It never ceases to amaze me how resilient people are.

On Monday, April 15, our small state was struck by tragedy, as the finish line of the Boston Marathon, usually a place for celebration and congratulations, became a scene out of a person’s worse nightmare. In a matter of seconds, a day of happiness, a day to celebrate Massachusetts, became a day that will forever be imprinted in our memories.

All eyes turned to Boston as news slowly filtered out, and social media became the only way for people outside the city to find out if their friends and loved ones were okay, safe, alive. In the midst of all the horror, however, came the stories of the first responders, the brave people who ran towards the chaos as everyone else ran away.

These are the stories I choose to hold onto from Monday. The people who threw away all thoughts of their own safety in order to help others. The runners who finished the Marathon and ran straight to the hospitals to donate blood. The civilians who left the safety of their homes to offer sanctuary to exhausted runners who had nowhere else to turn. When talking about what happened with people outside of the state, these are those are the stories I emphasize. Focus on the good that still exists, and not giving the evil the attention it desires.

These are the stories that deserve to be remembered. When we looked back on this day, remember the tragedy that took place and the lives that were lost. But more importantly, remember that as a community, the people of Boston stood together and stood strong, proving there is, in fact, still good in the world. Even when it doesn’t seem like it.

It seems crazy to think that it’s already been a year.

I wrote the above in a semi-dazed state in the early hours of Thursday morning, April 18, 2014 — three days after the bombing, before the bombers led the police on a hide-speed chase (which would happen roughly twelve hours later, ending early Friday night). I wrote this while I was still trying to process what had happened — that our state, my state, my home, had, in a matter of hours, gone from a sanctuary to a nightmare.

I wrote this for my school paper (of which I was Op/Ed editor at the time), both to process my own thoughts on everything, as well as to remind anyone who read it that despite everything, there was still hope — still a light in this world, in the form of the people who were brave enough to step up after everything went to hell.

So why am I saying all this now? Why am I rehashing a silly Op/Ed a wrote a year ago? Because to me, what I said above still stands. I remember all the horrible things that happened, but more to the point I remember the good that came out of that day, if there could ever be any. The police and the firemen, the soldiers who weren’t even there on duty but dove in anyways, the runners and civilians who helped without any thought — they just did it because they knew it was the right thing to do.

I want to remember the good in the world. Even when it seems to be at its darkest.

RIB AND LUNG INJURIES!!

brams-medical-tutorials:


This is structured terribly but okay here are some things I am going to tell you a lil bit about:

First of all we will talk about simple rib fractures and the ways that they can present. Mentions of blunt trauma vs. penetrating trauma to the thoracic cavity ftw.
Then we will talk about simple and tension pneumothoraxes, which is when your lungs get involved, and how they present, and what you can do to save the lives of your characters.
okay go.

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stephanierps:

acciorpc:

couragemadnessfriendshiplove:

world-shaker:

Want to collaborate on a Google Doc with Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Dickinson, Dickens and Poe? 
Click here. Start typing. Enjoy the hilarity. 
Ninja Update: Wanna see something fun? Mention Shakespeare in a sentence and see what happens. 

Poe kept writing distinctly into my sentences so I wrote ”Edgar, you’re not funny” aND HE BLATANTLY DELETED THE NOT I AM SO DONE WITH THIS ASDFKJL

All of the authors were interrupting me except Charles Dickens. So I wrote “I think Charles Dickens is the best” and literally all the authors started a war to change their name into the Charles Dickens slot.  

I wrote “Emily Dickinson is my favorite,” and Shakespeare added “the fairest lady, with lips like roses,” after her name. And then Emily erased it and changed it to “with a noble air, she holds herself with the utmost grace,” and then Poe erased it and changed the sentence to “Emily Dickinson is not my favorite”……

stephanierps:

acciorpc:

couragemadnessfriendshiplove:

world-shaker:

Want to collaborate on a Google Doc with Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Dostoyevsky, Dickinson, Dickens and Poe? 

Click here. Start typing. Enjoy the hilarity. 

Ninja Update: Wanna see something fun? Mention Shakespeare in a sentence and see what happens. 

Poe kept writing distinctly into my sentences so I wrote ”Edgar, you’re not funny” aND HE BLATANTLY DELETED THE NOT I AM SO DONE WITH THIS ASDFKJL

All of the authors were interrupting me except Charles Dickens. So I wrote “I think Charles Dickens is the best” and literally all the authors started a war to change their name into the Charles Dickens slot.  

I wrote “Emily Dickinson is my favorite,” and Shakespeare added “the fairest lady, with lips like roses,” after her name. And then Emily erased it and changed it to “with a noble air, she holds herself with the utmost grace,” and then Poe erased it and changed the sentence to “Emily Dickinson is not my favorite”……

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thewanderinggod:

I find it kind of
                         { ғυɴɴy }

              I find it kind of 
                                       { ѕαɗ }

The dreams in which I’m
                                              { dying }

                                                  Are the best I’ve ever had

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allgoodthingsflowintothecity:

lumos5001:

aflawedfashion:

The Doctor wouldn’t.  He’d find another way.

and the thing is Moffat is 100% right because regardless of if he called himself “The Doctor” during the Time War he was still the Doctor deep deep down and in the end he saves lives, and he saved his people

"I lack the creativity to imagine characters being forced to make difficult choices, especially since my understanding of said characters is surface-deep at best. Sometimes I think about writing real emotional consequences to things, but then I remember how much easier it would be to avoid consequences whatsoever with some bizarre winding hole-filled plot. I am a professional writer who overcomes difficulty writing a scene by shoving in a contrived loophole so I don’t have to write it. Please punch me in the face."

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napoleonbonerhard:

WHY ARE THESE TOTALLY AWESOME BOX SETS ON MY DASH?

Because, they’re free. Duh.

So yeah, GIVEAWAY! WOOHOO! I’m having a kickass, awesome, fantastic week (and I’m also terrible with keeping money) which is great for you because you can get this super sweet awesome stuff just by sitting in your bedroom. That’s right, all those hours of mindlessly scrolling have finally paid off.

So what the hell do we have here?

There are three separate prizes here

AVENGERS BLU-RAY BOX SET HOLY CHEESE NIPS

Yep, this baby represents my tumblr in the fullest way possible, so of course it would be the first prize available.

This shit costs $186 sweet captain kirk’s nipples that’s awesome

YEAH WELL WAIT FOR THIS

Harry Potter Ultimate Wizard’s Box Set

My love for Harry Potter will never die. Ever. AND IT HAD BETTER NOT FOR YOU, EITHER. If it seems like it’s dying down, little by little - well, I’m sure this box set will make it shit it’s pants with joy.

This baby costs $349 oooh child fan me, I’m gettin’ overwhelmed!

WHO ARE YOU? THE DOCTOR. DOCTOR WHO?

EXACTLY.

The complete Doctor Who series 1-4 box set, oh my lawd.

This includes many extremely beautiful people such as NINE, ROES MINUS DRUGS, TEN JESUS FUCK PERFECTION IS TEN, MARTHA JONES, DONNA FUCKING NOBLE, AND ALSO WILF.

This heartwrenching saga is $139 but it’s okay because I brought a banana to the party

WHAT DO ALL OF THESE HAVE IN COMMON? Why, rules of course:

  • Reblob as many times as you want idgaf
  • Likes don’t count DUH HAVE YOU DONE A GIVEAWAY BEFORE
  • You don’t have to be following me because you will probs unfollow afterwards, but it would be cool if you at least stopped by
  • No giveaway blogs, I mean jesus too much free stuff for paris hilton over here

I will be using a random number generator to figure out the three winners. MAKE SURE YOUR ASK BOX IS OPEN SO THAT I CAN TELL YOU THAT YOU’VE WON. If you win, it will be a surprise which one you get ohohoho

DISCLAIMER: The Avengers and HP box sets will of course be pre-ordered, so it may be quite a while until you receive your winnings. On the other hand, whomever gets the Doctor Who set can liveblog it to make you both super jelly and impatient.

Oh, also:

*~DeAdLiNe*~ The deadline is September 1st to mark the beginning of Hogwarts’ term.

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unicorn-meat-is-too-mainstream:

New York based photographer Stephan Wilkes has managed to capture the passage of time in a single photograph. His “Day to Night” photo series explores the many changes that take place in Stehphan’s beloved city of New York as it transitions from day to night.

  1. The Flatiron
  2. NYC Library
  3. Washington Square Park
  4. The Highline, NYC
  5. Park Avenue
  6. Bethesda Fountain, Central Park
  7. Times Square
  8. Gramercy Park, NYC
  9. Coney Island 
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fandomstuck:

do you ever get so frustrated with a video game that you are no longer rational and you start literally jumping into pits because maybe thats the fucking solution to this bullshit of a dungeon puzzle

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