I mean it’s awesome
If you guys want the original MP3, lemme know and I can upload it to tumblr.
Also one time he was supposed to write a violin and piano duet, and he wrote the violin part, but he didn’t really feel like writing the piano part, or was too lazy etc. When the concert came up (he played the piano while a fiend played the violin) he set up a blank piece of paper (so people would think he was reading music) and improvised. After the concert he wrote it down so it could be published
okay i’ve reblogged this before but can we just give a shoutout to the orchestra that had to sightread the overture to an audience at the premiere of an opera
After 42 days without a newly reported case, Nigeria is officially Ebola free, the World Health Organization announced Monday, less than a week after Senegal also surpassed twice the disease’s maximum incubation period.
Nigeria is a ”spectacular success story,” WHO Country Director Rui Gama Vaz said in a press conference in the capital of Abuja earlier Monday.
ROLLERBLADES, 90s, PENS, 90s, COCAINE, 90s
"Well meaning adults can easily destroy a child’s love of reading - do not discourage children from reading because you feel they’re reading the wrong thing. There is no such thing as the wrong thing to be reading and no bad fiction for kids." - Neil Gaiman
I remember the strange panic attack before I went on to give this speech: the conviction that I wouldn’t be able to read what I’d written, or speak in articulate sentences. I wound up talking (in my head at least I was talking) in a really slow and measured way, because I was not certain any of it would make sense, or that I’d be able to get through it.
Which I mention only because I get lots of messages in Tumblr asks, asking how I got to be so good at this, or how people can do things if they are scared or stressed or things are too hard. And the only answer I really have is, you do it anyway. But maybe you breathe and do it a bit slower than normally.
I cannot begin to express how appreciative I am of what the Legend of Korra is doing in terms of addressing mental health. These last two episodes have blown me away. The writers have managed to craft a story with true depth and a sort of realism that’s so rare. I can honestly say I have never watched a show where the protagonist’s mental illness and/or struggles were treated with such respect and honesty.
I know I already wrote about this, but the latest episode (The Coronation) really sealed my impression with the inclusion of Korra’s scenes with Toph. Toph’s tough love approach was definitely what we all expected from her, but it was also something else. It was a perspective that is almost NEVER portrayed accurately - the really sucky, toxic, and sometimes near addictive aspects of mental illness.
When Toph accused Korra of not letting her remove the poison, I instantly thought back to my own experience with depression. At my darkest point, it was really hard to think about getting better. I couldn’t picture it, and honestly at times it felt easier to stay depressed. If I was always so tired and had a hard time even getting out of bed, then why even bother trying to get better? Being sad was hard, but putting effort into not being sad was even harder.
It was a vicious cycle that I’ve never been able to fully explain, but the fact that this show even metaphorically implied it is groundbreaking. (Of course, I only speak for myself and my personal experience, so do understand that I’m not trying to be spokesperson or anything).
Can you imagine if other shows were inspired to take the perils of mental illness head-on? So many more people would understand, or feel comforted. I’m just grateful that LOK is doing what it’s doing.
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Nah she didn’t, that’s what you all said after twisting her words and getting angry because she didn’t phrase herself correctly, twice.
The way she worded it was that trans women and cis women were inherently different and she worded it in a way that suggested that trans and cis women should be separated into different categories, which, obviously is not a very good sentiment.
As someone who has spent a decent amount of time talking to and interfacing with Zamii, I know that this is not how she actually feels, and she just unfortunately is not a very well spoken person. I do think she should apologise for continuing to misrepresent her point of view in a way that suggests that she is in any way transphobic, because I know she isn’t, but there are hoards of fourteen year olds having shitfits over someone who honestly needs to work on how they present themselves to the public and has very little experience with doing so, so she gets scared off.
It’s not an excuse, it’s an honest explanation of what is happening. Zamii made mistakes and instead of people guiding her gently and giving her a chance to rectify her mistakes without biting her head off and labeling her as something she really isn’t, y’all got your rageboners on and are swinging them wildly at anyone who will listen, which is not only counterproductive, but really fucking disgusting.
So yknow lmfao you can get out of here with your teenaged rhetoric and loose arguments trying to intimidate me or anyone else who has even the slightest shred of patience to spare for people who aren’t able to articulate themselves correctly!!
also ‘um shut up and fucking get off of tumblr’ how about you unfollow me or blacklist my url instead of pissing yourself with rage over someone who has an opposing opinion haha
the origin of Ouija boards is funny if you think about it, like they’re part of another country’s (China) ancient history that was practiced until one emperor decided, “You know what this is probably a bad idea” and banned the practice.
then centuries later an old businessman comes along and is like “I’m going to take this and market it as a toy to children.”
Which is the exact plot of Yu-Gi-Oh