house of troubles

It’s a little terrifying when you can wake up at 2:30 in the morning and hear gunshots and write it off as people out in the woods near your neighborhood hunting, only to find out that it was actually someone breaking into your neighbor’s car, stealing his concealed carry, and firing it into the street.  The fact that I can hear gunshots past 2:00am and not think anything of it is ridiculous in and of itself.  Gotta love America.

Canon Era Heads of House
  • Sprout: *checks in at Hufflepuff once a week* Everything OK in here? Good. Let me know if you need anything.
  • Flitwick: Which spell was it? Merlin. Well, let me see if I can find a countercharm...
  • McGonagall: You did WHAT now????
  • Snape: Unless someone is dying, I don't want to know about it.
Trump claims “no politician in history has been treated worse”

So I decided to dispute this claim for him in a list form. I even just stuck to presidents, though he left it open to “all politicians.” Here are some examples of criticism our former presidents received:

  • President George Washington: had to borrow money to attend his own inauguration; Jefferson repeatedly accused him of treason especially regarding the Jay Treaty
  • President John Adams: entire reputation scourged by a scathing 72-page letter written by Alexander Hamilton (a member of his own party) about how horrible he was
  • President Thomas Jefferson: election called the “greatest misfortune our nation has ever experienced” by Martha Washington; also historically despised by many of his colleagues
  • President James Madison: was frequently made fun of for being small/frail/weak (5'4", about 100 pounds, very sickly); the wife of a Virginia politician once labeled him “the most unsociable creature in existence"
  • President James Monroe: was nicknamed “The Last Cocked Hat” due to his outdated revolutionary-era fashion sense he still kept later in life; also…he acquired Florida
  • President John Quincy Adams: constantly plagued by calls of illegitimacy for his term because of the backroom deal he made with the House to be elected over Jackson
  • President Andrew Jackson: basically almost caused mutiny of Southern states over a tariff; was chastised for his nepotism and also nicknamed “King Andrew” for his selfish/monarch-like tendencies as president (also committed genocide but I’m not counting that in here because he was actually LAUDED for it)
  • President Martin Van Buren: nicknamed “Little Magician,” “Sly Fox,” and “Red Fox of Kinderhook” for his shitty political skills, small stature, and red hair; Charles Ogle called him “Martin Van Ruin” on the floor of the House of Representatives
  • President William Henry Harrison: gave an ill-advised address in the freezing cold rain & was literally president for 30 days 12 hours and 30 minutes before he died of pneumonia, after which the nation quickly forgot about him
  • President John Tyler: nicknamed “His Accidency” after inheriting the presidency from Harrison
  • President James K Polk: so obscure that one of his rivals coined the slogan “Who is James K. Polk?” during his campaign; highly criticized for his war with Mexico
  • President Zachary Taylor: though only president for 16 months, often remembered as one of the worst presidents in history; as a total outsider he completely demolished the Whig party after his victory
  • President Millard Fillmore: entire cabinet unanimously resigned after disagreeing with him over a free vs. slave state issue
  • President Franklin Pierce: was abhorrently despised for his hand in the Kansas-Nebraska Act and failed to be re-nominated for a second term
  • President James Buchanan: pre-civil war, became so hated during his presidency part of his cabinet resigned; said to Lincoln upon leaving, “If you are as happy entering the presidency as I am leaving it, then you are a very happy man.” Also has evidently been ranked among 3 worst presidents in every poll and survey conducted since 1948
  • President Abraham Lincoln: shot & killed
  • President Andrew Johnson: literally faced impeachment over his failure to work with Congress; during his trial he blamed his troubles on “a mendacious press” that continually criticized him
  • President Ulysses S Grant: no political experience entering office; was loyal to people close to him and as a result failed to remove ineffective people; presidency riddled with scandals and corruption, though none involved him directly it caused him to be remembered as guilty by association
  • President Rutherford B Hayes: official inauguration secretly held inside the White House for fear of the trouble his opponents might stir up
  • President James A Garfield: shot & killed
  • President Chester A Arthur: plagued by a negative reputation of cronyism garnered in his early political career
  • President Grover Cleveland: sexually abused a widow (which he threw into an asylum) and fathered an illegitimate child (which he threw into an orphanage); was criticized with chants such as “Ma, Ma, where’s my pa?”
  • President William McKinley: shot & killed; also had a poor reputation due to his relationship with Republican party leader Mark Hanna who was seen as manipulating McKinley
  • President Theodore Roosevelt: shot & lived; also seen as egotistical and somewhat of a bully, greatly expanding executive powers
  • President William Howard Taft: Ballinger-Pinchot controversy gained so much bad press it led to the split of the Republican party
  • President Woodrow Wilson: aside from massive criticism over his handling of WWI, also garnered criticism for an investigation launched during his presidency over claims of homosexual interactions between naval personal and civilians
  • President Warren G Harding: Teapot. Dome. Scandal.
  • President Calvin Coolidge: actually criticized for saying too LITTLE
  • President Herbert Hoover: severely criticized for his handling of the Great Depression; also ordered Army to break up protesting veterans & his harsh methods got him a lot of public dissent
  • President Franklin D Roosevelt: faced allegations from Republican leaders in Congress who said he left his dog in the Aleutian Islands after a family trip & sent a Navy destroyer to rescue said dog at the taxpayers expense
  • President Harry S Truman: involved in a scandal when an investigation into the IRS lead to the firing of 166 IRS employees; stained with allegations of corruption in the aftermath
  • President Dwight D Eisenhower: many in his administration under investigation as to how many of their “gifts” and personal purchases were allegedly funded by taxpayer money
  • President John F Kennedy: shot & killed; also had a lot of alleged affairs
  • President Lyndon B Johnson: Pentagon Papers indicated he systematically lied to the American people about American involvement and actions in the Southeast Asian region
  • President Richard Nixon: …do I really have to say anything about this one?
  • President Gerald Ford: pardoned Nixon & hated for it
  • President Jimmy Carter: shit ton of criticism for Iranian Hostage Crisis
  • President Ronald Reagan: shot & lived; Iran-Contra affair; AIDS crisis…yet somehow remembered as America’s sweetheart
  • President George HW Bush: secretary of treasury arrested and sentenced to prison for tax evasion and obstruction of justice
  • President Bill Clinton: almost impeached over Monica Lewinsky
  • President George Bush: a journalist literally threw shoes at him
  • President Barack Obama: birth certificate fiasco, “THANKS A LOT, OBAMA”

Note that this is an insanely brief overview of criticisms, but the point is IT’S PART OF THE DAMN JOB, DON. NOW GET THE FUCK OVER IT BECAUSE NO ONE IS ATTENDING YOUR PITY PARTY.

The river between Switzerland and France is called Doubs: a hikers paradise and eldorado for nature lovers. No cars..no houses..no people..no trouble..the total hike would be 4 days..we did part of it.

Asteroids in retrograde, just as with planets, symbolize Karma that needs to be worked on for a person in this lifetime.  The nature of Retrograde shows the internalization of the traits of the Asteroids.  This can be done so the person learns to deal with the nature of the asteroid that they struggled with a prior incarnation.

Retrograde asteroids can have an impact on the a person the same way Retrograde planets have.   This can result in varied effects on the expression of the asteroids nature for a person.  Sometimes i can help the person be more aware of the asteroids presence and effects, sometimes it can hinder them. The deepest impact felt by asteroids in retrograde come from the asteroids of Chiron, Juno, Vesta, Ceres, and Pallas.



As with all retrograde occurrences the Chiron’s nature is more internalized into the consciousness.   In this life the wounding occurring from Chiron is attaching deeper into the conscious level making the wounding more apparent. Chiron in Retrograde can create a scenario where a wounding during the life is so deep the person is always conscious is always aware of it.  The individual most likely will have troubles moving forward from the pain they received causing psychological troubles..  

The house Chiron is in tells where the wound most likely occurred along with the traits affected in the person’s life.  This house may have trouble expressing itself due to the severe wounding received attached to the consciousness.  In a sense Chiron in retrograde acts like a second Saturn in the chart limiting the person potentially in the house it sits in.  However where Saturn offers lessons and the lifting of Karma, Chiron’s effects can be constant.

Chiron in Retrograde can be a karmic lesson that teaches the person about pain not dealt with in a past life.  Another possible scenario from this retrograde is the person is dealing with acknowledgment of wounding and pain they inflicted upon others.  For the person to move forward in life this position forces them to get of of their comfort zone and seek the aid of others to cope and move forward.  Once the native learns how to do deal with Chiron’s wounding, he is stronger and more able to repay karmic debts and help others in the way the wounded healer likes.

If the person chooses to drown in their pain instead of moving forward it may always be difficult for them.  This can set the tone possibly to relive this same karma in another incarnation.  The person must take responsibility for finding how to cope with the deepest wounds the feel.  Whether it’s through soul searching or by  opening themselves up to help from others.  Whichever way the person must face their deepest wounds of their own accord.



With retrograde Juno in an individual’s birth chart a person can internalize and think more about marriage and partnerships in general.  Juno in retrograde may make the individual possess a Libra-like attachment to relationships in their life. This comes from their constant internal contemplation of relationships in their life.  An individual here with this retrograde can think a lot about the fairness, equality, sacrifice, and overall commitment a union.

A system of checks and balances internally can be in play over how relationships are valued.  With Juno retrograde the person can possibly have struggles committing to a union due to thinking about their complexities.  This can make them come across as shy and potentially have issues approaching suitable partners.  Conversely the person can consider the benefits of forming a marriage of business partnerships.  Relationships may be so important to them they are more aggressive in pursuing them after seeing their benefits.

In some cases the individual may internalize the things they like or dislike so much they have struggle achieving balance in a relationship.  Internalizing issues they face in their partnerships can have a tendency to cause resentment.  Partnerships in general may carry an unhealthy nature and lack of balance to them.  Power struggles can be a possibility due to potential communicating issues with Juno in Retrograde.  In a marriage union peak intimacy moments may be hard to come by with the struggles of expressing internalized thoughts.  

A Juno retrograde person may find themselves attracted to passive aggressive partners whom don’t want to deal with conflict.  This can serve as a basis to agitate partnerships that face troubles.  The structure of the relationship in this case can be prone to long term failures.  This can be attributed to the fact that neither partner wants to come out and deal with the reality of issues surrounding the partnership.

The Juno in retrograde person can be very sensitive to the overall condition of a partnership.  Partnerships in trouble can make them think about the imbalances more.  Despite the imbalance the internalized nature of thinking about partnership may also lead to good things.  They can identify the problems in a union that need to be solved.  This person can be more consciously aware of what needs adjustment.  

A person with Juno retrograde just might have a karmic position here of having to step outside themselves to re-balance the union by taking the initiative. Karma through the retrograde Juno can be tied to a past life when the person didn’t consider the value of relationships.  Perhaps they were too eager to get into relationships and were in them just out of fear of loneliness or societal pressure.  Another possibility can be in a past life they avoided relationships altogether and were reclusive.  Whichever avenue occurred the person with Retrograde Juno now is forced to consider internally over relationships due to the nature of a retrograde.



When Vesta is retrograde in a natal birth horoscope the person can be seen as born from another lifetime when devotion and dedication was underdone and left bare.  It can also indicate an opposing scenario where there was obsession with dedication and service which caused issues.  Whichever occurrence happened the individual’s soul felt an imbalance between their service and dedication, and the rest of their life.

With Vesta in retrograde the energy from the areas of desire for dedication and devotion are merged with the internal consciousness.  These areas of life are contemplated often since they are a part of the consciousness and the person is forced to acknowledge it.  This can force a person to make up for their mistakes of imbalance in a precious incarnation.  The key is patience with Vesta in Retrograde.  Avoiding obsession or neglect so they person can live a more balanced life.

With this retrograding of Vesta in the birth chart it can be seen as a soul lesson from the universe.  The universe is teaching the value of service but at a steady rate.  If too much or too little dedication is employed the person’s quality of life can suffer.   If too much dedication is employed the same effect can be felt as the overall well-being can be compromised.  

The basic nature of Vesta is to take a break from obsessions at times. With the internalization and increased awareness of how the person dedicates they can see the need to make adjustments in this area.  They can understand on a conscious level that too much devotion can hurt the balance of their partnerships, working on their own growth, and take away from the family life. In the same token they may see that not enough devotion and dedication can leave a person feeling void and empty without any direction.  Potentially this can lead to struggle with partnerships or supporting a family financially as example.



With Asteroid Ceres retrograde in a natal birth chart the person can have struggles with nurturing received.  The nurturing could have been void in their life or some cases were inconsistent.  The mother or nurturing parent specially could have factored significantly into this issue; though it can be any form of nurturing and love that should of been received.  The nature of Retrograde Karma shows the energy the Ceres asteroid represents becomes internalized and part of the conscious awareness.  

Internally the person may sense a part of the human experience is missing for them.   The internalization of ceres’ energy may lead an individual to struggle to express nurturing.  It could be that they do not understand how to nurture or they feel insecure about it since it is distant to them.  This can be because it was not stressed as appropriate behavior in their upbringing.  With this the person may possibly have issues with seeking relationships or allowing someone to assist or in some cases even love them.

This can all stem from past life karma where the person may of been dependent upon others to bolster them with nurturing.  They may of sought nurturing and love from others instead of learning how to take care of themselves.  Now with retrograde Ceres there is an internal need to learn how to nurture themselves and not rely on others.  By taking care of their own needs they can fill a void missing inside of themselves.  In the process they can learn the value of nurturing so they can learn how to nature others better as well.  The sign and house position of Ceres can give indications of the area nurturing was problematic for them.



With Pallas retrograde in a natal birth horoscope we see where a person becomes more consciously aware of the traits of Pallas internally.  In this case the person thinks and considers their creative intelligence, overall wisdom and ability to stand up for one self-more.  This is due to the true nature of retrograde celestial bodies which shows the internalization of the traits of the retrograde body.  Retrograde Karma is working to make the person more aware of Pallas traits so they can help develop them better.

In a past life the person may have struggled with rushing in before thinking things over.  There could’ve been issues with desire of protecting what they thought was valuable.  Struggles could have existed with developing a sense of wisdom through experience.  Standing up for what they thought was fair and showing confidence in their beliefs may have been an issue for them.  Being fair to themselves and others may have been a recurring problem potentially they dealt with.

Coming into this life Pallas in retrograde can serve the purpose of burning the traits of Pallas into the conscious thinking to correct these issues.  This can help by making the creative intelligence always active and in motion internally. The value of taking action becomes a part of their regular thinking.  They can become a better strategist and consider their moves more.  This can help a person develop patience and consider their moves more in life.

The conscious side of a person can also consider more the value of applying what they learn.  Developing more wisdom and understand internally the value of what they learned is a karmic lesson here.  The Pallas retrograde can help the person think about what they find value in.  This can be from karma moving the person to develop and understanding of the importance of their beliefs. Now an understand internally may develop of what is worth fighting for.

AU where bitty is on the lacrosse team and manages to keep the lax bros out of smh’s hair long enough that the boys start to get suspicious

word count: 1603

part 1 here


After what Bitty has been referring to in his own head as “The Incident” (with capital letters and all), things between the lax team and the hockey team are… Better? Naturally, Bitty couldn’t tell his team about what had happened, and in fact hadn’t even been pressured to; the teammates who’d been in the house at the time hadn’t even realized he was gone until he was strolling back through the door. So much for having each other’s backs, Bitty had mumbled to himself as he rolled out his pie crust.

But that had been nearly a month ago, and since then, the hockey team hadn’t been over even once to bang at the door with complaints– not even when the house had hosted a party two weeks ago and their music had been loud enough for the bass to be felt a full block away. It’s unusual behavior, and Bitty would be lying if he ever tried to say he isn’t curious about it. The way he sees it, they’re probably just feeling guilty over the whole kidnapping thing. Which is probably fair, all things considered, and Bitty appreciates their consideration. For the most part.

Despite the hockey team’s apparent peace with the lacrosse team, they do still seem a little spiteful. Either that, or Bitty is projecting his own spite onto them; he’s been sitting at the house’s kitchen table for a full two hours now, picking at a now cold tray of bagel bites as he tries to finish an essay. It’s not due until the next Monday, a fact that has Bitty thanking any and all gods who may exist, because there is no way in hell he can finish it tonight with the loud music blaring from across the street. Bitty keeps finding himself bouncing a leg to the beat and staring blankly at his laptop instead of actually writing, and after the fourth time, he finally sighs and slams the thing shut, sliding it perhaps too roughly into his backpack. He deposits the entire bag safely by the stairs before he heads out.

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I'm here now// Montgomery de la cruz

Request by: @13rw-monty I tried my best hope you like it

Song: shameless by the weeknd

The first time I met Monty was once when dad was yelling at my again, he blames me for mom’s death. He came home drunk and slapped me so I stood outside the house crying. That was exactly when my brother got home. He picked me up and we headed to where he hides when this happens, at Bryce’s house. When I got there I stood behind my brother shyly as he talked with them. Suddenly a guy spoke up.

“Aren’t you going to introduce us to your friend?” He smiled at me.

“Oh guys this is my sister y/n.” My brother moved over so they could see me, he then turned to back to the guy. “Yes Monty that means she’s off limits.” Monty responded with a smirk and a wink at me.

After that I got along with them, they would stand up for me at school when people bothered me, and I would always go over when things got bad at home. Monty was always there for me, if someone bothered me he wouldn’t hesitate to start a fight.

Recently things at home got worst I didn’t want to be at Bryce’s too long because I felt like I was annoying them so I stopped going. Monty tries to talk to me in the hallways but I just make up an excuse to go somewhere else. My dad stopped supporting us so my brother started working and barley has time for me. And the small paycheck he makes wasn’t enough for both of us. I turned to stealing it was the only way I could make money without bothering my brother. I lied to him and told him I did small jobs like walking dogs or cleaning backyards. Today I had stolen a few more things. The routine was to get home and sell them online. I got to my house when I walked into my room Monty was there.

“What are you doing here?” I jumped back in surprise.

“I need to talk to you, why have you been distant?”

“I’m….busy.” I shrugged.

“Y/n I’ve known you for a while and I know the face you make when you lie so what’s going on?” He sighed.

“Nothing…you need to leave Im busy.” I lied. Suddenly he grabbed the bag I was holding closely to me. He emptied out the contents to find watches and all the things I’d manage to steal today.

“What is all of this for?”

“A project.”

“I know when you’re lying…so what is this for?” He sighed. I couldn’t take lying to Monty, he was always there for me. Before I knew it I broke down crying in front of him. He walked over to me hugging me as I cried into his chest.

“Tell me what’s wrong.” He looked at me with pleading eyes.

“My dad…he stopped supporting us, he only shows up in the middle of the night and leaves early in the morning. My brother had to start working to make money for the both of us but it wasn’t enough. So I decided to help him but I couldn’t find a place to hire me so I started…stealing.” My voice sounded shaky from the crying. He looked down at me with sadness in his eyes.

“Why didn’t you come to me?”

“I was bothering you guys too much already.” I spoke softly.

“Why can’t you see.” He spoke frustrated.

See what?“

"I love you, since the day your brother brought you over as soon as I laid my eyes on you my first thought was I’m going to make her mine.”

“You shouldn’t like me, I’m trouble.” I pushed him away from me before walking towards the door. Suddenly he trapped me in between the door and his body. I turned around angry that he wouldn’t let me leave the room. “You should like the usual pretty skinny rich cheerleaders that you date, not the girl who steal, always gets in trouble and has a lot of family problems.” I started crying.

“I love you no matter what.” He mumbled as he started leaning in. “Monty move!” I let out a frustrated groan as I tried pushing his hard body. Considering I was shorter and he was more muscular he didn’t even budge. This caused him to laugh.

“Why won’t you just except that I love you.” I could tell this was making him angry.

“Because…I love you too. And whenever something finally goes right in my life and I get what I want…it doesn’t last long.”

“I would never leave you. I want to help you. You can come over to my house whenever your dad causes trouble. If you need anything I’ll be there.” I looked up at him and started crying.

“I’ve never really had anyone besides my brother care about.” I spoke into his chest.

“Well now you have me and get used to it.” He mumbled as he kissed my forehead. I always had trouble trusting people since it has always just been me and my brother but for some reason I actually felt like I could trust Monty, I cuddled into him as I stopped crying.

“I’m here now.” Was the last thing I heard before falling asleep.

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Why the Houses Get in Trouble

Ravenclaws:
They ask “why” too much. Psh. Like you can ask that too many times 🙄But seriously, they will not hesitate to ask, and if they don’t get an answer, they aren’t afraid to do whatever it takes to find out themselves.

Hufflepuffs:
For being too loyal to their stupid friends. Poor Puffs, we all drag them down to the garbage with us, don’t we? Also, they tend to sneak a lot of food from the kitchens, so there’s that.

Slytherins:
They do whatever they need to do. They aren’t easily caught, though, which surprisingly makes them the house that gets in trouble the least. They do some pretty shady crap tho. 😑

Gryffindors:
*pulls out mile-long list* *clears throat*
Yeah, I’m not doing this. *puts list away* The list is too long. Point being, they do everything. Keep the Weasleys twins in mind. The Golden Trio. The Marauders. And where do they all come from?! That’s right! GRYFFINDOR.