Hi there! I'm Marissa. ♥
You can call me Kittie, or Riss, or Marissa.

This is my little bloggish type thing. Sometimes I post art and doodles, but mostly I just post whatever. Basically it's my little art, video games, steampunk, and other random crap dump. [ READ MORE ]
August 22nd
4:48 AM
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love-horsing-round:

meowvgonspengler:

do you ever shift in bed slightly and suddenly youre in the most perfect sleeping position ever and you feel like the fucking planets are aligned

And then you have to pee

August 21st
7:12 PM
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upsettingshorts:

camharr:

deducingtheworldaroundme:

i-am-the—dragons-daughter:

brienneofthrace:

BEST THING EVER

TYWIN LANNISTER READING 50 SHADES OF GRAY IS WHAT THE UNIVERSE NEEDS MOST

Whenever I feel a little down, I go watch this video.

We live in an age of wonders.

video

crawltowardsthemoon:

"millions of flower petals erupt from a volcano, covering an entire village"

how on earth

"Imagine; I used to have really long blonde hair, always wearing heels, lots of make-up. I had been someone who was highly feminised and had chosen to look that way, partly because I was 6ft 3in but also I was into that aesthetic. I knew it had to be stripped away. I knew this would be an important part, not just for my work but in terms of my own development, because I would be confronting elements of myself that I didn’t want to confront (…) To see yourself displayed as unattractive, large, masculine, it’s quite tough… But I know it’s just perspective. A social conditioning that causes us to view these traits in a woman in a negative way." — Gwendoline Christie

August 20th
7:12 PM
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softgrungesparce:

pajamaben:

Ever accidentally throw something away and then later realize you actually needed it? Haha i did this with my life

image

4:09 PM

ugh I wanna watch Les Mis so bad. I still haven’t seen it.

fancymarquis:

Drew the ladies cuz theyre cooler than the boys

fancymarquis:

Drew the ladies cuz theyre cooler than the boys

dahowbbit:

goddessofsax:

Here’s a handy dandy color reference chart for you artists, writers, or any one else who needs it! Inspired by this post x

4:48 AM
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aobatoppingnoiz:

this is fucking priceless

aobatoppingnoiz:

this is fucking priceless

August 19th
7:12 PM
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whimsicalparadox:

chaoskawaii:

Metallic Magical Girls Prints are in! : D

Erryone at work wanted to see these ahaha. Orz

gimme dat

whimsicalparadox:

chaoskawaii:

Metallic Magical Girls Prints are in! : D

Erryone at work wanted to see these ahaha. Orz

gimme dat

albinwonderland:

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

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.