vancity604778kid:

ultrafacts:

She started to talk to him about his interests and her kidnapper began to view her as a person he could trust. Eventually, he declared that he was in love with her. After 10 days of captivity, he allowed Elizabeth to borrow his cell phone to play games on it. Naturally, when he left, she used it to call her mother.



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This is actually a smart thing to do. If you are ever kidnapped, you should try to humanize yourself & get close to your captors. Do not challenge them, rather try to show them that you are worthy of their respect. If you speak the same language, try to talk with them and exchange information. Learn about them and let them learn about you. Try to relate to them.  Family could be a safe topic depending on the situation. If they see you as a person, your quality of life as a captive and your probability of survival go way up. This creates the reverse-Stockholm Syndrome on them in which they can express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings towards you. Now you might have the opportunity to escape like the girl above did!

vancity604778kid:

ultrafacts:

She started to talk to him about his interests and her kidnapper began to view her as a person he could trust. Eventually, he declared that he was in love with her. After 10 days of captivity, he allowed Elizabeth to borrow his cell phone to play games on it. Naturally, when he left, she used it to call her mother.

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

This is actually a smart thing to do. If you are ever kidnapped, you should try to humanize yourself & get close to your captors. Do not challenge them, rather try to show them that you are worthy of their respect. If you speak the same language, try to talk with them and exchange information. Learn about them and let them learn about you. Try to relate to them.  Family could be a safe topic depending on the situation. If they see you as a person, your quality of life as a captive and your probability of survival go way up. This creates the reverse-Stockholm Syndrome on them in which they can express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings towards you. Now you might have the opportunity to escape like the girl above did!

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sarajxne:

that shitty feeling when you wanna go out & be social, but once you’re out, all you wanna do is be back at home

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lokimylord:

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troylerrislife:

IF YOU DON’T REBLOG THIS 

Everyone

Every. Single. One

Everyone

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lokimylord:

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Everyone

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ilovestarkidtoomuch:

Pitch black, pale blue 

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There was a stained glass, variation of the truth 

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And I felt empty handed

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You let me set sail, with cheap wood

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So I patched up every leak that I could

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Till the blame grew too heavy 

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Stage by stage, I tear apart 

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If brokenness is a form of art I must be a poster child prodigy 

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Thread by thread I come apart 

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If brokenness is a work of art surely this must be my masterpiece 

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I’m only honest when it rains

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If I time it right, the thunder breaks when I open my mouth 

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I wanna tell you but I don’t know how

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I’m only honest when it rains

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An open book, with a torn out page and my inks run out 

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I wanna love you but I don’t know how

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I don’t know how

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No I don’t know how 

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I don’t know how

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I wanna love you but I don’t know how 

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I don’t know how

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I wanna love you but I don’t know how

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I wanna love you but I don’t know how

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I wanna love you

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Pitch black, pale blue 

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These wild oceans shake whats left of me loose

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Just to hear me cry mercy 

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The strong wind at my back 

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So I’ll lift up the only sail that I have

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This tired white thread

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I’m only honest when it rains 

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If I time it right, the thunder breaks when I open my mouth

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I wanna tell you but I don’t know how 

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I’m only honest when it rains

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An open book, with a torn out page and my inks run out 

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I wanna love you but I don’t know how

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I’m only honest when it rains 

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If I time it right, the thunder breaks when I open my mouth 

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I wanna tell you but I don’t know how

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I’m only honest when it rains

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An open book, with a torn out page and my inks run out 

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I wanna love you but I don’t know how

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I don’t know how, I don’t know how 

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I don’t know how, I wanna love you but I don’t know how 

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I don’t know how, I wanna love you but I don’t know how 

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I wanna love you but I don’t know how 

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I wanna love you

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vintagemanga:

CLAMP, Tokyo Babylon / 東京 BABYLON

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i offer cleansing with wicked hands.

i offer cleansing with wicked hands.

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windandsalt:

friarpark

#this is not an exaggeration okay #children do say this #children do wonder why they can’t find themselves in the media #don’t fucking tell me it doesn’t matter #it matters so much #children NEED to see themselves represented #or else they grow up feeling inferior and not worthy

okay, story time: i’m a resident actor a children’s theatre company, and we just did peter pan. i was cast as peter because i’m the only one who looks young enough to play the part; but aside from looking young, i look nothing like peter pan. he’s this little white boy with reddish brown hair and i’m an arab/hispanic queer with black hair and freckles. 

our company has a really devoted following, and these kids are reeeally young. after every show, we do autographs as the characters and have to keep up the act, because to a lot of these really young kids, we are who we pretend to be on stage. that terrified me. i’ve done autograph sessions in-character before, but never as such a well-loved character. who, again, is white. i was worried about what children might say.

over the course of the production, we must have performed for close to 500 kids, between the shows we did for families and the shows we did for school field trips.

and i distinctly remember one little white girl who came up to me with a DVD copy of disney’s peter pan, and she had this adorable tinkerbell dress on, and she just stared at me wide-eyed and after a while she said “i have all your movies!!”

first of all, if you don’t think that’s the cutest thing ever, please leave.

and when i asked her what she wanted me to sign, she handed me her DVD and said “by your face.” and she points right at this little white redheaded peter pan with pointy ears who is clearly not me, as if she can’t tell the difference… or she can, and she doesn’t care. similar things happened with different children, but it never lost its charm for me. on the contrary, it really warmed my heart.

by that same token there were many children of color who were affected by seeing a brown peter pan. a lot of them (usually older children) and/or their parents ask me how i got into acting, and if i had any advice for how to get into it. it meant a lot to me that there’s this whole generation of children of color who are going to pursue the arts, because even though i live in a very diverse area, our theatre landscape is still very whitewashed.

anyway, what i’m trying to say isn’t just that representation matters, which it does. what i’m also trying to say is that one less white face in the crowd isn’t going to hurt anyone. i feel like i’ve heard time and again that white people can only identify with white characters, and the whole point of my story is that that’s obviously not true. that kind of behavior, where people only empathize with characters who look like them, has to be taught. and that kind of behavior is racism.

bolding is mine, because that last bit really knocked it out of the park for me

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