hmmmm yeah, tumblr would celebrate Aviation Day, marking barely over a century of human flight when birds had been flying for millions of years before the Wright brothers. never forget.
Tumblr hereby recognizes the accomplishments of birds.
MORT GARSON APPRECIATION POST
Sometimes you are looking for a rip of a $120 record for five years.
Sometimes Mort Garson’s “Plantasia” just falls in your lap.
(Because I am a nerd I use it for nerd chargen music but I’m sure you will find other uses for it)
Robin Williams Is NOT Free (via Phoebe Gavin)Did you know that suicide is contagious?Yep. A great deal of research has been done on cases spanning the last three hundred years the show that suicide rates spike after a highly publicized suicide – especially when it’s a celebrity suicide.Does that mean we shouldn’t talk about suicide or Robin Williams? No. It means we should talk about suicide and Robin Williams responsibly.From the CDC: ASPECTS OF NEWS COVERAGE THAT CAN PROMOTE SUICIDE CONTAGION
- Presenting simplistic explanations for suicide
- Engaging in repetitive, ongoing, or excessive reporting of suicide in the news
- Providing sensational coverage of suicide
- Reporting “how-to” descriptions of suicide
- Presenting suicide as a tool for accomplishing certain ends
- Glorifying suicide or persons who commit suicide
- Focusing on the suicide completer’s positive characteristics"But Phoebe, they’re basically saying don’t talk about suicide."No, they’re saying is don’t make it sound attractive.
An example of what not to do:
Robin Williams is NOT free.
Please watch this.
i have been keeping quiet about the r w thing mostly but yeah seriously
as someone who regularly goes through bouts of intense, protracted suicide ideation, seeing other people treat suicide like that is incredibly fucking dangerous to me, and many others.
Please be aware.
I wasn’t going to say anything, because I felt like it was wrong to let old wounds interfere with other people’s loss. Please, please, let your grief out, a tragic thing has happened and you should allow yourself to be sad.
I just want to talk, just for a little bit, about what happens after suicide.
What suicide actually does to the people it leaves behind is something like hitting their lives with a cruise missile. It leaves a vast aching crater that can never be filled, only eventually built around with wreckage, and it leaves hurt, confused questions that can never be answered, only guessed at and eventually awkwardly buried. Why didn’t they trust you? Why wouldn’t they let you help? You would’ve given them anything you had, and they chose to simply ignore you and walk away forever without a word.
There is nothing understandable or reasonable about committing suicide. They are not in a better place, they are not free, they are not liberated, they have chosen to silently check out and left their loved ones to pick up the pieces.
Please, if you are vulnerable right now, be strong enough to let somebody else know. Talk to them, about anything. You don’t have to share all your pain if you don’t want to. But even if you don’t believe it right now, there are people who care about you and want you to be safe. They can help.
I could have helped.
HAPPY PUPPY DOT COM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holy shit they know