• Question: Do/have any of you lived on base? If so what is it like? Do you prefer on or off base living? - Anonymous
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    i personally have not lived in base.. but every milso that i have talked to has told me that they prefer living off base because it’s your place, you know? as far as what my husband has told me, if you live on base, you dont get marriage pay.

    personally, i would prefer to live off base because while youre on base, there are rules you have to follow.

    — Samantha 


    Let me try and clear this up a bit. What “rules” is everyone talking about? Seriously? Besides keeping up with your lawn appearance, there are hardly any “rules” to follow.

    You have to keep quiet in any place you have if you have neighbors (curtesy). If you’re underage, you can’t drink and that’s everywhere- on or off base. There are no weird, or super strict rules I have ever heard of for living on base. Some bases have a pet limit, where as any apartment off base may have those, too.

    Some great benefits on living on base is security, better chances of getting a house versus just a one bedroom apartment or whatever, and the community is willing to help you out.
    Some argue that living on base is too close to work, and I guess I could see that. However, we’re saving on gas and time by being so close. We haven’t lost our identity by living on base and we’ve met a lot of great people.

    I just don’t see why everyone knocks on living on base. We a four bedroom house on base and there’s only two of us. Everything is included: gas, water, electricity, garbage… It’s pretty fantastic! They have a lot of newer homes being built on base, too! Some of my friends have gotten brand new housing! And let me tell you, it’s SO NICE.

    So. To each their own. I guess I just wanted to throw out my experience 😁


    I’ve never lived on base, because my husband isn’t active, but I’ve seen very few people who have had positive experiences living on base. So, merp.

    I wanna know why they had such a bad experience though. No one has ever wrote on why. They just say, “I hated it.”


    We lived on base and for the most part it was fine. The biggest issue I had was with the company Balford Beatty or how ever you spell it. They told us they never received our BAH even though they took it, so we had to pay $1200 out of pocket every month until we got it straightened out. They also charged us an arm and a leg when we moved out.
    So, it wasn’t terrible terrible. The wives on that base were insane tho. Like, I got some stories..

    BBC owns housing out here, too. You find crazies anywhere. On or off base. Out here the rates for living off base is so ridiculous. But. Idk. So far Beatty hasn’t fucked us over.

    Our neighbors never come outside so. I don’t know anyone lol

    Yeah, here the bah is a little over 1400, so finding a place off base isn’t hard. I’m a little worried for when we move to Bremerton since it drops 300 but the prices are the same, but the waiting list for base is so long that we would never make it

    I love living off post. There is always something going on with construction on JBLM or water getting shut off. At Irwin over the summer, they shut the electric off for an entire day. A lot of houses have mold issues. Security is kind of hit or miss. We had arsonists burning down post housing last year and a serial rapist. Teens like to go around stealing shit…

    We rent a two story 2 bd/1 ba townhouse in one of the safest areas near post, with a fireplace, hardwood floors, and all bills included for $300 less than BAH so we “make” money. It’s pretty sweet.

    If you’re an officer there’s less housing available and you might get put in an enlisted part of the housing area which gets awkward real fast.

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fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3

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Do you know what I like the most here? They’re women and they ARE NOT wearing super sexualized leather clothes or posing in impossible ways.

And, of course, the Captain America 40’s hair.

this is perfect.

THIS is how you do genderbends. There is NO reason to sexualize their costumes or their poses unless you’re going for a porn thing (perfectly acceptable). The only costume that’s really been changed at all is Bruce’s and all they’ve really done is exchanged the pants for a pencil skirt. Not a mini-skirt. A pencil skirt.

Also the fact that Nat’s costume is completely unchanged on the male version just goes to show how little the original is sexualized, despite what people think. It’s figure-hugging, yes. So is Cap’s, so is Clint’s, so is Tony’s for that matter. Hulk strips down to a pair of ripped shorts, for christ’s sake. It looks like her butt is emphasized because Scarlett happens to have a bangin’ ass that looks good in a cat-suit. If she had a flat butt, it would look flat.

Okay, I’m done.

This is abso-fucking-lutely brilliant. Especially everyone’s hair. 

The decision to keep Fury bald is just amazing. One thing about super-ladies that really bothers me is that they always have this mass of hair that is just begging to be grabbed by some assailant or getting in their face. Lady Thor’s braids are also fantastic, very true to Norse tradition, and Lady Tony’s hair is perfect.


This is stupidly hot.

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gay ships are yay shipsi mean come on, can’t you see nine going in for the kiss.


gay ships are yay ships

i mean come on, can’t you see nine going in for the kiss.

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This is so important I can’t even put it into words. 

Not all Christians are closed minded assholes.

Not all Muslims are terrorists.

Not all atheists are anti-religion jerks.



Religion or lack of does not equal having good ethics or having bad ethics.

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"That’s the problem with putting others first; you’ve taught them you come second."


read that, again. 

things I need to beat into my brain

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"Let’s assume your relationship is a refrigerator. One day, a problem arises in your relationship—the refrigerator quits working. […] There are a few things you can do at this point, once you’ve mopped up the mess and scraped the remains of last night’s lunch out of the fridge. One solution is to fix the refrigerator; another is to replace it. A third solution is to leave the refrigerator exactly where it is and change your life around the problem—“From this day forward, I will bring no frozen or refrigerated foods into this house.” In the poly community, the last option is the one most people choose.

…The problem is still there. The root has not been touched. The broken refrigerator is still sitting in the corner, dripping water. You haven’t actually dealt with the underlying causes at all; you haven’t addressed the insecurity or fear of loss or fear of being replaced; you’ve just “solved” the problem by shielding yourself from situations that might make you address it. You’ve “solved” the broken refrigerator by passing a rule against bringing refrigerated food into the house."



so bored @ work i started doodling all these shit comics on business cards

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