the scene where we’re introduced to Ronan, Adam, and Gansey in the TRC show should be Ronan and Gansey going up to give a presentation in World History. And before Gansey can even get the power point up on the board their should be a shot of another student whispering to his friend “Hundred bucks says it’s on that creepy king”
And then the powerpoint loads and it says “The Legend of Owen Glendower” and the entire class groans including the teacher. Then we get a shot of Adam sitting there quietly with his head in his hands.
summary— your sugar daddy says you don’t have to sleep with him if you don’t want to…trouble is, you do want to. You’re just nervous and a little inexperienced, but he catches on quick and begins to teach you the true pleasures of sex, andboy, are they good…
To start this post off, not all of these tips will work for everyone! Everyone’s dysphoria is different and everyone has different things that help!
Also, I am not a doctor or anything like that! And I am a trans guy, so that’s what this is all coming from, I can try to look up how other genders deal with dysphoria, but I think a lot of these ones will also help other genders
- Showering (I know this doesn’t help everyone) Okay, so I know it may seem like confronting your physical form may not be the right thing to do, and it might not be, but for me taking a shower/bath really helps because I focus more on the routine and what I’m washing than my actual body Also! Using products that match your gender might really help!! I use the more “masculine” smelling products for my body and it’s super nice ^^ They also have products that are more “gender neutral” if that’s more your thing
- Do something distracting that you enjoy For example, I love going on walks, drawing, writing, and gaming and any of things things could be distractions from things that you don’t want to think about! You of course don’t need to pick one of the things I enjoy doing, there are lots of things you could do like sports, blogging, listening to music, hanging out with your pets (they aren’t going to judge you!), etc.
- Find someone who won’t judge you! I know this might be hard for some of you, but I know that I have at least one person to talk to every time I get upset about this sort of thing! My friends will not misgender me, and they will reassure me that I am a guy and I do pass, and all that good stuff! If someone is hurting you and misgendering you and not respecting you, you can cut them out of your life! You are not obligated to keep these people around because of their feelings Pets can be used for this too! Your animals will never judge you :3 Hell, they probably don’t even know what gender is :D
- Find things about yourself that you like This doesn’t have to be about your body, but it can be! If you take the time to think about positive aspects of yourself, you might feel a little better. And if you can think about the positive things about your body, like the color of your eyes or the shade of your skin, or how great your smile is, or how cool your hair was in that one selfie, it might make you feel a little better about how you’re feeling about yourself right now c: If you don’t want to or can’t think about positive things about your body, try thinking about things you’re good at or things you like about your personality! Like how great of a person you are, how nice you can be, how cool you are, or how dedicated you are! Something like that!
- Treat yourself I know not everyone can go buy themselves their favorite dinner or anything like that due to money, but you can do simple things like watch your favorite movie! Or just let yourself eat that expensive ice cream you bought last week :3 Curl up in your favorite blanket with that one pillow that’s just right, or put on that makeup/outfit that you love! It’s in the little things
- Try not to think about “passing” I know this is extremely hard, but “passing” is just a social construct. Nobody “looks like a boy” because boys can look like anyone, and the same goes for other genders as well! This is definitely a hard thing to tell yourself, especially since a lot of people don’t get it, but it might help some of you!
- Find inspiration! Find someone who you look up to, or who is transitioning/has transitioned. Some people (like me) might feel resentment at them for being further into their transition than them, but other might (and should try to) be filled with hope and positivity by seeing that things get better and that it is possible to change yourself into how you want to (or do) see yourself
- Look back If you’ve already started your transition, look back to months, or years ago! You will be surprised at how far you’ve come You might even feel more hopeful about the future after having seen how much you’ve changed since before
- Find people to talk to Find people who are, or have been, in the same or a similar scenario; they know what it’s like and they may be able to help you! They can share what it was like for them and what helped them
- Just. Stop. Seriously, if you can, don’t do anything that day. Sometimes, people just need a break or some time alone. So, if you’ve been saving up those hours at work, take the day off if you can! If you know there’s nothing important at school the next day, try to stay home and not put yourself through more stuff Keep yourself safe and comfortable during your break! Maybe use this time to use one of the other techniques at the same time ^^
- Keep a diary This might seem silly, but I keep a diary off and on and it really helps me! Sometimes people just need to open up, but not to a person I named my diary Tina, so it kind of felt like I was talking to a person, though haha Also, just getting all of this down on paper (or on the screen) might help
- Wear your favorite outfit!! Find that outfit that makes you feel like a hundred bucks and wear it! It doesn’t matter if you’re staying in your house or going somewhere, wear that outfit and own it! Take a lot of pictures if you like the way it looks c:
- Selfies Take selfies when you look hella good and how you want to look, so that when you’re feeling down and dysphoric, you can look back at your selfies and be like “damnnn I look hot”
- Workout This might seem like a horrible idea, but I’ve heard that it works wonders! Just go get beefy or run into your legs feel like jelly This might also help you sleep, which might help by getting rid of your thoughts
- Sleep If you can take a nap, or just crash out, do it! You don’t have anything planned and these thoughts won’t stop? Go to sleep. You won’t be thinking of anything if you’re unconscious
- Avoid negativity If you know someone is going to bring you down, avoid them Same goes with places! If you know that a certain place is going to be negative or bring negative thoughts on, it’s probably best to avoid that place
- Drink ice water I find that the painfully cold liquid can really wipe the mind with it’s shocking temperature
- Meditate If you’re into meditation, or want to try it, I hear it does wonders to find that inner peace and just forget you have a body or end up thinking more positively about that body
- Watch your favorite show Focusing on something you love, like a series filled with interested characters who aren’t you and find themselves in lots of situations can really take your mind off of things
- Burn incense or candles Burn it right next to your bed (carefully tho) and make sure it’s a scent that you love! This way, if you don’t get out of bed, you can still have something to enjoy
- Read Read a book, or a fanfiction, or anything that will capture your full attention, so that you have something better to focus on
- Modify your body!! Like piercings, and hair dye, and stuff! Hell, even those temporary tattoos are pretty cool :3 This way, you can feel like you’re doing stuff to your body on your own terms You can even just draw on yourself with a sharpie or something!
- Clean Maybe just do some laundry or put things in neat little piles! Any amount of stress taken off will feel super good and also you might find that one outfit you lost months ago! (if you’re anything like me haha)
- Name and pronouns Write down your name and pronouns on things to make you feel a little better seeing that that’s what you want to be called, and it can just be written down like that! You could also ask some supportive friends to read them or just call you by them for no reason at the moment haha
- Take up a new hobby You could spend the time you spend being dysphoric, doing something you enjoy! Learn a new language, or learn how to do arts and crafts, or buy some gardening supplies!
- Save up money Just stick some coins from the dryer in a jar and start saving up for your transition! It’ll make you feel like things are going faster than they are
And remember: You are valid! No matter what anyone tells you, or how you feel, you are valid! <3
1. FAQ: What can you use instead of a yarn bowl? Literally anything. Cups. Bowls. Cookie jars. Your little sisters. The skulls of your enemies.
The floor. The floor makes a fantastic place to put yarn.
Unless it’s the floor of your balcony. Because then the yarn will inevitably fall through the slats and the neighbors get kind of peeved about falling yarn cakes and also, you will absolutely have to throw the rest of your knitting after and then go downstairs and fetch it. Or so I’m told. By other people. Who are not me.
2. Whoever told you DPNs are hard and circular needles are where it’s at is a lying liar who is lying with their pants on fire. DPNs are not hard. Stitches do not slip off. There are no funny gaps. You do not poke yourself all the time. Circular needles on the other hand, exist solely because the devil once had a slow day and thought, “How do you think I could ruin people’s lives in the subtlest way?”
3. No. You never have enough yarn.
4. FAQ: How many projects are too many projects to have going at once? This is a trick question. Do not answer. Demand a lawyer. Or more yarn. Or both. Actually, make sure there is always a lawyer in your knitting circle. As a precaution.
5. All lost needles will be in the sofa. Only people who are not you will be able to find them. With their butts. Call it free acupuntcure, laugh, and offer them enough alcohol to not notice when you apply sutures.
6. You still don’t have enough yarn. Your kids, on the other hand, don’t really need that much lunch money. Or do they, the greedy little bastards?
7. You will never feel as in control of your goddamn mess of a life as when you make a gauge swatch. It is a heady feeling, best experienced sparingly so try not to make one more than once a year.
8. People who say knitting involves math obviously don’t understand you at all and really, if you’d wanted that fucking vest to fit, you would have bought it in a goddamn store and not invested a hundred and twenty bucks, seventy-five work hours, a broken marriage and traumatized children in it, so shut the fuck up and admire it, you asshole!!! ADMIRE IT!
9. Maybe get that yarn bowl after all. And that yarn. They match! You’re practically obligated to buy it now. In fact, buy seven skeins. At least.
10. Look. Patterns are really just society’s way of stifling your creative and free spirit, okay? Burn them. Burn them all.
11. Just take the fucking yarn already! Who cares if you can’t afford it. It’s not like the cops will ever -
He’s carefully balancing the sandwiches and the two biggest tupperware containers he could find that both had functioning lids when the front door opens and he almost drops everything right there in front of the stupid fountain.
If that’s Derek Hale, he’s definitely not a mountain man.
Everything changes when Derek goes under while surfing, hits his head on a board, and sees a man with a tail swimming away. He wants to know who that was, and what it has to do with Beacon Hills, the one place he never meant to come back to.
imagine you’re a busboy at eden’s twilight and some kid, clearly drugged out of his mind, bruised, and panicking, checking over his shoulder every other second, comes up to you and says “hey i’ll pay you a hundred bucks if you knock me out in the next minute” do you a) call the police like a decent human being or b) take the money and knock him out
Stiles spends a year before college working at the all-night coffee shop in town. It’s nice and quiet, until one dark and brooding Derek starts coming in every morning, ordering coffee so strong that it should not be fit for human consumption. Ever. Stiles tries not to be affected by the mystery guy, but it’s not like anything else happens around here, so really, what did you expect? And when he’s already in too deep, he realises he might even be in way over his head…
“Stiles knew damn well what a pissed-off wolf sounded like, and every hair on the back of his neck was telling him that somewhere in this room was a very pissed-off werewolf.” An AU in which Derek is feral, Stiles is magical, and they eat a lot of fast food.
Not all the bat girls are Bruce’s actual kids, but he is a mentor to them never less(and they spend a lot of time with the great batman, so some parenting from him is bound to come flying their way)
“Dick is an ass to me too.”
“Yes Batgirl, I give you full permission to call any one of my sons Insecure Turd Waffles, cause they are.”
“Did Jason pee the bed? Yes, many times actually.”
“You’re over here so often, do you just want your own room? I know you sleep on Dick’s couch, but are you okay with the fact that you might contract rabies?”
“For your own safety, don’t go into any of your brothers rooms. They’re rooms smell like death incarnate.”
“Don’t touch Jason’s bread or he’ll bite your hand off.”
“Is it unfair that I’m only allowing you to do this? Yes, but you’re not an idiotic male.”
“Can you watch your brothers? I’m going away for a few days for a meeting, Alfred is joining me, and I can already see the house burnt to the ground when I get back.”
“Quiet is not taking out your phone and silently snickering at Kermit memes.”
“You aren’t even my child and you make a bigger mess in my house than all five of my kids put together.”
“Damian stuck gum in your hair? I give you full permission to go punch him.”
“Is Tim is giving you a hard time? Go spike his coffee with salt and tell him his father is watching him.”
“Please don’t go full goth on me. I already have to deal with a twenty three year old lump who can’t make decisions on his own, a twenty year old man-child who thinks it’s okay to run around and shoot random people with squirt guns, a seventeen year old who stares at me like Chucky the doll because he refuses to go to bed, and a moody thirteen year old who acts like a victimized old man. You would actually kill me Harper, do you want that?”
“Stop selling slurpies out Stephanie’s apartment window. … I don’t care if Dick offered you a hundred bucks in partnership with his growing business. I’m shutting him down too.”
“No, you can never, by any means, work with Jason again. I honestly never thought two people could damage so much property in an hour.”
“Either it’s you or Tim, because no one else would hack a digital billboard company to display an image of Jason with a Hello Kitty helmet.”
Hello Mr Ryan, Mr Trump, and whomever else this may concern.
(And, if you are an American of any stripe, then as it turns
out it also concerns you.)
I am a family physician. I interact with your constituents
all day, every day. I hear about their problems, their struggles, and often the
limitations they face regarding healthcare. I try to help them when I can. That’s
my job in a nutshell.
So let me tell you about one of your constituents who also
happened to become my patient. Let’s call him Bob.
Bob is a middle aged man who worked full time at an entry
level manual labor type job. The kind of job you spend 40 hrs/wk working but
still hover around the poverty line. The kind of job with no benefits. He didn’t
go to the doctor and had no health insurance but as far as he knew he also didn’t
have any health problems. Until one day he started feeling unwell. This
persisted for a few days and he refused to let his wife take him to the doctor.
He was worried about the cost and figured he’d get better in a few days anyway.
Only he didn’t. He got worse and his wife called an ambulance.
Enter the healthcare system.
Actually, let’s skip ahead to the final diagnosis. Bob has
type 2 diabetes. Newly diagnosed. Easy. Boring. Right? Except Bob clearly had
diabetes for some time, unbeknownst to him. When he arrived in the Emergency
Department he was in septic shock. He was riddled with large abscesses in his
internal organs and soft tissues. Both his lower limbs were necrotic. He had
osteomyelitis in multiple locations. What’s really amazing though is that he
lived. He had both his legs amputated below the knees and was hospitalized for
weeks. All told he had 8 or 9 surgeries. He required weeks of additional IV
antibiotics. But he ultimately got better. And his diabetes is well controlled
now on pretty minimal medication.
During his hospital stay he was enrolled in Medicaid which,
fortunately, will pay for all this medical expense. So let’s look at this from
an economic perspective for a quick minute. This is a man who very quickly
racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical bills for which the
government will pay. He is wheelchair bound now and on disability, again on the
government’s tab. He will certainly have additional complications during his
lifetime including pressure ulcers, infections, chronic kidney disease, etc.
All told this one individual is costing/will cost the government millions of
For want of a couple hundred bucks of prevention.
A routine visit to any PCP would have certainly identified
his diabetes earlier and, as it turns out, he only needs like $30/month of
medication to control it.
This is the tragedy of healthcare in America. That few
hundred bucks of prevention is the ‘entitlement’ you and your fellow
Republicans want to remove. This is of course saying nothing of the great
personal cost to Bob in terms of his quality of life, physical, and
psychological well being. Your bill that was withdrawn on Friday was nothing
short of an abomination. Now, you might say I have chosen an extreme example to
make a political point. Only I haven’t. I have multiple Bob like patients. Ask
any PCP, especially in rural and urban underserved America. I promise you they
will all know Bob. They will all have multiple Bobs on their panel.
Obamacare is not perfect, but it is progress. You must
understand that prevention is cheap and to continue to make progress Obamacare
must be augmented and refined, not ‘repealed and replaced’. Anything else is a
complete affront to the American people. So please, cut your political BS and draft
some useful legislation with input from actual physicians and other folks who
understand that yes, healthcare is complicated. Perhaps you could ask Mr. Obama
for some tips.