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Africa, Bilbo, and Empire: GUIDE TO FIGURING OUT THE AGE OF AN UNDATED WORLD MAP (ASSUMING ITS COMPLETE, LABELEDIN ENGUSH, AND DETAILED ENOUGH) DO ANY OF THESE EXIST? INDEPENDENT CANADA US TERRITORY OF ALASKA TOKYO ISTANBUL OR CONSTANTINOPLE? DOES THE SOVIET UNION EXIST? THE HOLY ROTIAN EMPIRE? NO 5 MOST OF EST AFRICA A GIANT FRENCH BLOB? SAUDI 805 OR EARUER THE MODERN IDEAOF A COMPLETE POLITICAL MAP OF THE WORLD GaSHARD ToAPPLY DDES THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE EXIST? ZAIRE? OR HONG KONG (UK) 922-1932 UNION? SOUTH AFRICA? NO HOW MANY VIEINAM5 ARE THERE? TWO ONE SAINTNORTH KOREA? SERBIA/MONTENEGRO ARE. IS JAN MAYEN PART OF THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY? THE UNITED RHODESIA?ALBANIA? HOU SURE ARE YOU THAT THIS MAP lSİN ENGLISH? EAST TİMOR? | | HOW MANY SUDANS THAT ONE UP ARE THERE? CAN YOU SEE THE FAMIUAR CONTİNENTS? / 972-75 าร19-23 1924-29 997-2001 2002-06 910-12 1913-18 | HOW MANY GERMANS ARE THERE? ) | 011BODA? THIS S00NDS LIKE A PHYSICAL MAP OR ONE ONE, BUT ITS HUGE OR TUO 46-47 DANGER EXCLUSION ZONE-AVOID? PARTOFSLEDENF) I SATELLIEPHOTO FLORIDA IS PARTOF. YES, THATS IT 2012-13 RER SRON PERSIA OR IRANEA PARTOF 18%-1905 1906-09 OR 952-53 DOES THE UARNING 930-3435-40 JMMY CARTER IS... BENGATTACKED BYA T FNE VENEZUELA S BOLIMA CHAD MISSING? MENTION THE SPIDERS? THE UNITED 2022 2023 ORUATER CAIR PARAVEL?CAD . ARABR APRIL 20, 1979 1806-10 181-17 884-95 818-29 1830-33 954-57 1958-60 THE SINAI 5 PART OF WHAT COUNTRY? ISRAELIMOSTLY ISRAEL MOSTLY EGYPTEGYPT 976-79 IS THE ARAL BUDA AND PESTSEA MISSING? 970s-90s 2000st MORDOR? I5 THE AREA SOUTH OF LAKE VICTORIAn 198 DOES RUSSIA BORDER THE SEA OF JAPAN? OR BUDAPEST? 961-61 1965-7 WHATS THE CAPITAL OF MICRONESIA? 858-67 873-83 BELERIAND?NÚMENOR? IS THE WORLD ON THE BACK OFATURTLE? THE TOUWN ON I-25 BETUEEN ALBUQUERQUE AND EL PASO IS THE U5s SOUTHERN BORDER LOOKS... LATE FIRST VOLTA OR BURKINA FASO? 948-49 AGE 851-56 CALORMEN? ARE YOU SURE THIS IS A MAP? 982-84 HOW FAR EAST DO THE AMERICAN PRAIRIES REACH? INDIANA THE MISSISSIPPI NEBRASKAWHAT PRAIRIES? THE FOREST EASTOF THE MISIY MOUNTAINS IS IS IT TRYING TO BITE YOU? | (NUMBEROF YEMENS)+(NUMBER OFGERMANYS 1989-EARLY 1990 MID-10 LATE1190-1m IF YOU LET IT GO WHAT DOES IT D0? MRKLJOOD1 THE WOOD OF BEFORE 1830 1830s Os EARLY THRD AGE FOURTH AGE DID YOU MAKE IS THERE A BIG THIRD AGE RECURSIVE LAKE IN THE MIDDLE OFI5 THERE A BIG LAKE IN SOUTHERN CAUFORNIA?THE MIDDLE OFGHANA? CREATED ON PURPOSE IS IT LARGER THAN A BREADBOX? RUNS AJPY AROUND THE RDOM ONE OF THE ITS VERY NICE. TREADER LATER BODOKS ATE 8605-1700s 910s 205-505 60s-70s what-even-is-thiss: galaxybrownies: lastoneout: ceiye: jelloapocalypse: chavisory: mapsrgreat: wildcardarcana: littlethingwithfeathers: cannibalcuisine: dare-to-dm: pyrrhiccomedy: mapsontheweb: Guide to Figuring out the Age of an Undated World Map. No but take the time to actually read it because I lost like 15 minutes. I have a friend who is really good at this type of thing.  He once found an old globe at a garage sale and he was able to pin the date of it’s making down to like a 6 month window, because it only would’ve been correct during a specific point in WWII.   I was mad impressed, because I have no mind for geography.  I can barely remember my own state’s capitol. THIS IS GOLD 😂😂😂 This is amazing. Take the time to actually read it. Holy shit the super specific things towards the end Oh wow! I didn’t know anything about the giant lake in California being created by accident?! I love how it differentiates the maps of Narnia based on which book you’re looking at I almost scrolled past this Hello?
Africa, Bilbo, and Empire: GUIDE TO FIGURING OUT THE AGE OF AN UNDATED WORLD MAP (ASSUMING ITS COMPLETE, LABELEDIN ENGUSH, AND DETAILED ENOUGH) DO ANY OF THESE EXIST? INDEPENDENT CANADA US TERRITORY OF ALASKA TOKYO ISTANBUL OR CONSTANTINOPLE? DOES THE SOVIET UNION EXIST? THE HOLY ROTIAN EMPIRE? NO 5 MOST OF EST AFRICA A GIANT FRENCH BLOB? SAUDI 805 OR EARUER THE MODERN IDEAOF A COMPLETE POLITICAL MAP OF THE WORLD GaSHARD ToAPPLY DDES THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE EXIST? ZAIRE? OR HONG KONG (UK) 922-1932 UNION? SOUTH AFRICA? NO HOW MANY VIEINAM5 ARE THERE? TWO ONE SAINTNORTH KOREA? SERBIA/MONTENEGRO ARE. IS JAN MAYEN PART OF THE KINGDOM OF NORWAY? THE UNITED RHODESIA?ALBANIA? HOU SURE ARE YOU THAT THIS MAP lSİN ENGLISH? EAST TİMOR? | | HOW MANY SUDANS THAT ONE UP ARE THERE? CAN YOU SEE THE FAMIUAR CONTİNENTS? / 972-75 าร19-23 1924-29 997-2001 2002-06 910-12 1913-18 | HOW MANY GERMANS ARE THERE? ) | 011BODA? THIS S00NDS LIKE A PHYSICAL MAP OR ONE ONE, BUT ITS HUGE OR TUO 46-47 DANGER EXCLUSION ZONE-AVOID? PARTOFSLEDENF) I SATELLIEPHOTO FLORIDA IS PARTOF. YES, THATS IT 2012-13 RER SRON PERSIA OR IRANEA PARTOF 18%-1905 1906-09 OR 952-53 DOES THE UARNING 930-3435-40 JMMY CARTER IS... BENGATTACKED BYA T FNE VENEZUELA S BOLIMA CHAD MISSING? MENTION THE SPIDERS? THE UNITED 2022 2023 ORUATER CAIR PARAVEL?CAD . ARABR APRIL 20, 1979 1806-10 181-17 884-95 818-29 1830-33 954-57 1958-60 THE SINAI 5 PART OF WHAT COUNTRY? ISRAELIMOSTLY ISRAEL MOSTLY EGYPTEGYPT 976-79 IS THE ARAL BUDA AND PESTSEA MISSING? 970s-90s 2000st MORDOR? I5 THE AREA SOUTH OF LAKE VICTORIAn 198 DOES RUSSIA BORDER THE SEA OF JAPAN? OR BUDAPEST? 961-61 1965-7 WHATS THE CAPITAL OF MICRONESIA? 858-67 873-83 BELERIAND?NÚMENOR? IS THE WORLD ON THE BACK OFATURTLE? THE TOUWN ON I-25 BETUEEN ALBUQUERQUE AND EL PASO IS THE U5s SOUTHERN BORDER LOOKS... LATE FIRST VOLTA OR BURKINA FASO? 948-49 AGE 851-56 CALORMEN? ARE YOU SURE THIS IS A MAP? 982-84 HOW FAR EAST DO THE AMERICAN PRAIRIES REACH? INDIANA THE MISSISSIPPI NEBRASKAWHAT PRAIRIES? THE FOREST EASTOF THE MISIY MOUNTAINS IS IS IT TRYING TO BITE YOU? | (NUMBEROF YEMENS)+(NUMBER OFGERMANYS 1989-EARLY 1990 MID-10 LATE1190-1m IF YOU LET IT GO WHAT DOES IT D0? MRKLJOOD1 THE WOOD OF BEFORE 1830 1830s Os EARLY THRD AGE FOURTH AGE DID YOU MAKE IS THERE A BIG THIRD AGE RECURSIVE LAKE IN THE MIDDLE OFI5 THERE A BIG LAKE IN SOUTHERN CAUFORNIA?THE MIDDLE OFGHANA? CREATED ON PURPOSE IS IT LARGER THAN A BREADBOX? RUNS AJPY AROUND THE RDOM ONE OF THE ITS VERY NICE. TREADER LATER BODOKS ATE 8605-1700s 910s 205-505 60s-70s what-even-is-thiss: galaxybrownies: lastoneout: ceiye: jelloapocalypse: chavisory: mapsrgreat: wildcardarcana: littlethingwithfeathers: cannibalcuisine: dare-to-dm: pyrrhiccomedy: mapsontheweb: Guide to Figuring out the Age of an Undated World Map. No but take the time to actually read it because I lost like 15 minutes. I have a friend who is really good at this type of thing.  He once found an old globe at a garage sale and he was able to pin the date of it’s making down to like a 6 month window, because it only would’ve been correct during a specific point in WWII.   I was mad impressed, because I have no mind for geography.  I can barely remember my own state’s capitol. THIS IS GOLD 😂😂😂 This is amazing. Take the time to actually read it. Holy shit the super specific things towards the end Oh wow! I didn’t know anything about the giant lake in California being created by accident?! I love how it differentiates the maps of Narnia based on which book you’re looking at I almost scrolled past this Hello?
Advice, Being Alone, and Amazon: Positive feedback makes me write more. And writing more makes me a better writer. I've received a fair amount of negative comments, and EVERY one of them has simply made me give up writing for a while. Sometimes months Anonymous asked: Honestly I appreclate what you've been saying about unsolicited comments an fic b/c when I was small & first started writing fic - I didn't speak English very well my 1st language ls Hawaiian Pidgin which uses some English words but they're spelled VERY differently & the grammar is VERY different & anyways I was lke a tiny child getting roasted by grown adults In the comments of my fic for spellingigrammar & it wasn't helpful It just made me an Insecure writer.I dan't write fic anymore i have literally never had good I once had a "concritter" on ff.net fail to understand the difference between Amazon reviews and fanfic reviews/comments. She used the existence of the former to justify being harsh in the latter. And l could not get her to comprehend that Amazon reviews are not the same thing as fanfic reviews #stop hurting us for your own personal ego trip if you've ever wondered why i stopped writing, it's because of exactly this. i was in a highly emotionally fragile place, writing was one of my very few healthy cathartic outlets, and one person too many decided to be 'helpful in the comments #but the one time I got a lot of negative feedback on something I posted #it stuck #it hurt #it ruined my entire day Hand bled into the rest of my week #now this was multiple people writing paragraph on how I was wrong and #something that hits home this week an have #1 dont care if they think my writing sucks #but they didnt need to share it lose to home ause all theyve done is mad and made sure ill never touch tha delete arac or fear of the se people coming after me #ionly got a couple of negative reviews but i thought about them long after l should have yeah. It didn't drive me out of the Sterek fandom. But it could have, very easily Ten years previous it almost certainly would have, because belleve me, before I was on anxlety medication, that sort of comment would have left me in a spiral for weeks. #see actually this is why I'm not writing currently and like that really made me deflate and not wanna work on the next fic #idk #dumb petty problems #I'm still a little sad about it #I'll admit that I ta te harshly -even if it's worded well #1 was almost put off writing fic forever when the forst fic i ever posted got scathingly-picked apart and l was he #l thought I was a terrible writer and never wanted to post fic again #really tho #i didn't write more tsyl for months bc of one horrible review 've gotten very tired of comments #tired and leery eaction now is more on't wan #just #sigh -don't get me wrong! #1 leay hell alone #it's not fun at all like 98% of why I'm on a03 mainly now ere so many lovely people on fnet cause there were who seem in something because i enjoy writing #like #what #why #all of this -particularly the constructive criticism section #don't be a dick -fanfic problems #and things like that are why I barely write for that ship now very important #(and a huge reason i can't bring myself to keep writing a story I'm very #-because someone wrote a nasty comment on a couple of chapters and ican't get past that) #all of my fics have been beta read by 2-3 ppl on't want any unsolicited opinions ove #as much as i wrote this fic with my whole soul #if I'm happy with it then it doesnt matter -I don't care/ #actual criticism is har arranted its impossible to just appreciate it and being a beta fjust throwing in a sentence about how you didnt like one thing or one fact is wrong isnt actually helping most of the time #and forgive my arrogant ass but unless I specifically asked for your negative critique m not gonna trust what you say anyway always despis #1 en ad to pass our papers around the class for people to metaphorically rip apart #agreed #iam the same #if I dont ask for critique then dont do it pls even if you are being good mannered #if I want critiques i will ask someone spe #if I'm looki ing for constructive feedback # why are you telling me about a perceived plot hole in a 104k word fic #pst it wasnt a plot hole I did th npurpose cknowledge given that we've gotter having free fic #some don't want to improve! #maybe in a broad sense yes #if I knit a blanket and give it as a gift none of these autho you improvement #1 don't want the only thing out of the recipien ! #that's just shitty you were given a gift ay someo tiny comment alon in it wasn't that bad actually othered m #even if they specifically told me that they liked it #it took an 11 friend's comment about it for me to let it go and be at peace #they knew enoug different culture #someone might get 99 praises flame) that stays with them #1 have a pretty good ego about my writing eta readers sometimes an en ис #there's plenty of stuff i wouldn't share online simply because the criticism ould hu on away from my passion #this #this so much #i accept criticism from very few people #because they know how to tell it to me #even if sometimes it does sting #1 trust these people to know what is missing/lacking/bad about my writing ince i have asked for it ont wa m when i finally post my stories #1 just wanna know if people have lik #1 don't care #clearly it wasn't written for you #the improvemen one reason only #because I've kept writing- and reading) #I've honed my skilled by myself ed them #ifn ot #don't tell me ar een made for ou can say something nice about thi for a friend and spent years of my life on for you can shut up i feel like these are the pe writing workshop #they need to grow the fuck up are forever stuck in their creat #and get out of our comment sections #well i am glad someone thinks this way! #1 always feel bad for wanting po sitive feedback #1 don't mind people asking me questions #and I don't always mind comments about how i've improved #but god it pisses me off when you point out typoes y own editing bc i don't always use a beta -and that's it #fin e?? #I'm doing this for free fuck off ffanfiction #i get that people want to be helpful Abut you're supposed to ask if your help is needed for wait for your help to be requested hank you #im so shy abot my writing and then i got a comment that started hmmm dove into all the things they didnt like and thought ishpuld an change Hand genuinely i wasnt sure theyd even read it because this stuff was so backward ho did it make me feel shit #It's true #1ike if you wanna give it to me then ask and I'll be okay probably but someone else might not be #and goddamn it's for fun #THANKYOU #slow clap e number of time pent all day obsessing over mean little #mood #im dealing with this rn and it's pissing me off Hunless you're someone I Actually Know #then fuck off in # agree so much with this #and I get shit over it occasionally #but honestly #I'm not a published author #this isnt my job it's just a bit of fun #and I am not about that negativity #let me play in peace #some people think their opinion or correction is SO to be said great that it just HAS as i #as if they are fucking experts on antic #1 don't care if you are an editor in real life #if you aren't my beta #keep your mouth shut on concrit #it's simple #really much #people can tell me all they want about my spelling errors at opinion is somehow (because there's always one or two) #and i-don't care #im not tDing it #especially not spending hours writing #yes this #i'm not a native speaker and I already know i make mistakes #so give us a break 1 still posted the thing for you #fanfiction #I'm honestly probably never going to write fanfic ever again #you'll never catch me writing TW fic ever again #I've learned my lesson I have peopleI take my work to for critique. Serious critique. I want that criticism, and to be better. If l post something and don't say it's in some level of a finished form or hey let me know what you think, probably best to assume I'm not looking for your red pen insight in my inbox. literally like, I got my first comment on a fic a while back that wasn't just keysmashing or compliments or wtv, it was literally just advice, but it hit me like a sack of bricks to the face and lost the will to continue the fic I was working on when I read that comment my mood plummeted off a cliff in the span of a couple sentences. This is pretty Rich actually, because l have had my life destroyed by online Critics on stories I just posted for fun Thank you, Kedreeva. This is also how I feel when my partner tries to give me concrit on my Overwatch game play. I didn't ask you for concrit. Please leave me alone. You're ruining my fun thing by turning it into homework. Unsolicited concrit is entitled wank #honestly keep it to your damn selves # constructive criticism is a huge part of why I don't fucking write anymore ck off with that shit #I've seen too many writers give up tAnd stop writing few a ss holes who thought they needed to tell these people that they didn't like their story for some reason #1m sometimes still thinking about that one Concrit comment I got years ago #important #fanfiction #writing #criticism #that's one of the reasons I never write sterek again #whereas with my writing? Dont -please #even if y #1m going to remember the one inconsequential bad thing #AT MOST you can point out like a spelling error or two #but honestly don't bother if I missed them on the proof then I probably don't care enough to edit it again ou leave the nicest comme nt otherwis NOW #as someone who writes #i hate hate hate concrit on works that are posted unless I've specifically asked for more bad that im s ometimes way too much of a wimp when it comes to concrit #Tbh I'm very wary of criticism #I've had most people do it in a way that negatively affected the way I see my work #Asking first is a wonderful way to go about it! kedreeva: When I say “writers don’t want your unsolicited criticism” and “leaving unsolicited criticism on fanfiction hurts writers” THIS is what I mean. This isn’t even all of them, this is just from a FEW posts on the subject. Read through these, and then look me in the eyes and say you’re ~helping writers~ by leaving that criticizing comment on someone’s fic when they didn’t ask you to. You’re hurting or, at best, annoying us. You’re hurting fandom. You’re not helping us.
Crime, Target, and Tumblr: Eati In slightlyrefridgeratedtuna:it is a CRIME that these two have barely interacted

slightlyrefridgeratedtuna:it is a CRIME that these two have barely interacted

Click, Dude, and Frozen: kandrakelsierthe-formerone Follow lapushpaclk twilight but bella is accidentally super stoned every time edward does something weird and supernatural so she never actually notices or figures it out by herself, but she points it out every time and scares the hell out of him the cullens have had several code reds, all because edward's new lab partner keeps brushing up against him unintentionally and going "woan, dude. you re like, super cold" eventually, after months of them hanging out and her repeatedly missing key things he gradually makes more and more obvious he is literally sitting underneath the sun and sparkling, and she just squints at him, gives him a silly thumbs up, and then a high five shortly after he just gives up and tells her rosalielesbianhale edward being so fed up with keeping the secret from bella so they're lounging in the sun, with edward just waiting for it to click, for her to realise that he's not human bella spends so long looking at him with edward completely frozen in place waiting to see what her reaction will be. he's prepared for fear in her eyes, for her to scream, to distance herself from him or possibly run away. what he is not prepared for is her lazily trailing her finger down the length of his forearm and breathing out a single word. "pretty." she then falls back on the grass with her eyes closed enjoying the sun but edward is so outraged that he springs to his feet, not even bothering to move at a human pace and throws her words back in her face as if they were an affront. "pretty?? bella, this is the skin of a killer." bella just snorts, barely opening her eyes to look at him "okay, edgelord," there's a lazy smile on her face but she doesn't even bother to sit up before she continues, "edward, seriously, that's the skin of every teenage girl in the 90s and i admire your bravery in attempting to bring back body glitter but don't oversell it." hybridsins I stan stoner Bella morganfrederickrielly don't oversell it Stoner Bella

Stoner Bella

Af, America, and Apparently: Game Of Thrones's Natalie Dormer: men are as objectified as women on TV actor has joined the debate genders are judged equally on looks about objectification in TVand L4 shipperwolf1: brunhiddensmusings: fierceawakening: guyveranimefan87: eric-coldfire: eldritchgentleman: cruxofargon: the-critical-feminist: cishetwhiteoppressor: Finally, a sane celebrity who doesn’t bend the knee to feminist bullshit. Source My god I love her. I know people are gonna get salty af about this but by God she’s RIGHT. When Brad Pitt did Fight Club, he was cutting weight for every single scene to maintain his physique at 155. I’ve you’ve ever cut weight, you know how horrible that must have been. He did it because they needed a “look”. Changing Tatum said his Magic Mike body doesn’t last for more than five days. He starved down and dehydrated his already fit physique for a “look”. The male soldiers on Spartacus: Blood and Sand were eating pretty much chicken and veggies for every meal to maintain a “look”. Why is this such a big deal? Because all these characters are considered physical goals for men. These are actual unobtainable physical standards for men. Male body image issues get swept under the rug so often that some people don’t even think they exist. You want proof? Just check out that scene in Captain America: First Avenger where Cap just transformed into that beautiful beefcake of a man. Agent Carter’s actress just HAD to touch them muscles, it was completely unscripted. Chris Evans had to wear shirts so small they physically hurt, and he dislocated a shoulder during the helicopter scene in Civil War. But who cares, girls got to wet their panties watching Captain America flex. If we are talking about unrealistic physical standards of male fitness given to us by movies, I would like to mention Hugh “Wolverine” Jackman here. Yeah, he is ripped, isn’t he? Well, it is true, but to get that kind of definition, he went through 36 hour period of dehydration, which caused him to temporarily lose 10 pounds of “water weight”.  Thus during the fight scene he was filming, he was a hair breadth from blacking out whole time, just to look unrealistically muscular. As he said during interview with Steven Colbert, “If You go three days without water, You will die. Then, when You are halfway there they shout ‘Roll it!” It’s the same with professional bodybuilders who get into periods of extreme fasting and dehydration to lower their fat-to-muscle ratio to inhuman levels, all in hopes of making their muscle definition a bit better. According to experts, healthy body fat percentage for a healthy male ranges from 8% to 20%, depending on height, lifestyle and numerous other variables.  Fitness model and professional bodybuilder Helmut Strebl also known as “World’s Most Shredded Man” as he supposedly managed to get his body fat percentage below 5%… … But only when he partakes in competitions, since it is not humanly possible to live with such low fat percentage of one’s body for longer periods of time. I mean, yeah, he keeps a draconian training regime, as well as a very strict diet even off-season, but looks much more human then… There are documented cases of incredibly fit and muscular bodybuilders fainting on the stage in the middle of their flexing routines, as well as several who outright died, because of cardiac arrest caused by their blood becoming too thick, due to long dehydration… And let’s not forget about Muscle Dysmorphia, colloquially known as “Megarexia” or “Bigarexia”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_dysmorphia Yeah, it’s a thing, but it’s barely talked about, since it’s apparently not manly to admit to having problems like that, which also creates problems with researching this particular disorder… So… Thanks Hollywood? I had no idea that most people who looked like this are dehydrated until I read posts like this. dehydrated to the point theyre about a day away from actual organ failureokay so chris hemsworth is a absolute god of a man, but hollywood says ‘thats not good enough’ and for the thor movie he has to spend several days having the juice squeezed from his body untill he looses about a gallon of whats supposed to be him so that he can do 2 days of shooting scenes without his shirt, after which he has to have recovery time before he is hospitalized because i am not joking about ‘one day away from organ failure’thats the benchmark- look at chris hemsworth and process that he is told he isnt suitable for a shirtless scene without prepping for three days and nearly fainting real feminism acknowledges the unhealthy standards that men are held to. radfems brush them off as non-existent guys, feminism is for you, too. it’s for all of us.
Crazy, Cute, and Food: parisianqueen During the most poor and homeless period of my life, I had a lot of people get angry with me because l spent $25 on Bath and Body Works candles during a sale. They couldn't comprehend why the hell I would do that when I had been fighting for months to try and get us on our feet, afford food, and have an apartment to live in. Those candles were placed beside whereverl slept that night. In the morning, I would move them and set them wherever I'd have to hang out. At one point I carried one around in my purse one of those big honking 3-wick candles. I never lit them, but I'd open them and smell them a lot. I credit that purchase with a lot of my drive that got me to where l am today. I had been working tirelessly, 15+ hour days with barely any reward, constantly on the phone or trying to deal with organizations and associations to "get help at". It'd gone on for almost a year by the end of it, and I was so burnt out, to the point that I would shake 24/7. But I could get a bit of relief from my 3-wick "upper middle class lifestyle" candles. They represented my future goals, my home I wanted to decorate, and how I would one day not be in this mess anymore When we moved into the apartment, and our financial status improved, I burned those candles every single day. When they were empty, I cleaned them out, stuck labels on them, and they became the starting point of my really cute organization system I had ALWAYS planned to have. So whenever I hear about someone very poor getting themselves a treat maybe it's Starbucks, maybe it's a home deco item maybe it's a video game... I don't judge them. I get it. I get that you can't go without anything for that long without it making you go crazy. You need to pull some joy, inspiration, and motivation from somewhere moralistically poor people deserve things they want, too. it is unfair to expect poor people to only buy things they "need". enide-s-dear My grandfather used to tell me: if you only have 20 kr left, you buy grocery for 10 kr and flowers for the other 10 kr because you need a reasorn to live as well. shiobookmark You need hope and nourishment in equal measure im so proud of how well i cropped this

im so proud of how well i cropped this