Visions in Shades of Frost

last-snowfall:

geardrops:

swanjolras:

out of all the aspects of millennial-bashing, i think the one that most confuses me is the “millennials all got trophies as a kid, so now they’re all self-centered narcissists” theory

like— kids are pretty smart, y’all. they can see that every kid on the team gets a trophy and is told they did a good job; they can also see that not every kid on the team deserves a trophy, and not everyone did do a good job

the logical conclusion to draw from this is not “i’m great and i deserve praise”— it’s “no matter how mediocre i am, people will still praise me to make me feel better, so i can’t trust any compliments or accolades i receive”

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

where did this whole “ugh millennials think their so-so work is super great” thing even come from it is a goddamn mystery

what fucking kills me is, yeah, maybe we got the trophies, but who gave them out

this is not a recipe for overconfidence and narcissism. it is a recipe for constant self-guessing, low self-esteem, and a distrust of one’s own abilities and skills.

Which is pretty much what mental health practitioners observe happening.

It’s also what I observed happening as a singing teacher: the older kids literally would not believe a positive word I said until I had proved I would tell them they screwed up/had done badly/etc. I did so in as useful a way as possible (“So this passage. We really need to work on this passage. A lot. This passage is not good yet.”), but with almost every adolescent I taught I had to prove I would give them straight-up criticism before they would parse my praise as anything other than meaningless “the grownups always do this” noise.

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Sif Week - Day 3: Sif the Warrior
My heart has no place in this. I have orders.
villainyforbeginners:

decided to colour today’s doodle. idk how they’re planning to make thor unworthy but i’m really hoping it involves demonic possession/non-consensual soul deprivation of some kind and thor goes around swinging a breiðöx, stripped of his morality and his shirt, doing terrible terrible things.

villainyforbeginners:

decided to colour today’s doodle. idk how they’re planning to make thor unworthy but i’m really hoping it involves demonic possession/non-consensual soul deprivation of some kind and thor goes around swinging a breiðöx, stripped of his morality and his shirt, doing terrible terrible things.

So what? You failed your finals. You gained some weight. So what? You’re single again. You lost your job. So what? What now? You live. You try again. That’s what.
(via suspnd)
juliawertz:

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juliawertz:

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cedreau:

Just something that happened to me at a convention a while ago that stuck with me, and finally decided to doodle after reading Gingerhaze’s recent post.
I’ve had the incredible luck of living in a city where women in comic shops, whether they’re behind the counter or are customers themselves, isn’t uncommon. But I know that that isn’t true for everyone. There’s a great list going around tumblr of safe spaces for comic fans and I highly encourage you to find one near you and pick up a comic or two, or even a copy of Ms. Marvel #1 (PS: I REALLY LIKED IT).

cedreau:

Just something that happened to me at a convention a while ago that stuck with me, and finally decided to doodle after reading Gingerhaze’s recent post.

I’ve had the incredible luck of living in a city where women in comic shops, whether they’re behind the counter or are customers themselves, isn’t uncommon. But I know that that isn’t true for everyone. There’s a great list going around tumblr of safe spaces for comic fans and I highly encourage you to find one near you and pick up a comic or two, or even a copy of Ms. Marvel #1 (PS: I REALLY LIKED IT).