to the edge of the universe and back, endure and survive

(Source: lostinthreedeeland)

jadeita:

u ever look at pics of ur bf/gf and be like

yeah 

i did fuckin good

randomnessosityism:

NOW THE NIGHTMARE’S REAL

NOW DOCTOR HORRIBLE IS HERE

TO MAKE YOU QUAKE WITH FEAR

TO MAKE THE WHOLE WORLD KNEEL

AND I WON’T FEEL

a thing

(Source: michalcyon)

courageisgraceunderpressure:

"Just kiss like normal people kiss"
I love them so so much

Just thought I’d bring this back because there will never be a moment when this wasn’t the most perfect thing to happen to television

(Source: theflavourofyourlips)

kaninchenzero:

warriortomaiden:

l0kasenna:

officialnatasharomanoff:

slecnaztemnot:

nmscares:

#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.

She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.

"No… They don’t, actually."

"And how do you communicate, then?"

"Talking?"

"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"

"It is, sometimes."

"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.

But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”

It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.

i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.

little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.

That’s just fucked up.

disappointed but not surprised

my wife wouldn’t learn any sign when i tried (so i gave up like why bother when there’s no one to sign with) and gets really frustrated when i can’t speak

and she’s better than most people and will actually text with me sometimes

but people who speak fluently never have to learn to accommodate anyone else’s communication styles

and they have no patience whatsoever

vernonating:

Did I already reblog this? Who cares. I’m reblogging this.

(Source: comedycentral)

durkin62:

We still haven’t even gotten past the 19th century yet around here. 

(Source: cartoonpolitics)

You wake alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert, and soon discover the looming mountaintop which is your goal.

Faced with rolling sand dunes, age-old ruins, caves and howling winds, your passage will not be an easy one. The goal is to get to the mountaintop, but the experience is discovering who you are, what this place is, and what is your purpose.

(Source: abigailvvalker)

"When you fall over there’s a tiny gap in time, between upright and the floor where you know you’re going to be face down in the gravel and there’s nothing you can do about it. To me that’s what crashing into a depressive state feels like."

hauntsclemmings:

this line just really means a lot to me. 

"The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around — and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness."
— Daniell Koepke (via internal-acceptance-movement)