ladyofthelabirinth

Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real? (c) | Sophia, any pronouns | jewish & agnostic | fictionkin | discourse blog: discourse-and-suffering | if you can't find my opinion on a discourse, chances are I don't have one.

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ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 1.8 hours ago
thetrippytrip: Do not leave disabled people out of your activism. They’re statistically very vulnerable and targeted.
ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 1.8 hours ago
wetwareproblem: adhighdefinition: you come into my house Me, sitting in bed trying to figure out where my food money is coming from today: I have never been so insulted-
ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 5.3 hours ago
nerdy-chocobo: pavusiing: kibbles-undbitches: mariagvogel: So I’ve seen the post he’s talking about around tumblr and twitter, but haven’t seen this on tumblr. I think it’s worth sharing. (Also remember: do *not* pet service dogs!) I know very little about service dogs. @pavusiing if you are in a place where this doesn’t require too much emotional labor, can you provide feedback for me on this? (Or anyone else with a service dog, Chels is just the only person I know) I’m not trying to elicit emotional labor, I just want to know, if people are in a place to offer me perspectives. I saw the original post and it seemed to make sense to me that the dog would be trained to fetch an adult. So I want to hear from other people, because only seeing two individual perspectives doesn’t tell me much. I’ve reblogged a couple things about this already (last night so no worries if you haven’t seen it) that are super important to read. @lumpatronics also addressed this on their own blog if anyone wants to take a peek. I have a lot of feelings about people in the sd community being the service dog police. I encourage anyone reading this to check out https://www.ada.gov/regs2010/service_animal_qa.html which is the concise Q&A the DOJ put out on service dog laws. THIS is all the correct info. Not what this guy says. This guy has so much misinformation about both the OP and the laws in the US regarding service dogs it’s infuriating. I can go through them one by one. 1. OP is not a teenager. She is a grown woman. And a man minimizing a woman’s she to discredit her is sexist as shit. 2. The dog started as a family dog that showed the temperament for service work and was then trained. This is a perfectly valid way to go about training a service dog. And it’s perfectly legal to do so in the United States. OP however is training their dog with the help of a trainer so his comment is irrelevant. 3. He is talking about service dogs as if his disability and his experience is the only one. There is no one way to be disabled and no one way to have a service dog. 4. Barking is not the only way that the dog can perform this task. There is no law regarding that. OP for example has bad sensory issues and cannot have a dog barking loudly next to her. 5. Going and getting help is a 100% valid task. It’s usually to someone the dog knows but it is okay and LEGAL for the dog to leave their human to go and get any other human for help. Just because this guy doesn’t like it doesn’t make it any less of a valid task. 6. This was in a grocery store. The dog was not a few blocks away. The dog went an aisle over. 7. The ADA requires that a service dog be under control. This could be voice control OR a leash. It is legal for a service dog to be off leash if the leash interferes with a person’s disability or tasks the dog is performing. So theoretically a person who does not have the dexterity to hold a leash could work their dog 100% off leash. If the dog is under voice control it is legal. In OPs case, the task of fetching someone would be hindered by a leash. The dog was under control because it was performing a trained task. Therefore this is legal. 8. Service dogs can be trained to ignore other humans but it’s COMPLETELY DEPENDANT ON THE DOG AND THE PERSONS DISABILITY. Cricket is very vigilant of her surroundings because I need her to be for my PTSD. 9. The only criteria that legally makes a service dog is that 1) the handler is disabled. 2) the dog is trained in ONE OR MORE tasks (meaning only one task is Okay) that mitigate their disability and 3) the dog is under control. That’s it. None of this other crap this guy stated is a law. It’s his personal opinions. His own experience having a service dog is not someone else’s and people are disabled differently than he is and he needs to back off basically. Right, I reblogged another version of this post forgetting that I’d read the dog is trained for another thing and is now being trained for this thing too
#service dogs
ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 5.5 hours ago
araniladin: greywaves24: metoo-3: littlegreyduck: hesaidsidhesaid: joeylucas: witchyrem-ains: cornerof5thandvermouth: lierdumoa: They were FORCED INTO CONCENTRATION CAMPS WTF LA TIMES thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis is how you normalize fascism WHAT THE FUCK the sentence after the highlighted part is even worse? “millions of americans were assigned far worse jobs” worse then being kicked out of your home, having all your possessions stolen, and forced into camps with horrible conditions like ANIMALS for YEARS What the FUCK …”assigned”. Uhhh… Now that’s some fucked-up doublespeak right there…. The fuck
ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 5.5 hours ago
alexander: glitchlich: riseofthecommonwoodpile: Just solid math here me to my professor after I failed my calculus final: “you forgot to add the 40% to account for liberal bias” LMAO WHAT
ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 5.7 hours ago
cumaeansibyl: voidbat: katdensetsu: redscudery: saunteringvaguelydownwards: decemberpaladin: sizvideos: Video I love how she almost drops it until she smells it and that flashbulb memory hits. “Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real … Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” ― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit Notice she says “who” it was and not “what” it was. Im crying sobbing and clutching my stuffed lion i have slept with nearly every night for 33 years. i can’t fathom being separated from him long enough to not recognize him on sight, but if you blindfolded me and held up things to smell, i’d know him just as quickly and as hard as she did. Video link is broken so here it is on YouTube, and I was already sniffling but then I saw this in the comments: “The teddy bear was given to Jessica’s mother as a baby shower gift. After a long life, the bear was no more than part of head and a torn apart body with no stuffing. After a month of research and scouring through 10,000 vintage teddy bears online, Jessica’s fiancee was finally able to obtain the missing pieces of the bear, and had have him brought back to life at the local Teddy Bear Hospital.“ So that’s why she didn’t recognize him – he’d been so damaged that they had to reconstruct him. And now I’m crying even harder.
ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 5.8 hours ago
odinsnotwearingmakeup: queerlove: reblog the gay frog in 30 seconds and you will meet the gay love of your life
ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 6.3 hours ago
sleepyyseraph: adamneilcallaby: oarv: “Going through day after day of excruciating work was almost unbearable. Jack Nicholson’s character had to be crazy and angry all the time. And in my character I had to cry 12 hours a day, all day long, the last nine months straight, five or six days a week. I was there a year and a month, and there must be something to Primal Scream therapy, because after the day was over and I’d cried for my 12 hours … After all that work, hardly anyone even criticized my performance in it, even to mention it, it seemed like. The reviews were all about Kubrick, like I wasn’t there.” - Shelly Duvall, December 1980 To give a little more perspective on just how horrific this film was, I need to give people some information: Since retiring from acting in 2002, Shelley Duvall has lived a reclusive and isolated life. However, in November of 2016, USA Today reported that she appeared to be suffering from mental illness. And then later that month, to an incredible amount of hype, Shelley appeared on the Dr. Phil show where she basically looked unrecognisable, seemed delusional and talked about people trying to kill her. The episode basically confirmed there rumours. You can find videos/clips of the interview on youtube, however I won’t link it because it’s upsetting and disrespectful. After the interview aired, Vivian Kubrick, daughter of The Shining director Stanley Kubrick, described the interview as “exploitative entertainment” and “appallingly cruel”. The show then received a lot of backlash (rightly so) and a number of other chat shows started discussing it (again, there’s some videos of these on youtube) Now, how does this all connect to The Shining, you ask? To quote Wikipedia: “Jack Nicholson states in the documentary Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures, that Kubrick was great to work with but that he was “a different director” with Duvall. Because of Kubrick’s methodical nature, principal photography took a year to complete. Kubrick and Duvall argued frequently, although Duvall later said she learned more from working with Kubrick on The Shining than she did on all her earlier films. In order to give The Shining the psychological horror it needed, director Stanley Kubrick antagonised his actors. The film’s script was changed so often that Nicholson stopped reading each draft. Kubrick intentionally isolated Duvall and argued with her often. Duvall was forced to perform the iconic and exhausting baseball bat scene 127 times. Afterwards, Duvall presented Kubrick with clumps of hair that had fallen out due to the extreme stress of filming.” One year of solid filming. She had to cry, panic and be scared for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, nine months straight. She was isolated and antagonised by the director. She had to perform the baseball bat scene 127 times in a row (that’s her crying and screaming, and Jack Nicholson being hit) And to top it all of, Jack and Kubrick get all the attention while she gets ignored? From my own personal experience of mental illness, being exposed to feelings of fear and distress for prolonged periods of time can cause the brain to learn and expect it. I’m not saying that filming The Shining caused Shelley Duvall to develop mental illness, I am stating that whether the movie brought out an existing condition, or prepared the bed for something to eventually develop, filming The Shining has a direct correlation with Shelley Duvall suffering from mental illness. Next time you watch the movie, bare that in mind. It’s much sadder. Side note: Three years prior to filming, her partner of two years, Paul Simon, walked off with her friend Carrie Fisher, after she introduced the two. So there’s that too. Far too many directors love/loved tormenting their lead actresses. Hitchcock, Lars von Trier, David O. Russell, Bertolucci, Abdellatif Kechiche, and many more. What’s especially insulting to Duvall is that not only was she subjected to this treatment, but her performance has been largely unappreciated and even often ridiculed.
ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 6.8 hours ago
violabeatriceophelia: Here’s a picture of the new color logo that I edited into a lock screen. Sorry, couldn’t find a better quality version of it.
#va #jjba
ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 12.5 hours ago
prismatic-bell: antyc67: petermorwood: justhere4coffee: amphiaria: amphiaria: this is the most sophisticated phishing e-mail I have ever received and if they had sized the logo correctly and actually proofread the fucking thing I probably would’ve clicked that button actually please reblog this because someone else got it too. do not click on the links in this e-mail if you get one like it, just forward it to spoof@paypal.com and delete it “Review Your’s Accounts” was a big hint, but there was one glaring mistake, even bigger than the wrongly-sized logo, and it’s one that can never be fixed by scammers: Top tip - Paypal, and indeed almost every legitimate business you have email contact with, will always use your name rather than a generic honorific like “client” or “Sir/Madam”. If it doesn’t say your name anywhere in the message, do not trust it. First thought: Ho-ho, that clunky English is a dead giveaway. Second thought: If English wasn’t my first language would I notice the clunks? As @justhere4coffee points out, real business contacts address you by the name you gave them when you signed up (and it wasn’t Sir/Madam Client, was it…?) Here’s another tip: When you hover your cursor over a click-button, the destination URL will appear on a pop-up or at the bottom of the screen. Know what the correct one should be. If the email pop-up is different, it’s a fake. (If you don’t know the correct URL for PayPal, eBay, Amazon or wherever the email claims to come from, find out.) If you’re thinking ” why am I seeing this? I haven’t used PayPal / eBay / Amazon in weeks”, check your account information on the actual business website. Finally, forget the “I hit reblog SO FAST” stuff. Think before you click, especially if an unexpected email has ominous phrases like: “please respond within 24 hours or…”, “penalties may be incurred if…” That’s very, very dodgy. A legitimate business email works by calendar, not by stopwatch. Very important! Some phishing emails have caught on to the “don’t use Dear Sir/Ma’am” thing, and will simply not have a greeting. If you get one of these, HOLD ONTO IT. Call the 1-800 number for the service provider–you can find this by typing “[service provider] 1800 customer service” into the search engine of your choice (for example, if I had to call my bank, it’d be “wells fargo 1800 customer service”). When you get a human on the phone, say this: “Hi, my name is [name]. I got an email that claims to be from you guys, but I’m pretty sure it’s a scam, and I want to make sure my account is secure.” Now, here’s why you held onto the email! The rep may ask you to read off the email, or provide the address it came from, or forward it to the customer service department, or a combination of the above. As a rule, your account is perfectly safe as long as you didn’t click anything–but making this phone call will also help the company to track down phishers and scammers to keep others safe.
ladyofthelabirinth
Posted: 12.5 hours ago
bogleech: bogleech: four citizens with the bravery to stand up to the kind of fucker who not only wears a swastika in public but continues attempting to heil hitler even while getting a righteous beatdown You know, a lot of people are saying “racists have to be exempt from tolerance,” and I know what they mean, but, people should probably stop wording it that way, because that NEVER WAS what “tolerance” meant. As a social concept, “tolerance” only ever referred to mutual (MUTUAL!!!!!!) respect between different races, sexual orientations and religious faiths so long as they didn’t harm each other. It was the idea that if someone’s identity or beliefs don’t affect you, you need to live and let live. It never extended to political ideologies or personal opinions in the first place, so every time the radical right starts with this “OH, how TOLERANT of you” crap, they’re trying to redefine tolerance in such a way that they can then accuse their opponents of somehow betraying it or being hypocritical. And it’s really a shame that I see a lot of liberals give credit to that redefinition by actually writing articles like “here’s why tolerance shouldn’t extend to racists!” It never did, at all, and never could have, so we really don’t need to be debating it that way. There is no conundrum!