tombstone blues

raptorific:

so much happening here:
Feels a lot like you’re saying all of those things are supposed to be synonyms for “crazy” and “insane,” which is honestly more hurtful to me as a mentally ill person than being called “crazy” or “insane.”
Thanks for starring out the letter A there. If I see those words entirely intact, I’ll probably spin into a manic rage and poop on the floor like a wild animal! Thanks for removing literally one letter so I only have to see 85% of the word, now I don’t have to start foaming at the mouth!
The words “crazy” and “insane” are actually really important words for a lot of mentally ill people, who use it as a necessary shorthand to express concern that our illnesses might be skewing our perceptions of reality. For example, “is it crazy that I’m so worried about this?” is a much more effective thing to say than “is this a legitimate concern, or am I just projecting my own anxieties and paranoia onto the world around me?” Treating “crazy” as an inherently hurtful slur in all contexts (even “just saying it with no context so people know which word you’re talking about” as above) takes away a “real or not real” shorthand from us. 
Seriously this kind of post is so patronizing people stop doing them

raptorific:

so much happening here:

  1. Feels a lot like you’re saying all of those things are supposed to be synonyms for “crazy” and “insane,” which is honestly more hurtful to me as a mentally ill person than being called “crazy” or “insane.”
  2. Thanks for starring out the letter A there. If I see those words entirely intact, I’ll probably spin into a manic rage and poop on the floor like a wild animal! Thanks for removing literally one letter so I only have to see 85% of the word, now I don’t have to start foaming at the mouth!
  3. The words “crazy” and “insane” are actually really important words for a lot of mentally ill people, who use it as a necessary shorthand to express concern that our illnesses might be skewing our perceptions of reality. For example, “is it crazy that I’m so worried about this?” is a much more effective thing to say than “is this a legitimate concern, or am I just projecting my own anxieties and paranoia onto the world around me?” Treating “crazy” as an inherently hurtful slur in all contexts (even “just saying it with no context so people know which word you’re talking about” as above) takes away a “real or not real” shorthand from us. 
  4. Seriously this kind of post is so patronizing people stop doing them
posted 2 weeks ago (© raptorific)
#YEAH   #YEAHHHHH   #okay look as a self-identified crazy person -- as in i am mentally ill and it affects my life and outlook and perceptions on every possible   #level   #i am really really uncomfortable with all this goddamn 'crazy is a slur' rhetoric   #in some ways starring out bits of crazy and insane make me far more uncomfortable than the poffering of synonyms   #because yes! i would prefer people not use 'crazy' so much to describe things that aren't related to mental illness!   #there's a little flash of hurt and derealisation -- no; that person or that thing is not crazy; i am crazy   #and you are taking a word that is not only an identifier to me but VERY VALUABLE FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE   #and diluting its meaning so that i don't HAVE that easy way to communicate important things   #it is sometimes NECESSARY for me to be able to say 'i am feeling extra crazy right now'   #sometimes for reasons known or unknown my perceptions get wonky and my depression flares up and my paranpoia gets bizarre   #and i can't tell what's properly real or make healthy or mindful decisions AND I NEED PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT   #the same way you need the people around you to know that you're feeling queasy or your bad leg is extra sore so you might not want to climb   #very many stairs today   #but hell -- I SLIP UP AND SAY THINGS ARE CRAZY SOMETIMES   #IT'S A LONGSTANDING IDIOM   #IT'S NOT A GODDAMN SLUR   #making it a slur makes me have the awful conversation where i say 'i'm crazy' and someone says oh honey no you're njot   #as if that's comforting   #I /AM/ CRAZY IT'S NOT A SLUR IT'S WHAT I AM   #AND I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SAY THAT   #i need to be able to say why i'm sleeping on my parents' couch and it took me till age twenty-four to learn to drive   #and can barely answer phones and can't wake up sometimes and get very very panicky when i don't know where people are   #and forget to eat all the time and hide in the bathroom when strangers come to fix things in my house   #i'm not happy that these things and a million other things are things i have to have in my life   #but i don't need you telling me that i am supposed to be ashamed of them   #or implying it by stopping me from using the words that belong to me and my experience   #so yeah! be mindful of your speech! words have meaning! don't say ocd or crazy or schitzo about things that aren't literally!   #but don't patronise me and don't tell me my lived experience is a slur  

westerlies:

SUMMERGOTH by cloer featuring black shoes

tuffbluff:

Google maps street view glitches up an entire town, resulting in beautiful and haunting images.


[by James Fink]

whoever you are, chaz, i don’t think people like you much.

whoever you are, chaz, i don’t think people like you much.

janexdoe:

The nuppefuhofu (a.k.a. nuppeppo) is a man-sized lump of decaying human flesh usually found hanging around old abandoned temples and graveyards. Aside from the creature’s massive flabs of flesh, the only features are its arms and legs — and its horrid smell. The nuppefuhofu enjoys long aimless walks after dark, and it appears to derive satisfaction from frightening people on the street at night.

FOLKLORE WHAT IS YOUR DAMAGE

janexdoe:

The nuppefuhofu (a.k.a. nuppeppo) is a man-sized lump of decaying human flesh usually found hanging around old abandoned temples and graveyards. Aside from the creature’s massive flabs of flesh, the only features are its arms and legs — and its horrid smell. The nuppefuhofu enjoys long aimless walks after dark, and it appears to derive satisfaction from frightening people on the street at night.

FOLKLORE WHAT IS YOUR DAMAGE

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my top five most played are hilariously indicative right now
(this is skewed to “top five this spring” as my computer crashed so my playcounts had to start anew)

my top five most played are hilariously indicative right now

(this is skewed to “top five this spring” as my computer crashed so my playcounts had to start anew)

letter-box-wind | inneroptics:


Ezra Pound- man ray

Hmm… Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot fighting in the captain’s tower might appear to be hotter than I previously pictured.

letter-box-wind | inneroptics:

Ezra Pound- man ray

Hmm… Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot fighting in the captain’s tower might appear to be hotter than I previously pictured.

guys
you know those sad songs that are really up tempo and sound happy? and no one believes they’re sad until they really listen?
that’s exactly like people with depression
or me anyway

Sooo… this is the guitar that I play. (Click through for detailed photos of the abalone whale-tale and sun positions designs, omg.) Sometimes I think about how gorgeous and valuable she is and then I get a little bit dizzy and have to stop.
Also, she named herself Janet.

Sooo… this is the guitar that I play. (Click through for detailed photos of the abalone whale-tale and sun positions designs, omg.) Sometimes I think about how gorgeous and valuable she is and then I get a little bit dizzy and have to stop.

Also, she named herself Janet.