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  • Qualified veterinarian blogger: there is no medical benefit to giving your animal this food item and it causes severe health problems that can kill your pet, any statements made about it being beneficial are dangerous rumors.

I like to imagine Zahra and Kash heading back to Vasselheim and the Slayer’s Take sometime in the last year. At one point, they’re wandering the city, and they see a Wanted poster that makes them stop short. They don’t recognize the blonde guy, but really, there’s only one goliath with a beard in the world that they know of. They read the list of charges silently. Finally, grudgingly, Kash asks, “Should we go put in a good word for them?”

“Absolutely not!” Zahra says, her hand over her mouth to contain the approaching giggles. “I mean, we might bail them out of jail if they ever get caught, maybe. But this is hilarious.”

Kash agrees, and they head off to find a drink, hanging onto each other and laughing. 

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*Demons can love, but they happen to be more than unlucky, they happen to have lost their hope, yet they still love… love with everything they’ve got* “Maybe… you are what they call hope, we don’t know it… but we’ve heard of it. Maybe you are my salvation… maybe you are the one”


*Some would call him a guardian, some would tell you to stay away, some would say to run away. But he is the one watching you in the distance, no matter how much you insist you want to be close. He’s too scared, scared you’ll end up leaving him too* “That’s the kind of life we demons have, but you are the only thing I can’t lose. I can’t survive it and I’m scared my own lack of luck will push you away”


*He’s the definition of mischief, he’s dangerous, he tempts you, he sneaks at night and watches you sleep. He disappears, makes you miss him while he tries to control his demon side and let you live your normal life. Yet he can’t stay away, the connection between you two is strong* “Even if I’m a demon, do you think I would be able to hurt you? You the one that has proven I have a heart? No matter what I do I can’t stay away and you can’t either. We always come back to each other”


*He would sneak in your dreams, make it seem he’s just an illusion. He would watch you from the shadows yet never show you his face. He would be there but not. He’s a demon, he’s selfish and wants you all by himself but the love is too strong, he knows the’s too dark to be good for you* “Maybe… one day it’ll be possible… maybe one day I won’t be that scary… you want to meet me but are you really sure of what you are wishing? Do you know what my existence means?“


*He would hide it, try to control his dark self. But the bad runs in his veins, he has that reputation at school. Yet he wouldn’t dare to hurt you, even if that means staying away. But he can’t, he can’t just sit and watch other people getting close when you, as strange as it is, are his soulmate* “No one… no one hurts her. Not even you, or me. Got it? She’s the only light a demon can have, she’s the only reason I haven’t fallen deeper in the abyss. She’s my soulmate and I will protect her”


*It’s been centuries, it’s been so long since the last time he was awake. He was reckless, dangerous, feared. The rumor he finally woke up again spread fast, they all fear the chaos may come again. And it might, but there’s a reason for his awakening. Redemption, salvation, you.* “I felt it the moment she arrived to this world, I felt her heart beating just as if it were mine. In all my demon life, this is the first time I felt alive.”


*He’s that kind of boy that gives you chills, his gaze paralyzes you and tells you to run, run fast, run away. But he’s like a magnet too, he’s the mystery you always wanted to solve, he’s the reason you stay awake at night. Just to see him, see how he appears in front of your window taking all the light in his hands and watches you, watches you as if it were the last time he would see you.* “You want to know who I am, what I am. You want to show me that light can be used in many different ways, that the darkness doesn’t scare you. Do you know I love you, me a demon that can’t love? Would you believe it if I walk to your room and let you see me closely?”


*You are drawn to him, you can’t help ti. It’s like being thirsty, like your whole body is thirsty, your soul craves for him. And so is he, he’s feeling, finally feeling. But he’s scared, scared it would be too much to take in, too much for you* “for centuries I haven’t felt a thing, and suddenly this all comes in. It’s too strong, too strong to take it all in. What if… what if in my passion I mess it all? I create the chaos I once did… but this time you get caught in it?”


*He’s a demon… yes he is one and you know. But he is also fighting his demons, literally. Once a demon has found redemption, once a demon has found that hope you give him, you and him become a target. A demon that feels, how could that be? You are a threat in their world, because his need to protect you, his strong love makes him even more dangerous* “I can’t leave your side, I can’t pretend I’m not drawn to you. But my love means you are in danger, my love means chaos. I don’t want that life for you, but is your choice to make… will you accept that we are soulmates?”


*Doing everything in his power to have you is just the beginning. A love that is not supposed to exist, a love that is forbidden. He knows what it means, he knows it could be his end, or the beginning of a new life. He never felt warmth, never felt something similar to the need of his soul for you, never even imagine he would feel a thing at all.* “You changed it all, you changed the definition of demons, you changed the meaning of my life if it ever had one, you changed my existence. Who are you? Who am I? What are we? Soulmates? Even in this hell, there are things worth fighting for. Even after being stuck here for centuries, I can escape. All thanks to you, my love”


*How can it be, that his beautiful existence is also so dark. How can it be that the light you see in his eyes is caused only by you. He had explained a million times and yet you can’t understand how he can be so scared of himself, how he calls himself a dark being. You were never scared, he was always a part of you, and no matter what his nature meant, you were meant to be together. Nothing can change that, nothing will set you apart* “this is the moment I can say that it all was worth the suffering, everything I had encounter during this long life was worth it, because at the end… I could finally find you, my heart.”


*It was be hard, getting close to him. It was dangerous, making him show you his face. It was scary, knowing all the rumors, myths and legends were real. But it never made you run away, you couldn’t. Something inside told you to stay, to help his lonely soul. And the you understood, the reason behind demons’ nature. The lack of affection, the lack of love and light. It’s all because they don’t know what humans do, that there’s always someone for us* “You knew but I didn’t… I wandered on this world for so long without a purpose, questioning why I lived. Until I saw your eyes, it all made sense. Why I was so different from the other creatures in this planet, I didn’t know, I didn’t know someone was meant to be with me”

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Sansa x Female Reader

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Imagine defending Sansa’s honour in combat and in return, she rewards you in special ways.

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Oh, my! I’m glad I found your blog! I would like to request a Sansa x female reader, where the reader is the youngest Tyrell and is very well trained in combat. Somehow they become friends, and, something more? Smut would be perfect! Thanks a lot!!

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anonymous asked:

Hey there, this is narniadrabbles (can't send asks as a sideblog. Boo!). Just wondering, how do you think Peter and Edmund would be with their knights? Like would they be super commander-like or really chill like bros?

Hello friend! (Friends? There’s two of you, yes?)Ohhhh, okay so I can see both.

  • So, with new troops, I feel like Peter and Edmund would play good cop, bad cop.
  • They would take turns for who is who.
  • Edmund would be the terrifying general who sees through your soul, while Peter is the commander willing to cut you a break if he’s loyal.
  • On the opposite sides, Peter is the commander who has a dangerous temper, and there’s rumors about his brutal punishment of running laps all night long.
    Edmund is the understanding one who won’t say a word if you’re honest with him.
  • But then, as they get into training more, the troops see Edmund trying to fit a whole pie in his mouth. And Peter is the one who dared him. And they realize they’re just normal people.
  • And some knights are like best friends with the kings.
  • They go to taverns and sometimes act more tipsy than they are and sing very loud and badly.
  • They never let the king’s win just because they are kings. They relish in victory, rare it may be.

Peter and Edmund with their knights are my fave. <3

(I submitted instead of made a series of asks cause it would have been like 12 parts)

I made a potential observation on ninja interpersonal culture while thinking about a message you got on Sound!Naruto and I don’t know if I’m disgusted or entertained?

My thoughts started out from the line “Oro kidnaps Naruto when he defects (maybe tie in some MinaOro/MinaKushiOro for reasoning or just because he wants a jinchuuriki)” because the idea really appeals to me. All the discussion on MinaOro got me pumped, trope wise I’m into age gaps and OT3’s and inexperienced older men and inexperienced older men being dragged by the ear into OT3’s and powerful women absolutely wearing the pants over their powerful men and whether Kushina and Oro’s sexuality are compatible with one another or not I care little either way, they are just so fun to stick in a room together. And what really tickles me in child rearing OT3’s is when the obviously non genetic parent is ALL OVER parenting that child.

So I was sitting there wallowing in my fantasies and was just like “Oh gosh how cute would that be, It’d be like Reverse redux, Daddy Oro steals away his child, all smiles and on the run and M(P)aternal love, while the whole of Konoha is positive that that boy is in for a world of creepy pain and testing cause no one knew about Naruto’s parents, and the ones that did might not have known about Oro?” and about that same time I came across a post where there was some disappointment shown that Jiraiya didn’t seem to remember Kushina’s name, despite being close to Minato, and the anime’s treatment of women. I agree, but I did have this passing thought, that it still at least made sense in context of the show, since giving the name Uzumaki to Naruto seemed to have sheltered him from a vast majority of the village when it comes to knowing his roots, and with the wonky timeline, it can be argued that how far Minato and Kushina’s relationship before Jiraiya leaves is debatable, and despite being Naruto’s godfather, he may have never actually realized that Minato’s relationship with Kushina came that far, that it was just Minato’s kid and wife who was in a village far away and it could or could not have been Kushina. 

And that, the fact that Jiraiya didn’t know Kushina’s name, mixed with that really annoying to me fact that the majority of the village didn’t know the new Hokage had a wife and kid or the details of them at least, and just, a million little details of ridiculous amounts of lacking knowledge all hit me at once. The identities of working Anbu are supposed to be unknown to everyone but the Hokage when there’s a small pool of potential candidates with specific and powerful abilities comes to mind? Most people ignore that in fic and just roll. Danzo getting away with so much, even if Hiruzen himself was at least somewhat aware, is almost unbelievable, as is the fact that Naruto’s generation has been going to classes to teach the basic’s of ninjitsu, but they still need a lot of exposition to learn about the world around them in things that probably should have been covered at this point. A lot of pedigrees of a LOT of main characters is full of suspicious holes that none of the characters are to thrilled to try and fill, and the daily lives of friends and colleges are often mysteries until the series itself deems it funny for another character to explore. And every time I think of this junk, I think why and usually draw a blank, but not this time.

And you know, everyone makes out Konoha and the other villages to be a (kinda goofy) den of snoopy ninja and one-upmanship and everyone is always observing and learning things about everyone else and…. funny thought…stick with me here…what if it’s not? What if everyone else genuinely has no clue whats happening with everyone else, or even how far that everyone else extends? It kinda makes sense. Like, children, massive amounts of children go missing and receives no comment until they are found. Political plots are conceived and hatched and come to tragic ends for a lack of information on several accounts. People wander into town and are never questioned on their source. Nobody seems to check in on Naruto, or Sasuke, or Obito, or Kakashi, or Orochimaru, or any other Konoha orphans who’s backstory we know. 

What if, when it comes to your own village, you just don’t go poking your nose in?

Like we see some of what most people frame the village as in fandom in really early Naruto and some latter filler episodes, but with some exceptions (such as Kakashi and Gai’s antics) it’s mostly Naruto’s generation who does all the shenanigans and poking around. And Konaha, heck the village system in general, and I tend to forget this, is actually fairly new. It’s what? About 6 generations young? That’s ridiculous! And a majority of that time is spent in war. Think about that, and it really makes sense. The previous generation finishes off a war young, and is only just now, within the last decade, still in mourning and still fighting, starting to show some rowdiness, and this applies back to the village’s conception. In all, Naruto’s gen is probably the first to embrace their superhuman abilities as something to play with whole heartily. 

So before now there’s probably very little active play snooping that happens outside of the sort of practice play you get in little genin teams, so snooping from curiosity or joy is out. There’s still a palpable tension between the Uchiha and Hyuuga, so there’s probably a sort of active discouragement to snoop, a show of trust to try and assuage tensions and prevent war. On the same note, ninja at the heart of it are a mercenary culture. They do terrible things for the right price, and that sort of lifestyle asks that questions of motivation are better left unasked. Your average ninja might just assume that if something seems suspicious, then either the higher ups already know about it, and you risk ruining whatever measures are being taken to change or work against the suspicious thing, or you snoop and potentially find something you shouldn’t and don’t make it out alive. 

And take a lot of the big gaping common sense plot holes and fill it in with that mentality and it works. Danzo got away with so much because Hiruzen assumed suspicious activity would be reported, and anyone outside of Danzo’s network who saw suspicious activity assumed that the activity was known and being addressed. Both Itachi and Oro didn’t question Danzo’s orders, despite knowing they were wrong, because in their shoes they couldn’t know how far the “Danzo knew that Hiruzen knew that Danzo knew that Hiruzen knew…” train went and had to trust the Hokage. No one ever comes to help Naruto or any of the other tragic backstory orphans, because anyone who would care, their own issues aside, might assume that no matter how bad it looks, someone else has got it. No one attacked Konoha after the Kyuubi attack because Hiruzen did everything in his power to squash every single rumor about it both within and without his village, people didn’t talk, meaning most didn’t know it happened until Konoha had rallied it’s defenses. If anything, the planned Uchiha coup just proves how dangerous rumors can be in a ninja village, and how they might try and prevent people from poking their noses into everything. And that trickles down into the every day lives of a whole group of war torn and grieving people who have isolated themselves, living in a world that discourages attempts at breaking that isolation. The restaurant owners and shopkeeps don’t run the rumor mill, Konoha doesn’t have a rumor mill, and if you hint otherwise it could be dangerous for you and your store.

So here’s some food for thought that just came to my mind. What if Mikoto didn’t know who Naruto’s father was? Like, knowing that her eventual conception and birth would weaken the seal, Kushina is not allowed to tell anyone who doesn’t come across the information about her marriage just in case, and Mikoto doesn’t question it, because that’s how it works in the village. Terrifying. 

(Also taking that into account, you could probably insert any crack ship into canon and not change it at all cause fudge if anyone knew what was happening outside their little spheres back then, it’s all news to them. Any number of illegitimate children and secret family and marriages and torrid love affairs could come to light and it would be all news to them.) 

I found this amusing and at least it tries to patch over some gaping plot holes, but whether you go with everyone being idiots and nothing makes sense, or this barely cohesive mess, and of course there are always exceptions…

Tl;dr, Naruto world ninja ARE BAD AT THEIR JOBS.

I uh

I might be a little obessed with Wes Weston guys

and just really in love with the idea of him being mistaken as Phantom

I saw this post about Wes being part ghost right and i really, really like it as the reason other ghosts and the GiW thing he’s Wes.  Like he’s got some ghost DNA and they can tell it’s there, they just assume it’s really hard to pick up because he’s good at hiding it not because it’s weak af.

It doesn’t help his case that he and Danny are literally never seen together because Danny greatly enjoys messing with Wes (unaware of the side effects) and makes sure no one ever sees the two together.

Our Wes is a smart one though, and i imagine he’d eventually realize that there has to be a better reason why people think he’s Phantom, which leds him to discovering the halfa on his own family tree.  This leds to a dramatic drop in Wes trying to reveal Danny, because i imagine Wes has three reasons to try to proof Danny is Danny.  In reverse order or appearence they are:

1. To prove Wes is not Danny
2. To prove he’s not guilty
3. Because he thinks Danny is like, legitimately dead.

The last one, I imagine, is the orignal reason because Wes has no reason to know halfa’s exist and Danny is clearly a ghost so how can he be alive?  Of course when he finds out he’s part ghost he has to rethink this information and accept that maybe Danny isn’t actually dead after all.  

I imagine he wouldn’t tell Danny, or anyone, about being part ghost.  Namely, because he knows for a fact no one would believe but also because he assumes Danny would mock him over it after all Wes did.  And he has no reason to think otherwise after all, they’re not friends and they’ve both assholes to each other (though they might totally have crushes).

Naturally, Danny finds out.  Probably in Walkers Prison (like in the post) when Danny tries to save him and Wes is slamming into the walls.  By this point Danny’s started to realize Wes might be in danger what with the rumors of him being phantom not being laughed at (i imagine thats why Wes is there in the first place) and when Wes can’t escape the prison he finds out Wes is part ghost 

and they have a heart to heart and become friends and eventually kiss

anonymous asked:

I'm STARVED for fluffy tp zelink about them just genuinely in love and happy help pls

You would not believe how excited I was to start work on this! The biggest issue I came across was trying to choose what fluffy thing to write about. So I’m gonna do more than one! I’m gonna be writing more than one cute story (because there isn’t enough TP Zelink let’s be real) the first one is gonna be posted here on Tumblr and the rest will be found at Ao3

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Analyzing Osana: A Very Interesting Read.

Seriously. I want to shake this user’s hand. 

I’ll never admit to a soul where I follow Dev’s active discussions about Yandere Simulator. If you have seen my previous screen shots and recognize the site, then it would be obvious to you. However, If someone would ask me what site it is, I won’t tell. It’s just something I tend to keep quiet about, out of respect. 

There is a user by the name of Kokonie that submitted a theory, regarding Osana. Yandere Dev responded with the following:

Wow! You really analyzed things thoroughly!

I would love to tell you which theories are correct and which are incorrect, but it would be a spoiler.

Nice job putting the puzzle pieces together, though!

Kokonie’s theory is very well thought out, and I seriously need lessons. HAHA. And I’m going to share it all with you. 
Notes: Long read. The theory is strictly by Kokonie and ALL credit goes to them. I did not alter it in any way and simply copied and pasted what they said. 

Hi everyone! Welcome to yandere theory ! … well, a lot of peoples were wondering who is the mysetrious obsatcle ? …what the possible storyline of osana ? …and what’s the deal with the phone guy who is creeping osana ? ….

Well …this is the right post to read ! because we have theory based on hints and actuall game content and lore …so hope you’re satisfied…enough talking ! Let’s go ! D-dummy !…

Let’s begin with a flashy sassy popular girl …you know her right ? …musume ronshaku ! …

on friday’s event ,musume was tenting for dangerous rumor from osana herself…she said : “ i saw with a guy from another school…is he your boyfriend? ” well, osana sounds lile she actually hates this creep “ this guy is a total creep …i won’t date him if he was the last man on the earth ”

…well if she hates him this much …why does she goes out with him …the correst sentence is : she’s forced to ! …

by now, you might already know who’s the guy is… but i will remind you :

on osana’s phone call : a stalker was demanding from our tsundere girl something but she wasn’t intrested in it …however , he threatened her by doing something “harsh ” !?

I will explain what it is in the next part but now , who is this creep …he is stuck with an innocent rival girl everywhere and call her anywhere …

On “osana progress report and mission mode update” video : a shape of brown -haired guy with big nerd glasses were teased …

in these recent days , dev confirmed something in a comment of a post saying : “ the anime figures and the magical wand are from a show currently popular in yandere simulator ”

..anime figures in the gaming club ? Magical wand from the drama club ? …coincidence ? Well dev don’t do coincedences !

EDIT : on a yandere simulator blog post: dev said that osana ’s storyline will involve entering a room full of “anime posters ” …an otaku!?

…a popular show ? And a nerdy otaku boy ? …a boy who is super into but crazyly insanely into this show …but why osana ?

Dev teased two art work in “osana progress report and mission mode update ” video that look remarquably similar to osana but she seems like she’s wearing a disguising costume? A cosplay?

I can see a magical wand from the popular show dev described

This is the correct question and this is the most possibly correct answer is …He , this isnane boy, saw osana …how cute and similar to this popular show’s character and demands osana to cosplays for him threatening her !

What could the the threat be ? … well keep waiting a little bit … we have to find out first who is our OBSTACLE CHAN :

As the trello board that dev linked to : the mysterious obstacle is on osana related to do list : the list said that the character is 100% designed and 100% modelled but a lot of work need to be done (voices / animations/scripts…) …so it is unlikly but i can confirm that this character is not rival-chan…well she is too cute for a dangerois heroic girl that will make ot difficult to eliminate najimi-san…

My theory is that this girl is osana’s bestfriend and the previous martial art club leader…the reasons:

1) she is related to many osana’s stuff and she is confirmed to interact with osana multiple times … : osana’s bestie !

2)budo’s profile says that he has a crush on the previous martial art club leader and the mysterious obstacle is in the same self-defense category as budo …this is confirmed in a subreddit post by a dev comment …coincedence ? No!

In a progress report abt osana , a house layout were teased

…in the trello board; it was confirmed that it is related to osana’s storyline …

in yandere simulator needs sheets : the player must break into a family resident …the layout is modelled and models are in working faces …the layout of the house shows a target room with two point: red point and green point …

there is a sister room …

but why it is a sister room? …why not a brother room ? Why dev montioned it is a sister room ? He can instead make it an empty square with useless meaning

…but no …

there is a reason why it a sister room … i can say now that the mestyrious obstacle is the SISTER of the nerd that demand osana to cosplay a show’s character …the threat is abusing osana’s bestfriend!

Now i can rest in peace! Hopevyou’re as satisfied as me now ! Thank you for reading 🤓

hope dev enjoyed seening this because he as well as me , enjoys deep games with theories to search in like fnaf and hello neighor

…if you want to declare something …reply to me …you want a yandere theory …reply me too!

anonymous asked:

Would you tell us a bit about James mcfucking Callendar, pretty please?

Callender was born in Scotland in 1758 although an exact date is unknown. He did not gain a formal education, but secured employment as a substitute clerk in the Edinburgh Sasine office where he kept record. While working in that office, Callender published satirical pamphlets called “Deformities of Samuel Johnson”, criticizing writer Samuel Johnson and was published anonymously. Later he wrote others pamphlets in which he attacked political corruption. Callender’s political writings were filled with radical ideology on democratic and Scottish nationalism accompanied with a pessimistic view of human nature. Callender admirered of Jonathan Swift. Pampheteers, he boasted, are the “van of every revolution”  and “the first rank in storming in storming the ramparts of oppression.”

After clashes Callender lost his job. In 1791 Callender wrote a pamphlet criticizing excise tax and denounced the current parliament as “a phalanx of mercenaries” and the English constitution as “a conspiracy of rich against the poor.” His writing attracted Francis Garden and Lord Gardenstone. Lord Gardenstone exposed him as the author; the journalist’s reputation was ruined. In 1792 he published The Political Progress of Britain, where he criticized war, imperialism and corruption. Soon after, he fled to Ireland and after that to the United States to avoid prosecution. Soon after arriving in America, Callender gained a position as a Congressional reporter in Philadelphia, and wrote anonymously for the press. His first American article blasted a pro-war sentiment. Soon after, he fled to Ireland and after that to the United States to avoid prosecution. Arriving in Philadelphia in 1793, he got a job taking notes of debates in the House of Presentatives for newspapers. There he me John Beckley. When the job ended, he felt he knew James Madison well enough to write a letter asking if he caould find work as a schoolteacher in Virginia. Nothing came of it. By 1794 Callender freely commented on American politics in the press mainly for the Democratic-Republican party. 

During this time, he produced pamphlets where he advocated for the government’s duty to progressive taxation, economic independence from Europe, and the promotion of industry. His writings attacked with reasonable arguments and satire. He printed scoop to Beckley. His first pamphlet challenged the excise tax on commerce. In his History of 1796 in 1797, he exposed the adulterous relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Maria Reynolds as well as claims that Hamilton had been untruthful in the treasury department. Callender had come into contact with the affair via John Beckley, the clerk in the Democratic-Republican House of Representatives. 

In Sketches of the History of America published in 1798 he wrote Hamilton worked James Reynolds in “corrupt financial dealings”. After publication of the Reynold’s Pamphlet, Callender believed it was just a diversion of Hamilton’s to focus on the affair and not the financial qualities of his claims. Late June 1797, Callender caught the eye of Thomas Jefferson who was praised him as “a man of science Feld from persecution”. Jefferson stopped by Callender’s lodgings and personally bought copies of his scandalous History. With the recall of James Monroe as Diplomat to France, Callender was particularly instanced by his treatment. “The unfounded reproached heaped on Mr. Monroe form the immediate motive to the publication of these papers,” Callender declared. 

By 1798 Callender’s fortunes were in the tank and he was forced to seek poor relief, after his wife died of yellow fever in 1797. His rival pamphleteer was William Cobbet. He fled from Philadelphia to Virginia soon afterwards, leaving his three children behind. Callender found temporary living quarters at the plantation of Senator Stevens Thomas Mason. This is due to his fleeing of the acts against him on sedition, after calling out Hamilton. Thomas Jefferson sought to use Callendar’s talents against John Adams. He met him in Philadelphia, began to support Callender financially and provided feedback. Unfortunately, Jefferson was not as careful in his dealings with Callender than Madison and thought him to be “a man of genius”. Another paper that Callender worked for was the Aurora in Philadelphia which specialized on attack at John Adams. With dangerous rumors being spread over immigrants from Ireland who were seeking refuge after the failed Rebellion of 1798 against Great Britain, Callender began being seen as a person of interested even though he was a Scot. 

Sometime in 1799 James Callender published an account telling lies that John Marshalll had sought votes by telling Republicans that he and all of the Federalists saw “eye to eye” and could “[dance] around bonfires” by spending “five or six hundred dollars upon barbecues. In Callender’’s words, Marshall as “the paymaster of strong liquors, the barbeque representative of Richmond.”

In another newspaper he was working of, the Richmond Examiner, he praised Jefferson as “an ornament to human nature” and proceeded to assault John Adams in a series of essays that would soon be in a book entitled The Prospect Before Us. June 1800, after publishing The Prospect Before Us, Callender was prosecuted under the Sedition Act by the Adams administration. In this pamphlet he called Adams a “hideous hermaphroditical character” and a “repulsive pedant” a “gross hypocrite” and “in his private life, one of the most egregious fools upon the continent.” Adams was “that strange compound of ignorance and ferocity, of deceit and weakness,” a “character which has neither the force and firmness of a man, nor the gentlenesss and sensibility of a woman.” “The reign of Mr. Adams,” wrote Callender, “has hitherto been one continued tempest of malignant passions.” Once, according to Callender, Adams had become so enraged, he tore his wig off, threw it to the floor, and stomped upon it. By what “species of madness” had America submitted to accept such a man as president?

“The historian will search for those occult causes that induced her to exalt an individual who has neither that innocence of sensibility which incites it to love, nor that omnipotence of intellect which commnands us to admire. He will ask why the United States degrades themeless to the choice of a wretch whose soul came blasted from the hand of nature, of a wretch that has neither the science of a magistrate, the politeness of a courtier, nor the courage of a man.”

Adams’s sole objective was to make war on France, Callender asserter. The choice was clear–Adams and war, or Jefferson and peace. To all this, Jefferson gave his unfaltering approval and told Callender in a letter that the tract “cannot fail to produce the best effect.” His trial began in May after his arrest and was presided over by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase, who was later impeached, in part due to his handling of the Callender trial. At Jefferson’s suggestion, James Monroe arranged for Callender’s defense, and engaged Republican lawyers William Wirt, George Hay and Philip Norborne Nicholas. He was tried in a federal court in Richmond where the jury convicted him. Callender was fined $200 and received the longest jail term of the journalists who had been prosecuted under the Sedition Act–nine months in jail. He was released in March 1801, pardoned by Thomas Jefferson and repayed him the $200 fine. 

Callender wanted pure vindication and asked Jefferson to appoint him Postmaster of Richmond, Virginia, warning Jefferson if he did not, there would be consequences. He felt “hurt” by the “disappointment” of not having his fine repaid, “I now begin to know what ingratitude is,” he said. He wrote to James Madison, “I was extremely happy to hear that you have accepted of an office under the new presidency because … I was interested in having one person among hem whom I could without hypocrisy profess to feel an attachment for.” He followed this letter with a visit to James Madison in Washington. Jefferson and Madison at this point to suspect their supporter. The secretary of state replied to Callender that he shouldn’t get his hopes up. “Do not let my name be connected with the business,” he advised to James Monroe. Callender went to see Monroe and he was in such a state go “agitation” that Monroe asked him to return another day. At first Monroe was tempted to advance Callender the money but, sensing his disturbed state and nature, held back lest the disgruntled propagandist use this against Monroe who was Governor at the time. He warned Jefferson and Madison that they must be more cautious when dealing with Callender who was on his way to Washington to apply for an office of some type. 

Callender believed Jefferson was conspiring to deprive him of money owed to him by the government. However, by Jefferson, Callender was instead put in a position in Federalist Richmond and told his secretary Meriwether Lewis to send Callender $50 on May 28th, 1801. When Callender failed to obtain office, Monroe quoted him temporarily by arranging a private subscription to enable the editor to study law. Callender began working as editor of the Richmond Recorder. Callender targeted Jefferson with his pen, revealing Jefferson had funded his writings. Jefferson denied it and Callender published Jefferson’s letters. Although he had originally expressed anti-slavery sentiments when he first arrived in the United States, he eventually adopted Jefferson’s view in his Notes on the State of Virginia. Callender published Jefferson’s attempt to seduce the married Betsy Walker whom he fancied decades before. Callender reported Jefferson’s “relationship” with Sally Hemings. 

“It is well known that the man, whom it delighteth the people to honor, keeps, and for many years had kept, as his concubine, one of his own slaves. Her name is SALLY. The name of her eldest son is TOM. His features are said to bear a striking… resemblance to those of the president himself. The boy is ten or twelve years of age. His mother went to France in the same vessel with Mr. Jefferson and his two daughters. The delicacy of this arrangement must strike every person of common sensibility. What a sublime pattern for an American ambassador to place before the eyes of two young ladies!… By the wench Sally, our president had had several children. There is not an individual in the neighborhood of Charlottesville who does not believe the story; and not a few who know it… Behold the favorite, the first born of republicanism! The pinnacle of all that is good and great!… ‘Tis supposed that, at the time when Mr. Jefferson wrote so smartly concerning negroes, when he endeavored so much to belittle the African race… We give it to the world under the firmest belief that such a refutation never can be made. The AFRICAN VENUS is said to officiate, as housekeeper at Monticello. When Mr. Jefferson had read this article, he will find leisure to estimate how much had been lost or gained by so many unprovoked attacks upon J.T. CALLENDER.”

Italics added to several sentenced alluded to the sixth chapter of the Book of Esther, in which the villainous Haman thinks that Ahaseurus, King of Persia, delighteth to honor him, whereas the king actually delights to honor Haman’s enemy, the Jew Mordecau; when Mordecai received the upper hand, Haman and his sons were hanged. The journalist hoped to turn Jefferson into an American Human. As Abigail Adams as later tell Jefferson bluntly, it was as though the “serpent” he had “cherished and warmed” had turned and “bit the hand that nourished him.” Jefferson wrote to James Monroe on July 14th with “I am really mortified as the base ingratitude of Callender.” His concern, Jefferson said, was that his own “mere motives of charity” might be misunderstood. Jefferson supporters then spread rumors Callender abandoned his wife to die of a sexually transmitted disease. Then also attacked Callender for his “apostasy, ingratitude, cowardice, lies, venality, and constitutional malignity.” He later struck in Recorder on Wednesday, September 1st, 1802 with another attack at then President Jefferson under the title “The President Again.” John Adams wrote privately that “Callender and Sally will be remembered as long as Jefferson as blots on his character.”

November 16th, 1801, Alexander Hamilton published a paper coined The Evening Post which was “to defuse among the people correct information on all interesting subjects, to inculcate just principles in religion, morals, and politics, and to cultivate a taste of sound literature.” The paper soon won plaudits for its legible print, high-quality paper, and lucid, trenchant writers. None other than James T. Callender bestowed kind words upon Hamilton’s publication: This newspaper is beyond all comparison, and most elegant piece of Wormanship that we have seen either in Europe or America.”

Callender was brought it to provide testimony for a New York trial, The People vs. Croswell, which involved charges against publisher Harry Croswell, who printed claims Thomas Jefferson paid Callender to defame George Washington. Croswell’s lawyer was Alexander Hamilton. Callender’s children joined him in Richmond and he had a falling out with the Richmond Recorder over money. Summer of 1802, one said of Callender: “He is precisely qualified to become a tool, to spit the venom and scatter the malicious patriot, pretended “man of the people” would imply to plunge the dagger or administer the arsenic.” In another article, it said, Jefferson paid Callender for calling Washington a traitor, a robber, and a perjurer; for calling Adams a hoary-hearted incendiary; and for most grossly slandering the private characters of men whom he well knew were virtuous.” In a surprise attack in December 1802, George Hay, one of his former defense attorneys and James Monroe’s future son-in-law clubbed him in the head with a walking stick in retaliation for an article about an international incident of which Hay was involved. In March, the offices of the newspaper were attacked by young Republicans from Hay’s law firm. Meriwether Jones published an open letter to Callender in December 1802:

“The James River you tell us, has suffered to cleanse your body; is there any menstrum [solvent] capable of cleansing your mind… Oh! could a dose of James river, like Lethe, have blessed you with forgetfulness, for once you would have neglected your whiskey.”

On Sunday July 17, 1803, ten months after publishing the Sally Hemings account, Callender was found floating in the James River, dead. A coroner’s jury rued that he had drowned accidentally, bathing while drunk. Callender did drink but some speculated others had “helped” him into the river to silence him for an eternity. He had been seen earlier wandering the town in a drunken state, but the circumstances of his death were unknown. 


James Madison by Richard Brookheiser

Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation by John Feeling

John Adams by David McCullough

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

John Marshall: Definer of a Nation by Jean Edward Smith

James Monroe: The Quest For National Identity by Harry Ammon

A Day at Hogsmeade, Pt. 1

Elaine glares ahead, not with anger, but resolve—no, determination—and narrows her eyes to focus on her target. She clenches her fists on either side of her, bending both arms at the elbow, as if to get herself more pumped. Because damn it all, she’s going to do it this time. Elaine will not chicken out, not this year.

Sitting beside her, Elizabeth looks over her shoulder and joins in the staring, but out of solidarity. On her other side, Helbram has his arms folded and is rolling his eyes to the Great Hall’s ceiling—which is currently resembling the cloudy, snowy sky outside—with a dry look.

A beat.

“Okay, guys,” Elaine speaks finally, her voice audible over the clamor of the students dining and chattering. “This is it. This is the year.”

“This is the year,” Elizabeth agreed with a vehement nod.

“I’m gonna do it. Gonna just go up and walk over.”

“Do it, do it, do it.”

“No more hiding, no more avoiding; this is my year.”

Elizabeth begins grinning as she pumps her fist just the slightest. “Your year, Elaine!”

My year!” Elaine exclaims, her eyes sparkling—

Helbram rolls his eyes again, and snorts, “That’s what you two said last year.”

Both girls send Helbram a look—Elaine with a glare, and Elizabeth with a scolding frown—but he just shrugs them off with a smirk. Elaine hums in defiance and turns her head away.

“Well, I mean it this time,” she snaps. Then Elaine slides her gaze back forward, where the Slytherin table rests. In the middle of the table, taller and more filled out than when she met him three years ago, Ban is sitting next to Meliodas. He is throwing his head back and laughing loudly at something Meliodas has said, showing off his sharp canines and the slight cords of his scarred neck. Elaine feels her heart stutter at the sound, how sharp it is over the Great Hall’s chatter, at just being in the same room as Ban.

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My new bf's sister is actually a legit fan of Amy Schumer, kill me. She complained that Amy was dropped from the Barbie movie because she was fat(even if she was, isn't it an actor's/actress' job to look the part?) and complained about how actresses are made to lose weight like bitch what? Christian Bale dropped 60lbs for The Machinist and nearly died(his character is based on a real person who was dangerously thin/rumored to have an ED, but I guess only female singers are pressured to be thin)

Male actors are not only pressured to be thin, they have the added pressure of having to be buff as well.

Seni works hard as the town runner, carrying messages from house to house, and even to the mayor-king himself. She wants nothing more than to restore the noble profession of messenger, but the island is much too dangerous now, and it’s rumored that something terrible happened to the only other major town that once existed. Perhaps somewhat incongruently, she’s good friends with Firula. Seni plays the flute and tries constantly to get Firula to take hard work seriously so they can perform together.

Man, talk about a redesign. For one thing, the original was very close to a Dragon Warrior sprite. For another, I wanted somebody distinct from Firula–I already had a dress-wearing NPC. I started by giving Seni a different sort of headband (more across her forehead), then, with the idea of giving her better “active” clothing, worked my way to adding a vest. After I was happy with that, I moved the headband back to its original position and did some cleanup. I find that changes like this often inform the personality of the character. Before, Seni might have been a dancer, like Firula. But the headband change (even though it was temporary) put me in the mind of someone much more active.