Inside these sealed glass balls live shrimp, algae, and bacteria, all swimming around in filtered seawater. Put it somewhere with some light, and this little ecosystem will chug along happily for years, no feeding or cleaning necessary
I was doing a bit of self reflection this weekend. Do not ask me why because there is no reason as to why my brain and I do the things we do. Never-the-less, I was thinking about how come I never had image problems. I mean, physical image. Like body image problems. And it’s became clearly aware to me that I have always told myself I’m pretty. So when I look in the mirror, I see pretty. I know I’m blessed to have this ability.
But on the flip side of that, I don’t have confidence in my words (written or spoken) or my abilities. So my pretty only gets me so far in life. My hang ups are because of how judgmental my mom is. How worried about people perceiving me as this way or that way. Those leave some pretty serious scars, sadly.
How hard is it to tell your kids that so long as they gave it their best that it’s good enough? Not bloody hard at all. I tell my kid that all the time. How hard is it to accept your kid for who they are? I mean, why would you want to make a mini me that thinks/feels/acts exactly like you do? That is very boring.
Encouragement goes a long, long way to making successful, happy, and confident future generations.11:08pm
Ready to Love Again - Another World - Rachel & Carl
video notes: I’ve been working on this all day. I’ve not made a fan video since 2011. So this is big for me. So big.
if age is just a number then whats the Carl/Michonne romance ship name because that makes about as much sense as bethyl does. (not much sense at all)
Michonne and Carl have had more on time on screen together than Daryl and Beth ever had, and there is a tangible and legitimate connection between them. They soften one another, bring out bits of vulnerability and weakness, but do so in a touching and affectionate way. There is certainly love there, but in a familial way. Michonne is like a mother or an aunt to Carl.
That is what people don’t understand, love doesn’t mean being IN love. The connection between Michonne and Carl, which is certainly there and has been emphasized several times, isn’t that different from the one between Beth and Daryl. Both feature one party who is much older and more capable, while the younger one naively believes they know how to emotionally cope and survive. Both show these pairs softening one another a bit. Both pairs have instances where the younger party makes the older behave in an immature and uncharacteristically reckless way.
If Carl was the one kidnapped, you better believe Michonne would follow to get him. No doubt. It doesn’t mean she is romantically interested in him, it just means that she cares too much to let him die.
This. ^^ I do not ship Beth/Daryl, but I don’t care that someone else does. Beth is of legal age. Daryl hasn’t helped to raise her from birth. If this was about Judith and Daryl, I’d see it completely differently. Beth and Daryl met when she was 16 (almost 17, I’m sure.). Let it go. Let other ship it if they like it or it speaks to them. Does it really effect your personal ship? No? Okay then.
Let. It. Go.7:17pm
"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.
When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.
When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”
When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.
I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”