1. 13:52 29th Jan 2013

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    Reblogged from nillawiffle

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    purpleshirtofjohnlock:

jazzcat1231:

purpleshirtofjohnlock:

funfandoms:

purpleshirtofjohnlock:

Went to school with tally marks on my hands.Four people asked me what it was.One girl practically had a panic attackAnd my science teacher asked me if I’d seen the Silence, so I responded “The What?” and his face went blank, and he replied. “What were you asking me about?” I just about cried laughing so hard.

we should have a day where whovians worldwide go out with tally marks on their hands and arms, freak the world out a little bit

^^This needs to happen.

Can we make this happen? How about April 23rd, the day The Impossible Astronaut (the first episode The Silence showed up in) aired. Yeah? C’mon people, let’s make this happen :D

HEAR THAT WHOVIANS?! This is happening. April 23rd. Tally marks on your hands and arms. DO IT.

    purpleshirtofjohnlock:

    jazzcat1231:

    purpleshirtofjohnlock:

    funfandoms:

    purpleshirtofjohnlock:

    Went to school with tally marks on my hands.
    Four people asked me what it was.
    One girl practically had a panic attack
    And my science teacher asked me if I’d seen the Silence, so I responded “The What?” and his face went blank, and he replied. “What were you asking me about?” I just about cried laughing so hard.

    we should have a day where whovians worldwide go out with tally marks on their hands and arms, freak the world out a little bit

    ^^This needs to happen.

    Can we make this happen? How about April 23rd, the day The Impossible Astronaut (the first episode The Silence showed up in) aired. Yeah? C’mon people, let’s make this happen :D

    HEAR THAT WHOVIANS?! This is happening. April 23rd. Tally marks on your hands and arms. DO IT.

    (Source: youstillhaveitmychippedcup)

     
  2. 11:19 22nd Jan 2013

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    Reblogged from equuslupus

    equuslupus:

    civilwardrummer:

    I’ve been spending some time thinking about revision surgery. After about 7 months post-op, I’m pretty happy with my results. The scars have healed REALLY well. Overall the shape and everything looks good. I do have some extra skin that hasn’t tightened up and, considering that my skin isn’t the…

    Reblogging to comment on CareCredit mostly but I’m happy to see that things are going well for you. :)

    CC has some ridiculous interest once you’re outside of the no interest period (I think mine is 6 months but I need to call Customer Service and clairfy). I’m sure you’re aware that credit cards can be sketchy but CC has  almost 25%, IIRC. I think it’s one of the best options you may have but I’d hate to see you spend more money because of it. 

    Hoping you are aware and I am just repeating things you know and not being a dick.

    Yeah, I was told that when I tried getting it for my original surgery and obviously I read all the fine print before applying. I want to speak with the woman at the surgeon’s who deals with all the financial information more before making a final decision just to make sure I understand exactly what I’m signing up for. I will be working over the summer, so I’ll be able to make most of the money within the first 2-3 months (like $2,200 at least of the $3,000). So I wouldn’t be too worried about going over and getting hit with interest. But I’m going to figure out exactly how everything works before making a final decision. 

     
  3. 22:16 20th Jan 2013

    Notes: 5

    I’ve been spending some time thinking about revision surgery. After about 7 months post-op, I’m pretty happy with my results. The scars have healed REALLY well. Overall the shape and everything looks good. I do have some extra skin that hasn’t tightened up and, considering that my skin isn’t the greatest, I’m not really expecting it to. After my 6 month consultation with my surgeon, he said that the sides of my chest (closest to my armpits) still look concave because he took out a little too much fat and so he can do a procedure to move things around a little and flatten everything out and he can fix the skin problems. 

    I wasn’t feel that bad about the small problems for a while. Really I’m just happy to be able to not bind and feel pretty comfortable in private. But I’ve started to notice that I am self-conscious about taking my shirt off and that makes me kind of sad because that’s part of why I paid for surgery, was to have that luxury  or at least option. It’s something that maybe doesn’t cause me a lot of stress or concern now, but I don’t want it to constantly hang around. 

    The big thing about this, why I’m really thinking about it now, is because if I don’t do the surgery by this summer and decide I want to do it later, I’ll have to pay the full price. For now, the surgeon will waive his fee. That means I’m just paying the surgery center and anesthesia (plus about $500 for the nipple reduction he offered to do, which I also want done.) But that totals to $3,000 because the surgery center is pricey. 

    I feel like my only real hesitation is that I’ve already paid $5,300 for this surgery, now I’m considering $3,000 more. I’m trying to organize grad school and housing for that (and how much money I need / how complicated it’ll be depends on where I’m going) and I keep randomly realizing how far in debt I am because of college. But then I figure, what the fuck, this is important to me and I can earn most of that working over the summer… 

    I applied to CareCredit. It’s a medical credit card which my surgeon accepts and which I tried to get earlier, but was denied because I had no credit. On a whim, I applied and was surprised that I was actually approved for more than I need. So I can pay for it and pay it back over a year, so I could earn most of the money over the summer but not worry about how much I might need for housing or grad school, etc. 

    At the moment, I’m pretty certain that I’ll end up doing this. I feel like I’m just nervous and uncertain. Especially because I haven’t addressed this possibility with my parents, but I think since everything went well the first time they’d be comfortable with it. 

    I’ve talked myself into calling tomorrow, anyway, and making an appointment to talk about it for during my spring break. I can at least get a clearer idea of what the surgery would entail, what he’ll do, etc and how to get started. And I can ask some questions to clarify some of my concerns with the CareCredit and how payments will work. 

     
  4. 18:00

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    Reblogged from xxboy

    xxboy:

    Hello everyone! I successfully survived my first semester as a doctoral student and have already been launched into many research projects!

    I’m really excited about a project I’ve developed and am launching right now. I’m using an anonymous online survey to study the identity, body image, and emotional well-being of people who have undergone a gender transition (people who live as a gender that is different from the sex they were assigned at birth). The implications of this study could potentially be huge in the field of counseling psychology and will hopefully impact people’s experiences with therapists and psychologists. You must be 18 to complete the survey. The official recruitment letter and the link for the survey are pasted below. Please spread far and wide. Successful results require a large number of responses!

    :) :) :)

    To Whom It May Concern:

    My name is Sebastian Barr and I am currently conducting a research project under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Budge as part of my doctoral program. This project explores well-being in individuals who have undergone a gender transition (including but not limited to people who identify as female, male, genderqueer, transgender female, transgender male, stealth, binary, non-binary). To qualify for the study, participants must have undergone some degree of a social and/or medical gender transition (for many participants this can be phrased as living as a gender different from the sex they were assigned at birth) and be over the age of 18. Participation involves completing an online questionnaire that will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

    The information collected may or may not benefit you directly; however, you will have the opportunity to reflect on a range of life experiences and emotions (both seemingly related and unrelated to transition). Some people may find this to be helpful. Additionally, the information learned in this study may be helpful to others in understanding how different approaches to individuals’ identities can result in higher levels of well-being. This could lead to important applications in therapy and counseling.

     

    It is important to us that the research reflects the wide range of identities and experiences of those who have gone through a gender transition, so we strongly encourage the participation of individuals who are often left out of other studies, e.g., those who live stealth or do not identify as transgender and people with non-binary identities.

     

    If you are interested in being a part of this study, you can complete the questionnaire here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TransitionAndIdentityStudy.

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Sebastian Barr at smbarr01@louisville.edu or Stephanie Budge, slbudg01@louisville.edu.

    Thank you,

    Sebastian Mitchell Barr

    Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology

    Educational and Counseling Psychology

    University of Louisville

    Please help Sebastian with his research if you can 

     
  5. 23:31 16th Jan 2013

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    I want enough money

    that I can get in a car and just drive. And everywhere that I stop, I want to get out and just marvel at what I see. I want to keep a notebook of all the people I meet and all the things I see and all the interactions that I watch and all of the experiences I have. I want to sit down with an old man and ask him about his life. I want to stay in shitty motels and take in everything about them. I want to park somewhere and sleep outside in the middle of nowhere. I want to stop at all of the little coffee shops and mom and pop restaurants and try new food, describing each one in detail. I want to take the time to just stop. And then I want to come home and spend day after day alone in a room writing whatever my weeks on the road inspire me to write.   

     
  6. lifeunorthodox:

Been working my bum off all day on my film for tomorrow. So here is a photo of my face because I have (almost/pretty much/for now) finished! Yaaay

Looking sexy! ;) 

    lifeunorthodox:

    Been working my bum off all day on my film for tomorrow. So here is a photo of my face because I have (almost/pretty much/for now) finished! Yaaay

    Looking sexy! ;) 

     
  7. 20:13 29th Nov 2012

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    Reblogged from nillawiffle

    scottishshortbreadmum:

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    schmoo999:

    !!!!!!!

    WHAT!?!?!

    What? What!? WHAT!?!?!??!?!?!?

    (Source: sherlocksduetpartner)

     
  8. 17:29 1st Oct 2012

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    So, super awkward. I emailed my gender therapist back in May, asking whether or not he wanted me to come in to talk to him. I figured I would because my surgery was coming up and I didn’t know if it was like a thing that I had to speak with him before and / or shortly after. He replied telling me to make an appointment for after the surgery.

    But then I ended up forgetting, then not caring, and then eventually I had waited long enough that it didn’t seem to matter anymore and just forgot about it completely. 

    Just checked my email, and he sent one asking why I never went to see him this summer and so on. I decided to email him basically this: I apologized. Then let him know what I’m up to with school. Then pretty much said that I didn’t think I needed to see him at all because everything’s going really well, I’m not having any gender / identity issues, I’m not concerned about my roommate, my family, society in general, etc. I finished by saying that right now I’m pretty happy with where I’m at in my transition and I’m putting all that on hold for a while and so I’d like to just not come in but keep him up to date now and then of what’s going on and when I’m ready for other surgeries, I’ll give him a call. 

    I’m slightly worried that that’s going to come off as sounding rude or blowing him off (and not going to lie, I’m slightly concerned that he’s going to tell me I need to come in anyway). But, frankly, I went to see him twice the summer between my junior and senior year because I had started hormones and he wanted to see how I was doing. The second meeting felt really pointless. I mean, technically I went to that meeting to talk to him about a letter for surgery, which he wrote, but basically I drove all that way for him to make sure I was doing ok and whatever. It was a very short meeting. I basically paid $20 for a letter that he already knew I was ready to have. But whatever, I’m ok with that. I only asked if I needed to go in to see him as a formality, thinking that it might be a good idea with surgery on its way, but I ended up feeling so fine about the surgery, that I had nothing to talk to him about anyway. If I had gone in this summer (or worse, this winter once I’m home), literally the meeting will be 10 minutes of “what have you been up to?” and “how are you feeling?”. It’d be a waste. I see no reason why I should HAVE to go back and talk to him. 

    Anyway, I guess I’m just flaky today and then I got a terse email from him and I just don’t want to have him pissed off at me or anything. I just also don’t want to drive to Buffalo and pay $20 to waste both of our time. 

     
  9. 12:54

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    Reblogged from nillawiffle

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Can we just remember, River just lost two of the three people she trusts in this universe. She never got to say goodbye to her father, and she could only kiss her mothers hand goodbye because someone had to watch that angel. The Doctor breaks down, he screams and cries and rages all the while his wife stands composed, thrashing internally with a white hot anger. But she is the Doctors anchor and his rudder. If he wont help himself then she must do it for him. From the very beginning to the end of her life, River has silently sacrificed herself, either physically or emotionally, for those around her. River may have the feistiness of her mother but she has inherited the great burden of compassion from her father.

    Can we just remember, River just lost two of the three people she trusts in this universe. She never got to say goodbye to her father, and she could only kiss her mothers hand goodbye because someone had to watch that angel. The Doctor breaks down, he screams and cries and rages all the while his wife stands composed, thrashing internally with a white hot anger. But she is the Doctors anchor and his rudder. If he wont help himself then she must do it for him. From the very beginning to the end of her life, River has silently sacrificed herself, either physically or emotionally, for those around her. River may have the feistiness of her mother but she has inherited the great burden of compassion from her father.

    (Source: uhoh-thebearking)

     
  10. 11:25 19th Sep 2012

    Notes: 79

    Reblogged from nillawiffle

    blu-jell0:

    Look new photos!!

    What is this???????