"Even if thou stretch out thy hand against me to kill me, I shall not stretch out my hand against thee to kill thee, lo! I fear Allah, the Lord of the Worlds."
- Qur’an Surah Al-Ma’idah [5:28]
Now that Ramadan is over, we were finally able to have breakfast again during the day. So I made a nice breakfast ‘Kurdish’ style (meaning: having LOTS of options!) with some Kurdish food like Tahin and Jaji, but also with stuff like my beloved Dutch cheese and peanut butter.
To all those that are celebrating Suikerfeest/Sugar Feast/Eid al-Fitr I want to congratulate you and wish you an awesome day (also if you’re not Muslim, but just joining in for the fun with friends)! Eid Mubarak!
Doctor Who Fest: Day 7
↳ Favourite TARDIS Decor: Nine’s/Ten’s TARDIS (The Coral TARDIS)
“There’s a destructive urge in people, the urge to rage, murder and kill. And until all of humanity, without exception, undergoes a metamorphosis, wars will continue to be waged, and everything that has been carefully built up, cultivated and grown will be cut down and destroyed, only to start all over again!”
― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
I don’t have anyone that introduced me to Doctor Who, I found it by myself one day during the darkest period in my life, just when the new series started with Christopher Eccleston. Because of some bad stuff that happened during my puberty and early adolescence, I had been sinking deeper and deeper into a depression without even realising it and around 2005/2006 I had reached my lowest point. In the end, all I did was eat, sleep, go to school and repeat that pattern like a robot, day after day. I couldn’t get excited about stuff anymore, which is the worst for a geek/nerd/fangirl like myself, who used to love geeking out over things.
However, slowly, I started to get invested in the show and the words and actions of the Doctor always cheered me up. His kindness, compassion, bravery, heroism and wisdom started chiseling away at the wall built around my heart and helped me free up my emotions again.
I reached out and started talking to a psychologist and began the fight to get better again. I’m still fighting that battle, but I’m getting better, day by day. I’m also able to get excited by stuff again, which I’m so thankful for! I’m discovering all kinds of books, movies, tv series, music and other awesome stuff I missed out on in the past 10 years because my mind was too clouded with depression back then.
No matter all the awesome geeky/nerdy things of this past decade I’m catching up on, Doctor Who will always be number one for me. So I want to say thank you so very much to Doctor Who and to The Doctor for helping me take that first step! Like Vincent says: Your kindness (was and) is most welcome!
"The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life."
Posted it a while back, but since it’s #NewToWho week I thought I’d reblog it. This is the story of how my depression died (slight paraphrase)…
Okay, so I need a little help from my (I think Dutch?) followers if that’s okay? So a couple of days ago one of you reblogged a post with a picture of a Sherlock cosplay on a seesaw (wip in Dutch) by himself. Directly under that, the same person reblogged a drawing of the same scenario: Sherlock by himself on a seesaw/wip and I think both of them were accompanied by something like the “I don’t have friends” quote. I’m looking for that drawing, but I cannot for the life of me find it again. If you reblogged it or at least know who did, could you please help me out here?
This is me today!
So I’ve been playing Neopets on and off again for the past 13 years (the Uni is still my original pet!) and I decided to have them dress up to support my country in the World Cup… Go Netherlands!
This is my little Purple Book of Awesomeness. When I’m feeling down, for whatever reason, I’ll go and look for a quote that fits the situation and read it over and over again until I’m feeling a bit better. As I find new inspiring quotes, I’ll keep adding them to this book.
This is what happens when Ramadan and the World Cup collide. The Netherland’s match began at 22h and we were allowed to eat at 22.05h. So I’m watching the match and eating some snacks for dinner at the moment.
All the marvel art I did for the Draw Yourself Challenge so far! I thought I’d put them in one post c:
To clarify the art:
- I am a muslim girl who wears the hijab and prefers to wear long/loose things that go below the butt
Reblogging again because i just added Stark and Banner~
There was a new fabric at Spoonflower, so you could order a free test swatch to try it out. I used the fandom design I made for myself recently (using the fandom flags from fandom-mused-fandom-games). It turned out awesome! Now I only need to think about what I’m gonna do with it. Any ideas?