July 28, 2014

I went swimming this morning.  Voluntarily.  Even knowing I’d have to skim the pool first.  I actually swam for about half an hour.

I don’t know if this is the meds or just a result of being home for nearly a month.

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July 28, 2014

dollsahoy:

When I was younger, I saw a Mary Engelbreit (!) t-shirt that declared

"Follow all the rules, miss all the fun!"

And that just sort of…made me angry, because, no, that’s not how my brain works at all.

In my brain, if the rules seem like they’ll keep me from “having fun,” then the thing to do is not to break the rules, but to see just how creative I can be within those rules.

But, then again, I don’t drink alcohol, don’t do drugs, and am asexual and an introvert, so I have come to understand that my ideas of “fun” are not closely aligned with most people’s ideas of “fun.”  That’s OK. 

You can wear that t-shirt.

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July 28, 2014
TMI, and not the sexxay kind

dollsahoy:

retrogradeworks:

dollsahoy:

cheshiretiffy said:  Not everyone is “dry” when they’re not on their period. My vagina is constantly over-moist. It’s really annoying, always feeling that plplpl as it ejects lubricant.

Oh, man.  Around the time I turned 28, my cervix decided it would be great fun to exude huge gobs of mucus into my underwear for a week, every month, in the middle of the formerly “dry” part of my cycle.  The pain and headaches of my period are unpleasant, but that cervical ~phlegm~ is absolutely annoying.

Ahh, yes, crotch snot.  I used to read a lot of tmichix on LJ back in the day to commiserate and this one seemed to be right at the top of the list of things you’d rather not find in your drawers.

I suspect part of the reason for that is that no-one ever warns us about it.  Cramps? They’re coming.  Blood? You better believe it.   Tenderness?  Yep, you’ll be tender.  More blood? Certainly.  Irritability? Ha ha yeah and everyone else will expect that one, so much that they’ll ask you if you’re on your period when you’re in a bad mood!  And we mentioned the blood, right?  You can expect blood.

But…that’s it.

I don’t remember anyone mentioning that there will be times when it looks like someone has blown their nose in your underwear for several days in a row.  No warning that, hey, you might even be able to feel the egg squeeeeeeze its way out about a week before it gives up and the blood comes.  And I really don’t know if it’s because those aren’t common, or if it’s just that no-one ever tells people that the “period” is simply one phase of the cycle that does last the entire month, and other things do happen.

So, hey.  General announcement:  There’s more to it than blood.

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July 28, 2014

dollsahoy:

cheshiretiffy:

dollsahoy:

Oh, funny sponsored post.  Pop Secret.  Funny.  I have mentioned popcorn!  When I pop it on the stove top!  Because it’s so incredibly easy and inexpensive to pop it on the stove top!

I do brown paper bag in the microwave. No one else will eat it because I don’t use oil/butter or salt at all. I like it plain.

I want to try that someday, but I keep forgetting to buy brown bags.  I think you can also use big bowls, covered, in the microwave, but I haven’t researched that enough to remember if any bowl will work, or if you need ~special~ bowls.  I do like a bit of salt and cinnamon sugar, but not a lot—not nearly as much “flavor” as added to the commercial microwave popcorn packets.  Bleah.

I’ve done it in a bowl in the microwave, but I had an ancient Tupperware-branded microwave bowl.  I just covered it with an old tea towel.  A glass or ceramic mixing bowl might work, too.

Stovetop and a good pan still works best for me.  I just don’t like the texture of microwave popped popcorn.

July 28, 2014
Warnings Against Antidepressants For Teens May Have Backfired

Government warnings that antidepressants may be risky for adolescents, and the ensuing media coverage, appear to have caused an increase in suicide attempts among young people, researchers reported Wednesday.

A study involving the health records of more than 7 million people between 2000 and 2010 found a sharp drop in antidepressant use among adolescents and young people and a significant increase in suicide attempts after the Food and Drug Administration issued its warnings.

"This was a huge worldwide event in terms of the mass media," says Stephen Soumerai of the Harvard Medical School, a co-author of the study, which was published in the journal BMJ. “Many of the media reports actually emphasized an exaggeration of the warnings.”

Starting in 2003, the FDA warned that popular antidepressants, such as Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil, might increase the risk that kids would think about killing themselves — or even actively attempt it.

In fact, no one knew for sure if the drugs were really dangerous. The idea was to get doctors and parents to keep a closer eye on kids taking them just in case it was true.

"The warnings were well-intentioned but people were concerned that the ferocity of the messages might affect clinicians, parents and young people in a way that would reduce needed medications," Soumerai says.

July 28, 2014

dollsahoy:

mythosidhe:

dollsahoy:

mythosidhe:

oak23:

mythosidhe:

oak23:

Also what the fuck i’m allowed to be annoyed my favourite jem character who was a constant part of the show is now cut from the movie because she hung out with the antagonists

like Stormer is a pretty important character and if you don’t think she is get the fuck out of my face

She is!  She was the only one of the Misfits who had any kind of emotional depth or character development.  Also she had the best hair in that band.

Yes, like I really liked the fact she had a lot of character growth and showed that not all antagonists are bad.

I would like to argue that Pizzazz and Roxy also had emotional depth since Pizzazz has a really broken relationship with her father (and a missing mother) that does the batshit awful stuff because she craves any kind of attention from her father but he just tries to substitute love with money. And Roxy grew up in a low income environment and was illiterate for a large part of her adult life so yeah. They both just happen to seen as able to deal with these issues on their own whereas Stormer wears her heart on her sleeve a lot of the time.

I mean yeah, they commit felonies every other day, but I did love the original show for giving the antagonists some depth and character as well.

Now that you make those points about Roxy and Pizzazz I have to wonder at myself for glossing over their back stories, because I grew up extremely poor in a single parent family.  Maybe it’s just that those aspects combined with the pair’s unrepentant bitchiness feels so familiar to me that I never took the time to examine them more closely because I ‘know their deal’, as it were.  Stormer is still trying to find herself throughout most of the first season of the show, which is more engaging to the view than a character one has already figured out…

Anyway, point it, they are all great characters, at least as interesting (if not more so) than the Holograms, and it sucks that they won’t be in the movie.  I guess they must think the ten-year-olds they are targeting for their potential audience won’t have enough emotional intelligence to understand a sympathetic villain.

Are the people making this movie aware that people actually watched the show—and watched it when they were kids, but then went ahead and grew up?  Because it seems pretty obvious that the people making the movie never watched it, and it never occurred to them that there are people who like it as adults…

Oh, they know.  In their introductory video they said very specifically “if you have have a cool mom, she’ll know what Jem is.”  They openly acknowledge that the old audience is there, they just don’t care about those fans and clearly aren’t making the movie for them.  One of the producers is Justin Bieber’s manager.  That should give you some idea…

"If you have a cool mom…"?  It’s Jem.  That’s like saying, before Ep I  was released, that if you had a cool father, he’d know what Star Wars was.  Everybody knew what Jem was.  They’re attempting to assign indie cred to people who consumed mass-marketed pop culture designed for their specific demographic AND all the people who were tangents to that demographic. (Not to mention all the guys who watched it…but a lot of them kept it a secret, not like…y’know…)

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July 28, 2014
dollsahoy:

oak23:

dollsforboys:

ukej:

dollsforboys:

ukej:

jemandtheholograms:

dishnation:

Jem and the Holograms. You know you’re excited! http://ift.tt/1urONKg

I’m really not.
I still hope an actually fun web series might from from this. You know you want to sell some toys Hasbro. 

I keep telling myself I’m not watching *my* Jem crash and burn and this is like someone dropping a cheap tofu dog while I have my nice meaty sausage and onions

This is seriously the only piece of the movie released and you guys are already writing it off? Seriously? I don’t know what you think your attitude is achieving but it’s certainly not sticking up for anything that has to do with the original series. You’re killing any chance it has to wow you because of a piss poor attitude and the desire to watch it fail.
Please, for me, don’t see the movie.

You know the movie was filmed in a couple of weeks, don’t you? The plot also cuts The Misfits and Synergy
It also makes Jem an 18 year old orphan who enters a scavenger hunt across LA, that’s the plot a scavenger hunt… And something about her getting famous on YouTube
We’re writing it off because of the plot and the production
They didn’t even have Christy on the team

And somehow the idea that a computer that turns a girl into a holographic pop star sensation that is at war with a rival band that commits felonies to take her down to win the favor of a sleezy record producer sounds better? Have you watched Jem without nostalgia goggles? That shiz is ridiculous. They’re trying to tell a story in the modern day. Is it going to be amazing? Who knows?! But I can say that a messy synopsis and shooting schedule don’t tell you enough.

Those may sound ridiculous but they’re the core aspects of Jem. It’s as if you’re writing a Batman adaptation and don’t involve the Joker or the Bat Mobile even if they’re ‘ridiculous’ in older canon work, as well as aging Bruce Wayne down to make him appeal to modern audiences.
Jem just isn’t Jem without the antagonists or the things (like being a business woman or using Holograms) that made her different in the first place.
It was a girl show about *adult* women who were into businesses and got into soap opera levels of drama that had a lot of female input from the creative process. The fact the movie is cutting out a large number of female characters that were important to the show and has only men at the helm really makes me uneasy about this film and the direction it takes, especially since it’s almost completely alien to the original work it’s supposed to be based on.

I would like to repeat that point:  Jem was a kids’ show ABOUT ADULT CHARACTERS, and that’s a core part of what made it appealing to the kids who watched the show.  I was a kid watching the show when it was new, as were my younger cousins, and never once did we say, “Gee, I wish this show was actually about kids.”  (A further note:  The Starlight Girls dolls were the only characters I never bought.)  We, the kids watching the show and buying the toys, wanted to see “adults,” with all the freedoms and benefits we imagined adults had, still making stupid mistakes…

dollsahoy:

oak23:

dollsforboys:

ukej:

dollsforboys:

ukej:

jemandtheholograms:

dishnation:

Jem and the Holograms. You know you’re excited! http://ift.tt/1urONKg

I’m really not.

I still hope an actually fun web series might from from this. You know you want to sell some toys Hasbro. 

I keep telling myself I’m not watching *my* Jem crash and burn and this is like someone dropping a cheap tofu dog while I have my nice meaty sausage and onions

This is seriously the only piece of the movie released and you guys are already writing it off? Seriously? I don’t know what you think your attitude is achieving but it’s certainly not sticking up for anything that has to do with the original series. You’re killing any chance it has to wow you because of a piss poor attitude and the desire to watch it fail.

Please, for me, don’t see the movie.

You know the movie was filmed in a couple of weeks, don’t you? The plot also cuts The Misfits and Synergy

It also makes Jem an 18 year old orphan who enters a scavenger hunt across LA, that’s the plot a scavenger hunt… And something about her getting famous on YouTube

We’re writing it off because of the plot and the production

They didn’t even have Christy on the team

And somehow the idea that a computer that turns a girl into a holographic pop star sensation that is at war with a rival band that commits felonies to take her down to win the favor of a sleezy record producer sounds better? Have you watched Jem without nostalgia goggles? That shiz is ridiculous. They’re trying to tell a story in the modern day. Is it going to be amazing? Who knows?! But I can say that a messy synopsis and shooting schedule don’t tell you enough.

Those may sound ridiculous but they’re the core aspects of Jem. It’s as if you’re writing a Batman adaptation and don’t involve the Joker or the Bat Mobile even if they’re ‘ridiculous’ in older canon work, as well as aging Bruce Wayne down to make him appeal to modern audiences.

Jem just isn’t Jem without the antagonists or the things (like being a business woman or using Holograms) that made her different in the first place.

It was a girl show about *adult* women who were into businesses and got into soap opera levels of drama that had a lot of female input from the creative process. The fact the movie is cutting out a large number of female characters that were important to the show and has only men at the helm really makes me uneasy about this film and the direction it takes, especially since it’s almost completely alien to the original work it’s supposed to be based on.

I would like to repeat that point:  Jem was a kids’ show ABOUT ADULT CHARACTERS, and that’s a core part of what made it appealing to the kids who watched the show.  I was a kid watching the show when it was new, as were my younger cousins, and never once did we say, “Gee, I wish this show was actually about kids.”  (A further note:  The Starlight Girls dolls were the only characters I never bought.)  We, the kids watching the show and buying the toys, wanted to see “adults,” with all the freedoms and benefits we imagined adults had, still making stupid mistakes…

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July 28, 2014
dear 98% of the people that follow me that dont talk to me

syupon:

tamaraldbrennan:

Who are you

Whats your favorite color

Favorite ship

Favorite ice cream flavor

Do you have a cat

Thank

reblogging again bc I already got some from really cute people, but it makes me unreasonably happy to read these from you SO KEEP ON SENDING THEM 

(Source: 314eater, via deathmetalprincess)

July 28, 2014
cultofkimber:

So, supposedly, some gross dude recorded the reasons why his wife turned down sex with him and then, when she was on her way to the airport for a 10-day work trip, sent it to her work e-mail with a note that he wouldn’t miss her because of it and cut contact. Wow, I wonder why she didn’t want to fuck him….
Seriously, though, if my husband ever did this, he’d never have sex again. 

cultofkimber:

So, supposedly, some gross dude recorded the reasons why his wife turned down sex with him and then, when she was on her way to the airport for a 10-day work trip, sent it to her work e-mail with a note that he wouldn’t miss her because of it and cut contact. Wow, I wonder why she didn’t want to fuck him….

Seriously, though, if my husband ever did this, he’d never have sex again. 

(via jooferslannister)

July 28, 2014
babykraid:

orb

babykraid:

orb

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July 28, 2014
No skin thick enough: The daily harassment of women in the game industry

thisfeliciaday:

This article is heartbreaking. And true.

There is a reason I throttled back on doing a lot of creative gaming content a few years ago. And why I still avoid taking some jobs in the gaming world when they’re offered to me. And why, when we have a female host on any of our Geek and Sundry gaming shows, we have to monitor the comments on YouTube extra, to remove the many comments that are offensive and pollute our community’s spirit of equality. Because I hate that shit. 

There is an endemic acceptance in the gamer world that “well, it comes with the territory” when a woman receives threats and harassment and the hateful anonymous internet dialogue is focused on her body and whether they would “do” her or not. I don’t know why this became okay. It’s a vocal minority that has been given way too much power over the industry dialogue, and I am so happy to see more and more articles like this shining the light on what reasonable gamer men and women have been conned into accepting as a given.

NOTHING is a given in this world. And frankly, it taints the art form we so love and keeps it back from becoming more respected and more diverse to not at least TRY to fight it. Gaming deserves more than complacency in this area.

Even posting this link will cause me to receive hateful Tumblr PMs. I can always tell when something I write gets linked on certain places on the internet (like 4 Chan or a few other forums of troll-hood), because I’ll immediately get dozens of hate mails along the veins of what is posted in this article. 

Well, I’m a lucky one to be prominent enough to have 10 supporters for every hater. I mostly feel sorry for girls and women who aren’t in my position, who may just give up on gaming when they’re too beaten down to fight anymore.

We have to change that. For the good of what we love doing, gamers! Okay, back to work :)

July 28, 2014

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July 28, 2014
giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

(via jooferslannister)

July 28, 2014

wolves-whales-and-waves:

sizvideos:

Watch it in Video - Follow our Tumblr

That is so cute.
You just see him like:
"Alright human…I know you’re in here…I can smell ya.."
"AH HA!!!!! I GOTCHA"

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July 27, 2014

crowmunculus:

rightbetweenthemoonandmars:

I’ve put this off as long as possible but I am very very scared for my dog and I need to ask for help.

as my followers might remember, back in January Baelfire, my service dog, started having seizures. I took him to the vet, they looked him over and x rayed him and said they didn’t know what was happening and that if he had more seizures I should come in again. I had just switched him onto a new food and there were people online saying their dogs had also had seizures on that food, so I put him back on his old food and it seemed like things got better. 

That was January. In June, Bae had three more seizures. He hasn’t had one since as of July 24, thank god. But his behavior has rapidly changed - my roommate said he seems more like a five month old puppy than a three year old dog. He’s shaking his head a lot and whining more and holding his ears funny, and at one point apparently (my roommate told me this, I was gone at the time) seemed to forget where he was or who my roommates were and cowered in the corner for a while before returning to “normal”. My roommate who’s a trainer spoke to a vet-tech friend of hers and apparently she said the signs point to a brain tumor. I can’t in good conscience allow him to continue working as my service dog with his health being this bad.

I can’t at this point afford vet care for him. Right now I have about 50 dollars for the next two months after rent and utilities are paid, and that has to cover my food as well as his. I can possibly do it in September when my financial aid comes in, but I am very afraid that it will be too late by that point. If you have even a couple of dollars you can drop in my Paypal, or if you could signal boost this post, I would appreciate it a lot.

please please please help aaron and his puppy if you can, they are both Very Important and not having a good time of things right now :(

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