I think it might be a nice opportunity to explain myself here since I had some cool commentary on the reblogs of the individual pieces, so here’s my own personal explanation of this series.
I don’t mean to give bad connotations to sharks because really, they’re very beautiful and endangered creatures that are naturally curious and only attack when they’re provoked. A lot of people are scared of them and make them out to be these horrifying monsters when actually, it’s just a big misconception about their nature. I was like that too when I was younger until I learned how many of them we end up killing for their fins and how really, they aren’t a threat if people just left them alone. If people understood them better, maybe our overall views on them wouldn’t be so negative.
The thing is, that’s what anxiety is to me. Bad/irrational thoughts seem really scary at first because you don’t understand them and by panicking or trying to fight them off directly, you end up making them more aggressive till they grow massive and looming. Just like sharks sense panic and movement in the water and use that to target prey. But I’m trying really hard to look at my thoughts from another angle now - by accepting they’re there and refusing to freak out (i.e. just letting them come and go without amplifying them) and by trying to understand that it’s really only excess adrenaline and an overactive imagination, nothing more, they don’t seem so terrifying? Essentially like how I learned that sharks aren’t dangerous or life threatening if you don’t bother them. It’s not an easy lesson to train yourself to mentally re-evaluate your thoughts, but I’m getting there. So maybe I’ll continue working into this series a little more…
Recipes Inspired By Brownies
Concept Art Appreciation - Claire Keane - Rapunzel’s Dresses
Different concept art that was made for Rapunzel until they finally settled on what they wanted her to look like. It really makes me wish that they had used traditional animation for this film.
I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:
IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.
1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.
2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.
3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”
4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”
5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.
TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.
Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.
why on earth doesn’t this have more notes
I actually had to do this once. She lived.
if you scroll past this on your dash you are absolutely heartless.
Reblog this!! This can save somebody’s life!
do not scroll down.
1. Words-to-Use.com — A different kind of thesaurus.
2. OneLook.com — One quick dictionary search tool.
3. Vocabulary.com — The quickest, most intelligent way to improve your vocabulary.
4. ZenPen.io — A minimalist writing zone where you can block out all distractions.