i was training

anonymous asked:

The day I admitted that Todo was cute was the day I went down the Stan Path of No Return. Be warned; NEVER admit that he's cute. NEVER. That's how he sinks his little fangs into your heart. Don't let him. Don't let his act fool you. Don't fall for those soul-sucking dinner plates he calls eyes. For that honey-sweet high voice that has the habit of staying in your memory. For that smile that plucks and plays at your heartstrings like a fiddle. I'm too far gone, I can only warn you; stay away

“Oh my, someone sounds smitten~”

“So what else do you love about me, hm?”

I’ve just started reading From the Ground Up: Agility Foundation Training for Puppies and Beginner Dogs by Kim Collins and I’m stuck on something. Under the heading “Key Concepts for Effective Reinforcement” there is this:

The dog should be bored. This does not mean lying-on-the-couch-sleeping bored. I mean put the dog in a crate and have him hang out for awhile with nothing terribly interesting going on. When you want that dog to work he should be excited to get out of the boring old crate and do something with you! If he comes out and ignores you, he needs more crate time in his daily routine. This may take weeks to build up but it will happen and can change the dog’s mindset into a more enthusiastic working partner.

This doesn’t seem right to me. I understand that having a bored dog is best for reinforcement because then you can become interesting. But I just can’t get on board with the idea that forcibly creating a boring environment by crating your dog like this is necessary and ideal for training. Life can be boring on its own. Human life for dogs often creates long periods of boringness. Isn’t it better to harness this instead? I don’t know how to feel about this. It doesn’t sit right.

I heard a group of old women talking this morning while I was watching training videos for my new job, and their conversation would kind of fade in and out of my awareness while I was trying to focus (but let’s be real, safety videos are boring, no matter how important they are).

And I very clearly heard almost all the ladies say/agree to this sentence: “The internet is the antichrist.”

And as that conversation progressed, there I sat barely four feet away, trying with all of my might not to bust out laughing as they discussed this topic, and keep it together long enough to finish the page I was on and not make any of them mad that I was laughing/listening to their conversation.

But seriously? seriously???

It was great

Afterword

“A self-styled spiritualist who splashes table salt around, and a middle-school esper who is, in a manner of speaking, being used.
When I first started drawing this manga, it was (well, was until the end) groping in the dark with shaking hands, and I recall sweating and struggling over various things.
It could be that ‘Salt Splash’ too was born as a technique to dispel that sort of anxiety and bad thoughts.

It think this is a weird manga, but it ended up as something I couldn’t recreate on command, a thing filled with my memories. 

It’s thanks to everyone that I was able to draw it to the end like this. 
With the help of the multitude of thoughts and letters and fan arts, I was somehow able to push through to the finish line. 
If you would occasionally go back to read and laugh again, it would bring me the greatest joy. 

Thank you very much!”

thank you one for the great series, great ending, and these touching final words!

Hands down the best moment of watching TLJ was right after Snoke’s death, when Rey grabbed Luke’s saber and Kylo grabbed his own saber and they turned back to back like a Force Dream Team in slow motion with all the shining saber effects and the score and it was so cool and my 21-year old Star Wars fanboy of a brother turned to me and said “After this they should fuck”