This woman believes that hitting a child hard enough to leave a mark or a bruise isn’t anything serious. She shouldn’t be allowed to be around any children, ever.(via wilwheaton)
People please understand that not all Kansans are idiots & asshats as our legislators would have you believe.
adambombtv asked: what do you do if that little voice in your head takes control and doesn't let you proceed, that it tells you to give up creating because nothing you can do will be good enough and you shouldn't even try? (I may need more then a "Push through it", this voice will not let go)
You tell it to shut the fuck up, and you listen to my voice, which says, “You are good enough. You must always do your best, and you understand and respect that your best varies from day to day.
"You must create because the idea isn’t to create something that’s ‘good enough’ or ‘really perfect’ or anything else. You must create because the idea is to create, to make something where something wasn’t before.”
@Adambombtv talk to someone. Don’t let that voice lie to you. You are better than that.
I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.
I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.
Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.
When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.
And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.
I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.
I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.—
Very Powerful story.
dontvvanderoff asked: I just wanted to say Leverage was one of my favorite shows ever and is there anything in your power you can do to get us a sequel series with Parker, Hardison, and Elliot?
I wish. I joked with the creators that the three of them and Cha0s should drive around in a van, solving mysterious crimes together using their unique skills. And Cha0s and Hardison are like the Odd Couple the whole time.
This would likely become my favorite show ever!