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  1. toolatelurker:

    letsrewatchsupernatural:

    Perfect casting is perfect.

    I’ve been thinking today about how you can look at photos of a tiny little human, and already see the foundations of the person they will become in the future.

    Looking back at those photos is sometimes surprising, as you wonder how you couldn’t have seen the person they are now, waiting in front of them. Instead you worried and fretted about them, about making sure they had the education and nurturing and plain old love that they needed.

    Because you realised that at some point, they will have to go out and face the world on their own, and that you have to do all you can to make sure they have the tools they need. You want that process, that moving into the world, to be as safe for them as possible, even though you are screaming inside that it will never be safe enough, not for the tiny little human that you see in the photos.

    Then you look at the person they have become, and yes, you still see the tiny little human, but you see them ready to face the world, because of the strength you have given them. So you let them go, and look at the photos, and hope they will be alright.

    You hope you did right by them.

    You have.

    I don’t understand how you can be simultaneously the worst and also the best?

    Thank you. I mean it. Even though I almost cried.

  2. I’m not dealing well with all of the spoilers today. 

    I’m not dealing well with all of the spoilers today. 

  3. Remember that time it was comic book day at camp and Sylvia dressed as Death? Good times.

  4. Sigh.

  5. Today my baby turns 12. 

    My BABY turns 12. 

    This year will be the first year of her life Aaron and I won’t see her every day. I won’t be at work and have her bop into my office to give me a kiss on the way to the library. I won’t get to listen to her (increasingly amazing) rants about random things on the drive home. We won’t fight about tv or food or baths or whatever it is we crank at each other about. I won’t be able to give her a kiss before bed or snuggle on the couch with her and make her watch some movie from the 80s. 

    Her life is going to be filled with amazing things. She’s going to be surrounded by kids her age. She’s going to have so many interesting things to do. I know school will still be a challenge for her, but she’ll have so much support and consistency and she’ll be at a place where her love of EVERYTHING will be nurtured and appreciated. She’s not going to be bored, that’s for sure. 

    I don’t know what I’ll feel like when she’s gone. I don’t know what she’ll feel like when she’s away. I believe we are doing the right thing. I know she wants it. We’ll take it as it comes.

    Anyway, totally going to post a bunch of pictures of her today, so sorry (not sorry).

  6. They are trying to kill me with cuteness.

  7. GUYS, IT’S SO FAR AWAY………….

    GUYS, IT’S SO FAR AWAY………….

  8. Mithril is feeling me up.

    Mithril is feeling me up.

  9. missambiguous wrote...

    Hello there - I need to vent some Supernatural business for a sec here and who better to vent to... So I am very, very behind with Season 9 and I just watched the mid-season finale and, just, like, um... Kevin. :(

    Oh, Lisa. Yeah. It’s bad. Sylvia is still mad about it. Here. Let me get you some hot chocolate and some tissues…

  10. monkeyfrog replied to your post: “We received the handbook for Sylvia’s school. Under the rules and…”:
    Why won’t you send me to farm school?

    You should be the Farm manager. You’d be awesome! Although, I think the job’s taken for a while.

  11. We received the handbook for Sylvia’s school. Under the rules and guidelines there is a section for “Romantic Relationships.” Basically it says the exploration of “romantic and sexual interest is a normal part of adolescent development,” but discourages exclusive relationships (romantic or otherwise) because it is an obstacle to other aspects of social development.

    Sexual Activity is deemed not age-appropriate and not permitted (of course). I am pleasantly surprised by the gender/orientation neutral language they used. When discussing it, they use the words “couples or potential romantic partners” instead of boys & girls which is pretty awesome.

    They also don’t disallow hair dying or “permanent body art” it just has to be done with the parents and not at school, which makes sense and just seems really rational.

    It’s getting closer and I’m so excited and also so nervous! Ugh.

  12. That’s the one I wanted.

    That’s the one I wanted.

  13. The Sarcästic Umlaüt now has a companion: The Bar of Emphatic Sincerity

    tj:

    Most of you are already familiar with the Sarcastic Umlaut, but I have updated SarcasticUmlaut.com and would like to share it with you:

    What is a Sarcästic Umlaüt?

    Since it’s almost 2013 and we still don’t have a sarcasm font, I recommend the use of “vowel with superfluous umlaut” to indicate sarcasm.

    — TJ Luoma (@tjluoma)
    December 29, 2012

    How should the sarcastic umlaut be used?

    The problem with online communication is that we don’t have a way to convey tone of voice, so if you say to someone:

    Sure, that sounds like a great idea.

    They don’t know that you really think it’s a terrible idea.

    Compare that to this:

    Süre, that sounds like a greät idea.

    Now your meaning is clear.

    But what if people don’t know about it already?

    Well, hopefully a smart, inquiring person might ask.

    If you are on Twitter and want to point people in the right direction, you can reference @sarcasticumlaut at the end of your post, for example:

    Süre, that sounds like a greät idea. @sarcasticumlaut

    or

    I am thrïlled to be filling out my TPS reports on a Saturday. /@sarcasticumlaut

    Twitter will automatically link to the @sarcasticumlaut account so anyone who clicks on it can learn more about it.

    “What is the opposite of the Sarcastic Umlaut?”

    Some people have asked what the opposite of the sarcastic umlaut is, and I finally realized the answer: “the bar of emphatic sincerity.”

    Example:

    You look really good.

    That should be understood as sincere, because there is no sarcastic umlaut. But what if you wanted to make it clear that you were not only being sincere, you were being extremely sincere?

    You look reālly good.

    Or you could say:

    You look really gōōd.

    As with the sarcastic umlaut, you do not need to use the bar (technically, “macron”) over every possible vowel. We’re not animals.

    Thanks

    My thānks to Tim and Lindsay for their help in realizing the need for a companion to the SÜ, as well as for being excellent advocates of it.

    Honorable mention to Tom Bridge who has, I believe, used the SÜ on Twitter more than anyone else besides me!

    I’m waiting for the disappointednerd post that says, “technically, it’s called a “macron””

  14. potjie:

iOS has the best Easter eggs.

Or at some point I got REALLY enthusiastic about my testicles.

    potjie:

    iOS has the best Easter eggs.

    Or at some point I got REALLY enthusiastic about my testicles.

  15. mistaken-4-mature:

It’s a good day to shave… an alpaca or two. (at Maggie’s Barn, Menemsha, MA)

What the hell are you doing up there, Patrick? I knew you helped with a variety of things, but cripes.

    mistaken-4-mature:

    It’s a good day to shave… an alpaca or two. (at Maggie’s Barn, Menemsha, MA)

    What the hell are you doing up there, Patrick? I knew you helped with a variety of things, but cripes.