So (possibly because of my sociology and anthropology classes) I’ve been thinking a lot about Runner Culture. Little things that only runners do because no one else know what it’s like. We get some of it in S2M25, but imagine:
Runners creating a hand sign that at once means: “Stay safe, be careful, come home”
Runner field signs to tell of food and weapon caches, zombies, or where one of their own fell
Runners wearing black bands with fallen runner’s numbers
Runners seeing other township runners with the black bands and saluting in respect, because you might not be allies, but you know what the other is going through
Runners being protective of their own: “Three ran through a zombie invested grocery store so you better be thankful for that spam” or “Sam saved my life, lay off” (because Sam is one of theirs and only they’re allowed to heckle him)
Runners have rituals before going on a big run, or after someone comes home from one
Runners retiring a fallen runner’s shoes because yes, good shoes are hard to come by, but those were their shoes
A runner’s number becoming their name, because in the field that’s all that matters
Runners having inside jokes, like always getting Eight ammo as presents or leaving Sam Curly Wurlys after a hard run
Runners developing their own lingo and hand signs because sometimes common words can’t express what they’ve been through
Runners recognizing the signs of PTSD in others before anyone else because they’ve been there too
Runner superstitions, like leaving shoes facing their bed so they’ll always come back.
Runner culture, because when one group of people are constantly risking their lives, they learn to survive together. (Please feel free to add any ideas of your own)
imagine being on holiday with shawn, trying to sunbathe but shawn keeps pulling you into him to cuddle, listening to music, him playing guitar on the beach, slightly drunk from too many cocktails, staring at you in your bikini and also shawn shirtless with curly hair from the sea (ps i think i nearly died writing this) overall I WANT TO GO TO HAWAII WITH SHAWN
okay but you see I’m one of those “I hate summer” grinches… But its sounds super cool! AND I DO LOVE THE OCEAN AND CURLY WURLY SHAWN BY THE OCEAN IS AN A+ FANTASY ME IN MY OPINION
and speaking of ramshorns, let’s go from spots to STRIPES. I found this curly wurly in a blue ram tank at my local chain pet store and asked if it was for sale, and it turns out they were happy to give it for free :D it’s much bigger than any of my other ramshorns, being 2cm long. chocolate brown, blue and white stripes. ahhhhh it’s so gorgeous I LOVE IT
i bought this yesterday after years of trying to straighten and curl my naturally very thick and curly hair into something a bit more manageable and less lion mane looking, and it is INCREDIBLE
normal shampoo tends to dry out my hair and so i need to use a lot of conditioner after, but curly wurly has left my hair feeling super soft without conditioner thanks to the coconut oil (and smelling amazing which is a bonus!)
there is hardly any frizz to my hair at all which means my natural curls look soft and sweet rather than like a messy frizz of scarecrow-ness!
a HUGE must for people who struggle managing their curly hair like me!