Hello there. I’m Chris. I take strange pictures and I meet strange people, both of which you may care to know about. Religiously, a Pagan by practice, Theosophist by philosophy, and an Atheist when it gets down to the nitty gritty. Huge supporter of the GSM/Queer community. An amateur film photographer, science hobbiest, and both a techie and a bit of a luddite depending on the technology in question.

 

goldenheartedrose:

highenergyjewtrino:

deducecanoe:

goldenheartedrose:

jimthewebspinner:

mccue90:

calleo:

highenergyjewtrino:

A friend linked me these because he thought they’d be relevant to me, he was extremely correct.  If these pieces of advice aren’t relevant to you, improve yourself until they are.

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A good chunk of Tumblr could benefit from this.

That last one tho’

I’m not a fan of all of these. Like no. Autistic people can’t do the eye contact thing unless we fake it.

A lot of these are really really obviously anti developmentally disabled and non-NT people. Like very much so.

Just a big fat no to this post.

Maybe not consciously anti. Hideously ignorant maybe.

The existence of people who cannot help themselves does not excuse you from doing so if you can.

And the assumption that you should apply neurotypical standards to every single person and that everything can be fixed with a little old “self improvement” is bigoted and horrible, and that makes you an asshole, OP.

Also, framing it as “cannot help themselves” as if we just have some sort of *flaw* in being able to control ourselves vs. you know, having a disability that affects the way that we relate to others and how our brain works, etc.? Well, that kind of makes you a gigantic asshole.

But thanks.  I needed someone to throw people like me under the bus.  Nothing new under the sun, I guess - just another day with clueless NT people making social and communication difficulties into moral failings.

The eye contact thing is so useless.  Not only are there plenty of people who struggle with it, but plenty of cultures abhor prolonged eye contact.  Why does everyone focus on it as this go-to thing for being a confident person.  (The way I’ve always thought eye contact worked was that I would look off into the distance, and glance back at the persons face every now and then to show interest and awareness.  When I’m the one speaking, I tend to glance around a lot, only ever pausing on the person’s face.  To this day, I’m still utterly confused that this isn’t how you are suppose to do it, and people trying to maintain eye contact with me makes me feel weird.)

You can hold a perfectly fine conversation without glaring at each other and barking the words.  I should hope Teddy Roosevelt, who spoke to plenty of snake oil politicians, would understand that eye contact and firm voice do not a better person make.

Also, his foreign policy sucked, there, I said it.

http://goldenheartedrose.tumblr.com/post/83582931649/deducecanoe-deucejoker-johnhwatsn

deducecanoe:

deucejoker:

johnhwatsn:

petition for a doctor who episode where the doctor travels back in time to meet arthur conan doyle and accidentally happens to mention how popular sherlock holmes is even 130 years later and poor acd almost breaks down crying

"Doctor…

(Source: nygrd)

A word about bronies.

saintcheshire:

So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:

We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite…

Ugh. >_>

(Source: princess-nietzsche)

The more I think about it, the more certain I become that jumping spiders are my favorite animal.

blue-author:

deducecanoe:

valkyriesvagina:

Oh god what have I done!?

MISTAKE! MISTAKE!Meanwhile the octopus (is that an octopus? is like LETS GO FOR A RIDE, HAIRY HUMAN! FREE FROM THIS TINY POOL OF WATER! I WISH TO SEE THE WOOOOORLD

HI HO, SILVER, AWAY!

blue-author:

deducecanoe:

valkyriesvagina:

Oh god what have I done!?

MISTAKE! MISTAKE!

Meanwhile the octopus (is that an octopus? is like LETS GO FOR A RIDE, HAIRY HUMAN! FREE FROM THIS TINY POOL OF WATER! I WISH TO SEE THE WOOOOORLD

HI HO, SILVER, AWAY!

moniquill:

asgardreid:

greathaircut:

i cant wait to get a boyfriend, im all prepared. i punched some holes in the lid of this jar and i put some grass and a twig in it

Please add a small rock, we like to sun on them when it’s bright out

You’re also gonna want to put a soda bottle cap full of water in there. I learned this the hard way when I was 8 or so.

Okay everyone, I have to get serious here for a minute, and I'd love if you would read this...

toriandrelativedimensionsinspace:

This blog, I know, isn’t terribly serious. It never has been. Yes, I’ve done my share of complaining about my life and I’ve had my moments of serious business, but for the most part I just fanflail all over the place. Right now, though, I’ve got something important to talk about, and I would love if you could take a few minutes to read this.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know that I’ve spent a lot of time in the last couple of years struggling to figure out my sexuality and being more than a little concerned about my inability to find and maintain any kind of romantic relationship, 

If you’ve been following me for the last three months…you know that that recently changed.

I met Konner, originally, at a convention about two years ago. He was one of the very first Boston Whovians! Being rather severely face-blind, I  don’t remember this very well, but I’ve been assured that’s when it happened. XD Last summer, he was part of my “Whovians Are Cool” panel at ConnectiCon.  A few months after that two mutual friends decided, apparently, that we’d be cute together and encouraged us to start talking. After that….well, it’s been almost four months and for the first time in my life I can confidently say I’m in love.

I have been happier and calmer than I can remember being since high school in the time Konner and I have been together. He makes me laugh like no one else, he makes me feel beautiful, he appreciates my weirdness, he makes me smile no matter how I’m feeling, he makes me better and happier every single day. I literally cannot stress how much of a positive influence this kid has had on my life. I love him. 

I know that was ridiculously sappy, but it was a necessary intro to the next, important bit of this post. Konner is transgender. He’s “pre-everything ftm”, as he puts it, and he’s working so hard to transition further. It isn’t easy. He has an incredible amount of support from our friends in the cosplay community, but he comes from a very conservative family, goes to a restrictive religious college, and struggles with some nasty social anxiety, all of which make transitioning difficult. I’m supporting him in every way I can, but we could also use some outside help.

As with many transgender folks, one of the main things getting in Konner’s way is money. Doctor’s appointments, transportation to Boston (where the clinic he’s going to is located), prescriptions for T, needles, binders, essentials like men’s underwear, and (of course) eventual top surgery all add up to the kind of money a 20-year-old college student doesn’t have. 

So, yes, I’m asking for your help, tumblr. Konner means the world to me and I want nothing more than to see him happy and comfortable forever. If you can donate anything at all, we would both be incredibly grateful.

Right now, we have a GoFundMe page set up, but, once I get some more supplies, I’m hoping to make some custom friendship bracelets (and possibly other crafts) for those of you who might like something cute and fandomy in return for supporting my cute, fandomy boyfriend. :3

Stay tuned for more details on that, but for right now here are some links:

If you could donate and/or signal boost this, it would mean the world to me and my very own Doctor! Thank you so much. <3 <3

I’d be happy to help a Whovian! Heeeee, alliteration.

I love that reboot of Battlestar Galactica… It was funny - I was on the plane coming here to Salt Lake, and I’m, like, marathoning BSG, and I get an e-mail, and it’s from Aaron Douglas, and he goes ‘are you two rows in front of me, watching my show?’

Karl Urban fanboys Battlestar Galactica [x] (via steamedporkbun)

penandpage:

itssexualhour:

so my boyfriend and I tried roleplaying the other day and we did the whole “professor and bad student who needs to pass” thing, only he wanted to be the professor, so I had to be the horny and failing student. I’m the valedictorian of my senior class of 400 and I have a horrible phobia of flunking, so when he whispered “you’re failing my class, you naughty girl” in my ear, I started crying and we had to stop

The safe word is academia.

Wait, crud, it’s supposed to be something unlikely to come up.

lady-fett:

please enjoy this video of an action packed, high speed fight between two cats.

debidour:

Irish Teddy Bear

So THAT&#8217;S what &#8220;Teddy Bears Head&#8221; is about.

debidour:

Irish Teddy Bear

So THAT’S what “Teddy Bears Head” is about.