Weird Life

“I’m 36 and I am at a really good place in my life right now. And when I was your age, in college, I wasn’t. So don’t you let anyone tell you that college or your 20’s should automatically be the best part of your life, or that growing up and being an adult means everything goes downhill. That’s bullshit. I am so happy right now as a middle-aged person. That’s totally a thing. So don’t worry about growing up.”
— My chemistry professor today, just out of the blue. I thought it was really apropos for all college-aged individuals. (via pineapplemountain)

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voidgates:

kattybats:

pumpkinappearifier:

DnD is a serious game.

will anyone please teach me to play this

I’m so annoyed that I’m like the only one in my group of friends that’s interested in DnD

(Source: biancohills, via zimmian)

punwitch:

laffytaffe:

That mini-heart attack.


THE SMILING STEP OMG

punwitch:

laffytaffe:

That mini-heart attack.

THE SMILING STEP OMG

(Source: unamusedsloth, via sabrieln7)

gurubuckaroo:

jackknifechelicerae:

If I’ve learnt anything from my contact with the bdsm community, the poly community, the geek community and the atheist community is that any social group who claims to “not to be like other groups” and to be ”accepting and safe for all” is going to spend a lot of energy hiding the predators within the community and silencing abuse survivors.

Every human community is, by definition, made up solely of humans. As a species, we suck pretty hard. There is no such thing as a “safe” community. There can be safe pockets. Find them, keep them close. Learn to recognize the signs. Honestly, the signs are pretty consistent no matter what group you’re talking about.

jean-grey-o-lantern:

So last night cops arrested 7 protesters, then turned to the rest of the protesters and told them “we’ll release them without bond if you leave (stop protesting)”

They literally turned their own dubiously legal arrests into a hostage situation. They took hostages. Ferguson PD is a terrorist organization and they aren’t even trying to hide that fact any more.

Look at this

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You can donate to protesters’ legal defense and bail here

(Source: twitter.com, via fluffixation)

jonpertwee:

Let’s do a tag game where we don’t use words, just commonly put together letters:

  • co
  • ie
  • ta
  • po
  • sc
  • si
  • bl
  • mu

(via spader7)

jackknifechelicerae:

If I’ve learnt anything from my contact with the bdsm community, the poly community, the geek community and the atheist community is that any social group who claims to “not to be like other groups” and to be”accepting and safe for all” is going to spend a lot of energy hiding the predators within the community and silencing abuse survivors.

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exoticshorthairs:

I picked it myself human.

exoticshorthairs:

I picked it myself human.

(via piccolopomodoro)

naamahdarling:

writebastard:

petticoatruler:

youngnoblewoman:

greygullmargarita:

MY DEAR FOLLOWERS.
If you only ever read and/or reblog one of my posts, I hope this will be the one. Due to some medical problems I am on two pretty serious medications. One is fairly affordable. The other one? Well…
The local Krogers charges over $200 PER MONTH.
I did some research and found out that COSTCO had it for “considerably cheaper.”  But I wasn’t a member of Costco. Come to find out, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER to fill prescriptions at their pharmacy.
In that bag I’m holding is a 90 DAY supply of BOTH medications for…wait for it….$38. This is friggin awesome. I nearly cried when I found out. So please, share this info (if not necessarily this post). There are plenty Tumblr folks who are struggling with medication costs and this could really help them.
I hope I’ve already helped some of you. :)

Yes! If you happen to have access to the portal to the magical realms where Costco actually is a thing, then this is probably really good for you to know! 

Costco is amazing (and sometimes worth going in for a membership for bulk foods!)

This makes me angry.
Not because somebody found their necessary ‘scripts for $38 instead of $200, that’s fab. But because there are millions, if not tens of millions, of people out there who end up spending that $200 every month, and more, because they don’t have the resources - in terms of time, energy, or capacity - to do that research. Not to mention the people that simply give up, and stay sick.
I manage my mother’s health care, including her prescriptions, which - depending on where she is in the complicated Medicare Part D pricing scheme in any given month - can run anywhere from $300 to $1200 a month. Every time I discover some new plan, retailer, or other trick that saves her money, I think about what’d happen to her if I wasn’t here to figure this crap out. The elderly, the ill…on top of everything else they’re going through, in this country they are forced to navigate a hostile healthcare marketplace that’s designed to maximize profit…just like every other market.
The reason that there’s such a  wide range of prices - e.g., $200 vs. $38 - is because the pharmaceutical vendors are betting that patients won’t discover that they do not NEED to pay that much. The entire business model is based on deception. From the company that makes the drugs, to the pharmacy chain that sells them.
Which is a principle of the free market - buyer beware, an informed consumer is the best consumer, all that. But this isn’t a new car, or a computer, or a television. This is health care. By definition, the people that need these drugs are sick. Many of them are very sick, and that means diminished capacity. “Buyer beware” is not acceptable here. It’s like expecting someone to walk in to a Toyota dealership and negotiate for the best deal on a new Prius with a fresh skull fracture and partial blindness.
Treating health care - and prescription drugs - as just another product in the free marketplace is flat-out immoral.
Anyway…I’m ranting. This afternoon I spent 20 minutes pacing the aisles of my local CVS while on the phone in the with my mother’s new prescription provider, trying to find out why one ‘script was well over twice the expected price. Eventually I uttered the phrase, “You are saying a bunch of words that have nothing to do with what I just told you” before hanging up in disgust. Which was literally true: the rep started reading from a completely irrelevant script, and it was clear that he had no idea what I was talking about. Not worth my time. I’ll sort it out later.
But it shouldn’t be this hard, folks. It just shouldn’t. I’m young (ish), smart - if I do say so myself - and relatively adept at negotiating automated phone trees.
There’s an entire business model here predicated on the notion that a whole bunch of sick people just won’t have it in them to get the best price they can, and that…is…wrong.

There’s an entire business model here predicated on the notion that a whole bunch of sick people just won’t have it in them to get the best price they can, and that…is…wrong.
It’s horrific.  It’s utterly fucking horrific.

naamahdarling:

writebastard:

petticoatruler:

youngnoblewoman:

greygullmargarita:

MY DEAR FOLLOWERS.

If you only ever read and/or reblog one of my posts, I hope this will be the one. Due to some medical problems I am on two pretty serious medications. One is fairly affordable. The other one? Well…

The local Krogers charges over $200 PER MONTH.

I did some research and found out that COSTCO had it for “considerably cheaper.”  But I wasn’t a member of Costco. Come to find out, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER to fill prescriptions at their pharmacy.

In that bag I’m holding is a 90 DAY supply of BOTH medications for…wait for it….$38. This is friggin awesome. I nearly cried when I found out. So please, share this info (if not necessarily this post). There are plenty Tumblr folks who are struggling with medication costs and this could really help them.

I hope I’ve already helped some of you. :)

Yes! If you happen to have access to the portal to the magical realms where Costco actually is a thing, then this is probably really good for you to know! 

Costco is amazing (and sometimes worth going in for a membership for bulk foods!)

This makes me angry.

Not because somebody found their necessary ‘scripts for $38 instead of $200, that’s fab. But because there are millions, if not tens of millions, of people out there who end up spending that $200 every month, and more, because they don’t have the resources - in terms of time, energy, or capacity - to do that research. Not to mention the people that simply give up, and stay sick.

I manage my mother’s health care, including her prescriptions, which - depending on where she is in the complicated Medicare Part D pricing scheme in any given month - can run anywhere from $300 to $1200 a month. Every time I discover some new plan, retailer, or other trick that saves her money, I think about what’d happen to her if I wasn’t here to figure this crap out. The elderly, the ill…on top of everything else they’re going through, in this country they are forced to navigate a hostile healthcare marketplace that’s designed to maximize profit…just like every other market.

The reason that there’s such a  wide range of prices - e.g., $200 vs. $38 - is because the pharmaceutical vendors are betting that patients won’t discover that they do not NEED to pay that much. The entire business model is based on deception. From the company that makes the drugs, to the pharmacy chain that sells them.

Which is a principle of the free market - buyer beware, an informed consumer is the best consumer, all that. But this isn’t a new car, or a computer, or a television. This is health care. By definition, the people that need these drugs are sick. Many of them are very sick, and that means diminished capacity. “Buyer beware” is not acceptable here. It’s like expecting someone to walk in to a Toyota dealership and negotiate for the best deal on a new Prius with a fresh skull fracture and partial blindness.

Treating health care - and prescription drugs - as just another product in the free marketplace is flat-out immoral.

Anyway…I’m ranting. This afternoon I spent 20 minutes pacing the aisles of my local CVS while on the phone in the with my mother’s new prescription provider, trying to find out why one ‘script was well over twice the expected price. Eventually I uttered the phrase, “You are saying a bunch of words that have nothing to do with what I just told you” before hanging up in disgust. Which was literally true: the rep started reading from a completely irrelevant script, and it was clear that he had no idea what I was talking about. Not worth my time. I’ll sort it out later.

But it shouldn’t be this hard, folks. It just shouldn’t. I’m young (ish), smart - if I do say so myself - and relatively adept at negotiating automated phone trees.

There’s an entire business model here predicated on the notion that a whole bunch of sick people just won’t have it in them to get the best price they can, and that…is…wrong.

There’s an entire business model here predicated on the notion that a whole bunch of sick people just won’t have it in them to get the best price they can, and that…is…wrong.

It’s horrific.  It’s utterly fucking horrific.

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grimdarkrumia:

  • It’s been 346 days (11 months, 11 days) since Homestuck updated.
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  • It’s been 92 days (3 months) since Homestuck General was evicted from 4chan’s /co/ board.

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