Complete and Utter Happiness


I post all things "feel-good" I believe that life is wonderful and that I am so lucky to live in a world where such amazing things can happen!

Ask me anything! No promises I'll answer. Your likelihood of an answer increases the more grammatically correct you are, and if you somehow manage to type in some form of an accent.

deans-avenging-angel:

meulin-weipon:

waiting-for-the-blue-box:

greatbritishcheese:

maggiekealy:

tastefullyoffensive:

Wi-Fighting

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Winternet is coming

pretty sure i’ve rebageled this 20 times already but it’s just so good

Did you just say rebagled?

this is actually one of my favorite things 

rebagled

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floppycat:

*passive aggressive mom dramatically putting away dishes and denying help*

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"Should parents read their daughter's texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?" →

daeranilen:

daeranilen:

Earlier today, I served as the “young woman’s voice” in a panel of local experts at a Girl Scouts speaking event. One question for the panel was something to the effect of, "Should parents read their daughter’s texts or monitor her online activity for bad language and inappropriate content?"

I was surprised when the first panelist answered the question as if it were about cyberbullying. The adult audience nodded sagely as she spoke about the importance of protecting children online.

I reached for the microphone next. I said, “As far as reading your child’s texts or logging into their social media profiles, I would say 99.9% of the time, do not do that.”

Looks of total shock answered me. I actually saw heads jerk back in surprise. Even some of my fellow panelists blinked.

Everyone stared as I explained that going behind a child’s back in such a way severs the bond of trust with the parent. When I said, “This is the most effective way to ensure that your child never tells you anything,” it was like I’d delivered a revelation.

It’s easy to talk about the disconnect between the old and the young, but I don’t think I’d ever been so slapped in the face by the reality of it. It was clear that for most of the parents I spoke to, the idea of such actions as a violation had never occurred to them at all.

It alarms me how quickly adults forget that children are people.

Apparently people are rediscovering this post somehow and I think that’s pretty cool! Having experienced similar violations of trust in my youth, this is an important issue to me, so I want to add my personal story:

Around age 13, I tried to express to my mother that I thought I might have clinical depression, and she snapped at me “not to joke about things like that.” I stopped telling my mother when I felt depressed.

Around age 15, I caught my mother reading my diary. She confessed that any time she saw me write in my diary, she would sneak into my room and read it, because I only wrote when I was upset. I stopped keeping a diary.

Around age 18, I had an emotional breakdown while on vacation because I didn’t want to go to college. I ended up seeing a therapist for - surprise surprise - depression.

Around age 21, I spoke on this panel with my mother in the audience, and afterwards I mentioned the diary incident to her with respect to this particular Q&A. Her eyes welled up, and she said, “You know I read those because I was worried you were depressed and going to hurt yourself, right?”

TL;DR: When you invade your child’s privacy, you communicate three things:

  1. You do not respect their rights as an individual.
  2. You do not trust them to navigate problems or seek help on their own.
  3. You probably haven’t been listening to them.

Information about almost every issue that you think you have to snoop for can probably be obtained by communicating with and listening to your child.

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theaceoffours:

shrill-ex:

most of the lights are out in my kitchen so there’s a spotlight on my fridge

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BE…

OUR…

GUEST

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You know, Peeves the Poltergeist appeared in every single Harry Potter book, even in the Deathly Hallows, and he does not appear in ONE movie. This post is dedicated to Peeves, the little shit who only listened to Fred and George.

amistakeworthmaking:

theblueboxiscoming:

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I hated that he wasn’t in the movies. He was my favorite in the books.

lacigreen:

vera-queer:

myfandomsareinfinite:

I DON’T THINK YOU UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS

no seriously this is one of the best things ever

must reblawg every time its on the dash

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thetimetravelersguidetothegalaxy:

my blog is like this fucking grab bag except you never exactly know what you’re going to get in said bag

is it fandom???

is it feminist rants???

is it food???

who knows you could probably find a fucking crocodile in there

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jerk-bitch-casbutt:

mitsukake:

raptorific:

The fact that wizard law enforcement found a dude’s finger and immediately closed the investigation, declared him dead, and concluded that the only possible explanation for why they only found a finger was that he was killed so hard that the rest of him was obliterated kind of speaks volumes about why nobody followed up when the genocidal serial killer just vanished.

The Ministry of Magic is fucking useless.

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skies-ofskaia:

trydain:

camwyn:

lostinhistory:

prinnyemperor:

gigaguess:

You fucked up you seriously fucked up.

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Rise of the Crustaceans.

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CRAB BATTLE

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skies-ofskaia:

trydain:

camwyn:

lostinhistory:

prinnyemperor:

gigaguess:

You fucked up you seriously fucked up.

actual photo of maryland

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Rise of the Crustaceans.

Category 0.5 kaiju.

CRAB BATTLE

Category 0.5 Kaiju

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