Meow and Somesuch

Cat pictures, food I cook with hints how to make it, and somesuch.
1 | 21.8.2014 | 9 hours ago


Nice bear, there’s a good bear.

Nice bear, there’s a good bear.

36076 | 20.8.2014 | 1 day ago


micdotcom:

Vile photos show the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border no one is talking about

With a spate of huge stories breaking in the past few weeks, you might not have caught the massive environmental crisis in northern Mexico that began earlier in August.

According to the Associated Press, local politicians claim that Grupo Mexico, a private mining company in Sonora with a troubling track record of hazardous waste violations in Mexico and the U.S., was slow to report a disastrous fault in its leaching ponds, which hold industrial acid used in the mining process. The spill released around 10 million gallons of acid into the Bacanuchi and Sonora Rivers.

20,000 people were without water | Follow micdotcom 

Oh, lovely.

Go ahead tumblr people. Go back to blithering about your social justice. Nothing important going on in the real world at all.

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281 | 20.8.2014 | 1 day ago


mechs-and-monsters said: Just had an anon tell me not to reblog any Five Nights at Freddy's gifs because it might trigger them into a panic attack. I've never laughed so hard in my life. I've reblogged crap from various gory horror films and this game is what they complain about?!

crystonatic:

theauthorman:

tenaflyviper:

th3w4rd3n:

tribetwelve-cns-fandoms:

ask-fandomstuck-muses:

tenaflyviper:

Okay, this “trigger” nonsense is getting ridiculous.

The fuck is wrong with so many of today’s teens, anyway?  When did they become such spineless, molly-coddled little candy asses?  When I was in high school, you never heard of anything like this.  People would show you their new nipple piercings in art class, for fuck’s sake (not even kidding.  Wasn’t a guy, either).  Shit, when I was in middle school, people were into carving things into their skin with steak knives as a temporary tattoo.  Usually that stupid “S” symbol that nobody ever knew any other letters to make in the same style.

Now we got people old enough to drive freaking out and crying “PANIC ATTACK!” over a bunch of fuckin’ polygons?  I mean, no shit a sudden scare programmed into a game is going to unsettle you for a few minutes, but it’s not going to kill you.  Do they even know what a real panic attack feels like??  Because I’ve had them before, and they’re not fun.  But, you know what?  I never got one from a fuckin’ robot animal made out of pixels.  All of this “trigger warning” stuff on the internet is a load o’ bull.  It’s one thing to tag flashing gifs for people that have issues with seizures, or not wanting to see real-life gore or animal abuse, but if you’re old enough to be on tumblr, and you’re crying over a fucking animatronic bear model that can’t even physically hurt you, you need to turn off the fucking computer, yank the cord out of the wall, go outside, and find a way to entertain yourself with a couple of lava rocks and a magnifying glass.  Or go pick a fight with a tree.  Go roll yourself down the nearest hill in an inner tube.  Just get the fuck off the internet and LIVE.

I’m sorry but hold the fuck up

I understand there is trigger nonsense going on and some people get triggered by harmless things

But Five Nights at Freddy’s can really trigger someone. You wanna know why? My friend almost fucking died from watching a Lets Play of it.

You might wanna fucking check yourself because this shit actually /can/ kill someone. Maybe you might not be scared from it but that doesnt mean others aren’t. My friend was scared to the point where she couldnt fucking breathe and she was put in the fucking hospital from that shit, so don’t even fucking say this isn’t a big deal. It isn’t that hard to tag one fucking thing.

This is ignorant.

You cannot compare your fears to someone else. You cannot compare your attacks to someone else. You cannot pass someone else’s problems just because you don’t have them. 

This is a horror game. It is no doubt a scary game. This game has jump scares! Jump scares can trigger asthma and heart attacks! It can trigger paranoia and panic attacks! 

It doesn’t matter if you’re afraid of them that’s cool. But once you call someone a baby when they are you are a fucking douche! Don’t make fun of someone because they are afraid of something you’re not! 

The reason why no one talked about those things back then is because they couldn’t! They were brushed off! They were labeled crazy and insane! They were made fun of because of having a mental illness! You fucking douche!

Everyone has different fears and you cannot invalidate someone’s condition because they don’t match yours! That’s really fucked up!

You cannot invalidate someone’s else’s emotions because they don’t match yours.

You cannot just laugh at someone because they are thinking about their mental health.

You cannot compare your mental health to someone else  that’s fucked up you douche.

Not to mention mocking ppl for being triggered by “harmless things” is fucking bullshit.

You know Calhoun, the badass lady from Wreck It Ralph? she was triggered by someone calling her a “dynamite gal”. a harmless little phrase. and it triggered her into a full-on panic attack with flashbacks and everything. so you can take your mental health elitism and shove it up ur asshole

some ppl are triggered by caps because it imitates yelling and yelling is a key part of abuse. some ppl don’t like fog because it can trigger off agoraphobia or paranoia, or even mimic hallucinations.

triggers aren’t just shit like gore. they’re a thing with a personal meaning to somebody that gives them an unpleasant experience at best, and can put them in the hospital at worst. sometimes they don’t even have to have a personal meaning. some people just have triggers for no reason. like me. i’m triggered by needles. i see a needle, i feel it on my skin. i start to have trouble breathing. i almost attacked a nurse once because she was giving me a shot. even just thinking about it makes me uncomfortable.

and don’t say you’re “helping” them by forcing them to be exposed to that shit. are you trained in exposure therapy? did the person consent to being a part of exposure therapy? no? insert a bottle into ur anus and then go roll in hot garbage then.

stop telling people to “go outside” when they say they have triggers. because 90% of the time, the outside world is the reason they have those triggers. and telling them to “get help” is ableist and classist as fuck because not everybody has access to “help”.

the two OPs are ableist as shit.

The fact that you just used “ableist” and were actually serious completely invalidates your opinion, because you know WHY you’re so goddamn angry?   Because you know GODDAMN WELL that you are EXACTLY the kind of person being discussed in this post, and you’re too hellbent on winning the gold medal in the Oppression Olympics that you can’t cope with hearing the truth about your own behavior.

You claim to not be able to handle the “outside world”, but the internet isn’t much safer, hon.  If you have that much of a problem with life in general, maybe you’d be better off spending yours locked in a dog crate, because that’s about as “safe” as you’re gonna get.

if you’re so emotionally damaged you can’t handle the real world, you should not be on the internet unsupervised.

hell, you should really be in a fucking institution.

Dear lord. humans can be cruel.

If you have never had a panic attack or even understand why a panic attack happens you have no right to be telling people what they need to do and what they shouldnt be doing all because they have a history of panic attacks. YOU ARE NOT THEM. YOU HAVE NOT WALKED A DAY IN THEIR SHOES. YOU WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY GO THROUGH AND THE REASONS THEY HAVE PANIC ATTACKS.

Is it that hard to understand? Are we really arguing over the fact someone asks for something that triggers them to be tagged? Jesus, how much of an asshole do you have to be to not respect a persons wishes? It wont hurt you will it?

Hi asshole, as someone who has been diagnosed with both PTSD and panic/anxiety, I hold the credentials to tell you unkindly to go fuck yourself.

Nobody should be held responsible for what SOMEONE ELSE looks at on the internet. Anxiety or not. Grow the fuck up and stop trying to make others take responsibility for what you do.

Btw, your stupidity triggers me, so please just remove yourself from my personal internet space. Thanks.

116 | 20.8.2014 | 1 day ago


tenaflyviper:

Unless you’ve spent hours lying on a bathroom floor in a college dorm, crying as loudly as possible in the desperate hopes that someone passing by your door will hear you, don’t even TRY to fucking tell me about panic attacks, because I’ve had them for as long as I can remember, and even HALF of that time is longer than most of these fucking kids have even been ALIVE.  I’ve had them alone more times than I want to remember, after which I’d occasionally have to mop up vomit or rinse out an ice cream pail full of puke on my own, while I still didn’t feel 100% better.  I’ve had them in every room of every house we ever had, including right in front of the goddamn fish tank, just so our fat goldfish could stare at me the whole damn time.  I’m actually fairly certain I missed as much as 20% of the days I was supposed to be in school during K-12, and that’s not an exaggeration.

Don’t try to tell me “Ooh, I’m having a panic attack over this tumblr post” (which you’re fully capable of either scrolling past, or blocking), because if you’re able to still be sitting at a computer typing that out, then you are completely full of shit.

Nobody babied me over my panic attacks, and I’m sure as hell not gonna baby you for the ones you CLAIM to have over a fucking tumblr post that you’re not even obligated to look at, and can easily AVOID.

Panic attacks (and anxiety attacks, which are nearly the same thing) aren’t something fun to make fad fashion about.

Ok maybe some of these people really are having panic/anxiety attacks. But blaming it on a Tumblr post, or on something they saw, or a “trigger” is incredibly foolish, and shows a lack of understanding for their own disorder.

I’ve had panic/anxiety since I was a teen (that’s when it usually manifests). I have spent more than 15 years trying to figure out the quirks of this disorder, when, if, and where it will happen so that I can try to live some form of a life.

And I can say with certainty that nobody should be blaming something they read, saw, or heard on a WEBSITE for “triggering” them.

First of all, when you do that, you’re blurring the lines between anxiety and PTSD. “Triggers” can also refer to something which can (oooh, wait for it) TRIGGER a flashback. I wish so dearly these bitches would stop using the term “trigger” for their anxiety (or made up disorders). Having been diagnosed with PTSD myself, having BEEN triggered before, I just want to punch everyone who uses the term in the fucking face, repeatedly. It’s theraputic for me, you see. Punching assholes is theraputic.

Second of all, nobody is forcing anyone to be on the internet, on that site, at that page, watching this or that thing. You can look away. You can walk away. You can close your fucking eyes. Grow up, kids.

As for panic/anxiety. Attacks can be “triggered” it’s true. But, BIG FAT HUGE BUT HERE KIDS, usually if they’re sensitive enough to get panic/anxiety they are sensitive enough to pick up on the fucking telegraphs that an attack is coming on (sometimes, not all the time). Meaning that they shouldn’t be BLAMING OTHER PEOPLE for their attacks. It’s not someone else’s fault fault, and they should NOT have to censor THEIR LIVES to pander to a person with anxiety.

People who are “triggered” for whatever reason (real or imaginary), and seriously believe that it is someone else’s job to censor themselves, need to get off the internet and away from social media. Take some time to learn themselves better. Learn some self-care.

As someone who has been diagnosed with both PTSD and panic/anxiety,  if anyone takes issue with what I’ve just said above, challenge me to a round of fisticuffs. Please. 

966 | 20.8.2014 | 1 day ago


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0 | 19.8.2014 | 2 days ago


We’re cooked.

We’re cooked.

2 | 19.8.2014 | 2 days ago


There’s a what behind me?

There’s a what behind me?

61462 | 19.8.2014 | 2 days ago


fire-s:

I need this because really, guys, how many times have you drunk your paint water by accident. Too many.

I don’t keep paint water in a coffee cup.

fire-s:

I need this because really, guys, how many times have you drunk your paint water by accident. Too many.

I don’t keep paint water in a coffee cup.

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107773 | 18.8.2014 | 3 days ago


reversingyourpolarity:

Anxiety is like perpetually hearing the boss/enemy music but never seeing the threat.

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1651 | 18.8.2014 | 3 days ago


ucsdspecialcollections:

What this country needs is a good mental insecticide, published by PM Magazine on June 11, 1942, Dr. Seuss Collection, MSS 230

ucsdspecialcollections:

What this country needs is a good mental insecticide, published by PM Magazine on June 11, 1942, Dr. Seuss Collection, MSS 230

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199509 | 18.8.2014 | 3 days ago


tenaflyviper:

thepageofhopes:

antisjwyellowfang:

Just your daily reminders:

  • Racists are a problem
  • White people are not
  • Homophobes are a problem
  • Straight people are not
  • Transphobes are a problem
  • Cis people are not
  • Sexists are a problem
  • Men are not

And most importantly,

  • Hating an innocent person solely because of their race, sexuality, or gender makes you a fucking asshole

Just some actual daily reminders:

  • All white people do racist things without being aware they are
  • All straight people do homophobic things without being aware that they are.
  • All Cis people do transphobic things without being aware that they are.
  • All men do sexist things without being aware that they are.
  • Saying things like ‘some men’, ‘some cis people’ absolves the blame of individuals and only seeks to comfort those with privilege and power.
  • When a post says ‘some X’, the X will always assume that they are not because THEY ARE NOT AWARE.

And most importantly,

  • It’s called metonymy, when anyone who is oppressed makes an exasperated statement like ‘i hate straight people’, they are substituting straight people for the concept of a system and a culture that teaches, incentives, and legitimizes homophobic acts and normalizes homophobic acts so that straight people constantly do honophobic things without realizing it and that’s really fucking annoying.

And just as important,

  • The concept of sjws dehumanizes marginalized people and categorizes them as an ‘angry and emotional’ stereotype and only adds to the oppression of marginalized people under the guise of being ‘fair’, while the only thing you are doing is cushioning privileged people from their own ignorance and privilege.

Okay, I’m literally dumbfounded by this person.  Let’s scrutinize this bit-by-bit:

  1. Not all people classified as “white” (i.e. “Caucasian”), are “white people” in the first place.  Some come from mixed families, adoptive families, or come from regions where they would still be legally considered “Caucasian”, even if they’re not of direct European descent.
  2. You do realize that there are “straight” people in this world that were raised by same sex couples, right?  Good job indirectly insulting them.
  3. There are also people from families with transgender parents, and (believe it or not) people who were trans for a period of time, but ultimately went back to being cisgendered.  The person who first made the term “die cis scum” popular is one of the latter.
  4. For someone talking about transphobia, you’re automatically assuming that all men were those designated as male at birth.  Good job, dumbass!  Way to contradict yourself!
  5. Actually, being aware that not all of any group consisting of millions of people hold the same beliefs and ideals is called “being a reasonable, rational human being”, rather than being a deluded extremist.
  6. Or, once again, perhaps they don’t fit into your exceedingly narrow guidelines that are attempting to define the behaviors of the whole of humanity.  Of all people, those who are “oppressed” should honestly know better than to apply generalizations to anyone else.
  7. No term justifies being an asshole.  Case closed.  You want equality?  Here’s your equality:  If you act like a discriminating, obnoxious assclown to others based solely on who they are as people, then NO SHIT you’re going to be treated like one, regardless of how you were born, how you identify, or who you choose to love.  That’s not “oppression”.  That’s called “what goes around comes around”.  If you automatically make negative assumptions about my ethics and ideals, do you seriously believe that I’m going to want to listen to a goddamn word you say?  Good luck fostering diplomacy that way.  You might as well be a hand model with multiple missing fingers.
  8. The label of “SJW” is not strictly for minorities and oppressed people.  It is for those people (regardless of who they are) that take activism to such an extreme that they only hurt the causes they claim to stand for.  There’s a pretty goddamn big difference between persecuted individuals, and those that lash out irrationally because of persecution.  Do Westboro Baptist Church members represent all people who believe in God?  Clearly not.

Use some fucking common sense, and stop using victimization as an excuse to be a rampaging bigot to anyone that doesn’t fit your standards, fit your definitions, or share your views.  In case you haven’t noticed, THAT KIND OF BEHAVIOR IS THE ENTIRE FUCKING PROBLEM IN THE FIRST PLACE.

First, a definition of HYPOCRISY

Furthermore, to quote from above:

  • All white people do racist things without being aware they are
  • All straight people do homophobic things without being aware that they are.
  • All Cis people do transphobic things without being aware that they are.
  • All men do sexist things without being aware that they are.
  • Saying things like ‘some men’, ‘some cis people’ absolves the blame of individuals and only seeks to comfort those with privilege and power.
  • When a post says ‘some X’, the X will always assume that they are not because THEY ARE NOT AWARE.

LOOK AT THIS HYPOCRISY. Let’s highlight shall we:

  • All white people do racist things without being aware they are WOW WOULD YOU LOOK AT THIS RACIST STATEMENT
  • All straight people do homophobic things without being aware that they are. OH REALLY THEY DO NOW DO THEY?
  • All Cis people do transphobic things without being aware that they are. DO YOU JUST MAKE THINGS UP TO SUIT YOUR OWN REALITY
  • All men do sexist things without being aware that they are. AND YOU KNOW THIS BECAUSE YOU ARE CLEARLY AN EXPERT ON THESE THINGS AND STUDY THEM FROM AN UNBIASED PERSPECTIVE
  • Saying things like ‘some men’, ‘some cis people’ absolves the blame of individuals and only seeks to comfort those with privilege and power. COUNTERING PREJUDICE WITH MORE PREJUDICE DOESN’T MAKE FOR ACCEPTANCE. DIDN’T YOUR MOMMY OR DADDY TEACH YOU THAT TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE A RIGHT?
  • When a post says ‘some X’, the X will always assume that they are not because THEY ARE NOT AWARE. I TRULY BELIEVE YOU ARE NOT AWARE WHAT AN OBLIVIOUS HYPOCRITE YOU ARE.

Were those bullet points meant to be serious? You go on to contradict your fucking self right afterward. And your fucking contradictions are contradictions. I don’t even know if I should take you seriously or…?

BUT HEY HERE’S A GOLD MEDAL IN MENTAL GYMNASTICS.

(Source: antifeministyellowfang)

0 | 18.8.2014 | 3 days ago


Planning gardening patch around thav onions is a pain in the ass.

118120 | 18.8.2014 | 3 days ago