heres the thing: i really, honestly think that if youre an adult and youre going to inform a child that their opinion on something is harmful on tumblr
there is literally no excuse for doing it in the form of a reblog. message them privately if you absolutely feel that it is necessary for you to engage them and that you can conduct yourself in an appropriate and gentle way
i dont think its appropriate to publicly correct a young teenager or pre-teen, especially one who you do not have any kind of a relationship with, especially in a way that shames them and exposes their mistakes to a wider adult audience
like this is honestly the minimum expectation and i thought expecting adults not to gang up on teenagers was setting the bar pretty low but you guys keep doing it over and over again
Here is a great, new idea that could help people in poorer regions:
A team of scientists led by George Whitesides injected liquids into the air-filled pockets of bubble wrap with syringes and sealed the holes with nail hardener. They successfully ran anemia and diabetes tests on the…
getting tired of this lifestyle to the max but THAT’S GOOD I’m so ready to do EVERYTHING since I’m getting tired of doing NOTHING
started playing Tiny Death Star and uninstalled it 2 days later
Animal Crossing New Leaf revelations: joined Club Tortimer, played one trip to the island with “friends” over the internet… 1) being 20 in a world of 14 year olds is kind of creepy (like man I shouldn’t be doing this) and 2) why did I select North American instead of International? I would have had a better chance of not having to speak with someone due to language barrier =_=;;
all the summer anime that has been started and never finished
Jimmy Borges & Melissa Manchester (famous for Through the Eyes of Love, the theme from Ice Castles) with the Blue Note Swing Orchestra at the Moana Surfrider courtyard, tomorrow night at 730 PM!!! Hear big band show tunes, share in our film moments (Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Moonlight in Vermont), hear some youngin’s tackle the Great American Songbook like Smoke Gets in Your eyes, a nifty cover of Buble’s Cry Me a River, and moreeeeeeee
I’ll be the terrible first violinist that’s keeping her head down behind the singers because she knows that if she looks up her face will be creepily hiding in the pictures everyone’s taking.
“Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to Western Union and Money Gram. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on.”—
“I’m not totally mad at you. I’m just sad. You’re all locked up in that little world of yours, and when I try knocking on the door, you just sort of look up for a second and go right back inside.”—Haruki Murakami (via bigmagnets)
Today Animal Crossing New Leaf got way too real for me.
Up until now it’s been this OOH MONEY OOH LET’S DRESS UP MY CHARACTER OOOOH LOOK AT ALL THE POSSIBILITIES FOR MY HOUSE kind of deal, wherein I don’t really care too much about making friends with all the villagers, sending them letters and whatnot.
However, my sister, designated as Mayor in our fictitious town of Takoyaki, makes friends with all the villagers. How else would you establish a good atmosphere?
There was this one villager in particular, Zell, to whom she grew quite attached. The fact that you can’t pick which villagers appear in your town and you sure as hell can’t chose their quirks and personality made this villager much more of a pleasant surprise, with it’s tendency towards random dancing and saying weird things.
Recently he moved away, without notice. My sister hasn’t played in a long while so I found out first. At that moment I was shocked, a tad bit sad, but also okay. I just thought, oh, I better tell Mariah first instead of letting her play alone sometime and find out.
And when I did tell her…. She looked at me, stood still for a moment, and walked right back down the stairs. I got a text a minute later saying “I am disappointed”. I said “I’m sad.” and she said “Me too. He was my favorite.” followed by “I don’t want to make new friends.”
For some reason that broke me. And I thought about all that my sister has left of this Zell are the letters he’s sent and the pictures my sister snapped of her time playing, with the 3DS camera. I thought about the sudden departure and not ever seeing this character ever again.
And then I thought about how this happens in real life… just like that. I realize I felt like crying (and did cry) because it felt like I had just told my little sister that her best friend had died. I don’t know if this is the same with others, but when people are gone from my life that I don’t really want to be gone, I cling to those pieces they leave behind.
tl;dr - I bawled my eyes out over a videogame today full of cute animals and now I don’t know if I want to play it anymore