you know at this point I’m so used to Doctor Who being on hiatus that I forgot that we even get a new episode on Saturday
I quit dance for about 6 months, after 17 years of dedication, to get my life in order.
Constantly being told “maybe you shouldn’t eat that”
“Maybe you should lose a few pounds”
Along with the blatant favoritism of the skinnier dancers at my studio dropped my self-esteem to absolute zero…
But you know what?
And I’m ready to kick their asses with some good old fashioned hard work and fabulousness
Eat your heart out, Miss D.
canada looks really broken
u ok canada
We are slowly trying to distance ourselves from the US…piece by piece.
Canada: “sorry eh”
You are a broom. Question. You take a broom, you replace the handle, and then later you replace the brush, and you do that over and over again. Is it still the same broom? Answer? No, of course it isn’t.
2013 vma will always be the best vma
HOW COULD YOU FORGET ABOUT DAFT PUNK????!!!!!
every gamer’s reaction upon finding a blood-covered room: well that’s not good
I am pretty sure that is not exclusive just to gamers.
what if your phobias are based off how you died in a past life
Why is this not getting around fasterDUDE
It’s not a phobia per say, but ever since I was a child, i’ve been afraid of floors/balconies collapsing beneath my feet. I would hate Christmas parties because we were too many people and they would jump and dance and I would feel the floor shake! Perhaps I died in past life by the floor collapsing beneath me!
best scene ever
rehearsal “The Legend of Love”, Mariinsky Ballet
Photographer Sasha Gouliaev
See, this is the kind of thing that makes me think the whole ‘trigger warning’ thing has got out of hand. You cannot expect everything in life to have trigger warnings or be censored. There was nothing wrong with the scenes mentioned.
Example: I have a genuine and severe phobia of spiders - I suffer from severe anxiety attacks that take at least an hour to recover from, if not more. I suffer nightmares about spiders. If I have come into contact with a spider, it is nearly impossible to fall asleep and when I do, I have nightmares. I am scared of all spiders, small to large. The larger the spider, the bigger the panic attack. I have been known to scratch at my skin until it bleeds because I can feel spiders crawling on me. I have suffered from terrifying hallucinations about spiders. So I know how it feels to have an actual phobia/illness, before anyone tries to say ‘oh you can’t possibly understand yada yada’. I also have OCD, in case you do not think that phobias cannot be compared to a condition such as trichotillomania.
So yeah, I have a phobia of spiders. BUT I do not expect everyone to put trigger warnings on spider-related things. I do not think spiders should be censored. If spiders were to appear on Doctor Who, I would not complain to the BBC and get all outraged at their insensitivity. I don’t expect them to say ‘this programme has scenes involving spiders’ before it airs. I have to deal with my phobia myself. If I ever got to a point where I was so terrified and/or concerned of being triggered (by tv shows, the outside world, social media) I would seek professional help in the form of CBT or hypnosis.
Medical conditions and horrific experiences such as rape, assault, suicide, etc should never be mocked or exploited on television. Where appropriate and reasonable programmes should come with warnings about content.
The Doctor pulling out two strands of hair (his and Clara’s) does not warrant a trigger warning. It did not mock or reference the condition. These complaints have no basis.