akanedee:

if you ever call me annoying, even if it’s just jokingly, the chances of me ever speaking to you again are slim to none because I’ll be so afraid that every little word or sound that comes out of my mouth will aggravate you and make you cringe and hate my existence

(via ghost-of-saintjimmy)

variousbirds:

hazardass:

coldwinterrose:

spoken-not-written:

judal-is-my-spirit-animal:

the-unpopular-opinions:

It is NOT okay to be obese.
Before anyone rages at me, let me explain.
I understand that not everyone is going to be ideally thin, it is okay to be a bit above weight, there is nothing wrong with that. But when it comes to the point where it is legitimately obesity, it is not okay. The idea here on tumblr is that all shapes and sizes are beautiful and you’re all perfect. I get why this is said, and I understand and love that a majority of tumblr is supporting strangers around the world and helping them love themselves. That is okay and I agree with that, but what I don’t agree with is telling OBESE people that they are perfect just the way they are. Obesity is a serious problem and it is not okay to sit back and act like everything is okay with being obese because it’s not. I’m not coming from an aesthetic viewpoint on this either, I’m coming from a medical viewpoint. It is not healthy to be obese and it’s not okay to act like everything is fine, because it’s not.

This, exactly. Being obese is unhealthy, but that doesn’t mean you should go around calling obese people landwhales or assume they have poor moral standards due to their weight. People become obese for many reasons, and not all of those are necessarily their fault. Some of them are even mostly outside of their own control, and those people deserve sympathy, not hate. 

Someone said it.

Thank you. Obesity contributed to my mother’s death. If she would have taken better care of herself she might be here today. I’m totally about self love, but when it gets to the point that its causing you severe health problems, it’s time to act and fix the problem.

Okay, I’m going to comment on this because I feel obligated to as a former fitness instructor and as an overweight woman myself.
While I appreciate the general gist of the message, I do not appreciate that one group in particular was called out for being unhealthy. Do you call out people eating at McDonalds? Do you call out smokers? Do you call out people who drink soda regularly? Then why do you feel entitled and obligated to call out obese people on their weight?
Health is a community issue and it takes a community and a strong support system to adequately improve it across all body types, but singling out any group that breaks that vision of health is not the way to address the situation. Posting pictures of fat rolls to garner a response of disgust and outrage is not the way to address the situation. Subtly shaming people for being overweight by addressing the side effects thereof as a mask is not the way to address the situation.
I worked in a gym as a fitness instructor the entire time I was in college. Admittedly, I am overweight. I was the only fitness instructor that wore a shirt size over a medium, for fuck’s sake - men and women. The people that would attend the other classes were the people who knew exactly what they doing in the gym and could work out without garnering stares (and no, this is not a generalization - I had to go to four fitness classes per week and work out 6 hours to keep my class, so I attended a lot of different classes; this is actually experience). Occasionally an overweight woman or man would drift into them. I would watch as the people who were fairly fit went up to these people, and said, “You know that being obese is a serious condition, right? I’m not judging you, I’m just concerned about your health.”
Every single time, they never returned because they were embarrassed. 
But I noticed something spectacular when people attended my fitness class. Because I was overweight myself, I crushed any ability for those people to say that to those people, because I, an overweight individual, was acting as an authority on health and because my class kicked their asses — and I had to talk and workout at the same time.
I can run 5 miles without stopping, I can do 100 unmodified push-ups, I can swim a mile in lake water. My blood pressure is normal, if not below average. My blood sugar is normal. My heart rate is the same as a very fit individual.
At the end of the day, I am healthy, whether you like it or not.
At the end of the day, you cannot assess a person’s abilities or vital statistics by glancing at them, whether you like it or not.
At the end of the day, only the person in question and their doctor can determine their health, whether you like it or not.
Furthermore, I don’t think any of you all understand exactly how hard it is to lose weight because shit like this floating around makes it seem like it’s something automatic that happens instantly. In those four years I spent as a fitness instructor, I spent 12 hours of workouts each week, and looged record books on record books of no more than 2000 and no less than 1500 calories per day. I do not drink soda. I do not eat white sugar. I only ate whole grain carbohydrates, except for an occasional slice of pizza on movie nights with my roommates. I carried measuring cups in my backpack and got two plates at dinner to adequately measure serving sizes of all the food I ate.
On graduation day, I was 20 lbs. lighter than I had been when I started college.
I am overweight for medical reasons that I will not discuss with narrow-minded individuals that believe this bullshit. My health is not your business, but I refuse to allow you to pretend to know the intricacies of my life and health because you read a fucking list on WebMD. Health is not an ideal weight. Health is not the lack of fat.
Get that idea through your fucking skulls and then maybe we can have a discussion on how to improve the health of a community.

I think hazardass’ response is really great and I don’t have a whole lot to add to their real life experiences & knowledge. But I have to point out how totally contradictory some of the op’s points are because I just can’t help myself.
Their message is: “It’s okay to tell people to love themselves, I agree that people should love themselves! But “obese” people are SERIOUSLY ILL and you SHOULDN’T SUppORT THEM IN ANY WAY.” And that’s the most contradictory crock of bullshit I’ve come across in a while. 
Fat positivity is about a lot of things, but one of the most important is asking the question: Where do you get off judging my health? Why do you think that’s your job? Why is it so important for you to talk at me about what a serious condition I have? Are you a doctor? Are you MY doctor? No? Then fuck right off. You aren’t in a position to know anything about my health.
Why is it so totally radical to tell a fat person, ANY fat person, that it’s okay to love themselves? That they’re okay the way they are? On the one hand, you can bring light and hope and positivity to a person’s life, building their self confidence and reminding them that they are a person and that they deserve good things. On the other, you tell them that they are not okay and that they’re sick and that they don’t deserve the positivity that “slightly overweight” people are so generously allowed. Which do you think has a greater impact on their health? I’ll just say this. I know for a fact you can’t shame someone into losing weight. 
Also, you can’t just keep saying obesity like it means something obvious. Did you know that different countries have totally different definitions of what obesity is? Did you know that BMI, the measure of obesity, has been widely criticized within the medical community? 

variousbirds:

hazardass:

coldwinterrose:

spoken-not-written:

judal-is-my-spirit-animal:

the-unpopular-opinions:

It is NOT okay to be obese.

Before anyone rages at me, let me explain.

I understand that not everyone is going to be ideally thin, it is okay to be a bit above weight, there is nothing wrong with that. But when it comes to the point where it is legitimately obesity, it is not okay. The idea here on tumblr is that all shapes and sizes are beautiful and you’re all perfect. I get why this is said, and I understand and love that a majority of tumblr is supporting strangers around the world and helping them love themselves. That is okay and I agree with that, but what I don’t agree with is telling OBESE people that they are perfect just the way they are. Obesity is a serious problem and it is not okay to sit back and act like everything is okay with being obese because it’s not. I’m not coming from an aesthetic viewpoint on this either, I’m coming from a medical viewpoint. It is not healthy to be obese and it’s not okay to act like everything is fine, because it’s not.

This, exactly. Being obese is unhealthy, but that doesn’t mean you should go around calling obese people landwhales or assume they have poor moral standards due to their weight. People become obese for many reasons, and not all of those are necessarily their fault. Some of them are even mostly outside of their own control, and those people deserve sympathy, not hate. 

Someone said it.

Thank you. Obesity contributed to my mother’s death. If she would have taken better care of herself she might be here today. I’m totally about self love, but when it gets to the point that its causing you severe health problems, it’s time to act and fix the problem.

Okay, I’m going to comment on this because I feel obligated to as a former fitness instructor and as an overweight woman myself.

While I appreciate the general gist of the message, I do not appreciate that one group in particular was called out for being unhealthy. Do you call out people eating at McDonalds? Do you call out smokers? Do you call out people who drink soda regularly? Then why do you feel entitled and obligated to call out obese people on their weight?

Health is a community issue and it takes a community and a strong support system to adequately improve it across all body types, but singling out any group that breaks that vision of health is not the way to address the situation. Posting pictures of fat rolls to garner a response of disgust and outrage is not the way to address the situation. Subtly shaming people for being overweight by addressing the side effects thereof as a mask is not the way to address the situation.

I worked in a gym as a fitness instructor the entire time I was in college. Admittedly, I am overweight. I was the only fitness instructor that wore a shirt size over a medium, for fuck’s sake - men and women. The people that would attend the other classes were the people who knew exactly what they doing in the gym and could work out without garnering stares (and no, this is not a generalization - I had to go to four fitness classes per week and work out 6 hours to keep my class, so I attended a lot of different classes; this is actually experience). Occasionally an overweight woman or man would drift into them. I would watch as the people who were fairly fit went up to these people, and said, “You know that being obese is a serious condition, right? I’m not judging you, I’m just concerned about your health.”

Every single time, they never returned because they were embarrassed. 

But I noticed something spectacular when people attended my fitness class. Because I was overweight myself, I crushed any ability for those people to say that to those people, because I, an overweight individual, was acting as an authority on health and because my class kicked their asses — and I had to talk and workout at the same time.

I can run 5 miles without stopping, I can do 100 unmodified push-ups, I can swim a mile in lake water. My blood pressure is normal, if not below average. My blood sugar is normal. My heart rate is the same as a very fit individual.

At the end of the day, I am healthy, whether you like it or not.

At the end of the day, you cannot assess a person’s abilities or vital statistics by glancing at them, whether you like it or not.

At the end of the day, only the person in question and their doctor can determine their health, whether you like it or not.

Furthermore, I don’t think any of you all understand exactly how hard it is to lose weight because shit like this floating around makes it seem like it’s something automatic that happens instantly. In those four years I spent as a fitness instructor, I spent 12 hours of workouts each week, and looged record books on record books of no more than 2000 and no less than 1500 calories per day. I do not drink soda. I do not eat white sugar. I only ate whole grain carbohydrates, except for an occasional slice of pizza on movie nights with my roommates. I carried measuring cups in my backpack and got two plates at dinner to adequately measure serving sizes of all the food I ate.

On graduation day, I was 20 lbs. lighter than I had been when I started college.

I am overweight for medical reasons that I will not discuss with narrow-minded individuals that believe this bullshit. My health is not your business, but I refuse to allow you to pretend to know the intricacies of my life and health because you read a fucking list on WebMD. Health is not an ideal weight. Health is not the lack of fat.

Get that idea through your fucking skulls and then maybe we can have a discussion on how to improve the health of a community.

I think hazardass’ response is really great and I don’t have a whole lot to add to their real life experiences & knowledge. But I have to point out how totally contradictory some of the op’s points are because I just can’t help myself.

Their message is: “It’s okay to tell people to love themselves, I agree that people should love themselves! But “obese” people are SERIOUSLY ILL and you SHOULDN’T SUppORT THEM IN ANY WAY.” And that’s the most contradictory crock of bullshit I’ve come across in a while. 

Fat positivity is about a lot of things, but one of the most important is asking the question: Where do you get off judging my health? Why do you think that’s your job? Why is it so important for you to talk at me about what a serious condition I have? Are you a doctor? Are you MY doctor? No? Then fuck right off. You aren’t in a position to know anything about my health.

Why is it so totally radical to tell a fat person, ANY fat person, that it’s okay to love themselves? That they’re okay the way they are? On the one hand, you can bring light and hope and positivity to a person’s life, building their self confidence and reminding them that they are a person and that they deserve good things. On the other, you tell them that they are not okay and that they’re sick and that they don’t deserve the positivity that “slightly overweight” people are so generously allowed. Which do you think has a greater impact on their health? I’ll just say this. I know for a fact you can’t shame someone into losing weight. 

Also, you can’t just keep saying obesity like it means something obvious. Did you know that different countries have totally different definitions of what obesity is? Did you know that BMI, the measure of obesity, has been widely criticized within the medical community? 

As I sit here in starbucks, splurging my last $5 on a chai that I could make at home, I have been thinking of what to say about you. You’ve been gone exactly one month. I have spiraled, I have cried, been mad: so mad that I didn’t know what to do with all the anger but sit and cry like a baby. This hurts This mourning period is killing me. I honestly wish that I could shake myself off of this sadness and move on. Not because you never mattered but because I know you wouldn’t want me to be sad. You wouldn’t want me to be crying over your death for a solid month. 

Buddy, this is harder without you here. 
Buddy, I just want you to give me a hand again like you used to do. I don’t know how much more of this I can take or how much more the people around me can endure of this sadness in my soul. 

I learned who I was with you here. That’s the fact of my short life, you were the biggest foundation block. I knew who I was with that derpy fact in my life. If someone were to ask me why I’m so hurt and broken, it wouldn’t be over the fact you are gone; thats something I always knew that was going to happen. It would be over me finding myself without you. It would be from the pain of you being ripped away from me so tragically. I’m trying my best Cole, I really, really, really am. This is just harder than I ever thought possible without you. 

This past month has been so hard. I don’t know where I would be without my friends that have been there to catch me. To jackie, to missy, to everyone that’s picked up the phone in the midst of my crying over him: Thank you. I love you so much and I don’t have words to describe how grateful I am that you have taken time for me. Driven to make sure I’m eating, to take me to the beach, to just make sure I’m okay. Thank you. 

And to Katie, it hasn’t been easy in the past month on me. I’m sorry that I’ve had to lean on you as much I have been. Cole left me in your hands for a reason, we both know that. While you claim that you don’t know how to handle me when I panic, you do very well believe it or not. You know what to say to the very scared puppy who wants to bolt and not come home. Telling me that you are a constant and that you really aren’t leaving, taking me out to just be a stupid kid again (even though I am 25) helps. He loved you so much. He adored going on hikes with you, it was clear you one of his favorite people in his world. He always knew and I’ll always trust him. Thank you for being here, thank you for putting up with me learning how to stand again. I’m not done, but, I’m closer than yesterday because of you.  

cole good boy katie best friends love lots of love jackie missy net not alone standing again still standing I can do this looking out for me angel with a tail

damianimated:

We revere the “Renaissance Era: 89-99" of Walt Disney Animation Studios and we’ve dubbed their recent successes “The Golden Age 10-present" but I’m here today to show you what I dub "The Experimental Era 99-09" of the studios. Each on of these violently critiqued and often looked-over films is a charm in its own right and I’m here to tell you why.

1999 - Fantasia 2000 - Fitting enough it starts with a sequel to one of the most experimental animations of all time, Fantasia. This beautiful little continuation is just as charming and unique as the original. If not for the general rejection from audiences a third film had been planned.

2000 - Dinosaur - Experiments with overlaying computer generation with live-action backgrounds. Though often critiqued for its similarity to The Land Before Time (because it was dinosaurs??) 

2000 - The Emperor’s New Groove - On top of Dinosaur Disney released a second film, which was one of the first “cartoony” Disney films that focussed on a lot of traditional comic antics but beyond that it created a humorous film about class and understanding.

2001 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire - A film that often felt more aimed at adults than children featured a cast of diverse and interesting characters, including a Italian florist/bomber, a Latina mechanic, a black doctor, an Atlantean princess and several elderly characters that band together for the great of good and to save a dying kingdom from gold diggers.

2002 - Lilo & Stitch - One of the most unique animated Disney films to date, as it showcased the art style of artist Chris Sanders rather than sticking to the “Disney look,” along with beautiful watercolor backgrounds. The comedy was on point as well as an incredibly deep plotline about family and finding where you belong. One of the realest Disney films to date with its inclusion of social services, family death and over-all realistic portrayals of humans and family as well as the lead being a 7-year-old Hawaiian girl put this film as a turning point in the Disney Animation Studios.

2002 - Treasure Planet - The second film of 2002 focussed heavily in the concept of teenage angst and growing up. This film joins Atlantis in Disney’s attempts to create song-less animated Adventure stories.

2003 - Brother Bear - The second Disney film since Pocahontas to find its basis in Native American culture as well as the second since Tarzan to feature songs by Phil Collins. Breathtaking visuals and strong concepts of family and seeing things from someone else’s perspective make this film just as good as the two Renaissance Era it holds similarities with.

2004Home on the Range - Not one of Disney’s finest but unique in its plot line being focussed on three female cows and an array of farm animals. Cute and not as bad as its been made-out to be.

2005 - Chicken Little - Their first fully computer-generated film as well as the first to use Disney Digital 3D. It’s cute in its own right but definitely an attempt at getting the hang of CG outside of Pixar. Without Chicken Little we might not have Frozen.

2007 - Meet the Robinsons - The story of an orphaned boy who learns the best thing in life is to “keep moving forward.” Much of the film is based on retro Disney “Tomorrowland” ideas. It’s filled with uniquely designed characters and inspirational messages and is definitely the first CG Disney film to stand out.

2008 - Bolt - The third fully CG film from Disney. Adorable and funny as it follows the stories of three pets, uncovers topics of abandonment and identity crisis’ on a level that children can understand.

2009 - The Princess and the Frog - We close the Disney Experimental Era with the beauty that is The Princess and the Frog. Harkening back to such classic films as Cinderella with as much beauty and grace as Sleeping Beauty, this visual treat is one of Disney’s finest. Beyond that it features a unique soundtrack unlike anything featured in prior Disney musicals, incredibly detailed backgrounds, costume design and an amazing lead character. Not only is Princess Tiana the first Black princess but she is also one of the most realistically written with a dream and a will to make it happen.

And that’s the Walt Disney Animation Studios “Experimental Era.” It deserves far more respect than its been given.

(via sylverasdew)

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.

If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.

Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.

And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

(via ghost-of-saintjimmy)