Curious Kitty

*early 2000’s runway music playing in the distance*


*early 2000’s runway music playing in the distance*

"It’s the same as always. You run ahead, while I clean up after you"

ask children before you touch them



  • ask children before you hug them
  • ask children before you pick them up
  • if moving a child is unavoidable for their safety, at least warn them first and explain afterwards
  • this applies to disabled children
  • this applies to non- or pre-verbal children, since words are not the only kind of consent or language
  • treat a child as you wish people had treated you

children are people. they will remember you violating their boundaries for their whole lives and it will irreparably damage how they view their worth as people.

don’t teach your kids that they should unquestioningly accept touch no matter what. teach them they deserve respect.

this is a really on-point post. My youngest went through a phase of refusing to hug people and my parents were like, “she’s being rude” etc and i was like “buuut isn’t this actually a fantastic thing for a child esp for a little girl, to be able to tell people NO and assert her own boundaries even if it means risking disapproval??” like really it was awesome and im so proud of her. And really, you can have all the conversations about safety and abuse but the absolute best way to teach your kids about consent is to model it and show them with your own actions that their bodies are their own and NO ONE ELSE, including their family, are entitled to it.

Depression does not always mean
Beautiful girls shattering at the wrists
A glorified, heroic battle for your sanity
Or mothers that never got the chance to say good-bye

Sometimes depression means
Not getting out of bed for three days
Because your feet refuse to believe
That they will not shatter upon impact with the floor

Sometimes depression means
That summoning the willpower
To go downstairs and do the laundry
Is the most impressive thing you accomplish that week

Sometimes depression means
Lying on the floor staring at the ceiling for hours
Because you cannot convince your body
That it is capable of movement

Sometimes depression means
Not being able to write for weeks
Because the only words you have to offer the world
Are trapped and drowning and I swear to God I’m trying

Sometimes depression means
That every single bone in your body aches
But you have to keep going through the motions
Because you are not allowed to call in to work depressed

Sometimes depression means
Ignoring every phone call for an entire month
Because yes, they have the right number
But you’re not the person they’re looking for, not anymore

by “Alexandra” Tilton, NH (Teen Ink: November 2013 Issue)

This is so sad

(via xwhatever-nevermindx)

Unfortunately accurate.

(via elementalsight)


OKAY THIS IS FOR teenidolevilking and anyone else who loves kurapika and wants kurapika merch! here are some of the items we can get for a reasonable price:

  • banpresto ichiban kuji figure: $42/25.30 GBP
  • poseable figma: $35/21.10 GBP
  • acrylic keychain (released september 25): $12/7.25 GBP
  • small banpresto ichiban kuji (red eyes alternate) figure:  $17.50/10.60 GBP
  • dot-eyed plush: $25/15.10 GBP
  • small keychain plush: $14/8.50 GBP
  • kurapika’s weapon: $25/15.10 GBP
  • bento box: $14/8.50 GBP
Gotoh loved Killua like a son. Canary distracted Amane so Killua could get his own way. Tsubone was willing to sacrifice her job and her life because she unwittingly ruined Killua's mission even though it wasn't her fault. Don't you think it's interesting how fiercely loyal the Zoldyck butlers are to Killua? It makes me wonder how it happened. Just how and when they decided they loved this kid and thought he deserved to get anything he wanted from life. (Cue the headcanons lol)


OH MY GOSH. I have a certain place in my heart reserved for the Zoldyck butlers. I feel like they are all “good” people who just got mixed up with the “wrong” family, or so they thought. They’ve all (besides Canary) likely been working there before the children were even born, and had to watch as the likes of Illumi and Milluki were made pliant and easily bent into the world of death. I can imagine Gotoh offering a Illumi a handkerchief or something to wipe off the blood after one of Illumi’s (likely TERRIBLE) “training/torture” sessions, and Illumi just looking up at him with glazed eyes and asking, “Who are you?”

The guilt lasts, and the kids keep coming. Milluki’s training isn’t as horrifying as Illumi’s but he doesn’t really care about life and death and the worth each holds. He looks a bit lonely, though, and Gotoh wordlessly leaves a bag of potato chips and a game console in his room one night. Milluki never says thank you. When his parents find out, they don’t care, so long as all the games have killing.

Killua, though, is different. All the butlers can tell immediately. He’s this little shining light, bright and smiling from the start. The butlers aren’t really allowed to interact with the children unless they initiate it first— which is why Illumi/Milluki never really formed a bond with any of the butlers. But Killua is a bit special. When he’s still a baby, standing guard, and tugs on his leg, grinning. There’s a coin in Gotoh’s hand that catches his eye and Gotoh notices, and flips it mid-air. Killua giggles and chants “Again, again!” and they spend the whole afternoon doing coin-tricks in the yard.

Killua’s first kill happens when he is three years old. It’s a small, pearl-furred housecat. He kills it with prodigious ease but he cries about it for hours on end. The blood on his hands scares him. The cat won’t wake up anymore. Why won’t it play? Did he do this? His parents are furious about this weakness, Zeno casually throws in, well, he did kill it, that should be enough, and Tsubone gently pats poor Master Killua’s head for a “Job well done” but she feels somewhat guilty. Gotoh comes to the rescue and says, “I’ll take care of it.” 

The Zoldycks think he’s gonna punish him, and say go ahead. Gotoh carries little Killua to his quarters, and shows him more coin-tricks. Killua gradually begins to brighten up, and then Gotoh tosses a coin to his hand, and he catches it, confused. Gotoh peels open one of the coins in his hands — it’s a chocolate coin! Mesmerized, Killua does the same. Gotoh puts the coin in his mouth and eats. Killua does the same with his.

Thus, a chocolate addiction is born.

(OOC: I LOVE KILLUA AND GOTOH OH MY GOD I-I… I bet there are lots of taboos in the Zoldyck family, especially phrases like I love you. Killua tells Gotoh this when he is five years old, for the first and last time. Gotoh turns away because there’s a tear in his eye.)

The butlers watch as Killua begins to grow close to his younger siblings and take care of them. Even though he’s a prodigy with death, he has this love for life that no one can crush. He is always friendly with all the butlers, and he has this yearning to him. He likes living people more than dead people. He likes people, in general. When he asks to be friends with Canary, it’s the first time anyone has ever shown any interest in her — she grew up a child worthless in Meteor City, always having to earn her keep. But Killua — this little, tiny kid— just wanted to befriend her.

But that couldn’t happen.

She would still do anything for him, though.

BASICALLY THE ZOLDYCK BUTLERS ALL LOVE KILLUA. He is their shining light, their hope for the Zoldyck family. Maybe he can make a change. Against all odds, he grew into the person he is now. It gave them hope for themselves, too.

Please give the kid a break: A photoset of Killua Zoldycks’ faces

Please give the kid a break: A photoset of Killua Zoldycks’ faces


*pulls up to your house on prom night*


are you ready to go, babe? tonight’s going to be magical.


ugh did my best but

AU: Keiko and the girls are the badass main characters of the series and kicking ass!

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my four-part harmony cover of Make Her A Member Of The Midnight Crew. i finally recorded all the parts in a studio and i’m really happy with how it came out!



all the midnight crew are girls btw