drtanner-sfw:

l0kasenna:

officialnatasharomanoff:

slecnaztemnot:

nmscares:

#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.
She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.
"No… They don’t, actually."
"And how do you communicate, then?"
"Talking?"
"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"
"It is, sometimes."
"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.
But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”
It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.
i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.
little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.

What the fuck kind of parenting is that? I’m appalled. 
Listen, man. If you’re going to be a parent, then that means you have to be prepared to pull your finger out and do things for them, even when it’s inconvenient for you. Your kid didn’t ask to be lumped in with you; you did that, and now you’re going to have to do everything you can to make that kid’s life as decent and balanced and good as you can possibly manage. That’s what being a parent means. Your kids don’t owe you shit. 
Now normally when I explain that it’s because someone is bitching and whining about having an ungrateful child who doesn’t want to do X, Y or Z with them or for them or who isn’t living up to expectations, like that child is indebted to them because they fulfilled the basic criteria of human decency by raising them with some semblance of compassion and care, but this? Horrendous. 
I’m sorry, does learning a new skill so that you can communicate with your child seem like it’s above and beyond somehow? Sorry, matey, but it isn’t. You’re a parent, this is your job. Pull your fucking socks up. 


Why wouldn’t you learn how to sign with your kid?!

drtanner-sfw:

l0kasenna:

officialnatasharomanoff:

slecnaztemnot:

nmscares:

#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.

She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.

"No… They don’t, actually."

"And how do you communicate, then?"

"Talking?"

"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"

"It is, sometimes."

"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.

But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”

It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.

i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.

little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.

What the fuck kind of parenting is that? I’m appalled. 

Listen, man. If you’re going to be a parent, then that means you have to be prepared to pull your finger out and do things for them, even when it’s inconvenient for you. Your kid didn’t ask to be lumped in with you; you did that, and now you’re going to have to do everything you can to make that kid’s life as decent and balanced and good as you can possibly manage. That’s what being a parent means. Your kids don’t owe you shit

Now normally when I explain that it’s because someone is bitching and whining about having an ungrateful child who doesn’t want to do X, Y or Z with them or for them or who isn’t living up to expectations, like that child is indebted to them because they fulfilled the basic criteria of human decency by raising them with some semblance of compassion and care, but this? Horrendous

I’m sorry, does learning a new skill so that you can communicate with your child seem like it’s above and beyond somehow? Sorry, matey, but it isn’t. You’re a parent, this is your job. Pull your fucking socks up. 

Why wouldn’t you learn how to sign with your kid?!

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“Monster" is derived from the Latin noun monstrum, "divine portent," itself formed on the root of the verb monere, "to warn." It came to refer to living things of anomalous shape or structure, or to fabulous creatures like the sphinx who were composed of strikingly incongruous parts, because the ancients considered the appearance of such beings to be a sign of some impending supernatural event. Monsters, like angels, functioned as messengers and heralds of the extraordinary. They served to announce impending revelation, saying, in effect, "Pay attention; something of profound importance is happening.”

My Words to Victor Frankenstein: by Susan Stryker (via whatmonstrosity)

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There are merits to the whole Ice Bucket Challenge thing, and downsides to the phenomena.

Regardless, Geoffrey did it three weeks ago. 
He’s still there.
http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html

There are merits to the whole Ice Bucket Challenge thing, and downsides to the phenomena.

Regardless, Geoffrey did it three weeks ago. 

He’s still there.

http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html

Oooooh

Oooooh

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slytherinlock:

gothiccharmschool:

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satamoru:

plintoon:

satamoru:

zoann:

colormecalm:

nonimaginaryfriend:

disgruntledsquids:


Old hag by *veprikov
Being a witch is not the highest paid job in the world.

I JUST FOUND THIS PICTURE AND I’M GOING TO CRY WHY THIS

I JUST WANT HER TO GET HER PRETTY PURPLE HAT AND BE HAPPY

I would kill for a companion piece to this, where she gets her hat..

Im sobbing.

no seriously why hasn’t any replied to this image with a picture of her in the pretty hat c’mon tumblr please

Well it’s not much, but here’s a comic: 
Enjoy!

DEAD

Reblog every one of these happy end comics I don’t even care

I will always reblog this when there are happy ending images that involve the witch getting her pretty purple hat. And yes, the original image makes me sniffly EVERY TIME. 

So cute!!! 


Both the original image and the responses are adorable!

slytherinlock:

gothiccharmschool:

seerofsarcasm:

satamoru:

plintoon:

satamoru:

zoann:

colormecalm:

nonimaginaryfriend:

disgruntledsquids:

Old hag by *veprikov

Being a witch is not the highest paid job in the world.

I JUST FOUND THIS PICTURE AND I’M GOING TO CRY WHY THIS

I JUST WANT HER TO GET HER PRETTY PURPLE HAT AND BE HAPPY

I would kill for a companion piece to this, where she gets her hat..

Im sobbing.

no seriously why hasn’t any replied to this image with a picture of her in the pretty hat c’mon tumblr please

Well it’s not much, but here’s a comic: 
imageimageimageimageimage

Enjoy!

DEAD

Reblog every one of these happy end comics I don’t even care

I will always reblog this when there are happy ending images that involve the witch getting her pretty purple hat. And yes, the original image makes me sniffly EVERY TIME. 

So cute!!! 

Both the original image and the responses are adorable!

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fazhionalife:

Edison Bulb Light Minimalist Lamp

價格:$75USD

Get it!

Want!

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I just read an article extolling unconditional love as a romantic ideal.

Am I alone in finding “unconditional love” to be a massive insult?

If you tell me that you love me unconditionally, I’m hearing that what I do, what I say, what I think, how I look, and the person I am are all irrelevant to you because I could change them all and you’d still love me.

If that’s what you’re saying then sod you. Go love a brick.

If you’re going to love me, love me conditionally! Love me if I’m a person that deserves and earns your love. Love me because the things I do, the things I say, the things I think, the way I look, and the person I am make you love me.

Don’t love me regardless of me.
Love me because I’m me!


Curtis Allen
I felt like producing something when I heard the sad news about Robin Williams’ death last week.  I was awake as the news broke, bizarrely immediately after having watched a Family Guy episode where Peter turns everyone into Robin Williams. I heard of it first through Facebook. I assumed and hoped it was one of these death hoaxes that ripples through the internet sometimes. BBC News confirmed it very soon afterwards though. The news saddened me more than I was expecting but I was so busy that week I didn’t have time to do anything.
This isn’t much, and I know isn’t useful but it’s what I wanted to do.

I felt like producing something when I heard the sad news about Robin Williams’ death last week.
I was awake as the news broke, bizarrely immediately after having watched a Family Guy episode where Peter turns everyone into Robin Williams. I heard of it first through Facebook. I assumed and hoped it was one of these death hoaxes that ripples through the internet sometimes. BBC News confirmed it very soon afterwards though.
The news saddened me more than I was expecting but I was so busy that week I didn’t have time to do anything.

This isn’t much, and I know isn’t useful but it’s what I wanted to do.

I’m never sure what I think of stories like this. I think photography can undeniably be an art form. I’m always hazy when the photographer hasn’t arranged the elements themselves though. For example, landscape photography. Is is art if i wander into a field and take a pic with my phone of the landscape. What of a tree? What about of a dropped crisp packet on the floor? If so can I claim ownership of that photo? What if I hand my phone to a stranger and get them to take a photo of the crisp packet. Do I still own the rights to that picture? It’s on my phone so I guess I do. Does that apply if I set a camera up aimed at a crisp packet and step back and throw stones at the camera until after knocking the camera to not point at the crisp packet, I finally knock the shutter release button. I’ve not actually specifically arranged the shot, instead setting it up so natural processes like physics actually dictate the composition and actually release the shutter. 

David Slater hoped this picture would earn him a fortune, presumably because it’s a remarkable picture. But actually, this picture is only remarkable because David Slater didn’t take it. The macaque did. 

"You’re saying I can’t have this picture and it’s not mine because I didn’t do it! 
But that’s exactly why it’s important and why I want it: Because *I’m* the one who made sure I *didn’t* take it!”

What a position to have to try to defend!

I’m never sure what I think of stories like this. I think photography can undeniably be an art form. I’m always hazy when the photographer hasn’t arranged the elements themselves though. For example, landscape photography. Is is art if i wander into a field and take a pic with my phone of the landscape. What of a tree? What about of a dropped crisp packet on the floor? If so can I claim ownership of that photo? What if I hand my phone to a stranger and get them to take a photo of the crisp packet. Do I still own the rights to that picture? It’s on my phone so I guess I do. Does that apply if I set a camera up aimed at a crisp packet and step back and throw stones at the camera until after knocking the camera to not point at the crisp packet, I finally knock the shutter release button. I’ve not actually specifically arranged the shot, instead setting it up so natural processes like physics actually dictate the composition and actually release the shutter.

David Slater hoped this picture would earn him a fortune, presumably because it’s a remarkable picture. But actually, this picture is only remarkable because David Slater didn’t take it. The macaque did.

"You’re saying I can’t have this picture and it’s not mine because I didn’t do it!
But that’s exactly why it’s important and why I want it: Because *I’m* the one who made sure I *didn’t* take it!”

What a position to have to try to defend!