amethysthesia asked:

I have /absolutely/ been triggered more by the realization that oh gods, X is triggering. The *experience of having* PTSD/anxiety/panic disorders is *itself* traumatic, something which isn't enough discussed. Again, the whole STOP ROMANTICIZING/glamorizing/attention-seeking bit. I see this a lot wrt my invisible physical disability too. I'm not "allowed" to *also* be *additionally* traumatized by my already-harrowing experiences. Isn't it enough attention to just have one thing wrong with me?

stimmyabby answered:

The *experience of having* PTSD/anxiety/panic disorders is *itself* traumatic”

yessss. yes, yes, yes.

that is so succinct and so important. I’ve been trying to find the words for that and… yesssss.

We are not alone. We’re a we.




I would like to submit ‘Murder, Murder’ from JEKYLL & HYDE (1997) for “worst lyrics in the history of musical theatre”

Here are my qualifications: 

He’ll kill us, if we let him!
They’d better go and get him!
I know a way to net him!


Read about the worst two murders!
Much worse than the first two murders!
That makes it murders three and four!
(That makes it murders three and four)

and the worst offense:

To kill outside St. Paul’s
Requires a lotta balls!

jaye my crush was saying the EXACT SAME THING LAST WEEK HOLY MOLY



I think a lot of people have trouble understanding transgender issues because they try to see themselves as trans, but come at it from the wrong direction. i.e. a cis woman tries to understand transness by going, “what if I felt like/wanted to be a man” when she should be approaching it as “what if I, a woman, was so easily mistaken for a man that I had to pretend to be one”,

And I think this is something to keep in mind and to explain away when trying to get these matters across to people who’re new to the idea.



Like or reblog this post if you are someone who someone who is recovering from or surviving destructive therapy can go to for advice or support, who will not tell them they have to go back to treatment or that their therapist knows best, who understands that therapists can be manipulative and abusive and controlling and “getting help” is not always safe.

Not all therapy is destructive. But having grown up with two highly dysfunctional therapists for parents, and having sat down with many others over the years, I can very personally attest to these truths. It sometimes is, and terribly. 


I was shooting heroin and reading “The Fountainhead” in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when a call came in. I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. It was the chief.

“Bad news, detective. We got a situation.”

“What? Is the mayor trying to ban trans fats again?”

“Worse. Somebody just stole four hundred and forty-seven million dollars’ worth of bitcoins.”

The heroin needle practically fell out of my arm. “What kind of monster would do something like that? Bitcoins are the ultimate currency: virtual, anonymous, stateless. They represent true economic freedom, not subject to arbitrary manipulation by any government. Do we have any leads?”

“Not yet. But mark my words: we’re going to figure out who did this and we’re going to take them down … provided someone pays us a fair market rate to do so.”

“Easy, chief,” I said. “Any rate the market offers is, by definition, fair.”

He laughed. “That’s why you’re the best I got, Lisowski. Now you get out there and find those bitcoins.”

“Don’t worry,” I said. “I’m on it.”

I put a quarter in the siren. Ten minutes later, I was on the scene. It was a normal office building, strangled on all sides by public sidewalks. I hopped over them and went inside.

“Home Depot™ Presents the Police!®” I said, flashing my badge and my gun and a small picture of Ron Paul. “Nobody move unless you want to!” They didn’t.

“Now, which one of you punks is going to pay me to investigate this crime?” No one spoke up.

“Come on,” I said. “Don’t you all understand that the protection of private property is the foundation of all personal liberty?”

It didn’t seem like they did.

“Seriously, guys. Without a strong economic motivator, I’m just going to stand here and not solve this case. Cash is fine, but I prefer being paid in gold bullion or autographed Penn Jillette posters.”

Nothing. These people were stonewalling me. It almost seemed like they didn’t care that a fortune in computer money invented to buy drugs was missing.

I figured I could wait them out. I lit several cigarettes indoors. A pregnant lady coughed, and I told her that secondhand smoke is a myth. Just then, a man in glasses made a break for it.

“Subway™ Eat Fresh and Freeze, Scumbag!®” I yelled.

Too late. He was already out the front door. I went after him.

“Stop right there!” I yelled as I ran. He was faster than me because I always try to avoid stepping on public sidewalks. Our country needs a private-sidewalk voucher system, but, thanks to the incestuous interplay between our corrupt federal government and the public-sidewalk lobby, it will never happen.

I was losing him. “Listen, I’ll pay you to stop!” I yelled. “What would you consider an appropriate price point for stopping? I’ll offer you a thirteenth of an ounce of gold and a gently worn ‘Bob Barr ‘08’ extra-large long-sleeved men’s T-shirt!”

He turned. In his hand was a revolver that the Constitution said he had every right to own. He fired at me and missed. I pulled my own gun, put a quarter in it, and fired back. The bullet lodged in a U.S.P.S. mailbox less than a foot from his head. I shot the mailbox again, on purpose.

“All right, all right!” the man yelled, throwing down his weapon. “I give up, cop! I confess: I took the bitcoins.”

“Why’d you do it?” I asked, as I slapped a pair of Oikos™ Greek Yogurt Presents Handcuffs® on the guy.

“Because I was afraid.”


“Afraid of an economic future free from the pernicious meddling of central bankers,” he said. “I’m a central banker.”

I wanted to coldcock the guy. Years ago, a central banker killed my partner. Instead, I shook my head.

“Let this be a message to all your central-banker friends out on the street,” I said. “No matter how many bitcoins you steal, you’ll never take away the dream of an open society based on the principles of personal and economic freedom.”

He nodded, because he knew I was right. Then he swiped his credit card to pay me for arresting him.

(via fishmech)

Stylistic hook or no, does anyone have a more complete record of these absolutely sparkling lost Howard Ashman lyrics? Dat scansion!