queerascat:

just got my first binders in the mail! god, was it difficult getting into the first one…. are my shoulders unusually broad or something??

anyway, after managing to get it on i was fine wearing it for the first 15mins but now… omg.

BREATHING
IS SO
HARD x_x;;

i’m wondering if i got a size too small…. how can i tell?

Sizewise, how did your measurements (i.e. chest circumference) compare to the ones listed wherever you bought it? If you were near a size boundary and are having discomfort breathing, you should consider a size up - breathing difficulties are no fun :(

if it’s a pullover binder, I’ve heard those are hella hard to get on, just because they’re designed to be tight on your chest which is much narrower than your sholders, so they don’t stretch that wide well

The ones I’ve have had were all adjustable with a velcro tab on the side, so I can’t speak for pullovers, but generally they feel right when they’re tight enough that you feel pressure but can still take deep breaths easily. If you have trouble breathing or start getting shoulder aches, it’s probably too small/too tight.

You can try shifting to lower “belly breathing” rather than “chest breathing”, but if it’s causing trouble it might be worth trying a size up - a too tight binder can cause bruises, or even fluid buildup in the lungs, so be careful and take it off if you have significant discomfort.

theletteraesc:

fourteenacross:

lyndraws:

dads snuggling with chubby freckled babbs (◡ ‿ ◡ ✿)

David won’t sleep when the rest of them are awake.
That’s not entirely true. He tires himself out of course. At three months old, he can’t keep going as long as he’d like, but that doesn’t mean he won’t try. He’s incredibly social for a baby, his wide blue eyes always following them around the room, tracking conversations, trying to be a part of things. It’s sweet, Erik thinks—he even babbles at them while they’re talking, like he’s trying to join in, though he’s reacting to the sound of their voices more than anything, and shrieks with delight when something pleases him. That makes Charles happiest of all. He’d been worried since the start, trying to walk the line between embracing David’s telepathy while nurturing his language skills as well, and Charles doesn’t have to do more than smile for Erik to know what a relief he finds it that David vocalizes with them, even if he’s too little to have any comprehension of what they’re saying or for his baby talk to have any real meaning.
Still, as endearing as it is to watch him watch them, it very quickly leads to a cranky baby or a cranky three year old or cranky parents or, more than likely, all three. They’ve gotten used to stealing naps where they can get them, trading off herding the kids and five minutes of sleep on the couch.
Today, though, Charles has announced that they’re all going to sit together. Quiet time, Charles calls it, and Erik is skeptical, but once Charles moves from the wheelchair to the couch and wedges himself into the corner, Lorna doesn’t hesitate to abandon her toys to join him, scampering up into his lap.
"Are you going to read a story, Dada?" she asks, which is a fair question. This does tend to be where Charles sits when he reads her stories.
"We’re going to listen to someone else read all of us a story," Charles says.
"Daddy and Davey too?" she asks.
"Daddy and Davey too," Charles confirms, and gives Erik a Look. Erik shrugs and does one more circuit around the room with David, who’s struggling to keep his eyes open but refuses to give into his nap, and then sits down on the other side of the couch. Charles reaches across and hooks two fingers into his belt to pull him closer. Erik takes the hint and slides closer until he’s pressed up against Charles’ side. David is still curled up against his chest, blinking sleepily at Lorna and Charles, and Lorna strokes his hair with almost comical gentleness.
"He has so much hair," Charles murmurs.
"Did I have that much hair when I was a baby?" Lorna asks, peering up at Charles.
"You didn’t," Charles says. "You had very, very pale blonde hair. It was almost white and just peachfuzz on your head." He strokes her hair for emphasis, long and green and curling at the ends, an indicator that she carries the x-gene sequences, even if she has yet to manifest any specific abilities or physical alterations. "And then when you started to get older, it started coming in thicker and green."
Lorna yawns loudly, and instead of covering her mouth, presses her whole face into Charles’ shoulder.
"Green is best," she says. "You said there was a story."
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*melts*

theletteraesc:

fourteenacross:

lyndraws:

dads snuggling with chubby freckled babbs (◡ ‿ ◡ ✿)

David won’t sleep when the rest of them are awake.

That’s not entirely true. He tires himself out of course. At three months old, he can’t keep going as long as he’d like, but that doesn’t mean he won’t try. He’s incredibly social for a baby, his wide blue eyes always following them around the room, tracking conversations, trying to be a part of things. It’s sweet, Erik thinks—he even babbles at them while they’re talking, like he’s trying to join in, though he’s reacting to the sound of their voices more than anything, and shrieks with delight when something pleases him. That makes Charles happiest of all. He’d been worried since the start, trying to walk the line between embracing David’s telepathy while nurturing his language skills as well, and Charles doesn’t have to do more than smile for Erik to know what a relief he finds it that David vocalizes with them, even if he’s too little to have any comprehension of what they’re saying or for his baby talk to have any real meaning.

Still, as endearing as it is to watch him watch them, it very quickly leads to a cranky baby or a cranky three year old or cranky parents or, more than likely, all three. They’ve gotten used to stealing naps where they can get them, trading off herding the kids and five minutes of sleep on the couch.

Today, though, Charles has announced that they’re all going to sit together. Quiet time, Charles calls it, and Erik is skeptical, but once Charles moves from the wheelchair to the couch and wedges himself into the corner, Lorna doesn’t hesitate to abandon her toys to join him, scampering up into his lap.

"Are you going to read a story, Dada?" she asks, which is a fair question. This does tend to be where Charles sits when he reads her stories.

"We’re going to listen to someone else read all of us a story," Charles says.

"Daddy and Davey too?" she asks.

"Daddy and Davey too," Charles confirms, and gives Erik a Look. Erik shrugs and does one more circuit around the room with David, who’s struggling to keep his eyes open but refuses to give into his nap, and then sits down on the other side of the couch. Charles reaches across and hooks two fingers into his belt to pull him closer. Erik takes the hint and slides closer until he’s pressed up against Charles’ side. David is still curled up against his chest, blinking sleepily at Lorna and Charles, and Lorna strokes his hair with almost comical gentleness.

"He has so much hair," Charles murmurs.

"Did I have that much hair when I was a baby?" Lorna asks, peering up at Charles.

"You didn’t," Charles says. "You had very, very pale blonde hair. It was almost white and just peachfuzz on your head." He strokes her hair for emphasis, long and green and curling at the ends, an indicator that she carries the x-gene sequences, even if she has yet to manifest any specific abilities or physical alterations. "And then when you started to get older, it started coming in thicker and green."

Lorna yawns loudly, and instead of covering her mouth, presses her whole face into Charles’ shoulder.

"Green is best," she says. "You said there was a story."

Read More

*melts*

(via pangeasplits)

wild-lion:

i think my saddest moment as an Australian was finding out that the rest of the world doesn’t say “never eat soggy weetbix” to figure out the order of the compass

I do “never eat sour whales”. Not sure where exactly that came from though. (Other people I know do “Never Eat Soggy Waffles” which is closer)

(Source: annnica, via blackdogrunning)

redspacecos:

Deerstalkpictures made my day when they uploaded this -> Kill La Kill - Nudist Beach 

(via love-of-krye)

steendraws:

My second entry for Month of Love!  This week’s theme was favorite love story and I gotta say, it was too hard to pick just one out of the twenty some-odd that I came up with.
I always come back to the knight/noble lady trope because I’m cheesy and it’s the best.  It’s also a Valentine’s Day image for m’lady (hah) and I because I call her that so often.
Ink and digital.

steendraws:

My second entry for Month of Love!  This week’s theme was favorite love story and I gotta say, it was too hard to pick just one out of the twenty some-odd that I came up with.

I always come back to the knight/noble lady trope because I’m cheesy and it’s the best.  It’s also a Valentine’s Day image for m’lady (hah) and I because I call her that so often.

Ink and digital.

(via liesonthefloordramatically)

babybutta:

dmolech:

I did a thing for a contest and I think it turned out pretty durn cute

Well I hope you fucking win because this is a win!

babybutta:

dmolech:

I did a thing for a contest and I think it turned out pretty durn cute

Well I hope you fucking win because this is a win!

(via crevangrietje)

Hey look I made a….something. Looks gourmet anyway.

Hey look I made a….something. Looks gourmet anyway.

Question: Do some people actually sleep in bras?

I keep seeing articles debating whether or not it’s good to wear bras 24/7 but like why would people even be doing that in the first place? What am I missing here?

Breakfast for dinner at midnight is the best kind of breakfast

Breakfast for dinner at midnight is the best kind of breakfast

womanaconda:

smegolas:

bluebirdsandink:

Was anyone else a little bit disappointed that the kick ass Lady Counsel Member turned out to be Natasha? Still love Natasha, but for a few glorious seconds, it was awesome to see an older woman come out of nowhere to kick ass. 

Oh hell yes.  For one glorious moment this movie was going to be the utter best thing ever made.  And then…. well it was still cool but such a disappointment we didn’t get unexpected kick ass over 40 woman. 

Did we ever even find out what happened to the counsel member?

#the directors confirmed that she’s alive and well #but YES #I FELT THE SAME WAY (thescentofwhiteroses)

def agree with you all there!

I was wondering, though, about the other asian council member guy who pulls a gun later to back her up: is he also a secret agent plant in costume or just a very well prepared council member?

(via ikeracity)

theweniswarmer:

demiaoba:

WELCOME TO ELECTROSWING HELL - jazzy, trip-hoppy, electroswingy mix
Pepper Steak Alias Conrad Coldwood || Booty Swing Parov Stelar || That Man Caro Emerald || Dixie Biscuit Tape Five (ft. Henrik Wager) || Why Don’t You Gramophonedzie || Brotherswing Caravan Palace || Fel Del Av Gården Movits! || Washington Square The Correspondents || Sweet Sugar Swing Lyre Le Temps || Get A Move On Mr. Scruff || Mr. Joe’s Café Odjbox || Delight Jamie Berry (ft. Octavia Rose) || Crazy In Love Swing Republic || I’ve Got That Tune Chinese Man || Moriarty Boogie Belgique
listen

HELL YEAH HELL YEAH HELL YEAH

theweniswarmer:

demiaoba:

WELCOME TO ELECTROSWING HELL - jazzy, trip-hoppy, electroswingy mix

Pepper Steak Alias Conrad Coldwood || Booty Swing Parov Stelar || That Man Caro Emerald || Dixie Biscuit Tape Five (ft. Henrik Wager) || Why Don’t You Gramophonedzie || Brotherswing Caravan Palace || Fel Del Av Gården Movits! || Washington Square The Correspondents || Sweet Sugar Swing Lyre Le Temps || Get A Move On Mr. Scruff || Mr. Joe’s Café Odjbox || Delight Jamie Berry (ft. Octavia Rose) || Crazy In Love Swing Republic || I’ve Got That Tune Chinese Man || Moriarty Boogie Belgique

listen

HELL YEAH HELL YEAH HELL YEAH

(Source: americhus, via epochryphal)

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:


this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

more information: while the data is from the Florida Department of Justice, the actual graph was made by a staff person at reuters (who should know better).
The creator claims it was 'personal preference' inspired by this graphic: 

I’m putting this one down to extreme stupidity and lack of graphic design sensibilities, not necessarily deliberate deceit. 
(I tend to stand by the idea that malice should not be assumed when events are better explained by simple incompetence)
The main problem with the reuters graph is this: they invert the numbers, but they don’t chance the location of the labels (whereas in the other graphic, the placement of the axis labels at the top are a clear indication that the graph is inverted, which avoids the confusion caused by the original reuters chart.).
In addition, the bar graph format in the Iraq graph is much clearer than the reuters line plot because no one makes bar graphs with white bars, so it’s clear the colored bars are the indicators to be examined. On the other hand, white under line graphs is not unusual, so the graph again fails to intuitively signal that it’s an inverted graph.
Looking at both images together, it’s easy to see the inspiration, but the reuters attempted copy I think failed to understand all the details that went into making the original graph work.

amischiefofmice:

orfs:

averyterrible:

thisplaceisdespair:

flatluigi:

stormingtheivory:

So can we talk about the absolutely stunning duplicity going on here?

holy shit

ok, why the fuck is the graph upside down. that is incredibly misleading

Because its from the Florida Department of Justice, and they have a mandate here.

for those who have trouble inverting it in their head, ftfy:

image

this is some of the most blatant twisting of info i have ever seen holy shit

more information: while the data is from the Florida Department of Justice, the actual graph was made by a staff person at reuters (who should know better).

The creator claims it was 'personal preference' inspired by this graphic: 

I’m putting this one down to extreme stupidity and lack of graphic design sensibilities, not necessarily deliberate deceit. 

(I tend to stand by the idea that malice should not be assumed when events are better explained by simple incompetence)

The main problem with the reuters graph is this: they invert the numbers, but they don’t chance the location of the labels (whereas in the other graphic, the placement of the axis labels at the top are a clear indication that the graph is inverted, which avoids the confusion caused by the original reuters chart.).

In addition, the bar graph format in the Iraq graph is much clearer than the reuters line plot because no one makes bar graphs with white bars, so it’s clear the colored bars are the indicators to be examined. On the other hand, white under line graphs is not unusual, so the graph again fails to intuitively signal that it’s an inverted graph.

Looking at both images together, it’s easy to see the inspiration, but the reuters attempted copy I think failed to understand all the details that went into making the original graph work.

(via danfreakindavis)

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