My name is Sarah, and I like Daft Punk and Star Trek. Talk to me about space and robots, I'm literally begging you. I am 14 years old, and I like to post my art and writing.

 

grimdarkthroes:

you know whatd be a fun exercise

get a writer and an artist together. artist does a sketch, writer writes a handful of paragraphs. they give them to each other.

writer has to write a handful of paragraphs on the scene depicted in the sketch, and it cant be just like, describing it. artist has to draw a new sketch from the writing.

it’d be a neat lil’ flex-the-muscles sort of thing. 

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

mildlyamused:

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.

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.

Me some years ago: What? You know everything about that band? Whoa, that's creepy, I prefer to spend my time playing videogames, I'd never fucking do that.

Me years later: Wanna know every single detail about Daft Punk? I know what they look like and their favorite movie too.

clevercookies0417:

hellothisissatan:

This is literally how it is for a non english speaker to perfect a word pronunciation!

a vine by meshal al jaser

Jesus this is gold

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nicolegendary:

extrambotica:

Geoff talking about not having a problem with kissing the AH crew for 5000 a month…I couldn’t decide what to cut so i’ll just download the whole 5 minute…. gay as dicks conversation.

ok but, here is my response to what gavin said about michael:

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I MEAN, CMON.

w4ylon:

Anatidaephobia is defined as a pervasive, irrational fear that one is being watched by a duck. “

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watchthelightfade:

xx8lue8loodedxx:

adiostoreadumb:

My favorite picture from the meet yesterday. Kat threw Cal in the air and hE FREAKING CAUGHT THE WIND AND FLEW LIKE 30 FEET IN THE AIR.

going to new places seeing different faces

watchthelightfade:

xx8lue8loodedxx:

adiostoreadumb:

My favorite picture from the meet yesterday. Kat threw Cal in the air and hE FREAKING CAUGHT THE WIND AND FLEW LIKE 30 FEET IN THE AIR.

going to new places seeing different faces

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thatireneadler:

adubs132:

well shit. voldemort is now trying to take over one of the districts in the hunger games. what is this?

I’d read that crossover fic.

thatireneadler:

adubs132:

well shit. voldemort is now trying to take over one of the districts in the hunger games. what is this?

I’d read that crossover fic.

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edward-the-outcast:

Liking a person a lot but can’t tell them because they would just cease to acknowledge your existence

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