I told my birth mom about my pronouns and she’s having a bit of trouble learning them but she’s making such a big effort and i don’t think i can tell her enough how much it means to me

Absolutely! Do you need anything with like, ear/nose/belly piercings tagged, or just the more “unusual” (by western standards) stuff?

Absolutely! Do you need anything with like, ear/nose/belly piercings tagged, or just the more “unusual” (by western standards) stuff?

nine-and-three-quarters:

lullabydust:

nine-and-three-quarters:

lullabydust:

Living with mental illness is like navigating a mine field every day where you’re the only person who knows about the mines. If you get through the day without tripping a mine, to everyone else it looks like you just took a walk across a nice open field. It’s not worth…

Wow. This made me think about my actions and changed my perspective on mental illness completely.

I… I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not…

No I’m 1000% serious. Quite a few of my family members are mentally ill in one way or another. Even outside of mental illness, it made me think that we only notice mistakes in each other and never stop to recognize others accomplishments, even little ones.

I’m so so so glad to hear that! And I’m sorry for being suspicious; I’m bad at sarcasm and also having a bad experience with someone on facebook right now over this post soooo.

It makes me really happy that this has influenced your views about mental illness (hopefully for the better lol). Even outside of the context of mental illness, you’re totally right. To rely on a cliche or two, we take things for granted too often and don’t know what we’ve got til it’s gone. Even little things like the locker door being stuck - we get so mad over it, but when it works we don’t clap and get excited! In some ways it makes sense because most of us don’t have the time or energy to get excited over every little thing working the way it’s “supposed” to, but I think that philosophy should be revised a bit when it comes to people instead of objects/events. We humans need praise, not just criticism :)

(Also seriously, thank you for telling me how this tiny little text post influenced you. It really made my day and is making the argument with the FB person seem a lot more worth it.)

othersidhe:

clinicallydepressedpug:

lullabydust:

Living with mental illness is like navigating a mine field every day where you’re the only person who knows about the mines. If you get through the day without tripping a mine, to everyone else it looks like you just took a walk across a nice open field. It’s not worth mentioning, let alone congratulating you over. But if you lose and everything blows up in your face, everyone notices. Everyone sees. And since they can’t see the mines, they just assume you built the bomb yourself and let it explode.

Accurate.

Then there are the people that know you see the mines, and even if they don’t see them themselves they still know what to look for, and they make sure to push you onto them, and when it blows you’re the only one getting hurt. But according to them, it’s still your fault.

Or the ones who make fun of you for that funny little dance you do to get across the field every day, because “why can’t you just walk across like a normal person?”

Or the ones who point at the jungle gym in the middle of their field and wail “But I have obstacles too!”

Or the ones who have their own mines to deal with but then insist that your mines aren’t in the exact same place as theirs and they’ve never seen mines that look like that anyway, so therefore your mines aren’t real.

the-treble:

bonusvampirus:

*makes heterophobic text post*

It’s a metaphor, see? You make a mean text post, but you don’t back it with thousands of years of violently-upheld institutional power, so it doesn’t have the power to actually hurt anyone. 

best one yet

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nine-and-three-quarters:

lullabydust:

Living with mental illness is like navigating a mine field every day where you’re the only person who knows about the mines. If you get through the day without tripping a mine, to everyone else it looks like you just took a walk across a nice open field. It’s not worth…

Wow. This made me think about my actions and changed my perspective on mental illness completely.

I… I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic or not…

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  • #deat.h
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Stay safe, everyone!

(P.S. The period before the last letter letter in each item of the above list was added so that people who normally block those tags will still see this post. That period is not present in the actual tags. You can check my tagging page to see the proper list.)

tempeh-princess:

little things that help ease symptoms of depression:

  • turn the lights on and open a window
  • eat something healthy and drink ice cold water
  • find a comforting album to listen to whenever things get bad
  • take a long, relaxing bath
  • do yourself up in full make up and hair
  • be around people, even if you don’t think it will help
  • watch something funny on netflix
  • wear your favorite/most comfortable outfit
  • immerse yourself in a hobby like drawing
  • lose yourself in a really good book or movie

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I leave for ONE DAY and I come back and one of my posts has almost 400 notes??? What do you guys DO when I’m gone?

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US Army ranks, insignia, and descriptions

erincopland:

Note: I thought this would be a useful writing reference if you’re creating your own army. Outrageously plagiarized from http://www.army.mil/symbols/armyranks.html with a few notes added by myself in italics. Rank refers to that Soldier’s hierarchy in the Army, pay grade refers to what their salary is.

Rank                                                           Pay Grade        

Junior Enlisted                                               

Private (PVT)                                                    E-1

Private Second Class (PV2)                             E-2

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(Both addressed as “Private”)
Lowest rank: a trainee who’s starting Basic Combat Training (BCT). Primary role is to carry out orders issued to them to the best of his/her ability. PVT does not have an insignia. You are allowed to throw small animals at them and shove them into mud puddles.

Private First Class (PFC)                                  E-3

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(Addressed as “Private” or “PFC”)
PV2s are promoted to this level after one year—or earlier by request of a supervisor. Individual can begin BCT at this level with experience or prior military training. Carries out orders issued to them to the best of his/her ability. Less twitchy than the other privates.

Specialist (SPC)                                               E-4

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(Addressed as “Specialist”)
Can manage other enlisted Soldiers of lower rank. Has served a minimum of two years. People enlisting with a four year college degree can enter BCT as a Specialist. The sweetest enlisted rank, as you have all the knowledge and none of the responsibility.

Noncommissioned Officers

Corporal (CPL)                                                  E-4

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(Addressed as “Corporal”)
The base of the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) ranks, CPLs serve as team leader of the smallest Army units. Like SGTs, they are responsible for individual training, personal appearance and cleanliness of Soldiers.   

Sergeant (SGT)                                                  E-5

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(Addressed as “Sergeant”)
Typically commands a squad (9 to 10 Soldiers). Considered to have the greatest impact on Soldiers because SGTs oversee them in their daily tasks. These baby sergeants do their best but often run crying to Mommy (read: platoon leader).

Staff Sergeant (SSG)                                         E-6

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(Addressed as “Sergeant”)
Also commands a squad (9 to 10 Soldiers). Often has one or more SGTs under their leadership. Responsible for developing, maintaining and utilizing the full range of his Soldiers’ potential. AKA Mommy.

Sergeant First Class (SFC)                                E-7

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(Addressed as “Sergeant”)
Key assistant and advisor to the platoon leader. Generally has 15 to 18 years of Army experience and puts it to use by making quick, accurate decisions in the best interests of the Soldiers and the country.

Master Sergeant (MSG)                                     E-8

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(Addressed as “Sergeant”)
Principal NCO at the battalion level, and often higher. Not charged with all the leadership responsibilities of a 1SG, but expected to dispatch leadership and other duties with the same professionalism.

First Sergeant (1SG)                                          E-8

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(Addressed as “First Sergeant”)
Principal NCO and life-blood of the company: the provider, disciplinarian and wise counselor. Instructs other SGTs, advises the Commander and helps train all enlisted Soldiers. Assists Officers at the company level (62 to 190 Soldiers). Often found choking junior officers to death. We call this natural selection.

Sergeant Major (SGM)                                       E-9

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(Addressed as “Sergeant Major”)
SGMs’ experience and abilities are equal to that of the CSM, but the sphere of influence regarding leadership is generally limited to those directly under his charge. Assists Officers at the battalion level (300 to 1,000 Soldiers).

Command Sergeant Major (CSM)                      E-9

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(Addressed as ” Command Sergeant Major”)
Functioning without supervision, a CSM’s counsel is expected to be calm, settled and accurate—with unflagging enthusiasm (read: the seething, magma-hot rage of a 20 year veteran who still has to salute baby officers who cannot yet wipe themselves without supervision). Supplies recommendations to the commander and staff, and carries out policies and standards on the performance, training, appearance and conduct of enlisted personnel. Assists Officers at the brigade level (3,000 to 5,000 Soldiers).

Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA)                    Senior Enlisted Advisor

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There’s only one Sergeant Major of the Army. This rank is the epitome of what it means to be a Sergeant and oversees all Non-Commissioned Officers. Serves as the senior enlisted advisor and consultant to the Chief of Staff of the Army (a four-star General). Has larger genitals than you. Always.

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