21 Sep 2014 11:49 | 1 note | Reblog

Some thoughts on Self-harm, Animals and Bruises

It always amazed me how people just don’t see abuse or self-harm. It’s not that they are ignoring it, it just completely escapes their notice. I’ve never had to explain a bruise or hide a cut, because no one ever noticed them. I think that the fact that I refused to cover them up made people assume they meant nothing. Even my boyfriend, who has seen in various stages of undress for the past 2 years, has never noticed the scars unless I pointed them out. He was horrified when I did, and apologized for never noticing. I don’t blame him. People are naturally blind to what they can’t handle.

And it’s not just me. When I meet new people, I sometimes notice the scars on their arms, and when I speak about it with our mutual friends, they are shocked speechless because truly, they never saw it. What I mean is that if you haven’t been through abuse or self-harm, it is hard to notice even the most obvious signals in other people.

Except for animals, that is. I don’t know if it is some feral sense humans have lost over time, or if its just me, but animals always seem to notice when I am in distress. My rabbit always licks my wrists, almost as if she is trying to heal the scars herself. I never taught her this, but whenever I feel the urge, she hops on my lap and starts caring. Its a wonderful way to feel alive and needed. Another example is the fact that whenever I have been or have harmed myself, dogs and cats alike seem drawn to me. They don’t know what’s going on, but they can get frantic if I don’t pat them back.

I’m feeling better nowadays, and am mostly free from the choke hold of depression. But that doesn’t mean I don’t see these same things happen with other people.

Sorry for the long rant, sometimes these thoughts just need to get out of my head. :D

21 Sep 2014 09:56 | 46,792 notes | Reblog

boobslyn:

I need one

20 Sep 2014 23:48 | 221,059 notes | Reblog

stickysheep:

onlylolgifs:

Accidentally hurting someone vs. accidentally hurting an animal

same

20 Sep 2014 23:37 | 4,460 notes | Reblog
narysujmicos:

Finished watching yesterday.
I need to practice my traditional skills… i’ve fallen behind on trad so much…
I’m so happy i’ll be out of this place in a month, internet connection drives me NUTS.

narysujmicos:

Finished watching yesterday.

I need to practice my traditional skills… i’ve fallen behind on trad so much…

I’m so happy i’ll be out of this place in a month, internet connection drives me NUTS.

20 Sep 2014 13:29 | 131 notes | Reblog
flamiekitten:

Dragon Boy by SlateDragon
Fanart for an incredible fanfiction, Nightfall by Le’letha

"20 years after Chief Stoick’s wife and son were lost in a dragon raid, the Vikings of Berk shoot down a Night Fury…and its rider, a feral youth who believes he is a dragon."

flamiekitten:

Dragon Boy by SlateDragon

Fanart for an incredible fanfiction, Nightfall by Le’letha

"20 years after Chief Stoick’s wife and son were lost in a dragon raid, the Vikings of Berk shoot down a Night Fury…and its rider, a feral youth who believes he is a dragon."

19 Sep 2014 14:04 | 2,346 notes | Reblog

makanidotdot:

might as well post where that tenzin sketch was from

what if the season didn’t open with bumi discovering his bending.  what if he thought his last few shoreleaves were a little too fruitful

19 Sep 2014 13:52 | 1,080 notes | Reblog
iahfy:

sketch practice on my galaxy tablet
I don’t understand these drawing apps ugh

iahfy:

sketch practice on my galaxy tablet

I don’t understand these drawing apps ugh

19 Sep 2014 13:52 | 395 notes | Reblog

When I was a boy, my father, Avatar Aang, told me the story of how he and his friends heroically ended the Hundred Year War.

19 Sep 2014 13:23 | 58 notes | Reblog

elfpen:

Headcanon that during future Snoggletog seasons, when all the baby dragons are hatching, Toothless becomes very nannying of Hiccup and Astrid’s children, because with no other night furies, he’ll never be able to look after his own.