hunger prevention

Herbs ( Sorry it's so long)

Acorn: Used for good luck, protection, wisdom, and personal power

African Mojo Beans: carried in a pocket, purse, or mojo for good luck

Agrimony: Overcoming fear & inner blockages and dispelling negative emotions. Reversing spells. Use as a wash or oil for healing rituals. Ward off evil entities and poisons

Alfalfa Leaves: Used in money, prosperity, and anti-hungry spells

Allspice: Money, luck, healing, and obtaining treasure. Added determination and energy to any spell

Angelica Root: Very powerful. Protects against negative energy and attracts positive energy. Used in healing and exorcisms. Protects against curses.

Anise Seeds: Used to help ward off the Evil Eye, find happiness, and stimulate psychic ability. Used in sleep pillows to prevent nightmares

Anise Star: Burned to increase psychic awareness & abilities.  Placed on altar to increase power generated or carried to bring good luck

Arabic Gum Powder: Purification and increased spirituality. Burned to reach meditative state

Arbica Flowers: Psychic powers and protection from spirits

Astragalus Root: Used for protection and energy

Balm of Gilead Tear: Used for love, manifestation, protection, healing, assisting in healing from loss of a loved one.

Barberry Root Bark: Cleansing, sorcery, atonement, freeing oneself from the power or control of another

Basil: Love, exorcism, wealth, and protection. Dispels confusion, fears, and weakness. Drives off hostile spirits

Bat Head Root: Used in spell work, rituals, to obtain wishes

Bay leaves: Used for protection, good fortune, success, purification, strength, healing and psychic powers. Write wishes on the leaves and burn them to make the wish come true. Put in dream pillows for prophetic dreams.

Bayberry Root Bark: Good fortune, luck, healing, and stress relief

Bee Pollen: Friendship, attraction, love, strength, happiness, and overcoming depression

Birch Bark: Powerful aid divination magic and finding the heart of truth. Other uses protection, exorcism, and purification.

Black Cohosh Root: Love, protection, courage, protection, potency

Black Walnut Bark: Wish magic, access to divine energy, and bringing the blessing of the Gods

Bladderwrack Cut: Protection, sea spells, wind spell, money, and psychic powers

Blessed Thistle Cut: Purification, protection against negativity, evil and hex breaking

Bloodroot Cut: Love, protection, and purification. Hex breaking

Blue Cohosh Cut: Use empowerment, purification, money, drawing, love breaking, and driving away evil

Blue Violet Leaf: Love, inspiration, good fortune, and protection for all evil. Wore to calm tempers and bring sleep

Boneset Leaf: Protection, exorcism and evil spirits. To curse an enemy burn as incense with a black candle inscribed with the name of the enemy

Borage Leaf: Courage and psychic powers. Burn as an incense to increase courage and strength of character.

Buckthorn Bark: Elf magic, driving away enchantments, luck, wishes

Burdock Root: Used in cleansing magic. Protection incense and spells

Calamus Root: Luck, Healing, money, protection, prevention of hunger & poverty and strengthening/binding spells (Poisonous)

Calendula Flower Petals: Protection, legal matters, and psychic/spiritual powers. Put in dream pillows for protection and to make dreams come true

Caraway Seed: Health, love, protection, mental powers, memory, passion, and anti- theft. Improve memory when used in dream spell, remember dreams

Cascara Sagrada Bark: Legal matters, money spells and protection against hexes.

Cat’s Claw Cut: Vision quests, shamanic journeys, money drawings

Catnip Cut: Sacred to Bast. Used in ritual having to do with cats or cat deities. Love, enhance beauty or happiness, protection, bad habits

Cedar: Confidence, strength, power, money, protection, healing and purification. Use in sachets to promote calmness

Celery Seed: Used for mental and psychic powers and concentration. Use in dream pillows for to help with sleep

Chamomile Flowers: Used for love, healing, production marriage proposals, gambling luck, prosperity, good fortune, reducing stress, removing hexes, curses, and spells

Chaste Tree Berries: Used in rituals to draw down the moon, chastity, and protection of the home.

Cherry Bark: Lust, direction, frugality, invisibility, magical potency. Burn as an increase while performing divination, or to during love spells

Chickweed: Fertility and love, lunar magic, animal, magic, healing with birds, carry to attract love.

Chicory Root Granules: favors, removing obstacles, and invisibility, positive outlook, sense of humor. Use a black candle and burn as an incense to hex someone.

Chive: Protection and weight loss

Chrysanthemum Flowers: Love, joy, humor, and protection

Cilantro: Protection of gardeners, bring peace to the home, and help attune one with their soul

Cinnamon: Spirituality, success, healing, personal protection, love, luck, strength, passion, and prosperity, associated with fire and the sun

Cinquefoil: An all-purpose magical herb. Love, money, health, power, and wisdom, stimulates memory, eloquence, and self-confidence, financial gain, or by those who are otherwise seeking good fortune and self-improvement, bring love, money, health, power, and wisdom into their live,  business & house blessing

Clover: Ritual baths to aid in financial estrangement. It is also used for lust, money, love, success, luck, blessing and protection of animals.

Cloves: Protection, friendship, banishing hostel or negative forces, mental clarity, money, purify, cleanses the aura.

Coltsfoot Leaves: Wealth, prosperity, love, peace, and tranquility

Comfrey Leaves: Money, safety during travel, stability, anti-theft

Coriander Seed: Love, health, protection, ease pain of broken heart, peace, ward off disease and migraines

Corn Silk: Protection, divination, good luck

Cubeb Berries: Love, lust, adding fire to spells

Cumin Seed: Fidelity, protection, exorcism, anti- theft

Damiana Leaf: Lust, sex magic, attracting love, open chakras and increase psychic abilities (Toxic to the liver)

Dandelion Leaf: Summoning spirits, healing, purification and defeating negativity, wish

Deer Antler Velvet Powder: Health, stamina, vigor, mental clarity, fertility and longevity (For external use only)

Devil’s Claw : Protection, dispelling unwanted company, and confusing enemies

Dill Seed: Money, protection, luck, lust, keeping away dark forces, house blessings, Lust

Dragon’s Blood: Protection, energy, lush, banishing, purification, and ending bad habits, increase potency of a spell, luck

Dulse: Use for lust, harmony in the home, sea rituals, and pacifying sea winds, peace

Echinacea Augustifolia/ Purpurea: Adding strength to spells, money, altar offerings

Elder Berries: Releasing enchantments, protection against negativity, wisdom, houses blessings, used in rites of death to protect the loved ones on the way to the Otherworld (May be Poisonous)

Elder Flower: Sleep, releasing enchantments, protection against negativity, wisdom, house blessings

Elecampane Root: Banishing and dispel angry or violent vibration, associated with elves, attract love, purify

Eucalyptus: Protection and attracting healing vibration

Eyebright: Psychic ability, improves memory, encourages rationality, brings light into dark and negative situations

Fennel Seed: Strength, vitality and sexual virility, prevents curse, hexes, possession and negative problems

Fenugreek Seed: Money drawing, and fertility magic

Feverfew: Protection while traveling, protection against accidents, cold/flu, love magic, spiritual healing

Flax Seeds: Money spells, healing spells, protection spells

Frankincense: Protection, consecration, meditation, cleansing, purification, offerings at Beltane, Lammas, and Yule, self-will, self-control, the ego, success

Fumitory Herb:  Associated with the Underworld, offering during Samhain, communicating with sports, attracted money, purification

Galangal Root: Winning in court, doubling money, hex breaking; remove evil spells, protection, improving psychic abilities, good health, sex magic

Garlic Powder: Healing, protection, exorcism, purification, guards against negative magic and spirts, invoking Hecate

Ginger Root: Adventure, new experiences, sensuality, sexuality, personal confidence, prosperity, success, adds strength and speed to anything it’s added to, good health, protection

Gingko Leaf: Fertility, grace, love, beauty, healing, creativity

Ginseng Powder: Love, health, beauty, protection, rejuvenation, longevity, sexual potency

Goldenrod: Money and divination

Grains of Paradise: Luck, love prosperity, protection, getting a job, divination, spells to determine guilt or innocence

Gravel Root: job security, gaining employment, success, and career

Green Tea: Courage or strength, future riches

Gum Arabic: Purification, increase spirituality, good vibration or meditative

Hawthorn Berry: Chasity, fertility, fairy magic, and rebirth

Heather Flowers: Protection, luck, bring rain, protection against violent, peace

Hibiscus Flowers: Love, lust, divination, dreams

High John the Conqueror Root: Strength, confidence, conquering any situation, success, gambling luck, luck, money, love, health, and protection

Honeysuckle Flowers: Money, success, abundance, confidence, intuition, increase psychic powers

Hops: Restfulness, sleep, healing

Horehound: Sacred to Horus, protection, clarity during rituals, creativity, inspiration, balances energy

Horsehoe Chestnut: Money and healing

Hyssop: Purification, lightens vibrations, spiritual opening, cleansing, anti-theft, ritual baths

Irish Moss: luck, money, protection

Jasmine Flowers: Divination, charging, new ideas, wealth, sleep, prophetic dreams

Jezebel Root: Money, achievement, curses and hexes

Juniper Berries: Banish, good health, attract good, healthy energies and love, anti- theft

Kava Kava Root: astral work, travel protection, sex

Kelp: healing, protection, travel protection, psychic powers, business success, attracting customers, any water/ sea/ wind magic

Lavender: Love, protection, healing, sleep, purification, peace, depression, peace

Lemon Balm: Love, success, healing, psychic, spiritual

Lemon Peel: Cleansing, spiritual opening, purification, removal of blockages, unwanted negative

Lemon Verbena: Purification, attractiveness, prevent dreams

Lemongrass: psychic cleansing/opening and lust

Licorice Root: Love, lust, fidelity

Lily of the Valley: Soothing, calming, peace, tranquility, repelling negativity, harassment, empowering, happiness, mental power, marital longevity

Linden Flower: Love and sleep

Lobelia: Love and preventing storms (Poisonous)

Lucky Hand: Protection and good luck

Lungwort: Air magic, deities of air, protection while travel by air, healing to lungs

Mandrake: Protection, prosperity, fertility, exercising evil, enhancing creativity, increasing potency of spells, attract love, health

Maple Wood: Love, money, wealth, longevity, good luck

Marjoram: Cleansing, purification, dispelling negativity, revealing dreams, protection, love, money, resolving sadness and grief

Marshmallow Root: Protection, psychic power

Mesquite Chips: Healing, cleansing, purification

Milk Thistle Seed: Strength, perseverance, wisdom, aid in decision making

Mistletoe: Fertility, creativity, prevention of illness and misfortune, protection from negative spells, Carry for luck when hunting, associated with Yule, Jupiter, and the sun, fertility, love, protection, prophetic visions

Motherwort: Confidence, success and counter magic

Mugwort: Lust, fertility, prevent backache, cure disease and madness, astral travel, prophetic dreams, clean crystal balls and scrying mirrors

Mullein Leaf: Protection from nightmares & sorcery, courage, cursing and invoking spirits

Mustard Seed: Courage, faith, endurance, luck

Myrrh: Spiritual opening, meditation, healing, high psychic vibrations, peace, blessing of talismans, charms, and magical tools

Nettles Leaf: Dispelling darkness & fear, strengthening will aiding in the ability to handle emergencies, drive off evil & negativity

Nutmeg: Money, prosperity, luck, protection, breaking hexes

Oak Moss: Luck, money, protection, strength

Oat Straw: Money and prosperity

Olive Leaf: Peace, potency, fertility, healing, protection, and lust

Onion Flakes: Prosperity, stability, endurance, protection, negative influences, ending bad habits, and removing illness, sacred to the moon

Orange Peel: Love, divination, luck, money, house blessing

Oregano: Joy, strength, vitality, and added energy

Orris Root: Popularity, persuasiveness and personal success, communication, draw love, protection

Palo Santo: Purification, increase energy flow to the body, meditation, wards off negativity

Papaya Leaf: Banishing evil and intensifying existing love relationships

Paprika: Add energy to any spell

Parsley: Calm, protects the home, money, luck, restores sense of well-being, strength and vitality after surgery or illness

Passion Flower: Attract friendship, prosperity, emotional balance, sex, stress, diminish disagreements

Patchouli: Element of earth, prosperity, fertility, personal growth, money

Patchouly: Money, love, grounding, fertility

Pau d’Arco: Healing of severe diseases

Peach Leaf: Fertility, love, and wisdom

Pennyroyal Leaf: Peace, tranquility, consecration rituals, repelling insects, seasickness, physical strength, endurance, success, good health

Peony Root: Protection from hexes and jinxes, good luck, good fortune, prosperity, success, attract fairies

Peppercorns: Courage, banishing negative vibrations, ward off jealousy against you

Peppermint Leaf:  Increase vibrations, healing purification, peaceful sleep, prophetic dream

Periwinkle: Marriage, mental power, money, grace, protection against snakes and poison, lost memory (May be poisonous)

Pine Cones: Clean breaks, new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding and growth, cleansing, purification, repelling negativity

Poppy Seed: Pleasure, heightened awareness, love, luck, and invisibility, insomnia

Quassia: Love magic

Raspberry Leaf: healing, protection, love. Carried ( NOT EATEN) by pregnant women to reduce the pain involved in pregnancy & childbirth

Rhubarb Root: Fidelity and protection

Rose Buds & Petals: Attracting love, beauty, clairvoyance, domestic peace, happiness, joy of giving

Rose Hips: Healing spells, good luck, calling in good spirits

Rosemary: Healing, good health, love, lust, prevent nightmares, purification and removing negativity

Sage: Self-purification, grief, loss, mental ablilty, wisdom, negative energy, spiritual, emotional, and physical health, well- being

Sandalwood: Removing negativity, increasing opportunities and bringing success, protection, healing, exorcism, purification

Sarsaparilla Root: Sexual vitality, health, love, money

Sassafras: Health, money, and overcoming addictions

Saw Palmetto Berries: Healing, protection, exorcism, passion, spiritual openings

Skullcap: Fidelity, commitment, relaxation, binding oaths, consecrate vows

Sea Salt: Cleansing crystals, purification, consecration, grounding, protection magic and rituals

Senna Leaf: Lust and love, enhance tact and diplomacy

Spanish Moss: Protection, opening blockages, and dispelling negativity

Spearmint Leaves: Protection while sleeping, healing, love

Spikenard Root: Bring luck, ward off illness

Squaw Vine: All matters of fertility and childbirth

St. John’s Wort: Protection, banishing, protection, blessing, depression, sorrow, prevent colds, protection from evil spirits, divination

Strawberry Leaf: Attract success; good fortune, and favorable circumstances, luck, pregnant women carry to ease pain for pregnancy and childbirth

Sulfur Powder: Used to dispel or prevent a hex on you

Sunflower Petals: Energy, protection, power, wisdom, wishes

Tansy: Health, invisibility, immortality, longevity, keeping evil out of the house

Tarragon: Healing in abusive situation and compassion magic

Thyme: Loyalty, affection, and good opinion of others, grief, strength, courage, banishing, purification, luck, health, warding off nightmares

Tonka: Love, wishes, courage, gain prosperity, courage, luck, protection

Vervain: Protection, purification, money, youth, peace, healing, sleep, wealth, depression, creativity

White Oak Bark: Wisdom, strength, youthfulness, attractiveness, fertility, negativity

White Pine Bark: Clean breaks, new beginnings, prosperity, success, strength, grounding, growth, also used cleansing, purification, repelling negativity

White Sage: Purification, evil spirits, negative energies, prosperity, fertility and longevity, money

White Willow: Blessing of the moon, healing, binding, wishes, divination

Wintergreen: Good fortune, luck, purification

Witch Hazel: Chastity, protection, grief, broken heart, love spells, ward off evil

Witches Grass: Happiness, lust, love, exorcism, overcoming obstacle, reversing hexes, depression

Wood Betony: Purification, protection, nightmares, despair

Wormwood: removing anger, stopping wars, protection from the Evil Eye, accidents, clairvoyance, to summon spirts, divination, bring enemies misfortune

Yarrow Flowers: Healing, hand fasting, weddings, divination, love, negativity, ward off fears, courage, confidence, psychic opening

Yellow Dock: Fertility, healing, money, attract customers

Yerba Santa: Beauty, healing, psychic powers, protection, ward off illness, use in bath if you think you are hexed

Yohimbe Bark: Love, lust, virility, fertility, cursing

Yucca Root: Protection, purification, cleanse and purify the body before magic, remove curse

anonymous asked:

In an old MBMBAM episode, Travis says that the only things preventing the hunger inside him from destroying this plane of existence are consecutive kung fu panda movies. Do you think that's where Griffin got the idea for The Hunger? Do you think John is dissatisfied because he hasn't seen Kung Fu Panda 3?

the rumor come out, John Hunger’s true identity is NONE OTHER THAN john lasseter himself, chief creative officer of Pixar studios. the same studio that is behind “Cars 3″, the one and only true film about hating millennials, of which Griffin is One and has shown great distress over this Unwarranted Hate for Some Time Now

it is only natural that our true savior is the Kung Fu Panda Trilogy AKA the greatest trilogy that Ever Has Been Or Will Be, created by one of Pixar’s greatest competitors: Dreamworks

dogrates  asked:

also the oil-black thing on the plane of the dead was one of paloma's visions. the other option was grey nothingness, i think?

We don’t know this for sure, but I think that Paloma’s vision was showing Taako two possible futures for the material plane.

One was engulfed by the Hunger, so that could be the tar one. The ash one…well, I have a theory about that.

I fully believe the Red Robes are not evil. That they are a group of people that, like the Bureau of Balance, are trying to save the world. After all, Magnus (and by association, probably the others) apparently have some connection to them. They seem to want to stop this world-devouring hunger.

The Bureau of Balance, similarly, has good intentions. They’ve seen the destruction the Relics caused and want to prevent it from ever happening again.

Both of them are going to fail. Because neither of them knows the whole story.

The tar future represents what will happen if the Bureau succeeds–the Relics are destroyed, the Red Robes are stopped, and there is nothing that can prevent the Hunger from consuming every last plane in this, the last world where life still blooms.

The ash future represents what will happen if the Red Robes win…maybe a world destroyed by war over the relics? 

That is the “terrible choice between two options that will determine the fate of reality itself.” In order to save reality, to preserve life, our heroes will have to take a third option.

We are pushing past midnight here but I STILL can’t stop thinking of this damn episode so here’s another thought.

Back in the world with the robots, Taako argued with his sister about what their plan should be. It didn’t get particularly heated, but they still had different priorities at the beginning. By the end, Lup was the moral compass for the entire group, making them promise they wouldn’t let each other get to such a dark place again.

When they took a vote for which plan to go with to get away from the hunger, Taako sided with his sister immediately. He trusts her judgment - it’s not that he hasn’t thought it through on his own, but he found her and Barry’s plan the better one to try first. He trusts her to know what she’s doing.

In fact, there’s a majority vote in favor of Barry and Lup’s plan. How badly do you think it fucks with Lup later, to know that her brother and her whole family had put their faith in her only to face this slow destruction as the result? Allowing death to prevent the hunger from getting more powerful - or in this case, from finding them - was the very thing she argued so hard against before.

brown boy: *washes one dish half assed*
brown parents: MY BOY IS READY FOR MARRIAGE, CHALO!
brown girl: *washes all the dishes, cleans the house, solves world hunger, cures cancer and prevents WWIII*
brown parents: WHY DIDN’T YOU ALSO CURE AIDS? NOW NO-ONE WILL MARRY YOU.

anonymous asked:

Help! My Cubchoo has an insatiable appetite for Seels and Spheals. This makes it a challenge whenever we're just trying to do some friendly battling and someone sends out either Pokemon because my Cubchoo, while usually well-behaved, cannot seem to control himself at the presence of "food". I don't want to be accountable for my Pokemon eating another trainer's Pokemon!

There are two things you can do to prevent this, and both should be done together. First, if you know you’ll be up against a seel or spheal (which you can discern by simply asking a potential opponent), feed your cubchoo before setting the battle conditions. If necessary, lead with a different pokémon to ensure that cubchoo doesn’t get sick or wracked with cramps, but feeding him beforehand will help prevent the hunger pangs that will send him after an opponent. Second and naturally, keep his poké ball on hand and withdraw him immediately if he seems like he’s losing control.

Off the field, you can help cubchoo learn self-control through more thorough training exercises—specifically ones designed to teach him to heel. As your cubchoo clearly understands commands, you may have an easier time doing this than most trainers. Begin by training him via short walks. Keep a treat in your left hand, a clicker (small device that makes clicking noises, typically used in dog pokémon training) in your right, and your cubchoo at your side. Walk forward slowly until your cubchoo begins to follow, then stop and call out “heel.” Every time he stops when you do, use your clicker and give him a treat until he begins to associate the word “heel” with stopping.

After you establish this, continue training for a week, then move on to more advanced training. Advanced training should begin with a bipedal leash (a specialized leash designed for small, bipedal pokémon) but works in a very similar way as basic training. The difference is that, first off, the walk should be longer. Second, you won’t need your clicker. Rather, give him a gentle tug if he doesn’t stop when you call “heel” and verbal praise and a treat when he does. Additionally, if he wanders too far or disobeys the “heel” command, turn around and walk back a few paces to force him back. This will teach him that when you call “heel,” he should move back towards you in addition to stopping what he’s doing.

Eventually, wean him off treats altogether, then follow up with weaning him off the leash. If you’ve done it correctly, your cubchoo should be able to walk at your side on his own and stop when he hears the word “heel.”

Once you reach that point, you can use the heel command in battle to call off your cubchoo. Whenever he hears the command, he’ll know that you want him to stop an attack and move back to your side of the field, even if facing a prey pokémon for his species.

Best of luck, anonymous!

The Fandoms right now (Nov 8th)
  • Marvel: "Make Captain America proud and Vote!"
  • DC: "Prevent the villian the world does not deserve from becoming president"
  • Supernatural: "For the love of Chuck don't create another apocalypse we would have to stop."
  • Harry Potter: "Please prevent Voldemort from leading the country."
  • Sherlock: "The eligible person who hasn't voted is lowering the IQ of the whole street."
  • Doctor Who: "Do you really want a wibbly wobbly timey wimey mess on your hands? Go vote!"
  • Star Wars: "The country is in more need of votes than Kylo has the need to be like his grandfather"
  • Star Trek: "It is logical to vote if you are eligible!"
  • Hunger Games: "Prevent the Hunger Games from ACTUALLY HAPPENING"
  • Orphan Black: "Vote to protect your brothers and seestras"
  • Game of Thrones: "Do you guys REALLY want Aerys Taragaryen as leader????"
  • Parks and Recreation: "GET ON YOUR FEET! GET UP, AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!"

Féar gortach

Hungry Grass, or Fairy Grass, is an Irish myth. It may have formed during the Irish Potato Famine, around 1840, as a fantastic explanation for the goings-on at the time. Hungry Grass is a cursed patch of grass, and anyone who crosses it is doomed to a great unending hunger. Patches of Hungry Grass are formed by the presence of a decomposing corpse, spiteful faeries, or a leprechaun. An alternate version of the story says that one can prevent the hunger by eating food while passing through the Hungry Grass.

Apparently “upper echelons of human society” means “not having starvation to death as everyday problem”, even if hunger and death from preventable diseases is. But death to the rich, am I right, commrades (even when the rich means a Chinese guy whose whole extended family scrambled to pay for his university studies).

Surviving Exam Week

Final exams are almost upon me, so it is time to take a break from tumblr and hit the books.  There is a post or two still remaining in my queue, but, after that, you won’t hear much from me for the next week and a half or so.  (The exception to this being the occasional 10 minute study break post.)
 
I want to leave all of my wonderful student followers (and myself!) with a list of reminders for your own exam weeks.
 
1.  Your brain remembers best if you use study in small quantities and alternate subjects/tasks.
2.  Don’t forget to take your meds!  If the lack of a regular schedule from lack of regular classes is going to be a problem for you, set reminders on your phone or your computer.
3.  Get enough sleep.  Your brain and your body need it to function.  What ever you do, do not try to pull an all nighter!  Healthy students have difficulty functioning after all nighters; spoonies are likely to be completely nonfunctional.  It is a bad idea! BAD IDEA!
4.  If you can, stock up on healthy food/snacks before your exams begin.  Then, keep your healthy snacks readily available while you’re studying.  It will keep you nourished and prevent hunger from distracting you.  That being said, do take breaks to eat proper meals.  You don’t have to cook anything fancy, but it is good for your brain to get away from the books for half an hour and appreciate nutritious food.
5.  Manage your stress using whatever tools work best for you.  Take short breaks for meditation/mindfulness, reading a chapter of a favorite book, playing with fidget toys, talking with friends, doing some gentle yoga, or whatever makes you feel relaxed.
6.  If you have an exercise or physical therapy routine, prioritize maintaining it.  Your body is used to that amount of exercise, and skipping it will probably make you feel worse, both physically and mentally.  (Of course, this is probably not the time to start a new exercise routine or make any significant changes/increases to your current routine.)
7.  If you have as-needed meds prescribed to you for pain or other symptoms, now is not the time to “push through the pain,” “toughen up,” “just deal with it,” or otherwise not take them when you need them.  Using prescribed medications to manage your symptoms is a good thing.  Do it!
8.  Plan ahead for your study sessions.  If you need to have medication in your system, take it enough in advance so that it has time to kick in before you get started.  Pick a comfortable physical location to study. Get all your supplies within easy reach.  Keep a nutritious snack and a bottle of water nearby. Put distractions far away and out of sight.
9.  Set concrete study goals.  I don’t just sit down and think “I’m going to study history."  Instead, a good goal might be "I’m going to study the civil war for half an hour,” or “I’m going to go through this set of flashcards twice."  This keeps things manageable and helps you make sure that you actually accomplish what you need to accomplish.  Give yourself small rewards when you complete a goal.
10.  Remember to genrally attend to your physical and mental health.  If you know you need a nap, take a nap.  If you can feel your stress levels rising, take active steps to reduce stress.  If you’re hungry, eat.  If you’re thirsty, drink water.  If you need to take a break to eat a snack and take a medication, do it.  This seems really obvious, but it’s easy to get absorbed in academics (and associated stress) and forget to take care of yourself.  Not only will not taking care of yourself undermine your academic achievements, it also may have longer lasting consequences for your overall well-being.  Remember, you still come first, even during exam week!
 
Good luck everyone!  We can do this!

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Survive (Part 1) - Shawn Mendes

Requested

It was that time of the year for the Hunger Games. A male and female from each district within the age range of 12 to 18 was chosen to participate in a bloodbath that resulted in one victor. There are twelve districts in total and we’re in district 4.

We all were called to the town square. I am with my family but I keep a close eye on Shawn. He wasn’t my boyfriend but we did have feelings for each other. We decided not to act on them until we were past the age of being a Hunger Games tribute to prevent forming a stronger bond than we already have. It would ruin the person that was left to watch the other never return.

He was with his family whispering something to his sister, Aaliyah. She had turned twelve a few months ago so she was of age to be a possible tribute like Shawn and I. She was his only sibling and he would do everything to keep her safe. He looks back and catches my eyes. He gives me a small smile and turns around before I could return the smile.

I’m the youngest in my family of five. My two siblings are above the age of becoming a tribute so my parents aren’t as worried about me being chosen as much as other parents with children of age. Even so, they still pray to the Gods for luck.

A woman from the Capital stands on the stage in front of us. Two glass bowls filled with names are on either side of her. Her hair is an electric blue and her eyes are much larger than a normal persons. Her outfit looked like a sea blue pineapple.
Peacekeepers are around the stage with their guns loaded, ready to shoot if necessary.

The whole area is silent. Everyone is feeling the same thing. Fear.
Fear for families, friends and each other. We may not be a loving community but the time for the Hunger Games does bring us closer. We usually mourn for the children once they get chosen because they hardly ever come back. If they do manage to survive, they change and they person they once were is gone forever.

A video is played before us, showing the rules and short clips of previous Hunger Games. The video ends and the Capital woman introduces herself as Glitz and gives us all a speech on the importance and history of the games. She finishes and we all know what happens next. Choosing the names of the tributes. The female tribute is chosen first. Glitz looks bored as if she didn’t understand that she was just about to change two lives forever.

I clutch both my parents hands, begging the Gods that my name wouldn’t get drawn.

Glitz says a name that sounds nothing like mine. I should feel relieved but Aaliyah’s name was called. Shawn’s little sister, Aaliyah. Our families were so close, she was practically my little sister too.

We all turn in her direction. Her parents are crying and Shawn… He would volunteer himself if he could but its not possible to do that for different gender category.

“I volunteer.”

The words slip out of my mouth before I could stop them. I realize that I don’t want to take back my words. I want to do this for her.

“I volunteer to take her place!” I yell louder, more confidently.

Hushed whispers spread throughout the area.
My mom starts crying and yelling for me to stop and refuse. As much as it hurts, I ignore her and walk towards the stage. My dad tries to pull me back but I stay out of his grasp.

Glitz looks at me, surprised. She doesn’t seem bored at all anymore.
The peacekeepers allow me entrance up the stage and I stand next to Glitz.

I find Shawn through the crowd with my eyes. His expression is unreadable. I avoid looking at my parents, afraid that I would break down seeing how crushed they are.

“Well this is a lovely surprise, isn’t it?” Glitz says, laughing happily.
“What’s your name, darling?”

I wanted to throw up at her choice of words but I knew better. I’m also sure that this was just entertainment to her not anything more.

“(Y/N) (Y/L/N),” I tell her.

“(Y/N) is District 4’s female tribute. Wish her well. Now onto the male tribute.”

She walks over to the bowl with the male names. She pulls one out and surprise is written on her face.

“This is really interesting. The male tribute is related to the female that was drawn.”

My heart starts hammering against my ribcage. This can’t be real.

“Shawn Mendes please come forth.”

Everything starts to become a blur. Shawn stands on the opposite side of Glitz. Glitz says a few things. We are led off the stage into a building. Shawn and I are separated into different rooms.

I’m glad we’re apart because now I am able to wrap my head around everything. I avoid the thought of the possibility of having to kill Shawn.

A while later, I get guests. My parents visit me with my siblings. We all cry and hug and give each other emotional speeches. They also call me insane. I don’t try to defend myself because deep down, I know they’re a little right.

Once they leave, the Mendes family visits me. They continuously thank me about taking their daughters place and they said they would be in debt to me. My only request to them was to make sure my family is kept safe. They don’t bring up Shawn and neither do I.
Mr and Mrs. Mendes leave but Aaliyah stays behind. She gives me a hug and we cling onto each other for comfort. She releases me and hands me a shell ring. The word HOPE is carved on the side.

“I know it isn’t much but it’s my most prized possession.”

I hold onto it tightly and smile at her.

“Thank you. I will cherish it.”

A few of my friends visit me but they don’t stay long because a peacekeeper comes to escort me to the train that will take us to the Capital.

I’m not sure what I got myself into but I do know that I want to survive.

Request: I think a Shawn request that’s kinda like a spinoff of Hunger Games would be cool. Maybe he or I get drawn and its an emotional goodbye or we both get drawn and ally but it’s still tough.

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This did bring back memories of my 2011 Hunger Games obsession. All the characters names are my own except for President Snow and Caesar Flickerman.

Part 2

Ok so I was going to talk about aro Katniss.

This is not going to be super detailed because it’s been a while since I read those books, but a brief note on why I like it and I think it makes sense:

First of all obviously I’m just fond of finding representation wherever it looks like it might fit, and Katniss sure acts like it. She’s resentful of the whole romance act, she’s sure she can survive without either of her two ‘love interests’, she notes that she never really thought about dating and is super thrown by declarations of love, etc. The mockingjays in the Quarter Quell frighten her with her family’s voices first. On a sexuality note, she is unimpressed by Finnick’s appearance, and she registers physical attraction only rarely, leading me to think she might be gray or demisexual leaning closer to the ace side.

Why do I think it would work well with the novels’ themes? The Capitol is super obsessed with the romance angle. That’s the only way they can understand two tributes working together. The idea of district solidarity didn’t sway them. It took the star crossed lovers lie to set things in motion. The Capitol seems pretty uninterested in any other kind of relationship. You hear about affairs and liaisons, but you never hear about friends and family. There are the two unimaginatively named twins in Mockingjay and President Snow’s granddaughter, but beyond that you don’t hear about anyone in the Capitol having relatives. They’re not shown to have many friends, favoring shallow acquaintances and backstabbing. The Hunger Games attempt to prevent intra- and inter-district solidarity by pitting kids against each other and then glorifying the single winner. Family bonds are tenuous because you never know when your child might be taken away, and most siblings would never take another’s place. (At least Katniss says her action was abnormal.) Everyone is left in a state of fear. You can’t trust anyone. You can’t be too close to your friends, siblings, or children. Your economic status is probably terrible, so you need to worry about yourself instead of anyone else. In the districts, it’s me me me for survival. In the Capitol, it’s me me me for self-gratification.  

This makes Katniss’s actions pretty radical. She is portrayed from the start as having serious and complicated relationships with her family members (love for her dead father, frustrated anger and guilt over her mother, protectiveness for her sister, the only person in the world she knows she loves.) She volunteers for Prim. She allies with Rue. Rue came first - not Peeta, not her district partner, not her star crossed lover. Her alliance with Peeta is quickly boxed up into a love narrative because Haymitch knows that’s the only way they’ll buy it. The Capitol is focused on dehumanizing district people. The love story is just another cute diversion - a pretty game they can play and sigh over. It’s like a tv drama, and in its performativeness it keeps their humanity at bay. But I think it’s a lot more powerful if it’s not romantic. (For Katniss, anyway. It clearly is for him.) Katniss protects and cares for Peeta and Gale, but it doesn’t have to be because they’re her 'love interests’. One is her friend and hunting partner. One is the only person who understands what she’s gone through. The idea that these bonds are valid and worth fighting for - worth dying for - without the promise of vicarious smooching later is rebellious. It shows that the Capitol has not crushed all human decency that does not stem from wanting to hook up with someone. 

This is not very coherent but the basic idea is:

The Capitol only legitimizes caring about your fellow human being if you’re romantically interested in them. Katniss caring about the men in her life not because she’s romantically interested in them but because they are her friends is one more way to spit in the face of the people who oppress her. 

A.L.I.E + S3 Outline Theory before the premiere airs.

So, before this season kicks off, I thought I would try to write a theory about A.L.I.E only using what we see in the trailers and from past seasons. Even if this doesn’t happen in the show, I think that this would be a cool canon divergence of what season 3 could have been. I will also talk about how EVERYTHING storyline ties together. Here are the headers for the theory that is in the ‘Keep Reading’ section:

  • Who is A.L.I.E? What is her possible role in the nuclear apocalypse and what has her reasoning?  
  • How is A.L.I.E out of the mansion? What does she want with the nuclear bomb?
  • Human Trials – Psychological and Brain Chemical control
  • Season 3 Escalation: Grounders vs. Skaikru
  • Skaikru aligning A.L.I.E’s Agenda for the Human Race + Pike’s importance (discuss critic’s ‘bashing’) 
  • Murphy & Titus & the Room
  • Conclusions – themes for the season

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