nowheretaylor:

this show is a gift

"

My mother once told me that trauma is like Lord of the Rings. You go through this crazy, life-altering thing that almost kills you (like say having to drop the one ring into Mount Doom), and that thing by definition cannot possibly be understood by someone who hasn’t gone through it. They can sympathize sure, but they’ll never really know, and more than likely they’ll expect you to move on from the thing fairly quickly. And they can’t be blamed, people are just like that, but that’s not how it works.

Some lucky people are like Sam. They can go straight home, get married, have a whole bunch of curly headed Hobbit babies and pick up their gardening right where they left off, content to forget the whole thing and live out their days in peace. Lots of people however, are like Frodo, and they don’t come home the same person they were when they left, and everything is more horrible and more hard then it ever was before. The old wounds sting and the ghost of the weight of the one ring still weighs heavy on their minds, and they don’t fit in at home anymore, so they get on boats go sailing away to the Undying West to look for the sort of peace that can only come from within. Frodos can’t cope, and most of us are Frodos when we start out.

But if we move past the urge to hide or lash out, my mother always told me, we can become Pippin and Merry. They never ignored what had happened to them, but they were malleable and receptive to change. They became civic leaders and great storytellers; they we able to turn all that fear and anger and grief into narratives that others could delight in and learn from, and they used the skills they had learned in battle to protect their homeland. They were fortified by what had happened to them, they wore it like armor and used it to their advantage.

It is our trauma that turns us into guardians, my mother told me, it is suffering that strengthens our skin and softens our hearts, and if we learn to live with the ghosts of what had been done to us, we just may be able to save others from the same fate.

"

S.T.Gibson (via ratatoskidile)
  • 1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
  • Open.
  • 2: Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
  • Yeppp.
  • 3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
  • Out.
  • 4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
  • Yes.
  • 5: Do you like to use post-it notes?
  • No.
  • 6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
  • No.
  • 7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
  • Bees.
  • 8: Do you have freckles?
  • No.
  • 9: Do you always smile for pictures?
  • Nope.
  • 10: What is your biggest pet peeve?
  • Loud drunks.
  • 11: Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
  • Sometimes.
  • 12: Have you ever peed in the woods?
  • Yep
  • 13: What about pooped in the woods?
  • Nope
  • 14: Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
  • Yep
  • 15: Do you chew your pens and pencils?
  • Yep
  • 16: How many people have you slept with this week?
  • 0.
  • 17: What size is your bed?
  • Full
  • 18: What is your Song of the week?
  • Something Bad
  • 19: Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
  • Of course.
  • 20: Do you still watch cartoons?
  • Yes.
  • 21: Whats your least favorite movie?
  • I have no clue.
  • 22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
  • Some country in Europe.
  • 23: What do you drink with dinner?
  • Water.
  • 24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
  • Ranch.
  • 25: What is your favorite food?
  • Chinese.
  • 26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
  • American History X, Cloud Atlas
  • 27: Last person you kissed/kissed you?
  • Trey.
  • 28: Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
  • No.
  • 29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
  • No.
  • 30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
  • Like a week ago.
  • 31: Can you change the oil on a car?
  • No.
  • 32: Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
  • No.
  • 33: Ever ran out of gas?
  • No but I've gotten close.
  • 34: Favorite kind of sandwich?
  • Caprese.
  • 35: Best thing to eat for breakfast?
  • Huevos Rancheros ❤️
  • 36: What is your usual bedtime?
  • Like midnight or one.
  • 37: Are you lazy?
  • Yeah.
  • 38: When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
  • Witch. Always.
  • 39: What is your Chinese astrological sign?
  • Rooster.
  • 40: How many languages can you speak?
  • 2, with some Korean.
  • 41: Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
  • Yep, the Economist.
  • 42: Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
  • Legos.
  • 43: Are you stubborn?
  • Yes.
  • 44: Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
  • Leno.
  • 45: Ever watch soap operas?
  • No.
  • 46: Are you afraid of heights?
  • Yes
  • 47: Do you sing in the car?
  • Yes
  • 48: Do you sing in the shower?
  • Yes
  • 49: Do you dance in the car?
  • Yes
  • 50: Ever used a gun?
  • No
  • 51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
  • A year ago?
  • 52: Do you think musicals are cheesy?
  • No
  • 53: Is Christmas stressful?
  • No
  • 54: Ever eat a pierogi?
  • No
  • 55: Favorite type of fruit pie?
  • Wild berry
  • 56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
  • Marine biologist, writer
  • 57: Do you believe in ghosts?
  • Yes
  • 58: Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
  • Yes
  • 59: Take a vitamin daily?
  • No
  • 60: Wear slippers?
  • Yes
  • 61: Wear a bath robe?
  • No
  • 62: What do you wear to bed?
  • Sweats
  • 63: First concert?
  • Katchafire
  • 64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
  • Target
  • 65: Nike or Adidas?
  • Nike
  • 66: Cheetos Or Fritos?
  • Cheetos
  • 67: Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
  • Sunflower seeds
  • 68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
  • No
  • 69: Ever take dance lessons?
  • Yes
  • 70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
  • Journalist
  • 71: Can you curl your tongue?
  • No
  • 72: Ever won a spelling bee?
  • No
  • 73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
  • No
  • 74: Own any record albums?
  • No
  • 75: Own a record player?
  • No
  • 76: Regularly burn incense?
  • No
  • 77: Ever been in love?
  • Yes
  • 78: Who would you like to see in concert?
  • Right now? Zac Brown
  • 79: What was the last concert you saw?
  • Whatever show I worked last... So it was a Beatles tribute band
  • 80: Hot tea or cold tea?
  • Depends
  • 81: Tea or coffee?
  • Coffee
  • 82: Sugar or snickerdoodles?
  • Snickedoodles
  • 83: Can you swim well?
  • Yes
  • 84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
  • Yes
  • 85: Are you patient?
  • No
  • 86: DJ or band, at a wedding?
  • Band
  • 87: Ever won a contest?
  • Yes
  • 88: Ever have plastic surgery?
  • No
  • 89: Which are better black or green olives?
  • Black
  • 90: Can you knit or crochet?
  • No
  • 91: Best room for a fireplace?
  • Living room
  • 92: Do you want to get married?
  • No
  • 93: If married, how long have you been married?
  • No
  • 94: Who was your HS crush?
  • Nick, lol
  • 95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
  • No
  • 96: Do you have kids?
  • No
  • 97: Do you want kids?
  • Yes
  • 98: Whats your favorite color?
  • Red
  • 99: Do you miss anyone right now?
  • Yes

And just like that, it’s over. Oh well.

aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.

PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

  • People: drink water! Here's some tea! Want a banana?! They really help with cramps!!!
  • Me: shut the fuck up and get me a morphine drip

"So, do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More Compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide"

Meredith Grey   (via didyoueatallthisacid)

feminishblog:

Don’t ask yourself, “Is this normal?” Instead, ask yourself:

Is this healthy?

Is this good for me?

anachronica:

Shout out to my home girls who don’t fuck with girl hate