bootyqueen666

nottoooldfordisney:

me: ah yes time to start my homework

me: *opens tumblr*

me: *watches 25 youtube tutorials*

me: *sings the entirety of bohemian rhapsody* 

me: *rearranges room*

me: *reads les mis*

me: *watches every tom hiddleston interview on the internet*

me: *writes a novel*

me: *publishes novel*

me: *has novel made into 3 movies and a video game*

me: *takes the ring to mordor*

me: *defeats lord voldemort*

me: well its too late to start it now

halfmyotpisdead

Anonymous asked:

I swear most of these trigger warnings make me genuinely question whether people know what trigger warnings are actually meant for

halfmyotpisdead answered:

THIS. 

Guys, a trigger is something that, when you see it, you’re unable to function when you see it due to panic attacks. 

A trigger is not something that makes you violently shudder when you see it. 

FOR EXAMPLE: 

Child abuse is a trigger for me. I have an abusive father, and when I see things about child abuse, I get flashbacks and I have full-blown panic attacks. 

Blood is not a trigger for me. I hate blood, it wigs me out, if I see too much of it IRL I will feel faint— but I can be scrolling down my dash and see blood, I can be watching Supernatural and see blood, and still be fine. 

Using triggers as a way to try and keep everyone around you censoring themselves to keep you away from anything mildly unpleasant is making the people who actually DO have triggers look like whiny little freaks. 

So stop

halfmyotpisdead:

cloudplusone:

Or, a trigger is anything that triggers people. Just because the visible effects are “only” a shudder, doesn’t mean it seriously fucks with the person mentally.

That was a euphanism. What I meant by shudder vs panic attack was that if someone shudders at something, it’s mild. It is a mild reaction. Just because you don’t want to see something because it makes you a little queasy doesn’t mean it’s a trigger. 

staticpoison

aeroknight:

someone mentioned april fools today, and it reminded me that last year a couple of radio DJs got taken off the air and almost faced felony charges because they told their audience that the local water supply was contaminated with “Dihydrogen Monoxide” and alot of people panicked

Dihydrogen - (two hydrogen)
Monoxide - (one oxygen)
H2O

some guys almost got arrested for telling people there was water in their taps.

timey-wimeybitch

annabananapanda:

I have found that the average tumblr user goes through 3 distinct stages:

  1. the “i just got an account and i have no idea what im doing how do i find blogs how does any of this shit even work” stage
  2. the “OMG TUMBLR IS THE BEST THING OF ALL CREATION HAHAHAHAHAHAHA SUCK IT FACEBOOK LOL ALL OUTSIDERS ARE PEASANTS” stage
  3. and, finally, the “i fucking hate this website and everyone on it but i dont know how to leave” stage