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Archbishop James Usher (1580-1656) published Annales Veteris et Novi Testaments in 1654, which suggested that the Heaven and the Earth were created in 4004 B.C. One of his aides took the calculation further, and was able to announce triumphantly that the Earth was created on Sunday the 21st of October, 4004 B.C., at exactly 9:00 A.M., because God liked to get work done early in the morning while he was feeling fresh.

This too was incorrect. By almost a quarter of an hour.

The whole business with the fossilized dinosaur skeletons was a joke the paleontologists haven’t seen yet.

This proves two things:

Firstly, that God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, [ie., everybody.] to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.

Secondly, the Earth’s a Libra.

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Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Mandatory October 21st post.

Happy 22nd birthday to me, and happy birthday to the Earth. I like bragging we share a birthday.


experimentalmadness:

And you know what.

Shout out to bisexual individuals who haven’t been in any relationships yet, or have only ever been in a relationship with one gender.

You don’t owe anyone any kind of explanation about your identity.

You are amazing and wondrously bisexual just the way you are.


selfihauntyouithink:

lookatthesefreakinghipsters:

magical-muser:

Guess what? I quit.

Supernatural 10.03 Soul Survivor: Sneak Peak [x]

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This is so exciting!!  I’ve always been fascinated by the way that Dean resented his father for how he raised them, but had repressed that anger and bitterness and that we’ve only ever seen glimpses of his true feelings through his proxies, such as shifter!Dean, Dream!Dean in 3x10, and so on (check out this great post by subjecttochange8 for more on the topic).  Except that demon!Dean isn’t really a proxy, he’s Dean, but is now capable of letting go of all that guilt and repression that have built up over the years, which reached toxic levels.  So now we’re finally clearly seeing how Dean really feels about John, his true resentfulness and anger at the damage that John did as a father.  Because he doesn’t care about the guilt, or about John,  or about Sam, or about being repressed.  He’s known, on some level, that what he went through wasn’t fair, but now he’s able to actually articulate it.  Which is amazing.  

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Parentification

bangingpatchouli:

fixingthepatterns:

WHAT IT IS


Parentification is a role reversal between parent and child. The child’s needs of comfort, guidance and attention are sacrificed to meet the parent’s physical and emotional needs.

There are two types of parentification:

1) Emotional

A child is robbed of a childhood when they have to meet the emotional or psychological needs their parent. Parents sometimes talk to their children as if they are therapists, best friends, or confidants. Even worse is when a parent takes advantage of their child by treating them as a surrogate spouse or significant other. Sometimes this is called emotional incest, and it happens with the child who is the opposite sex of the parent.

2) Physical

Sometimes called instrumental parentification, this is when the child takes up the role of meeting the physical needs of the parent or family. This could include cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, paying bills, getting younger siblings ready for school, helping with homework, giving out medications, and much more. It’s not the same as giving a child assigned chores to complete. It’s dysfunctional in that the duties are beyond the age-appropriate level for that child, leaving them little/no time to engage in normal childhood activities like playing, going to school, developing peer friendships, and sleeping.

WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT

Children learn about their world through experience. They go through developmental milestones each year which allow them to be self-sufficient adults. When they are in a home with responsible parents, they are free to explore their environment and not worry about making mistakes because they have their parents as safety nets.

A parentified child has no such freedom. They are stifled, unable to explore for fear of making mistakes, and they can’t afford to make mistakes! They become isolated from their peers and may associate with individuals who are older, putting them at risk of being manipulated or used by older people. They carry an enormous burden which is unhealthy and overwhelming. It’s emotional abuse with damaging effects.

PARENTAL FACTORS

What type of parents do parentified children likely have? Usually if there is any kind of drug or alcohol abuse, the child can try to take care of their parent. Stealing their keys so the parent doesn’t drive drunk, hiding alcohol or pills so they can’t be found…that type thing. If a parent is absent and there are multiple children, the oldest will generally be parentified, stepping in to take care of the younger by doing laundry, learning to cook, making school lunches, etc. Parents with personality disorders or severe mental illness are also prone to parentifying their children. It varies from situation to situation, but rarely (if ever) would you find a parentified child with a perfectly “normal” parent.

LONG-TERM EFFECTS

There are many. I’ll stick to a few main ones below.

1) Rocky relationships as adults - in general, a parentified child has difficulties forming relationships as an adult. Many marriages and friendships fail as adults. Sometimes when a child isn’t allowed to act like a child when he/she is a child, they start to act like a child when they grow up. Their partner might think them irresponsible or immature, as if they are sowing wild oats not sown before.

2) Anger - can be explosive or passive. They may not know why they are angry, but find themselves lashing out at people they care about. They can harbor lingering resentment at their parent, long after the parent has died or been incarcerated or institutionalized. Eventually the child will grow up and realize they had no childhood, and they’ll never get that time back.

3) Perfectionism - mentioned above, but a parentified child had to live up to high expectations, not only of their incompetent parent, but also of themselves. What child doesn’t want to please their parent, to take care of them if need be? As children they believed that their power was unlimited. Rescuing their mom or dad required doing everything just right, and if they failed, they berate themselves and think it’s their fault. They do this into adulthood.

4) Control freak - being robbed of any other way of living except being in control, a parentified child might automatically default to being in control (if they don’t swing in the other direction), and might react badly when a situation goes beyond their control or they feel their control is being threatened.

FOR WRITERS

Parentified children make excellent grown-up heroes and heroines of books. It’s not as much fun to read about the active parentification of a child. It’s sad, actually. But once they’ve grown up, you’ve got a lot you could deal with for their character arc. You can include some flashbacks to when the child was actively trading their needs to meet their parent’s needs, and it could shed so much light onto why they are they way they are at the present time. Peel the layers back of the parentified child when including backstory, though. Just a little bit at a time so the reader doesn’t get socked with it all at once in a backstory dump. What these children go through can be intense, and it’s a great way to soften a hard-nosed hero or make the reader empathetic to your type-A heroine.

Sound like anyone we know?


"karmaplus: I Asked my 9 year old cousin Emma if she wanted to be on the phone with me when she watched DW tonight. She’s only allowed to stay up late when DW is on - it’s on an hour later here in Denmark, timezones yo. (she has watched all episodes in the past year and I introduced her yay!)
But her response broke my heart:
“no he’s making fun of Clara. She’s not fat, mom says. He’s not nice. I don’t like it anymore.”
Her mom then told me Emma had asked her if ‘she was big and had big hips? and if the doctor wouldn’t like her either?’
Her mom said “but the doctor loves Clara!”
she then simply responded “no, that’s not how you treat friends. I would be told off in school if I did that.”
and that’s basically all have to say. My almost 9 year old’s biggest hero has made her feel fat. Please, Moffat, can’t you write one single episode without making sexist jokes. Please. Please."

yaelstiel:

eternallydeancas:

yaelstiel:

Ladies… :)

YES! *fist pumps the air* *does happy dance to rule all happy dances* YES YES YES!! Feeling the love for spn ladies! First Claire, now this! XD

And we know Charlie will be back too!!! I think we should state it: fro now on, don’t say the year of the deanmon, say The Year of The Ladies :)

yaelstiel:

eternallydeancas:

yaelstiel:

Ladies… :)

YES! *fist pumps the air* *does happy dance to rule all happy dances* YES YES YES!! Feeling the love for spn ladies! First Claire, now this! XD

And we know Charlie will be back too!!!
I think we should state it: fro now on, don’t say the year of the deanmon, say The Year of The Ladies :)


Your last painting was so good, it saved the world. I can’t wait to see what you do next. It’s not going to be easy. I’ve got a hairband to live up to.


found-liquorstore-and-drank-itt:

pre series!dean in 10x02 

SAMULET AND LEATHER JACKET AND FEELINGS!


c0l0rsandcar0usels:

prochoicebecausefuckoff:

fandomsandfeminism:

nireblue:

fandomsandfeminism:

The difference between bisexuality and pansexuality: a powerpoint guide. 

(updated) 

… but….why put the my little ponies in there…….

1. Because they match the color scheme of the pride flags 

2. I like ponies. 

3. It reenforces the light and cheerful tone of the overall powerpoint. 

This is probably one of the best and least offensive/erasing guides out there and people are complaining about the ponies.

Fucksake. 

This is important



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