This is Japan in a nutshell.  Forget all the crazy stuff with the weird tv programs and the cosplaying—that’s just the outer shell that gets attention because it’s unusual.  This, this is the beauty of the country.  I’ve had little grandmothers chase me down because I dropped my shinkansen tickets.  In amusement parks, the attendants do their upmost to get lost items (usually cardigans or kids’ shoes) back to the owners—before the owners even realize they’d lost said item(s). I’ve had complete strangers not only give my thorough directions but have offered to drive me to the place I needed to go.
It is so, so, so hard to go back to the States after you get the J-treatment. I mean, Japan has its downside (“What is this madness you call pizza???”), but the general attitudes of everyone—even the so-called hardcore yankees (two of whom who, on a blazing summer day, helped me find one of my schools when I was heinously lost in the labyrinth that is the neighborhood in which said school is located)—is the epitome of the mindset that I wish everyone would adopt. Because yelling at people gets you nowhere. And being able to empathize with people kinda helps make this country a really nice place to live in.
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gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

itsraininbritishmen:

cobalt-fallen-angel:

consulting-cannibal:

based on this chat post

i just—

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I will never get tired of this comic. Not now, Not ever.

Sam’s little animated face gives me life

lockedin221b:

candoramity:

You know what I’m grateful for? That they never made movie covers for the Harry Potter books. Can we all just take a moment to appreciate that?

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"I remember the way. I go north to go south, east to go west, back to go forward. And to touch the light I have to pass beneath the shadow.”
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magicteaparties-inwonderland:

perryplat:

phinflynn:

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“Y’see, the first time my Dad kissed my Mom was at a Love Handel concert, and it’s their anniversary -“

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“B to the O-R-I-N-G.”

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“Not yet Ferb.”

i love how he doesn’t say ”no, ferb.”

he says ”not yet.”

as in they were planning to bludgeon him with a mace

Ferb I know what were gonna do today

whitepeoplestealingculture:

White people asking questions about my turban. (Pt.1)

Anonymous asked:
Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|

fishingboatproceeds:

"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."