like, what’s it got to do with me?
I think I’d have to have a pretty big sense of over-entitlement to think it was my business to just state opinions on how other people happily and consensually live their lives without affecting me? x
Help me, I feel like I'm worth nothing and I don't know what to do. I just really think you're cool and nice and clever so I thought I'd come here and disturb you with this one. Love xxx <3
you should defs talk to someone close to you, or someone who’s trained to help. But I’m also happy to say that I bet you’re super lovely and fun to be around, and i know sometimes your life makes you feel crappy. but you just gotta remember that all the rubbish stuff isn’t who you are. you’re a super lovely person and all of the rubbish stuff and insecurities just confuse you a bit sometimes, but i swear, they’re only temporary
“Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast and brewing coffee and listening to music that for some reason is really getting to your heart. You’re just standing there thinking about going to work and picking up your dry cleaning. And also more exciting things like books you’re reading and trips you plan on taking and relationships that are springing into existence. Or fading from your memory, which is far less exciting. And suddenly you just don’t feel at home in your skin or in your house and you just want home but “Mom’s” probably wouldn’t feel like home anymore either. There used to be the comfort of a number in your phone and ears that listened everyday and arms that were never for anyone else. But just to calm you down when you started feeling trapped in a five-minute period where nostalgia is too much and thoughts of this person you are feel foreign. When you realize that you’ll never be this young again but this is the first time you’ve ever been this old. When you can’t remember how you got from sixteen to here and all the same feel like sixteen is just as much of a stranger to you now. The song is over. The coffee’s done. You’re going to breath in and out. You’re going to be fine in about five minutes.”—
Why would you cut up a lovely life size model of Alan Rickman as Snape and burn its head?
because our new house turned out to be horribly infested with bedbugs, and the landlord did nothing. So we hoovered all the mattresses, and burnt off the eggs we could find. We read that they die above 40°C so we ironed the mattresses and blew steam into the seams, washed the bedsheets, the curtains, and all the clothes at 50° and cleared out the entire rooms. We couldn’t reeeeaaally tackle the carpet in Adam’s room but we made a go of it, and then the wallpaper was stuck down again and painted over to trap any left inside. The mirror in Adam’s room was at risk, as was every piece of cardboard in his room. We took all the boxes, folded them up, double bagged them, and threw them out, and then…got rid of Snape.
Why are guys so obsessed with their dicks? We’ll be like “Mothers have the right to breastfeed their baby in public!” And without fail, dudes chime in with, “Does that mean I can pull my dick out in public? Can I urinate in public?” Chill the fuck out. This isn’t about your dick. You are already allowed to have your nipples out in public, sit the fuck down.
my teacher sent a student home today because the student had had an anxiety attack earlier in the morning and she said “if you have a broken bone, you don’t just keep walking on it and damaging it more, you treat it. Your mental health is the same. Health then school.”
I was about to get really angry but it took a different turn than I expected
Listen, you’re wasting your day on Tumblr. You’re either ridiculously privileged with a lot of free time (get out), unemployed, underemployed (hey there), or a brokeass student.
If you belong to any of the three latter categories, you probably need some extra bread so you can buy, like, vinyl anime figurines, rent, cinnamon schnapps, sweater leggings, and actual bread.
I know that feel bro. Like you, I am not worked to my full capacity or potential. I have a graduate student research job, and sometimes I teach undergraduate classes, but enrollment is at an all-time low at my university and the pond is drying the fuck up. Every time I get a job offer, the funding gets mysteriously cut or shuffled around and I take my rage out on the next person on the street who tells me to smile.
(I’m a cunt)
But I have mastered several methods of making extra dough. And if you’re a Tumblr writer or even just a dumbfuck college student with cash money problems, these methods might work for you as well. It’s not a windfall by any means, but it’s a little bit here and there to help buy frivolous PC games about mother badgers.
Mechanical Turkis a website run my Amazon where individuals are hired on an extremely short-term basis to complete “human intelligence tasks”, or HITS for micropayments.An example HIT might entail transcribing a five-minute interview for $2.50, or filling out a five-minute survey for $0.50.
I recently did a HIT where I was asked to mimic a series of facial expressions using my webcam, for use in future experimental materials. I got $2.00 for five minutes of fucking around taking webcam pictures. I have also completed surveys and experiments on self-esteem and relationship functioning, consumer habits, and other general psychological topics. Just from screwing around on the site I’ve made over a hundred bucks.
Mturk is very popular with social science researchers right now as a means of data collection. My colleagues and I have used Mturk as a subject pool for tons of studies; I even got my dissertation data by paying people $0.25 per brief survey. But the payment on Mturk has a much wider range than that figure might suggest: there are activities that pay as high as $50.00 a pop (they’re pretty complex) and as low as $0.05 (that take literally a second), and everything in between.
Elance is a site where freelancers find clients (and vice versa), and where payment for short-term freelance work is escrowed. Elance caters to all kinds of freelance work: coding/programming, statistical analysis, data entry, web design, copy editing, and content generation are just a few of the popular options.
I’ve gotten several pretty sweet deals writing bullshit college advice articles for $30-60 a batch (a batch being a few thousand words’ worth of short articles). Payment is secure and escrowed ahead of time, so you can’t get screwed unless you do work before the money has been added by the client.
There are some screwy/questionable jobs posted on Elance (someone asked me to write an African culture essay for their anthropology course), but there are many legit opportunities that aren’t too time consuming and do actually pay off. This is true for writers, but it’s probably even more true for people with technical and design skills. There’s even a wing for statistics consultation (though I haven’t had much luck yet). I’ve made a few hundred bones in the last couplea weeks.
Sell your written work dammit. Writing is difficult to turn into a career, but you can earn a little extra cash on the side by selling your work. Submit essays, personal narratives, short stories, and the like to websites that pay for content, like XoJane, Jezebel, EFiction, The-Toast, The Rumpus, One Story, The Awl, The Hairpin, Thought Catalogue, etc etc etc. Don’t be afraid to pitch an article to Buzzfeed, Cracked, or some other viral clickbait article warehouse. Tumblr’s own writing maven Jayarrarr writes for Top5.com on the regular.
While you’re at it, ebookify your stories or that novel you have laying around (edit it first dammit) and throw it up on Kindle, Smashwords, Nook, Kobu, et al. If you have short work, pitch it to Amazon as a Kindle Single or Kindle Serial. You probably will not make a windfall shilling your stories, but you’ll get a little bit here and there, and who knows, maybe you’ll accidentally become the next Hugh Howey.
Don’t Spend Money to Make Money. Of course, in the bullshit “real world”, spending money is necessary. You need a nice interview suit to get a job; you need train fare to get to work. It blows. But when you’re looking for supplemental income, do not throw money at your problem.
Elance has a paid membership option, for example, that allows you to apply to more jobs and search in a variety of fields; unless you’re making Elance your full time work, do not fuck with that. Do not pay for access to paid surveys or secret shopper opportunities or writing jobs of any kind. Do not pay a vanity publisher to run your book (a publisher should pay you, or you should publish artisanally). For this same reason, I steer clear of writing contests with entry fees. They’re a gamble. You’re out to pad your wallet with a small, consistent bit of extra fluff, not to chase a windfall.
These methods have worked for me, and if you have the time and the need, they might help you out as well. I do not recommend any of these methods as a full-time income source, but they’re fun, stupid methods to make a little money in your downtime. Go forth and populate your Paypal account!
This is getting some reblog love, so I figured I’d make an update.
I still use mTurk as a data collection tool and to make money. I take the odd survey here and there, for between $0.50-$3.00 a pop. I’ve made over $200 on there to date.
I use Elance to get freelance writing work, statistical consulting jobs, and journal article editing gigs. I have done 22 “jobs” and made $1,300 to date. I use it sporadically when I have free time, and I still highly recommend it as an secondary income stream.
Sales of my ebooks are in the $30-40 range for the year. That may not sound like much, but hey — people (a few of them) are paying to read my garbage weird lady stories! That’s incredible.
So I still firmly stand my all these recommendations, especially if you are unemployed, a student, underemployed, or don’t have access to many formal job opportunities for whatever reason.
I also recommend FeaturePoints! It’s an iOS app you can download for free, and it rewards you in points for downloading other apps. You can later exchange the points for PayPal money, vouchers for Amazon, iTunes, Xbox and PlayStation. And if you use a friend’s referral code, they get a few points for every app you download too! (Mine is GR8478 if you wanna help a girl out ;D) I used it for a couple weeks and earned $20!
i need you opinion, i have been talking to this guy and hes pretty much perfect, tall, cute funny in a dark sarcastic kind of way, hes got dark ginger hair thats beautiful and hes really smart but also a massive nerd and i really like him. BUT he use to be obese or overweight or whatever and now he has LOADS of stretchmarks and scars from when he was around 15-18, hes 19 now and considered skinny but that really freaks me out and i dont wanna go out with him because of it. am i being shallow?
right now, i’m lost in a transition. the old is dead, and i don’t know what the new is. the only way to find the new is to start different things and see if there’s something that can come out of experimentation. it’s somewhat unsettling, but it’s a hopeful thing in a way. i’ve been here before, lots of times.
Have you ever watched a tv show and wanted something a character has worn? There’s a website called wornontv.net that finds the exact clothes and lists them with where to buy them for a bunch of different shows (just a few examples: teen wolf, pretty little liars, the vampire diaries and even doctor who)!
FREEDOM OF SPEECH MEANS THE GOVERNMENT CANT THROW YOU IN JAIL FOR VOICING YOUR OPINION IT DOES NOT MEAN YOUR PEERS CANNOT VIEW IT NEGATIVELY OR REPRIMAND YOU ON BEING A DICK IT DOES NOT MEAN YOUR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT IS OBLIGED TO PUT UP WITH YOU GIVING THEM A BAD NAME IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU GET TO BE OPPRESSIVE IN YOUR WORDS AND ACTIONS THEN CRY WHEN YOU ARE CALLED OUT ON IT NOW SHUT UP FUCK PLEASE AND THANK