Finished a reroot of Lagoona and decided to clean her factory face off. I haven’t done a full repaint in a while so… Considering whether I want to do something dramatic or more natural. We will see!
uhoh lost some followers for defending food stamps
hey guess what
I’m on food stamps
You know how much “food assistance” actually cost out of your taxes if you’re an American?
$37 a year if you make $50,000
And that’s actually split between Food Stamps and two other food-related programs.
This reminds me of a borderline argument I got into with a guy at work over how his taxes help fund public schools. He felt that because he had no children and wasn’t planning to that his taxes shouldn’t go to that.
To which I said, “You went to school didn’t you?”
He says, “I wen’t to private school. Which my parents paid for.”
First off, not everybody can afford private school. And second, which I didn’t say because believe it or not I’m less of a bitch in public, they apparently wasted their money. He has the exact same job I do and I went to public school. Bitch.
the principal at my school made an announcement yesterday that the girls need to start covering up and then i found this in the hallway
should i post this all over my school because damn
its not even “female body parts”
leg is body part
boy have leg
girl have leg
animal have leg
fish dont have leg
but its okay
because axolotl have leg
is axolotl leg over sexualised
can axolotl not wear shorts
i think axolotl can wear shorts if axolotl wants
the last comment
Serious pet peeve, especially when it’s getting to be triple digits outside. If my thighs are distracting you from getting your education, aren’t you the one with the problem?
Inspired by every student whose told they can’t be an artist because it doesn’t “make enough money”.
It’s a nice idea and all but no, no it is not this easy and this simple to just up and do what you enjoy doing and survive off it. Even the “making way more money doing what you hate” doesn’t actually make it all that easy to keep a roof over your head.
Unless you live with your parents that “warm home” is gonna be at least $700 a month counting minimal utility usage and food probably another 200 if you’re living off really unhealthy junk. That’s also not accounting for clothes, toiletries, transportation, fuel, and worst of all, medical expenses.
And if it was so easy to just go start a store or a business there wouldn’t be so many people struggling regardless of their SUPERB fucking talent, professional level skill, motivation or educational background, namely most of the people I know on the internet.
This is a really sweet comic by a really nice, well meaning person but it’s so absurdly unrealistic for most people that it serves more as a painful reminder of things you may never accomplish, no matter your ability or the energy you put into it.
Not to mention the INSANE amount of high stress I went through struggling through being basically unemployed and living off selling crafts on Etsy. At least with my current job I have insurance and can afford an antidepressant. And, you know, the ability to pay bills and buy food and clothing.
Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
My mom and I were talking about this today after hearing about a woman who was molested on a plane who said nothing until she was picked up at the airport by her parents. My mom looked at me and asked what I would do in that situation and I looked her dead in the eye and I told her “it would take me .02 seconds to realize what was going on and yell angrily, and then I would be straight on to bitch slapping him so hard he wouldn’t be able to see the punch I’d throw with the opposite hand”.
She nodded and accepted my salty language like a seasoned sailor.
I’ve had experience with this before, in Prague a group of five girls and I were followed by three men at night. After a while they started yelling at us, the most common being “how much?” Meaning how much we “cost” as prostitutes. Seeing as they weren’t going to stop, I turned on my heel, faced them (which surprised them), spat at their feet and responded with “You couldn’t afford me.” This prompted the other girls to start yelling back at them as well, starting with our spitfire Czech friend to start slinging curses in Czech as she and the rest of the girls came up beside me. Needless to say the men backed off and pretty much fled. They weren’t expecting a fight. It empowered me and encouraged the rest of the girls to yell back too.
I’ve heard that a lot of people don’t know what to do in this situation because they’ve been taught all their lives to be polite and non-aggressive. Keep your heads down or whatever.
Keep in mind that studies have shown that rapists look for victims who won’t fight back.
Remember that nobody has the right to touch you without your consent or harass you, and you have all the right to make the biggest fuss about it that you can possibly make.
Get angry. Be in command.
I remember my mom teaching me and then my brothers as small children that if anybody tried to molest us to tell them no. To only shout coherent things if somebody tried to snatch us, i.e. “This is not my parent!”
So important lesson not just rapists but child molesters and any other manipulative bad people as well. People who manipulate look for victims who are easy TO manipulate. So it’s never too early to teach a sense of self and ownership of your body to a person.
the whole “anger is poisonous and bad for u” mindset was created by people who didn’t want to deal w the justified anger directed at them by others
anger is powerful and important, anger is fuel, and only you determine whether or not your anger is good or bad for you
Sometimes you gotta say, “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it anymore!”
Anger is like any other power source. Dangerous if it cannot be controlled. But it is still fuel (motivation) and can be harnessed in a positive way.
There has been some confusion with the rumor that Build-A-Bear is / is not actually getting a Toothless stuffed animal.
I work there and I can confirm it is true :)
We are! Happy Stuffing :)
HEAVY RAPID BREATHING
OUT OF MY WAY CHILDREN I’M GETTING A DRAGON
By the way, since April can’t get here fast enough can I just chatter on some Game of Thrones headcanon for a minute?
For spoilers’ sake, and because I think you should watch it from the beginning if you havent, I have hidden the vast majority under a cut.