a hassle because of other people

anonymous asked:

I need the story of the Underground Shakespearian Ring

Okay, so the school I went to for 9th grade had this really bizarre grading setup that I still don’t understand- for some reason, instead of the teachers writing up and grading tests and exams and the like, all the work was sent to an unknown third party for them to grade??? It made no sense.

Now, for the most part, the school had decent teachers, and they would just teach the curriculum correctly and then you wouldn’t run into problems with the grading. My English teacher was not one of those teachers.

So like, she hated me pretty early on- she was my homeroom teacher and thought it was disrespectful that I slept in homeroom in the mornings (I was on sleeping pills and they never wore off completely until around 10am), I never had the vocab homework in on time (someone kept breaking into my locker and stealing my vocab books I had to buy a new one like five times), she thought it was “inherently pessimistic and stuck up” when she caught me reading a book called ‘Ninth Grade Slays’ (it was about vampires, not her?), and during our Greek Mythology unit I kept correcting her about the name pronunciations of the gods (she pronounced Hephaestus as Hepatitis one time holy shit). 

Anyway, her feelings on me aside, her teaching skills were shoddy at best. But I had had way worse teachers, so had the rest of the class, and Greek myths are pretty straight-up in what’s going on, so no one really had trouble with the third-party tests.

Then we get to the Romeo and Juliet unit.

Now, fun fact: Shakespeare has always come pretty easily to me. Like, to the point where I sometimes forget/fail to understand that other people have an incredibly hard time translating his works. (I told this whole story to my friends in the school I went to for 10th/11th/12th grade and when the drama department put on ‘Midsummers Night Dream’ one year, more than half the cast tried to get me to translate their scripts and monologues for them lmao).

So, anyway, I’m just a girl, reading Romeo and Juliet and digging how it’s going…and then the teacher starts ‘translating’ it.

Um.

I cannot sift through all the bullshit this woman was spewing, but let’s just say that my favorite part is during Romeo’s spew about Rosaline, there’s one part where he says something like ‘with cupid’s arrow/she hath diane’s will’, and the teacher was taking this to mean Rosaline was a Super Lesbian who was breaking the law or something and running away with her lover Diane, which would be a rad storyline, sure, but like…I’m just raising my hand like “Um Ma’am, Diana is the Roman goddess of chastity. What Romeo meant is that she told him she’s sworn off love and is probably becoming a nun?” and this woman just got. So angry. Like, excuse me, you are a student, you’re here to learn, so you clearly don’t know anything about this (I read Romeo and Juliet for the first time in like preschool whoops). Anyway, she continues on making up her own plot to the play, and I…well I was basically Hermione Fucking Granger at this point I couldn’t just sit there and listen to someone be this wrong about something omfg??? She just got angrier and angrier and stopped calling on me after a while.

So for a couple lessons I’m just left to seethe quietly, but one day after class this girl I knew since grade school came up to me and was like “Could you…? Tell me what the hell we’re supposed to be learning?” and I didn’t even like her but I liked the validation of being someone’s Chosen Teacher so I wrote out a summary for her of everything we had covered so far so she could actually write a comprehendible essay for our homework that night.

But THEN the during the class when we got our essays back, she made a HUGE DEAL, like ‘oh Molly, it wasn’t bad enough that you’ve been failing this course material, now you have to drag your friends into it by trying to re-write the play?’ (l m a o). Like this bitch had literally tried to fight me on ‘Paris is the guy Juliet’s father wants her to marry’ and she didn’t even put a grade on my essay where I said the play only ended in tragedy because of how young and naïve the kids were, that if they had taken a breather and thought things through it probably would’ve been fine (it was a damn good essay and I stand by it). But anyway, she’s trying to make me out to my classmate’s as someone who’s trying to sabotage their education for laughs.

This backfired on her.

See, it dawned on people one by one, that she was only teaching the wrong material -> so they wouldn’t know the right material -> so when they eventually would take the exams they would only have her crazy answers -> which the third party graders wouldn’t know about -> everyone fails this course that’s like half the overall grade of the year.

Most students consider that a problem.

So suddenly the class has decided I’m the fucking Shakespeare Whisperer or something, and one by one start begging me for help. At first I was confused, because as I said, it’s so easy for me that I didn’t realize literally the entire class was lost out of their asses here. omfg. So I was really getting hassled here but I didn’t want my entire class to fail you know???? So I started meeting with people during study halls or texting them after school so they knew what was going on. And then they started telling people in this teacher’s other classes, including upperclassmen who were lost as fuck, so this was quickly spiraling out of control on my end, but overall people were really starting to understand the plays better!! So I was feeling really great.

But then, the teacher noticed that none of the homework getting handed in to her matched up with her crazy translations, and knew I was the sole person to blame (naturally). She literally tried to get me suspended over this, she went to the school’s disciplinarian!

Note: This guy, Mr. C, knew I was a God damn angel- my science class was off the charts, inappropriately awful, so every time one of our science teacher’s wanted to give the entire class detention, instead of calling Mr. C up to the class room as was the rule, they’d send me down to get him so he’d know to write up every student except for me. So when my English teacher dragged me in there he was looking her like “What on Earth could this girl have possibly done to piss you off?” 😂😂

And when she explained he looked at her for a very long moment, glanced at me with a signature ‘Office’ Reaction Face™ , turned back to her and was like “You want her suspended…for starting a study group?” and I was CHOKING.

So that really pissed her off and they started fighting and this was a very overworked and Done man so at some point he gave up and was like “I’m not suspending her but fine we can put a ban on the study group if you leave my office” omfg. So all the other students get notified and now they’re back to freaking out about the upcoming exams.

So like two days later, I’m at lunch, complaining about this to one of my friends who had a different English teacher and thus no problem, and I’m on this whole angry rant (Because I’m pissed, a bunch of kid’s grades are gonna get fucked up because of this! They just wanted to do well! I just wanted to help them!) and my friends staring at me quietly the whole time and when I finish I’m like “What?” and she’s just like “…Molly did you literally start up Dumbledore’s Army in our fucking school?” and I died on scene.

But then I started thinking about the comparison and I was like? You know fucking what? If Harry Potter can get those kids to pass their fucking DADA test I can help kids pass their fucking English Exam. Bring it the fuck on, Umbridge.

So I started Spreading The Word that anyone who needs help with their Shakespeare course can still get help, we just all need to meet up once to hash out the details. After some back and forth notes and deliberations, we ended up meeting in the school library, which was hilarious for a few reasons:

1) It was directly across the hall from this teacher’s classroom.

2) It was actually a converted janitors closet, way smaller than all the other classrooms, and there were like 50 people shoved in there; Not exactly an ideal Room of Requirement

3) The library carried no Shakespeare texts, but had the entire Harry Potter series on display to see when you first walked in

But anyway, despite the fact that we were literally three feet away from her door while we were doing this, our teacher was none the wiser of the meeting. We worked out a game plan- everyone writes out bullshit essays that align with what the teacher’s expecting. After she grades those and gives them back, they get them to me- slipping them in my locker, handing it to me discreetly in the halls or in another class, what have you. I then try to power through the dizzying amount of confusion radiating out of the teacher’s mouth and onto these papers, and more or less write out better translation of what was going on in whatever scene they covered, what the highlights they needed to know were, stuff like that, and then slip it back to them in similar discreet fashion (so the teacher/disciplinarian wouldn’t see me and get suspicious ; also because I was like 15 and wanted to feel like a super cool secret agent). They would then keep my copies and use them as study guides for the upcoming exams, where they would then answer all the questions correctly, the way the third party graders would mark correctly, and pass the exams + the bullshit essays would get them high marks in the teacher’s homework grades. The teacher never caught on to what was happening, just thought her students finally started paying attention to her.

All in all, it was a complicated mess, but it fucking worked. I don’t think anyone failed their exams that year. Will I ever be cooler? No. I think I fucking peaked when I was 15.

“ENGLAND!…..Sukidazo..”

I don’t blame him at all England is a terrifying person in this.

The context is America is trying to break it to England that he wants to be his own country and not be apart of England anymore.

America keeps trying to say it but is to scared to that’s why he is acting so strangely is flailing around and scared.

England of course later on in the scene doesn’t take it well at all.

So I said that other clip will be my last GW post but this is my last.

This is only for context.

camping out for twenty one pilots: a guide

hi! i’ve camped out for six of the seven twenty one pilots shows i’ve been to (ironically the one I didn’t camp out for was the last one), totaling 160 hours spent camping. for my first time camping i was twentieth in line, and for my most recent one, in new york, i was first. being first in line, it fell to me to organize the entire line for that show, so it was a good opportunity to master the practice of lining up. i’ve camped for shows in wisconsin, ohio, new york, and even for their saturday night live performance. i don’t mean to state this in a boastful way- i’ve gotten a few asks about camping out and figured i would put this experience to good use in making a guide for it. if you want to prepare for an upcoming show, or understand the line at your past show better, give it a read. i incorporated all of my experiences, my friends’ experiences, and things i’ve seen online (through an objective scope) into this guide, because no two shows have been the same, in terms of lining up. for the most part, camping comes down to luck: luck with the venue. it’s explained in detail under the readmore.

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Lookee what my brain coughed up~~


Peter stays the night again. The man cooks for the two of them, Stiles finishes his homework, Peter uses his shower and poaches more of Stiles’ clothes, and they end up in the fort again, knees and arms knocking together, blankets piled on top of them.

“Should we be expecting your father tonight?”  Peter enquires idly, not sounding like he cares much either way.

“Mm, no, he’s working on a case out of town.”  It’s instinct to check his phone, but there’s no text message waiting for him, and that’s to be expected too.  He sends one off to Scott though, just to check in, just to ask how he’s doing after everything that went down.  He doesn’t get a reply this time either, which doesn’t surprise him one bit.

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Neighbours | GOT 7 Gang au

CHAPTER 1

Her story starts when she was at the checkout at her local’s super market on a rainy Thursday afternoon. It was dull outside and the rain was so heavy, it was bouncing off the roads up onto people’s ankles like someone was standing next to them deliberately stomping in a puddle next to them.

Rose, a 17-year-old orphan was having her ear chewed off by an old checkout lady who was rambling on about her fourth divorce. Rose wasn’t one for making conversation so she just smiled, frowned and nodded her head when really all she could think about is whether she should use the beef or chicken seasoning on her ramen noodles for dinner.

Rose’s family all died tragically in a house fire when she was 14, her house went up in flames with her family in it, Rose was on a school trip half way across the world when it happened.

Her parents were wealthy sales people whom had thankfully left Rose plenty of money to live off, along with a will stating that Rose was not to go to an orphanage but to be sent to her family’s holiday house to live.

Fortunately, her holiday house was close to where their original house was so Rose could still go to school and live somewhat close to where she used too. Keep in mind that this will was written for Rose and her 2 older brothers however they are now with their parents, who are up with the big man upstairs.

Rose, a sarcastic, witty, somewhat rude and brutally honest 17-year-old girl is now living in that holiday house, on her own. She bought herself a cat after her family passed away and named him Smithers and for her 17th birthday, decided to gift herself with a great dane puppy, his name ironically, is Tiny.

After finally getting away from the cashier, she begins to walk outside in the rain to her car. She doesn’t mind the rain so she casually walked to her car while everyone around her were running frantically trying to get out of the rain. Once she reaches her car, she puts the bags in the front seat and starts her car and begins to drive herself to the enormous, 7 bedroom, 13 bathroom mansion she now calls home.

As she pulls into her driveway she looks to the house beside hers that has been up for sale for some time now and notices a big truck and a bunch of shirtless guys outside moving boxes. They don’t notice her but she sure as hell noticed them, I mean, who wouldn’t, 7 or so shirtless, toned, hot as fuck humans of the male species in about their 20’s, sweating, moving boxes right next to her house.

All her life, Rose has loved a good flirt and has never ever in her lift, feared confronting boys. Regardless of the hot shirtless boys in the driveway next to hers, she was still going to go for her daily run and she is still going to do her stretches on her driveway beforehand.

She jumps out of her car with her bags of groceries in her hands and walks inside and puts them away and greets her animals before running up the stairs to her wardrobe room. What? She has 7 rooms in this house and one person, why not renovate one room into her wardrobe.

She goes over to her workout closes and changes into a black sports bra and black gym shorts with a Fluro yellow stripe down the side before putting her hair into high pony, letting little fly away’s frame her face and putting on her black pair of Nike roshe’s.

She gives herself a final check before looking outside the window noticing the guys were still out there standing talking, still shirtless. This is what she wears every day when she goes to run, it’s just a coincidence that there are hot guys watching.

She walks down the steps and grabs Tiny’s leash.

“TINY?” WANNA GO FOR A RUN WITH ME BABY?” she yells through the house as it echoes. She then begins to count;

“Three” she whispers

“two”

Before she could even hit one she hears frantic panting and then hears the sound of Tiny’s paws on the floor boards until he is sitting right in front of her with his head held high waiting for her to attach his leash to his colour.

She laughs as she clips it on and begins to walk him out the door, leaving her phone on the counter, as she’d prefer to listen to the crashing waves from the beach hear her house the music.

As she closes the door, she hears laughs coming from next door. She turns to lock the door but accidently let go of Tiny’s leash, setting him free.
“TINY” she yells as she watches him run, of course, to the guys next door.
“fucking dog” she mutters to herself before running after him.

Once she crosses over to their driveway she stops, seeing 6 boys crowded around her dog patting him and cooing whilst another is standing up on the platform of the truck screaming.

“AWH he’s adorable” one says

“HOLY SHIT ITS MASSIVE, LITERALLY HIS HEAD IS LONGER THEN MY LEG” the one up on the truck yells

“Hyung, can we get one? PLEASE?”

“Bambam I’ve already got 6 dogs to take care of why would I want to get another?” the older one says

“because it’s cute then us” BamBam I’m assuming reply’s back as I laugh

“You make a fair point boy” he laughs as he continues to pat the dog.

She lowkey admires how they are acting around her dog because when most people see him, she back away or turn the other way, or, kinda like that one guy is now, jumps up on a truck away from him. She decides to speak up.

“Hey sorry I didn’t mean to let him go, sorry if he’s being a hassle or stopping you from moving your stuff” she speaks up from behind them. One by one they all turn and stare at the beauty before them. Rose laughed as they all stopped patting Tiny and now he’s looking at them for more attention.

With the guys still frozen she decides to call Tiny to come to her.

“Tiny, come here boy” she speaks loudly as the guy on the truck jumps down and questions her.

“Tiny? Dumb name, The dog is fucking huge” he exclaims earning a nudge from one of the guys. Rose smirks.

“Wish I could say the same about your biceps babe” she retorts earning snickers from the other 6 and a growl from Mr Negative.

“I’m Rose by the way” she says as she waves. the one who seems to looks as though he is in charge speaks up.

“I’m JB” he says with a smile, he looks next to him waiting for them to introduce themselves and surely enough, one speaks up.

“I’m in love” the younger boy next to him says before earning a smack over the head by JB.

“That’s BamBam, he’s a bit out of it at the moment” he awkwardly laughs and Rose just giggles. JB continues after noticing that none of the other guys are in any condition to introduce themselves.

“This is Mark” he says pointing to the guy at the very end of the line who looks up and waves as Rose waved back.

“Youngjae” he says pointing to the boy next to Mark, Rose Waves and he just blushes and looks away

“Jinyoung” he points to the boy next to himself, letting him wave before moving onto the 6 other boys on the other side of him

“You’ve met BamBam” he says before Rose waves at him before moving on.

“this is Jackson, you guys just met before” he says with a laugh and Jackson pouts but Rose smiles and waves, Jackson looks behind him before realising that Rose was waving at him before waving back with a goofy smile on his face”

“and at the end, that’s Yugyeom, he’s the youngest” Rose’s eye sight follows JBs arm before her eyes land on him.

now there is no doubt that they are all extremely attractive, but Yugyeom is the one that really catches her eye. He winks at her and she blushes, something she hasn’t done, ever when talking to a boy.

“Well it was nice to meet you all but I’m going to go for a run now” she says as she waves and begins to walk off. She hears goodbyes behind her and a wolf whistle, she turns back to see JB hitting Yugyeom over the head, she laughs and winks at her as he smiles and begins to wrestle JB.
“oh boy” she whispers to herself as she begins to run.

Green Eyes

Warning: Quite angsty and mentions of pregnancy

Word Count: 1,219

A/N: This is my first writing piece for Dean, much less for Supernatural, so I hope you guys enjoy it. Most importantly, Please make sure to give feedback and request! Also, I’m not even sure what season this takes place in? When I did the math, nothing added up properly or wouldn’t make sense given the ages, but just known that it is before they find the bunker. The second part to this will be up tomorrow!

A sudden tap against your window had woken you up on that hot summer day. The sheets were pooled by your feet, discarded because of the heat. Your hair stuck to your neck, glued onto you by the thin layer of sweat that covered your body from head to toe. 

With a groan, you ignored the sound, scooting to the very edge of the bed and letting your right hand and foot dangle off of the bed, the small breeze from the fan in your room hitting your limbs better than it had previously had. 

The second time that you heard the tap against your window, your head rose up from the pillow, brows furrowed together and dry lips parted in confusion.

 A third tap. With a small groan moving past your lips without meaning to, you got up from the bed, letting the pale light from the moon guide you to the window. 

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Hot And Bothered

In which post-concert Harry is being a horny little shit and you have to deal with it all night.

A/N: Hello once again, my fellow thirsty Harry girls!  Sooo a backstory to this: I was at the OTRA Baltimore concert Saturday (Yep. I had to watch Drag Me Down live.  I had to hear Harry’s voice in the end with my own ears.).  How am I still alive, you ask?  Well, I’m barely hanging on to my life.  The post concert depression hasn’t gone away and basically all I want to do is lay on my couch and cry because GOD I LOVE HARRY SO MUCH. So, as a result, I wrote this to maybe quench my thirst (but in reality it just made it so much worse).  Hope you enjoy!

Stay thirsty, my friends. x

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We have no idea what kind of relationship, if any at all, Fareeha and Angela had.

The ONLY thing we have is a photograph of them standing in the same space. Not even standing next to each other.

That’s literally it.

Everything people say or think about their relationship at this point is a headcanon

Hassling content creators who make stuff for that ship because of YOUR HEADCANON

just makes you look like a dumb, mean, bitter asshole

anonymous asked:

I promised myself I wouldn't do this, but screw it. I'd like some advice. I'm seriously getting sick of being a, for lack of a better term, "closeted" Amy Rose fan around the general Sonic fanbase. [while also generally being a closeted Sonic fan around everyone else] Am I perceiving a problem that isn't there and should just go for it, or should I give up and disconnect from the Sonic fandom, not engaging with anyone?

First off, I’m sorry to hear that you’ve felt the need to shun your fondness for Amy/the franchise for the sake of not getting on anyone’s bad side. No one should have to do that, and if anyone has seriously given you grief for liking those things, then balls to them. Your interests aren’t causing them any harm.

Secondly, you’re not as alone as you think you are in your Amy fandom. There are plenty of fans on this very site alone who are similarly fond of the character, such as myself, @greenyvertekins, @benignmilitancy, @cutegirlmayra, and @the-amazing-p3a. Amy may have her share of detractors, but I assure you that she has loads of fans as well, pleasant and understanding fans at that. :)

Thirdly, forgive the personal question, but are you still in your high school years? Because generally it’s people within that age group who are the most prone to picking on you for liking something like Sonic. As you get older, the people around you tend to be less likely to give you any hassle about it.

Ultimately, there’s no need to say goodbye to a character and franchise you love just because of the judgement of other people. Carry on loving Amy and the franchise to your heart’s content, search for other people that feel the same way so that you can see for yourself that you’re not alone, and don’t give any serious consideration to the words of anyone who talks down to you for it. It may sound easier said than done, and I sympathise with that, but if you keep at it, you’ll be in a much happier position. :)

Back in my own high school days, I was reluctant to bring up anything Sonic-related due to fearing how other people would judge me for it. But now? I couldn’t care less. I don’t feel ashamed for liking Sonic, and I’ve been much better off because of that.

anonymous asked:

How jealous are they? What would they do if they saw their crush with another guy?

I’m back after God knows how long!! Sorry for my absence. It’s been while so my writing may seem rusty :P


Noctis: Anyone in a five foot radius of Noctis will know when he is jealous. You can practically see it in his face and his clenched hands. He doesn’t like to admit it and tends to be a little moody when you tease him about it. Hell, just the sight of another guy (beside his friends) hanging around you is enough to get him moody and grumpy, whether they flirting with you or not. Since he’s royalty, he has an image to keep up when out in public so he can’t exactly go up to the guy and give him a piece of his mind like he wants to. When the two of you are out of sight or back at his place, be prepared for some intense/heated kissing and him telling you how much he loves you as if telling you don’t leave him for another guy. That’s basically where his jealousy stems from; he doesn’t want to lose you to someone else.

Prompto: We all know Prompto is a cinnamon bun who is pure and good, but even people like that can get jealous every once in a while. Of course he doesn’t like it when other people are flirting with you or try to steal your affections. He doesn’t get angry though, and tends to be a little passive-aggressive like giving you kisses on the cheek or holding your hand and calling you cute nicknames in front of the offender until they leave. When Prompto is jealous, he gets super pouty and will more than likely cling to you for the rest of the day/night even after the ‘threat’ is gone. He will also be super affectionate to you as well afterwards. When the two of you get home, cuddle with him, kiss his freckles, play with his hair and he’ll forget whatever it was he was jealous about.

Ignis: Ignis doesn’t get jealous. He trusts his s/o to be faithful to him and knows that they will not engage with other men flirting with them. He also knows, that if his s/o is talking with another guy, it’s just friendly chit chat on their behalf. However, there has been the odd occasion where a guy had come up to you  only to quickly walkway mid-sentence at Ignis’ cold and hard aimed at them over the rim of his glasses from behind you/next to you. He just doesn’t like it when other guys get up in your personal space and will only say something if he can see that you’re getting uncomfortable. 

Gladio: Gladio doesn’t even bother getting jealous because when you’re out with him, no guy will dare try to flirt with you while he’s (on duty) around. His stature and glare alone scare off anyone thinking of chatting you up or hassling you. One look at the scare on his face and people know not to mess with you because then they’ll have to go through him. He wouldn’t beat another guy just because they were flirting or whatever with you, he’s not that type of guy. In the end, the two of you will joke and laugh at other guys sad attempts at flirting with you or how they almost piss themselves when Gladio glares at them XD

Footsteps

(I had no idea what else to do for the title hahah but i feel like I’m leaving too many title-less)

Request: “Hello!!! Can I request a scenario when y/n is scared because she is starting to see some paranormal things like ghosts and all and asks paul and the rest of the pack for help because she feels unsafe? i hope i explained well!! Happy ending please?” 💞 

I didn’t know if you meant happy ending like it was all alright, so I hope this one was alright! This was a good request, thank you anon, and I hope you all enjoyed <3


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How to: Write a disabled character.

(written by a real life disabled person)

I’ve been RPing for a few years now in various fandoms, and there’s one thing that seems to just continually happen in the RP community that I’ve never seen addressed.

Ableism!

Not in the “lol disabled people succ” way, but in the “I’m going to make my character mute! But I’m going to stress that everyone around them can easily read their lips even though lip-reading is a complicated skill you have to learn but let’s just omit that because I don’t want to actually RP a mute character.” way. That way. That very very common way.

If you want to make an OC that’s disabled, that’s fantastic. But you have to realize something: If you do not have that disability yourself, you are going to have to do some research on it, and by the Nine you are actually going to have to try. This is non-negotiable if you want to seem at all credible in your RP. I don’t care if you think you know that blind people can’t see (which is somewhat false; there are varying levels of legal blindness and not all blind people experience a complete lack of vision aka; just black), you should check up on it to make damn sure, because disability is almost never as black and white as it seems.

And beyond your own research into whichever disability your OC is going to have, you also need to keep some things in mind.

  • Most disabilities cause some sort of hindrance to a person’s life, and a lot of the time it’s a big part of their life. Even with modern accessibility (which isn’t available in many fantasy/RPG/medieval settings), the vast majority of disabled people still experience daily hassles they have to deal with because of their disability.
  • It takes a toll on people. Ever hear of a spoonie? It’s a term used by people with varying levels of chronic pain, fatigue, and disabilities that cause them. Some disabilities might have symptoms that aren’t widely-known (phantom pains for amputees is a great example) and need to be researched in order to be properly implemented. If your character suffers from chronic pain in their leg, walking long distances is going to be painful and difficult, and may not even be possible.
  • It’s EXPENSIVE. Medication, accessibility, mobility aids, and other methods of support cost money. Not all disabled people are covered either (and even to get covered is a whole hassle in itself), and have to pay out of pocket. In Canada, even on the disability benefits program pretty much nothing is 100% covered and you end up paying out of pocket even for essential services.
  • Sometimes you can’t work. Disability exists on a HUGE spectrum. Two people can have the same condition and experience it vastly different. Person A can have a relatively good time with it, minimal pain and annoyance, where person B has a difficult time performing even household tasks because of the pain, loss of mobility, or other symptoms. A lot of disabled people have trouble working, and being consistent with their jobs (For example; sometimes I can’t go to work because my joints hurt too much for me to be able to walk. This costs me money and strains my relationship with my employer). It’s very nice and dandy to assume all employers are great people who want to go the distance for their prospective disabled employees, but that’s just not the norm.
  • Sometimes you can work! Accessibility exists in the workplace and can be done, but for a lot of disabled people it HAS to be done. And not all employers (especially if we’re living in a medieval-like era) are willing to provide them. Sometimes it takes a fight. Sometimes it takes a lot of searching. It’s really hard for a lot of obviously disabled people to find work.
  • Independence isn’t guaranteed. If your disability is a physical one, it can limit your mobility. A blind person will have an incredibly difficult time navigating somewhere they’ve never been. Someone with joint issues is going to have a lot of trouble walking places and might need a ride of some sort. Even going out to get groceries can be almost impossible for some people to do without help.
  • Independence is possible though! And a lot of the time it takes accessibility aids, or other extra things done in order to provide adequate independence for yourself.

This is a DROP IN THE BUCKET. Seriously, please believe me when I say that disability is something that directly and heavily impacts your life, but also exists on such a broad spectrum that there is no definitive “how to” guide to writing a disabled character. You have to just use common sense, and research out all the information you need to know in order to write it. I have no way of speaking for every disabled person in the world because I don’t know about every disability in the world. Neither does anyone.

If you’re choosing to RP a disabled character because it makes them seem interesting, or because it makes them unique, stop yourself and ask these questions:

  1. Are you going to consistently portray them as they are? Or are you going to omit symptoms when it’s convenient for you to? Are these symptoms mere accessories to their character and only show up when it’s dramatic/funny/sad/etc?
  2. Are you willing to actually research the disability your OC has in order to properly RP it? Are you willing to go beyond the very brief & simple description that google gives you?
  3. Are you going to great lengths to implement things that erase most or all symptoms of said disability? Is that actually viable in the verse you’re writing in or are you jumping through hoops to avoid inconvenience?

Again, there is no definitive one-size-fits-all guide to writing disabled characters, but seriously. Let me just tell you, as a disabled woman who’s been in a lot of disabled circles for her entire life, we know when you’re doing it for attention. We know when you have no idea what you’re doing. It’s annoying, transparent, and shreds your credibility. PLEASE take the time to research whatever disability you’ve chosen, and put the effort into portraying it well. There’s no point in putting such a huge life-impacting thing into your OC’s profile without actually thinking about it.

I love Kate because she is a survivor. I just resignation with her. I do think she was in an abusive relationship, it’s harder to get out of abuse than you may think. People have been hassling me for liking her but, I really adore her. In an abusive relationship you hook onto whomever you can, whoever makes you feel safe and I think that’s what Kate did with Javi. I totally agreed to their relationship, they even each other out, yin and yang style.

!!!!!METH USERS!!!!! The Meth Medicine Cabinet

DO NOT PASS THIS INFORMATION - ADVICED BY METH USERS

The  information provided will help you remain healthier and your body will thank you for it.


Originally posted by ogicepun

Some people want meds to take the unpleasantness away after using methamphetamines. Others want to take “something” to keep from getting the same reactions before using meth. The wiser will be the second group. For those of you who know little or nothing about the upkeep of your body and what meth is doing to it: There is NO magic pill.

Obviously, we can’t cover every condition or medical problem associated with using meth, but we can give you an essential guide to using the basics of vitamins, minerals and even herbal supplements that can be used preventatively, during and after use.

We won’t discuss any chemicals that may be found in other sections of Drugs-Forum dealing with bringing down the high, forcing sleep or in any way induces the body to react in a manner you might like it to. We are not polyusers and don’t subscribe to it. Combining uppers with uppers, or uppers with downers can become quite dangerous—and that is not Harm Reduction.

The use of meth causes a rapid chemical change in the mind and body, and the body reacts to it as a toxin, which it is. Our idea is to reduce the damage caused.

Preparation for a meth session is extremely important. If the body is not ready for this onslaught, the damage comes on faster and with more force. Two things we might not find in the medicine cabinet, but more likely the refrigerator, are the essentials you need, in liquid and solid form.

Keeping the body hydrated is the #1 rule. What does this mean? Simply making sure we have consumed enough water and metabolites, and continue to do so, while meth does its thing. Water is the base liquid, but the addition of metabolites such as potassium and sodium, are critical to maintain your body’s fluid, regulate blood pressure and heart function. Sports drinks are recommended by many.

Once meth enters the body, it’s a fight for survival and blood is routed to the organs that cleanse the body. The blood has to be moving fast—free-flowing—and that means it’s not sticky and dehydrated. Those organs need to remain healthy to do the job at hand and survive while doing it.

Eating. A nutritious diet of fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as high protein foods such as red meats will give your body the majority of vitamins and minerals you need to keep you healthy. Fatty foods such as French fries and deep-fried cheese sticks do not contain them.

Hydrating and Eating are your 2 top priorities, bar none.

Now, let’s go see what’s in the medicine cabinet. On the top shelf—the most important one–the first item is Multivitamins (and minerals). Do you really need them? Do you eat 3 nutritiously balanced meals a day along with drinking 3, 8-oz. glasses of homogenized milk, including a good workout regimen in the sun? Most people don’t, and that’s why you need a multivitamin.

Many meth users have asked what kind of a multivitamin they should take. If you research them on the internet, it seems the ratings on each chart are somewhat dependent on who is sponsoring the charts of the best. I’ve looked around, read reviews, and come up with two that actually rate somewhere better than the middle of the charts and aren’t that expensive. Just remember: take one per day, and only one.

For Men: Centrum Silver Men 50+. The experts say you should ignore the “men 50+,” because the combination is correct for any male. These multis don’t contain any iron and you already get enough from your food. Go to the Centrum Silver website and get a $3.00 off coupon for them!

For Women: One-A-Day Women’s contain the amount of iron needed for premenopausal women, in addition to the other essentials you should find in a multi. Go to the One-A-Day Women’s website and get a $1.00 off coupon!

While included in the multis, there is one other vitamin that needs to be increased in the meth users’ diet, as well as those who also smoke cigarettes. It is Vitamin D3. You need vitamin D3 to properly absorb calcium. Meth leaches the body of calcium and it’s vital you maintain blood calcium levels. You also need D3 to help your body continue to build strong and healthy bones all throughout your life. It also can reduce inflammation and hold your immune system in check. The most natural way the body gets Vitamin D3 is from the sun. Milk is also fortified with Vitamin D3. But since you didn’t drink your milk and didn’t go outside to exercise in the sun, you really need these. I take one 5,000I.U. soft gel every day.

The next bottle on the top shelf is Calcium, Magnesium & Zinc. Even though they are already included in your multi (but only at 25%-30% of daily recommended value for Calcium and Magnesium), the way meth uses these minerals up, you really need more. Calcium, of course, builds strong bones, but it also makes muscles move and contract, allows nerves to carry messages, keeps blood vessels throughout the body healthy, and helpsneurotransmitter release! If you know and love dopamine, then you know how really important this is. Unless you are on a heavy fig and rutabaga diet, then you need this supplement.

Magnesium is important for the functioning of your heart, muscles, kidneys, and balancing other nutrients such as calcium and potassium. It also improves blood pressure. Once you know what the deficiencies of magnesium cause, you will ask no more questions. They are: anxiety, weak bones, low energy, weakness, inability to sleep, PMS and hormonal imbalances, irritability, nervousness, headaches, abnormal heart rhythm, muscle tension, spasms, cramps, and fatigue. Now get this—one of the biggest complaints we have—TEETH CLENCHING, or Bruxism, is also a Magnesium deficiency. And it seems the magnesium does a better job resolving it when it has a fresh supply of calcium helping it.

Zinc helps you maintain a healthy immune system and fights infections. (Take note, IV users.) Zinc is necessary for the functioning of more than 300 different enzymes and plays a vital role in an enormous number of biological processes.

What a one-two-three knockout punch these guys have. And only two tablets a day will take care of all these things for just pennies.

Potassium Gluconate. I think I was taking these tablets before meth was invented. Potassium is an electrolyte (along with sodium), which is why I encourage people to use sports drinks, as they are included. The potassium helps regulate (lower) blood pressure and heart function. As you know, when using meth, your blood pressure skyrockets, so why not help curb the possibility of a stroke? As a matter of fact, there was a Harvard study that showed taking potassium supplements along with a diuretic (yeah, give me a couple of those potassiums with a cup of coffee), reduced the incidence of a stroke by 60%. Potassium is what makes our cardiovascular and nervous systems function. I’ve found it also works with magnesium to prevent cramping, and it aids during the recuperation part of your meth escapades.

The tablets contain 595mg of potassium, which is slightly more than the potassium found in a medium-sized banana. Take your pick. Have one of each. But be sure to double that number over the period of a day. Potassium doesn’t stay in the system for a long time. Oh, and one more very important thing: potassium is one of the prime movers, along with zinc, in elimination of wastes. That’s where all of those toxins the body is trying to get rid of are hanging out. And if they hang out inside of you too long, you become a recipient of toxic buildup—not a good thing.

Those, believe it or not, are your “prepping for meth use” essentials. Food, drink, and 4 bottles of vitamins and minerals. And when you look at it, and how complete it really is, it reminds me of prepping for the flu. You know the invader is coming, and you are prepared.

Before we have a look at the 2nd shelf, let me tell you that the supplements industry brings in over $60 billion a year. Once some people start taking them, it becomes almost an…addiction. “Horny Goat Weed sounds good. I think I’ll try that along with the Horsetail Shavegrass.” About $1,000 later and a cabinet full of supplements, these people realize all they are doing is taking supplements. They can’t even remember the last time they cooked a meal. So, let’s not get too carried away and fill the shelf too full.

Another point of view involves human nature. If we make a list of things to take every day that is too long, because of the hassle and time involved, a lot of people will fall out of the program. However, if we have simply the essentials that will do the job, the tablets or capsules can be assembled and swallowed in less than a minute.

My first two personal picks not only are helpful when using meth, but also fulfill a couple of other needs I have. The first is L-arginine. It’s a dietary supplement that produces Nitric Oxide (NO). Nitric Oxide should not be confused with Nitrous Oxide, the laughing gas. But it’s still a gas and what is does is enter the bloodstream and drop off these little bubbles on the insides of the vein walls, stretching them out, making them wider. My primary use is because I have a slight high blood pressure condition, and it allows the blood to flow smoother. But, if you’re a meth user, too, you might have figured out it works against vasoconstriction, or tightening of the veins. Many men cope with vasoconstriction when high. The more meth they use, the tighter the blood vessels, until no more blood can get through to make an erection. Relief is possible with just a couple of capsules a day, two times a day. Also, for IV users who have a difficult time finding veins, I have discovered that as the veins plump a little, they also become more visible in some areas.

The next supplement is HGH Dopa 400, also known as mucuna pruriens. I don’t bother with the HGH (human growth hormone) efficacy as it is small, even if true, but the plant material ground up and put in these capsules is full of L-dopa, a precursor to making dopamine. Now why would anyone want their brains to produce more dopamine? Besides the fact I’m getting a bit old and maybe the dopamine production isn’t as good as it used to be (normal), maybe I just don’t want to run out of dopamine when I’m high and want to stay that way.

The next couple of bottles contain supplements that are popular, and effective.

Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are not produced by the body and naturally are derived from eating fish. Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function. It may also assist in controlling high blood pressure and, in people with Bipolar disorder, reduce mood swings. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, dry skin, heart problems, mood swings or depression, and poor circulation. Daily dosing should be based on the amount of EPA (180mg) and DHA (120mg) acids, not total amount of fish oil.

Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10 vitamin supplement, is naturally made in the body, but sometimes (especially with aging) the necessary levels of this enzyme-protein that speeds up the rate at which chemical reactions take place in the body, drop to below what is considered normal. Its main function, however, is as an antioxidant. While many trials have been run, peer reviews have not been overwhelmingly positive, due to the lack of further studies. The antioxidant function of CoQ10 appears strongest in reducing neurological damage or decline, including that of dopamine neurotransmitters. My next door neighbor, who is 80, says this is the closest thing to a miracle drug. Do you want to live that long? My answer is that I take this stuff. Since it is fat-soluble, I take it at the same time as my Omega-3. Daily dosage is 200mg-600mg.

At this point in time, I am satisfied with the above list. The dietary regimen that we started off with, along with these vitamins, minerals and supplements, are really the glue that binds in keeping our bodies whole, especially for the meth user. They are also the most protective and restorative additions we can make without breaking the bank.

There are other supplements that seem to be common with meth users. Perhaps the most often mentioned is melatonin. This is a hormone that is found in all biological organisms, and as such, we know we produce it ourselves, in the pineal gland from the raw material Tryptophan. Melatonin regulates our internal clock and maintains the Circadian Rhythm of our body. But we know what happens when we start using meth. All of a sudden our internal clock is shattered and we are officially on “Meth Time.” Depending on usage patterns and amounts, we find one Meth Day can extend itself past 24, 36, 48 hours and even beyond. At some point, the user may decide to end this prolonged day and get some sleep. But the meth is still active and sleep is hard to arrive.

Melatonin turns off the meth clock and helps reset the body to the biological clock function. It also promotes sleep and affords the body a long restful period, where deep sleep begins and allows the body to start healing itself. Taking the recommended tablets returns the body to normal levels of Melatonin where sleep becomes automatic.

Melatonin is also used by some people along with benzodiazepines; however there is a possibility of creating a benzo dependency with long term use. (As mentioned earlier, I can’t talk about or recommend using uppers with uppers or uppers with downers as there sometimes are consequences that cannot be predicted.) There are also several other chemical interactions with a supplemental dose of melatonin which can reduce the efficacy of other medications you may be taking. It was for that reason, I decided not to use melatonin.

If we were to look at the lower level of the Meth Medicine Cabinet, we also might find other things that might be used. For instance, that bottle ofisopropyl alcohol, which is mostly used to sterilize any areas of the skin that might be met by an IV needle, a broken piece of a glass pipe or other minor cuts and scratches. A tube of Hydrocortisone 1% Cream used to treat itching and small burns, and a tube of Triple Antibiotic Ointment (Neosporin) to be applied on a damaged area to prevent infection are a couple of great first aid musts. Not to mention only accidents that happen when doing your drug, think of all of those times you’ve experienced spun out people pulling things apart, moving things around, falling on their butts and creating minor mayhem.

What’s this bottle? Viagra! For those men who have really serious consequences trying to get their manhood going while under siege from vasoconstriction, a half-tab of this stuff may do the trick. The caution is that it’s trying to relax those veins while the norepinephrine release is doing just the opposite. There’s a tug-o-war going on here that can stress the body, especially the heart.

Yohimbe 2000 is over there in the corner. It’s a natural stimulant, what I call “Poor Man’s Meth.” One of the better features of this herbal product is that it actually acts as a vasodilator, while still stimulating the body. Yohimbe has been known as an aphrodisiac for centuries, which most likely has been based on how it stimulates. Let’s say you are all out of your man-made stimulant but still feel ready to go that extra mile. Using one or two of these capsules may just let you make it to the finish line. But be careful, as there is a very thin line between being good and being bad. Too much of this stuff, and the nausea and other bad vibe reactions kick in, simply spoiling the moment.

Sitting up behind the Yohimbe bottle are a couple of sanitary wrapped prophylactics. They are there as a reminder that meth users, as a group, become a pretty high percentage of people who spread STDs, HIV/AIDS, and other infectious diseases along with assorted cooties, which are not the same as meth bugs.

Below the Meth Medicine Cabinet, there’s a basket full of goodies. Let’s investigate. I see a couple of toothbrushes, some toothpaste and dental floss. I think we’re onto something! Taking care of your teeth and mouth are extremely important, whether a meth user or not. But when meth gets ahold of your mouth, the damage can increase at the speed of light. Next to those items is a big bottle of ACT Restoring Mouthwash, great for restoring enamel and it helps mineral recrystallization on the teeth. Next to the ACT is a bottle of Biotene, a mouthwash specifically made for dry mouth. Meth dries out the mouth and gives you the common “Meth Mouth.” A dry mouth means bacteria can form, causing ulcerations—mouth sores. Biotene also comes in gel form, which is designed to keep your mouth from going dry for 6-8 hours. There’s also a salt shaker and an empty glass. Falling short of the commercial methods, you can always gargle with warm salt water to kill off the bacteria. Just do it more often.

Recommendations—Good and Bad

Here are a couple of items I have seen people recommend, but they come with some advisories. There are many of our multivitamins that are also sold individually as Super Paks or under other marketing names. Let’s take the Vitamin B Complex group as one such item. And I am sure they have some benefits that your multis don’t have. But the fact remains that they are already in your multis at 100% Recommended Values. Before proceeding to take the both, and therefore at least doubling recommended amounts, I would want to research them to see at what level they become toxic.

Here’s another that I see recommended from time-to-time, and for the life of me I can’t understand why, except whoever started this trend did not do their homework. L-tyrosine is abundant in our foods and we get more than enough of it without supplementation. But, it’s also known to convert to L-dopa. And that’s where the research must have ended. They didn’t read how it also produces a lot of norepinephrine, that Dark Knight of Vasoconstriction–that bugaboo of irony created when using meth. But there’s more. It just might be that adding the supplement puts you over the top and actually shuts down your production of dopamine. That’s what L-tyrosine can do in larger amounts.

Some people simply cannot eat when high, due to other conditions they may suffer, or their own body chemistry. There is an alternative in liquid form that you can use to replace the solid food. Many meth users prefer to use protein shakes, such as Ensure.

Before we end this, let’s talk about dosages. More people than I want to imagine must believe that if one tablet is good, two must be better. That is not the case. Even vitamins and minerals have toxic levels. Always read recommended dosages and warning labels on any vitamins, minerals, supplements, and medicines you may also be taking. As I had to remind a friend one time: taking too many vitamins is not going to get you high, but it might get you sick.

There’s still more room in the Meth Medicine Cabinet. Maybe you have something you’d like to recommend. If you have something neat you have discovered and use, then let us know. But just don’t name it. Tell us how it helps your body, if there are any contraindications, and if there are any downsides to using it. You should at least be able to explain this, since you are using them.

QUESTIONS:

Originally posted by life-is-a-very-big-joke


Q:  Could you say anything more about exactly HOW stressful this is on the body? Or just how risky it is? I thought I saw where someone (maybe you?) said they take it a half hour before using. Is that what you would do? Are there different milligrams of Viagra pills?

A: There are a lot of variables involved here: How much meth you have in your system, what your body chemistry is, what age you might be, what physical condition you are in, how badly the vasoconstriction affects you…

I suggested a ½ tab of Viagra to be on the safe side and see if it is enough to make a difference. There have been several remarks on the subject in various threads. Some men use a whole tab of Viagra, some use Cialis, and even without using meth, men who have ED need to do some experimentation to be comfortable with it. I believe there is only one dose amount.

The reason I mentioned taking the Viagra about ½ hour before using meth is to let it do its work, be ready to perform and also reduce the conflict between it reducing blood pressure and the meth increasing blood pressure. It’s easier on the heart. However, some people have reported taking a Viagra after the fact, when the meth has given them dope dick.

Only you can decide what is right for you.


Don’t let Meth destroys ur brain 


I hold the phone tightly, “I miss you” I whisper softly.

“I know baby, I miss you too.” His voice is low, but he can’t hide his emition.

“I know”

Its been months since I last tasted his mouth and though I talk to him or text him everyday, I miss the warmth his embrace gives me.

“But, you know that this job won’t last forever. And I’m doing this for us, for our future…” he trails off.

“I understand, I’m so proud of you.” I say soothingly, knowing my words hold true.

“Soon baby, I’ll be home.” He assures me.

I can’t help smile, “I’ll wait for you.”


People say long distance relationships don’t work, they are a hassle, and are only a disaster ready to happen. I in the other hand believe that my love is far greater than the miles between us. Distance is tempory and I love him, we can speak of nothing and everything. Of the future we want for ourselves and for the children we plan to have.

No one can tell me my love is not valid because I choose him, he is the man I will marry. Our relationship is special and we look past obsticles, at the end of the day it is him that whispers goodnight to me, it is him that comforts me when I need it most and vice versa.

I will be loyal,
Faithful,
As will he,
Because true love is worth holding on to, no matter how difficult it may seem to others.

anonymous asked:

Hey, this could be kinda personal? But... You know how some people just straight up correct you when you share that you're ace and say "believe me you'll change your mind" or "you just haven't met the right person"? What do you say to that? I feel like I shouldn't respond but I just get so pissed off when that happens. It makes me feel like I have to validate myself to them. Idk any advice? You can ignore this :)

That’s a tricky one Anon, in part because I think it depends largely on your personal situation and/or the individual in question.

With strangers, coworkers, or people I just kinda sorta know, I usually don’t bring up the conversation entirely or avoid topics about significant others and things. On the rare occasion that somebody asks me out I usually just say I don’t date. The hassle of trying to explain asexuality and aromanticism in a world where nobody knows what the hell it is is more stressful and frustrating than anything else to me, since it usually just invites those sorts of questions. I’ve been blessed in that nobody’s ever pressed farther than that. Sometimes I get weird looks or the inevitably “Really? Never?” but it’s usually easy to shrug off with a quick “I’ve been focused on my career” or something like that. Quite frankly that’s not a box I want to open with people I don’t know well.

With close family or friends I feel like it would be a lot trickier, because most of the time those acephobic things are said with good intentions and the speaker doesn’t know any better. They’re probably some kind of romantic or sexual person and literally cannot comprehend a life without it, so they get worried about you and say things like this. And that sucks because they mean well but they’re being unintentionally rude and phobic. In that case I suppose it’s up to you if you want to fight that fight, and it depends on how receptive you think that closer person would be. Maybe they’ll understand if you give them a different perspective, or maybe they’ll just insist you’re wrong (as if you could be wrong about your own identity).

Above all else I’d say act in whatever manner keeps you SAFE. I don’t know what part of the world you live in or what kind of people you’re interacting with, but coming out or fighting the ‘education’ fight can be dangerous in many places. If you feel like it could get dangerous, or that the person you’re speaking to wouldn’t be receptive, or you don’t know them well enough to know how they would react, I wouldn’t push it.

This probably isn’t all that helpful, but here are a few links to places that might have better feedback than me:
http://life-of-an-asexual.tumblr.com/
http://www.asexuality.org/

G’luck with Ace life, Anon!

Siren Song - 6

The next morning, Y/N woke up before the sun brushed the horizon. Not necessarily a morning person, she usually refrained from waking up earlier than she had to. Today, however, was not a normal day. Her body rushed with excitement and anticipation at the thought of her first full day as a Hogwarts student.

Flooded with endorphins, Y/N was wide awake and eager to get ready. Although swaddled in a warm cocoon of bedding, she peeled back the comforter and soft sheets from her body. Exposing her bare extremities to the dungeon air, Y/N noticed it wasn’t chilly and wondered what charm, in addition to the room’s flickering fireplace, had been used to heat the space.

She pulled back her fourposter’s heavy, velvet curtains and thought they looked more black than green in the darkness and shadows of the room. She swung her legs over her bed and placed them on the cool stone floor. To her right, Millicent let out a loud snore that sounded akin to a broken, sputtering chainsaw; Daphne, whose curtains weren’t closed, rolled over in her sleep and buried her face in her pillow.

None of her roommates were awake yet and Y/N took this opportunity to get ready without the hassle of having the other girls in the way. She showered, brushed her teeth and hair, dressed in her Slytherin school robes, retreated to her recently made bed, and drew the curtains up around her. The room was still dark and Y/N grabbed her wand off her nightstand and whispered, “Lumos.” Its tip glowed allowing her to carefully perfect her makeup to her liking without waking up her roommates.

She took pride in looking put together, not particularly because she was trying to impress other people, but rather because she set high standards for herself. After standing in front of the mirror and approving her reflection, Y/N quietly, so as not to disturb the three sleeping Slytherin girls, collected the items she would need for her classes.

Once prepared for the day, she scooped up her belongings and headed to the common room. Even after taking her time to get ready, the morning was still early and the long, dim room was deserted. She chose a high backed leather seat close to the fire and spent some time thumbing through her textbooks: The Standard Book of Spells: Grade 3, The Essential Defense Against the Dark Arts, Intermediate Transfiguration, The Monster Book of Monsters (an extremely furry book with a propensity for biting — she currently did not open this book), and Unfogging the Future.  

Attempting to kill time, Y/N was waiting for Blaise to appear from the boys’ dormitory.  Last night he had promised her that he’d walk her to breakfast and to whatever classes she needed help finding. Considering the likelihood of getting lost alone in this unfamiliar castle, she was grateful for his offer.

As Slytherins began to trickle in and out of the common room, Y/N noticed hints of morning sunlight reflecting through the lake water and shimmering across the floor and walls. Time crept slowly and, after what felt like seeing the whole of the Slytherin population entering and subsequently exiting the room, Blaise finally appeared.  She greeted him with a warm smile and a good morning. He responded with a stifled yawn and an inquiry into how she slept.

They walked together to the Great Hall talking the whole way as old friends might. The rapport between them was easy and comfortable, and both students enjoyed the other’s company. As far as Y/N was concerned, Blaise had easily shown her the most consideration of anyone since her short time at Hogwarts and she appreciated him for that. Certain Slytherins, on the other hand, failed to show her such courtesy.

Draco Malfoy was already in the Great Hall, salting his eggs and potato hash, when Y/N walked in with Blaise. Immediately irked at seeing them together again, Draco furrowed his brow and tried to listen more intently to Goyle’s prattling about a Ravenclaw sixth year who he swore didn’t wear a bra (“If you look real close, you can see her…”).  Draco’s mind wandered and he wondered what Y/N’s bra looked like. He admonished himself for letting her get to him this way, and he conceded it was much easier not to think about her when she wasn’t in front of him. He should just attempt to avoid her altogether. Out of sight, out of mind.

Much to his relief, the pair sat at the opposite end of the table and Draco forbid himself from glancing in that direction. He ate his breakfast quicker than usual and, much to the dismay of Crabbe and Goyle, hurried their meal and rushed them out of the Great Hall. As he passed in front of Y/N, he made a pointed effort to not look at her. Y/N, however, noticed the confident blonde saunter in front of her before quickly averting her eyes to her water glass and then to Blaise.

Upon finishing their breakfast, Blaise showed Y/N how to get to their first class. Stopping short of a large, polished, wooden door Blaise explained, “So this is our Charms classroom. Flitwick doesn’t assign seats, so you can take any seat you want. We have Charms with Gryffindor, so I would avoid sitting with them. I would sit with you, but my mate Theo might be a pisser about it. I’ll catch up with you after class though, okay?”

She nodded, “That works.” And they entered the classroom.

6

Here’s a fantastic look into how Taijiquan can be used in a street fight. Some of the applications might look a little flowery but, take a closer look, and you’ll see just how efficient they are.
He uses a fantastic array of close quarter blocks to hold off his opponent and then, with speed, he goes for the limbs, twisting them and dragging them. If you look at the second gif, he blends a simple block into a hell of a (painful) takedown.
In the third gif, he uses a simple-yet-effective throat strike to push the dude in black away. Try it. If you push your fingers into someone’s throat or the fleshy part under the chin and then just walk foward, they’re going to feel super uncomfortable, super quickly. Do it with actual force and they’ve got no other options than to back away. They’re fucked.
It’s hard to see what he does to the guy in black in the fourth gif. It seems like a face strike and a swift kick to the groin. Enough to hold someone off for a few minutes. Then he stands his ground and uses the most Taijiquan-like of techniques to push his other opponent away. Taijiquan believes in internal, core strength so planting yourself and shoving, is enough to push someone far enough back so that you can run away if needed.
In the last gif, he does what many people say if the best thing to do in a group fight: he puts one attacker between him and the other attacker. If you can use an opponent as an obstacle, do so. He grabs the guy in white by the base of his neck and swivels him around. It’s not a drastic strike. It won’t necessarily cause him a lot of pan, even. But it does move him to where he causes the most hassle for the other opponent. Great stuff.

I recommend watching the whole video (here) because, at the end, there’s a nice free-for-all where he uses all his techniques against both opponents coming at him at once. It’s really nice to watch.