and it isn't dim at all

I am trying to cure my own loneliness too…Let us help each other out.

Compagnon piece to this.

I was just doodling around and you know…meh.

Well that’s a bit better,” said a voice, gasping between words. “Takes a bit of effort to make you properly  submissive, doesn’t it?” The bed creaked with a shifting of weight and I felt my knees being nudged further apart.
“Not as dead as you look, I hope?” said the voice, coming nearer. I arched upward with an inarticulate sound as exquisitely sensitive tissues were firmly parted in a fresh assault. 
“Jesus Christ,” I said. There was a faint chuckle near my ear.
“I only said I felt like God, Sassenach,” he murmured, “I never said I was.”
And later, as the rising sun began to dim the glow of the lamp, I roused from a drifting sleep to hear Jamie murmur once more, “Does it ever stop, Claire? The wanting?”
My head fell back onto his shoulder. “I don’t know, Jamie. I really don’t.
—  Outlander, Chapter 17 We Meet a Beggar, by Diana Gabaldon

palpablenotion  asked:

I don't know if any of you mods know about this because you seem to live in NY or the UK. There's a theater chain, NCG Cinemas. They have what they call Sensory Friendly movie days. One Saturday a month they show a movie (May 6th is Guardians of the Galaxy 2, June is Cars 3, the Despicable Me 3), the sound isn't as loud, the lights aren't as dim, and talking, moving around, running around, shouting is all okay. You can buy tickets online or in the cinema.

That’s great to know! Thank you for sharing. 

I know there are a few movie chains in the US that do this as well including AMC. It’s becoming more common here as far as I can tell. If sensory friendly movie days would help you, I would recommend calling your local movie theater(s) and see if this is something they offer. If not, perhaps suggest it as an idea for them as there are likely others in your community who would benefit. 


chloebeale  asked:

I HAVE A PROMPT FOR U. bechloe are secretly dating. they have the bella house to themselves for spring break so while chloe is shopping, beca stays home and decorates chloe's room so it's all romantic (dim lights,candles,music,etc) then she gets an idea to wear her best underwear and wait for chloe on her bed. except stacie comes home early, and walks in on beca in her "sexy" position on the bed (it isn't sexy at all) and stacie isn't even fazed by it. chloe comes home to see beca mortified.

Beca wasn’t a planner. Dates and times and to-do lists got stuck in her head like a car on the side of the road, and whenever she tried to press on the gas to get past it, her mind just stalled - making this terrible noise and slamming against the numbers on the calendar again and again without actually making any headway. So, really, Chloe should’ve been more than pleased by Beca’s forethought on this particular night, because she was preparing all week with hidden lists and internet searches to put together the best possible “Chloe Beale” night she could (which involved an adventure into Pinterest that Beca did not care to revisit, because if one thing was more traumatic to her than planning, it was the dreaded D.I.Y….which was, admittedly, one of Chloe’s all time favorite things. She wondered sometimes why the universe thought they were compatible, but then she remembered just how grateful she actually was that Aubrey existed for all of those particularly Beale-ian whims). 

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anonymous asked:

Now I'm not sure what show you are referring to, I thinks it's the 100, but I would be very careful to use terms like gaslighting especially when you yourself are not a therapist, even if you are getting your information from a "reliable"secondhand source. if you are not trained because you are associating a relationship as abuse when you yourself are not trained to assess what is or isn't abuseEspecially when young girls and boys look to that as a source of hope in an otherwise dim environment.

(2/2)  “manipulated into doubting their own memory, perception, and sanity.” As a licensed therapist I must say that while your analysis is interesting, you seem to be employing that very method by taking all the examples that you mentioned and taking them completely out of context in order to invalidate a fictional character. Just an example would be the assumption that Lexa beat up Clarke while she kidnapped her. Lexa was not with Roan andwhen she found out how she was taken, his deal was rescinded.

My “reliable” secondhand source is my partner of 7 years, who is a qualified psychotherapist. He is the person who told me that the proper term for Lexa’s abusive tactic in 3x03 is gaslighting. I notice that, as a licensed therapist yourself, you haven’t actually challenged my analysis of that scene. Interesting.

Instead of offering any relevant counterargument, you’ve accused me of taking things out of context. You’ve supported this claim by giving a completely incorrect account of the scene between Lexa, Roan, and Clarke at the end of 3x02. I notice that you can’t challenge the analysis of the gaslighting scene in 3x03 because the gifs are already there, so I’ve added more gifs to help your recollection of 3x02.  

Firstly, I never claimed that Lexa beat up Clarke. However, when Lexa sent Roan to bring Clarke to her, she knew he would have to use force. This is by her own admission. 


“I expect not.” 

Lexa told Roan not to harm Clarke, but then admitted that she knew Clarke would not come easy. The only way Roan could get Clarke to Polis was by force and Lexa knew that. 

Next part: “when she found out how she was taken, his deal was rescinded.” Now, I don’t usually swear on my Tumblr, but that’s complete BS. 


Roan’s deal was rescinded because his mother’s army was marching on Polis. It had nothing at all to do with his treatment of Clarke, as Lexa had already acknowledged that the need for force was neither unexpected nor surprising.

I’m going to go on a little rant here about the absolute stupidity of Lexa’s treatment of Roan. She made a deal with him, which he upheld and she broke. (She never was one for keeping her word.) Lexa then punished Roan for his mother’s actions, knowing that Roan’s loyalty to his mother was already questionable. Lexa also knew that Roan would be the next King of Azgeda. But, rather than making an ally of him, she made an enemy for absolutely no reason. How did she expect to deal with Roan in the future, when Nia was removed and he was king? Did she expect that he would trust her to stick to her word following negotiations? What did she gain from breaking her word here? Nothing. What did she lose? Not only Roan’s trust, but she also showed Clarke once again that she casually breaks her word with zero hesitation. This is right before she turns around and tells Clarke she needs her. Like…what? The shortsightedness is astounding.

So, anyway, back on topic. 1) You haven’t shown me any evidence that Lexa didn’t employ gaslighting techniques. 2) Your recollection of Lexa’s motives and behavior seems flawed. Maybe you should rewatch her scenes with an open mind.

Thanks for your time.