Reckless

@no-rules-no-responsibility asked:  I’ve got it: Alfred and Ivan are “working together” to complete a mission, but in actuality, they’re trying to get the other one killed. And it’s proving kind of difficult in the way like how Wile E Coyote can’t manage to kill Road Runner. Have fun!

This took way, way longer than I thought/would have wanted, and I’m sorry, but this is also a lot longer than I’d thought it would be. Anyway, here we finally have this, and if you want to listen to what got me in the mood for writing, it was mainly the album Visitors by Lazerhawk - space vibes everywhere. Anyway, enjoy!

Warnings: Alfred can’t and won’t stop swearing, they’re both jerks and dorks, and there’s injury and violence. Only minor though. And minor character death.


“Why are you still so bitter?”

“You abandoned me on Zaskar.”

“I thought you were dead!”

“After you threw me right in the middle of ten Imperial Guards, yes, I would understand the confusion.”

“You survived, stop bitching.”

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[AFF] The Cure

Title: The Cure
Author: SmokeyGirlxx
Pairing: Kris/Kai, Chanyeol/Kyungsoo
Status: Complete
Length: Chaptered
Rating: NC-17
Genre: Dystopian, Drama, Hurt/Comfort 
Warnings: Coarse language, kidnapping, minor character death, minor violence, mpreg, smut

Summary: Scientists played with fire and now the future generation is paying the price. What thought would bring the world happiness has broken it down into chaos. Brothers, Jongin and Chanyeol know this too well. One day Chanyeol doesn’t come home and Jongin has to look for him, but he gets kidnapped off the streets and sold to a handsome man as a blushing bride. 

Soft Light and Sweet Dreams

Hi. I made a “little” McHanzo drabble off of a comic @vimeddiee posted that F’d me up. It was only made better by @bunroo who made a post about characters just being super cutesy and domestic. Also, I haven’t posted, or even finished, a fanwork in about five years now. I was a little too nervous to. It’s almost 3k words and it’s 2am. Read the tags, please.

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This is why people hate the left. 

This is why people hate feminists.

This is why people hate BLM

You preach for “equality” then attack people who just wear a hat with a quote from someone you personally disagree with said. 

Manipulative fake apologies

Some apologies amount to someone asking for permission to keep doing something bad.

  • These apologies generally shouldn’t be accepted.
  • (But it can be really hard not to, because who want permission to do bad things tend to lash out when they don’t get it.)
  • (If you have to accept a bad apology to protect yourself, it’s not your fault.)

Eg:

  • Moe: “I’m sorry, I know this is my privileged male opinion talking but…”
  • Or, Moe: “I’m sorry, I know I’m kind of a creeper…” or “I’m sorry, I know I’m standing too close but…”
  • At this point, Sarah may feel pressured to say “It’s ok.”
  • If Sarah says, “Actually, it’s not ok. Please back off” or “Yes, you’re mansplaining, please knock it off”, Moe is likely to get angry.
  • The thing is, it’s not ok, and Moe has no intention of stopping. 
  • Moe is just apologizing in order to feel ok about doing something he knows is wrong.

Another example:

  • Sam is a wheelchair user. He’s trying to get through a door.
  • Mary sees him and decides that he needs help.
  • Mary rushes to open the door. As she does so, she says “Oh, sorry, I know I’m supposed to ask first”, with an expectant pause. 
  • At this point, Sam may feel pressured to say “It’s ok”, even if the ‘help’ is unwanted and unhelpful. 
  • If Sam says, “Yes, you should have asked first. You’re in my way. Please move”, Mary is likely to get angry and say “I was just trying to help!”.
  • In this situation, Mary wasn’t really apologizing. She was asking Sam to give her permission to do something she knows is wrong.

More generally:

  • Fake Apologizer: *does something they know the other person will object to*.
  • Fake Apologizer: “Oh, I’m sorry. I know I’m doing The Bad Thing…” or “I guess you’re going to be mad if I…”
  • Fake Apologizer: *expectant pause*
  • The Target is then supposed to feel pressured to say something like “That’s ok”, or “I know you mean well”, or “You’re a good person, so it’s ok for you to do The Bad Thing.”

If the Target doesn’t respond by giving the Fake Apologizer permission/validation, the Fake Apologizer will often lash out. This sometimes escalates in stages, along the lines of:

  • Fake Apologizer: I *said* I was sorry!
  • Fake Apologizer: *expectant pause*
  • The Target is then supposed to feel pressure to be grateful to the Fake Apologizer for apologizing, and then as a reward, give them permission to do The Bad Thing. (Or apologize for not letting them do The Bad Thing.)
  • If the Target doesn’t respond in the way the Fake Apologizer wants, they will often escalate to intense personal insults, or even overt threats, eg:
  • Fake Apologizer: I guess you’re just too bitter and broken inside to accept my good intentions. I hope you get the help you need. And/or:
  • Fake Apologizer: Ok, fine. I’ll never try to do anything for you ever again. And/or
  • Fake Apologizer: *storms off, and slams the door in a way that causes the person who refused their intrusive help to fall over*.

Tl;dr Sometimes what looks like an apology is really a manipulative demand for validation and permission to do something bad.

“We can’t do anything about gun violence in America.”

Yes, we can. And we need to. Take a look at other country’s gun laws and statistics:

Japan:

Getting a gun in Japan is one of the hardest things to do. In order to legally own a firearm, you must:

  • take a class on gun ownership
  • pass a written exam
  • undergo a thorough mental evaluation
  • take a skill test at a shooting range
  • pass a drug test

Types of guns you can own are very limited. Police rely on martial arts to defend themselves.

guns owned per 100 citizens: 0.6

firearm-related deaths per 100,000: 0.06

England:

Obtaining a gun in England (especially the UK) isn’t easy either. You must go through the following:

  • an interview (sometimes more than one)
  • undergo visits to the person’s property
  • pass criminal record checks
  • get reliable references from friends and family
  • go to a general practitioner or get your current practitioner to confirm your stability

Types of firearms you can legally own are extremely limited.

guns owned per 100 citizens: 6.2

firearm-related deaths per 100,000 0.23

Poland:

Poland has strict gun laws. To purchase a gun, you have to:

  • undergo a psychological examination
  • pass an exam appropriate for your gun ownership reasons
  • have a clear criminal record

Very few types of guns are legally ownable.

guns owned per 100 citizens: 1.3

firearm-related deaths per 100,000: 0.26


America:

How easy is it, really, to get a gun in America? To own a gun in the US, you have to:

  • go to a store and buy one

The only type of gun you can’t own is anything fully automatic. You can own semi-automatic firearms.

guns owned per 100 citizens: 88.8

firearm-related deaths per 100,000: 10.54

Do you see how strict gun control laws directly impact gun-related deaths? We need to fix America’s gun problem. And we need to do it soon.