I’m going bungy jumping tomorrow
So if I don’t update again
Odds are I’m dead
Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.
When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.
The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…
But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that."
I don’t watch this show, but that’s a sick Ass burn.
OH MY GOODNESS THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
So I’ve been on this site for well over 3 years now and just never bothered to make one of these before. But I’ve met so many lovely, kind and talented people throughout my time here so I thought it was about time to do this. You guys are all amazing and are the reason I come back to this goddamn site everyday. I love you all, okay. ♥
First of all, let me give a lil shout out to this lil prick: alanprickman
I debated on giving you your own lil section, but like we said, we have to stop being so self conscious about these things and just do it. You already know how important you are to me, so there’s no need for me to repeat what I’ve already said to you cause that all still stands. But you have just helped me so much when I really did it and I’m extremely grateful for that. I value all of our conversations and banter so much and I just feel extremely lucky to have you as a friend. I just wish that we didn’t have to live so far away. I love you lots, you dick. c:
And a lil shout out to these lovely people who I talk to on a regular basis, (or haven’t talked to for a while cause I’m a lil shit, but still). I couldn’t imagine tumblr without you guys and want to thank you guys for making my time on tumblr as enjoyable as it is.
A-D:accioknickers, acciomyneverland, agentgraham, ageofstark, alishenciya, alphawolfs, annley, anondracomalfoy, argusfilch, a-study-in-timey-wimey, athosds, bellamyblarke, bestcupischipped, bewitchthemind, blogsmeade, bloodtraitor, bowlegschester, buckyibarnes, c-ruciolestrange, cunfundus, daaroga, darkflights, deadpadfoot, dear-evans, deatheaters, dianelockhart, doomslock, drvangogh
E-L:eye-origins, firthandrickman, fuckingderek, fudgeflies, fionagoddess, gallifreyfalls, harrleyquinzel, haylesbian, headlessnicks heb-tekhi, hermionesgranger, henrywintering, heroweasley, h0gwarts, iamiweasley, i-am-lord-trolldemort, iamnevertheone, imsirius, instantremorse, james-lily, jaredgifs, junjihyun, justinripley, jvh1988, katherinesage, kennethbrangh, knockturnallley, ladystoneheartss, lenaheadeys, lilypottar, lunalovelight, lupins-r
M-P:malfoygrangers, maryjeanwatson, magsnstuff, mishasteaparty, mjolnr, mrsmilicevic, mrsherlocholmes, naevia, nerdywho, newfluffytown, odious, ofhelias, ohdear-prongs, ohmysnivellus, ohremus onecelestialbeing, oriddle, palpattine, paulinelaubie, phoebebuffay, pottermoreandmore, potters, pottersir, potter-wholock, proud-potterhead,
Q-Z:queenrhaenyra, renlybaratheon, richeigecko, riddlemetom, riddlesecrets, riddletrix, severusalways, shacklebot, sheaweberway, silverkiras, sirepotter, smeagoled, snamioneshipper, snivllus, tatianamaslies, tear-of-a-phoenix, thefadedpicture, quaffle-chasers
#pirates of the caribbean was kind of a formative influence #so here’s the thing #after years of chasing curses and hearts and fountains; losing the pearl and winning her back and losing her again #after rum enough to drown his sins and sorrows both#captain jack sparrow wakes up one morning and he’s immortal #just like that #no deals with calypso (he hasn’t been able to find her since the brethren court broke her chains) no desperate double-dealing #one morning he just…stops #stops aging stops dying #he gets the seas forever—except #except #the edges of the map are closing in #the lure of undiscovered treasures is waning and merchant ships are becoming better defended #the day that the East India Company takes Shipwreck Island; Jack feels a great chapter in the world’s history close #(he flees to the Barbary coast with the rest of his ilk; but the romance has gone out of it—the is too much desperation #too much hunger too much blood to it nowadays #the age of the swashbuckler won’t live out the decade) #I imagine this thing he’s chased all his life would crumble through his hands as he bounced from ship to ship #he never gets used to the square rigging on the clippers; though they lead to some good work running tea from china #but the first time he sees a steamship he nearly walks off the dock out of shock #of all the ways sailing would have changed; who thought you’d get rid of the /sails/ #(he swears he’s never getting on one of those monstrosities; let alone sailing on one) #(he manages to hold out until 1893 when the longing for the sea overwhelms him and he decides that even #that ghastly smog and the humming of the engines can be endured) #sometimes he’ll see calypso out of the corner of his eye—leaning on the deck railing; darting alongside the ship with the dolphins #(someone in the early 20th century tells him they’re not fish and he nearly busts a gut laughing) #he wears a hundred names and a hundred looks; cuts his hair short or grows it long #calls himself american; spanish; english (british); caribbean #he has two dozen different copies of Stevenson’s Treasure Island—it reminds him of something gone and half-forgotten #and in 1920 when Seitz comes out with Pirate Gold; Captain Jack Sparrow is in the first row (notbecauseofvictories)
duomo di firenze, florence
Burano, Italy. Island of Venice
A quiet, delightful island with picturesque pastel-colored houses.
“Tell them whatever you like. But make it quick, Remus. I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for.”
I remember seeing Flash Gordon when I was a little kid, and to be in whatever that palace was that seemed to be elevated into the sky, living amongst the clouds, that would be really really cool. I wouldn’t put myself in Westeros because it’s just a little bit too dangerous. I would like something easy going and tropical. So if you can think of a fantasy world that has a beach and margaritas, really really good weather, write some fantasy fiction around that and I’d gladly move there.— Pedro Pascal
You Are My Sunshine // The Civil Wars
Trojan War in Art Day:
The Abduction of Helen, Francesco Primaticcio, 1530-39