Small and Random Acts of Blogging
why are people even questioning obesity in america
why is your tea liquidised?
….. Where exactly do you live that the tea isn’t liquid?!?
ENGLAND. WHERE IT IS IN A BAG AND YOU MAKE IT YOURSELF.
like what do you do with already liquid tea? Microwave it?
No it’s sweet tea you drink it cold
WHO DRINKS COLD TEA???
HAVE YOU NEVER HAD ICED/SWEET TEA BEFORE?!?
so i reblogged this from a british person and i’ve been laughing at their tags for 600 years
England, you stole tea from China. You’ve had it a mere 4 centuries compared to their 30+. Don’t play like you’re some kind of authority.
I used to help a Polish girl with her English and once we talked about tea and I said how I like mine, hot [because English to the marrow] with milk no sugar. And the look of horror that froze on her face, “MILK?! IN YOUR TEA? GOD, NO!” This tiny facet of ordinary everydayness for your average Brit was clearly the most shocking thing she’d learnt since her arrival on our shores. We are all barbarians to her now, I think.
50 Shades of Abuse Flyer - Canada
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Okay. I understood all the flack Twilight got for being an abusive relationship. Because it was and it was being read by a very young and impressionable audience. But ffs, 50 Shades is an ADULT NOVEL. Iit is about a BDSM couple. Which - newsflash - do exist. It is a completely consensual form of dominate/submissive sex play. The whole concept of domestic violence and abuse is that one side exerts control over an unwilling victim. I don’t recall Anastasia, or whatever she’s called, protesting to Christian’s form of sex. If I remember correctly, she quite enjoyed it! So before you condemn a work of romanticizedfiction, actually consider it’s audience and remember that they are mature and capable enough to know the difference between reality and fiction.
so i guess you didn’t read the parts where he coerces her and the part where he continues after she has used her safeword and acts like a fucking creep whenever they aren’t having sex
it is the worst possible introduction to BDSM i could imagine
i know my shit okay
im hoping the people defending this book are 1. never getting into BDSM 2. not currently into BDSM 3. havent read the book bc i dont want to believe anyone is that fucking stupid
knowledge on you right now.
Wanna know the BDSM mantra? Safe, sane, consensual.
So let me explain why this book was devoid of all three of these things.
Safe - In the first few chapters of the novel, Christian Grey tracks Ana’s cell phone to find her at a club. Takes her home when she’s drunk, changes her when she’s so intoxicated she doesn’t remember him doing so,and informs her he will be keeping tabs on her for her own benefit. This is not the behaviour of a respectable Dominant. This is the behaviour of a power hungry, abusive asshole who really can’t take no for an answer.
Sane - One of the most important parts of BDSM is aftercare. Scenes can be extremely traumatizing and intense for the submissive. Aftercare is anything from petting to cuddling to holding to sweet talking, whatever degree of gentleness a bottom would need to pull them out of “subspace”. How does Christian provide aftercare? He submits Ana to a traumatizing first time spanking experience AND THEN FUCKING LEAVES. AND GETS MAD THAT SHE DIDN’T TELL HIM SHE WAS UPSET. He’s the one who should fucking know better! That, again, is not the act of a responsible Dominant. It’s the act of a selfish abuser.
Consensual - Did I mention he undressed her when she was belligerently drunk? Tracked her phone to locate her? He also buys her a new car despite her saying no countless times. Now, consent is important for any kind of sexual activity at all. Consent means informed, consent means enthusiastic. Informed, enthusiastic consent. This is crucial in a BDSM setting. Scenes can be extremely intense, especially for the bottom. What is Christian’s form of obtaining consent? Handing Ana a fucking contract highlighting all the things he wants to do her asshole and asking her to sign it. She was a virgin (Don’t even get me fucking started.) who had never before been exposed to BDSM. Entering in that kind of relationship takes a gargantuan amount of trust and knowledge so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Not reading a list of kinks on a piece of paper and signing your rights to say no away. Christian didn’t offer her resources, he didn’t offer her information. He gave her an ultimatum. That is not the sort of consent a responsible Dom/me would seek from their submissive.
Fuck. This. book. It’s written in a shitty way, it’s a terrible example of a BDSM relationship (ask anybody already involved in the lifestyle and watch them go blue in the face just thinking about it), which is already faced with enough prejudice and misunderstand, and it romanticizes and glorifies abuse.
And this post is going into my bookmarks, because it is beautiful.
HEY LOOK EVERYTHING I HATE ABOUT 50 SHADES SERIES IN ONE
ooo, someone actually broke down the Safe Sane Consensual thing and how 50 Shades DOESN’T EVEN TOUCH IT WITH A 10 FOOT POLE.
I got so tired of explaining why what I liked was different from this piece of shit. Thank you.
Apart from the stuff that’s already been mentioned I’d like to add one thing that really creeped me out in the book.
Grey tries to feel Ana up while they are having dinner with his family and she “closes her legs to him”. And then he says that he found that incredibly arousing because “no one’s ever said no to him before”.
Let’s spell that out one more time:
Grey is aroused by women refusing his sexual advances.
If a big RAPIST siren doesn’t go off in your head at that, I don’t what to think.
This is a diagram of how abortion is carried out on a 23 week old fetus. The child is about a foot long and roughly one pound. He or she is starting to move and is developing blood vessels in their lung. They can hear your voice even if they cannot yet understand. The skin is thickening and fat storage begins. You can see the baby stretch as it’s arms and legs push at your belly. It is currently legal in the US to follow through with a second trimester abortion. This is only one of the three brutal procedures. Poisons are injected into the baby and it is torn limb from limb out of the mother. How can you justify this mass genocide?
Okay, repeat after me.
Abortions after 20 weeks make up only 1% of abortions, and that 1% is made up of medically necessary abortion, i.e the pregnant person is in danger or the foetus isn’t viable.
Fucking read up, you child. - Leigh
I’m aware of the statistics but that doesn’t change the fact that killing a child this late in the pregnancy is wrong. This is my opinion just as it is of others who are pro life. This late in the pregnancy, no matter how low the percentage, consists of poisoning a living being and tearing it limb from limb.
So you’re fully aware of the fact that abortion occurrences this late into a pregnancy are because of fetal anomalies or life threatening situations. But because you think “killing a child” is wrong (news flash: we all do. but abortion doesn’t involve killing children, only terminating pregnancies) you would rather let that pregnant person die. You are the antithesis of pro-life.
If you are a mother you should be willing to do absolutely anything in order to preserve your child’s life. If there is even a slight chance the baby could survive, I would pursue it in a heartbeat. Multiple people around me have made that choice and benefited by birthing their child and are now beyond glad they decided against this abortion. If you want an example of this, look up the birth of Tim Tebow. One becomes a mother at conception.
If I was in a situation like this, I would want to do everything in my power to survive. I would want to survive for my friends and family. I would want to survive for all of my loved ones, because I know how much it hurts to lose someone too soon. So yes, I would have an abortion if it meant that I would live to see another day.
I would not let myself die because there might be a chance that my fetus could be brought to term. I am not willing to die for that. Call me selfish, I don’t care.
You have no respect for people. The only thing you care about is the fetus. A potential person. Not the real person who could be standing right in front of you, dying because their pregnancy is literally killing them.
(By the way, Tim Tebow’s mother is the exception, not the rule. I suggest you look up Savita Halappanavar, one of the countless people who have died from being denied abortion care.)
"If you’re pregnant you should be willing to put yourself through sheer agony and the possibility of a painful death because the fetus in you is far more important than your life, even if the chances of the fetus living outside your body are pretty much null."
What a fucking selfish way to think.
(Just your daily reminder that the prolife movement is actually probirth. Even if it means the death of a born person and suffering for their born children, they do not care. In the least.)
JFC this is disgusting! Hey, guess what, I’m a mother and if I was in a situation where my life was endangered by a pregnancy I would ABSOLUTELY without question destroy the fetus that was threatening my life because MY DAUGHTERS the two I already have who are ALIVE and living their own lives deserve to have their mother around as long as they able to and don’t deserve to have their mother killed by a fetus when the medical technology exists to save her life. Fuck you for not giving a single shit not only about the lives of pregnant people but also about the lives of the children that they already have. You’re a disgusting excuse for a human being and I hope you spend the entire rest of your life feeling like you have to sneeze but you’re never able to actually sneeze.
This. So much this. Also, fantastic curse.
A longboat full of Vikings, promoting the new British Museum exhibition, was seen sailing past the Palace of Westminster yesterday (see page 16). Famously uncivilised, destructive and rapacious, with an almost insatiable appetite for rough sex and heavy drinking, the MPs nonetheless looked up for a bit to admire the vessel
(From The Times)
6 WRITING TIPS FROM JOHN STEINBECK
- Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised.
- Write freely and as rapidly as possible and throw the whole thing on paper. Never correct or rewrite until the whole thing is down. Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.
- Forget your generalized audience. In the first place, the nameless, faceless audience will scare you to death and in the second place, unlike the theater, it doesn’t exist. In writing, your audience is one single reader. I have found that sometimes it helps to pick out one person—a real person you know, or an imagined person and write to that one.
- If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there.
- Beware of a scene that becomes too dear to you, dearer than the rest. It will usually be found that it is out of drawing.
- If you are using dialogue—say it aloud as you write it. Only then will it have the sound of speech.
"If there is a magic in story writing, and I am convinced there is, no one has ever been able to reduce it to a recipe that can be passed from one person to another. The formula seems to lie solely in the aching urge of the writer to convey something he feels important to the reader. If the writer has that urge, he may sometimes, but by no means always, find the way to do it. You must perceive the excellence that makes a good story good or the errors that makes a bad story. For a bad story is only an ineffective story."
We have a frog and a pig
a rabbit and a promiscuously drawn woman
a donkey and a dragon
a shape shifting dog and a rainbow unicorn
and a warthog with a meerkat who raise a lion cub
But no one will ever accept the Bee Movie
I thought this was gonna be about gay couples but gee was I mistaken
I’m trying to work out how one promiscuously draws a woman. “Hey! I said, HEY! look at me drawing this woman!”