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SLYTHERIN APPRECIATION WEEK → day four » favourite slytherin trait
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I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?”

tessanetting:

nodaybuttodaytodefygravity:

sasstiel-sassbutt:

DID HE JUST

QUOTE

MOTHERFUCKING STARKID

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Oh, he quoted Starkid

and he did it

for Joe Moses

MY OTP!!!!!!

dimpleforyourthoughts:

THE THING THAT UPSETS ME THE MOST ABOUT JENSEN ACKLES IS THE FACT THAT WE LITERALLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT WHAT HE DOES IN HIS FREE TIME BECAUSE HE’S NOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA BUT NOW THAT HE’S ON TWITTER WILLINGLY TWEETING SELFIES BOUT JAM SESSIONS AT 3 AM LIKE ITS A WHOLE OTHER SIDE OF HIM AND IM NOT O K A Y

balistarius:

Hogsmeade Station and Hogwarts castle, concept art by Andrew Williamson

balistarius:

Hogsmeade Station and Hogwarts castle, concept art by Andrew Williamson

lucidlecter:

i-dislike-tea:

kimpossibooty:

People don’t appreciate enough that Hogwarts had a giant squid in the lake. Not another magical beast. Not even a normal squid with magical properties. They just had a straight up giant squid in the lake and everyone was cool about it.

How did it even get there

Hagrid, probably