here have some feels with your feels

anonymous asked:

hello!! do you know of any ways to stop feeling invalid with your kins? i don't know how to feel about this stuff, but i'm in this group blog in which all of us are kin with a certain fictional character from a video game, but i feel like all of the others are much more valid than myself, and that i just don't belong with any of them... i don't have any kin memories either, but i really wish i did.

that’s a problem most of us have. i know i’m victim to it often, so here are some things i do to help myself feel better:

  • indulge in your canon. let yourself get lost in your old home, friends, family, etc
  • remind yourself of how you’re like your kintype and how you came to think of yourself as them
  • if you have feelings about events in your canon or people you knew, those can also be memories (such as affection for an old friend, missing your old home, etc). list them.
  • ask your friends or the others in the blog for reassurance.
  • get into a kin shift (i explain how to do this a few posts down)

if the blog is making you feel invalid or fake often, you should probably leave it. any followers should add on with ways that help them!

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How To Feel Better More Okay.

1.) take a nap; sleep is good for the soul, and it’s a way better idea than doing something destructive. 2.) make some tea, or coffee, or whatever your favorite is today. 3.) go see a friend, even if you don’t feel like it… we are so lucky to have people in our lives that care. 4.) have a one person dance party. 5.) go through your closet. try on different outfits. (optional: take a ridiculous amount of selfies.) 6.) going off of the last point: dress up. feel cute. be extra. 7.) watch your favorite old movies. 8.) take yourself out on a date. 9.) let’s be real here; let yourself cry it out. 10.) accept that even though you may not be 100% okay right now, you believe in yourself enough to work towards it. be proud of yourself for feeling.

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You too can have a thing

Sometimes when you’re aromantic (or some types of asexual) you can feel like everybody’s doing romantic relationships except you. The world says you’re lonely without romance or you’ll never be happy without coupling up, and sometimes it can feel like they’re right.

As an ace/aro who’s fulfilled without a partner, I’m here to say romance doesn’t have to be your thing and you don’t have to feel inferior. There are many worthwhile experiences in life and many kinds of love. You can find your thing.

It’s fine if your thing is pizza.

tasks for the tired witch

I am always stuck trying to balance my professional life and my magickal one, which seems to stress me out WAY more than it should, but I’ve recently discovered that you don’t have to do anything huge for it to be magickal. 

If you want to do something witchy but just don’t have the energy, here’s a few things you can try that either take little effort or that you probably would have been doing anyway:

  • take a bath or shower - dedicate it to washing the stress and negativity of the day away
  • eat food - ground and recharge yourself
  • if you feel like cooking - charge your ingredients before adding them to the mix 
  • light a candle, incense, or plug in your wax warmer - let the scent help keep your space cleansed and free of negative energy while you sit there and chill 
  • meditate - turn on some relaxing music and just close your eyes for a while 
  • and lastly, get some sleep! 

feel free to reblog and add your own suggestions c:

8 Studyblrs to motivate you this New Year

Originally posted by twelveslapels

As I slowly become more active on tumblr I thought I’d check out some new blogs to motivate me and wow did I hit the jackpot!

Whether I need a cute aesthetic to get me inspired, on-point advice and facts, or relatable quotes and life posts - here’s some people who do it amazingly. Prepare for a love-in! ♥️

@juliebunny-study  A neat aesthetic and a lil bit of français for motivation and inspiration.

@write-read-study  Cute, mixed blog with tips, images and, my true love: quotes

@howtogrowthefuckup  Finally!! Some useful succinct advice! Helps decode the unspoken “adult bible”. 

@sophocused  Lilac aesthetic to soothe your procrastination woes

@bulletjournaljungle Feel some handwriting envy, or feel inspired to make your notes more artsy. 

@emmastudies  Get some amazingly useful advice from someone who   seems to have seen it all!

@studywithcat  The friendliest blog for any questions, big or small, with cute pics amongst the asks. 

@intprocrastinationstudy   I feel so at home amongst the procrastination and realism of this blog, its just so bloody real   

(Should I be cringing at myself? *puts relevant gif below for distraction* )

Originally posted by theemotionmachine

anonymous asked:

Mysme react to MC being a youtuber and join MC for a video? Like a boyfriend tag video?

Some of the questions in the boyfriend tag, we all know the answer and some of them have a different answer (like the hair color)
To make things more interesting she’ll pick a paper with the question randomly
Thank you for your request!
I hope you like it!

Please feel free to send me a feedback, if this is NOT what you wanted, I’ll do it again in no time!
Any mistakes, report to me

My requests are still open! Please feel free to send your request( HERE it’s my do’s and dont’s)

Jumin

  • What is a youtuber? You’ll have to explain to him.
  • He doesn’t think it’s a good idea such exposure
  • But when he sees you doing a video, he’s happy about it
  • You seem so happy, so energetic
  • It’s a good sight.
  • You asked him to appear in the “boyfriend tag”
  • He sees it as one opportunity to show everyone that you’re his
  • After some questions, you picked one and read out loud
  • “What is my best friend’s name?”
  • “Elizabeth the 3rd”
  • You laugh, it’s better to not say anything
  • Ok, another one
  • “Complete this sentence “My girlfriend is…”
  • "You’re my wife, not my girlfriend”
  • He’s no fun

Yoosung

  • He knows he has seen your face in some place!
  • He’s subscribed to your channel, he thinks you’re pretty funny!
  • He’ll secretly want to appear on your videos..But will not say anything
  • When you ask him to do a boyfriend tag
  • He’s so happy!t’s his dream!
  • After a lot of questions that Yoosung answered without hesitating 
  • “If i go away to some place, where would i go?”
  • “Mc…Are you leaving?”
  • Yeah, he’ll cry
  • He will take this questions too seriously

Jaehee

  • “This is like..Your fan club?" 
  • No, it’s my subscribers Jaehee
  • She doesn’t want to appear in a video, it’s too personal
  • She’ll know everything that you asked her, but she wasn’t comfortable knowing a lot of people are watching it
  • Please, respect her privacy
  • She can answer anything that you want
  • But the camera can’t be here

707

  • He’ll spread your videos like a virus
  • This work, your subscribers are only going up!
  • This is good!
  • When you asked him to appear in the boyfriend tag,  he’s not sure about it…People cannot see him like that
  • Then he put a bag on his face
  • Problem solved!
  • Hey, guys, this is my boyfriend bagged face
  • 10/10 
  • "Ok Seven..Next question.What is my eyes color?”
  • “Do you have eyes?”

V

  • Well …He doesn’t watch your videos, he can see a little, but this is not enough
  • He feels bad for it, it’s something that you love to make and he’s not even watching it
  • So when you asked him if he could be in the video
  • He agrees without thinking, he feels good about it
  • V is such a good person, he answered  everything correctly
  • “Do I often make you angry?”
  • “You never made me angry love..”
  • Is this possible?This guy is calmer as shit

Zen

  • Oh, you’re famous on the internet
  • An opportunity to appear on a video?This is good
  • He loves to make an appearance at everything
  • But he doesn’t know…Why is this all about you?
  • People want to know about him!
  • No Zen.
  • “Ok Zen..What eyes color did you wish I had?”
  • “I think i’m perfect like this”
  • “It’s about me..Not you”
  • “Next question.” He says,smiling to the camera
  • While you’re looking at his face, wanting to cut that damn rat tail off

Saeran

  • NO
  • He isn’t going to be in this ridiculous thing
  • He doesn’t like those people that watch you..Those comments, compliments, he hates it
  • Yeah, he’s jealous
  • But you’re insisting and insisting
  • He says that he’ll do it, but only if the video was live
  • And then it was, you were picking some papers, he’s answered (But he doesn’t say how you two met, you must know why)
  • Then HE picks up one paper
  • “What is our favorite sex position..This is an easy one”
  • WHAT?THAT QUESTION DOESN’T EXIST!HE’S MAKING IT UP
  • “Saeran, this is not on this pap—”
  • “I like when MC is bending over–”
  • You finish the video
  • “Never call me for this again. I warned you.”

Feels right to be back in some cold weather ❄️I feel more at peace sitting here listening to the morning than I ever have before. The only tiny slice of encouragement I could say is point your compass toward wholeheartedness.

-- GENTLE REMINDER | PSA

there are days where you just can’t write properly. you have the muse and motivation, but the words won’t come out the way you want them to, and that’s OKAY. it happens with every writer, every roleplayer. you do not have to feel bad for having off writing days. if you don’t want to work on replies but work on your blog, it’s fine. don’t worry about it. everyone gets these days, and it’s okay.

Starting to see blogs that are "the mcmansionhell of" and all I want to say is

Y'all do you because more crap needs to be called out for being well, crap. I’m an architecture/interiors/design person but if you want to take down, say garbage Web UI (like my blog lmao) or auto design or whatever else fascinates you and want some pointers, shoot me a message.

General design blog advice:
- always make sure you’re legally reusing or modifying images. This is huge. Stay within the Creative Commons if you can. Better yet, take your own pictures if you can.

- roast things not people. If you don’t care about people’s feelings, here’s something that will make you feel pretty bad: You can and will get sued. Make up characters in place of real humans. Do not bully ever or I will be eternally disappointed in you. No witch hunts. Luckily for me, houses don’t have feelings. If they did, I’d feel really bad.

- If you want a larger readership I recommend keeping swearing in check. I follow what I call the DAHA rule: damn, ass, hell, and acronyms (‘wtf’, ‘af’, whatever else the kids say these days.)

I do want to say I have seen stolen content from this blog posted without citation. If you want to use one of my pics somewhere send me an email - I’m very chill about it. I hate DMCA takedowns more than anything, and have fielded plenty in order to bring dank content to all because I have a lawyer. Listen to your English teacher: don’t plagiarize. You will get caught.

Finally, if @classical-vinyl follows you, it’s me. (I first got a Tumblr in college to catalog my records because I’m very boring in real life.)

Happy blogging,
K8

Edit- Protip: I always tweet back (@mcmansionhell)
Stop the Hate

The next time you feel the need to say something mean or unkind, or feel the need to point out people’s flaws or feel like you have to publicly disparage or humiliate someone, take a second to read this. It’s a reminder that stopping the hate in this world starts with us. Right here, right now. 

If you don’t have something nice to say, put the phone down, take your hands off the keyboard.  Don’t reply with a snotty comment, don’t hit send on that anonymous ask, don’t retweet the bullshit.  Go for a walk, watch a cat video, sing your favorite song at the top of your lungs, do anything but spread the hate. Be the better person.  

hey guys heres a terrifying thought

homestuck, john dies at the end, and the adventure zone all have weirdly similar fanbases that are, in some cases, nearly impossible to tell apart

Beginner Witches

I had a request to do a sort of master post to help out all of the baby witches out there who don’t believe in, worship, or want to include any deity(s)
Now this is going to be a bit wordy but bare with me, you can always just send me an ask about a specific question and I’ll answer it that way
My main point will probably be not to follow what any other witch tells you to a t, develop your own craft and do what feels right for you
I most definitely missed some stuff in here and I’m sorry, but again just feel free to message me with any questions you have, or just to say ‘hi' 


Where I started
I first started in High School because I had a Wiccan friend and it made me feel not “crazy”
I had really been into witchcraft since the beginning of Middle School but at the time there wasn’t any sort of social media out there that I was allowed to be on. We had one computer that was in my mom’s bedroom so it wasn’t like I could research witchcraft and I wasn’t able to find a community of witches (whether or not I talk and interact with them because I still don’t) for me to fit in and not feel like that weird kid in school that took Harry Potter too literally
So in High School I was able to ask my friend questions (still didn’t have access to anything, the computer got moved to the kitchen and any time I was on it my mom would sit in the living room and angle herself to see the computer screen) and learn what I could from her. I got a closer look at crystals and tarot through her and she would always do readings for me and my friends and tell us about them. 


What I wished I’d known
You don’t have to be into every “witchy” thing. You don’t have to do tarot, you don’t have to like crystals, you don’t have to be into zodiacs, you don’t have to have a coven, you don’t have to worship any sort of deity to be a witch, you don’t have to have a wand, you don’t have to have all the herbs and candles. You don’t have to have anything but yourself. Also, tarot cards do not have to be given to you as a gift, blessed by a coven leader, or speak to you when you get them in person. I ordered mine on eBay and they work just fine for me. I also wish I had known about all the different types of witchcraft and that it’s okay to follow any which path or none at all, you do you and not what others think is the right way.

Now for what you should know/do when you’re just beginning  


Research!
Do lots of research. Boooring, but it doesn’t have to be! When I say research I mean to learn the common terminology because the majority of the blogs you find aren’t going to explain what stichomancy or a taglock is, they just assume that you know what it is. Find what you’re into and look into that, if you want to do divination look up all the different kinds and find what kinds you want to do and then look up about them. If you’re into herbs, know your herbs, some can absolutely not be consumed and even though they’re used for witchcraft and you think you can burn them and make tea, you CAN’T. Don’t consume any form of herbs without knowing about them. 


Pendulums
Pendulum readings are the easiest kind of divination in my opinion, but they’re not always accurate. The reason why is psychological, if you want a certain answer to be the one, the pendulum will swing in that direction. Why? Your brain starts sending signals to your hand to swing it in the certain direction, and your fingers will be minutely moving to make it do so. This is why it’s not always the best, because when doing readings for people you want to make them happy. So subconsciously you’re wanting to pendulum to answer in a way that will make the person happy and not hurt their feelings or upset them. 


Tools
Tools include pretty much everything, wand, crystals, herbs, tarot cards, candles, basically anything you see that fits the witchy aesthetic. You don’t need them. The items aren’t magical, you make them magical. That necklace you’ve been wearing since you were a kid holds way more power in it than the wand you bought at your local witch shop. I personally don’t like wands, I think they’re silly and I don’t own one nor have I ever used one. And guess what, it’s never inhibited me in anyway. Your intent and your will is way stronger than any tool you can buy. 


Grimoire
A grimoire is one of those things that I will highly recommend. This is your place to put everything, keep track of your crystals, any spells you saw online, color correspondences, herbs, absolutely anything! It doesn’t have to be some fancy leather bound tome handed down through generations. And don’t write it thinking of it as something that’ll get handed down, write it for you and in a way that’ll help you. Personally, I want to one day have some fancy leather bound book that just looks magical, but right now I have a stack of composition books and hundreds of tumblr likes. I plan on splitting my grimoire up into a bunch of mini grimoires and then the massive one. The mini ones will be separated into herbs, sigils, crystals, tarot, runes, spells, curses, and basically anything else that I can categorize. I also will recommend an online copy. It’s way faster to write and if you back it up, no matter what happens you’ll always have it. And for those in the broom closet, it’s much easier to hide.  


Spells/Sigils/Chanting
Copying spells or sigils you see online is perfectly okay, it’s what I do the majority of the time. I will say, however, that when you create your own spell or sigil that it’s more powerful because it comes from you. Not to say that using another person’s doesn’t come for you, but you didn’t put your whole into it when it’s already been done for you. It’s also perfectly okay to substitute anything in a spell for something else, or to just not use it for what ever reason. Chanting, a lot of spells you find call for chanting. The chanting works, I just don’t like it. I feel silly talking out loud like somebody’s going to hear me, I do everything in my head or by writing it out. I’ve never once chanted something out loud and I’ve never had an issue. As long as your intent is in the spell, you’re golden. I’ve seen before to never do a spell until you’ve studied every aspect of the spell and know every little detail about witchcraft, screw that. Do the spell, if your intent is there, once again, then you’re fine. No amount of studying witchcraft will ever make somebody perfect, we’re all still learning. Cursing is also okay, Wicca says that it’s not, if you’re not Wiccan than it’s your personal choice. 


Herbs
I’m going to repeat it, DO NOT consume anything in any way without knowing if it’s okay to do so. I’ve seen potions with herbs in it that are not consumable, but when people think of potions they think of something that you drink. Just always know if an herb is okay to ingest or burn before doing so. 


Crystals
Crystals are one of the biggest scams when buying. Nine times out of ten they’re way over priced or they’re not correctly labeled. So many etsy shops sell “moonstone” but it’s really opalite. If you know your stones and what they look like you can weed out the mislabeling. The prices are still a big thing though. The descriptions will say ultra rare and have a ridiculous price, and then you’ll go on ebay and you can buy the same thing for under $10. Always shop around and know what you’re looking for before buying a crystal.

Just do what feels right to you. Don’t follow others blindly, do your own thing and have fun. If it starts to feel like a chore then take a step back and find your magick again.

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Originally posted by ultearrr

Look at me go wooooo

@happyqueenandgrumpydork

Writing with Emotion

Every avid reader knows that the key to a reader’s heart is to write with emotion. It just seems like a story is worth so much more and there is more at stake when it looks like the writer poured their heart and soul into their work. Even if you don’t think it’s noticeable, even if it’s just the little details that show the emotion, your readers will share the passion if it’s there. Here are some ways to make sure you hit this nail on the head.

Consider how much experience you have with the situation. When we write, we find ourselves invested in the story because we’ve experienced pieces of it ourselves. Even if it’s not written out in black and white, we write what we know; find this seed and work from there.

Don’t be afraid to write your own emotions. You know the feelings are real when they’re feelings you experience while writing it. Let everyone reading know how you feel; put that pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and write everything you feel in this moment.

Consider your character’s emotions. What are they feeling in this moment? Whether or not they’ve experienced this before will give you some hints at their reactions. The possibilities are literally endless here, when the characters and their emotions are of your own creation. You decide how they react - because one way or another, they’re going to react. It could be by crying, screaming, talking, or bottling it all up. Nobody can decide this but you.

Let some of your emotions slip into the narration. After all, we as writers often relate most easily with our main characters. If they are feeling the same thing as us, let us know.

Use more than just dialogue. I promise, unless there are special circumstances, you’re character won’t be passionately talking about something and drop back to an emotionless stump the second they talk. Often they’ll have their thoughts on it - it could be an all-consuming mania if the topic matters enough to them.


That’s all I’ve got for you today, see you next time with another writing post! Until then, much love <3333

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Self-Care Pokemon for anyone who needs them today.

The world isn’t over yet. You’re still here, I’m still here, we’re all still here. So please remember to get some rest, eat some food, drink some water, and don’t feel like you have to bottle all your emotions up. Your feelings are real and valid and you have a right to feel the way you do. But, please remember to take care of yourself. Above all else, take care and stay safe.

SickFic Prompts

I’ve been craving SickFic, so have some prompts and feel free to tag me here at @wordmage because I would love to see your takes on the prompts below. Feel free to add more, or use it for RP/art, whatever. I plan to try and fill them all out, myself.


99.9% Immunity - (character) never gets sick, right? Wrong.

Elephant in the Room - (character) is sick, but for some reason - rank, personality, etc - no one is talking about it

Heroes Don’t Take Sick Days - there’s no time to rest when you have to save the world, so (character) has to push themselves even when miserable

Insult to Injury - as if being injured wasn’t enough, (character) is getting sick too

Ill Timed - it’s the worst possible time for (character) to be sick, but their body didn’t get the memo

Irreplaceable - (character) is the leader/boss and isn’t able to take personal time off, even when they’re under the weather

It’s Nothing - (character) insists they’re fine, right up until they collapse

Medic Down - every group seems to have a primary caretaker. How do they handle it when (character) is the one sick?

Milking It - if (character) has to be sick, they’re at least going to get as much pampering out of others as they can

Not a Word - (character) said they don’t get sick, and isn’t in the mood for anyone to remind them while they recover

No Rest for the Wicked - the big bad (character) has more to worry about than the good guys

Open Secret - everyone knows (character) is sick, but they’re trying so hard no one has said anything

Persuasive Partners - (character) is sick, and refusing to stay put; their partner(s) give them a good reason to stay in bed

Stepping Up - boss/leader (character) is clearly miserable, so the others go out of their way to take as much of their workload as possible

Suffer in Silence - for whatever reason, (character) doesn’t want anyone to know they’re sick, and does everything they can to hide it

Take One Down… - (character) gets sick, and spreads it to the rest of the group

Team Mom/Dad - (character) is the one to always take care of others on the team

The Wolf Cries True - (character) has been known to exaggerate or even pretend they’re sick, only this time they’re telling the truth

This is Your Fault - (character A) was clingy while they were sick, and now (character B) has it

Why Didn’t You Say? - (character) hasn’t been feeling well, making for some uncharacteristic behavior, and their partner(s)/team/friends are much more understanding once they realize why

Each MBTI type....in Therapy:

ESTP: I agree that I have a difficult time with stability and being reliable. Great session Doctor, and my apologies for the scheduling issues. I will try to make it in again this year sometime.

ISTP: In five seconds I will be walking or shooting my way out of your office. Your choice.

ISFP: I feel at peace when I’m around animals and in my art. Your office makes me feel sad. I don’t like the walls. All four of them.

ESFP: I don’t consider myself to have an addictive personality though. I just like some things excessively. Oooh I like your coffee. Its the best cup I’ve had this morning. It’s 9am but I needed to dilute the alcohol from last night.

ESFJ: I am not defensive. You are wrong. I think we are done here.

ESTJ: I noticed your degrees on the wall. Is there a reason you chose counselling? Were the other courses too difficult?

ISTJ: But I don’t have any problems. I’m the most sane person I know.

ISFJ: You are so right! No one notices how much I do for them. They DO take me for granted.

ENFJ: I simply don’t understand why no one takes all my advice! I just have everyones best interests at heart. What? …..No, that is terrible advice. I will figure it out myself.

INFP: I often feel misunderstood and like I feel very different than everyone else. ……no, you are still misunderstanding me. I’m not surprised.

ENFP: This is great. Why did I not come to therapy sooner. I love this. Do you have another hour?

INFJ:…..and how did that experience make you feel, Doctor?

ENTP: …and then I told him to go ahead and shoot the cannonball. The calculations projected it to land…are you listening? I’m getting to the exciting part.

ENTJ: I don’t believe in you. The easter bunny, imaginary as it is, is more useful to me than you are.

INTJ: Feelings? What feelings? I don’t comprehend your inquiries.

INTP: You are asking redundant questions. Also, I can’t talk to someone whose letterhead is outdated and aesthetically unappealing. You should fire your graphics team. Oh. Oh it was you. Ah.

I didn’t mean it

(A/N): I’m kinda a slut for these fics, no shame

Request:  I have a request! Bucky hurts your feelings and you cry (which is something you’ve never done in front of the team) and everyone is shocked and Bucky feels bad and apologizes and stuff? it can be about anything you want! thank you 💕

Warnings: hurt, some swearing, and then comfort


Originally posted by 107th-infantry

   You’d be the first to admit that as of late you’d been a little…rude? Snarky? Bitchy? You’d taken it out on your teammates, snapping at them and making occasional offhanded sarcastic comments here and there but you didn’t think it annoyed anyone too much, in fact they found rather amusing. You were usually such as sweet, nice kind of person but the last week had just been too stressful for you, leading up to your buildup of snarkiness. 

   The comments just flew from your mouth without filter, like you couldn’t control what fell from your lips. You couldn’t control the context they came out as, whether it was anything from slightly sassy to ‘you better shut your mouth before someone shoots you’. For the most part you thought you had remained on the slightly sassy side but apparently you hadn’t. Apparently your constant snark had been getting to the team, especially poor Bucky who had to live with you 24/7.

   He’d tried to be patient, he really had but it was hard when he was so used to having such a sweet, nearly innocent lover and now suddenly you were acting like…well…you were acting like a bitch if he were to put it lightly.

    You were constantly acting rude, with no reason whatsoever, you were always making off-handed comments about someone or something and all together you’d just been kind of awful to deal with. But no one said anything in fear of making you even more angry, so they let it be, up until a certain point that is. 

   You’d just gotten done with a nearly 6 hour long mission full of constant fighting and saving people’s asses so you were more than a little tired and even more stressed out than when you had started. Not only that but you had just spent 6 hours listening to the constant bickering of Tony and everyone else and so your nerves were completely fried. 

   You sunk down onto the quinjet seat, closing your eyes, groaning softly as you do so. After all the fighting you were a little worn down and in dire need of a shower and some food, unfortunately the Avengers had other plans. 

   “We got another mission,” Tony states as he begins flipping switches on the dashboard of the Quinjet. “Just outside of Siberia, you guys up for it?” The team all murmurs in agreement, albeit a bit begrudgingly. Whereas you were tired and in no mood for another mission. 

   “Do we have to?” Your voice is less whiny than intended, instead coming across as straight up bitchy. “Didn’t we just save the entire world a few seconds ago? God it’s like we can’t even catch a-” You don’t finish your statement however as Bucky’s more than harsh voice cuts you off. 

   “God (Y/N)! Don’t you ever shut your mouth!” You flinch at Bucky’s tone, one that had never, ever been used on you before. “We’re all fucking exhausted and we’re not complaining,” You stare up at him in shock, your eyes wide and and mouth agape. “I don’t know what the hell has been wrong with you lately but you’ve been- you’ve been,” Bucky rakes a hand through his hair, biting his lip as he attempts to come up with some word. “You’ve been a bitch! Okay!” You stare up at Bucky for a little while longer the hurt starting to well within your chest.

    Sure you’d been a bit…bitchy as of late but you had good reasoning. You’d been so stressed with school and your Avenger life that it was all seemingly piling atop you, suffocating you and that caused you to lash out at your teammates. But you didn’t feel as though you were a bitch. 

   You sniffle softly as tears start to gather within your eyes, blurring your vision completely. Ashamed, you turn to look at your lap, hoping no one could see the way your eyes were starting to water and turn that ugly shade of red. You paw at your watery lashes and sniffle once again, trying oh so desperately to keep your tears in. 

   “I-I’m sorry,” You squeak out, you’re voice coming out more broken than intended. You felt weak and pathetic as you stood before your teammates crying softly and all because Bucky had insulted you. His words stung, they stung quite a bit but that didn’t mean you could cry over them. After all what kind of an Avenger cries over being called a bitch? You do, that’s who. 

   “Oh god (Y/N),” Bucky sighs as he drops to your side, crouching to your eye level. “Oh my god I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean it-” He attempts to soothe you by running his hand along your cheek, wiping away your falling tears. “I’m so sorry Doll,” You can only sniffle louder, the sting of his words settling deep within your bones, igniting a flame of self-consciousness that you had so far managed to keep controlled. 

   “Am I really that mean?” You try to stop the flow of tears but it seems impossible as they slide down your cheeks effortlessly. “I’ve just been so stressed and I didn’t know how to handle it and-” You trail off as more tears pool from your eyes, making a dirty mess on the hands folded on your lap. 

   “No doll,” Bucky breathes out as he gently wipes your tears away. “God no, I just- I couldn’t stop the words from spilling out of my mouth and I’m so sorry, I promise you aren’t a bitch,” Bucky quickly pulls you against him, yanking you out of your chair and onto his lap. 

   You want to fight against him, struggle out of his grip and go bawl in the bathroom but his arms seemingly tightened around you as the thought crosses your mind that and he was so incredibly warm and comforting. So instead of getting up and fleeing like you so wanted to you curl against him, wrapped your arms around his neck as you helplessly nuzzle against him. 

   You could feel everyone’s eyes on you but you couldn’t bring yourself to care, not after being ‘wounded’ like that. All you could do was nuzzle a bit close to Bucky, relishing in the way his arms would tighten around you and how his chapped lips would leave a series of kisses along your skin, all the while murmuring apologies and words of love. 

   “I’m so sorry doll,” 

   “I promise that you are so kind and sweet,” 

   “I love you so much,” 

   “I’m so so sorry,”  

   You sigh a bit shakily, your tears finally starting to dry. You cuddle a little closer, damn near desperate to be as close as you physically could to Bucky. Sure, his words might have hurt quite a bit (and you were most likely going to keep them in your heart for quite some time) but with the way he was holding you and kissing you and reassuring you you couldn’t help but start to believe him. 

So here are a few great tips for calling your reps, taken from an action group I follow on fb:

“Friends! As some of you know, I used to work on Capitol Hill as the person in charge of all the incoming phone calls to my Senator’s office. I have some insider tips to make calling your reps easier and quicker. 

1. Give your name, city, and zip code, and say “I don’t need a response.” That way, they can quickly confirm you are a constituent, and that they can tally you down without taking the time to input you into a response database. 

2. PLEASE ONLY CALL YOUR OWN REPRESENTATIVES! Your tally will not be marked down unless you can rattle off a city and zip from the state, or are calling from an in-state area code. I know you really want to give other reps a piece of your mind, but your call will be ignored unless you can provide a zip from their district. And don’t try to make this up; I could often tell who was lying very quickly thanks to the knowledge of the state’s geography. Exceptions to this are things like Paul Ryan’s ACA poll which are national. 

3. State the issue, state your position. “I am opposed to ________.” “I am in favor of _______.” “I am opposed to banning the import of phalanges.” I am in favor of a trade deal to lower the price of juice smoothies.“ That’s it. That’s all we write down so we can get a tally of who is in favor, who is against. It doesn’t matter WHY you hold that opinion. The more people calling, the less detail they have time to write down. Help them out by being simple and direct. This keeps calls shorter, allowing more callers through. 

4. Please be nice! The people answering the phones on Capitol Hill already had the hardest job in DC and some of the lowest pay as well, and for a month now their jobs have become absolute murder, with nonstop calls for 9 hours every day. Thank them for their hard work answering the phones, because without them our Senators could not represent us!

What does this sound like?

"Hi, my name is Mark, I’m a constituent from Seattle, zip code 98***, I don’t need a response. I am opposed to banning the sale of blueberries and I encourage the Senator to please oppose implementation of any such ban. Thanks for your hard work answering the phones!”

This is how I wish every caller had phrased their message. It makes it easier for the people answering the phones and takes less time and emotion than a long script. I know that you want to say why, but keeping it short and sweet helps the office answer more calls per hour, meaning more people get heard. The bigger the tally, the more powerful your voice.

Also, when you’re reading off the same script as 100 other callers that day… well…they know what you’re about to say, so you don’t need to use the whole script for your opinion to be heard!

Pick one issue each day, use this format (I am in favor of _____ or I oppose ______), and call your 2 Senators and 1 Representative on their DC and State Office lines, and you’ll be on your way to being heard.”