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Lena. 19. Reader, writer, artist. Sleep-deprived college student and chocolate lover. This blog is mostly fandom posts, but it also has lots of pretty pictures, and things that make me laugh. Fandoms include (but are not limited to): Supernatural, NCIS, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, Orphan Black, The Borgias, and Downton Abbey.


This is my 40,000th post.

Holy shit.

Looking through my blog I can honestly say that I have changed so much since I first joined this site.

I have graduated high school, left home, and begun college.

I have joined fandoms, liveblogged, discovered shipping, loved a few, precious characters so fiercely because something about them spoke to me and made things better or bearable or just helped through rough times and transitions.

I have made friends.

I have found an outlet for my thoughts, my interests, my passions, and a place where I can express those with people who understand and listen and sometimes feel the same.

Thank you so much tumblr.

I am so incredibly grateful.

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Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts. This is no ordinary lamp. It once changed the course of a young man’s life. A young man, who, like this lamp, was more than what he seemed. A  d i a m o n d  i n  t h e  r o u g h.



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Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.

The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…

But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.

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Tom Clempsom (via mollyfamous)

FINALLY PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO TALK ABOUT WHAT DEPRESSION REALLY IS.

(via workin9to5)

THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ

(via namastetoyoutoo)


armellin:

liketherifle:

the boys took the time to go to the edge of the stage during their panel to meet a girl who had a retinal handicap which causes her to only be able to see if someone or something is up close. She can only see the boys if the picture is right in front of her face and her sister asked if the boys would come closer so she could meet them. #nashcon

AMAZING!

armellin:

liketherifle:

the boys took the time to go to the edge of the stage during their panel to meet a girl who had a retinal handicap which causes her to only be able to see if someone or something is up close. She can only see the boys if the picture is right in front of her face and her sister asked if the boys would come closer so she could meet them. #nashcon

AMAZING!


science-junkie:

An identification chart of 42 North American butterflies.
By artist Eleanor Lutz. You can find the full sized GIF here or pick up a poster for your room here.

science-junkie:

An identification chart of 42 North American butterflies.

By artist Eleanor Lutz. You can find the full sized GIF here or pick up a poster for your room here.


moltengolden:

keylimepie:

horse-ebook:

donbroccoli:

Is the alphabet called the alphabet because the first two letters in the Greek alphabet are alpha and beta?

fuck

Are there literally 75,000 people who did not realize this?

Get the fuck off your high horse yes clearly that many people didn’t know that about the fucking Greek alphabet sit down and shut the fuck up


thefeministme:

VIA: Emma Watson’s Twitter

thefeministme:

VIA: Emma Watson’s Twitter