Posted 2 hours ago

Oh, and my therapist is going on holiday for 2 weeks, right as I’m feeling worse =/ Have an appointment next Tuesday and then nothing until 18th September…. This probably won’t go too well.

Posted 3 hours ago
Well maybe sorrow is my gain and I’m learning from the pain, but I’m ready to move on
Love is Requited - Elisa
Posted 5 hours ago

Just saw one of those “message me a number for an answer” things… I didn’t read all of the questions (I never do), but one has gotten to me… It was something about “favourite place to be touched”.  And it made me realise that I don’t really get touched… Ever……. And I don’t mean in a “ooo, let’s get it on” way. I mean in a “I’m here to comfort you” way. I’m just lonely and sad =/

Posted 5 hours ago
superwholocked-in-albion:

jeankd:

thegoddamazon:

The most important line in the whole damn song. MESSAGE.

The only historically accurate line in the whole film. 

excuse u

superwholocked-in-albion:

jeankd:

thegoddamazon:

The most important line in the whole damn song. MESSAGE.

The only historically accurate line in the whole film. 

excuse u

Posted 5 hours ago
Posted 5 hours ago
I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited.
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath (via planturs)

(Source: kushandwizdom)

Posted 5 hours ago

haveigonetoofar:

Don’t Be That Guy.


Shame about how we are (yet again) lacking awareness regarding female perpetrators.

Posted 13 hours ago

This drink is gorgeous. I may have found a new obsession.

Posted 1 day ago

kaonashizen:

bleu:

look , i literally can’t stress how cute this deleted parks and rec scene is and im about to lose my fucking shit.

Im in love with Chris Pratt

(Source: bleu)

Posted 1 day ago

So far have resisted the urge to buy more allergy pills. No, Sarah. It is not a good idea to stock up “just in case”.

Posted 1 day ago

Haha :P If we weren’t staying in a dodgy area, I’d have been tempted to ;)

Posted 1 day ago

caramelblackness:

visionarywateringhole:

thaxted:

nerdfaceangst:

theafrocentricasian:

World’s languages traced back to single African mother tongue: scientists.

New Zealand researchers have traced every human language — from English to Mandarin — back to an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

Scientists say they have traced the world’s 6,000 modern languages — from English to Mandarin — back to a single “mother tongue,” an ancestral language spoken in Africa 50,000 to 70,000 years ago.

New research, published in the journal Science, suggests this single ancient language resulted in human civilization — a Diaspora — as well as advances in art and hunting tool technology, and laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures.

The research, by Quentin Atkinson from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, also found that speech evolved far earlier than previously thought. And the findings implied, though did not prove, that modern language originated only once, an issue of controversy among linguists, according to the New York Times.

Before Atkinson came up with the evidence for a single African origin of language, some scientists had argued that language evolved independently in different parts of the world.

Atkinson found that the first populations migrating from Africa laid the groundwork for all the world’s cultures by taking their single language with them. “It was the catalyst that spurred the human expansion that we all are a product of,” Atkinson said, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Atkinson traced the number distinct sounds, or phonemes — consonants, vowels and tones — in 504 world languages, finding compelling evidence that they can be traced back to a long-forgotten dialect spoken by our Stone Age ancestors, according to the Daily Mail.

Atkinson also hypothesized that languages with the most sounds would be the oldest, while those spoken by smaller breakaway groups would utilize fewer sounds as variation and complexity diminished.

The study found that some of the click-using languages of Africa have more than 100 phonemes, or sounds, whereas Hawaiian, toward the far end of the human migration route out of Africa, has only 13, the Times reported. English has about 45 phonemes.

The phoneme pattern mirrors the pattern of human genetic diversity as humans spread across the globe from sub-Saharan Africa around 70,000 years ago.

Source: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business-tech/science/110415/language-science-linguistics-mother-tongue-english-chinese-mandarin-africa

This gives me LIFE from people who insist all languages (ALL no matter what) derive from latin bases.

Reblogging this for three reasons:

1) It’s awesome and worth knowing

2) It makes sense when you think about, you know, the whole history of human development (from a NOT white supremacist perspective at least)

3) To add that if anyone ever tries to say that all languages are derived from Latin [insert choked sound of disbelief and anger] you can inform their ignorant (probably racist) asses of this: Latin, as far as languages go, is an INFANT. It’s part of a subset of Indo-European languages and MOTHERFUCKER EVEN ENGLISH ISN’T ONE OF ITS DERIVATIVES. (French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese are, as well as lots of their related languages and dialects, that’s it.) Latin isn’t even remotely old enough to be a mother language. It’s like saying alpacas were the original dinosaurs or some bullshit.

HUH! You dont FUCKING SAY?

WILL YOU LOOK THE FUCK AT THAT! 

Not surprising, but this is cool information!

Posted 1 day ago

guopei:

today i was talking to some boys about how gender roles influence their minute-to-minute behaviours and they were all “not necessarily i mean not all-” and i said “one example is interrupting women when they talk and dismissing their ideas” and silence

(Source: tsav)

Posted 2 days ago

Great… my temporary roommate is at the pub, and has been there for around 4 hours. And I’m sat waiting because she doesn’t have a key to let herself in. She said that she was fine with me eating before she got back, but failed to give me a time… As though eating is all I fucking need to do tonight… I need to shower tonight, but I can’t because she’ll be stuck in the street if I don’t see a text from her saying that she’s here. AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 2 days ago

Good Parenting: Exhibit 1 (overheard at work today)

  1. 6-year old: Mommy, why is that man dressed like a lady?
  2. Mother: That is a lady. She was just born with the wrong body.
  3. 6-year old: How did that happen?
  4. Mother: Nobody really knows. But she's working to fix it, and that's what's important.
  5. 6-year old: Okay! *runs up to obviously self-conscious woman*
  6. 6-year old: Hey! Miss!
  7. Lady: ...yes?
  8. 6-year old: You look really pretty in your skirt!
  9. Lady: Thank you!
  10. *Kid skips back to her mom, and literally everyone in the vicinity smiles*
  11. I'd just like to point out that it wasn't hard to explain this to a child at all...... Next excuse please?