Radiant Shadows

Thinking of my grandfather today who flew for the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War Two. Lest we forget.


~Onwards to Victory~ by Luches

Reason #12758 why my boyfriend is awesome: So im really sick - got a pretty nasty head cold, and i sent him on a tissue-buying mission. He returned with tissues, oranges, orange juice, macadamia chocolate and rasberry iced buns.

I hate Avril Lavigne more than i hate Justin Beiber. Wow. what the fuck did i just watch.  There are 4 people i wouldnt mind strangling just to make them stop making noise: her, him, Miley Cyrus and my psychopathic ex. 

Roses, which appear perfectly black to the naked eye, exist in nature. They grow only in small quantities and only in the tiny village of Halfeti, Turkey.

Although they appear perfectly black, they’re actually a very deep crimson color. Thanks to the unique soil conditions of the region, and the pH levels of the groundwater (that seeps in from the river Euphrates), the roses take on a devilish hue. They bloom dark red during the spring and fade to black during the summer months. (Source)

A friend used to have a Black-red rose bush. it was the most beautiful thing i have ever seen. they also smell like rasberries.



I love when cats decide they love something.

That is a very patient bunny.




Let me clarify something right off the bat; I do not suffer from chronic illness myself. Hence why this is more of a how to care for your friends who have it, rather than what to expect of others if you have it.

I get upset when people get cocky and condescending with my friends who cannot help the condition their body is in. I know these people just don’t understand, but telling someone to “just get up and do something" when their entire body screams in pain is not the way to go at all! Just because the pain isn’t a gaping, bleeding wound for you to see doesn’t mean it’s not there, NOR that it’s not a valid physical pain.

I count myself very, very lucky to be healthy enough to get up every morning and go about my day, and it’s depressing to even myself that it took until I met a dear friend of mine who suffers from chronic illness to realize it. To appreciate it fully. Please, please, be grateful you are able bodied (to varying degrees) and do not coerce those who talk about their pain into doing the things YOU think they SHOULD be able to do.

If someone talks about their pain on their blog, try not to see it as enabling. There will always be people who fake being sick, and maybe the extra info they gather will help them fake better, but there is also a chance someone else who suffers in silence will see those posts and realize that maybe, they too suffer from this illness people talk so little about. And this is what is important.

Last but not least— I wish I could give you some of my spoons, AJ ;v;

This is what’s been happening to me these past few months.

i use the spoon metaphor to explain what it’s like to everyone. Bless this post. 








Rape Escape

  • Easy and very effective
  • Requires nothing but your body
  • Includes attack

Very useful to know, pass and share please.

Worth watching

I don’t mean to impose a personal favour on you guys, but I really would like to ask that everyone who follows me reblog this. 

I don’t think I made it very clear but last month I was sexually assaulted by someone who I thought was my friend (I don’t want to talk about it don’t ask), and it’s… really fucked with my head. 

Had I known this a month ago I would have been able to get away

So, essentially, I’m really pleading with you to reblog this so everyone who follows you doesn’t get stuck in the same position I was with no way out. 

I mean again I don’t want the point of this to be my sob story or whatever but if you could reblog this it would seriously mean a lot 

Please reblog.

Seriously anyone who sees this should reblog.  

This is totally worth the time it takes to watch.