Blue Musings

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hopingbirdfeathers:

b-udi:

my little succulants

they are like my babies omg

need.  need more.  need.

(via jessymetal)

dontactlikewewerenothing:

THEYRE STILL FRIENDS

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escape-the-storm-inside:

heart-seoul-soshi:

The saga continues

These are the greatest things ever

(via thewordofgadzooks)

jas0nwaterfalls:

manamana6672:

missespeon:

outofcontextarthur:

can we talk about how this fucking pbs show aimed at little kids easily talked about how anxiety is stressful but normal

Ok no but can we talk about this entire episode? 

It was called April 9th, and it was actually a response to the 9/11 attacks. It didn’t talk about the attacks themselves, but rather focused on teaching kids to deal with the all of the emotions that they might be feeling as a result. They set up a situation that might evoke similar emotions in children: a massive fire at the school.

Arthur’s dad was in the fire, so (as you can see above), Arthur is constantly worried about his dad’s safety.

Sue Ellen is grieving because her journal, which contained a huge amount of precious memories, was destroyed in the fire. Muffy is confused why she can’t just cheer Sue Ellen up by giving her a new journal.

Buster wasn’t at school that day, and feels confused and guilty that he isn’t sad about the fire like the other kids. He then befriends the school janitor, who has to retire due to an injury that, at his age, is pretty serious.

Binky actually saw the flames, and is constantly traumatized by the event. He doesn’t tell anyone because he feels like he would lose his tough-guy reputation if he admitted that he was scared.

The episode teaches kids that all of these emotions are perfectly normal and natural, that there’s not one right way to feel, and that even if it takes a while, things are going to be okay.

The thing that makes this show so great, in my opinion, is that it knows that kids are intellegent and strong enough to deal with these things if you present them in the right way. It doesn’t hide them, it doesn’t sugar coat them, it just presents them in a way that children can understand and shows them how to deal with them.

pretty incredible

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jessehimself:

soulbrotherv2:

Meet the Youngest Black Engineer in America

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

Brittney Exline is special, very special. She’s the Michael Jordan of intellectuals, and getting the attention that she deserves.  Brittney has been named, according to Ebony.com and other sources, to be the youngest black engineer in the entire United States.  At 19 years old, the University of Pennsylvania grad has achieved more than most will achieve in their lifetime.

In addition to being an extraordinary engineer, Brittney also speaks five languages.  She graduated with minors in five different fields, including Math, Psychology and Classical Studies.  She has worked on Wall Street and also participated in numerous beauty pageants.  [Continue reading the article in its entirety at Naturally Moi.]

andythanfiction:

teslaandhispigeon:

Can we please just tell every middle schooler this instead of making them feel embarrassed by their existence and their need to try new things? It would be much nicer to hear this through middle school and high school than it is to hear about how dumb your phase or whatever is and how much you’ll regret it in a year.

Damn, every time I see this go by my dash, it has, like, 10K more notes.  I’m awed by how much it seems to have meant to so many people, and incredibly moved to see so many notes saying that this has mattered.

(via gay-for-lesbians)

"We’re sort of the punk rock region of Westeros."

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zftw:

genderthief:

i gave my dog a tortilla chip ten minutes ago and she won’t fucking eat it she’s just staring at me with it in her mouth 

she’s waiting for the salsa

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wiki-the-avatartimelord:

HE DOESN’T EVEN LOOK ASHAMED

HE’S JUST LIKE
YEA, THAT’S ME, I DO THAT

(via ismellaslewofthem)

notthegrouch:

lumos5001:

scotsmcall:

zaynyboy:

ok but literally how

HE TURNED FOUR BIRDS INTO A PERSON THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A WIZARD WHO HAS ESCAPED HOGWARTS SOMEONE CALL THE MINISTRY OF MAGIC FUCK THIS (via fortheloveofotps)

I literally understood how all the illusions could have been done (I don’t have proof, but some theories) and then that girl came out of nowhere and I wasn’t even sure if I understood anything anymore

(via gay-for-lesbians)