if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit
just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin
ḱerberos means “spotted”
hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot
She finally updated 8 hours ago! I’m so glad that she’s back, everyone was so worried about her…
Allie’s work is painfully accurate, as always. Good to see her posting again though!
Disney, telling kids everywhere to only like physically attractive people.
jerks on tumblr, implying you’re not physically attractive unless you’re thin.
Imagine your life as yourself standing over a wooden barrel that is half filled with marble. Everyone around you has their own barrel half full of marbles that is their lives.
Each marble represents an accomplishment ,a good deed, a good feeling.
Let’s say the barrels are all half full of marbles that represent love and praise you received from your parents, grandparents, your family, etc. I know not everyone starts out in real life with that kind of loving support, but for this, we’re going to imagine the barrels are all half full.
It’s now your job to fill the barrel the rest of the way up with marbles on your own.
You get a good grade on a paper. You add a marble to your barrel.
You tell a joke and people laugh. You add a marble to your barrel.
You get hired for a job. You add a marble to your barrel.
Someone nice tells you they find you attractive. You add a marble to your barrel.
You clean the kitchen. You add a marble to your barrel.
You receive a hug from your friend. You add a marble to your barrel.
You donate money to a charity. You add a marble to your barrel.
You make someone smile. You both add a marble to your barrel.
But you have to take marbles out of your barrel when something happens that makes you feel bad or you don’t accomplish something.
You don’t wash the dishes and the food gets all hard and dried on them. You take a marble out of your barrel.
You are late for work. You take a marble out of your barrel.
A family member yells at you. You take a marble out of your barrel.
You meet someone you think is cute but they only seem interested in talking to your friends. You take a marble out of your barrel.
You don’t pay a bill on time. You take a marble out of your barrel.
You skip a meal because you’re too fat. You take a marble out of your barrel.
You get a cold. You take a marble out of your barrel.
Someone spreads a nasty rumor about you. You take a marble out of your barrel.
You try to talk to someone about your problem and they don’t want to listen. You take a marble out of your barrel.
So you’re trying to fill up your barrel.
But you have depression. You’re like a wind-up toy that keeps running down and having to be rewound. You’re still moving, still putting marbles into your barrel, but you have to stop and wind yourself up frequently.
Every time you do this, you’re losing time that you could be using to gain marbles to put in your barrel.
You look around and it’s like everyone you see is steadily putting marbles into their barrels, and you notice their barrels are looking a lot more full than yours. When you notice this, you take a marble out of your barrel.
After a while, others start to notice your barrel is not filling up as fast and start talking to each other about it. You take a marble out of your barrel.
They tell you to spend less time winding yourself up and more time collecting marbles. But it’s like they’re running on electric batteries and don’t understand that you have to wind yourself up or you’ll stop completely. You take a marble out of your barrel.
Some people even pick up marbles that should have been yours, because you’re not filling your barrel fast enough. You take a marble out of your barrel.
You criticize yourself to figure out what’s wrong with you, why you are wind-up and not battery operated. You take a marble out of your barrel.
When your barrel isn’t filling up, you get really angry and disappointed with yourself. You take a marble out of your barrel.
Your gears are getting worn down from so much winding. Your movements become jerky instead of smooth. You put more effort into moving more slowly and smoothly so no one will notice and criticize you. If they notice, you take a marble out of your barrel.
With worn gears, you can’t run as long as you used to. You are taking even longer to gain marbles for your barrel, You take a marble out of your barrel.
Eventually so many marbles are gone that your barrel is nearly empty. You might still be adding some marbles, but they don’t make you feel very good about it. The marbles look pretty small and insignificant in the vast emptiness of your barrel. When you notice this, you take a marble out of your barrel.
With an rapidly emptying barrel, you can’t seeing the point of evening bothering to wind yourself up anymore. You’ll never get caught up now. You take a marble out of your barrel.
Others can’t see into the bottom of your barrel like you can. They can only see the top part of your barrel. They know your barrel isn’t as full as it should be, but they think you still have plenty of marbles left. They still think you can afford to lose a few marbles to criticism and they believe pointing out what is wrong will motivate you to fix it so you’ll get busy gaining more marbles. You take a marble out of your barrel.
You are staring down into the vast emptiness of your barrel all the time and you don’t tell them that you are almost out of marbles. You don’t want to talk about it. You take a marble out of your barrel.
When you get down to your last few marbles in the bottom of your barrel, you take out your windup key and throw it away.
And the people around you who have their barrels half full can’t understand why.
Oh god. So accurate. Kinda triggering though.
Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack pray that runs
jesus that is good to know.
Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten.
REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit
my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies
Another Fun Fact: Cheetah’s are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetah’s are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Other’s will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll loose their cubs.
So zoo’s with breeding program’s had to figure out how to make Cheetah’s comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.
So what’d they do?
They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!
The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!
AJHHHHFDDGHH SO PRECIOUS
this post just got so much better
THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST