He-Said

Hiruzen had to get the bell test from somewhere right? So I’m willing to bet Tobirama came up with it and can you imagine Tobirama doing this bell test shit with his students. No mercy. He had these kids out here on the brink of death. Shit must have lasted a week. Hashirama probably came out to the field one day like “Tobirama, the parents are wondering where their children are—” 

“I’M BUSY HASHIRAMA” 

“OK i’M SORRY GOOD LUCK KIDS BYE”

SHIT THAT MUST HAVE BEEN AWFUL I FEEL SO BAD FOR TEAM TOBIRAMA THEY LITERALLY COULDN’T CATCH A BREAK TOBIRAMA WAS RUTHLESS HE DIDN’T EVEN GO EASY ON THEM HE WOULD WHOOP THEIR ASSES WITH NO HESITATION HE PROBABLY USED FLYING THUNDER GOD TO GET AWAY FROM THEM LIKE THAT’S NOT FAIR TOBIRAMA YOU ASSHOLE YOU CAN’T GO THAT FAST and he didn’t stand for any complaining omg

“Tobirama-sensei, can we take a break? We’re starving.”

And he just looks at them. “Are there still two bells in my hand?”

“…Yes”

“Then no. Don’t ask again.”

HE PROBABLY HAD THEM CHASING A CLONE THE ENTIRE TIME WHILE HE WAS AT HOME RELAXING. THESE KIDS ALMOST DIED FROM EXHAUSTION. fucking Tobirama this is why Hiruzen was such a lenient sensei Tobirama put him through hell 

Anytime i miss my ex for some fun time - this list is a reminder how he treated me and it’s not worth it!

21 Warning Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Psychological abuse can look like:

  1. Humiliating or embarrassing you.
  2. Constant put-downs.
  3. Hypercriticism.
  4. Refusing to communicate.
  5. Ignoring or excluding you.
  6. Affairs.
  7. Provocative behavior with opposite sex.
  8. Use of sarcasm and unpleasant tone of voice.
  9. Unreasonable jealousy.
  10. Extreme moodiness.
  11. Mean jokes or constantly making fun of you.
  12. Saying “I love you but…”
  13. Saying things like “If you don’t _____, I will_____.”
  14. Domination and control.
  15. Withdrawal of affection.
  16. Guilt trips.
  17. Making everything your fault.
  18. Isolating you from friends and family.
  19. Using money to control.
  20. Constant calling or texting when you are not with him/her.
  21. Threatening to commit suicide if you leave.

It is important to remember is that it is absolutely not your fault. Abusers are expert manipulators with a knack for getting you to believe that the way you are being treated is your fault. These people know that everyone has insecurities, and they use those insecurities against you.

PSA: just use he/she/they said

I keep seeing all these “become a better writer!” bla-bla-bla tips and lists, and they’re always trying to convince people to use these “interesting” alternatives to said. It’s fine to have someone explain, query, or announce once in a while, but for the majority of the time - just use said!

Otherwise your writing is going to come off as juvenile, like you have a thesaurus or a list in your lap while you’re writing and you’re trying way too hard to sound cool. 

But what if I’m using “he/she/they said” too much and need something different?

Then you probably need more action woven in between your dialogue. For the sake of giving a example

Instead of 

“I’m home!” he announced.

Write

“I’m home!” He launched himself onto the sofa, kicking off his shoes and grabbing the remote. 

Not only do you get to avoid the speech tag altogether, but you get to describe who your character is by showing their actions instead of simply telling the reader. Now you don’t have to write “Jack was a careless sort who often acted before he thought about the consequences” because the reader has already seen how he’ll kick off his shoes without thinking about who cleans up the mess and steal the remote without asking if anyone else was watching TV. 

Use said and show who the character is through their actions. Thank you.

I just don’t ever want to feel like second best, ever again. I’m finding it so hard to accept what you’re saying because you said all these things when you were sleeping next to her. When the only person you should’ve been sleeping next to was me.
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daisystayhere

He said: love, you worry too much. You are beautiful and you were never not good enough. I’ll never do anything like that again, I am so sorry I hurt you like that - you are my perfect everything.