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Trust Me - The Devil’s Carnival (by TheDevilsCarnival666)

Sooo… I think I really want to go see this now

PS-Mo-lish this is coming to The Tivoli this month  >:D

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John Finnemore is one of my heroes.

The scorpion and the frog 

Ever heard of ‘em?

A scorpion wants to cross the river, but he can’t swim.

Goes to a frog who can and asks for a ride.

Frog says, “If I give you a ride on my back… you’ll go and sting me.”

Scorpion replies, “It would not be in my interest to sting you… since, as I’ll be on your back, we both would drown.”

Frog thinks about this logic for a while and accepts the deal.

Takes the scorpion on his back, braves the waters…

halfway over feels a burning spear in his side…

and realizes the scorpion has stung him after all!

And as they both sink beneath the waves…

the frog cries out:

Why’d you sting me Mr. Scorpion? For now we both will drown.”

Scorpion replies:

I can’t help it. It’s in my nature.

(Crying Game 1992)

The Scorpion and the Turtle

A scorpion and a turtle meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the turtle to carry him across on its back. The turtle asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”

The turtle is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the turtle. The turtle feels the onset of
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…”

The scorpion and the frog

A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back.

The frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?”

The scorpion says, “Because if I do, I will die too, for I cannot swim.”

The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”

Replies the scorpion: “It is my nature.”

The Scorpion and the Frog

read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1DHTGOS

by Trenchcoatangels

Dean Winchester’s life is going nowhere. He hasn’t written a good story in months, his wife is distant from him and his career is in the shitter. So when Chuck Shurley offers him a story with as much thrill and chills as one could muster, he takes it and runs. Agreeing to meet with Dr. Castiel Krushnik. A former forensic psychologist, turned murderer. Castiel is one month from Execution. Is he really going to give Dean the story he desperately needs? Or will he take his secrets with him to the grave?

A shadow watches Dean’s interactions with Castiel from afar. With rage and jealousy. It won’t be long until they strikes. Claim their first victim and attempt to appease and impress the prisoner they long for.

Words: 1469, Chapters: 1/20, Language: English



read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1DHTGOS

A scorpion and a frog see each other on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, “how do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion says, “because if I do, I will die too.” The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. Knowing they both will drown the frog asks, “why did you sting me?” The scorpion replies: “because I’m a fucking scorpion” mychemicalkawaii

  • Para-medic:This is Para-medic. Do you need something?
  • Para-medic:Oh, you want to know how to cook?
  • Para-medic:Mm hmm. So you need some recipes to spicen up the food you're getting there, huh?
  • Para-medic:No problem. I actually came prepared for such an occasion. After all, the first rule of survival is to make the most of the food you have.
  • Para-medic:OK, so what kind of food are we talking about here?
  • Para-medic:Frog? Scorpion? Squirrel? Bat? Or is it...snake?
  • Para-medic:What? Not that kind of food?
  • Para-medic:You want to know how to cook South American yams and corn?
  • Para-medic:But I never looked up how to cook regular food...
  • Para-medic:No, it's not like that. I just thought that since you were with Snake and all, you were going to eat wild animals and stuff. It's not like I'm a master of gruesome cuisine or anything.
  • Para-medic:Come on, say something!
  • Para-medic:It was just a big misunderstanding! Really!
  • Para-medic:What's that? I'm just as weird as Snake said?
  • Para-medic:Now just a minute! What's that supposed to mean?
  • Para-medic:I said it was all a misunderstanding... (grumble grumble)

Do you know the story of the scorpion and the frog?

No matter how much time passed it always came back to him. Figments of the past. Sometimes in tolerable quantities or recent years. Sometimes he’d just be sitting and it’d come to him. When Lin asked him the first time he choked back a scoff. He was different thing. Worse and better at the same time. The cutthroat environment of nobility and scorn still felt relevant to every thoughy he had.

But Lin was a far more patient Pandaren.

“At a stream a scorpion asks a frog to take him across the river. The frog, rightfully afraid of being stung, cautions that the scorpion would sting him. The Scorpion says ‘If I do, then I will die as well’.”

At the time Traysk didn’t see the point. He didn’t see the point in anything. That was why Lin was there. Traysk saw nothing and Lin saw everything.

So the Frog takes the Scorpion across the stream. In the middle of it the Scorpion stings him. With his final breath he asks why. The Scorpion said ‘Because it’s my nature…’ before they passed.”

It took him some time to think it over. One day he concluded. Your nature will never change. Profound kindness will never bind anyone to you. However you put it, who you were would always come back.

Traysk still didn’t know who he was, but his hands would always be dirty.