Escape the Abuse

maid-en-china:

Something very sad happened today, and I would like to share this story in hopes that it will help someone else in a similar situation.

I was selling my art at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco today, and during the end of the day, right after I finished packing up, a nicely dressed girl around my age came up to me asking for money to take the train home.

I asked her how much she needed. She said $21, which is a lot more than I’m used to hearing. Normally people are a few dollars short, so I thought she was trying to scam me. But then I took a closer look at her and realized that she looked very beat up. Her lips were swollen and her nose was bruised. It turns out that she had to run away from her abusive boyfriend’s house this morning and didn’t have time to grab her stuff. She didn’t have any friends or family to rely on so she had been wondering around the city for over 13 hours asking for change so she can take a train to her grandmother’s house 2 hours away.

It’s unbelievably tragic that she had to go through all that. My publisher and I gave her the money she needed and drove her to the train station. On the way, she talked about how her boyfriend had abused her for many days before it finally got so bad that she had to escape.

This reminded me somewhat of my own situation 5 years ago when my psychotic stepmom talked her son into trying to kill me with a kitchen knife. I told the girl about my past, and how I immediately escaped to the safety of my grandparent’s house because waiting would mean potential death.

So to anyone out there who is currently in an abusive situation, be it from your boyfriend, or step parents, or anyone who is threatening your health and happiness: Leave. Don’t wait. We can hope that those abusive people will change, but realistically, it’s very unlikely that they will. Don’t let them guilt trip you into staying with their lies and false promises. At the first sign of abuse, leave and never look back. Don’t wait until it gets so bad that you have to escape in desperation and covered in bruises. Save yourself as soon as you can. You are worth way more than how they’ve been treating you.

Take care!

queerly-it-is:

d’you think the avengers ever play a game where they try to push steve’s buttons and get him all riled up and patriotic?

tony casually throws it into a conversation like “oh yeah I don’t vote” and steve trails off mid-sentence and gapes for a second before he starts in on the importance of the democratic process and how dangerous it can be if citizens give up their say in how the government is run and tony is trying so so hard to keep a straight face

meanwhile bruce is standing in the background timing the speech with his watch because whoever gets the longest rant wins a little trophy that tony made. the current holder of the trophy is clint who managed to convince steve that he doesn’t pay taxes

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repulsor:

this was how i broke in my new tablet im sorry

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If you guys haven’t seen this yet, I think it’s wonderful.

kaciart:

vanoty:

For Windows.

My friends and I occasionally have this problem so I’ve taught them this simple method that takes less than a minute as opposed to waiting several for your computer to restart(especially if it’s slow).

What’s great about this method is that sometimes restarting your computer wont fix the problem, but this usually will.

MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE ALL YOUR ART APPS.

This is important, otherwise the changes wont take effect. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again, sometimes it takes restarting it more than once.

For Windows 8, search for “services.msc” in your apps and click on the result. Continue from there!

Now go draw, babies!

You are a LIFESAVER

Ive been having so much trouble with my tablet driver and this sorted it right out just now.

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Sometimes I’ll run into articles like this about scientists figuring out how to “grow” bodyparts in labs, and I can’t help but wonder if that would assist intersex and transgender patients in the future? Thoughts?

theappleppielifestyle:

if you guys haven’t watched it

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partylikeawordstar:

nevillelongbotom:

NEVERMIND I FOUND THE MOST HELPFUL PICTURE IN EXISTENCE EVER

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You’re telling me I have to start every Monday in Potions with Griffindor? Like, EVERY Monday?

What the fuck, Friday starts with double potions with Gryffindors. I think that’s more upsetting than anything.

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robomilfsaga asked: TWENTY FOUR

Oh man, my voice just hit that wibbly wobbly stage of puberty, so this is going to sound awful (although I’m a mediocre singer at best on my best of days)

http://vocaroo.com/i/s0Bm2U7Ohe8O

This is my rendition of “Beyond Antares” from Star Trek TOS, because the first time I came across it was only through text so I made up a tune for it in my head which was…. different from how the beautiful Nichelle Nichols sang it in the series. All my gomens.

I’m a bad person who recorded things anyways even though only one person asked me, because I wanted to waste time instead of being productive. You’re welcome.

1. Recite a poem

http://vocaroo.com/i/s0yickpXxDLj

“Our Generation” by Jordan Nichols 

2. Read the first page to one of your favourite books.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1i6D9Bk95D6

Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima

3. Read the little blurb on the back of your shampoo bottle.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1BtYD9ovh7D

Noir for Men at Bath and Bodyworks

4. Do a tongue twister.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1rD5qT748nI

Vietnamese tongue twisters

5. Say something in a different language.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1wDJPbn2YMs

vykee asked: 18!

18. What sound or noise do you love?

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1lSm30Wyu5j

HahahahaHHAHAHAHHahaha I tried

  1. Recite a poem.
  2. Read the first page to one of your favorite books.
  3. Read the little blurb on the back of your shampoo bottle.
  4. Do a tongue-twister.
  5. Say something in a different language. 
  6. Share an anecdote.
  7. Do the rains in Spain stay mainly on the plains?
  8. Summarize the last film/TV episode you watched.
  9. Let us hear your ringtone and text message sound.
  10. Tell a joke. 
  11. What did you have to eat today? 
  12. Talk about something that really scares you.
  13. Talk about something that makes you happy.
  14. What is your favorite word?
  15. What is your least favorite word?
  16. What turns you on?
  17. What turns you off?
  18. What sound or noise do you love?
  19. What sound or noise do you hate?
  20. What is your favorite curse word?
  21. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
  22. What profession would you not like to do?
  23. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
  24. If you’re brave enough, singing us a little song.

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wallflora:

also opinions: are black/dark brown eyebrows ridiculous with the blonde wig ? is there anything to do about it anyways?

Dark eyebrows aren’t weird with blonde wigs - most blondes that I know have brown or dark brown eyebrows anyways. But if you want, there are brow pencils and mascaras for blonde and light brown colours that can help! Here’s a tutorial if you wanted to see what it can do. If you have thick eyebrows, it can take a few coats to get it on evenly, and you’ll have to let it dry really well, but once it’s on it won’t rub off. The hair and eyebrow mascaras are usually available at local beauty supply stores.

Another trick I’ve heard of people using is putting a white creme facepaint only on the brows and apply eyeshadow of the shade you want your brows to be, and then comb/brush it through a little with those eyebrow combs that look like this

and if you get any outside of your eyebrow area you can clean it up with a q-tip and baby oil like you would normally use to remove creme facepaints. Afterwards, you seal it with a small bit of powder, of course. Just a small bit.

I hope it works out!

nerd-do-well:

nerd-do-well:

my mum just came into my room and told me not to look in the freezer…

brb i’m going to go look in the freezer

MUM THAT’S NOT FUNNY.

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typhoeus971:

"I’m a detective! Duh!!!"

Jim you’re the best!

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