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Thursday's Child, The Book of Vices and Virtues, and Heavy Burdens are D.Gray-man fanfics. Adult content warnings apply to most of it, except for Heavy Burdens, which is a straightforward dance au.

"Practice is better than art, because practice benefits without art, while art is of no use without practice." -Johannes Liechtenauer

"A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad." - Shigeru Miyamoto

"It is true that we make many mistakes. But the biggest of them all is to be surprised at them: as if we had some hope of never making any." -Thomas Merton

Sometimes this is a D.Gray-man blog, sometimes a parrot blog, sometimes a writer blog, sometimes a feminist blog, sometimes a Minecraft blog, sometimes a theology blog...you get the idea. All kinds of stuff ends up here.

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humansofnewyork:

"An hour ago we put wishes inside of balloons, and released them into the sky.""What was your wish?""To stand up."
(Jerusalem)

humansofnewyork:

"An hour ago we put wishes inside of balloons, and released them into the sky."
"What was your wish?"
"To stand up."

(Jerusalem)

— 2 hours ago with 1701 notes
#humansofnewyork 

mynameisjessamyn:

Day 1 of October’s #SizeDoesntMatter challenge w/ (new!) hosts big-gal-yoga & @yogimj is Vyaghrasana (Tiger Pose). I chose a few of my favorite variations for you guys, and I also posted a little video to my youtube channel

— 2 hours ago with 36 notes
#mynameisjessamyn 
humansofnewyork:

Before I return to New York portraits, I want to share some portraits and stories that I gathered on an unscheduled side trip that I took to Jerusalem. Because of the hastily arranged nature of the trip, I worked with some unorthodox interpreters, including an extremely bright sixteen year old Palestinian boy. He approached everyone quite confidently, until we got to this group, and suddenly he got fidgety and clammed up. “Um, I don’t know,” he said. “They, um, will probably say no, um, maybe we should ask someone else.”
(Jerusalem)

humansofnewyork:

Before I return to New York portraits, I want to share some portraits and stories that I gathered on an unscheduled side trip that I took to Jerusalem. Because of the hastily arranged nature of the trip, I worked with some unorthodox interpreters, including an extremely bright sixteen year old Palestinian boy. He approached everyone quite confidently, until we got to this group, and suddenly he got fidgety and clammed up. “Um, I don’t know,” he said. “They, um, will probably say no, um, maybe we should ask someone else.”

(Jerusalem)

— 2 hours ago with 3797 notes
#humansofnewyork 
*gives u a hug* this is terribly sad news with luck tho they’ll keep their distance and u can pretend they’re still on the other side of the world ;A;

One can only hope! Also, it will probably take a while for all of this to come together. It is, after all, a cross-country move involving two separate households, because even though Mom needs supervision, nobody wants to live with her unless it’s absolutely necessary, nor does she want to live with other people.

But when I was talking to my sister, all I could think was no no no no no no no no no no no! 

— 4 hours ago
#kandayuu 
D:

Yeah, something like that. My sister’s like, “We’re buying a condo and moving back” and I’m like, “Oh HELL no!” These people hate me, and the only thing that makes the blood tie bearable is the fact that they live on the other side of the continent.

On the bright side, they actually, genuinely hate me, so they’re unlikely to try spending much time with me. When they are far away, this doesn’t sting much, but with them in my backyard, it’s a constant reminder that I come from a very large, loving, close-knit family that wishes I was dead and often treats me as if I already am.

— 4 hours ago with 1 note
#kandayuu  #one of our collective faults  #is that we handle disability so poorly  #that we are a splended example  #of a worst-case scenario  #instead of taking me to a doctor  #when I got sick  #they beat me  #yelled at me  #shamed me  #and threw me out the day I turned 18  #things have not improved much  #since then 

It’s October! Thirteen days until the good (read: German) translation of DGM 24 comes out!

— 4 hours ago with 1 note

I talked to my sister this week. She’s moving back to the area, and she’s bringing my mother with her.

So…anyone know of a nice studio apartment for rent somewhere in the Eastern Hemisphere?

— 4 hours ago with 1 note
#it doesn't have to be all that nice really  #just far far away  #from my mother  #who honestly thinks I should kill myself  #which is an improvement over my sister  #who thinks I should have been aborted 

thecasebookof:

So, a guy just ran passed my house naked.
With a nice bag and heels.
Thumbs up to him being able to run in those things.

— 5 hours ago with 2 notes
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After reading about gender-bias and conversation dominance in the classroom, I asked for a peer to observe a physics class I was teaching and keep track of the discussion time I was giving to various students along with their race and gender. In this exercise, I knew I was being observed and I was trying to be extra careful to equally represent all students―but I STILL gave a disproportionate amount of discussion time to the white male students in my classroom (controlling for the overall distribution of genders and races in the class). I was shocked. It felt like I was giving a disproportionate amount of time to my white female and non-white students.

Even when I was explicitly trying, I still failed to have the discussion participants fairly represent the population of the students in my classroom.

This is a well-studied phenomena and it’s called listener bias. We are socialized to think women talk more than they actually do. Listener bias results in most people thinking that women are ‘hogging the floor’ even when men are dominating.

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Stop interrupting me: gender, conversation dominance and listener bias, by Jessica Kirkpatrick from Women In Astronomy

Implicit bias is a thing, just like privilege. Calling it out isn’t meant to shame anyone, but to alert us to step it up and improve ourselves so everyone can have a voice. Be conscious of what you and others are saying, and know when not to speak.

(via scientific-women)

(Source: itsawomansworld2, via hanabimonai)

— 5 hours ago with 4332 notes