- Adults: don't talk to your parents like that! they deserve unconditional respect, love, and obedience even though i've never met them and have no idea what kind of people they are
- Adult schoolteacher: Do you want me to call your PARENTS and tell them how you were behaving? *assumes parents aren't abusive*
- Adults: family is awesome!
- Adults: blood is thicker than water!
- Adults: your parents love you!
- Adult media producers: *create thousands of stories where families love each other ~~no matter what~~*
- Adults: It's really easy to get out of abusive families! just tell an adult :)
- Adults: *don't teach kids how to recognize abuse*
- Adults: *normalize physical abuse as 'discipline'*
- Adults: It's hard to take anything kids say seriously haha
- Adults: *takes abusive parents' word over their kids'*
Cecil? I have to go. Be patient with me. We have our phones. We have our voices, and you have the best voice of them all.
- Carlos, episode 51.
Obviously “you have the best voice of them all” is beyond adorable and I am so happy that we’ve got canon confirmation that Carlos loves Cecil’s voice (though clearly it was a given)…
but I love “be patient with me”. It’s not just “be patient until I get home”. Carlos knows that Cecil is anxious, and a little impatient with him wanting to stay in the desert and explore further. He knows Cecil gets a little infuriated with him and his obsessions. I think this isn’t just Carlos asking Cecil to be patient until he gets back to Night Vale, but asking Cecil to be patient with him, as a person - to be patient with his interests, to be patient as he learns how to communicate better, to be patient as he figures out how to balance the important things in his life.
They run into a problem this episode, with priorities that don’t line up, and they talk about it. It’s maybe not the best communication in the world, but for two people who have had a lot of communication issues it’s obvious that they are trying, that they’re improving, and that they’re listening to one another.
Orlando, who was dining with Leonardo DiCaprio at the Cipriani restaurant on Wednesday night, was very, very angry, when Justin, who didn’t have a reservation at the eatery, approached their table to try to talk to the actors.
DiCaprio had proceeded to shoo away the pop singer with his hand, leading Bieber to provoke a fight which saw Bloom jump over a sofa to get at the 20-year-old Baby singer at the restaurant.
as the next season of doctor who approaches its time for me to wrestle with the question
does my faith in peter capaldi outweigh my distrust of steven moffat
I am familiar with that question.
APPARENTLY THEY’RE YELLING AT EACH OTHER ON SET AND THE GENERAL VIBE IS PETER CAPALDI DECLARING THAT HE WILL NOT BE CHASED OFF THIS SHOW
One in three adults wishes Britain still had an empire
What kind of fuckery is this?
Ahhh, white people who love imperialism, colonialism, forcing the Bible and the English language down everyone’s throats! Banning local cultures, traditions, languages, and religious customs. Banning homosexuality and imposing racist, sexist, patriarchal, homophobic Victorian ideals down brown + black people’s throats! Lovely.
Seriously, the whitewashing of history in school is NO joke. No wonder many people are woefully ignorant.
this is why i dont like the british. the british kids i knew when i studied overseas still had plenty of imperial aspirations.
Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:
Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.
In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.
Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.
The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.
"I can’t stop crying. I might die tonight."
- what she says: i'm fine
- what she means: i'm gay for natalie dormer