So I transferred to a different school this year and I only have one friend so far, but I have known her for a while. We have always loved each other as friends and cared for one another. My problem is that I am scared to ask her out. If she says no, it will definitely be awkward. If she says yes and we break up, I would lose my only friend. I don't know what to do, but I don't think I can stand being JUST her friend much longer
Hello! You have already the answer. You cannot stand being just her friend much longer. In future, you will have to make her understand your feelings. When you are ready to do that, kiss her.
The differences between Darkiplier and Antisepticeye
Obviously we see Anti and Dark as two similar beings because they’re both the evil counterparts or the demons of two great guys who are best friends. Though I think that they’re also very different for many different reasons. Let’s break it down a little and spot the differences, shall we?
Let’s start with Anti.
Antisepticeye, otherwise known as Jack’s evil counterpart or demon, has made many appearances already - even recently. His look can be interpreted however you want, but he has been portrayed a certain way on the channel for some time now. He seems to look exactly how Jack does whenever he appears. But during one longer appearance, he was seen with all black clothing (a black shirt and ripped jeans) and some ear gauges (you can see this in Jack’s ‘Say Goodbye’ video). You could assume that this is Anti’s regular style. We’ve also seen him with black eyes (also in the ‘Say Goodbye’ video) which could possibly mean that he’s a demon.
Anti’s appearances have been brief for the most part. He appears in the form of glitches in Jack’s face cam (you can see a lot of this in Jack’s ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s - Sister Location’ videos) and only stays for a few seconds, though his appearances grew gradually more frequent as the end of October got closer. The only video in which he’s made a longer and much stronger appearance is in Jack’s ‘Say Goodbye’ video.
A quick example.
Anti’s voice is also far from normal, as far as we know. It’s very distorted and sounds like there are multiple people speaking at the same time, all in different pitches. This kind of matches his glitchy appearances.
Another thing about him is that he’s very violent. In multiple appearances, Anti has been seen using his fingers as guns and holding them to his head, strangling himself, pulling at his hair or face or mouth, or with blood somewhere on his face. In the ‘Say Goodbye’ video, he even goes as far as making Jack slit his own throat. He’s displayed as a crazy character, even borderline psychotic.
Picture it this way: if Anti was given the opportunity to torture someone, he wouldn’t hesitate. He would use all the pretty little toys he had and make it as enjoyable as possible - for him. He is merciless, violent and crazy and this could be due to Jack’s excessive amount of energy being manifested into something evil. His idea of fun is extremely dangerous, bloody and painful.
So, Anti is practically a psychopath.
Now, onto Dark.
Darkiplier, otherwise known as Mark’s evil counterpart or demon, hasn’t made nearly as many appearances as Anti. There were theories about him in Mark’s earlier videos ‘Don’t Blink’ and ‘Dont Move’, but he’s been nothing more than a theory since then. People came up with their own ideas and conclusions while Anti was around. But he has finally made an appearance in one of the paths you take when you go to Mark’s video, ‘A Date With Markiplier’ (to get to him you have to click ‘Pay’ and then click ‘Horror’. If you want to follow through then you have to click on ‘Freedom’ and finally, kill the guy on ‘Left’.)
So far, his attire is different from Anti’s. Of course, he was wearing the suit that Mark was wearing during the date, but it oddly seemed to suit him (pun intended). Already off the bat, this leads us to think that Dark may prefer cleaner or more professional attire as opposed to black t-shirts and ripped jeans. Another thing is that he seems to like wearing black eyeliner, unless that’s some sort of natural dark circle around his eyes. Either way, creep factor.
Dark’s appearances haven’t been as glitchy as Anti’s. There are a few moments where he’s seemed to glitch out slightly, but for the most part he’s more ‘stable’. Although, there does seem to be some sort of layering effect in his appearances or some sort of 3D filter - like there are duplicates of him. His stance is also very proper, with his hands gingerly held behind his back as he talks. That, and his appearances have been longer than Anti’s. He sticks around to even converse with the viewer, whereas Anti will only stick around for a few seconds in the face cam, just long enough for someone to notice him.
An example for Darky.
Dark’s voice is a lot deeper than Anti’s, kind of like Mark’s is deeper than Jack’s. Though, it’s almost abnormally deep for someone with Mark’s face. It’s also very echoey, as though he was appearing in a vision or a dream.
Now this is where the major difference comes out.
Unlike Anti, Dark looks very calm and reserved. He speaks slowly, carefully and clearly - as though he’s having a conversation with a colleague at work. He doesn’t seem violent in any sort of way and doesn’t imply that he wants to cause harm to anyone. It’s just that his entire demeanor and way of speaking is very … Dark. I guess he lives up to his name. Rather than being crazy and excitable like Anti, he’s just cold and intimidating.
Picture it this way: if Dark also had the opportunity to torture someone, he wouldn’t go about it the same way. He would most likely use his words to slowly drive the person mad, to frighten them out of their skin. His definition of fun wouldn’t be to hear the person’s screams or see a gory scene - no, his fun is all in the scares. Sure, eventually he gets around to the torture, but he doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who likes to make a mess, you know?
So, Dark is a cold, merciless killer.
Anti and Dark are very similar but also very different, which makes them that much more interesting to observe and analyze. The two of them working together would be the perfect recipe for a vengeful murder. Of course, they’re super fun to watch from afar.
When I was reading The Hidden Oracle I realized something I’m not sure how to put it into words, it’s so easy to explain it in spanish but I have a hard time explaining in english, but I’m gonna try my best.
Trials of Apollo is a complete new saga, it’s different than Heroes of Olympus because that saga was more connected to PJO. But TOA? It’s a new beginning, it’s for a new generation of kids, it’s the start of another era, Percy and his friends, the original campers, they are no longer at camp, it’s the time of a new generation of campers, inside the book and outside the book.
Reading TOA is a bittersweet experience and I can say the reason of that is all the small explanations Riordan had to add to the books, we know who is Paul, we know Tyson is a cyclops and Percy’s brother and we definitely know who Annabeth is, but the new readers? The ones whose first touch to the Riordan world is this book? They have no idea of any of that. They are the new campers, they are the ones who are gonna grow with Meg and Lester and Kayla and Austin and the new batch of campers the same way we did with Percy and Annabeth and Clarisse and Silena and the others.
Having Percy at the start and the end of this book is Riordan’s way of Percy passing the torch to Lester. This is not his story anymore, he has grown up, he is off to college, his era of being a hero is done. Percy is now on his way to becoming a legend and it’s Lester and Meg’s turn to be the heroes. Sure, Percy is not going to disappear off the saga, it’s Riordan we are talking about and Percy is his third son, but his role is the same role Chiron had on the PJO saga Percy is the mentor now, no longer the kid who needed help. And for me, a girl who sees Percy as my hero, Percy who helped me when I needed someone the most? Is absolutely heartbreaking but at the same time I can’t help but feel happy for all the new kids who are gonna have Lester as his Hero. Because this is just not a new saga, this is a new saga filled with all types of representation to little kids who are gonna read this and see that some campers have two dads, maybe just like them, or look! Apollo likes boys and girls! just like me! All the representation this book has and this saga is going to have just makes my heart so incredibly full and warm.
And this is why reading Trials of Apollo is so bittersweet to me.
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Hi Cassie! I love your books ❤️ I have a couple of questions! Since parabatai can develop feeling of love for one another, could they also develop feelings of resentment or hatred towards each other without breaking the bond? As in childhood friends, who as adults no longer see eye to eye? Also! Will we be seeming more of Gwyn? I find him to be really interesting & I can't help but feel there's so much more to him than we know as of now 😊 Thank you!
Yes — Valentine came to resent and hate Luke, and even wanted him dead, while they were still parabatai. Parabatai who are bitter enemies are an interesting phenomenon, since it inverts the purpose of the ritual and turns something angelic into something borderline demonic.
In the simplest form, I want you. I want everything about you from your contagious laugh, to the way your eyes squint when you smile. I want to be the last thing you think about at night and the first thing you want in the morning. I want your soft goodnight kisses while you run your hands through my hair, only to wake up past sunrise to our bodies intertwined. I want to cook you your favourite meal so many times that I no longer need the recipe. I want to take you on adventures that you remember without coming across pictures we took. I want to wake up to you wrapped in my arms wearing nothing but my sweater. I want you to meet my friends and family so they can see why I’m so crazy about you. I want to spend my Sunday’s with you binge watching your favourite Netflix series. I also want you at your lowest. I want to be here for your hard times and struggles, just as much as I want to see you overcome difficult obstacles and accomplish your biggest goals. I want this. I want us. I want you.
Excuse me, but- Who cares if Jack’s skin tone changed? For one, I think it’s actually a LITTLE BIT of a good thing. Here’s the reasons why and how it’s logical for his skin to change.
Not all Asians are yellow.
Skin tones can change over time.
And are we forgetting the fact that Jack is mentally ill, and hallucinating? He’s been put through much stress, and pain over time and trying to keep his mind together after pretty much no longer knowing where he is or WHEN he is.
Pretty sure that’d make anyone’s skin look a little pale from dealing with that kind of shit.
ALSO! Let’s see these two images from the previous seasons here:
Here’s early Jack, back when he first met his Scot friend I think.
And here’s a later image of Jack.
But most importantly!
Why the fuck are we fighting about skin tones, when we really should just be happy and celebrating the fact that the show is back for its last season. And that everyone came together and worked SO HARD to keep the style of the animation, and even the original voice actors back together for the show.
I remember when I was fourteen, sipping on a mixture of liqueurs from various different cupboards from various different houses, sitting on some decaying swing set, with a friend I no longer call friend, a un-friend I no longer can see in front of me, but she was a mirror of me, but only draining, never gave anything.
Sitting on these swings we discussed life and love, things we knew nothing about, but we talked and compared and discussed. Reciting poems about it, like at school, but not as strictly. She always got the words wrong but I didn’t mind. When she finished I said that I didn’t believe in love, to spite her, I think. Although I had not at the time, ever been in love, so maybe I was speaking the truth. Her eyes already puffy from a story about a boy, she would say, don’t say that! Love is a beautiful thing!
I am 20 now, so it seems, it is written on the birthday card in front of me. And I mumble to myself, I don’t believe in love. And I look around, he’s not here, the whisky boy, but my family is. I say thank you, for the cake, for the presents, and I feel tears in my eyes. And in that moment I feel love, it is true, but most of the time love escapes me. Oh, how misery loves me. It’s like a prayer, but only just.
1000 years ago but my mum says it was only a day - Knight
I can’t even look at you without a soul crushing feeling. I can’t listen to your voice without my heart breaking in my chest. I can’t bear to think about the memories we had without totally falling apart. You’ve been killing me since the moment you left and I don’t know how much longer I can survive.
I am made from the saddest kind of poetry, the words flowing through my veins are more bridges we should burn because a love like this shouldn’t exist inside of my souls that still long when I no longer remember what it is exactly that I wish for– maybe it’s the best friend feeling, the I can share anything with you feeling, the I could tell you that you’re my heart without fear of rejection, the I’ll kiss you goodnight but these tears need to happen less often, the we’ll argue but in the end, I’ll always try to make things work, the I’m sorry after telling you that I’d leave because I’m a shitty lover, the I’m not perfect but you’re not either, we can be imperfect together, the I’m not the one for you right now type of guy, the last words you said inked into my mind, the I need to get over this really quickly or I’ll be going insane feeling, the stress that blows over as smoke, you’re in my lungs and I’m still suffering– I don’t remember much, hell, I don’t feel much, shit, I don’t know much. Writing is an outlet that I no longer understand. It’s just more words trying to pull meaning from pointless things. Poetry is honest, so I’ll be honest. I don’t know what love feels like anymore. Not family love. We’re not talking about that. Not tough love, we’ve got enough scars. I’m not even sure if it’s even romantic love anymore, you’re a movie waiting to end and I’m just the credits that’ll never roll over and play dead. I am made from the saddest kind of words– I can only be heard at 4 am and if you’re really listening, I’m just talking about the bad things after the good. I don’t write about the good anymore, damn, I don’t think I’ve ever tried. Would you like a small detail to it? You’d like that wouldn’t you? Darling, you’re not getting anything from me. Those memories belong to our past– it’s just one big loop. I’ve been jumping and it’s never back into your arms, it’s just who you used to be. Some nights, I dream about who I used to be. You know something? I really did love us at one point, but now? I just write about feelings that’ll make sense one day. A confusion without the question. An answer that’s not scared of the truth. The lie that’s beautiful, inside and out. The words… the poetry… I’m just another heart waiting to bleed. More words designed to make people feel. The writer’s curse. A heart bursting into stomach butterflies that has waited a thousand years to escape. A painting waiting to be a masterpiece. A prick from thorns waiting for the rose to die. A star still explaining itself to veins that bleeds gold. A poet without feelings, darling, I still feel everything and I hate it.
Combination of: fake relationship au with Tim Drake?, and Hi could you do something where the reader is tim’s best friend and by association that means Jason isn’t a fan but he realizes he’s actually really into them? AND can you do a Tim X reader? my baby needs more love(T^T)
all requested by ANON
“You know if we keep this up for much longer people are going to start asking questions.”
Tim doesn’t even glance at you, “What kind of questions?”
That get’s his attention, as he spins to look at you, “We’re only twenty.”
You nod, as you finish slipping into your suit, “Yes, and we’ve been dating since we were sixteen.”
He scowls at the word, “Why everyone is so focused on our ‘relationship,’ I’ll never know.”
You stick your mask into place, “I would have thought it was obvious.” Tim raises an eyebrow in question, and you smirk, “You’re the adoptive son of Bruce Wayne and heir to a multi-billion dollar company in your own right. I’m a spoiled heiress set to inherit millions despite the fact that her brothers are running the company.”
“So they want to see if it’s possible if I can spoil you anymore?”
There’s a moment of silence before you both burst out laughing. You finish slipping your boots on and say, “I’m going to be out late tonight.”
“Another date with Jason?”
“Something like that.”
Tim rolls his eyes, “To think he hated you two years ago, and now all he wants to do is cuddle.”
You stare at your best friend, “I have no idea what you mean. I am an enchanting and beautiful creature, who only deserves the best.”
“And yet you’re dating a dead guy.”
You shrug, “That’s what I keep you around for.”
“And I play along because?”
“I keep you on a semi-regular diet, and make sure you actually sleep at night, and that you can get together with Conner whenever you feel like it.”
Tim groans, “Being superheroes and dating is hard.”
You nod, “Made even more difficult when your significant other is a superhero and/ or thought to be dead.”
He shrugs and turns back to his computer, “Have fun fighting crime with Jason.”
“I plan to, make sure you actually eat food. I left a lasagna in the fridge, all you have to do is microwave it. And good luck hacking Waller.”
“Thanks, I’m going to need it. She’s upped her security since last time.”
You kiss your best friend on the cheek and say, “By boo.”
As you slip out the window, he yells, “Make smart choices!”
summer of last year, long before the election, I promised myself to stay out of
it. To not take any side or campaign for anyone as it is none of my business.
But today I just can’t hold my breath
any longer. Enough is enough.
Banning someone from going home just
because they don’t have the “right” religion
is nothing but pure racism and discrimination at its best. I grew up in a
town where it was normal that there was at least one muslin kid in your class. We
all went along each other pretty well. Never really thought about it One of my best friends in High school was a hijab
wearing Muslim. I never saw her as something else then my best friend. I
remember how her family often spent the whole summer visiting her grandparents
in the middle east.
Now imagine she would visit them and suddenly wouldn’t
be able to come back home because of something she didn’t do.
That’s exactly what is happening right now. Thousands
of people who grew up in America and call it there home are now forbidden to
return home because they had the misfortune to be visiting there families aboard
when this #$@&%*! piece of paper was signed.
Please, as a German I am begging you not to make the
same mistakes that my ancestors did. Creating a two class system based
on the religion you believe in while lead to a spiral of violence which will
end in blood and death.
Don’t make the mistakes we did! It’s not to
late to stop this!
🌟💎"We can be friends. I saw you at the boardwalk parade last year. You dropped your bracelet. I picked it up, but then I couldn’t find you. I saved it in the freezer so it would last longer, in case I saw you again.“ 💎🌟
Okay but I can imagine Fitz’s dad meeting Jemma and Jemma’s sass level just skyrockets like…His dad is like, “so how long have you been together?” and Jemma’s like “well, we’ve been friends for over 10 years so let’s just say I’ve been around longer than you have.” #burn
I’m all here for BAMF Jemma Simmons and Fitz being all heart eyes and turned on by it
listening to men talk about sex is so confusing. why do you care so much about how long you last? why do you think about un-arousing things in order to last longer?? is it to brag to your friends? is it because you think it makes sex more enjoyable for women? i don’t know a single woman that would prefer “my partner thinks about
dying kittens in order to last forty minutes” over “my partner is
emotionally present, paying attention to me, and we both enjoy five
minutes of sex”. you don’t need to saw away for half an hour so she can experience the Wonders of Vaginal Chafing
Read this, share it, e-mail it to everyone you know, print it out, hand it out on the street, meme-ify it, disseminate it everywhere you go. Most importantly, CARRY OUT WHAT IT CHARGES YOU TO DO. Start immediately. Start today. We have very little time. From a friend who asked not to be identified:
“A few suggestions for people:
I feel the bottom line for America is that everyone will have to be more political. And that this will last the rest of our lives. We have to understand that America has been lucky, not special, to avoid the degree of misrule that is coming, and that volunteering for the occasional candidate or sitting out the occasional election can’t be how things work any longer.
— Call your senators and congresspeople, preferably at the relevant district/state office. Try calls over writing. Every single time there’s an upcoming vote or something else you want them to oppose or support, call. Build it into the routine of your day. There will be something to call about nearly every day.
— This is especially important in mixed states with close races and large numbers of people voting Democratic. Use the complacency of the right. If those silent Trump voters remain silent when it comes to votes in the House or Senate but progressive people flood the lines, it can tip the scale for right-leaning Democrats and moderate Republicans who might do something stupid. Heavy volumes of calls are something congressional reps definitely heed. Senators less so, but still.
— For 2018 midterms, start now. If you can give time, give time. If you can give money, give money. If you can give both, give both. Try to give both. It’s absolutely crucial. More than twice as many Democrats/independents as Republicans have terms expiring in the Senate; in the House, of course, all seats are up for grabs. If Trump gets 60 in the Senate, it’s going to be catastrophic. View 2018 as you would have viewed this race had Trump led the polls.
— Not very many governorships are really up for grabs, but state legislatures are important. Democrats control very few state legislatures, even if you count those where they control one house. This leaves them barely able to block potential constitutional amendments, and it leaves congressional districts totally gerrymandered for the G.O.P. All politics is local, etc., so even though these races aren’t sexy, pay attention and get involved.
— Donate. Not only should you donate to every Democratic senator, congressperson, state legislator, and governor (incumbent or candidate for those offices) in your state or districts, you should donate to organizations that preserve civil liberties, education, LGBT rights, medical care, reproductive rights/services, and the environment. For most middle- and upper-income people, your taxes are about to be lower. Tax yourself if you want the country and the government to look how you wish it could look.
— If 10 million people gave $100 total across all these races, that would be a huge war chest. If 10 million people gave 100 hours over the next two years, that would be an almost uncountable amount of effort. Be a part of that, and harass everyone you know to get involved. This is now a part of your duty as a citizen; sit still for five minutes thinking about that and see if you start to feel it.
— Register voters. Do it in your state, and if your state is deep blue and you grew up in a state that’s in any way a tossup, go home for a visit and help register voters. Or go to the borderline state next door and do it. The closer to home, in whatever sense of home, the better.
— Encourage third-party candidates who run grassroots campaigns and seek to build up a viable support base for local and state elections. Oppose random vanity/spoiler candidates for high office with no party base and scant background in public service. The Democratic Party isn’t the only way forward in the long term, and its platform and leadership have for years been in need of profound reform, but be realistic about the current duopoly on political infrastructure and capability. Push the Party as hard as you can, particularly to espouse a clear and ambitious message of economic justice. Do not let them be pulled rightward into an ideological no-man’s (and certainly -woman’s!) land.
— Meanwhile, seek common cause with people who may not agree with your entire worldview but with whom progressives can work on certain issues. Conservative religious people with scruples about the environment or the character of our leaders, for example. Remember that there are decent people in almost every corner.
— If you don’t know a lot about U.S. history, educate yourself.
— Talk to people outside your comfort zone, and listen. Participate in activities outside your norm and have an open mind. (As an aside, an example for me: Since exposing myself to gun culture and doing my concealed handgun license class, I understand gun folks much better. That understanding doesn’t mean you’re going to magically “swing” someone who matches your personal stereotype of an ignorant gun nut, but it’s useful. This is separate and distinct from canvassing, though it can help when it comes to that.)
— Do not normalize unconstitutional policies or behavior that undermines civil society. Have a good response to false equivalencies from friends, family, and other assorted contrarians. “Healing” shouldn’t cover statements, ideas, promises, and acts whose purpose is to harm people. It’s a cliché that misleads, since the larger “wound” wasn’t what frothed to the surface during the campaign but its validation via the election.
If people say they want healing, tell them that they, too, have to fight every part of what’s happening that attacks, disenfranchises, and destroys others. Tell them that healing means working toward a goal, not sitting it out. Be ready for arguments, and have them, civilly. Don’t shout on Facebook, offer to talk on the phone to try to understand. Talk to your relatives. Do not talk to trolls. Make every decent person do this.
— Be concerned; be worried; do not be afraid. It is reasonable to have fear. But if all good people have courage, fear is not necessary.”