those people who insult you and then act like the victim when you say something about it
"WOW OMG I WAS JUST KIDDING JESUS Y CANT U JUST TAKE A JOKE GOD GET OVER IT ITS NOT A BIG DEAL OMFG WOW I DID NOTHING WRONG"
Aight. Life Pro Tip.
The way to deal with that, is to stare at them when/if they laugh and say “I don’t understand.” Make them explain why it was “funny.” Follow up with “Was that a joke? It didn’t seem very funny - it just seemed hurtful.” It makes EVERYBODY ELSE uncomfortable and they are forced to realize they said something rude and went along with it.
Do it EVERY TIME they say something rude. Eventually they will stop.
"They’re too close to be "just friends"!"
"Look! They care for each other! They must be in love!”
"They talk to each other a lot! Its so cannon that they’re gay for each other!"
STOP DEVALUING FRIENDSHIPS!
ROMANCE/SEX IS NOT SUPERIOR TO FRIENDSHIP!
PEOPLE CAN LOVE AND CARE FOR EACH OTHER WITHOUT BEING ROMANTICALLY/SEXUALLY INVOLVED!
PLATONIC RELATIONSHIPS ARE NOT INFERIOR TO ROMANTIC/SEXUAL ONES!
important things to consider about your otp
who pauses the movie they’re watching because i bought all this candy and you haven’t eaten near enough gummy worms so I’m gonna feed them to you
whose bed they end up in for cuddles and naps
who is really overprotective and asks if the other one is feeling okay every time they cough/sneeze
who doesn’t even know how they take their tea any more bc the other person always makes it for them
sleepinginyourflowerbed , wow that’s super ironic. I would be interested in knowing that too.
Ethical (and otherwise) dilemma
If the person you had come to your house to diagnose and fix your car didn’t actually fix the car, charged you double what they originally said to diagnose it, and made you pay by check, is it understandable or bad to stop payment on that check? $140 is a lot of money (especially when you have to turn around and pay someone else $400 to fix it) and I feel scammed, but I also don’t want to turn this into an even bigger mess.
The boys harass sleeping Gary
Just a reminder that you’re whole without someone else. You are not a fraction. You’re a complete master piece all by yourself and you do not need anyone else to validate your existence.
:) so cute <3
Meanwhile, David Tennant:
The Scully Effect
One of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.
Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.
The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.
— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)
Related: Women In Science
It is 2014, and Dana Scully is still one of the most influential feminist characters to ever appear in mainstream popular media, so when she crosses your dashboard, you take off your hat and you stand and salute her, godammit.
Tagged by the-day-the-work-is-done
Nickname: Occasionally D but really just my name.
Birthday: July 17
Sexuality: I’m not big on labels like that but I’ve only had relationships with men.
Average hours of sleep I get each night: 6
The last thing I Googled was: wedding photography CT (work related)
My most used phrase(s): ”It is what it is.”
First word that comes to mind: Fuckity fuck (my car is currently broken down so most of my current words are curses.)
What I last said to a family member: “Sorry for spending $140 for nothing.” to my dad, because that’s what I had to pay the mobile mechanic to come take a look at my car, tell me it’s not the alternator but the fuel pump and that no, he can’t fix it today.
One place that makes me happy & why: Anyplace with a big body of water makes me happy, generally.
How many blankets I sleep under: One
Favourite beverage(s): Iced tea
Last movie I watched in the cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy
Things I can’t live without?: Music, books, my friends and my pets.
A piece of advice for all my followers: If things are going badly for you, look at who is around you. Most likely there is at least one person who is bringing you down. Either get them out of your life or find a way to decrease their negativity and influence, and things will improve dramatically.