family diseases

NEW OVERWATCH HERO COMES OUT
  • Player 1: Wow, I really like this new character
  • Player 2: Everyone that plays this character should fall over and die. I hope their family all suffers agonizing disease and misfortune.
  • Player 3: I'M NOT CHANGING FROM FUCKING GENJI, REEEEEEEEEEEEE

“My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases. She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my Mom, she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles. Seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs. Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure. Love you Momby.”  -  Billie Lourd.

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My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it.  She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases.

She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my Mom, she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles. Seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs. Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure. Love you Momby.” - Billie Lourd (June 18, 2017) x

Negativity? Charli is having none of that. As a dance instructor, she works tirelessly to instill body-positivity, self-acceptance, and self-love in her students by setting the example. She lives by her own rules, never allowing anyone or anything to set limits on her life. That outward confidence and happiness comes from her inner strength and the challenges she has overcome: losing family to smoking-related disease, being kicked out of her parents’ home because of her bisexuality. Still, Charli is committed to living for HER and taking control of her own destiny. She refuses to be held back from success, and certainly won’t allow anything to control her life, especially not a tobacco addiction. When it comes to living, Charli’s in charge, not smoking.

Theatre is so amazing actually like

You want a musical about revolting people because they can’t use the bathroom? Got it

A musical with puppets after they get out of college who have upbeat songs about racism, sexualities, and sex? Yep we got it

Maybe one about gay Mormons who love Orlando and Star Wars? You guessed it

Fucking Shrek the musical?? Yeah (and its actually not as shitty as it sounds)

Not two mention a musical that accurately portrays a dysfunctional family due to mental disease?

Rock musical based on presidents lives?

Addams Family and Mathilda the musical? Aight man

Anything you want there’s probably a show about it tbh

My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases.

She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my Mom, she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles. Seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs. Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure. Love you Momby.

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Billie Lourd on her mother Carrie Fisher’s autopsy results.

My mom battled drug addiction and mental illness her entire life. She ultimately died of it. She was purposefully open in all of her work about the social stigmas surrounding these diseases.

“She talked about the shame that torments people and their families confronted by these diseases. I know my Mom, she’d want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles. Seek help, fight for government funding for mental health programs. Shame and those social stigmas are the enemies of progress to solutions and ultimately a cure. Love you Momby.

—  Billie Lourd’s statement re: Carrie Fisher’s autopsy report [x]

The last known instance of residents of Rhode Island exhuming a body to perform a bizarre ritual in an attempt to kill a vampire took place in 1892. Tuberculosis struck the family of George and Mary Brown from Exeter, Rhode Island. It was believed that this was caused by the undead so they, along with the townsfolk, decided to exhume the bodies of two family members who had already died from the disease. These family members showed regular decomposition and were then re-buried. Next, they exhumed the body of their 19-year-old daughter, Mercy; she showed absolutely no signs of decomposition. The family took this as a sign that Mercy was undead and that she was a vampire. They removed her heart, burnt it, and then mixed the ashes with water for her brother, Edwin, who was sick, to drink. It was believed that if the sick victim were to consume the heart of a vampire then they would be cured. Unsurprisingly, Edwin died two months later. Mercy’s grave stands in Chestnutt Hill Cemetery.

Originally posted by butteryplanet

Alchemical Properties of Foods: Foodstuffs Classified According to Their Elemental Nature

Almonds are sacred to the gods Thoth, Hermes, and Mercury and are said to bring wisdom and prosperity by stimulating intuition and insight through the Third Eye Chakra. Magical wands are often made of almond wood. [Earth ++]

Apple, known as the Fruit of the Gods, is a very powerful source of spiritual energy that encourages balance and harmony. If cut horizontally, the apple reveals the pentagram pattern, which is considered the gateway to occult powers as well as symbol of the quintessence. The Egyptians offered apples to their highest and most powerful priests, whom they considered guardians of hidden knowledge. In the Middle Ages, sliced apples were used to foretell the future and eating them regularly was said to enable a person to live over 200 years. Modern clinical studies have proved that eating apples reduces cancer risk. [Air +++]

Apricots carry feminine spiritual energy and are used to sweeten someone’s disposition or instill romance and passion in a relationship. Extremely rich in vitamins and minerals, apricots strengthen the immune system and have more of the antioxidant carotene than any other fruit. [Air ++]

Bananas represent the futility of material possessions, and Buddha is often shown meditating under a banana tree. On the other hand, the banana’s phallic shape represents male heroic energy. [Air +]

Barley is a gentle, nurturing force that stimulates the Heart Chakra and is used to ease a person’s emotional burden by turning harsh feelings into love and warding off any negativity that originates from other people. Barley grass juice is considered an effective psychological grounding agent and physical energizer. [Earth +++]

Basil was sacred to the Greeks, and women were not allowed to pick it. The herb soothes anger and hard feelings by encouraging feelings of love and is thought to simultaneously simulate the Heart and Sacral Chakras, thereby harmonizing stressful emotions while releasing sexual energies. It strengthens the immune system and is known to kill germs. [Fire +]

Blueberries embody the esoteric principles of calm acceptance, peace, and a protected environment. For centuries, witches have eaten blueberry tarts when under psychic attack to protect themselves. [Earth ++]

Cakes are thought to be easily enchanted and can convey both positive and negative psychic energy. Because they carry spells, cakes became associated with rites of passage such as christening, birthdays, and weddings. [Earth ++]

Cashews are used in magical spells to increase income and money. In cooking, they are added to dishes to raise their energy levels. [Earth ++]

Cheese is one of the oldest human foods. In cooking, cheese is used to raise the vibrational level of meals, adding a positive or joyous energy. [Air +]

Chocolate raises emotional energy and induces ecstatic feelings of love by stimulating the Heart Chakra. That belief is the origin of the custom of giving boxes of chocolates to women to win their favor. [Fire ++]

Cucumber promotes chastity and hinders lustful behavior. Cucumber peels are said to diminish headaches if placed on the forehead and relieve the pain of arthritis when wrapped around inflamed joints. [Water ++]

Dates were used by ancient Persians to celebrate the death and resurrection of Zoroaster, a Christ figure who dates back to 500 BC. Dried dates are considered fruits of the spiritual realm and are symbolic of the eternal resurrection of the soul. To live off dates is to be free of worldly concerns, though paradoxically, such a diet is said to make one extremely potent sexually. [Air +++]

Garlic was sacred to the goddess Hecate and left at crossroads as a sacrifice to her. The pungent cloves were also used for protection against evil and to break curses and hexes, and psychic cooks rub garlic into pots and pans to remove negative influences that might contaminate food. When eaten, garlic stimulates the immune system to protect the body, although it is said to induce lustful behavior in some people. Garlic is a proven antibiotic, cholesterol reducer, blood pressure reducer, and general heart remedy. [Fire ++]

Ginger is frequently part of love spells and is used to add power to other rituals. Ginger seems to release vital energies in the body and is used to cure motion sickness, hangovers, headaches, and nausea of all types. Adding cinnamon to ginger enhances its healing properties. [Fire +++]

Grapes carry spiritual energy and increase mental fertility, opening us to meaningful dreams and visions. Eating grapes or raisins is said to increase a woman’s fertility. [Air +++]

Guava fruit encourages romantic fantasy. Eating the fruit is said to allow people temporary relief from worldly concerns. [Air ++]

Honey is synonymous with happiness and fulfillment, and it is added to food and beverages to emphasize the good mood associated with it. It is used to treat indigestion, colds, flu, and headaches. [Water +++]

Lemons were thought to encourage longevity and faithfulness. Lemon pie fortifies fidelity, and lemon slices on a stranger’s plate or under his chair guarantees his or her friendship. Lemon juice is a powerful cleaning agent and is used to wash magical implements of all types of toxicity. A cleansing tea is made from dried lemon peels. [Fire ++]

Lime refreshes the soul. It is used in purification and healing rituals. [Fire ++]

Mango is sacred to Buddha, and it is considered one of the most spiritually charged and elevating fruits. [Air +++]

Maple Syrup is associated with long life and abundance. Maple leaves are used in many love and money rituals. In general, natural syrups carry the powers of the tree or fruit from which they are derived. [Water +++]

Mint leaf has been used in healing potions and teas for thousands of years. It is used in stomach tonics, and leaves of mint were once put in milk to keep it from curdling. Mint is also said to protect travelers and attract money. Peppermint raises spiritual vibrations and is used in purification and healing rituals. It transforms negative energies into healthy influences by stimulating the Solar Plexus Chakra. [Fire ++]

Onions were worshipped in ancient Egypt for their ability to absorb impurities, and the Egyptians even swore to onions when they took oaths. American colonists hung onions over doorways to protect their families from infectious diseases, and onions are still used in exorcism rituals. Esoterically, onions stand for both physical and spiritual health and protection. Scallions and shallots are green onions with long stems and bulbous roots. Leeks are also a kind of onion. [Fire +++]

Oranges. All varieties of oranges provide purifying energy for both body and mind. In some Wiccan rituals, orange juice is drunk instead of wine, and orange peel tea is said to keep one from getting drunk or muddleheaded. Marmalade jam has the same effect. The vitamin C in citrus fruits raises the brain’s level of norepinephrine, which increases energy while reducing irritability. [Fire ++]

Pasta is a powerful accumulator of psychic energy, and food psychics believe its various shapes determine how much psychotronic energy can be projected and stored in it. The least amount of energy is carried by stringy kinds like spaghetti and fettuccini, while the most is carried by the twisted tortellini or hollow macaroni and rigatoni shapes. For psychic purposes, the stuffed pastas like cannelloni, ravioli, manicotti, and lasagna are considered breads. [Earth +++]

Peaches are a feminine symbol of love, spiritual fertility, and wishes come true. Serving peach pie to someone helps win his or her love and attention. In Asia, the peach is a symbol of virginity, and the blossoming of the peach tree is a sign of spring and youthful purity. Magic wands made of peach wood are used in exorcisms. [Air ++]

Peanuts provide the reality-based, aggressive energy associated with masculinity. [Earth ++]

Pears initiate lustful passion by stimulating the Sacral Chakra, and the fruit is associated with Venus, the goddess of love. [Air ++]

Pepper is used to break hexes and promote fidelity in family members. Within minutes of eating red peppers, the body releases gratifying, morphine-like endorphins into the blood stream. All the powdered peppers are known to break up congestion in the lungs and sinuses, relieve allergies, and increase metabolism. [Fire +++]

Pineapple; juice is drunk to ensure chastity; eating the fruit brings luck and prosperity. Pineapples are traditionally used in spells for the protection of a person’s possessions, including one’s spouse and children. [Fire ++]

Raspberries induce stamina and vigor, and at one time, the leaves were carried by pregnant women to help them through childbirth. The tea acts as a blood tonic to treat anemia and stop diarrhea. [Earth ++]

Strawberries are sacred to the Scandinavian fertility god, Freyr, and are served to promote physical love and zesty romance. Strawberry leaves are placed on serving plates or carried for good luck. The dried leaves make a mildly laxative tea. [Earth ++]

Sugar is used to dispel evil influences and preserve or enhance the qualities of many foods. Only raw cane sugar is used in making spells, since refined sugar has lost much of its magical power. Because of its protective signature, sugar embodies the feminine characteristics of the Water Element. [Water ++]

Tomatoes were called Love Apples when they were first introduced into Europe from the New World and were used to solicit romantic attention. Europeans also placed them on windowsills to repel negative energies. [Water ++]

Vanilla is used to increase the midrange or “loving” vibrations both in cooking and in aromatic sachets and has been called the “Middle C” of spices. At one time, just carrying a vanilla bean was thought to tune one’s consciousness to a higher level. [Air ++]

EXO’s Reaction to Their Kids Getting Sick While You’re on Vacation

A/N: i’m sry if the gifs seem to not fit– i didnt wanna give u two reactions in a row with no gifs but this one was kinda a tricky fit ..hope u understand ^^


Xiumin:

A mature enough father to where can handle some sick kids, Xiumin wouldn’t want to call you and worry you about it. He’d take them to a pediatrician and sort things out himself, only mentioning it to you when you got back. Even then, he wouldn’t make a big fuss about it–he knew how to handle himself and his children without needing to rely fully on you…usually.

Chen:

Nervous, but not too terribly worried, Chen would casually shoot you a message asking what exactly he should do. He wouldn’t want to worry you, so he’d underplay their symptoms to keep you from stressing. When you got back he’d proudly explained that he, Kim Jongdae, and single-handedly healed the entire family from disease.

Baekhyun:

Surprisingly in control of the entire thing, Baek wouldn’t joke around about his children’s health. He wouldn’t want to ruin your vacation, so would take care of matters on his own. That included buying lots of vitamins and medicines–enough to last you another 3 years, actually.  Despite the overspending, he’d easily help the kids recover from their sicknesses without your assistance.

Chanyeol:

Although Chanyeol’s a wonderful father, he definitely wasn’t confident in his parenting abilities without you by his side. As soon as he realized they had fevers, he’d call you up. The stress was obvious in his voice, but he didn’t want to worry you and assured you it was just a slight cold. He’d end up taking them to a pediatrician, writing down every medication and at-home remedy he could give to them.

Lay:

At first, Lay wouldn’t even be worried, certain that they just had runny noses. However, when he took their temperatures, he’d immediately call you. He’d probably unintentionally stress you out slightly, but you knew that they would be well taken care of by their father. Indeed, they would be. He’d shower them with medications and their favorite foods to help them feel better.

D.O:

A secret natural healer, D.O wouldn’t hesitate to whip up some chicken soup and whip out the cold medicine. It would almost be comical how motherly (or..fatherly..) he became, tucking them into bed early and giving them all heating or cooling pads. By the time you came home from vacation, there wasn’t a trace of sickness left in the house.

Suho:

Slightly worried but trying not to overreact, Suho would be confident that he could handle a few sick kids without your assistance. He’d take them to a pediatrician and diligently follow all the instructions for the medications. Afterwards, when you came back, he wouldn’t be able to stop telling you how well he did and how good of a father he was becoming.

Kai:

A child himself, Kai would be at a loss for what to do. He’d immediately call the hospital, and then call a pediatrician per the hospital’s instructions. Being a good father, he’d reassure his kids that everything was fine (even though he was more worried than they were anyway). When you got home, he’d dramatically retell you the entire story, and how he bravely banished the disease from the household.

Sehun:

Responsible enough to take care of the kids without having to run back to you, he’d only shoot you a quick text letting you know of the situation. He’d pick up their medicine without needing to visit a doctor or go onto Google; he was just that good.  He’d probably be rather cute about it, taking the kids out for ice cream when they healed as a celebration.

Don't Act Like Your July 4th Ain't Like This Every Year
  • Patriot: Son, come into my office. I've got something to show you.
  • Son: *coyly walks into office* Yeah, dad.
  • Patriot: Do you know what day it is, son?
  • Son: Tuesday.
  • Patriot: No, son... well, yes, but there's more to it than that. It's Stars 'N' Stripes day, son. Do you know what that means?
  • Son: *shrugs*
  • Patriot: It's the day our beautiful country broke away from the incredibly far-left tyranny of the British monarchy and took the first step towards becoming the greatest country on god's earth.
  • Son: Oh, word.
  • Patriot: Yes, son, absolutely word. Now, take a look at this. *pulls box from under his desk and places in on table* What do you think this is?
  • Son: A box with crazy colors.
  • Patriot: No, son... well, yes, but the colors on this box all represent something. The red represents the blood of those who sacrificed themselves for our beautiful country, the white represents uhh...
  • Son: Cum!
  • Patriot: Boy, I have it in me to pop you if you keep saying nonsense like that!
  • Son: *snickers*
  • Patriot: No, the white does not represent... that substance. It represents uhh, the snow that tops the great mountains that you can find in certain parts of our beautiful country. And the blue represents the ocean, which we of course have national ownership over.
  • Son: Wow, interesting.
  • Patriot: It's more than interesting, son. It's everything that I stand for. What your forefathers stood for, and what your children too will stand for. Now, take a look at what's inside this box, son. *pops open the box* What do you think of that?
  • Son: Ooh... well, I like the silky velvet lining.
  • Patriot: Hmm?
  • Son: There's really nice lining on the inside of the box.
  • Patriot: What are you talking about? *turns box around* Well, Andrew Jackson be damned! There's nothing in this box! Boy, did you take what was inside of this box?
  • Son: No, this is the first time I even saw the thing.
  • Patriot: *red with anger* Argh! Calm down. Calm down... breathe easy. Well, son. What was supposed to be in this box was the flag of our country. The same flag that your great grandfather flew in the big war as he bayoneted some sausage twirling Kraut in the neck.
  • Son: That's messed up.
  • Patriot: It's not messed up, he was defending our country! You know what, son. I'll discuss this with you later once I find where that god damn flag. Go check on your grandpa for me, son.
  • Son: Do I have to? Grandpa's weird.
  • Patriot: By Lincoln's glory, you young folks really have no respect. Your grandpa, while not a veteran or anyone of significant importance - unlike the men on my mother's side of the family - ran a car dealership for 42 years before retiring and using all of his savings to buy us this beautiful house in which we still live. You will check on him and pay respect to him on this blessed Stars 'N' Stripes day, or so help me god I'll... I'll... just get, boy!
  • Son: Jeez, alright. *trots down the hallways and peaks into granpda's room* Hey, grandpa. I'm here to check on you.
  • Grandpa: *rocking back and forth in his chair* Marybeth? Marybeth is that you, dear?
  • Son: No, granpda. It's me, your grandson. Do you remember me?
  • Grandpa: Oh, dear. You sound just like my Marybeth.
  • Son: Grandma's dead, grandpa.
  • Grandpa: What was that, sweetheart? I can't quite hear you. I think it's the television. It's too loud.
  • Television: *silently displaying white noise*
  • Grandpa: Too loud... I've been watching this movie for too long and now it sounds just like the rumbling of the earth.
  • Son: Grandpa, what are you wrapped in? Is that a flag.
  • Grandpa: It was Marybeth's paw's flag.
  • Son: You took dad's flag. He's gonna be mad at you.
  • Grandpa: I didn't take no flag. The flag took me, just like it took Marybeth and her paw. *stands up, kneels in front son, pull's son's face close to his* Look into my eyes, little Marybeth. What do you see?
  • Son: That's... that's impossible. It's like staring into a void of red, white, and blue. What is this?
  • Grandpa: An infinite amount of graves for an infinite amount of souls. The final resting place for an ideology that stands above and beyond humanity. It's stars and stripes forever and ever.
  • Son: *pulls himself from grandpa's gaze* You're acting crazy again, I'm telling dad! *runs from grandpa's room* Dad!
  • Patriot: *steps from his room with a gun* Freemasonry, son.
  • Son: Dad, Grandpa's gone crazy again. He's doing weird things with his eyes.
  • Patriot: It's freemasonry, son.
  • Son: Huh?
  • Patriot: You'll learn soon enough. *shoots son in the chest*
  • Son: *clutches wound and breathes heavily*
  • Patriot: Sorry about that, son. But, it was all a part of today's plan. It's freemasonry, or some call it communism or witchcraft. But in the end, it's all the same thing. I hate it for the life of me. It's unpatriotic, but it runs in our family like a damn disease. You know how furious I got. I got so furious when I saw your grandmother running off to her "gatherings", getting up to god knows what and with who. I would've shot the lady like I just did you if I didn't see it, son. Those stars and stripes going on forever and ever. Vibrating and twisting in that graveyard of ideology. Do you see it now, son? Even clearer than before? Tell me, do you see it?
  • Son: *cough up blood* I see... mom in the mirror. No, it's grandma, and I'm her. She's young... my age.
  • Daughter: ...Huh. I must've zone out for a moment. That was weird.
  • Patriot: *call from his office* Little Marybeth, come into my office. I've got something to show you.
  • Daughter: *coyly walks into office* Yeah, dad?
  • Patriot: Do you know what day it is, Little Marybeth.
  • Daughter: It's Star 'N' Stripes day!
  • Patriot: *rubs daughter's head* Ah, that's my girl. Just as good as your mom. You see that flag hanging on my wall.
  • Daughter: Mhmm, that's that the flag of our country.
  • Patriot: No, it's not. It may look like the flag of our country, but it represents something far greater. An ideology beyond ideologies. One so great that it trumps all other rules of existence.
  • Daughter: What ideology is it, dad?
  • Patriot: I can't quite put it into words. But, I can tell you, Little Marybeth, that the first time I became aware of it was when I bayoneted some damn sausage twirling Kraut right in the neck. I stomped on his neck afterwards so he couldn't even struggle to breath before he died. I saw it then. The stars and stripes of the false flag I carried upon my back reflecting in his eyes, and I knew then that one truth; that one real ideology. But, like I said, I can't really put it into words. All I can tell you is that we ain't worth shit, Little Marybeth. Not you, not me, not your mom. None of us.
  • Daughter: That's kinda messed up dad.
  • Patriot: Well, life's messed up, dear.

anonymous asked:

I'm writing a character that doesn't sleep until she literally can't stay awake and passes out from exhaustion, because she's afraid of sleeping. Are there any conditions that cause this and if someone is aware of the problem, how can they help her?

Oh, boy, Anon.  You have finally given me an excuse to talk about one of my favorite diseases.

So there’s this thing called “Fatal Familial Insomnia.” (FFI)  In short, you stop being able to sleep.  You go crazy.  Then you die.  

There are four stages to this disease:

  • 4 months - First, the character gets chronic insomnia.  They start getting paranoid, develop phobias, and begin having panic attacks.  They start experiencing severe physical symptoms (excessive sweating, constipation, etc.)
  • 5 months - The character begins having hallucinations and their panic attacks get much worse.
  • 3 months - The character rapidly loses weight and is completely unable to sleep.
  • Over the course of the next 6 months, the character develops dementia, becoming completely unresponsive and mute.  
  • Then they die.  Do not pass go, do not collect $200.  

There’s no cure.  Taking sleeping pills doesn’t work.  In fact, being sedated makes the disease worse, and shortens the time until death.  The only thing that’s even slightly helped someone with this disease is spending nights in complete sensory deprivation chambers.  Even then, they still died within a few years.

FFI is an incredibly rare disease, and it’s only found in about 40 families in the world - hence the “familial” part of the name.  Only about 100 people in the world today have tested positive for this disease.

So what causes such a horrifying thing?

Prions.

What the fuck is a prion, you ask?

Well, it’s something that can spread an infectious disease, just like bacteria or viruses.  But prions are different in that they’re made from something that’s usually normal inside the body - a protein - that has just been made wrong.  And it begins to spread its wrongness to other proteins.  These proteins basically begin to eat holes in your character’s brain.

Yes.  LITERAL HOLES.

Some prion diseases are fairly well known, such as Mad Cow disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, kuru, and scrapie. But FFI will always be my favorite.

This is probably not what you wanted, but I will take any excuse I can to talk about this disease. >_> Prions are terrifying and awesome.  But mostly terrifying.

Even still, looking at the symptoms experienced by people with FFI, who have severe, long-term insomnia, might help you writing your character.  If that still isn’t what you’re looking for, I should have the Demystifying the DSM for Sleep Disorders (including insomnia) early-ish next year :).

Get some sleep, y’all.  WHILE YOU CAN.

For more info:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160118-the-tragic-fate-of-the-people-who-stop-sleeping

http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/a-prion-love-story

Wally West/ Kid Flash X Reader- Still I Rise

The epitaph at the end is from Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise.’  Check her poems out, they’re amazing.

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It was a fairly normal day at your house for your family.  Your mom and dad had left early in the morning to go to work and your siblings were with their friends.  You were glad that you finally had the house to yourself, knowing that you needed some time to think.  It wasn’t college or about your future, it was about how you were going to say goodbye.  Not even your family knew about it, you made sure that they wouldn’t.  The thought of them not being able to help you would tear them apart.  You had seen how cancer and other diseases affected families, and you were sure that your situation was worse.  Your only wish was to end it quickly, not to die slowly and painfully, like blowing a candle out.  You sighed and grabbed the full garbage bag.  Your death would still hit your friends and family hard, but you knew they would get over it.  You opened the front door, but jumped when you saw a fist in your face.

“Hey, (Y/N)! Sorry for the fist to the face,” Wally laughed nervously and moved his hand away.

“It’s fine,” you smiled weakly, “and it is not the first time I got a punched by you.”

You walked around him and placed the garbage into the garbage can.  Once you turned around, you saw a blonde girl with long hair standing near Wally.  Your heart ached at the sight.  You leaned up against your house and gave Wally a look.

“Aren’t you gonna introduce me?” you asked Wally.

“Oh, (Y/N) this is Artemis, Artemis this is (Y/N).  We’ve been friends since…. forever,” Wally said and rubbed his neck.

“Nice to meet you, Artemis,” you stated and waved.  

“Likewise,” she responded.

“What kind of person am I?  Come on in,” you said and opened the door for them.

“Where is everyone?” Wally asked and instantly made his way towards the kitchen.

“Out,” you replied and followed him into the kitchen.  “You better not eat all of my food, West.”

Artemis chuckled and stood next to you, watching Wally raid your refrigerator, “So I’m assuming you have some questions?”

“Yup,” you replied.  “Wally keep your hands off of the cookie dough!”

Wally retracted his hands from the fridge and smiled innocently, “I wasn’t going for the cookie dough!”

“Yeah, and I’m Batman,” you said sarcastically and rolled your eyes.

Artemis snorted, which caused Wally to shoot a small glare to Artemis.  He grabbed something out of the fridge and ran out of the room, leaving you and Artemis alone in the kitchen.

“So…. You and Wally?” you asked, attempting to start a conversation.

“Yeah,” she replied, “he wanted me to meet you.  He said he wanted your blessing.”

It was now your turn to snort, “You have it.  You seem like a girl who can deal with him.”

Artemis smiled and sat down at the table, “Yeah, he was unbearable at first.”

You chuckled and joined her at the table, “Can you promise me something?”

“Depends what it is,” she replied.

“Take care of him, even if this doesn’t work out.  He won’t understand, but I just need someone to be here for him when I’m not here,” you explained.  “Just promise me that.”

Artemis pursed her lips and nodded, “Should I be worried about what you’re going to do to yourself?”

“It’s not in my control,” you sighed. “I can’t tell him.  I bet you know him well enough to guess what he would do.”

“Why are you telling me this?”

“Because you can support him in ways I can’t, especially with the condition I am in,” you admitted.

“You love him, don’t you?”

“I do, but you don’t have to worry about that.  I know when it is time to let go and move on,” you confessed.

Artemis nodded and broke eye contact with you, “Is there anything else I can do to help you?”

“There’s nothing you can do for me to save me from my fate.”

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Wally stood alone at the foot of your grave, repeatedly wiping away the tears that dared to escape from his eyes.  Your parents and siblings had left as soon as the funeral ended, heading to your home to be surrounded by grieving friends and family.  The doctors said that the disease that took your life was unknown, never seen before in the medical field.  There were no identifiable symptoms that could have warned anyone of your fate, but somehow you knew.  There were letters placed on top of your desk addressed to your parents, siblings and him.  He hadn’t opened it yet, but he decided that he would open it when he was home, away from the looks of pity and sympathy.  He jumped when a hand slid over his shoulder, and looked over to find Artemis next to him.

“I’m sorry, Wally,” she apologized.

“Why are you apologizing?  It’s not your fault that this happened,” Wally mumbled and once again wiped the tears from his eyes.  

His attention returned to your grave, the stone he never imagined to see.  The epitaph of your choice echoed in his head:

Just like moons and like suns,

With the certainty of tides,

Just like hopes springing high,

Still I’ll rise.

the-angst-alchemist  asked:

Heya! I'm trying to figure out what flowers would be good for a Hanahaki au. I'm trying to find something that works with themes of unrequited love (And if possible, something blue/to do with family? If not, thats okay!) I'd just like to ask someone who knows a lot more about flowers than me.

Hey hey!

You should definitely check out our hanahaki disease tag!

As for the colour blue, you will find that very few flowers actually come in a natural blue. And that generally half the lists contain purple plants because some reason someone once decided that it’s synonymous to each other. Usually a specific shade of blue, but none the less in floristry and gardening many purple plants are referred to as blue. Following you will find a list of plants in blue with name and meaning:

  • Agapanthus - no meaning
  • Cornflower - delicacy, refinement
  • Forget-me-not - forget me not, true love, memories
  • Gentian - virgin pride, intrinsic worth
  • Gentian (closed) - sweet be thy dreams
  • Gentian (fringed) - intrinsic worth, I look to heaven, autumn
  • Hydrangea - (a) boaster, heartlessness, you are cold, dispassion, frigidity, thank you for understanding
  • Larkspur (delphinium) - big-hearted, fun
  • Larkspur - lightness, ardent attachment, inconstancy, levity, flights of fancy, swiftness, an open heart
  • Nigella - perplexity, you puzzle me
  • Morning glory - affectation, coquetry

You will also find that some flowers like roses, orchids and more seldom kalanchoe or chrysanthemums also come in blue. They are however dyed in this case. A process which can be used to make about any kind of white or lightly coloured flower blue.

In terms of family, I am not sure what can be done since generally the flower language is aimed to be romantic in most cases. A pink verbena would mean family union. Other than that I couldn’t find anything unless you are looking for something that means paternal or maternal affection, in that case, do come forward again and we’ll give you a list. If there is a specific familial situation the flowers are supposed to refer to, tells us about the situation and we’ll see what we can find.

- Mod Jana

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