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14 Jul 15:35

Embroidered Animations

by swissmiss

Embroidered Zoetrope from Elliot Schultz on Vimeo.

Zoetropes is a pre-film animation technique that relies on a rotating sequence of images or objects that’s photographed or displayed with a strobe light to create the illusion of motion. For his degree project at the ANU School of Art in Australia, digital artist Elliot Schultz devised his own method: the Embroidered Zoetrope.

03 Jul 00:54


by shepherdsnotsheep






These are all iPhone apps. I have no idea which are available on other phones.

Give some comfort and get some comfort..

  • comfort spot 

Meditation is so healthy for you. No matter who you are. I can’t sleep unless there’s a guided meditation playing.

  • GPS4Soul
  • Headspace
  • Calm
  • Relax & Rest
  • Take a Break
  • Anxiety Free
  • Breathe2Relax
  • Relax Lite
  • Smiling Mind
  • The Quiet Place

Noise machines for those nights that you can’t hear anything but your mind..

  • Sleep Pillow
  • Relax Melodies

Journaling apps for on the go feelings that won’t leave you alone

  • Mood Journal
  • GratitudeDiary
  • TherapyBuddy
  • Everyday

PTSD patients

  • Reach Out
  • PTSD Coach

Mood Trackers that actually work and don’t suck like most

  • Optimism
  • Rise Up

For when you’re so anxious you can’t make eye contact with anyone. (trust me I get it.)

  • MindShift
  • Thisissand

When suicidal thoughts are strong, but you can’t seem to tell anyone for find any help.

  • ReliefLink
  • Hello Cruel World
  • Ask

Positive affirmations/reminders you’re amazing

  • Daily Recovery
  • Inspirations
  • Today’s Step
  • Affirmations
  • Flatter Me!

I hope this helps at least one person.. I know it sure as hell helps me. I’m sorry you’re struggling. I love you.

I love you guys!
I want you all to feel loved and safe!

thank you SO MUCH for this .
ive battled suicidal thoughts and anxiety for so long but im too prideful to tell my mom or talk to anyone About it , i downloaded a couple of these so thank you i hope they help ..


22 Jul 23:05

anniesmovingcastle: listhacks: Anxiety Attack Hacks - If you...



Anxiety Attack Hacks - If you like this list follow ListHacks for more

22 Jul 16:25

Brookland Hardware Closing at the End of the Month

by Prince Of Petworth

3501 12th Street, NE via Brookland True Value Hardware & Rental

From a press release:

“Anne Stom, owner of Annie’s Ace Hardware, announces that Howard Politzer will be joining Annie’s Ace Hardware as a Senior Adviser to Annie’s newest retail location at 3405 8th Street NE in Brookland/Edgewood. After 40 years in the retail hardware business in Brookland, Howard will hold a retirement and liquidation sale starting Thursday, July 23 at Brookland Hardware, 3501 12th Street NE. All inventory will be sold at deep discounts. After the transition, Howard will join the Ace team, bringing generations of knowledge and trust with him.

Howard has served both the Capitol Hill and Brookland communities during his tenure, and he comes from a long line of hardware store operators that includes his father, uncle and grandfather. In 2007, Howard received the Legacy Award from the Washington, DC Hall of Fame in recognition of his service to the city’s residents and for his contributions to the District’s growth and development. Additionally, Brookland Hardware has been hailed as the “Best Hardware Store” by Washington City Paper. “Howard is an institution. The neighbors genuinely trust him and his staff, and we are honored to be working side-by-side with him in this new chapter for both of our businesses,” lauds Anne Stom, owner of Annie’s Ace Hardware. Annie’s Ace will also be hiring Howard’s employees to honor the deep connections they have to the neighborhood.

An event is planned for Saturday, August 1 from 11am-1pm at Brookland True Value Hardware to celebrate and honor Howard Politzer’s legacy. Brookland True Value is open from 8am to 7pm Monday through Saturday. Invited guests include Mayor Muriel Bowser, DC Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie, and John Feeley, Jr. and Rosie Dempsey, authors of Brookland (Images of America) (2011, Arcadia Publishing).

The new Annie’s Ace Hardware anticipates a late fall opening in 2015. Annie’s Hardware-Brookland will be the second location for the popular neighborhood hardware store. The first location opened in the Petworth neighborhood to rousing success in 2012. “Our mission is to provide customers with convenience combined with superior service through one-on-one expert advice and assistance,” said Stom, “which is something that both Howard and I are committed to continuing in Brookland.”

The new 7,400 square-foot Annie’s Hardware-Brookland store will be packed with thousands of essential products and supplies from the most respected brand names and best-selling items in the home improvement marketplace, including Benjamin Moore paints, Weber grills, Mrs. Myer’s earth-friendly cleaning products, a complete line of canning supplies, Craftsman tools, and other premium products. Annie’s Hardware-Brookland will also offer many of the same services neighbors expect from Brookland Hardware, such as key cutting, screen repair, glass and Plexiglas cutting, and propane exchange. For the neighborhood’s active gardening community, the store will also include a 1,000 square-foot garden center, which will feature plants native to the region.

Thomas Vedrody, the current Manager of the Annie’s Hardware-Petworth, will manage and co-own the new store. “I look forward to working with our new community to meet their needs, and I’m excited to continue our practice of hiring local residents from the neighborhood,” Vedrody explained.”

23 Jul 20:10

Brookland True Value Hardware will Stay Open until Everything is Gone

by Prince Of Petworth

3501 12th Street, NE via Brookland True Value Hardware & Rental

The owners Brookland True Value Hardware clarify the closing date (not the end of the month):

“The sale announced on the flyer sent out to the neighborhood actually says,
This is your invitation to come to our special Retirement Sale Thursday, July 23, through
Wednesday, July 29th, one week prior to our media advertising
. This gives the
neighbors surrounding the store the first opportunity to get the deals at the start of the sale.
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING! This sale will go on “for the duration,” until everything is gone! Weeks! Our store is very, very full of everything! And, there will be big discounts! And, there will be prizes! The neighborhood flyer included a prize sign-up at the bottom to bring in to the store.

And, if someone lives outside that flyer distribution area, they can come in and sign up for the prize drawing anyway!”

25 Jun 15:00

Nido opens in Woodridge Tonight – Looks Amazing

by Prince Of Petworth

2214 Rhode Island Avenue, NE

Another eagerly anticipated opening – Nido – opens tonight!

“Our two-level, 80-seat restaurant serves eclectic Mediterranean cuisine.
The space and the menu are inspired by co-owner Erin Lingle’s time spent abroad, and aims to create ‘a place to sit down’ to snack and imbibe with family, friends, and neighbors.

Dinner 5:30-10:30pm Tuesday-Sunday
Bar open until 12am Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday, 1am Friday & Saturday Weekend brunch service coming soon”


Photos courtesy Nido and you can see their opening menu here:

Final Menu (PDF)

24 Jun 17:00

Opening Alert: Nido is Serving Up Baby Clams and Baby Zucchini, Starting Tonight

by Missy Frederick

The restaurant is from Karlos Leopold & Erin Lingle.

It's soft opening night for Nido, the new restaurant from Karlos Leopold and Erin Lingle (Boundary Road) debuting in Woodridge.

The menu features Mediterranean-leaning dishes like cod with romanesco sauce, braised pork shoulder over patatas bravas and linguine with seared chicken liver. The chef is Aaron Wright.

The grand opening is scheduled for Thursday.

Nido [Photo: Facebook]

Nido [Photo: Facebook]

Nido, 2214 Rhode Island Ave., website

15 Jul 19:49


14 Jul 00:54

the-nylon-swish:@whatkatiediduk bullet bra and Morticia corset,...


@whatkatiediduk bullet bra and Morticia corset, Revival Lingerie knickers and 14 strap suspender belt and vintage white fully-fashioned stockings. All this for a standard day at the office. Why not?? #vintage #bulletbra #whatkatiedid #corset #TheNylonSwish

13 Jul 06:10

ekarusryndren: anotherfirebender: m1ssred: chemical...




chemical reaction

*how to spawn demons: a beginner’s guide to chemistry


12 Jul 18:58

bearinbootes: banquos–ghost: savvy-v: Hydantia Amplustre- my...




Hydantia Amplustre- my favorite Nudibranch

it smol and has whiskers and does its best

So cute! fluiditylife

sare: omggggg it true it me it me it me

22 May 11:07



I need this dress in my life.

25 May 15:06



Love the juxtaposition

26 May 15:50

What is Gaslighting?


Fortunately Ive never been through this but this is the best description ive ever read.



Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse where the abuser manipulates situations repeatedly to trick the victim into distrusting his or her own memory and perceptions. Gaslighting is an insidious form of abuse. It makes victims question the very instincts that they have counted on their whole lives, making them unsure of anything. Gaslighting makes it very likely that victims will believe whatever their abusers tell them regardless as to their own experience of the situation. Gaslighting often precedes other types of emotional and physical abuse because the victim of gaslighting is more likely to remain in other abusive situations as well.

The term “gaslighting” comes from the 1938 British play “Gas Light” wherein a husband attempts to drive his wife crazy using a variety of tricks causing her to question her own perceptions and sanity. Gas Light was made into a movie both in 1940 and 1944.

Gaslighting Techniques and Examples

There are numerous gaslighting techniques which can make gaslighting more difficult to identify. Gaslighting techniques are used to hide truths that the abuser doesn’t want the victim to realize. Gaslighting abuse can be perpetrated by either women or men.

“Withholding” is one gaslighting technique where the abuser feigns a lack of understanding, refuses to listen and declines sharing his emotions. Gaslighting examples of this would be:1

  • “I’m not listening to that crap again tonight.”
  • “You’re just trying to confuse me.”

Another gaslighting technique is “countering,” where an abuser will vehemently call into question a victim’s memory in spite of the victim having remembered things correctly.

  • “Think about when you didn’t remember things correctly last time.”
  • “You thought that last time and you were wrong.”

These techniques throw the victim off the intended subject matter and make them question their own motivations and perceptions rather than the issue at hand.

It is then that the abuser will start to question the experiences, thoughts and opinions more globally through statements said in anger like:

  • “You see everything in the most negative way.”
  • “Well you obviously never believed in me then.”
  • “You have an overactive imagination.”

“Blocking” and “diverting” are gaslighting techniques whereby the abuser again changes the conversation from the subject matter to questioning the victim’s thoughts and controlling the conversation. Gaslighting examples of this include:

  • “I’m not going through that again.”
  • “Where did you get a crazy idea like that?”
  • “Quit bitching.”
  • “You’re hurting me on purpose.”

“Trivializing” is another way of gaslighting. It involves making the victim believe his or her thoughts or needs aren’t important, such as:

  • “You’re going to let something like that come between us?”

Abusive “forgetting” and “denial” can also be forms of gaslighting. In this technique, the abuser pretends to forget things that have really occurred; the abuser may also deny things like promises that have been made that are important to the victim. An abuser might say,

  • “What are you talking about?”
  • “I don’t have to take this.”
  • “You’re making that up.”

Some gaslighters will then mock the victim for their “wrongdoings” and “misperceptions.”

Gaslighting Psychology

The gaslighting techniques are used in conjunction to try to make the victim doubt their own thoughts, memories and actions. Soon the victim is scared to bring up any topic at all for fear they are “wrong” about it or don’t remember the situation correctly.

The worst gaslighters will even create situations that allow for the usage of gaslighting techniques. An example of this is taking the victim’s keys from the place where they are always left, making the victim think she has misplaced them. Then “helping” the victim with her “bad memory” find the keys.

Are You a Victim of Gaslighting Emotional Abuse?

According to author and psychoanalyst Robin Stern, Ph.D., the signs of being a victim of gaslighting emotional abuse include:

  1. You are constantly second-guessing yourself.
  2. You ask yourself, “Am I too sensitive?” a dozen times a day.
  3. You often feel confused and even crazy at work.
  4. You’re always apologizing to your mother, father, boyfriend, boss.
  5. You can’t understand why, with so many apparently good things in your life, you aren’t happier.
  6. You frequently make excuses for your partner’s behavior to friends and family.
  7. You find yourself withholding information from friends and family so you don’t have to explain or make excuses.
  8. You know something is terribly wrong, but you can never quite express what it is, even to yourself.
  9. You start lying to avoid the put downs and reality twists.
  10. You have trouble making simple decisions.
  11. You have the sense that you used to be a very different person - more confident, more fun-loving, more relaxed.
  12. You feel hopeless and joyless.
  13. You feel as though you can’t do anything right.
  14. You wonder if you are a “good enough” girlfriend/wife/employee/ friend; daughter.
  15. You find yourself withholding information from friends and family so you don’t have to explain or make excuses.
28 May 04:36

retrospectia: Beautiful America’s Oregon Coast, 1999


Really wanna go here someday.


Beautiful America’s Oregon Coast, 1999

04 Jun 18:10

lipatti:hey there friends! i haven’t seen one of these around...


hey there friends! i haven’t seen one of these around for just chronic illness, so i thought i’d make one. this is somewhat directed more towards teens and does not contain any tips for medical bills or insurance, as i am not well versed in that sort of thing. anyway, enjoy!

coping with feeling lonely or scared

medical/general chronic illness things

self-harm help

happy/calming things


8tracks mixes for chronic illness, hospital, sadjamming, or uplifting

chronic illness blogs on tumblr

04 Jul 02:32

80sloove: Audition polaroids from the 80’s to mid-90’s


Audition polaroids from the 80’s to mid-90’s

01 Jul 18:26

1337tattoos: jan netten


Hey, that's a belly button like mine! Rare shape.
Don't care about the tattoo.


jan netten

01 Jul 21:48



Want that rainbow fringe dress!


01 Jul 22:59

Why vegans should use honey instead of agave nectar




Okay, so I might get a lot of hate for this, I might not. I don’t particularly care either way, as long as word gets out about this, because it’s extremely important to me.

As I’m sure most people know by now, bees are disappearing at alarming rates. Simply put, our entire species could not survive without them. This is due to a syndrome called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).

Many vegans opt to use agave nectar instead of honey, because agave nectar is plant based. But harvesting of agave nectar is threatening the existence of two other endangered species: Mexican long-nosed bats (who live strictly off of nectars - primarily agave nectar) and the Jaguarundi (a solitary feline who basically looks like a love child between a jungle cat and a ferret.) Approximately 113,126 acres of these animals’ habitat were destroyed from 1991 to 2000, and more has been destroyed since.

On the other hand, beekeepers are essential to increasing bee populations. They monitor the bees’ health and help protect them from dangerous parasites and pesticides that are suspected to cause CCD. In addition, well-kept bees never need to use the amount of honey they produce; Honey is made by the bees to consume only when there is not enough food for them outside the hive. In the care of a good beekeeper, this will only happen during the winter months, and the keeper will leave enough honey for the bees to thrive until it’s spring again.

It’s best to buy local, organic honey if at all possible. Local beekeepers will not use dangerous factory-farming methods, and it helps maintain your local bee population! If you want to help bees in a more active way than buying local honey, you can plant a bee garden or even become a small-scale beekeeper! (I don’t have a link for this, it’s best to check out local resources. Maybe even ask the person selling honey at your farmer’s market!)

This is great info that I never knew about!!

Or you could just use bee free Honee but yaknow…

Food for thought

01 Jul 11:38

bdsmpetplay: In honor of US pride month, here’s a good chunk of...


In honor of US pride month, here’s a good chunk of the asexual community sub-sections :) 

credit: minorityoe & aceoffvh

21 Jun 14:11

biculturalist: karayray1: White people get so angry when...


Bollywood, eh? I'm impressed.



White people get so angry when they’re presented with the truth.

That moment when a single scene in a Bollywood film educates you about the reality of American politics.

27 Jun 23:22

curleefrojo: hellabunchesofoates: autistickanaya: The stonewall riots were started by trans women...




The stonewall riots were started by trans women of colour and nobody is allowed to forget that

Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera didn’t march so that you could be transmisogynt and cissexist.



29 Jun 22:07

jackalltimebarakat:queer-as-fuckkk:Y'all are just all over Ruby...





Y'all are just all over Ruby Rose but look at thissss


26 Jun 17:40

notjackwhite: phase 1 of the gay agenda is complete, now we move on to phase 2 reblog this to alert...


phase 1 of the gay agenda is complete, now we move on to phase 2 reblog this to alert the others

27 Jun 13:31

justice4mikebrown: On the early morning of June 27, activists...


On the early morning of June 27, activists in South Carolina gathered to take down the confederate flag flying above the Capitol before the funerals for 3 of the victims of the Charleston massacre begin. There is also supposed to be a “defend the flag” action later today.

A black woman identified as Bree climbed the flag pole and took the flag down herself. She was arrested shortly after climbing back down with the flag.

Check fergusonaction on twitter for more updates.

24 Jun 22:02


24 Jun 22:02

penicillium-pusher: “girls only wear makeup and dress nice for guys!”false. 


“girls only wear makeup and dress nice for guys!”


25 Jun 11:38

straight girl: so my boyfriend and i-

straight girl: so my boyfriend and i-
me: boyfriend? oh...that's cool. to each her own, that's what i say! my uncle is straight.

"love is love"

26 Jun 19:49

boogieordie: leslieknopedanascully: x atearsarahjane