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Oh dear.
Jul 22 '14

iwanttotieyourshoe:

Slightly off …

I thought it said “Auction Children”

Jul 21 '14
Look what came in the post today…

Look what came in the post today…

Jul 20 '14

ocdestroyed:

grungeisde4d:

this is really selfish but

why can’t mental illness be like any other kind of sickness where you go to hospital and your loved ones come and give you flowers and tell you that they love you and hold your hand and make sure you get better

why doesn’t that happen instead of awkward silences and embarrassing tears and messy bedsheets and a bunch of other stuff no one actually talks about

w h y

I can’t find a single selfish thing in that.

Yes

It’s not selfish, just inaccurate.

I’ve been ill since I was fifteen and not once has anyone brought me flowers or sent me a card.

My personal experience has actually been that help is much easier to access for my mental health problems, because people believe I might have those. Physical illness? Nope, I probably just think I’m ill because of those mental health problems I’ve got.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting more support, or feeling that your situation and the situations of others like you are treated really shittily by those around you

but it’s the same for those of us who have physical illnesses too.

People need to be more compassionate and supportive all round.

(Source: l1berum)

Jul 20 '14
"

They don’t fuck you up, your mum and dad
(Despite what Larkin says)
It’s other grown-ups, other kids
Who, in their various ways

Die. And their dying casts a shadow
Numbering all our days
And we try to keep from going mad
In multifarious ways.

And most of us succeed, thank god,
So if, to coin a phrase
You’re fucked up, don’t blame your mum and dad
(Despite what Larkin says).

"
This be Another Verse, Roger McGough.
Jul 19 '14
give-em-hell-holly:

Presented without explanation.

give-em-hell-holly:

Presented without explanation.

Jul 19 '14

professionaldaydreamer2:

c4bl3fl4m3:

theshriekingsisterhood:

Things I’d like to see more of in media

characters wearing medical alert bracelets

characters taking medication with their meals

characters mentioning that they have a therapy appointment

characters with reminders to eat in their phones/calendars/planners

characters using stim toys

characters asking if an event is accessible

characters using noise cancelling headphones

characters who are disabled all the time, not just when the plot “calls for it”

characters who are disabled all the time, not just when the plot “calls for it”

WORD FUCKING WORD WORD.

I have, in the past year or so, stopped hiding my psychotherapy and psychiatrist appointments from the world. If for some reason in conversation I have to bring up that I have one of those appointments at a particular time (I see a therapist 3 times a week, currently, so they do interfere with my days), instead of being “discreet” (read: closeted, passing) and saying simply “I have an appointment”, I say straight up “I have to see my therapist then” or “I have a psychiatrist appointment.”

No more closets, no more ablewashing, no more passing. The way we remove stigma is to not act like there’s anything wrong with who we are, what we’re doing… in short, it’s not to perpetuate it ourselves. If there’s nothing wrong with it, why are we acting like there’s something wrong with it? Because the other person might think there’s something wrong with it? Do you know how you convince them there isn’t? YOU ACT LIKE IT’S NO BIG FUCKING DEAL. And they SEE you acting that way. And go “oh, if she can talk about her psych appts so cavalier, I guess it’s not that big of a deal.” Or “oh, she’s cool, I didn’t know she had a therapist. Huh. I guess cool people have therapists too. Maybe it’s nothing to be ashamed of.”

Wow, no, the second poster needs to back the fuck up.

To be clear: I am 100% in love with the ORIGINAL post about representation.

But applying that to real-life people instead of fictional characters? Criticizing people for trying to pass, when people can AND DO lose their jobs and countless other opportunities because of ableism and discrimination? When it opens people up to harassment and scrutiny that may put their mental and/or physical health at risk?

I’m really glad that being open helped this person, but as much as i wish it always had the same effect, that is NOT always the case. Do not ever fucking criticize someone for trying to pass as abled, saying they’re “reinforcing the stigma.” That is the grossest sort of victim blaming. Disabled people don’t create stigma. We try to survive it.
Signed, a visibly disabled person who will defend those who wanna “pass” to the fucking grave

Jul 18 '14
shappeybunny:

shappeybunny:

shappeybunny:

John Finnemore makes an all-too brief cameo appearance as “Fruitcake Croupier” in Mitchell And Webb’s Casino Royale sketch. 
Three things I noticed:
1, This looks like the kind of thing Arthur Shappey might wear if MJN were the official charter airline for Heaven. The metaphysical dimension, not the gay nightclub. Although…
2, Just after John says his line, David Mitchell looks as though he is heroically struggling not to laugh. 
3, Two seconds in, we pan past the arse of one of the croupiers and I couldn’t help trying to work out: is that Finnemore, or the other bloke? It certainly looks like it could be his arse. I think the other bloke has hairier arms. I freeze-framed it a couple of times. I watched it in slo-mo a couple more. And then I realised what I was doing and… came here to ask other people what they thought. Never mind Guess The Weight of the Fruitcake, let’s play Guess The Arse of the Croupier! Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? 

@wingcommanderarthurshappey said: //I think that’s John’s bum! Also, don’t those elbows look a bit like HIS elbows?

shappeybunny replied: I thought so! And then I thought, “That is not something I should be able to tell”. John Finnemore’s arse from his elbows. But yes, I totally think that’s him. Oh, dear. 


gravitycanfly said: I laughed out loud and slapped my knee like a panto character at the idea of you scrutinising the arse for signs of John-ness.

shappeybunny replied: 
:D 
But once you’ve seen the clip, you can’t not think about it, right? Perhaps someone could tweet Mr F the link and ask him if that is indeed his arse? Not me, though! It’s bad enough posting about it on here. I did resist posting a screengrab of said arse, though. Which obviously makes the whole thing much less weird.


I’m pretty distracted by the Sarah Hadland in that sketch ‘n’ all.
That was just stellar

shappeybunny:

shappeybunny:

shappeybunny:

John Finnemore makes an all-too brief cameo appearance as “Fruitcake Croupier” in Mitchell And Webb’s Casino Royale sketch. 

Three things I noticed:

1, This looks like the kind of thing Arthur Shappey might wear if MJN were the official charter airline for Heaven. The metaphysical dimension, not the gay nightclub. Although

2, Just after John says his line, David Mitchell looks as though he is heroically struggling not to laugh. 

3, Two seconds in, we pan past the arse of one of the croupiers and I couldn’t help trying to work out: is that Finnemore, or the other bloke? It certainly looks like it could be his arse. I think the other bloke has hairier arms. I freeze-framed it a couple of times. I watched it in slo-mo a couple more. And then I realised what I was doing and… came here to ask other people what they thought. Never mind Guess The Weight of the Fruitcake, let’s play Guess The Arse of the Croupier! Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? 

@wingcommanderarthurshappey said: //I think that’s John’s bum! Also, don’t those elbows look a bit like HIS elbows?

shappeybunny replied: I thought so! And then I thought, “That is not something I should be able to tell”. John Finnemore’s arse from his elbows. But yes, I totally think that’s him. Oh, dear. 

gravitycanfly said: I laughed out loud and slapped my knee like a panto character at the idea of you scrutinising the arse for signs of John-ness.

shappeybunny replied: 

:D 

But once you’ve seen the clip, you can’t not think about it, right? Perhaps someone could tweet Mr F the link and ask him if that is indeed his arse? Not me, though! It’s bad enough posting about it on here. I did resist posting a screengrab of said arse, though. Which obviously makes the whole thing much less weird.

I’m pretty distracted by the Sarah Hadland in that sketch ‘n’ all.

That was just stellar

Jul 17 '14

johnfinnemoressouvenirprogramme:

Tonight was another try out! So far there’s one autograph.

Rainbow Rowell is an author

and also WOW Rainbow Rowell is a fan of British comedy??

Jul 17 '14
chrissignore:

Duck Floof.
Because WHY NOT? :D

chrissignore:

Duck Floof.

Because WHY NOT? :D

Jul 17 '14

lennydonttouchthat:

The abuse of disabled children is generally not looked on as ‘abuse’ but as ‘desperate parents.’

This includes the social workers who could revoke custody rights, the judges who give light sentences and the prosecutors who don’t push as hard as they can.

The abuse and even murder of disabled children is government-sanctioned.

Jul 17 '14
Jul 14 '14

stoneroses84:

spoonie-living:

Similar in form to Emergen-C, Nuun Active Hydration drink tablets are great for anyone looking to increase their salt intake (shout-out to my POTSie readers!). I ran into a discussion about this product on a neat new Facebook group called *Positive only* POTS Support group :), and as a POTSie myself, I decided to check it out.

For those of you sick of downing bottle after bottle of sugary Powerade or Gatorade and watching your tongue turn blue (or green, or pink), this is a great alternative with no sugar. It still contains all the nutrients you’re looking for, and in significantly higher quantities. Since it’s in little tubes (rather than big tubs of powder) it’s a lot easier to carry around when you’re on the go. And finally, it tastes just fine—maybe like a watered-down Emergen-C. Rather than a big bottle of sugar, it’s more like flavored water.

Let’s do a quick breakdown of a standard 500ml/16oz-ish serving:

Gatorade (17 oz @ 93¢ when purchased as powder in 8-quart bulk

Calories: 120

Sodium: 230mg

Potassium: 65mg

Sugars: 29g

Powerade (16 oz @ 55¢ when purchased as powder in 7.5-gallon bulk)

Calories: 100

Sodium: 200mg

Potassium: 70mg

Sugars: 14g

Nuun (1 full tablet=16oz @ 37¢)

Calories: <8

Sodium: 360mg

Potassium: 100mg

Sugars: 0g

Magnesium: 25mg

Calcium: 12.5mg

Vitamin C: 12.5mg

Vitamin B2: 500mcg

Comparison shopping accomplished, with Nuun as the winner! It’s cheaper and has more of what you’re looking for, so definitely check it out.

Spreading the word for potsies! Great for in your handbag, especially if you live in a country where the “add to water sachets” aren’t widely available.

Jul 12 '14

thwndryrstrng:

why’s everyone complaining about the world ending? There’s no point in acting surprised about it. All the planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at your local planning department in Alpha Centauri for 50 of your Earth years, so you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaint and it’s far too late to start making a fuss about it now

(Source: xbox420)

Jul 12 '14
I curled my hair.
I have a for&#8217;ed curl.
When she&#8217;s good she&#8217;s very very good
and when she&#8217;s bad&#8230;
ohno.

I curled my hair.

I have a for’ed curl.

When she’s good she’s very very good

and when she’s bad…

ohno.

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Jul 12 '14

(Source: linuxscouser)