and that’s why you don’t go around fixing people
and that’s why you don’t give up pieces of yourself to make someone else whole
We do this more than we think. Sometimes we reject those who have helped us the most. Other times, we help those who allow their egos to hide their humilities.
someONE FUCKING MAKE THAT TEDDY BEAR HAPPY BEFORE I CHOKE BECAUSE I HAVE TEARS BRIMMING MY EYES HELP ME
it may take time but there is someone waiting to hold your handMy tears
I’ve reblogged this already but I love it.
this was the comic that made me realize i couldnt fix my abusive girlfriend and trying to fix her was just taking myself apart for her and I was only hurting myself
This comic is really important to me
oh god what did i do
IT SUMMONS MAIL EVERYONE TRY IT
HOLY FUCKING COW.
OKAY IT’S TRUE
I THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE
This doesn’t work
I stand corrected oh dear lord
I have to see this for myself.
let’s give it a try ey
OH MY GOD
oh thank god you interrupted it
YOU TOOK THE DOTS OFF THE BOWL
this is too satisfying
Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it”
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect.
To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.
I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…
Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.
Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.
One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.
This is the best band post
Everyone else go home
Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this
which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,
that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that
Who does that?
This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.
More like Julius Fuckit
"And so the little lamb and his mama live happily ever after," the girl finished reading her story aloud to the creature beside her. Hopeful orbs of blue glistened as she cocked her head up at him. "Didya like that, Mister Boogey?"
No response from underneath the black coat. She frowned, teetering off her seat ever so slowly before her tiny feet reached the ground.
"Mister Boogey?" she asked again, gripping the corners of the dark trench coat. When nothing responded, she slowly peeled it open, revealing the coat rack on which he had been perched. Where had he gone?
The little girl shrunk back, upset that her friend had left without a word. She curled up in her chair, clutching the book tightly in case he came back to hear the rest of the tale. Suddenly, a soft wind blew through the empty room, but before she could turn to see what had caused it, she was swept up in darkness.
"Gotcha," the creature chuckled, cradling her close to him.
The child squeal with laughter most contagious, pleased of his return.
"I thought you left!" She gave a pout, looking up at his shadowy face.
"Why, my dear, I’d never leave you. I am your guardian after all, am I not?" The monster gave her a toothy smile. “And I will always be your Boogeyman.”
These are friggin’ awesome.
THE LAST ONE
none pizza with left beef
It should be a rule of Tumblr to always reblog none pizza with left beef
ive missed you
fun fact: Michael Cera asked Rihanna if he could slap her ass for real and she said “you can slap my ass for real if I can slap you in the face for real” and he was like alright. and they did the take like 3 times and Michael was like “you’re not hitting me hard enough do it for real” and then she slapped the fuck out of him and threw off his equilibrium so much he had to go lay down in his trailer for like half an hour lmao and that’s the take they used in the movie with no added sound effects
all of that aside
“you can slap my ass for real if I can slap you in the face for real”
is the best answer ever.
Look at this! Look at this wonderful brilliance!
This breakthrough is a little old, but still amazing. A group have created a femtosecond camera. So it takes a trillion pictures every second, and stitches them into a video. It takes enough frames that it can record the procession of light. Which is unbelievable.
Oh by the way, those reflections on the table don’t come out right unless you take into account General Freaking Relativity. Which as a college course isn’t nearly as difficult as you might expect.
Go watch the TED talk here: http://youtu.be/Y_9vd4HWlVA
Lnr: General Relativity was my favourite course in 4th year. Super interesting. There are only about 3 physical concepts that it covers so the whole rest of the time was just learning how to do the awesome math involved.
In case you missed it
First onscreen appearances of Marshall, Lily, Robin, Barney, Ted, and the Mother.
Just wrapped Jason Segel. There is no truer gentleman. Boy, did we hit the jackpot with him. Godspeed, Marshall.
Thank you @alydenisof for nine amazing years. A wonderful actress and friend. Godspeed, Lily!
A round of applause for the wildly talented @CobieSmulders — a privilege to work with you these nine years. Godspeed, Robin.
Big ups to @ActuallyNPH. What a dream writing for this cat. We wouldn’t be here without him, and wouldn’t want to be. Godspeed, Barney.
A big hand for @JoshRadnor, a kind, brilliant, and supremely talented fellow. Thank you, Josh. And more please. Godspeed, Ted.
And cheers to Cristin Milioti, who showed up 8 years in and knocked us all on our ass with her talent and charm. Godspeed, Name TBD. ❞
this is honestly heart breaking to watch