So let me tell you about the shittiest parent on the motherfucking planet.
I work at a grocery store and this man comes in with his 11 year old son. He buys a pack a cigarettes and a two cases of beer. The son was holding a two dollar drawing pad and placed it on the belt and I guess the dad didn’t notice it at first but when I was about to scan the pad he asked where’d it have come from and turned towards the kid and asked “Did you put that shit up there?”. He told me to put it back and then told his 11 year old child that he “ain’t paying for that gay ass notebook.”. So I looked at the kid, who was close to tears and saying how he ran out of paper at home and my heart broke. So I gave the pad to him, for free, and told the dad I would take care of it. I gave the kid some tokens for a game outside and said I would look forward to buying some of his drawings and paintings when he’s all famous. He kids face was so priceless and I thought everything was good. But then, about 10 ten minutes after giving the kid his notebook, I walked outside and saw this. The drawing pad all ripped up and tossed on the pavement. I could only imagine what happened in the parking lot, but I know that that poor kid heart is fucking ripped apart, just like this pad.
I’m fucking horrified that there are parents like this, who, just because it’s not masculine or gender specificthey won’t let their children follow their true passions or explore interests that lead to their happiness. Even more so, I’m horrified that parents don’t care about the fine arts anymore because it doesn’t have job security. Since when did it ever matter to a child if their passion makes them money or not? Parenting is about supporting whatever makes your child happy. Have some fucking consideration for your child’s wants not your homophobic and anti-art ideals.
Everybody needs to see this
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I constantly go between being extremely anxious about all the things I have to do and literally not giving a shit. There is no in between, and it’s so exhausting and frustrating.
I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion and have differing views and whatnot but how the fuck do you not like dogs
DO YOU EVER WANNA TALK ABOUT A THING SO MUCH YOU’RE GONNA EXPLODE BUT NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR ABOUT THE THING SO YOU CAN’T AND JUST WOW! LET! ME! TALK! ABOUT! THE! THING!
Books with the “What If” theme* and books that feature a past and present story that connect!
**Two parallel stories that explore two different outcomes in one book.
Currently Reading: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
After so many people telling me how good it is, I’m finally starting. I have the whole series ready if/when I get obsessed.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. But can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? (Summary from: goodreads)
This book was a seriously touching story. I LOVED it. I loved everything about it. I’m not even kidding. I actually chose this book because of its cover, but ironically, the book was about not judging others by their appearances. Auggie’s strength really gave me power and made me sorta emotional. This book really shows the world through a different perspective. It was uplifting, beautiful, and just made me want to give every single character in the book a hug. I guess that’s kinda weird, but seriously, you won’t be able to but the book down once you start reading. I would recommend this book to anyone, even slightly younger students because of the powerful message that it holds.
Love Letters to the Dead is a story of a girl; a girl on a journey of loss, love, friendship, and finding herself. It starts off with an English class assignment: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel starts with one letter, then instead of handing it in, she continues writing. To Kurt Cobain. To Amy Winehouse. To Heath Ledger. She found a connection with these individuals, who were sometimes famously dead because of an early death… similar to how her own sister’s life had come to an end. With each letter, we as the reader, are allowed an insight to Laurel’s thoughts and story; with every chapter, there’s an inkling of something sad, something buried inside of Laurel, a secret that isn’t ready to be shared yet. A secret that has shaped her into who she is, and how she is dealing or isn’t dealing with the past and the current.
This book is beautiful. It’s the sort of beauty that is heartbreaking and lovely, all at the same time. I love the characters— Laurel & Sky, Natalie & Hannah, Tristan & Kristen. I love the story and insights and thoughts that each of the characters had. Everyone had a contribution, a role that they played in their circle of friendship. I love the stories of the dead that Laurel told; how she was able to find the beauty and the ugly in the life that these people had; how she was able to always find something new to share that added to her journey of coming to terms and finding herself.
I cried into the pages. I highlighted words. I reread favorite passages. Love Letters to the Dead is the tenth book I read this year, and it’s on track to being one of my 2014 favorites because of the way it makes me feel. It makes me feel understanding, love, wonder, and even though everything may not always go the way you imagined, there is always a way to be okay again.
- “I think a lot of people want to be someone, but we are scared that if we try, we won’t be as good as everyone imagined we could be.”
- "—the sort of story that ends like it’s supposed to, unlike the ones that haunt us as we grow up."
- "Sometimes we want our bodies to do a better job of showing the things that hurt us, the stories we keep hidden inside of us."
- "You can be noble and brave and beautiful and still find yourself falling."
Recommend? Yes. Add it to your to-read shelf on Goodreads and be sure to read it when it comes out next month!
Expected publication: April 1, 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
AUTHOR: Calia Read
PUBLICATION: Published February 15th 2014
GENRE: NA > Mystery/Romance/Contemporary
Blurb from Goodreads:
Six months ago, I was happy. I was simply Naomi Carradine.
One month ago, I was admitted into a psych ward.
Yesterday, Lachlan visited me. Kissed me. And told me that I’m starting to lose my mind.
Hours later, Max haunted my thoughts, reminding me I’m not crazy and that he needs my help.
A few minutes ago, I drifted further from reality, trying to unravel the past.
And now…everyone thinks I’m insane. But, I know he’s real, and I know he needs me.
Do you believe me?
(Author’s Note: Due to adult content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.)
”..just remember that even the purest of souls have darkness in them. It might be hard to spot. Perhaps they’ve perfected the art of covering it from the world. Or maybe it’s hidden in a dark corner of their mind. But it’s there. No one in this world is scar free..”
This book screwed my head. In a good way.
This book, even before it was out, was getting a lot of high praise so I was scared to read it. Maybe it’ll just disappoint me just like the other books out there. But Unravel didn’t disappoint. Even a bit.
The plot was breathtakingly amazing. The mystery behind what really happened to Naomi was so nail biting thrilling.
Naomi was such a great storyteller. This was told from her POV from both past and present.
The chemistry between Naomi and Lachlan was undeniable.
"He’s always been an extension of me and you cannot be that close to someone and expect your pain not to spread."
The secondary characters was all necessary. Seriously, you’ll be invested to every. single. character in this book. You’re going to hang on to everything they say.
There was moments that I thought I figured it all out. Then Naomi will reveal another secret from her past so that will put me back to zero.
This was an unforgettable read for me. Unravel will be the first story that will come out from my mouth if someone’s asking for a GOOD psychological thriller.
"God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please—you can never have both."