ofgeography:

robin williams died today.

here is a list of things that robin williams was:

  • funny
  • sharp
  • kind
  • clever
  • and sad.

that’s important, the “and sad,” because sometimes sadness can feel like the only thing we are. it can feel all-encompassing. it can feel like the only thing anyone could possibly see, when they look at you: sad. that person is so, so, sad.

but there is always an “and.” we are never just sad. we are never only. we are always and.

we have all known people who were sad, who are sad; some of us are ourselves sad. being sad does not remove the other parts of us, though it can make them harder for us to see. when you are sad, you don’t necessarily feel like you are also funny, and sharp, and clever, and kind.

but you still are. you don’t have to feel like something to be it.

those things are written on your bones, they are woven into the fabric of your skin. sadness can feel so big, so big and overwhelming and complete, even when it is not a directed sadness. maybe especially when it is not a directed sadness, when it’s a depression that has no direct cause and nothing we can name.

sometimes the sadness is too big. people try to cut it out, or starve it out, or drink it down, or drug it silent. if this is you: i’m sorry. if this is you: you are not alone. if this is you: remember that the solution is never to give up, because you do not live in a vacuum. there are people waiting for you. there are films and songs and books and not-sadness waiting for you. i know that you don’t feel like waiting, but wait anyway.

if you need help, ask for it. here’s a link to crisis centers across the globe. if you live in the U.S., this is the national suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255.

robin williams died today, but the genie didn’t, and mrs. doubtfire didn’t, and peter pan didn’t. sean maquire didn’t, and professor philip brainard didn’t, and alan parrish didn’t. batty koda didn’t. john keating didn’t. you didn’t. 

don’t.

Think you can keep up? || See You There 

svint:

steepyoursoul:

sunny-yogi:

Here is a mini yoga master list on yoga for curing anxiety and depression. I’m not a therapist but I know yoga can help alleviate anxiety and depression symptoms.  I hope this can help at least one person.  Whatever you may be going through, remember that it’s only temporary and things will get better soon.  Remember to be sunny

Yoga Videos

Guided Meditations 

Music to Relax To: Most of these are soothing sounds that can last up to 10 hours! Lay down and take a few deep breaths while listening to these soothing sounds.

Remember to smile :)

THIS IS IMPORTANT

eeeee rebloging for future reference. need to try guided meditations.

aobasluttygaki:

You have probably seen the posts going around about Sousuke having a swimming injury. This is my opinion as to what happened, but I’d like to add some clarification as to why it might effect his swimming.

image

image

Swimmers shoulder is common, simply strain of the muscles/tendons in the shoulder.

image

However, the more severe injury resulting is a TORN rotator cuff, which is a rip in the tendon that creates motion of the shoulder.

image

So, if we work with the idea that Sousuke has a torn rotator cuff, as an active person, he would need to have surgery to repair the issue.

image

This is all well and good, however, surgery comes with side-effects. Even after surgery, there is a large rehabilitation time, and the presence of scar tissue on the tendon, which may PERMENANTLY decrease range of motion. This could also mean a perminant dent in Sousuke’s swimming career.

Now, there’s been some talk about Sousuke doing rehabilitation exercises. However, if you notice, he is using his right shoulder. Not his left.

image

image

image

The same exercises to rehabilitate a torn rotator cuff are the same recommended for PREVENTING torn rotator cuffs, which could mean he’s trying to protect his other shoulder from the same injury that plauged his other one.

image

He may not be exercising the other because the injury may be so severe that exercise is painful/will make the tear worse.  

THIS ALL BEING SAID:
If Sousuke’s injury is essentially irreparable, it would make sense for him to be sad about having been scouted.

image

Even sadder to have the chance to swim with Rin taken away from him.

image
image

And even sadder when Rin thinks he’s not giving his all on purpose.

image

image

…especially when swimming with him clearly meant so much to him as a child, even if he never acknowledged Rin’s passion for relays.

image

image

image

It makes sense for him to move 9 hours away from a potentially better school to swim in his home town with his old friend.

image

image

It makes sense for him to despise the person who Rin stopped swimming with him for.

imageimage

The same person who he thinks jeopardised  Rin’s dream, and the same person who may get to swim with Rin for a very long time in the future.

image

image

It makes sense that he is so miserable after the relay.

image

image

image

It make sense that after having waited so long to do it, he understands the way Nitori is feeling, and that’s why he’s able to give heartfelt advice, because it may very well be his last summer to swim with Rin. 

image

image

It makes sense that he looks miserable every time he thinks Rin can’t see.
image

image

image

It makes sense that the relay didn’t show him the light that the others see.

image
image

image

image

Because the pain in his shoulder may serve as a reminder that he may not have very long left to swim with Rin, and he may never be able to live his own dream. Even if he wants to.

image

So in short, please be kind to Sousuke. He is not a jerk, he is not a dick, he is not an ass-hole. He is a very kind person who is probably currently trying to figure out what the hell to do with the rest of his life now that his previous dream is in the gutter, and how to maintain a friendship with someone whose entire life revolves around swimming. Please be kind to him.

itsstuckyinmyhead:

British Tumblr Posts photoset #2

Want to see more country Photosets?

American Photoset #1 

sixpenceee:

sixpenceee:

Joralemon is another interactive creepy chat.

These are definitly fun and only takes 5 minutes of your time to read.

I like them.

What happens next?

Find out for yourself!

CLICK HERE TO START

If you liked this check out Annie96 is typing

What are the steps to designing a fictional disease?

— Anonymous

characterandwritinghelp:

LET’S INFECT SOME PEOPLE.

Inside this post: Not so much a step-by-step, but a bulleted list of things to consider when creating a fictional disease, sickness, infection, illness, or ailment, as brought to you by someone who is not a doctor and knows very very little about actual, real medicine. Anyone with better information and more knowledge is absolutely free to correct and add to this post. -Headless

Read More

thespacehairandthespaceidiot:

They always make a point of how the Doctor doesn’t know what he looks like when he first regenerates. After all, how could he? Of course he’s gonna go running around blind for a while because regeneration usually happens when something important is going on, so he can’t check the moment it happens. He’s presented with an exact duplicate of himself and doesn’t have the faintest clue who it is because he’s been kept so busy since he gained the new body. Understandable. It works, both from a character perspective and on a meta level as well. The Doctor’s a bit too busy and distracted to go looking in a mirror two minutes after he regenerates and then we, as an audience get to see him react to his new appearance, usually with some self-deprecating comment or dashed hope on his part.

But when Mels regenerates into who we know as River Song, she goes out of her way, mission be damned, to get to know her new body and celebrate the new changes. But, more importantly, from a viewer’s perspective, Mels taking the time out to study herself, more than once, was essential to the plot of the story and even the lives of her and the Doctor. 

When the Doctor is laying on the ground dying and she asks Amy and Rory who the mysterious and oh-so-important River Song is, the Tesselecta revealing her own image just wouldn’t have worked if she didn’t already KNOW what she now looked like and had taken the time to get to know and appreciate it a bit. Sure, Amy and Rory could have explained that she was River Song, but it wouldn’t have had the same effect - on the audience and definitely not on the character. She had to see her own face staring back at her in that moment to get that real moment of clarity she has at the end that spurs her into sacrificing her lives to save the man she just killed. Because that woman she was just shown may go by a different name but she has her face, and seeing that gave her the strength and motivation to break free from her brainwashing and make a decision for herself for the first time in her life and which in fact starts her on the journey of actually becoming River Song.

Do you have any references on radiation sickness, nuclear weapons, nuclear winter, the long term effects of radiation, or anything else that would be helpful for a post-apocalyptic story?

— Anonymous

thewritershelpers:

Radiation Sickness (2)

How nuclear bombs work

Effects of nuclear explosions

Consequence and health risk of nuclear bombs

Nuclear winter

The nuclear winter

These last two links you could use as a case study for your story:

Chernobyl disaster

Hiroshima and Nagasaki 

Hope these links point you in the right direction!

-S