Declan - 21 - From Newcastle, UK, now at Exeter University

 

proud-atheist:

Idiot doesn’t believe in addictionhttp://proud-atheist.tumblr.com

People who think like that tend to forget the things that actually led to them using/drinking in the first place. A large amount of addicts come from poorer backgrounds and suffer from mental health issues, especially depression, when they lack the support they need from their family they turn to other methods to try and relieve that pain.
I became an alcoholic by the time I was 15, I started drinking heavily by the time I was 13, my mother started giving me alcohol regularly when I was 11… It may have been my choice to drink, but the influence from abusive and neglectful parents, a family history of alcoholism, verbally and physically violent students and uncaring teachers are what led me to become an alcoholic.
Yes, they were my mistakes, but my mistakes were the result of other peoples behaviour towards and around me, I was just a fucking child.
People will excuse college kids and high school seniors that are all 18+ from rape and dui related manslaughter because “they’re just kids” but 13 year old me doesn’t get a free pass for my drinking problems because I “chose to do it”? 
How don’t people see the problems with that line of thinking?

proud-atheist:

Idiot doesn’t believe in addiction
http://proud-atheist.tumblr.com

People who think like that tend to forget the things that actually led to them using/drinking in the first place. A large amount of addicts come from poorer backgrounds and suffer from mental health issues, especially depression, when they lack the support they need from their family they turn to other methods to try and relieve that pain.

I became an alcoholic by the time I was 15, I started drinking heavily by the time I was 13, my mother started giving me alcohol regularly when I was 11… It may have been my choice to drink, but the influence from abusive and neglectful parents, a family history of alcoholism, verbally and physically violent students and uncaring teachers are what led me to become an alcoholic.

Yes, they were my mistakes, but my mistakes were the result of other peoples behaviour towards and around me, I was just a fucking child.

People will excuse college kids and high school seniors that are all 18+ from rape and dui related manslaughter because “they’re just kids” but 13 year old me doesn’t get a free pass for my drinking problems because I “chose to do it”? 

How don’t people see the problems with that line of thinking?

surprisebitch:

im pretty certain due to the extremely conservative nature of Mormons, they dont condone this message

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Anonymous asked
Why don't you use capital letters?

officialunitedstates:

the kids on tumblr are more receptive to text posts that lack proper capitalization and I am a businessman

Are we just gunna ignore the ironic capitalisation of “I” or…

myriadsubtletiess:

musingsofanawkwardblackgirl:

odinsblog:

Racial bias in America: from higher suspension rates in preschool, to disproportionate rates of capital punishment, to everything in between, structures of authority routinely allow anti-Black racial bias to color the “facts”, and warp the narrative. And frequently (whether unintentional or otherwise) the police and the media often work together to further criminalize innocent Black victims

1Criminalizing Blackness in America

2. 14-year-old Tremaine McMillian attacked and choked by police, literally while holding a puppy…because McMillian made them “feel threatened” and gave them “dehumanizing stares

3. Author and CNN contributor keithboykin: how the AP slandered Renisha McBride even in death

4.  The Associated Press: when can skin color alone determine who is and who isn’t a looter? (hint: don’t be Black)

This implicit racial bias does not magically stop at innocuous events like the VMAs, or in Hollywood. So far, it doesn’t ever turn off. There are two Americas and racial bias is as ubiquitous as the air we breathe

I literally don’t get shocked anymore.

Although absolutely none of the above is new information to me, this particular post really does weigh heavily on my heart.

It happens in the last episode, so I was reading all the scripts and I got to the page where it says, ‘Jojen gets stabbed repeatedly in the stomach.’ I thought, That’s OK. I’ll be fine because no one’s told me yet and I’m not dead in the books. I’ll be fine.

“So I keep reading and see, ‘Meera comes over and slits his throat.’ Then I thought, Well, I’m amongst all these White Walkers. Maybe the plan is to turn me into a White Walker — that would be really, really cool. Then, that little girl comes out, throws a Molotov cocktail, and I burst into flames. That’s when I knew I was definitely, definitely dead. Dead. Properly dead.

Thomas Brodie Sangster on how he found out Jojen was getting killed off earlier than in the books (x)

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animeliberationfront:

I literally overcame self esteem issues by making ironically over-arrogant claims because even if you’re joking about something a lot you start to believe it and that can totally work in a good way if you let it

countdown to season 4: favorite secondary character
Isaac’s father was hitting him? Hitting him? He was kicking the crap out of him.

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noworshipformoffat:

burntlikethesun:

allpossibleentendres:

anotherhobo:

apileofgoodthings:

#that awkward moment when a 48 year old scifi show has more continuity #than a 2 year old series about misfit high schoolers 

*ahem- 50 year old…

But also that awkward moment when the Forest of Cheem’s sacrifice is relegated to unimportance in Moffat’s world. Her bravery and kindness don’t matter, and she’s turned into yet another cheap joke about women being infatuated with the Doctor.

That she fancied the Doctor did not feature at all in the season 1 episode. She was curious about his origins, she had sympathy for him, and she gave her life so he could save the rest of the people aboard the base. I personally don’t see her fawning over him (like so many of Moffat’s women do). Thus, with no real evidence to draw this from, Moffat seems to be interpreting her sacrifice as “fancying” the Doctor, which is immensely problematic: It suggests that she did this only for him rather than to save everyone on the ship, and it shows yet another example of Moffat thinking that any woman who interacts with the Doctor must be infatuated with him.

Even if she did fancy him, the fact that Moffat considers her actions negligible in comparison to her “crush” is pretty gross, especially when the payoff from this line is so small. All it does in the context of the episode is set up the Doctor as an object of desire. But in the context of the show, it undermines the agency and power of women to act with bravery and integrity without it being all for the Doctor.

lmao i remember complaining about this exact same thing on this exact same gifset back in 2011

additionally THAT’S NOT EVEN HER NAME

her name was Jabe??? this is like saying ‘i met the human race once. they fancied me’

I think the tags should have been #that awkward moment when Moffat tries to reference his predecessor’s run and that’s what he comes up with

doctor who had marvellous continuity, until moffat showed up

liftedandgiftedd:

i’m either that person that talks too much when they’re high or I’m that person that doesn’t talk at all when they’re high there is no in between

Natalie Dormer does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (x)

*Natalie Dormer and Katie McGrath do The ALS Ice Bucket Challange

I get that we all love Natalie Dormer but seriously does it just look like a magic bucket threw water over her all by herself and then she decided to dump one on thin air or something?

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makegoddamnsure:

there’s a post going around that’s a screenshot of the news and there’s two black guys and a white guy and it says something along the lines of “is white privilege real?” and the white guy is making this really odd face and it’s supposed to be like “omg look at this white guy saying white privilege is real what an idiot lmfaooo” 

but actually the man is tim wise who is like super anti racism and he’s against the whole idea of “im colorblind” or whatever and he was saying that white privilege was real but it was taken out of context so that’s why u should always fact check anything from tumblr.

you beautiful person

thecompanionsdoctor:

thecompanionsdoctor:

The thing that sucks about mental illness is that if you aren’t depressed enough, suicidal enough, bad enough, nobody cares. Nobody cares until you reach their standard, and that standard is when your problem is bad enough to effect them

The amount of people who can relate to this makes me equally incredibly sad and immensely angry

And “depressed enough” usually means dead.