My lifes not going too great at the moment. I had planned to have petted at least 40% of the dogs on planet earth by now and I have petted maybe 0.5% of the dogs.
I just did the math and it turns out 0.5% of the dogs on the planet is 26 million and I dont even think I’ve petted that many :(
slightly older female friends are truly a force for good in this world
"They tried to sear off my horns so I seared off their faces."
"As someone diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, I have experienced this first-hand. Over the past decade, books and other media depictions of people on the autism spectrum have proliferated. While Temple Grandin and John Elder Robison, both diagnosed on the autism spectrum, have published acclaimed memoirs for adult readers, fiction for children and teens with protagonists and major secondary characters on the spectrum is predominantly the work of outsiders. (I would consider neurotypical parents of children on the spectrum to occupy an in-between position, but one with its own baggage.)
I approach each new book written by outsiders with trepidation. These books tend to define us by our disabilities rather than showing us living our lives day-to-day.”
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The book in question seems really rad (a neurodiverse main character interacting with X-Men and its’ ability to serve as parallel in some ways to the struggles of people who deal with disability in an ableist world is a great theme) and I’m trying to build up a more diverse library of YA and kids lit for recommending to little brothers and co.
heard some non-savory comments from my family about my dear ball python so i was inspired to make some little psa’s about snakes!!! they are our scaly friends do not harm noodles
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fun French Revolution themed pranks
march to Versailles and kidnap the royal family
have your brother wage war on your husband’s kingdom
stab the influential head of a media organisation while he’s taking a bath
create a new calendar
create a new religion
send your best friend to the guillotine
withdraw from public life for a month
accuse all of your colleagues of plotting against you
take advantage of the chaos around you and rise to become emperor of France
Taking mental health advice from pastry recipes.
The Ultimate Truth
There is no such thing as “too many dragons.” There is only “not enough dragons” and “still not enough dragons.”