Kill the idea that naivety is an unforgivable flaw but cynicism is just wisdom, murder it, chop it up and serve it for dinner, I don’t care, just end this bullshit idea that it’s better to hate than to love and better to rot in miserable bitter resignation than to hope for the best.

do EMTs not have a union? or anyone to go to bat for you guys?

yeah, so we’re the campus EMT group, we’re all state- and nationally-certified and we take calls on campus and supervise frat parties (mostly preventing aspiration, it’s not pretty) but we’re not actually paid, even though we’re insured by the university and administered by the local ambulance company. Basically we’re mostly left to organize ourselves, which is how this happened. I’m doing my best to change things, but it’s hard because I’m really really shy and I hate arguing with people



My EMT agency is fucking up really bad and there’s nothing I can do about it

Without telling any of us, or providing any kind of warning or opportunity to vote on it, they’ve instituted ‘physical requirements’ including:

A 125-lb pram lift
2 minutes of CPR
A 120-lb backboard lift with a partner

None of these would be a big deal except for the last one: a 3 mile jog with a 45-lb pack in under 40 mins.

Now, I could probably do that. I go hiking in the mountains with a pack on for fun, and I can do a pretty steady 4mph walk when I get going. But I am tall and strong and I don’t have knee problems or asthma. Even then, 45 pounds is nearly a third of my weight. And for the smaller, less-than-five-foot, 100lb women in our group, 45 pounds is way way more than they can reasonably be expected to carry.

Anything I say is construed as whining. They don’t understand that posting those kind of requirements is going to discourage women and less-able people from joining… Or maybe that’s what they’re going for idk. The thing is, having that kind of requirement is totally fucking unnecessary, we don’t walk anywhere, much less while carrying a pack. And even worse, AMR (our ambulance company) doesn’t even have fitness requirements that come anywhere near these.

I just

I hate everyone


he didn’t even say goodbye, he didn’t take the time to lie


Budding Apple, by Anne Hanson

[Knits for Spring]



Have you guys checked out Botanical Knits 2 by Alana Dakos yet?  It’s full of so many pretty patterns!  Pictured above:

Verdure fingerless mitts

Twigs and Willows mitts

Sunlit Autumn sweater

Ivy Trellis hat

Flourish sweater

Forest Foliage wrap

Sprig Sweater

Ferns hat

Hanging Leaves wrap

Aren’t they all lovely?  There are a few more (equally beautiful) patterns in the collection as well.



Attribution Unknown.



The other WIP when I need a break from the head. 

when it’s too much even for your own standards






I always knew she was one :D

As is so often true of comics, a lot of the awesome is in the details. Natasha can’t move the Hammer when she first reaches it. What makes her worthy at the end when she apparently wasn’t worthy just seconds before? Look at panels 2-3 again. Natasha’s got that big ogre right on top of her with his club already going back to strike … and instead of shooting it to save herself, she uses her last shot to bring down the flying reptile that’s chasing that fleeing shuttle. That act of self-sacrifice in the face of certain death is what made her worthy.




dynastie Moghole (1526-1858)
jade blanc, pierre
Inde du Nord

(C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier

Section Inde du musée Guimet

oh wait so *did* this happen in the book?? (also there are spoilers in my answer to your ask i wasn’t sure how long ago you had inboxed me and i assumed you’d watched the whole thing already sorry!)

nah it’s good bro I had already read a synopsis so I knew what to expect, but it’s WAY WORSE than I was imagining.

and not exactly, in the book, Jaime and Brienne get back to King’s Landing just after the purple wedding and the first time Cersei and Jaime see each other is, well, there, in the sept. But it’s played off as this loving-if-fucked-up reunion of two people who have no one else in the world but each other and are mourning not only the son that they lost but jaime’s hand and their own relatively carefree existence.  Anyway, still totally weird but consensual and not horrific.

watching game of thrones and I keep turning it off because whatever is happening between jaime and cersei is freaking me out like I hated this scene in the book but shit this is way worse