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My impressions of the signs

Aries: “bad boy” type. Typically picking a fight or fucking with someone’s mind
Taurus: That one nerd that you could be friends with but you never know if they’re angry or happy with you so you tend to drift away from
Gemini: Nosey little asshat who actually just wants a friend
Cancer: innocent child that doesn’t know how to control their feelings. Loves anyone that gives them enough attention.
Leo: Has a huge ego and can be intimidating.
Virgo: Pretty chill but WILL call you out if you do any shit they don’t approve of
Libra: Team player. Wants everyone around them to be happy even if it costs them something
Scorpio: Won’t hesitate to kill you. Are complete assholes unless you’re super close to them.
Sagittarius: “Onions have layers”
Capricorn: Modest but persistent. Can take you down.
Aquarius: Get away from me.
Pisces: Needs to be protected at all costs

The Signs When They're Depressed
  • <p><b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Aries:</b> Doesn't know how to control it, lashes out randomly with yelling and tears, or is abnormally silent. <p/><b>Taurus:</b> Eats a lot of sweet stuff and watches TV<p/><b>Gemini:</b> Tells all of their friends about it and over-exaggerates a lot.<p/><b>Cancer:</b> Needs someone to talk it over with to help with the feelings; may not be good at talking about feelings, but they have a deep need to. Cries a lot. <p/><b>Leo:</b> Is really gloomy, and no longer nearly as confident. Always thinks the most negative things about themselves.<p/><b>Virgo:</b> Yells at everyone and gets really mad over little things that piss them off.<p/><b>Libra:</b> Tries to remain happy, but breaks down once in a while where they will either want to be alone, or need someone to lean on. <p/><b>Scorpio:</b> Cries a lot, lots of angry crying, but mostly wants to be alone. Leave them be when they say to, don't keep pushing them to talk. <p/><b>Sagittarius:</b> Like Aries, they don't know what to do with their feelings, or where to put their feelings. They may accidentally take it out on someone they care about, feeling bad about it later. <p/><b>Capricorn:</b> Thinks their problems are more important than others', but they don't overreact over just anything, they need someone to lean on and talk to. They will rant about it over and over, accidentally ignoring what others may say. <p/><b>Aquarius:</b> Stays quiet about it until they finally explode. Wants to cry or scream, but mostly they just lay there<p/><b>Pisces:</b> Cries a lot and wallows in self pity and somehow expects people to realize they are sad.<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>
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This is not right.
First, there is a very good chance Vriska is controlling Karkat to some extent. I mean, this looks like it was written by someone who never read A5A1, with the Karkat characterization. But hey, maybe he’s dropped most of his personality for no reason, what do I know?
Next, the only people to question her are Dave and Terezi. (And then Terezi goes back to mindlessly following her again. Not Terezi-like at all– EXCEPT the Terezi that was being cut off from her mind by Gamzee and Aranea She usually wouldn’t be that quickly pacified.) Dave has it right though– what the fuck is going on? But even he is kind of going along with it.
This is really off for some reason and I don’t trust Vriska. (As gr8 as she is…) We know Aranea could control highbloods, maybe Vriska has practiced during the past 3 years. Not sure where Rose and Dave tie in, but still…

hey all, im going to be gone for a while!

my mother as we know is controlling and mean and since i havent been keeping up with schoolwork, and im apparently worthless, so shes putting restrictions back on my phone and computer. if we’re mutuals and you want to send me a text or imessage, please ask @kingofthekittycats or @keeperofvoid for my cell number. i love you all, and i will try to be back soon.

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“As we grow up, become adults and get real jobs, there’s a pervasive assumption that there are certain things beyond our control. You know, some people just happen to be in the right place at the right time, or always seem to have the right family connections. A good deal of our success comes down to luck, right?

Actually, no. As Derek from Veritasium explains in his new video, we’re in control of a whole lot more than we think, but our brains are wired to assume we’re helpless.

This is a psychological phenomenon known as ‘learned helplessness’, and although you may not have heard of it before, Derek explains that, for many of us, it could be having a huge effect on whether or not we take action in life, or on what we think is possible.

The phenomenon was discovered decades ago during some pretty brutal experiments on dogs, where they were subjected to punishments, such as receiving electric shocks. One group was unable to escape or do anything to avoid these punishments, while another group could perform some action, such as pushing a lever or jumping over a low fence, to prevent them.

When the researchers performed follow-up experiments and gave all the dogs a clear escape route, the dogs that had been part of that first group still just sat there and endured their punishment, even though they could very easily avoid it. The scientists had to physically move them away from the shocks at least twice before the dogs realised it was in their power to escape their suffering. In other words, they had learned helplessness.

Studies in human adults show that a similar phenomenon is in play, where participants were asked to complete a task while exposed to an annoying sound. One group had the power to turn the noise off, while the other didn’t. Regardless of whether or not the first group actually turned off the sound or not, they performed better than the second group, simply because they knew they had control over the situation.

So what does this have to do with you? Well, as Derek explains, it turns out that a lot of us - himself included - endure suffering and avoid taking action, because society hammers home to us from a young age that we don’t really have control over our lives.“

almost half the women/afab people I know on birth control are on it exclusively or partially for a legitimate medical necessity and instead of heralding it as a miracle medicine that helps women/female-bodied people deal with a seriously wide range of issues, politically we discuss it as if its purpose was a singular as the condom

Do you guys ever wonder how much of Percy’s powers are controlled by emotion?

Like, obviously when he was first learning how to use them he had zero control and his emotions controlled them completely (eg. Nancy and Clarisse) but what about now?

What happens if they’re attacked and he can’t use his powers because he feels so empty that they just don’t work? I mean, he’s perfectly capable with a sword, one of the best at Camp, right? But water powers give him an edge that he needs with some of the monsters that he goes up against. Is there an emotional point he can reach where he won’t be able to use them?

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The gift of a great name. Sometimes that’s all one needs.