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coonazz74 · 17 hours ago
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“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
— Deborah Reber
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coonazz74 · 23 hours ago
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What started your if I'm invited I go rule?
Honestly, nothing in particular. I just realized that when a friend invites me to go with them and do something, I remember those times when I look back. The things that I do on my own time--reading, cleaning, painting, working on projects--are memorable in their own ways, but often disconnected from time, just part of a continuum of activity that fills the spaces between events.
Rest is important; space for myself is important, but I find that it sort of happens without particular effort. Friendships take time; learning takes work; and trying new things is what makes life interesting, so when an opportunity to be with the people that matters to me comes up, I take it. Even if it means going to a sports game I don't care about, or doing something I think I may not enjoy. Often, if I go into things with an open mind and a refusal to have a bad time, I have fun even at things that I wouldn't enjoy alone.
All of which is to say that if my friends ask, yes, I will come over and help you load your cat in the carrier to get to the vet. I will help you design and mail out your wedding invitations while we watch Spy Kids 3D. I will drive two hours for full-contact laser tag. I will help you butcher hearts to feed to the eagles, and I will go with you to six flags and maybe get heatstroke while standing in line. Let's climb the old radio antenna in the marsh together. Yes, I will get on the plane to Abu Dhabi just because, and I will help you drive your car back from the other side of the country and then cut it in half so you can keep part of it in your apartment.
And yes, I will help you tear a house down with a sledgehammer. What else was I going to do, sit at home and scroll through tumblr?
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coonazz74 · 23 hours ago
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Excuse me sir. So rude to just drop an hourglass with no context 🧐🧐🧐
Good point.
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coonazz74 · 23 hours ago
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People hacking their lungs out around you and then being like ‘don’t worry it’s not covid’ like girl I don’t want whatever the fuck else it is you’ve got either!!
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coonazz74 · 23 hours ago
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as a nonbinary person doing a PhD in medieval lit (and partly on medieval werewolf texts) I am obligated to periodically share my favorite fun medieval fact with you all:
the first recorded use of singular 'they' in English comes from a fourteenth-century werewolf romance, William and the Werewolf (a translation of the earlier Old French romance Guillaume de Palerne)
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all werewolves are transgender sorry I don't make the rules
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coonazz74 · 23 hours ago
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coonazz74 · 23 hours ago
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for reference, regarding a human’s ability to fight a chimpanzee: i worked at a chimp sanctuary that had bears in the surrounding wildlife, and the safety manual lists “punching the bear in the snout” as a valid thing you could try if you had literally no other options left.
in the chimpanzee section, the only option presented was “try to remain conscious until someone with a gun shows up”
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coonazz74 · 23 hours ago
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Imagine a dragon at Antiques Roadshow, appraising its hoard
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coonazz74 · 23 hours ago
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coonazz74 · 23 hours ago
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Spinosaurus full combo attack animation by Jean Nguyen!
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coonazz74 · a day ago
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coonazz74 · a day ago
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Happy Petrov Day, everyone. To celebrate, try to follow his example and not end the world.
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coonazz74 · a day ago
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coonazz74 · a day ago
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Hunter by G-hamm via ImaginaryArchers
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coonazz74 · a day ago
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All rights reserved  by Margarita Calderó
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coonazz74 · a day ago
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people in fanfiction are so good at identifying v specific smells. I literally struggle to identify vanilla when I’m sniffing a candle labelled “VANILLA” how are these kids getting woodsmoke, rain, mint, and a whiff of byronic despair from a fuckin tshirt
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