I feel sure that there will be found many graceful and charming girls ready to adopt a costume founded on these principles, in spite of Mr. Wentworth Huyshe's terrible threat that he will not propose to them as long as they wear it, for all charges of a want of womanly character in these forms of dress are really meaningless; every right article of apparel belongs equally to both sexes, and there is absolutely no such thing as a definitely feminine garment.
Oscar Wilde, More Radical Ideas Upon Dress Reform
If you are a human being with any kind of social media, I’m sure you have heard about this. But I am posting this because I haven’t seen anything about this subject on Tumblr recently so I’m sending out a warning.
There have been sick people going around their towns and cities wearing clown costumes and sometimes carrying weapons (knives, hatchets, axes, etc.). There are lots of videos of passerby’s sighting these Clowns and then getting chased by them.
To people with young kids:
This Halloween make sure you stay safe and STAY AWAY FROM CLOWNS. If you have children, nieces/nephews, or little cousins, or are helping a friend take their siblings or family out for Halloween just STAY ALERT. It would also probably NOT be a good idea to dress up your young ones as clowns, even though you know they aren’t harming anyone, someone else might think differently and confront you.
You may know about what’s going on and might not care. You might think it’d be funny to dress up as a clown since now there’s an extra scary element to it. Just remember (ESPECIALLY if you live in a Southern/heavy gun tolerant state) people will not know you’re joking and if you take it too far you could easily be arrested or killed. You’re on someone’s property and if they really feel threatened they have every right to shoot you dead.
To everyday people:
You might not have kids, or go trick or treating, or plan to go out on Halloween. But these Clowns have obviously now been seen on other days besides Halloween. Lots of these eye witness videos come from people who were out driving around at night (don’t get out of your car), or were up jogging early in the morning. If you see one of these Clowns, don’t call to them and try to get their attention, don’t try to confront them or take a video and see how close you can get, especially if you see they have a weapon, just turn the opposite direction and run. If possible try to have a friend exercise with you in the morning, or carry around some sort of protection like Mace. You don’t know if that Clown is just one person or if there’s more of them hiding near by, GET OUT OF THEIR VICINITY.
There have already been reports of Clowns possibly having to do with people going missing in their towns. So don’t mess with them just stay away. This post wasn’t made to scare you or make you paranoid, just be aware and alert and stay safe this Fall.
Prompt: “You’re pregnant and it’s mine" from here (x)
Note: This was supposed to be 500 words I swear. It kind of just…got away from me and I loved it so much I couldn’t stop myself. On a side note human courting is gross and horrifying. It’s not a secret. Everybody knows.
"You’re pregnant and it’s mine,” Raph repeated for what felt like the
hundredth time “We’re here to visit my brothers. To give them, I dunno,
moral support or whatever.”
“Raph, I know the plan,” April sigh,
adjusting her swollen belly. For all that it was fake it felt
surprisingly real. Though why Fugitoid kept a hyper-realistic pregnancy
belly around April preferred not to think about it too deeply. “Are you
sure this is going to work?”
Raph’s head jerked sharply, pinning her with annoyed glare.
course it’s a good idea.” He replied, bristling at the implication that
his precious plan might have a glaring flaw. “We get in there, give
Donnie his tech junk, and he’ll have them out in a snap. What’s the
April’s eyes trailed the sterile white hallways, taking
in all the information she could for when everything inevitably went
south. Judging from the looks the guards had shared when they first
entered, their little ruse was less than convincing.
“I don’t know,” April shrugged, “maybe the fact you were supposed to be the one who knocked me up but you won’t even touch me.”
Raph’s blank stare April sighed. If this plan was going to work she was
clearly going to have to do it herself. Rolling her eyes she looped an
arm through Raph’s, ignoring the flinch she got when she did. He moved
to pull away but that only made April tighten her grasp.
Thankfully, their arrival at the final security checkpoint forestalled any further objections he might have had.
to declare?” Asked one of the guards as she waved them through the
scanner, a look of obvious disinterest on her furry purple face. “Please
step through and wait for the beep.”
Everything seemed to be
going fine as Raph, then April stepped through humming machine.
According to Fugitoid the prosthetic skin should scramble any scanning
devices and project the necessary images.
At least that’s what it was supposed to do.
up,” the guardswoman said sharply. Grabbing her partner by the arm she
dragged him over to the screen. “What in the Gregarian Nebula is that?”
“Is something wrong?” April asked sweetly, though her stomach was sinking.
Fugitoid’s machine was supposed to do, it clearly hadn’t worked. At
this rate they were going to need to fight their way out after all. From
the corner of her eye, April could already see Raph sliding into a
“You better believe something’s wrong.” The
female snapped. Spinning the screen around she pointed sharply at the
detailed green image.
Much to April’s surprise, instead of a cluster of hard tech and wires there was a tiny body.
closer inspection it did not seem so odd. Sure it had a shell and a few
less fingers than a normal baby but otherwise even April would have
been fooled by it if she hadn’t already known it was faked.
baby,” April said slowly, glancing at Raph. He seemed to have the same
perplexed expression though; if April didn’t know better she could have
sworn she saw a hint of awe. “We’re having a baby.”
“And you keep it in your abdominal cavity?” the male guard squeaked, his olive skin turning yellow.
that’s where Earth babies normally go,” Raph replied, comprehension
seeming to dawn. “Do you want to touch her belly or something? You can
if you want.”
The two guards flinched back as though they’d been
struck. Eyeing April suspiciously the guardsman edged around her until
he reached the check point’s console.
“N-no we’re fine.” He stuttered, watching April like she was about to explode. “You can go on in.”
as she turned to leave a wicked thought crossed April’s mind. Leaning
down slightly she planted a firm kiss right on Raph’s mouth, the curve
of her belly forcing her to bend awkwardly.
Still, Raph’s arm
wound tightly against her waist, pulling her close almost unconsciously.
Even when they finally drew apart his grip remained firm, keeping her
close at his side.
“Let’s go see your brothers, sweetie,” said
April, smiling sweetly. As though this were a normal, everyday
occurrence and not a solid eight on her weirdness scale.
“Whatever you say, dear,” nodded Raph, tugging her gently down the hall.
When they were just out of the guards’ earshot April leaned down once again, this time to whisper in Raph’s ear.
“You know,” she smirked, “you’re actually a pretty good baby daddy.”
Raph shook his head but kept his arm tightly around April’s waist. For appearance’s sake. Probably.
“You’re not too bad yourself.”
As April and Raph turned the corner the guardswoman turned to her partner, a look of blatant horror on her face.
you see that?” She hissed, glancing down the hallways as if fearful
that April or Raph would reappear. “They secreted fluids. Into each
others’ mouths,” she shuddered, “and in public no less.”
Even the thought of it sent the guardsman into another fit of heaving.