Lestat: *Artfully draped over a velveteen chaise lounge wearing nothing but a deep blue silk robe, he holds a Swarovski crystal glass full of blood in one hand and throws the other over his eyes* I’m not being dramatic.
Self-adhesive medical tape is one of my new favorite things. I wrap it around the tips of my fingers like a thimble type deal. It doesn’t stick to your skin but stays on your fingers; you can type with it on, and it’s imfuckingpossible to pick while wearing it. You can get a buttload for $12 on amazon here.
2) These fuckers
Look dumb? Heck yeah they do. I use them for mirrors, ‘cause we all know how tricky those are. They occupy both your hands, you can twist them into shapes like the 5-year-old you are, and if both your hands are playing with it, they aren’t skimming your face. You can buy three for $10 here.
3) Whatever the fuck these are
don’t even know what to call them tbh; my therapist gave them to me and I use them while at the computer. You roll them around on your fingers and the spikes sting ever so slightly so be careful if you regularly pick your fingers, but the sensation replaces the sensation you might expect from picking and keeps you aware of your hands so they don’t stray to your skin like the sneaky fuckers they are. You can get a pack of ten for $10 here.
I’ll update with more later on, but these are the main ones I’ve had real success with. The trick is to use them consistently around your typical trigger areas or situations where you pick the most often, so your brain learns to associate those things with the fidget and not with picking. As always, if anyone else has tricks or fidgets that really work for them, don’t hesitate for a nanosecond to add on. Happy healing, you gorgeous little shits you!
5e, party is a halfling monk, human paladin, and a dragonborn fighter. We have been pursuing the agents of a nefarious secret society in Waterdeep, and have just encountered one unexpectedly while out shopping.
DM: You see Ludvig [the guy we’re after] handing a coin purse to a back alley vendor. He’s looking around to make sure he’s not being watched. As you see him, he sees you and bolts down the street.
Monk (OOC): Hey, [DM]? Be honest with me: is this a chase sequence? City streets, back alleys, rooftops, dodging through crowds?
DM: …Yeah, why?
Monk (OOC): Is there anything especially cool that happens in this chase?
DM: Not really.
Monk (OOC): Perfect. How far away is Ludvig from me?
DM: One hundred feet.
Monk (OOC):Perfect. I’m going to save us all a half hour of dice rolling then.
Monk: I move 35 feet, use a ki point to dash another 70, and use my attack to crane kick Ludvig in the back of the knees with my full momentum. (rolls to hit, succeeds)
DM: *rolls* …Jeeeesus Christ.
DM: …I assume all of you have skinned a knee before?
DM: The rest of the party sees nothing but a blur before Ludvig’s legs are taken out from under him as he’s running full speed. He skins his knees, his hands and arms, and his face on the cobblestone as he skids fifteen feet face-down across the pavement. He is unconscious and bleeding out.
Fighter: I guess I’m gonna go interrogate that back alley dealer.
As a Mercy main I believe many of you don’t spam healing. There are many (toxic/trolls) players that don’t specifically use genji to spam healing even if they don’t need it. I realized that most of you Genji mains have a reputation ruined because of memes :’) but I will heal you when I see your hp low or when you tell me to do so once. Also after healing just say “Thank you” (it’s not hard to be thankful) that’s all what healers ask for. ♡
i took a screencap of this healing moment cause i lov the wonderland gorls treating darling like a fellow wonderland gorl and playing CARDS that’s so cute but i’ve just noticed the poker chips on the floor?? holy shit lizzie maddie and darling are canonically leading an underground gambling ring at ever after high
We need female-only atheist spaces. Women are affected by patriarchal religions in some really harmful, sex-specific ways that need to be discussed away from obnoxious white male atheists. I’ve had enough Bill Maher and Richard Dawkins quotes for one lifetime.
I want to talk about how being taught that the all powerful God is a man fucks up your sense of self worth and self esteem.
I want to talk about how being raised in a religion where men are the only figures of authority affects women’s self image and belief in their capabilities as leaders.
I want to talk about the fact that in the Catholic Church, priests get a salary and nuns don’t, and how there’s no equivalent of the Pope for nuns.
I want to talk about how the most important and well known woman in Christianity is given value and spiritual importance because of her virginity and acts as a passive vessel in a way that no man in Christianity does.
I want to talk about how Catholic women would have ten or twelve kids because the Church wouldn’t let them use birth control and how this literally killed women.
I want to talk about how Christianity claims to be pro-life, but women can’t get abortions in Catholic hospitals even if they will literally die without one.
I want to talk about the horrors of the Magdalene Laundries and polygamy and honor killings and arranged marriages to men twice or three times their age and all the other shit women are put through in the name of religion.
This isn’t even MENTIONING all the shit that lesbians have to deal with. We need better atheist spaces online, ones that emphasize healing and unlearning harmful shit over posting the same quotes from the same white men and the same memes that boil down to “Lol religious people are stupid”
“May I?” Lady Lunafreya asked. She held out her hand.
“Are you… offering to heal me?” Prompto asked, hesitant.
Everyone was watching him. He shifted nervously and brushed a lock of hair out
of his face. “I’m really grateful but, uh. No thanks? I’m not hurt. But—but I
appreciate the offer!” The last thing he wanted was for the Oracle—for Noctis’
friend, the person who had pushed him to meet Noct in the first place—to think
But Lunafreya didn’t seem to hear. Her arm didn’t waver. “Please.”
Everyone was still watching. Noctis, with his head cocked to
the side. Ignis, quietly observing. Gladio, arms crossed, making sure nobody got
too close to the Oracle or the King. Prompto didn’t want to be the odd one out.
Lunafreya’s hand looked warm and inviting. So he took it.
Within seconds, Prompto was doubled over, something acidic
and awful falling from his lips.
The sensation of throwing up had always been unpleasant.
This was awful.
Despite all that, Lunafreya clutched his hand. Her grip was
surprisingly tight, even as Prompto bent over, his free hand on his knee in a
last ditch effort to stay upright.
He heaved and heaved and heaved.
All he saw was black.
Ok I’m just throwing this out there, I don’t think you all understand how important it is that Ten rests properly before returning to NCT. Ten had knee surgery, the slightest thing can really mess him up for life.
My Papa had surgery on his knee when I was younger, I wasn’t allowed to play with him or sit on his lap or have him make me something anymore, for a long time. And long story short, my Papa had a construction company, and he went back to work too soon and he’s basically crippled now. He had to shut the company down, because he couldn’t work it anymore. And that really fucked my family’s life up, him having to shut it down because of his post operation injury.
Ten loves what he does, he genuinely enjoys dancing, even back when he was home in Thailand his goal was to be an idol. He needs to rest properly, to make a full recovery could take a few months to a year. ‘Feeling fine’ doesn’t mean he isn’t at risk of injuring himself again.
Don’t push for his return, support him while he rests, aside from him at risk of literally crippling himself, you complaining about him returning to NCT could rob him of what he loves if he hurts himself more.
Wait for him.
because of the free overwatch weekend, i’ve been seeing a lot of new players and it’s been great
for the following reasons:
-i get away with a lot of headshots cuz new players don’t seem to…move around as much
-seriously. i think they severely underestimate my health or overestimate their own health…which is something i did when i first started playing too, so no judgement
-people also don’t seem to have much aim… I’m not dying more than once, and it’s mostly due to six people cornering me or sort of hitting me with their wandering shots
-I’ve been getting a lot of objective time because…i think new players don’t know or care that you’re not just here to kill as many people as possible, lmao
-but then again, some of our experienced players don’t seem to know that either
-people don’t hound me about being DPS or a defense hero or bitch about strats
-which is something i wish experienced players would do too but whatever
-no one switches heroes either but that’s alright
-everyone spams their hellos
-I keep sniping enemy snipers…and instead of learning their lessons, they keep coming back as snipers, determined to beat me at my own game…
-which is…not a good idea but it means more fun for me
-people switch to heroes i know they’d be worse at, like if i kill a lucio who’s new at the controls and is running like a spaz off of maps, he switches to…tracer…
-also, in general, newer players just don’t know abilities or counters as well, and uh, that’s been fun to use from map to map…where it’s more advantageous to be certain heroes over others….
-an example of the previous point is that i spent an entire map of anubis harassing a bastion as a mei…and i would never be able to do that to a normal player…cuz this bastion didn’t seem to remember that it could heal…or go turret mode
-or that it could hide in the corners of anubis, not sit right in fucking front of objective a
-symmetras don’t need to aim, and yet, they seem to forget that they need to get a certain distance for their guns to work…
-i just saw a mccree roll off a cliff
-a hanzo thought he was some hot shit, shooting arrows at me from a bush. i just stared at him for a few seconds before tossing a sleep dart in there
-in general it’s just been fun cuz new players don’t take themselves seriously and are just trying to have some fun and i dig it. i’ve had a few people talking on mic sounding waaaay to friendly for regular overwatch players, lmao.
-plus they say thank you every time i heal them.
-like…regular overwatch players don’t appreciate that kind of shit anymore.
Context: I’m dming an entirely new campaign and a friend of mine knows next to nothing about DnD
Friend: I’m gonna be a high elf sorceress
Me: okay cool
Friend: And I’m gonna have Ray of Frost and be a cryomancer
Me: okay cool, but that’s not a thing
Friend: and every time I cast it I’m gonna sing let it go
Me: suddenly not cool and I would prefer you didn’t
Friend: her name is gonna be Elsa
Human cleric: if you do I’m never healing you