When I have an interaction with someone who is aggressive and larger than me — usually a man — who is trying to exert power over me, it is stressful. It’s stressful not just because I’m upset that someone is trying to control me, is trying to act like he owns me, is trying to push me around, but because I find it threatening and scary. I never know if a verbal confrontation is going to turn physical, and men often don’t respect this — it doesn’t occur to them that while they may think they’re being playful or ‘arguing for argument’s sake’ that what they are doing is actually frightening and intimidating.

So I, like many other people with bodies like mine, have learned a variety of tactics for coping with perceived threats, and for getting out of such conversations. Which often means swallowing shit, because the alternative is confronting it and then finding ourselves in danger. It means that when someone says something we find upsetting, or gets pushy with us, that we back down, because we aren’t prepared to deal with conflict that might turn dangerous.
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The Walking Dead season 5

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when you’re walking and you remember that your life is a huge mess


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Essential Productivity Apps for any student:

  1. Caffeine-  Prevents your screen from going into sleep mode. Great if you’re writing notes on an article and the screen keeps dimming, whilst you hope that if you stare long enough, the phrase “homologous ways to a view of hegemony” will start to make sense.
  2. Flux- If you find that you can’t sleep for ages after studying late at night, then this app is a total game changer. It basically turns the light on the screen red, because science people say that blue light keeps you awake and red light doesn’t. (*Full Disclosure* I’m not a scientist)
  3. Focusbar- The annoying voice of your mother nagging you to finish your homework…in app form. You can set the annoying level (I have it set on “wildly annoying”) and a bar will appear in the corner every few seconds to remind you that you’re supposed to be doing something else besides looking at cat photos. 
  4. Microsoft Office- self explanatory, so I’ve linked to an article about life hacks for Microsoft Office instead. Because I’m just that awesome. 
  5. Nag- Does your 5 minute study break keep turning into an hour on Youtube? Then you need Nag in your life. It’s basically an alarm/timer. But an extremely loud and annoying alarm/timer that’s very difficult to ignore. The bells genuinely sound more judgemental the longer you ignore it.  
  6. Self Control-  Also known as Cold Turkey for Microsoft users. If you absolutely cannot be trusted with an internet connection, then you need Self Control in your life. You add a list of websites to the “blacklist”and then set how long you want the app to work for, and for that duration of time you wont be able to access those website. Seriously, not even rebooting your computer or uninstalling the app will let you access the blacklist until your time is up. Tough love at its finest.
  7. Zotero-  The new love of my life. Zotero allows you to manage all your citations and sources in one easy place. It’s an absolute life saver- no joke. There’s an in-word add in, so it will write your bibliography and citations for you in any format you want. There’s a chrome/firefox add in and a mobile app, so you don’t even have to type the citation into Zotero. Just press the button it does all the hard work for you. It even updates itself online, so you can still access your bibliography if your computer crashes. I <3 Zotero 5eva. 
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Lykke Li
"Never Gonna Love Again"
I Never Learn

every time the rain falls, think of me on a lonely highway
how can we turn around the heartache
oh i, i’m alone tonight, babe
and i’m never gonna love again

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  • me: are there any spirits here?
  • ouija spells out: a-y-y-l-m-a-o
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could be gayer
a review (via hauntter)

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I hear your name
rhyming, rhyming,
rhyming with everything.
Carol Ann Duffy, from Name (via violentwavesofemotion)

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“Beth showed him something about himself. He struggles a lot of the time and he’s got a chip on his shoulder; he doesn’t think people like him. But Beth helps him shed some of his old demons and feel good about himself and the need to let those things go and move forward. That’s a lot of what our show is about. He definitely has a soft spot for her forever. They’ve bonded during this journey.” 

Beth Greene & Daryl Dixon (The Walking Dead)

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Sleep Hollow #1 BOOM! Exclusive Cover

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Seriously guys don’t ignore this like the media is. 

The City Centre of Glasgow is over run with protesters, people are setting off flares and attacking each other, police tried to form a human barrier to prevent the rioters from spreading, Unionists were burning the Saltire, there are claims that someone may have been stabbed. And the news sites aren’t reporting this. 

This city was my home for half a year and it’s absolutely killing me that people aren’t paying attention to what’s going on right now. 

Seriously, I watched major news channels for three hours today and this is getting ignored. Only sky news mentioned this, but called it “good humoured” and “boisterous.”


Please get out of the city centre, or if you have to be there, avoid Buchanan Street and George Square. Be safe!

Don’t watch the link I posted if violence is triggering.

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Don’t say your grandfather was a serf in Russia when slavery happened because what matters is you are American now and being American means you take the whole she-bang, America’s assets and America’s debts, and Jim Crow is a big-ass debt.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah (via tangleduplikegrass)
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Say cheese. 

Photograph taken in November, 1909 shows three members of the Payro family being “photographed” by their cat: Edmund, age 12, Ernest, age 8, and Cecilia, age 5.

Payro, J. (Joseph C.), 1862-1953 via Retronaut

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