if my bones are gonna crack like glow sticks every time i move i think i deserve bioluminescence. both to complete the aesthetic and as a consolation prize
idk who needs to hear this tonight but your comfort character would love you
Tell me this ain’t Nicky and Joe. I dare youuu
I have never seen Islam shown so humanized, so relaxed, so innocent and pure. That’s brilliant and funny.
This feels like the equivalent of the school girl running to class with toast in her mouth but prayer
You all deserve to know dude in the foreground is Jewish, and has done his own version of this with Chanukah where he’s literally just. Running out the door reciting his prayers in Hebrew and it’s wonderful
Here’s the Jewish version
This is the Muslim/Jewish solidarity we need LMAO
Gonna do a series of prompted poems but the prompts come from me doing that close your eyes and point at random thing with the D&D spell list
explain your gender in 10 words or less without using boring words like “male”, “female”, “nonbinary”, “masculine”, “feminine” or “androgynous”.
Hey, I just want everyone to know that what the world is going through is a legitimate trauma. Full on. It fits the “official” definition and everything. This is a traumatic event.
That means that it’s normal and expected to find yourself using coping mechanisms that you thought you were done with, to find yourself numbed out, to be on the verge of constant panic attacks, to be acting impulsively and compulsively, to engage in very old patterns, to have wide swings of every behaviour especially regarding sleep, food, and sex.
The research shows that people in a traumatic situation who most often develop PTSD (which I would say we are all at risk of) or have their existing PTSD/C-PTSD intensified are folks who cannot or believe they cannot do anything about it the trauma event.
So, if you are able, look for a place in all of this where you can feel that you can do something. Harass a company not doing enough for its employees, sign a petition, check in on a neighbour, set alarms to remind yourself to eat (it’s on my own to do list for today), intentionally spend time every day doing straw breathing to shift your sympathetic nervous system response. You don’t have to become some social media hero, or spend all your time improving yourself. But if you can find something that makes you feel like you can do something for yourself that decreases the trauma load on you, it will greatly benefit you going forward.
If anyone has any questions about this, my asks are open, or you can message me. (I cannot do any online therapy, I am happy to share information about trauma itself and any tools that I know)
It is okay to reblog this.
- Registered Clinical Counsellor, with 10+ years specifically working with trauma
As we are coming up soon to the one year anniversary of all of this (today is the first day of Wuhan’s lockdown), I just want to encourage you all to remember that anything you’re struggling with may become heightened in the next few weeks/two months. I know the exact day my household went into isolation/lockdown, and essentially still is, and I am preparing myself for the potential of a very bad week or so then. Your experiences may vary but be aware of the possibility of:
- increased irritability
- poorer sleep
- heightened startle response
- increased vigilance
- inability to concentrate
- muscle tension/overall pain
- increase of any mental health symptoms you may struggle with
The best advice I have for when the time comes is to: remind yourself that it’s a normal response around anniversaries of difficult things; give yourself as much slack as you can around things that aren’t necessities; give yourself as much soothing as possible (blankets, heat, gentle movies/music, whatever helps); keep yourself grounded in the present; remind yourself that it will pass because no feeling lasts forever.
I wanted to make this post so that if some of these responses do happen to you, you’ll know why and thus decrease any panic/worry/spiral you may have about what is happening.
What advice would you give 21 year old you?
Everything changes beyond absolute recognition
Gawain, leaving to get beheaded: Goodbye everyone. I love you all. Except you Kay, I can’t fucking stand you.
constantly thinking about the fact there was one time RTD had a good take on the Master and then he cut most of it presumably to spite me personally
WILF: But you said, you were told he will knock four times and then you die. Well, that’s him, isn’t it? The Master. That noise in his head? The Master is going to kill you.
WILF: Then kill him first.
DOCTOR: And that’s how the Master started. It’s not like I’m an innocent. I’ve taken lives. I got worse. I got clever. Manipulated people into taking their own. Sometimes I think a Time Lord lives too long. I can’t. I just can’t.
See this scene from TEoT? It’s nice enough in the ep, but it’s longer in the script:
In this one scene RTD suddenly gets why the Master is evil. It’s not the drums or insanity or anything like that. It’s much simpler. The Master just began justifying their actions as, “I deserve to be able to do this.” (Which is how we all tend to justify doing things we know are wrong.) It comes down to pride and selfishness. And it illustrates the difference between the Master and the Doctor, because the Doctor knows if they start thinking that way they’ll end up on the same road as the Master. It sets up Ten’s moment of bitterness at the end when he has to sacrifice himself for Wilf and complains that it’s not fair and he deserves so much more, but ultimately rejects that path and does the right thing.
Why did you cut most of this Mr. Davies???
This also would’ve added to the end where Wilf asks where he’s going and Ten says “to get my reward” and he goes and checks up on all his past companions
Detail: An Antique Artist, attributed to Johannes van Swinderen, 1628
Mentally we’re all pretty much here:
all right, though may I humbly suggest: