my favorite band is the beatles. i also enjoy the taste of flour
Take a break from the fandoms and take a moment to read this:
Farah Baker, a 16 year old teen living in the Gaza Strip, has been tweeting and posting on social media sites of the various indiscriminant bombings being committed by Israeli forces, most recently very violent shelling near Al-Shifa hospital by her.
In her countless tweets and numerous posts on both Twitter and Instagram, she documents live strikes using photos and videos to show her followers the severity of the situation her and thousands like her are going through every day. @farah_gazan has gone viral, spiking from 21k to 76k followers on twitter in a span of 24 hours and climbing to 300+ in a matter of hours on Instagram.
Personally, I felt like I was reading something off the diary of Anne Frank. And who knows? Our children might be reading this and asking us why we didn’t stop her from dying just like we did to our grandparents.
The tweets are heartbreaking and the videos are breathtaking. She needs your support. Let her know you stand by her. Follow her on twitter and Instagram and maybe somehow you can change history.
I’ve noticed a lot of people beginning to tag trypophobia lately, and as a sufferer it makes me really happy and I’d like to thank everyone who does this!
Unfortunately, trypophobia is a hard phobia to “get” if you don’t have it. As a result, I see a lot of images tagged by well-meaning bloggers as trypophobia that aren’t triggering at all, and a lot of images that slip right through. So, despite not being an expert on the phobia, I’m going to try and help non-sufferers help sufferers out.
The best possible explanation for something triggering I can come up with is irregular holes- i.e. indentations that aren’t uniform.
Lotus pods (pic is probably quite triggering if you have it, so watch out) are often cited as an example of something a sufferer would make them uncomfortable, and they’re a good example of what the phobia tends to involve: clusters of uneven holes.
Quick list of the kind of stuff that you should tag:
- lotus seed pods
- ant colonies with lots of entrances
- skin diseases, also those frogs that carry their eggs in their skin…
- sponges and barnacles
- stretch marks [thanks for this suggestion, anon!]
- that one post floating around with a view of where the adult teeth are located on a child’s skull
- strawberries [this one could go either way; i know people with trypophobia who hate the seed pattern but I don’t really mind]
- anything with irregular holes; if it reminds you of the above you should probably tag it
Stuff that’s probably not necessary or could be covered under “clusters” or “holes”
- polka dot patterns
- stuff like empty eyes or nostrils
- a single hole/indentation
I’m not an end-all EXPERT on this phobia, so any asks and comments to improve this post are appreciated! Happy blogging and thank you for reading!
the new ask meme: send me literally anything and ill tell you something i hate about it
white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna
take my skin colour too
and my dark brown lips
take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty
take the oppression too
take the history of colonization that has devastated my country
and the drones that currently devastate my country
take all the bad stuff too
not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits
take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too
"are there any characters you don’t headcanon as queer?”
why would i want to do a thing like that
yeah let’s keep on eroticizing homosexuality it’s such a blast
you hear that guys I a queer person am fetishizing queer people by desperately searching for representation in a world where I have pretty much none why didn’t any of you guys tell me
imagine your icon has suddenly, inexplicably, become your legal guardian