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Oct 19 '14
John Finnemore, Stephanie Cole - JFSP meets CP

unionjackpillow:

A very short JFSP meets CP clip. To be precise, JFSP S2E4 meets Gdansk. Listening to both shows I couldn’t resist combining them.

Oct 19 '14

how to sleep through the night (sort of)

ifihavethespoons:

  1. take pills.
  2. lay down with lights low, read until pills kick in.
  3. put book away and turn off light.
  4. suffer in silent pain tossing and turning
  5. change position again and again
  6. check clock and change position again
  7. pain gets too distracting to try to sleep, give up
  8. turn on light, read.
  9. pain gets too distracting to read, watch netflix instead
  10. wake up in pain and confused; somehow it’s morning.
Oct 18 '14

jumpingjacktrash:

wetmattos:

pokemoneggs:

THIS IS HOW THE BRITISH PRESS RESPONDS TO THE KILLINGS OF DISABLED CHILDREN. All of these extracts were taken from UK news websites. the final tweet is in response to a now-deleted tweet from politician Sandy Kaylan, who praised a mother for ‘euthanising’ her infant children

tania Clarence, 43, admitted to smothering three of her children, all of whom suffered from physical disabilities. Regardless of the circumstances that led to their tragic deaths, these methods of reporting are unethical and go against the British editors code of practice - which states that, once proceedings are active, the press cannot publish any material that could create substantial risk of prejudice in court. The language used in these articles (“tragic mum”, “the unbearable burden of care”, putting the word murder in scare quotes, etc) does exactly that. Reading these articles, it is clear who we are meant to “side” with.

that these rules on court proceedings are apparently not applicable to cases involving the killing of disabled children shows how little the British press (and by extension, the public) cares about the welfare of disabled people in this country. Calling these children burdens and implying they deserved to die reinforces ableism and makes the world a more dangerous place for disabled people. Yet the press does not count it as encouraging prejudice. maybe it’s because we believe the unlawful killing of disabled infants does not “count” as a real crime

This is abhorrent.

this is why i say ableism is a worse problem right now than homophobia. not just my personal experience of being both disabled and queer, and getting more shit for the former.

when a queer person is murdered, they don’t put the word murder in sarcasm quotes.

Oct 18 '14
"You’ve got a hypothetical wife and she’s not lovely? That is the most Scottish thing I have ever heard!"
John Finnemore (as the Prime Minister’s bodyguard)

(Source: iwanttotieyourshoe)

Oct 9 '14

OH MY GOD THERE’S ONE OF THOSE AWFUL ABLEIST “INSPIRATIONAL” STORIES ABOUT AN AUTISTIC KID AND THEIR PET CIRCULATING ON TUMBLR

AND THE GIRL

THE AUTISTIC KID

Y’KNOW THE ONE BEING EXPLOITED

(am I making it clear enough that I think the way those stories are presented is gross?)

ANYWAY SHE’S FROM MY HOMETOWN

MY LITTLE MIDDLE-ENGLISH TOWN

FUCK

Oct 8 '14

Remember when I started writing “Douglas’s daughter’s adventures at boarding school”? And then stopped writing altogether?

I was just looking over it again, and came across this little scene:

“So you have Martin, soaked to the skin, absolutely covered in… what grass turns into inside a goose, the left arm falling off his uniform, carrying what used to be a sheep, trying to shepherd these geese through an airport security gate.” Douglas’s eyes shone with fun as he related his anecdote.

“I don’t believe it,” Isobel giggled. “I think you’ve made Martin up and really you fly with someone really boring called Nigel.”

“Ah, now I did fly with a Nigel once…”

“Stop it.”

Douglas threw her his beaming smile again. “It could only happen to Martin, but it did happen.”

Isobel crossed her arms and leant back in her chair, challenging him. “I will only believe it when I meet him and he slips on a banana skin.”

“What if a piano fell on his head, seemingly from nowhere?”

“That would work. Also an anvil would be acceptable.”

“I shall endeavour to arrange it.”

….which I thought someone might enjoy.

Oct 8 '14

(Source: bbcone)

Oct 3 '14
not-entirely-unlike-tea:

kazucake12:

not-entirely-unlike-tea:

Douglas Adams on how to make tea 

I really wanna know what the * is

The original note reads: 
"*This is socially incorrect. The socially correct way of pouring tea is to put the milk in after the tea. Social correctness has traditionally had nothing whatever to do with reason, logic or physics. In fact, in England it is generally considered socially incorrect to know stuff or think about things. It’s worth bearing this in mind when visiting. "
Anyhow, it appears to be a debated subject, as mentioned in this article :-)

not-entirely-unlike-tea:

kazucake12:

not-entirely-unlike-tea:

Douglas Adams on how to make tea 

I really wanna know what the * is

The original note reads: 

"*This is socially incorrect. The socially correct way of pouring tea is to put the milk in after the tea. Social correctness has traditionally had nothing whatever to do with reason, logic or physics. In fact, in England it is generally considered socially incorrect to know stuff or think about things. It’s worth bearing this in mind when visiting. "

Anyhow, it appears to be a debated subject, as mentioned in this article :-)

Oct 3 '14

"I will not carry a gun, Frank. When I got into this war I had a very clear understanding with the Pentagon: no guns."

(Source: the-4077th)

Oct 2 '14

Confession

I feel I need to make new friends.

Friends more my age, more grown up, maybe… better adjusted?

In addition to my current wonderful bunch of friends, obviously

But I’m scared that better-adjusted people… wouldn’t want or be able to deal with me.

Oct 2 '14

piratequeenintraining:

College students only have 2 levels of stress:

1) I don’t give a fuck

2) OH MY GOD IF I CAN’T DO THIS MY LIFE IS OVER I’M GONNA HAVE TO WORK AT MCDONALDS

There is no in between.

But it’s all good because you graduate and end up working at McDonalds anyway

with a bunch of kids you went to school with and are in a better position than you because THEY don’t have tens of thousands of pounds in debts.

Oct 2 '14
Oct 2 '14
  • ableds: taking care of your health is more important than your grades!
  • ableds, two seconds later: why is your academic achievement so poor. Why arent you working harder
  • Me: *lauGHS UNTIL I CHOKE*
Sep 30 '14

Okayso I was in our local independent bookshop earlier and they had this little display of comic books by a local-ish author/artist (are you an author or an artist if you do comic books? both surely, but which should one say? I know nothing)

So I picked up this book and flicked through it a little and bought it

And I brought it home and I just read it and I cried a little

The book is called Like A Shark In A Swimming Pool and is available to buy here for the low price of £6 (plus shipping of some amount I expect)

and it’s by one Verity Hall, verity-h on here.

It is the incredibly relatable story of a 15-year-old girl who is forcibly outed as “not straight” when she’s only just working out what her sexuality might be. The art style is lovely and appropriately bleak in places and this book is going right on my top shelf of “Books What Are Important”.

Buy it if you get the opportunity? Buy it for all your nieces nephews sons daughters cousins godkids family friends, gay or otherwise, to remind them that other kids are human, and their actions have lasting impacts, and also, y’know, comic books are awesome. It is never the wrong time to encourage the reading of comic books.

Okay I’ve said my piece.

Sep 28 '14

the-uterus:

One reason why I love David Mitchell (x)