for no legitimate reason

anonymous asked:

If you had/have kids would/will you watch Naruto with them?

I have kids and we actually have watched a few of the sillier Naruto episodes together (the two “unmasking Kakashi” eps for example). Naruto is pretty violent, even part one, and it deals with some various disturbing themes, so I would wait until they’re older to watch it properly.

I would definitely use it as an example of why thinking critically about media is important. I would ask them to think about the way the government is depicted and whether heroic characters are as pure as the narrative paints them. As the plot goes on, we would absolutely talk about how Kishimoto uses “fate” as a way to sidestep Sasuke’s legitimate reason for going homicidally insane, attributing his desire for revolution to a “curse”, paving the way for a sequel where nothing changes.

I’m never telling them I wrote fanfic though. Some things you just don’t want to know about your parents.

anonymous asked:

Hey Tiddie, any idea why people believe that McCree can't shoot with his prostheses (if he could shot with his left hand originally that is)? Genji can fling shuriken with out a problem -which also shows that McCree should be able to relearn how to shot with it- and I'm guessing Omnics can manage guns too with normal hands. It's been in my head for a while now, and I was wondering if you could give any insight?

i’ve actually never heard of this before????? i stay in a smol corner of the fandom so that’s probably why. however, I think i heard a theory somewhere that he might have shot originally with his left so that makes even less sense if that were true. but i can’t think of any real legitimate reason other than:

we know from the comic his prosthetic can bend metal with ease so, maybe outta caution he wouldn’t so as to safeguard his beloved Peacekeeper?

and like you said all the prosthesis we see in game are pretty flexible (symmetra’s mainly too as well as genji like ya said ((yes they’re newer yadayada still Jesse’s seem pretty dexterous)). Nevertheless, to fire a handgun you don’t need as much flexibility in your fingers as you do steadiness and strength soooo…. By all accounts that i’m aware of, he should be able to shoot with it. 

idk any of y’all have any ideas or friendly arguments on the topic?

When your child says “Why can’t I get a puppy?”

Instead of defaulting to “My house, my rules”

Try “Any pet is a lot of responsibility. A puppy would have to be fed, walked, and taken outside to use the bathroom several times a day and taken for regular check-ups and vaccinations at the vet. You can’t do all of that by yourself, and I/we don’t have the time or money either.”

When your teenager says “Why can’t I come home at 2:00 this Saturday?”

Instead of defaulting to “My house, my rules!”

Try “The time you come home is a matter of respect and consideration. I/We will not only be concerned for your safety, but we would either be disturbed in the middle of the night when you arrive or forced to stay up for several extra hours waiting.”

When your child says “Why am I not allowed to do this thing?”

Instead of defaulting to “My house, my rules!”

Try actually communicating a legitimate reason, because children pick up on subtlety and on context and on the unspoken messages, and it’s better to teach children lessons like “You should think really hard before taking on new responsibilities” and “It’s important to show consideration for the needs of the people with whom you share a living space” than lessons like “It’s okay for people to demand your absolute obedience so long as you’re dependent on them for survival.”

Legitimate *pro bono legal services* don’t exist without a good reason. In a few of the exmormon groups I’m in you’ll see regular posts saying stuff like “Look what my lawyer sent me today!” with a pic of their resignation confirmation letter from the church.

You know. Just stuff that a normal average church that is definitely not actually a cult would do. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Drunk headcanons for Lance.

#1.He gets really honest about… anything. Regardless of who or what he’s talking to, his emotions get whacky.



#2. He rambles, often switching from English to Spanish, and sometimes neither make sense. He sometimes just starts crying, either for legitimate reasons or someone just dropped his bag of Bugles.


#3. He aggressively compliments people. If he hates you or not, even if you just met him, he’ll un-sarcastically fire off reasons on why you’re a blessing to the Earth.


#4. As he’s commending you, he’ll put himself down, usually taking a much darker and depressing tone when it comes to regarding himself. The team is concerned.



Here’s some more.

#5. He’ll randomly start laughing, either at something he thought up in his head, or at a blank wall. Everything and anything is funnier than before. Usually in the midst of tears, his moods will change.

#6. He gets tired very easily, falls over a lot, and generally can’t keep himself on his feet. He doesn’t care if he’s laying on the ground or not.

By the time he gets sober, he forgets most things and fakes it if he doesn’t.

I might make more of these for the other paladins. Enjoy.

Looking back on “IT”, it’s really hard to be scared of Pennywise or even take it entirely seriously as a monster, because, like?

-He randomly calls Ben “Egg boy” while chasing him for no discernable goddamn fucking reason.

-100% wall-eyed 100% of the time.

-Legitimately has a “pennywise the dancing clown” circus-cart deal set up in his lair. Actually fucking dances in front of Beverly. It was either a really weak attempt at intimidation or the dude just str8 up thought “oh hey I can work some dancing into this. live up to the name”. I’m not sure which is funnier.

-For that matter, works dancing into a lot of his routine. Prances around like he’s about to do the fandango 100% of the time. Just a big rude theatre kid?

-Physically powerful enough to overwhelm and catch his prey consistently but loses prey consistently because he’s too fucking extra to actually plan things out. Does shit for “the drama” even if it means losing a meal.

-“Egg boy”.

-Ready to ragequit if things go south. Has little conniptions whenever things don’t work as intended. Legitimately looks ready to cry when he gets his ass beat by a bunch of highschool freshmen.

-Has to dramatically backflip into a shadowy pit while reciting poetry after his defeat. Fucking theatre kid.

I really wanna write a Zelda all about Dadondorf, like

In this cycle, Ganondorf wakes up/reincarnates/is freed early, and as he’s finally gotten sick of the cycles, he finds the infant Hero of Courage and either kidnaps him or orphans him so that he can raise him for himself, with the goal of corrupting him towards darkness and evil

But over time, Link corrupts Ganondorf, and by the time he’s old enough for him becoming the Hero of Courage to begin reasonably getting set in motion, Ganondorf has legitimately become a caring father to him

And then this cycle’s Zelda begins a hunt for the Hero of Courage and the Bearer of Power, because Ganondorf’s awakening all those years ago did not go unnoticed, and this Zelda only believes in the roles Fate has laid out for the three; as such she’s lost perspective on her own rule and has become something of a tyrant.  When she and her entourage reach Link and Ganondorf’s village, she meets them both (by accident; Ganondorf didn’t know she was there) and she takes Ganondorf prisoner with the intent of executing him

And Link has to begin his journey in a way nobody ever intended: to free the land from the tyrannical Princess Zelda, and to rescue Ganondorf from her diabolical clutches

Bonus points for Ganondorf reveling in the quiet love of the parental bond and genuinely being remorseful for his actions in past cycles

Additionally, Link has to wrest the usual Zelda reincarnations from fate’s grasp; he has to convince Impa to rebel, the oracles of the three goddesses to forsake their traditional champion, he has to spend the entire game telling fate that the universe has finally had enough.

Me: I hate people who are loud and annoying

Hoseok: *screams at max volume for legitimately no reason whatsoever*

Me: 😍😍😍😍😍 that’s 👌🏻😍👌🏻 my mans 😍😩😩💦👌🏻👌🏻😩😍💦💦😛 im so 😩😍💦💦 blessedt 😩❤️❤️😍😍❤️👀👀🍆🍆💏💏💏

Writing Antagonists: (Aka, Your Villains and Bad Guys)

The antagonist is often either one of the most fun things to write, or the most dreaded. But either way, they are a key element of the story, and that cannot be ignored. So, let’s talk about how to make a really great antagonist.

You may have in the past met a writer or teacher or whomever who insists on using the words “protagonist and antagonist” over words like “hero and villain.” Personally, I am not so stingy about it, I feel that I know what you mean anyway so it doesn’t really matter- what there is a legitimate reason as to why you should at least try to think of your villain as your antagonist instead.

And that reason is connotation. Well, denotation too, really- villain and antagonist aren’t completely the same thing, but I’m bringing it down to connotation. 

Simply said, when you think of the word “villain”, you’ll think something like “that’s the bad guy in the story.” And when you think of the “antagonist”, you probably think “that’s a fancy word for villain, aka the bad guy in the story.”

But antagonist isn’t just a fancy word. It’s a fancy concept. It means “the guy that opposes the good guy.” That can be on any argument or view. When writing your antagonist is to remember that nothing is black/white, good/bad thinking, and that includes your antagonist.

Let’s map out the steps to making a complex villain- aka, an antagonist.

First, remember that your antagonist (usually) is a person, just like your protagonist. It might help to develop them outside of their intentions first, and put a person to the upcoming reputation.

Background:

Chances are, your antagonist didn’t just rise up out of the ground ready to kill. They came from somewhere. Your readers don’t even have to know everything about your antag’s backstory, but you do, if you want to really understand them. It often holds the key reason as to why your antagonist is where they are. The drive behind anger, revenge, change, or pleasing someone else can come from the events in their background.

Why do they hold the beliefs they hold? Were they raised that way? Were they taught by some mentor figure? Were they cover from a reality they couldn’t bear? Are they trying to please someone, or get revenge on someone who displeased them? The answer should be in their background.

Motives/Beliefs:

Remember, every villain is a hero in their own mind. They believe that what they are doing is necessary, even if they recognize that it is unpleasant. What are they fighting for? Why does it matter to them so much, that they are willing to overlook all the harm they do?

“The Greater Good”: This is one of the more common and understandable villain motives. They believe that what they are doing now is paving the way to a better future. But keep in mind that what your antag views as a “better future” may be very, very different than the average opinion. Maybe a “better future” for them is a genocidal purge or the world ending in flames. Who knows.

That’s not the only type of motive. Be creative. Work with the information you established in your character’s background to find the most reasonable motive.

Tipping Point:

This is going to be related to your background and motive in an interesting way. Think of your antagonist as a character who has already completed their Character Arc and reached a negative end. Look at the points of change on the character arc- the ones that push your character farther down their path. What are those events? Those are the tipping points that prompted your character towards becoming they way they are now- those key moments where your character had a choice, and they chose to become bitter, hateful, vengeful, cold, or other negative things.

These could be the deaths of loved ones, the promptings of a mentor, or a moment of injustice that made them realize that the world isn’t always kind.

Personality/Actions:

This is the part where you develop them outside of their intentions. How do they behave? 

It’s tempting to just say that your villain is a villain because they torture and kill people. But those are not the only things that make a villain a scary or serious threat. Some characters might jump to violence easier than others. Some might be more into psychological torment. Some might actually seem really charming or persuasive, which is frightening in it’s own way- they might actually be tricky enough to confuse you into making bad decisions on your own. Think about your character’s background again. What makes the most sense for them as a person?

Presentation:

This is how your antagonist comes across to others. Keep in mind that your reader and your other characters don’t know your antagonist like you do. How does this person present to the world? 

-Are they open to discussion/negotiation?

-Are they open about their intentions?

-How quick are they to violence?

-What are their methods of war?

-When you meet them, are they charismatic, quiet, charming, vulgar? Do they have a sense of humor, or are they stoic?

-Do they seem to enjoy what they are doing, or do they express regrets even as they do it?

Moral Complexity:

What are they willing to do to achieve their goals? Do they have weaknesses in their personal lives?

1. Do they have noble ends behind their controversial means?

2. Is there a line even they won’t cross?

3. Do they have someone/something that they care about?

4. Do they prefer to do the killing/torturing etc themselves or do they just give the order?

Remember that if your antagonist does have any of these moral weaknesses, they are not going to want to show it. One has to keep up intimidating appearances, after all. 

Speaking of appearances…

Appearance:

This part is here to tell you what not to do. There are certain appearances that are getting really old with villains.

1. Dressing in all black. Why do they even do that? It’s time to stop associating black with “bad” and white with “good”. It just isn’t like that, so stop making villains all dark and stuff.

2. Scars. I think scars are pretty cool, don’t get me wrong. But if there is no relevant reason for it to be there, don’t talk about it all the time. That goes for all characters, not just villains. Like the color black, scars are not just a villain thing. Everyone has them. Don’t associate them with “bad.”

3. Sexy. I get the idea that making a villain attractive makes them harder to hate, but that can be kind of a cop out of actual complexity. Again, if there is no legitimate reason to make your villain sexy, then don’t. It’s not necessary.

4. Ugly. I hesitate to call any traits inherently ugly, but if you’re striving to make your character unpleasant looking just because they’re bad, then once again, you are associating feature=evil, which is not creative at best and seriously socially harmful at worst. 

Basically, your villains should be just as diverse as anyone else. You don’t need stereotypes to make them scary. Sometimes it’s scarier than anything else to just have an average person. It sort of adds to the idea that anyone could be a villain. And that’s pretty frightening.

Key Point:

- Complicate your villains. They’re not just Evil McEvilpants. 

That’s it for now, but like anything else in writing, antagonists have a lot of possibility and exceptions. But that was your basic rundown on the things to consider when making a complicated antagonist. 

~Penemue

Hospital Jargon (as explained by an American floor nurse)

Writing something that takes place in a hosptial? Consider this list of phrases to add a sense of realism:

HOSPITAL LIFE:

Report/ in report: When one nurse hands their patients off to another

PACU can f*ck right off until 1930, we’re in report.

Sign-Out: When one doctor/resident hands their patients off to another

*returning page* “Are they dying? I’ve barely gotten sign-out here

EPIC- Electronic charting system. Literally any electronic charting system. Does not have to be Hyperspace/supplied by the EPIC corporation to be called this.

Hey, could you put those vitals in EPIC for me since you’re already logged in?

Bed 45/46-2/47-1/48/etc…: how we refer to patients, by their bedspace number, denoted “room-bed”.

Hey Nikki, do you remember what 45-2′s blood sugar was?

Assignment: The patients any one particular medical professional has responsibility for- be they a nurse, doctor, aide, respiratory therapist, physical therapist, etc…

My assignment is rooms 43-45, how about you?

The Board: Where the status of the patients on your floor get listed, including who is to be discharged, who has certain needs, and the day’s expected admissions. Used to be a physical white board, but now is electronic. Usually used to talk about how many patients a floor is about to admit.

“Jeeze, did you see they just put four new patients on our board? We’ve already got 16- call the nursing supervisor.”

Flexed up: Taking more patients than you’re staffed for on a floor

Well, we’re staffed for 15, but they ‘found’ three more bedspaces so they’re flexing us up tonight.

Code/Call a code/They’re coding: A Code Blue. When a patient’s heart stops on The Floor and everyone shows up to practice CPR and transfer them to The Unit.

They’re coding, get a crash cart to 75-2 and call a code blue

Rapid/Call a rapid/Rapid response team: Almost a code, but their heart is still beating. For hospitals who have a separate “Rapid Response” nursing team. Two Crit Care nurses show up and handle things. Also who you call if you and everyone else on your floor can’t get an IV.

They have an INR of 9.5 and the doc doesn’t want to do anything- I’m gonna call a rapid.

Float/they’re floating you: When you don’t have enough patients on your floor so the nursing supervisor sends you to a different, unfamiliar one.

They’re making me float to 9C. Again. Can you believe that??

Full: Can’t take any more patients, either due to physical space or nursing staff.

Tell the nursing supervisor to stop putting patients on our board- we’re full

Clinic: Outpatient. Where you want your patients to be.

Tell them we’ll see them in Clinic in three days. They have no medical need to be here anymore and they know it.

KINDS OF PATIENTS:

Contacts/isolations: Any patients who’s rooms you have to don a gown, gloves, mask, and/or respirator to enter.

Are you sh*tting me? I have five patients today and four of them are isolations.

Frequent flyer- Someone who, for medical or social reasons, just can’t seem to stay out of the hospital

Did you hear Darlene is back?” “Yeah, we’re officially engraving her name on the Frequent Flyer wall of fame

Crump/Crumpy/Crumper: Colloquial term for patients who are medically unstable/at a lower level of care than they need/will be transferred to The Unit when a bed becomes available or when the inevitably code, whichever comes first.

73′s a crumper if I’ve ever seen one. Rapid’s in there working her now.

‘Seeker: Someone in the hospital with their own agenda, but who largely has no medical need to be there and will threaten to sign out AMA (even though they’ve been discharged four times and keep refusing to go) if they don’t get what they want- be it drugs, social interaction, or over-the-top waitressing. Will probably threaten to give a horrible review of the hospital on their social media platform of choice and mention you by name if they don’t get what they want.

49′s a total seeker. When she’s not begging for pain meds, you’re getting her crackers, juice, tea, hot packs, cold packs, everything you could think of. I didn’t sit down all night and my other patients slept pretty much the whole night. Give her some percocet and get her the hell out of here before I have to deal with her again tonight.

Heavy: A patient that takes up a disproportionate amount of your time, but usually for a legitimate reason.

Dr. P’s patients are really heavy. Something’s always going on with them and they have tubes coming out of everywhere that need care of some kind every hour… I had two of his patients today and I’m so tired… could we break up the assignment for the next shift please?

HOSPITAL PLACES:

The Floor: Medical and Surgical floors, sometimes specialty floors- basically anywhere that’s not the ED, Psych, or The Unit. These have higher staffing ratios (more patients per nurse) and lower patient acuity than The Unit

They didn’t really need a bed on the Unit so they were transferred to the Floor

The Unit: The Intensive Care Unit. Where crumpy patients go, comes in the following flavors (though smaller hospitals may have just one): MICU (medical), SICU (surgical), PICU (pediatric), TICU (trauma), NICU (neonatal), NICU (neurological), BICU (burn), and Stepdown (in the days after an ICU discharge).

They weren’t doing so hot, so we called a rapid and had them sent to The Unit.

The ED: The Emergency Department. Oh dear lord it is not called the ER.

They’re sending up that new admit from the ED in like 5 mins, do you have the room ready?

PACU: Post Anesthesia Care Unit, where people are stabilized after surgery.

PACU’s calling again, they’re backing up and need to give report.” 

THE NURSING HIERARCHY:

Director of Nursing: One Nurse to rule them all. Directs all facets of nursing, from training to hiring to staffing to quality improvement.

Nursing Supervisor: One nurse to rule them all… on a given shift. The nursing supervisor assigns patients to nursing units and makes sure everywhere is staffed accordingly.

Nurse Manager: In charge of the general staffing and personnel management of a particular floor, including scheduling, patient satisfaction, staff development, and service recovery.

Charge Nurse/Charge: The “shift manager” of nursing. Has final say on a lot of things you don’t want to be the bad guy on, as well as creating assignments/checking the crash cart, and submitting service requests when the nurse manager isn’t there. Also has a patient assignment.

Staff nurse: The nurses who do assessments, pass meds, start IVs, carry out orders, give updates to doc’s, chart, manage a patient’s day, make sure they get to tests/procedures on time with the right paperwork, and are overall responsible for managing patient care and providing first-line response to issues that arise throughout the shift.

Nurse Aide/Nurse Tech: Provides the majority of basic patient care. Counts intake and output, gets blood sugars and vital signs, sets up rooms for new admits, cleans and clothes patients, gets blood and urine samples, transports patients if necessary. Staff nurses are responsible for this when aides/techs are not available.

Would someone please add the Medical Hierarchy if you know it? I don’t feel I know it well enough to do it justice. Thanks!

A lot of stories of wlw discovering their sexuality later in life focus around denial. Stories of obviously being into girls, but pretending it wasn’t attraction. Stories of your puppy crushes on your best girl friend, your female teacher, the cute girl in your class, that you told yourself was anything but a crush but retrospectively definitely was.

That’s great, and sharing “baby gay” stories is lots of fun, but it isn’t applicable to all wlw. For some, they had no stories from their childhood/teen years that involved repressed feelings for girls. Their attraction to them truly is a recent thing, something very “sudden”. If that applies to you, it’s easy to think you’re faking it, because if you were really a wlw, wouldn’t you have signs of it earlier on?

The answer is: not necessarily.

There’s no time limit for discovering your love of women. Even if you were alive for 20, 30, 40, 80 years without having any attraction to women, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for it to happen now. For some people (but not everyone!) sexuality can be fluid, and you can discover and nurture a side of you previously unknown to you.

Maybe you were never really into boys but only recently figured out that you were into girls instead. Maybe you were married for 20 years and after your divorce, you fell in love with a woman. Maybe you never met a girl that’s “your type” but now that you have, you’re falling for her, and hard. Maybe your best friend coming out to you made you see her in a new light that you had never considered before. Maybe your partner realizing she was a trans woman opened your mind to to the possibility of loving a woman, because you love her as a person and you realized that gender is no barrier to that. Maybe you recently came to terms with being a trans woman, and your newfound comfort in your gender identity gave you the chance to explore your sexuality.

No matter what your story, it’s never too late to discover your sexuality. You do not need to have signs of liking women early on in order to be “legitimate”. Even if you never had a reason to believe you were anything but straight, if you find yourself starting to wonder if you’re not, you deserve the space to discover yourself and your identity.

And to other wlw who knew early on: you may be tempted to brush off these women, saying they aren’t really wlw (or not really bi, lesbian, etc.) or that they give a negative impression of the community overall, but try to be understanding. Our journeys do not all look the same. Be understanding of your fellow wlw even if they discovered themselves at a different pace. Someone’s past does not necessarily dictate their present, or their future.

can we please stop acting like abuse only happens in romantic or familial relationships? platonic relationships can be incredibly toxic and unhealthy, and just because you’re strictly friends with someone doesn’t mean they can’t abuse you.

  • if your friend hits you, for whatever reason, they are abusive.
  • if your friend makes you do whatever they want and makes you feel guilty for trying to give your opinion, they are abusive.
  • if your friend makes you feel bad for trying to talk to them about your feelings, they are abusive.
  • if your friend tells you that you’re stupid, ugly, worthless, ect., they are abusive.
  • if your friend gets mad at you for hanging out with people they don’t like, they are abusive.
  • if your friend tries to make you feel guilty for cancelling plans when you had a legitimate reason (like health issues, homework, family drama, ect.), they are abusive.
  • if your friend pressures you to do things that you aren’t comfortable with, they are abusive.
  • if your friend purposely makes you feel bad about yourself or makes you feel guilty for the things you like and do, they are abusive.
  • if your friend touches you in a sexual or sensual way without your consent, they are abusive. even if they do it “jokingly.” even if you’re both straight members of the same gender. and especially if they keep doing it after you make it clear that you’re uncomfortable. (this is a big one)

keep an eye out for red flags in your platonic relationships just like you would in a romantic relationship. if you have a friend who does any of the things on this list, please talk to them about it. let them know that their behavior is hurting you and is not okay. and if they don’t get better, cut them out of your life. letting go of toxic people is an act of self care, and you are not selfish or cruel for cutting ties with someone who hurts you. 

Can pro-choice people please start normalizing abortion as an option in non-dire circumstances?

I know that it can be hard when so much of the conversation around this issue centers on whether or not abortion constitutes baby murder, so people always wind up arguing pro-choice with the most extreme examples, circumstances where you can argue that a person would have to be a monster to insist the woman had to carry out the pregnancy.

And I acknowledge that there are also a lot of people who are only pro-choice in the event of those dire circumstances, who only see it as an acceptable option when the situation is extreme. 

But for the people who believe that a person should ALWAYS have the right to dictate what happens to their body, that circumstances are subjective and legally irrelevant, and that a clump of rapidly dividing cells is not more important than the life and livelihood of the fully-formed human being it is growing inside of… 

Can we please start normalizing the idea that teenagers and rape victims are not the only ones who have legitimate reasons to get an abortion?

Alternative, equally legitimate reasons include:

  • they can’t afford to support a(nother) child
  • they can’t provide a safe, stable environment
  • they might want children, but good gods not right now!
  • having a baby would mean derailing their life
  • they just don’t want children (and/or think that bringing a child into a world where they are unwanted would be cruel)
  • pregnancy and childbirth would be psychologically damaging (such as for trans men experiencing body dysphoria)
  • they rely on medication which can’t be taken while pregnant

There are LOTS of reasons why a person might choose to get an abortion (or even just consider it), and from a pro-choice perspective, all of them should be equally valid.