I have heard about numerous people going to Columbine High School and the memorial wearing “natural selection” and “wrath” shirts with trench-coats.
This is highly inconsiderate-go ahead and feel what you want to feel about Columbine but be considerate of the situation at hand. No matter how many years it has been [currently 18 years], it is permanently going to affect the United States. To this day, students at Columbine High School hear a balloon pop and hit the floor-that’s how traumatizing this was for people.
You must understand that this was a tragedy-people DIED! People were murdered brutally. If this happened to your school and someone came around wearing those shirts-you would be angry.
It is even worst to go to the memorial wearing those. You are meant to pay your respects to those that died that day-not praise murder. If you do this-you are being highly disrespectful and I am kindly going to warn you not to return to CHS or any memorials in that clothing-not even if you are going to see the school Eric and Dylan went to-there is no reason as to why you should be wearing those shirts in that area. Do not expect respect from those surrounding you or those in Littleton if you disrespect those who lost their lives, those who lost someone dear to them, or those who suffered through the event.
i keep trying to memorize every detail of the moments i live in. in the soreness of my legs from standing so long at a concert, the chill of the night, the patterns of a tablecloth, the oily texture in my mouth after eating fried bananas. i keep trying to memorize the feelings, the quiet contentedness, the laughter, the excitement. i keep trying to memorize the people, their smiles, the way they speak, what makes them laugh. i’m constantly on the cusp of the next part of my life and that’s just so.. strange. but it makes it so much easier to find happiness no matter what’s happening to me, in a way? because i’m already kind of looking at life with those rose-colored glasses of nostalgia, simply because i know these are times i’ll never be able to live again, and these are people i might not always have, and that makes it so much easier to appreciate everything i might miss later.
I was the last in a long line of grandkids on both sides of the family. No one has ever said as much, but I’m pretty sure I was an “oops” baby; the result of one too many glasses of wine and a couple over forty who thought unplanned pregnancies were for teens.
Impressive, I know. Very few can achieve a mastery of the sky. Yet I have made an art of creating an updraft that allows me to soar. It’s considered to be quite the masterpiece of aerial techniques, even among the Rito. With propre utilization of my superior skills, I see no reason why we couldn’t easily dispense with Ganon. Now then, my ability to explore the firmament is certainly of note… But let’s not -pardon me for being so blunt- let’s not forget the fact that I am the most skilled archer of all the Rito. Yet despise these truths, it seems that I have been tapped to merely assist you. All because you happen to have that little darkness-sealing sword on your back. I mean, it’s just… asinine. Unless… you think you can prove me wrong? Maybe we should just settle this one on one? But where…? Oh, I know! How about up there? Oh, you must pardon me. I forgot you have no way of making it up to that Divine Beast on your own! Good luck sealing the darkness!
Anyways I just wanna bring up that they were talking about Cheryl and Liam on Graham Norton and Graham was saying that “we have a clip of the first time you met” which was Liam’s very first XFactor audition when he was FOURTEEN (and she was 24!!!) and Liam pretty much said “she doesn’t like talking about that” which means that she’s aware of how creepy it is and she doesn’t want people remembering that she had a whole adult/child relationship with Liam wherein she mentored him but knew he was a kid and she treated him as a kid. And to have a perception of someone like that for like eight or nine years, to still think of them as someone 10 years (!!!) younger than you and to have a ‘they’re a child’ mentality of them right until they become of age/legal, is pretty much the definition of predatory behavior to me. I don’t know how she can look at Liam and not see the 14-year-old she mentored when she was then pretty much how old he is now. Any memories they look back on from him on the XFactor early on can’t and shouldn’t be labeled as 'cute’ or 'romantic’ because Liam was a CHILD. And she knows this, since she doesn’t want people talking about them at that stage, but she still agreed to this relationship when she also knew it wasn’t okay. And that’s my issue with their relationship.
* the super haircut brothers * I WANT TO GET OFF TRICK MASTER’S WILD RIDE
* Aqua grunt and magma grunt that fall in love in the postgame and give
you their camerupt and sharpedo as they ride off into the sunset and my
* Dr Footstep’s somehow leg-based fortunetelling hut * That one asshole trade lady that sticks an everstone on her Haunter
* Guy who stands behind a tree and dispenses nugget-based puns 24/7 * CYRUS’S GRANDPA * Mr ‘plasbad’ * Pokestar Studios * Machamp trainer lady who tells you about her husband’s tragic death at the cemetary and gives you a TM * Delibird berry man who roasts Team Skull to hell and back
Feel free to reblog with any of your favourites too!
*Herbs that can be or are toxic to ingest or burn, do research before handling these herbs
Incense:Cedar, Chamomile, Rosemary, Sage
Animals: Spiders (spiderwebs)
Make chamomile tea with moon water/gem elixir and drink before bed
Keep your bedding and pillows washed and clean
Cleanse your room before going to sleep
Take a bath or shower before bed to relax and cleanse yourself
Keep a bowl of salt near your bed
Sleep with crystals beneath your pillow or near your bed
Fill a bag or sachet with herbs to keep under your pillow or hang above your bed
Sleep with a stuffed animal or blanket that you feel comforted by
Try not to snack too close to bed time, indigestion can lead to nightmares
Stretch before bed
Do breathing exercises or meditate before bedtime
Crack your window slightly to bring in fresh air while you sleep
Avoid nicotine, alcohol or caffeine too close to bed
Listening to calming ambient sounds can help
Dealing with Nightmares
Nightmares can be very stressful and terrifying. Everyone has them and sometimes they are caused by your own subconscious thoughts and worries.
Keep a notebook or dream journal with a pen near your bed. When you wake up from a nightmare, even if you are distressed, try to write down your emotions, thoughts and what you can remember about the nightmare down.
Come morning research the symbolism of the things that happened and appeared in your nightmare. Also consider what they may mean personally to you. Do you have any memories or experiences that relate to what happened in your dream?
Look it all over after you finished your research. What picture does it paint? Is something from your waking life affecting you? Stresses? Arguments? Relationship problems? If so perhaps it is time you try to resolve these problems.
After waking up from a nightmare you can still feel rather distressed.
Take deep breaths, as scary and distressing as it is, it is still just a dream
Get some water
Stretch or walk around if you can, get the jitters and shakes out
Cleanse your room if you can, spray some moon water about or bring in some salt, help remove the negativity you just felt
Read a book, it can help relax you again and make you feel sleepy, especially after such a stressful experience
After you wrote down what you remember from your nightmare, don’t dwell on it right now. You can worry about it later, for now find other things to do if you are not interested in going back to sleep
Listen to calming music or sounds
Watch calming images or videos if needed such as rain falling, ocean waves, changing clouds, looping gifs, etc
If someone is around and there to listen, you can talk it out with them. It can really help calm you
Drink some chamomile tea, it really helps
Wash your face
Cuddle, pet or speak with a pet
Hold your favorite stuffed animal or blanket for comfort
Make a crystal grid of calming stones and negativity removal stones
If you do not plan on going back to sleep or if it is already morning, take a shower or bath
If you do not plan on going back to sleep, light some white and black candles to cleanse yourself and space of the negative energy brought by the nightmare. Do this with caution, make sure you are not too tired to do this. Fires are not fun or safe
Big Ol’ Honkin’ OC Question List-- Long Post Ahead!
Alright, here we go– I put together a list of questions about OCs that you can reblog and have people send in asks for you! I set it up so you can be like, “A3″, “D2″, et cetera… Keep checking in here to the original post in case I add some more to the list! In the meantime, I hope y’all have some fun with this and maybe use it to learn a little bit more about your OCs or get to share things about them!!
What of the Meyers-Briggs personality types they most fit into? INFP, ENFT, et cetera…
What alignment are they? Chaotic neutral, lawful evil, et cetera…
Do they have any emotional or psychological conditions? Are they aware of it? Do they try to treat it?
Are they a pessimist or an optimist?
Are they good at handling change in their life?
Does your OC tend to assume their interpretation of events and reality is correct, or do they question it? I.e., “I’m sure that’s what you said” versus “It’s possible I misheard you.”
Is your OC confident in their reactions to life in general, or do they get embarrassed or easily shamed for it? I.e., if something startles them, do they insist it WAS scary? When they cry, do they feel like they overreacted?
Is your OC a martyr?
Does your OC make a lot of excuses? For themselves? Others?
Does your OC compromise easily? Too easily?
Does your OC put others’ needs before their own?
Does your OC have any addictions? If so and problematic, have they admitted it to themselves?
Does your OC have any phobias? If so, where did they come from?
Is your character empathetic?
Is your character observant?
Does your OC have to go through their own trials to learn a lesson, or do they listen and learn from observation and lecture? I.e., does your OC listen when someone tries to tell them the importance of budgeting, or do they have to go experience what happens if you don’t budget first?
What’s one of your OC’s proudest moments of themselves?
Do they get jealous easily? Do they feel bad if they do?
What instantly irritates them or puts them in a bad mood?
Are they harsh on themselves?
Do they make excuses often?
Is your OC intended to be found generally attractive? Unattractive? Average? Is there a reason why?
Does your OC place much importance on their appearance? Do they feel confident in it?
What are some of your OC’s biggest personal obstacles? This could be emotional, physical, social… Are they aware of it? Are they trying to overcome it?
Do they believe you have to give respect to get it, or get respect to give it?
Do they get frustrated when lines at places like pharmacies, check-outs, delis, banks, et cetera, are moving slowly?
Under what situations would they get angry at servers, staff, customer service, et cetera?
Do they tip well? How easily can they be moved to not leave a tip?
Do they hold doors open for people?
Would your OC let someone ahead of them in line if your OC had a big cart and the person behind them had very few items?
How do they respond to babies crying in public?
Is your OC considered funny? Do they believe they’re funny?
What kind of humor does your OC like the most? Slapstick, ironic, funny sounds, scare pranks, xD sO rAnDoM…
Does your OC find any “bad” or “mean” humor funny? Do they wish they didn’t?
Your OC is running late to meeting someone: Do they let the other person know? Do they lie about why they’re late?
Your OC orders something to eat and gets their order done in a pretty wrong way, something they can’t just pick off or whatnot to correct, or something major is missing. What do they do?
Do they have a large or small group of friends?
Do they have people they are genuinely honest with about themselves?
Does your OC enjoy social events, such as parties, clubs, et cetera..?
Does your OC like to be the center of attention or more in the mix?
Does your OC have a moral code? If not, how do they base their actions? If so, where does it come from, and how seriously do they take it?
Would your OC feel bad if they acted against their morals? If not, would they find a way to excuse themselves for it?
Is it important for them to be with people (socially, intimately, whatever) whose major ideological tenets align with their own?
Do they consider themselves superior or more important than anyone else? Lesser?
Do your OC’s morals and rules of common decency go out the window when it comes to those they don’t like, or when it’s inconvenient? Aka, are their morals situational?
What do they do when they see someone asking for money or food? If they ignore them, why? If they help, how so?
Do they believe people change over time? If so, is it a natural process or does it take effort?
Is your OC more practical or ideal morally? I.e., do they hold people to high expectations of behavior even if it’s not realistic for the situation, or do they have a more realistic approach and adapt their morality to be more practical?
D. Religion and Life and Death
How religious is your OC? What do they practice, if anything? If they don’t associate with any religion, what do they think of religion in general?
Do they believe in an afterlife?
How comfortable are they with the idea of death?
Would they like to be immortal? Why, why not? If they are immortal, would they rather not be?
Do they believe in ghosts? If not, why? If so, do they think they’re magical/tie into their religion, or are they scientifically plausible?
E. Education and Intelligence
Would you say that your OC is intelligent? In what ways? Would your OC agree?
Which of the nine types of intelligence is your OC strongest in? Weakest? (Linguistic, existential, naturalist, et cetera)
How many languages do they speak?
Did they enjoy school if they went to it?
What’s their highest education level? Do they want to continue their education?
Do they enjoy learning? Do they actively seek out sources of self-education?
Are they a good note-taker? Are they a good test-taker? Do exams make them nervous?
What’s one of your OC’s biggest regrets?
F. Domestic Habits, Work, and Hobbies
What sort of home do they live in now, if at all? How did they end up there?
What’s their ideal home look like? Where is it?
Could they ever live in a “tiny home”?
How clean are they overall with home upkeep?
How handy are they? Can they fix appliances, cars, cabinets, et cetera?
How much do they work? What do they do? Do they enjoy it?
What’s their “dream career” or job situation?
How often are they home?
Are they homebodies and enjoy being home?
Do they engage in any of the arts? How good do you intend them to be? Would they agree they are?
What are some of their favorite things to do for recreation? How did they get into it? What part of it do they like the most?
Would they enjoy a theme park?
G. Family and Growing Up
Is your OC close to their family?
Who makes up your OC’s family, at least the more important members to them?
Does your OC find their family supportive? If not, what would be an example why not?
What kind of childhood did your OC have?
Did they go through any typical phases growing up?
Do they have any favorite childhood memories?
Do they have any childhood memories they’d rather forget or be less affected by?
H. Romance and Intimacy
What is your OC’s orientation, romantic and/or sexual? Has it ever been a source of stress for them? Have they always been pretty sure of their orientation?
Is your OC a thoughtful partner, in whatever aspect of that you want to cover?
Does your OC believe there’s only one ideal partner (or multiple ideal if not monogamous) for everyone, or that there are many people who could be right?
Does your OC believe in love in first sight?
Does your OC believe in marriage (or their culture’s equivalent)?
Has your OC ever cheated on anyone or been cheated on?
What do they look for in partners? (Emotionally, mentally, physically..)
What’s your OC’s idea of a perfect date?
What are some things that your OC finds to be an instant turn-off in potential partners?
What are their favorite kinds of flavors– Sweet, salty, sour, spicy, creamy, et cetera?
Do they have any eating requirements or preferences? Allergies, vegetarian, organic-only, religious restrictions…
Are they vegan/vegetarian (if their overall culture/species generally aren’t)? If so, why? Do they think animal products are wrong in all circumstances?
How often do they cook? Do they order out a lot?
Are they a good cook?
Could they eat the same thing they enjoy over and over and not get bored of it quickly?
J. Politics, Current Events, Environmental Aspects
Where does your OC stand most politically? What would they align with most?
How politically aware are they?
How politically active are they?
Is your OC the sort to fall for fake news? If not, do they ignore it or make a point to clarify that it’s wrong?
Are they or would they protest for a cause they’re passionate about?
How do they react to people whose political viewpoints are very opposite of theirs?
How much interest in environmental health do they have?
In reality-based or applicable worlds, do they believe in global warming? Do they recycle?
K. For OCs in Reality-Based Worlds Who Are Unusual in Paranormal Ways (such as magical abilities, being another species, having a curse like lycanthropy, sci-fi abilities, being from another time, et cetera)– Also for OCs where the scenario is similar even if their universe isn’t based on reality
Does your OC have to keep their paranormal aspect (PA) a secret from general society? If so, how? I.e., they can’t discuss their abilities, they have to hide a tail, they have an alter-ego, et cetera. What would happen if society found out about it?
Are there others in their universe with the same or a similar PA as your OC? I.e., others from different dimensions, others of their same species. Do they know about it?
Does your OC have any friends who know about their PA? Any enemies?
Does your OC ever use their PA to get an advantage? I.e., use their ability to be invisible to steal or get out of things, compete in track while their species is a naturally superior runner, use their invulnerability in careers like police work… If so, do they have any hang-ups about it?
Does your OC feel isolated or unrelatable due to the experience their PA brings with it? If so, how do they deal with it?
Does their PA cause issues in daily life? I.e., if they’re inhuman in a human universe and they can’t go to a doctor or risk the doctor realizing they are not human, super abilities with physical drawbacks, they don’t have control of their abilities and must keep to themselves, et cetera… If so, how do they feel about it?
Does your OC’s PA affect their dietary habits so that they are unusual or problematic by their society’s standards?
What are some routines, if any, of self-care that your OC must engage in that are not typical of their society? I.e., having to file their teeth, maintaining magical rituals, drinking blood…
Does your OC have knowledge that they can’t share with the rest of their world that could improve it if it didn’t cause chaos? I.e., a character from the future knowing about technology not yet invented, but they can’t reveal themselves by sharing it?
Would your OC give up their PA if they could? Why or why not?
L. For the Writer/Owner
How have your characters changed since you created them?
What do you consider the biggest themes in your character, if any?
Did you create the character to be like yourself, did they end up being like yourself, or are they very different from you?
Would you hang out with your OC if you could?
Which OC do you think is the most decent morally or behaviorally?
AKA, which is supposed to a “good guy”?
Which OC do you think is the worst morally or behaviorally?
AKA, which is supposed to be a “bad guy”?