Every day's an adventure when you're in as many fandoms as me.
23/trying to get into grad school/procrastinating with webcomics/complaining about being poor
Imagine having braces during the apocalypse. no one can take your braces off. And you just have to accept that you’ll have braces forever.
i want a novel focused around a character with braces during the apocalypse and the entire plot of the story revolves around their search for an orthodontist who is still alive and they sort of accidentally save the world in the process
Titled: Brace for It.
BRACED FOR IMPACT come ON
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
I’m breaking my back just to know your name…
FRENCH-LANGUAGE COMICS WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME
the new ask meme: send me literally anything and ill tell you something i hate about it
who has good water- or ocean-related songs to share
maybe i should just make a playlist of all the things i’ve found remixes of online that did not need to be remixed
aries - fucking weeb
taurus - otaku trash
gemini - sleeps w/ at least 2 waifu pillows
cancer - wants to be a mangaka
leo - entry level anime filth
virgo - likes sword art online
libra - owns all of evangelion on dvd
scorpio - subscribed to shonen jump
sagittarius - pocky eater
capricorn - wears neko ears to family events
aquarius - naruto runner
pisces - wapanese
Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead.
On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it.
In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern.
The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead.
It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost.
"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."
"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."
"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."
Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony.
People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin.
People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them.
You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.
Words are simply a tagging system we humans use to indicate packets of experience. When I say “shark,” you might think of Jaws, or maybe that time you saw a shark at the aquarium, or of shark statistics, or whatever you categorize under “shark.” However, “shark” to a victim of a shark attack is indelibly linked to that experience. The mere word could be enough to send them into a flashback, because the experience their brain files under “shark” was so traumatic.
In the same way, words that have been used as a weapon to harm a person naturally have more power in their ears BECAUSE of the harmful experiences attached. Just because YOU haven’t been hurt by a specific word doesn’t mean that it can’t be harmful for anyone ever. Indeed, words that affirm you and build you up might have the opposite effect on another person, and you need to respect their pain in that.
You don’t get to decide what a “legitimately” harmful word. You don’t get to decide what’s an allowable painful experience. Refusing to stop behavior that another person has already informed you is actively hurting them is both callous and cruel, and you do NOT get to try to fob the cost of it onto them by saying they’re “too sensitive.” You’re not being sensitive enough.
naming characters more like KILL ME NOW