t ask for more, I’ve always asked her to stop, and she’s always said no, this is my ONLY chance, and you can help out, please.

~also if you have time, can you please check out my blog & maybe follow.~

eroticmirotic:

timemachineyeah:

huntokar:

pardonmewhileipanic:

jackpowerx:

hellhound-gytrash:

letshaveapantsoffdanceoff:

motivationforfitness:

r-dart:

My Dad isn’t a bad person, he’s just… old fashioned.

This is so much the outlook by many men on a woman’s hormonal fluctuation. As if there is no control. No matter what, women cannot have control of their bodies.

Your dad tells the fucking truth. The last thing America needs is a woman in charge.

Sorry ladies, I’m just saying what we’re all thinking. Women are cuntwaffles during their period.

I’m willing to bet that most people who are irritable are so because they’re uncomfortable or in pain - it’s really hard to be level-headed when you’re in gut-tearing amounts of pain.

The hormonal argument is the biggest load of crap - as if males don’t have hormones or don’t have a hormonal cycle. Actually, male hormone cycles are more frequent and less predictable.

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/male-hormonal-cycles-andropause-1009127

I’m not putting this out there to put one sex above the other but rather to point out that “hur hur hormones!!!” is a really ridiculous reason to discredit and entire group of people, especially when we all have hormones and hormonal cycles.

So we shouldn’t allow a woman president because she supposedly loses her shit and becomes hyperaggressive once a month, but we regularly give power to men who lose their shit and become hyperaggressive whenever a woman rejects their advances.

Seems legit.

I’m not trying to be sexist, but let me use this super archaic view on hormones, coupled with sexist slurs meant to oppress women, all in defense of not giving them power

hurr hurr we’re all thinking it tho amirite

EAT. MY. SHIT.

We can’t let women have power because once a month they turn into TOTAL… dudes.

I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again - 

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone. 

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time. 

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office. 

Reblogging hard for that last comment.

arsenic-in-my-catnip:

maxkirin:

Today I had a long talk with one of my followers, they shared with me their story, and I shared mine with them. When everything was said, I felt it was time to pass on a piece of advice I’d been given years before.

Anyone who claims to be your “friend” but doesn’t celebrate your victories, and never misses your failures, is NOT your “friend.”

This goes for all walks of life, but it echoes louder for artists, writers, and musicians. If you have someone who claims to be your “friend” but has done nothing but hinder you, your passion, and your craft— then you have my permission to walk away.

There’s a saying in Mexico…

"I would rather be alone than in bad company."

Stay strong, dear followers. You don’t ‘owe’ anyone your friendship. It doesn’t matter if you have known each other your whole life, or if you just met. You have a limited time on this planet, don’t waste it surrounded by people who hinder your art.

That’s a really good saying

edwardspoonhands:

josephliveshere:

HANK TOO! HOW CAN YOU HATE HANK!
LOOK HE IS HUMPING A METAL DEER TYPE THING

I drove by this spot today and this antelope has been replaced by a giant metal rhino. I may need to hump it.

edwardspoonhands:

josephliveshere:

HANK TOO! HOW CAN YOU HATE HANK!

LOOK HE IS HUMPING A METAL DEER TYPE THING

I drove by this spot today and this antelope has been replaced by a giant metal rhino. I may need to hump it.

mandopony:

fire-blast-pegasus:

im-alex-s:

stellavee:

queenhawke:

folie-a-dookie:

notyourspecies:

Sexism on tumblr. I know your hearts are in the right place but still, this is bad.

this is powerful

it’s because it’s the absolute other way around anywhere else. stop.

No, this needs to be seen. It’s not okay to demean another sex to defend your own. If you wanted to be treated as equal, then you treat others as equals as well. You can’t fight sexism by being sexist. You can’t fight hate by hating. It’s that simple.

i’m sure some feminist will still try to find some way to justify this

 Well, they ain’t gonna be able to deny the truth. Let us watch em choke on it.

The problem is this:

Feminism must fight hate.
Feminism must fight inequality.
Feminism should not blindly fight men.

Substituting one form of bigotry for another solves nothing.

Substituting hate towards women for hate towards men solves nothing.

It doesn’t matter who you think “deserves it”.

No one deserves it.

Are we against a gender? Or are we against blind hatred?

I am against hate of all kinds, regardless of who is being targeted.

Anyone have tips for coping with people who try to convince you that sexism doesn’t exist?

aereflow:

straytracks:

aereflow:

straytracks:

My mother is this way, and doesn’t get why it bothers me. It basically comes down to her supporting sexist beliefs by euphemistically calling them “traditional values.” She thinks the word ‘sexist’ is a load of lies told for the purpose of getting us to ‘ruin our families/relationships.’ So basically she’s a conspiracy theorist on top of it all.

I am stuck living with her for the moment, so even knowing I need to be miles and miles away from her, it just isn’t an immediate option. How do I stomach her without completely losing my mind in the meantime?

I have no idea how you’re supposed to deal with it. My brother is all the time saying things like “Women shouldn’t be allowed to do that” or dress that way or whatever.

To be honest, I just look forward to the time when I can move out and not have to deal with having stuff like that crammed down my throat all the time. Probably not the best advice, but it generally works for me (Most of the time, anyway).

Yeah. The problem is my mom knows I disagree and that’s why she’s saying half of it. She also won’t quit reiterating that she thinks life will change me and I will see things this way someday. Neither will her boyfriend. It has become Let’s Talk Down to Stray week over here and when I break down crying my mother just calls me oversensitive, how dare I have feelings.

(I tried to explain to her after a different, not sexism-related case of her screaming at me how insensitive it is to hurt someone and then call them oversensitive, but she got really really mad, screamed at me more, and now I basically know for certain that things will never be better with my mom because she thinks she has the right to hurt someone whenever it tickles her fancy and then be totally unapologetic about it.)

I feel alone and worthless and I’m really tired of all the belittling stuff they think they have the inherent right to say to me. I want to seal them both out of my personal world and refuse to have any personal discussion with them, no opinions and emotions because they’ve made it very clear they only intend to hurt me if they know those things. It sounds like a solution, just keeping my distance emotionally/mentally, until I remember that they also tend to pressure me for answers about stuff and then put words in my mouth when I refuse, which naturally infuriates me because lying about me is not cool. But then, I usually just tell the truth and even then my mother will tell someone else that I said something totally different and if I correct her she will then fight with me because she obviously knows what I said or thought better than I do.

It just seems like this whole surviving until I can escape thing has been really hard lately.

Wow, that really sucks. I mean, I know you’ve told me about your mom and similar stuff before, but it doesn’t seem like it’s ever been quite this bad? What you’re describing here is pretty fucking ridiculous, nobody should have to deal with that shit at home, from their parents.

I wish I could offer for you to come stay here, but somehow I feel like that wouldn’t fly with my brother, and the apartment for me over the garage idea he has has not come into existence yet.

I know what you mean about the surviving until you can escape thing being hard, though. I’ve been there, even if my situation wasn’t really as bad as yours.

I don’t know, hun. Everyone has problems with their family on some level, nothing is perfect. Everyone is going to be faced with people who think their beliefs are stupid and people who lie about them (and to them). I’m just frustrated that I got all of those things in one package with my mother.