At a conference, Stephanie Meyer said: “The God of Writing sent me to earth to show people how to write.” When J.K Rowling heard, she looked at the ground, puzzled, and then said, “I didn’t send anyone.”
My future child:Mom, what's that song you're always humming?
Me:It's the Song of Time.
My future child:What's that?
Me:It's the song given to the Hero of Time so he can save Hyrule.
My future child:What's a Hero of Time?
My future child:
My future child:
My future child:Mom why are you cry-
Me:A SWORD WIELDS NO STRENGTH UNLESS THE HAND THAT HOLDS IT HAS COURAGE
My future child:Uh, Mom-
Me:ALTHOUGH I ACCEPTED LIFE AS A HERO I COULD NOT CONVEY THE LESSONS OF THAT LIFE TO THOSE WHO CAME AFTER
My future child:Mom are you okay-
Me:A THING THAT DOES NOT CHANGE WITH TIME IS A MEMORY OF YOUNGER DAYS
My future child:Mom-
Me:IT IS SOMETHING THAT GROWS OVER TIME: A TRUE FRIENDSHIP
My future child:MOM-
Me:A CHILDISH MIND WILL TURN TO NOBLE AMBITION THE MASTER SWORD IS A SHIP FOR WHICH YOU CAN SAIL UPSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM TIME'S RIVER IF ONE'S HEART IS NOT IN BALANCE THE TRIFORCE WILL BREAK APART THE FLOW OF TIME IS ALWAYS CRUEL THOSE ARE ONLY FOR THE ONE WHO CARRIES THE BLOOD OF THE HERO
“The reality is that fat people are often supported in hating their bodies, in starving themselves, in engaging in unsafe exercise, and in seeking out weight loss by any means necessary. A thin person who does these things is considered mentally ill. A fat person who does these things is redeemed by them. This is why our culture has no concept of a fat person who also has an eating disorder. If you’re fat, it’s not an eating disorder — it’s a lifestyle change.”—
I just want to nail this to every stable surface I can find. I cannot count the amount of times that I’ve seen fat folks being encouraged, cajoled, and even forced into behaviors that would be recognized as disordered eating/exercising patterns in thin folks.
Pretty much everything that’s done on shows like The Biggest Loser would be called out as pro-ana/pro-orthorexia in a thin person. Exercising past the point that it hurts, to the point where you’re throwing up, even injuring yourself? Berating yourself because you didn’t lose ENOUGH weight this week? Constantly talking about how fat is weakness and thinness will make everything better, about how you can’t stand to be your current weight anymore? Emphasis on weight as a sign of how much control, strength, and worth you have? Viewing food as bad, as a temptation to sin? Constant sharing and talking about tips on how to minimize food intake, how to lose weight?
That sounds exactly like every pro-ana/pro-mia blog I’ve ever seen. It’s also what fat people are told we need to be doing to ourselves until we’re thin.
Every time I try to diet or watch my food intake or count calories, I get obsessive. I eat LESS than what I should and still feel terrible. If I’m given a calorie limit of 1500, I will eat 1300. Because otherwise I’m failing.
I’ve forced myself to stop. It’s not healthy. And there are people in my life who encourage me to continue these activities because it’ll be healthy for me to lose weight. WTF. I’m on the fence with an eating disorder and you want to fucking encourage this?
The kicker is I only weigh about 160lbs at 5’4” and I still get encouraged.
Asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. People with this syndrome have difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and often are clumsy. Motor milestones may be delayed. Although people with Asperger syndrome often have difficulty socially, many have above-average intelligence. They may excel in fields such as computer programming and science. There is no delay in their cognitive development, ability to take care of themselves, or curiosity about their environment.
· People with Asperger have problems with language in a social setting.
· It may be difficult to choose a topic of conversation, their body language may be off, and it may be difficult for them to recognize that the other person has lost interest in the topic.
· They may speak in a monotone, and may not respond to other people’s comments or emotions.
· They may have difficulty understanding sarcasm or humor.
Other symptoms may include:
· Problems with eye contact, facial expressions, body postures, or gestures (nonverbal communication)
· Singled out by other children as “weird” or “strange”
· Difficulty developing relationships with children their own age
· Inability to respond emotionally in normal social interactions
· Not flexible about routines or rituals
· Lack of showing, bringing, or pointing out objects of interest to other people
· Do not express pleasure at other people’s happiness
· Preoccupied with parts of whole objects
· Repetitive behaviors, including repetitive behavior that injures themselves
· Repetitive finger flapping, twisting, or whole body movements
· Unusually intense preoccupation with narrow areas of interest, such as obsession with train schedules, phone books, or collections of objects
Genetic factors may play a role. The condition appears to be more common in boys than in girls.
My little brother got into outer space and stuff so my step-mom bought him a place mat with all the planets on it. When I first saw it, I was upset, because it was newer and so Pluto wasn’t labeled. I was about to say something when I noticed something…
“As it is, there seems to be a sense that men are entitled to behave this way that is so ingrained that women are resigned to it and develop coping strategies. Our public spaces are full of women avoiding men they don’t know. Crossing streets, popping into shops unnecessarily, changing train carriages or buses (subtly, they hope), perfecting a placid “zombie stare”, neither encouraging an overture, nor haughtily dismissing one. Rare is the woman who hasn’t resorted to such actions at some point.”—Barbara Ellen, The Observer.