one stormy night my girlfriend saw what we thought was a dead sparrow below our balcony. he was barely breathing, covered in ants and completely blind.
we brought him home and put him in a box. after spending a night in our bedroom, he woke us up with high pitched tweeting. we tried feeding him, but without any luck, so we placed him on our balcony. he continued tweeting non stop for three hours.
finally, his father found him and started feeding him. he brought his chick huge bugs and bread every 10-15 minutes all day long for two weeks straight.
he was getting bigger every day, but he was still blind. i called a vet, and he told me to try simple eye drops. it worked like a charm! he even started hiding from us behind our flowers. soon, his father started showing him how to fly trough the window.
one day he just left – we knew this day would come eventually. we became really worried because that same night, and for the next few days, there was really stormy weather. however, three days later, he came back and fell asleep in one of our pots.
photos and text by tomas banišauskas
"You either die a hero or live long enough to become a villain."
So I just need to get this off my chest:
For me David Kawena from Lilo and Stitch is the ultimate Disney prince because he is there for Nani AND Lilo and even Stitch despite everything that’s going on in their lives. They’re going through some tough stuff. Their parents die and all of the sudden Nani has to be a mom to her sister who is socially awkward and depressed and that’s hard enough as it is and then she gets her this ‘dog’ and everything gets harder and even though she can’t return David’s feelings he’s still there for them through everything. Even aliens. He’s amazing. I was watching Lilo and Stitch with my niece the other day and I cried watching David go through it all. He is the perfect guy. Like I just get emotional thinking about him.
Imagine if you had someone like David in your life - male or female. You would feel like a prince/princess even if you were living with next to nothing.
David is the ultimate Disney prince - even though he isn’t a Disney prince. He should be considered one.
Disney rant - over.
Reminder that David:
-has no curse to break
-does not have a deadline/ultimatum to find a wife
-has no financial/social gain from being with Nani
-is told 1/4 of the way into the movie that Nani is too busy to worry about dating him AND PROCEEDS TO BE HELPFUL AND SUPPORTIVE ANYWAY.
David’s not a Disney prince because he’s too awesome for that title.
AN ACTUAL NON-IRONIC,NON-SELF DESCRIBING NICE GUY.
A PROPER HUMAN BEING.
Plus he has fancy hair.
And a nice butt.
You really think his hair is fancy?
The last three almost made me cry I don’t know why I just love that people love the movie enough to know this.
Always reblog Lilo & Stitch feels.
I don’t care how many times I re blog this, I can relate to this kid. How come people find autism funny to make fun of? Eg “god he’s an autistic piece of crap.”
Anyways, this kid describes my life through his speech :,) my friends tend to never speak with me in real life and internet (except a few). And this kid is more has more guts than me for standing up in front like that.
Bless this kid. God bless him.
Do you know how big a deal this is people.
This kiddo has Autism. Something that really makes it difficult for someone to use their principle functions. That can and often includes the ability to understand and comprehend Social skills. It doesn’t matter if your high-functioning, low-functioning, or Aspergic, Social Skills are something we are left without growing up and we have to work our asses off to develop those skills to the point where we can be seen as the same. It was something that was so important for me to learn that it became my number one priority. Hell my academic studies often took the back seat to my social studies. It was important to my because I got teased, I got bullied, I would get picked on because they knew they could rile me up and yank my chain. They knew they would get a reaction out of me and they didn’t care how it made me feel. They just wanted to get a laugh at the expense of the weird kid. I was lucky I had at least 1 friend at each school I went to that would stand up for me and help me whenever this happened. I worked so I could fit in, so I could make myself less of a target for the people to pick on. I worked to make myself normal, so I could fit in.
Now think about how absolutely TERRIFYING it is for him to be able to stand up in the middle of his PE class and actually talk about what he’s feeling, and how other people are making him feel. You hear those ‘likes’ he’s sputtering out? That’s his mouth trying to keep up with every little thing that is racing through his mind right now, and let me tell you, we kids who have Autism and Aspergers our minds work considerably faster than the average person’s. This kid is struggling to say what he’s feeling, and he’s struggling hard, but he’s still pushing forward, he’s going to say what he’s feeling and he does. AND THAT IS MOTHERFUCKING AMAZING. I never had that courage myself when I was growing up, I was scared, I was afraid I’d be signaled out, I felt it’d just signal me out even more than I already was. So all I did was listen to the adults and just ‘ignored’ the kids who were bullying me. And in hindsight, I wish I could have gone back and stood up for myself.
What makes me really mad though, is those kids who just sat there laughing. FUCK. THOSE. BRATS. I can tell you with a good deal of certainty that those are the little shits this kid has to deal with. And he knows it too! He acknowledges the fact that those kids are laughing at him, and I can see that anger and frustration that is seated in him, I can see that hurt in his eyes when he says “I see you laughing.” And in my case if I had done what this kid did at that age I would have gone over, and I would have started getting really agitated and running my mouth, but this kid doesn’t, he keeps calm and doesn’t lash out at them and I respect him for that a lot.
This is why it bugs me so often when people on the internet use autism and aspergers as the butt of a joke or as an insult, hell I don’t even know what it’s fucking connotations as an insult are!! But it’s fucking god damn infuriating! This kid has Autism, but you’re only seeing the Autism, you aren’t seeing him. You aren’t understanding that beyond that label is a kid just as unique and varied as any one of your normal friends.
I don’t like writing huge walls of text, but in this case I’m tired of seeing post after post about kids with Autism getting bullied or not getting the help and support they need. I’m finally giving my two cents on this topic and I’m giving every bit of worth those two cents have. I’m tired of seeing this bullying go unchecked, I’m tired of people not seeing kids with autism and needing support and help, rather than time outs and detentions. I’m tired of people throwing the word Autistic around on the internet as some piece of unjustified fucking slander. I’m tired of having to remind myself that my Asperger’s isn’t something to be ashamed of.
Sure, we kids with Autism and Aspergers don’t have the best social skills or control over our emotions. When we get angry we burn our anger really intensely, like a fucking magnesium burn. There’s a reason they’re called meltdowns. But these are skills we can learn, these are things we can develop when we’re given the proper help and support. You know what else? We kids with Autism and Aspergers are really god damn fucking smart! My own IQ is 124! I’m bordering on the upper percentile of the Above Average grade! But the years of teasing and bullying has left me with the shittiest self-esteem that I barely even believe that I am smart! This is what happens when we get bullied and teased incessantly while we grow up, and I am sick to death of it, because I’m in college and I haven’t even escaped this shit on the GODDAMNED INTERNET. I don’t want any other kid to have to go through this. I don’t want to have any other kid make an excuse to go to the bathroom so he can run and hide in the library and cry! I don’t want any other kid to get beat up on the playground just because he wants to play by himself. When I’m a father, I will not fucking tolerate this shit from any other kid. I will stand up for my children when they’re too scared to do so themselves, I will protect them from the kind of shit that has made me feel worthless and retarded.
So watch this video, and understand just how fucking important it really is, and how brave this kid was.
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"Maybe you’re not [heterosexual/homosexual/some kind of allosexual], maybe you’re just [insert love interests name]-sexual"
NO, NO THERE IS AN ACTUAL LEGITIMATE NAME FOR THAT
THERE IS A NAME FOR ONLY BE SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO THOSE YOU HAVE A DEEP EMOTIONAL BOND WITH
"millions of flower petals erupt from a volcano, covering an entire village"
how on earth
what kind of ouran high school host club bullshit is this
This is so important!
I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.
Don’t be me.
This is huge. When I do interviews at the job I hate, if people just shrugged when we ask “do you have questions” i pretty much write them off unless they were a bamf with at least two other areas of the interview.
Trigger warning for discussion of abortion. Right before Christmas 2007, I bought a pregnancy test and found out I was pregnant. I wasn’t scared as much as I felt a bookmark was placed in my life, and the next exciting chapter was about to start. I called my adoptive mother and told her the news. She didn’t yell at me, but told me she was concerned because I wasn’t married, and that it wasn’t god’s will for unwed mothers to keep their children. A week later, she called me back and told me my older sister and her husband wanted to adopt my baby. My sister has three children, all of whom have birth defects, and my mom said that they wanted a “normal child.” I was upset. One, I never said I was considering giving up my child. Two, she had this plan all lined up within a week! Three, she tried to explain to me using the Bible that it would be a sin for me to keep my child because I wasn’t married. Later on during my pregnancy, my boyfriend’s mother wanted to have a baby shower and asked me to tell my family since she had …
I can only say, my church does this too, and while the link demonizes church groups for doing this, there are women out there that believe they should (and some that want to) go full term with their pregnancies.
This is a service provided by a support group for Christian women. If a woman doesn’t know whether she wants to/or can cope with having an unintended pregnancy, SHE NEEDS proffessional advice more than moral religious pressure.
wait i have a pic of my fav comment from Fb
Just a few quick tips in an easy to read format. I felt like sharing my project would be beneficial to the sorry mood I’m in.
Please do not repost.
The dialogue will be placed and inked in after the art is vectorized.
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