and my choice is not to do this

anonymous asked:

Glad to hear your open to requests! :D if u feel like it, I think it'd be cool to hear dialogue between anders and Cassandra or whomever strikes ur inspiration!

Oh man. Cassandra and Anders. That… would be interesting.

I’ve set these during DAI on the assumption that Anders is recruited into the Inner Circle. His mood may seem a bit darker here, but that is an intentional choice - not only because the ending of DA2 left him in a pretty dark place, but also because of his current conversation partner’s occupation. 


Anders: Is the glaring really necessary?
Cassandra: The Inquisitor may have decided you are a worthy ally, but I do not. I trust I don’t have to explain my reasoning.
Anders: Because I’m a mage? An apostate? An abomination?
Cassandra: And because you are a heartless mass murderer.
Anders: Ah, right. Forgot that one. I should start keeping a list.
Cassandra: Do not make light of this.
Anders: What would you prefer? That I grovel? Throw myself to my knees before a statue of Andraste and plead for forgiveness? I know what I have done. I will make amends for that on my own terms - for my own sake, not for yours. I’m not going to parade around my guilt in order to make people like you feel better.
Cassandra: I will be watching you, mage.
Anders: It’s what the Seekers do best, isn’t it? Sitting around, watching, and doing precisely nothing of use. Have at it.


Anders: If the Seekers had done their job in the first place, none of this would have been necessary. Your people were supposed to protect us, to keep the Templars from overstepping. You had to know what was happening in the Gallows - in countless other Circles - and yet you did nothing.
Cassandra: Lord Seeker Lambert failed us all.
Anders: Does it make you feel better, placing all the blame on him? You were the Divine’s Right Hand, Cassandra. Don’t pretend that you were powerless. 


Anders: At Halamshiral, when they went to announce you… it was bloody ridiculous. You have far too many names.
Cassandra: And you don’t have any.


Anders: What motivates someone to join the Seekers in the first place?
Cassandra: I would not know. My intention was to become a Templar. I was handed over to the Seekers later.
Anders: A Templar, hmm? You must have really gotten off on the idea of murdering mages without so much as a slap on the wrist. Hated us that much, did you?
Cassandra: I had my reasons. Suffering can easily breed hatred if you are not careful.
Anders: Suffering? What possible hardships could a woman like you have to deal with you make you want to be a killer and a jailer? A noblewoman with royal blood, probably raised in the lap of luxury, not a care in the world. Come back and talk to me about suffering when your own family gives you up because they think you’re cursed. When you’ve been stuck in solitary confinement for a whole year. What could you have possibly gone through that could compare to that?
Cassandra: (very angry) Drop it, mage. I will only warn you once.


Cassandra: There was a Circle mage I once knew. Regalyan. A friend… more than that. He wanted what you claim to desire yourself - for mages to be treated as equals, with dignity and respect. He worked for years to try and counteract the hatred his kind earned because of people like you.
Anders: And what did it get him in the end? The tension in the Circles has been growing for decades. Templars have been overstepping their bounds inch by inch every year. The Seekers weren’t going to do anything about it. The Chantry certainly wouldn’t. I didn’t make this problem, Cassandra. I just forced everyone to see it.
Cassandra: Galyan attended the Conclave in pursuit of that same peace he’d dedicated his life to. He was there, at the center of it all, when the temple was destroyed.
Anders: I’m sorry to hear that.
Cassandra: Are you? Because I can’t help but wonder… if it weren’t for you, perhaps the Conclave wouldn’t have been necessary. Gal would still be alive - along with everyone else who desired peace over the kind of chaos you sow.
Anders: You can’t pin this all on me. We both know that this war didn’t start in Kirkwall.
Cassandra: You are right. And yet good men have died so that men like you can make a statement.


(After a mission in which Justice/Vengeance manifests and takes full control over Anders.)

Anders: Seeker, about before- I’m sorry if I… frightened you. You were right to draw your blade on me.
Cassandra: I hoped you would not give me reason to use it.
Anders: I was… not myself. Or, I was. It’s just…
Cassandra: You were no longer in control.
Anders: It’s difficult to describe. Most of the time, Justice and I feel like one person - no different from before, when I would occasionally talk to myself. Other times, I can feel him - rising up, pushing through - and then everything goes black. As if I’ve been shoved into some dark corner…
Cassandra: Perhaps you should discuss this with Solas. He may have insights into the matter that I do not.
Anders: (unhappy laugh) Right. Because all you know is how to kill things like me.
Cassandra: As long as you serve the Inquisition, you and I are allies. I would not strike you down unless you forced my hand. It is in both our best interests that I help you however I can.
Anders: And if there is no helping me?
Cassandra: Then I will make certain you cannot hurt anyone else.
Anders: Thank you. That’s… strangely comforting.


[banter for Solas + Zevran]
[banter for Solas + Romanced Zevran]
[banter for Solas + Merrill]
[banter for Fenris + Solas]
[banter for Fenris + Romanced Solas]  

Beanie Boy - Bughead Fanfic - Part 1

Summary: "You were lonely, homeless, broken. I just gave you a place to stay.“ Beanie Boy Jughead and Good Girl Betty are in it together… until romantic feelings for each other bloom between them.


"Why would you allow her to leave?” Jughead demanded, tears welling up in his eyes. “I loved my mom — I loved my sister!”

Jughead’s father slammed his glass of alcohol on the kitchen counter. “She made the choice to leave us. Not me!”

“Yeah, well, you might as well have made it for her,” Jughead said, his throat constricting his low voice. He wanted to say more, to say the unspoken fact, you are alcoholic trash, dad.

Jughead’s dad sighed. “What do you want me to say?”

This caused anger to swell up Jughead’s heart. He stared around the hell hole of his house, reminding himself he didn’t have to stay here. He’d always imagined himself walking out on his dad. This would be the perfect chance to do exactly that.

Except, where would he go? He could always crash at the school. Or at Archie’s. Or …

“I’m leaving, but this time I’m not coming back,” Jughead said.

“Jughead, wait … ”

But Jughead was already gone.


Thunder echoed across the sky, followed by a flash of lightning. Rain drenched Jughead as he made his way to Betty’s new apartment. Ever since she moved out he’d been dying to ask her for a place to stay. And after the events of tonight ….

Jughead didn’t want to think about it. He had to get to Betty’s apartment.

He adjusted his backpack strap, and crossed the street to the apartment complex. Jughead’s skin was beginning to grow goosebumps as he trudged up the steps to her place. His brain was screaming at him to turn around and leave – that this was a huge mistake – but something kept him rooted to the spot. He didn’t know what it was. He knew he had a bad habit of overthinking things, but he also knew he needed a place to stay.

Maybe that’s all this could be. Two friends living together, nothing more. He hoped it would stay that way, even though he knew it wouldn’t. He’d been crushing on Betty for so long.

It was tearing him apart.

Shaking himself loose of his thoughts, he raised his fist to knock. His knock was loud, yet cautious. He glanced around after, hoping none of her neighbors heard. After all, it was rather late at night.

The door swung open, and Betty let a small shriek loose. “Juggie, what are you doing here?” She adjusted her ponytail. Jughead tried to ignore the fact that she was in her sleep clothes, with short shorts and a T-Shirt that was way too thin.

Jughead cleared his throat, an obvious pink tinge to his cheeks. He said, “I need a place to stay …. again.”

Betty stepped aside, opening the door wider. “Of course.”

Jughead stepped inside. He didn’t know what to say – this wasn’t the first time this happened.

He sat down on her couch, and folded his hands in his lap. “I uh … ”

“You don’t need to say anything, Juggs,” she handed him a tissue box, and added, “I’m here for you.”

Jughead took the tissue box, and blew his nose. And then …

He cried.

He cried because his dad was an alcoholic, and didn’t want to change his ways. He cried because his mother left him, taking his sister along with her. He cried because he was a loner, and the girl he liked, was in love with his best friend.

His life was an utter hell-hole, and he was miserable.

Once he calmed down, Betty smiled slightly. “You need rest,” she said, “lay down.”

He did. She tossed a blanket over him, and he relaxed against the throw pillows. She patted his shoulder, then left for her own room.


“Good morning, Juggs,” Betty said, flipping on the lights.

Jughead sat up, rubbing his eyes. Betty was dressed in her usual outfit, with a white sweater, and dark jeans. Her outfit was great, but what he cared about was the unmistakable concern in her green eyes. She stepped forward, and sat on the couch beside him.

“Is it morning already?” Jughead asked. He pulled his phone out of his bag, and checked the time.

“Yeah … ” Betty sighed, and said, “did you get in another argument with your dad?”

Jughead stared at his hands, and replied, “yeah. We did.”

“Well,” she reached for his hand, then thought better of it. A little piece of him broke when she returned her hands to her own lap. “You know you can trust me.”

Jughead nodded, and grabbed his backpack. “We’re late for school.”

UH OH! Its the commission goblin! And hes holding a sign! You know what that means folks….

COMMISSION TIME!

Folks, I love drawing, character design, and fantasy. And as this handy little goblin is quite clearly stating, COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN!


I can really negotiate any price, and I can do most requests (no NSFW stuff, but my style is all grimy so that’s obvious), but here are some handy dandy guidelines for everyone

FULL BODY CHARACTER
This is one of the more expensive options, but that’s for a good reason! Its hard!

$60- Any character from popular media, or your own OC is rendered in stunning grimy glory,

$80- Your choice doing SOMETHING of your choice! Could be in a big field! Could be fighting something! Heck, they could be playing tiddlywinks! Original Character Concept art price! Ill design something along your guidelines, but it will be an original character as well! Woow!

$45-negotiable: A character of your choice in full color! Think of this as the next level of sketch. Speaking of….

$3-5 Messy sketch: Quick little sketch of your choice, a lil messy, a lil gunky, but hey thats what you get for the price equivalent of a two plums

$10-12 Clean Sketch: Same as above, But clean and lean! Nice like rice! Free of lice! Any character you want (unless they’re naked) nice and clean, full body MAYBE!

$???-Something WEIRD: I can do a lot of styles and icons, including heraldry and certain line art techniques, including the above. This one is a little all over the place, so we can discuss the pricing

$35- Chest profile: Heya Hiya HOWA, this one is one of the more negotiable, but think of it as a high quality render of a character or oc, but not full body like the ones listed above.

I have 6 slots open for sketches and 3 slots for every other option.

Dont be afraid to message me on tumblr, leave an ask, or shoot me an email! I wont bite! Ho Ho!

For any questions, commissions, or you wanna get in touch for some reason, email me at officialcowboy@gmail.com! Or talk to me on tumblr! I dont care! Woohoo!

fair and square :: an alternating pov mix for season one anne and gilbert and the crushes that they definitely do not have on each other

once upon another time : sara bareilles
i make my wish but mostly i believe

bloom : the paper kites
you fill my lungs with sweetness & you fill my head with you

all the stars : the wailin’ jennys
open wide your wounded heart

ophelia : the lumineers
you’ve been on my mind girl since the flood

can’t go back now : the weepies
you do it on your own but you find you’re all alone

january hymn : the decemberists
what were the words i meant to say before you left?

christmas tv : slow club
it’s okay to have scars, they all make you who you are

shake : the head and the heart
the wind keeps pushing you to me

coming home : gabrielle aplin
standing underneath the sky with nothing of my own

sweet creature : harry styles
when i run out of road, you will bring me home

( listen )

A Love That Isn’t Ours (Choices fanfic)

Summary: If you know that the time you have with someone won’t last forever, what do you do? Do you avoid the moment to avoid the agony of what comes next, or do you claim the moment and relish it with all you have despite the pending heartbreak?

Author’s Note: Imagine your MC being with an LI they know they can’t be with forever. This fan fic is written for that ship in mind. In my head, it’s very much a Jake x MC piece, but I also see it as a The Freshman LI x MC piece, right before breaking up with Chris/James/Kaitlyn/Zig formally.  Written while listening to Novo Amor’s Holland.

A Love That Isn’t Ours (MC x LI: Can be Jake x MC OR Pre-break-up James/Chris/Kaitlyn x MC)

We know this is a love that isn’t ours.

The way our fingers intertwine so perfectly just delays the breaking of each other’s hearts. I already feel mine cracking at the core.

Yet we still hold on to each other, loving the feel of warm hands, satin against flannel, soft lips on stubbled skin.

The evening swallows us whole, and we surrender to the comfort of the small hours, the safety of cloaked midnights, the hint of moonlight hitting the arch of your neck, the small of my back, the white, crumpled sheets that beckon us. Questions are not allowed.

Courage comes from the shadows we make. My hands run through your hair as your lips crash on mine, hungry, hopeful, knowing that while this is a love that isn’t ours, the evening is.

Your fingers dance on bronze skin, making a pattern of swirls and staccatos on my waist. Midnight deepens and we surrender to languid kisses alternating with a hurried pace, knowing that dawn is nearing, knowing that this midnight may not come again.

Darkness gives us permission. You whisper words in my ear I’ve never heard from you — a mix of curses and sweet seduction, a tremor in your voice culminating in primal groans that say more about what’s between us than any language can capture. Heavy breathing gives way to quiet moans, quiet moans give way to throaty ones as the use for words are lost.

This is a love that is not ours. But at the climb and the peak and the waves and the crash we fall into each other - limbs on limbs, mouth on mouth, sweat on sweat, breath on breath, again and again. And again.

At the final crash, we hold on to each other, feeling each other’s heartbeats, skin on skin, soul on soul.

The way our fingers intertwine so perfectly just delays the breaking of each other’s hearts. I hear yours cracking as mine begins to fall apart.

Harlots Appreciation Week

Day Seven: Free Choice — Nancy Birch, just because there can never be too much Nancy

just venting lol
as much as i am terrified of the future i am so excited to get either a masters/MFA or a combined masters/PhD depending on where i go and to learn so much and really stick it to everyone who made fun of my choice of school for my undergraduate degree (which ironically 91% of people who apply to grad schools from my college get into their top choice grad school soooooo)
like i don’t want to be vain but i am very good at what i do and i can definitely make a career out of it while plenty of folx i know can’t say the same with theirs and idk i’m just proud of the work that i do despite it being “useless”

anonymous asked:

eww all you assholes do is fantasize about converting gay men to heterosexuality bc you expect us to give up our sexual orientation over your pronoun choices. sorry but being gay means being attracted to the same sex. a bunch of afabs with short haircuts don't change my sexuality. fuck your homophobia.

this is literally the most hilarious message ive ever gotten

my gay ass: apparently a homophobe

anyways trans people are the best and cis ppl can suck my ass❤️

stormsworder  asked:

Any chance some of your shirts may be designed with light colors in mind initially? I know designs look best on black shirts, but living in the Deep South and wearing black in the summer is sometimes a death wish >>; although different color options are available with shirts, the designs don't look quite the best. Sometimes the font will just not really stick out with the different colors.

Yeah ahaha my bad, They do work best on black because of the colour choices in the designs T__T;;; was there particular designs you were hoping to get on light colours? It’s not probable i can redesign all of them to be compatible on white, but if there are a few that people really want, I can give it a go (and hopefully save y’all from the deep south sun)

anonymous asked:

Hi! I strive to be a veterinary technician but where I live there are no schools or programs at the moment and have no money to travel in regards to school. I am going to graduate soon and have already applied to a local college in hopes to pursue a bachelor's degree in bio. I am wondering if this seems like the right choice? Some of my friends have told me it is not required to go to college to become a vet tech but my mom is making me. Thank you in advance!

Hi! 

Phew, this is a loaded question. 

Let’s start by saying: this varies A LOT by location. It is definitely not straightforward, and every veterinary assistant/technician you ask will have a wildly different answer.

Every US state (I’m sure it varies even more wildly by COUNTRY) has different laws in regards to what people with different levels of certification can do. 

I currently work as a veterinary assistant who has been trained on the job. I don’t have any official certification - I was just taught by other assistants, technicians, and doctors over a few years. 

In addition, I have my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, and am planning to go on to veterinary school in the fall. 

That being said, I don’t have a lot of experience with veterinary technician schooling, exams, or licensure. Any of my followers with more experience, please feel free to add on or correct me!

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According to NAVTA (The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) and the AVMA (The American Veterinary Medical Association), the correct term is “Veterinary Technician” in the US (as opposed to terms like “Veterinary nurse” used in other countries) - another source of debate and varied opinions! 

There are people with zero official certification, people who are LICENSED veterinary technicians (LVTs), people who are CERTIFIED veterinary technicians (CVTs), and people who are REGISTERED veterinary technicians (RVTs). Again, the difference varies by state.

After completing a Veterinary Technician program (~2 years) and receiving your degree, most jobs require you to take the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination) - the nationwide exam. Once passing this, depending on the state, you may have to pay a fee (no exam required - just proof of your degree and your passing exam grade). Paying the fee will make you “licensed”. I believe this needs to be repaid every 2-3 years to maintain your licensure.

In addition, there may be a mandatory amount of C.E. (Continuing Education) credits you must obtained every year to maintain your licensure.

I’m not sure if this is still in effect - but in some states, you are able to take the VTNE exam WITHOUT attending veterinary technician school. (In other states, you need to show proof of your degree in order to even take the exam). Passing the VTNE will then enable you to pay for your license.

Now, once a veterinary technician or technologist, you can also move forward by becoming a veterinary technician SPECIALIST (they usually work under a veterinary doctor who chose to specialize in a certain field and become a board certified specialist). 

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Let’s do a brief overview of the medical staff in a veterinary hospital.

Quotes below are according to the NAVTA website: 
VETERINARIAN: “The veterinarian is solely responsible for diagnosing, prognosing, prescribing medication and performing surgery. They are ultimately responsible for all patient care and outcomes. Most veterinarians apply for veterinary medical school admission while obtaining a bachelor degree in a compatible field. If accepted into a medical school, the course of study usually takes another four years, making that a grand total of eight years of schooling. Every state requires a veterinarian to take and pass a licensing exam. Successful candidates are given a license to practice veterinary medicine.”

BOTH VETERINARY TECHNICIANS AND VETERINARY TECHNOLOGISTS:
“The veterinary Technicians and technologists are educated to be the veterinarian’s nurse, laboratory technician, radiography technician, anesthetist, surgical nurse and client educator. Many veterinary technicians and technologists are placed in a supervisory role in veterinary practices, research institutions and other employment options. Veterinary technicians can find employment in veterinary practices, biomedical research, zoo/wildlife medicine, industry, military, livestock health management, pharmaceutical sales, etc. Almost every state requires a veterinary technician/technologist to take and pass a credentialing exam. Passing this exam ensures the public that the veterinary technician has entry-level knowledge of the duties they are asked to perform in the veterinary clinic or hospital.”

That’s important to keep in mind. You don’t have to be working in a general practice small animal hospital giving vaccines to cats and dogs. You have the option to work with small animals (cats/dogs), large animals (horses/cows/sheep), exotics (birds/reptiles/rodents), zoo animals, wildlife animals. You can work in a hospital, or you can work in a research lab. You can work in industrial jobs or government/military jobs. There’s a huge variety of options.

VETERINARY TECHNICIAN: “A veterinary technician is a graduate from a two-year, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program from a community college, college or university.”

VETERINARY TECHNOLOGIST: “A veterinary technologist has graduated from an AVMA accredited bachelor degree program.”

VTS: “A veterinary technician or technologist specialist has met the same requirements as above plus spends about 75% of their time doing a specific task and has passed a specialist certification exam administered by a Specialist Academy. Currently, there are eleven academies offering specialty certification.”

Keep in mind this is a huge amount of work. It requires a lot of experience, hard work, and studying to become a VTS. 

Giving you even more variety, the VTS specializing options are:
Laboratory Animal
Anesthesia and Analgesia 
Behavior 
Clinical Pathology
Clinical Practice - Canine/Feline
Clinical Practice - Avian/Exotic
Clinical Practice - Production Animal  
Dental
Dermatology 
Emergency and Critical Care
Equine
Internal Medicine - Small Animal
Internal Medicine - Large Animal
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Internal Medicine - Oncology
Internal Medicine - Neurology 
Nutrition
Ophthalmology 
Surgery
Zoological Medicine 

VETERINARY ASSISTANT: “The veterinary assistant may have training through a high school, college certificate program or through a distant learning program over the Internet. Most, however, are trained on the job by the veterinarian or the veterinary technician. Their role is to assist the veterinarian or the veterinary technician in their daily tasks as well as some basic duties such as setting up of equipment and cleaning of key areas in the clinic like the surgery suite. Some may be asked to do kennel cleaning and janitorial work as well. NAVTA has recently created a Approved Veterinary Assistant program.”

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In an attempt to clear up some of the CVT/LVT/RVT confusion, also from the NAVTA website:

CREDENTIALED: “The current terminology recognized by decree of both NAVTA and the AVMA is “Veterinary Technician”. Whether you are an LVT, RVT or CVT the term used is mandated by the technician’s state of residence. Here are some definitions to help understand why all three terms are in use.”

CERTIFIED: “Is the recognition by the private sector of voluntarily achieved standards. Certification is usually bestowed by a private sector, nonprofit, professional association or independent board upon those members who achieve specified standards. Certification is therefore distinguished from licensure because it is generally non-governmental and voluntary. Confusion can result when the title “certified” is used for a licensed profession, such as Certified Public Accountant. Many CVTs in the U.S. are recognized by government agencies, such as boards of veterinary medical examiners, which also adds to the confusion. States that currently certify veterinary technicians include Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.”

REGISTERED: “Refers to the keeping of lists of practitioners by a governmental agency. It can be equivalent to licensure but may also be distinguished from licensure in that criteria for registration may not exist, and registration may not be required for practice. States that currently register veterinary technicians include California, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and West Virginia.

LICENSED: “Is understood as the permission to do something as given by an authority, with the implication that one would not be permitted to do this thing without permission. To be licensed is more than a statement of qualification, as certification is. It is a statement of qualification, and it is the right to do a thing otherwise not permitted by a given authority. Both certification and licensure, however, carry the connotation of trust, belief and confidence; for without these attributes, the certification or the license would have little worth. States that license veterinary technicians include Alaska, Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.”

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It’s actually very difficult to find Licensed Veterinary technicians, so a lot of practices use on-the-job training, and teach people (over the course of years) the different skills a veterinary technician needs. Again, the legality of this varies by state, but it is done VERY often. 

Legally, if licensure is required in these states, these employees are “assistants” and have a limit to what they should be doing. Some LVTs are insulted by these employees being called “technicians”, as the LVTs worked hard through their schooling and exams to earn that title. On the other side of the spectrum, some un-credentialed employees working as technicians will tell you that licensing means nothing - and that some of the most skilled technicians never went to school. 

I am not going to TOUCH this very controversial area - as I have seen both perspectives.

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Okay, anon. More from NAVTA:
Where are the programs for veterinary technicians/technologists?
There are over 230 AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology Programs located around the United States. You can earn either an Associate Degree, which takes 2 years or a Bachelor’s Degree, which takes 4 years at the various community colleges, colleges and universities offering a veterinary technology program. There are a number of distance learning veterinary technology programs that are also AVMA accredited and can be accessed through the web. The cost varies from school to school. You should contact the school of your choice and they will be able to give you information regarding tuition, as well as financial aid.
Where are the programs for veterinary assistants?
Individuals interested in attending a NAVTA Approved Veterinary Assistant Program may review the current list of approved schools on NAVTAs AVA webpage. NAVTA currently approves 35 programs throughout the US and Canada with three online programs approved.”

Personally - I don’t see the point in a veterinary assistant program since most are inexperienced people who learn everything on the job. The veterinary assistant programs are very new. 

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NAVTA on not going to school:
“In most states you can’t become credentialed without graduating from an accredited veterinary technology program. Very few states currently have an “alternate route” that allows people to sit for the exam, however there are a number of prerequisites that must be met before taking the exam. In 2000 there was a ruling by the Association of American Veterinary State Boards that within ten years they will no longer allow the National Veterinary Technician Exam to be used under these circumstances. If you are in a position to attend a veterinary technology program in your state it is well worth the effort. The amount of knowledge behind the skills you already know will astound you. If you cannot physically get to a program, there are five Distance Learning Programs that are currently accredited by the AVMA that can be taken via the Internet.”

Again, I have to recommend going to an actual school if at all possible. In my experience, online classes don’t give you the hands-on experience you need in this particular field. Being in a classroom and having labs will help immensely. (In addition to getting LOTS of experience in a hospital!)

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In regards to not having money for school - most people don’t! What kind of graduating high schooler has $50k/year for college? 

Are you SURE there’s no programs around you? Check out NAVTA’s website and see if you’re missing any. If not, you unfortunately may have to travel.

You can save money by commuting and driving to class every day, but if that’s not an option, you may just have to use a loan for dorming/renting an apartment for the 2-4 years you’re away at school. You will NOT be alone in doing that.

If your mom wants you to get your bachelor’s so badly - is she willing to help you at all with college costs? If she can’t/won’t, look into (both private and government) student loans. Most people get through college on student loans, and once you have a steady salary, you can worry about paying them back. 

If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll even get some financial aid that you don’t have to pay back! In addition, you can try applying for scholarships. 

When you get a job, sometimes there is loan forgiveness. Not sure how this applies to veterinary technicians specifically, but if you work for a government job (public health, food animal production, military, etc.) or even a big corporation, sometimes they will offer to pay back your school loans if you commit to working for them for a certain amount of time. 

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You can definitely get your associates or bachelor’s degree while deciding what you want to do. If possible, I would aim for a program that has an Animal Science degree. You will have access to a lot more relevant classes and hands-on experience. For example, I was able to take classes like Comparative Mammalian Anatomy, Animal Nutrition, Animal Reproduction, Companion Animal Science, etc. in addition to working with laboratory animals and farm animals over 4 years. That will probably be harder to find with a program for a degree in biology. Biology will be focusing a lot on humans, in addition to plants and the environment. 

However, if you definitely want to become a veterinary technician, I would just go straight to veterinary technician school. 

If you (or your mom) want you to have your bachelor’s degree - it sounds like a 4-year veterinary technologist program (as opposed to a 2-year veterinary technician program) would work for both purposes. You would have your bachelor’s degree, and you would have finished a program allowing you to take the VTNE exam. 

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Some Links:
NAVTA (technicians/assistants)
AVMA (veterinary)

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Good luck!

Ugh a friend of mine (not a close one, even) is bitching at me over text that my posting updates about what I’m doing at school next semester is taking attention away from her stupid-ass gender reveal party next week (which I’m not going to, because she insists on gifts for that event on top of her baby shower and on principle I think opting out of attending is a good choice).

Guess what, sweetheart, we’re all sick of hearing about your unborn hellspawn. The first one you had is a spoiled fucking nightmare and we know the next one will be just as bad. Not to mention I’m damn proud of what I’m doing at school and I’m not about to hold back from sharing that with my friends over social media just because you got a bug up your ass. I’m a mother, too - I understand that you’re proud. But you’re also acting like an entitled asshole just because your husband stuck his dick in you and other people don’t feel inclined to gush about it every second of every day like you.

Fuck I’m getting so sick of all these damn pregnancy trends. The world doesn’t revolve around you’re uterus, honey T_T

pendragon-witch  asked:

Hey! I loved all of your analyses about Katie McGrath's characters! I noticed you didn't include From Eden on your romantic interest analysis, which makes sense, because there's not much to go one. But I was wondering your thoughts about "Bonnie's" love interest?

Hi there! Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed them. I hope to keep more coming soon! I just need to find the time to sit down and really think on my prompts and write some thinky thoughts out.


As for Bonnie and her Clyde (From Eden): 5

Originally posted by abatrailing

Reasoning: That is a tough one! I definitely painted Bonnie as a woman that has a really good heart but is in a bad situation. It’s interesting because the situation she is in, doesn’t necessarily point to her Clyde being a really bad guy. They both were just making bad life choices. As you do. Stick up a few places. Steal a few 20s. Break into a few run down houses. Just romantic things From what we saw, he didn’t hurt anyone and he seemed to be good to her and the boy they found. But nevertheless, they were both criminals. Maybe she was attracted to that dangerous side. On the bright side, when the cops do catch up with them, he surrenders without a fight thus ensuring that Bonnie and… boy… aren’t put in any sort of danger. So I guess that’s something.

Verdict: She chose that life. They chose it together. That’s… sweet? I’m just going to give him a 5 because she is an angel and deserves better than a life of crime. Shovel talk time. Yo Clyde,


(Also for those wondering what on earth we are talking about: [x],[x])

anonymous asked:

Hey, what do you think about Esperanto? Is it worth to learn it? Is there a serious usage of this language?

I learned a bit of it and i think it’s pretty useful. Yes, maybe it’s not the most popular choice and you have limited resources but since Esperanto is a mix, i like to think at it as a “cheat” code. If you are a beginner in this language learning journey, you can practice on Esperanto and see how you deal with certain problems. Also, a lot of vocabulary is similar to French, Spanish, Italian words. So it’s easier for you later, when you learn a romance language. (Some words are similar even with Germanic vocabulary)

I began to learn Esperanto because my Danish progress sucked. I had no idea what to do because my previous languages (English and French) were taught at school so i still got basics from there in a way or another and because i started to learn Esperanto (most probably out of boredom, i was trying to distract myself from that Scandinavian mess) i also figured out how i like to take my notes in order to retain more information.

However, if you plan to learn Esperanto for its “usefulness” and expect to talk with a lot of people, don’t learn it. Not many people learn it and i looked for some resources earlier, there are enough stuff but don’t expect a TV channel, dubbed movies or a lot of popular books.

In conclusion, learn it if you want to, if you find it interesting, if you want experience with languages and if you want to develop your style of learning.

anonymous asked:

I'm trans (ftm) and out to my mom. Lately she's been pressuring me to tell my father. I'm scared to because he still makes fun of the Jenner story from a while back. Any advice on how to do this?

Never ever come out until you are ready. You are the only one who is allowed to make that decision for you. If you feel uncomfortable telling your father, you have no obligation to do so. You can stay closeted to him for as long as you want. Your mother doesn’t get to make that choice. When you are ready, if you are ready, you will know. 

- Micheal

anonymous asked:

Who's your fav BSD nonability user character? Mines Higuchi bc I realized that she didn't recognize Dazai in the chapter she first appeared in and when discussing Q she mentioned that she "read through files about him." So she clearly joined after Dazai left 4 years ago but she already outranks Tachihara, Gin, and Hirotsu who have been in Port Mafia far longer. If that doesn't scream "I don't need an ability to be badass" then idk what does...

My choice would be the same as you, Anon! I love Higuchi to bits! She’s my princess because the throne of the queen has been taken by Kouyou.

You see those machine guns she wield? One handed?! You know how much force is exerted at every propelled bullet?! It takes training to wield one machine gun with one hand but not for this girl, oh no, she wirlds two.

And she spun while doing it

And she was wounded while shooting with one

If that don’t scream badass, the fact that she’s the direct subordinate to one of the strongest ability-user in the Mafia despite having no ability herself screams ‘badass’ like no other character could ever hope to be.

And let’s not forget her suit is nice.
Bottomline, I just really like badass women in suit that can kick ass like no other. nudge Fate/Z Saber

anonymous asked:

lemon, cherry, blueberry, papaya!

LEMON: do you have any pets? what are their names?
- no :( 

CHERRY: can you play any musical instruments or can you sing?
- i can sing! there’s a partial video of me doing a gay version of take me to church in high school floating around here somewhere

BLUEBERRY: what do you want to dress up as for halloween?
- i’ve like, shockingly, never gone as scully despite fashioning all my hair and outfit choices after her for the past 3+ years so i think i’d actually like to do that this year  

Ehhh I’m gonna do my own thing for dinner tonight bc there’s gonna be pork in tonight’s meal. I hope they don’t give me shit for not eating the same thing as the rest of them. They tease me and purposefully make me feel uncomfortable about my food choices. I just hope I can make my own dinner in peace.

werido-fangirl  asked:

3, 34, and 50

3) Who was the last person you held hands with?
Idk I think i was holding a dog’s paw and that counts

34) Do you believe in soulmates?
I guess not. The concept of being born and only having one person that’ll seem perfect for a relationship with you is off-putting. I like the idea of having multiple relationships throughout life and basing your choices off of experience and enjoying the good bits. All relationships have good bits.

50) Do you have a nickname?
The only one I can think of is Gus. My older brother calls me that and you guys can too if you’d like