i'm serious we better do this

anonymous asked:

Um. For what it's worth, I don't agree with what Mad did, or Mare. Or Anti, when he hurt Ollie. But. Not to call everyone out but I'm gonna call everyone out, y'all are ALL terrible at times, all of the egos, and most of you have some serious evil streaks. But so do we, the fans. Otherwise, we wouldn't be so drawn to you. So, I don't like it but even if it escalates further, I'm not casting stones. We love them all too much to let any of them die. (not a challenge please don't kill anyone)

No, I think you make a good point here. Something that I’ve never wanted to do on the blog is make all the characters completely good or completely evil. That’s just not how people work. We all have our evil streaks, but some just hide them better than others. (I used to hide mine real well before I started writing on this blog haha)

So, no. You don’t have to feel forced to take sides in this or cast stones (a very appropriate choice of words, “Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone” and we see how well that ended). Neither side is entirely innocent in this, and that’s the way I intended it. The characters are more relatable that way.

Because none of us are perfect and neither are they.

Day 30: Draw a character you loathe.

“Wait, wait. Lemme get this straight. You lot of flippin’ lunatics think that you know how to raise my son better than I do?”

Everyone paused. This was a strange bunch – a chronic masterbat– perverted college student, a shapeshifting lolita, a trained killing machine, a vengeful bodyguard, a psychotic-witch-turned-bug, a pedo magician, a “coward” with floating hands, a delinquent with serious math skills, and a teacher with the Untuckable Shirt™.

“…I mean, if you set that bar THAT low, then YES. YES, WE DO." 

sai-shou  asked:

¥ ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Selectively Accepting || Put ¥ in my ask and my muse will rate your muse on:

Faith (since you didn’t specify, Imma just automatically do it for Faith lol)

Looks: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Personality: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Would they date them: yes | no (lemme smash)
Favorite thing about them: idk ur a cool meme who i can do stupid shit with
Least favorite thing about them: you get caught too easily. like wtf how are we supposed to have our fun if you’re so shitty at getting away with it. also stop wearing make-up. you look better without it. :V

anonymous asked:

I don't mean this to sound hostile, but I'm super turned off by Bernie's failure to vigorously oppose drone strikes, mass surveillance, and to support Edward Snowden. Economics and the environment are extremely important, and on those Bernie's better than any other American politician, but civil liberties and peace are important too. I want Bernie to stand against imperialist slaughter overseas and the growth of a dystopian police state in America.

I mean, Bernie has spoken out on those things.

On mass surveillance: 

Let me be clear: We must do everything we can to protect our country from the serious potential of another terrorist attack. We can and must do so, however, in a way that also protects the constitutional rights of the American people and maintains our free society.

Do we really want to live in a country where the NSA gathers data on virtually every single phone call in the United States—including as many as 5 billion cellphone records per day? I don’t. Do we really want our government to collect our emails, see our text messages, know everyone’s Internet browsing history, monitor bank and credit card transactions, keep tabs on people’s social networks? I don’t.

Unfortunately, this sort of Orwellian surveillance, conducted under provisions of the Patriot Act, invades the privacy of millions of law-abiding Americans.(x)

On Edward Snowden:

The information disclosed by Edward Snowden has allowed Congress and the American people to understand the degree to which the NSA has abused its authority and violated our constitutional rights.

Now we must learn from the troubling revelations Mr Snowden brought to light. Our intelligence and law enforcement agencies must be given the tools they need to protect us, but that can be done in a way that does not sacrifice our rights.

While Mr Snowden played an important role in educating the American people, there is no debate that he also violated an oath and committed a crime. In my view, the interests of justice would be best served if our government granted him some form of clemency or a plea agreement that would spare him a long prison sentence or permanent exile. (x)

On Drone Strikes:

I think we have to use drones very, very selectively and effectively. That has not always been the case. What you can argue is that there are times and places where drone attacks have been effective.(x)

Just because you haven’t seen it, doesn’t mean that it has not been addressed. 

But I know that his drone strike comments may not be comforting to everyone, but I actually agree with his statement. Drone’s are a tool, like any other. A tool can be used well and a tool can be used poorly. A tool in the wrong hands though can be a nightmarish affair. 

I think that Drone strikes should only be used with massive congressional oversight for the very reasons that Bernie Sanders states.  Drone warfare should be selective and effective. Drone strikes should not take place if there is a risk of civilian casualty and the President should have to answer for every strike that has any civilian casualties. 

I want the process of having to answer for a strike having gone awry to be so lengthy that it is a deterrent to using them in any but the most extreme cases or in the case of a Congressional Act of War. No president would want weeks of their limited time in office to be consumed with congressional hearings on the validity of their use of force. 

Because let’s be honest, Drones are not going anywhere. There are too many tactical advantages to drone warfare over conventional warfare.

- @theliberaltony

To be honest, I have not spent a great deal of time thinking about how to properly police drone strikes, the Intercept has a ton of information on the topic in “The Drone Papers” which I would recommend that anyone interested in the Drones should read.  

retardedhumanhere  asked:

Whaddup, I got a question. I'm 1/4 chinese, and every time someone hears that they think I was born and raised in China or something. But my question is do you consider that Asian "enough". This question ain't that serious, just wondering

I think it’s kinda stupid that we must pose “asian enough” upon people. Your heritage is unique and that’s all there is to it! I’m 7/8 Asian by ethnicity (Japanese/Manchurian), but I’ve lived abroad my entire life and speak better French/German than Mandarin :)

I wish Enid and Elodie remained best friends and there was no anime betrayal™ bc im sick and tired of toxic female friendships. The only saving grace was that it wasn’t over a guy , but that doesn’t make it better. And like, girls don’t hate each other as much as the media loooves to portray it, so can we stop acting like they do?

anonymous asked:

I know that we, as Sasuke fans, can collectively agree that his redemption journey+guilt tripping+getting beaten into submission+not getting justice+the way they treated him after his final fight with Naruto is horrible. However, he did commit a few very serious crimes and terrible actions, and he really should answer for them. What I'm asking is: in a miraculous scenario where people actually decide that, yeah, they really should give Sasuke the justice he deserves and even think about(1/2)

changing the goddamn shitty Shinobi system still established, how would you handle Sasuke’s criminal record? Not as bad as how it was in canon, but he really did do some shitty things, so how should we… er, for a lack of a better term, “punish” him?(2/2)

Hmmm. I think to answer this question I need to break down what’s actually on Sasuke’s criminal record. This is a list that doesn’t include my personal feelings:

- Left the Hidden Leaf Village to train under Orochimaru: In the Naruto universe, this is an offense punishable by death. According to the rules of the Narutoverse itself, Sasuke automatically gets a death sentence for this. However, as a favour to Naruto, Tsunade chose to have this not be listed as a crime nor to pursue Sasuke as a criminal. Then Danzou redacated Tsunade’s decision, and then Kakashi redacted Danzou’s. Assuming the same things go down with regards to the line of Kages in this scenario, to avoid complications, we’ll work under the assumption that Sasuke is pardoned for this crime.

Sasuke committed no crimes that we know of while working under Orochimaru, so none will be counted. I would argue that Sasuke is not responsible for the death of Deidara or even Itachi, but regardless of how one views it both were criminals and their deaths caused no direct harm to the Leaf.

- Fought Naruto: The first two times this happens (Sasuke Retrieval arc and Tenchi Bridge Reconnaissance Mission arc), it’s in response to pursuit. This would maybe count as a crime of resistance to apprehension, but I don’t recall that ever being specified as a crime in the series so we’re going to pass over it.

- Joining the Akatsuki and attacking Killer Bee: If I recall correctly, the Leaf had already decided to pursue the Akatsuki before Sasuke even joined it, but the window of time between Sasuke joining and the Kage Summit that affected the law is so brief I’m not going to speculate on it too much. I say that Sasuke attacked Killer Bee because he actually did not succeed in killing him or in capturing him: as a ninja not affiliated with any Village, this is not an act of war. As we know, this led to the mobilization of the Five Great Shinobi Countries against the Akatsuki and to Sasuke’s subsequent death sentence, which was actually in effect this time. I’m not sure, however, what the punishment in the Naruto world is for attempted kidnapping. When Itachi and Kisame failed to kidnap Naruto, they weren’t even subsequently pursued for it, but that may be because they were already in the Bingo Book. Personally, I think Sasuke’s aid of the Five Great Shinobi Countries during the Fourth Shinobi World War may entitle him to a lighter sentence.

- Attacking Karin: Karin is not affiliated with any Village and was an affiliate of Sasuke’s. I don’t think the Leaf Village has a system that deals with crimes committed between criminals, so we’ll say he’s off the hook for this one.

- Killing Danzou: Since he’s no longer affiliated with the Leaf, this doesn’t count as treason. However, he did murder a leader of the Leaf Village. I’m not sure what “punishment” was attributed to Orochimaru when he killed the Third Hokage, which in my opinion is a precedent, but just based off of how the Leaf works in general I’d venture Sasuke earns a death sentence for this. This is without taking into account Danzou’s own illegal operations and lengthy criminal record.

- Threatening the Leaf Village: Threatening to harm a Village isn’t the same as actually harming it, but, again, considering the way the Leaf tends to handle stuff in general, I’m gonna say they’d throw a death sentence at him for even uttering his intent to destroy the Leaf. He fought Naruto again here but since it was in response to pursuit I’m going to go with the same thing I said above.

- Threatening to kill the Five Kage: Yeah, I think I’ll put this one under “probable death sentence” too.

- Challenging Naruto to a fight and attempting to murder him: This one wasn’t in response to being pursued. I don’t know what the punishment is in the Naruto world for challenging a shinobi to a fight when you are unaffiliated with any Village is. After all, rogue ninjas are supposed to be kill-on-sight just, like, in general.

Basically, by Naruto world standards, just judging his actions, Sasuke should be dead a couple times over. But if we’re discussing justice for Sasuke, we have to account for the crimes that were committed by the Leaf Village as a state against him.

- The biggest and the most obvious, The Uchiha Clan Massacre: Genocide is a very serious crime, and as the survivor of a state-ordered genocide, the Leaf really ought to be kissing Sasuke’s ass just in apology for the injustice that was committed against him.

- Negligence: In a fair system, the Leaf would have to acknowledge their failure to provide any sort of support or accommodation for an orphaned and traumatized child who is registered and that they are perfectly aware of. Especially because the reasons for his trauma are their fault.

- Negligence again: Namely, during the Chuunin Exams. The Leaf Village became aware that Orochimaru was a participant in the Chuunin Exams even while the second stage was still occurring. At that point, it was too late for them to do anything about Sasuke’s cursed seal, but even at Anko’s request to pull Sasuke from the exams during the preliminaries, the Hokage still insisted on allowing Sasuke to continue. They already knew that Sasuke was Orochimaru’s target as well; he should have been heavily guarded during the entirety of the exams.

- Inadequate retrieval measures: Though the Village was aware that Sasuke had left the Village, they sent genin who were Sasuke’s age after him instead of well-trained Jonin during the Sasuke Retrieval Arc. He wasn’t yet a missing-nin, at this point all they needed to do was apprehend him and bring him back to the Village, but their attempt was half-assed and they let him get away.

If this system is fair, then the Leaf Village’s own hand in creating Sasuke’s motives for his crimes must be acknowledged. I don’t think the Naruto universe even has a fucking court, lmfao. Sasuke had no lawyer or even an opportunity to represent or defend himself. 

Personally? I think all things considered, Sasuke is a victim far more than he is a criminal. As you can see from my list above, many of his crimes were mere threats or unsuccessful attempts: the only crimes he actually successfully committed were leaving the Village, which as you can see above the Leaf is at least partially if not entirely at fault for, and killing Danzou, which considering the crimes Danzou committed against him and his motivation I think a fair court would pardon him for. 

If I were the Leaf Village, I’d be on my knees begging for his forgiveness, not daring to so much as consider punishing him.

INFP internal monologue
  • INFP's mother: INFP, water the plants later!INFP's mother: *leaves house*
  • Ne: Fuck those vegetables. Why don't you keep playing Mario Galaxy?
  • Si: I'm feeling weak. Guess I won't remember to do that today.
  • Fi: You're tertiary, you always are.
  • Te: If we get the task done then we can play as long as we like!
  • Si: Te, I reckon you're a shadow function.
  • Ne: Why couldn't I see a better path to tread?
  • Te: I'm being serious.
  • Fi: You're being TOLD TO FUCK OFF.
  • Te: But...
  • Si: Sorry Te. The loop INFP's been in recently tired me out. And apparently Fi commands.
  • Fi: I don't command, that's simply what INFP wants.
  • Te: That's going to bring us no good.
  • Fi: SHUT UP
  • INFP's mother: I'm home.
  • Te: See why you should listen to me?
  • Fi: Shut up you over-demanding motherfucker.

Anon said: sheeeep you should do the bias selfie/tag!! we wanna see your beautiful face :*

because i…. felt like it here’s a selfie. this is a once and a lifetime opportunity to see my not so beautiful face you’re welcome. o3o

jk this is like maximum selfie taking i will never look better than this this is the ultimate shit. my hair was so fluffy and i just look hella. sometimes i go back and look at these selfies and i’m like “SHIT IS THAT ME /?/:” really. prime selfie.

anonymous asked:

Hey! So I have a D&D question for you. Some online friends and I are getting a party together but we have... 9-10 players. I'm not the DM and the person who is seems okay with it, but I'm worried. I'm not sure if I should suggest splitting the party before we even start or if we should just give it a try. Do you have any suggestions?

It is certainly possible to run a D&D game with that many players, but it’s not easy.  Unless your DM has done it before and is pretty confident, I wouldn’t recommend it.  With that many players comes a lot of challenges. Splitting into two groups of 4 to 5 players each is probably a better idea, especially if you’re hoping to get into some serious, consistent role playing.

That being said, I have run a group that would occasionally swell to that many players.  And it was fun!  There was a core group of about 6 people who reliably showed up for sessions, and other people kind of wandered in and out.  Plus the host would rent out their extra rooms on airbnb, so fairly often I’d have complete strangers show up and decide they wanted to try the game as well for a single session.  It kept things fresh and exciting.  Here are some things I learned from that experience:

  • Have a consistent session schedule.  The best part about having a ginormous group is that even if half your players don’t show up, you’ll still have enough people to make a go of it.  
  • With that many people, you will likely have many sessions with one or more missing players.  You can’t let that stop you!  Full steam ahead!  The game must go on!
  • Obviously, this means your DM has to be flexible and adaptive.  It’s up to them to figure out how to wrangle so many people without anyone being left out. Therefore, the DM should have no other responsibilities beyond DMing!  Players can support the DM by taking care of gaming logistics such as scheduling, food, transportation, and working out interpersonal disputes.
  • Have more experienced players mentoring less experienced players
  • It helps to have a more relaxed, party type atmosphere.  There should be food and drinks and players should be allowed to have unrelated conversations to fill the time between action.  If the mere idea of this upsets you, playing D&D in such a large group is definitely not for you, because I can guarantee you won’t be able to make that many people sit and quietly wait their turn with zero distractions.  
  • With combat, the group should adopt a Use It Or Lose It attitude towards deciding what to do on your turn.  If someone doesn’t know what to do, it’s better to skip them than to wait. 
  • Rules-Lawyering should be avoided.  To save time, the DM should be prepared to make a lot of judgments and shortcuts up on the fly.  You should trust your DM to uphold the spirit of the game without always sticking to the letter of the law.
  • Character creation is majorly time consuming, so consider using pre-generated characters, or delegating the building of characters to one or more experience players.  
  • Plan on not having characters level up very often, as it can be pretty disruptive and cut into game time.
  • Make sure players understand and adhere to the social contract of gaming: It is up to them to think of a reason for their character to play along with everyone else.  If they want to be difficult loners, they’ll pretty much be deadweight to the group.

Anyway, those are my suggestions.  Thanks for the question, and good luck!

Let’s talk about reviewing fanfics

We gotta do it. More. A lot more. A lot a lot more. I could probably rant about it for ages, but instead, I’ll just go to examples.

Let’s start with my work on AO3 that’s gotten the most hits - BNHA Oneshots. Just a series of oneshots, me writing things for people, and a constant reminder that I have several more prompts in my inbox waiting to be filled (sorry).

Said story has 3342 hits. That’s a lotta hits. It’s also got 140 kudos.

Speaking of kudos, let’s take a look at the story with the highest amount of those - A Complete and Total Lack of Subtlety (both BNHA stories, interestingly enough), with 265 kudos and 2205 hits.

Now let’s take a peek at the story with the highest word count - Deicide (Ha! This one’s Durarara!!), with 63,260 words and 100 kudos. The previous two stories had, respectively, 6,183 words and 1,352 words.

Finally, let’s look at comments! AO3 counts all the comments, including the ones you make in reply and the ones people make in reply to your reply (and so on and so forth). This means that, if you reply to every single comment (which I generally do), you have to cut the amount in half to see how many of the comments aren’t from yourself.

Deicide has 132 comments total, meaning that around 66 of those comments are from people who aren’t me. And because some of those comments are mini conversations, it’s actually an even smaller number. Deicide has 21 chapters, the first of which was posted on FFN (where it has 44 reviews, 63 favs, and 82 follows) way back in December of 2014.

ACaTLoS has 27 comments total (around thirteen not from me) on AO3. On FFN, it has 3 reviews, 28 favs, and 8 follows (despite being a oneshot marked “complete”). 

BNHA Oneshots has 18 comments (9 from other people) on AO3 and 10 reviews on FFN (as well as 9 favs and 14 follows). It has 14 chapters total.

Now let’s move on to the stories I know for a fact that people are most interested in - Ad Nihilum, Things Fall Apart, and Marcidum (Deicide should probably also be one of these, but I already talked about it and few people seem to care too much anymore, including me).

Ad Nihilum has 5 chapters, 15,998 words, 12 comments (6 from other people), 31 kudos, 11 bookmarks, and 327 hits. On FFN, it has 7 reviews, 8 favs, and 14 follows. Which is actually pretty good.

Things Fall Apart has 6 chapters, 19,648 words, 12 comments (again, 6 from other people), 15 kudos, 1 bookmark, and 748 hits. On FFN, it has 17 reviews, 6 favs, and 10 follows. A little disappointing, but not terrible.

Marcidum has 4 chapters, 8,734 words, 38 comments (19 from other people), 100 kudos, 17 bookmarks, and 1003 hits. On FFN, it has 7 reviews, 4 favs, and 4 follows.

Now, realistically speaking, different fandoms are active on different sites. I know for a fact that the BNHA fandom prefers AO3, so it makes more sense that my BNHA stories do better on AO3 than on FFN. Fairy Tail seems to be transferring over to AO3, but most of the fanbase is still on FFN, which is why TFA does better there. Yu-Gi-Oh! and Durarara!! are all over the place, hence why Deicide and Ad Nihilum are split roughly down the middle.

All that said, let’s add everything up.

With these six stories, we have a total of 207 reviews/comments. For 51 chapters containing 115,175 words.


anonymous asked:

i'm so sorry for bothering you but can you explain the DCEU meme you reblogged? (it's a tweet with the script) i don't get it

Oh that?

Man, you should go to an expert ™, but it was a hot mess. If memory serves, that douche was trashing BvS with a passion nonstop. Then decides, “hey, I can do this job better than the paid professionals, here it is” only, it was total shit.

EVERYONE called him out on it and he tried to backtrack and say he wasn’t serious, but like, we all knew. It’s one of those backseat driver things. This guy needs to stick to his shitty YouTube videos.

Steven Universe {Sentence Starters}
  • "I wanted all of us to have breakfast together."
  • "It uh... doesn't seem to wanna go away."
  • "Everyone’s counting on you, you can’t just be useless!"
  • "Well of course I can, I'm perfect!"
  • "Looks like we're gonna have to split up."
  • "It’s extremely powerful, we shouldn't have even brought it home."
  • "We’ll figure out something else, something even better."
  • "The doors and rooms here make no sense! They all bring you back here!"
  • "But remember — this is a serious mission."
  • "Ah, it's fading! How do I make it come back?!"
  • "We should've done this in the first place."
  • "Whoa! What magical place of mysteries is this?"
  • "In my defense, I forgot."
  • "Fine. Move aside, I’ll take care of this."
  • "I certainly hope that's not the attitude you have during battle."
  • "Are we really going to let him keep that?"
  • "That pizza wasn't even good."
  • "Maybe you should take the day off."
  • "I'm sorry! I shouldn't have yelled! But I can't stand to see you freaking out like this!"
  • "I know where you are. It's where you're going that concerns me!"
  • "What's the point of saving people if they're just gonna ban you from their pizza shops?"
  • "Humans find such fascinating ways to waste their time."
  • "No whining. We need to start cleaning up the debris."
  • "So what?! I'm not strong enough?!"
  • "I'll make them understand. I'll make them all understand."
While Yuri was in Japan
  • Yuri: I know we’ve always had this unspoken rivalry.
  • Yuuri: It’s not a rivalry, you’re just always mean to me. And it's not unspoken, you talk about it all the time.
  • Yuri: Anyway, since we’re stuck together until I win, I figured we could at least be civil.
  • Victor: Hey, can someone-
  • Yuri: I’ll do it! I’ll do it better!

Some SS Omega fast drawings.

I started to watch Omega again with my sister some time ago but we had to give up for some reasons, but we could continue it again and I’m so happy ♥ I really love Omega. I wanted to draw some fast things only to satisfy my burning feelings <3 but some gay kisses appeared by themselves lol xD

They are just some random fast drawings don’t take them too serious neither. Also Kogabzu looked better in my mind OTL, I need to do a decent drawing of him later.

gothsquid  asked:

Any tips for a first time parent? I feel like I'm sinking a little bit

Only a little bit? Then you’re doing better than I did :) Seriously though, it’s super-hard. Don’t let other new-parents fool you. It sucks. But it gets better, I promise. When my son was born I went through a serious bout of depression. We weren’t bonding, and he would literally scream at the sight of me. He eventually got over himself and now he’s my best buddy.
Get help. Whether it’s paying a baby sitter or imposing on a relative. Take breaks and do what you can to catch up on sleep. Again, this shit is the hardest. But someday you’ll wake up and love the hell out of being a parent (at least some of the time 😉).

The signs as Church/Alpha quotes
  • Aries: OK, fine. Triangle of Confusion! Rhombus of Terror! Parabola of Mystery! Who cares? Get the goddamn show on the road!
  • Taurus: Okay guys, I don't mean to be rude, but I've got a missing girlfriend, a guy who's pregnant, an idiot who thinks his pet just died, AND our worst enemy is hanging out unsupervised in our base right now. So I really, really, REALLY don't have time for this HORSESHIT RIGHT NOW!
  • Gemini: Hey rookie, did you just call my girlfriend a cow?
  • Cancer: That's right... I'm a gay robot.
  • Leo: You know, Caboose, I used to not care. I just went along with orders and hoped that everything would work out for me. But after all that has happened, you know what I learned? It's not about hating the guy on the other side because someone told you to. I mean, you should hate someone because they're an asshole, or pervert, or snob, or they're lazy, or arrogant, or an idiot, or a know-it-all. Those are reasons to dislike somebody. You don't hate a person because someone told you to. You have to learn to despise them on a personal level. Not because they're Red, or Blue, but because you know them, and you see them every single day, and you can't stand them because they are a complete and total fucking douchebag.
  • Virgo: When it goes off, I'll be fine. It only affects computers, remember? And I am a motherfuckin' ghost.
  • Libra: And this is the voice of God! Give up your evil ways. Join the Blue team!
  • Scorpio: Huh. I don't know why but, I hate goodbyes.
  • Sagittarius: Okay. We all agree that while the current situation is not totally ironic, the fact that we now have to work together is odd in an unexpected way, that defies our normal circumstances. Is everyone happy with that?
  • Capricorn: And Tex? The one thing I didn't realize before was this. Maybe I'm the last Church not because I fixed everything, but because I died and there's no way I can come back. If that happens, I just want to let you know I'm sorry. Sorry I got you mixed up in all this stupid stuff. Sorry I wasn't a better guy than I should have been. Sorry for... well, a lot of stuff...
  • Aquarius: ...but, if we do survive this, then it's totally because of me and you should build a fucking statue in my honor. I'm serious! Something cool! Like me on a horse. No, no, no, wait, a motorcycle!
  • Pisces: I just want you to know... I always hated you. I always hated you the most.

“Whenever he’s mentioned in the Iliad, Patroclus seems to be defined by his empathy.”

“He became Achilles on the field of war. He died for him there, wearing his armor.” 

“He did. Hiding and revealing identity is a constant theme throughout the Greek epics.”

“As are battle-tested friendships.”