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moopdrea:

HEY GUYS!

I’m low on cash, so gUESSS WHO I”M GONNA SELL!!

That’s right it’s my leatherback costume! I’ll be selling him at fanime 2014 at the artist’s alley though since he’s too big to ship! but I’d like to know if anyone actually wants to purchase the big lug before I decide on bringing him so I’m posting him here.

he’s $750 USD, all handmade and sewn by me. moslty made of foam, antipill fleece,and polyfill. he’s got a paper mache/bike helmet head attachment that hooks up to the back so there’s less pressure on your head. arms are crutches so you have something to lean on! if you want other details please let me know okay! if anyone wants to buy I’ll bring him along to fanime with me and we can discuss payment.

also signal boost if you can!

thanks everyone! :0

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This is a warning to all in the Alberta, Canada region. This is a warning and a plea for understanding.
Please be cautious reading if you are triggered by the mentions of rape or sexual abuse.


Before I begin my story and warning here is something to keep in mind.
Holding silence of this magnitude for so long is the worst thing you could wish on another person.
Everyone tells you that there are side effects- that there’s trauma, but what media and most sources forget to include is detail of the magnitude..
Maybe some of you know. Maybe some of you don’t, but even if you haven’t experienced sexual abuse there’s always an embedded fear in most women’s minds.
I’m hoping that here on tumblr I can shine through the silence for the first time in my life, without fear, because the last few years have been full of threats and fear over what happened.
The nightmares and depression I’ve had from holding this in, and everything I feel now, the misery and pain while this girl lives her life without regret, without a care in the world- it’s finally coming out.

This girl is named Sarah Shillington [x], she lives in Spruce Grove, Alberta. She goes to a lot of conventions Canada-wide and possibly some in the USA. She’s part of a popular cosplay group in Canada, [x], and she lives a decently happy life, with loving parents and friends, (one pictured with her in above cosplay photo.) who are willing to go to extreme lengths to stop her from receiving any consequences of her actions.

I was raped, sexually harassed, harassed, degraded, and continually sexually assaulted by this girl less than few years ago.
Most people who hear this deny it because ‘it hasn’t happened to them’ or because she’s a female, and they don’t see any harm she can do because of that fact.

I come here knowing that I’m in a decent and just community, and that most of you respect a victims right to speak out, and even now I’m creating an entirely new account to share my story out of fear of her friends, but I know that I’m in the safest place I can be to post this, and to know people will not shame me, as several of her friends, my friends, and adults have done when I tried to talk about this.

I know I’m not the only one she’s harassed, and made uncomfortable, and I know for a fact I’m not the only one she’s abused.
After being hurt I talked to her exes, and even her longest friends, and I discovered that there were quite a few people who opened up after hearing my own story.

Her best friend, the girl in the picture above, is known to be a strong defender, admitting that Sarah is a rapist, but continuing to tell people who claim they were hurt that they’re bullying her by calling her a rapist. She is also in the cosplay group, and stands firm, snapping on anyone who tries to speak out and degrading them, and harassing them.

This girl is highly dangerous, not just to her partners, but to her friends. She doesn’t have any concept of no, or personal space, and has been known to get aggressive when fought off.
She is over legal age and she is fully capable of making decisions.
She’s sent apology letters to some of her exes when confronted with what she did.. That has a lot of nerve, in itself.
An apology can’t make up for severe trauma, repeated over time, an apology is meaningless when the offender continues the crime after sending the apology without learning any lessons.

This girl has gotten away with several assaults on other women so please, please signal boost this.
Especially if you have followers or are from Canada.

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policymic:

Never be confused about tipping again

The tipping struggle may become a little bit easier, thanks to this former waiter who pounded the pavement to analyze who expects to be tipped and by how much. This simple chart should help you in your tipping decisions, even if you’re wondering whether your doorman expects a little more than a box of your grandmother’s cookies.

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prostheticknowledge:

Creepface

Online image search tool and Chrome extension that claims to locate US sex offenders in it’s database with facial recognition analysis:

This Free online safety tool uses Facial Recognition to scan photos of Potential Dates, Coaches, Teachers and more… Check them all with CreepFace instantly!

Just Right Click and Select “Scan with CreepFace” to check any online photo against 475,000 Registered Sex Offenders in the U.S.

Facial Recognition powered by FacialNetwork.com

The Creepface online search engine can be found here

REBLOOOG

reblooogggggg!!!!!

Keep all the girls safe!
And stay safe girlies.

Reblog constantly!

again, i can see this being extremely useful for sex workers who perform irl sexual labour in a one on one setting

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This needs to be in the next movie please

pawshapedheart:

This needs to be in the next movie please

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21 Tips to Keep Your Shit Together When You’re Depressed.


A while ago, I penned a fairly angry response to something circulating on the internet – the 21 Habits of Happy People. It pissed me off beyond belief, that there was an inference that if you weren’t Happy, you simply weren’t doing the right things.

I’ve had depression for as long as I can remember. It’s manifested in different ways. I did therapy. I did prozac. I did more therapy. My baseline is melancholic. I’d just made peace with it when I moved, unintentionally, to a place that had markedly less sunshine in the winter. I got seasonal depression. I got that under control. Then I got really, really sick. Turns out it’s a permanent, painful genetic disorder. My last pain-free day was four years ago.

So, this Cult of Happy article just set me off. Just… anger. Rage. Depression is serious – debilitating, often dangerous, and it’s got an enormous stigma. It leaves people to fend for themselves.

It’s bad enough without people ramming Happy Tips at you through facebook. There is no miracle behaviour change that will flip that switch for you. I know, I’ve tried.

A friend of mine suggested that I write something from my point of view because, surprisingly, I manage to give an outwards impression of having my shit together. I was shocked to hear this. And I find this comical, but I see her point. I’m functioning. I’ve adapted. I’m surprisingly okay. I think the medical term is “resilient”.

So, here it is.

My 21 Tips on Keeping Your Shit Together During Depression

1) Know that you’re not alone. Know that we are a silent legion, who, every day face the solipsism and judgement of Happy People Who Think We Just Aren’t Trying. There are people who are depressed, people who have been depressed, and people who just haven’t been hit with it yet.

2) Understand that the Happy People are usually acting out of some genuine (albeit misguided) concern for you, that it’s coming from a good place, even if the advice feels like you’re being blamed for your disease. Telling you these things makes them feel better, even if it makes you feel like shit. (If they insist on keeping it up, see #12.)

3) Enlist the help of a professional. See your doctor. You need to talk about the ugly shit, and there are people paid to listen and help you find your way to the light at the end of the tunnel.

4) Understand that antidepressants will only do so much. They’re useful, they’ll level you out and give you the time you need to figure out your own path to getting well. They can be helpful. There are lots to choose from. They may not be for you, and even if they are, they take some time to kick in. Conversely, they may not be for you. Work with your doctor.

5) Pick up a paintbrush, a pencil, an activity you got joy from in the past and re-explore that. Or, sign up for the thing you always wanted to try. There is a long history and link between depression and creativity. It’s a bright light of this condition, so utilize it to your best advantage.

6) Eat nutritionally sound, regular small meals. If you’re having trouble eating, try to focus on what you’d like to eat. I went through a whole six week episode of tomatoes and cream cheese on a bagel twice a day. Not great, but it was something – helpful context, I’m a recovered anorexic. Conversely, if all you want to do is scarf down crap, try to off-ramp it by downing a V-8 and doing #9 for 15 minutes, and see how you feel. Chucking your blood sugar all over hell’s half acre is going to make you feel worse.

7) While you’re doing #3, get some bloodwork done. If you’re low on iron or vitamin D, or if your hormone levels are doing the Macarena… these can all contribute to zapping your energy or switching your mood to Bleak As Hell.

8) If you’re in bed and the “insomnia hamsters”, as I like to call them, are on the wheel of your head, watch Nightly Business News on PBS. This has the effect of Nyquil. Swap out your coffee for herbal tea. If you just cannot sleep, try the next tip….

9) Learn how to meditate. Start by focusing on your breathing. Not sleep, not thoughts. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Meditation is focusing on being present in your body, not careening around in your brain. It may not be as good as sleep but it will give you some rest and recharge you.

10) Face a window as often as you can – at work, at home. Look out into the world. Watch. Observe. Try to find something you find pretty or interesting to focus on. And, handily remember that one in five of those people out there feel the way you do.

11) Cry. Better out than in. Sometimes it’s not convenient or career-enhancing to cry, so find a private place as best you can and let the tears go. Carry Kleenex and face wipes and extra concealer if you wear makeup. You can always claim allergies.

12) Any “friend” who resolutely believes that your depression is because you’re lazy, because you’re not trying hard enough, who blames you for not bootstrapping out of it- that friend needs to be cut off. Polite (#2) is one thing, but there is a limit. You don’t have to explain, you can just not respond. You feel badly enough, you don’t need their “assistance”.

13) Limit your time with people who drain you. You know who they are. Often you don’t have a choice- but you can put the meter on. And, subsequently, be aware of what you’re asking of those close to you.

14) Everyone has shit they’ve got to deal with. What you have been saddled with is your shit. Recognize, just as you’re not alone, you’re also not unique. The grass may look greener, you may be jealous or envious of others who don’t have to deal with depression, but you likely do not know everything that’s going on with them.

15) Let go or be dragged. This is an old Buddhist saying. It’s a very useful way to frame aspects of depression. Betrayal, anger, fear… letting go is a process – often a painful and difficult process - but it’s ultimately going to show you the path out of this terrible place. Repeating the mantra can help when you’re feeling gripped by these feelings.

16) Wear clothes that make you feel confident. It takes as much time to put on nice clothes as it does to put on sweatpants. You will want to wear the sweatpants. Fight the urge. The whole “look good/feel better” campaign isn’t limited to cancer and chemotherapy. Or women.

17) Avoid fictional drama and tragedy like the plague. No Grey’s Anatomy, no to The Notebook, or anything that won a Pulitzer prize. You’ve got enough going on In Real Life. Comedy only. Or trashy stuff. Old episodes of WonderWoman? I’ve got the box set. Mindless drivel, like the latest CGI blockbuster. Or clever, funny books. David Sedaris. Jenny Lawson. Fiction exists to elicit emotion, and the emotion you need to express most right now is laughter.

18) Simple exercise, if you can. It can be something as simple as taking the stairs up a flight, or walking around the block. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, it doesn’t have to involve climbing a mountain or running a marathon. Baby steps.

19) Depression will lie to you. Depression will try to tell you what others are thinking. That you are unloved and unworthy, that others think little of you or don’t care – or even wish you harm. You are not a psychic. Keep repeating that. “I am not a psychic”. Repeat. The only way to know what another person is thinking is to up and ask them.

20) If you are well and truly losing this battle, reach out to someone. I’ve been the random friendly-but-not-close person who has fielded the occasional outreach. I like to think I’m not judgemental and generally resourceful, and others have thought the same, so they called and asked. You know someone like me. And they will help you.

21) Forgive yourself. I’m writing out all these tips, and I can’t always muster the strength to even stick my nose outside, or walk up the stairs, or eat my vegetables. Today, I got outside for ten minutes. I will try again tomorrow. And I will try again the day after that.

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hagumis:

Hey guys this is really important!

Audrie Pott, a young woman with a promising life ahead of her, was brutally sexually assaulted at a high school party while in a defenseless state.

Please sign the petition if you can. Audrie lived closed to me and she was looked down upon…

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queerly-it-is:

d’you think the avengers ever play a game where they try to push steve’s buttons and get him all riled up and patriotic?

tony casually throws it into a conversation like “oh yeah I don’t vote” and steve trails off mid-sentence and gapes for a second before he starts in on the…

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philcoulson:

Mackie: "Last night I was, like, sitting around in a hotel and I was like, yo man, there’s a midnight screening and this is my first Marvel movie. I’mma go say what’s up to the people. So I grab a cab and shoot to 42nd Street, I walk in and I’m like what up, dog?”

Fallon: "Did people freak out?!

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