Yes, we understand that you do not want our virus. We will do everything we can to protect you from our little gift.
But please acknowledge that this “secret” is not any more serious than a common cold– it comes, it goes, it’s sometimes contagious. Actually, now that I think about it, the common cold is probably more serious.
I don’t want your cold any more than you want my herpes. But I wont refuse your presence because you’ve once had a runny nose and a fever.
I will lay by your side when you’re burning up and coughing in January if you’ll lay by my side with this virus in my nerves.
Do you think there will ever be a cure for herpes?
Yes and no. Researchers are actually very close to a ‘cure.’ From my understanding it’s not truly a cure in the sense that the virus is gone from your body. I believe it suppresses the virus to point you can’t pass it on. Similar to how there are now meds that reduce HIV viral load to the point of being undetectable.
Five days until I can bring home my new hognose hatchling! I’m trying to make time pass more quickly by making snakes every day. Today my knitting needles produced a beautiful snecklace (in my favorite colors!), and a small purple and orange grass snake.
Tray of breakfast in hand, Annabeth met the guys over at the usual table where Frank, Leo, Nico, and Jason were already sitting. She put her tray down next to Nico and smiled at him when she took her seat beside him. He smiled back and moved his napkins so she could have room to eat.
She hadn’t had anything since ice cream from the night before and she was starving. A heap of pancakes, a mountain of scrambled eggs, a cup of yogurt, more than her fair share of bacon, and a steaming mug of hot chocolate would hopefully be enough to help her get through the day.
Everyone at the table greeted her, all of them mid-way through finishing their food, and Annabeth ate while they talked. Mark’s words still followed her, even though she was a whole building away from him. At the time, she didn’t really think anything of it, but in hindsight his words were more menacing than she had realized. Did she seriously miss a threat when it was so obvious? He basically told her to watch her back. That was definitely worth some nervousness, right? She didn’t want to think that it was anything more than just talk, but the energy coming from him didn’t feel right.
She looked over her shoulder, suddenly aware that he could storm into the cafeteria at any time, but he was nowhere to be found amongst the dozens of other faces entering the cafeteria. She mentally kicked herself for getting startled over something as stupid as a conversation. Mark was just a guy… a guy who was overly competitive and jealous of Percy. She shook her head and returned to her breakfast.
Contuining with creepy crawly things for Halloween, what do you know about snakes? Herpetology is the study of snakes, reptiles and amphibians. The word herpetology arrived in English via French in 1816, from Ancient Greek: ἑρπήτόν, herpeton meaningcreeping animaland -λογία, -logiafrom the word logos meaning the study of.
Notice the beginning of the word ἑρπήτόν: the Ancient Greek alphabet had no letter ‘h’ so the diacritical mark over the epsilon (called a rough breathing mark) indicated the ‘h’ sound. Ancient Greek also had a smooth breathing mark (the same diacritical mark pointing in the other direction) that indicated a vowel with no aspirating ‘h’ sound.
And for the advanced class out there who are asking the question in their heads, yes, herpes derives from the same root word that gives herpeton, in this case herpein (meaning to creep), Into English via the Latin word herpes, meaning the shingles, as the disease creeped through the body.
Image of corn snake courtesy Linda Tanner under Creative Commons 3.0 license.
Image of snake skeleton courtesy Chris White under Creative Commons 3.0 license.
[Yes, “herpes of the eye” is a real thing. It’s actually multiple things.]
Herpes zoster, the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles, can infect the fifth cranial nerve, causing ocular manifestations (corneal inflammation and intense pain) and facial shingles. It’s considered an ophthalmic emergency, as permanent damage can be caused to the ocular nerve and eyeball.
Herpes simplex, the virus that causes oral and genital herpes, can also infect the eye, causing herpes keratitis, which is also an ophthalmic emergency. Both eye infections can cause scarring along the visual axis, and permanent vision impairment, and generally have to be treated with antiviral pills and eyedrops.
Atlas of the External Diseases of the Eye. Dr. O. Haab, 1899.
Ew the shading came out a lot different than how it was on sai //huff huff Anyways Namie’s full ref I guess
She’s usually a happy-go-lucky girl and would always try to maintain a brighter side of any situation to give others hope
A fighter she is not, but that doesn’t mean she simply runs. When push comes to shove she’ll fight, mainly with a bow and arrow, her throwing knives, or a cross bow. Namie refuses to use guns as they slightly scare her (but again will use if needed)
Is a little cheerleader to the group, lol, always trying to keep their spirits up and giving options to situations.
She’s quite carefree and a dumdum at times, especially when it comes to interacting with others. Since before the whole ordeal she secluded herself except for a select few.
Namie is kind of like a nurse in training, she had wanted to be a doctor since her mother grew ill of some unknown disease and died because of it.
She’s really athletic but since she has some of her mom’s disease (passed since birth) she tries to refrain herself from overexertion (like it was possible with all the runnin’ from zombies)
Usually carries two bags, basic medical supplies; wipes, bandages, heat/cold pads, cream, etc. And another bag which would contain knives and ammo (She’d offer to be a mule and carry the access ammo to help)
Her hair was originally long and braided when she was with Gin and a few others, but after witnessing a girl being pulled by a zombie by her hair decided to cut it off.
Prompt: Hey! I just read your Gabriel imagine in which the reader can read his thoughts, and it’s really cute, I love it! I was wondering if you could write a second part in which they go on their date and Gabriel finds out about the reader’s ability and he gets really embarrassed and cute? Some very fluffy stuff, basically C: ~Anon
Nathan will literally sit there in the sidewalk making sad kissy faces to the air because he wants the oh-so-famous New Years Eve kiss but he didn’t have anyone. “C'mon, I might be slightly drunk but I don’t have herpes or anything.” Yes, good way to convince the stranger.