It's okay to be hurt and breakdown you don't have to be strong all the time. [Feel like robbie is saying this to sportacus idk why]
Robbie did not expect to hear crying when he went outside at three in the morning because he couldn’t sleep.
It wasn’t loud crying, but quiet sobs, like whoever it was didn’t want to be heard. Following the direction that the sound was coming from (he was a villain, but he wasn’t a complete jerk), he tried to figure out who it was.
It wasn’t one of the kids, as it was definitely an adult, and it wasn’t female, so he was expecting the mayor perhaps.
He was not expecting Sportacus as he rounded the corner, and he certainly did not expect to see him sitting with his arms wrapped around his knees and his head down, sobbing as though his heart had shattered.
This was incredibly wrong to Robbie. If someone had upset him, well…it wouldn’t end well for them, that’s for sure. Had something happened? Was he hurt? Sick?
He would figure it out later. Now his primary objective was to get Sportacus calmed down (again, because he wasn’t an absolute jerk). Kneeling down beside him, Robbie laid a hand on his shoulder.
“What’s wrong?” he asked softly, letting what he was actually feeling bleed into the tone.
Sportacus looked up at him, wide-eyed, frantically trying to eradicate all traces of crying, until Robbie gently grabbed his hands. “Hey, hey,” he said, rubbing Sportacus’ cold hands. “It’s okay to be hurt and break down. You don’t have to be strong all the time.”
That’s all it took for Sportacus to launch himself into Robbie’s arms, sobbing brokenly. Robbie just held him close, knowing and trusting Sportacus to tell him when he felt ready.
Roswell is a
nearly year old blue heeler from Arkansas. He came from an unknown
breeder and was rehomed to us by someone who didn’t quite know what
they’d gotten themselves into by owning a heeler. He is 80% deaf and has
trouble seeing in very bright light, but you wouldn’t be able to tell
unless you really knew what to look for. He can hear some things, but
has trouble determining the direction that the sound is coming from. He
is currently being worked with a clicker as a marker, although it is
paired up with a thumbs up, and “yes”. I wasn’t sure if the clicker
would work well with him because of his deafness, but because it is so
loud it does seem to get his attention and he quickly learned that a
click meant that a reward was to come.
We go lots of walking,
jogging, and doggy parkor on the local college campuses. We try to not
push him so hard as he’s still growing, but he doesn’t mind running
around all day long. He’s been hiking several times too and seemed to
take to it fairly well, although he is a pain to hike up and downhill
with until he learns some very basic leash manners which we’re working
on currently. We are currently working on loose leash walking as well as
basic directionals for bikejoring- left, right, forward, etc., and I
plan on having these foundations solidified well before we move on to
actually having him out next to the bike.
My main plan for him
is agility, but I feel that for he and I to succeed in that discipline
he must first have at least a solid year of formal obedience. My options
for obedience trainers in this area is a bit limited from what I’ve
been told, so I’m hoping I can get in on some online courses offered
every few months.
thing really keeping us from doing much of what we’d planned to is his
dog reactivity, which is proving a challenge to work on. After years of
having trained a dog aggressive GSD with primarily compulsion, I would
like to train our dog in a least invasive and minimally aversive way
whenever possible. These words alone can mean so many things, but I
think that their meaning in the context of owning a blue heeler get
stretched a bit. This is not a GSD, this is something completely
different. His reactivity will be a lifelong issue for us, one that his
co-owner and I were both prepared for, and we aim to do it correctly
from the beginning. He is a very relatable dog to me especially, and I
feel that in helping him maybe I can find some way to help myself.
He is currently being enrolled in one Fenzi April course, and we’re hoping that he will be enrolled in many more to come.
Harry Styles’ new album is going to be earth-shattering. Harry is a perfectionist as we all know. He would never settle for less than a completely new innovation. He is honing his skills as a musician in order to be able to produce something beyond expectations. Judging from his widely varied collaborators, this album may very well define what music in this new century should sound like.
Harry Styles’ new album is going to shock the world. That is what fans need to hear. This album is going to be better than what music fans have become all too accustomed to. This isn’t some prefabricated formula for songwriting. It isn’t going to be something five young boys had to rush through with three months to write and record. Harry is stepping as far away from that kind of writing as possible to give fans the music they deserve.
theatre things that remind me of the hogwarts houses
gryffindor: auditioning for the first time, being alone on stage, long choreography rehearsals, the adrenaline of opening night, designing the set on the grid, hauling furniture onto the set, cue to cues, writing a play, improv comedy, waiting at the stage door after a show.
hufflepuff: getting flowers and gifts backstage, taking the final curtain call, highlighting lines, bringing snacks to rehearsal, read-throughs, pulling costumes from stock, set dressing, paint swatches, warm lighting design, perfectly blended sound, directing, waking into a theater you’ve never been in before.
ravenclaw: character analysis, memorizing lines, learning tight harmonies, having the show become second nature, stage makeup, set construction, costume fittings, mic checks, organized prop tables, writing cues, stage managing, experimental theatre, saving old playbills and ticket stubs.
slytherin: callbacks, practicing after rehearsal, selling program ads, an understudy/swing going on for the first time, fight calls, strike, production meetings, late night paint calls, cool-toned lighting design, spiking the stage, fly rails, producing, watching a bootleg, playbill giveaways.
In the short story The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone, Sherlock says:
“I am a brain, Watson. The rest of me is a mere appendix.”
Now, what is the function of a skull in the human body?
“Functions of the skull include protection of the brain, fixing the distance between the eyes to allow stereoscopic vision, and fixing the position of the ears to enable sound localisation of the direction and distance of sounds.”