A stunning high res photo of Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

“ Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out your normal healthy ability to cope with bad days and bad news, and replaces it with an unrecognizable sludge that finds no pleasure, no delight, no point in anything outside of bed. You alienate your friends because you can’t comport yourself socially, you risk your job because you can’t concentrate, you live in moderate squalor because you have no energy to stand up, let alone take out the garbage. You become pathetic and you know it. And you have no capacity to stop the downward plunge. You have no perspective, no emotional reserves, no faith that it will get better. So you feel guilty and ashamed of your inability to deal with life like a regular human, which exacerbates the depression and the isolation.
Depression is humiliating.
If you’ve never been depressed, thank your lucky stars and back off the folks who take a pill so they can make eye contact with the grocery store cashier. No one on earth would choose the nightmare of depression over an averagely turbulent normal life.
It’s not an incapacity to cope with day to day living in the modern world. It’s an incapacity to function. At all. If you and your loved ones have been spared, every blessing to you. If depression has taken root in you or your loved ones, every blessing to you, too.
Depression is humiliating.
No one chooses it. No one deserves it. It runs in families, it ruins families. You cannot imagine what it takes to feign normalcy, to show up to work, to make a dentist appointment, to pay bills, to walk your dog, to return library books on time, to keep enough toilet paper on hand, when you are exerting most of your capacity on trying not to kill yourself. Depression is real. Just because you’ve never had it doesn’t make it imaginary. Compassion is also real. And a depressed person may cling desperately to it until they are out of the woods and they may remember your compassion for the rest of their lives as a force greater than their depression. Have a heart. Judge not lest ye be judged. ”
- Pearl (via psych-facts)
  • Non-japanese people: LOOK AT ME WEARING THESE JAPANESE CLOTHES AND SHOWBOATING ALL THIS JAPANESE STUFF AHH I LOVE JAPAN AND ANIME KAWAAIII SUGOOIII MINASAAAN IM SO JAPANESE LOOK AT MEEE
  • Other non-japanese people: HOW DARE YOU WEAR THAT STUFF OR SAY THOSE THINGS THATS A VIOLATION OF EVERY SINGLE ANCIENT TRADITIONAL JAPANESE MORAL CODE EVER HOW FUCKING DAAAARREEE YOOOOOOUUUUU YOU KNOW NOTHING OF JAPANESE CULTURE YOU'RE INSULTING EVERY SINGLE JAPANESE PERSON WHOSE EVER EXISTED
  • Japanese people: What a bunch of fucking losers

logo and cover i designed alongside tapireye for their radio show (:

(first one to spot the references wins absolutely nothing)

do you ever feel like you’re just sort of 

there

like all your friends go out and do things and have fun and do stupid things with their best friends and instead of doing all that you’re just sort of this mildly entertaining thing that people take an interest in once in a while but they wouldn’t really care if it was gone

like you just sort of exist but you don’t really mean anything

mileyspyrus:

interviewer: so tell me a bit about yourself

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rockon-ro:

FLUORITE (Calcium Fluoride) crystals from Mexico.

Platonic relationships are great and all

goodmorningbalthazar:

but I prefer Socratic relationships

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wetheurban:

DESIGN: Submerged Turntable by Evan Holm

Artist Evan Holm is convinced that ‘there will be a time when all tracings of human culture will dissolve back into the soil under the slow crush of the unfolding universe’. 

To demonstrate these rather dark thoughts, he created a submerged record player that’s still producing a nearly perfect audio as demonstrated in the short video below.

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nephyria:

melmoths:

nephyria:

"asexuality is just the lack of a sex drive, or a really low one" uuhhh no. really, no. that is incorrect, you have been lied to, i’m sorry.

asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone. sex drive is your horny meter. you can still be horny and not be sexually attracted to people! similarly you can be sexually attracted to people and not be horny!! amaze

nooooooope.

asexuality is the lack of sexual feelings of any kind.

what you’re describing is called analloeroticism.

cordially, an asexual

not….really??? like it’d definitely be in the asexual spectrum, but it’s sorta different

like by that logic, a gay guy could only identify as gay if he were sexually attracted to every guy, and was also stuck at the peak of his libido and was always up for sex. but that’s not how it works at all, especially since sexual feelings are mostly biological. you would literally die if that were happening.

it also implies that someone who’s allosexual stop being allosexual during like periods of erectile dysfunction or other sex-related physiological disorders or whatever and instead would become asexual, which…isn’t true

and the term “anal” generally implies a sort of choosiness or pickyness, which is incorrect, because a person’s sexuality isn’t a choice

i’m not certain where you’re coming from with this, but “not sexually attracted to any gender” is the definition that I’ve seen generally accepted by the community

sincerely, also an asexual

there is no “asexual spectrum”, only a sexual one (which goes from hyposexuality to hypersexuality—it defines how often/much someone feels sexual attraction). you’re either sexual or asexual. there is no inbetween.

the “asexual spectrum” was made up on AVEN when it started going downhill—i’m not going to rant about how bad AVEN is again, but you can inbox me about that if you’re interested.

like by that logic, a gay guy could only identify as gay if he were sexually attracted to every guy, and was also stuck at the peak of his libido and was always up for sex. but that’s not how it works at all, especially since sexual feelings are mostly biological. you would literally die if that were happening.

but this is not what i’m saying at all?
i didn’t say sexual people are constantly horny. i don’t know where you got that impression.

let me be clear: libido is a primary part of sexual attraction. you can’t be sexually attracted to people if you haven’t got a libido—but how often someone feels sexual attraction is absolutely irrelevant when it comes to defining their sexuality: a hyposexual person is still sexual; a hypersexual person is equally sexual. they’re both on the sexual spectrum.

so, in relation to your example: a gay guy can only identify as gay if he’s got a libido and he’s sexually attracted to people of the same gender. does it matter how often he wants to have sex? no.
the same goes for all allosexuals (though of course they’re not all attracted to the same gender like Example Gay Guy—the kinsey scale exists for a reason).

now, if having a libido is what makes you sexual (because it makes you fall on the sexual spectrum), the only people who can claim to be asexual are the ones who haven’t got a libido. i fall under this category.

so what about the ones who have a libido and yet feel no sexual attraction? they can’t be allosexual—their libido doesn’t have an object, they don’t fall on the kinsey scale. but they can’t be asexual either, because they fall on the sexual one.
anil aggraval calls them analloerotic.

it also implies that someone who’s allosexual stop being allosexual during like periods of erectile dysfunction or other sex-related physiological disorders or whatever and instead would become asexual, which…isn’t true

you’re just listing temporary medical conditions. sexuality isn’t a condition.

and the term “anal” generally implies a sort of choosiness or pickyness, which is incorrect, because a person’s sexuality isn’t a choice

i didn’t coin the term. i’m in no position to knock on anil aggraval’s door and tell them to change it, and neither are you. but i’d rather use an already known term than make another from scratch.

i’m not certain where you’re coming from with this, but “not sexually attracted to any gender” is the definition that I’ve seen generally accepted by the community

they community has a reputation of being absolutely horrid though lol.

i think i’ve been quite exhaustive, but here’s a summary of what i’ve said in other words:

  • all sexuals fall on the sexual spectrum.
  • allosexuals fall on the sexual spectrum AND on the kinsey scale.
  • analloerotics only fall on the sexual spectrum. they’re just as sexual as allosexuals.
  • asexuals don’t fall on anything. definitely not sexual.

nephyria:

"asexuality is just the lack of a sex drive, or a really low one" uuhhh no. really, no. that is incorrect, you have been lied to, i’m sorry.

asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone. sex drive is your horny meter. you can still be horny and not be sexually attracted to people! similarly you can be sexually attracted to people and not be horny!! amaze

nooooooope.

asexuality is the lack of sexual feelings of any kind.

what you’re describing is called analloeroticism.

cordially, an asexual

womenwhokickass:

BREAKING: Malala Yousafzai Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Malala, now 17, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman two years ago in her home country of Pakistan after coming to prominence for her campaigning for education for girls.

She won for what the Nobel committee called her “heroic struggle” for girls’ right to an education.

She is the youngest ever winner of the prize. (x)

9sobelle replied to your post “i wish i believed in ghosts so i could use a ouija board to call them…”

you don’t need a ouija board to do that. just yell “dead people are nerds” they’ll hear ya

this is weirdly motivating

stves