Musings From a Bug

vintagelightjewelry:

~ I started playing around with glow in the dark paint :) this is the first completed piece using it ~

•Etsy•
https://www.etsy.com/listing/186038355/glow-in-the-dark-firefly-real-dried

sweet-bitsy:

local-shop:

muppetmayhem:

Animated Kermit is just a really horrible frog.

The way this kermits mouth moves cracks me up.

My brother is getting mad at me because I won’t stop saying “TEETH”

Prometheus’ Self Harm alternatives/help list

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

For all our followers who are struggling with selfharm I have made a post just for you. I hope this is helpful, I really do.

Helpful sites that supply alternatives to self harm:

http://www.siriusproject.org/alternatives.htm

http://www.bibri.com/selfinjuryifo/sivaltn.htm

http://youthinbc.com/youth-issues-2/self-harm/alternatives-to-self-harming/#

https://safehelpline.org/effects-of-sexual-assault/self-harm-injury

http://www.lifeline.org.au/Get-Help/Facts—-Information/Self-harm/Self-harm

http://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/Self-harm/Pages/about-self-harm.aspx

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/self-harm/#.Uz13D6hdVfh

http://www.kidshelp.com.au/teens/get-info/hot-topics/self-harm.php

My list of alternatives

Letting it out PHYSICALLY
• Scream as loud as you can/scream into a pillow
• HIT a cushion / punch bag / throw a cushion against a wall   
• Squeeze ice really hard
• Squeeze a stress ball  
• Play loud music and dance energetically – be as wild as you like
• Draw on the place you want to cut with red marker pen. 
• Write words on yourself with a red marker pen
• Spend some energy - go for a walk/swim/go to the gym/ride a bike/go running

Trying to work out how you’re feeling…

• Ask yourself “Do I feel ANGRY?’ ‘Do I feel anxious?’ ‘What about?’
• Ask yourself ‘What would the razor blade say if it could talk to me?’
• Write a letter to someone you’re angry with (hurt by etc.) saying how you feel (No need to send it.)
• Write a list of your achievements
• Write a letter to yourself saying ‘I love YOU because….’
• Make a list of things you’re thankful for
• Make a wish list of how you want to get better

Talking about it….

• Talk to a friend
• Call a helpline 
• Allow yourself to cry (if you can)

Using your Creativity
• Draw / paint / collage / paper mache / finger paint / sculpt in clay - to express what you
want to do or what you are feeling
• Write a poem / story / song / joke / autobiography / parody / musical
• Write a DIARY / journal or read old diaries (unless there might be triggers)
• Scribble a word again and again to say how you’re feeling e.g. ‘lonely’, ‘angry’
• Deface a magazine (preferably your own)
• Paint with red paint using your fingers
• Take some photos
• Play an instrument / Sing to music as LOUD as you can
• Put on music which expresses how you are feeling
• Make a memory box / scrapbook
• Write an alternative ending to a story
• Create your own cartoon characters / legends
• Create a SECRET CODE

Comforting Yourself…
• Have a bath or shower
• Stay in bed
• Eat chocolate (or whatever)
• Have an ‘emergency box’ with whatever helps you cope
• Buy something special
• Massage your hands / arms / feet (or the area you want to harm)
• Stroke a pet / cuddle a teddy
• Ask a friend to hold you
• Paint your nails / Have your hair done
• Have a cup of tea
• Rock / hug yourself 

  • Watch your favorite show
  •  Give yourself a henna tattoo 

DISTRACTING yourself
Leisure Activities
• Watch television / video / DVD
• Play on a computer
• Go on the internet
• Learn a new skill (juggling / making balloon animals)
• Do puzzles / play chess / make your own puzzles
• Origami / Scobidous / make jewellery
• Sew / knit
• Go through a photo album
• Design a dream house
• Build a card house
• Make a paper chain of the days its been since you last cut (add a new one every
day)
• Make a T-shirt
• Look for pictures in the clouds

GETTING OUT AND ABOUT……..
1. Wash your car
2. Do some gardening
3. Go for a drive
4. Go to an arcade or playground
5. Make a kite/fly a kite
6. Look at constellations

7. Go for a walk with a friend or by yourself.

Being Productive…….. .
1. Catch up on DIY / housework
2. Cook/bake something
3. Have a clear out – give your old stuff to charity
4. Re-arrange your room/decorate
5. Read/study
6. Give your pets a bath
7. Volunteer somewhere
8. Join a class
9. Think about what you’d like to change about your life and make a plan

THINGS TO REMEBER:

You’re feelings are valid! Never feel like you being upset or wanting to cut is stupid or pathetic! You are not stupid for feeling the way you do.

If you relapse, ITS OKAY. You are so strong and you’ve made it so far. We all slip up and make mistakes sometimes. Us slipping up gives us a chance to try again and do even better the next time. You can get better, you can do it.

You are not alone! You have friends and family who love you. Even if you are scared of their reaction they will help you or get you the proper help if you need it! 

Don’t push those who try to help away! You won’t get by alone. No one is foreign to emotional pain.

You are better than the blade. You don’t need to cut. You are such a strong individual. You have made it so far through this life. This is only a chapter of a very long book. You have so much ahead of you and believe me years from now the problems and challenges you face now will be nothing to you. Keep moving forward. Keep resisting those urges. You can do it. If you ever need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it. You can get through this, I promise you that.

-Prometheus

egberts:

grovyle:

im going to punch the next person who says its a metaphor

it’s a simile

sansaofhousestark:

doctorkpepper:

henrycavills:

in movies when kids sneak out through their windows and im just like why dont you have screens in your windows who doesnt have screens in their windows what do you just let bees and bugs and birds and shit fly into your room what the fuck

this is why you guys had the black plague.

//wonders if it’s bad that this post and a few others have suddenly made me feel ever so slightly tempted to draw Po in Elsa’s dress

i-am-po:

LET IT PO

The moon glows bright in the Valley tonight
Through my window like a beam I sleep here in isolation And I start to have a dream
My mind is spinning now with Kung Fu thoughts inside Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I've tried
Don't let them in, don't let them see
Be the panda you always have to be Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know Well, now they now
Let it Po, let it Po Can't hold it back anymore Let it Po, let it Po
Turn away and slam the door

I don't care what they're going to say
Let the dream rage on
Kung Fu never bothered me anyway

It's funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can't get to me at all

It's time to see how I Kung Fu
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I'm free

Let it Po, let it Po
I am one with the earth and sky
Let it Po, let it Po
You'll never see me cry

Here I stand
And here I'll stay
Let the dream rage on

My power flows through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling like peach blossoms all around
And one thought hits me like a mighty Kung Fu blast
I'm never going back
The past is in the past

Let it Po, let it Po
And I'll rise like the break of dawn
Let it Po, let it Po
That simple panda is gone

Here I stand
In the light of day
Let the dream rage on
Kung Fu never bothered me anyway

Let It Go - Let It Po (Original Post)

🐼 Out of Panda Paws: I incorporated some lyrics of my own into “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen, although, I kept most of the original lyrics (not mine, BTW) & context from the song.  So, enjoy this little crossover of “Let It Go - Let It Po” and be sure to check out my original post @ the link above if you haven’t already. Thanks! ;)

"You’ll be here in my heart, always." - Phill Collins x 
🐼 Kung Fu Panda ~ Themes ~ Love
And Even More Love…

sackdollsandy:

My favorite part of 9 is when 7 runs in to defeat the bird all bad as hell and gets her shit knocked into the wall

And even she’s like “welp that didn’t work hang on second time’s the charm”

When badass characters slip up then try to awkwardly play it off an angel gets it’s wings

elixiroverdose:

its been a while since I’ve done anything with tutorials ahhh also my explanations started to die out because I don’t have a lot to say to describe each one. If this helps you, I’m glad. But I would say to just springboard from this! get loose with your poses and have fuuuuun

boyfriend-kisser:

teamfreekickass:

fuckyeahfeminists:

camcron:

lulz-time:

Really? Men want to make all these weak ass “women should be in the kitchen jokes” and then they want to pull shit like this Fuck u top chef Canada and ur sexist bullshit

Dear Women,
We hate you no matter what.
Sincerely, 90% of marketing

What the fuuuuuck?!

DID YOU EVEN LOOK AT THE CONTEXT
DID ANYONE LOOK THIS UP

DID YOU SEE THE SECOND ONE. DID ANYONE DO RESEARCH
OR ARE WE STILL GONNA TAKE OUT OF CONTEXT THINGS AND YELL ABOUT THEM.

This is still sexist in context. The women’s quote is just playful banter you’d see in normal competition, while the men’s tells women they don’t belong in a chef’s kitchen.
I mean think about it, if a woman says they work at a restaurant, most people assume that they’re waitresses/servers, while if a man says they work at a restaurant, most people assume they’re chefs. Because a woman’s place is servitude.
And even with the context of the competition people passing by this poster are going to see this phrase on it’s own, telling women they don’t belong in a chef’s kitchen. This isn’t cute, competitive talk like the women’s poster, it’s just the usual sexist bullshit we hear from guys all the time.

boyfriend-kisser:

teamfreekickass:

fuckyeahfeminists:

camcron:

lulz-time:

Really? Men want to make all these weak ass “women should be in the kitchen jokes” and then they want to pull shit like this
Fuck u top chef Canada and ur sexist bullshit

Dear Women,

We hate you no matter what.

Sincerely,
90% of marketing

What the fuuuuuck?!

DID YOU EVEN LOOK AT THE CONTEXT

DID ANYONE LOOK THIS UP

DID YOU SEE THE SECOND ONE. DID ANYONE DO RESEARCH

OR ARE WE STILL GONNA TAKE OUT OF CONTEXT THINGS AND YELL ABOUT THEM.

This is still sexist in context. The women’s quote is just playful banter you’d see in normal competition, while the men’s tells women they don’t belong in a chef’s kitchen.

I mean think about it, if a woman says they work at a restaurant, most people assume that they’re waitresses/servers, while if a man says they work at a restaurant, most people assume they’re chefs. Because a woman’s place is servitude.

And even with the context of the competition people passing by this poster are going to see this phrase on it’s own, telling women they don’t belong in a chef’s kitchen. This isn’t cute, competitive talk like the women’s poster, it’s just the usual sexist bullshit we hear from guys all the time.

stitchednumerals:

Guys

If you’re a creator of 9 OCs, look up “Industrial Chic by Susan lenart kazmer.” Browse through the Industrial Chic jewelry charms. Most of them fit SEAMLESSLY in the 9 universe and the charms have been a good inspiration for what sort of apparel and accessories my stitchpunk characters might have. They have these at Michael’s too if you want to browse the jewelry section for up-close observation. 

Here are some pics I found:

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