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The Casting Tide

Angela N. Hunt's Tumblr. Dunno. What do I do with it?
Aug 20 '14
therealkatiewest:

fayedaniels:

Hello!! I started a Patreon account yesterday and if you like what I do I’d really appreciate your support in order to keep me creating. The lowest you can donate is $1 a month and that gives you access to all the private photos I post. You can check out my profile for more info at patreon.com/fayedaniels

Support Faye Daniels because she’s perfect.

therealkatiewest:

fayedaniels:

Hello!! I started a Patreon account yesterday and if you like what I do I’d really appreciate your support in order to keep me creating. The lowest you can donate is $1 a month and that gives you access to all the private photos I post. You can check out my profile for more info at patreon.com/fayedaniels

Support Faye Daniels because she’s perfect.

Aug 20 '14

I don’t know how to start…

So I’ll just start here.

I picked up this book on parenting while depressed.  It was fucking useless.  It literally consisted of one paragraph (in the chapter I went to for the guidance it said I needed for the problem I was facing (bad sentence is bad)) that boiled down to, “don’t put too much on  your school age children and ask for help if you are.”

What.

The.

Fuck.

I immediately threw the book away.  I’d been suspicious when I saw it was written by three clinicians, not say, oh, I dunno, a parent with depression and a clinician.

Three clinicians.

Who I can tell you right now without looking do not have situational or clinical depression.  Because if they’d EVER had a fucking brush with the dementor that is that black fucking beast, they would NEVER have written such a condescending and throwaway paragraph.

Guess what?

You’re going to count on your kids too much.  My mother did.  I am right now and I hate it.  The key is to be fucking aware of it and mitigate it as much as possible, *as you can.*  And when you can’t, beg for forgiveness and take care of yourself until you can step up again.

Yes, ask for help.  From anyone and everyone.

BUT.

And this is this giant fucking BUT.

I understand how fucking hard that can be.  I know to my bones that the last thing you want to do is say, “I need help.  I have run out of can and my children deserve better.  HELP.”

So start small.  Write a note to yourself.  Write, “I need help.”

Nothing more.  Just that.

Look at it for a while.

Then go to your best friend, the one you can trust, no matter how much your brain is screaming that you can’t trust or believe anyone.  Even if that best friend is the freaking internet, and either say or write:

I need help.

And keep saying it.  And keep writing it.  Once or more times a day.  And in my experience, you will find that somehow (I don’t know how) you will be able to either feel better because help will have arrived or you will find the strength to pick up that phone and call a professional’s office or ask to get driven to a hospital.

But the next person who fucking says anywhere that I can hear, “Oh, just ask for help if you are in trouble,” is getting set on fire.

If it were that fucking easy, we wouldn’t be sick.

This disease takes that from us.  It’s one of the many things it takes.  It eats hope.  It steals imagination.  It destroys creativity.  There is no fucking thing as a productive creative who is depressed.  Anyone who says otherwise?

Getting set on fire.

I make no apologies.

And if you need help, I’m here.  I’m in the hole too and the dementor is just outside.  

But I know a way out.

I love you.

Aug 20 '14
Aug 20 '14
"We also live in an era where a lot of the old, supporting institutions are either opening up or crumbling, so I suggest that people don’t try to distort who they are to fit notions of what’s professionally viable, because that paradigm is over. I suggest you focus in on your weirdness, your passions, and your fucked-up damage, and be yourself as truly as you can."
Molly Crabapple’s advice to young artists. Well said. (via wendyfitch)
Aug 20 '14

illbeoutback:

If you’re protesting abortion, the Supreme Court says you can get right in women’s faces and scream at them on their way into the clinic. Because freedom of speech.

But if you try and protest the murder of a black man, you get tear gas fired at you.

Aug 20 '14
visioluxus:

Satin
Model: vburnham
Wardrobe: kambriel
H/MU: thebirdbones
Originally shot in April for issue 34 of Dark Beauty

visioluxus:

Satin

Model: vburnham

Wardrobe: kambriel

H/MU: thebirdbones

Originally shot in April for issue 34 of Dark Beauty

Aug 20 '14
neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.
It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.
Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

neil-gaiman:

Amanda’s book cover.

It’s a remarkable book. It’s partly a memoir, partly an extended meditation and guide to asking for help in life and on the internet, and, which came as a bit of a surprise, there’s an awful lot about me and our marriage in there too.

Lots of ordering information at http://amandapalmer.net/ and NSFW blog with pictures of the cover body painting at http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20140820/

Aug 19 '14
"Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation."
Neuromancer by William Gibson. Quoted in the Oxford English Dictionary.  (via theremina)

(Source: ribofunky)

Aug 19 '14

gunpowderandspark:

mandala-lore:

oldandnewfirm:

beckyybarnes:

Vin Diesel does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

reblogging for the fact that he challenged two world leaders and a world icon and made them also plant a tree

The new Cold War.

Aug 19 '14

James Foley

warrenellis:

I was away from the big screen for an hour, and when I sat back down, all five of my Twitter columns were dotted with “don’t look for the video” or “don’t look at the photos” or, in a few places, “I apologise for linking ISIS propaganda.” All this amid the empathy spill around the disgusting Ferguson situation and a few outliers bitching about Twitter surfacing favourites from people you don’t…

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