1. waywardsonapocalypse:

    godstiels-fallen-dragon:

    familyfriendlyporno:

    brookeeverdeen:

    DAD JOKE

    well at the end of the movie it really was just hazel

    ARE YOU SERIOUS YOU SOGGY LAMP HOW COULD YOU

    you soggy lamp

    (via theoriginalroamingunderdog)

     

  2. "All I can say Emma, is: fuck them"
    — 

    Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett in a letter to Emma Watson

    Feminists are rallying round Emma Watson after 4chan members threatened to leak nude photos in response to her UN speech about gender equality. Read more »

    (via guardian)

    (Source: theguardian.com, via guardian)

     
  3. Haha—this is me.

    (Source: johndarlings, via lilopelekai)

     

  4. Honesty on Chronic Pain and Madelungs Deformity

    If I could explain Madelungs Deformity to someone HONESTLY this is what I would say this:

    Madelungs Deformity is a deformity in the way you’re wrists are formed—you’re born with it too and it begins in early adolescents usually at age thirteen. It started at age nine for me. When doctors describe it to you they use words like ‘ulna’, ‘radius’, and ‘growth plate’. But you don’t really hear them because you are in a hell of a lot of pain. It’s categorized as a connective tissue disorder. But none of that really explains what it’s like to have it, day after day. And no body tells you that it comes with chronic pain and depression, and that those things together can be a volatile combination. 

    It’s horrible and painful. Some days the pain feels like boiling water and I’m drowning in it, from the inside out.

    It’s always there; it’s a rare disease/deformity/disability, and so few people know about it.

    It’s the reason it took me almost six years to finish high school; the reason it feels like my body is at war with itself everyday; it’s the thing that keeps me alone and the thing that holds onto me. It was the first to introduce me to the deep and numbing, sadness that we call depression.

    It likes to drag me down. 

    I’d tell you that because of Madelungs Deformity, this congenital deformity, I experience a type of ever-lasting pain. It’s pretty extreme pain, if I’m being honest, and it’s chronic.

    It’s a sort of curse, but at the same time if I squint my eyes, I can see it as a gift or a blessing of sorts. I’ve seen the more of the world and more of humanity than I would have, had I been normal.

    I’d tell you that it isn’t as bad as it once was, but that it’s still bad.

    I have good days, and bad days, and days I just want to scream.

    Along with being chronic, it’s frustrating because I just want life to start. I’ve had three surgeries, one two months ago. But while I’ve been busy fighting to live, my family and friends have grown bored of it, and they’ve all moved on. It’s not their fault really, I get it. 

    I’d say to you that sometimes I just want to prove this pain to people who don’t believe me, I want to show it to them.

    I would tell you that the hospitals, surgeries, children’s rehabilitation centers, the tests, the medications, the appointments—those were all easier than the endless day-to-day struggling I endure. 

    It gets tiring, which is why I’ve resolved to keep my mouth quiet. 

    I’d tell you that with this problem there have been really bad times in my life when people have used me and taken advantage of me. Sadly, some of these people were very, very close to me. As in family close.

    This is the third surgery I had—it took place on June 10. I’m recovering now. Recovering and floating. Waiting, once again, for life to start. 

    Because of what and how people judge pain people don’t believe me. I don’t look like I’m in pain….

    Well that is because when I’m out I work hard—effing hard to not show it, the truth is, if they wanted to see it—they would.

    The last thing I would tell you is that aside from all that I am more than the sum of my parts. I am more than the pain and the deformity.And I’m a survivor.  

     
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  6. Facts about Madelungs Deformity

    • Often associated with Leri-Wells dyschondrosteosis 
    • A condition you’re born with-cases can range from mild to severe 
    • Characterized by malformed wrists 
    • Bilateral—in both hands
    • Extremely rare, not known by many people
    • Found mainly in females, though it can occur in males
    • Depending on the severity it can cause a serious chronic pain problem which can not be fixed or cured 
    • A side effect of chronic pain is depression
    • Isolation 
    • This deformity is classified as a connective tissue disorder

    Having a severe case of this deformity is hard—I was diagnosed at age nine. Have had three surgeries now and been on countless medication. Chronic pain going on 11 years. Sounds like a long time, right? Well, I’m 21. This deformity is very rare. Many people don’t know what it is. 

    And that’s why I wanted to share some of these facts with you. For those that have it, life can be a lot harder and it can be lonely. Which is why I want to share this and why I wanted to share some of my story—you’re not alone with this thing. 

     
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  8. "So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them that it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). But that’s not what I actually needed. What I actually needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered. 
    I have found this very useful to think about over the years, and I find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when you aren’t constantly berating yourself for being sad."
    — John Green (via creatingaquietmind)

    (Source: fishingboatproceeds, via a-thousand-words)

     
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  10. edwardspoonhands:

    kboveyart:

    The Town was Paper

    Multimedia by KBovey

    My artwork is based upon the novel Paper Towns by John Green and represents the fragility of the written word and the fandoms built around them. A fandom is a kingdom or domain of fans that come together to discuss and empathise with the characters in a novel or film.

    Viewers are invited to interact with the sculpture by moving the buildings and houses and also use the template provided to construct their own paper building to add to the town, therefore participating in the expansion and evolution of fandoms as a whole.

    “The town was paper but the memories were not.” – John Green

    I would like to thank the authors for their amazing books that have inspired this work, in no particular order: cassandraclare, fishingboatproceeds, theartofnotwriting, Suzzane Collins and JK Rowling.

    I know this isn’t a game, but I want to play this game.

     

  11. Dragons Fire Tea

    honeycoyote:

    Spicy warming tea, to fuel your inner dragon fire. 

    Materials Needed:

    • 7 whole Cloves
    • 2 orange slices
    • 2 cinnamon sticks broken
    • Fresh grated Ginger
    • 4 tsp brown sugar or Honey

    Boil water and steep for 10 minutes the  strain.

    -By HoneyCoyote-

    I kinda want to try it

    (via serenselkie)

     
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  13. "When you meditate, do not try to have good thoughts, do not try to keep away bad thoughts, do not try to stop thoughts, and do not try to go after them. Rather, rest in a state of being aware of the thoughts as they arise."
    — Kalu Rinpoche (via thecalminside)
     
  14. "For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’

    I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.

    When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.

    When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”

    When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.

    I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.

    Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

    (Source: holandroden, via youngadultread)

     

  15. Much of my life had been devoted to trying not to cry in front of people who loved me, so I knew what Augustus was doing. You clench your teeth. You look up. You tell yourself that if they see you cry, it will hurt them, and you will be nothing but a Sadness in their lives, and you must not become a mere sadness, so you will not cry, and you say all of this to yourself while looking up at the ceiling, and then you swallow even though your throat does not want to close and you look at the person who loves you and smile.” 
    ― John Green