effects & affects

Red flags to look for in psychiatrists

- if they do not like that you research your disorder/s and treatment/s
- if they do not explain the reason/s behind certain treatment/medication that they are prescribing you
- if they are reluctant/refuse to let you access your medical records
- if their first response to symptoms is medication without any talk therapy
- if they say they “don’t believe in therapy”
- if they say they “don’t believe in medication”
- if they insist on seeing your parent/legal guardian without you being present
- if they tell you that there are no other treatment available if you complain about your current treatment/medication not working/having unmanageable side effects
- if they diagnose you without explaining how they came to that diagnosis, what it entails, and which treatments you have at your disposal
- if they fall asleep during a session (you’re laughing but it happened, several times, and i’m not boring)
- if they assure you that you cannot have [insert disorder here] because you are too young/wealthy/poor/fat/skinny/smiling/old/whatever bs (the only valid reasons for not having a disorder is if you do not meet the minimum criteria for it, age/body/ethnicity/etc are not criteria)
- if they tell you that you obviously do not want/are not ready to get help (that’s a super abusive technique, would only see this as a valid comment to make if you are pressured into seeing them by someone who has authority over you)
- if they insist on you continuing to take a medication despite the side effects very negatively affecting you (for example: if you are recovering from an ED and you get the “gaining weight” side effect and that is very triggering to you)
- if they are flippant about/disregard your feelings

i’m probably forgetting a lot. feel free to add.

EDIT: I made a blog to vent about bad mental health practitioners @shrinksfromhell. Check it out and submit your stories!


Now, don’t you worry about my strength. I have plenty.

Daniel vs David analysis

Okay, so when the song starts with David, its a very earthy and relaxed setting. Very Camp Campbell.

But as soon as Daniel takes over it gets red tinted, very dark, and very threatening.

(Look at this psycho I actually love him)

(David looks very self-conscious here. I think Daniel might be right about David not singing his praises being telling)

(This is hella disturbing I love it, also notice how Max and Neil are not part of this)

(He looks so afraid and hurt that the kids turned on him)

(Still dark but David’s moving in)

(And BAM! David takes charge again and we get our Camp back again)

(I like how even though Daniel has his moments here, his words aren’t taking effect enough to affect the scenery, and I think that the background changes are in relation to David. David is not letting up here so the mood of the song doesn’t change)

So thats my take on the song, also I really loved the song lol


Tape 2, Side A

“You’ve heard of the butterfly effect, right? That if a butterfly flaps its wings at just the right time in just the right place it can cause a hurricane thousands of miles away. The butterfly effect. It started with Justin, then on to you, Alex. And the rest of you. Maybe these tapes will start a new butterfly effect. Who knows? Everything affects everything.” 

What German is like

 Hey everyone! 

I know that there are a lot of stereotypes about all kinds of languages, and I thought I’d start with my own and explain a little about it. Even if you’re not aspiring to learn it, I hope this post might interest you. 

1. “German people always sound angry.” 

I don’t think this is true. German can sound angry, yes, because we have a hard pronunciation (I can’t think of a better description right now) and use a lot of nouns, which make everything sound more formal and less emotional (also known as “Beamtendeutsch” = official german). But I think the reason why people from other countries associate anger with the german language is because in the media, you probably only see german politicians in the parliament holding speeches - and, of course, 80% of them are yelling at other politicians and speaking in formal terms. 

Here are some music videos in which you’ll hear a different German: 

Sarah Connor’s “Wie schön du bist” (How beautiful you are) from her album “Muttersprache” (Mother Language);

Andreas Bourani’s “Auf anderen Wegen” (On different ways) (please also check out the english translation of the lyrics!)

Mark Forster’s “Au Revoir”

Adel Tawil’s “Lieder” (Songs) 

Of course there are tons of other German artists, feel free to browse Youtube or iTunes and I’m sure you’ll find something you like.

2. “German isn’t useful at all. “

Every language is useful! Secondly, German is among the 12 most spoken languages of the world, and it’s an official language in six countries. Almost 100 million people speak German as a first or second language. (x) It’s also a minority language in several other countries. 

Most importantly though: There are a lot of languages that are easier to learn once you speak German - Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch… I learnt Latin in school and everyone told me it was useless because literally no one speaks it. With the help of Latin, I’m now able to understand almost all Roman languages, like Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and French. Learning a language always has more positive side effects than we think. Plus, German is a challenge! It’s different from English, it’s different from Roman Languages, but all in all it’s very consistent. 

3. “German is way too difficult to learn - even German people can’t speak German properly. “

Yes, it’s difficult to learn. What isn’t? We have tons of fun grammar and tenses and weird exceptions, but that’s what makes it cool. It will also improve your knowledge of grammar terms in general so you can apply it to almost any language in the world. (Worked for me that way with Latin, which has some big similarities to German.) Plus, the basic grammar you need to master daily situations isn’t all that bad. 

Well, there certainly are German people who aren’t as capable of German grammar as they should be - but I guess there are also British people who confuse affect and effect and forget to use the subjunctive. I can assure you that people whose first language is German are not bad at German. Not everyone knows the grammar rules, but we use them correctly subconsciously.

4. “I can’t pronounce most of the words.”

The wonderful ä, ö, ü, ch.. Yeah, I can see how the pronunciation can be a problem. However, rest assured that 

a) 80% of the German native speakers have equally as much trouble with the “th” in English and 

b) no one will judge you if you speak with an accent. We’re going to congratulate you on trying your very best to learn our language, and we certainly won’t mock you if you pronounce things wrong. 

Learning a second language (mostly English) is obligatory in Germany, so really everyone here can relate to having problems with foreign languages, no matter if the problem is grammar, orthography or pronunciation. I learnt three foreign languages in school. Half of my year is probably still trying to figure out how the famous english “if-sentences” work, which verbs are used with the spanish subjuntivo and what the hell a latin ablativus absolutus is. So yeah, don’t worry. We’ve all been there. 

5. “Even Germans sound so different, it’s like they don’t speak the same language!

True. We have so many dialects in Germany that I can’t even count them, and of course Austria and Switzerland probably have even more than we do. It’s said that people from Hannover speak the “best” German, but to be honest, I don’t know if that’s true. Maybe. I’ve never been to Hannover. 

The most famous dialect is probably Bavarian. Berlin and Cologne have their own dialects, as well as Sachsen, Hessen and basically every other city or region. If you wanna catch a glimpse of it, watch Peter Frankenfeld’s scene “Die Wetterkarte” (Weather Report). It’s really old and the content doesn’t apply to nowadays, but the dialects he does are really accurate and super funny - even I don’t understand everything he says tbh. Keep in mind though that most people don’t use dialects especially when they are in contact with people from all over the country and it’s necessary that they’re understood, like lawyers, doctors, teachers, professors et cetera. I don’t even really speak “my” dialect because we never used it at home. And don’t worry, most people will try to speak their best non-dialect German when they notice you’re not a native speaker! 

This turned out much longer than I thought, but I hope this was helpful in some sort of way. :) 

Any more questions? Ask me! x

anonymous asked:

If you have time could you write an ace Tony fic? It would mean a lot as I am asexual and almost never get any representation anywhere and it tends to make me feel more lonely. :( Anyways, thank you in advance.

To be honest you had me at ‘ace Tony’, anon :) You really can’t expect me to resist that. Seriously, I adore writing ace characters (like half the main characters in my non-fanfic works are ace, just because I can).

Since you didn’t specify on anything regarding the plot I just went with a short scene from one of my many not-ready-to-be-posted headcanon ‘verses. I hope it works for you and that this ficlet will make you feel a little better! Also I turned it into a Valentine’s story because I keep seeing these cute Valentine’s cards on my dash.

[Set in a College AU following the tale of Player!Bucky and Asexual!Tony trying to make it work. Today’s edition: Valentine’s Day. Including slight misunderstandings, declarations of love affection, fluff, and Bucky’s potty mouth.]

‘You know I’m ace, right?’ isn’t the reaction Bucky’s been hoping for, but it’s also not a door slammed shut in his face, so he counts it as a win.

Tony squints suspiciously at the roses in Bucky’s arms—yellow and red ones because those are his favourite colours, and Bucky is nothing if not a huge sap, apparently—and Bucky has no doubt the flowers will end up cut open on a lab table, to be thoroughly tested for any unsavourily additions, before the day is over.

He probably shouldn’t smile fondly at the cruel fate lying in these poor flowers’ future. He definitely shouldn’t.

Damn it. Nat’s right, he’s got it bad.

“Unless ace stands for ‘allergic to roses’ I fail to see your point.” Bucky smiles and hopefully holds the bouquet out for Tony to take. Because continuing to cling to them like a toddler to a plushy might look a little silly.

Tony refuses to take them though, crosses his arms in front of his chest instead and scowls up at Bucky. Which is not adorable, that would just be ridiculous.

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Scott and Reyes are one of these couples that simply can’t keep their hands off one another and use every opportunity for physical contact. They bump their shoulders, put their palms on the small of each other’s backs, run their fingers casually through each other’s hair, they hold hands. And they kiss. There is a lot of kissing involved. The Tempest crew got used to it by now, but at the beginning a choir of gagging noises surrounded Reyes and Scott every time they were together in a room. Actually, the Tempest crew see them as a unit to the point of calling them “Reyder” when they’re talking about the two of them. Scott and Reyes have no idea.  

“But the crytyping meme only hurts manipulative racists/homophobes!”

I’ve turned off my phone’s autocorrect for the first half of this post. I have dyspraxia, otherwise known as developmental coordination disorder. It is a neurological disorder that affects motor control among other things. I will add a version that does not have typos after posting this. From this point on, I will type without meticulously checking every word, as if autocorrect was still on.

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Younnnow that hoje that mocks a person’s typung. I understanf that rhe crytpipng meme oeiginally startee to mock racists/homphobes for ising this as manipulation. But uou can’t deny that this is also hurting thiseb qho are neurodivergent, diabkwd, mentally ill, wtc.

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Intypes this wheb i was entieky calm and nor freaking all. All i did was turn off autocorrct abd type krmally. And you get thisbwhig looks liekt textbpok crytypingw.


(Now for the easier to read version. This time, I went through and corrected all spelling errors, and turned autocorrect back on so that this can actually be read. It is otherwise the exact same as the above text.)

I’ve turned off my phone’s autocorrect for the first half of this post. I have dyspraxia, otherwise known as developmental coordination disorder. It is a neurological disorder that affects motor control among other things. I will add a version that does not have typos after posting this. From this point on, I will type without meticulously checking every word, as if autocorrect was still on.

For me to type that with no errors was very slow and very hard. As you can see, without autocorrect it gets very hard to me to type. In fact you might say that this looks like crytyping.

You know, that joke that mocks a person’s typing. I understand that the crytyping meme originally started to mock racists/homophobes for using this as manipulation. But you can’t deny that this is also hurting those who are neurodivergent, disabled, mentally ill, etc.

If people didn’t know that i had dyspraxia (most don’t) I bet that people would mock me unrelentingly for crytyping and manipulation. Even though I can’t help it and I’m obviously not trying to manipulate anyone.

My point for this post is that quite a few people don’t seem to understand that there are lots of conditions that affects one’s ability to type. They believe that all crytyping is done with the sole intent of manipulation or guilt tripping.

I typed this when I was entirely calm and not freaking out. All I did was turn off autocorrect and type normally. And you get this, which looks like textbook crytyping.


I ask everyone to pray for my mom’s health against skin and lung cancer, and also for her thyrod medicine side effects that not affect her health, because she’s continue in pain and crying.. Please pray for divine healing, also for her peace and joy Thankyou brothers and sisters 🙏🏽 God bless you all in Jesus name

In other news, this Jaal stuff is stupid and y'all need to calm down. Sorry you’re disappointed but Historically Gay-Friendly Bioware does not have some secret agenda against you.