how-we-react

The Arkansas Sleep Experiments

by reddit user nazisharks

To Those Who Sleep

This happened a few years ago. You may have heard rumors if you’re on campus. Some even circulated online. Nobody knew what really happened. Because I’m the only one who knows and I kept quiet. For a multitude of reasons. None of them matter now. Here’s what really happened.

The four of us were handpicked for this experiment by Prof. Richardson because we’d all studied under him, worked under him, and, as much as anyone can, earned his confidence.

He said this one was different. We had to keep it quiet. He wanted to keep details to a minimum. All he would tell us before going in was that he required a month of our lives and that if he succeeded sleep would never again be a necessity.

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S4 Inconsistences

I know we’re already discussed a ton of times how S4 doesn’t make sense (specially TFP) but I wanted to make it even more clear, and explain with this why to me S4 (and again, specially TFP) is fake and why there must be something more to explain all of these inconsistences. I understand there could be continuity errors or some things that they could have not noticed, with such big projects there’s always this kind of things, it can happen, but please look at this:

1) We’re told in ASIB what happens when a person falls from Baker Street window

And then in TFP is just like:

??? Ok Mark, sure!

2) In HLV we clearly saw how a gunshot looks like

But then in TST is like:

What was that? seriously! Why is the blood coming out like that?? Why is Mary flying? 

3) In TGG we’re shown how how a flat explosion looks like 

But then in TFP we get this:

(sorry for the shitty quality but this gif was long af D:) But the wall, them and Mrs. Hudson are perfectly ok. 

4) In TGG we saw how Sherlock reacts when John is in danger and has to save him

But then in TFP we get….this?

WTF Sherlock, mate??? He’s gonna drown! *SIGH*

5) In TRF we painfully see how John reacts when he knows he’s about to see a beloved person die

And yeah, in TST he’s like:

He looks like he was waiting for her to die fgs!!

If you come up with more examples please tell me and I’ll gladly gif them.

I’ll tag some people under the cut, if you want me to untag you please tell me

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We all face difficult times.
But what matters is how we react to it. 
And this is where our upbringing comes into play.
—  to be kind: we have to be taught kindness // @abillionlittlethoughts #dailythought
Imagine being in a relationship with Jensen for years and getting married in secret and him revealing it in an interview.

“Well, I really feel like I need to give you great congratulations for the movie once more. Nobody expected it to be such a blockbuster but we were pleasantly surprised, I’m sure it must have been for you too seeing as- it’s the first time you act on a movie together, am I right?” the interviewer asked and you nodded your head, glancing at your costar and… husband.

“Yeah, well I- I’ve been out of the big screen for some time now because I- because of Supernatural, and I love don’t get me wrong. It was my choice because I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world, even if sometimes the shooting is exhausting it’s all worth it.” Jensen gave her a charming grin.

“I’ll agree, they’ve got like the best crew I’ve ever met. Everything works out so well and- and that’s even more surprising seeing how much they goof around I- at times I wonder how they get anything done there!” you laughed and Jensen chuckled, nodding his head with a shy smile.

“We’re all a bunch of kids, I’ll admit.” he mumbled as you rubbed his shoulder.

“But they really have the best of the best there. From director, writers, crew to cast, I think that’s what has made the show so successful so I don’t blame Jensen or anyone if they’d never want to leave that! They are really a family and- and you can feel that you know?” you made hand motions “You feel it from the first day and you feel so welcomed you just could as well stay there forever!”

“Speaking of which, though-” the interviewer spoke up with a smile “-Congratulations (Y/n)! I learned that you have been cast to play a surprise character in the show this upcoming season, is it right?”

“Uh yeah, yeah I have! It was amazing, the soonest I found out they wanted someone for a role I just went for it. I didn’t care what it was as long as I could be there even for one effin episode, it will be more than that yeah but still.” you nodded your head.

“Yeah, and I secretly believe that she was just cast to be there to take care of us. I mean “Two oscars?”-” he made a deep voice and a funny face “Screw that, she can keep Jensen and Jared under control; you’re hired!” he slammed his hand on the chair and you giggled as he laughed along with the interviewer.

“I can almost believe that to be honest.” she laughed “But to be honest, and just because we saw how people reacted to the news: Do you not think it has to do with the chemistry you two seemed to have in the movie? And-” she raised a finger “-Before you answer, let me tell you that 9 out of 10 critics pointed out how great your acting together was, as it’s obviously well known. The fans have not stopped shipping you like crazy after this movie, asking for as much as they can get of the two of you together in a screen, big or small.”

Jensen had a sly smirk on his face and you kicked his foot slightly, trying to keep a serious face on “Well-” he cleared his throat, getting a little serious himself, or at least trying to “-I mean look at her!” he showed you off with both his hands “How can someone not have chemistry with this woman?”

You giggled shaking your head with a blush “J!”

“We- we just clicked, from the first moment; I think that was it.” he said with a fond smile and you knew that even if she thought the first day of shooting you could understand he met that first time about ten years ago in a coffee shop “There was a connection, there was defintiely understanding, an unspoken agreement and-”

“Lots of spilled coffee.” you added with a giggle and he laughed next to you.

“Lots of spilled coffee too, yeah.” he had a boyish grin on his face.

“There was chemistry, yeah.” you spoke more softly “Maybe we didn’t see it from the first moment, but it was there. We don’t act like any other couple- screen couple I mean.” you hurried to add “You’d really be surprised to see us communicate, maybe freak out a little bit too.” you chuckled and Jensen did the same “But we- we work, that’s what we know and we’re glad that people could see it as well and that it helped the movie so much; in being believable and true I mean.”

“It really came out of nowhere for some, me including let me tell you. I might be fangirling a little now, but your ship is a really big thing and I know this Halloween what I am going to dress up with my boyfriend. With both the new season of Supernatural and a Sequel in the works the ship has sailed!” she said with a wide grin and you and Jensen laughed.

“You tell me!” he grinned “Wherever I go someone will talk about it and you know what? I completely understand!” he nodded his head.

“Of course you would.” you said with a small smirk and he gave you a look that just made you shift in your place uncomfortably.

“And you know-” he suddenly said, turning to look at the interviewer “I ship it too. Yeah, I ship us like you have no idea but I think I’m the number one fan here because this has been my ship for much longer than yours!”

“Really? That would be an interesting story to hear!”

“Oh you bet!” you exclaimed, remembering how much he tried everything in his power to get to you to say yes in a date with him.

“You know?” she raised an eyebrow and you nodded your head with a grin.

“I was drunk, that’s the only thing I have to say! I was drunk, for everything! Just getting it out there, before he says anything.”

“Excuse me?!” he gasped, looking at you in fake shock that made you and the other woman laugh “Ouch!” he placed a hand over his chest.

“You know what?” he looked at the interviewer “You think a woman loves you, you do everything together: Jump off cliffs, kill aliens, go through the end of the world and almost give your life for each other and that’s what she says: I was drunk. Pff” he scoffed, shaking his head “You end up getting married and after almost a year she tells me she was just drunk, can you believe that?” he asked, his voice almost squeaky as the woman stared with almost wide eyes between the two of you, her smile vanishing slowly as she got more shocked.

“Wh-what?”

“No, really. I even buy her flowers every chance I get- not just anniversaries but well, she was obviously drunk when she said yes.” he said with a clearly fake hurt face and you giggled as the interviewer gaped at you.

“You two are-” she ended up grinning as you nodded your head with a shy smile

“Ask the wife.” he said with a small pout as he rested his chin on his hand, his wedding ring more evident at that moment.

The Moon

Glyph ( ☽ )

Ruler of Cancer
Exalted in Taurus
Detriment in Capricorn
Fall in Scorpio

Time Spent in a Sign: 2 ½ Days

Mythology behind the Moon
Often associated with femininity, the Moon is symbolic of many things. In popular culture, the Moon is associated with emotions and it is believed that Full Moons have a strong effect over us, inspiring the folklore behind werewolves. In Roman Mythology, the Moon was represented by Luna, Goddess of the Moon (and others). In Greek Mythology, Artemis was not only Goddess of Hunt, but also Goddess of the Moon. In many ancient cultures, the Moon has always been female and was representative of fertilization, emotions and the Mother or other female figures.

The Moon in Astrology
No one knows you better than you know yourself. People see your Sun sign, but know nothing of your Moon sign. The Moon is the deepest part of us and is ruler of our emotions, our “deeper” personality, our soul. It is an extremely important luminary in our charts. How we feel, approach and react to things is determined by our Moon sign. What we need in order to feel secure is usually determined by the Moon sign as well. We all feel things differently, we take things in differently and react to them differently too. All of which is determined by your Moon sign. So how do we express our Moon sign?

Moon in Aries
People with their Moon in Aries can’t help but feel their emotions aggressively. It is harder for the Moon in Aries to hold things back because of the impulsive and direct nature of Aries itself.

Moon in Taurus
The Moon is exalted in Taurus. People with their Moon in Taurus usually have a leash on their emotions. They aim for stability and they are not ones to react quickly to their emotions, but they do so with good reason.

Moon in Gemini
People with their Moon in Gemini can fluctuate constantly with their emotions. They would much rather verbalize how they’re feeling and they do so in a humorous or rather dramatic way.

Moon in Cancer
The Moon is domicile in Cancer. People with their Moon in Cancer are emotionally self aware. They don’t hold their emotions back much and because of this they do rather well in being able to empathize with people.

Moon in Leo
People with their Moon in Leo feel their emotions dramatically. They can’t help but to feel things on a grand scale that it can be overwhelming for them, but because of this they are self aware people.

Moon in Virgo
People with their Moon in Virgo can be pessimistic towards things. They are usually highly aware of what’s happening around them and it can cause them to be a little high strung, but they are helpful with others because of the reality they always face.

Moon in Libra
People with their Moon in Libra find the beauty in things and other people easier compared to other Moon signs. They are romantics at heart, compassionate towards others and know how to keep their cool in a crisis.

Moon in Scorpio
The Moon is in fall in Scorpio. People with their Moon in Scorpio feel things intensely. They can’t help but to be strongly tied to their emotions, but they do a rather good job of hiding them.

Moon in Sagittarius
People with their Moon in Sagittarius feel things strongly. They are good hearted, generally optimists and they look for a good time no matter the situation presented.

Moon in Capricorn
The Moon is in detriment in Capricorn. People with their Moon in Capricorn are masters at hiding their emotions. They are tough and cool in a crisis, but may not be so good at emotionally comforting others.

Moon in Aquarius
People with their Moon in Aquarius can be detached with their emotions. They have to really process and internalize their emotions before expressing them because the last thing they want to do is make a fool out of themselves.

Moon in Pisces
People with their Moon in Pisces feel the deepest of them all. They have to be cautious about who they hang around with because of quickly they absorb the energy around them. Too much negative energy can consume and overwhelm them to a breaking point.

The Truth About Life …

1. Things never, ever go according to your plan

2. You’ll always meet with unexpected snags and obstacles

3. Not everyone will like you, or want to be your friend

4. We all lose motivation and want to ditch our dreams

5. Success is transitory – the happiness will pass

6. We all get disappointed and let down by our friends

7. But attitude is everything – we choose how to react

8. There’s always something good, if we will only look for it

9. There are those who “play it forward”, and who’re helpful, warm and kind

10. And life is full of chances, new beginnings and fresh starts.

Not every day will be great. Not every moment will be phenomenal. However, either of which can be made ample times worse depending on how we react to such circumstances. So please, be mindful of these reactions, for they can go a very long way.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Let’s assume lesbians “overcome” their “transphobia” and start dating trans women

Who benefits from this?

Lesbian women:

  • can’t talk about periods because it “triggers” trans women
  • can’t talk about their vaginas because it “triggers” trans women
  • can’t talk about issues in other parts of the female reproductive system because cissexism, transphobia and it “triggers” trans women
  • can’t talk about how they don’t like penises because it hurts trans womens feelings
  • can’t talk about their attraction to female body parts because not every female has [insert body part] and it may hurt trans womens feelings
  • has to overcome her sexual boundaries because penises are “female organs”
  • [insert more]

It would be a constant walk on eggshells. They would be always at risk of getting called a cisbian/cissexist/transphobe and so on. We know how gendershits react if you say the “wrong” things. It can be very dangerous.

So who benefits from all this?? Hint: Not lesbians

Although this has been rewritten in a hundred different ways, due to recent events I’ve decided to once again bring up the fact that we live on a death world.

So imagine what an alien would do after hearing what we’ve been experiencing in North America and how we reacted.

When Houston and surrounding areas were hit by Hurricane Harvey, the sensible fled, but there were still many who stayed behind and played around in the flood. They were catching fish in their own homes and riding jetskis down the street. Now I ask you, what kind of sensible being would do such a thing? None of them.

Only humans have the stubbornness and determination to stick it out in one of the biggest natural disasters our planet can use against us, and actually find ways to have fun! Now there are people in Florida who are faced with not one, but two hurricane bearing down on them and they’ve decided to give Mother Nature the bird and stay home.

Drya: Human-Steve, when were these pictures of you taken?

Steve: Oh yeah! This was during the flood caused Hurricane Harvey. Man me and the guys had so much fun

Drya: My translator must be malfunctioning, the only definitions I possess for “Hurricane” and “Flood” are extremely deadly natural disasters, and yet you claim to have had ‘fun’ with others while they happened? Why did you not evacuate?

Steve: Well some people did, but a lot of people stayed behind because they just wanted to stay home

Drya: So humans sat through a natural disaster or epic proportions because they were too stubborn to move?

Steve: You think that’s bad? Right after Harvey some people who lived in Florida sat there through 2 back-to-back hurricanes!

Drya: *screams in horror*

So Anti’s back. Time to hyperfocus

Today’s episode of Hyperfocus is on what Anti says.

So for any of you who are extremely confused (I was too until I did some hardcore searching), Anti made his grand return in the intro for Jack’s PAX East panel. The reason you may be seeing so many phone- recorded videos is because Jack told people to record it on their phones. But… Was it Jack?

We’ll get to that in a minute.

First, let’s start with Anti’s first words, a voiceover on nothing. Did you miss me?” 

Sound familiar? Oh, yeah.

Dark said it when he came back. I’m willing to bet Anti got similar reactions. I, at least, reacted the same way for both: a little flailing, a little fangirling, and repeating, “Yes, yes I did.”

Next: 

“Look at you all just sitting there, you all thought I was gone. Not worrying about anything. You all thought I was gone, but I’ve been here this entire time, keeping an eye on things.”

Anti, like Dark, wants us to pay attention. The difference here is that while Dark feeds off our attention and needs it (see: “You just need to let me in”), Anti simply craves the attention. As soon as the spotlight was off of him, he got jealous. He lashed out, because he wants to be seen again.

And when he says “I’ve been here this entire time,” that goes along with a lot of theories centered around the idea that Anti really did get rid of Jack on Halloween, and that Anti has just been pretending this entire time. Every glitch and Anti sighting between then and now has been Jack trying to get our attention.

Anti insults us. “Look at you all just sitting there.” He makes us feel at fault. He says we should have been worried. Flashback to Halloween, when he says “This is your fault.” He blames us. 

But he’s been here the entire time, which leads me back to what I said above about Jack telling us to record with our phones. Was it Jack? My theory is, no. If Anti claims to have been here this entire time, there has not been a single moment that it has been Jack since before Halloween. 

Moreover, I think Anti wanted a record of his reappearance, but in a chaotic way. This wasn’t in a video uploaded to Jack’s channel, it was an intro to a live event. Multiple people record this on their phones and share it on Tumblr, and the entire fandom is thrown into confusion and chaos.

Yeah, I’m pretty sure it was Anti.

“You stopped paying attention. Well, I hope you’re happy. You’ve found someone new. You threw me aside. Someone to replace me.”

Again, Dark.

I wanted Dark and Anti to get along, but this right here makes me think that if they ever did meet, it would not be good.

Dark said he’d been “Pushed aside, replaced, mocked.” Most people agree that he was referring to Anti here. Anti had been getting most of the attention, and Dark was a little mad about it. But when Dark got to us, when we let him in on Valentine’s, it satiated his need for attention. He believed that he wouldn’t have to deal with Anti anymore, because he came back.

Anti, on the other hand, not only said “Betrayal, neglect, mistake,” he also said this very cryptic little phrase: “cheap imitator.” 

Most people, again, agree that after Dark came back, Anti got jealous once again. But instead of saying he’d been pushed aside, replaced, and mocked, he’d been betrayed and neglected. By us. He believes that by even looking at Dark, we’ve betrayed and neglected him. He calls Dark a mistake, and a cheap imitator. Not good.

But then this. “You’ve found someone new. You threw me aside. Someone to replace me.”

Again, the only thing I could imagine he is talking about is Dark. We turned to Dark, and Anti is not happy.

“I’m not going anywhere. I’m always there, always watching. You can’t get rid of me.”

This goes back to above, where Anti says he’s always been there. Not much else to say about this, other than he’s always watching.

He sees everything we do. How we react to him, how we react to Dark. He sees every little headcanon we cook up. And he really doesn’t care what we say. Like Fall Out Boy said, “I don’t care what you think as long as it’s about me.”

Here’s a big difference between Anti and Dark. Dark needs us to trust him and even like him for his plans to play out. Anti, on the other hand, just wants us to watch. He doesn’t care about controlling us, because he believes he can do anything on his own. We can’t get rid of him. When he says that, he shows that he truly doesn’t care what we think as long as we pay more attention to him than Dark.

Enjoy the show.”

The first thing that popped into my head was Mark’s Raspy Hill video, which was arguably an early Darkiplier appearance. Although it isn’t canonical or acknowledged by Mark, we all kind of understand it to be Dark. (Sidenote, even back then, before Dark had concrete characteristics, we can still see him trying to make us trust him. More on that if you want it. Hmu.) In that video, Dark says, “Enjoy your stay.”

Enjoy is the key word here. I don’t think either Dark or Anti truly meant that they want us to enjoy in the common sense of the word. They meant to pay attention, and don’t try to leave. No matter what, the show is going to be worth watching.

Edit: I’ve been reminded of Natewantstobattle’s Sister Location song “Enjoy the Show” featuring Jack and HOW COULD I FORGET. And, yeah, maybe Anti threw that little reference in there for kicks and giggles. Anti likes showing up in horror games, doesn’t he? I highly doubt that Anti was making direct reference to Dark, and it’s entirely possible that he was referencing the song “Enjoy the Show,” but at this point it’s impossible to separate Anti and Dark completely. There is undeniable interaction between the two.

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Oh, and the sliced neck? Yeah, kind of confirms that Jack is gone. Anti has been in control since Halloween. 

And the gauges? Most likely a canonical character trait. Makes Anti edgier.

Reality is a struggle. But fear? That is only optional. We make the decision of how we react to the events in our lives. So live fully. Live fearless.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

anonymous asked:

Scenario where Class 1-A found out that Aizawa have S/O and is pregnant?!! How will they react?

We all know that questions would be flying everywhere. Here’s a pretty funny scenario for you all. [Admin Denki]

You groaned, walking up the stairs of Yuuhei. This place was like a maze and you had gotten lost twice now and all you wanted to do was find the A-1 classroom. Aizawa had forgotten some of his folders and his lunch at home with his coffee. You cheered when you found the classroom, poking your head in. The teacher was nowhere to be found, but his whole class was there.
“Is Mr. Aizawa here?” You asked, stepping into the classroom. You had difficulty walking due to being 8 months pregnant, so you mostly just hobbled now.
“He’s late again. Are you the sub?” A very serious young man with black hair stood up.
“Oh, no. I’m Aizawa’s wife.” You said, catching your breath. The whole class came alive right when you said that.
“Aizawa’s married?” A girl with black hair murmured.
“I didn’t know he had a wife.” A green-haired boy turned to a girl next to him.
“Are you pregnant?” A red-haired boy shouted, obviously too blunt for his own good.
“Kirishima!” The girls in the class glared at him. “You don’t ask a woman that, no matter how pregnant she is.” They hissed. You laughed a little, catching their attention.
“It’s alright. Yes, I’m pregnant. I’m actually due next month.” You smiled.
“What are you doing here?” A blonde boy asked, probably not trying to sound as rude as he did.
“Shouta forgot some things this morning when he ran off to work. I’m surprised he’s not here.” You murmured, setting the folders down on the desk in front.
“Wait, if you’re pregnant.  .  . that means you two had sex!” Kirishima practically screamed.
“Wow, you must have taken a health class at some point.” You rolled your eyes, still holding the mug of coffee and his lunch. You placed them nicely at his desk. A few kids laughed at your response, making Kirishima blush.
“I apologize for our class. Our teacher had never mentioned having a significant other.” The class president said. You shook your head.
“It’s fine. I’ve never had a reason to come to this school before.” You shrugged.
“Do you have anymore questions before I leave?” You crossed your arms. Hands shot up and you smiled at that.
“Do you know who we are?” A blonde boy asked, excitedly.
“Well, he’s mentioned a few of you before.” You laughed. “I’m guessing you’re.  . . the kid with the lightning quirk? Kami? Kaminara?”
“Kaminari Denki.” He corrected with a grin on his face.
“He’s told me about a really angry kid with crazy hair. I’m guessing that’s you.” You gestured to Bakugou, who had his arms crossed and an angry expression on his face.
“What the fuck?” He grumbled.

Aizawa sighed, making his way to his own classroom. He was more than late due to the meeting running long and his lack of enthusiasm to actually teach a class of teenagers. He paused when he heard laughing from the classroom and a familiar voice.
“He talks in his sleep?” Someone exclaimed.
“All the time.” You laughed. “You should hear him. Damn those kids. Stop hitting each other.” You tried to mimic his voice. “He thinks about you guys all the time.”
“(Y/n).” Aizawa announced his presence as he walked into the classroom. “What are you doing here?” He asked, noting you sitting on his desk.
“Oh, you forgot some things at home, so I figured I’d drop them off since I don’t have work today.” You smiled at him. Aizawa glared at his class.
“Don’t humor them.” He murmured, looking at the coffee and food. “Thank you, though.” He nodded, taking a sip of coffee.
“Do I get a kiss before I leave?” You asked, getting up from the desk. Aizawa glanced around the quiet classroom at all the hopeful looks in his student’s eyes. He quickly pecked your lips.
“Now go home and rest. I’m sure all the stairs are a pain.” Aizawa didn’t want his kids to see him so sweet.
“Don’t worry.” You smiled, leaving the classroom. “See you at dinner. And it was nice meeting you all.” You waved at the class before leaving. There was a moment of silence as Aizawa dared anyone to speak about it.
“So, I heard you think about us a lot.”
“Shut up and open your textbooks.”

Critical Role and Queer Perspective

There’s a little Critical Role analysis I’ve been thinking about that probably won’t fit in my thesis, mostly because it’s too narrow in scope. I wanted to talk about it, though, because it’s been one of the most interesting transitions to watch in terms of how the show thinks about its queer characters.

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