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ask-the-holiday-nightguards  asked:

Okie. I think it was yours that was about Lance's about Lance's home life with the abusive father. And that got me thinking about a different take on it. What if, his father promised his mother a lot of things. Going to college (if they could) after he did. Never having to work a day in her life after he couldn't send her to college. Getting to go on a vacation after they raise enough money and then not being able to do that ect. (1/2)

After Lance turns 13, he hears his parents argue every night about funds and gets the brute end of it. With him being the one who has to care for his younger siblings because his older siblings have all left for different reasons. Ending is up to you (2/2)
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Oh okay!! This is really cool and interesting. I hope you like it!!
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We all have little problems about ourselves that we just can’t help. Some people have a problem with lying, while others may have trouble with stealing. Lance’s dad problem was always making promises. More specifically, promises he couldn’t keep. Ever since Lance could remember, he could always hear his dad making promises to his mama.
“Mi amor, I promise that when the kids go off to college, I’ll do the same. Get an education to create a better living for ourselves.”
“Marcia, I promise you that I will take you and our family on a grand vacation. Take a break from the beach and go somewhere with grassy plains and mountains as far as we can see.”
But he would never keep them. It wasn’t his fault really. It just that all the promises he made had something to do with money. Money they didn’t have. Lance knew this from the late night arguments that would often wake him and his younger siblings awake. He would round them all up, and tuck them back into their shared bed, whispering small reassurances, lulling them to sleep. Lance would then creep down the stairs, wincing every time the old wooden steps creaked underneath his feet. He slowly lowered himself on the stairway, sitting on the steps. He could see the shadows of his mom and dad in the kitchen, safe from their view.
“Diego, we can’t afford this. We’re struggling to pays the bills as is, and we were late last month. We can’t keep doing this.”
“Marcia, it will be okay! I promise-”
“No!! I’ve had it with your ‘promises!’ The promise you never keep, that fill me with false hope!” His mother hisses.
“Well what do you expect me to do? I’m doing everything that I can! If Lance would grow up and get a job, he could help the family out!”
“You know that Lance does plenty around the house. He the oldest now since his older siblings left and gotten married! He watches the younger kids. He helps me so much. Cooks dinner, cleans, puts the children to rest. What more can he do?”
“He can get. A. Job. Something to get money from! Work at the local market or farm! He could put that prodigy brain of his to use and find a way to make money!Anything!”
Lance shakily let out a breath. He eyes began to sting, and he could feel the water begin to form. He would do anything to help his family.
Marcia let out a long sigh. “We will work this out, Diego. But for now, let’s get back to bed. We’re lucky we didn’t wake the children. Again.”
Lance held his breath as he listen to his parents footstep fade away to their bedroom. Lance let a few tears escape as he slowly made his way back to bed, legs lightly shaking and his jaw set. He would find a way to help provide for his family. Even if it killed him.
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A few days later, Lance walked down the sandy beaches of his home to get the mail that his mother asked him to. His hands were in his pockets as he kicked up sand and whistled a random tune. When he got to their rusty old mailbox, he brushed away the dust and the beginnings of a cobweb. When he reached in to retrieve the mail, he felt a thick envelope. Curious, he took it out, flipping it around him in hands, trying to find the addressor. With wide, disbelieving eyes, he ran his fingers over the top the envelop. Addressed to him personally was a letter from the Garrison.

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(Hint hint wink wink: this melts in with my Prodigy Lance Fic near the end)*****

The military has rates of gender dysohoria four times the national average.

The military is often the only available employer for large sections of this country, and is the only way most poor kids will ever get a college education without taking on ludicrous amounts of debt.

If your Hot Radical Take is that trans people shouldn’t be in the military to begin with I need you to shut the fuck up.

yo this is a shout-out to people who had to leave school early and didn’t get their school certificate: you’re doing great. you’re not stupid or worthless or anything else people might say. i’m seventeen and i’m never getting my hsc, but i’m still going to university. just not yet. and if you never go to university, that’s okay too!

teachers make a massive deal out of the hsc/finals, and it’s still important, but it’s not the be-all end-all of your life, or even your career. yes, it’s easier to get into your preferred university if you scored well, but there are plenty of other ways to get a tertiary education.

if you’ve left school before finals, for mental health or financial issues or whatever, i’m so proud of you for still being here! someone probably should’ve told you this already, but just in case they didn’t: you are worth so much more than a grade on a paper (and so am i)

anonymous asked:

when actors will stop putting their foot in their mouths regarding fandom culture?//imo calling them out only accomplishes so much. the actors (and show runners) need to educate themselves & get involved to really understand. Calling them out usually just gets them to shut up, which is good, but doesn't really fix the problem. Actors need to get a crash course in fandom & shipping when they get hired imo. And not by the JD type that just wants to scare them w/mpreg!

This is why showrunners need to be most informed. Another reason I blame JD over everyone else, he’s manipulated the fan and sterek narrative from the very beginning. Controlling not only what the cast saw, but how they invested it and then told them what to feel about it. And we have several cast receipts of that. Don’t ever let people try to convince you JD is innocent.

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You being here makes the world a better place. 

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You deserve good things.

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lance stans realizing that tyler labine saying hunk won’t be getting all that much character development in the next two ‘seasons’ is most likely because they’ll be focusing on lance’s arc….

A quick FYI for non pacific islanders for Moana
  • Even though you only know Hawaiians doesn’t mean she’s just Hawaiian, and yes, there are more islanders than just Hawaiians.
  • Her name isn’t Mo-wah-nuh, its Mo-AH-NAH. Honestly don’t even get me started on this one.
  •  Polynesian isn’t a language. Polynesia is a large group of islands that have their own distinct language, rich culture, and customs. There’s Samoa, Tonga, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, Easter Islands, etc…
  •  Moana isn’t one race she’s everything mixed into one because there are too many cultures to just base her off of just one island.
  • Maui, as you might have guessed isn’t based off of just one legend either.
  • Maui’s “War Dance” is called the Haka and they do that dance to scare their enemies before battle.
  • Fun fact: Moana means Ocean
  • Please don’t group all of the Pacific Islanders and their cultures into one.
  • Another Fun fact: Pacific Islanders are some of the best navigators of the Ocean to have ever lived. There has even been evidence of them being the first to travel to America. sorry not sorry Columbus.
  • And last but not least, PLEASE LOVE MOANA AND GO AND WATCH IT IN ALL ITS GLORY 
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a major reason for the illogical & unscientific HIV-specific laws: lack of education.

it’s much easier to advocate for this kind of punitive legislation when people are ignorant of how HIV functions - if a person believes the virus can be transmitted by a stray touch or a kiss or a public restroom or a shared cup of coffee, they are a lot more likely to buy into fearmongering. quarantine, criminalisation, and other oppressive policies become “reasonable” when the risk seems immensely palpable, if HIV seems to be around any unknown corner, and HIV+ people seem the villainous and willing protectors of a terrifying virus.

serophobia remains so ubiquitous in part because anyone can be misinformed or uninformed about HIV/AIDS, regardless of identity or politics or location. policies that harm HIV+ people are seen as “natural” and “normal” by extension of that ignorance.

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lance has a lot of proud parents after he no-scoped that prison guard

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Happy Earth Day everyone. Remember this year we march for science, so wherever you are, however you can, please get involved. Science serves us all, it protects our air and water, preserves our planet, saves lives, creates new industries, puts food on our tables, educates the next generation, and safeguards our future. We all have a voice and we can only bring about change if we band together to use it.