If you’re thin, you don’t have to say ‘but I eat all the time!’/’I have a fast metabolism!’
If you’re fat, you don’t have to say ‘it’s genetic!’/’I’m trying to lose weight!’
You don’t need to explain to anybody why your body is the way it is. Your body is YOUR body, and that’s all the justification you need.
"The Nightmare Before Christmas" Cuckoo Clock
Jack Skellington and Sally stand in front of the Town Hall and Jack’s Tower. At the flip of a switch, the windows of Jack’s Tower, the ghosts and pumpkins illuminate with glowing light. Instead of a traditional cuckoo on the hour, this clock plays “This is Halloween” while Zero pops in and out of the doors atop the Town Hall. The clock is powered by a precision quartz movement and features an embellished clock face, complete with spider web design and slightly off-kilter numbers. The swinging brass-toned pendulum is decorated with the Halloween Town Spiral Hill. Decorative pinecone weights hang below, with Shock and Barrel clinging to them while Lock cheers them on from above.
You can purchase it here!
This is utterly adorable.
(But the idea of a clock with dangling things in the same house as the Kittens of Chaos is TERRIFYING.
The ladies of Game of Thrones attend HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones’ panel and Q&A during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego on July 25th, 2014.
What if Umbreons hunt in packs and use their rings to communicate like fireflies? Four legged crazy moonfox fireflies?
#boycottautismspeaks Autism Speaks believes that if you are not successful by NT standards, you must be miserable. If they would bother to ask, they may find out different.
I once was interviewed for a group called “Everyday Autism Miracles”. The interviewer, a representative, asked me if I thought there was ever going to be a cure for autism (for she had it in her mind that gluten caused autism at the time, much to my silent dismay), because she wanted to cure him soon as soon as possible.
I said nothing as the woman rattled on about how her life was so hard taking care of an autistic child and how she envied my parents for having a savant of a child.
As she spoke, it was becoming clear that she wasn’t just venting her stress of being a parent of an autistic child. She legitimately was disinterested in actual well-being of her child and more about how much more convenient her life would be if her son didn’t have autism.
I stood up suddenly and told her that if she’s so bent on finding a cure, they should change their name to “Fuck Autistics” instead and see how that works for them and promptly left the building. After that, I left the support program they were sponsoring entirely (that I was a part of for several years of my teenagehood), deciding that the entire group had similar mindsets, and that I was a fool for not realizing it sooner.
I never saw the results for the interview. But then again, I wouldn’t have cared either way. It was all a blight on my past, and nothing more. I only mourn for my fellow autistics who have no choice but to surrender themselves to such people, either due to lack of autonomy or otherwise.
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