the human stress response seems so maladaptive!
To be fair 99% of our evolutionary stress response was meant to deal with far more immediately conclusive scenarios than the tedious bullshit we put up with these days.
very very slow tigers are chasing me
not to leave a serious comment on a silly post but one of the best pieces of advice I ever got about stress was to SLEEP but secondly, when overwhelmed, lay in a bed and intentionally hold all your muscles clenched. clench EVERYTHING. hold it for a few seconds, then let go. It tricks your animal fight-or-flight monkey brain into thinking it had, and won, a fight, and some of the stress response will leave you
#turn a slow tiger into a fast tiger with this fucked up trick
i did a deep clean of the kitchen and living room in this house i live in with six theatre people for the first time today and i prepared myself to find a lot of weird shit while cleaning - like the fake bloody foot in the coat closet - but nothing prepared me for the corn-shaped dildo under the couch
country girls should make do somewhere other than my living room!!
@mcelboycontent I showed this to a theatre kid friend of mine and she said this:
there is Corn Dildo Lore in this household, i just can’t remember the details. i believe it belongs to a roommate who is currently out of state. i do not know if it has ever been used in a sexual way, but i have touched it now, so i sincerely hope it is more of a novelty item
OH HEY THERE
The corn dildo was a birthday present indented to continue the tradition of getting me absolutely horrendous dildos. There’s a glass blown tentacle dildo hidden somewhere in the house that started the tradition. Niether have ever been used as intended (as far as I know)
there’s a what where
It’s ace week so here are some reminders for y'all
Ace people are not broken
Ace people are allowed to be proud of their identity!
Ace people aren’t “basically straight”
Ace people can still be in relationships (if they want)!
Asexuality is a spectrum and different ace people use different labels
Ace people can have sex if they want!
Ace people are LGBTQ+
My parents have been married thirty six years and my dad had to work a few hours early this morning (he refs hs football for extra cash), while he was gone my mom went to Dunkin Donuts to get breakfast and bought him his favorite muffin to surprise him when he came home and when he did it was with her favorite muffin from Dunkin Donuts and you know what I’m so not interested in all the cynical bs about love and marriage being fake like if that’s not some romantic shit right there idk what is.
graphic design is my burden
It’s… funny how
Sometimes you can just be going about your day
Doing the same things as you did earlier
But all of the blue something hits you, and you’re reminded all over again what happened.
And suddenly you’re hurt and upset, just when you thought maybe you were starting to move on and find peace from the pain.
October really has been a month. But I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at even just it the same again.
@chaories ‘THE GRINCH IS AN ARO ICON’ ISNT A TAKE I WAS EXPECTING BUT I MEAN..
a story where the villain is an Evil Aro™ who wants to destroy all love but the hero team are ALSO all aro and all find meaning from different areas of their life (e.g. one has lots of friends, one has a great career, one has cool hobbies etc) and they all help the villain find something to channel their energy into that isn’t bitterness
- lives alone on a mountain w his dog
- shunned by society
- made to feel bad when expressing affection in an unusual way
- filled with self-loathing but like, fun about it
- heart is 'two sizes too small’ but grows when he is shown genuine love and acceptance
- hates capitalism
riddle me this: why isn’t there old men fanfiction? and by that i mean why isn’t there fanfic centered around michael and jeremy’s old men characters? what? are people afraid of reliving these deities? they’ve lived through whatever wars and are still around to berate each other and no one has the balls to write the old men calling each other bastards? cowards, cowards all of you. jeremy, if you ever see this while scrolling through tumblr, no you didn’t :)