as you can see i failed

talesfromcallcenters: I want to speak to someone who can't help me!

Me: “Thank you for calling Customer Support for Retailer, how may I help you?”

Customer: “A few years ago I was at your place, there was a woman in charge. I want to speak with her.”

Which woman? In what department? Which division? Which building? In my department of 100 people, there 6 women “in charge”. There are countless other women in charge elsewhere in the company. Whatever.

M: “I can certainly see what I can do, may I have your name so that I can better assist you?”

C: “You don’t need that, just get me the woman in charge.”

M: “Okay, do you have a name for the person you are looking to speak with?”

C: groans “How do you not know the person in charge of your place?”

Lady, I’m the lowest person on a five tier totem pole, I’m only required to know the name’s of people two tiers above me and only by luck do I know one person in the tier above that.

M: “I apologize ma'am, but there has been some reshuffling in management positions over the past few years and I have not yet worked here long enough to become familiar enough with all the associates in management positions. If you tell me what the issue is, I can certainly determine which of the managers would be best able to assist you.”

C: murmur useless shit.

M: “My apologies ma'am, I think you faded out for a moment, could you please repeat that so that I can assist you?”

C: “Why should I have repeat the same story a dozen times, I want speak to with the woman in charge.”

M: “One moment while I get someone.”

C: “Don’t get me some-” I put her on hold, and called my direct supervisor. While it is doubtful that she would be able to do anything, I did not have the number of anyone higher since that is not something I supposed to know to do my job.

DS: “What’s up?”

M: “I have a Customer that wants to speak with the female in charge of the place.”

DS: “What?”

M: “The customer wants to speak with the female in charge of the place”

DS: “I got that part, but what does that mean?”

M: “I don’t know, she says I don’t need to know her name nor why she’s calling, and she has given nothing useful to figure out what the best course of action is to help.”

DS: sighs “I’m not taking this call, I have things I need to do that are more important than a problem customer who won’t tell us anything.”

M: “I figured as much, do you have the email of the department head, I’ll just tell the customer that the department head’s on vacation and send an email with the customer’s information to have the department head contact her later.”

DS: “Funny story, Matt is actually on vacation. He’ll be back next week.”

Proceeds to give me Matt’s email address. I go back to the customer.

M: “Thank you for patiently holding, I apologize for the wait. Unfortunately the department head, Matt, is currently on vacation and will not be back until next week. I can send an email to Matt asking him to call you back to assist with this issue when they get back if you would like.”

C: “No, I would not like that. Your technical department screws up my computer, causing me to lose 10 years of files relating to my corporations business deals, and you want me to wait another week. No, that’s not acceptable. I have 5 major business deals that I have been working on for the past 7 years that I am supposed wrapping up tomorrow, that I need to refer to information from 4 years ago for 3 of them that I don’t know and I don’t have the paperwork to get these all deals accomplished. If the department head is not in, then get me their boss.”

Okay, there are a number of things wrong with what she just told me.

One: Why doesn’t her company, or god forbid, she have backups of this important paperwork.

Two: If these deals are so important, why don’t you have backups.

Three: For god’s sake, Backups!!!

My personal introspection about backups aside, the problem she’s having won’t be resolved by the department head’s superior, and that’s because Matt’s superior would be the division head, and all he does in crunch numbers to make sure that the departments below him hit their number targets. He knows literally nothing about fixing computers. If the customer speaks to him, she’ll get nothing but platitudes about how sorry he is and maybe offer to refund what she paid when she brought her computer to us for repair. That’s best case scenario, worst case is he’ll forward her the paperwork she signed that stated that she understood that she could lose some or all data during our work on her computer and thus we could not be held responsible for data loss if she refused to get her data backed up before having us work on it. The person above him? Another number cruncher who handles the regional numbers, and above that is the vice president before finally getting to the company president. None of whom were hired for their computer technical know-how.

The people best able to assist her would be someone on our department’s customer relations team; they’re the people above the supervisors’ of direct supervisors, but below the department head. More importantly, they have a lot of technical know-how between the team members.

M: “I apologize ma'am, but unfortunately Matt’s superior would not be able to assist with this issue as he does no have technical know-how on computers. If you need to speak to someone higher up who can assist you with this issue who has authority, you will want to speak with the Department customer relations team.”

C: “Absolutely not, I spoke with them earlier and they were terrible. They refused to help me and they act like they are always right and the customer is wrong. I don’t want to speak with them. Get me Matt’s superior.”

Well considering you and your company apparently lack the foresight and capability to create regular backups of your important documents, I can see why they would think you’re always wrong.

M: “I can understand your desire to speak with Matt’s superior, since typically going the next level up in authority will usually get better results; but unfortunately Matt’s superior would not be able assist with this issue because he does not have the know-how. He’s a number cruncher to make sure we hit certain goals.”

C: “You’re telling me that Matt’s superior would not be able to help me?”

M: “That is correct.”

C: “Bullshit. Get me Matt’s superior.”

M: “Ma'am, I as I informed you before - ”

C: “Get me Matt’s superior. Get me Matt’s superior. Get me Matt’s superior.”

She goes on like a broken record like this, refusing to let me get a word in edgewise; as if she says it enough Matt’s superior will just appear on the line like some number-crunching Beetlejuice. It’s at this point in time that I get an IM from the supervisor of my supervisor.

SDS: ‘Hey, I’ve been listening to your conversation. Transfer her over Emily in the department customer relations team. Don’t tell the customer that

I briefly mute the customer’s side of the conversation so that I finally have blissful silence.

M: “Ma'am, unfortunately I don’t have a way to transfer you to Matt’s superior, but I can absolutely transfer you over to Emily; she’s the person in charge when Matt is not around.”

I unmute the customer.

C: “And this Emily can help me?”

M: “She would be the best person to assist you when Matt is not around.”

C: “Alright, and what is your name?”

Oh boy.

M: “Psi.”

C: “And your last name.”

M: “Unfortunately, for security reasons we are not allowed to give out last names. My employee number is 1234”

C: Grunts “And this is the same for Emily.”

M: “That is correct.”

C: “Fine. Transfer me over, but if Emily’s not able to help me, I will see you fired.”

I then transfer over to Emily’s line. I know it might seem silly, but I really want to know what was done to resolve this customers problem.

By: psi567

anonymous asked:

It's not about just the abuse or that it's a woman abusing the man and so let's laugh it off as a playful joke. In this case, she is not only using combat boots to strike him with and he jerks forward from impact (even the guy standing behind them reacts to her kick to Darren's leg btw) but it's all the weight behind her kick as she is much bigger than Darren. You can see that in the Babes IG, he is shorter and smaller than her. His legs are thin and more likely to be injured by such a kick.

thank you so much for pointing that out, nonnie.

a lot of people fail to remember that Darren is a small guy (the entire Criss family is) and M is bigger than him, and no, before you m/arrens come at me, i don’t mean weight.

like the anon said above, you can see that difference in the “Babes” video on IG but you can also see it in the group photo. she has a bigger build than him, not because she’s “big” (like you nonnies will accuse me of implying), but because everyone we see Darren with (asides from his family members and Lauren) is bigger than him in terms of size and build. because again: he’s a SMALL GUY.

so take what the anon said above into consideration when watching the video because there’s a big difference between him and M.

also, on another note regarding my last post about the abuse, i thought about something else from what i said in there. one thing i mentioned was that the only time you should ever kick (or any violent action for that matter) someone is when you’re defending yourself in a dangerous situation against a dangerous person.

now what type of scenario did you think of when you read that? if you thought about a woman being attacked by a man, don’t worry, a lot of people would.

so that got me thinking about how if a man was in a dangerous situation with a woman, he couldn’t really defend himself because the first thing people would think is that HE was the one to attack the woman, not vice-versa. because women aren’t capable of doing that.

now thinking about Darren’s situation with M, he really has no way of fighting back and he just takes and takes and takes, and she uses that to her advantage.

i don’t know, it just came up as i was reading this ask and honestly? it fucking sucks to live in a society like ours where women can do whatever they have to do in order to protect themselves against men, but men can’t do the same with women.

anonymous asked:

Yet another reason to love Bellamy Blake: in S1 he's all 'now she sees you' at Wells re Clarke. In S4: flailing in Clarke's general direction, eye twitching while failing to wink, spluttering oxymorons back and forth. What a man <3 *Wells' ghost rolls eyes exasperatedly*

god can you imagine if wells was still here though? he’d be ribbing clarke and bellamy left and right like ‘way to go blake, that was so smooth’ ‘shut up’ ‘you’re lucky she only has eyes for you’ ‘… shut up.’ i miss him :(

i inhale the entire cigarette whole and shake and cough and shake and i know
i know what you’re thinking
i’m not a good person, not really, i’m a puked-on mess with noseblood and paint all over his pants
or maybe i’m juststuck in a bad place adn it’s got me thinking all wrong i don’t know
but i know what you’re thinking i know what you’re
all those golden lion scouldn’t save me they couldn’t claw their way through the trees adn show me the ocean-waters
it was up to me in the end ot set things right, to take the metro home, to sail all the way across the world and see the stars
but  i failed nad can’t even own up to that but fuck this yes i can admit when i have done something wrong 
i failed to return, i failed to return, i failed to return
—  a tale of blue sarcasm, section one

howlingpielove  asked:

Hi, I don't know if you still do this, but... 😅 I'm a 32 old woman, 1,62m, a bit curvy, who has two works; as an ilustrator and at a gas station (impossible to make the bills meet otherwise) My pasion's drawing, but I love writing too. Read like sharks hunt for fish, listen to music all the time, run everyday and cook for relaxing, as well as whatching anime. My worst is my character, I just can't pretend. If I don't like someone or am feeling unwell it's evident, like red neon lights evident

I SHIP YOU WITH:

Yukio Okumura (ya let’s imagine he’s a little older, like out of high school)

Originally posted by rubyblackmoon

Yukio prefers an elder, more mature women

Rather then these girls who chase after him idolising him over literally nothing 

He likes how you can see the real him when others seem to fail 

He found you obnoxious at first because of your tendency to be so honest and true to yourself 

He saw you as rude and unnecessary 

Until he realised that you were just being who you are

And he shouldn’t judge because although you do state your mind, you don’t do it rudely such as Shura would

He recognises that your hardworking and not lazy

He admires that about you

You both like curling up after a long day at work and reading in each others company

You and Yukio met in a bookstore, he was looking for a specific book and asked one of the employees but they took so long he seemed impatient. You stepped in and pointed him to the book, you were here a lot so you got to know where things were around here. You even struck up a conversation about the book, as it was one you read, but you didn’t give to much away about the summary of course, you wouldn’t want to spoil it. You saw Yukio frequently at the book store again, eventually you asked if he’d like to get coffee with you. Your book choices seemed so similar you thought it might be nice to discuss them with someone, maybe even get some recommendations. Yukio had honestly never felt so relaxed and care-free in maybe years? He took a chance and asked if you’d like to have dinner sometime. Once he got home, he stopped for a moment and literally was so shocked he’d done that, asked someone out…

I just saw - I didn’t have the chance - the attempted and failed pic of them being couple-y taked by a fan.

Oh my God I can clearly see that he’s probably 1 metre - I don’t know how may feet they are lol - away from her. The only thing he’s touching is her shoulder.

I’m laughing so hard.

After this for sure I’m gonna believe to them being a couple which don’t have intimacy and isn’t even friendly with each other.

He can’t stand her and when you’re gonna realise, dear team, it’ll always be too late. It already is.

4

I just wanted to get some folks together to pay a tribute to somebody who’s, not only been by my side for the duration of this amazing journey, but somebody who has devoted his entire professional life to service this country. The best Vice President America has ever had, Mr. Joe Biden.

Marichat May Day 24: ‘I owe you one’

Alya convinced Marinette to try to see other people and so she set her up for blind dates. But luck is not on Marinette’s side and so far all of them have been a disaster. Fortunately for her, she can always count on her kitty to sneak out and go back to the comfort of her home and have a peaceful evening.

anonymous asked:

I know you didn't say anything about hating vegans or anything but are we actually doing a bad job? like is all of this just a lie and not actually helping the environment or anything :/ because one of the biggest reason for me to go vegan is cause of environmental issues and all

I don’t hate vegans, not the ones that aren’t spreading misinformation or think they are on some sort of moral high ground to everyone else. But I don’t agree with it myself because it is all superficial, without any proper action if I’m being honest.

And when there is action it’s usually targeted at the wrong issue and does more harmful then good. My main issue is that vegans see animals as very individual. They want to save every single cow or pig or chicken without thinking about it rationally or about the horrible impact that would have no important species (species that are actually vital to ecosystems). Veganism fails to see the bigger more important picture. 

“Saving” domesticated farm animals is not important. I’m sorry but it’s just not. Not when it means “saving” these animals will have drastic negative effects. 

I mean there are always ways that agricultural and animal industries can be improved. But just refusing to buy meat or use animal products don’t change anything. And realistically we’re not going to stop eating meat or producing wool ect. You have to understand that and accept it and look at ways to improve those processes not try and shut them down completely.  

And more veganism just means more demand for certain crops, which require more land clearing + more pesticides ect. Veganism is just as bad for the environment and animals as any other diet is. In a capitalist society there really isn’t any ethical consumption.

The world and the environment can’t survive under a capitalist society. Capitalism is what’s stopping us from using green energy solutions or inverting more. Not because these solutions are “expensive” or hard to make or whatever use excuses are being made. It’s because they won’t make as much money as easily. 

Just like buying honey isn’t going to “save the bees” or turning the tap off when you brush your teeth won’t save water. They’re things corporations and company’s push because they’re easy and shift the blame onto consumers and away from them. 

We need to look into real solutions. Realistic solutions that aren’t just superficial I-want-to-feel-good-without-doing-anything-too-hard “solutions” but real ones. And they need to be towards actual important significant issues.  Animals being killed for a source of food or harvesting honey or wool, is not even close to being an issue we should be worried about. 

I’m sorry that you’ve been led to think otherwise, there is alot of misinformation out there and people will lie to get their agenda across. But veganism just doesn’t help the environment. It just doesn’t. 

Maximum Overkill

I had created a mysterious organization that the players were meant to spent several sessions following leads around the city. Our rogue, instead, successfully befriended a small group of them and lead our party to their apartment where an enemy with 4 max HP awaited them.

DM: Okay, so, your buddies aren’t home. The only person there is the cranky wizard who didn’t like you or your partying last night. You guys are out in the alley with a homeless person and his cat.

Fighter: Can I roll Animal Handling to pet his cat? -succeeds check-

DM: Sure, no problem.

Ranger: I want to pet the cat too! -crit fails-

DM: Alright well as you approach the cat, she runs away.

Rogue: I want to sneak up to the window to see what the mage is doing.

DM: He’s sitting on the couch staring at the wall since video games haven’t been invented yet.

Fighter: Okay cool, so can I barge in there while Case (the rogue) covers us?

Rogue: Wait! Wait! He might be really strong. Let me shoot him once.

DM: …You want to shoot him?

Rogue: Well, just like in the leg or something so that if he is really powerful we’ll have a good amount of damage on him.

DM: Okay, so you want to shoot him in the leg. That’ll probably not be lethal.

Rogue: Actually, I want to shoot him in the dick. -rolls a crit for a total of 25 damage out of his 4HP-

DM: Okay well you Robin Hood that shit straight down the shaft and out his asshole so…

Fighter: Uh, is he dead?

DM: He was dead on impact. Yes. Matilda (NPC Demolitionist) goes outside and sits beside the house, sobbing with sympathy pain. Baxter (her wife) goes to comfort her.

Rogue: I didn’t mean to kill him!

DM: Well, you did. You shot him in the dick for 625% of his HP so he’s very dead.

Rogue: I write down “oops” on a piece of paper and hand it to Jasper.

DM: WHAT?! Who’s Jasper? I-

Rogue: No, no, I meant Baxter!

DM: Nope, nope, you write down “oops” and hand it to Jasper, the homeless man. He runs from you as fast as he can with fear in his eyes.

Rogue: Okay, well, now I hand it to Baxter.

Can you say salty? Sexualized where? Touka, an adult, decided to have sex with the man she loved, where is the problem? She wasnt the only one that was naked and exposed. We got naked Kaneki too, it wasnt just sexy naked Touka for fans and Kaneki to ogle. Why isnt anyone saying shit about Kaneki being “sexualized”? is that not a double standard? Are we saying Kaneki, as a man, cant be sexaulized?  I mean dude was pretty naked as I recall. If their problem is Touka being sexualized why dont they feel the same for Kaneki? He was equally naked, we even got a close up of his ass.

Also 99.9% of the time we have seen Touka on screen she’s been fully clothed. We’ve never seen her in some super sexy get up, which wouldn’t even be a problem as long as its in character. So I fail to see where she’s been the victim of being sexualized for fan service.

To the other people bitching about Touka being depicted as :one of those women" you can shut your misogynistic mouths. We know damn well what “that kind of woman” means. Again why are we going after only Touka? Is she having sex by herself? No, Kaneki is a fully willing participant too. Yet I dont see people implying he’s “that kind of person”. 

Is the problem that she initiated? Are people saying that women who initiate sex are “sluty”? What are we just supposed to wait for a guy to ask us marry them and then wait for them to make the move? What kind of stupid logic is that? 

Then we have people implying that Kaneki is the victim of pressure or assault when Touka clearly pulls away from the first kiss and Kaneki goes back for more. Also note that Touka on the bottom when penetration happens not on top. Kaneki is the one in control in that moment. Its his move, he either pushes forward and penetrates or nothing happens. Kaneki is willing and happy about this.

Haters need to stop trying to hide behind fake concern for Touka or the quality of the manga. Stop trying to hide behind this idea that Ishida disrespected Touka by depicting her making love with the man she loves. People keep calling it hentai but if you’ve ever seen hentai then you know its far more detailed and explicit then this chapter. Hentai has girls bodies on full display, breast bounces around all over the place, genitals fully exposed, positioned in was to show off their bodies. Often the guy is transparent at times just so you can see the females breast, vagina, ass or anus on full display. How in the seven hells is that in anyway similar to how Ishida drew touken making love? Yeah, its not.

Women are not these pure objects for people to place on a pedestals and then toss aside when they no longer fit the “pure” image. Touka isnt any less for having sex, she isnt a slut or a horrid person. Even if she had banged 1, 5 or 20 guys(or women) she’s still not a slut. She lost her virginity and she isnt any less for it and no one should lose respect for her or Ishida for it.

Kill this idea that woman having sex is bad, gross or takes away from a woman.

Everyone with these backwards ideas and stupid ass view can shove it. Touka wasnt horrible sexualized, she isnt now a “slut” and she isnt a abuser either.

(sorry binche for this long rambling submission)

5

*sigh* I have. FINISHED.

Today’s prompt for this awesome week is Fusion, so here’s Larimar again 8D !

I slightly changed her palette because I didn’t like the old one. Not big changes, but it’ss till better I guess. And since I was not satisfied with one picture I decided I’d make several shitty doodles because why not - Now, I’m gonna tell you about my stupid headcanons about her ~ (I’ve already talked about some of them, but well.)

  • Larimar likes to tell jokes…and laugh at them. Yes. She likes to laugh at her own jokes. And then she tries to stay serious and usually fails. Yes. She does like fart jokes.
  • Lapis and Peridot’s laughs fused too :^) So as you can see in the last sketch, she snorts, but also have Peridot’s “Nyehehehe !!!” (I’ll never get tired of this laugh)
  • When she feel bad, stressed, or threatened, Peridot’s side will show. It means that she will , by reflex… grab her own arms. And then she’ll tell herself it’s okay. Sometimes she will let go, sometimes not.
  • She’s usually kinda calm. If someones makes her angry, she will *cough* resolves the problem with an authentic Lapis Idon’tgiveashit Lazuli’s face™.
  • Her theme would be electro-swing. Electro because Peridot (I don’t have to explain I think) and swing for Lapis, because well…it fits her personnality tbh (seriously the first Larimar picture I made was while listening to Parov Stellar, Alice Francis and Caravan Palace. So yeah it’s visible on her XD)
  • Something like Alice Francis’ voice. Just…imagine. (Or go listen if you don’t know her because she’s  a m a z i n g)
  • Also she’s a good tapdancer. Just because Shelby said she’d like Peridot to tap dance to fuse. So boom tap dancer Larimar.
  • She loves Steven. Well, like all his family and friends. But I just needed to remind you because
  • If someone touches the child *angry Sr Pelo noises* she turns into the Giant Angry Woman ™. Don’t touch the child.
  • She likes to hug Steven or herself. She’s basically a giant mom/aunt/being that have plenty of love to give.
  • Again, don’t touch the child.


Aaaand I guess that’s all ? I don’t know actually, if you want to ask something go ahead lmao

Also the Larimar + Morganite picture was kinda random first but I found that fun. There was another one, but maybe another day, because now I’m just too lazy to finish it :v

(Also before I forget - boop @lapidot-anniversary-week / @jenhedgehog cuz‘ the tags don’t always work :| )

don’t turn away

i did that once and lost a country 
and then lost the language
to name the loss


i don’t have a name,
just a lot of empty places on a map

and everything that has happened to me
has happened inside my own head

i waited for someone to show up and tell 
me i was forgiven 
but i made myself impossible to find
and then i made myself impossible

and of course the war never ends for people like us.

whatever was lost is gone for good this time.

i know because they didn’t show up in even the good dreams.

i’ve been so many people;
forgive me.

if i can’t look you in the eye 
it’s because i’m scared you’ll see in me
only what’s missing. 

i know every border is made up of nothing but hands
that take and take 
until you’re not the same person
you were on the other side

and i know that land can be sick with amnesia
until the only thing inherited
is the
forgetting.

(i belong to that failing memory,
and all the names i forget
are mine.)

(i belong to the words that escape me
in both languages. )
—  Y.Z, inherited memory loss
The Power of Friendship (Ruined my Final Boss)

Context: (Same group as the story about six-inch goblin dick, but different story, different submitter.) It’s my first time DMing, an it’s everyone else’s first time playing. The party consists of a Goblin Bard, (Gobbo) Halfling Rogue, (Milo) and a Human Fighter (Knottley). Long story short, the Bard failed to listen to sincere advise from an NPC, failed some critical rolls, and ended up as a Chaotic Evil Lich.

[Sometime halfway through the Lich’s health]

Fighter, OOC: Can I ask him to… not do this?

DM: Yes, you can make a persuasion check. [Pause.] Talking is a free action.

Fighter, OOC: Oh! Then I’ll do it.

Fighter: Little Goblin man, do not do this! We are friends.

DM: Roll persuasion.

Fighter, OOC: … That’s a five. Minus three.

[Laughter from around the table.]

DM: Alright, Gobbo, roll to see if you get a nat 1 against persuasion. 

Bard, OOC: Okay. [Rolls a nat 1]

[A good moment of stunned silence, and then laughter from everyone but me.]

DM: Alright. Alright. Alright. Cool. That’s great.

Bard, OOC: I’m sorry.

DM: No, I love it! I love it! So, Gobbo, this speech, it pulls at your heart strings. You remember, you are not a murderer, you are a scholarly goblin. You went to college-

Bard, OOC: The college of swords!

DM: [sighs] Yes, the college of swords. You remember, that these people are your friends, and you are not a killer. So…

[I wrap up the story line, (entailing the power of flight, as well as beating up the person who sent them on the quest and Gobbo becoming the “court lich”) and after some laughter (once again, everyone but me,)…]

DM: Oh my god. [Fighter’s Player], this is your folk hero destiny! You saved the world from an awful lich!

Fighter, OOC: Oh my god, I did!

DM: With the power of friendship!

Bard, OOC: Because of a nat 1…

DM: Good god, this is a power of friendship story! My worst nightmare!

[Laughter ensues.]

the wardrobe

James: Look at him being all “I’m a cool teacher”. Wanker.

Lily: Shut up you are just jealous.

James: Jealous? Jealous?! He became everything we hated Lils.

Lily: You are as dramatic as Sirius today Jamie.

James: Ooh, the Longbottom kid is first, I bet he is afraid of Augusta, Merlin knows Frankie was.

Lily: Did he just say-

James: Oh yes he did. That bastard bullied that kid so much, he became his biggest fear.

Lily: I- I’m-

James: I’m so excited! He is gonna make Snivellus look like Augusta, I remember that red handbag!

*Wands at the ready, Remus opens the wardrobe Snape walks out*

Lily: *watching warily* He looks so different, like he is taller.

James: It’s because the poor kid is scared of him shitless, Riddikulus Neville come on.

*Riddikulus and Snape is now wearing Augusta’s clothes*

James: *doubles over laughing* Moony– You– legend.

Lily: *tries not to laugh, fails* If Severus hears this–

James: *still laughing* Moony doesn’t give a fuck.

Lily: *grinning* I can see that.

James: Merlin– that hat. It suits him well. *tries to regulate his breath*

Lily: *smiling* That smirk on Harry’s face is all too familiar. 

James: Like father, like son.

*Boggart morphs into a mummy in front of Parvati*

James: That Parvati girl did well! 

Lily: Oh my– Seriously Seamus, a banshee?

James: I mean, kid has a point, that thing is scary.

*Dean walks up to the wardrobe*

Lily: A severed hand, like the one from the Addams Family?

James: From the what?

Lily: Don’t worry about it, Muggle thing. 

James: I know most Muggle things.

Lily: *disappointed* I never had the time to show you this one.

James: *changes the subject* Oh, Ronniekins of course has spiders for Boggarts.

*Harry walks up to the wardrobe, wand at the ready, looking excited*

Lily: It’s Harry’s turn, what if–

James: It wouldn’t assume his form Lils

Lily: But

*Remus throws himself in front of the Boggart*

Lily: Of course, it’s the full moon. 

James: The one thing he is scared of. 

Lily: He probably thought what we thought, still protective of the fawn.

James: Well, of course he is, don’t you remember how scared he was when he first held him?

Lily: *with a smile* Of course, I do

James: Well at least there’s someone who’s looking out for him now.

Lily: Soon, he will have Sirius back, too.

James: If the idiot doesn’t get himself locked up for committing the murder he was locked up for.

Lily: Well, that’s a possibility but Remus is sensible, I trust him.

*cue to the scene where Remus says “together” and Lily just stares at the camera like she’s in the office*

Lily: Have you ever seen a Boggart?

James: Yeah, once when I was 18 and I couldn’t do shit until my mum came and found me.

Lily: What did you see?

James: All of you guys were de-

Lily: *looking away* Oh, I- I see.

James: Those are foul creatures Lils, I’m actually glad Moony stopped Harry from facing his Boggart. 

Lily: Me, too. 

“What do you think, did I get it right?”  Stiles asks, turning the pad around to show Derek.

Derek looks away from his orchid.  He smiles at what he sees on the paper.  Reaching out, he touches Stiles on the arm, saying,  “It’s perfect, except for one small thing.”  Derek points to a small pencil mark, then to the actual orchid.  “The column is attached to the lip, like so, you’ve drawn it so it’s part of the sepals.”

Stiles frowns, pulling the drawing closer, until his nose is barely an inch away.  “Huh, I don’t see it.”

“If it helps,”  Derek pulls the pad towards him, flipping to a few pages back, “This is how I drew them,”  he says, pointing to a couple of misshapen blobs he tried to shape into orchids, but failed terribly.  “As you can see, you’re a much better drawer than I am.”

“Point made,”  Stiles says with raised brows, “how about you stick to growing them, and I’ll stick to drawing them, deal?”

Derek grins.  “Deal.”

(From a fic sitting in my drafts, about botanist!Derek and beekeeper!Stiles falling for each other in Derek’s brownstone where he grows some of the rarest orchids in the world, just for kicks)

FACTS ABOUT CONNOR MURPHY (spoilers)

So I have decided to post all the facts and hints about Connor Murphy’s past that are shown in the musical. It’s hard to make out considering people in the fandom usually focus on the lies Evan tells to figure out Connor’s personality.

To get this conclusion (which I will post in a second) I literally skipped all scenes concerning Evan’s lies and went directly to the Murphy family and what they say. None of these facts/hints involve what Evan said about Connor.

First of all, I’ll say now that I have put my own interpretation on each of these facts.

And so, I will put all FACTS in BOLD.
Anything out of bold is my own interpretation and how I see it to be. It’s up to you to agree with me or disagree.

First, I will post my conclusions on each family member, and then afterwards, I will post the reasons for each one.

Zoe

Zoe was an emotional and verbal abuse victim. There is no evidence of physical abuse, although there were threats that could have potentially led to that. She has all the right to not grieve over Connor, in all honesty, she could have sent him to the police for what he did, but as an abuse victim, that is very hard to do. Connor was probably the cause of most of her insecurities and she hated him for that. The unhealthy habit of taking out his anger on the nearest person to him probably made him lash out at his sister whenever he had a panic attack. Judging by how he really did care enough to keep the creepy letter about his sister, written by Evan, in his pocket for 3 days before he committed suicide, it’s safe to say that he really regretted being mean to his sister and actually cared about her.

Connor’s mom, Cynthia

Connor’s mom was a woman obsessed with reputation. She’s known as the rich man’s wife, and wants more than anything to be a regular family. But because her son had mental illnesses, her perfect image was ruined. She acted as though she was there for him but when it came down to it, she did nothing. She pushed for therapy but after a while, her husband took him out of it because “it wasn’t worth the money,” and she basically went, “welp, I tried.” I will quote what I say later: Connor’s mom might not actually be sad that her son is gone, but rather, she’s ashamed that her family actually doesn’t care. It seems like Connor’s mom is filled with regret for not being there for her son, and she’s forcing her family to act like they regretted it too, because that’s what a real family should have been like. But this is only a personal theory.

Connor’s dad, Larry

Connor’s dad might be one of the main sources of his depression. It is very obvious to me that Connor’s dad believed him to be a disappointment. He didn’t grieve for his dead son and only played along to make his wife happy. He’s annoyed by the whole situation. It even seemed like he hated the fact that there was fake remnants of his son in Evan. Almost like he wished Connor wasn’t friends with Evan so he could just forget all about him and not need to deal with it. At some point he was a kind father. When they went to the orchard together for picnics, it seems like they were a happy family. Connor’s dad had played with their toy plane together and had some great memories. The whole family practically forgot about this, though. Connor’s dad didn’t cry at his own dead son’s funeral. I think that sums it up.

Connor Murphy

Connor was a complicated person. He had many different mental illnesses. I could research which ones he probably had, but there’s probably already a post somewhere on it already. One thing for sure, is that he was unstable. He might not have been like that his whole life, but at the time of knowing him, the time he was briefly alive in the show, he was incredibly unstable. Everything and anything could set him off, and he probably hated that about himself as well. Pushing away everyone near him that could possibly help and hating himself for doing so, spiraling himself into a closed minded world of self-hate and regret, which is something that many people can relate to, including me. He did a lot of horrible things to his sister and to his family. I don’t blame his family for not actually grieving him, he was a really bad person. The problem is, he could have been a good person as well. He had all the potential to get better. He talked to Evan, probably wishing to say sorry about pushing him earlier in the hall. He was trying, he wanted to try. He wanted to get better. He just gave up too soon.

This post is very long! I’m sorry. If you’d like to read more, I’m putting the reasons I’ve come to these conclusions under the cut.

Remember, ALL FACTS ARE IN BOLD. Anything else is my personal interpretation.

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