It is one of the peculiar truths of life that people often say things that they know full well are ridiculous. If someone asks you how you are, for example, you might automatically say ‘Fine, thank you,’ when in fact you have just failed an examination or been trampled by an ox.
—  Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope

"Well," said Dumbledore finally, "that’s that. We’ve no business staying here. We may as well go and join the celebrations."

dumbledore literally just puts baby harry in a basket with a letter on the dursleys’ doorstep in the middle of the night and leaves to go party. doesn’t even knock or ring the doorbell or anything he’s just like “welp. good enough”

Hello Friends!! I am here to inform you about a little thing called Toxic Shock Syndrome or TSS! I am making this because I’ve seen so many young girls who have been misinformed about it their whole lives and it’s unsettling.

  • The first thing you should know is that you will probably never get it in your lifetime, nor will you ever know someone who gets it.
  • There are around 20 cases per year in the US, and no, it is not always deadly.
  • Anyone can get it at any age. Men can get it just as easily as women.
  • TSS is caused by a type of staph bacteria getting into the blood stream, meaning you can get it from a paper cut getting infected, or a dog bite, or any open sores.
  • You have antibodies in your blood to fight this type of staph infection.
  • In fact, you might have this particular type of staph right now, as it is present in one third of the population and is almost always harmless. 
  • When people get TSS it’s because their bodies don’t produce the antibodies necessary to fight it. 
  • You ARE more likely to get TSS by using tampons, although you can get it by using pads too!
  • Its very rare that someone dies from TSS due to tampon use.
  • While you should 100% practice safe hygiene while wearing tampons (i.e. washing your hands properly before and after, cleaning yourself up, changing your tampon more than once a day, using the lowest absorbency necessary, etc.) there is very little chance you’ll ever get it!
  • Yes, you can wear tampons overnight, just change it before you go to bed and upon waking up. 

For you girls afraid of using tampons because you think you’ll die, don’t stress so much! TSS is easily treatable when caught early on. Tampons have their bad reputation because of a case in the late 70’s/early 80’s where a certain brand of tampon caused the death of a bunch of girls, but those particular tampons have been removed since and haven’t been sold in over 20 years. (If you don’t use them for religious or other reasons that’s totally cool though!) Stay informed, and don’t listen to girls in the 8th grade gym locker room telling you that they’ll kill you.

(sources: X X X )
(I’m not a medical professional so if any of this is incorrect let me or the sources above know!)

The Way We Are (Unreleased Song)
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  • The Summer Set
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the way we are | the summer set

blood-shot eyes and summer skin
like a cloud of smoke, i take you in
you know exactly who i am
you dug your teeth into my lip
like a cannonball that sunk the ship
you know you pull me down again
we stole a fifth from the liquor store
got naked in the pool next door
you know you bring me to life again

The Shape Shifter

Night sky as dark as his hair but laced with grey clouds as a storm rolled through, driving home from a long trip where he had visited some friend whom had moved far away. He was on the outskirts of Iwatobi.

He was driving fairly slow because it was hard to see as the rain poured over, beating down on the windshield of his rental car. Haruka saw it regardless, what looked like an injured cat on the side of the road. He stopped as he could never abandon such a poor creature, he just wasn’t the type. He picked up the little guy and placed him gently into his back seat. Once more resuming his drive home, talking softly to try and comfort the cat somehow.

He arrived home a good time later, the cat had fallen into slumber and he gingerly picked it up. Taking it inside his home, the first thing he did was see to its injuries. Placing a bandage over it and making a small bed for the little guy on his small couch. Haruka was tired at this point, so once he knew the cat would be alright for the night. He went to bed and drifted off quite easily after such a long day of driving.

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