Fidget spinners are really popular, but I don’t really ‘get’ them. They seem inherently distracting compared to other fidget toys because they don’t seem to give much stimulation other than visual when you spin them. Other popular fidgets like tangles, spinner rings, fidget cubes, chewlry etc. give tactile/kinesthetic stimulation.
However, I’m 100% aware I could be missing something. So people who like fidget spinners, care to reblog/reply and say how fidget spinners are useful for you? I’m eager to learn how people benefit from them.
My headcanons are that Enjolras Grantaire and Courfeyrac have ADHD so here have some of these weird headcanons™
-Grantaire has severe RSD*
- though poor volume control is common within people with ADHD courfeyrac has it really badly. He screams when he is excited, angry and upset even when he doesn’t want to yell.
- Enjolras has a lot of stimming toys from slime to fidget cubes and rings and you can bet that these are often stolen by Grantaire and Courfeyrac who don’t have stimming toys
- Courfeyrac his mind quickly wonders off to the next thing so when he is talking he often stuters and goes “yeah uhm… I uh- shit what was I saying again?”
- it’s even worse when texting like one minute he is asking for help on a project and the next it’s “hey guys look at this thing I found” like the moment Courfeyrac thinks of something he has to say it
- Enjolras usually doesn’t seem very hyper until he has a mood™ he seems super serious and all but then when others get closer to him it’s very likely to sit with him while he’s just laughing for 10 solid minutes over nothing
- At the rare chances of Grantaire, Enjolras and Courfeyrac all being together and hyper at once it’s hell their hyperactivity feeds on to the others
*RSD = Rejection sensitive dysphoria is a disorder only found with people with ADHD (it’s very unknown apparently?) So if u don’t have ADHD u can’t have it
i kinda wonder if tweek's gonna get run through every anxiety calmer in the book, too. what, the fidget spinner's not working?? well he needs a fidget cube!! and a ring!! and a squish ball!! and a clacker!! and a zipper bracelet!! and oh my god just stop giving the kid so much drugged coffee you hecking hecker it is at least 30% of the problem
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ if you didnt DRUG YOUR CHILD he wouldnt need fidget toys u dumb coffee man
Trending Twenty-Seventh: Favorite Song From 2nd Season
(minus “My Fair Hatey” songs)
Let me tell you that was one hard choice! Season 2 had a lot of great songs, some of them even placed in a 22 minutes long musical, but that’s a story for another post.
In the end I went with “The Black Cube” song. It plays up through pretty much the whole episode; giving us a reflection of what the poor Cube is feeling.
So that guy here used to be a villain until he was disgraced in front of everyone in rather unsual cicumstances (long story short everyone were fighting over a ring pop and Cube forgot he can’t wear rings). Cube has a low-wage job, his aprtment is… in bad condition, he’s bullied and everyone fears him - for a good reason. Guy used to suck out souls out of bodies after all.
Wander shows up and tries to cheer up our depressed hero. And Cube does try to feel better, tries to be cheerful, but his usual problems are still there and everything just gets worse, and worse until the very end.
“Sometimes, the only solution is to tell someone: I’m sorry you had a bad day.”
Everyone has bad days. Everyone hs their problems. But you can’t just let them affect you, affect how badly you’re treating others. These things happen and you’re allowed to be sad, of course, but don’t take it out on others.
At the end everyone lerans their lesson while the colors come back to Black Cube of Darkness’ life. Literally.
The song itself is sad for most of it, as it should be. But it ends on a hopeful, friendly note, along with this wonderful episode.
Very rambly because I can’t fluff. Also, Colleen hijacked today's prompt.
Colleen Holt was on a mission.
The store had only just opened. 8 AM.
It had taken her two hours to get here, but it was a long drive to
the rendezvous point, and she had a lot of shopping to do.
She hadn’t slept. It wasn’t like she
wasn’t used to being tired, but today was going to bring it to a
whole new level.
The boy had shown up last night,
craving pardons and ensuring that he had reached the residence of the
Holts. She was about to chase him off – too many nosy voyeurs of
her grief, too many reporters needing the scoop from the widowed Holt
– when he turned the pad in his hand toward her and her husband’s
face was staring back.
I don’t have too much, what you see is
-one MAC mouse with a super satisfying rolly ball
-my watch that gives off a really nice auditory tick, and a strap that feels very good on my wrist
-my fidget cube
- two rings, one spinner ring that’s getting too small for me, one that I can wear in formal-professional public and still feels good to play with
-really huge d20 that feels really good to roll and shake
-mints tin i can’t stop opening and closing
Edit: things I forgot to photograph:
-my red silicone chew necklace in a pretty asymmetrical infinity sign/ #8 shape
-some green kinetic sand
Either! Both! Any and all of the above! I love crime fighting and silly, I'd love to hear anything you have to say about it. I also love any AU that involves weird powers. You have silly power headcanons? Let's hear 'em. Costumed vigilante headcanons? Bring 'em on.
OKAY SO AU WHERE EVERYONE (yes, everyone) MANIFESTS RIDICULOUS POWERS AS THEY GO THROUGH PUBERTY
this is an AU that I already have pretty well thought out so I’m giving a quick s/o to floral-princex who discussed all the powers with me ages ago
some notes: in this AU girls tend to get their powers earlier because they go through puberty earlier. also, it’s not uncommon for someone to get a power for a short time and then lose it before their real power comes in. there’s generally a period of flux before the ability settles, and the age range for settling stretches from about 11 to 25.
Hyuuga: He can make little things teleport. It seems
cool, but the range is severely limited, to the point where he only uses
it to get his pencil/eraser/notebook out of his bag without having to
reach for it. They played with it a lot when it first manifested (last
year of middle school) and the furthest he’s ever managed was his eraser
to Izuki’s desk, about three rows over and one up from where he sat.
Kiyoshi: The dude smells like flowers literally all the time. It’s incredible
(and it changes based on his mood). Riko only claims that she likes him
bc he doesn’t stink like the rest of her boys. His manifested pretty
early, when he was about twelve, but it faded in and out for a few
months before sticking.
Izuki: He???? Can grow these tiny little hands out of any part of his body?? It’s disgusting and hilarious because he’s always saying things like “let me give you a hand with that.” Mostly he uses it to tie his shoes without bending over.
Tsuchida: He blows bubbles out of his nose. He can make bubble donuts (like smoke
rings) and cubes and, if he concentrates really hard, he can get them to
form chains. He got all kinds of weird powers when his was in flux
and it only settled at the end of his first year of high school.
Koganei: His hasn’t settled/manifested yet and it probably won’t until he’s out of high school. His family is full of late bloomers.
Mitobe: He’s a magnet for loose change. If he concentrates he can locate all
the dropped coins around. It’s incredible. Kuroko’s just a few yen
short for something he wanted to buy from a vending machine and it takes
Mitobe about thirty seconds to wander off and come back with enough
loose change to buy three drinks.
Furihata: This kid is
the funniest, oh god. Okay, so he comes from a p average family (mom
can keep ice cubes/ice cream/cold foods from melting, dad can stack any
set of objects you give him, brother can whistle several octaves above and below normal human range)
and there’s nothing super remarkable about any of their talents, as far as these things go. But poor Furi has been fluctuating from one weird-ass skill to another since he
was ten years old. He woke up one morning levitating above his bed, but
it wore off before lunch. He’s been able to see through walls and
summon gumballs. He’s used to it by now, but the team thinks it’s
hilarious that every few weeks he’ll come in with a new talent that’ll
disappear in a few days. His current concern is that he swears he heard
the neighbors’ dog say good morning to him yesterday and he’s not sure
if he wants to become the literal dog whisperer.
Kawahara: He can hold his breath for up to five minutes and grow webbing
between his fingers and toes if he’s submerged in water. It’s not something that he really shows
off, but it only settled recently and he’s still not entirely sure if it’s
going to be permanent.
Fukuda: His hasn’t settled yet either and he’s a little jealous of Furihata and all the cool things he gets to do to be honest.
Riko: She got hers before the guys did (it’s probably linked to puberty
- there are scientists for this sort of thing) and she can accurately
guess any and all measurements at a glance. Weight? She’s on it. Height? No problem. Square footage of this room? You’d better believe
she knows it. Number of jellybeans in a jar? She’ll get it right
every time. It makes chemistry super easy for her and you’d think that
it would carry over into some kind of baking talent but no, she’s still a
disaster in the kitchen.
Kagami: His hasn’t settled yet, as of the end of his first year of high school,
but when it does it’ll end up being some kind of temperature resistance. Like, he can
pull cookie sheets out of the oven with his bare hands. Oh, and he’ll
never have to buy a winter coat again or worry about catching a cold because
cold temperatures won’t affect him much either.
Kuroko: His won’t manifest until he’s at least a third year. When it does though it just ups his ability to scare people even more. He basically gains super minor telekinesis that manifests as the same set of skills a ghost would have. He can make lights flicker and doors creak and knock things over from across the room. He thinks it’s hilarious. Kagami thinks it’s wildly unfair.
Five things you’ll find in my bag: 1. Fidget Cube 2. Stress Relief Ring 3. peppermint/lozenges/ginger candy 4. Headphones 5. Charger Okay, it’s not so much a purse as it is an anxiety preparedness kit…. More on that in another post.
Five things you’ll find in my bedroom: 1. Books 2. Knitting stuff 3. More books 4. Drawing stuff 5. What’s in this drawer? Oh hey, look at that, more books!
Five things I’ve always wanted to do: 1. Visit Iceland and see the northern lights (not gonna happen, I fear the cold) 2. Write a novel and see it on an actual bookstore bookshelf (still not giving up on that dream!) 3. Learn to make puppets (I’m trying to learn how to crochet so I can make hand puppets. I can only make knotty messes so far, but that’s a start) 4. Start and actually finish a webcomic! (someday soon I hope) 5. Find myself in a magical labyrinth filled with riddles and quests and challenges that will need all of my wits to defeat (I constantly remind bro to go along with any goblins that try to kidnap him)
Five things I’m currently into: 1. Music of Aurora (Pssttt.. Kimmie, Conqueror is a really good song if you haven’t heard it yet) 2. The art of Shaun Tan (SO BEAUTIFUL. I highly recommend Arrival or The Red Tree) 3. This manga my cousin told me about where this girl finds herself in a videogame, but not as a princess or warrior, but as a lowly spider. She pulls herself together fairly quickly, and uses her video game knowledge and deduction skills to survive and explore this new strange world! Such a brave little spider! Go little spider girl! 4. Obsessively researching the various awful things that can happen to my potential new kitten. (I had no idea I also had to worry about cats accidentally electrocuting themselves) 5. Brainstorming ideas for @saffronandperi season 3. Brainstorming is the fun part, because you basically daydream and occasionally write down the good parts. It’s weaving the bits and pieces together coherently that’s such a chore.
Five Things on My To-Do List 1. Draw some more.
2. Finish knitting cat blanket and go buy yarn for new projects 3. Empty the house of things kittens might choke on 4. Write some more 5. Read some more
I tag whoever thinks they’ll have fun filling this out!
Ship: DerpTock Who made the first move; Neither did. The Doctor just kind of got tired of the two playing this awkward game and just put the two up to finally do it.
Who said ‘I love you’ first; Derpy, simply because she’d probably use it in both a platonic and romantic sense when it comes to her close friends.
How often they fight; They both are pretty odd friends, they probably get into some form of destructive conversation if under stress or left alone for too long, due to Tick-Tock’s social skills being…Non-existent at worst and feeble at best, and Derpy being prone to low self esteem and stress.
What their nicknames are for each other; Tick-Tock: Ticky, Tick, Tocker, Gizmo. Derpy: Bubbles, Derpy, Muffins.
Whose the better cook; Derpy. Chances are, a muffin enthusiast will have better skills than an amateur inventor when it comes to culinary arts.
Their song; Crank and Bubbles, which can be found in the “DerpTock” tumblr tag.
Who remembers their anniversaries; Both do, Derpy has a habit of remembering things like birthdays and weddings, and Tick-Tock keeps a list of the important things in his mind.
Their favorite thing to do together (besides sex); Adventuring, baking, hanging out? Basically anything?
(To be honest, Tick-Tock would probably be asexual, but that’s just my headcanon.)
Who ‘wears the pants’ in the relationship; Uh…? Horses don’t wear pants? They would keep an equal amount of control, though Tick-Tock may, due to Derpy’s way of handling stress, and seems to be a lot more organized and clear-headed.
How they would get engaged; The Doctor would probably help by taking them to a nice planet or dimension, and Tick-Tock would awkwardly propose after a nice day and Derpy would hug him and say yes.
What their wedding would be like; CarrotTop would be the bridesmaid, Doctor and Jot would be the best man, steampunk theme with muffins and bubbles everywhere at the reception party afterwards.
How many kids they’ll have; Probably three, who would grow up on the TARDIS, going on adventures occasionally and venturing with their mother, father, and Doc!
Who made the first move; The Doctor, and unknowingly Derpy. Derpy has a strong love for a lot of things and ponies, and it can be really hard to genuinely tell, but the Doctor eventually caught on.
Who said ‘I love you’ first; See above, because the answer’ll probably be the same.
How often they fight; They have arguments on adventures, but more often than not, it’ll start out simply as something petty.
What their nicknames are for each other; The Doctor: Doc, Docky, Time Turner. Derpy: Derpy, Muffins, Miss Whooves, Bubble-butt.
Whose the better cook; Derpy. The Doctor is prone just to eat raw butter.
Their song; Derpy’s Lullaby, Knights of Time and Space.
Who remembers their anniversaries; Both! Derpy remembers positive things a lot, while the Doctor has a memory for practically anything to do with time, scheduling, and history.
Their favorite thing to do together (besides sex); Again, everything! Usually adventuring, but quiet times are nice too.
Who ‘wears the pants’ in the relationship; The Doctor, he is usually in charge of the companions, but not to the point of restricting their freedom, and saves them from danger, but they save him just as often.
How they would get engaged; The Doctor would take her to the best bakeries in the universe and beyond, and at the end of it all, propose.
Though in reality, I’m pretty sure the ring would end up in one of the muffins and the whole thing would be incredibly awkward.
Or sugar cubes, perhaps.
What their wedding would be like; Carrot-Top would be bridesmaid for sure, Dinky a flower girl (If she exists here, of course.) and the Doctor would avoid Saphire Shores as much as possible due to accidentally proposing to her.
How many kids they’ll have; Probably 2 kids who would be history and baking fanatics, though I’m sure one would grow incredibly attached to Tick-Tock and his work to the point of being his protégé.
Who made the first move; The Doctor, who is usually better with relationships and socializing than Tick-Tock.
Who said ‘I love you’ first; The Doctor.
How often they fight; A lot. They have squabbles about the petty-est of things ALL the time.
What their nicknames are for each other; Tick-Tock, Cuckoo Clock, Ticky, Gingercorn. The Doctor, Doc.
Whose the better cook; Tick-Tock? Because the Doctor has a butter closet?
Their song; Lavender Town, simply due to the fact it reminds me of a ticking clock and a nice synthesia that reminds me of the Doctor Who theme. Please don’t spam me Creepypastas.
Who remembers their anniversaries; Kinda both? The Doctor remembers dates, while Tick-Tock remembers important events and small details.
Their favorite thing to do together (besides sex); Inventing and questioning each other about pony society or technology.
Who ‘wears the pants’ in the relationship; Kinda the Doctor? He has this “hands on” approach so it’s never like one controls the other, so it’s more like a constantly dueling partnership.
How they would get engaged; Both of them probably left the other a puzzle or cipher block, and once they solved it, it had a ring/sugar cubes and “Will you marry me?” Engraved inside.
What their wedding would be like; Probably just a small one in the TARDIS, with Derpy hosting it, and Jot the Dragon probably as Tick-Tock’s best pony.
How many kids they’ll have; Probably one or two, that they adopted from a distant world, and decided to raise with their brilliant aunt Derpy.
Derptock is my favorite ship because I feel like Tick-Tock represents my real life crush, and Derpy represents myself, due to my bubbly attitude. TickDoc is my least favorite just due to how the two have A LOT of progressing to do before they can be considered more than vague acquaintances, this is shown recently when Tick-Tock in “The Isle of Flaputa” trusted Derpy more than the Doctor with his own personal preference.
ALSO! THE VOICE OF DERPY, THE DOCTOR, AND TWO OTHER PEOPLE HAVE RECENTLY HAD TO LEAVE THEIR HOME TO ESCAPE THEIR TRANSPHOBIC, ALCOHOLIC, MOTHER, BUY A TRUCK, AND MOVE FROM ILLINOIS. IF YOU HAVE MONEY, ANY MONEY AT ALL, DONATE IT TO THEIR PAYPAL OR PATREON IMMEDIATELY!