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Stop being happy Bofur. It confuses Dwalin!

A Hobbit AU doodles in which Bilbo opens a flower shop next to Blue Mountain Motorcycle Garage. Bofur (who works there) is one of his first customers, buying flowers for his cousin Bifur (who owns the best toy shop in the city). Now Bofur pretty much comes over to chat every morning as Bilbo sets up out front. He also buys flowers to decorate his work space in the garage. It has the added bonus of covering the smell coming from some of the others.

Hopefully more doodles and comics to come! It was fun drawing them as modern humans.

Want more story. Oh yis!!!

ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

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deathisabitch:

elyel:

Lets clear this out! 

Yes, we are the couple from the cat pic, but that story is fake! we didnt write it!
Fortunately the real story is much more happy. Thats why we decided to upload a photo from our families together, our parents and our sisters! We have supportive families that love us and acept us. Is important to us that you share the real story behind this photo because is much more powerful and positive the true story, and we like to spred the positive message that everything always turn out just fine! you dont have to hide this from your family, they just need time to understand. The soon you tell them the soon you stop suffering and the aceptation process begin. 
Love to all of our followers and please share the real story and the positive message that we want to spred!
ElYEl


Aclaremos esto! 

Si! Somos nosotros los de la foto del gato pero esa historia no es real, nosotros no la escribimos!
Afortunadamente la historia real es mucho mas feliz. Es por eso que decidimos subir esta foto de nuestras familias juntos, nuestros padres y hermanas. Tenemos familias que nos apoyan y nos aceptan. Es importante para nosotros que compartas la historia real detrás de esa foto porque es mucho mas poderosa y positiva que la falsa, y queremos esparcir el mensaje positivo de que todo siempre termina saliendo bien! No tenes q esconderles esto a tu familia, ellos solo necesitan tiempo para entenderlo. Mientras mas rápido se los digas mas rápido vas a dejar de sufrir y el proceso de aceptación va a comenzar mas rápido. 
Cariños a todos nuestros seguidores y por favor compartan la historia real y el mensaje positivo que queremos esparcir!
ElyEl

SIGNAL BOOST

Reducing an out of context picture of strangers to inspiration porn is so dehumanizing.

silversarcasm:

[Image: A photo of a toy doll set, it contains a wheelchair, foot cast, crutches and a cane, the box reads “my life as” and at the bottom “wheelchair playset”]

gustyflawless:

gimptips:

lolshtus:

Most Depressing Toy Ever

depressing??

for a lot of children, i’m sure this toy supports self-image and self-esteem. TELL ME WHY THAT’S DEPRESSING

"I just find it so depressing that disabled people exist", and other things people actually say out loud.

What a cool toy. You can teach able-bodied children about disability and if you have a child who is on wheels they now can have a doll who looks like them. 

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