A PSA FOR CAT OWNERS!
Lilies are toxic to cats and can kill them if any pollen is ingested. Be wary of the types of plants you bring into your house. This lady’s story has a sad ending, as three of her cats ingested pollen from an arrangement she received as a gift and it proved fatal.
Please be careful!
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Plus, a lot of cities offer FREE public transportation. Write this down and stick it in your wallet, even if you have a designated driver for New Year’s Eve.
Remember, kids. Drunk blogging = hilarious, but drunk driving = stupid. Be safe and protect your friends and family. There’s no shame in calling for a Tipsy Tow or taking advantage of free public transportation — and there’s no excuse for not doing so. I’ll be taking advantage of free public transportation this year. I suggest you do the same (if available), if for no other reason than avoiding the drunken asshats who didn’t.
Please be safe everyone. I worked as an EMT in college and have transported more casualties of drunk driving to the ER than I would like to remember. Have a reliable DD, crash at a friend’s house (if possible and if you’re comfortable there) or take advantage of free public transportation or these options. Whatever you do, do not get behind the wheel of a car if you’ve been drinking. Don’t even have car keys on you.
Please remember this. Many of us have to drive and work on New Year’s Eve, don’t drive drunk. You risk our lives as well as your own.
This needs to get spread a good bit more.
uses for large boobs
- emergency pockets
- emergency shelving
- emergency hand warmers
- emergency place for small animals to perch on
- that’s all
I keep my phone, ipod, lip balm and sometimes notes to myself in my bra on a daily basis
^5 A fellow booby-phone person! (my hubby, literally, calls it the ‘booby-phone’ and now I can’t call it anything else, *snirk*) My BFF and my female housemate both keep their phones in their bras, too.
Tip: buy infant socks and tuck your mobile into it when keeping in your bra - if you get sweaty, it keeps your phone dry/non-icky.
Happy Friday the 13th!!!
So I have been to Speedy’s a lot during the past two weeks … and I got to chat with Chris, the owner, a bit. He talked about the plans for the website (exciting stuff for Sherlock fans!!!) and about fannish things they can make so that people can get souveniers to take home. Last year, they had a whole bunch of Speedy’s menus printed as souveniers. They cost £6 per piece (they are expensive to make and pretty good quality) but people have been nicking them. Of course that is sorta what people do occasionally, and some collect menus…which I guess is fine if it’s from a place like Hardrock Café which is a huge chain and they order their menus in large numbers.
But Speedy’s is a very small café and every menu that is taken literally costs Chris money.
Now, the thing is, they have been immensely welcoming to the Sherlock fandom. I don’t know any place in London which offers such quality both in food and in service. They embrace the adventure of having accidentally become part of the Sherlock universe and they are incredibly happy that Sherlock has brought them new and often excited customers.
So, if you want one of those menus, ask the staff and they will sell you a new one. Don’t take them, because they do cost money and if they lose money they won’t be able to create merch for us to bring home.
And since I noticed a few shy people hanging around… don’t be shy. Go in there, chat to the staff, eat awesome food, take pictures of the pictures, stare at the pictures (that’s what they are there for ;) ), take pictures of yourself in front of the famous door or the cafe. They are used to it and happy to be part of it all :-)
Please read. Don’t steal things that don’t belong to you. What are you, three years old? As Maria says, they’re more than happy to accommodate you in all manner of fannish things. Go to Speedy’s and enjoy!
Yes, please don’t be the one who ruins it for everyone else. We all know what that’s like, and no one enjoys it.
Wow, first of all: thank you so much, I can’t believe the response of I’ve gotten to my flower (etc.) crown post. It’s incredibly awesome.
A lot of people have asked so: YES. I do plan to draw more crowns. At this point: NO, I am not taking requests.
(However- shameless plug: while I’m not taking crown suggestions, for $8 I can draw you your very own custom crown using whatever theme/design you want, that you can use to decorate your blog or profile or whatever. If anyone is interested in that drop me a note and we can work out the details.)
I do want to address one thing: at this point I have seen an alarming (i.e. more than one) number of people talking about how they’d like to/are planning to turn my crowns into prints or patches or use the images for their own designs. I ask that you please do not do this- or at the very least: please ask me first.
That being said: if people want prints or stickers or something I could totally look into that. Would anyone like a flower crown (etc.) print or sticker sheet? I wish I could offer them for real, but like…. a sheet of 8 cool crown stickers could be awesome? Everyone likes stickers, right?
Today on “seriously, do not do this” theater:
Sfe made a thing. It was awesome. People are now openly stating their intent to profit off of Sfe’s thing. To sell Sfe’s thing. To make money from something that was never theirs to use.
Do not do this.
Artists and authors and other creative professionals do not get our digestive systems replaced with a nuclear battery and our bills cover by a government grant. We pay for all the same things you do, as well as whatever it takes to make our art (markers and paper and research books and fabric). We need money to live. That money comes from our work, just like yours does.
Please don’t be the person who steals from someone who needs to be able to pay their bills, just like you do, because you think the thing is cool. You know what’s cooler? Paying to keep art coming into the world.
To quote Wil Wheaton: “Don’t Be A Dick”
I posted this three times tonight and had three people tell me that I helped save their life. Thank you to those people who have decided to struggle through to let us enjoy the gift of one more day of their prescence gracing us all. I hope that you all reblog this, to save another few. Because we all dserve another chance and hope in life. I went to the hospital 6 times before I decided to keep my life but I hope none of you suffer that much. And I hope you all can make that scary, seemingly painful, blind, hoping, wonderful step to live.
I want to help you in any way I can. ANYTHING. I mean it. If I had had someone stay with me and text me or talk to me all night, just one time, it would have changed my life. I know how hard those nights can be.
^I love this girl more than words can express.
foundmywaywheniwaslost: I am always here if anyone ever needs to talk/vent. You have a purpose, Please Stay Alive. <3
Not just for tonight but for the rest of your life. You have so much to look forward to in the future that if you choose to kill yourself, it will be the biggest mistake of your life. You’re going to miss out on people you’ll never be able to meet, kids you’ll never have, a partner to love or partys to go to. There’s just too much that you’ll miss out on. You deserve and have the right to be here as much as the person next to you does. You’re just a drop in the ocean. You were meant to be here and you have a purpose. Don’t ever forget that. And if you feel like you don’t, just believe in yourself because you do. If you ever feel worthless or like shit, know that I love you and those dicks that tell you shit are jealous that you’re who you are because there’s something about you that they wish they could have. Please stay strong and never give up because things DO GET BETTER.
3rd time I reblog this xx
Keep your self awake, I hope your here to stay. This day is not yet over, let me be your four leaf clover.
Reblogged it and queued it so it’ll post tomorrow too. And the next day and the next so I hope I can save someone. We all love you.
someone messaged me this morning saying it helped and thanked me, so im reblogging this again, and queuing it. stay strong guys.
I reblog this whenever I see it. If you don’t reblog it, unfollow me right now. If you don’t care enough to put this simple picture on your blog, I’m judging you.
The very first time that I reblogged this, I had someone message me the next day saying that because of me, they didn’t kill themself. From then on whenever I see anything like this on Tumblr it’s an instant reblog for me. After receiving that message it just changed something in me. Whenever anyone I see on my dash is having thoughts of self-harm or even suicide, I automatically go to their page and offer them even just an ear to listen. Nearly all of them I receive messages back from saying that they are grateful, and they end up sharing their story with me, and in return I give them advice as best I can. Several of them have said that their lives have gotten much better because they opened up and sought out help.
Out of those people, I’d say at least 5 have even gone so far as to say that they didn’t kill themself because of me. That is, I kid you not, the best feeling in the world.
I needed this reminder.
Please, don’t do it.
(I am not judging anybody, threatening anybody, or adding any negativity into this - that’s not necessary - reblog if you will, or not, your choice.)
The Bystander Effect - The Bystander Effect is a social phenomenon in which a person (or persons) are less likely to offer help to another person (or persons) when there are more people around who can also provide assistance. Many people believe that, when there is an emergency and lots of people are present, the people in need are more likely to get assistance. However, this is not the case. Rather, the more people there are who can help, the less likely each person is to offer help. Thus, when in a group, people are less likely to offer help than when they are alone.
I’m going to hijack this post to talk about what you should do to combat the bystander effect. The bystander effect is very real and can have some very serious consequences. People die all the time because of the bystander effect.
If you know CPR and you see someone in distress, congratulations you are now in charge. Don’t stand around and wait for someone else to do something. You are officially the most capable person on scene.
Start CPR immediately. While you’re at it, pick someone in the crowd and point to them. Loudly say, “You call 911!”. Do Not say “someone call 911”. If you say “someone” everyone there is going to think that someone else is “someone”. You have to pick a specific person.
If you don’t know CPR and aren’t capable of offering any direct assistance, it is officially your job to call for emergency services. If you don’t have a cellphone, start looking for a phone or someone else who has a phone.
Whenever you are in doubt about whether or not you need to take action, remember the bystander effect. Remember that other people will be in doubt too, and those other people may not be armed with the knowledge you have.
If you pass a car accident on the highway and think “I’m sure someone else has already called it in” remember that everyone else who passed thought the exact same thing. Call it in. Emergency services would rather receive 100 calls about the same accident than not receive any calls at all.
I try really hard to keep this in mind whenever I see any sort of emergency.
All, we’ve heard from a bunch of you who are concerned about Tumblr censoring NSFW/adult content. While there seems to be a lot of misinformation flying around, most of the confusion seems to stem from our complicated flagging/filtering features. Let me clear up (and fix) a few things:
1. Last year, we added “Safe Mode” which lets you filter out NSFW content from tag and search pages. This is enabled by default for new users and can be toggled in your Dashboard Settings. As some of you have pointed out, disabling Safe Mode still wasn’t allowing search results from all blogs to appear. This has been fixed.
2. Some search terms are blocked (returning no results) in some of our mobile apps. Unfortunately, different app environments have different requirements that we do our best to adhere to. The reason you see innocent tags like #gay being blocked on certain platforms is that they are still frequently returning adult content which our entire app was close to being banned for. The solution is more intelligent filtering which our team is working diligently on. We’ll get there soon. In the meantime, you can browse #lgbtq — which is moderated by our community editors — in all of Tumblr’s mobile apps. You can also see unfiltered search results on tumblr.com using your mobile web browser.
3. Earlier this year, in an effort to discourage some not-so-nice people from using Tumblr as free hosting for spammy commercial porn sites, we started delisting this tiny subset of blogs from search engines like Google. This was never intended to be an opt-in flag, but for some reason could be enabled after checking off
NSFW → Adultin your blog settings. This was confusing and unnecessary, so we’ve dropped the extra option. If your blog contains anything too sexy for the average workplace, simply check “Flag this blog as NSFW" so people in Safe Mode can avoid it. Your blog will still be promoted in third-party search engines.
Aside from these fixes, there haven’t been any recent changes to Tumblr’s treatment of NSFW content, and our view on the topic hasn’t changed. Empowering your creative expression is the most important thing in the world to us. Making sure people aren’t surprised by content they find offensive is also incredibly important and we are always working to put more control in your hands.
Sorry for all of the confusion. If you have any more concerns or suggestions on how we can make these features clearer or more useful, please email us!
so you know how everyone is always like lol illuminati 666 hail satan the south will rise again etc.
well today i was like hey what exactly was the illuminati anyways? and i
Next time on: I didn’t know I was a member of the Illuminati.
ATTENTION COSPLAYERS: IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT TRIGGER DISCIPLINE
So you’re cosplaying Jake, or Jade, or Yoko, or Dante, or some other badass who carries around guns all the time: here’s a quick tip to make your cosplay of them just that much cooler (and less eye-twitch-inducing for cosplayers who know how to handle a real gun).
If you’re cosplaying a character who knows how to handle guns, then they’re going to know trigger discipline - which is simply unless you plan and are ready to shoot what you’re pointing at, don’t put your finger on the trigger. (In real life this keeps you from accidentally shooting yourself in the foot or anything else you didn’t mean to shoot.)
So you’re taking a picture holding your gun skywards by your head? Rest your pointer finger against the body of the gun, or outside the trigger guard. Aiming at the camera for the kill shot? NOW you can put your finger on the trigger.
This message has been brought to you by Liz, Patty, and someone who learned to shoot on a .22 rifle.
there’s not enough reblogs in the world for this post
Ditto so hard! THIS! ^^
I usually don’t reblog stuff like this because this is my art blog but this hit close to home and reminded me of so many conversations that made me feel like garbage.
It always makes me see red when I see lesbians (and gay men) treating bisexuals this way. I don’t think I can even type too much more without quickly reaching a point where I just smash my head into the keyboard.
ALL OF THIS.
I’ve honestly never seen anyone discuss my sexuality, which is cyclical in a way that makes no sense. Sometimes I irrationally want only women; other times all I want are men. It isn’t really bisexual in a way that is equally interested in both. “Bi” is the best fit because it is more accurate most of the time, but I fluctuate between the poles of straight and gay and as much as I love bi-centric things, I’m really not that either. I’m frustrated because I feel like the only person with my sexuality, and that I’ll never be happy with anyone because I won’t be one sexuality long enough to start to love them.