"Real illness is rarely like that. Sometimes even successful treatment doesn’t cure you; it just makes life go from ‘Star Wars Episode I-level awful’ to ‘Star Wars Episode III-level bearable.’ Sometimes illness doesn’t teach you anything, or make you a better person. But because so many of us rely on the quick and/or life-affirming versions of illness we’ve seen on television and in movies, we tend to discourage real-life experiences when they don’t match up. Cancer sufferers discover that people don’t want to listen when they express understandable feelings of anger or depression, because everyone expects people with cancer to be strong and courageous so that we can repeat their uplifting stories in email forwards. People who are sick for years might find that friends who were understanding at first gradually start to drift away, as if they’re thinking, ‘Didn’t you have surgery already once? Isn’t that story arc over yet? For God’s sake why aren’t you doing a fun run?’"
5 Things I Didn’t Know About Health Care Until I Got Sick (Cracked) - C. Coville (via blue-author)
"of course you don’t fight fire with fire, but you do fight it by suffocating it, drowning it, or stomping it out. you dont stop fire by just standing there and asking it nicely “please dont burn my neighborhood down”"
Korean traditional jade tea pot with carved apricot blossoms.
More artworks here.
Seven week old puppies playing with mommy.
mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom! mom!
64 year old cosplayer, I’m not sure that is sad or cool, but he sure knows how to cosplay!
What do you mean sad, this is super cool!
with glasses = einstein
without = marilyn
OMG WHAT IS THIS
i literally just moved my contact in my eye to see if it worked and holy shit
sHIT I TOOK MY GLASSES OFF AND IT CHANGED??
for normal-sighted people: look from far away or squint
i had to move back like 15 ft before it worked
Took off m glasses and got mad at the world
right eye, near sighted. left eye, normal vision. i’m bi.
this fucked me uppp
I think one of the interesting things about this kind of optical illusion is that it shows something that pretty much every trans person already knows on some level, and that’s how fragile and subject to suggestion that human perception of other humans is. Most of the picture is unchanged whether it’s in focus or not, but the brain does not take in every detail of a person’s appearance in order to sort them into a category and assign them an identity; it seizes on a few, and then fills in the rest of the details. Seeing isn’t believing, believing is seeing.
Let us appreciate the fashion goddesses that are the Team Rocket Trio!