perrymdoig:

Our pear cut collection by @bvla is officially stocked again!  We’re moving our collections over to all genuine stones, so these are packed with amazing gems; rubies, tanzanites, citrines, sapphires, onyx, tsavorite garnets, smokey quartz, and more. #finejewelry #goldslinger #legitbodyjewelry #bvla #bodyvision #appmember #safepiercing #rosegoldsf
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perrymdoig:

Our pear cut collection by @bvla is officially stocked again! We’re moving our collections over to all genuine stones, so these are packed with amazing gems; rubies, tanzanites, citrines, sapphires, onyx, tsavorite garnets, smokey quartz, and more. #finejewelry #goldslinger #legitbodyjewelry #bvla #bodyvision #appmember #safepiercing #rosegoldsf

neilaglet:

Sorry for the repeat but the other one was acting weird.

neilaglet:

Sorry for the repeat but the other one was acting weird.

allthingseurope:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (by Wolfgang.Grilz)

allthingseurope:

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic (by Wolfgang.Grilz)

nashavatar:

arrghhhh oh this is just tooooo cuteeeeeeee
—nashavatar

nashavatar:

arrghhhh oh this is just tooooo cuteeeeeeee

—nashavatar

amplitudeandexcursion:

there’s a DINOSAUR IN YOUR KITCHEN

amplitudeandexcursion:

there’s a DINOSAUR IN YOUR KITCHEN

akswatson:

attackonyolo:

I’m screaming this is my school’s homecoming ticket

Who let the weeb on the homecoming committee

akswatson:

attackonyolo:

I’m screaming this is my school’s homecoming ticket

Who let the weeb on the homecoming committee

burdge:

ok but an anime of this manga would destroy me [x]

typette:

vivzie-pop:

tomokotohomiko:

pugletto:

staarlady:

i’ve seen more posts of people being excited for Home than this movie, which made me upset because this movie comes out before Home does (not that i am saying that you shouldn’t praise Home as well). and as for Big Hero 6 (a movie that also comes out after the Book of Life) and the people saying that there is a lack of representation of Asians in media, i feel you. why? because there is a bigger lack of hispanics, and i agree Disney messed up, you be upset. but be happy for Hispanics as well because we finally got an animated movie representing us and our culture. so please go see this movie when it comes out.

that is all i ask.

im soexcited about this movie but i keep seeing this post and want to add that everyone should also keep in mind that dia de los muertos is specifically MEXICAN. la muerte (santa muerte) and a lot of what is being depicted is seen primarily in MEXICAN culture and should not be lumped together in its entirety as a “hispanic” thing.

I need to explain a little bit more about the cast, because seriously this is so cool:

The cast of characters in the movie is almost entirely Mexican, save for a few minor characters who (from what I can tell) aren’t relevant to the plot. The voice cast is ALL POC with like 3 exceptions, and most of the cast members are Mexican, meaning that this is a story being told by characters and by people who have a direct cultural connection to it. That’s huge.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE! GO SEE IT!

Hispanics need so much more representation then we get <3

Yayy culturesss <333

if your eyeballs haven’t exploded from the colours, save them for the movie

god I am so excited to see this film aaaaaahhh I saw the trailer IN A THEATER when I saw the Boxtrolls, and sdfgkjhh IT’S A THOUSAND TIMES PRETTIER IN A THEATER YOU GUYS IT’S HUGE, IT’S AMAZING

La Catrina is so.. beautiful…… so beautiful, she is made of candy… omg

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

theanticlimactic:

drtanner-sfw:

l0kasenna:

officialnatasharomanoff:

slecnaztemnot:

nmscares:

#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.
She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.
"No… They don’t, actually."
"And how do you communicate, then?"
"Talking?"
"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"
"It is, sometimes."
"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.
But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”
It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.
i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.
little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.

What the fuck kind of parenting is that? I’m appalled. 
Listen, man. If you’re going to be a parent, then that means you have to be prepared to pull your finger out and do things for them, even when it’s inconvenient for you. Your kid didn’t ask to be lumped in with you; you did that, and now you’re going to have to do everything you can to make that kid’s life as decent and balanced and good as you can possibly manage. That’s what being a parent means. Your kids don’t owe you shit. 
Now normally when I explain that it’s because someone is bitching and whining about having an ungrateful child who doesn’t want to do X, Y or Z with them or for them or who isn’t living up to expectations, like that child is indebted to them because they fulfilled the basic criteria of human decency by raising them with some semblance of compassion and care, but this? Horrendous. 
I’m sorry, does learning a new skill so that you can communicate with your child seem like it’s above and beyond somehow? Sorry, matey, but it isn’t. You’re a parent, this is your job. Pull your fucking socks up. 

Holy shit that’s fucked up

That is just terrible and must be so frustrating. I would have thought it would have been a given that parents learn some sign language if their child was deaf. If the help isn’t offered that is one thing but for a parent to reject the offer of classes wow just wow.
~Mercury

sailorsoldiersofjustice:

theanticlimactic:

drtanner-sfw:

l0kasenna:

officialnatasharomanoff:

slecnaztemnot:

nmscares:

#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares

This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.

She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.

"No… They don’t, actually."

"And how do you communicate, then?"

"Talking?"

"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"

"It is, sometimes."

"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.

But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”

It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.

i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.

i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.

little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.

I’m absolutely shocked at this, it’s never crossed my mind that many parents wouldn’t even try to meet their hard of hearing kids halfway.

What the fuck kind of parenting is that? I’m appalled. 

Listen, man. If you’re going to be a parent, then that means you have to be prepared to pull your finger out and do things for them, even when it’s inconvenient for you. Your kid didn’t ask to be lumped in with you; you did that, and now you’re going to have to do everything you can to make that kid’s life as decent and balanced and good as you can possibly manage. That’s what being a parent means. Your kids don’t owe you shit

Now normally when I explain that it’s because someone is bitching and whining about having an ungrateful child who doesn’t want to do X, Y or Z with them or for them or who isn’t living up to expectations, like that child is indebted to them because they fulfilled the basic criteria of human decency by raising them with some semblance of compassion and care, but this? Horrendous

I’m sorry, does learning a new skill so that you can communicate with your child seem like it’s above and beyond somehow? Sorry, matey, but it isn’t. You’re a parent, this is your job. Pull your fucking socks up. 

Holy shit that’s fucked up

That is just terrible and must be so frustrating. I would have thought it would have been a given that parents learn some sign language if their child was deaf. If the help isn’t offered that is one thing but for a parent to reject the offer of classes wow just wow.

~Mercury