in the aftermath of things, you never did come after me. we didn’t waste time with hopeful antics, never said goodbye. you just woke up one day and decided I wasn’t what you wanted and two weeks later I pulled myself out of bed to live and breathe in a world where I don’t end up with you. the realization that I could have never been what you needed- hurts. but I also know that the things meant to happen for me, will always find a way. when you didn’t call, when you didn’t fight for me, I realized there was no point in stepping foot out onto a battlefield where I’m outnumbered. and so I didn’t. i sold myself to the idea that I’m better without you until I started to believe in it. and today, I believe in it whole heartedly. it took me a long time to get here and maybe I could never get back who I was on the day I loved you the most, but I also know that better things are coming. and I’m finally brave enough to open my arms for new beginnings.
I’m sorry, this isn’t Jojo at all but I think I’ve had it for today. As a pharmacy tech, I’m tired of hearing “Well, I started to feel better so I didn’t finish them.” I always knew this but now as a Molecular and Cellular Biology major, I not only know why but how. If you’re willing to heed my advice from the title, good; be on your way. If you need to know more, keep reading.
It’s widely known–to some extent–that not completing a regiment of antibiotics can result in resistant bacteria, or even super bacteria.
But in an infection, you already have resistant bacteria lurking. Not taking antibiotics doesn’t literally create resistant bacteria. So how, then, do the antibiotics take care of the resistant ones?
A lot of antibiotics aren’t bacterialcidal: They don’t actually kill them. Many inhibit growth by some mechanism depending if the bacteria is gram negative or gram positive. For example, penicillin inhibits growth by disrupting the formation of a peptidoglycan layer on gram positive bacteria. Others target the LPS layer on gram negative ones. This keeps the non resistant bacteria at bay. So what kills the resistant ones? Your immune system. Antibiotics buy time and energy for your immune system to recognize and destroy the resistant strains. Your immune system is intelligent in that sense and can form antibodies for new illnesses. It’s important to give your immune system this time because bacteria grow, mutate, and transfer genetic material at astonishing rates. If you wanted to look at a microcosm of the mechanics that go into evolution, you’ve got it with bacteria.
There are three methods aside from binary fission in which they transfer genes (I won’t get into the minutia of the form of informational material): Transformation, transduction and conjugation.
In transformation, a bacteria can pickup lost genes from a ruptured and dead cell.
Transduction is a way to transfer information via a viral vector.
In conjugation, genes are transferred through something called a pilus: It’s a bridge between two cells that pipes a copy of the information from one cell to another receptive cell and is the only method that doesn’t involve killing either cells. Resistant bacteria like to give around that resistance information like they’re burning a CD for their friends.
So please finish your antibiotics if you’ve been given them. It doesn’t matter if you’ve started to feel better or even great. Finish them.
(Hey science people, If I’ve missed anything or even got something wrong, help me out. There’s obviously lengthy stuff I’ve left out but I think I got the basics).
Sometimes I think about how amazing the 25th Anniversary concert was, like we had Ramin and Hadley slaying it as Enjolras and Grantaire, and Norm Lewis as Javert and don’t even let me get started on Samantha Barks. And I think hey, let’s watch the 25th Anniversary concert again….
reblogs mostly pics of cute and fluffy animals. #positivity. regularly posts selfies. everyone and their dog has a crush on him. is often tagged in posts by his mutuals. #squadgoals.
mostly random text posts he relates to. not too personal. woke af. v opinionated and vocal about it. does not give a single fuck. DO NOT get into argument with him, you will only embarass yourself. rants in (and out of) tags.
aesthetics. selfies. social justice. with side shitpost. queen of sarcasm. a true role model. also, her make up is on point and anons never fail to appreciate it.
an art blog. has a decent fanbase, but ia just. so bad at interaction w/ his followers. the poor soul takes weeks to reply to his asks. easily flustered!! what a pure cinnamon roll.
a fandom hoe. writes icha icha fanfiction. sin. it ends up on many fic rec lists. the type of person you go to when you first join a fandom. makes bad puns and loses followers because of it. lots of gay.
now THAT is what i call a shitpost factory. there isn't a meme he misses. expert on memes, memes of memes, and meme fusions. and don't get me started on his nihilism and existential humor text posts. what an inspiration.
1. What was the first fish you ever owned?
2. What is your dream tank?
3. What is your favorite fish?
4. What was/is your most troublesome tank?
5. In your opinion, what is the best beginner fish?
6. What is your favorite fishblr blog?
7. Are there any fish that you dislike?
8. Planted tank or reef tank?
9. Favorite type of betta?
10. Favorite type of goldfish?
11. In your opinion, what fish should not be reccomended for beginners (but often is)?
12. Favorite species of shark?
13. What is the best brand/type of food?
14. Favorite invertebrate?
15. What would you do if you suddenly had an extra 200 gallon (757L) tank?
16. What would you do if you suddenly had an extra 10 gallon (37L) tank?
17. If you could remove any product from the shelves of a petstore (ex. Bettacube, ecosphere, fish bowls, etc.), what would it be and why?
18. Have you ever bred fish?
19. Gravel or sand?
20. Favorite non-fish animal?
21. Favorite fish fact?
22. What common myth about fish do you wish you could dispell? (Ex. Can live in bowls, 7 second memory, low maintenance, boring pet, throwaway pet, etc.)
23. Favorite type of filter? (Sponge, HOB, canister, etc.)
24. Do you start a siphon with a pump or with your mouth?
25. What do you think is the most beautiful fish?
26. What do you think is the most dangerous fish?
27. Best way to deal with an algae problem?
28. Natural or artificial decorations?
29. Saltwater, freshwater, or brackish?
30. How did you get into the aquarium hobby?
Jin met you at a very young age and have been together for a very long time. You both decided that you guys weren’t get any younger an should start trying to grow your family. Well about a month after that decision you missed your period. You took pregnancy test and found out you were pregnant. You were beyond excited to tell Jin.
“Hey Jin who do you think should be his/her godfather,”
“Jagi what are you tal- OMG ARE YOU PREGNANT? PLEASE TELL ME YOU ARE PREGNANT!” Jin was very ready to be a father.
(I could not find a gif that fit but this one was beautiful so I don't feel that bad)
The thought of having kids never crossed your mind. To you guys sex was just sex. So the day you found out you were pregnant you were shocked. As soon as you found out you went straight to Namjoon.
"Joonie I’m pregnant. What are we gonna do?“
"We are gonna be the best parents ever obviously. (Y/n) this isn’t exactly how we planned this but I always planned on having kids with you. So why not now? I love you so much.“
Suga was so focused on his career at the moment that he didn’t want kids just yet. He knew you were the one it just was not the right time. When you found out you were pregnant you were scared to tell Yoongi because he thought he would be mad. You didn’t want to hinder him from achieving his dream so you decided to do the “only thing” and leave him.
“Yoongi I’m just gonna say it, im pregnant. I know we weren’t thinking of having kids any time soon and I love you so much and I don’t wanna see your career in danger so I will take the baby and raise it on my own.”
“(Y/n) no that is the last thing I would possible want. Ya you are right we weren’t thinking of having a kid anytime soon but plans change. And I don’t care if this hurts my career you and our child,” he says while placing his hand lightly on your stomach, “are the two biggest priorities in my life. I love you and I’m not going anywhere.”
Jhope wanted kids not be you did not. You were also a dancer in the highest point of your career and a child would mean having to take a break for awhile. Jhope understood that and did not force the topic on you. You promised him kids in the very near future but not right now.
You have been practicing for a big concert for the last couple months and the tour was about to start. A week before the first show you got the new costumes to try on. Jhope was excited to see you in them and waited or you on the couch to come out. In the bedroom you had trouble zipping the pants and the shirt was tighter than it should be. You come out of the room in tears telling jhope that there is no weigh you put on the much weight. You started a new diet to stay in shape for the tour and practices do much that there was no logical way. Then you had a thought. You could be pregnant.
A day later in the doctors office you got your answer. You were pregnant. You were so shocked. You couldn’t believe that you were gonna miss the tour that you practiced so much for. You body was stiff. Jhope helped you from the chair and you began to walk back to the car. On the walk there he pulled you close and whispered, “(Y/n) I know you didn’t want kids just yet but we have one. We are gonna be great at this. I’m gonna be with you through everything. (Y/n) I’m gonna be around so much you are gonna be sick of it. I love you so much and our future child.”
You and Jimin were in love and everyone could see it. Would you guys be engaged soon? Yes. Were you guys gonna have kids soon? NO. You just starting a job and career for yourself did not want to rush things. Jimin was in one of the peals of his career and found it hard sometimes to make time for you, let alone a id. Kids were something you both wanted but not now.
You woke up one morning and immediately ran to the toilet to throw up. After cleaning up you quickly rush to the store to pick up a pregnancy test.
You fly back into your apartment and rush the sat jimin who was sleeping on the couch and soak the door to the bathroom. A couple minutes later you are sitting in the bathroom floor crying. Your pregnant. How were you gonna tell Jimin?
Jimin woke up from his nap and started looking for you. He saw you were in the bathroom and knocked. When you didn’t answer he poked his head in and saw you one the floor.
“Jagi what wrong? Please tell me what’s going on.” You just continue to look at the ground so he starts to look around to try to find what caused this. He spots the positive pregnancy test on the counter and he so shocked. He quickly composes himself and hugs you tighter. “(Y/n) my princess please don’t cry. This is great news. Why would I ever be upset about this? We are gonna be the best parents. Now let’s get you up and we can cuddle.“
You and Tae wanted kids Now. Even though your families, hyungs, and his managers were saying you were both to young you guys did not listen. You found out the day after Tae left for a 3 month tour that you were pregnant. You decided to wait and surprise him with your growing bump when he got home. Three months later Tae comes walking into your apartment to get the best surprise of his life.
"Tae you’re home!” You yell as you waddle up to your boyfriend
He looks at you shocked and begins to tear up. He kneels down and puts both hands on your stomach. “I’m so happy to see the both of you.” As he places gentle kiss on your tummy then your lips.
Baby Jungkook have his own baby? HAHAHA no. As a matter of fact you both were not ready to raise a kid. You have not been feeling right the last couple of weeks so you decided to take a pregnancy test. You had no doubt in your mind that it would come back negative. While waiting for the results, Jungkook arrived back home.
“Hey Kooks Im in the bathroom you can come in. I haven’t been feeling well so im taking a pregnancy test just to be sure.”
while walking into the room, “Ok babe that’s fine. We should probably go to the doctor tomorrow. You have been feeling pretty bad for awhile.” He begins to check his hair in the mirror and he glances down at the test to find a plus sign on it. “UM Babe what does a plus sign mean?’
You run to go check it, “Omg I’m pregnant.”
It would take a coupe hours in all honesty to have Jungkook process that he was going to be a father. Once he calmed down he would come into bed and cuddle whispering in to your ear reassurance that you both would be amazing parents.
Rest in Peace, Aki. Can you see this from Doggy Heaven? Although I only knew you for that two short weeks during my exchange, those two were one of the best weeks in my entire life. You gave me so much love despite the fact that I was a stranger to you. You showed me your favorite spot, where you like to watch the train when it goes by behind your house. You showed me your favorite shelter when it started raining, in that hole under the shed. Thank you for those two weeks. I miss you and I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you for a second time. Keep that wonderful, cheerful spirit. I’ll miss running my hands against your back, seeing all the fur stuck to my sweater. I’ll miss hearing your little whines every morning, waiting to be let out of your cage. Till we meet again at the rainbow bridge, I love you.
Please stop screaming, I'm in a very intense debate about the merits of socialism with an online friend, and I can't concentrate with you making such a racket.
Socialism? Aren't you incredibly rich and vain?
I'm a Trotskyist, you fool.
Who cares! My dad's alive!
I wasn't aware that your dad was dead?
Neither was I. I thought he had just abandoned me and my mom all those years ago. I have quite a story about it. When I was about 14, my dad took me on a road trip to go to IHOP for a delicious breakfast. After we had finished, he got up to use the bathroom and never returned. He left me stranded in a strange IHOP two states over.
You traveled two states away to go to an IHOP?
I mean, it was a road trip.
How do you know it's your dad?
Check my phone, it says dad right there. Of course he's my dad.
It could be anyone.
There's no one else in my contacts with the name dad, other than my dad, ya goober. In fact, with every new phone I've gotten I always added his old phone number to the contacts in case of a moment just like this.
Even still, don't you think it's suspicious that your father is contacting you via text nearly a decade after he abandoned you?
Not even a bit?
No. *buzz* Oh, he texted me again!
Hey, who's my favorite daughter?
Me, of course! 😘
You're my fifth favorite daughter.
I don't understand.
I have six daughters and you're my fifth favorite one. The sixth one died in a scuba diving accident.
So I'm your least favorite daughter?
No, don't think of it like that! You're not my least favorite daughter, you're just my least favorite LIVING daughter. 😉
That doesn't make me feel better.
Ah, it doesn't matter. You remember me, your dad, the big wacky goofball! 😝
I remember you trading my bicycle for coke.
It's a thing of the past, my daughter who I love the least. I don't want to worry about the past, let's meet up and discuss the future.
OMG You want to meet up? Where?
IHOP, for old time's sake, but this time let's make it the one in town.
*out loud* Oh my god, I'm meeting up with my dad!
I'm right here, you don't have to yell.
I'm so excited. I'm reconnecting with my father. Most girls can only dream of this moment.
He honestly sounds like a terrible person.
Yeah, sometimes they become worse.
You're just overly pessimistic because you're a goth and also a Trotskyist.
Eh, I can't deny it.
*later at IHOP*
*waiting at table* I can't wait to see my dad again. I wonder what he looks like. I bet he's a businessman now. Oh, or maybe he's a priest. *notices commotion at the front of the store* Hmm?
Sir, please wait to be seated.
I'm meeting up with someone, you flighty broad. There's not much time. Get out of my way.
*internally* At least that guy isn't my dad.
Oh, there she is. *runs and sits at my table* Oh my god, is that my little girl. You've grown up so much. You look way too much like your mom. It's bringing back some really bad memories. I'm sorta regretting. Just joking. Hahaha. WHERE THE FUCK IS OUR WAITRESS, I'M TRYING TO EAT HERE!?
What a coincidence it is that the horrible man making a scene at the front of the restaurant is my dad...
What's with the distant look on your face? You're acting like you saw a ghost. Haha, maybe you do think I'm a ghost. Hey, sorry about leaving you at the IHOP all those years ago. Kinda got bored of the whole dad thing. JESUS CHRIST, CAN YOU GUYS FUCKING HURRY UP AND GET US A WAITRESS. F-Fuck. *wipes sweat off forehead*
*jumps in seat*
Sorry, I've been really on edge recently. *nervously looks over shoulder* Where the fuck are these waitresses?
Dad... *gets teary eyed*
Oh god, are you gonna start crying on me.
*sniffles* I'm sorry, I just missed you so much.
Yeah, yeah, I missed you too. Time to move onto the next thing. Inheritance. Uh, I'm gonna die eventually, so you can have all of my money. *put suitcase stuffed with cash on the table and pushes it towards me* You can just have it now, for all I care. I mean, you never know when I'm gonna die.
Dad, I don't want your money. I just want to spend time with you.
Well, you can spend all the time in the world with me once you accept the fat wads of cash in this suitcase. I just need you to say verbally that you're accepting this money from me as a legitimate form of inheritance.
Dad, please. I just want to talk to you.
Come on and take the fucking cash, Elizabeth.
My name's not Elizabeth.
Okay, whatever. Take the money and clearly dictate that you are accepting the entirety of this money as a legitimate form of inheritance from your loving father. You can use it for college, you're college aged right. Or prenatal care. I don't fucking know. What shitty kid doesn't want FREE FUCKING MONEY!?
*stands up from seat* Dad! You're the worst ever! I hate you! *runs out of IHOP sobbing*
Fuck, I knew that wasn't going to work. *notices how dark it is outside* It's almost here. I wasted so much goddamn time. I'm never going to get rid of this thing. FUCK!
*nervously* I can help you now, sir.
Oh, so now you show up. I'm not so hungry now. In fact, I've lost my entire damn appetite.
I'm sorry, sir. It's all my fault. I'm so sorry.
Which one of those cars outside is yours?
The red one.
That broken down piece of shit?
Guess, there's no other choice. It'll have to do. Give me your fucking keys.
*points gun at waiter* GIVE ME YOUR FUCKING KEYS!
*drops keys on the table*
*tosses wads of cash at the waitress* That's easily $200,000. Go buy yourself a better car. You might want to make it quick. *runs out of IHOP*
*watches disheveled dude speed off* Why is it so dark outside and where did everyone go? I guess it doesn't matter now, though. $200,000. That's a lot of money. I wonder what I'm gonna do with all this? I'm so excited that I'm lightheaded. The future is so bright now.
Kind of a messy picture, but what the hell, it represents my life right now. I miss posting! but my schedule is so messed up during the summer, I need to get back on track. :)
- - - Important (If anyone’s taking Edexcel A level exams in Jan or June 2018, please please please dm me! I’d like to start a study group for people on study leave, are doing it by themselves or just doing tutoring. if you’re in school still that’s okay too!)
Hey guys, long time no see, 3 months to exact. Bet you thought you’d seen the last of me, huh. Sorry to tell you, but you’ll never get rid of me. We’re stuck together like glue. A lot happened while I was AFT, a lot is an understatement. I feel like I missed an entire seasons’ worth of blogging I could have done. Just what was I doing these past 3 months, we’ll talk about that later. For now, let’s just enjoy the fireworks. It’s starting!
(For those of you who don’t get to see fireworks, and spent all their time on Tumblr *me* just look at this picture, and believe… in Steven of course)
7 or 11 for Patater soulmate prompt, thanks! (I love your writing!!) :)
I’ve gone 11 for this pairing before, so I’ll do 7 :)
7: The one where you and your soulmate share an emotional link.
All Kent can feel is anger. Pure, unadulterated anger. It makes his stomach twist in knots. He knows it’s not his own emotion, it must be Alexei’s. But Alexei is out of his reach, spending time with the rest of the the Eastern Conference’s All Stars while Kent sticks to the Western Conference.
Kent just wishes he could talk to Alexei, find out what’s making him so angry and try to help fix it.
He doesn’t get a chance to find out until after the game is over and they’re both cuddles in the same hotel room bed. Alexei’s flight back to Providence is early tomorrow morning, while Kent has time to sleep in before his. Perks of having the All Star Game on the west coast, just a quick trip from Vegas.
“You got really angry today,” he says softly, approaching the subject the same way he might approach a wounded wild animal. “Everything okay?”
“Yes,” Alexei says, though the way his body stiffens gives away the lie. “Is nothing.”
“Lex,” Kent says patiently. “I’m your soulmate, babe. You can tell me anything.”
Alexei huffs and sticks his nose into Kent’s hair.
“Just having a conversation with someone I’m not happy about,” he says. “Is nothing you worry about.”
Kent bites the inside of his lip. He knows it’s probably best if he doesn’t push Alexei to share the conversation, but at the same time it’s obvious whatever it was is still striking a nerve with him. Kent wants to help as best as possible.
He says as much and Alexei is quiet for a moment.
“Don’t want you to feel like is your problem,” Alexei admits.
“You’re me soulmate,” Kent says. “And more importantly, my boyfriend. I want to help you.”
Alexei nods and opens his mouth to speak. Before any words come out, he snaps it shut. He opens and closes his mouth a few times, like he’s struggling to find the right words or where to begin.
“I’m talking to Zimmboni,” he finally admits.
Kent knows Alexei can feel the way his entire body stiffens at the new information. But thankfully, Alexei continues.
“He is finding out that we are boyfriends and is… not happy.”
Kent clenches his jaw and breathes heavily out of his nose. Who the fuck is Zimmerman to have an opinion on their relationship?
“He is telling me things about you that are not very nice. Also things I’m knowing are not true,” Alexei continues.
“Fuck him,” Kent growls.
Kent moves to get out of bed, decision already made up in his mind to hunt down Jack Zimmerman and give him a piece of his mind. But Alexei grabs him and holds him against the bed, he’s too strong for Kent to break his grip.
“Kenny, relax,” Alexei pleads. “Relax. Is not worth getting mad at right now.”
“The fuck it’s not!” Kent yells. “Who the fuck does he think he is, saying shit to you about me?”
“He is not knowing we are soulmates,” Alexei explains, rubbing at Kent’s arm to try to get him to relax. “I’m telling him, and he is backing off a little.”
“I don't care. Lex, I don’t care if he didn’t know. He has no business saying shit like that,” Kent says, still fuming but starting to calm down a little under Alexei’s hands.
“I’m know, Kenny,” Alexei says. “But this is why I’m not wanting to tell you. I’m not wanting to upset you.”
“Screw that,” Kent spits.
“Please just relax now?” Alexei begs. “I’m missing you all weekend, we are separated. Just want to cuddle. We can talk later about this.”
Kent swallows and tries to push down the anger still bubbling inside him.
“Okay,” he says, taking a deep breath. “But we’re not done discussing this. And don’t expect me to be nice to him the next time I see him.”
“Okay,” Alexei agrees, kissing Kent’s lips.
Kent lets himself get lost in those soft, luscious lips. He’s still pissed, but this is definitely proving a good distraction. For the time being.
She’s missing? We’ll keep an eye out for her, what does she look like?
Well, Lucy’s got the most beautiful hazel eyes--you can see flecks of gold in them when there’s light--she also has this milky brown hair that flows in the wind when she runs beside me, and oh! She smells of soothing honey tea on a cold day. And god, don't even get me started on her smile, it’s the sweetest--makes you feel all safe and warm inside--
Ok I'm sure that's quite enough information on her Lockwood
I have to admit, I was seriously disappointed in Star Realms. Tabletop made it look fun, but so many games just fizzled. Like, my first two turns may push me into a faction or two, but then I never see them again, forcing awkward builds that never pan out. Or that happens to my opponent, which isn't much better. There just don't seem to be that many choices, really. "Vomit out your hand, then buy whatever you can afford." Am I missing something, or was the game just not for me?
It’s possible that the game just isn’t for you. It could also be that the way you’re building your deck, you aren’t thin enough to get a quick turnover of your cards. Think about trashing low-value cards (like the starting cards) and look to replace them with more of the cards you want.
I’m not an expert at all, but maybe that will help? It’s also totally possible and fair that it’s just not your jam.