be like cat paws
very nice, very soft, very squishy,
but when threatened?
I’m going to be in California when Comic Con is happening.
Once again, I will be unable to attend.
On the left is Richie, my fiancé, about a year and a half into our relationship and pre-t. He had come out as trans to me about a few months prior to that. On the right is Richie 4 years later and almost 3 years on testosterone. We’ve been together almost 5 years now and his birthday is coming up.
I created a secret top surgery fund for him in hopes to surprise him for his birthday on August 30th. I’m not at all expecting $5000 to be raised by then, in fact, I don’t have any kind of expectation towards the amount raised before his birthday. I just wanted to get this started for him as a surprise to remind him that there are so many people that love him and support him and are wishing him a happy birthday and I know any amount donated would be the best birthday surprise he could ever receive.
Right now, Richie doesn’t believe that top surgery will ever be a reality for him and I want to change that incredibly dangerous mind set. A whopping 41% of trans* people attempt suicide. Richie’s dysphoria, negativity and hopelessness has been growing at an alarming rate. I want to do everything I can to prevent and/or limit the amount of pain he has to deal with on a daily basis. Top surgery would undoubtably eliminate a big chunk of it.
Richie has been medically transitioning for almost 3 years. He has identified as trans for about 4 years. In that time, he has seen so many of his friends within the community get top surgery and it has been a silent struggle for him. He has become more reclusive, isolated and depressed. I don’t want Richie to ever feel inhibited by his body and/or isolated because of it. This year for his birthday, I want him to truly believe that top surgery is entirely possible for him and unquestionably going to happen in the near future. I can’t do that alone, so I’m reaching out to his family, friends, my followers on tumblr, as well as any kind strangers who may know what it feels like to deal with dysphoria or just want to help out an amazing guy who has done so much for others. I honestly can’t imagine anything better than knowing that we all helped make it possible for him to live happily, authentically and without fear or insecurity of his identity, by contributing to the single most liberating and defining moment in his life. I know top surgery will change his life forever and I know that it is something that will give him back that contagious spark and thirst for life that he used to have and remind him that he once thought the world was beautiful and it still is.
Please spread the word by reblogging and if you’re capable of donating anything, you have no idea how much it is appreciated. No amount is too little so please do not feel embarrassed if you can only donate a dollar or two, I’m still just as humbled by your generosity.
For those of you who have already donated and/or have been reblogging and sharing this with your followers or friends, I am forever indebted to you all.The link to donate:http://www.gofundme.com/topsecrettopsurgery
I will not stop reblogging this until he doesn’t ever have to worry about wearing a binder for 12+ hours a day and come home with bruises on his back, or be afraid that someone will see the outline of his binder through his shirt and be outed, or doesn’t have to close his eyes whenever he takes a shower because the sight of his chest right now makes him feel further disconnected from his body. This is no way to live and as his partner, I can’t sit idly by and allow him to continue half-living like this.
I’ve gotten in touch with Rodeoh.com, thanks to an amazing follower Stefanie. They have agreed to offer a $25 gift certificate to all contributors of $100 or more!!
If you haven’t, check out the website, there are so many great products from rodeoh and hopefully this will encourage more people to donate for a great cause!
I love the fact that my sister just turned 12 so everytime she says something stupid I just say “shut up ur like 12” and she gets pissed off and walks away
me around small children
Quick and simple lifehacks.
i tried to take a picture damnit
annnnnd you are fucking adorableAWE THAT WAS ONE OF THE CUTEST THINGS IVE EVER SEEN YOURE A BAB Y
It’s like a fawn getting disappointed then getting happy. TOO ADORABLE
Did Pixar make you? Oh my lord
is this tinkerbell?
This is obviously a humanized deer
they never had a chance
Death by Asp
- Tragic Deaths
- People die. It happens. But some unfortunate people die in some terrible and tragic ways! Here is one of the more tragic deaths in recorded human history…
Manner of Death: Asp!
Cleopatra was a member of the Ptolemy dynasty, and the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt.
Well known today in popular culture, Cleopatra had a childhood most people would definitely not envy! So much inbreeding in the Egyptian royalty had led to a lot of instability. It is said that Cleopatra’s father was bat-shit crazy and killed his wife and most of his kids. During a visit to Rome (accompanied by Cleopatra) her sister Berenice seized the throne. Her father was having none of that, and fought her upon his return, having her executed. This made Cleopatra, now aged 14, joint regent and deputy of her father – but apparently still virtually powerless.
When Cleopatra’s father died in 51BC, Cleopatra, now 18, became joint Monarch with her 10 year old brother. She was also forced to marry him, according to Egyptian tradition. She saw her brother/husband as a child, so decided to drop the Ptolemy name from official documents, and have currency stamped with her face alone. This went against the Ptolemaic tradition of female rulers, who were meant to be subordinate to the male co-rulers. Her brother had plenty of support in the Egyptian people, and he eventually rebelled against her independence, forcing her to flee Egypt in exile.
To cut a long story short, Cleopatra’s brother then made a critical error… he killed a Roman official by the name of Pompey in front of his wife and children. He presented Pompay’s severed head to Julius Caesar, thinking it would please him to know some of his opposition was dead – however, it as a massive mistake as Caesar was enraged! Pompey was more than just a political enemy to Caesar – he was his father-in-law.
Eager to work with Caesar’s anger, Cleopatra smuggled herself in to his quarters, rolled up in a carpet. Caesar was almost immediately enchanted by Cleopatra. He decided to back her in her fight for the Egyptian throne – and a love affair ensued – even though Cleopatra was only 21 years old at this point in time, with Caesar being 52.
Nine months after they met, Cleopatra gave birth to her first son, naming him Caesarion. By all reports, Caesar remained in love with Cleopatra for his life time – even going so far as having a huge, golden statue of her erected at the Forum Julium. He did not really respect her though, refusing to name their son together as his heir. He clearly did not see her as an equal. Alas, Caesar was betrayed by his nearest and dearest, and was assassinated, stabbed to death at the Senate.
Cleopatra fled back to Egypt after Caesar’s death, and then Mark Antony came along…. Stunningly handsome, a lot younger than Caesar, and full of power. He summoned Cleopatra to test her loyalty, and the two immediately fell into a passionate love affair.
A year after they met, Cleopatra gave birth to twins, naming them Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene. Mark named as the father. He returned to Rome for four years before coming back to Alexandria, not being able to get Cleopatra out of his mind. Once back in Alexandria, he decided to make it his home. He defied Roman tradition, forgot his wife in Rome, and married Cleopatra in accordance to Egyptian rite. Once married, he and Cleopatra had one more child, a son, calling him Ptolemy Philadelphos.
In a very ‘Romeo and Juliet’-esq manner, Mark Antony, who was about to lose his power to Caesar’s heir, Octavian, suicided by stabbing himself with a sword. He was under the mistaken belief that Cleopatra had already taken her own life. He did not die straight away, and when his men told him that no, Cleopatra was still alive, he was taken to her hiding place, and he died in her arms.
Filled with grief Cleopatra put on her most beautiful garments. She arrayed herself on a golden couch, with the emblems of royalty surrounding her. Legend tells us that she took her own life by snuggling up to an Egyptian Cobra – or an Asp, dying from the venom when it bit her on the chest.
Although Cleopatra did poison herself, the fact is that no-one really knows how. One story relates that there were two slight pricks on her arm, not her breast, and that poison might have been hidden in a hollow comb. Another tells that the marks may have been caused by a poisonous pin used to fasten her hair. And finally, that they may have been from the bite of an Asp, which must have been hidden in a basket of flowers (or figs) or a water jar. No snake was ever found, not that this really means too much.
Another theory was that by her enemies saying she died of snake bite, it gave her death a deliberate sexual connotation, basically saying that she was a seductress and got her just rewards.
Cleopatra was only 38 years old when she died.
As a side note, Caesarion, the son of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar, ruled in her place for a very short time before Octavion, his own cousin, killed him. That is as history tells it, unless you believe the conspiracy theory that was Caesarion was, in fact, Jesus Christ. It is said that instead of being murdered, he was actually adopted by Mary and Joseph. He travelled to India and studied under Brahman priests. The name “Jesus” is “Esau” in Egyptian, and means son of Isis. Cleopatra was the self proclaimed virgin Goddess Isis… just an interesting tidbit to add.
The three children of Cleopatra and Mark Antony were spared and taken back to Rome where they were taken care of by Mark Antony’s Roman wife, Octavia Minor – that’s quite an accomplishment for a spurned wife! As they were considered ‘illegitimate’ in the eyes of the Romans, they were not a threat politically, so apparently they lived out their lives in relative peace. Their ancestors are probably still alive today – for all you know, you could be a descendant of Mark Antony and the famous Cleopatra!
By Peet Banks from APPI - Australian Paranormal Phenomenon Investigators
Picpost by Ashley Hall 2013
Photo: Der Tod der Kleopatra (The Death of Cleopatra) 1875, Hans Markat.
i fucking hate tumblr so much seriously
you guys are always like “i want equality!” except gay people are better than straight people and women are better than men and poc are better than white people and trans people are better than cis people
if you claim you want equality, but put someone down because they’re privileged, that doesn’t make you an advocate for equality, it makes you an asshole
this is my favourite post tbh
This was recorded by the Portsmouth Sinfonia in an experiment where all the members of the orchestra would swap instruments with each other and attempt to play them to the best of their ability.
This is the result. And it makes me laugh every single time.
It tries to be so dramatic but it just falls flat. Love it.
OH MY GOOOOOOODDDDD
My boyfriend is crying from laughter, and my roommate has locked himself in his room.
dont let tumblr make you think
- school isnt important
- its okay to be rude to your parents
- its normal to hate everyone
- self harm and suicide are romantic or great
- being rude is cute
- being a female who hits or yells at your boyfriend is woman empowerment
- depression and other mental illnesses are beautiful
- grades arent important
- education isnt important
- college isnt important
- smoking is cool
- drugs are cool