reached 100 followers today.  thanks! :)  i’m glad you at least vaguely care.  Time for celebratory hot chocolate! see you again soon. 

reached 100 followers today.  thanks! :)  i’m glad you at least vaguely care.  Time for celebratory hot chocolate! see you again soon. 

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russellbrowe: shout out to all my followers struggling with their eating during the holidays,  to everybody with unsupportive families, to everybody feeling weak, to everybody wanting to lock themselves in their room all night, to everybody anxious and panicked and feeling guilty while the people around them are enjoying themselves; you’re all so important to me and I hope this holiday season you can remember that you’re human and deserving of love no matter what (Source: firelordrita, via arizona-ice)

russellbrowe:

shout out to all my followers struggling with their eating during the holidays,  to everybody with unsupportive families, to everybody feeling weak, to everybody wanting to lock themselves in their room all night, to everybody anxious and panicked and feeling guilty while the people around them are enjoying themselves; you’re all so important to me and I hope this holiday season you can remember that you’re human and deserving of love no matter what

(Source: firelordrita, via arizona-ice)

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Lion: AGGGGGGGHHHHH
YOU HAVE VANQUISHED ME, MIGHTY BEAST
Cub: DAD STOP
Lion: EVERYTHING…GOING…DARK
Cub: DAD OH MY GOD
Lion: REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE…
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Outtake for Emma’s protest against Turkish Deputy Prime Minister’s comment! ‘All women to stop laughing in public!’
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anoccupiedshell said: Hey Connor, first things first (I'm the realest- sorry) I really love your videos. Second, I just read your tweet saying you were just a screw up and you put pressure on yourself to be more, and I was just thinking isn't that kind of a good thing? Like, don't you want to be better and push yourself to talk about big problems so that you can make an impact? You know, as long as it's good pressure, not negative. Anyway, have a good day! aconnormanning: I think the problem arises when I start pushing myself too hard, especially when I’m not okay. People will say things like I’m their “inspiration” and the word starts to feel really heavy and scary. Then I start making videos based not on what I’m feeling, but on what I think will reach the most people. I don’t think I’m doing that, but I feel myself getting there. I have not been okay this week, what with the YouTube Community being a mess with more sexual assault allegations, my dog dying, and my depression flaring up. My default mode is to give. When people come to me in their time of need/crisis, I want to help. Always. The only problem is that when I’m like this, I can’t do that effectively, and when I’m not okay, I start to get all used up. I’m also terrible at handling online criticism, and inevitably what happens when I make videos like “How to be an Ally,” “Girly is not an Insult,” and “Your Fave is Problematic,” where I tackle an issue that gets people fired up, I feel like a complete shell of a person, like my heart is getting punched over and over again. I’m just tired. I’m really tired. I’m not okay, and I want to get okay again. And I want to make videos that reflect that instead of forcing out this, while honest and real, exaggerated façade of happiness and sheer positivity. This was a ramble, and I apologize that you had to bear the brunt of this feels assault. I’m gonna be okay. I assure all of you that. I’ll get there. This happens from time to time, and it’s happening right now. But I’ve got a 100% success rate of getting through these, so I like my chances.

anoccupiedshell said: Hey Connor, first things first (I'm the realest- sorry) I really love your videos. Second, I just read your tweet saying you were just a screw up and you put pressure on yourself to be more, and I was just thinking isn't that kind of a good thing? Like, don't you want to be better and push yourself to talk about big problems so that you can make an impact? You know, as long as it's good pressure, not negative. Anyway, have a good day!

aconnormanning:

I think the problem arises when I start pushing myself too hard, especially when I’m not okay. People will say things like I’m their “inspiration” and the word starts to feel really heavy and scary. Then I start making videos based not on what I’m feeling, but on what I think will reach the most people. I don’t think I’m doing that, but I feel myself getting there. I have not been okay this week, what with the YouTube Community being a mess with more sexual assault allegations, my dog dying, and my depression flaring up. My default mode is to give. When people come to me in their time of need/crisis, I want to help. Always. The only problem is that when I’m like this, I can’t do that effectively, and when I’m not okay, I start to get all used up. I’m also terrible at handling online criticism, and inevitably what happens when I make videos like “How to be an Ally,” “Girly is not an Insult,” and “Your Fave is Problematic,” where I tackle an issue that gets people fired up, I feel like a complete shell of a person, like my heart is getting punched over and over again.

I’m just tired. I’m really tired. I’m not okay, and I want to get okay again. And I want to make videos that reflect that instead of forcing out this, while honest and real, exaggerated façade of happiness and sheer positivity.

This was a ramble, and I apologize that you had to bear the brunt of this feels assault.

I’m gonna be okay. I assure all of you that. I’ll get there. This happens from time to time, and it’s happening right now. But I’ve got a 100% success rate of getting through these, so I like my chances.

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destructionandmurder: Swedish woman finds 2,000-year-old gold ring - The Local paprikapotts: barbaricyip: motherfuckingnazgul: shireen-baratheon: A woman was left gobsmacked when she learned the gold ring she stumbled across in a field was 2,000 years old. #THERE ARE LITERALLY THREE MOVIES AND A HUGE-ASS BOOK EXPLAINING WHY KEEPING IT IS A BAD IDEA "…it felt like a gift from the underworld," Lundin told The Local. "It was my magnificent ring. I didn’t want to give it up." O_O (via aconnormanning)

destructionandmurder:

Swedish woman finds 2,000-year-old gold ring - The Local

paprikapotts:

barbaricyip:

motherfuckingnazgul:

shireen-baratheon:

#THERE ARE LITERALLY THREE MOVIES AND A HUGE-ASS BOOK EXPLAINING WHY KEEPING IT IS A BAD IDEA

"…it felt like a gift from the underworld," Lundin told The Local. "It was my magnificent ring. I didn’t want to give it up."

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ultrafacts:

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Capone prided himself as a man with style. If he ever killed someone himself, or one of his henchmen killed an important person, hundreds of dollars worth of flowers was sent to the funeral. In one fight between Capone’s men and another gang, an innocent woman was shot, not fatally, and required hospital treatment. Capone personally paid for all the hospital fees. He also would pay for all children’s hospital bills when he visited.

true gangsters

Not to romanticize gang violence, but why are old time street gangsters more honorable than the current shitty politicians and capitalists of this country?

that is an alarmingly accurate point you’ve just made.
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Anonymous said: I've lost everyone I cared about and I don't know what to do, I feel really alone and I just want someone to talk to but there isn't anyone:( christiannovelli: Ahhh yes, that is a familiar feeling !!! I am sorry you are experiencing that!!! HERES THE THING however, sometimes it is just that, a feeling. Losing one person can feel like you;ve lost everyone. Everyone else feels invisible or insignificant, not in a hurtful way, in a way you cannot help. I can’t say 4 sure, but I am willing to bet there are ppl in your life that care about you and would love 2 talk. Don’t discount them !!! Also remember that loss is a part of life. A sad part, but occasionally a blossoming part, in terms of friendships and such. Loss from death is a terrible thing, but again, it is part of life. You can’t control it and you have to not let it stop you from living yourself. There will always be ppl that feel like family, whether they are your blood related family or not. If you don’t have those ppl now, they will almost definitely enter your life at some point. Everything works in cycles and everything comes & goes. Losing friends can be for the best, oddly. If someone is willing to give up their friendship with you, they were probably not meant to be there at all. I do not talk to a single friend that I had during school, and those friendships were never truly good anyway. It just felt like all I had. If you think it is worth saving a friendship and that it can be fixed, talk to them & they will most likely understand and try again!!! BUT ALSO dont forget you are surrounded by people. Billions of them everywhere!!! It is insane how many people exist. Go to local events, art shows if ur into that, concerts, anything really. Talk to interesting people at school if you go to school. Push yourself to be outgoing and it’ll do alot for you. I know it sounds too simple, but it really is the difference between taking action or holding back. It’s a simple but scary step. I promise you are not going to feel like this for your entire life, but you can also speed up the process. There are also lots of people on the internet that are willing to talk to you I bet !! Just be careful and safe with who you talk to!! And dont spend too much time online either because it’s bad. It is nice to chat with ppl briefly though, at least to have some interaction. You can always type to me on here, although I might not be able to answer consistently, some ppl find it helps to just have someone reading or listening. A journal or creative project can act in the same way!!! Translate your words and thoughts into an expression!! You should find a method to be content without relying on any other humans!! There are also hotlines that can help you and can be easily accessed on google!! You do not need to be silenced! Continuity is important, just keep trying and you are going to find something you care about, and friends, and valuable experiences. Do not allow yourself to get trapped or consumed by a dark emotion!! It is not as bad as you might believe currently. I dont mean that to trivialize your problem, but I mean that your viewpoint determines alot, and if you make the decision that things are bad, it can prevent you from seeing when they change !!! Anyways yes thx so much for asking god bless best wishes 2k14

Anonymous said: I've lost everyone I cared about and I don't know what to do, I feel really alone and I just want someone to talk to but there isn't anyone:(

christiannovelli:

Ahhh yes, that is a familiar feeling !!! I am sorry you are experiencing that!!! HERES THE THING however, sometimes it is just that, a feeling. Losing one person can feel like you;ve lost everyone. Everyone else feels invisible or insignificant, not in a hurtful way, in a way you cannot help. I can’t say 4 sure, but I am willing to bet there are ppl in your life that care about you and would love 2 talk. Don’t discount them !!! Also remember that loss is a part of life. A sad part, but occasionally a blossoming part, in terms of friendships and such. Loss from death is a terrible thing, but again, it is part of life. You can’t control it and you have to not let it stop you from living yourself. There will always be ppl that feel like family, whether they are your blood related family or not. If you don’t have those ppl now, they will almost definitely enter your life at some point. Everything works in cycles and everything comes & goes. Losing friends can be for the best, oddly. If someone is willing to give up their friendship with you, they were probably not meant to be there at all. I do not talk to a single friend that I had during school, and those friendships were never truly good anyway. It just felt like all I had. If you think it is worth saving a friendship and that it can be fixed, talk to them & they will most likely understand and try again!!! BUT ALSO dont forget you are surrounded by people. Billions of them everywhere!!! It is insane how many people exist. Go to local events, art shows if ur into that, concerts, anything really. Talk to interesting people at school if you go to school. Push yourself to be outgoing and it’ll do alot for you. I know it sounds too simple, but it really is the difference between taking action or holding back. It’s a simple but scary step. I promise you are not going to feel like this for your entire life, but you can also speed up the process. There are also lots of people on the internet that are willing to talk to you I bet !! Just be careful and safe with who you talk to!! And dont spend too much time online either because it’s bad. It is nice to chat with ppl briefly though, at least to have some interaction. You can always type to me on here, although I might not be able to answer consistently, some ppl find it helps to just have someone reading or listening. A journal or creative project can act in the same way!!! Translate your words and thoughts into an expression!! You should find a method to be content without relying on any other humans!! There are also hotlines that can help you and can be easily accessed on google!! You do not need to be silenced! Continuity is important, just keep trying and you are going to find something you care about, and friends, and valuable experiences. Do not allow yourself to get trapped or consumed by a dark emotion!! It is not as bad as you might believe currently. I dont mean that to trivialize your problem, but I mean that your viewpoint determines alot, and if you make the decision that things are bad, it can prevent you from seeing when they change !!! Anyways yes thx so much for asking god bless best wishes 2k14

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