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[non langblr] EMERGENCY - need desperate monetary help

I really hate to do this here, as I hate asking for financial help, but I’m extremely desperate at this point (and hopefully this will be the only time).

I’m normally very good about paying my rent and budgeting what money I do earn from my current job. However, this past month of June hit myself, and my family, with a lot of unexpected expenses—mainly my father being admitted into the hospital for congestive heart failure, and my mother having to fly to S.Korea last minute. 

As the eldest daughter, I had to step in to help cover these last-minute expenses, with one parent disabled and with two younger siblings still under my parents’ care, but it also left me with less money than I had anticipated.

While I have done my best to amass the necessary funds, right now, I’m short $700 of paying to remainder of my rent this month, and need this money as soon as possible, in the next 24 hours if at all possible. I’ve set up a PayPal at gwu.cassiopeia@gmail.com . Even if I do not manage to raise this total amount, every little bit would help at this point.

I would appreciate any and all help, whether that means just a simple reblog, or even just a couple of dollars. 

Thank you, truly, for taking the time to read this.

Let this sink in - a list of pre-existing conditions lost under #Trumpcare: 

Rape, C-section, AIDS/HIV, acid reflux, acne, ADD, addiction, Alzheimer’s/dementia, anemia, aneurysm, angioplasty, anorexia, anxiety, arrhythmia, arthritis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, autism, bariatric surgery, basal cell carcinoma, bipolar disorder, blood clot, breast cancer, bulimia, bypass surgery, celiac disease, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral embolism, cerebral palsy, cerebral thrombosis, cervical cancer, colon cancer, colon polyps, congestive heart failure, COPD, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, DMD, depression, diabetes, disabilities, Down syndrome, eating disorder, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, glaucoma, gout, heart disease, heart murmur, heartburn, hemophilia, hepatitis C, herpes, high cholesterol, hypertension, hysterectomy, kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney transplant, leukemia, lung cancer, lupus, lymphoma, mental health issues, migraines, MS, muscular dystrophy, narcolepsy, nasal polyps, obesity, OCD, organ transplant, osteoporosis, pacemaker, panic disorder, paralysis, paraplegia, Parkinson’s disease, pregnancy, restless leg syndrome, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, seizures, sickle cell disease, skin cancer, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stent, stroke, thyroid issues, tooth disease, tuberculosis, ulcers. 

This cannot pass the Senate, too – contact your senators, people!

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I found this on Facebook:

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If you or a loved one have a pre-existing condition, your insurance premiums and deductibles will skyrocket under the Republican (non) healthcare plan, or may be denied coverage. Pre-existing conditions include, but are not limited to:

AIDS/HIV,
acid reflux,
acne,
ADD,
addiction,
Alzheimer’s/dementia,
anemia,
aneurysm,
angioplasty,
anorexia,
anxiety,
arrhythmia,
arthritis,
asthma,
atrial fibrillation,
autism,
bariatric surgery,
basal cell carcinoma,
bipolar disorder,
blood clot,
breast cancer,
bulimia,
bypass surgery,
celiac disease,
cerebral aneurysm,
cerebral embolism,
cerebral palsy,
cerebral thrombosis,
cervical cancer,
colon cancer,
colon polyps,
congestive heart failure,
COPD,
Crohn’s disease,
cystic fibrosis,
DMD,
depression,
diabetes,
disabilities,
Down syndrome,
eating disorder,
enlarged prostate,
epilepsy,
glaucoma,
gout,
heart disease,
heart murmur,
heartburn,
hemophilia,
hepatitis C,
herpes,
high cholesterol,
hypertension,
hysterectomy,
kidney disease,
kidney stones,
kidney transplant,
leukemia,
lung cancer,
lupus,
lymphoma,
mental health issues,
migraines,
MS,
muscular dystrophy,
narcolepsy,
nasal polyps,
obesity,
OCD,
organ transplant,
osteoporosis,
pacemaker,
panic disorder,
paralysis,
paraplegia,
Parkinson’s disease,
pregnancy,
restless leg syndrome,
schizophrenia,
seasonal affective disorder,
seizures,
sickle cell disease,
skin cancer,
sleep apnea,
sleep disorders,
stent,
stroke,
thyroid issues,
tooth disease,
tuberculosis, and
ulcers

Republicans in Congress have exempted themselves and their staff members from losing the ACA protections that cover pre-existing conditions.

  • Republicans: Okay on the pre-existing conditions which can allow insurance companies to effectively deny you coverage due to overpricing based on them ... remember to leave out erectile dysfunction
  • The List of Preexisting Conditions: acne, acromegaly, AIDS or ARC, Alzheimer’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Anemia (Aplastic, Cooley’s, Hemolytic, Mediterranean or Sickle Cell), Anxiety, Aortic or Mitral Valve Stenosis, Arteriosclerosis, Arteritis, Asbestosis, Asthma, Bipolar disease, Cancer, Cardiomyopathy, Cerebral Palsy (infantile), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Coagulation Defects, Congestive Heart Failure, Cystic Fibrosis, Demyelinating Disease, Depression, Dermatomyositis, Diabetes, Dialysis, Esophageal Varicosities, Friedreich’s Ataxia, Hepatitis (Type B, C or Chronic), Menstrual irregulatiries, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis, Obesity, Organ transplants, Paraplegia, Parkinson’s Disease, Polycythemia Vera, Pregnancy, Psoriatic Arthritis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Renal Failure, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Sex reassignment, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Sleep apnea, Transsexualism, Tuberculosis
  • Republicans wiping sweat from their brows obviously exhausted: ahh, now we can rest knowing the sweet sweet viagra won't be taken away from us.
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Two ICE detainees have died in Georgia in the span of two days

  • Two people detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have died in Georgia in the span of two days, the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionreported.
  • Atulkumar Babubhai Patel, a 58-year-old Indian national, died Tuesday of complications from congestive heart failure. He was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.
  • On Monday, a Panamanian national named Jean Jimenez-Joseph, 27, was found unresponsive with a sheet wrapped around his neck at the Stewart Detention Center, a private correctional facility in Stewart County, Georgia, WRBL reported
  • Jimenez-Joseph was in solitary confinement when he died by apparent suicide. He’d been in isolation for 19 days. Read more (5/18/17)

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Hip Hop Would Not Be The Success It Is Today If It Wasn’t For This Pioneering Woman.....

After watching her family on the reality series, The First Family of Hip Hop, I wanted to know more about Mrs. Robinson and her contribution to hip-hop which we don’t hear being acknowledged much. While creating this post, I’m also reminded about a post from a few weeks ago in my archive about black women’s contribution to music in which one of my fellow sista follower/blogger said and I’m probably paraphrasing, “I wouldn’t be surprised if a black woman invented hip hop.”

Sylvia Robinson (née Vanderpool; March 6, 1935 – September 29, 2011) was an American singer, musician, record producer, and record label executive. Robinson was best known for her work as founder/CEO of the hip hop label Sugar Hill Records.[3] Robinson is credited as the driving force behind two landmark singles in the genre; “Rapper’s Delight” (1979) by the Sugarhill Gang,[4] and “The Message” (1982) by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; which dubbed her as the “Mother of Hip-Hop”. Robinson received a Pioneer Award for her career in singing and being the founder of Sugarhill Records at the 11th Annual Rhythm and Blues Awards Gala in 2000.[5] Robinson died of congestive heart failure on September 29, 2011 at age 76.


A movie about her life story is in the works. Read about it here.





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Helen was 82. She’d survived both breast cancer and outlived her husband.

One summer day she began bleeding from her colon and was admitted to the hospital. We assumed the worst — another cancer. But after she endured a series of scans and being poked with scopes, we figured out that she had an abnormal jumble of blood vessels called an arteriovenous malformation in the wall of her colon.

The finding surprised us, but the solution was clear: Surgery to remove that part of her colon should stop the bleeding once and for all. The operation went well. But afterward Helen’s lungs filled with fluid from congestive heart failure. Then she caught pneumonia and had to be put on a ventilator in the intensive care unit.

Her medical problems and our treatments had simply stressed her aging organs beyond their capability.

Why Immortality Is Overrated

Illustration: Isabel Seliger for NPR

  • social security: so if you want disability money you need an extensive medical history otherwise we're probably not going to take you seriously at all and you'll just be fucked as usual, which is what we want because its a hassle to help disabled people
  • Republicans: so like how do we make it even harder for disabled people to get the money and housing they need to survive
  • Republicans: I've got it
  • Things That Count As Pre-existing Conditions Which Insurance Companies Can Overcharge You For: acne, acromegaly, AIDS or ARC, Alzheimer’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Anemia (Aplastic, Cooley’s, Hemolytic, Mediterranean or Sickle Cell), Anxiety, Aortic or Mitral Valve Stenosis, Arteriosclerosis, Arteritis, Asbestosis, Asthma, Bipolar disease, Cancer, Cardiomyopathy, Cerebral Palsy (infantile), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Coagulation Defects, Congestive Heart Failure, Cystic Fibrosis, Demyelinating Disease, Depression, Dermatomyositis, Diabetes, Dialysis, Esophageal Varicosities, Friedreich’s Ataxia, Hepatitis (Type B, C or Chronic), Menstrual irregulatiries, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Myasthenia Gravis, Obesity, Organ transplants, Paraplegia, Parkinson’s Disease, Polycythemia Vera, Pregnancy, Psoriatic Arthritis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Renal Failure, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Sex reassignment, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Sleep apnea, Transsexualism, Tuberculosis
  • Republicans: Does that about cover everyone we can think of?
  • Social Security: Yeah I'm pretty sure, thanks don't want those disableds thinking we care about them or want to help them lmao.

One thing that I hear a lot when it comes to mental illness is people saying “We don’t tell people with cancer they should just suck it up or try exercising!” And yeah, this is largely true. Most people wouldn’t dream of telling someone with a broken leg that they should just suck it up, that they were just holding themselves back with that cast. Most people. (Although there are TONS of people who are content to do this to people with disabilities and/or chronic conditions). However, in my experience, there are at least two groups of people who do say that kind of stuff about actual physical conditions, both of which I personally have had to deal with in profound and scarring ways.

You see this attitude a lot among fundamentalist Christians. First, a little background: I was raised in an apocalyptic Christian cult. For a lot of years, my brother and I were both denied medical care of any kind, instead being subjected to pain and faith healing. I would suffer for days with crippling migraines, and nearly died of an untreated ear infection at one point. The pastor of our church died of untreated congestive heart failure. One woman walked on a crutch for decades, needing a knee replacement. My brother spent several years almost deaf because of fluid on his eardrums. In fundamentalist circles, people suffering from debilitating physical conditions are told all the time that the only thing keeping them in a wheelchair is their lack of faith, or worse, told that their suffering is all part of God’s plan for their lives.

The other circle you see this a lot in is in the new age/homeopathic medicine crowd, and you see this stuff ALL. THE. TIME. on facebook, touting vinegar and kombucha and lemon juice, talking about “toxins” like people don’t have livers and kidneys. I cannot imagine anything more infuriating for someone who has a physical problem (or a family member with one) being told to try some kind of cleanse to cure their cancer. I’ve seen people go through this, too; being put on ridiculous “natural treatments” for chronic conditions, paying ridiculous amounts of money to have their energies aligned, all the while doing nothing medical to actually manage their symptoms or better understand the actual, physical nature of their condition.

So yeah, you can spend all day saying “we don’t tell people with physical problems xyz about how to manage them!” but know that we do, we absolutely do tell people that they can “cure” their hepatitis by drinking water purification tablets (I have ACTUALLY seen that one, not naming names). There are people who tell themselves that it’s perfectly normal to allow people to die without medical treatment because their faith isn’t strong enough.

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Heartmate II LVAD implantation surgery narrated by Arie Blitz, MD

Ventricular assist device, or VAD, is a mechanical circulatory device that is used to partially or completely replace the function of a failing heart. Some VADs are intended for short term use, typically for patients recovering from heart attacks or heart surgery, while others are intended for long term use (months to years and in some cases for life), typically for patients suffering from congestive heart failure.

David Rockefeller, who died Monday morning at the age of 101, leaves a legacy that eludes a simple description. At once the grandchild and heir of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller and a globe-trotting billionaire banker in his own right, Rockefeller also earned a reputation as a prodigious patron of the arts.

Rockefeller died of congestive heart failure at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., family spokesman Fraser P. Seitel confirmed to NPR.

David Rockefeller — Philanthropist, Banker And Collector — Dies At 101

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My Mom was diagnosed with CHF. Nothing makes sence. I don't know what to think or feel.

(CHF is congestive heart failure) I mean what am I supposed to feel? Should I be angry? Should I be hysterically crying? (I cry every time I see her or talk to her and she is in the hospital right now) Should I be questioning god’s plan? What do I do when she comes home? Do I go on as if nothing happened? As if she isn’t suffering this horrible condition and ultimately death. As if I don’t have to see her everyday suffering? Maybe I’m in denial. I don’t know. I don’t understand how something so horrible can happen to such a good person. To such a good mom, friend, wife, co-worker, daughter, etc.

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Congestive Heart Failure -- part two

Read and understand my blog post about normal physiology of the heart and kidneys……once you understand how the heart & kidneys function together, then try to understand:

What happens when the heart “fails” and becomes a lousy forward pump — pressures back up in this plumbing system:

When pressures increase in the pulmonary bed, the lungs do not like it.   They will do everything they can to “normalize” the pressures – which results in the following:

  • Normally when standing, due to gravity; there will be increased perfusion in the inferior lung fields and increased aeration in the superior lung fields.
  • Should the pulmonary pressures exceed 12 mm. Hg., the lungs will try to redistribute that blood into the entire pulmonary space.
  • This “revascularization” will be seen on a PA chest film (performed upright) as an increase in blood flow to the upper lung fields occurs.
  • This is also called
  • pulmonary revascularization or redistribution
  • cephalization of the pulmonary vasculature
  • pulmonary vascular congestion
  • all names for the same thing.

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Victuuri Vampire!au Story

…nobody asked for. lol *sweats nervously* I’m just so heavily into immortal things and please, be warned that the things written below is far from pure or realistic. aaa I still hope you enjoy some of my hopeless daydreaming if you like anything related to vampire😂 At least, it’s about eternal love.

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- Victor Fedorov quickly becomes one of the most decorated figure skaters in history starting with his first gold medal in 1896 worlds merely at his age 16 and wins 5 more, just counting internatinal competitions. He was loved all the time by so many people around the world for his dazzling face and smile, just as much as his skating career. However, much to everyone’s shock, he ends his own life only at his age 28 from a death leap, reason still covered in veil.

World never found his body.

- In 2010, some rumors appear out of nowhere around the social media claiming that recently, a few people in St Petersberg witnessed a stunningly beautiful man with a perfect body line, blue eyes shining like a light bulb at night, skin like that of a porcelain doll skating on a local frozen lake… doing something close to 5-turn-flip in the air. Of course, most of the people laughed at or ignored them until literally no-one could gather enough data to prove what they saw. All the pictures or videos taken were strangely blurred.

- 2 years past the “Skating porcelain doll” incident, the rumor is brought back when Yuri Katsuki, top male figure skater in Japan, GPF bronze medalist at his age 19, brings out his new coach on the ice rink, Victor Nikiforov… looking more like a snowy pale super model, tagging along and staring at the young skater like a blind man searching for sun, which was truly something for everyone to notice since Yuri looked very much ordinary when compared to his stunning coach himself.

- Much to everyone’s disappointment, this gorgeous coach refused to answer a single thing about himself and the only thing they knew for sure was that when the two were together, Yuuri was a blushing mess and Victor was a smiling idiot. Victor was constantly said to be quite a resemblance to one legendary figure skater back in 1st generation, even sharing his first name “Victor.” The truth was that he didn’t have a single official skating career yet he skated like magic. He was also well-known for his strength and ability to safely carry his student in less than a minute from hundreds of reporters and fans.

- Yuri Katsuki, already a rising star standing along the line of skating legends, soon wins 3 consecutive golds at GPF adding onto both single and free skate World records. He happily gets married to his coach at 24, Victor, and plans to retire after one more year as a competitive skater. Tragedy begins when Yuri dies at his impossibly young age, 25, from congestive heart failure.

- A war breaks out when Victor literally steals his husband’s body out of the hospital the moment Yuri gives away his last breath. Victor didn’t seem to blink his eyes even once during Yuri’s last days, sitting alongside his bed like a stone statue, said the nurses around that time in disbelief. He jumps out of the window with the corpse from 3rd floor before people could even process what was happening and there were no more witnesses on the street.

He comes back before the cops could find him, which was still a week later -all of the bereaved familiy close to fainting and all the friends gathered up fuming… but again giving everyone another round of nightmare: The body was perfectly preserved without even a drop of formalin in presence, flawless face like a sleeping prince wearing pale make-up just like his husband, lips red like fresh blood, laid in a ridiculously expensive coffin filled with white rose.

This incident made quite a lot of people tearful rather than angry, knowing how madly Victor was in love with Yuuri all this time and how the tragic fate literally crushed him down into a madman. Even several wailings began when Victor’s will was found in the husbands’ later perfectly empty house, two days after Yuri’s funeral. World never found his body.

- Yuri Katsuki’s coffin gets robbed right after the day of Victor’s disappearance.

+) - The Comics are taking place after all that happened above. Sorry for the long post and my English!

Nicola Ratcliff's Universe Cell Love/FTBG Testimonial

This is me, Nicola at the age of 33 admitted into the hospital diagnosed with high blood pressure diabetes and congestive heart failure. I know that is a lot for someone my age. I can blame it on genetics. Both sides of my families suffer from diabetes High Blood Pressure and heart disease. My grand mother died of a massive heart attack at the age of 29 my grand father died of a heart attack at the age of 41. I have a cousin that is my age that has congestive heart failure as well, she now has a pace maker at the age of 34. As I lay in the hospital feeling sorry for myself accepting my assumed fate that I will die young, take poison… I am sorry medications the rest of my life, I went into a depression. I was hospitalized for a week because my bp wouldn’t go down it peaked 226/120. I could have had a stroke and died.

I realized laying in that hospital bed I had control over my blood pressure health and well being. I realized I didn’t have to succumb to what my relatives had. I was released from the hospital and immediately changed my life style. No salt or sugar and exercise. I did research on holistic healing, began seeing a holistic dr. I got rid of the meds my original Dr had me on with adverse side affects. I would become dizzy, I passed out and they told me I would have to take this poison the rest of my life. I was too young for this! I also understood the meds only covered the symptom but didn’t heal my body.

I met Lotus Speaks of Fit To Be Goddess. I met her threw my friend Helen Marie. I noticed how good Helen looked and how much weight she lost and energy she gained. After meeting Lotus I began taking UCL(Universe Cell Love) I will admit the first time I used it was a bad experience I mixed it with Crystal Light which is nothing but processed mess! Once I got my concoction together I immediately notice change! It aided in lowering my blood pressure I lost weight and I no longer take BP medicine. Within a three month span, My BP is at a consistent 118/65 I have a plethora of energy I eliminated so much waste in my body. It is amazing. I am not a Dr nor have I ever studied health. One think I know for sure is there is a cure on this earth for every disease known to man. If you take the time to research and truly want to live a healthy life, do your research, go natural eliminate processed food. Processed food is worse than cigarettes! And last but certainly not least try UCL love! Not only did I gain energy and eliminated waste from my body, I lost weight! I only had a four week supply but with that I lost 23 pounds! I don’t like exercising but I had so much energy I would go to the park and walk three miles every day. I feel great! We don’t have to be sick, I don’t care if you have a family history of chronic illness. I m beating the odds d and so can you by changing your eating habits exercising and activating your body with UCL.

Nicola

submitted by @queencarrie: wanted to share a pic of my gorgeous boy, beasley, since on tuesday i found out he has congestive heart failure.

i have five furbabies but beasley and i have an insanely close bond.

august of 2002 beasley and his sister sylvia were found in a bed of ivy in front of our house. we were feeding a small feral clowder and one of the girls, doc, had a tiny duo of babies. after they were weaned we took them in. “don’t get too attached we’re giving them away.” said my dad, a day later he named them and almost fifteen years later they’re still with us.

jackson galaxy would honestly probably not approve of my relationship with my baby, it’s a little co-dependent on my side. i can’t sleep unless he’s sleeping with me! but i love him so much and since i don’t want kids of my own i will often refer to beasley as my son/child. i love him more than i could ever love another human being.

anonymous asked:

What do you think of the Bloody Cough of Death trope or just the "coughing is a sign of dying" trope in general? It tends to mean the character in question has a terminal illness (instead of the more common, treatable pneumonia and such) from what I've seen which also makes me wonder what incurable illnesses have coughing (bloody or not) as a main symptom.

Content Warning: Blood, barf, poops.

 I think this is a really fascinating part of our history that held through into the modern era.

I think this trope really comes back to tuberculosis, which is absolutely famous for its bloody cough. Once upon a time it killed a lot of people, and because that bloody cough is how it spreads, it was something to fear for literally generations. (It still exists today; I treated a patient with it yesterday actually and it’s rampant in prisons, but it’s a disease we’ve learned to treat.) But TB is almost certainly where this trope comes from.

We’ve talked about hemoptysis – a bloody cough – before. There are oh so many causes, such as TB, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the pulmonary blood vessels, acute pulmonary edema / congestive heart failure, and more. It can come from physical damage to the trachea or bronchi, from cancer, prom peneumonia, from House’s favorite (sarcoidosis).

Medically speaking, I’ll be honest: a bloody cough is in no way shape or form a Good Thing™. It’s certainly not always fatal, but it’s a sign of badness in the airway.

As a trope or convention or cliche (your pick) of TV shows, I think it’s used as a marker of illness/injury severity. If you’ve been shot in the chest and you’re coughing up blood, that is a Bad News Bear. Though it’s hardly used realistically – the most common cause I see is less “I cough and there’s blood” and more “I coughed and there’s this gob of ick and OH MY GOD LIKE 0.0004mL OF BLOOD I’M GOING TO DIE BECAUSE TV TOLD ME SO” because they’ve irritated the airway from coughing, or less “blood” and more “pink, frothy spittle” that’s associated with severe pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs), which typically comes from heart failure.

This is also closely related to vomiting up blood. Most “bloody vomit” is just small streaks of blood in vomit (or people barfing up tomato sauce and/or wine), but large amounts of blood in the puke is a severe medical emergency because it’s a bleed we can’t see and have a very hard time controlling. People have bled to death in their GI tract – ungood.

But yeah, how come Hollywood never shows us their characters are dying by having them poop blood, anyway? (That’s actually usually from hemorrhoids, but it can be from a severe GI bleed, colitis, etc.) 

Mostly, I think most writers as a visually-disturbing-but-not-actually-gross way of pointing out that “hey, this guy’s really sick”, even if what they’ve given their character has nothing to do with their lungs or a cough. I’d like to see it change, or at least come from something  that could actually produce it.

I hope this rambly answer gave you what you needed to keep writing great stories!!

xoxo, Aunt Scripty

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